(2019 c102) In the FALL we say Adieu to 80 bee hives

Fall Bookmarks for our Bee Keeper friends & their families. See the fronts and backs in the 2 photos below:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We offer our little 5 acres to Bee Keepers during the summer to house about 80 bee hives (this is their time away from their main jobs in orange & almond orchards in the winter).  In the fall they get picked up and head back south to do their real job.  We love having these amazing working bees with us for a few months of the year.  They are truly  an AMAZING example of God’s creation!

I first made the background watercolor paper by following the video tutorial of Svitlana over at Alte New’s post called Soap Bubbles, Liquid Watercolor Background by Svitlana. See progress photos below: (the darker bubbles in photo 2 & 3 were achieved by just touching the bubbles on top of the paper with the straw of  Tattered Angels This was so neat because it traveled down to the paper and made great contrasting outlines of the bubbles on top of the lighter bubble background for the sky!


I cut the flowers out of watercolor paper with Sizzix  Tim Holtz Wildflowers 2 Thinlits Die TH661808 and “painted” them with Distress Inks by Ranger .  I inlaid the flowers back into the background to create a flat surface.   I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die  to emboss the honeycomb with Silks Acrylic Glaze by Colour Arte .

Then on some I wrote a sentiment and on others stamped with Uniko Bee Happy Stamp Set.  I topped it off with the bee from Sizzix Tim Holtz Geo Insects 664180 To add a little sparkle I laminated the finished bookmarks following Jennifer MdGuire’s Embellished Windows Technique.  (using laminator sheets) Check out her blog post and she has a Great video Tutorial. See  zoomed in photos of 2 bookmarks front & back below:


Challenges Entered:

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #406 – 407 – Anything Goes

KatScrappiness: Fall/Halloween

TheCatsPajamasChal. #362 – Fall

DieCutDivasFall or Fall Colors



  1. Verna Angerhofer

    Wonderful bookmarks and so perfect in design. It was nice you laminated them too.

  2. beaglefest

    Love the bees for your beekeepers! Neat tutorial, thank for the link. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  3. Marvelous works of art. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. OH WOW! These are SO FUN! Thank you soooo much for joining us! Can’t wait to see what you create next month! Meghan Kennihan – Design Team member at Kat Scrappiness
    Visit my blog – MadeByMeghanK

  5. Lisa Bzibziak

    Wow… beautiful…love that technique… I must watch the video. Love all of the beautiful color and how awesome that you help our bees! I’m sure their keepers will love these!

  6. Your bookmarks are so cool, Lagene! I love the bubble technique, and remember using it with my kids when they were little in a very different way. such a great background effect you have achieved with your technique! I’m sure this was a very loved gift to your bee keepers! How wonderful you share your property with them. What a great use of land! My Dad used to let horse hunters/jumpers use his farm after he shut down the dairy.

    • So neat your Dad offered his land to be used by others too! “Resources” It’s so TRUE, we all have something that can fill a need of others! Sometimes that may be our own time to share ourselves with others, like visiting the elderly in nursing homes, or making and sending them cards.

  7. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Die Cut Divas Challenge and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon 🙂

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