Friday, August 31, 2012

Teen Scene Halloween 2 Blog Hop - Day 5

Hello, all! This is the last preview day for the Teen Scene Halloween 2 collection of stamps from Simply B Stamps! Today we have four images to preview. The collection will be available at Simply B Stamps in digi form today until September 3 then they will only be carried in rubber.

Today, we are previewing Chris-tein, Betty Bride of Chris-tein, Baby Jude Addams, and Wrapped Up Rio!

Hope Your Halloween is a Scream! Card. This is Christein, he such a guy's guy, so I decided to use these boy papers for him. The papers are from the Bo Bunny Cambridge collection, the cardstock and chipboard lightning bolts are from my stash, and the sentiment is from Simply B Stamps. Image colored with Copics.

UUHHHHH (that's Monster for I Love You) Card. This hottie is Betty Bride of Christein. Love her draped dress and her electric hair! Papers are from Color Bok; cardstock, sticker hearts, and ribbon are from my stash; and the sentiment is from Simply B Stamps. Image colored with Copics.

For the Little Monster in All of Us Card. This adorable little man is Baby Jude Addams. He us such a sweetie!!! Love his ferocious teddy bear, too! The papers are from Recollections Night and Fall paper stack, cardstock is from my stash, and the sentiment is from Simply B Stamps. Image colored with Copics.

Have a Bone Chilling Time Card. This gorgeous mummy is Wrapped Up Rio. I just love that her hair is showing and that some of the linen wrapping is acting like a headband! Paper and cardstock are from my stash, sentiment and mesh ribbon from Simply B Stamps, and the scissor brads are from a past tumbler buddy.

The Blog Hop Blog Roll:
- Celina - You Are HERE!

I hope you've had fun previewing this awesome new collection!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Punky Scraps Challenge 51

Hello, all! It's Challenge 51 time at Punky Scraps! This challenge is another inspiration photo challenge and a get picky. I hope you'll come check it out and join in the fun!

Challenge 51:

The last challenge of this month:
1. Use a song title as your subtitle.
2. use 3 staples
3. use masking tape
4. stamp directly onto your paper
5. use a punch - any punch, even a hole punch 
6. be inspired by this picture of Bob Dylan

This is what I came up with for this challenge!

Big Time Summer LO. These are photos of me and my daughter with the guys from Big Time Rush as a concert we attended last month. They are a bunch of cuties! I was inspired by the photo's color scheme and went all out with my mists and some paint. The staples on my layout are faux staples (actually punched out of paper), and the Superstar rub on at the bottom is actually one of BTR's song titles. The only thing that I didn't do from the list was to use masking tape! What do you think?
I hope this challenge inspires you to create and that you decide to participate in the challenge! 

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Teen Scene Halloween 2 Blog Hop - Day 4

Hello, everyone! It's day 4 of the Teen Scene Halloween 2 preview blog hop! Make sure to check out all the creations from the DT with two more of the Teen Sceen Halloween 2 images!

Today, we have Miller Addams and Scissorhands Rio!

Bubble, Bubble; Let's Get Into Some Trouble Card.  This is Miller Addams! He is such a creepy cutie! Love the potion bottle he is holding and the sinister look in his eyes. The papers and stickers are from Echo Park and the sentiment is from Simply B Stamps. Cardstock and ribbon from my stash. Image was colored with Copics.

You're A Cut Above the Rest Card. This is Scissorhands Rio! I think she is awesome! I love her sideways glance and hair! Papers are from Color Bok and sentiment is from Simply B Stamps. Cardstock and Liquid Pearls from my stash. Image colored with Copics.

The Blog Hop Blog Roll:

- Celina - You Are HERE!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Teen Scene Halloween 2 Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello, all! Time for day 3 of the Teen Scene Halloween 2 Blog Hop! I hope you are liking this awesome Halloween collection!

Today we are previewing the stamps, Banshee and Jude Mummified!

Did You Say Candy? Card. This ethereal pretty is Banshee. She is floating away from the temptation of all that candy! She must resist. Even a ghost has to watch her ghoulish figure! Lol. (Corny, I know....) Papers from DCWV, ribbon from a Simply B Stamps kit, sentiment from Simply B Stamps, and cardstock from stash. Image colored with Copics. 

Wrapped Around Your Little Finger Card. This tied-up teen is Jude Mummified. He reminds me of when my daughters thought they could wrap themselves in toilet paper and become mummies! :) The paper is from MAMBI, cardstock from stash, sentiment from Simply B Stamps, stapled with Tim Holtz Mini Attacher, and "linen" wrap is seam tape dyed with Antique Linen Distress Ink Reinker. Image colored with Copics.

The Blog Hop Blog Roll:
- Celina - You Are HERE!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Simply Challenged Challenges - Aug 28 - 12 Months of Halloween

Hi, all! It's another challenge from Simply Challenged! It's time for our Halloween challenge for the month of August! And this month we challenge you to create a Halloween themed project that showcases movement of some kind!

What Was That? Did you see something Move? Was it a Ghost, or a Ghoul or maybe a Vampire???
Our Halloween Challenge this month is all about movement. We'd like you to create something that is interactive or has movement. Just make sure your use a SBS image and that it's scary and spooky, and makes us jump out of our skins!!!

For details, DT inspiration, and winners, check out the Simply Challenged Challenges Blog!

This is what I created for this challenge:

Inseparable Card. This is Emo Lola! She is a gorgeous girl; I love her straight hair! The movement on my card is from Lola's pet rat. He is attached to some twine and is able to swing around the card. The papers are from the DCWV Mariposa stack; ribbon, flower, and title are from my stash. Image colored with Copics.

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Teen Scene Halloween 2 Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello, all! It's day 2 of the Teen Scene Halloween 2 Blog Hop!

I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with these stamps. They are nothing like I've ever seen before and they fit with my personality so much better than more classic or expected Halloween images!

Today's preview stamps are Cacklin' London and Bwains Christian!

Something's Brewing Oct. 31 Card. This lovely little witch is Cacklin' London. She's busy cooking up some nasty potions in her cauldron.... or maybe she's making perfume? Lol. The papers are from Glitz Design; bottles are made of craft plastic, stamped images from Graphic 45, and alcohol inks; border punch; and Stickles. Image colored with Copics.

Whut? No Brains? Card. This slightly confused young zombie is Bwains Christian. He has to be my favorite from this collection. I love the expression on his face and the one Converse on his foot. The background paper is from MAMBI, sentiment from Simply B Stamps, Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate, and cardstock in red and green. Image colored with Copics.

The Blog Hop Blog Roll:
- Celina - You Are HERE!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Teen Scene Halloween 2 Blog Hop - Day 1

Hi, all! Today is the beginning of a fun new blog hop! The hop features previews of the new Teen Scene Halloween 2 stamps from Simply B Stamps! These are some fabulous little ghouls and spooks, perfect for all of your Halloween creations! So full of fun and so adorable!

Today we are previewing Hooowlloween Miller and Batty Jude!

Happy Howlloween Card. This is the fabulously furry Hooowlloween Miller. The papers are from DCWV, flowers from Recollections, & 31 stamp and ribbons from my stash. Image was colored with Copics.

Go Batty Card. This windswept fellow is Batty Jude. The papers are from DCWV's Harvest Gathering stack, rhinestones and alphas from my stash, mists,  & Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate. Image colored with Copics.

The Blog Hop Blog Roll:
- Celina - You Are HERE!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Simply Challenged Challenges - Aug 21 - Anything Goes!

Hello, all! Time for another Simply Challenged Challenge!!! Anything Goes today! Let your creativity lead you!

Welcome Back to Simply Challenged Challenges, and it's the 21st of the month, so time for our Anything Goes challenge. Nice and simple, just remember to use a SBS image, and then let your imagination go wild!!

To see all the details, DT inspiration, and winners of past challenges; please visit the SCC Blog!

This week the DT went all Christmas-y! Of course, with a Betty twist! We all used the Simply B Christmas Zombies!

This is the sample I came up with for this challenge:

Fa La La Card. I used Fa-La-La-La-La Lexi for my card. I love the color combo of turquoise and red, and I have these Christmas papers that have that combo in them, so viola! Here she is. I must say it was a little difficult to get into the Christmas-y spirit when I am revving up for Halloween! Lol.

I hope that you will join in the fun and participate in this week's challenge! Remember that anything goes and that you have until September 20 to complete the challenge!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Jude & the Rockers Halloween Blog Hop

Hello, all! We're having a little fun with the new Jude and the Rockers Halloween collection today! Come join in on the Simply B Stamps blog hop to celebrate the impending arrival of Halloween and the recent release of these awesome stamps! I know I can't wait for the 31st of October and anything Halloween is welcome! Lol.

These are the cards that I created with the Jude & the Rockers Halloween stamps:

Frightful! Card. This little guy is Little Skeleton Oscar. I love his little skeleton costume and used the bones as a theme for the card so I used paper that showed a skeleton's ribs for a background.

Happy Halloween Card. This is Little Pumpkin Lilly. She is the cutest pumpkin! My daughters both had pumpkin costumes as babies and this reminds me of these wonderful times.

Boo Card. Here is Little Bat Ali. She's a cheeky one! And I loved coloring in her striped outfit!

RAWR! Card. This is Little Monster Jude. He is the most adorable monster and I don't think he could frighten anyone but he'll do his best I'm sure ;)

Beware Card. Here is Dark Fairy Brittany. I love her face, full of mischief. She may be a fairy but there's nothing sweet and innocent about her!

Trick or Treat Card. This adorable witch is Little Witch Ariel. I love her sweet and innocent look (completely opposite of her above friend). She is such a darling witch and I must admit this is my favorite of all the cards I created.

Jude & The Rockers Halloween Blog Hop Blog Roll

--> Celina <-- You are Here!

For the complete details or if you get lost, please visit the SBS Blog.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Simply Challenged Challenges - Aug 14 - Let's Go Camping

Hello, all! Here is the next Simply Challenged Challenge! This week's challenge is all about camping!

Now this months challenge is...

Let's Go Camping - That's the theme for this challenge, we want you to embrace the outdoors and camping, and anything you associate with it. Remember to use a SBS image, and have fun.

For details, DT inspiration, and to join in the fun; please visit the SCC Blog!

One of a Kind Card. This is Squeekin' Jude from the Jude and the Rockers Outdoors collection from Simply B Stamps. Aren't he and his little furry friend just the cutest? I've used Jude here before and for some reason used the same papers for this one that I did for that one... but these papers are just too perfect for him in his outdoorsy-ness!

Supplies: Echo Park This & That Charming papers and sticker, cardstock, and Copics.

I hope that you will all stop by and play!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Punky Scraps Challenge 50

Hello, all! After a much needed break and a blog hop to get us warmed up again, Punky Scraps challenges have begun again!

Challenge 50 is a photo inspiration challenge. Below is the photo chosen to inspire you all:

 And here is the sample I created using the above inspiration photo:

The design of the inspiration photo inspired me to add the reflection of the larger photo at the bottom; to add the splatters, frames and stamping; and to use a kraft paper background. The photos are of the sunset on South Padre Island, TX when my family and I were there to visit.

Supplies: paper is from My Mind's Eye and Graphic 45; Prima flowers; alphas, bling, and stamps from my stash; Tim Holtz flourish stamp; Staz-On ink; and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists in Red Hot Poker Orange and Afternoon Delight Denim; and Tattered Angels mist in Coffee Shop.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Simply Challenged Challenges - Aug 7 - Teen Birthday!

Hello, all! Today is the first Simply Challenged Challenge for the month of August.

It's time for another challenge hosted by one of the design team members and it's muah's turn! :D This is Barbara and I have selected a theme that fills a much needed gap in my card selection. What is that you say? Well... Teen Birthdays!! Specifically I need boy teen cards but for the challenge you can make any teen birthday cards!! 

Please visit the SCC Blog for details, DT inspiration, and to participate!

This is my sample for this week's challenge:

Happy Birthday, Man.... Card. This card is all teen boy with the gears and metal plate print. The stamp is Emo Christian Back 2 School from Simply B Stamps. He reminds me of my teen daughters with their iPod, cell phone, or other gadget in their hands, and that disinterested look on his face! Lol.

Supplies: papers from my stash, cardstock, and Copics.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Betty's 4 Blog Hop!

Hello, all! Today I am participating in a blog hop for the Betty's 4 Collection from Simply B Stamps! I have included the blog hop list below so that you can hop along and take a look at all the wonderful creations made by some lovely ladies, using the Betty 4 stamps! Have fun!

Simply Betty Blog
--> Celina Matthews  <-- You are Here!

Here is what I created with the Betty 4's. I only got to do a couple of cards this time around but I hope to make more using these awesome stamps in the future.

Sending Hugs & Kisses Card. This stamp is Mail Lady Betty. She's busy delivering love letters and RAK's!

Supplies: papers from Echo Park, stickers from Echo Park, cardstock, and Copics.

Happy Birthday Card. This is Birthday Betty. She's ready for a party and is wishing the birthday boy-or-girl has a fantastic birthday!

Supplies: papers and cardstock from stash, Prima bling, Cricut Expression, scalloped border punch, and Copics.

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Mad Tea Party 2012 Winner!

Hello, all! So sorry that I did not announce the winner earlier but I have been so busy and tired lately that I kept forgetting to post it! So drum roll please.....

The winner of the Mad Tea Party mini album is:

Scrappy Scattysaid...

As I got a personal invite it would have been rude not to accept :-)
I am a new follower Im soooo sure I was already following you so either I wasn't or blogger is telling fibs!
OMG you tea party looks amazing and I so love your mini album
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

SBS Olympics 2012 - Pool Time

Hello, all! Time for the final SBS Olympic Event!

It's our final challenge for the SBS Olympics, and today we're hitting the Pool. We want to see those Zombies, Werewolves, Witches all having some watery fun. All you need to join in is an SBS image and some sort of water inspired fun.

For details, DT inspiration, rules, and prizes; please visit the SCC Blog.

Another Day in Paradise Card. This is a previous card I created with the Snappy Ginger stamp from the Beach Zombabes collection over at Simply B Stamps. She is so sultry and fun, and ready for the pool!

I hope you'll stop by the Simply Challenged Challenges Blog to participate in the SBS Olympics! Voting is going to start soon!

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

SBS Olympics 2012 - Stake Archery

Hello, all! Today's event for the SBS Olympics is Stake Archery!

Who doesn't love a nice Stake?? Well apart from the Vampires, We at SBS love Stakes, and Stake Archery, and that's what today's challenge is all about. We want to see how good an aim you are! Get out those SBS images and those Stakes and get shooting; Have Fun.

For details, DT inspiration, rules, and prizes; please visit the SCC Blog!

Here is my sample for Stake Archery!

Eyes on the Target Card.  The lovely lady with the bow is Betty Lord of the Rings from the Bettys 3 collection over at Simply B Stamps, and the vamp is Vampiress Tilly from the Sweet Gothic Kids Halloween collection.

I hope you'll stop by the SCC Blog and participate in all the Olym,pic fun!

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Simply B Stamps - Betty Villians Release!

Hello, all! Today is a special day! Today, Simply B Stamps is having a special release of 4 special images! The Betty Villians! These stamps are the coolest! I LOVE them! All four of them are favorite characters of mine and they sure do inspire me to have fun!

You Little Devil Card. This is Betty Maleficent. She is so awesome! I love her staff of power and horned crown!

Supplies: cards from DCWV Once Upon a Time stack, flourishes from my stash, a Simply B Stamps sentiment, cardstock, and Copics.

Feeling a bit Devilish? Card. This is Betty Cruella! She's awesome! From her half and half hair to her fur coat!

Supplies: Papers from DCWV, sentiment from Simply B Stamps, cardstock, tissue paper, brads, and Copics.

You're My Soul Mate Card. This is Betty Ursula. She might just be my favorite from these four, but it's hard to decide. Her evil gleam is telling and I love that she's making a potion.

Supplies: cardstock, papers from Graphic 45, liquid pearls, craft plastic, sentiment from Simply B Stamps, flowers from Prima and Petaloo, and Copics.

You're the Apple of My Eye Card. This is Betty Wicked Witch. I love that she has an apple in her hand. I had to add a "mirror" to this card. It's only fitting. Lol.

Supplies: paper from DCWV, metallic paper, sentiment from Simply B Stamps, flowers from Prima, rhinestone frame from my stash, cardstock, and Copics.

You really must check out the rest of the DT creations for this release; they are awesome!

To check out the stamps and to make a purchase, stop by Simply B Stamps!

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