B's Week - Buzz Buzz

Amanda here gracing you with my presence today!  At this time of year, the bees are buzzin' here at the Coleman household.  We have a lovely ornamental fruit tree in our front yard that just swarms with bees in the springtime.  I love to watch them buzz around and collect pollen.  (The biology teacher in me wanted to write an entire post on pollen collection.  It is so fascinating!)  My project today was inspired by the bees buzzing in my yard and the tiny bees on the Andrea Paper from the Oh Happy Day collection. 

I die cut an oval, hearts and parentheses and assembled my bee to look like the one on the Andrea paper.   Cute little bugger, huh? 

I die cut approximately 80 flowers from the Mira's Pearls paper, rolled them up, and stuck them in a 3" foam ball with quilters pins. The subtle variation in the pink print adds a bit of extra dimension to each of the rolled roses. 

I covered a small wooden pot with a coordinating print from the Country Charm collection.  I love how the print on the Handycraft paper looks like a basket weave. 

(BONUS: I couldn't resist.  If you are interested in learning more about how bees collect pollen, check out this post on my blog today.  You won't look at bees the same ever again!)

Supplies: Mira's Pearls Paper (1764) - Oh Happy Day, Andrea Paper (1773) - Oh Happy Day, Handycraft Paper (1508) - Country Charm, Flora Craft floral wire and floral foam, Dritz quilting pins, Nicole Crafts wooden pot, Offray pink satin ribbon, reindeer moss (floral supply), 3" foam ball, black, yellow and vellum scraps.

One more thing before you go :)
We are so excited to announce that Scrapbook.com is carrying out new collections
Oh Happy Day, Splendor, and Botanique
To see them all 

They are selling fast, so hurry and buys come ;)


  1. So EXCITED about SB.COM!!! That's AWESOME news!! CONGRATS!!!!

    I love love love love love love this Amanda!! I loveeeeeeeeee those flowers and the pins are the perfect touch!!!

  2. Amanda...this is so fun! Those flowers are gorgeous and that bee, so stinkin' cute!

  3. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!!! I love how you stuck the flowers on with pins, so much easier than gluing! I must "pin" this to make one myself.

  4. This is just the thing I am looking for to add to my craft room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/, I think it will look perfect out there, not to mention a couple for the house!