November 22, 2016

You Make Me Happy - Honey Bee Stamps

Pop on over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog today where I'm sharing more of this colorful floral card featuring the two new sets, Happiness and Hello Gorgeous!

November 19, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Concord & 9th

Welcome everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags with my friend, Tracey McNeely. Today, the sponsor is Concord & 9th. I'm joining in with a few of my wonderful Where Creativity Meets C9 team members to share our festive Concord & 9th tags with you.

My tag features the die sets, Bags & Tags & Take A Bough. My sentiment 'Merry Christmas' is from the stamp set O Christmas Tree

There are a lot of prizes to be won, including a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th. Be sure to visit Tracey's blog where you can find more information and lots of inspiration!

November 11, 2016

Honey Bee Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our November Release Honey Hop!!!

All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new embellishments, stamp sets and dies! Well, here they all are! Everything will be available for purchase today in our shop HERE.

What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? One winner will win a gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.

All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, November 13th. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 14th at Noon PST.

So Hop along and get ready to BEE inspired! We will start the Honey Hop with our Spotlight Designer : Laura Bassen
The rest of the wonderful line-up is at the bottom of this post.

I'm so excited for all of these new products and have been having so much fun creating with them. For my project today I decided to use the new set, Hello Gorgeous...

I love everything about this set and couldn't wait to ink it up. I created a set of 3 cards using a few of the images and sentiments. Let's jump right in...

Pink, aqua and yellow are the colors I chose to work with today. I love this color bright and cheery. After choosing my card-stock, I cut each one to measure 4.25 x 5.5. Using the wood circle image in the stamp set, I stamped each one in the ink colors below to create my backgrounds.

Tide Pool, Ultra Pink and Butter Bar from Hero Arts.

Next came my sentiment strips. I cut 3 strips of white card-stock to measure 1.75 x 4.25. I picked one of the floral images and stamped each one in black ink and then colored them in using Copic markers.

After my flowers were all colored in, I stamped my sentiments. 'Hello' cards are my absolute favorite to send out, so I knew immediately that the 'Hello' sentiment was what I wanted to use on these cards.

Once they were all stamped, I simply attached each one to the front of my card bases. To finish each one I added a few clear dew drops and diamonds.

I hope you enjoyed my project for the happy you stopped by! Be sure to keep hopping along to see what these talented ladies created...

Melissa Bickford <---YOU ARE HERE

Wishing you a wonderful Friday!

November 9, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #3 - Sparkle & Shine

Hello, crafty friends! It's the 9th of the month which means it's time for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge. There were so many beautiful entries in last month's watercolor challenge. I look forward to seeing what you create for this next challenge, Sparkle and Shine!

 O Christmas Tree is the stamp set that I used to create my card for today. I started out with a piece of white card-stock and stamped the tree images across the front, using bright and happy ink colors. Next came the stars above each tree and then my sentiment. Across the top of the trees I added a strip of glitter for my sparkle and shine. The star was die-cut using the Take A Bough die collection. And last but not least came the sequins on each tree for a little more sparkle and shine!

I hope you'll join us in the 'Sparkle and Shine' challenge! Be sure to read all of the challenge rules so you don't miss out on the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from our wonderful challenge sponsor, Concord & 9th. Also, the best entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge. You have until November 29th to enter!

 Here are a few links so you can follow along with us -


Thanks so much for visiting with me today! 

November 3, 2016

Honey Bee Stamps & Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge

Hello! Popping in today to share a card I created for the Mix It Up Challenge in the Ellen Hutson Classroom.

I used Honey Bee Stamps Happy Mail and Zen Floral to create my cute envelopes. My sentiment was created using the Brushstroke Hello die from Essentials by Ellen, mixed with 'lovely', from the Honey Bee Stamps Smile stamp set. 

Be sure to stop by and check out the Ellen Hutson blog for more information on how you can join in and enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Thanks for visiting with me today!

October 30, 2016

Have A Sweet Birthday

It's my day on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog. Here's a peek at the card I'm sharing filled with glitter + cake + watercolors...hope you'll stop by for a visit!