Friday, March 30, 2012

CASEStudy84

Stampin' Up! DSP provided the colors and patterns for this one. I love this two sided paper with the tiny leaves on one side and the red and white lace on the other. A little red gingham ribbon can do wonders!

This card was inspired by CaseStudy this week. Loved the CAS elegance of this design.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Butterfly Hello

Color Throw Down #185 - Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Regal Rose & Basic Black.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Thursday, March 29, 2012

GOD writes the GOSPEL

My dear Canadian friend, Marion Evans stamped me a few of these sunflowers to play with and today I did just that. I used my Copics and some of my Stampin' Up! markers to do the coloring. I'm sorry you can't see the sentiment too well but it says, "GOD writes the GOSPEL not in the BIBLE alone, but on TREES and FLOWERS and CLOUDS and STARS. ~Martin Luther. I love this saying. For me, it exemplifies Spring.


I added dried watermelon seeds for my sunflower centers and adhered them with Crystal Effects.
Hope you like it!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SoftPencil DT


I´m writing you to let you know WE'RE BACK! 
That's right, SoftPencil has brought us girls back together as her new and improved DT and COMING SOON to celebrate we'll be joining forces to bring the SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS BLOG HOP! 
Just in case you've been off the planet for the past several months, here are just a few of the products SoftPencil Studios has been producing and are currently available Stickers, Rub-ons, Cling-its and Wall Decals available at EAD Designs, Rubber Stamps and Photopolymer Clear Stamps available at Latina CrafterSHOP HERE.

This week the DT is featuring Michu & Ratiny coloring eggs.

Stay Tuned in the days and weeks to come for more from SoftPencil Studios.

Design Team




Thanks for Looking.
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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beyond the Sea

This card was really fun to make. I used a variety of stamps from two different sets. I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
iSpy Sketches: use their sketch

Cupcake Craft Challenges: the Sound of Music to incorporate music into the design. I chose the song Beyond the Sea for my theme.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CASEStudy

Colored with Copics! I have loved this stamp set since I purchased it. Coloring the hydrangeas with my Copics is soooo much FUN! This card is created for CaseStudy Challenge #83 using the color inspiration at ColorThrowDown 182.

Stamp set is Bloomin' Beautiful from Stampin' Up! (RETIRED).

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CAS-ing Vicky

Vicky's creation.

My interpretation.


I always look forward to my Sunday cuppa and the tutorial videos from Lily Pad. This week was no exception. I loved Vicky's card so much I had to try out the technique myself and I am quite happy with my end result.

Stampin' Up! products used: Labels Collection Framelits, Fabulous Florets (stamps), Beyond the Garden (dsp), Calypso Coral (ink), Rich Razzleberry (ink), Jewels (pearls), Very Vanilla (cs). 

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Betty J Schaub

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Spy Sketches Challenge

I Spy Sketches Challenge #07 - Loved this sketch. Was fun and interesting and a new challenge to play in for me.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Blessings

Here's my card flat and ready to mail.
Here's my card standing. Photos don't do this one justice!



The card was created using a printed pattern from CraftsUPrint.






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Betty J Schaub

www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

CR84FN50


I created this one for the CR84FN challenge #50 to use pink, orange and yellow. Which I did! I love this butterfly from Layers of Color. I added some crepe paper twisted, pearls and a stick pin.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Twisted YELLOW

This is  my DT assignment for Twisted Sketches this week.
Here's a little video of the little spinner.
video
I love these little thingies! I got them at MFT.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Friday, March 16, 2012

Chicks Rule

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Chicks Rule! - Gotcha covered!!!
I just flew (pun intended) by the seat of my britches on this one. I just took a piece of 12x12 cs and cut it down to 11 x 4. Then I scored at 1 3/4", 5 `/2", 6 5/16" and 7 3/16". It makes the cutest little purse/treat holder.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

For Bella

So my friend, Sue has a beautiful granddaughter named Isabella Ryan. I call her Bellarina! So anyways Sue asked me to make some Easter cards for her family and I made this one for Bella(rina). I sure hope she likes it!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net


Stampin' Up! Stamps used -- Easter Blossoms, The Nicest Things, Whimsical Words, and Tea Shoppe

Monochromatic Green

Mojo Monday 232 &; Sugar Creek Hollow #2 -  Happy Easter & ColourQ
-- Going Gray, Glorius Green, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, and Ivory.

Awesome sketch at MOJO MONDAY and my favorite color is GREEN so Thanks to the ladies at Sugar Creek Hollow and ColourQ.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Sunday, March 11, 2012

PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS 136

Hello And Welcome PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS!

I've been racking my brain to try to bring some new challenges to the table. So Thursday night and Friday, I stayed over at my friend, Deb's house. We played all night and all day!!!
So I was telling her I needed some new ideas and she asked me if I'd ever marbled. I told her I had done some marbling in the past ( way back). However, the more she talked, the more I realized we weren't speaking of the same technique. So that brings us to Challenge #136 - Marbling the Deb Segler way.

She said to use a marble and an old ice tray. Since I didn't have either I used an old acrylic brad package and a round bead. So either way, here's how you go:
1. In the container (ice tray or whatever) drops several drops of re - inker. I used Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade.
2. Drop in your marble or bead.
3. Roll the marble or bead around in the ink.
4. Cut 1 piece of white cardstock 4" x 5.25".
5. Place the cardstock in a clean used meat tray or I used one half of my stamp cleaner witht he rough stuff taken out.
6. Drop the marble or bead onto the cardstock and keep moving the tray around rolling the marble/bead on the cardstock.
7. Keep up with process until you have the color as saturated as you like.
8. Clean the marble/bead.
9. If using an ice tray drop another color into another section of the tray.
10. Drop in the marble/bead and repeat steps 6 - 9. My suggestion is not to use more than 4 colors as it will muddy up the colors.

Now when I had completed the marbling process, my cardstock was still a little too white. So I spritzed it with a little bit of clear water. I gently blew on a little puddle and moved it around until I liked what I saw. Then I used my heat tool to dry and set the ink.

Now this is your background paper/cardstock. I put my peice through my "bug" with an embossing folder, matted it on a coordinating paper, added some embellies and ribbon. Voila!

Wanna see???

Well here ya go!


If you find this technique too labor intense just get some dsp and emboss it and upload your photo. But if you try this technique, I'd LOVE to see your creations!

Please tag your photos: pcpcuttlebug, pcpcuttlebug136, pcpcuttlebugers

Thanks and HAVE FUN!

Hugs,
Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
http://zacksnanaat.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 8, 2012

SoftPencil and FMS25

Here's the michevious Michu and the Ratiny Pal! Yes these are SoftPencil designs. Couldn't miss and opportunity to play with these again and with St. Patty's Day just next week I rolled with it!
Below is the sketch.


This card was created using the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. I flipped the sketch.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ColourQ



ColourQ127 -- this is my first time playing along with the ColourQ. I just really played because the colors spoke to me - Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and White. I think part of the reason it spoke to me was because I had this cute little paper stack with these awesome colors featured on every sheet. So I used my Stampin' Up! punches and punched 3 branches with the Bird Builder punch. Using the same punch I punched the little birds and their feathers. Then with the Cupcake Builder punch I used the frosting part of the cupcake for my clouds. Added a couple of pearls and a little Early Espresso ink to make the eyes. Stamped my sentiment and called it a day. Now I am off to bed. Night folks!


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Inspirational Card Sketches

Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #154 and the cloud pattern from Van Laar Designs played rather well together. Or at least I think so. LOL

I printed the cloud and then flipped it. Sponged some Pool Party ink around the edges. Printed and cut another cloud on dsp for my shadow effect. I punched a large scalloped circle out of dsp and stamped and drew lines on it to respresent my sun. The hot air balloon is a flower petal punched from Build a Blossom punch. I added some twine for the ropes and a tiny square for the basket. The sentiment reads, The sky's the limit. Inside sentiment is Happy Birthday, wishing you a wonderful day.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #1 TRASH TO TREASURE --
They asked us to take something that would normally be headed for your garbage can or your recycling bin and transform it into a vintage, shabby chic or primitive treasure. They were also hoping that we'd make use of our scraps in this challenge but that shouldn't be considered our trash item.
So here we go!
The first thing I found was these torn and wrinkled pieces of packing tissue.


Then I came across this little Take Out Box (yes it was unused but I never could figure out what to make with them).

 But I think I remedied that situation. Happy Easter was born from a couple of cupcake picks (leftovers from a birthday). A paper doily (picked up at a Mexican restaurant) from under a bowl of Chicken Tortilla Soup. Some lace and ribbons scraps, a piece of  12 x 12 decorative paper, some ribbon rosettes, bead trim and Voila! A Happy Easter basket I can display on my dining table!
Oh, and if you are wondering where the tissue went, it's stuffed down in the bottom of the take out box and the picks were just stuck down into it.

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Betty J Schaub www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Twisted LEAP

Ok, sometimes my Twisted Sketches DT assignments are just too stinkin' FUN! That's exactly how I felt this week when creating this little jewel! All of the letters were computer generated and colored in with my markers. I have to say, this is a really terrific sketch. I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw it and the theme for this challenge. Please go check out the rest of the DT's creations. There are a slew of very talented ladies on the TS Challenges DTs. They RAWK!

Celebrate Leap Year 2012!!!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

It's Been A While...

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