Wednesday, May 20, 2020

To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop

We're celebrating the 3rd World Bee Day, to support bees and raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products.  For more information, please check out the World Bee Day Organization.  A big thank you to Milka Gubo for organizing this event.  You should have arrived here from my friend Alice's blog.  If not, the fun starts on Milka's blog!  If you get lost along the way, I have the complete hop listing at the bottom of this post.

Check out all the giveaways!

Clearly Besotted Stamps, £20 e-Gift Card to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Code to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, stamp set of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Store Credit
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Code to the store
STAMPlorations, “Bee” package: stencil, clear sticker pack and embellishments (this prize is available for commentator located in US or has US mailing address)
Uniko, ₤15 e-Gift Certificate to the Store
Your Next Stamp, $20 Gift Card to the Store

Milka is also giving away one Jane’s Doodles stamp set of winner’s choice to one lucky winner.

12 prizes will be given away to 12 winners.

Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (19 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s 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 opens on May 20th, 2020, 6 PM CEST.
InLinkz closes on May 27th, 2020, 11:59 PM CEST.

Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on May 31st 2020 during the day.

Here's how I was inspired:

I used the Reverse Confetti Happy Bee Day stamps and coordinating confetti cuts.  The background is the the Hello Square teamed up with the Hex Cover Panel.

The cardstock colors are Bumblebee and Midnight.  The images have been colored with copics:

Y15 | Y19
YG01 | YG03
V01 | V12
E41 | E43

I made an interior panel:

That will be adhered to the inside.  I can't wait to hop around and see how the others were inspired.  Now it is time to hop over to Anushree Vaish's blog!

Here's the complete hop listing in case you get lost along the way:

Blog hop list:
1.     Milka Gubo
2.     Alice Huang
3.     Amy Tsuruta  *you are here*
4.     Anushree Vaish
5.     Beverley Brown
6.     Ishani
7.     Julie Elak
8.     Kaja Vezenšek
9.     Kathleen Curry
14.  Neha Bhatt
Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

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  1. Love the hexagons in the background, so beautiful!

  2. Such a bright and adorable
    bee card! I love this blog hop-I’m
    worried about the decline in bees
    the past few years. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the dies and stamps you have used to create this fabulous bee themed card.

  4. I love the design that you created. I love this.. love saving the Bees and this hop. thank you for bringing attention to this. have a great day! - Jessica Lynn

  5. AMAZING card, Amy!! Love how you put everything together and adorable images you used. :o) Thank you so much for joining the hop this year. Bee hugzzzz!!! :o) xx

  6. Colorful card. Love it
    thanks for sharing

  7. super card - LOVE all the cute elements on it - so fun:)

  8. This is adorable! I LOVE the yellow and black so bold!

  9. OMGosh this is so adorable, love the colors and the great design.

  10. What a cool card! I love the colors you used. :)

  11. What a lovely card, love the background and the way you have placed the flowers.

  12. wow!!!the colour combination is awesome and bright!!

  13. Very pretty and
    love the flowers
    in the corners.
    Carla from Utah

  14. Pretty card! I love the Hex Cover Panel you used and the pretty images!

  15. So fun, I love that you are planning to decorate the inside, too! Love this hop, every year it reminds me of the importance of bees!

  16. I just love this bee-tiful card 💛

  17. Love this card...that hexagon cover panel is so perfect for the theme!

  18. Gorgeous card Amy! Adorable stamps and dies used, too!

  19. What a lovely card! The color combination is perfect and the stamps and dies are awesome! :)

  20. Beautiful bee card. Love the pop of pink with the yellow and black. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Gorgeous design, the hexagon stitching pairs so well with the pretty florals and honey jar. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  22. Super card, is a "real honey." ;) Pretty and bold colors plus design. Thanks for taking part in such an important informational blog hop about bees. Hope you are staying well and safe. :)

  23. Love the pretty floral accents on this sweet honeybee card! Fun that you decorated the inside, too. The lucky recipient will be thrilled!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. That background honeycomb die is gorgeous. LOVE this sweet creation, so perfect. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  25. This card is so beautiful...

  26. Your honey looks so yummy! Beautiful card!

  27. Loved all that bright and beautiful bee card !! Glad joining the fun with you all talented ladies !!

  28. A gorgeous card, Amy! I love the clever design with the die cuts in the background and the big jar of honey on the front! Beeutiful!!!! Thanks for sharing! Take care! :)

  29. Amy woow such an amazing card. Love how you used yellow and black colours to create bee stripes. Sweet honey pot and the background square is fantastic! Nice to see you here on the blog hop. :)

  30. Your bee card is so cute, Amy! I love bees! Thank you for promoting their importance!
    That's a great die you used too!

  31. Hi Amy! What a great design - I love this set from Reverse Confetti and the Hex Coverplate works perfectly with this card! Thanks so much for supporting this hop!
    Rachelle : )

  32. Fabulous card Amy, love the pretty flowers.

  33. Perfect colors for the Reverse confetti stampmset! This is so bright and cheerful, yet dainty and fun! Love it! Bee-utiful!

  34. Such beautiful images and a super card. Love the colours and all the details.
    Valerija xx

  35. Your lovely card shows everything that went into making the pot of honey Amy! The bees, the flowers, the honeycomb - love how you have put hem together. Vicky x