Thursday, August 31, 2017

United we Flourish - Better Together

For their newest installment of United We Flourish, Ellen Hutson and Honey Bee have collaborated to design a set called Sending Sunshine that is chock-full of words of encouragement, and kindness ... well, they are just like sunshine on a cloudy day ... AND there is a fun coordinating die set, too!
What fun I've had using this set, and another little 'honey' of a stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps, called "Busy Bees!"  
A tiny little sunshine die was debossed onto my panel 
after the smooshing dried!
Don't you love that layered sentiment die-cut?
[pssst E.H. has that little sun-die that I used - just sayin']
Inside: "... or maybe, like a solar eclipse,
you just don't wanna know what that looks like?" 
I've added just a bit of yellow and white Prismacolor-ing.
The Bee's wings were treated to simple hash-tagging!
MFT's Snow die provided the twinkle,
Inside:  One would just be lost without the other!
Ellen Hutson has pretty strong feelings about giving thanks... I'll share Ellen's own words with you:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community - you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.
We are thrilled to present the third one to you...Sending Sunshine by Honey Bee Stamps exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

I've had a blast, and feel very blessed to be creating these cards with the newest United We Flourish collaboration with Honey Bee! 

Now it's your turn to buzzzz over to the shop so you can get your very own set! 

Thank YOU so much for stopping by today...

=]  Michele


Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, Michele! I especially loved your bright and happy first card, the buzzing bee and the beautiful sunny colors are just awesome!
xx Ashwini

Dotty Jo said...

These are great, Michele, Jo x

Cat Craig said...

Super cards Michele...the daisies are really just darling. All of the cards are so well designed. In awe again.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards and a beautiful tribute to Ellen Hutson! Your details are always amazing and I love how each card was created with thoughtfulness and love! You rock, my friend!

~amy~ said...

Oh, you've made this new collection SHINE.

Lisa Elton said...

These are all so bright and cheerful Michele! I love the sun embossed on your smooshed panel!

Sharron said...

All are so bright and happy! Love the mix of sentiment words in this set and you used them so well. Your embossed sun is wonderful and I love your daisy design!

Bobby said...

I saw these stamps and dies and wondered how I'd use them. You've shown me BIG TIME, Michele. All your cards are creative and uplifting - not to mention colorful and cheerful.

Lindsey said...

Yay! I finally get to see your bee card in full! I love it. Love, Love it. And you have more! You have made these products look very enticing my always have a way of doing that!

Anita in France said...

Michele, what a beautiful showcase full of joy and happiness ... you have outdone even yourself with these wonderful cards, they're so gaspingly gorgeous and uplifting! Hugs, Anita :)

Patti said...

YES! I love those dies!! you make me need to shop!

Each one of your cards is so happy, uplifting and FUN! Patti

Jenni's Jems said...

That first card is just pure sunshine and yeah love the dies bit unfortunately no EH over here :( x

Nora Noll said...

You totally ROCK!! !I LOVE the fun cards you created with it!! I am officially on a no buy challenge so won't be getting this kit but will live vicariously through everyone that did!!! I LOVE your sentiments you created too!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations on your guest design with Ellen for this stamp set Michele. I adore each and ever one of these cards, actually I adore each and every card that you ever create!

Donna said...

These are beautifully beautiful. Seriously. You've nailed it with these.