Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bug Hugs!

Hey there bloggie and crafty friends. Oh gosh...have you ever had one of those days when you are trying to do something and it just doesn't go as expected...well, that was my morning.

I started off looking at the page views of my blog and comments. Oh my...there seems to be a string of spam comments in an attempt to move them to the spam folder and then trying to unpublished them I accidentally removed some your kind comments.  I am so sorry. I love all comments I receive so please know I did not remove them intentionally.

Of course I have no way to recover them. It is a good thing it seems to be limited to the post for this past week only. Have any of you seen in increase in spam comments?

So again- if you see your comment were removed--I am sorry.... I love all your comments.
Well, I moved on to try and make a card this morning. Again, trying something new! I decided I wanted to participate in my friends Sonia's Sketchy Friday challenge. I had a great idea that I wanted to use her Queen Bee in Love digi but I wanted to paper piece it. Mainly because I need more ink in my printer and therefore cannot print right now. So I went to work using my Cameo software and figured out how to separate the image and then cut the pieces. Well it took me at ;east three times to get it to cut right.. I was almost ready to give up. Determined to make it work, I continued on and this is how it turned out.
This bee is so cute and just looks like it is buzzing around so I popped it up on a wobble.
The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper and the papers are from a new 6x6 paper pack I just got from Authentique. I added a few stickles and some gems to complete the look.

Please stop by and take a look at the other great projects the DT has done for this Sketchy Friday challenge. I am sure you will be inspired.


K Clark said...

barb.. i love your paper piecing your card turned out amazing I am glad you didn't give up because it was so worht it - thanks for joining us at Sketchy Fridays!!

Sharla said...

Barb, this is amazing! I love how the bee turned out, so cute! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Fridays!

Sharla :)

Pat N. said...

Well it sure turned out good in my book, Barb! Believe me, I can relate as I have many of those kinds of days. Haven't experienced any spam personally--dang computers!

Sonya said...

Super cute! And yes, I have also seen a bump up in spam--hate it!

You did great with your cheery little bee--well done!

Adrian said...

Queen Bee is too adorable!

Linda said...

Goodness, this is adorable! I really like the layout and the hearts as her pupils are too cute.

Linda ☺
Crafting With Nana

Sonia said...

Sorry your morning was so rough, but at least it paid off with this gorgeous card... OMG! Queen Bee looks stunning cute. Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Friday Challenge Barb... we miss you in the DT and love the fact that you are joining us in the challenges.... HUGS... SK :)

Annette said...

Barb, your bee came out great and I love the papers you chose! Thanks for playing with us at Sketchy Friday Challenge:)

My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Karen said...

Love the paper piecing you did on Queen Bee. Great take on our Sketch #1. Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Friday.