Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bzzzzz

Nature Walk will be retiring soon.  This set has been such a hard worker for me.  You could  say it's been a worker bee.  Stampin' Up! will be retiring this set on May 31st.  We know that I still use my retired stamps a lot so you'll still be seeing it pop up occasionally.  If you want it for your shelf, you need to order soon.


We'll be using this bee and the honeycomb embossing folder in tomorrow's class.  So while I had it out, I thought it would work well with the current Seize the Birthday challenge.  Here's Lesley's sketch. It's perfectly CAS.


Here's the rules for this challenge:

1. Create a masculine or feminine birthday card with our sketch.
2. The challenge will last for 2 weeks and end on Tuesday, May 14th at Noon (EST).  
3. Please return to vote for your top three choices on Tuesday, May 14th at Noon (EST) 


Addicted to Stamps is having a CAS challenge this week so I'm going to buzz over there.

CASology's Cue Word this week is


Pixie's Crafty Playground is one of my favorite places to visit.  Just use some of your snippets and you can play too. I found use for some of those little, bitty pieces.  

Simon Says Stamp Challenge is looking for THINGS WITH WINGS. So we'll flit over there too.

I'd love for you to check the CAS challenge at SCS this week.  I'm still doing a happy dance!

Gotta run.  Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!


37 comments:

Benzi said...

Bonnie, your bee looks so cute on that hexagon. You really got in a lot of challenges with this great card...good for you.

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is just so lovely Bonnie! True CAS! And it's a shame they're retiring this one.
Lizy xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Bonnie. I find bees very appealing and I can see you bringing your stamp out time and time again whether it's retired or not. Elizabeth xx

Lesley said...

You nailed all of these challenges Bonnie, and that set is also a favourite of mine. Thanks for joining us at STB my friend. Congrats on the CAS Challenge over at SCS!! So well deserved.

Di said...

Oh YES Bonnie, this really is perfection.

I love it - and to think I sent all the way to the USA for my bee stamp when one so similar must have been right in front of my nose in the SU catalogue. Sigh, trust me!

Hugs, Di xx

jimlynn said...

Another great card! The bee and hexagons are so cute together.
Lynn

Marisa said...

Love that hexagon EF! Fabulous use of the sketch :)

LeAnne said...

I love this....love bees, love hexagons, and love Nature Walk!!! PERFECTION!

Meghan said...

Love the classic bee stamp! Great clean and simple card. So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the added little touch of separating the two panels - that's a favourite trick of mine - it breaks up the white space without detracting from it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Victoria Selix said...

Awesome card, I too am sad to see nature Walk go, but Backyard Basics is a cool replacement. I can see myself CASing your card here using the bee from BB :) It has matching Framelits YAY!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is going in everyone's classic favorites folders, Bon Bon!! I absolutely adore it and I adore how you are becoming quite the challenge artist, too!! A

ND, I'm especially happy to see you are this week's star over at SCS! It's the ultimate compliment with that group!!

Sadly, I've run out of exclamation points. I'll have to shut down my computer so the box can replenish.

Cynthia said...

Congrats on the CAS Challenge! What an awesome honor!! And this card is just one of the many reasons why you've been chosen--LOVE the hexagons and the little bee. LOVE. =D

Mrs A. said...

Very striking. The perfect CAS card and a snippet to boot. Hugs Mrs A.

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on both challenges, bonnie! love that sweet little bee... thanks so much for playing along with CASology!!

Laura said...

I love everything about this card! The little bee goes perfect with the EF and the perfect colors for the Little bee. TFS And CONGRATS again for the CAS challenge.Hope to play soon.

Jules said...

This is brilliant Bonnie .. .. and very clever!

A great twist on the sketch.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

sandie said...

Hi Bonnie,
I really like the colour combo you have used, honey and bees! And like how you have devided the hexagon panels. Fabulous card-thanks for joining us at ATSM

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this honeycomb card. xxx

Kylie said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie. I too love using retired sets. Just because they are retired doesn't mean we can't still love them, right? Great CAS card!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

~amy~ said...

a bee and hexies...love this! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Bonnie-Hexagons and buzzy bees just go together so well :)
Nessa xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, love the embossing! Thank you for sharing with us this week at CASology!

PapierGirl said...

Bonnie your card is just lovely! I love the hexagon embossing and the bee! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday! :)

Judy1223 said...

Bonnie, what a classic stamp and a wonderfully CAS card...love the separated panels! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Sue - said...

Hi Bonnie - love this card and it's simplicity.

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh wow Bonnie - this is cAS perfection. Absolutely love it! I bought that set myself but found that I hardly ever used it :o( Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Cathy said...

Hi Bonnie, love your cute bee and great take on all of those challenges :) Cathy

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Such a bright and cheery card...great use of the hexagon;)

Deepti Stephens said...

Hello Bonnie! very beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good Luck.. :)

Aileen said...

Hi Bonnie. Love your use of the hexagon embossed panel and the split panel is great use of the sketch. x

Laurel said...

Oh this is fantastic. I LOVE your embossed background.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

~ Laurel

Allisa said...

Fabulous CAS design!

LeAnne said...

LOL, it doesn't surprise me that there are 33 comments on this lovely CAS creation! Beautiful!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, brilliant job with the sketch.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

luv
Debby

Susan said...

I love how you've combined the two challenges...beautiful work!

sandie said...

I just wantes to congratulate you about making the top 5 at Inkspirational with this card Bonnie-as I loved it, voted for it and was so pleased the other DT liked it so much as well x