Monday, August 1, 2016

KBD Spotlight - August


Sorry everyone, I totally forgot that I had scheduled this a while back!!  HAHAHA!  Due to my own personal reasons I am no longer a part of the KBD team.  Sorry for the confusion!!  As you can tell I'm taking a break from the crafting world and hope to be back soon.  As to when that will be I'm not sure yet.  Thanks for your support and kind words!  I'll keep this up because I worked really hard on it, but just know that this is not on the Spotlight page at Kitty Bee Designs.  Thanks!! ^_^v

I'm spotlighting my August calendar over at the Kitty Bee Designs blog today.  This is featuring Shave Ice Bun.

The patterned paper was a perfect choice for this page because it reminds me that August is the beginning of summer.  And what better way to break the heat than to grab some form of cold ice?   Hope you're all having a great day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 7, 2016

KBD Spotlight - March


Today is the first Monday and it's spotlight time for me over at the Kitty Bee Designs blog.  Here is the March calendar featuring Boy's Day Bear.

Bright and fun is what I was going for here.  That patterned paper was perfect for my idea and this came together fairly quickly.  I really don't have too much to say here except I hope you're all having a great day!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Aloha Friday Challenge #64 Mid-Inspiration

Read me a Story - Sami Stamps

Hey everyone!!

Happy Aloha Friday!!

Are you ready for some mid-inspiration for our current challenge?
Here's a reminder of the details...

Challenge #64 - Favorite Color Combo
(make sure you tell us what it is!)

See the rules tab for more details. Entries close at 5AM (Hawaii Time) on Friday, February 12th. Winners will be announced the Sunday after the challenge closes.
We are so lucky to have found some amazing co-sponsors for most of our challenges this year, in order to bring you DOUBLE the fun and prizes!!  Each week we'll feature one of the two... but we're just doing it alphabetically so there's no real special order to it! 
Wanted to say super big thanks to our sponsors for this challenge,

A Random Fan

and a new to me stamp company, 
Sami Stamps
So my favorite color combo is ANYTHING with black!

Hope you'll join us by linking up here.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Leanne for Kitty Bee Designs 
Aloha Friday Challenge team

Monday, February 1, 2016

KBD Spotlight - February


Today I'm sharing this February calendar on the Kitty Bee Designs blog for my spotlight post.

I used iHeart Bun for this page and she just makes me smile.  I used some traditional and non traditional colors for February, just having a lot of fun with it.  Not too much to tell except I love the color combo here and I love this Kitty Bee image.  Hope you're all having a great day!  Thanks for stopping by, catcha later!  xoxo

Saturday, January 9, 2016

LFF #101 on Saturday - A few calendars for 2016


Nothing like some rain to make you want to just roll up in a cozy blanket and not do anything!  hahaha!  Yes, much of California is being inundated with rain courtesy of El Nin-yo.  We've also got snow on the mountain so for those who think it doesn't snow here it does just at a higher elevation.

So getting in to today's LFF #101 post on Saturday I wanted to share the only 2016 calendars I made which went to my mom's Monday Coco's group of friends.  She totally wiped out my calendars so I had to buy some from a friend, thanks Kathy for your stash!  I went with CAS, cute and decided to do an Asian theme.   It's the year of the Monkey so a few monkey cards along with the ever cute Maneki Neko were perfect and neutral.

Ai ya sorry this picture is sooo blurrry!!  I took more below, but these are it.  Images, dies & sentiments are from Mama Elephants All Prettied UpLunar Animals and Lunar Extras.  I also used one MFT die, Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop circle, black cardstock, and paper from the Far East stack from DCWV.  Here's a closer look at each calendar/card with the monkey themed card up first...

Hehehe, the little hat is so cute.  I guess I could have lowered it a little bit more on his head, nah looks just right.  Such a sweet combination of images.  The red envelope he's holding is from the Lunar Extra set.  Lots of fun images in that set.  Since these were cards I also did a simple message on the inside:

Here's the Maneki Neko cat card :

Had to look online to see what colors are used to color him/her.  I liked this color combo the best.  The Chinese characters says Happy New Year and a simple message on the inside with some falling sakura flowers...

I made 5 of each and my mom said everyone loved them.  Woo Hoo!!

I placed an order for more calendars because I had a few requests from my co-workers.  Thinkin I can maybe make a few dollars to support my habit, I mean hobby.  (hehehe)

Now on to the winner of last week's LFF 100th post, thank you to Jenny W, Lynn, Denice & Heidi for commenting.  I wish I could give you each something, so guess what?!  I will!  Congratulations ladies!  If you all live in the US you all qualify.  Please email me your snail mail: and I'll get your goodies in the mail within the next couple weeks.  If I already have it you'll get it sooner.  

Well looks like I'll be doing a little coloring and making stuff for meet ups with some of my crafty friends who are in town for CHA.  No I'm not going to the show but doesn't mean I can't meet up with them outside the arena.  Hope to have some photos to share.  Until then, have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, January 4, 2016

A Kitty Bee Designs 2016 calendar - January

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all doing something relaxing on the first Monday of the new year.  Me?  Well I'm at work cause it's a work day for me.  I know, I know, the injustice of it all right?  hahaha!  Well that's what I get for going in to a field where the only holidays we observe aren't the same as the city or the school system.  Sigh...  hahaha!

Although the Kitties & the Bees are on hiatus I wanted to continue to share here.  For today I've got the front of a calendar plus January from my 2016 calendar I made with Kitty Bee Designs images. Through out the year I'll be sharing each page for my monthly spotlight here and on the KBD blog.  First up is the cover...

I used a nice spring-like patterned paper, La-La Land Crafts die cut numbers and Firecracker Panda from Kitty Bee Designs.  Below is my January page featuring Bathtime Pup.


Each of the pages in the calendar are clean & simple and are not traditional, as in the theme of the month might not be what you might expect it to be.  I decided to make a calendar based on my idea for each month and using the Kitty Bee Design images made it so simple.  The calendars themselves are from Taylored Expressions and this year I was mindful enough to only buy 10.  (lol)  Yes, I learned my lesson last year.  Well I'll wrap it up now, thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll get to play with some stamps, papers and markers today while I'm at work slaving away... lol!!  Bye!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Maile! - 1st Birthday card of 2016


Hope you all had a nice New Year's Day.  Every year on New Year's Day we go to my friend's house to celebrate and for the past 11 of those years it has been a double celebration with a birthday party and New Years celebration all rolled in to one.  I spent the morning working on this card for my friend's niece's birthday...

It's still got a little bit of the holiday flair going on, but with a touch of birthday fun.  I used the adorable image from TGF's Secret Santa set as the focal point.  I also broke open my Recollections Craft It Vintage Glam paper pads for this one.  Might as well use something new for this card.  I like this paper pad, lots of glam and glitter and it has lots of craft paper designs.  Also used here are some go to MFT dies, Blueprints 20 & Stitched mini scallops oval.  From Mama Elephant the two sentiments dies.  The gems and flower are both from Recollections.

I took this with me to the party for the birthday girl.  With friends, relatives and my parents, I spent another wonderful day celebrating not only the new year, but my friend's sweet niece's birthday.  Another wonderful surprise was to see one of my former basketball players there with her little family.  Her husband coaches my friend's niece in basketball!  Small world!  It was another blessing to see her there and to know she's doing so well.

Now that the Christmas season has passed, I'll be sharing the other cards & projects I made which include lots of birthday cards.  It should be fun trying to remember all the products I used, so if I can't remember please don't hold it against me.  hahaha!  Cheers to day 2 of 2016.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Lilo's Fun Friday #100 - 2016

Happy Aloha Friday 
Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you had a fabulous time celebrating the new year last night.  I spent a quiet night at home after a long day at work.  I plan on crafting a little bit this weekend and hanging out with friends and family.   I hope you get to do the same.

Today's Lilo's Fun Friday #100, (wow is it really the 100th post already?!)  I thought I'd share this card using a favorite (of many) Sister Stamps images, Mei Lin, from the very first release. 

This is definitely a CAS kind of card using a few of my favorite companies.   Besides Sister Stamps, there's the washi paper from Hanko Designs and a couple new MFT dies (stitched rounded rectangle & LLD stitched numbers).

Not sure if you know that Sister Stamps will no longer be producing any more stamps.  It's such a shame because they are some of thee cutest stamps around.   They rank up there with the best in my opinion.  Although I'm sure many of the SS fans are sad we should also be happy that they gave us some wonderful stamps to cherish and continue to use.  I know I will.  

I don't normally have NY's resolutions but I saw this one online and thought it was appropriate.  


Hoping this year brings everyone peace, joy, laughter, wealth, health, strength & many more wonderful experiences.  2015 was a great year and I look forward to...

with you all.  Since this is my 100th Lilo's Fun Friday post I'd like to do a small give-a-way. (US residents only)  I have a couple Sister Stamps in my stash that I'd like to gift to one of you.  I might throw in some other crafty goodies as I have a lot to share.  If you're interested leave me a comment and I'll pick one of you next Friday.  

Mahalo for stopping by, have a blessed 1st day of 2016.