Saturday, December 24, 2011

Keep Fighting

One of the first digital stamps I ever got was from Doodle Pantry.  I absolutely love the way Laurie draws.  I think I own every birdie she has ever done.  This one is especially dear to me.  I know several people that have battled breast cancer and one that lost her battle.  The holidays can be especially rough when battling cancer or when you are dealing with the loss of someone due to cancer.  I am dedicating this to all the women out there.

I colored this little birdie green and gold for a reason.  I have parrots and I wanted to combine some of their colors so that they would all be represented and none of them would be jealous.  I can't have angry birds in the house at Christmas time.

Thanks for stopping by.


Entered in the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenge - Anything but Christmas - also DT call (wish me luck)
The Crafty Pad - Anything but Christmas
Sparkles Forum - Anything but Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Card and Gift Set

Christmas is almost here and you never know when you will need a quick little gift for someone.  The Sassy Studio Designs Team has come up with a few "just in case" ideas for you.  Mine is very simple.  I made my card with this fabulous Mistletoe SSD image.  I colored her with Copics and popped her up on some festive Christmas paper. 

Then I took some Hersheys Nuggets and covered them with the background paper.  I wrapped it all up in some plastic and added the same ribbon I used on the card so everything coordinated.

Please hop over to Sassy Studio Designs to see what the other Design Team members created and have a wonderful holiday season!!!

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Alternative Christmas

Hi everyone.  Today at Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls we challenge you to create a project inspired by an alternative Christmas movie.  I chose Nightmare Before Christmas, for several reasons.  First, because it was the first movie I thought of.  Second, because it is my niece and namesake Becca's favorite movie of all time.  Third, because I have TONS of Nightmare Before Christmas.  And last, but not least, because I worked a craft show this weekend and got an order for it.

The fabulous image I am using is from Sassy Studio Designs.  Don't Jack and Sally look so happy together?  I colored them with Copics.  I cut Sally out and popped her up with SU dimensionals.  The holly background is perfect for them.  I double matted them with 8x10 white/black mats.  Now it is ready for framing.

Please hop over to BTBD and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration.  Then play along, won't you? 

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spaghetti Anyone?

It is Preview Day #3 for the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun line from Simply Betty Stamps.  I love these images.  This is Spaghetti Christian.  As soon as I saw this one I knew I wanted to use this background.  It just reminds me of an old fashioned spaghetti place from my childhood. 

I colored Spaghetti Christian with Copics.  I used an EK border punch.  The ribbon is from Darice.  I added the piece of black paper behind the main piece because it needed some pop.  I hope that did the trick.  The spaghetti looks so yummy.  I am a pasta junkie.  I am also a chef junkie.  I love so many of them.  I am one in my fantasy world.  But then again, I am also dating Jared Padalecki in my fantasy world.  My husband doesn't mind.

Please head over to SBS and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done.  We have an awesome group of ladies.

Thanks for stopping by.


Rocky Horror

Hi everyone.  It is time for another Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls Challenge.  The Challenge is Repo the Genetic Opera vs The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  I think from my card you can tell which way I went.  Since I have only seen Rocky Horror, I couldn't do Repo justice. 

My image is from Smeared Ink.  It was the closest thing I had to Rocky Horror.  I made the lips background with clipart lips.  I turned the stockings into fishnets with a Copic marker.  The border punch is Drippy Goo from Martha Stewart.  I must admit this is my favorite border punch.  I use it all the time.

Please head over to Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration.  Then please join in won't you?  I would love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Cupcakes ala Lola

Welcome back for the second preview day of the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun line from Simply Betty Stamps.  Today we bring you Cupcake Lola.  I love this image.  I have tons of nieces and Cupcake Lola reminds me of all of them.  I love to bake and tried to share that with my nieces (and nephew, I didn't forget you Frank).  They always had that nervous proud look on their faces when they presented their creations.  So sweet.

I colored Lola with Copics.  The used a deco corner punch for around the image and mat.  The candle border punch is from EK as is the corner punch I used.  The designer paper is from SU.  The purple ribbon is from Darice.  I have built up quite a ribbon collection now so you will be seeing lots more ribbon from me in the future.

I also have a confession to make.  I planned on spending the entire Thanksgiving weekend finishing my studio.  The weekend is now over and I haven't done a thing in the studio yet.  I feel very guilty but I did have a lovely weekend except for Sunday.  I caught the plague and spent all day Sunday in bed.  I am feeling much better now.  Hope you all had a great weekend.

Please head over to SBS and see what the rest of the design team has created.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Teen Scene Kitchen Fun

Hi everyone.  I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Today is the first day of the last Simply Betty Stamps release for 2011.  This new line is called Teen Scene Kitchen Fun.  Today we bring you Baking Betty.  Isn't she a cutie pie?! 

I colored Baking Betty with Copics.  I used a bunch of Darice papers and ribbon for this card.  Obviously, I was really feeling pink and green today.  I know I didn't go in a very holiday direction.  I just felt like I needed some bright colors.  I do love bright colors. 

I went to the tree lighting and fireworks in downtown Cleveland last night.  I really don't like big crowds but I had a great time.  I went with my friend, her daughter and Bianca.  We walked all over the place.  They actually had a food truck that was serving frog legs.  Sarah went with a hotdog instead.  I don't blame her.  We aren't frog leg kind of girls.  The fireworks were loud but beautiful.  We have decided to make it our new Christmas tradition. 

Please head over to SBS and check out what the rest of the design team has created.  Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

It is a color challenge at Sassy Studio Designs today.  Today we challenge you to use the colors of Thanksgiving in your project...brown for turkey, red for cranberries, white for potatoes and orange for pumpkins.  Easy peasy!!!  I used this fabulous Holiday Victorian image from SSD.  I was hoping to have my card double as a belated birthday card for Grandma JuJu.  She is a tough one to create for.  Our styles are totally different.  I hope she likes it.  I may or may not add a sentiment.  I haven't decided yet.

I colored this with Copics as usual.  I colored while watching Supernatural.  Probably not a such a bright idea.  I can't concentrate while watching Jared Padalecki.  I think it came out okay though.  I think you can do just about anything to an SSD image and it will still look beautiful.  Lindsay is quite a talented artist.  All her images are beautiful.

Please head over to SSD and see what the others have created for your inspiration.  Then join in.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Have a great Thanksgiving.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Giving Thanks

Good morning all.  It is time for another Sassy Studio Designs Fabulous Freebie Friday on Paper Craft Planet.  Today, our fabulous hostess Miss Regan is giving away this beautiful image called Happy Thanksgiving.  As always, this freebie will only be available for 24 hours and only for the SSD followers.  Please head over there to get yours.  If you aren't a follower, head on over and become one.  We have a new freebie every Friday!

I colored my image with Copics, cut her out and popped her up with SU dimensionals.  The designer paper is also from SU.  The leaves are from Dress it Up.  I have tons of Dress it Up embellies.  I absolutely love them.  I just cut off the button hoo daddies on the back and attached them with glue dots.  The ribbon is satin and is from Darice. 

Please head over to SSD on PCP and get your freebie.  Then head over to the SSD shop and see what other amazing images Lindsay has to offer.  She is awesome!  Her talent is endless.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today at Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls we are doing Dystopian films.  For those of you who don't know what that is (which I didn't either when I got the assignment), here is the definition.

A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively,
cacotopia,[1] kakotopia, cackotopia, or anti-utopia) is

the vision of a society that is the opposite of utopia. A dystopian society is often a planned structured society in which the conditions of life are deliberately made miserable, characterized by poverty, oppression, violence, disease, scarcity, and/or pollution for the benefit of a select minority or some unnatural societal goal.

I chose Planet of the Apes.  I found this great image online.  It was from a coloring book.  I colored it with Copics.  All the paper is generic and I distressed it with my Tim Holtz distress tool.  I think it came out pretty darn good.  My friend thinks it looks like her husband.  I don't think so.

Please head over to Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls and play along.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Honey Hopping with Sassy Studio Designs

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the Sassy Studio Designs Holiday Honey Blog Hop!!!  If you came from the oh-so-talented Kathy's blog, you are on the right track.  I have been dying for this all week.  The previews were so stinkin' cute.  Lindsay, you are amazing!  I am showcasing Ariel for you today.  What a doll she is.  All the beautiful images are now available for sale.  Before you buy, hop along with us won't you?  We have some great fun lined up for you.  As you hop, each DT member or guest designer has a trivia question about the 12 Days of Christmas on their blog. All you have to do for a chance to win 3 fabulous images from this release is to leave the answers in a comment on the SSD blog. Entries with the correct answers to all 12 questions will be put in the hopper and the winner will be chosen randomly.  You have until Monday, November 14th at Midnight to enter.  My question is:

 What do the 9 ladies dancing symbolize?
But wait, there's more. As you hop, leave each member some love along the way. Each comment will put you in the hopper for 1 brand new Holiday Honey image. There will be 2 winners and you never know which DT member's blog comments the winner will be chosen from, so spread your love around.
We will also be hosting a Party Chat tonight at 7 pm Pacific time. Just head on back to the SSD blog, click the Party Blog flag and join in.  The next stop along the way is the fabulously talented Julie.  If you didn't start at the SSD blog, here is the entire hop order so you don't miss anyone.
Rebecca - You are here
Elenor (Guest)
Thank you so much for stopping by. See you at the Party Chat tonight.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SSD Holiday Honey Preview

Good morning.  Sassy Studio Designs has been previewing new images all week.  Today is my turn and I am proud to bring you Sleeping Beauty herself, Holiday Honey Aurora.

How beautiful is she?!  I colored her with Copics, cut her out and popped her up with SU dimensionals.  The ribbon is from Darice, the poinsettia is from Martha Stewart.  The background is some awesome foil paper I found at Hollo's.  I am currently exploring the world of metal.  I ran it through my BigShot with a snowflake embossing folder.  I love the shine. 

Saturday SSD will be hosting the Holiday Honey Blog Hop.  We will have awesome prizes, Christmas trivia and a party chat with the Design Team and other crafters around the globe.  I hope you will join us.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jude and the Rockers - Christmas!!!!

Hello everyone,  Princess Procrastination here.  I apologize for the hour delay in my posting.  I have been quite busy and didn't have time to work on my cards using the new Jude and the Rockers Christmas stamps from Simply Betty Stamps until today.

Aren't they adorable?!  I colored them all with Copics.  I also flocked the Santa hat and the slippers.  The embellies are from Dress it Up and Buttons Galore.  I put some Diamond Glaze on the milk glass and the glasses.  These little cuties were fun to color but as I said, I rushed through it way to quickly.  I hope Betty will forgive me.  She sure has done an awesome job with these images.

Please hop over to Simply Betty Stamps to see how you can get them for your very own.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Fabulous Freebie Friday

Good morning everyone.  It is time for another Fabulous Freebie Friday with Sassy Studio Designs and Paper Craft Planet.  Today is Create a Scene and the Fabulous Freebie is Domestic Diva from SSD.

I colored my Domestic Diva with Copics, cut her out and popped up only the top half of her.  Don't you think she looks like Adrienne Maloof?  I have a confession to make.  I have a guilty pleasure and it is the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  If you don't know Adrienne, she is one of the housewives.  From the moment I got this image I knew I wanted to color her hair like Adrienne's hair.  Her face is so similar I think.  Maybe it is just me.  This week's episode had Adrienne learning how to roast a chicken.  When Lisa told her to wash the chicken, she took it to the sink and washed it with hand soap.  Good thing she is rich and has a chef.

If you would like to have your own copy of this Domestic Diva, just hop over to the SSD group on PCP.  If you are a follower, you get her for free.  If you are not and you want her, just join us.  Once you are a follower, you can download her.  She will only be available for 24 hours so you better hurry.  Head on over there.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BTBD Challenge - Scary Kids

Hi everyone.  Today at Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls we are doing Scary Kids, well sort of.  The challenge is to do something inspired by a movie with scary kids or a movie that scares kids or just use a character that scares kids.  I chose...the scariest of them all...The Wicked Witch of the West!!!

This is my first tri shutter card.  I love the way it came out.  The Wizard of Oz is my absolute favorite movie.  I got this awesome Graphic 45 paper a little while ago and I have been dying to use it.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs.  Isn't it great?  I colored my witch with Copics.  I am limited with my grays but I think it came out just great.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It was part of a Christmas sample pack.  The sentiment is from Archivers (a special exclusive set) and the spider is from K&Co (I think).

Now it is time to put on your thinking cap.  Do you have a scary movie kid in mind?  Or a scary movie character?  We would love to see what you come up with.  Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls would love to have you participate.  Please stop over and see what the other Design Team members have done.  They are super talented.  Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween!

Today is the final day of the Secret Great Pumpkin exchange at Simply Betty Stamps.  If you got here from Lea's blog, you are on the right track.  We have the final hop all ready for you and an AWESOME prize.  Today's prize is one mega Bucket! It has 12 new stamps, yep you heard me! Both not yet released! That means you will not only get the stamps before everyone else, but will be a part of our release days if you so choose to be, not required but it is an open invitation to be Guest Release DT Member. Both of these lines will not, I repeat not be available in digi, and if you are a digi lover and you win this prize, or any of the other two prizes and would like to switch them out for digis, Betty will grant that wish for you!
My Secret Pumpkin Pal was Alison.  Look at this awesome card she made me.  The coloring is so amazing on it.

Here are my socks!!!!

And the yummies!!!!

Today is also the day you find out how you can win the amazing prizes that were announced.  All you have to do is upload your best Halloween picture in Mr. Linky on the SBS blog! Yep that's it! Everyone should probably have their cameras out tonight anyway so there is no reason you can't use the pictures to win some awesome prizes.

Your picture must be Halloween, your family trick or treating, having dinner in your costumes, anything Halloween and in a costume! You will have until Nov. 3rd to upload your picture, the DT gals and I will vote on three of our favorites in the following catagories: Cutest, Funniest, Most Original! Mr. Linky will be gone by Nov. 3rd, and the three winners will be announced Nov. 10th on Betty's Birthday! Whoohoo! Like yesterday, today you can win a secret Betty digi just by leaving a comment on the SBS blog letting Betty  know what you thought of our posts and projects! Please leave us some lovin' too.
Now scoot on over to my good friend Lelia and check out her goodies.

If you stopped by here first, please go back and follow this order:

Start: SBS
Rebecca - You are Here
End: SBS

From all of us at Simply Betty Stamps we wish you and your family a very Happy Halloween, stay safe out there, have a Spooktacular good time.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you pictures.
Thanks for stopping by.  FTPD & NLG

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Simply Betty Hop Day #2

Hi everyone.  Did you enjoy Simply Betty's Halloween Hop yesterday?  Well today is day #2.  We have some new DT members and guests for today's hop.  Halloween is almost here.  Are you ready for all the trick-or-treaters?  I will be making my treat bags today.  I am such a procrastinator.

So here is the blog hop list for today. I am not on it today, my day is tomorrow.  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see all the goodies my Secret Pumpkin Pal sent me and for the announcement of the last prize and how you can win that prize, or todays, or yesterdays!
Today's prize is an awesome bucket... it contains six brand spankin' new stamps from SBS's Jude and the Rockers Fall release, embellishments, and candy! All the fun stuff in the 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 on SBS.  Be sure to come on by.  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 win her on different occasions!

Get to hoppin' and have a Ghoulish good time!

Robin Guest and my sister
See you tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Hop with Simply Betty Stamps

Just because the 12 Days of Halloween is over at Simply Betty Stamps, doesn't mean the Halloween fun is over.  You still have until the 30th to upload your projects for any of the 12 days and be in the running for all the fabulous prizes.  And we have a special treat for the next 3 days.  Today is the beginning of our special Halloween Blog Hop!

Betty had a great idea for the Design Team.  She decided to have a Secret Pumpkin Exchange amongst the DT and a few friends.  We each got a Secret Pumpkin Pal and were asked to gift our SPP with a pair of Halloween socks, some candy and a handmade Halloween card.

On each blog of the hop you will see what that person got from their Secret Pumpkin, and they will reveal who it was.  There will be three days of It's the Great Secret Pumpkin Exchange Blog Hop. Each day will have a Spooktacular Prize, however the details on how you can win the prize will not be revealed until October 31st and the winners of each prize will be announced on Nov. 10th on Betty's  birthday. 

Today's Prize is a super cute bucket with three Teen Scene Halloween stamps, embellishments and candy! You will be able to create three different awesome cards with all the fun goodies and your stamp included in this bucket! The Stamps included are: Addams Couple, Teen Scene Halloween Group, and the Addams Portrait rubber stamps!

OK, let's get started with day one!
Here is the hop order:
Simply Betty Stamps
Ends at SBS

Leave a comment on SBS with your favorite project for a chance to win a special Secret Betty Digi... you won't want to miss this chance, as she along with the rest of the Betty's will soon be available in clear stamp form only! Only you and the DT will have her before everyone else.   I am not scheduled until the 31st so you will have to wait to see what I got.  Have a frightfully good time!

Friday, October 28, 2011


My ghoul love gave to me
12 Bats a-flying

Today is the final day of the 12 Days of Halloween Challenge from Simply Betty Stamps.  Congrats to me as I was able to complete a project for all 12 days.  Congrats to Betty for another successful 12 day challenge.  It was so much fun. 

For my 12 bats a-flying I chose Vampire Christian from SBS because he already had 2 bats with him.  I colored him with Copics, cut him out and popped him up on some dp that had bats all over it.  Then I mounted it in my mini flip book.  I miscalculated and still have one flap left in my book left.  I thought the 12 Days of Halloween would fill up the entire book.  I guess I forgot how to count. 

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think is missing from my book.  I have spiders, bats, ghosts, vampires, pumpkins and more.  But what am I missing?

All the details of this challenge are posted on Simply Betty Stamps.  Please play along.  You still have time.  Thanks for stopping by.



Thursday, October 27, 2011


My ghoul love gave to me
11 Casks a-leaning
Welcome to Day11 of Simply Betty's 12 Days of Halloween.  I did not know what a cask was when I got this assignment.  I had to ask.  Betty put the definition on the post for today but if you haven't been there yet, I will tell you.  A cask is a sort of barrel that can hold wine.  This image is Ginger from Simply Betty's Funky Pirates.  She came with her own barrel so there's my cask. 

I am almost done with my mini flip book.  Even though I am rushing through this book and yesterday was not one of my finer moments, I still like it.  I am following my mother's suggestion and just having fun and not killing myself over it.  I do have to say that I will never be rushing through again.  I just feel I could have given it so much more.  I need to practice some time management skills.

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to SBS to see all the challenge details.  Have a good one.



Today at Sassy Studio Designs we are doing your favorite movie for Dare to be Sassy Thursday.

My favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz.  You may be wondering why I chose Hermione Granger from Harry Potter for this assignment.  I will tell you.  I have the Wiz planned for next week so I decided to go with another movie I love which is Harry Potter.  I have read all the books and seen all the movies.  I am addicted.  I colored Hermione with Copics and popped her up.  I have to apologize to all of you for not putting enough effort into this.  I actually forgot I had an assignment and had to do this quickly.  I think from now on I will keep a list of what I have to do in my studio so I don't forget.

Please hop over to Sassy Studio Designs to see what the rest of the DT has done for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


My ghoul love gave to me
Ten ghouls a-groaning

Welcome back for day 10 of Simply Betty's 12 Days of Halloween.  I am posting this against my better judgment.  I know that it is very obvious that I made this in no time at all.  It is not my best work but I didn't want to miss out on any of the 12 days.  I also didn't have any ghouls to use so I improvised.  I just put 10 of whatever I had handy on this, skulls, spiders and bats.  The pink power ranger head belongs to my niece Rebecca.  I also didn't have time to color an image for this.  I guess time just got away from me.  I think maybe I should start now to prepare my materials for the 12 Days of Halloween 2012. 

Please head over to Simply Betty Stamps to see all the challenge details.  Thanks so much for stopping by.