Monday, June 17, 2013

Great Friends are We - and My Craft Spot Stamp Release Info!

I am on holidays!!  I've had such a busy couple of months with work and a course that I am taking.  One day, I'll learn not to bite off more than I can chew!!  Today, I'll be chaperoning my youngest son's class trip to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and then, for the rest of the week, I'll be filling up my days with visits with friends, crafting, and visits to blogging friends!  I'm so excited for "me" time.

This week at My Craft Spot, our challenge is "Cute as a Bug".  Tomorrow, I'm having lunch with a dear friend and I will send this card through the post after our time together to let her know how much I appreciate her friendship.

I created this card using Live Simply for the frame and the sweet bee/flower image which I've popped on my card.  I embossed the white frame with a honeycomb folder from Stampin' Up.  The white mat is embossed with a cloud folder (sent to me from Jayne of Jayne Designs). I added some googly eyes to my bee and a bit of doodling to the wings.  I also embossed the stamen.

The wonderful sentiment I've chosen is from My Craft Spot's Butterfly Kisses.  I've always loved this sentiment but this is the first time I've used it.  I framed the sentiment with some punched flowers and added some Lemon Tart baker's twine from My Craft Spot to finish things off.

I've got some great news!!  The My Craft Spot designers are busy creating for next week's stamp and metal dies release.  I can't wait for you to see the FABULOUS new products that Kimberly has in store for you!!  They are so fun!  In order to get this party started, we've got a button for you to post on your blog to help spread the word.  Post the button and let Kimberly know you did so HERE.  One lucky blogger will win a My Craft Spot prize: the Birthday Wishes stamp set!!

My Craft Spot
Please head over to My Craft Spot to link up your own "Cute as a Bug" creation for this week's challenge.  Also, I'd love it if you would leave a comment for me here.  I know I've been behind in my blog visits, but I'm really looking forward to making the rounds this week and catching with you.  (I plan to go back through my past few posts as well.)  See you soon!!


Creative M said...

Totally Cute!!
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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Georgiana said...

Feeling the bug coming on! Enjoy your time. We are on summer vacation...this is week two. It has been wonderful so far. I already posted the button, so I am hoping for a chance to win!

Have a great day,
• Carson's Creations •

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!

Angi Barrs said...

Sweet design! Love it!

Sherrie K. said...

Hi Kate,
I love your fun card! The embossing looks amazing and love the super cute bumble bee and flower! The sentiment is one of my favorites!

I am glad things may slow down for you soon...I need to take your advice to and learn not to bite off more than I can chew! I sometimes get in over my head-I think that's where I am now! YIkes!
It has been a crazy few months. I don't care to be this busy! I am really looking forward to a (hopefully) lazy July!
Have a great time with your son's school trip, visiting friends and of course some crafting!
Hugs my friend!
Sherrie K

Bobby said...

Missed you. Your card has wonderful embossing and I love the frame shape.

Rhonda Emery said...

love your card and It looks like you took a break also me too I am glad to be back. hugs

Karen said...

adorble love the fun summer colors...Karen

Scrapper69 said...

Soooo.... you've bit off more than you can chew AGAIN! LOL I know you like to keep a super busy schedule like me.... I think it just keeps us both going! :o) I LOVE your Project! It's super CUTE! Enjoy your time off before it gets busy again! :o)


Karen said...

My dear Kate, you and I are very blessed to share this crafty journey with people who understand our busy lives. It bums me out too when I get behind on leaving bloggie love, but all of your friends know you will visit when you can. :o) I am in the middle of catch-up mode myself and am so happy to see this beautiful card! I love your stunning design! The bee is precious, the flowers are adorable, and I love the mixture of embossed patterns. This is pure sweetness. :o) I pray God's abundant love and blessings upon you and your family, my sweet friend! You are dearly loved! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Tracey said...

Hey Kate, my visits seem to be few and far between...once I'm here I really enjoy all your fabulous card creations. I know what you mean about being busy.....Enjoy your holidays and your ME time!!

Love this fun card, such a cute image ....the sentiment is perfect!

Pat N. said...

What a great card. Love that frame cut. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a cheerful creation. Love the embossed background.
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