Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Halloween at Kitty Bee Designs

Hello! Time for a spooky Halloween challenge at Kitty Bee Designs! Enter the challenge and you can win digi's from-


KennyK Stamps
| Clear and Digi Stamps for Card Making, Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts

Here is my project:

Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Who is Your Mummy (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Die Cuts: Cricut Design Space.
I wanted to add this mummy to the graveyard scene to make something different. I'll put a cute sentiment on the inside (something like "You're really starting to unravel now!". This will go to my friend up in Idaho, as we both lament to each other that we're falling apart!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pink Halloween?

At the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, the theme is Pink Halloween. Frickin' hard to think up a Halloween card with pink, don't ya' think? But I did, and here is my card-

Once I had the pink idea, I started off embossing black cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder called "Skeleton Scroll". I used a glue stick over the embossed areas and used gold foil to highlight the design. The skeletons, gold wig, and wine glass were all cut with my Cricut out of Design Space. The sentiment was computer generated with a speech bubble stamped over it and fussy cut out. And the BRIGHT pink cardstock was a scrap out of my stash (good riddance-I HATE pink!). I know enough wine drinkers to send this card to!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October Spotlight

Hello! Today is my spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and here is a project I made for you!

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Salt & Pepper kitties (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copic markers. If the image isn't in the shop, you can request it!
  2. Paper: Eerie (Basic Grey), brown, white cardstock (stash).
  3. Ribbon: pumpkins (American Crafts).
  4. Dies: Nested Bats (Spellbinders)
  5. Stamps: Trick or Treat (Unity Stamp Co., Frightful Sentiments), Boo! (Mark's Finest Paper, Mini Broom Ride). 
  6. Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Spiced Marmalade (Ranger).
I'm going to send this to my brother, who has two orange tabbys named Otis & Grady. I colored these kitties to resemble them!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Happy Birthday Challenge!

Welcome to Challenge #81 at Kitty Bee Designs, and our theme is Birthdays! We are sponsored by-




Here is my project:

Here's the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Image: Carlie with Flowers (Make it Crafty), colored with Copics.
  2. Papers: white, pale teal cardstock (stash), flower pattered cardstock (We R Memory Keepers, Simply Spring 6x6 pad).
  3. Dies: Classic Edges One, Classic Decorative Inserts Three (Spellbinders).
  4. Embossing Folder: Decorative Tile set (Cuttlebug)
  5. Stamp: Happy Birthday (Avery Elle, Thanks a Bunch set).
Make sure to enter our challenge to win some awesome digi's of your choice!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Guest Designer

Hello! Today I'm the guest designer at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and the challenge is...

I dearly love the Sisterhood. I love making funny, snarky cards. This one is more funny than snarky-

and on the inside-

My husband loved this card-it's one of the few times hes belly laughed one of my cards.

Here's the materials I used:
  1. Image: Retro woman on phone (Graphic's Fairy).
  2. Paper: coral cardstock, coral polka dot, white cardstock (Stash).
  3. Ribbon: black & white gingham (Offray, Jo-Anns).
 I made a second card, just because I wanted a choice of what to submit-

 The sentiment is computer generated and I added the Art Impressions Wine Diva stamp and colored her with Copics. The blue cardstock is from Recollections, as is the kraft base. The background I stamped with the Paper Smooches set Hot Concoctions with Memento's Rich Cocoa ink. Such a fun card!

Thanks for visiting!

I'm also entering this at Naughty or Nice Challenges.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trying a new Technique...

At Shopping our Stash the challenge is to try a new technique. The inside of the card was a toughie as I didn't want the inside totally embossed!

To make the papers I inked up my Darice falling leaves embossing folder (the raised side) with a Stampin' Up multi-color ink pad called Pumpkin Patch. The paper was then ran through the embossing machine and I got the result you see! I used Bittersweet Twine, craft leaves, and an acorn (cut with Art Philosophy) for my focal point. The inside was made as the front but made with a diagonal pattern only on the long corners, so a blank non-textured space is left for a sentiment or hand written note. I had to send the paper through twice to get the corners embossed. ETA: To get the diagonal corners like this, I inked up the embossing folder on the diagonal, and then carefully laid the paper over it on the diagonal also, with the main portion hanging outside the embossing folder. I used my Big Shot, as the Cuttlebug is too small for diagonal layouts. But I could have done a straight 2 inch edge in the Cuttlebug on each end.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs & A Random Fan

It's that time of year again-Back to School! Kitty Bee Designs Challenge is Back to School, and our sponsors are:

 A Random Fan
And Sami Stamps!

Here is my project-

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: School First (A Random Fan). Colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Paper: all cardstock from the Paper & Glue collection (Echo Park).
  3. Stickers: apple & sentiment from the Paper & Glue collection (Echo Park).
  4. Embellishments: 1/8" white Offray ribbon, Imaginese I-rock white dots.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 22, 2016

DT Spotlight at Kitty Bee Designs

Hello! Today is my spotlight at Kitty Bee Designs, and I'm here with a Lady Bug thank you card that is great for any occasion!

I used the Ladybug from Kitty Bee Designs, printed it off with a toner copier, and used a heat laminator to red foil the outline (here is a great tutorial for this)-

I used Copics to color the ladybug, and adhered her to the cross stitched circle by Lawn Fawn. The red gingham paper is Creative Memories (along with the ladybug stickers) I've had for years! The ribbon is Offray (Jo-Anns), and the thank you deboss die cut is Spellbinders Sentiments 6 using Versafine Onyx ink.

Thank you for visiting!