Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you ladies for celebrating our 2nd anniversary with us! It was yet another successful online crop and blog hop. I drew The Scrapbook Speedway (Paula) as the winner of my hop:) Congratulations Paula and again, thank you ALL for participating. We always have something fun going on over at our board. We'd love to have you join us! Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2009

NEW Cricut® Cartridges!

Hello All My Cricut® Lovers! We have EIGHT NEW Cartridges up for Preorder for the LOW price of $39.75 each (plus shipping). These will be shipping to us in early January. So buzz on by the store today and pick some up!

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Don't forget about the 3 new Seasonal Cartridges, remember these are in LIMITED QUANTITY and once their gone...THEY ARE GONE! So don't miss out and pick yours up now! Shipping late December. CLICK HERE to purchase.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

JuJu Bee's A Very Merry Blog Hop

Welcome to JuJu Bee's A Very Merry Blog Hop & Crop!

This is your first stop.

We are celebrating our 2nd Anniversary and this Festive time of year and invite you to join us in a journey Buzzin' through the DT's blogs.

First off I would like to show you a few projects the DT Bee's have been working on just for this Blog Hop & Crop. They used all past kits, yep that's right, we are still playing with our past kits! That's because they are loaded with tons of Awesome products!!

Take a look at this Amazing LO that DT Coordinator and Sketch Artist Trisha created using one of her very own sketches! Isn't it just BEEutiful?!

Our DT Bee Jamie created this gorgeous card holder. It's such a wonderful idea...especially this time of year when we all know we have oodles of cards! Why not put them in something as pretty as this?

She even made the inside BEEutiful!

Wow, she made her own cards to go in this holder. Now that's one fantastic gift idea. I know I would love to recieve a pretty little card holder filled with these fabulous cards she crafted.

DT Bee Kristin comes at us with another awesome gift idea - custom frames! Isn't this just adorable?! This girl has a knack for altering!!

DT Bee Amy has created a little piggy bank out of a formula can that's just perfect for the children in your life! Not to mention recycling :)

She also created a necklace using scraps...but really who can even pay attention to that necklace when there is such a gorgeous little girl modeling it? ;)

Why not create those special people in your life a card? They are fast, easy, and so much give and recieve!

I hope you have gotten a few ideas for creating those last minute gifts! For more ideas, fun challenges, games, and prizes please join us in the FORUM for our Online Crop. There is so much going on and we are always looking for some more friendly faces to join us.

**On to the blog candy!**

Up for grabs is JuJu Bee's Sept Kit which features Glitz Design 'Olivia'. This is such a wonderful kit, so vibrant and full of life! All you have to do to be in the drawing to win is tell JuJu Bee's what makes your Holiday Season Very Merry? Do you and your family have special traditions that you celebrate? Seeing relatives that you rarely see? Just being with those that you love? Or maybe it's just the lights...the pretty pretty lights! We just want to know what makes this time of year Merry for you!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please head on over to DT Bee
Amy's blog for your chance at even more scrappy goodness and to check out what she's been up to! When you complete the Blog hop come back here to let me know what you thought about it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tutorial - Make your own Mist Sprays

Hello beautiful ladies! I have a really easy tutorial for you today. It all started about a month ago when I reached for my Glimmer Mist and realized I was almost out...Oh NO!! I went to my local SB store and they were sold out as well, and I had no patience to wait for some to be mailed to me. I had remembered hearing somewhere that you could create your own, this got me thinking...HOW?! So I researched it a bit and found so many different ways to do it. The problem was that I didn't have the inks they say to use, so I just did it my own way figuring it out as I went along. I would like to share with you a few tricks I have figured out.

The things you may need:

*Clean empty spray bottles
*paints/powders (I used some PearlX that I have had forever)/food coloring

Start off by getting your desired amount of powder into your bottle. I was using the end of a crab pick that I had bent to work for what I needed. Hey - I was using what I had around! lol I used two 'spoon' fulls of gold.

Then I added water. I was using a medicine dropper, this made things so much easier - for me!

This is what it looks like after I shook it up.

And this is what it looked like after sprayed onto white cardstock. Notice the pretty shimmer!! Now on these examples I sprayed the mist really heavy to show the colors.

Another thing I played around with was making paint sprays. Just add water to your bottle and I added 4-5 dropplets..ok more like paint gobbs straight from the bottle. On some of my mists I have used just paint and it looks pretty, but if you want it to shimmer then add your powder in a like color.

This is what the brown paint looks like. I didn't add the PearlX powder to this one just to show you how a paint spray looks.

Try adding food coloring to your mister! It looks awesome! The color of your mist will depend on how much food coloring you add to your water. I typically add about 6 drops. I like my colors to be bright! Again you can add the powders to this, but it looks great as is.

Here is that the blue food coloring spray looks like. I also didn't add any PearlX powder to this...all Food Coloring!

Here is a little sample of the colors I made today using these techniques. So fun and versatile and I can make ANY color I need to go with my LO's!! Now that's exciting!!

Here are a few recent LO's that I have created using my homemade mist sprays!
Just look at what these babies can do :)

I hope you will give them a try and show off your work using your very own Homemade Mists!! We can't wait to see them!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Looking for a unique and more
personalized way of giving a gift card?

This is super simple and very cute.

Friday, December 11, 2009

LOTW December 7 - 13

Going into our Gallery this week
this LO caught my eye imeditaly.
This is by our lovely member ErinBean!

Isn't Aunt Betty Beautiful?
The whole LO is just stunning.

CD Notebook Tutorial

I really enjoyed making the CD Ornaments
and decided to try something different.
This is the perfect stocking stuffer!
It's inexpensive, and
doesn't take to long to create.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Very Merry Blog Hop & Crop

It's that time again!! As promised JuJu Bee's is back with another Blog Hop and Crop just in time for you to create some wonderful Christmas gifts for loved ones (or to just keep for yourself!!) Overall we just want to have a great time with some sweet ladies and win some Fabulous Prizes! Are you in? We hope so. Our last Crop and Blog hop was such a huge success because of the love we recieved from JuJu Bee's supporters! So we wanted to do it all over again. This time Bigger and Better :)

Some of the challenges you will be seeing include:
-Gift card Holder
-Year in Review
-Handmade gifts
-Games Galore

We hope you will take time out of your Crazy Christmas Schedules and join us in our FORUM for some much needed relaxation amongst Scrappy Friends to Celebrate this Wonderful Holiday Season and JuJu Bee's 2nd Anniversary!

It's that time of year!

This is our busy season right now and it is taking us a bit longer than expected to get orders out as we have had nearly 3000 since the week of Thanksgiving and more coming in each day, and there is only 2 of us answering emails and packaging up. Some of the manufacturers that we deal with have also had delays and items on backorder. We are expected to be all caught up by weeks end though. We sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may have caused.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Need some Inspiration?

Exciting News!

JuJu Bee's very own wonderfully talented Design Team Coordinator and Sketch Artist Trisha has just started her very own Sketch site called Sketch Inspiration.

Sketch Inspiration is a scrapbooking community with weekly sketches available to inspire the creativity within yourself. Every Sunday Trisha posts a beautiful new sketch that is just waiting for you to work your magic with. We see big things happening there in the months to come!! We hope you will take the time to head on over and show your support for our Lovely Trisha.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for some really exciting news here at JuJu Bee's!

Blog Credit:
Graphics used on page are from digital scrapbooking kits Ladybird and Bee Love by Mag Designs. Blog arranged by Designs by Sarah using her Blog Design Service.