Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kitty Bee Blog Hop

It's time for a blog hop!  Yep - the Kitty Bee Blog Hop.....the theme is Halloween.  Now I must admit that Halloween is not something I celebrate.  But I do think it's fun for kids to go Trick or Treating.  I used an image called Milk Box Cow digital stamp.  Isn't it really cute???  There are all sorts of neat new images at the Kitty Bee shop...check them out - they are soooo cute!!!


So here are the deets about the blog hop - you can win prizes!!!!  Who doesn't love freebies!!??  There will be 3 random winners from comments throughout the blog hop.  You don't have to comment on every blog to win - but if you do - you'll have that many more chances to win!  The blog hop will end on Sunday, September 7th at 11am Hawaii time.  Winners will be posted Tuesday, September 9th.  Here's the hop order:

Kitty Bee Designs Blog
TraceyB - Tracey's Corner Cards
Julie - I Made A Card
Taniaj - Manx Made
Katie -  Katie's Crafts
You are here now:  Zella - Joyful Expressions
TraceyMo - Mowbray Designs
Larissa - Muffins and Lace
Mari- M and My Crazy Family
Shirl -    Creations by Shirl
Michelle - Just A Nutter Stamper
Cely - Hawaii Paper Party
Niki - Stampin'HI
Leanne - Finding My Groove
Elina - Scrapbooks, Crafts, and Cards, Oh My!

Join our hop for fun and prizes.....I can't wait to visit the blogs too!!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Back to School

It's that time of year - Back To School!  The buses are running, parents have bought all the school supplies, and now the kids are back in class.  School is our theme for the new Aloha Friday Challenge. Isn't this backpack image cute?


The images is from our sponsor for this challenge:


Come join us at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges - you have two weeks to enter the challenge....Enter for a chance to win 2 digi images.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flower bulb

I wish I could tell you about this card - the image, etc.  But I can't.  It was a card kit that I received from a friend and I can't find the image info (guess I threw that out - sorry).  But I do love it and would love to add this image to my collection!  So maybe it's a good thing that I don't know what it is so that I won't be able to buy more stamps!!!


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ice Cream Anyone?

I'm addicted.  That's just all there is to it - I'm addicted to ice cream!  Too bad I don't have as many arms as this little guy from Deedee's Digis - I'd be able to eat ice cream all the time!!!!



This image is from a set called Triple Scoop.  Look at the whole set:


For my card I used an outline image of the critter and colored him to match the purple paper I was using.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Baby on board

There must be something in the water....I have 3 friends who are pregnant right now!  What is going on??  LOL!!  This card has already been delivered....it was attached to a gift for a little boy who will be arriving next month.

The image is from Bugaboo called AKV-Expecting.  Isn't it just adorable and perfect for a couple waiting for their bundle to arrive?  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and used paper from my stash.  You know, as much as I keep just using stash paper it seems like I'm never making a dent in the pile.  Add ribbon and buttons and this is what you get:


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Garden Gnome

I'm not a gardener.  At all.  I have a black thumb.  Nothing grows for me.  So if I were to have a garden, it would be full of weeds and I would have to get something else to make it look nice.  Hmmm, how about a gnome?  LOL!!

Our Aloha Friday challenge at Kitty Bee Designs is "In the Garden".  The neat thing about the challenge is that it can be ANYTHING you would find in a garden or even a garden image.  Birds are in gardens....so are bugs...flowers, bees, veggies....the options are endless!  I chose to use a Gnome.  Our sponsor for the challenge is Lacy Sunshine.  I used an image called Lovely Larry Gnome


Isn't he cute??  So come on over and join us at our Aloha Friday challenge.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Monkey Business

I remember when I was younger (gee, that was such a long time ago) and we would go to the zoo....didn't you just love going to see the monkey's?  Certainly all the other animals were great to see...but there was something about those little monkey's swinging all over the place and having so much fun.  Maybe it was seeing their child-like spirit that appealed to me as a kid.  Whatever it was - I could stand there for such a long time and just watch them and smile!

Deedee's Digis has brought back that memory with her August Digi of the Month - Monkey Business.  Now not only is there a fabulous set to play with - but did you know that at Deedee's Digis Deedee is celebrating 1 year being back in business!  Congrats Deedee!!  And she is being so generous this month....Not only is there the usual offering of the full set of the month at a reduced price or free with a $10 purchase....but she even has a freebie available from this set here.  Why would you want the freebie?  Well, not only because it's just soooo cute - but because if you play along with us in August - you will get next months set for FREE (and it's absolutely adorable - trust me!).  Plus there are weekly drawings....so come on over and play with us!!!  You'll have a lot of fun and be joining a great bunch of crafters.

For my project I used the outline image and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  Since the image has the wood barrel, I used a wood grain embossing folder (I think it's Sissix) as the background layer.  In my stash I had this rick rack pom-pom stuff - just a small piece and I never really knew what to do with it....and this was the perfect time to use it!  I love when things just come together.


Here's what you get in the whole set:



Come on over and join us at Deedee's Digis....you won't be sorry!

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