Creativation Pocket Layout using Busy Bees stamps and dies

Happy Saturday Crafty friends! Today I am sharing with you another fun pocket page layout. 

I am a hybrid scrapbooker, and by that I mean that I scrapbook using both 12x12 layouts and the pocket page format when scrapbooking. I love creating pages in whichever style fits my photos and combining them in my memory albums. 

I have been wanting to get some of my photos from Creativation into my album and so I chose to create a pocket page this time using the Busy Bees stamps and matching Honey Cut dies 

 One of my favorite techniques is to stamp my image with colored ink onto patterned paper and die cut the images, here I used all the beautiful daisy blooms from the Busy Bee stamp set.  I stamped the florals with Ranger Archival Inks and either colored the centers with a Zig marker or added an enamel dot.  This is a great way to get a burst of pattern and colors without having to color all the images.

I created this hidden journal pocket for some personal journaling. I really think that adding some personal journaling to your memory albums is very important for documenting those precious memories.  I just adore those cute little bees in the stamp set and could not resist adding a couple to this journal pocket.

I was Thrilled to meet coloring legend Kathy Racoosin from "The Daily Marker" she is a coloring genius in the crafty world, So if you do not know who she is, You should definitely look her up! She is an inspiration to me and many other paper crafters and card makers.

This was my third year attending Creativation with the Honey Bee Stamps team.  Lisa Cisneros, our amazing Design Team and Social media manager and Melissa Hewitt, owner of HB stamps are like sisters to me and I love them more than I can say.

        This set is so cute and perfect for all your Spring crafting projects.  
BEE sure to Buzz over to the Honey Bee stamps shop and pick up this fun set. 

Thanks for stoping by today,  Stay tuned to see my next scrapbook page, coming soon. 

Until next time. 
Happy Scrappin'
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Honey Bee Cheerful Love Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!!
The Honey Bee Stamps Cheerful Love Release is now available in the store. To celebrate the new release, we are having a two day blog hop called Cheerful Love. So please hop along with us both days to be inspired! 

 For my projects I used the Feelin' Foxy & Foxy Sentiments stamps.

 I created the background on this card by using the Outdoor scene builder stencils  I sponge dabbed the Birch tree background stencil with Frayed burlap Distress oxide ink, over Kraft card stock. I colored the sky with a light blue zig clean color real brush marker. Adding a bit of glossy accents to my colored butterflies gives them a 3D look.

This sweet fox is popping out of our Celebration box die
I love that you can die cut the flaps separately and the die cuts a slot to add any little thing you like to the box.  I used my Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils
to color the pretty fox. 
I had fun with the background on this card.  Starting with some watercolor paper I created a Distress Oxide watercolor background, then I cut out the panel using the A2 double stitched frame die  I also used the smallest double stitched die to create my title piece.  The FOXY sentiment is so cute!  I colored this fox using Prima watercolors

Be sure to visit each blog each day & leave a comment to be entered to win!!! We will be giving away two $30 gift cards to the Honey Bee Stamps store, one from each day. The winners will be posted on our blog Tuesday, February 27th.

The Blog Hop lineup is as follows:
 Day 1 – February 23rd
Honey Bee Stamps
Emily Midgett
Kelley Kohout 
Jo Ann Danchik
Carly Minner
You are here >>> Carrie Bryant 
Up Next >>> Carol Hintermeier
Ilda Dias

Thanks for hoping by.
Happy Scrappin'

Pawprints on My Heart

Hello friends, Today I am sharing my most recent 12x12 scrapbook layout.

With Valentines almost here I decided to create a Scrapbook layout for one of my greatest Loves, My furbaby, Tyson the English Bulldog.  
For this layout I pulled out some of my favorite Honey Bee stamps, Playful Pups, Pawsome sentiments, Simple Alpha and Beautiful Life  
I really enjoy the ability to mix and match my stamps when creating. 

The "Pawsome Sentiments" are perfect for creating titles and adding sayings
to your scrapbook layouts. Lining them up on a Misti makes custom titles super easy.
I had a lot of fun coloring this cute pup in a brindle color pattern to match my Bulldog Tyson. I used my Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils to color the pup then I cut him out ( clipping off his tail, because bulldogs do not have long tails ) 

Here are some photos of the stamps I used today. 

 Thanks for stopping by today. 
Until next time....
Happy Scrappin' 

Flakey Friends Mini PL layout

Hi!  Today I am sharing a fun "Flakey Friends" mini PL, pocket page layout. 

I used the Flakey Friends and More Flakey Friends stamps and Honey cut dies to create this layout. 

 I colored the hats and scarves using Chameleon Color Tones Double-Ended Colored Pencils 
available for purchase in the Honey Bee shop   Here is a close up look at these cute snowy characters. 


I used the MUST HAVE "Hill borders" dies to create some fun hills on the background of the Penguin card. 

These stamps and dies are just perfect for creating cards and scrapbook pages during this snowy Winter season.   Buzz on over to the Honey Bee shop and pick up a set for all your winter crafts. 

Until next time 
Happy Scrappin'

Snow Birds Mini PL layout

 It's finally cooling off here is Southern California and with the arrival of the Newest Honey Bee Stamps winter release I was inspired to create a Tweet Chilly pocket page layout using the Snow Birds stamps and dies.

 These adorable Snow birds are so fun to create with along with the matching dies.  The sentiments in the set are perfect for documenting all your winter fun activities.

I used the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland paper and embellishments when creating this layout. I just love all the fun items in this collection, like the washi tape, enamel dots, fun die cuts and stickers. It really makes creating layouts fast and easy.

Here are some close up view of my PL cards
 I used the Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor Confections Set to color the birds in my layout.  

If you love these Tweet Snow Birds as much as I do.. buzz on over to the Honey Bee shop and grab yourself a set before they sell out.

Until next time
Happy Scrappin'

Friends are the Sisters we choose for Ourselves

Hey Crafty friends! 
 Today I am sharing a card I created by mixing up several of the NEW Fun Fall stamp sets 
now available in the HoneyBeeStamps shop

My favorite stamp set from this release is the Acorn Sisters stamp set. 
I have several wonderful sweet friends that I consider Sisters. 
It's that special relationship that we share that inspired this card. 

I really wanted four sisters for this card so I stamped and fussy cut the forth sister 
from the Seasonal Sweeties stamp set  

 I stamped these images using Archival Ink color: Tree Branch. 
I like using the Archival inks from Ranger as they do not bleed when using watercolors 

I attached my sisters together and then I colored them using a watercolor 
technique with Distress inks 

I also created the background of my card using Distress Inks. I just smooshed the colors around on a piece of Copic Marker paper.  I was trying to create a background of fall trees with a bit of sky and ground to frame out my Sisters.

I created my title by using the Gather Together and Acorn Sister stamp sets

Here is a closer look at my water colored sisters. 

I hope my card has inspired you to get some fall cards made for your Sister Friends. 

Until next time, 
Happy Scrappin' 

Stick with me PL layout

Good morning crafty friends! It's Carrie here! 

Today I am sharing a recent Project life, pocket page layout with you. As summer comes to an end I find myself with lots of date night photos, or I should say selfies... lol.  I wanted to create a layout for some of those pictures ( once I get them printed, that's always the struggle, right?! ) 

I created this layout using one of my favorite Honey Bee Stamp sets,  Stick with Me 
These sweet little cactus and succulent plants are fun to color.  I used some Prima water color pencils 
to color in my stamped images.  I then used the matching steel honey cut Stick with Me dies   
to cut out all my colored pieces. 

 I created little planter scenes by layering my cut images some are attached with 3D foam for dimension. 

 I added some sentiments from the Prickly Sentiments set 
and used some wood grain Alpha stickers, by Simple Stories  for titles.

Now my layout is complete and ready for photos.  I better head on over to the Snapfish app and get those pictures printed. 

Until next time! 
Happy Scrappin'