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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas my Kitty Bee friends! For my last 2017 DT spotlight, I created a very different kind of holiday card.  This sweet, little blow-fish dawned a Santa hat to deliver cheer to a family friend this year. 


Images Used: Blowfish

Products I used: Neenah and Stampin Up card stock, Copics, Far Far Hill digi paper and Wink of Stella.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to take a peek at my card. I will see you here again on the 1st Wednesday of each month to share more Kitty Bee Designs projects moving forward. Don't forget to join in this weeks challenge for your chance to win some great prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Smiles & Hugs! 
Peggie Sue

Friday, November 3, 2017

Merry Penguin Christmas

Hello my friends!

Just wanted to stop my packing for a min. to share a few pictures with you. This is one of my most recent journals for a swap. The fun thing about this is... I made my own book cloth and covered book board to make the cover. It was easy and so much fun, so now, the sky is the limit for fabric covers.


The journal is 7" tall and 5" wide with a 2" spine. It's actually suppose to be a December Daily journal to track your busy, family filled month.


I decided to use a more retro color pallet which fits me sooo well. I adore everything mid-century!


The fabric I have had in my stash for years. I thought it was perfect for the two kits I used.


I used kits from Ephemoire's Peppermint Stick and Calico Collage's Joyful Christmas. I thought they worked nicely together.


All the vintage ephemera I used for the journaling inserts I found during Pinterest searches.

 

The mini clothes pins and charms I purchased from Walmart and Hobby Lobby. The lace pockets are lace from a dress I purchased at Goodwill.

I hope my swap partner likes this cutie. I know I had a lot of fun creating it. Now, I'm off to pack a few more boxes. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ms. Octo

Hello again friends! For my 2nd to the last Kitty Bee Design Team spotlight for 2017,  I created a project using another cute little sea critter!  I adore all of Kitty Bee sea critters.


Images Used: Ms. Octo

Products I used: Stampin Up and Neenah card stock, Far Far Hill pattern paper, Stampin Up enamel dots, Copics and Wink of Stella

Thank you for taking time out of your day to take a peek at my card. I will see you here again on the 1st Wednesday of each month to share more Kitty Bee Designs projects moving forward. Don't forget to join in this weeks challenge for your chance to win some great prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Smiles & Hugs! 
Peggie Sue

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Be safe tonight as you head out to celebrate!


Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Monday, October 30, 2017

It's been way tooo long

I have been very busy making lovely junk journals. I have been participating in swaps, but moving forward I will be creating to build stock for my shop and 2018 craft fairs.

Here are the covers of a few of my creations. I will be able to record and up load videos very soon.











These are three of my fav journal covers so far. I will get my camera rig set up and shoot flip thru's soon, so keep an eye out for the post.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, October 6, 2017

I'm Just Batty for You!

Hello again my friends!

I'm back to share with you my card for the rand new challenge at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges. This challenge is all about the kiddos. I decided to make this card to send to my youngest kiddo. He's 13 and yes, he still lives at home, but he loooves getting mail. I thought I'd pop this into the USPS and let him have a little happy mail.

Image used: Pumpkin Carving Set

For my card, I cut a black cardstock base and ran some gray cardstock thru my Bug Shot with an embossing folder. I inked the embossed image with some dark blue ink. I added a few twinkling stars using my Gelly Roller. I think I over did the Wink of Stella on the little dude, he's sparkles like a Vampire ~ lol. The moon is cut from yellow card stock and everything is adhered with foam dots. And I added a wee little bow made of lime and white striped bakers twine. I used the bat from Just Me Digital Stamps (linked below picture.)

So like always with these great Kitty Bee challenges, we are going to give away some killer prizes! All you have to do is to stop by  Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges and add your creation to the mix. Make sure you create a project with a kiddo in mind. You have 2 weeks to get your project loaded.


Above you can see the two wonderful sponsors for this 2 week challenge period. Make sure you stop by and add your project, you could win a really groovy gift certificate! Check out the details here.

And here's one more look at my card. Thanks for stopping by!

                                                   Image used: Pumpkin Carving Set


Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

You had me at Aloha

Hello again friends! Kitty Bee Design Team spotlight time!!  I created a cute little card today. For some reason every time I see a narwhal my heart smiles. I think it's because when my mom was alive, she collected unicorns. Hope this card gives you a reason to smile too. 


Images Used: Narwhal Love

Products I used: Neenah and Stampin Up card stock, Far Far Hill digital pattern paper, Copics, Twine, metal die and Wink of Stella.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to take a peek at my card. I will see you here again on the 1st Wednesday of each month to share more Kitty Bee Designs projects moving forward. Don't forget to join in this weeks challenge for your chance to win some great prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
 Smiles & Hugs! 
 Peggie Sue

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Let's Party with a Kitty Bee Designs Blog Hop!

Are you ready for a BRAND NEW RELEASE from Kitty Bee Designs?? I know I am, so letʻs celebrate with a Blog Hop!!! We have tons of AWESOME, SUPER CUTE new images to share with you and we are doing a little celebrating just in time for Halloween!! But DONʻT BE SCARED... these images are just perfect for more than just Halloween!!

Our wonderful Design Team all worked really hard to bring you some great samples, so make sure to swing by each of their blogs to check out the new digis.

And thereʻs a bonus... weʻre giving a handful of digis away! One commenter from each stop on the hop will win the digi used by that DT member. You donʻt need to comment on every blog to be entered to win... but each comment you leave is another entry so make sure you swing by every designer's blog and let them know how FANTASTIC their cards are, and then make sure you come back and tell us which digi is your favorite!! One SUPER lucky winner who visits (and comments) on every stop as well as tells us which 3 digis are their favorite on the KBD blog will be entered to win ALL THREE!!

Entries close in on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 11pm Hawaii time. Winner will be posted the following day, Wednesday 4th October. Multiple comments on a single blog entry do not count; comments must be made on the KBD Blog hop post and/or the KBD DT memberʻs KBD Blog Hop post before the above-mentioned deadline to qualify for the prize. Only one digi will be given out per stop; if a DT member has made multiple projects, only one digi will be given out and the prize digi will be chosen at our discretion.

Remember to make sure you come all the way back to the KBD blog and let us know which 3 digis are your favorite! And if you just canʻt pick swing by the KBD Etsy shop and use CODE1017 to get 15% off your order for the entire month of October!!

Thanks for stopping by and hopping!

Mahalo Plenty!
kel & the KBD DT

Let's get hopping!!

Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations
Clara of Just Buzzinʻ By
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Thanks for stopping by! Smiles & Hugs! Peggie Sue

Friday, September 22, 2017

Help Me! I'm an ADDICT!

I simply cannot stop making junk journals! I have been making them for swaps on a FB group called Junk Journal Junkies. If you even think these may give you some joy, you should check out the group. There are some VERY talented ladies over there sharing their creations. Very inspiring!















This pretty gal is a denim themed swap journal. The last image above is my attempt as some cheeky humor - "Jean". I'm sure you can see what I did there. =)

The day the swap is complete and my happy mail package arrives is really a very delightful day. I love seeing what my partner created. Always ideas to see and then apply to my next journal. And I have to say, seeing my little journals lined up on the shelf - it's yummy!  See??


Well, guess I'm off now. I am working on a few exciting journals. One for Christmas and two for Halloween. One of the Halloween is a a Insane Asylum theme. =) Tickled!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Smiles & Hugs!
 Peggie Sue

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Fairy-tale come true!

I lost track of time ~ but I'm back with a brand new challenge at Kitty Bee Designs! It's all about the fantasy or fairy tales. I have a thing for witches, so I decided to you this sweet images from MMedel at Etsy.

 Image used: Witch

I also ADORE Halloween. It's by far my fav season of the year. I fell in love with Maria's pumpkins and simply had to uses these three little guys. These could be the 3 little pumpkins sitting on the fence...

Image used: Pumpkins

These little guys come in large line art set full of wonderful seasonal images ~ You simply must check it out! I decided to super size the images before I printed them. I wanted to add them to pictures frames to place on my bookshelf. All all honesty, I doubt I'l remove them once the season changes!

Now, on to the details about the new challenge. Like I said, your projects must feature something fantasy or fairy-tale. If your project is selected you can win fabulous gifts from our two sponsors: MMedel Illustrations and All Dressed Up.



Make sure you head over and look at all the great DT inspirational projects and while you are there, why not add your project to the mix! Good luck and I hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Smiles & Hugs!
 Peggie Sue

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Just Wavin' Hello

Hello again friends! DT Spotlight time again!  I decided to use this super adorable sea turtle ~ I adore sea turtles! I will send this care to my daughter, she lives at the beach. Just wanted to send a hug thru the mail. 


Image Used: Honu Sea Turtle

Products I used: Stampin Up, Neenah and digi paper, digi sea weed image, Copics, water color paint and Wink of Stella.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to take a peek at my card. I will see you here again on the 1st Wednesday of each month to share more Kitty Bee Designs projects moving forward. Don't forget to join in this weeks challenge for your chance to win some great prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Smiles & Hugs! 
Peggie Sue

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Last Week of Our Big Party!

Don't miss the last week for our 100th Challenge PARTY!

4 years ago, we started the Aloha Friday Challenge as a fun way to gather some friends and promote Kitty Bee Designs. The challenge has grown so much and we are so happy to welcome friends and fans around the world, as well as some amazing Design Team members and sponsors!!

In honor of our 100th challenge celebration, we’d like to invite you, our amazing fans and friends, to join in for a special round of amazing giveaways!! There’s a ton of ways to win one of NINE different sponsored prizes... NINE of them!!!

1. All Dressed Up (2 digis for winner)
2. Bugaboo ($21 GC for winner)
3. Crafty Sentiments Designs (3 digis for winner)
4. Ppinkydolls
5. Scrap N’Dipity ($5 GC for winner)
6. The East Wind
7. The Paper Shelter ($6 GC for winner)
8. Sasayaki Glitter (1 digi for winner)
9. Kitty Bee Designs (3 digis for winner)


To enter, please pop over to the Kitty Bee Designs site and use the rafflecoptor to enter in for a chance to win these Fab-U-Kitty prizes. And let us know if you have any questions about this giveaway celebration!!!

I wanted to share some of my past KBD DT creations, so here's a look back at a few of my favs!





Don't forget to pop over and enter into the GREAT prize give-aways! And thanks for taking the time out to come read my blog!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mermaid Wishes

Hi everyone, I hope you are ready for the 1st day of school! We are slowly getting all our supplies gather to my son's dismay! For my Kitty Bee DT spotlight I created this cute little card. Just makes me smile when I look at it!

Images Used: Mr. Crab

Products I used: Far Far Hill pattern papers, Neenah and Stampin Up card stock, Stampin Up ribbon, scrap pattern paper, Copics and Wink of Stella.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to take a peek at my card. I will see you here again on the 1st Wednesday of each month to share more Kitty Bee Designs projects moving forward. Don't forget to join in this weeks challenge for your chance to win some great prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Smiles & Hugs! 
 Peggie Sue

Friday, July 28, 2017

You Won't Wanna Miss This!!

We're having a PARTY!

Can you believe that 4 years ago, we started the Aloha Friday Challenge as a fun way to gather some friends and promote Kitty Bee Designs. The challenge has grown so much and we are so happy to welcome friends and fans around the world, as well as some amazing Design Team members and sponsors!!

In honor of our 100th challenge celebration, we’d like to invite you, our amazing fans and friends, to join in for a special round of amazing giveaways!! There’s a ton of ways to win one of NINE different sponsored prizes... NINE of them!!!
1. All Dressed Up (2 digis for winner)
2. Bugaboo ($21 GC for winner)
3. Crafty Sentiments Designs (3 digis for winner)
4. Ppinkydolls
5. Scrap N’Dipity ($5 GC for winner)
6. The East Wind
7. The Paper Shelter ($6 GC for winner)
8. Sasayaki Glitter (1 digi for winner)
9. Kitty Bee Designs (3 digis for winner)


To enter, please pop over to the Kitty Bee Designs site and use the rafflecoptor to enter in for a chance to win these Fab-U-Kitty prizes. And let us know if you have any questions about this giveaway celebration!!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Guess What Lovies??

I have copied a post from the Kitty Bee Designs webpage ~ we need more team members!

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Kitty Bee Designs DT Call

This is a minimum 4-month commitment beginning September 2017.  You are, however, welcome to jump in as soon as you are ready.  We are a VERY laid back team and know you will have a lot of fun with us and feel very welcomed by our fellow DT members!  

Our challenges post every other Friday and run for a full 2 weeks.  The in-between Friday is a mid-inspiration post day.  

Requirements:
o     Create 2 projects a month:
  •      1 challenge project following the challenge theme to be shared on the Challenge blog.  This project needs to be uploaded to our private DT blog (2) days before your assigned post (challenge or mid-inspiration) goes live.  Our challenges run every 2 weeks so there may be a month where you will be required to create 2 projects. 
  •      1 spotlight project showcasing an image from Kitty Bee Designs per month to be showcased on the KBD blog.  You will schedule your own spotlight project on the KBD blog, so have a bit more flexibility with the timing of this one, as long as you post it in the AM of your posting day.  The only requirement for this project is to use a KBD image.  Other than that, anything goes.

  • o   Participate in new-release parties/blog hops for Kitty Bee Designs when applicable.
o    Have a Facebook account (this is where our DT chats and where I post our files and sponsor images).
o    Have a personal blog to post about each new challenge/mid-challenge inspiration, and link back to the Aloha Friday Challenges. 
o    Post your DT badge on your blog’s sidebar.
o    Comment on your assigned numbers. (no more than 2)
o   Vote on the DT top picks at the end of each challenge. (every 2 weeks)
o    Promote Kitty Bee Designs wherever you can!  Social media encouraged but not required.

Benefits:
o     You will be provided with a wide range of images from KBD and other sponsors to work with and use not only for our challenges, but on projects for yourself and other challenges.
o     Your name and blog link will be displayed on the Kitty Bee Blog.

How to apply:
Email DT coordinator kel: KittyBeeChallenges@gmail.com with:
1.   Your name & location
2.   Your blog address plus any social media links you'd like to share and/or use regularly.
3.   A list of your current DT responsibilities
4.    (3) of your best recent creations (either uploaded to the email or linked to your blog) 
This DT call is open to everyone - international applicants welcome, no previous design team experience necessary.  The call will stay open through August 5th or until all spots have been filled. 

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Be sure to head over and check it out if you're interested! Loved yo see you on our team!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fab Fabric and Lace

Oh guys! I am so happy with this little journal!

This is also for a swap at the Junk Journal Junkies FB group. I think I will need to re-create this one for myself!


The cover is canvas that I coffee stained and stamped with my rubber stamps. I layered lace and other trims on it.


I like to print my ephemera on either card stock or regular paper and then I sew it onto a coffee stained paper backing.


I made this flower from some of the baked parchment paper. Have I ever mentioned how much I love the crinkly sound of baked papers and glassine?? LOL


The sheet of music you see in the background is from an ooold 1903 hymnal booklet I found at an estate sale.


You can't see it here, but I added Wink of Stella here on the month image! It's so pretty.


Here's some more of the baked parchment paper I turned into a flower.


The page on the left is part of a digital journal kit from Tsunami Rose. Under the vintage button on the right, is part of an old sewing pattern I tore up.


Here I made a large "glassine" bag out of more baked parchment paper and it goes thru the "spine" and there's a pocket on the other side too.


This was the 1st time I decoupaged part of a napkin into a journal. I used an A2 envelope here and as you can see below, I glued it to the page backwards so when you open it you can hide stuff inside the envelope.


I added a large print out of an old magazine cover to hide the envelope flap, it was less than attractive for sure.


Here's another page from the Tsunami Rose kit I purchased. I adore my little clothes pins, I've stained those too.


Here's the center of the journal. It's a 3-hole pamphlet stitch into the cover. I added little glitter paper hearts to the  end of the heavy duty thread I bound it with.


I sewed a torn page to a book page to create a full sized pocket and I tucked an antique postcard inside. The rose is an image from Pinterest that I fussy cut and used foam tape to add to the page creating a beautiful tuck spot.


Here's an altered paperclip, I used fabric and lace and trim and sewed it to the clip.


Here's the "other"side of the homemade glassine bag.


Another beautiful page of the Tsunami Rose kit, love her work!


Squeeeee, more baby clothes pins!


Added more fabric, making a little gathered embellishment.


Love this retired Stampin Up sentiment! Here's another free rose image I fussy cut.


I used an old Sizzix die to cut out book page flowers to layer here on top of a pocket I cut out from an file folder.


The end.


Here's a picture of all the inserts I made to place thru out the journal. Like I said, I am soooo addicted!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue