Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Coffee, Flowers, and Back to Normal

I'm Back!  Maybe you didn't know I was gone... or care...lol!  It's ok!  But I'm glad to be back home after a long, wonderful and exhausting vacation!  It will take me a while to catch up with everything, but part of my vacation was a long crafty weekend which was quite awesome!  And I'll be sharing some of what I made while I was away over the next few days while I try to get unpacked and back to normal.

For today, I'm playing along with Challenge 9 over at the Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenges group on Facebook!  You have to join the group to play and your project should have Honey Bee products as the focal point!  You are allowed to use other company's products in your stash along with your Honey Bee images and dies, but they should be the focus.  I was excited when I checked on the new challenge and it was all about Florals!!  

I had brought this striped packaging with me when I packed my bags.  It's from the bag that some of my Honeybee order came in and I knew I'd want to use it!

During the last Coffee Lovers Hop, I won a gift certificate to the shop of Super Sponsor Honey Bee Stamps and it took me a while to decide what I was going to get... of course I ordered a few extras because...well... free shipping!  I finally got the awesome Coffee Break stamp set that has been on my wish list for quite some time!

Not to mention the fantastic Perfect Blend sentiment set that goes along with the Coffee Break set so well (along with any other Coffee stamps and dies you have!)  I LOVE that it's made up of small words and phrases that you can put together in any way you want to create a sentiment that's uniquely yours or a favorite sentiment that you've seen before!  I love to keep mine open when I can so that the card can later be sent out on a variety of occasions.

And these.  These gorgeous floral stamps from the Spring Blossom stamp set... oh my.  Part of the reason it took me so long to decide was... how many floral sets do I need???  I mean really!  I'm so glad I finally decided just to get it because it turns out that the answer to that question is "This one" for sure... and, well, as many as I want!  I LOVE this set and how it's so open to be colored in so many different ways.  And these green Nuvo drops turned out to be perfect for the stamens... although I've found recently that Nuvo drops tend to soak up the colors of some of the mediums I use... in this case, Copic markers.  Some of my drops turned orange, BUT in this case, I don't mind at all... I love the way they turned out!

SO! If you love florals like I do, then this is the challenge for you!  Join the group and play along... you have until July 14th!

I'm also playing along with the Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday Anything Goes Challenge... I didn't meet the twist this time around, but that's ok!  You can still play along with the Anything Goes part... and I always forget that!  You should check that one out also!

See you soon!  Hopefully lots of stuff going on around here this week in and around my unpacking!  I'll be seeing you soon!


DIANA L. said...

Such a super card Lisa

Eileen said...

Great card! 😍

Scrapper69 said...

Well... I for one am happy your back! It sounds like a great vacation and it always seems we need a vacation after our vacations, so we can get caught back up! hahaha Your card is beautiful my dear! I LOVE the flowers and your coloring and the tiny details... really pretty!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I'm glad you are back safe and sound!! :) I loveeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card design is so gorgeous and I love those colors. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation too.

Mitra Pratt said...

Awesome! Looking forward to your next trip and I love your flowers and pretty stamens! Hugs!