Wednesday, February 23, 2011

HoneyBee Showcase ~ from Sunny Florida!

Well, we've been buzzing all about it for quite a while now, and we are finally here!  The HoneyBees are swarming together in a beautiful resort in sunny Florida ~ right next door to the Mouse House!   We have been having a fabulous time together.  Each girl brought a different project to share with all of the others, so we've been laughing, learning, laughing, eating, laughing, crafting, laughing, not much sleeping, laughing, and... you get the picture!!! 
Let us share with you a few of the Bee-utiful things we brought to share!!!

YuDu and I-Rock blinged out T-Shirts!!

Did I mention food???  Wanda is feeding us gourmet yummies, like this Macadamia Chicken!  And Doug's MmmMmmMmm good Smokersaurus Barbecued Pulled Pork...    Oh, my goodness!!

Bees Betty, June and Kristi are enjoying some major giggles!

These candy filled bags with stamped and colored toppers were waiting to greet all of the HoneyBees!  The images were from Close to My Heart, and the 1x8 fold top envelopes are from Clear Bags.

We shared all sorts of talents with one another... here Rosemary is giving someone a brand new hairstyle!  Can you guess who it is?  Did you know Roe is a hairdresser?  

We had all kinds of fun games, tutorials, and projects going on... Here are our commemorative Root Beer Float mugs!

Each HoneyBee learned about working with vinyl and worked with the Make The Cut program.  Then we etched the design and our names into the mugs... before filling with ice cream and root beer!  Remember what I said about eating!!!

Here is a little clearer picture of the design.  It says "HoneyBee Retreat" curved across the top, and "Orlando, Florida, Feb. 2011" curved underneath.  Then each girl put her name wherever she wanted it.  They turned out really well!

Wanda made these precious little Bee Babies, which were little pillow pals waiting on our beds the first night :)

And our very dear friend, Judy Ford, sent these trash hoppers (or really terrific candy hoppers!!) that she made especially for the HoneyBees!!!  What a hunny of a thing to do, and we love her a lot.  We also send our prayers to her grandson, who is in the hospital right now.  Get well, Jackson!

Here is Court helping in the kitchen :) 

Here is her presentation on our super cute T-shirts!

"Honey Bee Courtney Lee here showing you what I made for the Honey Bees at our swarm yesterday and today in Florida!

I AM SO EXCITED TO MEET THE HONEY BEES!!! A HUGE thank you to Betty Bee (Our Queen Bee) for putting this together, Roe has been working on it as well, June flew down for it, and Wanda is cooking! Kristi will make an appearance and Beth can't make it, but she will be there in spirit in our little hive! They all built their scheduling of this around me and I am just so honored and so tickled pink! 

I used EAD Designs vinyl on my Yudu to pull this off! I tried another vinyl, but it didn't work out as well. I thought all vinyl was created equal, but I have been proven wrong. I LOVE EAD

The bees are from the Sentimentals Cartridge™ and the font is from Birthday Bash™.

The Honey Bees will be decorating their t-shirts with the i-rock and gems from Imaginisce™. I hope they like them! 

Now I am buzzing off to play with the honey bees in our little Florida hive!"
June created a special card to share with you for this week, too!

June Houck
Good morning! I am buzzzzing with delight at spending time with my fellow HoneyBees. We are having a grand time laughing and crafting together in sunny Florida. Crafting friends are the much fun and we can bee free to create. So of course our theme this week is all about the bees :)
I actually enjoyed fussy cutting the hexagon patterned BasicGrey Urban Prairie papers. The little bee stamp and sentiment are by Stampendous. I stamped directly on my grosgrain ribbon. I forget to use that technique; it works pretty well, don't you think?

Hexed again! I could not stop with one card. You know I had to use the scraps to make another card.

That's it for tonight... the hive is quiet right now, but I'm sure the buzzing will begin again soon, with another wonderful day of friendship, fun, and sharing.  May you have a wonderful experience with each of these today, too. We'll be back on Friday with more pictures, and more projects!!

Your challenge this week is to create something with a BEE on it!  The tutorial on Monday had a great idea on how to make some, and there are lots of stamps, digital images, die cuts, papers, ribbons, and tons of other BEE-dazzling ideas out there!  Create one, and come back to post it here!   One out of every five entrants will win a specially designed HoneyBee charm!

Watch for exciting news from the Hive on Friday!!!    And don't forget about the Blog Candy for February... you have a few more days to leave comments and particpate in the challenges to be eligible!  You could even be a double winner.... blog honey AND a HoneyBee charm, if you are the busy bee who wins!  Good luck!
Happy crafting~



Court said...

LOVE my honeybees!!!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

look at all that fun!!! so glad to see you guys having a blast!

Judy Ford said...

so glad you all like the hoppers. My friend from Texas, Connie Scott, found the material and sent it down to me. The food and all the projects look like so much fun!

Jackson is spiking high temps again and coughing severely. they have to put him on oxygen occassionally. My dh, Don, drove up and is helping Jen and Joe and hugging Jackson as much as he can.

Y'all have a BEE-U-tiful time!

bnmwhitney said...

So jealous!! I wish I was there. You guys sure have fun and do some great projects.

Melissa said...

How much fun did you gals have?!?! Love it!

Anna James said...

You girls sure look like your having a great time! Thanks for all the beautiful ideas.

Anonymous said...

Love your projects and seeing/hearing about the sunny Bees! It is wonderful to have crafting fellowship, that's for sure!! You gals are awesome!