Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hap-bee Birthday

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It's sprinkling off & on here but it's 62 degrees & quite pleasant. The birds & frogs are out singing & croaking so it's a happy day! The card I have to share with you today is for my Aunt's birthday (she promised me she wouldn't peek at my blog until after she received it, lol). She lives in Connecticut so it's going to take a few days for it to make its way across the country. I hope she likes it & I hope y'all do too!.....


SIZE:  3.5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression, Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Walk In My Garden" (card feature), "Garden Soup" (text)
PAPEREcho Park, Core'dinations, Colorbok
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with "Honeycomb" folder
PUNCHESMartha Stewart, EK Success
TWINEThe Twinery "Charcoal"
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot", CTMH Exclusive Inks "Sunny Yellow"
OTHERStickles "Black Diamond", Scrapp'n Supplies rhinestones


Entering in these challenges:

BBTB2Use any Cricut card feature 
Card Makin' MamasNo patterned paper
Craft Junkie Too -  TGIF Linky Party #89, anything goes, 2nd entry
DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday Challenge/Linky Party, anything goes, 5th entry
Every Day Is An Occasion -  Sunday {Fun}day #7, anything goes, 5th entry
HIMCR -  Challenge #91, freestyle/anything goes
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #107, "Spring Has Sprung"
Paper PlaytimeChallenge #6, use a bee 
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #113, anything goes, 2nd entry
Pause Dream Enjoy -  Challenge #6, anything goes, 3rd entry
Shop Pumpkin Spice -  Challenge #13, Spring animals/insects, to shop click HERE
Simon Says StampAnything goes, 2nd entry
Use It Tuesday -  Challenge #52, "All About Spring", 2nd entry, my hoarded supplies: cardstock & punch


 Thank you so much for stopping by & I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

-Diana :)


  1. This is fabulous!!! I've never thought about the card features on Walk In My Garden! Love you card. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Card Feature' challenge at BBTB2 and for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  2. What an adorable Birthday card! I guess I too am guilty of not looking at the card features on WIMG - you have inspried me to go take a look. Bee-autiful card, Diana! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  3. It's Bee-u-tiful! (Couldn't resist, lol!) I love this-so cute! What a nice surprise for your aunt! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  4. Your Aunt will sure love her card from you! I love how it's open in the front! Wonderful use of the black gems and twine as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  5. Adorable. Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  6. Great card and your aunt will love it...thanks for sharing it with BBTB2 card feature challenge.

  7. What a great BEE card!! Thanks for sharing it with us at MSC!

  8. Gorgeous card,love that bee! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  9. Love this card. I didn't know about this card feature either. I always learn something. Great bee, too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  10. This is darling, I love the blink you added to the bee!! Thanks for joining our Shop Pumpkin Spice challenge this week!!

  11. What a great card Diana! I love the card base you picked and I love your
    Hap Bee Birthday sentiment! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  12. This is so cute. I love it. Great colors
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Happy Easter
    DIANA L.

  13. Your card is so cute. It is nice to see one of the older cartidges used. Love the bee and your design, nice details. Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

  14. Super fun design, Diana! The hexagon embossing is perfect and wonderful :)