Sunday, February 27, 2011

What a View

Hello again, cupcakes!  I know...TWO posts in ONE day?  I must be ill, right?!  Heh!  I'm back with a special challenge post.  Anita Be Stampin is one of the sponsors for the big 100th Challenge on Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!  How cool is that?  Be sure to check out Rachel's blog for all the fun deets!

I used Missy for my digital layout.  She's a freebie over on our ABS PCP group!  Such beautiful views in Cali, but I hope to never have to go back myself!  ;O)

Some Bunny Loves You

Good morning all my crafty bleeps!  It's finally time for another Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge!  We got rid of the challenge blog and are now doing all the fun stuff on Dustin's sure to check it all out as well as the other DT's projects.  Our challenge for you this time is Spring is in the Air!

I used a couple of the uber cute February membership images for my card paired with my fave line of BG papers...Olivia.  The sentiment is from a PTI set - I use this set ALL the time!

On Thursday Dustin released a new set called Dudley Grows Up.  I was a slacker and never posted my card.  Be sure to check out the new set and grab yours!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Boys Rock!

Hello Simply Betty fans!  It's time for a new challenge with a super special prize!  Today we challenge you to create a card, a page, anything using any Emo Christian image...Christmas, Everyday, Halloweenie, etc!  Pretty simple!  
Now here is a suh-weet Prize!  Betty is letting one lucky winner to help us release our next line!  You will be the very first (aside from myself and the DT of course) to see the new line and choose two digis from that line to help us debut them on March 15th!  It is an "Egg"-citing one!  You won't be disappointed!  So pull out those Christians and get to creating!

I used the Everyday Emo Christian and I'm loving it paired with the Oliver line from BG!  The Boys Rock barcode is a rub-on from FP Designs.  Hope you like it!

Good luck, have fun and please make sure link your creation by March 3rd at 10pm PST.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Simply Betty Steampunk Romance Release & Hop!

Hello everyone! Today we have an awesome new release at Simply Betty Stamps called Steampunk Romance! What's a release without a hop right? So hop along and see all the beauty our DT has prepared for you... But wait before you begin let me introduce you to two new DT Members and say "until later" to two current members...

Our Sweet Eulanda and Sweet Patricia have been wonderful members and we will miss them dearly! We wish them all the best, thank you ladies for your wonderful creations and all your hard work.

Now meet our two newest members:


My name is Juanita; I am married and a stay at home mom of 3. I was introduced to stamping in 2007 and have been hooked ever since. I started using copics in 2009, hard to believe that before that I hated to color. Now it is my favorite thing to do, sometimes even more than making cards. In my card making I’m not sure if I have a set style, my goal is to make the image the main focal point. I find that easier to do when you love the product you work with. That’s why I’m excited to be on the SBC team, the images make creating fun.

I work full time as a Psychiatric Nurse and with no children, I have lots of time to play, lol! I started making cards about 3-4 years ago and fell in love with the craft. About the same time I discovered Copic markers and well.......lets just say I went to town and now it has blossomed into a healthy...addiction. That is the only word for it. I love to colour and create. I found Simply Betty Challenges and as Christmas and Halloween are my two favorite could I not love and want to be part of Betty's team. I am so excited to be here.

Welcome ladies, we hope you like it here in the nut house that is Simply Betty Stamps, and hope you will be with us for a long time!

Okay back to the hop... There are six New Steampunk Romance digis available now and you can find them here!
Now you all know it's not an official hop until deals and prizes are given out right! Of course you do. So for the deals...

How about all Six New Steampunk Romance Digis for $18 used code VDSP18
3 New Steampunk Romance Digis for $9 use code VDSP09

And don't forget the First Steampunks are now available in rubber! Here are some discounts on those:

3 for $18 used code RUB318

6 for $35 use code Rub635

Now for the prizes...three lucky winners will be chosen to pick any two Steampunk Romance digis of their choice! One will be chosen from the comments on this blog by Two others will be chosen from two secret blogs and the comments on those blogs. So get to hopin' and get to commenting three lucky winners will be chosen to win two Steampunk Romance Digis of their choice . Good luck and have fun seeing all the eye candy!

I used 2 of these beauties on a digital scrapbook layout...I have to say I am quite pleased!  :O)  

Hop on over to Linda's blog next...she's sure to blow you away!!!

Here's the blog list in case you should get lost:
Lelia (You are here!)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Guess Who Loves You

Hello, friends!  I just wanted to pop in to show you this card I made using a digital image by Wink Wink Ink called Val.  Isn't she sweet?  I colored her up with Copics and used some fabby plaid DP by Pink Paislee.  The sentiment is one by PTI.

While you're at the Wink Wink Ink site, check out the link called WHAT'S NEW!  Melanie has 3 new stamps that were released yesterday!  :O)  Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Warm & Toasty

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday!  Today it's time for another Anita Be Stampin Challenge!  A sketch this week made by little ole me!  Check out the challenge blog for all the deets!

I decided to make a layout using the digital stamp called Aspen since I had the perfect photo of my little angel to use!  :O)  I paper pieced Aspen using the same background paper in Photoshop.  I hope you like it!  :O)

Be sure to join us this week and come on by to see the other DT samples!  Have a happy week!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Hi everyone...I wanted to make a super quick post this morning and show you the Valentine I made for my dear daughter using one of Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios images.  Don'tcha just love this image...those dragons are the cutest!  :O)  The sentiment in white is from a PTI set.

Be sure to come back at 8PM CST for a brand new steampunk release and blog hop from Simply Betty Stamps!  :O)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Anita Be Stampin Release & Blog Hop!

It’s an Anita Be Stampin Digi Release and Blog Hop day…woot, woot!  All of the new digi images are available NOW at Anita Be Stampin, and we are celebrating by having a blog hop filled with inspiration.  Be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog hop today, because one lucky winner who comments on EVERY blog along the way will win the entire digi release.  Yeah!
Check out my project using the brand new digi image called Victoria.  Colored up with Copics, she's a real dream!  :O)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  The next stop on the hop is the ever talented Rachel! Remember to leave a comment on every blog on the hop by Sunday, Feb. 13th at 12:01 CST for your chance to win all of the ABS digi images released today.  
Here is the list of all of the stops on the hop today, just in case you get lost along the way:

Happy hopping!

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's a White Out!

Hello Simply Betty Stamps fans!  Welcome to another round of challenges at Simply Betty Challenges...and boy, was this ever a challenge for me!  Yes, I chose it, but that's the name of the game.  Besides, how could I pass up a challenge to honor "Snowpocolypse 2011"?

My challenge to you, should you choose to accept it, is WHITE OUT!  Your entire card must be white...designer paper, card stock, embellies, the works - with the exception of your colored image.  Play along with us this week to win an Emo Rio rubber stamp and an Emo Miller rubber stamp!  Betty is too awesome, isn't she?

I used the oh, so cute Emo London from the Valentine's set.  I LURVE HER!  I made the flower a few months ago and it was so big that it never fit just right...until now.  Woot!  How do you like the hair?  I tried a new color combo and I love it.  For anyone wanting to try it it's YR14, YR18, E09.

Be sure to check out the awesome creations from my DT sistahs...they never cease to amaze me!  :O)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ever After Release at Doodle Dragon Studios

Good afternoon all!  It's release day over at Doodle Dragon Studios!  Be sure to check out the newly revamped site as well as Dustin's Blog to get all the deets!

For my first card I used the ever so sweet castle image.  It was awesome enough that I felt the need to leave it just the castle and sentiment (senti I added in Photoshop).  A little Stickles and distress inks and there ya go!

For my next card I used the cute little gnome image.  I kept thinking to myself, "What kind of card can I make with a gnome?"  Then it hit me.  Home sweet home turned into Gnome sweet Gnome!  So clever, even if I do have to say so myself!  ;O)  I made the tag too!

Thanks a million for coming by today!  See ya tomorrow for a new challenge at Simply Betty Challenges!  :O)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Love 4 U...

Hello, people!  Happy hump day!  It is SO COLD today!  5 degrees is just ridiculous!  I don't even want to know what the wind chill is.  Last night we got more that's just what we needed?  Just another 1.5" or so, but still.  It's the slick, wet kind too...not good for driving!  BLECH!

On to a much more fun, coloring and Valentine's Day, oh my!  I made this super cute card the other using one of the new images from Wink Wink Ink.  It's called Love Grows and there is also a FREE sentiment that you can get for it as well.  Woot!  Melanie really is too cool!  I used the sentiment on my tag (never mind that I cut it out crooked with my handy Nesties.)  The tree became my pocket since I couldn't seem to fit it on there any other way.  ;O)

By the way, we have a fun Facebook Page dedicated to Wink Wink Ink!  Come on over and "LIKE" us, say hi, upload a WWI card and don't forget to add me while you're there!  ;O)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Rio!

Happy birthday to the most selfless, and generous 13 year old I know! Rio, Betty's (from Simply Betty Stamps) dear daughter, wanted to donate her birthday money to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  Betty sold a "Rio birthday" stamp to raise additional funds for St. Jude's.  Several awesome folks out in blogland bought the image to support Rio's cause and created cards for her.  The entire story can be found on the SBC blog.  Rio turns 13 today and as a gift for her generosity, I created this card for her.   

Happiest of days, Rio!

Be sure to check out the post at Simply Betty Challenges to see Rio's reaction along with all of the DT's cards for her!

Sexy Valentine

Good morning, sweets!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means...well, you should anyway since I say this most every Tuesday!  It's time for a fresh new challenge at Anita Be Stampin Challenge blog!  Woot, woot!  Another fabby sketch this week by Neeters herself!  Check out the challenge blog and see all the deets including the awesome prize up for grabs!  ;O)

Today I have used the digi stamp called Busty Betsy.  Not only is she super sexy and oh-so-perfect for Valentine's Day cards, also 100% of the proceeds from Busty Betsy digi image sales will benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure!  Awesome!  Once again I flipped the sketch...

Thanks so much for coming by to visit!  Check out what the rest of the team has done with this sketch as well...links are on my sidebar!  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 4, 2011


WOW!!!  I suck!  I had scheduled this post to go off last Friday and only JUST noticed that  it never posted...DUH!  Anywho, here it is!  Better late than never, eh?

Good morning...and a very early morning at that!  We are slowly digging ourselves out from Snowpocalypse 2011.  We got 20 1/2" inches of snow!  Can you imagine?  My neighbors were smart enough to take a picture with the yard stick, so I just borrowed theirs...UGH!

On to the reason for my's Friday again!  Woohoo!  Time for another round of challenges at Simply Betty Challenges!  This week our teamie has challenged us to make a Valentine Birthday with the color combo of PINK, BLACK & TURQUOISE!  How fun!  I decided to use the ever adorable Rio Valentine Emo.  She's been colored with Copics with the exception of her hair...that's Prismacolor pencils and OMS.  I can't seem to get black hair right unless I use the pencils.  :O)

Be sure to hop on over to the SBC blog to get all the deets on this challenge including what awesome prize is up for grabs AND the awesome samples from my DT sistahs!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Love You!

Good afternoon everyone!  Welcome to the wonderful Blizzard of Oz!  Yep, we had what they called "Blizzard 2011" on the news and what we lovingly refer to as Snowpocolypse.  LOL!  We're snowed in...hubby is home school has already been canceled (again) for tomorrow.  Oh, the joys of living in the midwest!

I wanted to share a cute card I made with one of the new digital images at Wink Wink Ink.  Melanie has made the cutest Love images to make those "love you" cards with!  I used Lighthearted for my card today.  Hope you likey!

Have a lovely day!  :O)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hey Sugar!

Good morning and Happy February to you!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means, right?  Another Anita Be Stampin Challenge is raring to go!  This is the first week of the month, so that means something other than a sketch!  Anita has given us a color challenge this week...and it kicked my booty!

I used 2 stamps from the Rosie's Sweets set for my card.  I was going to cheat and leave out the pink, but I decided that the pink buttons and cuppy didn't look too bad.  I used the current sketch at Mojo Monday for this one.  Come on over and join us at the ABS Challenge blog for your chance to win!

Thanks for coming by today, loves!  Have a great day!  :O)