Thursday, September 27, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps - Witching You A Happy Halloween


Hi Friends!  If you like big bold impactful sentiments and Halloween cards, then I've got a post over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog that you might like ;)  
Please join me over there for more details.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps - Heffy Doodle Collaboration Hop




Hello and Welcome to the Honey Bee - Heffy Doodle Collaboration Hop!

I have always been a big fan of combing products from different companies to create a scene for a card.  I've used some Honey Bee Stamps Honey Cuts and stamps from Heffy Doodle to make teacher appreciation cards.  

***Here's a list of supplies I've used from both companies:***

Honey Bee Stamps:

Heffy Doodle:


For both cards (which are A2 size) I've colored the images from the Teacher's Pet stamp set with Copic markers.  I used a white gel pen to add highlight details and polka dots to the bear's dress.  On the circle die cuts, I stamped sentiments from the Teach Me Words stamp set.  I used a Misti to carefully curve the word stamps to follow the inside of the circle.  I think the circle of words perfectly frames the bear and bookstack. 


I used the largest banner from the Stacking Banners Honey Cuts to ground the scene.  Lastly I added the teacher die cut which is three layers of black card stock adhered together.   I always like to have some teacher thank you card on hand and these products from both companies made it easy to do so.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time, happy stamping!
Leanne :)










Thursday, September 20, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps - Sending Warm Fall Hugs


Hello there!  I'm over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today.  
Please join me for all the details about this cute and cozy fox card. 
Have a wonderful day!
Leanne :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stamptember Honey Bee Stamps Exclusive

Hi crafty friends!  Today I'm so excited to introduce the Simon Says Stamp and Honey Bee Stamps Stamptember Exclusive stamp set - Tie One On.  This is a 6"x8" set.  It's packed with fun phrases and balloon images to create celebratory cards for any occasion.


I decided to make an A7 sized card because I wanted to have plenty of room to add several balloons and streamers.  I started by creating a bold striped background using Prima's Metallic Accents watercolors and a wide brush on a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock. I then stamped out the balloons and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I colored the balloons with Copic markers and added a layer of sparkle with a Nuvo Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen.  


I cut a piece of vellum slightly smaller than the background panel.  I stamped and gold heat embossed some streamer images and a sentiment from the Tie One On set.  I then adhered the balloons with foam tape to add some dimension.  There are some tiny bow images in the stamp set which I added to the balloons.  Lastly I added some sequins and small clear gems around the scene.  I was able to hide adhesive behind the balloons and secure the vellum panel onto the background.  

This is such a fun and festive stamp set!  Be sure to check out this Honey Bee Stamps Blog post for lots more inspiration using this set and info on a giveaway!







Monday, September 17, 2018

Hello Bluebird - 3 cards with Merry Greeters


Hi Friends!  I have a very full week of crafty goodness coming your way!
To start it all off,  I'm over on the Hello Bluebird Blog sharing three cards featuring the cute characters from the Merry Greeters stamp set.  Please join me for more details and photos.  
Thanks and have a wonderful day!
XO - Leanne

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps - A Season of Blessings


Hello there friends! 
Today I'm sharing a fall card over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog.
I've used an ink smooshing technique to make my own custom colored card stock.  Please stop by over there for all the details.
Have a great day! :)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Spellbinders - Gingerbread Felt Ornament


Hello Friends!  Even though it's only September, the holiday season will soon be upon us.... and it's never too early to start your Christmas crafting.  I have always loved making felt ornaments.  When I can find craft dies to cut out the felt pieces to create them, it makes the process so much faster and easier.  I was recently sent the Gingerbread Boy Garland Tag Etched Dies A Sweet Christmas by Sharyn Sowell from Spellbinders.  It is a set of 10 dies that can build a gingerbread boy in different configurations.

For this project I used 100% wool felt for all the pieces of the Gingerbread boy.   With the help of the Spellbinders dies, I was able to quickly cut out all the pieces - 2 bodies (a front & back), face, heart buttons, and icing embellishments.  I used fabric glue to add the embellishing details onto the front body piece before stitching.   I then began stitching using a simple blanket stitch around the entire edge of the body, stuffing in poly fiberfill as I went.  I used red and white baker's twine to tie a bow around the neck and a loop for a hanger in the back.  The finished ornament measures 5 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide. 



Since I plan on giving this gingerbread ornament as a gift, I wanted to make a small gift bag for it.  I started with a small glassine bakery bag.  I used the Fancy Edged Ovals Etched Dies to create a label for the bag.  I used a holiday sentiment stamp from my stash and white heat embossed it to the center of the label.  I then cut out some hearts from red glitter paper using the heart dies included in the Gingerbread Boy die set.  I adhered the hearts and some sequins to bag.  I stuffed some paper shred into the bag and made a little to/from gift tag to complete the ensemble.  

Making this ornament could not have been easier with the help of the Spellbinders dies.  The dies cut cleanly and easily through the wool felt and make the perfect sized ornament. I plan on making several more this holiday season.  

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!
Leanne :)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps - Mason Jar Jack-o-Lantern


Hello friends!  I'm over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog sharing this fun idea for the Mason Jar card. It's very easy to do with the help of the newest Honey Cuts. Please join me over there for all the details! Have a wonderful day!
Leanne :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hello Bluebird - Quiet Christmas


Every year around this time in early September I get anxious to start pulling out my Christmas stamps.  I've recently added a few new ones to my collection including this adorable set from Hello Bluebird called Quiet Christmas. Everything needed to create a fun Christmas scene is included in this stamp set along with some heart warming sentiments.  


I knew I wanted to use all the critters in the set and create a snowy scene where they are all around the Christmas tree.  This required a long landscape style card which measure 4 inches tall by 8.5 inches long.  I've colored all the images with Copic markers and added white highlights and details with a white gel pen.  I used the Quiet Christmas companion dies to cut everything out.  I added color to the background by ink blending on some Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink.  I very liberally splattered on some watered down white paint so it looks like it's snowing.  I added 2 layers of snowy hills to the scene before I started adhering the images.  


Once all the main images were in place I could stamp the sentiment and add some snowflakes I stamped and embossed with Ranger Silver Tinsel embossing powder several of the tiny snowflakes in the set.  I added them randomly to the sky. Lastly I added some Glossy Accents to the decorations on the tree and sprinkled on a little glitter while it was still wet.  
***listed below are the Copic colors I used for the critters and Christmas elements***

N0, N2, N4 for the polar bear
E13, E15, E17 for the fox
E31, E33, E35 for the squirrel
 E42, E43, E44 for the deer
R20 for cheeks
YG61, YG67 for the tree
BG11, BG32 for the aqua colored scarves and presents
BG72, BG18 for the dark aqua present
R14, R24, R39 for the red scarves and presents


MFT - Heart Art Card Kit & Joyful Heart Bears

Hello and welcome crafty friends!   MFT has another fun mid month release and it's all available for purchase today!  I'm sharing...