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.


     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

Friday, October 24, 2014

You mean the world


It's time for more Stamping Bella fun!  This week we had the challenge of using this sketch.


     I've used Lulu Loves Poppies for my card.  I just love the Lulu's.  I fussy cut her and added her in front of the circular panels where I stamped the sentiment.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
dress and shoes BG72, YG93
poppies R43, R46, R59, Y19

     So since it's Bellarific Friday there's a new challenge up on Blogabella as well as all the wonderful creations by my Bellababe sisters.  Em wants to see Buttons and Bows so break out something from the current offerings in the Stamping Bella store, create something, and mail it to Em before next Friday.  That puts you in the drawing for the monthly $50.00 voucher prize.  Trust me, I just got my last order from SB in the mail and it was like Christmas came early.  In case you didn't know, Em is now shipping out of the US so the shipping rates are better and so is the service time.
     Have a blessed Friday!

Supplies:
Paper--Hampton Arts Ki Autumn Flowers, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lulu loves Poppies", sentiment from Verve "Take Note"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Copic Multiliner pen
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Paper Studio pearls, Celebrate It ribbon, Yellow Stickles, Stampendous white embossing powder

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cupcake Birthday


     Thanks so much to all of you who played along with our Amanda challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil last time AND to those of you who purchased the stamp in her honor.
     This week we have a theme of Pearls and Lace.  Super easy cause we all have those in our stash.  For my card I've used Birthday Fairy Lee.  I went a bit crazy with the pearls.  hee hee


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E42, E43, E47
clothing/shoes BG10, BG11, BG53, BG57, BG72, E11, E15, E71, E74, E79
wings B0000, B000, B00
cupcake G40, G43, Y11, YR21, YR23, E31, E33, E35, E50, E74

     I actually managed to get a picture where you can see the Wink of Stella.  It's so pretty.


     There's a $5.00 gift voucher up for grabs at Mo's store for the challenge winner.  mo is steadily adding new images to the store so you won't have a hard time finding something.  Come play along!
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Hampton Arts Ki Memories "Vintage Charm", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Birthday Fairy Lee", sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "A Little Treat"
Ink--Versamark
Tools--MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops die, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1, My Craft Spot Small Alphabet dies
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio and Recollections pearls, Ranger Black embossing powder, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, lace from my stash, Yellow Stickles

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pie anyone?


     Ah fall.  The temperatures have finally gotten comfortable here.  It's just a shame that just about everything is brown and crunchy.  It is a wonderful time for yummy cooking though.  Just take a look at these pies.  The image is Lulu's Two Pies from Stamping Bella.  Did ya go shopping in the new store? Did ya? Did ya?  I did and am waiting on pins and needles to get all my new stamps.
     Today's card was made using the inspiration photo Em posted for last weeks challenge.


     I think the Lulu stamps have such sweet faces.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
dress and shoes R35, R37, R39. Y19, YG03
bow and sash E93, E95, E97, E08, E19
oven mitts BG57, BG70, BG72
pies YG03, YG95, E31, E33, E35, E50

     The new challenge is this fun sketch.


     Come join in the fun with a current (check the website) Stamping Bella image and the sketch.  Mail your project to Em by next Thursday and you will be included in the monthly drawing for a $50.00 gift voucher to the Stamping Bella store.  Pop over the the revamped SB blog to see what my team mates have created.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lulu's Two Pies"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold Distress inks
Tools--Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Cuttlebug Leaves die
Miscellaneous--My Craft Spot jute twine, button from my stash, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Out on the town


     This fun witch from Art Impressions Stamps was in the new batch of stamps I was sent to Guest Design with.  The set is called "Girl's Night Out".  I don't celebrate Halloween, but I pulled out my one and only Halloween paper pad to find some papers for witchy poo.  I thought the one with the creepy moon print would be perfect behind her.


Copics Used:
skin G40, G43, G46
hair V12, V15, V17
cloak/hat N3, N5, N7, N9
dress/shoes W1, W3, W5
broom E31, E35, E37, YR20, YR21, YR23
shadowing BV20, Y11

     Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Creative Card Crew--black cardstock
MarkerPop--Halloween
Amusing Challenge--Halloween
Sketch Saturday--sketch

     Have a blessed Wednesday!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions Stamps "Girl's Night Out"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Cricles dies
Miscellaneous--Ranger Black embossing powder

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monkeyin' around


     How about a little cuteness to start off the week.  This is the last of the Zoo Babies stamps from Art Impressions.  This one is called "Bananas".  I can just see the wheels in his head spinning around with mischief.  hee hee
     I gave my blog a little facelift for fall.  Pared it down a bit so hopefully it's a little less cluttered
     We're about to get hit with some pretty bad weather along with a lot of the rest of the states in the central time zone.  Stay safe if you're in the path.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Zoo Babies Bananas set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics Used:
monkey  E00, E11, E71, E74, E79
bow V01, V12, V93, V95, V99
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Curved Stitched Border die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Stampendous white embossing powder, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's here! The NEW Stamping Bella release and website!!!


     Today is a HUGE day for Stamping Bella.  There's a brand new website AND a TON of brand new rubbah.  This release is amazing!  There are new Townies, Seniorita's, Mo  Manning, and MORE!  I've already got a list a mile long.  Emily has created a brand new website too that's super easy to navigate AND she's now shipping from the US.  That's an awesome plus for us in the states.  Free shipping on orders over $50.00!  WOOHOO!
     This first card is made with one of the new Townie releases, Rebecca Loves to Read.  This is soooo me, except for the skinny part.  LOL


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13
hair E23
pajamas R81, R83, R85
pillows R81, R85. E93, E95, E97, G40, G43, G46, E74

     I finished off the inside with the accompanying sentiment.


Now it is Bellarific Friday so here is the card I made with last week's challenge sketch.

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     I've used Faith the Fairy for my card.


     I'm not too sure about the yellow outline????


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair Y21, YR23, E33, E35
dress BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, R22, R24, R27

     I sure hope you take some time to go check out all the new goodies and website.  I promise you won't be disappointed.
     The new challenge is this wonderful inspiration photo.


     All you need to do to play along is create something using any Stamping Bella image and inspiration from this photo.  Take a pic of your project and email it to Em by next Thursday.  Some lucky somebody will win some SB goodness.
      Have a blessed weekend!

Card #1 Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Rebecca loves to read
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Stardust Stickles, rhinestones from my stash

Card #2 Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Ooh La La for Her", Recollections, The Paper Studio Vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy", sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop "New Day"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Sakura gold and Clear gel pens
Tools--
Miscellaneous--Star Dust Stickles, Prima flower, Paper Studio brad, Ranger Silver embossing powder

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Amanda and her cats


     Today is a very special day at Mo's Digital Pencil.   We are all still reeling from the loss of our sweet Amanda Reed.  As a tribute to her, this fortnight's challenge is dedicated to the memory of Amanda, a talented and kind soul who left us far too soon.
     Because Amanda loved cats, and because we all loved Amanda, Mo has created this very special image called "Amanda"! You can find her in Mo's store beginning today!
     Mo will be selling the new "Amanda" image for just $1.00....with all proceeds being donated in Amanda Reed's name to an animal shelter near where Amanda lived::
     We hope you'll help us honor Amanda's memory...pick up this darling image...support a good cause...and join us for this fortnight's very special challenge!
     I haven't felt like making a frou frou card in a while, but I pulled out all the stops for my dear friend.  I miss her.  She loved butterflies and was famous for using glitter nail polish to color things on her cards.  LOL  I don't know anyone else who does that.  She had just lost her cat Wimbly and had brought home a new kitten from the shelter named Ellie.  I can just picture her sitting on the floor like this trying to decide which one to bring home.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E33, E35, YR23, Y21
clothing R11, R20, R22, C00, C2
kittens E93, E95, E97, W1, W3, W5, N3, N5, N7
yarn B0000, B00, B02
shading E40, E41, E42, E43

     I think Mo did an amazing job on the image and I hope you think so too.
     Be blessed, tell your friends and family you love them.  We're not promised tomorrow.

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart--Be Happy", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio Vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Amanda", sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop "Positive Thoughts"
Ink--Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Impression Obsession butterflies die, Simon Says Stamp string of hearts die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--ribbon and lace from my stash, Recollections pearls, Star Dust Stickles, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dream Big Ellie


     I have another Art Impressions Zoo Babies stamp to share with you today.  This one is called "Dream Big" and I pulled out my Distress inks and watercolor paper for a little variety.  I made a bit of a duh boo boo on this card.  You haven't been able to see it in any of my Zoo Baby cards, but I gave each of their bows a nice coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.  I wasn't thinking about the wet pen diluting my Distress ink. So... my shading on the bow kind of went everywhere.  LOL  Isn't this the sweetest little ellie you ever saw.
     It's a brand new week and I hope it's a wonderful one for you.
     Be Blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Portabello Road", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Strathmore 14 lb. coldpress watercolor paper
Stamps--Art Impressions "Zoo Babies--Dream Big set"
Ink--Stazon Jet Black, Pumice Stone, Worn Lipstick, and Stormy Sky Distress inks
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1, Impression Obsession butterfly dies, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips, Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry doily die
Miscellaneous--sequins from my stash, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The decision


Oh how I would love to be able to eat all those goodies and still look like her.  LOL  I have a card for you today showcasing one of the brand new Stamping Bella rubbah releases that are being sneak peeked.  Have you made your list yet for when the Stamping Bella store re-opens.  Boy have I!
This stamp is called "Chandler makes a choice".  Which one do you think she'll choose?  I think I'd go for the one right in front of her.  I adorrrre cake!
Her dress is covered in Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen and looks so amazing IRL.


     Here's the inside of the card.  Yep, I actually completed the whole thing.  LOL


     Have a fantastic weekend!  I'm going to a craft festival and a wedding.  WOOHOO!
     Be blessed!


Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Market Street", Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Chandler Makes A Choice"
Ink--Copics, Sakura white and gold gel pens, Copic multiliner pen
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, My Craft Spot jute twine, button from my stash

Friday, October 3, 2014

Let's cut a rug


     Welcome to Bellarific Friday!  I've got some Stamping Bella fun going on with this crazy koala who likes to get down.  The image is called Twirl and I LOVE it!
     Our last challenge was 1 image, 2 embellishments, and 3 papers, and this is what I came up with.  Doen'ts she make you want to get up and move?   LOL


Copics Used:
koala W1, W3, W5, E000, E00, E93, N3, N5, N7
clothing R11, R21, R22, C00. C2
grounding E40, E42, E43

     Now Twirl can be found in the Stamping Bella store, but not right now.  The store site is down as Em makes the big move to her brand new website.  It will be up and running in time for you to grab all those amazing new release stamps she has been sneak peeking this past week or so though so get ready to go shopping!
     The new challenge is a sketch. 


Have a great weekend and be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart--Be Happy", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Twirl"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Miscellaneous--sequins from my stash