Thursday, June 14, 2012

Simply Challenged Inner Betty & Card Crafter's Circle

Hello friends!  Some of you have asked me about Jeremy's dad and I wanted to let you all know that he's doing great.  Physically, he's really come such a long way.  He'll always have pain but he's so much better now.  He misses us since we left, but it was time for all of us and he really doesn't need us anymore.  And of course we wanted to leave while things were still going good, it's never a good idea to press your luck or wear out your welcome, right?  The nonsense with his wife's horrid sisters is over and I trust that karma will eventually catch up to them, but I do admit that I sometimes find myself thinking about the whole situation and wondering how they can sleep at night or what they say to people about it... or do they just not tell people how awful they've behaved?  Or do they justify it somehow?  I don't know, but I have talked to my own sister about it all and made damn sure that if either of us were in a similar situation that we would NEVER allow our husbands or their families to be treated with anything other than the utmost respect, love, dignity... *sigh*  I guess you can't teach people class, morals, or empathy.  Thank you, God, for making sure I was born with them. And for giving me the brains and the heart to surround myself with others who were also born with them.  ;)
So yeah, let's get to why most of you are here.  My first card for today is for the brand new:

Simply Challenged Challenges - Embrace Your Inner Betty

I had fun with this challenge!  I used Just Betty, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits (hair and skin) and Prismacolor markers (clothing).  Background paper is a digi paper from Tiddly Inks and I printed the sentiment in my word processing program.  I like this image and I think she represents me because she's feminine but edgy.  I am no girlie-girl but I'm not a tomboy either and I think Just Betty embraces my kinda girl.  Oh and I gave her some freckles.  hee hee   So there it is - or there I am.  ;)

Next up is my card for the:

Card Crafter's Circle #26 - Monochromatic

I used the "New Oceans Sentiment Round" digi image from CS Designs, colored with Prismacolor markers and glitter.  My DP is from My Mind's Eye and the little gemstone stickers are from my stash.  I have about a million of those little stickers in every color imaginable.  I have a slight issue with hoarding things that I like.  Glitter and sparkly things are high on that list.  I put glitter on everything - it's like that Frank's Red Hot Sauce commercial says, "I put that shit on everything!"  hee hee  Anyway, I have had the same hundred several bottles of glitter for years, and even though I use them all the time the only one I've had to replace/refill is my Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I LOVE that stuff, and it only comes in small containers so I tend to go through a lot of it.

Hope you're all having a good week.  Peace.


  1. Jenn your Simply Betty card is wonderful - what a gorgeous image and that quote is fantasic!! Love the colours you used for your Monochromatic card - like the sparkle oon the image too!! Hope you are having a great week!

  2. Oh my Gosh! That Simply Betty card is simply adorable! Love her and your background!

  3. what an adorable card, wonderful job. Thanks for joining us at Simply Challenged Challenges

  4. this is a darling card
    thank you for joining us at
    Simply Challenged Challenges
    Love Jan

  5. ohhhh wow i love ur inner bettycard she rocks
    thanks for joining us SCC

  6. Wow..... Your Betty card is perfect!! I love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at SCC.
    Trudie x