Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The final buzz...

I am reminded of being about twelve years old, at Girl Scout Camp, and it's the final campfire.  You know, the time when you cross your arms and hold hands with the friends you have made, and begin to sing "Day Is Done, Gone the Sun,....."  You squeeze hands around the circle and roll out, and do your best to hold back the tears, knowing it's all over... I feel a lot like that now, knowing my friends are always going to be my friends, but this wonderful experience is over, and we are all taking our memories and moving on to new horizons.  

I thank you, our reader for being with us... I am blown away by getting new followers this week!  We have been honored to have so many of you reading from all over the world.  We invite you to come with us as we keep working in different areas.  And keep watching... there will be HoneyBee Reunions!   
It has been the bee's knees sharing our honey sweet inspiration with you all. It's true, the HoneyBees are taking flight! We are a group of bee-u-tiful friends invited by Betty to share our love of paper crafting and paper trends here at Betty Bee's Buzz. Even though our friendships will endure, today marks the HoneyBee's final buzz celebrating our fun together.

I created this aperture card because it was Betty who taught me how to create an aperture on my Cricut Expression. (Aperture tutorial here.)
Yes, it's me, HoneyBee June. I am so grateful for the friendships we have made on this blog, and I hope you all will continue to follow the HoneyBees on our personal blogs!

My bee hive was completely inspired by this card by HoneyBee, Court. As soon as I saw her card, I wanted to own the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge...guess who bought it for me? Yeah, Court's a Sweetie Bee. More detailed supplies and cut sizes are on my blog. I hope you will fly by and visit me!


Courty-Bee here for the final farewell! 

While I flew away from the hive a few months ago, I wanted to come back for this festive finish! :) 

A HUGE thank you to Betty Bee! She was the first person to ever ask me to be a part of a design team and has been such an inspiration and a mother hen for me throughout this process! 

Thank you also to my sweet HoneyBees! The encouragement got me to new places and I think we will all be HoneyBees for life! :) I wish you all well! 


Well, the Honeybees are flying away from Betty Bee's Buzz.
And if you are gonna fly away
ya gotta have "flight" glasses!

Judy Ford
I used my Life's a Party and Walk in My Garden Cartridges on my Expression
to make the bee-u-tiful flight glasses.
I am thankful for all the HoneyBees and all I've learned at their knees
and other joints...

Also in Walk in My garden there is a Card feature...
I used Betty Brett's Bee-u-tiful Bow maker
for the double bow.
I found the little bee clothes pin at a garage sale!


A big thank you from all of us at Betty Bee's Buzz!!  
Your visits, your comments and your participation meant a lot! 

Here is a card I made for a sweet boy having a birthday next week

I wish you could see the glitter ( twinkling like stars) on this card.  I used Copic Atyou Spica pens in various colors.  The highlight of my card is Bumble Bee Larry from Digital Delights.  I purchased him already colored which made it so simple to add the magic of my glitter pens.  The first thing I did was to print my card with the blue sky using Print Master. I then used chalk for the ground and to highlight the clouds.  The banner was cut using Make The Cut and my Cricut.  I was then able to run it through the printer after using WORD to get  the right shape for my wording.

I would like the give a special thanks to my HoneyBee sisters for being so loving and caring.  As for their talent, I am always in awe of what they have to share.  Our very own 'Queen Bee Betty' is not only talented, but a special sweet friend.  Keep an eye out whenever you visit around the boards; you never know which of these lovely ladies will have an awesome project to share.



This is definitely a sad post, but a celebration of the good times and good friends I have met on this design team.  I love each and everyone of you HoneyBees, and Betty thanks for all you have done to keep us afloat.

I had to laugh when I saw the picture from the HoneyBee Swarm, as that is exactly what I worked with for my final project........not sure who did the photoshop work, but I did you one better! I changed my shirt color to yellow  :)
 For my project I painted a frame white, stamped Honey Bees on it with Stazon ink and than colored with copic's. I took a magic marker and made the swirls........flower and leaf are cut out using Spellbinder sunflower.......the Honey Bees are cut out using the Sentimental cartridge from Cricut.  They don't show well, but I also added yellow micro beads to the bees.
Girls, this is not goodbye, as I follow each of your blogs, and maybe we will be on a team together again.
Wanda sends her love, too... She is literally "flying away" tonight... as she is on a plane flying across the country!  (She has been away and hasn't had any crafting supplies available to create something to share with you.) 

I guess there isn't much more to say, except

Happy creating ~
Photobucketand the HoneyBees

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fly Away Celebration Week

 Happy Monday, and welcome back to the Hive!  Have you missed us?  We missed you!  We have enjoyed our little vacation, though.... and are ready to share our Celebration with you....

Betty Brett

Tonight I went to a  farewell party for a very special young friend whom I have know since she was born.  She is leaving tomorrow morning to drive all the way across the country to begin attending BYU, and start a brand new chapter in her life... Times like this come to each of us, and it is a time to reflect and celebrate new beginnings, yet cherishing the relationships that will last a long, long time....
 And so it is with our beloved HoneyBees... The time has come for the HoneyBees to Fly Away from the Hive.  Thus, I have chosen a familiar theme for my party centerpiece to honor them.  
 I cut the arch and lettering from Make The Cut, then stamped the Hive and Bees from a Close To My Heart set.  The black and yellow poufs are curled ribbon that is made by wrapping satin ribbon around a skewer, misting it, and baking it at 200 degrees for 10 minutes. 
 The hive is a jar given to me by my daughter, and filled with layers of sugar (but sand would work, too).  Add some ribbon and a cool bee charm for finishing touches.  Don't you love my dishes?!!  They were a gift from my friend Linda :)
 My card is a blue cardstock base, with white inked clouds, Martha Stewart punched edging on a computer generated sentiment strip.  I colored the twine myself, and glued it in place to spell out "Fly".

Inside the card.
I am so very honored to have had the opportunity to be the Queen Bee to these amazing designers, and mostly my friends.  Most of them have served on other design teams with me, and continue to work very hard throughout the industry.   You will see their work in lots of places!!
Judy is making quilts for charity, joining several challenges regularly, and bringing smiles to our heroes all around the world with THOUSANDS of cards for Operation Write Home.  She also encourages the artwork for her Mom who will be celebrating her 100th birthday in a few months!
Beth is very busy being a wife and grandma, as well as canning, baking and enjoying live bears in her yard! She is a very active member of the Whoopsi Daisy Design Team.
Kristi is enjoying the art of setting up her beautiful new home for gracious living and poolside play, when she isn't in her magnificent Studio K craft room!  She is representing Longaberger Baskets, too!
Rosemary is active in the civic arena, with her family, as well as in the papercraft industry.  You will find many of her projects and challenges on Have Your Way With Paper.
June has two precious twin daughters with Autism, and she is the smartest lady I know on this subject.  She learns so much on the subject!  She is also on My Pink Stamper and Pumpkin Spice Design Teams!
Court is another very busy crafter!  She is taking care of her family in California, as well as being on My Pink Stamper, Imaginesce, Pumpkin Spice, and Artful Delight Design Teams!!!
Wanda is busy raising her second family, and homeschooling one special little fellow, as well as being one of Digital Delights' Tutorial specialists!  She is also the Digi-Master of the brand new WonderWorks Crops venture!!
and last, but not least...
Betty will be staying busy, too.  I will contiue to host Cricuteer in Paradise crops, and be a Tutorial Artist for Digital Delights, but am also very excited to be partnering with Wanda and Kathy from to start a brand new company called WonderWorks Crops!  This is something new to the industry, and we are so thrilled to bring it to you. 
Please pop over to to check out our first project!  This is a CROP only deal... you have to come see us to get the aweome Haunted Chateau!  OR invite us to come to you!!
So, as you can see.... our HoneyBees are all BUSY Bees, and most have flown off to build hives of their own.  We will always be close, and will have a true sweet spot for one another. 
We thank you for spending time with us over the past years, and we
hope you will always have much to Buzz about, and Brag about, and Bee Happy!

Happy Creating~
(We'll have one last post on Wednesday to show what the HoneyBees made for the Party!!!  One last Showcase!!!  We hope you will come by and leave them some honey :)