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Friday, July 18, 2014

Mermaid Release Time!

Hello everyone.  I am so happy to present some super cute mermaids from Simply B Stamps.  Aren't they adorable?  Each one has a specific challenge and all the details will be posted on the SBS blog.  Here are the images along with the items used for the challenge:

Mermaid Betty
(Rhinestones/Gems)

Mermaid Corinne
(Glitter)

Sheri Mermaid
(Ribbon or Twine)

Bettina Mermaid
(Heat Embossing)

You can purchase these adorable mermaids right here.

Please head over to the Simply B Blog and check out all the challenge details.  Below you will find our Design Team list.  Please check out all the hard work they did to create inspiration for you.  Feel free to leave some love when you stop by.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG

 Rebecca - That's me!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Love to Create Clean & Layered #123

 
Hello everyone.  I am so excited to tell you that I was asked to be a guest designer for Love to Create.   The challenge this time is Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered. The sponsor is ArtbyMiran.  I was given this beautiful image called Lillian to work with.  I decided Clean & Layered would be the way to go with this one.  The matted layer is popped up, the image is popped, the bottom row of flowers is popped up and I cut the bow off of the original image and layered actual ribbon instead.
 
As I type this I am celebrating the 4th of July with my family.  I traveled from Ohio to Kentucky to be with them.  My beautiful great niece, Bailey, said she wanted this card.  I brought some cards down with me and I gave my niece and her husband 3 cards.  I brought Bailey one that she had previously picked out from my blog.  She saw the other 3 cards and was upset that she only got one.  She looked at my cards and said this one was hers and she wanted 2 more so that she would have the most.  She is 5.  I just love her.
 
I hope you like the card and I hope you check out Love to Create and ArtbyMiran.  Thanks to LTC for allowing me to create with them and thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.
 
FTPD & NLG
 
Card Recipe:
Image:  Lillian by ArtbyMiran
Paper:  DCWV
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp
Ribbon:  Darice
Misc:  Copics, Ranger super fine black embossing powder, SU dimensionals,
Copic Opaque White on the flowers and eyes 
 
Challenges entered
 
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Ribbons and flowers
Aud Sentiments #110 - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - My favorite things (Copics, ribbon)
Creative Fingers #42 - Anything goes
 Send a Smile 4 Kids - Bright colors 4 kids
Sweet Stampin' - Pretty in pink
  My Mum's Craft Shop #19 - Bright colors
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Anything goes  
Marker Pop #47 - Anything goes
     

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #203 Forever Young

 
Welcome to my blog.  If you are here for the first time, thanks so much for checking out my blog.  If you have been here before, thanks for coming back. It is time for the new Corrosive Challenges challenge which is Forever Young.  All you need to do is create a project for a baby, child or just the young at heart.  Our sponsor is A&T Designs, home of the Emerald Fairies.  I was given this adorable image called Isabella to work with.  She is so cute.
One of my nieces recently moved and she has three small children.  I thought I would send this to them when they get all settled in their new home.  They love to get mail.  I cut Isabella out and popped her up.  I added googly eyes as an inside joke for my cousin Candy who reads my blog.  I couldn't help myself.
 
Please head over to Corrosive Challenges and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
 
FTPD & NLG
 
Card Recipe:
Image:  Isabella by A&T Designs
Paper:  Doodlebug & from my Box-o'-Scraps
Sentiment: Artful Inkables Enchanted Fairies Set
Punches & Dies:  McGill Pine, Sizzix Flourishes #11, EK Butterfly, Distress Ink, Stampin' Up label punch
Misc:  Copic markers, Copic Opaque White, Stickles, Ranger super fine embossing powder, We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
 
Challenges entered:
 
 Delightful Challenges - My favorite things (Copics, Stickles & dies)
 Crafting From The Heart #25 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #139 - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #110 - Anything goes
 Creative Fingers #42 - Anything goes
  Send a Smile 4 Kids - Bright colors 4 kids
Sweet Stampin' - Pretty in pink
 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

KennyK Challenge #175 - Dots & Stripes


Happy Almost 4th of July!!! It is time for another fabulous challenge from KennyK's Krafty Krew.  It is the usual drill...Anything Goes with a Twist.  Our twist this time is Dots & Stripes.  3 digis to the winner, 5 if you incorporate the twist.  Also, the top 3 get a digi each.  All the details are posted on the KennyK's Krafty Krew blog.

For my project, I made a Step Block Card.  I found the instructions on YouTube.  It is from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  The link is here.  I am using Fourth of July from KennyK Downloads.  Since I had already colored this before I saw Dawn's video, I flipped the card around because my image fit better this way.  My stripes are on the image and I added gems to the flourishes for my dots.  FYI, the green on the top flouish isn't really green.  The paper was shiny silver and I was wearing a green shirt when I took the picture.  I hope you like it and I hope you join us for the challenge. Please head over to KennyK's Krafty Krew and check out what the rest of the design team created for your inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe:
Image:  Fourth of July by KennyK
Paper:  Stampin' Up glitter paper paper from my Box-o'-Scraps
Dies & Punches:  Spellbinders Bird Flourishes & Stampin' Up Label, McGill Branches
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Misc:  Copics, Gems from Darice, Glossy Accents on boots, Stickles glitter on image stars, 3D Stars Stickers from Sticko (EK), Flocked Alphabet Chipboard

Challenges entered:
 
Artistic Inspirations #98 - Patriotic colors
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything goes
Digi Designs - Lots of layers
Scribble and Scrap #21 - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #25 - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #183 - Embossing
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  #42 - Anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps #110 - Anything goes
 Party Time Tuesday #179 - Red, white & blue

 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sydney and Candy

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to quickly ask you all to head over to my cousin Candy's blog and checkout what she created with my sweet baby Sydney as her inspiration.  Candy spent last week with me helping me, my sister, and niece clean and organize my studio.  While she was here she went shopping in Sydney's studio (aka her craft cage) and took home some treasures.  I just want you all to see what she, with the help of Sydney, created.  It is just wonderful.
Please visit Candy's blog and leave her some love.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG

Corrosive Challenges #202 - Color Me Happy!

Hello everyone.  We have another great challenge going on at Corrosive Challenges.  The theme this time is Color Me Happy.  All you have to do is use your favorite markers, pens, paints, etc to color your project.  I went with Copics because that is my favorite.  We have two amazing sponsors this time...Art by Miran and Aurora Wings.  The prizes are 3 digis and $10 voucher respectively.  Here are my projects.

Miss Tattoo from Art by Miran

Snapdragon by Aurora Wings

Both companies have amazing digis.  It was hard to choose which ones I wanted so I let someone else do it for me.  Thanks Regan, you chose well.  I truly enjoyed working in my studio now that it is clean and I could find everything.  The coloring took forever but the cards came together quickly.  I went CAS for the Snapdragon and brought out some of my favorite flowers and paper for Miss Tattoo.

Please head over to Corrosive Challenges and check out what the rest of the design team created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG

Card Recipes:

Miss Tattoo
Stamp by Art by Miran
Papers by DCWV
Embossing folder Feathers by Elizabeth Craft Design
Flowers by Petaloo and Irene's Papers-n-Things
Dies by Marianne Design
Misc:  Darice gems, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen clear, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear, Copics, Glossy Accents, SU Dimensionals

Snapdragon
Stamp by Aurora Wings
Paper by DCWV
Embossing folder by Anna Griffin
Sentiment by Simon Says Stamp
Punch by EK Success
Misc:  Copics, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen clear, Wink of Stella glitter pens, embossing powder, SU Dimensionals

Challenges entered Miss Tattoo


 Challenges entered Snapdragon


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rubber Ducky Jude




Here is the fifth and final for today.  This is going to be a quick post as blogger has done some damage to me today.  
 
My final little baby from Simply Betty is called Rubber Ducky Jude.  This reminds me of my childhood days at grandma's house and she had no indoor plumbing.  I was grateful when I was old enough to stay with my cousins without my parents since they did have indoor plumbing. 
 
 Jude has been colored with Copics and I added a bunch of Stickles to the bubbles.  For the rest I used:
Embossing folder - Darice
Papers - Stash
Ribbon - Stash
Thanks for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG
 
Challenges entered:
 
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #177 - Glitter
Charisma Cardz #13 - Sparkle and shine (glitter)
 Suzy Bee's #34 - Anything goes
 Bizzy Becs June - Anything goes
 Creative Fingers #40 - Anything goes
 

Baby Blocks Rio


This is my fourth post today.  Wow this might just make a record for me and I'm not done yet.

This cute little girl is called Baby Blocks Rio.  She is one of the new babies from Simply Betty that were released yesterday.  The blocks come blank so I added some rub on letters that I found when we were cleaning up my craft room.  It's like finding treasures when you clean up your crafts.  I found lots of things that I had forgotten I had.

I have colored her with Copic markers.  The rest of the recipe is:

Embossing folder - Darice
Papers - Stash
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Rub on - Stash
Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG

Challenges entered:

Card Mania #49 - Babies
Crafting From The Heart #23 - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Sweet Stamps #174 - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #270 - Tie it up
Little Miss Muffet #88 - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's #34 - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge #122 - For a child 
Brown Sugar #99 - Dots and/or stripes
 

Little Miss Attitude Lola


Post number 3!  Boy I'm on a roll.

This is my third little one to show you from Simply Betty.  She is Little Miss Attitude Lola.  She so belongs in my family.  I have several nieces and they all have this attitude.  I don't know how I didn't get any of this attitude since I'm so perfect......okay everyone laugh now.  Lola is also colored with Copics.  Here is the rest of the recipe I used.

Embossing folder - Darice
Paper - DCWV
Ribbon - Darice
Corner punch - Corner Chomper
Nail heads - Stash
Stickles

Thanks again for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG
 
 Challenges entered:
 
  Southern Girls - Punches and/or dies
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's #34 - Anything goes
Bizzy Bec's June - Anything goes
Card Mania #49 - Babies
Nordsalten #98 - Anything goes
 
 

Nap Time Miller


Here is post number two.  Isn't he just so cute!  This is Nap Time Miller.  He is one of the newest additions to Simply Betty Stamps.   Betty has just released eight new babies and they are so very adorable!!  I just love them all.

I have used my Copics to color him up and then added a little button brad for his jammies.  Here is the rest of the recipe.

Die cut - Stampin' Up
Embossing folder - Darice
Papers - Stash
Ribbon -Darice
Rhinestones - Stash
Punch - Corner Chomper

Thanks so much for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG

Challenges entered:


Baby Mess London


Yesterday Simply Betty released a set of adorable little toddlers.  I posted them all together but wanted to showcase each one today.  

This one is my sisters favorite of the five babies.  She is called Baby Mess London.  I just love all the mess she is making.  She is colored up with my Copics of course.  I wanted to go simple with these babies to just focus on the stamp itself.  The papers are all from Oriental Trading.

Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG

 Challenges entered:
 
Card Mania #49 - Babies
  The Crazy Challenge #173 - For the little ones
  Love to Create #120 - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Rhedd and Rosie #35 - Anything goes
Bizzy Becs June - Anything goes

Friday, June 20, 2014

Baby Teens from SBS






Hi everyone.  Simply B Stamps has some new adorable Teen Scene babies for you today.  I am showcasing 5 of them but there are 8 in total.  They are just the cutest little things aren't they.  I left them all CAS because I ran out of time.  My AMAZING cousin, sister and niece spent the last week helping me lose my Queen Messy Desk title.  My studio has been a wreck for years and I couldn't find a thing.  They worked so hard to help me out and I am so appreciative.  Thanks to Candy, Robin and Bianca!!!!

Since I now know where everything is, I had an idea.  I have tons of supplies I forgot I even bought.  If anyone would like to see me do something special in a project, please leave me a comment and suggestion.  I will randomly choose one and do it.  I like to be challenged especially now that I can find everything.

Now back to business.  Betty has an amazing giveaway for you.  Here are the details in Betty's words:

Seeing how we are continuing our awesome 4th Birthday celebration we have yet another fun little contest!  This is for a HUGE package of ALL and any Teen Scene lines that release  from July 2014 through December 2014!  Yep any Teen Scene full lines that release between those dates!  What's the contest?  Why another challenge of course!

Using any of the new Teen babies create one project and do NOT use any traditional baby colors: Light Pink, Yellow, Baby Blue, Baby Green.  NOTHING pastel and nothing traditional baby!
You have until the 29th of June @ 4:59 PM PST to create your projects and upload them to the linky tool below!

Please head over to our design team's blogs and check out what they did and leave them some love.  Feel free to leave me some too.  I could use it right now.

Special Guest for our Release: Rita
Corinne
Celina
Emily
Irene
Kay
Lisa H.
Louise
Rebecca - you are here!
Tanja

Thanks so much for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG

Friday, June 13, 2014

New SBS Steampunks

Lenore at the Grave

Tattooed

Hi everyone.  It is time for some more fabulous Steampunk images from Simply B Stamps.  I must admit that I had some issues with these.  It is sad but I may need to start wearing glasses when I color.  I have all intentions of coloring these again to see if I can do a better job next time.

Please use the links below to check out what the rest of the fabulous design team has created.  You will not be disappointed.  They all kicked my humble heinie with these.  They all amaze me.  Also, please give them a little love while you are there.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG

Lisa H

Card Recipe for Lenore at the Grave:
Image:  Lenore at the Grave by SBS
Papers: Generic
Sentiment:  Stampin UP
Punches & Dies:  We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Misc:  Copics, mesh fabric, Wink of Stella glitter pen, Darice gems, Distress Ink

Card Recipe for Tattooed:
Image:  Tattooed by SBS
Papers: Stampin Up
Sentiment:  Stampin UP
Punches & Dies:  Stampin UP & Cheery Lynn, Sizzix
Misc:  Copics, SU dimensionals, Distress Ink, SU Ink, Darice gems, random flower

Challenges entered Lenore at the Grave:


Challenges entered Tattoed:

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Corrosive Challenges #201 Crop It!


Hi all!  It is time for another fabulous challenge at Corrosive Challenges.  All you have to do is "Crop It".  We are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.  All the details will be posted here.  This will be a quick post as I had a very busy day.  I saw Maleficent with 3 of my nieces today.  We had a great time.  Then my sister cleaned out some of my shelves at home as they were getting quite cluttered.  Bianca cleaned all 5 bird rooms and their jungle gym.  They look great.  Thanks Bianca.

Please head over to Corrosive Challenges and join in.  Also don't forget to check back with CC on Monday to see who won all the fabulous prizes from our big 200th Challenge Blog Hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe:
Sentiment:  Tim Holtz Hashtags
Dies:  Spellbinders, Simon Says Stamp & Stampin Up
Paper:  DCWV
Misc:  Copics, Darice Gems, SU dimensionals, Wink of Stella glitter pen, Distress Ink, feathers

Challenges entered:


Friday, June 6, 2014

Birthday Betty Boos Blog Hop

Birthday Goddess

Pinata

Hello everyone.  As you know, Simply B Stamps turned 4 this month so we are having a blog hop to celebrate.  If you arrived here from the oh-so-talented Emily, then you are on the right track.  If not, don't worry, the entire hop list is posted below.  Please make sure you start from the beginning because all the hop details will be posted on the SBS blog.

Betty has created 4 new Birthday Betty Boos for you.  They can be found here.  They are so stinkin' adorable.  The first card I did was the Birthday Goddess.  I started coloring her blond hair and asked my niece what color her dress should be.  She said "my signature color pink of course", you know because she has blond hair and is a Goddess herself.  MWAH Grace! On the second card, I used a piece of striped paper that I just love.  I thought it had pinata colors to it.  I embossed the brown background but I am afraid you can't see it very well in the picture.  I really need to take photography lessons.

Well that's all the babbling I will do so you can continue the hop.  Your next stop is the fantastic Tanja.  You won't be disappointed. Enjoy!!!
Rebecca - You are here!

Card Recipe Birthday Goddess:
Image and Sentiment from SBS
Dies and Punches:  Spellbinders & SU
Embossing Folder:  Anna Griffin
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Misc:  Copics, MS glitter glue, Stickles, Wink of Stella glitter pen, SU dimensionals

Card Recipe Pinata:
Image and Sentiment from SBS
Embossing Folders:  Darice
Misc:  Copics, Bakers Twine, SU dimensionals, glue dots, Distress Ink, Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for stopping by.
FTPD & NLG

Challenges entered:

Birthday Goddess

Loves Rubberstamps #106 - Anything goes
 Sweet Stamps #172 - Ribbons, buttons and/or bows
Word Art Wednesday #135 - Anything goes
 Cute Card Thursday #324 - Perfectly pink
Paper Crafting Journey - Perfect in pink
 Craftitude #66 - Pop it up
Robyn's Fetish #214 - Anything goes
Crafting From the Heart #21 - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef #32 - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Happy Birthday

Pinata

 Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Scrapper's Delight #24 - Layer it up
 Delightful Challenges - All tied up
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #66 - Embossing
Suzy Bee's #31 - Layer it up
 The East Wind #8 - Embossing
Crafty Hazelnut's June - Patterned paper
 Scribble & Scrabble #19 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz #233 - Anything goes 
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything goes

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