Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Bee-utiful you...

Hello again!

I'm currently busy working behind the scenes on a few deadlines so I thought I would share a couple of quickie cards using the Bee-utiful You set. There are times when we get low on cards to add to the Sweet November Stamps orders that come in so I come up with a simple design that I can mass produce multiple cards from. Both of these adorable peeking bees represent two different batches of quickie cards that I made this spring.


 

As you can see, this old Prima Hex Background stamp came in super handy on both of these fun designs. I hope you are having just as much fun with this Bee-utiful You cutie as I am! 

Laters!

Supply list:
cardstock- Simon Says Stamp and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Bee-utiful You), Prima (Hex Background)

ink- Memento rich cocoa, Papertrey Ink honey nut and Studio Calico clear blue

My Favorite Things decorative stitched border die

My Favorite Things cloud stencil

Prima flower

baker's twine

Doodlebug enamel dots

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
bee- V01, Y00, Y11, Y02, Y21, Y26, YR24, R30, R44, R47, E49/Y0000, YR30, W2

sky- B04, B16

Supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Bee-utiful You), Prima (Hex Background) and The Greeting Farm (What's Buzzin)

ink- Memento rich cocoa, Papertrey Ink honey nut and dark chocolate

Papertrey Ink small noted scallop die

Doodlebug enamel dots

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
bee- V01, Y11, Y02, Y21, Y26, YR24, R30, R44, R47, E49/Y0000, YR30, W2

background- Y15, Y17, Y38, YR27

 

Monday, June 17, 2024

Sunny Wishes...

Good morning!

The adorable Seaside Girls set is a long time favorite of mine from Hello Bluebird and yesterday they were calling to me to be inked up once again. Not having a whole lot of time for crafting, I settled on a cute mini slimline scene using the Nesting Deckle Mini Slimline die set. To begin creating the story I first stamped the seagull holding a seashell before masking and adding the piling post as his perch. Next I masked off the piling as well before adding the cutie with the long, flowing hair directly behind it. Stamping all of the main images so tightly together not only adds depth to the scene but it also plays to the tall vertical nature of the narrow slimline card. I wanted to put this little beach comber into a sunny seaside scene so I went with a lot of clear blues contrasted by the golden sand to achieve that look. The sentiment was borrowed from the Beach Play set and stamped into the blue sky with a coordinating blue ink. I gotta say, I'm always so happy with the cards I create using this classic stamp set.  :)

Stay sunny and stay crafty!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Seaside Girls and Beach Play)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler it's a boy

Hello Bluebird Nesting Deckle mini slimline die

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- E50, E42, E43, E53, E74
swimsuit/pail- B000, B00, B32, B34, B45/C3, C4, C6
sand- E30, E31, E33, E35, E41, E43
piling/seagull- E41, E42, E43, E44, E47/C00, C2, W3, W4, N5, Y17, YR24
crab/shells- YR02, YR04, YR18/E50, E81, E71, E93, E97
sky- B000, B00, B21, C0, 0

sea- B000, B00, B21, B23, B24

Sunday, June 16, 2024

I believe in you...

Olo!

Every month Sweet November design team member, Allison Cope hosts a fun card swap in the Friends of Sweet November Stamps Facebook group. June's swap theme was fairies and I knew I had this cute digi scene already printed and sitting in the stack of images on my desk, just waiting to be colored. These tiny fairies and the jar are from the Little Bit of Magic vault release that came out a few years back. I put Fairy Brie and Fairy Beebe inside the jar that is lying on it's side and added Sonata from the Briar and Sonata digi set looking in at them from the outside. The sentiment is from the I Believe in You clear set, which I thought was a pretty fitting message to go with these magical cuties. Now that I know my swap partner has received this card in the mail, I felt it was time to share it here on the ol' blog.  :)

Enjoy the rest of your wekend!



Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- Sweet November (Fairy Brie, Fairy Beebe, Briar and Sonata and Jar)

stamps- Sweet November Stamps (I Believe in You)
ink- Catherine Pooler sweet sixteen
Mama Elephant Stitched Deckle die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

standing hair/dress- RV63, V04, V17/BG11, BG23, BG45, BG49, BG70, BG72, BG57, BG78
kneeling hair/dress- RV00, RV02, RV13, RV34/V01, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26, Y17, YR04
jar- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, E84, E87, E89, C2, C3, B00
sky- BG000, B00, BG01, BG70, 0

grass/ground- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63, YG17, G46, E31, E34
cricket- YG01, YG13, YG93, YG95, YG97

Saturday, June 15, 2024

So flippin' cute...

Hello again!

Today the team and I are reviewing the Summertime Fun clear release at Sweet November and this time around I've inked up one of the cute seals from the Tide Pool Pals set. He looks so happy to be lounging on the beach, simply living his best life, LOL! To help create that perfect beach home, I grabbed the older Seaside Cliffs Background Builder set and with a bit of masking made it appear to be of in the distance behind this sweet seal. It was nice that it was the perfect size to fill this mini slimline card too. With a fairly limited color palette this whole scene was pretty darn quick to color up and it really makes me smile.  :)

I will be coloring another stamp from the new release during my Live at 11am PDT over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. Hopefully you can join me!

Laters!

 

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Sweet November Stamps
(Tide Pool Pals and Seaside Cliffs Background Builder)
ink- Memento tuxedo black

Whimsy Stamps rounded stitch mini slimline die
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
seal- E40, E41, E42, E81, 0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N7/E25, E47

sky/sea- B000, B00, B01, B52, 0/B45
beach- E31, E33, E42, E44

cliffs- YG03, YG63, G85, W3, T4, T6


 

Friday, June 14, 2024

A super chill day...

 


Hey there!

I just can't resist playing with more of the super cute critters that make up the new Chilliezgraphy by Pei Summer Fun collection at Purple Onion Designs. With 12 new stamps to choose from I'm finding it difficult to pick a favorite but this chill kitty is definitely right up there. She is called, Tofu Time to Relax, and she has certainly found the best spot on the beach for a sunset cat nap. To help set this ocean side scene I paired Tofu with the Sunrise Sunset background that released last year, stamping it with the light Desert Sand ink for a more subtle no-line effect. The sentiment is another from the new Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment set, made to compliment these new stamps perfectly. 

You still have through tomorrow to grab the whole bundle deal for 30% OFF, which is a really fantastic deal.  :)

Toodles!


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Tofu Time to Relax, Sunrise Sunset and Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and desert sand, Catherine Pooler icing on the cake
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle die set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sand- E30, E31, E33, E42, E43, E44
sky- Y0000, Y000, YR000, YR00, R30, R12, R43, R83, RV42

sea- Y0000, YR000, YR82, YR31, R81, R83
chair- E53, E57, E59, E40, E81, E43, R22, R24

cat/flower- YR30, E50, E51, E43, YR21, YR12, YR14, YR27, R000, R30, E04/Y00, Y17
umbrella- E44, E47, W00, W2, W4, Y11, Y13, Y21, Y26, R22, R24