Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts

March 2, 2009

Just Buzzin' By...

Hello all. Has it really been over six weeks since I've posted to my blog? WOW! I have been fighting a cold/virus/respiratory infection/yucky cough for almost that long, too! I am sooo tired -- ALL THE TIME! But I think I might just be turning the corner to getting well. WHEW I'm ready!

Anyway... let's move on to what you've been patiently waiting for... those BEE CARDS! As I promised, I'd like to post here some of the cards I received in swapping at the SU! Regional Seminar in Orlando in January. I apologize to the demonstrators who created these cards for my poor photography. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us all. My customers thank you for inspiring them to create beautiful cards using JUST BUZZIN' BY (Item #113228, page 57, Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog).

The first is by Nancy Hewitt. You can visit her blog here . This square image which frames her focal point honey jar is created by using the Scalloped Edge Punch and some careful punching into a 2-3/4" square of So Saffron card stock.

The next is by Karen Mickel. Can you see the Dazzling Diamonds on the wings of the bees? Also, Karen created a "wet" look when she applied Crystal Effects on the honey on the middle jar which has been popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to give it more dimension.

This card was designed by Susy Miller, a Senior Executive with Stampin' Up! Obviously, she is a talented artist as well as an accomplished business woman. Susy also mounted her honey pot on dimensionals to create that extra dimension. She used a red brad to create the look of a knob on the lid of the honey pot. How cute is that?!?!

Our next sample is by Diane McMullen, who chose to create a simple 2-color design. Diane colored in her bees and the "Hive Sweet Hive" sign with a YoYo Yellow Marker. I just love SU! markers because of the different tip on each end of the marker. One end has a really fine point which is great for journaling or getting into those tight spaces. The other is a brush-tip, which is great for "painting" color onto the image.

Susan Barron created this next card by stamping the honey pot in More Mustard ink on More Mustard card stock, thus creating a subtle background image. Her honey pot has Crystal Effects on the honey to give it a "wet" look, and is placed on a strip of Haiku Designer Series Paper. If you look closely, you can see some paper piercing on the Tangerine Tango Photo Corner Punch and in the bottom right hand corner of the card.

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~ Alice