Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sweet Thing

Here's a quick post to share a card I made yesterday. This is Strawberry Lou by Di's Digi Downloads. She's so cute, I colored her to go with this Echo Park For The Record pattern paper. 

FYI, if your looking to get you hands on some Echo Park Paper, Simply Betty Stamps is offering these coupon codes till April 1. She also has some other sales you can read about here

Any 12 Echo Park Papers for $8.00 use code Echo800
Any 6 Echo Park Papers for $4.00 use code Echo400

Get Sketchy 80- Sketch
Die Cut Dreams 86- Food Themed Digi

SU card stock, border punch and ribbon
Echo Park For The Record pattern paper and letters
Xpress It Blending Card

Friday, March 25, 2011

Simply Betty Release Day and Challenge

I'm very late getting this post up so I'll make it short and sweet. Today is release day of the Sweet Gothic Kids Easter in rubber and digi. Not only is it release day but there is also a new challenge over at SBC. This time around we challenge you to create a card, page layout, or any crafty project Easter themed, and use any or both of the following in your projects; one Chocolate Bunny, two Easter Eggs.  Three lucky winners will be chosen for the following prizes:

1st Winner: Scott and Wednesday digi
2nd Winner Judy and Alex digi
3rd Winner Tilly and Sally digi

Basket from Inkadinkado 
Sentiment from TAC
SU card stock and pattern paper
Xpress It Blending Card

Thursday, March 24, 2011

SISC 52 Punch It Out

Hello, this is my second post today. If you are looking for my Simply Betty Preview card please scroll down or click here

This is my card for SISC 52- Punch it out. We want to see your creatives uses of those punches. I decided to make a flower with a couple of circle punches. I colored Morgan to go with this Echo Park Playground pattern paper. 

Mojo Monday 183- Sketch

Zen Morgan by StampInsanity
SU card stock and ribbon
Echo Park Playground Pattern Paper
EK Success punches
Xpress It Blending Card

Another Simply Betty Stamps Preview

Today we at SBC we are previewing Tilly from the Sweet Gothic Kids Easter collection. Isn't she a cutie with her umbrella, big eyes and flashy smile. Head over to the SBC blog to see what the rest of the DT created. Also tomorrow we have our final preview along with the release in digi and rubber and a new challenge. 

Quirky Crafts 6- Sketch
Flutter By Wednesday 147- butterfly, fairy or angel
Little Red Wagon 73- Butterflies

Sweet Gothic Kids Easter Tilly
SU card stock and butterfly die
K and Company pattern paper
Kaiser rhinestones 
Xpress It Blending Card

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hubby's Birthday Card

Yesterday was my hubby's birthday and I don't know about you but I truly struggle with masculine cards. So much so that I waited till the last minute to make his card. I finally decided to go with this HOT image by Kenny K. Too bad I don't look anything like her, lol. This is my first Kenny K image, I really need to get a few more.

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz 37- 3 Designer Papers, 2 ribbons and 1 image
Everybody Art Challenge 134- Happy Birthday
Lexi's Creations 36- Ribbons but no bows or knots
Corrosive Challenge 108- 3 papers, 2 ribbons, 1 image
Macabre Monday HDH081- Dastardly Divas

Sentiment from StampInsanity Les Coquettes Set
SU Black card stock and ribbon
Echo Park Be Mine Pattern Paper
Xpress It Blending Card

Monday, March 21, 2011

Preview Day 2 Sweet Gothic Kids Easter Judy

Hello friends, today is Preview Day 2 at Simply Betty. We are previewing Judy from the new Sweet Gothic Kids Easter line. These sassy Easter images will be available on Friday at the Simply Betty Shop  in digi and rubber. 

I started coloring Judy in soft colors and had a hard time deciding which colors to add because my mind thinks pastels with Easter. I'm not really a pastel kind of girl so I decided to go a bit non traditional with the pops of black. This isn't your traditional Easter image so I figured it would be ok. Head over to the Simply Betty Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT did with Judy.

Paper Craft Planet (sk031911)- Sketch
Creative Inspirations Paints- Easter
Fashionista Friday 71- Aquamarine 

Easter Judy
Echo Park Playground Pattern Paper
SU card stock and ribbon
TAC sentiment
Black Kaiser Rhinestones 

Friday, March 18, 2011

You Rock

Happy Friday everyone. Today I am sharing my card for Fussy and Fancy Challenge 32. Our challenge is to use the fabulous sketch created by Mindy

I made a card use 2 of my favorite things, Echo Park Paper and an image by Di's Digi Downloads. This is Little Rocker Chick, isn't she adorable. I paired her up with For The Record, the stickers are part of the collection as well. I love the little scrabble tiles especially because right now I'm a bit addicted to the game called Words with Friends. I'm not as good as some of my friends but it's still fun just playing with them. Well, thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Challenge 32
Cute Card Thursday 156- Music and dance (rocker chick loves her music)
Freshly Brewed 39- Spots and Dots

SU Card stock
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
Kaiser Rhinestones 
Echo Park For The Record Collection (pattern papers and stickers)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Hello, today there is a new challenge over at Desert Islands Crafters ChallengeSharon was the winner of Challenge 2, so we are using the itinerary she created. Wow, I have to say that the possibilities are endless with this itinerary. Remember you only need to pick 3 items but if you can fit more on your project go right ahead. 

Sharon's Itinerary

Not a Card!
Black & White
Unusual Sentiment (ie. not “Happy Birthday” or “Best Wishes” etc).
Fancy Fold
No images

Here's what I came up with. I made an acetate box using this tutorial. I've been wanting to make one of these for a while now, couldn't believe how easy it was to do. Also this is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, perfect size for party favors. The items on the itinerary that I used are Not a card, Black & White, Unusual Sentiment, and No image.

Box filled with candies.

Empty box

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Groovy Girl

Hello friends, I'm here to share a card I made this weekend using the new Echo Park Playground pattern paper. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to love this line. Well, now that I have it I can't wait to make more fun cards with it. 
This card I made for my daughter's friend. Her party was "peace, love, groovy" themed so I thought Hippie Anya was perfect. The yellow bow was added after card was put together because my daughter insisted it needed to be on the card. She is so opinionated about my card making that she might need to make her own cards soon.  

The Pixie Cottage 60- Sketch
Do You Stack Up 10- Layers
Little Miss Muffet 4- DP(Pattern Paper)

Hippie Anya from The Greeting Farm
SU Card stock and ribbon
Echo Park Playground pattern paper

Friday, March 11, 2011

Simply Betty Celebration Challenge

Happy Friday everyone. Today I am sharing my card for Simply Betty's Let's Celebrate Challenge. We are celebrating the release of Sweet Gothic World Kids in RUBBER. 

all six Sweet Gothic Kids Birthday Rubber: $36.00 SGKBD36

three Sweet Gothic Kids Birthday Rubber: $18.00 SWGKBD18

I used my favorite girl Tilly Birthday. For some reason I really struggled with getting this card together. I think it was because I was set on using some of my Echo Park pattern paper. I've colored her a few times to go with that paper and wanted her to not look like the other times. Well in the end I used this blue that I pulled from a sheet of Little Girl pattern paper. Once I added the brown I decided she no longer went with that paper so I went through my papers and found these 2 Bo Bunny pattern papers. Crazy how you can envision one thing but in the end come up with something completely different. Below are the challenge I will be entering this card into. Have a great weekend. 

Unscripted Sketches- Sketch
Fun With Shapes & More- Birthday
Fairy Fun Fridays 48- It's My Party
Digi Doodle Shop's Best 50- Pearls

Bo Bunny pattern paper
Kaiser Pearls
SU ribbon
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Xpress It Blending Card

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Couple of Card I Forgot To Post

I made these cards on Friday. The first one I made for my mom for her birthday. The second one I made for my niece for her birthday. They were over this past weekend so I was kind of busy. I meant to post them after I gave them out but forgot to. Since I forgot the challenges I made them for are no longer running. That's ok though, I mainly use the challenges for inspiration. 

Hanna And Friends 84- Sketch

SU card stock
Echo Park Be Mine Pattern Paper
XPress It Blending Card
Want 2 Scrap swirly bling
Prima flowers

This card was for my niece Keira for her forth birthday. They are so much fun at that age. My girls have out grown the princess phase so it's nice to have a little one who still thinks she's a princess.

Stamp With Fun 100- Sketch
Echo Park Little Girl Pattern Paper
SU card stock
Xpress It Blending Card
Dazzling Diamonds


Hello everyone, feels like forever since I've last posted a card. I actually have 2 cards I forgot to post over the weekend. I will hopefully post them later today.
This is my card for StampInsanity's 50th Challenge. Wow, I can't believe we are already at 50. This challenge is called Holy Guacamole, you can create whatever you want as long as there is a pop of green somewhere on your project. 
I tried to make an "easy" card by opting to use a sentiment instead of coloring an image. Well, this "easy" card took just as long to put together as one of my more involved cards. I guess "easy" and I don't mesh. 

Card Patterns 105- Sketch

SU card stock, border punch, and pattern paper
Maya Road hat pins
Flower and brad (unknown company)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fussy and Fancy 31

Happy Friday blogging friends, today I am sharing my card for Fussy and Fancy Challenge 31. Our challenge is Embossing and/or Paper Piecing, I decided to do both. Our sponsor Paper Pretties generously offered digi's for the DT to use. I picked Cuddle Me because I thought it would be fun to paper piece her dress. This was my first time paper piecing with digi's and I have to say it was pretty easy. I will be definitely be doing it again soon. I need to run, have a busy weekend. Thanks for stopping by. 

SU card stock and rub ons
Echo Park Little Girl Pattern Paper
Copic Xpress It Blending Card

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Veronica and Gang Release and Blog Hop

Hello friends, if you are here for the hop you should have arrived from Gloria's blog. If you didn't come from her blog but want to hop along please start at the Simply Betty Challenge Blog

For my card I decided to use Christy. She was colored with Copics on X-Press It Blending Card. I paired her up with this retired SU paper that I really wish I would have stocked up on. My daughter loves to tell me how I should color my images and she suggested that Christy should be a blonde. She's cute as a blonde but I'm thinking next time she will be a brunette. Enough about my card, next stop on the hop is Lady B's blog.  

Inkspiration 59- Sketch
I Did It Creations 43- Punches or die cuts (flowers are from a punch)


Hello everyone, today I am sharing my card for Desert Island Crafters Challenge 3. To play along you need to pick at least 3 items from the itinerary to make a project. The winner of the challenge will get to set the itinerary and join the team in a future challenge. 

 My card features Wednesday from the Sweet Gothic World Kids Line by Simply Betty Stamps. She was colored with Copics to go with my favorite Echo Park Be Mine pattern paper. The flowers were made out of circle nestabilities and a couple circle punches. I distressed the edges with my scissors them crumpled them up pretty good to give them a worn look. They were so easy to make, I'm going to have to remember to keep that in mind when I'm looking for an embellishment. 

Brenda's(winner of first challenge) Itinerary
I used the items in blue

1. Make it Square
2. Inspired by Nature
3. Handmade flower
4. Hand colored image
5. 2 or more patterned papers
6. Pearls
7. Twine
8. No sentiment on the front
9. Distressing
10. Birthday Theme

CASE Study 28- inspiration from card
Corrosive Challenge 105- Distressing (my flowers are distressed)
Crazy For Challenge 76- Flowers
Sweet Stampin- Oh So Girly
Card Makin' Mamas 15- Happy Birthday