Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hap-Bee to be here!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I hope it's truly spring where you are.  We're looking like it's for real here in NW WI.  The leaves are budding out on the trees, birds are building nests and singing their hearts out, and the wildflowers are beginning to bloom.  It's my favorite time of year!

I'm so happy to be posting today! It's my first post for the Joy's Life Stamps design team! Yea!  You can find today's post here. It's a great blog to visit everyday, with some awesome inspiration from a talented team!

My card for today uses the Joy's Life stamp set, Punny Animals. It's a very fun set to work with!  The theme this week at Joy's Life is dimension. Here's what I did.

Isn't that bee so cute?  I used the Create-a Critter II Cricut cartridge to cut it out, added some Stickles for dimension and pizazz, and used a Viva Décor Anthracite Pearl pen on his eyes. See that adorable honeycomb chipboard?  That's from my friend DeeDee.  She has a new company, selling chipboard called UmWow Studios.  You definitely need to check it out.  So cool! I used papers from Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup 6x6 paper, some chocolate cupcake Trendy Twine, a hexagon punch by Creative Memories, and some Close To My Heart Kraft paper for the tag.
I'll leave you with a close up of the bee and sentiment:
Hope your day is hap-bee!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cocoa Creations Challenge #1 -- Let's Celebrate
Crafty Creations Challenges -- keep it simple
Oozak blog -- anything goes with earthtones
Sister Act Card Challenge -- anything goes
Ribbon Carousel -- Celebrations
Trendy Twine Challenge -- Kraft and twine
D.L. Art thankful Thursday -- anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint -- anything goes 


  1. That is one BEE-utiful card (sorry!!!couldn't resist! It is a great card, Julie!

  2. Hap-bee day to u too Julie! Very cute!!

  3. totally adorable Julie!!!
    so hap-bee you're part of the team!

  4. A pink bee? Adorable! What a fun design, too.

  5. Such an adorable birthday card! Sure to bring someone a big smile too. Thank you for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge. Hope to see you again! :) hugs, Kimberly

  6. This is so cute, I love your lady bug and the hex's are so nice
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  7. What a fun and sunny card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SACC!

  8. Very cute and colourful! Thanks for joining us at Oozak!

  9. i love this card! The bee is so cute, i love the paper you used! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!