Monday, April 26, 2010

Bitten by the Bug2 Blog Hop and Sentimentals Cart Challenge!

It's another weekly challenge (and a Blog Hop!) over at Bitten By the Bug2 and our Designer Donna selected a cut from the Sentimentals cartridge.  She chose the bee (3rd row down, 2nd cut over). It just so happens that I don't have this cartridge (yet).  After all the inspiration from our team at BBTB2 however, I think I just might have to buy it soon! Never the less, since the Sentimentals cart is so new Donna wanted to make sure that everyone could play along so if you don't have that cart... just find a bee on another cart that you own and play along anyhow!

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!

Supplies List:
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

49 Scrappy Comments:

Crayola58 said...

Great take on the bee challenge, Beth.
Carole

Dawn said...

love this tooo. I love the idea of the honey jar. that is great. thanks

dawn

Bobbi said...

What a cute card. Love how the tag pulls out. TFS

Leah said...

oh my gosh this is so fun and smart...I love how you did this and your stitching adds a ton to it as well!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow.. this is adorable!! Love the purple with the black and yellow!!
Barb :)

Michelle said...

Cute card! Thanks!

Leah said...

just want to let you know that your link for Donna's blog doesnt work! thanks!

Cindylu2u said...

I love this Ideal!! It's too cute!!
Cindy
scrapper22@bellsouth.net

Tracy said...

This is so cute Beth! That Kristina is a gem ain't she. :) I always think honey pots are so cute and you did a great job with this. Love your color choices. TFS!

Caroline said...

that is sooooo cute. Love the colors you chose. TFS

Caroline (aka Doxieluv01 on cricut MB)
www.carolinescraftography.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Love the card and the pearls especially! What a great idea!

Melissa Lake said...

Love the pull-out feature on the card, so cool!

kimmie_35 said...

wow! This is really clever... cute too!
Hugs
Kim
x

DonnaMundinger said...

This is just precious, Beth! Love how the tag pulls out from the pot with the adorable sentiment! Just too darn cute! xxD

Beth said...

Very cute! love the sentiment! so many great ideas to use!

Kristina H said...

It turned out SUPER cute!! I love it!!

xoxoxo back at ya!
~KristinaH

VeronicaA said...

This is such a neat idea. The possibilities are endless as to what can be inlcluded on the tag. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Julia Moss said...

What a fantastic idea....very clever and creative...didn't expect anything less from you.....Great job!

Sara said...

I've never seen a card quite like this before. It is so cute! I'm going to have to try doing something similar.

Gloria Westerman said...

So creative.....love it.....I thought the same thing about this cartridge.....thank for the inside.....and for sharing this with us....

connie said...

I love the tag with the card. this is so cute. thanks for sharing.

Maureen Reiss said...

great card..love pullouts I'm now a follower. thanks for some great ideas

Jessica Wekenman said...

I love how your card turned out!!! I feel the exact same way about JBC! Not only do I love all the images, but I love the layers on this cart! It has me spoiled when I use that cart for awhile, then switch off to another...I keep wanting all those layers! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

chriswooten57 said...

wow great job and thank you for the chance to win too...just found you today.

oh how fun.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

This is just darling. How clever! Thank you for sharing. Also thanks for the opportunity of winning blog candy :) shareeduff@aol.com

Hestia's Helper said...

I'm a newbie to blog hopping but can tell this is going to be great fun!

Considering you started with no idea what to do, I think the final result is really, really cute!

Carlos and Flash said...

I love that you did something different than the "just because" card. It is adorable!

Shirley said...

Love some paper, love to win

Roxx said...

I just got this cart! Hopefully I'll be exploring it more soon. Lovely card. I adore the stitch detail...Sometimes we need a little help getting our mojo back, You did a awesome job with this challenge.


http://dreamsofcrafting.blogspot.com/

mahuntington said...

Your honey pot is so cute and I really love your tag.

DoubleClick Connections said...

The tag card is so cute! I have to try and make one!

- - Sheryl - - said...

love your card with the pull tag! we all love secret elements - yes!?!
I am about to buy Just because tonight and so glad you gave the pages and details. So glad you showed us your creation!

Marlene said...

Beautiful Card! Love how you did the pull-out tag and stitching around the honey pot.

**Treefrog** said...

What an adorable card and what a great idea with the honeypot! Too Cute! Just became a follower! TFS
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

Regina Easter said...

how cute...love the way you did the tag...hugs

Lisa said...

The honey jar and tag...too cute!!!! Became a follower, really am enjoying these blog hops. I have found so many new blogs to follow, great ideas, and wonderful inspiration!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!!

Crafty Hugs!
Lisa Sturgill

Creative Momma said...

OMG..this is so beautiful, Beth...the details are amazing...beautiful job
hugs
marina

CelticWoman said...

Beth, love your card, that stitching just makes it amazing. andi

Scraprageous said...

Great tag/holder - card. Very creative!

Stephanie said...

Love your card. It's all so cute. And a wonderful tag. Just fantastic.

momadawn said...

What a great idea - would make a good valentines card for the 'honey' with a gift card to dinner or the movies!

shanna said...

Cute card...TFS

gocanucksgo said...

This is such a cute set. Everything works so perfectly here. I love the use of the pearls on the antanne. Great job =)

paperscissors said...

the stitching, the pearl embellishments, the softness of the colour palette...everything comes together beautifully! you got mojo!

sucor said...

Great idea and put together so beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

sucor_2@hotmail.com

Carla said...

Cute use of the cartridges. I'll have to scraplift it!

Carla from Utah.

Doris said...

I would beeee so happy to be a follower - love the creativity!! just found you today!

Heather said...

I just love this, Beth! You are so creative.

Jess said...

This is my first BlogHop. Im so excited!!! And its the first time I'll be celebrating National Scrapbook day. I am a newbie and I wasn't aware of the holiday. So out of sheer excitement and in honor of my new cricut machine, I'm trying to organize a mini-scrap along in less than two days.
Thanks for the inspiration!!

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