Lily Bee Design *NEW Blog* BLOG HOP + Giveaway!

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Hey everyone! Today's a super fun day at Lily Bee Design as we are celebrating the launch of our new blog location at www.lilybee.typepad.com, by having a celebratory Design Team Blog Hop! It's realy fun too, because it's the very first time Lily Bee has had a blog hop just for themselves! What a better time to start than with the launch of our beautiful new BLOG! If you happened upon the hop at my blog first, make sure you head on over to the Lily Bee Blog first to start from the beginning and to get all the details!LB_BlogHopLO_AHEver since Double Dutch came out, I thought the colleciton would be ideal for school related projects. I'm not sure what it is, but of all the "themes" out there, school projects are some of my favorite to create. So last week when my kids got off the bus together for their very first, and their very last (last) last day of school on the bus, I really wanted to make sure it was special. I got them both balloons and my daughter her favorite, sunflowers. I wanted them to know how proud I was of them, and also to celebrate the fact that I would never see them come off the bus from the same school again. 

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Thebold primary colors in Double Dutch were just what I wanted to play up those school type colors for my page. Espeically since their bus was such a huge part of the layout.

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I used both the full 12x12" ginham papers as well as the 6x6" paper pad. This really helps the eye to move from one place to another. Using the same sized pattern too much on the same page, makes it difficult to navigate the page sometimes. Plus, I just love the small prints, for pages, too!

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I mixed up the banner stickers from Double Dutch and Handmade to create a fun board at the bottom of my page and direct the eye up to the photos. I'm really loving how that worked out.

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Just as a reminder, make sure to change over your feeds/following to the *NEW* Lily Bee Design blog at www.lilybee.typepad.com. In the coming weeks there's lots of fun to come, so you won't want to miss out!

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What would a blog hop be without a giveaway? Well, we have something a little different and special planned for today's hop! We are giving away a $50 VISA gift card to one lucky hopper! That's right, $50 to do whatever you like with! Who couldn't use an extra $50?! Fun! All you need to do is leave a comment on all of our designers' blog posts and here on our NEW Lily Bee Design Blog for your chance to win!

Make sure that you have updated your feeds to include our new blog here at www.lilybee.typepad.com! Comments will remain open until Monday, July 2nd at Midnight, ET. We will announce the winner of the blog hop on July 4th. Good luck!

Now that you have all the details, the next stop on the hop is Summer

And in case you get lost along the way or need to take a little break and come back, here's the full list in order. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Good luck on the giveaway and have a wonderful weekend!