CYS: I BEE-lieve In You!

 Hi friends!

I'm buzzzzzzing by today with a fun card for the 
Challenge Your Stash (CYS) card group.
I'm the hostess for August and many of us are back to school
 (or about to be!)
so I chose a very simple theme:

At the time of choosing a challenge, I picked something that would be easy.
But I had NO IDEA how many stencils I own!
I started going through them to decide on a card design
and kept finding one after another :)
We crafters are funny that way!
Sometimes I surprise myself - shopping in my own stash, ROFL!
 I decided on today's stencil:  Burlap by Stamp Anniething.
I actually purchased this stencil for an upcoming project.
I tried it out - liked the results -
 so it became the stenciled background for this card :)

Don't you just love my worn out blending tools!
I'll let you in on a secret ....
I. Love. Them! 
They are so smooth and effortless and glide across the paper when I blend!
I just replace the little circle dauber thingies as/if needed.
The market seems to have many companies coming out with their own,
and I have some fancy blending brushes
but these are my absolute favorites.


Using distress oxide inks (tumbled glass, scattered straw),
I used a light blend to get a mixture of both colors.
I added the stamped/die cut bees and hive from MFT Meant to Bee
including a matching sentiment.
Overall, it's a very clean and simple look
but I'm Ha-BEE with it! :)

 Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings! ♥


  1. Love this Kelly! Your blending is superb!

  2. Kelly, this is SOOOO Sweet! Love the hive and bees, and of course the awesome stenciled background grounds everything bee-autifully!

  3. This card is so cute. I love the stencil that you picked and the great colors too! Thanks for an awesome challenge this month!

  4. I must have that stencil. Made such a cute background and those colors go so well together.

  5. Love that stencil you used! CUTE card too!!

  6. How sweet are these bees with that fabulous stenciled background!! Awesome card, Kelly!!

  7. Oh, wow!! It's soooo sweet!!! Love your stencilled background and the cute bees! I have those blending tools, too! But now I have bought those new make-up brushes and they works fabulously... they are very soft, just perfect to blend with no-bold effect! :)

  8. Very CUTE card Kelly..loz

  9. I love your stencilled background and the lovely soft colours Kelly. The bees are too cute with their little hive..fabulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Super CUTE Kelly! I forget I have a bunch of stencils.. and they're right here hanging on the wall next to me! LOL I love the blended oxides you used - I also love my blender tool! I own some of those "special brushes" but have yet to use them... these are my go too for blending so why change whats not broken! LOL
    I totally love your bees, hive and sweet sentiment as well... Have a great day!


  11. Super card, Kelly. I love the stencilled background and the little bees are so cute. xx

  12. Kelly, this card is stunning and love the background. The buzzy bees are very cute and love their little house!! I have some blenders that are old and well used!! I replace them when they are leaving bits on my work!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  13. Your card is fabulous. I love that stencil - it looks like it could be used for a lot of different things. Great blending and fabulous card.

  14. Beautiful blending and stenciling on this fun little card! I love how you framed everything for a clean look too!

  15. Sweet and adorable card! Your CAS cards always amaze me- I find them to be so hard : ) Love your colors and your Bee-utiful card!

  16. This is so beautiful!! I love the stenciled background and the adorable bees!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Very pretty colors and such a cute card. Love the stenciled background. Nicely done.

  18. Awesome blending Kelly - I am quickly preferring to blend with brushes, but the sponges do have their place. Loving the beehive and bees and the fun sentiment. I BEE-lieve you have every reason to be Ha-BEE with this gorgeous card

  19. This is so pretty and I really love all the white layers. The stencils really do make such a statement. I haven't jumped on the stencil train just yet, but I really want to try.