Comb Bound Notepad with die cut floral cover

I was playing with one of my new CUP (CraftsUPrint) cut files I picked up with my Crafty Bob Crazy 5 minute Game winnings and decided to make another notepad.  This one will join my growing Abandoned Art project bucket.  I love the contrasting colors on this one, it’s very cheery and reminds me of Texas blue skies and the beautiful wild Sunflowers that are blooming all around us.

The covers are Recollections card stock, as are the two layers of cut out design. It has approx. 40 pages and is bound with a plastic comb binding.

The design is Floral Background Stencil with Mats and is available in various cutting machine formats.  Such a fun cheery cut design and suitable for all sorts of projects, lantern panels, card backgrounds,  decorative boxes.. so many options.





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Abandoned Art – drops 5,6 & 7 DFW TX

We dropped a few pieces tonight while we were out on a store run.. 3 more of the plaster rounds 🙂  Lil man was happy, he got a “secret mission AND M&M’s … mommy just got tired and sweaty lol.  We have 6 more pieces ready to drop later in the week…. a card, magnet, stamped tile, 2 more PoP rounds and a coaster.






We dropped  the glass jar with flowers on the self serve scales at a post office near the store.

This was the only one we managed to get a picture in situ…. without looking suspicious lol






This sunflower went on the counter of an apartment complex laundry room 🙂











and this  pooch was  popped beside a flower pot outside of a local veterinary office.  It probably won’t  get seen till Monday…. unless a passerby notices it, as it’s tucked behind the pot facing the office door.  It looks a bit different to this picture after it was sealed.. the colors are a bit different.more subtle.. but this is  the general idea.






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Velvet Sunflowers thank you card

This is my Crafty Awesomeness Challenge DT card for August.  Our sponsor for August is Power Poppy Digital Stamps, who was one of the Spotlight Artists in June’s Spotlight Series. Power Poppy do the most gorgeous botanical stamps, both digital and physical and if you haven’t seen them already you should check them out.

I kept this one simple to show off this fab image.  I love Sunflowers, they are one of my favorite flowers and I love to see them popping up all over the local area at this time of year.  We have so much new construction here lately that a lot of the wild patches are being carved up, which is a shame…I shall miss that pop of color.

This image was printed on velvet paper and colored with pencil. It has a soft vintage feel to it  that I like. I popped this one on a pre-made card set from Michaels and then added in a die cut thank you  which was also cut from velvet paper.

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Card base – Michaels Recollections  pack

Colored- with CraZart pencils

Image “Sunshine of my  Life”

Printed on SEI Coconut white velvet paper

Sentiment  – SEI Black velvet paper 12×12 sheet from Michaels

Fixings –  Kuretake( Zig) Photo Tape


Challenges entered:

artisticinspirationschallenges (w)

bunnyzoescrafts (w)

craftyourpassionchallenges (w)

craftybootschallenges (14)

craftycardmakers (2w)

incywincydesigns (2w)

mmmchallengeblog (2w)

crafterscafeblogchallenge (2w)

classicdesignteamchallenge (m)

abitmoretimetocraft (m)??

craftsandmeinspiration (m)

cardsgalorechallenges (m)

creativecraftcottage (2w)

cccdigicreations (2w) (m)

digistamps4joy (m)

doodlepantryblog (25th)

inkychicks (12th)

digichoosday (16th)

thesistersofcraft (m)

worldwideopendesignteamchallenge (11th ) 

yourscrapbookplace (m)

papercreatorscrafts (M)


scribblesdesignschallenge 43 (2w)


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Another star studded line up from Gina Marie Designs

I’ve been a bit distracted lately catching up after the spotlight series… and it looks like they snuck in a whole new bunch of fab Gina Marie Designs dies !! I swear I was on there only a week or so ago… I am in soo much trouble lol.  Check out these new dual dot stitch stars coming out in August.
As you may know we already have a giveaway underway with some of the fab new oceanic themed dies.. shells, anchor and coral… but have you seen the rest?  It’s crazy… just the beach/ocean theme alone is bountiful… and I didn’t even get the shark, or the sand dollar in the sneaky peek gallery below !

…some of these are already available, some are set for an August release.

and then I looked more… and I found  these beauties!  I  am seriously enamored by so many of these fab dies…. and at these prices…. I could shop for a week and still not get done *sigh

You will find these AND more in the NEW DIES section and don’t forget to  enter  the Gina Marie Giveaway to try and win a set of dies too 🙂

….and check out those loopy dies…. how cool would those be on your projects?  I was alerted to those when I saw a fab card  posted over on another blog  LOVE these loopy frames and the project is  really pretty.

If you haven’t already seen  the Gina Marie Designs Dies… you are  in for a treat 🙂

Spotlight Series Day 5 – Betty, Simply B Stamps



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?





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


Kats Heart



What is your best and worst personality trait?

I wear my heart on my sleeve







What’s your guilty pleasure ?



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

U.S. Customs Broker


What’s your favorite color?



What was your favorite subject in school…?

Art lol


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

My zombie pin up











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












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



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?



How long have you been in business?


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 ?



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? 



Would you go cave diving with sharks? 



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



Which decade do you think had the best music?



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?




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 





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


ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty








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