Monday, April 26, 2010

BBTB2 Sentimentals Bee Challenge and Blog Hop


Welcome friends, it's the last Monday of the month so it's BLOG HOP time at BBTB2! It was my turn to choose the challenge this week and I chose the pretty bee from Sentimentals. I'd been dying to use this cartridge and figured that if my teamies didn't have it, there were plenty of other great bees to choose from. How exciting this challenge turned out to bee! The inspiration is amazing at BBTB2 with so many adorable bees buzzing around. Bee sure to check them all out. If you've come from Beth's blog you're on the right track. If not, start HERE and follow the hop for lots of yummy blog candy. My shaped card uses the accompanying sentiment from Sentimentals welded in Design Studio, along with flowers from Walk in my Garden.
To add extra color, I cut the sentiment 3 times and popped the layers slightly offset within the shadow base. The bee hovering over the large flower is on a wire spring for some movement and added dimension.
For texture, the small flowers were embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The larger pink flowers were cut out of Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock. The black and white polka dot is Bo Bunny Double Dot. Lotsa dots goin' on here. Adhesive beads took the place of doodling. Now on to my fabulously talented dear friend and DT sister x 3, Margie's blog, but before you do, please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for a $30.00 gift certificate from Custom Crops. I'll be announcing the winner on Friday, April 30th.

75 comments:

  1. That is sooooooo cool. very nice card. thanks for sharing.

    dawn

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  2. love love the bee, great choice. Hugs

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  3. How funny.... one of your Google Ads is for Golden Blossom Honey! LOL!
    Fanciful card, Donna! Words to live by. Love the bee that's buzzing around on the spring and your multi-colored layers add even more dimension. Gotta buzz...catch ya later!

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  4. As always I love love your bee ... great challenge choice. I am moving toward getting Sentimentals but haven't as yet. Hugs.
    Carole

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  5. This is adorable! I love shaped cards and am going to try this one. TFS

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  6. Donna this is just fabulous, as are all your creations. Hope you are well, take care.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  7. SUPER fun! did you do this challenge for ME! LOL!

    I love the extra large sentiment and your bee embellishing....

    What fun and sooo fun to see all the bees the carts have to offer!!!

    Great hop...off I go...

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  8. Fantastic job, love the Bee!!
    Cindy
    scrapper22@bellsouth.net

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  9. love the layering on the card. TFS

    Caroline (aka Doxieluv01 on Cricut)
    www.carolinescraftography.blogspot.com

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  10. LOVE this Donna - the little bees are fabulous.

    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  11. Very nice card! I love that the sentiment is the main card! I'm also loving the bee theme!

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  12. VERY cute !!! Love the polka-dot paper & the sentiment !

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  13. absolutely gorgeous card-i love the layering! And I hope I win, because Friday is my birthday!

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  14. How fun! This is inspiring me to use my Design Studio more. I didn't even think of welding the letters and then using them as the card itself. Great idea! Thanks!

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  15. What a cute project! Lovely!
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  16. How adorable this turned out. AND I love how its so cheerful and not scary. lol.

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  17. Pretty! Love the dots and the hints of color. :)

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  18. I love all the cards you make Donna...they are sooo impressive...I love the 3-D look and you've got that down to a science! :) (scrapper1969)

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  19. Wow Donna another AWESOME card....
    I so love all your work!
    A BIG HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you
    Hugs Wanda ;-D

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  20. I love this shape card. It is so cool. Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  21. Donna I just love when you make these card with your Design Studio. So darn creative....I can't stand it!!!!!

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  22. Great choice on the challenge this week. I love it! I only have 3 cartridges so far, and none of them have a bee! I'll have to remedy that sometime soon. =)

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  23. This is my favorite......I love it.....will have to case this for sure....thank you for sharing...

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  24. I love this shaped card and the dimension. I will have to try this.

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  25. love it!!! love welded cards, so many choices. just became a follower great blog

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  26. Oh Donna again I am amazed. I just love all of your work. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the opportunity of winning blog candy.
    Sharon

    shareeduff@aol.com

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  27. Cute Cute card. I like the shape of the card. That is not something that you see everyday in the card aisle at the store.
    mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom
    I sure could use the blog candy. MMMM! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. 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

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

    I LOVE your creation for the challenge... very eye-catching!

    Thanks for the step-by-steps...

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  31. Love it, thanks for sharing and for chance to win.

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

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  32. I love all the texture on your card

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  33. I love custom crops and would love to win.

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  34. You are really rockin the challenge with this card!

    http://dreamsofcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  35. Very good, love how unique it is!

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  36. What a beautiful bright springy card. I love it.

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  37. WOW!!! Love all the layers - and love how you made the sentiment the base! The whole team is such an inspiration. I am glad I played along as I just got the cart two weeks ago!

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  38. Fantastic card and .. Happy B-day!

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  39. Oh oh oh the beautiful layers... I so love your work.... you work changed mine!!!.... and I am happy that it did... beautiful job as always
    hugs
    Jeannie

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  40. Another amazing card! LOVE all the layers!

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  41. I love all the layers and I myself love layering and I am loving all these projects. and I love-love your card. lots of love :)

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  42. OMGosh what an adorable card! Love it! I love this bee also and had to enter the challenge so when you get a chance I would love you to check out my blog, http://binkyblossoms.blogspot.com/ I also became a follower, Yea!
    mccadesmom at gmail dot com

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  43. Great card. Love how you used the words as the card. Fabulous idea. I might have to give this concept a try. TFS.

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  44. Your Bee Card is so cute! I love the shape. TFS!

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  45. Hi Donna! This is just fantastic! I love, love it! I also want you to know that your link on my blog for the hop is now correct...sorry, I don't know what happened before!

    Beth
    BBTB2

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  46. hey you EARLY BIRTHDAY GIRL....your work is just fantastic...everything you do is awesome..hugs

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  47. LOVE IT...Such a cute card :)
    Love the polka dot paper and pop of color...as always awesome job girlie :)
    Hugs
    Marina

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  48. This card is so stinking cute! I have this cart!!! WHOOO HOOO, I hope to do a card tomorrow using the bee!! Loving this blog hop, so much talent and inspiration!!! Thanks so much for sharing yours!!!!


    Crafty Hugs,

    Lisa Sturgill :)

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  49. This is such a unique card. I love it! Especially the bee!

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  50. This is just way too cool, especially with the bee hovering about, awesome job Donna as always.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  51. I just got back from vacation and wish I had time to comment on all of your latest creations, but alas...I only have a few minutes.

    I love them all...you are so creative! You rock every challenge you're in!

    :D

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  52. Super creative card - love all the dimension!!!

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  53. Beautifull Donna !

    Hugs Monique

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  54. Donna, Great card, love the poker dots and sentiment and love love love the bee on the spring so very clever. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

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  55. Love the card! I like how you popped up all the layers so you could see them.
    Candy

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  56. Wordcards are my favourite cards Donna and this one is absolutely fabulous! Love everything about it!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  57. I love shaped cards and this is one of my favs. It's so colorful and who doesn't love those bees?

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  58. I absolutely love looking at all of your work. You amaze me with the talent you have!

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  59. Cute card and very colorful.TFS
    stanner58@yahoo.com

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  60. You can bee so creative! Love the polka dots and the bees... lol

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  61. Your card is so happy! Makes me smile to look at it. Great dimension and such fun embellishment.

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  62. Love love love the layering!!! And that bee is so pretty! ;o)

    mama2pinknosedaussies at ymail dot com

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  63. i imagine the bee buzzing about, very clever using a wire! you are the queen bee of layering and that is something i vow to do! it adds so much depth and interest to the images! the embellies instead of doodling is very effective at adding texture! beautifully crafyed, tfs!!!

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  64. Wow, beautiful card! Love all the special details.

    sucor_2@hotmail.com

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  65. What a cute card! Love the bee and the flower and the paper and the spring attachment! Well, I just love it all! Thanks for beeeeing such a queen at layering! You always inspire me!

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  66. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love how you put the butterfly on a spring. Fantastic work =)

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  67. Donna this is awesome!Great inspiration! tfs!

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  68. How mice of you. Love your bee soo sweet.

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  69. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you did this. I love how you used the "Bee Happy" as the main part of the card.

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  70. 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!! There is so much that I want to create and buy :).

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  71. This is just too cute! Love the happy bright colors.

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