Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop

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 Welcome to this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop -  this month we are using foil! We have some gorgeous foil products right now - perfect for some extra special holiday projects! 

My project goes together really quickly - my favorite type of project!  Just start with the Striped Treat Bags and add in a few other products, and you can easily create a sparkly gift bag - perfect for a little treat or even as a special way to give a gift card! 

I've created a free tutorial and supply list - To view it, as well as print it out for your reference, please Click Here 

Thanks much for hopping with us today!  As always, I hope you find time to "bee" creative today! 

Time to hop on to the next blog !  Next on the hop is Carol Payne! 

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 Or hop back to Sharon Burkert's blog!
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper

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 Welcome to October's Blog Hop - we are featuring projects created with the beautiful Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper. 

A few weeks ago I shared a post about using this paper (or any of our designer paper packs) to create 144 cards!  

You can see that post 144 Cards HERE

I created three different cards today - all quite simple. I used Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes for all of the cards.  The leaves were made by attaching different strips of the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and then cutting the leaf shape with my Big Shot and Leaflet framelits.

Card One is the most simple: Just one leaf, a small word stamp, and a few Metallic Sequins. 

Card Two:  I added a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock that was embossed with the Ruffles Embossing folder. I added the leaf, stamped word and a few sequins over this embossed piece. 

 Card Three:  This time I just added a little stamping to the background of my card base.  The "swirl" stamp is from the Timeless Texture stamp set -  I like to use this stamp with leaves - make me think of fall and swirling leaves!  

The leaves were made by attaching different strips of the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and then cutting the leaf shape with my Big Shot and Leaflets framelits.  I love that each one is different! This is a great way to use up some scraps of designer paper that you may have!

Here's a photo of all three:

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! 

 Please continue on our hop - Carol Payne is up next!

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Or hop back to visit Sharon's Blog: 
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Hope you have time to BEE creative today! 


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Highlights Winner Blog Hop - Sympathy

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 I am honored and excited to be hopping with some very talented demonstrators from around the world!  Last month, we were voted as the top 10 choices for an International Blog Hop with a Sympathy theme, hosted by Kylie Bertucci.  

I was more honored and surprised to have my card voted as the #1 card.  Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me!  If you want to see my original card, please click HERE.

Here's my card for today's hop: 

 I seem to have a thing for leaves lately! These leaves are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and have coordinating framelits that I used on my card. 

To create this card, I started with a base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  (all measurements at the end of the post)

I stamped "with Sympathy"  with Early Espresso Ink, and the swirls with Crumb Cake ink onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I added some splotches using Old Olive ink.  This piece was layered onto a Copper Foil panel, cut just slightly larger than the white panel. 

I stamped two leaves onto Whisper White cardstock with Old Olive ink, and used the Leaflets framelits and Big Shot to cut them out.


I attached the leaves to my card front with dimensionals.  To finish my card, I added some Metallics Sequins. 

Here's a supply list for all the products used in my card.  If you'd like to place an order for any of these products, just click on any image and you can shop my online store! 

Card Measurements:  White: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 51/2"; 
4" x 5 1/4"; small piece for leaves;
Copper Foil:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have time to BEE Creative today! 
 Be sure to check out the other blogs on this hop! I'm sure the cards will be beautiful!  


Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Owloween Pizza Box

 Wanted to share a cute "Owloween" Mini Pizza treat box today.

I'll be sending one of these off to each of my girls in the next couple weeks.  The Pizza Boxes will hold all kinds of things - for my girls, I'll put a Starbuck's gift card and a chocolate treat or two! 

I made a belly band with the polka dot pattern from the Spooky Night Designer Series paper, and wrapped it around the pizza box - it just slides off in one piece - no need to tear it apart! 

I also used the Spooky Night Designer paper with the tree and moon already on it - and stamped the owl onto the tree branch. 

I fussy cut a hat and placed on the owl.  I used one of the layering squares with the scallop edge and layered it with the owl panel. 

I used Black Rhinestones for the eyes, and added a big double bow made with peach seam binding.  I also added some black sequin trim for a little extra bling.  The seam binding makes great bows! 

I've listed my supplies below with clickable links to my online store.  If you'd like to make these treats for Halloween, I'd appreciate your order via my online store!  

Hope you have time to BEE creative today! 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy Owl-oween!

Before I share my card today, I want to thank all of you who voted for me on Kylie's International Blog Hop - I got some exciting news from her this week - my card actually placed first! Wow!!!  

I am so excited and humbled!  Thanks so much for your support and votes!  To see my card, please click HERE

Now for today's card-  I used the Spooky Cat stamp set to create a cute Halloween card -or in this case, Owl-oween! 

My card design was inspired by this week's sketch from  Freshly Made Sketches #307


 To create my card, I started with a base of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, added a panel of Early Espresso, and then a Very Vanilla layer that I embossed with the Woodland Embossing folder.  I used an aquapainter to add some flecks of Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso.  

I used two Layering Circle framelits to create a ring, and attached it to a circle of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I embossed this entire piece with the Softly Falling Embossing folder - wanted to get the look of craters on the moon!  

I layered the circle over a piece of Burlap ribbon and attached to my card front.  My branch was cut from the Seasonal Layers thinlets - I love these thinlets - gorgeous leaves, the super cute Adirondack chair, flowers, snowflakes, etc.  It's such a versatile set.  A must have!   

I stamped my owl in crumb cake ink and stamped her eyes with Early Espresso ink.  I used Pumpkin Pie ink for her beak and feet.  I cut her out and sat her on the branch. 

I finished the card with a linen bow and some Black Rhinestones.  

Supplies for this project are listed below with clickable links to my online store.  If you don't have a demonstrator, I'd love the chance to serve you! 

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you have time to "BEE" creative today! 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wedding Gift Card

 One of my dear friend's daughter was married a few weeks ago and we were invited. I had purchased a gift card for the bride and groom.  Since I was going to the wedding in person and not having to mail the gift card, I decided to make some cute packaging.  

Here's what I did:

 I used one of the Striped Treat bags to hold the card and just "gussied" it up!  I created a tag that I attached to the bag where it was folded down.  By flipping the tag up, the card could be pulled out without having to tear the bag apart. 

The colors of the wedding were navy and gold, and so I chose that color palate, and reached for the Beautiful Bouquet bundle again.  I love this bundle because of the great images, but also the great word stamps in fonts that are a mix of cursive and printing. 

I enclosed the gift card in a card inside the bag -  this card was a simpler version of the tag on the bag.  I cut a small strip from a bag and added it along the side of the card front.  Not the best picture of the card, but was the best I got as I was heading out running out the door to the wedding!  Love how the word images in the set provide something for inside and outside of a card.

I added a gold binder clip to hold the bag shut - but didn't get a photo of that. 

Here are the supplies I used to create this project, with clickable links to my online store.  I'd be grateful for your order!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet Fall Card

 Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing a card featuring the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  These products are bundled together for a 10% savings. 

Here's my card:  

Would you like to receive this card?  Leave a comment and I'll pick one person to send this to! 

 I chose fall colors for this card.  Here's how it went together: 
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I stamped three flowers in Cajun Craze and So Saffron ink and cut them out with the coordinating framelits and my Big Shot.   I stamped the stems and several small flowers onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut this shape with a large oval from the Layering Oval framelits. 

My background paper is from the Wood Textures designer paper stack.  I cut a small square in the lower right hand corner, using a square from the Layering Square framelits.  I stamped "thanks a bunch" inside the square.

I wrapped some burlap ribbon and lace trim across the Wood Textures dsp,  attached it to the back, and positioned this piece onto my Whisper White card base with dimensionals.  

To finish the card, I pulled a small strand from the Jute Twine,tied a bow and attached it to my card with a glue dot. 

Supplies used for this card are listed below with clickable links to my online store! 

Whisper White base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4", plus scraps of Whisper White for stamping and oval shape
Designer Paper:  4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Here's the inside of my card:  

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have time to "bee" creative today! 

I am so excited that I get to visit two of my girls this weekend! We are headed to Chicago.  My daughter Anna moved there in June for a new job, and my youngest daughter, Faith is at Loyola University of Chicago - and this will be the first time we have seen her since we moved her into her dorm in August!  Can't wait to see them both!