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'
Carrie

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' 
Carrie

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'
Carrie  

Under The Sea with Honey Bee Blog Hop

Good Morning Crafty Friends!
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 each one of our designer’s blog and on the
Honey Bee Stamps 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!

For my first project I used the Zen Ocean stamp set to create this fun Distress Ink watercolor card. I also used the Hugs Honey Cut layered die to cut my title. I popped the title up with some foam tape. Coloring this Zen Ocean image was so relaxing, just like Adult coloring books. The details are amazing on this nearly 6" circle stamp. The possibilities are endless using this as a background stamp for all your summer crafting projects.


 For my second card I created this multi layered card using the A7 double stitched frame dies for my background and the Ocean Bliss stamp set.  For this card I created the background and colored the image with the amazing Distress Oxide inks ( also available in the Honey Bee shop ) The background is made with broken china, cracked pistachio and faded jeans. If you have not tried these beautiful inks, you should.  This mermaid in this set is so lovely.
 

For my last card I used a combination of both stamp sets. Again they are Ocean Bliss, with this lovely Mermaid sitting on a rock and the Zen Ocean set, this time using several of the individual stamps included with the Large background stamp to create a 3 panel card. I colored all these images with the Distress Oxide inks.  I love the soft colors of these inks when applied like watercolors. I used the Sending you Sentiments to create my card title.  Melissa has created so many fun title sets to mix and match with all of the amazing Honey Bee stamps. 


The wonderful line-up of our new Design Team is as follows:
Alanna Moses  
Alexandra Stapleton
Amy Rysavy
Angel Rivera
Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke
Carrie Bryant <<< You are here
EK Gorman << up next
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!!





Hello Succulents


Hello!  Today I would like to share with you my latest card created using the "Hello Gorgeous" stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.  along with the Honey cut dies that match the set. This is one of my favorite sets from the latest release.  So many possibilities with this fun stamp set.



Succulents are the hot trend right now.  When first looking at this set I see beautiful floral clusters and pretty wood rounds.  But if you happen to color these florals in shades of green they look just like succulents.



When creating this card I heat embossed my images using "Hot Chocolate" nuvo embossing powder by Tonic Studios.  I love the raised outline that an embossed image creates for easy coloring. I colored my images with Zig Clean color brush pens.





After I colored all my images I used the Honey Cuts steel rule dies to cut out my images.  I like to shadow my images with a bit of color as I do not care for the white border created with the dies.


I Cut out the Hello sentiment using the matching die set and attached it using 3D foam squares adhesives.

I hope my project helps you think outside the box when using your stamp sets.

Until next time!



Country Blooms Watercolor layout

Hi today I am sharing a Watercolor mini Pocket page layout using the Country Blooms stamp and steel dies set from HoneyBeeStamps

Working with matching dies and stamps are so awesome.  It is really a time saver when creating. Especially if you do not like fussy cutting. 


The Country Blooms set is full of beautiful flowers that you can color in so many different ways to suit the season or match any project you are working on.  

I colored my project with a combo of watercolor paint and glitter gel pens for some sparkle and contrast. 



 I like to first lay down some lighter shades of watercolor to create my pallet.  I also purposely color outside the lines of the stamped image so that when I use the steel dies to cut out my flowers I do not have a white edge. 

The dies perfectly line up around the edge of the flowers.


I accented my flowers using some Nuvo Drops.   This is a fairly new product by Tonic that you can use to create your own enamel dots. 

 Every layout needs a journal card. By lightly adding a bit of watercolor to the edge of the grid card then layering it onto a watercolor background, this journal card is perfect for my layout. 

My completed layout.


Be sure to hop over to the HoneyBeeStamps shop and check out the new matching dies for all current stamp sets in stock now. 

Happy Scrappin'

More Red, White and Blue

 Hello! Summer is full of family, friends and BBQ's.  So with that in mind I have been creating some fun project life style pocket cards to go into my family album.   Here are a few of my latest creations. 



 I hope you find some inspiration in my Red, White and Blue creations.  Over at the HoneyBeeStamps blog 
We are hosting a challenge, come play along with us, you may win a prize! 

Happy Scrappin'
Carrie