Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SPT30

SoftPencil Tuesday #30. Christmas/Winter images.



Be sure and check out the rest of the DT projects this week and if you'd like to get in on the fun with these stickers or any of the SoftPencil Studios Products just click HERE.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Merry, Merry Christmas



The Paper Players Challenge #119, such a lovely sketch! Their DT has created some beautiful things for your eyes this week.

Do you ever OVER THINK a design? I do it a lot! And I hate that I do but sometimes I just can't seem to hold back. This time I went with less is more. I had pulled out about 4 different dsp for this project when I sat back and looked at it and thought to myself,
"WOW, that's awfully busy!" That's when I stepped away and looked at the sketch again and saw it in this simpler design. I LOVE IT! Hubs even said it's a nice color palette. :O)

Now everything you see except the embossing folder on the banner is Stampin' Up! product. Please feel free to ask any questions. If you want to buy supplies for this card please check out my shop at www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net Also make sure you check my side bar for something special from Stampin' Up!

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Betty J Schaub

CAS(E) this Sketch!

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #3. This blog is a babe in the challenge world as this is only their 3rd challenge. But I think this one will be around for a LONG time as it looks like a lot of fun!
Here's the sketch:


For my card I used Very Vanilla cs with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and
Fun & Fast Notes stamp set, Primrose Petals stitched ribbon and Scallop Circle Punch.  I stamped my image in Soft Suede and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then using my markers I colored the image. I tied the bow and then added dimensional adhesives to the back and mounted onto my card base. I love this CAS(E) card!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

C4C160

Crazy 4 Challenges #160 is a sketch! I love playing with sketches when creating my cards. I teaked this one a bit but I think I stuck pretty close to the sketch. Love this little bear. Isn't she adorable?!

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Betty J Schaub
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Thanks AUD! I love these dies!!! I won these dies from AUD in a monthly drawing she has on her blog every month.


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Betty J Schaub
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Freshly Made #58

 
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #58 brought to you by Narelle.
 
Fab-o sketch. Fun to create with.
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Betty J Schaub
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SPT29

SoftPencil Tuesday #29. Christmas/Winter images.

Be sure and check out the rest of the DT projects this week and if you'd like to get in on the fun with these stickers or any of the SoftPencil Studios Products just click HERE.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Paper Players #118

This week The Paper Players has challenged us to create a project with a frame.
 
SO I had to use more of my NEW TOYS! For my book gift box I used the Book 'n' Box Template by Paula Walters @ Which Craft UK.
DSP is from Stampin' Up! The sentiment stamps is from Stampin' Up! set Christmas Punch.
The little sleigh is from Unity. I am soooo pleased with my project. Hope the ladies at The Paper Players will like it too!
 Front and Bookend

 Front

 Inside
 
 
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Betty J Schaub
 

Christmas Challenges Blog #46

My first time playing with this blog's challenges. I loved the sketch though. I really love layering on my cards and this sketch gives me ample opportnity for that. All dsp is from Stampin' Up! The little tree stamp is also Stampin' Up! from the Contempo Christmas set. This set is great for quick cardmaking. I added some pearl stickles to dress it up a little. Silver rhinestone snowflakes from added a little bling!


This card was created for and enter in the sketch challenge at Christmas Challenges Blog.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

NEW TOYS

Hello my blogging friends. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I am having a nice time today playing with my NEW TOYS! Recently, I made a purchase from the UK of Paula Walters Designs at Which Craft? One of the items I purchased was a kit of a Fabulous Die Cut and Scored Bespoke VINTAGE Step Card. In the kit are 6 Vintage Step Cards, 4 Plain Bespoke Vintage Frames, 4 Frilled aperture Bespoke Frames, 4 Plain aperture Frames, 6 Bespoke base & side edge plates, 6 x 2 Mirror mage Decorative Flourishes and Envelopes. All you have to do is stamp your images and cut and mount them.

For my creation i chose StampScapes Stamps. I stamped my images in SU Soft Suede ink. Then using my SU markers and ink pads with daubers I colored my scene. I added a little white gel pen for highlights. I distressed with edges of my frames with SU Soft Suede and a dauber. I embossed with the SU Woodgrain ef. then added some distressing with SU Soft Suede and Old Olive with a dauber.

So are you ready now???

TA DA!!!
 
 
If you've got anything good or bad to say about this I'd love to hear it! Any suggestions on how to improve it would be welcome as well.
 
 
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Betty J Schaub
 
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CASE Study 113

Hello Again!
I am back today with another CASE Study challenge card. I got lots of nice feedback last week but I didn't get picked. I am baffled as to what I have to do to get it right for these ladies. They DO challenge me!

Anyhoo, Julia Stainton is once again posting the card to CASE this week. I love the clean simplicity of her card! But if you know me, I got to take it over the hump. So above is my creation.

How my card came together:
About a month ago I won a prize from Hippie Aud. Well, Aud had some health problems and some other things come up. But yesterday I received the package. She BLEW MY MIND! Copics, Spellbinders, Quick Cutz, ribbons, embossing folders, rhinestones, if you could name a cardmaking product it was in that box! So I was immediately drawn to this embossing folder and thought with it's solid and outlined elements it reminded me of Julie's CASE project. Ok so I embellished a little with Stickles Pearls. But whether my card get picked or not, I already think I'm a winner with this one!


Stampin' Up!:
Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry CS
Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive ink pads
Gumball Green ribbon
Papaya Collage and Word Play Stamps
Clear Embossing powder


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

CASE Study #112

CASEStudy #112 - Julia Stainton
Got some new stamps in the mail so I just had to go for it! I know the gals at CASE Study probably won't think this is a true CASE or that it is CAS. BUT, I am so happy with how it turned out.
So I am going to enter it anyhoo!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Friday, October 12, 2012

What I've Been Up To

Here's the promised photos of what I've been up to this week.






In the mean time, I had a rough couple of days and I need to share.
You see I have a friend, she's got a lot of stress in her life right now.
So I tried to be understanding but a couple of times in the past two days
she has really, ummm, hurt my feelings and upset me. I let it go because I didn't
want to add to her stress. In the mean time, my stress level shot through the ROOF!
Anyhoo, my problem is, I see her at least once a week and she has something
majorly stressful happening in her life next week. So, do I keep my cool
and just be supportive, or do I pull back and just simmer for another week;
let her go through her thing and then re-group when it's over?

My sis is good at talking me through these sorts of situations but due to some
stressful things in her life this past week she is going away for the weekend and
will screen her calls.

As for me, all I can say is "Calgon, take me away!"

I'm off to bed now. Hopefully as Miss Scarlet says, "...tomorrow is another day."

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

SPT27

Here we are once again for SoftPencil Tuesday. Today I am featuring my very last 2 Halloween stickers from the Tinytwinies. These vinyl stickers have been so much fun to play with. But if you go back to any of my 27 SoftPencil posts you'll see that both the stickers and the digital images can provide hours of fun creative crafting ideas.

I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks as we will soon be featuring new products and some new Christmas items as well! So keep your eyes peeled!!!


Be sure and check out the rest of the DT projects this week and if you'd like to get in on the fun with these stickers or any of the SoftPencil Studios Products just click HERE.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Freshly Made

 
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #55
 
My card came together pretty quick once I decided to use the sweet cs from MME. Oh and I flipped it on it's head! :O)

The stamps are all from Stampin' Up! Christmas Classics set (R). Stampin' Up! inks and ribbon add just the right touches.

Spellbinders dies helped me complete the design.

Hope you enjoyed my Freshly Made card and will pop over to the FMS Blog and leave their dt some love.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

City Crafter Challenge

City Crafter Challenge #129 - yellow, orange and green. Got it!

These are fun colors to mix and match. We are headed into Fall here in the US. Oranges, yellows and greens are still visible for a little while yet. But it won't be long before we kiss them goodbye and turn to russets, umbers, and fading shades of green. I really enjoyed creating this card. Made me feel all bright and cheery! Hope it perks you up as well.

Stampin' UP!
Stamps - Betsy's Blossoms set (C126006)
Inks - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Ribbon - Gumball Green Satin Stitched
Punch - Scallop Circle XL
Accessories - Rhinestones & Pearls

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CASE Study 111

CASE Study #111 - It just so happened that I needed a masculine get well card. So I pulled out my The Open Sea set (C123032). I have to say, it is my "go to" set for cards for the men in my life.

Something else neat-o happened last week. I was sent a stamp from a friend as a gift and the packaging inside was two sheets of cork. Soooo, you guessed it! That's part of the mat on my card and I even stamped my sentiment from Word Play onto the cork! I was so excited to see it worked!!!
A little distressing, some twine and a Navy P Coat button and I called this one done! Hope you like it!


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Betty J Schaub

MOJO261

MOJO MONDAY @ Verve #261 --- CONTEST!


Here's my entry for the sketch challenge. All Stampin' Up! DSP, CS and ribbon.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SPT26

Flat Back Treat Box - you can find the tutorial HERE.

Here is what I made with the SoftPencil Stickers this week.
Michu flies like the wind this Halloween!

Be sure and check out the rest of the DT projects this week and if you'd like to get in on the fun with these stickers or any of the SoftPencil Studios Products just click HERE.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
 

It's Been A While...

Hi there my fellow cardmakers & crafters. I know it has been a while since I posted. The summer kept our home full. We had a lot of fam...