never lose hope (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! TGIF!  You may recall that Floral Forest Backdrop is Stamping Bella‘s February Stamp of the Month, 25% off through February 28. This week the team is featuring other Backdrops from the shop.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop

I chose Garden Backdrop, adding in Butterfly Girl Bess (with coordinating die) and a sentiment from Butterfly Sentiment set.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B97, B99, E00, E01, E11, E13, E23, E25, E29, E31, E33, E50, E51, E53, E79, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23, 110, Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

All were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.  For additional detail, I added Kirarina Wink White Pearl dots to the wings, strips of kraft X-Press It Paper Deco tape along the top and bottom edges of the backdrop as well as a few of Paper Smooches’ Tiny Hearts die-cuts.

Also this week, I posted the two cards below on Instagram. (Photos taken with my phone so they are not the best. Sorry about that.)

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Heart You

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, BV00, BV01, BV02, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E29, E31, E35, E37, E49, R00, R01, R39, R83, RV11, RV32, V28, Y21

Snapshots I Heart You with Happy Hearts patterned paper from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Row of Bunny Wobbles

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, R000, R20, R30

Row of Bunny Wobbles with partial sentiment from Unicorn Sentiment set.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  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

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Paper Smooches NEW February Release Hop!

Hello everyone!  (I’m SO excited!) It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release!  ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products in the Paper Smooches store HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize — a $25 gift code to use in the Paper Smooches on-line shop.

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below. (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs as well as the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment.

Ways to increase your chances of winning x4 on each blog:

Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies

Today I’m sharing a card using new So Cute Fairy stamp set and coordinating dies. She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E35, E37, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After coloring, I added subtle sparkle using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and added dots to the wings using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. I paired the fairy with Tooth Fairy dies, adding fun sequins from Queen & Company into and falling out of the pocket. Cute paper is Happy Hearts, also from Queen & Company.

Thanks so much for visiting today, and good luck!

1amichele siggy

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may all your dreams come true (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone!  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with “vintage” images, which simply means “any image not from the most recent release.” I love revisiting the older images. Too often we get caught up in the new and forget about the old(er).

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer

This week I chose Dorothy the Dreamer.  I love to read so pretty much any image with books goes right into my ‘favorites’ pile. This one is no exception.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, BV01, BV02, BV25, BV29, BV23, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G07, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using a Squidgy Pal and flower from Little Bits Floral Set.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E00, E01, E11, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, R12, R20, R24, R39, R59, R83, R85, RV32, V04, W00, 110

The background was created by adhering a strip of Post It Tape then blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I *love* the Distress Oxide inks as they are THE easiest to blend without leaving blending pad marks behind. They are very forgiving.  🙂

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the February Stamp of the Month (Floral Forest Backdrop, 25% off through 2/28/19), which means use an image from the Backdrop category. 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

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Pompom Fun with Queen & Company’s New Love Monster Kit

Hi everyone! Have you seen Queen & Company‘s newset pompom kit, Love Monster?  Oh. My. Gosh.  It’s sooo cute and so much fun!  It coordinates perfectly with Monster Mash so all dies, pompoms, etc. allow for numerous possibilities. The Love Monster kit includes 20 (!) steel dies, Happy Hearts 6×6 paper pad, 4×6 clear stamp set, 150 large poms (50 per color), 75 small poms (25 per color), 8 sheets of specialty gloobers, 30 epoxy eyeballs, 30 google eyeballs.

My favorite parts of the new Love Monster kit are those long arms and legs. Here, I snipped the legs apart so I could create a super happy, dancing monster.

In the photo above in the bottom left corner you can see one of the dies for the body shape. Each of the embossed circles guides placement for each pompom. After die-cutting the body, I adhered a small Gloober to each circle then pressed pompoms firmly over each one.

On the above card, I gently bent each of the arms around a pencil before gluing in place to hold the die-cut heart. (I LOVE those arms!)

The wings were die-cut from translucent vellum then colored with a Copic marker.

There’s still time for you to grab a Love Monster kit!  Also available are refill pompoms.  (Can’t stress the amount of fun in this kit!)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Stamping Bella February Stamp of the Month

Hi everyone. Thanks for visiting today.  🙂  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with our February Stamp of the Month, Floral Forest Backdrop, 25% off through February 28.

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Backdrop

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card (or 125 sheet pack ) and colored with Copic markers (listed below close-up photo). Once colored, I added white dots using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Backdrop (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, BG70, BG72, BG75, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G40, G43, G46, R01, R02, R22, R24, R29, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, RV63, V05, V06, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR02, YR15, YR16; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

On top of the yellow and orange flower, I added a super cute Little Bits Fairy. She’s adhered using Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares. (I love those.)  The sentiment (from Cactus Baby in a Pot) was stamped in white then white embossed.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal. with sentiment from Marching Chick.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, E53, G40, G43, G46, R01, W00, W01, Y21, YR18, YR23

I easily stamped the sentiment in two colors using my MISTI and Post It tape.

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 again for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

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hey baby (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Today the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the latest release. Among my favorites of the latest are the new Baby Baby images.

Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby in a Pot

How CUTE is Hydrangea Baby in a Pot! I love her.

Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby in a Pot (close-up)

Copic markers – BG96, E00, E01, E11, E13, E07, E08, E09, E33, G43, G46, R01, R02, V01, V15, V17, V99

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card (or 125 sheet pack ) and colored with Copic markers (listed above). Once colored, I die-cut the image with the Hydrangea Baby Cut It Out Die. Before white embossing the sentiment on black card stock, I swiped my powder tool across the paper several times to prevent random dots of embossing powder from sticking. The powder easily wipes away with your finger once the embossing powder is set.  As a finishing touch, I adhered a few of Queen & Company‘s lavender rhinestones. (There are 16 colors with a nice assortment of sizes within each.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Penelope has a Pencil

Yesterday I posted the above card using Penelope has a Pencil on Instagram. (Even if you are not an Instagram user, you can easily see ALL of my cards in one spot by clicking the link.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Penelope has a Pencil (close-up)

Copic markers – B45, B97, B99, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E70, E71, E74, E77, R00, R01, R20, R21, R22, R24, R39, R59, W3, W4, W5, Y21

She also was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used  my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to adhere the sentiment.

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

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welcome baby (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! My card today features a baby theme without using baby themed dies.

I created a super quick and easy card using Paper SmoochesBows dies with a sentiment from Salutations. Salutations is a great sentiment set to have on hand as it covers all of the most popular card giving occasions.

When adhering the bows, I applied adhesive only to the center portion so the bow loops and ends are free to bend forward just a bit. As a finishing touch, I adhered three Gems from Queen & Company. They add just a teeny tiny bit of sparkle. 🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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do what brings you joy. discard the rest. (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! TGIF! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the Gnomes line of stamps. (You may recall that Gnome Bouquet is the January Stamp of the Month, 25% off through 1/31. Coordinating dies is also on sale, available in limited quantites.)  I chose my favorite, Gnome on a Swing.

Stamping Bella Gnome on a Swing

I think Stamping Bella has some of the best sentiments. I love this one. 🙂

Stamping Bella Gnome on a Swing (close up)

Copic markers – E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, R12, R14, R24, R32, Y21, Y32, YG68, YG97, YR23

As usual, I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  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

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get back up (stamping bella)

Hello, friends! How is your week going? I’ve been busy with the normal “stuff,” plus I’ve been obsessed with a book, The Road Beyond Ruin. (I love historical fiction.) I stayed up so late trying to finish it but I just couldn’t.

Today I’m sharing a card using Football Squidgy from Stamping Bella. I adore the sentiment.  🙂

Stamping Bella Football Squidgy

After stamping the image onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then die-cut with the coordinating Football Squidgy die.

Stamping Bella Football Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B93, B95, B97, B99, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R29, R39, R89, W7, 110

I used Queen & Company‘s Magical Characters patterned paper as a base as well as a fussy cut banner, also from the paper pad. I also thought it would be fun to include a panel of embossed numbers from Taylored ExpressionsTake a Number embossing folder.  Then as a finishing touch, I added a few epoxy dots.

I will be back tomorrow for Stamping Bella’s weekly challenge. See you then!

1amichele siggy

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i love you so much (paper smooches)

Hello everyone. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using Lots of Love from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Lots of Love

I first stamped onto watercolor paper then used Gansai Tambi watercolors to create a stained glass-ish look. I love how transparent the overlap appears. Note: It’s important to allow each color/area to dry completely before moving on to adjacent areas so that colors don’t blend where unwanted.

Paper Smooches Lots of Love (close-up)

Once watercolored, I die-cut the sentiment into a tag shape, tied a bit of hemp, white embossed the sentiment and added a small strip of zig-zag stitching.   (The “so much” stamp is from Pineapple Crush.)

Thanks so much for visiting today.  🙂

1amichele siggy

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