Had to really hunt for some BEE stamps...almost thought I was going to have to go shopping!! Found a teeny tiny BEE image from a PTI stamp set, but Kara had already used it, so I kept hunting and actually found a pretty cool one from an older SU! set called Nature's Walk and came up with these two cards:
Using the same BEE stamp I came up with a Christmas card and an encouragement card...let's take a closer look, shall we?
Want to know why I really LOVE this one?? It's because I used the Gina K Wreath Builder Template and made a BEE wreath...I mean how cool is that?! I guess mostly I'm just tickled that it came out in a perfect wreath shape, because to be honest, I'm a bit afraid of BEE'S and they're not my favorite!! But they do make a kinda cool card, so I'm happy with the way this card turned out. After stamping them in my wreath shape, I used a Copic Y15 and some WOS to the BEE'S and then layered with some yellow and black cs and adhered to a white card base. I computer generated my sentiment and then stamped the same BEE in a light gray ink and die cut with some SU! circle framelits. A couple yellow enamel dots and some black baker's twine finished off my BEE wreath card.
This 2nd card is one of those that just popped into my head and wouldn't leave, so I know a BEE Christmas card is a little unconventional, but hey, what better place to show it than at the Twofer Challenge?! I die cut my white card base with a PTI To The Point Edgers Die and also a piece of black cs cut using a coordinating die. The plaid is a scrap and I'm afraid I can't remember the manufacturer. I die cut the word JOYFUL from Memory Box's Classic Uppercase Alphabet dies in white and then glued them to the card base. I used the same BEE stamp right above the JOYFUL and then added a Clear Star Jelly Roll pen over the body and wings of the BEE.
A pretty simple card, but I actually like the way it turned out! You can check out all the amazing BEE cards from Darnell and the DT right HERE and then play along. This challenge is open till the 24th.
Side Note: I had mentioned in a earlier post this week that my family has been going through some health issues, and that my hubby was going in for a scope of a cyst on his pancreas. We are taking it as good news that the Dr. doesn't think the cyst looks or feels like a cancerous cyst, but he does want to do a follow up MRI in 6 months to make sure the cyst hasn't grown. My hubby has had cancer before, so of course the brain always wants to go to the worst places first, and then add to that that our eldest daughter has been having health issues (diagnosed just last week finally as having gastroparesis) and I've had a few of my own too (nothing serious!), so it felt like everything coming down on top of us! Our faith was tested, but He always triumphs, so it's all good. Thank you so much for all of you that prayed...we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts!!
And to definitely leave you with a smile, here's our 4 year old granddaughter Addy with her new friend she found in their yard:
She thinks her mom's being mean though cause she won't let "Toady" come live in the house with them! Bahahaha!! :0)
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