Thursday, May 10, 2018

Happy Mama's Day!

Hi everyone! Llamas are totally trending right now and these featured in the Simple Stories 'Mama Llama' paper collection are super adorable. Any mama that gets a card with one of these cuties will be very happy indeed!

This multi-dimensional card shows off some of the darling patterned paper in the background. The oval frame was die cut from some coordinating textured coral card stock and popped off of the background with foam. Inside the frame, I tucked in a lovely little llama along with some solid color die cut flowers and leaves. I added in more blooms with a pretty sticker from the collection and added a few gem centers for shine!

The large sentiment banner is also a sticker from the collection and is mounted on top of the frame. For even more dimension, I layered in some tiny leafy die cuts that just peek around the banner.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Favorite Things Blueprints 10

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Punny Chair Card!

Hi everyone! Sometimes puns can be so amusing and the sentiment on this clean and simple card is definitely one of those times! The font is simple and the sentiment is sweet and it goes perfectly with the cute chair in this oldie but goodie stamp set!

The color scheme for the new Color Throwdown #491 is soft and soothing and I was also inspired by the gorgeous living room in the photo! I started with a simple watercolor background that I knew I would be layering upon. I used a mix of orange and pink paints to get the coral color and then softened it a bit by dating it with a paper towel.

The furniture on my card is all stamped in the challenge colors and are popped off the background just a little for dimension. I added a strip of coral card stock to the card base and a bit of kraft twine behind the sentiment. The sequin are a dark gold in a matte finish along with some tiny shiny ones in a pretty orange color.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
craft store twine
Cartwright's sequins

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mama Llama Party!

You will be getting your mom a card for Mother's Day and you can even get her a gift but how about you bake her a cake and make the whole day a fun and super cute celebration!

The 'Mama Llama' paper collection from Simple Stories is full of beautiful colors and the cutest mama llamas ever! I was so inspired by these adorable animals, I made my own sweet llama and dressed it up with all of the fun papers and stickers from the collection!

I found this paper llama and cactus at this website by illustrator and paper engineer Tina Krause. It took a little bit to cut all of the pieces out but then they were super easy to assemble. Once that was done I used the colorful patterned papers to make a saddle blanket complete with fringe. I layered that with a couple of the stickers from the collection.

The flower banner around the llamas neck is also a sticker and then I simply punched some circles form the other patterns and strung those together on some shiny gold thread! I cut three 1 inch by 2 inch pieces of patterned paper and cut 'fringe' into each for the tassel. These were rolled up and glued onto more of the gold thread and then looped onto the ear.

I die cut the fiesta flags from more of the colorful papers and strung those together for a charming banner, adding in smaller fishtail flags and a few stickers for extra cuteness! The sign, made from one of the stickers in the collection, is mounted on a folded piece of paper and highlighted with a sentiment! Simple but perfect! Be sure and give your mom a kiss on Mother's Day!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Capture Every Moment!

Hi everyone! I love to travel! There is nothing better than seeing another part of this fabulous world and the people in it!  The jolly 'Travel Notes' collection  from Simple Stories captures the beautiful essence of roaming the globe and is perfect for documenting all the fun a trip can have!

On our vacations, we take a TON of pictures and to document them all would fill a giant scrapbook. I think there is nothing better than to take a small segment or subject of your trip and capture those memories in an adorable mini! I took this colorful, fun collection and created a travel notebook documenting our days spent in Cinque Terre on a trip to Italy last year!

I cut one of the lovely patterned papers to 8x11 inches to use for my cover and embellished it with lots of the playful stickers and Bits & Pieces. I then laminated my cover for extra durability. Holes were punched at the top and bottom for the elastic holders on the inside and on the back page for the closure. There is room for photo pages and a journal that holds notes of our entire trip!

Inside, the book is filled with four folded pages, each one a different pattern of paper. All in all, I have sixteen pages to document my favorite memories. Plus, I made pockets for seven of the pages that are holding flip books or tags for even more photos and mementos! 

Each of these wonderful pages and pockets have all been delightfully decorated with the bright and playful stickers, chipboard, Bits & Pieces and washi tape of the collection! You will have so much fun with this collection it will be like taking your trip all over again! 

Below is a video so you can see this super cute album in its entirety!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz idealogy elastic loop

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Beaver Birthday!

Hi everyone! My niece recently celebrated her 14th birthday and I wanted to make her a card that  was still cute-sy but didn't make her feel like a kid. This 'Dam Good' stamp set by Darcies Heart and Home fits the bill perfectly!

The cute little beaver was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black and colored with Copic markers to match the coordinating tin pin embellishment that fits right on the face. I also added in two fish-y balloons and after coloring them, gave them a nice glittery sheen with a Wink of Stella pen.

I chose patterned papers in a great combo of coral and aqua to match the balloons and layered them for an interesting background! The sentiment was stamped in a pretty coral too and die cut into a small plaque shape. a few colored enamel dots were the finishing touch!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Mind's eye enamel dots
Darcie's Heart and Home 'Dam Good' tin pin embellishment

Monday, April 9, 2018

Flower Garden!

Hi everyone! Spring has sprung and in my neck of the woods we are just starting to see the beginning shoots of tulips and daffodils emerge. These burgeoning blooms inspired this lovely garden card made with the Simon Says Stamp March card kit.

I started by deciding on which of the patterned 6x6 papers I wanted to use. The patterns work so well together that I could really mix and match them in different shapes, edges and sizes. I also tucked in some tiny leaf sprigs in two different shades of green.

The Carta Bella Spring Market sticker sheet included in this kit is full of sweet and colorful flowers that look beautiful with the patterned papers. I layered these with one of the charming sentiment stickers and gave the card a bit of dimension by popping some of the areas up with foam tape. A few assorted rain dots are the final touch!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
My Favorite Things Blueprints 10 and 23 (retired)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Scatter Kindness!

Hi everyone! I am just loving the color combo for the new Color Throwdown Challenge #487. Red and mint have always been one of my favorites and with the addition of pink it is even prettier!

I started by stamping the leafy flourishes onto the background in the soft mint color and was originally going to layer a few succulents over the top. But I needed more color and opted to stamp some pretty blooms instead! I chose to do a trio to mimic the mirrors in the inspiration picture and kept them all in the challenge colors.

Once the flowers were die cut, I layered them over the leaves and added a couple of shiny and colorful gems. To really make the sentiment stand out, I stamped it in red and added a few more shiny gems around it!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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