Over the last several months here at Little Yellow Bicycle, we’ve been seeing a lot of Liz Qualman. We first met her in person at CHA and periodically she’ll post pages and projects she’s done with LYB products on our Facebook wall.
Pages like these two she did with our Christmas Delight collection:
Each time she posts projects, we “ooh” and “aah” over them. (You are too, aren't you? Yep. Thought so.) Her fun and sassy style complements LYB’s collections so well and we simply love it! Then she was a winner in the Two Peas in a Bucket summer layout challenge, and a semi-finalist in our own Boo-ville Challenge. Liz also has a blog of her very own [check out Liz’s blog by following this link] where she regularly shares sketches with her readers to help get their imaginations going!
This got us thinking … why not invite Liz to be a guest blogger for LYB? So we invited her and happily, she agreed! We sent her some Savor and asked her to play (she tells us she had a lot of fun)! During the month of November, we’ll share Liz’s posts and projects … plus a little surprise!
Liz has prepared a special Savor Sketch Challenge just for us! Later this week, we’ll post her first layout and a sketch – then we’ll ask you to submit your own pages based on Liz’s sketch. At the end of the month, we’ll choose 5 finalists who will compete for your votes. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 LYB Prize Pack from the new Cupcake Love collection (releasing later this month), and the runners up will all receive $25 Cupcake Love Prize Packs!
Watch for more details on the challenge later when we post Liz’s first project, later this week. But here's a teeny sneaky peek:
Beautiful, isn't it? But you're not getting the rest until later this week!
For now, here’s a little about Liz:
“I am a late ‘thirtyish’ Colorado Girl by transplant rather than birth. I started out life in New England and quickly realized that the Wild West was where I wanted to spend my time. This is despite the fact that the rest of my family prefers the East Coast. I call the rugged Rocky Mountains home and live with my wonderful husband, two amazing children and somewhat crazy dog. Although I would love for crafting to be my full-time hobby, I have to share the time with my ‘real’ job as an educator in our local school district. Currently I train teachers on best practices in the classroom and support our public schools in their quest for reform and achievement. Truth be told, I have been paper crafting since Kindergarten. However, I officially started to scrapbook in the winter of 2006, when I blew out my knee during ski season. We happen to live 5 minutes from a ski resort, so this was a trying and tortuous event. While I was recovering from surgery, I decided it was probably time to do something with all of the photos we had amassed of our daughter. So, I did what every novice scrapper should and joined an online site to learn more about this incredible hobby. It was a great opportunity to make friends with other designers and learn a lot about the industry. Even though my doctor has cleared me to ski the slopes again, you can still find me obsessing over paper, embellishments and adhesives. When asked what exactly my style is, I would have to say Cute, Bright, Clean and Sassy, which is just right for the two little stinkers I have at home who are the major source of my inspiration. It is such a treat for me to be working with Little Yellow Bicycle, as I have long been a fan and crafter of their amazing and creative products. Thank you so much for this opportunity!”
No Liz … thank YOU!