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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bee Happy..Think Spring!!

   I went to get the mail and couldn't believe how warm it is outside. The sun is shining and warm on my back. I didn't even wear a coat or boots. Yippee!!
Bees Three....
   In honor of this great weather I worked on my Bee Card. I took a picture of some bees on  my Disney trip.  Aren't they cute? So I thought I can make a bee using this picture as a guide. It took a little time and some messed up versions, but I finally came up with this card.
Isn't he cute?

   I used my circle Nestabilities to make the head and body of the bee. Stampin Up's corner punch made the arms. The wings are from SU's butterfly punch. The hands I just punched out yellow paper with SU's word window punch. SU's butterfly punch was used to make the feet but cut to proportion.
   I used white beads for the antennae,but colored them with black enamel accents from  Inkessentials. In fact, I used the black enamel accents for the head, eyes, nose, body, arms, and the center of the flowers. I love that stuff... The white enamel accents decorated his wings.
   The vine is from Sizzix's swirly vine. It's the long die cut. I punched the flowers from McGill's punch collection. The trellis I did not make. It's part of the card. I bought these cards, I think, at JoAnn's 'cause I thought I could figure how to use them. That was a year ago.  This is the first project that I've used them. I kinda like the cards better now. Thank goodness...
   The paper is from Bo Bunny, I believe. I've had it for awhile now. I made the sentiment on the computer. I am really pleased that I was able to use my inspiration picture ( which is from Cracker Barrel). I wonder what else I can do with my inspiration pictures. I think there is one of a bunny I found at Home Goods. Oh boy...


  1. This is super cute! I love the bee's expression as well as the lattice work you used on your card!! Cute, cute!

  2. Your bee looks like your picture you took! Great job!

  3. BEEutiful!!! This is not a spelling test, Teacher. Ha-Ha! Great job on the card. Love it!

  4. Adorable bee card Connie! Bring on the warmer weather :-)

  5. Oh my, what a super sweet bee-card. And all designed by yourself. I love it!!

    hugs, Elly

  6. This is darling. Your attention to detail is fabulous! Love it!

  7. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and I just love this bee card...it's darling and so creative! Blessing to you!