Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I am SO excited about tonight! If you are not a Twi-tard, you may not know that tonight is the movie premier of the third Twilight movie, Eclipse. If you are a Twi-tard, you too will enjoy these treats I have made!

I got the idea from Angie Kennedy Juda, here:

Luckily, I ran into thie video tutorial in enough time to whip up these lil' treat baggies for my friends.I am going to fill them with some chocoalte snacks so we have some sugar to keep us going! I am headed off to the theater now for tonight's midnight release of Eclipse and we are gong to play BUNCO in line...best friends ever, huh?!
<3 Them!

I used the Martha Stewart Drippy-Goo punch for teh blood, a set of stamps I picked up at Barnes and Nobels Bookstore, some paper from Making Memories, and everythign else was from Stampin' Up!

Let me know if you try them out, and be sure to leave Angie some comment love on youtube!

Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Got Betty?

Being the enabler I am, I wanted to share a Simply Betty Stamps sale with you!

In celebration of the official start of summer, Simply Betty Stamps is having a SALE! Don't wait...this sale ends June 29th!
Naturally, the more you buy, the more you SAVE! That's how it works, right? ;)

* Buy all SIX MY KIDS EMO WORLD images for $45, which is like getting ONE FREE!Use code: 6EMOS45

* Buy all SIX DT DIVAS DIGIS for $15, which is like getting ONE FREE! Use code:6DTDD15

Don't "got Betty"?

* Buy all SIX MY KIDS EMO WORLD images PLUS all SIX DT DIVAS DIGIS for $50, which saves you 30%!Use code: EMODTCOMBO

So, my friends...Got Betty?

Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Divas don't hop, they saunter...

Happy Tuesday, Simply Betty fans! If you've stumbled in, hopped on over, or auntered in...regardless, you are certainly in the right place! Today is the official kick-off of the Simply Betty Stamps, Mid-month Digi-Stamp release fiesta! This DT Diva, Lisa, will be helping me to escort you through the beginning of this week's blog hop!

Surely you are here because you LOVE to shop! Okay, you don't just LOVE to shop for anything...you love to shop for scrapbooking supplies, stamps, paper, and all the newest embellishments! Am I right? If you are anything like Lisa and I, you would be happy to recieve today's card: a gift card holder!

I can't say I'm willing to share this gift card, but I can tell you that by leaving a comment on my blog post today, hopping along and leaving comments on each of the other Simply Betty Stamps Design Team Blogs, and wrapping up at the official SBS blog, you will be entered for a chance to win ALL 6 OF THE DT DIVA DIGI-STAMPS FOR FREE!

Don't waste another second, think door-busters on Black Friday and get hoppin'! Your next stop will be Amy's Blog over at A Thousand Sheets of Paper. Enjoy!

Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Envelope: Maya Road, Paper: MM, Stamps: Sentiment by Inkadinkado, Misc. brads and ribbon, 1" paper punch.

Monday, June 14, 2010

There's no place like home

Hello friends! I hope your Monday afternoon is treating you well. Just a quick update from me this afternoon. :) I told you all about my friend, Lisa, who bought me this adorable stamp set as a RAK, last month:

I also told you that I only had time to color in an image, and that I would get back to you when she found a home, so...

here is the thank you card I created for Lisa (card by me, photography by Lisa). I have since picked up a few more images of these Hero Arts girls and I think they are just darling! Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check back at midnight tonight for the Simply Betty Stamps DT Divas Blog Hop!

Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, SU! Cardstock, Jenni Bowlin Scallop journaling note, heidi swapp decorative tape for pleated circle, Stamps: Hero Arts Girl and Sentiment, SU! Houses, Misc. Vintage Button, Stickles, twine

Diva Days in Paris

Diva Confession: I don't *do* Mondays.
The only thing setting this Monday apart from all other Mondays, is that I don't have to work...otherwise, it would be subject to an equal amount of loathing to its other annual counterparts. I can't soften the blow to the end of your own weekend, but I can tell you it means you are one day closer to the release of the Simply Betty Stamps, DT Divas Digi-stamp release!
Today's Diva is making her fabulous-ness an international affair! As soon as I saw "Debbie" in her button-embellished capris, striped tank, and sassy scarf, I knew I needed to bring the Parisian out of her! I think Debbie looks right at home beside that eiffel tower, Copic markers in hand and ready to take on the creative world. :)

I am so adoring each of these DT Diva images, and the more I look at them, the more versatile I think they are! Can't you just see cutting the marker ends off and adding a shopping bag or a chic purse to Debbie hand instead? I think Debbie may even be able to go nautical, with a rope or anchor! If you are loving these gals as much as I am, you won't want to miss tomorrow's Simply Betty Stamps Blog Hop! Be sure to swing by and leave a comment on tomorrow's final preview, as well as on the other designers' blogs for a chance to win all 6 of teh DT Divas Digi-Stamps!

Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Paper: SU! Cardstock, K & Co. (seriously, circa 2000)lol, Stamps: Sentiment-SU!, Die-Cut:TTF Downloaded online, Punches: SU! Misc. trims, flowers, and rhinestones

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Diva Days...

You know every girl is prone to have her own diva days, and those DT girls are no exception! I won't lie, "Alicia" here, is hard to surpass with her Cricut machine over her shoulder, her horn-rimmed glasses, and a flirty outfit! Any creations DT Diva, "Alicia," whips up are sure to be FAB-U-LOUS! ;)

Seriously, though, how adorable is my Digi-stamp-self? Betty, of Simply Betty Stamps, had rolled out her first Digi-stamp line, called DT Divas, and I was ecstatic to see myself in cartoon form! I think Betty totally captured my personality with this one...LOVE IT!

I decided to kick-off the DT Diva previews with an all-important memo-board of notes, sketches, and inspiration...what design team member doesn't need a space to keep track of upcoming dates for new releases?!

Don't forget to stop by the other SBS DT Divas' blogs to see what fabulous-ness they have to share!

Amy Young
Betty Roberts (Owner)
Debbie Pamment
Jen Shults
Lisa Hjulberg (DT Coordinator)

Stay tuned for more previews of this SBS Digi-stamp release, as these girls are hittin' the town on June 15th!
Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Magnet board-Dollar Store, Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Girl Friday", Buttons: Autumn Leaves, Chipboard "RightNow": Scenic Route, "Sunday" Journaling Spot: Heidi Swapp

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Are you afraid of the dark?

Does anyone remember the "Saturday-Night-Nick" (aka SNICK) SERIES, "Are You Afraid of the Dark"? Oh how I LOVED that show! I have always enjoyed a good ghost story, or super natural tale,silly thing is, I scare easily! Unlike my friend, Christian, here, who just so happens to be fearless!

While playing with my Simply Betty Stamps this week, I glanced up at my stamp shelves wall and saw this background stamp of a dark ally and KNEW this was the perfect place for Christian and his Emo Kids friends to hang out and skateboard. I'm not altogether sure I'd be caught attempting an "ollie" in the dark, but Christian here has it down, pat!

Check back soon for what else is new for SBS and the DT!
Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

Supplies: Paper:DCWV "The Guy Stack," Stamps: Splatter by SU!, Background by RubberNeckerStamps, Embellishments: Sticker Tape by Heidi Swapp, Fearless Sticker by KI Memories, Eyelets and Twine by SU!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hippity-Hop...FIRST STOP!

I can't believe how quickly this day arrived! Welcome to your first stop on the Simply Betty Stamps Release Party Blog Hop! If you've just popped in, we are kicking off the Grand Opening of Simply Betty Stamps today, by featuring the "My Kids Emo World" line on each of the SBS Design Team members' blogs! The best part? FREE STAMPS!
By participating in today's Blog Hop,leaving a comment on each of the SBS DT blogs, you will be entered for a chnace to win ALL 6 of the Emo Kids stamps! Each stamp will come to you in deeply-eteched red rubber, skill sawed and mounted on EZ-Mount cushion. I am super impressed with the quality my friends, and I have thousands of stamps!
Purchased a pre-order stamp, or two, or all 6? Not to worry...if your name is chosen to win, your money will be refunded for any/all stamps you purchased, and you too, will recieve all 6 images for FREE! :)
So, let's get this party started...
I'd like to present to you,the whole gang of Emo kids, confidently struttin' their stuff on a white, Shrinky Dink bracelet!

I colored each image in using prisma markers, scanned in the original images and printed them out onto white Shrinky Dink material for InkJet Printers. After each image was cut out, I punched a 1/8" hole on their tops and shrunk 'em down in my oven at 300 degrees for 3 minutes.
When they little darlings were done cooling, I used a variety of Blue Moon beads and findings to create this bracelet for Betty! I thought this would be the perfect way to commemorate her company's beginning! Here are a few close-ups:

I know that the projects the other members have in store have my own creative juices flowing, so leave a comment here, and then hop on over to your next stop in the hop, Amy's blog:

Amy: A Thousand Sheets of Paper

Good luck to you all and thank you so much for celebrating with us, today! Hip-Hop Hooray!
Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia