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Monday, December 24, 2012

Frosted Window

Hello Hivers,

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas tomorrow.  Be safe and remember that JESUS is the reason we are celebrating.

Technique:  Frosted Window

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season and Bells & Boughs

Colors:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, More Mustard and Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Holiday Frame Impressions Folder and  Vellum card stock

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Vote Shelli Top Direct Sales CEO

Hello Hivers,

Help us vote Shelli Gardner Top Direct Sales CEO.  Click on the link, scroll down to Stampin' Up!/Shelli on the drop down menu and click her name.  A red vote button will appear....click it.


click link below




Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Friday, December 21, 2012

Shimmery Stained Glass

Hello Hivers,

All I can say is WOW!  I love this technique.  I don't like playing with glitter too much, but the results from this technique are awesome.  I used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and a few Sharpie markers.  The Paper Doily Sizzlits L die is perfect for this technique.  I also tried it out with some retired punches.  I am hoping to get a camera stand so that I can make video tutorials for all the techniques I am sharing.


Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Faux Tearing



Hello Hivers,

The faux tearing technique has got to be one of my favorites.  I love making one layer cards that look like multiple layers.  I used the Snow Swirled stamp set for this card.  I hope you all try some of these techniques.  I am having so much fun filling up my technique book.

COLORS:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, and Bashful Blue

Until next time....Buzzz you later, Honeybee

Monday, December 17, 2012

Spots For Christmas


Hello Hivers,

These are the final two designs for my 2012 Christmas cards.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations.  We will now return to learning and trying new Techniques.

Thanks for buzzzing by the Hive.
Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Friday, December 14, 2012

Faux Silk

Hello Hivers,
Today's technique is called Faux Silk.  I loved creating this card.  It turned out just as I planned.  I mean just as fellow stamper, Tamie Ackerson planned.  Of course, this is a CASE.  The only major change was adding the faux silk technique to my card.



I used the Nature Walk stamp set to create this beauty. The card stock is Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.  I actually used two other techniques on this card:  Direct to Paper (DTP) and Marker to Stamp.  I have separate cards to share with those techniques.

Well, I want  to thank you for buzzzing by the Hive today.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Inside Christmas


Hello Hivers,

Today I thought I would share the inside of the cards I made for Christmas.  The greeting on the inside is from the Delight Dozen stamp set.  As Kay mentioned on her blog, these cards are designed to have no waste.  The DSP is used in its entirety and the tree on the inside is from the cut out on the front of the card.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Monday, December 10, 2012

Misting/Faux Watercolor

Hello Hivers,

Today I am sharing another CASEd card.  This one comes from Anna Keyes.  I found her card over on Stampin' Connection.  Actually, I found her video.  I thought this card was super cute.  I just had to make it. It uses the Reason to Smile stamp set (limited edition).  The colors are just so fun and bright.

Until next time....Buzzz you later, Honeybee

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quick Christmas

Hello Hivers,

Just a quick post to share two more designs of my Christmas cards for this year.  The card pictured at the bottom also shows the matching envelope.  Loving this DSP stack.  Check out the Holiday Catalog on the left of my blog.  Just click the title.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Scratch-N-Sniff

Hello Hivers,

Today I am sharing the scratch-n-sniff technique.  I used clear embossing powder mixed with Kool Aid.  Now that Stampin' Up! carries scented embossing powder, this technique may not be needed.  I just wanted to try it.  I must say, I don't like the results.  The smell is wonderful, but the Kool Aid smears even after heat embossing.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Monday, December 3, 2012

2012 Christmas Cards

Hello Hivers,

Here are 2 more designs for my 2012 Christmas cards.  I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to top the trees.  I thought the cards needed a little dazzle.

Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla  and Whisper White (card base).


Until next time....Buzzz you later,
 Honeybee



Friday, November 30, 2012

Brown & Blue Twinkle

Hello Hivers,

This DSP just screams Christmas to me.  The punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack was used to replace the brads on Kay's cards.  I just added a little dot in the middle with my white gel pen.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Multi-Colored Spots

Hello Hivers,

Here is another design for my 2012 Christmas Cards.  I love this DSP.  The portion of DSP under the greeting is the reverse side of the spotted DSP.  I didn't have matching ribbon for all the colors and I didn't want to waste any of the DSP, so this is what I came up with.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Monday, November 26, 2012

Striped Greetings

Hello Hivers,

Today I am sharing a card that I CASEd from Kay Kalthoff.  She has a video tutorial on her blog on the "how to" of everything about this card.  I only made minor changes to my card.  The DSP is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Pack in the Holiday catalog.  There are 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  I used 10 of the designs to make my 2012 Christmas cards.  I embossed the greeting with White Embossing Powder.  I used the tree framelit from the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies.  I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  Now the count down is on for Christmas.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shimmer & Glimmer Boxed Christmas


Hello Hivers,

Here is the box that I made to store the 12 cards and envelopes I shared earlier this week.  I used Connie Stewarts custom box making instructions.  The design on top of the box comes from Carrie Rhoades.  She designed a beautiful Christmas card and I made a few changes to  make it work for my box.  I used the Champagne Glimmer Paper to add lots of sparkle, in addition to Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol.  I embossed the image form Ornament Keepsakes with Gold Embossing Powder before running it through the Big Shot with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die.  I also used the Lacey Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder along with a snow flake from the Snow Swirled stamp set to create interest in the background.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Limeade Christmas

Hello Hivers,

Here is the 3rd and final design being given to my children's teachers.  This is also a CASE from K. Baker.  The only thing I changed on this card is the addition of the Rhinestone Basic Jewel.  The ink and DSP are Lucky Limeade.  I used the Festival of Prints DSP Stack from the Holiday Catalog.  The sentiment is from Greetings of the Season stamp set, also in the Holiday Catalog.


Until next time....Buzzz you later,
 Honeybee

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cherry Cobbler Greetings

Hello Hivers,

Today I am sharing cards I made for my children's teachers.  They will be getting these two designs plus one more that I will share on Wednesday.   It is a box set for them to give out to friends and family.  They will be getting 4 of each design with coordinating envelopes.  The designs came from a fellow stamper, K Kathy Baker.  I changed a few things, but not much.  I used Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding but the ink is Raspberry Ripple.  The stamp set that I used is Greetings of the Season, found in the Holiday Catalog.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Friday, November 16, 2012

Faux Alligator/Snake Skin

Hello Hivers,

This is a technique that I have used many times.  I just love it.  I seen this card over on Glenda's blog.  I knew I was going to CASE it as soon as I seen it.  She has a video tutorial on this technique.  I used the Zoo Review stamp set and embossed the image with Early Espresso Embossing Powder.  Click here  and here to see other samples of this technique in the Hive archives.



Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Another New & Exciting Product

Hello Hivers,

 TEXTURE BOUTIQUE EMBOSSING MACHINE FROM SIZZIX


Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. It comes in Sizzix packaging and is the same color and design that is sold in stores. We recommend you read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique and that you pass the same recommendation on to customers who purchase it.
'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
Includes
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
$29.95
Includes
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim





Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Stampin' Up! Is Going High Tech

Hello Hivers,

TALKING TAGS--AN EXCITING PRODUCT FROM SIZZIX




With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

How to send a voice message:

  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure your ready!).

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).







Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Direct to Paper (DTP)



Hello Hivers,

When I stumbled across this technique, I was shocked that I had never tried it before.  Yes, I have used DTP on the edges of my cards, but never to create a background like this.  If you look close, you can see the "wiggle" movements I made while dragging the ink pad across the paper.  I used the 2012-2014 In Colors on these cards. I had fun creating them.  I usually on make two of each card.  I made three of these and a fourth using the same technique.

Enjoy you day.
Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Monday, November 12, 2012

Two-Step Stamping

Hello Hivers,

Let me start off by saying that I CASEd the layout of this card from someone.  I have been doing a good job at keeping track of who has been inspiring my creativity.  I can't remember the creator of this sketch.
I love the way this card turned out.  The stamp set is retired but I still love it.  When I looked through my inventory of stamps, I noticed that I don't have very many two-step stamp sets.  I will have to remedy that problem.  LOL

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
 Honeybee

Saturday, November 10, 2012

BIRTHDAY WISHES

HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY, JEREMIAH!

I LOVE YOU

MOM

Friday, November 9, 2012

Emboss Resist

Hello Hivers,

This card was made using the Blooming Kindness stamp set.  I used Basic Gray and Blushing Bride as my colors.  This card does not have a home yet. If your birthday is coming up, be sure to keep an out for this wonderful card.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reverse Masking

Hello Hivers,

I don't know if any of my friends or family members are expecting right now, but I have been on a baby card making spree.  The Two by Two stamp set is just so adorable.  I like that fact that I can color it with lots of colors.  Or just sponge over it with a couple of colors the way I have done here.



Until next time....Buzzz you later, 
Honeybee






Monday, November 5, 2012

Spotlighting With Punches

Hello Hivers,

For today's card I used the Elements of Style stamp set.  After stamping the image I embossed it with the Lattice Impressions Folder.  I used Very Vanilla and Early Espresso card stock.  The sentiment was punched out with the Modern Label punch.

Until next time....Buzzz you later, Honeybee

Friday, November 2, 2012

Brayered Impressions Folder

Hello Hivers,



 Today I am sharing a couple of cards that I CASEd from Dawn Olchefske.  I did, however, change the stamp set that I used.  I love this technique with tone on tone.  It can also be done with different colors.  I used my VersaMarker to make a shadow on the images.  I think that is a technique called Ghosting.

Thanks for buzzzing by the Hive.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Thursday, November 1, 2012

FREE, FREE, AND FREE

Hello Hivers,




Click HERE to find out more.

 Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paper Piecing Birthday


Hello Hivers,

This is a Happy Birthday/Halloween card, hence the black cat on a platter.  I made this card for my brother-in-law.  Today is his birthday.  I love this stamp set, but I am sorry to say that it is retired.  The cat is from another retired set.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I used to execute this technique is from Howlstooth & Scaringbone.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee

Monday, October 29, 2012

Faux Stitching

Hello Hivers,

You know, I love sharing my projects with you all.  I just have one major problem.  I never know what to say.

I love the bright colors in this DSP.  I CASE so many cards, that I can't remember if this is an original or not.  LOL  That is sad, I know.

I am having fun trying out all these new and not so new techniques.  I will have a wonderful collection of cards to share with my friends, family and customers when I am finished with my Technique Book.

Until next time....Buzzz you later,
Honeybee


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Day: Free & 50% Off Items


 Hello Hivers,


What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!

What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. 

When: October 29-November 5, 2012.

See the list of kits below. You can also view our kits in the online store here. Note that the sale won't be reflected in the store until October 29.

ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
50% Off
130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
130852Spring Break II Kit$9.95$4.97
129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
132567Winter Wonders Kit$9.95$4.97
127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97


Until next time....Buzzz you later, Honeybee

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