Monday, October 31, 2011

It's the Great Secret Pumpkin Exchange Blog Hop Day 3

Happy Halloween!  Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!

Okay so let's get on to the final hop prize and how you can win it or one of the other two prizes!

Today is our final hop day, with a new set of ghouls, I mean gals, and a final prize.  Today's prize is one mega bucket!  It has 12 new stamps, yep you heard me!  And they haven't been released yet!  That means you will not only get the stamps before everyone else, but if you choose to, you can be a part of the release. It's not required but it is an open invitation to be Guest Release DT Member.  Both of these lines will not, I repeat, not be available in digi, and if you are a digi lover and you win this prize, or any of the other two prizes and would like to switch them out for digis Betty will grant that wish for you!

SO how can you get in on any of these three awesome prizes?  It is soooo simple you may re-read this twice to make sure you read it right!

All you have to do is upload your best Halloween picture on the Simply Betty Stamps blog with Mr. Linky!  Yep that's it!  It's Halloween night, I know we are all going to have our cameras out and ready to flash people, you know what I mean by flash!  LOL

Your picture must be Halloween, your family trick or treating, having dinner in your costumes, anything Halloween and in a costume!  You will have until Nov. 3rd to upload your picture, the DT gals and Betty will vote on three of our favorites in the following catagories:  Cutest, Funniest, Most Original!  Mr. Linky will be gone by Nov. 3rd, and the three winners will be announced Nov. 10th on Betty's Birthday!  Whoohoo!  Like yesterday, today you can win a secret Betty digi just by leaving a comment on the SBS blog letting Betty know what you thought of all the gal's posts and projects! 
Thank you all so much for hopping and here we go....

So, on to revealing my Secret Pumpkin!  Not only did she give me a treat (my card and coffin), she gave me a pair of socks so she wouldn't have to smell my feet, and she gave me something good to eat, Snickers!  Now, how cool is that!?  Thank you, Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer for being such a ghoulishly sweet Secret Pumpkin!  Just look at this cute little combo Aeryn made!  I must confess, the coffin is empty.  When it arrived, it was full of Snickers, now it's not.  They have all disappeared!  I'm sure they'll reappear sometime soon on my hips or rear end but in the meantime, I've just been licking my lips!

Here's a close-up of just the card she made using
Vampire Christian from the Emo Halloween Collection.

Isn't he just adorable in his own spooky little way?  Love the sentiment too!  Here's a picture of the socks Aeryn sent me.  I propped my feet up on my stamping desk just for the occasion!  Notice all the mess on my desk?  Yep, that's what happens after two busy weeks of stamping, Halloween has exploded all over my desk!

Thank you Aeryn for making my Halloween even more special and fun by being my Secret Pumpkin! 

So, I thought that since it's Halloween I would give you an extra treat and show you another card I made using Witchy Boo Betty in digi format.  I don't know about you, but I love digis!

I so wish you could see the sparkle on the stars!  They are just so much prettier in real life, the camera never seems to do my sparkles justice.  I think she came out pretty cute.  I also did a card I sent to my Secret Pumpkin but the post office decided to lose my package that I sent so Erika unfortunately didn't get to participate.  I can't even begin to tell you how angry I am with the post office but more than that, I feel awful for Erika not getting her goodies.  I did take a picture of the card before I mailed it to her and I'd like to post it below.  I used Punkin' Judy from the Sweet Gothic Kids Halloween Collection.  When you have time please go to Erika's site, and give her some love.  I feel just awful that her package is out there missing in action.

I'm so hoping Erika's box shows up soon.

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you have a safe and spooky Halloween!
If you landed here from Alison's blog then so far so good, your next stop is Rebecca and you know what happens from there, but if you should happen to get lost along the way here is the complete list for you:

Ends back here: SBS Blog

From all of us at Simply Betty Stamps we wish you and your family a very Happy Halloween, stay safe out there, have a Spooktacular good time and fill those bags up with loads of candy (then send them all to me bwah ha ha ha ha)!
We can't wait to see your awesome pictures!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Haunty Halloween Hop

Welcome to our Haunty Halloween Hop!  I love Halloween more than any other holiday of the year.  I thought this would be a fun way to share my love of the holiday and my love of making cards.  Also...
...its Day 6 of the 12 Days of Halloween at The Simply Betty Stamps blog

On the sixth day of Halloween
My true love gave to me
Six goblins gobbling
Five scary spooks!
Four skeletons
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree

All you have to do is incorporate Goblins in your project and Betty Addams DIGI is all yours! 

If you arrived here from Mary's blog then you are right on track, if not why not go back to the beginning of the hop at Cyndi's blog!

I've done all of four days and here they are!  I hope you like them!
An owl in an rotten oak tree!

 Two trick or treaters!

Three black cats!

Four skeletons!
Okay, I'm posting a few more cards in my quest to complete the 12 days!

Five scary spooks!

Six goblins gobbling!

Seven pumpkins glowing!

Eight monsters shrieking! 
  Check back again as there will be more added!
Happy Haunty Halloween Hopping!

If you got lost along the way here's the hop order:

Lea Kimmel **you are here**

AND we have TONS of fabulous Halloween prizes from our wonderful sponsors!

Stampendous! ( 5 winners... 1 Halloween bg cling stamp each winner..Crowscape, Graveyard, Beware Gate, Castle Gate, Pumpkin Fence)

Karber Digital Designs...2 digis to one winner

Skipping Stones Design...Halloweenie set

Smeared Ink  (5 single digis...1 each to 5 winners? or 5 to 1 winner?)

Strange Skin...1 set of choice (except Zombies)

Jens Digi Stamp...(5 images to one winner)

Simply Betty Stamps...($10 Gift Certificate)

La-La Land Crafts ($10 Gift Certificate)

Dreamweavers Stencils: 3 prizes: each is 4 stencils, 2 brushes,  with 3 technique sheets each!

You have until Wednesday October 26th at 8pm EST to leave comments!  All the prizes will be drawn randomly from  all the comments on all the hopper's posts

From here hop on over to Angelique's blog 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

DICC Challenge #18

Here's my entry for the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge #18.  Of the 10 things you could possibly use, I've used most of them!  It's a 1. Halloween Card, 2. SBS Image, 3. Favorite Color (purple and lime green), 5. Candy Colors (think Fruit Stripe Gum, Jolly Ranchers, etc), 6. Not Square, 7. Stripes, 8. Shades of Gray (love my kitty), and last but not least, 9. Bats (also gray!) and Spiders (no spiders, yuck!)!  My sweet little Betty Witch is all about pink, purple and green!  I colored her with my Copics on Neenah Classic Crest paper, cut the image out with my Wonky Squares Nestie, edged her with some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and layered her on "the Midnight Spell" paper from DCWV.  How appropriate is that name!  I gave her a lovely purple bow and then gave her some magic dust (Star Dust Stickles) she's pouring into the cauldron.  I stamped my sentiment in the Seedless Preserves and gave it a little Lime Green Stickles accent.  What fun!  I so love Halloween and my pretty in pink Betty Witch!  Thanks for stopping by for a look.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Simply Betty Stamps

Yay!!  I'm officially one of the newest Design Team Members of Simply Betty Stamps!  I can't even tell you how exciting this is for me.  I so love these stamps, they're fun, quirky and a little different.  Kind of like me!  Well, a whole lot like me, to be honest!  As one of the newest members of the DT, I was able to participate in my first ever Sneak Peek for part of the Teen Scene Christmas Release.  Now, how cool is that!?  These are the cards I created.  First up is Season's Greetings Lola.  I colored her with my Copics on Neenah Classic Crest and airbrushed and Glimmer Misted the background.  The papers are Basic Grey.  I used the snowflake die from My Favorite Things to add a few snowflake accents, added a little bling and used some sparkly ribbon and Flower Soft to complete the card.  I love how she turned out!

Next up was Rio and Frosty.  Aren't they just the cutest?  Again, my image was colored with Copics on Neenah, layered on Bazzill and Echo Park papers.  I stamped the sentiment from Amuse, added a few little stamped snowflakes around the edge, layered and voila!  I just added a few pearls and the card was done.  Easy peasy and cute to boot!

The last card I did for the Sneak Peek was Betty and Christian under the mistletoe.  As usual, they are colored with my Copics on Neenah and layered on Little Yellow Bicycle and Bazzill papers.  Using a Nestie, I cut them out and sponged a little green ink around the edges.  I added some ribbon and a little bling.  Done!  Three cute cards with some cool images from Simply Betty Stamps.  Pretty cool, huh!?  Go check out the stamps and you can also go to the Simply Betty Stamps Blog to see what other members of the team created.  You won't be disappointed!

Hope you enjoy my cards from my newest endeavor!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Simply Betty Stamps Blog Hop and Auction

Welcome to the Xander Zone!!  You are in for quite a trip through todays Blog Hop and Auction.  Our dear friend Betty Roberts, owner of Simply Betty Stamps has just found out this week that her 17 year old son Christian has Stage 1 Throat Cancer.  He will be having surgery next week and many months of Therapy to follow.  (To read more from  Betty on what’s going on please go HERE)

Betty’s DT and the Crafty Sprouts DT along with a few friends have come together today for the From the Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction!  If you are stumbling into this hop please head to Crafty Sprouts to catch the beginning of the hop!

If you hopped here from Raven then you are right on track!

As you hop along today you will see cards created with Xander, the first in a new series to be released called “From the Xander Zone”.  He is available with a donation to Betty’s family.  Christian will be undergoing Surgery next week to remove his tonsils and then the thrice weekly Therapy will begin on the tumor.  His therapy could last for many months.


There is also  a contest running through October 16th and Christian will pick a random winner who will receive the whole collection!  The details on the contest are at the SBS blog.

As you hop today you will also see many cards and projects up for Auction.  In order to make a bid on an item leave a comment on that person’s blog with your offer AND your name and email address.  Please remember that it might not be you who gets the winning bid, so check back if you really want it! 

At the end of the Hop (Tuesday night October 11th at 9pm EST the auction will come to a close.  Winners will be sent a paypal invoice and the Winners will be announced on the Simply Betty Stamps blog.  Please note that we are asking for timely payment, with 48 hours of the announcement on Tuesday morning or the runner up will be chosen.  This is for the simple fact that Betty’s family needs this money as quickly as possible for all of these unexpected and out-of-pocket needs.

Here's the card I created for the hop using "Bella the Vampire."  I think she's gorgeous and spooky looking all rolled into one and was so pleased to use her in my card for Christian.  Of course I stamped her on Neenah and colored her with my Copics (E50, E51, E53, R02, YR14, YR16, YR18, E08, G21, G24, G28, BG000).  I cut her out using a Spellbinders Nestie and distressed her with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Antique Linen all over and Rusty Hinge around the edge.  I layered her on Bazzill and Cosmo Cricket papers.  I typed my own sentiment and printed it out on Neenah, distressed it and layered it as well.  I had a few off-white flowers in my stash that I also distressed, added the bling in the middle and attached to the layered sentiment.  The card itself was so simple to create, however, I think she's as lovely as her name!  I hope you like her too. 

From here please hop over to Lelia at

If you get lost along the way, here’s the hop order!


I can't even begin to tell you how honored I am to be included in this hop to raise money for Christian.  It means a great deal to me and I would like to thank Betty and her Design Team at Simply Betty Stamps for allowing me to participate.  It has truly been a pleasure!