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 :) 


June Houck said...

What a lovely post, Betty!

Court said...

What a very sweet post, Betty! I LOVE the Honeybees!

BettyBee said...

Reposting from an email I received:

I am so sad to have you going away. I have enjoyed following along and trying some of the ideas. I have saved several of your ideas to try later. Thank
you for inspiring me.
Janice Campbell

Beth said...

Beautiful post Betty you gals are the best love each of you.

Anonymous said...

All of the creations are so pretty. I just found this blog because via June. I saw the cute projects and quickly fallowed it only to read that it's going away. Best of luck to you all and I enjoyed reading your finial post. It was a heartfelt goodbye.