Saturday, June 2, 2007

To Bee or not to Bee- TeeHeeHee

That was my question. When you get too many wonderful supplies, treasures if you will, the down side is what to play with first?!? My good friend, Dianne, and I went runnin' around today and stopped at both the lss and then Hobby Lobby. There was so.... much to choose from. At The Rubber Stamp Lady my Stampendous Bees had finally arrived! Other folks were enviously eyeballing those, I'll tell ya! They had, also, received several stamps from the Changito collection (cute little monkey that has been showing up on Beate's blog lately) and since I have my own little monkey, aka Rachel, at home, one of those little guys had to come home with me, too! Once Upon a Scrapbook had just received the new Funky Vintage lines Lizzie and Ruby from MM and, boy, are the colors yummy. I had to have some of the papers and the ribbons from the Lizzie line, along with the paints that go with them. Oddly enough the paint colors remind me very much of the new In Colors that SU will be releasing the first of July- hummm, pretty neat. My pics not the best but if you get a chance to see them up close and personal just see what you think.

So picture this, Hubby and oldest daughter are at the driving range, youngest daughter is off to bed and here I am with time for myself- YAHOO! I have one thing on my agenda- make a card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge using my new goods. I'm sitting there looking at everything. Oh, I forgot to mention, when I got home a box was waiting for me from Papertrey Ink with my new Green Thumb set, a Noir Palette ink pad, and some of their white CS that I've been hearing so much about! Can you see my dilemma? Any empathy out there- probably not!*wink* For some reason, my little Bee Daisy was calling me so I gave it a go. I had so... much fun making this card. I used my new MM papers & ribbons and even attempted to shadow my image for the first time. This is definitely going to take some practice. I used my Going Gray marker and a blender pen which I think I can eventually get the hang of (I want to be like Julee Tillman when I grow up, her shadows are super.) I really played around with the 3 images down the left hand side of the card. I tried different buttons, and button with ribbons . I finally remembered that I had a Quickutz die that resembled the daisy the bee is carrying so I cut them out using Regal Rose and So Saffron, gave them a coat of a Sakura Glaze pen and this is the results. What a fun sketch to play with. Well, it's getting late so I'd better say Take care!
Recipe for Bee Daisy card
Stamps: Stampendous- Bee Daisy, Papertrey Ink- Little Lady
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Really Rusy, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, White from Papertrey Ink, PP-MM Funky Vintage Lizzie
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write markers in Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Rose Red, Going Gray
Supplies- scalloped punches, ribbon- MM Funky Vintage Lizzie, Quickutz, Sakura pens- clear Glaze and clear Stardust, blender pen, Stampin' Dimensionals


beate said...

Beth, your card looks wonderful. I love the flowers on the side. I think your shadowing looks great! Thanks so much for playing! Hugs

Mary said...

Love your card! It's simply darling. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.


Heather said...

Oh, I love this! Great job on the shadowing, and the shiny flowers are such a nice touch. How cool is it that you had die cuts that match the stamped flower! :)

Allison said...

I love did an awesome job!

Shadowcatcher said...

Teeheee! I don't think anyone's ever said they wanted to be like me! ;) I think your shadowing is great, and I love how you rounded the sentiment. Such a cute little card! I just got a couple of the bees, and the Ruby and Lizzie paper, but I can't find the monkeys. Guess I'm going to have to order them online.

Teresa said...

This is so sweet! Love those flowers!!!