Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bee-utiful Summer Blog Hop - Day 2

Good Morning Everyone!

Isn't it ANOTHER "bee-utiful" summer day? 

This morning I am participating in Day 2 of a blog hop that is celebrating summer.  If you just happened onto my blog, please start the hop at the beginning with Lisa's blog - Honeybearz Designs.

For Day 2, I decided to incorporate the "Bee" of our theme:

I'm not sure if you could tell right away but on one of my cards, I accidentally adhered my sentiment and bee UPSIDE DOWN!!  Have you ever done that?  And then noticed after it was too late to change it ?!?!?  Well, since I couldn't fix it, I thought to myself, this would be a funny card to send to a friend, so that's what I will do!

I cut the card shape using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (which has 700 images on it - 100 of which are card shapes!)  The sentiment "just be" came from our new Artbooking Cricut cartridge cut using our Chantilly paper pack.  I cut a second image and cut of the "E" to add to my sentiment.  I will use the "Just B" on another card - I hate wasting things, don't you? 

Did you notice that I random stamped the bee image on the Buttercup matte?  I used Buttercup ink - stamping tone on tone.

The bee image came from the "Bugs and Hugs" stamp set.  The sentiment "HAPPY" on the inside of the card was stamped using the Framework Alphabet stamp.  I love that these stamps are clear so that I can see right where I need to stamp!

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (Z1906)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Chantilly paper pack (X7163B)
Bugs and Hugs stamp set (D1535)
Framework Alphabet stamp set (E1027)
Buttercup Exclusive Inks Marker Set (Z2405)
Buttercup Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2110)
Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2128)
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2105)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

Now, on to the GIVEAWAYS for this blog hop!!

The following is a list of all the sites that have been so generous and are sponsoring this blog hop.

Royal Prize Pack from Theresa TheScrapbooking Queen

$15.00 Gift Certificate from KaDoodle Bug Designs

$10.00 Gift Certificate from Treasure Box Designs

$20.00 Gift Certificate from Little Scraps of Heaven

$10.00 Gift Certificate from Designs on Cloud 9

$10 Gift Certificate from Paper Sweeties

Custom handmade keychain the winners choice of style and color from Chelle's Custom Designs

$15.00 Gift Certificate from Too Cute by Jessica

A gift valued at $10.00 from Lettering Delights

Now all you have to do to be eligible to win any of these amazing prizes is stop by each blog on our blog hop and leave a comment.

Well off you go to the next person on our hop - Jessica of Craffin' and Stampin'.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Lisa Pontious ~ Honeybearz Designs
2. Ashley ~ The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
3. Pam ~ Lovebug Creations
4. Haidee ~ Created 2 Bunique
5. Sheila ~ 2 Paw Prints  YOU CAME FROM HERE
6. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
7. Jessica ~  Craftin' and Stampin'  YOUR NEXT STOP
8. Angela ~ Angela's Crafty Spot
9. Linda ~ Linda's Creativity
10. Sarah ~ Crazy About Cards
11. Teresa ~ Fresh and Renewed
12. Diana ~ Daisylove Creations
13. Patti ~ Patti-Lynn Creations
14. Tricia ~ TLC Creations
15. Robin ~  Cut One Designs by Robin

Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!!



  1. Great Summer Cards! I think the Up Side Down one is Cute! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  2. Your cards are so cute! I love the bee!

  3. Some of my very best projects were mistakes that I had to either cover up or devise some reason for the error - that's what makes crafting "handmade with love" - great ideas and love the colors! TFS!

  4. This is so cute!!!

    Patti Ross

  5. Great card!

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  6. very cute and yes have done that

  7. Cute sentiment. Love the inside too. TFS

  8. Cute card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. It's a bee u ti ful day in the this and I have never put a sentiment upside cute! I love the tone on tone look.
    Very cute!

  10. Too cute, love the bees!! Happy to be part of this hop with you :0)

  11. Love your card. You thought maybe you did that on purpose. I liked it.

  12. OMG!!! I seriously thought your mat already had the bees on it!!! GREAT JOB with repeating your image to look that way!! These cards are just super! Im sure your friend will get a kick out of the upside one! LOL!

  13. Love the card! It would be a good laugh card!


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