Monday, August 30, 2010

Bright and Bold...

***second posting today, scroll down for Pixie Dust Studio Challenge

Hello again I just finished up this card for YNS Bright, Bright & Summery Color Challenge using Yippee Fhiona.

I love how happy she she is jumping up and down for joy as well  the friendly sun  from the Windy Day Accessories  who seems to be sharing excitement. I created this card using the Cards And Things  sketch which is a really versatile sketch to say the least. Well thanks for stopping by again! 


At Your Next Stamp we're getting ready for a brand new release! Woo-hoo!  To celebrate, we're holding a blog hop on September 1st when we will be showcasing some super cute new Fall and Halloween stamps, plus this will be the official start of the new YNS DT!

Sem has designed a new blinkie to advertise our hop (see above) and Karen is holding a pre-hop blinkie contest over at her blog HERE

If you fancy being entered into the draw to win the entire new September release (that's a lot of yummy purple rubbah, hee hee!), then all you have to do is grab the code and post the blinkie on your blog.  Then hop on over to Karen's blog to let her know you've posted the blinkie on your blog by popping your name and blog URL into InLinkz to be entered into the draw! Easy peasy!

Hurry though, as the contest ends tomorrow!!!!!

I love Harry Potter!

I am so excited to share a card using Kathy's new and oh-so-amazing Harry Potter dgis! These will be available at the Pixie Dust Studio shop September 1st!  Hermione is the character I chose for todays card, I just adore her character of intelligence and strength!

I chose this sentiment because as we all know Hermione is far from ordinary! Question though...why is extraordinary spelled the way it is? It seems to me to read "sorry you're not ordinary you are "extra" ordinary"! I never liked the spelling of that word! LOL!  Don't you love those Humania Clips as well as the Cosmo Cricket  Matilda dt paper? Well, you can get both of these at the Torendi shop!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the dt creations! Beth

Here are the challenges met for this card:
Paper Cutz  Use Metal
Cute Card Thursday  No Punches or Die Cuts
Stampin for the Weekend  Anything Goes
C.E.S. Challenge  Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long  No Christmas Card!
City Crafters  Stars

Thursday, August 26, 2010

No more sickos!

                 * 2nd posting today scroll down for Pixie Dust Challenge

Someone forgot to distribute the no-sickos during-the-summer policy at my home! I have had my fill of summer coughs and runny noses.  I do love listening to my kiddos breath sounds it gives me practice however, Dragging all three of them to the DR. office is another story...
Speaking of  Dr.'s ( lets not forget the hard working Nurses and PA's)  I'd love to share this weeks Pink Cat Studio release:

Aren't they terrific? They are sure to bring some cheer to any under the weather wee ones or older alike. I chose to create a "Get Well" card using Nurse Betty & Dr. Bear.

I can never resist those striped tights and I decided to go with some striped paper to accentuate them. Be sure to check out the rest of the dt creations as well. See ya later! Beth

Lexi's Creations  Emboss it
Stamp with Fun  A card for a Girl
Shabby Tea Room  Metal(black brads)
Let's Ink it Up  Anything Goes plus the color yellow


May it be faux or real that's this weeks challenge at Pixie Dust Studio Challenges. I happen to be one of the many who own a crappy crafty sewing machine, that no longer sews... drat!  Luckily I own pens and was able to put my stitch lines in in no time at all! Here is my card:

I just love this sweet  Bubbles the Clown image from the studio, he's part of The Fair collection. Did you notice what the next series of digis are? Harry Potter! I cannot wait to show you these! Well I hop you are able to play along this week, seeing your creations is sew much fun! Have a great day! Beth

Here is my chaalenges met for this card:
Incy Wincy Designs  Buttons and Bows 
Party Time Tuesday  Birthday card for a child
Stamp Something  Use A Digi
Karber Weekly  Birthday

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bam Pop!

Happy Monday to you! We are in our second week of school & I just came to the realization I now have 3 backpacks to mill through daily...that's a lot of papers! I wanted to share a card I created using my post prized Torendi products from Bam Pop. If you have not played with any of these products you need to! I used Bam Pop! Volume 3 Collection paper pack as well as Hello bot. I wanted this robot to mimic the great patterned paper so I cut away all the extra polymer from the image so I could manipulate his arms and legs. Here is the card:

That little robot sure has some moves let me tell you!  Now I just realized he's sold out but don't you fret because there are some new stamps arriving soon! Check them out!

Aren't these the most amazing stamps I am in love with the Halloween set and like Jenn's child I have a son who would live off of PB&Js if I were to allow it!
Well that's all for today except for my list of challenges for the card see you soon! 

Aud Sentiments  Anything goes
Paper Play  Pink!
Paper Cutz  Anything Goes
Create 4 Fun  Birthday
JUGS  Hot Pink, Teal, Lime Green

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ellas's Pink Scrapbook Challenge...


Click Here for Pixie Challenge 
Click Here for The Pink Cat Studio Release

Hello it's so nice to see you again!  I want to let you know I am so very excited to share my layout with you because I truly love it! It's hard to not love it because it's of my lovely Isabelle. Oops I got a bit sidetracked! Let's talk about  Ella's Pink Scrapbook Recipe Challenge: Cardboard, Journaling, and Circles. Here is my creation:

I call this Abstract Shabby Chic. I pined for what seemed like hours over how to dress up those corrugated cardboard circles. Finally I and settled upon these flowers.I distressed them with white ink to create the feel of these great Basic Grey papers and all the distressing of the edges. Can you believe there was a time I actually pooh poohed Stickles?  I just didn't know any better, I swear! Well as you can see I really laid on my Diamond Stickles rather thick on that awesome green ribbon. Mental note to self:  Stickles should be the very last step in creating anything!  I know you all are nodding in understanding of the grief I caused myself by not following my own rule!  Please be sure to check out the rest of the super chic design team. See you soon! 

Challenges for my layout:
Secret Saturday Crafter  What Are Little Girls Made Of
Frosted Designs  Use at least  5 of the Ten Items they Listed I used: Circle Punches, Ribbon,Pink & Blue, Flowers,Glitter & Buttons.
The Crafty Pad  Glitz & Glitter
Practical Scrappers  Stitching

Quixotic Something Old (The Pink Metal Charm), something New(This Basic Grey Paper), something borrowed(the Shabby Chic concept) & something Blue ( I think this needs no explanation)
Belli Challenge  round & Metal
FabN'Funky  Flower Power
City Crafter Challenge  Isn't She Lovely
If The Shoe Fits  Die Cuts
and A Crafty Little Place  Blue, Pink & Green

It's Time to Meet...

Oh my gosh isn't he the cutest! He is Melissa's new character for the Pink Cat Studio. When I received these digis a while back I just had to smile, can you blame me? OK, I went a bit wild for this card but I just couldn't stop myself! LOL! For my card I chose to use Blobby Topsy Turvy Cake:

Can you tell I am hooked on the wide rickrack? I wish I owned every color the hobby store had to offer!

Here is a picture of the rest of the Blobby gang and take special notice of the adorable freebie Lily you could receive by making a purchase today only!

For more Blobby inspiration be sure to check out the rest of the dt cats: Emily, Jane, Lysa, Mackenzie, Maria, Patty, Piali, Sally, Tori, & Trisha. Have a great day! Beth

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges :
The Pink Elephant  Ribbon & Sparkle
Digital Tuesday  Use Your Scraps 
Ann's Creative Nook  Birthday's
ABC Challenge  B is for Blue 
Creative Card Crew  Sparkle & Shine
My Time To Craft Glitter & Glitz

Are you seeing spots?

Well I certainly hope so because at The Pixie Dust Challenges  that's exactly what we are seeing. I chose to create a card using Frankie Funhouse Fairy.

Doesn't she look like she's thinking about someone? Now I sure hope all of you who played along last week will play along again this week! We had a great turnout & I loved stopping by to see your craft makes! Beth

Here are the challenges for this card:
Digital Tuesday  Use Your Scraps
Bee Crafty  Ribbons or Bows
OLLCB Spots &  Dots
Kaboodle Doodles  Add Metal

Pollycraft  Stitches (in the ribbon)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Frankie loves his Candy Corn!

Hello & Welcome today is the day that The Pixie Dust Studio Fun House collection is available to you! My second card shows Frankie Boy and if you cant tell by his single tooth he sure love his candy corn! LOL! Who doesn't especially with salted peanuts mmm... I used my adobe Photoshop to localize the candy corn to print out color and cut to create this paper. Digi stamps are so great for this reason and about a gazillion others!

Have you seen a sweeter Frankenstein? Mary Shelly eat your heart out! (or should I say candy corn?) Now be sure to check out the rest of the frightfully fantastic design team:
Kathy - Illustrator, Cat, Caz, Carlie {Pint Size Guest}, Cyndi, Jana, Joyce, Karen, Lisa F, Lisa, Margie, Marsha, Melissa, Shelly, Suzi, & Taylor {Guest}. 
Don't for get we have a whole new fun challenge tomorrow at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge, see you there if you dare! Beth

PS before I go I want to enter this card into some great challenges:
Double Dutch  Create Your Own Patterned Paper
Character Cafe  Bright, Sparkle Card (used plenty of Stickles)
All Sorts Paper Piecing  (All the candy Corn was pieced)

See ya soon!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fun House Sneak Peeks!!!

Happy Tuesday! I hope all is fantastic for you, my wonderful children started school yesterday and boy was it sure quiet around was HEAVEN!!! I made a pact with myself that I will get all my crafting done before they arrive home from school and then that is that, it's us time. I feel I owe this to my children and myself I pray I can maintain this balance.
OK, let's talk about Kathy's new soon-to-be-released Fun House Images from the Pixie Dust Studio. These are the absolute best and will be perfect for your Halloween needs. Today I would like to share a card using Just Batty, I adore all her stitching lines. I had this photo that I opted not to use for our county fair this year however rather than toss it away I felt it would make a great background. Here is the card:

Isn't she great? Now don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team to see their spooktacular creations! Beth

Friday, August 13, 2010


Oh I am so ecstatic to finally be able to tell you I am on the Your Next Stamp Design Team!
Here is the team:

 I have worked along side some of these ladies in the past so I can say from personal experience, that come September with the new Halloween releases, prepare to be amazed! I was hoping to have created this fantabulous card for the occasion but alas the county fair is upon us & I have been working furiously weeding out my kiddos photographs for them to submit. I will be out of the circuit until Monday as I will be camping with my family, I am excited to have some us time! Have a wonderful day! Beth

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pink Pink Pink!

****second posting today scroll down for Pink Cat Studio New release

Hello &  Welcome to another funtastic challenge at The Pixie Dust Studios Challenge! Today we want to see you use pink, the rest is up to you! I chose to use a digi from a few releases back called The Pearls of Wisdom.

I paper pieced her dress to bring in the pink and strategically placed her over a large butterfly to create a fairy. Do you think it worked?  I then rummaged through all my pink supplies and wound up with this lovely rickrack and a few buttons as well as this great dp from Basic Grey.
Here are few challenges I'd like to enter this card :
City Crafter  Hearts
Creative Card Crew  Cute & Girlie
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday  Open

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to see the rest of the DT creations:
 Cat, Caz ,CyndiJana, Joyce, Karen ,Kathy, Lisa, Lisa F,  Margie, Marsha Melissa, Shelly, Suzi, & Taylor. Have a great day! Beth

4 days and still counting...

School is drawing nearer and with this I will soon to find my sanity again! I love my little villains don't get me wrong however they are becoming restless and less tolerant of each other as the days goes by. They need more stimulation more food for thought to be sure...
So let's celebrate the starting of school with these fun images Melissa Created for the Pink Cat Studio's newest release. I chose to play with Back To School Betty she is so cute! Here is my card:

There are plenty of Challenges this week for just the occasion:
Paper Playtime  School Days
Stampin For The Weekend  Back To School
My Sheri Crafts  Back To School
ABC Challenges  August

image & Sentiment  Pink Cat Studio
green dotted dp  Summer Song by Zoe Pearn
pencil dp  My Boyfriend by Cosmo Cricut
prurple & orange cs, yellow bitty brads and red ribbon by Close To My Heart
Colored with Prismacolr Markers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Torendi's August Kit Sold out!

Wow Torendi's August Kit sold out immediately & I can see why Jenn really created a kit too great to refuse especially her feltie houses. If any of you were hoping to complete the awesome stamp set don't fret! You can  email Jenn at she has some extras. I created a card using this Kit I love those Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alphas in white they are so unique!

I am going to push myself to create a CAS card once a week it's harder than I thought! LOL! I would like to enter this card in a few challenges:
TGF  the sketch
Penny's Challenge  Anything Goes
Stamp Something   Photo Inspiration (I got Birthday from it)
Cute Card Thursday  Whateva
Dutch Dare  Anything Goes
Secret Saturday Crafter  Male card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge  Card For boys
Paper Sundaes  Add Metal
Frosted Designs  Celebrate Life

Well thanks for stopping by I hope to be able to visit each of you later tonight! Beth

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thank You Tazza

You are so sweet to give me the honor this week at My Grafico's Challenges! I won the cutest digi set from Zenware Designs:

I cannot wait to play with these cuties! Only 8 days til my wonderful darlings are back in school but who's counting? ME!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Now thats a load of paper!

I just found an incredible candy - wonderful and talented and happily mad (lol) Amy decided to keep track of how many sheets of paper she cuts into and it took her only a bit longer than one year to reach her goal of 1000!!!

To celebrate she is giving away 1000 sheets of 6x6 paper to 5 winners and also LOADS of stamps - head over to her blog and check it out!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm a Pink Cat Studio DT Member!!!

Oh Happy Day! I am now a Pink Cat Studio Design Team Member! This is so thrilling to me Melissa's images are adorable to say the least! Here are a few past creations I made using her images:

Here is the rest of the Design Team:
I just got my first digis for next week and they are so fun! I wish I could share them now but you'll just have to wait....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to You ...

***3rd posting today scroll down for more 
Today is a very special day as Your Next Stamp is celebrating its very 1st birthday with a Birthday Blog Hop!
The YNS Starlets are being joined by some fabulous friends for this Hop, and together we are showcasing some fantastic new release stamps as well as some firm favourites!  These new stamps are available to buy from today from Your Next Stamp, along with all your YNS favourites.
If you'd like to participate in the Hop and you didn't arrive here from Cabio's  blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at Karen's blog, as I'm sure you don't want to miss out on all the fun we have for you today!
The Hop starts today (Thursday, August 5th at 08:00 EST) and ends on Wednesday August 11th at midnight (EST).
We have not one but two grand prizes for you to win - two lucky winners will be drawn at random to each receive a $25 gift certificate to spend on YNS stamps!  WOW!  As the prize is so fantastic, we are going to make you work a little to enter, LOL!  Each Starlet and Guest Starlet have a letter hiding in their blog post.  All you need to do is gather these letters, rearrange them to form a 3-word phrase, and then email this phrase to Karen.  All correct entries will be entered into the grand prize draw.  So make sure you Hop around every blog and remember to leave a comment at every stop too.
My secret letter is .... I know you know it already but yes, it's H
All that cake must have affected Karen as she has gone a little crazy and is holding a 20% off sale for the duration of the Hop - the crazy part is that everything will be reduced by 20%, including items already on sale!  I'm not sure when (or even if!) this will happen again, so make sure you hop on over to the YNS store once you've completed the Hop and fill your basket!
I have used the Star Cuties stamp for my blog Hop creation .....  

  I also pulled out the stars from Yippee Fhiona Set and the Birthday sentiment from Fhiona and Her Pony Maggie
So now it's time for you to Hop on over to Cindy's  blog as she is the next stop on our Hop, but don't forget to grab my hidden letter first and also leave me a comment!
Thanks so much for Hopping with us today!  I hope you enjoy our birthday celebrations and new stamps! Beth

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons! I cannot imagine a worls without buttons!!!

***Second Posting today scroll gown for Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge

Hello again I hope all is still well in your world! Today at Pixie Dust Studio Challenges we'd love to see you creations incorporating buttons! I love button challenges because I know we all have them and we all need to use them up! I am still on the Gnome World kick so I decided to create a card using Gus the Gnome, I love his attire, he may in fact be wearing buttons! 
Here is my card:

Now be sure to check out the rest of the team:I hope you play along too! Beth aka BR-T

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge # 19

Hello Happy Thursday to you! Today I will have a total of three posts so please check back if you can! Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge for this week is:

We want to see the ever growing in polarity punched borders, 2 Patterned Papers & Buttons. Now I must admit the only border punch I own is the drippy paint on and I faked the scallops with my corner rounder but what's done is done!:

I loved this beach in Progresso, Mexico it was made up of coral and seashells, the kids couldn't believe they were sitting o piles of shells.I came across a bit of tile that had worn down from the waves and shells, I forgot all about it until yesterday when it surfaced amongst the pictures. I wanted to create something fun with the tile so I stamped on it using StazOn, wrapped some hemp around it and imcorporated a buttom. Here is a close up:

Well thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the design Team! Come back now! Beth

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bring In The Gnomes!

Oh I am so happy today is here, I think everyone should own a  gnome don't you? Gnome World is now available for purchase at the Pixie Dust Studio.
I want to share one more card with you today using Gnome Is Where The Heart Is as a celebration for a new baby:

Thanks for stopping by! Beth

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek Day 2...

Did you enjoy yesterdays peeks of the very soon to be released Pixie Dust Studio Gnome World creations? I rather quite enjoy seeing the different takes on the same image don't you? Well today I'd like to share a card using Gnome Playtime:

I just love this image as if he's  pondering life. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the amazing Paper Pixies: Cat, Caz ,CyndiJana, Joyce, Karen ,Kathy, Lisa, Lisa F,  Margie, Marsha Melissa, Shelly, Suzi, & Taylor. IFR! Beth

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Blogversary Candy from the Craft Table

Martine Blogaversary Candy
Martine from The Craft Table is celebrating her blogversary with this fabulous candy! Go here to find out how you can win!!!

If only Gnomes were real...

****second posting today scroll down to view Torendi's new Kit

because they are so stinking ceeeuuuute!  Kathy's newest collection for Pixie Dust Studio Gnome World bring new life to these characters. There once was a time I couldn't envision these past the neighbors yard but now I want to see them everywhere! Here is my sneak peek card for today using Under the Weather Gnome & sentiment:

I just love that clouds expression, & that poor dear gnome I sure hope he feels better soon!Now don't forget to stop by the rest of the Paper Pixies to see there fabulous creations: Cat, Caz , Jana, Joyce, Karen ,Kathy, Lisa, Lisa F,  Margie, Marsha, Shelly, Suzi, & Taylor.
Also be sure to welcome our newest additions CyndiMelissa, we are so excited to have you! I will be back tomorrow for another peek! Beth aka BR-T

There's No Place Like Home

Torendi's August Kit is most spectacular and it's called  No Place Like Home:

This kit includes:

3 12 x 12 pieces of American Crafts Cardstock

3 12 x 12 pieces of Jillibean Soup Head of Cabbage Patterned Paper

3 12 x 12 pieces of Jillibean Soup Red Sugar Patterned Paper

1 12x12 set of Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alphas in white

1 Shinzi Katoh Today Stamp (Sitting Cat)

1 Shinzi Katoh Today Stamp set chalk ink and box

4 handmade birdhouse felties

2 feet of Shinzi Katoh woodland linen tape

1 yard of brown ribbon
Aren't those Feltie Houses so fun? Jenn you rocket pulling this kit together! I cannot wait to show you my creations using these amazing products! Beth