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Stamping Bella – A Review of 2018 and FREE PRIZES!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your holiday season! Today I’m reviewing my TEN favorite Stamping Bella cards from 2018.  Yes, I know there are only nine in the photo below. That was easier than trying to configure ten into the space but you’ll see the tenth one listed first, below.

Also…PRIZES!!  Two $50 shopping sprees will be randomly selected from all comments left on the DT blogs so be sure to comment below before heading to the Stamping Bella blog for a complete list of participating DT members!

It was fun to look back at the year. I had a bit of a difficult time, only because I seriously love so many of Stamping Bella’s images. So…in no particular order, here are my faves:

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia
Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia. Details here. Love the pretty dress and tiny present. It’s no secret that I adore the Tiny Townies.  (You will see a few more listed below.)

Stamping Bella Lulu's Garden of Daisies

Lulu’s Garden of Daisies (not currently available). Details here. I adore the Lulu images. So simple and sweet.

Stamping Bella Straight Up Floral set with Little Bits Fairy set

Straight Up Floral set with Little Bits Fairy set. Details here. Those tiny fairies!   What a fun release that was with the pretty flowers too.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Hattie Loves Halloween

Tiny Townie Hattie Love Halloween. Details here. I love this one for the adorable image and also because I tackled dark purple. Haha.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie

Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie. Details here. Super sweet puppy love. 🙂

Stamping Bella The Littles Ice Cream and Lemonade

The Littles Ice Cream and Lemonade. Details here. Simple and cute.  🙂

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Violet

Tiny Townie Garden Girl Violet.  Details here.  Another Tiny Townie. Love.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Wilma Loves Wine

Uptown Girl Wilma Loves Wine. Details here.  FUN image and cute sentiment.  🙂

Stamping Bella Tiny Towine Sammy is Sweet

Tiny Townie Sammy is Sweet.  Details here. ♥ ♥ ♥

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Snapshots I Heart You and Corboard Backdrop

Uptown Girls Snapshots I Heart You with Corkboard Backdrop. Details here. I adore all of the Snapshots images but this one is my favorite. The joint heart sign…and the sentiment….♥ ♥ ♥.

I am so thankful for Stamping Bella. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings. (Insert big squishy heart.)

Don’t forget to leave a comment below! And, to increase your chances of winning, head on over to the Stamping Bella blog for a list of participating DT members!

Thank so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Sometimes a Hug is All You Need (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week the team is working with the Squidgies category. You may recall that Celebrating Squidgy is the December Stamp of the Month (also found in this post), available only a few more days at 25% off.  Also on sale is the cooresponding die.

Stamping Bella Huggy Squidgies

For my card this week I chose to use Huggy Squidgies. The image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed below the close-up photo). After coloring, I dotted the dresses with a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (I love that pen. It is 100% opaque and a “must-have/never run out” for my stamp table!)

Stamping Bella Huggy Squidgies (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E23, E31, E34, E35, E37, E39, E59, G40, G43, G46, R01, R32, R83, RV32, Y21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

The Squidgies were adhered over a panel of Falling Hearts, with several of the hearts left in place, popped up on bits of clear foam squares.

There is no challenge next week as we’re taking a bit of time off. I will be here to share some things though so please check back!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

There’s a Time and a Place (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. It’s another fun Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Today we are posting creations using older images (not from the latest release).

Stamping Bella Whitney & Wendy Love Wine

Since it is the holiday shopping season and there are about a million people everywhere, I thought Uptown Girls Whitney & Wendy Love Wine would be completely appropriate. I normally hate shopping so this time of year, multiply that by about 400. (On-line shopping is the BEST!)

Stamping Bella Whitney & Wendy Love Wine (close-up)

Copic markers – B37, B99, BG10, BG70, C9, E000, E00, E01, E31, E34, E35, E37, G24, G46, G82, R01, R39, R83, R85, R89, RV32, Y21

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers (listed above), I trimmed the edges, cutting around the navy dress to allow that portion to extend onto the patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Santa has a Prezzie

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, C2, C5, C7, C9, 110, E00, E01, E11, E35, G12, G14, G28, R01, R29, R39, R89, Y35, YR23

Earlier this week, I posted the above card using Santa Has a Prezzie on Instagram. Markers used are listed below the photo.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the December Stamp of the Month, Celebrating Squidgy. (My sample and sale info can be found here). This means to use an image from the Squidgy 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

Stamping Bella December Stamp of the Month

Hello, everyone! Today the Stamping Bella team is sharing samples using the December Stamp of the Month, Celebrating Squidgy.

Stamping Bella Celebrating Squidgy

Copic markers – B14, B16, B18, B69, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E47, G05, G12, G14, G18, G28, R29, R30, R39, R83, R85, R89, W1, W2, W7, W9, Y11, Y21, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen, clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After stamping and coloring with Copic markers (listed above), I added subtle sparkle to the girl’s dress as well as the bottle labels using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also used a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen to add highlights to the glasses and dots to the hat.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Quinn and her Boots

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E39, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E59, R01, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21

The above card was also posted on Instagram yesterday. Uptown Girl Quinn and her Boots is one of my favorite winter UG’s.

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

Happy Chanukah (stamping bella)

Happy Friday, everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting our latest release. I absolutely adore the new Teeny Tiny Townies (and I had a need for a Chanukah/Hanukkah card) so I chose to use Chanukah.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie Chanukah

The set includes the sentiments Happy Chanukah as well as Happy Hanukkah so whichever your preference, you’re all set.  🙂

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie Chanukah (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After coloring with Copic markers (noted above), I added subtle sparkle to the Teeny Tiny Townie’s dress using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also added a few of Queen & Company‘s new Gems toppings as a quick little embellishment.

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

Mwah (stamping bella)

Hello friends! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we were to use the inspirational photo at the bottom of this post.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Snapshots - I Heart You

I used Uptown Girls Snapshots I Heart You.  (I was channeling my fellow DT member Paula Williamson here.)  There are several Snapshots images. This one is my favorite.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Snapshots - I Heart You (close-up)

Copic markers – B23, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E23, E25, E31, E35, E37, E49, E79, R00, R01, R24, R29, R39, Y21

I colored with markers (listed above) then added a Snapshot Polaroid frame mounted on clear foam squares for a bit of dimension. I then die-cut the smallest MWAH die three times, layered together then adhered at the base of the photo. The tiny heart is by Doodlebug.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia

Also this week, I posted on Instagram the above card using Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, E49, G28, G40, G43, G46, R24, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y17, Y21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Once colored (markers listed above), I added tiny dots of snow using a white Kirarina Wink pen.

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

Thankful (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in to share one final fall/Thanksgiving card.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie

Today I’ve used Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie by Stamping Bella. I adore the Teeny Tiny Townies. They’re just so tiny and cute!

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E79, G28, G85, G94, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I colored with Copic markers (listed above) then added a few die-cut leaves from Little Bits Nature.

I hope all of my American friends have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving! If you are travelling, be safe.  Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Here’s to gaining 10 pounds (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone! This week the Stamping Bella challenge was to use an image from the same category as the Stamp of the Month. The SOTM for November is Edna Loves the Ocean (25% off through 11/30) so that meant to choose any image from Edna the Fairy Godmother category.

Stamping Bella Edna Under the Mistletoe

I chose Edna Under the Mistletoe. I her. 🙂

Stamping Bella Edna Under the Mistletoe (close-up)

(I seem to have misplaced the list of markers used. If I find it, I will update here.)

After coloring with Copic markers, I used a white Kirarina Wink pen to add dots to the green tissue paper. (Snowflake Confetti from Taylored Expressions.)

Stamping Bella Santa's Speedy Delivery

Also, this week I posted the above card on Instagram using Santa’s Speedy Delivery.

Stamping Bella Santa's Speedy Delivery (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, E00, E01, E11, G16, G28, N0, N1, N3, N9, R24, R29, R39, R83, R85, R89, Y35, YR16; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use  any current Stamping Bella image and the photo below as inspiration:

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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 Few Bucks for You (paper smooches)

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m trying to work on a stash of Christmas cards. I don’t send handmade cards to everyone on my list, but I like to have enough for those whom I know appreciate the effort.  🙂

Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Icons dies

Today I’ve used Santa Paws with Santa Paws Icons dies by Paper Smooches. (Santa Paws Icons dies are currently 50% off!)

Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Icons dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, E43, E47, E59, R29, R89; Glossy Accents

Each “buck” was colored with Copic markers (listed above) with the noses then covered with Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Merry Christmas (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! This week with Stamping Bella we are working with any image that is not from the latest release (or “vintage”). I’ve been trying to focus a bit on  Christmas cards so I chose to use Elves with Treats from The Littles Christmas Collection.

Stamping Bella The Littles Elves with Treats

I used the stamp with the three elves and candies/cookie together. The elves and candies are also available as a set with each image as a separate stamp HERE. That way you can create your own Little scenes as well.  🙂

Stamping Bella The Littles Elves with Treats (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C00, C1, C2, C3, C9, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, G05, R24, R29, R83, R85, R89, RV10, RV11, RV32, Y23, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR12, YR14; Signo white gel pen; gold Zig Painty marker

Once stamped and colored, I added a die-cut string of Christmas lights (also colored with Copic markers, a Signo White gel pen and a gold Zig Painty marker).

Stamping Bella Little Bits Fall Fruit and Nature

This week on Instagram, I also posted the above card.  (Trying to fit in a quick fall card before fall disappears.) I used Fall Fruit and leaves from Nature from The Little Bits Fall Collection with a Fall Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Fall Fruit and Nature (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E07, E07, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59, G21, G24, G28, R24, R29, R59, R89, Y21, YR16, YR18

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the November Stamp of the Month (Edna Loves the Ocean, 25% off through 11/30), which means use an image from the Edna the Fairy Godmother.  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