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! :-)


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


  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

  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

  3. gorgeous, lovely stitching and colour scheme

  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! :)

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

  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!

  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

  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 :)

  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 EVERYTHING about this one!! :o)

  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.

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

  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.

    Sue Drees

  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 :-)
    Lols x x x

  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.

  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!

  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!

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

  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

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

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


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

  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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