Dec 15, 2014

Lissy Bee Stamps Debut..... "Be My Friend" Collection





Welcome Friends.... Today is the BIG DAY!  The Debut of Elisabeth Bell's newest line of stamps.  
We are excited to be a part of this excitement.  To celebrate, we are having a blog hop! 
This is the FIRST of many releases, of the new "Lissy Bee Stamps" line, being presented to you by The Lissy Bee Stamps DT.

Hopefully you've arrived here from our dear Althea's blog, but if not, don't worry, you can always start at the beginning.  I would hate for you to miss a single piece of some awesome inspiration, and the new darling 
Lissy Bee Stamps "Be my friend Collection"

I can not even tell you how truly excited each of us have been to be part of this new adventure.
After hopping with us today, we are sure that you will find yourself just as excited as we have been.


I'm sure that you have already seen some amazing creations along the way.  Are you in LOVE or what?  Beautiful work!!!

I have had the pleasure of working with
** ROSEBUD **

I have created an adorable apple basket and gift tag/card to go with it.



I have to say I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the way this set turned out.

A closer photo of the tag


Completely ADORABLE, Right?

and the basket by itself



I didn't use any template for the basket, I just kind of figured it out as I went along. First I figured out how wide my strips of paper needed to be, then allowed for space in between strips, and it all just seemed to fall into place after that.  The apple paper is actually stamped and hand colored.  Yes I took the time to do that, because I thought it would make the absolute most perfect paper for just such a project.  Of course my tag uses the same paper so that this makes the perfect set.  Everything was colored using my Copic markers, and a couple of Prisma Colored pencils. (Colors are listed below if interested)

But this basket and gift card isn't all that I have to share with you today.

I've also created a unique fold card using
** STORY TIME **


What a darling little guy!!!


I told you he was "CUTE AS CAN BE"....

Here is an "open" view of the card....


 Does this type of fold have a specific name?  I have no idea, but I thought it looked interesting, so of course I had to give it a try.  I love how it turned out.

This darling "Story Time" stamp was also colored with Copic markers, and a couple of Prisma Colored Pencils. Again if your interested, the colors are listed below.
The papers I used are from DCWV.
I made the larger glittery star embellishments by layering several stars together, gluing them, then running them through my cuddle bug, using my bubble style embossing folder. Then I topped them with Stickles, and they became the perfect embellishments.  I've also added some metal eyelets, and there you have it.  The perfect little boys card.

So what's a blog hop without any prizes????  

We have PRIZES.... 
So make sure to leave comments along the way.  Your final stop will be the "Queen Bee" herself, Elisabeth Bell's Blog (last on the list), so please make sure to leave her some love, and let her know what you think!

We will pick ONE lucky winner who will win THREE stamps of their choice from the "Bee My Friend" collection that we are showcasing today.  PLUS a Digital Stamp of your choice as well, from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  WAIT.... There's more.....  TWO lucky commenters will be chosen at random from 2 of our DT Blog comments, to win ONE stamp of their choice.    So please make sure you leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance to be a winner!

So please be sure to leave a comment before you jump on over to our very Creative, Carla's Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.  It's always so encouraging to read what others have to say  =)


Challenges I've Entered:

Copic Colors Used:  - ROSEBUD
E00, 943-Burnt Ochre Prisma,
E25, E29, E33, E50
R85, R81
C1, C3, C00, 1061-Cool Gray 30% Prisma
B41, B45, R02, R29, R35, R39
YG11, YG17, YG67
1101-Denim Blue Prisma

Copic Colors Used:  - STORY TIME
E00, 943-Burnt Ochre Prisma,
 E07, E09, E50, R02
B41, 906-Copenhagen Blue Prisma
YG03, YG17, E25, E31, E33, E37,
YR14, R08, 935-Black Prisma


Nov 25, 2014

An adorable way to celebrate the Holidays



HOW can it be November 25th already???  Where are the months going?  I feel like it was just a week or two ago, I was sitting outside on the porch, enjoying watching my daughter playing in her water table, and enjoying the sunshine.  Now we are a month away from Christmas!  Boy oh Boy!!

Today begins a new challenge over on the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.  The theme is "Christmas or Winter Wonderland"

I've decided to use one of the holiday cookie trays that I made and have ready to go for our towns annual "Elves Night Out" craft fair.  This is just one of 5 that I've made...  But I do think that this could be my favorite!

I've used "Lil' Lynda's Piano Forte" from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection, and a portion of a Belles 'n Whistles stamp called "Bell's Carols" (of course Stamped, Scanned, and Enlarged) for my focal point.



This is a wooden tray which I've painted, and the image was colored using my favorite coloring medium COPIC Markers.  I just love coloring with the Red/Green/Gold combination for the holidays.
The colors I've used are:
{Skin} E00, 943-Burnt Ochre (Prisma Pencil)
{Hair} E50, E53, YR21, E25, E29, E33
{Clothing} R29, R35, R39, YG03, YG17, YG67, E42, E43
{Accessories}  Y02, Y26, YR23, W1, W3, W5, W9,

The papers I've used were taken from my stash of holiday papers, and I really have no clue what brand they are.  I'm thinking they may be DCWV though.  I just ADORE these papers. I've use a string of sparkling red beads around the edge, it really sets things off nicely.  It was just what was needed, a little touch of bling to tie it all together!
I've topped everything off with some Mod Podge, and this is truly an adorable Holiday cookie tray.  I honestly don't think I want to even sell this one.  I might have to keep it for myself.  LOL

Challenges entered:






Nov 18, 2014

CUTENESS ALERT!!!



Hello there.  Boy it's been a while since I really posted here it seems.  I've been super busy, crafting, but preparing for many things to come.  

First of all, I want to share with you all the exciting news about 
Elisabeth Bell's newest Stamp Company.  
"LissyBee Stamps"

You may have heard, and you may not have,
But it's official launch will be on December 15th, 
and we've been super busy preparing for the big day!



There will be a new release every two months!!!
 HURRAY!!!

 I know that I'm pretty excited about Elisabeth's new company.

But okay, you didn't come here to read about that, did you?
(I'm glad you did though)

I have a card to share with you today, featuring an adorable little Elisabeth Bell design from Elphine House Australia!  This one is called "Gifts" and she and her little puppy were super fun to color and design with.

The challenge theme over at Elphine House Australia this month is to use your favorite color combination.  This could be your PERSONAL favorite colors, Your Crafting Favorite Colors, your Favorite colors for this time of year, or whatever... It can't get much easier than that, right?

I've used my personal favorite color combination.
Teal/Purple
I just LOVE these colors together.


The Copic colors that I used are listed below.  The purple paper was actually a piece of white card stock that I used copics to color on.  I just didn't have any paper at all that was the right shade of "purple"  Purple seems to be a very hard color to match.... It could have a bluish tint, a pink tint, a grayish tint, a burgundy tint... It's crazy!!  But THIS is just ONE of the shades of purple that I'm in love with.

I am entering this card into these challenges:


Copic Colors Used:
{Skin} E00, Prisma Colored Pencil #943 Burnt Ochre
{Hair} E29, E33
{Clothing} BG10, BG32, BG49, V0000, V05, V09
B41, Prisma Colored Pencil #1101 Denim Blue
{Other Colors} W00, W1, E31, E25, B24, B26, R39, R81, R85, YG67, G14





Nov 5, 2014

Lissy Bee Stamps Debut



Today is the first day of the big reveal!
You won't want to miss this!


Many of you may already know that Elisabeth Bell has ventured into the Stamp production realm of the crafting world.  Not only is she the most talented illustrator, and mastermind behind all of your favorite Elisabeth Bell Designs, but she will soon be launching her own company with new releases every other month.

"Lissy Bee Stamps"

The grand opening will be on December 15th, beginning with a blog hop featuring the first 6 stamps to be released.

Stay tuned as there will be more updates as the time comes closer.

For now, how about a little sneak peek of what's coming next month.


Some of you may recognize some of these, and some may not.
Either way, you will surely fall in love.

Stay tuned for more information about "Lissy Bee Stamps" coming soon.
Elisabeth Bell will be posting more as time goes on, over on her Facebook Page


Oct 25, 2014

Take Time To Smell The Flowers for EBWorld Challenge



Wow, I have just realized that the month of October is nearly over!  The time is sure flying by.  I don't think I like that idea very much.

It's time for this months challenge over at Elisabeth Bells' World.  The theme this month is to create something using your favorite colors.

Of course I used my favorite colors.....  I LOVE Purple/Teal or Turquois together....

I have used "Flower Parade" formly released by Belles 'n Whistles....  She is such a little cutie... don't you think?


I've used Copics for coloring and embellished with lots of goodies from my stash.  It's always fun digging through your stash to see what you can find, or maybe what you've forgotten you had.

I'm entering this into these challenges:



Oct 17, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's October Digi Release Blog Hop




Happy Friday everyone!  
Today is the day to share Elisabeth Bell's latest addition to her Digital Collection.
It's Blog Hop Day.

Want to start at the beginning?  Just hop on over to
The Digi Bells Blog
and get started. 

I'm Glad you're here.

I'm thrilled to say that our DT girlies have all done a beautiful job.
You will surely be inspired!

Meet "Little Witch with Broom"
available now in Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.

I've created a very simple card, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.



I've had a ton of fun digging out some of my Halloween papers.  These are from DCWV.
I've used my Copics for coloring this little sweetie....  She really is LOADS of fun to color.
(Colors are listed below)
I still have this adorable little witch in Rubber, from when I was on the Belles 'n Whistles DT.
She definitely has gotten a lot of use, but now that she's in digital format. It's even better.
I love being able to resize, and find a ton of new uses for her.

What do you think of my "cob webs"?  LOL
Look at the things you can use a cotton ball for!

No flowers, no frills really, I just wanted to keep it simple and let the focus be completely on my darling little witch.

You're next stop will be Alethea's Blog...
But before you go, don't forget to leave a comment below.


Challenges I've Entered:
COPICS USED:
E00, W00, W3, W5, W7, W9
BV000, BV02, BV04
R05, YR15
YG67, YG11
E33, E37


Oct 15, 2014

Add a Pumpkin...... or two!




What a beautiful Autumn day it's been here today.  So I'm glad I get to share my creation on a day like this.

I've created this Autumn themed card for this months challenge over at Elphine House Australia's Challenge Blog.  The theme was to add a pumpkin... so of course I added not one, but two.  LOL

I've used "Sophie - Sitting on Timber Throne" from Elphine House Australia... She is truly a doll, and I thought she'd be beautiful sitting there and adding a couple of pumpkins.... This is exactly what I would have loved to be doing this afternoon ...  Relaxing on a tree stump on this beautiful Autumn day.


I've used my Copics for coloring this beauty....  and dug deep into my scrap stash, and found these fun papers from DCWV.

I've decided to enter these challenges: