Here’s to gaining 10 pounds (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone! This week the Stamping Bella challenge was to use an image from the same category as the Stamp of the Month. The SOTM for November is Edna Loves the Ocean (25% off through 11/30) so that meant to choose any image from Edna the Fairy Godmother category.

Stamping Bella Edna Under the Mistletoe

I chose Edna Under the Mistletoe. I her. :)

Stamping Bella Edna Under the Mistletoe (close-up)

(I seem to have misplaced the list of markers used. If I find it, I will update here.)

After coloring with Copic markers, I used a white Kirarina Wink pen to add dots to the green tissue paper. (Snowflake Confetti from Taylored Expressions.)

Stamping Bella Santa's Speedy Delivery

Also, this week I posted the above card on Instagram using Santa’s Speedy Delivery.

Stamping Bella Santa's Speedy Delivery (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, E00, E01, E11, G16, G28, N0, N1, N3, N9, R24, R29, R39, R83, R85, R89, Y35, YR16; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use  any current Stamping Bella image and the photo below as inspiration:

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If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company new Happy Harvest paper and more

Hi everyone! Today I’m popping in to share two cards using Queen & Company’s new Happy Harvest patterned paper as well as new sentiment dies (coming soon).

Queen & Company Happy Harvest paper and new sentiment dies

Happy Harvest is a lovely collection of fall themed patterns. I used the lighter paper as a background, stripes for the “pumpkins” and brown and green for stems and leaves. I used the circle tag die to create the tag as well as the plain circular frames. Here’s how I perfectly removed the tag loop on the left and right pumpkins:

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First, die-cut the tag shape from striped paper. I hung the die off the edge of the paper since I didn’t need the whole loop.

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Once the tag is die-cut, carefully place the paper back into the die, face down, with the extra loop area at the bottom. (That part could be along any side, just not at the top as that is the area we want to cleanly remove.)

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Run the tag/die through the die-cutting machine a second time. The extra loop area is now perfectly removed. :)

Queen & Company Tag Shaped Shaker kit with new sentiment dies

Inside the shaker, I placed new Gem Toppings mixed with circular Wood Toppings and orange Pops. Once the shaker and additional pumpkins were created and assembled, I tied on a bit of hemp cord, added a few new orange Bubbles, and new die-cut sentiment word “happy.” “Autumn” was stamped from the Windows Shaped Shaker kit stamp set.

Supplies: Happy Harvest patterned paper, Tags Shaker Kit, Gems Toppings, Wood Toppings, Pops Toppings, new sentiment dies, Bubbles, stamp from Windows Shaped Shaker Kit, Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Happy Harvest paper and new sentiment dies

Next, I used Happy Harvest papers, new sentiment dies and Tag Shaped Shaker kit to create a fun fall birthday greeting.

Queen & Company Happy Harvest paper and new sentiment dies

Inside the shaker, I sprinkled new Gems Toppings and gold and green Rubble. The new sentiment dies were used with brown patterned paper from Happy Harvest.  As a finishing touch, I adhered a few yellow Bubbles and then three tiny Gems around the sentiment. New Gems are perfect as tiny embellishments and easy to adhere as the backs are flat. I used Sheer Glue to adhere.

Supplies: Tags Shaker Kit, Gems Toppings, Rubble ToppingsHappy Harvest patterned paper, new sentiment dies, Bubbles, Sheer Glue

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

A Few Bucks for You (paper smooches)

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m trying to work on a stash of Christmas cards. I don’t send handmade cards to everyone on my list, but I like to have enough for those whom I know appreciate the effort.  :)

Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Icons dies

Today I’ve used Santa Paws with Santa Paws Icons dies by Paper Smooches. (Santa Paws Icons dies are currently 50% off!)

Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Icons dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, E43, E47, E59, R29, R89; Glossy Accents

Each “buck” was colored with Copic markers (listed above) with the noses then covered with Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Merry Christmas (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! This week with Stamping Bella we are working with any image that is not from the latest release (or “vintage”). I’ve been trying to focus a bit on  Christmas cards so I chose to use Elves with Treats from The Littles Christmas Collection.

Stamping Bella The Littles Elves with Treats

I used the stamp with the three elves and candies/cookie together. The elves and candies are also available as a set with each image as a separate stamp HERE. That way you can create your own Little scenes as well.  :)

Stamping Bella The Littles Elves with Treats (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C00, C1, C2, C3, C9, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, G05, R24, R29, R83, R85, R89, RV10, RV11, RV32, Y23, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR12, YR14; Signo white gel pen; gold Zig Painty marker

Once stamped and colored, I added a die-cut string of Christmas lights (also colored with Copic markers, a Signo White gel pen and a gold Zig Painty marker).

Stamping Bella Little Bits Fall Fruit and Nature

This week on Instagram, I also posted the above card.  (Trying to fit in a quick fall card before fall disappears.) I used Fall Fruit and leaves from Nature from The Little Bits Fall Collection with a Fall Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Fall Fruit and Nature (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E07, E07, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59, G21, G24, G28, R24, R29, R59, R89, Y21, YR16, YR18

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the November Stamp of the Month (Edna Loves the Ocean, 25% off through 11/30), which means use an image from the Edna the Fairy Godmother.  If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Thanksgiving Blessings (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. We’ve had more rain. Seriously…enough is enough. Everything is so soggy.

Paper Smooches Thanksgiving dies

Today my card features Thanksgiving dies with a sentiment from Fall Sampler by Paper Smooches. Super quick and easy.  :)

Paper Smooches Thanksgiving dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E07, E08, E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR04, YR18, YR23

After die-cutting the images from dark brown card stock, I removed all the inside pieces then die-cut again from X-Press It Blending Card. I colored the inside areas with Copic markers then inserted the pieces into the dark brown image frames.

Tip: It’s easiest to color the pieces without removing them from the image frame. If the pieces fall out, simply put them back in to color.

A sentiment from Fall Sampler finished the card. (I carefully snipped apart the Thanksgiving blessings stamp so it was easier to arrange the sentiment. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of the simple word “blessings” by itself…and I really like the font.)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s November Stamp of the Month

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week we are featuring the November Stamp of the Month, Edna Loves the Ocean from the Edna the Fairy Godmother Collection. She and the coordinating die are 25% off through November 30.

Stamping Bella Edna Loves the Ocean (Edna the Fairy Godmother Collection)

Along with Edna, I used a sun from The Littles Ice Cream & Lemonade.

Stamping Bella Edna Loves the Ocean (Edna the Fairy Godmother Collection) close-up

Copic markers – BG0000, E00, E01, E11, E25, E29, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E79, N7, N9, R01, R02, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23, YR24, 100

Along each side, I added a strip of Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper. (I’m kind of addicted to it in case you hadn’t noticed….)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Hattie Loves Halloween

Earlier this week, I posted the above card using Tiny Townie Hattie Loves Halloween on Instagram.  I adore her.  :)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Hattie Loves Halloween (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, E37, N2, N3, N7, N9, 110, RV63, V15, V17, V22, Y21, YR23

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.”) If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Have a BOO-tiful day

Paper Smooches Halloween Icons dies and Halloween Sampler

If you celebrate, have a safe and BOOtiful day!

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Paper Smooches Halloween Sampler and fab bat from Halloween Icons dies.

1amichele siggy

More Monster Mash fun from Queen & Company

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend.  :)  Today I’m sharing two more cards using Queen & Company‘s Monster Mash kit.  It’s so very cute with several different themes possible using the fun coordinating stamp set.  The kit includes six colors of pompoms, each in two different sizes, 26 dies (!) providing base layouts for the pompoms, arms, legs, hair, antennae, smiles with white backdrops for creating easy teeth, gloobers for super quick adherance of the poms, and lets not forget the EYES! Serious monster love, here!

Queen & Company Monster Mash kit

First I created a friendly monster hello. The base shape (which includes embossed circles to help in pom placement) was die-cut then gloobers and poms adhered. After die-cutting the hair, I colored a piece of white string with a pink Copic marker then tied around a piece of the hair.

Queen & Company Monster Mash kit (close-up)

The sentiment was white embossed on Fright Fest patterned paper  with a scattering of pink Epoxy Dots applied as a finishing touch.

Queen & Company Monster Mash kit

Next, I have a fun “human” birthday card.  :)  I created the monster as above, adhering the body at a tilt with balloons (not included in the kit) carrying him away. Again, the sentiment was white embossed on Fright Fest patterned paper with Epoxy Dots added as confetti.

Queen & Company Monster Mash kit (close-up)

Following are links to the kit, refills and additional embellishments to coordinate – Monster Mash Kit, Monster Bubbles Bundle, Monster Mash PomPom refill, Eyeball refill, Epoxy Dots and Fright Fest paper pad.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

I Love You to the North Pole and Back (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Happy Friday! This week the Stamping Bella challenge was to use any image from the latest release.

Stamping Bella Rosie and Bernie at the  North Pole

I used adorable Rosie and Bernie in the North Pole. I especially love that sentiment.

Stamping Bella Rosie and Bernie at the  North Pole (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, C2, C5, E00, E01, R01, R02, R29, R39, R83, RV11, RV32

I colored with Copic markers then added shimmer to the snow and igloo using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. Once assembled, I added small snowflakes and the bit of baker’s twine.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Welcome Autumn (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! Finally, we have fall weather in this part of the country and I am really enjoying it. (It took so very long to arrive!)

Paper Smooches Autumn Groves and Fall Tree dies

Today I’ve used Autumn Groves stamp set with Fall Tree die by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Autumn Groves and Fall Tree dies

Copic markers – E00, E07, E08, E09, E11, E13, E33, E35, E37, R01, R29, Y21, YG17, YR04, YR23

I first taped off a section at the bottom to sponge in a grass area then shifted the tape down over the green to spone in a sky. After adding the leaves (which were colored with Copic markers, listed above), I adhered a few brown sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your weather is as nice as mine (today, anyway).  :)

1amichele siggy