Friday, September 29, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Is it beginning to feel like Autumn where you live? Here in northern California we've had several end of summer heat waves so I'm ready for fall weather and fall colors.
For my monthly DT Spotlight post at Kitty Bee Designs, I chose these adorable
Kawaii Owl Buddies.
You can click the link above to find these cuties in the Kitty Bee Designs shop.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Isn't this Giraffe from Inky Antics a cutie? The papers, ribbon, die cut, and buttons are all from a card kit I'd purchased awhile back. I just decided to use a different stamped image so it goes perfectly with the personal sentiment I stamped on the inside.
I colored with Copic Markers and then assembled all the rest of the goodies provided in the kit.
I hope you've been playing along with our weekly challenges. Just follow the link above.
Friday, September 15, 2017
MMedel Illustrations - https://www.etsy.com/shop/MMedelIllustrations
All Dressed Up Stamps - https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps
I hope you'll visit the Kitty Bee Designs blog to see all the DT projects. We'd love it if you'd become a follower while you're there and, of course, link your own project for a chance to win images from our sponsors.
I'll be back on the Spotlight Blog on September 26.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hi Crafty Friends,
Always Fun Challenge #23 is "Create a Scene." I LOVE using dies and I love creating scenes so this was a perfect challenge for me.
Irina Blount of La-La Land Crafts does a trunk show at our local craft store about once every three months. She introduced me to the idea of white on white using the classic linen-white pearl papers (and also the gold). I am in love with effect so I'm thrilled to share my card using her technique and some of her amazing dies.
This card is 5.5 x 5.5. I only used the two linens, white and gold. I did cut an extra reindeer in chipboard to give a little dimension to the reindeer in front. I cut all the dies at once using my Gemini. Irina's dies cut beautifully in almost every machine (I've used the Cuttlebug with them as well - with the metal shim.) This elegant card was really easy to create and I love the way it turned out.
I hope you'll join us for this challenge - you may create any type of scene using any medium.
Just follow the link above to join in the fun.
Friday, September 8, 2017
I love this apple-shaped card. All I did was add an extra apple shape in white for a spot to write or add a sentiment - easy peasy.
This cute little box was fun to make as well. I slightly enlarged the file and added a piece of acetate behind the window. Such a fun little gift to give to your favorite school-bound kiddo.
This challenge is being sponsored by
so link up to the challenge blog for a chance to win a $20 gift voucher.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
It my day to post over on the Paper Crafting World Blog.
I create4d another one page layout using two cut files from Paper Crafting World.
I love the cut files that are titles - so easy to cut out and assemble. I knew the layout needed a little something more so I added a bear file I had. It's the Bear with Popsicle cut file but I made extra ice cream cones from the Two Scoops title file and then gave the bear a cone rather than a popsicle!!
The background papers are from Doodlebug Designs and the cut files were all cut from American Crafts Heavy Weight card stock - cuts so well using the Silhouette.
You can find these files by visiting Paper Crafting World (link above) and you can also find some amazing projects created by our artist/designer/leader/blog owner, Melin by visiting her personal blog, My Paper Crafting.
Thanks for stopping in today.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Hi Crafty Friends,
We'd like to see some shaker cards for Always Fun Challenge #22.
Now that I have the WRMK Fuse tool, making shaker cards is easy peasy.
Since most of my cards need to be mailed, I like that I can make a shaker card that remains relatively flat for mailing at regular postal rates.
I designed this card for friends who farm Walla Walla sweet onion. Every year they send us a case so I always try to make an "oniony" card as a thank you.
Here's my design for this year's crop.
I got the free image from the internet, scanned it and cut it out using my Scan N Cut2 - love that machine! I also used Jaded Blossom Stitched Rectangle dies and Alphabet 2 dies. My sequin assortment is from Craftin Desert Divas.
I hope you'll join in this fun challenge. We loving seeing different ways to create shaker cards. Just follow the Always Fun link above.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Hi Crafty Friends,
Wowzers! It's September 1st. The kiddos are back in school and we'll soon be decorating for fall - I can't wait.
It's time for our new monthly challenge at
Our optional theme this month is FRIENDSHIP.
You may use a Bestie image or any image from any artist.
My card features the adorable Button Betty. She's here to tell you that
You are Amazing.
I colored using Copic Markers and created the card using lots of dies from La-La Land Crafts and Jaded Blossom. All the dies were cut using my Gemini. The heat embossed sentiment is from the Encouragement set by Jaded Blossom.
I added Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle to her wings and Glossy Accents to the buttons.
I hope you'll join us this month. There are some wonderful My Besties images to be won.