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