December 1, 2021 – Glad Friends

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship, Thinking of You

Good Afternoon! How on earth is it December already??!! My rescheduled knee surgery is coming up. We are getting our kitchen counters replaced the day after my surgery so we are busy getting all that ready. I still managed to find a little time to stamp- not much mind you but a little! Enjoy!

Stamps/Cutting Dies Used:

GG50 Daisy Lg

FF59 Daisy

E142 Friend Thinking of You

C123 Glad Friends

November 28, 2021 – Glad Friends

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship
Grilling in a snow storm!!

Good Evening! Well Thanksgiving is over. It’s back to work. We had a fabulous time with good weather for travel.

I’m a little behind on blogging but I had to make a few cards. You will notice something about all the cards this week. They will all have something in common. Hope you enjoy.

I also included a picture of Kevin grilling in the snow storm we had today. It was one of those perfect snowstorms. It was beautiful.

Stamps and cutting dies:

GG51 Daisies

C123 So Glad Friends

E142 Friend Thinking of You Today

Thinking of you aloe – November 26, 2021

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Hello, Thinking of You

Here is a sweet and simple card this this morning. This stamp is one of my favorites. It features the same stamps as Wednesday’s card- except for the pop up makes it a little harder to mail.

CMO104 Aloe Vera Trio

B127 Wishing Near

Autumn Wishes- November 25, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Fall, Mini Cards

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends. I love these little gift tags – as I call them. They are half of a regular A2 card. I do make my envelopes with the envelope maker. Adorable! Really fun and easy to make. One of our cards kits has this size cards in it. We are working on a boys set ( honestly it has been in the works for a couple of years!). Enjoy!

Fall Fun Cube

GG38 Corn Stalks Lg

Thinking of you – November 24, 2021

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You

Stamps:CMO104 Aloe Vera Trio

B127 Know Today

It’s Wednesday so that means half way through the week! How special would it be to let someone know you are thinking of them?! This card is quick, simple, and easily mailed!

Happy/smile/breathe/live – November 23, 2021

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship, smile

Stamps: F279 Happy, CM0104 Aloe Vera Trio

Happy Tuesday!! It’s a holiday week too. Today is my last day to work this week – family all coming starting today and continues tomorrow. Looking forward to cooking a lot! Groan!! But it does make me smile and makes me happy! I hope you all can smile and be happy.

Spectacular Birthday – November 22, 2021

Birthday, pattern paper

So many of you know that I’ve re-entered the work force as an Ophthalmic Tech so anything with glasses is right up my alley. Needed a card for a co-worker so, of course, it had to have 👓 on it!! Have a spectacular Monday!

Stamps Used: F294 Spectacular Birthday

One stamp, pattern paper, and cutting dies. It doesn’t get much easier !!

November 19, 2021 – Thoughts and Prayers

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, Faith, flowers, Friendship, Thinking of You

It’s Friday! I do love weekends now! Now that we work during the week and have weekends off they are amazing. Days off just help recharge us.

Same simple layout but I did change the words! I used up all my bouquets that I had colored so I will have to do some more. Have a good weekend.

F315 Thoughts and Prayers

G375 Floral Bouquet #1

November 18, 2021 – More Sympathy

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, With Sympathy

More Sympathy- Same Stamps – Different Colors – Mostly the same layout. Sometime when you find a layout that works- you just keep making cards! Hope you are enjoying!

Stamps Used:

G374 Loved One Special

G375 Floral Bouquet #1

D368 With Heartfelt Sympathy

November 17, 2021. – Another Sympathy

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, pattern paper, With Sympathy

Here’s another sympathy card I made. Same stamps- still simple. I was a little unsure about polka dots for a sympathy card but I decided I liked it! It just fit with the person who I was sending too.

Stamps Used:

G374 Loved One Special

G374 Bouquet Flower #1

D368 With Heartfelt Sympathy

November 16, 2021 – Sympathy

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

I have had the need for several Sympathy cards lately and so I spent the other weekend making cards to restock my stash. I love the colors of this card so subtle and simple. I did not take a picture of the inside of the card but I did include it in the stamp section.

Stamps Used:

G371 Loved One Special

G375 Bouquet Flowers #1

D368 With Heartfelt Sympathy

November 15, 2021 – Happy Birthday

2021 Releases, Birthday, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, pattern paper

Hello! We got our first snowfall yesterday! It was beautiful. God’s wondrous beauty is all around us.

I needed a birthday card for my nieces boyfriend’s birthday party yesterday. I had some piece and parts already done and so I just had to put it together. Hope you all are staying warm and safe.

Stamps and Dies Used:

EE53 Candles

D366 Happy Birthday

F317 Happiest Birthday

Heartfelt sympathy – November 12, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, pattern paper, With Sympathy

It doesn’t get any simpler! Pattern paper and cutting dies with a simple stamp. I think I make more sympathy cards than anything.

It’s the weekend! Enjoy! I hope you get some Stamping in.

Stamps Used: With Heartfelt Sympathy

November 11, 2022- Bee better soon!

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Frogs & Bugs, Get Well Soon

Good Morning . We love these stamp sets that have 3 different words to change up your saying- BE, BEE, or an actual bee! You will notice that we have started putting unindexed stamps on the web site. That means you have 3 choices for ordering – Cling Mount with indexing, Cling Mount without indexing, and Wood Mount. It will take us a while to get the stamps updated on the website, so please be patient. If you want to order without indexing and it hasn’t been changed on the website / let us know and we can update it for you.

Link to order stamps are below….

G375 Bouquet #1

CMO119 Bee Better Soon Set;

November 10, 2021 – Celebrating You!

2021 Releases, Friendship, smile, Thinking of You

Today’s card always puts a smile on my face! It is so cheerful. Could be birthday card or a new job – really just to celebrate a fabulous friend.

Stamps Used:

F316 Fabulous You!

BB69 Solid & Open Flower

I did use a stencil for the background. I did get the leaf from a really old stamp that was one of our first stamps. That probably is what makes me smile too! Have a great Wednesday.

Thinking of you – November 9, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You

Happy Tuesday! Super simple card today! I love one layer cards I mail my cards often and need to keep them simple.

Stamps Used:

Daisy Vase Stamp

Thinking of You Vertical

Little Bee Set

Little Bee Set #2

Little Bee Set #3

WE used the bee in these sets. They are all the same size.

Kind Words – November 8, 2021

flowers, Friendship, With Sympathy

Happy November! I thought I had better get back in the swing of things! We’ve been pretty occupied around our house. I don’t know where the time goes. My friend Heidi made some cards a while back and so I thought I would post them. She does amazing work. I hope you enjoy I got to stamp most of the day yesterday and it was so much fun. Sometimes you forget how relaxing it can be.

Stamps Used:

Kind Words Banner. Heidi just used part of this stamp… I love that!

Coneflowers Stamp

I hope you have a good Monday!

October 4, 2021

2021 Releases, Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers

Good Evening! I know that it has been awhile since you heard from us! We ran into the great pestilence called Covid. WE are on the mend and doing well. I do love Birthday cards that are simple. As you know, I do things in bunches. I stamped 10-15 floral bouquets and then spent an afternoon coloring them. Such fun! Now they are finding their way into cards. Pictures do not truly show how lovely this card is. I hope you are all well and having fun Stamping.

Stamps Used:

G375 Floral Bouquets

D324 Happy Birthday

G361 Surprise & Delights

Sept 7, 2021 – Always Bee-lated

2021 Releases, Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers

So yes…my cards are usually late…I’m a bee-lated kind of girl but at least I finally get there. I needed a birthday card for a friend. I had several of these bouquets already colored and just needed to be put together. The mosquitoes have been so bad outside that even though it has been sunny outside I’ve been chased inside! I don’t complain too much – love to stamp even after all these years.

Stamps Used:

G373 Best Year Yet Lg

G375 Bouquet #1

C329 Happy Bee lated

CC98 Sunflower w Bee Sm I used just the bee from this set!

Sept 1, 2021- Life Plants

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship

September is here! Amazing. The months and years seem to fly by. September brings knee replacement surgery to me. Little nervous but my knees were what took us off the road but of course then along came covid and changed everybody’s world.

Today’s card was made for a young friend who is moving to Michigan that I am going to miss! You might notice that I cut the flower out several times and stacked them instead of using 3-D-Dots. Love that trick.

Enjoy your first day of September! Fall is coming.

Bee with you – Aug. 31, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You

Hello all! For this card, I used three scallop ovals again with a patterned paper in the background. The white paper is dull gloss and here is the link – https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper. Stamp links are below!

Stamps: CM0122 Can’t Wait to Bee, EE54 Stella Flower

Hello – Aug. 27, 2021

Hello

Happy Friday! My apologies to those who couldn’t see the photo yesterday! I’m not sure what happened. Technical glitch or something. Hopefully it is fixed on the website now and I’ve included it in this post again so you can see in the email.

For this card, same scalloped circle paper as yesterday and I colored the aloe with alcohol ink markers. The lines were created with a marker too but could easily be created with the HH10 Skinny Geometric stamp. Just couldn’t find it when making this card. Working on organization! To create the dots – used a Ranger Glitz Stickle. I might need to add a ribbon yet, like the coffee card.

Links to Hello card Stamps: CM0104 Aloe Vera Trio, G338 Hello

Links to coffee card Stamps: D217 Cappuccino Cup, F274 Sending Latte Get Well

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Latte get well – Aug. 26, 2021

Coffee, Dull Glossy Paper, Get Well Soon

Good morning! Here is a coffee card on a scallop circle card stock. This one is fairly quick, the only part that takes a little more time is cutting out the coffee cup sleeves. But even that doesn’t take much time as the edges are not complicated! Links to stamps are below!

Stamps: D217 Cappuccino Cup, F274 Sending Latte Get Well,

Card stock paper can be found at: The Paper Cut – http://thepapercut.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TPC&Product_Code=SCLPCC&Category_Code=SCLPCRL

Also, I’ll be sharing some home projects soon! I’ve been doing some organizing inside and then we have an outdoor project that is coming along too.

Thoughts and prayers – Aug. 25, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You, With Sympathy

Happy Wednesday!

Keeping it simple with this card. First, cut out three scalloped ovals of white dull gloss paper and stamp the flowers. Very important to set the ovals aside to dry before coloring. Then stamp the words on the lower portion of a 4×5.25” piece of white dull gloss. Again, important to let ink dry before coloring and assembling! The middle scallop oval is popped up with a 3D dot. Links are below!

Stamps: F315 Thoughts and Prayers, HH32 Pansy Large, EE65 Pansy Med

White paper: dull gloss – link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Wishing you – Aug 24, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper

Where has August gone?! Just realized September is just around the corner. Is anyone excited for fall weather? I’m not there yet. 😆

Had some fun with this small scallop flower for this card and was able to use scraps of paper. Link to stamp below!

Stamp: F245 Wishing youhttps://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/f245-wishing-you-dot-dot-dot-just-for-you

Just a note – Aug 23, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Just a Note

Good morning and happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

On this card the white paper is dull gloss (link below) and the key to using it is making sure the ink dries before coloring! It’s so disappointing when it gets smudged. Alcohol ink markers were used to color the images. Loving these cheerful sunflowers right now!

Links to stamps: D371 Just a Note, CC97 April’s Bees Small, EE85 Single Sunflower w Bee, CC98 Single Sunflower w Bee Small

To see all of the 2021 stamps, click on this link – https://shopec.com/shop/ols/categories/2021-new-releases

Link to dull gloss paper – https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Aug 12, 2021 – Birthday Wishes

Birthday, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper

Hello! We’ve been a bit busy around here! I had a birthday party to go to so I grabbed a card kit and put it together. Thought I might as well blog it since I have a little time. The card is pretty bright but I love it.

Stamps Used:

CS101 Birthday Clear Set

G348 Cupcake Lg

CDG348 Cupcake Cutting Die

D331 Birthdsy Wishes

EE53 Birthday Candles

F316 Fabulous You!

Thank you roses – August 5, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Thank You Cards

Good morning! We are starting to look forward to this weekend. Lots of projects ahead!

Here we used some of the new stamps from this year. These flowers make a great pattern and are so fun in so many colors! Off to work now but will hopefully be able to post more cards soon. 😊

Stamps:

BB69 solid and open flower: https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/bb69-solid-and-open-flower

C332 Thank You

Aug 3, 2021 – Birthday Wishes

2021 Releases, Birthday, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers

Hello! Another birthday card today – always need birthday cards. And my favorite polka dots! Lots of polka dots.

Stamps Used:

GG47 Hollyhocks Lg;

CC97 Bees Sm

D367 Birthday Wishes

F301 Happiest and Best of Everything

Eat cake scallop card – August 2, 2021

Birthday

Happy Monday! Here is a birthday card using a circle scallop card stock. The cake is colored with alcohol ink markers.

Links to stamps are below:

GG39 Frosted Cake

G360 Eat Cake

The scallop cards can be found at The Paper Cut: click on link – http://thepapercut.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TPC&Product_Code=SCLPCC&Category_Code=SCLPCRL

Bee with you Card #2 – July 23, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Frogs & Bugs, Missing You

Happy Friday! It’s been a paperwork week with very little stamping but I guess it needs to get done. Hopefully more fun this weekend. 😁

Links to Stamps:

CMO122 Can’t wait to bee Set

C97 April’s Bees Small

GG50 Peony Large

J16 Honeycomb Large

Link to dull gloss paper: https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

July 15, 2021 – Bee Better Soon

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, Frogs & Bugs, Get Well Soon, Thinking of You

Good Morning! The days just seem to move along quickly. I finished work a little early yesterday and was going to get busy with invoicing and sending orders out only to lose the internet! It’s hard to believe how dependent we are on the internet. One thing we can do – is stamp even when the internet is down!

I needed a card to send to a friend in the hospital so I went digging in my stash and was happy to find this card. The pictures just don’t do it justice! The colors are so pretty- orange and yellow.

Have a great day!

Stamp Links;

CMO119 Bee Better Soon

CMO116 Bee Thinking of You

CC97 Single Bees Med

J016 Honeycomb Large

C320 Handmade Card Inside

Bee with you – July 14, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Frogs & Bugs, Thinking of You

Good morning! Sharing another bee card today. Looking forward to when we’ll see old friends again. For now, back to work!

Links to stamps:

J16 Honeycomb Large

CC97 April’s Bees Small

CMO122 Can’t wait to bee Set

Link to dull gloss paper: https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Bee retirement card – July 13, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Frogs & Bugs, Retirement

Good morning and happy Tuesday! This card combines an old stamp with the new stamps. For the honeycomb, just dabbed all across stamp with a small yellow ink pad and then a more golden/orange ink pad for variation. The paper that is stamped on is dull gloss and the bees are colored with alcohol-ink markers.

Links to stamps:

CM0121 Congrats Endeavour Set,

BB68 April’s Bees Small

CC97 April’s Bee Med.

J16 Honeycomb Large

Link to dull gloss paper: https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Treat 4 u – July 12, 2021

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

Good Afternoon! Made this card to use up some pink and orange scraps of paper and thinking I need to do more now. Loving the colors against the white card stock. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Links to stamps:

E254 KB’s Cupcake

G348 KB’s Cupcake Large

G360 Eat Cake!

B295 Treat 4 U

Friendship – July 9, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship

Happy Friday! Used the same words as on yesterday’s card. Paper is dull gloss. Colored images with alcohol ink markers. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Links to Stamps: E294 Not Together Smile, CC97 April’s Bees Small, EE85 Single Sunflower w Bee, CC98 Single Sunflower w Bee Small

Flowers – July 8, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship

Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! We planted more flowers and are loving all the colors. See below for some of the flowers in the garden.

Also, here is a quick card with experimental colors. White paper is dull gloss. Colored with alcohol ink markers. Happy Thursday!

Links to Stamps: E294 Not Together Smile, GG40 Potted Susan, CC97 April’s Bees Small

July 2, 2021 – Thinking of You

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, Frogs & Bugs, Thinking of You

How is it that it is July??! Half of 2021 gone. We have been busy with orders and work. I have a couple days off of work so hoping to get some things caught up. Kids coming tonight! So Excited! Have a save 4th of July!

Yes! I do love polka dots!

Stamp Links:

CMO124 Thank you for BEEing you

June 30, 2021 Happy Birthday

2021 Releases, Birthday, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers

I’ve been using a polka dot stencil that you see showing up on some of my cards. Any one who knows me know that I like polka dots! I stole this card layout from one of a Karissa’s card. I like the simplicity of it. Enjoy your day!

Stamp links;

GG51 Daisy with Triangle Vase Lg

CC97 April’s Bees Small

D366 Happy Birthday

F316 Celebrating You

June 29, 2021 – My Card Kits

2021 Releases, Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper, Just a Note, Thank You Cards, Thinking of You, With Sympathy

So last week I showed you one of my card kits. And so today’s card shows how I put them together.., there are four outside sayings along with a inside saying. So when I need a card I have one with the exact saying that I want.

I love doing cards like this so I have options! I feel like these pictures don’t do the card justice. It is so much better in real life.

Links for stamps

EE85 Single Sunflower w Bee

D366 Happy Birthday

F317 Happiest Birthday

D370 Just for You

E347 Bee Best Year Yet

C322 Thank You

D368 With Heartfelt Sympathy

G374 Special Memories

June 28, 2021 – Happy birthday

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

Happy Monday! Two quick and easy cards today with same stamps and same layout but different colors.

Stamps:

D366 Happy Birthday

BB68 April’s Bees Sm

GG50 Peony Large

June 26, 2021 Graduation Time

Gift Card Holders, Graduation, pattern paper

Good Afternoon! We have had rain for a few days now. We have really needed it but now it can go away although it does make for a good Stamping day! We are off to a graduation party this afternoon and of course my card wasn’t done so quickly had to put one together. You would think I would have a pile of them ready to go. I do have a stash of Birthday and Sympathy. I guess I should just keep working on graduation cards as long as I have all the stamps out!

Have a good weekend.

Stamp links

Pull Here Stamps I used the mini A232 on this card.

C287 Celebrate

B134 Grad Hat Small

Our thoughts – June 24, 2021

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

A sympathy card today. I love these flowers and bees! Can you tell? This is a good card for mailing because it is flat and will fit into a regular envelope nicely. The words can easily be changed to fit other occasions too. Links are below!

Stamps: F255 Our Thoughts, EE85 Single Sunflower w Bee Med, CC98 Single Sunflower w Bee Small

Thank you flower vase – June 23, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Thank You Cards

Good morning! This is a fun way to use white card stock and patterned paper. I’m having trouble deciding whether to add ribbon or not. The card folds at the top. What do you think?

Links are below.

Links to Stamps:

C332 Thank You

BB68 April’s Bees Sm

FF60 Daisy

CDFF60 Daisy in Triangle Vase Cutting Die

Thank You – June 22, 2021

2021 Releases, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, Thank You Cards

So this is how my cards start off generally. I will make lots of flowers and color and cut them out. I will stamp and punch out words. Then I’ll build kits of cards. Then when I need a card – I grab a kit and put it together with the words that I want! Then the rest gets put back into the kit pile.

I did add a little bee at the last minute. I needed a thank you card so I looked at my kits and came up with this card.

Links to stamps:

C332 Thank You

CMO104 Aloe Vera

BB68 April’s Bees Sm