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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Adventure Awaits Card

When I was younger and was a Girl Scout I went camping and we slept in tents. When my daughter was younger she went to Sky Ranch camp every yr and when she got old enough she went once to the 2 day trip (1 day in OK, 1 day in CO). They hiked up a mountain and slept in sleeping bags under the stars.
 
Few more days in month of Jun before this stamp retires. You can order the wonderful CTMH items. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.























cardstock/paper: Kraft, yellow, pattern - stars

Close To My Heart CTMH:  
  embossing - Wilderness emb folder  ink - black  
  stamp - Aurora Cardmaking


My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Simon Mon Ch Stars  3/5  6/28

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Hot Air Balloon Shaker Card

Have enjoyed seeing & photographing Hot Air Balloons for quite awhile. Plano, which is in N TX, holds an annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. The Festival is cancelled for this year due to Covid. Once we went to evening event that is called 'The Glow' where the Hot Air Balloons are tethered in place and lit up but do not take off. Made this card with 'The Glow' in mind (the beads inside for shaker style are to resemble the balloon glowing)

Used Lawn Fawn LF Hot Air Balloon dies both small & large to make the layers & shaker pieces. Colored with Copics which I recently bought (50% off at Michaels) and am practicing with them.

The card is photographed with a Hot Air Balloon craft item bought at one of the Festivals. When daughter was younger I used butterfly clips in her hair and when she grew up the clips became decoration on the basket.





























beads: Blue Moon

cardstock/paper: Kraft, white
   pattern paper multi-color Chevron pattern, stars

ink: black

Lawn Fawn: stamp/die - Blue Skies

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

markers: Copic - E34, E39, 
   Stampin' Up SU - Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum

recycle: cardboard (for dimension behind Hot Air Balloon),
   plastic (for shaker

ribbon: purple 

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Lawn Fawnatics Ch#79 Interactive Cards  3/4 7/5






 








Simon Mon Ch Stars  2/5  6/28

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  5/5  6/30 


Friday, June 26, 2020

Recipe Old-Time Soft Sugar Cookies Tag

Recycled a couple of things when making this Recipe Tag. The Smidge Spoon circle at top left, the recipe and the word SUGAR came from a 4lb bag of sugar. Distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Learned a new tip/trick to adding dimension which is to use recycled cardboard on backs of items instead of foam adhesive since the cardboard is less costly. Added the gems since I thought they had a vintage look & sparkled like sugar.






























cardstock/paper - blue, blue/white gingham, cream

die: Die-Namics Tags Stax 

punch: Stampin' Up SU 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle

recycle: cardboard (from pizza box)
 4lb sugar bag - Smidge Spoon circle, recipe & SUGAR

ribbon: blue/white gingham

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - tea dye


My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  4/5  6/30 



Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thank you for your service Card CTMH NaylScrapbookDay

This card was made using Close To My Heart CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Workshop materials.

























Close To My Heart CTMH: 
   cardstock/paper - Natl Scrapbooking Day 
   Cardmaking Workshop 2 papers,   ink - Ruby, Sapphire
   other - wooden arrow  stamp - Forever Grateful


My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  3/5  6/30 



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Snoopy 4thJuly Face Mask

Sewed this face mask for me. Wore it today and got several compliments on it. Most know I'm a big Snoopy/Woodstock fan. Was pleased that the Snoopy on the doghouse was centered. Fabric is cut 15 1/2" x 8 1/2". Folded in half with right sides together is sewed 3/8" across top with a 2" opening. Turned inside out. Did not do pleats. Tuck in fabric edges and sew each end closed. Used my Crop-A-Dile to put the grommets in place and put yard thru the grommets. 















fabric: cotton Snoopy 4th of July/Patriotic 15 1/2" x 8 1/2"

machine: Brother sewing machine

metal - 4 pale blue grommets

other: blue yarn (put thru the grommets to go over the ears)

tool: Crop-A-Dile (to install the grommets)



My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CardzTV Ch#117 Anything Goes  3/3  7/2

Simon Mon Ch Stars  1/5  6/28 

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  2/5  6/30 



LadyBug Flying by to say Hello Card

Had fun making this LadyBug card.

You can order these wonderful CTMH items thru end of Jun. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.






























cardstock/paper: black, blue, red, white
   pattern paper Ladybugs

Close To My Heart CTMH: die - LadyBug Shaker Window
   stamp - Hello Ladybug

ink: black

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

metal - brad

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink -  mowed lawn



My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CardzTV Ch#117 Anything Goes  2/3  7/2

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Dies R Us Ch#147 Summer Fun  3/3  6/28
  see LadyBugs in my garden during the Summer 

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  1/5  6/30 

Tues Throwdown Ch #460 Anything Goes  1/1  7/7

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Just wavin hello Turtle Slider Card

Had fun creating this interactive card. Used Lawn Fawn LF slide die & LF stamp/die. Mailed it to my Great Niece in FL.

I'm fond of Turtles. When out of college in FL I helped rescue Sea Turtles. When my daughter was younger we found a Turtle in our yard, we carried it & released it near creek area of neighborhood park. When driving along one day hubby & I saw a Turtle crossing the street, we pulled over, rescued it and released it near the creek out of harm's way of the street. When hubby & I enjoyed a trip to Maui Hawaii we took a bus tour and the bus driver knew an area where there would be huge Turtles, sure enough where he stopped we got to see a huge Turtle on the beach.

Today, Michaels had a 50% off  coupon and they do not do that all that often. Scored 3 (had coupon on my app & had forwarded a coupon to hubby's phone) packages of Copic markers (Grays, Earth & Sea/Sky) at 50% off; first store did not have Earth so hubby drove me to 2nd store.  Tried out the Earth Copics on the Turtle.











cardstock/paper: white
   pattern paper sand

ink: black, dylusions London Blue ink spray (for background)

Lawn Fawn: die - Slide Over, stamp/die - Critters In The Sea

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

markers: Copic - Earth - YG13, YG17

pen: Close To My Heart CTMH Shimmer Pen - 
   clear, julep, mint
  punch:  3/4" circle (for slider)

recycle: cardboard (for slider)

Tim Holtz:  Distress Ink - mowed lawn (edge of Turtle)



My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CardzTV Ch#117 Anything Goes  1/3  7/2

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Dies R Us Ch#147 Summer Fun  2/3  6/28


Lawn Fawnatics Ch#79 Interactive Cards  2/4 7/5






 







Simon Mon Ch Sprays & Splashes  3/5  6/21  

Simon Wed Ch Summer Fun  1/5  6/23


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

You Make Life Fun LF Interactive Pool/Summer Card

Had fun creating this interactive card. Used Lawn Fawn LF slide die & LF stamp/die.

We have a pool but no slide and no diving board. Shortly after moving in 20+ yrs ago we had the diving board removed and changed the pool into a volleyball style pool with depth in middle deeper and at end end not as deep. Changed plaster to fiberglass, had pool tile & brick coping redone and deck redone with pave stoning. 2 yrs ago we changed the spa to a wade out area. The spa heater was not working and would have cost more to redo that and we did not use the spa so the wade out area is better. Daisy Rey our Lab/Retriever Mix would not go into the pool into we had the wade out area remodeling. She can lay down and just get her tummy wet. Holly Blossom our German Shepherd/Husky Mix went in for a brief time when we had some friends of my daughters over.

























cardstock/paper: brown core'dinations (dog), Kraft, white
   pattern paper pool water

Crayola: pencil colors

ink: black, Memento Bahama Blue

Lawn Fawn: die - Slide Over, stamp/die - Let's Play

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

pen: Close To My Heart CTMH Shimmer Pen sapphire
   (paint splattering for water splash) 

punch:  3/4" circle (for slider)

recycle: cardboard (for slider)

Tim Holtz: tool - sander (on brown core'd for dog)



My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Dies R Us Ch#147 Summer Fun  1/3  6/28


 Lawn Fawnatics Ch#79 Interactive Cards  1/4 7/5






 







Simon Mon Ch Sprays & Splashes  2/5  6/21 


Monday, June 15, 2020

Garden Bee

Made this Bee to hang in my outdoor garden backyard. Tried using yellow paint with a paintbrush but that did not work well on the metal soup can so bought some yellow spray paint. Daughter had a reason to buy some Angry Orchard that she likes since I needed 2 metal bottle caps for the project. Had daughter draw the mouth. For wings I used a cleaner plastic bottle (1 gal plastic milk carton would have been 2nd choice).



























marker: black Sharpie (to draw mouth)

metal: soup can, 2 bottle caps (eyes)

other: black tape, plastic recycled cut from a container, string

paint: yellow spray paint

wiggle eyes: 10mm

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

Simon Mon Ch Sprays & Splashes  1/5  6/21

Simon Wed Ch Something Metallic  5/5  6/16

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Perk Up Caffeine Card

Made this card for my hubby who likes coffee. I like flavored coffee; otherwise I'm a tea drinker. 

I like to use heat embossing and on vellum especially.

Photographed with Starbucks mug that daughter gave me for birthday present last yr which she bought in Seattle when she was there on business.







cardstock/paper: black, 
   gray (mug lid stamped in white ink on grey), white, 
   vellum, pattern paper Kraft Coffee design

Close To My Heart CTMH: ink - Toffee  stamp/die - Perk Up

embossing: Zing Copper emb powder

gems: 3 rhinestones

ink: black, white, VersaMark

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - tea dye, walnut stain

tool: crimper, heat gun

twine: brown/white


My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

CoffeeLovingCard CaffeineFueled PaperPlay Ch SeizetheDay 1/1 6/28

Simon Mon Ch Man  5/5  6/14
   card for hubby; thus for a man

Simon Wed Ch Something Metallic  4/5  6/16


Otterly Great Bday LF Yr5 Card

My daughter has always been fond of Sea Otters. Made this card for her birthday.

Used Lawn Fawn LF stamps/dies to create the scene. Chose the LF Stitched Borders die to make the waves from bubble print pattern cardstock/paper. Used a Close To My Heart CTMH shimmer pen clear for water look on top of waves. Used felt for the Otter. Added a wiggle eye to Otter. Stamped & die cut gift/present box from paper that had a Starfish on it and added a gold star brad. Added gems.


My older sister gave her this plush Sea Otter & Baby when she was younger after a visit to a Zoo.
























cardstock/paper: white (card itself is a white base),
   pattern paper doodlebugs anchors aweigh (blue, bubbles)

felt: tan

gems: 3

ink: black

Lawn Fawn:  die - Stitched Scalloped Borders
   stamp/die - Otterly Great Birthday Year Five

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

metal: gold star brad (on present/gift)

pen: Close To My Heart CTMH Shimmer Pen clear

wiggle eye: 3mm


My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Lawn Fawnatics Ch78 Create A Scene  1/4  6/14 
















MFT May Birthday Ch  6/17 noon EDT

Simon Mon Ch Man  4/5  6/14
   card could also be for a boy 

Simon Wed Ch Something Metallic  3/5  6/16

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Lets Pawty Dog Bday Card

My Lab/Retriver Mix dog named Daisy 




















will be 13 in Aug and I made this card to put in her scrapbook.


























cardstock/paper: black, white,
   pattern paper Kraft with dog words

Crayola: pencil colors 

die: Cuttlebug Lables & Such (sentiment tag)

embossing: Darice Dog Paws

ink: black

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

metal: silver/black clip

My Favorite Stamps: stamp/die Woof Pack - sentiment, Dog

ribbon: dog paws

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - walnut stain


My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch

Cut It Up Ch 202 Perfect Pet  1/1  6/24

MFT May Birthday Ch  6/17 noon EDT

Simon Wed Ch Something Metallic  2/5  6/16

Friday, June 12, 2020

We Mix Well Card

Rcvd Paper Smooches order and have tried to make it a habit to test out the product within a week of receiving.

Can you find the metal on the card without looking at the supplies list below? 

Photographed with one of my favorite dessert recipe books. I have made several of the recipes including the Pineapple-Upside-Down Cake that I make every year for my hubby's birthday.



























cardstock/paper: blue, white, yellow,
   pattern paper with Kitchen Gadgets

Crayola: pencil colors

ink: black, Memento Bahama Blue, Simon Fossill

metal: silver brad (on right side of mixer stamp/die image)

Paper Smooches: stamp/die Kitschy Kitchen


My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com
 
Entering this in:

CHNC Jun Pattern Paper Ch


Paper Smooches Ch Flowers  6/14
   flower on bowl & flowers on pattern paper

























Simon Mon Ch Man  3/5  6/14
  male card when I give this to my husband who is a 
    better cook than me and I like to bake for him

Simon Wed Ch Something Metallic  1/5  6/16