Thursday, February 28, 2013

PP134

The Paper Players Challenge #134.

I went out of the box on this one. I created my own background from a piece of scrap dsp.
I saw this technique on Pinterest. I found it HERE. Basically, what you need is a patterned paper and an embossing folder, some Versa Mark and some clear embossing powder, a dauber and some black re-inker.

Run your dsp through your Big Shot machine in the embossing folder. Then lightly drag your Versa Mark over the raised areas. Sprinkle with embossing powder, dust away any embossing powder that falls into the valleys. Then heat. Repeat this process about 3 or 4 times. Then with a dauber and some black ink daub the black ink into the valleys, until they are completely covered. Then take a paper towel and rub ink off any ink that may have gotten onto the raised areas. It's a resist process and I am now "in love" with it!

So anyhoo, this is my entry for this week's episode of The Paper Players Challenge.

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Betty J Schaub
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stampin' Up! Online Classes

Now Available ~ STAMPIN' UP! ONLINE CLASSES!

Stampin' Up! is now offering an online stamping class! This class shares innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques. Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects.

Check it out and then tell all your friends about it. At $14.95 (item # 133385) it's a great value for anyone.

PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

Visit my demonstrator website and order your classes today and put those tools, stamps and ink pads into action!


Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

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SC8


Stamping Challenges #8 - I love this sketch!

I chose to use a digital image from Dilly Beans to color. I added a scrap piece of dsp and then embellished both the scrap and the kraft cs with Ranger Pearls paint. I colored the image with Copics, added some button, twine and ribbon attached to my SU sentiment and called it a wrap.

If you enjoy challenges why not come join me in the running at Stamping Challenges. This is their 8th challenge, so they are just getting started.

 Thanks to Megan K Suarez (blog), (SHOP) for the fun images

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Betty J Schaub
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

MOJO281

MOJO MONDAY @ Verve #281 - I chose some very festive colors and dsp for my card today. Loved the colors in the dsp so I ran with them on my cupcakes and sentiment. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. I also spotted Libby Hickson's blog where she used a stick pin through the thread on her button so, Libbykins, I borrowed your idea.

Hope you all are warm, safe and having a very happy and color filled day!

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Betty J Schaub
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CTD230

Dilly Beans image - for Color Throw Down Challenge #230 - Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla.

Image was colored with Stampin' Up! markers and I also used Stampin' Up! DSP.
Sentiment is from Unity SOTW Fabulous Birthday.

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Betty J Schaub

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dilly Beans Inspirations

Daisy Girl Framed - Colored with Copics before white highlights...


After white highlights.

I LOVE her! Thanks to Megan K Suarez (blog), (SHOP) for the fun images. I purchased 3 earlier this evening. Be on the look out for cards using the other 2 in days to comes. These are sooo cool!

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Betty J Schaub


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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Catered Crop STARS

Catered Crop Challenge - Star(s). For this challenge Linda said to use star(s). So I found the biggest one I could and stamped it in Versa Mark on black and heat embossed with copper ep. I love it! I added a peacock feather and for me that's when this card took a romantic turn. And what's more romantic than Paris. So I added some stamped images from SU Artistic Etchings in copper ink onto my background paper. The word Amour was stamped in archival black.

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Betty J Schaub

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stamping Challenges7


















Stamping Challenges #7 - really cute sketch and I just wanted to play with the color palette of black, white, yellow and green. To stamp I used Stampin' Up! Bliss and Creative Elements stamp sets. Inks were Basic Black and Pear Pizzaz with some Wild Wasabi. I added some Ranger Pearls.

Love the way this one turned out. I really liked the sketch too and will probably use it again in the future.

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Betty J Schaub
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Letterpress Effect

I watched a tutorial today by Gina K and I really loved what she did so much that I had to give this technique a try. I think it makes for a stunning card.

I used Always Artichoke, Pool Party and Calypso Coral to antique my cs. I love it!

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
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CASEStudy128

CASE Study #128 - Another inspiring piece by Teri Anderson.

From Teri's card I was inspired by the color combo. So I tried to stay as close to that as I could using some papers from my stash a little chipboard banner and some beautiful golden yellow ribbon and a bright Calypso Coral Brad with lots of rhinestones. I'm pleasantly surprised with the way it turned out. Stampin' Up! stamp Word Play.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stamping Challenges6

Stamping Challenges #6 - Below is my card and their sketch.




For my card I used Whisper White cs as my blank. Then I used some blue shimmer paper for my matte. The dsp is from Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Beyond the Garden. The scalloped border is from Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' (I can't find the name). Twine is from Stampin' Up! in Calypso Coral. Ink is Stampin' Up! Ballet Blue & Pink Passion. The stamps are Stampin' Up! Everything Elenor, Well Scripted and Four Frames.


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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Play Date with my Gal Pals

Happy Mardi Gras Everyone!!! Party Safely.







These were all supper fun to make. It was a great day of love and laughter and not to mention creativity.

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Betty J Schaub

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Butterfly Effect_Swallowtails

Today I want to introduce you to the Swallowtail Stamp from Stampin' Up! W129213

From the moment I saw this stamp in the catalog I knew I just had to have it!
So I am going to talk to you today about how I created each of the following butterflies. Please bare with me, I have a new camera and I am still trying to learn how to get the best shots. 
The first image below is of two different colored butterflies. 
The butterfly on the left was stamped in Basic Black and colored with my Stampin' Up! Markers in Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Pool Party. Then I went back and highlighted some of the details with a blue glitter gel pen. The butterfly on the right was stamped the same way but I used Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit markers. hit the details with a gold glitter gel pen. There bodies were colored green and hit with a yellow green glitter gel pen.


The butterfly below was stamped in Archiver's Jet Black Ink on glossy white paper. I colored this one with Markers as well. I tried to use my blender pen but I let the ink sit too long on the glossy paper and I could not move it around the way I would have liked to. So I used Frost White Shimmer Paint with a wet paint brush and covered the entire butterfly.  


This butterfly was stamped with Versa Mark ink. I have mixed together copper, Wild Wasabi and Silver ep. and heat embossed my butterfly. Then I used Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink on daubers and smooshed the ink around. 



 Finally for this butterfly I used the same ep mixture and heat embossed. Then I smooshed, Pretty In Pink, Pink Passion and Ballet Blue ink around.
I hope you gain some inspiration from my creations. I'd love to see what you do with the Swallowtail

Special Thanks to Sandy MacIver for inspiring me.

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Betty J Schaub
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Bee Mine

CaseStudy #127 - presented by Teri Anderson. This one is very clean and simple.

My Bee stamp is from Stampin' Up! Nature Walk set and is stamped onto Whisper White with Basic Black ink. I added a little yellow to my bees' bodies with a gold glitter gel pen. They were punched out using the Lg Designer Label punch from Stampin' Up! Sentiment is handwritten. I added some shiny swirl stickers for an extra umph. Hope you enjoy it!


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Betty J Schaub
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www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

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Monday, February 4, 2013

MOJO Monday279

MOJO MONDAY AT VERVE! #279 - It's contest week!!! So I wanted to play with an anniversary card. I have some friends who are celebrating their anniversary with a cruise. I hope I can get this in the mail before they sail away.

Roses are a stamp from Stampin' Up! Happiness Shared Hostess set. Love this set. inside I used the sentiment from this set as well. And I added a little L is for Love stamp from Grateful Greetings. To Tamie & Troy, Happy Anniversary and may your marriage always be "sweet sailing"!

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Betty J Schaub
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card

Hello and Welcome!
Today I have a masculine card for you and it happens to be a birthday card to boot!
For my card I chose to use the Vintage Blue Glitz paper pack. I cut strips of dsp at 1 1/2" x 4" and used my corner punch on opposite corners. My stamps are from Stampin' Up! Hostess Set Wacky Wishes #126412.  
What I really like about this set is you can start with "wishing you a" and you can choose from Valentines, Birthday, Easter, Halloween and Christmas and then there's a bonus stamp for Thank You! That's right 7 stamps in this set! Gotta love volume. Heehee.

The brad is something I found in my stash. But I love the little jewels on it. Hey! Who says guys don't like a little bling every now and again. :O)


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Betty J Schaub
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www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

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Friday, February 1, 2013

CASE Study 126 and CTD227

This week my card is a two-fer as in 1 card for two challenges. I have chosen the color combination at Color Throw Down #227 and Amber's card to CASE at CASEStudy #126 for my creation this week. I loved the fabulous color scheme of Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Crumb Cake for this CASE card. My wonderful hubby bought me the trellis style stamp and I thought it matched the CASE design very well. The color palette fit my theme perfectly as well.

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Betty J Schaub
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

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CCTNOVColour

The card I created below is entered in the challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown -- Nov Colour . Sentiment - from Simple Stories Mistl...