I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Flowers

Project 23 of my Simply Betty Stamps Challenge: Color every image in the Simply Betty Collection. That's over 500 images not including the new releases this year. I'm over the 20 project mark, and I can see 25 projects being complete by the end of the weekend. I am super motivated thanks to you and all of your positive feedback, but I have a long way to go, especially since Betty seems to release new images all of the time. This image is an oldie but a goodie. Come join my blog and cheer me on while I work my way through the Simply Betty Catalog.

For this project, I wanted to accentuate the flowers and make them pop off the page, leave everything else clean and simple.... The background, mat on brown, is embossed with a floral folder, and she is cropped down and mat on brown as well. I used a wide variety of Copics for the flowers, and kept the hair and skin neutral. The "spring" sentiment is stamped from Docerela Stamps, the Mix and Match III set. 

Challenges Entered
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Spring Color
Card Mania Challenge - Flowers
Cards in Envy - Spring Colors
Crafty Card Marker - Spring Has Sprung
Make My Monday Challenge - Flowers


  1. Love the embossed background and your fabulous image! She is beautiful and love your coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  2. I love, love, love this card. The simple embossed background in white really highlights the stunning coloring that you've done on the focal image. Super card and so glad you treated us to a look at it at Cards in Envy. Take care.

  3. What a lovely card! I really like the vibrant colours popping out from the plain background. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & More..


  4. A lovely card. thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge

  5. A really beautiful card and such a sweet image too.
    Thanks for joining our flowers challenge.
    Fliss MMM DT

  6. This is so wonderful card! Thank you for joining in Card Mania Challenge


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