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May 01, 2014


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Wendy Sue

I think maybe your maiden name is McGyver...or your secret identity perhaps?!? Fun card with an awesome story! :)

Sallee P.

Oh, I love that pocket! Your blog is so beautiful.


Your pocket turned out great!


So beautiful!

Emily Frasier

such a beautiful card. I really love that pocket die!

Barb Chmura

The new pocket die is darling. So versatile. Great job on the card!

Cheryl H

I wasn't sure about the pocket die, but I'm loving your card... the pocket is just "distressed"!

Cindy McCrocklin

Beautiful card--love the die!

renee m

Really cute card and an impressive use of an unexpected soap technique!! Thanks for sharing :)

Karen B.

Super cute! Love it!


Gorgeous card, love the bright colors!!


Shared on Facebook too!!


This is so super cute! I love how you added the rhinestones!

Savannah O'Gwynn

LOOOOOOOOVE that denim pocket, Betsy! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and design of this card! FAB!


Oh that is a funny story! but not a bit surprising that you turned an oopsie in to an ahhhh! You are amazing!

Thank you for the chance to win.



Very creative use of soap. It's great to use whatever you have rather than buying new stuff. Very versatile! Love the card.

Debbie V

Love the pocketful of thanks idea :)

Karen K

Smart solution, cute card!

Jessica H.

Way to think outside of the box to get the effect that you want! I think you got a great white-washed effect on your jean pocket!

Parker Lee

I like your pocket card, and even better, I like the Xyron which I didn't know anything about until today.


Interesting idea to use the soap. I'll have to try that. Thanks.

Vickie Farrow

I love the pocket dies. You card is so cute!

Gilda (McStamper)

What a great pocket card.

Karry L

love the card, so cute! I love the pocket stamp and die, too cute!

Beverly S.

This stamp set is really adorable and so is your card!


Thought your little pocket turn out so cute. I could just see it on my granddaughters' short shorts. Good thinking on the go.

Amy C.

Adorable! I love the new pocket!

Amy C.

I shared about the hop on my Facebook page. (Amy Maddux Cooley)

Amy C.

I tweeted about the hop! (@acools)

Carol Mc

Very cute. Love that pocket die.


That pocket die is darling!! Love the card!

Heather Thompson

I love the denim, what a cute card. So fun!


Thanks for a chance to win.

Cindy C.

Beautiful!!! The pocket die is perfect for gift card holder too!!

Nancy Sue

Great use of colors in this card matching the flowers and stripes.

Karen McNamara

Love the jean pocket on your card.

Eileen Barton

Shared the blog on FB. Card is the pocket die!

Stacey Lidbury

Great story! Love the result!

Larissa Heskett =)

TOO FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Susan R. Opel

I watched this happen. And it was AMAZING! :)

Miriam Prantner

What a sweet card! I love the stamping on the pocket and the little cluster of flowers - the buttons are a wonderful touch!

Miriam Prantner

I shared on FB about the hop

Miriam Prantner

And I tweeted about the hop:


Such a cute card. Great idea using the dish washing soap. Thanks for sharing.

Amy thompson

Love the bleach look would never of thought of using dishwasher soap.

Mary-Anne V.

Boy did you get creative and pull a Macgyver! Great result on the pocket!


Clever! A really fun look altogether.

Debbie N.

Way to think outside the pocket! Awesome card! I love how bright and cheerful it is.

Carla Hundley

Cute card and
the pocket idea
was great!
Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley

I also posted
on Facebook.
Carla from Utah

Patt H.

Adorable! really like that pocket die & your creative "fix" worked perfectly!

Stephanie Z

Love your pocket - looks a real jean pocket!

Linda Tupper

What a sweet card. I love the pocket die and how you have those lovely flowers. Lovely colors.

Rebecca Ednie

What a very clever idea!


love that pocket!

Lindsey L.

Seriously love this card...but I think I love the story behind it even more! :) What a hoot.


This is so cute!
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,


I just posted about the hop on my blog!
AND it is on my sidebar, too.
Crafty hugs,


It is amazing how versatile we can be when needed. Love those flowers.

Hamutal Shafrir

Great card! I love your jean pocket! The tiny tag with heart on the side is lovely :) Thanks for the inspiration.

TracyM #6773

SUPER CUTE card - LOVE your distressed jean pocket and pretty flowers!!!
... isn't it great how crafting promotes innovation and that often "making do" gives us an even more awesome effect than we were expecting?


TracyM #6773

I shared about the May Blog Hop on Facebook, my FB name is Tracy Moloney :)

TracyM #6773

I tweeted about your cute card and the May Blog Hop :)


Love your pocket card it is awesome.


I'm always amazed with your work lady!! Love that pocket. Great card and super cute images. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary-Anne V.

I FB about the hop.

Mary-Anne V.

I posted on my blog/Flickr account

Kari VanNoy

This card turned out great! And I love your impromptu use of surprising "craft supplies"! Ha!

Carol b

The pocket die is so cute. You can use it for many occasions.
Carol n


super fun pocket!

Karen Rice

Oh so fabulous! I love how you made the pocket so distressed and real looking! I can't wait to get the flower dies!


A pocket full of awesome! Fabulous showcase of the new release!


Pocket Pretty. Very nice card.

Jo Ann

I love this pocket image & die - it's already in my wish list! Great card!

Ria Montefalcon

Love that pocket, the color combo is just so pretty too, love them


Love the little pockets. they will be filled with all kinds of different things on my greeting cards.


This would be a great card for a it!


Great card! I had no idea that detergent would do that.

Pam Young

Very cute card!!

MaryBeth (@misaacmom)

Love the little denim pocket - very retro 70's

MaryBeth (@misaacmom)

I also shared on twitter @misaacmom

Sandra ltb

it has been a fun week - thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb


Beautiful card! Love the pocket:)


Sweet card - who could not love that pocket!

Cortney Skerl

Great job on the pocket! Way to get creative!

Toni C

I would NEVER have thought to stamp with soap! Genius :)

Kathryn A

Very creative!! Love how it turned out!


would <3 to win, I lost my entire craft room to a fire

Maye M.L.

Brilliant card, Betsy! You are one of my favorite designers ever! Thanks for the tip about using soap. I travel frequently and find it challenging to assemble card making kits for the road. Cheers!

Cherri Simon

Interesting technique on the pocket. Very nice effect.

Julie Shearer

Awesome card!!! TFS.

Helen F.

Love the bling on the pocket and sweet posies, Betsy! Very cute idea :-)


Such a sweet card!


Super Cute! TFS

Cynthia Clark

I should create so well at my desk, much less on the go! Pocketful of cuteness.

Linsey R

Well who would've thunk it--dishwashing soap turned crafting supply!!! You are clever girl to have around in a pinch aren't you!!!! ;) This is absolutely darling and wonderful and I'm totally inspired by it, you and your incredible blog! I'm a newbie so thanks for allowing me to be a part of this fantastic hop and for sharing your outstanding talent to inspire folks like myself! I'm going to go visit your store the second I complete this hop!!! Your products look like yummy eye candy! :)

snazzy jj

Great idea and super cute pocket card.

Robin B.

Super cute card! I love the pocket and flowers.

Ali T.

Let no obstacle big or small come between you and your crafting, lol! Love your cute pocket card!

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