December 29, 2010

Anything Go's at Southern Girls

Ready for another challenge from
Who doesn't love an Anything Go's Challenge?
We got to play with one of
Deb's Creations new stamps from The Emerald Faeries Collections
I have Ebony on my card and I just love this image.

I colored up Ebony twice and paper pieced with pop dots. I colored Ebony up with Copics and added Stickles to the wings and to parts of the mushroom top. I added mulberry flowers and pearls. I cut all my mats out with Spellbinders. My sketch I used is from Midnight Madness sketch #82.  I used some ribbon from my stash and my paper is from Sassafras.
For once I actually wrote down the Copic colors I used sorry I use a lot:
Ebony E01, E00, E000, R21, Y02, Y08, Y35, Y17, YG09, G02, G09, G17, YG03, YG05.
For the mushroom I used: N4, V09, V17, V15, V12, E30, E31, E33, E37.
Make sure you enter your card on the Southern Girls Challenge Blog ---HERE---
and make sure you check out all the other Emerald Faeries at Deb's Store.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking.

Patricia's Year In Review at The Beary Scrap

I just have to say that I can't believe that we will be in 2011 in just a few days. This has been such a fun year and I can't wait for the New Year. Some people know that my son was in Iraq all of 2010 and just came home December 1st and I can take a big breath that he is home safe. I know that there are lots of more Soliders over there and I hope they all come home safe. I am looking forward to getting to spend some much needed time with him now that he is home. 
When we first said we were going to pick our favorites from each other I thought how easy! Wrong!! There are so many wonderful projects from all of my DT sisters that this was more harder to pick than I thought. 
First up is me, this card was so much fun to make I just love making all of Kimms Tear Critters. Her patterns make you look like a pro.

I can't even tell you how long this card sat on my desk I just love it.
Susan has quite the flair for Magnolia all of her cards are so cute and she always has lots of layers on her cards. She has made me up my A game many times after seeing her cards. This card is an older card but I love all the layers and the nice spring colors.

Gini's cards have a "Gini" style. Her cards are so cute and if you need any distressing inspiration just look at her cards. I still haven't mastered the distressing but Gini makes them look so easy. Gini is the Distressing Queen.

I just love the blue's in this card and all the layers.
Jamie I think takes the most fun trips. If you just look at all her layouts they do so much as a family, I have even in the past asked her if I could be adopted. 

Now I didn't choose one of Jamie's layouts but this awesome project she made. This is one of those projects you look at and say why didn't I think of that. I just love this!!! When Jamie doesn't make a layout for the week she always has some kind of very creative project.
Elise cards are so pretty. You can tell she puts so much into every card she makes. Now she is no longer with The Beary Scrap and you have to go stalk her blog to see all her pretty cards but I love this clear card she made and I still want to make one.
Elise's cards always have nice clean lines and lots and lots of flowers. I actually have one of her cards and they are so much more prettier in person than what the picture can show.
Now Kimm being the store owner has only gotten to play with us a few times but when she has the time she has some pretty awesome cards.
I love all the layers of this card and the colors are so pretty. I hope now that moving the store to her home she will get to play with us some more in 2011 I would really love to see what other hidden talents she has up her sleeve.
I just have to say that each one of my DT sisters all bring something different to The Beary Scrap and each has there own style. No matter what your style is one of us I'm sure has something you will like. There is lots of fun new challenges in 2011 and I hope you all get to play with us.

Thanks for looking.

December 27, 2010

New to The Beary Scrap Family Monty and Marcy

Look who's new to The Beary Scrap family.
Monty Moose
Marcy Mouse

I have been waiting to get these new critters torn up since I got them I had already made Monty before the holiday and finally got to make Marcy Mouse today. They are so cute.
Do you want to get your own Acrylic Paper Piecing Pattern?
Well head on over to
and get yours now!

December 22, 2010

Pearl or Gems and Flowers with a Big Thank You

Ugh Christmas is almost here and I'm only half way done shopping. I think someone put time into warp speed!! But it's also time to share some appreciation and I want to thank Kimm for accepting me to be on The Beary Scrap Design Team way back when it first started in February. This was the first design team that I had applied to and was accepted. Both a first! I have loved every minute of it and I can say that doing this weekly I have also grown as a crafter. We have an awesome group of ladies and many different styles of crafting and it's been fun getting to know all of them. Kimm is such a sweetie and so much fun, if I'm still up at 1am crafting I know that I can find Kimm up as well on facebook posting silly songs, gotta love the 80's!!

Now that Kimm has moved her store to an online store from home it has set up some new challenges!! Mom's home all the time now and for little ones that's hard to understand so I made this cute little sign for Kimm, now I'm not sure if this has made it to her yet, I'm patiently waiting for a message she got it in the mail before this post go's live or she's going to see it here first.
(Yes just as I hit publish button I got a message from Kimm she got this.) 

This sign is reversible and here is the other side
Thank you Kimm for being such an awesome person and I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.

Now for all the goodies in this:
All of the Tear Bear Patters The Beary Scrap Store sells except for the two newest one's that came out after I made this and the hippo in this was made with a Tear Bear Head, Sidneys Ears and Miko's Mouth.
Mulberry Papper (The best around!).
Pearls from Prima and Queen and Co, Mulberry Flowers and ribbon Flowers from my Stash.
Spellbinders Beaded Circles (Brand New to the Store) and Regular Circles.

Thanks so much for looking. And remember you still have time to enter our Beary Sweet Challenge ---HERE---

Don't forget to find us on Facebook and Like us. You never know when Kimm will have a contest or give-a-way there.


December 18, 2010

Simply Betty's 12 Days of Christmas Day 12

Awww it's our last day of the 12 days of Christmas... it's also the last Challenge of the year! With Christmas knocking on our doors and Santa really coming to town, time for some family time for all of us at SBS! But don't worry... we will from time to time post a card or two here and there! We will be back January 7th with three whammies all rolled into one.. a new Emo Release, a challenge, and a blog hop!

We have lots of fun stuff coming up here at Simply Betty Challenges... lots of new fun challenges, and lots of new images to come in the New Year! From new Emos, to more cutesy streamline images. We aim to please, and hope you will be pleased to hang out with us in the New Year, wow 2011! 

 For our last day we have a fairly simple challenge...

Scary Christmas to all and to all a Fright night! Imagine Santa Clause flying across the sky on Christmas eve, now give it the Betty twist! Alright let's see your best Christmas eve card.. imagine Jack in his coffin sleigh, or Miller in Santa's sleigh flying above the sky ready to deliver toys.. just make it Frightfully Fun! You have until Dec. 19th 11PM PST to join in on the fun!

Now let's see what you can come up with post your card ---HERE---

Thanks for looking.

December 15, 2010

We have a BABY and you can get one for Free

How many people have been asking Kimm for a baby bear???
ME for one and last night she said she was working on a suprize and when I went to sleep I didn't know what she was working on and when I got up this morning I saw we had a baby over night and you can get one for free when you purchase her two new Tear Bear Patterns Marcy Mouse and Monty Moose that are being released today. Now you only have till December 16th at Midnight to get your baby for free and the next time you will see the baby will be early 2011.
Kimm has a Special Bonus Buy and you can get all the details ---HERE--- 

Thanks for looking.

It's all Pearls or Gems at The Beary Scrap

Can you believe how close Christmas is now!! I still have to go shopping and I'm running out of time, but I always seem to have time to color. Our new challenge at
The Beary Scrap is Pearls or Gems.
How easy is that. Now I had to quickly make up another card other than what I had on planing on posting because my project for this week is still hanging on my desk and I haven't been able to get a good picture to post and I don't want to post it here till the person it's meant for gets it first, but be sure to check out next weeks posts because your going to love it, and I hope she does to.
My paper is from Echo Park from the Merry Christmas line. I used a stamp from Sparkle Creations Christmas Tree Ruby that I had won from Suzanne Dean and colored her with Copics on the X-Press it Paper and added Stickles to the Christmas tree. My sketch I used is from Midnight Madness. I cut her out with Spellbinders. I added some pearls from Prima's Say it in Pearls, and Queen and Co Pearls Classy Red. I used Glue Dots to hold my ribbon in place. I have hand stitching around the outside of my card.
Now how easy is our new challenge?? Very easy!
So now lets see what you can make and enter your card ---HERE---

Now today is also the new release on some new members of the Tear Bear family and I can't wait to tear up these cuties.
Are they not the cutest!!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Midnight Madness-MMSC84
Sparkle Creations-SCRSC23 Stitching (real or faux)

Thanks so much for looking.

December 14, 2010

Simply Bettys 12 Days of Christmas Day 10

Now onto the 10th day! On the 10th day of Christmas....   All you have to do is create a project with any SBS images and turn them into Christmas Carolers... or if you would please... SCARE-olers! You have until Dec. 15th at 11PM PST to upload your creations for a chance to win some special Digis! They will not be for sale, they will only be available as prize or a freebie with certain purchases in the future! Check out the

Now lets see you you can come up with and enter your card ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

December 12, 2010

I won on Make It Crafty and Sparkle Creations

Just a quick post to share some good news.
First I won on
Anything But A Card from Make it Crafty with my Reindeer Wall hanging.

Thank you Zoe for choosing me as one of the winners. I won one of the
Make it Crafty 3D Wishing Wells. I can't wait to get this and I can tell you I will be keeping this on my desk making lots of wishes to some day get to do this wonderful hobby as a living.
Check out all the blog challenges on Make It Crafty ---HERE---

My second win was one of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps the new Valentines Stamps
I won Valentine Oliver

Isn't he so cute!! I can't wait to get him and color him up.
Thank you Sparkle Creations for choosing me in you preview release hop.
Check out Sparkle Creations ---HERE---

Thanks for looking.

Simply Betty's 12 Day's of Christmas Day 9

Now it's time to visit with the Ghost of Christmas past... this little guy is a favorite among many! Why it's Zero Jack's little Ghost dog Reindeer! And your prize for today's challenge!

The challenge is... show us your best SBS Ghost of Christmas past creation! Think Scrooged! Just have fun and show us the Ghosts! I can just see School boy Miller with that confused look on his face... wondering "Did I really just see the ghost of Christmas past!" You have until the 13th to ring in those spirits.

Now head on over to
and see what the rest of the team made and enter you card.
Thanks for looking.

December 10, 2010

Simply Betty 12 Day's of Christmas Day 8

Now... many of us wait until the 25th for Santa Clause to come to town... but today SANDY CLAWS is coming instead! Or well he has actually arrived! All you have to do is create your version of Sandy Claws on your projects! You will win two very special digis... these digis are going to be exclusive to the DT, a few winners, and as a free set in the future with your purchase at SBS! So, you won't want to miss this challenge! You do not have to purchase a new SBS image, just get those creative gears turning and create your Sandy Claws project with any SBS image! Good luck you have until Dec. 11th at 11:00PM PST to load your projects below!

Here is the first image the winner will recieve... this image was prepared by our very own Cheri! Woop woop! Thank you Cheri!
Now let's see what you can make and enter your card ---HERE---
on the Simply Betty Challenge Blog

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Midnight Madness-MMSC84
Thanks for looking.

December 8, 2010

Simply Betty's 12 Day's of Christmas Day 7

It's time for day 7 in the
Simply Betty's 12 Day's of Christmas
For this challenge we have a color challenge for you.

So today "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! think of the possibilities! It can be Miller the Snowman, or Here comes Christian Claus, here comes Christian Clause right down Christian Claus lane... well you get the point Emo+Christmas= one awesome project for the chance to win the following prize:

Wintertime Paper Pack! Cause let's face it... no one can have enough paper!

Now lets see what you can do and enter your card on the
Simply Betty Challenge Blog --- HERE

I have entered this into the following challenges.
Midnight Madness-MMSC83

Thanks for looking.

The Beary Scraps Sketch Challenge plus a Die

I have another sample of our Sketch Challenge this week and there is an added challenge for the Designers we have to add a Die. Not so much a challenge for me I aways use Dies I love them.
Susan had such a cute Sketch for us on the new Challenge that I have actually used it for all my Christmas Cards and here is a sample of one of my Christmas cards that I'm sending out.
My background paper is from Echo Park the Merry Christmas line it's so pretty I just love it, and after playing with the Holly Jolly paper from My Minds Eye I didn't think I was going to love another paper line but when I got this in the mail from The Beary Scrap Store I just loved it just as much. I made a peeker Tear Bear with an Acrylic Paper Piecing Pattern and Mulberry Paper. I cut out my Merry Christmas tag with Spellbinders and Inked with Colorbox Ink as well as the one my Tear Bear is on. I added some Stickles to my tag and some snowflake buttons from my stash. I kept my card with clean straight lines so it was mailing friendly. The only this I didn't consider was the weight it's a pretty heavy card so the mail is going to love me for that one ($$). 

Now I wanted to do something different so I made the Tear Bear also a Christmas ornament to be used year after year. 
This is so simple to make. As you notice I added my Stickles after my card was together I thought it needed a little more.

I added some ribbon to the top and glued it in place so it wouldn't move when I put it together.
Now on the back of my ornament I added a 2010 date to remember what year this is from. To attach to my card I only added 3 3M Foam Squares, I used these one's because they are not that sticky so they will be able to just pick them off to hang. I didn't added one the the top because I will be tucking the ribbon underneath.

Now for some of my non-crafty friends I added a little note to the back letting them know that the Tear Bear was an ornament.
It's says: Front of card contains a removable Christmas ornament.

Here is a sneak peek of the inside.
Don't for get to enter our Beary Sweet Sketch Challenge ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

December 1, 2010

It's time to heat things up at Southern Girls Challenges

Are you ready to heat things up for this new challenge at
Our new challenge is to use Heat somewhere on your project.
(Lighter, heat, embossing, candle, etc) You get the hint.

Now are you looking at my card and wondering what I used heat on or can you figure it out.....My flower!!
Ever since I saw a tutorial on Bonnie's (Sassy Scrapper) Blog I have been wanting to make one, check out her tutorial ---HERE---
While your there sign up for her Christmas Theme Blog Candy
Bonnie makes some of the most prettiest flowers. I have been a big admirer of hers for some time now. Yes a stalker!!! I'm so excited to say I will finally get to meet her in April we are both taking a Copic class from Susan Dean and I can't wait. Bonnie is on another Design Team with me and she will be the first person from a Design Team I will get to meet.
Our sponsors for this challenge is Karen Doodles and Scrappin Patch.
Karen Doodles has some of the cuttest digis to color. Check out all the digi's at her store ---HERE---
I used Carolers and colored them with Copics and added Stickles to them. My background paper is from DCWV The Christmas Combo Stack. My mats I cut out with Spellbinders and my layout I used is from Midnight Madness. I also added Flower Soft (my new go to favorite item to use) and added stickles. I added a lace dollie.
Now lets see how you can heat things up and enter our challenge ---HERE---

I have entered this into the following challenges:
Midnight Madness-MMSC82
Stamping for the Weekend-Winter
Thanks for looking.

Deck the Halls with a New Sketch Challenge at The Beary Scrap

It's December 1st and you know what that means it's a new challenge. We have another very pretty sketch that our own Susan made and it's awesome.

My card receipe:
Papers by- Echo Park Paper from Everybody Loves Christmas
Miscellanous buttons
Deck the Halls Sticker from K and Company.
Here is the sketch for the new challenge. Enter your card for the new challenge---HERE---

Thanks for looking.