Friday, November 24, 2017

Challenge #108 - Thanks

Hello KBD friends! Today's challenge is all about being thankful.  So I'd like to thank Kitty Bee Designs for having me on their design team.  They are an awesome group of ladies! Unfortunately my time with the team has come to an end.  I've recently gone back to work and with that and other things in life I'm finding it difficult to add in some crafting time.  I honestly don't know how some of you ladies do it!

I'd also like to thank our sponsors for this challenge Sasayaki Glitter and Lemon Shortbread.

For today's challenge I went with an image from Sasayaki Glitter "Amy in the Garden"

I used copic markers to color her and zig clean color real brush for the Thanks, which I later with over with a shimmery embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Doggy Bag

Hello KBD friends! For my spotlight today I'm using iHeart You.  This cute little guy goes perfect on an old fashioned to go bag! Remember when asking for a take out bag was asking for a doggy bag?! I wanted to keep this bag pretty simple so I wouldn't take away from anything by adding layers and layers to it.  I fun flocked  the dog bone to add a little fun to it!

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - iHeart You
My Favorite Things - Well connected alphabet
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched circle stackables
Paper Smooches - Dots and Dashes, Borders 2
LittleB - Hearts
Fun flock
Ranger - Enamel Accents Caribbean coast

I used Kuretake water colors to color this pup and copic markers to color my wording with an ombre look. I also used we are memory keepers gift bag punch board size medium to create my bag. Hope you enjoyed my spotlight for this month, thanks for stopping  by!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Challenge #106

Hello KBD friends! For my mid-inspiration post today I have decided to use images from both of our sponsors to create these shaker bookmarks, a perfect non sugary treat to add to those goodie bags! Usually I have a complete list of the copic colors I've used, but I've found that going back to work after 13 years of being a stay at home mom, I barely have time to craft let alone keep track of the markers I've used!lol So today will be a quick post.

I'd like to give a special thanks to Star Stampz and The East Wind for sponsoring us in this challenge. They both make so many fabulous images!

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Ghost girl
The East Wind - Spellbound

I hope I've brought you some inspiration, and remember there's still time to join in the challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gift Bow

Hello KBD friends! For my spotlight today I've created a gift bow. The bow is an SVG cut from Sandra's Scrapshop and comes with a card base which I have not added. I'm using the ever so cute Narwhal Love II. I wanted to paint him in space colors and had the perfect fish in space paper to go with it.

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Narwhal Love II
Sandra's Scrapshop - Bow card
Simon Says Stamp - Stacked Stars
Sizzix - Framelits ovals
Spellbinders - Holiday Magic embossing folder
Deco foil - Rainbow
Ranger - enamel accents blue ribbon
Star garland
Lace with glitter
Wow! - Gold pearl embossing powder
Tim Holtz - Distress paint picket fence

To make Narwhal with galaxy skin I printed her out on some bristol paper.  I then went over the outline with my versamark watermark pen and heat embossed her in gold. Then I used Zig clean color real brush markers black, purple, deep violet, blue, and cobalt blue. I randomly marked Narwhal up leaving white space here and there for the color to flow into. Next just add water to a brush and let it flow on, its amazing how the colors come together. After letting it dry I flicked Tim Holtz picket fence paint on with a splatter brush, and with a white gel pen I added a few more dots and some stars.

Hope you liked my project, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs October Blog Hop

Yay, it's blog hop time! There's so many new adorable images at the Kitty Bee Designs etsy store to chose from! For my project on this hope I've chosen to use the oh so cute and versatile Unicorn Panda. While it is halloween and this image would go perfect on a halloween card or treat bag, I simply can always use a good birthday card!

Materials used:
Kitty Bee Designs - Unicorn panda
Clearly Besotted - Best birthday (inside sentiment)
Tiddly inks - Chloe Darkwig , magical friendship (front sentiment)
My Favorite things - Peek-a-boo circle windows, trees in the forest, butterflies
Lawn Fawn -
PaperArtsy - jofy 38
Stampendous - frantage embossing powder, white embossing powder
Wow! - pastel glacier mint, fluorescent pink embossing powder
Nuvo - shimmering pearl embossing powder
Zig clean color real brush - pink, cobalt blue, may green, lemon yellow, orange, light green, purple
Stickles - spun sugar, glam pink, cotton candy
Tulip - daimond
Distress ink - seedless preserves, picked raspberry

Copics used:

clouds - RV66, YR68
panda - B06, B04, BG05, BG01, B000, YG05, YG09, R20, RV91, W5, W3, W1,W00

I couldn't leave the front blank, so did a simple water color and some glitter so you know there's something magical behind this little forest!  Remember to leave a comment for you chance to win this cute little unicorn panda. Thanks for stopping by, only a few more hops to go!

Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations
Clara of Just Buzzinʻ By
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

One commenter from each stop on the hop will win the digi used by that DT member. You donʻt need to comment on every blog to be entered to win... but each comment you leave is another entry so make sure you swing by every designer's blog and let them know how FANTASTIC their cards are, and then make sure you come back and tell us which digi is your favorite!! One SUPER lucky winner who visits (and comments) on every stop as well as tells us which 3 digis are their favorite on the KBD blog will be entered to win ALL THREE!!

Entries close in on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 11pm Hawaii time. Winner will be posted the following day, Wednesday 4th October. Multiple comments on a single blog entry do not count; comments must be made on the KBD Blog hop post and/or the KBD DT memberʻs KBD Blog Hop post before the above-mentioned deadline to qualify for the prize. Only one digi will be given out per stop; if a DT member has made multiple projects, only one digi will be given out and the prize digi will be chosen at our discretion.

Remember to make sure you come all the way back to the KBD blog and let us know which 3 digis are your favorite! And if you just canʻt pick swing by the KBD Etsy shop and use CODE1017 to get 15% off your order for the entire month of October!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Water Play!

Welcome back KBD fans, there's still time to join in to this challenge water play! This cute little puffer is just floating by to wish you a happy birthday! I love this theme its so versatile that there should be nothing holding you back from joining in the fun! Lets also give a big shout out to our awesome sponsors:

 Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - puffer
Tiddly Inks - Floating by (sentiments)
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched hillside borders
Whimsy Stamps - Slip 'n Slide dies
Stampendous - white embossing powder
Prima Marketing - mini art stones
Simon Says Stamps - shape sprinkles
blue vellum

I painted this cute little guy and the background with Kuretake water colors. My faux sand is the mini art stones that I mixed with some copic E33 refill to create the sand.  I hope this inspires you to stop on by the Kitty Bee Design Blog and join the fun! Till then happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gift Card Holder

Hello KBD friends, for today's project I've decided to make a gift card holder by hand. It's really simple to do and can be so much nicer then the plan envelopes they give you in the store.

First I took a piece of scrap cardstock I had and            Placing an old gift card that I had lying             cut it down to 4" x 7". Next I scored it at 3" then          around I marked where I wanted the cuts that   again at 3" from that score line.                                     would hold the card in place. I used an xacto                                                                                             knife and metal ruler to cut these slits. I then                                                                                           used my PPP stitched borders to the top fold                                                                                             over a little more fancy.


 Finally I folded my fancy edge down and marked where I wanted my half moon to go to help keep the holder shut. My half moon is not perfect drew and cut this by hand using an xacto knife. I know they make punches for this kind of tab but I don't have one, if you have one feel free to use yours!

Now on to the fun part, decorating!

Materials used: 

Kitty Bee Designs - Super star bunny
Lawn Fawn - Tiny tag sayings
My favorite things - Tri peek-a-boo win
Pretty pink posh - Stitched borders 2, iridescent mini star sequins
Nuvo crystal drops - bright gold
Seed beads
Ranger - enamel accents black
Snow marker

Copics used:

C5, C3, C1, C0, R20, R11

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this easy tutorial was useful.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Challenge #102 Birthdays

Hello fellow crafters! There's another aloha friday challenge going on over at the Kitty Bee Design Blog and there's still time to join! The challenge going on right now is about birthdays, what an easy challenge to join in on since I know we're all constantly making birthday cards.  Our sponsors for this challenge are Oddball Art and Drawn with Character.

For my mid inspiration, I've decided to use Oddball Art "Baxter". This cute little guy goes purfect with my sentiment.

Materials used:

Oddball Art Co. - Big Eyed Cat Baxter
Clearly Besotted - Laugh out Loud

Copic used:

E59, E57, E55, BG23, W5, W3, W1

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stay Cool Gift Tag

Hello KBD friends! Today I wanted to do something a little different and create a gift tag instead of a card. I decided since this little bunny was having a delicious shave ice during the hot summer, the sentiment should match.

I haven't used my fun flock in a long time so decided it was time to bust it out! Unfortunately its been so long I forgot that its a good idea to color your image first to cover up any holes that the fun flock doesn't cover, so my bunny is a little splotchy.

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Shave Ice Bunny
My Favorite Things - Die-namics stitched scallop basic edge, Stitched fishtail banner, Merry and bright 6x6 paper pack, well connected alphabet
Stampendous - fun flock caramel latte tan
Lawn Fawn - tiny tag sayings
Stickles - true blue, purple, spun sugar
Ranger - enamel accents black
Wow! - fluorescent pink embossing powder
Snowflake sequin
Snow marker
copic - R20, R29, E55, B04, FV2
American Crafts - elements (eyelet)
washi tape

Hope you enjoyed my make, thanks for stopping bye!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:

Friday, July 28, 2017

100th Challenge Celebration!

Hello KBD friends! It's KBD's 100th challenge celebration!, and we have some great prizes from our sponsors to help us celebrate! So head on over to Kitty Bee Designs for your chance to win some great prizes! You have from now till August 9 to enter and winners will be drawn on August 13 so hurry on over, you don't want to miss this!

So since this is the 100th challenge celebration I thought I'd do something a little different and post my very first make as a Kitty Bee Design Team member!

It's Super hero panda! This cute little guy is still available in the etsy shop and makes a perfect image for an interactive card.  I hope you enjoyed this throwback, and don't for get to enter into the drawing!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

More Fishy Bday Wishes!

Hello crafty friends! For my spotlight for this month I'm using Narwhal again. I love pink and orange together so wanted to do a bit of different coloring on him/her. I used the copic airbrush to create my multi colored background trying to give it a koi fish look.

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Narwhal Love II
My Favorite Things - Mermaid Tail, Stitched Dome Frame
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Silhouette - Underwater scene
Nuvo - morning dew
Pretty Pink Posh - mini star confetti
WoW! - Gold pearl embossing powder
Zing - Gold embossing powder

Copics used:
RV09, RV06, RV04, Y19, Y04, YR09
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 7, 2017


Hello KBD friends! For my mid-inspiration this week I've chosen Mermaid coloring page from Sweet Escape. I do cards so much that I decided to do this on a box instead that can be used as a little box to hold treasures in or a gift box. I normally write down what copics I used but so much coloring went into this that lets just face it, I was too lazy to write down! I like to shout out a big thank you to this aloha friday challenge sponsors!

Materials used:

Sweet Escape - Mermaid coloring page
Indigo Blu - Mega flake autumn blaze, chariot of fire
Prima Marketing - Memory Hardware Pearls II
Silhouette - underwater scene, lori whitlock storage box 4x6
Cheese cloth
Ranger - Tim Holtz picket fence paint
Sea shells

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my project!

Monday, June 19, 2017

I'm Back!

Hello crafty friends! Although my blog shows a post from last month (those were done in advance), I've been without by crafty supplies for 3 whole months!!!! Pure torture! So now I'm in my new place, with my very own craft room, and I'm ready to tackle my spotlight for this month!

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Narwhal Love, Narwhal Love II, Narwhal Love III
My Favorite Things - Tri Peek-a-Boo Win
Sizzix - Tim Holtz alterations texture fades bubbles
Stampendous - white embossing powder
The Ton - sequins & seed beads

Copics used:

BG23, BG07, BG05, BG02

I wanted to create a feeling that Narwhal is jumping through the different windows, hope I've accomplished this!  As a last minute thought I decided to turn this into a shaker card. 
Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenge:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sweet Baby Card?

Hello KBD friends! Today for my spotlight I've chosen "Cow Barely Over the Moon", I thought this card would make a cute little baby card. Then the cat hang in there poster popped into my head and it turned into an encouragement card instead!

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Cow Barely Over the Moon
Simon Says Stamps - Stacked Stars
Nuvo - Bright gold crystal drops
Tim Holtz - Distress paint picket fence
Signo gel pen - white, gold
Wink of Stella - clear

I used the copic airbrush to achieve the background but first punched out a 1" circle out of post it tape to mask my Earth.  Creating a Galaxy/night sky background is incredibly easy to do and a lot of fun you just pick the colors you want to use and  blotch it everywhere!

Copics used:

Cow - E51, E53, E55, E57, E29, E25, E70, E74, 110, C7, C5, C3
Moon - E35, YR24, YR21, Y06
Sky - B99, BG05, BG01, FV2, BV01
Earth - B29, FB2, YG07, G05, BG05

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hello crafty friends! Ever have one of those days where you've completely forgotten a friends or family members birthday or other special occasion? I can't say that's never happened to me! I forgot my besties  bday the year before and did a quick save by presenting her a card the next time I saw her and saying "I bet you thought I forgot your bday", then I followed it with "well I did!" So pleasantly said that it was more funny then So now I'm prepared with this adorable little froggie from Kitty Bee Designs. Now when I'm late on something, I'm prepared with a card!

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - OH I Forgot Froggie
Heartfelt Creations - Water Lily stamp and die
Spellbinders - Wonky Rectangles
Distress ink - Mermaid lagoon, Evergreen bough
Dylusions paint - Fresh lime, London blue
Wink of stella - clear

Copics used:

Frog - G29, G09, G05, YG09, YG05, YG01, R89
Lily pad - BG99, BG96, G94

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:

SSS Monday Challenge Blog - Splash it on

Friday, April 14, 2017


Hello KBD friends! Today for my mid-inspiration for our current challenge "Easter", I've made this cute little Easter treat basket. Don't forget there's still plenty of time to join us over at Kitty Bee Design blog.

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Sleeping Mushroom Bun
Heartfelt Creations - Leaping Frogs (stamp & die)
Silhouette - Flower pot
Nuvo - Ivory seashell crystal drops
Pretty Pink Posh - Mini heart confetti
Snow marker

Copics used:

Bunny - E59, E57, E55, R20, BG75, BG57, BG09, YG07
Mushroom - W7, W5, W3, W0, R89, R29, R24, YR68, YR16, Y17
Ladybugs - 110, T5, R29

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Birthday Card using a Vday Image

Hello fellow crafters, who says you can't use other types of images for birthday cards! Today I've taken this cute little raccoon who I thought upon coloring was a red panda (apparently I don't know my animals!)lol.  I think hearts are pretty universal so used this image for a birthday card, and his picked something special just for you on your birthday!

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - A Bowl of Hearts Raccoon Valentine
Simon Says Stamps - Sketch Ranunculus (little circles)
Zing - gold embossing powder
Stickles - diamond

I used copic markers to give a touch of color to the raccoon on the pattern paper and to color in the larger racoon.  I hate covering up beautiful background paper, so what better to use then vellum so it still shows through!

For just the background paper I used my silhouette studio and created a rectangle the same size my card would be. I then sized the raccoon and replicated him.  From there it was just a matter of  twisting and turning him so he wouldn't be so uniform on the paper.

For the inside I just stamped a simple happy birthday to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Living Things with Wings

Hello KBD friends! I'm here to bring you a little mid-inspiration for the current challenge happening over at Kitty Bee Design Blog "Living Things with Wings".  Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo Stamps and Ppinkydolls.  I've chosen to use an image from Ppinkydolls "Swan Girl". Remember there's still time to join us for this challenge!

Materials used:

Ppinkydolls - Swan Girl
Silhouette - Gift box: circles
Sizzix - circles, scallop framelits
Wild Orchid Crafts - assorted flowers
Black feathers
Stampendous - Frantage embossing powder
Nuvo - crystal drops bright gold, ivory seashell
Wink of Stella - clear

Copics used:

Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E29, E25, E21
Clothes - E99, E97, E95, E93
Eyes - B00, B29, B01
Swan - 110, C7, C5, C3, R24, R29, E35, YR24, YR21, Y06
Water - BG49, BG45, BG15, BG11, BG02
Background - C2, C0, B000

Thanks for stopping by!