Wednesday, May 20, 2020

To Bee or Not To Bee 2020 Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in the To Bee or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

We are celebrating the 3rd World Bee Day.  Our hop is to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. Pssst, I will save you from googling...apicultural means beekeeping!

First off, thank you to Milka Gubo for asking me to join in the fun!
Next, this is a hop, I mentioned fun, and yes, there are prizes!
So get ready for bee filled inspiration!   Get ready to HOP! The full list of stops on the hop is at the very bottom of this post.
Plus, if you want to learn more about Wold Bee Day, check out this site.

Now on to my card which mixes dies cuts and a bee (of course, this is a bee hop after all!)

 The clouds were sponged on to the background. The branch and flowers were die cut out and colored with water color markers. Then the frame and a water colored die cut bee were popped up with foam dots and layered on top.
Supplies:  Your Next Stamp Bugs and Kisses stamp and die sets, Stitched Square Frame Die set, Tweet Birdie Home die set, Puffy Cloud Border die set (used as stencil)

This hop comes with the opportunity to win lots of prizes!  Check out all the sponsors:

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
Paper Smooches, ‘Bees’ Dies
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 open Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers listed in blog hop list and leave a comment on each blog hop stop (19 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but before you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz. All comments must be left by May 27th, 2020, 11:59 PM CEST.

Are you ready to hop??!! 
All the stops on the hop...
Milka Gubo 
Alice Huang
Amy Tsuruta
Anushree Vaish
Beverley Brown
Julie Elak
Kaja Vezenšek
Kathleen Curry
Larissa Walgemoed
Laura Volpes
Linda van Wely
Melissa Chipperfield
Neha Bhatt
Nonni Niskanen
Samantha Mann
Sue Hastead 
Tanja Kabel 
Valentina Bizjak
Milka Gubo (Inlinkz)

Have a Bee-utiful day and Happy Hopping!


  1. So cute with soft clouds, love it!

  2. Thank you so much sharing this with me.. i love your card.
    Jessica Lynn

  3. The card is wonderful. Great job on
    the background clouds. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Oh WOW!!! Super cuteness overload!!! Love your card, Julie!! :o) Thank you so much for joining the hop this year. Bee hugzzzz!!! :o)

  5. LOVE the texture on this card - great design and cute scene

  6. Such a pretty sky background
    and lovely branch! Great design!

  7. I love the framing and what a cute little bee!

  8. OMGosh I love how you framed this cute scene and I do love the bee of course! Adorable.

  9. I love the frame you added around your scene! What a great card. :)

  10. the smile on the cute bee's face is very sweet like honey.the frame is very cute.

  11. Julie I live this card because it is so different, after a very long time it is a square card and so good to see this.. The quirky expression on the bee's face just plants a smile on th face
    . 🐝🐝🐝

  12. Love the flowering branch, and that bee is just adorable! Darling card!

  13. This square card looks cute with bee and little flowers.

  14. This is such a sweet card Julie! So glad to be here on the hop with you :) I may have to buy some YNS bee stamps, there are quite some being showcased in the hop.

  15. This is so so sweet, I absolutely love it!

  16. Cute card! Bee is stinking adorable!

  17. Aww this is one super cute card :) Love the simple design and the frame!

  18. What a sweet card. That bee is so cute !! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Very cute bee and love the pretty window.

  20. Such a pretty garden card, the little florals and bee are darling.

  21. I like the composition of the card.

  22. CUTE card. Looking at it just makes me HAPPY. :) I love the expression on your bee image. :) Thanks for sharing and taking part in this important informational hop. Bee safe and stay well. :)

  23. Cute bee and lovely flowering branch. Looks fabulous in the frame!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. What a sweet and beautifully framed scene, so cute! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  25. sweet and lovely card...

  26. A great card. The blossom is just gorgeous.

  27. Super cute card it is... Loved the way you framed the whole scene 😃

  28. Wow! What a stunning design with those gorgeous flower branches and then that super fun, happy little bee!!! I just love him! I'm sure he'll bring a smile to all who see him!! Thanks for sharing! Take care! :)

  29. Your bee is so adorable, and your card is gorgeous! I love bees - thank you for promoting this cause!

  30. What a cute dimensional card! I love the simple white-on-white framing and the texture is wonderful with the floral branch! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for this blog hop!
    Rachelle : )

  31. Love the framed look and the cute bee

  32. This is a really sweet card. I love how cute the bee is.


  33. And a bee-utiful day to you as well! Thanks for the apicultural note... this card is so soft and sweet, especially the YNS ... Bugs and Kisses for a bee-utiful card! ♥️🐝

  34. So fun and cute card. It makes me smile!
    Valerija xx

  35. Oh wow Julie, this is something different and very appropriate as bees love the fruit tree blossoms and are really important pollinators for them! Love your softly inked sky and your die cut tree and the way your cute bee is bursting out of the frame! Vicky x

  36. This is such a beautiful square card Julie. i love the expression on the bee's face, so very YNS.. i think this has to become a part of my stash.. :P I love the soft stenciling and the highlight on the flowers which are a part of our existence :)