Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Color Burst Background Featuring Honey Bee Stamps "SMILE"

Hello there friends! I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it's snowing as I type this at my house. I needed a little color, sunshine, and glimpse of spring time, so I pulled out many inks and began creating bursts of color!

I knew that the Honey Bee Stamps "SMILE" Stamp Set would be perfect for this background. This small, yet mighty stamp set contains everything you need to pass love and smiles onto to someone that could use them.

 Using the Honey Cuts "SMILE" Die, I cut 4 of the smiles and adhered them together, before inking them with matching ink.  I dotted the "i" using a Clear Honey Bee Dew Drop.

On this version, I used super bright dye inks! I love that this technique can work for any occasion. You can use pastels for baby cards, manly colors for the men in your life, and on and on...the possibilities are endless!

I decorated this background by simply adding an inlaid "smile" and dotting the "i" with a Honey Bee Diamond. I have added a quick video below if you'd like more details on how I put these cards together.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Craft Room Tour

Hello Friends! I put together a quick craft room tour today. My husband built built both the craft table and paper organizer doing his own "Ikea Hacks" to some Ikea Kellax shelving units. Please comment or email if you have questions on any of the supplies or materials used. 

Thanks for watching;)


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Sneak Peek Day 4: CURIOUS KITTIES

Hello friends!

I'm so excited to be sharing my first post and project for Honey Bee Stamps ;) and today we are announcing CURIOUS KITTIES

My project is a little sneak peek look at this Curious Kitties stamp set. Any cat or animal lover will appreciate all the thought and creativity that went into creating such a wonderful and playful stamp set. Lets take a look at what I have created -

This set contains many Curious Kitties in different sizes and poses. Also included are lots and lots of accessories for your kitties. From food dishes to collars, it's jammed packed with everything you need to deck out your kitty cat!

I used lots of these smaller images to create a fun background which almost looks like it's patterned paper!

I can't wait for you all to see what our talented Lesley Oman has created in this special collaboration.

Please check out the video below with details on this project!

For more sneak peeks of CURIOUS KITTIES, head on over to Lesley Oman's blog Hungry Heffy Crafts where she too is sharing some projects using this stamp set! Here is a peek of one of her projects for today:|

And don't forget to check back tomorrow for the full reveal and details on how to purchase this awesome set!



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Card Project Featuring Lawn Fawn and Masking!

Hello Everyone!!

Today's project was so fun to make! I have to admit...I haven't done a whole lot of masking. It always seemed so intimidating. So I just thought out my design, gathered lots of supplies, and jumped in!

I used the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fancy Scallop Rectangle Dies to cut the background pieces. The stamp sets used are all from Lawn Fawn. I used Love LettersHedgehugs, and Stinkin' Cute. The sweet little mailbox is also from Lawn Fawn and is called Happy Mail. The cute envelopes are included in the Happy Mail die set.

The images were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used my Clarity Stencil Brushes to brush on Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. The cute little critters were all colored with Copic markers.

Skunk: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00
Hedgehog: E21, E23, E27, E29
Bird: Y11, Y13, Y17, E23

The adorable little envelopes were finished off with Kat Scrappiness Candy Kisses Sequin Mix.

Please check out the FULL process video below! I've included all the details, masking, and coloring!

Thanks, Kelley;)




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2 Projects Featuring Lawn Fawn's Love Letters Stamp Set

Hello Everyone! I have 2 quick and simple cards to share featuring Lawn Fawn's Love Letters Stamp Set. The first, I randomly stamped the sweet little cell phone from the set all over a panel of smooth white card stock. I created simple masks by stamping one cell phone image on a stack of full sticky post it notes. I then fussy cut the image. I only had to cut the image one time, because I used the stack of post it's. I can then pull the post it's apart and use each for a different cell phone mask. If you are wanting to achieve the look of a scene (lots of images that are not alike), then I would use Inkadinkado Masking Paper.

While the images are masked, I added a halo of Distress Ink colors with Clarity Stencil Brushes. After removing the masks I added just a tad of shading on the cell phones with my C3 and C00 Copic Markers. You could totally leave this step out. I stamped the mini hearts, also from the stamp set to fill in the empty spaces.

I prepped a strip of black card stock with my anti-static powder tool and then using my Stampaholic Stamping Tool, I stamped the greeting with some Versamark sticky ink. I then coated the greeting with white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
I finished this card up by embellishing it with some Wink of StellaGlossy Accents, and Kat Scrappiness Mini Mix It Up Sequin Mix.

For lots more details, check out the process video below;)

For the second card, I did some simple stamping using different images from the same Lawn Fawn Love Letters Stamp Set. I stamped the open envelope first, then the little birds. I filled in the rest of the panel with the closed envelope image. I added some very simple Copic coloring, and some Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer. Last but not least, I cut the entire panel using the beautiful new Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fancy Scallop Rectangle Die. I love the uniqueness of these dies. They add so much interest to the edges of your cards. Just look at how pretty the white panel is layered on the red card stock!!!

Thanks for coming by today! Don't forget to check out the process video below!