Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Whimsy and Stars Studio Blog Hop

     Time for our monthly Whimsy and Stars Studio blog hop.  You should have reached my blog from Suzanne, but if you didn't you can go back to the Whimsy and Stars blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss anything from my DT sistahs cause I'm the caboose of this train.  ☺  Leave us some love if you can.
     Mabelle is releasing two brand new spring digis and boy are they cute!


     I had this awesome sketch on my drawing board from Sweet Sunday Sketch (not current now) that I wanted to use so badly and when Mabelle sent us the new digis I got so excited cause the Spring Bees were just perfect for the sketch.  It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but I printed the bees and flower out a second time and they are popped up on foam dots for a 3D effect.  It's really cute IRL.


     I was trying to figure out how I wanted to do the flower center when I remembered I had found those cool orange Martha Stewart micro beads a long time ago on clearance.  Makes for a fun middle huh.
     I won't apologize for sticking a new song in your heads.  It's a good one.  LOL  
     The hop will end at 7:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 8 and Mabelle will be selecting two winners from the comments who will each receive one free digi.  Happy hopping!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations--things with wings
Digi Makeover--take flight
Make It Monday--anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint--anything goes
Avadares--Easter or spring
QKR Stampede--three of something


Supplies:  Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunshine", Recollections, Krft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp--Whimsy and Stars Studio "Spring Bees"; Ink--Copics; Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles, Memory Box Classic Scallop die, Lil' Inker Stitched Sentiment Flag die; Miscellaneous:  Michaels buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Black Diamond and Stardust Stickles, Martha Stewart Micro Beads, Glossy Accents

58 comments:

  1. Ooh this card is so sweet Tracy! Love the beautiful papers and the cute bees :) Hugs Anneke

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  2. This is just gorgeous....love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

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  3. Bobby McFerrin and I BOTH applaud you on this card and YEAH Martha for making the coolest beads for that AWESOME flower center. Man o' man, that really pops..I love it!!! As always, your cards are the buzz of the crafty neighborhood. :D
    And yes, you must partake of the green milkshake!
    hugs,
    Twang

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  4. LOVE this one, Tracy! I have a bathroom decorated in bees...I like them! Your's are just TOO CUTE!! I love the sentiment too! :o)

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  5. Awwww too cute Tracy :) The micro beads make an amazing flower centre...stroke of genius there!
    Hugs xx

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  6. Ohh i love your card verry much.
    How fun to see the same sort of bee's on your card.
    But your bee's are way better colored then mine.
    I really love their little wings.
    And the flower really pops out.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Soon Han

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  7. Love the bead flower center! Those bees are so cute and so beautifully colored! Hugs

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  8. I'm already humming the song. This card is fabulous. Love the sketch, your coloring and that great use of micro beads.

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  9. LOL! I do have that song in my head now but it's a glorious sunny day here so I don't mind!
    Your card is gorgeous Tracy. The image is adorable. I love the colours and papers. The microbeads certainly do look fabulous as the flower centre.
    Hugs Sue

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  10. Wow fab card Tracy,love it!!!
    XXX Heidy

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  11. Bee-utiful Tracy! I love it.
    Hugs
    Jane

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  12. Absolutely darling! I love what you did with those Martha beads. I have some of those too and I need to try them out! Everything about this is darling! I love how you created the 3-d look. . .really cool!

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  13. This card makes me smile. It is really delightful and you did a fabulous job of coloring those darling little bees.

    Thanks for playing at Avadares Challenge Blog.

    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  14. So sweet. Love the flower center, going to have to remember that idea. Great take on that sketch, too.

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  15. Gorgeous card! Love the dimension on your bees along with your fabulous coloring! The flowers centers are an awesome touch. I have some micro beads tucked away...think I see flowers in the near future with them!

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  16. oh gosh, Tracy, this is wonderful! love the bees in the flower center - genius! :)

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  17. Perfect colors! Can't help but think of honey. Loved it!

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  18. gorgeous card and image - saw it on mim x

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  19. great card...the micro beads really make the flower pop.

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  20. This card is just adorable! Cute images and love how you did the center of the flower.

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  21. I love the added dimension and the beads!!!

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  22. Fabulous card. I love how you have popped the bees and flower center out. Also, those beads for the flower center is great.

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  23. Hi Tracy, Your card here is so cute. Those beads look perfect for the flower center. What a great idea.

    Hugs~

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  24. Gorgeous card Tracy, such a cute image, love how you have set the circles at the edge, the flower centre looks very effective x Susan x

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  25. Love-erly! indeed. Love everything about your card, the layout, the colors and your coloring. Hats off to you!

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  26. Oooh! I LOVE this! The beads are so cool! Great design and beautiful coloring too.




    PS. Saw you on MIM.

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  27. Absolutely stunning card! I love all the details, the micro-beads, papers and the 3D images.

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  28. Hi busy bee ;o)
    another gorgeous creation out of your hands. Love the layout and the yellow/black color combo. And I really like how you've popped up some parts of the image.
    Hugs, Anja

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  29. So adorable, Tracy - love your take on that sketch!

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  30. Oh those sweet little bees just pop off the page! Fantastic card ... you have an amazing talent! Just love to see your creations

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  31. These bees are the bees knees !And the flower is amazing with bead centre . beautiful cheery card . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
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  32. This is adorable, fantastic colouring and that flower really jumps off of the page. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  33. SUCH A DARLING CARD!I JUST THE THE BEES AND THE SENTIMENT.

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  34. Aha, they saved one my favorit-est blogs for last in the hop :) Beautiful card, I love what you did with the bees and flower to make them pop off the card.

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  35. So stinkin' cute! This is such a fun card it makes me squeal! The design is fabulous and the papers are so cheery and fun. Love love what you did with this stamp. The colouring makes me want to hug them (I don't think bees actually like to be hugged, though). The flower center is such an inspired idea and the dimension of the extra layers is gorgeous. Gushing here, Tracy!

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  36. What an amazing card! i love all of the dimension and how you colored the image is just perfect. thank you so much for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

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  37. Really bee-autiful Tracy! Love that beaded flower centre, so so pretty!! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  38. great card...love the beads in the middle of the flower!

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  39. What a buzzz you've created...hehe. Love your coloring, as always, Tracy. Your cards are such a joy to look at!
    Hugs, Kathya

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  40. Ohhh wow, this is gorgeous. Hugs, Ankie

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  41. Wonderful card Tracy! Saw it on MIM. Deb

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  42. This just makes me smile! How absolutely adorable!

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  43. Such a beautiful and striking design!!!! But seriously adorable, too!!!

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  44. Wow this is so cute!
    Beautiful card:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  45. Wow Tracy, I love everything about it! The image is cute, the sketch is great, the beads work really well and I love the colors. Hugs, Hanneke

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  46. Precious! Such a happy creation!

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  47. Absolutely perfect spring card, Tracy! Love that you chose to share this with us in our "Spring or Easter" challenge at Avadares this month.
    NanaConnie DT

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  48. Absolutely adorable Tracy! I love the design and the center of your flowers. :) Hugs

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  49. Gorgeous card Tracy! I love your coloring and your design paper is the perfect compliment!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  50. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  51. Great card! I love bees. My name means bumblebee. The paper is perfect and I love the beads in the middle of the flower,very clever!

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  52. This is just gorgeous, Tracy! I love those bees and the way how you made the middle of the flower!
    Rosi x

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  53. OMgoodness this is just Way too cute Tracy!! Love your Awesome coloring and the super beaded flower center too! Love this Lady! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  54. OMgoodness this is just Way too cute Tracy!! Love your Awesome coloring and the super beaded flower center too! Love this Lady! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  55. The flower centers are deadly gorgeous !!
    Your new follower
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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