Thursday, January 8, 2015

Buzzing By with New Year Resolutions

I promised a post about my New Year's Resolutions and then I took off for sunny California without posting!! (Please refer to resolutions #1 and #2!!!!) I'm back now, ready to share.......

I usually have a list a mile long but I decided to keep it short and sweet in 2015.  Heather Hudson's collage sheet was the perfect choice for my  project.  This is a little reminder which I'm putting on my bulletin board above my computer desk in my craft room.

As you know, I'm on Heather's design team.  So I'd like you to consider entering her current challenge which is Anything Goes.  Details about the challenge can be found at the My Artistic Adventures (MAA) challenge blog HERE.  You'll find the challenge rules, great inspiration from the design team, and a look at her latest collage sheets and a digital paper pack.  AND mid-challenge inspiration pieces, including this one, can be found on the MAA blog HERE. I can't wait to see what you link up at her blog! You have until January 15.

(Disclaimer:  Because I'm on the design teams for Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC and My Artistic Adventures, I've linked up to the products I used from their sites.  As a Creative Consultant for Unruly PaperArts, I received Amazing Mold Putty.)

Recollections Chalkboard black card stock
Coredinations color core card stock burnt sugar
Darice embossing folder Bee 3 Pack
Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC:  Getting Grizzly stamp plate: honeycomb background stamp
Ranger Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy

Focal Design:
Wilton 4 inch black doily
circle punch
Starform Outline Stickers gold
Score Tape
Doodlebug Design Inc Doodle Twine
Tim Holtz Alterations Alphabetical die 
Sharpie marker: black
My Artistic Adventures Digital Papers and Designs Etsy:  Vintage Bumble Bee collage set:
(I used the digitally designed tag and the word strips.)
Vintage Bumble Bee Calm Digital Collage sheet

Molded Bee:
bee pin from my stash

Amazing Crafting Products: Amazing Mold Putty

Prima Finnabair Modeling Paste Opaque White Matte (used as casting agent)

USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Liquid Acrylic Paint Yellow Ochre
Ranger Distress Stain Tarnished Brass
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists Sunflower Sparkle
Ranger Distress Ink walnut stain
Ranger Distress Ink Marker vintage photo

Entering these challenges:

Note:  for the something new challenges, I tried the amazing mold putty with modeling paste (new product to me) and used for the first time the My Artistic Adventures vintage bee digital collage sheet.  To match the black paper which had a sheen to it, I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Alphabetical die to make letters from the same paper.  This die is new--I got it for Christmas.  And, of course, the resolutions are for the new year.

Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes with a Touch of New Jan 18
The Artistic Stamper January Challenge:  New Beginnings end of Jan
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #95:  Use a Tag on Your Creation Jan 27
Crafting by Designs: # 122 January Anything Goes Jan 24
The Crafters' Cafe Challenge #98:  Something New Jan 24
Country View Challenges: January:  Something New end of Jan
Digitally Sweet Challenges #121 What's Your Favorite Shape (is it cheating that this creation has a rectangle, circle and square in it?--I do like the square which allows for symmetry and balance in the design.) Jan 27
Memascrafts January Challenge Anything Goes end of Jan
Open Minded Crafting: Challenge #27 New Year's Resolutions Due Jan 16, winner announced Jan 24
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Something New Jan 12
Shopping Our Stash #183 Happy New Year and Use Something New Jan 12
Try It On Tuesdays:  My Favorite Things  (I love working with Heather's digital images at My Artistic Adventures, and I'd be lost without my embossing folders and dies.) Jan 19
Pile It On Challenge #50 Digi paper or precolored digi stamp Jan 10


sirkkis said...

Fabulous project. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

Wendy said...

Your card is outstanding Helene...I love all the bees and your resolutions are good ones. Happy New Year!

Faith A said...

Beautifully used "stuff" love what you have done. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Anonymous said...

This is such a charming way to keep a list of resolutions.
Happy New Year to You.
Lynne x

Donna Idlet said...

Nice cards, love the words. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

Sharon said...

I so love this Helene - great "bee" theme!! Perfect card! Hope you are having a great new year!!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Very creative!
Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Cindy Gay said...

Love this!

Lesia Cook said...

Nice use of the digi images and tags. Thank you for taking time to visit and share with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in the challenge.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this card - the use of the bees is perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hello Helene
Fabulous card .Love the tag , the words of wisdom too and the paper combo . Thanks for sharing all on Open - Minded Crafting Fun Challenge

Micupoftea said...

Love how you used the collage for a New Year theme! Happy 2015!

Dee Adams said...

Love the card thank you for entering it into The Artistic Stamper creative team challenge. Dee x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Chana said...

Beautiful vintage creation! Well composed and beautifully executed. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is super cool!!! love the great layout.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

Robin Parker said...

Love the Bee background paper, the bee words for your resolutions. Thanks for sharing on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #27 - New Years Resolutions.

Jacqui Robinson said...

Awesome work love the Bee theme Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, I absolutely love the sentiment and blue and brown is one of my favourite colour combos!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

RitaK said...

A very fun bee-card with new year sentiment. Thanks for joining the ATSC. Hugs Rita

kel Acopan said...

Super cute! What wonderful resolutions! Thanks for playing along with Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!

lovies, =o) kel
Open-Minded DT member

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)

butterfly said...

Just love this - I'm sure it will inspire you every time you glance up at your board... those bees are just wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oops - and thank you for playing along at The Artistic Stamper too!
Alison xx

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