Friday, February 4, 2011

Buzz, Brag, and Bee Happy Friday - February 4th

Yay, it's Friday, and that means another weekend in the hive!  The HoneyBees have been quite concerned about those of you who are being affected by the terrible weather.  We hope that you are safe, warm, and have all that you need.  Please be very careful!  We really care about you.  

Happy Friday! This is HoneyBee June Houck wishing you a lots of fun for February. The buzz around the Houck house has involved unpacking boxes in my dining room, washing the bowls, dishes, and crystal, and polishing silver. My mom and dad visited yesterday and did the vast majority of the work (I did fix them lunch!) Today I will finish up a few more pieces of silver to polish and start putting all of it away in my china closet. I will also finish turning my old craft room into a guest bedroom. I hung pictures yesterday, and I just need to wash the linens and make up the bed. This will complete the faux move (we had all of our wall-to-wall carpeting replaced with laminate and hard wood.)

Can I get a 'wahey'? My "lucky in love" card (previous post) was chosen to be on the Share the Mojo blog!

What's the buzz in your hive? Leave us a lovely comment. We enjoy knowing what our readers are up to :)


I am so excited to share with you my fun SWARM weekend in Punta Gorda!!..Last weekend, our Miss Betty had one of her awesome SWARMs and I had the opportunity to host 'Rosie's Casino'.  This is just what I needed after spending time in the hospital. Of course, it also gave me the motivation to get well and though I was not quite there, I was well enough to go, host and have a blast!!..

On a previous SWARM, I had mentioned that the Chippndales were going to be at Rosie's Casino and guess what...the 'chipsndales' were there!  I found clipart online of the Chip and Dale, printed them on 8 1/2 x 11 and cut.  A little added Copic was used to highlight some of the features.  I then saved some that had various hats and using my Paint Shop Pro, cropped the hat, sized it to fit my 'guys' and then glittered them up.  Now, you know they needed clothes!!..I made templates of the bow ties and 'briefs', scanned them and then had my Make The Cut cut them for me.  Taking a $10.00 bill from my husband, I scanned that and sized it for tucking

Now, what would the point be having them there if they weren't going to dance??!!  I was going to dance with them, but breathing was not too good for me that day.  So, Betty was sweet enough to do her thing with 'my guys'!!!  You can't hear the song to well, but it's 'I like to Move It'...How can you not 'move it' when you hear that song?!!

After a day of games, fun and prizes, we had chocolate covered cherries and non-alcoholic champagne!
Betty Brett
I have a tip to share with you today.  I love my new Martha Stewart scoring board, but I was wishing it was easier to quickly pick out the most often used grooves.  SO, with a blue fine line marker, it was very easy to highlight the inch marks, and with red, I marked the 4 1/4 groove.  Now scoring A2 cards is a snap!  If I decide to add gate fold measurements, or any other specific folds, they can be marked with a different color. 

Congratulations to BethanyR - the randomly chosen winner of our WHAT A CHARACTER challenge!  Bethany will be receiving a Disney Princess Cuttlebug Set!  Thanks to all who participate in our Showcases!  We love seeing what you are creating:)    

Do you have a great tip to share with us this week?  What great things are happening in your life?  Want to brag about some good news?  Leave a comment, or post a link below!  All participants will be entered into the drawing for our February Blog Candy (winner announced March 2nd).


and the HoneyBees


Sandy Ang said...

I tried to link up my perpetual calendar but don't know why the thumbnail is not showing up.

June Houck said...

Roe, thanks for sharing your pics and video! If I had been there, I would have spent all of my dollar bills on that sexy Betty Bee :) Where does one find pink flamingo slippers???

Betty, what a fab tip re: MS score board. I have both the Scor-Pal & MS score board. I love them both, and I will use your tip for my Martha board. You are so SMART!!!

June Houck said...

Can I get another "wahey"? I recieved an email from BasicGrey:


Thank you for submitting your super awesome project 'be my valentine.' to the BasicGrey Gallery! We have reviewed your project and approved it for publication in our Gallery. Now you can brag to all your friends. Yay!

Have a nice day,


BethanyR said...

Looks like you gals had an awesome time at the SWARM. I so wish I could have been there. I ROFLMAO at your Chipsndales!

Rosemary said...

June!!..How exciting!!..WHAHOO!!..It's been a long time since I submitted anything, but then I guess I need to do something to get love your work and I'm not surprised at all that you will be 'highlighted'!!

Great tip, Betty!!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

wow! lots to share today!!! thanks!