Category Archives: Copic

Change Can be Beautiful (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. I wanted to take a  moment to wish my American friends a very happy Thanksgiving. We will have a much smaller crowd than usual but that’s ok. Those who can’t be here are still close at heart.  ♥

Today I used Stamping Bella‘s Casey Has a Cornucopia, the perfect image for Thanksgiving.  And the perfect sentiment to remind us that change really can be beautiful.  :)

Stamping Bella Casey has a Cornucopia

Casey was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Casey has a Cornucopia (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E27, E31, E33, E35, E37, E57, E59, G28, R01, R24, R29, R39, R59, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG63, YG67, YG99, YR09, YR14, YR16, YR23, YR31, YR68

Have a great day, and as always, thank you for stopping by.  ♥

1amichele siggy

Happy Bird Day (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today with another quick card I created using Paper Smooches‘ new Baby Birds stamp set (free with any $60 retail order through 11/30). I also  used coordinating Baby Birds Icons dies and Deco Edge dies.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds

I used one of the Deco Edges to create “icing” on the “cake” then added some shimmery white Pinwheels from Queen & Company.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds (close-up)

Copic markers – BG02, BG05, G05, G14, R20, Y18, Y38, YG13, YR14, YR15, YR18

I adhered my Copic colored bird then stamped the sentiment into a Word Bubble. (Patterned paper from Doodlebug’s Take Note.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Especially for You (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Today I’m popping in with another Christmas card. Tiny Townie Ellie the Elf is one of my all-time favorites from Stamping Bella. I think she’s sweet as can be.  :)

Stamping Bella Ellie the Elf

She was stamped onto white card stock then colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Ellie the Elf (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E000, E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, G09, R01, R39, R59, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, YG03, YG06, YG09

After adhering to a patterned paper panel from Doodlebug Cookies & Cream, I added a few white Petite Posies from Queen & Company. They’re super sparkly and the perfect size (small).  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Emboss It (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another fun challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we were to include on our cards embossing of some kind.

Stamping Bella TIny Townie Natalie & the Nutcracker

I used new Tiny Townie Natalie & the Nutcracker with a Holiday Sentiment. I adore her and her poofy skirt.  :)

I stamped the two together, masking the right side of the dress then colored with markers, fussy cut and adhered over a Holly embossed panel.

Stamping Bella TIny Townie Natalie & the Nutcracker (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E35, E37, E40, R000, R01, R21, R29, R39, R59, N7, N9, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG17

The Holly embossing folder is from Taylored Expressions. I’m not sure if it is currently sold out or no longer available but I didn’t see it in the store to provide a link. After embossing the card stock, I used an R000 Copic marker to lightly color over the berries.

Next week’s challenge is to create using this photo as inspiration:

Nov 24

Use any current Stamping Bella image then 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!

1amichele siggy

Let’s squalk about it (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using Paper Smooches‘ super cute Baby Birds stamp set and Baby Birds Icons dies.  :)  Baby Birds stamp set is free for the month of November with any $60 retail order.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds

My bird was stamped onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers. After die-cutting, I perched him upon a stitched square frame, inserting a few die-cut branches behind him. I adore the sentiments in this set. So cute.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds (close-up)

Copic markers – B04, B06, G05, Y15, R29, RV04, YR68

The background was very lightly sponged with light blue ink, and the patterned paper is from Doodlebug Take Note (older 6×6 paper pad).

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Warmth-Joy-Happiness (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Kids in our area barely had school this week, and we were at the beach last weekend so time has absolutely flown for me.

Stamping Bella Angel Squidgies Ornament & Bells

A couple weeks ago, I used the bell squidgy from Angel Squidgies Ornament and Bells. This week I used the ornament. We were to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

Nov 10

I elongated mine but pretty much stuck to the plan.  And yes, I know my reindeer are sideways.  Oops. (I’m not changing it.)   :)

Stamping Bella Angel Squidgies Ornament & Bells (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, BG11, C00, C1, C2, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, G07, R20, Y0000, Y21, YG09, YR21, YR23; Kirarina Wink Dandelion pen

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and framed my squidgy in a stitched circle frame. In the background, I used a Dotted Lattice embossing folder which mimics the design on the ornament. Around the squidgy, I added dots using a Kirarina Wink Dandelion pen. (Patterned paper is from Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus – from last year.)

Next week’s challenge is to use embossing…dry, heat, any type. Use any current Stamping Bella image then 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!

1amichele siggy

merry everything (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! I’ve been working on more Christmas cards… :)  Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and after that, I will likely have no time. So the more I do now, the better!

Today I’ve used Little Bits Elves, Winter Tree and Holiday Sentiment Set from Stamping Bella.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Set of Elves and Winter Tree

How cute are those elves? They’re working together to get that star atop the tree. I’m not sure they’re going to make it. 😉

Stamping Bella Little Bits Set of Elves and Winter Tree (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, G05, G07,G09, R24, R29, R59, Y21, Y23, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with markers, I wrapped the tree in gold twine and added a few simple red die-cut circles.

I’ll be back tomorrow for Bellarific Friday! See you then, and thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

 

Quick and Easy With Sympathy (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I’m using new Sympathy Sampler from Paper Smooches‘ latest release. Sympathy Sampler is a lovely set of sentiments with a very nice variety of phrases.

Paper Smooches Sympathy Sampler

I paired Sympathy Sampler with previously released Blossoming Buds, stamping each of the flower bouquets in the corners then coloring softly with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches Sympathy Sampler (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E01, G20, G21, G24, G43, R83, RV32, YG07

Before adhering the panel to my card base, I slipped a new Deco Edge beneath the left side. It’s actually a die-cut strip of circles, partially hidden.

I think I’ll create a few more cards like this one but with slightly different sentiments from Sympathy Sampler. I’d rather have this type of card on hand than scramble to create one at the last minute. That’s always much more difficult.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  :)

1amichele siggy

Fun with Card Maps

Hi everyone!  This month the Paper Smooches team created Card Map samples for Becky Fleck.  (She’s so nice.)  :)   You can see each of the sketches and samples here.

Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows

I used Bitty Bungalows with corresponding Bungalows dies.

Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows (close-up)

Copic markers – E41, E42, E43, E44, RV32, R85, Y000, YG05

After coloring and die-cutting, I carefully trimmed along the right and top sides of the lower cottage door, allowing the door to be open…always. :)

Card Maps are a great starting point if the old mojo doesn’t seem to be flowing freely.  New sketches are posted each month so there is plenty of inspiration to be found! If you’re a scrapbooker, there are monthly Page Maps as well!  I also recommend adding the Page Maps Blog to your reading list.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Bell Ringing Squidgy (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! I’ve been chomping at the bit to stamp and color some of these adorable new Christmas Squidgies now available from Stamping Bella.  I thought I’d start with Angel Squidgies Ornament and Bells. :)

Stamping Bella Angel Squidgies Ornament & Bells

I love how this Squidgy is standing on her tippy toes! So cute.  :)  After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with markers, I used a pink Kirarina Wink pen to add dots to her dress.  The Kirarina Wink pens are great for adding detail over colored images. I also colored over her wings with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

Stamping Bella Angel Squidgies Ornament & Bells (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E09, E11, G07, R20, R59, R81, R83, R85, RV32, YG03, YG06, YR14, YR18; Kirarina Wink pink

I adhered the colored squidgy to a block of Doodlebug Milk & Cookies patterned paper, then die-cut and layered several frames for a bit of added dimension. The sentiment, from new Holiday Sentiment Set, was also die-cut then popped up on foam tape.

I’ll be back tomorrow for Bellarific Friday! See you then!

1amichele siggy