Thursday, February 24, 2011

MY FIRST TIME...using vinyl-that is

Hi ALL!! I am so excited that Serenity Scrappers had a new challenge--it has helped me got out the vinyl that I have had for a long time now, and never tried out!! AND I LOVE IT! It is so easy--I started out with a project that was really small--but believe me - my next one will be a little bigger! ( I have plans....)!!
Well, this is what my project looked like when I began--just an old frame, not even sure if this was a marker board/dry erase board or what...something one of my daughters left behind when they moved out.

This is what it looks like after covering it with some papers and embellishments from Heidi Grace--making the bumblee bee with my Paisley cart and cutting the vinyl wording out with Mickey Font. I also painted the edges with an Acrylic Paint Dabber, and used my SU punch for the border.

Well, what do you think of my first try with vinyl? I kinda like it--and asked hubby to figure out a way to hang it on my craft room door.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Freshly Brewed Challenges

It is WEDNESDAY-time for another Freshly Brewed Challenge-and guess what? I didn't forget this week!! This week the challenge is:
                                                   RIBBONS AND BOWS.
I used the adorable little DAISY THE ELEPHANT-found at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS.
I have paper pieced her dress and have used several digital papers from Pink Petticoat. I colored this cutie up with my copics.
Don't forget next week on March 1rst we are having a blog hop with FBD and you are in for some major eye candy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Dress Card

Today I have made a card with a file from The Cutting Cafe:


Summer weddings are coming up and how fun is this dress shaped card?! 
I have made this one to look spring-ish--as I am SO ready for spring!! The file has a couple flowers and also an envelope-sentiments, and also files for the dress to be made into invites. Go check it out!
I have used printable papers from Pink Petticoat and made these flowers with my SU stamp, added a few pieces of bling-and there you go!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


The winner of The Cutting Cafe files is:
please contact me to let me know where you would like the files sent! Congrats!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


OH WOW! I feel horrible today!! I just realized that I forgot to pre- post my card for today - which is Wednesday, which I know is ALWAYS Freshly Brewed Designs Challenge Day!!! I had my card done on Sunday, and put into the file--then .....???? Yep, I forgot --and then I called into work EARLY this morning, as I guess the boss has came down with the flu--and that threw the rest of today and tomorrow off!! I am so sorry Heather!!
This week the challenge is: A SKETCH-found HERE.
Here is my take on the sketch. I have used a newer image found at Fresh Brewed Designs HERE.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Crafty Twilight Mom's challenge

This card was made for a challenge over at Crafty Twilight Mom's--today is the last day for the challenge. I chose to do my challenge card with the option of an apple. I bought this stamp used at a sale last year, and hadn't used it yet..that I can remember anyways!! The little apple is from a set over at The Cutting Cafe and I used one of my Peachy Keen faces on it. Hope you all have a great day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I can't wait for spring!

Hi all! Today I had a few minutes to play around in my craft room-and this is one of the cards that I got made--I think this image is just adorable!  This set can be found HERE-at The Cutting Cafe. I have paper pieced those cute boots and found a matching brad. Believe it or not-my middle daughter Chelsie who is 19 says she wants a pair of cute rubber boots! Maybe I can find some for her and put the card with them for a surprise! Well, have a happy rest of your Sunday, I am on my way outside to play with a glider plane with my Emily!!

OH, and don't forget to comment on my post HERE for a chance to win two sets of files from the very talented Regina over at The Cutting Cafe!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Emily's Teachers Valentines day card

I have made Emily's teachers Valentines Day card with two different files from The Cutting Cafe.
First file is: Flower Pot shaped card template and cutting file and the second is: Valentine Family and Friends printable stamp set
I hope you like it. Don't forget you can win the two sets I used from The Cutting Cafe if your name is drawn from my post HERE - you have until Feb. 20th to comment. Also, you will want to make sure that you check out all the awesome creations by the DT in the Monthly Inspiration-February 18th-as it will give you even more chances to win!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Blog Winner and a reminder about The Cutting Cafe

HI all! Well today is the day that I pick the winner for my blog candy::::: and the winner is::::

Congrats! I have left a comment on your blog--please email me your addy to :

If I don't hear from craftaholic by Sunday night I will pick a new winner on Monday.
Thanks to everyone who entered!!

also I wanted to remind you all of the Green Inspiration over at The Cutting Cafe on Feb. 18. there will be prizes--see my post here

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Its time for Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Hi all! Happy Wednesday to you! I have used a perfect image for me today!! Considering my blog name is Bumblebee Creations! This cutie bumblebee digi image is of course from Fresh Brewed Designs, called BEE MINE
I have used flocking on my bee to add texture, colored him up with my copics and made a flower using some of the same papers from the card for the brad--using my brad maker from Imaginisce. Papers were from a paper pad called:Queen Bee--SO FUN!!
Sentiment was made using my computer.
And for this week the challenge is to use a charm--so I added a heart charm. Check out the challenge HERE!!
Also I wanted to share some great news:
Every first Monday of the month you will find a new Freebie!!! the Freebie will only last for the first week of the month, then it is GONE until the next months image is added!!! It will be linked under MOCHA MANIC MONDAY FREEBIE.

February's freebie is Coffee Talk. Coffee Talk will be available until Feb 13, so, hurry -go grab her HERE.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Bag-UPDATED!!

Hi all!! I had fun today playing around with a couple of files from The Cutting Cafe!
I used the 6x3 inch bag set and 4 Leaf Clover Shaped card-template-cutting files.  I brought both files into my Make The Cut program, and played around until I got the clover on the bag where I wanted it to cut out-and whallaaa-it cut both out together!!! How fun! I then resized the clover again and cut out a couple of extra clovers to add to my bag! I also used my SU punch for the thin paper ribbon. What do you think?

I forgot to mention:
It is time for some Monthly Inspiration from The Cutting Cafe and this month Regina challenged us to 'Go Green'.  It is a special month too because not only are there prizes from The Cutting Cafe but if you comment on my blog you have a chance to win the set 6x3 inch bag set and the set 4 Leaf clover shaped card set that I have used on my card!  
So be sure to comment for your chance to win.  Comments are open until February 20th.

Silly card

I made this card for my daughters boyfriend--his birthday is Thursday and he actually has a bronco that is camouflage, so I thought it would be perfect as we don't know him super well yet. I hope he won't think it is too childish!

Don't forget to enter my blog candy--it has a couple days yet--I will pick a winner through on the 11th.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day-UPDATED

Don't forget to enter for my blog candy--only two more comments and I add something more!!!
UPDATED: I have 40 comments so will be adding another item soon!
I can't believe it has been 4 days since I posted last!
I have been busy potty training the new puppy MAX! He is such a sweetheart--it is really hard to put him down sometimes. I am so proud of Emily too, she is really being super good about helping to take care of him!
Well, today I made a card with one of the newest sets available over at The Cutting Cafe!
4 Leaf clover shaped card - template-cutting file.  There is a clover shaped card included in this file, as well as two circle sentiments!

( The little clover in the middle is from Fresh Brewed Designs.)
Thanks for stopping by--I hope to get another card or two done today so I may be back with another post later...?
I'm back with a card made with another awesome file from Regina over at THE CUTTING CAFE--This one is:
 CAP SHAPED CARD-Template-Cutting file. This card is for a guy who recently started at our Post Office and he and his wife had a baby last week! (I have also used the rubber duckie from the file ANIMAL AND BUG MINI COLORED CIRCLE SET-Printable stamps).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fresh Brewed Challenge card

Hi all! Don't forget about my blog candy-here.

Happy Wednesday to you --this weeks the theme over at Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog is: Anniversary.
So, I have used the Dancing Peppers for my card--aren't they such a cute and fun couple!! I just love this image! So, happy Anniversary to you all out there who may have Anniversaries today!!! There is something big happening on March 1rst-a blog hop with Fresh Brewed-so make sure to put it down on your calendar!!
Thanks for stopping by today!