Monday, March 2, 2015

KBD Spotlight for March


Today is the first Monday of March and I'm spotlighting this card over at the Kitty Bee Designs blog:

Isn't it cute?!  I made this for a friend who's been talking about going to have sushi.  Thought this made the perfect invitation to seal the deal.  How can she say no?  The images are all from the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy store with a few free hand cut elements, a handwritten sentiment and a cool Asian embossed background.  All were colored with Copics.  This turned out better than I had anticipated.

Card recipe:
Stamps: Sushi buddies, Shoyu & Wasabi buddies (minus the kawaii faces)
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Plates, chopsticks and sentiment were all free hand cut or written.

Hope my share made you smile.  Don't forget to join our current challenge for a chance to win a really cool prize.  Stop by the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday page for more details.  Mahalo for stopping by.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Shave Ice calendar

Well hello!

I'm back to share another mini calendar, I loved reading your calendar comments.  I might be inheriting more from my cousin, so I guess I'll be up to my ears in calendars for a while.  Yay! Today's calendar shows me using more scraps of paper and two adorable images from Sister Stamps this time.  This one makes me smile:

This scene looks so sad, yet funny, yea?.  A big Awww comes to mind when I see it.  Not sure if it's an "Awww so cute!" or an "Awww what a bummer!"  I guess it's a little of both.  The images are both from Sister Stamps release #24.  Ekahi is on the left trying to slurp down his shave ice so he doesn't have to share with Leilani who unfortunately had an accident.  I wonder if he had a brain freeze?!  Owie!!  hahaha!   I had an extra panel of patterned paper leftover from my 2015 calendar (the one I used for September) project.  Both kids fit perfectly in the little space.  Gave them both summery colored clothes and bright shave ice colors.  Awww I really want to hug Leilani!!

BTW, did you see the new release previews on the Sister Stamps blog?!!  OMG, I'm excited for this release as it's more Hawaii local kids.  Chee Hoo!!  They are both adorable!  I was lucky enough to win Anuhea from release #24, during the previews and purchased Ekahi & Leilani from Hanko Designs just recently.  If you head on over to the Sister Stamps blog you might have a chance to win one of the two stamps: Pua or Kaleo.  You'll also get to see some amazing projects from Jenny who is always coming up with fantastik ideas.  She sees something and puts her own spin on it.  Here's the link to the first day's preview.  Hope you still have some time to enter!!  I already put in my order with Hanko Designs so hoping to get these two soon!!

Okie dokes, have a great crafty day and an awesome Sunday!  Tomorrow I'll have my spotlight post for the month of March over on the Kitty Bee Designs blog.  And no it's NOT a calendar.  hahaha! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Day Off Anya calendar


I don't know what I was thinking when I bought those mini calendars from Taylored Expressions.  I didn't make nearly enough with what I bought and now I've got about 20 that need to be used up before the end of the year.  Looks like the next couple of posts will be calendar related.  Who wants one, or two, maybe three?  hahaha!  Doh!  I'll have to plan better for 2016!

The nice thing about making these mini calendars is that I'm using up some scrap patterned papers!  I'm also using some of my forgotten punches and dies that I've purchased over the years which is another plus in my crafty-use-what-I-have book.  LOL!  Here's a sassy fun mini calendar featuring Day Off Anya from The Greeting Farm.

Look at all that hair!!!  I thought SSSC - Tress had a lot of hair, my goodness Day Off Anya gives her a run for her money.  (hahaha)  I had a lot of fun coloring her up and then putting the layout together. The sentiment on top is from Dollie with Hearts set and the one on the bottom I wrote myself.   The doily behind DO Anya was cut with a Prima doily die  and some Martha Stewart lace patterned paper.  The yellow cardstock was edged with Prima ink and a Recollections punch.  I think I'll enter this in to the FFF Ribbon & Lace challenge.  Hopefully my lace patterned paper qualifies.  ^.^  I'm also going to link up at Anya Oddies & Others.  What a fun new site find.  It's all about sharing your love of stamping, be sure to stop by and link up on all of their different pages.

This turned out to be a pretty nice sized calendar and now to find her a home.  I'll have another calendar to share tomorrow.  Until then, enjoy your Saturday!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Other challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Friday, February 27, 2015

KBD AFC #42 - Things with Wings, Sleepy Time Danni

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!

Today starts a brand new challenge over at the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge blog.  We're all so thankful for everyone that joins our challenges.  We love seeing everyone's creativity and how they interpret the theme.  Starting today you'll get another chance to submit your project for this challenge:

Things with Wings
Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine

Hop on over to the blog for more details and while you are there make sure to leave some love for my fellow Bee-teammates.  For my share I found the cutest dragon image in their site.  I thought it would be fun to use him/her for today's inspiration.

From top to bottom I had a lot of fun making this card.  Figured it could be used as a baby card for my stash.  I colored with Copics using both boy & girl colors.  The clouds above were created with a Mama Elephant die and the sentiment was computer generated.  I had a lot of fun coloring the grass, the flowers and the sky.  I could definitely use more practice coloring Sleepy Time Danni, but I think for now she looks just fine.  The grass below is a combination of Copics and the Fiskars grass punch. I used 4 different layers of grass, G29 & YG82 pretty stoked with how it turned out, the grass in my yard is not as nice.  (hahaha)

Sleepy Time Danni - Lacy Sunshine

Alrighty friends, hope you'll join us for this pretty fun and easy challenge.  Again for all the deets head on over to the Aloha Friday Challenge blog.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day and weekend!!