Operation Smile ~ Happy Everything Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Everything Blog Hop!

HappyToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring the Happy Everything Stamp set which is a special stamp set which benefits Operation Smile.  This stamp set is only offered for the life of the Seasonal Expression 2 idea book which ends on August 31, 2015.  For every stamp set sold Close to My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile, so be sure to order yours soon!1507+Happy+Everything

If you are just arriving her from LISA PLUMER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have 31 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

It was hard to pick which of the stamps in this set I wanted to used.  I have designed a couple cards with the Happy Everything sentiment so I knew I wanted to do something different. Then what jumped into my mind was the bee and to use the Boken technique (which by now you know I am sort of hooked on 🙂 ).

Happy Everything ~ Operation Smile ~ Boken Technique ~ catscrapbooking.com

I used Honey, Whisper and Black ink on Colonial White to create the base.  I then used Colonial White ink to create the circles.  I then came back over the base with Black pigment ink and stamped the bee, the bee trail and sentiment.

Happy Everything card detail ~ operation smile ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is a close up so you can see the Honey Fundamental paper with the honeycomb pattern which was backed by the Black Shimmer trim Z1809 to give a little pop.  I used the black sequins from the Mini-Melody Accents Black Collection Z1862.

Your next stop on the hop is JENNY GILBERT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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