Friday, October 19, 2018

Fright Night Mini Album!

Hi everyone! I have more adorable Simple Stories Halloween goodies to share with you today! This Simple Vintage Halloween paper collection was so full of amazing art and details that I had to continue creating with it!

Of course I could not pass up making a mini album (love!) and I took inspiration from the super talented Bea Valint at and made this simple but oh so fabulous, folded mini album! I added in an extra fold and a cute interactive piece to the album as well as keeping the flip pages on one side!

All of the patterned paper in this collection is amazing and coordinates so well together that I hd no problems mixing them together! The interactive fold-out was cut from the 3x4 journal cards and simply scored before adhering to the extra fold in the album. I also added in a double pocket that hold a couple of adorable tags!

The flip photo section was made using the 4x6 journal cards which feature the best vintage images that remind me so much of my childhood Halloweens! I adorned each page with a tab as well as lots more of the Bits & Pieces and stickers for a wonderful layered look! There are 8 fabulous pages in all as well as space at the back for more photos and mementos!

Make this super cute folded mini today and have it all ready for your holiday photos! Have a happy and safe Halloween! Be sure and check out my YouTube video to see all of this wonderful details of this mini!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Martha Stewart paper doily
Sewing machine, thread
Satin ribbon

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spooky Good Banner!

Hi everyone! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate and craft for. I love the rich color combos, the spookiness and the fact that everyone young and old love this festive day! The treats aren't too bad either!

For this project I wanted to combine my love of treats into a decoration and this hanging banner definitely fits the bill!  The 'Simple Vintage Halloween' paper collection from Simple Stories is full of traditional blacks and oranges in amazing designs and the chipboard, ephemera and stickers are cute, quirky and super fun! 

Using the amazing patterned papers as the base of my banner, I cut three different backgrounds for my banner flags. I then created pockets for each flag from card stock and topped those with more fun patterned paper or a 4x6 journal card. The pockets themselves are large enough to hold a good amount of holiday treats and a small decoration!

A big variety of the Bits & Pieces, chipboard stickers and word stickers were layered over the top of the pockets adding lots of fabulous visual details! To accent each pocket a bit more, I used strips of the matching washi tapes too!

To hang this jolly banner I used a dowel rod that was cut to size and covered in more washi tape with a strip of ribbon adhered to both ends. I then embellished the banner with  lots of paper curls and more stickers for a jolly look! 

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Offray ribbon
Craft store dowel
Colored Craft sticks
Black and Orange card stock

Friday, October 5, 2018

Mixed Media Fun!

Hi everyone! I don't have a messy card making style. I use a lot of color but it's all die-cutting and stamping with a bit of painting thrown in for good measure. This last weekend I attended the Ready, Set, Create event in California and got messy with Vicki Boutin!

Vicki is all about mixed media- paints, colors, water, stencils and it was so much fun! We created three fabulous backgrounds that were intended for 12x12 layouts. However, I took one of the backgrounds that was done in pretty shades of pink, green and yellow, and used it to make some beautiful cards using the 'Field Notes' paper collection!

The backgrounds were created with a mix of wet and dry art crayons and stencils in two of the color combos. Then I layered pieces of the patterned papers along with some of the ephemera icons and thickers in interesting mixes on top of the background. So pretty!

This was only one of the awesome backgrounds I created in the class! I can't wait to show you what I have in store for the others! Make sure you check back to see my fabulous projects!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Slice Of Summer Fun!

Hi everyone! Summer may be drawing to a close (say it isn't so!) but you can preserve all of those wonderful Summer memories in a fun and happy mini scrapbook that is jam-packed with pages, pockets and pull-outs!

For this adorable mini scrapbook, I used the Simple Stories 'Hello Summer' paper collection with it's amazing mix of sunny colors and bold, playful patterns. There are plenty of fruits, florals and flamingos for every page along with lots of charming summer-inspired sentiments! This collection is all about summer vibes and will document your summer story in the brightest way!

The front and back covers were cut from chipboard to 4.5" x 5.5" using a paper trimmer before being covered with the colorful patterned papers. I used an assortment of stickers, chipboard and bits & pieces layered with the cute word stickers to embellish the front and even added a few to the back cover for fun!

For the inside, I had a mixture of Simple Stories pocket pages that I cut to the desired size- some 3x4, some 4x4 and even one with four 2x2 squares! Some had patterned paper added to them along with delightful ephemera and some were just accented with a sticker or two! There are even a couple of interactive pull-out pages as well

Check out my video on youTube to get a great view of the entire mini scrapbook and don't forget to preserve those Summer memories!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tell Your Story!

Hi everyone! Due to popular demand, I have made another Traveler's Notebook similar to this one that was a huge hit! However, because I used the stunning and gorgeous 'I Am' paper collection by Simple Stories for this notebook, I decided to make it more of a personal journal!

The 'I Am' collection is all about telling your own personal story and is full of beautiful images, patterns and uplifting sentiments. I was super excited about all of the rose gold foil accents in this collection- they are fabulous! This notebook measures 9 1/4 inches x 6 1/4 inches including the laminate borders. I used the pretty patterned papers to make the cover of my journal as well as some folders with pockets and charming inserts!

Included in my journal are some of the new Carpe Diem Traveler's Notebook inserts so I will have plenty of room to doodle, draw and write. I dressed everything up with all of the exquisite stickers, chipboard and bits & pieces. There are just oodles of pretty things in this collection and they all coordinate beautifully together.

I know this collection has been around for a few months but I wanted to make something really special with it and really personalize it since it would be all about me! I felt so happy and empowered while I was making this lovely notebook since it has the most wonderful affirmations throughout the entire collection!

The most important story you have to tell is the one about you! Believe me, this soft and feminine collection will document your story in the most gorgeous way and will bring out all that is wonderful about you! Since so many people asked for a tutorial on how to make one of these notebooks I could not refuse! There is one over at my YouTube channel that I hope you will check out so that you can make one of these beauties for yourself!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Ray Of Sunshine!

Hi everyone! what better way to say goodbye to these last beautiful days of Summer than with a bright and shining sun!  Todays card is clean and simple but full of color and shine!

The new Concord and 9th 'Shine On' stamp set and die were used for this simple background. I cut out the sweet little shining sun from white card stock and then embossed the rays around it with  beautiful glitter embossing powder! 

In keeping with the bold color scheme, I stamped the sentiment in black and added in a few starry accents in yellow. For even more shine, I topped off the background with some sparkling sequins before layering it over a bright yellow card base. Easy peasy but super cute!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Lots Of Stars!

Hi everyone! I was messing around the other day with some distress inks trying to make a watercolor background I was happy with and not liking any of them. So I stepped away for a bit and when I came back to my workspace I spotted one background that was to my liking. Funny how that works sometimes!

This background had previously had a very light color wash on it and then I was going to add more color so I applied the distress ink minis in hard splotches. This was about the point I gave up and walked away and when I came back this background was all dried and just needed that 'something else'. I didn't want to take away from the texture or color of the background too much so I simply stenciled some iridescent stars with Vicki Boutin's Iridescent Glaze! They just shimmer on the background in such a pretty way!

The next step was to add a thick colored frame around the background and a double stacked word die-cut along with a simple stamped sentiment. A few small stars in coordinating colors were layered on the very top. All in all, coming from a series of backgrounds that I did not like, I think this turned out to be a pretty sweet card!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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