Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

Today is the last day of the Buy 3 Get one Pack Free offer from Stampin' Up!
You can mix and match any of the $10.95 packs of Designer Papers.... buy 3 packs and your 4th one is FREE!

To shop just go to --- www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

God bless you - Bright & Cheery

This one is Just 4 Fun! I love this beautiful dsp from Stampin' Up! It's retired but see how even after a dsp is retired you can STILL find uses for scraps! I love coming across these little bits and pieces in my stash and using them again and again to make some beautiful cards. The punches are SU Scallop Trim Corner & Border and I also worked the NEW beautiful Lace Ribbon Border punch into the mix. The stamps are SU Crosses of Hope.

I hope you enjoyed looking. If you did, please let me know with your comments.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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TSTC#74

Twisted Sketches Twisted Cards Challenge #74 ---
Above is the sketch and below is my take on the sketch. The "TWIST" this week is to STAMP.
I rotated the sketch to create my card.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PTWC & LilyPad

Paper Take Weekly Challenge this week is a sketch and I also am using this card for my swap with Lily Pad's September 2011 Card Chain Challenge. I used the Autumn theme for the Lily Pad Challenge. 
Today's card features Stampin' Up! dsp Paisley Petals #122367 and Greenhouse Gala. The SU stamps are Day of Gratitude #121148.
Hope you enjoy looking.
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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Study in Purple

Treat yourself like your own best company...
CS - Stampin' Up!-  Wisteria Wonder, Orchid Opulence (discon.)
Inks - Stampin' Up! - Brilliant Blue (discon.)
Stamps - Stampin' Up! - Creative Elements
Embossing - Stampin' Up! Textured Expressions Embossing Folders - Designer Frames
Punches - Stampin' Up! - Decorative Label & Butterfly
Charm - Stampin' Up! Brads - Filigree

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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P.S. The end of the quarter is August 31st so if you;d like to order and get the Buy 3 Get 1 free on Stampin' Up! Designer Papers you'd better get your order in ASAP so you don't miss this terrific deal!!! Thanks  :O)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #123 WEDDING




Hello Again! This is my PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS Challenge #123 this week. Make a wedding card using ONLY WHITE! The other rules that apply are to heat emboss and to dry emboss and use dies or punches.
I wish I could take credit for this design but once again I spotted this on my friend Monika Reeck's blog and I fell in love! Well who wouldn't!? :O)

If you decide to play along with us please tag your photos: pcpcuttlebug, pcpcuttlebug123

Thanks,
Betty aka ZacksNana
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Case-ing Monika Reeck

Monika has a banner across the top of her blog and I've been admiring one of her cards. I'm sure if you pop over there you will recognize which one I chose to CASE.
I hope you enjoy looking at this and I hope Monika is pleased with my CASE of her card.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Let It Snow

Yes, it is It's been hotter'n a goat's butt in a pepper patch in north central Texas but I am still in the mood to make Christmas cards! LOL
Hope you like this one. I used an embossing folder called Evergreen on some white core cardstock. Then I sanded the raised areas. I love this technique and the effect it turns out. I added some stashed embellies and ribbon and called it a done deal!

Hope you enjoy peeping in on my creations as much as I love bringing them too you. Remember, no matter what your creative style you can always try something new!

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CTD#156


Here's my creation for the 156th Color Throw Down of So Saffron, Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake. There are some spots that are blurred because this is a giftie for someone I know and I didn't want her to read all about it here. Just in case she reads my blog. :O)
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #47

Stampin' Up! all the way on this one. Well except for that little piece of decorative ribbon. I found that in my stash. The cardstock is real red. The dsp is Pocketful of Posies. The stamps are Ornate Blossom and Fabulous Florets. The punches are Boho Blossoms and Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet. The Ornate Blossom was stamped in Real Red onto a piece of cardstock then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I craft cut it and laid it out with dimensional adhesives. I added some bling with the Basic Rhinestones. This card was created for the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog. Alas I was too late to enter it. But it was truly fun to make and I love the way it turned out.
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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #122 SKETCH

This week in the Cuttlebug-ers Group @ PaperCraftPlanet the challenge is to use my card pattern as your sketch. So that would be one solid layer on top of your card blank. Then to smaller panels (one embossed) and the other as you like. Add a ribbon, a flower and a brad. Voila!

PLEASE tag your photos: pcpcuttlebug, pcpcuttlebug122
Hope you'll join us for a little Cuttlebug-ers FUN this week!
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Betty aka ZacksNana
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C4C101 - BINGO

Crazy 4 Challenges has us playing Bingo this week!

I'm still in the Halloween mode. I love this dsp from my stash. They have been "haunting" me for about a year. Get it! LOL

Anyhoo, for my creation I chose to follow the Bingo from top left to bottom right --- Square Card, Die Cuts and 2 or more dsp. My little ghostie is on a spring so he looks like he is floating out of the grave.

Hope you enjoyed looking.
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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Halloween - TSTC#73 - Handmade


This week with Twisted Sketches Twisted Cards we are using sketch #73 and doing something handmade. Well, I gotta admit, I wasn't sure what the rule meant by handmade. Soooo, when in doubt, I stamped and hand colored with my Watercolor Wonder Crayons from Stampin' Up! I hand pierced the upper edge of the pink cs. I added some stamped buttons and spruced them up with some Crystal Effects. I hope you like my Halloween card. I know it's early but it seems that as soon as school lets back in from summer vacation I start thinking of fall!
Oh I also entered this one in the Making Halloween Cards Challenge #8.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Friday, August 19, 2011

4CCC--Metal


4CraftyChicksChallenge -- Metal. Thinking of You is the title and sentiment on my card. I just love these silhouette flowers from Stampin' Up! set Fabulous Florets. I stamped in Sahara Sand and Wisteria Wonder. My "METAL" element is aluminum foil run through my Big Shot with the Top Note Die and the Stripes ef. I punched the white with my Scallop Border punch and then I laced my ribbon through it and tied a bow at each end. Added some rhinestones to the flowers and called it a day.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Times goes by so slowly...

This is a card my 7 3/4 year old grandson, Zackary designed. He loves to visit Nana & Poppa but he misses his mommy so much too when he's away from her. So this card's sentiment is, "Time goes by so slowly..." Inside "when we are apart." We will be putting this jewel in the mail in the morning to his mommy in College Station.
Zack is really proud of this creation and wanted me to post it on my blog to share with everyone. He hopes you enjoy looking at it and would be so pleased if you used it for inspiration. We used a lot of punches on this one.

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Betty aka ZacksNana and Zack
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Blissful Bird

Ever since I was a child I have always loved to color. With Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons I can take my coloring one step further and add some depth with shadowing and blending to my images. This little bird is Young Vermillion. He's stamped in Basic Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I used my watercolor crayons to color and my blender pen to move the colors around to the placement I was happy with. I chose a swatch of dsp from the Greenhouse Gala collection and I used my Boho Blossoms punch around the edges. Then I punched with tag with the Large Designer Label punch (1 of dsp and 2 of Real Red cs). The ribbon was pinch pleated and stapled. Then I glued it onto the ribbon I had wrapped around my cardstock. The Old Olive cs was placed halfway inside the Lines ef. All products used are Stampin' Up! except the staples.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

hello - CTD154

hello - this little Hootie is tellin' you "hello". This week at ColorThrowDown #154 they are challenging us to use Old Olive, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Dark Gray. The little Hootie was created using my punches. If you'd like to learn how I'd be glad to demo it for you and a few of your closest friends. It's all about Stampin' Up! here from the cardstock to the ribbon to the brads to the stamps to the punches. Enjoy!

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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CASE-ing Teneale Williams

This week at CASE Study #52 we are challenged to CASE someone's work that inspired us. Follow this link to see what Teneale Williams card inspired me! I have to say that I went through some of the previous challenges but it was the card made by Teneale that really caught my eye and my breath! I hope I did her creation justice. Thanks to all the ladies at CASE Study for always inspiring and challenging me.
This is also a study in Purple using Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder ink. Some Stampin' Up! stamps and dsp along with some Very Vanilla cs.
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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Holiday Emboss -- PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #121

Hello!
I am back from my birthday retreat with Deb Segler @ Priceless Memories Scrapbooking Retreat (page takes a little while to load but stick around there and enjoy her website) in Wylie, TX. Special Thanks to my dear girlfriend, Deb for this wonderful gift. It's one birthday party I'll remember for years to come. :O)
Now to my card. I moderate the PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS on PaperCraftPlanet which simply means I post the challenges for the ladies who want to play along. This week we are embossing both with embossing folders and with powder and heat. I hope you'll join in the fun over there with us at PCP. Or you could create a card and link it in your comments below. I'd love to see what you do with the challenge.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

You mean the world 2 me - Saturday Challenge#146

The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #146 -- Black & White. Love it? Wanna know how it's done? I'd love to demo it for you and a few of your lovely friends. Contact me at 2schaubs@sbcglobal.net and we'll make a date for a card class or workshop or maybe even a card swap class.
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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Twisted Sketches #71 - "TWIST" EDGE

Twisted Sketches Challenge #71 and the Twist is to EDGE. I wasn't exactly sure what "edge" meant so I distressed the edges of my card blank and then I punched edges on my Early Espresso cs.
I sure hope you will join us in playing along with this terrific sketch and the fun "twist"!
Hop on over to the Twisted Sketches Blog and see what the rest of the B Design Team has in store for you!

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy Birthday CTD153

This card was created using the ColorThrowDown #153 challenge - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pool Party and White. Looking at my card now, I realize I forgot to use white. Too late though, I am done and I am not changing a thing about it!
Stampin' Up! Products Used :
Stamps: Engraved Greetings and Language of Friendship
CardStock: Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Old Olive
Inks: Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Only Orange

The crochet lace looks chocolate in the photo but it actually is olive colored. This is what happens when you try to photograph a card at night by the light of a lamp.


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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Footprints on your heart - CPS126

This card was created using the Card Patterns Sketch #126. I really like this sketch. Let's me keep it clean but still add a lot of elements. All items are Stampin' Up! except for the sentiment.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Twisted Sketches #70 - Punch



Twisted Sketches Challenge #70  "PUNCH" is the twist. I punched my little "EWE" with my SU Star punch and my Small Scallop Round punch. To make her eyes I used the eyes from the Build an Owl punch. The sentiment is handwritten. Behind my EWE I stamped the SU Medallion stamp in Versa Mark ink and used the Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo embossing powders. I love it! Hope you do too!
Please pop over to the Twisted Sketches blog to see what lovely creations the A Team has for you to feast your eyes upon.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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CCTNOVColour

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