Saturday, December 3, 2011


It's a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge day! The challenge this week is to use embossing, be it dry or heat, we want to see it. I chose to go with dry embossing and used an embossing folder on one of the background papers. ;D The hostess this week is Diana and the stamp she is using on her card is Takara, so that will be the blog candy prize for the week!

Most of you know that each Friday (except for release weeks), we run a Frugal Friday Special! Usually there are six stamps on special 40-50% off and the special runs from Friday-Sunday only. This week's specials are Mr. Punkinhead, Rudy the Reindeer, Billy Blyth, Speedy the Turtle, Roxy and You Are A Treat!!

For my project I chose to use Lucy. She is one of those that I had to get and placed a special order just for it... well, not really *just* for her as I had to slip in a few extras too. ;D But she was the main reason I spent my money. ;D I just love how immersed in the book she is and it's also a great stamp for school, teachers or graduation too. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by! *Hugs

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kiss the Cook Miller

It's the release day at Simply Betty Stamps and our last preview in the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun theme! Today we're bringing you Kiss the Cook Miller and I couldn't resit pairing him up with Aussie BBQ from Make it Crafty.

The papers are from DCWV, Nana's Kitchen, and I used a few diecuts from My Favorite Things to help create this scene. Make sure you head on over to the Simply Betty Blog to check out all the details on the release... and the information on the new store blog! Simply Betty Stamps is now Simply B Stamps!! This theme has been so much fun to work with and I hope I've inspired you!

Agent Bubblegum Zipping

Get ready for another action shot in the Operation Treehouse series from Little Miss Muffet Stamps... meet Agent Bubblegum Zipping! She's one of four images that were released this week and also be sure you head over to the Challenge blog to see the other image we're previewing today... Bandit Boy Tom.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - for someone special
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Willow Sketchie Challenge - anything goes

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Allison and Abby

It's new release week for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I can't wait to show you what we have for you this week! Make sure you check out all the design team inspiration on the Challenge blog and we'll also have another one for you tomorrow! (Also, don't miss out on my Simply Betty Stamps card I posted today as well, click HERE or scroll down.)

For my project I chose to use Allison and Abby from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and have them sitting on a chippie border from Make it Crafty. I chose to color Abby in her PJs and settling down for a night with a good book from her Mom.... however, she can just as easily be colored in regular clothes for afternoon Mommy & Me time.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge #162 - flowers and borders
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - anything goes
Make it Monday Linking Party #65 - anything goes
The Ribbon Reel Challenge #16 - anything goes
Cooking it Up Challenge #86 - anything goes

Little Miss Muffin Rio

Are you counting yet? Today is day five out of six in the Simply Betty Stamps Teen Scene Kitchen Fun series!! Whohoo - that means tomorrow is release day with the finial preview. ;D However, before we get to that, today we are previewing Little Miss Muffin Rio! You can check out the other design team creations on the Simply Betty Blog too!

First off, if you've been looking closely you'll notice I didn't use my DCWV paper - gasp! I actually had this journal page made about a month ago and didn't have the idea of coordinating the projects until this week. ;D But I love showing this new color pallet and I hope you like it too.

For the journal page, I used Little Miss Muffin Rio from Simply Betty Stamps and Kitchen Isle from Make it Crafty's Kitchen Set to create this scene. I also took some more inspriation from Annika and went to town with the micro beads! LOL I think she does it better but I'll get the hang of it with a little more practice. (I found all the Martha Stewert colors on clearance for just over a $1.00 so I'll have plenty of opportunities!)

Because the colors are so dark and rich I didn't need to add a lot of embellishment, otherwise, I think it would have been too busy. I added antique white lace and a few cookie cutter shapes I had in my stash. Voila... finished. ;D Now it's time to enjoy those yummy muffins... I do hope they're chocolate-chocolate chip variety! Mmmmm.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pan Slingin' London

It's another preview day for Simply Betty Stamps for the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun series and we're showing off Pan Slingin' London today! I went for a bright and cheery look and even had a chance to use some punchinello metallic ribbon. Make sure you check out the other design team creations on the Simply Betty Blog!

This is one adorable girl and as I was coloring her, two movies came to mind... Tangled and Bewitched! LOL So, of course, I *had* to give her blonde hair. :D However, the theme song for Bewitched won over so I colored the kitchen in black and white and found a black cat for Darrin to place next to Samantha. (And no, I didn't remember the names - I had to look it up on Wikipedia! LOL But I do remember watching the show a lot when I was a kid.)

The kitchen is a portion of a digital stamp from Make it Crafty, Kitchen Set, and the cat is from another Simply Betty Stamp, Everyday Emo London. Lastly, I got the idea for the background from Annika and Delphine projects who are both so inspiring! Thanks gals! :D Hope you like the card and come back again for two more days before the whole set of six are released on Firday - whohoo!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spaghetti Christian

Welcome back to the next day of previews for Simply Betty Stamps! Today from the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun theme we're showing off Spaghetti Christian. You can also check out all the other wonderful creations from the design team on the Simply Betty Blog!

On my card I also used a few other stamps to add to the kitchen ambiance - from the top down there is Knife and Fork from Magnolia, Candelabra from Inkadinkado and Friendship Tickets from Whimsy with the accompanying metal die. I made a bunch of those at the same time so I'm sure you'll be seeing more later on. ;D And of course, the paper I used is more DCWV Nana's Kitchen - I was pleased to find a few non-pink sheets.

This guy was so fun and quick to color up and I can see him being used for several occasions. This one is intended more for a birthday card or personal invite to a romantic dinner. I went with more traditional chef colors on the white but gave him green tipped hair for a splash of color. Hope you like this and bon appétit!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cupcake Lola

Welcome to the second day of previews for Simply Betty Stamps. The Teen Scene Kitchen Fun series are the last release of the year and they are cute! Today we're showing off Cupcake Lola and make sure you visit the Simply Betty Blog for all the other fabulous creations using this gal!

The stamps I used are Cupcake Lola by Simply Betty Stamps, of course, and two images from Make it Crafty - Butterfly Rose Swing and the gift boxes from Festive Elements collection. Instead of kitchen or Christmas themed, I've gone for a birthday theme - and with these elements I was hoping it looked like a backyard party. ;D

The paper is the same from yesterday, DCWV Nana's Kitchen, and I think I'll use it for all the releases this week if I can get away with it. ;D I love the list pastel colors and the brads I have are working really well with it. Can you believe how big that cupcake is? Yummy! Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the card.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Baking Betty

Get ready for some new Teen Scene releases from Simply Betty Stamps and they're all going to be previewed this week! These images are adorable and all centered around the kitchen - however, don't let that fool your creativity as they can be used for many other projects too! First up today for preview is Baking Betty...

I had procrastinated on this project to the very last day because I was waiting for an order to arrive in the mail... and this time my procrastination worked. ;D The stamps I was waiting for were the kitchen themed background elements from Magnolia... Kitchen and Sugar Bag. The paper I used is from DCWV, Nana's Kitchen, which has a fun color scheme that I followed.

Putting it all together went by quickly and I got to use some long forgotten embellishments such as the white lace and large metal brads. It's nice when that happens and somehow validates all the hording I do! He he he. Then I get the urge to go shopping more when I end up using the last of something... like the white resin flowers. Yep... time to go shopping!! LOL

The fun twist is how Betty's hair is colored and is an idea I saw on Pinterest this week. I don't have a Pinterest account yet so I can't find it now... but don't tell my Mom that as she's been begging for me to get one. Oi... yet another thing I need to do this week. I enjoy how this journal page came together and I hope you do too. Make sure you check out the Simply Betty Blog for more inspriation on this cutie and be sure to come back tomorrow to see what Lola is up to!