Monday, March 3, 2014

Hap Bee Birthday

Hello blog friends. I haven't posted in the last week or so. I have been making cards or scrapping but other things have gotten in the way and once again my blog gets neglected.

Last weekend we had a teen "crisis" with my daughter that kept me from blogging. (Isn't their always a crisis at age thirteen?) Without revealing any details, she opened up and everything came pouring out. I felt so bad. Nothing is worse then not being able to "fix" things for your child. Needless to say she needed some extra mom time.

This weekend I meant to blog and same daughter had to use my computer to edit a video for a project that was due TODAY. She neglected to do anything about it until yesterday and then took up the afternoon on the computer in my craft room. The very same afternoon I had carved out for myself to sit down and play at the desk in my craft room. I was quite disappointed and a little bit aggravated last night about it all.

Today is a new day and I thought I would share a card I created last week. 

My friend Alvin wanted me to make a birthday card for his cousin with a bee theme.  I totally stole the idea from someone else. I originally pinned the card on Pinterest so I could have the original link to the person's blog but I cannot seem to find it now. This happens to me all the time and it irks me immensely. I need to go through my thousand card pins and narrow them down into different card boards. 

Here is what I created:

I did not have a honeycomb circle die so I created one using my Silhouette digital craft cutter. I used Simon Says Stamp! "Circle of Friend's" stamp set for the bee and part of the sentiment. Instead of the sentiment saying Happy Bee day as the stamp was designed, I made it say Hap-Bee Birthday instead. 

I fussy cut the bee, which is not my favorite thing to do, and used black enamel paint on the black stripes and diamond Stickles on the wings.

I did not neglect the inside either.

I used a combination of stamps from Simon Says Stamp!, Lawn Fawn and Paper Trey Ink. I love that little bee!!

Since my friend was going to hand deliver this card, I decorated the envelope too.

Wouldn't you like to receive this? I wish I could send it through the mail like this.

Here is another angle of the card. As you can see, I popped the white panel off of the yellow card base with foam adhesive.

That is all I have time for tonight. Thank you for stopping by.