Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Little Christmas

Hello everyone.  Sorry I have been MIA...we got some very bad news a couple of days ago and I have been beside myself.  If I'm awake I'm thinking about it, so I have slept away most of the last day.  Please keep me and my family in your thoughts and send all the good juju you can spare!

I made this card using Season's Tweetings from Wink Wink Ink.  WWI is sponsoring Stamp Something for December Digi Days and I'm entering this into the challenge for it.  Come on over and play along!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Betty Style - Day 7

Good morning all!  Happy Hump Day!  Woot, woot!  Have you been following along with the 12 Days of Christmas challenges at Simply Betty Challenges?  We've now started day 7!  Our challenge for you today is...

"All I want for Christmas is... My Emos!"  Incorporate any Emo with your Christmas project today, and use this color combo: Purple, Lime Green, and Turquoise!

I used Merry Betty for my card and I am just loving the way she turned out!  What a fantabulous color combo Betty gave us to use!  Yay!  I used the current Mojo Monday sketch, Copics, PTI card stock, CB embossing folder, TH distress inks, CTMH snowflake stamps, Prima bling (on snowflake), DCWV glitter card stock, ribbon from stash, bling and snowflake from Michael's.



Come on over to the SBC blog and check out all the deets for the challenge and check out what the rest of the awesome team has for you to see!  :O)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Good morning, crafty bleeps!  I hope all is well!  I'm here this morning with challenge #3 for Anita Be Stampin Challenge!  The first challenge of the month we have decided to switch it up and give you something other than a sketch.  This time around Anita has chosen a COLOR challenge for us! 
You can use any combo of the colors above...use them all or just a couple!  Don't forget...to be entered to win the prize, you must use an ABS image!  Don't have any yet?  What are you waiting for?  Join us at our ABS Group on PCP to get your exclusive freebie!  :O)

I used Bree on my layout along with 3 of the 4 colors above.  Can you see the image?  It's very subtle.  I used just her head as she's got that huge cheesy grin just like I did in the photos I scrapped.  I saw something similar the other and loved it, so I thought I'd give it a try myself!  Don't forget that digital images are wonderful ways to dress up your layouts as well!  :O)

Be sure to head over to to the ABS Challenge blog to check out the details for the challenge, upload your entry and see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you!  Thanks for coming by today! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Betty Style - Day 6

Good morning, all you little Christmas elves!  How are your Christmas plans and shopping marathons going?  We are slowly but surely getting there.  I have a bit of the bahumbugs this year.  :O(

On to something a bit more upbeat and fun...we have arrived at Day 6 on our journey through the 12 Days of Christmas at Simply Betty Challenges!   Betty has come up with a great challenge for us all this time...

The Children all snug in their beds, while visions of Steampunks danced in their heads! 

So, you know what's next, right? Create your most Merry Steampunk project!

I have used Annie from our Steampunk Gang line for my card.   I am super excited about this card as I tried a new technique.  I printed her out on kraft card stock and colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  How cool is that?  I am quite tickled!  I have another image all colored up using this technique too...a snowman even!  I'll share that in a little while.  I even picked up some Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears for this card!  I used the latest and greatest sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge too.  :O)  What do you think?


Check out the rest of the fabulousness on the Simply Betty Challenges...the girls have really outdone themselves!  While you're there get all the deets for this challenge and see what prize is up for grabs too!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

An Unscripted 12 Days of Christmas Betty Style - Day 5!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend!!!  It's Saturday again...crafty time for me!  WOOHOO!  This also means another round of sketches at Unscripted Sketches!  This time I have joined it up with my 12 days post for Simply Betty Challenges!

What's the challenge for Day #5 of the 12 Days of Christmas?  It's simply this...


Jingle Spells, Jingle Spells...it's a Witches Christmas day!
You got it!  Deck your favorite SBS Witch for the Holidays! Woot, woot!  We just know you are gonna ROCK this!

I used Betty Witch for my card.  I added all sorts of fun holiday themed items into the cauldron along with some snowflake sparkle and magic dust!  There's everything from gingerbread men cookies to candy canes to reindeer in the mix...all expertly combined to make the best Christmas ever!  :O)  I used Copics, DP by Echo Park (found  HERE @ SBS), TH distress ink in fired brick, Sakura stardust pens, EK Success edge punch, nesties, card stock from stash, pop dots, sketch at Unscripted Sketches.


Come on over and join in the fun!  Check out the SBC blog to see what witchy goodness the other girls have and check out the US blog to see what sort of sketchy goodness can be found over there!  Have a great day!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tiddly Inks Christmas

Hello all!  I hope everyone is enjoying the new release of the Kat Mandu line over at Simply Betty Stamps! If you missed the release last night, please be sure to visit the Simply Betty Challenges blog to see all the inspiration the girls came up with for you!

I wanted to pop on this morning to share a card I made for the current challenge at Tiddly Inks, Wild Orchid Challenges & Mojo Monday...though loosely followed.  I busted out the gold embossing powder to make the polka dot paper.  I used some Perfect Pearls to color her hair and the inset of her dress gold...also for her wings.  The rest of the image was colored with Copics.  The snowflake (from Michael's) and the flowers (from Wild Orchid Crafts) were generously coated with Shimmerz in gold.  The brads, card stock and ribbon are from my stash.  I used my nesties to cut the image out and the sentiment is from PTI.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

NEW RELEASE @ SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS!!!

Good evening, my fine bleeps!  Did you hear my screaming from all the way over there?  GOOD!  We have a new release at Simply Betty Stamps, starting RIGHT NOW! 

Welcome the new line Kat Mandu & Friends by Gretchen Flores!

I used Abby for my sample...what a sweetie just skating her heart out!  Gotta love her!  I made a digital layout this time of ice skating at Crown Center in Kansas City.  So fun!  I used the digi kit Winter Frost by Just So Scrappy...I LURVE the colors and all the snowflakes in this kit!  I colored Abby in Photoshop...click to see more detail.

Please stop by the Simply Betty Challenges blog to check out the team's work...so many cute things to see!

12 Days of Christmas Betty Style - Day 4

Good morning everyone!  I trust you're all doing well!  I'm so sorry I haven't been by your blogs to leave some love...I had some Christmasy things I HAD to get done yesterday, which left me away from my pc all day!  Yikes!  I usually put my tree up Thanksgiving night and just did it yesterday!  What a slacker!  Well, we're all decorated up now...even the gargoyle has his Santa hat on!  :O)

We're now on to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Simply Betty Challenges!  Have you all been playing along?  We have some awesome twists for your Christmas cards and even more awesome prizes, so come on over and play along with us!  Today's challenge?


Sugar and Spice and everything Scary!
Create a project with Scary Christmas elements! You all know how much Betty loves her skulls and bats and spiders....use some scary elements on your cards! Again, they can be cute, gothic, scary, creepy...your choice, just tell us why you chose them!

I have used Gigi from the Punky Teens Halloween line along with some super yummy DP that Betty sent me from the store.  It's called Everybody Loves Christmas from Echo Park.  Didn't know we had paper?  Get yourself over to the SBS Store and go shopping, people!  I used the sketch over at Papertake Weekly for my inspiration.  :O)


Be sure to check out what the amazingly talented girls on the DT did to scare up their Christmas projects too!  See everything over on the SBC blog!