Saturday, February 28, 2015


I have a new post over at a2z Scrapbooking blog today - hop over and check it out. It's a new technique for me and a fun one!

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.   Betty

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Barb challenged us to create a white on white card today on the Hero Arts 90 minute scramble.  Haven't done one of these in ages.

Randomly white embossed various stamps from the HA Sweet Threads set on a 5 x 3 3/4 piece.  Then I thought "why not do an inlaid happy" - so die cut this (used the new HA Happy Stamp & Cut).  Well, that was the wrong thing to do 'cause the embossing came off in the die.  So to fix it I smooshed the die cut in some more Versamark and white embossed with HA white embossing powder.  Glued this on top of 3 other layers of "happy" to raise it up a bit.  Put the embossed card on the card base and carefully glued the "happy" in place.  Added some white MME enamel dots and done.  Now am off to clean the die out!!

The theme for February's challenge at a2z Scrapbooking is "emboss it" - there's still time to enter here.  Get a 15% discount there too with my code Betty15.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Today's card is for two challenges - Freshly Made Sketches #174 and The Card Concept #29 - Get Well Soon (clean and layered style).  

I stamped just the outline from Altenew's Painted Flowers and then watercolored with Ranger distress inks - evergreen bough, broken china, picked raspberry, dried marigold, seedless preserves and peeled paint.  Then I fussy cut and layered on the card.  The sentiment if from a Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society set no longer available.  I rounded the lower right hand corner to replicate the roundness in the flowers and polka dots.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


A last minute entry for CAS(E) This Sketch using Altenew's Painted Flowers.  I stamped just the outline of the flower using a mask to stamp four of them together.  The fifth flower was stamped separately. Then I used Ranger Distress "picked raspberry" to watercolor the flowers and "peeled paint" for the leaves.

The flowers were then fussy cut.  To make the background I cut a piece of Neenah astroparche (3 3/4 x 5) and embossed it with MFT stitched rectangle die.  The sandwich I used in my Cuttlebug from the bottom up was A, B, tan mat, cardstock, die face down, B and 2 layers of thin cardboard.  The "happy" is from the new Hero Arts 2015 release and is 3 layers of cardstock.  The little sequins are from Hero Arts ages ago.  Another one of my cards awaiting an occasion for a sentiment to follow the happy.

Thanks for stopping by and always enjoy reading your kind comments.  Betty

Sunday, February 15, 2015


It's just a freezing dreary Sunday here in Nebraska and I'm listening to my Husker women's basketball game against Wisconsin (EDIT: woo hoo we won!!) and playing with my stamps.  Had the piece of watercolored paper on my desk - so die cut the butterfly from PTI, smooshed it in Versamark and then into HA sparkle embossing powder.  Then backed it with a piece of vellum.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with MFT's stitched rectangle and then embossed this piece with Card Concepts "butterfly kisses" - mounted this on the card base with foam tape.   Die cut the "happy" in gold with HA's new Stamp & Cut.  Added the little gold heart from Teresa Collins which I think ties it all together nicely.  Inside is blank until I need this card.

a2z Scrapbooking's challenge this month is embossing - also an embossing challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  The a2z store also has the new HA 2015 release is stock - and you can pick up all kinds of great new items at a 15% discount ($25 order) with my BETTY15 discount code.

Will enter this in Happy Little Stampers challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

Friday, February 13, 2015


I have another post today on a2z Scrapbooking's blog - here's a sneak peek -
so hop on over and check it out for another last minute Valentine idea.  The challenge this month at a2z is embossing and this is another bit of inspiration - winner of the challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate from a2z.  And remember you can always get a 15% discount on a $25 order at a2z with my code - BETTY15.  The new 2015 Hero Arts release is now in stock at a2z so you can pick up some of the great new stamps and dies - it won't be hard to spend $25!!!

Thanks for stopping and always enjoy reading your kind comments.  Betty

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


The other night my card making group met at my house and I designed a wine label card for everyone to make.
I supplied everyone with all the materials with a variety of patterned papers for the little butterflies and the insert in the gold frame (had them use a craft knife to remove the original part).  We stamped the HA envelope pattern on the card base and the label with  HA collage background in antique linen distress ink.  Added little butterflies and done.  Of course we had a little wine while creating - a fun evening!!
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Today I am the hostess for the Hero Arts Flickr group 90 minute challenge.  I chose two photos from Pinterest as inspiration for the group. 

Supplies: HA PW100 Gold Embossing Powder, Sending You Love CL588, Lattice 331065, Manuscript Background H2141DI106; MME "Charmed" pp; Teresa Collins gold glitter heart; MME enamel dots; Spellbinders "Classic Hearts" die

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Made a card for a challenge that is new for me - ColorQ - and here is the inspiration photo - such gorgeous colors together!!!
First die cut the Memory Box heart from white cardstock.  Then cut it again from scraps of the dark pink, light pink, red and orange (sorry the orange doesn't look very "orangey" in the photo!) and snipped out the butterflies.  Arranged the butterflies on the white and attached them with a dot of glue in the center.  Used a Sakura clear glitter pen to give all the butterflies a little shine.  Stamped the "happy" (a very old Hero Arts stamp) in red royal HA shadow ink.  The "valentine's day" was stamped from PTI "Year Round Happiness" in Versamark and embossed with HA white embossing powder.  Popped it all up on a white card base.

You can get the Hero Arts products and Versamark ink I used at a 15% discount on your order of $25.00 or more by using BETTY15 code at a2z Scrapbooking.

Thanks for stopping by and always enjoy reading your kind comments.  Betty