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!

486 comments:

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

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

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  3. Sandra Bischoff4/28/2017 8:29 AM

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

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  4. 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. ❤

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

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  6. Wow! This is stunning and beautiful!

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

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

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  9. Love your colors on the succulents!

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

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

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

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

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  14. I love your succulent colors!

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

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

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  17. Love the cactus! So cute!

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

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

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

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  21. How adorable Stephanie!! You did awesome!! TFS

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  22. So cute!!! Have to have this set

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  23. Very cute card. I love the cactus

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

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

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  26. So cute, happy birthday Honey Bee!

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

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  28. That is so fun! What a cute home accessorie

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  29. Love your art print and card!! This is a great stamp set. And I love the coloring you did ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

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  31. Lovely idea to make a framed piece!

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

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

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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!!

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  36. 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.

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  37. Love your colors with the new stamps!

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

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

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  40. Adorable card, and I love the picture idea!

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  41. Just so precious that stamp set looks so much fun.

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  42. Super cute idea with the succulent stamps

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  43. That stamp set is so cute! Great projects!

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

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  45. Gorgeous water coloring - love your projects.

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  46. Mary Guikema4/28/2017 10:26 AM

    Great inspiration.

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

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  48. This is such a cute and funny set!!

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

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

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  51. 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.

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  52. Such a beautiful piece of art! Love it!

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  53. Cute cards, the cacti stamp set is adorable.

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

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

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  56. Very Nice card. Sweet stamp set!

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  57. Lovely colouring, that stamp set looks very versatile.

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  58. I love the wall art you made! So cute!

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  59. 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.

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  60. Fabulous idea for framed art! Love the sentiments.

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  61. 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!

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

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

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

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  65. Heather White4/28/2017 10:45 AM

    Beautiful coloring on these cards! I love this release.

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

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  67. That stamp set is so cute! Great projects!

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

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

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

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  71. 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.

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  72. Great cards with the happy birthday honeybee-stamps

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  73. 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!!

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  74. Happy Birthday Honey Bee! Love your stamps and dies!

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  75. Love the way you framed your art piece.

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  76. The art print really came out beautiful!

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

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

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  79. Tara Skolnik4/28/2017 10:58 AM

    Those little succulents are awesome!

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

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

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  82. Super cute cards using the potted cacti images.

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  83. Very cute! love your coloring and love this release.

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  84. That was an awesome idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  85. very cute! I love the sentiments for these stamps!

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  86. Lovely images! Beautiful cards!!

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

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

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  89. 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!

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  90. adorable and I love the bright, vivid colors

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

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

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

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

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

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  96. 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 ;-)

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

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

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  99. Love the coloring of these cute cacti.

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

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  101. Kelly Baugher4/28/2017 11:45 AM

    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~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  108. 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

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

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  110. Wonderful wall art and card!

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  111. What a great idea! Beautiful piece of art!

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  112. Beautiful card! This release has the cutest stamps.

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  113. Julie Bohannon4/28/2017 12:08 PM

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

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  114. The succulents and sentiments are my favourite from this release!

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  115. What a great idea! New to your blog, but following now. ๐Ÿ˜

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  116. What a great idea!!! Love it!

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  117. 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!

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  118. So much FUN!!!! Love your ideas.

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

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

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

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  122. 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!

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  123. Love the succulent art print!

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

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  125. 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.

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  126. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  131. Such a beautiful clean and modern card. Love it!

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

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  133. What a lovely little art piece and card.

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  134. Beautiful card, great colors

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

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  136. Lovely handmade cards! Happy 2nd birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ to Honey Bee Stamps! To many more to come! Thanks for the giveaways and inspiration! ❤️

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  137. So cute! I love this release!

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

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

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

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

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

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  143. These would be perfect to send to friends in Arizona.

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  144. Tooooooooooooooooooooo cute! Happy Bee Day!

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  145. 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.

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  146. Beautiful picture! This is a great release.

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

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  148. Love your work. Cute stamps and beautiful coloring.

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

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

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  151. Awesome creation as is the HBS release !

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  152. 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!

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

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  154. Great card and frame, love the release

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  155. Beautiful wall art created with stamps!

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

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

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

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

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  160. Aimee Kluczwski4/28/2017 2:33 PM

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

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  161. 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

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  162. 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.

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  163. Love your stamped artwork! Love it!

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  164. Succulents are fun..remind of my Texas birthplace.

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  165. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  174. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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