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!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

From the Xander Zone Blog Hop & Auction!

Welcome to the Xander Zone!!  You are in for quite a trip through todays Blog Hop and Auction.  Our dear friend Betty Roberts, owner of Simply Betty Stamps has just found out this week that her 17 year old son Christian has Stage 1 Throat Cancer.  He will be having surgery next week and many months of therapy to follow.  (To read more from  Betty on what’s going on please go HERE)

Betty’s DT and the Crafty Sprouts DT along with a few friends have come together today for the From the Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction!  If you are stumbling into this hop please head to Crafty Sprouts to catch the beginning of the hop!

If you hopped here from Lea's blog, then you are right on track!  Please continue on!

As you hop along today you will see cards created with Xander, the first in a new series to be released called “From the Xander Zone”.  He is available with a donation to Betty’s family.  Christian will be undergoing Surgery next week to remove his tonsils and then the thrice weekly therapy will begin on the tumor.  His therapy could last for many months.


There is also  a contest running through October 16th and Christian will pick a random winner who will receive the whole collection!  The details on the contest are at the SBS blog.

As you hop today you will also see many cards and projects up for Auction.  In order to make a bid on an item leave a comment on that person’s blog with your offer AND your name and email address.  Please remember that it might not be you who gets the winning bid, so check back if you really want it! 

At the end of the Hop (Tuesday night October 11th at 9pm EST the auction will come to a close.  Winners will be sent a paypal invoice and the Winners will be announced on the Simply Betty Stamps blog.  Please note that we are asking for timely payment, with 48 hours of the announcement on Tuesday morning or the runner up will be chosen.  This is for the simple fact that Betty’s family needs this money as quickly as possible for all of these unexpected and out-of-pocket needs.

My first project up today features the oh-so-cool Xander.  He looks so confident, doesn't he?  Perfect card to send on to Christian as I know he's the kind of guy who will face this head on and fight.  I printed out my own sentiment...this is something we say at my house.  Don't worry, I GOT this!  I used some of my favey BG paper from the Oliver line.  I know you're probably tired of seeing it already, huh?

My next projects use the other images in this sure to check out the SBS Store to buy them for yourself!  First up I used Phoebe and Shelby on a card that's for my GHOULS.  Fun, right?  I found this paper and chipboard at Target's Dollar Spot.  You cannot beat that deal!  I cut out and popped up Shelby...not sure you can tell in the photos.

Next I have a Halloween brag book page I'm working on.  I used the ever cute Gabby image for it since she was perfecto with all her spidery goodness!  Those are spiderweb cookies that I made in the picture.

Last for the images I have Cece.  I made a large tag for a birthday gift with her...I thought she was great!  As if she's saying, "No!  You cannot have my lolli!"  LOL!

From here please hop over to the ever lovely Sandra's blog!  Thank you so much for supporting Betty and her family by stopping by today!

If you get lost along the way, here’s the hop order!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Jude and the Rockers Fall...

Good morning everyone!  I'm back with a sample card using one of the special release images from Simply Betty Stamps...her name is Ali Baby Turkey.

I used some Basic Grey Ambrosia DP for my card today.  I just love this line for Fall projects!  Is Ali not the sweetest with her little turkey?  All together now...AWWWWWWWWWW!!!

Those of us on the SBS design team are so thankful to all of you who are making donations and purchases to help our sweet Betty raise enough money for the upcoming costs of her son's cancer surgery.  It means the world to us and especially Betty and her family.  Simply Betty Stamps fans are simply the best!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Special Release and a Request for Help

Hello all.  I'm here to let you all know that Betty at Simply Betty Stamps has a brand new special release out for Fall.  Please do check out the SBS blog and STORE to check them out and buy, buy, buy!  I didn't get any projects made, since this was an impromptu release, but there are lots of beautiful samples on the blog for you.

The special request for help is from our very own Betty.  Here is the story copied from the SBS post:

"I was hoping that this release would be on track for Monday as usual, with a preview then a release on Tuesday.  However, many times we are faced with challenges and are at times forced to take a different route and make changes accordingly.

My son Christian 17, has had a sore throat for about a month now.  The first doctor said it was tonsillitis's.  Seven days of Amoxocillin was administered.  Two days after the last pill, he was sick again, with a sore throat, and a fever.  Back we went to put him on Caphlex... again seven days of antibiotics.  On the fourth day he was not improving so we took him back.  Ok it's strep now.  They kept him on Caphlex but gave him a booster shot.  Three full days of starting to get better, he was able to eat again, drink, and talk.  He fell sick again on the fourth day, this time they took a culture and sent it to the lab.  Monday I got a call that I needed to take Christian in to a specialist, well not just any specialist an Oncologist to go over his culture with me.  That appointment was for today Friday, I have of course been stressed the whole time, day after day.  When one is not given test results over the phone, one does not worry.  When we are asked to come in to discuss the results something is up.  The last thing I ever imagined, was to hear the doctor tell me that my 17 year old son has throat cancer.  The first question out of my mouth was, "Is my son going to die?"  I still can't believe I mustered enough energy to roll those words out of my mouth.
Christian has Stage 1 throat cancer, he will not die from it, but of course they can't ever say to me 100% no he is not going to die.  That 99% that he is going to survive it, still puts a mother on edge.  My son needs an operation immediately.  We have had a series of bad luck, like everyone else due to financial situations.  Our brand new Nissan broke down, no problem we will fix it when we fix it.  Our house needs minor repairs, again no big deal it will get fixed when it gets fixed.  My son needs an operation that will help him get well and be the class clown, kind hearted, silly kid he is... Now there's a problem!  We can't just fix it when we fix it and let it sit. He will be going through testing for a week, as he has expressed his "bones" hurting as well.  Doctors would like us to move quickly on the operation to prevent any further stages or other unpleasant issues.  We live 1 1/2 hours away from the hospital, and you can imagine I do not want to be far from my son.  I am not asking for a hand out, or pan handling is that the word?  I am willing to offer my products at discounted rates in the hope that it will bring in what is going to be needed in the next week or two while we go through the motions.  There are always extra medical bills as the insurance doesn't cover anyone 100%, we have a co-pay but have no idea where to pull it from, we don't have a magic top hat :(.  I am not asking again, for a hand me down, just asking that if you ever wanted a Simply Betty Stamp, your purchase would be a blessing at this moment.    
Thank you for taking the time to read and cross your fingers my son gets better.
The entire line is now available in both Digi and Clear stamp form, I am sorry I do not have extra discount codes on these as I am trying to bring in what is needed for my son's medical needs.  However, I have lowered the prices and hope it is fair what I am asking for these fun cute characters.

If you have ever coveted a Simply Betty image, now is the time to purchase it...please help Betty and her family while you fulfill your crafty wants and wishes!