Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Bee-utiful Summer Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Bee-utiful Summer Blog Hop!  If you have buzzed over from ASHLEY, you're on the right path, but if you stumbled upon this hop and want to buzz along with us, zip to our Queen Bee blog hostess LISA to begin the swarm of summer projects.  BEE in the KNOW and share this with your crafting honeybees.  Blog Candy is honey-yummy as you'll see by checking out the list of sponsors!

The following is a list of all buzzing sites that have been so generous and are sponsoring this blog hop, Bee-utiful Summer Blog Hop, August 3rd and 4th, so follow the rules Lisa has set for BLOG CANDY!!  Easy Beezy!!

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

Stamp Set of winners choice from Paper Sweeties

Large 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

My idea for today’s project stems from the popularity of bees as a cute way to decorate for a special event – a shower, a birthday party, a retirement soiree, etc.  I designed a card which could be used as an invitation OR as a way to mark the event with a photo for each guest to take with him/her to memorialize the fun; I made a pocket on the inside for this purpose.

I had a set of bee stamps from CTMH and a darling bee image from Alice Smith ( -aka Whimsy Primsy).  
Using the triple-stamp technique to prepare the mats and whisper white SU cardstock, I first stamped the bee images and colored with gel pens to give texture and sparkle.  I fussy cut the bee image for the center panel and added a double bow of LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon found HERE; then I added a bit of Stickles here and there to give just the right amount of glitz.

As I am a reader, I found this quote interesting - maybe you will too:

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” 
― John Muir

Here's the crafties from the beehive:

Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it...............cyberbuzzing.........Mama LoveBug

Don't forget to gather another bee in your bonnet tomorrow!!

The next bee in the hive is HAIDEE who loves butterflies!



Deb R said...

Gorgeous card. Love the Triple Stmap it such great dimension!!

Vickie said...

Love the colors in your card

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is way to Cute and like the Quote to. Thanks for Sharing! I'm already a follower of yours. :0)

Patti Ross said...

Awwwww always your attention to detail and sense of style buzzes through. (sorry couldn't resist) Again, it's such a pleasure to hop along with you! You ALWAYS inspire me!

Patti Ross

Vickie said...

I forgot to say that I am a new follower

Sarah Biswabic said...

Pam, your card is so adorable! I love that cute bee! Thanks for being in the hop with me.

Barbara Martineau said...

Very cool card! The bee is so cute :) ~Barbara

Dawn Carlyle said...

Adorable card - LOVE the bee hive!

Linda Therrien said...

Love the triple mat cards, so cute.


Robin Carroll said...

cute project!!!

Cut One Designs by Robin

silvia said...

Adorable card!! LOVE the bee!

Sheila said...

Your card is full of sweetness!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your quote. great stamping on your card. TFS

Lynnie Einerson said...

Great card, nice layout and beautiful bow.

Pammie Kay said...

I think your bee is adorable. And I love the quote. New follower!

Stephanie Eaken said...

Beautiful card mama! Love the sentiment & the glitter!!!

Lucy Kelleher said...

Love the triple stamp technique -- sooo need to try this :) TFS :)

Love 2 Create

Connie said...

WHat a cutie that bee is!! Great card. I love all the bling!!
Scrappy hugs, Connie

marg0006 said...

Cute card.

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Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute card!!

Michele I said...

very cute bee

Camille Short said...

Your card is so adorable! Love it!

CraftyRia said...

Cute card! I love the techniques!

Haidee said...

super adorable TFS your card
and great being in hop w/ you!

Daisylove Creations said...

Super cute card, really LOVE the triple stamp technique!! Happy to be part of this hop with you :0)

Jessica Wilson said...

HOW FLIPPING ADORABLE is that bee??? LOVE IT!!! Great job!

Tabetha Watson said...

Love the Bee!