Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's Shakin' Bacon?

Howdee doodie everybody!  I'm back with another post for Simply Betty Stamps and the fantastical new line called Teen Scene Kitchen Fun.  I missed yesterday, but I do have Spaghetti Christian all colored he is now!
Isn't he cute?  I'll get him on a card soonly and come back to show him off again.

Today's image is called Pan Slingin' London.  Love her...she's always one of my faves.  I think it's her hair.  I always wanted curly hair like that!  I used some cutie patootie DP that my daughter picked out for cooking from Karen Foster.  I decided to give her some pink hair just for the fun of it.  I wasn't the only one who thought of this awesome DT sistah, Suzi, did hers up with teal!  Woot!

Thanks so much for coming by and checking out the latest!  Be sure to pop by the SBS blog too!  Mwah!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Maybe a Cupcake Will Help?

Good morning Simply Betty Stamps fans!  We're back with day #2 of the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun previews!  Today is all about Cupcake Lola!

Lola is all about the cuppiecakes, don't you know?  I used some scrummy papers from BoBunny for this one, as well as the Sweet Sunday Sketch over at Karen Giron's blog.  :O)  I'll be back to update with close ups...

Thanks so much for popping by, and as always, check out the SBS blog to see more glorious projects!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Heeeeeeeeeeeey, Good Lookin'!

Whaaaaaaaaaatcha got cookin'?  Simply Betty Stamps has something cooking, alright!  It's our last release of the year and it's all about the kitchen!  Teen Scene Kitchen Fun line is here!  Every day we'll showcase one of the new and super cute images until release day...this'll whet your appetite for them...pun intended!

We're started off today with Baking Betty...She looks like she's having a ball, so I thought the sentiment was appropriate.  It's from PTI, btw.  The paper is some scrumdidlyumptiousness from My Mind's Eye...I love it!

I hope you liked Baking Betty...come on back tomorrow to see more Kitchen Fun!  Stop by the SBS blog to see more creative takes on each image!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafts Challenge #20

You made it another 15 days!  Woohoo for you!  (I'm a poet and didn't know it!)  I'm back with another round of itinerary at Desert Island Crafts Challenge!  This week we have your itinerary from Jenn BorjesonRemember to use at least 3 items from the list!

1)  Wings
2)  Ribbon
3)  Buttons
4)  Black & White
5)  Clouds
6)  Trees
7)  3 or pattern papers
8)  Polka dots
9)  Embossing
10)  Fussy cutting

I used some of our awesome new photographs from our shoot with my buddy from HS, Amanda Romazon at Grace Photography for my digital layout.  I am really loving the way it turned out!  I used 2, 3, 6, 7, 8.  :O)

Come on over and join us at DICC and show us what you've got!  Pop by the blog and check out all the other takes on this challenge!  :O)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmastime with Anita Be Stampin!

Good morning everyone!  Are we all ready for a new and Christmasy release and Blog Hop at Anita Be Stampin?  I hope you all said yes, cause it's that time!  We have some super cute images and some super sassy images too...a little bit for everyone!  Woohoo!  Be sure to head on over to the ABS Shoppe to get your very own!  Make sure to visit all of the stops on the hop today, because one lucky person who comments on EVERY blog will win the entire digi release!

If you hopped by way of the ever fabulous Dee, you are in exactly the right spot!  You may continue!  If not, please start at the beginning at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge Blog...we wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fun!

My first project is for those naughty peeps on your list this year...a little snowman poop!  I used the new image called snowman peeps...yes, peeps.  It has a girly holding this one's hand, but I got rid of her for my project.  I stamped some snow swirlies at the bottom of my treat holder and embossed with white EP.  I colored him up with Copics and cut him out...let's not forget the fluff ball on his stocking cap!  LOL!  The little saying says "I heard you've naughty, So's the scoop.  You get no coal this year, only SNOWMAN POOP!" 

Next up I have Santa Bear gracing the digital layout of our annual Christmas Sweaters photo...I happen to love this tradition even if the fellas don't!  :O)

Lastly for today's post is one of the sassy gals I told you about...Sandy Claus!  Isn't she something?  Wait till you see the other 2 sassy images!  WOOT!  I ran out of time, as I had planned to make something with all of them for the release!  I'll work on them and post a little later on.

Now it's time for you to hop on over to see Rene'...she'll surely have some beauties for you!  Thanks so much for coming by today!

If you should get lost along the way or there is a break in the links, here is the hop order!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Betty's Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the birthday blog hop for Betty Roberts, the fearless leader of Simply Betty Stamps!  If you came by way of Aeryn's blog, you're in exactly the right spot!  If not, be sure to start at the beginning at my dear friend Suzi's blog.

Betty, I can't even tell you how much your friendship means to me.  It's like we've known each other're my sistah from another mistah!  You are one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  Happy birthday, B!  I hope the coming year is easier on you and your family.  Bestest wishes for the bestest "boss!"  Love you!

I made this card for you using one of my faves...Sally from the Sweet Gothic Kids Birthday line.  I used some of my fave paper too...BG Olivia.  I hope you like it!

Now that you've seen what I made for ya, please head on over to see what Alison has in store for you!  :O)
If you should get lost along the way, here is the hop list...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anything Goes at Pike's Playground

Good afternoon all!  It's that time again...another challenge is upon us at Pike's Playground with Doodle Dragon Studios!  Come on over and join us...the only rule for this challenge is to use a DDS image.  Easy, right?  :O)

I used the single ribbon image from the Awareness set.  I used the ribbon to make the design for my shirt as well as added them to the digital paper I used.  The shirt design uses all sorts of funny names that breasts get's pretty clever, even if I do say so myself!  Some of the names are milk bags, jugs, tomatoes, bubbies, gazungas, torpedoes...too funny!  I'm hoping you all touch your TATAS once a month too!  *grin*

Come on over and join us, won't you?  When you hop over to Dustin's blog be sure to check out all the awesome projects from my DT sistahs!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas is Here at Simply Betty Stamps!

Oh yeah!  We have some seriously cute images to show you today from Simply Betty Stamps!  Welcome the newest line, Jude and the Rockers Christmas!  :O)

Up first I have a sample using Christmas Carol Ali...well, my dear daughter, Ariel has a sample for you.  How cute is her card?  I know she would love to hear what you think about it!

Next up we have Big Gift Lily...these are pics of me at Christmas last year...

Now we have Christmas Duo which is a merged image of Carrots for Rudolph Ariel and Cookies for Santa Jude.  Awwwwwwwwww!

Mistleholly Brittany is up next...I tried something new with her hair.  Not sure if it's worked out correctly, but I am happy with her jammies.  :O)

Last up for me is Christmas Morning of my dear son on Christmas morning last year.  :O)

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my projects today!  Please visit the SBS blog to check out all the amazing samples and go shopping at the SBS Store know you want to!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

An Anything Goes Itinerary?

Hello, my sweet pumpkin treats!  I hope you all had a wonderfully frightening Halloween last night!  My daughter's bag was so full of loot that she got tired carrying it around!  Insane!  She got several full size candy bars and everything!

It's another challenge day for two of my design teams, so I thought, "Why not combine them?"  First up is the Anita Be Stampin Challenge where it's ANYTHING GOES!  So long as you use an ABS image anyway!  ;O)

My second one is from Desert Island Crafts Challenge...Louise Hodge's Itinerary is as follows...(don't forget to use AT LEAST THREE items)
1) Fall theme
2) Lace
3) Leafs
4) Glitter
5) Stitching (Real or Faux)
6) Bling
7) Punches
8) Kraft card stock
9) Pumpkins
10) Distressed
I used one of my very favey ABS images called Ariana.  I also used itinerary numbers 2, 6, 7, 8 & 10.  Love the softness of this card!

I would love to see you come and join us at Anita Be Stampin Challenges and Desert Island Crafts Challenge!  Bring your buddies too!  Check out the blogs for all the deets and to see some awesome creations from my sistahs!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Secret Pumpkin Hop Day #3!

Today is our final hop day at Simply Betty Stamps!  If you came here by way of Rebecca, you're on the right track! We have a new set of gals on this hop and a final prize.  Today's prize is one mega Bucket!  It has 12 new stamps, yep you heard me!  Both not yet released!  That means you will not only get the stamps before everyone else, but will be a part of our release days if you so choose to be, not required but it is an open invitation to be Guest Release DT Member.  Both of these lines will not, I repeat not be available in digi, and if you are a digi lover and you win this prize, or any of the other two prizes and would like to switch them out for digis I will grant that wish for you!

SO how can you get in on any of these three awesome prizes?  It is soooo simple you may re-read this twice to make sure you read it right!

All you have to do, is upload your best Halloween picture in Mr. Linky!  Yep that's it!

Your picture must be Halloween, your family trick or treating, having dinner in your costumes, anything Halloween and in a costume!  You will have until Nov. 3rd to upload your picture, the DT gals and I will vote on three of our favorites in the following catagories:  Cutest, Funniest, Most Original!  Mr. Linky will be gone by Nov. 3rd, and the three winners will be announced Nov. 10th on Betty's Birthday!  Woohoo!  Like yesterday, today you can win a secret Betty digi just by leaving a comment at SBS letting us know what you thought of my gals posts and projects!  Please leave them some lovin' too they work so hard for me, I couldn't do all this without them, espcially during these difficult and trying times.

My secret pumpkin was Suzanne, aka Mrs. Weyremaster!  I love this lady so much, you all have no idea!  She is totally amazing and so talented!  I just love all my goodies and the socks are so cool!  :O)  Thank you ever so much for all the goodies, Suzi (and to your postal helper too)!!!



Thank you all so much for hopping!  Please hop on back to SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS!

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From all of us at Simply Betty Stamps we wish you and your family a very Happy Halloween, stay safe out there, have a Spooktacular good time and fill those bags up with loads of candy!
We can't wait to see your awesome pictures!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anita Be Stampin DT Call!

Anita Be Stampin is looking for a few more talented designers to join our team for a term of approximately 3 months. Do you already maintain an existing blog with multiple posts weekly showcasing your projects? Are you interested in participating in upcoming digi image releases featuring our fun and flirty images? Then our team may be a good fit for you!

Design team members are expected to:

• Create sample projects using ABS digi images and post them weekly to your blog. Each team member will select a minimum of 2 images per release to work with. The minimum required number of projects per month will be 5: 3 challenge projects and 2 new release sneak peek projects (1 per image chosen).

• Participate in Anita Be Stampin new release activities, including any release parties.
• Participate in ABS weekly challenges, blog hops, PCP and Yahoo group discussion, etc.

• Support your fellow design team members by following their blogs and regularly commenting on their ABS creations.

• Support ABS customers by regularly commenting on their ABS creations.
• Display the ABS DT badge and link DT members up to your blog.
• Upload ABS creations to at least 2 online galleries on a regular basis, preferably at least every two weeks.

• Respect the prohibition of sharing digi image files. Sharing files would be considered grounds for termination.

In return design team members will:
• Become an important part of a fun and welcoming DT environment!
• Receive a welcome kit of digi images to get you started.

• Be compensated with ABS digi images.

• Receive a discount on any additional cling mounted rubber stamps AND/OR digi images that you would like to purchase.

• Be featured as a designer on the ABS website and blog.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send an email to with "Design Team Call" in the subject line and include the following information:

• Full name
• Location

• Tell me a little bit about yourself and why you’d like to join our team

• A link to your blog
• A list of the online forums that you participate in (SCS, Papercraft Planet, for example) and your user name at each forum

This DT call won’t run long, so if you’re interested please contact me as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Anita Be Stampin is BACK!

Let's get SPOOKY with the Anita Be Stampin Challenge!  Yes, you heard right!  ABSC is back and we're ready for Halloween!  Our challenge is one week this time and there have been a few changes and tweaks to the rules, so check out the blog for all the deets!

Two of our most popular rubber images are Broomhilda and Frankenbride...and guess what?  Anita has decided to make them available in digital format as well!  WOOHOO!  Now you can add some sass to your Halloween cards, decor...right NOW! 

I have used Broomhilda for my's a brag book page.  How sweet and sassy is this little witch?  I love her!

Be sure to check out the Anita Be Stampin Challenge to see all of the creatively creepy projects from the DT.  Join us for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the ABS Shoppe!

On the Ninth Day of Halloween...

We're up to day 9 of the 12 days of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps!  You have to join us!  Check out the blog for the details on how YOU can win some awesome prizes!

On the ninth day of Halloween
My true love gave to me
Nine ghosts a-booing
Eight monsters shrieking
Seven pumpkins glowing
Six goblins gobbling
Five scary spooks!
Four skeletons
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree.

A brag book page was my project for day 9.  I used the ever sweet Lulu from the brand new Coquettes collection, released today!

Thanks so much for popping in today!  I hope you enjoyed your stop!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

On the 7th Day of Halloween...

We're back with the 7th day of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps!  Come on over and join in the fun with us!  We have a super special guest with us today...come see who it is!

On the seventh day of Halloween
My true love gave to me
Seven pumpkins glowing
Six goblins gobbling
Five scary spooks!
Four skeletons
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree!

 So here is a layout I made of my sweet daughter at the pumpkin patch...lots o' punkins!

Here is the layout I made for the 4th day of Halloween that never posted...thanks Blogger!

Thank you so  much for popping by today!  ;O)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On the Third Day of Halloween...

Good morning, peeps!  It's time for the 3rd day of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps!  You have got to check out the rest of the teams creations!

On the third day of Halloween
My true love gave to me
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree.
I made a digital layout using one of the sweet Betty images.  Her familiar is one and my cat, Salem, has 2 piccies which makes three!  I feel like the count from Sesame Street! black cat!  Two...two black cats!  Three...three black cats...AH, AH, AH!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Good morning everyone!  Are you all ready for the weekend?  We are doing some family pictures on Sunday, so I'm pretty happy about that.  Though I kept putting it off thinking I would lose a little weight before we had them done...what happened?  I GAINED INSTEAD!  ARGH!  C'est la vie!

So I have news for dear friend, Suzi asked me to join her challenge DT over at Desert Island Crafts Challenge.  It's very fun and you should definitely check out the "itinerary" and join us!

Here is the must use at least 3!
1 Halloween
2 SBS Image
3 Favourite colour
4 Found Object
5 Candy Colours
6 Not Square
7 Stripes
8 Shades of Grey
9 Bats and Spiders
10 The UnDead

For my card I used Teen Scene Mummy London from Simply Betty Stamps.  She is amazing, yes?!  Love!  In fact this is one of my fave Halloween cards this year!  :O)  I used #s 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 10.  The found object is the circle with the skull on's an embossed diet coke can!  Cool!  The sparkles I used around the bat (above the sentiment) made it look as though it's not a bat and you can't even see the sparkle on the spiders.  Gah!

Be sure to check out the DICC blog to get all the deets and check out the other samples we have for you!  :O)  Thanks so much for popping in today!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bah Humbug?

That is the way I'm feeling as I write my post.  Teenagers are so ungrateful...and mine doesn't seem to care if he hurts my feelings either!  Calgon drown me!  On to better news...I'm here with the second preview day of the new Teen Scene Christmas line from Simply Betty Stamps!  That's enough to cheer up anyone...I promise!

First up today is Frosty Rio...I love snowmen and snowflakes, so this card makes me happy all the way around!  :O)  I think this is My Mind's Eye paper.

Last image for the day is called Scrooged Miller...what a sweetie!  Bah humbug?  No way!

Thank you again for visiting me today!  Be sure to comment on all of the DT blogs as well as the SBS blog for your chance to win one of these fabby images for yourself!  :O)  See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Holiday Cheer Anyone?

Good morning, crafty bleeps!  I hope you are all doing well!  I DID say holiday cheer in my post...yes, that means Christmas images!  Woohoo!  Getting an early start this year on my Christmas cards!  On Friday Simply Betty Stamps will be releasing the Teen Scene (my faves) Christmas line!  We have previews for you today and tomorrow with the release happening on Friday!

The first image I have for you is called Merry London.  Don't you just love her hair?  She is always my fave of the Teen Scene images just for her hair!  ;O)  I used some hoarded SEI paper for my card...non traditional colors are always fun for Christmas cards, right?

Last image for today is called Season's Greetings Lola.  She's giving some cheese to her little rodent buddy for Christmas.  How sweet!  Kaiser Craft DP and Prima flowers on this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the SBS blog for the other amazing samples from my DT sistahs!  See you tomorrow for more Christmas fun!