Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Witch Please....

When I saw this stamp set last year I knew I had to have it! Witch Please.... is a Brutus Monroe Stamp Set that is probably one of the Halloween favorite with that company. It is perfect for those that have a sarcastic and/or sassy personality. 
 To create this card I took a piece of mixed media cardstock and covered it with Colorburst. As that dried I die cut two circles and stamped my image along with the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock.
 This card is going to go through the mail, so I made it flat. I added some little dew drops for a touch of dimension.
Sometimes you just have to get a little messy :-)

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Daddy Daughter Dance!


The Following is a blog I wrote 8 years ago and never published. I found it in my drafts and thought I would share. After all, Scrapbook pages are timeless! 

Annie and her Daddy went to the Daddy daughter dance together. I created this layout with the corsage he gave her. They had a great time, but she was super shy. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

You are My Person

I created this piece for one of my dear close friends. I am super happy that it is a magnet and she can hang it on her fridge or at work. It was a lot of fun to make!


I have a friend whom I met about three years ago at a mixed media camp. Her and I hit it off quick and she has been an amazing person to me. For my birthday she found a company that specialized in gluten free cookies (I have Celiac Disease and can not have gluten) and had a box sent to me. She is thoughtful, smart, talented and loyal. She is my person and the inspiration behind this piece.

To create this I found a large heart magnet at my local craft store (It is 6 by 6!). I added a layer of clear gesso, let it dry and then painted it Victorian Purple by Plaid Folkart paint. Once it dried I stamped Rita Barakat’s background art foamie stamp on the heart with Plaid Color Shift Paint in Purple. As it dried I cut a circle by hand from a piece of cardboard that I used the pouring technique with Plaid Folkart paint and Extreme glitter. To see how I did it check out my video here: 

 I inked the edges of the hand cut circle and heart magnet with clear embossing ink. I dipped all the edges in Rita Barakat’s Dragon Egg’ Embossing powder and heat set it. I stamped my sentiment and placed it in the circle adding some gems from my stash. Finally I stamped the BFF image, colored it in with Copics, cut it out and used pop dots to adhere it.




Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz Golden

Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy Owloween!

We all know somebody who does not like spooky Halloween. They prefer to keep it on the cute side. I made a card with just that person in mind. Close to my Heart released an adorable stamp set a few years back in which the crafter could create an owl by using the pieces wanted. I used that stamp set to create this pretty simple card.


To shade in the owl I used copic markers. I distressed the tag with Distress Ink and added a gem to finish it off. It looks more complicated than what it really is because of the pattern paper I selected as the back drop.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Hang With Me!

The Following is a blog I wrote 8 years ago and never published. I found it in my drafts and thought I would share. After all, Scrapbook pages are timeless! 

It has been awhile, but I need you to hang with me. I have been lacking motivation the last two months and have completed a few challenges. I have had to do seperate uploads for each challenge and they follow this post. In the mean time, here are my recent creations of the last few months. Sorry about the flash, but I am still trying to learn this camera I have.

Isn't this picture of my Parker too funny? This has been his latest thing. I ask him to smile and he has to do these big funny eyes too! All of this is CTMH!


This is such a funny thing that my sister and I did. We were crawling around on the floor to get a picture of these adorable easter baskets that she had found for her and my kids. We were trying to get just the perfect shot. It was late and we were tired and one of us turned our camera on the other and we got into this camera war. She has all the pictures of me and I of her.


I used a sketch to complete this page and I am not sure I am loving it. I am doing a page of the month thing through Basic Gray and in the process I am starting to appreciate BG a lot more. This paper is all BG as well as the paper I made the flower from. The other bits are from another line.





Saturday, September 8, 2018

Old School Halloween

One of the very first Halloween stamp sets I ever purchased was from Stampin' Up over ten years ago. I remember debating with myself on if I really wanted it because at  the time we really did not celebrate Halloween in a scary way. I am fairly certain that this stamp set purchase it what pushed me over to the dark side of Halloween. I created two cards with this stamp set for this year.
 For this card, I used Tim Holtz Halloween paper pad I bought last year on clearance with his washi tape (also last year and on clearance). I stamped three images, fussy cut them out and pop dotted them on the card. I added three black gems to create balance.

 This stamp is actually the reason I bought the set. I just love it and still do to this day!
 I only added a pop of yellow to the "31" and covered it in clear glaze.
 To finish off the card I added three gems to the bottom corner.
These cards were not only fun to make, but a great walk down memory lane! I think shopping in my stash has been more rewarding than shopping at the store.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Friendly Spooks!

I am committed to only using my stash this year to create Fall cards. I was tickled when I ran across one of my favorite stamp set by Brutus Monroe for Halloween! I adore this set because there are a few different characters that are the perfect size to color in with sentiments. The best part is they resemble Halloween, but are not so spooky that could be given to a child. I made three cards with the set.

The first one is a black and white card:
 I added a little red just for some personality.
 Once I colored in my character I used my Scan n Cut to fussy cut him for me. I left a border on him and used pop dots to adhere to my card.
 The spider I found on clearance last year (after Halloween) at my local craft store. He came in a set of nine!

Isn't this the friendlies Frankenstein you have ever seen? I just love this little guy!
 I used Nuvo Dew Drops on all of these cards including this one! I can't believe how often I pull them out to add that little extra something to a card.
 I used my copic markers to color him in. I did not care so much about sticking to color families because I wanted him to look a little dingy.
 I saved my favorite for last! This is hands down my favorite character from the stamp set! I also love him with that sentiment.
 Every time I see him I smile.
What Halloween character is your favorite? Even if you don't have an image of that character in your stash you can use it as inspiration to create something spooky this Halloween!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A Day in Prescott Arizona

One of my favorite places to go that is within an hour, but far enough away from the city is Prescott Arizona. I have been traveling to Prescott for over 20 years and today I want to share with you why this town has captured my heart. It really is a special place to most that call Arizona their home. It is not a typical Arizona town. In fact, places like Prescott are probably nothing like anyone would imagine could exist in this relatively dry and hot state. However, not all parts of Arizona are desert.

I like to start my day out at the capitol. it is surrounded by lush green grass and a statue on each side honoring the history of the town.

 Whiskey Row is iconic. It started off as a block of bars and night life and has evolved into additions of restaurants, ice cream parlors, vintage shops, art galleries, and antiques. It is directly across from the capitol.









 After walking around I stumbled upon the best antique store ever! It is at the end of the street and from the outside it does not look very impressive.
 Once I walked through the front door I was blown away!
 Not only is it an antique store it is a trading post. A lot of the antiques have been re-purposed and painted.





 The last weekend of every month there is an Arts and Craft Fair on the lawns of the capitol. It supports and showcases local artists as well as authentic street food. Before venturing through the craft fair I decided to eat and grab a coffee. The tamales were delicious!

 The majority of artists that participate in this fair do not have social media accounts, e-mail addresses or even a business card. I asked one gentleman if I could contact him to make me a piece and he said what he has on hand it all that is available. I then requested a business card and he told me he did not do any of that because this is just fun for him and not a business. I admire and respect that these artists are committed solely to their art, but disappointed I can not include any information on any of the artists in the park. This is just another reason you have got to spend a weekend here!




I am already planning my next visit to this little town!
Until next time ~ Happy Traveling!