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 sad.lol 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!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chinese New Year

Hello crafty friends today for my DT spotlight at Kitty Bee Designs I've made a CAS, Chinese New Year card.  Who better to bring in the New Year then this cute little panda with his fireworks! I colored him up and surrounded with zig clean color real brush to make it look like he's surrounded by smoke from all the fire works.

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Fireworks Panda
Gelly roll pen - gold
Stickles - Yellow, orange peel
Stampendous - red embossing powder
Zig clean color real brush - Gray brown, mid gray, light gray, pale pink

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tea Time Notebook

Hello fellow crafters! Today I have a little mid-inspiration for you from our challenge over at Kitty Bee Designs blog.  This challenge is all about color and there's still time  to join! Our sponsors for this challenge are the fabulous All Dressed Up and A Day for Daisies.

I've chosen All Dressed Up's "Summer Fayre" She's adorable all set up for her party, which for some reason just makes me think of tea party's. I haven't made a notebook in awhile and figured this image would be perfect for one.

So let's get started before time runs out! Below are the colors for this challenge, and while you don't have to incorporate all the colors for this challenge remember that you need to use atleast 2!

Materials used:

All Dressed Up - Summer Fayre
Simon Says Stamps - Sketch Ranunculus (background paper)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
MFT Die-namics - Traditional tags
MFT Die-namics - Stitched sentiment strips
Washi tape
Wild Orchid Crafts - various flowers
We R Memory Keepers - cinch it wire
white feathers
metal charm
Distress Inks - Spiced marmalade, picked raspberry

I used zig clean color real brush to color this image and distress inks to stamp my flowers to create that patterned background paper.  I hope you like my project and that I was able to inspire you to create something. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Two or more patterned papers

Hello crafty friends! Today's challenge over at Star Stampz has us using two or more patterned papers. Unfortunately this will be my last post as a DT member over at Star Stampz.  I'm in the process of selling my home and a part of that process is to declutter. So I'll sadly be without my crafting things for probably several months!  I'll be missing some of my favorite things to use, like my big shot and copic markers! =(

Ok back to brighter things like this adorable pokemon image by Star Stampz "Gotta Catch 'Em All Pokemon". I decided to use this image and with my patterned papers create a scene.

Material used:

Star Stampz - Gotta Catch 'Em All Pokemon
My Favorite Things - Magical Dragons (front sentiment)
Simon Says Stamps - Birch Column
Spellbinders - Shapeabilities Art Deco Tags
Clearly Besotted - Fresh Grass Die
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - mowed lawn, salty ocean
Pretty Pink Posh - mini star confetti gold
Stickles - diamond

Copics used:

Hair - E35, YR24, YR21, Y06
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Eyes - BG49
Hat & Ball - R24, R29, R89, C3, C0
Clothes - R89, R29, R25, B29, B24, B21, B99, B97, B95

I've used 4 patterned papers including this grass, although it's a little hard to see. I distress inked the bottom up to give it an ombre look.

Finally I used foam tape on the front piece of grass to give it some dimension and have it appear as if she was catching something hiding in the grass.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

All About The Pinks And The Reds

Hello crafty friends! Today at Star Stampz we wanna see what you can do with pinks and reds! So create something for valentines day, a birthday, or just something to simply say hello, but use a lot of pink and red! Today I've decided to step away from cards and make  a little gift bag to fill with treats for that special someone.

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Anti-Love Valentines Heart
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Borders 2
Little B - Hearts die
We R Memory Keepers - Gift bag punch board
Cheery Lynn Designs - Chain Mesh border
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Tissue Wrap
Ranger - Foil Tape sheet
Pan pastels
Cheese cloth

Copics used:

Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - 110, C7, C5
Clothes - 110, C7, C5, C3, R29
Heart - RV14, RV11, R08, R29, R89

Thanks for stopping by!

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

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog - The color of love
Dies R Us Challenge Blog - #66 Hearts

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kitty Cat Notebook

Hello fellow crafters! Today I've decided to do something a little different and make a notebook.  It's been awhile since I've made one and wanted to put something a little different up on my etsy shop besides cards!

This was the perfect opportunity to use this new stamp set a got by Mama Elephant "little cat agenda".  I used Hero Arts unicorn pigment ink to stamp them in and covered them with Nuvo glitter embossing powder shimmering pearl. To fill in the gaps I used the heart and little circles from Simon Says Stamps "Sketch Ranunculus". The hearts were covered in Wow! primary marshmallow embossing powder, and circles were stamped in Encore! ultimate metallic gold.

I wanted to add some interest to the back of the notebook so used the same three images on the front and lined them up in the back. I also added a touch of pink to their cheeks using prismacolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Hello crafty friends! Today starts another new challenge over at Star Stampz "Birthdays". What a great and easy challenge with most of the cards we make being for either a birthday or christmas! My make for today is a pretty simple card that I based off of two colors, peach and dark blue, which i think are absolutely stunning together.

Materials used;

Star Stampz - Panda Balloon
Stampin up - Endless birthday wishes
Clearly Besotted - Lough out Loud (inside sentiment and images)
My Favorite Things - Boutique window
Stampendous - Vintage royal blue tinsel embossing powder
Tim Holtz - mini stencil set 3

Copics used:

Skin - E00, E11, E07
Hair - 110, C8, B29, C7, C5
Eyes - BG09, BG05
Clothes - B99, B97, B95, E97, YR82, YR01, YR00
Background and shadow - C3, C0, YR01

I used foam tape to lift it off the base. I also used some foam tape on the window canopy and girl to give the card some dimension.

Finally I finished off the inside of my card with some stamps from clearly besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New year to welcome in new babies!

Theres no better way to bring in a New Year then with a new baby! Today I've taken this cute little giraffe and created a congratulations on your new baby card for a girl! No specific reason other then i wanted to do it in pink!lol

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Gello Giraffe Starry Night
Little B - Stars die
Cuttlebug - Argyle
Gansai Tambi - white gold
Gelly roll pen - gold, white
Ranger - enamel accents bubblegum
Stamendous - pixie dust
Zig clean color real brush - light violet, mid brown, dark gray, oatmeal, bright yellow, light brown, fl. pink, light pink
Metal star embellishment

Used my silhouette with a white gelly roll pen and the always forever font, to create this inside sentiment. I then sprinkled it with some pixie dust by stampendous to give it some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Show off your new stuff!

Hello Crafty peeps, today starts another new challenge over at Star Stampz for the new year!  For the first challenge of this new year, we want to see your new stuff so show it off!

Today for my make I'm using one of the new images over at the Star Stampz etsy shop "Fireflies". I've decided to go with a CAS card today making her my focal point.  Since she has so much detail in her background with all the fireflies floating around her I thought it might be easier to do this in a watercolor background.  I'm also using my brand new Nuvo embossing powder I got over the holidays and haven't had a chance to play with yet!

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Fireflies
Make it Crafty - Make a wish Asha (sentiment)
Zig clean color real brush
Nuvo - shimmering pearl embossing powder
Tulip - Diamond glitter paint
Pretty Pink Posh - mini star confetti
Assorted sequins

Thanks for stopping by!

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