Sunday, July 18, 2021

Dahlia Bee Day - Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - The Paper Players 550

   Wow!  This past week has been super busy!  We celebrated 2 birthdays, had out of state family visiting as well as a quick getaway for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary which was a few weeks back.  But I always have time to stamp especially for The Paper Players who have a new challenge starting today!

 Leanne has given us this fun Clean and Simple challenge to use bees on our projects!

  I actually had to work pretty hard for this challenge as I have zero stamp sets with a bee in it!  Yikes!  How can that bee *groan* you ask?  I just don't keep retired sets and none of my current sets have a bee in them.  Luckily some retired DSP saved the day for me!

  I was really wanting to use some of my mini catalog pre-order but with the whole bee thing I decided to do the next best thing and show off an upcoming Sale-a-Bration stamp set; Delicate Dahlias. Bees and flowers go together.  It's so pretty and I didn't do it justice at all but I hope you'll get the idea.  The bee is cut out from the retired Golden Honey Specialty DSP and saved me!  I colored in the stripes of the bee with my light So Saffron Blends.

  I pulled my colors from the Color Hues challenge which is a new one for me.  I just recently learned that my fellow guest designer Nancy Leppek has numerous challenges which she runs and participates in so I had to play along because you can't have too many challenges for inspiration!  I think the colors of Aqua and Lime Green are fun and fresh!

  I hope there is enough white space for this one to be considered clean and simple.

  Check out more inspiration from the Design Team!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Delicate Dahlias (SAB), Inspired Thoughts

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Basic Gray

Blends: So Saffron light

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Basic White, Golden Honey Specialty DSP (retired)

Accessories: Stitched with Whimsy dies, dimensionals, Elegant Faceted gems


  1. Well, you met the "bee" challenge perfectly, as this bumblebee looks like he totally "be"longs on that beautiful dahlia! Gorgeous colors, too, I love the softness!

  2. I love this clean and simple card. It is so sweet and gentle.

  3. Amanda, How did you find the time to make a card! Sounds like a fabulous week for sure! Happy Belated Anniversary too! As for your sweet a pretty card...I am tickled to see you were inspired by the colors at Color Hues. I just love the softness of your coloring and the bee looks perfect perched on the flower. I would have never guessed it was DSP. Lucky save for you! Thanks for the sweet shout out and don't forget to link up at Color Hues! HUGS!!!

  4. What a pretty card..I just love that fresh and fun!

  5. Super pretty. The flowers are wonderful and your little bee fits right in.

  6. Amanda, this is so bee-utiful! I love the Coastal Cabana and Green combo! Your little bee is perfect! The dahlia is a favorite flower of mine! Have a super rest of the week!

  7. You combined these two challenges beautifully! Your flower is lovely, and the bee fits in perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  8. Amanda, I love the Dahlia and the Bee! This is a beautiful CAS and your little bee looks like he's enjoying your Dahlia. Hope you're enjoying your week.

  9. Oh that dahlia is so pretty and it looks gorgeous in the color hues! So glad you found our challenge and could play along! I have a big smile BEEcause I'm so happy to visit you again!

  10. Beautiful, Amanda! I had forgotten what a gorgeous, soft color Coastal Cabana is. It's perfect for the dahlia. Luckily I had the bee trinkets, because like you, I had no set with a bee in it. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  11. Love your chosen colours Amanda - they give your dahlia a lovely fresh feel. Your card is perfectly CAS - and the bee is the perfect finishing touch! Gotta love DSP to save the day!

  12. Love the colors, Amanda. that dahlia really is gorgeous in that color. The little bee is the perfect finishing touch. That was one of my favorite DSPs and Im hoarding it! Fabulous CAS card

  13. I just love everything about your card, Amanda! The soft colors, the dahlia and that itty-bitty bee. Just gorgeous!

  14. I love this! Very pretty in these colors. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!


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