Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Facebook Fan Challenge for May at Simply Betty Stamps

Hello Crafties,

I'm back with my latest entry for the FB fans of Simply Betty Stamps! This month's challenge was to color up beautiful Lilliana fairy using black, orange, yellow and white. I hope I did her justice! I have been practicing along with Betty on her Ustream class on Copic coloring; mind you I'm certified by Copic, but it's still fun to get together virtually with the girls. And I am still learning! Practice, practice, practice happens for free at the SBS FB fan page, we get an image free every month to color up!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Fan Freebie Challenge Card

Well I sat out the last few months because I couldn't get my act together quick enough! Now that I've taken myself out of my crafty time-out, I'm back to share a card I made for the Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Fan Page. Betty draws up an image for us to color up and feature on a card or tag or other crafty project. I really need to work on my card skills so I'm forcing myself to step out of the box and try some new things. Without further ado, here is Elaine. Enjoy!

Spring Swap Blog Hop at Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Fan Page!

Phew, that was a mouthful!

Yes, in efforts to keep myself well socialized and incorporate some crafty fun on a regular basis, I once again joined into the swap held over on the SBS Facebook page-if you guys haven't checked out the store, you are missing out! Super cute images that I pinxinx-promise to have all colored up and and I'll try to get posted on my blog. Still looking for the right gadget to do it all for me. My phone is loaded up with all my pictures, my tablet is on her last leg and I really need it for work, and I'm just getting to know my ipad mini (when I can pry it away from my daughter's hands!) So for now, please just bear with spotty blog posts, or friend me on Facebook, I regularly post my craftabulous creations there! Ok, so now for the F-U-N stuff! My swap partner was Veronica Rosenshein, a former craft store owner on the East Coast...no pressure! OMG, I thought what could I possibly send her that she doesn't already have?!? And what fabulous goodies would I get? She hit this one out of the park, I was over the moon opening this box...the thing about swaps...it's like Christmas opening up that box! Check out my new goodies:
Here is the super sweet tag Veronica enclosed with my package! 

DO YOU SEE THE GOODIES HERE?!?! I about died when I opened up the box! I have Thickers, a cling alpha set, a few packages of clothespins, some AWESOME rubber sentiment/background stamps and don't forget those wild orchid flowers! I couldn't tell you what was the best thing in this box. Everything was just perfect! I'm loving the mini cutting mat-that is super handy!

But these....these simply took my breath away. Look at these gorgeous images! I  recently started up a new art journal...these dreamy images just speak to my creative feminine power. I just love them!

Well that does it for this post. I want to thank Veronica again for the lovely project and for Betty and Corinne and all the other super supportive, fabulous ladies at the SBS fan page. Hope to see you over there! In the meantime, hop over to my other crafty friends blogs to see what they were sent!

http://wishuponascrap.blogspot.com/ http://www.rcz28.blogspot.com http://www.jazzydoodledesigns.comhttp://www.wolfepak5.blogspot.com http://stampingsister.blogspot.com http://carriescreativecards.blogspot.co.uk/ http://cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com/ http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com/ http://www.artbyveronica.blogspot.com http://diannas-craftyplace.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Simply Betty Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Hello Crafties!

Today is the day to show off all the yummy goodies we received during our Valentine's Day Swap over on the Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Fan Page. What? You haven't checked it out yet, what are you, crazy?! Get over there, and become a fan! There are so many super cute images available in the store, believe me your Copics will love all the attention they will get-and your Spectrum Noirs, and your Prismacolors...you know what I mean!

My Swap partner is Emily from the UK! I was so excited to see all the goodies she found for me, so without further ado, feast your eyes on my booty...er, I mean, my Valentine stash!

Look at all that crafty goodness! The card-ADORABLE!, The bag everything was packaged in had me giggling like a kid again....Emily, thank you so much for the die, the sweet little alpha set, the spooky chandelier stamp and die cuts, the heart mask, the heart printer's tray and all the sweet bits and bobs you included. I think I'm already missing a few...I got excited and had to play!

That's it for me today...and yes, I know, I need to post more often. If I could remember to take a picture of my crafts before sending them out, that would be a great start, eh! Now, go on, hop on over to check out the rest of the swap!

Maria http://pinxinx.blogspot.com <---- You are here!

Until next time!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December Challenge for Simply Betty Stamps

Over on the Facebook Fan page, Corinne posted a December Challenge using the Simply Betty Stamp image, Candy Cane London. Here is my card for that challenge! I had so much fun coloring her-and I had no problems piling on the glitter and using my Spica Atyou pen everywhere I could think of! I got my twinkles in from my Amuse Studio order too, so I had to use the stars to bling up Miss London's skirt. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't do all the sparkle justice, but I love it all the same!