Monday, September 1, 2014

KDB DT Spotlight - Narwhal Love

{Please scroll down for my blog hop post}

Hey everyone!

Today is the first Monday of the month which means spotlight time for me on the Kitty Bee Designs blog!  It also happens to be holiday for us in the USA, it's Labor Day!  Woo Hoo!!  A well deserved one me thinks.  Our next official holiday isn't until Thanksgiving!

Have you gone through our Halloween blog hop yet?  If you have terrific, hopefully you've left comments on everyone's blog.  If not, you have some time left, the hop ends on 9/7 and we'll announce the winners on 9/9.  Click HERE to get started.

Now let's get on with my spotlight for today.  If you haven't already noticed, owner and illustrator, Ruth Johnson not only created some adorably cute images for Halloween and Christmas, but she added some awesome sea animals to the mix!!  I am so excited to share one of the new sea animals today, as it was one that I specifically asked for.  She did an awesome job putting her cuteness stamp on this digital stamp... This is Narwhal Love...

Cute yah?  I love how squishy they turned out.  This is actually one image that I printed out two more times in different sizes.  For fun I used different colors on these guys.  Here's what I did with them...


I used Distress inks, an embossing folder, a wave border die, Stickles and some Perlen liquid to create this fun water scene.  The wave border was layered on the bottom and one of the narwhals fit perfectly inside it.  Using the Perlen pen gives these guys the wet look I was going for.  Love that stuff!  How about some close ups?

There are two more narwhals in the store as well as some cute sea honus (turtles) you can pick up. Don't forget in honor of Labor Day, Ruth is offering up the following coupon code:
  • 15% off coupon, use code 'Labor15' at check out
  • Offer good between 8/29 and 9/5
  • Can be used on your purchase for both clear and digital stamps
  • **Customers who spend $50 or more get a Mahalo (thank you) coupon for 20% off a future order. (Mahalo coupon expires 9/30)
Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on some really adorable Halloween, Christmas and sea animal images!  Head on over to the Etsy shop now... Alrighty, thanks a lot for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

KBD - Halloween Blog Hop!!

Hey everyone!!

Sorry about the posting, unposting, posting and unposting.  I think I got the time right now! hahaha! Enjoy!!

Today there is a special DT blog hop hosted by the Kitties & Bees from Kitty Bee Designs.  You should have popped over from Niki's blog but if you didn't no worries, you can find the list at the Kitty Bee Designs blog by clicking HERE.  I'll also make sure to add the list to the bottom of my post.  Our super talented illustrator & owner of Kitty Bee Designs, Ruth Johnson, has done it again and today we get to share her latest Halloween images with you.  Oh my everyone you're gonna love these new images! They have the signature Kitty Bee cuteness stamped all over them!  These stamps are available in the Etsy store right now.  Keep reading for a bonus coupon code you can use on your purchase in honor of Labor Day.

Did I mention there were prizes?
  • 3 lucky commentators will win a digital image of their choice from the new release. 
  • In order to be eligible make sure you visit everyone's blog and leave a comment (1 comment per blog please).  
  • Why?  We're randomly picking 3 blogs from the hop and from those chosen we'll randomly pick a comment from each and they will be the winners for this release.
  • **Now not all the blogs will get picked so you raise your chances by leaving a comment on all the blogs. 
  • Hop ends a week from today, 9/7/14 at 11pm Hawaii time.  
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 9/9/14 on the Kitty Bee Designs blog.
In honor of Labor Day, Ruth is offering up the following coupon code:
  1. 15% off coupon, use code 'Labor15' at check out. 
  2. Offer good between 8/29 and 9/5.
  3. Can be used on your purchase for both clear and digital stamps.
  4. **Customers who spend $50 or more get a Mahalo (thank you) coupon for 20% off a future order. (Mahalo coupon expires 9/30)
How can you resist that?!  Head on over there after the hop and pick up the whole release and any new images you see there.

Ok now that all the important stuff is out of the way let's get on to the fun stuff!  Here's my project featuring Frankin Owl, and his family wishing you all a Happy Halloween!

Had some fun creating a spooky cute scene with Frankin owl.  After printing him out 3 more times I used Copics markers to give them each their own identity.  It's my very own little Frankin owl family.

The background is a MIC digi which I colored with Distress inks and used my cloud stencil.  The kawaii tree is from the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge.  I used a wood stamp to add more details and went over him with Distress inks too.  The picket fence is from Whiff of Joy and the grass is actually an icicle border from CC Designs (CC Cutter).  Last was adding the Happy Halloween sentiment up top, which is from AmyR for CC Designs.  Here's a close-up of the family....

I hope you enjoyed my share today.  Your next stop on the hop is Elina's blog.  I bet she's going to make you squeal with her reveal.  Don't forget to leave a comment before you go.  I hope you have fun with the rest of the hop and don't forget to pick up some of the new stamps that are in the Etsy store right now.

Mahalo for stopping by!!

As promised the full list of the hop...

Hop Order:
Kitty Bee Designs Blog
TraceyB - Tracey's Corner Cards
Julie - I Made A Card
Taniaj - Manx Made
Katie - Katie's Crafts
Zella - Joyful Expressions
TraceyMo - Mowbray Designs
Larissa - Muffins and Lace
Mari- M and My Crazy Family
Shirl - Creations by Shirl
Michelle - Just A Nutter Stamper
Cely - Hawaii Paper Party
Niki - Stampin'HI
Leanne - Finding My Groove (YOU'RE HERE!)
Elina - Scrapbooks, Crafts, and Cards, Oh My! (Go here next!)
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Totes Anya, Cute


How's everyone doing?  It looks like it's been ages since I've last been here!  Hope you're all doing well. I'll be hopping around to see what everyone has been up to over the long weekend.  Today I do have something new to share.  It's another future 2015 calendar featuring a new TGF stamp, I'm pretty sure she's exclusive.  Hopefully they'll release her in to the store, she's awesome and very CUTE!  Meet Totes Anya!

I added a little bit to the top of her dress to make it look like a sleeveless one.  Normally she looks like this...

Yes I was one of the lucky ones to receive not only the stamp but this sweet tote and 12 other stamps for the low price of $75.  I only had 2 duplicates and all new ones (to me) so I'll have a blog give-a-way soon for the two that are duplicates.

I used a pretty piece of colorful chevron sheet of colorful paper from American Crafts, love this one, and in this shot you can see the Say It with Crystals from Prima Mkt.  Kept this one CAS which happens to be my style right now.. hahaha!

I have another post coming up tomorrow, it's going to be a pretty good one, hope you'll come back. For now Thanks for stopping by, have a terrific Saturday!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HG Rain calendar/card


Ever color up an image, then put it aside, totally forget about it and as you're looking for something you come across it?  Well that's what happened to this image.

This is HG -Rain from The Greeting Farm and I think I colored her sometime last year!!  I had initially started to keep the project as is above, but thought it was missing something.  I looked to my paper stash for some inspiration.   I have tons of patterned paper and this particular one seemed to grab my attention.  So I cut some of it down but was left with a large space to fill and then I was inspired to turn it in to a calendar/card.  Here's the final project all done up...


Ta-da!  hahaha...  I've been having a good time making these.  It's also helping me to use up some older materials.  I cut some of the poppy flowers down and popped them up in some strategic places. Using my Perlen pen, I added "raindrops" all over the place.

Above is a side shot with a close up of the drops on the flower petals.  I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to color over all the flowers.  It looks prettier IRL.

And how about some rain on HG-Rain?  I also added that small poppy flower to her lapel.  I love how this turned out, mostly because my image was already colored (score) and I only had to come up with the rest of it.  (hahaha)

Oh how I wish Marie would sketch up some new HGs, these were one of my favorite TGF lines, next to the Wild Sprouts.  I'll cross my fingers.  For now, I'll say see ya later and thanks for stopping by!!