Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bee-utiful New Friends



     House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog is having a blog hop.  Part of the requirements for winning the grand prize is that you must enter a "New Beginnings" House Mouse project.  I've had this cute little stamp for a while now and had never used it.  I decided to get it out and ink it up for the hop challenge.  I had some scraps of my favorite October Afternoon papers for the matting and I "remembered" to sew my mats before I glued them all down.  LOL  Been doing quite a bit of swing on my cards lately.  I love the look of it.  Anyway, I sprayed a pair of white paper flowers with some glimmer Mist, colored the pearl with a Copic marker to match and added a little Perfect Pearls to their little bee wings for some shimmer.  This card is how I feel about all the bloggie friends I've made this past year.
     This card also fits the "New Beginnings" theme at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Thanks for "hopping" in today! :-)


Supplies

Papers:  Bazzill, October Afternoon, Georgia Pacific, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury
Stamp:  Stampabilities happy Hopper "Buzzy Friends"
Copics:   E31, E35, E40, E51, E93, Y17, Y32, Y35, YG11, YG17, YR31, C2
Tools:  EK Sucess corner rounder, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S$-114) and Classic Scalloped Circle Large (S4-124), sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  American Crafts ribbon, Ranger Pearl Perfect Pearls, Jazz Blue Glimmer Mist, Adirondack Butterscotch ink, Recollections flowers and adhesive pearl

23 comments:

  1. Wow Tracy what a lovely colour combo, great stitching cute image & colouring great take on the NEW chall..thanks for sharing & joining us at HM & Friends Monday blog hop chall...hope your lucky in the draws..

    smiles Christine xx

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  2. Oh my Tracy, I can actually hear those beautiful bees humming all the way over here :-) They're so pleased that you've put them on such a fab card!! Ira x

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  3. gorgeous, lovely stitching and colour scheme

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  4. WOW incredible coloring, gorgeous HM card. Love the sewing and design! Thanks so much for joining us at house Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge BLOG-HOP!!! Good Luck! :)

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  5. I love these cheery colors, Tracy, and the image with your coloring is adorable! Too cute!!

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  6. Tracy, this is GORGEOUS! I love the bright colors and the stamp. This is my new favorite card of yours. Well, one of many. Love it!

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  7. This is soooo Cute. I just love House Mouse stampes.. I have a little collection of them myself. I haven't done one of there challenges in ages. Looks like a fun one! Your coloring is fab..

    Hugs, Linda

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  8. ohmygosh tracy, your card is so CUTE and SWEET!!! love the image and the stitching and the colors too! thanks for sharing and hope you're having a great week! big *hugs* dear friend, steph :)

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  9. Oh Tracy!! *gasp* This one is way beyond adorable!! It's just TOO cute! I have a bit of a thing for happy little bees...I even decorated a bathroom with them! lol I love these little guys! Love your design and the colors...love EVERYTHING about this one!! :o)

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  10. Tracy, I always love how you design your cards. I really like how you rounded 2 corners and left the others straight. Beautiful color combination and your coloring is perfect.

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  11. Tracy, seriously? This is so darn cute, I just love it!!!!!!!

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  12. Tracy, beautifully colored image, so darn cute! Love the background papers too, and the stitching is a perfect touch. Thanks for joining the fun a our House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and hop. Nicely done.

    Hugs
    Sue Drees

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  13. Gorgeous card Tracy :-) ,, very cute image and I LOVE those papers and the sewing !! fab !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and HM&F Monday Challenge and Hop :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  14. Such a wonderfully colorful card and such a great layout! Your choices of DP are perfect for this bee-utiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge.

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  15. I officially adore your card!! The papers are so down my street, the colours absolutely beautiful nd what a cute image!!
    Sorry I've been out of loop for so long, it's been more a hospital than a house here for almost a month!
    Hugsies
    Annika

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  16. This is BEYOND cute... I mean... so, so darling and I am so drooling over your ability to color the images so well... perfect in fact!

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  17. Gorgeous colouring, Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    House Mouse GD for January

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  18. Hi ya
    aww gorgeous card, the colours really pop, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & design,thanks for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time,sue.x

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  19. hehe cute image and sentiment! I like the layout too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!

    -Sarah

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  20. Wow!! this is stunning!! Fabulous image, colouring and colours! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

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  21. Wow, amazing card. It's perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good luck! And I hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Natascha

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