Sunday, June 30, 2013

Challenge #22 and our winners!

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Welcome Back to all of my Besties out there.  I have enjoyed seeing
each of your challenge entries and its so difficult to choose winners.  I would love
to pick every card as there is something so special about each and every one.  Thank
you for playing along with us on the Besties challenge blog each week.  We have a fun
challenge for you this week,but first lets announce our winners! Congratulations!

Please contact Sher at ShersL84bed@aol to claim your prizes.
Top Prize: #26 Ingrid (10 Besties)
Most Unique: #16 Janes Journal (5 digis)
Non Bestie Winner-#10 Wenche-  (gets 1 Besties)
Top 5 Runners Up:
5 dee bee bestie ( 3 Besties)
12 helene (3 Besties)
19 lene (3 Besties)
25 ria (3 Besties
32 polly (3 Besties)

June 24th shaped card Challenge

Our fabulous design team has put together some amazing shaped 
cards for us this week for inspiration.  The challenge for you, is to make a card any shape but a square or rectangle.  For  more inspiration be sure to check out Sherri's blog at:


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Meet Crafty Clair

Meet Messy Bestie Crafty Clair playing with her paper doll cutouts.  Come add her to your Besties

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guest DT Marie

Please scroll down to our Blog Challenge dated 6/24

Welcome!  Marie here and I am over the moon excited to share that I have the honor of being invited to be a Guest Designer for you today for the Besties  Challenge Blog.  Yeah!

I love these adorable images and they are so much fun to color and use for all your cards and special projects.  The sweet face and the adorable eyes just make me smile! :D 

The sweet digital image I used is..... NO Name (Shari Baldy).    But don't let that  stop you.... She may not have a name but she is Personality Plus!  You can find this sweet digital image  HERE.
Copic Sketch Alcohol Ink Markers: 
  • Skin Tones: E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Dress/Stockings: RV55, RV23, RV10, RV00, Colorless Blender, Pink Multiliner, 
  • Peach AtYou Glitter Marker
  • Eyes: YG63, G40,
  • Hair: E47, E44, E42, E40,
  • Grass: G24, G21, G40, G45, Colorless Blender
  • Shoes: E44, E42, E40
  • Background: BG000, BG00, RV000, E40, Colorless Blender,
  •  Opaque White Ink, Pink Multiliner
The card was colored with direct to paper Copic inking and tip to tip. 
 The background is  amuted marbelized Copic bckground technique. 
 The card base  is 120# white cardstock and I used white  and pink 80# cardstock for layering. 
 The focal image was colored on Cryogen (Curious metallic) paper. 
I embellished it with pink pearls, flowers and punched leaves.   
Thank you for stopping by and  have a safe and wonderful week! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Challenge #21 and our winners

Welcome to another Besties Challenge. 

Challenge #21  

June 17th Use pearls and lace


Now on to our winners from last Challenge
Congratulations Ladies!
Please email Sher at

Top Prize: #11 Natalie
Our Unique Prize:   #6 Elaine
Best Use of DieCuts: #29

Top 5!
20 Suzanne K
26 Rachel
28 Polly

BIG Weekend My-Bestise SALE!!!! Just for YOU!!!

Hello to all my Besties,

           I have a  BIG Thank you too all the Bestie Lovers ....A FUN BIG WEEKEND SALE is going on all weekend for you!!!!....

 A LOT of NEW Stamps in the SHOP ...... We have some amazing projects and How To's from our AMAZING Design Team for you on my FB page!  XOXO



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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lookie here.. I love Promarkers DT

We would love to share with you the cards from I LOVE PROMARKERS Design Team.   
They have a fun new challenge going on over there too, hope you will stop by and say hi to
their design team, and check out their fun challenge to win some Besties!

GDT Jane





 Lorraine B



If you would like more details of the DT's cards or look at more of their work, please click on their names to be taken straight to their blogs, we also love to receive comments.....

Monday, June 17, 2013

Guest Designer Tina

Welcome Back Tina!  Tina used Sherri's Bestie Orange Blossom found here:


Happy Monday everyone!!!  Today I'm sharing an easel card I made showcasing the Vellum; paper from the Paper Temptress.  I LOVE playing with Vellum and when I saw Sherri Baldy's Asian Besty, I KNEW it would be perfect for making a fan to be a backdrop for my image.  It was perfect to score and so easy to fold.

I stamped it with a few flower images and some butterflies from Theresa Momber's set, "Whimsical Spring".  And I let it THOROUGHLY dry before even attempting to fold the paper.  I used my Copic markers to color in the leaves and flowers and the branches and they worked beautifully on the vellum.

Before scoring my Vellum I added a thin line of Scor Tape to the edge and then sprinkled it with some black glitter.  LOVE it!!  I punched a hole in the bottom and added an eyelet along with some twine that I used to make a tassle at the end.  I used some liquid glue to attach the vellum to my card and since it dried clear, it made no noticeable markings on the Vellum.

I also used the gold from the Laser Lustre pack to border out my black card stock and also to punch a strip for the inside of my card.

Here's another view of the card so you can see how I folded the easel.


I hope you give the Vellum a try.. it REALLY is fun to work with and not only does it fold well, but it tears well AND does a fabulous job on the printer!!  Oh and... I have made this for an adorable new friend I've made who lives in Thailand.  She is just adorable, though we've never met, I can't wait to send this to her.  Now I hope you realize this DOES stick up on the card quite a bit but I plan to make a pretty box to put it safely in before mailing her way.  :-)

That's it for me today.  Have a GREAT week and thanks for stopping by!!! *HUGS*

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Delicious Die cuts Challenge and our winners from last challenge

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Welcome back Besties!  We have  a brand new challenge for you this week, but first lets get to last week's winners.

Our grand prize winner is: Simone  $30 gc for Besties Digis  Congratulations

Our runners up are: 18-Alexandra, 4-Julie, 5-Kaija, 17-Katharina, and 19-Rachel 
You win 3 Besties each.  Please email to claim your prize

Our fabulous Besties Design Team have some wonderful cards that they would like to inspire you with this week.  Please visit their blogs and see all of their wonderful cards.  Each day this week, our Besties dt on Sherri's blog will also have wonderful cards to inspire you, be sure to drop by.

Our Current challenge!
We can't wait to see your entries.  Use your favorite Bestie with Die cuts!