Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps!

Welcome to the collision of Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps!
(This is my second post of the day so please scroll down to my 1st post!) 

Betty's images are just so FABULOUS I couldn't make just one card :) I made 2!
Pinky Rio
details to come..
{hair} 100, C3, RV02, RV04, RV09; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01, R22; {eyes} G20, G21, G24; {clothes} N1, N3, N5, N7, RV02, RV04, RV09

I put best buds Rio & London back to back for the spooky & haunting card...
Rio & London
(details coming soon..)

Now on to the details of the hop...

Post your creation on your personal blog today between 12:00 PM CST (noon) and 5:55 PM CST. The title of your post should be "Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps." If possible, your post is to include a Trick (a technique) or a Treat (a gorgeous card :D).

Once your blog post is completed, visit the Simply Betty Stamps blog and link your exact URL in the Inlinkz list at the bottom of the her post in order to be qualified for the prizes. There is no need to sign up in advance, but the Inlinkz list will close at 6:00 PM CST. Then we hop, Halloween style, from the Simply Betty Stamps blog. If you don't plan to enter a card, still come along and comment. :) Everyone would appreciate it and you might get super inspired---or spooked!

Prizes: 2 winners will be announced November 5 and highlighted on the hosting blogs, Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps. Both winners will receive a $10 gift voucher from Tiddly Inks and digital images of her choice from Simply Betty Stamps.

Many of the design team members are offering freebies and prizes along the way, so even if you don't plan on entering a card, come along and find all the tricks and treats.

Below is the list of the design team members for both companies if you want to start with a few blogs and see some amazing cards----and maybe find some goodies along the way...
Lysa <--U R HERE! :)

The rest of the participants are on the inlinkz list on Betty's blog and you can find those starting tonight at 6 PM CST....please come back then to see other the entries. And also be sure to come back on November 5 when we will be featuring 2 participant bloggers.  So much fun for days and days...:)

For another treat.. leave me a comment (by 10/31- 11:59pm EST) telling me what your favorite Halloween treat is and I will randomly pick a winner to get a Tiddly Inks digi of their choice!  

My FAVORITE Halloween treat (that I really ♥ all year round) are Reeses' Peanut Butter cups... actually anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate is a winner in my book! :)

Happy Hopping!!

Claudia & Co. Sneak Peek #1!

Woohoo! It's Friday!

& it's a sneak peek day over at Claudia & Company! We're gearing up for the Winter Release blog hop that's next week... I have so much fun stuff to share with you-  are you as excited as I am?!

Let's start off with this wonderful wreath set, I made this sweet and simple card- kinda reminds me of a festive front door :)
Wreath Wishes
- Wreath Set (Claudia & Company); Holiday Dolls (sentiment, Hero Arts)
- Embossing folder
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: G12, G14, G16, R37, R59, R89
- Other: buttons, stickles, clear glaze (on ribbon)

Not only do you get the wreath, but these 2 holly leaves & berries, I enlarged this one and made it big enough for a gift tag!
Holly tag
- Wreath set (Claudia & Co.)
- Ink: printer
- Copics: G12, G14, G21, G24
- Other: buttons!

And this last one.. makes a nice border for a sentiment like this card...
Wishing You...
- Wreath Set (Claudia & Co.); Merriest Wishes (sentiment, Hero Arts)
- Labels 3 nestabilities
- Patterned Paper (Making Memories)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: G12, G14, G16, R37, R59; multiliner
- other: gems, ribbon, clear glaze

Be sure to check out the Claudia & Company blog as well as the Digi Design team members for all the sneak peeks of this fun wreath set... it will be available next Friday, November 5th @ Die Cuts R Us!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Let Birthday Season Begin!

In my family the birthday season has begun- we have at least one birthday every month from mid-October til March!

My sister's started it off last week- here's her card: 
Birthday Chick
- Odette from Roll Call set (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Sakura edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, E02, E11; {hair} 100, C3; {clothes} R37, R59, R89; W3, W5, W7
- Other: ribbon

Next up we have my two youngest nieces birthdays in November... since we're having family in town we're combining their parties into 1 fun-filled Halloween party! I made the invitations using these super adorable digis from Pink Cat Studio.  The girls are both going to be fairies for Halloween- one pink, one purple so I found it only fitting that I color them that way too!
Birthday Fairy invites
- Itty Bitty Betty Ladybug (Pink Cat Studio)
- Labels 1 nestabitilies
- Text: computer generated
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {hair} 100, C3; {skin} E000, E00, R01; {clothes} V12, V15, V17; RV00, RV02, RV04: {pumpkins} YR04, YR07, YR09; {candies} R22, BG13, YR07
- Other: gems

That's all for today.. be sure to check back tomorrow for the Simply Betty Stamps & Tiddly Inks joint blog hop AND I have a preview of new digis from Claudia & Co. too!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Just Flying By...

Hiya! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I spent a good part of it enjoying some wonderful weather was able to work on a few projects on my list... but that is for another post!

On to this week's challenge at Tiddly Inks! This week we want to see you make some spinner cards! You can see a tutorial here - done by our very own Betty!

I was inspired by the colors of candy corn for my card- I'm not big fan of the candy- but LOVE the color combo! 
Fairy Spinner

Flyin' by!
- Daisy Bugg (Tiddly Inks); Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
- Polka Dot embossing folder
- Ink: printer, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} E11, E13, E15, E18; {skin} E000, E00, E21; {clothes} Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR07, YR09; multiliner
- Other: buttons, stickles, pennies, pop dots

Thanks for stopping by.. have a terrific Tuesday! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

You're Tea-rific!

Happy Friday All!

I tell ya- I couldn't be happier that today is Friday! It has been a crazy week- and I am definitely looking forward to the weekend!

Did u see this cute new Tea Party set now available in the Die Cuts R Us store?
- Tea Party (Maree Truelove Claudia & Co.)
- Long scalloped rectangle nestabilities, Labels trio nestabilities
- Double Loop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer
- Copics: G12, G14; Y21, Y23, W1, W3
- Other: pleated ribbon, stickles- hard to see in the pic but clear glaze too

Have a FABULOUS Friday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Skating Cuties

Pink Cat Studio has more super cute digis releasing today...

Another great reason why I LOVE digis so much.. you can flip and rotate to them to do this!  Some cute bears in love ♥
Kissing Bears
- Ice-skating Polar Bears (Pink Cat Studio)
- Long scallop rectangle nestabilities
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Patterned paper (Tinsel- Making Memories)
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {bear 1:} W1, W3, B00, B000,R01 {scarf} R27, R39, R59, R81, R83; {bear 2}N1, N3,R01 {scarf} B21, B23, B24, G12, G14, G16: BV0000, BV00
- Other: Glitter alpha stickers (Making Memories)

Here's Lily showing off her skating skills too!
Skating Lily
- Skating Lily (Pink Cat Studio)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Patterned papers (Making Memories)
- Ink: printer, Uniball Signo white gel pen,
- Copics: {hair} Y23, YR23, YR24 {skin} E000, E00, E11, R20 {clothes} BG01, BG02, BG05, RV00, RV02, RV04, Y32, Y35: BV0000, BV00; multiliner
- Other: buttons, liquid applique, liquid pearls

I also played along with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #96

Thanks for stopping in!  Be sure to check out the other wonderful works from the design team on the Pink Cat Studio blog!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Trick or TREAT!

It's a Tiddly Inks Tuesday again and we're back to bring you another great challenge- TREAT holders!

I used this magical Cast Your Spell image and made this super simple holder just perfect for M&M's or any kind of sweet treat you want!
Cast Your Spell

Here's a side view to see the sweet goodies inside...
Cast Your Spell {side}
- Cast Your Spell (Tiddly Inks); Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
- Spiderweb edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics:{skin} E000, E00, E11; {hair} E13, E15, E19; {dress} N1, N3, N5, N7
- Other: string, buttons, clear glaze, stickles, clear baggie, candy!

Our new DT made their debut today.. be sure to check them out & leave them some blog love!

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Oliver & Pal

Hi there! How is your weekend going? Hope you are finding some time to craft & relax :)

I made a mini pact with myself that I was going to try to get back into entering challenges- what a better way than with the Club Anya & Friends Saturday Sketch! Jen Shults created this fab sketch...

I inked up this super adorable Oliver that I've had for awhile and finally got around to coloring him...
Oliver & pal
- OA Buddies (The Greeting Farm) 
- Rectangle nestabilities
- Patterned Paper (American Crafts- 6th avenue) 
- Apron lace border punch (Fiskars)
- Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Uniball Signo white gel ink pen
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes & hat} B21, B23, B24, R27, R39, R59; {dog} E53, E55, E57, R27, R39; {shadow} BV00, C1; multiliner
- Other: twine

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Grandma & Grandpa Sugarsticks

Have you seen this sweet lil' Grandma & Grandpa Sugarsticks by Lori Boyd in the Die Cuts R Us store?

Aren't they the sweetest looking grandparents you've ever seen!?

Grandparent Sugarsticks
- Grandparent Sugarsticks (Lori Boyd), Grandparents (Art Warehouse)
- Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Uniball Signo white gel pen
- Copics: Grandpa (skin) E000, E00, E21, R01, B0000; (hair) N1, N3, N5; (clothes) B91, B93, B95, E50, E51, E74, E77, E79, W5, W7; Grandma (skin) E000, E00, E02, E21; (hair) W00, W1, W3, W5; (clothes) RV91, RV93, RV95, W3, W5; multiliner

Thanks for stopping in.. hope to have some more to share with you this weekend :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Little Birdie told me...

Pink Cat Studio is releasing some new rubbah today!!

These little birdies were all previously seen as digis before...

PCS Flower Birds
- Cute Little Birds (Pink Cat Studio); Hello Birdie (Hero Arts)
- Scalloped long rectangle nestabilities
- Pinking Scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Patterned paper (Lasting Memories)
- Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Uniball Signo white gel pen
- Copics: {birds} BG0000, BG01, BG02, {flower} Y11, Y13, Y15, G12, G14; multiliner
- Other: ribbon, gems

I had to break out my cupcake border punch for this cute image
Cupcake-y Birds
- Birds Make a Cupcake (Pink Cat Studio); Hello Birdie (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Cupcake Chain border punch (EK Success)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Uniball Signo white gel pen
- Copics: {birds} Y11, Y15, Y17, BG01, BG02, BG05, R81, R83, R85; {cupcake} BG02, E74, E77, E79, G21, G24, R37, R81, Y17; W00, W3
- Other: Clear glaze (on cherry & sprinkles)

Check out the rest of the design teams lovely creations and please leave them some luvin!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Fun!

Can you believe that Halloween is just weeks away?!?

I finally pulled out some of my Halloween/Fall decorations around the house since its finally starting to feel like Autumn around here (we're finally under 100 degees!) 

This week's Tiddly Inks Challenge is to create anything Halloween themed! Christy has some SUPER cute and spooky images for you to choose from too... you can check them out here!

I used the masked Candy Avenger...
Candy Avenger
- Candy Avenger (Tiddly Inks); Happy Halloween (Hero Arts); Costume Kids (Stampendous)
- Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Uniball Signo white gel pen
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, E21; {hair} E47, E49; {clothes} B24, B26, B29, R37, R89, W3, W5; {pumpkin} YR04, YR07; {candy} R22, BG13, Y38, E74, E77, G21, G24; {grass/sidewalk} G12, G14, G16, N1, N3, N5
- Other: buttons

I couldn't stop just there.. since I went for the cutesy on the first card.. I decided to go a little "spooky" on this next one:
Batty Girl

and with a little surprise on the inside:
Batty inside
- Batty Bugg, Vampo Boto's pet bat (Tiddly Inks); Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
- Circle nestabilities
- Spiderweb edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Patterned Paper (DCWV)
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00; {hair} E50, E51, E53; {bats} N1, N3, N5
- Other: Paper bat (Making Memories), gems, ribbon

Check out all the details to enter the challenge HERE

OH! and did you see that new blinkie on the sidebar? ----->

Tiddly Inks & Simply Betty Stamps are teaming for a fun filled Halloween Blog Hop Oct 29th-31st! Copy the code underneath and spread the word!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Happy Friday!! Have you seen the new digis at Claudia & Company?!

I made this card using this new Pumpkin Patch available in the Die Cuts R Us store illustrated by Jane- It is just perfect for Fall! :)
Pumpkin Patch
- Pumpkin Patch (Jane's Doodles/Claudia & Co.); Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
- Long Scalloped rectangle nestabilities
- Orange dot paper (Lasting Impressions)
- Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Uniball Signo White gel ink
- Copics: G16, Y28, YG91, YG95, YG97, YR00, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR12, YR16, YR18, YR61, YR65
- Other: twine, buttons

I followed the sketch this week on Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#94) I just love her sketches!

Thanks for stopping by as always! 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

PCS Christmas!

 It's a Christmas/Holiday release day at Pink Cat Studio today!

Melissa has done it again and come up with some super adorable digis just in time for the holidays!

Did you see the freebie? It's available with a purchase TODAY (10/7) only!!

I combined the Lily Elf image with the Christmas Trees and made this simple one layer card- the die cut Label shape opens up.. (it's matted on top of the green polka dot paper)
Lily Elf
- Lily Elf; Three Xmas Trees (Pink Cat Studio); Let it Snow (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {trees} YG01,03,04, 09; R46,89; B21, 24,26,29; E31,33,35; {lily hair} E13, 15, 18; {skin} E000, 00, 02, R00 ; {clothes} G14, 16, 17; {shadow} BG0000, 01, 02,10; multiliner, clear spica
- Other: clear glaze (on ornaments); gems

I couldn't help but to make another card with Betty & the Snowman...

Betty, Snowman & Tree
- Betty,Snowman & Tree (Pink Cat Studio); Jolly Christmas (Hero Arts)
- Oval; Scallop oval; & Labels 1  nestabilities
- Tinsel Patterned Paper (Making Memories)
- Ink: Printer; Colorbox Frost White, Soft Pool Shadow Ink
- Copics: Betty: {skin}: E000, E00, E11: {clothes:}BG00, BG01, BG02, E25, E27, RV00, RV02; {snowman} BG0000, BG00, BG01; BG02, E55, E57, RV00, RV02, N1, N3; {tree} E31, E33, E34, YG03, YG06, YG09; clear spica on snowman
- Other: Clear glaze (on ornaments), stickles,

Be sure to check out the Pink Cat Studio blog for some more wonderful inspiration from the Pink Cat Studio DT!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tiddly ATC's

I'm finally getting back into the swing of things after my vacation!

This week's challenge on the Tiddly Inks blog is to create an ATC (Artist Trading Cards) Since it's finally starting to cool down here and "feel" like fall I decided to make some Halloween themed cards...
Tiddly ATC

& some close-ups- Franko-boto

-Franko-boto (Tiddly Inks); Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
- Ink: printer; Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: {skin} G20, G21, G24; {clothes} N1, N3, N5, R39; multiliner

& Peek-a-Boo Bugg
- Peek-a-Boo Bugg (Tiddly Inks); Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
- Ink: printer; Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, R01; {clothes} G12, G14, V12, V15, V17, YR07; {pumpkin} YG91, YG95, YR04, YR07, YR09; G12, G14
- Other: gems

Be sure to check out the works of the rest of the fabulous design team on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!