Monday, January 15, 2018

Beautiful Medallions!

Hi everyone! I am squeaking these cards in at the last moment for the Color Throwdown Challenge #475! It's a lovely color combo too- aqua. pink and navy! I was also inspired by the picture as well and created these cards with pretty medallion shapes.

The first card has a background of an alcohol ink mix of pink and aqua. I topped that with a navy piece of card stock die cut with some beautiful doily shapes. This die is (very sadly) retired but is one of my favorites that I use quite often and it allows the pretty background to show through the intricate shapes!

The sentiments were stamped on pink card stock in navy and layered over tiny strips of aqua. I felt the card needed some shine so I added in twinkling sequins in shades of aqua and pink! All of this was mounted onto an aqua card base and I even added a doily shape to the inside of the card.

The second card is in softer tones of the challenge colors. I took a strip of nail polish marbled card stock and gave it a soft aqua background before mounting that onto a scalloped base. 

The sentiment is stamped off to the side in the same navy color and I simply placed a couple of gorgeous doilies onto the card. I added in a few candy dots for a pop of color and shine!

Thanks for checking out my blog!  Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hello Love!

Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a wonderful New Year! I know we just finished a busy holiday season but I am here to remind you that it's not too early to start creating for Valentine's Day! What's not to love about this holiday?! It's all about the love and happiness we have for the most special people in our lives. I so enjoy making fun and adorable gifts for this holiday!

The 'Romance' paper collection from Simple Stories is super charming and lovely with its pastel colors, floral bouquets, hearts and butterflies! The sentiments in this collection are sweet and endearing- perfect for a loved one! Even better when they come attached to a cute gift! I used my Silhouette Cameo and an SVGcuts file to make this super sweet flower candy holder and little mailbox! 

The base for the flowers was cut out of the beautiful 'Romance' papers and wrapped around some floral foam. How perfect that there was a wood print in the collection! I used three different patterns for the flowers and topped them all with a yummy truffle! A chocolate kiss or even conversation hearts would be great too! Layered stickers and ephemera embellish the front and sides of the tiny flower garden.

The mailbox stands 7.5" tall and actually opens! The front is decorated with one of the 3x4 journal cards in the collection as well as some of the adorable stickers and 'bits & pieces'!. The hanging key is one of the lovely stickers and is attached to the lid with a chain. More stickers and 'Bits & Pieces' adorn the top and inside of the mailbox as well. I also added in lots of pretty sequins for shine!

You could stuff this mailbox with more sweet treats but I thought it was perfect to tuck in some love notes also made from the collection. There is plenty of room for lots of sweet notes for that special person in your life and the sentiments in this collection say all you want in the sweetest way!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Cartwrights sequins
For My Valentine Svgcuts

Friday, January 5, 2018

Hugs For You!

Hi everyone! This is my first card of the new year and I am loving the color combo! This is for the first Color Throwdown Challenge of the year too! Such a beautiful, yet neutral color palette.

The ivory background was stamped in soft grey with various floral and leaf stamps. I also added in tiny pink blooms as well for a soft pop of color. Most of my sentiments are stamped in black so this big die-cut word in the light shade of ivory is a nice change!

I brought in the black challenge color with a pretty doily that peeks out under the sentiment. A few die cut flowers are scattered around and I finished it all off with a shiny gray bow and a few black gems!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bazzil Paper gray
My Favorite Things large oval doily die
Offray ribbon

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Featured Tutorial On SCS!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce that I have a tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers today! This tutorial features a hand-crafted Travelers Notebook made from your favorite paper collection!

In honor of this feature tutorial, I made another gorgeous travelers notebook with the so lovely 'Beautiful' paper collection from Simple Stories. This collection is full of soft colors,beautiful florals, lots of hearts and awesome touches of gold. The tutorial features the first notebook I made with this collection and here are some pictures of the new notebook!

Be sure and visit Splitcoast Stampers to see the full tutorial and make your own beautiful notebook!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 Monthly Mini: December!

Hi everyone! The New Year is almost here and it is time for my last mini scrapbook of the year! This one is all ready for the fun and festive New Year's Eve photos to come!

This mini is a tri-fold album with an accordion pull-out in the center. I found many of these on Pinterest and here is a wonderfully simple tutorial to show you how to make it! I used the fabulous Simple Stories '2018' paper collection and beautiful coordinating stickers to make and embellish this album.

Since confetti is always a big part of New Year's Eve I made the cover of this mini a shaker filled with sequins, stars and beads! One of the 3x4 journal cards decorates the background of the shaker.

Here is the album all unfolded with the accordion in the center. Even though this mini is just 4.25" square there is still plenty of room for photos and mementos!

Using one paper collection to make a mini album is a great way to make sure everything coordinates and looks beautiful! You can see all of the awesome stickers and embellishments from this paper collection more in the video below! Here is wishing you and yours a wondrous New Year!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Recollections Gold card stock

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cookies And Cocoa Party!

Hi everyone! Today is National Cocoa Day- time to celebrate your favorite warm drink! I took it a step further and created a whole party set-up with the Simple Stories 'Oh What Fun' paper collection! This collection is perfect for sweet holiday parties with its playful vibe and fun and festive colors!

It is so much fun in fact, that I felt like I could just go on and on making party elements! Of course I had to start with some fun paper mugs decked out in the colorful decorative papers and filled to the brim with yummy hot chocolate and marshmallows! I also dressed up a tiny mason jar with some paper curls and one of the fab stickers from the collection!

Christmas cookies are a must for a holiday party so after I decorated these goodies, I figured they needed extra cute packaging. I used some clear acetate boxes and dressed them up with patterned papers and a couple of the 3x4 journaling cards. I added in details like scalloped borders and tags accented with the collection stickers!

In case you're not a fan of warm cocoa, there is always the goodness of milk! These milk bottles are so adorable wrapped in the patterned paper! Each has a charming character on the front highlighted with more of the cute stickers! I also added a small circle tag complete with a festive jingle bell! For the cupcake toppers, I used the large sentiment stickers on top of rosettes. Each also has a smaller rosette and a tiny snowflake sticker! 

You can never have too many sweets at a party and these mini treat holders look amazing in the super fun prints! These were cut with a Silhouette file and stand about 4 inches tall- the perfect size to fill with sweet goodies! They really show off the lovely array of stickers in the collection and all of the festive patterns of paper that mix so well together!

I'm off to celebrate all of this paper goodness with a fun cocoa party!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Silhouette cut file
clear acetate boxes
American Crafts ribbon
Stampin' Up ribbon
Creatology jingle bells

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry Little Christmas!

Hi everyone! Another holiday card in not so traditional colors to share with you! This was made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #472 with the striking combo of black, red and gray! I was also inspired by the inspiration picture as well!

There are lots of layers to this card beginning with the stamped images on the white background. I also double stamped on the background and the label shape before layering on all of the pretty die-cuts. 

I used mostly red and gray with just a few touches of black for a cheery card. Although these aren't traditional holiday colors it is one of my favorite combinations!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Lifestyle Crafts label die
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