Crafty Betty

Project 32 of 365: Father’s Day Suit June 17, 2010

The other day I was searching all over to find a tutorial on those oh-so-cute shirt and tie cards when I ran across something even better…A tutorial for a card front that looks like a suit.  It is PERFECT for Father’s day!  I made this one for my Father- In-Law (still trying to come up with a card for my dad).

In this card I also incorporated the colors from the Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 34.  (Can you believe that Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry look good together??!!)

I think this turned out just perfect.  While my father-in-law dresses nice he is not a “formal” guy, so this more casual card, with the off-beat colors is such a better fit!  I’m really liking this one and I am likely to make more “suit” cards in the future.

Project 32 of 365: Father’s Day Suit

32 of 365

32 of 365: Father's Day Suit



  • Basic Gray Textured
  • Dusty Durango DSP
  • Sahara Sand
  • Whisper White


  • Rich Razzleberry


  • All Holidays


  • Basic Gray Corduroy Buttons
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Whisper White Satin Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multi Glue

For more info on the Curtain Call Color Challenge click on the picture below:

Curtain Call

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 34

To get the tutorial for the suit card is made by Jackie Topa.  Click HERE to see it.

I’ll Be back for more soon!



Project 21 of 365: Blue Bride June 9, 2010

Isn’t it funny when you sit down and you have a project in mind, and you work, work, and work on it….Then in the end your project is nothing like the one you started making?  Well, that is exactly what happened here.

While I like this card, I was NOT planning on making a wedding card, and I was NOT planning on running the Frilly Lacey border all the way up the card.  So this is truly one of those projects that revealed itself as it went along…Luckily I am happy with the outcome…but it does seem like something is missing, so if anyone has any suggestions on what this card needs for that “finishing touch” please let me know by leaving a comment below.

This card started from the Mojo Monday 142 challenge, and then I also got the colors from the Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 33.  I love combining these two challenges!  They both come out on Monday and it is SOOOOOO much easier to jump in and get a project finished when you already know what colors AND layout you are using.

Project 21 of 365: Blue Bride

Mojo Monday Week 142 & Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 33 Submission

21 of 365: Blue Bride

21 of 365: Blue Bride

It is probably a good thing this became a wedding card, as it seems like every week we are getting another wedding invitation, so I will need plenty of wedding cards this year.  Hmmmm, maybe my husband and I should get around to having that Wedding Reception we told everyone we would have when we broke the news that we decided to have a small wedding in Vegas instead of a big wedding at home…

Close Up of Card:

21 of 365: Blue Bride

21 of 365: Blue Bride



  • Whisper White
  • Night of Navy
  • Bashful Blue
  • Certainly Celery


  • For the Bride
  • Blissful Bride
  • Fresh Cuts


  • Night of Navy Classic
  • Night of Navy Craft
  • Versamark


  • Clear Emboss Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Buttons

For more information on the Mojo Monday Challenge Click on Picture below:

For More information on the Cutain Call Color Challenge Act 33 Click on picture below:

Thank you for checking out my cards!!  Come Back soon to see what’s new.



Project 15 of 365: Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32 and FTL92: Thinking of You May 31, 2010

Wow…..I have had quite the productive day, which is extra surprising since my husband and I went to a cookout yesterday and then watched movies and played video games with friends until after 1am… I think I was able to drag my butt out of bed about noon, and then continued to lay around the house like a lazy bones until probably 2pm.  Yet, I still completed 3 projects today, went to another cookout/birthday party, and when I finish this post I think I’m going to work on another project since I am on a roll 🙂

As I have been writing up these posts today I’ve had the TV on in the background and there’s a show on the History Channel (I think) called “American Pickers.”  It’s mostly been on because the remote is in my crafting room, and I am in the adjacent office nook and I’m being too lazy to get up and go change it….but anyway….half the time I find those guys pretty annoying, and half the time I’m dazzled by the stuff they find.  Well….thanks to them I now think vintage gas station signs, and gas pumps are sooooo Cool!  Thank Goodness I’m broke otherwise I would be running off to every flee market I could find to get gas station memorabilia lol!  The other super cool antique that I just wish I could afford to get my hands on are antique slot machines that have not been modified.  I don’t even know what it is about them that I think is so cool, but every time I see one older than about the 1960s I just wish it were mine, if its one of those from the 1890-1940s I’m just in awww.  Maybe this explains why I really wanted to get married in Las Vegas.  It’s actually pretty funny because I am not really a gambling person, had never been to Las Vegas, yet it was all my idea to get married in Vegas.  Yeah, I know, sometimes I just don’t make sense….but I kinda like that about myself.

Anyway…. this project is a combination of  Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32 and FTL92 which is a layout challenge from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog.  In my version I decided I wanted to make a small note card… the measurements on this one are a small 4×4.  Plus I just had to find a way to incorporate the “Kind & Caring Thoughts” stamp set I had borrowed from a friend.  Sure, it would have made more sense to make use of the beautiful flowers in the borrowed stamp set, but, the images just weren’t working with my “Clean and Simple” design….But not to worry, I did get permission to borrow this set for awhile, so I have plenty of time to make some great stuff with it.  My main intention in borrowing the set was to do many “Black Magic” projects with the flowers so be sure to check back often to see what I come up with.

Project 15 of 365: Thinking of You

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32 and FTL 92

15 of 365: Thinking of You

15 of 365: Thinking of You



  • Whisper White
  • Summer Sun
  • Summer Picnic DSP (retired)
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Regal Rose

Classic Ink:

  • Rose Red

Stamp Set:

  • Kind & Caring Thoughts


  • Rose Red 1″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

I really like how simple and sweet this one came out and it would be super easy to mass produce these if someone wanted a set of note cards.  And of course….I would be more than happy to make you a bunch of them 🙂  If you would be interested in purchasing this card or any of the cards I list in this blog just send me an email Or you can also contact me to make a custom order for cards or scrapbook pages for any occasion.

For more information on the Curtain Call Color Challenge click on the image below.

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32

For more information on the Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge FTL92 click on the image below.



Hope you enjoyed this sweet and simple card….  Remember you can shop for all your Stampin Up! supplies at my Stampin’ Up! shop. Other ways to help support me on my crazy ride to complete 365 Stampin’ Up! projects in 365 days are through the donate button on the upper right portion of the blog, or I sell all completed projects you see here, as well as taking custom orders for any occasion.  Just email me at and let me know what you are interested in.

Hope to See you back soon!!



Project 4 0f 365: Combining Challenges “Mojo Monday 139” and “Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30”: Gettin’ Dirty May 19, 2010

Hi All,

First of all excuse the long title.  My true title for this project is “Gettin’ Dirty” cus its not a clean one….hehehe.

So, my first non-coerced reader, Rebecca, introduced me to an online paper crafting challenge called “Mojo Monday,” this is where the layout from this design is from.  When I saw the sketch I knew it had potential….and not wanting to copy anyone else this time I ended up just sitting and staring at the layout sketch trying to figure out just where to start.

After awhile I sat it down to get some other work done….In the meantime I ran accross another weekly challenge called “Curtain Call Color Challenge” and from the combination of these two challenges comes my card “Gettin’ Dirty”.  Combining the two challenges really did make it easier to get started….I already knew my basic layout, and I knew what colors I would be using, so now all I had to do was fill in the blanks.

The Color Challenge Colors were: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Kraft, and Pink Pirouette.  Of course I immediately thought how the heck am I going to get this BOLD pumpkin pie to mesh with my more subtle pink, white, and kraft????  Then ding, ding, ding…..this is where the “Gettin’ Dirty” party comes in……DISTRESS the heck out of everything!!!

While I’m not totally in love with the outcome I do appreciate it….This challenge pushed me to use colors together that I normally wouldn’t.  While it’s not likely I will be pairing Pumpkin Pie and Pink Pirouette again in the near future, it does open my eyes to experimenting more with non-traditional color pairing.

Without further ado…….

Project 4 0f 365:  Gettin’ Dirty  🙂

Mojo Monday #139 and Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Mojo Monday #139 and Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Remember you can always click my shopping links (like HERE) to open my Stampin’ UP! shop in a separate window and get all the Stampin’ UP! Supplies needed to complete this project.  I try my best to list the item numbers below to help speed up your shopping.  All you need to do is enter the item # into the “Search” box on the left side of the Stampin’ UP! Screen.  Your purchases help fund this crazy adventure I have taken to complete 365 Stampin’ UP! Projects in 365 days.



– 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Basic Black (102851 or multipack 108588 which will include the whisper white also needed)

– 4 x 5 1/4 Pink Pirouette (will be returning as a Core Color 7/1/2010!!!)

– 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 Pumpkin Pie DSP- polka dot sheet- (112159)

– 2 x 3 Pink Pirouette

– 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 Whisper White (100730 or multipack 108588)

– Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Kraft scraps

Stamp Sets:

– Friends 24-7 (113218)

– Sense of Time (113804)

– Fifth Avenue Floral (113734)

– Vintage Vogue (wood 117690 or clear 118598)


– Basic Black Classic (101179)

– Sahara Sand Classic (105208)

– Pink Pirouette Classic (will be available 7/1/2010)

– Whisper White CRAFT (101731)

– Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip Felt Flowers (retired)

– Pumpkin Pie Brad (106955)

– Hemp Twine (100982)

-Distress Tool (106958- Cutter Kit)

– Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772)

– Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (119921)

– White Emboss Powder (109132, Heat Tool 100005)

– Stampin Sponges (101610)

– Stampin Dimensionals (104430

– Snail Adhesive (104332 or Refill 104331)

– Tombow Multi Glue (110755)

– Top Note Die (113463)

Non- Stampin’ UP!:

– Crackle Glaze

– Pearls

If you haven’t already figured out why this is called “Gettin’ Dirty” it is because I distressed the edges of absolutely everything, except the black card base.  I also sprayed the Log Cabin and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz’s over everything except the layer stamped “You only Live Once…” Plus all edges of all layers are sponged with the Sahara Sand ink (used this because it was the closest thing I had to a Kraft-colored Ink.)

If you are interested in the Mojo Monday Challenge it can be found by clicking on the below picture of the Layout for this challenge.

Mojo Monday Week 139

Mojo Monday Week 139 Challenge

More info on the Curtain Call Color Challenge Can be found by clicking on the below picture of this week’s color challenge.

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Hope this helps spark your own creativity.

Please leave comments whether good, or about how to improve my work……as I am still a “newby” so I can use all the help I can get!!

Take Care,