Tuesday, November 14, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Concord & 9th

Hello, friends! I am super excited to be joining my lovely friend, Tracey McNeely, in her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. If you are in need of some Christmas tag ideas you must visit her blog HERE, it is jam packed with so much inspiration. All of the tags today feature products from Concord & 9th.

For my tag, I used the Sprinkles Tag die and mixed it with another one of my favorites, the Blossom die. I die cut the Blossom die five times using five different colors of cardstock...red, light pink, aqua, turquoise and green. I used the green one as my base and started filling in with the other colors to create this colorful Christmasy blossom. 

 The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the O Christmas Tree stamp set. After attaching my blossoms to the tag, I added red ribbon, white twine and a few clear sequins to give them a little sparkle.

Be sure to visit Tracey's blog so you can see all of the inspiration for today and also get all of the details on how you can enter to win some pretty great prizes!

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!

Monday, November 13, 2017

World Kindness Day with Honey Bee Stamps

Today is World Kindness Day and in celebration we have loads of kindness inspiration for you from the Honey Bee Stamps team. There is also a sale happening in honor of this special day. The Kindness Stamps and Dies are 25% off and they are also giving away four $25 Gift Certificates to the shop. All you have to do to enter is comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog post or on their Instagram post. 

I love your kind heart is the card I created for today. It features the Kindness stamp set, along with the flowers from the Happy Fall Ya'll stamp set. I started with water-coloring a piece of watercolor paper in pinks, yellows and oranges. After that was dry, I stamped my floral images and die cut them. I also stamped and die-cut the leaves in green.

Before attaching my flowers and leaves I stamped the 'kind' for my sentiment in black ink. I then placed the flowers and leaves where I wanted them and began adhering them along the left side of my card. For my flower centers, I die-cut the circle images in the die collection and stamped them with the tiny trio of dots from Color My World. Then came the rest of my sentiment. That was stamped on pink cardstock and then attached with dimensional foam. And last, I added a few clear sequins to complete it. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. Be sure to pop on over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog to see what the rest of the team created for you and comment for your chance to win. 

I hope your day is filled with kindness!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #15 - Christmas

Hey there, crafty friends! Are you ready for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge? I know I am and I'm so excited about this months theme, CHRISTMAS ... the most wonderful time of the year! 

I  don't currently have any of the newer Concord & 9th Christmas sets so I had to think a little outside of the box for my card today. I mixed two different sets together, O Christmas Tree and Pineapple Perfection to create this festive card. 

I started with my white card base and used one of the polka images in the Pineapple Perfection set to create my background. The dots were stamped in black, leaving the center white for my sentiment. I chose the Merry Christmas sentiment from O Christmas Tree and stamped that in red, right in the center. 

For the floral wreath around my sentiment, I stamped and die cut the flower images in the Pineapple Perfection set. I used aqua, red and yellow for my Christmas-y color combination. I began adhering the flowers, attaching some with dimensional foam and then tucked a few die cut leaves in there as well. To finish it off, I added clear sequins to a few of the flower centers. 

Are you ready to get your Christmas on? We sure hope you are and look forward to having you join us in this months challenge. You have until November 29th to link your project and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th.

Happy creating!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps New Holiday Release Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!!

The Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Release is now available in the store. To celebrate the new release, we are having the Season's Tweetings Blog Hop. So please get comfy and hop along with us!

Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment to be entered to win!!! We will be giving away a $50 gift card to the Honey Bee Stamps store. The winner will be posted on our blog Monday, November 13th.

You can find the complete list of hoppers at the bottom of this post. 

Here is a little something I created using the adorable new 'Snow Birds' stamp set. 

I adore this little snowman. He's just the sweetest. I started by trimming a piece of white cardstock down to measure 3.75" x 5.5". I then stamped my snowmen in black ink and began coloring them in with my Zig markers. After I finished my coloring, I used my white gel pen to add tiny polka dots to each scarf.  I then wrapped a bit of white twine around the card panel before attaching it to my red card front.

My sentiment was stamped and then adhered with a strip of dimensional foam. I added a few clears sequins randomly around my snowmen to complete it. 

The Blog Hop lineup is:

Melissa Bickford << That's Me

Thanks for visiting with me today. Happy hopping!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #14 - Colors of Concord & 9th

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the next Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge. This month we are focusing on the Shades of Concord & 9th. For my card today, I used the super fun Hooray bundle. Let's jump right to my card...

I started by die-cutting circles in a few different colors...green, aqua, turquoise and teal. I die cut a separate white circle to stamp my sentiment on and also, three hearts for the centers of my circles. Using the dots and stripes in the stamp set, I stamped each of the hearts to dress them up a bit. Then I simply started attaching my pieces to the front of my white card base. And lastly, I added a few sequins. So super quick and easy, right! 

Thanks for spending part of your Monday with me. I hope you'll join us in this next challenge, Shades of Concord & 9th. You have until October 29th to get your projects in and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th. Happy creating!