Monday, May 25, 2009
Just Bee Yourself
Still cleaning my studio, a resurfacing of this card reminded me of when I was just beginning to experiment with speciality cards. This is one of the first shaker cards I designed. The bee (again with a story) was purchased from Stamp Francisco when I was working in that city and the bee was one of my very first stamps. Because I had so few stamps, I stamped this bee over and over, and colored and cut, and layered enough bees to make several hives full. I was so proud of my Bee creations that I sent one of my bee card designs into a magazine for publication. As time passed and I heard nothing, I was not surprised as I realized that I was but a novice in the card making world and why should I be published? A year or two later, I was puzzled when I received a copy of a magazine that I was not subscribed to. But as I began to leaf through the pages, I was struck by a very familiar card. It was mine!
The frame border for the shaker, is an aspen leaf I think from PSX. Inside are loose cut out bees, beads, and sequins that shake about. The handwriting is mine. Just remember, above all things -- "Just Bee Yourself!"