Friday, January 20, 2012

Beep Beep Jude Blog Hop

Wow!  After five days of previews, the final preview image is here and we are wrapping this up as a blog hop!  What could be more fun!?  Before you get busy hopping along, here are some details you will want to know.  After all the business stuff is finished, keep on scrolling down for the fun stuff!  New images!

Here's the hop list:
You start at the SBS blog
and it ends back at SBS again!

Betty has two new surprise Betty's for you!

She is going to try the "by the sheet method" with these cuties.

Normally the price for a sheet is $50.94!

For each single stamp it is $8.49!

Today Betty is willing to have the full sheet and one cushion mount sheet available for $35.00!! That's under $6 for each stamp!! You will find that deal already discounted on the store's site.

Single or non full sheet deals:
Any three non-packaged, but cushion-mounted stamps for $21.00, please use code Jude21

But wait there's more!
Buy a full sheet with the cushion mount sheet included and you can have a pick of either one of these two cuties in digi form for free! They will not be available as digi for sale, but as rubber in a later date with a new series of Betty's! Woot!  Woot!

Just Betty

Just Betty is here just for fun! Waving hello to the stamping world! Isn't she just the cutest!

Next up, Scrapbooking Betty!

She is ready for that crop night! Look at all her awesome little tools!!

So, just to remind you all, you can choose either one of these cuties as your DIGI freebie when you purchase a full sheet! Upon check out just mention which one you'd like to get as your freebie in the comments area!

Ok, off ya go hopping! Don't forget, leave a message for a chance to win a sheet of these cuties! One winner will be chosen randomly, from any DT blog as a winner!

Three more winners will be chosen to get both Betty's in digi form for free! Again, just by leaving a comment on any of the DT gals blogs! Which one will it be? Good luck!

So, now that the business end of this has been taken care of, let's take a look at Beep Beep Oscar!  Is he ca-ute or what!?

He's on Neenah and colored with Copics.  The other papers are Bazzill and Echo Park's Playground.  I did cut out two of the arrows and pop-dot them over the layered image.  I also used some of my Tim Holtz grungeboard letters to spell Zoom that I colored with my Copics.  A simple card that would be great for a boy's birthday . 

Next up is my Just Betty card.  Another simple card but certainly cute none the less.

Again, she's on Neenah and colored with Copics.  The patterned and plain papers are 3 Bugs in a Rug and Bazzill.  I also used a Memory Box die to layer around her with a few rhinestones I had in my stash.  Both are cute and simple and I hope you have enjoyed my creations.  

Don't forget, the next person in the hop is


Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope to see you back soon.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tea Time Lilly

Hello there!  Well, I have another adorable Jude and the Rockers Playtime image from Simply B Stamps to share with you today.  This is Tea Time Lilly and she's such a cutie just like the rest of the collection.

My image is on Neenah and colored with Copics, my favorite medium by far!  The base of the card is Bazzill and the patterned paper is DCWV The Sweet Stack.  The baker's twine is from Doodlebug and I'm not sure of the origin of my "chocolate" heart button but I found it in my stash and chose to use it.  I know this card is really simple but it has been a very stressful day.  We had to put one of our fur babies to sleep today.  Our dog Ollie was 15 and getting more and more feeble.  There's nothing that breaks my heart more than to see an animal suffering and our poor baby was suffering.  He is now in Heaven waiting to greet the rest of us like the faithful and true friend he has always been.  Our Westie, Holmes, will be lost without him as they were truly best buddies.  So, with a somewhat heavy heart, I thank you for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow as we wrap up this preview with a blog hop. 


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dress Up Ariel

Oh my gosh have we got a cutie for you today!  Say hello to Dress Up Ariel, the newest preview in the Jude & the Rockers Playtime collection from Simply B Stamps.  Okay, so this is my new favorite!  Well, actually, they're all favorites.

I love, love, love this image!  The image is colored with Copics on Neenah.  My base is Bazzill and I've added a little extra matting with some solid black.  The patterned paper is from the 3 Bugs in a Rug collection called A Trip to Paris.  I thought this paper would be perfect to use for this image and I love the results.  I typed my own sentiment on my computer and printed it out and layered it the same as my image.  For the middle piece, I cut out the striped piece, cut out the purses strip and edged it with black Bazzill I punched with my Martha Stewart punch.  I decided to add the rose in at the last minute. I love how it all came together and I hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lunch Time Brittany

So what do you think of these little cuties so far?  Aren't they all just adorable!?  Today we are featuring Lunch Time Brittany, the newest from Jude & the Rockers Playtime collection at Simply B Stamps.  I love coloring Brittany because her hair is so much fun to color.  This image is on Neenah and colored with Copics.  The solid papers are Bazzill and the patterned papers are from the DCWV paper pad "Nana's Kids."  The papers are glittered but it's hard to see the glitter in the picture.

I took three wooden stars, colored them with my Copics, covered the tops with Glossy Accents and then dipped them in Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  They look more frosted in the picture yet are pretty sparkly in real life.  I added a touch of ribbon across the patterned panel.  This is definitely a clean and simple card but I love how it turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Your comments are always welcome as constructive criticism is a great learning tool!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Chalkboard Ali

Today we are previewing Chalkboard Ali, the newest image in the Jude & the Rockers Playtime collection from Simply B Stamps.  She is such a sassy little sweetie and so much fun to color.  This entire collection is awesome, wish I could show you all of them now!  But, I can't!  Tee hee hee!

Chalkboard Ali was colored with Copics on Neenah.  My yellow base is Bazzill and the patterned papers are Best Creation and Bo Bunny.  The purple ribbon is from my stash.  Come back tomorrow for the next preview from this darling collection of Simply B Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by to look!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spelling Blocks Oscar

Today, we are releasing a new image from the Jude & the Rockers Playtime collection from Simply B Stamps.  This little cutie is called Spelling Blocks Oscar and he is just adorable!  It wasn't that long ago that I had a little one in preschool and to tell you the truth, I miss having one that age.  Not enough to have another baby, though!  Nope, that business is done for me and now I just have to enjoy grandchildren in preschool!  Anyway, here's my card.

I used Copics to color my image that's on Neenah and added Tim Holtz distress ink around the edge.  Bazzill is my base and solid papers and my patterned paper is  Social Club from Cosmo Cricket.  I colored the three wooden stars with my Copic marker Y28 and added some epoxy letters from Piggy Tales that I've had in my stash forever.  I wanted to keep this one masculine and it's hard to find embellishments that let you keep that boyish feel.  Sometimes you just have to create your own!  So that's my card and I do hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and be sure to stop by tomorrow for another preview!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine Release Blog Hop

It's finally here!  Whoop Whoop! Time to release these cuties and show you our last image... you are going to LoVe her!

Big Love Gun Lola is sure to shoot you in the heart with loads of love!

Today we are going to send you hopping around to our DT ladies to take a peek at what they have prepared for you!  There will be three winners who comment on all of the stops chosen from any of our DT blogs (don't forget to comment on EACH STOP!) for two Rubber Stamps from our release (sorry no digis for sale or prizes available this time)!  
That's right three people will get one of the following;

Winner #1: Box of Chocolates Miller & Kitty Love London
Winner #2: A Heart for you Rio & My Heart a Flutter Christian
Winner #3: My Funky Valentine Betty & Big Love Gun Lola

So, all you have to do is hop around, leave a comment on all participating blogs including this one!  Your name will go into the hat for every comment you leave!  That means more chances of winning... the more comments we gather with your name, the more you can win!  Who knows maybe your name will be chosen all three times!  The winners will be announced Saturday afternoon!

Okay off you go to do some hopping...oh, and don't forget to go back to the Simply Betty Stamps blog for your discounts! Below is the hop order in case you get lost along the way or haven't started at the beginning.

Starts at Simply Betty Stamps blog
ends back at Simply Betty Stamps blog!

Happy hopping!  

Here's my first card, Big Love Gun Lola!  Now don't you think she looks like she should have pink hair?  I thought so anyway, so pink it is!  My image is on Neenah and colored with Copics, the edges are inked with Tim Holtz distress ink.  It's layered on Bazzill and patterned papers from Bloom & Grow collection by My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment is one I created on my computer and punched out.  I edged it in the Tim Holtz ink as well, punched out two more hearts and layered it over a piece of ribbon from my stash.  A very easy card to put together but I think it's also pleasing to the eye.

Next up is Valentine Betty.  I think she is absolutely adorable!  The cool part is, you can actually get her for free!  Read below for the details how.  Again, my image is on Neenah, colored with Copics (gee, where would I be without my Copics!?), and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.  My base is Bazzill and my patterned papers are Basic Grey.  The "hugs & kisses" sentiment was too big so I cut out the "&" and just layered the words, one on each side.  I wish you could see the Spica glitter pen on her eyeliner, belt, fishnets and cuff.  In person they are all so sparkly and cute!  

I have really enjoyed this release.  All of the images have been awesome and I honestly can't even decide which one I love the most!  So, these are my two cards and I hope you've enjoyed them.  Before you hop on over to Jennifer D. blog take a look at the purchasing details below.  Thanks for hopping over!

Now here are the wheels and deals!

Any six New Teen Scene Valentine Steampunks Rubber stamps for $42 use code Love42
Any three new Teen Scene Valentine Steampunks Rubber stamps for $21 use code Love21

Buy all 7 new rubber stamps; Big Love Gun Lola, My Funky Valentine Betty, A Heart for You Rio, My Heart a Flutter Christian, Box of Chocolates Miller, Kitty Love London, and Valentine Pals and get this little Valentine Betty Digi for free!  She is available for purchase in clear form only!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Funky Valentine Betty

Hello all!  Are you ready for Day 5 of the Simply B Stamps Teen Scene Valentine Steampunk collection?  Man have I got a pretty image for you today!  This one is definitely going to be a favorite of mine.  I think you'll like her too!  Please welcome My Funky Valentine Betty into your hearts and into your stamp collection!

Isn't she a sweetheart!?  My image is on Neenah, colored with Copics and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.  The base of my card is Bazzill and my patterned papers are part of the Basic Grey Kissing Booth collection.  I did use a Martha Stewart edge punch that I did two pieces with for layering and to add some visual interest.  My sentiment is from Great Impressions and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah and layered with Bazzill and my patterned paper.  I also added a three ribbon roses that I've had in my stash for awhile, I think they're from SU!  A really simple and sweet card just right for your honey!  I hope you like her.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Hearts a Flutter Christian

Day four of the new year is upon us and Simply B Stamps has another preview for you today from the new Teen Scene Valentine Steampunk Collection.  Introducing "My Hearts a Flutter Christian."  He is such a cutie and I had a great time putting this card together. 

Of course my image is on Neenah, colored with Copics and distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink around the egdes.  My patterns papers are from Bo Bunny and My Mind's Eye with the base being Bazzill.  I stamped my sentiment from SU! using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and edged it with Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel.  After it cooled I put just a little distress ink on it too.  I used a Spellbinder's Nestie to cut out the cool gears, embossed them and while they were still hot I dipped them in Stampendous silver crushed glass glitter to embed some of the glitter in the enamel. I also added some of the enamel around part of the edges of the card just for a little more texture and pizzazz.  As with all Simply B Stamps, I had such a good time creating this one.   Well, that's it for today, I do hope you like my creation!

Thanks for stopping by, see ya tomorrow with another adorable image!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Heart for You Rio

Day three of the new year and day three of this release brings you another wonderful stamp from Simple B Stamps.  Today we have A Heart for You Rio.  I love all the Rio images, she reminds me of my daughter, Sarah.  There's just something about her!  Anyway, on to my card.

My base is Bazzill and my image is on Neenah.  Enchanted Cottage got in the new line of Basic Grey called Kissing Booth and I just had to have some for my cards for this release preview.  The other papers here are from that line and they are just fabulous!  Anyway, I colored my image with Copics like I do 99.999% of the time, die cut my image piece and the layer beneath with Spellbinders Nesties and used a little Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges.  I decided to play with my new Stampendous embossing enamels and used some aged copper on my houndstooth piece just along the one edge and on some Basic Grey chipboard hearts I've had in my stash of goodies for awhile.  It's a very simple card but I think it cam out pretty darn cute and hope you like it too. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Kitty Love London

Okay folks, it's the second day of the new year, how's it going so far?  I've decided this is the "Year of Lea" and all things wonderful are going to happen!  I'm going to really focus on my stamping projects, my blog and teaching classes.  Yes, I know I have a full-time and a part-time job but that is not going to stop me from doing what I love and THIS is what I love!  Look at Kitty Love London from Simply B Stamps.  Who could possibly not love her and her little sidekick?  I mean, she's adorable!  She's everything I used to be, skinny and cute with long gorgeous hair!  The only thing left is the long hair and soon that will be donated to Locks of Love and I won't even have that!  Well at least I have my stamps, right?

On this card I used Bazzill for my base and used My Mind's Eye "be loved" collection for my pattern paper and color inspiration.  My image is on Neenah and colored with Copics.  My sentiment is from A Muse.  Both the sentiment and image pieces were edged with Bundled Sage Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  The flowers I added were from my stash.  The bottom layer of the flowers is paper and had a really ugly reddish middle to them so I just covered that up with some white flowers I colored with my Copics.  I added a little bling to the center of each just to "purr-tyfy" it!  I also used my peach Spica pen on the hearts but unfortunately I can never get my camera to show the sparkle.  Grrr!  Anyway, here she is and isn't she fabulous?  Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  Comments and suggestions are always appreciated, just keep it clean and I already know where to go 'cause I've been there and back!  It was toasty!



Sunday, January 1, 2012

Box of Chocolates Miller from Simply B Stamps

Happy New Year!  I hope this new year brings you all many blessings and much happiness.  I love New Year's Day as it's a fresh start for bigger and better things to come.  One of those is the new line of Teen Scene stamps from Simply B Stamps called Steampunk Valentine.  I love these stamps and was so excited to color each one and create something fun to share.

First up we have Box of Chocolates Miller and he is just so cute!  I love his top hat and jacket, not to mention that cute little box of candy.

For the base of this card I used a lovely shade of olive Bazzill.  I tend to be very partial to green so I always have a variety of shades in my stash!  The prints are both from the Pyrus collection from Basic Grey.  That's an older line from 2010 but it remains a favorite of mine.  My image is colored with Copics and I did distress around the edges with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  My sentiment is from Dream Impressions Box of Chocolates stamp set that is quite old and the company has unfortunately gone out of business.  Both image and sentiment are layered on Bazzill.  I added a little velvet ribbon from my stash as well a some pearls.  I think he turned out pretty darn cute and I'm pleased!  I hope you like him too and again, Happy New Year!  I hope you'll be joining me on my blog from time to time to see what I've been up to!  I look forward to seeing you here.  

Thanks for stopping by!