Thursday, April 23, 2015

Monthly Mini: April


Hi everyone! Time again for another fabulous mini scrapbook! Last month's mini was all-out masculine so this month I did a total 180 and went totally feminine! Lots of frills, lace, ribbon and gems layered together with the gorgeous 'On Trend' paper collection from Crate Paper!


I used a Bo Bunny cascading chipboard album and the pages are pretty large- lots of room for scrapbook creativity and great embellishments! Although this paper line is not super babyish, I think it would be a stunning baby girl album. 


The cover of the album features a lacy butterfly by My Favorite Things and lots of ephemera.


I used a lot of tags in the album- some pre cut and some die cut. All gorgeous, especially when stacked with pretty flowers and vellum butterflies!


A darling corner cluster of stickers, ephemera and stick pins with a bit of ribbon thrown in for good measure!


Another tag this time for journaling! I couldn't resist using lots of those delicate vellum butterflies!


A sweet birdie here along with room for two pictures. There is also a tiny tag attached to the cabbage ribbon bow!


A sweet little banner together with stacked fishtail flags are layered over the pretty paper designs!


This camera was one of my favorite pieces from the die cuts! Love those polka dots!


A pocket holding three tags big enough for pictures or journaling! Lots of flowers tucked in here!


This butterfly is huge and looks stunning on this page!


One more tag attached to a super pink and super big bow! So girly!


The last page with a big doily, lots of beautiful florals and sparkly gems!


What a sweet album! Hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Crate Paper On Trend Collection
   papers, designer diecuts, border stickers, phrase stickers
Bo Bunny Edgy cascading chipboard album
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 'Styleboard' vellum shapes
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 'Maggie' ephemera

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Doodlie-do!


Hi everyone! Popping in to share some cards I created with the Doodlie-do clear stamp set from Papertrey Ink! I adore this set because it looks great by itself, colored in or stamped as you will see on these cards! I also kept both cards fairly one layer which is a real challenge for me!

The first card is all me and full of color! I die cut the flowers, stamped them in Memento ink and then colored them with a rainbow of Copic markers.  These vivid blooms are layered over fun chevrons with some twinkling sequins tucked in!



Super simple on the inside too! No fancy layers here. I just let the gorgeous stamps do the talking!



I am entering this card into the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Bouquet. The inspiration photo for the challenge is below!



I still had the set out on my craft desk and was wondering what to do next when I saw the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge #209 and decided to 'make it work'! The challenge is white on white die cuts with a pop of color. Sounds simple enough but blank white space is kinda hard for me so I had to jazz up my die cuts a bit with some dry embossing. One big pink flower and a simple sentiment are my pops of color along with some tiny gems to fill in that white space!



Another simple inside with a smaller flower image and more shiny gems. I don't mind white space on the inside since I know I will be filling it up with a sweet message!




Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Cartwrights sequins
Memento Ink 
Copic Markers
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Little Layered Tags!


Hi everyone! Hope you all had a nice Easter holiday! Mine was busy and filled with family events so I've not had much time to create! It felt good to get back to it!

My sister is getting married at the end of May and requested my help in decorations for the big day. I am always so flattered to be asked for my creative involvement and I jumped at the chance! At the reception she will be serving drinks in mason jars with handles and I thought it would be a cute idea to dress these jars up a bit with pretty tags on the handles! 


The tags themselves are pretty small but with all of the pretty layers and embellishments, they really pack a sweet punch! The wedding colors are coral and gray so I went with that palette and just added tiny touches.

The background of this tag is stamped in coral and then I added in fun layers with another small tag, a glittery ampersand, a sweet birdie and a tiny tassel. I gave it a scalloped edge too!



I used a mask and soft coral ink to create this background which features a doily trim in silver, a tiny stamped tag and some delicate flowers.  A few little gems add a bit of sparkle!



Another stamped background along with a sparkly flower and an embossed leaf. I added in a couple of banner flags, a tiny embossed heart and a miniature key too!



The final tag features a silver doily  and a mod lodge frame that I've layered with a stamped die cut. I added in a pretty resin flower and a coral colored twine tassel. Now to just make a few more dozen of these....


I am entering these tags into the Virginia's View Layers and  Dimensions Challenge! Find all of the info here!


Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Mind's Eye Indie Chic 'Ginger' 6x6 paper pad
Border punches: Stampin' Up and EK Success
Embossing Folders:
Sizzix and Cuttlebug
Pink Paislee Twine
Fancy Pants resin flower
Studio Calico wooden hearts and birds
7 gypsies mini keys

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mixed Patterns!


Hi everyone! I admire pattern and design mixing! It's always interesting and keeps the eye moving and finding different things! I tend to be a matchy matchy person with my own personal style but love to do this technique with my paper crafting.


These two cards were created for Papertrey Ink's MIM challenge #206 of stamping and mixing patterns. I didn't get too crazy with color choices and florals always look great combined with stripes and dots.


For the first card, I stacked the patterns in a vertical arrangement and showcased the largest of the stamped patterns. An additional design of chevrons was added with the sentiment tag.


This card has a blocked design and shows off more of the delicate flowers and bold chevrons.  I added in some big flower die cuts to draw the eye in and to help remind me that warmer weather is on the way despite the snow we are experiencing as I write this:(


Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Mind's eye 'Collectable' enamel dots
American Crafts card stock-navy, yellow
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