Friday, December 17, 2010

Buzz, Brag, & Bee Happy Friday- Dec. 17th

Happy Friday, and welcome to Buzz, Brag and Bee Happy! This is the day when we are sharing what is happening in and around the Hive, and what the HoneyBees are up to! June is away (which you will see at the end of the post!) and kindly posted a great card before she left. Sending happy thoughts to Court and Wanda, as they are taking care of family, and Wanda's computer is frozen. Roe is busy in her studio, and I had a fantastic surprise or two..... Plus, it is time to announce our Blog Candy winner.... so, Let's Bee Happy, Everyone!!!
June Houck
Happy Friday! No doubt you are all busy preparing for the holidays. I find it easiest to create when my craft room is neat and organized. It became a bit messy last week as I was trying to make some belated thank you cards, design gift tags for teacher gifts (previous post), etc. In an attempt to clean up my craft room (ever so slightly), I decided to rummage through my drawer of prepared images that had not made it to a card or project.
I was agonizing over a sketch, so I went to one of my go-to ideas...a quilt card. (Easy tutorial here.) My base card is DCWV, the designer papers are BasicGrey Lime Rickey, the sentiment and dies/punches are SU, and I used Cuttlebug Spots & Dots and D'Vine Swirls embossing folders.

When do you do your best work, in a neat or messy environment? What are your go-to sketches?

I can not believe Christmas is next week!!..Back in July I told myself I should be making my Christmas cards, but I failed to listen to myself. So, here I am doing the last minute hurry up and get them done!!..I bet I'm not
This week I wanted to share with you a few projects I've been working on.
Here are some Christmas cards. I try to think of the person when I create my card.
Here are two cards I made from a template by Deneen Treble. I was able to download them, cut it to make my own template and then used Make the Cut so my Cricut would cut it for me!!..Aren't these adorable? So much fun 'dressing' my cards for Nina and Ian!
Using the same template, I made a card for a baby boy baby shower.
I love my I-Top by Imaginisce!! I must say, I had the best customer service when I had to call Imaginisce recently. I spoke with a Joan Neilsen who was very friendly and helpful. Here are a few things I made for Nina's Christmas stocking! The hair clip comes in white, but white did not go with the purple. I sprayed it with Glitter Mist and it was perfect!!..I cut a piece of Oriental print and added a Prima flower; I love how it looks. The black and white is DCWV cardstock and Making Memories acrylic flower. The white clip was perfect for this! So, I have hair clips and bobby pins and now I need to buy the headbands!

June, Kristi, Rosemary and Betty
As you read over the past few posts, some of the HoneyBees were blessed to be able to meet at DisneyWorld this week, and it was such a delight! When a design team lives all around the country, it is very often that they don't actually get to meet one another face to face. This was the first time Rosemary and June had met. Kristi and I had the privilege during one of our adventures this past summer when we traveled to Virginia where June lives. We had a cold, but absolutely delightful day at Epcot!! In February we are planning a big Swarm in the Hive!

Now, if you have about two and a half minutes, I invite you to share in my big Christmas Surprise! (And my reason for having no creative project to share with you today ... but I'm sure you'll understand!!)

Many thanks to "Gra-Anta Claus" for making this Christmas miracle happen! On Sunday my other daughter and her family will arrive from Pennsylvania, and on Christmas Eve my son-in-law gets here from Denver, and that will make all of my children and grandchildren home for the holidays. I am so incredibly blessed. Definitely something to BEE HAPPY about!!!

Let me make someone else happy, too!!! We have a WINNER in our Winter BLOG CANDY give away! All you needed to do was become a follower and leave us some loving, and we put all of the comments, and projects into a hat ( and we have a winner!!! The winner of all of the Christmas and Snowman/Snowflake goodies is:

Congratulations, PAT! Please send an email to BettyBeeDesigns@hotmail dot com and we'll get your package to your right away!!! Thanks for being a member of the Bee Hive!!!

Now it's your turn to share what is happening in your hive this week!!! That's what BUZZ, BRAG and BEE HAPPY is all about! Leave it as a comment, or a link, if it involves a photo or tutorial on your blog. Let us know all of the good news! LINKZ will be open all week, so you have plenty of time!

Photobucketand the HoneyBees!!


Court said...

Oh Goodness Miss Betty! I am just tearing up over here! I am so excited for you!

Congratulations Pat!

June, Roe, Kristi, and Betty, I am SO glad you all got to hang out and I can't wait until February when I am there too!!!

June, your card is just gorgeous! I love that tree!!!

Hugs to all!
Roe, your hair clips are fabulous and I am SO copying that idea for shape cards!!!

Rosemary said...

OH Betty, I was excited for you just watching that video!!..I must say, we did have a crowd watching us doing the photo op in Norway..too funny!!..June, it was so exciting meeting you and your husband; looking forward to us meeting again. Court, can't wait to meet you!!..If you want the template for the boy/girl cards, just let me know by email.

lisa808 said...

Adorable dress & jumper cards. What a wonderful Christmas surprise!

June Houck said...

Roe, your cards are all gorgeous. My, you have been hot (creatively speaking!)

I had so much fun with all of you at Epcot... we are a lucky hive.

Betty, your video made me cry & smile; at the same time!

Congratulations, Pat. We are happy to have supporters like you here at Betty Bee's Buzz :)