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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Greetings! It’s time for a new Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls challenge! This time, we are asking you to take a favorite fairy tail, and turn it into a scary tales! Create your own dark version of your favorite Fairy Tale! I chose to work with Little Red Riding Hood. I worked with Emma , who is from the Simply B Stamps Original Steampunks collection. She’s not afraid of a little wolf! I’m afraid to see what the wolf looks like now…Look! There’s blood on her hands and mouth! I colored Red with a combo of Copics and watercolor markers. I cut her out and mounted her on to some Kraft cardstock that I had stenciled with blood splatter (from Martha Stewart’s cupcake decorating stencils), and Distress Ink. I added a few touches of white to the blood, and I made my sentiment (Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf) using a JustRite stamper. I got a giggle out of this one. Again, it feels so good to be creepy! And I loved coloring this image. Little Red Riding Hood kicked that wolf’s a**! So

12 Months of Halloween: January

Hello my spooktacular friends! Simply B Stamps has a new, monthly challenge for you! It’s the 12 Months of Halloween! Every month on the 28th, we will have a new challenge for you. “We have a fun and simple little challenge for you today!  Our challenge is Monochromatic and one Halloween color!  All you have to do is create a black and white Monochromatic project and throw in one other Halloween color; Orange, Lime Green, Purple, or any other one color you would deem SPooKy! One lucky winner will be deemed Halloween Queen of the Month! As  Halloween Queen of the Month, you will get a digi to work with, a badge, and be the star of our next Halloween challenge!  Sounds like fun right?  SO let's get those Halloween stamps, papers, and embellishments out and get to crafting!” For this project, I chose to work with Lavinia Portrait. This image was drawn by the same artist that does those insanely amazing Steampunks that I am nutty about. This image is just stunning. Isn’t

Strange Skin Sale!

Greetings fellow crafters! I am excited to not only share a new card with you, but to also let you know about a fantabulous sale that’s going on! Strange Skin is having a 50% off sale on ALL of their digis!!! From now until February 2nd! You’ve gotta go to their Etsy shop for this sale, so click HERE ! This is a seriously crazy deal. And to get you in a Strange Skin kinda mood…here is my latest creation. This is from the Sweet & Spicy Hearts collection. I love this heart! Now, the collections are what’s posted on Esty, but if you convo Pam, you can get any single image you want….yes, at the 50% off price as well! But at half price, why not just snag the whole collection? I used my watercolor markers and 1 green Copic to color this image in. I kept the card simple, as I wanted the heart to really take center stage. Wanna see some more of my Strange Skin Creations? This is my favorite image of theirs, and probably my favorite card that I’ve made with their stuff.

Ring in the New: Bombshell Stamps January Hump Day Hop!

Happy Hump Day! The last Wednesday of the month is one of my favorite days of every month. Why? Because that means it’s time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month I challenged the players to “Ring in the New!” Meaning, they had to have or do something new with their project. A new technique, use a new image, try a new product. It left things very open and I think, very exciting! I was super inspirited by Bombshell Alaine’s latest tutorial. Check it out in all of it’s awesomeness HERE . As soon as I saw it, I knew that was what I was going to do for my project. So I Pinned it so that I could easily go back to it later. I also used this month’s sketch challenge which you can see HERE . So without any further adieu, here’s what I came up with. I loved this technique! I used images from Speed Shop , and I think they are such a great choice for doing this type of coloring. I actually have the other car in this set colored up already too! I will reveal it at a later date

Rock Goddess

Greetings! I have a card to share with you that I am entering in the latest Kenny K ,  Smudgy Antics and Paper Creations Ink challenges. Kenny K’s challenge is to “Bling it On,” while at Smudgy Antics, it’s “Tall, Dark & Gruesome.” Lastly, at Paper Creations Ink it’s Love/Romance. Ok…well Star from Kenny K may not be gruesome, but she’s tall (when she’s standing) and has dark hair. Hmmm…maybe she IS gruesome…could she be hiding her fangs behind her arm? It’s possible… But it IS clear that she has a “love” for her guitar…so I think she fits into the PCI challenge. I colored Star in with my watercolor markers and Copics. I also used some Sakura Star Dust pens as eyeliner and for her laces. See the sparkly? That, along with the rhinestones add to the “Bling it On” challenge. The star stamp is from Inkadinkado. And of course I wanted to get some Smeared Ink stamps on here as well, so the “Goddess” and the barbed wire are both from SI. I hope you’ll stop by tomor


This is kind of a late posting for me, but I really, really wanted to play along with this week’s Haunted Design House challenge (“Chic Freaks”), and I’m almost outta time! Plus, it’s been waaaaay too long since I made something creepy. So I pulled out my Smeared Ink stamps and went to work. I started off by coloring in 2 of the Glam Vamps (because really, who’s more chic than these two?). I colored them with my “triple threat cocktail” (hmmm… I may need to coin that phrase!) of pencils, watercolor markers and Copics. Here’s a closer look. I mounted these sinister sisters on to a olive green cardstock that I stamped and embossed the skull from Quoth the Raven. Added a few spritzes of Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist and “rawr.” from the Creepy Lil Grumpies set. It feels good to get my creep on again! I need to keep going with this….more of the goth, right? Hopefully this week there will be more. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

It’s the Playtime Release Day!

Hello Bloggy friends! It’s release day for the Simply B Stamps new Jude and the Rockers Collection: Playtime. I love this collection, as I’ve said all week. Today we are featuring Beep Beep Jude. And he is for sure, one of my faves of the set. You should have started this hop at the SBS Blog , so if you haven’t, please go back there to start at the beginning.  Before I share my project with you, I wanted to share Phoenix’s. when he saw this image, e just had to color it in for himself! And, he wanted to make me a card with him. Why? Because this image reminded him so much of himself! He is stoked to be on my blog again! He’s so proud of himself, and so am I. Usually you see these cars in red and yellow, right? well, at Phoenix’s school, they have those, but they also have a yellow and teal one, which Phoenix prefers. I love how he colored Jude! Now, here’s my project. There’s Phoenix in the car at school! If he’s outside, then he is often seen driving this car. None of the othe

Cookin’ Up Fun!

Hello! We are nearing the end of the Simply B Stamps preview of the new Jude and the Rockers Playtime Collection. I hope you are enjoying this set as much as I am. It’s gotten me scrappin’ again, which I have been wanting to do so badly. Today, we are sharing Tea Time Lily. My kids LOVE to pretend to cook. What kid doesn’t? So I snapped these pictures a few months ago while they were playing. I thought these photos were perfect with Lily. I colored Lily in with my watercolor markers and my Copics. Look at that yummy cake she’s got! I coordinated her to what Rhiannon is wearing in the photos. And made her tablecloth blue to match my kids’ table. It’s a simple layout, but the business of the photos and the bold colors of the paper were enough to me. No real need for embellishments beyond Lily. So why don’t you head off now to the SBS Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has “cooked up” for you! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Dressing Up, Rhiannon Style, and Tag, You’re it!

I have two fun projects to share with you today. The first is a layout I made of my daughter featuring one of the new Jude and the Rockers Playtime collection from Simply B Stamps . The second is a project for this month’s Bombshell Stamps Pinup challenge, which is to make a tag. For my daughter's 3rd Birthday, my husband and I got her a treasure chest filled with wonderful dress up clothes. Well, one of the first nights after she had it, she decided to put on basically all of the clothes in the chest. And as I looked at her, all I could keep seeing/hearing in my head is that episode from friends when Joey puts on Chandler’s entire wardrobe and says (in a very Chandler voice) “Could I be wearing anymore clothes?” You know the episode right? I mean, just look at all of those layers! Silly girl! Isn’t it adorable, what she did? So, when I saw Dress Up Ariel from SBS, I knew she had to be on this layout! I tried to color her similar to the way Rhiannon looks. And I love t

Lunch Time with Brittany

Who’s hungry? I have the newest Jude and the Rockers preview from the new Playtime collection from Simply B Stamps . It’s Lunch Time Brittany, and she’s chowing down! Would you like to join her? I used the latest Deconstructed Sketch for this card, though I did alter it a bit. I thought it was a really fun sketch, but Jen always has great ones! I colored the image with a combination of watercolor markers and Copics. I really like how the rug and Brittany’s jeans came out. I used Stickles around the edge of the card (as per the sketch) and some glittery embossing powder on the edge of the green cardstock. Gotta have some sparkle! It’s time for you to head off now to the SBS Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created. And be sure to check out the Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls Blog for a special announcement. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

DICC, Plus Betty, Betty, & More Betty!

Hello! It’s going to be a busy week for me, as Simply B Stamps has a brand new (and adorable!) collection to share with you. That preview kicks off today, as well as the first new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge of 2012! Today, our very own Lelia Pierce has her itinerary up today.  As always, to play along, you need to use at least 3 items. 1)  Monochromatic 2)  Stitching 3)  Metal 4)  Embossing 5)  No Designer/Pattern Paper 6)  Handmade Flower 7)  Distressing 8)  Sentiment 9)  Up Cycle 10)  Chipboard If you visited the SBS Blog yesterday, you may have seen the card I am about to share with you. We have a new challenge up, and you can get all of the deets there. But, I also wanted to use that card for today’s DICC, so I waited to post it here until today. I used #’s 2, 3, 4, 8, and 10. I know, I know…it’s Winter. But I really love that little turkey. And this Betty (Fall Frolic Betty) is just so joyful! I needed to use this image. I used watercolor