Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter to All of my Blogging Friends

Happy Easter Y'all!

I haven't been very creative lately as I messed up my back several weeks ago and haven't felt like to doing much of anything, let alone sitting for the length of time it takes to make a card.

But I did manage to get this cute accordian fold card made up for my grandson, Zackary as his Easter gift. I threw in some cash to sweeten the pot.

I found the tutorial on someone's website but for the life of me I can't place where. Anyway, she made her card out of a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. Mine is from an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cs. Dimensions are a little different. The card is wider and not the normal A2 size. But it's a "special" card so I don't mind the odd shape and size. If I get enough requests in the comments I will post photos of measures.



Happy Easter to Me! Looky what my hubs has been up to for the past 2 days!!! He went shopping at Lowe's and bought these beautiful plants and fixed my front flower bed for my Easter gift. I love it! 
Thanks Honey, you are the BEST!

Last week I found this color resist technique and I just had to try it. I LOVE it! My friend has asked me to teach it to one of her Stampin' Up! groups next week. I hope I am feeling good enough to carry through with the demo. It's really simple though so I could teach them over the phone. LOL Stamp your flowers onto glossy white cs. Then use a wax crayon to scribble on your flowers. Then you a dauber or sponge and add ink. You will start to notice that where you put the waxy crayon the ink does not adhere. Hince - crayon resist!

Well, Christ Has Risen my friends. I hope you are having a most Blessed Easter with family and friends.

TFL
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Betty J Schaub
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

DD45

Dymanic Duos Challenge #45 Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose...
Pretty In Pink and Pink Passion (because I couldn't find my Regal Rose). I started out with white cs and just drug the Pretty In Pink pad across the service lightly and then heavily in different spots for a watery effect. Then I stamped the Seahorse from Pink Paisley Nantucket set in Pink Passion. Then I found a piece of glittery dsp and punched with Martha Stewart's grass border punch for a seaweed look to my borders. Then I took an 11 x 4.125 piece of white and spritzed it with Chamgagne shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol and Pretty in Pink re-inker and spritzed my card base. Love it! Added some two tone ribbon and a pink flower with the sentiment from Flourishes. Done & done!
 Dynamic Duo? I think sooo!!!

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, March 16, 2013

C4C177

Crazy4Challenges#177- sketch. I twisted the sketch. My image is a digital from Whimsy Stamps. Isn't she just the cutest little green fairy? I colored her entirely with Copics. Since Sunday is St. Patrick's Day I did her up all in green. Which was hard for me because my favorite color is GREEN so my green Copics are drying up from so much use. :O) Anyway, the sketch was fun and I loved coloring the image so I through this altogether and made my card.

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Betty J Schaub
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

PP136 LT8



Paper Players #136 and Little Tangles #8 - Paper Players is a color combo - Regal Rose, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso. Little Tangles Challenge is "Anything Goes". For my card I chose to use Stampin' Up! products from my markers to may cardstock. Even my piercing pattern and tools. The only two things on my card that are not SU are the dsp and the lime green cardstock.

Love this color palette and the chance to throw my own LO out there was fun too!

TFL
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Betty J Schaub

Friday, March 8, 2013

JFF Denim Woodgrain

It's a birthday card and although there are some stamped flowers on the denim woodgrain I think it works as a birthday card for a guy or a gal.

I first drug Adirondack Earthtones STONEWASHED ink pad over Craft cs. I used my heat gun and dried the ink. Then I drug Whisper White ink pad over the Stonewashed. Dried it with the heat gun. Then I inked up my WoodGrain EF with Crumb Cake and placed my cs inside and ran it through my Big Shot. Then I stamped SU Quin-Essential Flower randomly all over the cs. Added a piece of Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon. My stamped image is from SU Crazy for Cupcakes. I stamped the image in SU Soft Suede, then I colored with Copics. Voila!


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Betty J Schaub
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MOJO283

MOJO MONDAY 283 -

Unity Stamps - SOTW - Hooray, It's ya Birthday!
Paper & Cardstock - K& CO Jubilee, DCWV Shimmer Jewels
Dies - Spellbinders
Punches - Stampin' Up!


I changed the shapes up a little bit to make my card.

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Betty J Schaub

Thursday, March 7, 2013

CASEStudy131

CASE Study #131 - CASE this card by Julie Ebersole. Julie's card is beautiful and very bright. My card is more subdued. I have been trying out a new technique (new to me) which is to scribble Copics in 3 shades of the same family on a piece of acrylic and put alcohol in my aqua painter. Using the colors on the acrylic as my palette I use the aqua painter as my paint brush to color my image. I love this technique so much. It makes me feel like I am actually painting. :-).

Anyhoo, hope you enjoy my card. The image is a stamp from Art Impressions.

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Betty J Schaub

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

CTD232

Color Throw Down 232 - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Barely Banana, Calypso Coral, Pool Party.

Unity SOTW  - Nobunny
Colored - Copics
Sentiment - SU Whacky Wishes
Die Cut - SU Apothecary Framelits
Piercing - SU Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

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Betty J Schaub

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PP135

The Paper Players have us "in stitches" this week! LOL That's the theme LeAnne chose for the challenge this week. Lucky for me, I won some blog candy from HippieAud a while back and included in the candy was Spellbinders embossabilities Sewing Elements. So fun to work with! I used the dress form and the sewing machine from the set. My stamps are from Flourishes. Hubs bought three packages of various buttons from a garage sale last summer. I know my sentiment is a little obscure but I thought "MADE" could imply sewing.

Hope you like my card.
TFL
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Betty J Schaub
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

FMS75


Freshly Made Sketches #75 - Above is my card and below is the sketch.

Very CAS sketch. I try so hard to keep my cards CAS but sometimes I want to bling it up. Today I was in a not so bling-y state of mind. Hope you like my card. I just purchased this set of stamps from Tammy Hershberger. I am not sure of who the manufacturer is though. But aren't those poppies just stunning!!!


Hope you'll go join in the fun at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, March 2, 2013

C4C175

Crazy4Challenges #175 - Windows

I used a Spellbinders die to create my window. The stamps used are Sweet n Sassy Light of the World.

I stamp was stamped in Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black. Then colored with Copics.

Be sure and check out the C4C DT's windows!
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Betty J Schaub


Friday, March 1, 2013

CTD231

For my card for the Color Throw Down this week #231 I chose to CASE this CARD. Of course I tweaked  it a little bit. Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Lucky Limeade are the colors from the Throw Down so I went with those of course. That's one tweak. Another tweak is that I didn't follow her design exactly as I don't own the same eb folder and I don't have the punches that she used.
With that said, I did use the same stamp and the same layout. Here ya go!

The stamp is from Stampin' Up! Faith in Nature set. I colored with Copics. Ranger Pearls accented the die cut. The die used was Spellbinders Scalloped Oval. The ef was Honeycomb by Stampin' Up!

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Betty J Schaub

CCTNOVColour

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