Saturday, August 1, 2015

Today is your day


     Thought we'd start off August with a little Purple Onion Designs.  I've combined several of Stacey Yacula's wonderful stamps to create this card.  Charlotte is the sweet little mouse.  Then there is Flit the butterfly and the flowers are called Blooms.
     I drew my colors from the DP strip at the bottom and I used a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink while the image panel was still in the die.


Copics Used:
mouse E31, E33, E35, R20, R22, R30
clothing N1, N3, N7, R37, R39
flowers R35, R43, RV14, Y08, Y15, Y17, YG03, YG17
butterfly BG53, YG03, N3
grass G21, G24, G28

     Don't know about you but I have a busy weekend.  Hope yours is great!
     Be blessed!


Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "On Trend", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Charlotte, Blooms, and sentiment" from the Stacey Yacula A Beautiful Day collection and "Flit" From her The Sweetest Day collection
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, July 31, 2015

Curds and whey


     One of the images that Mo released during last weeks sale was Miss Muffett.  I adore Mo's storybook characters.  She has several others that I hope to be coloring up soon.  I printed out the rhyme on my computer.  I went with some vintage style papers to keep with the feel of this wonderful old Nursery Rhyme.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, R20, R22, R30
hair E35, YR21, Y21
dress YR61, E11, E13, E93
shoes N1, N3, N5, N7
stool BG11, BG72, B00, E23, E25, E27
bowl E71, E74, E79, E42

     Have a blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Vintage Charm, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Miss Muffett"
Ink--Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks
Tools--Cheery Lynn Designs "English Pastry Doily" die, Memory Box Corner Bow die, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2, Martha Stewart Photo Corner punch
Miscellaneous--Star Dust Stickles, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Recollections pearls, Glossy Accents

Taking a break


     Welcome to Bellarific Friday!!  Hope you all were able to enjoy last week's Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop.
     Today I am sharing the card I made with last weeks Stamping Bella sketchypoo.



     I used the adorable Petunia and Penny take a break.  These gals are really enjoying a little time outdoors.  I added a little vellum to soften the print and some fun jute twine around the banner.
     I wish you could see all the wonderful Wink of Stella and Stickles shimmer on the flowers.


Copics Used:
pigs YR000, E01, E02, E95, R11, R20, R22
grass YG03, YG11, YG17
flowers  R14, R24, R27, Y15, Y38, E97, E08, Y32, YR21, YR24, YG67, YG03

The accompanying sentiment went on the inside of the card.


     Next weeks challenge is to use Buttons, Bows or Sequins.
     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Petunia and Penny take a break"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--EK Success 3/4" square punch
Miscellaneous--jute from my stash, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Orange Peel and Yellow Stickles

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Take it slow


     Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I am sharing a card that was originally made for the Cardmakers Magazine Blog Hop I just participated in.  I just couldn't make up my mind if I liked it or not and ended up creating the Petunia card for the hop.  This card uses Tiny Townie Sally rides her snail from Stamping Bella.  I cut my image panel with a SSS Stitched Rectangles die and then went back after I had colored the image and used a SSS Large Tag die to cut out the center of the image.  It's popped up on foam.  


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, R20, R22, R30
hair E57
clothing B00, BG01, BG45, BG57, YR24, C00, C2
snail G40, G21, G24, YG03, BG93, BG96, E40, E42
grass YG11, YG07, YG17
flowers YG63, RV11, RV34, R85, YG95, YG03, Y00, Y06, Y17

     I thought the sentiment on the DP paper went great with the sentiment that comes with the stamp set.


     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dolled Up", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps-- Stamping Bella "Tiny Townie Sally and her snail"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles and Large Tag dies, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Miscellaneous--ribbon from my stash, Recollections pearls

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christmas Soldiers

If you're looking for my Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop post click here.


     It's Bellarific Friday on Saturday!  hee hee  Since we had the Blog Hop yesterday with Cardmaker Magazine, we bumped our Friday posting to Saturday.
     Last weeks theme was Christmas in July.  I pulled out my Christmas Soldiers set by Christine Grove and colored up these party animals. It's kind of hard to tell in the photo but I raised the top and bottom DP panels up on foam so the image is recessed between.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11
uniforms R35, R37, R39, N3, N5, N7, YR24, C00, C2

Next weeks challenge is this sketch.


To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Carta Bella "Christmas Day", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Christmas Soldiers"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die
Miscellaneous--Yellow Stickles

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hopping with Cardmaker Magazine


     Today I am honored to be a part of the Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop.  The hop is being sponsored by the fabulous Stamping Bella and the participants are showcasing lots of wonderful Bella stamps.
     For my card I've used Especially for you Petunia.  My card base is Recollections 110 lb. white cardstock.  My designer papers are from We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic collection.  I matted the large panel with Bazzill Bittersweet Chocolate and also cut the chevrons in the same with MFT-Dienamics Chevron dies.  The image tag was hand cut and hole punched with a Crop-a-dile Big Bite.  The flags and sentiment were created with a MFT Die-namics Sentiment strip that was trimmed on one end.  I added jute twine to tie the tag and button.  The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  The flower was covered with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen and the snail's shell was covered in Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
Petunia E000, E00, E01, E02, E21, E93, R20, R22, R30, N7
chick Y06, TR21, Y17, Y38, YR68
snail E31, BG93, BG96
flower R22, R39, R46, Y19, YG11, G21, G94
grass YG03, YG95


     I used part of the sentiment on the flag banner on the front of the card and then masked it off and used the rest on the inside.  Both parts were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.




     Stamping Bella is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to one random commenter so make sure you make it to the last stop on the hop.  Of course we'd also love it if you'd leave some love for everyone along the way.  Here's the list of participants:

Elaine Hughes- http://quixoticcards.com/
Gini Williams Cagle- http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Tracy Macdonald- http://iwannabuildamemory.blogspot.ca/ (You are HERE!)
Stamping Bella- http://stampingbella.com/blog/

     I've used the great sketch from Retro Sketches so I'm entering my card in their challenge.
     Happy hopping!

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Antique Chic", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Especially for you, Petunia"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--MFT Die-namics Chevrons and Sentiment Strips dies, Crop-a-dile Big Bite
Miscellaneous--jute string and button from my stash, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Balloon time


     Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I have a little something from Purple Onion Designs to share with you.  I've used Willa and the Balloon Trio from Stacey Yacula's A Beautiful Day collection.  The balloons actually have stampable strings, but I decided to use real twine so I just trimmed them off and cut out the balloons.  They are covered in wonderful sparkly Wink of Stella.
     Not sure what I'll use this card for yet so I didn't include a sentiment yet.


Copics Used:
bunny E31, E33, E, 93, R20, R22, R30
clothing E97, Y17, B00
balloons E08, E41, Y15, Y17, G21, B00

     I've used the sketch from Mojo Monday to create this card.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Willa and Balloon Trio" from Stacey Yacula's A Beautiful Day collection
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2
Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Bakers Twine, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A special B-day!!!!!


     Today is a super special day cause it's the birthday of the one and only SUPER-DUPER Mo Manning!!!!!  WOOHOO!!!  She's such an amazing illustrator and I know I for one am SOOOO thankful that she has shared her art work with us.

Happy birthday Mo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     For my card I've used one of my favorite images, Cupcake Thief.  I've used the rubberstamp version from Stamping Bella and you can also find it in Mo's digital store.  I was in a bit of a chocolate mood.  hee hee


Copics Used:
hair Y21, E31, E35
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
dress B63, BV000, BV02, BV13, BV17
wings B0000, B00, BG000, BG01
cupcake sleeves Y32, E31, E55
icings E71, E74, E47, Y11, YR21, YR23, E40, E41, E23, E27, E47, E79
cherry R35, R37, R39

     The DT is giving Mo a special birthday post on the Clubhouse blog so make sure you pop over there to see what everyone created.
     I'd like to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  Their theme is Sparkle and SHine and they are featuring Pretty Pink Posh products.  I've used their sequins and border die.
     Have a great day!

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Cupcake Thief", outside sentiment from Penny Black "Critter Party"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Star Dust Stickles, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and some silver ones from my stash

Monday, July 20, 2015

Dandelion


     Hope you're having a nice day.  We just had a little shower.  No surprise with the heat.  Those thunder boomers like to build up quickly at this time of year.
     I've got some Purple Onion Designs sweetness to share with you today.  This stamp is called Wishing and is from the Stacey Yacula A Beautiful Day collection.  These little critters always make me happy.
     I've used my Distress inks to color this time.  You can see a little bit of the glitter sparkle on the dandelion from my Wink of Stella pen.  It's so pretty IRL.


     I'd like to enter this card into the Sketch Saturday challenge.  I've used their cute sketch.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Canson 90 lb watercolor paper, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Wishing" and sentiment from Stacey Yacula's A Beautiful Day collection
Ink--Stazon Jet Black, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Cracked Pistachio, and Pine Needles Distress inks, Versafine Black Onyx, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags
Miscellaneous--Celebrate it ribbon, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen


Friday, July 17, 2015

My Hero


     Welcome to Bellarific Friday!!  Today I'm sharing the super fun Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero with you using last weeks sketch challenge.


     She sure looks like a SUPER hero to me.


Copics Used:
hair E21, E23, E25, E47, E79
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
costume R30, R32, R43, RV14, E74, E79, Y00, Y02, Y08, Y19, B00, BG01, BG45, BG57, C00, C2
flower YR61, YR65, YR68, C4

     Next weeks challenge is Christmas in July.
     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Argyle, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Tuny Townie Hayley the Hero"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Studio Calico wooden stars

Hello Fred


     Hello to you all from me AND Fred.  LOL  Fred is one of the tons of new images Mo has added to the store over the last week.  Have you seen them yet?  If not you really need to go check them out PLUS they're on sale for 20% off.  Critters, babies, kiddies....there's a little bit of everything and they're all wonderful.


Copics Used:
dog E31, E35, E37, E47, E40, E42, N5, N7
collar E35, E37, E39, N1

     We still have our Anything Goes/Summer Fun challenge going on over at the DP2 blog if you'd like to play along
     Enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Fred"
Ink--Copic Multiliner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello die
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, buttons from my stash

Friday, July 10, 2015

Silly goose


Whoot!  Whoot!  It's Bellarific Friday!  Last weeks challenge was to use a Christine Groves stamp.  I chose Silly Goose.  Isn't he a rock star!


Copics Used:
ducks Y17, YR21, YR31, YR65, YR68, W1
hair E50, E53, E55, E57
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
glasses N5, N7
clothing BG11, BG32, BG57, YG03, R35, R37, R39
guitar E27, E31, E33, E37, E39, N7

Next weeks challenge is this cool sketch.


     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Silly Goose"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder, Sizzix Stars #2
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Stars and Stripes


Happy 4th of July!!

     This little cutie from Purple Onion Designs is ready to celebrate too.  His name is Bubbly.  Isn't that a fun name.  Here are the markers I used to color him.

Copics Used:
Bubbly E33, E35, E53, R20, R30, R29
sparkler N3

     This was my second attempt at this card.  My first design was a stinker so I went to Pinterest for some inspiration and found this great card by Angela Maine.  Like her, I drew myself a template for the starburst design.  The large stars were cut with a Sizzix die and the small ones with one from Simon Says Stamp.
On the inside of the card I used a couple more Purple Onion Designs stamps.


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

Sweet Stampin'--bears
Seize the Birthday--red, white, and blue
Cards in Envy--red white and blue

     Hoping you all have a fabulous weekend whether you're celebrating the 4th or not.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections Foil, Recollections, Copic Xpress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs Bubbly bear with Sparkler, Fireworks, and Let's Celebrate sentiment from Stacey Yacula's Sweet Occasions collection, birthday sentiment from her A Beautiful Day collection
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Sizzix Stars #2, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and Stitched Rectangle dies
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Silver Glitter pen

Friday, July 3, 2015

Missing a friend


     It's time for a brand new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can make anything you want with a Mo's image or you can follow the optional theme and make something summery.  The choice is yours.
For my card I've used Bake Me a Cake and added LOTS of layering.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E21, E25, E51
shirt RV10, RV13, RV25, R81
pants B93, B95, B97, RV13
apron W1, W3, R35, R37, R43, YG03
bowl/spoon R22, R24, R27, R29, Y35, YG95, B95, E71, E74, E42, E43
stool E31, E35

     Come join in our fun!  You have a whole month to play along and we love seeing your creations.
     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Quilting Bee", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Bake Me a Cake", Simon Says Stamp "Sending and Wishing", Verve "Notebook Paper"
Ink--Sakura gold and white gel pens, Colorbox Scarlet
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tags, Spellbinders Classic Large Ovals, Verve Rounded Rectangle, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, buttons from my stash

From ear to ear


     Is that a smile or what!?!  I think Hoppy Poppy is happy that it's Bellarific Friday AND that she is this month's Stamp of the Month.  You can find Thank You Hoppy Poppy in the Stamping Bella store for this month only at 20% off.
     I used last weeks sketch, framing cute Hoppy in a fancy Spellbinders frame and adding a layer of vellum to soften the print.


     Who could resist this face.

Copics Used:
Hoppy E50, E31, E55, R20, R30
dress R32, R43, RV14
flowers R24, R27, R37, YR68, V17, Y17, YG95

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


     The new challenge is to use a Christine Grove image.  It's going to be tough for me to choose one they're so much fun.
     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Bazzill, The Paper Studio Vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Thank You Hoppy Poppy"
Ink--Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls