April 28, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps 2nd Birthday Bash & SURPRISE Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Jennifer McGuire's blog. ;)

We are all surprising Melissa for her 2nd Honey Bee Stamps Birthday. Be sure to hop along for all the fun & prizes!! Each stop on the hop will have a drawing for a free stamp set of the winners choice from the Honey Bee Stamps store. Be sure to comment at each stop to enter all of the drawings. The winners will be announced on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog on May 3rd at Noon PST.

Now for my project! I decided to use the new Stick With Me stamp set to create a stamped art print that can be hung on the wall. I knew these succulent stamps would be perfect for it and I love how it turned out! ;)


I used one of my favourite matted frames from Ikea and used the mat to trace out a space onto a draft piece of paper so I could sketch out the design. I really wanted to make sure that everything was lined up perfectly so that I could easily stamp the images in a grid of nine.

Once I had the sketch created, I cut a piece of watercolour paper to size and recreated the lines on the watercolour paper. I used a pencil and a light had so I could easily erase the lines once I had all of the stamping done.


I stamped all of the succulents with Versafine Onyx Black ink and just took my time t stamping them since each pot and succulent is a different stamp. It did take a bit to stamp out but it was so worth it in the end.


I also stamped a small square panel that could be used as a card to go with the print and I love that the card matches it perfectly. Once I had all of the stamping completely finished, I used my Sakura Koi Watercolours to paint all of the images. I kept the colour palette pretty consistent throughout so everything would like nice and cohesive once I had it all painted.

You can see how I created the stamped succulent art print from start to finish in the video below:



Once I had the print all painted and it had time to dry I put it in the Ikea frame so it's all ready to give as a gift or to be hung on the wall.


Thanks so much for joining me today for the hop and a huge happy birthday to Melissa and Honey Bee Stamps!!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post by Sunday midnight for a chance to win a Honey Bee stamp set.

Your next stop on the hop is Amy Rysavy. Happy Hopping!

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Cindy said...

Lovely cards. Thanks!

Ashley Wells said...

What a clever idea to make some framed art! I have grown to like stamps and projects with cute cacti and succulents.

Tess Hackett said...

Ooo! I love this, it's so pretty. Great idea using succulents and cactus to make wall art too.

Sandra Bischoff said...

Great cards with the happy birthday honeybee-stamps:-))

Tammy said...

I love the wall art that you created. Beautiful!!! And your card is lovely too. Definitely inspired to create something with these wonderful succulent stamps. ❤

Late Blooming said...

Thank you for sharing. Cute way to use the new release

Crazy8farm said...

Wow! This is stunning and beautiful!

Lonya Mathys said...

Just returned from a vacation in the Southwest so I am drawn to this stamp set. Love what you have done with it.

Cindy G. said...

What a clever idea to make a wall hanging! We never think of using our stamps that way but I love the results! Thanks

Pat said...

Love your colors on the succulents!

Mandy Emerton said...

Oh wow, love the idea of a wall hanging. Simple and Fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

gretchenhs said...

Happy Birthday Honey Bee and congratulations to Melissa for 2 years!

jamie vanskiver said...

I absolutely love this! What a fun stamp set and I love the sentiment set as well. Terrific release. tfs

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love these cards and how you colored in the cute little cacti images:)

Beka L said...

I love your succulent colors!

Linda covay said...

Love the new stamps

Charyl Hodges said...

Cute cards.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Happy Birthday!!! The cactus stamps and sentiments are so cute.

Mary W said...

Thanks for a really cute idea and a great way to Not kill a houseplant - LOL.

Robin said...

Love the cactus! So cute!

LaDonna Shelly said...

I love how you turned this into wall art. The colors are phenomenal. Happy Birthday Honey Bee.

Carol Hinojosa said...

Nice!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

I really like succulents -thanks for the inspiring coloring of all of those great examples!

Marcia McCullough said...

Love how you used the stamps to create a framed artwork piece!

Scrapthat said...

How adorable Stephanie!! You did awesome!! TFS

Maria Trumbley said...

So cute!!! Have to have this set

Lana Peterson said...

Very cute card.

SuzanneS said...

Very cute card. I love the cactus

Susan King said...

Oh I do love the succulents! They are so life like!

RobynM500 said...

Love the plant stamps. Definitely gonna bee buying some of those.

Barbara said...

So cute, happy birthday Honey Bee!

Jane M said...

Great piece of art and a cute card to go with it.

Dianne Hart said...

That is so fun! What a cute home accessorie

Trina P. said...

So cute.

Amy Vitriani said...

Love your art print and card!! This is a great stamp set. And I love the coloring you did 😊

Ang S said...

I never really got into the succulents, but the way you colored those and the simplicity of the design makes me consider them.

Alice Dietz said...

Lovely idea to make a framed piece!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love your framed piece! What a great gift to have ready for just the right person.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love this as a wall hanging! Very cute and whimsical art!

Vicki Milyard said...

Cute projects!!! The stamp set is cute, I think it would be cute paired with the Blah blah blah stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a wonderful day.

Sheri said...

I love your work! I have to be honest and tell you that this is one blog hop i hope I don't win!!!! The stamp set of my choice would be so hard for me. They are all fantastic!!

Vicki Milyard said...

Cute projects!!! The stamp set is cute, I think it would be cute paired with the Blah blah blah stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a wonderful day.

Janice Sharpton said...

Love your colors with the new stamps!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

V Marcus said...

I love how you colored the succulents! I really love that bunny stamp in the release! So relatable. Hugs, Valerie

Karen B said...

Sweet cacti!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved them !

Eileen said...

Adorable card, and I love the picture idea!

Kelly Shields said...

Just so precious that stamp set looks so much fun.

Pam said...

Super cute idea with the succulent stamps

Cindy Aguirre said...

That stamp set is so cute! Great projects!

Andrea Heininge said...

Awesome projects. Never thought about making framed wall art - guess I know what I'll be up to soon :) Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Gorgeous water coloring - love your projects.

Mary Guikema said...

Great inspiration.

Christy Q said...

This is lovely, Stephanie! Such a beautiful piece of art! Thank you for the inspiration!

patti said...

This is such a cute and funny set!!

Kari V. said...

I love this cactus stamp set! It looks great as an art piece to hang, too! Beautiful watercoloring.

Julie M. said...

I especially like the art print - it could go anywhere.
Very nice.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very cute & lovely cards. I like this set: my hubby & I are always telling each other that "you're stuck with me" so it's kinda perfect.

Cindy Reynoso said...

Such a beautiful piece of art! Love it!

jennibinks said...

Cute cards, the cacti stamp set is adorable.

Kathy Klersy said...

love this project and it would make an awesome gift...I think this set is my favorite in the release!

Carol Snedden said...

so nice to showcase your stamps in wall art. Great job with the coloring.

Maggie Zabela said...

Enjoyed your video

Holly said...

Cute cards!

Unknown said...

Very Nice card. Sweet stamp set!

Catrinel wright said...

Lovely colouring, that stamp set looks very versatile.

Nicole R said...

I love the wall art you made! So cute!

Joy Meadows said...

Cacti are not my favorite things, but you really made an adorable framed print with them. Love your coloring. And, the card is cute, too.

anna said...

Fabulous idea for framed art! Love the sentiments.

babs said...

I adore the succulent fad, and this collection is sooo stampworthy! You did a fabulous job water coloring your stamps...wish I had your talent!

~S said...

Love the framed art idea! Amazing coloring as well! Thanks! -Shanna

Linda Knors said...

Such a great set and piece of art you created. I would love to hang that in my house!
Thanks for sharing your work

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun way to use the stamps. I love your finished project.

Heather White said...

Beautiful coloring on these cards! I love this release.

Stephanye Foster said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Honey Bee Stamps. Cute card. Love the card.

Cindy Aguirre said...

That stamp set is so cute! Great projects!

Jane Cordell said...

Really like the way you used the cacti...and the pots

Kleri F said...

Awesome projects!I love the clean and fresh look of the framed piece!And the card is very cute :)

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

I love this idea (and you watercolor art) What a great way to get more from you stamps.

Beth Ziemba said...

I really like the way you used the stamps to make an art piece. I've never thought of that, but U sure will now.

Meghan Greene said...

Great cards with the happy birthday honeybee-stamps

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

Oh my! I like every how you created a print! This is definitely my favorite stamp set of the release! And prints would make awesome Christmas gifts!!

Susie Sonnier said...

Happy Birthday Honey Bee! Love your stamps and dies!

D Q said...

Love the way you framed your art piece.

Irene said...

Cute, cute, cute !!

Lori said...

The art print really came out beautiful!

Scrap Shack Sister said...

Ok, just another reason to get this stamp set. I love the framed print.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome creations!!! Love so much the Cactus Stamp Set!!!

Tara Skolnik said...

Those little succulents are awesome!

Lynne Dillard said...

Good idea with print. I might try this as a gift idea.

Peggy McCullar said...

You did an awesome job!!! I love these and the stampsets!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super cute cards using the potted cacti images.

Peg said...

Very cute! love your coloring and love this release.

Elvira said...

That was an awesome idea. Thank you for sharing.

Cynthia L said...

very cute! I love the sentiments for these stamps!

Wronda Gustafson said...

Nicely done! Thank you.

Sharon Madson said...

Beautiful images!

Migdalia said...

Lovely images! Beautiful cards!!

Sheila Clabough said...

Super cute stamp set!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card and framed art! Your coloring is Amazing! Love the sentiment! Happy Birthday Honey Bee!

Stephanie Turner said...

What a fun set - love your color choices!
-JaxScrapper

Brenda Jaques said...

Absolutley love the piece of Art you created with the Prickly Stamp set. Love the colors used. I may have to do something like this! What a nice gift for someone!

dligon said...

adorable and I love the bright, vivid colors

Lorie Brunner said...

This turned out gorgeous!! Now I want to do this!! Thanks

Bunny Dobbie said...

What a beautiful little framed art piece Stephanie! Lovely design also

Andrea1702 said...

Gorgeous art and card! What a fabulous idea to use stamps to create artwork! I totally need to do that!

Marg said...

What a wonderful gift! I love your colouring, so vibrant.

Unknown said...

Beautiful way to use those stamps.. Love it and what a nice surprise.. love it

Marie W said...

Beautiful card. I have a succulent I am trying to save from death right now, maybe I should go water it. Thanks for the reminder lol ;-)

Christi JohnS said...

Cutest stamp set and the coordinating sentiment set is a must. Thanks for sharing.

Antoinette Lempicki said...

Great projects. Like the wall hanging as I like to use stamp images for more than cards.

mtscrapgal said...

Love the coloring of these cute cacti.

Teresa said...

Great project

Careen Porter said...

You have a magic paintbrush... Nice job!!

Kelly Baugher said...

Thank you for doing what you do. I have just found you in the last few months and I love learning from you!!! Keep inspiring~

Janet D. said...

Have to say I am a fan of succulents AND this project!

Unknown said...

What a great release. I would love any of these items.
~Rebecca B. from FL

judy said...

I love the succulent stamp set and the awesome art print that you created!!

Marilyn Falcone said...

Love the succulents! Great idea to make a framed print.

cma21317 said...

Excellent idea to map out first. Your end result is stunning. I forget about using stamps for art work and not just cards. FANTASTIC

Linda M said...

Beautiful art print and card! Thanks for the great ideas!

Heather Ferguson said...

What a fun design, love the framing and your coloring is amazing, great art piece for the home and your card is so cute, love the long metal-ish looking container for the adorable little plants

Cindi said...

Love these cards, love the stamp set. Would be perfect to send my Southwest friends greetings!!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful wall art and card!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful art piece!

Patti said...

What a great idea! Beautiful piece of art!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card! This release has the cutest stamps.

Julie Bohannon said...

What a nice piece of art to hang on the wall and the cards are cute too.

Kathryn A said...

The succulents and sentiments are my favourite from this release!

Jeanne said...

What a great idea! New to your blog, but following now. 😁

Kristie Goulet said...

What a great idea!!! Love it!

Glenda said...

I'm always a softie for 3D projects, so I love that you're putting these trendy little succulents on the wall! It's my fav stamp set in this release!

Rufred said...

So much FUN!!!! Love your ideas.

Katie Ramos said...

Cute!!!

shickman1 said...

I never thought about using stamp sets to make wall art. How perfect!

Nikki said...

Your coloring is beautiful. Love the idea of wall art. Great job.

Niki Jorgensen said...

Very pretty coloring - you make succulents come alive on the paper. Thanks!

Tonya Meyer said...

I love, love the color of your cactus that you've colored. Smart idea to create art with this set. Very unique - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the succulent art print!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Wow. This was great. I love to watch your coloring.

Twylia Bell said...

Love this cactus stamp set and your use of it! Beautiful. Happy Birthday Honey Bee! Can't wait to get my first stamps from them.

Karen Martens said...

Love the stamps. And I love your framed sketch. Why don't I do that. It would make a great gift. Thanks for the idea.

Dumale Creations said...

Really cute cards!!! Can't wait to use this stamp set!

Fellowship By Design said...

I love your projects and that stamp set is my favorite! How clever of you to make the art print!

Linda said...

I live in Arizona and love to use cacti on my cards. Love how you can change up the pots with cactus.

Ann K said...

My favorite stamp set of the release - love the art print. The colors are fabulous. Well done!

P. Yvonne Mathews said...

Such a beautiful clean and modern card. Love it!

Michelle Usadel said...

Oh I absolutely love this. It is so nice to see stamps used in unique ways!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a lovely little art piece and card.

Lola said...

Beautiful card, great colors

RobinPDX said...

I love this new release. Your artwork and card are adorable and I love the way you colored the succulents!

kabull26 said...

adorable cards

Lydia Lee said...

Lovely handmade cards! Happy 2nd birthday 🎉 to Honey Bee Stamps! To many more to come! Thanks for the giveaways and inspiration! ❤️

Lynn Justice said...

So cute! I love this release!

Kyle E. said...

Your piece of succulent artwork is wonderful! What a great idea

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful design with those little stamps and love it in the frame!!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful new release and i love your work! so pretty :)

Kathy W said...

Your cards are gorgeous. These stamps look like so much fun.

Allison Cope said...

What a fabulous idea Stephanie! Loved watching you paint the stamped images!

Psychomak said...

These would be perfect to send to friends in Arizona.

Tricia Kennedy said...

Tooooooooooooooooooooo cute! Happy Bee Day!

Mrsfish02 said...

So beautifully done. I know your friend will treasure it. I love IKEA but the store is far from me. Thanks for sharing your work on this special hop.

Valerie Doyle said...

Beautiful picture! This is a great release.

Deb Shoemaker said...

I just love Honey Bee, and what you did with them!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your work. Cute stamps and beautiful coloring.

Karla Jaimes said...

Wow! Love your projects! That wall art looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! ❤️

Tracy A said...

Beautiful card and the wall art. The succulent set is so nice, it really lends itself to a variety of colors.

Isabelle said...

Awesome creation as is the HBS release !

Beth said...

The " stick with Me" stamp set is becoming one of my Honey bee favorites. I may not be able to live without it! I enjoyed your upping the game to create an art piece with it. Thanks for sharing the steps you took to come up with a beautiful piece. I so often do shortcuts that hurt the finished piece..your watercolring is great, inspiring!

Kathy Bolam said...

Excellent coloring of the succulents in your picture frame. Would love to see this hanging on my wall!

Donna said...

Great card and frame, love the release

CathyL said...

Beautiful wall art created with stamps!

Cheri said...

I love everything you used for the succulent card. Shows how versatile the "Bee" stamp can be used in greetings also!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh this is fun, I have been wanting the cactus stamp for a long time, you have inspired me!

Sally Cain said...

I love this succulents stamp set and would love to win one!!

Catherine said...

Such a great idea! I want to make my own now :)

Aimee Kluczwski said...

Thank you for sharing. Love it.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Diane Marciano said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!
Blah Blah Blah and Build a Bee are my 2 new favorites ❤️��
Love the picture you created with the stick with me set Starting to like that set now

Rebecca Romines said...

What a super cute card! I just love the succulent themed cards. There are so many little puns that can go along with them for cards.

Michelle Sullivan said...

Love your stamped artwork! Love it!

dotferrero said...

Succulents are fun..remind of my Texas birthplace.

Teresa Doyle said...

Love the art deco piece AND the card. I am not sure that I could part with it but either way one of you will be happy! LOL

JillN said...

Wow, beautiful art with the stick with me set. fun.

Unknown said...

This is a great stamp set. Your card is just beautiful,, Thanks

Pamela Landers said...

Love your wall art! I would be willing to have something this nice on my wall. Gives me all kinds of ideas!

SMWhite said...

I've never thought of succulents as cute, but these are beautiful!

Kim S. said...

So cute and pretty! I just love the colours you've used!

ChristineZ said...

I love those succulents and the various pots. What a great release.

Tami Babcock said...

Very cute! I love the colors you used on all of your cacti!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Great card and blog hop!!

solarj said...

Nice idea for an alternative to cards or scrapbook pages. Very creative!

Billie A said...

All of the prep work is so worth it. I love the art piece. So creative and for sure I would hag it in my home. Beautiful water coloring.

Sharon Thompson said...

Love the colors and techniques used. Very beautiful picture. Nice to see other formats. Great inspiration.

Lindar C said...

Great projects! I love that this set has so many different pots, and plants. Your matted card is beautiful.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a beautiful art project and matching card. Thanks for the video showing your process too.

sheron Egolf said...

This piece is so pretty! What a great idea and I would like to do something like this now. Thanks for the inspiration!

slgibbs1 said...

I really like the "Happy to be stuck with you" stamp

Gina Myers said...

The stamp set Stick with me is my favorite. What a cute wall hanging!

Mary Holshouser said...

Lovely projects.
The card is so cute and has a
fun sentiment. thanks for helping
with the celebration

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