Friday, October 29, 2010

Sharing Tricks for the Tiddly Inks & Simply Betty Stamps Blog HOP!!! :)

Hello Bloggertons! Welcome! I am happy to share and urge you all to participate in the Trick or Treat Blog Hop using Simply Betty Stamps AND/OR Tiddly Ink's Images!!! Check out Simply Betty's Blog for more details of the blog hop and to see the list of the Design Team Members for inspiration!

Now, onto what I made!
I just LOVE Gigi. She's cute, flirty and definitely hiding something! This girl has secrets. Even so, she is a fun fit for this little birdhouse card! Her bat hotpants make the boys go batty!
Here's the TRICK I would love to share with you all:

Explore different shapes when making a card or project by downloading FREE TEMPLATES such as the birdhouse one I used from here. Once you print and cut out your template, use your favorite papers or even fabrics! Mix and match! Paint, cut, glue, distress ink! It's up to you! Also, don't be afraid to use black and white patterns, then use your makers/pencils/inks to add your own color choices (I used Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Inks).

There are many great free templates at Stampington's site! (Click on the "Tempting Templates" link on the left of their homepage) Explore and share as you wish! :)
Supplies: Gigi by Simply Betty Stamps, "Chills & Thrills" by Cosmo Cricket "Haunted" clear stamps/Black and White Paper by 7Gypsies & Pink paper by Basic Grey "basil/gah-2132"/Yellow hand stitches/Colored in Copics/Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Inks/Bat Charm/Diamond Stickles/Green Flower/Red Ribbon/Birdhouse Template from Stampington.

Thank You so much for stopping by! I hope you found it both Chilling & Thrilling! :)

Buttercup :) XOXO


  1. WOW! Awesome card...great detail and colors! HUGS..SK :)

  2. WOWZER!! This is such a beautiful card.. Love it!!
    Hugs, Linda

  3. I LOVEEEEEEEEE all of the colors!!! Your originality is fabulous!!!


  4. I Love this!!! What a great combo of image and cutout!!! Just beautiful!

  5. Now that is one Thrilling card! Beautiful Portia!


  6. Portia, this is GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring and style always leaves me in AWE! xxD

  7. Ohhhh, can't type it is soooo pretty. :)
    I love gigi too...I had to make a card with her too. LOL

    This one puts mine to, love, love, love it!

  8. OMGOsh your Birdhouse card is stunningly beautiful, love how you've showed us the different stages of it. I've never thought of doing a Birdhouse, might give it a try now.
    Your work is beautiful:)

  9. *swoons*
    That is juuuust amazing!! ♥

  10. oh portia, your birdhouse looks absolutely amazing, i love how you did it and all the little touches make it look even better!!! hugs Lou xxx

  11. Oh wow your house rock.
    Unbelievable and spooky design. Love the colors.

  12. Great card - love the house design!

  13. Yet another fabulous card! I love everything about it! Thanks for the links to the free templates!

  14. LOVE this!! Great details and your coloring is fab!


I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts! TYVM <3