Monday, January 9, 2012

Birthday Party Posts

Get Well card by JO Davis

Saturday, October 1, 2011


 So, when is a tissue box not a tissue box????
 When it's a BLESS YOU BOX!!!
 How about creating a gorgeous floral and fairy inspired BLESS YOU BOX, with a spray of roses on top?
You can have a unique opening, and rich, elegant papers....

... themes, like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles in the exact colors for a young man's room...

or the perfect pink for her room  
And don't forget decorating for the holidays, too!
Many more suggestions and ideas to come, as well as a
Send me pictures of your Bless You Boxes, and I'll put them in the gallery!

The instructions, along with photographs and printables, is available now!
Check out the Recorded
on my UStream Channel at
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* For download instructions click here
Happy creating ~

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How to Download a Tutorial

How do I purchase and download a tutorial? To download a tutorial, click on the Buy Now button, complete the transaciton in PayPal.   In the Transaction summary page, where it says "Thanks For your Order", look for the link in blue print that reads Return to Betty Bee Designs or Return to BrettStoryTeller. (It's the first one).  Click on that link. It will prompt the download.

Purchase of this tutorial is copyright protected.  If you wish to have a release for distribution in class or for commercial production, the license is available.  Please contact me.
Personal Copy, (creating project for self and/or gift giving). If you wish to purchase license for Commercial Copy, Purchase if you wish to create and sell the project (no printing for distribution option). Licensed Copy, Purchase if you wish to teach this project Classroom style. Print copies needed for students to follow along during the class and to take home.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ghoul's Day Out Crop - Bradenton FL

I'm so excited to tell you about a Fangtastic day of fun and surprises!
OOOOoooooooo,,, Don't you LOVE a day of crafting all sorts of creative creepies????

How about being able to bring your friends, family, and mini-monsters, too?

This crop is designed for scrappers of all levels of experience, from novices to experts, and we are inviting ghouls and goblins age 9 and older!
We are making four Spooktacular Projects and a few Make-It-Take-Its along the way!
Trick-or-Treat Goodie Bag

Happy Haunting Banner

Midnight in the Mansion Card

Frankie Treat Box

We have so much in store for you!  You won't want to miss it!
Some of the techniques featured will be: heat embossing, dry embossing, eyelet setting with the Crop-O-Dile, Paper Piecing, Constructing a Treat/Party Bag and Topper, Wobblies, a card called Midnight in the Mansion, Making a Box, Stamping, Coloring, and more......
Of course we have goodies and prizes throughout the day!
Project kits will be provided for all of the classes and make-it-take-its. You just bring materials for what you want to crop on your own, as well as your basic tools.
We suggest:
Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Pencil, Black Ink, Brown Ink, Inking Sponges, Wet Glue*, Double Sided Tape*, Scotch Tape, Scoring Board and Bone Folder or Stylus, Fine Line Black Marker.
* If you have questions, or would like to know what brands we personally like the best, please drop us a comment or an email and we'll be happy to help!!

The crop will be held at the Bradenton Country Club, at
4646 9th Avenue, West, in Bradenton, FL 34209.
We will begin at 10:00 and go until 5:00 on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th. Registration will include a luncheon which is being catered by the chef at the Country Club. You have three menu choices! 

Adult Menu
1: Club Sandwich served on a Croissant with Fresh Seasonal Fruit
2: Chicken Salad Croissant (Chunky White Meat seasoned with Curry and Grapes) with Fresh Fruit
3: Spinach Quiche, with Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese, with Fresh Fruit

Childrens' Menu:
1: Grilled Cheese and French Fries
2: Chicken Tenders and French Fries
3: Cheeseburger and French Fries

Coffee and Tea Service included.

Your Fee of $30.00 ($25.00 for children ordering from the childrens' menu) covers all materials and tutorials, as well as the luncheon, and the whole day of cropping.  Registration is confirmed when we receive your check, or PayPal payment. 

Adult/Children Lunches
You can email me with any questions @

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ellie Get Well-ephant

It has long been a tradition with our family that we have a Get Well-ephant when someone is in the hospital or home sick for a long time.  I have created other things where folks could sign a get well poster, etc., but today's tutorial over at Digital Delights is the first mini album I've created for such a purpose. 

It features the delightful Ellie from the Jungle Buddies collection, and is also covered with digital paper that has Miss Ellie all over it.

 The inside is a delightful array of squares and triangles that provide a TON of real estate for recording a lot of Get Well love, which we all know is the very best medicine!  I hope you will pop over and check it out! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Learn the wonderful world of these amazing alcohol based markers!

Do you like to color flesh tones and appreciate the shadows and ruffles of dresses? 

Do you want to add depth and dimension to your designs?

Perhaps sheer whimsey is your delight! 
Whatever you like, Copic Markers are the perfect medium for you!

I teach two classes that will get you coloring with CONFIDENCE!!  Copics are an investment that you will be happy you made!  They are totally renewable, with replacement nibs, and they are refillable!! 
All of my students have the opportunity to purchase Copics at a discount, and I offer refill services!!

Classes are $25.00 for a four hour, hands-on class, with images provided. 
For information email me at BettyBeeDesigns at    I will consider traveling to teach groups.

(Check out my other blog for additional examples!)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Display Cards by BettyBee Designs

Digital Delights 3D Treasure Box, with Pirate, and Pirates Kick Booty sign! 

Display Card, featuring Baby decor

Bridal Monogram display card

These cards are ery special treats for those occasions that we love to celebrate.  The top card is announcing the delightful Miss Paisley's birth, and the following is for a wonderful Bride and Groom.
Both cards feature a special fold that allows tucking behind the decorative feature inside, creating the display set up.

Please contact me if you need a unique card to celebrate a special occasion.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Upcoming Classes in Studio Bee

Studio Bee is located in Bradenton, Florida, and there are several upcoming classes for Cricut, Cuttlebug, and Copics! Here are the dates, times, and class fees. (All fees are payable in advance, by check or PayPal, please!)

Sat. Feb. 12 10:00 - 1:00? Cuttlebug Class  Learn lots of techniques,and finish four cards!  $10.00 Materials provided  (Bring your Cuttlebug and Plates!)  Door Prize!

Tue. Feb. 15 1:00 - 5:00 Copics Beginner Class $25.00 (Special offer on Markers for all students if ordered by Feb. 5th!)

Sat. Feb. 19th 10:00 - 2:00 Copics Intermediate Class $25.00 (lunch included) (Special offer on Markers for all students if ordered by Feb. 9th!)
Tue. March 1 1:00 - 5:00 
Cricut Project Class $10.00
Featuring Chipboard!
Materials provided

Tue. March 1 6:00 - 10:00 Cricut Project Class $10.00
Featuring Chipboard
Materials provided

Please send an email to BettyBeeDesigns at regarding ANY class you might be interested in, and I will send you the complete class description, and payment information.

If you would like to earn your Cricut or Cuttlebug instruction class for FREE host the class in your home, with at least four paying guests, and your registration is free!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Viva La Divas!

Tiaras, pajamas, massages, "diamond rings', strawberry Belgian waffles, trophies, midnight madness, and ice cream sundaes... Oh, we DO know how to have a Scrapbooking Crop!!!

Another wonderful Cricut Swarm has come and gone....but the memories will last a lifetime. This is the group photo of all of us with our Mini-Me's! Our challenge was to create an 11 1/2" paper doll of ourselves, and these ladies did an awesome job!

These are just a few! It was so much fun recognizing our friends by their characteristics, loves, and expressions of their personalities. There were some serious trophies given for this competition!! (The most coveted pieces of plastic in all of Florida!!!)

Our next surprise was the opportunity to try out the Cricut Cake!!! It was really fun, and we learned a lot about Gum Paste. It was a little bit of a learning curve, but easily handled. It will be a lot more fun to tackle at home.

It wasn't exactly an Ace of Cakes prize winner, but not shabby for a very first attempt! The great part is that there is no waste with the gum paste. I can keep working with it, and make bigger and better decorations every time! This is totally fun!!!

Last, but not least, here are some of us enjoying a wonderful hand wax treatment after having our hands massaged by our friend Pat! Oh, what a treat after a busy scrapping weekend ..... ahhhh! Viva la Divas, forever!!!!

We are already saddling up for our next Round be held June 25-27, so, if you want to swarm with us, you'd best be a' gettin' ahold of me pretty soon to reserve your spot! She'll be fillin' up, and you'll be out in the cold, pardner!!! Wouldn't want that, ya' hear!!

Happy crafting ~

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Awesome New Toys!!

You know, just about every day you have the chance to say "thanks" to someone, but once in a while there comes a time when someone special in your life does something just way beyond wonderful. Those times there just aren't words to say how much this person's kindness and friendship mean ... but you just hope they know. My friend, when you see this card, you will know, won't you? ♥♥♥

This really fun card is done with a great new JustRiteStamps large oval image, which I think is perfect on this cardstock from DCWV Sweet Stack, don't you? The geraniums are colored with Copics, and then dotted with Spica gels. The dots on the scallops are Paper Pearl paint. Isn't that fun? And how about that awesome fringe trim.....score!!! We hit the very best sale at JoAnn's, and we cleaned 'em out at 50 cents a yard! The ribbon is a perfect match, too, and it came from my favorite ribbon outlet in PA....then top the whole thing off with the ideal gems! Ta Daa!

I will have two more posts it will be a busy one :)
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend.

Happy crafting ~

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pink Baby Card

I was really thinking pink on this one! I wanted to show off another of the new Sizzix embossing folders, and this darling baby carriage just filled the bill for a precious baby card. After I ran it through to emboss the shape, I decided to cut it out, and did a little inking and added the doodle dots for fun. With some pink papers, and a soft ribbon, we can welcome the sweetest little girl.

This would work well for a shower, or as a greeting to mail to the new Mom, perhaps with a gift card enclosed, and tucked under the satin ribbon inside.

I hope this card will be just right for your next baby need.