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Bombshell February Hump Day Hop! Leap into Action!

Greetings on this very rare 29th of February! Do you know anyone that has a birthday today? I knew a guy back from elementary school who does. I wonder if he’s having a big celebration. But I digress. As you probably know, the last day of every month is the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop. And I am the lucky one that gets to pick the theme each month. This month, since it’s a leap year, and since the hop is actually on the 29th, I decided to go with “Leap into Action!” That means that I wanted the participants to make their Bombshells into heros. There are many types of heroes. Firemen, policemen, nurses, super heroes, and advocates, just to name a few. I decided to go the super hero route with mine. How cool super rad does my Pirate’s Life Bombshell look? Don’tcha just love her Bat Girl costume? You can snag it for yourself! My friend Anita , and fellow Bombshell fan, drew this little number up and shared it on the Bombshell forum. HERE is the link. Be sure to thank Anita for it

SBS Halloween Challenge #2

Halloween greetings! Today the Halloween Crew of Simply B Stamps is asking you to show us your treat bags!  Any hand made Halloween treat bag, trick or treat bag, cupcake holder, anything Halloween that would hold any special treats! Here’s what I made. I used Halloween Zombie Miller for this little treat holder I made. I started off with making the box using a Coluzzle template. How silly is Miller? I think he’s on a bit of a sugar high, don’t you? I used my watercolor markers to color this image in. I also used an EK Success jack o’ lantern border punch for the bottom of the box. Also, some super cool spider web stamps from Basic Grey. Won’t you play along? There are prizes to be won! Please visit the Simply B Stamp Blog for more cool projects and to check out all of the deets on entering your trick or treat box project. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Meet Liberty Betty!

Hello! I have another project featuring one of the new Bettys from Simply B Stamps . Did you see my post yesterday? Betty is doing a very limited, 2 day release for the betty Series 2. You only have until today to snag these cuties in digi form. Then they will disappear until April, when they will be rereleased in rubber only. Plus, there is also a 30%off sale going on right now too! Visit the SBS Blog for all of the deets. But first, here’s Liberty Betty. So first off, this is not a card. It’s a really big embellishment that I will eventually use on a scrapbook page. It’s really big! It’s almost 9” tall by over 4” wide. Being from New York , I immediately gravitated towards this Betty. I also used the newest Deconstructed Sketch , though I changed it up a wee bit. I was worried at first about whether or not I could get the color of her dress correct, but luckily, I had a few Copics in my small arsenal that were just purrfect! And I thought that she just had to have red hair. It’s s

It’s a Surprise Betty Release!

Surprise! Who wants to see some new Betty’s from Simply B Stamps ? The 1st collection of Betty’s were so cool and popular, that Betty decided to come out with a second series. And, she decided to do a very special, very limited digi release! For today and tomorrow only, you can purchase and of the Series 2 Bettys as a digi. After that, they will not be available again until April, and can only be purchased in rubber. So if digis are your thing, snag ‘em quick! Today, I am sharing Bikini Betty with you. With the weather we’ve been having, I feel like beach weather is almost here in NY! And I am thrilled about it! But how damn cute is this Betty? And I love her ducky! I used watercolor markers and Copics for this sweetie. She was so much fun to color! I loved doing her hair. My sentiment is from StampInsanity . The Series 2 Betty’s are available for $4.25 a digi. And, in case you didn’t know, there is a huge sale going on right now in the Simply B Shop ! Today through Feb. 29th

Rise and Shine!

Greetings, bloggy friends! I have a Bombshell Stamps card to share with you today. And it’s one of those cards that I just made to make it. No challenges, no requirements, nothing but me having fun. I used Rise and Shine , which is one of the newest sets for me. I colored this pretty little Bombshell a couple of weeks ago, but nothing I paired with it was working for me. The today, inspiration struck and I assembled it pretty quickly. I used a double whammy of watercolor markers and Copics for her. I used a bunch of scraps I had, and some cardboard that I embossed with green powder. I loved the texture on the cardboard and from the powder. This was such a relaxing and fun card for me to make. I guess that Bombshell is sending off some good vibes! She was wonderful to color, and I can already envision what else I can do with her. Well, I’m off to create some more! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

You’re Sweet!

I made a simple little card for Gene for Valentine’s Day. I used one of the newest images from Strange Skin . You can find it in the new Sweet Treats collection. It’s a jelly roll…but I made it into more of a cake roll with the way I colored it. I used my Copics and watercolor markers to color this yummy treat in. My sentiment is from Inkadinkado. It’s a very basic card…but I like it. Yeah, I could add a bunch of things to it….but I think I like the simplicity of it. The sweet polka dots with the delicious looking cake. I think that’s all the card really needs! Did you see my post from yesterday? I may have some wonderful blogs for you to check out. Take a look see and see if you know the 5 wonderful ladies I chatted about! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Liebster Blog Award

Saturday greetings! I was planning on sharing a card with you today, but instead, I have something that tugged on my heart strings a bit. My dear friend Alex gave me a blog award! How cool is that? I was so touched. It really makes you feel good when someone thinks all of the time an effort you put into your art is worth something. That it’s inspired them, made them giggle…or just made them feel… something . Truth be told, I have not heard of this award before. But I am so glad I have now! Here are some more details on this award. These awards give small bloggers with less than 200 followers some well deserved recognition for their creations. Here are the rules: * Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.   * Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. * Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. * Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. * Let them know they have been chosen by lea

New DICC, Bombshell Challenge, and Scrappy Chick Sketch

Hello! There are a couple of challenges going on that I’d love for you to play along with. The first is the new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge . The second is what would typically be the GDT Challenge from Bombshell Stamps , but Glittery Kate had to fill in for our original GDT’er.  Last, but certainly not least, I used the latest Scrappy Chick Sketch. This time the latest itinerary from DICC was created by our very own Taylor . Here it is: Taylor's Itinerary 1. 2 or more patterned papers 2. stars 3. green 4. sparkle/bling 5. kraft 6. polka dots 7. twine 8. stitching (faux or real) 9. 2 or more die cuts 10. stickers And this is Glittery Katie’s challenge: “What goes through your mind when you think of love, maybe cherubs, chocolates music and whispering sweet nothings to your honey bun or perhaps something a little darker....broken hearts, tears and thoughts of sweet, sweet revenge So here's my Valentine challenge to you this month, I want to see what's in your heart

Simply B Challenges: Spritz, Paint & Mask

Welcome to the newest Simply B Stamps challenge! This one was SO up my alley! I really hope you’ll play along. This month we challenge you to…. SPRITZ, MASK & PAINT We want to see you get out your sprays, mists, masks or paints to make your project!  Let's get messy! Totally fun, right??? My fingers were pretty well inked by the time I finished this card. Just the way I like it! It makes me feel like I’ve really done something cool. And I hope you’ll agree! I used the lovely Romance Grace from the Valentine Steampunk collection (not to bee confused with the Teen Scene Steampunk Valentine collection). I colored her with watercolor markers and Copics…then I got inky. I dug out some Glimmer Screens and sprays from Tattered Angels, chalk, ink pads, and Stickles. Plus some pearls and cogs. There are a ton of layers here…I hope you can see the image that I actually put on top of Grace. I used a compass with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist. Subtle, but just what I needed to give t

This Blood’s for You: Day 3 of the S&S Bloody Valentine Hop

It’s Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop. I’m sorry to say that it’s over already, as I was having a good time making a bit of a mockery of this silly holiday. But, have no fear! I may just have a few other anti-Valentines up my sleeve. If there’s time, of course. So for today’s offering, I have card that features another Strange Skin image. I realized that I had never used this one before…and I don’t know why. Being a vampire fanatic and all. So this one was drawn by Jorge, and I really like it. Oh! And I used this month’s Very Sketch Challenge from S&S for the layout of the card. This is the Fangtastic Vampire Girl. She’s sort of reminiscent of Strange Skin’s Cameos, which is why I am now totally nutty for her. Those Cameos are amazing. This pic is a little out of focus, but at least you can basically see the coloring I did on her. I think. I actually used 10 markers to color her in, so I hope you can see the shading. I did something new i

S&S Bloody Valentine Hop: Day 2

Welcome, welcome! It’s Day 2 of 3 for the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop. I personally hate Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a bullshit holiday, so I normally avoid it as much as possible. Now that I have kids, I need to pretend to be “in the spirit,” but, you’ll probably still catch me in green that day. ;) Even with my distaste for V-Day, I do enjoy making cards for it. Any excuse to make a card, I guess! Here I used a Simply B Stamps image. This is a zombie Betty…which I think was available on the PCP group. I had the perfect sentiment in my head for her…. Isn’t she fab? I love how voluptuous she is! My sentiment (which I created using a Just Rite alpha stamper), reads: “I love you more than zombies love brains” and I added a “xoxo.” So I colored my zombie with my markers, and then….I chalked over her completely. I know, I know…that scares some of you. To work so hard on coloring, to then basically hide all of the details with chalk??? But the effect was just

Birthday Teens Release Day and Day 1 of S&S’s Bloody Valentine Hop

It’s a big day today! Not only is the Simply B Stamps Birthday Teen collection finally getting released for your retail thereputical pleasure, but it’s also Day 1 of the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop. Let’s start with the SBS release, as I can’t wait any longer to show it to you! It’s Lily Munster! It’s Betty as Lily Munster! Call her whatever you want, she’s awesome!!!I love, love, love everything about this image. Coloring her was a blast! And have I mentioned how I want to own that dress for myself?! This photo shows the colors closer to what they are in real life. You can see I used my dynamic duo of markers (watercolors and Copics), along with a bit of chalk for the edges.  I also used chalk (and Martha Stewart cupcake stencils) for my background. I broke out one of my favorite punches (gotta love spiderwebs…even if I don’t love spiders!), and I used a sentiment from Create with TLC . Don’t you just love her…and really this entire collection? If you’ve miss

Chris Munster

Greetings! How fantabulous was Rio’s surprise Birthday Hop yesterday? I thought it was awesome! Well, today, we have another preview for the Teen Scene Birthday collection from Simply B Stamps . Only 1 day away from when you can purchase these babies for yourself! Say hello to Chris Munster! Chris is named after Betty’s husband. It was time he got his own character wasn’t it? And he fits right in to this collection, with that Munster flair! I used a lot of Copics on this one, and only a few watercolor markers. I also used chalk on the background of the image to tone down the white.   And I broke out the icky spider paper. Blech! But I needed to use it, since it went so well with his gift bag. The sentiment (which I repeated), is from Technique Tuesday. I am so excited for tomorrow’s image!!! She is SO cool! Can you guess what she looks like??? You are going to love her! But, while you count down the hours until tomorrow’s release, why not visit the SBS Blog to see what

Happy Birthday Rio!!!

It’s Miss Rio’s Birthday today! So we gals of Simply B Stamps are having a special Birthday Blog Hop for her, and the adorable new Birthday Princess Rio image from the new Teen Scene Birthday collection. As with the entire set, I love this image, and I made sure it was super colorful for the lovely Miss Rio. Can’t get more colorful than this!!! I just loved coloring this image. Her fab skirt, those big presents, and I always enjoy trying new ways to color glasses.   I used watercolor markers for the entire image, except for her hair and skin. They were done with Copics. Oh, and I added a couple of touches with a Ranger white pen (on her glasses) and a wee bit of Sakura’s Stardust pens. Here you can see the way I tinted and highlighted her specs, and some pretty sparklies from the Stardust pens. I always make sure to color the skin and eyes, and then go back with a pale shade, over the glasses to tint them. I used some super happy papers and ribbon. This really remin

Miller Munster Loves His Cake!

Who doesn’t love cake? I mean really? I have a friend who claims to not like cake much, but I have made several that she has sufficiently drooled over. But Miller Munster, from the new Birthday Teens collection from Simply B Stamps , well….he loves his cake. He goes back for thirds! Take a look. He is enjoying it so much! Mmmmm….now I want some cake too. I used a bunch of watercolor markers and Copics for this image. I must say, I really love this collection because of the Munster references. I adore that show! Where else have you seen Munster images??? No where! So I’m sure that if you’re a fan like me, you’ll want to scoop these up at the end of the week! I always color my images first, then pick out my paper. I chose some great papers that really bring out the colors in the cake. So what do you think of this latest release? I think it’s awesome! Please go and visit the rest of the DT now via the SBS Blog . Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Party with London!

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the new Simply B Stamps Teen Scene Birthday preview! In case you were wondering, yesterday I didn’t have a post for Lola, because I got to have a special sneaky peek preview on the 1st. Visit HERE to see that post. Now, on to London and her purrr-dy kitty! Look at all of that confetti! She sure is ready to celebrate!!! Rhiannon loves this card, so I think I may need to just give it to her. She loves the cat, the glitter (which is visible in another pic), and the floofy trim I used. And of course the pink rhinestones! I used my watercolor markers and Copics for this image. And Stickles on the confetti. Isn’t this a great collection?! There’s also glitter on the top cardstock. My sweet sentiment is from Create with TLC . This image will be great for so much more than just birthdays. I know you can come up with many uses for it! So why not head on over to the Simply B Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created? We’ll be previewing