Friday, October 31, 2014

Recycled and Altered

WOW! I can't believe today is the LAST challenge for the
This has been a very exciting month and a very challenging one too.
I have been so very honored to be one of the contestants
for the Princess of Halloween challenge for Simply Betty Stamps.
I have really challenged myself to learn something new, try different things,
and step out of my comfort zone.
I wouldn't have changed this experience for anything.
With that being said, this final challenge is to create and altered project.
The only limit is just no altered journals, or cards, please.
So for my last challenge this month, I decided I needed a new
pencil/pen/marker holder for my desk.
I thought I would do something kind of fun so I made a
 little scene around my holder.
First I started with a plain coaster holder that I picked up at a Thrift Shop.
Next I decided to use some Arsenic and Lace paper.

This is the side where the opening for the coasters were.
I used a cutout from K&Co.

I used Chris the Science Guy for this side.
I added some Glossy Accents to the glass beaker.
I also added a spider web, a Tim Holtz skull & bones,
and of course some bling.

I used some green DCWV glitter paper and cut out my "Boom!"
with a cricut machine.  I really like this font.

For my last scene, the "Explosion" scene, I used
Simply Betty Stamps Mad Scientist.
I added the skeleton from the Simply Betty Stamps
Chris the Science Guy stamp. 
I layed my skeleton down and glued him down like he had been dropped
after the explosion.
I added some Glossy Accents to the beakers, test tubes, and glasses.
I am loving this new marker holder!!
Please stop by and join in the fun at Simply Betty Stamps
There are great prizes to be won, and lots of fun to be had!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hoooooowling at the Moon!

is almost over.  But it isn't over yet.
Today we have another fun challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps Challenges.
This one really made me think.
It really tested me.
The challenge is to make it fuzzy.
Use feathers, fur, or anything to make your project fuzzy.
Well the first thing that I decided on was that I wanted to use
the cute little Simply Betty Arial Werewolf stamp.
The next problem was what to do with it.
I came across a plain black lantern that was just screaming for a makeover.
I figured that was just perfect!
I added some pretty fuzzy leaves and some pretty Autumn flowers.
I also added a pretty little rustic bow.
And what is a cute girl in a costume without a candy bag.
So of course, I had to add a candy bag with chocolate and other goodies.

I used and ink pad and markers to color some white flocking brown
to make my Werewolf hat a little hairy.
I added some Glossy Accents to the glasses for a more realistic look.

I added a Full Moon and witch to the back of the lantern for some background.
After all, every werewolf needs a full moon, right?
The great thing about this lantern is that it can use a nice little
battery operated tea light candle to give it a nice soft glow.
I hope that this will inspire you to check out the other fabulous projects
that the other contestants have made for the
I also hope that you will join in the fun with us.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Include a Hat

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jane Honey

It's time for a new challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges!
Today's challenge is all about OCCASIONS!
We are being sponsored by
Aren't these great sponsors??
For this challenge, I got to use a great stamp from Sassy Studios... Jane Honey.
I used some pretty yellow blue and green paper from a Disney stack of paper
that I picked up at Joann Fabrics.
I used a great die from Spellbinders.
I hope that you will join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges this week.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fly Away With Me!

It's nearly Witching Hour!
And there's a new 13 Days of Halloween Simply Betty Challenge.
So let's get our flight plans ready!! LOL!
I'm sure you could probably guess by now the new challenge at
Simply Betty Stamps is WITCHES!!
And they need to Fly!
I thought for my entry as the Princess of Halloween for this challenge, I would make a Halloween wall hanging.

 I made this "Queen of Halloween" crown for my project from
MR Designs Halloween Elements.

I used some fabulous M R Designs digital paper cover the witch's hat.
I added some really pretty ribbon, black crystals, and a spider web that
I received from my Secret Pumpkin Anita.
THANKS again Anita!! These are just fabulous! 
I used Simply Betty Stamp Witchy Mrs Boo digital stamp.

I added a cute little pumpkin and witch's shoe, some orange ribbon around the "OUT" sign, a cute little spider, and some pretty black crystals. 
I do love my bling!

To make my witch fly... took a little thought.
I took the spring out of an old ink pen and cut it in half with wire cutters.
I put a the sharp end into a foam pop up square
and placed that on the back of the witch. 
 Next I added a thick glue dot to the witch's hat.
Then I took the other end of the spring and placed it on the glue dot.
And Voila! My witch was flying!!!
Hop on your broom and fly on over to Simply Betty Stamps
for this fabulous witchy challenge.
I'd love to see what you create!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Apples Market

I want to share a fun card I made for my mother this weekend.
I used a From The Heart stamp and some really cute papers
from the NitWit Collection.
I added some pretty leaves for a fall look as well.
I have a little bit of faux stitching across the top of the banner.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
From The Heart - Monthly Challenge
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Stitching
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes 

Saturday, October 25, 2014


The challenge today is... Zombies!
Ok, I have to admit, I have never done a Zombie project before.
So, this is another one for me.
These 13 Days of Halloween Challenges have really challenged me.
But I have learned all kinds of new techniques, so it's been GREAT!!
That is the biggest reason that I really hope you check out
For this project I wanted to learn something new (again).
So, I decided to make a Zombie themed candle.
For this project, I used the Thrillin' Zombie Betty stamp.
This candle was sooo easy to make!
Candle instructions:
Print out you stamp onto regular copy paper.
Tape Tissue Paper to the top of the digi stamp you just printed out,
And print the stamp out again on the tissue paper.
Color your stamp on the digi paper.
Cut the tissue paper away from the copy paper.
Hold the Tissue Paper to the candle and use a heating tool to adhere the
Tissue Paper to the candle.
The Tissue Paper will disappear.
Be sure not to heat the candle too much in one area for too long,
or it will melt the candle.
Hope you'll join us over at Simply Betty Stamps for another great challenge.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Birthday

I wanted to share my latest card.
I made this manly looking Autumn Birthday card for my uncle.

I was inspired by the DCWV sketch. 

I used some wonderful papers from one of my most favorite
 DCWV stacks, the Sweet Stack.
I added some pretty Orange cardstock, and some great Autumn leaves.
I also used a really nice Verve Birthday stamp.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
DCWV - Sketch Challenge
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Use Some Orange
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 23, 2014

You Sexy Witch!

Today's theme is Sexy! Make a sexy Halloween card for a male.
This was such a fun challenge!
I thought the red and black would be perfect for a sexy card.
I added a nice corset look with some pretty lace and flowers.
I also added a little bit of frontage and black glitter, and some
silver Liquid Pearls.
For my tag, I thought a nice sentiment would be nice.
Corset  $40
Love Potion  $10
One Night With You   Priceless

I used this sexy little witch called Mercedes Witch.
I thought the red dress would be an extra hot touch.

And of course, in honor of Halloween, we need a little Love Potion #9.
I hope that you will join us over at Simply Betty
We're having lots of fun and would love for you to join us!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oh the Embossibilities!

It's time for a new Halloween Challenge
at Simply Betty's 13 Days of Halloween.
Today's challenge is Embossing!
Use any type of embossing in your project.
I decided to keep this one a little more simple.
I used a graveyard embossing folder from Darice.
I backed it with some pretty purple paper, and I used my
bronze colored stamp pad to gently brush over the embossing
to add a little bit of a spooky effect.
I used this great little Franken Babe Betty digi.
And I tried something new that I've never done before.
I made her hair purple, with a streak of black through it.
I've never done any non-typical hair colors before.
Please check out the current challenge over at

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Simply Betty Stamps Freebie

Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Fanpage is having a little contest
with a freebie image.
All you have do is to request it, and create a project with it.
I decided on a bookmark.
 Hope you'll hop over and check out their Facebook page.

Trick or TREAT!!

Love this new challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps!
The new 13 Days of Halloween Challenge is to use Traditional Halloween Colors.
You know... orange, black, purple, lime green.
How fun!
So, I decided for a traditional colors challenge,
 I needed a traditional colors project.
So... I made a Halloween Treat Bag!
I thought silver glitter (and a lot of it!) would make the perfect treat bag.
I used some adorable Echo Park Halloween paper.
I also used 3 different of my favorite Spellbinder dies.

I used this sweet little stamp from Simply Betty Stamps called
Don't you just loooove her??

I added a cute little treat bag with candy to my full size Treat Bag.
Please stop by Simply Betty Challenges for a little
Trick or Treating during their
I'm having sooo much fun being in the run for the
Princess of Halloween.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Halloween
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All Dressed Up for a Magical Night

We have another new challenge over at All Dressed Up.
The theme is Anything Goes!
How easy is that?  And they have some great FREEBIE stamps!
Should be easy to join us this week.
For my project this week, I decided to take 3 different Halloween stamps
to create a fun wall hanging for my craft room.

I took a canvas, covered it some gorgeous purple paper and added my 3
Fabulous All Dressed Up stamps.
I also added a spellbook, a broom, a bat, and some candy.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Halloween
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Rectangle
Catch the Bug - October Theme Challenge -Fall
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything But a Card
Southern Girls Challenges - Getting Wordy
ABC Challenges - V is for Vibrant
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes

Simply Betty Secret Pumpkin Swap

Today starts the Simply Betty Secret Pumpkin Swap
This is the first time I have ever done anything like this,
so I wasn't quite as prepared as I thought I was.
But I have to admit it was a lot of fun!
I can't wait to do it again!

We were required to make a card/project using the Pumpkin Betty stamp.
And we had to include at least $25 worth of Halloween goodies for our
Secret Pumpkin swap partner.
I had the most fabulous Secret Pumpkin I could ask for.
My Secret Pumpkin was the extremely talented and very creative Anita Blake.
THANKS so very, very much for all that you have done!!!

Isn't she super talented??
Check out the other blogs in this fun blog hop!
In case you get lost here are the blog list:
 Corinne Jones
 Vicky Fortier
 Melisssa Doherty
 Anita Blake
 Holly Hughes 
 Elisabete Balcavage
  Ashley Murphy
 Robin Bogle
 Jackie Randolph


Candy Holders, Trick or Treat Bags, Candy Boxes... Oh My!

Oh Boy!
Today we're making any kind of treat holders, such as
candy boxes, Trick or Treat bags, candy holders...
I decided to make a cupcake holder.
My family loves cake and cupcakes, so I thought that would be perfect.
I used the Cricut machine to cut out the cupcake wrapper.
Next I added 2 fabulous Simply Betty Stamps to the wrapper.
I also decided to add another Simply Betty Stamp as a cupcake topper.
Won't these be great to hand out at Halloween??
After all, who doesn't love a good cupcake?
Please join us at Simply Betty Stamps Challenges.
There are some great prizes to be won, and lots of fun!
Hope you will check out the other ladies in the run for the Princess of Halloween.
They have some fabulous projects to inspire you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fairy Rose

I wanted to share a new card that I made.
I made this one for a very special young lady.
I found this great sketch from Friday Sketch Challenges that I used.
I went with a Shabby Chic look for this card.

I used this sweet little Fairy Faye image from Tiddly Inks.
I added a photo frame from Tiddly Inks too.
I used some fabulous rose paper from Maja Papers.

I added a pretty cream doily and some pretty pink roses.
I added some liquid pearls around the border of the rose paper.
I also added a very simply sentiment... a Liquid Pearl Heart.  For Love.
I wanted to keep it very simply.
I backed the whole card in some pretty gold glittered cardstock.
I know it's almost Halloween, but the little girl I made this for used to
dress up as a fairy for Halloween, so I thought it would be perfect!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks - Non-Traditional Halloween Colors (Pink Fairy Princess)
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch Challenge
Emerald Fairies - Things With Wings
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Rectangle
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspiration - Color Challenge