Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase - Dec. 1!

Welcome to our Hive, and a great showcase! We are delighted to be sponsored this week by the very talented Fred from "Fred-She-Said" Digital Designs!
They have a wonderful array of pre-colored, or black and white images for holidays, animals, flowers, paper piercing and children. This week her collection of BIRDS are 30% OFF!!! This week we are challenging you to create a project of your choice, and you could be the winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to the Fred, She Said Store!!! There are even Freebies for you to choose from! Be sure to check out Wanda's gorgeous array of Fred, She Said examples in our Monday Motivational this week... You will get a ton of inspiration! The link is at the bottom of the post, and you will have until next Monday night to turn in your projects! Good luck :) Let's see what the HoneyBees did ..................................

I hope everyone checked out Wanda's awesome cards and projects from Monday, showcasing our sponsor for this week, Fred She Said. Tracey's (Fred) images are gorgeous and such fun to work with.

For my showcase project this week, I did 4 x 4 tiles to hang on the wall. I printed Fred's bird images out on decal paper, added some AI to the images, applied to the tiles, than wrapped the tiles with score tape, and next dipped the edges into gold and black micro beads. Gorgeous!


My choice from Fred She Said is the beautiful Christmas Ornament #1, which I cut out with Nestabilities Labels Four. In the background is also a fantastic piece from Fred's Paper Piercing collection. I chose to color the image myself, and used a Gold Leafing Pen by Elmers, as well as Copics and Smooch inks. The pearls were custom colored with Copic R27 to match the ornament :)

My second Fred She Said image is Emma the Caroler, with these darling little Birdies! This image comes with separate little birds that can be colored to suit the season, and Fred has put many wonderful examples on her website of different types of birds, so you can color them lots of different ways! I chose little redbirds to match her red winter coat and beret, as she sings happy Christmas carols! The green paper is Core'dinations, embossed with a Holly Cuttlebug folder, and sanded to let the design show through. The other goodies are from my stash :)

Honey Bee Courtney Lee!

Good Wednesday mornin' to everyone! After that long weekend last week I am ready to get to the end of this week!

We have been SO blessed that Fred She Said has decided to sponsor us Honey Bees!!! We got to pick out a couple of our favorite Christmas digital stamps and I just love this Christmas Cardinal! A big thank you to Wanda who showed a great tutorial on how these beautiful images could be used during our Monday Motivation!

Alright... I admit it... I don't enjoy coloring very much. I really enjoyed it as a child. Maybe I just got colored out! So I was thrilled that Fred She Said makes pre-colored images of their digital stamps. This is one such image.
I just printed it out on my computer twice. I cut out the cardinal, stuck it to some white card stock, popped it on top of the other image, and added glossy accents.

The image really does all of the work on this card.

Digital Image: Fred She Said Christmas Cardinal™
Paper: My Mind's Eye: I Believe "Thin Stripes Glittered Paper"
Ribbon: Paper Trey Ink: Satin: Dark Chocolate™
Stickles in Christmas Red™
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper: Winter Punnies™
Ink: Momento in Cocoa™
Adhesive: Glue Arts Extreme adhesive squares™ (for the bow) and Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac™

A heartfelt thank you to Fred She Said for sponsoring us this week here at Betty Bee's Buzz. I had so much fun coloring this ornament. I knew immediately that I would pair this lovely Christmas ornament with my Vintage Ornament paper by BasicGrey and cut it out using a Tim Holtz die. I hand-stitched the border with floss and added organdy ribbon to coordinate.
Hi, I am HoneyBee June Houck. I love the Christmas season and I can't think of a better way to kick it off than using digi stamps by Fred She Said. I can use my card simply as a holiday card...
or combine it with a gift card:
I added foam tape only to the top and bottom of the shape die so that the gift card could easily slide out. I love to give (and receive) gift cards and I like to use different ways to "wrap" them. What is your favorite gift card holder?


I was so thrilled to see Fred She Said was going to be our sponsor at Betty Bee's Buzz!..Always loved Tracy's digital designs and now I get to add Emma to my collection. My first project using Emma is a card. She was painted in with Yasuiomo Pearlescent Watercolor set which gives a real pretty glimmer look. For dimension on her dress and hat, I used Liquid Pearls by Ranger. Once I added Stickles, she was done! My flowers were cut with a Martha Stewart punch, Flower Soft in the center and Stickles to make them sparkle. The colors look of some, but the 'reds' really do

For this next project, I flipped Emma so she would be facing in the other direction. I decided to make a little 'note pad' for my granddaughter, Nina. She was colored in using my General's Pastel Chalk pencils. For the 'snow', I used Liquid Pearls by Ranger. As you can see, Stickles were used in various places.


My choice of images was the pre-colored Cardinal, and it was a dream to work with! I printed it three times, and cut out portions of the bird, as well as the holly from each layer, so when they were stacked with dimensionals, it gave a beautiful 3D effect. The addition of Viva Decor Pearl accents gave the illusion of snow on the holly and the branch. This is a very elegant and easy design to work with. The background is Marco Paper, and the punch is from Martha Stewart. I would recommend this for mass producing - in a heartbeat!! Thanks, Fred!!!

Now that you have been inspired, buzz over to Fred, She Said, and pick out your favorite images, and create something just wonderful!!! Post your project here by next Monday night, and you could be the winner of a $20 Gift Certificate, generously provided by Fred!!!
PS... When I read her blog, I noticed another great contest that she has going where you could post your creation to a couple of other places, and possibly win another GC, too! Check it out;)

Photobucketand the HoneyBees


Court said...

Gorgeous work, Honey Bees!

Beth said...

Fred thanks again for sponsoring us this week and girls I do believe you did Fred proud gorgeous artwork.

June Houck said...

I hope Wand (Fred) likes these as much as I do! Beautiful work by the entire hive...I am inspired :)

Rosemary said...

Ladies, you did an awesome job with these stamps!!..I had a chance to see Kristi's in person and I must say, for a pre-colored stamp it is so vivid!..Her card in person is just gorgeous!

Windy Hills said...

Ladies, you did a fabulous job! Each image is exquisitely presented--oh, so elegant.

Nancy said...

Ladies, all of your cards are spectacular. I have to admit, I love my copics, but Tracey has her precolored images done so beautifully, I can't resist using them.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Thanks so much for choosing my ATC as the winner! I am so excited!!!