Friday, April 8, 2011

Buzz, Brag, and Bee Happy - Friday, April 8

Happy Friday, and welcome to the Hive!  This is the place where we Buzz about what's happening, Brag about what we've got to share, and tell about what is making us Happy!  And we invite you to join right in!!  At the bottom is a place for you to leave a comment, so you can share your good news, as well as a LINKZ so you can Brag about your accomplishments!  We LOVE to see what you are creating.  It's a happy linking party!!  Let's see what the HoneyBees have to share this week ......

This week I'm Buzzin and Braggin! My Husband Don and I went out by Eggmont Key, near Tampa Bay, on April 7th. I caught this bee-utiful 19in grouper.

Too small to filet but a ton of fun to catch! My good friend, Henrietta Hoffman, and I donated 16 quilts to the local branch of Florida Baptist Children's Home that we had made over this winter season. They are completely funded by private donations and the Bradenton, Florida branch deals with foster care homes. Sherri was so excited to get these quilts and we could tell by her expression that she was picking out which quilt would go to which child as she poured over our donation. She said these children are all ages and are coming out of crisis, abuse, violence, and horrors too awful to even imagine. So many come to them with only the clothes on their backs or with a few things stuffed into garbage bags. Henrietta and I are making this our ongoing project. Next year we hope to expand our efforts, with the help from other members of our trailer community, by doing a weekly sewing project at our community hall. Sherri also said they can use small suitcases, bookbags or totes so the children can put their things into something other than a garbage bag, sooooo garage sales here I come...bags, batting, material, thread... wow retail therapy for a good cause!!!! Hug your children for me and come join us at Betty Bee's Buzz for what makes you BUZZ, BRAG OR BEE HAPPY!!!                                                                         Judy Ford

Can you believe my girls are almost 9yo? Last year I started scrapbooking pages for my own scrapbook album, though I have been "collecting" papers to complete it for 8 years! I have had this picture and this LO kit for 7 years, I think.
My, how scrapbooking has changed! To update it just a bit, I fussy cut the title die cut strip (dove, two giraffes, and 'two by two'.) I used the April sketch challenge at Artful Delight. I took some creative license with the sketch because my banner was so lengthy. I used my Birthday Bash circuit cartridge and my D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the pennant flags. I stitched together with some blue floss left over from a completed cross-stitch kit. Just trying to use up my old stash…

This week's theme at Betty Bee's Buzz is "Babies." If you are looking for baby-theme inspiration, check out what the DT has done earlier this week!

For both of these cards I used the BasicGrey Oliver card kit.

What are you working on this week? We have a linking party here at Betty Bee's Buzz every Friday. Link anything you currently working on, or just leave a comment on good things that happened this week in your hives.

Happy Friday!!!..This was a pretty lazy week for me, so I'm going to share with you a few 'baby' cards I did several months back.  Doublside cardstock is perfect for this design!


Betty Brett

I have a couple of things to share this Friday.  First, I want to thank our amazing Design Team, the wonderful HoneyBees, for the great job they did with Baby Week!  I am so honored to have such good and talented friends. 
 It is time for new releases at Digital Delights, and it looks like a total Pirate Invasion! I colored Pirate Presley with Copics, and used two images of the treasure chest to create a box to keep my chocolate booty in!  Wendy has a lot of great images for you next pirate party.  I wish the beautiful Smooch colored gems had shown up in this picture!  So pretty :)
And last, but certainly not least, I have created a very special wedding card for my beautiful niece, Ashley and her beloved, Steven.  They are being married on Saturday, and I send them all my love and wishes for a wonderful life together.  My hubby will be traveling to celebrate with them, while I am with our daughter's little family.  This is one of my new Display style cards, and the tutorial is over on my personal blog (here).

Sorry I'm late!
I've had such a wonderful month!  My Son has gotten married.  His wedding was on the 19th in Orlando Florida and his reception was on the 26th in Atlanta Georgia.  Of course he was the most handsome groom there ever was!  His bride was like an angel.. What a beautiful couple.

 Here is my beautiful family.  My five of six children (one lost as a infant) and my three grandchildren.  Bet you can't figure out who's the bride and groom.  LOL
After the reception we had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Medieval Times show in Atlanta.. It was fabulous!  Also joining us was the brides wonderful Mom who is from Russia, and my son's Best Man.  What a group we are.. It was such a wonderful time.. It was the first time in years we have all been together.  My son served four years in the military so getting together was hard. 

 Beth Ullman

Hey Wanda I am even later than you.....story of my week has been spent making a few cards and playing in my yard, hubby and I extended my flower bed out the other day so we have been planting.....I love spring in Virginia my azaleas are almost in full bloom I made up a collage with just a few of the things I have blooming.
I Hope for those of you who are still having snow and cold temperatures that this picture will warm your hearts just a little.

Here is one of the cards I did this week the techniques I used are called Curled Corners and Watercolored over White, they are from the Technique Junkies newsletter.
Well I am off to play hope you have enjoyed my little addition this week, have a wonderful week-end.


Honeybee Courtney Lee

Hello everyone! I'm the latest to get my post up! :) 

I have been a busy little bee recently! I am very excited to announce that I am a Guest Designer for Roberts Crafts. We had some technical difficulties and it was supposed to go live yesterday and it's not quite up yet, but I am sure it will be up soon. YouTube has been ornery! I made a Spring Garden Party project with 5 tutorials and 5 videos on all of the Imaginisce tools! So, once it is up, I would love some HoneyBee love and support if you have the time to check it out!

Tonight is also the My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Friday Blog Hop! There will be about 20 stops on the hop - it's a big one - but a lot of us are hosting prizes! It goes live at 6:00PM PST. So check it out!


Note:  Our winner of the week for the Heritage Kit is AMY SHEFFER!!!  Congratulations, Amy! 

Don't forget we have a challenge on Wednesday, and you could be the winner of a very sweet DCWV baby design kit!!  All you have to do is enter a baby project, and one random winner will be chosen next week! 

Photobucketand the HoneyBees


June Houck said...

Oh, Judy, that's a big fish! And the picture is proof of your big fish story :) Those quilts are pretty, and I am sure they will be very much appreciated by the lucky recipients.

Roe, I love your shape cards; they are adorable.

Betty, that pirate booty has my mouth watering…so cute! Your invite is beautiful; I love embossing on white card stock. It is so crisp and elegant!

Melissa said...

Always love seeing what you ladies are up to!


Beth said...

Wow Judy what a fish, June that is such a precious layout and your cards are adorable. Roe your cards are adorable, Betty love that little pirate and his treasure chest and Wanda fabulous wedding photos.
You girls ROCK.

Court said...

LOVE my honeybees!

Rosemary said...

Wow, you ladies are awesome!!..So glad to be a part of this team; so much talent and love the personal you all share with us. From babies to weddings and fish (lol) and quilts!! Sweet layout and special cards; gorgeous flower photos and a specila DT announcement!!!..What a week!!!

Judy Ford said...

wow everyone has been busy! I love all the projects! Wanda such a Handsome groom! so glad he go back safe and sound! Betty, Jackson would so love the pirates and your niece's wedding card is beautiful! I so love white on white! June - your scrapbook page and cards are so precious, those girls grow up so fast! Beth I love the curled corners and the butterfly on your card. I'm gonna have to check out technique junkies, sounds like my kind of place. Courtney congrats on being a guest designer, a great honor!!! Congrats also to Amy as our Heritage winner!
Honey bees ROCK!!!!