Friday, August 11, 2023

He Will Shelter You - A Card Using Honey Bee Stamps

 Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet! Today I'm sharing a card I created using some of my favorite stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps

    To create this card I started out by diecuting all the elements I would use for the card. Next using several colors of Concord & 9th ink I inked up my diecuts using finger sponges. I love the small blending radius of the finger sponges which allows for more detailed inking of the diecut  you are coloring. 
     After inking the die cut elements, I spritzed the pieces with white distress ink. I love the distressed look it adds! Once dry I assembled the card and added the die cut sentiment. 

To create this card I used the following Honey Bee Stamps supplies:

                                       Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 29, 2023

So Many Stamps So Little Time - I'm Back!

   Hello and welcome back to my blog! For the last long while most of my shared content has been on Instagram.  I've had some exciting stamping opportunities arise this Summer and it is time to get back into the swing of blogging my creations. I'm starting off with a card featuring one of my favorite die sets from one of my favorite (truly) companies, Honey Bee Stamps. This card features the lavender sprig from Lovely Layers: Spring Greenery

      To create my background I used the HBS "Scattered Seeds" stencil and Ranger texture paste. I LOVE the beautiful dimension this technique adds to a card. 

Today also happens to be my Birthday! To celebrate my B-day, and my Blog "Grand Re-opening" I am offering a $50 gift card to the craft company of YOUR choice. Just leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. For another chance to win follow me on Instagram HERE.  Winner will be randomly picked on Monday July 3rd.  Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Feature Friday With Concord & 9th

Welcome to my last Feature Friday with Concord & 9th! Today I am sharing cards featuring Garden Grown and Oh Happy Day. Here is my first card:

     Garden Grown is such a cute set that is a lot of fun to piece together. I had an idea in mind for this card as soon as I saw the first peek of this bundle. I imagined a pile of veggies on a red and white gingham table cloth. The "Picnic Plaid Turnabout" was exactly what I needed. I grew up gardening with my parents and grandparents, and most Summer dinners were on my Nannies gingham table cloth filled with the vegetables they picked in the garden that day. The embossed background was created using the "Quilted Card Front Die".

My next card also features the "Garden Grown" bundle. This time I added stenciled background using the "Garden Grown Stencil Pack". The scalloped rectangle is from the "Love You More Than" bundle. 

   My next card features the awesome  "Thank You" sentiment dies from the "Happy Thanks" bundle. I LOVE this bundle. My apple themed card features the September release "Apple Orchard Turnabout" bundle. This turnabout is the cutest! I added the large apple diecut included in the bundle to anchor my "thank you". 

  My last card also features the "Happy Thanks Bundle". To make my sentiment POP I used Concord &9th "Silver Glitter Cardstock". This glitter cardstock is dreamy and has minimal glitter dust. I die-cut the "Oh Happy Day" 4 times, and adhered the layers to give my sentiment dimension. It makes a huge difference! The background was created using the "Plaid Turnabout" background stamp and the pink butterfly was made using the "Bold Butterflies" bundle. To celebrate Concord & 9th is offering a $25 gift card to a commenter from each of the three guest designers Instagram feed. Be sure to visit me at @veezalis for your chance to win!

Friday, October 21, 2022

Feature Friday with Concord & 9th


Hello and Happy Friday! I am excited to be joining Concord & 9th as a guest designer sharing projects from the latest release! First up is a card featuring the "Petal Pushers Bundle".

I really enjoyed creating this bouquet of daisies! They fit perfectly with the basket from the "Freshly Picked' bundle. I also used the "Gingham" background stamp.

       My next project is something I had more fun working on then anything I've ever stamped before, the "Mini Months Calendar Bundle". It was SO much fun creating the theme for each month. This would be the ultimate gift for the person in your life that appreciates the time it takes to create something like this. 

Here are the close ups of the months I created using the "Printed Calendar Bundle". 

I used the "Freshly Picked Bundle" and the "Quilted Card Front Die" to create my basket of pumpkins for November. 

For December I used "Poinsettia Quilt Top" dies, "Boughs and Holly" dies, and the "Festive Phrases Bundle". 

For January I used one of my favorite die sets of all time, "Home For Holidays Stacks" dies. I could build cute little Christmas villages all day long. 

             My last month is February and it features the "Happy Heart Bundle" and the "Rainbow Stitches and Strings" die set. 

                      If you made it this far, thank you. I hope I was able to inspire you! I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Friday, October 14, 2022

Feature Friday With Concord & 9th

   Hello, let me dust the cobwebs off  my ol' blog! I primarily share my card creations on my Instagram account @veezalis but I'll be sharing my guest design projects here as well. 

    I am excited to be joining Concord & 9th for the month of October as a guest designer! Today i am sharing cards created using the latest release from Concord & 9th

       My first card features the "In The Meadow" bundle. This is another amazing "Turnabout" background stamp that is so much fun to use! 

My second card features the "Exclamations" Turnabout Bundle. This set is perfect for nearly every occasion!

My third card features one of my favorite "Turnabout" background stamps to date - The "Picnic Plaid" Turnabout! This background stamp has endless possibilities! 

Be sure to visit me on Instagram @veezalis for more Insta-Exclusive content and extras!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Feature Friday With Concord and 9th


  Happy Friday! This week Concord and 9th is featuring the Sketched Dots Turnabout background stamp and the Fluttering By Turnabout background stamp. Here is my first card:

     To create my card I used these Concord and 9th cardstock colors:

Ballet  Slipper



                               I also used the newly released Rainbows Stitches and Strings bundle. So fun!

  For my second card I used the Fluttering By Turnabout background stamp and the newly released Everyday Sayings die set. I used Dove ink and Ballet Slipper ink to stamp my adorable butterfly background. 

     It was an absolute pleasure joining Concord and 9th this month, and I hope I was able to inspire you! Thank you for visiting my blog!  

Friday, May 21, 2021

Feature Friday With Concord and 9th - Rainbows and Butterflies

I'm back for the second Friday as a Guest Designer for Concord and 9th! Today we are featuring the "Butterfly Perfect Pairings and the "Bold Butterfly' bundle. 
To create my card I chose a rainbow of ink colors:

I free handedly blended the colors using a sponge dauber. Before cutting out the butterfly diecut shape I splattered my cardstock with white craft paint. 

The negative diecut that I was left with was so pretty I had to use it on a card too!

I die cut the butterflies with white and black cardstock. I adhered them together to give my image a 3d effect. I love the way it turned out!
My next card features the BEAUTIFUL "Bold Butterflies" bundle. 
I stamped the butterflies using these ink colors:

                   Using the sentiment die shape I cut out several strips of coordinating card stock and adhered them to my card base. I love the way the butterflies POP against the band of colors. 

The "Bold Butterflies" bundle has endless possibilities! 


Friday, May 14, 2021

Feature Friday with Concord and 9th

 I am THRILLED to be joining Concord and 9th as one of the May Guest Designers for “Feature Friday”! Today we are featuring the new May release “Everyday Sayings Dies” and “Rainbows Stitches and Strings

My first card features the Everyday Sayings dies. I love the mix of fonts. The compliment each other so well, and the end result is a fun and trendy design! I used a few other goodies from the May release. 😉

My second card features the fabulously designed Rainbow Stitches and Strings bundle. This card was FUN to create. I used 4 colors of Concord and 9th card stock, Aqua Sky, Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, and Sorbet. I love this color combo! I used the newly released “Sketched Dots” turnabout. I had never used a “turnabout” before and honestly I was I intimidated. But, I’m so glad I did because I LOVE how easy it was to create a perfectly stamped background. I hope I inspired you today!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

It’s Been Much Too Long - A Floral Bouquet

Hello! My gosh long time no post! I update Instagram regularly with cards so be sure to follow me at @veezalis
Stamping floral bouquets are my very favorite thing to stamp! I love the beautiful set “Blossom Party” from @thestamp_market , such an easy stamp set to use. I used my favorite ink pads from My Favorite Things and Stampin’ Up! 💐🌿#thestampmarket #flowers #friendship #floralstamping 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Thankful For Fall Featuring Papertrey Ink

    I am excited to be joining my dear friend Amanda Bodine for a little bit of Fall inspiration featuring Papertrey Ink Fall Stamps and dies. To create my card set I used the beautiful Leaves Text and Texture background stamp. I used a variety of Autumn colored ink from Stampin’ Up! And My Favorite Things. Here is a picture of the set of cards I made!

Be sure to visit Amanda’s blog to see the AMAZING cards she made for our Fall Collaboration, her coloring skills are fantastic! Thank you for stopping by and I hope we’ve given you a little bit of Fall inspiration!