Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Stamp: Simply Betty Stamps...steampunk line
Papers: Bo Bunny
Ink: Copic markers
Other: sticker sentiment

Thursday, December 23, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...The Smeared and Smudged Way

Day 12

Stamp: Smeared Ink "Nymphs" stamp set
Ink: Memento and Distress
Markers: Copics
Paper: DCWV cardstock
Other: ink blending tool, white gel pen
Digital Elements: star, snow, and sentiment

Be sure to see what the other jolly bloggers have created for you.  The list is on my sidebar.

Lady B

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

tellens place hop

Sorry folks, I was unable to get a project done for the hop.  I'm sick again and struggling to make it through the work week.  Check back tomorrow and hopefully I'll have my project done.  Sorry again.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...The Smeared and Smudged Way

Day 11

Stamp:  Digi drawn by Cheri
Markers: Copic Sketch
Other: Digital overlays, textures, and embellishments from Picnik

Sunday, December 19, 2010

12 Days of Christmas the Smeared and Smudged way - Day 10

Today I have a hybrid project for you.  I used a digi stamp from Simply Betty's Steampunk collection and colored her with Copic markers.  I scanned her and lightened her color up a bit.  I then printed her on photo paper and printed out a digital background from Itkupilli onto photo paper as well.  I cut out said items, assembled them, and added a couple of rub-ons.  The snow was added digitally.

For more inspiration, check out what the other jolly bloggers have created for you today.  The hop list is on my sidebar.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

SBS 12 Days of Christmas...Day 12!!!

Awww it's our last day of the 12 days of Christmas... it's also the last Challenge of the year! With Christmas knocking on our doors and Santa really coming to town time for some family time for all of us at SBS! But don't worry... we will from time to time post a card or two here and there! We will be back January 7th with three whammies all rolled into one.. a new Emo Release, a challenge, and a blog hop!

We have lots of fun stuff coming up here at Simply Betty Challenges... lots of new fun challenges, and lots of new images to come in the New Year! From new Emos, to more cutesy streamline images. We aim to please, and hope you will be pleased to hang out with us in the New Year, wow 2011!

For our last day we have a fairly simple challenge...

Scary Christmas to all and to all a Fright night! Imagine Santa Clause flying across the sky on Christmas eve, now give it the Betty twist! Alright let's see your best Christmas eve card.. imagine Jack in his coffin sleigh, or Miller in Santa's sleigh flying above the sky ready to deliver toys.. just make it Frightfully Fun! You have until Dec. 19th 11PM PST to join in on the fun! Good luck everyone and thank you again for all the wonderful entries!

Friday, December 17, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...The Smeared and Smudged way. Day 9

Welcome back for another day of Christmas Inspiration. 

My project for today uses a background stamp from Smeared Ink's "Urban Decay" rubberstamp set.  The foreground image is from Smeared Ink's "Chicks Dig Guns" rubber stamp set.  Everything is colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was digitally added.  The mounting papers are DCWV.

Be sure to check out what the other Jolly Bloggers have created for your inspiration.  The list is on my sidebar.  Peace.

~Lady B~

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SBS 12 Days of Christmas...Day 11

Just one more Challenge after this one... so let's have a Skully Jolly's the best time of the year... is that not how the song goes? Well it does here at SBS! Hee hee! Today I want to see your awesome Christmas SBS images covered in fun Skully decor! Skully ornaments, skully wreaths around any Emo, what ever just make it SBS and make it Skully! You have until Dec. 17th @ 11PM PST to post your projects to the SBC blog!

~Lady B~

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...the Smeared and Smudged Way...Day 8

The Jolly Blogger List is on my sidebar.  Today I am using an image from Smeared Ink...from the "Candy is Dandy" rubber stamp set.

He is colored with Copic Markers, Mounted on Echo Park and DCWV cardstock.  The red bow is a digital embellishment.

~Lady B!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

SBS 12 Days of Christmas...Day 10

Now onto the 10th day!
On the 10th day of Christmas.... much to our surprise three little Tricksters have come to sing Scare-ols with us! These three have changed their ways to join us celebrate Christmas! These three are you prize for today! All you have to do is create a project with any SBS images and turn them into Christmas Carolers... or if you would please... SCARE-olers! You have until Dec. 15th at 11PM PST to upload your creations to the SBC blog for a chance to win these Digis! They will not be for sale, they will only be available as prize or a freebie with certain purchases in the future!

OOPS!  Only two tricksters made it onto my card!  You will have to check the SBC blog to see what the third trickster looks like.

Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...the Smeared and Smudged Way

Forgive me, but I totally forgot which day we are on. is my offering for today:

Both projects utilize Simply Betty digital stamps and are colored with copic markers. 

The top image was colored with copic markers then mounted on generic black cardstock and Bo Bunny paper.  I used some chipboard stickers, but forgot which manufacturer it came from.

The bottom project has an Itkupilli digital background that I printed onto photo paper.  After cutting out my images and gluing them to the background, I scanned the image and enhanced it a bit with the Lomo feature on picnik.  It gives an awesome spotlighted area with faded, darkened edges.  I love the way this one turned out!

Check out my sidebar for links to the other Jolly Bloggers.  Leave them some love.  If you like the projects you've been seeing, check out the Smeared and Smudged forum for more inspiration.

~Lady B~

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SBC 12 Days of Christmas

The challenge is... show us your best SBS Ghost of Christmas past creation! Think Scrooged! Just have fun and show us the Ghosts! I can just see School boy Miller with that confused look on his face... wondering "Did I really just see the ghost of Christmas past!" You have until the 13th to ring in those spirits!

Here is what the I came up with using the little Ghost Dog you could win!  If I have time, I'll post a project more Scrooged related later.  Right now I must run some errands before the snowstorm hits.  Check out the SBC blog for inspiration from our DT as well as deets on today's challenge.


~Lady B~

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...the Smeared and Smudged 6

Remember the Zombie scene I created for the 31 days of Halloween? Look of Santa's elves decked out the zombies for the holiday season.  What?  Just because zombies eat brains doesn't mean they can't have a little Christmas cheer.  Sometimes we all need a little help getting into the holiday spirit.  I know I I am prone to the holiday blues myself.

The image used is from Strange Skin.  They have some awesome alternative digital stamps...monsters and zombies and stuff like that.  This was originally colored with copic markers and distress ink, uses DCWV paper from a photo stack, and mounted on generic black and white cardstock.  I added the santa hats with picnik.

Well, I kinda feel like just adding santa hats is cheating so I'll post another Christmas card I made.

This image is from Simply Betty Stamps.  Isn't she cute?  She is colored with copics, mounted on DCWV cardstock, and embellished with christmas light stickers, present stickers, and a stocking sticker.

OK...I can't leave you with might make your blood sugar soar.  Here's one more....

I don't remember if I posted this one previously or not.  Because Saturdays are my Smeared Ink DT posting days I figured it would only be right to end this post with an awesome Smeared Ink image.  This one is from the "As Death" rubber stamp set.  I applied three shades of distress ink directly to clay coated cardstock.  On top of that I stamped my image with black Staz-on ink.  Man...I love the smell of staz-on!  I colored a Santa's Hat from Kenny K and applied it to my creation and then mounted everything on multiple layers of DCWV cardstock.

If you like what you've seen today you should definitely check out Smeared Ink's forum....Smeared and Smudged!  It's an awesome place with a lot of diversity, inspiration, and just plain fun. The challenges are always great and you can win some awesome prizes!

Okay!  Now go and check out the work the other gals have created for you.  The hop list is on my sidebar.


~Lady B~

Friday, December 10, 2010

The blues

The Holiday Blues have hit.  I'm sad.  I'm tired.  I just need a little time to collect myself.

Please be patient.  I will be back soon.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Smeared and Smudged 12 days of Christmas

Today I bring to you one of Smeared Ink's "Creepy L'il Grumpies".  He's the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Be sure to check out the projects the other Jolly Bloggers have created for your viewing pleasure.  The list is on my sidebar.  Thanks for stopping by.

~Lady B~

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SBS 12 days of Christmas...Day 7

Day 7
Today's project is "all I want for Christmas is... My Emos!" Incorporate any Emo with your Christmas project today, and use this color combo:

Purple, Lime Green, and Turquoise!

I'm liking the non-traditional Christmas cards these days.  I used Witch Betty from Simply Betty's Emo Halloweenies and colored her with copic markers.  I then scanned her and added digital snowflakes, presents, mistletoe, postage stamps, and the ornament border.  I'm not sure if I like the way it turned out, but I didn't have time to make another.  I dunno.  The card feels a bit flat and cluttered to me.  Perhaps I am just missing my intense and dark colors that I like to use?  Maybe I am just my worst critic?  Anyway, this is my offering for day 7.  Catch the deets for the challenge at the SBC blog.

Since I was not overly impressed with my offering for today, I thought I'd revist one of my older cards that utilizes the same color scheme.

This card feels more like me.  I used Simply Betty's "SassyWitch Mina" and twisted trees from Tiddly Inks.  The digi stamps are colored with copics and the background was made using distress inks.  I added dimensional smowflakes for my embellies.  The only digital enhancement I added was the sentiment.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Smeared and Smudged 12 days of 4

I'm getting sick again so I'm going to keep this short.  Today's project utilizes a Bombshell Stamp colored with copic markers.  "Naughty" was made with rub on alphas.  I used Bo Bunny papers and DCWV cardstock. 

Be sure to visit the other Jolly Bloggers.  The hop list is on my sidebar.
~Lady B~

Monday, December 6, 2010

SBC 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Welcome back for Challenge #6!

The Children all snug in their beds, while visions of Steampunks danced in their heads!  I don't know about you all, but lately these are some of my favorites in Christmas theme!  They are beautiful in Greens, Reds, and Beige for a more Vintage Christmas feel.  Today I did mine up in frosty blues...totally suitable for the season!  Can you guess what today's challenge is?  Create you most Merry Steampunk project and upload it to inlinkz on the SBC bog  You have until Dec. 7th at 11PM PST!  Good luck all, we can't wait to see you all color these beauties!

Be sure to check out what the gals on the SBC DT have created for you!


~Lady B~

Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Days of Christmas the Smeared and Smudged way - Day 3

Sorry about the lateness.  My damn auto post did not work!

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas...Smeared and Smudged Style! Please check my sidebar for a list of the Jolly Blogggers. For details and prize information on the Twelve Days of Christmas, click here.

Today's project utilizes an awesome digital image from Stampinsanity. It is colored with Copic markers and mounted on Echo Park patterned cardstock that I got from Betty at Simply Betty Stamps and further mounted on DCWV cardstock.  The snowflake was cut with my Cricut.  The sentiment was added digitally.

Please check out what the other Jolly Bloggers have created for you today.  The list is on my sidebar.

~Lady B~

Friday, December 3, 2010

Smeared and Smudged 12 days of 2

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas...Smeared and Smudged Style! Please check my sidebar for a list of the Jolly Blogggers. For details and prize information on the Twelve Days of Christmas, click here.

Today's project utilizes an awesome image from Strange Skin.  It is colored with copics and the holly border and antlers were added digitally.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

SBS New Release!!!

One more before the end of the year! Well maybe.... hee hee! Betty may have just a couple more up her sleeve! Okay, so remember the awesome Victorian Beauties?
Betty has a new and exciting line from the very awesome artist... Gretchen Flores!

Meet Kat Mandu and Friends at the SBC blog then purchase them here.

Here is my contribution for your inspiration.  I was going for a retro fifties look.  How did I do?  Better yet, what awesomeness can you create with Betty's new winter images?
Image: Simply Betty Stamps "Kat Mandu" collection
Markers: Copics
Papers: DCWV
Other: Cricut Joy of the Season

Thanks for Stopping By!

~Lady B~

SBS 12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

We're a quarter of the way in!!! Who hoo! Are ya havin fun? We sure are! These Betty~twists on Christmas projects are sure fun, and OMG you ladies are inspiring US! Each time we visit one of your entires our jaws drop!

Check the SBC blog for the deets on the 4th day of Christmas and prize info.

Here is what I've come up with for your inspiration:

I have used "Bahumbug Christian" from Simply Betty's Emo Christmas line.  Let me tell you, the Christmas Emos Rock!  I totally encourage you to get them in rubber.  Betty's rubber stamps are deeply etched and work great with polymor clay.  Roll out some clay, stamp some images, poke a hole at the top, paint when dry and add a ribbon....and BOOM!  You have awesome Emo Christmas ornaments!

Another idea...with a very clean rubber stamp... roll out some cookie dough, cut out shapes with cookie cutters, and press the stamp into it.  Don't press deeply enough to go through the dough, just deep enough to create an impression.  Then bake and decorate and have your own awesome Emo cookies!  How cool would that be?  Now I haven't actually tried the cookie thing, but I think it would work.  If anyone gives the cookies a try, post pics and send me the link.  I would love to see how they turn out!

~Lady B~

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Christmas...Day 1

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas...Smeared and Smudged Style!  Please check my sidebar for a list of the Jolly Blogggers.  For details and prize information on the Twelve Days of Christmas, click here.

Today I bring you "Delores D'ammage" from Kenny K.  Isn't she Hawt?!  You can purchase her here.  I colored Delores up with copic markers and mounted her on Blue Alpha Block paper. I think it is by Deja View, but I may be wrong.  With over 1000 papers in my stash, it's easy to forget who made what!  I also used generic black cardstock.  I then scanned my project and used some digital elements from picnik (santa hat, stamps, postage ink and the twinkling star texture overlay).

Thanks for stopping by! 

      ~Lady B~