Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kitty Bee Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Kitty Bee Halloween Blog Hop! We are celebrating the newest Halloween images from Kitty Bee Designs, and they are so adorable!
  • My image is the Kal-Bee Milk Bottle cow-isn't she adorable? I just crack up when I see this cow dressed as a milk bottle.
  • Here is a link to the KBD etsy store ( so you can shop all of the fabulous KBD images.

Here is a list of ingredients for this card-
  1. KBD image colored with colored pencils, cut out with Spellbinders Labels Seven.
  2. Background & mat paper is Creative Memories, highlighted with Ocean Stickles.
  3. Spiders and sentiment by Paper Smooches, Memento black ink. 
  4. Pop dots behind sentiment.
And now for the prize: you can comment on EVERYONE's post from the bloghop list and we will pick THREE lucky commenters to win a digi of their choice from the new release.  Multiple comments on the same blog don't count but the more dt members' blogs you comment on, the better your chances are to win!

Hop Order:

Hop Order: Kitty Bee Designs Blog
TraceyB - Tracey's Corner Cards
Julie - I Made A Card
Taniaj - Manx Made
Katie - Katie's Crafts
Zella - Joyful Expressions
TraceyMo - Mowbray Designs
Larissa - Muffins and Lace
Mari- M and My Crazy Family
Shirl - Creations by Shirl
Michelle - Just A Nutter Stamper
Cely - Hawaii Paper Party
Niki - Stampin'HI
Leanne - Finding My Groove
Elina - Scrapbooks, Crafts, and Cards, Oh My!
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Ruth is offering a 15% off coupon to her etsy store (see link above) for Labor Day.  Code is 'Labor15' and runs from Friday 8/29 thru 9/5, good on both clear stamps and digi stamps.
Your next stop on the hop is Cely! Have fun!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Kitty Bee Design Team Announcement!

I am happy and excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a part of the Kitty Bee Design Team for Aloha Friday Challenges! For challenge #31 the theme is Back to School, and the prize to one lucky participant is from 2Cute Ink!

Here is my project-

This was made with 2Cute Inks backpackpup digi. I used regular Artist's Loft pencils from Michaels to color my image, and a few Spectrum Noirs. I then used my Spellbinders Labels #9 to cut the image out, after I fussy cut the top. The background is Best Creations Robot #6 paper, matted with Wausau Navy Shimmer paper. The sentiment is computer generated with a free internet font called Rogue.

This will make a great birthday card for any of my nephews!

Edited to Add-have you ever messed up on a challenge? The theme is back to school, not birthdays! My bad!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Moxie Fab World

Me again! The Moxie Fab World is inspired by Foxes, and here is my project-

I had a devil of a time with this card! I finally chose My Minds Eye Kraft Christmas stack paper, Wausau shimmer paper in Green (band embossed with Anna Griffiths Paper Snowflakes embossing strip), Coordinations Kraft paper, Recollections green pearls, and Unity Stamps Christmas Foxes in Brown ink.

I still don't know if it needs something else, but I like the CAS-ness(?!) of it. I tried for simple and elegant, but I don't know if I would go that far, lol.

What do you think?

I'm also entering this at Unity's Friends with Flair Challenge.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Moxie Fab World Fabulous Friday challenge

Hi! At Moxie Fab World the challenge is to be inspired by this picture-


And here is my project-

I was inspired by the bark of the pencils for the woodgrain, and I figured if you looked at the pencils all together from the top, it would resemble the dotted paper!

I used Unity Stamps (Boots, class and a lil sass), Memento ink, and colored pencils for the image.
The woodgrain paper is from DIY Crate Paper, the colored circle paper is from Studio Calico Snippets, and Bazzill dk. gold paper. I added regular household twine tied with scraps to resemble barbed wire-goes with the aged wood and the boots!

I hope you enjoyed this little card!

I'm also entering this at Unity Friends with Flair!

New Design Team Member

Hi! My name is Michelle from Just A Nutter Stamper, and I'm a new member of the Kitty Bee design team. Today is my DT Spotlight day! I love to pick adorable puppy images for my niece Anna as she is as big a dog lover as I am! Here is the cupcake pup I chose from the Etsy store-

This image was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used Spellbinder dies to cut the image out, and used the Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder on the white background paper. The teal cardstock is Coordination Brights, and scrap yellow and red complete the card.

This is my first project as part of the Kitty Bee Design Team, and I'm so excited to join such a talented group of people!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JAS Chalkboard Easel Card

At JAS this week, the challenge was to make a chalkboard easel card, and after many trips thru the internet, I was inspired to make this-

After cutting the easel and layering the brown embossed "wood" along the edges, I stamped this Unity Stamp with Versamark Ink and used white embossing powder for this sentiment. After using white chalk ink to "chalk" the board, I added Prima Roses to the corner and quilled a piece of chalk for the ledge!

I hope you enjoyed my card.

I'm  also entering this at Unity's Friends with Flair Challenge.

JAS Pop Up Challenge

This week at JAS, the challenge is Pop-Up Cards! I found this card on Artiste, cut with my Cricut-

What's cool about this card is you can decorate the outside any way you like! I used Wild Card for the "Just a Note" in scraps of brown and the interior orange, and flowers and rhinestones from my stash.

I would love to have a different pop up in the center-Happy Birthday-so I may have to play on Cricut Craft Room to see if I could make one!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

JAS Child's Birthday Challenge

At JAS we are challenged to make a child's birthday card using Zoo Animals, and here is a set of three I made-

Here's a list of ingredients-

  1. Background paper is by Best Creations "Safari Boy".
  2. Cricut cartridges Create a Critter (monkey) and Create a Critter 2 (lion & elephant)
  3. Various sentiments from Paper Smooches, Stampendous, and Mark's Finest Papers.
  4. All banners and animals were made from the scrap stash.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

JAS Template challenge

The challenge at JAS this week is to use your favorite template. I love my Cricut, so anything you make with a Cricut is a template! This is a card I made using elements from a scrap swap of images, papers, and sentiments!

Sometimes when you do a swap, you don't know what stamps were used from what company, or paper, etc. I do know that the owl is from Create a Critter 2 (made by my DT sister Emily!)  I cut the branch from a Spellbinders die, and hand cut the tree trunk from the brown patterned paper. I thought hanging the sentiment with the twine she provided would be a cute touch.

Thanks for looking!