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Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Splendor Release – Sneak Peek Day 1

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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Splendor Release Sneak Peeks! Today is day one of our peeks at the new release and, as usual, you will be totally wow’d by all the amazing sets.

I have twice the inspiration for you today with some ah-mazing new products to share. I am super excited to show you new image and sentiment stamp sets and new stacking shape dies: Bold Botanicals Stamp Set and Honey Cuts Dies, Praying Big Time Stamp Set and Honey Cuts Dies, Stacking Art Deco Labels Honey Cuts, Garden Harvest Stamp Set and Honey Cuts Dies, and the Sweet Stacks: Circle Dies (These affiliate links will not be live until the release opens for sale on August 16th after the Release Party on IG and FB at 9p CT.)

The Bold Botanicals set is really a flower lover’s dream. So many solid images that are great for layering with the coordinating dies like I did or direct to card stamping. They line up easily and have thoughtful designs. I stamped them using Altenew inks in a variety of summer colors. Then, I pulled out the new Stacking Art Deco Labels as a layer for arranging the flowers. I love this shape and it will be so easy to use on so many kinds of cards.

When I saw the shape, it reminded me of the style in the Quatrefoil A2 Coverplates so I added those as a base for more interest. Now let’s get to the sentiment. The new Praying Big Time set is full of kind sentiments. So naturally, I chose the only one with a bit of snark. Yep, I do speak fluent “southern”! Something about this with the rest of the card using pretty elements made me chuckle. And if you can’t make yourself laugh while stamping….. Needless to say, you will enjoy this whole set and I will use it a lot.

For my next card, I moved on to fall! The Garden Harvest set is so incredibly beautiful with fall images you will not be able to resist. I stamped a number of them (and the sunflowers twice) and just sat down to enjoy coloring with my Copic Markers.

Once done, I added them onto a circle cut with the new Sweet Stacks: Circle Dies which will be a workhorse in the stamp room. The older Farmhouse Check Background was the perfect detail for the base. And that sentiment…a bit of a peek into tomorrow’s showings.

So glad you stopped in today. Back tomorrow for day two of the peeks! Have a great start to your weekend.

Freshly Made Sketches #498

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I am the sketch designer for Freshly Made Sketches this week and I hope you will enjoy this one.

I had seen a video tutorial recently by the wonderful Francine Vuilleme and I wanted to try her technique. I thought this was the perfect time to give it a go. Using an oval die, I cut out some scrap paper and then sponged on Distress Ink (if you have an oval stencil, that would be a great choice too). Then I looked around the craft room for how to finish the card.

The natural choice was the Color Stamp Set and Honey Cuts dies. I love all the phrase choices in the set but this one seemed just perfect.

I hope you enjoy playing along with the sketch this week. And yes, I wish you a color filled day! See you on Wednesday for the start of a new sneak peek for Honey Bee Stamps.

Framed: Anenomes for Honey Bee Stamps

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Sharing today for Honey Bee Stamps! I needed a day just to “play” in the stamp room and I thought I should pull out this new Framed: Anenomes stamp set. It is a gorgeous image and one that can be colored with so many mediums. I chose a very loose watercolor look with Distress Ink.

I stamped the image using Versamark Ink onto Tim Holtz Heavystock paper. It is made for distress ink techniques. For each color, I simply “smooshed” the ink from a mini pad onto a small clear block then added water with a paint brush. I took the block direct to paper to apply the color. Using a small block help you keep a little more control on where the color goes but still leaves it loose. If you need a bit more color in a specific place, you can add it with a paint brush. This is a layering process so leave time to allow drying to happen in between adding colors or additional ink.

Because I love the look of pale anemones, I made the leaves and the background bold and kept the flowers in muted tones of Tattered Rose and Antique Linen. For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed it onto more of the Heavystock paper. Then I colored it with the Chipped Sapphire in the same way as I did the flower except I made sure there was a bit more solid coverage as a base.

I hope you enjoy this card! Let me know if this makes sense or if you would rather see a video on how to create this look. Thanks so much for dropping in today!

Freshly Made Sketches #491

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We have a fabulous new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Kim Singdahlsen. I love the bold panels and all the opportunities to create!

I started with this gorgeous print from the Team Tie Dye Paper Pack by Honey Bee Stamps. The coloring fit the sketch perfectly! While I could have just added a sentiment, I thought it might be nice to add a little more interest. So I pulled out the pretty new Wildflowers Stamp Set and added some of the stems and leaves, and of course bees! The My Favorite Flower Stamp Set had the perfect sentiment. I added a few Funfetti Gems to finish this pretty one layer card.

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you enjoy this inspiration and will hop over to join the FMS team this week. See you soon!

Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release – Sneak Peeks Day 4

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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release Sneak Peeks! Today is day four of our peeks at the new release and tonight the release goes live!

For our last day, I have a combination of products meant to be used together plus some great add-ons: the Bicycle Builder Honey Cuts Dies, the Riding By Stamp Set and Riding By Honey Cuts Dies, the Summer Stems Paper Pack and Summer Stems Gem Stickers, and the Honey Bee Reverse Tweezers (These affiliate links will not be live until the release opens for sale tonight after the Release Party on IG and FB at 8p CT.)

The Bicycle Builder Honey Cuts were the starting place for me. I cut white card stock and did some Copic Marker coloring to create a bit of interest and shading. This is super fun to do but you could use color card stock or distress ink too. I stamped the little packages from Riding By and colored them to add into the basket and chose this sweet sentiment with its coordinating die.

The script print and the ombré pink are both papers from the Summer Stems Paper Pack and I added the road by using the Horizon Slimline Borders Honey Cuts. I added a few of the gems from the Summer Stems pack because, well, who doesn’t love bling?!

So glad you stopped in today. I hope you will join us for the Release Party tonight and then the shopping links open! Thanks so much for joining me all week. See you tomorrow for the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.

Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release – Sneak Peeks Day 3

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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release Sneak Peeks! Today is day three of our peeks at the new release and, as usual, you will be totally wow’d by all the amazing sets.

For today I have nothing but cuteness for you. I am sharing the new Smitten Kittens Stamp Set and Smitten Kitten Honey Cuts. (These affiliate links will not be live until the release opens for sale on June 15th after the Release Party on IG and FB at 8p CT.)

I do love a cute cat stamp set and this one is one of the sweetest I have seen in a while. Love all the kitty choices and markings! I will admit that all the fun little accessory choices really sealed the deal for me. I used my two ‘muses’ to create this card. Kate is my calico and she, truthfully, is NOT a fan of her sister. I added a couple of extra stripes on her tail with my Copic safe marker to better match her but this was actually a pretty good version of her. My kitty Meg is a gray tuxedo so again, this little one was easy to turn make match. I added a tiny stripe on the tail to match the one on Meg’s.

To create my scene, I first started out with a little bit of masking and put Meg in a comfy bed. Totally accurate in my house! She would also have all of the toys hoarded around her so I chose a few for that (toy mice are her absolute favorite). In real life, Kate would be looking at her sister in disgust but we are working in happy pretend cat world so I put the smiling Kate by Meg. I added run (with masking) to ground the scene just a little more. The sentiment was added as a joke (my boys helped me choose it) given the kitties’ relationship, but I sure makes for a nice card to send. It is from the Sweet Sunflowers Stamp Set. Finally, I chose this great olive gingham paper from the new Summer Stems Paper Pack. Another absolute winner with so many pretty designs.

So glad you stopped in today. Don’t forget that tomorrow is release day but we have some more to show you in the morning first followed by the evening release party.

Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release – Sneak Peeks Day 2

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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release Sneak Peeks! Today is day two of our peeks at the new release and, as usual, you will be totally wow’d by all the amazing sets.

Today, I’m all about BIG! Introducing the Miss You Big Time Stamp Set and Miss You Big Time Honey Cuts (These affiliate links will not be live until the release opens for sale on June 15th after the Release Party on IG and FB at 8p CT.)

This Miss You Big Time set really is big. But the right size of big, if that makes sense. With my son’s recent graduation, he needed some thank you cards for teachers and gifts given. This set went into full employment! I pulled out the Team Tie Dye paper pack and handed it to him. He chose the patterns he liked for the cards and I got to work. I stamped the big ‘thank you’ over and over and then cut it out with the dies. They line up easily and perfectly every time! The add-on smaller words are fabulous and their are so many choices. This self-confessed sentiment hoarder is pretty excited.

So glad you stopped in today. Back tomorrow for day three of the peeks!

Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release – Sneak Peeks Day 1

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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release Sneak Peeks! Today is day one of our peeks at the new release and, as usual, you will be totally wow’d by all the amazing sets.

I get to share with you some truly “Crafty” goodness! The new Let’s Get Crafty Stamp Set and coordinating Let’s Get Crafty Honey Cuts plus the Crafty Stamp Set and coordinating Crafty Honey Cuts. (These affiliate links will not be live until the release opens for sale on June 15th after the Release Party on IG and FB at 8p CT.)

The Let’s Get Crafty set is full of our favorite items like paint brushes and palettes, sewing items, glue and paint plus the fun things I chose here. I LOVE the pens! This seemed so fresh and new to me and I loved just coloring them in pretty colors with my Copics.

After coloring, I chose the Crafty Buzzword set and dies. I cut the big sentiment from white and black card stock and then the add ons were stamped in Versarmark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I thought the Quilted A2 Cover Plate gave just the right texture behind all the fun elements.

So glad you stopped in today. Back tomorrow for day two of the peeks! Hope you have a great start to your weekend!

Freshly Made Sketches #487

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Please bear with me…today is the day. Graduation day for my oldest. I’m so excited for him and yet it feels so bittersweet. Naturally, all that I’m working on right now seems to be directly related to graduation but I’m hoping it will provide a bit of inspiration for you.

I’m the sketch designer for Freshly Made Sketches this week. I chose a sketch based on some cards I had in my head. I even mostly stuck to my own sketch! *smile*

These are more cards that my son asked for to give to his friends. I tried to keep them simple but still special. I guess you have gathered that the school colors are red and white. I used some metallic paper from my stash (it has a matte finish and I cannot remember the name).

I used the Block Alphabet SugarCut Dies from SugarPea Designs to cut the word and then used the negative panel too. A little planning and lining up makes it easy to get two cards for one cut. The little cap is from the Cap and Gown Stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts by Honey Bee Stamps.

I used some patterned paper from my stash as a base and the red print from the Love Letters Paper Pack by Honey Bee Stamps. The whole card is 7″ x 3.5″.

Wish me luck today that I don’t totally embarrass my son as a blubbering mess. The only saving grace is that I know I’ll be in good company with other parents. Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you will play along with my sketch this week.

The Tassel for Honey Bee Stamps

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Sorry for a bit of silence over the last couple of weeks. Despite my denial and trying to stop time, it is upon me. Graduation of my oldest! Oh my, this mom’s heart is struggling. I’m prouder than I can put into words. This kid is amazing and is going to change the world. But the transition is coming. He is ready, I am not. But this week, the celebration begins.

In the ultimate compliment, my son asked me to make some cards for his close friends. This is one of my designs for him. I used the Cap and Gown Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps as my starting point. The school colors are red and white so that was easily decided. I stamped one of the caps and the diploma from the set and did some Copic Marker coloring. The coordinating Honey Cuts dies make it easy to cut the elements out.

Let’s face it, this sentiment is more appropriate than ever this year. My senior and his friends have conquered all the pandemic “hassles” along with the normal ones. Again, the Honey Cuts allow for cutting out the sentiment and layering. The red paper is one of the patterned prints from the Love Letters Paper Pad. The grid print is from the Birthday Bash Paper Pad.

I’m excited for the next week. I’m also terrified. But my son is extraordinary and he is ready. Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you soon!

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