Friday, February 27, 2015

There for me

     Things have just been in chaos lately and I really don't do well when my regular routine is thrown off.  It was a bright spot of sunshine to be able to sit down and color up this little Woodsie from Stamping Bella.  I got almost all of the new Woodsie collection when it was released at the beginning of the month.  I just fell head over heels for the little characters in this series.  This particular one is called "Especially for you, Petunia".  I have to admit that Petunia is a fave character from the collection.
     Last week's challenge was this sketch:

     I did a little coloring experimentation with this one and used just a touch of W1 and BV31 for shadows on Petunia.  I need to work a bit on blending it out.  This photo is closer to the pink that Petunia is on my card.

Copics Used:
pig E00, E01, E02, W1, BV31, R20, R22, R30
flower R20, R22, R24, YG03, YG93, YG95
chick Y11, Y21, YR23
grass G82, G94, G99

     Here's the sweet sentiment that comes with the stamp.

     Hope this Bellarific Friday card made you smile.  We'd love to have you play along with next weeks challenge.  The theme is to "use washi tape or ribbon".  All you have to do is use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  Get you 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.  If you want to grab our stamp of the month, "Wanda" at 20% off better make it quick.  February is almost gone.
     Have a fabulous and blessed Friday!

Papers--Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "especially for you, Petunia"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1, Simon Says Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Prima flower, Paper Studio pearl

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dog delivery....for real

     Happy Thursday everyone!  Well, I'm back up and running.  Turns out it wasn't a computer virus but corrupted Windows files.  Thankfully I didn't lose any of my data but I did lose all my programs so I had to reload everything.  What a pain!  Still tweaking a few things, but for the most part things are back to normal.
     I's time for a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil and I am the hostess.  I picked out a theme of "Critters".  Now remember, we changed our rules and you don't have to use my theme.  You can make anything you want as long as it has a Mo's image.
     For my card I've used the adorable "Airborne".  This was my daughter's Valentine card.  She's really been wanting a dog and this was kind of a joke.  Little did I know that someone was going to throw out this giant dog that she wants to keep.  I'll have to show you a picture of the brute soon.
     I used some Distress ink on watercolor paper for the background the added some die cut grass and the fussy cut image.

Copics Used:
dog E31, E33, E35, E50, E51
basket E19, E21, E23, E47
balloons R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R30, R32, R43, C00, C2
bow R35, R37, R39, R43

     Please come and join us for the challenge.  We'd love to see what you create.  Stay tuned for the new changes coming to Mo's.  Starting on March 12th we will change from bi-weekly to monthly challenges, but there's lots of other cool stuff coming too.
     Have a blessed day!

Paper--Strathmore 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mos Digital Pencil "Airborne", sentiment from There She Goes "Be My Valentine: (discontinued)
Ink--Versamark, Salty Ocean Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shape dies
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friendly flowers

     Been a bit quiet around here hasn't it.  My hubby got some unexpected  time off and since it's been cold he's been inside.  I love him getting some rest but it throws my whole routine off.  Then a nasty old virus decided to wipe out my computer.
     It's Bellarific Friday and I'm trying to write this post out on my Kindle.  Definitely not as easy  the computer.  LOL  I can't add the graphics for next weeks sketch challenge so make sure to check out Blogabella.
     Last weeks challenge was  to use flowers on your creation.  I've used Flowers for a true friend  and colored them in Prismacolor pencils.

     I've used the accompanying sentiment on the inside.

     Sorry my post isn't quite up to snuff, but I hope you enjoyed the card.  You can find all the details about the next challenge and how to enter at Blogabella.
     Be blessed.

Paper--Recollections, My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio vellum
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Flower for a true friend"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and OMS
Tools:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border Dies 2, Impressions Obsession Butterfly die
Miscellaneous:  Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love is in the air

     Did ya go shopping Monday when the huge Stamping Bella release went live in the store?  Boy did I!  I had a blast throwing those little puppies in my basket.  Can't wait to play with all my new goodies.
     It's Bellarific Friday peeps and today I am playing with the sweet Lucille.  I only stamped part of her long-legged self for my card so it would fit for the sketchypoo of last week's challenge.

I wasn't able to capture the Wink of Stella Glitter pen I used on her hearts.  Boo--hiss!

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E21, E23, E25, E27
dress W1, W3, W5
hearts R30, R32, R35, R37, R43

     A peek at the inside where I used the accompanying sentiment.

     Lots of cool creations over at Blogabella from the DT and the Sistahood.  Check it out!
     Our new challenge is to use "Flowers" on your project.  This can be the image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock), the paper, or embellishments.  Get you 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.
     Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

Paper--Recollections "Valentine", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lucille sends her love"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Thursday, February 12, 2015

She thinks my tractor's sexy

     Our new bi-weekly challenge is up at Mo's Digital Pencil and it's either "Anything Goes" or "a card for a boy".  Now I stretched the boy into a man, but we all know men may age in years but they never grow up so they still count as boys.  hee hee
     My hubby has a non-birthday coming up this month.  Poor leap year people don't get to celebrate much, but they don't age very fast either.  LOL  He is one tractor lovin' man so Mo's "The Big Guy's Tractor" is perfect for him.
     I did a little watercolor wash on the background with some Distress ink bu the Copic paper really didn't like the water that much.

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
clothing E31, E33, E35, E50, B93, B95, B97, N7
tractor E97, YR68, YR65, N1, C2, C4, BV31, B0000
tires N3, N5, N7
ground E42, E43, E47

     Now that we've changed the challenge to Anything Goes with an optional theme it's super easy to play along with our challenges.  All you need is a Mo image.  Mo offers a $5.00 gift voucher to one random winner per every 25 entries.  We'd love to see your name in the winners square.
     Be blessed!

Paper--We R Memory Keepers "For the Record", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "The Big Guy's Tractor", sentiment from SugarPea Designs "Spare Me"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Salty Ocean Distress ink
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord, buttton from my stash, Glossy Accents

Friday, February 6, 2015

Smoochie, smoochie

     What a smoocher!  LOL  This is Wanda and Wanda is our Stamp of the Month at Stamping Bella.  You can get her anytime this month only for 20% off.  I don't know about you but she makes me think of the proverbial aunt who always wants to pinch the kiddies cheeks and smooch on them.  hee hee

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair W1, W3, W5
dress YG11, YG17, Y35, V12, V17, BG01, BG02, BG05

     You can find all the Wanda creations from my sistahs over at Blogabella as well as the Valentine creations from the Sistahood.
     Next weeks challenge is.....

     To play along just use any current stamp in the Stamping Bella store and the sketch.  Mail your creation 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.
     Be blessed!

Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Seniorita Wanda"
Ink--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--Verve "Flag It" die set, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord, button from my stash

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bathing Beauties

     I've seen several old pictures of bathing suit contests that were held here on the coast back in the day.  These suits are a spot on representation of the kind of sizzling and scandalous looking clothing of the time.  LOL
     I am SUCH a sweat pants lover and don't mind letting them hide all the stuff that's not so pretty to look at.  Hope all the skin they're showing doesn't offend you.  hee hee

     You can find Bathing Suit at  Hope you enjoyed seeing this new line.
     Be blessed!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Stamping Bella Sneak Peek #5

     If you thought Petunia as a Prezzie was cute, just take a look at this image.  She and her pals had found lots of BIG glasses.  This Stamping Bella release is going to be flying off the shelves!
     This is Nice to see you Petunia.  I was so excited when I remembered I had some little chipboard glasses in my stash.  I painted them red to match Petunia's, covered them with clear Wink of Stella just like Petunia's and them gave them a nice coating of Glossy Accents.

     Once again I used Copics and a little Prismacolor and OMS to color the critters.  What a ham!  LOL (pun intended)

Copics Used:
pig E40, E42, E43, E02 + pencil
chicks Y35, Y38, YR68, + pencil
glasses R37, E71, N7, B72
grounding E40, E42, E43
shading BG000

     I have to admit that I had a bit of a duh moment with the sentiment.  Do you get it?  Petunia is missung "U".  hee hee
     Today is CUH-RAZY TUESDAY at Stamping Bella so you might want to hop over and snatch up these super discounted stamps.

     There are still tons of sneak peeks to be shown although this was my last one.  You can see them all daily at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste--Flair", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Petunia Needs a New Prescription"
Ink--Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Copic .03 multiliner pen
Miscellaneous--Michael's chipboard glasses, Glossy Accents, Craftsmart Holiday Red acrylic paint

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bake me a cake

     Amen!  LOL  This chocoholic can certainly go for that proposition.  Meet Six Layer from Art Impressions vintage collection.
     I spent many a day in my grandmothers kitchen while she whipped up cakes and all kinds of goodies.  She made sure I was there when she made a pound cake so I could lick the bowl.  This image brings back some great memories.  You can find it at

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Stamping Bella Sneak Peek #4

     Em decided to sneak peek some new Stamping Bella Bedelia images today so I'm sharing mine.  This is Bedelia and Betsy go for a walk.  Don't you love them!
     I used some blending solution on a cloth to give their fur some texture.

Copics Used:
bunnies E31, E33, E35, R20, R22
flowers R22, R30
butterfly Y13, Y17
grass YG03, YG93, YG95

     My daughter is about to turn 24.  This will be her birthday card.

     Keep tuning into Blogabella for more new release sneak peeks.  February 9th is the big day.  Are you making your list?
     Be blessed!

Paper--American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Neopolitan", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Bedelia and Betsy go for a walk"
Ink--Tattered Rose Distress ink
Tools--Memory Box Fabulous Phlox dies, Verve Flag It die set
Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls

You're Vintage

     Another one of the new vintage series from Art Impressions.  This one is called You're Vintage.  You can find it at
     I did my best to match her dress to the lovely roses.  I think the papers are My Mind's Eye.  The dark cardstock is a bittersweet chocolate color not black.

     Have a blessed new week!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Queen

     I was honored to be asked to create some cards with some of the brand new Vintage releases from Art Impressions.  They aren't available in the AI store yet, but you can find them at
     My first share is made with The Queen.  She's got quite the attitude shining through doesn't she.  LOL

     I have three more to share with you from this cool new line.  Sorry I didn't keep track of the supplies when I was making this, but the papers are some old K & Company.
     Be blessed!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Matilda's swing

     Have you been enjoying the Stamping Bella sneakie peeks this week.  Lots more to come so make sure you keeping checking in at Blogabella so you don't miss anything.
     It's Bellarific Friday so today I am sharing the card I made for last weeks challenge.  It was a sketchy poo.

     I've used the adorable Matilda on her swing.  She's colored with Copics and I added some white gel pen dots to her hat.  This set also includes a stamp of grass that you can use underneath the swing.  Super cute!  I hated to have her just hanging there so I added a tree branch and some leaves with die cuts.  I finished the card up with a vellum sentiment embossed in Liquid Platinum.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair Y11, Y21, YR23
clothing BG11, BG13, E93, E95, E97
swing E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
shading W1, B0000

     The new challenge being offered today is....Valentines!!!  Use any in-store Stamping Bella stamp to create something Valentiney and mail it 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.  Don't forget that Gracie is our January Stamp of the month and if you want her at 20% off you'd better hurry.
     You can check out all the inspiration from my sistah's and the SB Sistahood over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Matilda on her swing"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Tim Holtz ruler and pick tool, Memory Box Woodland Branch and Tender Leaves dies, Nestabilities Classic Ovals die, EK Success corner rounder
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder