Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pan Slingin' London

Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle!  Today we are previewing Simply Betty Stamps Pan Slingin' London, fourth in the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun collection.  Isn't she a hottie!?  I thought she looked sassy and certainly too cute to be cookin'!  I thought she kind of had that look like "you want me to do what with what?" 

My image is on Neenah and colored with Copics.  I cut the image out with a Spellbinder's Nestability and inked the edge with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The base of my card is Bazzill with layers of Doodlebug Designs and EK Success (the green one) papers.  I added some Prima flowers with Queen & Co. rhinestones.  I typed up my own little sentiment in MS Word, layered it and pop-dotted it on.  She is sizzlin'! 

¡Buen apetito!  (in Spanish)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spaghetti Christian

Hi there!  Today we are previewing the Simply Betty Stamps image Spaghetti Christian from the new Teen Scene Kitchen Fun collection.  He's so cute in his chef hat that when I saw this paper I knew I had to use it!  My image is on Neenah and colored with Copics.  The base of my card is Bazzill.  The cute chef paper is Karen Foster's Chef Accessories.  I've combined that with Bo Bunny Walnut Gingham and a Lasting Impressions check.  I thought they were both very "chef-like" and they went perfectly with the Karen Foster. I used a Retro Kitchen Cuttlebug folder to add a little texture.  I finished it off with some Doodle Twine from Doodlebug Designs and my sentiment is one I did myself in MS Word.

It's a simple card but I think it's cute.  Anyway, I hope you like it and I sure appreciate you taking time to stop by and look.

Buon appetito!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cupcake Lola

Oh how I love a good cupcake!  They're just the right size and full of tastiness!  I can say no to a lot of things but a cupcake is not one of them.  Today's Simply Betty Stamps image is Cupcake Lola and she's as sweet as they come! 

As usual, my image is on Neenah and colored with Copics.  The base of this card is Bazzill, I love the wide range of colors Bazzill carries.  If you can't find a color to match your paper, you aren't looking hard enough!
I then layered Bo Bunny's Sweet Tooth Temptations patterned paper using each side for a different layer.  I added an edge of Bo Bunny Raspberry Dot paper that I punched with a Martha Stewart punch to the striped side of the Temptations paper.  I trimmed my image, used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink to tone down the whiteness, layered it on Bazzill and then layered it onto the Bo Bunny Raspberry Dot.  This, of course, was layered onto the striped Temptations paper.  I stamped a sentiment from Stampin Up!, layered it onto more of the Raspberry Dot and pop-dotted it onto my card.  I added three dew drops for visual interest and that completed my card.  I'm pleased with how it turned out but I must admit, making this card has made me crave cupcakes.  Guten appetit!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Baking Betty

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  As usual, I ate too much but Thanksgiving Day only comes once a year so I indulge myself a little.  Of course, every day should be thanksgiving day as I have much to be thankful for.  God's grace shines upon me, I have a wonderful family and wonderful friends, and a little bit of a creative gift that allows me to share my love of stamping and creating with you.  Thank you for being a part of my life here in blog land.

Today Simply Betty Stamps is releasing the first image in the Teen Scene Kitchen collection beginning with Baking Betty.  She is such a cutie, I just love her!

I colored Baking Betty on Neenah with my Copics, which, as you know, is my favorite medium.  I cut her out with a Spellbinders Nestie and edged her with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The base of my card is Bazzill.  I layered Karen Foster's In the Kitchen paper with Lasting Impressions checks and added my image piece to the top.  I cut out a couple of images from the paper as accents.  I printed out my sentiment, punched it out, added a couple of pearls and some ribbon.  One Baking Betty card cooked up and served!

Check back tomorrow to see what the next course is from the kitchen.  I'm sure it will be tasty!  Bon appetit!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's a Simply Betty Sale!

Are you all ready for Christmas? How about Black Friday?!!

Betty is, and she's also ready with sales!

ALL Rubber and Clear Simply Betty Stamps are now on sale!

Everything is 30-55% off!

Sale starts now and ends Friday!

Grab your favorite Emos from $3.75-$4.80

Jude and the Rockers, Teen Scenes from $3.75-$4.25!

Funky Pirates, Burton Chibis, Rag Dolls, and many more all $3.75-$4.55

Check it all out at Simply Betty!!

Won't you help spread the word by posting this badge on your side bar, pretty, pretty please? Place this on your side bar, leave a comment letting us know you have placed the badge on your sidebar for a chance on six brand Spankin' NEW digis coming next week... oh and just so you know the new images for next week will not be available to anyone else as digis! You won't want to miss this opportunity, the new line is YUMMY! 3 winners will be chosen!! Winners will be announced Saturday and images emailed! Just leave a comment, your email address and a link to you blog where you have added the badge!

Happy Shopping, and at least on line, it's always No stress shopping! No crowds, no BLACK eyes from fighting over that last item!

Gift Certificates are available!
To purchase a Gift Certificate email simplybstamps @ yahoo dot com, the following:

Name of Recipient
Name of Sender
Amount of Gift Certificate
Date you would like the Certificate emailed
Paypal account where you want the invoice for your Gift Certificate sent.

The Recipient will get an electronic Gift Certificate to use at Simply Betty Stamps! It's that easy!

Oh and just FYI... Sweet Gothic Kids Birthday images now available in digi form for a short time!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fluffy Reindeer Tail Levi

Now isn't he the cutest tail end of a reindeer you've ever seen!?  Meet Fluffy Reindeer Tail Levi, the newest Christmas Sketchy Zombie from Simply Betty Stamps!  I have had such a good time coloring zombies for this release.  I decided that since this is a guy I would keep the design on this card more masculine.  It's not always easy for me to do masculine cards as I like embellishments and ribbons and glitters and there's really not a lot you can use for a guy without making it too girly.  So out came the buttons!  Buttons are wonderful little touches that depending on the style of the button can easily masculine or feminine.  My image is on Neenah and colored with Copics.  The other papers are Bazzill and Bo Bunny's Blitzen.  The card is simple with just a little layering, a simple sentiment and a few buttons.  I did tone the white of the Neenah down with some Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

So, that's it for today.  I hope you like Levi, I think he's a cutie.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jinglin' Jessi

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jinglin' Jessi all the way!
Oh what fun it is to stamp
When Lea gets to play, hey!
Yeah, I know, I'm being corny!  Well, there's nothing corny about Jinglin' Jessi, this image from Simply Betty Stamps is as cute as they get!  She seems very happy for a zombie so I felt the need to color her happy colors.  She's all decked out in purple and lime green.  My two favorite colors!!  I had to give her purple curls and I figured if she's going to run around in a strapless dress in the winter, then she's gotta be cold, right!?  Hence the icy blue skin.  Yeah, I know she's a zombie and therefore she's dead, or is she undead?  Either way she's just so darn cute!

I colored her with Copics on Neenah and layered her on some purple Bazzill.  My other layers are Bo Bunny and a piece of unknown origin paper.  As soon as I saw this cutie, I knew I had to use this piece of Bo Bunny from the Winter Joy collection.  Using a Memory Box die I cut the blue accent swirl that I used to mount my sentiment from A Muse onto.  I added a couple of ribbons from my stash and some purple dew drops.  I love how this card turned out.  It's bright, fun and one of my favs!  Thanks for stopping by!  Jingle bells, jingle...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Peppermint Brooke

This young zombie could seriously use a peppermint!  Have you ever smelled zombie breath?  Well, I haven't either but I can just imagine how stinky it would be!  So today Simply Betty Stamps is introducing Peppermint Brooke, the newest image in the Sketchy Zombie Christmas collection.  I decided that I wanted my cute little zombie to look like a freshly made zombie so I colored her with my Copics in a normal skin tone and then I went in and added W2 and W5 to kind of "putrify" her a little.  I must say that looking at the card in person is a little too different than looking at her on the computer.  On my screen she really doesn't look nearly as putrified as she does in person and that disappoints me.  I was really going for a freshly dead look!    

The papers I used were Neenah for the image, Bazzill for my base and accents and My Mind's Eye "be Merry" for the prints. I accented with some pink ribbon from my stash and a few pink dew drops.   At any rate, the card came out as cute as a card can look with a putrified zombie.  I actually kind of like the contrast between cute peppermint-y colors and a zombie with decaying flesh.  Not something you see every day, now is it!?  I do hope you enjoy Peppermint Brooke, I sure had a good time making her into a card!  Come back tomorrow as there will be yet another zombie on the loose! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Falala Lexi from Simply Betty Stamps

Fa la la la la la la la la.....Falala Lexi!  This is her debut with Simply Betty Stamps and isn't she cute?  Who knew a zombie could be so darn adorable!?  I just love her and I do hope you like her too!

The papers I used are Neenah, Bazzill and Echo Park's Wintertime Collection.  I loved the colors and since I really wanted her to look cold (i.e. blue) I decided this paper was perfect!  Of course I colored my image with Copics, you know they're my favorite!!  My sentiment is from A Muse, the ribbon is from an unknown source as well as the button and the embroidery floss, just goodies from my stash!  I think she came out really cute and hope you think so too!  There are more from this Simply Betty Stamps collection being released over the next few days so keep checking back for more great images and cards. 
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  I enjoy knowing that someone appreciates my little masterpieces!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Batty Betty Birthday Blog Hop

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday Batty Betty!
Happy birthday to you!
Now, how many of you did the music in your head as if you were singing it!?  That's what I figured!  This is a special blog hop today to wish our wonderful friend, Betty, a very happy birthday!  If you landed here from Alison's page, you're on the right track.  The complete list of blogs is below in case you've gotten lost along the way.  For Betty's card I used one of the Sweet Gothic Kids images, Judy Present, found here.  I merely modified her hat from a Christmas hat to a party hat which was very easy to do with a little masking and it allowed me to turn her into a birthday image.  I colored her with my Copics and layered her on Bazzill and Echo Parks Summer Days paper.Then it was just a matter of adding a sentiment, a few cute buttons for embellishments and a little Stickles to sparkle her party hat.  A sweet little card for a very sweet lady!

For the inside of her card, I printed off my sentiment and added a little of the Echo Park paper just to dress it up a little bit.  I think it was just the right touch!  I hope you like my card for Betty and I hope you will join us in wishing Betty the happiest of birthdays with many more to come!  We love you Betty, happy birthday!
From here you may hop to Barbara's blog and see what wonderful creation is waiting for your hopping pleasure!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Here's the complete list in case you lost your way!
Lea (Me!)
Thanks and have a blessed day!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Simply Betty Stamps - Jude and the Rockers Christmas Release

Hi there!  I have three cute cards for you today from Simply Betty Stamps.  These are from the new Jude and the Rockers Christmas collection and they are just adorable!  You can see the entire collection on the web site for Simply Betty Stamps or you may visit our blog for more samples of each new image.  My first card is Big Gift Lilly.  She is just the cutest little thing and kind of reminds me of Cindy Loo Who!  Lilly is colored with Copics, distressed with a little Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink and layered on Neenah Classic Crest, Bazzill and My Mind's Eye "be Merry" papers.  I added a few dew drops that I colored with my Copics and cut out three little trees that I pop-dotted in the lower right corner.  I love her rockin' PJ's!

 Big Gift Lilly

Next up is Carrots for Rudolph Ariel!  She's just so stinkin' cute!  My youngest son has decided he wants to leave out carrots for Rudolph this year.  After all, he is the one leading the whole sleigh and pulling Mr. Chubby around all night!  I guess he's right so I've conceded and carrots will become a new tradition in our household.   Well Ariel is just sooo cute she had to be colored with Copics!  I cut her out with a Spellbinders Nestie and did the next size up as well for layering.  I added a little Tim Holtz Distress Ink and layered her over Bazzill and Bo Bunny papers.  I added two layers of ribbon and using a little of the Bazzill I used for the base of the card, I cut out the snowflakes with a die from My Favorite Things and added bling with some Stickles.  I love how she came out!

Carrots for Rudolph Ariel

Last, but certainly not least, is cute little Cookies for Santa Jude.  He reminds me of my son's best friend, Michael, except Michael has the most darling curls you have ever seen.  There's just something about Jude that makes me think of Michael!  Again, I used my Copics to color him, added some Bundled Sage Tim Holtz Distress Ink  and layered him with Bazzill and the two printed papers.  I hate to say this, but, I don't know which company to give credit to for these cute papers.  There was nothing printed on the back so I'm at a loss.  They really are perfect for this particular image.  The Santa faces are glittered so I wanted to keep my embellishments to a minimum and used just a little gingham ribbon as an accent.  Sometimes simple really is the way to go! 

Cookies for Santa Jude

That's it for my preview cards for this collection release and I do hope you enjoyed looking at them.  Hopefully they've inspired you to head to Simply Betty Stamps and purchase these cute little rascals.  I'm sure they will find their way into your heart and spark your creativity!  Happy stamping and thanks for looking!