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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase 12/15

It's that time of the year when ovens are heating up ready for those tasty treats to bake. Except for when you make RUM BALLS!! No baking required and so simple to do. I haven't made these in a couple of years, but I promissed my husband I would make some for him to bring to work. Though these can be made anytime, I always chose Christmas as my time to do them. On Motivation Monday, HoneyBee Beth shared with us a yummy cookie recipe. So, today we are sharing our yummy treat with you!

For my rum balls, I used walnuts and light corn syrup. I chose not to use cocoa.

Stop by Betty Bee's Buzz and see what yummys the HoneyBees have for us today!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Buzz, Brag and Be Happy Friday at Betty Bee's Buzz 12/10

Another fun day at Betty Bee's Buzz!! I can't wait to see what the HoneyBee's have for us today! 

The other day a neighbor asked if I would put into a frame a prayer she wanted to give her daughter.  She brought over a 4x6 frame and I suggested an 8 x 10 would be better.  When I found out the daughter loves pink, I suggested a black frame; I love that color combo, don't you?

I used my own design from my Creative Liberties wall plaque I made, to design this frame for my friend.  Using WORD, I printed out the prayer to the size I wanted to display inside the frame. I had so much fun 'decorating' this and was pleased with the end result.  My neighbor was so delighted and was very sweet with her compliments to me. 

Be sure to check out Betty Bee's Buzz today and see how you can win some blog candy!!..Don't forget our Wednesday challenge where you have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate from EAD Designs!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase 12/8

First I would like to thank EAD Designs for being our sponsor at Betty Bee's Buzz this week!!  For my challenge, I chose these cute and easy to use birthday sentiments.  I love that they are repositionable since I usually don't get it right the first time.  I also used one of my 'new' toys!..Sew Easy and guess what?  It is easy!  I am not a sewer, but this tool did two things for me.  First, it allowed me to stitch on my cardstock since I have no luck with my mini sewing machine. Second, because this is hand done and takes time, it made me sit down and relax!..I was surprised how relaxing it was and I was able to watch a Christmas movie on TV!  For my tag, I used a Cuttlebug cut and emboss plate.  Then, using my second 'new' toy, I made a brad with I-Top using a piece of the same paper that I stitched.  Don't you just love easy placement stickers and new toys to make a quick card?

Be sure to see what our HoneyBees have for you this week!!

 Make sure to leave a comment to be entered into December's giveaway and play along with us as EAD Designs has generously decided to give away a $20 gift certificate to their store!!! That's a lot of vinyl/stickers!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Buzz, Brag and Bee Happy Friday at Betty Bee's Buzz

I love Buzz, Brag and Be Happy Fridays!!..It gives me a chance to Buzz and or Brag. As for being Happy, why not? Sure beats being down in the dumps. I would like to share with you a card I made using a digital stamp from our sponsor, Fred, She Said. This is the first time I'm using a pre-colored image and I must say, I found my new love!..The colors are so vivid when printed they just make my card come alive. Because I used matted cardstock, I used a light coating of Liquid Glass over the cardinal. I printed the stamp twice and cut out the holly and cardinal which was then popped for dimension. I love how this digital stamp also came with a colored background. I used Nestibilities for perfect framing of my digital stamp. I love coloring and have so many different mediums to accomplish the job. However, for the color and time this digital saved me, I will now be looking at more of those pre-colored stamps from Fred, She Said.

Stop by Betty Bee's Buzz and see what the HoneyBees have for you today.  Please share with us something you made or some good news!!..We would love hearing from you!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase 12/01-Cute Emma

I was so thrilled to see Fred She Said was going to be our sponsor at Betty Bee's Buzz!..Always loved Tracy's digital designs and now I get to add Emma to my collection.  My first project using Emma is a card.  She was painted in with Yasuiomo Pearlescent Watercolor set which gives a real petty glimmer look.  For dimension on her dress and hat, I used Liquid Pearls by Ranger.  Once I added Stickles, she was done!  My flowers were cut with a Martha Stewart punch, Flower Soft in the center and Stickles to make them sparkle.  The colors look off some, but the 'reds' really do match..lol

For this next project, I flipped Emma so she would be facing in the other direction.  I decided to make a little 'note pad' for my granddaughter, Nina.   She was colored in using my General's Pastel Chalk pencils. For the 'snow', I used Liquid Pearls by Ranger.  As you can see, Stickles was used in various places.

Stop by Betty Bee's Buzz to see what our HoneyBees have for you today!  Be sure to take the challenge by stopping by Fred She Said and find the stamp(s) you would like to work with.  They also have freebies!!