Saturday, December 9, 2017

Guest Designer at SoSS!

The challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is-



and to make a card that features an animal! Several ways you can interpret that, and here is mine-


I have a sister who is Vegan, who I would give this to-but not my friend who raises cattle! A very simple card, the sentiment is by A Muse Studio, the cow a Cricut cut, and some OLD paper that is in the unknown pile. I need to think something up that's snarky for the inside, like "Since cows are vegan, and I eat cows, I'm a vegan too!". Or something like that.

Now I know you all can do a lot better than I did-so get busy and join the challenge!



Monday, December 4, 2017

Kitty Bee Spotlight-December

Hello! Today is my Spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I want to share with you this adorable image, from the Etsy store-




This is the Santa Kal-Bee Digital Christmas Cow, and isn't he just the cutest little guy? I colored him with my Copics, and added Amplify by Neon for the "fur" (it's a liquid that "puffs" up when hit with a heat gun). The image was cut with a Little B die, and the Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Stamps (& dies) are the perfect sentiment. The paper is from My Mind's Eye Brown Paper Bag Christmas stack. The red ink on the sentiment is Candied Apple Distress Oxide.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Industrial Tree

  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers always have great and unusual challenges, and I'm playing along this week because I struggle with Steampunk!

 

SoSS #98 - I is for Industrial


Here is my project-


This card came together pretty quickly because it's a hodge podge of items that I made while learning new techniques. The background paper was done with Distress Inks and Deco foil over a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and I sure hope I kept the tutorial on it! The gears on the tree are paper clay that I used in a silicone mold (Mod Podge-I got it at Michaels) and spray painted gold. The clock is a Spellbinders die, and computer generated sentiment.

What can improve my Steampunkiness/Industrial vibe? Please let me know!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Challenge #109 Aloha Fridays-Anything Goes/ Optional Twist: Christmas

Welcome to Aloha Fridays Challenge #109-Anything Goes/ Optional Twist: Christmas! You can make anything you want, with the option of making something to do with Christmas.

And our two sponsors for this challenge are-

https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps?ref=condensed_trust_header_title_items


and
Kadoodle Bug Designs


Here is my project-



Did you know that Kaboodle Bug Designs has SVG files? Me neither! This cute & adorable Christmas Cow is so darn easy to make! I have a friend who raises Murray Grey cattle, and I always try to find or make a Christmas cow card. This cut file made it easy to leave off the spots, because Murray Greys are either solid black, dun, or silver.  Besides the cow cut file, here are other components of this card-
  1. Cardstock: green, red, holly (Michaels Recollection 2016), pink, vellum from my stash.
  2. Stamps: Winter Big Scripty Words (& matching dies-Lawn Fawn), Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink.
  3. Other: 3mm white foam.
Check out Kaboodle Bugs fun designs!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

SoSS Challenge-Remember!

At Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (I am a huge fan), the challenge is to make a card about remembering, and here is my project-


Ingredients:
  1. Graphic 45 Bathing Beauties paper
  2. BG paper K & Co Vintage
  3. Solid rust cardstock, Kraft cardstock
  4. Brown sheer ribbon
  5. Roses cut with Artiste Cricut cartridge, paper of my choosing
  6. Computer generated sentiments
The inside says " You do? You don't look that old! Happy Birthday!"

This is being entered at SoSS Remember challenge.

I hope you enjoyed this card!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Kitty Bee Design Spotlight-November

Hello! Today is my Spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I want to share with you this adorable image, from the Etsy store-


I love playing with my Copic compresser and learned a few things I would do different. The sentiment turned out the way I wanted it, but the main image didn't. So, if I could do it over again-I would trim the mask close to the big images only. I would cut off the thread and pins in order to get more color closer to the cat and pincushion. I also learned that if you take a matching colored pencil and LIGHTLY color the white areas, you can seamlessly blend the Copic spray and the pencil. But, you live and learn! Here are the materials I used for this card-
  1. Image: Sewing Kit (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Labels One, Labels One Small, Fancy Tags Two (Spellbinders)
  3. Paper: patterned, dark green, white (unknown).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (magazine gift), Versafine Onyx ink.
Thank you for visiting!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs Color Challenge #107

Welcome to Aloha Fridays Challenge #107-a color challenge! Just use at least two of the colors on your creation!


And our two sponsors for this challenge are-


and


Here is my project-



Isn't this Fairy Kitty from My Besties too cute?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

SoSS-Z is for Zombies!

Well, hello!

Today I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for their next challenge-





Z is for Zombies!

Wow, Edna goes all out for Halloween, doesn't she?


Here is my project-


Inside

Better view of the inside snarky sentiment-

This card is going to my niece who is scared of Zombies-like they really exist! Our valley has a Halloween 5k fun run, and you sign up to be a human or a Zombie. It's pretty wild. And she freaks out every time!

Here is the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Scene It- Mummy Scene (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics
  2. Paper: patterned paper (Best Creations), black, lime green, orange (Michaels Recollections).
  3. Stamp: sentiment on front (Unity Stamp Co.), sentiment inside (My Two Lips), Versafine Onyx ink.
  4. Die Cuts: cobweb, spider, happy halloween (Cricut-Artfully Sent).
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Challenge #105-Kids at Kitty Bee Designs


Hello! Today is the start of a new challenge at Aloha Fridays, and our wonderful sponsors are-


 and

The challenge for the next two weeks are Kiddy Cards! Here is my project-





Isn't this image from Fred, She Said just adorable? This is Halloween Rosey, and she isn't scary at all! Most kids love dogs, so I thought she was great for a Halloween card for my neice (Her dog is exactly like Rosey). The polka dot paper is by Best Creations, and the solid paper I found in my scrap stash. I added green & orange sequins for a little sparkle, and the sentiment is from the Broom Riders set from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Kitty Bee Spotlight post

Hello! Today is my Spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I want to share with you this adorable image, from the Etsy store-


This adorable kitty salt & pepper shaker image (colored with Copics) was perfect for the sentiment, which is from Sugar Peas Designs Smitten Kitten set. The dies I used are from Spellbinders Labels Fifteen and Blooms one. All of the paper is from my stash, so I can't give you a manufacture on the pretty damask.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lost & Found at SoSS

I'm entering this card at SoSS #93 - L is for Lost and Found


The Sista's are challenging all of us to use things that we have stored, stashed, forgotten, etc. This card came together out of my reject basket (sometimes I cut things that end up being the wrong size or color and it ends up in the basket!).


This card is way out of my comfort zone-lots and lots of doodads. I'll try to list what I know!
  1. Background and main image-Bathing Beauties by Graphics 45.
  2. Lace-stash.
  3. Brown border-stash (I keep items like this in a plastic storage box for future use).
  4. Buttons-stash
  5. Tag & Sentiment-Unity Stamps.
  6. Gold & teal banners-Martha Stewart-finally found them in my Oops basket.
  7. Brown Picture flourish-Spellbinders, Creative Memories paper.
  8. Ric Rack & Twine-Michaels
Thanks you for visiting!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Aloha Friday Challenge-Fairytale/Fantasy

Welcome! Today is the start of the newest Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs-

 Aloha Friday Challenge #103 – Fairytale/Fantasy

Our wonderful sponsors are-


and



Be sure to play for a chance to win great digital images! Here is my project-



I wanted to make something very soft and feminine, so I chose very pastel Copics to color the image.

Here is a list of materiasl I used-
  1. Image: Little Flower Fairy (All Dressed Up), colored with Copics, Clear Wink of Stella on wings.
  2. Stamps: sentiment (Lasting Thoughts Kit-Unity Stamp Co.) white embossing powder, Versamark ink.
  3. Paper: pink ombre cardstock, white shimmer quatrefoil (Unknown).
  4. Embellishments: white iridescent sequins, glass beads.
Thanks for visiting!
  1. Dies: stitched squares (My Favorite Things).

Monday, September 4, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs-Purramedic!


Hello! Today is my Spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I want to share with you this adorable image, from the Etsy store-


And here are the materials I made to make this card-
  1. Image: Etsy Cat 02 (If it isn't in the shop, you can always request it!), colored with Copics.
  2. Paper: all paper from my scrap stash.
  3. Stamps: nurses hat, stethoscope, sentiment (Smitten Kitten, Sugar Pea Designs), Versafine Onyx Ink.
  4. Dies: nurses hat (Smitten Kitten dies, Sugar Pea Designs), stitched rectangles (Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix).
I thought the sentiment was so adorable, great for a Get Well Card! And that cat is so darn adorable!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aloha Friday-Anything Goes!

Welcome! Today is the start of the newest Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs-

 Aloha Friday Challenge #101 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Summer

Our wonderful sponsors are-




and

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Here is my project-


Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Flower and Curls Girl (Lemon Shortbread), colored with Copics.
  2. Stamp: sentiment (Day Made set, Unity Stamp Co.).
  3. Punch: Studio G Butterfly punch.
  4. Paper: solid green, yellow, peach cardstock (stash), patterned paper (Simply Spring 6 x 6 pad, We R Memory Keepers).
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs-Spotlight August

Hello! Today I want to share with you this adorable image, Happy Birthday Kitty, from Kitty Bee Designs-




The whole theme of the card came from this spotted paper from GCD 6 x 6 pack called Sunkissed. I made spots on the icing to resemble sprinkles, and made the hat spotted with Copic markers. The image was cut out with MFT Stitched Square dies, and I used my Cricut to make the balloons and circle for the sentiment. The sentiment design is from the Cricut Artiste stamps, and the Happy Birthday is from Avery Elle's Thanks a Bunch set.

I always need birthday cards, so this is a great addition to my stash.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Aloha Friday's 100th Birthday Challenge

Happy Summer friends!!
Can you believe that 4 years ago, we started the Aloha Friday Challenge as a fun way to gather some friends and promote Kitty Bee Designs. The challenge has grown so much and we are so happy to welcome friends and fans around the world, as well as some amazing Design Team members and sponsors!!
In honor of our 100th challenge celebration, we’d like to invite you, our amazing fans and friends, to join in for a special round of amazing giveaways!! There’s a ton of ways to win one of NINE different sponsored prizes... NINE of them!!!

And we wanted to take some time and say THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for their support - We couldn't do such fun challenges without you!! We'd especially like to thank the sponsors that have offered up some amazing prizes for this celebration:


Bugaboo Stamps - http://www.bugaboostamps.com
Crafty Sentiments Designs - http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk

Ppinkydolls - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ppinkydollsart?section_id=13880735&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

Sasayaki Glitter - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SasayakiGlitter

Scrap N' Dipity - http://scrapndipity.com

The East Wind - http://etsy.com/shop/theeastwind

The Paper Shelter - http://www.thepapershelter.com

Here is one of my favorite projects from being a DT member at Kitty Bee Designs-


I did make this an Aries card for a friend of mine who's really into astrology. I thought it would be cool to make an actual copy of the constellation (drew it freehand) using the leftover stars from the Spellbinders Star Circles die. The image was colored with Copics, and the sentiment square was made using Micosoft Word, and making a dark blue fill of the text box with white letters. The background was so fun to make, using masking fluid and black and blue Brusho's.
To enter, please leave a comment here. Then go to Aloha Friday Challenges to enter the rafflecopter (I am a Team Kitty). And let us know if you have any questions about this giveaway celebration!!!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Kitty Bee Color Challenge #99

Welcome! Today is the start of the newest Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs-

 Aloha Friday Challenge #99 – Color Challenge (use at least 2 colors)


Our wonderful sponsors are-




&


Here is my mermaid from Sasayaki Glitter-




I LOVE teal-it's one of my favorite colors! So this color challenge was easy for me. A few notes about this card-the fish stamp actually is a thought bubble with the fish in it. I fussy cut the fish and made a small school to visit the mermaid. The background was a practice piece for underwater images, but it worked perfectly for this card. Here are the rest of the materials I used:
  1. Image: Mermaid (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Stamp: fish (If Cats Could Talk, Taylored Expressions).
  3. Dies: sentiment (Little B Sentiments), inside/outside stitched circle (Taylored Expressions.
  4. Paper: XPress It (Copic), teal glitter cardstock (scrap stash).
Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy July 4th!


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



This card features Ty the Tiger, and you can find him here at the Kitty Bee Etsy Store. I had used my image with foil and a laminator, and after the image outline came out beautifully silvered, I had another Ty to foil! I put a thorough but thin coat of glue stick on a piece of black cardstock, ran it through the laminator again, and had a solid silver kitty with black outline. I fussy cut him out and added a Cricut cut hat for his 4th of July celebration. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions (God Bless America stamp), and I added the stars from the hat under the sentiment. I used Color Box inks, Neenah Solar White cardstock, along with red, blue cardstock from Michaels.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Friday, June 16, 2017

You are something special

Hello! Today is the start of the Aloha Friday Challenge For The Guys- so get busy and enter those masculine cards to win digi's from our sponsors-

and



Here is my project:




This beaver is simply adorable, and I used the sentiment that came with the digi for a Father's Day card for my father-in-law. This image (colored with Copics) and sentiment is from Every Day Animals from Just Me Digital Stamps. I used a Taylored Expressions inside/outside stitched circle on my printed panel, and added a background panel I made with Distress Oxide inks and a Cricut mountain border. I also cut the "dam" logs with my Cricut, and I hope it looks like the stacked logs that beavers cut down to make the dams.

Thanks for stopping by!