Monday, August 18, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness is coming...

Can you all believe it's almost October?  Gosh it's my time of the year, but you all know that!  Of course beside Halloween it is a most important month as it is Breast Cancer awareness month!  This year I am EARLY!  First time ever! 

I came up with two digis for this special month of awareness...

I am A Survivor



and Ribbon Hat Beauty
This one I drew with all intentions of it being specific to Breast Cancer (hence the bare back indicating she's care free and BARING it all for the cause).  However, my son asked me if I could color her up in a Black scheme for the Black Colored Ribbon which is meant for Heart Disease.  Almost a month ago, my son lost his best of friends at only 20 years old due to heart failure.  This bright and wonderful young man filled our hearts and lives with laughter, he became a part of our family, therefore I was more than happy to oblige to my son's request!  


I also had an idea to show our support for Breast Cancer this year.  I thought it would be soooo cool to decorate this awesome hat to wear proudly during Breast Cancer month?  Of course why just during that month right?  Let's all get our HAT on!  I've created mine using the black Ribbon theme for Nick as October was his month as well, it was the time he hung out with us the most, here every weekend, challenging me to cook offs!  SO I will be wearing this one and I will also be making another for Breast Cancer.  

I've put together an AWESOME Hat kit for you!

With the kit you will get this AWESOME hat, and BOTH digs.  You will get the mini grungeboard wings and the bottle cap.  All other embellishments were added on by me for fun.  You will be able to create your own hat look and your own color schemes and FUN!

Here's a close up of the finished hat.

The kit is also available with a BLACK hat if you so wish!

So let's have some fun this year!  Let's show our support SBS style with a HOP!  A Hop to honor all those beautiful woman fighting Breast Cancer, all the women that have survived by show off our hats!  The Hop will be October 5th.  HECK let's make an Auction out of it!  

I am willing to put up my Hat (which I will be making) up for auction and donating the money paid for my hat to Breast cancer!  I would love it if you all could join me on this fun adventure!  

Here's what we will do...

On October 5th, we will show off our Hats here on the SBS blog!  I want to see pictures of your hat and of you WEARING your hat!  Get funky, get glamorous, get SILLY (let's bring these brave women a smile),bling it out, grunge it out, and of course PINK it out to show our support!  

IF you are interested in auctioning off your hat please email me and I will give you all the details.  We will hop first then pic a date that we can all agree on for an auction online, either on Facebook or on here the SBS blog.  

SO whatcha waiting for!!!  Let's get our thinking/crafting HAT on!  Order your kit today and let's get started!  

Get your Hat Kit with digis or the digis individually: HERE

Friday, August 15, 2014

Two SPOOKTAKULAR releases in one!

Happy Friday!  It's a release day YAY and we have a double whammy today!!!

Today we are continuing on with our Halloween images for 2014!  Yep I realize it's only August, but you all know me for starting in July! This means I am BEHIND!  It's August OMGOSH!  Just this weekend I am finally starting to pull out our Halloween decor and "WRECKING" my halls!  HAHAHA ok, ok, enough about all that!

Let's get to the goodies!!


First we have from our Boudoir lines...BOO-doir Bettys (get it?  BOOdoir instead of Boudoir? ahhh I crack myself up!)!!

I am so proud of my very first Haunted House!  Yeah, I know it's quite clean and neat, but I still LOVE it!

Next from our Betty Boo Lines...Halloween Betty Boos!


If you check out the Zombie, there are two versions,
 and both are included when you purchase that image!

Now being that it is still away from being Halloween, you all KNOW that there is still much more SBS Halloween goodness to come right?  So how's about a little contest? 

So using these NEWEST cuties, I am challenging you to hop around the blogs and "SCRAP LIFT" one of my awesome DT members project.  You will follow their color scheme or their layout, or both and create your own project but give it a twist!  Take that inspiration and make it into something yours!  Upload your project here, and you could win a FREE Halloween feature which features YOU.  That's right!  YOU in our next Halloween release drawn by myself, I'll give you a hint, it will be Steampunk Halloween!  Look at that I gave you more than a hint! HA!
Upload to the link tool below and please make sure you let us know who you "scrap lifted" 
your idea from.
You have just TWO days to complete your project and you will have to use one of the new images from either the BOO-doirs or the Halloween Betty Boos lines.  There must be at least 6 participants to choose a winner from.

Winner will be contacted privately and introduced/announced upon release of our Steampunk Halloween images in August (date to be determined)

So what ya waiting for?  Get going!  Hop around the blogs for inspiration, grab your images and get to coloring and creating!

FIRST STEP: check out all the Fabulous Creations made up by the DT

Corinne

Celina

Irene

Rebecca

Tanja

Emily

Kay

Lisa N.

Louise

Lisa H

Summer P

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday solo...winner of the Soloist Contest!

Good evening crafty world and Happy Tuesday!

Yes it is a happy Tuesday as it is SOLO Tuesday time!

YEAH!

Today I have a super fun one!  I challenged a friend and great artist Fernanda on Facebook to join me in drawing up a Steampunk Fairy!  SO this is what I came up with:


She was LOADS of fun!  You can find Steampunk Fairy Betty in our Tuesday Solos section.

I have to show you what Fernanda did, amazing fairy and great coloring!  
Here is her fairy:


Isn't she amazing!  I think I have her convinced to sell her, you'll have to find Fernanda on Facebook tho as she doesn't have a blog, but she sure is an awesome artist and colorist!  
Find her here: Fernanda Oravec

Now onto our colorist announcement!
I love having little contests, what I don't like is choosing, because I want to choose EVERONE!  I love everyone's work, and for the Solo Colorists everyone did an AMAZING job!  Good thing I leave it up to my wonderful DT to pick winners and vote amongst themselves, as I would have said everyone wins!  LOL we all know that's not the rules and only one was to be chosen.

Here is the DTs choice and winner for the Tuesday Solos Colorist!

Erin Stephenson!

Congratulations Erin!  You will be seeing Erin's wonderful work starting next Tuesday when she shows off her Steampunk Fairy Betty and the next Tuesday Solo!

BUT wait, there is more!  Yes only one Solo Colorist was to be chosen....for a few months at a time of course! HAHAHA so while Erin will reign Soloist Queen from August to December, we have TWO more winners to reign the next two quarters: January, February, and March, as well as April, May, and June!
Let's see who those winners are....

Tuesday Solos Colorist winner for January, February and March 2015....

Sharon Paxton aka Scrapbook Nut!

Tuesday Solos Colorist for April, May, and June 2015.....

Debbie Rolls aka Debs

Congratulations ladies, once your dates come up I will contact you and get you all settled ;) 

Happy stamping everyone!  I hope you enjoy my Steampunk Fairy today and hope to see her colored up everywhere on the net...let's plaster this cutie on our blogs, Facebook pages and galleries!   


Friday, August 1, 2014

Trick or Treat....in the Summer!

Happy Friday everyone!  We have the start of our Halloween images to with our newest RELEASE!  These little cuties are sure to melt your candy bowl with their cute, innocent and fun little costumes!
Who doesn't like a little kid all dressed up and begging for candy right?

Jude Little Tricksters

These are extra special for me as I have had all three of my kids dressed up as one of them at some point!  Eduardo, artist for the Jude and the Rockers for SBS executed them perfectly for me!  

I won't keep you long, as I know you want to hop around leaving some comments for my DT gals and see what all they've created to help get you started on Halloween for the year!  Forget Christmas in July it's Halloween in August time!!!

You can find Little Tricksters here:



Before you go we have chosen a Betty Boodoirs guest for the rest of 2014... using the Birthday Boudoirs the winner is....

Debbie Miller
Congrats Debbie you will be contacted for details.

Now get to hopping!!

Happy SummerWEEN!

Hello everyone and Happy SummerWEEN!  Here at SBS I have officially dubbed August 1st SummerWEEN!  We have a fun SummerWEEN swap lined up for you and maybe it will just get you all to join our Facebook page were we have fun Swaps like these all the time!

SO here we go!

My partner was Marie Franklin, and she send me this box of goodies!


and the card she made for me using Sand Witch


Thank you Marie!!

Here is what I sent to Marie

My card using Sand Witch 

The box of loot I sent her.  I hope you enjoy it all Marie

Now it's your turn to hop leave a comment for a chance to win our Sand Witch divi!  All you have to do is leave a comment along with your email address at each blog.  I will chose one random comment at each blog and email the Sand Witch digi to the winning comment of each blog!

Get to hopping!

Start : Simply Betty Stamps (You are Here)

your next stop is Corinne 

here is the rest of the hop list:


Have fun and again, Happy SummerWEEN!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Preparing for The 13 days of Halloween...Secret Release #2

Goooooood Morning SBS fans!  Remember me saying something BIG and FUN is coming?  Well we are about to kick it off with a SECOND Secret release with a purpose to our madness!

Here's a little sneak peek of  Secret Release #2 



You all remember our 13 days of Halloween right?  Well this year we will be adding a little twist to this fun event!  

We are looking for 13 contestants, to participate in the RUN FOR THE PRINCESS OF HALLOWEEN Contest!  

What's that you say? WELL let me tell ya!  

We are looking for 13 contestants to compete for 6 months worth of FREE SBS images in 2015!  This means that from January 2015 through June 2015 everything...EVERYTHING; New lines, Solos, Tuesday Solos, color guide images, and pretty much everything I put out during those 6 months is yours FREE!  Your cards or projects made with any of those free images given to you will be featured on our blog and on our sites!  You will be offered the opportunity to be our GUEST DESIGNER for each release (full line releases only) as well, it is not required but you will have the option.  You can't pass that up right?

Prize #2 for the 13 contestants chosen: A Halloween Digi of yourself!  You get to pick your costume and pose!  I will draw it up and make it into a digi for everyone else to be able to purchase.  All 13 contestants will get one another's image free as well.  Kind of like 13 free commissions!  Whoop Whoop!

These 13 contestants will be competing against not only each other for the big Prize but with the rest of the crafty world during our 13 days of Halloween for other prizes.  The difference?  The 13 contestants will be featured every day on our blog and fan page sites with their challenge pieces!   

Each day of the 13 days of Halloween we will also have smaller prizes and the challenges will be opened to everyone else wanting to join in for the prizes given during the 13 challenges.  

Here's another big advantage!  The 13 contestants will get a very big advantage!  Sept. 1st all the challenges and dates will be emailed to the contestants, this means you will have information that no one else will have until the challenges are posted!  You can get ahead of yourself and start working on  your challenges before everyone else and win those prizes as well, while you are competing for the Huge Princess of Halloween prize which is the 6 months of FREE SBS images!  

A badge, and blog header or Facebook banner will be made for you as well to let everyone know you are participating in this and are a contestant for the Run for The Princess of Halloween!

With all that said here is how to enter:

1. You MUST use one image from our secret release found here: Secret Release #2 and please keep this secret and of course no sharing of digis policy applies (yes I have to throw a reminder due to some recent sharing :( so sad).  The secret release will be available for only 2 days Wednesday 7/30/2014 and Thursday 7/31/2014.  

2. Email your projects to simplyb10@aol.com to be considered to be one of the 13 Princess of Halloween contestants by August 25th.  Winners will all be announced Sept. 1st and assignments will be sent out.  VERY IMPORTANT: Getting assignments does not mean you will get images to participate with, you will still have to follow the same challenge guidelines as everyone else. Your advantage is that you are getting the information one month in advance where the rest of the crafty world will get the information as it is posted during each of the 13 days of Halloween.  You must keep it all under wraps as well and not share any information on the challenges with anyone.  

3. There must be at least 26 entries to choose 13 contestants.  If only 13 enter we will honor it by choosing 6 contestants from 13 entries.  WE cannot do this if we do not have less than 13 contestants please spread the word and get your friends to participate in this fun event!!

If chosen:

1. You are required to complete all 13 challenges for all 13 days of Halloween.  Again, you are being given an advantage by having all the information on all 13 Challenge a full month in advance.

2. A picture of yourself is required for our Run for the Princess of Halloween Gallery!

3. You will be required to submit your projects for each challenge at least 24 hours in advance before the challenge goes live.  Again, you have the advantage to work ahead with all information given to you Sept. 1st!  The reason for this is to feature your project along with our DT member of the day during all 13 days.  You will be featured all 13 days on the blog!  This will give everyone a chance to see  your projects.

The more you enter the better your chances!!  Don't limit yourself to just one image, merge a few, get crazy!!  This is a BIG prize you are competing for let's see your BIGGEST projects ever!  

Winner will be announced November 10th (my big 4-0 Birthday whoop)

The 13 days of Halloween start on October 1st!  There will be as mentioned 13 days spread out through the month of October.  Some days you will have 3 days to work on your projects some just two or one before the next challenge goes up!

For those not chosen and those not wanting to enter into this contest...

Yes you will be able to compete on all 13 days during the 13 days of Halloween as you wish.  You will not be eligible for the big prize, but you will be eligible to participate for the prized given on each of the 13 days of Halloween.

Well what are you waiting for get your secret release and get to entering!!!  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Solo!

Happy Tuesday!  You know it's Happy because we have two new Digis for today!! 

First I have Amy Spider.  This one is special because my sister has asked me to be her artist for her last Tattoo!  I sketched this up and she loved it, but now she is wanting something different!  UGH little sisters!  BUT that just means this one became a Tuesday solo for today...although I sketched her out months and months ago!  


Next, Sugar Skull Betty!  I LOVE Day of the Dead images, and love coloring them up!  Imagine the possibilities!  Black and white with a little bit of color would be AMAZING on this cutie!


I hope you enjoy these two cuties, and remember we are still having our Colorist contest for the Tuesday solos here: Tuesday Colorist Contest.