Saturday, July 31, 2010

YNS Blog Hop Blinke Contest!!!!

Your Next Stamp is about to turn ONE, and to celebrate, YNS is holding a fabulous birthday blog hop on August 5th!  Talented friends of YNS ( Yippie that's me!!!) will be joining the Starlets for the hop where they will be showcasing new and old stamps, and of course there are some amazing prizes to be won!   In the run up to this spectacular event, Karen is holding a pre-hop Blinkie Contest HERE .  Hop on over there RIGHT NOW to read all about how to enter and you could win a special new release stamp prize package!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge # 18


Happy Thursday! Today at Ella's Pink Scrapbook we have a great combo challenge for you! Here is this week sketch:

Now take this awesome sketch and use the colors Aqua Black & White. I had the best time creating this layout of my son:

He's defiantly super to me!!! Don't you just love the chipboard Wham ? That came in my July Kit from the Torendi ShopTravel Time. I gave it a white wash with acrylic paint to keep the color scheme in check. I hope you can play along this week! Beth aka BR-T

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Torendi Products!!!!

 New Product has made its way to the store!!!
We now have 9 color options for our solid Japanese Washi Tape

Our blue polka dots Washi Tape sold out so fast, we have restocked it in 3 new polka dot colors!

We have two wire note card holders, that would make a great addition to any room, or help you hold up your next card in a photo shoot!

How cute is this retro camera stamp! It makes me smile! :D

And last, but certainly not least,  this kawaii Red Hood stamp set! We carried this cute characters in our Modern Red Kit as clips and now you can print them over and over in stamp form!  *SWOON*

Don't forget that we also have the new Sassafras Line Indie Girl in stock! So pick up some new crafting goodies and take advantage of our 50% off SALE all in one swoop!!

Me? Clean & Simple? Well I tried!

My husband put in his order for a thank you card and I had some challenges with flowers as well as CAS. Now I struggle with stopping! But I gave it a shot:

This really is quite different than most cards I create but that's alright with me! I was quite excited to use Maisey Ketto, it's been a long time! Here are the challenges for this card:
Simple Saturday with Andrea  CAS & Flowers
Create 4 Fun Flowers
Secret Saturday Crafter   FairyTales
Stamp Something  Flowers
Charisma Cards  Anything But A Square
My Grafico  Glitz It Up  Used Glitter Pen all of Maisey
Pile It One  Use Something Plastic
Well that's all for now have a wonderful Wednesday! Beth

Monday, July 26, 2010


Wee Bundles, Flag Banners, Glitter Alphas and more!

Look for new items from Japan later on this week!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Oh Mimi I hear you calling that I should buy you too, but I just just bought a ton of markers, now there's nothing left for youuuuuu. Just a few more paydays and I'll  come a searching for you... just a few more paydays, Oh Mimi what can I do Oh Mimi I must have you! Now sing these words to the Kiss song Beth and you will feel my plight she is so stinkin cute! Beth

One more Halloween card...

I sure hope you got a chance to check out The Tiddly Inks Halloween in July Hop because it was Spooktacular! Christy chose her favorite Top 5  & I couldn't agree more, these ladies poured all their passion out into their creations.
Tanya R if you are reading this you were randomly drawn from my sight and you win a $5 gift voucher toward your purchase at the Tiddly Inks Shop. I am absolutely green with envy!!!

Well the hop may be over but not my  creative mood for Halloween cards so I hopped onto The TiddlyInks Challenge # 14 this week which happens to be a sketch. Here is my card :

This uses two image of Cathy's : Batty Belfrey And this great freebie Crescent Moon she gave out on Paper Craft Planet some time ago.  I would like to enter this into a few other challenges as well:

Tuesday Throwdown  Paper Piercing
Craft Creations  Happy or Sweet ( it has Happy right on the card!) 
S2GUse Orange
Creative Inspirations  Anything Goes
Stamp Scrap & Doodle  Digi Image  

Well that's it for now thanks for stopping by! Beth aka BR-T

Friday, July 23, 2010

Now that's a Birthday Clelbration!

 Jodi is celebrating her birthday and she is in the mood for some BIG Birthday candy!! There are 5 packages each more grandiose than the next!

There are rules to this so here they are:

1. If you are not already a follower of her blog, you must become one in order to qualify for the
2. You must post about her candy on your blog.
3. Please leave only one comment on this post.
4. You will have until Midnight July 31st (PST)to participate.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Halloween In July Bloghop!

The day is finally here, it is the Tiddly Inks Challenge Halloween Blog Hop.

Halloween is my second favorite holiday next to Jesus Birthday I hope that's not some sort of oxymoron! Tiddly Inks is celebrating a blog hop celebration of  Halloween! I chose to use Batty she is so cute with her pet or is it a balloon? Here is my spooky? creation:

The blog hop will run until Saturday, July 24th at 6 PM. We will have a wrap-up "party" on July 24 in the Tiddly Inks PCP Group from 6 PM to 10 PM CST. Stop in and chat with the design team in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky PCP commenter will be randomly selected to receive the next 2 Tiddly Inks stamps before anyone else FREE!

Now it wouldn't be a blog hop without some PRIZES!

Two random blogger participant winners will be announced July 25 and highlighted on the challenge blog. Each will receive a $10 gift voucher.

Two random commentators will be selected from amongst the blogs to receive a $5 gift voucher.

EXTRA PRIZE: Christy will be offering one lucky participant a spot on the Tiddly Inks design team (if they want it) for the month of August. This comes with the shopping perks and the ability to be part of the weekly challenges for the month of August! Oh my gosh that would be sweeeeeeeet!  Beth

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge

I don't know about you but I love, love, love receiving gift cards! A few may feel they are so impersonal however in completely removes that uncomfortable moment of  "What is this and how could they have possibly believed I needed it?"  or "Oh crap, they're looking at me, just smile & perhaps they won't notice your disappointment!" Perhaps I am just shallow, ok I am! My love of gifts cards will come handy this week, The Pixie Dust Studio Challenge is to Create A Gift Card Holder.

I used Kathy's adorable Santa's Surprise and recycled a pillow box that once contained ribbon. Running the container through my Cuttlebug using the snowflake embossing folder, added some interest.  I then added a clear snowflake that I have had  for quite some time & a few dewdrops. Do you recognize the tree? Yep it's from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.
So how will you package your gift cards this year? I cant wait to see! Beth aka BR-T

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge # 17

 Hello all! It's time for a great themed challenge at Ella's Pink Scrapbook It's Memorabilia - Scrap those ticket stubs, brochures, you know all the stuff you pick up while on vacation. Here is my layout using Torendi's newest kit "Travel Time". I love this Cosmo Cricket Line Joy Ride it's loads of fun! You may also noticed I used those fun Nerdy Flag Banners by Sassafras.

If you click on the picture you may be able to see my experimentation of semi wrapping the designer paper around by picture for a different look. So how will you display all those papers you may be wondering why were once so crucial to collect? We'd so love to see! Beth

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Now that's a sale folks!

Oh my lord now if that doesn't get you wallet spinning you're dead! Seriously Torendi is doing some changes so they need to clear out some product almost everything is half off*! I want to suggest to you my personal favorites:

If you want some off the wall fantastic paper you must have the Bam Pop Volume 3 Collection 

Now these I Heart Kawaii rub-ons are like no others you don't have to worry about partial transfers

Actually I feel any of the Bam Pop stamps are a must have but as of late Bots Like Us really seem to tickle my fancy!
You need to know these products are limited in supply so don't dilly dally or you'll miss out!

* most recent Club Kits and Japanese Washi Tape are not included in sale!

Flash Your Freebie Pt 2

Oh boy am I glad I was able to participate in Pollycraft Challenge last week, I received this darling Turtles digi for doing so. It get's even better! For the Flash Your Freebie Pt 2 I create a green themed card and I get to pick any single digi from the shop!!! Oh I so know what I want...err... at least I have narrowed it down to 10! So you want green Paula well lets give you green:

Now for those of you who missed out don't you worry Paula is always sharing the love. I'll be back later with information of a sale most extraordinaire! Beth aka BR-T

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Waffles & Candy Yummy!

Wow I just stumbled upon Kellie {aka Waffles} Winnell's blog  and she has some of the yummiest candy I have seen in ages!

That is 30+ stamps and over $200 worth of goodies.  Now comes the questions, how long for? and how do I enter?  Here are the 3 rules of the candy…
  1. You have to post the pic of the candy on your blog or in your side bar with a link back to this here post.
  2. You have to add your link to Mr Linky
  3. AND THAT’S IT…..

When does it end….?  You have until August 16th and Winner will be announced August 17th.

Good Luck Everyone….

I can't even begin to imagine what kind of dancelicios moves I wouls express if I won! Beth

Gimmie Challenges!

***second posting today scroll down for The Nutcracker release from Pixie Dust Studio

Lately I have been trying to incorporate as many challenges as possible for my cards since time is of the essence I wanted to submit this into the Match It challenge at Tiddly Inks But that boat set sail without me Waaaaah! Perhaps I will find a way to use their fabby sketch this week ya never really know with these
things! Here is my card featuring Every Day Princess from Tiddly Inks I just love her and these are some top notch digi's ladies without a doubt!

This little girl so reminds me of my cutie pie niece Sally especially the "Princess" part!

Here is the list of challenges for this card:
The Pink Elephant  Brown
Going Grey  At least 3 Embellishments
Digital Tuesday  Birthday
There She Goes  Chipboard & Polka Dots
Papertake Weekly  Cutie Patootie
Stampavie  anything goes
AIFactory  Flower Frenzy
For Fun Challenges  Favorite Coloring Medium
Digi Doodles  Use up those scraps I creates a paper pieced layer of her skirt with leftover paper befor it became a scrap!

Thanks for stopping by!

Today is the Day!!!

What a great day! Do you know why? This is the day you can hop on over to the Pixie Dust Studio to grab your favorites from The Nutcracker Collection!  I wanted to share one more card from the collection using Claire. :

Claire seems so happy holding her friend and why shouldn't she be. I would like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Crafty Creations  Sketch
Stampin' for the Weekend  Recipe Challenge of 3 dps, 1 ribbon 2 flowers(on her Dress) and as an added bonus gems or charms
Practical Scrapper  At least a year old stash My CTMH designer paper.

Well thanks for stopping by and here is a list of the rest of the Paper Pixies:Kathy , Cat ,Caz, Jacquie, Jana, Joyce, Karen,Lana ,Lisa,Margie ,Marsha,Shelly,Suzi, & Tammy.  

I'll be back later for another post...Beth

Monday, July 19, 2010

Let's have another peek shall we

Happy Monday! I am excited to share another fun image from Kathy's new release The Nutcracker.  Remember the entire collection will be available in the Pixie Dust Studio on Tuesday! My card today reveals Mouse King he's so very regal wouldn't you agree?

I am going to enter this card into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge& The Cuttlebug Spot for Christmas in July Themes.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the dt creations Kathy , Cat ,Caz, Jacquie, Jana, Joyce, Karen,Lana ,Lisa,Margie ,Marsha,Shelly,Suzi, & Tammy.   You could win one of these stamps by participating in The Pixie Dust Studio Challenge of creating a card with Red, Green & Ivory. Why not stop by and give it a go?!? Have a great rest of the day! Beth

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Black & White rocks!

I was over at my blogger buddies Kim's and saw this posting & had to pass it on! 
Just look at this yummy prize being offered up at Better Scrap and wanted to pass the yummy info on to you....

Thank you Amy!

***second posting today scroll down for Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek

Good Afternoon! I just finished a card I am excited to share because it contains on of Amy's amazing mermaid images Shimmer Redkelp and Otto I won this as blog candy not to mention a gorgeous card she created! Thank You Amy!!! Here is my card:

Isn't Shimmer ever so lovely? Here is a list a challenges for this card:
All That Scraps  Monochromatic
S2G  Water, Waves & Wetness
Drunken Stamper  Water
Crazy4Challenges  Buttons
Our Creative Corner  Beach Scene
 Aly's Sunday Sketch Underwater Scene
Ann's Creative Nook  Dry Embossing
Stamptacular Sunday Card Using Favorite Sundae Flavors ( Coffee Icecream W/ Caramel Topping & Whipped Cream)
Creatalicious  3D
Oh, Alice!  Dancing Under The Sea

 Thanks for stopping by! Beth

Mermaid & Otter Image  Sweet November Stamps
Sentiment and Jellyfish Stamp  Heidi Grace 
Card Stock & DP  CTMH
Buttons  Paper Studio
Pearls KAISER Scrapbook
Swiss Dot And Swirls Embossing Folders
Ahoy Matey Cutting Die
Prismacolor Markers 
Tuxedo Black  Memento ink

Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek!

Yeah it's a great day! I am so excited to share with you one of the cute digis from Kathy's new release The Nutcracker. The entire collection will be available in the Pixie Dust Studio on Tuesday! I am sharing the cutest Sugarplum Fairy I just love her! I had huge plans to color her is lovely pinks until I stopped by Pam Sparks Blog yesterday she created the most amazing card and her image look as if it's a charcoal drawing WOW! Now there is no way I could work at such a level however I decided to use what gray scale I had to color her in.

I am pretty excited about the outcome, to play is a good thing! Now be sure to stop by the rest of the teams work so you can see what else awaits:
Kathy , Cat ,Caz, Jacquie, Jana, Joyce, Karen,Lana ,Lisa,Margie ,Marsha,Shelly,Suzi, & Tammy. 

See you tomorrow for another peak! Beth

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge Plus a few more...

***second posting today scroll down for YNS DT call info....

It's Saturday so no doubt I'll be sleeping when you are reading this! I am gearing up to be a guest dt for YNS next month so I thought I'd better ready myself by doing a few of their challenges as a warm up. For Challenge #20 it's all about the Power of Flowers! I love the whimsy nature of the flowers in many of  Karen's Fhiona sets so I pulled out Fairy Fhiona,  to create this card:

Isn't she adorable? She's on sale so there is no better time than the present to make her Your Next Stamp!

Here are the other challenges I'd like to enter this into as well:
Papertake Weekly  In the Garden
All Sorts   Summer days
Eat Sleep Stamp  sketch used
My Time To craft  Butterfly Bliss
Practical Scrappers  Embossing
Stamp with Fun Fairies
Well thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of the day1 Beth aka BR-T

Calling all YNS Fans!!!!

Did you know YNS is having a DT call right now? How cool would it be to get some awesome stamps to help you create amazing works? I am so in apply that is!I was first introduced to YNS when I won a Just Swimming by Mermaid stamp set from a Pink Elephant card challenge. Here is my first ever card I created for a YNS Challenge to use non traditional Christmas colors:

This next image shows off a great set called You're Fabulous I just love the swing in her skirt!  

Finally, I think this is my favorite YNS creation to date using Yippie Fhiona :

 She is so cute and so very excited and did I mention she's on sale?!?
You need to know you have until July 31st to apply so don't delay if this stamps make you as happy as me! If you wish to know more click here!  Best wished to all! Beth

Friday, July 16, 2010

Polycraft Challenge, Flash those Freebies and a few others...

second posting today, scroll down for more

Good Evening I have another card to share today using a free Tales From Pollycraft image for the Flash Those Freebies Challenge as well as The Bold & Bright Challenge for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge. I love frogs they are great critters, and lucky for me we have oodles of tree frogs clinging to our house at night. Enough chit chat here is my card:

Isn't this guy just the cutest? By the looks of his toes he must be a tree frog ta-boot. Here is my list of challenges for this card:
Aud Sentiments  Card w/out Sentiment
Stamp Something  Digital Image
Character Cafe  Rectangular Card

Well thanks for stopping by! Have a great night Crafting! Beth

Froggy Digi Stamp  Tales From Pollycraft
Corner Flowers & Sun  YNS
Orange card stock CTMH
Designer Paper  Summer Song from MY Minds Eye
Colored with Prismacolor Markers
Dew Drops
Curved rectangles Nestabilities

Kraftin' Kimmie card plus a few other challenges...

Good Morning &  Happy Friday! Today I get to take our puppy to the vet for some of his shots...poor puppy...poor wallet! Before I go I have a card to share using Charlotte from the Moonlight Whispers series at Kraftin' Kimmies.

I am not the worlds biggest Pink fan but when you back it up with brown I think it makes a nice combination. Here are the challenges I entered this card into:
Kraftin' Kimmies  Pink it Up
Charisma Cards  Pink
Color Create  Warm Pinks, Chocolate & White
Paper Play  Sketch

Thanks for stopping by! Beth

Stamp  Kraftin Kimmies
Sentiment  TGF
Designer Paper and Card Stock  CTMH
Coloring Medium  Prismacolor Markers
Buttons, Flowers & Brads  The Paper Studio

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pixe Dust Studio Challenge!

***second posting today, scroll down for Ella's Pink Scrapbook challenge

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas who cares if it's 90+ degrees outside! Today at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge we want to see your Christmas cards using the traditional colors Forest Green, Cranberry and Ivory. I was really stumped on this card because I haven't used these colors for a Christmas card in years then bam!  A tiny thought emerged and I created this card in no time:

I was so excited to be able to use one of the new images Goody Gumdrops from the soon to be released The Nutcracker! Of Course I just now realized I spelled Goody wrong on my card! OOOPS!!!  Gotta laugh it off!

Well I hope you can play along! Beth aka BR-T

Ellas's Pink Scrapbook Challenge # 16...

   Hello I am sorry today's posts are late, I am having a heck of a time with my computer!
Now on to this week's challenge at Ella Pink Scrapbook, we have another combo challenge for you, a sketch and a color combo. For the challenge we want to see your layouts using the colors Pink, Hot Pink, Green & Black along with this sketch: 

I had the best time with this sketch and love my final project:

I tried a new technique for me by embossing a lower portion of the photo, sanding it off then rubbing my ink pad over the swirls.  What do you think? I hope you can play along this week! Beth aka BR-T

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Torendi's item of the week

Just in time to match our "Travel Time" kit!  Cosmo Cricket 12x12 Joy Ride Ready Set Chipboard is HALF OFF!! Only $2.50!! HERE!

TheTorendi Encounter!

Hello Happy Hump day!  I have a fun card I want to share with you using Torendi products. I came across this great sketch from 2S4U:

Here is my card:

Isn't that Polaroid too cute?  It's called  Insta Love , I also used Bots Like Us running down the side of my card, & the dp paper I used is  High Voltage. These are available at the shop so stop by and check out these funtastic products by BamPop!
I am entering this card into two other challenges:
Paper Sundays  Lots of layers
Ann's Creative Nook  Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers  Punch It
If the Shoe Fits  Vacation (let me see Camera!)

Well thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow! Beth aka BR-T

A Lil Lolita Boutique Ribbon Challenge

I created this card in haste because I would so love a chance to win some more of these fantastically Quirky stamps! Lil Lolita Boutique has a challenge of using ribbon may it be one or 10. I chose two with entirely different textures:

Well I know this is a quick post but I have to get a few ZZZ's Good Night. Beth

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FFF sketch

****second posting today scroll down for Pixie Dust Design Team call

Good afternoon I have a card to share with you that I am pretty excited about! Why?, you may be wondering, well I created the dp paper from Adobe Photoshop that's why! Here is my card using Jade from The Greeting Farm's awesome set Roll Call:

Now as for the stars, I just scratched into my paper to mimic the one on Jades shirt. I currently have 50 TGF images colored and ready for cards that makes me feel so happy! It's kinda fun because my kids are doing the same...I think I will be buying my daughter some Prismacolor markers for Christmas!
I would like to enter this card into a few Challenges:
Farm Fresh Friday  Sketch
CaardVarks  Birthday
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes Birthday
Well thanks for stopping by! Beth aka BR-T

We are looking for TWO NEW Pixies!!!
What will you get if you join the Pixies....
-You will get the complete Digital collections from each release.
-A chance to work with super talented designers.
-Hang out with WINK

If this sounds like a lot of fun, then we want you!!!

Email your application to
Put Pixie DT in your email subject line,
Apply for the DT
Include this info...
• How long have you been doing Paper Crafts??
• Do you sell any paper craft products?? If so what, and do you have a link?
• What other, if any, Design Teams do you belong to??
• What are you looking for in a Digi Design Team??
• If you have a blog, website ,esty shoppe.. please attach links!
• Share 3 samples of your paper crafts that you have done in past.
• Contact info: Name and email!:)

Design Team basic requirements are...
-Two designs per release ( more if you want ). There are two releases a month one around the 1st and one around the 15th.
-DT members are expected to submit a project to the Pixie Challenge at least twice a month.:)
-DT members will share something on their blogs about Pixie Dust Studio at least once a week.
-On release days you will promote the newest collection and share your designs on your blog.
-Be an active member of the PCP Pixie Group.
-The DT contract will be for three months. August-September-October
Please contact me with any questions you may have. I am gathering apps until the deadline of July 28th. I will send out invitations to the ALL new team members buy July 30th.

The new team will be announced on August 1st!!!

PS Kathy has an adorable free did to share you will find him here!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Christams In July

This seems to be a popular theme for many challenge sights this month so I have a fun card using Snowman Do Laundry from the Pixie Dust Studio Shop. Here is my card:

There are so many cute snowmen out there and this is one of my favorites! I used those great digi papers from
The Craft Table blog, it takes a while to download but it's so very worth it!

Here are the challenges for this card:
Ooh-La-La Creations  Christmas
The Shabby Tea Room  Christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy  Christmas in July
Stamp Simply  Christmas
Stampin Bee's  Polka Dots

Well thanks foe stopping by! I hope to posting more frequent as I have been coloring like crazy to have a stash of images ready for the making. Beth

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our newest member!

For the record I have been staving off this moment for many years now but as of late resistance became futile...we now own a puppy Collie he is adorable! I believe my husband wants to name him Avon after a character from The Wire who just happened to be a criminal mind behind the show, don't ask! So now we own Igor our soon to be an eleven year old Collie and the Puppy. Oh le's not forget about Epifany who is none to impressed check her out after their initial intro:

Where are her ears? LOL! One had to scoff as she clung to her Ninja stance while all the while her little kitty bell tinkled away.

As for Igor I believe he wants to love this new puppy and they will become great friends here are some pictures of them together:

And finally here are a couple of Avon to melt your hearts:

This last photo is so cute I love his floppy ears too bad they lose them over time, I could weight them down but I think I'd rather let it be all natural. Thanks for stopping by! Beth aka BR-T