Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SBS 12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

Are you all having fun yet? I sure am and I am getting more and more into the Christmas spirit!
Before we get onto the next Challenge we must announce the winner for Day 2...
which can be found at the SBC blog.

Okay so onto day 3... Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...your branches dry and Creepy! Ha! How's that for a twist on a traditional Christmas song?!?


You can guess what the challenge is right???  Using any SBS image,  incorporate a Creepy Christmas Tree! Just think Emo! LOL I think if it were up to our youth of this day in age there would be ornaments with bats, skulls, and spiders! Make it cute, make it scary whatever you do just make it a Creepy Christmas Tree! After all Jack Skellington manages to do so every year at Disneyland, we can to!

Today's Prize:

Any 3 images from the new Kat Mandu and Friends line!

Now here is a little Creepy Christmas Tree inspiration from me to help you get thinking in the right direction! You have until Dec. 1st at 11:00 PM PST to upload your Creepiness!  Be sure to check out what the girls of the DT have made for your inspiration at the SBC blog!

I used one of Simply Betty's "Spooky Hallow" Digis, Damien.  Isn't he the handsome fellow?  He is printed at 4" x 6" and colored with copic markers.  I used Echo Park cardstock which can be purchased at Simply Betty Stamps.  I also used generic black cardstock for matting.  The plain ornaments on the tree are stickers.  Sorry, I don't remember the brand.  I then scanned the whole thing and added digi spiders, snowflakes, a cat, the eyeball ornaments, and the sentiment.

I hope you like what I've created!
Thanks for Stopping By!

~Lady B~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

12 Days of Christmas with SBC...Day 2

Day 2 whoop whoop! So how was Day 1 for you all? Holiday colliding fun? I sure hope so! Well as mentioned before, these 12 days we will be giving away he prize to one winner for every challenge.
Now let's get onto Day #2!  What is Christmas without the Grinch!?  Why, it's just not Christmas at all! Today we are challenging you to create the best Grinch-mas project you can think of! For this one you can use any image, doesn't have to be an SBS image, but remember it always help sway the judges when choosing a winner! Wink wink!

Today's Prize:

Any 2 SBS rubber stamps winner's choice! Remember you have until Nov. 29th at 11:00 pm PST to upload your creations to the inlinkz code on the SBC blog.

Here is my creation for your inspiration:

For the front of my card, I used Simply Betty Stamps "Pumpkin London" and colored her up with copic markers.  I scanned her into my computer and added the digital snowflakes, the Santa's hat, and the prezzies.  I also added a grungy texture overlay.  I printed London out and accented her with my Atyou Spica glitter pens.  I mounted her on generic black cardstock and added accents of Echo Park cardstock which I got from Betty.  What?  You didn't know that Betty sold papers too?  Well, you'd better check it out because she has an awesome collection that goes perfectly with her images!
For the inside of my card I took an image from the movie poster and altered it a bit.  I cropped out the title, actors, and rating and added the sentiment "Merry Grinchmas!".  I printed this and mounted it to black cardstock with my Echo Park cardstock accent.

I hope I've given you some inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.

~Lady B~

Saturday, November 27, 2010

SBC 12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

Welcome everyone to the 12 Days of Christmas... with the Simply Betty Twist! These 12 days are going to be a bit different! For starters, one winner will be chosen on the next challenge, the prize will be given out right away! Woop woop!

Enter all challenges for a chance to win a Guest DT Spot for January 2011! That one person will be chosen by popular votes and as mentioned as long as all challenges have been entered by this person!

Well, what do you say we get this Christmas party started?! Using any Simply Betty Stamps Halloween image, create a Christmas card... anything goes, but it must be a SBS Halloween image! Not too hard eh? For today's prize one lucky winner will receive a choice of any 2 Digi stamps!

You will have until Saturday November 27th at 11:00 PM PST to upload your card for voting consideration.

Here is my contribution for your viewing pleasure:

I used witch Mina from the Victorian Beauties Halloween collection at Simply Betty Stamps.  I used Tiddly Inks Twisted Tree image for some background interest.  Everything is colored with copic markers and the background was created with Distress Inks.  I don't remember where my snowflake embellies came from.

Be sure to head over to SBC to see what the DT gals have come up with for your inspiration.
~Lady B~

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SBS New Release!!!

Simply Betty Stamps is having a new release!!!

Today I would like to introduced the Sweet Gothic World Kids!  I've only made one card so you'll have to check out SBC to see the rest of these awesomely cute images.

Artist Claudia Patron Perez agreed to do these cuties for Betty. Claudia is a freelance artist, a Mexico native and WOW is she absolutely amazing! You have to check out her Deviant Art Gallery here! She is wonderful as you will see. Claudia has agreed to continue her commissions with Betty. She is open for other commissions as well, but ya can't have these cuties unless you purchase them at Simply Betty Stamps.com!
Woot woot!

The Sweet Gothic World Kids are now on sale at SBS, however we are experiencing some technical difficulties. Betty is trying her best to resolve the issues... please check back shortly for a post with information on when the site has cooperated with her and the images are in the store. Right now, Betty is unable to upload anything onto the store site, or even login to blogger. Sorry for the delays and glitches everyone!  

We hope you like the newest kids and hope you will give them all a good home! Betty and the girls (me too!) wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving with lots of family, love, and great memories!

~Lady B~

Monday, November 22, 2010

Smeared Ink gets Crafty with Kenny K!!!!

Smeared Ink

Welcome, my friends! I'm so glad you can join us for this very cool DT hop featuring Kenny K's awesome images! If you're not familiar with Kenny K, you MUST check him out! His images are EDGY and HAWT! If you don't have an image or two of his you are DEFINITELY missing out! The Smeared INK DT had the privilege of working with some of Kenny's awesome images. Check out the projects the DT gals have come up with for your viewing pleasure and be sure to leave some love. If you like what you see, be sure to pick up an image or two at Kenny's store. Also, be sure to check out Smeared Ink's forum, Smeared and Smudged, for more delicious eye-candy and inspiration. The gals and I would love to have you hang with us!

Here is my offering for the hop:

I used Kenny K's "Mrs. Claus" image and colored her up with Copic markers.  Is she not the hottest?  I'm talking Sizzling Hawt!  It's no wonder Santa can stay so warm in the North Pole!

After coloring Mrs. Claus I scanned her and uploaded her to my flickr account.  There I added the snowflakes, lights, border, and sentiment.  I kept this project simple because I didn't want anything to distract from this awesome image.

BTW...Did you know that Kenny K is sponsoring the Smeared ink Sketch challenges and the Smeared Ink Photo inspiration challenges this month?  Yeppers!  You can have a chance to win some of these beauties just by playing along!

Thanks for Stopping By!
Here is the blogroll for the hop:


You are Here--->Lady Brayton<---You are Here

~Lady B~

Sunday, November 21, 2010

HUGE Black Friday Sale NOW at Simply Betty Stamps!!!

Simply Betty Stamps is having a HUGE Black Friday SALE and the sale starts NOW!!
Why wait till Black Friday when you get only one day of sales right?
Let's get the SALE party started!

Digis @ $2.75 - Digis @ $2.75 - Digis @ $2.75 

-Steampunk Gang
-All Victorian Beauties
-All Punky Teens
-All Jude and his Shenanigan Crew
-Spooky Hallow

All Papers @ .40¢ - All Papers @ .40¢ -All Papers @ .40¢

Rubber only $4.00!! - Rubber only $4.00!!

-Emo Halloweenies
-Everyday Emos
-Sorry Christmas Emos still out of stock!

Well what are you waiting for?!?!?
Get going before all the papers are gone!
This sale will end at Midnight on Saturday Nov. 27th. Hope you all grab yourselves some goodies! It will be the last sale of the year!

Oh!  Just a reminder...SBC 12 days of Christmas starts November 26th so be sure to join in the fun!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Smeared Ink Saturday

Here is yet another installment of Smeared Ink Saturday.  Today I am featuring three sets of Smeared Ink Stamps:  "Candy is Dandy", "Urban Decay", and "As Death".  These sets can be purchased at www.smearedink.com.

 This first project uses a background image from "Urban Decay" colored with Copic Markers and mounted on a caution sticker and DCWV cardstock.  The green creature is from the "Candy is Dandy" stamp set and colored with my copics.

My second project uses "As Death" rubber stamp set, colored with Ranger Distress Ink and mounted on a series of printed Itkupilli digital backgrounds and black cardstock.  The whole piece was then scanned and enhanced with picnik photo editing.

My last project uses "As Death" which was stamped onto clay coated cardstock and colored with Ranger Distress Inks in three shades of green.  A digital Santa's hat from Kenny K was printed, colored, and cut out to add a bit of Christmas cheer.  The piece was mounted on DCWV cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Lady B~

Friday, November 19, 2010

SBC...challenge #7

Welcome SBS friends! Is everyone getting geared up for Turkey feasting, football, and family? Hope everyone is having a great November so far.

We will be having lots going on starting next week! A special "Surprise" release, followed by another and another and so on. Also, we have the 12 days of Christmas starting Nov. 26th on Black Friday! Woop woop! Of course there will be wheels and deals!

Now onto this week's Challenge!


This week we are challenging you to pull out some rubber and combine it with one of our Digis! Use a rubber background somewhere, or just behind the digi, mask it, emboss it do what you will with it! Just use a digi and an old rubber stamp you have been neglecting for a while!

Cardstock: DCWV
Designer Papers: 7 Gypsies
Ink: Staz-on Metallic
Markers: Copic
Digi Stamp: Simply Betty Stamps "Vampiress Darcy Digi"
Rubber Stamp: (spider and web)  Stampendous

Be sure to check out the SBC blog for more inspiration!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hop!!!


Smeared Ink is having a new release!  In celebration, the Smeared Ink DT members are having a blog hop. Be sure to check out each blog to see the awesomeness the ladies have created for your viewing pleasure.

Four exquisite new stamp sets are available for preorder now,  including artwork from Misty Benson and two must-have background sets.  Preorders will ship by November 30.

Here is a peek at the new stamps which are available for pre-order at the store.

 I used a background image from Smeared Ink's new rubber stamp line "Urban Decay".  Rather than use this as a background piece, I grunged it up so that it would look awesome center-stage.   I had sooo much fun creating with these grungy images.  Stay tuned for more projects using this set.  These stamped images would be ideal for ATCs, scrapbooking, altered art, or projects with clay.  I'll bet they'd make great charms if stamped on shrinky dink material and baked.  Oh....the ideas are flowing!  Heck, I may even make Christmas ornaments out of these bad boys!

click the images for a larger view.

The bottom image is my original.  I used a ton of distress ink in crused olive, spiced marmelade, shabby shutters, fired brick, and vintage photo.  I brightened the "open" area with copic markers and dotted my copic markers over the whole piece to add to the grunginess.  I used apple green (forgot the number), R27, R59, G19, and Y17.  Other than the reflective background, this is all done by hand.

The first photo is actually the same project, but I played around with a paint splatter filter on picnik and darkend the photo up a bit.

For you newbies to Smeared Ink Stamps, be sure to check out our forum, Smeared and Smudged.  There are awesome folks with a plethora of artistic talent.  We have monthly challenges, image swaps, and ATC swaps.  There is even a "Vent" section for the members to chat as well as a gallery to share your stamped creations.  You should definitely check it out.  All artistic styles are welcomed.  This was a relief for me as other groups have banned my projects in the past.  It's awesome having a place to share my work with a group of people that don't make me feel like I belong on the Island of Misfit Toys.

Thanks for Stopping by!

~Lady B~

Oops!  I almost forgot the blogroll!

Design Team Captains

Design Team Members that are participating
Black Dragon
you are here--->Lady Brayton<---you are here
Meredith (will be joining later this week)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Smeared Ink Saturday...on a Sunday!!!

Smeared Ink

As most of you know, I have been ill the past few weeks. I'm starting to feel a little better. Here are some cool new projects I made with Smeared Ink Stamps "The Symbology of Angels" and "Candy is Dandy" rubber stamp sets.
All the projects today are hybrids using a combo of traditional stamping fused with digital elements and backgrounds. I'm growing quite fond of this style. If I ever take the time to learn photoshop I'll bet I could pump out some pretty bad-azzed projects!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Lady B~

Friday, November 12, 2010

Simply Betty Challenges is Back!!!

So in the spirit of Thanksgiving

this week's challenge over at Simply Betty Challenges is

Thanksgiving Place Cards.

Super easy right?

In order to win the prizes up for grabs

you must use a Simply Betty Stamp.

The prize this week is 3

Here is my contribution:

I used "Emma" from Simply Betty Stamps "Steampunk Gang Digis".  She is colored with copic markers, mounted on DCWV cardstock, and embellished with EK Success stickers.

~lady b~

Friday, November 5, 2010

SBS Emo Christmas Release Blog Hop!!!

Sorry for another late post...I've been having computer issues this week.

It's here it's here! Christmas Emos Blog Hop and release day! Whoot whoot! All these fun cute Christmas Emos are in the house! But that's not all...Echo Park "Everybody Loves Christmas" has also arrived! These papers are awesome!  Oh? You didn't know Simply Betty Stamps also sells papers?  Well, she does!  Check out the online store for all the goodies! These papers are going to look great with the new Christmas Emos! Especially for the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas! Whoo hoo!!

You should be arriving from Kim's Blog. If you are just arriving you'll need to start HERE so you don't miss a thing!
For my release project I chose to work with Candy Cane London. Isn't she Fab?  Click the image to enlarge the pic.

 London is colored with Copic markers.  I used an atyou spica gel pen to add a little sparkle to her eyes and mounted her on Karen Foster DP and generic black cardstock.  The "snowflakes" die-cut is from my old stash of goodies.  I think it is from Mistletoe Memores.
There is also a Sketch Challenge for Simply Betty Challenges going on right now. That's right, now that the "12 Days of Halloween" is over we can play again!  I wasn't able to get a card done for the challenge yet because I have been horribly ill this past week.  I do intend to make a project so check back later this week. 

Our very own Cheri from Graphic Cat created this wonderful Sketch for us and you!

The Christmas Emos are now available in both Digi and rubber... but hurry the Digi Versions will be available for a very limited time! So don't wait grab em while you can!

Now onto the hop!

After you hop along go back to the SBS Blog and  leave Betty a comment and you could be the Winner of two (that's right TWO)totally awesome paper kits! You get 12 double sided papers, the Elements sticker sheets, and the Alpha sticker sheet!


  To see what this paper packs look like click here and here.
Two lucky ladies will win the complete Jude and his Shenanigan Crew Christmas digis!

Finally, but not least, Three lucky ladies will win the complete Punky Teens Christmas digis!

Okay, now that you know everything I know...it's time to HOP over to Lelia's Blog...and see her fabulous work. She is quite the talented lass!

~Lady B~

Thursday, November 4, 2010

SBS Christmas Emo Preview Day 2

Welcome Back!
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Today I bring you day two of previews from Simply Betty's Christmas Emo line.

My project features Betty herself as Santa's little helper!  I chose to use non-traditional Christmas colors in this card.  I think Betty looks fab in pink!

Check out the SBS blog for more previews from our awesome DT.

Be sure to check back on Friday for the Simply Betty Christmas Emo Release and Blog hop!


~Lady B~

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SBS Christmas Emo Release - Preview Day 1!!!

Sorry about the lateness of this post.  Blogger went wonky again and my scheduled post turned into a draft and never quite posted.  WT...?   Anyway, here we go!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Well, perhaps not quite yet, but it is time to start making those Christmas Cards!

Simply Betty Stamps will be having a Christmas Emo Release Blog Hop on Friday.  In the mean time, here is a sneak peek at what is to come...

Meet Miller.
Isn't he too funny?  Check out his expression!  Totally priceless!!!
He is colored with copic markers and mounted on Karen Foster DP and generic black cardstock.  The chipboard stickers are from Mistletoe Memories.

Check out the SBS blog for release information and be sure to tune in tomorrow for the Christmas Emo preview day 2.

~lady b~