Monday, September 18, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release

An exciting new Honey Bee Stamps release is happening this week. Stop by their blog to see my card and read all of the details!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #13 - Ink Only

Happy Saturday to you, friends! It's one of my favorite days of the month. The 9th means a new release from Concord & 9th and also, a new Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge. Can you believe we are on Challenge #13? Time sure does fly when you are having fun! And this months theme is also one of my favorites ... Ink Only.

I used the oh so sweet set, Orange You Sweet, to create my card for today. I started with a simple white card panel and began stamping my colorful citrus along the top and bottom. I also did a little masking, so I could overlap them. Next, came my sentiment. I've always been a fan of big and bold sentiments, and love that there is a 'Sweet' image that is just the outline, giving you the option of coloring it in or using the solid 'Sweet' to stamp inside. For this card, I chose to use the solid image. I also used the Pineapple Perfection set to add the 'Friend' in there and complete my sentiment.

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll join us in this next challenge and look forward to seeing all of the amazing Ink Only projects you create. You have until September 29th to get your projects in and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th. Happy creating!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Concord & 9th's Feature Friday - Pineapple Perfection

Hello again! Today, the Where Creativity Meets C9 team is sharing their last Concord & 9th Feature Friday projects with you. Pineapple Perfection is the final set in this month's new release and let me tell you, it is pretty amazing! I love how unique it is with the flowers being a part of the pineapple. 

Here's a peek at the entire set, plus the die collection that coordinates with it...

And here is what I created ...

When I see pineapples, I think Hawaii and when I think Hawaii, I think bright, bold colors! So, I went with a tropical colors for my card. I started by stamping the pineapple off the left side of my card front. Then, using the Copic colors you see in the photo above, I colored it in. I die cut the coordinating banner die, stamped my sentiment and attached it with foam. I added a die cut flower just above that and a couple of leaves. And lastly, sequins ... lots and lots of sequins! :) 

The Feature Friday blog post is filled with lots more inspiration from the Where Creativity Meets C9 team ... be sure to pop by to see what they have to share!

Enjoy your weekend!

Honey Bee Stamps + Ellen Hutson Blog Hop

Good morning and Happy Friday to you, friends! Welcome to the Ellen Hutson & Honey Bee Stamps blog hop. Today, we are sharing projects using the new United We Flourish set, Sending Sunshine.

More bright and happy rainbow colors for today. I used the Busy Bees stamp set and coordinating dies, to create my flowers along the left side of my card. For my flower centers, I simple punched black circles and used my white gel pen to create polka dots

Next came my sentiment. I die cut 'sunshine' out of yellow cardstock and then added the rest of the sentiment above and below that. Lastly, I added a few sequins to complete it.

There is so much more Sending Sunshine to see. Here is the complete list of hoppers for you to visit and get inspiration from ...

To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop. To enter just leave your comment on the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog or the Honey Bee Stamps blog by 11:59pm PST on Friday, September 8th. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Essentials by Ellen - United We Flourish - Sending Sunshine with Honey Bee Stamps

Hello, sweet friends! Today, I am honored to be sharing a project in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom using the new United We Flourish set, Sending Sunshine.

Here's a bit more info about the United We Flourish Campaign...

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community - you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.

We are thrilled to present the third one to you...Sending Sunshine by Honey Bee Stamps exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

And here is a closer peek at this beautiful new set that is filled with uplifting and positive words! LOVE!!

Now onto my project ... because this sentiment set is filled with uplifting words, I thought bright, happy colors were a must for my project. I used a mix of wonderful products, from Honey Bee Stamps, that all work perfectly with the new Sending Sunshine stamps and dies. Here is the list of products I used ...

I started by die-cutting a piece of white cardstock using the Sunburst A2 cover plate. I then die-cut the Sunburst again, multiple times, using each of the colors in the rays of the sun. I filled all of those rays in and attached it to the front of my card base. That seems like a lot of die-cutting, I know, but don't worry ... I have saved all of those extras for another project or two. ;)

Next, I die cut the clouds and sentiment and attached those before completing it with a few sequins!

Be sure to head on over to the CLASSroom now, where I'm joined by two talented ladies who are sharing more using this fabulous new set!

Thanks for visiting with me today!