Monday, March 6, 2017

Bee Yourself... You're Awesome

Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing an encouragement card for a child. The Bee Strong image was sent to me for free since I joined last month's challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs (thank you!).  You can join at any time; see here for details.

This image comes with a Bee Strong sentiment, but I decided to go with Bee Yourself... You're Awesome.  I fussy-cut the bee so I could pop her up on foam tape. I went with non-traditional colours for my bee!  I used a bunch of old scraps/snippets of patterned paper and cardstock so I'll be joining Pixie's Snippet Playground. All products used are listed below.

  • Digital stamp:  Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Colouring medium:  Touch Five markers
  • Die:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, Cross-stitched Tag (unmarked)
  • Patterned paper:  My old Dollarama stash
  • Embossing folder: Tim Holtz Honeycomb
  • Other:  Heart punch, washi tape, Dymo label maker

I was inspired by the sketch at Connie Can Crop:



I would also like to support these fun challenges: Cardz TV Designer Challenge #4 AG 3/3; Clique Kits March AG 2/3; Come and Get It Cards for Kids 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Green UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Love to Scrap AG 3/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Pile it On Humour/Puns UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids Spring Colours 4 Kids 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Tag You're It 2/5;Tuesday Throwdown Things with Wings 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk1 3/5; Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

49 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

How darling, KT! So imaginative to use a pink and purple bee - you're brilliant! Beautiful card design with the horizontal and vertical lines drawing attention to the sweet image and wonderful sentiment! Wishing you a lovely day. hugs, de

Fiki said...

this is very sweet card!
hugs

SugarShine Designs said...

OMG! Your bee is SO cute and I love the Bee Yourself expression. As the Mom of a tween son, a card like this would be so perfect (albeit with a little less pink since he's a boy!). Love the non-traditional colors though. I also want to share some exciting news with you because I know you'll be happy for me. I have been selected to be a video artist designer for CottageCutz. I am so EXCITED I can hardly stand it. I will have a blog entry about it soon but I can't help telling some people ahead of time. Did I say I'm excited!!? Ha, ha!

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute cute! Precious image, pretty paper, and a fabulous design!
Lynn

vinita jain said...

Hi Kitty! I am fine now and thank you for such a sweet comment on my post! I appreciate it!
Love this sweet image, how cute! And the message is so lovable too with great LO and Pattern!!!
Hugs!

Angela Bode said...

This is such fun!!! I love the bee in pink as pink is my favorite color!!! Great sketch!

scrAPpamondo said...

This bee make me smile so much!! Such a happy and cute image!! Love your choice of colours, the pink and blue look so sweet and fabulous!! And the design is amazing with the honeycomb embossing, the cute tag and the stripes of dp!! And LOVE the sentiments.... awesome card!
Pinned!! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524487291191/

sue k said...

Very cute card, great job on the sketch and excellent color combo. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

Sue - Connie Can Crop DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Chriss America Real said...

This little bee is 2 cute!

Di said...

What a fun card Kitty! Ha, I adore that little bee :) And great use of snippets too!

Hugs

Di xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I've never seen a bee this colour but what a fantastic card.

Sue xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that little bee is so cute in pink and purple, Kitty!!!!! Such pretty patterned papers and the sentiment is so lovely!!!! A wonderful feminine card fit for a girl of any age!!!! Beautifully done, my friend!!!
Have a great afternoon/evening!!!!!
Hugz

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! I love your pink and purple bee!! So adorable!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love the design and the bee yourself sentiment!! Fabulous, my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lena's Creations said...

Awesome card, Kitty. Love the colour combo!
Hugs ~ Lena

Bunny said...

I'm excited for you and I don't even know you. Congratulations.

Donna said...

This is adorable, like your colors and darling design, I'm looking forward to creating with this cute image.

Bunny said...

This is awesome. I love the honeycomb embossing folder, too. Great take on the sketch.

Valerija said...

A gorgeous card, love the fun image.
Valerija xx

marion said...

what a lovely cheerfull card, feels like spring, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowie, xxx, Marion

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super cute and I love the colors you chose. And, a great take on the sketch design too.

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, such a fun image and pretty pastel colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Barb said...

It really is a lovely use of those pretty snippets Kitty and I love the cute little bee. Barbxx

Lori Kobular said...

What a cute and fun card! I love all that pretty pink and that bee is so cute!

Terri Winske said...

What an awesome encouragement card....I really like the sentiment! Pretty layout and design, and I love the non-traditional colors for the bee! So happy you joined us at PIP challenges with this entry!

Eek Eek said...

Always love a non traditional bee! :D The layout worked out great, lots of added interest! :)


Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Scrapper69 said...

Soooo CUTE!! LOVE the colors on your bee.. it's nice to see a non-traditional color that's super cute!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Lisa Lynn said...

Your bee is adorable in pink and those sentiments are so sweet.

Andrea W said...

Darling Bee card! The sentiment is fantastic and I adore the non-traditional colors you selected. Super cute!

SARN said...

Aww cute! xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A very cute image and meaningful sentiment Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Katydid Cards said...

That bee is so cute and strong, too! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge! Good luck!

Tracy Freeman said...

Oh so cute ! fab image and i love the texture from the embossing folder.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

terrie said...

Great looking card and I love your sentiment....I like the non-traditional color...well done

Hetty said...

Adorable card and great composition. Great way to add the sentiment.

Angela Corcoran said...

Oh my word! This is the cutest card ever! Great job! And thanks for entering it in Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!

Stephanie Gold said...

Oh my goodness how cute is that bee!? I love the non traditional colors too. :) Thanks for joining us in the Clique Kits challenge!

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us at Jo’s Scrap Shack.
Tina-DT

Wendy said...

You do such a great job coloring!! I love it! I especially love all of the colors and patterns going on behind this adorable stamp!! (esp the tag with the great emboss cut border!!) Thanks for playing along with Pammies Inkie Pinkies Weekly Challenges! http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/

Jasmina said...

Love your card. There is so many awesome details on it. Great design. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I *am* awesome, thanks for recognizing that. I love the pinks and purples and the silliness of that bee. It's Bee-witching.

Birdie said...

Some one is going to bee buzzing when they receive this! I don't like bees but sure do find this one to be an exception. Great choice of colors and I really like the way "awesome" looks. So happy you joined us on the PIP challenge blog this week.

MaryH said...

What a sweet thing for you to send as encouragement. And I love the honeycomb embossed background with this darling image. Like the background layout and especially these sentiments. Great card for the Snippets Playground. TFS & Hugs.

Lisa said...

Another great adorable image and love this design...but that label maker sentiment....love it!

Connie Wallenbrock said...

What a cute Bee!! Just love this card and the pink bee!! Thanks for always joining us at Connie Can Crop!! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Leslie said...

Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie, LTSCB DT
Love To Scrap 2

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use lots of green (St. Patrick’s Day)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

Veronica Tovar said...

Superb card. I love the nontraditional bee-related colors and the embossed background. cool card. TFS and for joining Connie Can Crop "Sketch" challenge. Good luck.

Marji Franklin said...

I love your take on this sketch! I really love your cards! I'm so glad you joined us at connie Can crop!
Marji DT

Veronica Tovar said...

back here to Thank you for joining PIL challenge humor . Good luck.