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:

Kelsey Thomas said...

So adorable! :)

Karthikha said...

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

cm said...

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

KayH said...

Very cute!!

Salnclts said...

I love the background and the gold trim!

StirYourCreativity said...

The stripe panel and touch of gold is fantastic.

Dee Earnshaw said...

fun card - love the stripes!!

Becca Yahrling said...

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

Fun with Paper said...

So fun!

Shari Czerwinski said...

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

Larissa said...

Aww this is a really adorable card!

Elle said...

Bee-utiful! 💛🐝

Milka Gubo said...

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

Sue D said...

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

Fikreta said...

your card is so sweet!

MadeByMeghanK said...

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

mwalker said...

WHAT A GREAT BACKGROUND IDEA!

Kari V. said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Macimbalo said...

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!!!

Beverly Perdue said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Kathy JH said...

Cute card! I love the design of it!

Andre M. said...

Fab colors on this sweet design.

Super Stick Chick said...

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

Barb F. said...

This is an adorable card!

Craftydancer said...

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

Amy C. said...

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

Cherry Blossom said...

Well done and very sweet!

cghundley said...

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

Denise Bryant said...

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

Liz M said...

Cute bear (and they love honey)!

Kristen Snoozy said...

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

Valerija said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and the cute image.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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

Mirella said...

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

Lucy E. said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Donna Phelan said...

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

Isabel Z said...

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

Lisa Byers said...

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

Jen P said...

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

Lagene said...

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.

Sherry Butcher said...

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

Heather said...

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

Kristina B. said...

Love your background and the detail on the little circle embellishment

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

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

Deepti Aggarwal said...

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

amymwz said...

More paper smooches. I just love them.

Beverly S. said...

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.)

Mrsfish02 said...

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

Larissa Heskett said...

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

Kimmers said...

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

frommycraftroom said...

Very cute. Love the background you created too!

AnnetteH said...

Cute card.

Eva Laney said...

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

Quillish said...

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

Arianna Barbara said...

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

sharon g said...

So cute to put the friends together...

Anushree Vaish said...

So cute!Thanks for sharing!!

Effie said...

Love the bee panel. So cute!

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Great bold background, loving your card.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Clever idea with the background, love it!

Chandhini said...

Bee striped panel looks great, cute card.

Dana M said...

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

Robin B. said...

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

Gail said...

Like those fun black and yellow strips nice layout !

wendyp said...

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

Anila Dikay said...

That's such an adorable card Amy.

jeanchaneyaz said...

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

Surekha Galagoda said...

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

Linnea S said...

THOSE. STRIPES! genius!

Shuly said...

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

Vivian Foo said...

Cute card with the yellow and black stripes.

Marjeta said...

This is just the colors I love. Great card.

Lynne in NI said...

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

LIZARD said...

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

Karren said...

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

Mary Holshouser said...

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

Kavitha Vadhri said...

cute sentiment on nice card

Roberta Stevenson said...

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.

Tina Z. said...

super cute, I love your design!