Friday, June 12, 2015

The greatest love story

     Happy Bellarific Friday everyone!  Boy are my weeks just flying by.  I'm the director for our Vacation Bible School  at church this year so I'm up to my ears in preparations for that and whoever tells you that raising puppies in easy is a flat out liar.  LOL  Those two keep me hopping.  I'll share some new pics soon.  They've already grown so much.
     So.....last weeks challenge was to create a Stamping Bella project that was "anything but a card".  I love the Flower Garden stamp AND I love Distress inks.  For my bookmark I used one of the Simon Says Stamp Large Tag dies and elongated it by letting it hang off the cutting plate so I could make it long enough for the stamp.  I used watercolor paper and stamped the images with Versamark, embossing with SSS white embossing powder.
     I pulled out several Distress inks to color the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set.  Since I'm using the bookmark in my Bible I thought the words were so VERY appropriate for the greatest love story ever.

     Next weeks 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!

Paper--Strathmore watercolor paper
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Flower Garden", sentiment from Flourishes "Wild Roses" (company no longer in business)
Ink--Versamark; Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint Distress inks, Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Large Tag die, Making Memories eyelet setter
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, lace and tassel from Michaels


  1. This is so lovely! I think I need to get that stamp... :)

  2. This is such a delicate and beautifully water-coloured stamp Tracy. It makes a perfect bookmark.

  3. Oh this is stunning Tracy ... I love the colours!! Sounds like you really are having a busy time ... Enjoy your weekend and try to get some "me" time in!

  4. This tag is stunning. Such beautiful colors.

  5. So beautiful! I love the white embossing and the coloring is gorgeous! Would love to see your puppies. We were thinking of letting Sadie have some, but maybe I should rethink that? Hugs

  6. A beautiful bookmark. Very romantic and I like the flower stamp you used. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Marlies

  7. This is gorgeous Tracy. I love the flowers and you have coloured the so beautifully.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Beautiful bookmark. Puppies??? Peeeeez, hurry and post pics of those fur babies! Can't wait to see them. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Geri N

  9. Beautiful bookmark!
    Enjoy the weekend:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  10. Beautiful Tracey . A really amazing bookmark x

  11. Such a beautiful bookmark, Tracy! I use dozens, seriously, so I'm am expert, LOL! This is GORGEOUS!

  12. Is there anything you can't This is so pretty. How lovely to have this in your Bible as your bookmark. Wonderful..Hugs, joann

  13. OH, that is SO gorgeous, Tracy! Everything about this is just jaw droppingly beautiful! Love the verse and love the flowers and tassel, and your Distress coloring is phenomenal!

  14. OMGosh such a beautiful tag! Love this.

  15. Oh, Tracy, this is a beautiful bookmark, and I love where it is placed...a very special book! What a beautiful floral stamp, and your Distress Ink watercoloring is beautiful! And...ooh! I have this retired Flourishes stamp set. Just love that sentiment, and it's perfect for this bookmark. Been praying for you with VBS and trust that you are all having a blast! And, yes, your furry babes are a lot of work...can't wait to see photos! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for sharing this really great bookmark!

  16. So, SO pretty, Tracy! Really love the white embossed edges! So soft and utterly delish!


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