Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Be Yourself Watercolor Card

Hi everyone! Watercoloring techniques are so in right now. I really enjoy creating watercolors with paints and brushes but sometimes the easiest way is to just smoosh all of the colors together for fabulous results! 

I love bright colors and distress inks are a great way to get the watercolor feel with more vibrant tones. I mixed  pinks and yellows together for this card and then added in dimension with  heavier inked polka dots and texture with die cut arrows and stars. The must-have sparkle comes from scattered black gems and a bit of metallic thread along the edge.  I added in a matching black sentiment and  then stacked all of my pieces asymmetrically.

The inside features more asymmetric papers along with a big sentiment that is so sweet. A few more watercolored stars and gems add the final touch!

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Monday Challenge:Wonderful Watercolor!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
DMC metallic thread
Lawn Fawn 'Hello Sunshine' 6x6 petite paper pack

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Monthly Mini: September!

Hi everyone! Whew! Got this mini scrapbook posted in the nick of time before the month of September is behind us! This month has rushed by and I've been out of town and super busy so it was no small feat. I swear one of these months I will actually be ahead of schedule!

This mini book was created for a sweet couple who just had their first baby- a boy in August! I went in search of a 'baby' paper line for this album and when I saw the Crate Paper 'Wonder' collection I knew it was the one! It is fresh and contemporary and not all pink or blue and baby-ish. It can actually be used for all different sorts of projects but I thought the trendy and playful touches really lent themselves to a baby album! Plus, there are puffy stickers which are my newest obsession!

I started with a Bo Bunny Edgy album that I cut down to make it a bit smaller while keeping the layered edges visible. Fun colored tassels are part of this collection and I used a few of them throughout, including this one on the cover!

A sweet polka dot frame  is layered with hearts and ribbons! There are the cutest little tags in the ephemera collection!

Another tag, this one with a charming phrase in a beautiful font!

 I die-cut extra stars from the pretty papers to accent some of the pages. They go perfect with the ones already in this collection!

I just love the soft colors and beautiful patterns of the collection!

Oh, the puffy stickers are the cutest! The animal images are irresistible!

More fun stickers layered with the gorgeous patterns!

 A bit of ribbon and a felt heart for this picture page! I aded in small touches of gold with the sequins that are in the enamel dots package!

Sweet layers surround a gold photo frame. I cut out the adorable birdies and popped them off the page.

A pretty pocket page to hold extra photos and special mementos!

One more tassel for the last page along with a happy tag and a bit of twine!

Hope you enjoyed this charming baby mini album! 

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Crate Paper 'Wonder' Paper Collection
- 12x12 card stock, ephemera pack, puffy stickers, tassels, enamel dots
Bo Bunny Edgy album
American Crafts ribbon
Creatology wiggle eyes
Stampin' Up scallop border punch

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tasty Minis!

Hi everyone! I needed some mini cards to add to goodie bags for an event I am attending this weekend. I had quite a few on hand but needed a few more and decided to create some 'tasty' minis to complete my bags! 

The Alley Way Stamps has some of the cutest food and drink designs that I could not pass up. Mini cards are so fun to create and the limited space is easy to work with- the adorable designs can really shine! I started with drinks,  added a sweet and ended with fruit! All the food groups covered!

Paper piecing for this coffee mug in a sweet chevron! I stamped the steam in brown and then went over it with some Stickles glitter. Such a cute sentiment too!

Two smaller die cut mugs here with sparkly steam! I added a little glitter with the sparkly gems.

A little glass of lemonade is all dressed up with glitter and a colorful straw. A bit of flair and twine dress up the bottom!

What's better than one cupcake? Three of course! These were colored with Copic markers in candy shades and popped off the oval background.  The fun sentiment is embossed over the charming striped background.

Finally some luscious berries simply colored with Copic markers and layered over a tiny polka dot background. Some tiny gems and a super cute sentiment are the finishing touches!

And finally, the assembled goodie bag filled with SecretBees creations and special touches!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
inspiration from HKC- thanks babe!
Copic Markers
Crystal Sticker Glitter Dome dots
Studio Calico 'Classic Calico' 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn 'Hello Sunshine' 6x6 paper pad and flair
Heidi Swapp 'Sugar Chic' 6x6 paper pad
Copper Glitter and black embossing powder
Stampin' Up card stock
Prima Sugardot stickers
Glassine bags from PinkPoodlesDeux at Etsy
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