Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monster Chocolate?

No I haven't gone looney!  Today we have a fun new Challenge for you all over at The Burtonesque Dolls!  Monsters have taken over Charlie's Chocolate Factory!

The challenge is to take inspiration from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie... the colors, the theme anything!  So I thought maybe there was a need for a new Monster of a Chocolate Bar!  

I have used Strange Skin's awesome Bride of Frankenstein digi and combined it with Alice in Wonderland paper from Graphics 45, and Robot paper from Michaels.  Not bad eh?  Loved the way it turned out.  

Sunday, May 29, 2011


That's the name of the game today over at Haunted Design House!

Today Simply Betty Stamps is Sponsoring and they have one fun challenge... E.M.O... which means all you have to do really is use those three initials in your project.. E is for Emo, M is for Maroon, and O for Oval.  Of course those are just examples.  

I have done the following: 
E... I used EMO Betty Back 2 School Rubber Stamp
M... I used a Metal sentiment by Memory Makers... (hey that makes it 2 for M yay!)
O... Orange as my main color.

All papers are from Echo Park Playground paper.  I threw this together really quick as it's been a long busy weekend, and I hope you have all been enjoying your weekend!  Please check out Haunted Design House there is a prize up for grabs and the gals over there as AWESOME and have some AWESOME projects for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rah! Rah! Rah!

That's all I have to say about 50's London here!

Isn't she the cutest!!  I love those pom poms!!  I have no idea why I choose Pink and black as it would never be colors you would see for a cheerleader in the 50's!  But, this isn't your ordinary 50's image is it!?  

I dug deep into my stash and found a nice big stash of old Rusty Pickle Pirate Princess paper!  Doesn't it look perfect with London?!  I used an awesome sketch from my dear friend Cheri here.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer Haze... Lazy Days


It's about that time again to break out the beach towels, surf boards and swimsuits!

Christian is ready!  Now in clear stamp he is ready to hit the waves!

I used another awesome Sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch blog!

I have also made the card for a fun hop I am sponsoring over at Simply Betty Stamps blog please check it out!  

I have used all Splash paper from Echo park.  This cute little card you see here is going to be available in one of my kits along with the rest of the Summer Emo Clear stamps!  More info to come soon!
I can't tell you how much I am enjoying Sketches lately.  I was always so hesitant to use sketches because no matter what I did, I would look at the sketch over and over, I could never seem to do it exact!  I know I am supposed to take my ow spin on it, but I am really liking the whole follow the leader aspect of the Sketches, and Jenn is awesome with Sketches!

Hope you enjoyed it.  See you soon for more fun posts!

...and really bad eggs...

I love that song!  Unfortunately due to some unforeseen events, I did not make it to the midnight showing boooo!!  No worries though I will be seeing it this weekend... maybe twice!  Did anyone hit the midnight showing?  Got pictures to share?  Let me sweeten the post... I will be giving away an extra prize... how about one whole set of these Cute Pirates?  Sound like fun?  What do you have to do?  How about you send me a picture of you at the pirates movie, or celebrating in a Pirate-ish way!  Upload your picture here on our FB fan page and label it Yo ho, Yo ho!  You will have until June 5th!

I have a fun one to share... this was taken for the premier of the 3rd movie... I was so giddy when this cutie approached me and agreed to pose with me for the shot.  I was just minding my own business and he came up from behind and was being just a goof, just like Jack Sparrow... started playing with my hair and when I turned he just stood there like he did nothing!  It was too cute... he did a pretty good impersonation of Jack!  Look at my smile... it was from ear to ear!  LOL

Okay now that I got that off my chest... here's my card with Captain Jack... I LOVE how this turned out! Although you can't really see it, I diamond glazed the Skull on the Pirate paper behind the image.  Coloring his skin was tough, I color everyone and everything the normal Skin tones, but he is tanned so I had to dig deep into my color scheming for this one, not bad eh?  So what do you think?  Did you all enjoy this new release?  There is a lot going on with SBS right now, revamping, regrouping and loads more coming your way... can't wait to show you all yet another release next week!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Diamonds, Rubbies, and Pearls oh my!

When this goes live I will be sitting comfortably (half asleep, but fighting every yawn) at Cinemark in Victorville, probably watching previews of what's to come to theaters... don't you hate how much they drag out the darn previews... give me Johnny already!!!

This is Maxine, she has found the love of her life as I watch mine (not really, the real love of my life is at home snoozing with the toddler) on the big screen!  She is just too cute!  I loooved all the bling I added on this one!  The gem flowers are so 3D I will not be able to put it in an envelope!  Papers are from the same lines as the others.  Hope you like her, I think she is going to look really cool with some pink hair... just some ideas floating around in my head!  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Smeared Blog Hop!

*** please scroll down for my Pirates Preview day 3, as this is my second post today ***
Wow was that post title a mouth full or what!?  Welcome to our S&S and SBS hop!  This month we are sponsoring Smeared and Smudged and they have some awesome challenges going on over there for the month!  This hop being one of the fun events! 

So please check out all the fun activities going on over at Smeared and Smudged just click
 on the two below:

Okay so let's get this Smeared Betty (something like that) Hop Started!

Here are my projects for the hop... I know sometimes things get lost in blog land with so much going on, so I am so thankful that Smeared and Smudged are helping me remind everyone about our cute Summer Zombies!  I made six fun cards with this line and kits are available here!  Your next stop is Terra's blog!  Oh and in case you lost your way... the complete blog hop list is below for your hopping enjoyment!

I hope you enjoyed all my cards, now off you go on to the next blog!

Hop List:

Start (not tart!!! LMAO Cheri) you are already here with moi: Scrappy Betty:


Hello Red!

One more night!  WHoohoo!!!

Today I would like you all to meet Ginger!  I don't know why, but she just struck me as a red head... I think she happens to look like my lovely friend Lelia! She's probably just as sassy... what do I mean proably... she is!  hee hee

I used Graphic 45 papers on this one, not so old so you all can probably still find it (look at me assuming you want to duplicate my card for fun) the cross stitches were done using Bazzill Basics thread and the Skull is from Rusty Pickle.  I used Crackle accents by Ranger on the skull and sprinkled it with the glass glitter (I think that's what it's called, or something... it's the thicker one that looks more like small broken pieces of glass) from Art Institute.... man do I have a stash of fun stuff from years ago or what!  I remember all these fun goodies in my store when it first opened, I couldn't wait to use it... here we are two years afer my store closed and I am finally using it!  Well, hope you like it see ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Day 3 of previews and only two more until the midnight showing of Pirates 4, I am so excited!!!
I can't wait to go, I am worst than my kids!  I love doing the midnight showings with my kids, it's the only time it's just the three of us, not that I don't want my hubby and toddler with us, but it's something I think the three of us will always remember... crazy Momma taking them to these wild midnight showings!  LOL

Okay, okay, let's get on with the preview...
Look at that cute little monkey on Mary's back!  I used the Cap n Jack line from Rusty Pickle, again from years ago.  The Sentiments are from Hambly Studios, rub-ons.  I didn't know where to go with this one, but I really liked how it turned out.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Meet Lizzy....

Ahoy again!  Did you all enjoy my preview from yesterday?  I sure hope so! 

I have been having a blast with this new line of mine!  So excited to show you all the rest like Lizzy here.... isn't she cute?  Makes me wonder what she's thinking about.. you put your right hip in, you put your right hip out... no?  hee hee sorry that song popped into my head because of the two year old we are trying to teach it to him... and his left and right!

I used more Rusty Pickle paper from 2006!  Wow that is a long time ago an sadly it's not the oldest paper I own.  I have been hoarding so much fun paper that now when I do my projects I can't make kits or even direct you all where to get it cause it's gone :( but it was fun using it :)  Even the heart with skully stamp in the middle is from way back then, I don't even remember the company... I want to say My Sentiment's Exacly?  Yeah it is!  Wow that was 2006 too!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pirates on the Horizon...

Hello everyone... as you all know I own both Simply Betty Stamps and The Burtonesque Dolls... well from time to time I will be releasing fun images with both teams... I can only expect my girls on both teams to do so much before they get over worked right?

So today our release previews are coming to you from my Burton Dolls can you all give them a big whoop whoop?!!  LOL ok enough silliness let's get onto the cuteness!

Today I have Bonnie for you, I had so much fun doing this card because it is the first time in a long, long, long... LONG time that I made a card without any other intention for it other than to have fun with it!  SO... I used a sketch from a new fun Sketch Challenge blog from one of my OG Burton Dolls DT member Jen Schults!  She is amazingly talented and I will be participating quite often! 

Here's the Sketch that you can find here at Deconstructed Sketches!

and my Card with the Sketch using Bonnie!

Like I mentioned before, it is the first time I sat down and just created, didn't make notes of what colors I used, what papers, how I did it, measurements or anything!  And Guess what!!  I actually enjoyed myself... watch out I may do that again... you know create just for fun, just for me!  Well hope you like it see you tomorrow for day 2 of thes Funky Punky Pirates!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chaos meets Christian... well close...

Hello, hello, hello!  Welcome to our Teen Scene blog hop/Release day/ introducing Chaos and Christian!

Now I promise you all a story behind these two as well so here we go... before making the big move up the mountain to our current home in Big Bear, Christian my son had a pet Chameleon... he was a cute little thing... slept on Christian's lap or around his neck.  They were the best of pals!  One night, you know it's going to be good when you start off with one night... I got up in the middle of the night for a glass of water.  Christian had forgotten to put Chaos in his aquarium so the little thing was just minding his own business roaming around my kitchen... well half asleep I noticed something move across the floor and I screamed at the top of my lungs!  The poor little guy was so startled it didn't know what the heck to do.  It ran to the left, then to the right, then in circles (while I continued to scream)!  Finally the poor thing slammed into the cupboard and fell back flat on his back.  I felt so bad for the little animal I tried to pick him up after I gained my courage and realized it was the pet!  It jumped up again and there I went screaming again!  Christian had to run in and rescue both of us as we were both in pieces!  Chaos survived and Christian never forgot to put him back in his aquarium again!

So here they are!  Now don't forget to hop on over to Barb's blog next... I am sure she will have some beauty beauty with these two cuties as all my gals are amazingly talented!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Raven & Rio

Oppps.... forgot to make this post!  So sorry here is my Raven and Rio card! 

Don't you just love girls with glasses!?  They are too darn cute!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Batty Betty... or is it Betty and her pal Batty... something like that!

I can assure you it's more like Batty Betty... you will have to go to the Simply Betty Stamps blog to find out how that came about!  Funny story I promise!

But ya can't leave until you take a peek at my Batty & Betty card... it was the first card I made with this batch of fun kids... I had colored them all in, walked away for a minute to get some water and came back to my 2 year old having added his own coloring on freshly colored images... Betty here got it the worst, so I had to cut her legs off!  Gasp!  No for real I promise just the stamped image!  But it inspired me to do the circle thing with her... no bad eh?  As for the 2 year old... he was chased down the hall with about seven Copics in hands and tickled till he gave them up!

I loved the way this one turned out.. I used the Spellbinders stars not the cricut for those stars you see all around Batty & Betty.  The sentiment is from BoBunny's Block Party Line as well as the circle around them.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Max & Miller Teen Scene

Hello and welcome on this fine Tuesday! 

Today I would like to introduce Max & Miller to you... in Teen Scene line of course as you all know Miller very well from the Emo and Zombie lines!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lynx & London

How was everyone's Mothers Day?  I hope you all had a great one.  

We have another sneak peak today!  I love Lola's long straight hair, I spent most of my teen years trying to straighten mine!  Of course now my hair is more like London's, but I remember ruining a couple of my mother's irons in the Teen years with my crazy attempts to straighten it!

Well, here is what I have for you today:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Teen Scene-sation!

Happy Mother's Day to all!  As I spend my time with in-laws, sisters, and my mother I hope you are all enjoying yourselves... sometimes we forget, we are Mothers too and ought to enjoy our day as well!

Today I have a new release! I am super excited about this one as I absolutely looove how they turned out!  Meet Teen Scene London and her cat Lynx!  Is she not the cutest!  Look at all that beautiful hair!

I used all BoBunny Press Papers for this card... and yes all six cards you see throughout the week will be available as a kit.  I picked up a new QuiKutz die at my LSS and it matched perfectly with these teens!  I can't wait to show you the rest of the Teen Scene kids!  In the meantime please enjoy Lynx & London! 

See ya all tomorrow for Preview #2!

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