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.