Sunday, July 31, 2011

Merkids on the horizon...

Nope not a Pirates theme... but these Merkids are much nicer than those seen in the last Pirate movie!  Cute, and ready to celebrate  Summer and Winter season with you!

Meet Summer Merkid.  As you can see she's our Summer Merkid so named after this hot season which is blazing hot where I am, and I am in a much cooler place!  I can't believe how hot it's getting up here in the "cool" mountains!  It's supposed to hit 91 next week... OMG I am going to melt I am not used to this heat up here!  Good thing we have the lake, which Jude and I are sure to jump into these next few days.

Okay well enough of my rambling here's Summer: I have used Summer Days Paper from Echo Park, the sentiment, sun and sticker clouds are from the same collection.  I went very simple with these cards as they are bright and cheery.  Not dark and gloomy Betty-ish, but sometimes I can enjoy the out of the dark ordinary and go for totally cute and bright!

Our second little Merkid from this line is Frosty!  Isn't he the cutest building his snowman?  Under the sea, imagine the temperatures in those waters to have snow!  LOL Still I prefer the bitter cold over the heat!  As does Frosty here!  The paper used is from Pine Cone Press, the words from the same papers, it is a collage of words and I simply cut a few out and arranged them on my card.  I also seem to have gone a bit Stickle crazy.  That is because Merkids and Mermen, and Mermaids are magical after all.  They probably do shimmer and sparkle!

I hope you have enjoyed my cards for today.  Please join us tomorrow for two more previews at Simply Betty Stamps blog and of course I will post here as well giving details on the papers used and little tid bits.  Have a great day and thank you for commenting it really makes my day when I get a comment!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Merry Christmas... in JULY!

Hello blogland!  It's been a while since I posted, but I have been busy busy with loads of new stuff!  Today I am sharing six cards... yep six cards with brand spankin' new Clear/Digi stamps over at my shop!

The best part is that you can get the complete set along with all the papers, stickers, and embellishments you see on all these cards to create your own six SGK Christmas cards!  You can follow the leader, or just create your own using the materials included in the kit (nothing is prepared or cut, you get the complete six new stamps and papers uncut and unprepared, Skull with Holly not included).

Check it out here: Simply Betty Stamps SGK Christmas Kit

Now without further delay... here are the cards I have created with all six new images!

I hope you have enjoyed our new release!  Please share all your SBS creations with us... we will be putting up a gallery soon and we would love to include all your wonderful projects using SBS images!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Three posts in one...

Hello everyone! I am back and so is Simply Betty Challenges!  Whoohoo!

So today I have three different things going on so please scroll all the way down...

Simply Betty Challenges is back and Rocking it out with our last image from our new Jude & the Rockers line... Oscar!  Now this little guy has been super popular with the DT and my wholesale customers!  No wonder he's just as cute as can be... and he's rockin' out just for all of you!

Please check out Simply Betty Challenges for details on the challenge. 

I used all paper from Echo Park's Playground collection.  The sentiment is from Graphicat Creations (my dear Cheri), and the Rock On hand die is from the Rock Princess Cricut cartridge.  It's a bit simple, but I liked how it turned out... perfect for any little toddler!

Okay next we have an Itinerary from yours truely over at:

My Itinerary is the following:

1. My SBS stamps
2. Copics
3. Nesties
4. Distress tool
5. Ribbon
6. Crystals
7. Halloween paper
8. Halloween boarder punches
9. Diamond glaze
10. Pop Dots

So you are to pick just three out of the 10 and this is what I did...

1. My SBS 50's Miller image
2. Colored him up with my Copics
3. Used my pop dots to lift him off the page!

and last but certainly not least... I am sponsoring 
They will be the only blog I am sponsoring that is offering a the complete new Jude & the Rockers in DIGI form... yep you heard me DIGI form... Jude & the Rockers will not... I repeat will not be available nor has been available to anyone in digi form other than my DT and to whom ever wins the challenge over at Fussy & Fancy.  Don't miss out head on over there and join their challenge and see what they have in store for you as far as eye candy... they have some talented ladies over there!

Ok...whew well off to my cave of wonders as I am doing SUMMER cleaning... weeding out load of stuff.... can you believe we actually weighed what I was getting rid of last night... and this is not counting all the wooden stamps, and papers this is just a fraction of what I had in my craft room... it was a whopping 100lbs.!!!  I don't even want to tell you all about the stamps... OMG it's a mountain of stamps I am getting rid of!  Wish me luck!
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