Friday, March 20, 2009

Dirty Girls "Then and Now" Case Yourself!!!

This month all of the Dirty Girls were issued a challenge to case one of our first uploads!!!! The purpose is to see a "then and now" growth to our stamping style. We all have to start somewhere, right? I absolutely love the idea of this challenge, however, once I visited my 2005 album, I became alittle!!! I decided to choose this card because I just used so much green galore?? Thanks a Bunch

As part of the challenge requirements, we could change three things???? ONLY THREE? LOL!!!
I changed colors for sure!!!! I changed stamp image, and I change embellishments/accessories!!!!

For this card I am using chocolate chip, aqua mist, vanilla cream cardstocks. I am also using Basic Gray Marrakech and MB Poppyfinch dps.
I am using the newly release ODBD Scripture Collection I set.

I distressed all of the edges of the aqua mist and vanilla cream cardstock and dp with Tim Holtz distress inks in antique linen and tea dyed.

I added more layers to this card.

I used nestabilities and cuttlebug embossing folders.

I added larger eyelets this time to the belt. Instead of cutting into the cardstock to make the belt loop(s), I used some dark chocolate twill. I did use some brown permanent marker to make this twill dark enough for this card.

I added few embellishements. The layered stamped flower with button, and the jumbo brad with cross charm. I have been doing a lot of flower stamping of late. I love the look and the effect. Here, I stamped the same scripture that I used in palette dark chocolate ink. I sponged all of the flowers with antique linen.

I used an accent stamp from Laundry Line called Bloom with some aqua mist around the scripture. It is a tiny solid flowers design.


  1. WOWZER Betty!! This is one really gorgeous buckle creation!! What a beautiful effect with the mist and the texture is amazing!! TFS!! Enjoy your day!

  2. Betty this is so beautiful, it's fun to see what a long way we have come.

  3. Gorgeous Betty. Your original was so springy and sweet. This is rich and gorgeous! What a fun challenge... Great work as always.

  4. breathtaking Betty! love the color..

  5. Betty - wasn't it fun going back in time - LOL!!! Your makeover card is fabulous - so elegant!!! I'm scared to go back to take a peek....LOL!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  6. Betty!!!! Oh my gosh....this is so splenderiffic!! Awesome!!

  7. Beautiful card Betty! love the colors and your design...fab job as always!!!

    Did I tell you how much I LOVE your banner? It's gorgeous and very eye-catching!!!

  8. just beautiful love the rich colors

  9. Betty this is just gorgeous! Wowzers how you've grown! It's humbling to go back and look at your early gallery isn't it? I keep it to remind me how much I've grown with SCS. I also show my customers! LOL

  10. Wowsers Betty!! This is stunning!! LOVE the colors!! Love the buckle!! Love the texture!! Love everything!!

  11. I love the colors on this one Betty!! Breathtakingly beautiful!!! Love the buckle, texture and layout!!

  12. This makeover card is gorgeous; definitely more dressy than the original fun one. The colors and texture on this card are wonderful! Love the belt buckle style.

  13. Betty, this is the most beautiful card ever!!!! Don't get me wrong, I love all of your creations but there is something about this one, it is simply breathtaking!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your God given gift with us.


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