Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bossy Bethie

Another of my favorite artists is Mo Manning. The challenge at her blog is the theme of Love incorporating buttons, a bow, and lace along with one of her images. Since I've been very busy with Mo's Bethie lately I decided to use her again for a Valentine card. While Bethie doesn't scream girly bows and frills she does usually have a message of some sort to scream out. Last card I made with her she was trying to sell her little brother. This card she is demanding someone - anyone within earshot - to be her Valentine. So here she is sans fru-fru.

Be My VALENTINE!~Papertrey Ink base card
~Layer of white glossy photo cardstock stamped with hearts from a dollar bin at Michael's and embossed using Ranger Rich Red embossing powder
~Square scallop of red cardstock using Spellbinder's Nestibilities, dry embossed using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Cuttlebug, edges dotted with Sharpie white poster paint pen
~Another layer of glossy photo cardstock square scalloped and dotted with Sharpie red pen
~Image purchased at Mo's Digital Pencil, colored with Copics, wheel centers topped with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
~Hearts in wagon from assorted (three are from Stampin' Up Love It)
~Sentiment framed in Stampin Up Word Window
Mo Manning - Lots of Love
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the Air
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Seeing Red
Do You Stack Up - Red Hot
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Embossing
The Pink Elephant - Be My Valentine
Crazy for Challenges - Valentine's Day Card

This also Mo Manning's Bethie from a previous post (Ahhhhh Siblings). Although she is interested in bartering away her brother he looks perfectly content to get a free wagon ride and eat the cookies she no doubt bribed him with.

I have another Bethie card to post, but alas, work is calling. Another day on The CLIFF awaits me.

Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Both are just great - but I DO love that first one with all the red. So pretty.

  2. Nancy, I just found your blog, which I love very much. It appears we have some things in common.... I grew up in Sioux City and still have lots of family there. I currently live in Branson, MO, after living in Phoenix for much of my adult life. I am putting your blog on my favorites list and becoming a follower. I, too, love Mo Manning, Sassy Cheryl and several others I see on your blog. I'll be back to visit, for sure!

  3. Hi Nancy...how absolutely inspired!!! I love how you have Bethie pulling a wagonful of valentines!!So dang adorable! Your coloring is so pretty...and I love your papers and the added dots are perfect!! I'm so tickled that you've joined us this week at Mo's!! Pat Frank

  4. How cute! I love the wagon full of hearts! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  5. Nancy, I tend to slather on the Copics, too, especially reds! Next time I go to Sioux City we should get together and color! We can be loud or whisper the color on --- whatever we feel like! Glad to know ya!

  6. Awww what a great idea to put the hearts in the wagon. This is adorable. Great card.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's.

  7. Oh my gosh - I LOVE this image!!! How cute! The hearts are beautiful too!

    Thanks so much for entering the SImon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  8. These are just fabulous Nancy, love the idea of the hearts in the wagon, just inspiring!.
    Thanks for joining us this week on DP2.
    Sheila xx

  9. Hey Nancy - these Mo Mannings are stinkin cute! Your coloring is spot on and you really captured the "attitude" of sweet Bethie! Thanks also for the sweet comment on my blogaversary post - you made me SMILE today and it's nice to hear that you appreciate comments that reflect that the commenter really read the post :-) I loved hearing about the food contests your boys were having - thanks for sharing the results with me - I have a 22 year old but we're usually dealing with Beer Pong or such contests LOL (although I have bested the boys a few times - but I make them drink the beer LOL). Thanks again for making my day - Have a great week. Hugs~

  10. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp with your wonderfull embossed creation, I love it. Those cute little hearts and the cute image Thank you for sharing. Hugs Terry xxxx

  11. What a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Such a lovely card for our Seeing Red challenge! Great image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

  13. Love this card - love both of them! Bethie's my kind of girl!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  14. Just a darling card, right up my alley....I want a valentine also!!!
    Hugs, Kathy


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