Cards


No card today, but…there’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards!

Welcome to the LOVE ME DO Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! Hope you’re enjoying the hop! If you’ve just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

I had fun creating this card:

I used the bffaBUGS. Aren’t they so sweet? Patterned paper is from the Making Memories Love Struck collection and the photo corners are from Heidi Swapp. I stamped the image in Versafine in onyx black, and colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. And of course, the bugs have some glitter and glaze on them! 🙂

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 $25 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 on Friday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!

Please note: To leave a comment on this post, please click on “Leave a Comment” above, under the title “Bella’s Love me Do Blog Hop.”  Or click here. Thanks!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Catherine’s blog – Paper Addict.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you’ve just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

I’m so excited to participate in this hop! Here’s my Bella Birthday card:

I love this stamp! She’s so cute. I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol.

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Bella Stamp: Is that a cupcake on your head?

Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black

Cardstock: Bella’s Bestest, Abbey Road (My Mind’s Eye), Blush Dot (Bo Bunny)

Misc: Glitter, ribbon, prismacolor pencils, gamsol

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Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Peggy’s blog, Made by Me. Have fun throughout the hop!

Edited to add: Please be sure to comment on this post, not the one below! 🙂


Hi there! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Last week, I created a card for the Bellarific sketch challenge. Here’s the sketch:

I used Gracie Lollipop…here’s my card:

Have a great week!

Cosmobella is one of my favorite bellas…I made this card for a friend of mine just to say hi!

The background paper is from SEI’s Mimosa collection. It’s a beautiful paper collection – gorgeous colors and very shimmery!

She’s stamped with Versafine ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

This fall/early winter has been very mild in the Buffalo area…no snow yet! Even though I love snowman, I can’t say that I’m all that disappointed by the lack of real snow.

I made my first holiday card of the season using Stamping Bella’s “snowman circle with bird and prezzie.” He’s so cute…although I think I was a bit too generous with the glitter. I can’t even see his eye anymore! Oh well.

See you later!

 

A friend of mine recently gave a beautiful birthday gift, so I thought I’d thank her with a hand-colored card. I love the Ketto stamps from Stamping Bella, so this card features Maisy Ketto:

She’s stamped with Versafine ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Plus, she’s got some glitter and glaze on her. Too cute!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to take two classes at Stamping Bella in Toronto. Paula Williamson (seriously…check out her blog and fabulous work!) came in from Michigan to teach coloring with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I am so glad I went. Learned a lot, had fun, and bought some bellas to bring home with me.

Over the next week or so, I’ll share some of what we created…starting with Chatty Cathy:

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Isn’t she cute? Not only are the colors beautiful, she’s got some bling going on with a bit of glitter on her skirt.

Please note that I did all of the coloring, according to the directions Paula provided. She guided us completely on which colors to use and taught us about shading, building colors, etc. Super fun!

See ya later!

I love Kim Hughes’ designs. I’ve had the Comforting Hugs set for a while now and just pulled it out recently to make a get well card for my sister-in-law.

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Too cute! I paper pieced the band-aid and stitched the pink panel to the black scallop piece that I cut with my Nesties.

Hope it brings a smile to her face while she’s recuperating!

Nothing like waiting until (almost) the last minute to enter a challenge!

For Holiday Cards and More week, Moxie Fab World has issued a challenge to create a stamped holiday card (or ornament, home decor item, etc.).

Here’s my card:

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I went with a red and white color scheme and threw in a bit of silver and lots of glitter. Ed the Moose is stamped in white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I made the background with the Cuttlebug forest branches embossing folder, and then glittered the branches.

This almost gets me ready for cooler weather. 🙂

Have a great week!

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Stamps: Ed the Moose (Cornish Heritage Farms), sentiment is from Printworks

Ink: White craft and Ruby Red dye ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Cardstock: White and red from my stash.

Other: Silver trim, dazzling diamonds glitter (Stampin’ Up!), Cuttlebug forest branches embossing folder

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