Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Do Your Thing!

Hi everyone! I am always changing up my office and looking for fun and happy supplies and organizers to brighten my space. I have been searching for a new desk organizer but haven't been able to find the perfect one so I just decided to make my own! 

With it's vibrant colors and dazzling array of patterns, The Simple Stories 'Good Vibes' paper collection was the ideal way to add color and charm to my desk. I used medium weight chipboard for the organizer and gave it plenty of compartments to hold supplies. Mine measures 6.5" square which made it easy to cut the patterned papers to fit the compartments. Polka dots are one of my favorites and between the 12x12 papers and the 6x8 pad, there was enough to cover all of the inside areas. For the larger outsides, I mixed up the patterns and used some of the fun floral designs! 

To really make the bright colors pop, I then added a strip of the bold black and white aztec print around the bottom edge and used the smaller sized matching washi tape to accent the tops of the dividers. Then, using a combination of the bits & pieces, chipboard and combo stickers along with the 4x6 stickers pad, I embellished and decorated as many of the outside areas as I could for the cutest organizer around! 

I didn't stop there though! I jot down notes and ideas all the time on post it notes so I made a holder for those as well. Using a youTube tutorial and more of the awesomely delightful paper, I created this small box that holds my sticky notes perfectly! Of course, I had to embellish it as well with the stickers and chipboard! I love that the 'Good Vibes' chipboard fit so well on the top- looks great! 

 I also made a small notebook with the collection, adding a 3x4 element card and a couple of stickers to the front, and covered some wooden pencils to match! Now I have a seriously cute organizer and paper holder that makes me and my desk very happy!! 

 Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!! 

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Let Freedom Ring!

Well it's that time of year again- barbecues, family and fun! Our national Independence Day! This is always such a fun holiday to celebrate all of our freedoms and the special people that made it all happen! It's one of my favorite holidays to decorate for too- who can resist the cheery color combo of red, white and blue!

The Simple Stories ''Hometown USA' paper collection is a classic stars and stripes collection full of fun patterns and images celebrating what makes this country so awesome! One of the simplest, yet most festive ways to decorate is with a banner. It's a great way to use all of the patterns of a collection in charming layers with super fun embellishments!

This banner consists of 4 panels in three different shapes- each one a different patterned paper. I then added in extra stars, fishtail banners and loopy flowers as adorable accents! The stickers, which are the cutest part of this collection, adorn each panel in fun layers and there are even playful paper curls added in as well!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July! 
Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up jeweled brads
My Favorite Things Rounded Banner die
Target Twine

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Best Day Ever Mini Album!

Hi everyone! Wedding season is upon us and I can't help but be inspired to create with all of the beautiful wedding, flower and bridal photos out there! Simple Stories got in on the action too, with the gorgeous 'Always and Forever' paper collection! 

This soft and romantic collection features a classic black and cream color scheme in lovely stripes, dots and floral patterns. The best part about it though are the gold foil accents that add sparkle and shine to any project! 

To really show off this stunning collection of patterns and embellishments, I made this dimensional album with five stacked pages. I covered each of the pages with a different pattern of the fabulous paper and then made them even prettier with the charming stickers, chipboard and Bits & Pieces of the collection.

I created this album to highlight pictures and mementos of the bride and groom on their big day but this collection is super versatile. It has such a variety of beautiful images and sweet sentiments that it could be used for engagements, bridal showers and more! 

To see all of the inside pages of this beautiful album check out this youtube video!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Hello Baby!

Hi everyone! Babies are definitely the perfect tiny blessing and it is always such a joy picking out the perfect gift to celebrate them. Although there are so many adorable baby gifts available, I want to give you some inspiration to create a sweet handmade present that anyone would love!

The 'Oh Baby' paper collection from Simple Stories is full of soft colors and sweet sentiments perfect for a boy or girl. This mini dresser, cut from an SVGcuts file, is charmingly decorated with the lovely patterned papers of the collection and then further embellished with the sweet stickers, chipboard and Bits & Pieces! 

Both drawers pull out and are large enough for small gifts. I stuffed the top drawer with an adorable teddy bear chipboard sticker and made a gift card holder from more of the beautiful paper, adding a couple of stickers as well. The onesie, part of the Bits & Pieces, has it's own little hanger and hangs perfectly from a knob- too cute!

The top of the dresser is loaded with more of the adorable accessories from the collection. I almost couldn't stop my self from adding more they are so sweet! I dressed it up with a small doily and some miniature diapers embellished with more of the patterned paper.  The framed picture is one of the 4x6 stickers and I mixed chipboard, stickers and Bits & Pieces for a wonderfully jumbled look! The coordinating card was simply created with a couple of the adorable 4x4 element cards and embellished with sweet stickers

Even though there is plenty of pink and blue mixed in with the other pastel colors, this collection is beautifully gender neutral. There are the most darling animal images in this collection as well a delightful mix of butterflies, hearts, flowers and bows. Everything you need to make a beautiful gift for a beautiful baby!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Recollections paper doily

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Happy Mama's Day!

Hi everyone! Llamas are totally trending right now and these featured in the Simple Stories 'Mama Llama' paper collection are super adorable. Any mama that gets a card with one of these cuties will be very happy indeed!

This multi-dimensional card shows off some of the darling patterned paper in the background. The oval frame was die cut from some coordinating textured coral card stock and popped off of the background with foam. Inside the frame, I tucked in a lovely little llama along with some solid color die cut flowers and leaves. I added in more blooms with a pretty sticker from the collection and added a few gem centers for shine!

The large sentiment banner is also a sticker from the collection and is mounted on top of the frame. For even more dimension, I layered in some tiny leafy die cuts that just peek around the banner.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Favorite Things Blueprints 10

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Punny Chair Card!

Hi everyone! Sometimes puns can be so amusing and the sentiment on this clean and simple card is definitely one of those times! The font is simple and the sentiment is sweet and it goes perfectly with the cute chair in this oldie but goodie stamp set!

The color scheme for the new Color Throwdown #491 is soft and soothing and I was also inspired by the gorgeous living room in the photo! I started with a simple watercolor background that I knew I would be layering upon. I used a mix of orange and pink paints to get the coral color and then softened it a bit by dating it with a paper towel.

The furniture on my card is all stamped in the challenge colors and are popped off the background just a little for dimension. I added a strip of coral card stock to the card base and a bit of kraft twine behind the sentiment. The sequin are a dark gold in a matte finish along with some tiny shiny ones in a pretty orange color.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
craft store twine
Cartwright's sequins

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mama Llama Party!

You will be getting your mom a card for Mother's Day and you can even get her a gift but how about you bake her a cake and make the whole day a fun and super cute celebration!

The 'Mama Llama' paper collection from Simple Stories is full of beautiful colors and the cutest mama llamas ever! I was so inspired by these adorable animals, I made my own sweet llama and dressed it up with all of the fun papers and stickers from the collection!

I found this paper llama and cactus at this website by illustrator and paper engineer Tina Krause. It took a little bit to cut all of the pieces out but then they were super easy to assemble. Once that was done I used the colorful patterned papers to make a saddle blanket complete with fringe. I layered that with a couple of the stickers from the collection.

The flower banner around the llamas neck is also a sticker and then I simply punched some circles form the other patterns and strung those together on some shiny gold thread! I cut three 1 inch by 2 inch pieces of patterned paper and cut 'fringe' into each for the tassel. These were rolled up and glued onto more of the gold thread and then looped onto the ear.

I die cut the fiesta flags from more of the colorful papers and strung those together for a charming banner, adding in smaller fishtail flags and a few stickers for extra cuteness! The sign, made from one of the stickers in the collection, is mounted on a folded piece of paper and highlighted with a sentiment! Simple but perfect! Be sure and give your mom a kiss on Mother's Day!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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