Monday, December 5, 2016

December Spotlight at Kitty Bee Designs

Hello! Today is my spotlight Day at Kitty Bee Designs, and here is the card I made for you!

Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Curious Kitty (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copics. 
  2. Dies: Square Cross Stitch (Lawn Fawn), Santa hat (Cricut).
  3. Paper: red, tan & green cardstock (scrap stash), patterned papers (Authentique Tidings Christmas pad).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Twinkle on, Technique Tuesday).
  5. Embellishments: red glitter (Stickles), white Amplify (Neon).
I hope you enjoyed this card!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Challenge # 85-Thanks/Be thankful

Welcome to Challenge #85 at Kitty Bee Designs, and our theme is Thanks. We are sponsored by-


Here is my project:

Here is a list of materials-
  1. Image: Puppy Love (A Day for Daisies), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Dogs (Impression Obsession), bone (Buster, Elizabeth Crafts Designs).
  3. Paper: gold dot (Antique Dots, My Mind's Eye), rust & brown cardstock (stash).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Friends set, Hero Arts), Versafine Onyx Ink.
I hope you like this card, and thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 7, 2016

November Spotlight

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

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Happy Birthday Cat Cake (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copic markers.
  2. Paper: patterned paper (DCWV Pet Stack), beige, terra cotta cardstock (stash).
  3. Dies: Classic Edges (Spellbinders)
  4. Stamps:sentiment (Paper Smooches, Nine Lives), Versafine Onyx Ink.
  5. Embellishment: gold I-rocks, white Neon Amplify (hat and cake icing).
I'm going to send this to my brother for his birthday, as he is such a cat person! This resembles his cat Grady.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Halloween at Kitty Bee Designs

Hello! Time for a spooky Halloween challenge at Kitty Bee Designs! Enter the challenge and you can win digi's from-


KennyK Stamps
| Clear and Digi Stamps for Card Making, Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts

Here is my project:

Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Who is Your Mummy (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Die Cuts: Cricut Design Space.
I wanted to add this mummy to the graveyard scene to make something different. I'll put a cute sentiment on the inside (something like "You're really starting to unravel now!". This will go to my friend up in Idaho, as we both lament to each other that we're falling apart!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pink Halloween?

At the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, the theme is Pink Halloween. Frickin' hard to think up a Halloween card with pink, don't ya' think? But I did, and here is my card-

Once I had the pink idea, I started off embossing black cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder called "Skeleton Scroll". I used a glue stick over the embossed areas and used gold foil to highlight the design. The skeletons, gold wig, and wine glass were all cut with my Cricut out of Design Space. The sentiment was computer generated with a speech bubble stamped over it and fussy cut out. And the BRIGHT pink cardstock was a scrap out of my stash (good riddance-I HATE pink!). I know enough wine drinkers to send this card to!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October Spotlight

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

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Salt & Pepper kitties (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copic markers. If the image isn't in the shop, you can request it!
  2. Paper: Eerie (Basic Grey), brown, white cardstock (stash).
  3. Ribbon: pumpkins (American Crafts).
  4. Dies: Nested Bats (Spellbinders)
  5. Stamps: Trick or Treat (Unity Stamp Co., Frightful Sentiments), Boo! (Mark's Finest Paper, Mini Broom Ride). 
  6. Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Spiced Marmalade (Ranger).
I'm going to send this to my brother, who has two orange tabbys named Otis & Grady. I colored these kitties to resemble them!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Happy Birthday Challenge!

Welcome to Challenge #81 at Kitty Bee Designs, and our theme is Birthdays! We are sponsored by-




Here is my project:

Here's the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Image: Carlie with Flowers (Make it Crafty), colored with Copics.
  2. Papers: white, pale teal cardstock (stash), flower pattered cardstock (We R Memory Keepers, Simply Spring 6x6 pad).
  3. Dies: Classic Edges One, Classic Decorative Inserts Three (Spellbinders).
  4. Embossing Folder: Decorative Tile set (Cuttlebug)
  5. Stamp: Happy Birthday (Avery Elle, Thanks a Bunch set).
Make sure to enter our challenge to win some awesome digi's of your choice!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Guest Designer

Hello! Today I'm the guest designer at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and the challenge is...

I dearly love the Sisterhood. I love making funny, snarky cards. This one is more funny than snarky-

and on the inside-

My husband loved this card-it's one of the few times hes belly laughed one of my cards.

Here's the materials I used:
  1. Image: Retro woman on phone (Graphic's Fairy).
  2. Paper: coral cardstock, coral polka dot, white cardstock (Stash).
  3. Ribbon: black & white gingham (Offray, Jo-Anns).
 I made a second card, just because I wanted a choice of what to submit-

 The sentiment is computer generated and I added the Art Impressions Wine Diva stamp and colored her with Copics. The blue cardstock is from Recollections, as is the kraft base. The background I stamped with the Paper Smooches set Hot Concoctions with Memento's Rich Cocoa ink. Such a fun card!

Thanks for visiting!

I'm also entering this at Naughty or Nice Challenges.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trying a new Technique...

At Shopping our Stash the challenge is to try a new technique. The inside of the card was a toughie as I didn't want the inside totally embossed!

To make the papers I inked up my Darice falling leaves embossing folder (the raised side) with a Stampin' Up multi-color ink pad called Pumpkin Patch. The paper was then ran through the embossing machine and I got the result you see! I used Bittersweet Twine, craft leaves, and an acorn (cut with Art Philosophy) for my focal point. The inside was made as the front but made with a diagonal pattern only on the long corners, so a blank non-textured space is left for a sentiment or hand written note. I had to send the paper through twice to get the corners embossed. ETA: To get the diagonal corners like this, I inked up the embossing folder on the diagonal, and then carefully laid the paper over it on the diagonal also, with the main portion hanging outside the embossing folder. I used my Big Shot, as the Cuttlebug is too small for diagonal layouts. But I could have done a straight 2 inch edge in the Cuttlebug on each end.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs & A Random Fan

It's that time of year again-Back to School! Kitty Bee Designs Challenge is Back to School, and our sponsors are:

 A Random Fan
And Sami Stamps!

Here is my project-

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: School First (A Random Fan). Colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Paper: all cardstock from the Paper & Glue collection (Echo Park).
  3. Stickers: apple & sentiment from the Paper & Glue collection (Echo Park).
  4. Embellishments: 1/8" white Offray ribbon, Imaginese I-rock white dots.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 22, 2016

DT Spotlight at Kitty Bee Designs

Hello! Today is my spotlight at Kitty Bee Designs, and I'm here with a Lady Bug thank you card that is great for any occasion!

I used the Ladybug from Kitty Bee Designs, printed it off with a toner copier, and used a heat laminator to red foil the outline (here is a great tutorial for this)-

I used Copics to color the ladybug, and adhered her to the cross stitched circle by Lawn Fawn. The red gingham paper is Creative Memories (along with the ladybug stickers) I've had for years! The ribbon is Offray (Jo-Anns), and the thank you deboss die cut is Spellbinders Sentiments 6 using Versafine Onyx ink.

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, August 15, 2016

SoSS I is for Inappropriate

It has been far too long that I've played in any challenges. So when I saw the theme at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers I knew I had to play!

I absolutely love their challenges, and here is my project-

and then the inappropriateness (if you don't like profanity, please go no further)

I'm going to send this card to my brother so he can forward it on to his boss at work. She is such a twit!

Here are the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Stamps: Outside sentiment, Helen & Alice (Funny Bones by Riley & Co.), inside sentiment (Snarky Stamps for Paper Issues.) Versafine Onyx ink.
  2. Paper: Theresa Collins Memorabilia 6x6 pad, grey, teal cardstock (stash).
  3. Ribbon: American Crafts.
  4. Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #77-All About Animals

Welcome! The challenge at Kitty Bee Designs today is All About Animals and our sponsor is Aurora Wings!

Here is my project-

I chose this adorable Christmas Pup from Aurora Wings for my card. I used Copics to color him (E01, E33 E34, E51 for pup, R35, R43, R46 for the hat & candy cane) and chose a very simple design to show how cute he is! The background paper is from Papermania Forever Friends Christmas Kraft Notes, and I cut an extra stocking from the remnants to insert in the center. And since I'm on a mission to use up my scraps, the sentiment cardstock is from my stash. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. and stamped with Versamark Onyx ink. I also used American Crafts red & white twine to cover up a dotted line that the stockings hang from.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 25, 2016

For You Cow

Hello! Today is my spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I would like to share this card with you!

The background paper is some old Creative Memories that I'm trying to use up! In fact, I'm trying to make it a mission of mine to use up my stash instead of buying new. The paper is two sided-the solid green and the flowered side, which makes it easy to use because it already coordinates. The image is Kitty Bee's For You Cow, which I colored with my Copics. The sentiment was cut with MFT's fishtail banner die, and Unity Stamp Co. (Summer Girl set) was used along with Versafine Onyx ink. The flower is from my stash (it was light yellow and I colored it with Copics) as is the button I added for the center.

Thank you for joining me!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #75-Summer Fun

At Kitty Bee Designs, our new Aloha Friday challenge is Summer Fun! Make a project that shows all the joys of summer, and you might win some digital images from our sponsors-


Here is my project-

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Scrap'n'dipity Teddy Bear Picnic, colored with Copics.
  2. Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co. (Your heart & my heart grab bag). Black Onyx Versafine ink.
  3. Twine: American Crafts.
  4. Paper: unknown.
I thought this little guy was so cute, and who doesn't like to picnic in the summer?

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight post-June

Hello! Today I'm sharing with you a masculine birthday card using the Hello Pup from Kitty Bee Designs!

I colored the image with Copics, and used My Favorite Things Dies (Stitched Squares, Stitched circles) to cut out the sentiment (Avery Elle, Thanks a Bunch set) and image. I have no idea who made the large plaid paper because it's been in my stash forever! The sand cardstock is Bazzill, dark grey is Recollections, light grey is DCWV Black Currant stack. I also added a small bit of glue to the dog tag and used gold decofoil to make the tag nice and shiny. I didn't add any additional embellishments because guys really don't care about those things-thank goodness. Nice & Simple!

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

V is for Vroom!

At  Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, the challenge is V for Vroom! Make a project with two or four wheels, and here is my project:

I wanted to do something different, so I chose an easel card. There are a ton of tutorials out there if you've never made one. Here's the process I did:

  1. Make easel card. I used Wild Asparagus cardstock.
  2.  I covered the easel portion with the blue polka dot paper, and added clouds from the Cricut Groovy Times cartridge. The motorcycle is also on the same cartridge, and this was cut @ 2 3/4" out of scrap paper.
  3. The easel "stop" I made by stamping the road from Papertrey Inks School Time set onto black cardstock, and embossing in white. Use pop dots to elevate the road.
  4. Sentiment is from my OLD Creative Memories Mod collection, cut in half and positioned on right hand side of card.
It's kinda fun making a different type of card, don't you agree?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Shopping our Stash Coffee or Tea challenge

Shopping our Stash has a Coffee or Tea challenge! Which saved this poor little canvas from getting thrown away. Probably 4-5 years ago, I painted the canvas and added the coffee cup (Cut with my Cricut). Then I couldn't figure out what to do with it, and so put it away. Here is how I finished it-

I found a stash of Zva Creative rhinestone flourished that I had hidden from myself (arrgghhh!). I thought they resembled steam. The sentiment is actually one that I have on a tea towel! That would cut using my Cricut as well, using a font I found on the internet. I love brown and teal color combos!

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, June 3, 2016

SoSS Not a Card Challenge!

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers are having the N Challenge-not a card! So I thought this would be a good time to make a present for my brother, who is a CNA-

(Disclaimer: the following contains profanity and gross situations. Continue at your own risk!)

Here is my project:

He has told me so many stories about patients, I thought I would add just a few of the things patients have actually told him! And of course, after I was done I thought of a bunch more! I found the picture of the hospital on the internet, and cut it up to resemble one of those days when the shit hits the fan over and over again! The word bubbles are from Stampin' Up (one of those 99 cent deals at Goodwill!), the nurse is from Art Impressions and colored with copics. The main word bubble is an Action Wobble stamped with words from the Oh Hell No set from Snarky Stamps.

I hope he likes it!

Kitty Bee Designs Fathers Day Challenge

The sponsors for the Fathers Day Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs are-



Here is my project-

I just loved this cute image from Crafts & Me-this card is going to my father-in-law who is one of the biggest dog lovers I know!

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Crafts & Me (Father & Son). Colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Paper: Basic Grey (Black Tie), Neenah (white cardstock), Recollections (black cardstock).
  3. Sentiment: Mark's Finest Papers
  4. Dies: My Favorite Things (stitched rounded rectangles, fishtail banner).
  5. Button: stash.
Make sure to enter a Father's Day card for a chance to win some awesome digi's from our sponsor!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dies R Us Happy Birthday challenge

At Dies R Us, the challenge is Birthdays, and this is a card I'm entering-

I had this idea using a Frantic Stamper (Woven Ribbon) die, and I ended up creating 3 cards with just three papers out of DCWV Black Currant stack paper. I alternated the three papers for a true woven effect. I used MFT Fishtail banners for the sentiment, and fussy cut a flower out of another sheet of the same stack to add to the card. I finished it with Michael's Recollectiojn stickers.

Thanks for visiting!


At My Sheri Crafts, the challenge is pearls or bling, and here is my project to enter into their challenge-

This is pretty simple-I made a kraft card base, and used a Technique Tuesday stamp called blah (Delightful Daffodil-I forgot to run back to the craft room to find it, so I used blah to remind me to insert it. Doh!). I used Memento's Rich Cocoa ink, and popped up the daffodil with foam squares. I found a stash of Zva Creative rhinestones and used this swirly flourish to complete the card. The inside has a happy birthday sentiment stamped in the same ink.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Spotlight day at KBD

Hello! Today is my spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I've made a card with the Cupcake Suprise Pup image from the Kitty Bee Etsy store-  

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1.   Image: Cupcake Suprise Pup (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copics.
  2.  Papers: Paper & Glue set (Echo Park), white cardstock (Neenah). 
  3.  Dies: Spellbinders Labels 15, Cuttlebug 5×7 Embossing Plus, Fanciful Labels (colored with Copics). Fiskar Lacy punch.
  4. Ribbon: American Crafts. 
  5. Stamp: Happy Birthday (Stampendous). Versafine Onyx ink.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Fugly Challenge!

At the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamps it's F for Fugly!  Hoo Boy! I didn't have to dig too deep in my reject paper stack to find Fugly paper! Here is the fugliest paper I had in the stack-

Ewwww, gross! And here is what I made with it-

I covered the fugly paper with vellum to soften the fugly. The corners were rounded using a corner punch on the fugly paper, vellum, and cardstock base. I found this die cut in my die cut stash and stamped this Unity Stamp Co.(What kind of wine set) sentiment on it. The cream cardstock above the fugly paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug Damask embossing folder. The black satin ribbon is from Michaels. I added a Happy Birthday to the inside, and Voila! Done!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

MFP Challenge

At Mark's Finest Papers, this challenge is to use one of two techniques, and I chose the Retiform, which you can find here. This is my card:

I used the "Koi Fish" set by Mark's Finest Papers, and Mermaid Lagoon by Ranger for the blue ink, Versafine Onyx for the sentiment and images.

I had a blast with this technique! I think it turned out fairly well.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Girly Challenge!

At the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge, we have a Girly Challenge! Make a feminine card or project and you can win some great images from our sponsors-


I used the Mom and Baby image from The Stamping Boutique to make this card- 

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Mom and Baby from The Stamping Boutique. 
  2. Paper: My Minds Eye Chalkboard Collection, Teresa Collins
  3. Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles, Fishtail banner.
  4. Embellishments: American Crafts brown & white twine, Basic Grey button, unknown flower.
  5. Stamp: Avery Elle Thanks A Bunch set.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Shopping Our Stash Challenge

I'm entering this card at the Shopping Our Stash Pink (gah!) UFO challenge.

And I have to admit, I'm with Leslie Hanna, who inspired this challenge-I can't stand pink.

I have always been a tall girl- 5 ft. 6 in. tall in 5th grade. And my Mom always wanted to dress me in pink. I looked like a huge Shirley Temple and hated it. The only reason I have this much pink on a card is because it came with other stuff!

Here is my card-

First off, all of this came out of my stash! The paper-the middle border came out of my scrap stash, and I used a Fiskars Lace punch to dress it up a bit. The pink polka dot also came out of the scrap stash. Ribbon is from American Crafts and came in one of those 20 packs you can get real cheap at Tuesday Morning sometimes. The light pink is from a 6 x 6 Avery Elle pack I won from Paper Crafts, and the sentiment is from the scrap stash too. Paper Smooches Pretty Momma set, Spellbinders Labels Nine die, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle die and unknown pink pearls make up the sentiment box. The pink roses are Prima, and I used a scrap of green to punch (Martha Stewart) the greenery. The background paper is from My Little Shoebox.

This would have been a great card for my Mom, who passed away Valentines Day 2015. She loved the green and pink combo alot. I think I'll give it to her on Mother's Day, just so she knows how much I loved her and miss her.

Thanks for visiting.