Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Arbor Day Blog Hop



I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
...Alfred Joyce Kilma

In the News: Arbor Day celebrated in Clarksville, 'Tree City USA' as quoted in their local paper
"I have a saying that trees are one of our utilities, and the reason I say that is because they help clean the air, they help control rainwater runoff, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen," he said. "What we really have when we have a line of trees around the city is a utility that provides good things for the population without having any cost associated with it."

Today, we are celebrating the wonderment of trees and we welcome you in our celebration. If you are just visiting me, I would love for you to have a good "roots" with our hop and start at the beginning of our seedling which is at. If you have arrived from                                     then don't "bark" up the wrong tree as you are standing in our midst!




Now for my project...

I've been reading over the years that there has been a serious decline in the bee population. Bees are extremely important, especially in regards to our food chain. Without bees, many of the foods that we depend upon will no longer exist. So, I decided to create this frame called "Trees need bees".
I took a regular frame and covered it with paper from Close to My Heart using modge podge. This paper comes from the Mayberry paper pack. The bees and trees come from the Create a Critter cartridge.  I cut out two bees, the shadow and the layers at 2 3/4 inches. I also cut out three trees. The two smaller trees are cut at 2 3/4 inches. The larger tree is cut out at 3 1/4 inches. 


I used Stickles on the wings of the bee. The color of the Stickes is waterfall. 


I welded the phrase "Trees need bees" on my cricut gypsy. The top font is from Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart. The "bees" is from Gypsy font. If you want to purchase the Art Philosophy cartridge, you can purchase it HERE. I used a white gel pen to create the faux stitching. 




 








I also used liquid pearls so the trees would look as though they were bearing fruit (thanks to the bees).


Thank you for visiting us today as we celebrate the loveliness of our trees. Your next stop along our trail is  Lori ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/Thank you for counting our rings and not stumping along the way!



9 comments:

  1. Tiffany, this is awesome! I have Modge Podge but haven't used it yet so thanks for the inspiration! I love the pearls used on the trees for the fruit effect and the bees are super cute! Thanks for sharing msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am loving your project ... funtastic!!!! Great blog and new follower!
    As always a pleasure hopping with you my friend and creating with you!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Lynne
    Her Craftiness

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  3. Ms.Tiffany! Wow O wow! I just love you project! Create a critter is 1 of my fav carts!! love those lil bees!
    Hugs, Wandy
    http://greenapplescrapper.blogspot.com

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  4. Awesome! I sure understand the need for bees, but man I really don't like those things!

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  5. Great frame! Love the sparkle and shine AND the message :)

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

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  6. Ohhhh! This is So sweet Tiffany!! I <3 it!! Trees Need Bees!! ;) lol but I agree with Laurie!! Let's leave them in the trees!! Ive seen My Girl way too many times!!

    xoxoxox

    Jessica @ www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the concept. Bees are very close to my heart and idea of losing them as a fixture in our world is unimaginable. Thanks for sharing!

    Tonya
    tonya_graham@sbcglobal.net

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  8. TFS!
    Wanda
    rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com

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