Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Friendship's Garden Blog Hop Giveaway!

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Hello Friends! Welcome to challenge NINE (9) and our second quarterly blog hop sponsored by Designs on Cloud Nine! We're calling it the ...

blog hop!  You should have just came from Jamie's blog. To start at the beginning, please go to the Friendship's Garden Challenge blog.

For this week's challenge, love is the theme, and the project must have at least 3 embellishments (Buttons, ribbon, lace, trim, bling, brads, die cuts, chipboard, etc.) !

Now for the blog hop info ... Michelle at Designs on Cloud 9 was very generous and gave each of us Garden Girls a free file for us to work with, and if you win this blog hop, you could buy it for your very own with the $20 gift certificate to the Designs on Cloud 9 online shop!!!

To be eligible to win, check out the rules posted over at Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog.
There are a total of five (5) chances to win the gift certificate from Designs on Cloud 9!!!

For this week's challenge, I immediately knew which paper I wanted to use. I had some of my favorite Imaginesce papers in my stash that I knew would be perfect for this bee-themed project. Thank goodness I bought so many of it! LOL!  

I cut the boy bee image using the Make-the-Cut program. I also used it to split the "bee mine" sentiment. I deleted the original shadow layer and then created my own for each word.   I pop-dotted the words so they would stand out more against the busy background. At least, I think it helps when I do that! :)

I inked the bee's wings and embossed them. I used white gel pen to accent his shoes and socks. For the eyes, I decided to use Googly eyes. I like the look of them. They seem to make a card a little more fun! I also added a bling flourish to mimic the bee flight pattern on the paper.

I added some fun, brown, polka-dot ribbon along with twine and a button.  The pink heart was cut with a Sizzix Sizzlit from felt.  I added the same twine and ribbon to the heart for added dimension.  

Now, I did add more embellishments than needed for the challenge, but I guess I just couldn't help myself!  LOL!  Well, thanks for stopping by!  Please sure to hop on over to Ciska's blog next and don't forget about our blog candy! 


  1. Hej,
    Skønt at besøge din blog, jeg bliver rigtig lækkersulten uhmmmmm
    ha en god dag

  2. Super cute the antenna hearts on the bee!

  3. Way too cute Dena! love this gorgeous bumble bee...

  4. Veru cute. Racing through the blog reading today but will pop back to look at the whole Love blog hop thingy.

  5. cute card- I am always a sucker for punny titles/sentiments :P

  6. Adorable card,love the banner,thanks so much for choosing my card in the last challenge.

  7. Wow such a great card. I love the paper you used. And I like all the dry embossing you used on your bee so cute.