Friday, July 21, 2017

Hello Crafty Rebelles!
The other day I created a happy mail mini flipbook tutorial using my Summer Babe collection
Flipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.com
I got to play with my Cinch Binding Machine and created this 4x6 mini album using my Summer Babe papers and journaling cards.  I have a full tutorial on my channel, scroll to the bottom to watch!
 Flipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.com
My penpal can use this mini flipbook to document her summer once she removes all the goodies. Here are some more close ups.Flipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.comFlipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.comFlipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.comFlipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.com
Flipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.com
I absolutely love this flipbook and how everything coordinates perfectly!Flipbook Mini Album | Happy Mail Tutorial By Serena Bee https://shop.serenabee.com
Here is the tutorial!
check out the full Summer Babe collection! 
Hello my Crafty Rebelles!


I am in the process of rebranding and launching a new one stop Serena Bee blog so I haven't been sharing much on this blog. But I want to start!! Today I want to share my 6x12 layout made using my Summer Babe papers!! So immediately I had to come on here and share! I have a tutorial on my channel so make sure you scroll to the end to watch how I put together this layout. 
6x12 Layout Tutorial By Serena Bee. https://shop.serenabee.com
This layout is the start of something new i want to incorporate into my monthly project live album. Where I highlight something amazing from that month. And in May I FINALLY got my nose pierced!!!
6x12 Layout Tutorial By Serena Bee. https://shop.serenabee.com 
I used some stickers that I had in my stash to embellish the page. Like the "make it happen" sticker from this MAMBI sticker book.
6x12 Layout Tutorial By Serena Bee. https://shop.serenabee.com
Love how cute and simple it is! For more info on how I put this together watch my tutorial:
The Summer Babe collection is a must have for your summer documenting! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Self Care Bullet Journal By Serena Bee

Hello lovelies!

I know it's been forever and a day since I updated this blog but I have big plans coming soon and there will be more about that at a later date.



This week we are celebrating National Scrapbook day and I have partnered up with Tombow USA, Amy Tangerine, and DCWV to create and share fun projects all week long.

Today I want to share my first ever bullet journal and how I'm making it to fit my own needs.

Recently, I actively started a self care routine of praying, journaling, meditating, and stuff in between. So I decided to create a bullet journal in an Amy Tangerine traveler's notebook to keep track of my daily habits, inspirational quotes, monthly expenses and so much more!

Let's start with how I altered my traveler's notebook!


The Cover




I colored in my Amy Tan TN using Tombow Irojiten colored pencils and the Grayscale Palette Dual Brush Pens in colors: N95, N75, N55  and the Brights Palette in colors: 676,636,703,493,755.


I then covered the back with this pretty blue pattern paper from DCWV's Samantha Rosa paper pad.


To further decorate I decided to add a title to the front cover using more paper from the Samantha Rose paper pad and clear stickers from Amy Tangerine's Oh Happy Live collection.


Inside Pages

As I mentioned earlier, this is my self care bullet journal, a place for me to keep up with my faith, inspiration, and daily good habits. Here are some of the pages I prepped.

I created a little "this book belongs to" section on the first page using the black frame sticker from Amy Tangerine and I wrote out my name using the Tombow Dual Brush Pen color 755-Rubine Red.


I created pages for positivity including a place for journaling about confidence builders (different activities I can do), daily mantras, and affirmations. I decorated the pages with Amy Tangerine stickers and I just love how fly those sunnies look!


I also made a faith inspiration page with strong and motivational quotes about God. I am on a faith journey and these pages are perfect for when I need a pick me up and encouragement from God.


I decorated with some washi tape, Amy Tangerine stickers, and I doodled some borders too!

Lastly I want to share my daily habit tracker. I know the lines aren't perfect but this was my first time creating a tracker chart and I'm ok with it. My plan it to add a dot to each habit I complete every day in May.

I used the Tombow MONO drawing pencil to sketch out my lines before I went over them with a black pen. I later erased my lines using the Tombow jumbo MONO eraser because it covers more surface for quicker erasing.


I wrote down my daily habits and left some room for extras. I also left a place to journal named "notes and observations". Some of my daily habits are prayer, journaling, meditating, chores, exercise, listening to podcasts, and My Fitness Pal. What are some of your positive self care habits? I'd love to add a few more to my list ;)

Do you bullet journal? I'd love to see your journals for more inspiration and if you also have one for self care please share!

Serena Bee













Thursday, September 29, 2016

My New Shop Papercakes By Serena Bee

Hello lovelies,

well, I know it's been a long time since I posted on here but I've just been super busy with my new company called Papercakes by Serena Bee. 

I started brainstorming ideas and designing way back in March 2016 and after 5 months and a half of designing my new collections are finally here! 

Papercakes is my online shop for digital printable journaling cards, photopolymer stamps, washi tape, accessories and more! I am so proud and excited to finally chase my dream of becoming a scrapbook designer. 

Here is a look at my new collection Spooky Pastel:


My Spooky Pastel collection is unique, different, and never seen before in the papercrafting industry. I'm super proud of it!! It's inspired by one of my favorite fashion trends-- pastel goth. 







My second collection is called October Nights and it features the classic Halloween colors with a modern twist! Inspired by cool, crisp fall nights. My favorite!


Both collections come with over 30 3x4 journaling cards, 12 4x6 cards, and 2 full sheets of tags, labels, stickers and embellishments!
For a detailed, closer look at all that is included in both collections, watch the videos below!



I hope you can check out my new shop Papercakes and support me on my new endeavor! 

I post a lot on my Facebook group and Instagram channel so make sure you follow me there to be up to date with all that's happening and for news on my next collections!

Stay spooky, Witches!




Monday, July 25, 2016

Gift Tags With Tombow USA and Avery Elle


Hello Lovelies!
 Welcome to the Tombow USA and Avery Elle Blog Hop! You arrived here from Heather Campbell. If you stumbled across my blog make sure you start the hop party at the Avery Elle Blog!


For my project I made these adorable gift tags that can be used for many things including presents! The back is blank and is perfect for writing your little message. I used my Avery Elle Dies to create all 5 tags. The die set I used seems to be unavailable at the moment but they have a lovely selection of tag dies such as this Circle Tag Elle-ments Die. The die set I used came with different styles of hole reinforces such as a star, starburst, and flower. I used these on all my tags as well.

Below I will explain how each tag was made and which products I used!
For all my tags I used the Avery Elle Pick N Mix stamp set. To adhere all my elements I used the new Tombow MONO Adhesive + Permanent with it's unique instant start system that advances the adhesive to the tip after every use. I also used a black Tombow Dual Brush Pen to stamp my sentiments for all my tags. Let's get started!


TAG #1


I stamped these adorable lollipops and jelly beans stamps on white cardstock which I previously die cut into my tag shape. Next using the Tombow Irojiten Adult Coloring Sets in both Tranquil and Vivid, I colored in the candy. I used  the fine tip of my Tombow Dual Brush Pens to add little dots of color to fill in some of the white space. To finish off this tag, I added shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen and some pink rhinestones. And finally, I added pink and periwinkle eyelash trims. 

TAG#2


Using the adorable gummy bear stamps in the Pick N Mix set, I stamped them randomly in the candy bag stamp. Next using my Tombow Irojiten colored pencils in the Tranquil set, I colored in the candy in pastel colors to match the background paper I used. Again I finished off my card with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and eyelash trims.


TAG #3

I used the star dies that came in my Avery Elle die set and stamped a cute "love u" sentiment along with jelly beans from the Pick N Mix set. Similarly, I colored them in with the Tombow Irojiten colored pencils in the Tranquil set. I outlined my sentiment with a pink Tombow Dual Brush Pen and added some sequins, rhinestones and trims to finish it off.

TAG #4


There are some cute Halloween stamps in this set so I had to make a Halloween tag as well! I used my  Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color in the candy corn.

TAG #5

Lastly, this is my Favorite tag. I wanted to highlight the different fun sentiments that is included in the Pick N Mix stamp set. I love the way I randomly added the sentiments and the lace. It adds a nice touch to the tag as a whole. 

I hope you like my 5 different gift tags made with Tombow and Avery Elle, let me know in the comments which is your favorite tag! Now let's get on to the prizes!!


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Friday, May 27, 2016

Altenew And Tombow USA Hop



Hello Lovelies! 

Welcome to the Tombow USA and Altenew Blog Hop! We have a great day of inspiration ahead of us. Make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs for the chance to win one of 4 prizes! 



For my project I used:

As for my Tombow products, I used:
I had a lot of fun creating with this stamp set, it allows for so many possibilities that I just couldn't stop and made 5 cards! Please watch the tutorial below to learn how I made each card!



Here is a look at all 5 cards, please watch tutorial to learn how to make these






Thank you so much for stopping by! Which card is your favorite? I think my favorite is the ink pad impression card, I love how the inks blended so nicely together!

Make sure to hop along with everyone in this hop for more inspiration! Also follow Altenew and Tombow on their social media accounts for more entries in the giveaway!!

Altenew has a special offer for our amazing readers and followers: Get 10 % off your entire order at www.altenew.com with code ALTENEWLOVESTOMBOW at check out. Offer ends on May 30th at midnight EST.

Now on to the Prizes!!

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tombow USA and Stampendous! Blog Hop 2016!


Hello Lovelies! 
Welcome to the Tombow USA and Stampendous! Blog Hop! You probably came here from Kristine Reynolds If you stumbled across my blog go to the Stampendous! Blog to start.

Project #1: Mixed Media Card

Here is how I made this card:

Using the card base that came with the Stampendous Butterfly Duo Stencil Set I began by spreading modeling paste through the stencil.

While waiting for the modeling paste to dry I began doodling through the stencil with the black 0.3mm micron pen that came with the stencil set. This pen is very nice to write with! I made random shapes and doodles. I went with the flow and didn't think too much about it. It was very therapeutic.

Once the modeling paste was dry, I then strayed it with different ink sprays I have in my collection. 

Next, I colored in the doodles using the Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

I decided to add silver glitter card stock behind my custom made drawing. I find the best adhesive to use when gluing down glitter card stock is the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive  because it really adheres down on the fine glitter whereas other glues on the market just don't have a strong enough hold like the Xtreme Adhesive. BONUS TIP: it's a dry adhesive so you don't have to wait for your glue to dry to continue working on your project! 

Next using the Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue I adhered colored rhinestones to finish up the card.

PROJECT #2: Decorative Photo Frame


Here's how I made this project:

I used the Stampendous Butterfly Duo Stencil  Set which includes 6 card bases and a great black micron pen along with the Stampendous Glance Stamp.

Using the Tombow Blending Palette I scribbled on 3 colors and then sprayed it with the Tombow Blending Mister. Using a watercolor brush I added the color to the card base and let it dry.

I then stamped the Stampendous Glance Stamp and went over the lines with the black micron pen to make the lines bolder.

I went in with a white gel pen and white ink spray to add white high lights. This really made the face stand out from the background.

Next,  I trimmed off the back piece of the card and added my art piece in a 5x7 frame. BONUS TIP: use the Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive to help your picture stay in place when adding it to the frame. Since my image was smaller that my frame the Mono Removable Adhesive prevented it from falling or shifting when closing the frame. And because it's removable it will not damage your picture or your background.

I hope you enjoyed my project tutorials!

Now on to the two amazing prizes!



The second one is a bundle of Stampendous! NEW Stencil Duos:  Blossom Duo Stencil SetHeart Duo Stencil Set, and the Butterfly Duo Stencil Set.

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Now hop along to see what these talented ladies made:

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Thank you for stopping by! Let me know which project is your favorite! I think i love the girl frame, there's just something so haunting about it!