September 29, 2010

All About Betty Blog Hop


The gals from The Burtonesque Dolls, Simply Betty Stamps and Simply Betty Challenges blogs figured it was a good time to put together a blog hop of our very own:


This hop is ALLLLLLLLLLLLL about Betty and since October is Betty's favorite month and there are sooooo many exciting things happening, why not do it just before?!! This way we can get things warmed up for the whole October and Halloween theme. Kinda like an appie!!

And since Halloween is her favorite time of year you will be seeing mostly, if not all Halloween cards and we have used only Betty Emo's images.
In just the short time I have known Betty she is such a hoot!! She is such a fun and easy person to talk to. Sometimes we can get pretty silly in our Yahoo chat group. I look forward to getting to know her more and having a long time friend to come. 

As the bottom of my card says
"Betty October is your month I hope you have a Spooktacular Time Enjoy it!!"

(sorry for the dark pictures we had all rain and dark clouds when I went to take this I will try to add a light picture when I have sun again)

I used the very cute Betty Witch that can be purchased --- HERE
She was colored with Copics, Stickles and Glitter, I also added 3D Glaze to the cauldron and glitter. I had a cute little witch charm I added for my Scrap Happy Witch. My paper is from BoBunny Boo Crew Masuerade (my favorite paper at the moment) Pearls, Lace, Spider Brads.

Without further ado, let's check out some more inspiring and creative cards from all the ladies. Please note because this is an appreciation blog hop there are no prizes. It's just for fun but the ladies wouldn't mind some luving from you anyway!!

Eulanda - Your hop started here
Patricia - Your here now

Thanks for Looking

It's Sketch Week at The Beary Scrap

Hello my Beary Scrap Friends
Today is my day to show you my card from Susan's fun sketch.
When I got my new papers from The Beary Scrap Store I couldn't wait to make something up with the new Haunted line from My Mind's Eye. What you can't tell from the pictures it all the dark black parts of the paper are all covered in fuzzy flock. OOO I love it and is actually why I keep my card kinda simple I really wanted to show off the paper.

I used Owen the Owl for my card today he is one the the fun new patterns released this month from Kimm. He was so fun and easy to make. He was made with some of the really thick Mulberry Paper in the store.
I also added some of the matching brads from the My Minds Eye Haunted Collection. I have seen somewhere I'm sure in blogland a zipper on a card because I have really been wanting to try to do something like this and with Susan's sketch it was perfect to give it a try. Owens broom was from my stash actually stolen from another card because I thought he would look so cute on it and I believe it may have come from Jolees. I cut all my mats using Spellbinders.

Im entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges-Owls
Thanks for looking.

September 25, 2010

Southern Girls Challenge #2

The Southern Girls Challenges
Kicked off Challenge #2 with Team 2 on Thursday
There challenge this week was to use
Recycled Jewellery
Well I didn't have and broken jewellery but I had a cute charm I could use instead so I made up one.
The image I used is by Digital Delights by Looby Loo and is one of the sponsors for our challenge. You have till October 5th to enter your card.
She was colored with Copics and Stickled. My background paper is by Colorbok. My flower is by Prima.

Now head on over to The Southern Girls Challenge Blog and see all the wonderful cards that team 2 made for this challenge.

I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop this week.

Thanks for looking.

This card was entered in to the following challenges:

September 24, 2010

Simply Betty Challenge #2

It's Friday YEA!!!
Are you ready for another fun Simply Betty Challenge?
Thank you to all the cards that were entered in our very first challenge have you seen them we had some really awesome cards entered. Want to know who won check it out --- HERE.
Now on to this weeks challenge. How many Halloween cards are creeping around blogland, I love it.
Well Betty has challenged us to use Non-Traditional Colors NO Black, Orange, Purple, or Greens, did you hear all us girls scream!! 
Well we all took the challenge and we all did awesome.

  My colors are red, pink, brown and grey. How scary are my pink bats, lol.
I used Lola Mummy and you can now get her in rubber just into the store now. She was colored with Copics and I added some hot pink glitter to her hair. I also cut my mat out with Spellbinders and inked and Stickled them. My bats were punched out with a Martha Stewart Punch. Hand stitching. 
I also used the sketch this week from Midnight Madness.

Now head on over to the Simply Betty Store and get some of the new Emo Halloweenie's Rubber in stock earlier than expected.

When you have made up your card head on over to the
Simply Betty Challenge Blog and enter your card.

Thanks for looking.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Midnight Maddness-Challenge #72

September 23, 2010

Sidney the Skunk & A Reminder Of My Secret Shopping Code.

Look what I just made using one of Kimms new patterns in the store now. I received my goodie box in the mail on Monday and finally just got to make Sidney the Skunk I have been wanting to make this little cuttie since I saw it in the store.

Now don't forget time is running out on free shipping here is my post from yesterday.

Do you like free shipping.
I have a secret shopping code to share with you that is good from now till Septemeber 24, 2010 @ midnight EST.
Use code SEPT24 to get FREE shipping with any $50 or more order.
(Free shipping is only for the lower 48 States)

Check out The Beary Scrap ---HERE

Check out there awesome new price on Copics

Now only $4.89

Have you heard about the hot new paper that's all the rave out there?

Thats right Kimm has got a limited supply of the X-Press It now in stock.
Make sure you hurry and use your free shipping code offer expires Friday Sept 24, 2010 @ Midnight EST.

Thanks for looking.

September 22, 2010

Easel Card Tutorial Fun Shapes

It's a Beary Scrap Tutorial.

Have you ever wondered how some people make fun shaped easel cards? Well I'm going to tell you how I make mine. Here is the card I'm going to show you how to make.

When I want to make a fun shape easel card and I know what I want to make like my pumpkin the first thing I do is go to Google.Com and search for pumpkin clip art. Now when your looking and type in your search make sure you click on Images on Google and this will pull up tons of images to look at. When your looking for your image don't look to much at whats in the image but the overall shape of it, because in most cases your going to add your own stuff to it. All my cards are 6x6 so I only need one 12x12 sheet of card stock. Now this was the shape I found for my pumpkin I liked.
Now as you can see I did use pretty much the whole image to make my card.
The first thing I do is re-size my shape to totally fill a 6x6 square and print it out, now this may take a few resizing to fit.

Once you get the right size the first thing you want to do is cut your paper take one 12x12 sheet of card stock and cut in half so you have two 6x12 sheets put one aside and cut one of them in half so you have two 6x6 squares take one of them and trace your pattern on to your card stock and cut out this will be your top.
Now when your making the bottom your going to want to fold your 6x12 sheet in half, now this follows the same idea when you were little making paper dolls and place your pattern with the top of your pattern over lapping the fold.

Now trace your pattern on to the card stock and cut out. When you open up your bottom it should look like this.

Now your going to fold only one half in half. Place the whole bottom piece on your Scor-Pal and your going to score on the 3" mark.

Now this is how your card should fold.

This is what your two pieces should look like.

Now just clip on the top but don't glue to see if you match up and your fold will line up to the bottom if you don't like where you card will sit you can adjust your fold so your card can sit where you like it.
Now unclasp and decorate the top of your card before you attach it.
After you get the top done and most of the bottom you can attach the top to the bottom.
I usually wait till I get the top on and glued before I attach the bottom center mat so I can place it in the right spot. My bottom center mat will be placed with pop dots the the top has a stopping point so it stands.

My card recipe:
Orange Card Stock
Hand Stitching using Bazzill Piecing Mat with the Beary Creative Tool
Stickers from EK Success
Tear Bear Pumpkin outfit from Precious Piecings by Lisa
Distressed Ink-Vintage Photo

Thanks for looking

September 18, 2010

A Creepy Little Spider Post

I just wanted to share with you today a cute little picture frame I made last weekend.
It's a spider theme 4x6 frame made with Grunde Paper Flowers.

Card receipe:
Tim Holtz-Tattered Florals Dies
Tim Holtz-Grunge Paper
Distress Inks
Mulberry Rose Leaves
Spider Buttons and Stick Pin
Spider Web Paper by Making Memories Toil and Trouble
Rubber Stamps with dots and words.
Black Pearls
4x6 picture frame sanded and inked.

September 17, 2010

Whoo Hoo The Simply Betty Challenges Are HERE!

I'm so excited that the
 are starting! You ready to start play in some awesome challenges.
Just wait till you see what we have in store for you. Our first challenge is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.

I used the very cute Chloe Princess you can get her ---HERE
When I saw her I had to color her up for my Thank you card for the vets. Long story short my kitty ended up with some bad stuff and had to get two operations to heal him up, hence the title "I won't hurt you. Again!" and I thought this would be a cute Thank you card.
(They got this Monday when he went back to get his stitches out and loved it.)

Here is a closer picture of my pretty blue eyed boy and yes he is wearing a baby onesie so he didn't pull out his stitches. And he had so many stitches his nick name was "Frank-n-Kitty" because he looked like he was cut in half and but back together.

Now for all the details on our first challenge.
Today we have a Pattern Color Combo... create a card, a scrapbook page, or any project at all using the both the pattern and the color, or just one of the two.
(Yep those are Betty's funky socks)

You have one week to complete your project and submit it via InLinkz.

One winner will receive TWO Rubber Stamps- Miller and London! The winner will be chosen by votes and announced in the next challenge.

Now head on over to the
Simply Betty Challenge Blog
and enter your card.
While your there check out what the rest of the girls made your going to love them.

Thanks so much for looking.

September 15, 2010

Simply Betty Blog Hop

Woot woot... a Hoppin' we will go, a Hoppin' we will go... or a Haunting if you prefer!
I hope you have enjoyed the preview days, now it's time for some hoppin' fun, prizes, and deals!

Here is my projects:

I used Franken Millerstein

Check out the cool handles I made on the coffin with Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners.

I added some pretty mulberry flowers to the top.

Vamp Christian wants his cover back on he's not liking the light so much.

Here is the link for the coffin template I used get it -- HERE


Three Lucky Winners will be receiving two FREE rubber stamps from the Emo Halloweenies; Lola and Miller, Rio and Betty, or Christian and Miller (London is not available as a rubber stamp)! All you have to do is participate in our Blog Hop Challenge... of course there are a couple of twists to it.
The challenge?
Get all the information on the Simply Betty Store Blog to enter this awesome challenge

Now the wheels and deals!

Any 12 for $31.50 use code SEPDIGI3150
Any 6 for $15.75 use code SEPDIGI1575
Any 3 for $7.85 use code SEPDIGI785
Pre-Orders: For Emo Halloweenies only Shipping October 1st
5 Halloweenies $26.00 use code PRERUB26
Rubber in stock:
3 for $15.00 use code 3RUB1500
Halloween Card Kit $49.99 use code HALLOWKIT

Halloween kit includes the following: All five Emo Halloweenie rubber stamps; Christian Vamp, Lola Mummy, Devil Rio, Witch Betty, and Frankenmiller, DIGI Pumpkin London, and two We R Memory Keepers mini clear stamps! Embellishments on the cards including the Cricut cut outs! All the papers, cardstock and tags as well as the ribbons and Fabric for the flowers! Even the Diamond Glaze needed for your projects! All this in a nice bundle price of $49.99 and free shipping! This kit is limited to 12 and is only available as a pre-order so hurry and grab yours! All cards you can make in the kit can be viewed on the  Simply Betty Store Blog.

Rubber in stock:

Any 6 for $29.00 use code 6RUB29

Any 3 for $15.00 use code 3RUB1500

You should have arrived here from Nicole's Blog and your on your way to Suzi's blog next. But If you get lost or just arrived here by other broomsticks, hehe here is the order of the hop.











Lady B





Patricia (Me your here now)





Thanks so much for looking and if your not already a follower I would love you to become one.

Now Spook along!

Patricia's Attempt at Vintage

This weeks challenge at The Beary Scrap is Vintage.
Did you hear me scream at this challenge. I have to say my style is not vintage at all and this was a true challenge for me. But I think I pulled this one off. I'm really stuck in the Halloween theme this month, I love it. So I Googled vintage Halloween images and came up this this little cutie.

Now I feel guilty that this wasnt something I colored but I really liked the picture.

My flower on here was orginally solid white and I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, I have to say I really need to play with the Gilmmer Mist more because the flower came out so pretty.

My card recipe:
Google Image
My Little Yellow Bicycle Frightful Halloween Pumpkin/Motif
Glimmer Mist- Used to color Prima Flower
Prima Flowers - Trellis Roses
Robins Nest Dew Drops
BoBunny Buttons
Hand stitching - I used Brazzill in Stitch'z Piercing Mat (on clearance) and the Beary Creative Tool to piece my holes. 
Misc Lace
Black and Orange Card Stock.

September 14, 2010

The Bear Scrap Color Challenge Contuined...

I finished the rest of my ordered Baby Card and Brag Book and just wanted to share with you. The card was from a color challenge from The Beary Scrap last week you can see the original post --- HERE

Here is the whole set card, gift box for the card and the brag book.

Here are a couple of samples of the inside of the book. The book was made from a paper bag album and the pink squares represent the photos. This book is made to fit 4x6 photos and all the corners have clear photo tabs to hold the pictures.

Thanks so much for looking.

September 11, 2010

9-11-01 Remembered! Never Forget!

9-11-01 Remembered

No card today just a post to remember all those loved ones we lost on
September 11, 2001
Please take a moment today to remember all those Men and Women we lost that day, forever changing our lives. You will always be in our hearts.

Please also keep your thoughts and prayers for all our Men and Woman serving our Country here and overseas.

Now I currently have 73 followers at the moment and every time I post something Army related I loose a follower, this has happened to me every time I have posted something. I don't mean to offend anyone but I am a very proud mom of a US Soldier and I have no problems telling everyone. And if I loose a follower to show support to my son and all other soldiers then I loose them. Agree or disagree with the war these soldiers are still our family.

Stay Safe and Stay Strong over there in Iraq TJ, I love you. I can't for you to come home in a couple of months.

Love, MOM

September 9, 2010

Tickled Pink Going Batty

Hello Again Tickled Pink Fans
I'm enjoying my Guest Spot this month with the Pink Ladies and today we have another new release for you.
"Going Batty"
These cute little digis go great with your Halloween stamps.
I made these really cute party favors.
They were colored with Copics and Stickles. My cute little party favors were made with a die Favor It Box 1 from Paper Trey Ink. Now you can get all the details on getting these cute little digis from the Tickled Pink Blog.

This will be a limited time release and ending some time in November so don't wait to get this cute set. Sale starts Sept 11th at 6pm Aussie time.

Thanks so much for looking.

September 8, 2010

Elegantly Evil Visits Haunted Design House at Midnight Madness

Like my title I had a little play on the challenges.

It's so nice to get a chance to just get to play in challenges. I have been missing playing in challenges and I had some free time today to whip up this little cutie. Can you believe it I actually got this done in a couple of hours. I love it when the idea is in your head and works out the first time.

Now I have fell in love with the Sketches over at Midnight Madness, when ever I have to make a card and I need a sketch to use this seems to be the go to place for great sketches. Even if it's not the currant challenge they have going on I just scroll back thru there older challenges and see what inspires me.

Another great fun play for challenges is Haunted Design House there is always fun stuff getting posted up all the time there and if you have a love of Halloween year round this is a blog to follow.  

( I just love it when the sun plays nice you get the sparkles, the fun part is you never know where they are going to show till you load the pictures sometimes they end up perfect.)
I used Lady Raven from Kenny K and you can get her -- HERE. Kenny K has some really cool digi's that are really fun to play with.
She was colored with Copic's and glittered.
My black flourishes are by Recollections and did have clear crystals on them but I took them off and replaced them with Teal Blue Pearls to match my cards colors. My background paper is by Making Memeories Toil and Trouble. My mat was cut out with Spellbinders and Inked with Colorbox Ink and Stickled. I added some black lace to the background.
Some of my supplies were purchased from The Beary Scrap.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Kenny K - Challenge #9 Swirls and Pearls
Haunted Design House- Elegantly Evil
Midnight Madness - Sketch Challenge #70

Thanks so much for looking.

It's our first Challenge at Southern Girls Challenge

**Please Click HERE for The Beary Scraps Post**
*Please Click HERE for Tickled Pinks Sketch Post*
*Please Click HERE for Tickled Pinks Let it Rock Post*

I promise last post for today.

I'm so excited to say were are now starting our challenges at
Are you ready to play? WE ARE!!
All us girls have been working hard on getting ready to help inspire you with our projects. Our first challenge is


I made and easel card and when I saw these little cuties over at
Wink Wink Ink 
(so many cute stamps)
I had to have them. They were just looking at me saying we need a tree to hang from. I used Prima Vines to hand them from. The kids were printed out in 3 copies colored with Copics and layered with pop dots. I put them on clear acetate and now I see why it's so hard to take picture with it everything in the background shows thru. I also added some mini pearls to my vines. My bottom mats were made using Spellbinders.

Now what is the prizes this week?

There is two!
The prize for all Australian and New Zealand is from

and the prize for world wide is from
Wink Wink Ink
3 Stamps (a $15.00 value)

Please head on over to the
and see what the rest of the team has made your going to love it.

Thanks for looking.