<![CDATA[Pretty Fun - BLOG]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:40:00 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Kitty Bee #97...Best of the Bunch]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:07:33 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/kitty-bee-97best-of-the-bunchHello Friends,
Today I have another new card to share with you that I made for the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #97...For the Guys.

This time I used a digi stamp by Just Me Digital Stamps.  This one is called, "boy holding flower digital stamp".  You can find this one at the Just Me Digital Stamp store, just click here.
For this dessign, I used Copic Marker for the coloring:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E13, E15, E18
Shoes: E23
Jeans: B97, B95, B41
Flower Stem: YG17, YG25
Flower Center: Y13, W9
Petals: V01, B91, B41 and the Blender 0.

Instructions:  To cut the focal digi, I used a beautiful die from Our Daily Bread Designs called Lavish Layers, CBD149.  The finished card measures 5 x 7.  The background paper is from a paper pad by DCWV called Collage Art Stack, I used one of the blue selections.  I just love this paper collection, it is so versatile.  Then out of lavender cardstock, I cut a 5x7 die from the Anna Griffin collection.  For the flowers, I used blue ink and stamped "Delightful Daisies" by Heartfelt Creations onto white cardstock.  HCPC-3656,  Then I colored the flowers to match my digi stamp using copic markers listed above for the petals.  Then using the Delightful Daisy die by Heartfelt Creations I cut out the flowers. HCD1-760.  I then shaped them and cut the black center with the Arianna Blooms Die by Heartfelt Creations. HCD1-748.  For the yellow centers, I used yellow Mini Prills, Bright Ideas.
Thank you for visiting today. 
Come join the fun at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge for your chance to win some adorable digi's.  Be sure to visit Just Me Digital Stamps Etsy Store, where you can find some adorable digi's for any occasion.

I hope that this card inspires you to make something beautiful today.
Blessings and Hugs,​
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<![CDATA[Kitty Bee Challenge #97...Ahoy Matey]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:03 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/kitty-bee-challenge-97ahoy-mateyHello Friends,
Today I have a new card to share with you that I made for the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #97...For the Guys.

I used a darling digi stamp "Captain Owen" from our sponsor, Paper Nesting Dolls.  You can find this digi stamp here.
I colored this digi with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir, I used the following:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E35, Y23
Hat & Clothes: B97, B95, Y15
Dog: E37, E35, RV04, R29
Flag & Heart: Spectrum Noir Lipstick, Rose Red, R29
Stearing Wheel, Pole & Scope: W7, W5, W3, Y18, Y17
Boat: E18, E15, E13, E11
Ocean: B99, B34

This is a 5 x 7 white card base and for the background I used cardstock paper from a ColorBok paper pad called, "Marble".  I fussy cut around the digi stamp and used pop dots to attach it to the front of the card for dimension.  The fish at the bottom is a die cut from the Anna Griffin collection, "All About Him".  The sentiment was made using white card and an Alphabet stamp set by "Ki".  Then I used a Spellbinders label die cut called, "Fancy Tags Three",  #S5-031. I cut two of these and stacked them with pop dots.

​Thank you for visiting today. 
Come join the fun at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge for your chance to win some adorable digi's.  Be sure to visit Paper Nest Dolls Digi Stamp Store, where you can find some adorable digi's for any occasion.

I hope that this card inspires you to make something beautiful today.
Blessings and Hugs,​
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<![CDATA[Kitty Bee Father's Day Spotlight]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/kitty-bee-fathers-day-spotlightHello Everyone,

In the USA, Father's Day is next weekend and today I would like to share my Father's Day card I made for my Kitty Bee Design Team Spotlight.  I used the adorable "Sax Kit Digital Stamp".  The Kitty Bee stamps always color up quickly for a last minute card or project.  Go to the Etsy store and give one a try.
I colored the Kitty Sax digi with Copic Markers:
Face: E34, E31, E11, E00; cheeks and inner ears R20
Hat:  W9, W7, W5, W3
Suit: R56, R39, B95
Sax: Y17, Y15

The background was created usingTim Holtz ColorCore Brown Cardstock and an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion called Textures, Dry Stone Wall. I cut the focal with two different Oval dies by Our Daily Bread Designs, Ovals (black) and Stitched Ovals (white).  Then using a yellow-orange cardstock I cut the music die twice.  One I glued to the card front, the other I fussy cut some of the music notes for additional dies to place around the perimeter of the card front.  The music die is by Crafter's Companion called Diesire, Christmas Carol.  Before gluing down the card front I took some twine crossed it and tied it in a knot.  Using some blue cardstock and black ink, I measured and made a little flag to accommodate the Happy Father's Day stamp by Hero Arts. (CL498),
Thank you for visiting today.
Be sure to visit the Kitty Bee Etsy Store for this and more adorable quick to color digi's.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my card today and I hope that this project inspires you to make something beautiful this week.

Be sure to also check out the Aloha Friday Challenges where you can enter your creations to win fabulous digi's from all different sponsors.  Here's the Link:
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge

Have a great day!
Blessings and Hugs,
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<![CDATA[Congrats...Kitty Bee Challenge #96]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/congratskitty-bee-challenge-96Hello Friends,
Today, I would like to share with you a card I made for the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #96, Congratulations.  With the graduation celebrations winding down here in the US, here is a quick card that you can make at the last minute with a little help from KaDoodle Bug Designs.
The darling little graduation owl is a cutting pattern file that you can print out in color on your home computer on white cardstock.  Then all I did was fussy cut around the design and used pop dots for the dimension.  I then cut a background die (from Anna Griffin) and a cute little flag die.  I placed them on my card with pop dots and glue and then added a sentiment from lovely Anna Griffin.  It was so easy and made a darling quick graduation card for that special graduate. 
Thank you for visiting today.
Come join the fun at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge for your chance to win some adorable digi's.  Be sure to visit KaDoodle Bug Designs, she has some adorable digi's and cutting pattern files at such great affordable prices, you will be amazed.

I hope that this card inspires you to make something beautiful today.
Blessings and Hugs,​
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<![CDATA[My Besties for Kitty Bee]]>Sat, 06 May 2017 00:57:56 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/my-besties-for-kitty-beeHello my friends,

Today there starts a new challenge over at Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge.  I have a couple of cards to share with you today.  I used My Besties digital stamps.  This first one is Urban Farm Diva.
I used Copic markers to color this darling image.
Skin:  E00, E11, E13, R20  Eyes: G00
Clothes: B32, B34
Flowers: Y17, Y18, Y13, W9, W7, W5
Tub: E31, E34, E37, W3, W1


The designer papers used for this card are from Heartfelt Creations, Classic Sunflower Collection.  I also used several dies and a stamp.  Classic Sunflower PreCut Set, HCPC 3626; Classic Sunflower die, HCD 753, Cut Mat Create 2A and 2B, for the focus image and for the leaves.  The mother's day sentiment is a die by Anna Griffin, Cuttlebug.  I added prills to the centers of the sunflowers for added dimension.


​For my second card, I used another My Besties stamp and you can find her here.
Isn't she a lovely image.
I used Copic Markers to color her along with a few Spectrum Noir Markers.
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20;  Eye Shadow: G00
Hair: E31, Y21, Y23;  Hat: G40 and Spectrum Noir Pistachio
Dress: R81, R83, R85;  Pearls and Eyes: E0000
Shoes and Flowers: Y00, YG21;  Leaves: YG13


​The designer papers used for this card are also by Heartfelt Creations; called Birds and Blooms Collection.  The focus image was cut out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight,  The flowers were created using the Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms flowers stamp; HCPC-3644.  I don't have the matching die for the flowers, so I fussy cut them, shaped them and added a pearl to the centers.  The sentiment, with love is a tag from the paper collection.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Come join the fun at the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge for your chance to win some adorable digi's.  I hope that these cards inspire you to create somthing beautiful today.

Blessings and Hugs,

​My Besties Challenge Update:  It was such a pleasant suprise to learn that my Sunflower My Besties card was a top 3 pick by the Design Team.  Thank you ladies!​
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<![CDATA[KittyBeeEaster Basket]]>Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:37:38 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/kittybeeeaster-basketHello Friends,

Today I would like to share with you my Kitty Bee Spotlight Design Team Inspiration.  This time I made a lovely Easter basket using the darling bunny digi named, "Sunflower Bun Digital Stamp."  Oh so cute!
I printed four Kitty Bee digi's and colored them with my Prisma Colored Pencils, then I fussy cut them.  The basket was created using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Garden Party die set.  Creative Tip: Be sure to use double sided printed cardstock for die cutting.  The papers used was Graphic 45, Sweet Sentiments Floral design.  After die cutting, I colored the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo.
I added the finished Kitty Bee Bunnies to the center of each basket panel with pop dots.  I also added the flowers to the handle with pop dots too along with a pearl for the flower centers.  Then filled the basket with shredded paper and candy eggs.  Makes a cute and sweet little Easter goodie to give.
You can pick up the Kitty Bee Bunny digi HERE.

Be sure to visit the Kitty Bee Blog and enter in our Aloha Friday Challenge for your chance to win some adorable Kitty Bee Digital Stamps. 

For more creative inspiration, please visit the Kitty Bee Facebook page.
Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave me a comment on what you think about this project.  I hope that this little Easter basket inspires you to make something beautiful today.

Blessing and Hugs,
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<![CDATA[Hooray for Today!]]>Fri, 31 Mar 2017 03:47:11 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/hooray-for-todayHello Friends,
Today I would like to share with you a card I made for the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #91 - Spring Cleaning. (use something/tool/technique you've forgotten about or haven't used in a long time)  This darling image is from Studio Duda Art.  Isn't she just so very cute.
The papers I used for this card is from the Blazing Poppy Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  The flowers were made using the Blazing Poppy Petals stamp and Blazing Poppy matching die.  I colored the image using Copic Markers.

Skin: E13, E11, R20, E00
Hair: E18, E25, E34, E31
Bow: R39, R46
Dress: R46, G07, W1, Blender
Flowers: R39, R46

There is still time to enter this Challenge so grab a digi from Studio Duda Art or Crafty Sentiments Designs and pull out something you haven't used in a while and go for it.

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope this card inspires you to create something beautiful today.

Blessings and Hugs,
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<![CDATA[Hello Spring]]>Sun, 12 Mar 2017 04:59:06 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/hello-springHello Friends,
Today I would like to share with you my Kitty Bee Design Team card for March.
I used the cute Kitty Bee digi called, "Hunny Bee".  

The designer papers used for this card are from "Ki" called Growing Garden.  Perfect for spring.  I colored the digi with Copic markers and cut the digi out using the oval rope die from Our Daily Bread Designs called Layered Lacey Ovals.  The sentiment was created using stamps from a stamp kit call, "Simply Stated" from HSN and I embossed it in gold and cut it out using the pierced circle dies from Our Daily Bread Designs. The flower border embellishment was created using the shadowed section of a Sue Wilson die called, Antlia.
Copic Colors used:
Head: Y18, Y17, Y15, Y13
Top of Head: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Wings: R81
Jar: E35, E34, E31

Thank you for visiting today.
Be sure to visit the Kitty Bee Etsy Store for this and more adorable quick to color digi's.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my card today and I hope that this project inspires you to make something beautiful this week.

Be sure to also check out the Aloha Friday Challenges where you can enter your creations to win fabulous digi's from all different sponsors.  Here's the Link:
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge

Have a great day!
Blessings and Hugs,

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<![CDATA[Hello]]>Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/hello Hello my friends,
I'm back.  I'm sorry that I have been out of pocket for a while.  I took several months off from creating and posting because my family and I moved.  I changed jobs, we bought a home and my life was turned upside down for a while and it was quite an adventure.  We are now settling into our new home and neighborhood and in a couple  of months I will have my craft room all set up.  I'll be sure to post some pictures of my new creative space when I get it finished. Now I'm working to get my creativeness flowing again and to get my mo jo back.

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #89 - Flowers.  I used  this beautiful and sweet image from StarStampz.  Here is the link for this digi: Star Stampz.  The papers I used for this card are from the Anna Griffin line called, Maude Asbury "Gabbie".  I really love the colors and the large floral prints of this collection.
I used Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers to color her.
Below are the colors I used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, E15, R20
Hair: E37, E35, E34, E31
Eyes: YG11
Dress: R85, R83, R81
Flowers: SN; Cyan, Canary
Leafs: SN; Leaf Green
Flower in Hair: SN; Canary, Y17, R05
Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope that this card inspires you to make something beautiful this week.
Blessings and Hugs,
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<![CDATA[Kitty Bee Owl Spotlight]]>Sat, 08 Oct 2016 17:14:06 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/kitty-bee-owl-spotlightHello Friends,

So sorry It's been a while since I've done a post.  My family and I are in a transition period and we are moving from Dallas to Houston, TX and it's been quite an adventure so far.

Today I have a sweet little night owl card to share with you from Kitty Bee Designs.  I think colored in fall colors it could make a sweet Thanksgiving card or colored in pastels, it could make a darling baby card.  The digi stamp, "Goodnight Owl" can be purchased at the Kitty Bee Esty shop.  Here is the Link: 
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyBeeDesign/items
After checking out the Kitty Bee Esty shop be sure to also check out the Kitty Bee blog to see the creations from the other design team members.  Also check out the Aloha Friday Challenges where you can enter your own creations to win fabulous digi's from all different sponsors.

Thank you for visiting me today.  Be sure to follow me on this blog and on Pinterest for more creative inspiration.  I hope this card inspires you to make something beautiful this week.  Blessings and Hugs,
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