Thursday, January 31, 2013

Leadership boards

Here are some more of the boards, there are lots of cards on them, I could not take close up of them all but at least I got them all.
Hope you like the boards. Leave me a comment and let me know. Otherwise I wont take them that way next time. I can just be selective and take the better ones like I usually do.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

AND THE WINNER IS..................

We had a contest going judge my cards that I made and now I have done the drawing through and we have a winner. picked #2 
The one in the number 2 position is....................
Drumroll please................................

Here is the comment that she left for me.

Anonymous said...
I like them both but there is just something about #1 I like a little more. I think # 2 may need a little somehthing more. Betsy R
January 25, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Congratulations Again Betsy. 

More leadership boards and Kayla Time with Gators

Here are some more of the leadership boards that I photo'd.
Remember that you can click on the photo and actually see the cards closer

Then this is a photo of Gayle, Sheila and I waiting to go in the room for the demonstrations. 
This next 2 photos is my daughter, Kayla and I, after Leadership I hung out with her for 3 days and she took me to see these gators. I was spooked, there were hundreds of them, there was no way to stop them if they came up the small hill. They had signs saying to stay 20 feet away from them but I wanted to get out of there. LOL. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Artisan Embellishments from Leadership

Here are some projects that were on display at leadership, these projects are beautiful. The talent that people have out there just amazes me. 

This bottle is gorgeous. Never would have thought of that. I guess thats why I go to these things. 
Hope you like my shares today.
Rubbery hugs

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lace Tape technique

OOOH, I forgot about this one until I stumbled across it while looking for something to make for my downline meeting. I created on on my own similar but not this one. I'll post mine after my meeting. Gotta show the gals first
Here is the photo. The lace tape technique is quite easy but if you want to learn, please send me an email. I'll add you to my list of guests at my next card buffet.

 Next I have a card using the dress dies. The front is to the right and the inside of card in on bottom of this writing. I hope you like the them.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

More about Leadership Orlando 2013

Here are some of the boards that are on display for us to photograph..

This first one is of some of the demonstrations that were shown at general sessions on stage and then posted on the boards for our photo taking opportunities. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by today. Feel free to click on any of the photos, it enlarges them for you so you can see the cards.
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, January 26, 2013

More Leadership photos

Here are some more Leadership photos. Here is Gayle, Myself and Jen at Pajama Night and then Gayle and myself as well. I bought the pajamas as my gift to them, we usually always do something for each other. Of course I didnt know that the first year that I went. BUT, Now I do and you wont see me forgetting ever again. Gayle didnt see anything posted about a pajama night and I thought I was crazy afterwards because I couldnt find it either and we found out that it was posted on the updates and not on the Leadership info. Phew. I thought I was losing it. LOL. Gayle bought us our sparkly lanyards and Jen gave us a bag of candy to get us through all the classes. Life Saver She is.

Next is the photo of my Demonstrator Business Support specialist (AKA my Stampin' Up! Coach) Sara
She calls me every other week, sets challenges for me and helps me with staying on track to earn goals that we set together. She is new to me, Rett had to leave his position and she took his place but has been fabulous in filling his shoes. He was a great inspiration to me and I couldnt have earned FIJI without him. Now she is helping me learn new things like the importance of updating my blogs, facebook team page and my Demonstrator Business web site. Although I dont update my website as often, I do occasionally and now all my blog posts are linked to my website so check out my website too. 
And now lastly I want to post a couple more of the WOW swap cards that this woman we met at the doors had swapped and let us take photos of....... I posted some more of these on my facebook team page so check it out and join my group on facebook as well. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Betty Creations and a contest

I was feeling like stamping tonight, designed my own too at that. # 1 was inspired by another but not at all like the original.  Not sure if I like them and would like you all to tell me what you think.
I would like you to be the judge and for being the judge, I will be offering a pack of More Amore DSP and Paper Doilies for free, I will do a drawing and one person will win the package.
You have to tell me if you like #1 or #2 or neither or even both.
You can be honest. I like to know how I'm doing. Especially because I think I'm not that good at being creative. Here they are.......
#1This one uses Hearts a Flutter stamp set and Dies, Primrose petals Ink & Card stock, More Amore Dsp, Paper doily, Vanilla 1/8" taffeta, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Window and Modern label punches. Chevron Embossing Folder, Dimensionals and sponge to color the doily.
And #2This one uses Perfect Pair stamp set, More Amore dsp, Whisper White and Pool party card stock, paper doily, Silver Embossing Powder, versamark and Heat tool, Flower Trim ribbon, 1 1/4" two-tone ribbon in Pink pirouette/rose red and Honeycomb embossing folder. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Rubber Hugs

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Leadership 2013 photos

Here is just a tease of some of the photos. I will post more tomorrow.
the first one is the welcome sign with Gayle Basset and I posing for our first photo.

Then we have the welcome sign going in to the room that all the displays are in. Also the Lunch room. 
Then you have our packet that we got our goodies in and the goodies in the packet 

Next is a Picture of Shelli Gardner (owner of Stampin' Up!) and I and Her with Gayle as well, these were taken at Managers Reception 

Then the last one for today is Gayle and I drinking Butter Beer. We had to take this one several times because our first instinct is to lick our lips and then the mustache is gone. LOL. Hard to do. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Here is a Gwen Landis Creation with Henry Says Stamp set

My friend and downline, Gwen Landis made a cute little card using Henry Says, I thought I'd share it with you today and start with leadership posts in the morning. Here is her card creation.....
Here is what Gwen had to say in her email to me when she sent me the photo of her card.

Attached is the birthday card I made with the Henry Says set - isn't it cute? The patterned paper is retired (it's from the Fall Flowers DSP pack) but you could easily remake the card with current SU papers. The colors are Pool Party and Old Olive with some Basic Black and Whisper White. I stamped the elephant in black onto the striped paper and cut him out. I colored the little banners with markers and then stamped them on the white before gluing down the little cut-out elephant and I did use my stamp positioner to get them in the right place. As for the sentiment, I used the black marker to color the words separately so I could get them in a straight line rather than one above the other on my strip of white.

Very cute card don't you think?
Feel Free to leave Gwen a comment so she knows that you saw her card.
Hugs to all.
Thanks for stopping by.

Pooped out

Hello all,
    Just wanted to apologize for not scheduling a post last night so you had something to read this morning. I'll make it up to you. I took a nap at 630 then got up to listen on my conference call, then went back to bed by 9. I have never been so tired. I think the funeral stress has me wiped out.
I will post something tonight and schedule something for morning. While I was listening in on the conference call about Sale A Bration I downloaded my photos of leadership so I will post some of those for you.
Rubber Hugs
(Tired) Betty Boop
Until Next time. :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale A Bration starts today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sale a Bration starts today.
View our online brochure here

OR if this does not work. Go to my website and see the brochure. If you are on my mailing list you should have received one in the mail. I have a bunch in hand also, call me and I'll get you one.

For every $50 you order, you get a free sale a bration item for free.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper Pumpkin monthly program

Leadership excitement......
Paper pumpkin 
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it........... but be sure to select me as your demonstrator (Betty Button). Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) The commissionable amount is $14.95 for each Paper Pumpkin.
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.(BE SURE TO SELECT ME AS YOUR DEMONSTRATOR........... Betty Button)
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

I will have a few kits on hand each month in case you missed your sign up.
Thanks for stopping by.
Rubber Hugs

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! is celebrating 25 years with best of birthdays stamps

Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp Set#132929
Price: $14.95
Happy 25th anniversary to us! Each month during 2013, we’ll smash up some of our all-time-faves with a new never-before-seen stamp to create twelve “Best of” stamp sets. We’re kicking things off with the Best of Birthdays Stamp Set. Party on!

If you would like to purchase the stamp set, either go on my website at or send me an email
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Its Official $200,000 WOOHOO!!!!!!!

Hello all, Its Official, I made my $200,000 career to date sales goal.
Now I have to do the drawing for the prizes. First of all, the person to put me over was Sandy Holmes so she will get a special gift from me, now I have all names in the hat and since I made it before the weekend was over I promised 4 gift certificates as prizes. So, I am going to draw the names now...............
The first name I drew is......drumroll please...........

WooHoo its Ann Williams

The second name I drew is.......drumroll again Please.........

WooHoo this one is Anita Socinski

The third Name is........Drumroll again please..........

Woohoo this one is Betsy Rotax

The fourth and Final name is........Drumroll one more time..........PLEASE......

Woohoo, its Sarah Havers

Congratulations to all of my winners. Thank you all so much for helping me with this goal.
Also thank you to everyone that attended the services for my father, it was an amazing service.

Email me with your $50 in free please.

Also, I am attaching the photos for the Dude Kit. Since the video did not work, here is the photo of the kit.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome! Kit

This is the first time that I have loaded a video this way to my blog so hopefully this works but this is a new opportunity that Stampin Up is offering for sale. Lets hope it works and if not I will adjust later after the funeral so you can see this but its a Dude, You're welcome! kit and its designed specifically for men. I loaded it both ways so you can see it. Hopefully one will work. Rubber hugs
Thanks for Stopping by.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Family Photos, I know non stamping related

Today is the Wake and Tomorrow is the funeral, I still have not downloaded  the photos from leadership. Since Dad passed while I was away, I have been working on arrangements. I promise as soon as this is over I will get to the leadership photos. In the meantime I want to share a photo of my family and of my mom and dad.

The first one is of my brother Shawn and my dad, then my mom and dad together and below is our whole family.

This photo of all of us was taken when I didnt like my hair. I had chopped it all off and it looked bad. LOL 
But, this is my mom and dad, my sister and I and my 7 brothers. All the boys had initials of DAM because every time it was a boy my mom said DAM because she wanted a girl. Except for Shawn, His initials are SAM because he was born on the 4th of July. Isnt that a fun story. 
I hope you like the photos I shared today. I am still very sad with the loss of my dad so I just had to share. 
I know, its not stamping related but once in awhile that can be ok too.
Rubber Hugs

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Today I should be home but may still not have alot of time to post so I thought I'd share one more with you in case I dont have time when I return home, to post info about leadership. 

This is another brayer card done by Gayle at Michelle Zindorf's class. Gayle is definitely interested in doing this class with us, doing something similar so news on that will follow.
Rubber Hugs

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baby Prints

I should be on my way home today, unless I've already returned.
I thought I'd add in a baby card, this card using the set, baby prints. some of the other product is retired but is ever so cute you could do this with so many colors.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sad News about my dad

   Today I am sitting here in Florida, my last day. Been doing a lot of talking on the phone since hearing that my dad(David Martell) has passed away in my absence. My dad has been quite sick for some time now and just before my leaving became seriously ill. He wanted me to keep my original plans and go to Leadership, So, I did. In my absence, they had to take him off the breathing tube and within 28 minutes of doing so, he passed away. :(
   I am returning home tomorrow, Tuesday and heading to the funeral home to finalize the arrangements that I have been talking to people on the phone about all day today.
   The services will be on Thursday from 7-9 pm at Heald Funeral Home in St. Albans and Friday at 2 pm at Holy Angels Church in St. Albans. We will not be going to a burial as his wishes were to be cremated. Thank you all for your support thus far and looking forward. Unless something changes between today and tomorrow, then that will be what we do. The add will appear in the Burlington Free Press hopefully on Wednesday morning if you want to pay your respects. Thanks again.
Hugs to all.

Field Flowers

Now this card I really love. I love the Hello Doily stamp set as it is and adding Field Flowers to it just makes it wow.
Rubber Hugs

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Birthday Card

I don't have a lot of time left, Ran short of time so I'm posting photos in hopes that I can make updates from Florida, But at least I am leaving you something to look at.
Rubber Hugs

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sail Away

In thinking of my dad as I'm posting, I saw this card and had to share. This is a retired stamp called Sail Away and the bleach technique was used on this. Its a very nice card to give to a father.
Rubber Hugs

Friday, January 11, 2013

Here is a card that I love love love. This card was made using the butterfly punch and I am going to make this at some of my workshops. If you'd like to schedule a workshop with me, you know how to contact me. 

This flower idea using the butterfly punch is pretty cool and who ever figured it out, Kudos to them.
They also used the Scallop circle, the scallop oval and the large oval. Plus the square lattice embossing folder. 
Thanks for stopping by. 
Rubber Hugs

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another brayer card

By Now, I'm at leadership and I'm not sure if I am going to be able to post so I thought I'd post some more of Gayle's Cards. Soon I will have all of my leadership swaps but until then, this will keep you occupied.

I really want to learn how to do this one Gayle is going to show me, its just a matter of when. We both have had alot going on, Her husband and my father have both been keeping us busy.

Now, I have another free post coming up. Make sure you come back for more
Thanks for stopping by.
Rubber hugs