Saturday, January 19, 2013


I wanted to showcase one of my favorite, local stamp designers Kitty Bee Designs.  She has an assortment of cute little critters and fun images that are great for just about any look you're going for.  The best part is that her stamps represent Hawaii and its culture.  Not only are her clear stamps fun, but they stamp really well!  I wanted to enter Freshly Made Sketches and incorporated Kitty Bee Designs into this fun layout...

So what's a maneki-neko you ask?  Do the kitties look familiar?  Maybe saw something like that in Chinatown?  Hawaii is known for being the melting pot of cultures and the maneki-neko represents a lot of things such as good fortune and luck.  Depending on who you ask here in Hawaii, you may get a different story and meaning each time!  For more details check out Maneki-neko on Wikipedia.  Each paw raised whether left, right or both mean different things...either way these stamps are adorable!

I went for the traditional maneki-neko colors and used copic markers to color in the details then fussy cut each kitty.  I wanted the background to have that Asian flair so embossed red cardstock with Lifestyle Embossing Folder in Tide.  Kinda reminded me of scales on a koi fish which a kitty may like...hehehe

Just wanted to share a little piece of Hawaii with all of you.  Until next time...a hui hou!

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.“--Anonymous


  1. Thanks for sharing this adorable card and for the story of the maneki neko. One of the things I enjoy most about visiting crafty blogs is that I always seem to learn something new every day! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I love your card!!! My mom used to collect the kitties... It reminds me of home. My mom lives on the Big Island, I'll have to ask her to look for Kitty Bee Design stamps for me.

    1. Mahalo for stopping by! I think you could message Kitty Bee designs through Facebook. I bet she could mail them to you! Check her out on
      Stay tuned and I'll post more cards using her stamps!

  3. I love when I learn new things and so happy you shared this! Thanks for joining us this week at FMS!

  4. I can't say enough of your creations, that I had to personally thank you on your blog. I am over the moon with your creation with the Neko Cats set! Keep stamping! I am sure you will like what I have in store for you!

    @ Shelly Fuller - It will be in Ben Franklin Hilo, after February 2nd. It will be at all locations on the same day. Mahalo Plenty!


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