Monday, May 20, 2019

To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop + Giveaways!






We're hopping to celebrate the 2nd World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products.    You should have arrived here from my friend Alice Huang's blog, if not, the fun starts on Milka Gubo's blog.

Check out all of these awesome sponsors:


Bugaboo Stamps - $12 Bugaboo Gift Certificate 
Clearly Besotted Stamps£15 Clearly Besotted Gift Certificate 
Create a Smile50€ Create a Smile Gift Certificate 
Gerda Steiner Designs - $15 Gerda Steiner Designs Gift Certificate
Hannah Rosengren Studio - Bumble & Honey Bee Patch
Honey Bee Stamps - $30 Honey Bee Stamps Gift Certificate
Jane's Doodles - $50 Jane's Doodles Gift Certificate
Kitty Bee Designs - One Digital Image of the Winner's choice
Lawn Fawn - $25 Lawn Fawn Gift Certificate
Mo's Digital Pencil - $5 Mo's Digital Pencil Store Credit
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Newton's Nook Designs Gift Certificate
Paper Smooches - Bee Mine stamp set + Bees Dies
Power Poppy - $20 Power Poppy Gift Certificate
Pretty Pink Posh - $25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate
STAMPlorations - $20 STAMPlorations Gift Certificate
Sue Hastead of Tanglemouse Cards - Pretty Pink Posh 'Bee Friends' stamp set
Uniko - Clear Stamp set (in stock) of winner's choice
Your Next Stamp - Honey Bee stamp set
Milka Gubo - Jane's Doodles - Daisies stamp set



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 (22 stops). After commenting, return back to Milkas 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.

Here's how I was inspired:




I combined the following Paper Smooches stamp sets:

Courteous Cuties  |  So Fairy Cute  |  Courteous Cuties 2



I designed a bee stripe panel, love how that turned out!  



I also used the Bannerific  + Flaunters Dies.



I was inspired by Fusion Card Challenge:


Next up is my friend Donna Mikasa!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta  --> You are here
Honey Bee Stamps - Sponsor
Lawn Fawn - Sponsor
Paper Smooches - Sponsor
Pretty Pink Posh - Sponsor
Uniko - Sponsor
Your Next Stamp - Sponsor

Some links may be affiliate at no cost to you:

84 comments:

  1. What a lovely card! I like the background matching the bees :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, Amy! Your card is absolutely adorable, with the darling bear, bee flower and fabulous stripes! Cuteness galore! Wishing you a bee-utiful day!
    hugs~c

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  3. I love the background and the gold trim!

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  4. The stripe panel and touch of gold is fantastic.

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  5. Fabulously fun card, Amy. Love the yellow & black stripes to mimic the bee.

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  6. Love the yellow and black stripes on the card! Great group of talent today!

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  7. Aww this is a really adorable card!

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  8. ADORABLE card, Amy!!! Amazing design, paper, lovely colored images... LOVE it!!! :o) Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop. :o) Bee hugzzz!!! :o) xx

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  9. So cute with the bear and love the bee stripe panel.

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  10. This is darling Amy! I love how you did the bee striped background!!!

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  11. WHAT A GREAT BACKGROUND IDEA!

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  12. So cute and clever! Love your stripes and those critters are absolutely adorable!

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  13. Wow what a great idea to include the big bold bee stripes in your card design...such a cute PS image.

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  14. Saw your adorable card in IG and had to come over and let you know how much I love it! Those wide stripes are so perfect! Great worthy cause to support!!!

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  15. What a great idea to use the black and yellow stripes for the background. Love this card design too!

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  16. I totally love the Bee Strong sentiment. Adorable striped background. 🐝

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  17. Cute card! I love the design of it!

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  18. Fab colors on this sweet design.

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  19. Adorable card. Love the cute stamps and bold black and yellow stripes.

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  20. I love how you started with the bee panel. That made the card.

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  21. Cute card! The stamps are adorable and I like the encouraging sentiment.

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  22. Cute striped background
    and love the bear and bee!
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Super cute bear and bee! Love your sweet card! Happy World Bee Day!

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  24. Cute bear (and they love honey)!

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  25. Love everything about this card, the stripe background, the adorable bear and the color choices are great!

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  26. Beautiful! Love the colours and the cute image.

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  27. This design is one of the cutest I've seen, Amy!!!!

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  28. The stripey background is fabulous, and so perfect for this bee theme! Such a sweet card, Amy!

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  29. Such a cute bee themed card!
    I love the striped background!
    Great take on the sketch.

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  30. That is a wonderful card and I love the design too. Cute bee image.

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  31. This is ADORABLE!!! I loveeeeeeee the bee striped background!!!!!!!!

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  32. Really CUTE! That bee striped panel is the bee's knees lol

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  33. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  34. I love your card, the design is adorable!! The background is awesome. Paper Smooches does have some wonderful stamps!

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  35. Adorable card! Love the bee striped background you created to go with it. So fun!

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  36. AWESOME creation! This is the BEE'S KNEES HOP! My husband & I host 60 to 80 bee hives on our 5 acre place for the summer (to get them out of the heat) for a bee keeper from California after they are through pollinating the orange and nut orchards.

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  37. adorable bear and bee card! Very nice background. Thanks for sharing your creation.

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  38. How cute!! I LOVE your bee striped background; so fun!

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  39. Love your background and the detail on the little circle embellishment

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  40. Adorable and so fun card! Love the cuties and the background you made!

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  41. What a great card! I love the bee stripe panel,and your colored bear and bee are adorable. :)

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  42. Awww.. such an adorable card.. Love it.

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  43. More paper smooches. I just love them.

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  44. Oh sweet (almost as sweet as the honey we purchase from local friends) card! I especially like how you did the yellow and black "stripes"...very "bee" looking. (Wink.)

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  45. Great encouragement with two words... Love it and those bold stripes. Nicely done.

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  46. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the BEE Inspiration!! Such an AMAZING Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  47. I love the black and yellow bee stripes, so cute!!!

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  48. Very cute. Love the background you created too!

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  49. Awe what a cute card. Super great background, I love the big bold bee 🐝 stripes
    Crafty hugs, Eva Scraps

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  50. What a cute card, Amy. I love the bold striped design!

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  51. Oh my! This is totally adorable! Love the stripe background!!!

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  52. So cute to put the friends together...

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  53. Love the bee panel. So cute!

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  54. Great bold background, loving your card.

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  55. Clever idea with the background, love it!

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  56. Bee striped panel looks great, cute card.

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  57. Super adorable card! Love the black and yellow stripes to mimic a bee - so clever!

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  58. What a fun card! I love the striped background and the cute critters.

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  59. Like those fun black and yellow strips nice layout !

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  60. That yellow and black striped background just pops! Love it! Adorable card!

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  61. That's such an adorable card Amy.

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  62. What a cute idea to use yellow and black stripes on your card, Amy!

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  63. Dear Amy
    Your coloring is pretty and your card is gorgeous. Love and hugs

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  64. heee heee so cute! thank you for sharing your adorable project

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  65. Cute card with the yellow and black stripes.

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  66. This is just the colors I love. Great card.

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  67. Awwww what a cutie! Very clever to use the black/yellow stripes too!

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  68. Super cute and I think it is bee-utiful card! Love the bold bee stripes upon it and the wash of the blue!

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  69. This is so cute Amy, and the black and yellow strips are so appropriate! Thanks for joining us at Fusion.

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  70. Love the striping on the card.
    The gold frame around the little
    bee is great - he is gold.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful
    card. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. Wow! I love the simplicity of this card and how you alternated the black and yellow stripes to look like a bee! I think that's awesome. I love your little bee and bear and the sentiment! Love everything about this card! Thank you so much for helping spread the awareness about the importantance of Bees and participating in this blog hop! I know unpasteurized honey changed my life for the better.

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  72. super cute, I love your design!

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Cheers,
~amy~