Monday, December 31, 2012

RetroSketches #44 | Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes

Happy New Year's Eve! 

Mark and I are babysitting a couple of cute little boys tonight, so we will be ringing in the new year in our pajamas (with a couple of diet cokes). Party animals, I tell ya'! But 2012 was an exceptional year, and 2013 is already looking to be another good one. 

While Mark worked on his motorcycle last night, I finished up a few cards that have been sitting on my desk for 2 or 3 days. I will post them separately because I am a little short on time and I might not get to them all tonight. Having 4 kids is hard work! 

First up is a "bee-utiful" (sorry... I couldn't help myself!) card for Retro Sketches Challenge #44, and this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge - Anything Goes. 

I used Paper Smooches Bee Mine stamp set and Papertrey Ink's Hexagon Cover plate die (used as an embossing plate) for my card. I stamped a few of the embossed hexagons with the dotted hexagon stamp from PTI's Happy Hexagons stamp set:

 (Supplies - Stamps: (Paper Smooches) Bee Mine, (Papertrey Ink) Happy Hexagons. Ink: (Ranger) Archival Ink - Black. Cardstock: (Avery Elle) Kraft, yellow. (PTI) White, Smokey Shadow. Other: Copics, twine, button, washi tape.)

I just love the big bee. 

And I call Mark "honey" most of the time, so the sentiment is a favorite of mine now, too. 

Finding a stamp set that is cute and has a personal connection is so cool. :-)

I'll be back soon! 


Patti J said...

How cute is this! I love the bee, and the honeycomb background is perfect. What a fun card. I don't have any of these stamps - I think I 'need' some! Hugs...

Silli said...

Such a cute crd erin, love the image...Happy 2013!

Nina Yang said...

Love this happy bee card, Erin! Isn't he the cutest?! :) Your interpretation of the sketch is perfect! Thank you for listing the supplies, I think I need the kraft paper! lol So glad that you joined us in Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week! Happy New Year!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY!! I absolutely love your take on this sketch!! LOVE that bee stamp! I need to get him ASAP! FAB job! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge!!! Can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge-- Vintage:)