Monday, May 31, 2010

waiting for you - Memorial Day, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day - Waiting for you - In honor of all who have served and all who are serving. God Bless the USA!
Image is from RainDropEcho.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Knee - Deep -- FSC104

knee deep! - Friday Sketchers Challenge #104.
NO, you aren't mistaken, I did repost this card as I didn't feel like the challenge needed to be mentioned in the RAK request for Jayme.
Deets:
SoftPencil digital images (not yet available in her shop), Basic Grey dp, Copics, Zva corduroy brads, Making Memories epoxy flowers, Inksentials Glossy Accents. Inside sentiment - yes, Jayme this card is 'knee deep' in happy thoughts and good wishes for you.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Saturday, May 29, 2010

SPECIAL REQUEST ---

The card on the left is the card I made for Jayme and the card or the right is a little gift to her. These are a special RAK for Jayme.

Lisa Cook is having this call for a special RAK request for her Sister. When I read this post I knew I had to jump in and make something for her sister Jayme. Nobody like to be in hospital for any length of time but we all know what a great gift a card can be.

Below is Lisa's post:
I am having a special event for my sister Jayme. She is in her early 50's and has terminal lung cancer. To make it worse, her sweet dachshund Molly passed away a couple weeks ago. Today we learned her cancer has spread to several other areas and her time is running out. I am asking for all my card making friends to send her a fun card...not really get well cards obviously, but something pretty or funny that will make her smile. She is a frog collector so frog cards would be awesome! I have been blessed by all those I design for to have a wonderful offer of blog candy. Details are below on how to enter. I will choose a winner June 2nd.

For this special request she also made a special stamp that is a freebie. So go over HERE to see more details and help her with this special request.

DEETS on my cards:
'knee deep' - SoftPencil digital images (not yet available in her shop), Basic Grey dp, Copics, Zva corduroy brads, Making Memories epoxy flowers, Inksentials Glossy Accents. Inside sentiment - yes, Jayme this card is 'knee deep' in happy thoughts and good wishes for you.

It's your birthday! - SoftPencil digital images (not yet available in her shop). The card started off as a double flap tag card. I added a pocket to the inside using paper piercing and handstitching.
These 2 cards showcase the versatility of Elizabeth's images. The first card the image is handcolored with Copics. The second card the image is digitally colored using a computer program.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Friday, May 28, 2010

DAD - CPS168

DAD It's your day! - CardPositioningSystems #168. I used the sketch they provided and I created this nice Father's Day or Father's Birthday card. The dp is from Basic Grey's archaic collection. The stamps are from kit a month club and so is the rhinestone brad. Ribbon is American Crafts. I used my SU corners punch and created the little square windows.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Happy Anniversary - paper folding

Just wanted to share a 'just for fun' project. No challenges, no sketches, no color combos. Just FUN!
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SoftPencil Customer's Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello & Welcome to the Customer's Blog Hop of SoftPencil's Anniversary. If you arrived here from Jodi's blog then you are on the right track. If you arrived here from somewhere else then you need to go to SoftPencil's blog and start from there.
Start at Softpencil's blog

Heather D 

Joani 



Lola 

Farida 

Ali 

Dawn 

Jenn Borjeson 

Lisa Foster 

Carole

Ileana 

Pauline Guttrey 

Piali 

Melissa Craig

Larissa

Marsha 

Connie 

Karen

Cat

Anne-Marije

Audrey

Michelle

Melissa

Catherine

Jodi

Betty  YOU ARE HERE!

Lisa

Kerry

end at Sofpencil's blog!
Here's my creation for the Blog Hop! I used Elizabeth's Chapel box template and added the delicate feeling medallion digi. Using PaintShopPro I copied and pasted the medallion image onto the chapel box. Then I printed it out and colored with Copics. This box is so cute! You can resize it to make a small, medium, large or extra large box. You just print the template out twice and cut; glue the two bottom squares together and voila! You can even print it on designer paper (NOTE*** print on the back side of the designer paper so that your lines don't show on the outside of your box).

The next stop on the hop will be Lisa's blog. So hop on over there to see what lovelies she's created. Thanks for hopping in.

Keep Hopping, I know you'll love what everyone has for you in the form of EYE CANDY!

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ENJOY - SNB#8

ENJOY - StretchNBubbles #8 sketch challenge. Sorry my picutre is so wonky. I used the Spellbinders Label #4 then I cut it in half to make the two ends. I used the *FREE* Nessy image from StretchNBubbles. I digitally colored him and printed him out. Then I used my Olive Copic marker and traced around the image and the eyes. I colored his eyes with Copics. The circle background is an ef, I then inked with white ink and heat set some clear embossing powder. I took some foil paper and white the embossing powder was still wet I laid the foil over and rubbed with a soft sponge. My ribbon is from American Crafts.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

You're a Hoot! - CTD94


You're a Hoot! - Color Throwdown #94 - close to cocoa, so saffron, old olive, tangerine tango and soft sky. These are some of my favorite colors! And I love birds of all kinds! I just purchased this Technique Tuesday set Wise Guys and had to ink it up. The images are stamped with Stampin' Up! ink and colored with Copics. The dp is Basic Grey Offbeat collection. The ribbon is American Crafts elements. The card base is DCWV. Punch is Martha Stewart. The stick pin is from Kelly @ Keep In Touch kits.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

with love... CSCC80 Becoming Jane

with love - CinemaSaturdayCreativeChallenge #80 - Becoming Jane and flowers.
I used my Cuttlebug and a piece of kraft cardstock. Ran the cardstock through my bug with the Victoria ef (Note*** my sentiment is also an ef). Then I smudged some mellow moss and only orange all over the raised areas. I cut my stem from a scrap piece of dp from Basic Grey. My flowers are also from Basic Grey dp. I followed this tutorial on SplitCoastStampers.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Holy Bat Guano BatMan! I totally forgot...

Can you believe me? I totally forgot to upload my card for Jazzy's Paper Designs DT assignment. Sheesh! Well, only excuse I have is old age is creeping up on me. Sorry Jazzy. :O(

Anyhoo, this week we are playing with the art work CD cover of Bob Brookmeyer. I was entranced by the geometrics on this cover. I also loved the color combo! So I went with the ovals that are so prevalent in the image and cut my ovals and layered them. This is a tri-fold card. Stamps and punch are Stampin' Up!
If you need a little more inspiration from Mr. Brookmeyer check out this video!
Check out the other design team member's creations:
Janice
Jennifer
Kim
Nicole
Tina
Lisa - Guest Designer
Tenia DT C

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Friday, May 21, 2010

bug gotcha? - MTSC74

bug gotcha? - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #74. I saw this bugsomewhere and had to case it. The stamps set Pick a Petal really makes this little bug come to life! I stamped the dotted petal first in onyl orange and heat embossed. Then I stamped the flat round circles in mellow moss and heat embossed. Then I stamped the circles in rose red. Then sentiment is handwritten.
Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill
Stamps: Stampin Up! Pick a Petal
Designer Papers: Pink Paislee, DCWV
Ribbon: American Crafts
TFL
T%dles Peeps! 

live with passion - S411CI

live with passion - Stamping411 Color Inspiration. I don't believe this was a real challenge in the normal sense where you use a color palette for inspiration and then once your card is created you post it to a specific link-er location. But it was a challenge for me. I was blog hopping in no particular order or pattern, when I came across Stamping 411. The post for Thursday, May 20, 2010 was a card created using basic black, pink passion, only orange and green galore as well as the 1980s as inspiration. I did go with the colors, however I did forego the 80's infusion. Here is my creation using the color pallette dictated as well as a couple sets of stamps I recently purchsed used.
So I stamped the grass fisrt in green galore. Then I stamped the stems and leaves with green galore and mellow loss. Then I stamped the flowers with only orange and pink passion. Then I used my Copic marker E29 to add the brown to my flowers. I sponged brown Stampabilities along the edges and lightly over the entire card face. I stamped the itty bitty backgrounds stamp randomly all over the card face.
stamps - SU itty bitty backgrounds, inspired by nature
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Smile & Sail Away - Still Celebrating SoftPencil's Anniversary (NEW RELEASE)

Smile & Sail Away - SoftPencil's May 23 Challenge - image sail away. Yes! We are still celebrating SoftPencil's Anniversary. Come join the fun!

I colored my digi with Copics and Permapaque markers and used my Signo white gel pen for some highlights. Ribbons are scraps I had lying around.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday - Color Throwdown93

Happy Birthday - Color Throwdown #93 - pink pirouette, melon mambo, baja breeze. My image is my newest digital and I colored it in part with my PaintShopPro and paper piecing. Her name is ChicClucker with Umbrella and can be purchased HERE. I drew the puddle in as an after thought so the image you purchase won't have any puddle. If you would like the image with the puddle I can create a new design for you. I used my silver gel pen to represent my raindrops and shimmers on the puddle.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Urban Comfort and Suzonne's Blackberry Crisp

Ok, anyone who knows me at all, knows I love dessert! I also love trying new recipes. So when my newest friend Suzonne posted this recipe on her blog, I just had to share it wit all of you. I have not made this yet as blackberries are not quite ready here in Texas. They come a little later, in the summer time here. But if you'd like to try the recipe, I am sure peaches, strawberries, blueberries etc. will work just fine. Pop on over to Suzonne's blog and read all about it. Leave her a comment, she has a fab-o blog. Tell her ZacksNana sent you.

Yall have a terrific day now, ya hear!
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Texas Tues-Step

you're never further than a thought away - Texas Tues-Step with our Trail Boss Libby. This photograph was taken just outside of Edgewater, TX on the roadside of hwy 19. Galardia (Indian Blankets)are prolific in Texas from May to October. Yes sometimes they keep blooming well into October. It's one of my favorite wild flowers.
My dragonfly stamp is from Texana Designs and my sentiment is from Stampin' Up!

Be sure and check out what the rest of the Posse has created this week.
StampinLibby the Trail Boss
Geeta
Shannan 
Linda
Deadbeat Mark
Tina
Cassie
Cynthia
And if you wanna play along just add your link HERE!
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hb - SSCCCCA30


Hb - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #30 - pink pirouette, basic black, pumpkin pie, kraft and whisper white. I used my Versa Mark ink pad and inked up a few of the itty bitty backgrounds stamps from Stampin' Up! and randomly stamped and heat embossed. I ran my orange Basic Grey dp through the CB in the Victorian Lace ef. I stamped my SU sentiment and heat embossed. Stamped the dotted circle with JustRite Stamps. My image is one of my original digitals, it's called FlowerPower2 and can be purchased HERE. It's colored with Copics.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Sunday, May 16, 2010

good works - TESC113

good works are links that form a chain of love. --Mother Theresa. Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #113. The sketch looked fun and I really wanted to play with this color combo.

Ingredients:
stamps Stampin' Up!
Inks Copics and Permapague
Dp Basic Grey
Cardstock American Crafts
Punches Martha Stewart, EK Success, Stampin' Up!

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Saturday, May 15, 2010

heartfelt wishes - OAC13 & CardSketchesByZacksNana Trish's Sunday Sketches





CardSketchesByZacksNana Trish's Sunday Sketch May 16, 2010.
For my card I used one of my own images. This one is called znShroom and can be purchased in my Etsy shop HERE. I colored the digi with Copics: G99,YG23, Y15, R05, RV42, BV31. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Glitter brads are from s e i.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Love - CSCC78 - Much Ado About Nothing

That Love is all there is, is all we know of Love. Emily Dickinson - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #78 use parchment.
Ok yall, I am not sure if I captured the essence of this movie or not. I saw it a long time ago and I remembered them dancing in the garden and that it was a romance so here's my entry. I have mixed emotions - while I am pleased with my brayer-ing and stamping I'm just not sure about capturing the movie. Oh well, there's always tomorrow. :O)

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy in the Sun - SPCC & CPS166

Having Fun, Happy in the Sun - SoftPencil Color Challenge from MelissaC. The color challenge is to use primary red, yellow and blue. I had to have a little green in there. I colored my SoftPencil digi with my Copics. The embellies are rub-ons and a litte chipboard heart with some SU twine.
Yall come play along with me. I'm still a Guest Designer for SoftPencil till the end of May. I'll be sad to see it end.

This card was also entered in the sketch challenge at Card Positioning Systems #166.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

CardSketchesByZacksNana Trish's Sunday Sketch


Hi There:
Once a month I post a sketch challenge for my group on Yahoo. But every Sunday my sweet friend, Trish Davey, from across the pond in Oz posts a sketch for my group to play with. This is the Sunday May 9 sketch and my creation using the sketch. I just purchased this Sweet Scoops stamp set from Stampin' Up! and wanted to get it inky. So I stamped my "SCOOPS" with VersaMark on colored cardstock. Then I added my minty bits to my mint choco -chip, my strawberries to my strawberries and cream and my choco chips to my choco chip cookie dough ice creams and heat embossed. My bowl is punched from some Basic Grey dp. The ribbon is ki memories and the flower is s e i . I was inspired by not only the sketch but a card I saw in the summer mini catalog from Stampin' Up!
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Somebody asked...

So now you can see what I am dealing with.
But between the icing down most of the day and wearing this brace, it's actually starting to feel better. I just have a bruise where she injected first the deadening meds. then the cortisone. Anyhoo, there you go. Now you can see my handicap. :O)

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Paint Happiness - Still Celebrating SoftPencil's Anniversary

Paint Happiness - SoftPencil's May 14 Challenge - Flowers for my bunny Mom. This is the new image being released tomorrow! We are STILL celebrating the SoftPencil Anniversary for the entire month of May. So please join in the fun and play along. I colored the image with Copics and the extra flowers are rub ons from FancyPantsDesigns.com.

Please forgive me for not posting DEETS this week. I had a cortisone injection in my left thumb on Tuesday and I have to wear a brace during the day and ice my thumb at night for a few days at least or for ever how long it takes for the pain to go away. FYI It's very hard to type when your thumb doesn't work. :O(

Thanks
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Happy Birthday -TPE66


Happy Birthday - The Pink Elephant#66 - yellow, dp & buttons. Well, I missed the buttons, probably will disqualify me but I didn't see that it needed them. Oh well...
Thanks for looking.
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

friends - PCPCUTTLEBUG70

friends - PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #70 - a color challenge; pimpkin pie, rose red, tempting turquoise, old olive and whisper white.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, May 10, 2010

SoftPencil Blog Hop Winner - Ileana

Hi There!
Just a note to announce my winner in the Blog Hop is Ileana.

Here's a list of the other dt member's winners.
Anne-Marije - Joyce
Audrey - Marie B
Cat - Sandra B
Catherine - Joani
Lisa - Ardilla
Melissa - KanatNeuf
Michelle - ??? TBA
Betty - Ileana
Jodi - Jolana
Kerry - Connie

Thanks to everyone for playing and Congratulations to the winners!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Hurry Home - SSCCCCA29

Hurry Home - Miss you much - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act #29 - summer sun, bordering blue, whisper white, and tangerine tango. Since I didn't measure all my elements I will tell you that the tangerine cs is 11 x 4.25 inches. My image is from My Favorite Things and she is painted with my aqua painter using, only orange on her shoes and dress, ballet blue on the suitcases and her sleeve, summer sun on her socks and her hair, and creamy caramel on her hair. I used my Copics E50 and R00 for her skin. I added some highlights to her hair and some freckles with my white Signo gel pen. My flower is from Flora Doodles and my brad is from sei.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Congratulations - CPS63 & JSC7

Congratulations on Your Graduation - CardPatterns Sketch #63 and Just Scraps Challenge #7 - think pink. I had a request for a graduation card for a girl who loves pink and purple. I think I got it covered. :O)
My cardstock is real rose, pretty in pink and two shades of lavendar. The flowers are 7Gypsies velvet flowers. Ribbon is Cloud9. Sentiment stamp is Stampin' Up! The rubons used to create the focal point are from Basic Grey's Eve collection. On my real rose cardstock I stamped 9-4143G Leaf Lines from A Muse Artstamps. The rhinestone brads are from sei.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

SOFTPENCIL's 1st ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP!!!

SOFTPENCIL' Digital Stamps BLOG HOP!  It's the 1st Anniversary of SoftPencil's Digital Stamps and we're throwing a PARTY!!! I sure hope everyone is ready for a wonderful weekend. We are all super excited, it's going to be a blast. And here is how it goes... you have until this Sunday May 9th 8pm EST to complete the blog hop and don't forget to leave some *love* to my co-design team girls. Each of us is featuring our favorite Softpencil image and we will pick a random winner to win that image!
Also there will be a prize drawn for a voucher of $15 to use in SoftPencil's shop and some more surprises for the participants who leave a comment on all the blogs! so what are you waiting for? go on...!

We will be announcing the winners in next week :)
•May 6th Thursday - Blog hop

•May 27th Thursday - Customer blog hop

•Prizes and new releases!!!

The HOP STARTS on the SoftPencil Blog. You should have hopped here from JODI's blog.
Please HOP around the Design Team's Blogs, of which I am a Guest Designer. You saw my creation in the opener above. Now hop on over to Kerry's blog to see what FAB-O creation she has come up with.

Just in case you missed anyone, here's a list of the Gals with their links. Don't forget to visit us ALL because when this party is over, every DT member will be drawing a name from their comments to when the digi set featured in their project.

SoftPencil Blog
Cat
Michelle
Anne Marije
Catherine
Audrey
Melissa
Lisa
Jodi
ME
Kerry
 and we return to SoftPencil

Thanks for visiting me and hopping around. Good Luck!

This card was also entered in the Oh! Alice challenge chapter 11 -
something for a child.
CREATE a card, layout, or project for a CHILD. This can mean using children's images, making a layout of a child, creating a kid's bday card or room decor, you name it! The possibilities are endless!
This card was also entered in The Pink Elephant challenge #65 - Mommy, I Love You.

DEETS for my SIDE STEP card:
Images - SOFTPENCIL Digitals
House - digitally colored
American Crafts Cardstocks
Copics - RV13 (flowers, girl's cheeks and dress),E37 (trees, girl's hair, dog), E31 (dog, girl's hair),G07 (trees and shrubs), G14 (trees and shrubs),YG23 (trees, shribs, girl's dress),YG06 (trees and shrubs), B02 (bird)
larger pink flowers - SU Spring Bouquet Paper Shapers
trees background - Martha Stewart Trees Border Punch
Crystals - Prima
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Howdy! - S411SSC150

Howdy! - Stamping 411 - Saturday Sketch Challenge #150. Another first time play for me. I used some of my Mother's Day goodies my hubs bought me on this one: the little cowboy image, the Howdy sentiment and the ocre flowers. Basic Grey granola is my dp. I used my distressing tool and distressed the edges of my dp. I also inked the edges of my cardstock. I paper pierced the matte and the image. My ribbon was a pale silver satin. I needed it green or blue to match my dp. I didn't have any denim colored ink so I used my mellow moss ink pad and drug the ribbon across to get it the shade I needed. I colored the little cowboy with my Copics. 

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

College or Bust! - JAI16

College or Bust! - Just Add Ink #16 -

soft suede, pretty ink pink, ruby red, and so saffron. Although this is challenge #16 for Just Add Ink, it a is first time play for me. I stumbled upon Chic' n Scratch a couple of days ago. Angie does a weekly card tutorial on her blog and week #5 was a tutorial to make this 4 square card. Angie used a different color combo, I used the color combo for the JAI challenge. Even my hubs said he liked these colors together. The stamps are from Shirley's 2 Girls. I stamped my image with Stampabilities brown and heat embossed. Then I used my aqua painter with SU rose red and creamy caramel and CTMH sunflower to water color my image. My mod ribbon is from American Crafts.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gone a fishing - Just Fer Fun! CCC8

Congratulations on your retirement - I have laid aside business and gone a fishing. I just did this card for fun. I found these stamps in a box and they had NEVER been inked up so I felt I had to do them some justice. I created this card. Guess what, it SOLD! Yeppers, site unseen.
Deets: I stamped the trout with Stampibilities brown and heat embossed. Then I brayered a piece of whisper white cardstock with only orange, mellow moss, green galore and creamy caramel till I have the color pattern of ornage-y brown on the belly and lighter to darker green on the back and side. I added bugle beads and Signo white gel to the blue cardstock to simulate water glistening. I fashioned a hook for a piece of wire and hung it on a thread of rope adding a red bead for my bobber. For the sentiment on the base of the cardstock I stamped my sentiment in Stamabilities brown and heat embossed. I cut with a die and while the cs was still in the die I sponged coordinating colors. I punched 3 holes and added the black brads. Done, done and done!
Entered in the Crafty Calendar Challenge #8 for the month of May. The theme is "The Great Outdoors".
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana 

Welcome - FCC61 & FS101

Welcome - From Courtney's Closet #61. Sweet little Courtney in her tutu was our inspiration this week. My image is a stamp from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped it with Stampibilities Brown and heat embossed. Then I used my aqua pen and painted SU creamy caramel, mellow moss and ballet blue. I mixed the ballet blue and the mellow moss to get the right color for my eggs. Then I just dipped my aqua pen alternately in the ballet blue and the moss green and painted my background.
For my frame I followed Beate's Folded Paper Frame video tutorial. Then I added an extra layer of framing with a 4 x 4 piece of my dp. Then I matted it all on another piece of my dp at 5.25 x 5.25.
I added buttons, twine and ribbon embellies and called it DONE!
This card was also entered into the Friday Sketchers Challenge this week.
They are having a Blog Hop to celebrate their 2nd anniversary. So make sure you go check them out. You have 9 chances to win if you follow the rules.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday was just....

One of those days. I woke up and was feeling some aches and pains; my acheilles tendon in my right foot is hurting me again. My left hip was giving me fits and I just felt achy all over the place.
I had it in my head I was going to start a beef stew in my crock pot and let it cook all day. So I got the meat and the chopped onions and the chicken stock and placed it all in the crock pot and turned it on. 4 hours later, I decide it's time to put the potatoes and carrots in. Well, guess what. The danged crock pot was not plugged in! Thank goodness that stew meat was frozen when I put it in the pot. Otherwise I'd have had to toss the whole thing in the trash. Luckily for me the air conditioner is set somewhere around 72 and the kitchen is the coldest place in the house, when nothing is cooking. TA!
Anyhoo, I am off to bed now. Tomorrow's got to be a better day!

See yas on the flip side.
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friends - SSS54

If friends were flowers I'd pick you! - Sweet N' Sassy Sketch #54. My stamped image is from impressrubberstamps.com and is stamped with SU real red. I added some glitter to the center for a little glitz. Dps are from Basic Grey and American Crafts.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Courage - SNB5

Courage * Wait on the LORD, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, waith on the LORD. Psalm 27:14 - Stretch N Bubbles sketch challenge #5. I love this little teapot from Stretch N Bubbles. It's so cute and you can make it bright and cheery with the colors you choose. The Copics used: G14 and YG23 for the leaves and stems, Y11 for the teapot body, R29 for the cherries, R05 for the dots and C1 for the shadow. My sentiment is a digital from Sweet N Sassy's encouragement sentiments. Ribbon is from Stampin' Stacey, it's a Stampin' Up! ribbon but it's a giftie from Stacey. :O) Thank You Stacey! The designer papers are Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet collection.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Let's Get Together - CTD91


Let's Get Together - Color Throw Down #91 tempting torquoise, rose red, kiwi kiss.
This card was created for the Color Throw Down. My base is an 8.5 x 5.5 inch piece of torquoise. I scored and folded the base piece at 2.25, and 4.5 inches. Then I cut my double sided designer paper at 2 inches wide each. Double sided dp is the two patterns that you see here. I stamped my Stampabilities hummingbird with rose red and heat embossed it. Then I stamped my impressrubberstamps.com hibiscus flower with Brilliance pearlescent lime and Stampin' Up! rose red. Then I heat embossed them both. To thread my ribbon through I cut small slits; one in the fold of my card and then another on the dp piece I stamped the sentiment and hummingbird on. I left the piece on the front loose to flap. But since this card is seen straight on, you could probably use double sided tape and tape it down. Then the card could stay as is or you could matte it onto a piece of card stock so that it could open and you could put additional sentiment inside. I haven't decided if I will add the cardstock or leave as is.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Just a Note... - MTSC72

Just a Note... - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #72. For my card, once I decided on black and white, I stamped one of the Elegant Ornaments from the Stampin' Up! set by the same name. I inked the stamped in Stampabilities white ink and stamped and heat embossed my black cardstock. My sentiment is computer generated the font is Embassy BT set at 22 pica. The image stamps are from a set by I Brake for Stamps. I added just a smidge of red with a CTMH red marker. 

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Greetings from TEXAS - TTS & TESC111

Greetings from TEXAS - Texas Tues-step & Taylored Exprssions Sketch Challenge #111.
This card was created specifically for Libby's Texas Tues - step challenge this week and for Taylored Expressions. Stamps are from Stampabilities, Texana Designs, Deadbeat Designs and ArtisticOutPost.com. I used a piece of craft paper and I brayered some creamy caramel ink over the bottom portion of my paper masking off the top portion. After I brayered I removed the mask. Then I stamped the horses. Then I stamped the fence post. Then I stamped the greeting. I then got my aqua painter and added some color to my cowboy hat and the greeting. Then I used my silver Permapaque' and colored my stars and added some dots on my barbed wire to make it have a little shine on it. Then I tore some of the edges and distressed with CTMH distress ink. Lastly I added my ribbon and slide to look like a belt with a buckle.
Make sure you hop on over to check out what Shannan, Linda, Geeta & Libby ,the rest of the Tues - Steppin' Crew have created! Woohoo!
NOTE****  Hey Yall! The DEADBEAT hisself played along with our TUES - STEP this week! Check out what Mark created for his Tues - Step entry.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, May 3, 2010

Get Well - CPS62


Get Well - Card Patterns Sketches #62. This week's sketch is being sponsored by HeroArts.com
I used some scraps from Pink Paislee to make my card. I also used another of my Cuttlebug tissue flowers. Stamps are Stampin' Up! and I used Stampin' Up! ink pads with my aqua painter to color my flowers. Sentiment is a Rhonna Farrer rub on.

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

CCTNOVColour

The card I created below is entered in the challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown -- Nov Colour . Sentiment - from Simple Stories Mistl...