Thursday, February 8, 2018

At Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, this weeks challenge is "Farm Life". Here is a card I made:

In a couple of months, I will be helping a friend of mine show her Murray Gray cattle regional cow shows. The Murray Grays are really dark gray with beautiful dapples. They produce more meat on the hoof, on 1/3 of a normal cow ration! I've made a couple of these for her to use when she needs a Thank you card. The whole card was actually inspired by the tiny cowbells I found in a drawer! Here is the recipe:

  1. Country Life Cartridge-countryside (cut at 3"), cow (cut at 3 3/4")
  2. Artiste Cartridge-clouds (cut at 1 1/2" & 3/4"). I printed the sentiment (Drygulf font) onto white cardstock, then used the Center Point feature to cut the large Cloud.
  3. Tie twine around cowbell, then attach to back of cow die cut.
I really like this card-I hope she does too!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Aloha Friday Challenge #111-Animal Safari

Welcome to a new challege at Kitty Bee Designs-

Aloha Friday's Challenge #111 - Animal Safari (Jungle or Safari animals only)

Sponsor: The Paper Shelter ( 3 digis prize)

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More! 

Here is my project-

Isn't that such a cute image? The Paper Shelter has a great collection of giraffe images, along with other adorable digi's. Check them out!

Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: love giraffes (Giraffes on Holidays, The Paper Shelter), colored with Copics.
  2. Stamp: Sentiment (American Crafts-Thanks).
  3. Dies: Labels & Such (Cuttlebug), stitched edges (Sizzix Tim Holtz Rectangles).
  4. Paper: giraffe paper (Creative Memories), white cardstock (Neenah).
  5. Other: scrap of burlap, glossy accents on hearts.
Be sure to enter our challenge for a chance at some great digi's!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SoSS Naughty Christmas

I have been working on getting an entry in on Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Naughty Christmas, and I think I've come up with an idea-

I haven't put a sentiment inside yet, but I have ideas! For a good female friend, something like "Details! I want details!", or "Friends need to know before Santa does!". Now if I had the guts to send this to an enemy, I would put something like "But then again, who doesn't." or "Gee, suprise, suprise."
The kraft patterned paper is from My Minds Eye Paper Bag collection, the red poinsettia cs is from DCVW 6 x 6 Holiday Jewel Mat Stack, mounted on a kraft card base. This gorgeous image is from Graphics Fairy. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Offbeat Christmas Messages, and are a real hoot!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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 Ty The Tiger, and isn't he just the cutest little guy? I colored him with my Prismascolor pencils after the image was foiled. The image was fussy cut, and I added a Spellbinders Sentiment One (Happy Birthday) die. The background paper is Brusho's Watercolors, and the other papers are from my scrap stash. The striped washi tape I bought at Christmas, but of course I don't know who made it! The gold dots in the lower right hand corner are a happy accident! I used Liquid Pearls Gold Pearl to make dots, and they were kinda blobby. I snapped the paper down a couple of times and they flattened out into perfect circles-which of course, I can't replicate to save my life!

Have a wonderful New Years Day!

Thanks for visiting!

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-

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!

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