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!

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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!

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!

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