Wednesday, May 20, 2020

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop 2020

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card for Day 3 of the Newton's Nook Designs Release, scroll down or click here!**


hello!

i'm so excited to be part of the To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop! you should have arrived here from Nonni Niskanen's blog! if not, no worries, you can always start at the beginning, by clicking here!



bees are SO important to our life, and we wanted to celebrate them!! you can read all about World Bee Day and the reasons bees are amazing, here!

and check out these AMAZING sponsors!!!




Fantastic companies and artists are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity. These are the prizes they have sponsored:


Giveaway:
Clearly Besotted Stamps, £20 e-Gift Card to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Code to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, stamp set of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Store Credit
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Code to the store
STAMPlorations, “Bee” package: stencil, clear sticker pack and embellishments (this prize is available for commentator located in US or has US mailing address)
Uniko, ₤15 e-Gift Certificate to the Store
Your Next Stamp, $20 Gift Card to the Store


Milka is also giving away one Jane’s Doodles stamp set of winner’s choice to one lucky winner.
12 prizes will be given away to 12 winners.  

Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (19 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

InLinkz opens on May 20th, 2020, 6 PM CEST.
InLinkz closes on May 27th, 2020, 11:59 PM CEST
Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on May 31st 2020 during the day.

Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set to one lucky winner.
19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners. 
Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.


For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (24 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.
InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.


There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.
so now, on to my card!


Every Little Thing is Gonna Bee Alright Card by Samantha Mann, World Bee Day, Create a Smile Stamps, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Watercolor, Bees, Cards, Handmade Cards, #bee #worldbeeday #cards #createasmile #watercolor

I used the cutest little bee stamp set ever: Best Bugs from Create a Smile Stamps

I seriously love the bee images on this set!! they're chubby and adorable! 
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!
the paintbrush is from the First Day of School! look how cute that bee is holding the brush!! ha!! 


Every Little Thing is Gonna Bee Alright Card by Samantha Mann, World Bee Day, Create a Smile Stamps, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Watercolor, Bees, Cards, Handmade Cards, #bee #worldbeeday #cards #createasmile #watercolor

I did actually watercolor the background with my Altenew watercolors! then, once it was dry, I used some white embossing paste and an older Vicki Boutin honeycomb stencil!


the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock. I used a phrase from the Don't Worry, and I altered the 'bee' word with letters from the Tiny Letterings stamp set!


thank you SO much for hanging with me on World Bee Day!
next up on the hop is the super talented Sue Hadtead

below is the whole list of hop participants!

45 comments:

  1. aww this card is just too cute:)

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  2. What a cute bee! Great design.

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  3. Oh! I love the sentiment with sweet bee! So cute!

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  4. His little face makes me smile, such a gorgeous stamp and card.
    Lorraine

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  5. OMG his little face with a paintbrush.. i love this card. thank you so much for sharing.

    Jessica

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  6. Love your card. The color
    in the corner that the bee
    is painting is a fun idea.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. OMG!! GORGEOUS card, Sam!! Love the background, chubby bee, color combination... BRILLIANT design!! :o) Thank you so much for joining the hop this year. Bee hugzzzz!!! xx

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  8. OMG! How cute is this little bee with a paint brush! What great coloring! SO CUTE!

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  9. OMGosh what a super cute scene you created with this adorable bee, I love it!

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  10. Your card is just unBEElieveably cute!!! So glad to learn about this fun hop!

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  11. This bee is so adorable! I love your background with the embossing paste and honeycomb stencil. :)

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  12. clever design and cute background.card looks awesome .

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  13. Love the textures and your pretty coloring! Adorable bee card!

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  14. Awwwww, what a cutie! Love your card, all the details are fantastic!

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  15. You never disappoint, this is absolutely FABulous.
    Hope all is well!

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  16. I totally adore this card, I agree this bee is the cutest with paint brush in hands. That's a great motivational sentiment.

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  17. Super cute card! Love the watercolor and stencil work.

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  18. Awww this is such a cute card!! Love the concept, the sentiment, the design, the textures, everything! Just perfect :)

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  19. Love how you made the honeycomb with the paste and the watercolor background! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Lovely texture from the paste and stencil and the touch of blue is fab paired with the rest of the palette. I agree, this bee is the cutest!

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  21. What a fantastic card...love the texture and fun painter bee.

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  22. Absolutely wonderful card! I love your use of the texture paste and the sentiment is what all of us need to hear right now. :) Thanks for sharing and taking part in the bee awareness blog hop. Bee safe!!!!! ;)

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  23. Beautifully done! LOVE the honeycomb texture and that sweet bee with his paintbrush!! So sweet. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  24. WOW!! What an awesome card!!! LOVE the texture paste in the honeycomb pattern and the blue background for that adorable bee with the paintbrush. Soooo sweet!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  25. Such a fun card-I love the sentiment!

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  26. Gorgeous stenciling and that honeybee with a paint brush took my heart away !!

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  27. Fantastic... Never seen a bee with a paint brush... It's so adorable 😃

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  28. This truly is the most adorable little bee image, Samantha! I love the way he appears to be painting on that fantastic background! Wonderfully creative!! Thanks for sharing! Take care! :)

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  29. So cute and creative! I love bees! Thank you for helping to promote how important they are!

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  30. What great texture you have created with the embossing paste and the little tear reveal to the pattern paper at the bottom is genius! This card is FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun for this important blog hop!
    Rachelle : )

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  31. Great card and I love the little tear at the bottom of the card.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  32. Love the addition of blush to the bee's cheek and the paint brush, so adorable

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  33. This little cutie is going to bee an artist for sure!! So cute. The unexpected colors work really well! Cute little petticoat peak at the bottom. ♥️🐝

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  34. Fabulous card, wonderful image and background.
    Valerija xx

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  35. Sam your card is so fresh. the embossing paste on the honey comb stencil is beautiful. the bee is so beautifully colored. The water colored blue background is totally striking appearing the bee is not along collecting honey but also painting her world ...

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  36. Well there is no denying the cuteness of that chubby little bee Sam! I love that you went for the blue colourway and it's a great use of paste with a stencil too. Vicky x

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  37. So many variables in one card... Blue colour very intelligently draws the attention.. the embossing paste background, the little paper tear effect and the sentiment suits it perfectly.. awesome card..

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