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

Birthday wishes – June 18, 2021

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

Happy Friday! On this card, the background is created with a solid block and to create the gradient, it is stamped three times before re-inking. The cupcake is colored with alcohol ink markers. Background white piece is dull gloss and oval cut out is regular white cardstock. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Links are below! Click on the stamp number to see on the website.

Stamps: A076 Retro Bitty Block, D367 Birthday Wishes, E254 KB‘s Cupcake

Bird nest – June 17, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You

Good Afternoon! We have been enjoying the birds around our house these days. Since we have not been traveling – we have been able to more consistently fill the bird feeders and the birds have been fun to watch and see how they are nesting. The deer love the feeders too! 😆

Stamps links on website:

GG32 Baby Birds in Nest

B127 Thinking of You Wishing Near

Can’t wait to bee – June 9 2021

2021 Releases, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship, Missing You

Hello! Yellow, Sunflowers and Bees!! So much to love about this card. There is so many of you I miss and would love to see.

CMO122 Can’t wait to bee Set

CC98 Single Sunflower w Bee Small

EE85 Single Sunflower w Bee Med

New endeavor – June 5, 2021

2021 Releases, pattern paper, Retirement

Good Morning! We are living with some pretty hot weather these days. Hope you all are staying cool. It seems like lots of people are making life changing decisions these days and this is s great card to send to them. I love the map pattern paper.

Stamps Used:

CMO122 New Endeavor Set

D370 Just for You

Loved one – June 4, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

Happy Friday! Here is a very simple sympathy card that only takes a few minutes to put together. To stamp the sympathy phrase, I placed the white piece of paper with the oval cutout on the card and marked lightly with a pencil where the edges were before taking away the white piece and stamping the words. Then stamped the flower and bee on the white piece, colored the images and assembled.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and links are below.

Stamps: G374 Loved One Special, BB68 April’s Bees Small, CC98 April’s Sunflower

Birthday wishes – June 3, 2021

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

We always seem to need birthday cards. 🎉 This one comes together pretty quickly. Most time consuming part is coloring the cake but it’s also the most fun! Links are below.

Stamps: D367 Birthday Wishes, GG39 Frosted Cake

I haven’t stamped the inside yet but am considering these options: G344 A Birthday Wish or F146 Best Birthday or F319 Belated Birthday.

Christmas in June! June 2, 2021

Christmas Cards, Dull Glossy Paper, pattern paper

Good Evening! Wisconsin hit almost 80 degrees today! Somewhere in the high 70’s. You may wonder why I am posting a Christmas card… I don’t know how many of you know but I went back to work as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician which is what I did prior to Stamping. It has been very rewarding back in the eye business. I needed some Christmas cards for one of the doctors and came up with this simple idea.

The background is printed paper for ease and quick ability to make lots of cards. You could use a background stamp, emboss, or whatever you want. Enjoy!

Stamps Used:

B281 School Teacher Glasses

EE51 Santa’s Hat

C113 Ho Ho Ho

June 1, 2021 – Just a Note

Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Just a Note

Good Evening. I have a little time so I thought I would share a card. This bouquet is one of my favorites of the new stamps. Hope your weekend was good – ours was filled with family and friends! The best kind of weekend.

Stamps Used: G375 Bouquet #1

D371 Just a Note

May 27,2021 – Just for You

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

Good Morning. The weather is warming up here in Wisconsin. Yesterday’s weather was a perfect 68 degrees with the sun shining. Loving it!

A simple card this morning. This is a great sketch to use when you are in a hurry. This card is super easy to just change words and make this card Birthday, Thinking of You, or just about anything! The Aleo Vera Cutting Die is back in stock for any who have been waiting for it.

Stamps Used:

CMO104 Trio Aleo Vera

CDCMO104 Aleo Vera Cutting Die

D370 Just For You

Thinking of you – May 25, 2021

Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You

Good morning, another card with a flower bouquet because it is so fun to color! 😊

Click on the links below to see the stamps on the website.

Stamps: G375 Floral Bouquet #1, BB68 April’s Bees Small, B127 Thinking of you, F235 Triple Flag

With Sympathy- May 18, 2021

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, With Sympathy

Good Evening! Today’s card is a quick and easy sympathy card. I have been making more cards flat so they mail easy.

Stamps Used:

GG47 Hollyhocks

B202 With Sympathy vertical mini

BB60 Butterflies

G374 Sympathy

Can’t Wait – May 17, 2021

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

Hello. We’ve been busy around here! Did manage to get some stamping done. So hopefully you will enjoy a few cards this week!

Stamps & Cutting Dies Used:

GG51 Daisy Triangle Vase Lg

CMO119 Bee Better Soon

Rick Rack Trim Cutting Dies

Happy birthday aloe – June 7, 2021

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

Happy Monday! On this card the happy birthday is stamped on regular card stock and the aloe plants on dull gloss paper. This card layout is a great way to use up my small white scraps as you only need a piece that is 0.75″W x 3.25″L.

Stamps: CMO104 Aloe Trio, D324 Happy Birthday

Copic Markers: G43 Pistachio, YG99 Marine Moss, YG03 Yellow Green, E31 Brick Beige, YR16 Apricot, YR68 Orange, B99 Agate, B91 Pale Grayish Blue

Have a great Monday!!