July 13, 2013

Saturday Sneak Peek

Yes indeedy!  It is that time of the week when I get your gears turning.  Thanks for popping over to check out this week's sneak peek.  We had a few more people participate in the last one which was just AWESOME!  It can be a little lonely over her on Saturday's so your company is ALWAYS welcome and appreciated.

So let's see a snippet from this coming Tuesday's freebie, shall we... 

If you have been around these past couple weeks, you already know the theme.  If you are here for the first time, now is the time to catch up on a few of the most recent posts.  

I look forward to seeing what ideas you come up this week, no matter how outrageous they may be.  Offer up your guesses of the overall design by Monday at 12:00 EST in a comment to be eligible to receive a special treat.

 there is still time to sign up for your chance to win Naomi's latest new release:  CowBEE Greetings!  Click HERE to find out how.

Have a very crafty weekend everybody!  See you on Tuesday for the reveal.


July 11, 2013

Summer Bug Brigade: Another Bug is Born

HowBEE everyone!  We bring you CowBEE Greetings from Canada!  Our Queen BEE, Naomi, has been at the drawing board again and is just buzzing with anticipation as to how you are all going to react to her latest digital image.  So, let me introduce you to...

CowBEE Greetings

 You are going to want to make a BEE-line for the STORE and add this one to your bug collection!

This sweet bee is all set for the Calgary Stampede going on this week in one of our western provinces, Alberta.  While Naomi nor I live anywhere near Calgary, this adorable CowBEE will take no time at all flying in for the festivities going on until July 14th.  For those of you who have never heard of this event, the Calgary Stampede has activities scheduled year round with a 10 day event each July that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  While I have never been myself, I've heard it is an incredible spectacle.  If you'd like to learn more about some of the events our little CowBEE might be checking out himself, please visit http://www.calgarystampede.com.  You never know, with those ropin' abilities our small friend has got goin' on, he just might be competing in one of the events himself!

Jennifer from Krafty Keepsakes was able to help out and created this card...

I love the flowers on the hexagons and the addition of the other flowers to accompany the one our little CowBEE is ropin'.  Cool font in the sentiment too.  It all comes together to make for an Un"BEE"lievably cute card!

Suze from Craftysuze also had some time to help inspire you guys with this card...

Isn't this card just the BEES' knees?  I don't know where she found that DP but it is soooo cool.  I also love the neat hexagonal die cut she overlayed on the paper.  Add a great sentiment and we have another awesome card!
Sneak peek guesses...

Now some of you took a chance this week and made some fine guesses...

Vicky took two guesses, she thought that it "looks like a bug with either rain boots to jump into puddles because of all the rain that we have been having... or it's a bug with some cowboy boots ready for a hoedown lol".

Ike thought it might have been, "...a Lady Bug wearing her wellington boots coz of all the rain".

Lisa was sure that, "Those look like cowboy boots, so I'm guessing a cowboy caterpillar :)".

Stephanie was pretty sure it was a "caterpillar marching in a parade".

Patti was thinking "cowboy boots" but then went with "rain boots for a caterpillar. :) LOL"

Mandy figured it looked like "a very fashionable ladybird wearing her welly boots".

I even had someone write me by email with a guess.  Paula thought it might be a "beetle bug".

Thank you ladies for all your fabulous guesses!  They were all AWESOME.  Since my Internet seems to be back after a half-week absence, I'm feeling generous.  Originally I was going to pass on a special treat to anyone who guessed either the cowboy aspect OR the Bee aspect.  However, I am so happy that I'm even able to get this post out on time, that ALL of you who guessed get to enjoy the extra goodie I made to accompany this special new release.  So please send me an email by clicking HERE with the subject "CowBEE Greetings" and I'll send off the special creation I made.

How would you like the opportunity to win a copy of this cute bug?

It is time once again to try and give away a few copies of this sweet new release.  I'm going to make it the easiest I possibly can without making it a freebie.  All you need to do is be a follower (and that means that your sweet little face or logo is somewhere over in the Google Friends Connect list because I have no way of finding out who follows by email or through Bloglovin' on Naomi's blog) AND add your name to the Inlinkz list below.  I'm going to wait and see what the participation is like before determining how many copies I'll be giving away.  CowBEE Greetings on a a card would bring a smile to any recipient, so I hope that you will take a few moments to enter!

Winners will be announced on July 25th, when it will be time for the next new release!!!!

Unless of course I screw it up again.  I'm not sure where my head was at on Saturday since I wasn't supposed to announce the winner(s) of the last release contest until today so in case you didn't hear, Ike and Vicky got to bring home "Bringing Balloons." Hopefully, I'll get the date right next time.

Just before I go, let's check out and see what everyone's favourite CowBEE will watching on TV today before he heads out to the Calgary Stampede tomorrow.  Great thing about having your own wings--there is no airport layover times to worry about.


  Days of Our Hives
  3:00:  The Edge of Flight
Carol Bee-Net
  5:30:  Hardy Bees Mystery
  6:00:  ABeeC News
            NBeeC News
            CBeeS News
  6:30:  Barna-bee Jones
                Starring Buggy Ebsen
  7:00:  Leave It to Bee-ver
  7:30:  Bee-Haw
  8:00:  Bee’s Company
  8:30:  The A-Team
  9:00:  The Bee-Team
  9:30:  Hawaii Hive-O

(source-- http://101bugjokes.tumblr.com)

Well, that is it for me today.  Please come back and visit with me on Saturday when I show a sneak peek of this coming Tuesday's newest freebie.  That is of course as long as my Internet connection manages to stick around.  If the sneak peak is late, you'll know why.  Don't forget to BEE positive and BEE happy and just as important, BEE kind to each other.

Until then, have a blessed couple of days and good luck to everyone who participates!

Inlinkz below:

July 8, 2013

Easy Peasy Cards

Happy Monday All!
I hope you are all enjoying the Summer Bug Brigade and snatching up the freebies, we still have three weeks to go and you don't want to miss out on the real cuties coming up..I seen all of your guesses and it excites Lisa and I that you are playing along, keep guessing!!!
So you must be all wondering about the Women In Trade Business Show and how it went, unfortuantely we could not settle the work schedule due to a situation and no matter which way we switched the schedule around it didn't  work out.....of course I was down right upset and disappointed after all the work I had put into it... BUT!!!, there is a silver lining to this story, my cards are all going into a little shop here in Souris called " Wild Fire"  and I may have a chance getting it in to another one just up the street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay... it sure took the sting out of the disappointment.
Today I want to show you 2 simple cards I made using "Paper Made Bakery" kits

I stamped the lantern on pattern paper and fussy cut it, I used my Crop a Dile II to make the punch holes and put yellow card stock on the back side of the paper.
Have a fantastic day!!!!

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