Saturday, January 30, 2010

Unscripted Sketches # 40

Hello all, it's Saturday by only a few minutes as of now but I plan on sleeping in into the late hour of the morning so I better complete this task at hand. Unscripted Sketches has a fantastic sketch week created by Sarah Kay,e she is a remarkable person to bring so many wonder sketches to the table! Here is weeks   sketch:

And here is my card using another Heather Ellis stamp, I think her images are so sweet and the three I purchased were on SALE! I decide to go really simple this week due to the bright nature of this card, it worked out this time that I was able to just stop! I used up the last of my pink felt brads I am glad and's so hard to say good bye to inanimate objects sometimes! Pathetic I know! Well I'm off to bed before my ramblings get too out of hand! I cant wait to see what you come up with this week. Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Isn't she lovely!

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Hello again I hope you are still doing favorably I  just had to share this little number :

I really like how this card turned out!  I think this digi image from The Pink Cat Studio digi store  is darling!  She is Lily Valentine Ballerina for those of you who may be curious. curious. And this card falls under oodles of challenges so here goes:

Bee Crafty    Favorite Color Combo of course mine changes card by  card!
AllSorts   Hearts & Flowers
Frosted Designs  Embossing
A Handful Of Stamps  Add A Heart
Ooh-La-La-Creations  Distressing
Die Cuts R Us  Ribbon
Creative Inspirations  Feminine   
Little Red Wagon  Heart
2RedBananas  Stamped background I paper pieced mine
The Pink Cat Studio   Use LOVE as the acronym to create your card . You can get creative with this! L is for Lily isn't she lovely?, O is for the Organza on the ribbon I used V is for the Very many Flowers and E is for Embossing.
Well that's all for now. I hope you can visit tomorrow for the next Unscripted Sketches challenge!

Paper Cutz Friday!

It's Friday and you know what that means yes another superific challenge at Paper Cutz! This week we'd like you to create a card for the man folk using Pink and any other colors you'd like.I chose a child's card more or less:

I used these dinosaurs from the Doodle Factory's Prehistoric series,  and the backdrop is from K&CoMPANY. My youngest son Oscar asked me to hold on to this for his birthday next year that the biggest compliment a person can get!

My final words for today is go check out Free Digital Stamps , this sight can help your digi library boom and yes all for free go check it out! Have a fabulous Friday and stupendous weekend! Beth

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Patterned Papers

Practical Scrappers would like to see creations use more than one patterned paper I chose to use the Que Sera Sera from K&CoMPANY. The stamps are by C Dee's and Close to My heart.

I let loose and went a little abstract this time around, I hope you like them! Have a great night and I'll see you in the morning for this weeks Paper Cutz challenge. Beth

CHA Goodies for Torendi Blog Followers!!!!

Hopefully everyone already knew that when Torendi hit 150 blog followers we were giving away some Torendi Rub-Ons.  Well we decided to up the ante with some goodies from CHA. We will be having a giveaway at 125, 150, 175, and 200 followers now! The first giveaway is only 11 followers away! Please help us spread the word and gain some followers so you could win these awesome CHA prizes!

At 125 Followers we will be giving away this Karen Foster Designs Bag and two Paper Crafts Pins.

At 150 followers we still be giving away some Torendi rub-ons (your choice) and a Little Yellow Bicycle Bag.  (This bag was a hit at the show, we had people stop us to find out where to get it)

At 175 followers we will be giving away this pink Making Memories Apron! Perfect for getting crafty in!

These adorable butterflies are on the apron pockets.

At 200 followers we will be giving away this Making Memories messenger bag! Let me tell you this bag is not only adorable but comfortable!

All giveaways will be drawn randomly from our followers.  You could potentially win all 4 prizes! Please help Torendi spread the word, and GOOD LUCK!

P.S. Don't forget all Bam Pop! is on SALE NOW!

Pretty in Pink...

Good morning to you! I would like to share a card I created for the ever popular Saturday challenge site Crazy4Challenges. This weeks challenge is Pretty in Pink. I'm not sure what I had been waiting for inking up this digi and all but I cannot wait any longer.  Here is my card:

I want you to know I love the Heart Blocks embossing folder it is awesome! I used the sentiment "You Make My Heart Flutter" which is from a past Close To My Heart stamp of the month set. All in all this card came together rather easily! Have a great day! Beth

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge

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Hello again I just wanted to share one more card today showing off Ice Skating Rachel  I modified her ever so slightly by removing here blades.  This card was brought about by The Pink Elephants  recipe : Polka Dots, a Bow and Pink.

Well that's it for tonight, by the way there was a tiny snafu with TGF digi relay so they had to end it but the bright side is you can all go over there and get your very own Prince Ian! Have a great night and I be back tomorrow! Beth aka BR-T
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Good Morning everybody.

This post is rather different to my normal ones, no card just some very exciting news about something I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to organize.

On the 1st February there will be a very special ‘One Off Challenge’………with some rather special candy as the main prize. No ordinary candy I can tell you, but a really serious piece of equipment that all of us would love to have in our craft rooms.
I just know you will all want to get involved and join in so here’s what you need to do now:

1) Give the challenge a plug on your own blog.

2) Add the logo above to your sidebar with a link back here .

3) Link up and leave me a comment on this post to tell me Brenda have done that so she can enter you into the prize draw for this first part of the challenge.......the winner of that prize will be drawn by Random Org on 31st January.

Relay day 3 plus some challenges...

Just a quick post to show how I used Toby Cub, these images are so sweet however I have the hardest time using them.

Today's image is Prince Ian and he's just dreamy... Go get yours! This card is also for the Simon Says "New Baby" challenge the Card-A-Licious challenge to use Green, Polka Dots and Rickrack and A Spoon Full of Sugar has an Free Style challenge. Well I hope you midweek is most wonderful! Beth aka BR-T

Digi Image courtesy of TGF
Patterned Paper by My Minds Eye
Flowers & Buttons by the Paper Studio
Mini brads & Black hemp by Close To My Heart
Rickrack unknown
Circle Spellbinders

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TGF relay day 2

I am just loving gathering up these free digis, I hope you have been able to play along as well! The next digi Charlotte is a Wild Sprout she is so cute! I hooked her up with some K&CoMPANY designer paper and some Close to My Heart sentiments plus a handful of dewdrops. Here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by and I am so sorry I haven't been surfing much these last few days, life is getting in the way a tad bit...hope to visit you soon! Beth aka BR-T

Monday, January 25, 2010

CHA Relay Day 1

I just have to share the news! The Greeting Farm is giving you a chance to earn up to 6 free digis Woo hoo! For all the details click here. I just love the first image for all to grab it's Mer Ian and he's too cute! I dug out some non TGF stamps that really complimented this image and here is what I came up with:

Don't miss out on your chance to grab this guy! You can already see the next digi and she is just as adorable!   I hope you all have the best day! Beth aka BR-T

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Unscripted Fingers # 39

Happy Saturday fellow inky fingers! I hope you have great aspirations to let loose and have some fun and I can't think of any place better to do so on a Saturday than at Unscripted Sketches! The sketch this week is brimming with limitlessness thanks to Sarah Kaye!

 As you can see I went with a layout and this picture nearly breaks my heart just looking at it. I wish I had a bottle just for these occasions...
I'm  not really sure why I chose the rainbow/cloudy from K&CoMPANY, paper it just spoke to me.  I am happy to report I finally used the last of those spiral clips I just had to have them but didn't know what to do with them once I got them. Sound Familiar?
 Well that's my take on the US script for this week be sure to stop by to check out the rest of the design teams work and we'd love to see your ideas as well. Have a great day! Beth aka BR-T

Friday, January 22, 2010

CHA Sale from Torendi...

a HUGE sale going on a Torendi!! Here are all of the details from Torendi:
Tiff, & Jenn & Kelly are off to California to find items that are "So Trendy". They are so excited they are
offering 20% off all Torendi orders. Yes, that includes sale items and our kits! You can really rack up the savings!
Sale runs Friday January 22nd thru Tuesday January 26th! All orders will be shipped when they return on Tuesday.

With an Oink Oink here....

It's Friday, how fantastic is that!?!  Well as you know Fridays bring about another fun challenge from Paper Cutz Challenges and this week warm up your vocal chords by singing "old McDonald" and there you have it! Farm Animals which ever you fancy or own I own this balloon bearing pig from The Greeting Farm.

Well I hope you stop by to check out the rest of the DT Members creations as well as help fill up the barnyard! Beth aka BR-T

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Have a Heart...

Happy Wednesday to you all! It is time for another Inky Impressions Challenge. This week we have a THINK VALENTINE CHALLENGE: to add hearts and pink to your card. It does not have to be a valentine it can be thinking of you, anniversary, or anything you would like it to be! I knew I just had to use my Flower Lili image with those big beautiful eyes.

   I took it upon myself to include as many other challenges as possible here is my list:
Practical Scrappers- Embossing
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Lots of Layering
* One Stop Craft- Fancy Edges or Corners
* Crazy 4 Challenges- sketch used
* All Sorts- Brown & Pink
* Charisma Cardz- Anything new I used my new Heart Blocks Folder
*Crafty Ann's- Embossing
*Little Red Wagon- Polka Dots

I hope you enjoy my card and make sure you stop by to view the rest of the Inkettes fabulous creations. We are really excited to see what you come up with as well. Have a terrific day! Beth

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays...

Happy Sunday! I am making a concerted effort to create more layouts since I have such an overwhelming amount of pictures. Sketchy Thursdays will probably be my main go to because there sketches are so fresh and fun and I think they will help my scrap booking lacking Mojo.
Here is this week sketch:


This is the most white I have ever left behind on a lay out but I love this picture so much I didn't want to create too much of a diversion. Well I off for a wonderful day with my family. Happy days! Beth

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Unscripted #38

Happy Saturday!!! I hope you week went by smoothly, and with any luck perhaps you've gained a Monday off as well. It's time for another Unscripted Sketches and Steph created this wonderful sketch this week.

Here is my card:

I found this terrific freebie at Polly Crafts isn't she so darling? I wanted to link her for you to grab however she is no longer available for free. They do have another freebie of a darling family click HERE to view!
I am happy to let you know that Unscripted Sketches now has a fan page on Facebook.  You can visit HERE!  By no means must you run over and join Facebook, but if you're already a member, why not become a fan? Well I can't wait to see your creations for the week! Have a super Saturday! Beth

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tape, not just for mouths anymore...

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Hello all it's the 15th and that means it time for another product highlight! Today I am so excited to share another terrifically Torendi product, it's the OPP Tape- Good Luck. I just love the design elements on this tape as well as the fact it's not completely opaque so if you want some background influence peaking through it's a go! 

 I went with this thought while creating this lo of my son. I framed the smaller pictures with two strips of the tape, you can see the texture of the paper as well as the the raised corner from the pictures, I think its a great touch!  Not to mention it was one of the quickest layouts I've ever created!

This second creation I opted not to have any background influence so I merely affixed the tape to white card stock. I focused on the buildings because I find them so fascinating. I fussy cut for a while to get an ample amount of images to cover a card stock heart.I snuck in a few bears too, just couldn't resist! I am going to miss that striped ribbon as I used it up, it's from the Haute Boxed- Elle Ribbon and it's on Sale!


 My final example focused on the airplanes, you get so much tape per roll you can use it to whatever your liking and know there is plenty left for tomorrow so you can B Happy! Well that's all for now I hope you were inspired to try something new and please if you create something that you think will "stick" let us know we'd love to see! Beth

What a heat wave...

Oh just the thought of summer of course is too good to be true but we can bring warm thoughts and a challenge to put some Summer fun in the air. The Paper Cutz challenge this week is to make a creation with a Summer or beach theme! I was reminiscing with pictures of my children from about six years ago eating ice cream SWEET! I just had to make a quick LO for these pictures:

Well now it's your turn to heat things up, cant wait to see what you come up with! Beth aka BR-T

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Torendi loves Cosmo Cricket...

You have got to go check out Cosmo Cricket's newest lines they are oh so amazing just click HERE! If you read their post you will see they are having a contest, and that's where the help comes in. Please leave a comment voting for as your favorite store on their blog. It is a win win situation, both you and Torendi will be entered to win lots of new Cosmo Cricket Goodies! So what are you waiting for? Check it out!! We would also love for you to come back to our blog and leave a comment saying which of the new lines is your favorite and you would like to see carried at Torendi. THANKS in advance!

Don't forget that once we hit 150 followers here on the Torendi blog we will be giving away some of our Kawaii Rub-ons as well!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge

It's been some time now since I have completed a Sugar Bowl Challenge but I was able to sneak in some time today to work on this card they have a great sketch this week and as an added challenge they want something new. I have had this stamp for a while but this is the first time I have ever used it so I hope that's new enough!

I love this stamp, it reminds me of my daughter who is a self proclaimed princess and has a real affection for amphibians, not to mention her head tilt withand glazed eyes! Well I hope the rest of your day is tremendous! Beth

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Finally some challenges!

Happy Tuesday I hope you all had a crafty weekend! My beloved children are back in school it was time! I wish I could be more of a home schooling type but it's simply not in me... I may or may not regret this when my children grow older but I need ample me time and to be left alone.
I created a card for several challenges:

Isn't Flower Lili from Inky Impressions just the cutest? I sure think so and she so fun to color with all the detailing involved. I just received her so she is a part of the Cute Card Thursday challenge # 94 of using something new. I based the sketch from Get Sketchy # 20, the Cupcake Craft Challenge wants us to Go Girlie and the Corrosive Challenge Blog wants distressing, Well that about wraps it up, have a wonderful day! Beth

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Unscripted Sketches # 37

Happy Happy Joy Joy it's Saturday!!! Nothing seems to go better with a hot cup of caffeine than a sketch challenge! Sarah Kake you are a sketch makin maniac seriously! Here is another fantastic sketch to get your juices flowing:

I was browsing through my pile of stamped images and came across this wonderful  Swiss Pixie digi image. I also pulled out a few Close To My Heart stamps as well and did a touch of paper piecing. Here is my card:

I am quite please with the over all result of this card. Now I hope you will play along this week and be sure to check out the rest of the great creations at Unscripted Sketches! Have a super day! Beth

"Pop" is on SALE!

"Pop" is now in the SALE section of the Torendi Store, along with more newly marked down items! Check it out now before they are gone!



Friday, January 8, 2010

Freezing Friday!

I am so not exaggerating we're in the negatives folks and with the wind chill ouch! My kiddos are home another day so I am wondering how many snow days they have left...

I am so excited about today because it's time for our first Paper Cutz Challenge of the year! We want to see your cards using Red, Green, Black and White! This color combo screams Christmas to me but I tell you I am not ready to think about Christmas cards.  February I vowed to join Sparkles Christmas cards challenges to get ahead for this years Christmas! Since I declined on Christmas, I figured the best choice would be a Valentine's day card. Here is my creation:

I used my sweet Calliope Ketto and some scraps from some background paper I created some time ago. I came across these fun rub ons  for the side border and the sentiment. Finally for the white hearts, they are from Heidi Grace called Valentine's Day. I love this stamp set! Well I am so excited to see your first creations for this year so see you over at Paper Cutz! Beth aka BR-T

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland.

What a winter! My kiddos just went back to school after 2 weeks out and I just a call that school will be closed tomorrow! They will be quite pleased to say the least when I don't wake them however as kids goes they will most likely wake up earlier than usual.
So are you ready for a new challenge from Inky Impressions? It just so happens to be an amazing sketch created by the ever so talented Dominique.

Here is my creation:

I used the image called Ice Skating Rachel isn't she fun? I colored her with Prismacolor Markers, I love these markers I realize most feel Copics are where it's at however they are made over seas so I am going for local. Speaking of made in the USA these stamps from Inky Impressions are born right here in the states how awesome is that!  Now don't get me wrong I have plenty-o-stamps made else where, there are so many wonderful companies...
Anyhow I had a great time creating this card and I tried to give the illusion of her skating around the cat by using that fun cut from Cricuts Wild Card cartridge. The patterned paper is K&Company and the card stock a mix of Close To My Heart and Hobby Lobby Brand. I sanded the buttons to expose some of the white and used my Spellbinders Winter Wonderland for creating the snowflakes. Well that about wraps it up, make sur to stop by Inky Impressions Challenges to scope out the rest of the Inkettes amazing creations. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Beth

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The last of the bunch...

So here are the final 2 cards for TGF 12 Days of Challenges, they aren't my favorite however I was just glad to have completed them!


Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday! Beth

Monday, January 4, 2010

What a great day!

I had the best time today taking the time to check out my blog list I have missed all of your terrific inspiration! My kids will be at school today which allows me some quiet time yippee! I have several commitments due for the week so it's time to get back to my routine. Here are two more cards I made for TGF 12 Days of Sketches:



 I just love the Fly Away Set I snatched it up last week when it made it's way to clearance thank you TGF! Beth

Sunday, January 3, 2010

TGF days 7 & 8

Happy Sunday!!! I wanted to thank you for your kind words on the Unscripted Sketches Blog Hop what a great time indeed! I am very much looking forward to resuming the sketches this coming Saturday, hope to see you there! I wanted to share two more TGF challenges:

I really like how these two turned our especially the first card. Well I hope you have a fantastic day, this is my kiddos last day of Christmas Break, I am gladfully sad...things are about to become really quiet around here! Beth

Saturday, January 2, 2010

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Just wanted to share two more cards for TGF 12 Days of Challenges:

You still have time to play as this doesn't close til Sunday 8pm! Beth aka BR-T

Unscripted Sketches wishes you the Best year ever!!!

Welcome to Unscripted's Sketches New Years blog Hop! I do feel saddened with the passing of each year however with the dawning of the New Year it's like pressing a restart button to life! We get the opportunity to review ourselves from the past and perhaps decide a new course or not...
My husband informed me that the New Years moon was a Blue Moon not that it was blue in color so I'm not certain how the name was derived. It was a full moon, the second full moon of the month which happens every few years and to have it on New Years happens about every 20 years or so pretty cool eh? We enjoyed time with our families and ate from a wonderful spread. On our way home we stopped at the famously well lit house of the area and enjoyed the lights keeping time with a local radio station, I wonder what the electric bill is like? After we got the kiddos snug as bug in their beds we stole away to watch Paranormal Activities it was so freaky I couldn't go to sleep forever and my husband ran up and down the stairs jumping into bed like a child. It's hard to believe what an impact a film can leave on one's mind!
I hope I have given off a more positive impact to each of you who take the time to visit me and my goal is to be better about leaving a few words of encourage to as many as possible!I wanted to end this post by sharing my favorite creations I made this year. I got this idea from Crystal who got it from her friend and so on.













Well I must admit it was fun reminiscing, I am also happy to report I see improvement over this last year yippee! Well I hope you enjoyed your stop on the hop your next stop is Caryl have fun and may this be your best creative year yet!!! Beth aka Brt