Sunday, January 31, 2016

CTD377

Hello,
This week I played again in the Color Throw Down Challenge. I have to admit once again, this color combo was a challenge for me.
Below is the card I made.


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Betty J Schaub

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CTD376

My entry for the Color Throw Down Challenge #376. The colors are pale pink, pale blue and tan. My butterflies are from Inkadinkadoo. I colored with color pencils and added a bit of Wink of Stella to them for some sparkle. I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ornate Squares. I daubed the Close To My Heart - blush and sky on to my die cut. Then using a color pencil I scribbled hash marks on the center. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on a piece of dsp from Glitz paper pack called Love you madly. It's all mounted on dimensional adhesives onto Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette cs. The little Pastel Flowers are from The Paper Studio.

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Betty J Schaub

Friday, January 15, 2016

4CC

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #281 Chevrons -- I've used two different DSP with the Chevron pattern. I added a beautiful hand stamped and colored flower with branches. There are several stamps sets used to create this entry. Hope you like my use of Chevrons.

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Pan Pastels for Christmas 2015

Yes, I have a wonderful husband who supports me in all my artsy fartsy endeavors. He gave me the PanPastels for Christmas.

I was a little intimidated at first. But then I watch The Frugal Crafter on YouTube and gave it a whirl.

Below is my first foray in to Pan Pastel painting.


I'm not real impressed with the branches of my tree but I think as a first attempt I did a bit of alright!

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, November 28, 2015

C4C314

SQUARE

The challenge this week at Crazy 4 Challenges is Square.
My card base is 4.25" x 4.25".
I truly love coloring birds. This little fellow is no exception. I used water color pencils. 

Enjoy the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges HERE!

FMS214


Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #214. My card today is very CAS. Hope you like it! 

Below is the sketch for you to try over at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Betty J Schaub

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CCC50



For the challenge I chose a Rubber Stampede stamp. The image is # 3408F named  Santa Collage. 
I loved the whimsy of it and used Ranger ink pads and my aqua painter to color the image.

If you'd like to join in the fun challenge or would just like some inspiration for your holiday cards, go check out Christmas Card Challenges HERE.

Have a great day.
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Betty J Schaub

Sunday, November 8, 2015

C4C311


Ok, for this one I started with watercolor paper. Stamped and embossed the trees. Then I sprinkled Bistre and Brushos onto the paper. I used a paper towel and a piece of plastic to mask off the lower portion of the paper then I spritzed with water. I waited for that to try. Then I masked the top portion and added green and yellow Bistre and Brushos to the bottom then I spritzed with water. 
I used Stampin' Up! XL Round Label punch and created my two little hot chocolate mugs. Added some Liquid Applique' for the whipped cream on my hot chocolate. :-)

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love Thanksgiving and spending time with my family. 

Check out the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, November 7, 2015

FMS211

Freshly Made Sketch #211


Boy have I felt like creating today! 
Recently on my FaceBook page I let it be known that I was looking for old sheet music. Fortunately I have a friend back home in Lousiana, Kathy Grimball Primeaux. She's a sweetie and has been very generous to me. She packed up a load of old sheet music with some old newspapers from the 60s and shipped them to me. It was HEAVY yall! Shipping was $11.30! But I've had fun looking through it all. Some music I recognized. Most I did not. But all in all I found some treasures. This music, from a church music book, was one of them.
It was already torn and brown on the edges. So I just took it a little bit further with some Tim Holtz distress inks. The embellies are from Maggie Holmes. I so felt the sentiment went with the song title.

I hope this day is a blessing to all reading.

Here's the sketch from Freshly Made and the link is HERE.



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Betty J Schaub

CCPnP


I think I got this!

This is my card for the challenge at Curtain Call. Stacey always has something fun up her sleeve. I loved this challenge. I used the papers and embellies from My Mind's Eye Sleigh Ride. I was bowled over by the papers in this pack. It SCREAMS Christmas to me! 
If you like plaid give it a go. If you don't like plaid then maybe this challenge is the one to change your thoughts on it. Anyhoo, it's fun!

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, October 31, 2015

C4C310

Today I played with the ladies at Crazy4Challenges challenge #310 holiday or Christmas themed card. 

So as you can see I started off with a plain white background. I wasn't pleased.


So then just to test I placed a piece of red cs behind my card to photograph it. Liked it better, however I still wasn't pleased.


3rd times the charm! I added some glitter paper behind my card front and Voila! Bingo, Boingo! I was finally happy!!!


I love my Sleigh Ride dies from Stampin' Up! I've played with them over and over. I have yet to create something that I didn't love.

If you need a little something to pick you up and get you into the 'spirit' of Christmas, go play with the C4C challenge. It's sure to get your mojo a workin'!

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Betty J Schaub



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Color Throw Down 365


I am going to have to admit, this certainly was a challenge for me. These colors individually I can do but as a group, they are NOT in my wheel house. I struggled several hours with this and I'm still not sure I like it. But I wanted to play in the Color Throw Down challenge #365 just for the heck of it.

If these colors challenge you too, then you might want to go play with the ladies of CTD#365. Good Luck!

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Betty J Schaub

Friday, October 23, 2015

Blog Candy

My Stampin' Up! friend, Debbie Segler has some blog candy this week. Go to Deb Segler's Heavenly Touch and check it out for yourself.

Have a great day!

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Going Batty CC



Fall is my favorite season of the year. I really love the crispness in the air and the warm colors.

Today's card was made for Curtain Call - Going Batty. I don't own many Halloween stamps. 2 from Stampin' Up! I think. But I have some stickers. So I stamped the haunted house and spooky tree from one of my sets in Staz-On black. Then with my sponge I added background color. Then I traced a window from another project and cut the panes out. Added the stickers and my stamped sentiment. I used the brick wall embossing folder from Stampin' Up! on my purple card stock.
Drop by Curtain Call and play along.

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Betty J Schaub

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge


This card was made for the Sunday Challenges Weekly Challenge #110 -- It's all about the sketch. Bistre & Brusho.

Below is the sketch.

I love this sketch! It challenges me to work with angles and measurements. That's MATH! And if you know me, you know I suck at math!!! LOL

But I enjoyed making my card.
Stamps are from Stampin' Up! Come to Bethlehem set # 120591.

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Betty Justilian Schaub