Word Art Wednesday




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For my project I created this pretty framed floral print. 



I stamped the Cosmos flowers using Lawn Fawn Jet black ink.  I then colored the blooms using alcohol markers adding some white gel pen accents. I cut the flowers and leaves out with the coordinating Honey Cut dies. 



 I arranged the flowers in the Bushel Basket that is also colored with alcohol markers. Mounting some of the blooms 
with 3D foam tape.  



I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink. 


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Fall Hugs

Happy Fall Y'all!!

Today I am sharing a fun fall greeting card I made using a couple of my favorite Honey Bee Stamps. 
Happy Fall Y'all Sunflowers and the leaves from the Bushel and a Peck set. 




I created a warm fall sky background using some distress inks. I used Weathered wood and Antique Linen blended onto some Distress Specialty Stamping paper.  It has a smooth finish perfect for blending Distress inks. 


After stamping and coloring my images with some Alcohol ink markers I die cut them using the matching Honey Cut dies. 

I used a few words from the "Hey Pumpkin" and "Gather Together" stamp sets to create my sentiment.  Honey Bee has so many wonderful sentiments stamps that blend well together to make the perfect sayings on all your handmade cards.  I attached my flowers and leaves with a bit of jute string and 3D foam tape to add some dimension and detail. 


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

Honey Bee Stamps BEE Bold Blog Hop ( Day 2 )



Welcome to Day 2 of the Honey Bee Stamps BEE Bold 
New release Blog hop!

As you all know I am an avid scrapbooker.  I use pocket pages as well as traditional 12x12 layouts in my family albums.  I also love camping, hiking, fishing and Kayaking. Here is a look at my most recent scrapbook page using the NEW "Bill the Bear" stamp set

This set really does make me a Happy Camper!!

I colored my stamped images with some Zig clean color real brush markers, blended with a water pen.  


This is a huge 6x8 stamp set.  
All the adorable camping icons in this set are perfect for making your own 3D embellishment die cuts using the matching



Here's a close up look at a few of the cards I made for my
 Pocket page. 

  This branch is from the Birds and Bees stamp set.  



 Bill the Bear is an adorable bear that you can dress up! So fun!!



 I love my completed page.  I hope you do too!!



Happy Scrappin'
Carrie 

My Tribe Pocket Scrapbook layout

 Happy Saturday!  I know most of us women have those special friends we consider part of our Tribe. 
It's those girlfriends who are there for us through the good times and the not so good. Always there to lend a helping hand and to listen when we need to talk or cry....  Spending a quite evening around the fire pit having a glass of wine....or 3 ( but whose counting?! ) To me, Lisa is that kind of friend.  We do not get to spend a lot of girl time together these days, but when we do, Its always a good time. 

Well enough chatting... how about some scrapbooking? 

The New stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps "My Tribe" is one we could all use in our stamp collection.  This was a fun stamp set to water color and cut out with the coordinating Honey cut dies
I really like making my own scrapbook die cuts to embellish my page.  Having the matching dies really makes this a lot easier.  






I used the Distress Ink watercoloring technique  to color all my stamped and die cut images that I wanted to use for making my own embellishments.  


I am really happy with how well the coordinated with my chosen scrapbook paper. I used the G45 Bohemian Bazaar collection for this layout. 

Every crafty projects needs a little Bling.  These fun sequin mixes by HBS are perfect. 
I could never survive with out my Jewel picker when working with sequins. LOL 




Here is a look at my completed Pocket page.  



Thanks for stopping by today. 

Happy Scrappin
Carrie 

Let's Go Hiking Scrapbook Layout

Good morning crafty friends!  Today I am sharing with you my most recent Scrapbook layout.  " Let's Go Hiking" featuring Honey Bee stamps.  I just love hiking, and hiking in Oregon is the BEST!! 



The paper collection and embellishment stickers I used are by Photo Play,  Lakeside collection. 


 To create the photo frame I stamped some leaf stamps from the Zen Bouquet stamp set  Onto a die cut frame I cut using the A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts | Steel Craft Dies. I also used this Honey Cuts die for the the other 2 white photo frames and journal spot.  


This adorable fox from The Feeling Foxy stamp set  was just dying to be colored with my newest set of Prima Watercolors, Essence collection  also available in the Honey bee shop. 

 



The Honey Bee stamp shop carries the best craft & art supplies, not only for card making but also for scrapbooking and Mixed media projects.  I really like making my own matching embellishments when scrapbooking, like this cute fox I painted and die cut.  

I also made my custom page title by using the "Color Me Alpha" stamps and dies


Using the Alpha stamps to stamp out my title on coordinating pattern paper then die cutting the letters... the possibilities are endless, AND it looks super cute popped up with some 3D foam square adhesive. ( My own custom "Thickers" ) 




** die storrage tip:  When storing multiple letters on a magnetic sheet, I write the letters using a metallic marker so that I know exactly which letter I am using to create my titles and where to place them back on my sheet, no searching needed. 

Thanks for stoping by today. 
Until next time
Happy Scrappin' 
Carrie 
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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'
Carrie 
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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'
Carrie