Monday, April 30, 2012

Freshly Made 32

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

Saturday, April 28, 2012

No Stamps 4CraftyChicks

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

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

Friday, April 27, 2012

I Spy a Color Throw Down

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

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
10-Marita
11-Carmen
12-Mimi
13-Sonia
14-Elizabeth
15-Mamichelle
16-Minidoe
17-La Pingui

...and these are the winners!


Blog hop 1: Minidoe
Blog hop 2: Teresa Godines

Blog hop 3: Marita

And do you remember the mystery blogs? All those who left a comment on those blogs were entered into a drawing to win a digi-stamp. There were 5 Mystery Blogs with 5 winners! Below is the name of the blog and who
wins.
Jenn´s blog ------------ Debra Miller
Piali´s blog ------------ Chris America Real
Pauline´s blog --------- Elizabeth Hernandez
Heather´s blog -------- ♥ Mo ♥
Melissa´s blog -------- Leikkaan Mervi

Congratulations girls!!! e-mail  elizabethpujalka@hotmail.com to claim your prizes :)

Have a beautiful weekend!!! ♥


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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Final Week of SoftPencil's Blog Hop

Before
 After

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, from April 20 to 25.


The 3 blog hops start and end on the http://softpencilblog.blogspot.com. If you'd like to celebrate with us and play along make sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some prizes! br />There will be several prizes,
• Winners for each blog hop (three winners) will receive a gift certificate of $15.
Elizabethwill choosing a random blog which will win one of her new kits.
• All who participate by leaving their comments on each blog of 1, 2 or the 3 blog hops will receive a free digi-stamp of their choice will have to e-mail: elizabethpujalka@hotmail.com to receive your prize(s).

• Mystery Blog(s) are scattered so make sure you comment on every blog, to be entered in a drawing to win a digi-stamp.
Here's the list of the 2nd round participating blogs:
Blog hop (from April 20 to 25) START HERE : SoftPencil Studios http://softpencilblog.blogspot.com






4- Tere AzĂșa  http://tereazua.com/

5- Carolyn Castillo  http://carolynscrap.blogspot.com

6- Diana Maldonado  http://latinacrafter.blogspot.com








14- Betty  http://zacksnanaat.blogspot.com   YOU ARE HERE!


16- Dawn  http://cherrytreestudio.blogspot.com
END HERE
http://softpencilblog.blogspot.com
Remember to leave them some love so you can be entered into the drawings.

Thanks and I hope to see your comments on my blog.
T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net


Elizabeth Pujalka - IllustratorOwner, CEO and Designer at Softpencil Studios

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SoftPencil Tuesday

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

Friday, April 20, 2012

I Spy #12



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


Thursday, April 19, 2012

SoftPencil Studios Blog Hop

 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 April 15 to 20 and the third one, from April 20 to 25.


The 3 blog hops start and end on the http://softpencilblog.blogspot.com. If you'd like to celebrate with us and play along make sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some prizes! br /> There will be several prizes,
• Winners for each blog hop (three winners) will receive a gift certificate of $15.
Elizabeth will choosing a random blog which will win one of her new kits.
• All who participate by leaving their comments on each blog of 1, 2 or the 3 blog hops will receive a free digi-stamp of their choice will have to e-mail:   elizabethpujalka@hotmail.com to receive your prize(s).

• Mystery Blog(s) are scattered so make sure you comment on every blog, to be entered in a drawing to win a digi-stamp.
Here's the list of the 2nd round participating blogs:
Blog hop (from April 15 to 20) START HERE   : SoftPencil Studios http://softpencilblog.blogspot.com

Remember to leave them some love so you can be entered into the drawings.

Thanks and I hope to see your comments on my blog in the coming weeks.

T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub

Elizabeth Pujalka - IllustratorOwner, CEO and Designer at Softpencil Studios

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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


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 Territory Card - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!® Uncharted Territory Card

This set is great for masculine cards. The sea is a wild place that though treacherous at times, can also be quiet and lulling. Anyone who loves the sea can tell you about the special relationship between sailors and lighthouses.

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    Uncharted Territory Stamp Set - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Uncharted Territory Stamp Set (#116952)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 101

    Top Note Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Top Note Stampin' Up! Bigz Die (#113463)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 222
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Old Friends 3-D  - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!® Old Friends 3-D

Create timeless treasures and gifts using our products. Our Timeless Treasures Set and products from our Beau Chateau Suite combine to create an unforgettable gift.

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    Timeless Treasures Stamp Set - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Timeless Treasures Stamp Set (#118748)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 135
    Tasteful Trim Bigz Die - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Tasteful Trim Bigz Die (#120893)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 221
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Tidings Card - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!® Tidings Card

Watercoloring is a fun way to add a personal touch to any card or gift, as we did in this adorable Christmas card.

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    Tidings Of Joy Stamp Set - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Tidings Of Joy Stamp Set (#122685)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 42
    Aqua Painter - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Aqua Painter (#103954)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 203
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Thanks Card - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!® Thanks Card

Use our new Stampin’ Emboss Powders in Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Melon Mambo to make these Flower Fest stamp images pop! Most stamps in this set have a coordinating punch. Pair it with our A Word For You, which has warm thoughts and charismatic fonts. There are enough greetings in this set to pair with just about any image on any kind of card.

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    Flower Fest Stamp Set - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Flower Fest Stamp Set (#122278)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 124
    Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (#122366)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 183
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Dog Card   - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!® Dog Card

You don’t have to be a dog lover love this card – but it helps. The stamp set is called D Is for Dog, but the D might also stand for “Darned cute!”

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    D Is For Dog Stamp Set - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    D Is For Dog Stamp Set (#115784)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 72
    P Is For Paw Wheel - Images © 2012 Stampin' Up!®
    P Is For Paw Wheel (#115620)
    2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog page 72
To purchase supplies for any of the projects highlighted here, visit my store and enter in the item number listed in the search box on the top left.
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RETIRING STAMP SETS
Going, Going, GONE on May 31st*

FLOWERS
Inspired by Nature
Every Moment
Awash With Flowers
Flower Fancy
Array of Sunshine
[W][FRA][ESP]
[W]
[W][C][FRA]
[W][C]
[W]
[W][C]

HOLIDAYS
Batty For You
Dasher
Four The Holidays
Holiday Lineup
I (Heart) Hearts
Scenic Season
[W]
[W]
[W][FRA][ESP]
[W]
[W][C]
[W]

GREETINGS
Sincere Salutations
Short & Sweet
Smarty Pants
You're A Gem
Perfect Words
Thank You Kindly
[W][FRA]
[W]
[W]
[W][C][FRA]
[W][C][FRA][ESP]
[W][FRA]

ELEMENTS
Tagtastic
Vintage Vogue
Notably Ornate
Medallion
Good Grid
Frame It
[W][C][FRA][ESP]
[W][C][FRA]
[W][C][FRA]
[W]
[W]
[W][C][W][C]

GROWING UP
All In The Family
Bear Hugs
Bringing Baby
Fox & Friends
From Your Teacher
Turtle & Co.
[W]
[W]
[W]
[W][C]
[W][C]
[W][C][FRA][ESP]
* This is not a full list of retiring products. Visit my store for full details. To purchase retiring stamp sets listed above, click on the picture. Click here to download the flyer (PDF).

Stand Set Available in the Following: [W]=Wood [C]=Clear [FRA]=French [ESP]=Spanish
April Color Inspiration
DAFFODIL DELIGHT
LUCKY LIMEADE
REAL RED
ISLAND INDIGO
April Color Inspiration Project
Example
HOW TO ORDER


You can place an order with me anytime at my Online Store. To visit my online store select my Stampin' Up! website and select the SHOP NOW button on the top right for special pricing. There is no minimum/maximum amount and orders will be shipped directly to you within 7-10 business days. If your order is over $150, you'll receive Stampin' Rewards!


Thanks for your interest.
Betty J Schaub
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 3+ years.

www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net



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