January 28, 2011

Simply Betty's Bling It On Challenge

Well this week we have a very special challenge for you as it's for a very special girl. Back during our 12 days of Christmas we had a special prize, which was to be a Custom digi image drawn by our very own Betty. A special young crafter named Emmy won! Her digi is now ready, and the DT have all used her image this week for our Bling It On Challenge. So this week, since Emmy LOVES Glitter (and lets be honest, who doesnt?? ) we're challenging you to:
Bling It On

I made a shaker card, I haven't made these in a while and it was fun. They take a little bit of time and I had some extra so I figured why not.

You can kinda see the glitter and hearts in the shaker card, I tryed to get the best pictures I could. I have flowers also on the inside and outside. I colored up Emmy's digi with Copics and added Stickles to her wings. I have lots of purple florishes all over and some cloth butterflies.

I personalized the bottom so Emmy will have a cute little keepsake of her big win. I hope you enjoy this card Emmy it's on it's way to you.
Now for you chance to win this limited digi make a card with any Simply Betty digi and enter it ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

January 26, 2011

More Love from The Beary Scrap

Have you had a chance to play in our Beary Sweet Challenge? We have had a lot of really nice entries and would love more. Our challenge is
Friendship or Love
and for the Design Team we added a Heart.
When Kimm got this new Graphic 45 paper in the store it looked very pretty on the computer but in person it's ever more pretty. I can see so much that can be done with this paper so you better not wait and go buy some before I get back online to the store and buy it up, lol.

My cute little bride digi is from Lisa of Precious Piecings and she has it free at the moment but if you like it don't wait cause it won't be free for long. You can get her ---HERE--- . I printed her on X-Press It Paper thats currently sold out at the store but watch for it soon to be back in stock and colored her with Copics and added Stickles to her flowers. My hearts were cut out with Spellbinders and all my paper is from Graphic 45. I hand stitched around the edges and added some pearls. I added some miscellaneous ribbon from my stash and a Mulberry Flower.
Now you only have a few days left to enter our Beary Sweet Challenge and you can enter you card ---HERE---.

Now if you haven't peeked at the store for a bit Kimm now has the German Glitter Glass from Meyers that has been all over blog land and she has it ready to ship. Check it out I have just got mine from Kimm and watch for this very pretty glitter to be on some of my up and coming projects.

Thanks for looking.

January 24, 2011

I was published in Through The Craft Room Door

I finally can blog post about this. Due to the terms of being published in Through the Craft Room Door I can't post this for two months but my time is up and I can now show off what I had in the magazine.

This was published in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue. I made this with Grunge Paper and two of the flowers are from Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Die. The top orange flower was made from my own pattern. The orange flower was inked with Distressed Inks and Stickles and the other two were inked with Colorbox Ink. All there flowers were stamped with designs. I added some miscellaneous  floral pics and a gem brad. I sanded my picture frame and added some Glimmer Mist to give it a shimmmer. If you want a copy of my pattern for the top flower you can get it from my orginal blog post ---HERE---.
Thanks for looking.

January 21, 2011

How Awesome is Tricia of Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

Do you have an idea for something but just not sure how to do it? Well I needed a Civil War Bear for a card and I asked Tricia if she could help me and look what she came up with. Can you believe I only asked her last night, Woozers she's good!!
He's perfect!!
Do you want to see what else Tricia has in her
Little Scraps of Heaven Store
Check out all the other awesome patterns she has ---HERE---
Huge Thanks Tricia, I know what I'm doing over the weekend when he's in the store for sale.
Thanks for looking.

Simply Betty's New Sketch Challenge

Who loves a sketch challenge?
Well we have another awesome sketch made by our own Cheri and your going to like this one.
When you add a very cute Betty Valentine Emo it's a win, win.
I colored Betty up with Copics and my paper is some paper from Prima that I have been wanting to use for a while now and this sketch was perfect to play with it. You can get Betty and all the other awesome digi's in the store ---HERE---
This is our sketch you have to follow:

Isn't this a fun sketch now let's see what you can come up with and enter your card with your Simply Betty digi ---HERE--- even tho we love to see all your cards only those with a SBS image is eligible for a prize.
Thanks for looking.

January 20, 2011

A 13 Year Old's Special Birthday Wish

Betty must have one of the sweetest 13 year old daughters.


This post is in Betty's own words from her blog:

Money, a trip, a party, or an overnight stay at Disneyland.... Rio came to me and said, "Mom, is it really really my choice what I get for my birthday?" I told her of course! So she says, "Ok, this year mom, I want money, but can I do anything at all with it? I mean anything I want mom?" Again, I said of course. "Okay, I want my birthday money to be donated to the children of St. Jude's hospital so they can have a special day, or whatever the money is needed for. I don't want to have money to just blow when I can help other kids that can't get out of bed, or go outside. That's what I want for my birthday!"

Of course I was already choking on my tears before she finished her sentence! What a marvelous request, selfless and special! I had a special image made for her 13th birthday, and I have not told her about it, or shown it to her. I am asking for a very special request myself in honor of my daughter's selflessness.

The image is now available for $3.00 HERE, I am asking you all to purchase this special stamp and help me bring my daughter special birthday wishes by mailing off a card you make with the image to her... but wait that's not all... all I ask is for the special card to be mailed because the $3.00 made from every purchase will be donated to St. Jude's again in Rio's honor. I am planning on taking her after her birthday to the hospital with the money we raise from this image and her birthday money as requested and giving it all to the hospital!
Her birthday is Feb. 8th, if you all could find it in your hearts to give my little girl that special card my mailing it to her I know it would make her day so special... she is always so grateful of the little things and my hope is to fill that mailbox of ours to the brim with Birthday cards! I plan to gather all cards mailed to her from now until the 8th, and secretly putting them all in the mailbox along with her very favorite chocolates: York Peppermint Patties and Peanut Butter cups! That evening after her birthday dinner I am going to ask her to walk down the street with me to the cluster boxes and have her open the mailbox (I am going to pretend I have not checked the mail all day of course) then BAM! they all pop out at her! Whoohooo! She will be thrilled once she realizes what exactly all those letters are.

So, would you all be willing to help Rio raise a little money for the kids and send off a card? If so here is our mailing address:

Rio c/o Betty Roberts
PO Box 132314
Big Bear CA 92315

 and you can purchase the image at under Rio the Birthday Girl digi! She is the first of six new Emos soon to come!

Here is the image: what do you think of it? Pretty cute huh? She's the special birthday diva turing 13!! I will run this image for $3.00 until the 8th of Feb. after that she will be gone for good. So please be aware that she will be a very limited edition digi! She may later make a debut in rubber but I am not making any promises, I will try my best if there is enough interest in her to be made into Rubber. Thank you all for your support! And please please please spread the word about this special fund raiser. Thank you all again!

Thanks for looking and helping Rio with her special Birthday Wish.

January 19, 2011

Love Bears by Patricia

Friendship or Love?
Well my cute little bears choose Love this week.
I haven't made a layout in a while and I figured it was about time.
My center mat will hold a 5x7 photo.

Bears, Bears and more Bears, these cute bears were made with Acrylic Paper Piecing Patterns from The Beary Scrap Store and the Baby Beary that was given as a special on the last new release. Watch for the Baby Beary coming soon to the shop. They were made with Mulberry Paper and the edges of the Bears were highlighted with Colorbox Ink. I cut out the cute little hearts they are holding with Spellbinders and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist. My very pretty paper is from Echo Park the Be Mine Line. I also punched out my boarder lace with a Martha Stewart Lace Punch. I have Say It In Pearls by Prima and  I added some Berry Red Pearls from Queen and Co.  My rose flower at the top is also from Prima. I used lots of buttons from my stash and some heart shaped hat pins.

Make sure you enter our challenge at the Beary Sweet Challenge
Add your card ---HERE---
Thanks so much for looking.

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January 15, 2011

Simply Betty's Lil' Tots Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!!! We're here with another NEW Release from Simply Betty!! These adorable little guys are from our Betty herself and we're calling them the
Lil' Tots
Meet Ben, Suzi, Tyler, Jude, Lulu, and Tiff
Here is Suzi for you to look at:

Purdy sweet huh?!?! Now, we're having a hop to showcase them all! And what's a hop without some prizes huh?? So we will have 3 winners from this hop. One will be chosen from the comments left here, and the other 2 will be randomly selected from comments on the DT girls blogs, so make sure you visit each one for more chances to win!
So please start off with Meridith and continue along the DT blogs, then return to the Simply Betty Challenge Blog and leave us a note with what you thought. The hop order is also below here for you in case ya get lost!


Susan (Our GDT)
Patricia---Your here now
Catherine-- NEXT STOP
Simply Betty Challenges (End)
Thanks for looking.

January 12, 2011

Storm Benedict 1/2011

Sorry about a 4th post today but I just wanted to share with you all the snow we have got and still more coming down. We have to be at 20"+ at the moment.

This is just some pictures I have lots more on my facebook fan page. Click on the link on the upper left side bar.
Thanks for looking, Im heading back out to shovel and take some more pics.

A little Love for our new challenge at Southern Girls Challenges

It's all about love at
This week and we have two awesome sponsors for you and first up is
I used the very cute Lily Love Bug for my card. She was colored with Copics and I added some Stickles to her. I added some stickers from my stash of last year's valentines stickers. My papers are from Bo Bunny and I used the new sketch from Midnight Madness.

Our next sponsor is
Now I have had lots of time to play with these awsome stamps from
Tickled Pink because I used to be one of Kellies Lil Lolita's Girls on the DT and these new Lad's are so much fun to color and give the girls some boys to hang with, lol.  I colored Luca up with Copics and added Stickles to the mat I cut out with Spellbinders. I used part of the sketch from The Beary Scrap for this weeks challenge. I just placed my ribbon the longer way instead.
Now it's your turn head on over to the
Southern Girls Challenges and enter you Valentine Theme card, enter it ---HERE---

I am entering my 1st card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking.

The Stamping Bazaar Guest Spot

I was so happy when I found out that I had a guest spot on
The Stamping Bazaar

I choose Bikkies Snowman for the image to color up. Even tho the holidays are over January is a month of snow and cold weather for me. A great time to sit in my nice warm craft room and color away. I colored Bikkie up with Copics and added Stickles to the snowman. I used some Red Bird buttons.
You can get your own Bikkie and many other very cute images by Marina in her store ---HERE---.
Make sure you check out there blog challenges
Thanks for looking.

The Beary Scrap Sketch Challenge Plus Something New

Have you gotten a chance to play in
Well here is another look at our challenge and just for us design teams girls added a little twist to our cards. We had to add something new to our sketches. I add this new very cute paper piecing pattern by Little Scraps of Heaven. Tricia's pattern also make perfect clothes for
The Beary Scraps Tear Bear Patterns.
Now this cute little bear is surrounded by paper from Echo Park from the Be Mine Paper Line and it's so pretty. For the edges of my bear I used White Colorbox Chalk. I highlighted him with a White Gelly Roll Pen. I used some miscellaneous ribbon and stickers from my stash. I added some Pearls the the sides. Now you still have time so lets see what you can do with our sketch.
Enter your card ---HERE---

Thanks for looking.

January 7, 2011

Simply Betty Challenge and Hop

You should have come here from my little gum chewing sticky friend Nicole!!
If not go to the start at Simply Betty Challenges.

Well here we are a New Year and a whole new set of Challenges! Today we are having one big shindig! We are combining our first Challenge for 2011, and a blog hop for a chance to win 2 Valentine Emos! Whoop whoop!

All the Valentine Emos are now available in the store in digi form, the Pre-orders for rubber is also now available just remember that they will start shipping Feb. 1st.

Hop along leave all the DT gals some lovin' and you will get a chance to win 2 Digi Valentine Emo's of your choice! WHoop whooop!

What's the challenge? The challenge is Two is Better than One... use two images to create a love card, or it could be a Besties card the possibilities are endless with two images!

Upload your creation to the inlinkz on the Simply Betty Challenge Blog by Monday at 10pm PST one lucky person will be the winner of 2 Digi Valentine Emos!

With all that said let's get to hoppin' and uploading your creations! Hop winner will be announced tomorrow January 8th at 12noon. Challenge winner will be announced next week with the new challenge as usual. If you purchase the digis before a winner is announced and you happen to be the winner you will be refunded for the two Valentine digis!
Now here is the hop list: just go to each DT member's blog and they will direct you where to hop next!
Angela S
Lady B
Nicole -- You Should have come from here.
Patricia --ME
Susan-Guest DT next Stop
I have set up my fan page for my blog on
for posting blog information and when I list specials on Ebay and Etsy
Go Like me I would love some stalkers over there.
I'm always on and you can chat with me there to. If your not already a follower of me here I would love that to. Leave me a comment and I will go stalk you to.
Thanks for looking.

January 6, 2011

Simply Betty Valentine Emos Day 6 Final

Well we made it to the final day of previews and say hello to Miller.

Did you like all the previews? I can't decide which one is my favorite I love them all. Head on over to
Simply Betty Challenge Blog
and see what the other girls did.
Remember tomorrow we kick off 2011 with a new challenge and a hop.
Thanks for looking.

January 5, 2011

Simply Betty Valentine Emos Day 5

Were up to day 5 and it's time to meet London.
Have you just loved all the new Valentine Emos? Your going to love her.

Now head on over to the
to see what the other girls did with London.
Thanks for looking.

The Bear Scrap Sketch Week

Ready for a new sketch challenge from
The Beary Scrap?
How many people are ready for a new holiday to play with
As much as I loved making Christmas cards I had my fill of red and green. Now its time to play with some pink and black for Valentines Day and Echo Park has some very pretty papers. Kimm has lots of new Echo Park paper in the Store and today I used some of it for my sketch card.
Do you not LOVE the Tear Bears!! I made my adult Tear Bear sitting and if you got in on the last release special and got yourself one of the Baby Bear Tear Bear Acrylic Patterns don't worry they will be released in the Store soon. I made my nice fluffy Tear Bears with Mulberry Paper. I added ColorBox Ink to my bears to outline them and to my small heart. I added some ribbon from my stock and cut out my hearts with Spellbinder Dies.
Here is the sketch you have to follow.
Now lets see what you can do.
Enter your card ---HERE---
Are you a fan yet on Facebook if not head on over there and "Like" us.
Kimm just gave out two gift certificates to two lucky fans. Could you be next?

Thanks for looking.

January 4, 2011

Simply Betty Valentine Emos Day 4

Ready for another preview of
Simply Betty's Valentine Emos?
These are just so cute and today meet Lola

She's another cuttie!! I colored her up with Copics. Check out what the other girls did on the
Thanks for looking.

January 3, 2011

Different poses for your Beary Scrap Tear Bear Patterns

Do you have some of
Acrylic Tear Bear Patterns.
Here are some idea's for poses and if you were lucky enough to get the free baby bear on the last special, maybe these will help inspire you to play around with your patterns. Now if you didn't get the baby bear with the special you will be able to purchase the baby real soon.

Here is the backside of how I hold the 3 bears together with scraps of mulberry paper that would normally be thrown out. Seeing how most of the bears are shown and not much overlaping it doesnt leave much room for glue.

Now if you don't already have some patterns head on over to
and get some, you will really love making these.
All these are currantly listed on Ebay for sale and soon to be on Etsy once I get them made. Links to my stores are on my side bar.
Thanks for looking.

Simply Betty Valentine Emos Day 3

It's the boys turn today. You have seen two of the girls so far lets give you a peek at one of the boys.

Don't you just love the look on Christian's face!
I colored him up with Copics and cut my mats out with Spellbinders and added Stickles. I also used the new sketch challenge from The Beary Scrap.
Head on over to the
Simply Betty Challenge Blog
to see what the rest of the team did with Christian.
Thanks for looking.

January 2, 2011

Simply Betty Valentine Emos Day 2

Didn't you just love the new Betty Valentine Emo from Simply Betty Stamps?
 Well now lets show you Rio.

Isn't Rio just another cute stamp. If your liking what your seeing so far just wait we still have more peviews coming up.
I colored Rio with Copics and added her to my mats cute out with Spellbinders. I used an older sketch from Midnight Madness #78.
Now you want to check out what the rest of the team came up with head on over to the Simply Betty Challenge blog ---HERE--- and see what the girls did.
Thanks for looking.