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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Unknown said...

Living in Arizona, these are going to be great!

Marlo said...

Super cute! I'm starting to really love the succulent themes :)

D.Phillips said...

Love your work, very talented! Great release!

Lisa A creations said...

Nice coloring! Happy Bee-Day Honey Bee Stamps!

Kathy Thisted said...

loved your art print it really inspired me to create artwork with my stamps not just cards

Unknown said...

Beautiful work! I love the one you framed!

Unknown said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the ideas.

SeekHim1 said...

Cute cards! Now I want even more items from this release!

Raven said...

What a great idea and it turned out beautiful.

tanner alina said...

Love those cactus stamps. Thank u for sharing cute cards!

Barbara said...

Love this idea to make something as decor for the home. The card is adorable, too!

Suzi said...

I just commented on Jennifer's blog that I think cacti may be a new fave! Now you show me more ways to use them! I can I resist! TY!

Enna said...

I can't seem to get enough of succulents. Your projects are adorable! I have got to get my hands on these stamps!

Deni(se) said...

I really like the idea of creating a framed image of the succulents. Your watercoloring is beautiful.

Pat Baker said...

those cacti are ADORABLE!!!!

Unknown said...

what a great stamp set. i really like this stamp cause it has so many pots and you can fill it with so many different things. Happy bee day to u, love the card

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very cool idea stamping and framing the images. Thanks for the inspiration

Unknown said...

Love the large words. They can pretty much work with anything. I also like those background dies.

bzyPTmom said...

Love this succulent stamp and matching sentiments--AWESOME! Great cards and Happy Birthday to Honeybee stamps!

kartelene said...

really cute design great work thank you

Jiaying said...

Love the wall art. Love the stamp set. And love the coloring.

Carrie said...

I love the art idea! Thank you for sharing! Happy Birthday Honey Bee!

Deonna B said...

Adorable card and frame art! Those stamps are so sweet.

Deonna B said...

Adorable card and frame art! Those stamps are so sweet.

Dana said...

Gorgeous print!! Great idea for gifts!! Going to have to try this!!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL JOB, STEPHANIE!!! A PERFECT B.D. PRESENT for Honey Bee! Your project looks SO PROFESSIONAL! I SO ENJOYED watching you add color to this!!!!!!! Once you started adding the greens is when I got excited to see the end result! LOL THANK YOU for showing us! HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY HONEY BEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Berndog said...

This set is my favorite of this release and I love the art print and the card is awesome!

Sunny Qi said...

Pretty cards. Very creative!

Unknown said...

Love the Blah, Blah stamp set.

Unknown said...

Love it!

Diane M said...

My favorite of the new release

Unknown said...

So stinking cute! Love to use Stick With Me to make a framed picture like this for my AZ family!

Avra Williams said...

Love your succulents framed art!

Unknown said...

I love succulents, so this stamp set is awesome!

Unknown said...

I'm more of a beach girl than a dry desert type, but your succulent is adorable.

Elise Smith said...

I love your projects! You colored them beautifully :)

Unknown said...

Love the cards!!!

Anonymous said...

The card is so nice. I really like the framed art. You did a fantastic job.

Megan said...

Such a great piece of art!

Jimbo's Gang said...

Love the new release, so many cute things! Love your collage, and the cards!

Unknown said...

Love the Happy to be Stuck with you stamp!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET Designs!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Products !!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

justMarie said...

Great project. Love the colors

Unknown said...

beautiful project, you can send it to my house LOL. Happy Birthday Honey Bee

Helen said...

What a great idea to add your framed art to sharing along with your card. The video is an invitation to me to give this project a try. Thanks so much for sharing this as part of the Honey Bee celebration.

Karen B. said...

Great home decor piece and great video Stephanie!

Kentucky Daisy said...

This card is fantastic. Not only are the plants colored beautifully, but the design works so well for any kind of occasion! What a great way to celebrate the new release and birthday of Honey Bee Stamps!!

Katia said...

Your cards are super beautiful!!!!

Barbara-Jean said...

Fun cards! Glad to get to see this new site.

Unknown said...

What an awesome way to use this stamp set! Perfect for here in Las Vegas! Thank you for the fun video!

Unknown said...

I am going to have to try this technique. The pickle stamps were not in the cards this go around but love them more now!! Great video

Kathy said...

Love these cards! Happy B-Day Honey Bee!

Pri said...

Amazing...the framed art looks fabulous and vibrant... love it... and the card is so cute... love this succulents stamp set sooo much..

Samanthak said...

Beautiful cards, succulents are my favorite plants!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you colored these cute cactus designs!
Happy Bee-Day to Honey Bee Stamps! Love the Honey Bee stamp set!

Wendi J said...

Really like the sentiment "you're stuck with me." Good idea to use stamps for a picture. Many more Mellissa.

Unknown said...

so gorgeous. can't wait to get my hands on this stamp set!

CraftyPaws said...

Oooh so creative to make that framed art piece! LOVE the card too!

bev p said...

The stamps are great for a card, but you have just taken it up several notches! I have framed coloring book pages, but it never occurred to me to create a fun print like this! Thank you so much.

funkycrafter said...

like the way you designed the card to show off each of the plants and pots. very striking

sharon said...

Thank you so much for showing us how you set up you watercolor paper. Your choice of colors are exceptional.

Donna Oates said...

Love this. I'm stuck on it!

gardener said...

What a clever way to create an art piece. I don't think about using my supplies for things other than cards. We'll done. Cute card also.

Paulyne said...

Very pretty!! What a great idea to do with stamps. I love it.

Sue D said...

Great idea to turn this into wall art. cute card too.

craftygal1 said...

Great card. Love the lovely succulents!

stamper101 said...

luv your card design and coloring!

Debbie Brackett said...

Love that you made art!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Great colors!

Sandra said...

The cactus are my favorite set. Thanks for a new idea for me.

Kerry M said...

Great idea to use stamps to make wall. Art. Great job and the matching card is perfect

Sheila N said...

Love the cards! There just so cute!

Marty said...

I love your little card "Happy to be stuck with you"--a big message in a little card!

wolfwattitude said...

Love your card!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards and Honey Bee:)

Janet said...

Love your cacti and succulants card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

The Red Haired Lass said...

Gorgeous cacti!! This is the best release!!!! I can't wait to shop ☺

Jennifer B. said...

Great projects highlighting a fantastic release!

Trish said...

Beautiful succulents! I love your color choices. They would look wonderful hanging on the wall!

Milene Tiberius said...

What an awesome way to use this new stamp set. I sure would love to hang this picture in my home (preferably in my craft room)!! Beautiful card as well!! ❤

Diana said...

Love the intensity of color!

Toni C said...

So cute!!!

Unknown said...

Love these projects - the colors are great!

Janelle said...

Succulents are the perfect plant for this style of artwork. Your creation is very cool.

Carol H. said...

Your wall art is awesome!! What a great idea!! Of course, your card is so pretty too!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!!

Unknown said...

Seriously I grow succulents now I get to create cards as well,how much better could it get!

Phyllis said...

Great way to showcase each image in this stamp set. The finished project is very pretty, especially framed.

kathy s said...

What a great and inspiring project and card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and processes as they help when trying to create a similar idea. Happy birthday Honey Bee stamps and thanks for the chance to win.

Laura said...

That cactus stamp is sooo simple but so awesome!!

tickermarie aka P. DePew said...

Always thought it would be cool to make a scene with stamps/dies and put in a picture frame. Gonna have to try that, thanks.

Chantelle said...

What a wonderful gift idea!

Mary e. said...

your patience paid off!

Unknown said...

I love the colors you used.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

What a cool idea! It came out awesome!!! I wonder if I have any sets that I could do something similar with?!? Perhaps ferns and leaves? Hmmm...! Off to go peruse my collection ;-) Thanks for the inspiration and great way to showcase they cute succulents that will no doubt end up in my stash too.

DaNelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚ Congrats on 2 years. What an AMAZING release. I love it all❣️

McStamper said...

Love your ideas. Your coloring is beautiful.

Katie said...

So cute. Love stamps! I'd love to win!

Debbie Pereira said...

I love succulents and the framed piece is just beautiful!

Charlanne said...

Beautiful art project. I would never have thought of it but it is wonderful.

Sarah said...

Cute cacti! thanks for sharing.

Stanlee Runner said...

Love the succulents and cacti stamps.

dianemdb said...

Great card. Happy Birthday to Honey Bee stamps!

Tommie said...

I love the colors you used for the cacti, adding the blues and purples really make them even more lovely!

Rufus said...

Love that Prickly sentiment set, just makes me smile. Happy Birthday Honey Bee!

JenniferPetty said...

Such a neat way to show the stamps. Very pretty. Will make anyone who looks at it happy. I also like the card how cute.

nonnacindy said...

Why is it that some people make watercoloring look so effortless? Thank you for sharing.

Annette Pearce said...

Great to see an OTP, and what a special gift it will make, and with a matching card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Nezumi_rei said...

I love that you made a framed picture AND a card. I am from Arizona, so I love the thought of making cards with cacti on them to help remind of home.

Dixie Cochran said...

Oh, I love your framed art! Perfection!

Unknown said...

Awesome wall art. Thank you for making the video sharing your ideas and techniques.

noodles said...

I am so in love with the stick with me stamp set! So many fun items in this release.

Amy Kolling said...

Stephanie, you've used my favorite set from this release! I love the art you created!

Jessica said...

Pretty card! Love this stamp set!

Unknown said...

That project is very nice. I love all of those colors and how cute will that be hung up on a wall :)

Unknown said...

This art piece is just fabulous! I have never been a huge fan of succulents but I just love this. The colors are vibrant and it so pretty!

PatriciaD said...

What a whole bunch of really great stamps and dies...so awesome!!

Patti Bailey said...

What an absolutely CLEVER idea to make a wall hanging with the Stick with Me stamp set!! Turned out great!!!

Unknown said...

Such great cards and I loved that framed piece. Adorable!!!!!!

Memories by Manda said...

Great framed art! The card matches for a gift if you were so inclined.

Unknown said...

What a cute art print. This project looks like fun and I plan on trying it soon. Thank you for the inspiration!

Jan Scholl said...

I can't tell if my comment posts. Trying again. I love the cacti.

Unknown said...

ANOTHER GREAT IDEA! I WOULD OF NEVER THOUGHT TO FRAME IT. GREAT IDEAS FOR GIFTS. THIS IS A GREAT HOP!

Sandy said...

Well, I'm off to load up my cart with all of these super cute items!

Stefanie White said...

Your piece is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

purusty said...

love the cactuses many new ones

Mirjam F said...

What a great idea. Love the artwork.

liz said...

This is so pretty! Love your project

BarbaraF said...

Love the cactus stamp...good idea using stamps for art. Thanks

Heidi said...

Lovely how you combined these projects!

Sheryl L said...

What a great idea and it turned out beautiful. Happy B day Honey Bee!
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sweet art designs said...

Love it. This is one stamp/die set I need

n56leiker said...

I really love your miniature succulent print! It came out so well. Now I'm inspired to give it a go!

Edwige V. said...

Great idea ! I totally can see it hanging on my wall ๐Ÿ˜€

Sheri Witthoft said...

Fantastic use of these stamps! I love the creative way you have used them.

Fikreta said...

those cards are great!

Sue Martin said...

WOW!! Awesome idea!

Mirella said...

Love both your projects, that frame is really cool - I might make one for myself, too, it looks very classy ๐Ÿ˜€

gabriella said...

Very nice coloring to see.

Judy said...

Love the idea of an art print instead of just a card. thanks for sharing...Happy Birthday HoneyBee Stamps

Kris said...

Beautiful wall print. The colors are so delicious!

Unknown said...

So fun! Love it!!

Sabrina said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning and very beautiful!!!

Sallyann said...

Really cute and creative project ideas. Love the succulent stamps too!

Kaylene Matyas said...

These are such a fun set of stamps, and awesome idea you had for them. Love the little matching card with it, too.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Cute design and fun sentiment. This would make a great gift with the gift and the card matching. So fun.

Colleen said...

Cute love the sentiments in the set

littlebitoftoto said...

Such cute cards....love Honey Bee stamps

Unknown said...

Love the coloring - such fun stamps!

Elizabeth N said...

These stamps look like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Melissa T. said...

Wonderful art! Love the stamps and such a great release of new goodies from Honey Bee.

Unknown said...

My first time stopping by, found you from AmyR. Love this stamp set.

Krystal Kay said...

Ok I love everything that you did with my FAVORITE stamp released this time! I will have to do something similar if I win this stamp!!

Dodie said...

What a very creative idea to use the stamps to make a piece of art!

Queen Mary said...

I love it Stephanie! (As i mentioned on your video.) And the card is so cute! I hadn't noticed the larger pot in Jennifer's walk through of the release -- how cute! The farmer's market outside my office has those pots for herbs! I just love this set and the blah bunny (and the word dies, and the blah sentiments and the prickly sentiments and the background cutting plates.... And you know I love your work -- thanks for including your watercoloring, I loved seeing it!

Laura said...

Great stuff! Keep up the great work.

Teri Ann said...

Different pots for each succulent..........HOW FUN!

Unknown said...

Very nice, clean, crisp design for wall art; wonderfully done.

lnewbigging said...

That art print is fabulous! Love the card too!

Debbie B said...

LOVE your picture idea! A keepsake for sure! The colors you used were perfect! Worth the extra effort to get everything lined up and so clean looking! Happy Birthday Honey Bee Stamps!

Joyce Erb said...

Cute card, wonderful way to showcase lots of images:-)

Nora Noll said...

This is such a lovely project. Such a nice gift to anyone and I really like this whole idea. Thank you for your inspiration!!

Unknown said...

Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

Bevb said...

OMG!!! This is beautiful, what great work you do. I love these cacti stamps, they are adorable and would make such cute cards. Thank you and Happy birthday to Honey Bee.

Dana M said...

Fabulous card and project! I love using my paper crafting supplies for more than cards.

Heather Doran said...

Oh wow Stephanie, what a fabulous framed print! Love the super cute and fun card too!

Michelle H said...

It's so nice to hear someone getting so excited about a project. And it came out beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration. I am so in love with that stamp set.

doodlespaperplayground said...

This card is so fun! I love your coloring! I keep thinking about adding a cactus stamp set to my collection and always seem to talk myself out of it...I think I might actually need this one! Its on my wish list! haha

Teri S. said...

Such a sweet card & it's perfect for a loved one. Thinking of my hubby. :)
The picture you did showcases the cacti & the pots so well. Great idea!

Serendipidade de Papel said...

Succulents are very versatile.

Teresa Mock said...

Thank you for the inspirations of this new release. It really helps to see wonderful samples.

Teresa Mock said...

Thank you for the inspirations of this new release. It really helps to see wonderful samples.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful projects. Love the sentiment.

Michal M.H. said...

Wonderful video and a great idea of using the stamps, not just for cards...

Margaret said...

Love this set and what you've done with it! So many stamps in one set!

Sandy in So. Cal. said...

What a great idea, I'd have never thought of it. thanks so much for sharing - you are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love your projects! Thanks, Denise

Tammy Beard said...

Love Honey Bee stamps and this cacti set is great! Love the wall art- what a great gift that would make for a friend! And card is adorable... great sayings!

cm said...

Echoing the others: a marvelous home decor project and how perfect to create this with the darling succulents! Love this (and some major enabling has happened *grin*)!
~carol

luvjones46218 said...

How cute is this?! Love it!!

denisf said...

LOVE this... great project!!

FeM said...

OMG this wall art is awesome. And so is your card. Definitely inspiring.

Unknown said...

Great demos, loved them all.

Denise said...

Wow, that art print is gorgeous!! I really loved another stamp set but I think I have to go with this one now after seeing what you have done.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love the wall art! I have been wanting to do artwork with my stamps for my home. I haven't seen many examples, so it's fun to see stamping in decor! The succulents look great, and I love the card (that sentiment is so fun!)

zehra said...

Very elegant print, lovely card

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and display!

Anonymous said...

Love these succulents and cactus and your very cute cards !

pcm said...

those tiny cacti are adorable!

Lindarub said...

Cute card.

Ann K. said...

Wow, what great stamping skilz :)

Linnea S said...

think this stamp set will be timeless! great project!

bbaxterj@frontiernet.net said...

Stephanie, I love your succulent themed wall hanging and card (and the perfect and humorous sentiment!) Thanks for sharing.

Mendy said...

I love everything Honey Bee (have had their orders in my mailbox repatedly lately) Those cards are adorable. How have I lived without Honey Bee Stamps?

MiamiKel said...

Your cards are so cute and creative! Love them both :) thanks for sharing your artistry!

Sandy Small said...

Nice project!

Unknown said...

I love the idea of making framed art with stamps! I have been entertaining the idea and you have made up my mind! This will be my next project! Thank you!!

Unknown said...

Really loving the succulent set!

Hannah said...

Making this into artwork is just so lovely!

Diane said...

Cute card and art piece. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love the idea of creating a framed print project to give as a gift. Thanks for sharing!

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