Sunday, February 26, 2012

"bling" it on, baby!!

DoodleDragon (Dustin Pike) is having another fun challenge this week....all about the bling.  Using one of his images make something with bling...glitter, gems, stickles, rhinestones, glitter ritz....well you get the idea.  I created this card using Glitter Ritz.  I colored it with copics and it shimmers so pretty.  I added Glimmer Ribbon from Creative Impressions to top it off.  Go get your "Bling" on!!

Y15, Y19, Y38 YR04, E33, E35, E57, E79, YG25, YG67

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Another Betty!

This is morning Betty.  I think she is the besets ever!

You can get her in both digi or rubber HERE.  Do a search on the right side for morning betty...or just Betty and see all the others too.

I used my favorite pink R81 83 and 85, browns E31 E33 E35 E57 E79, for the skin E50 E51 E93 and E11, and for her hair i mixed it up a little Y31 YR25 E57

Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring Cleaning At Simply Betty

Spring Cleaning Sale and a Surprise Limited Release!  Here is my Betty all done up....scroll down and see morning Betty in curlers with her to color her up...she is one of my favorites!!  Get her while she is still a digi!

Spring is almost here, that means I need to make room for our upcoming Halloween, Christmas, Summer, and other fun little releases! I know I am jumping the gun, and it's not even the weekend at the moment when sales usually start, but hey that's what makes us SBS right? We march to the beat of our own kooky drum!

Today through Feb. 29th take 30% off any $25 or more purchase (CANNOT BE APPLIED TO DIGIS)! Won't you help me spread the word and Spring Clean!?? Use Coupon code SpringCleaning!

Here's a little bonus... LIMITED DIGI release! Only 2 days of these Cah-YUTE Digis:
The Bettys Series 2
(Please remember discount of 30% does not apply for digis, to avoid mistakes all digis will be emailed manually and directly from me after I receive notification of purchase of the digis)
Left to Right... Scrapbooking Betty, Nurse Betty, UK Betty, Hogwarts Betty, Liberty Betty, Bikini Betty, Morning Betty, and Just Betty

Aren't they the CAH-YUTE-EST! You can find them here: The Bettys 2

Grab them while they are digis you digi lovers!!!

Autumn Challenge

Over at Make It Crafty its challenge time.  I LOVE doing the challenges as it really makes me think...color...think some more...thats how I end up using 3 hours of my day for a card.  You should try the challenges sometime.  Go HERE if you want to see all the entries...or HERE for inspiration.  This is what I did for the Autumn challenge.  I decided not to go with the traditional orange red green like you would first think of...I went for the Autumn on the coast which says brown and blues.....I miss the ocean...sigh....

Using Stampendous NEW Steel Blue Glass Glitter, Shabby white Enamel, and Mica flakes I created the texture on the image.  

Image colored with Copics of course...YG11 BG10 BG0000 E31 E33 E79 W3 W5 W7 Blender solution and burlap for texture.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

May Arts and Stampendous show off week continues

I have a couple more to show you.  If you haven't commented on either Stampendous air MayArts blog scroll down to the prior post and click on the links....You won't be sorry!  I have to admit I am partial to a few things.....this is a ribbon I can not get enough of....and to think it comes in so many colors need more!!!!  Here is the link to the party color HERE.  Here are my two cards using this ribbon.  It is the best because it can be elegant as well as old and rustic.  To make it old looking you just heat it with your heat gun and it crinkles.  Do this in a well ventilated room as its really melting.  Here is a "she" card and a "he" card.

Both cards are embossed with Stampendous Bark embossing powder.  The Steamboat has shabby white embossing enamel for the water.  Both images are new and are so fun and versatile.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

May Arts and Stampendous week

May Arts and Stampendous week is here again and you can win some really fun stuff by just commenting on their blogs and Facebook. 

 Here is a card I created using May Arts satin reversible stitched ribbon.  With a little twist you can see both sides on the same card.  I used this ribbon with Stampendous NEW Cling Botanical Asperula.  I embossed the image using Stampendous Clear Bark embossing powder (MY FAVORITE FOR EVERYTHING!!).  Once embossed I used Stampendous spray bottle spritzer to moisten the paper and then sprinkled with instant coffee to give it an aged look.

If you love what you see feel free to leave me some love...but if you want to win the goodies go to STAMPENDOUS and MAY ARTS blogs and leave a comment.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I Have Been Published

I am so excited and have been holding on to the secret for a while!  I have officially been published and it was not in a magazine but a BOOK!  Do you want to know more?  Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have published their second Copic Coloring Guide - Nature.  You can now get your copy at ANNIES ATTIC HERE.  If you liked the first book, this one is even better.  This book is the next level in the series.  Also included with the book is a CD with all the images from the tutorial section of the book.  This book is more focused on specific "how to color" techniques like coloring things from black and white objects and foliage to ground and sky (and many more).  All the assembly instructions of the cards has been included on the CD allowing more room for samples in the book itself.  The book is full of beautiful images with more detail to coloring.  Be sure to get yours soon as the demand will be high.

Jennifer Dove

Monday, February 13, 2012

Current Class Schedule

Upcoming classes:

You can also click on above link to access this information as del as on the right hand side of the blog.  See you soon!

2/17 - Card class (eyes, hair, and face) 1030am @ The Craft Retreat
2/17 - Airbrushing with Copics 230pm @ The Craft Retreat

2/18 - Card class (eyes, hair, and face) 1030am @ The Craft Retreat
2/18 - Airbrushing with Copics 230pm @ The Craft Retreat

2/19 - Bust It Out Build A Book Class2 SOLD OUT @ Stamp Works

2/22 - "Frantage" encrusted embossing class 1030am @ Crop Girls

2/25 - Card Class "Antics" 1pm @ Stamp Works

3/17 - Build-A-Book (BAB) class 5 1030am and 230pm @ The Craft Retreat
3/23 - "Frantage" encrusted embossing class 12pm @ The Craft Retreat

3/25 - Bust It Out Build A Book Class3 SOLD OUT @ Stamp Works
3/30 - Card Class - Lions, tigers, cows OH MY! @ Stamp Works
3/31 - Card Class - Antics 1030am and 230pm @ The Craft Retreat

4/14 - Build-A-Book (BAB) class 6 1030am and 230pm @ The Craft Retreat

4/20 - Card Class "Cutie Critters" @ The Craft retreat
4/20 - Glitter Ritz technique class @ The Craft Retreat
4/21 - Card Class "Cutie Critters" @ The Craft retreat
4/21 - Glitter Ritz technique class @ The Craft Retreat

5/4 - 5/6 Florida Build-A-Book Retreat @ The Enchanted Scrapbook

The Craft Retreat
5930 W Greenway Rd, Ste 21
Glendale, AZ 85306
602. 843-3197

Crop Girls
9720 W Peoria Ave #130
Peoria, AZ
623. 972-0600

Stamp Works, Inc.
238 South Wall St
Chandler, AZ 85225

Sunday, February 12, 2012


If your here for the Stampendous Hop...just scroll down.  I have some stuff for posting and figured I should show it to you.

This image is from SIMPLYBSTAMPS  I love this image.  For red hair I always use E35 E08 and R59.  My skin tones are E50 E51 E93 for cheeks and BV20 for shadows.  For this image I used the Toner Grays.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

FRAGMENTS...more fragments and chunky stuff!

This Saturday the Stampendous team has something extra special planned for you...we have combined our regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA last month! Pull up a chair, grab a warm beverage and yummy snack, and get ready to be wowed!

We've asked our Design Team to use our new Color Fragments for this Blog Hop, creating a card, scrapbook page, or out of the box project with these little bits of pure color. Color Fragments can be applied with any adhesive, mixed with resins, paints, clays, or just used around the house in plants, fish bowls, candles, soaps, any craft you care to tackle. They are non-toxic, don't melt at normal embossing temperatures, and you can easily crush them if you desire smaller flakes or different shapes. You'll love our five spring colors, and you'll adore what our team has done with them.

Now, check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:
Jennifer Dove  Thats ME!
and a VERY special guest designer for this Blog Hop
As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies we are showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as here on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of these five fantastic prize packs. Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments:

Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!! You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address.

And don't forget....We want YOU to play along with us in our monthly challenge! Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you've loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool below my signature (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST. You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Betty Munster IS CUTE!

Release Day

I bet many of you may have guessed the last image huh?

Yep it's Betty... Munster of course!  WHoohooo!  I am sooooo excited about this image!  If you want yours make sure you go to and see all the awesomeness she has!

Don't forget about these new rubber stamps!  Our Awesome Steampunks are finally in stock and ready to ship!  

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

HOP HOP HOPPY Birthday Rio!!

Today is a special day for a very pretty, young lady named Rio.  Rio is turning 14 today and is the daughter of Betty of  We would like you to join in on our birthday celebration by joining in on this Birthday hop.

We usually have a release blog hop.  But today its both a release and a birthday.  Whoop whoop!!!

So todays image is the reveal as well as a birthday hop!


Ok, ok on to the hop!  Please please please wish Rio a very Happy Birthday at the SBS blog!  7 lucky comments will win one stamp from the new line!  You will be surprised as Betty will just package a random one from our new release and mail it off should you be the winner!  

Here's the hop list so you can get to Hoppin' if you started here.  If you passing through just keep on hopping through the list.  Happy Birthday Rio!!

Starts here at SBS
your next stop is Alison
Jennifer D  YOU ARE HERE
ends at Suzi's blog

I hope you enjoy all the goodness the gals have created for you!  Thank you for hoping around and helping us wish Rio a very Happy 14th Bday!