Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Steampunk Romance Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone!   Welcome to our Steampunk Romance blog hop!  This was originally to be scheduled and released last Tuesday, but I had technical difficulties with my Mac!  Now here I am with a brand Spankin new Mac and ready to go!  

If you have arrived here from Barb's blog you are on the right track... but if you are here just because you adore me well even better!  Ha!  Just kidding just kidding I know Barb sent ya over.  However should you want to start at the beginning please start at Simply Betty Challenges.

Here is what I did using all Echo Park Be Mine papers and Steampunk Romance Gwendolyn

Now off ya go!  Hop on over to Carla's blog for more Steampunk Romance!  She is one of our newbies please welcome her to the SBC team with a big warm WECOME!  She is a marvelous crafter!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you all like the new Steampunk Romance digis and hope to see them pop up out there in blog land!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Weekend Retreats!

Wowie you ladies are fast at reserving spaces!  I have just three more spaces left!  Here is a bit of detail for everyone, but I also have a full description with Menu and Itinerary available, just email me at simplybettystamps@ verizon . net!

Weekend Retreat March 18th thru March 20th
Location: Big Bear Lake, CA 

Spend a whole weekend doing what you love most!  No cooking, no cleaning, and most importantly no distractions!  A whole weekend where you can climb out of bed and just head up to the craft room... you don't even have to get out of your PJs!  Of course all the little extras are included like 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners.  Snacks galore, and again no cleaning up after... just head back to your crafting!  Classes will be offered (additional fees will apply) and fun techniques will be demonstrated.  

It's a weekend packed full of fun!  Hurry and reserve your space, email me for the details!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Surprise...

WOW! Rio is 13 today! Before I get to the good stuff, I want to thank all of you for supporting Rio in this selfless act for her Birthday. It is a special girl that is willing to give instead of receive on this milestone Birthday... as I said before... teens can be selfish, but this brand new teen had only other kids in mind when it came to her special birthday gift. I was so touched by the response and thank you all so very much for the cards to wish my special young lady a Happy Birthday!

I am sitting here with Rio as she reads this for the first time.... I have taken her to the mail box clusters where we get our mail and this was what she found...

This is her face when she realized it was all for her....

Oh My!!

I didn't get a snap shot of what happened when she climbed back in the car but she tripped and the letters went everywhere! LOL I was laughing too hard!

I then brought her back home for her cake and Ice Cream, while Chris got our plates ready I uploaded the pictures and have sat her down in front of the computer so she can see and read this post....Woody wants to help her open the cards!

As you all know Rio asked that her Birthday money be donated to the children at St. Jude's Hospital. She is always so willing to help and wants to do so much for others that I had to give her what she wanted... Rio this special image was made for you to celebrate your very important Birthday turning 13 (TEEN)! My gosh how you have grown baby girl. I love you so much, more than you will ever know. I am so proud of you and so happy to be your mother, you are the kindest, most generous little girl I know. Your beautiful smile always makes me smile, and your laughter always brightens my day. This special image was also set to raise money for your cause... the kids at St. Jude's Hospital. I have asked all that purchased this image to send you a birthday card and they were all so touched and happy to do so... as you saw the explosion in our mail box today! This image in your honor has raised $315 dollars! That along with your birthday money is going to the kids at St. Judes! I have put in a request for an appointment to spend the day exactly as you wanted... donating money to help the kids, and you will be reading for a couple hours at the hospital! This beautiful gesture of yours is going to bring lots of joy to little boys and girls at the hospital. I am hoping that it's going to give them the kind of bright day you always give me. To have a young lady like yourself think of them, and without any other reason other than you simply want to give them a special day. I am sure the parents as well as the children and staff will appreciate such a selfless act. I am so proud of Rio. I know you are going to do big things in life my sweet baby girl!

The gals on the SBC DT have made these for you. Just below I have put up a link and you will find more links to more cards from some of the wonderful crafters that mailed out the cards you are going through in a few moments and some from other wonderful crafters that were unable to get them in the mail but made a card with your special image with you in mind! Enjoy my love bug!!

Happy 13th year Rio! - Creepy Glowbugg

Happy Birthday Rio!! Barb- HauntedDesignHouse

Happy Birthday to a GREAT GIRL!!! Meredith - Paper Canteen

Happy Birthday you Amazing Sweet Girl!!!

Wishing an amazing young lady an amazing day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIO!! You are one simply AMAZING young lady!!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Rio!! Patricia

**Happiest Birthday wishes to a special young lady - mwah Tracey**

Inside of card

May Your Day Be Magical!

Happy Birthday Rio xxx Suzi

Happy Birthday Rio!! You have such and amazing kind heart. Hope you had a great Birthday.
You know what ladies... today is the 12th and she is still glowing about all this!  Checks the mail every day now!  LOL She's still talking about it and I hear her tell her friends about it over and over... must have gotten on their nerves cause I heard her saying "Well geeez I am excited, and think of the excited kids when I go see them, they don't get a lot of happy you know!"  My kid is a star!  I can say that proudly :)
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