Friday, January 30, 2015


Have been making valentines this week for family and friends and wanted something rather simple and elegant - so came up with this card today.

I figured out where I wanted the PTI flourishes to be and then used my Fiskars stamp press for positioning on the card.  After embossing with liquid platinum I trimmed the piece to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered to the base.  I die cut the heart from a gorgeous Teresa Collins "Studio Gold" paper pad that my friend Joy sent me in the Hero Arts secret santa exchange.  This paper is gorgeous and if you can find it anywhere pick it up. Snipped some bits of foam tape and put on the back of dots to give the heart a little lift.  Joy also sent me the matching enamel dots so added on a glittery heart. Sprinkled on some bits of gold confetti - done and dusted!

 If you love Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder, like I do, use my 15% discount code at a2z Scrapbooking  (BETTY15) and save a bit of $$.

Thanks for stopping - always enjoy reading your kind comments.  Betty

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I have another post today on a2z Scrapbooking's blog - here's a sneak peek -
It's a really pretty Valentine so be sure to hop over there and check it out - and remember you can always a 15% discount in the a2z shop on all your favorite Hero Arts supplies by using my discount code - BETTY15.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Betty

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


This past week I received some exciting news - a2z Scrapbooking asked me to become a member of their design team - famous first for me!!  And what a crazy day on Saturday - just when I finished the Hero Arts scramble #100, I had an email from Kymona saying that my first post would be due to go live on 13 January!!  So not only did I have to create a card, but also post it using Wordpress which I had never used before.  Good thing I'm a little bit computer savvy and managed to do that after creating my card.  Here's a peek of what I created:
I used a new technique (to me) which I have explained in my post.  So head on over to the a2z blog and check it out.  If you need any Hero supplies a2z is the go to place with my 15% discount for you - BETTY15 - good on a minimum purchase of $25 at their store. Think about joining their January challenge - New to You - and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. 

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Today Barb challenged us to use our favorite Hero Arts image and sentiment in a card - and get it finished and posted in 90 mintues.  Have always loved this HA sentiment so started with it and then used the HA butterfly die.  The blue watercolored background was a scrap lying on my desk.  Since the theme this week on Merry Monday is "snowflakes" I am entering it in their challenge also.

Supplies: HA D4236, D1078, CL234; Neenah metallic cardstock

Thanks for stopping by and love reading your comments.  Betty

Friday, January 9, 2015


Virginia's View Challenge this month is "clean slate".  My card is another version of the CASE of Laura Bassen's card that I previously made for Kara's Friday Inspiration File challenge.  I needed some thank you cards so did the same design in different colors.  Since it has lots of white space I think it qualifies for Virginia's challenge.  Am also entering this in Happy Little Stampers challenge of CAS+water coloring (thanks to Loll for suggesting I enter).

Before water coloring the background, I spritzed the paper with water & Perfect Pearls -gives it a  lovely glimmery effect, but difficult to photograph.

Supplies: Memory Box Gorgeous Gardenia outline die and Technique Tuesday sentiment

Thanks for stopping by and making my day with your kind comments.  Betty

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


I have been following Kara's Friday Inspiration File on Pinterest for ages.  Since she just did her 200th file, her challenge is use one of her chosen cards as inspiration and post it on her blog.  I chose this card by Laura Bassen.
Here is my card:
I need thank you cards for some Christmas gifts and am planning on making more of these in different colors. 

Supplies: Memory Box Gorgeous Gardenia outline die and Technique Tuesday sentiment

Thanks for stopping and I so appreciate your comments!  Betty