Monday, April 28, 2014

You're dog-on special - KBD DT Spotlight

Hey everyone!! 

Popping in for a quick DT spotlight.  Today's card features this dog-on cute image called Puppy Love.  I went with something super simple for this wanting the image to be in the "spotlight".  This could be used for any occasion.

Unfortunately I think this little cutie is no longer available in the Etsy store, but there are so many other adorable images you can choose from.  

Hope you'll be joining us for our current Aloha Friday challenge, we'd love to see your designs.  

Mahalo for stopping by!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Kitty Bee Designs Ch #22 - Animals

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!


Today starts a brand new Aloha Friday challenge at Kitty Bee Designs and the Bees are sharing some wonderful projects to inspire you.

Challenge #22
Your project must have an animal in it

Stop by the challenge blog for all the details and make sure to leave some love for my fellow Bee Team sisters:

We are very lucky to have back with us to sponsor this challenge: 

Sponsor: A Random Fan
Prize: 3 digis 

There are too many cute images in their Etsy store and a few that have animals in them.  I chose to create a very CAS card using the adorable image called Daisy & Dexter Bunting.

Aw this image is so cute!!  I love everything about it so I kept it as clean as possible.  Only adding some doodles around the perimeter, including my own pink rosebuds in the corners.  For those I colored a circle and used a multi-liner pen to create spiral circles.  Very easy peasy.  The sentiment was computer generated and I fussy cut it before gluing it down.  I wish there was a stamp with that saying. 

Hope to see you playing in this bi-weekly challenge, for all the rules and details head on over to the Aloha Friday challenge blog HERE.  Mahalo for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend!!

A Random Fan Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hello Friend - Frappi Anya


It's been one of those crazy weeks at work, so glad the week is almost over!  Lucky for me I got some really cute happy mail on Monday and couldn't wait to get home and start a new project.  The happy mail was from The Greeting Farm and inside was the newest and cutest stamp, little Miss Frappi Anya!  It's been so very long since I've seen anything so cute!! Love the whole design and although I don't drink coffee I do like frappacinos aka frappes and I know a lot of ladies who love frappes too.

What a wonderful collaboration come to life.  I can see myself using this little cutie for some other projects. I've already stamped and colored her two more times!  hahaha..  She's awesome.  So I made a card, and I have to say this is a layout I would never think to do before.  It doesn't really look too bad.  (I think... hahaha)

I had a bit of fun playing with some MFT dies and some pinking scissors.  No patterned paper here, just a red card, a background stamp and a happy go-lucky way of putting it all together.  (lol)  The sentiment is computer generated, yep I have a lot of those.  I've seen lots of ladies doodling around their images so I decided to give it a try.  As you can see I need lots more practice, but it's very cool to be able to do it and say, it was supposed to look like that.  (hahaha)  On the inside is another banner that says Happy Birthday.

Well that was fun!  Hope this made you smile if only because Frappi Anya is so darn cute!! I'm off to bed now, the work week is definitely NOT over!!  Have a lovely Thursday and I'll be back tomorrow with my newest Kitty Bee Design share for Aloha Friday challenge #22.  It's gonna be a fun one with a fabulous sponsor!  G'nite! 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter - Part 4

(Yes this is part 4 don't worry it's the last one. You can view the other three by scrolling down)


How's everyone doing?  I'm wrapping up the rest of the Easter projects and getting ready to start on some swap projects and birthday projects.  Hopefully I'll be able to get to some graduation projects as well.  Oy so many things on the list, if I didn't have a full time job I think I could tackle them all, isn't that what we all say?! hahaha!

Anyhoos, here are the last of my Easter projects using the soon to be retired Easter Bun collection from Kitty Bee Designs. Get them while you still can.

First up is a tag using this adorable Sleeping Bunny Easter Basket 

I attached it to a green and white polka dot bag.

The next two are small cards using another cute Kitty Bee Designs image, Easter Egg Bunny.

Since this is a digital image I flipped the image to face the other direction.  See that pretty Easter egg paper? Yep it's the same one from the last post. I bought just one 12x12 sheet of it and I'm trying to use it up for all the projects.


This is the last one using a Kitty Bee Design image, Easter is Here Bunny and for this card I used some older pattern paper and a hardly used Spellbinder die. 

I thought this sentiment was funny, so I added it to the card front.  Don't the ovals around the die look like eggs?

I had a little bit of that Easter egg paper left and made this card using recycled cardboard from a box of Yo-Bo candy...

The Happy Easter sentiment is actually part of the paper, I fussy cut the HK and the Hello Kitty words from the box.  Glad I saved it, it really pays to recycle sometimes. :)


Well I hope that wasn't too boring for you.  It's time to put away the Easter supplies and get ready for the new projects that are waiting.  Thanks a lot for stopping by, I hope you were inspired.  Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter Sunday, until next year.. 

Happy Easter - Part 3

I'm back for a third installment of the Easter chronicles. hahaha!!  Just kidding, well yes this is the 3rd installment but these are not chronicles.. I know I'll stop now..

It turned out to be a beautiful day in sunny Los Angeles so that means a lot of people are probably out and about with their families enjoying the sunshine and nice weather. Hope you're all having a really nice day too.

Here's a quick little post of another pillow box featuring a slightly altered Summer Fumi.

I gave her some bunny ears in honor of today's special day.  I also used this really pretty Easter egg patterned paper to make it more festive.  The doily is from Bo Bunny and the sentiments are computer generated and yes I fussy cut them.  I think I'm getting the hang of the boxes, and I think I've already gotten my moneys worth. hahaha.

I have one last Easter related post which will make it the 4th installment.  (hehehe)  I hope this project and all the others will make you smile.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy Easter - Part 2

(This is my 2nd post today, if you'd like to see the first post just scroll down)

Hope you're all enjoying some fun Easter Sunday antics. I'm back to share more of my Easter projects. Here are more pillow box treats. These were made for the co-workers...

Same concept, with a little more added details.  Instead of a Prima rose I added some Easter eggs and a bigger doily.  Here are some close ups...  First up is Moon who looks like he's leaping to get the egg...

Next up is Jade  rolling around in the grass and look!  She's juggling an egg, must be from the circus... hahaha...

This next shot shows the smaller treats I made.  I used some older papers from DCWV, a Stampin' Up scalloped circle punch and more SS bunnies...

I have one more post of some more Easter projects, hope you're not too bored to come back!! ^.^
See you later!  

Happy Easter - Part 1

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!

Popping in to share some Easter themed projects I made.  Using the We R Memory Keepers Pillow box punch board made it super easy and quick to put these together.  I've seen these punch boards around blogland and wanted to see how good they were.  I have to say that you really need to have precise alignment skills for the perfect end result.

Here are the treats I made using a new doily die, Sister Stamps bunnies, beautiful designer papers from Prima Marketing and some strategically placed sentiments anchored by some Prima roses.  I also used my WOS clear glitter brush pen to add a little bit more sparkle.  I guess these would be considered a little bit shabby chic, or at least girly.  Here are the ones I made for the stamp camp ladies whom I got together with last Sunday...

I used 4 of the bunnies/rabbits from the Sister Stamp line as they were easy to color, cut out and were small enough for each box.  The first two are the Year of the Rabbit from the zodiac series...  I added a little smile to one of them...

Next up is the adorable Daba, I always think he's giggle about something, wish I knew what it was. lol

Next up is Moon from the last release, read all about him here

And lastly is Jade, this is one adorable little bunny, read all about her here.

Inside each treat box I filled it with some individually wrapped Hi-Chew candies.  I also wanted to share a quick tip on cutting those intricate dies.  I'm not sure where I saw this tip but it's seriously awesome!!  Use wax paper in between the die and the paper!!  You'll never want to be without this inexpensive piece of paper if you want to cut those intricate dies.  It's like cutting butter!!  hahaha.. Try it and let me know if you got the same result I did.  I wish I could remember where I saw it.

Last Sunday I spent a fun-filled day of crafting and catching up with the stamp camp ladies...

You might recognize some of these ladies, Kathy from Pixie Boutique and Linda from Life of a Girlie Girl.  Linda was kind enough to make us Mimosas, yep that's what the red cups are for. hahaha.. They were delicious and no there were no crafting accidents. (hahaha)  Also in this picture is Jenny from Sesame Bijoux, Angie & hiding in the background is Jen.  Kathy had a project for us to make, a really cute Easter themed card.  Here's mine using Harumi & a cute Easter egg chick from Stampin' Up.  Stop by her blog and check out the one she made.

Ok, I think I'll stop here and post the rest later in the afternoon.  Gotta spread out my posts or else you'll get bored.  lol...

See you later!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flying By....

Hey everyone!

Hope you all have been doing well.  I've got a card today that I made for my nephew Hunter.  He turned the big 1 last week and we were all invited to help him celebrate this special event.  My cousin chose to do a really cute sock monkey theme and normally I would try to keep in line with the theme when making the card, but there was this really cute image that I wanted to use and I purchased specific paper to use with it.

This little cutie is called Jack's Plane from A Random Fan.  The reason why I chose this image was based on the patterned paper from Best Creation Inc.  I love the airplane background with the primary colors and yes the glitter and banners. Thought it would make a really fun birthday card for a little boy.  The cool thing is I didn't have to do too much except to color and cut.  The paper did a lot of the work for me. :)  The banner he is pulling was something I thought would be fun, as if he was sky-writing, so I used another computer generated sentiment and found a really cool font that I could use, here is a close-up


Oh man, it was a pain to tie off that twine, but it looks so much better with it.  Definitely worth the cramps in my fingers.  (hahaha)  See the sparkle on the banner?  That's thanks to my new fun find, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen.  I've been using that thing on a lot of stuff.  I love how smooth and easy it is to use.  I also used it on his airplane and pilot glasses, here's a close up:

Here's the inside of the card, I used the same font as the banner.  I didn't have time to make clouds, but that's ok, cause it still looks nice and bright and fun.

Here are a few pictures from the party...

I was told that the sock monkey above was crocheted (without a pattern) by one of my cousin's friends!  I'm not really a fan of sock monkeys, but this one was really cute and to go off just a picture is totally awesome!  We had a good time and so did Hunter.  He didn't really know what was going on, and he was smiling a lot so it was definitely a success.  Okie dokes, thanks for stopping by today, hope my post made you smile.

Have a terrific day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

LFF #70 -

Happy Aloha Friday!

It's Friday and the Bees are off this week but that doesn't mean you should miss out on the newest challenge at Kitty Bee Designs.  The Kitties are up with some lovely Easter inspirations for you.  Stop by the Aloha Friday challenge today.

TGIF for reals!!  hahaha!!  I'm excited to start the weekend as it's been a very long week...  Glad it's only 1/2 day at work and then it's off to the races!!  Should be a fun team building.

I'm excited to share a new addition to the Lilo's Fun Friday folder.  I can't believe that it's going to be my 70th LFF post.  Whew time flies by so quickly, yea?  This particular card is up there with my all time favorites and I'm sending it to one special lady.  I looked through all of my stamps and chose this one because I know my grandma would love her.

13 130501 Haruyo

It's Haruyo from Sister Stamps, you can read all about her here.  I was surprised that I had never inked her up before.  She's so pretty!  I guess I was waiting for a very special occasion.  What better occasion then my grandmother's birthday?!  So this had to be something special and it had to be purple.  Yes, I recently found out on my last trip to Hawai'i that she really likes purple.  She could have fooled me because she wears a lot of blue!  hahaha!  I had a lot of fun with this one, completing it within a few hours with lots of changes that had me gritting my teeth because of all the papers I wasted.  Ai-ya!  I'll have to make sure I use them for a future project.  I know we all probably have done that, but it's so annoying!  (hahaha)  Getting back to the card, I found some awesome washi paper at Daiso that has terrific texture to it.  I cut it down to a 5.5 x 5.5 card base.

Next I cut a few floral layers with two Lifestyle sakura 5 petal flower dies.  The first layer is white mulberry paper although it doesn't look white (haha) I added some Inka gold metallic rub then used a floral stamp from Crafter's Companion to stamp on the petals (used Encore metallic gold ink).  My first handmade paper!

The next layers include purple mulberry paper and purple/gold washi paper from Hanko Designs.  (I'm going to have to order more soon as this one is almost gone.)  The stamen is from the C.C. Designs Cutters Cherry Blossom die.  A few more additions and here's the end result...

Eek!  I almost want to keep this one!  haha...  I know it's going to a good home, yes she keeps all of our art projects and displays them from time to time.  So I added some pearls from Recollections to the stamen and bottom of the sakura flower.  Love the champagne color as it picks up hints of the same color from the washi paper.  I used another CC kanji stamp (discontinued) that says Love.  It was inked with Memento grape jelly ink on to a piece of that washi paper (card base scrap)  I ripped the edges by hand to give it a softer look.

I colored Miss Haruyo with Copics on to some paper I found in the clearance bin at Kelly Paper Company.  It is very thin compared to the normal Neenah paper I use but it seems to work really nicely with the Copics, hardly bleeds which was a plus.  After fussy cutting Haruyo I popped her up in the center.

Aww, she is super sweet.  Love how the purple looks purple and not blue.  How about a peek of the inside?  I know I don't normally do that but for this card I did.  Used some scraps and another kanji word for a nice simple addition...

Hmmmm... I think I'll make a few cards just like this!  I could use up a lot of scraps with this simple layout.  I am definitely going back for a few more packs of that washi paper!  I can see myself using it for more projects.  Popping this in the mail soon as grandma's birthday is next week!  Hope she likes it.

Mahalo for stopping by.  Hope you weren't too bored with my babbling on.  BTW, I hear the next Sister Stamp release is coming soon stop by the SS blog for more details.  Have a great Aloha Friday and an awesome weekend!