Birthday Wishes!! Honey Bee

Happy weekend to you all!! Thanks for stopping by on this Saturday morning!!! I have a new project for you created for Honey Bee StampsI began by stamping several of the images from the Busy Bees set with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, before coloring them with Copic markers and colored pencils. The Coordinating Honey Cut Dies were used to cut out the flowers, leaves, stems and bee. I die-cut a panel with the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts and used Salty Ocean Distress Ink to watercolor a portion of the background. I used two of the dies from the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts to create a frame from white cardstock and fun foam. The frames were adhered to the watercolored panel and then onto a piece of blue cardstock, before adhering to the card front. I arranged all the images onto the frame and popped them up with some dimensional adhesive. The sentiment was stamped from the Special Delivery Set with Versamark ink onto a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. it was popped onto some black fun foam and adhered toward the bottom of the frame. A scattering of sequins from the Spring Sequin Mix finished off the card.

I just love this Busy Bees stamp set and have so many more ideas swimming in my head!! It is such a happy set!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Enjoy your weekend!!!

Thanks!! Honey Bee

Happy weekend everyone!! Today is Saturday & that means I have a new project for you created from Honey Bee Stamps!! 

I began by stamping all the cutie-patootie flowers and bees from Busy Bee onto Bristol paper with Versamark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder, before coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The Busy Bees Coordinating Honey Cut Dies were used to cut out the images. I also used the same dies to cut the images out of white fun foam, adhering the foam to the back of the corresponding images. After the flowers were arranged onto a piece of white cardstock, a frame cut using the A2 Double Stitched Frame Honey Cut was adhered on top. The Large Thanks Honey Cut was used to cut the sentiment from pink & white cardstock & some pink fun foam, before adhering to the panel. A small bee was also popped onto some yellow fun foam. The Thanks die was coated with a couple of layers of Wink of Stella Clear ink for a little sparkle. A few sequins from the Celebration Sequin Mix finished off the card nicely!! So much dimensional goodness!!!

I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by today!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

Under the Sea Blog Hop-Honey Bee

Good Morning Crafty Friends!

Have you noticed the mermaid trend?? Oh my!!! It is everywhere!! If you are a fan of mermaids, the newest release from Honey Bee Stamps is a must-have!!!! We have a huge blog hop today to celebrate this fantastic release…Under the Sea!! Come swim along for some fantastic inspiration!!!You should have arrived here from Bibi Cameron’s blog. The next stop on the hop is Carrie Bryant. If you get lost along the way, there is a complete list below or you can return to The Honey Bee Blog. Make sure you comment along the way for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!! 

I have a shaker card to share with you today using the Zen Ocean and the Ocean Bliss stamps sets.

Here is the card I created combining both sets…

I began by blending Distress Oxide Inks onto two panels of Bristol cardstock. I used Faded Jeans, Broken China & a little bit of Wilted Violet. The Zen Ocean stamp was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder onto one of the panels. Next, more Oxide Inks were blended over the top. I used the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts to cut a frame for my shaker out of the second panel. The Ocean Bliss mermaid and a few images from the Zen Ocean set were stamped onto Neenah cardstock with Momento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic markers. I used colored pencils, a Wink of Stella Clear Pen and a white gel pen to add more detail to some of the images. I fussy cut the colored images (coordinating dies are available here & here, but I didn’t have them yet). Some of the Desert Oasis Sand was added along the bottom of the frame, as well as some of the Natural Abalone Shells. Spring & Coral Shell Sequin Mixes were used to create the shaker, then all images arranged on top of the frame, some with foam adhesive. I added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops onto the acetate to create “bubbles” for the finishing touch…they are difficult to see in the photos, but add an extra little touch in real life!!

Swim along with our New Release – Under The Sea with Honey Bee!
Everything is available for purchase today in our shop HERE.
So let’s Shellabrate with some splashingly sweet prizes!! We will have TWO winners that will each receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, July 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST.
So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration!
The wonderful line-up of our new Design Team is as follows:
Alanna Moses
Alexandra Stapleton
Amy Rysavy
Angel Rivera
Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke <<<you are here>>>
Carrie Bryant
EK Gorman
Emily Midgett
Galina Fillippenko
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jo Herbert
Kaja Vezensek
Kelley Kohout
Lisa Cisneros
Melissa Bickford
Melissa Chipperfield
Nichol Spohr
Patricia Lara
Taniesa Vlasak
Tracy Freeman
Vera Wirianta Yates
Yulianna Neginskaya

Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!

Hugs – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! Thanks for stopping by on this lovely Saturday!! Today I have a “Hugs” card for you that I have created with wonderful products from Honey Bee Stamps!!
I started by stamping the beautiful flowers from Country Blooms with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto Bristol cardstock. I used a post-it note to mask some of the flowers for a layered look. The flowers were then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The panel was die-cut using the A2 Double Stitched Frame Honey Cut Die and mounted onto yellow & pink cardstock matching the colors in the flowers, before adhering to a top-folding note card. The Hugs Honey Cut Die was used to cut the sentiment from the same color cardstock. I used a Wink of Stella Clear Pen to add some sparkle to the die-cut. A few watercolor splatters and a sprinkling of sequins from the Celebration, Popsicle & Spring Sequin Mixes was the finishing touch!!Thanks again for stopping by!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

The Ton July Challenge

Holy cow!! How is it July 1st already? Half of the year is gone…yikes!!

The first day of the month always brings a new challenge over at The Ton’s Challenge Blog & do we have some inspiration for you today!!!

Oh my goodness!! I didn’t know where to start!! Here’s what I ended up with…

My eye automatically goes to the flowers, of course!! I started by stamping the vase from Anemone Bouquet and the Summer Blooms stamp onto Bristol cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Princess Gold Embossing Powder. The gold glittered donuts inspired the gold embossing. The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in colors from the inspiration photo and then die-cut with the Anemone Bouquet Coordinating Dies and Summer Blooms Coordinating Dies. I also used the same dies to cut some white fun foam to adhere behind the images for dimension. I loved the ocean image and used that as inspiration to create my background. Distress Oxide inks were blended to create a blended background, but it was a little too bold for me. So I cut the blended panel and a piece of vellum with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small) to place over it and soften it a bit. The images with the fun foam were adhered over the vellum. I also heat embossed the sentiment from Penned Sentiments onto a strip of vellum with Princess Gold Embossing Powder and cut it into a banner. I was inspired by the first image to place Glass Slippers Confetti Mix onto the front in the shape of a heart.

 

So many ideas swimming around in my head!! It is a beautiful mood board, isn’t it??? Let’s see what you create!! You have all month to play along and enter to win a $50 gift code to shop at The Ton!!!

Hooray!! Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! Welcome to my first post as a Social Media Designer for Honey Bee Stamps!! Hooray!! That’s how I felt when I got the news that I had been selected for the team!!

This card was inspired by the Spring Sequin Mix…I fell in love with this mix as soon as I opened my order and knew I wanted to create a shaker card with it!!!

I started out by stamping all the images from Busy Bees with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. All of the images were cut with the Busy Bees Coordinating Honey Cut DiesI added some extra sparkle with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen. I blended Distress Oxide Inks for the background in the colors of the sequin mix…WIlted Violet, Broken China & Cracked Pistachio. The Hooray Honey Cut Die was used to die cut the sentiment from the ink blended background. I cut the outer outline from white cardstock, layered up both pieces and adhered it the to the background. I decided on placement of two of the bee die cut images from the Busy Bees set and die cut the dashes into the background (I love the movement this creates), then adhered the bees. I used two dies from the A2 Double Stitched Frame Honey Cuts to cut a frame for the shaker…placing the Spring Sequin Mix inside. Here are a couple of other angles…
I had so much fun creating this card and hope you enjoyed it as well!! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Have a great weekend!!!

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hop for The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release!!! This is so exciting!! Have you enjoyed all the new stamps & dies from this release? Today we have so many wonderful creations from the design team and guest designers & ton’s (see what I did there?!) of prizes to win!!!

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Lydia Fiedler. Complete hop list at the end of this post. Let’s get this party started!!For this card, I stamped the Peony Terrace Cling Background with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake ink and used Copic markers to color the flowers and leaves. I traced the bottom with a lid from a bowl and cut that and a pink mat for the panel. How fun is this Sunnies set? I stamped it with Caviar ink and also colored with Copics. I used the Sunnies Coordinating Dies to die cut the image, then cut the inside of the glasses with an exacto knife. I adhered acetate and fun foam under the glasses…creating a shaker with Blue Lagoon Couture Mix. The sentiment is also from the Sunnies set…it was stamped with Hollywood Star and Caviar ink. I used Wink of Stella Clear Pen over the pink flowers for a little more sparkle. Glass Slipper Round Confetti Mix was used to accent the sentiment. I had a ball making this card…so much fun!!!

I had to color the Anemone Garden Cling Background stamp again,,,I told you I wanted to color it in ALL THE COLORS!!

I started by using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I colored this beautiful image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in vibrant blues and greens. I embossed the sentiment from Fresh Cut Anemones Outline onto a strip of vellum with gold embossing powder also. I then adhered the vellum strip to the panel, using liquid adhesive behind parts of the sentiment. The watercolored panel was die-cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Large). A piece of Gold Glitter Tape was placed along the bottom of the vellum to help in adhesion. Pale Gold Nuvo Drops were used in the center of the flowers, with gold glitter added for more bling.

I have one more card to share. You know I LOVE the florals and Effie does such a great job with them!! I seriously could not stop creating with this release!!!

For this card, I started by heat embossing the images from Large Peony 4 & Large Peony 5 with Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I colored the flowers and leaves with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut with Large Peony 4 & Large Peony 5 Coordinating Dies.  These peonies are such fun to color!! I heat embossed the Peony Crush Cling Background with clear embossing powder onto a piece of peach cardstock. I cut a circle in the upper right corner and created a shaker with Summer Soiree, Spring Fawn, Guava Sparkle & Coral Necklace Couture Mixes. I adhered the leaves flat onto the background panel and popped the peony up with some foam adhesive. The banner is from Basic Banners and sentiment from Penned Sentiments, both also heat embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder. The Basic Banners Coordinating Die was used to die-cut the banner and it was placed over the peony. I have a friend getting married in a couple of weeks and I think she will be getting this card!!

Whew!! What a week!! Hope you enjoyed all the projects this week…thanks for hanging out with me!! I hope I have brought a little inspiration to your world!! Do you have a favorite from the release?? I would love to know!!

Here is the Blog Hop list…be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!!

And some more info about the release…

For The Ton’s Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs and 1 new couture mix! There are four new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix

Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)

Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***
——————————

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (June 9):
Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton’s blog thereafter.

The Ton’s June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release – Day 4

Happy Thursday & welcome back to day 4 of The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release!! Today is the day!! All of the fantastic sets we have been showing you this week are available for purchase…YAY!!!! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a blog hop featuring some amazing guest designers.

Here is a look at the stamp sets we are featuring today…coordinating dies are also available for all of these except the background stamp!!!

The Peony Terrace Background Cling Stamp is soooooo beautiful!!!

I began by white heat embossing the background stamp onto watercolor paper and watercoloring with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. The sentiment is from the Large Peony 4 set and was also heat embossed onto vellum die cut with the smallest of the  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large). some Glass Slippers Round Confetti was placed around the sentiment, allowing me to place adhesive behind each one to attach the vellum to the pink cardstock. I finished with a rainbow of Couture Mixes, including Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy Puff, Belle’s Dress, Kiwi Smoothie, Blue Lagoon, Summer SkiesAmethyst Quartz & Violet Sprinkle.

If you love the look of watercolor, but struggle with it…then Watercolor Wreath & Watercolor Bouquet (incentive set) are perfect for you!! So easy to create a watercolor look!!!

I used my Misti stamping tool and colored right onto the Watercolor Wreath with Tombow markers. I misted the image with water from my Mini Mister and stamped it onto Bristol paper. I used the same technique with the Watercolor Bouquet image and stamped around the perimeter. The pink and purple markers were scribbled onto an acrylic bIock and diluted with water before splattering across the panel with a paint brush. I used a Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen on the flowers in the wreath and splattered some of it onto the panel as well. The sentiment is also from Watercolor Wreath and was stamped by coloring the purple markers onto the stamp also.  The panel was mounted onto purple cardstock die-cut with the Double Stitched rectangle Die (Large). Violet Sprinkle & Summer Sioree Couture mixes finished off the card.

Here are some more details regarding the release and giveaways…

For The Ton’s Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs and 1 new couture mix! There are four new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix

Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)

Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***
——————————

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (June 9):
Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the blog hop!!! Check out the spectacular creations of the rest of design team…

The Ton – Effie Cho

Laura Jane

Tae-Yun

Jenny

Janette

Mayline

Vera

Lisa

Emily

Eunji

Anna

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton’s blog thereafter.

The Ton’s June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.