Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Crayon Resist!



Hi everyone!  I have a new tutorial over at the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary.  Please check it out and see how I created this colorful and cute card!


 Then you can always come back here and leave me a little blog love!

Thanks for checking out my blog!  Bee Happy!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CAS Wednesday!


Hi everyone! I really admire the clean and simple technique.  Those paper artists that truly excel in this area make it look elegant, beautiful and oh so simple.  I thought I would give it a try and create my version of a CAS card. This is also the 'What's Up Wednesday' post over at The Aviary so please check it out!


Turns out this technique is super hard for me.  I made 4 different fronts for this card!  My favorite was the first I created but I kept thinking it was too simple so I kept right on trying. In the end, I used the very first one :) However, I stared and stared at this card thinking I needed to layer more stamps, more paper, more embellishments and had to keep reminding myself that the beauty of these cards is in their simplicity.  I even went to bed and woke up the next day wondering about this card and how I should/could change it!  But as I looked at it again, I realized how I quite liked it and what better way to show off the sweet images in the 'Marcel' stamp set.


A picture of the inside of the card which again is very clean and simple with a printed sentiment. The CAS technique is definitely something I am going to work on and hopefully someday I will be able to whip up one of these cards in less time than a super embellished one!

The Paper Wings Productions supplies used:



Thanks for checking out my blog!  Bee Happy!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

We're Going Retro!


Welcome to the April Paper Wings Productions Design Team blog hop and giveaway!  This month we are traveling back in time to bring you some "Retro" inspiration and we're sharing some blog candy!


For a chance to win all you need to do is be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary, and visit each of the participating designers blogs and leave us some love. Then leave a comment at The Aviary letting us know you completed the hop.  To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and invite your friends to the hop.  Make sure you leave us a separate comment for each additional entry.  The winner will be announced at The Aviary on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Joining us this month in the time machine as this month's featured guest designer is the lovely and super talented Lori Johnson Apgar of Scrappin' My Stress Away!


Okay, fasten your seat belts because it is time to travel back to simpler times before cell phones, computers and gasp! the internet...lol!!  You should be coming to my blog from Norma's blog and the complete blog hop list is below.


For my Retro creation, I decided to travel back to the far out era of the 1970's when bright colors, glitter and mixing patterns and colors were in vogue. This boho-disco card features some groovy background textures using the 'Flourish Fun 1' and  'Backgrounds Cling' stamp sets.  I added in a colorful sunburst pattern and layered that with some hippie flowers from the 'Flower Power' stamp set- very fitting!  For additional texture, I added in my own mini disco balls with the metal gems.  I added a simple thank you sentiment but this card is versatile for any occasion.

The inside shows off more of the gorgeous flourishes and beautiful flowers and of course I had to add in more 'disco' balls and rhinestones for that 70's feel!  I added another color blocked background in bright, funky colors too!
Hope you enjoyed our 'Retro' themed blog hop!  Make sure you visit all of the designers and then head back to The Aviary and leave a comment.  Your next stop on the hop is 


Thanks for checking out my blog!  Bee Happy!!

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