Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mini Notebooks!

Hi everyone! It's good to be back in 2016! I had a bit of time on my hands so I thought I would create a little something for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #236. You could choose which MIM project you wanted to do and because I love fun, little gifts, I chose the Die-Cut Mini Notebooks by Melissa Phillips.

These mini notebooks were super easy to create and this was the perfect opportunity to use up the pretty printed papers I had left over from a previous Stamp-A-Faire! I combined the paper with the coordinating stamp set and added in a few details for these sweet mini notebooks!

Pretty shades of coral and turquoise for this mini! It also features some die-cut flowers with twine and a button! I stamped multiple images on the first page but only one tiny bouquet on the rest.

Elegance here with the gorgeous 1920's patterned paper along with a beautiful stamped image that is gussied up with shiny gems! Love the art deco font too!

I believe this mini is my favorite! I love red and florals so it makes perfect sense! I embellished some flower buttons with some tiny stamen and added a few colored ones in the background!

Lastly, a bright and colorful notebook decorated with fun items from the 1980's! The magical days of cassette tapes and rainbows! I stamped the hearts on the pages with a Kaleidacolor rainbow stamp pad!

These mini notebooks were a joy to make and I will love giving them away as little gifts! 

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Kaleidacolor 'Bouquet' rainbow stamp pad 
Enamel Dots by Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
Kaisercraft gems
American Crafts ribbon
Deckle edge scissors

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 Retrospective!

Hi everyone!  We are coming to the end of another crafty year and, as my fellow crafters and bloggers  understand, a LOT of work and preparation goes into these little blog posts! I decided to take a trip back through the entire year and give myself a pat on the back for all of my hard work and for some really cute creations if I do say so myself! Enjoy my trip down 2015's memory lane and check out my favorite project for each month!

January 2015 - Songbird Birthday!

A birthday card that is bright and colorful with a mix of patterns! It's also NOT an A4 card and I like that!

February 2015- Note Card Goodies!

 A berry basket gift stuffed with a beautiful collection of note cards and sweets!

March 2015- Hipster Mini!

One of my favorite minis of all times! This one was made with paint sample cards and one of my favorite paper companies- Basic Grey!

April 2015- Softened Cards!

All of these bright designs were covered with vellum for a softer look! Such an easy but beautiful design transformation!

This adorable banner was inspired by my love of Mexico and it's handcrafted pottery!

June 2015- Filled With Joy!

Bright and colorful is my usual go-to but neutrals and soft colors can be gorgeous too!

July 2015- Lovely Succulents!

Two beautiful cards created with one stamp and two techniques! Both fabulous!

August 2015- Las Caletas Mini!

Another mini scrapbook filled with happy memories of a family trip to Mexico!

September 2015- Playing With Paint!

Have I said I LOVE color! This card combines my love of color and sparkle!

October 2015- Something Wicked Mini!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to craft for and orange and black never get old in my book!

November 2015- Gratitude Basket!

Such a wonderful way to show your appreciation for the special people in your life!

December 2015- Felt Ornaments!

These little cuties may take some time to create but they're so stinking' adorable that the time (and the needle pricks) are worth it!

Thanks for joining me for my crafty trip through 2015! Please visit me next year to see what wonderful creations I come up with in the new year!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monthly Mini: December!

Hi everyone! This is my final installment of the 2015 Monthly Mini series! Yay! It has been so rewarding to complete at least one mini per month and to use up the extravagant amount of paper, embellishments and kits in my stash. I hope to continue this series for 2016 since minis are one of my favorite things!

I have had this Simple Stories Cozy Christmas 12x12 Collection Kit since last year and in the spirit of not hoarding, decided to put it to good use! All of this fabulous wintry, holiday paper and embellishments combined with an awesome Teresa Collins flip album made for a super cute Christmas album!

The cover of this 6 inch book is layered with some of the beautiful green and red papers along with charming stickers, chipboard and brads from the collection. I also added in a festive red bow!

I love to add in pockets for my minis to hold extra photos and mementos! This pocket highlights the gold in the collection and features more fab stickers!

The perfect page for a favorite family Christmas photo!

A lot of the papers were so pretty on their own they just needed a few sparkles to really make them shine! I added in the wonderful sentiment stickers as much as I could!

Lots of fun brads highlight these two pages along with more of the fabulous papers! Colorful enamel dots add just the right touch too!

More heart warming stickers and brads and more of the sweet sentiment stickers!

A festive Christmas tree and some star stickers are all that's needed on this beautiful paper!

Lots of snowflakes for the last page! Love this sentiment stacked Christmas tree!

That's it for my final mini of the year! Hope you have enjoyed this series and that it has inspired you to create your own little treasures! Visit me next year for more fabulous minis! Wishing you all a very merry Christmas with your loved ones!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories 'Cozy Christmas' 12x12 Collection Kit
  -decorative brads, chipboard stickers, enamel dots
Teresa Collins Signature Essentials Kraft flip book
decorative scissors
Ribbon Boutique ribbon
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