Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ooops!… Father's Day a bit late!

Hi everyone!  I know Father's Day was three months age… but I haven't shared the card I created for my dear old dad so I thought why not now!

Something unique about this project that I don't do very often is that there is no stamping whatsoever on this card! Of course it is so easy when you are using a great masculine paper line by Basic Grey! I used the 'Hipster' 6x6 paper pad and designer chipboard stickers for a completely 'hip' father's day card that my dad really enjoyed! I do think he is very awesome and very cool and I was glad to show my appreciation! The sentiment on the front was typed on my mac and then printed out in an orange to coordinate with the designer paper. I added in a few wooden stars by Studio Calico

Another printed sentiment on the inside in nice big block letters along with more of the fab 'Hipster' papers. I added in a few more wooden stars and a very sweet message to my dad!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Basic Grey 6x6'Hipster' paper pad and chalkboard stickers
Stampin' Up chipbaord star
Studio Calico wooden stars
Darico hemp cord
The Paper Studio grommets
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper
Mac computer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watercolor Birthday Quilt!

Hi everyone! I am back posting after a brief hiatus and it feels good! I have some cards to share over the next few weeks that were created a little while ago but that I am just getting around to posting! 

Todays card is one that I created after I took the watercolor class at Online Card Classes from which I learned so many new things! This background stamp from Hero Arts was one of the featured stamps and I just had to have it! I  embossed it in white and then simply added a tiny bit of distress marker to the colored areas and used a water pen to pull out the color to fill in the remaining area! Sometimes watercoloring can be a little time consuming but it is oh so worth it! I layered this 'quilt' over some pretty MME papers and added in a gorgeous velvet flower from Maya Road!

The inside is simple with a sweet birthday sentiment stamped in purple ink. I embellished the inside with a few more purple rain dots and left lots of space to write in a special message!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bristol Smooth Surface paper
My Mind;s Eye 6x6 paper pad 'A Beautiful Life'
Crystal Stickers purple gems
Maya Road velvet flower
WOW! Embossing powder

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TE Selfie!

Hi everyone! I am just popping in quickly to share the card I am entering into the Taylored Expressions  Sketch Selfie Share contest. They are giving away a $250 gift certificate to the store and all you have to do is create a card inspired by the sketch, take a selfie and give the card away. Easy peasy!

I created a birthday card for my very special Grandma who will be turning 96 in a couple of weeks! She is an amazing lady and I wanted something very elegant and beautiful. I don't have much in the way of TE stamps but I do have some cutting plates and they are gorgeous! I used the TE Proud Peacock cutting plate and paper pieced in some of the sections for more interest. All of the deigned paper is Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze in cheerful shades of yellows and grays. I followed the sketch pretty closely and then added in some tiny TE Tiny Twinkles.

Of course I had to take a selfie of me holding the card and of course I am to wearing make-up or my contacts. Please don't look too closely, haha!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Taylored Expressions cutting plate and Tiny Twinkles
Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze 6x6 paper pad
SSS Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set
Offray ribbon
Prima flower

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Let's Make Magic!

Hi everyone! You certainly can create a little card magic with The Alley Way Stamps- especially when you combine adorable sets like I have on this card!

I started with the awesome star image from this months free with purchase mini set, Now You See Me! I used only the small stars of the stamp for the main card border and then the whole stamp on the top layer. I kept this card a bit more masculine with the colors of blue and gray and added in some fun feathers too! The top hat and wand images are from the TA DA stamp set and go perfectly with this cute bunny! The sentiment is also a combination of some other great TAWS sets!

For the inside, I added another starred border and then just a sweet sentiment from the Flower Doodle set. I couldn't resist adding in one more adorable bunny too!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Hero Arts Shadow inks
Copic Markers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sweet Little Bees…..

Hi everyone! I just can't resist using this new floral set from The Alley Way Stamps, Flower Show! Alison created the most awesome and adorable flower images for this set along with the cutest buzzing bees!

I created this card using only the Flower Show set and kept it pretty much one layer ( a real feat for me!) I only added one thin layer of vellum over the stamped front for a subtle color change and so the sweet bees could really shine! All of the edges were cut with a Stampin' Up border punch so it's not your typical A2 size card. It's always good to step out of he box for a bit!

The inside is clean and simple with just a collage of images in the corner and lots of room to write a touching message. If you love designing with floral stamps, this set is a must-have!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Memento inks
MFT 'Sweet Tooth' card stock
Wow embossing powder 'black'
Me and My Big Ideas crystal gems
Ribbon Fx ribbon

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Magic Man!

Hi everyone! A bit of fun magic today with a bright and colorful card! This handsome gentleman is from the new set, Ta Da, released this month by The Alley Way Stamps! Plus there are other 'magical' images and sentiments too!

I used the Ta Da SVG file to cut out the images of the magician, the hat and wand before stamping and coloring them with Copic markers. I attached his hat and wand (with some strategically placed slits) and then popped everything off the amusing background! The sparkly gems are just floating out of that wand!

I used a couple of older TAWS stamp sets for the inside to create this happy birthday sentiment and then added in another magic top hat and more gems for shine! May the magic always be with you!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Memento inks
Copic Markers
Bazzil card stock
Kaisercraft gems
Fiskars corner edgers

Friday, August 15, 2014

TAWS Be Inspired Challenge #56

Hi everyone! A brand new challenge for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge is on! You have 4 whole weeks to ink up your TAWS stamps and get crafty with us! Plus you could win some great stamp sets too! Be sure and visit the BIC challenge blog for all of the details!

The inspiration picture, below, is very soothing with it's shadowy tones and muted colors. The quilts in the picture add a spot of color and keep it soft and comfy. Don't you just want to crawl in that boat and take a nice long nap?

I chose to use the quilts as my starting point for this card and created some tiny quilt squares of mixed patterns for the front. I layered these over an embossed background to mimic the shadows and layers of the picture. A sweet little boat from Got It Covered and a encouraging sentiment from True Colors make for an uplifting card! 

The inside is nice and simple with just a touch more of yellow and an outline of that cute boat! The sentiment, from the Speak Easy set, is one we can all appreciate!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up and Memento Inks
Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka' 6x6 paper pad
Me & My Big Ideas clear crystals
Craft store Kraft card stock and hemp cord
Corner Chomper

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