It's finally here! The event all us crafters wait for! This year I am going with the intent to take it all in... the how to, how do I , and where do I start? This year my goal is to start my own scrapbook lines, that's right not just Stamps, but papers, stickers, embellishments, ribbons, and all the little knick-knacks we all grow to love.... hummmm think I can do it? I sure hope so! So my little Minion Rio, Jennifer, and Juanita are joining me this weekend for two days of walking, shopping, ooohing and ahhhing all over CHA! Can't wait! Rio and I leave for the hotel tonight and Juanita and Jennifer will be meeting us tomorrow! I will share pictures with you all as much as I can! I am sure that there is lots to do at L.A. Live! They have the L.A. Market... hey that was the last prize up for grabs during the last season of Hell's Kitchen... my absolute favorite show! WHoohoo!!!! So check out the cool badges I made for us to wear... all digital watch out Susan... I can digital create too LOL!!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THIS WEEK'S MAKE IT A CLASSIC CHALLENGE!!
Hello everyone! I am hoping to reach many of you on this special post...
My daughter Rio is turning 13! OMG another teen in the house! Two teens+one toddler= disasterous fun... on most days! LOL
Okay okay, so let me tell you about the Special Image for my Special girl Rio with a Special Birthday request we got from her this year...
Every year I ask the kids what they want for their birthday. Money, a trip, a party, or an overnight stay at Disneyland.... Rio came to me and said, "Mom, is it really really my choice what I get for my birthday?" I told her of course! So she says, "Ok, this year mom, I want money, but can I do anything at all with it? I mean anything I want mom?" Again, I said of course. "Okay, I want my birthday money to be donated to the children of St. Jude's hospital so they can have a special day, or whatever the money is needed for. I don't want to have money to just blow when I can help other kids that can't get out of bed, or go outside. That's what I want for my birthday!"
Of course I was already choking on my tears before she finished her sentence! What a marvelous request, selfless and special! I had a special image made for her 13th birthday, and I have not told her about it, or shown it to her. I am asking for a very special request myself in honor of my daughter's selflessness.
The image is now available for $3.00, I am asking you all to purchase this special stamp and help me bring my daughter special birthday wishes by mailing off a card you make with the image to her... but wait that's not all... the $3.00 made from every purchase will be donated to St. Jude's, again in Rio's honor. I am planning on taking her after her birthday to the hospital with the money we raise from this image and her birthday money as requested and giving it all to the hospital!
Her birthday is Feb. 8th, if you all could find it in your hearts to give my little girl that special card my mailing it to her I know it would make her day so special... she is always so grateful of the little things and my hope is to fill that mailbox of ours to the brim with Birthday cards! I plan to gather all cards mailed to her from now until the 8th, and secretly putting them all in the mailbox along with her very favorite chocolates: York Peppermint Patties and Peanut Butter cups! That evening after her birthday dinner I am going to ask her to walk down the street with me to the cluster boxes and have her open the mailbox (I am going to pretend I have not checked the mail all day of course) then BAM! they all pop out at her! Whoohooo! She will be thrilled once she realizes what exactly all those letters are.
Here is our mailing address:
PO BOX 132314
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
So, would you all be willing to help Rio raise a little money for the kids and send off a card? If so you can purchase the image at simplybettystamps.com under Rio the Birthday Girl digi! She is the first (but limited edition) of six new Emos to come in the future!
Here is the image: what do you think of it? Pretty cute huh? She's the special birthday diva turing 13!! I will run this image for $3.00 until the 8th of Feb. after that she will be gone for good. So please be aware that she will be a very limited edition digi! She may later make a debut in rubber but I am not making any promises, I will try my best if there is enough interest in her to be made into Rubber. Thank you all for your support! And please please please spread the word about this special fund raiser. Thank you all again!
Posted by Betty Boo! at 10:50 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Hello Everyone!!! We're here with another NEW Release from Simply Betty!! These adorable little guys are from our Betty herself and we're calling them the
Meet Ben, Suzi, Tyler, Jude, Lulu, and Tiff
Purdy sweet huh?!?! Now, we're having a hop to showcase them all! And what's a hop without some prizes huh?? So we will have 3 winners from this hop. One will be chosen from the comments left here, and the other 2 will be randomly selected from comments on the DT girls blogs, so make sure you visit each one for more chances to win!
So please start off with Meridith and continue along the DT blogs, then return here and leave us a note with what you thought. The hop order is also below here for you in case ya get lost!
Simply Betty Challenges (Start here)
Posted by Betty Boo! at 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Finally the last Valentine Emo and release day! WHOOP WHOOP!
So here we are ready for the wheels and deals to get your inky hands on these cuties? Well alright then here we go...
Pre-order sale: All six Rubber Valentine Emos for $36.00 use code RUBVALEMO36
Three Rubber Valentine Emos for $18.00 use code RUBVALEMO18
There will be a limited amount of rubber produced! Once they are gone they are gone and will not be re-ordered for a very long time.
Digi sale: all six Digi Valentine Emos for $16.00 use code VALEMO16
3 Valentine Emos for $8.00 use code VALEMO8
Valentine Emo Card Kit; this kit will include everything you need to complete all six cards from the preview, as well as the card from our first challenge and blog hop tomorrow made by myself! You will get all the papers, embellishments, specialty paper if any, embossed paper if any, and instructions on how to put it all together including Copics used list.
Complete Kit with Digis: $35.75
Complete Kit with Rubber (ships Feb. 1st with the rubber): $49.75
Posted by Betty Boo! at 1:51 AM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
So do ya have a favorite so far? Mine are.... Betty, Rio, Christian, Lola, oh and London and Miller cause I have seen them ha! But don't worry you get to see another one today!
Just think, one more preview, then the big release/blog hop/challenge day! Wahoot!!
London Valentine is here and ready for Valentines as you will see she is loaded with goodies!
Posted by Betty Boo! at 9:23 AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
How were those three cuties to start with? Do ya want more? Of course ya do! So let's see what the DT has prepared for you with Valentine Emo #4!
Posted by Betty Boo! at 12:21 AM
Monday, January 3, 2011
Did you all enjoy Rio? Doesn't she have the cutest little outfit and facial expression? Well check this Valentine Emo out... he's going to crack you up!
Here's Christian... Poor Christian first a Santa suit and now a bow, arrows, and a cupid's diaper! He's always such a sport about these things... not! Look at that face, does he look happy to you? He may not look happy, but he sure is CUH-YUTE!!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
So are you all loving Betty? Is she not the cutest? Ready for more? Well good then here we are with a new Emo... all ready for Valentine's Day with her big chocolate heart!
Posted by Betty Boo! at 3:04 AM
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I know many of you have been waiting for these cuties to appear and we are kicking it off with Betty! Doesn't she look gorgeous!? She can sure break a few hearts out there
Betty and the rest of the Emos will be available in digi form on Friday January 7th at 12 noon. Pre-orders for the Rubber versions will open at that time as well, however the rubber will start shipping Feb. 1st.
The cards you see made by myself will be available in a card kit as well. All six Emo Digis, all papers, embellishments and instructions will be included with your kit. Join us on the 7th for our first Challenge/ Blog Hop of the year and for a chance to win some Valentine Emo digis!
For now let's check out what the DT has prepared for you with Betty Valentine...