Thursday, August 25, 2016

Honey Bee Stamps August Release Honey Hop

Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our August release Honey Hop!!!

All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new stamp sets and dies! Tomorrow our new release goes live and to celebrate we are showing you some beautiful projects, Today!!! What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our Zen Florals pack (Zen Floral, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color Me Alpha stamp set, Sentiment Alpha stamp set, and Color Me Alpha die set). All you have to do to win is comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST. So hop along and get ready to BEE inspired! In case you get lost, here is the blog hop order...

Melissa - YOU ARE HERE

We *might* just have a few other surprises in store this week, so be sure to check in on our Facebook page as well as our Instagram! Thanks for hopping with us!

Now onto my project for today. You saw a little sneak peek of it on the Facebook events page and on Instagram and now I'll share the rest of what I created with the amazing new Zen Floral set. This new set, along with the others you have been getting peeks of, will be available for purchase starting tomorrow on the Honey Bee Stamps website. YAY!

I mixed the new Zen Floral with the Kindness set to create this colorful card ensemble. After stamping my floral border along the side of my card I also stamped it on the flap of my envelope. I've been on a huge kick of creating cards with coordinating envelopes lately. I mean, who wouldn't love to open their mailbox and find beautifully decorated happy mail on the inside, as well as on the outside! The floral border in this new set makes it so easy to create a decorative border for both your card and envelope.

Love, love, love how cheerful this is!

Here is a close up of the Copic markers I used to color in the florals.

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for stopping in and don't forget to hop along and enter for your chance to win these amazing new Honey Bee sets! Good luck!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights Challenge

Hello there! I'm joining in for the Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights Challenge today. There is so much inspiration in the photo below, but what I love most are the colors, so I chose to focus on those for the card I'm going to share.

Up the Happy is the stamp set I inked up for my project. I love the little butterfly and the font combination in the sentiments. I just recently purchased this set and I can already tell it's going to get a lot of love from me. :)

I kept my layout clean and simple...white card base with pops of happy colors. I simply stamped my butterflies in alternating colors across the bottom and top of my card front. I also included a matching stamped envelope, as you can see in the photo below. Next, using the Lawn Fawn circle dies, I die cut a piece of white card-stock for my sentiment and butterfly to sit on.

And to finish it off, I added two clear droplets to the center of my butterfly and some white twine along the side. 

Thank you for stopping by my little blog today. I hope you enjoyed and hope you have a happy day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sending You a Smile with Honey Bee Stamps

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. I'm sharing a card and a smile over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today. I hope you'll stop by for a visit. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hello Beautiful

Hello beautiful...Happy Wednesday to you! When I was creating for the Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop I made sure to create a few extra butterflies so that I could use them at a later date. Today seems like the perfect day to share one of them!! :)

To start, I stamped multiple strips of colored card-stock using that small star cluster again from Eat Cake & Celebrate. Love those bitty stars...they add just enough 'pizazz' to my card. Next, I moved onto my butterfly. Again, a little time consuming, but worth it to me. I die cut one butterfly in each of the colors you see in the photo and then die cut a white one. Then I just started assembling my colorful pieces inside the white and colorful, happy butterfly!

 **A little tip - I flip the butterfly over and insert the pieces upside down. After they are all placed where I want them, I add strips of scotch tape to secure them. **

Now onto my sentiment. Again, I used that amazing 'beautiful' die that I am smitten with. And just underneath I added a banner with the word 'HELLO', from the Flourish stamp set. To complete my card, I simply added a black button the center of my butterfly.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Concord & 9th has turned ONE! YAY! And they are celebrating by having a month long blog hop with many wonderful discounts & giveaways. I am so excited to be joining in to help celebrate as one of their guests. I fell in love with their images and designs the moment I discovered them and always look forward to their releases!

**You will have a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Concord & 9th store...details at the end of this post.**

 Choosing just one Concord & 9th product to create with is impossible for them all. So, I mixed a few sets + products together to create my card for you today...

 Starting with the small star cluster in the Eat Cake & Celebrate set, I stamped my background for both my card and my envelope liner. Next, I moved onto my focal image...the sweet butterfly from the Floral & Flutter die collection. This butterfly is one of my most used dies. I love the versatility of it and love that you can die cut two separate butterflies and interchange the pieces. For this particular butterfly, I die cut a white & aqua one. I then placed the inside pieces of the white butterfly into the outlined aqua one. Yes, a little time consuming, but so worth it in my opinion. :)

The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is from You're My Person and another favorite die of mine...'beautiful' is from the Beautiful You die collection. 

Concord & 9th is having some pretty amazing promotions to celebrate their first birthday. If you haven't yet checked them out be sure to visit their promotions page HERE to read all about them. They are also offering a $20 gift card to one of my lovely followers. Just leave me a comment below by 11:59PM EST on August 20th and I will choose a lucky winner!

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope your Sunday is happy!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Colorful Smile

Hi there, crafty friends! Happy Tuesday to you. Today is my day on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and I have a colorful set of cards to share with you. I hope you will pop on over and check them out. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Calling All Artists

Kicking off this new week with a sweet + simple butterfly card as an entry into the Pin Sights Guest Artist Challenge. I had been eyeing the Up the Happy set for some time and finally made the purchase. So happy that I did!

I love simple cards with pops of color and chose a one layer card for this challenge. I simply stamped my butterflies randomly up my white card stock and then moved onto coloring each one in. Using the Copics you see in the photo (BG15, BG18, Y35, Y38) I filled in each little section. To complete my card, I added a sequin to the center of each butterfly and stamped my sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today!