Yay for Honey Bee Stamps!

I didn’t realize that I misplaced the entire month of July somewhere.  I did not make a blogpost all of July.  It is not that I wasn’t busy making cards.  In fact, I think I was busier than ever.  In fact, I was as busy as a bee……………………………pun totally intended……………making cards from Honey Bee Stamps for samples at Scrapendipity.  I am a big fan of this company and was so happy when Selena decided to bring them into the store.

This card will end up as a sample at the store shortly, but I thought I would post it here first.  The stamp and die set is called Way to Goat and it is just so cute.  The set immediately reminded me of the herd of goats “hired” by the City of Calgary to eat the grass down on the hills and boulevards around town.  The goats do not know that they are severely underpaid, and seem content with their jobs.  Maybe, I should volunteer to be their Union Rep.

I combined the above stamp set with Lawn Fawn’s  Small Lift the Flaps Slimline die to create the Congratulations card shown here.  I think the card would be great for everything from Congrats on entering Kindergarten to Congrats on landing a first job.

 

 

 

This is the inside of the card.

A Little Late to the Party

Before I left for the winter in Phoenix, I had ordered the Bee Bundle from Stampin Up.   The bundle was waiting for me when I hastily returned early due to Covid-19.  I can say that the bee designer paper from this bundle,  is my all-time favourite from Stampin Up.

The stamp and die set was sitting in my “New” drawer screaming to come out and play.  I know I am very late to the party as the new 20-21 catalogue is now out, but I still wanted to see what I could do with this set.  The not late to the party part is that I designed a slimline card which is taking cardmaking by storm right now, and I used a brand new slimline wonky stitches die by Trinity stamps.

I had a tough time deciding which of the designer papers to use, so I set about making a second card so that I could use more paper and elements.  It is unusual that I have actually cut into this paper without having a second collection to hoard.

 

Wild Whisper 6 Feet Apart

It was Christmas in the Debbie drawer at work.  I even tried to disguise the bag from myself, when bringing it into my craft room Yes, there was that much.  I didn’t actually realize how much I had ordered when everything was held up due to Covid-19.  Well, it is all arriving now.

One of the most anticipated arrivals was the 6 Feet Apart Collection from Wild Whisper.  This collection is just brimming with great images and clever sentiments.

The idea I had with this card was to make the elements recyclable.  I wanted to be able to make a sample card for the store, but I also wanted these great images for a scrapbook layout later when I document what a wonderful year 2020 was…………NOT!   By putting the elements on a slimline tag from Pinkfresh Studios, I can just cut off the front of the card at a later date and add it to a Covid-19 layout…………..easy peasy.

 

I got Happy Mail

It was a great day in the mailbox yesterday, as I finally received my April Kit from Hero Arts.

I feel like I am very late to the party, but set about making some cards with the kit.  The theme is/was Australia and it has some wonderful stamps and dies to support this.  These cards were all made with an add-on stamp and die set from the Heroscapes line.  I love the realistic look of the beach and ocean.

 

Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Bloghop Day 8

This is the last day of the Coffee Bloghop.  You would think that time would be dragging under the current circumstances, but it sure doesn’t feel that way.  Maybe, I have just become so inefficient.  As I told someone the other day, I am going to have to start getting dressed on Monday for work on Tuesday or I am going to be late.  Yes, I am going back to work on Tuesday!

This card is a very simple one with a lot of assistance from the Ciao Bella paper. It also features one of my favorite animals at the moment, being the sloth.  I probably like them so much because they make me look ambitious by comparison.   I am telling myself that I am doing something quick so I can get outside to get some gardening done.  We will see if that happens.

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Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer 2020 Bloghop

 

 

20Spring-SummerBannerFor today’s card, I decided to use the Magic Iris die.  I had taken a class at Creativation using this die.  I had some difficulty following Kelly Marie Alvarez’s simple instructions and my  “iris” winked but did not close. LOL.  I don’t like to leave a project in a not done right state and so I was anxious to make this one correctly.  I am happy to say this one worked out and looks nice with the great Ciao Bella coffee paper.

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Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer 2020 Bloghop Day 6

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I have had a fascination for Meerkats for a while now.  I watch videos of them doing what Meerkats do……………….at least the version of what they do when they live in a zoo.  A group of Meerkats is called a mob and if you watch videos of them, you will realize why.  Social distancing is just NOT in their DNA!  They do take turns being the “watchkat” for the mob.  If they find anything interesting the “watchkat” alerts the mob and organized chaos ensues.  On my card, the “watchkat” has discovered a little cache of tea forgotten about in one their tunnels, and it has created quite a stir in the mob.

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Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer 2020 Bloghop Day 5

 

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Sitting on my desk this morning was a new die I got from Tutti Designs. It is called Twisted Rope but I thought it looked like a fishing net and so I decided to use it that way.  It was a bit of a stretch to make a coffee card with a fishing net background, but I think it turned out quite cute.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 4

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For today’s card, I decided to do a slimline card with some rainbow coloured coffee cups.

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Spring Card Camp 2 Day 20

Well, how about that?  I have been through 40 days and 40 nights of cardmaking classes between Spring Card Camp 1 and Spring Card Camp 2.  Somedays I feel like I should have used those 40 days and 40 nights to build the modern equivalent of an ark………………….maybe like a giant dog cone that fits on the top my head and goes down to my toes.  Then maybe I could walk around wherever I want without fear of the scourge raining down on me.

Today’s tutorial was about paper weaving.  I was afraid that it was going to be time-consuming and I wouldn’t like the result when it was all over.  Luckily, I was wrong on both counts.  It didn’t take that long and only one colour choice change, I was done.

Both cards turned out well.  Take a look: