I mulled over this challenge in my mind for several days and had an idea to do one of those "BEE Happy" type of layouts, but I just couldn't make it work for me, however I was so "trapped" in my mind about that style layout, I couldn't seem to come up with anything else. In frustration (I mean I am new to the BBTB2 Design Team and I didn't want to submit anything for "inspiration" that wasn't inspirational to me as well, right?) I finally decided to text my BBF (Best Blog Friend) Kristina at Kristina's World who threw out some fantastic ideas that finally helped me with my Mojo for this challenge (Thanks again Kristina! xoxoxo).
For this challenge I chose to use the bee from the brand new "Just Because" Cards Cartridge. (You might be tempted not to buy this cartridge if you already own Wild Card, like I do...but I'm so glad I changed my mind and bought it anyhow, it has so many FABULOUS images, I think it could turn into one of my favorites by far!) Anyhow the bee cut is on page 56 of the manual. I used Layer 1 as well as Layer 1 with the shift key selected and Layer 2 to create two bees. I also used the honey pot on page 53, Layer 1, Layer 1 with the shift key and Layer 2. I cut the images twice to make a double-sided honey pot and sewed them together, leaving the top open to make a pocket for my pull-out tag.
I have the tag pulled out quite a bit for the photograph, it actually can slip all the way in leaving just the "Thank You" and ribbon showing. The bees are embellished with pearls and I also sprayed them with Glitter Mist (although you can't see it in the photo).
I've included a photograph of the honey pot with the tag removed so you can see the cute little tag that I cut with the Sweet Treats cartridge (another favorite cart of mine!). I used Dear Lizzy patterned paper in Honey Bee to help dress the tag up and some pearls from Hero Arts.
I hope you are inspired by the Bitten By the Bug2 blog and all the other Design Team creations... so much so in fact that you decide to pull out your beloved Bug and enter the challenge to play along with all of us!
Now to enter to win some sweet blog candy here at Runs with Scraps during this week's blog hop sign up to follow this blog (if you are not already a follower) and leave a comment on this post to enter to win some beautiful Spring Dear Lizzy 12 x 12 papers as well as some other goodies I'll throw in the package! Then hop over to Donna's blog by clicking here for your next stop in the blog hop.
Good Luck and Have Fun with This Week's Challenge!
Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy, Honey Bee (American Crafts)
Cardstock: Softstone, Smokey Shadow and Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink
Ink: Archival Ink in Coffee
Embellishments: Pearls (Hero Arts) Glimmer Mist in Old Lace (Tattered Angels) Rick Rack (Ellen Hutson)
Tools: Sewing Machine and White Tread