A Best Friend Loves You…(stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week we were to use an image from the Backdrop category. I chose the Corkboard (mostly because I wanted to color I Heart You Snapshot). They’re a perfect match.

Stamping Bella Corkboard Backdrop and Snapshots I Heart You

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Once colored, I stamped the girl on the right again onto dotted patterned paper (Doodlebug Milk & Cookies), carefully cut out the shirt then adhered over the image and added a bit of shading with a gray marker.

Stamping Bella Corkboard Backdrop and Snapshots I Heart You (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R39, R83, R85, RV06, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I adhered a small heart banner in the corner and added three of my hundreds of unused brads. (The hearts at the bottom of the snapshot were removed from the banner.)

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a stamp from Stamping Bella’s latest release.  You can find all of those options HERE. 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

LOVE you (queen & company)

Hi everyone. I wanted to do a bit of coloring for today’s The Daily Marker 30-day color challenge, but I didn’t have a lot of time. So I colored my favorite critter from Simon Says Stamp‘s Best Friends stamp set (I’m a bit obsessed with it at the moment) and placed him inside the LOVE foam front shaker kit from Queen & Company.

Queen & Company LOVE foam front/Simon Says Stamp Best Friends

It was super quick and easy. Inside the shaker, I placed paper from the Heart Throb paper pad along with Pops and Diamonds.

Queen & Company LOVE foam front/Simon Says Stamp Best Friends

Copic markers – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37

Before adhering the card front over the assembled shaker, I removed about 1/4″ from the top and bottom edges. I adhered two thin strips of plaid paper to the acetate on each end then added the card cover over top. Lastly, I die-cut and  adhered “you” from Word Dies 1.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow.  :)

1amichele siggy

You Have a Kind Heart (simon says stamp)

Hi everyone.  I recently purchased a couple stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp‘s latest release. The other day I colored Best Friends (super-super-cute set) and posted on Instagram.  Today I colored the larger image from Kind Flowers. It’s a lovely set filled with flowers and quite a many kind sentiments.

Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then stamped the smaller sentiment using white ink on black card stock then white embossed.

Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, C00, C1, C2, C3, E35, G28, R39, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, YR23

I also added a little plop of Glossy Accents into the flower centers and surrounding dots.

Thanks for visiting today. I’ll be back soon.  :)

1amichele siggy

Squidgy Thanks (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Today I did a bit of coloring for The Daily Marker 30-day color challenge on Instagram. (The challenge isn’t limited to Instagram.  That’s just where I choose to post. If you’d like to keep up with ALL of my work, you can find it HERE. It’s easier to see everything together rather than scroll through blog pages.)

I’ve used Daisy Squidgy from Stamping Bella. She’s my favorite of the squidgies.

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy

After coloring with markers, I paper-pieced the dress then added a bit of stitching around the panel edges. Paper is my favorite from Queen & Company, Flirty FloralsI love, love, love it.

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G19, G46, R000, R00, R01, R02, W00, W1, W2, Y21, Y32, YG03,YG06, YG09, YR23, YR24, YR27

If you like to color, using any medium, you should check out the 30-day color challenge. The idea is to simply color for 10 minutes each day. That’s it.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s new Candy Land Shaker Kit

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing two cards I created using a brand new kit from Queen & Company! (Coming soon!)  Candy Land is an adorable new kit packed with candy themed patterned paper, dies, pre-cut foam and acetate shapes, toppings, stamps and even fibers to create cotton candy! It’s totally adorable and perfect for sending sweet greetings and loads of birthday fun!

Birthday-Sweet-500

On my first card, I used the lollipop die to create a cute shaker filled with multi-colored candy dots. The kit includes five colors of dots, several of which have different sizes of candies. (Some are teeny, teeny tiny.  So cute!)

Birthday-Sweet-CU-500

After die-cutting the lollipop shape from three patterned papers, I trimmed away the sticks and replaced each with white die-cut sticks. Once the front panel was assembled, I added a bit of stitching as well as a scattering of pink and purple confetti toppings.  (There are six different colors of round confetti in the kit!) The sentiment was stamped in black with the words “birthday” and “sweet” stamped in purple.

To finish my card, I cut another panel of white card stock slightly smaller than the card front and adhered inside to hide the stitching.

Supplies:  Candy Land Shaker Kit, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Sweet-Hugs-500

Next, I used one of the two candy jar dies to create a Sweet Hugs card. I placed the foam shape on the back so the jar is flush with the surrounding white card stock.

Sweet-Hugs-CU-500

Inside the shaker, I placed an assortment of flat confetti and round dots then added a die-cut label/sentiment over the acetate.

Tip: To create level support around the foam shaker, trim and apply pieces of the leftover foam (from inside the shaker shape) around the back edges of the shaker panel.

Supplies:  Candy Land Shaker Kit, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

The Candy Land Kit is so much fun! I’m certain it will be a big hit!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping today!

1amichele siggy

Celebrate (with teeny stars)

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card to share using Paper Smooches‘ new Teeny Stars dies. It was super-quick and easy, and works for male or female. (Masculine cards are so hard for me.)

Paper Smooches Celebrate Word Die and Teeny Stars Dies

I first die-cut the word Celebrate several times from black card stock then once from silver foil card stock. I layered all then adhered to the center of the black panel.

Paper Smooches Celebrate Word Die and Teeny Stars Dies

Copic markers – B16, BG15, G05, RV14, V17, Y17, YR04

I die-cut the stars from silver foil as well then colored most with Copic markers. When I looked closely at the foil paper, I could see very slight directional lines (grain) so I colored in the direction of the lines and that way, the added color was pretty smooth.  To create the tiny dots, I die-cut a scrap of silver foil using the Stitched Square die. The dots are the perfect little accents, I think! Once the panel was assembled, I adhered it to a silver foil panel and then to a card base.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I’ll be back tomorrow with something new and super fun from Queen & Company:)

1amichele siggy

Friends are Flowers (stamping bella)

Hello everyone.  :)  I often get caught up in using the  most recent releases, tending to forget about my older “inventory.”  But this week Stamping Bella‘s challenge was to go “vintage.”  Not to create a vintage style but to use an older image or stamp set. YAY!  The perfect push to revisit old favorites.  I have always loved the Lulu stamps so that’s the first line that entered my mind.  :)

Stamping Bella Lulu's Garden of Daisies

I have several Lulu stamps so it was actually a bit of a tough decision, which to use. I decided on Lulu’s Garden of Daisies.

Stamping Bella Lulu's Garden of Daisies (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, V01, V12, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, Y21, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, YR18, YR23

After coloring with Copic markers, I added a subtle shimmer to Lulu’s dress using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. The sentiment, from Garden Girl Flower Sentiments was stamped using black and purple ink, then die-cut with a die from a lovely set, gifted to me by my very sweet and generous friend, Bev. ♥

Next week’s challenge

Use a stamp from the same category as this month’s Stamp of the Month which is Winter Backdrop (20% off through 1/31 by the way). So next week we’ll use any other backdrop stamp. 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

love you (stamping bella)

Hi everyone.  Today I did a bit of coloring using an image from Stamping Bella‘s latest release.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon

I just *love* the heart shaped ribbon being held by Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon.  So cute.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, R05, R14, R24, R29, R32, RV42, Y21, YR21, W00, W1, W2

I colored with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card then added a bit of stitching as well as a few die-cut Tiny Hearts (also colored with a Copic). As an afterthought, I added a bit of pattern to the dress using a 0.3 Wine Copic Multiliner.

I’ll be back soon with Stamping Bella’s challenge for this week. :)  Thanks for visiting.

1amichele siggy

 

thanks sew much (paper smooches)

Hello, and thanks for visiting today! I hope you’re smoothly getting back into the swing of things after the holiday. Sometimes it’s a slow-going process. We’ve had a couple snow days and now a three-hour early release due to possible freezing rain/ice so my return to normalcy has not yet occurred.  (Turtle speed.)

Today I’m sharing a card I created using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches‘ latest release.

Thanks-So-Much-Embr-Hoop-500

I’ve used the new Embroidery Hoop dies (which includes the hoop as well as the stitched mug and several stitches) with a sentiment from new In Stitches stamp set and Stitched Circle die.

Thanks-So-Much-Embr-Hoop-CU

I stamped the needle from In Stitches then scribbled in a bit of thread.  In Stitches stamp set is free through January 31 with any $60 retail order. Pretty awesome!

The new stitch dies and stitch stamp set are all so popular they are currently sold out but expect to be back in stock soon.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s January Stamp of the Month

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first Bellarific Friday of 2018! This week the team is working with Winter Backdrop, Stamping Bella‘s January Stamp of the Month, available at 20% off through January 31.

Stamping Bella Winter Backdrop and Snowman Love

I paired the background with Snowman Love from The Littles Collection and a Holiday Sentiment. The stamp is large enough to fit an A2 card horizontally but I chose to use it vertically.

Stamping Bella Winter Backdrop and Snowman Love (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C1, C2, C4, C5, C7, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G05, G28, R59, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y17. Y21, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG17, YR12, YR23; Copic Opaque White

After coloring with markers, I added tiny dots of Opaque White using a toothpick.

Next week’s challenge is to use a current Stamping Bella image that was not part of the latest release (in other words, an older but currently available stamp). 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 stopping by! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy