Thursday, May 31, 2012

Farewell to Lily Pad SWAG

Yes, it's sad but true. Lily Pad is going away. They will be leaving their site up but no more new news. I for one am so sad to see them go. It was a great highlight to my weekend when the news feed would arrive in my e-mail and I would see that link to the video tutorials. I couldn't leave home until I'd sat through that groovy tune and watched some card making yummies. But as the ladies said, it's time to move on. So to celebrate the happy times we've all shared at the Lily Pond, Deborah is giving away some stamping swag. Visit Deborah's Blog and get in on the draw!


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CR84FN55

 This week the ladies at CR84FN challenged us to use Lavender, Celery and Gray. Ok, so I added a little rose to the mix. Sorry but I didn't have any dsp that was just Lavender, Celery and Gray. I love this image from Jodie Lee Designs (she's on ETSY). Isn't she just a vision of sheer Victorian excellence! I colored her with my Stampin' Up! Markers. Below is the inspiration for this color challenge at CR84FN #55.
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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Spy Sketch #17

I Spy Sketches Challenge #17. Received some NEW stamps in the mail over the weekend and just finally today had a chance to play with them. This stamp is from Our Daily Bread and is colored with daubers and Stampin' Up! craft ink. The sentiment reads: This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous will enter through it. Psalm 118:20.

Thanks for looking.

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

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Twisted Sketches Chipboard

This week @ Twisted Sketches we are playing with a lovely sketch and some CHIPBOARD! My piece of chipboard is very small. That's it, yeah, that little butterfly is chipboard. I stamped a little doily pattern on her to give her a little detail and added some braided twine to make the antenna. I stamped my dahlia 3 times in versa mark and heat embossed; 1 in melon mambo and 2 in tangerine tango. Then I went back and stamped the center and heat embossed with wild wasabi. I've used an embossing folder on my yellow cs and my green leaves. I brushed over the raised areas on the leave with a deeper shade of green to give a little dimension. Raised my flower petals up on dimensional adhesives. Lovely creation and I love the colors.

Hope you play along with us at Twisted Sketches this week. Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations. You can find their links in my side bar and on the Twisted Sketches blog.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SoftPencil Tuesday

Here we are once again for SoftPencil Tuesday. Again I am using stickers. These are so much fun to play with and I used Copics to color my scene. There's a little DSP from Stampin' Up! and there's a little surprise INSIDE!

That's right, Sunny is hiding inside! I just punched an oval in a piece of Pool Party cs and set him down inside with one ear in and one ear out. These stickers are so much fun. Getcha' some!!!

SoftPencil Studios...
Don't forget to check out the DT's creations and leave them some love.

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

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Freshly Made #35


Freshly Made #35.
This was a fun sketch! I saw it quite differently than most of the other participants. I used chipboard stickers to create the three panels in the center piece of the sketch. Added some embellies and this one complete.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Coloring with Chalks

I love this little Geisha. I used my chalks and my blender pen to color here. I am very pleased with how she turned out.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SoftPencil Tuesday

Hello! It's SoftPencil Tuesday today! I am featuring Charming on a Cupcake stickers from SoftPencil Studios. I love these vinyl stickers from SoftPencil. They are fun to play with. I just stuck mine onto a piece of cardstock and craft cut. Raised it up on dimensional adhesives.

SoftPencil Studios offers stamps, digital images, stickers and a whole lot more! So rush on over and check them all out. Don't forget to look in on the DT members' blogs and leave them some love. We always work really hard to create beautiful projects to help inspire your creativity.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Monday, May 14, 2012

CR84FN with MojoMonday

 CR84FN#54 Mint, Blue, and Neutral... Here's my take on the color combo using the sketch from MoJo Monday #241. Love the sketch but the colors were quite a challenge for me. But I "GOT `ER DONE!"

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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Twisted Sketches 105 Flower

Here we are for another week of fun at Twisted Sketches. This week we have another terrific sketch from the Fabulous Anam! And the "Twist" this week is FLOWER. I used some Stampin' Up! DSP, twine, a border punch, pearls and dies. I added some chipboard flowers.

I hope you will join us at Twisted Sketches and play along, don't forget to check out the DT inspirations and leave them some love!

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I Spy 14

I Spy #14 - Love the CAS sketch this week. I just brayered some Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Concord Crush onto my white cs. Then I used the Jumbo Roller Very Vintage across 3 times from top to bottom. Used some decorative paper for the 3 bars. Then I die cut come green cardstock for the branches and edged them with my marker. Added some Signo and called this one a wrap.

Check out the fabulous sketches offered at ISPY, I know you'll get inSPYred!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

SPT4

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another SoftPencil Studios featured stamp (digi). Today I am featuring Ladybug with Flower image. This little lady is so stinkin' cute, you can't help but smile! I colored my image with Copics, then craft cut leaving a little white border. Since this coming Sunday is Mother's Day here in the states I added Mother to the card. Sometimes, less is more.

Shop SoftPencil Studios and while there please check out the creations of our wonderful DT members!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Sunday, May 6, 2012

3 Texans and 1 Cajun FUN!

This weekend I had a play date with some of my favorite lady friends. We were extremely creative and had a barrel of laughs in the process. Good friends, good food and good fun! That's what it's all about!

Thanks to our Hostess with the mostest, Debbie Segler. Special Thanks to Nancy for teaching us some of her beautiful techniques. And lastly to sweet Lorna, who is our silent angel. She just listens and follows direction so well! Love you all!!! MUAAAAAAAH!

Here's the beautiful things we created under Nancy's tutelage.

Simple but so effective. Stamp in Versa Mark. Heat with Gold embossing powder. Craft cut.
These butterflies were stamped on a page from a magazine.


Irredescent watercoloring. Stamped images on black cardstock then heat embossed with pewter, copper or white embossing powder. Then paint with irredescent water colors.





Thanks for looking!

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SoftPencil Tuesday

Hello and Welcome! Once again it is SoftPencil Tuesday!!! Yay! Today I am featuring Lilly with a Flower. Lilly is so fun to color. I used Copics and added some Smooch Pearl to her hair to give it that fresh washed shiny look. Isn't she just too sweet. What mother wouldn't love to receive her on this Mother's Day! Happy first day of May and Happy Mother's Day.

Be sure to check out Lilly and all her friends in the SoftPencil Studios Shop and visit the rest of my DT buddies and see which digital stamp they chose to work with this week!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

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