Monthly Archives: August 2018

Especially Happy (stamping bella0

Hi everyone! I cannot believe how quickly summer is zipping by! It’s already time for another fun challenge with Stamping Bella:)

This week the team is designing with any current image not from the latest release. I chose Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea. I love her.  :)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea

After coloring with Copic markers, I added a sentiment using a combination of new Happy dies (I used the smallest of the three) and a stamped sentiment from Tiny Townie Ellie the Elf.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea (close-up)

Copic markers – BV00, BV11, BV25, BV34, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G28, G43, G46, R01, W00, W1, W2, Y21

Also, yesterday I posted the card below on Instagram.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Bookworm

Squidgy Bookworm was also colored with Copic markers (listed below). Isn’t she adorable?

Stamping Bella Squidgy Bookworm (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, E00, E01, E11, E27, E31, E33, E35, E47, E50, E51, E53, E55, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp of the Month (Tiny Townie Bonnie Loves Bows), which means use an image from the Tiny Townie.  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

Life is a Circus (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by! My card today uses Enjoy the Show stamp set from Paper Smooches. (My life has indeed been a circus the last couple months. I can relate to that clown.  Hopefully soon everything will return to a more normal pace. )

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show

I first planned out my “scene” by arranging the stamps, overlapping where necessary. I determined the clown would be in the foreground so I stamped him first, then while the stamp was still inky, I stamped again onto a Post It note. I cut that out and used it as a mask over the stamped image before stamping the elephant, his box and sentiment.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show (close-up)

For balls, I used an assortment of Doodlebug’s Matte Sprinkles to match the dots on Doodlebug’s Puppy Love patterned paper.

I’ll be back soon.  :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s August Stamp of the Month (and an extra)

Hi everyone! It’s time to share Stamping Bella‘s August Stamp of the Month. Tiny Townie Bonnie Loves Bows is 20% off through August 31st. (You can find all of the sweet Tiny Townies here.)

Stamping Bella Bonnie Loves Bows

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers, choosing colors from the pretty patterned paper from Echo Park Have Faith.

Stamping Bella Bonnie Loves Bows (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R01, R02, R83, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21

The full sentiment reads “Sending You Lots of Hugs.” I chose to use only the word “hugs,” stamping it into the heart.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Wilma Loves Wine

Also this week, I created a card using one of my favorites from the latest release, Uptown Girl Wilma Loves Wine.

Stamping Bella Wilma Loves Wine (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R01, V15, V17, W00, W1, Y11, Y21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl

Once colored, I added a pattern of white dots using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

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

Queen & Company’s New Bug Jar Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two cards I created with Queen & Company’s adorable new Bug Jar kit. The kit ingredients work well on their own, or perfectly with my favorite, Love Jar kit.  The Bug Jar kit includes 30 stamps, 16 dies and 11 collections of the cutest little bug toppings!

Queen & Company Bug Jar/Love Jar Kits

To create my first card, I used the jar and lid die from the Love Jar kit, with patterned papers from Birthday Bash paper pad. Inside the jar, I placed cute tiny bee toppings along with some blue flowers from the Love Jar kit.

Queen & Company Bug Jar/Love Jar kits

I stamped, colored and die-cut several bees, attaching two to the shaker window using Sheer Glue. The glue was placed behind the body portion only so the wings were free to bend forward just a bit. I adhered a third bee over a stamped dotted trail and tucked the last one just inside the jar lid. He’s looking for a quick escape.  :) Lastly, I tied a bit of yellow twine (from the Love Jar kit) around the jar lid.

Supplies:  Bug Jar kit, Love Jar kit, Birthday Bash patterned paper, Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Bug Jar kit

I kept my second card very simple, using only stamps and dies from the Bug Jar kit. After stamping the branch and leaves, I added a bit of shadow using light gray markers to create dimension. The caterpillar was stamped, colored then die-cut and adhered above the branch.

Queen & Company Bug Jar kit

I stamped the cute sentiment beneath the branch then adhered the completed panel over Fruit Basket patterned paper.

Supplies: Bug Jar kit, Fruit Basket patterned paper, Sheer Glue

In addition to the Bug Jar Kit, a collection of refill Bug Jar Toppings are available.

I see the Bug Jar kit quickly becoming one of my favorites. I adore the sentiments and bugs!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy