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Freshly Made 32

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Here's the sketch for the challenge this week at Freshly Made.

Here's my take on the sketch.

I stamped my image with Versa Mark and colored with Copics. Added some Pearlized Smooch. The stamp set is from Stampin' Up! set Happiness Shared. I used the sentiment from the same set.
Thanks for Looking. T%dles Peeps! Betty J Schaub www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

No Stamps 4CraftyChicks

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This is a stair step card. All the dsp used on this card was from a kit I order from Hero Arts kit of the month club.  The sentiment is a die cut from the same kit. I simply craft cut and placed the pieces in the stair. It was soooo much fun to create.
Thanks to the Ladies at 4CraftyChicks for this week's challenge to NOT USE STAMPS!

T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Twisted Sketches Shower

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Here's my card for this week's Twisted Sketches DT assignment and can you guess what the "Twist" is this week? It's SHOWER! So I cut an umbrella from a piece of dsp and added some stickles and glossy accents to it. Then I took a hat pin and added some beads and a paper flower to the top. I stamped rain drops and I am afraid I may have gone a little overboard with them. But that's the thing that sux about stamping; you can put it on but you can't take it off!

Thanks for looking. Please visit the Twisted Sketches site and see what the rest of the DT have in store for you in the way of eye candy. I know you'll find something inspiring there.

T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

I Spy a Color Throw Down

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I Spy #13 and Color Throw Down #189. These two challenges really work well together for me. I have a terrific sketch as well as a lovely color palette to work with. I often have trouble with paneled cards (what I call them for lack of a better word). I never can get my pieces uniform in size and shape. Then I stumbled on a happy moment when I realized, if I cut my card blank and matte first then I can cut another piece of cardstock matte of a third color graduated 1/4" inch smaller that the previous piece and then cut it into the panels. Kicking myself for not having thought of that sooner. For a long time now I have been straying away from paneled cards and now I think I may have a technique that will work for me!!!

Anywhoo, now if I could only get perfect light to take my photos, I'd be whistling Dixie!!!

Hope you like my card for these 2 fabulous challenges!

TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS BLOGHOP WINNERS

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Blog hop winners!!! Happy Friday!!! Thank You very much for playing along with us and leaving such beautiful comments!!! Thanks to all of the bloggers who participated with their blogs and made wonderful creations to share with us! :)
Time to find out the winners of our 3 blog hops!
Elizabeth has chosen three winners (one for each blog hop) through random.org. Those winners will receive a gift certificate of $15 for her shop. These were the entries...

Blog Hop 1
1-Sonia 2-Heather D 3-Tami B 4-Debra Miller 5-Chris America Real 6-Mamichelle 7-La Pingui 8-AmyJ 9-Elizabeth 10-Diana 11-Rachel Miller 12-Reyna Ibarra 13-Minidoe 14-Ingrid
15-Fibre Junky
16-Lidia Baltazar Salazar
17-Ruthie Lopez
Blog Hop 2
1-Lidia Baltazar Salazar 2-Teresa Godines
3-Polly 4-Ingrid 5-Carla 6-July 7-Anabé 8-Kimberly 9-Thais 10-Tami B 11-Elizabeth
12-Sonia 13-Ruthie Lopez 14-Minidoe 15-Amy Jones 16-La Pingui
Blog Hop 3
1-Ruthie Lopez 2-Debra Miller 3-Heather D 4-Miriam 5-Polly 6-Carmen 7-Kimberly 8-Amy Jones 9-Lizy …

Final Week of SoftPencil's Blog Hop

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Hello!
I´m so excited this week the SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS DT gets to participate in the blog hop :).



Why a blog hop? What are we celebrating you might ask?? We are celebrating the first year offering the Tinytwinies™ characters, the first year of Softpencil Studios relaunching and Elizabeth's 10th anniversary as a professional artist. And we´ll also celebrate the opening of Elizabeth's very own shop where all of her products will be available: digi-stamps, clear stamps, stickers, rub-ons, kits for card making, scrapbooking and paper crafting (they include her new line of papers). More details and products coming soon!

Hope you'll show us your support!!! We are down to the final week of the hop.

Due to numerous blogs participating Elizabeth (SoftPencil herself) has split the list of participants up into 3 groups of 16 blogs each, so we´ll have 3 blog hops. The first one will run from April 10 to April 15, the second one will run from April 15 to 20 and the third one,…

SoftPencil Tuesday

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Today I am featuring SoftPencil's Stickers...
I have to say, I don't usually use stickers on my cards because I find them one dimentional. However, I find if you add a little cardstock to the back and craft cut them you get a nice little embellishment or even focus piece. This is the case witht he little watering can and flower pots sticker from SoftPencils Tinytwinies Garden of Friends collection. 

It's not too late you join in the BLOG HOP HERE. Leave some love as you hop and you'll be entered in a random giveaway.

T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

I Spy #12

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I Spy Sketch Challenge # 12 - I really love this sketch! CAS works on a busy day like today. I am supposed to be cleaning house. But when I saw the sketch, I had to play along. But now I have my card up and I have to go get busy as I have family arriving in T minus 5 hours!!!

Hope you like my creation. I think I love how it turned out!!!

Happy Crafting.
T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net


SoftPencil Studios Blog Hop

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I entered this card in the Lot's of Flowers Challenge at Great Impressions.
Hello! 


I´m so excited and very busy working on details for the upcoming SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS blog hop :).

Why a blog hop? What are we celebrating you might ask?? We are celebrating the first year offering the Tinytwinies™ characters, the first year of Softpencil Studios relaunching and Elizabeth's 10th anniversary as a professional artist. And we´ll also celebrate the opening of Elizabeth's very own shop where all of her products will be available: digi-stamps, clear stamps, stickers, rub-ons, kits for card making, scrapbooking and paper crafting (they include her new line of papers). More details and products coming soon!

Hope you'll show us your support!!!

Due to numerous blogs participating Elizabeth (SoftPencil herself) has split the list of participants up into 3 groups of 16 blogs each, so we´ll have 3 blog hops. The first one will run from April 10 to April 15, the second one will run from…

My BLOGOVERSARY IS COMING!!!

Hi There!

I can't believe I've been blogging since June 2, 2007.
To celebrate this momentus occasion I am making you a deal!

If you place a $50 Stampin' Up! order with me between now and the end of June, I will give you a stamp set ($15.00 VALUE) FREE!!! So get to shopping because there are a lot of wonderful stamps going away.

You can begin your shopping HERE.


TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Stampin' Up PROMOS

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Have you heard the news? The new annual catalog will debut in June — a month earlier than before! Since we are getting the catalog earlier, we are saying goodbye to retiring stamps and accessories earlier, too. All the stamp sets in this newsletter are going away on May 31st. Be sure to check out the entire retiring stamp set list now, and the retiring accessories list starting on April 25th - so you don’t miss out on your retiring favorites!

While you are shopping for your must-have retiring stamp sets, don’t forget to add some playful products, like this month’s Summer Smooches sneak-peek promotion. Try recreating the bookmark project below for the readers in your life using the Summer Smooches stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. Using these coordinating products saves you time, looks fabulous, and takes away a lot of the guesswork.

Hopefully you can feel the excitement of what’s coming in June. Anything else I can help you with?Uncharted Ter…