Sugar Scrub

Hello all!

I am going to go a little Throwback Thursday on you today for my first non-card post! I made this sugar scrub for all the amazing mothers in my life for Mother’s day.

Sugar Scrub from bumblebreeblog.wordpress.com

For the sugar scrub I combined regular white sugar and coconut oil in a 4:1 ratio. At first it did not seem like it was combining but I continued to mash it down with the back of a spoon and it combined nicely. I also added a bit of lemon zest, and a couple drops of lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and sweet orange essential oils. It smelled amazing and makes my skin so soft. My mom even suggested that it smelled so good she wanted to eat it. ūüôā

I found the Rajtan spice jars at Ikea and knew they would be perfect! I also used some of the paper I got at Paper Source, which I cut out with my heart punch and mod podged it onto the front of the jar.  I then added Pick Your Plum twine and a bobby pin with resin flower (also pyp).

I hope you enjoyed my post of today.  Do you give homemade gifts to people?  I think it more meaningful and personalized.

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Operation Write Home

Happy Memorial Day!

I am participating the Lawn Fawn Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop.  Operation Write Home is a great organization that sends handmade cards to members of our armed services who are deployed.  The deployed men and women can then use those cards to send home to their friends and family.  If you are interested in participating as well, you should check out their site.

I wanted to create two different cards to be able to send to OWH.  One that was a little feminine and one a little masculine.

The first card was inspired by Sketch B-28, which can be found on the bonus sketch link.

Bee Happy card for OWH from bumblebreeblog

For this card I used the bee and phrase from Lawn Fawn gnome sweet gnome stamp and die set.  I told you I would make a great card using the super cute bee!  ūüôā The embellishments are all from Pick Your Plum, including that beautiful washi tape and the bakers twine.

The next card is for the Midweek Throwdown X 3 challenge. I wanted to create a clean and simple card highlighting red, white, and blue.

Take it Easy Card for OWH from bumblebreeblogI used the Lawn Fawn dad’s day set to create a masculine feel.  I also used some of my NEW bakers twine.  Remember the picture that I shared last week?  Its so soft and and thick.  I really love my bakers twin.  Can you tell?

I wanted to create cards that could be personalized by the military person receiving them.  Each one can be used for any event or holiday.  I hope you enjoyed them as well!

Is there a card or theme you would to see me try? Something you’d like to see in my style? Let me know in the comments below, and I’ll give it a shot. Thanks!

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 58 – Clean and Simple

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 58I am so excited!  This is the first Lawnscaping Challenge I have been a part of  (I hope I did everything right). The Lawnscaping Challenge No. 58 is clean and simple.  When Lawn Fawn had their release this month I was so excited to see that they added die cuts (lawn cuts) for the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set.  I love love love this stamp set. Check it out!  The gnome is so stinking cute and I just love the little bees (I will be making a card highlighting those next week).

Thank You Gnome Card -bumblebreeblog

For the card that I made for this challenge I wanted to use craft paper and simple, bright colors. ¬†I wanted to set the¬†scene¬†with beautiful bright flowers from the Gnome Sweet Gnome set, the Mother’s Day set, and critters in the ‘burbs¬†set and of course the cute little birds. ¬†How fun are they? ¬†I finished it off with the cute Thank You word bubble from the Many Thanks stamp set. ¬†Now I have to find the perfect person to Thank!

What’s your style? ¬†Simple and clean? Or do you like fully¬†embellished projects?

 

Thanks For Being So Thoughtful

Hello friends!

I have a fun card that I made this weekend.  It highlights some other fun embellishment from Target.  I found the beautiful felt flower chain in the dollar bin.  As soon as I saw it I knew I could make a great card with it, and I was very inspired by a pink and mint combination.  In April, one of the blogs I follow (Capture the Moment) had a Tilted challenge.  I did not participate in the challenge, but I have been inspired ever since.  I really wanted to tilt my embellishments for this card and I think it gives the card a great flow.  I think it is always good to have extra thank you cards on hand and I knew the Lawn Fawn Many Thanks set would be perfect for this card.  The washi tape, poka dot flower, and pink resin flower are all from Pick Your Plum.

Thanks for being so thoughtful card from bumblebreeblog

Speaking of Pick Your Plum, I have to show off the beautiful Bakers Twin that I got in the mail last week.

Bakers Twine - Pick Your Plum seen on bumblebreeblog

Isn’t it just amazing?! ¬†I can’t wait to make something fun with it. ¬†Check back next week to see what fun cards I make with it.

Do you use bakers twine?  If so, how?

Pet Sympathy Card + Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!

I’m back with more homemade cards.

The two cards I am going to show you today were created using some of my new Lawn Fawn stamps. ¬†If you can’t tell, I love Lawn Fawn.
 pet sympathy card -bumblebreeblog

The first ¬†card is a pet sympathy card that I sent my future in laws. ¬†Sadly, they had to put their¬†dalmatian¬†down due to old age. ¬†She was an awesome dog and I wanted to honor her by making them a fun card. ¬†I knew the Lawn Fawn “Critters in the ‘burbs”¬†stamp set would be perfect.¬†¬†I know that dog doesn’t look like a dalmatian, but I though the spots would give a dalmatian effect. ¬†I created the spots using my beautiful Prismacolor¬†pencils. ¬† I added the fun ball, butterflies, tire swing and snails to create a fun scene to remind the recipient of how much fun they had with the pet. ¬†I really wanted this card to show how perfect doggy heaven is :). ¬†The tree was created using paper¬†piecing¬†with Anna Griffin and¬†Recollections paper. ¬†To¬†finish¬†it off I added some Pick Your Plum¬†washi tape. ¬†Don’t you just love those yellow flowers?

Birthday card from bumblebreeblog

The second card is a birthday card for my aunt. ¬†I found these beautiful buttons on sale at Target and I just knew I had to create a card with them. ¬†Mint green is so popular right now that I wanted to take advantage of it. ¬†It reminds me of very yummy¬†sorbet that is perfect for summer. ¬†The postcard and sentiment was created using the Lawn Fawn “You’ve got ¬†Mail”¬†stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mother’s Day

Now that all my Mother’s Day cards have been given out, I can post them on my blog. My fiance and I had a very nice time celebrating Mother’s Day with my family at my aunt’s house in Newport Beach. We haven’t been up there in a while, and it was really great to see my family.

For each of these cards I used the Mother’s Day stamp set from Lawn Fawn for the sentiment and the cute bright flowers. All the washi tape and baker’s twine was from Pick Your Plum. Most of the embellishments I already had in my stash, so I just picked out the ones that were perfect for each card.

Mother's Day Card from bumblebreeblog
This is the Mother’s Day card I made for my mom. I absolutely love the the mint green sparrow that I got from an amazing local craft store (Paper Tales).

Mother's Day Card from bumblebreeblog
This card was made for my future Mother-in-Law. She leaves up north so we weren’t able to be with her this year. I used my Anna Griffin¬†“Poppy”¬†embossing folder for the background and added a paper flower from Pick Your Plum.

Mother's Day Card from bumblebreeblog
This card was for my dad’s mom. I wanted to do something very silly and fun, so I used Lawn Fawn’s Critters Ever After, which I am totally in love with – I wish I could use it on everything. I added a bit of glitter to each of the critters to give them a magical feel. I had an exceptionally fun time with this one.

Mother's Day Card from bumblebreeblog
Finally, this card was for my mom’s mom (my Ita). I used the Cricut Ribbons & Rosettes Cartridge, which she gave me for my birthday. It thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show her the beautiful stuff I could make with the cartridge.