Thursday, April 21, 2011

Just a quick thank you card.

I made this using the stamp in up build a blossom stamp set and blossom petals punch.  I stamped on crushed curry cardstock with so saffron ink.  The purple and green papers were from scraps and the purple ribbon I picked up at Walmart (i think).  I used a very thin ribbon pulled it through the button holes then frayed the ends to make the stamen for the flower.  The pic. is taken on my new phone so was kinda playing with scraps and the phone at the same time;) lol

Monday, April 18, 2011

Candy winners from the CCFA Blog Hop!

I used to pick the winners.  For day 1 the winner is beejay and the winner for day 2 is cindy.  Beejay email me at with your address pls.  Cindy I will send you an email asking for your address as well.

Congratulations to you both

Sympathy card

Here is a quick card I made for one of my Mother's coworkers who lost her father last Thursday.  I used the stampin up set Thanks for Caring for the sentiment.  I made the medallion behind it with the nestabilities small scallop set.  I also embossed with my cuttlebug.  I took this photo and then realized that it needed a bit more so I added a tiny pearl in the middle above the with deepest.  Sorry no time for another photo as mom got here to pick it up.  The inside is stamped "May you find peace and comfort in this difficult time"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cricut Card Fairies 3 years Celebration! Blog Hop!! Day 2

So here is a very quick page I did for my "Fairy" portion of the hop.  I am leaving early for a soccer tournament weekend and will not be back till late Sunday so this is my last post for the hop.  I loved the pic of this fairy and colored it with stampin-up and copics and sharpie markers.  To me this looks as the fairy is helping a lil lost girl get home with her pixie helper riding a bat.  I hope this is what my cards do for someone, brighten their day.  I made another rose, purple this time and the butterfly is from the new Strength and Hope set from Stampin-Up. This set benefits breast cancer research fund.  Have a great weekend and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a lil Candy surprise.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cricut Card Fairies 3 years Celebration! Blog Hop!!

Happy Friday! Today we are celebrating the Cricut Card Fairies!! We turned THREE YEARS OLD yesterday! YAY! What are Cricut Card Fairies you may be asking? Well I am here to tell you! We are a group of crafting volunteers who LOVE to send cards to those that need it. To date we have sent over 750 missions all over the globe. That is over 750 smiles and hugs via cards. Isn't that amazing? I became a fairy in 2009 because I believe everyone can make a difference.  I teach my children that you don't need a lot of money to make a difference in someones life.  Being a fairy gives me a good feeling knowing I may be the difference between a happy day or moment and a sad one.  If you are interested in becoming a fairy you can email Crystal at with your cricut messageboard name and the email for which you wish to receive missions.
Here is the card I have made for the celebration. I used some stampin up stamps and made the rose with the owl punch.  This is why I love being a fairy the sentiment says "one person can make such a difference and that person is you!  Happy Birthday fairies!  Leave a comment for a chance to win some candy!
Here is the hop list. 
I'm RachelM and next is Sheryl. have fun hopping.

For all who like the rose, here is where I found how to make it
 Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet Tilly another Simply Betty release

Welcome Tilly isn't she just adorable!  So on this card I colored Tilly first then used an embossing pen and pearl glitter embossing powder for the spots on her dress and her bracelet.  I set her aside and started on the card.  I knew I wanted a spring card so what is more spring than flowers climbing a garden wall trellis.  I cut a rectangle hole out of my card and a backing paper, free handed a trellis with eighth inch strips of white card.  The flowers were all made with my cuttlebug and the Dahlia nestabilities set.  the roses on the front are made with 3 cuts from the smallest die and the inside flower from the smallest 2.  The leaves are freehand cut from green wrapping paper ribbon, as well as the ribbon on the inside of the card.  I used my grass punch as well and viola!  Hope you like it, cus I really liked how she turned out.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scott a new Digi from Simply Betty

So here is what I came up with for Scott. Isn't he a cutie!  First I colored him up with sharpies and Copics ( I finally got a few, 4 to be exact, but it's a start).  I cut out a basket shape on the front of my card then started a basket weave. The handle is made using braided ribbon.  I then used a punch for the grass and layered it in the basket.  I used the same for the grass on the bottom of the card.  I used a light blue and a white ink and a cut flower for the clouds.  It looked a lil too plain so I enlarged the eggs from the Scott digi and added them into the grass.  I used a large purple egg that is really a sticky note (target for $1) for a place to write on the inside. Simple but I liked the way he turned out..Hope you like him.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Anniversary card

I really liked how this turned out I don't have the stampin up punch that you are supposed to use or the circle punch but I improvised and this is what I came up with.  Check out for the tutorial.  Valita's fresh fold if you want to search and it is the valentine heart punch couple.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Simply Betty Let's Celebrate!

Woohoo it's my first time on a design team and I am super excited to be here.  For my first card I chose to use Scott from the Sweet Gothic Kids B-day set.  A hard choice because they are all so adorable.  I wanted to make a more simple streamlined "guys" card so here is what I came up with.  I used a pirate stamp set to create a window then cut that out on my background paper and card.  I loved Scott's tattoo so I used that as an idea to create my own background papers.  I then just added a blue and white striped ribbon to pull out a little of the color from his jeans. Hope you like him arrrr!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SBS Christian Challenge

Here is a quick card I made.  I wasn't planning on entering this challenge but when I found this sentiment from bluebirdflats, I had to put this together.  Just for fun for my boys!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Simply Betty's Recycle Challenge

Here is my entry for the Recycle challenge.  This is a close to our hearts challenge.  I recycle and reuse what I can anyway, not just for my crafts but household as well.  It helps the environment to recycle and with 3 kiddo's and only hubby's income it gives me more to play with as my crafts have a limited budget. :)
I chose to use the Emmy Digi she is so cute I couldn't help it.  I created a Welcome Spring card for 2 reasons.  First I am so tired of snow and we are under another storm warning 7-13" heading our way so I am so ready for spring.  This card is going to Emily because she has been going around say " the groundhog is such a liar" lol what a card she is.
The recycled part of the card is first the mushroom background, Emmy got a bratz angelz fairy doll for her birthday and this was behind the doll.  It had a couple rips which I covered with the flower, the digi herself and the small butterfly.  The Butterfly was also on the package, the other side says something about an online code.  I pressed it onto a blue stamp pad and when it dried used stickles.  The wand I added to Emmy's hand is a broken stick pin that I also stickled.  I added the lil spring banner on the bottom of the front mushroom to cover some other print.  The top ribbon was off the wrapping from the gift.  The large butterfly at the top was a leftover valentine card and the circle behind it was the top off an empty ribbon spool.  This was so much fun thanks for an amazing challenge.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wow it's been awhile!

I have missed being online lately but first my Hubby was very very ill, then I was down with a nasty bug, then my poor lil Emmy got sick and is just now back to school.  She still has a lil cough but is doing so much better.  Don't you just hate it when your little ones run those high fevers for what seems like forever.  Anyway I am finally getting back to posting.  Here are a couple cards I made quick for a Valentine poster display.

Here I used Tobie & his Buddy from Some Odd Girl.  I adore this lil guy, I colored him with sharpie markers.  I added a lil more mud to his shoes cus lets face it if ya got mud on your pants ya gots mud on your shoes Lol, anyway I used a simple blue patterned paper circle to make him pop.  A Kiss me & Happy Valentines Day stamp, then a metallic red ribbon I got on sale after Christmas to finish. What a boy's card : )

On a blue card I layered white cardstock &glitter. Then a smaller pink which I used a corner rounder on. A smaller piece of white was used next which I punched the corners then used a blue inkpad to add the pale color.  I layered this onto the pink & added more glitter, this time a chunky one.  I colored the digi ( a freebie but I can't find where I got this :( I'm sorry & if anyone knows please let me know so I may give credit to this artist.) with sharpie markers I added a lil bling to the bottom of the hearts. A flower finishes this one off.

Here I used a striped Christmas paper the border is a M.S. edge punch.  I used my cuttlebug to make the stamp, added a simple pink ribbon and two paper roses.  The I Love You is a stamp and Emily added the foil sticker.

Thanks for visiting I can't wait to get back in the swing of posting more often (knock on wood for no more family illnesses) :) Anyway leave me a word if ya got a second, I love to read what ya think.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Emmy's challenge at SBS

Here is my card for the Bling it up challenge on .  I did a Birthday card for my Emmy, she's 10 on Feb. 1 wow how the time flies.  I choose to use her favorite colors so pink, purple, and lime green (she also likes blue and orange and yellow and.....Lol ) For the white background card I used a paper that is not my most favorite but it has a ton of glitter on it, It's from an old walmart pack called Best occasions.  The purple and green are from a DCWV Christmas stack.  The pink I embossed with the cuttlebug then to the depressed areas added pink glitter glue, I also glittered up her wings shoes and headband.  I used another cuttlebug set to make the birthday present stamp at the bottom.  2 trims were used and that pink ribbon has so much bling to it Oh la la.  I took a chipboard flower and coated it with lt. pink then a darker pink glitter added a jewel brad and voila. 
Happy Early Birthday Baby You Are Amazing!

                                                    A closeup of all the glitterific fun!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The challenge is Two is Better than One... use two images to create a love card, or it could be a Besties card the possib

The challenge is Two is Better than One... use two images to create a love card, or it could be a Besties card the possibilities are endless with two images!  My project is not a card it is the top of a valentine gift box for my daughter, Emily!  I love to recycle so this was originally a shoe box.  I added the red pink and white paper( which is really for Christmas)  The pink with all the hearts to the left is a piece of the cardboard backing that came with the pink doily's I used behind Betty and Rio.  The sentiment was a freebie from digital delights by louby loo( hope I got that right)  I added lil red and white rhinestones over the dots on the sentiment, and white ones to the center of my red flowers.  With Emmy it's all about the bling lately. Lol  I also punched out the little hearts on the left with a MS punch, added two different ribbons, the one on the bottom with all the hearts is older and not sure where I got it and the Valentines Day one is from my local family dollar store.  Hope you like my recycled project.  I will be putting crafting supplies in it for her valentine present(shh don't tell)