Friday, September 1, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps & Ellen Hutson UWF Campaign: Sending Sunshine

Hi Friends!!
I am so excited to be participating in the blog hop to celebrate the Sending Sunshine set!

For today's projects, the first card I created was a sending sunshine bright and happy card. I am a native Houstonian and this set couldn't come at a better time! My beloved city, well a lot of our state is a disaster area. My heart breaks for my fellow Texans & this was a bright spot in a very dismal time. Please read below for information on what Honey Bee Stamps is doing to support Texas!!!! Affiliate links are provided below, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to my community for the Disaster Recovery.
For this card I used the Honey Bee Stamps layering Sunburst stencil and some Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste to create the fun shimmery sunburst! I tinted it yellow by using a little Distress Ink Refill dropper in fossilized Amber.
The Stitched Cloud Border Honey Cuts are so perfect to layer. I chose to split them up for a totally different look, but they are stitched inside & out so that you can layer them. You will notice a tint on the edges, I used Distress Oxide Ink to lightly ink the edges in peacock feathers. It added a slight touch of blue to brighten up the borders of the clouds. 
I used the coordinating dies to cut the Sending Sunshine Sentiment out of yellow cardstock. I then added Nuvo Crystal Glaze on top of the sentiment to give it additional dimension and shine. What a fun set!

For my second card I used another set released by Honey Bee Stamps. This card I used the A2 Sunburst Coverplate die and the Ray of Sunshine stamp set. 

I used all Distress Oxide Inks to shade the sun. (Candied Apple & Fossilized Amber) I love the look of light to dark for the sun.

Next, I cut the word sunshine from the coordinating Ray of Sunshine Honey Cuts die set and added a layer of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to it for additional dimension. Don't you love the shadow for this die??!!

Also, I want to mention that Honey Bee Stamps is Sending Sunshine to Texas.

Melissa, the Honey Bee Stamps owner made this gorgeous card in support of this campaign.  For the State of Texas and helping with the recovery, she is donating a portion of the sales to the JJ Watt Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This fund gives 100% of all donations back to those in need.

Here is the fantastic line up for the Blog Hop:
Amy Rysavy
Carissa Wiley
Carly Tee Minner
Carolyn Peeler
Julia Stainton
Lisa Adametz
Lisa Cisneros <<YOU ARE HERE>>
Melissa Bickford
Nichol Spohr
Taniesa Vlasak

Now for the GIVEAWAY: Be sure to leave comments on the Honey Bee Stamps blog as well as the Ellen Hutson Classrom blog to be entered to win some exciting prizes by 11:59pm PST on Friday, September 8th. 

Here is the complete list of new and supporting products from Honey Bee Stamps available NOW!

Sending Sunshine EXCLUSIVE stamp and die set.

Ray of Sunshine Stamp and matching die (sold separately).

Four new BUZZ word die sets: Sparkle, Ampersand, Shine, and Bright.

Cloud border dies and Partly Cloudy die set.

A-2 Sunburst cover plate and Sunburst stencil set of three.

Sunny Day Sequins mix and Cloudy Day sequins mix.


  1. Oh my word, your cards are just incredible!! I'm blown away by your second card with the raised rays - such a striking effect! Love the glimmer you added to your sun and rays in the first card. I'm inspired to use my jar of Moonstone glimmer that I bought months ago now!

  2. Your cards are wonderful. I love all the layers and texture.

    God Bless Texas!

  3. These are so beautiful, Lisa! Especially now when you and all of Texas needs all the sunshine possible. You really outdid yourself with these cards! <3 LOVE them!

  4. The shading is fantastic.
    You can feel the warmth of the
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop! Such a fun stamp and die set!!

  6. WOW Lisa, what cheery, happy cards. Melissa's is a beautiful card as well!

  7. Beautiful. I love how bright and cheerful they are.

  8. Wow !!! Absolutely beautiful cards. I love the dimensions, the colors combos, everything is working great. Congratulations !

  9. I like how you created these cheery cards.

  10. Wonderful sunny card and a wonderful stamp set,

  11. I adore your cards and love that you sent Texas sunshine!!

  12. Love your cards! This is such a cheerful release!

  13. Beautiful cards, I love the shimmer of the rays in your first card, gorgeous.

  14. Well...The first one looks good enough to eat. Like a lemon pie. thanks for sharing

  15. Your sun using the sunburst stencil and tinted glimmer paste is gorgeous. I love the stencil and the sunburst cover die. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Beautiful cards! I love the sparkly sun on the first one and the ombre background on the second :)

  17. Such a thoughtful sentiment. Wonderful card!

  18. So bright & fun! Love the glittery sunshine! ♥

  19. All three of your cards are stunning! I think I love the first the most with the tinted yellow moonstone paste. It is so sparkly and fun! Thank you for mentioning the Hurricane. I am so glad so many companies are trying to help all of those suffering!

  20. Lisa LOVE your cards, but am most in love with the way you've lifted the sun rays! Such wonderful dimension... thank you!

  21. Love the cards you've made with these products.

  22. Love these bright and cheery cards! Great look with the colors and dimension!

  23. So cute, love your fun shaker.

  24. I love all these beautiful sunny cards! God Bless Texas!!