Monday, November 12, 2012

Just BEEcause



We have another great offering today in the Inside and Out Series at Flourishes, and this kicks off our November New Release Week!  I think this set Just Because is especially fun and witty in the sentiments, I can see myself using them a lot.  I just love the font on the script each time too!  I had a bit of a creative flurry with the word "because" and a few of our other Flourishes sets, Bee my Honey and the Honeycomb background set.  



I stamped the "just because" in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Flourishes Ivory cardstock that had been cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die.  The honey and bee were also stamped onto ivory with Memento Tuxedo Black and then coloured with the Beehive Copics Collection and trimmed out.  The bees wings also have a little shimmery pen added to them too.  

The papers are older MME - Sunshine.  Which is a pack I have loved and have used almost every bit of!  I inked the honeycomb background onto the patterned paper with Memento Canteloupe ink.  




As you can see I also used my copics to color the checked ribbon and the longer part of the sentiment.  It pulls together everything so well.  

This card is going to go to one of our youngest son's teachers, she's undergoing cancer treatment and not teaching, and I know it's been a long and lonely process for her.  She's so precious to us too, and our son's favourite color is yellow - so it's a good match.  



November Release Week Details!



One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to see all the fun-filled mix and match, Inside and Out creations our design team whipped up... just for YOU! 

On Thursday we'll be releasing our new 123 Create Kit and I have to say, it's one of my FAVOURITES we've ever done!  Be sure to come back to see more.  

And don't forget about this months' Progressive Challenge a 4 step Challenge to win!  

As usual the New Release Bundle will be available for one week following the release at a discount so don't miss out!  

And we'll have some wonderful brand new SVG and Silhouette cut files available for our new release sets too.  I've used them quite extensively for this release and it's been awesome!

Now be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created for your viewing pleasure today!

·         Allison Cope
·         Amanda Havon
·         Broni Holcombe
·         Cindy Haffner
·         Denise Marzec
·         Maki Jones
·         Christine Okken (you are here)
·         Cindy Lawrence
·         Danielle Kennedy
·         Heather Jensen
·         Julie Koerber
·         Sharon Doolittle
·         Silke Ledlow
·         Stacy Morgan
·         Tammy Hershberger
·         Karen Wallace - our November Guest Designer

30 comments:

stampqueen said...

Beeutiful - love the black DP!!

Karen W said...

Beautiful, I love the honey pot on this also. Just adorable!

Mary said...

Awesome card...

Anonymous said...

What a perfect match of everything! Lovely details of yellow for your son and yellow and black for bees, and cheery!!! Brilliant idea to colour the ribbon to match and the sparkly dots. Love it!
Beth Greco

Joan V said...

Beautiful card, Christine. Love all the details. I am sure your son's teacher will be happy to receive this beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh Christine...this is so sweet :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, what a beautiful and bright card. Love the colour palette and the great new sentiment!

Allison Cope Israels said...

How cute is that!!!!!!! Love the colours, your use of the beautiful new stamp set and your design is stunning Christine! Gorg-eous!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

"Honey" of a card. Love it. I made a card for the progressive challenge! Really fun and I will be posting it on my blog Wed or Thursday. Have a great day!

Sheri said...

I really love the creativity you used when you combined it with the honey pot. Cool card

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is adorable! The warm colors and honey and bee are perfect with this sentiment!

Tricia

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just gorgeous, perfect papers to go with your theme and lovely sentiment, I am sure his teacher will be very touched by this!

Colleen said...

Christine,
This is one of my favorite and very first sets I purchased. Love the colors and design.

Marisa said...

Love the bold sentiment and the scaling of the half pearls. Great papers too :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooooooo I love it Christine, gorgeous card.

greetings karin

Amanda said...

Christine, your card and colors just POP!! I love how you combined the stamp sets, they really look Amazing together!! :)

~ Amanda :)

Emily Keaton said...

This is just stunning, Christine! I love that new sentiment set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Who would of thought black and yellow could be so cheerful! This is darling Christine!

TLady said...

WHAT A FABULOUS LOOKING CARD Christine!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE the "Bee!" AND all the patterned papers!Ribbon & stitching! AND what a NICE THING TO DO for an ailing teacher! I am SURE it will lift her spirits & she will ALWAYS REMEMBER your kindness! :)

Broni said...

This is just outstanding! I love the play on "bees". EVERYTHING is just perfect! I hope your son's teacher does well with her treatment.

Mary-Anne V said...

I am sure this card will be very uplifting to your son's teacher...very pretty.

Sue D said...

Love your bee-utiful card!

Bobbi Miller said...

I just ADORE this card! I love the colors! Black and yellow are so stunning together. This card is sure to cheer her up. Thanks so much for sharing it!

HappyCrafter said...

Oh my, that's so cute! I love that little honey pot!

Julie Koerber said...

BEEEEE- you-tiful! I love how you matched these sets for one vibrant and beautifully created card!

dpkennedy said...

How cute! Love the play on words and the great colors and image!

Carole said...

Fabulous card Christine!

Diane said...

How cute...love that yummy ribbon, too...a great card...and love the sentiment release....I need to finish the inside of my cards, more, a perfect set!!

Ravengirl said...

This is so precious! Love the black and yellow with the honey added in!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Darling design, Christine... love the papers you used with this!