Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Today I Am Thankful

Happy New Year's Eve! I hope you are enjoying your day! I've got a fun card to share:

I stamped the circles and the "i am thankful" and then added the enamel dots, which I desperately need to buy more off. Oh, how I wish there was a Archivers around here! But, Simon Says Stamp will do. :) 

I plan on being back tomorrow with a fun New Year's card! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (all from My Words set) Hero Arts
Specialty Ink: (Key Lime, Turquoise Gem, Spring Pansy, Sea Breeze Chalk Ink) Tsukineko
Accents: (enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, Teresa Collins

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Favorite Cards of 2013 (from other papercrafters)

Here are my top 10 Favorite Cards of 2013 From Other Papercrafters. I kept it to only one card per papercrafter, and I've linked to the original blog post.

Jen Rzasa. This is amazing. The color, the design. wow. And its ombre! LOOOOVE! 

Michelle.  Loving the the colors. And look how beautifully clean and simple it is. And what a great way to do a sentiment 

Lisa Carroll. I love the amazing stamping plus the bold colors. 

Jessica Witty. I am really missing her gorgeous cards. This one is one of my faves. The cork, the color combo, texture. 

Nichole Heady. I just realized I CASEd this and never knew until now. That must mean I really love it! 

Cristina Kowalczyk. wowza. just wowza. 

Jennifer McGuire.  Clean and simple. And I LOVE geometric look. With the rainbow colors.

Maile Belles. Hexagons OVER the stamped flowers. How cool is that! 

Tyra Babington. Hunger Games. :D And I love the misting. 

I hope this wasn't too long for you! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Favorite Cards That I Made of 2013

Here are my own  Top 10 Favorite Cards of 2013, in no particular order: (get ready for a loooong post with lots of pictures!)

This is one of my favorites because of the artistic, free look of the whole card. And because I used enamel dots! ;) 

This one is a fave for me because I use patterned paper and I paper pieced, which is rare for me. And I had so much fun making this card. 

I used a mask/stencil for the one above, and I love how the inking turned out. Oh, that, and the splatters. 

The inking on the triangles is what makes this one of my favorites. 

CAS. And that is why I love it. 

Colorful and fun. Plus I love circles.

I love all the banners on this one. And also because Nichole Heady said she liked it. :) 

I love this because of the rich colors and the placement of everything. 

I actually used flowers, so that is a big deal for me. And I used wood shapes! 

It's a shaker card! And it uses glitter! :D 

So that's it for me today! Have a nice night!

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Feathers and Sparkle

Aloha! I've been having lots of fun papercrafting the past few days...and I made a shaker card which I am very happy with! I'm also entering it in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I made a shaker and filled it with chunky glitter, confetti and some stamped and cut out feathers. 

I'm working on putting together a post of all my favorite cards that I made from 2013, so that should be up later tonight, so stay tuned. 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (all images, sentiment from Fanciful Feathers set) WPlus9
Dye Ink: (London Fog, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue) Tsukineko, (Tumbled Glass Distress Ink) Ranger
Dies: (circles) Spellbinders
Specialty Cardstock: (acetate) The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby
Glitter: (assorted chunky glitter) American Crafts 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Brown and Blue Let It Snow

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I had a lovely day at home with my family and I got to papercraft! I'm here with a fun winter card:

I did some emboss-resist with the snowflakes. I love the blue/brown color combo for winter. 

I can't believe it is going to be 2014 soon! This year has gone so fast! I plan to do a couple posts of favorite cards of 2013, one post that is of my own creations, and another post with favorites from other papercrafters, so stay tuned!

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (snowflake,  sentiment from Winter Penguin set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink
Specialty Ink: (Sea Breeze, Gingerbread) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (clear) Recollections/Michaels
Watermark Ink: Versamark

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas Eve! It is actually snowing! Yes! I was afraid we were going to have a very brown Christmas, but it looks like it is gonna be a white one! I've got a fun snow-scene card to share.

This was oh, so fun to make. I started by inking a backround on the card with some various blue inks, then I stamped the hills and the trees. After that I stamped the snow, then applied more ink over the whole thing. Applying ink over the already stamped images gave the card depth, as if you were really looking at a snowy evening. After that I added a sentiment. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve! I have to get ready to go to a family get together I mentioned yesterday. I spent awhile yesterday trying to look up hairstyles I could do that would work with my hair...but the length and texture my hair is, nothing seems to work with it. But I'm going to try something anyway. I'll let you know how it goes. 

Jesus saves!


Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (all stamps from Let it Snow set) Lawn Fawn
Dye Ink: (white) Hero Arts, (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass) Ranger

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Eve, Eve!

It's the Eve of Christmas Eve! lol. :) Anyway, I'v got a card for the current Lawnscaping challenge. Here was the challenge this time round, it was a color challenge! Yay! I love color challenges!

I simply stamped the trees, the snow and the sentiment. Fun and CAS. 

I went shopping today at Hobby Lobby and bought some papercrafty fun stuff! Tomorrow we go over to my grandma's house to get together with family, which will be fun. :) 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (all stamps from Let it Snow set) Lawn Fawn
Dye Ink: (Enchanted Evening, Winter Wisteria) Papertrey Ink, (Gray Flannel, some unknown pink color) Tsukineko

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pastel Snowflake

Hey again! I've got a card for the current Curtain Call Challenge-,Sweet Snowflakes and this was the inspiration:

And here is my creation:

I was inspired by the lovely pastels colors and the snowflakes. First I embossed the snowflake in white then I applied some lovely pastel chalk inks over it. 

I also added a sentiment in black, but I think it was a bit too contrasting with the rest of the card and kinda ruined the whole card. 

'Till next time!

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white, Winter Wisteria) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (sentiment from Think Big Favorites #21 set) Papertrey Ink
Cling Stamp: (Dotted Snowflake) Hero Arts
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Specialty Ink: (I don't know the colors right off the bat..) Tsukineko
Watermark Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: (white) Recollections/Michaels

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lime Green Flowers

Hello all! It's me again and guess what? This is my third day in a row posting! Yay! Today I have a card for the current Runway Inspired Challenge! Here was the inspiration:

And here is my card:

I took inspiration from the lime-green color basic of the outfit. I embossed a bunch of flowers and leaves in white then I painted over them with green watercolors and added a green sentiment. 

Why is it I can't resist added splatters to almost every. single. card. I make? :) 

It snowed here again today! I am loving the snow, it is so beautiful! 
And I can't believe that Christmas is only in 7 days! ack! 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (flowers, leaves, sentiment from Folk Art Florals) WPlus9
Die Ink: (Limeade Ice) Papertrey Ink, (Pear Tart) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Specialty Ink: Versamark

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hello Flowers

Hey again! Yay! Posts two days in a row! :) Hopefully it will stay like this! I've got a card using some lovely My Mind's Eye stamps.

I stamped the flowers in a simple color scheme, and added a sentiment and some Studio Calico wood shapes. 

I love the look of this card...very simple, and to the point. 
I hardly ever use flowers on my cards....it seems like everyone does so easily, but I have trouble making them work on my cards. I'm not sure why, but thats ok with me! I'll just admire everyone else's gorgeous flower cards. 


I've been thinking about placing an order from Simon Says Stamp and then not opening it until Christmas...like a Christmas present from me to me...lol. :) 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (flowers, sentiment) My Mind's Eye
Dye Ink: (Enchanted Evening, Rose Bud, Harvest Gold) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (wood arrow shapes) Studio Calico

Monday, December 16, 2013

Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow

I know, I know, in my last post I said I would be back in a few days. But I got sick with a cold...but I am back now! I can't stop creating cards with a snow theme...here is a "let it snow" card!

I started out by cutting some patterned paper into strips then adhering it to a die cut circle, then trimming and diecutting  the circle again to round off the edges, so it would be a nice smooth circle. 

Then I stamped some lovely Lawn Fawn trees onto the circle, then adhered the circle to the card and added a sentiment. 

I love how the dots look like snow falling down. Kinda a fun and cute card with a modern twist. 

I must admit I cannot get enough of Lawn Fawn's Let It Snow set. It is gorgeous! You will be seeing more cards using it on the blog soon! 

Here in the Finger Lakes of New York we have about 6-8 inches of snow! It's gorgeous! I want to go skiing! And ice fishing..but it is still too soon for that. :) 

Jesus saves! 

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (sentiment, trees from Let It Snow set) Lawn Fawn
Die Ink: (Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko 
Patterned Paper: (grey polka dots, blue polka dots) Recollections/Michaels
Die: (circle) Spellbinders

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Christmas Card

Hello all! Have you noticed the changes around here? First of all, my blog name is no longer "Just Me Bethany." It is now "Raindrops on the Stars." And I have a new blog header! :) More changes are also on the way, but for now, here is a Christmas card:

My inspiration for this came from a card I saw awhile ago, and I'm not sure who made it...I think perhaps Aimes? But the card used sun rays for trees! So that is what I did here. I took one of the sun rays from "Hello Sunshine" from PTI and used it as a tree. Fun and modern. 

I shall be back in the next few days!
In other news, I got a deer on Sunday! It is a nice doe. :) 

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) (no supply list today)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Changes coming! EDITED

Hello! Yes, I'm still here. :) I just wanted to let you know that there are some changes coming to my blog. First of all, a name change to the blog, and a new header and some new other things. So stay tuned! And I've got lots of cards to share too! :D Until then-

I have a new blog address, and if you follow me on Bloglovin, then the new posts won't show up unless you follow me under my new blog's name: http://raindropsonthestars.blogspot.com/

Jesus saves!