Tuesday, January 29, 2008

B-day gift for my MIL

This was for my MIL for her b-day. I saw this Sunflower stamp at Michaels a million years ago, and thought it was just gorgeous. This is a set of note cards and a note pad (from Target). I love the way this set turned out and can see me making a ton more of them (and some of you know how much I HATE mass producing cards, etc!!!!). All of the paper is by Stampin Up!, as is all the hardware and ribbon. The stamp is by Rubber Stampede. I stamped the image using Brilliance in Graphite Black, then I embossed it using clear EP (also by Stampin Up!). I colored it in using Copic markers, I blended these using the markers themselves because I still haven't gotten the hang of using my colorless blender (if anyone wants to come over and give me some coloring lessons...lol).
This is a close up of my coloring, not too bad I thought! There are also monogrammed envelopes. The monogram sets are from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the "B" and the circle then used my circle punch to punch it out and then glued it onto an envelope. Thanks for looking and any comments are always appreciated!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy Turkey Day-bella

Lots of Prima's here!!! With all the Christmas & winter things I've been making over the past few months I've really neglected my Prima flowers!! Chefabella is surving up a yummy Turkey Day Dinner!!! Colored with Copics and glittered up with the Spica glitter pen. Sorry these last calendar posts are so short, but to be honest as great as everyones calendars turned out...I am soooo ready to be done with them!!!
Thanks for looking! Now that these calendars are done I can't to play just for the sake of playing!!! On to the next challenge!!
Hope you all have an amazing week!!!!!

Luck O'the Irish Bella

Here is Luck O' the Irish Bella (aka CosmoBella). She is colored with Copics and glittered up with Clear Spica glitter pen. Those are green rhinestones (hard to see in the pic).
Thanks for looking!

The last of my Bella Calendar pages...

Here are the last of my Bella calendar pages!!! Here is my very sparkley WinoBella with plenty of red & white rhinestones!! I colored her with Copic markers and used my Red Spica glitter pen on the wine bottle and glasses, Silver Spica pen for the wine label, and Sakura glitter pen for her hair band, trim on her dress and of course her "diamond" necklace, and shoes!!! The ribbon is Silver Organza from Stampin' Up! The Jumbo Eyelets are from Stampin' Up! also (love those things!!!).

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Lookie what I got!! and let me just say that it totally made my day!!!!

I am sending you this cute little award for great blogging inspiration. Your blog is one of the fun ones I look at, at least once a week.From what I understand you are to pay it forward to other bloggers that inspire you! Thanks for the fun! Your Bella Calendar is adorable. So are you going to the Splitcoast Stampmania? You pointed me out to it and now I am going!! Hope you are. It would be nice to meet you!
Sue, is in one of the same Yahoo groups that I am and when the new catty's were coming out from SU! we noticed that we are not far from each other!!! Yeah!! Sue, you are awesome and wonderful, thank you so much and I can't wait to see you at SCS So Cal Stamp Mania!!!! You can see Sue's awesome blog here.
Now I would like to pass this award on to...
Michelle Gaul (Check her amazing Blog here)
Katie Skiff (here's her beautiful blog)
Janette Morrison (here's her fun blog)
Cresta June (here's her wonderful blog)
I also want to tell Tanya and Shannon that you two always "make my day"!!!! Have a great weekend, as you can tell mine is starting out pretty darn good!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Here is my April calendar page for the Bella Calendar swap I hosted. I really LOVE BillyBootaBella! and paper piecing her is soooo much fun!! Billybootabella and sentiment by Stamping Bella, the rain drops are from the Rain or Shine set by MFT stamps, the DP is from my scrap box, the cardstock is Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White and Sage Shadow by Stampin Up! The flowers are Primas, the ribbon is by Dots & Dashes (from Michaels), the Blue Brad is by Stampin Up! and check out the bling!!!!! I colored this Bella with Copic markers. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Witchybella Calendar page

Here is my Witchybella for October! Shannon stamped the images for me, thanks Shanna-banana!! I colored her with copics, then went over her shoes and the band on her hat with a Sakura Black Glaze pen (I totally love these!!). I went over her hat with a clear Spica glitter pen, and went over her cape/wings with a Sakura glitter pen (Stardust, I think?). I love the way she turned out... The stamps are Witchybella by Stampingbella and the "Boo" stamp is from the Autumn Apparitions set by STampin Up! The DP is random paper that I have had forever, the cardstock is Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Basic Black from Stampin Up! The ribbon is a black sheer ribbon by Bobbin Ribbon at Michaels, the silver brads are from SU! and the silver swirly clip came in a gift bag from my DSS. Thanks for looking & have a great week!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Huggybella Calendar page...

I think Huggybella is one of my fav Bella stamps...she's so quick and easy to color, but doesn't seem plain! Here is a quick page I threw together for the Bella Calendar...hope you like!! Paper is by Deja Views - Blue Raspberry! The sentiment was a gift from my extremely wonderful friends, Shanna Banana (Shannon Roberts...ya gotta love that gal!!)...Thanks Shannon! Hope you all have a wonderful Friday, I am off to the office!

RAK from Ami Cook

Thank you Ami Cook for this super darling card! This beauty was in my mailbox yesterday when I got home with a super sweet note inside!! I was already having a pretty good day and this was the icing on the cake!! You Rock Ami, thanks for being so wonderful!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Doodle page for my Bella Calendar...

Here is another page I made. As I said in an earlier post, there were 24 ladies participating in this swap, well one is in Europe and oddly enough they don't celebrate 4th of July in Red, White and Blue like we do...I know, weird huh? Anyway, pretty much all the July pages that were submitted were Red, White and Blue pretty stuff, so I decided to make her a non-"USA 4th of July" page! I know it's not technically a Bella (well I guess "techinically" it is, but not literally), but you know how much I love these Doodles and how much they mean to me, so she'll just have to love it anyway! I will probably duplicate this page for one of the Canadian ladies that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving in November (again, silly, I know!). This is pretty much the same as the card I created earlier, I just attached a calendar at the bottom and dressed up the bottom a bit. Enjoy ladies!


This is my MwahBella for a February calendar page! She is sooooo cute! I found this DP in my stash and new it'd be perfect! It is by Scrapworks and came in some kit a million years ago! The calendar page itself is 5 1/2" x 8" 1/2", this is just the top half...I haven't yet attached the calendar, so no sense looking at blank cardstock, lol! I colored her with Copics and went over her shirt with a clear Spica Glitter pen. Her boots and purse are colored with a Black Sakura Glaze pen. "Mwah" is stamped in Rose Red ink by Stampin Up! The eyelets are very old from my stash so I have no idea the brand! The heart is an old Chipboard heart from Maya Road, I colored it with my R59 Copic marker. The ribbon was from Michaels. Cardstock is Rose Red by Stampin Up! Stay Tuned for more Bella Calendar pages, I have 8 designs to come up with! This was fun and pretty quick once I picked out the colors for Mwahbella! Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Bella Calendar Swap

I hosted a Bella Calendar Swap and these are the covers I made for everyone's calendars. All DP's are by Sweetwater, cardstock is Bazzill. For the flowers, I used my SU scalloped circle punch...on the white I slit up each petal a bit (to make petals) on the DP I cut each petal out and then glued onto every other white petal. The letter's on here are Monograms. I hope everyone likes them!!
Thanks for looking and have a great week!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Daniels Doodles...

I love these "Doodles for Daniel" by Sharon for Stampingbella (you can read the story behind these doodles here, it is a great story and I highly recommend it). A portion of the proceeds will go to the Cancer Foundation thanks to Sharon and Em. Anyway, 2 of my most wonderful friends, Tanya and Shannon, got me a few of these "Doodles" for Christmas and I have been dying to ink them up!! This is a very simple card, but since I haven't stamped in a bit I decided to take "baby steps", lol! Thank you Tanya & Shannon for my most adorable stamps! Thank you Sharon for your amazing story, and Thank You, Em for creating these stamps and for the wonderful donations to the Cancer Foundation!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Here's to a New Year!!

Happy New Year!!! Thanks to all of you for visiting my blog over the last few months, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed making my creations!

Instead of posting my ‘Resolutions’, I’m going to post some goals for myself (maybe if I make them public, I will work harder to keep them, lol!)
As some of you know I have spent the last several months agonizing over finding a job, well I have finally found one (although it is a temp job, hopefully it’ll turn into something more permanent…I’m praying!). This is a great start for me for the new year!! Here are my goals for 2008:
1. First and foremost, to maintain ‘full time employment’!!!!!
2. To spend more time making cards, scrapbooking pages and making alterables. I have paper, ribbon, etc that has been building up over years and while I have used up a bit of it lately, I would like to get it ALL used up!
3. To spend some time quilting (I love quilting but haven’t worked on it in quite a while).
4. To get healthier (lose some weight, and just get healthier overall).
5. Focus a little more on my friends and friendships (spend more time communicating, sending RAK’s, etc.). I have wonderful friends and while I want to make some new friends I also want to keep the ones I have!
Well this should be enough to keep me busy and on the right track for the year!! Thanks for letting me ramble, and here’s to an amazing 2008!!!!!

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