Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Dana!!!!

It is my friend Dana's birthday today and to celebrate we are having a mini blog hop for her...She is celebrating by soaking up the sun in Cuba so she'll have to wait until she's back to see what we've done.

I used Fabby from Stamping Bella for my card...and of course since Dana's favourite colour is pumpkin I had to try and use it (or something close to it) in my card. I coloured with copics and coordinated my layers with my patterned paper. My final step was to add the "Pumpkin" glitter dots across the top and at the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to check out these other fabulous blogs for our mini hop...and of course...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANA!!!!!

Karen Motz -
Janet Rossi -
Wendy Bond -
Nancy McKinney -
Chalene Austin -
Joanne Basile -

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's a Birthday Hop!!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you just happened here you can start at the beginning HERE and see all of the wonderful talent that is out there...If you arrived here from Kerri's blog, you are in the right place.

For my card I decided to ink up my Joyful Village stamp. I've had it for a while but haven't had the time to play, so now I have!! The image is coloured with copics and I used BO BUNNY - A gift of love striped paper and some Colourmates for my background layers. The image is pretty big so I made the card a 5" x 5" square and kept the layout simple. I added some sage glitter dots around the image and added red satin ribbon tied in a bow. I love the colours in this paper...I think I need to go get more!!

Now it's time to hop over to Dee's blog to see her Bella creation. Don't forget to leave a comment everywhere you hop...there are 3 $100 Bella Bucks to be won, hidden somewhere along the way. The winners will be announced Monday December 7th on the Stamping Bella Blog
Enjoy the rest of your hop...Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time to clean out!!

I sat down today to make a card...I've been wanting to make one with my circle snowman from Stamping Bella...ever since my friend Elaine gave it to me (she had two by accident!!).

I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use, I saw a neat layout in Cardmakers magazine and wanted to try it...well an hour later I finally had my card. The card itself only took about 15 minutes to make...finding the Reminisce paper I KNEW I had took up the rest of the time. I ended up changing the layout 'cause it wasn't working for me. I wanted this paper in particular since it is double sided with the stripes on one side and then the circles (which I punched and layered) on the other.

So the finished card ended up totally different than what I expected but at least I found my paper..LOL. Now I am going to go organize my Mountain and remind myself what other paper I have!!

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Late Afternoon Post...

I should so NOT be playing today!! I soooo many things on the go and haven't been home all day but I still took 20 minutes to make a card...this one is for the challenge posted on my friend Janet's challenge blog. her challenge for this week was to make a card with red and green...'tis the season you know...
I had no problem with the image...just the paper!! I borrowed this Penny Black stamp from a good friend (thanks Sareeta!!) but when it came to the layout I was stumped. I almost always use patterned paper but it just wasn't working so I went back to the basics...real red and certainly celery (I love these colours together for Christmas cards).
I embossed the background celery layer with my Big shot and added some small red dots. the sentiment is stamped in celery ink and I added a red bow to the top. This girl so deserves bling so I added some celery gems and coloured in the champagne (and bubbles) with my stardust pen. The fur on her hat is filled in with scribbles glitter 3D paint.
Now I'm off to pack for my SAS least it is all cut!!
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday on Tuesday...

Does that make any sense?? I'm actually talking about the card I made yesterday but didn't get a chance to post until today. My daughter was home sick so I wasn't able to go anywhere...not a bad thing 'cause I got lots done at home. I won't bore you with the details (let's face it, cleaning is boring) but I can actually walk through several rooms in the house without tripping over something and my laundry mountain is just a mole hill...not that that will last!!

I used the Mojo Monday sketch # 115 for inspiration and came up with this card. The stamp is one I've wanted to use since I got it, it is perfect for cards I need to give to people from both of my kids.

The paper is Basic Grey - Eskimo kisses and I layered the rest of the card with cardstock to match the colours in the pattern. The image is coloured with copics and stickles (candy cane) on the ornaments. I finished it off with some half pearls that I picked up at my local $ store...I was pretty excited when I found them there of all places!!

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!!