Thursday, August 13, 2015

Get Outta Town!

Hi everyone! I have been in a tropical mood lately and it's showing in my creations! Plus, using this new set of mine from Paper Smooches really put me in an island mood! The sentiments included with this set are perfect little pick me ups for your friends and family in need. 

I created these little 3 1/2" encouragement cards that show how much you care in a big way! They are the best size to slip into a lunch box or backpack or even leave on a desk for a co-worker. I gave each card a background of one of the smaller stamps in the set before layering over the fun colored images, sequins and twine.

This card feature some yummy, fruity drinks and a sentiment we all say! Inside it aptly says 'Celebrate'!

Airplanes and suitcases along with a tropical flower can't mean anything but fun and excitement! The sentiment inside reads 'Do what you love'!

Lastly, some strong mountains for someone facing a tough time. The cuteness of this card will make anyone feel better and the inside sentiment of 'Believe in yourself' will be a boost too!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Copic Markers
American Crafts card stock
Doodlebug Design twine
Cartwright and Lawn Fawn sequins

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Set Sail!

Hi everyone! I love the ocean! I will live by the ocean someday! In the meantime, in my beautiful sunny state of Colorado, I will make myself happy by creating little works of art about the ocean!  I bought the 'Set Sail' clear stamp set from Simon Says Stamp because of the wonderful sentiments included. The sweet little sailboat, anchors and sea life stamps are just a great bonus! 

Although both cards are paper pieced with the same patterned paper pad, each features a different background that fits the sentiment. Both sets of waves are layered with the pretty shimmer paper included with the SSS August card  for a bit of shine!

This card is the more clean and simple of the two with an inked background that is touched with just a bit of Perfect Pearls. I popped it off the card base and added some twine and shiny sequins along with one of those awesome sentiments! 

The background of the second card features an inked sun along with a bit of dry embossing on the bottom.  I used more of the shimmer paper from My Mind's Eye for a border and tucked a few more sequins into the waves. I love this sentiment- I say it to myself everyday! I will get my ocean fix in a couple of weeks when I go to visit my daughter in sunny California!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Mind's Eye Collectable 'Unforgettable' 6x6 paper pad
Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder
Ribbon Boutique ribbon
Stampin' Up scallop border punch
Perfect Pearls 'Perfect Pearl'

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Las Caletas Mini!

Hi everyone! I recently ordered the August Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp (mostly for the special mix of Martha Stewart magic fairy dust!) and got it just the other day! When I had the chance to look at all of the goodies I knew right away that instead of creating cards, I was going to make a mini scrapbook!

The tropical colored card stock and 'Summer Vibe' papers were perfect for pictures of a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta. I die cut Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners for the base of the album and then covered both sides with the gorgeous shimmer card stock and fun designer papers. I am in love with the puffy stickers and they highlighted my pictures perfectly!

Although this mini is a bit smaller and thinner than most of my scrapbooks, it's still darned cute! I used the coveted fairy dust to fill a clear tag that is tied to the front of the album. You will also see some tiny embellishments and tags throughout along with bright ribbon and pearls! I also adorned some pages with some of the charming elements and sentiments cut from the designer paper.

The island is beautiful with sandy beaches and lots of trees and flowers! Everyone is so nice and the food is awesome too!

Our day started with some time in the pool with sea lions, Jenny and Mara! If you have never done this before it must be on your bucket list!

The girls playing around in the sunshine and water! The sunshine die is part of the kit too!

Lions, tigers and bears.... oops no, Monkeys, parrots and snakes! We got to hold and interact with all of them!

We had to walk up a few stairs to get to this bar but it was totally worth the view, the drinks and the awesome bartender!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!! 

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up scallop border punch
American Crafts ribbon
Colorbok blackboard
Doodlebug Design pearls
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