Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Batty For You!

Hi everyone! The time for picking out a Halloween costume is getting close! In honor of that, and for the new Color Throwdown Challenge #461, I made a card featuring the cutest trick-or-treaters! They are all ready to go in awesome Halloween colors!

The candy corn was stamped on the first tag and then colored in with alternating yellow and orange. This makes a sweet background for the second tag which is the star of the show! I blended three purple distress inks for an ombré look and then splattered it with a few drops of water. 

The cute trick-or-treaters and happy pumpkin were Copic colored in the challenge colors and then layered into some chartreuse grass. I added in a couple of tiny green bats as well as some bright yellow ribbon! To give the stark white base some color, I stamped tiny bat images in alternating challenge colors!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Copic Markers
American Crafts ribbon

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tweet Fall Decor!

Hi everyone! I love patterned paper! It makes all things more beautiful and I am especially loving the fabulous new paper collection 'Vintage Blessing' from Simple Stories. It is full of charming Fall images in gorgeous, deep colors!

I've been busy crafting with this collections and making lots of cute stuff so I had some scraps left over that would work perfectly for a home decor project. The base for this project is a tin heart that I picked up at Michaels. It measures 5.5" wide and tall so there is plenty of room for pretty paper and cute embellishments!

The heart shape was traced onto a scrap of the patterned paper and then cut out with scissors. I used Scor-tape so it would stick really well but, with a bit of work, I will be able to remove all of the paper and can start over with another collection if I want! Once I adhered the heart shape paper, I also cut 1" strips of coordinating patterns and put them around the inside and outside edges of the heart. Such an adorable contrast!

The sweet banner is a sticker from the 'Vintage Blessings' Combo Cardstock Stickers and I popped it off the background just a bit so I could tuck a beautiful floral sticker behind it. The colored leaves are both chipboard stickers topped with a cute acorn from the 'Bits and Pieces'. To the front of the frame, I layered lots of the lovely chipboard stickers, securing them with hot glue. The final touches are a sentiment word sticker and two hearts in varying sizes. Since there is a twine loop at the top of the heart, this could be hung inside or on a front door as well! Happy Fall!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Wings Of Faith!

Hi everyone! Summer may be drawing to a close but I have still seen lots of pretty dragonflies flitting around here! These beautiful creatures,with their gossamer wings, inspired this weeks card! And it's even more gorgeous in the simple color scheme for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #460.

I created a cool watercolor background with green paint,  letting it dry a bit between applications and daubing it off with a paper towel. I added in a few splatters of blue and green too. While the background was drying, I die cut a dragonfly from royal blue card  stock and even though you can't see from the pictures, gave it a backing of glimmer vellum!

The pretty green leaves were die cut from vellum too and adhered to the bottom of the background. I tucked the dragonfly under the greenery and then stamped a simple sentiment in the challenge blue color! The final touches were some small clear droplets and bright green hemp cord!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bead Landing hemp cord
The Paper Studio vellum
Bazzil card stock

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Happy Cute Tiny Stuff!

Hi everyone! Who doesn't love baby cards? They are such a joy to make and it's always a happy occasion welcoming a new baby to the world! 

I stamped the sweet dresser image and it's drawer full of goodies in Versafine black ink before doing some soft watercoloring in baby pinks, purples and yellows. I also added in a vase of flowers and an adorable little onesie for maximum cuteness! 

I glittered up the front of the card base so it would show through the falling heart cover which was also painted with a light wash of watercolor. I then layered on all of the painted pieces and topped off this sweet scene with a pink bow for the new baby girl! The final accents are shiny gems and a bit of gold paint on the drawer knobs!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Kaisercraft gems

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Flowers and Stripes!

Hi everyone! The color combo for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #459 is one of my favorites! I love the bold look of red and black on white- so pretty and striking. Even if the inspiration picture didn't feature flowers, I love doing florals in this combo!

I also knew I wanted to show a few black and shite stripes too so I cut a diagonal piece of patterned paper for the start. Next, I inked up some beautiful new flower stamps that I just got and embossed them with shiny powder! The largest is red vellum and the small one is solid black. 

The beautiful sentiment is stamped in black onto a pretty shaped piece along with just edges of the flowers. I mounted this to the card before layering on the gorgeous blooms and some delicate polka dotted leaves. Bright and bold and oh so pretty!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
The Paper Studio vellum
Recollections vellum
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Mail!

Hi everyone! I have not one, but two happy and colorful cards to share today! The color combination for the new Color Throwdown #458 is so bright that you can't help but create happiness!

I debated on whether or not to stamp the envelope images or cut them out and layer them and in the end decided to do both! I just love all of the shapes and sizes of these adorable envelopes! The first card features them stamped in the challenge colors along with an 'air mail' stripe on the side and a few colored hearts. 

Before cutting out and layering the images for the second card I decided to do a bit of distress inking in the background. I blended distress inks onto white card stock and then cut the front of my card base so just a small section of the colored background would show! All of the envelopes were colored with distress inks too! I kept the sentiment consistent for both cards, just changing up the smaller part on each!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Haunting!

Hi everyone! Have I mentioned that I love decorating for Halloween?! Well I do and I have another fabulous project showcasing the beautiful and spooky 'Spellbound' paper collection from Simple Stories!

I just love it when a paper collection isn't all cute-sy and sweet and this one is perfect for Halloween with dark, rich colors and creepy images!  Plus, the stickers included are freaky too and I knew they would look awesome in a Halloween shadowbox!

This shadowbox is about 6 inches square and has great little cubbies just waiting to be filled up and decorated. The large cubby is the main attraction and I wanted to give it lots of depth and dimension. I used a piece of the 'Something Wicked' paper to create the background and then used the tree branch sticker to create depth and give the spooky spider something to hang from. I propped the frame  up and layered more sinister 'Spellbound' stickers with it. If you look closely, you can see that I added a tiny purple gem to the eyeball and some jewel drops to the potion in the bottle!

Each of the smaller squares features layered pieces of the other patterned papers and are all topped with small square stickers from the collection! I popped up different parts in each square for more dimension and added a couple of small gems to the spider and web.

I didn't want to pass up using the great 'Happy Halloween' sticker that is included on the sticker sheet! I applied the bottom half to a folded piece of patterned paper, leaving the top portion of the words free. I adhered the paper to the top of the shadowbox and added in one small word sticker as well! Such a perfect addition to my scary Halloween decor!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
6" craft store shadowbox
Kaiser craft gems
silver thread
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