Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ballerinas, Buttons, and Bows



I had to take a second look at this adorable trio! They're so sweet. I can't decide if I like them more in pastels or in pink and brown. Luckily, I don't have to choose! Hope you're doing well today!

Digital Image: Ballerinas by Chichiboulie
Papers: PTI Melon Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, and SS white
Accessories: PTI ribbon, Copics, nestabilities, CB embossing folder, PTI button

Hope

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pretty in Plum

Here's another lovely dress stamp in the series by Chichiboulie. This is one of her new digital images, isn't it sweet?

Digital Image: Wedding Dress by Chichiboulie
Papers: SU Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, dp, PTI SS white
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, SU punches, SU flowers, Stamping Bella bling, pop dots

Hope

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Three Lovely Girls


Now, who can resist these cuties? I think they're adorable! And, this is great fun, Chichiboulie has made them available in separate images too! This fun paper from Stampin' Up gave me my color scheme, but I can see them in pastels too. Gretchen has done something really grand with these images. She has arranged the file so that more the images print multiple times on the page. I love that because you don't get one image right in the middle of the page. It's a real paper saver! Of course, stampers love cardstock scraps, but this just feels less wasteful to me.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Digital Image: Three Ballerinas by Chichiboulie
Papers: SU Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, dp, PTI SS White
Accessories: Copics, SU ribbon, misc. button, pop dots

Hope

Monday, October 5, 2009

Perfect for a Party

Happy...Monday? :P

Here's a second image from Chichiboulie's new printable line. Isn't it adorable?! I love dress stamps, they make such versatile images. This one would be so cute for a birthday card or to welcome a new baby girl, just darling!

Digital Image: Girl's Dress by Chichiboulie
Papers: SU Green Galore, PTI Raspberry Tart, SS white
Accessories: Copics, Primas, nestabilities, Stamping Bella bling, CB embossing folder, misc. ribbon

Hope

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Images to Love

Long time no see! I have a great reason for coming back now, can't you tell? My sweet friend, Gretchen Jackub Fabre has begun a new undertaking and, when she asked me to help her, I jumped at the chance! Oh, silly me, you all know and love Gretchen already! She's Chichiboulie! But, have you checked out her site lately? Gretchen is now carrying a line of "printables" that we stampers are going to have to have. This is one of the first ones I have worked with, "Anabel's Ice Cream", but there are several posted now and Gretchen promises more to come. Take a look! The images are digital (no shipping charges, easy to store, quick to download).

I'm happy to say that Gretchen sent me several images, so I'll be back with a couple more cards, but don't wait on me. See what you think!

Stamp: Anabel's Ice Cream by Chichiboulie
Paper: SU Ballet Blue, Gable Green, Real Red; PTI SS White and Summer Sunrise
Accessories: Copics, SU ribbon, misc. dp, pop dots, nestabilities

Hope

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Blast From the Past


Do you love this new stamp?? I grew up on sitcoms--Bewitched, Gilligan's Island, the Brady Bunch...my first album was by the Partridge Family. When I saw this image, I couldn't stand it! Too cute!

Stamps: Bewitchedattytude by Tiddy Inks for Stamping Bella, sentiment by Stamping Bella
Papers: SU Lovely Lilac, Brilliant Blue, PTI SS White, misc. dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, SU Ribbon, Stamping Bella dots, pop dots

Hope

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Friend to the End

Oh, such an adorable turtle carrying such a bright message. I had to put him on bright colors! The finishing touch is the Stamping Bella bonbon in the center of his flower, love those bonbons!

Hope you've had a great weekend! We spent the day with my nieces yesterday and I even got to play Barbies for a while. What fun! We were watching High School Musical and playing Barbies. It's a good thing I never had any kids, I'd be playing all the time! Oh, wait, I guess stamping is playing, isn't it? ;)

Have a great week!

Hope

Stamp: Whipper Snapper Turtle, PTI Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: SU YoYo Yellow, Real Red, PTI SS white, Doublesided dp
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, SU punches, Stamping Bella bonbon, SU ribbon, pop dots

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Happy Wednesday! I had a special occasion for this week's challenge card which makes it even more fun to make. Last week, I bought tickets to take my ten year-old niece to see Hannah Montana in concert when she comes to Greensboro, NC in November. I'm really excited and hope that she is too. I made this card to give her to let her know we're going. My last concert was an Amy Grant show in the mid-90's so I'm a little out of practice when it comes to concerts, but I think it will be great fun to take Helen to see a singer she enjoys so much. A good friend of mine suggested that, to really be "cool Aunt Hopey," I will have to dress like Hannah Montana before the concert. I think I will compromise and get a mullet like Billy Ray instead! Ha!

I had a nice surprise when I opened my mailbox yesterday. There was a Take Ten, Autumn edition, magazine there. Well, I knew right away that I must have a card published inside because I don't subscribe to Take Ten anymore, although I do subscribe to Stamper's Sampler. So, as you can imagine, I stood right in the street flipping the pages until I found my Turtle Tots card on page 73. What fun! Then, that night, I was reading the magazine before I went to sleep and was shocked to see that all three cards on page 106 were Stamping Bella teacup cards that I made! Wow! My name was at the top of the page and everything. I'm glad I didn't see that when I was standing in the street, there's no telling what I would have done! LOL!

Stamps: RockaBella and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Papers: SU Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, dp, and PTI SS White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, SU punches, Stamping Bella glitter dots, pop dots

Hope

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cookie Love

And...it's almost Friday! Is it bad to live for Fridays? Lately, things have been so crazy that I just find myself holding on for the weekends sometimes. I have to work on that.

Anyway, hopefully you're here to see a card! Here's one! Vicki challenged us to use two of our favorite things on a card. I used doublesided dp and paper piercing. Oh, and cookies, of course! LOL! Have a great Thursday!

Stamp: Cookie Love by Stamping Bella
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Papers: SU Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, misc. doublesided dp, and PTI SS White
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, piercing kit, Stamping Bella bling, Smooch, pop dots

Hope

Saturday, August 1, 2009

CASEing Jenn


This month's Bella's Favorite Stamper is Jenn Diaz, congratulations, Jenn! I chose this card from Jenn's gallery to CASE. Her card was so beautiful that I couldn't bear to change much. Jenn's cards are just awesome!

Stamp: Gratty-tude by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Papers: SU Kraft, dp, and PTI SS White
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, primas, brad, pop dots, precut scallop strips

Hope

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I want to be a Cowgirl

I took a lot of liberties with Jamie's sketch this week, but I really needed a card with GiddyupaBella and this is what I came up with. My niece loves horses and she is going to camp next week, so I'll be sending this to her. I hope she likes it.

Stamp: GiddyupaBella by Stamping Bella
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, PTI Summer Sunrise
Papers: PTI Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, and SS white, misc. dp
Accessories: PTI ribbon, copics, nestabilities, stamping bella dots, pop dots

Hope

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Monster Bash!

Helllooo! Did I scare you?! :)

I have such a hard time making a card for a boy, but I needed one this week, so I gave it a good shot. I combined it with this month's twisted challenge, to make a card with a Bit of Bling! For my bling, I painted the details of the image with Smooch and then added a row of Stamping Bella glitter dots. I hope he likes it!

Stamp: Monster Bash by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: SU Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, dp, and PTI SS White
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, SU ribbon, Smooch, cb embossing folder, pop dots

Hope

Monday, July 13, 2009

For the Birds!


Hello! What a fun image, huh? My sweet nieces will be going to camp soon so we try to send them lots of mail. I think one of them is sure to get a kick out of this cutie from Whipper Snapper Designs. I had a lot of fun coloring this!

Stamp: Whipper Snapper Designs, PTI greetings, SU Backgrounds
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: SU Ballet Blue, Gable Green, PTI SS White, and misc. dp
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, SU punches, CB embossing folder, pop dots, Pebbles ribbon

Hope

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Show Me Your Bliss


Welcome to my blog! I hope you're having a great week and that you're enjoying your summer! I haven't been able to find enough time for stamping, but things are going so well here!

Vicki challenged us to make a card that shows our bliss. I think she was looking for a hobby or pasttime that brings us joy, but I kept coming back to this image. It really is one of my very favorite stamps and I just loved the idea of pairing it with this new Basic Gray paper. What's my "bliss"? Home! Whether I'm stamping, reading, playing on my computer, spending time with my family, working in my yard, etc., I just love to be home. And, even better, I love to be in my pajamas and robe with a pretty quilt! this card does it for me! So, what's your bliss? :)

Stamp: Alexis' Bad Hair Day by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: SU Brilliant Blue, PTI SS White, and Basic Gray dp
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, primas, and adhesive pearls

Hope

Saturday, July 4, 2009

CASEing Tracy


Today's favorite stamper is Tracy Cornhill. Congratulations, Tracy! I chose this card to CASE. I love the new papers from Basic Gray, they go together beautifully.

Hope everyone is having a great Fourth! We're headed to my parents' house for hot dogs and watermelon--what fun! Stay safe and enjoy your families!

Stamp: Teacup flowers by Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: SU Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, PTI SS White, and Basic Gray Lemonade dp
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, Marvy punch, PTI buttons, pop dots, Smooch

Hope

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Girl

Here's a colorful, summery card for the Summer-themed Challenge that Sparkle is hosting on the SCS Bella Forum today. I wanted to use all colors of ribbon so I just started tying little scrap pieces onto a piece of blue and then stapled it into a strip of dp. It kind of reminds me of those streamers of flags you see at swim meets. Hope you're having a great summer!

Stamp: I Wish I Looked So Good On a Bike a Bella by Stamping Bella
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Papers: SU Baja Breeze, PTI SS White, and Cosmo Cricket doublesided dp
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, Spica markers, SU ribbons, staples

Hope

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hopping By After a Big Day!

Oh, can it be that it's almost Monday again?! The weekend has, as always, just flown by. But, today was a great day because I went to Raleigh to take a Copic certification class with Sally Lynn MacDonald. I learned a lot and found out that I knew some things too, what fun! I am more in love with my Copics than I was before I left, uh-oh! Did you know that there are 12 new colors coming out soon? They will be soft pales and so pretty, so I hear.

I met such nice folks today at the class. I think the owner of every stamp store in NC and was there and many in SC too. There were also so many wonderful new SCS friends and design team members. I sat next to Nancy and Dawn, click on their names to check out their blogs. I really enjoyed the day!

Stamp: Whipper Snapper Designs
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: PTI Ripe Avacado, Melon Berry, and SS White; Wild Asparagus dp
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, PTI ribbon, stapler, PTI buttons

Hope

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birthday Bash Post

I'm so thrilled that you're here! If you've come as part of the Blog Hop, please scroll down to see my Blog Hop entry. Tonight, Em's birthday party continued in the SCS forum. Shannan had a sketch challenge for us, isn't it fun? I used the new SU colors, love them!

Sparkle honored Em's youngness (37, that is crazy young!) by challenging us to make a card with 3 embellishments and 7 pieces of paper, get it? 3-7? Love the challenge, Sparkle! Here's my card!

Sketch Challenge Card:
Stamps: I-Can't-See-a-Thing-a-Bella and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Papers: SU Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Razzleberry Lemonade dp
Accessories: copics, corner rounder, paper piercing kit, SU punch, CB embossing folder, Smooch


3-7 card:
Stamp: Content to be a Bella by Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU More Mustard, Basic Black, PTI SS White, misc. dp
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, Stamping Bella dots, pop dots

Have a great Friday!

Hope

It's a Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday to Emily, the Queen Bella! We're starting today's celebration with a Blog Hop. If you have come here first, you'll want to go to Em's Blog and start from the beginning. But, I am so glad you've stopped by! Before we get to my blog project, take a peek at Em's fun birthday card. Christy, aka Tiddly Inks, drew this special image just for Em's birthday, isn't it the best? We need a stamp of this image, Em! Hint, Hint!


And, here's my blog project. I used Tiddly Inks' adorable image, "Is That a Cupcake on Your Head?" to make this great picnic tote. The pattern is one of the Timeless Templates from PTI. It was fun and easy to put together. I can't wait to fill it with treats and give it to a friend on her birthday!

How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $40 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner in our SCS Forum on Monday.

Hey, I don't know if you've heard, but we're having a big Bella Bash in the SCS Bella Forum tonight! There will be challenges, chatting, and prizes. Please plan to join us.

Your next stop on the blog is Karen Motz' beautiful blog. Enjoy!!

Birthday Card Supplies:
Papers: SU Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Gable Green, and PTI SS white, and misc. doublesided dp
Accessories: Copic Markers, nestabilities, SU ribbon, pop dots, and Spica markers

Picnic Tote Supplies:
Stamps: Is That a Cupcake on Your Head by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella, Loopy Border by Stamping bella
Papers: PTI Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, and SS White
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise and Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: Timeless Template Picnic Tote by PTI, PTI ribbon, Copics, nestabilities, Primas, adhesive pearls

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bella Sketch Challenges are Back!

It's Bella Forum Challenge Thursday and this is a very happy day! Jamie is back and she has brought us a wonderful sketch! Take a look for yourself, then why not give the sketch a try? Have a great day!

Stamps: DaisyBella by Stamping Bella, PTI sentiment
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Cosmo Cricket dp
Accessories: Nestabilities, copics, SU ribbon, SU punches, misc. button, PTI twine, pop dots

Hope

Saturday, June 13, 2009

As the Saying Goes...


It's not easy being green...unless you're a cute dragon like this guy! The last thing I need to buy is a new stamp, but this image just caught my eye, I love his toes and they way he coordinates with this great Sassafras paper. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Stamp: by Lelo Designs for Stampavie
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: PTI New Leaf Green, SS White, and Sassafras dp
Accessories: PTI ribbon, copics, nestabilities, pop dots, SU punches

Hope

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Red, White, and Flag Day!

Summertime...and the living is easy! Betty Bombshell is ready for summer, are you? For this week's twisted challenge, I asked the sistahs to revisit Jamie's sketch, BSC70. But, this time, there's a twist of course! This time, in honor of Flag Day, the sistahs have been challenged to use red, white, and blue on their cards. Have fun!

Stamp: Betty Bombshell by Chichiboulie for Stamping Bella, sentiment by Stamping Bella, background by SU
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, PTI Lemon Tart
Papers: SU Real Red, Brilliant Blue, dp, and Whisper White; PTI Lemon Tart
Accessories: copics, SU punches, pop dots, Stamping Bella dots

Hope

Saturday, June 6, 2009

CASEing Angie

This month's Bella's Favorite Stamper is Angie, Renksi on SCS! Congratulations! I chose this card from Angie's gallery when it was time to make my CASEd card.

This is a busy weekend for Brent and me. We are taking a two-day investment course. The first day went well, so interesting! I'm hoping that I can keep up with all of the information--I don't know very much about the stock market! Have a great weekend!

Stamp: Jammiebella by Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU Bashful Blue and dp, PTI SS White
Accessories: Copics, pop dots, piercing kit

Hope

Thursday, June 4, 2009




Today is an exciting day on the Stamping Bella forum. There have been some big changes and the first exciting new challenge is being posted today! Vicki has posted a Show and Tell Challenge--she has asked us to make a card that tells who we are.

Well, this is a big deal. There are a lot of choices! So I thought about it for a long time. Am I an aunt, a wife, a writer, a teacher, a stamper...who am I? Well, I decided to play around with the challenge and use my Addy 'Tude stamp. She looks like a little girl playing dress up and, so many times, that's how I feel. When I stamp, I can be a Diva. I can use my favorite stamps, my favorite cards, stamp with my favorite people, I am a stamping diva! So, that's the card I made. I had such fun with the textures. I used BoBunny glitter on her lime green shoes, Spica marker on her oversized shades, and Flower Soft on her fuzzy scarf. I want to be just like her when I grow up!

Stamp: Addy Tude by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU Lovely Lilac, PTI SS White, Basic Gray DP
Accessories: copics, Spica marker, BoBunny glitter, Flower Soft, misc. ribbon, nestabilities, pop dots, Stamping Bella bling

Hope

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Girl

I have really been wanting to use one of the Martha Stewart flower stickers I found at Michael's. I think they're so pretty! So I put one on this card. I was surprised that the color was such a match for the SU Regal Rose cardstock. The image is part of the Whiff of Joy Elisabeth Bell summer collection.

Stamps: Elisabeth Bell summer collection, CTMH sentiment
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, dp
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, SU punches, piercing kit, Martha Stewart sticker

Hope

Sunday, May 31, 2009

When Life is Stormy

Where did the weekend go? But it was a great one! The Ketto Blog Hop was so much fun! I can't wait until we can do that again. Then, today, I was able to find time to play with my new Scattered Showers stamp set from PTI. I'm so predictable, though! I just couldn't resist using my favorite PTI papers with this adorable new set!

Stamps: Scattered Showers by PTI
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, dp, and SS White
Accessories: PTI Ribbon, PTI Buttons, SU punches, CB embossing folder, pop dots

Hope

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Ketto Caddy


Welcome to the first Ketto Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

Instead of a card, I decided to make a cubby caddy. I found the pattern when I was in Myrtle Beach shopping at my favorite LSS, Artful Legacy. I get lots of good ideas from them! Want to know how to make one? Check out the directions they gave me...they're at the bottom of this post.

Here's a side view of delightful Kenya Ketto:


And a view of the top so you can see the four cubbbies:



Here's another side. I plan to store pens and pencils and an assortment of memo pads in my cubbies so I used this Stamping Bella sentiment and Kenya's Sparkle to decorate one side.




Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Lady Guinevere's Inky Faeries blog. Have a great day!

Stamps: Kenya Ketto, Kenya's Sparkle, Wasabi's Flower, "Write" Now, Sentiment; all by Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack Pitch black, SU Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, River Rock
Papers: SU Ruby red, dp
Accessories: SU ribbon, copics, nestabilities, Stamping Bella dots, eyelets, Stamping Bella bling

Hope



Materials Needed:

One 12 x 12 Cardstock
Two 12 x 12 Patterned Papers (1 each coordinating colors)
8 eyelets
ribbon
eyelet setter


Directions:

1. Score cardstock at 4" and 8"
2. Turn cardstock and score at 4" and 8 "
3. Crease all folds; Create a diagonal fold in each corner square
4. Patterned Paper #1: Cut eight 3 3/4" squares and one 3 7/8" square
5. Patterned Paper #2: Cut eight 3 7/8" squares
6. Cut each 3 3/4" square in half diagonally.
7. Glue each triangle shape to the outer corners on both sides of cardstock.
8. Glue the single 3 7/8 square piece of the inside center square.
9. Glue patterned paper #2 to the remaining cardstock squared.
10. Punch a hole in the tip of each triangle (2 holes per corner) and then set an eyelet in each hole.
11. Thread the ribbon through the holes, assemble the caddy, and finish with a bow.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Out of the Box

Welcome to Wednesday! If it's Wednesday, it must be time to post another Bella challenge. This week, I've challenged the sistahs to think out of the box by making a card that's not rectangular. I think it's so much fun to use the nestabilities to make cards like these, but I haven't done an oval before. It was time to try, don't you think? I also asked the sistahs to use any orange and any brown on their cards. I've used PTI Melon Berry and Dark Chocolate on mine.

This week marks my last weekly challenge for Stamping Bella. June will bring big changes to the forum, so exciting! I'll be back in June, just not on a weekly basis! The sistahs are in for a lot of fun surprises, but I won't give away any secrets just yet. Stay tuned!

Stamps: Amplee 'Tude by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella, PTI Flourishes
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, PTI Dark Chocolate
Papers: PTI Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate, SS White
Accessories: PTI Buttons, Copics, nestabilities, stickles

Hope

Monday, May 25, 2009

Keepsake Boxes



We will be spending this afternoon with my nieces, celebrating my older niece's tenth birthday. Hooray for double digits! I have been thinking of something fun that I could take them, something silly to give each of them. So I took out these containers that originally contained some Stamping Bella embellishments and altered them. I started by spelling out "My Stuff" with my Just-Rite stampers and stamping it on coasters with Staz-on ink. Then I used my new CTMH button stamps and some Staz-on ink to decorate around the words. I colored the buttons with Koh-i-nor pencils, cut out the circles, and glued one in the bottom of each tin. Because every little girl (and big girl!) loves a little bling, I glued a circle of Stamping Bella bling around the edge of each coaster cutout.

Next, I chose favorite pictures of the girls--pictures from our Christmas trip to the beach. I cut out each one and used my SU Crystal Effects to glue them to the inside of each lid. The last step was to wrap ribbon around the containers. I hope the girls will use these to hide important found objects, such as keys, shells, and buttons. But, whatever they do with them, I hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for them! Happy Birthday, Helen!!

Hope

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Treat of a Treat Box




Is there anything better than the Friday before a long weekend? I love three-day weekends! We don't have any concrete plans, so that's a good thing. My niece will be ten years-old on the 26th, so we may get the chance to see the girls sometime. Ten. I can't believe it.

Lately, I've been playing around with the idea of stamping some things other than cards. I made this treat box because I think it's such fun to play around with the accessory stamps that can be purchased for the Kettos. This is Maisy and her flowers, what fun, huh? I stamped the three different flowers on the textured-in cardstock before I folded the box, of course. I also stamped the flowers on the strap and on the trim I made for the box.

Hope your Friday is a great one!

Stamps: Maisy Ketto and Maisy's flowers by Stamping Bella
Ink: SU Green Galore, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: Textured-in So Saffron, SU Perfect Plum, and Green Galore, PTI SS White
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, stickles, pop dots, SU punches

Hope

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Show Us Your Stuff!



This week, I've challenged the sistahs to show their stuff, the stuff on the inside...of their cards! I asked them to make a card using any colors and any images; then decorate the inside of the card to match the front. Have fun!!

Stamps: Turtle Tots-Bathtime by Stamping Bella, sentiment by Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU Textured-in Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Jersey Shore dp; PTI SS white
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, pop dots, SU punches, SU ribbon

Hope

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lovely Lilacs

Monday, Monday. It's Monday and all of the television programs are coming to an end. What will we watch next week? The Amazing Race ended last week, Survivor ended last night, it doesn't seem right. But, it is exciting while it lasts!

For even more excitement, the LSS here in Greensboro has started carrying Magnolia Stamps. I stopped in on Friday and purchased a couple of the newest Tildas. My favorite is the Tilda with Lady Bug, but I decided to ink up this sweet Tilda first.

Hope you have a great week!

Stamp: Tilda Picking Lilacs
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Papers: SU Gable Green, Pretty in Pink, PTI SS White
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, CB embossing folder, SU ribbon, pop dots, heart beads

Hope

Saturday, May 16, 2009

You Are my Sunshine

I had the most fun paper-piecing this sweet girl and her fuzzy friend! How do you like her striped boots? LOL! Happy Saturday evening!

Stamps: Gorjuss Girls, set 2; PTI sentiment
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Sweet Always dp, and PTI SS white
Accessories: Copic Markers, nestabilities, PTI button, pop dots

Hope

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Recipe for DP

Stamps: Chick Stack by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella, PTI sentiment, PTI Polka Dot basics
Ink: Pitch Black, PTI Lemon Tart
Papers: PTI Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, SS white
Accessories: copics, nestabilities, SU punch, PTI ribbon, Stamping Bella bling, pop dots

This week's challenge was so much fun, that I had to make two cards! I challenged the sistahs to use any blue and any yellow as they make their cards. But, here's the twist, I asked them to not use any DP as they make their cards. We all know how much we love our DP! As you can see, I made some DP for my Ketto card, that was so much fun! I stamped Anise's flowers and then colored them with Copics. For the Chick Stack card, I stamped the PTI Polka Dot Basics on the background with Versamark original ink. I am eager to see what the sistahs come up with!

Stamps: Suzette Ketto, Anise's Flowers by Stamping Bella, PTI sentiment
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: SU More Mustard, Brocade Blue, Whisper White, PTI SS White
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, SU ribbon, primas, Stamping Bella dots, Tim Holtz charm, pop dots

Hope

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Flowers on Moms' Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms! I'm not a mom, but I was able to spend a few minutes with my mom today. My husband and I are fortunate enough to live just a few blocks away from my parents, so I was able to run over and visit with them for a bit after church (and Sunday naps--mine not theirs!) Hope your day was a good one!

When I took my Michael's coupon to the store this week, I intended to buy some storage stuff, but I ran across this Stampendous stamp set. Now, the last thing I need is more stamps, but this this set just spoke to me and I had to have it. It's got all of these great greetings that can fit into the box, what fun!

Tonight is the season finale for my very favorite show, The Amazing Race. I can't wait to see it, but then I'll be sad when it's over. Wonder who will win?? Have a great week!

Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Versamark Dazzle
Papers: Daisy Bucket Designs dp, SU Close to Cocoa, Apricot Appeal, PTI SS White
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, SU ribbon, CB embossing folder, Big Bite, Stamping Bella dots

Hope

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oh, Really?

Don't you just love this attitude on this little cutie? How many times do I feel like this during the day? I want to carry this card around in my pocket and flip it out when I want to stamp my foot at people. LOL!

Stamp: Gorjuss Girls 2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Close to Cocoa, PTI SS white, misc. dp's
Accessories: copics, primas, Stamping Bella bling

Hope

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Let's Play Paper Dolls!

Happy Wednesday! Wow, what a week we have had. On Sunday, Brent and I went to Myrtle Beach to attend my family's reunion. I love Myrtle Beach! We had a such a great time. My nieces have been dying to take Brent to play putt-putt and they finally got him on the course on Monday night. Sarah, the seven year-old hit a hole in one on the hardest hole! Brent hit one too. We all had such a wonderful time, it was hard to come home.

For this week's Twisted Challenge, I decided to do a technique challenge. I challenged the sistahs to do a Paper-piecing challenge. I also asked them to used one of Jamie's awesome sketches on their cards. I used BSC24. I hope they have a great time!

Stamp: Ciao Bella by Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, SS white, Lemon Tart, MFT dp's
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities. primas, Stamping Bella bling, PTI ribbon, corner rounder, Big Bite

Hope