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!

Monday, August 15, 2016

SoSS I is for Inappropriate

It has been far too long that I've played in any challenges. So when I saw the theme at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers I knew I had to play!

I absolutely love their challenges, and here is my project-

and then the inappropriateness (if you don't like profanity, please go no further)

I'm going to send this card to my brother so he can forward it on to his boss at work. She is such a twit!

Here are the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Stamps: Outside sentiment, Helen & Alice (Funny Bones by Riley & Co.), inside sentiment (Snarky Stamps for Paper Issues.) Versafine Onyx ink.
  2. Paper: Theresa Collins Memorabilia 6x6 pad, grey, teal cardstock (stash).
  3. Ribbon: American Crafts.
  4. Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #77-All About Animals

Welcome! The challenge at Kitty Bee Designs today is All About Animals and our sponsor is Aurora Wings!

Here is my project-

I chose this adorable Christmas Pup from Aurora Wings for my card. I used Copics to color him (E01, E33 E34, E51 for pup, R35, R43, R46 for the hat & candy cane) and chose a very simple design to show how cute he is! The background paper is from Papermania Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes, and I cut an extra stocking from the remnants to insert in the center. And since I'm on a mission to use up my scraps, the sentiment cardstock is from my stash. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. and stamped with Versamark Onyx ink. I also used American Crafts red & white twine to cover up a dotted line that the stockings hang from.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 25, 2016

For You Cow

Hello! Today is my spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I would like to share this card with you!

The background paper is some old Creative Memories that I'm trying to use up! In fact, I'm trying to make it a mission of mine to use up my stash instead of buying new. The paper is two sided-the solid green and the flowered side, which makes it easy to use because it already coordinates. The image is Kitty Bee's For You Cow, which I colored with my Copics. The sentiment was cut with MFT's fishtail banner die, and Unity Stamp Co. (Summer Girl set) was used along with Versafine Onyx ink. The flower is from my stash (it was light yellow and I colored it with Copics) as is the button I added for the center.

Thank you for joining me!