Apology !! and updates

First of.. sorry, I got so caught up with personal stuff I totally forgot to post the winner for the last Crafty Awesomeness Challenge… DOH! So that will be posted on the 15th along with the latest Crafty Bugaboo Challenge winner.

We had visitors from out of state and we ran off to play hookey in the woods.. my sons first vacation. He had an absolute blast… so many first were crammed into those 4 days lol.

He got his first horse and carriage ride around the city, petted his first Guinea Pig, first vacation, first time camping, first time fishing, first worm.. lol that was hilarious haha. He got to play on a beach for the first time… admittedly it was sand on the side of a big lake… which to me…. isn’t a beach…. but he loved it. He got his first baseball glove and his first boxing gloves and punch bag.

When we got home we were so tired we went to bed and then when we woke up… lil man was sick :/  …but he is all good now and mommy has some major catch up to do.  I pretty much turned off all technology  for a few days, and now I am paying for it haha.   But so worth it to see how much fun the lil man had.

But now we are back to the real world….and momma got some work to do!

We picked up some cool  items along the lake shore to use in craft projects, there are new shaker card windows coming.. and a bunch more  blog posts to get caught up..as well as the new Bugaboo challenge on the 15th… so lots to do.  I am also still jobhunting and  getting ready to move, so craziness abounds!  But Halloween is coming .. Muhahahaha

October 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

Well here we go again….. It’s almost time for  Halloween!  who’s ready ?

Well I thought I would try something different and threw down a little theme for my ladies… and of course my ladies threw it right back at me lol.  Thanks girls lol.. that is what I love about this DT team… we are exactly that A TEAM and we all take charge of our crafty destiny.

So I throw out Black on Black with one additional color if needed … and I get back….

 

..and this is why I love my ladies lol. Everyone is perfectly happy and comfortable enough with each other that bending the rules and doing as they please is totally cool…and so beautifully done too.

All teasing aside..  the black was just an idea I had since Halloween was approaching and we rarely see Black on Black and it was something I wanted to play with.   And let’s be fair.. not everyone is like me and would love a Black on Black wedding card, or sympathy card haha.  If you haven’t tried it… it’s definitely a fun one to play with.

I have visitors coming in from out of state…  and still caught up with jobhunting and such, but I will try and get my project done ASAP.  I did do one, but was too impatient and already posted it last week lol…so I need to make a new one for the challenge.

Ok… so winner announcement for the September Challenge.. will be posted later night.

And I am sponsoring this month’s prize…. which is>>>> a $10 Gift cert for

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month.  These posts are shared  on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.  But please be patient as I do have some important family issues going on right now.

Clearance section at Fire Mountain Gems & Beads

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For all you ladies who like to beads and gems… I thought I would share this from one of my affiliates.  It’s the clearance page over at Fire mountain gems.. up to 90% off some pieces.

They also have a sale on beads and pearls till October 8th… up to 60% off..

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 40th Anniversary Sale

Limited quantities on clearance obviously.. obviously, so if you wanted to bump up your  supplies without spending a fortune… check it out  🙂

They also have some fab Halloween goodies for those who  can’t resist the urge 🙂

I will be compensated for purchases made through affilaite links on this page

 

Time to Dance Around the Cauldrons ?

Here is  another card I made using Rick St Dennis’s “Cha Cha Witch” ..I love this image.

Hope everyone had a Fab World Card Making Day!!  colored with Chameleon Pens and a dry inked backgroundrsd_witchy_ornage_wmd

 

Challenges

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www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge

abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk

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Humorous card – are you that one in 5?

I had so much trouble choosing an image for this DT  Challenge piece… and then I saw it… and I just knew.

THIS was the one!!!  this is the kinda card I could give to any one of my friends… we’re all Bat Shit Crazy  in our own way lol…and that is what makes us such great friends.  Such a super simple card .. but such a fun one to make.    When you look at this image, don’t tell me you can’t name names from your circle of friends lol

This is “Monster Family” by Sasayaki glitter, who is our October Sponsor  for the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.   Come on over and join in the fun,  you don’t have to be Crazy to take part, but it never hurts lol.

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Challenges:

www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge

abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk

classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot

cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot

KenyK New Releases are Spooktacular

Check out the Brand New Releases from KennyK today….

LOVE LOVE LOVE these…. be sure to check out club KennyK too for the latest challenge and a chance to win more Fab KennyK digis.   I was lucky enough to win last time with my “Elfie Stick” card …. so come on over and have some fun at Club KennyK 

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“Bride of Frankie” Halloween digi stamp

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“Spell Caster Digi Stamp Set” Halloween digi stamps 

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“Book of Spells” Halloween digi stamp

Spotlight Series Day 24 – Alyce, Kit and Clowder

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Who are you?  

Alyce from Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes www.kitandclowder.com

Kit & Clowder Facebook Group

Kit & Clowder Blog

 

 

Where are you? 

Australia!

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously

Just over two years ago when I turned Kit and Clowder from just my blog to our online colouring class website. Well, I was probably taking it still seriously before then making many many design team cards but I never dreamed that I would be doing this now with our classes 🙂

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? 

I am so chicken! I would be like Phoebe in Friends where she went to get a tattoo and only got a dot before she pulled out hahaa! I don’t even know what I would get – a cat?

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale? 

Our Skin and Hair class although both the content and the format has changed drastically since the launch!

 

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Who is your inspiration/muse?

My inspiration is everyone who forms Kit and Clowder. I would not be doing this if it weren’t for all of the Clowdies that are part of our group. When I am feeling down I know that I can feel inspired and uplifted by flicking through our Facebook Group and seeing everyone’s work, and also when people post non-craft related stuff. It makes me feel excited that people like to share their lives with us and makes me want to share back.

 

How many people work with/for you ?

Just me 🙂 But Jon, Mr Clowdie, is my sounding board behind the scenes. I also have some really close friends that I have met since doing this that I know I can discuss about any topic/run through any idea and they 100% support me and tell me if my ideas are bad! 🙂

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Oh my… everything Disney? Does Pixar count as cartoon? If we are going movie I would say Wall-e.. but if it’s cartoon tv it is Pokemon

 

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If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

ELSA! Or Anna! Or Belle! Or Cinderella! Or Rapunzel! Or Pin Manager!

 

 

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

90s!!! Spice Girls! hahaaa!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax

I like to read, sing, or play computer games with Jon 🙂

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.

Cat – fluffy cat wanting lots of cuddles and food

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

I sing in the shower, not in the shower, and frequently get caught out by the postman.

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What is your most popular item in the store/shop? 

Our Skin and Hair Class

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them? 

Probably Angel from Buffy hahaa! No I haven’t drawn him hahaa!

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

Joss Whedon and we would talk all things Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Avengers 🙂

 

What’s your favorite color?

It changes all the time! I like Purple and Aqua at the moment 🙂 But I really love all colours and having bright colours around makes me feel happy 🙂

 

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Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Uh not this question!! I am currently being persuaded into this for our Honeymoon O_O Sharks are one of my big fears and I think if I saw a Great White I would pass out in the water. I would say no but I think if I don’t say yes I won’t be getting married haha.

 

 

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

English – I wanted to be a writer and I looove reading

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

Disneyland! We went last year while teaching our US Retreats and it was the BEST!

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Yes but I would be so scared! hehe! It really intrigues me because I feel there are so many stories and encounters for there not to be some sort of truth?

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

I have a bad habit of getting the coffee/chai latte sachets and halving them so I can get more drinks to keep me full! So I have many many of those to try and stop me eating everything in the house. But I usually still do – biscuits and chocolate 🙁

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store? nature

Our new Elements of Nature class – I think it is our most professional class and also flowers and nature are really forgiving for people to colour. Skin and Hair is our most popular class but the actually topic itself is much harder so I think sometimes it’s nice for people to take a break and colour some flowers for some great results 🙂 I also love our Monthly Colouring Class as I feel that it really challenges me to come up with the content and I see the best results in this class. I see people improve the quickest here as they are challenging themselves.

 

Favorite quote?

If you are not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative – Woody Allen

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Disney. everything.

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

Interior Architect

 

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What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Christmas – I love getting presents for people and get so excited to give them 😀 I can’t sleep on Christmas eve.

 

 

 

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

Our Technique Classes take about 2-3 months of straight working on them from concept, writing the material, colouring samples, filming, editing, and putting the actual classroom and graphics together. It’s a really long process! It takes longer now than when I first started as I still do our one on one feedback daily which takes a few hours, plus our monthly class, and all of the admin work. So a Technique class probably takes about 4-5 months now.

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

So many! I love all Taylor Swift 🙂 And anything cheesy hehe

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love how supportive everyone is. I feel that people go out of their way to help one another and to make me feel welcome in their lives. I feel that I don’t have customers but I have friends and I’m so lucky to have met so many of our members now and know that we have a real friendship. I feel extremely lucky.

 

Spotlight Series Day 5 – Betty, Simply B Stamps

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Who are you? 

Betty Roberts, Simply B Stamps

Store: Simply B Stamps

Facebook Group: Simply B Stamps Fan Page

 

 

Where are you?

Big Bear Lake, CA

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

hmmmmm….at the age of 3?  LOL I started REALLY designing and putting out my own art about 2013, but started my company in 2010

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

It was my Emos, unfortunately I no longer have them on the site and they were rubber.

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

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Ohhhh that one is easy this one: ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

My daughter Rio is my muse, I draw inspiration from myself (omg is that narcissist) things I see out in the world, a movie…so many things inspire me.

 

How many people work with/for you ?

I have 2 admins and a DT of 7, all which are AMAZING ladies!

 

Name your favorite cartoon? Disney’s

The Princess and the Frog

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Kats Heart

 

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

I wear my heart on my sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Cheesecake

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

U.S. Customs Broker

 

What’s your favorite color?

Purple

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Art lol

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

My zombie pin up
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When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

2004 Disney cruise to the Bahamas

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes? YES!!!

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Professor Plum…FEMME lol

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If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

UMMMM MALEFICENT!!

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

The Conjuring at the moment…

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?

Mrs. Edgar Allan Poe!

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

Even if they are listening

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

at the moment my Sunflower Farm Rio SunflowerRioOLI

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Johnny Depp, no not yet

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

Chef

 

How long have you been in business?

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Cake and Wine Betty

6 years in JUNE WHOOP (I will take Urban Decay, Sephora, or Macy gift cards in the way of Bday gifts WINK WINK)

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

My fabric glue, omg I use it EVERY single time I craft.

 

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway?

Lol  Hmmmmm….has it all been a bed of roses without thorns?  NOPE, it’s been many times dramatic, hard, but so worth every minute of it! I would change a thing, not even the mistakes.

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

JOHNNY DEPP!!!!

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

Sliced fresh mozzarella with Italian dressing

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year? 

HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN…HALLOWEEN WHOOHOOO HALLOWEEN

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks? 

HELL YEAH

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked 

Abigail

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

80s

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare? 

OMG YES… and YES nightmare! You’d pee your pants laughing!!  Wanna hear it, of course you do….so I get set up by my friend with this guy that is managing a McDonald’s….supposedly he would be picking me up in the company car…THIS FOOL ROLLS UP in a BIG MAC!  No, no, that was not the make or the model of say a Toyota or a Nissan, I mean a car in the shape of the TWO ALL BEEF PATTIES SPECIAL SAUCE AND ALL!!!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Drawing

 

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Day of the Dead In Prayer

 

 

 

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die? 

Loving Mother (how boring huh?)

 

 

 

 

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around? 

UGH No!! Can’t stand the “acting”

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

YES, Zombie Betty would be the first Zombie to plant her little Zombie flag!

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

As long as I grow old give it to me any way ya want! lol

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be? 

Oh damn, I dunno I don’t know cars what so ever…just one that runs smooth, BLACK, and bad ass.

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

4-6 hours

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like

No view, I sit on the floor in the living room with a Halloween or scary movie in the background, or my music usually… my view is my mind and my pad of paper 😉

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere? 

Yeah by Usher…I start doing the pizza roll and all!

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man? 

My parents WITH tales of the boogey man.

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work? 

Their kindness, and willingness to let me be me and share in my life events.

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise ?

 ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty 

 

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Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

 

ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simply B stamps – DT Call

Check it out ladies and gents!

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We are looking for ONE DT member to join our crazy (not really, pretty laid back actually) team!

4 projects a month (sometimes less, did I say how laid back we are)!

From July 2016 – December 2016

 

 


How to apply? Simple….

Facebook Group – Simply B Stamps Fan Page
Store – Simply B Stamps

Participate in this month’s challenges and events that require you to create with SBS images. That’s it!

I will be watching out for those that are interested, so if you are interested when you enter an event or a challenge, please mention “Would like to be considered for DT position”. The new member will be contacted July 1st and your term will begin…so get ready if you are chosen to work your little fingers off (not really, we really are very laid back)!!!

 

Spotlight Series Day 2: Janice – Scrapper’s Delights

Who are you ?  My name is Janice AKA Scrapper’s Delights

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Store: Scrapper’s Delights
Facebook: Scrappers Delights*
Challenge Blog: Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog

 

Where are you ? I live in the UK

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

Well I started off designing Digital Scrapbooking Kits back in 2009 and in June/July 2011 I started Digital Stamps.

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?
I believe it was Beach Sweet Hearts 

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Beach Sweet Hearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store? 

The Proposal (Featuring Lady Jane)

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Who is your inspiration/muse?

Mmmmm that is hard it’s not really a who I think Nature and my own imagination.

 

How many people work with/for you ?

I have 4 promotion teams

In total  33

I know it HUGE but they really are the best and work so hard.

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

The Fantastic Adventures Of Unico

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Favorite quote?

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What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Shopping for craft and mixed media supplies, I just have to have them ALL lol

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I was in Retail Management, Training And Delivering National Vocational Qualifications.

 

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?

James Cameron Creator Of The Terminator (franchise)

….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?

Various questions on the story line and some of the inconsistencies, or potential pit falls in the time travel theory and see if there was a reasonable answer as I have laid awake contemplating this lol

 

What’s your favorite color?

Gosh that’s like asking which is your favorite parent lol, I love all colors I find them all YUMMY especially bright’s

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Now that one is easy ART lol

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? 

Oooooo this one I love it but too chicken to have it lol

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What is your best and worst personality trait?

I asked my husband this and his response was:

My best is being persistent in seeing something through and not giving up.

My worse is being persistent in seeing something through and not giving up as I am a perfectionist and like a dog with a bone lol.

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

I would, as long as I had my Husband with me to hide behind lol

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Well I did the online questions to answer this

 

” You got: Mr. Green

Such a sweet, sweet person. You’re completely harmless… or so they think. What everyone else doesn’t understand is that you’re the real star and everyone else is your supporting cast. Without you, everything would fall apart.”

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

Vanellope (Wreck It Ralph)

She can race around in a cool candy car all day and be cheeky to everyone and still be called cute lol

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What’s your favorite horror movie?

Movie: Brain Dead

TV: American Horror Story

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.

No one comes to mind sorry

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

No, sorry Im a bit boring lol

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

Wonderland Kit & Caboodle By Scrapper’s Delights
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Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them? 

Corey Haim in his teen years

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How long have you been in business?

7 years

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Halloween!!

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

Mmmm well I love to colour my fringe/bangs bright blue/pink or purple  and I am 41 so what do you think lol

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