<![CDATA[Pretty Fun - BLOG]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:06:01 -0700Weebly<![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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<![CDATA[Dreams Come True]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/dreams-come-trueHello,

Today I would like to share my Little Blue Buttons DesignTeam Card.  The sweet stamp is called "Sweet Dreams".  I created this card as an encouragement card but this stamp could definately be used for a welcome baby card or for a little girls birthday card.  It could also be used on a scrapbook page as well.
I colored the stamp with Copic markers and these are the colors I used:
​Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Moon: Y00  Stars: Y15
Outfit: R20, R81, W1
Banket and Lamp: B32, B34 and Y15


The dark blue base paper is from a ColorBok Textured Cardstock Pack called Earthtone Cool.  The background paper and sentiment, "dream come true" is from a paper pad by DCWV, called Collage Art.  I used a Sizzix circle to cut the stamp and used a technique where I fussy cut the bottom of the blanket and layed in over the die so it would match up with the stamp and not cut the blanket off.  I then die cut with white card stock the lacy circle.  It's a Spellbinders die called, Circle Delight #4,  The star die is also by Spellbinders called Shining Star #1, which I cut out of yellow cardstock.  I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage photo.  I used pop dots to attach the focal and the sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today.
Be sure to check out the Little Blue Button Stamps Store for this and other adorable digi stamps.
For more inspiration, check out the Little Blue Button Stamps blog and Facebook page. 

Thank you for visiting today.
I hope that this card inspires you to make something beautiful this week.
Blessings and Hugs,
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<![CDATA[ODBD Weekly Inspiration]]>Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/odbd-weekly-inspiration1787283Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing with you my Guest Design Team cards for Our Daily Bread Designs.  I am using the two of the new August 2016 stamp sets.  The first card I designed here is a lovely Christmas card using the new "Many Blessings" Stamp and Die duo.
The lovely poinsettia was stamped on white cardstock using the "Blessed Christmas" stamp set.  I then die cut it using the ODBD Vintage Borders die set. I stamped the flower several times, colored each one and the fussy cut portions of it out.  I shaped and layered the petals before attaching them. The beautiful paper is from the ODBD Winter Collection paper pad.  I used dark green and kraft solid colored cardstock to frame the design.  I added some pearls to finish the card.

For the next card, I used the new ODBD "Birdhouse" stamp set.  I stamped and colored it with Copic markers on white cardstock.  I then cut it out using the ODBD Layered Lacey Squares die.  I framed the design with a combination of red, white and floral papers. The designer paper I used is ODBD Americana Quilt Collection papers.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink and then cut out using ODBD Ovals and ODBD Ornate Ovals.  To finish it off, I added a red bow.  
Thank you for joining me today in the ODBD August Release Inspiration post.  I hope you find my creations an inspiring for your own projects.

For more visit the ODBD Blog and sign up for the ODBD weekly newsletter.

Please also follow me on Google (sign up on my side bar) and on Pinterest for more creative projects.

Thank you again for visiting me today.  Leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you.  I hope that these cards inspire you to make something beautiful this week.
Blessings and Hugs,
Diane
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<![CDATA[Season of Love with LBBS]]>Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/season-of-love-with-lbbsHello Friends,

Today I would like to share my Little Blue Button Stamps Design Team Inspiration using the new "Season of Love" digital stamp.  Since it's back to school time, I was inspired to make a sweet little book mark.
For this design I first colored the digi with Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out.  The designer paper is from Heartfelt Creations, Clasic Sunflower Collection.  I saw this long panel within the paper pad and thought that it would make a fabulous book mark.  I framed it with some solid colored cardstock from the Core'dinations, Signature Series paper pad.  Then I cut and embossed the leaves with Impression Obsession dies, DIE095-D.  Although this LBBS digital stamp set comes with some great sentiments, I decided to type mine on my computer.  The saying is from Margaret Fuller and I think it goes so well with my book mark theme. To finish the tag I used some gold ribbon for added detail.
Be sure to visit the Little Blue Button Stamps store for this and many other sweet and adorable digital stamps.

For more inspiration visit the Little Blue Button Stamps Blog and sign up for the e-mail newsletter where you will be informed on the new releases and for sales.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope that this tag inspires you to make something beautiful this week.

Blessings and Hugs,
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<![CDATA[ODBD Sketch Challenge #277]]>Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:39:04 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/odbd-sketch-challenge-277Hello Friends,

Today I would like to share with you my Our Daily Bread Design Challenge ODBDSLC277 entry.  I used the beautiful "Wild Rose" stamp set along with the lovely ODBD Pastel Paper pack.
I started by stamping the wild rose and embossing it with gold Zing embossing powder.  I cut out the design with my circle die and backed it with the ODBD Doily die.  Then using the ODBD Quatrefoil Pattern die I created a background.  I added a border in gold cardstock using the ODBD Beautiful Borders die set and finished the card with a bow, pearls the the mini tag sentiment stamp set and mini tag die set.
Be sure to visit the ODBD blog HERE to enter your creation using this sketch.

Also visit the ODBD web store for these and other fabulous products and sign up for the ODBD newsletter to receive up to date information on sales and for more ODBD inspiration from the talented designers.

Thank you for visiting today.
 I hope that my card has inspired you to make something beautiful this week.

Blessings and Hugs,
Diane
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<![CDATA[Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #78]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:15:46 GMThttp://prettyfun.org/blog/kitty-bee-aloha-friday-challenge-78Hello Friends, 

Today I would like to share with you my Design Team Inspiration for the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #78.  I have used a digital stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs called "Patches done Fishing" and you may purchase it HERE.
I colored this darling little bear, "Patches" with Copic Markers:
Bear: W1, W3, E31, E34
Hat & Shirt: V01, V05, YG17, YG25
Pail: Y13, Y18, V25, V22, V20
Grass: YG11, YG17, YG25, G99
Fishing Rod: E15, E18


This card measures 5 x 7.  I used solid color cardstock for the base; white, blue, purple and green.  I used a large oval die from Sizzix to cut the image and backed it with an Anna Griffin die from her new Ornate Frame #2 Cutting Dies.  Then I added a cute blue poka dot ribbon.

This is a color challenge and you must used at least two of these colors.
There is still time to enter, so it's time to get your craft on.
Thank you for visiting today.

I encourage you to enter into the Aloha Friday Challenge with Kitty Bee Designs.  It's a fun challenge with some wonderful sponsors.

Sign up for our E-mail to receive up to date design team inspiration.


Please also visit "Crafty Sentiments Designs" for this and other darling digi stamps.

Please come back often for more creations from me and I invite you to follow me on Pinterest.

I hope that this card inspires you to make something beautiful this week.

Blessings and Hugs,
Diane
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