{1.4.2012} bee happy

Paper Smooches has put up their new SPARKS challenge.
Check out this awesome inspiration:

Crazy cool right?
The text and graphic feel are right up my alley.
I used this inspiration photo as a sketch as well as inspiration for colors.

I’m using some of the free digis for this card.
I hoard all of them.
So, it is about time they get some use.

I created the card in Photoshop, printed it off with some extra bees to pop up.  Then added a little sparkle to the popped up bees with Stickles.


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27 Comments

  1. Wendy ten Hove

    I love these bees! They are so cute!! Just entered my card in the challenge, but didn’t see this one yet there, don’t forget to enter!! It’s fun! I love all the rainbow creations!
    Hugs, Wendy

  2. Jessi

    How adorable! I love the idea of using the photo as a sketch – super clever 🙂 I can’t wait to get my idea on paper & enter my first SPARKS challenge! Rainbows rock.

  3. Lynn

    So stinkin’ cute! Love all those little bees!

  4. Pryn Garritan

    Oh my! This is soooo adorable! I want to hug each and every bee because they are so cute 🙂 Love how you popped a few up for added dimension!

  5. lynn

    crazy cool are your cards, lisa! love the popped up bees!

  6. ruby2shoes

    Hey Lisa, I have been wanting to pop by for ages, but it’s been so busy! Happy New Year to you too my friend :o) LOVE this card, sooo cute and perfect use of the colours in the inspiration pic. FAB!

  7. Emily Keaton

    Wow, Lisa, this ROCKS!! Great idea–I absolutely love it. 🙂

  8. Laurel S

    How can someone not be happy looking at this!

  9. Emily Niehaus

    This is super fabulous, Lisa! I just love it. A perfect CAS. Hope you are off to a great New Year. By the looks of this card, you are. I must ask….How is the fridge? Fixed, I hope! LOL! 🙂

    1. dahlhouse designs

      Ha, my fridge woes are not resolved yet. The freezer is still doing some weird snow storm effect that creates icicles and little frozen ponds. It has done it twice and then it disappears. So, I have to wait for it to happen again and call the repair guy back out. But other than that, it is AWESOME. Heehee. It still looks pretty.

  10. Emily Leiphart

    This is so clever and adorable, Lisa! I love that you popped a couple of them. Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

  11. angie blom

    this is amazing Lisa.. I love all those colourful bees.. makes me want summer.. this is on my list to do today!!

  12. Jenny Johns

    Your interpretation of the sketch is right on! Looove how cute and adorable this is!

  13. Judith Gowdy

    This is so adorable and very clever to use the photo as a sketch as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge 🙂

  14. Jackie

    Oh this is so dang cute, Lisa! I love all your colors, and how some of those cute fish are popped up! Adorable!

  15. lbpost@roadrunner.com

    Not only are those little guys too cute but they are beyond cute in those colors! Great use of the SPARKS challenge.

  16. Lindsey

    SO CUTE! Love how you popped up just a few of the bees.

  17. Anne T

    So wonderful! I love what you did with the challenge. Great lines!!

  18. Sav O'G

    SUPER SUPER cute–LOVE that you changed the color of the bees (I need to learn how to do that–and I probably need to get photoshop!). LOOOOOVE:) THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  19. lostinpaper

    Super adorable take on the challenge!! Love it Lisa!

  20. Virginia L.

    DARLING card!! LOVE LOVE your design and stamping! So perfect!

  21. Meg C

    I can’t “bee”lieve how cute this is! Love your interpretation of the picture!

  22. Lori Barnett

    THUD! Fantastic design for the challenge! You hit the mark for sure!

  23. Marie / Legojenta

    Such a fantastic card! Love how you even mimicked the longer and shorter words with longer and shorter rows of bees =) Thank you so much for playing along in this SPARKS challenge!

  24. Kelley Wrye Eubanks

    This is so stinkin cute!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the SPARKS challenge! 🙂

  25. Kary

    Ooo..this is so adorable!! Love your take on the Sparks challenge. And I forgot to say I love your blog’s new look – it’s cool!

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