Thursday, September 25, 2014

Be Amazing!

Hi everyone! Another card today that I created a while back during the Online Card Classes watercolor class! This one is so bright and beautiful, I can't believe it took me so long to post!

This was created using the technique of applying ink to an acrylic block, spritzing it with water and then pressing the block onto your watercolor paper. Of course, bright is the way to go for me so I used a variety of vibrant summery colors. This is a super fun technique and it's always interesting to se what the mixing colors will do.

Since I wanted the watercolors to stand out, I kept the rest of the card simple with a Simon Says Stamp die cut and stamped sentiment and a few black gems. Gorgeous!

I used another Simon Says Stamp image for the inside sentiment and mimicked the front sentiment in color scheme. A few more black gems add just the right amount of bling!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Watercolor paper
Bazzil card stock
Distress, Stampin' Up and Memento inks

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Art Deco Birthday!

Hi everyone! I couldn't wait to create with these gorgeous art deco stamps from Papertrey Ink  and although it took me a bit of time to get to them, it was well worth the wait!

I started with the Background Basics:Art Deco set and created a glamorous ombre background! It was so pretty that I didn't want the sentiment to cover it up so it was embossed on vellum in black in a frame of silver! This card is very girly in shades of pink and I made it even more so with a big shiny gem and playful feathers! I added even more glamour with lots of silver pearls and some stunning pins- all for a very art deco feel!

I stamped more of the fabulous art deco background on the inside and added in more silver pearls. This is such a sweet birthday sentiment from Papertrey Ink that I use quite often on my birthday creations!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bazzil card stock
Stampin' Up, Memento and VersaMark inks
Silver and black embossing powders
Ranger liquide pearls, Kaisercraft gems
Jenni Bowlin Studios and MME decorative pins

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ooops!… Father's Day a bit late!

Hi everyone!  I know Father's Day was three months age… but I haven't shared the card I created for my dear old dad so I thought why not now!

Something unique about this project that I don't do very often is that there is no stamping whatsoever on this card! Of course it is so easy when you are using a great masculine paper line by Basic Grey! I used the 'Hipster' 6x6 paper pad and designer chipboard stickers for a completely 'hip' father's day card that my dad really enjoyed! I do think he is very awesome and very cool and I was glad to show my appreciation! The sentiment on the front was typed on my mac and then printed out in an orange to coordinate with the designer paper. I added in a few wooden stars by Studio Calico

Another printed sentiment on the inside in nice big block letters along with more of the fab 'Hipster' papers. I added in a few more wooden stars and a very sweet message to my dad!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Basic Grey 6x6'Hipster' paper pad and chalkboard stickers
Stampin' Up chipbaord star
Studio Calico wooden stars
Darico hemp cord
The Paper Studio grommets
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper
Mac computer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watercolor Birthday Quilt!

Hi everyone! I am back posting after a brief hiatus and it feels good! I have some cards to share over the next few weeks that were created a little while ago but that I am just getting around to posting! 

Todays card is one that I created after I took the watercolor class at Online Card Classes from which I learned so many new things! This background stamp from Hero Arts was one of the featured stamps and I just had to have it! I  embossed it in white and then simply added a tiny bit of distress marker to the colored areas and used a water pen to pull out the color to fill in the remaining area! Sometimes watercoloring can be a little time consuming but it is oh so worth it! I layered this 'quilt' over some pretty MME papers and added in a gorgeous velvet flower from Maya Road!

The inside is simple with a sweet birthday sentiment stamped in purple ink. I embellished the inside with a few more purple rain dots and left lots of space to write in a special message!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bristol Smooth Surface paper
My Mind;s Eye 6x6 paper pad 'A Beautiful Life'
Crystal Stickers purple gems
Maya Road velvet flower
WOW! Embossing powder

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TE Selfie!

Hi everyone! I am just popping in quickly to share the card I am entering into the Taylored Expressions  Sketch Selfie Share contest. They are giving away a $250 gift certificate to the store and all you have to do is create a card inspired by the sketch, take a selfie and give the card away. Easy peasy!

I created a birthday card for my very special Grandma who will be turning 96 in a couple of weeks! She is an amazing lady and I wanted something very elegant and beautiful. I don't have much in the way of TE stamps but I do have some cutting plates and they are gorgeous! I used the TE Proud Peacock cutting plate and paper pieced in some of the sections for more interest. All of the deigned paper is Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze in cheerful shades of yellows and grays. I followed the sketch pretty closely and then added in some tiny TE Tiny Twinkles.

Of course I had to take a selfie of me holding the card and of course I am to wearing make-up or my contacts. Please don't look too closely, haha!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Taylored Expressions cutting plate and Tiny Twinkles
Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze 6x6 paper pad
SSS Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set
Offray ribbon
Prima flower

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Let's Make Magic!

Hi everyone! You certainly can create a little card magic with The Alley Way Stamps- especially when you combine adorable sets like I have on this card!

I started with the awesome star image from this months free with purchase mini set, Now You See Me! I used only the small stars of the stamp for the main card border and then the whole stamp on the top layer. I kept this card a bit more masculine with the colors of blue and gray and added in some fun feathers too! The top hat and wand images are from the TA DA stamp set and go perfectly with this cute bunny! The sentiment is also a combination of some other great TAWS sets!

For the inside, I added another starred border and then just a sweet sentiment from the Flower Doodle set. I couldn't resist adding in one more adorable bunny too!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Hero Arts Shadow inks
Copic Markers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sweet Little Bees…..

Hi everyone! I just can't resist using this new floral set from The Alley Way Stamps, Flower Show! Alison created the most awesome and adorable flower images for this set along with the cutest buzzing bees!

I created this card using only the Flower Show set and kept it pretty much one layer ( a real feat for me!) I only added one thin layer of vellum over the stamped front for a subtle color change and so the sweet bees could really shine! All of the edges were cut with a Stampin' Up border punch so it's not your typical A2 size card. It's always good to step out of he box for a bit!

The inside is clean and simple with just a collage of images in the corner and lots of room to write a touching message. If you love designing with floral stamps, this set is a must-have!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Memento inks
MFT 'Sweet Tooth' card stock
Wow embossing powder 'black'
Me and My Big Ideas crystal gems
Ribbon Fx ribbon
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