October 17, 2012

Jillibean Soup & The Bee Keeper

I have two stories to share with you today. The first one is the process of how this layout came to be. Are you ready for the story? It all started with wanting to play with Jillibean Soup. I just got the new collections and they were calling out to me!!! You know exactly what I mean don't you?! I also wanted to play along with the Jillibean Soup October Sketch by Nicole Nowosad. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.  However, I did not have 3 photos. I had 6 photos. Truth be told, I really had 7, but I decided I could tell the story with only 6! So besides the Jillibean Soup I really wanted to scrap these photos and these photos really needed to go with this particular Jillibean Soup paper that I have been hoarding for forever! I also wanted to use the sketch, so I did. I just flipped it around a bit. What do you think? I also had seen this very cool LO by Summer Fullerton on the Jillibean blog recently and I loved her title work. So that inspired how I did mine using my Silhouette and Stencil font. You can check out her layout HERE.





Here is Nicole's sketch:


The next is the story of the photos. One day I was sitting in my scrappy room and I noticed what looked like a bunch of insects flying around a bush in our backyard. Now this bush is probably 30 yards from me. I am not sure what else could be flying around except bees, so I go outside to inspect and lo and behold it is bees and they are obviously making a home in this bush. Here is a close up of them.


I was a little freaked, but after doing some research, I decided to call a local bee keeper to come and relocate the bees. We were able to stand pretty close and watch since the bees were focused on him!  Like he said, "they are going to be mad at me!" since he was the one disturbing them. The bee keeper, Paul, let me take the photos and actually asked that I send him copies of them. When I emailed them to him, he was able to confirm that he had indeed gotten the queen and was able to successfully relocate the new hive. It was a very fascinating process to watch him remove them and catch them. I also learned quite a bit about bees and the how and why they start new colonies. 

HAPPY HONEY HUGS!
Juliana

14 comments:

  1. What an awesome event to document!! I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the colors (perfect for this!) and loveeeeeeee the title work!!!!

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  2. very cool! love your take on the sketch!

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  3. What a great take on the sketch!

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  4. Love the LO and the pictures although that's really scary! such a large bee hive!!

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  5. Great story to capture in photos and create a layout around. All those bees give me the willies! Glad they're gone!

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  6. I definitely get goose bumps from that pic, Julianna!! I would have wanted them gone too!! Love how this Jillibean line works so well with the photos and story and your title work is really awesome!! And very cool that the bee keeper asked you to send him the photos!! :)

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  7. I am loving your take on the sketch!! Awesome layout Juliana and you were definitely right that these pictures and papers were made for each other!

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  8. Perfect LO for those pictures and that wonderfully told story. Great job!

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  9. cute story and beautiful layout ....I too love playing with Jillibean Soup :)

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  10. Great layout...we had a hornet's nest in our attic once...now THAT was exciting!

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  11. What a fascinating day!! Fabulous LO. Love how you misted the hexagons over the circles - such a fab technique to pull this LO together so beautifully!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  12. Very interesting!! Love the honeycomb paper to match & great photo series too!

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  13. Well that's not something that happens everyday. What a wonderful way to capture the event and also great use of the hexagon background. :)

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  14. I love the colors of your layout. As always, my friend, you are so inspiring!!! :)

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA