Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tag, now, I'm it!

What a great way to get to know some of the other gals out there whose art work we drool over, but don't know much else about. Heidi 'tagged' me and it was fun to read her replies to these questions, you can read them on her blog. You can also see her beautiful kreations there! Thanks Heidi (who is also my Bella Sistah!)!!

Ok so now I have to tell you what I was doing 10 ..... 20 ..... and 30 years ago.

Well, 10 years ago I was just going on maternity leave with my middle child, William and getting ready for the holidays (he was due 1 week before Christmas!). Victoria was almost 6 and soooo cute and sweet (too bad you can't go Jeff & I were moving into a new house and getting it ready for a 6th Birthday Party, the holidays and a new baby!

20 years ago, I just turned 18 knew everything there was to know about anything and had the world right where I wanted it! (I hadn't realized yet how dumb I was!!).

30 years ago ... I was just a baby! hahaha, I really don't even remember 30 years ago!

Well now I guess it is my turn to tag someone...hmmmmmm, how about one of new Bella Buddies, Katie Skiff! I have been chatting a bit with Katie lately and just love her to death! She's very funny, extremely supportive and makes cute cards! Thanks Heidi and Katie for being there! Love to all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WSC25, Sleighbells

This is for Beate's weekend sketch challenge, it is a Z-fold card (this is also a Technique Junkies technique). These cards are very fast and easy!
I stamped Sleigh Bells and Holidays & Wishes sentiment in Blue Bayou on Very Vanilla cs, sponged around each in Chocolate Chip, mounted on Blue Bayou cs which is then mounted on River Rock cs. Spotlight image is stamped in Blue Bayou also and on Very Vanilla cs, colored in with Stampin Up! markers, snow is covered in Dazzling Diamonds and mounted on Blue Bayou cs. Chocolate Chip cs is stamped on one section with a misc. crackle bg stamp. Sentiment is attached to Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon with antique brads. River Rock photo corners (punched with photo corner punch) are attached with antique brads. Oh yes, and the antique photo holder on the top corner.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Double Pocket card - I Like Your Style

Here is my card for Deb. It is a double Pocket card from the Oct./Nov. '07 issue of Technique Junkies. This card was so fast, fun & easy to create!! I used Primas & antique brads, I Like Your Style stamp set, double sided paper by Chatter Box, Vintage Violet & WW cs and I colored the yellow flowers on the book mark with a Copic marker. Oh yeah, the round tab punch with the Totally Tabs on the one book mark. Thanks for looking and comments are always appreciated!!!

Card from Deb Lovett

Deb Lovett sent me this beautiful card. She used the Vaseline Resist technique from the Oct 07 issue of Technique Junkies newsletter. For more info regarding the TJ Newsletter go to .

Thanks Deb!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SC147 Jolliest Christmas Tree

This picture tuned out yucky, but the card is soooo cute! This is for the Sketch Challenge for today (how do like that I am actually on time!!). I love this striped paper from the Wintergreen DP pack. I colored the Tree (from Jolliest Time of the Year) with Copics and used Red Glass beads for the ornaments. My tree was too small, so I made 2 and stacked one on top to make it taller. I used Antique Brads in the Always Artichoke Photo Corners. The card is mounted on Basic Gray cs (told you I love Basic Gray). Sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray. Thanks for looking!

CC137 Jolliest Santa

I love my Copics, I love my Copics, I love my Copics, I love my Copics!!!!!! I finally decided to got some Copics from Eclectic Paperie. These gals are amazing and wonderful! Customer service is way above and beyond!!!!! I highly recommend them to everyone! Joy & Daisy Rock!!!

Ok, back to business...I love this Jolliest Time of the Year stamp set!!!! This card is for the Color Challenge yesterday (Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate & Soft Sky). I really like these colors together! I used basic gray for a challenge last week and now I can't get enough of it! Love that color! I'm learning that I don't like things flat, I need texture and layers. This card still seems "flat" to me, but I like it...maybe I'll add some breads to the bottom corner....hmmmmm!

Anyway, I colored Santa with my Copics (did I mention that I love these babies?!!?). Santa's white fur and the "snowdrifts are covered in Dazzling Diamonds. I stamped both pieces of the Soft Sky cs with Canvas BG with Soft Sky ink.

Friday, October 19, 2007

WSC24 Jolliest Snowman

This is for Beate's sketch challenge. I have been making so many Halloween cards lately that this was a very nice break! I love this snowman, he is sooo cute and just begging for some Dazzling Diamonds all over him! I also really like the SU's Wintergreen DP. For the deets...Jolliest Time of the Year, Warmest Regards, Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp sets; Basic Gray, Sage Shadow and WW cs's and Wintergreen DP; Basic Gray ink, Silver brads & Dazzling Diamonds. I colored Mr. Jolly with Prisma's and used Gamsol to blend and mute colors.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Autumn Apparitions File Folder card

This card is for another SU! monthly swap I am in! I love this file folder card!!! So different! I embossed almost everything, because it looked too dull otherwise. This card was alot of fun to make!!! Luckily I get to make 4 more!! A few of you know about the horrible last 24 hours I've had...stamping is such great therapy!! Hope you like the card, have a great weekend! and now I am off to the Florida Keys!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Autumn Aparitions Criss Cross card

My first meeting as a demo is this weekend...and I won't be able to go. I'm so bummed! But I will be participating in the swap they are is my contribution. I love Autumn Aparitions and I love this Criss Cross card, my DP finally came yesterday so today I got to play!! All suppllies by Stampin Up! Autumn Aparitions, Party Punch & Batty for You stamp sets; Basic Black and Very Vanilla CS, Pumpkin Pie DP; Black Stazon, Black Craft & Pumpkin Pie inks; Basic Black Ribbon, black ep, Round Tab, Scallop Circle and circle punches. TFL!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bella Calendar Swap

I am finally hostessing my FIRST swap! I am so very excited, it is a Bella Calendar Swap. If you are interested in joining leave me a comment on this post with your email addy and I'll get right back to you!

Bella Hugs!!

Bella Babe Challenge

Thank you to Miss Katie for starting off the Bella Babe Sketch Challenge!! Here is my entry! Can you see the flower brads in her basket? And yes those are Bella Baubles in the middle of the Primas. I had a hard time being creative for this one, but I loved using the baubles! My order comes in today so, hopefully I will get some serious cardmaking & posting done!!!

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