February 28, 2011

Precious Piecings Alter It Challenge

Have you seen the really cute
Well Lisa has started up a challenge blog and the first challenge is
Alter It
Im so glad to see Lisa starting up a challenge blog I have been collecting Lisa's patterns for a couple of years and have over 300 of her awesome patterns at the moment and growing. I was so floored the the other day when Lisa asked me to join the team. I felt really honored to be asked I couldn't say no after being a fan of her's for so long. I had just left another team because of accepting a part time job but there was no way I could pass this up, I guess sleep is over rated anyway.
 Paper piecing is how I started all this crazy crafting madness.
When Anna from More Paper Than Shoes was having another Ustream class Saturday night I had knew that her daisys she was teaching that night would be prefect for this basket. Anna was using a hat for the class and after searching 6 stores NOT to find a hat I found this really cute basket and I'm really glad now I didn't find the hat because this came out so much better than what the hat would have been for my
 #472 Sunflower Fairy.
My #472 Sunflower Fairy was made with card stock and all the edges were Inked with Colorbox Ink. My eyes I used are from
 The Beary Scrap's Beary Sweet Printables. I also used Stickles on her skirt and wings. I also added some Kaiser Craft Pearls and some Butterflies from Flora Doodles. My daisys are punched from Marvy Punches and Inked with Distressed Ink Vintage Photo. Some of my leaves are a die from Sizzix Branch w/leaves. I also added some floral pics I got from Michaels.
Now Lisa has been selling her patterns for years and I know some of you have got to have a few in your collections.
So lets see what you can make and enter it ---HERE--- on the new Paper Piecings Challenge Blog and become a follower while your there.  
We also have a facebook fan page and please go there and "Like" us.

Im entering this into the following challenges:
All Sorts-Make Your Own Flowers
Crazy 4 challenges-C4C76 Flowers
CES Challenges-#25 Flowers and Flutterbys
Fussy and Fancy-Paper Piecing
Stop Craft Challenge - #120 Spring Flowers
Lexi's Creations -  #34 Flowers
Thanks so much for looking.

February 26, 2011

Precious Piecings Tag Your It Facebook Challenge

Here is my cute little
Tag Your It
I used the very cute #763 Honey Bee just released today in the Precious Piecing store ---HERE---
 As soon as I saw this little Cutie I had to make a tag for the challenge.
All my mats were cut out with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilites Lables Four.  My little Bee was Inked with Colorbox Ink and I added Stickles to all the mats. My egg basket and little eggs are from Jolees and the large egg brad is from Oriental Trading. The ribbon and butterfly are from my stash. My paper is card stock and Bobunny Double Dot Paper. Lisa has lost of patterns in her store and some just for $.50. go grab one and enter your card on her
Facebook fan page ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

February 25, 2011

Simply Bettys It's All About Christian And A Goodbye

It's All About Christian

The Simply Betty Challenges will run every other week from now on. They will have so much in store for you, week of challenges and one week of sneak peaks, tutorials, and other fun stuff.

Also, something new the girls are going to be keeping a close watch on SBS images and badges on your blogs and side bars. Anyone that has our blinkie on their side bar will be chosen randomly once a month for one of two reasons... a random thank you for being a loyal SBS friend you have just won yourself two digi freebies of your choice, or post a random card with any SBS image for any reason and you may be picked for reason #2 Guest Designer for a month! Whoohoo! You get to be part of there crazy, fun, and join the sweet gals I have on the team! So grab that blinkie and wear it proud on your side bar!

So this weeks challenge is... create a card, a page, anything using any Emo Christian image... Christmas, Everyday, Halloweenie, anything Christian! Pretty simple!

Now here is a suh-weet Prize Betty is putting up for this... One lucky winner, will be chosen to help the girls release Betty's next line! You will be the very first (aside from Betty and the DT of course) to see the new line and choose two digis from that line to help us debut them on March 15th! It is an "Egg"-citing one! ( I have already seen a sneak peek and I have to say they are my favorites) You won't be disappointed! So pull out those Christians and get to creating!

Good luck, have fun and please make sure link your creation by March 3rd at 10pm PST.

Now here is my card.
I colored the Valentine Christian with Copics and if you don't have a Christian you can pick one up at Simply Betty Stamps ---HERE---

Now enter your All About Christian card ---HERE---

Now for the goodbyes. I am stepping down from Simply Betty and I have loved my time there and made some awesome friends that thanks to Facebook I can stay in touch with still. Im going to miss these girls and the millon daily emails making my cell phone vibrate on my desk at work. You can always tell something big is going on when the chatting starts up. No joke I can get 100 emails just at lunch time, the girls can chat. Me to thats for sure.
I will miss you girls but will be stalking you all in blog land.
Big hugs to all of you.
Thanks for looking.

February 23, 2011

Chase the Winter Blues Away With Flowers

I can tell you that I have the Winter Blues especially after getting more snow Sunday night into Monday luckly we only got about 2", but every day is one day closer to Spring and I can't wait. What do you get with spring? Flowers!!
I just love flowers and now that I have learned to make these flowers by the awesome and tallented Anna from More Paper Than Shoe's in her Ustream Classes it's chasing the Winter Blues away.
When I made my first flower with her a couple of Saturday night's ago I knew I needed to come up with a really cool project to show them off and I came up with this 8x8 shadow box.

Here is my picture with out the box.
Have you had a chance to use some of the German Glass Glitter? I really wish the pictures showed just how pretty this is but that's part of the Winter Blues is lack of sun. But I took some plain white hat pins and dipped them in some of the Craft Tac Glue from Meyers the makers for the German Glass Glitter and rolled then in the Glitter and made them really sparkley. Watch out I don't think anything will be safe now it's all getting Glittered.

I added lots of pretty Pearls to my Sizzix Branch with Leaves Die and to my Butterfly Punch from Martha Stewart.

These flowers are just so pretty and a big thanks again to Anna for being a great teacher. You must go stalk her on her BLOG and see all her awesome flowers. My big flower is made with paper from Graphic 45 from there Springtime Collection as well as all my background paper. My flowers were made with the Tattered Florals Die from Tim Holtz and all the flowers and my mat were Inked with Colorbox Ink.

Who else do you see stuck in the flowers is a Tear Bear made with an Acrylic Paper Piecing Pattern and made with some of the Super Thick White Mulberry Paper. My pretty little corner flourishes are from Recollections. One of my background mats are cut out with one of the new Grand Nestabilities, Grand Labels One from Spellbinders.

Now you only have about a week to enter our Winter Blues Challenge so lets see what you can make and enter your card ---HERE---

Don't forget about our
Guest DT Call

You still have time to enter and get all the details on our store blog ---HERE---

Make sure you go like us on Facebook

we have lots of fun over there with sneak peeks, fun contests and giveaways and don't forget us Beary Scrap Girls me and Kimm are there all the time bouncing around and the other girls like to pop over there to.

Thanks so much for looking.

February 16, 2011

Feeling Blue at The Beary Scrap

Our new challenge at
The Beary Scrap is the
Winter Blues
You can use this any way you want use it as a winter theme card or a blue card or how the Winter Blue's make you feel. I choose to go with the color blue.

This was a custom order card for Valentines Day and I love how this came out. The background paper is from My Mind's Eye from the Fine and Dandy Paper Collection. I cut my paper out with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilties Labels 1 and inked with Colorbox Ink. My bear head and hands are a Beary Sweet Acrylic Pattern and made with  Ginger Brown Mulberry Paper. My bears outfits are patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven. When the order for this was place it was request that I use a Civil War Bear kneeling and I ask Tricia if she could make a pattern for me like that and with in a few hours she made this one for me. I love it. I added Pearls and Stickles to the outfits. I also added a mulberry flower and dollies from my stash.

Lets see what the Winter Blues help you create and enter your card ---HERE---

Don't forget you can be a Guest Designer for us and get all the details on our store blog ---HERE---

Are you on Facebook we are and have lots of fun and give-aways there so why don't you go like us.

Thanks for looking.

February 12, 2011

Just a little something to share and some help please

We all know what it is like to run out of our favorite glue...UGH call 911 for help!!! I have been working on the lasts of my favorite glue Fabri-Tac for a few days now and needed some. My local store was out so I had to take a ROAD TRIP last night. I havent hit the big craft stores since early December because of all this snow and had some Christmas gift cards that really wanted to be spent. So while I was out shoping I found these really cute mini heart shaped note books and though that a Tear Bear head would be perfect on them.
Isn't this the cuttest. You can get your Tear Bear Patterns from The Beary Scrap Store ---HERE---
Don't forget you still have lots of time to enter your chance to become a
Guest Designer for The Beary Scrap
get all the details ---HERE---we are looking for 4 guests and know what so far there are only 4 people who entered so you have a pretty good chance so far. Don't think your not good enough because The Beary Scrap was my very first Design Team.
Now for the help part..
If your not already a fan of mine and The Beary Scraps on Facebook head on over there and "LIKE" us. We have all kinds of fun over there and just last night Kimm gave away a collection from Echo Park just for answering a quesion and we will be having more contests and fun over there so head on over there and like us.
Click ---HERE--- for The Beary Scraps Fan Page

If I can hit 100 on my page I will do a give-away for a pre-made Tear Critter.
Click ---HERE--- for Pattys Crafty Spot Facebook Fan Page

Thanks so much for looking.

February 11, 2011

Simply Betty's White Out Challenge

How many of you have been dealing with Snow? Well that's our inspiration for this weeks
White Out
Now your whole card is to be in a white theme except for you Simply Betty Image.
I colored my Betty with Copics and added lots of white that I had in my stash. I didn't realize how much white I had till I went digging thru my goodies.
Now lets see what you can do, enter your card on the
Thanks for looking.

February 9, 2011

Southern Girls Challenges Color Challenge

Ready for another challenge from
This challenge is a color challenge Blue and Brown

This very cute Gruffy Little Gnome from Mel Jen's Designs and you can get him and lots of other cute digis from Whimsy Stamps. I colored him with Copics and cute him out on a mat cut with Spellbinders and I inked the edges with Distressed Ink-Vintage Photo. I added some Jolee's Boutique Leaf Flourishes. My sketch layout is the currant challenge from Midnight Madness. I also used Martha Stewarts Drippy Goo Punch and my patterned paper is from Graphic 45
Enter your card ---HERE--- on the Southern Girls Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the team made. Your going to love them.

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

The Beary Scrap's Sketch Challenge and GDT Reminder

With all this snow we have been having my crafting time is real limited but I always find time to get my design team projects done and this week we continue with our Sketch Challenge plus the design team has to add fabric to our projects. Now I know what I wanted to do but it was just how, now don't ask me how I did this because it took me over and hour just to make my fabric dress for my Tear Bear but I really like how it came out. I used Graphic 45 for my background paper.
I used an Acrylic Tear Bear Pattern and Mulberry Paper to make my bear and Inked the edges with Colorbox Ink. Added some Pearls and Mulberry Flowers. I also used some miscellaneous buttons and lace from my stash.
I added some Stickles to her dress.
Here is a reminder of our Sketch Challenge. You can enter ---HERE---
Don't forget you have till March 5th to enter to be one of 4 Guest Designers for The Beary Scrap. All you have to do is follow this Sketch below and enter it on our Store Blog ---HERE---

Thanks so much for looking.

February 8, 2011

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!! Rio

HaPpY BiRtHdAy
I hope you enjoy your day.

Enjoy this little scrapbook to hold you 13th Birthday memories.

This is what the inside looks like. I left the pages blank so Rio can fill them in with whatever she likes, photos, notes, doodles, or any other special birthday memories.

Here are the details from the orginal post to show you how sweet Rio is:
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.

So Betty's special request was to make Rio a birthday card with this image, Rio I hope you enjoy your birthday you deserve it!! 

If you want to see all the other cards that the Simply Betty Design Team made for her you can check them out on the challenge blog ---HERE---
Thanks for looking.

Also on a personal note just as I share my birthday with my mom in December my wonderful husband and his mom also share a birthday so I would like to wish them both a very Happy Birthday today.

February 4, 2011

Simply Bettys Birthday Color Challenge

It's Friday and it's time for a new challenge from
Our challenge this week is to make a Birthday Valentine Card in the colors Black, Pink and Teal.

I used the very cute Betty and colored her with Copics, I cut her out with Spellbinders and well as my hearts. I also used some awesome skull embellishments from Gloria and if you like them you can get some of these ---HERE---.
My paper is from Echo Park the Be Mine Collection. My Happy Birthday is a die from Sizzix.
Now lets see what you can make and enter your card on the
Thanks for looking.

February 2, 2011

The Beary Scraps Guest Designer Call

Have you wanted to become a Guest Designer for
The Beary Scrap?
Well nows your chance were are having a call for Guest Designers.
Get all the details on our
 but here is a peek at the Sketch you have to use for your entry.

I hope to see you enter.
Thanks for looking.

The Beary Scrap's New Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new Sketch Challenge at
Now what to crafters do when they hook up on facebook? Get silly!
I had posted on my personal facebook page I was making a card for this post and asked what Beary Scrap Critter they wanted to see on my card? Well I was challenged to a Groundhog. Well at the moment there is not a Groundhog in the store yet so I looked for a clip are picture and used some of the pieces from Sidney the Skunk, Tear Bear, and Monty the Moose to make him out of Mulberry Paper.
My paper is from Graphic 45 and I just love this paper. I Inked all my edges with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo I cut my litte tag out with Spellbinders and also Inked with Distress Ink

Here is our Sketch to follow:

Now when I was challenged little did I know that Kimm was also taking on the challenge and if you want to see how Kimm's came out head on over to
 The Beary Scrap's Facebook Fan Page
to see. Your going to want to be a fan to because we have lots of fun coming that way.

Do you want to be a Guest Beary Scrap Designer?
Watch The Beary Scrap Blog for details coming soon.
Thanks for looking.

February 1, 2011

CLP New February Challenge

It's the first of the month and it's time for a new challenge from
Now I got this card done in the nick of time. If anyone is in the Connecticut area you all know what I have been doing for days. We have had a record setting amount of snow, for January we ended up with 56.9" of snow YES that's just this month. We average 47" for the whole season. I have snow piles in my yard taller than me. We have spent the whole weekend getting all this snow off my roof, there has been a lot of roofs collapsing in our state and I wanted to make sure my roof was safe and after calling all over I finally found a roof rake Saturday morning and the fun began, NOT! But I quickly got my card done for our new challenge and I have to say for not crafting in 4 days I had plenty of mojo to make my card.

I used the very cute Magnolia Indian Tilda and colored her with Copics. All my papers are from Graphic 45. I used some pretty pink ribbon that was a very kind gift from Chelsea. I cut my mat out with Spellbinders and all my papers have been Inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I added some Crystal Stickles to the outside of my mat. I add some pretty Mulberry Flowers and two hat pins.

Look a first for me I actually for once remembered to save my colors and take a picture. All these Copics were used on my Magnolia Indian Tilda.

Now here is the beautiful sketch you have to follow.

Now lets see what you can do following our sketch and enter you card ---HERE---

Here is a peek at all my snow:
This picture show you just how high it is next to my van and all the piles are this way.

You can barely see over the piles to see my van.

You can see it is as high as my deck railings.

This is on the back side over my deck on my garage just to show you how deep the snow was on my house. This is why we had to get all this snow down before the roof gave way. Mother Nature is not done with us yet we are going to be getting another huge snow storm starting Tuesday morning and not stoping till late Wednesday.

Thanks for looking.