Friday, May 31, 2013

Aloha Friday Inspiration & a DT Introduction

Aloha everyone!  My name is Niki and I'm so honored to have been chosen as a DT member for Kitty Bee Designs. I'd like to think of myself as a fun kinda gal who LOVES to craft.  My ohana means everything to me and when I'm not working as a Registered Nurse, you'll find me spending time with my ohana.  So when do I craft you ask?  Usually after the 10pm news and before the sun comes up...hehe!  My favorite type of crafting is making party favors as my 2 kids are always needing some kind of goody bag to pass out at school or clubs.  Cardmaking is my next favorite...especially if I can personalize it for the recipient!  I dabbled in jewelry making at one point and once in a while will make a pair of earrings or a bracelet.  I've made a few scrapbooks during the good ol' college days and definitely need to start up again with all the photos of my ohana accumulating.  I hope my projects bring a smile to your day and inspire you to join in on all the fun of our Aloha Friday Challenges!

And without further first card as a Kitty Bee Design Team Member!

Mahalo for stopping by and come back for more fun with our Aloha Friday Challenges!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Aloha Friday Inspiration

Hi all - I realized that I never properly introduced myself!!

My name is Kelli, but I am often called "cee" (it's a long story) and usually go by "kel". I am a 30-yo happily married mother of 2 boys, lovingly referred to as Big A (9) & Little A (5) on my blog, Scraps & photoGRAFFS.  I am also mama to 2 puppies and one pretty(-old) little kitty, all adopted from our local shelter. All 5 kids are rotating subjects of my scrapbooking pages and inspire the supplies I pick up for my papercrafting.

I love to read, work in my garden (which my puppies have literally eaten up!!), meditate, make/listen to music, cook/bake and study. 

wait, did she say study?!? 

haha! One of my life goals is to be multilingual and I am barely conversational in both Japanese and Korean, teaching myself and learning as I go.  I am also on a short break from college, where I am pursuing concurrent degrees in History and Asian Studies.

I have been papercrafting since 2003 when I got pregnant with Big A. I like to call myself 'a scrapbooker who also makes cards,' but might also have to start calling myself a cardmaker to justify my stamp collection!  I also knit, sew, and will probably start crocheting because I can't get myself to give away my grandmother's crocheting yarns

Here's this week's Aloha Friday Inspiration using Sewing Kit:

Mahalo Nui Loa.  만나서 반갑습니다. さよなら.
Thanks so much.  Nice to meet you.  Bye

Next week we'll be introducing our other DT member.  Only 2 weeks to go before we start our Aloha Friday Challenges, I'm excited!!

lovies, =o) kel

Friday, May 17, 2013

Aloha Friday Inspiration!

Howdy howdy!! Kelli here again with a quick post and card to share.  My younger son (whom I call Little A on my blog, Scraps & photoGRAFFS), turns 6 tomorrow so I have barely had time to sit down and craft this week.  I've been doing the only other thing we crafters seem to do... CLEAN UP.  haha!!  I'm definitely the type who crafts until I run out of space and am FORCED to clean up. What type of crafter are you??

I'm using one of those ADORABLE Funny Buns for this card.  How cute is he? And can I be proud of myself for only using scraps & leftover embellishment bits for this card??

PP by DCWV, CS by American Crafts (lilac), Baker's Twine by WeR

Hope everyone has a wonderful week  We're crossing our fingers for sunshine and heat so we can enjoy our Saturday birthday party... and we live Kaneohe so it's a pretty sizeable wish!! 

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kitty Bee Designs is back to the blog!

Aloha no!!

This is just a quick post to let you folks know that the Kitty Bee Designs blog has woken up from a long nap and will not only be active once again, but we will be starting some Aloha Friday challenges in just a few weeks!!

My name is Kelli, from Scraps & photoGRAFFS, and I am stepping in to give a helping hand to my friend (and KBD owner & illustrator) Ruth in getting her blog active again.  

Our challenges will run every 2 weeks starting Friday, June 7th.  More details about our Aloha Friday challenges to come soon!!

lovies, =o) kel