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Monday, December 14, 2009

Something FUN!

I decided to try making ornaments for Christmas gifts. On my side of the family it is stricly HOMEMADE/HANDMADE gifts ONLY this year. One of my sistahs on SCS had an excellent blog post about how she made her ornament, so I gathered up my supplies ~ here is my first attempt:

Stamp: Betty the Bookworm
Paper: Transparency
Ink: Palette black and Sharpie markers

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Three Clovers, Friday Sketchers and the Corrosive Challenge!

Can you believe it?! I was able to get one sketch and two challenges into ONE card! I still can't believe it myself, I am not very creative when it comes to meshing challenges!
Anyway, at Three Clovers the challenge is to make a card using Blue, Silver and White, the Challenge over at Corrosive Challenge is Walking in a Winter Wonderland and the sketch is from Friday Sketchers (I rotated the sketch to fit with the image I used).
Since I was able to get so much accomplished with one card, let's hope I'm as fortunate to get many lay-outs done for my sister's wedding album! My goal is to have everything scrapped by her first wedding anniversary....which is December 20th! YIKES! I'd better get busy!
Here is my card:

Stamp: Snowman with Snowflake
Paper: BG Blitzen and Bazzill Bling
Copics: E29, E0000, BG01, YR68
Embellishments: Stickles (on the snowflake punches), Polar white flowersoft, ultrafine glitter (on the snowman's hat) Smooch accent ink (on the snowflake).
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my latest creation =)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Friday Sketchers

Over at Friday Sketchers a new sketch is posted as well as some amazing cards from the DT.
This was a fun sketch to work with ~ I decided to make a 4x4 easel card.

Our "blizzard" inspired the theme ~ we've been in a blizzard warning since yesterday at 1pm ~ and last night it started to snow! And boy oh boy do we have snow! My two oldest boys have been out building an "igloo" but since it is a *balmy* 6 degrees out, they've been making frequent trips in to get some hot chocolate! =)
Details for the card:
Stamps: Agnes Ketto, Beautiful definition block
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly and Bazzill cardstock.
Copics: E25, E00, RV34
Spicas: Pink, gold, turquoise
Embellishments: Stickles Star Dust, ultrafine glitter, Heidi Swapp snowflake ghost shape, Doodlebug sugar-coated brad in pink.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella. If you just headed over here from Lisa's lovely blog you are on the right track =)
To wish Stamping Bella a HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY I made an easel card using CAKEABELLA and the CELEBRATE definition block is also from Stamping Bella (because today is a big day worth celebrating!) Yes that is SNOW in the background of the picture....over 13 inches fell in about 12 hours! My oldest son was thrilled that he had no school on Friday =)

This is the second easel card I've made and I have to admit ~ they are fun to do ~ not quite as intimidating as I first thought they were =) Although making a 4x4 card was a little challenging...I'm used to have a little bit more room to work with.
I added a little shimmer to the cake using liquid pearls and a spica pen (because Bella needs some sparkle and shine on her cake).

Stamps: Cakeabella and Celebrate Definition Block
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling
DP: 3 Bugs in a Rug COCO line
Copics: E00,E99, RV11,E29,B39
Embellisments: Petal pink liquid pearls, ruby red liquid pearls, Smooch accent ink, pink Spica pen, Doodlebug sugar coated brads, misc. flower brad.

And I saved the best for last! =)
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 hopping by!
Now it's time to hop on over to the talented Michele's blog and see what she has created!
Have a BELLARIFIC day! =)