Sunday, October 30, 2011

Trick or Treat Blog Hop!

We're Hopping again today at Simply Betty Stamps!!  The DT and some friends got together and did a Secret "Great Pumpkin" Exchange!  How totally fun!!  If you hopped here from Betty's blog then you right on your way through the trail of treats...

And what would a hop be without prizes????

Today's prize is this awesome bucket... it contains six brand spankin' new stamps from our Jude and the Rockers Fall release, embellishments, and candy!  All the fun stuff in this bucket will allow you to make six cards total, and have extra paper for more projects if you wish!

Details on how to win this prize will be in tomorrow's post at the SBS blog, be sure to come on by tomorrow for our final Hop day!  Of course Betty has one single prize for today and that too will be a new secret Betty digi that will soon be available, but again only in clear stamp form!  Only the DT and the winner of today's Betty will have her in digi form TOMORROW!  Everyone else will have to be a winner on different occasions!

For this hop we get to show off what our Secret Pumpkin gave us, and I got the bestest Pumpkin in the world...Betty Boo herself!  Look at this totally fabulous bucket Betty made using a Stampendous! clear pail, papers from Echo Park and Christian Addams stamp from Simply Betty Stamps!  Eeeekkk!!!

Here's a shot at the whole thing including all the yummy goodness inside :)

She even decorated the lid, and personalized it for me!

And just lookie at all the wicked cute ribbon!!

I got a card too, this one features the Teen Scene Halloween Group Shot....does she have serious copic skills or what??!!

And the bestest part is the Halloween socks!  a three pack of Snoopy socks (you know the original Great Pumpkin was in Charlie Brown, remember??) with skulls!  LOVE them!!

Had to sport the socks for a pic, but Betty didn't say I had to have my face in the pic....bwahahahaaaa

OK, from here hop over to the totally terrific Rio's blog!!  Have fun and happy hopping!

Friday, October 28, 2011

On the Twelfth Day of Halloween

WE made it!  12 days is here and it's the final one!  

Let's recap a bit... you have until the 30th at 10pm PST to enter any of the 12 days at the Simply Betty Stamps blog.  Each day has prizes.  One person will win each prize for each day by votes.  One person will be chosen to be the next DT member for 2011, you must enter all 12 days and have the most votes to win this prize!

Now that the recap is out of the way, let's get flappin' on the last day...

On the twelfth day of Halloween
My true love gave to me
Twelve bats a-flying
Eleven casks a-leaning
Ten ghouls a-groaning
Nine ghosts a-booing
Eight monsters shrieking
Seven pumpkins glowing
Six goblins gobbling
Five scary spooks!
Four skeletons
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree

As you all may have guessed, incorporate bats in your projects!  

Today's prize is any three digis in store winner's choice!

I've gotten a bit behind so I have 2 cards for you today featuring the new and adorable Simply Betty Stamps Coquettes!  First up is Nicholas with a bat on his hat.

I kept both my cards pretty CAS for today.  This one also uses the Enchanted Flight Frame die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I simply cut it out and left as is over a paper pieced background.  Papers for this card are from the We R Memory Keepers Spookville line available in the Simply Betty Stamps store.

And next is Priscilla, complete with a frilly fan!  Papers for this one are from Doodlebug.  The yummy ribbon is  by May Arts.

Here's a closeup of her:

OK, thats it today!  Hope to see lots of your spooky Halloween creations this week for the challenge!  LOTS of chances to win!  Thanks for flying by my blog today!  Hope you have a great weekend :)


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Haunty Halloween Hop winners!

Hey peeps! Thanks so much for hopping with us last week!  Here's the list of winners, please contact me with your name and snail mail so I can get the info out to our sponsors!

Raven....from Krissy's blog...Stampendous! bg stamp

Jenn B ....from Lee's blog...Strange Skin digi set

Michelle...from Stampendous! blog...Stampendous bg stamp

Tami B...from Berenice's blog...Stampendous! bg stamp

Alison...from Pam's blog...Stampendous! bg stamp

Angelique...from Taylor's blog...Jen's Digi digi stamps

Tenia...from Wendy J's blog...Simply Betty Stamps gift certificate

Lea...from Maria's blog...Skipping Stones Halloweenie set

Indy...from Tanya's blog...Smeared Ink digis

KC...from Cyndi's blog...Dreamweavers Stencil pack

Marilyn...from Lynn's blog...Dreamweavers Stencil pack

Julie P...from Suzi's blog...Karber digis

Jingle...from Betty's blog...Stampendous! bg stamp

Nancy B...from Allison's blog...Lala Land gift certificate

Karen C...from Sandie's blog...Dreamweavers Stencil pack

You have 1 WEEK to RSVP or I will pick another winner!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Simply Betty Stamps Coquettes Release Day!

Before I show you my card for today's release, I want to remind you about the 12 Days of Halloween Challenge at Simply Betty Stamps!

On the ninth day of Halloween
My true love gave to me
Nine ghosts a-booing
Eight monsters shrieking
Seven pumpkins glowing
Six goblins gobbling
Five scary spooks!
Four skeletons
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree

So today all you have to do is incorporate a ghost in your projects.  Like yesterday you have two chances to win the three new images we will be introducing today... Lulu, Hamlet, and Priscillia!  One lucky winner will get these three digis by simply leaving a comment, the other lucky winner will win the images by participating in today's challenge.  To enter your cards please go to the SBS have until Oct 30th to play in all 12 challenges!! Please scroll all the way to the bottom for discount deals on our new release the Coquettes!

OK, so I've been a busy bee this weekend and got behind on Halloween :(  But I do have a card with one of the Coquettes for today...this is Lulu!  I've paired her with paper from Cosmo Cricket, some lace and bows :)

All stamps are now available in the shop!  They are clear stamp form and will not be released in digi at this time, maybe in the future but not a guarantee.

Of course it is not a release without some discounts right!

All six new the Coquettes stamps for $31.00 use code Coquette6
Three new Coquettes stamps for $15.00 use code Coquette3

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Haunty Halloween Hop!!

Welcome to the beginning of the Haunty Halloween Hop!  We have lots of spooky fun projects for you today and TONS of prizes up for grabs!  Please leave comments along the way at ALL the hoppers blogs for a better chance to win!  I will randomly select winners from all the comments left on all the hoppers' blogs!

Its also the 6th Day of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps...

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

Sorry for the blurry photo, I'm not sure what is up with my camera tonight?!!  I used Emo Rio Devil from Simply Betty Stamps for my focal image and colored her in reds and dark oranges.  My sentiment is from Stampendous! and paper is Eerie from Basic Grey.

AND I have a Halloween card for you from Stampendous!  This is one of my absolute favs that I made this season and I saved it just for today!  I used the new image Cling Owling Good Time, colored it with Copics, of course, and cut that out with an oval nestabilities.  Behind that is 2 layers more of Spellbinders with just a tad of sewing.  They are just rockin' out!

My background on the light purple cardstock is Cling Frightful Phrases, also by Stampendous! and then I added some spiderweb border using a MArtha Stewart punch and a tad more stitching.

(Also scroll down for my Stampendous! CAS Holiday challenge  card post )

From here, hop over to Pam's blog to see what frightful fun she has cooked up for today!  If you get lost along the way, here's the hop order:

Cyndi Bundy

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...US winners only)

Karber Digital Designs...2 digis to one winner

Skipping Stones Design...Halloweenie set (US winner only)

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! (US winners only)

Thanks for hopping with us today!!

CAS Christmas

Up for an easy challenge?  We are still doing Clean and Simple Holiday cards at Stampendous! this month and I have a new Christmas card for you!  I know, its 2 weeks of straight Halloween, but I thought I'd give you a bit of a break!

I used the new Stampendous! Cling Jumbo Peace Dove for the image, stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Opaque white EP on vellum.  Behind that is a sheet the same size of Authentique pattern paper to give it a touch of depth, as well as a couple of strips of coordinating Authentique paper at the bottom.

Go check out more cards from more of our DT:

You have until Thursday, Nov 3rd 11:59pm EST to enter!  Winner (US only) receives a Sparkle Joy set!

Also, did you know Stampendous is offering FREE shipping on all orders $50 or over (to US/APO/FPO addresses)?! Use the promo code FREESHIP and stock up on some goodies!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

On the Fifth Day of Halloween...

My true love gave to me
Five scary spooks!
Four skeletons
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree

You all know what to do right?  Just add spooks to your projects, either five spooks, one spook with the number 5, it's open to you imagination!  Now remember we will be watching really closely at the participants, the more you enter the more of a chance you will have at that big prize of being part of the DT for 2012!  Let me tell you, we have some awesomeness coming in 2012!

Now onto the prize and the DTs creations... The prize for today is Lola Addams, yep in digi to one lucky winner!  I know I said this before, but again just remember that these cuties are not available in digi form now or in the future.  SO get to playin' for the chance to have this cutie in digi form!

My spook for today is Igor Miller from the Simply Betty Stamps Teen Scene Halloween line.  I used some Spookville papers by We R Memory Keepers that I got from Betty's store!  She has TONS of cute papers, be sure to check them out!!

OK, peeps, thats it today!  Tomorrow is a HOP though with tons of prizes, so be there!!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

On the Fourth Day of Halloween...

...My true love gave to me
Four Skeletons  
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree

I couldn't decide on any skeleton stamps, so I pulled out this strip of skeleton paper from Cosmo Cricket for my 4 skeletons today and then pulled the colors from the paper to color Jacob The Werewolf from the Steampunk Halloween collection from Simply Betty Stamps.

I kept the layout very CAS since its a whole 12 days of cards!  My sentiment "come as you aren't" is from an older Unity set.  I colored the orange gingham ribbon with W1 copic to distress the white a bit, and then airbrushed my bg as well with W1, even though its hard to see (plus my stupid compressor is acting up!!  sigh)

Again, you have until Oct 30th to complete all the challenges, and today's prize is The Addams Family couple in digi form (and yes...the Teen Scene are NOT normally available in digi)  Pop over to the Simply Betty Stams blog for more inspiration and to enter your cards!

Thanks for popping in all week!  More Halloween everyday PLUS a blog hop this Saturday!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On the Third day of Halloween...

...My true love gave to me
Three black cats
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree

As you have probably already guessed, today's challenge is to incorporate a black cat on your projects!

I used Lydia the Living Dead Girl, complete with her Black cat, from the Simply Betty Stamps Steampunk Halloween collection.  I was so challenged by these itty bitty images at first, but once you learn to have a light hand, they are FABulous to color!

After I finished coloring her I added a lot of Sparkle Shimmer Spritz from Tsukineko to the whole panel.  Added 3 brads (for the day 3) and a speiderweb border (from Martha Stewart) and volia!

Please play along with us today! You have until Oct 30th to link up all your projects to the SBS blog and be eligible for a digi stamp each day or one lucky winner who completes all 12 challenges will be chosen by the DT to join our DT next year!

Other Challenges:
Crazy Challenge: Halloween
Papertake Weekly: Spooky Hues
Color Throwdown: colors
CMC Copic Challenge: fall colors (orange in shoes)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On the Second day of Halloween...

My true love gave to me
Two trick or treaters
And an owl in a rotten oak tree

The Challenge today for the 12 Days of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps is to incorporate some Trick or Treaters in to your projects!   Like yesterday you have until October 30th at 10PM PST to upload your Two Trick or Treaters project to the SBS blog!  Have fun and happy Trick or Treating!

Today's prize is...London Mummy in digi form!

On to my card for the day

My two trick or treaters are Lola Bo Peep (and her sheep) from the Zombie Teens Halloween collection. Is she a hoot or what?  I colored her really bright to match this paper from Doodlebug that I picked up at Enchanted Cottage.

Here she is a bit closer, green zombie skin, orange red eyes and all :)

And below is my favorite part of the card, a street of buttons!

Please play along with us today!  You don't have to use a Simply Betty Stamps image, but we sure LOVE to see them when you do!  And be sure to check back in with me all week for lots more Halloween fun!!  (Including our Haunty Halloween Hop this Saturday!)


Monday, October 17, 2011

On the first day of Halloween...

...My true love gave to me
An owl in a rotten oak tree!

Welcome to the Simply Betty Stamps second annual 12 days of Halloween!  If you all joined us last year, welcome back!  If you are new, hang on to your coloring media it's going to be a bumpy Broom stick ride!

Let me explain the game... unlike last year that you had two or three days to complete your projects, this time around you have until the 30th of October to upload all your projects for all the 12 days.  Of course each day will have it's own linky, but you must upload your projects accordingly.  Each project must be a new project.  On the 30th, all links will close, the DT and Betty will take one week to sort out the winners and announce them on Nov. 5th.  There will be several winners, but one person that enters ALL 12 days and is best of the best will be chosen to be a part of our DT for 2012!

For today you must create anything; card, scrap page lay out, altered item.. ANYTHING using an owl and creepy tree in  your project.  Pretty simple right?  

You have until 10pm PST on the 30th October to upload your project to the SBS blog and be considered for the prize. 

 The prize for today is Miller Igor from  the Teen Scene Halloween in... DIGI form!

My card for today features Jude and his Pumpkin Wagon from the new Jude & The Rockers Fall collection from Simply Betty Stamps.  I paired him with some Oak tree paper by We R Memory Keepers (also available in the SBS store), a tree branch from QuicKutz, and an owl stamp by Hero Arts.  The sentiment is from A Muse.

For my layout I used Jen's Deconstructed sketch for the week:

Challenge List:
Simply Betty Stamps: 12 Days of HAlloween (DT)
Deconstructing Jen: sketch
Pile It On: Fall is fun
Crafting for All Seasons:Pumpkins
Inspire me Friday: anything goes
Make It Monday: anything Goes

Friday, October 14, 2011

Merry (Teen Scene) Christmas!

 More Holiday cheer for you today from Simply Betty Stamps, and its release day!!  I have 2 cards to share with you this morning. First up is Sally Betty!  Why sally Betty? Because Christmas Betty is dressed in Sally's (from The Nightmare Before Christmas) dress!!  Squeel!!!

I kept the card very simple again for me. Soooo hard to do, but sometimes thats all that time pemits and I just have to stop adding stuff!  I used some papers from Bo Bunny, ribbon from Creative Impressions, and a sentiment from  A Muse.

Here she is closer up so you can see the touches of sparkle from the Gelly Roll glitter pen

 And here's Frosty Rio!  She was one f the first I colored, but somehow the last card that I completed :(  But Rio is such a doll decking out Frosty for the holidays!  Papers for this one are Bo Bunny and My Minds Eye.  I added a bunch of sparkly fluff... Snow White Flock mixed with Multi Glitter (both from Stampendous!)

And a closer view of Rio:

OK, so the deets on the release:

Leave a comment here, at my fellow DT blogs, AND the SBS blog for the chance to win one of these digis, winners can be found on our Winners page on the SBS blog, the two from the first and second day of previews is not posted, and the winner of todays comments will be announced Saturday morning.

Wheels and Deals on Clear Stamp form:

Purchase the 6 new "single image" Clear stamps for $32.00 and get the Couple clear stamp FREE use code: 6Teens1Free (normal price for all 7 stamps would be $44.50, now that's a steal!)
Any 3 new Teen Scene Christmas stamps for $15.00 use code 3Teens15

Teen Scene Shebang Package:
7 New Clear Stamps $44.50
6 We R Memory Keepers Peppermint Twist Embossed tags $2.94
1 6x12 Embossed Peppermint Twist Sticker Sheet $2.99
8 Peppermint Twist Designer Papers $6.80
2 Die Cut Peppermint Twist Designer papers1.98
2 Peppermint Twist Glitter Papers $3.98
Total: $63.19
Sale price: $52.00!

Grab this cute for FREE when you purchase the Shebang Kit or all seven new Digis!

Also all the Xander Zone images are now available in DIGI form on line here!  They will be in clear after the new year and once they go clear, the digis will be retired!  

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Season's Greetings from Simply Betty Stamps

Ready for a bit of Holiday Cheer??  We are this week at Simply Betty Stamps!!  Coming this Friday is the release of the new Christmas Teen Scene line!!  Today we are peeking Merry London and Season's Greetings Lola for you on the SBS blog.  Be sure to stop over and see tons of cute cards!!

I used Season's Greetings Lola today, complete with her little bud Louie.  I had fun with her pulling some slightly offbeat Christmas colors from and old scrap of Heidi Grace paper Ive been hoarding!  I kept the card really simple cause I really wanted to show her off in all her cuteness :)

Here's a close up of her and Louie.  The sentiment is from Stampendous!, I masked off part of it and then embossed it with Bright pink EP.  Can you believes it, a CAS card from me??  LOL

Be sure to take time to hop around to the other DT's blogs and leave some love, you never know where Betty will pull the winners from a comment!!  We also have 2 new DT starting this week! Please head over and give a huge welcome to Lea and Aeryn!!

Thanks for popping in to see me today! Have a merry one :)  


Pile it on: Just Because
Make it Monday: anything Goes
One Stop Craft: anything Goes
Raise the Bar: Furry Friends

Thursday, October 6, 2011

From the Xander Zone 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  Erika at Crafty Sprouts 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.

If you would like to send a card to Christian please mail to:
Christian Ford
PO Box 132314
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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 Wednesday 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.

First up I’ll show you my card for Christian, using the Xander image.  (Xander is a play on his name Christian Alexander)  I pulled out some old Junkitz papers I’ve been hoarding forever and paired it with some chipboard letters inked in Versacraft.  The Dude sentiment at the top is a chipboard piece from DCWV.

Next I have what I thought turned out totally fun using 2 of the gals in the From the Xander Zone collection.  (These images will be released in the near future).  I did my first digi merge!!  Yeah me!  They are colored up in some wild punky colors to match the Sassafras Lass paper choices.  I added some Grunge shapes from Tim Holtz embossing in Bright Pink EP from Stampendous! And of course some awesome May Arts ribbon & mesh!

Lastly, here is my 8 year old son Michael’s card.  He used Jack Skellington from the Simply Betty Burton Chibis  collection and some chipboard (Christian’s initials) and of course his favorite skull paper.  He was so concerned to find out Christian’s favorite band and put something on their about that, since he’s a true rocker too.   (Notice he even made me cut a center step card for his!!  The rest he did himself :)

I also have auction items up for bids today!

Its  a collection of my 3 favorites Simply Betty Stamps cards that I’ve ever made! 

The first is featuring The Corpse Bride Emily, and you can read about that post HERE

Next is my all time fav with sally and Jack!  The deets on that card are HERE

And finally a card featuring Betty and Christian Gomez.  Go HERE for those details.

I am taking bids on the collection of the 3 cards together in a set, including envelopes.  International bidders on the card set is fine .  

I also have a set of 2 Scrapbook Kits that I created for my store which includes 4 double page 12x12 layouts (8 total pages).  Kits include instructions, all papers, and embellishments.  Retail value over $30.  This offering is for US residents only, sorry!

(To better view page layouts, click on the picture to be shown the whole 2 page spread in a larger space)

If you would like to bid on one of my offerings for the auction please make sure to leave your name, email address, amount of your bid, and if its for the cards or layout kits.  You will be contacted within 24 hours of the close of the auction (Tuesday evening) and would ask that you make payment within 48 hours or the runner up will be chosen.

OK, From here please hop over to Kristi's blog!!

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

Simply Betty Stamps  

Thanks for hopping!  Rock on dude :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Its all about Pink & Die cuts!

Morning all!  I have a card for 2 challenges for you today!  This is Lili's Ribbon Awareness from Inky Impressions.  Our challenge at the Inky Challenge blog this week is to show your support!  

This week we want to see you support Breast Cancer Awareness! As of 2010 there are almost 2.5 million Women & Men who are SURVIVORS of this horrible disease! Lets shows these survivors how much we care and support them in their fight!

So the Inkettes would love to see your Breast Cancer Awareness cards AND/OR Monochromatic cards.

One winner who uses an Inky Image will receive an "Inky Prize Pack".
One Winner who doesn't use and Inky Image will receive an Inky Digi.

I have used a monochromatic pink theme using some fun papers from Echo Park's "Little Girl" and "Everyone Loves Christmas" collections.  I picked up both at the Simply Betty Stamps web store :)  Lili is stamped on Cryogen white and then colored with Copic markers.

Ou challenge this week for you at Fab'n'Funky is to use die cuts or punches or both!  I pulled out my Flowers Stackers 5 die  from Cheery Lynn Designs and cut three flowers, curled them a bit and added some distressing with Sweet Blush ink from PTI.  I also used Border Carnivale (also from CLD) for a border strip, a bit of SU! Rose Romance ribbon and the sentiment is a tag that I cut out from the Echo Park Little Girl line.

I'd love to see you play along with BOTH challenges this week!

My Challenge list:
Inky Impressions: Show your Support (DT)
Fab'n'Funky: dies or punches (DT)
My Sheri Crafts: Think Pink
Di's Digi Design: make your own flowers
Inspire me Fridays: anything goes
Make it Mondays: anything Goes

OK, don't forget today is the LAST day to enter for my follower blog candy! And tomorrow is our special HOP and AUCTION for Christian!