Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve to you all!  I have my final Christmas card to show here.  

Seriously, I do not know how I failed to post about this!  Several of us on the Honey Bee Stamps design team had the opportunity to create a card for Die-cutting Essentials Magazine which is published in the UK.  Our cards were featured in their October Issue 44.

Needless to say, it was SO thrilling to see my card in print, in a magazine!!!  If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have a list at the end of my post.


This year has been beyond my dreams for my card making world!  I just want to say thank you so much for your support and encouragement along the way.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, crafty 2019!


Honey Bee Stamps Season's Tweetings stamps 
Honey Bee Stamps Season's Tweeting Honeycuts
Honey Bee Stamps Merry Christmas Honeycuts
Honey Bee Stamps Scallop A7 Card Frames
Honey Bee Stamps Let It Snow stamps
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Monday, December 10, 2018

Prancing Through the Snow, Art Impressions

Hello!  Are you ready for Christmas?  Only 15 more days--can you believe it??  I have this sweet card over on the Art Impressions Blog today. 

These sweet reindeer from Ai's Sleigh Bells set are so adorable!!  I've added lots of sparkle and shine for this snowy scene.

I have all of the details on Ai's blog and I hope you'll go over there to take a look!  Thank you so much for stopping to take a look!  :)

Copic markers:
E79, E25, E53, E33, E23, E30, R27, R17, R14, YG06, YG09, BG000, N2
Spectrum Noir markers:
IG5, IG8, IG9, Blender

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Meerkat Party!!! for Art Impressions

Hello to all!  Taking a little break from Christmas cards to show you this so fun new set from Art Impressions called Meerkat Set.  This is also the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 246 "Anything Goes".  You have until December 12, 5 p.m. EST to enter.  All the details are on their blog.

Honestly, when I first received this stamp set, I was asking myself, "What is a Meerkat?!!"  Well, I'm sure you know what I did next--a little Google search and I found this website that told me all about them.

So here we have this funny group of them.  I know from my search that a bunch of Meerkats is called a mob or a gang!   Well, it sure is the cutest mob or gang ever!

I stamped them onto Neenah Solar White 80# and colored with alcohol markers (colors listed below).  I cut that panel out with one of the Art Impressions' Square Stitched Rectangle dies.  I used a Ranger Distress Ink Blending brush to blend on some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for the sky and grass (I used a piece of Post-It tape to get the straight line.)

So here is the surprise inside!!!  I used My Favorite Things Trifold Slider to create this interactive scene with this SO cute Meerkat sliding towards his presents!  Rather than try to explain how to put this together,  click HERE for Jennifer McGuire's YouTube video that I followed.  Her Trifold Slider instructions begin at about the 23:45 mark.  She explains it perfectly!  On mine here, I used some acetate.  I think the next time I will try it with card stock to see how that works.

How CUTE is this Meerkat's expression?!!  It really does make me smile!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed my card today.  Happy crafting!

Markers: (all Copic,  except *= Spectrum Noir)
Meercats: TN9*, TN6*, E15, E13, E11, E30, RV21, RV13
Bowties, hats, gifts: R14, R27, TR04, YR07, Y02, Y15, B18, B29, BV04, BV08, V04, PL2*, N2, B02, B16, YG06, YG09


Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Drive Window - Art Impressions

Hello!  Today's my day on the Art Impressions blog.  I'm using the newly released Christmas Drive Window.  This would be a great stamp to use for quick Christmas cards.

I colored this snowy scene using my alcohol markers.  The photos don't show it, but I used Glossy Accents on the windows of the truck and lamp for some extra shine.  Instead of making this into a card I created a table top decoration using the Square Double Stitched dies to cut the image.  I then used some pattern paper and die cut it with the 3D Frame Die.  It's very easy to put together.  The instructions are included on the packaging.  

Thank you so much for taking a look!  I do appreciate it!