Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My first Technique Junkies technique - Burnished Watercolors

First of all let me just say that Pat Huntoon and her Techinque Junkies Newsletter are amazing!!!!!!!! I finally subscribed and am having a blast! If you haven't yet subscribed, you are totally missing out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, this is the Burnished Watercolors technique found in her August 07 newsletter. I think this stamp is just beautiful, in fact I even keep it standing up in front of my monitor!! Sunflower stamp is by Rubber Stampede, sentiment is Curvy Verses by SU!, cardstock is Marigold Morning by SU, ink is True Thyme and Marigold Morning by SU! I also used SU! Watercolor crayons...i love these things!! Hope you like my card. You can get subscription info to Technique Junkies at

SCS Challenge Card - WalkaBella

Ok all, I just couldn't wait to use my new WalkaBella!! Plus my parents just got a new dog...what better occassion, huh?!?! Ok, so this is a 'case' from Cammie on SCS (she was Sunday's featured stamper). Her original card is in her gallery and is titled "CK...Found a Head". Of course her card looks much better than mine!!! Ah well, Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

My first ATC

My first ATC and, of course, it's a Bella!!!! This was alot of fun to make! I used Crystal Effects to "glaze" the bathtub (ewwww, shiny!), and gorgeous glass beads for the bubbles. Colored with my Prismas (naturally), heart staples are "Fastenaters". The edges are kinda plain, but oh well, my creative juices are dwindling...maybe I need a bubbly bath!! Do you love my rubber ducky?!?!?

Friday, August 17, 2007

SCS Challenge - CosmoBella by my DD

Well, my darling daughter, Victoria, decided to try todays SCS Challenge and this is her creation! She is as addicted to Bellas as the rest of us!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Today's Color Challenge...

I always love comments, but I'd really like some input on this one... I was trying to "brighten" it abit so I used clear embossing powder on the Dragonfly (this part I liked), then I used my CB Swirly embossing template on the Sahara Sand piece...not sure if I like it. What do you think? I also "sponged" the edges of the Sahara Sand with Chocolate Chip ink.

So, this was for todays Color Challenge on SCS...very fun! Recipe is as follows
Stamps: All I Have Seen
Paper: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand & WW
Ink: Blue Bayou, Versamark & Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Choco Chip Tafetta ribbon, clear embossing powder, CB Swirly embossing plate

Sunday, August 12, 2007

My first SplitCoast Challenge card...

I finally attempted a Split Coast Challenge!!! Wow, was this fun! This card was cased from Jen70 (as she is the artist of the day for the challenge). This was so much fun I may be brave enough to try another challenge...
Stamps: Espress Yourself and Frenc Script (both by SU!
Paper: Blue Bayou, Sage Shadow, Kraft and WW cardstocks
Ink: Black Stazon, versamark and Blue Bayou
Accessories: Primas, Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, vintage brads
Technique: watercolor crayons w/aquapainter

Saturday, August 11, 2007


I made this card today for my mom & dad. Reminds me of when my daddy used to take me fishing when I was little.

Stamps: FishaFella by stampingbella, love mini by My Sentiments Exactly
Paper: Buckaroo Blue, WW and Cranberry Crisp cs by SU! and some old plaid paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Buckaroo Blue for the overalls and ribbon
Accessories: Twill ribbon, brads by Queen & Co.,


Friday, August 10, 2007


I love my Bellas, I love my Bellas, I love my Bellas!! This is just a cute card for a friend of mine who completed a really good day for me! Hope you likey!
Card stock is Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning, True Thyme and Whisper White (from SU! of course), Prima flowers, flower brads by Bazzill, Bo Bunny Ribbon and my swirly embossing plate for Cuttlebug (boy do I love these things!!!). Have a great weekend all!!! and Thanks for looking!!!!!!!! very first Bella card!

This is my very first Bella card evah! It took me a few days to break in my new and beautiful Bellas, but boy now that I have I don't want to stop playing!!!!! I love these gals! I used my SU ink pads and aqua painter to color these because I didn't have the exact color Prisma pencils I wanted...this was kind of a blessing because it made me remember how much I love my aqua painter!!!! Because of the detail Prisma pencils may have been easier though! Thanks for looking!!

My First Card Swap!

This is my card front for a New Catty Mega Swap! Wow are these swaps fun! I love them and have quickly become addicted!! To make this pocket card I used the Priceless set from SU!; Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White cardstocks; Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou and Versamark inks; Chocolate CHip Tafetta & Blue Bayou Double Stitch ribbons.

Thanks for looking!

"Thank you" for the best SU Demo Ever!!!

I made this Frapp bottle as a "Thank you" for my SU Demo (she is absolutely the "bees knees"). I used the Friends and Flowers Paper Pack and the "Thank You" stamp from the Riveting set. The bottle says "Friends" around with the letters from the pack and is filled with yummy Jellie Bellies. I also used Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon (love that taffeta ribbon...yummy!).

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