Friday, November 28, 2014

Prezzies for all


     I'd say this little lady was successful at her Black Friday shopping.  Besides Black Friday it's Bellarific Friday and today I have a card made with Uptown Girl Posh has a Present for last weeks "Holiday Wishes" theme.  I've used one of my new Stitched tags dies from Pretty Pink Posh for the sentiment.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E21, E25, E27
dress/shoes/bow E35, E37, E39
presents E35, E37, E39, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG99, Y21, Y26

     Here's a nice close up to show you her sparkly Wink of Stella party dress.


     You can find some more great creations for the rest of the Stamping Bella Babes over at Blogabella and you can play along with the new challenge.  Here's the sketch.  Just use a current stamp.


     Happy shopping to those of you who braved it.  Have a blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Posh has a Present", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tags, Martha Stewart Holly punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, Crystal Stickers Glitter Domes, Stampendous white embossing powder

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Do you want to build a snowman?


     I don't think these guys would have too much trouble finding lots of snow to build their snowman with in the northeast US lately.  These cuties are the new Fairy Christmas set from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The set includes the three fairies and two sentiments.  Keep your eyes peeled for a Black Friday Freebie that can go with these guys.
     Our theme this week at Mo's Digital Pencil is "Snow" or "Snowflakes"  and the team has used the new images to inspire you.
     I started out making this an A2 card but thought it needed to be a bit bigger so I layered the smaller card face on top of another base.  Got some more new goodies from Simon Says Stamp in the mail so I had to play with them.  The two snowflakes and the banner are new die treasures as well as the stitched rectangles.  I created the smaller snowflakes with the scraps (I know there is a specific name for these but it escapes me) from a MS corner punch.  They and the large flakes were embossed with silver embossing powder.  My fairies have Wink of Stella wings.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E57, E25, E35, YR23, Y21
clothing BG11, BG13, BG53, BG57, BG72
wings B00, B000, B0000, BV000
hats NI, N3, Silver Prismacolor Pencil
snow BV000, BG000

     Come join us for this new bi-weekly challenge and don't forget you can share your Mo creations over at the FB Clubhouse too.
     Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Merry", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil, sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Versamark, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Prismacolor silver pencil, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Maryanne Snowflake, Abby Snowflake, Small Folded Banners and Stitched Rectangles; Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia; Martha Stewart Snow Flurry Corner punch
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, Celebrate It ribbon, Ranger silver embossing powder, Star Dust Stickles, Liquid Applique

Monday, November 24, 2014

If I only had a brain


     LOL  That title could be me quite often.  Today I'm sharing a sweet little scarecrow from Art Impression Stamps.  He's found a friend to hang out with him in the pumpkin patch.  Here's what I've used to color him.

Copics Used:
body Y21, YR21, YR23, E93, E95
hat/pants E21, E23, E25, E27, E71, E74, E79
shirt YG03, YG93, YG95, R35, R37, R39
boots E71, E74, E79
bird B93, B95, B97, R20, R22, R24
pumpkin E08, E93, E95, E97, YGO3, YG95, YG97

     I'd like to link this card up for the Thanksgiving/Fall challenge at My Craft Spot.
     Hope everyone has a wonderful week full of thankfulness and wonderful times with family and friends.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Happy Fall"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax, Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle die

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bear in the woods


     This card got made last night in a super duper hurry.  I totally let it slip my mind that I had been chosen as one of the winners in the last challenge at the Catered Crop so I was invited to be a guest designer.  Some of you may remember that I was a member of Linda McClain's amazing team for a while.  She has decided to close the challenge because, like many of us, there are tons of other things in her life taking precedence.  I was honored to be a part of her team and I am honored to be able to share one of my cards as inspiration for the very last Catered Crop challenge.  Linda, I wish you ALL the best!!!
     I think I have become a bit obsessed with stitched dies.  This cool tag from Pretty Pink Posh came in yesterday's mail and I wasted no time putting it to use.  I also used dies from Impression Obsession and Lawn Fawn.  I masked off the inside of the tag and used some Distress inks to create the sky.  The sentiment is embossed in Ranger Liquid Platinum.  
     Now that I've talked about everything else on the card I'll tell you that the image is Purple Onion Designs Icicle the polar bear.  Obviously I did not make him a polar bear.  I have a couple more of their cute stamps in my stash.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E33, E35, E39, E93, R20
hat and scarf  YG03, YG95, YG97, YG99, R37
     Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Fantasy Stampers--cute Christmas
Tag You're It--Christmas tags
Tuesday Throwdown--Christmas tags
Cutie Pie Challenge--festive furry friends

     I know that a lot of my friends in both the north and south are in the paths of some nasty weather today.  Stay safe and be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Dove Crafts Back to Basics Christmas, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Icicle the polar bear", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Pumice Stone Distress inks
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 and Stitched Borders 2, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border, Impression Obsession Birch Trees
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Kraft Outlet Bakers Twine, Liquid Applique

Friday, November 21, 2014

A frostier Christmas


     Gosh a whole week without a post.  I have been super busy trying to finish up some guest work, plus now that I'm trying to squeeze in my 10,000 steps a day for FitBit I've got even less time in the day to play with my cardmaking.
     It is Bellarific Friday though so I have some Stamping Bella goodness to share with you.  Last weeks challenge was this cool sketch.


     I've used the fun Frostier for my card.  You can't see it in the photo, but I went over his scarf with some gold H20's and it adds some fun sparkle, almost like the scarf has gold threads woven in it.  I hand cut the banner.  The stamping look gold in the photo but it's platinum.
     You can hop over to Blogabella and see what my teamies and those who played along with this sketch have created.
Next weeks challenge is "Holiday Wishes".  Just use a current Stamping Bella stamp and get your creation mailed to Emily by next Thursday to be in the run for the monthly $50.00 Bella Bucks prize
     Have a blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Fancy Pants "Home for Christmas", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Frostier"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Copics
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Gold Sparkling H2O's

Friday, November 14, 2014

Poppers


     My hubby came in, looked at this card and wanted to know if these were Mr. Popper's penguins.  LOL  They look like they're getting into as much trouble so I'm calling them Poppers.  Their actual name is Christmas Penguins and they are from Stamping Bella's latest release.
     For my card I used last weeks inspirational photo and gave the Poppers a pastel forest of trees.


     I created some snowy hills for them and used a triple cut of the Simon Says Merry Christmas die embossed in gold for the sentiment.  Whew!  That tiny dot for the "i" was tough, but I got it embossed too.  I then added some sequins for a little Christmas sparkle.


Copics Used:
Penguins N3, N5, N7, N9, Y35, Y38, YR21, YR61, BG0000, BV20, BV23
bow R27, R37, R39
bells Y28

     I think these guys are so cute and penguins have become a hot item for Christmas.  We'd love to have you play along with the challenge.  Next week's theme is this great sketch.


     Just use something from Stamping Bella currently in stock in the shiny new store and email it to Emily by next Thursday.  Your project will be showcased on Blogabella along with what the Bellababes have created and you just might win the $50.00 monthly Bellabucks drawing.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz--Christmas is coming
Jingle Bells--great outdoors
C.R.A.F.T.--Christmas
Delightful Challenges--Happy Holidays
Creative Card Crew--Christmas Joy
Our Daily Bread--Holiday
Cutie Pie--Festive Furry Friends
My Craft Spot--sequins

     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Merry", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Christmas Penguins"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tools--Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas word die
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins, Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder, Glossy Accents

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanks


     Happy Thursday all!  It's time for a brand new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Our lovely Lis has chosen a theme of "Thanks" which is very timely.  I've used the sweet Girly Girl Candy for my card.  My matting and the thanks letters are actually chocolate brown to match the dots in the paper.  My camera always makes it look black.
     Anyway I used some great little alphabet dies from My Craft Spot to create the sentiment.  I cut them three times, layered them, and covered them with Glossy Accents.  For the diagonal panel I used my new Pretty Pink Posh Border Dies #2 to add the stitching to the edges.  Of course I had to throw a few sequins in too.  hee hee


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E23, E27, E29
bows YR65, YR68
dress BG11, BG53, BG57, BG72, YR68
shoes/socks BG11, BG53, BG72, C00, C2
grounding E40, E42, E43

     Hope you'll come play along with the challenge and don't forget you can visit the FB Clubhouse anytime and share you Mo creations with us all.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dream It Up--Thankful and thoughtful
Sisterhood of Crafters--thankful
Sketch Saturday--sketch

     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Hampton Arts Ki "Argyle", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp--Mo's Digital Pencil "Girly Girl Candy"
Ink--Sakura Clear Stardust gel pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Border Dies #2, My Craft Spot Small Alphabet Metal dies
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins, Glossy Accents, Cotton Candy Stickles

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#youremybestie


     Hope you are all having a great week.  Today I have a sweet Uptown Girl to share with you.  She's one of Stamping Bella's latest releases and her name is "Tiffany Loves to Text".  I love to layer on cards and this one qualifies.  LOL  I did a bit of doodling with some pens for the faux stitched look.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E42, E43, E47
dress BG11, BG53, BG72, BG78
handbag and shoes E08, E93, E95, E97
flowers and leaves Y11, Y17, Y21, Y38,YR21, YR23, E07, YG03, YG93, YG95
wine bottle R35, R37, N3, N9
bread E31, E33, E35, E50
phone N3, B0000
glasses N3, N5, N9

     Hope you have a fabulous rest of the week.  Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Reunion", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Tiffany Likes to Text"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Sakura white and gold gel pens, Micron sepia pen
Tools--Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Queen & Co. pearl, ribbon and button from my stash

Monday, November 10, 2014

Old Guys Rule


     Anybody care to get in a debate with these guys.  hee hee  They look like they could take you on on any subject whether they're right or wrong.  The stamp is from the amazing Art Impressions.  You just can't beat their fun character stamps.  The guy on the left and in the middle could be my grandpa's and I KNOW the one of the left would argue with a fence post.  LOL


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
clothing man 1 R22, R24, R27, B93, B95, B97, E31, E33, E35, C00, C2, C4
clothing man 2 E71, E74, E79, G40, G43, G46, B95, B97, B99, C2, C4, C6
clothing man 3 E31, E33, E71, E74, E79, E08, E95, E97, E41, E42, E43
cane E37, E39
bench E21, E23, E25, C10
grounding W1, W3, W5

     Hope I gave you a little chuckle for your Monday.  Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Old Guys Rule"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square Hemp cord, buttons from my stash

Friday, November 7, 2014

Warmest wishes


     It's Bellarific Friday so I'm sharing the card I created for last week's challenge.  This is Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Quinn in her boots.


     I pulled out a Heidi Swapp stencil to add some snow with modeling paste and a little glitter.  Then I pulled out one of the oldest tools I own, an eyelet setter, and added a couple of eyelets to the sentiment banner.  Don't see those used too much any more do ya?  Her hat has some Liquid Applique puffed up for the rim and tassle and I covered all her buttons with Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
hair E21, E23, E25, E27
scarf and leggings YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97
coat and hat E37, E39, E59, Y28
skirt and boots E71, E74, E79, Y28

     The new challenge is this colorful inspiration photo.


     To play along just use a current in store SB image to create your project.  Then email it to Em by Thursday and she will add you in Friday's Blogabella post.  There are $50.00 worth of Bella Bucks waiting for the monthly winner.
     Have yourself a wonderfully blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts "Jolly", Bazzill, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Quinn in her Boots", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival
Tools--Making Memories eyelet setter, Heidi Swapp Stencil
Miscellaneous--Liquitex Modeling paste, Recollections Ultra Fine Glitter, Stardust Stickles, Liquid Aplique, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart twine, eyelets from my stash

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Keep on movin


     I almost cringe to post this card.  It is SOOOO me.  LOL  I used to have a strict exercise routine and let it go by the way side.  I've paid for that and now I'm trying to get back into it and work some weight off.  I even bought a Fit Bit to encourage me to keep moving throughout the day.  Now I'm not much for running, but I do like to walk so this lady is one up on me.  hee hee  
     The stamp is from Art Impressions and is called "Don't Sweat It".  I added a couple of arrows coated in Glossy Accents to keep her going in the right direction.


Copics Used:  
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E55, E57
clothes/shoes BG53, BG57, BG72, BG75, N3, N5, N7, C00, C2, C4
grounding W1, W3, W5

     Hope you have a blessed Wednesday!

Supplies:
Paper--Studio Calico "Snippets", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Don't Sweat It"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs From the Heart dies, Verve Flag It Dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Liquid Applique, Crafters Square Hemp cord, button from my stash

Monday, November 3, 2014

Blown away


     Happy Monday my friends!  I have a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl card to share with you today.  This is "Bentley is Blown Away".  I was REALLY inspired by this amazing card from Joni Andaya so I did a bit of casing for my card.  I thought it would be a really cute layout for her flying up up and away.
     I've found myself a bit addicted to Pretty Pink Posh products lately.  I have several of their die sets, two were used on this card, and am slowly building a little sequin collection.  Like Joni I splattered my card with some watered down Distress inks.


     I coaxed my camera into capturing the lovely Wink of Stella Glitter pen I used on her dress and the balloons.  I give Joni all the design credit and I'm very happy with how it worked out for the image I used.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
hair E53, E55, E57
dress/shoes R81, R83, R85
balloons BG11, BG13, BG49, R20, R22, R24, RV10, Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23

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

Amusing--Give Thanks/Thanksgiving
Catered Crop--Gratitude Attitude
Great Impressions--Thankful Thoughts
Sentimental Sundays--anything goes + sentiment
Challenge Up Your Life--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps--CAS
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes

     Have a blessed Monday!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Bentley is Blown Away"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Peacock Feathers and Wild Honey Distress inks, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border Dies #1 and #2
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins 4mm and 6mm, Stardust Stickles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy mail


     Gosh we're on the last day of October already.  Besides being Halloween, it's also Bellarific Friday!  The challenge revealed last week was to use Buttons or Bows on your card.  I've used part of the lovely Maybelline Loves Mail stamp framed with a die cut photo frame and added a paper bow.  I layered up the sentiment die cut for some dimension.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E53, E55, E57
dress R81, R83, R85, R89
bench E31, E33, E35
letter E41
flowers Y11, Y17, TR21, YR23, V12, V15, R39, R43, R46, G82, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97
mailbox C00, C2, C4, C6, C8, R46

The challenge for next Friday is this great sketch.


     To play along all you need to do is use any current (check the store) Stamping Bella stamp to create your project and email it by next Thursday to Emily at emily dot stampingbella dot com.  Your card will be showcased on Blogabella along with the DT projects and you'll be added to the drawing for the monthly $50.00 gift voucher.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Creative Romance--pink
Crafty Catz--anything goes
QKR Stampede--three of a kind (gems)
Aud Sentiments--2 or 3 word sentiment
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--anything goes
Creative Card Crew--bows
Party Time Tuesdays--anything goes
Pink Elephant--anything goes
Amusing--anything goes

     Have a blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Hampton Arts Ki Memories "Vintage Charm", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Maybelline Loves Mail"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Instant Photo and Mini Bow dies, MFT Die-namics Notebook edge die, Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You die
Miscellaneous--Paper Studio rhinestones

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hog Wild Birthday


     It's mid-week so how about a little chuckle to get you over hump day?
     I had so much fun making this card.  The image is just a hoot, super fun to color, AND I got to play with washi tape.  The stamp is Art Impressions Stamps "Hog Wild Birthday".
     I added glitter to the cupcake icing and the punched circles and her glasses got a coating of Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
pig E000, E00, E02, E11, E13, E21, R20, R22, RV14
dress/party hat/glasses BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, YG03, YG06, YG17
cupcake E31, E33, E35, E50, YR20, YR21, YR23, YG03, YG07, YG17, R24, YR65, Y17


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

Party Time Tuesdays--anything goes
Bunny Zoe's--animals
MarkerPop--anything goes
Pink Elephant--anything goes
Amusing--anything goes
Sister Act--anything goes
Seize the Birthday--anything goes

     Enjoy the rest of your week and be blessed!


Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "Party Day", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Hog Wild Birthday"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Marvy Uchida and EK Success circle punches, Nestabilities Standard Circles, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips die
Miscellaneous--Recollections Extra Fine Glitter, Glossy Accents, sequins and washi tape from my stash

Monday, October 27, 2014

Flower Girl



     I told you that I recently got a load of new goodies from Stamping Bella.  Well, here's one of them, the gorgeous Fiona Loves Flowers.  She's colored in Copics and her blooms have been given a nice wash of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.  I scored he base panel on my MS scoring board.  Michael's has started carrying some really nice 110# weight cardstock in white, black, and ivory.  It's really nice and I love that I can use their coupon to stock up.
     Here's an up close shot of Fiona.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E21, E23, E25, E29
dress BG11, BG53, BG72
flowers Y11, Y21, YR23, E93, E95, E97, E08, BG72, BG78
leaves YG03, YG93

     Here's a small taste of the lovely glimmer on the flowers.


     Here's the inside of the card.


     I'm really coming down to the wire to enter this in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.
     Hope you enjoyed her.  Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Fiona Loves Flowers"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Miscellaneous--My Craft Spot Orange Jute Twine, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Orange Stickles