Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stamping Bella Sneak Peek #1

     I have something extra special to share with you today.  If you were paying attention a while back I mentioned that Stamping Bella was about to have another huge release.  Well this week Em is starting the sneaky peeks.  When I saw the images she sent me to play with I got so excited.  Is this little piggy not THE cutest!!!!  She's Petunia thinks she's a prezzie and she's part of the new Woodsy Collection.
     I colored the image with Copics and then added in a little Prismacolor pencil too.  And LOOK!!!  I managed to get a picture that captures all the lovely Wink of Stella clear glitter pen I put on her bow.

She's a star!!!

Copics Used:
pig E40, E42, E43, E02 + pencils
chicks Y35, Y39, YR68, + pencils
bow E35, E37, E39, E43
presents BG10, BG11, BG32, R35, R37, R39, R43,
 YG03, YG06, YG17, E08, E95, E97, Y35, R20, R22
grounding E40, E42, E43
shading B0000

I used the accompanying sentiment on the inside of the card.

     The full release will be available on  February 9th so start making your list as you enjoy the sneak peeks.
     Be blessed!

Paper--American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Petunia thinks she's a prezzie"
Ink--Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Copic .03 multiliner
Tools--Tim Holtz ruler and craft pick
Miscellaneous--Celebrate It ribbon

Friday, January 23, 2015

Need to see ya

     Unfortunately I'm just like Mimi here and need my glasses to see my friends.  LOL  Welcome to Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday!  Our last challenge was a color inspiration.

     I thought this color scheme would be perfect for Mimi.

Copics Used:
Mimi Y35, Y38
blouse B21
skirt/hat  B93, B95, B97, B99
bag/shoes E31, E33, E35, E37

     Pop over to Blogabella to see the rest of the DT's cards as well as those of everyone who participated in the challenge.  Playing along will get you an opportunity to win our monthly $25.00 Bellabucks prize.  Here's the new challenge...

     Just grab a a current in-store Stamping Bella image and use the challenge theme to create your project.  Email it to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by next Thursday evening.
     Have a blessed weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye Blue Floral, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Mimi the chick misses you"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and OMS
Tools--Nestabilities Labels 4, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips, Memory Box Clouds, Lil' Inker Designs Small Sunshine
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, My Craft Spot jute twine, button from my stash

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Morning email

     Welcome to the second Thursday in January and a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  
     We're making some pretty big changes in the near future at Mo's and we hope you will find them all fun and helpful.  One of our changes is to make our bi-weekly challenges always Anything Goes with an optional theme.  Our sweet Daria chose the optional theme of "Warm".  You can use any Mo image that projects warmth--coats, blankets, coffee--you name it OR just create what you want with a Mo image.  The choice is yours.
     I've used the fun "Checking FB" image and colored her robe to closely match my own.  I'm staying on track with my flatter card goal so the only embellishment I added was some ribbon and a heart made of several punched hearts layered together.  The top layer is some of the DP and I covered it with Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen.  I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp "Have a heart" challenge.

Copics used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
robe BG11, BG53, BG72
nightgown RV11, RV13, RV14, R21
computer N1, N3, N5
coffee cup E50, E51, E53
seating E71, E74
grounding E40, E42, E43

     We hope you'll come join in our fun with either a "Warm" themed card or "Anything Goes.  We have a $5.00 gift voucher up for grabs for each 25 entries plus we pick a Top 3.
     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste--Flair", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Checking FB", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--My Craft Spot Small Alphabet die set
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SugarPea Designs 1st Birthday Bash Blog Hop

     At the beginning of last year I was blessed to be one of the original SugarPea Designs DT members.  Wendy Ramlakhan was just starting her new stamp line and I got to help introduce my card making friends to her fun line of stamps.
     It's hard to believe that a whole year has already gone by and SugarPea Designs is celebrating its first birthday.  Wendy has given me the honor of being able to join in a Birthday Bash Blog Hop to celebrate.

     I decided to use the Totes Ma Goats stamps set to create my card for the hop.  I also decided to add a bit of 3D effect with some paper tole.  Mr. Goat's face, ear, and bangs are all popped up on foam.  I love stitched dies and used several to create the background.  The fence was hand pieced and the sky is a watercolor wash.

     This card will be going to a close friend of ours at church that we fondly call Grouchy.

Wendy is offering a $100 Gift Certificate to someone who comments on all of the blogs in the hop so make sure you check out all the great SugarPea Designs projects the participants have to share with you.  Here is a list of all the stops on the hop.

SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O'Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests

Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas

     There will also be a Link Up blog hop where anyone can participate for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate by creating a birthday card and linking up on the SPD Blog post right here.
     Wendy is generously offering a coupon code: BDAY01.  Customers can receive 10% off their entire purchase.  The code will be valid through January 24th.
     Both the Blog hop and  the LinkUp for the birthday card will end at midnight on January 28th.  Winners will be announced on February 1st.
     Enjoy the hop and be blessed!

Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Totes Ma Goats", Heidi Swapp Woodgrain Stamp Block
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Fiskars grass punch, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Cloud dies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Stickin' together

It's Bellarific Friday people!!  Woohoo!  Last week we challenged you to use this sketch.

     I used the Senioritas Mildred and Maude for my card.  I used some nice bright papers to match their bathing suits and stenciled and glittered some texture paste hearts on the plain blue panel.
You have to use the sentiment that comes with this set, you just HAVE to!  I restamped the whole image on the inside of the card and added the sentiment.  Aren't they a riot!

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair BV23, N1, N5
bathing suits BG01, BG02, BG05, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97/Y19,
 RV13, RV14, RV21, RV23, R22, R43
purse E71, E74, E79
phone N1, N3, N5

     Our new challenge is to use the following color inspiration to create your project.

     Remember, to play along just use a current in-store Stamping Bella image and the challenge theme.  Email your creation to (emily at stampingbella dot com) by next Thursday evening.  Your project will be included in Friday's blog post on Blogabella.  We also have a monthly $25.00 voucher up for grabs.
     Have an amazing weekend and be blessed!

Paper--Ki by Hampton Art "Argyle", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Senioritas Mildred and Maude"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic 0.3 Multiliner pen
Tools--Quikutz Nesting Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Heidi Swapp stencil
Miscellaneous--Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Stardust Stickles

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stamping Bella sale you don't want to miss





Today and every FIRST Tuesday of every month, we will be HEAVILY discounting some of our stamps!  It’s a surprise every month!

Today we have 3 of our most popular stamps on sale!

Uptown girl Bubbles was 10.00- TODAY ONLY $3.29
Uptown girl AUDREY loves MAKEUP- was 12.99 NOW $4.29
Uptown girl WINONA loves WINTER- was $11.99 NOW $3.99

This is a great opportunity to buy gifts or to add to your own collection!
Stay connected with us on FB and Instagram and TWITTER for exciting and exlusive updates!
We are going to REALLY spoil you this year!

This is an amazing sale.  Better grab them while you can.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Flowers for her birthday

     Happy Sunday friends!  One of the ladies who I go to church with is having a birthday tomorrow.  One of my goals this year is to create cards for the people I go to church with.  Now that could get overwhelming if we were a huge congregation, but we are a small country church made up of people who's families have grown together in the community for over 100 years.  At about 50 or so I think I'll be able to do it although the men are gonna be toughies.  hee hee
     I've used a beautiful digital image from Power Poppy Stamps.  You can also buy this as a clear stamp.  I pulled out my Distress inks and set to work doing a little watercoloring.  The sentiment was embossed in Liquid Platinum and I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to go along with the sentiment words.  You can't see it in the photo but I also went over the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.  So pretty and sparklie!
     The inside is just simply stamped with a WPlus9 sentiment that fit with the Precious Remembrance one on the front.

     I think she'll like it and I hope you do too.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Power Poppy Peep of the Week-anything Power Poppy goes
Little Red Wagon--sparkle and shine
Stampin' Royalty--birthdays

     Be blessed!

Paper--Strathmore 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Power Poppy "Countryside Bouquet", Precious Remembrance Shop "New Day", WPlus9 "Strictly Sentiments 5"
Ink--Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress inks:  Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Seedless Preserves
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkline Clear sequins, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thinking of you

     It's Bellarific Friday Peeps!  Our first challenge for 2015 started off a bit different.  It was an "Anything Goes" challenge, but it was also a spotlight challenge for the DT. Emily will be having a STAMP OF THE MONTH every month where we offer that one stamp for 20% off retail price!  This month it's the adorable Gracie.  The stamp will be featured on the first Bellarific Friday post of each month at Blogabella and the whole DT will share their inspiration.  We have some other fun stuff planned, plus a new release that is going to make you swoon, so be on the look out.
     We also welcome a brand new Bellababe to the Stamping Bella family, Kerri Boucher.  Welcome Kerri!!!

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E21, E23, E25, E29
dress Y11, YR20, YR21, YR23, E08, E95, E97
shoes N3, N5, N7

     Next weeks challenge is a sketch.

     To play along just create something using the challenge requirements and a current in store Stamping Bella image.  Take a clear picture of your card and email it to Em (emily at stampingbella dot com) by the Thursday evening before the challenge is due.  In the subject line of your email, please put the “bellarific Friday challenge” and the date of the challenge.  Easy and fun plus you go into the monthly draw for a $25.00 Bellabucks gift voucher.
     Hope you all have a terrific weekend.  I have tons of coloring to do,
     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Reunion", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Gracie"
Ink--Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die, Quickutz Nesting Circles, MFT Die-namics Notebook edge die, EK Success Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord, button from my stash

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Celebrate your day

     Woohoo!  It's the first Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge of 2015 and it's an easy peasy "Anything Goes" theme chosen by our super duper team leader, Pat.
     Have you checked out Mo's latest bunch of new releases?  Little MayBelle is one of them.  If you like her or any of the others you can still take advantage of the sale Mo is running through January 11th.

You can get 20% off your digital order by using the code BIGCHILL
 when you check out at Mo's store.

     I'm really trying my best to keep my cards more simple for mailing this year so there's not too much in the way of bulky embellishments.  I just love her chubby little face.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E35, YR23, Y21
dress BG11, BG53, BG57, BG72
wings BG000, B0000, B00, RV11, BV000
wand E08, E95, E97
crown Y26, Y28
grounding E40, E42, E43

     I'm also trying to make sure I finish the insides of my cards so here is the sentiment stamped with a Wplus9 stamp.

     Remember this is easy peasy "Anything Goes" challenge, so grab one of your Mo images or go find some new ones to buy on sale and play along for your chance at a $5.00 gift voucher.

     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "MayBelle", WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments 5
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Sakura Clear Star gel pen
Tools--Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Diamond Stickles, buttons from my stash

Friday, January 2, 2015

Soft kitty, warm kitty

     My first card of 2015!  I have just adored the Penny Black critters for a long time and for some reason only worked with them a couple of times.  Well, hubby needed to order a tool from Amazon that was only $11.00 and I just hate to pass up free shipping so I added a couple of Penny Black sets to the order.  hee hee
     For my card I started by using modeling paste and a stencil to create the background texture.  Then I sprinkled it while still wet with some embossing powder.  That was late last night so I just let it dry over night and then heated the embossing powder this morning.  I cut two banners from DP and one from vellum.  I wanted to mute the floral print a bit so I layered the vellum on top and stitched across the middle with some silver thread.  The heart is actually a Paper Smooches balloon die.  I just cut the little end off.  Some silver sequins to finish it off and that's it!

     Here's how I finished off the inside.  This is one of my goals for this year.  Finish ALL cards!  LOL  I added a strip of DP, stamped the sentiment, and used some grey ink to stamp a soft version of the cat in the corner.

     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dream It Up--happy birthday
D.R.S. Designs--stencils
Seize the Birthday--birthday w/optional party theme
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes

     Have a blessed weekend!

Paper--American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan", Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Penny Black "Hugs", WPlus 9 "Strictly Sentiments 5"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog inks, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--Memory Box Mesh Stencil, Quickutz Nesting Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Paper Smooches Balloons die, Fiskars Stamp Press, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Liquitex modeling paste, Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, Michaels sequins

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 5 Favorites of 2014

First day of 2015!  Happy New Year everyone!
I'm starting off the year playing along with Debby's fun Favourite 5 of 2014.  It's pretty tough trying to narrow a years worth of cards down to five.  I tried to pick a variety so here we go.

This card Using Stamping Bella's "Bentley gets blown away" was so out of the box for me but I was so excited about how it turned out.  Splattering, inking, and die cuts.  Lots of fun to make!

I just fell in love with this Cupid stamp from Art Impressions.  This was my hubby's Valentine's Day card.  Lots of wonderful layers.

This year had it's ups and downs.  One of the downs was the loss of my Mo's Digital Pencil team mate, Amanda Reed.  I miss her dearly and this card was made in her memory.  Mo drew it in honor of her and we had a special hop to raise money for Amanda's favorite animal shelter.  That girl loved her cats, and we loved her.

This year has seen a huge increase in the CAS design card.  I saw this fun stencil/embossing paste tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  I pulled out this flower stamped from the now defunct There She Goes stamps and made my version.

I started off the year as a member of the first Design Team for Sugar Pea Designs stamps.  This set is called My Hero and I just had so much fun with the layout and adding all those banners plus he's fun to color too.

     So there's my variety of picks.  A huge thanks to Debby for letting us play along again this year with her fun.  You can link up your Top 5 Faves of 2014 on Debby's blog and play along too.
     Have a blessed New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mo's Winter Sale!!!!!

Hello all...and Happy New Year!! There's still time to join this fortnight's challenge. Just click HERE to enter your own favorite Mo "make" of 2014!! You have until 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (that's New York time) on January 5, 2015 to enter for a chance to win a trip to Mo's online store with a $5.00 gift voucher!!

And...this just in...

Mo's Having a Winter Sale! New Stamps!


It's Mo's Winter Sale!!! 
Save 20% off your digital stamp order
use code BIGCHILL
now through Sunday, January 11!!!