Saturday, November 10, 2018

Happy Fall Season!


Hi everyone! Popping in with a short post for the Color Throwdown Challenge #518. The challenge colors are all about Fall- warm and cozy!



For the orange of the challenge, what could be better than a sweet fox?! I love this stylized one from Papertrey Ink and it looks gorgeous against an embossed blue tag!  I also added in a bit more blue with just peeks of blooms underneath.



To bring in the brown color, I stamped and then die cut some leaves from the same PTI stamp set and layered those along with some orange ones under the fox and tag. The sentiment is also stamped in the warm brown. A few enamel dots are the finishing touch!




Thanks for checking out my bog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Sizzix Diamond embossing folder

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fall Favorites!


Hi everyone! Thanksgiving to me is a time to share love and laughter with family and friends with all of our favorite comfort foods. At our annual Thanksgiving dinner, I make the main portion of the meal but ask everyone to bring their favorite dish to share. As we our enjoying our meal we always say how wonderful everything is and we wish we had the recipes to make the dishes ourselves. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving I decide to create a family cookbook to collect all of those divine recipes that I want to enjoy all year long!


I chose three of the beautiful patterned papers from the Simple Stories 'Forever Fall' paper collection and folded up one edge to create a pocket. Using my sewing machine I stitched around the sides and bottoms for extra detail and then folded the papers in half to create 6 pockets. Since I knew this would be used in the kitchen, I gave it a clear cover cut from an Avery job ticket holder! I stacked all of the pockets together along with the plastic and sewed down the center to keep it all together!



I used the charming and beautiful  journal cards, Bits & Pieces, chipboard and stickers to decorate and embellish the cover and pockets of my cookbook. I also added in some fun family Fall photos along with some journaling areas so this will be a treasured keepsake as well!




I made the recipe cards using the other patterned papers in the collection and some of the gorgeous 'Forever Fall' digital images that are available. Using a paper design app, I made the recipe cards and printed them put onto heavy printer paper. Easy peasy and super cute! I scored all of my cards so they can be open or folded close.



Each page was given a tab made with the stickers of the collection and then I used a label printer to make the labels so the recipes will be easy to organize and find. I have a feeling when my friends and family see this adorable collection cookbook they will all be wanting one for themselves! 




Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
'Forever Fall' digital images
sewing machine and thread

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Happy Haunts!


Hi everyone! Still needing some Halloween cards for your favorite goblins and ghouls? Use a fabulous paper collection like this Simple Stories 'Simple Vintage Halloween' and make super cute cards in no time at all!


I started these cards by choosing some of the awesome paper for the backgrounds. There are so many great patterns to choose from and they all coordinate so wonderfully together! On top of that I layered on lots of the the adorable and spooky 'Bits & Pieces' together' with the stickers and chipboard of the collection.


Using  foam adhesive behind some of the pieces allowed me to stack them and give the cards great dimension! It also allowed me a bit of space to add in some shiny sequins and small stickers. All in all these cards have great details and will make someone's holiday very special!



Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Wedding Bliss!


Hi everyone! The wedding season is winding down but I have another gorgeous mini album to share! This sweet little scrapbook was made for a beautiful young lady that I have known for many years. I don't know how it's possible that she gets older and I stay the same age???! Hehe...


The paper collection I used for this album is an older one from Echo Park Paper Co. but the colors fit her Fall wedding perfectly and you can never go wrong with paper from Echo Park! Plus there are gold foil accents throughout which really highlight the lovely patterns!


This album, that flips at the top, is made of varying shapes of chipboard and each page is a different size. Here you can see all the fronts of the pages and how wonderful the patterned paper coordinates together!


The backs of the pages look awesome too! I layered in lots of stickers with the sweet sentiments and some gold accents of my own as well! I am loving the silhouette of that car- so cute!


Wedding albums are always such a joy to make! I love helping a new couple remember their happy day I know the bride and groom will have a great time adding their wedding photos to this mini album! Be sure and see the video on YouTube!




Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
ribbon 

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 myshinystudio.blogspot.com 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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