Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gorjuss Girl "On Top of the World"

Hello there,

So here's the video of the Gorjuss girl card I created in the previous post. It's not quite the video I had intended to make but it's all I've got at this point. It's a learning process. Apparently an 8GB memory SD card is not big enough for me, the slowest crafter on the planet. LOL. Maybe I need a 1 mil GB SD card, if there is such a thing. Anyway, the video I ended up with is basically the home stretch assembly of the card with me trying to recap the dies used and other parts I made that are intended to go on the card. So, while it's not the video I had hoped for I still hope you enjoy.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed & crafty day!

Hugs~Bettina :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Challenge Blog Hop


Today I'm so excited because I'm participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Challenge Blog Hop. My first blog hop EVER. Yay! The blog hop ends Monday August 25th at 11:55 pm PST so there's still time to participate so get on over there and join in the fun and a chance to win amazing prizes from amazing sponsors!

For this challenge I decided to use the Gorjuss girl "on top of the world" stamp set and did a partial die-cutting technique so that her feet dangle beyond the edge of the die. The die I used here is from the Spellbinder Labels 8 die set (the second to largest). 

Other dies I used are the Die-Namics Ticket Strip die from MFT used for the blue paper strip in the background, the label die from Blueprint #5 from MFT for the sentiment and, finally, for the banner and hearts I used the Stitched Journaling Card die set from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment and the heart stamp are from the Gorjuss stamp set and I embossed them with some Recollections "Snow" white embossing powder.  The papers I used are from DCWV Sunday Afternoon stack (12x12). The card base is Neenah Environment Smooth Desert Storm cardstock from SSS and measures 5 x 7. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the image, the heart, and the sentiment are actually popped up on some 3M foam tape.

This heart is actually embossed on vellum and layered on some Bazzill "Candy Hearts" pink cardstock that was included in one of my SSS card kits. Both are punched out with a Martha Stewart 1" circle punch.

The image is simply colored with Crayola coloring pencils and then I used mineral spirits to blend the colors out. I love the soft color pallette. For the banner I used some baker's twine that I unraveled down to 2 threads and glued the tiny flags cut from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die set along its length. Once I attached the hearts I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen (not the brush-cause I don't have one of those yet) and then coated them with Glossy Accents. Can you see the sparkle & shine? 

So, that's my entry for the blog hop. Hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a blessed and crafty day.

Hugs~Bettina :)

P.S.: I will try to have a video up soon about how I put the card together but I lost some footage (I'm technologically challenged-lol) so we shall see...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello everyone,

Just finished making/casing a super-fun, easy & versatile card that was completely inspired by Laura Sterckx at She has a YT tutorial also here. I didn't have the same colors but I think it still came out cute & fun. It's going to an 11 year old who probably won't treasure it but I'm sure she'll enjoy it; my daughter (same age) loves the card so I think I'm on the right track, lol.

I also didn't have the cute balloon stencil that Laura used so I made my own using Spellbinders circle dies and cut 2 small'ish circles out of some blank stencil material that I found at Michael's. I found it in the section where they carry stencils for home-decor and there are 3 sheets in a package. It wasn't easy as butter to cut it with these thin dies even when I used a shim. The dies only cut through partially and I ended up having to use a cutting blade to finish the job. I bet a Tim Holtz die could cut through it no problem but I don't know if those come with basic shapes? Anyone out there know?

Anywho, here's the video on how I made the Laura Sterckx inspired card:

And here are pics of my version of Laura's card:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed & crafty day.


Supplies used:
Inks: Tim Holtz distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers. Versafine black onyx
Embossing powder: Recollections detail black
Papers: white cardstock, Recollections pre-made cardbase & envelope set (5x5)
Misc. sequins for embellishments
Inkadinkadoo embossing buddy

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Scrappin Stampers Challenge entry for August

Hi there,

Thought it was high time to enter a challenge. Haven't done that in what feels like eons. Jamie at Scrappin Stampers (she also has a shop here: has monthly challenges. Last month's theme was summer. I didn't get a chance to enter that one. But this month's challenge theme is Something Sweet and I decided to make this little note card.

I'm loving the colors on this. I used Tim Holtz distress inks and got everything all wet & inky. It was so fun.

I also decided to make a very quick video to go along with this. My first attempt at speeding up a video & editing on my new computer. It wasn't hard but it took me for EVAH.
Anywho, here's the video:

So, go check out Jamie on her blog or check her shop and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed & crafty day.

Bettina :)