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Simply Betty Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to a fabulous Blog Hop featuring the totally awesome stamps of Simply Betty!!! If you are looking for the Friends Having Fun Color Challenge, please click HERE.

Simply Betty is one of our fabulous sponsors for the month of July! The DT even got to play with the awesome My Kids Emo World stamps! Betty herself challenged us to "Get Grungy with Simply Betty Stamps!" The Smeared and smudged DT was to create something cute and grungy... use fun grungy elements, the colors black, grey, and any other combo you want to throw in the mix. Plus, use some metal embellishments! Here’s my card featuring the lovely Rio.


Isn’t she fabulous? And I LOVE her bat! Let me take a moment to tell you how amazing these stamps are. Not only are they made of super thick red rubber, but they are mounted on foam and SCROLLL cut around the shape! SCROLL cut! How amazing is that??? That’s quality people, so if you’re on the fence about buying some stamps, well jump over to our side and buy them! They are awesome!!!


Here’s a close up of Rio. I colored her and her sweet bat in with my colored pencils. Incidentally, I had her all colored up and then I saw Jen’s latest Wild Flower Kids challenge was to use Lime Green, Purple and Black! How funny! Esp. since she’s on Betty’s Design Team! So, I am entering this card into the latest WFK challenge too.

See the purple background? I made it using bleach and a textured cloth. I love doing that with my colored cardstock! You never know exactly what shade the paper will become… and it always looks so cool!


You can click on any of the pictures to see them bigger. For my hardware, I used staples (one of my ‘staples’ in paper crafting!), and these cool discs I use for my jewelry making. I thought they looked pretty cool together.

So, now I would love it if you took a look at not only the rest of the Smeared and Smudged Design Team, but also Betty’s blog and one of her fab DT member’s blog, Debbie. I hope you get super inspired!

Terra ~ Tori ~ Alison (that’s me) ~ Kelli ~ Jean ~ Kathi ~ Sarah ~

Danielle ~ Black Dragon ~ Kim ~ Lady Brayton ~ Meredith ~ Lisa

Betty (her card will be a little late)~ Debbie

Now, how would you like to win some of these faboo stamps??? Well, you just need to play along with Smeared & Smudged! If you participate in July’s Oh! The Horror challenge or the Rock-N-Rolla challenge, you will have a chance to win 3 of the My Kids Emo World stamps! How cool is that? Now get hopping and get creating! We want to see your projects at Smeared & Smudged!

I’d like to give a huge thanks to Betty, for being one of our sponsors for this month! You are so fantastic!!!!

Have an inspiring day!!!


Danielle said…
ALISON! You fabulous thing you!! How do you get color like that with your pencils. I look a 2 year old using crayons next to you!! WOW. I have no words, in a good way. That is truely amazing!! Love the green and purple. The whole thing is awesome!! Bitchin'!!

Expect my owl, as I'm sending it to find out HOW you do that with pencils!!
Crazy Creations said…
This is great I love it! I love green and the way you colored her is great! Hugs Sarah
Kathi said…
Fabulous! I do love the color scheme, the coloring, and the metal accents.

The other upside to using bleach is that your card and your crafting area smell so nice and clean!!! ;D
ladybrayton71 said…
I'm loving the grunginess! Cool technique with the bleach...I must give that a try! The torn paper rocks and I love the colors you choose. Fantabulous! If we ever vacation near eachother we'll have to make a crafting date!
Risa said…
Talk about total cuteness.....your card is fabulous Alison! You did a amazing job with our color challenge and your detailing rocks!!! Thank you for joining us at the WFP!
Alyssa S said…
This is fabtabulous!! The bleached background is so cool, and I love the stapled on embellies!As soon as I saw it, I thought of the current WFK challenge. lol Bats are my favorite, you may find that strange, but they eat tons of mosquitoes a night! Fabulous little creatures and so misunderstood! lol
Barb said…
Wonderful job with Rio, Alison! Love the green hair, and those discs are pretty sah-weet :)
Jennifer said…
Great card, Alison. I love your colors and the metal accents. Very cool!
ldfdesign said…
great job, i love the color combation!!!
blackdragon said…
Alison, as always you made it look easy... your colouring is amazing... the hair is wonderful.
I love using bleach for allsorts of 'daft' stuff, but i hate the smell.
Amazing art as always.
love lynx
Alex said…
This is wonderful Alison. The background is great, I must give it a try and the metal disk things...AMAZING! How perfect. I might need to get some, just because! LOL!
Steph said…
This card is awesome! Really like the jewelry parts, guess i'm going to have to get some of those, and great choice on the colors.
Leigh Ann Baird said…
I love this card! The image you used is my favorite because of the bat--I love all things creepy and halloween-ish. You rocked the color challenge. You do grunge so well too!
Kim Wilson said…
Soooo adorable Alison! I love these colors together! Totally one of my fav combos :)
tori said…
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DonnaMundinger said…
WOW! Cool background (I'll have to try that) and her hair is particularly FAB! xxD
Yay! You got Rio! I'm so glad. I know you really loved her. She's a blast to use. This is sooo stinking cute! Thanks for playing with us at the Wild Flower Patch! :D HUGS!!!

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