Skip to main content

Bee Happy

Hi!  I just recently received my first Paper Smooches stamp order and so I thought I'd play along with their July Sparks Challenge.  There are a lot of sketches and/or color combinations to pick from and the stamps are so super cute! 


The funny thing is that even though I got some of their clear stamps, I love the free digi bee.  He is so adorable so I made a card using him even though my printer is really bad.  So bad that I actually went out and bought a new one but it still prints not that great.  I don't know what it is but I can still see these tiny little dots over any kind of image that I'm trying to print.  Frustrating to say the least. 

The thing about digis though is that you can manipulate the image and make really fun cards!  I love this little card.  I made the girl bee just a bit smaller and I thought if I should erase the boy bee's eye lashes but decided to just draw in longer lashes on the girl.  I printed them twice and cut one set out to pop them up.  The bee happy sentiment is also a free digi.  The heart is from the A Little Lovin set and the XO from Chubby Chums set.  The only thing is that I wished the bees were placed just a bit higher up on the card but still love how cute they are.  Maybe one day this bee will be a clear stamp??

Oh, and I used the Designer Draft sketch in the middle and the white, sunshine, baby pink, grey Cool Shades color combo.

Well, it's finally here, all 3 of my kiddies start school tomorrow!  It's just a short day for my youngest who is starting preschool.  I get to stay with him tomorrow but after that he's on his own.  Hope he does okay.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Comments

Cheryl said…
So cute! Love your bee couple and eyelashes! I can't see any spots in your bee, but do you think they're from the image? I think the pngs with transparent backgrounds might print better than jpgs with white backgrounds. Plus you can paper piece those. Or can you somehow select the black line parts and cut and paste it into a transparent background yourself?

Popular posts from this blog

Snowman gift card holder

Hi!  I was planning to post this last night but I was just too tired to write or think of complete sentences.  It's been a busy week with the boys on Fall break and still trying to finish up a bunch of crafts.  I have been trying to make some crocheted crafts to put in my Etsy shop and finally I'm done with one.  It's a crocheted snowman that can hold a gift card or anything actually that is small enough to fit in the pouch.  The pattern is designed by ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof and can be found HERE . Here's the little snowman with his arms folded over in the front to look like he is hugging the card.  I added this fun card that I stamped.  You can definitely add in a gift card too behind this card. The gift card reaches under his nose. This is how the little opening of the pouch looks.  I hope I can make more of these little guys.  These would be so cute for teachers and I think it would be easy to put a little wire through the hat and then use it as

all occasion tags

Hello!  I have more tags to share today.  I kept these simple too to be used on most any occasion.  They have no sentiments on them. I used MFT's cute Birdie Brown Bitty Bears stamp set.  These were on my wish list for a while and I kept going back and forth about purchasing them especially because I wanted the dies to cut them out too and those were very expensive!  Geez, remember the old days when we used to fussy cut everything out by hand? This is the next 6 tags.  There's also a cute bear with a Santa hat that I didn't include in the photos.  This was a pretty quick project since I kept the bears white!  Not much coloring on these tags but they are still cute and colorful. I thought I was going to be doing more stamping but I've actually gone on to crochet more!  I've made 3 more crochet projects that I'll share soon.  Sometimes I do get the urge to color something but these days it's so much easier to pick up some yarn and my hook and crochet

coffee cup shaped cards

Hi!  I think after this post I may need a little nap!  My right shoulder is actually feeling worn out from all the typing and photo editing I've been doing lately.  And this cooler weather is making me drowsy.  It's getting cold here already! I made a bunch of these coffee shaped cards using a die from Honey Bee Stamps .  It's a cute coffee set but the die is extra long so it would probably help to have a longer platform to diecut.  I just have the standard sized one so I would pass it through once in my Big Shot and then rotate the cardstock and die carefully to cut the other end.  Manageable but the longer platform would be more convenient! I embossed the front of the card with some pretty snowflakes.  I think this is a Sizzix embossing folder.  And then stamped the coffee sleeve with some Lawn Fawn stamps. This is the inside.  The gift card slot does not come with this coffee cup die set.  I cut that opening with one of the dies from MFT's gift card dies.