Friday, May 31, 2013

My Intro...

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!  I wanted to make a quick post to introduce you all to the latest blog challenge Kitty Bee Design.  I've said this a few times, but I am SUPER excited to have been chosen as a DT member.  I wanted to entice y'all to hop on over to check it out so here's a little sneaky peek...

I had a ton o' fun making my own background paper and "punny" sentiment.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!  I'd be ever so honored if you stopped by Kitty Bee Design to check out the entire card and left me some comment love.  Stay tuned for more posts and projects on my new venture as a Kitty Bee Design Team Member!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Celebrate Summer!

My favorite thing to escape the summer heat is shaved ice (snow cone)!  My Colorado sister has been to Hawaii a few times and I couldn't believe I had never introduced her to this fabulous treat until recently.  I'm looking forward to making many trips with the kiddos and possibly trying some new go to is always strawberry and lychee with a snow cap (condensed milk topping)'s ooooh soooo good! 

The next Pinspired Challenge reminded me of the many flavors and colors of shaved ice...

Kitty Bee Design Shave Ice Bunny, Lawn Cuts Circle and Circle Scallop, Lawn Fawn Happy 4th (sentiment), Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade Paper, AC Hip Hip Hooray Paper, Pink CS, AC Summer Ribbon, Archival Jet Black Ink, Copic Markers, Stickles Star Dust

 Here is the pinspiration photo

and a closeup of this adorable Kitty Bee Design Shave Ice Bunny

I had to add that little bow...just added to its cuteness!  This will also be entered in 3Girl Jam Challenge.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Mahalo for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Red, White and Blue

Not quite sure where my long weekend went, but I'm glad I was able to get a quick card in before my busy week starts.  I also want to thank all of you that take the time to read my blog and express your words of encouragement.  I am truly grateful and blessed to be surrounded by an AMAZING group of crafters!

On to my card...

Lawn Fawn Happy 4th, Darice Cloud Embossing Folder, CS in Blue and Red, sequins, Memento Lady Bug, Danube Blue and London Fog inks

Went with CAS-ual Fridays: Red, White and Blue  theme and followed this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch but turned it upside down!

Hope everyone has a great week ahead.  Stay tuned for my DT debut on Kitty Bee Designs Blog on Friday!  I'm super excited to share my projects...and they're not just cards!  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Graduation Season

As we're in the midst of graduation season I thought I'd better start building my card stash!  Before I get into my card though I wanted to spread the word of another fun challenge blog!  I have the amazing opportunity to be on the DT and hope we inspire y'all to wanna join in at Kitty Bee Designs.  Check out the blog for details and I hope to "see" you there!

Ok on to my card...

The design was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketches using the sketch below.

 The colors and elements were inspired by Runway Inspired Challenge

Kept the card CAS so it will also be entered in Lawnscaping Challenge: Clean and Simple

Happy Wednesday!  Looking forward to the weekend...this is the last week of school and summer will officially begin in our house!

Supplies: Lawn Fawn: Hats Off to You, A Birdie Told Me and So Much to Say
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection, Kraft Cardstock, Gray Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink Wet Cement

Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Monday...Happy News!

Happy Monday everyone!  I have a thank you card to share dedicated to Kelli (Scraps and photoGRAFFS) and Ruth (Kitty Bee Designs)

Based on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch
So on to the great news!!!  Drum roll please!!!!!!!!

I've been chosen to be on the Design Team for Kitty Bee Designs!  I was so honored to have been chosen and look forward to making them proud.  Kitty Bee Designs is a locally owned stamp company that I had fallen in love with when they were first introduced.  If you know my blog I LOVE everything cute, fun and quirky and let me tell you...this stamp line is for me!

We will be having Aloha Friday Challenges starting June 7th so mark your calendars and help me spread the word!  If you've been to Hawaii, seen it on TV or dream of coming... stop by the blog Kitty Bee Designs and get inspired by our culture!  Stay tuned for my debut card as part of the Design Team...I'm quite proud of it!  Interested in digi stamps?  You can find them through Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop...they're sure to bring a smile to your face!

Thank you all for your kind words and support!  Have a great week!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

More Fun with Pattern

The sentiment says it all on how I've been feeling since my best friend and her ohana left yesterday.  I am truly "wishing big" for the next time we'll be able to see each other again. Too bad a whole ocean and 2,500 miles separate us. 

This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to stamp on pattern paper.  I've been hoarding my Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade paper and decided it needs to get used!  I'd been wanting to ink up the latest CAS-ual Fridays stamp set Bold Wishes and decided to get more inspiration from Pinspired Challenge

What spoke to me was the colors and hint of silver...even the scrolling in the background hence the silver embossed border.  The design was inspired by this week's Feshly Made Sketches

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Crossing my fingers to get more crafting in since I did get a few goodies for Mother's Day!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 10, 2013


Happy Friday everyone!  It's been a loooong week for me, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel.  My best friend from college is flying in with her hubby and super adorable 14 month old and I cannot wait to spend some time with them.

I wanted to whip up a quick card for her...

We try to chat with each other on the phone every other weekend or so, and I'm so excited that now we won't need our phones!

The colors and style was inspired by this...

This is the next Runway Inspired Challenge.  I was drawn to the black and white and yellow in the background (reason for the base of the card).  Also the pink polka dots with blue handbag also stood out for me, hence the phone!

The design of the card is from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch

That's it for me.  I hope everyone has fabulous plans for the weekend...especially all the moms out there!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rainbow Brushstrokes

Today I wanted to share a little technique I learned in one of the online classes I took a few months ago.  We were taught to use white chalk ink as a base then re-stamp image with the color of your choice.  The result is a more dimensional image that I really like!

I loved how the brushstrokes turned out using a rainbow of colors.  The brushstroke and sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays stamp set Breath.  I chose inspiration from the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge incorporating polka dots, kraft and punches/dies.  I made that strip of polka dots simply using 2 different sized hole punches and randomly punching away!

The colors and brushstrokes were inspired by this Pinspired picture...

And the sketch is following CAS(E) this Sketch

Hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Baby Blessings

Can't believe I let a whole week slip by without making a single card!  My hubby needed a card for his friend that just had a baby and wouldn't ya know's the theme of the next Runway Inspired Challenge!

Following this cutie patootie model...

I loved the little polka dots and bow.  I went for the neutral colors with a bit of gold like the model's outfit.  I could just squeeze this little one. Babies bring so much joy and only wish time could go a little slower for me to enjoy my little ones that grow so fast!

This card will also be entered to 3 Girl Jam Challenge: Anything Goes

Mahalo for taking the time to stop by...I so appreciate it!

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