Monthly Archives: March 2018

Fun with Rosie (stamping bella)

Hi everyone.  This week with Stamping Bella we’re sharing cards using images from the latest release. There were sooo many cute images from which to choose. I at least narrowed it down to a category – Rosie & Bernie:)

Stamping Bella I Spy Rosie & Bernie

My first card uses new I Spy Rosie & Bernie with a Unicorn Sentiment.

Stamping Bella I Spy Rosie & Bernie (clsoe-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG78, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, R02, R39, R81, R83, R85, RV10, RV11, RV21, RV32, V12, V15, Y17, Y38; Kirarina Wink White Pearl

After coloring with markers, I added bright white dots to Rosie’s dress and hat using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (If you don’t have one, you *need* one. There are other colors too.  The coverage is completely opaque, even on dark!)

Stamping Bella Rosie & Bernie in New York City

Next, I used a combination of Rosie & Bernie in New York City, Statue of Liberty and Summer Sentiments.

Stamping Bella Rosie & Bernie in New York City (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, C3, C7, 110, E00, E01, E11, E15, E31, E33, E35, E37, E97, E99, G000, R01, R29, RV000, RV10, RV11, Y17

I used a scalloped border die to create (sponge) the sky background, cut out the statue by hand and used the coordinating die for Rosie and Bernie. I love that they’re eating hot dogs.  :)

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

More New Mini Stamps from Queen & Company

Hi everyone! I’ve been having lots of fun with Queen & Company‘s Shaped Shaker kits and new coordinating mini stamp sets.  My cards today both use Dog Shaped Shaker set with its coordinating mini stamp set and Picture Perfect patterned paper.

You-Are-Pawsome-500

On my first card, I created a background of patterns from Picture Perfect paper pad. After adding the stitching, I stamped the sentiment in white ink then white embossed.

You-Are-Pawsome-500-CU

Inside the shaker, I placed blue, green and white Pops, covering with white card stock paws. For a bit of additional embellishment, I adhered a few black Epoxy Dots, rounded the corners and popped up the panel on foam tape.

Supplies: Dog Shaped Shaker Kit, mini stamp set, Pops, Picture Perfect paper pad, Epoxy Dots, Sheer Glue

Next I created a more feminine dog card using the inside (negative) pieces from the bone shaker die.

Yappy-Birthday-500

I cut the bones from various patterns within the Picture Perfect paper pad and white card stock then adhered in the shape of a pile with the sentiment stamped beneath.

Yappy-Birthday-500-CU

Before adhering the panel to my card base with foam tape, I adhered a scattering of new Jewel toppings and tied a bow of baker’s twine.

Supplies: Dog Shaped Shaker Kit, mini stamp set, Jewel toppings, Picture Perfect paper pad, Sheer Glue

For easy viewing, you can find all available Shaped Shaker Kits with each corresponding mini stamp set HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

happy spring (paper smooches)

Hi everyone!  Happy spring (assuming it is spring where you are). As I type this (which is a bit earlier than it will actually post), we are getting 6-10 inches of snow.  Yuck.

Paper Smooches Spring Fling

Today I’ve used cute Spring Fling and Spring Fling Icons dies by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Spring Fling (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, R000, RV11, V15, Y17, Y21, Y38, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR14, YR18

I love how she’s hugging her carrot. Haha. (So cute.)  Copic markers used are noted above.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

1amichele siggy

Do What Brings You Joy (stamping bella)

Hi everyone!  I’m popping in today with a card I created using one of Stamping Bella‘s latest releases, Gnome on a Swing. I adore the gnome, but even more, I adore the sentiment.

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And note that bitty caterpillar on the branch. So cute.  :)

I stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card then stamped only the branch end again, above and below the swing branch. All coloring was done with Copic markers (listed below close-up photo).

Stamping Bella Gnome On a Swing (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, BG11, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R27, R29, R35, R39, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, Y38, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR14, YR18

The bit of bright stripes and green patterned paper are from Queen & Company‘s Fruit Basket paper pad.  Bright enamel dots are from Taylored Expressions.

You can find all of Stamping Bella’s latest release HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Live Life in Full Bloom (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella. This week we were to create based on the inspiration photo found at the bottom of this post.

Stamping Bella Mini Frenchie and Garden Girl Sentiments

I used Mini Frenchie set and coordinating dies with a sentiment from Garden Girl Sentiments, pulling colors and flowers from the inspiration photo.

Stamping Bella Mini Frenchie and Garden Girl Sentiments (close-up)

Copic markers – BV0000, BV20, BG96, G40, G43, G46, R30, R83, RV11, RV32, RV91, RV95, V20, V91

Each image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The little dog and pail image was popped up on a bit of foam tape.

Recently posted on Instagram:

(Shown here with Copic marker info)

Stamping Bella Edna to the Rescue

Edna to the Rescue: Copic markers – B0000, B42, B52, B93, B95, B97, C00, C1, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E35, E37, R01, R29, R39, Y21

Stamping Bella Meet Rosie & Bernie

Stamping Bella Meet Rosie & Bernie – Copic markers: B41, B52, B93, B95, B97, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E13, E50, R00, R01, R20, R21, RV000, RV00, RV02

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

A Million Reasons (pink fresh studio)

Hi everyone. I recently bought a couple stamp sets from Pink Fresh Studio and finally had a bit of time to play with one of them.

Pink Fresh Studio Happy Everything

The wreath and mouse in Happy Everything are darling. The set includes quite a few lovely sentiments too. I used one of my favorites here.

Pink Fresh Studio Happy Everything (close-up)

To create the appearance of the mouse holding the flower, I simply nipped the stem at an angle to fit his hand.  I then adhered the flower and stem to each side of the mouse’s arm. I did the same sort of thing with the flowers tucked in the bow. I cut the stems just below the leaves then adhered to each side of the tied string so the flowers “look” like they are held in place.  (White string was colored with a  Copic marker to match the paper and ink used.)

Thanks for visiting today.  :)

1amichele siggy

Spring Blessings (paper smooches)

Hello everyone.  I have a card to share today using a super-sweet stamp set from Paper SmoochesEco Friendly. (We’re still waiting for spring here. Winter simply does not want to let go.)

Paper Smooches Eco Friendly

I adore this image. It’s just so cute.  :)  To the left and right, I added a few die-cut flowers with circles from Polka Dot Borders in the centers. They’re the perfect size!

Paper Smooches Eco Friendly (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E21, E30, E55, R20, YR20, YR21

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon!

1amichele siggy

New Mini Stamp Sets from Queen & Company

Hi everyone! Did you know Queen & Company recently released nine new mini stamp sets? Each one coordinates perfectly with their Shaped Shaker Kits.  I have two samples today using the Spring Shaped Shaker kit and new Spring clear stamp set.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit

I kept my card very simple, using white card stock and a scrap of Flirty Florals patterned paper.  I die-cut the umbrella and cloud, nipping away the part of the cloud that fell within the umbrella.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside the shaker, I placed an assortment of new Jewel toppings.  The bright hearts, stars and flowers come in eight colors and are perfect for shaker cards!

Supplies:  Spring Shaped Shaker kit, Spring clear stamp set, Flirty Florals patterned paper, Jewels toppings, Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit

Next, I adhered the sun and cloud die-cuts from Spring Shaped Shaker kit over Simple Stripes patterned paper then stamped a second sentiment from Spring clear stamp set. I love the thin white lines within the word SHINE.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit (close-up)

This time I used only the clear and yellow Jewels, adhering “rays” of yellow flowers coming from the sun. Toppings are perfect for shaker cards, but I also like to use them as embellishments outside of a shaker.  :)

Supplies:  Spring Shaped Shaker kit, Spring clear stamp set, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Jewels toppings, Sheer Glue

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Ice Cream Solves Everything (i wish)

Happy Friday, everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is creating from the Stamp of the Month category, Cool Chicks .  There’s still time to get Irish Chicks at 20% off (through 3/31).

Today I’ve used Chicks with a Sprinkle on Top. :)

Ice-Cream-Solves-Everything-500

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Chicks with a Sprinkle on Top (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E30, E31, E33, E35, E47, E50, 51, E53, R39, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG11, YR18, YR23

After layering atop Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper, I added a few enamel shapes and a couple of tiny staples.

Stamping Bella Ella Loves Easter

Copic markers – B0000, B000, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, RV11, RV32, R83, R85, V15, V17, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23

Earlier this week, I posted the card above using (Ella Loves Easter) on Instagram and wanted to include it here with the Copic markers used, if  anyone was interested.

Next week’s challenge

Create using the following photo as inspiration.

March-23

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

Compost Happens (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. Today I have a fun card to shared using Green Thumb by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Green Thumb

The boots are one of ten images in the set. I first stamped the bottom of each boot onto X-Press It Blending Card. I didn’t worry about masking since the bottoms are so dark (brown). I then stamped the boots onto dotted paper, cut out and adhered over the stamped bottoms.

Paper Smooches Green Thumb (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, E23, E47, E57, E79, W00, W1, W2, W3

Using Copic markers (noted above), I added mud (or “compost”) and a few little brown pearls.  Once complete, I stamped my favorite of the three sentiments in the set.  :)

In the upper right corner, I added a few Stitches and a Heart.

Wishing you a compost-free day.  :)  Thanks for visiting.

1amichele siggy