Saturday, May 1, 2010

I'm so Excited! And I just can't hide it... anymore!

Okay I am finally taking the plunge here.  After debating and tinkering with this idea for over four years now... it is time I fly with it!  I am finally starting up my stamp line, scrapbook lines to follow!

I have met so many wonderful friends here in blog land... those friends have been that nudge I needed to get me going.  Lori Boyd... you have been so supportive and wonderful to me my friend!  I can't think of anyone in my whole life being so kind and dear to me without any strings attached!  You have inspired me, given me the courage, and I just love you to pieces!  There is nothing I wouldn't do for you!

Lisa, your friend ship and devotion is worth it's weight in gold!  I look forward to our crops, I feel so anxious and like a little kid in a candy store as I am driving to our crops because I know I am going to see my friend Lisa!  You too were the friend I prayed for so many times!  I am so glad we found each other!

Catherine, you are far away, but I have you in my thoughts constantly!  We seem to have bonded and it's a bond I don't want to let go of!  You too gave me the encouragement I needed for my ventures in the making!  I know that I can count on you when needed... unless it's to pick up some pizza or margaritas for me cause well you are not just around the corner!  None the less, I know I can count on you!

There are so many more of you that have encouraged and inspired me... Kellie Winnielle told me why not! Kristy Young said, "Girl you need to" my Oh Alice gals with their kind words toward my art and drawings!  Jen, you showed me I can do this... you too are a working mom, and an awesome artist, and I was so inspired and in awe with you and what you do!

Of course there is that home unit that never fails me!  My husband so supportive and helpful.  He would lasso the moon for me!  He has been there with me at the start of my store and held my hand as I shut the doors the first time.  Back again supporting me at the start of the new/re-opening of the second store!

My kids, so understanding and marvelous!  Those kids will go above and beyond for me... I know many of you have kids that would do the same, but I wish you could all see what I mean.  Rio always hanging with me as I craft and create... poor baby sometimes half asleep, head hung over snoozing... but won't skip a beat!  Keeping me awake on our drives home from crops!

My son Christian, he is quite the little artist himself.  I love sitting with him and drawing... he's such a critic!  LOL.  Always makes me giggle, at times when I am most down he starts being silly just to make me laugh.  Such a charmer!

Jude, my little man... his smile just sends me to the moon!  I can tell he too will be my little partner in some crimes!

Okay, so with all that said I would like to introduce you to: Simply Betty Stamps... meaning just that!  Anyone that knows me or takes a look at my blog and style can say, "That's Betty's style!"  My own stamp line will bring just that thought into your head... hence Simply Betty Stamps!  I am looking forward to this new venture with open arms and lots of excitement!

Simply Betty Stamps is opening June 1st!  Website is being created as we speak, artists being added for a variety of styles, and my hand hurts from drawing all day and night at times to create fun and funky stamps to my lines!  I am starting very slow of course as many of you can image it takes money to make money, and of course a reputation to build and so on.

SO, if you have gotten this far in my ramble-Thank you!  Here is just three of the stamps that are coming  at Simply Betty Stamps!  I hope you will love them as much as I do and hope you can find them a home in your craft room!

Hugs to you all!

Betty

See and this is what I mean, in the hour it took me to start this post Lori was being sneaky and making this for me to show off... so instead of a black and white to sneaky peaky at... here is one of the first of my characters... Christian by Lori Boyd!







These are again just three out of six in this style coming in June!  I am planning 12 more, but don't hold me to it, I do have a family to tend to lol!  Well, good night ladies and I hope to inspire you all to break out your dark colors, funky papers, and start thinking of how you are going to use these fun images!  Maybe I will hit ya with three more to sneakie peakie at next week!

45 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Girl, I am soooo happy for you! I'm all about living your dreams, and I'm thrilled to be along for yours!! You are an answer to prayer for me, too, my buddy, my friend!

Can I color your images pink and pretty? LOL!!!!

Love to you Betty Boo, and best wishes for much success!!!

Woot woot!
Lisa

Debbie Pamment said...

WOOOOHOOOOOOO - SHOUT IT OUT!!!! Am just sooooo happy for you Betty - in the short time I've known you you have inspired me soo much! And now these gorgeous images - woohoooooooo! YOU GO GIRL!
xXx
PS - can ya tell I'm a little excited for you?!?!?!
xXx

Kristy Young said...

OMG!! Love these images, love that first guy! Too!
Well done Betty.
Kristy xx

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Hi Betty! Im new to your blog and just read your exciting news, I think that is fantastic and is so grand! The imgaes you left us with are so dang creative, I cant wait to get some of your stamps! Your words really touched me in your post and find them so real. It is so wonderful to get to know ppl here on the blog and can last into long and lasting relationships. Wishing you all the happiness and luck there is to offer, Im so happy for you and look forward to your new journey her on your blog. Ill be checking back often and cant wait for more updates.
Cheers, Gina

Lysa said...

Oh my gosh! Betty I'm so happy for you!!! Congrats & I love those images the are simply FABULOUS!

HUGZ!!!!

Shirl said...

Wow... this sounds really exciting! I'm trying to picture you trying to contain the excitement and it's just not possible! :) Congrats!!! Those sneak peeks are really cool!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh Betty they are AWESOME, I can't wait to get my hands on them, those girls are just wonderful.

Wishing you masses of luck with you new stamp line, but with images like that you don't need luck, your going to be a massive sucess.

Suzi
xxx

Nancy said...

Girl---you are just way to AWESOM!!! These are so amazing and fun and quarky... and I do hope I get a chance to work with them...you go girl!!!! Now I hope there is a BEtty Boo image in there somewhere...right!!!! hugs girlfriend!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Betty! Do we have to wait until JUNE!!???? I'll be counting the days. FABULOUS! Best of luck in your new venture but seeing this sneak peek I'd say success is in the BAG! xxD

Margie said...

OMG, Betty! I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on these! SO STINKING CUTE!!! They are going to be a huge hit!

Leann said...

Love 'em Betty - you go girl!
Hugs x

Peggy said...

You GO GIRL!! Love these first three! Best wishes to you on your new journey!!

LORi said...

Betty...These stamps are soooooo YOU!!! Simply Betty Boo!! 50% Quirky, 50% Cute and 100% all YOU!!!!
I know as long as I have known you this is something you have talked about and wanted and dreamed of...I am soooo very very happy that you are seeing your dreams come true!!! You are a dear friend and I thankful for our friendship!! You are special and one-of-a-kind!! Anyone who knows you for even a moment can see your kind and VERY giving spirit!!

CONGRATS on this fantastic news!! I am surprised you kept it quite as long as you did...hee hee!!!

BIG BIG happy for you HUGS - LORi

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOOOO HOOOO!! Betty, congratulations on your exciting new venture!! These are so fun!!

Krista said...

OH Wow Betty! That is fantastic news!!!!! I adore your stamps...can't wait to play with them! Congratulations girl!

Hannah said...

Ms. betty I am so happy for you and I love your fun stamps!! I think they are really cool!! Thanks for letting us color them...we are having lots of fun!!!!!!!!

Congrats from Hannah!!! Please tell Rio, I said HI!!!

fionalawlor said...

Congratulations! These stamps look gorgeous , i cant wait til they are available! All the best of luck with it :o)
fiona x

Jen Shults said...

Um wow Betty. And I mean seriously wow. I'm so glad you are doing this. These are AMAZING, as in left me speechless with my mouth hanging open AMAZING. I love the style of these and I just can't wait to get my hands on them!! And thank you for your sweet words... they mean a lot. You ROCK girl!!!

Catherine said...

Oh my GOSH! Betty, these images are totally rocking and Sooooooo 'Betty Style'!!!!!! I can hardly stand it, they are sooooooo GOOD! Ack!
And you are making me teary with this heartfelt post. We do have that special bond and it was almost instant. You encourage me in so many ways, and I thank you for re-igniting my dark little goth flame and helping me to express that side of me.
And one day we will get together for pizza and margaritas....because I am itching to crash one of your & Lisa's crops!
I wish you all the best with this adventure, and I will be stalking to be your first customer!
((((({{{{{{{{{{MEGA EXCITED CONGRATULATORY HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Jean said...

Best of luck on your new endeavor! Your images are super cool!

margie c said...

Gasp! These are amazing, Betty! I am so happy for you! and I am in love with your stamps! Especially this lil Christian! I'm all about boys ;) I cannot wait to see the rest of them!
Best wishes and good luck!
hugs, margie

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, girl, these are amazing!!! I can't wait to see them all and am so excited for you. Lori did your images wonders, the sample is gorgeous, what a great friend!!!

Alexis said...
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Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Oh Betty a BIG huge Congratulations!!! This is just fabulous!!! Your images are very fun and I just love the detail in them. I wish all the success you can handle...and more! You are one talented chick that I have been lucky enough to know through Oh Alice.

Alexis said...

Sorry. My last comment had a typo and it was driving me crazy.

So exciting. I love the images. Your talent is amazing. If you are looking for design members to create projects using your new images, I would be honored. Check out my blog

beinspiredbyalexis.blogspot.com

Thanks and congrats
Alexis

Zoe said...

Wow Betty. I just came across your blog and I can feel your excitement and completely feel the same about so many people I have met through crafting as well. Your new images are just fantastic. Something different, quirky and totally unique. I just love them!! I wish you all the best in your new adventures. Hugs, Zoe xxoo

Kellie Winnell said...

WHOO HOO so excited for you and the fact that your following your dreams and look at those gorgeous images WHOO HOO so super excited and can NOT wait WHOO HOO.....wait I said that already meh lets hear another WHOO HOO, ;)
BIG hugs xx

Farida Rone said...

Waoooo!!! These stamps rocks. You are so talent and creative. Congratulations and god bless you.
Hugs,
Farida

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Wishing you every success!! What a fantastic reveal...
All the best with your new venture!

Carol said...

Congrats Betty!!! They are adorable!
Best of luck to you and your family.

Summerthyme Studio said...

ACK~~~ BETTY!!!! THESE ROCK WOMAN!!!! Been away from my computer for over a week and what a sweet surprise to see this~!!!!

Good for you WOMAN!!!! This is FABULOUS FABULOUS news!

Hugs and Love,

Vicki

Milo Lilja said...

Wow!!! they are beutiful!!!!

hugs Milo

Jackie Thomas said...

Betty I'm so excited for you. How wonderful to have your own line of stamps. I adore these 3 that you have been so kind in sharing with us. You are such an inspiration to me and I simply love being on your BD team. Can't wait for these babies to be released. hugs xo Jackie

Hella said...

Woow! Looks like some stamps for me there ;) How cool for you :D

Tammy said...

How exciting, Betty!! I'm so happy for you and I'm looking forward to seeing more!! What I'm seeing so far...............MUST HAVE!! :)

Nicole said...

I LOVE THEM!!!! I can't wait to play!

Pam Varnell said...

Woo freakin hoo girl. You are a awesome and those images are to die for. Can't wait to get some. Yay!!!! So happy for you.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Theese are really awesome!!! :) Congratulations & Jubilations!

Jenn K said...

AHHHHH!! These are the CUTEST most Fabulous stamps Betty!! So sorry I haven't commented here till now...I love em' girl! I just know they will be a huge hit! Can't wait till I can get my hands on them.

Gabby said...

Dude...I am so becoming a stalker of your blog. So far I LOVE what I see and trust me...even if I have to sell my soul...I will be a customer! LOL!

Congrats on your leap and may the crafting Gods bless your new endeavor!

Charlene said...

Congratulations, Betty!!

Alex said...

ACK! I CAN NOT WAIT FOR JUNE! These are just wonderful!!! Thank you for being brave, I will certainly benefit :)

Patricia said...

I just found you blog hoping around and I love the stamps your right up my alley I didn't know these kinda stamps were out there. WOW
~Patricia

Creepy Glowbugg said...

June first isn't going to get here fast enough! Those images are to DIE for! They are right up my creepy little alley! I will have them all, and that is all there is to it!
Best of luck, but with talent like that I'm not sure you need it.

Angela said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog and replying to my post earlier. I know you must be soo busy but that shows just how very successful you will be! Can't wait for your release. I'll be looking out for them 4-sure.

 
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