Friday, May 28, 2010

My final Inky Impressions dt creation...

Now this does not mean I will never use an Inky Impressions Rubber Stamp again because that just would not do! My term is up sad to say these ladies were the best to work with and you can bet I will never stop searching out their great inspiration! For my final card I decide to use Ice Cream Lili because it's so hot out and I thought this might cool things off a bit!

I want to enter this into a few challenges:
Secret Saturday Crafter  No Pattern Paper
Crazy4 Challenges  Sketch
My Time To Craft  Vivid
Charisma Cards  Going around in Circles
Cute Card Thursday  No DP
Well thanks for stopping by and don't miss out on The Yahoo Inky Impressions group and their great challenges! Beth

Bam Pop!

I love this companies products and the fact that Torendi makes them available to you! I wanted to share a card I created using the Bam Pop Volume 3 Collection and these feisty little Ninguin Stamps. A Ninguin in case you haven't gathered is a cross between a Penguin and a Ninja too funny I know! Here is a card I created using these great products:

Isn't that frame fun? I used my Wild Card cartridge it's full of great shapes. Finally I used the Hai from the I Heart Kawaii rub-ons to complete the card. I hope you enjoy this card, it's different from my typical work but that's the best thing about Torendi products, they evoke a newness to creating!  I am excited to say I am officially a dt member for Torendi so you'll see more posting from me about their awesome product! I received next months kit and I wish I could share it with you today but you'll just have to wait a few more days! Beth

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I feel dizzy!

***second posting today scroll down for Pink Elephant Scrap Challenge

Hello welcome to another fun filled challenge with the Pixie Dust Studio Challenges!Get ready for a ride of "Going Round and Round"- add something round to your project. A button, a circle(s), etc. I new right away I wanted to use Sheriff Tumbleweed (you can find him in the OH BOY!! section in the shop) with his cute knobby knees and companion! Here is my card :

Now this card is my first attempt at airbrushing, my brother gave me his set up he got forever ago and I am so thrilled! Thanks Nat! So as you can see the sun is my circle along with a few brads.  I'd also like to enter this into a few challenges as well:
Tuesday  Taggers  Male Card
A Spoon Full Of Sugar  Celebration
ABC Challenge  Vintage
Crafty Creations  Favorite Image(I have so many favorites!)
Little Red Wagon  Birthday Theme
Tuesday Throwdown  Use an image you can color
Digital Tuesday Challenge  Cute People
Crafty Ho's  Photo Inspiration well it's a hat anyhow!

Ok now be sure to check out the rest of the amazing creations:Kathy - Illustrator, Cat ,Caz, Jacquie, Jana, Joyce, Karen,Lana , Lisa F,Lisa,Margie ,Marsha,Shelly,Suzi,Tammy. Thanks for stopping by!

The Pink Elephant having some Summer Fun

 Hello and welcome to the Pink Elephant Ella's Scrapbook Challenge # 9 of "Summer Fun" To my children and I summer means water and sand! And for what ever the reason my daughter is obsessed with being covered in sand! I decide to create a layout of my daughter as evidence to this fact.

I just love her sand castle, she found all sorts of odds & ends on the beach for embellishing purposes. I really like how the sun pulls all the pictures together. You'll see a lot of great suns on the dt creations you should check them out:Trudi, Betty, Jenn, Lisa, Jess, Angela, Sarah, Audra, Mary, Beatriz, Fern, Jan, JenniferKimmy , don't forget the sunscreen!  We'd love to see what summer Fun means to you! Enjoy you day! Beth

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Awesome item of the week!

Hello! Are you having a great day? ! Our Torendi Item of the Week is another fun embellishment from Buzz and Bloom, the On Cloud Nine denim clouds, just $4!  I'm telling you if clouds looked like this I would want them around all the time...ok maybe not all the time! Now Tiff shared an fun stitching technique Here!

I know I have been mia however I am trying to juggle getting ready for vacation, sports dt work and life itself so bear with me tomorrow I will have a double posting day to share! Sorry I haven't stopped by but I will do so when I get back from MEXICO ( I am so excited!) if not earlier. Beth

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The release and the Challenge!

***second posting today scroll down for Pink Elephant scrapbook challenge

Yippie! Today is the day that The Pearl images are available for you! Here they are in all their glory:

Aren't these fantastic? Like I said before, there is something for everyone!!!
 Keeping  in theme with The Pearl. the Pixie Dust Challenge for this week is to embellish with pearls how great is that? Here is my creation using many pearls as I couldn't stop myself!

I want to share a fun little tip with you today, you can color your pearls with your alcohol based markers to coordinate, how great is that? Now I must admit darker colors work the best, but why not see for yourself? 
Now if you want to be totally astounded then stop by the rest of the design team:
 Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see yor pearls real soon! Beth

Ella's Scrapbook Challenge

  Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I wanted you to know I had a wonderful time stopping by all the participants of last weeks Pink theme WOW! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us with this  weeks  Pink Elephant's Challenge # 8.

I love the fact that things are kept fresh by mixing it up so were not just doing themes but were adding it sketches as well which by the way are all really great you won't want to miss out! Here is this weeks sketch :

Now remember you can mix it up with the shaped and such we just want to see the general idea! I decided to scrap a few photos from my sons first game of the season Isaac had noticed I had been scrapping my other two kiddos as of late so to keep things in balance it was his turn. Too funny!

I  just love this photo he has such a sense of confidence and pride about him and that couldn't make me happier! You may not recognize most of the products I used due to the fact they are ancient!  I have to use up my old stash! Now be sure to stop by the rest of Ella's scrap happy crew:  Trudi, Betty, Jenn, Lisa, Jess, Angela, Sarah, Audra, Mary, Beatriz, Fern, Jan, Jennifer & Kimmy. I hope you can play along too! Beth

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Torndi's item of the week!

This week's Torendi Item of the Week is Hootie by Buzz and Bloom!  Here is your chance to get our NEWEST imported item at half off! Isn't he the cutest?!

Find him in the store HERE!

Another Peek at The Pearl

 second posting today, scroll down for Inky Impressions Challenge

Hello again! Did you enjoy all the first day sneak peeks of  The Pearl from Pixie Dust Studio?  I personally was in awe of the other Paper Pixies creations...Wow! Today I have a card using that infamously desirable pirate Jack Sparrow...sigh. 

I am pretty excited about how this card came together I hope you are too! Be sure to check out the other pixies:   Kathy - Illustrator, Cat ,Caz, Jacquie, Jana, Joyce, Karen,Lana , Lisa F,Lisa,Margie ,Marsha,Shelly,Suzi,Tammy.

Before I sign off I'd like to submit this card into a few challenges:
Crafty Creations  Encouragement/Celerbration
Our Creative Corner  Masculine Birthday
Secret Saturday Crafter  Metal
All Sorts  Birthday
Stamping For The Weekend  Male
Stamp Something  Celebrate
Little Red Wagon  Brads

Well that's all for today and don't forget all theses amazing images from The Pearl will be available to purchase tomorrow! Beth

I Love Flowers

Hello! Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for another Inky Impressions Challenge?  For this week we'd like you to choose two things from the word FLOWERS to add to your creations...

F - Faux stitching or Flowers
L - Lace
O - Circles, brads, or pearls
W - Watercoloring
E - Embossing
R - Ripping, Distressing, or Tearing
S - Sparkle 

I decided to use Cowgirl Lili for this card because I had every intention of doing some E for embossing and R for Ripping, Distressing or tearing. Well  things took a slight turn as you will see:

So as you can see I would up using Faux Stitching and Pearls, funny how these things happen! Be sure to check out the rest of the Inkettes Crystal, Jackie, Chris, Cheryl, Domi, Angela & Pam.  I hope you can join us this week!  Beth

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Want to sneak a peek?

Kathy from Pixie Dust Studio  has come up with an awesome collection of images in relation to The Pearl. She opened the floodgates of creativity & there is something for everybody!  I had the best time creating cards for this preview and today I would like to share this darling Mermaid. Now, where she's heading with that lovely pearl I've no idea...

 I hope you all grabbed Glub the other day, I just had to use him in this card! I'd like to enter this card in a few other challenges:
Dare U2 Digi Stamp  Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge  Something New
Paper Play  Brown Plus Another
Ooh La La Creations  Bright & Cheery
La La Land Crafts  Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp  Cut it out & Pop it Up
Design Dollies  Creation using Blue Green Brown & White/Ivory

I want you to know you don't want to miss out on the rest of the teams creations so be sure to stop be their blogs:
Kathy - Illustrator, Cat ,Caz, Jacquie, Jana, Joyce, Karen,Lana , Lisa F,Lisa,Margie ,Marsha,Shelly,Suzi,Tammy.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and be sure to make the rounds again tomorrow for another fabulouse preview! Beth

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sam needs us!

Send them to Sam is a card campaign...  

Kathy of Pixie Dust Studio is challenging everyone to help little Sam fight Cancer.
Sam is a wonderful and strong 5 year old boy. His battle with Cancer is just beginning. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma this week. He has a very tough fight ahead of him.
Kathy and everyone at Pixie Dust Studio would love it if everyone can join in helping Sam fight this and WIN! Sam will be in the hospital for many months. We would love to fill his days with tons of cards from all over the globe. What fun for Sam to know that people from all sides of the Earth are supporting and thinking about him.
 Send a card! One a day, per week, per month!!! Keep them coming so he never stops looking forward to the next card delivery.

Please take the above blog blinkie and post it and link it back to the Pixie Dust Studio Super Sam link.
Help pass this Campaign message along.. lets spread the word, share the news. Cards are needed to help a little boy and his battle with Cancer!

Please go HERE for more details and address information!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Torendi Spotlight!

Hello again it's the 15th and that means another fun showcase of one of  Torendi's awesome products! I held on to these little gems til last because they are so great!  I didn't want to rush into anything, I had to really mull it over LOL! So what is it you ask? It's Bam Pop ! Volume 3 Collection, I am telling you these papers are so unique and fun! I created two projects inspired by my children. The first is a layout of my daughter sleeping, the poor dear wasn't too impressed with the flash going off at 2 a.m.

I used partial sheets that being the Checkered  and Unicorns I affixed the unicorns to another sheet of card stock before cutting them out and then popped them onto the page for various depths. I couldn't resist using that Humania Clip or the tangerine Chit Chat Thickers to finish this page off!

Ok this next project was so easy to make but it's my pride and joy! Oscar came home with this zany  yellow paper mask paper ans I just knew what was to be done...seriously it was meant to be. I have never had the inclination to alter a photo frame until that day here is the super Rad frame:

Isn't this fun? I simple lade my frame down on the back of the paper and traced the inner and outer edges cut it out and busted out the Mod Podge! The U R letter was the same steps and again the Humania Clip 
just found its way onto the frame. Once again I colored the mask with a yellow Prismacolor marker it really pops off his face. I apologize if I seem too boastful I am just really excited about this! Well I hope you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed having you! Now go get that paper! Beth

Unscripted Sketches # 55 with piggyback challenge and a farewell...

It's Saturday heehaw! Today is my son's first T-ball game of the season and we are so excited! This also National Chocolate Chip Day, so if you choose to do the piggyback challenge, it is to use something chocolaty. Whether it is chocolate brown paper, chocolate chip print paper or a chocolate chip as a focal point, go chocolate chips! Here is the fantastic Unscripted Sketch by SarahKaye:

The chocolate chip challenge sort of slipped my mind when creating my card however I did decide to color Lili's sweet teddy bear dark brown so it was back in the deep space somewhere! LOL!  Here is my card:

I don't know about you but I love popcorn and LiLi's Slumber Party really fit the bill for this weeks card! The fun sentiment is another fun freebie from Paulette at Create with TLC. I had a lot of fun creating this card it was relatively simple to create. I want to let you know this will be my last card as a dt member for Unscripted Sketches, this was a tough decision but with school coming to an end I knew I had to give up a few things... this makes me sad. I have enjoyed all of my teams inspiration and wonderful support this last year and hope to make time to create some sketches just for fun. Beth

Friday, May 14, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty

It's been decided our cat is schizophrenic & I surmise this is quite normal for young cats...Speaking of cats (or Dogs) Paper Cutz Challenges #41 would love to see your creations using either cats or dogs and after that the rest is up to you! Here is my card using a Pixie Dust Studio digi called Purrfect Princess:

Don't you just love her? I tried something new with this card as I layered 3 buttons inside each other and bound the with string I suppose gluing would have been easier! Today is the beginning of my sons summer vacation, he will of course get up extra early now rather than the forcing out of bed for the last 9 months! Kids! We will have an entire week together before his older sibling start their vacation I hope to savor the week! Enough about me let's talk about you I finally was able to go down my ever growing list and visit most of you and I must say you are all such an inspiration to me! I hope you can stop by Paper Cutz for this weeks challenge! 
By the way this card will be entered into the following challenges as well:
Cupcake Craft  Buttons
Pile it On  Cute and Cuddly
My Time To Craft  Too Cute
The Crazy Challenge  Cute & Cuddly
PaperTake Weekly  Shiny Sparkle and Special
Spoon Full of Sugar  3 DP & 3 Buttons mine are nested
ABC Challenge  Unused Stash (most of our stash is LOL!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge!

Second posting today scroll down for Pink Elephant Scrap Challenge

One of my favorite things to say to my kids is "Cut it out!", of course at the Pixie Dust Challenges we aren't scolding you, we are cheering you on to get out your scissors and cut out you image either in full or in part. I chose to use the new May Pixie of the month available at the shop. She is just too fun, all of Kathy's images are so great to work with, they make me happy! I wanted to create something other than a card so I created this basket using one of Lauren Meader's timeless templates Pack A Picnic.

 I jumped out of my comfort zone and pulled out this grape paper from my never to be used pile, never say never! Now I want you to know I have been working with the new release digi's and they are so great, I wish I could show you today but soon...Now be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Paper Pixies have to share:

Remember to "Cut It Out"! Beth aka BR-T

The Pink Elephant Scrapbooking Challenge...

  I am honored to let you know I was selected to a part of The Pink Elephant scrap team! What a thrill to say the least!

This week we have a challenge to use Pink, now I don't know about you but pink is a tough one for me but I gathered myself and just sort of let go. We have the most beautiful pink daisies in our garden right now so I had my daughter sit amongst them to acquire this photo.

Now I want you to know I didn't digitally alter the flowers though I tried forever... in the end I use a marker. I found the DAI*SY sentiment at Create with TLC, Paulette graciously has free digital sentiments almost daily so you should stop by!  Well I hope you have a fantastic day, I'll be back shortly with another posting! Beth

Monday, May 10, 2010

Item of the week....

Torendi is offering the fabulous OPP Tape- Happy Friends  for 1/2 off this week, starting Wednesday

 If you have ever been on the fence about this now is the perfect time!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Husband is the bestest ever!!!

Lookie what he let me get for Mother's Day even though we aren't supposed to be spending:

Am I the luckiest or what? Thanks honey bunches!!!!

Unscripted Saturday # 54 and several more...

Good Morning to you all and I'd just like to say BRRRR!  It got down to about 37 last night I slightly worried about what was left of my Iris. That is what were remaining from the mega hail storm a week earlier and my peppers and tomatoes. But for now, all is well! Sorry for the bibble babble I know you came here for our super Saturday Unscripted Sketches so here is # 54 created by SarahKaye:

Here is my card I created for one of Bill's co-workers & friend to give his mother for Mothers Day.  I am really enjoying paper piecing as of late so I did a lot of it:

If the Shoe Fits  Mom
Polka Doodles  Summer Blossoms
Stamp Simply  Mothers Day
Clearly IStamp  Flowers
Stampin Bee's  Botanical Card
Easy Craft Project  Spring
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Celebration of Moms

I hope you can play along with  Unscripted Sketches however please bear with us as this weeks new posting is not up so use the sketch above and you can check back later to upload.
Well that's all for this morning, I'm off to get my hands dirty in the soil so now Inky and Dirty Fingers Rule! Beth

Flower Stamps  Close To My Heart called Simple Beauty 
Sentiment Create with TLC
Designer Paper  Basic Grey  Sultry 
Ribbon  American Crafts from Torendi
White Gelly Roll Pen   Sakura

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to You ...

You belong in a zoo ... Paper Cutz has a terrifically fun card challenge this week!  Create a child's birthday card using an animal found in the zoo using a hand stamped, digi, or Cricut  image in any colors you so choose. Now I knew right away which image I was going to use.  Last week I was lucky enough to win the grand opening prize at The Studio 13 Hotspot  challenge sight which was 3 digis of my choice and All New Releases for the next 3 months how awesome is that! They are having another fantastic prize and you still have a week to enter so go check them out!  Ok back to the image this was already digitally colored   so I just printed  Feathered &  Fabulous  Lou Lou and she was ready to go! Who knew how totally awesome digitally colored images are? I do now! Here is my card:

See I told you she is fabulous! I wanted as many people to see Shawne's fantastic  image so I tried to search out as many challenges as possible starting with her challenge sight:
Studio 313 Hotspot Challenge  Use something clear, I used dewdrops
A Spoon Full of Sugar  Animals
Lexi's Creations   Animals
Crafty Ann's   Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges   Wings & Flowers
Simon Says  Birthday
PaperPlay  Digi Stamp with Bling

Well I hope you take the time to play along with Paper Cutz this week and then toss something clear into the mix for your chance to win $25.00 store Credit at Studio 313!  Have a great Friday with smiles all around! Beth

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Time & The Livin's Easy...

Happy Hump Day to you all! We have another great challenge at Inky Impressions Challenges this week with the theme of Summertime. I am really excited to see what you all come up with because Summer means so many different things to different people. To me it means being hot and out in the sun a lot! Here is my card to prove my point:

I love Flower Lili , flowers are another great thing about summer because I am an avid flower gardener. My daughter has this mini craft sewing machine so I have been tinkering around with it as of late...I really need practice! I would like to enter my card into a few other challenges:
PolyCraft  Here Comes The Sun
Crafty Catz  Spots
Lily Of The Valley  Here Comes The Sun
Incy Wincy Designs  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday  Make your Own, in my case the funky sun was hand crafted and the background paper created.

Well I'd like to thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the Inkette's Creations:

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May's kit is awesome!!!

 Do you like to "Color by Number?"

It's Torendi's May Kit of the Month! After Jenn took the photos of the kit and saw all the colors against the numbered Jillibean Soup patterned paper he name came to her.
So here is "Color by Number"!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Are you ready to see?

Yippie today is the Day On The Prairie is available at the Pixie Dust  Studio Shop! Here are the newest releases:

 I am so excited to reveal  my cards to you,  the first card uses the image Wink Pretends . I think this image is so great so do my kiddos, stirring the pot of imagination is such an amazing experience for the young and hopefully old!

The second card combines Tweet Tree and Prairie Pixie:

I love these fairies they are so spirited and the whimsical tree is a perfect addition to this card. Kathy you are the best!  This card I have created for a few challenges as well:
First are foremost Pixie Dust Studio Challenge has a photo inspiration
Penny's Challenges  Shaped card besides square
Easy Craft Projects  Orange
Paper Sundaes  Red, Yellow & Green
Charisma Cards  Girlie Creations
Stampavie and More  Distressing
Quixotic  Distressing
 And Finally  La La Land  Altered Embellishment I used a glitter Pen on my dew drops (see Picture)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Now go grab your freebie from Kathy at Pixie Dust Studio and some great digis at the shop! Beth

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A late night sneak peek

I wanted to give you a sneak peek of another Pixie Dust Studio creation:

Also if you stop by the studio tomorrow you can pick up Glub the Fish as a fun freebie!

I can't wait til tomorrow to reveal my cards!  I hope you have sweet dreams On The Prairie!  Beth

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Inky Impressions Card

3rd posting scroll down for Pixie Dust Sneak Peeks and Unscripted Sketches

Good Evening I'd like to say goodnight with one more card to enter in several challenges. My card uses one of Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps Nicki's Birdie, she is too precious!

The Challenges I would like to submit to are:
All Sorts  Animals
Secret Saturday Crafter  Friendship
Kaboodle Blog  Embossing
Cuttlebug Spot  Favorite Flowers Flowers (that are layered with embellishments)
Pile It On  Make It Sweet

Well that wraps it up for today however I now plan to visit my blog list, talk to you soon! Beth aka BR-T

A Pixie came down and scattered her dust on me!!!

***second posting today scroll down for Unscripted Sketches

Oh I have super duper news today I am a Paper Pixie for Pixie Dust Studio! Finally I can tell you, I have been holding black...too hard! What's even harder is not sharing with you the creation I made for you in their entirety because I want you to see these new  On the Prairy digis because they are so fabulous! When Kathy sent them to me I was floored to say the least. Today I have a sneak peek for you:

Wouldn't you love to see more? Well there are plenty more peeks just for you and here is a listing of the design team:

Well that's it for now and have a fantastic day of scrapping or whatever your inclined to do! Smiles all around, Beth aka BR-T

Unscripted Sketches & National Scrap Booking Day!!!

How awesome to have a holiday surrounding the world of recording life's moments! This week we have a great sketch at Unscripted Sketches you can choose to create a layout or a card remember it is "Unscripted"!

I pretty excited about my layout, I bought this awesome paper pack from My Mind's Eye called Summer Song and I can't get enough of it! Here is my beautiful daughter 4 years ago...behind I know!

I hope you can stop by to see the rest of the design teams creation because they are  as wonderful as ever. I can't wait to see what you come up with by putting you in US!