To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to the:  To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to have been invited to take part in this hop to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products.  We are also supporting the initiation of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association.  May 20th is declared World Bee Day by the United Nations (UN).

Prizes!  Here are all the fantastic companies and artists that are supporting this blog hop with their incredible generosity:

Crafty Sentiment Designs, 3 Digital Images of winner’s choice
Create a Smile, 25€ Gift Certificate to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Happy Little Stampers, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, 3 Stamp Sets (in stock) of winner’s choice
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift
Certificate to the Store
Little Miss Muffet Stamps, $10 Gift Certificate to the Store
Sasayaki Glitter, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Sue Hastead of Tanglemouse Cards, 6 x 6 paper pad

Uniko, Clear Stamp Set
(in stock) of winner’s choice

Milka is also
giving away a prize:
Jane’s Doodles
‘Daisies’ stamp set

14 prizes will
be given away to 14 winners.

For your chance
to win, all you have to do is hop along blogs of the participating designers
and leave comment on each blog hop stop.

You can enter
the giveaway until Saturday, May 27th (12 AM, CEST +2 UTC).

Milka will
announce winners on her blog on Wednesday, May 31st. Winners have to
confirm prizes in a week. Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn. 

You should have arrived here from the Uniko blog, that is where  the awesome Beverly Brown is sharing a project!  The fun starts at Milka Gubo’s blog, a big shout out to Milka for coordinating this fun event!   You’ll want to leave comments along the way for a chance to win!

I couldn’t wait to get started and decided to combine the Hero Arts Busy As A Bee set with the Color Layering Poppy set.
To really let that bee be the star of the show, I surrounded him with reds, making his yellow POP.  I inked up the Honeycomb Stencil with Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber.  The Color Layering Poppy has been inked up with:

Can you spy the smidge of glitter on the bee wings?  This card has been been narrowed to 3.75 inches by 5.5 inches.

Here are a couple fun bee facts:

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating approx 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.

Bees communicate with each other by dancing and by using pheromones (scents).

Honeybees never sleep!

I was inspired by:

Next up is the wonderful Kathy Curry!

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53 thoughts on “To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop!”

  1. Amy, your card is GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors you used on your card, design… and that little bee is so cute. :o) Thank you so much for joining the hop. :o) xx

  2. Oh this is so pretty. I love it. I have a lavender bush and orange tree in my yard. I also have a bee hive hidden away in my stucco fence. I have to make sure the kids don't go to that part of the yard. Small price to pay for all that the bees do for us.

  3. Great card, Amy! Love how you've positioned the bee directly onto the flower. It's their favorite spot I suppose. Let's hope to see them there more often again. :o)

  4. Such a pretty card 🙂 love the stencil work. Thanks for supporting this important cause.

  5. Loving the rich colour scheme of your card Amy, it reminds me of the royalty associated with bees. Beautiful combination of stamping and stencilling too. Thanks so much for the inspiration and lovely to be a part of this hop with you. Hugs Bev x

  6. I'm honoured that you picked my tag to be inspired by for this important hop! I agree, you've really made that cute bee POP! Beautiful card with this sweet tag.

  7. Love love the colors and that little bee, I've been meaning to order this HA set, nice to see it used!

  8. such a pretty color to start a tag with! It makes the bee jump off the page! Love it! great work!

  9. Amy ,your tag is darling and I am loving that sweet bee! I didn't know it was National Bee Day! Thanks for joiing us at Tag You're It!

  10. What an awesome card, Amy! Beautiful colors and that stencil bg is perfect. Love the fun facts about bees too 🙂

  11. Wowzers, fantastic! And so different, after all these yellow and black cards – I love how you incorporated totally different colours into your design! Great attention to detail, too! And I love the bee 🙂

  12. Love this unique hop with a good cause!
    Amy, your card is so fabulous, love ur stencilling!

  13. Super cute card. Thanks for introducing me to this fun blog hop! I really enjoyed all the bee-autiful cards along the way.

  14. Wow Amy!!! I love so much how you was inspired from that tag and all the details you added to yours! Beautiful use of stencil and gorgeous colors!!! Love also this funny hop!!!

  15. How fantastic is that card! I love how you took Lindsey's tag idea and worked it into your bee-utiful (sorry) card! Bees are so important to our environment. We have close friends who are bee keepers in Austin, TX! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

  16. Beautiful tag! I love the flower and, of course, your sweet little bee. Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

  17. Oh my good golly, Amy, how fun to know all those facts about honeybees! Your beautiful tag/card is a showstopper. Gorgeous flower. Love that sweet bee with the glittery wings!!! So glad you played along at TYI!

  18. Wow this is awesome once again Amy great design and colors. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

  19. Love your bee theme take.
    I agree with Anja re: the gorgeous colours you've used.
    Hope to see you again at Tag You're It…

  20. Buzzing and humming with delight in seeing your "honey' of a bee card! You've certainly made that little bee the star of the stage! So cute…and such a worthy cause to support!

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