Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

 Online Extravaganza

Our Online Extravaganza starts today!  There are flash sale items  available only today and different flash sale items next Monday.   

See all the deals here: SHOP ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

If you would like to order via my online store, please use this host code when prompted:

If your order is over $50, I will send you a package of Notecards and Envelopes as a thank you for ordering from me!   These will be mailed out from me in the early part of  December.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't use the host code - enjoy your own host rewards and I will still send you the notecards and envelopes as a thank you!!   

 Have fun shopping today!


Monday, November 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Happy Holidays

 Hello and welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for November!  Our theme this month is Happy Holidays, and I have a beautiful Christmas card to share!

Details about this card: 

Card base is Cherry Cobbler - cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 
4 1/4".  
I topped this with a quarter sheet of Very Vanilla card stock cut 4" x 5 1/4".  I embossed this layer with the Holly embossing folder - don't miss this - it is actually found in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, page 195.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  

Using my Big Shot and the Lots of Labels framelits, I cut a label shape from the This Christmas designer paper -love the music paper in this pack. 

I used my Big Shot with my precison plate, to cut out the pine boughs, pine cones and red sprig and layered them together with glue dots before attaching to the label shape. 

The pine cones are so pretty with the Copper Foil paper.  Love this! As an added embellishment, I added three pearls. I like to add these in a  triangle shape. 

My bow is made by unraveling the thick Very Vanilla Baker's twine - and using just a few strands of it, along with some linen thread. 
Merry Wishes is from the Oh What Fun stamp set in our Annual Catalog, p. 31, and is 25% off during the month of November. Get  it  HERE for just $15.75!!  Be sure to check out the other stamp sets on sale, too! 

Supplies used for my card are listed below, please click on any link below to shop!   

Don't miss out!  Our On-Line Extravaganza Sale begins Nov. 21.
Save up to 40% on select items! This big sale will run from Nov. 21 - Nov. 28.  Great time to stock up on some thing for yourself, or to give as gifts!  There will be 24 Hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion with specials deals only on those days!  I will be sharing more info as soon as I know more!  

Please continue on our hop - visit Carol Payne's blog next:

If you would like to hop backwards, please visit Sharon Burkert's blog:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoy the hop! 


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Joyful Wreath

 Trying to get back to regular blog posting!  I do miss blogging - my life just seems to be very full - which is a good thing!  

This week was a super busy one in my studio, The Bee Spot! I had my annual Christmas Card Stamp a Stack - and had to prep for 700 cards!  All went well, and the stamping and socializing was enjoyed by all!  Lucky for me, I enjoy cutting paper!  

Wanted to share a Christmas card today:

The crazy thing about this card is that it doesn't use any stamps or ink - not sure I have ever made a card that doesn't use stamps or ink!  What I did use was my trusty Big Shot and  lots of framelits -  and to add some shimmer to the wreath and the word Joy, I used a clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. 
Click Here for Step By Step Tutorial for this card! 
I have also attached a supply list at the end of the tutorial - you can click on the images to purchase these products in my store!  

Thanks for stopping by! 



Friday, October 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Fun Folds

Welcome to our monthly blog hop - this month we are sharing Fun Folds! My card uses a basic gate fold,  and features the Father Christmas stamp set. I loved this stamp set from the moment I first saw it - and this is actually the first time I inked it up!

I started with a gate fold card - the base is 8 1/2"  x  5 1/2"  scored at  2 1/8" from both ends.

I added crumb cake panels - cut 2" x 5 3/8 " - and embossed these with the gorgeous Holly embossing folder - don't miss this - it is in our Annual Catalog!  I sponged some crumb cake ink on the embossed panels to create a vintage look - this really makes the embossed design pop! I also sponged the edges of the Santa oval, and the Candy Cane baker's twine - to darken up the pure white a bit. 

I created a belly band to hold the card together -  1 1/4" x 10", scored at 3" and 7 3/8".

The belly band slides off to reveal the inside of the card:

Below are supplies used on my card, click on any image to purchase products used for this card in my online store!

Please let me know if you have any questions on my card! 

Thanks for stopping by - please hop on to our next stop, Carol Payne's blog,  by clicking on the image below!

Or hop back by clicking the image below to visit BJ Peters blog!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial


 Today's tutorial is a fun little treat for a friend or special trick or treater - or even for a school class party.  

  • Stamp Set: Halloween Treat #142249
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad #140931
  • Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Pop of Pink DSP #141648, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029, Halloween Night DSP #142022
  • Smoky Slate Marker #131261, Pumpkin Pie Marker #131259, Glassine Gift Bags #141700, Silver 1/8” Ribbon #132137, Paper Snips #103579
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL Adhesive #104332

  • Whisper White: 3 x 3
  • Basic Black: 4 ¼ x 4 ½ (for inside bag)
  • Pop of Pink DSP: 4 ¼ x ¾
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper: 4 ¼ x ¾
  • Halloween Night DSP: 10 x 2 (scored at 2” and 6 ¾”)

  1. Stamp “Happy Halloween” stamp in Basic Black on Whisper White Cardstock. Color with Markers and fussy cut out with Paper Snips.
  2. Trim edges into pennants on Pop of Pink DSP and Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
  3. Put Basic Black paper into Glassine Bag and fold the top of the bag over.
  4. Wrap Halloween Night DSP around bag and tie ribbon.
  5. Assemble. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the “Happy Halloween” 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Cards that Move!

 Welcome to our blog hop this month, as we share cards that move! 

I took several photos to show how the little ghosts move across my card: 

I had so much fun making this card -I used the Sliding Star framelits to create the movement.  See them here

Here's a quick video from Stampin' Up!with some tips for this card:  

I used a two dimes, rather than two washers, because that is what I had on hand. Also - the tip about rounding the points on the dimensionals is a good one - it really does make a difference in the spin. 

Below is a list of all the supplies used on this card- all available in my online store.  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be happy to serve as yours! 

Now please hop on to the next blog in our hop- Carol Payne

or hop back to Sharon's  blog :

Thanks for hopping with us today!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

 Cute little scarecrow card today!  Don't miss out on the new items in the Clearance Rack - updated today- some great things - see them in my online store here

 Love this cute little scarecrow!

  • Stamp Sets: Cookie Cutter Halloween (142252 w, 142255 c), Tin of Cards (138946), Timeless Texture (140514 w,140517c)
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Delightful Dijon(138327), Mint Macaron (138326),Crumb Cake (126975)
  • Paper: Very Vanilla cs (101650), Rich Razzleberry cs (115316) Petals & Paisley Specialty Designer Series Paper  (142017)
  • Other:  Pretty Paisleys Embossing Folder  (141833), Big Shot (143263), Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396), Aquapainters (103954), Linen Thread (104199),  5/8 “ Burlap Ribbon  (141487), Handheld Stapler  (139083), dimensionals (104430), mini glue dots (103683)

Very Vanilla cardstock : 5 ½ ” x8 ½ ”, 4” x 5 ¼”, small piece for scarecrow
Rich Razzleberry cardstock:  4 1/8” x 5 3/8”  
Petals & Paisley DSP: ½ “ x 3”    

1.    Using the Big Shot, and the Pretty Paisley embossing folder, emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock.
2.    Stamp “A happy hello” with Rich Razzleberry ink on the embossed piece.
3.    Use Mint Macaron ink and the Timeless Textures dots (stamped off) to add some splotches.
4.    Stamp the scarecrow onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, and use aquapainters and ink to add color.    
5.    Punch out scarecrow with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. 
6.     Use a small bit of linen thread and twirl to create a circle – allow the ends to be loose. 
7.    Layer burlap ribbon, petals and paisley dsp and linen thread circle onto left side of embossed image and attach using the handheld stapler. 
8.    Use dimensionals to attach scarecrow. 
9.    Use two pieces of linen thread to create bow for scarecrow’s neck.  Attach with a glue dot.
10. Attach the Very Vanilla cardstock onto the Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and attach to the cardbase.