Friday, October 17, 2014

Pie anyone?

     Ah fall.  The temperatures have finally gotten comfortable here.  It's just a shame that just about everything is brown and crunchy.  It is a wonderful time for yummy cooking though.  Just take a look at these pies.  The image is Lulu's Two Pies from Stamping Bella.  Did ya go shopping in the new store? Did ya? Did ya?  I did and am waiting on pins and needles to get all my new stamps.
     Today's card was made using the inspiration photo Em posted for last weeks challenge.

     I think the Lulu stamps have such sweet faces.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
dress and shoes R35, R37, R39. Y19, YG03
bow and sash E93, E95, E97, E08, E19
oven mitts BG57, BG70, BG72
pies YG03, YG95, E31, E33, E35, E50

     The new challenge is this fun sketch.

     Come join in the fun with a current (check the website) Stamping Bella image and the sketch.  Mail your project to Em by next Thursday and you will be included in the monthly drawing for a $50.00 gift voucher to the Stamping Bella store.  Pop over the the revamped SB blog to see what my team mates have created.
     Be blessed!

Paper--Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lulu's Two Pies"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold Distress inks
Tools--Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Cuttlebug Leaves die
Miscellaneous--My Craft Spot jute twine, button from my stash, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Out on the town

     This fun witch from Art Impressions Stamps was in the new batch of stamps I was sent to Guest Design with.  The set is called "Girl's Night Out".  I don't celebrate Halloween, but I pulled out my one and only Halloween paper pad to find some papers for witchy poo.  I thought the one with the creepy moon print would be perfect behind her.

Copics Used:
skin G40, G43, G46
hair V12, V15, V17
cloak/hat N3, N5, N7, N9
dress/shoes W1, W3, W5
broom E31, E35, E37, YR20, YR21, YR23
shadowing BV20, Y11

     Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Creative Card Crew--black cardstock
Amusing Challenge--Halloween
Sketch Saturday--sketch

     Have a blessed Wednesday!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions Stamps "Girl's Night Out"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Cricles dies
Miscellaneous--Ranger Black embossing powder

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monkeyin' around

     How about a little cuteness to start off the week.  This is the last of the Zoo Babies stamps from Art Impressions.  This one is called "Bananas".  I can just see the wheels in his head spinning around with mischief.  hee hee
     I gave my blog a little facelift for fall.  Pared it down a bit so hopefully it's a little less cluttered
     We're about to get hit with some pretty bad weather along with a lot of the rest of the states in the central time zone.  Stay safe if you're in the path.
     Be blessed!

Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Zoo Babies Bananas set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics Used:
monkey  E00, E11, E71, E74, E79
bow V01, V12, V93, V95, V99
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Curved Stitched Border die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Stampendous white embossing powder, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's here! The NEW Stamping Bella release and website!!!

     Today is a HUGE day for Stamping Bella.  There's a brand new website AND a TON of brand new rubbah.  This release is amazing!  There are new Townies, Seniorita's, Mo  Manning, and MORE!  I've already got a list a mile long.  Emily has created a brand new website too that's super easy to navigate AND she's now shipping from the US.  That's an awesome plus for us in the states.  Free shipping on orders over $50.00!  WOOHOO!
     This first card is made with one of the new Townie releases, Rebecca Loves to Read.  This is soooo me, except for the skinny part.  LOL

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
hair E23
pajamas R81, R83, R85
pillows R81, R85. E93, E95, E97, G40, G43, G46, E74

     I finished off the inside with the accompanying sentiment.

Now it is Bellarific Friday so here is the card I made with last week's challenge sketch.

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     I've used Faith the Fairy for my card.

     I'm not too sure about the yellow outline????

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair Y21, YR23, E33, E35
dress BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, R22, R24, R27

     I sure hope you take some time to go check out all the new goodies and website.  I promise you won't be disappointed.
     The new challenge is this wonderful inspiration photo.

     All you need to do to play along is create something using any Stamping Bella image and inspiration from this photo.  Take a pic of your project and email it to Em by next Thursday.  Some lucky somebody will win some SB goodness.
      Have a blessed weekend!

Card #1 Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Rebecca loves to read
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Stardust Stickles, rhinestones from my stash

Card #2 Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Ooh La La for Her", Recollections, The Paper Studio Vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy", sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop "New Day"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Sakura gold and Clear gel pens
Miscellaneous--Star Dust Stickles, Prima flower, Paper Studio brad, Ranger Silver embossing powder

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Amanda and her cats

     Today is a very special day at Mo's Digital Pencil.   We are all still reeling from the loss of our sweet Amanda Reed.  As a tribute to her, this fortnight's challenge is dedicated to the memory of Amanda, a talented and kind soul who left us far too soon.
     Because Amanda loved cats, and because we all loved Amanda, Mo has created this very special image called "Amanda"! You can find her in Mo's store beginning today!
     Mo will be selling the new "Amanda" image for just $1.00....with all proceeds being donated in Amanda Reed's name to an animal shelter near where Amanda lived::
     We hope you'll help us honor Amanda's memory...pick up this darling a good cause...and join us for this fortnight's very special challenge!
     I haven't felt like making a frou frou card in a while, but I pulled out all the stops for my dear friend.  I miss her.  She loved butterflies and was famous for using glitter nail polish to color things on her cards.  LOL  I don't know anyone else who does that.  She had just lost her cat Wimbly and had brought home a new kitten from the shelter named Ellie.  I can just picture her sitting on the floor like this trying to decide which one to bring home.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E33, E35, YR23, Y21
clothing R11, R20, R22, C00, C2
kittens E93, E95, E97, W1, W3, W5, N3, N5, N7
yarn B0000, B00, B02
shading E40, E41, E42, E43

     I think Mo did an amazing job on the image and I hope you think so too.
     Be blessed, tell your friends and family you love them.  We're not promised tomorrow.

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart--Be Happy", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio Vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Amanda", sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop "Positive Thoughts"
Ink--Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Impression Obsession butterflies die, Simon Says Stamp string of hearts die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--ribbon and lace from my stash, Recollections pearls, Star Dust Stickles, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dream Big Ellie

     I have another Art Impressions Zoo Babies stamp to share with you today.  This one is called "Dream Big" and I pulled out my Distress inks and watercolor paper for a little variety.  I made a bit of a duh boo boo on this card.  You haven't been able to see it in any of my Zoo Baby cards, but I gave each of their bows a nice coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.  I wasn't thinking about the wet pen diluting my Distress ink. So... my shading on the bow kind of went everywhere.  LOL  Isn't this the sweetest little ellie you ever saw.
     It's a brand new week and I hope it's a wonderful one for you.
     Be Blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Portabello Road", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Strathmore 14 lb. coldpress watercolor paper
Stamps--Art Impressions "Zoo Babies--Dream Big set"
Ink--Stazon Jet Black, Pumice Stone, Worn Lipstick, and Stormy Sky Distress inks
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1, Impression Obsession butterfly dies, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips, Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry doily die
Miscellaneous--sequins from my stash, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The decision

Oh how I would love to be able to eat all those goodies and still look like her.  LOL  I have a card for you today showcasing one of the brand new Stamping Bella rubbah releases that are being sneak peeked.  Have you made your list yet for when the Stamping Bella store re-opens.  Boy have I!
This stamp is called "Chandler makes a choice".  Which one do you think she'll choose?  I think I'd go for the one right in front of her.  I adorrrre cake!
Her dress is covered in Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen and looks so amazing IRL.

     Here's the inside of the card.  Yep, I actually completed the whole thing.  LOL

     Have a fantastic weekend!  I'm going to a craft festival and a wedding.  WOOHOO!
     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Market Street", Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Chandler Makes A Choice"
Ink--Copics, Sakura white and gold gel pens, Copic multiliner pen
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, My Craft Spot jute twine, button from my stash

Friday, October 3, 2014

Let's cut a rug

     Welcome to Bellarific Friday!  I've got some Stamping Bella fun going on with this crazy koala who likes to get down.  The image is called Twirl and I LOVE it!
     Our last challenge was 1 image, 2 embellishments, and 3 papers, and this is what I came up with.  Doen'ts she make you want to get up and move?   LOL

Copics Used:
koala W1, W3, W5, E000, E00, E93, N3, N5, N7
clothing R11, R21, R22, C00. C2
grounding E40, E42, E43

     Now Twirl can be found in the Stamping Bella store, but not right now.  The store site is down as Em makes the big move to her brand new website.  It will be up and running in time for you to grab all those amazing new release stamps she has been sneak peeking this past week or so though so get ready to go shopping!
     The new challenge is a sketch. 

Have a great weekend and be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart--Be Happy", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Twirl"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Miscellaneous--sequins from my stash

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Puppy Wuv

     Wow, it's October already!  I have another Art Impressions Zoo Babies stamp to share with you.  Now I've never seen too many dogs in the zoo so we'll pretend that he's a wild dog pup.  The stamp and sentiment are from the "Wuff Set".
     For my card I started by creating a panel for the image by using a Heidi Swapp stencil and some modeling paste which I dusted with fine glitter.  I die cut the circle and hearts and popped the fussy cut pooch up on top.  You can't see it but his bow is all sparkly with Wink of Stella glitter pen.  A few sequins for a little more sparkle and he was set.  Oh and after I colored the pooch I used a terry cloth towel and some Colorless Blending solution to give him the "furry" look.
     Hope you enjoyed seeing this sweetie.
     Be blessed!

Paper--Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Wuff Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Copics Used:
dog E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, C2, C4, C6, C8
bow R35, R37, R39, R43
Tools--Heidi Swapp Chevron stencil, Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Liquitex Modeling paste, Recollections Snow extra fine glitter

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wildly Cute Giraffe

     Are you all ready for some cuteness to start your week out with?  Giraffe's are my fave wild animal and Art Impressions has come out with a series of four baby animal stamps called Zoo Babies.  I'm going to share the cards I made for their new catalog.  This one is called "Wildly Cute".
     Art Impressions normally gives their retail distributors first dibs at selling their stamps so they won't be in the actual AI store til November but you can find them now at online stores like Simon Says Stamp and Oozak.
     I created the background using a stencil and distress inks.  Here's what it looked like before I toned it down a bit with the vellum.

     Hope this cutie brought a smile to your face today.
     Be blessed!

Paper--Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Zoo Babies--Wildly Cute"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo and Wild Honey Distress inks
Copics Used:
Giraffe body E35, Y21, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
Giraffe spots E31, E33, E35
Giraffe horns and feet E71, E74, E79
bow R35, R37, R39, R43
Tools--Plaid Pebble Background Stencil, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Ranger gold embossing powder, My Craft Spot jute twine, buttons from my stash,, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Watercolor blooms

It's Bellarific Friday!!!!  Last weeks challenge was to use this sketch.

sketch-19--Sept-26 copy

     It's perfect for a CAS card.  I went through several ideas before I came up with this design.  I embossed the top panel with a striped embossing folder and popped it up on foam dots.  For the image I stamped Flower Garden with Versamark onto some watercolor paper and then embossed it in gold.  I used Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress inks to paint the image.  For the sentiment I die cut the word Thanks four times and glued them together for some body and them embossed with the same gold.  A few sequins to add a little bling and voila'!

     I really enjoy the look of watercolor and hope to play with it some more.
     If you haven't visited the Blogabella blog lately you really need to.  Em is debuting a ton of new stamps and she's been giving some sneak peeks.  AMAZING stuff!  I have a couple of cards to share myself so be on the look out.  If you like the Townies you definitely need to come back.
     Okay, so the new challenge is.....

1 image, 2 embellies, and 3 papers

     A recipe for fun!  Thanks for stopping by!
     Be blessed!

Paper--Recollections, Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
Stamp--Stamping Bella "Flower Garden"
Ink--Versamark, Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress inks
Tools--The Paper Studio A2 Stripes embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp Thanks die, Quickutz Nesting Circles, Marvy Uchida heat gun
Miscellaneous--Ranger gold embossing powder, sequins from my stash

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pacaderm love

     Second Thursday of the month and time for a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Our fearless leader Pat has given us the challenge of "CAS".  I am as slow as Christmas when it comes to card making, but this one came together in a snap.  I think the "I Forgot" ellie is so sweet.  I colored it with Copics and then a little bit of Prismas.  The sketch is from Retro Sketches.

Copics Used:
elephant W1, W3, W5, E000, E00, E93
flower YG95, YG03, Y11, Y21, YR23, YR68
grounding E41, E42, E43, E47

     CAS is easy peasy so come play along this week at Mo's.  We've changed things up a bit for this week.  Here's what the prize will be--a set of clear stamps!

     Be blessed!

Papers--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found 2--Breeze", Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "I Forgot", sentiment from Verve Stamps "Take Note"
Ink:  Prismacolor Pencils and OMS
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers Tool
Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, buttons from my stash

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hello Autumn

     Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I'm sharing the last card I have made as Guest Designer for Creative Inspirations Challenge blog.  It's been wonderful playing along with the DT.  A big thanks to Rene for asking me and Natalie for letting me.  LOL
     This weeks theme is "Autumn Colors" and the sponsor is Crafts U Love.
     I've used an adorable Tiddly Inks image on my card and the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E51, E53, E55, E57
hat, dress, and shoes Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, R35, R37,
R39, E39, E95, E97, E08, BG11, BG72, BG75
flowers E93, E95, E97
shading BG000, WI, W3, W5

     See you tomorrow with my post for Mo's Digital Pencil.
     Be blessed!

Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Tiddly Inks "Sunshine Annabelle", sentiment from Verve Stamps "Take Note"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura White gel pen
Tools--Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers Tool, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag
Miscellaneous:  Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Giveaway winners

     Hi all!  So sorry to be posting the winners late.  Life has been keeping me busy.  LOL

     Unfortunately my first giveaway winner did not claim their prize so I have redrawn and the winner is:

Giveaway #1 Redraw
Sabrina Radican

Congratulations Sabrina!

     The winner of Giveaway #2 is:

Giveaway #2
Denise Bryant

Congratulation Denise!

     If you ladies will please drop me an email I'll get those stamps in the mail to you.

     Have a blessed day!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

It's a Giveaway #2

     A huge thanks to everyone who joined in my fun last week.  I see there are several of you who like Halloween.
     I've let Random Number Generator choose the winner and that winner is.......

#23  Sandy W.

Congratulations Sandy!

     Please send me an email with your address via my email address in the sidebar and I'll get your package out to you.

Now, on to giveaway #2.  I have some more There She Goes stamps up for grabs along with the matching dies.

JFY:  Halloween Additions

Just For You Dies

     Sames rules as last time.
     I would love for you to be a follower of my blog, my Facebook page, and my Pinterest page, but that is NOT a requirement.  You can also share my candy in your sidebars if you'd like.
     So, if you're into Halloween and would like a chance to win some cute stamps just add your name in the Linky below.  I'll pick a winner next Sunday.
     Be blessed!