Thursday, August 30, 2012

TPC132

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #132 - sketch. Nice sketch this week. Love the simple design. I've taken simple and jazzed it up a bit with Silver Glimmer Paper #124005 and Gumball Green Core'dinations  cardstock #127847 from Stampin' Up! I've also used Candlelight Christmas DSP #126901. I used the Stripes Folder #123128 on my Core'dinations cs then sanded lightly. That's the terrific thing about this new cs from Stampin' Up! Love the added texture and dimension you get when you dry emboss and sand. Oh and I almost for got the biggest, brightest and betest thing about this card is the 3-D snowflake created using the Snow Flurry Bigz Die #127813.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net


TPP110

The Paper Players Challenge #110 - use the sketch.
 

Very CAS simple sketch. For my card I decided to use some NEW Stampin' Up! Products from the Holiday Catalog. I stamped the ornaments from Ornament Keepsakes #128051 (C) #128048 (W) in Gumball Green and Real Red. Then I used the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die to cut them out. I added some mini brads and some silver gel pen to dress them up a bit. The sentiment was stamped using Merry & Type #122552 (C) #122550 (W). I added a little bling with the Rhinestones.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MOJO256

MOJO MONDAY #256. I'm not a big fan of round cards. Well let me rephrase that, I am not a fan of MAKING round cards. I don't normally have much success. I've seen round cards make by other cardmakers and I drool over them. But for me the process isn't usually much fun. You see I don't make great circles. But this die I used was perfect and I love the way this card turned out. Hope the peeps at Verve are impressed enough to give me a nod. :O)

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

4CC104

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #104 - a sketch. Sweet sketch and most fun to get creative with. This week's challenge is brought to us by, Lori. Thanks Lori!


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net



Saturday, August 25, 2012

C4C #151

Crazy4Challenges has a sketch for us to play with this week, brought to us curtesy of Silke Ledlow.
Love this Cardinal scene. I stamped with Archiver's Black and then I colored with Pearls metallic paints, water and paintbrush on glossy cs.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Freshly Made #49


The sketch...

My take.
I love these snow people and they just look so cute, like they are in love but very shy about it. My sentiment says, "snowbuddy likes you as much as me!" Too cute, Right?
Perfect sketch this week and a ton of fun to play with. Go get some inspiration for the very creative folks at Freshly Made Sketches.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

CASE Study #105

CASE Study is still celebrating their anniversary. This week they want us to CASE a fellow player. So I CASED Pamela @ MIAO using THIS card. I think the thing that caught my interest about this card is it's CAS look. There are so many talented people who play along with these challenges. You really should go and check out their creations and CASE somebody to imitate. I did!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CCC#38 FAITH

Christmas Card Challenges #38 - Faith. I love this Stampin' Up! set The Sounding Joy. That flourish of JOY really is beautiful! The words to Joy to the World are stamped in Whisper White on Real Red dsp. The word Joy was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and heat embossed. The Real Red cs was embossed in the Vintage Wallpaper ef that I slathered with Cherry Cobbler ink. I always like to highlight with Stampin' Up! rhinestones. The dies are Spellbinders.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SPT#20

Let's Go Back 2 School!

Here's SoftPencil's latest digi. All the kiddoes are going back to school and LOOK, Michu and Ratiny have stowed away! They don't want their little people pals to leave them home. :-)

It's SoftPencil Tuesday once again and I love this image! Why not send your little munchkin off to school with a little note telling them how much you love them and wish them a very happy & successful year!

You can visit the SoftPencil Studios HERE.
You can see my fellow DT mates creations HERE.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Monday, August 20, 2012

CASEStudy#104

CaseStudy Challenge #104 Case a Design Team Member. It's continuing their Anniversary festivities.

Below is my card but you will have to scroll down to see who I CASE-d.

Now you get to see who I CASE-d!



Yes, it's Clare Buswell. I loved a lot of Clare's creations but this one gave me the opportunity to use my NEW die. I just loved the CAS design. I don't know if my version is as CAS. I used a glitter cardstock for my version. But I tried to stick to the same scheme of things. I hope I did Clare justice.

Thanks to CLARE BUSWELL for the inspiration!!!

MOJO Monday 255 & TPP109

MOJO MONDAY #255 & The Paper Players #109 (paper piecing).

I think this MOJO sketch is very MOJO-rific! I used Stampin' Up! dsp to piece my tree and birdie, to stick with the theme of The Paper Players challenge. I liked the effect of the pattern on the tree as it made it look like garland. I added some stickles to make more garland and some snow. I stickled the ornaments as well. I added stickles ot my little stamped Santa hat too. Merry Merry Christmas to you!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Crack that Glossy

Ok, I like it but I am not in LOVE with it. However, at least now I know I can accomplish the technique! Next time I will try it on a much smaller scale.

Technique : stamp your image. Then cover completely with Versa Mark. Then cover completely with embossing powder and heat. Repeat about 3 or 4 times. Let image cool completely, then whack it a few times on the side of your desk. Once it's cracked to your liking, stain it with some distressing ink. Rub it into the cracks. Call it done!!!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Freshly Made #48



Mrs. Frpsty. Isn't she just the cutest?! This stamp started out as just a snowman. But my very artisticly talented frien Nancy Cook added the girl accessories and this is the result. I only colored her with Stampin' Up! markers and stickles. This is a cute sketch and very easy to bling it up or just leave "fresh".
Below is Tui's sketch


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Very Productive 2 Days

A Very Productive Week with my group of friends The Bodacious YaYa Stampers!

First up is Frosty - colored with ink pads and water with paint brush.



#2 Yall Texas! - stamped

#3 Pine bough with holly and berries (stickles)


#4 Reindeer in Flight with pine boughs and stickles.


#5 Non-conventional Christmas - black, silver and red



#6 Wreaths and horses (stickles)


#7 work in progress - silver, black and red. Telescoping.


#8 Flip Front


#9 Flip Flop


#10 Abstract Tree with stickles


#11 Charles Dickens Christmas


#12 Abstract Christmas Tree


#13 Happy Fall Yall


#14 I call this my Dr. Seuss stocking. Markers and stickles.


#15 Black and white telescoping


#16 Little church in the wild wood. Scenescapes colored with markers


#17 Texas ornaments with pine boughs and stickles


#18 More of the little church in the wildwood.


#19 Cardinal & Finch telescoping.


#20 Basket weave (work in progress).



Special Thanks to my Ya Yas - Debbie Segler, Nancy Cook, Lorna Thornton and Mary Stewart for all the inspiration and hours of love, creativity and laughter!!!


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SPT#18

How about a little shower??? Well, we were fortunate enough to get a little drizzle last week and some cooler temps. We are hoping for a little more rain as August slowly slips away.
So talking about showers, how about Charming giving her flower a little shower. She's a wonderful sticker from the SoftPencil Studios.
Stampin' Up! -- Tangerine Tango, More Mustard and Gumball Green cs
Stampin' Up! -- International Bazaar dsp
Stampin' Up! -- Gumball Green ink pad

Check out the creations by the rest of the DT HERE.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

MOJO MONDAY #254

What a lovely sketch by Julee! I really like this one and I've used some fabulous Stampin' Up! products from the ribbon to the covered brad to the chipboard to the card stock to the buttons. It's all Stampin' Up! all day long! I know you want to play along with this one so rush on over to Verve's MOJO Monday and get busy! Don't forget to check out the DT cards while you're at it.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net


The Paper Players #108

This is my first play at The Paper Players. Fun color combo of Craft, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler.



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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Saturday, August 11, 2012

CCCB#121

City Crafter Challenge Blog Challenge #121 - The Graphics Fairy (Butterfly) .

I chose Stampin' Up! Pleasant Poppies stamp and the Flower Garden EF for my card. Stampin' UP! ink, markers, twine and International Bazaar DSP finished off the card. Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the lovely butterfly that added that little something extra.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

C4C & Freshly Made

Crazy 4 Challenges#149 - All White


These challenges always fascinate me. I love an all white card. I chose to play with my dies and cut some intricate patterns. My stamps are from Stampin' Up! Language of Friendship (both sentiment and the little bird). Check out the beautiful creations the DT has on display at


This card is entered in the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #47. It's a nice sketch. I seem to have a hard time with their theme of "Fresh" though. I think I always overdo. I have to learn less is more. Anyhoo, here's my card and below it is the sketch.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Friday, August 10, 2012

iSpy28

iSpy Sketches Challenge #28 -- My card



The Sketch


This is a pretty CAS sketch and I think for a beginner in sketch challenges this is a great place to start. Check out the DT creations at ISSC and play along.

I made a Christmas card. I am slowly accummulating a few of them now.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CTD204

Color Throw Down #204 - Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie. I have to say this is one of my favorite color combos. I think it's because it puts me in mind of fall. You know these are totally Halloween colors. But for me I didn't go with the predictable. I chose a romantic feel for my card. Hope you like it!
If you love color challenges you'll easily get hooked on Color Throw Down!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

CCTNOVColour

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