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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