Monday, September 1, 2014

En garde!


     I thought those of you with me in the US might get a kick out of this guy today for our Labor Day holiday.  He's the "Grill Father" from Art Impressions Stamps.  I kept this manly card pretty simple with just some layering and a white embossed sentiment.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
hair E25
hat/apron C00, C2, C4
shirt YG03, YG93, YG95
shorts E41, E42, E43, E47
shoes N3, N5, N7, C00
oven mitt E08, E93, E95, E97

     Have a happy Monday!

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "For the Record", Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Grill Father"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Miscellaneous--Stampendous white embossing powder

Friday, August 29, 2014

Birthday Thoughts


     Well friends, it's another Bellarific Friday.  Hope you all have some exciting and fun plans for the Labor Day weekend if you're here in the US.
     The challenge was to use this sketch.
sketch-17---Aug-29 copy
     I've kept my card design really simple for mailing purposes.  I've used Stamping Bella's "Uptown Girl Jayden loves to Journal".  This is the first time I've colored her up and I just love her!
As usual you can't see the Wink of Stella glitter pen that I added to the flowers on her shirt, but you can see a hint of the Stickles I added to the steam and her cupcake.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E33, E35, Y21, YR23
shirt Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, BG10, BG11, BG13, R27
table E31, E33, E35, E50
cup R22, R27, R29
book E50, E51, E53
cupcake Y11, YR21, YR24
doily BG10, BG11, BG13
pen N3, N5
shading W1, W3

     Here's what the inside looks like.


     There are some great new things coming for Stampingbella so be on the lookout.  Em has a little contest going on at Blogabella and on FB to take a selfie with your fave SB stamp/stamps.  There's a $50.00 voucher up for grabs!
     Next weeks challenge is to use paper piecing on a card with a SB stamp of course.  Hope you'll play along!
     Have a fantastic weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found 2--Rosy", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Jayden loves to Journal", sentiments from Verve "Take Note"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips, Perfect paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool
Miscellaneous--Cotton Candy and Stardust Stickles, Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I'm proud of you


     This week it's my turn to host the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I know all the kiddies are heading back to school at this time so that's the theme I chose, "Back to School".  I've used First Day Faye on my card.
     I used a pretty simple layout for the base of the card and added some dots of paint in the corners.  The center tag panel was created with some Bazzill (I know this looks like black, but it's actually Bitter Chocolate) and a piece of lined paper I cut from a larger 6 x 6 page.  It was just plain so I added all the stamping to make it look like a school paper.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E33, E35, YR23, Y11, Y21
sweater and socks R81, R83, R85
shirt C00, C2, C4
skirt B93, B95, B97
shoes N3, N5, N7
lunchbox R20, R21, R22, Y28
backpack BG11, BG72, BG75
papers E01, E42
apple R35, R37, R43

    You've got two weeks to play along.  Make sure you use at least one Mo image.  Mo is constantly adding new ones to the store so check them out.
     Have a blessed Thursday!

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Hall Pass" and "For the Record", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "First Day Faye", Verve "Take Note", There She Goes "School Doodles"(discontinued)
Ink--Colorbox Scarlet Pigment ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Heidi Swapp Mustard Archival Dye ink
Tools--Crop-a-dile Big Bite, Making Memories Eyelet setter
Miscellaneous--Scribbles White Mist 3D paint, Offray ribbon, eyelet from my stash

Monday, August 25, 2014

Friends with Coffee


Now I'm going to pretend there is something besides coffee in those cups because I don't drink it, but I know I'm in the minority there so this stamp is perfect for all you coffee drinkers.  I've used "Coffee BFF's" from Art Impressions Stamps.  I think you guys like their characters as much as I do.


Copics Used
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair left E31, E33, E35
hair right E08, E93, E95, E97
clothing left BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, Y21, E51, E53, E55, E57
clothing right Y11, YR21, YR23, E71, E74, E79, B93, B95, B97
stools E31, E33, E35

     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper --My Mind's Eye "Blue Floral", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Coffee BFF's"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival
Tools--Verve Flag It dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, buttons from my stash, Crafters Square hemp cord

Friday, August 22, 2014

Goin' to a party


     Woohoo!  It's party time!  It's Bellarific Friday too.  The last challenge was to use this awesome photo as your inspiration.  I chose to use all the wonderful colors and Uptown Girl Posh.

inspiration 9 -Aug-22 copy

     Now as you can see, Posh has a few prezzies and daBella herself, Emily has one for you.
It's a FLASH SALE at Stamping Bella!  Em needs to clear out some inventory.  Stamping Bella is about to get a big facelift AND add thirty, yes THIRTY new images, so Em needs some room.  That's where the prezzie comes in.  She's offering a 25% discount on everything she has on stock in the SB store.  You can pop over to Blogabella for all the details.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E33, E35, YR23, Y21
dress/shoes R81, R83, R85, R89
presents B93, B99, BG11, BG32, BG72, BG75, YG03, YG93. YG95, Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, R35, R39, R43, E08, E93, E95, E97
grounding W3, W5


     Next week's challenge is another great sketch.  Hope you'll pull out a SB stamp and play along.

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     Have fun shopping and have a blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "Farmhouse", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Posh Has a Present"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles and Scalloped Classic Circles
Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, lace from my stash, Stardust Stickles, Scribbles White Mist 3D paint, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tim the Toolman?


     Now if you trade out his hammer and drill for a broom and dustpan this would be me.  LOL  For some reason the spring cleaning bug has hit me in the fall.  I have been doing some major de-cluttering of my house.  I don't know, maybe it's because I'm almost fifty, but I'm ready for a streamlined, easy access, easy clean house.  Wish me luck!
     This guy is so much fun.  He's the "Weekend Warrior" from Art Impressions Stamps.  He had all those tools so I gave him some note and graph paper, and a ruler to help him along.  It's kind of hard to see in the photo but I inked the hinges with silver and then distressed them a bit with some Vintage Photo Distress ink.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
shirt G99, BG93, BG96
pants B93, B95, B97
hat E71, E74, E79
gloves E33, E39, E95, E97
tool belt E31, YR21, YR23, YR24
shoes E53, E55, E57
tools E08, E95, E97, R24, R39, E21, E23, E25, E27, N1, N3

     Here's the inside of the card.


     Hope you enjoyed this hard working guy.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Weekend Warrior", Verve "Graph Paper and Notebook Paper" stamps, Precious Remembrance Shop "Positive Thoughts"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Brilliance Starlite Silver, Memento Summer Sky, Colorbox Scarlet, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Verve Rounded Rectangle die, Spellbinders Double Ended tags die, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool
Miscellaneous--Recollections brads, Tim Holtz ruler tape

Friday, August 15, 2014

Let it all hang out


     Nothing is sacred anymore is it.  My daughter and I saw a young man in Wal-mart the other day with his pants around his knees.  How he was walking I don't know, but we got a nice view of his underwear...a sight I could have done without.  Old Sylvia here has no problem hanging her undies out for all to see either.  hee hee
     This fun stamp set is from Stamping Bella and it's called "Senior-ita Sylvia".  Last weeks challenge was to use this sketch.

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     Sylvia is colored up in Copics and I used one of my new toys.  You can't see it very well, but the black scalloped border across the center was cut with a stitched scallop died from Pretty Pink Posh.  I added a bit of doodling around the image and the sentiment strips.  Here's Sylvia and her unmentionables in all their glory.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E08, E09, E95, E97
shirt B72, R35
vest R35, R37, R39
skirt B93, B95, B97, B99
shoes E31, E33, E35
basket E74
clothing Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, R37, E08, E09, E95, E97, G21, G24,
 G28, N3, N5, N7, BG11, BG72, BG75, Y11, Y21, YR23, R35, R37
grounding W1, W3, W5

     Pop over to Blogabella to see all the wonderful creations my teamies made with the sketch plus those of the crafters who played along.  Em has some Bella Bucks up for grabs.  Next weeks challenge is this gorgeous photo inspiration.

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     Have a fantastic weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Remarkable", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Senior-ita Sylvia"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Micron pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1 die, Nestabilities Labels 1
Miscellaneous--Michaels flower and Celebrate It ribbon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wishes do come true


     It's the second Thursday in August already and that means it's time for another challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Our sweet Elaine has given us a theme of "Girl's Birthday".  I've chosen Mo's sweet Cinderella image for my card.  Now you might think Cindy is an odd choice for a birthday card, but we make a wish on the candles and send people birthday wishes.  Well, whose wishes came true better than Cinderella!  LOL
     I did a little distressing around the card edges, removing a few pieces here and there and backing them with another DP just to give the card a tattered look.


Copics Used
skin E00, E000, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E35, YR23, Y11, Y21
scarf R22, R27, R46
dress and knickers E71, E74, E79, C00, C2, E95, E97, E08, E09, BG11, BG72, BG75, YG03, YG95
apron W1, W3, E42, B0000
broom E21, E23, E27, E35, YR23, Y21, Y11
shoes N3, N5, N7

     Here's the inside of the card.


     Happy Thursday!  Be blessed!
Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That", Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Cinderella", Verve "Take Note", and Precious Remembreance Shop "Positive Thoughts"
Ink--Forest Moss Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Verve Flag It die set, Nestabilities Large Labels , Impression Obsession Butterflies die, Marianne Designs English Rose die for leaves
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Wrights pearl trim, Prima flower, Martha Stewart microbeads, Recollections pearls, Hobby Lobby lace

Monday, August 11, 2014

Texting Frenzy


     Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.
     I have another Art Impressions project to share with you today.  This set is called "Texting BFF's".  I couldn't resist using the telephone paper for the background and all those quote marks too.  Is there such a thing as carpel thumb?.  LOL  Bet these girls will have it if there is.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair left E33, E35, YR23, Y21
hair right E21, E23, E25, E29
clothing left BG10, BG11, BG53, BG57
clothing right R02, R22, R24, W1, W3, W5
stools N3, N5, N7
     Hope you day is filled with blessings!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste-Flair", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Texting BFF's"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool, Nestabilities Standard Circles die, Fiskars Circle Cutter

Friday, August 8, 2014

Here comes the bride


     Woohoo it's Friday!  That means it's time for a Stamping Bella Bellarific card and a new challenge.  Last weeks challenge was to use an Uptown Girl.  Since I needed to make a wedding card I chose "Brett and Brenda get married".  Played a bit with my new Cheery Lynn doily die and pulled out some Glimmer Mists to do the flower and leaves.
     Her dress is covered with Wink of Stella clear glitter.  So wish it would show up better in pictures.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
her hair E53, E55, E57
his hair E21, E23, E25, E29
her dress W1, W3
his suit C2, C4, C6, C8, C10
flowers R35, R37, R59, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG99

     Hop on over to Blogabella to see my team mates creations plus those who played along.  Next weeks challenge is a sketch.

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     Hope you have a lovely weekend!  Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--K & Company "Julianne", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda get married"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die, Marianne Designs English Rose dies, Memory Box Fancy Blossoms die, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips die, Bow Easy, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers Tool
Miscellaneous--Michael's and Queen & Co. pearls, Olive Vine and Scarlet Glimmer Mist, Michael's Celebrate It ribbon

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sprinkled with fun!


     Whew!  Are you all finding that this summer seems to be especially busy.  The more I try to get ahead the further I seem to get behind.  I've been working on some cards for Art Impressions and will have several to share with you over the next few weeks.  I'm going to try to spread them out a bit.  I'm finding that spare time for commenting is in short abundance and I'm sure it is for you too so I won't drown you in posts.
     This image is called "Cupcake BFF's".  The new line of BFF characters is so much fun.  The cards I'm making are supposed to be used for displays at the craft shows so I'm not embellishing them very heavily since they need to be travel/packing friendly.  I found some cute candle stickers to add a little extra on this card.


Copics Used
skin E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
hair E33, E35, YR23, Y21
shirt and shoes G40, G43, G46, YG11
pants N5, N7, N9
cupcake E31, E33, E51, R20, R22, R24

     Have a wonderful week!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Cupcake BFF's"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Stax, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Jolee's Boutique stickers

Friday, August 1, 2014

Daisy Girl


     Happy Friday all!  It's a Bellarific Friday.  Last week's challenge was to use this sketch.  A nice CAS design.  

photo

     I used Lulu's Garden of Daisies from Stamping Bella.  Isn't she sweet with all her blooms.  I added a few more with some punches.
     You can better see that I popped the frame up above the image in the photo below.



Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
dress Y11, YR21, YR23, R22, R24, R27
daisies BV000, C00, C2, C4, E08, E93, E95, E97

     I added the accompanying sentiment to the inside of the card. 


     You can hop over to the Blogabella blog to see what my Bella team mates created with this great sketch.  The new challenge is.....Townies!!!  Yep that's right.  All you have to do is use an Uptown Girl stamp on your creation.  Email it to Em by Thursday night and your creation will be added to the blog post.  There's also some Blogabella bucks up for grabs.  Come play along!
     Happy Friday!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lulu's Garden of Daisies"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles, Marvy Uchida Daisy punches, The Paper Studio Quatrefoil embossing folder, Poppystamps Meadow Leaf die
Miscellaneous--Michael's rhinestones

Friday, July 25, 2014

Snow Dance


     Gasp!  Can you believe it?  A Christmas card!  I'm horribly bad about putting off my Christmas card making til the season is upon us. So what prompted me to create this one?...last weeks Stamping Bella photo inspiration.

inspiration 8-July-25

     I've used Stamping Bella's "Frostier".  There has been so much buzz in the crafting world over water coloring lately I decided to give it a try on this image.  I really like how it turned out.  I used Distress inks to color with.
     This is my first time using the poinsettia die.  It's hard to see in the photo but I covered the holly berries with Glossy Accents.


     Hope you enjoyed the card.  You can find those of my team mates over at Blogabella.
     Here's the challenge for next week's Bellarific Friday.

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

Aud Sentiments--Christmas in July
Crafting For All Seasons--Christmas
Little Red Wagon--Christmas
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion--Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenges--Christmas with option of Photo inspiration
Come and Get It--Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge--Christmas in July

     Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Bazzill, Recollections, Strathmore 140 lb. watercolor paper
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Frostier", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Jet Black Stazon, Versamark, Distress inks, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Tools--Stampin' Up Ticket Corner punch, Martha Stewart holly punch, Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Yellow Stickles, Ranger Bridal Embossing Tinsel, music paper clip from Staples