Honey Bee Stamps - Smile!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a fun camera card using Honey Bee Stamps and rainbow colors....YAY!! This was really a fun card to make!



I started by stenciling the rectangular shape on the white panel. Then, all around the edge of the shape, I used every camera from the Camera Love set to create kind of a frame in rainbow colors. The "Smile" sentiment was created using the Hand Lettered Alpha stamp set, and the words below it are from Camera Love. The black and white diagonal striped paper gives it some added punch! I also added a few black enamel dots.

I sure hope I've inspired you today! Hope you all have a fabulous long Memorial Day weekend!

Nicki
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Honey Bee Stamps - Anniversary

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm here to share a Honey Bee Stamps Anniversary card with you today.


I started by die cutting the main stamped panel (stitched rectangle border die). I stamped "Anniversary" first, then "HAPPY" above it. Using the swirly stamp from the Happy Everything stamp set, I randomly stamped it on the panel using the eggplant and tan ink colors. I did the same thing with the large open hearts (from Camera Love) and the smaller solid hearts (from Country Wreath). Before adhering the panel to the plum cardstock panel, I wrapped a thin gold cord around it and tied a knot. After attaching the whole panel to the card base, a few gold enamel dots were added.

I'm sooooo glad you stopped in today! If you haven't already, make sure to check out the mood board challenge we have going on right now (there are PRIZES drawn from the entries)! Not much time left, so hurry! Here's the original blog post with all the details, and some awesome inspiration from the design team!!!



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Uniko May Revisit and Blog Hop!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Good morning! I'm so glad you stopped by because it's the Uniko May 2016 Design Team Blog Hop (and giveaway)!!

So, this month we are taking a look back at previously released products, dusting them off and giving them some love! Here are images of all the stamp sets.





I started by ink blending 4 different distress inks on the white card base. Then, I stamped the large sentiment. Using one of the leaf images from the Nature's Treasures II set, I stamped it multiple times in Archival Black ink surrounding the sentiment. A few black and sparkly blue enamel dots add a bit of a finishing touch.



GIVEAWAY ALERT!! Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning ALL of the featured sets! You have until midnight (GMT) Wednesday 18th May 2016 to comment.

Nicki ----> That's Me!

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Nature's Treasure II, All Occasion Sentiments #6
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Archival Black (Ranger), Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Black Soot
Other: Enamel Dots

Honey Bee Stamps Mood Board Challenge!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Hello crafty friends! Have you heard about the Honey Bee Stamps Mood Board Challenge going on this week?! It's really an awesome board for inspiration! Here it is:


My neighbor recently had a baby so I decided to create baby card using these awesome colors! First I used a Hero Arts Soft Pool ink pad and a foam blender to create the soft blueish color in the background. Then, using the MISTI tool, I stamped the large "blessing" sentiment from Bless Your Heart. The elephant (from Top Dog Dies) is die cut using some Lawn Fawn patterned paper and attached directly to the white panel. The hearts are from the new stamp set Country Wreath. The white panel is also die cut with an edger die at the bottom edge. Another striped patterned paper piece near the bottom from Lawn Fawn is a perfect addition to this card...along with some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!


Now, let’s see what you can create! Please let the mood board inspire you to create a project. Post your creations to the Honey Bee Stamps Facebook page or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags so we can find you!!
#HoneyBeeStamps and #HBSChallenge
If you don’t have social media accounts, please email them here.
Winners will be announced Friday May 13, 2016.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you Moms out there!

Honey Bee Stamps - Congrats

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hey there! So I was looking through my blogger posts and realized that this post that I posted on the Honey Bee Stamps blog awhile ago was never published on my own blog! So....here you go, LOL!


So, do you ever get really frustrated and just sit at your craft desk and go ’round and ’round and you just can’t get the right placement or color scheme for your project?! Well, that’s exactly what happened to me here. I had an idea for the basic layout, and had a few flowers stamped and fussy cut, but it was just NOT working. I figured out that I wasn’t using a color combo that is typical for me, and it was really throwing me off! Once I decided on the blue, pink, and purple flowers you see below, the layout came together so nicely! I am LOVING this card!

The polka dots are a patterned paper, and the black and white card stock panels are both die cut using a borderline die. The “congrats” sentiment was created using the Brush Grunge Alpha set…such a versatile set!! Before adhering the fussy cut flowers, I stamped three large leaves on the white panel. Using the tiny solid heart from the Cherish stamp set, I stamped a few around the cluster of flowers and leaves. I love that added detail! A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins add a bit of shine!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicki
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Honey Bee Stamps - Mother's Day

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Greetings crafty friends! I don't know about you, but it sure seems like Mother's Day is sneaking up on us! I can't believe it's right around the corner. I knew I had to get going on some Mother's Day cards, so that's what I'm sharing with you today!


I've created this CAS one layer card using Honey Bee Stamps Happy Everything, Country Wreath, and Hand Lettered Alpha - all of these are new sets and available to purchase in the shop! I started by stamping the sentiment using the fabulous MISTI tool. Then, I lightly drew a curved line with a pencil as a guide for the flowers and leaves. After stamping all the flowers, leaves, and accents in grey ink to match the sentiment, I used distress markers to color them in. Some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finishes it off!

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you have a fabulous rest of your week!

Nicki
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New Honey Bee Stamp Sets Now Available!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Saturday everyone! Just popping in today to share one card that I forgot to post last week, and to also share the news that the 4 Brand New Honey Bee Stamp Sets are NOW AVAILABLE to purchase in the Honey Bee Shop!!! I hope you were able to participate in the blog hop throughout the week to see some amazing projects using the new sets! It definitely was a fun week ;) Below you can see the 4 new sets!


This card uses the new Camera Love stamp set. The theme of this one is photography, something I know all of you scrapbookers out there LOVE! This set is super cute, with several different sketched camera images and lots of photography related words. (Honey Bee Stamps collaborated on this stamp set with Melissa Goble designs.  Melissa was chosen to draw the cameras and images for this stamp set. Aren’t they cute!)


My card is pretty clean and simple. I started by ink blending the bottom of the card base with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink and a foam blender. On separate pieces of card stock, I ink blended the orange/yellow background (Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade), and the pink background (Picked Raspberry). Then I stamped the camera images in Archival Black ink on top of the blended backgrounds and fussy cut them. Before adhering the cameras to the card base, I used the long rectangular dashed line and created a little pattern over the pistachio background, and also stamped the live laugh love sentiment. A variety of hearts were stamped on the card base for that extra special detail!

Nicki
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Honey Bee Stamps - Bless You

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello there crafty friends! I hope you’ve been enjoying this fun week celebrating the Honey Bee 1st Birthday! Make sure to hop along and leave comments on the DT blogs for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Today I’m sharing a card that uses stamps from two new sets that are being revealed this week, Bless Your Heart and Country Wreath. The flowers were first heat embossed with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I water colored them with Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Abandoned Coral. I fussy cut each one and layered them on the card base. The textured stripes on the bottom of the card were dry embossed with an embossing folder, then a piece of twine wrapped around it then adhered to the card base.


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great rest of your week! Happy crafting :)

Nicki
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