Friday, April 30, 2010

Paper Cutz Friday!!!

*****Second posting today scroll down for Studio 313 Grand Opening Challenge

So the week is winding down yeah right more like full speed ahead! This is life in a nutshell, we have these precious babies and the next thing we know is they are graduating! Eeek!!! Graduation indeed, this is the Paper Cutz theme for the week and while I don't own any cap & gown imagery, I own this awesome Yippie Fhiona. Does she celebrate in style or what!

I'd like to include the following challenges for my card:
Wild Flower Patch Challenges  Pink & Orange
Your Next Stamp  Going Dotty
A Spoon Full of Sugar  3d or dimensionality
Charisma Cards  Girlie
Paper Take Weekly  Something Different ( I rarely stamp on patterned paper without paper piecing it)

Well that's it for now please stop by and see the rest of the DT Inspiration and better yet play along!  Have a fabby Friday! Beth aka BR-T

At Last!

Talk about last minute submissions, Studio 313 Grand Opening Challenge closes in about 30 minutes and I finally found some time to peruse her new shop. When you get the chance go check out her new store, The challenge was to create a card based on your favorite page in the shop, I was taken by the Nature Flowers/ Scenery section so from there I created this card:

Well I have but a moment to add this to Mr. Linky then the challenge will close. Have a good evening! Beth aka BR-T

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You don't want to miss this!

the amazing ninja masters
ally and nely 
are hosting their very first

one lucky winner will be chosen
Get over there fast though, time is running out!!! 

Also Paula at Tales from the PolyCraft is celebrating 750 follower! Here's what she says:
I'm going to give away 5 Prizes to 5 random commentors...
The prize is a secret.....

Hmmmm... sorry I know its naughty, but FUN right!!??
What I will say is each prize is the same, is digital and is worth over £10...
Even my DT havent seen it yet...
I will leave the draw open until Fri 30th 10pm UK time.  
Now head on over there to see how you could win!!!

Make your own designer paper

So this month just flew by and today is the final challenge for me as a guest designer at Crafty Creations  it was a lot of fun working with these talented women. With that being said the challenge for the week is to create your own background paper. Our fabulous sponsor this week is the Stamping Boutique!

The DT had the pleasure of using a sampling of their stamps in our creations as you will see! Here is my card:

I tried to make the background soothing and subtle not to take away from the whole Calgon take me away experience, or was Calgon the" ancient Chinese secret huh?" If you know what I'm referring to we must be getting a touch older! LOL! Well I hope you can take the time to play along this week! Beth

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Second card for Pixie Dust DT call

I thought I'd share my second card using Wink in all his royal highness! You can find this awesome digi here.

I would like to enter this card in several challenges:
One Stop Craft  Metallic
Aly's Sunday Sketch  Animals
Bee Crafty  Featuring Holes
Simple Doodles  It's not a Spring Chick anymore ( I used my age old paper punch for the holes)
Tanda Teaser  Vivid Colors
Hand Full of Stamps  Use up that Stock by using 2 or more DP
SophistiCats  Child's Card

Well thanks for stopping bye! Beth

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dt Call A Card and I drove a Fire Truck!

Pixie Dust Studio is having a DT until April 28th, Oh my gosh have you seen her digi's? They are the cutest!  I thought I'd give it a shot why not you?!? She has several freebies here, here, here and if you join PCP Pixie group  you can receive the April Pixie Stamp which I used on this card for one of my DT submissions and many challenges. 

Isn't she too cute? I think so I just love her slicker and rain boots! I created this card because this is so typical for Nebraska weather Sunshine vs. Rain and I love it because my flowers are gonna burst out soon! Here are the challenges my card will be entered into:
Secret Krafter  Distressing
Our Creative Corner  Blooming Blossoms
Crafty Catz  Stitching
Clearly I Stamp  Ribbon
Sew Many Cards  Anything Goes 
Penny's Challenge  Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays  Distressing
Quixotic  Make a Splash
So there you have it! Oh yeah remember my title saying I drove a fie truck? It wasn't the huge long kind with the ladders & all but it was a tanker none the less and needless to say I could have put out a fire from all the sweat I was dripping from nerves! I am not a fire fighter however this last weekend we had a Emergency Vehicle Training class for our ambulance which I had never driven before either! My friend Misty and I are the only 2 women on the squad and we teased our towns fire chief that we were going to drive his truck on the obstacle  course partially in gest...well late into the day we were determined this was going to happen and it did! Misty I believe got one of the highest overall scores! I killed a few cones oops! It was very empowering none the less knowing we were the first women ever in our town ( I think ) to drive that truck! HAVE A GREAT DAY!  Beth aka BR-T

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Unscripted Sketches Earth Day Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday Unscripted Sketches style with a touch of Earth Day lingering in the mind. We decided to a blog hop and show you how we incorporated recycling into the sketch. If you came from Arielle's blog your on the right track, her card is just amazing as always! Before I forget here is this weeks sketch:

My son decided we should make some Kool-Aid  so we did but if I have to drink that style of beverage give me a wild cherry Caprisun thank you very much! So in the end I decided to use this packaging for my card. 

This spunky Audrey digi from The Greeting Farm came to mind, doesn't she fit the bill perfectly? By the way The Greeting Farm has the Farm Fresh Friday challenge of getting your green on so I'll be adding this to their gallery as well. Well I hope you enjoyed your visit your next stop is Caryl for her innovative reuse. Have a super Saturday to you! Beth

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mother's Day

approaching fast so why not get those cards ready with Paper Cutz new challenge this week. This week's challenge is to make a card, LO or craft project for Mother's Day using a digital or hand stamped image and any colors you'd like. Post your name and a link to your creation in Mr. Linky by midnight EST, Thursday, April 29th. If you're picked by as our winner, your name will be entered in the grand prize drawing for April! Here is my card:

Isn't that sentiment great? It's a fabulous freebie from Create With TLC , if you have some extra time you can find all sorts of awesome sentiments! A big thanks to Paulette! I came across the transparency flowers I stamped and cut out well over a year ago on accident (or was it?).  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations:
We cant wait to see what you come up with! Beth

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

  So why is this day so special because this is the only planet we get and we need to be reminded of this! Torendi wants to celebrate with a blog hop of creations using recycled materials. So, what does May 1st and my love of yogurt have in common? May Day Baskets! Finally a use for all the containers that we have no recycling site for in this bit of Nebraska.

These literally took less than  20 minutes to make if you include the cleaning and label removing into the mix. I used the papers from Sassafras Nerdy Bird 6x6 paper bundle. I then embellished with my endless stash of doodads. Well while I'm off to eat about 30 more yogurts your next stop is Heidi. If you complete the hop and leave comments along the way you'll have a chance to win come great product from the Torendi Shop, Good Luck! Beth

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Distressing Challenge ...

Crafty Creations has a new challenge this week distressingSoftpencil as this weeks sponsor of our 'Distressing' Challenge. One lucky winner will receive a $15 Gift Voucher to spend in the wonderful Softpencil shop. Here is my card using one of their great digis:

I used a sanding block and a edge distrssor to complete my card. Have fun destressing by distressing! Beth

Inky Impressions Challenging Challenge!

Have you ever seen a challenge that you thought that's easy enough until you sit down and try it? This weeks challenge at Inky Impressions did just that to me! This week we would change our challenge a bit and have it be a recipe!! The recipe is to use 3 layers, 2 designer papers, 1 ribbon, and three embellishments. As you'll see with my card I misread making thinks all that more confusing and included my ribbons a one of the three embellishments oops! Here is my card using a new release  Lili's Ice Cream and the fun coordinating Sentiment:

I think next to Flower Lili   and Fairy Lili  this is a favorite of mine so far! I hope you check out the rest of the Inketts creations because they are awesome! Here are the links:

This weeks challenge will be going on for TWO WEEKS so you have plenty of time to come and join the fun. No need to use Inky Images but if you have them we would love to see you use them!!!! To be eligible to get Inked by the Inkettes you must have all creations uploaded to Mr. Linky by May 3rd Midnight Eastern Time. We can't wait to see your creations this week. Have a great day! Beth

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jam tomorrow Jam yesturday all because I madeJam today!

Sour Cherry Jam, YUMMY! I love this jam and you know it's not at the stores but lucky for me my awesome neighbor lets us pick them! I had a bunch of frozen cherries that I was getting worried about so I turned them into Jam. There were almost 20 pints in all!

The best thing is cherry season is going to be here in a month or so I can't wait!!! Well I'm off to pound out some weeds in my future veggie garden! Have an awesome day! Beth

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Unscripted Sketches # 51

Happy Saturday to you! It's time for another open minded sketch at Unscripted Sketches:

Is that open for endless interpretation or what?!? I made this great backdrop for a card I made some time ago and decided to bust that out for a card. It's my old stand by technique white on black:

I hope you stop by to see the rest of the design team, they really outdid themselves! Enjoy your Saturday!!! Beth

Friday, April 16, 2010

That's a redo!

I'm surprising myself tonight by applying to a design team specified to scrap booking! The Pink Elephant is looking to recruit two more crafters so I thought ya never know! Here is my original that I always felt needed more Vavoom:

Here is my redo! 

Well I'd love to sit and chat but I have places to be! Beth

Mingle card...

Are you a fan of Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps? I am and I took the opportunity to join there awesome yahoo group! Last month I took part in the mingle and receive an amazing card from Anette in Australia plus some yummy goodies! I am finally getting around to posting her card I sent her:

I really liked how this card turned out, my excitement in this was embossing those large black and white sequins. I hoped she liked this card!!! If you want to share your enthusiasm hop on over to:


 we'd love to have you! Beth

Paper Cutz friday!

It's Friday and I just got done scoping out the awesome free digis for today and I must say there are some fantastic ones! My dear son is sitting next to me coaxing me to come outside so this will have to be a quick post!   The Paper Cutz Callenge this week is to use a tag! Here is my Wedding themed card using a cute couple from a  Heidi Grace set called Valentines day:

 If you are having trouble reading the tag, it says "All because two people fell in love"  all the supplies are from Close to my Heart this week minus the stamp and rickrack. This card hits on several other challenges  as well.

It's a loose interpretation of  2sketches4you turned on its side.
The Pink Elephant   1 image, 2 dies & 3 favorite embellishments
Little Red Wagon  Dry Embossing
Corrosive Challenges  Texture

Well there you have it, Oscar is about to burst he's going on about how I said it would only be a second then in a while "How long is it gonna take?!?" Ah 5 year olds.... Have a sunshiny day! Beth

Thursday, April 15, 2010

***second posting today scroll down for Torendi Spotlight!

Hello I had this pedestal card base laying around so I decided to look up some challenges and see what I could come up with. Here is my card using a cute digi from Sassy Cheryls and the perfect sentiment from Create With TLC:

Didn't you love dressing up as a child I sure did and I am saddened that my nine year old has outgrown it...Cupcake Craft wants you to create something to evoke childhood memories. The rest of the challenges are as follows:
Creative Card Crew  Happy Birthday
PaperTake Weekly  Cute
Tuesday Taggers  Cakes and Balloons
Crazy 4 Challenges  1 ribbon 2 buttons 3 punches
ABC Challenge  S is for Sparkle

Well there you have it have a great rest of the night & see you tomorrow for our next Paper Cutz challenge! Beth

Torendi Showcase!

Rub-ons!  I will be working with I Heart Kawaii vinyl rub-ons by E.A.D Designs which are a Torendi Exclusive! These can be stuck to nearly anything; glass, plastic, wood, ceramics, pretty much any thing with a smooth surface (or not) as you will soon see! I created several projects for today, the first one screamed the used of these amazing rub-ons due to it's setting. We went to an awesome Japaneses Restaurant for my son's Birthday it was the best time!

Yatta means "You Did It" as a expression of joy in Japanese so I only felt it appropriate for this birthday celebration. Here is a detail of the cute monster included in the set. See how I was able to manipulate the vinyl? That just would not be possible with the other rub-ons out there!

My second layout is of my lovely daughter who came home a tad late from school. You know it's kind of hard to be mad when she brings you fist full of flowers even if they are Dandelions!

Here is a detail shot of the buttons I easily applied the rub-ons to:

Lastly I made this fun card mixing up some Bam Pop Volume 2 Collection and the Nerdy Bird paper line from Sassafras. This little storm cloud goes perfect with these papers!

Well I hope you feel inspired to rub on more than sun tan lotion! Have a fantastic day!!! Beth

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Crafty Creations Wednesday...

Good Morning, are you ready for a new challenge up at Crafty Creations? It's Deena's LIMITED EDITION CHALLENGE !! You can only use 1 designer paper, 1 image and 1 embellishment!! We are daring you to try it!!! I semi panicked when I first read the challenge but I thought of this fabulous digi I received from Paula at Tales from Pollycraft and the rest is history! Here is my card:

Speaking of Tales from Pollycraft  , there  Monday challenge sight is now weekly! This week is to use pink + brown + either green or yellow I used pale jade as my additional color. Also Polycraft is sponsoring Kaboodle Doodles challenges Sweet...Girl digi is the challenge this fortnight.
Don't you love those pom poms? I had these in my sewing box from about 8 years ago when I made a bunch of decorative pillows. Where are those pillows? I know it will be hard for some of you not to reach for just one more embellishment...but I know you can do it! I can't wait to see the results! Beth aka BR-T

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Unscripted Sketches # 50

Good Morning my fellow crafting extraordinaires, Happy Saturday to you all!  We have another fantastic sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches by our awesome SarahKaye:

Here is my card for the week using another fabulous Sweet Pea image from the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection, Sheet #9, plate #33. Talk about layering the markers on this! :

Well I hope you stop by Unscripted Sketches for some awesome inspiration this week , the girls really outdid themselves! Have a fantastic day! Beth aka BR-T

Friday, April 9, 2010

Torendi's new Kit!!!

*****second post today for Paper Cutz Challenge scroll down

It's April & it's time to get fresh with this month's kit "Fresh Mix"! 

This Kit includes:

3 12 x 12 pieces of American Crafts Cardstock

2 12 x 12 pieces of Cosmo Cricket Strawberry Fields Patterned Paper

2 12 x 12 pieces of Cosmo Cricket Tossed Salad Patterned Paper

2 Shinzi Katoh Today Stamps (Bee and Mushroom)

3 handmade veggie felties. (1 corn and 2 tomatoes)

1 yard ribbon

4 wooden mini clips

5 kraft coin envelopes

1 ft Shinzi Katoh 12mm Strawberry Linen Tape

Close up of the papers.

Close up of the embellishements

Paper Cutz Friday!!!

 Fridays, ya gotta love em! This week at Paper Cutz Challenges we'd like to see 3 patterned papers and the rest is up to you! Here is my card: 

Isn't this Mo's Digital Pencil image great? I used an older paper pack from Close To My Heart called Serendipity, it came with die cuts which I added on  for a sketch I was following. Here is an added list of challenges for this card:

La La Land - Sketch
Simon Says - Make a card for a child
Paper Play - Use a person and add some sparkle
My Time To Craft - On the Spot
The Pink Elephant - Nature
Our Creative Corner - Bust out the Buttons

Well now it's your turn to risk a cut or two for the sake of creation! We can't wait to see what you come up with! Have a fabby day!! Beth aka BR-T

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Blue eyed Cutie Pie...

I just had to share this lovely close up of my Epiphany...

Oh yeah and then the snakes, they are all over right now. I came across 6 or so in a mass I suspect copulation.

My daughter was so proud she found these in the pond and grabbed them all at once... I love Spring time! Beth

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How Charming...

second posting today...

So can you guess what this weeks theme is over at Inky Impressions Challenges? You got it, Charms! Nicole has a huge variety of these delightful accents and you can check them out here! I couldn't wait to ink up my other new release Nicki's Birdie she is so sweet! Here is my card:

It's pretty different than my usual style, sometimes ya gotta shake things up! I used this weeks sketch over at Mojo Monday and the following challenges also apply thanks to my fellow Inkettes !:
Stamptacular Sunday - just for girls card
Simple Doodles - layers
AI Factory - anything goes
Just Add Ink - Anything Goes
One Stitch at A Time - Anything Goes
Twisted Thursdays - Have Fun Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend  - Ribbon and a Bow
KL Stampin N Scrapin - Recipe Challenge ( 1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellishments)
Practical Scrappers - Markers

To see the rest of the DT's lovely creations for today, please visit them HERE:
Inky Impressions Challenge blog

Cheryl (Me)

Kim Y
Kim Dellow

Well I am sort of embarrassed that I have to apologize for my lack of correspondence with you all AGAIN, it's been really nice outside...I hope you understand! Beth

Guest Designer...

Thank you  Shelly for inviting me to be a guest designer for the month of April at Crafty Creations you are so kind! This weeks challenge is paper piecing and is sponsored by Sew Many Cards. 

I received this sweet image Ollivia Egg don't those eyes just tug at your heart strings? I'm not certain why I added the buttons, I just started with one and then kept going. I'm sure the most of you can  relate, it just happens at times. So are you excited to bust out your scissors? I sure hope so! Beth aka BR-T

Sunday, April 4, 2010

TGF Royal Battle

So it's week 2 and  I volunteered,  we had create an Easel Card for The Greeting Farms Royal Battle.  ! I was totally blown away by the other creations wow! My team is called Show Stampers and our first creation created by Claudine was fantastic! Thanks for getting us to the next round now the pressure is on...gulp! I am going to show you this card with a spotted backdrop and a solid back drop so you can get the gist of the card and vote for our team!

Don't you love the cotton candy, It's just a colored cotton ball!
If you'd like to vote head on over to The Greeting Farm Gallery, you need to be registered but that's easy to do! Have a wonderful Easter with your families! Beth

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A year gone by and the hunt is on...

Unscripted Sketches  is year old wow! This just happens to be the first ever design team I joined, I remember being quite nervous about applying... those were the days. Today we have another fantastic sketch:
Here is my card using Daydream Fiona, she is adorable! :

As always we can't wait to see what you come up with by putting a bit of you in US!

OK now onto the CELEBRATIONS!!!
As I mentioned it is our Blog-iversary, we’re doing a treasure hunt through the DT’s blogs! The instructions are located here- the first person to find the treasure wins a prize!
It’s a Happy Birthday in a round with her friends on the stairs and some on the ground.
Have fun! Beth

Friday, April 2, 2010


has definitely sprung, so let's celebrate Paper Cutz style! Think Spring while using Red Green Brown and White only, here is mine:

I'm sorry to cut this so short however my son is having a slumber party tonight and we have oodles of things to do to get ready!