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 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'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!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


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 to see more detail.

Please stop by the Simply Betty Challenges blog to check out the team's 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!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Purple Peace

Good afternoon everyone!  Another post today as I'm busy making Christmas cards.  I made this one a couple of nights ago using a stamp set from PTI called Snowflake Serenade.  Bazzill card stock, some ribbon  and a button from stash, CTMH ink, Sakura Stardust pen.  Easy peasy and oh so pretty!

12 Days of Christmas Betty Style - Day 3

Good morning all!  It's time for another fun round of challenges at Simply Betty Challenges!  We've moved on to Day 3...
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree your branches are so dry and creepy! 
So you can guess what the challenge is, right?  Using any SBS image incorporate a creepy Christmas tree! Just think Emo! I think if it were up to our youth there would be ornaments with bats, skulls and spiders! Make it cute, make it scary whatever you do, just make it a Creepy Christmas Tree!

I used none other than Rio Trimming the Tree from the Emo Christmas line.  She was perfect for this challenge!  I used a digi DP, tree and then decorated it with some skulls and other goodies before printing it out.  Colored with Copics, CTMH Liquid Glass, Spica clear glitter marker, silver paint pen, card stock from stash.

Be sure to visit the Simply Betty Challenge blog to check out the rest of the awesome projects made for your inspiration!  :O)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whatcha Got Cookin'?

Hi there people!  I'm late, but I'm here with my challenge post for Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge Blog.  This next 2 weeks we are having ourselves a recipe challenge!  You MUST use any Doodle Dragon Studios image, embossing (heat or dry), bling and metal.  This challenge runs through Saturday, December 11th!

I used one of the adorable Christmas peekers for my card.  For the embossing:  CB folder on the DP (it's hard to see), nestie is embossed, sentiment & bear's nose are heat embossed.  For the bling:  jewel brads, Stickles on the Santa hat, DP is glittery.  For the metal:  jewel brads, prezzie charm.

Come on over and join us and see the other amazing projects from the DT!

12 Days of Christmas Betty Style - Day 2

Good morning, crafty bleeps!  We're on to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Simply Betty Challenges.  Here's what today looks like:

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch! Create a Chaotic Grinchy Christmas scene with any of the Emos!

I used Bahumbug Christian for my could I not?  Look at his face!  I was originally going to make him green and grinchy as soon as I saw this image, but I never got around to using him for the release.  I used some hoarded SEI DP and a past sketch from Mojo Monday.

Stop by the Simply Betty Challenges blog and see what the other girls have been up to...and play along!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Meowy Christmas!

***Please scroll down for my 12 Days of Christmas post for Simply Betty Stamps!  Thank you!***

Good morning again!  It's Saturday, and you know what that means!  Time for another sketch challenge at Unscripted Sketches!  I saw this one and knew it was meant to be a layout for me...surprise, right?  LOL!  I just flipped it over for my sample.

I used the uber cute Kitty Note and the Christmas Hat digital images from Wink Wink Ink for my replica of Salem.  I merged them in Photoshop CS2.  This hat is so fun because you can add it to any animal, person or stamp!  Now that's versatility!  Not to mention it's just $1.50!  Woohoo!  WWI is also having a Winter Bundle Sale right includes 5 complete stamp sets and the Christmas Hat image for $20!  Don't forget that these come in B&W for you to color PLUS colored versions (perfect for when you're low on time)! 

Don't forget to check out the US Blog to see what the other talented DT members made this week!  :O)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blessed is the Season...

Good afternoon bargain shoppers and deal seekers!  I hope everyone made it home from the Black Friday sales in one piece!

I wanted to pop on and share a card I made with a NEW RELEASE stamp set from Wink Wink Ink called Just for You.  It is so sweet and has so many possibilities!

We also have an awesome WINTER BUNDLE of all of the stamps released since October, including the brand new JUST FOR YOU set!  A $26.50 Value for just $20!  This deal is good through December 26.

We know it's getting down to the wire for making those last minute Christmas cards and that's where this WINTER BUNDLE is going to make your life a whole lot easier!  Even if you don't have time to color 50 images for everyone on your Christmas list, that's okay!  Our stamps come in pre-colored versions as well as black and white!  So if you are running short on time, just print, cut, and use to embellish all kinds of projects in a fraction of the time!

Don't forget to jump over to Wink Wink Ink and pick up your free (while supplies last) potted tree image and enter our TRIM A TREE CONTEST!

12 Days of Christmas Betty Style - Day 1

Good morning, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family, friends and FOOD!  Now that we're officially in Christmas mode, Simply Betty Challenges is putting on the 12 Days of Christmas!  If you were around for the 12 Days of Halloween, you know that Betty is beyond generous in her prizes.  Be sure to check out the SBC Blog for all the details!  Before I tell you all about the first day I want to share some fun news with you.  Betty and the crew have asked me to stay on as a permanent DT member!  WOOHOOOOOOOOOO!  Thanks girls!

12 Days of Christmas - Day One
It's Beginning to look a lot like a Spooky Christmas! Time to turn our favorite Halloween images into something Christmas! Take any Simply Betty Stamps Halloween Image and create a Christmas project!

I used the Lola Mummy Digital image for my card.  I had so much fun with this one!

Come play along with us for your chance at some awesome goodies!  Don't forget to check out my awesome DT Sistah's projects too!  :O)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Release at Simply Betty Stamps!

Good morning everyone!  Happy Hump Day and Thanksgiving Eve!  Who's ready for turkey and pumpkin pie?  I know I am!  :O)  Better yet...who's ready for a new release at Simply Betty Stamps?  I knew you would be!!!  A fun new line called Sweet Gothic World Kids will leave you feeling satisfied...with none of calories!  Check them out for their premier on the Simply Betty Challenges Blog!

Without further adeu, I introduce you to Tilly and Alex!  Doesn't she look just like she's wishing for her very own Edward?  Wish granted, girlfriend...there's Alex showing up in her daydream.  I did most of this card in Photshop.  I printed the panel, did a little coloring, gave it a good dose of Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer, double matted it, added the ribbon and gave some extra sparkle with some Stickles.

Next up we have Sally.  What a diva!  I love her and those fun shaped balloons!  I decided to go out of my comfort zone on this one and do an easel card.  I have made one before this and it could hardly be called finished (though I was pretty happy with it at the time).  I keep seeing all these amazing easel cards and decided I was going to try it out.  Wow!  It took FOREVER to finish and it's pretty heavy after all the layers were added.  I used some of my favey Olivia DP from Basic Grey and the sketch at Taylored Expressions.  I even added a little stitched pocket where I added a tag for a note and a gift card!  I'm telling you, I am pleased with myself over this puppy!  Oh, take a look at that charm!  :O)

You can purchase these sweeties right now at the SBS Shop!  Don't forget to peek in to see what the rest of the team have up their sleeves...visit the SBC Blog to check it out!

Other Challenges I Entered:
Artful Inkables
Paper Take Weekly
My Time To Craft
Party Time Tuesdays
Kaboodle Doodles
Karber Weekly
One Stitch At A Time
Bee Crafty
Crazy 4 Challenges
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Daring Cardmakers