Witchy Boo Betty

I had the fortune to go shopping with my sister – she was running an errand to complete here costume, and I, was just along for the ride knowing that she’d be hitting a craft store!  It was great fun and while I was there, I found so many things that weren’t on my list – imagine that?!  One of those was these black and white lollipop straws sitting next to the Sixlets candy and that’s when the light bulb went off – they’d be a perfect in making lollipop sticks!  And lucky for me, I already had shaker tops to use.  😀

The image I used on this is Witchy Boo Betty from Simply Betty Stamps and I’m entering it into the 12 Day of Halloween challenge.  The challenge is to make something with a shape (the lollipop) but I had to make a card holder to go along with it.  😀

I ended up making three, for my three munchkins! 
All three of them use images from Simply B Stamps.  This one below is 

The last one I made merged two images together from the Jude and His Shenanigan Crew theme:

 Last but not least, is a lollipop holder that my daughter made for her cousin.  We put this one in the mail and had to add extra postage for the sucker!  LOL   
This image from The Greeting Farm and is Wild Sprouts Dressy.
Thanks for coming by and hope you have a great Halloween day!

Little Witch Ariel

Shuckie-darn!  😦   I’ve totally missed out on all the fun action over at SBS Challenge where Betty likes to have a 12 Days of Halloween challenge every year.  It’s such a fun way to get into the festivities.  But I’ve managed to catch the tail end and I’ll be able to finish out the month with a few days at least.  😀

For my project I’ve used Little Witch Ariel which is a Simply B Stamp image and part of the Jude and His Shenanigan Crew Halloween theme.  Then for the card, I used some chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty and created the Halloween scene.  The house was backed by yellow paper to light it up.  😀

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge(s):
Simply Challenged Challenges – Who’s that Ghoul
12 Days of Halloween

Graffiti MiC

We’re having a fab time with all the urban style image released between Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps and today we’re updating ya’ll with even more fab inspiration!  Plus Little Miss Muffet Stamps has released ten more images to the collection that you’ll want, fo’sure!

Click HERE to get to the action over on the GraffitParty blog!

For my card I’ve used the Graffiti MiC from Little Miss Muffet Stamps then combined it with Urban Nico and the Urban Elements from Make it Crafty to create this scene.  I went with a monochromatic theme again ad a little splash of colors – but I’ve honestly colored several full colored images in between – it’s just that this is all you’re “seeing” here on the blog lately.  LOL  But I love the look and it draw attention to both areas equally, I think.

One thing I tried to do with this is create a hole in the wall and use the wood fence element to make it look like it was boarded up.  Then I could color the circles on the end of the board slats as nails but I’m not sure that they look any more like nails that before!  LOL  Next time, I’ll have to go heavy on the highlights and really give them a shine.

Click HERE to get to the action over on the GraffitParty blog!
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Betty Dorm Mouse Tea Party

Today is the third and final day of the combined release with Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffet Stamps and we have lots more inspiration and games for today!  If you’re just joining in on the celebration be sure to check out the details at the LMMS Blog or SBS Blog which is also where the two games will be hosted today – Guess Who (at SBS) and a Scavenger Hunt (at LMMS).  My project is in the Scavenger Hunt and I was in charge of all the clues too.  😀 

(Create your own at http://www.festisite.com/)

I thought about a Rubus, like the example about, but I took the easy route and gave you picture clues!  You can start the game HERE with instructions on how to leave your Scavenger Hunt answers on the LMMS Blog and you have until Wednesday, April 10th to participate.

As you already know, this release as many images!  So for this card, I used elements from the following combination packs to create this scene.

There are so many combinations with the Tea Party elements and I love what I’ve seen from the DT and Guests.  They’ve done a fantastic job and very creative too!  I experiments with stacking the tea cups in several different configurations and yesterday I saw one with the saucer plates that was adorable – wish I had throught of that one!  LOL  However, this is what I was able to come up with and even merged one of the Skull and Crossbones onto a cup for that Simply Betty twisted touch.  😀

If you read my tip from yesterday, you’ll also notice the shadows on this project too.  The ones cast by the sugar cubes is from the Copic BV20 marker so that will give you an idea of how light the color is so it won’t be so scary to use.  It’s easy to blend out if you don’t like it too.  ;D  Then the darker shadows are from BV23.

Thanks for coming by today and we hope you’ve enjoyed all the inspiration this week!  You can find all the new images in the What’s New section at Little Miss Muffet Stamps or in the New Items at Simply B Stamps.  These Tea Party elements are priced just right and the combo packs are even offered at 75 to 85% off!  So pick them up while you can then show us what you create in the “Anything Goes” challenge at LMMS.  😀   Cheers!

Betty in Wonderland Tea Party

Welcome back to the Mad Tea Party Release with Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  If you’re just joining in on the celebration we have a 3-day event with games, sales/discounts, prizes, a freebie, a blog hop, tutorials and lots of inspiration!  This is one event that you don’t want to miss out on!  😀  Check out all the details at the LMMS Blog or SBS Blog.  This is Day 2 and today we’re sharing tips, tutorials and inspirational cards.

My project today combines images from both companies to create a generic Birthday card.  Along with chipboard from Make it Crafty, buttons/flowers from Stampin’ Up and a zipper from my local craft store, here are the elements I merged together to create this image …

My tip I wanted to share today was about casting shadows.  I’m starting to get more brave when coloring in shadows and I think it’s something you can do to… the hardest part is taking the first plunge!  On this image here I’ve used Copic color BV23 and sometimes I’ll use BV25 if I don’t think the shadows is showing up.  However, you can start out with BV20.  When applying shadows I try to remember when my light source is coming from then I draw the shadow (no blending needed) where needed.  This is done after I’ve colored my entire project.  The purple-gray color seems to overlay on other colors well without standing out too much.

That’s my inspiration and tip for today and I hope it was helpful and inspiring.  😀  Next you can head back over to the the LMMS Blog or SBS Blog and check out the other gal’s fabulous creations!  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you’ll take the plunge and try shadows on your next project!  😀 

Betty Queen of Hearts Tea Party

Let’s have a wonderland type of day with a Blog Hop!!  To day is the start of a huge combined release between Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffet Stamps and we’re having a 3-day Tea Party!!

You should have arrived here from RACHEL’S radical blog!!
(For the full Blog Hop list, click HERE or HERE.)

Each day we’ll have something new for you to drool over and to keep up on all the events you can visit the LMM Blog to get started.  I won’t spoil all the details but I will say there will be games, ten hidden prizes, free digi and up to 70% off when you buy one of the combination mega packs!!  It’s big!  Very BIG!  And it all starts today!!

My first project uses Betty Queen of Hearts from Simply B Stamps plus the For Alyce Sentiment which I wrapped around the balloons.  Then I used several Little Miss Muffet stamps and came up with this merged scene.  I even used the LMMS Party Banner Diecut!  All of these images are listed here and were to find them…

The floor was actually an idea from a striped pattern paper in the same paper pack that I had originally planned to use, however, all the patterns combined started to get super busy and it didn’t even make it close to the card.  😦  I was worried that it would look out of place but now that I see it in 2D form, I think it worked out ok.  The table that the desserts are sitting on is actually a table tiered tray!  LOL  But that’s the benefits of working with digital stamps and that tiered dish easily became a fancy dessert table!  Yummy!

In addition to the release today, this blog has actually hit a milestone of 1000 posts!  Can you believe it?  I have 27 of those in draft mode but this one is the official one-thousandth post.  I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the release!!

You’re next stop in the hop is TRISH’S terrific blog!
And remember to leave your comments along the way for chances to win prizes!

Jude Valentine

It’s been a long time since I’ve created a journal page and these three characters came together perfectly for the scene!  They’re part of the Jude Valentine release from Simply B Stamps and I thought made a great story.  Now tell me, with of the two girls do you think is the most mischievous and instigator of this Valentine crime scene?  LOL

The three images, from left to right, are Ariel Cupid, Jude’s Heart and Brittany’s Bag of Valentines from Simply B Stamps.  Then I also used a ribbon slide chippie from Make it Crafty called Fancy Ribbon Sliders. And I just found a fun way to use those sliders by cutting them in half and using them as tags sticking out from behind a layer – it looks awesome!  I used one HERE on my Frenchie Claudine project.

I have forgotten how fun it is to create pages in my journal and how much the extra space gives way for background, stories and trying new techniques.  See all those blank pages… yes, I will have to do that again.  ;D  I would like to enter this into the Simply Challenged Challenges “Anything Goes” themed challenge.