Thursday, July 7, 2011

"My Thoughts Exactly Thursday": Bee happy...


As I said in my previous posts about My Thoughts Exactly, there will be projects for you to see all month long! Thursday is our Design Team day, where we will take turn posting what we make with those cool stamps! :-)

Today Alyssa and Bee also have awesome projects to show you, so don't forget to pay them a little visit too! :-)

Now onto my project... Today I made an accordion card for my daughter. I think I need to stop making all those cards for her or she's going to want to leave every summer after that! ;-)
Let me tell you, this card gave me some trouble. I had a rather clear idea of what I wanted in my head but for whatever reason I couldn't turn that into reality. I had to walk away from the card, and come back to it the following day for things to fall into place!... ;-)

For this card, I decided to use the Birds & Bees set. Trees make me feel more serene, so I had to go with that image to match my "bee happy" saying...


This is my card completely opened. The gorgeous (flowers & stripes) papers are from the "Country Drive" collection from Echo Park. The medallions are made using my beloved Nestabilities... I will write my message on the big white one...



After stamping the main "BEE happy" sentiment on the front, I had the idea of making a back for my medallion and stamping something else on there so I went for "BEE-utiful"... ;-) I am one of those weird people who like things to look good from the back too... ;-) I then made a little mix and match arrangement of happy "BEE" sayings using the same set. Part of the fun of those stamps sets is that you can play along with the words and use them any way you want... ;-)


Then for a little fun I added one of the little bees on some wire... And since it's for my sweet little Mimi I also had to add Stickles to the bees' wings, and had some little rhinestones here and there... We both love everything rainbow, I think she will love those little details...

As always clicking on the pics will give you bigger versions. I hope you enjoyed today's project, don't forget to pay a little visit to Alyssa and Bee for more projects with My Thoughts Exactly stamps! :-D

8 comments:

Bee's hive said...

You've done it again my talented twin! It's beeUtiful, just like you! xoxoxo

Thienly Azim said...

That is an adorable card - she is going to love it! The colors are so cheerful and the details are incredible! Great job!

*CAFE said...

Beautiful card, Bee! Your comment about the back looking good reminds me of a commercial on tv right now......not sure for what store, but it has the two ladies coming out of a Yoga class, and the one says..."my bakasana(sp?) lookin' gooood!" LOL! Well.... I'm here to tell you your card "bakasana" lookin' goood! lol!

Kasi said...

Wow. That is a beautiful card! The colors are so fun! Love the bees on the wirte. Great idea!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So cute, and I love those little bees!

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

That little bee on a wire is just too cute! Perfect finishing touch to an adorable card!

Midget said...

What an amazing card this is^^
So adorable...
=)

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

OMGosh! Where the heck have I been? I just now saw this card! It's so cute! She is going to love it!

Ruthie :)

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