Friday, April 18, 2014

Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday - Animals

I'm an animal lover.  I love them all!  Ok, maybe not spiders but I love animals.  Our new challenge at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday is Animals.  Our sponsor is A Random Fan and there are so very cute images with animals!  I chose to use an image called "Autry and Poodle".  I liked the French feel and I wanted to keep it black and white with just a pop of red.

Thanks for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!

Duckie In Egg

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge is starting a new challenge this week and with Easter being this weekend - what else could the theme be?  Did you know that Pattie's Creations offers a freebie every month?  For my card I used the freebie that was offered the first Friday of this month - Duckie In Egg.  I decided that I wanted to make a statement with this card:  that you don't have to spend a lot of money to make cards.  The image is a freebie.  The papers were scraps from other projects as is the ribbon.  And I colored the image with Bic Sharpies.  So many people use Copics and get wonderful results.  But some people just can't afford the investment of those markers.  I once bought a set of Sharpies at Staples with a coupon - I think I got a set of 40 markers for around $12.  Certainly you cannot get the same results as you can with Copics or Spectrum Noir markers....but you can still create a nicely colored image.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Event though it did snow yesterday here in Ohio - UGH! - Spring is here and Easter is Sunday!  I love Easter!!!!  It's Holy Week.  I know for many Easter is about chocolate bunnies and coloring eggs.  But for me it's about celebrating Him!  It's about the reason that when I leave this Earthly life I will be with Jesus is Heaven!  It's about how Jesus went to the cross sinless to pay the ultimate price for each and every one of us...and then three days late the tomb was empty!!!  Jesus is ALIVE!  Easter is certainly a day to celebrate!!!

And at Digistamps4Joy we are certainly celebrating!!  Our this this week is Easter or Spring.  I used "Floral Cross" for my card.  I wanted the image to be the sole focus of the card so I kept it pretty large.  When searching on Google for a coloring idea for the flowers I found a picture of these soft yellow petunias.  They were so pretty and I knew I wanted to use that buttery yellow shade.  Add some paper for a background and a flower with a button....this is what you get:

Now it's your turn...let's see what Easter or Spring means to you!  Come on over to Digistamps4Joy and join us for our challenge.

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God bless you today!  Thank you for stopping by and spending a few moments of your time with me.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Under Your Wings

"Under Your Wings" is the title of this month's featured digi at Deedee's Digis.  Owls are so popular and this little owl image comes with a great assortment of sentiments.  Plus you get the image colored and uncolored!  What more can you ask?  Well, there is more!!  When you enter this month's challenge using "Under Your Wings", you will get next month's set FREE!  Gotta love those freebies!

I don't have a color printer so I used the black & white image then colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  The embossing folder is a wood grain folder by Sissix.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kitty Bee Designs DT Spotlight

Being part of the Kitty Bee Design Team is such a blessing!  One thing that is really neat is that there is a Design Team Spotlight and today it's me! 

I love the Kitty Bee images.  It's so hard to just chose one to use.  But since Winter was so long and harsh this year and Spring has arrived here in Ohio I wanted to use an image that reminded me of Spring.  I used "Under The Stars Bear". You can find him and all the other great images at the Kitty Bee Designs store.  I used some papers I had in my stash along with some Washi Tape - doing a take on one of the Freshly Made sketches.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  God bless you!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Aloha Friday - Easter

Can you believe that Easter is right around the corner?  It's very close so it's time to make those Easter cards!  At Kitty Bee Designs we are helping you with that task by giving you a challenge to participate in so you can make those cards.

For my card I used an image called "Three Amigos" by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.  I thought it was so cute!!!  I had some scap papers that I was able to use too.  The image is colored with Bic Sharpies and Spectrum Noir markers. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Carriers of Faith - All God's Children

It's the 9th and that means it's the Carriers of Faith blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Barb's blog.  If you stayed and visited for a while then you have learned that Barb is quite the talent...and between you and me - I think she must have a second home that only contains her paper collection because she always has the PERFECT paper for every card she makes!  (Love ya Barb!)

Our theme for this month is "All God's Children". We are supposed to create or share something depicting a baby, child, teen, or adult - as we are all special in His eyes!  Our scripture to focus on for the month  is from Mark 9:36-27:

And Jesus took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, "Whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent me".

My card is not only for the Carriers of Faith blog hop, but also for Crafter's Cafe.  The theme at Crafter's Cafe is Spring...and I used an image from Inky Impressions called "Maddie Spreading Love". 

So how does this apply to the Carriers of Faith?  Well, not only is it a picture of a young girl...but even the name of the image including "Spreading Love".  Isn't that what we are called to do?  To share the love of Jesus and spread His love?  I heard a song one day while I was in my craft room listening to KLOVE on the internet.  The song talked about how he wanted people to see Jesus through him.  That has become my prayer....I pray that when people see me - they see Him...that when they talk to me - they hear Him coming through...that in some way my life is a reflection of all He has done for me.  I'm blessed.  And I pray that today He will bless you in a very special way!!

Your next stop on the Carriers of Faith blog hop is Paula...spend some time there - she's another amazing talent!!!

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