Friday, April 8, 2016

Bee Happy Blog Hop

to the Bee Happy Blog Hop! We are buzzing with joy!! It's Spring; the birds are singing, and the bees are buzzing! So happy you decided to join us in this fun bee themed blog hop today!
You should have buzzed on over from Pam's bee hive. If not, the Queen Bee is Connie Can Crop, and she is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop, and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop, and leave each of them a comment, letting them know what you like best about their projects. You will have until 10 pm Sunday (4/10/2016) to finish the hop and leave your comments. The Winner will be announced on Wednesday (4/20/16) at Connie Can Crop. Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
I really need to up my card stash. I send cards out all the time... and I used to have a pretty big stash. Then something happened. My take got bigger than my make! Did you follow that? In plain English because my other English was more plain than this, apparently, all the stuff I've been making, haven't been enough for the taking. Did you get it this time? And so... it appears that most of my blog hops and challenges and pretty much mostly everything for awhile just might be cards.
I needed a pick-me-up type of card for a dear friend who was in a car accident. I have a sympathy card, but um... not quite appropriate. I had an ouchie card... again, not quite appropriate. I'm not very appropriate, apparently. I decided to put a bee in her bonnet and get into some of her bee's-ness (haha, get it?) and make her bee happy! hahahaha! I love all the plays this "bee" word can make!
I started with a cute little dollar-store stamp, in Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Tim Holtz... I LOVE YOU! I wanted it a little "fuzzy" (because that's how bees are, ya know...) and not so crisp. The Distress Inks are perfect for this. I filled in the white body parts with Zig glue... sprinkled on some Martha flock (in a yellow daffodil) and let 'er rest a bit. Then tapped off the excess flocking. didn't need FUZZ everywhere... 
If you read me you know, not "me" per se, but at least my blog, then you may have read several other posts where I used a clear or colored Crystal Lacquer. Whelp! I did it again! I put that light blue pastel Crystal Lacquer in the wings, being extremely careful not to put it on the lines. Patting self on back. Good job, Lisa!!!
Ok... this pic's not so hot. I'm having close-up difficulties with the iPhone 6 (in case you want to give me FREE advice on better techniques to use with said phone) and I'm really just too lazy to go get my "real" camera, take pics, download said pics to the computer, upload said pics to my blog... See? Way too much work. I'm tired already. Anyway... the pic is supposed to bee the stamped and embellished image with further embellishment. Can you tell what I did? Yup! I sprinkled Pixie Dust on the wings. But they didn't fly... and neither did I. But it really does look good, in person...
I don't hate my writing. I used my writing skills  and wrote out the word "Bee" on the front of the card in more Zig glue and sprinkled more flocking. I was impatient and simultaneously glued and flocked the word "HAPPY" in HUMONGOUS letter on the inside and neglected to let it dry enough...
I inked up the edges with another Distress Ink (did I tell you I love Tim Holtz?). But it still wasn't enough. After reviewing several of my posts, I'm starting to think I'm a Children's Lit author with a sing-songy voice and repetitive phrases... kinda like when there is a chorus or trademark...
And so... since the Pixie Dust didn't seem to work...I made my bees fly! (with a little penwork...

My advice? Let the outside dry before working on the inside. Now, I'll have to slice off the cover and attach it to another card. Ugh. I hope you like it anyway. I know my friend will, when she gets it! I just want her to "Bee Happy"! (and YOU, too!)

Up next is Sarah... buzz by her blog and see what kind of bee-you-tiful stuff she's got goin' on!

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  1. really cute! Love the use of the flocking! great idea!

  2. Absolutely perfect ! The little bees are so cool and I like the look of the flocking - never tried that myself :-) I am sure your friend will really appreciate this little gem :-D

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  3. Awesome job! I love the bees wings!

  4. Lisa, I'd come to read your posts just for your wit and humor but I get to see your pretty card, too! Great job, I'm sure your friend will just love it! So fun hopping with you, as always!

  5. I bet your friend will love-love her card - great idea on flocking!! TFS!

  6. Lisa, your posts always crack me up Your card is awesome, amazing, outstanding ... but your description just takes the cake. It was fun hopping with you.

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  7. Your blog posts are always funny Lisa :-) love the little bees you made and I am sure your friend will love them too

  8. Love this card! Great sparkle on the wings!

  9. such a soft pretty card! with that hint of sparkle, sweet!


  10. Great card! I had the pleasure of enjoying your humor in 2 blog hops this weekend! :)

  11. Nice card. Nice to see some techniques again. TFS and good luck in the draw. Thank you for hopping along.

  12. Your card is super adorable! I like your bee puns.

  13. Cute! Flocked and blinged bees, so fancy and awesome!

  14. Very cute card. I love the bees wings. Great technique. TFS

  15. Bee-utiful card! Your friend will love it. Your blog brings a smile to my face each time I see it.

  16. Bee-utiful card! Your friend will love it. Your blog brings a smile to my face each time I see it.


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