Tuesday, May 19, 2015

FERGUS BOBBY MAGEE

We made a new addition to our family on Sunday, May 17, 2015. 
Meet Fergus Bobby MaGee. He's pure Airedale Terrier and he has warmed the cockles of my heart. Although he is probably getting pretty tired of hearing me saying "NO!"
 In the van on our way home to Texas with our little Fergus.

Checking out his new yard.


Below, first bath.


Fergus and his dad.


Mom, stop tying your shoes and pay attention to me.


Another shoe?


Watching Mom do all her getting dressed business in the morning is very tiresome on a puppy.


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Betty Justilian Schaub

Monday, May 18, 2015

Freshly Made 186


My card for Freshly Made Challenge #186. Die is from Tim Holtz. DSP and whisper white cs are from Stampin' Up! Die cut piece is water color paper with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Paint in Seedless Preserves. Butterfly is from a SU! set and he is stamped in versa mark and black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored his with Copics. The sentiment is a set that is loose in my stash. I don't know who makes it. Between the watercolor die cut and the DSP is a piece of clear acrylic.

Below is the inspiration from Freshly Made.

Have a blessed day!

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Curtain Call Totally Tassel


My Godson, Stephen is graduating today from Nichols State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana! This is the card I made for him. It's a gatefold card and the little owl has a repositional adhesive dot behind it for the closure. He was so much fun to make! I think Stephen is going to like it very much. The award is a stamp from Simon Says Stamp set You Can Do Anything. this card has been entered into the Curtain Call Challenge - Totally Tassel

Below is the inspiration for my card. 



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Friday, May 15, 2015

Play Date with D & L

The first card you see below is actually the last one I made on our play date. But I am falling hard for Brushos. This card has heavy and light sprinkles of brushos in Turquoise and Purple. The background I sprinkled heavily the Brusho powders and spritzed with water. Then the flowers were done on a separate piece of cs, lightly sprinkled with Brushos then spritzed. The stems and leaves are from my SU Build a Bird punch. I just used Rangers liquid pearls to add the veins.

The next two cards were designed by Lorna on the left and Deb on the right.
Believe it or not, Lorna little patchwork pinwheel is made up of little squares! So cute!
Deb's card was created using dies, papers and stamps from a kit she brought along for us to play with. Love both of these cards!


The next two cards were designed by Lorna on the left and me on the right. Lorna used Stampin' Up! stamps and inks to create this super spring look! We added Wink of Stella to the flower petals and little rhinestones to some of the flower centers.
The card I designed was really quite simple. I used a deep plum colored cs as my base. Then with scraps I started making little pendants in varying sizes and matted them with contrasting colors. I used a piece of white twine to make my string. Added a few rhinestones colored with Sharpies to give a little flash. The sentiment is stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed in white. The stamp is from SU! stamp set Feel Goods.


I love these gals so much. They pick me up when I'm down. They make me laugh. They inspire me. They love me unconditionally. Life is good! 

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Betty J Schaub

Thursday, May 14, 2015

RAK

Random Act of Kindness.

I made this card to send to a 4 y.o. boy with Leukemia. Just a little bit of encouragment.
The face of the card represents the sky and the globe with a plane flying overhead. The plane is on a button and rides in a trough between the center circle and the frame. The plane can fly in a complete circle around the globe.

 On the inside of the card I used a piece of bright yellow cs to keep it light and cheerful. The sentiment reads "Hope is a place somewhere between takeoff and landing."

"I hope today you are having a terrific day!"


Do something KIND for someone today!

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Betty J Schaub

Friday, May 8, 2015

Curtain Call Travel On


Today, I played along with Curtain Call Challenge to Travel On. I really love the old car stamp from Penny Black and I added some butterfly postage from C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps. I water colored the image with Gelatos from Faber Castell. 

Below is the inspiration piece for the challenge.



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Betty Justilian Schaub

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MUSE116

Muse Challenge #116

The sample card inspired me by the colors and the layout. I chose to sprinkle Brusho onto my cs and spritz with water to get the multiple colors.I found that if I sprinkled the yellow then the leaf green and finally the turquoise I got a similar gradation in color as the Muse sample. I felt the chalkboard cs would be a close representation of the circle element on the Muse sample.
I have been experimenting a lot lately with Brushos, Bistre and Irredescent Creative Mediums. I love the surprises I've had with each element. Today is the first time I have used the Brushos and Creative Medium together. I am pretty content with the turn out. Oh and lets not forget those cardboard stencils from Faber Castell!

The products used to create this card:

SU! Very Vanilla and Chalk Board CS
Unity Stamp Co set Everything Wonderful
Versa Mark Ink
Ranger Seafoam White EP
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium Turquoise Irredescent
Faber Castell Stencil
ColourCraft Brusho Paint Crystals Yellow, Leaf Green and Turquoise
SU! Punches 2 3/8" Scallop Circle & Blossom

Want to give the MUSE Challenge a try? Click HERE!
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Betty Justilian Schaub

Monday, April 27, 2015

SSC100


Above is my entry for the Challenge at Sunday Stamps #100. I chose purple, pink and orange for my color palette. I am quite pleased. I colored the flower from Chocolate Baroque's Fancy Flowers #UA5SP0422, the Sketched Hummingbird from Stampabilities and the sentiment from Reverse Confetti. The banners are from the Dear lizzy paper stack called Lucky Charm. I added a little shimmer to my hummingbird with Zazzles Blossom and Evergreen.

The sketch for the challenge is below.

Pop on over to Sunday Stamps and try out this sketch challenge. 


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Betty Justilian Schaub

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Freshly Made 183

Using the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I created the card above.

I don't have a professional set up for photographing my card so this image does not do this card justice. The image is stamped in Versa Mark ink onto Always Artichoke cs. Then using Perfect Pearls in powder form, I took a small paint brush, picked up a little of the powder with the bristles and in a circular motion applied the powder to the Versa Mark ink. Its a really fun technique and like Forrest Gump's mother always said,
It's like a box of chocolates... You never know what you're going to get."

Below is the sketch for this week at Freshly Made Sketches it is #183.


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cajun Cabin

Tuesday Morning Sketches #297. Coloring is therapy for me. So Monday when I started stamping and coloring this I had some heavy thoughts on my mind. I finally was able to complete the coloring and making into a card this morning. Hope you like the little scene I have created.


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Betty Justilian Schaub

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Subtle


Today I am playing along with ColourMe...!#67 

AND

For my card I chose a base of Pistachio Pudding, a matte of Rose Red and bordered my focal image with Blushing Bride. I used markers to color my image. Then I spritzed a little water on my stamp to give that water colored effect. Added the sentiment and some little jewels to make it Zing!

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Betty Justilian Schaub

Monday, April 13, 2015

Masculine Bister Card

Using my Versa Mark pen and my circles stencils with white embossing powder I created the background. Then I sprinkle green and blue Bister onto the card. Then spritzed with water. The truck is a Deadbeat Designs stamp I colored with my Memento Markers and my silver gel pen.

I am quite pleased with the way this turned out.

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Betty Justilian Schaub

Friday, April 10, 2015

CTD337



Orange, Light Blue, Kraft and Limey Green are the challenge colors this week at ColorThrowDown #337.

For the challenge I chose to make a set of cards for my mom. She always loves having some of my cards on hand. So I figured I'd do this little set for her. I just purchased this Memory Box die called Pierson Corner. It looks so fabby when cut! I just ran my cardstock through my Big Shot and die cut each color. Then with my two way glue pen I mixed and matched the die cut pieces into my cards. I love the way they all turned out and I wouldn't be afraid to bet I'll be trying this with other color combos!

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Betty Justilian Schaub

MonikasBirthdayChallenge

My sweet friend Monika is celebrating a birthday this month! She wants to celebrate with a challenge. So her challenge is to CASE one of her cards. For my CASE card I chose the card below.

This was a fun challenge for me as I don't create a lot of masculine cards. Which happens to be Monika's favorite card to make. 
I hope she likes my attempt at CASE-ing her card. If you'd like to help Monika celebrate her birthday month, hop on over to her blog and play along. Just click HERE to follow the link.

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Betty Justilian Schaub 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

More Bister


Today, I used Bister with a stamped image and at mask.
To begin, I stamped with flower onto cs using Versa Mark. Then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I punched a circle from another piece of cs and used it as a mask over my stamped flower. Then I sprinkled Red and Mahogany colored Bister on my piece. Spritzed with a little water and watched the magic happen. When it was dry, I used yellow and pink ink pads and sponges to work in the color on the flower. This one is now ready to make a card.
YouTube has several video tutorials on Bister. You just have to type in Bister into the search.

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Betty Justilian Schaub