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Friday, March 31, 2017

Just beecause

Hi, everyone! Happy Friday!

Paradise wouldn't be paradise without card-making cronies.... right?! And, there's a wonderful Stampin' Up! demonstrator on the island who opens her home weekly to all who need a card-making fix. And, by all... I mean all. Colette welcomes locals, snowbirds, part-timers, and tourists. In addition, she fixes me up with whatever I need to continue playing with paper when I get back to the villa.

So, these little bees are going to buzz over to her house right before we leave.... just beecause.  :)

Stampin' Up! cardstock and vellum; stash inked watercolor-paper panel
Paper Smooches courteous cuties image and courteous cuties 2 sentiment
bees and sentiment stamped in Distress Ink black soot on cardstock, bees colored with Prismacolor pencils
bees in StazOn jet black on vellum
paint spattered in DI black soot with toothbrush and Ranger mini mister
PS coordinating dies and SU stitched circle dies
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Xyron; foam backing; Zots glue dots

Okay, so let's start with what I love. I LOVE my little bees. They have just a touch of coloring, and vellum wings.... which were done by stamping the bees on both cardstock and vellum, cutting off the cardstock wings, and attaching the cardstock bee bodies atop the vellum bees. I also love the blue background. I had inked up this watercolor paper a long time ago... and then set it aside. I came across it when making this card and thought it would make for a nice "sky" for these little guys. I added black soot spattering to soften the black elements of the card.

If I could redo something, it would be the hearts under the sentiment. I made a decision to go asymmetric.... but I now regret that decision. LOL

If memory serves, there's a Things with Wings Challenge going on over at Simon Says. I'm also going to share this at the Simon Says Anything Goes and National Craft Month Challenges.

Parting Thoughts

Our current Words 2 Craft By Challenge runs through next Wednesday... and we'd love for you to join us.

Think that's it for today. So, have a great weekend! As always, thanks for stopping and happy craftin'!


  1. How nice of your friend to open her home to crafters! She's going to love this little card with all those busy bees! So fun:)

  2. What happy little bees, Sybrina, and I love your colors, too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. I think these are about the cutest bees I have seen, Sybrina! Love the trio and how you put your words into the circle. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura