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


June Houck said...

Court, I love the BoBunny polka dot wings mixed with the Echo Park!!! Perfect :)

Judy, your mask is too funny and your bow is BEEutiful.

Betty, fantastic to edit Beth & Judy in the HoneyBee pic! Clever girl :)

Roe, your airplane card is adorable!

Beth, you are so smart to change your shirt color to yellow. Your frame looks terrific; great flower and bees!

xoxoxoxo to Wanda & Kristie too. Miss you both!

Court said...

Awww! I love you all and can't wait to see you at the next HoneyBee Reunion!

DIANA L. said...

Super projects everyone! sorry to hear this is the end of a great blog


Amy said...

These are all such amazing projects!! LOVE THEM ALL!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Love everyone's projects and so sorry to hear this is it for this blog. Many blessings to you all!!!!

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Helen F. said...

YOU all have posted such lovely and heartfelt Good Beeyes! I will be looking at your personal blogs and following along for more Bee-U-tiful inspirations. {{{HUGS}}}

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