Thursday, August 21, 2014

Magic Man!

Hi everyone! A bit of fun magic today with a bright and colorful card! This handsome gentleman is from the new set, Ta Da, released this month by The Alley Way Stamps! Plus there are other 'magical' images and sentiments too!

I used the Ta Da SVG file to cut out the images of the magician, the hat and wand before stamping and coloring them with Copic markers. I attached his hat and wand (with some strategically placed slits) and then popped everything off the amusing background! The sparkly gems are just floating out of that wand!

I used a couple of older TAWS stamp sets for the inside to create this happy birthday sentiment and then added in another magic top hat and more gems for shine! May the magic always be with you!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Memento inks
Copic Markers
Bazzil card stock
Kaisercraft gems
Fiskars corner edgers

Friday, August 15, 2014

TAWS Be Inspired Challenge #56

Hi everyone! A brand new challenge for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge is on! You have 4 whole weeks to ink up your TAWS stamps and get crafty with us! Plus you could win some great stamp sets too! Be sure and visit the BIC challenge blog for all of the details!

The inspiration picture, below, is very soothing with it's shadowy tones and muted colors. The quilts in the picture add a spot of color and keep it soft and comfy. Don't you just want to crawl in that boat and take a nice long nap?

I chose to use the quilts as my starting point for this card and created some tiny quilt squares of mixed patterns for the front. I layered these over an embossed background to mimic the shadows and layers of the picture. A sweet little boat from Got It Covered and a encouraging sentiment from True Colors make for an uplifting card! 

The inside is nice and simple with just a touch more of yellow and an outline of that cute boat! The sentiment, from the Speak Easy set, is one we can all appreciate!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Memento Inks
Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka' 6x6 paper pad
Me & My Big Ideas clear crystals
Craft store Kraft card stock and hemp cord
Corner Chomper

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

So Many Candles….

Hi everyone! I have another fabulous card to share created with the new sentiment strips from Out Of This World by The Alley Way Stamps! The five sentiments included in this set are great for so many occasions!

This card features a birthday sentiment that looks wonderful and happy embossed in red! It's a perfect companion to the candle from the Wish Big set. I jazzed up the background with lots of dots from Seeing Spots and added in some patterned paper from the 6x6 'Wave Searcher' paper pad by Fancy Pants Design. All of the candles are paper pieced with the same bright paper too! A few candy dots add to the cheery red in the card.

More happy dots along with a paper pieced candle for the inside. This fitting sentiment is also from the Wish Big stamp set!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bazzil card stock and Fancy Pants 'Wave Searcher' 6x6 paper pad
Stampin' Up, Memento and VersaMark inks
Copic Markers
Zing Embossing powder
Basic Grey Basics Candy Buttons

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Twinkle, Twinkle…..

Hi there! Showcasing a new sentiment stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps today- Out Of This World! This card has been in my head for a while but I have been a little flower obsessed so it had to wait! It turned out just the way I had imagined- all soft and pretty!

Watercolors are a good way to achieve soft effects and what could be better for a new baby card?! I actually inked up the images then spritzed them with water before stamping. The Out Of This World set works great for this with the solid backgrounds! The sentiment really stands out! The starry background is from Star of the Show and looks beautiful in shades of pink and blue. I layered that with the adorable SVG cuts from Nap Time and gave them each a bit of glittery shine. The cabbage ribbon is watercolored too and topped off with shiny sequin stars! I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 'Make It Sparkle'!

More soft and flowy stars on the inside as well as a watercolor sentiment from Baby Talk. A bit more glitter and shiny stars make for a sweet new baby card!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up ink
Cartwrights Star sequins
Cabbage ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique at
Kaisercraft gems

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sparkly Flowers!

Hi everyone! Todays card was inspired by the current 'Make It Sparkle" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I also just love the tiny flowers in the new stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps Flower Show so of course I had to combine the two!

I went for a metallic theme for this sparkly card and used some gold and sliver ink pens to color in the embossed flower buds. I then added in some glittered leaves for more shine and a bright gold strip of washi tape. Some bold striped paper from the metallic 'Charmed' 6x6 paper pad from MME makes for a great background!

More of this paper collection on the inside with bright gold polka dots. The sweet, curvy sentiment is from the TAWS set Get Moovin'. I added in one last flower with glittery leaves and a shiny gold dot! Perfect for sparkle!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Mind's Eye Record It 'Charmed' 6x6 paper pad and washi tape
Zig metallic writers in gold and silver
VersaMark Ink and Ranger Superfine black embossing powder
Little B washi tape
Mark Richards metallic gems
stickles glitter

Friday, August 1, 2014

Be Inspired Again #55

Hi everyone! I'm back with another card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge #55! There are still two weeks left to get crafty and win some great prizes! You could even be our next guest designer! 

I just love the colors of the inspiration photo and the happy, summery feel of it. The fun triangles, from Tri-Me reflect all of those happy pinks and reds against a background of pretty turquoise blue! I 'shined' things up a bit with a few scattered sequins and added in a soft white ribbon for a more summery feel. The charming sentiment is from the Star of the Show stamp set!

More pink and red on the inside along with a few more sequins. One turquoise triangle for the blue in the photo and a simple, yet joyous, sentiment! Make sure to visit the Be Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from our fabulous design team!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Be Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bazzil and Kraft card stock
Stampin' Up and Memento Inks
Cartwright and Lawn Fawn sequins 
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