Ink, Stamp and Share Blog Hop Honey Bee

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by fabulous Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This month, we are featuring products from the Spring mini-catalog. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Cindy’s blog and her fabulous project.

I have enrolled in a Beekeeper Program for 2020 and look forward to learning how to keep a hive happy. So I knew I was going to be adding the Honey Bee Bundle to my stash as quick as I could! I also have a stash of the coordinating Sale-A-Bration designer series paper too;)

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The little honeycombs that were cut using the die were attached to the upper left corner using a tiny dot of tombo green glue. Sponged crushed curry ink in a diagonal over the front to add depth.

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the supplies used…

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Please add a comment to let me know what you like about my honey bees design.

Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Kate Bolt’s blog to see what fabulous project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Sandra Roberts

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Kate Bolt

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Jo Blackman

Tricia Butts

Stacey Marsh

Gez Carpenter

Sue Allen

Kristie Meeker Wilson

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Fun Fridays are Buzzing!

I am excited to announce that I enrolled in the Farley Center Beekeeper Incubator Program!

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Did having a new line of bee paper crafting accessories sway my decision? I’ll admit a tiny bit of swaying was involved.

beekeepers1201-001I had been thinking about learning this craft for awhile. Hives use to be installed close to where my parents live for many years. We do not know who kept the hives but they have since disappeared. So it’s time to give the bees a new home in the area and offer the plants a boost from these little friends.

I always have a jar (and sometimes more that a jar, a honey stash is always approved;) of local honey on my shelf from my favorite apple orchard, Lapacek’s. It’s a nice drive in the country to the orchard. The reward is a variety of local yummies grown on their farm. They have goats and kitties to visit too.

I pick up jars of honey from local festivals too. My latest snatch is a jar from the last 2019 gathering at the Farley Center. It’s oh so good in winter hot teas and fruit smoothies! A tiny bit for quick energy is a good snack too.

Oh yes, I’ll be sharing bee themed paper crafts too. The Honey Bee stamp set and Detailed Bees dies are available for purchase through May. But the Golden Honey Specialty designer series paper is only available free with purchase through March. I have it all and a nice stash of the paper too. See a fancy folded card using these products in this blog post.

I’ll be blogging about my new beekeeping experiences so check back throughout the year for the latest adventure. Hope you enjoy my beekeeping adventure posts!

Super Awesome Beekeeper Shirley

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A Twisted Design

When I want to create something a little different, I review Kelly Gettelfinger’s Youtube video sharing her original design for a twisted card. Then I get out my score board and start scoring!

Here is my updated version using Sale-A-Bration designer series paper.

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The design creates pockets to tuck a treasure.

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adding some details…

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inside view…

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supplies used…

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This card will be on the February Card Buffet. Would you like to join us to create this card? Card Buffet sessions are Sunday, February 9th, 2-4pm and Wednesday, February 19th, 9-11am.  Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. You provide your adhesives or purchase adhesives from me. Please RSVP by February 5th so I have enough time to prep supplies. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley