HLS November 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m glad you stopped by today. 🙂 I have a homey Thanksgiving card to share with you today for HLS’ November Sketch Challenge.

Here’s our sketch:

Oh, the possibilities!

Here’s my card:

Slide1There’s a lot going on with this Thanksgiving card!  Are you from the U.S.? If not, does your country have a day set aside for national giving of thanks? I really love that the U.S.A. does. IMG_0570editedThe “Happy” is from PTI’s Stacked Statements Stamp Set and the “Thanksgiving” is from SU’s “Day of Gratitude” stamp set.

IMG_0485edited I used some SU DSP from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. I also used some dies from Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies, Labels 4.

IMG_0482edited  When I was finished placing all of the pieces where I wanted them I added some details with my SU markers and a white gel pen. Then I dry embossed the top 3 layers and then adhered the finished sandwich to the card base. I really like using this technique. I was at a loss to the name is this embossing folder, but I think it might be Stampin’ Up’s! “Square Lattice”. I’m sure someone can tell me?


Make sure you stop on over at HLS’ Sketch Challenge to see all the loveliness created by my teammates. Then have fun, play along and link up!

Thanks for stopping by!


melissa signatureIMG_0570editedSupplies:

Stacked Statements Stamp Set



Lovely Birthday

Hi! I’m here with a quick post with a card inspired by  CTS #146 by Chrissy Larson & Tracey McNeely’s card for this week’s Muse #139.





I’d also like to play this over at SSS Monday’s Throwback. My card was inspired by the June 2015 Challenge: Summer. Are you missing it? Yeah, me too. I’m also playing along at Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challnege #206.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. While you are here, please check out my post for Happy Little Stampers Second Release Blog Hop. There are prizes for doing the hop & 1 at my post too!

Whimsical Friends

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CAS(E) this Sketch

Simon Monday Challenge Blog




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Happy Little Stampers Second Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Honeybeelane & to the Happy Little Stampers Second Release Blog Hop!

Phew! Are your legs tired out from hopping yet?! 😉 I hope not because Happy Little Stampers has 6 new stamp sets & to celebrate our release we are having this blog hop with prizes!


I’m giving away this stamp set:

Whimsical Friends

Look for the following honeybee photo at the end of my post and follow the instructions to enter my private raffle!

You should have come to me from Carol Steedman.

If you got lost along the way, don’t worry. Just start back at the Happy Little Stampers blog. In order to be eligible for the prizes please comment on the HLS blog and then continue on to each designer and comment on each designer’s blog hop post.

For my part, I will be highlighting 4 of the 6 new stamp sets.

First, I have 3 cards using Everyday Sentiments.

Card #1


Card #2

Slide2Card #3



Next up, I have 3 cards, Cards 4-6, made with Thinking of You.

Card #4

Slide1Card #5


IMG_9741editedCard #6

Slide5Now I have 2 cards, #s 7 & 8.  I used Fun Birthday Sentiments on #7 (I’d like tp play this at Seize the Birthday’s Anything Goes) & I also used Whimsical Friends on #8.

Card #7


Card #8

Slide7Lastly, I have 5 cards,  #9-13, made with what might be my favorite set in this release, Whimsical Friends. I’d like to play card #11 at Word Art Wednesday’s: Anything Goes.

Card #9

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Card #10


IMG_9726edited IMG_9727editedCard #11Slide2 IMG_9758editedCard #12

Slide9Card #13Slide3Here’s slideshow with all 13 of my cards.

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The blog hop will run for one week in order to give you enough time to hop through and check out what the designers have been creating with the 6 new stamp sets.

Next you should be off to LINDA’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s my raffle! Commenting on this post WILL NOT enter you into this special raffle.

Click on this photo to be taken to my RAFFLE.

Here is the full list of Designers in case you got lost along the way…

Happy Little Stampers 

Kylie Purtell
Loll Thompson
Joyce Mehrberg
Gloria Lee
Tanja Kabel
Susan Bridgman
Gail Townsend
Carol Steedman
Linda Walmsley
Birgit Norton
Kim Heggins
Sue T.
Bonnie Klass
Carol Dunham
Ingrid Blackburn

Places I’m playing:

Card #7

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Card #11

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PTI October 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Hi! Are you enjoying PTI’s October Blog Hop? I’m sure you are with this fabulous inspiration photo:

Blog hop inspiration

I used PTI’s “Painted Poinsettias”& watercolors to make this card. The sentiment is from the “O Holy Night“. IMG_9881editedI’m going to share this over at Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge: Poinsettia. I’m going to play it over at Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challenge #206.

 Thanks for stopping by!

PTI Products:

Painted Poinsettias Stamp SetO Holy Night Stamp Set

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P.S. If you have the time, I have another post up that may interest you. Go on over hereI am giving away a prize! (The post will go live Sunday, 4 p.m. 25 October 2015 EDT, Sunday,  8 p.m. 25 October 2015, UTC/GMC,  Monday 26 Oct – 6 a.m. Australian) Look for the following photo at the end of my post.

AAA Cards Game #51

Hi! I’m here with a quick post for AAA Cards Game #51 Oct 25 Halloween 4 Everybody! (all styles game)

I made 2 bright and fun cards for this game!

Here the first:

IMG_1209editedAnd the second:

IMG_1212editedI love fall, don’t you!? There are all kinds of fests going on here in Germany during this time of year with lots of yummy food, lovely smells and beautiful scenery too. Ahh!

I’m going to play the first card along at Make It Monday #227: Focal Clusters.

and the second one at Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes #206.

That’s it for me today. Please head on over to AAA Cards and play along. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

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P.S. If you have the time, I have another post up that may interest you. Go on over hereI am giving away a prize! (Starts  ^ a.m. Australian time – 26 Oct.)