Friday, September 19, 2014

More Practice with Copics

I cannot tell you how excited I am about the 
Until this point I've just watched a ton of YouTube videos
picking up little tips here and there.

Here is another attempt at playing with copics...

Bugaboo digi Bubbles Birthday Balloons, Hero Arts Hey Day sentiment, copics
Fancy Pants Be Different pattern paper, Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners

I love using digis to practice coloring!
This digi is called Bubbles Birthday Balloons from 
Isn't this image just thee cutest?
I don't have many masculine cards so I decided to go with 
boyish colors.
 There's still time to enter the Kitty Bee Design Aloha Friday Challenge
Midinspiration Week with the theme of "in the sky."

Mahalo for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Ugly Duckling

I had the concept of the Ugly Duckling in mind for the last
PC&S submission and thought I'd share it today since it was not picked up.
After staring at it as I'm writing my blog I realized it definitely appeared better in my!
My idea was to create a scene out of a book (hence the typed background paper)
and will enter this in the latest Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore

Lawn Fawn Hello Baby and dies, Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABCs, Lawn Fawn Scalloped border die
copic markers, Hero Arts Shadow inks

The Ugly Duckling was a frequent bed time read as my brother and I
 were frequently teased growing up.
On those nights my mom would pull this book out.
My brother was born with a birth defect called Cleft Lip and Palate and
til this day my brother and I argue about who had the rougher childhood
I grew up "happily plump" and he with his surgery scars...
(silly conversations that really don't prove a

I love reminiscing and realizing that it's all pretty menial in the scheme of things.
This is pretty much how my parents raised us...

Mahalo for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kitty Bee Design Spotlight

Happy Wednesday Kitty Bee Design Fans!
I'm super excited to get to share my latest card using 

Kitty Bee Design, Hero Arts Hey Day Sentiment, Lawn Fawn Let's Roll
Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade paper, Hero Arts Shadow inks, copics

I love that you can use the images 
with stamps you have lying around!
With just a bit of pattern paper 
these sweet images are brought to life.

*disclaimer this might be retired, but I hear if you ask
super nicely she may be able to get a digi for ya!
This is the reason to HURRY on over to the store 
to get these super sweet images while you can!!

Mahalo for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Made My Own Background

I've not had much time lately to make things worthy of

But I thought I'd share a card that didn't make it into the publishing category.  Remember the call for Scandinavian Folk Art from Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking?  I'm not Scandinavian by any means, but I remember growing up with my mom's cupboards full of dishware that had these sweet little images and pretty patterns in avocado green and mustard yellows.  Those were the good ol' days with delicious home cooked meals in them!

On to my card...

Lawn Fawn Peace, Joy, Love, Lawn Fawn Harvest Season, Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Avery Elle Custom Panels Die

So I made my design super colorful...cause you know that's how I roll!

All righty gang...have a great week and I hope to be back again soon!!

Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Fall

Anybody over with summer?  It's been super hot and humid with barely a breeze the last week and I'm looking forward to cooler weather!  So y'all know how much I'm in love with Lawn Fawn and had to get in the mood for cooler weather by entering Foxy Foxes Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Here's a closeup at some adorable die cutting!  I'm in love with the little die cuts Lawn Fawn has in their latest release.  The apples and leaves are just too cute and what do you think of that stitched die cut ground!  I used distress inks in scattered straw and mowed lawn  to create a fall-ish ground for that sweet fox!  Again practicing my copic coloring skills...practice makes perfect right. 

The entire card...

Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods, Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders,
Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn,
QuicKutz nesting scallop squares, Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pattern paper,
Hero Arts shadow inks in Cup o Joe, Pale Tomato, Red Royal, Field Green and Pumpkin Pie

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I'll be back with more!

Mahalo for stopping by!!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Anxious to Play!

I hope everyone's weekend is going well! 
 If you're looking for the Kitty Bee Designs Blog Hop click HERE

I've been super excited to play with the Lawn Fawn new release...
have you seen it?!?  It's AMAZING!
I highly recommend going to the online store
as Vanessa is having a super sale (not on Lawn Fawn new release) 
and her shipping is super quick!!  I received shipping all the way to Hawaii in 3 days!
Don't forget to check out her blog too as they are having a fun challenge
using this mood board...

How could I not play with those gorgeous colors?!?
Here's what I came up with...

Lawn Fawn Dream with dies, Lawm Fawn Sally's ABCs, Hero Arts Shadow inks in Butter Bar, Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Pool and India Ink Black
Scripty Joy die, Studio Calico Pattern Paper, DCWV Glitter Paper, Vellum

I'm in love with all of the Lawn Fawn scripty dies 
and I wasn't ready to make a Christmas card yet, so I decided to 
make a card for a patient that needs a little encouragment.
I die cut "joy" from glitter paper and again in black to create a shadow efffect.
Then, just swiped some ink over on the side of the pattern paper that had the lightest design,
heat embossed the feathers on vellum and adhered.
The word "choose" was a custom sentiment from Sally's ABCs
Here's a closer look...

The design was inspired by the latest 

And that's a wrap!  
Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you can get your shopping on!!

Kitty Bee Design Halloween Blog Hop!

It's my favorite time of year...
I always feel that Halloween kicks off the holiday season and when I saw the latest
Kitty Bee Design Halloween images I went a little crazy!
You won't be able to resist its cuteness...
If you're going in order you should be hopping over from

On to my card...

He's called Bun Vampire...cute right?!
(the sentiment, candy and caramel apple are from a retired set)
Want to win a digi of your own?
Hop along and leave a comment along the way.
The more comments, the greater your chance of being chosen.
There will be 3 winners to get a digi of their choice from the new release!
So cool right?!

Next on the hop is 
and I guarantee there's more cuteness over on her blog!

If you get lost or want more details, head on back to the Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Also here's another fab deal...
a 15% off coupon to the etsy store for Labor Day. 
Code is 'Labor15' and runs from Friday 8/29 thru 9/5, 
good on both clear stamps and digi stamps. 
Customers who spend $50 or more get a Mahalo coupon for 20% off 
a future order (expires 9/30).

MAHALO for stopping by!!!

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