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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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