Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HoneyBee Showcase - Old, New, Borrowed & Blue May 20th

Welcome to the Hive, and today's HoneyBee Showcase!  This week we are just buzzing with excitement, as we have guest HoneyBee Amy Sheffer in the hive!  Amy has brought us a wonderful tutorial on Monday, as well as lots of fun info about herself... if you missed it, be sure to buzz back and check it out!  OK... on to the HoneyBees take on her Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue challenge!!
   I am tickled that Amy Sheffer agreed to be our guest designer this week!  I love her challenge too:  something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

  Have you ever seen an elephant with blinged-up toenails?  That is my new item:  Imaginisce hot rocks.  I borrowed my sketch from Artful Delight.  My old items are the papers and rub-ons:  BasicGrey "Marrakech" 6x6 papers.  I cut the elephant from the Cricut cartridge "Wall Decor and More."  I drew on her eyelashes and embossed the lacy circle and scalloped circle with my "D'Vine Swirls" embossing folder by Provo Craft.  Here is the sketch at Artful Delight:

  I was inspired to make an elephant card by HoneyBee Court.  She and I both like elephants!


HoneyBee Courtney Lee here for Amy Sheffer's Challenge! 

I have to admit I was STOKED about this challenge. I laid everything out that I wanted to use and realized... there was no blue. haha! So I started again and I'm very happy at where the card evolved to. 

 Old: old script writing
Borrowed: a sketch from Artful Delight AND the idea of having the flowers overlap like that from Melinda Spinks HERE
Blue: background paper

It is based on this sketch here:


June and I have started Skype-chatting while we craft and she inspires me all the time! Thanks to her she told me to stop when it was time to stop and I love the result! :) If you have a crafty friend you should definitely try it! It's so much fun!

A huge thank you to Amy Sheffer for sharing her FABULOUS talent with us! 

This week on Betty Bee's Buzz Monday Motivational, guest designer Amy Sheffer from Pickled Paper Designs motivated us to use wedding theme for our projects:  use something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!

Here is my take on that theme:

Something old - Cuttlebug embossing folders - Snowflake, Snow Dots and Winter House.
Something new - Sizzix die - Tree, Christmas #2; card is 5x7 is usually do A2 size
Something borrowed - torn paper and sew technique from Lauren at Jingle Belles Rock
Something blue - chalking edge of layers, blue paper in the "blue spruce" tree, card itself
Hope you like it, first time I've been able to get up to my craftroom in 2 weeks!!

Now link up to Betty Bee's Buzz and show us your version of Amy's Challenge!!
I created something brand new for our SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE challenge from our guest HoneyBee, Amy Sheffer...

Something old, is my background paper... the first big stack of paper I bought when I started being a card maker!

Betty Brett

Something new is the design!  It was inspired from a commercially purchased card my Mom received a while back, and I figured out how to make a similar card for us!  It literally dances when you open it :)
My something borrowed is knowledge... I LOVE the information of where to find Cricut cuts that I can find at MyCutSearch.Com  It was SO easy to find "fish" and see what cartridges that I own have them... then I searched "water" and found the perfect waves.  You must give this website a try!
The folds are small, and fold flat, so they don't interfere with mailing, too.  Check out my personal blog for dimensions.

Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge
Animal Kingdom Cartridge
Assorted Card stocks
Offray Ribbon
Dew Drops (eyes)
White Paint
ATG adhesive

 Well finally I have my project done Amy so happy to have you join us this week and I loved your motivation........So for my project I scrapped this ...New.....picture of my granddaughter Brittany on this....New ......designer paper from Colorblok, my my sketch from Sketch Inspiration......something Old.....I used my worn out Swiss Dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug on some of the designer paper........and....Blue......well I think that is obvious my blue papers. 


Now it's YOUR TURN!  Let's see your projects with Amy's guidelines:
With the recent Royal Wedding festivities still fresh on my mind and the upcoming "wedding season" approaching, I've come up with a wedding-inspired challenge this week. While you don't necessarily have to make something for a wedding, your card or project does have to include "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue." For "old," use an older product or trend, make something look old with distressing techniques, refurbish an outdated home decor item, etc. "New" is easy ... a new or trendy product, theme, or technique. For "borrowed," borrow a friend's tool, borrow another papercrafter's design (aka CASE), or borrow something from another craft, i.e., incorporate quilting or jewelry or fabric into your project. Mix a little blue in there somewhere and you're good to go! When you post your project, be sure to let us (and others) know what about your project is old, new, borrowed, and blue (although that last one will probably be a little obvious {grin}).

Link your project here!  If you don't have a blog, you can email it to us at the address above, and we will post it for you.  There will be a PRIZE PACKAGE of SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED (with permission LOL) and SOMETHING BLUE just for the winner of this week's challenge!!! 
Happy crafting ~


and the HoneyBees


Court said...

Fab projects ladies!!! :) :) :) I hope Amy likes them! :)

June Houck said...

I agree with Court....FABULOUS!

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

WoW these are amazing Love~Love all the projects

Beth said...

Gorgeous projects HoneyBees love each and everyone.

Amy Sheffer said...

I couldn't wait to get home today so I could head over here and drool over your amazing creations! So, so much fun to see the different interpretations! Thanks again for the opportunity to guest host!

Judy Ford said...

thanks amy for the motivation! Honeybees you all rock!!!

Rosemary said...

awesome work, ladies...I really screwed up this time..:( I did a card, but messed up. Yeah, I'm a, thank you again for being our guest designer!!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your projects Ladies! So creative. Thanks for the great challenge.