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Finding my Mojo with Honey Bee Stamps

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Hello everyone and welcome back!!

These past couple of weeks I have been struggling with my creative mojo.  I'm not sure where it went but I'm determined to find it!!  I just can't seem to please myself with any of my creations. Whether it's colouring or layouts, it's been kind of tough.

So, I pulled out a new stamp/die set from Honey Bee Stamps.  I used the Not Too Shabby stamp and die bundle, which happens to be on sale this month!!  It's a super sweet set.



REWIND:  I should mention that I started with a different stamp.  I thought I would use the To You With Love set from Clearly Besotted.  I started to colour the image with my Derwent ColourSoft Pencils...I just wasn't feeling it...


BACK TO THE PRESENT:  I started by creating a background panel with white cardstock cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Then I took out some white embossing paste.  I thought the lid would be stuck on since I haven't used it in a VERY LONG TIME!!  I used a s…

Exciting News!!

Hi everyone!!  I just wanted to quickly pop in to tell you that I've filmed my FIRST YOU TUBE VIDEO!!!  OMG!!!
I have wanted to try this for so long.  I've been super intimidated. Didn't think I had the right equipment or technologically advanced enough :)

Well, on the technical side, there is a lot to learn!! My first video is basically not edited at all. What I filmed is what I published...with the addition of a little music and some titles.  I have no idea how to slice, cut, fast forward etc etc.  But I will learn, hopefully.

I will warn you, there are no techniques here. No stamping, colouring or die cutting. What may you ask will I be doing??? Fussy cutting of course. And babbling...  By the way, I had no idea I sounded like that!!!  So strange to listen to my voice.

Anyway, here's a link if you're so inclined to have a look!!

MY FIRST VIDEO

Thank you in advance for watching!!

Laurie

Wplus9 Lacey Layers Card

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Hello everyone!!  I'm here to show you another card I created during the 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker.  I have to admit I have missed, I think, two days.  Better than the last challenge, though!!

Today's inspiration/idea came from Julia from Just One More Card. I have never tried this technique before and I have decided, I absolutely love it!!  It's colouring on kraft cardstock using alcohol based markers.

I picked up some fairly inexpensive alcohol markers at Michaels.
The stamp set I chose was  Lacey Layers from WPlus9.  I love Dawn's products so much!!  Anyway, on to the coloring!  I first found a scrap of kraft cardstock, which happened to be Neenah Desert Storm 80lb.  I stamped a few images and started to experiment with a few colors. The die cut will come into play in a bit!
I decided on the green and pink and the orange and turquoise.  I then stamped by panel and started colouring.  I alternated the colors on each laye…