Friday, May 29, 2015

Tea for two


      This weeks challenge from Stamping Bella was Anything Goes and I have some Bella cuteness to share with you.  I pulled out my Prismas to color up Maisy and Madeline have some tea.  Aren't they so sweet!


I used the sentiment that goes with them on the inside of the card.


     Next weeks challenge is also Anything Goes so come play along.
     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.
     
     Do what the card says and enjoy the little things.
     Hugs!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Bramble Rose", Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Maisy and Madeline have some tea"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Wink of Stella Glitter pen, Sakura Clear Star gel pen
Tools--Bow Easy, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border die
Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, Celebrate It ribbon, Yellow Stickles

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hugs and kisses


     Today I am sharing another stamp from the brand new Sweet Occasions collection from Purple Onion Designs.  This adorable little mouse is called Heartfelt.
     I stamped him in Memento London Fog ink for a kind of faux no line coloring look.  I stamped him onto a tag I cut with my new SSS Large tags die.


Copics Used:
mouse W1, W3, W5, E02, R20, R22
heart R35, R37, R39, R43
stockings R20

     You can find this little sweetie in the Purple Onion Designs store.
     Happy Thursday!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste--Flair", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Heartfelt"
Ink--Memento London Fog
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Large Tag dies
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Offray ribbon, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scout's Honor


Hope you've been enjoying the new release sneaky peeks from Stamping Bella this week.  I have another one to share with you today.  This is Scout's Honor.  Bet he wins all the merit badges with ease.


Copics Used:
Scout  E31, E33, E35, E39, E51
clothing B93, B95, B97, B99, R35, R37, R39
shoes N3, N5, N7
bedroll G94, G99, YG99
backpack E25, E27

The inside with the matching sentiment.


     Stay tune for more reveals here and check the Blogabella blog too.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Awesome", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Scout's Honor"
Tools--Crop-a-dile
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Kraft Outlet Twill tape, We R Memory Keepers large eyelet

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spoiled


     It's been a LONG time since I've made a frou frou card, but just look at that face.  Could I do anything but?   The image is Mo Manning's Spoiled which you can find in Mo's store and now.....in RUBBER! from Stamping Bella.  She's part of the big new release from SB that we're sneaky peeking this week.
     I broke out LOTS of dies for her.  The flower petals were accented with Distress ink.  I colored the foliage with Copics and the butterflies were layered on vellum and then given a dab of paint for their bodies.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E21, E23, E25
dress E40, E41, E42, E43, E01, E02, E95
flower centers Y00
leaves G12, G40

     You should be able to purchase Spoiled in the Stamping Bella store on June 1st.
     Hope you have an awesome day!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Howdy Doody", Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Pampered"
Ink--Frayed Burlap and Victorian Velvet Distress inks
Tools--Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die, Memory Box Fabulous Phlox dies, Impression Obsession Butterfly dies, Poppystamps Lovely Tendril die
Miscellaneous--Recollection and Paper Studio pearls, Hobby Lobby lace trim, Scribbles White Mist 3-D paint

Monday, May 25, 2015

Flippin awesome


Sharing a fun card today using Flippin' from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Wish I was this talented.  LOL


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E23, E25
clothing R35, R37, R43, B93, B95, B97, Y17, Y38, YG95, YG03, C00, C2, C4, W1
fry pan B95, B97, C00, C2, C4, N7
spatula N7, N1, N3
pancake E21, E51

Here's the inside with the accompanying sentiment.


     We still have our "Anything Goes" or "Teenz Only" challenge going on at the blog and don't forget to pop into the Clubhouse blog everyday for some inspiration from the DT.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dilly Dally", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Flippin'"
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp, button from my stash

If you're happy and you know it


     We have another day of reveals for you from the brand new Purple Onion Designs Sweet Occasions collection.  For my card I've used Happy and the Heart Balloons.  I pulled out my Distress inks to color this one.


     Make sure you pop over to the blog to see what my amazing team mates have created.  The stamps will be available for purchase today in the store.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Water color paper, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "
Ink--Memento Rich Cocoa; Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, and Weathered Wood Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh sequins, sequins from my stash

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Born to be pampered


Here's another wonderful image from Mo Manning that's being released in rubber from Stamping Bella.  This little cutie is called Pampered.  Like all the other amazing stamps in this release, she will be available June 1st.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
towel BG10, BG11, BG13, BG23, BG32
cucumber slicesYG11, YG97
polish R24

     Imagine what she'll be like when she gets bigger!  LOL  Keeping checking Blogabella for more release sneak peeks.  There are tons of new stamps.
     Have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Rosy", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Pampered"
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag, Bow Easy, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, Paper Studio pearls, Glossy Accents, Liquid Applique

Friday, May 22, 2015

The cat's meow


     What do you think?  Does Smarty Cat seems to fit his name?  LOL  I sure think so.  This fun little kitty from Stamping Bella is gracing the front of the card I made for last weeks sketch challenge.


I just love his fun furry face.  I added a little Glossy Accents to his specs.


Copics Used:
cat W3, B00, B0000, BV31, R20, R22, E93
shadowing W1, W3, W5

     Our next two challenges will be Anything Goes.  Em was supposed to take a little trip so we had to do a bit of rearranging when she decided not to.
     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 "Nostalgia", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Smarty Cat", sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Artful Flowers"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tools--EK Success corner rounder, Simon Says Stamp Hello die
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Birds and the Bees and happy news


     Hello sweet friends!  Today I have some happy news to share with you.  I have been a fan of the adorable Stacey Yacula images from Purple Onion Designs for quite a while.  They're whimsical and sweet and super fun to design with.
     Recently I was contacted by the owner of POD, Michele, and asked if I would like to do some guest designing with her upcoming stamp release. You betcha I did!!!  Then to sweeten the deal she asked if I would like to join the DT.  YES!!!!! (insert fist pump here)  I'm so excited to be designing with these fantastic stamps.
     So today and Monday the DT is going to be introducing you to the new stamps.  Make sure you pop over to the Purple Onion Designs blog because there are going to be several wonderful giveaways both there and on some of the DT blogs for this new release.  And I mean wonderful!---like the entire release wonderful---YOWZA!  The giveaways will run through 12:00 AM EST Sunday and the winners will be announced shortly afterwards.


     So today I have a couple of cards to share with you using the brand new soon to be available release.  My first card uses the sweet little bees from the "Bee Mine" set.


Copics Used:
bees N3, N5, N7, Y11, Y13, Y35
wings B0000, B00, BV31
hearts R35

     Next I have a card made with "Sunny" the bird and the "Confetti" stamp.


     Such a sweet little tweet.


Copics Used:
confetti BG72, YG17, Y11, YR21, YR24
bird B0000, B000, B93, B95, B97, R20, R22, R27, Y11, YR21, YR24
party hat E95, E97, E08, YG17

     I hope you enjoyed the cards and I hope you'll enjoy coming back to see more of my creations for Purple Onion Designs.


     Don't forget to go get in on those great giveaways.
     Be blessed!

Supplies for card #1:
Paper--Crate Paper "On Trend", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Bee Mine"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Brders 2, Verve Flag It, Quickutz Nesting Circles, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon

Supplies for card #2:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Hall Pass", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Sunny"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Quickutz Nesting Circles, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--button from my stash

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rhett and Scarlet


     I thought I'd show you a couple of the reasons I've been so busy this past week.  A few months back I had told you that we were going to be keeping  a stray dog.  He was some kind of Mastiff or something like that and was 100% muscle.  He had obviously been a house dog since all you had to do was crack the door and he wanted in, WHICH he managed to accomplish by using all that muscle to bust the door open.  Then he proceeded to make himself at home on my couch.  Not!!!  So he had to go and let me tell you getting him out of the house took a lot of muscle too.  I've got the claw marks in my wood floor to prove it.  LOL
     So now I want you to meet Rhett and Scarlet.  My daughter was bound and determined to have another doggie to love....and she didn't want it to be lonely of course.  LOL  So.........when our friend at church told us his lab was pregnant she put her dibs on two pups.  Of course she has a soft spot for the runts and Rhett was the only chocolate puppy so he was a sealed deal.  He's so mellow and sweet.  Scarlet as you can see by the second photo is twice as big and loaded with energy.  Both are cuddlers and love to go to sleep in your lap.


     So on the three days that my daughter works I get to babysit.  They're actually very good babies except when they're hungry.  LOL  Then they want to protest...LOUDLY.
     I know these pics aren't that great.  I took them with my phone and obviously sleep mode is the only time I could get them still for photos.  I'll try to get some better ones.
     Be blessed!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tiny Blossom


You can't imagine how excited I get when Emily tells me that there is going to be a new release from Stamping Bella.  You are going to LOVE the new stamps!  Now Stamping Bella is famous for the Uptown Girls.  You can hop over to the blog to read Em's explanation for the creation of these amazing images AND why she decided to introduce the new Tiny Townies.  I've used Tiny Blossom on my card today.  Isn't she absolutely precious!


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
hair E21, E23, E25, E29
clothing BG10, BG11, BG72, Y17, YG95, R24
balloons R20, R22, R24, YG03, YG93, YG95, BG10, BG11, BG72

Here's her accompanying sentiment on the card inside.


     You really should hop over to Blogabella and see what a couple of my team mates have done with Tiny Blossom and make sure to tune in every day for lots more sneak peeks of this amazing new release.  The stamps will be for sale on June 1st so start making your list.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Autumn Flowers", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Tiny Blossom"
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows and Clouds and Small Sunshine dies
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Yellow and Star Dust Stickles

Monday, May 18, 2015

Star Girl


     Happy Monday everyone!  Today I have a little Mo's Digital Pencil goodness to share with you.  This is Reach Star Girl.
     For my card I started by using two Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame.  I then took the inside piece and taped it down to my craft mat so that the tape was along the dotted lines creating a small white border.  Then the fun began.  Out came the Distress inks and a mister.  After the background dried I used some more Distress ink mixed with embossing paste to stencil the star background.  After they dried I covered them in Wink of Stella and some Stickles for the big star.  Then I just had to pop the fussy cut image on top.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E51, E53, E55, E57
jammies R20, R22, R24
cape V01, V12, V17
moon Y08, Y11, Y15

     Here's the inside with the accompanying sentiment.


     Don't forget we still have our challenge going over at the challenge blog.  Anything goes with a Mo image OR our optional Teenz Only theme.
     Have a fantastic week!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Reach for the Stars" from Mo Manning
Ink--Copics, Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, and Tumbled Glass Distress inks, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Memory Box Starry Night stencil
Miscellaneous--Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Yellow Stickles

Friday, May 15, 2015

Call me


     Hello Stamping Bella lovers!  I'm a bit late posting this today.  Call me crazy but I decided to paint my kitchen.  LOL
     Last weeks challenge was..."One layer wonder" and I've used the adorable Lulu's Morning Fix for my card.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
dress V01, V12, V17, R22, R27, Y35, YR68, G94
cup Y11, Y32, Y35, E71, E74
shadowing E40, E42, E43

Next week's 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--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lulu's Morning Fix"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx

Monday, May 11, 2015

Chatting


     Have you joined in the new challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil yet?  We have our "Anything Goes with a Mo image" theme as well as an optional theme of  "For Teenz Only".  I made this card using "Cara Chatting" for a young lady at church.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hairY11, Y21, E31
clothing R81, R83, R85, B93, B95, B97, E31, E33, E50
bags E23, E25, E29, E31, E33, E35
boots E71, E74, E79

     We'd love to have you play along.  If you haven't heard yet, we're having a DT call at Mo's.  If you'd like to try out you can check out all the call details here.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dolled Up", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Cara Chatting", sentiment from Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Lil' Inker Stitched Sentiment die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles, EK Success Retro flower punches, Poppy Stamps Lovely Tendril die
Miscellaneous:  Paper Studio pearls