Monday, October 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #14 - Colors of Concord & 9th

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the next Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge. This month we are focusing on the Shades of Concord & 9th. For my card today, I used the super fun Hooray bundle. Let's jump right to my card...

I started by die-cutting circles in a few different, aqua, turquoise and teal. I die cut a separate white circle to stamp my sentiment on and also, three hearts for the centers of my circles. Using the dots and stripes in the stamp set, I stamped each of the hearts to dress them up a bit. Then I simply started attaching my pieces to the front of my white card base. And lastly, I added a few sequins. So super quick and easy, right! 

Thanks for spending part of your Monday with me. I hope you'll join us in this next challenge, Shades of Concord & 9th. You have until October 29th to get your projects in and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th. Happy creating!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps + Chibitronics WCMD Blog Hop

Happy Saturday to you! Welcome to the World Card Making Day Honey Bee Stamps and Chibitronics Blog Hop. There is a whole line up for you today, filled with tons of inspiration using this great product. This was my first time creating with Chibitronics and it certainly won't be the last.  

I kept my card just very sweet and simple for today. Seasonal Sweeties is one of Honey Bee Stamps new fall sets and also the set I chose to use.  

 I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped my image right in the center. I knew I wanted to use the hearts in the set, so I stamped those underneath the umbrella and then picked a sentiment that fit with the rest of my card. Sending Showers of Love was perfect! I used my Zig Real Brush Markers to color that adorable image in. I wanted to add a little something to the scarf and boots, so I simply used my white gel pen to add polka dots. You can NEVER go wrong with polka dots! :)

And here are those three little hearts all lit up after I attached all my Chibitronics pieces! So fun, right? 

Here is the complete list of hoppers for you to visit. Honey Bee Stamps will be giving a $25 gift certificate for comments on every blog, as well as Chibitronics giving away a starter pack. 

Melissa Bickford <--- YOU ARE HERE

Happy hopping! 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Honeybee Stamps + STAMPtember

Hello! This past month has been full of excitement over at Simon Says Stamp. STAMPtember is such a fun month filled with collaborations from many different companies. Today, I'm happy to be joining in to share a little something using the set designed by one of my favorites, Honey Bee Stamps

I started by stamping the tiny heart, from Coffee Break, multiple times onto my white card panel. I colored those in using Zig markers and then moved onto my sentiment, from the STAMPtember set,  Remarkable You. I love a sentiment set and this one is beyond awesome! Along the bottom portion of my card, I simply added strips of colorful cardstock that coordinate with my colorful hearts. Before attaching my card panel to my turquoise card front, I added white twine and a few clear sequins. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release

An exciting new Honey Bee Stamps release is happening this week. Stop by their blog to see my card and read all of the details!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #13 - Ink Only

Happy Saturday to you, friends! It's one of my favorite days of the month. The 9th means a new release from Concord & 9th and also, a new Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge. Can you believe we are on Challenge #13? Time sure does fly when you are having fun! And this months theme is also one of my favorites ... Ink Only.

I used the oh so sweet set, Orange You Sweet, to create my card for today. I started with a simple white card panel and began stamping my colorful citrus along the top and bottom. I also did a little masking, so I could overlap them. Next, came my sentiment. I've always been a fan of big and bold sentiments, and love that there is a 'Sweet' image that is just the outline, giving you the option of coloring it in or using the solid 'Sweet' to stamp inside. For this card, I chose to use the solid image. I also used the Pineapple Perfection set to add the 'Friend' in there and complete my sentiment.

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll join us in this next challenge and look forward to seeing all of the amazing Ink Only projects you create. You have until September 29th to get your projects in and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th. Happy creating!