Category Archives: Copic

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

You’re Kinda Sorta Basically Always on My Mind

Hi everyone. TGIF! This week with Stamping Bella we were asked to create using the inspiration photo found at the bottom of this post.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Faye Loves Fall

I chose to use Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall with a sentiment from Marching Chick.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Faye Loves Fall (close-up)

Copic markers – BG96, E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E331, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, E44, G24, G94, R20, W00, W1, W2, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR14

I colored with markers onto X-Press It Blending Card then adhered a few small brown adhesive pearls.

Next week’s challenge has no bounds. Create anything you’d like.  Simply use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to 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.)

Enjoy the weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches November Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on October 30th. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering a $25 gift code to choose what you like from the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 30th, to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

Today I’ve used new Baby Birds stamp set with Baby Birds Icons dies. This set is sooooo cute!

Paper Smooches Baby Birds

I stamped and colored my flamingo with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card. I die-cut several flamingo shapes to create a thicker chipboard piece over Doodlebug’s Milk and Cookies patterned paper. My MISTI made the two-color stamping of the sentiment super easy. I simply taped off each portion, inked and stamped, all without moving the stamp.

Paper Smooches Baby Birds (close-up)

Copic markers – RV02, RV04, RV06, Y32, YR21, YR23, YR27

Be sure to hop along and comment with the rest of the DT to increase your chances of winning one of four $25 gift codes.

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy

We Are All Winging It (and a winner)

Good morning everyone. Today I’ve used a new image from Stamping Bella‘s super amazing latest release. (I love so much of it, I didn’t know where to begin!)


Sweet Tiny Townie Annie the Angel comes along with three sentiments (I used my favorite), and could easily be paired with any of the new Holiday Sentiments to create a Christmas card.


After coloring with Copic markers, I added fine shimmer to her wings and halo using a Clear atyou Spica glitter pen. The white dots on her dress and surrounding area were added using a toothpick and Copic Opaque White. I stamped the sentiment onto translucent vellum using white pigment ink, then white/heat embossed.

I want to thank those who commented for the chance to win my small, impromptu giveaway (here). I appreciate each and every one of my blog readers and wish I could share more of my favorite crafty things.


Using Random Number Generator, the winner is…#4 Gilda (McStamper). Congrats, Gilda. I hope you enjoy your cave kids!  :)

Thanks, everyone for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

The Cutest Cave Kids Ever (and a small give-away)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today to share a card I created using Stamping Bella‘s adorable Cave Kids.

Stamping Bella Cave Kids (close-up)

As a child, I always loved the Flintstones (yes, showing my age but that’s ok) so maybe that’s why I’m drawn to them. They seriously are so cute, don’t you think?

Stamping Bella Cave Kids

As a quick background, I colored Cave Kids Backdrop, scribbling in a bit of lava coming from the small mountain in the center.

Stamping Bella Cave Kids (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, BG95, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, G20, G21, G24, G85, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR0000, YR23

The sentiment, from Cave Kids Add-Ons, was stamped onto a die-cut heart then attached with clear foam squares.


Stamping Bella Cave Couple

Also available, along the Cave Kids line is Cave Couple, as used HERE.  I happen to have an extra to send to one lucky commenter. I’ll also toss in some of my favorite Copic compatible paper, X-Press It Blending Card. Just leave a comment below. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday.  Please note:  While I’d love to share Stamping Bella with everyone, this giveaway is limited to those with a US address. 

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

happy halloween (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! TGIF! This week with Stamping Bella we are using circles. :)


I used a die to create windows for Littles Witchy, Little Bits Mummy & Frankie, and spider web from Haunted House Outdoor Decor.


I first die-cut the circles then embossed the top two thirds of the panel with Taylored Expressions’ Weathered embossing folder. I stamped the Fall Sentiment, added a strip of X-Press It black glitter Deco Tape then popped up the panel on foam tape.

Next week’s challenge includes this lovely inspiration photo:


Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Enjoy the weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Happy Fall (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Just popping in with another card using more from one of Stamping Bella‘s latest releases. I have so many stamps that have not yet been used.  For now, I’m tackling Halloween/Fall so I can move on to the Christmas pile. So sad. (Not enough time in the day.)

Today I’ve used Fall Backdrop with Little Bits Nature.

Stamping Bella Fall Backdrop, Little Bits Nature

I’ve been wanting to practice coloring larger areas with Copic markers and Stamping Bella’s new backdrops are the perfect way to do so. To color the sky, I first used B00, starting at the top then moving toward the ground using B000 and finally B0000. I’m happy with it.  :)

Stamping Bella Fall Backdrop, Little Bits Nature (close-up)

B0000, B000, B00, E08, E09, E11, E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, E42, E43, E97, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR68

I stamped the cute Little Bits fox and leaves onto white card stock, colored with markers and die-cut with the coordinating dies.

The Fall Sentiment was stamped, cut into  a tag shape and tied to a stitched rectangle frame using natural hemp.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Little Bits Nature, Fall BackdropFall Sentiment Set Dies: Stamping Bella Little Bits Nature Cut It Out, Taylored Expressions Stitched Frame Stacklets 1  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube  Other: Copic markers, natural hemp, adhesive pearls

blessed (stamping bella)

Hello. It’s Friday so that means it’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week I used Hedgie and His Acorns from The Littles Fall Collection.

Stamping Bella The Littles Hedgie & His Acorns

We were to use this sketch for inspiration:

Oct 13

I like to keep my designs pretty simple so I used the same pattern for each block surrounding the main/focal square.

Stamping Bella The Littles Hedgie & His Acorns (close-up)

Copic markers – E08, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, G21, G24, G94, YR12, YR14, YR15

After Hedgie was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then die-cut using his coordinating die.

I stamped the sentiment, from Fall Sentiment Set, onto a block of white card stock then trimmed the bottom to a flag shape. To easily die-cut the stitched edge, I placed the sentiment strip just over one side of a stitched square die and ran it through my Big Shot.

Next week’s challenge is to incorporate circles into our design.  Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella The Littles Hedgie and His Acorns, Fall Sentiment Set Dies: Stamping Bella Hedgie and His Acorns Cut It Out, Taylored Expressions Stitched Square Stacklets  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, Chocolate Truffle  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube; Sugar Pea Design Countryside Charm  Other: Copic markers, sequins

trick or treat (stamping bella)

Hello everyone. Thanks for popping in.  :)

Today I decided to switch gears and move from Christmas back to Halloween. Time goes by so quickly and I still have stamps from Stamping Bella‘s previous release that I’m anxious to get inky.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Witches and Haunted House

Here’s a peek at Little Bits Witch paired with Little Bits Haunted House.  I also used a sentiment from Fall Sentiment Set.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Witches and Haunted House (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E31, E33, E35, G09, G16, N5, N7, N9, R01, V15, V17, Y21, YG06, YG09, YR14, YR15, YR23

I stamped both onto white card stock then colored with Copic markers. I thought it would be fun to add a little streak of green to the witch’s hair.  :)

After coloring, I die-cut each with its coordinating die and popped the witch up on clear foam squares. I also added a couple of bats die-cut from Taylored Expressions Skinny Mini Halloween Borders. (Patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade 6×6.)

Thanks for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy


Stamping Bella Preview – Fa La La

Hi everyone! Today I have my last sample to share from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming October 10 release. All stamps and dies will be available for purchase tomorrow!

Stamping Bella Fa La La, Holiday Sentiments

Today I’ve used new Fa La La with a Holiday Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Fa La La, Holiday Sentiments (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, C00, C1, C2, C3, C6, E30, E31, E33, R000, R24, R29, R89, Y21, Y38, YG07, YG09, YR23

Once colored with Copic markers, I “hung” two jingle bells from the tiny racoon’s arm. (He’s so cute!) I also added sparkle to the snowflakes by coloring over each with a Clear atyouSpica glitter pen.

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today so see more samples and additional previews. While there, leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Stamping Bella Shop!

I’d love to know which of the new sets is your favorite.  If I *had* to choose, it would be a set with Santa and the tiny deer. I love them.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Fa La La, Holiday Sentiments  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube; X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Designs Here Comes Santa Claus (6×6)  Dies: Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate, Little Bits Snowflake Confetti  Other: Copic markers, Clear atyouSpica glitter pen, Darice 6mm silver jingle bells, thread, rhinestones.