Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A little friendly bee

Hi everyone!! How about a "bonus post" today?? I really don't like doing 2 posts in one day, but sometimes it just happens. I started out Father's Day week today so if you're looking for that post you can find it right here.
The reason for a second post today is that I wanted to enter a card in the Paper Sweeties sketch challenge. I know there's plenty of time before it ends, however, on more than one occasion I've made a card for a challenge and when I went to enter it saw that someone else had the same idea so I didn't enter my card....can't have 2 of practically the same thing can you, just makes you look like you coppied even though you didn't...sigh. I've learned my lesson and if I can, I submit my card right away :)
This little cutie is perfect for summer. One of the big fads out in crafty land is hexagons. It always makes me think of bee hives...maybe because hubby has 3 honey bee hives?? I just have bee's on the brain, lol! I've had the adorable dry embossing folder for a while now and wanted to pair it up with the little bee from DeNami. How perfect, right?
Well, then I found the cutest little set of stamps called Fun Shapes over at Paper Sweeties and knew I HAD to have them..it's several different shapes, each with a different little pattern. I thought this little rounded flag shape with the hexagons was the perfect addition to my little bee and embossing folder. I added my very favorite DeNami sentiment and fussy cut the flower portion of the small sunflower (psst, it's on clearance), and fussy cut the brushed bee. I finished it all off with a little bling and some yummy hand dyed ribbon from Paper Sweeties.
I'm loving the "country summer" feel to this little creation. Well that's all for me, I'm off to go submit the card and maybe get some actual work done here at work, lol ;)
Don't forget to stop back in tomorrow for another fun Father's Day card!!



  1. Oh my goodness gracious ... how CLEVER!!! So absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing this little sweetie with us this month at Paper Sweeties, Tina! Hugs - xoxox

  2. I agree with the comment above....this is just SO clever and cute. I also entered this challenge, but my card doesn't hold a candle to this. You are very talented!

  3. I love your fun use of the shapes Tina! A fantastic way to execute the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties this month.

  4. Oh my!!! Love how you used the fun shapes for your gorgeous card! Lovely embossed background, sweet bee, and pretty ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge this month at Paper Sweeties!

  5. This is such a wonderful card! I love how you used the hexagon stamp to create your rows! Fantastic card my dear!
    :) Jill