Friday, November 30, 2012

Secret Santa Blog Hop

 You should have arrived here from Rio's Blog
Well it is now time for our Secret Reveal of who our Secret Santa was......
Drum roll please.......:
Mine was the Amazing Marie
Marie is a very good Friend of mine, she used to live here, we worked together at a local Scrapbook store for a while and her husband got transferred.. :( and we really miss her... 
I opened my box and was still at a loss for who it was UNTIL..... there it was ....... Marie's trademark! 
The Penguin!!! Marie LOVES Penguins!!   
then I undid all the wrapping and OMG..... it is just AMAZING all the stuff inside! 

 Paper packs
 more embellishments
 OMG, look at these EARRINGS!!! I have been wearing them A LOT Marie!!!
 and here it is.... my weakness CARMEL!!!! OMG I had NEVER had these before, so I carefully unwrapped one.... should have NEVER DONE THAT!!! Now Marie needs to do push ups for me to help me get it all back off but they were TOTALLY WORTH EVERY POUND!!! 
 And then this AMAZING Card! Isn't it just BEAUTIFUL!!! 
oh this picture does NOT do it justice! 
Again Marie.... Thank you so much! 
Now off to see what Trish got from her Secret Santa...

Betty Roberts, Vanessa Bland, BreAnn McFarland
Rio Judy Ford
Corinne Jones
Trish Sakulich
Sheri Loatwall
Louise Mann
Kelly Millett
Trudie Howard
Anita Blake
Anda Nicolson
Robin Bogle
Ginger Paige
 Rachel Mutchler
 Lisa Nelson
 Emily Candy
 Erin Fairclough
 Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer
 Marie Franklin
 Kathy Gillon
 Stacey Stratis
 Katrina Benton

Preview Day 6, Burlesque

Hey no fair peeking... get back up here and READ first, then you can peek! :)
okay did you come from SBS blog?  okay good, if not go back so you start from the beginning..

oh be PATIENT!!!!! :) It will still be there! 
Yes I know they only gets BETTER!! Okay, Okay! 
Here is the first one ...make sure you get all the way to the bottom as I have a surprise for you...

Betty Pearls!!!!

My Theme for Betty Pearls is: Black / Cream / Red

R46 - pearls
E00, 21, 51, 53, BV20 = Flesh
E40, 41, 43 = feathers
N1,3,5,7,9 = hair

and Last but Definitely not Least
done up in Halloween Theme...


V01,04,06,09 = outfit
R08, YR04,07,09 = outfit
N01,03,05,07, 09 = chair / hat
YG01,25,67 = hair / eyes

 Betty did an AWESOME Stage Background!!!
and just look at what you CAN do with it...

What's the Surprise? RELEASE DAY!!!!! Simply Betty Stamps  store has to go down for maintenance so..... you get to grab these a day EARLY!!!
Make sure you check out the rest of the DT, and leave them some love....
Now RUN on over to SBS to get yours.. They are all available in Digi form for a week!  In Rubber indefinitely and all in stock now!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Preview Day 5, Burlesque

Well did you arrive from Simply Betty's Blog? I hope so if not hurry back there so you can start from the beginning....
My Theme for today is: 

New Year's!!! 

Soooooo here is

Betty Feathers

E00,11,21,51, 53, BV20 = flesh
E 49, 47,44,42 = hair
Y21,23,26,28 = feathers

Hurry on over to see what all creations the DT has come up with for you to see!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Preview Day 4, Burlesque

Okay today is Preview day 4 and you should have come here from Simply Betty's Blog, 
if not then hurry back there so you don't miss a thing...
Today's newest image is............

Betty Love Song
 I just KNEW I had to turn her into a shadowbox card...
Christmas Theme...

 YG01,25,67 = dress
E00, 11, 21,BV20 = flesh
E30,31,35 = hair

Well I hope you Love her as much as I did, I had so much fun making this... Instructions for this card are on my blog..
Off you go to Celina's
Make sure you go to all the DT's as they did Amazing things for you to see.

 SBS Blog

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Preview Day 3, Burlesque

you should have come from Simply Betty Blog
Another Super Addition to this Awesome Collection...

Betty Hand Bottom

OMG are these images Fantastic or what? 
Head on off to Celina and the rest of the DT and leave them all some love.. they have all really worked hard to make this a really FANTASTIC Preview for you..
Don't forget to be here tomorrow, same time....

SBS Blog

11/27 Preview Day 3 Betty Hand Bottoms

Monday, November 26, 2012

Preview Day 2, Burlesque

Welcome back to Day 2... again you should have come from Simply Betty Blog, so if not then run back there to see what all you missed out on..
Today's Preview is one of my very FAVORITE'S!!!! 

Betty Kick Up Your Heels
ohhhh lala! 


Black/ Cream / Red

We have lots of different theme's in our Preview so you can see these done 
in LOTS of different ways..
Off you go to the rest of the DT starting with Celina 
and leave them all some love along your way! 
Don't forget to come back TOMORROW for the next Preview!!

SBS Blog

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Preview Day 1, Burlesque

You ready? this is an AWESOME new Line and I know you are going to LOVE it.. you should have come here from Simply Betty Blog, if not go back so you don't miss out on a thing..
Here is the first Burlesque
Betty Bad Girl
done up for the 4th of July! 

Now go check out the rest of the DT and don't forget to stop back tomorrow for our next Preview..
off you go to Celina's blog

SBS Blog

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge, Simply Challenged Challenges

Ready for a new Challenge? Well come join in with us at Simply Challenged Challenges
Thanksgiving centerpiece or place setting.. 
you must use a Simply Betty image to win a prize.  
Here is what I came up with
I used Lily Pie 
I thought she would be just PERFECT for Thanksgiving...

 Found this fantastic vase, filled it up with pine cones, berries, a few leaves, a few nuts..
Then colored up Lily pie, got out this Awesome fall lace a very dear friend sent to me and wahla..
go check out what the rest of the DT has done up for you to see and then come join in the challenge with us..

Simply Challenged Challenges
Corinne ( Me )

Sunday, November 18, 2012


We have had a death in our family, I do so hate sad times... Ronnie's Uncle Leland so I needed to get some Sympathy cards made up.. One for Ronnie's Mom as it was her brother that has passed away, one for Ronnie's Grandma.. her first born child and her first to pass away. And of course one for his wife & this is what I have come up with... 
What would I do with Simply Betty Stamps to give me the perfect image to use for these. 

I did Lavinia up in 2 versions, the other one has black hair..
I hope you like them

Friday, November 16, 2012

Collection 3 Steampunks

Are you ready for some new AWESOME Steampunks? You should have come here from
 Simply Betty's Blog if you didn't please go there and start from the beginning so you don't miss out on anything....Well here is Collection 3 and they are way beyond amazing to color! 

First is the Lovely Annabell Lee! 
For this one I made the background to be part sky part shrubbery and all of the ground to be different shades of grass. 

 Annabell Lee
This is Annabell Lee again, this time I colored it so that all of it behind her is different shades of clouds / storms rolling in.
These images can litterally be colored as to what YOU see in YOUR head. there is NO RIGHT OR WRONG...

 Drinking with Skeletons
Isn't this image just AMAZING? Oh how I love doing all of this line of Steampunks...

 In My World
I take this to be LITERALLY "IN MY WORLD" what I see as I color it.. when you get this image you don't seem to see all the hidden images but as you add more and more color they just start popping out and it is AMAZING To see this all come together....

This one is printed slightly larger to go in my "STEAMPUNKS" book..
One day maybe I will show that book...:)

Now this one hold a soft spot for me... I LOVE the way you can see both of them but only one of them is REALLY there... look in the AWESOME!

Done again in Brighter colors for my Steampunk book! 

Mistress Mary
isn't this is so cool... Love the shape too...

 Story Telling
OMG, was this FUN to color... picking out the colors of EVERYTHING, from walls to all the different clothes... you HAVE to give this a try...

Voodoo Child
I know, I know you are tired of hearing me say how GREAT these are but I LOVED coloring her.. so sad but gentle, spooky / creepy but Perfect...

okay that is all of them, PLEASE make sure to go check out what all the rest of the DT and Guest's have colored up because they are ALL AMAZING!!! and then go grab yours at SBS

SBS Blog

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Betty Roberts

Well here in Ohio it is OFFICIALLY Betty Roberts Birthday!!! 
♪ ♪ ♪ Happy Birthday to you!!! ♪ ♪ ♪ 
♪ ♪ ♪ Happy Birthday to you!!! ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ ♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BETTY!!!!!!!!!!!♪ ♪ ♪ 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, my friend!!!!!!  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Release Day, Norse Gods

  Now for the RELEASE of the NORSE GODS!!!
Here are the last 2 you have not seen yet.... 
they are just AWESOME!!
Betty Frigga 

 Copic's YG01,25,67

and Chris Odin

B00,01, 02

Now go check out what the rest of the DT and Guest DT have done up!
and go get your new images at Simply Betty Stamps

SBS Blog
Guest DT Regan
Guest DT Anda

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Preview Day 3, Norse Gods

You should have come here from Simply Betty's Blog
if not then go back there to start off so you don't miss out on anything..
Today Previews are just as exceptional....

Rio Hel

 and Lola Sif
Make sure you go see what all Great things the DT has done up for you!
See you tomorrow for the next ones in this amazing line!

SBS Blog
Guest DT Regan

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Preview Day 2, Norse Gods

you ready for Preview Day 2? Well if you are, you should have come here from
 Simply Betty's Blog, if 
you didn't go back so you don't miss out!
Here we go!!!!

London Freya 

and Miller Heimdall

Make sure you go check out all the other creations done by the DT!
Hope you liked this preview.....
See you tomorrow for the next Preview!

SBS Blog
Corinne ( ME )
Guest DT Regan

Fairytales & Myths Steampunks, Simply Betty Stamps

this is a new release out by Simply Betty Stamps  called Fairytales and Myths Steampunks 
 and they are just simply DEVINE!!! so fun to color.. haven't had time to put 
them into projects just yet but I will! 
Just had to let you see how amazing they are!

E42,44,47,49 = hair
E13,00,01,B000 = flesh
R20,22,24,27,29 = cape
N1,3,5,7,9  = dress
E00,01,11, B00 = flesh
YG01,25,67 = snakes
BV 000,00,01,02 = dress
E21,23,25,27 = frame
BG70,90 = background
N01,02,03 bat wings
 Memento Mori
E08,09,57, YR14 = hair
E00,01,11, B00 = flesh
N01,03,05,07,09 = clothes
Snow White
E00,01,11,13 BV20 = flesh
N1,3,5,7 = hair
W1,3,5,7 = curtains
YR21,23,24, 27 = dress
YG91,93,95 97 = trees
E21,23,25,27 = sign

Hope you like them

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day One Preview of Norse Gods

OMG, this is another Amazing release by Simply Betty Stamps
you should have come here from SBS Blog, if you didn't go back there to start it off! 
Make sure you come back all week to see the previews before the Release on Friday! 
The first two we are previewing are
 Jude Loki 
E13, 11, 21

& Christian Thor
R08, Y08
E11,01,00,000, BV20
Please make sure you go check out what all the other DT members have done up for you!
See you tomorrow for the next Preview!
SBS Blog
Guest DT Regan

Simply Challenged Challenges, Fall Colors

 Well are you ready for the next Challenge at Simply Challenged Challenges
Use Fall colors, olive green, mustard and orange, brown, red.
Oh how I love fall colors!!!! 

I have used Brittany Bundled
and this is what I have come up with...

E000,00,01,11,13, BV20
YG 91,93,97
YR21,23,24, 27

 Go check out what everyone else has done up to inspire you and leave them some love!

Corinne ( Me )

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Betty's Birthday Blog Hop

Come and Celebrate Betty's special day with us.
No today is not Betty's Birthday it is on the 10th but shhhhhh I didn't tell you that! We are doing her Blog Hop today so she will be SURPRISED!!!
Check out Olivia and BreAnn's  and Amanda's cards
This card is Olivia's card for Betty... 
 and this one is BreAnn's birthday card for Betty
Here is Amanda Arnold's card 
Are those just fantastic or what! Beautiful cards ladies!!! 
Now here is my card.. This is what I came up with for my dear friend Betty...  Betty I hope you like it! Hugs 
I decided to make a Shadowbox card for Betty and use Betty Addams & Christian Addams
and Merge them together
Couldn't have it to Birthday like.. it is Betty you know! LOL
The image in the background is "The House of Usher" from the Evermore Collection..

OF course I just HAD to separate "THING" and he had to be on his own! LOL

 For the tutorial on this scroll down below the hop list.. that way I don't slow down the hop! 
 ( ME ) Corinne
you will need to pick your circle cutter, I am using a Grand Nestabilities, you will have your paper folded in half with the top edge hanging off the paper edge.

When you open it up it will look like this. 

 fold the top half down to the center and fold like this..

It will stand up like so. Eventually you will attach the Shadowbox onto the half folded when you get to the bottom of the tutorial come back up here and attach the shadow box to the folded down part of this picture. put your adhesive on the lower half and put your shadow box lined up well right onto it ..

 you will need one more solid circle cut the size of your original circle.
you will now take the next size smaller circle and place inside of the larger one and cut out your circle frame like this
 this is what you will turn into the shadowbox

this frame needs to have the CENTER circle the same size but the outside needs to be one larger then your original one so it will hang OFF the shadowbox. 

 Now you need 3 strips of paper 1" by 12"

 you will take your scorer and score in 1/4" on both side of each strip. Look really close you can see the score marks.
 now you are going to fold the score marks in..
 once you have them folded in cut along that folded up edge about every 1/4" it doesn't need to be exact.
 like this.

 this is what it will end up looking like.
 now you are going to take your normal circle frame and your glue gun and put down a little at a time and bend the long strip around the outside of the circle like so. you will have to use your second strip to finish it off, just glue it to the other one and keep going. Make sure your edge of your strip stays along the outside edge of the circle frame.
 now you are going to take your third strip and bend it the opposite direction so they face each other and do the same on the center like so, add in your left over second strip to finish it off.

 see how the cut edges  FACE each other?
 now you are going to take your solid circle and put your image in or on it whatever you are wanting to do with your project. like I have done in the picture below.
 center it well...
 turn your circle frame upside down onto your solid circle and you are going to use your glue gun and glue up underneath to attach it to the base with your picture on it.

I then took my ribbon and attached it along the edge

looks like this now. 

 This is the LARGER circle frame I have cut a piece of patterned paper the same size to go over it, having 2 layers just gives more stability. 

now all you have to do is attach this to the base of your card, remember that you are only attaching to HALF of the card, the part that is folded in half and only to the lower half, then all you have to do is DECORATE however you want. 
Once you have done this once it won't seem hard at all.. I PROMISE!!!
Hope you give it a try then make sure to post your project and let me see what you have made..
have any questions about it just holler at me, they are really very easy to make!!