Friday, July 31, 2009

Mimo mimo mimo...

Ok hands down this guy is my favorite Doodle Factory Creature those eyes just suck you in Here are three pretty simple cards using this fella...

Also I'D like to share my first card using my Ketto images her name is Suzette. I just noticed they added a few new stamps...Awesome!

More kindness...

What a lovely award from Iamtutu over at New To Scrapping. This lady is a creative genius for sure! I first came to her lovely blog while perusing the Unscripted Sketches results and was delighted by this stunning card. I never realized sequins could look so regal! Check her out you won't be disappointed!
The rules for this award are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3. Link the person's blog who nominated you for this award
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers
6. Post a link to the 7 you nominated
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated

7 things huh? Well here goes:

1)I am a night owl, it drives the rest of my family crazy but it's when I get the most done creatively speaking.
2)When I am not creating I am cranky, seriously just ask my kids!
3)I am currently on the wagon again for caffeine and beer.
4)I cannot live without caffeine and beer!
5)I can type about 15 words a minute.
6)I never ever plan on getting a tattoo but if I were I would get a short something or other on my, how to I say this, the thing we get mammograms on so over time it would become a tall something or other.
7)I live to make people laugh.

Now for my seven nominees in no particular order:
1)Aymee at A Scraphappy Southernbelle, this amazing person is a Designer for Unscripted Sketches and so many others she is so terrific!
2)Steph from Where'd All My Money Go?, she also designs for Unscripted Sketches and many others!
3)Tesha from Tesha's Circus. This woman does creative journaling and it is AMAZING!
4)Donalda's Enjoying The Journey she makes stunningly layered and detailed cards and creations.
5)Tiff at IHartArt I have realized Tiffs awesomeness ever since we participated in an ATC swap some time ago.
6)CarolynV's Handmade Cards and Other Madness
7)Lisa at Life According to Lisa. Lisa makes some fun creations you should all go see!

I realize I have received other awards I have yet to acknowledge but this took me at least an hour to complete so I will attempt them another day! BR-T

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What a delight...

Steph you are so thoughtful for sharing this friendship award, it made me smile! If you haven't met Steph yet you really need to head on over to her blog Where'd All My Money Go?. This woman is so creatively inspiring to the core.
To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends.
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.
Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
Five is such a small # hmmm...
Ok, firstly Sarah from Sarah's Paper Tray she is always so kind and thoughtful with her works and when I asked a favor she didn't bat an eye and was the first to volunteer. She is the best! Go check her blog today I linked it up to the most awesome card for her daughters birthday, can I say Supercalifragilisticexpealidoshius!

Secondly back at you Steph you are an amazing wealth of support and sharing not only towards, me but to everyone you come in contact with. That my friend is a special gift.

Thirdly Penny from A Work of Heart she also comes to visit me often lavishing me with with her kindness and on a grander scale so many others as well.This woman is a wealth of visual stimulation check out her blog and you will be blessed with multi postings each day she rocks!

Fourthly,Crystal from Crystal's Crafty Creations She is a real sweetheart and have you seen her work? Get over there or you will be missing out! PS She just made a DT position Way to Go GF!

Finally Robin from Oh Scrap!, this woman is truly remarkable and filled to the brim with kindness. She hadn't been able to post in what seemed like ages and I missed her so she is a no brainer for this award! Your the best Robin not only to me but so many others too!

I chose five but by all means you all deserve this award, kind words make all the difference in the world from turning horrid days into happy days...Thank you for being my friends!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pink Elaphant # 25

and here is my take on it:

I hope you are all having a terrific day I am because my Ketto images arrived today that was fast! Now off to juggle what's for supper and stamping! BR-T

Monday, July 27, 2009


Once again I'm off in a new direction, I used some wire on Unscripted Sketches last card Challenge in a controlled fashion. I went in a different direction and used a lot of wire in a more random fashion. If you click on the picts you can see whats going on . The tricky part was affixing these to the card. I used the tiniest amount of hot glue for two and brads for one. The best part, getting rid of some old stash, very old stash! Enjoy your day...Beth aka BR-T

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My last Ketto From Sarah...

But its ok because I have some coming soon!

Simple Sunday card...

Here is a simple card with another Ketto image, I cannot wait til I receive mine, they went air mail on Friday from Canada...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Unscripted Sketch # 16...

Happy Saturday to you! It's time for another mind freeing sketch at Unscripted Sketches, this week there is a slight twist to the fun we used pictures rather than a stamped image. Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is what I came up with, these were some left over images from a Vegas
lay out I did some time ago.

I am really excited to see what the rest of you come up with by putting a little of you in US. BR-T

Thursday, July 23, 2009

another wonderful gift from my friend Sarah...

Sarah thanks again for sharing these wonderful images with me, I am happy to say I ordered some of these lovelies and am so excited to send you images of Suzette, Ivy,Maisy Calliope! I can't hardly wait for these darlings to arrive...Ketto images are some of the most amazing creations out there! If you are interested go to Stamping Bella. I admit these images to me are pricey but worth it!

Isn't Ginger darling? I love the detailing going on with these images. Fearing I would lose the wonder of Ginger, I created the most simple card in BR-T card making history not to overpower the image. I cannot put in words the degree of difficulty this as for me! I hope all is inky and glittery in your neck of the woods... BR-T

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thank you Sarah...

Sarah thank you ever so much for sending me some images to play with, these little Anya stamps are too cute! Coloring,I am learning, isn't as easy as kids make it seem! Here's what I put together.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New paper and old stamps really compliment each other...

I was at one of my local craft stores that had 50% off individual sheets of paper, honestly I have never purchased paper in this fashion, I always buy the slabs. Wow what an exhilarating feeling to get all the designs you wanted!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Unscripted Sketches # 15...

Are you ready for another funtastic sketch?!? Unscripted Sketches # 15 is here today for you to play...
I hope everyone is having a terrific day! It is so beautiful outside and quiet inside,life is good to me!
Here is my card:

I used my Marvy circle punches and the smallest Spellbinders circle I had for this card. Using up scraps is the name of the game, gotta make room for the new papers I bought yesterday! They are so fun! Finally don't you love the new Watermark? Our awesome design team member Jeryn created these for each of us she rocks the house!
So with all that being said, stop on over to play not only will you enjoy the wonderful creations, we enjoy how you all put a bit of you in US! BR-T

Friday, July 17, 2009

more birthdays to come...

After loading this image I noticed a spot on the chipboard H, I believe its a sweat bee. Do you think my metal bee lured him in? BR-T

Birthdays everyday...

Do you mill through birthday cards? I cannot keep up...
OK people if you have not seen The Curious Life of Benjamin Button, rent it, Holy Cow I loved it so much i stayed up til 2 am to see it and then reviewed it the next day! To me Brad Pitt is a fair actor but if I were to surmise, this has to be his shining moment on the big screen. BR-T

Thursday, July 16, 2009

perhaps someone is getting married today...

In honor of anyone who is getting married today...Of course, more than likely you're not blogging Best Wishes! BR-T

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mojo Monday #95

Holy cow over 500 people entered a submission to Mojo Monday last week amazing! Here is my take on this weeks sketch:

card stock & inks CTMH
stamps by Doodle Factory and CTMH
Ribbons by CTMH & Michaels stores
Brads by CTMH & Making Memories
Swirl Cuttlebug folder
Wild Card cartridge and Cricut
Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped triangles Nestabilities

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Unscripted Sketch # 14...

This sketch is so fantastic from Unscripted Sketches, I saw a particular stamp and my brain and fingers went into overdrive, mostly a lot of cut and paste. I hope you are having a great weekend.
I am excited to get home and create! I can't wait to see what you all came up with so stop by! I am off to learn about trauma to the bodies...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

so blessed....

I am, though I forget about it on a daily basis. I don't know when it happened but I have become a cranky monster! I wear a green bracelet from VBS that says Watch for God to keep myself in check, if you asked my kiddos they'd say it doesn't help. The problem is I've been viewing things under the pretense of the grass is always greener. Seriously I'm in need of some sort of wake up call for all my true blessings!
I am wondering if does anyone want to do a image swap? I specifically want some Ketto or gorjuss images or those awesome images from the greeting farm or anything fun to shade. I have some whimsical Doodle Factory Creatures I also have some fun rocket ship images and a ton of close to My Heart stamps. Ithink if we stamped the images on 4in.x4in. pieces of white card stock, that would give us some wiggle room. Let me know!

OK here is my card using a retired CTMH stamp called School Fun. I cut the school bell of to have a house image and that little bird is adorable! This will probably be my last posting until Saturdays new Unscripted Sketches challenge #14, I have an EMT conference this weekend...of course I will be bringing the laptop along so I'll be checking out everyone's amazing work in my free time! Remember we all are so blessed...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blast off...

Mojo Monday is doing their first sketch of the month blast off with prizes to win for best of show, of course with 300 plus entries...whatever! Anyhow I love sketch #94, and I have been itching to ink up this stamp set for some time, now is the time!
Both Cuttlebug Challenges and Our Creative Corner wants to see the colors of Red, White & Blue plus a few extras. So what do you get when you mix it all up...

I hope you like it! If you get a chance this week we'd love for you to stop by Unscripted Sketches for our fun Challenge! Be Well, BR-T

Sunday, July 5, 2009

One card three challenges...

Here is card I completed for multiple challenges:
Inky Impressions #4 wants distressed work so I sanded the scalloped edges of my card stock and inked the snowflake to make the embossing stand out.
Stamp Something wants a Christmas themed card what a great way to cool off by envisioning snow!
And last but not least Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge wants to see 3 ribbons and this is open ended...

So after absorbing these ideas in, this is what came out...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July...

It's Saturday and the 4th and life is awesome! This weeks sketch at Unscripted Sketches is really grand and the fabulous takes by my fellow DT ladies are sparklin' so go check them out! Jeryn who not only designs killer digital cards and lay outs, conjured up an amazing Bio page for the Unscripted DT. I read through all the answers of the questions to compare answers it was really interesting...mostly a relief I guess, now I know I am not the only one who has a slight organizational impairment!
Anyhow here is sketch #13

and here is what I came up with...

We are so thrilled to see we are at almost 100 followers, now we just want to see you all go out the and get Unscripted...