Crafty Betty

119-122: More Scrabble Tile Jewelry December 27, 2010

It’s been hard to wait on posting these, but they were ordered as Christmas gifts from a friend at work….so I couldn’t risk ruining the surprise.

Some of these were designed using My Digital Studio images in Photoshop, and others were made from photos supplied by the customer.  I just love how these can be customized for ANYONE or anything. 

Be sure to contact me if you are interested in ordering one….I can literally put just about anything on these tiles.  The price for a tile pendant or charm is $8 (which includes shipping anywhere in U.S.)  If you want it personalized with a name, a specific image or photo the cost is $10 per tile (including shipping anywhere in the U.S.).

The $8 charms are any of the ones you see in this or other posts that do not have personalized words or photos on them…… Just contact me and I will send you a paypal invoice!!

Project 119 of 365: Just “Peachy” tiles

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119 of 365: Just Peachy 2

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119 of 365: Just "Peachy"

 

Project 120 of 365:  VIntage Vogue Charms

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120 of 365: Vintage Vogue Charms

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120 of 365: Vintage Vogue Bracelet

 

Project 121 of 365: Friends 24-7 Charms

These charms use the damask image from the digital version of the Friends 24-7 stamp set….

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121 of 365: Friends 24-7 Charms

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121 of 365: Friends 24-7 Bracelet

 

Project 122 of 365: Damask Charm

This is an example of an $8 charm (this includes shipping in the U.S.).  Contact details are on each photo…

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122 of 365: Damask Charm

It looks like the damask charm might be showing up too dark on some monitors 😦  In person it is a really pretty gray background with a black damsk image in the center….Looks great with any outfit!!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!!!

StampinBetty

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Projects 67 and 68 of 365: Memories of Grandma August 4, 2010

Well, it seems as though life is slowly but surely getting back to normal.  It’s kind of odd in a way…but when Monday came around I decided its a new week, and its time to get everything back on track.  First of all….the house needed a major cleaning…I can’t believe how messy things can get in just a couple of weeks.  Its not so much that we weren’t picking up after ourselves, as just not doing the cleaning, cleaning stuff, because I was constantly running back and forth to where by grandmother was (over 2 hours away in Waupaca, WI), plus spending what seemed like hours a day on the phone checking up on grandma or answering questions for others looking for updates.

Grandmother passed away July 24th, and the funeral was last Thursday.  While I miss her terribly, I have to admit that when I got the call I breathed a sigh of relief.  She was in so much pain…to an extent that I would not wish on anyone.  It was so hard to see her like that, knowing there was no chance she would be getting any better.  The only question I will always wonder is why the he** her doctor would have advised her to have breast cancer surgery at the age of 86, knowing that she had a BAD heart. She probably had less than a 50/50 chance of waking up from the surgery much less recovering from it.  At that time she was in NO pain from the cancer, and while I wouldn’t call her “healthy” (she was 86 after all) she was mostly comfortable.  It just seems to me that this whole thing would have been so much less painful for her if they would NOT have done the surgery, fact-be-told, I also think she would have lived longer and been more comfortable, and possibly have even spent the rest of her days at home where she wanted to be (or at least several months at home in much less pain).

I have many projects to post for everyone….including an entire throw I crocheted mostly in the time spent visiting grandmother, a picture board completed for the funeral, another wedding card from a wedding we attended on Saturday, as well as the two digital scrapbook pages I am posting today.

In honor of grandmother I did complete a couple scrapbook pages using My Digital Studio (a digital scrapbook and card making software by Stampin Up!)  All of the pictures used in these two pages are very recent pictures of grandmother.  They were taken at my cousin’s wedding this past March.  She looked so nice that day, and that special sparkle was in her eyes just like I always remembered.  The last time I visited grandmother she was barely opening her eyes, but just for a second or two she seemed to open them wide and look right at me, and that magical sparkle was still there.  That sparkle let me know SHE was still in that body even though everything was fading.  When I drove home that last time that’s all I could see, and that sparkle is how I choose to remember those last days.

Project 67 of 365: Grandma’s Sparkle

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67-365: Grandma's Sparkle

Project 68 of 365:  Memories of Grandmother

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68 of 365: Memories of Grandmother

I Love You Grandmother, and thank you so much for raising me to be the person I am today. – Forever your little girl-  Betsy

 

Project 7 of 365: Clyde Turns 3!! May 21, 2010

Hi All!

I’m back….Today I decided to try something I haven’t really worked with much..  My Digital Studio by Stampin’ UP!  I really don’t know why I don’t spend more time with this program….It has a lot of cool options and things to play with.  Normally, I am all about gadgets and technology.  Afterall, I am one of those people who will stand in line when things like the iPhone get released, yet, Stampin’ UP! comes up with a digital program to use their exclusive colors, papers, embellishments, and stamp sets, and I just leave it to get lost in the mounds of data in my overworked MacBook Pro…..

I’ve been browsing the internet a lot lately for inspiration to keep up with my challenge of completing 365 Stampin’ UP! Projects in one year…There are a lot of people out there using My Digital Studio with fantastic results….so just like many of my other Stampin tools that I leave collect dust, I realized it was time to get in there and figure it out already.  While I am no where near as up-to-speed on this software as I should be I am letting you all see the simple page I created today.  The way I see it….it can only get better from here.  (LIke if I take the recommended online tutorials offered to Demonstrators by Stampin’ UP!)

Today’s Project Inspiration:

Today is one of our cuddly bullmastiff’s birthday.  Clyde turned 3 today.  Mike, my husband, pretty much thinks I am insane because I make a big deal out of their birthdays.  OK…..I know they don’t know its their birthday, but for some reason it just seems important to me to recognize it.  Tis true…I sing “Happy Birthday” to them while I feed them on their birthdays…  They are like my kids afterall…. 🙂

Anyways…..Clyde is so adorable, he has the typical Mastiff face that makes it look like he is always sad.  If you want to see “Puppy Dog” eyes I don’t think any dog can beat his.  I laugh at him and make jokes that he needs Puppy Prozac because he looks like he is about ready to jump off a tall building.  He is such a laid back, cool dog.  The only things that can make him excited are Walks, Treats, and usually a brand new chew toy….his favorite being those knotted ropes that he can chew on for hours.

So, for his birthday (after Mike went to work…since he picks on my for doing these things) I ran to the pet store and got him a new rope to play with.  I even got a second one so Bella (our 2 yr old bullmastiff who is much more hyper!!) would actually let him play with it instead of pouncing on him and stealing it.  I was so excited when I walked in the door….I was expecting him to run up to me, tail wagging, just begging me to give him the new rope in my hand.  Instead, he couldn’t have been less interested!!! LOL!  I had to dangle the thing in his face for 5 minutes, then he finally took it…..chewed on it less than a minute….and then left it lay on the floor while he wandered off to be alone and lay around all mopey looking……And people wonder why I call him “Eeyore.”

I ran and got my camera, snapped a bunch of “Mopey” pictures of him then it was up to my craft room to make a scrapbook page of Clyde’s reaction to his birthday…..Maybe turning 3 for a dog brings up the same feelings as turning 30 does in people….But I don’t think I took my 30th birthday as harshly as Clyde is taking his 3rd 🙂

Project 7 of 365: Clyde Turns 3!!

Project 7 of 365: Clyde Turns 3!!

Project 7 of 365: Clyde Turns 3!!

Supplies:

My Digital Studio- Stampin’ UP!

While it was fun playing with this program….for what ever reason I experience more joy crafting the old-fashioned way.  I like cutting, coloring, stamping, making a big mess, and what-have-ya……Crafting is my therapy, so I guess I find it more therapeutic to get in there and get my hands dirty 🙂  But working with My Digital Studio will be fun for working on hybrid projects (where you mix the digital and hand-made in the same project), when I am in a pinch for time, or when I am traveling and I am looking for a way to pass time…afterall, I rarely go anywhere without my trusty macbook.

To purchase your copy of  “My Digital Studio” or supplies to complete any of the projects found here shop at my Stampin’ UP! site.  Your purchases help to support me in my challenge to complete 365 projects in 365 days.

Until Next Time,

StampinBetty