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Stamping Bella Previews – Southwest Squidgies

Hi everyone! I’m back today with three more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming March 30 release. Please be sure to visit the Stamping Bella blog each day and leave a comment for your chance to win one of the new images!

Today I have a southwestern theme going on. :)  First I’ve used new Cowgirl Squidgy.

Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy

She’s adorable, and I love the sentiment.

Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, BG10, BG70, BV000, E00, E01, E11, E23, E31, E35, E37, E55, R20, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, Y21, Y17, YR21

Supplies: Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Puppy Love 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers, Paper Smooches Stitched Frames, Stars and Fringe dies.

If there’s a cowgirl, there has to be a Cowboy. :)

Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy

I kept the card super simple, just using a stitched frame around the image.

Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, E50, E51, E53, E57, E59, R00, R01, R29, R39, W00, W1, W2, Y15, Y17

Supplies: Stamping Bella Cowboy Squidgy, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Sugar Cube card stock and Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 die, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers.

And lastly, we have a Squidgy Cactus.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus

There are actually three (different sizes) in the set. I used only the biggest.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E40, E41, G07, YG03, YG17, YG25

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Sugar Cube card stock, Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 die, Paper Smooches Cloud die, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers, Queen & Company yellow Sunflowers.

You can find many more previews today on the Stamping Bella blog. Be sure to comment there for your chance to win one of today’s featured sets!

I’ll have one more sample to share on Wednesday. Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella New Release Previews

Hi everyone! Stamping Bella is brewing up an amazing release this month! The previews started yesterday so if you missed them, you should head on over to the Stamping Bella blog. Each preview day Em is giving away the featured stamp sets. You simply need to comment on that post for your chance to win. All new stamps, with coordinating dies, will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 30th.

Today I have three samples to share. First, I used new Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter

Isn’t she sweet? I just love her.  I used a 0.25 Black Multiliner to draw the flower stems and leaves then topped each off with a White Pinwheel from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter (close-up)

Copic markers – BG32, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E50, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV32, V05, W00, W1, Y19, Y21, YG03, YG09, YG17, YR23, 0.25 black Multiliner

Supplies: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers and 0.25 black Multiliner, Queen & Co. white Pinwheels, corner rounder. 

Next, I used Squidgy Easter Trio. Each image is a separate stamp so it’s easy to use one, two or all three, in any order.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio

My favorite is the one on the left. :)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E41, E50, E51, R00, R01, R20, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YG05, YG06, YG11, YG17

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy Trio, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers, Queen & Co. Posies toppings.

Lastly, I have a sample using new Squidgy in a Basket.

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket

After coloring, I added bright white dots using Copic’s Opaque White.

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, E00, E01, E11, E31, E34, E35, E37, E40, E41, E53, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG11, YG17, Opaque White

Supplies: Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket, Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink and Sugar Cube card stock, X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Spring Things 6×6 paper pad, Copic markers and Opaque White, Queen & Co. pink Petite Posies.

You can find many more previews today on the Stamping Bella blog. Be sure to comment there for your chance to win one of today’s featured sets!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

thinking of you (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! It’s Friday and that means another challenge with Stamping Bella! Today I’ve used one of my favorite Uptown Girls, Jayden Loves to Journal to create a card based on the inspiration photo seen at the bottom of this post. I chose to use the color combo.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

I also once again used Copic’s Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers book from the Coloring Foundations series by Marianne Walker.

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I can’t stress how helpful this book is. Last week I used it for tips as well as a color combo for hair. This week I followed tips on coloring simple faces.

Thinking-of-You-Jayden-CU2

In the book Marianne does a phenomenal job of providing very clear step by step instruction for coloring both simple and complex images. The book truly is an invaluable resource for coloring faces and hair. You can find additional instructional material regarding coloring Cats & Dogs, Flowers, Nature, People, Fine Details and more HERE.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BG32, BV000, C00, C1, C3, C5, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, R81, R83, RV32, W1, W2, Y21

Next week’s challenge is to create with one layer. Just one. :)  Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com 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.)

In other Stamping Bella news, new release previews begin this Saturday (3/25) with a release date of Thursday, March 30th! I will be back Sunday with my first set of samples. I hope to see you then!  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Where You’re Headed (stamping bella) and Give-away Winner

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to add glitter or bling to our cards. I used both. :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

I used Tiny Townie Sally Rides her Snail along with tips from Copic’s Coloring Foundations – Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers.

Copic Coloring Foundations - Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers

The book includes a variety of Copic coloring techniques with clear, step by step instructions for projects ranging from very simple to more complex. There is line art which can be copied and colored, as well as coloring charts for skin, hair and eyes. Both beginning and experienced Copic marker users will find the book helpful. You can find additional Coloring Foundations books, along with coordinating Line Art Kits, HERE.

Copic-F&H

I used the suggested color combination of Y21, E35 and E39 for Sally’s hair.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BV000, E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R20, R24, R29, R59, W00, W1, Y21, YG03, YG07, YG11, YG17, YR12, YR23,

After coloring, I added a few of Queen & Company’s adhesive Pinwheels, as well as a bit of subtle glitter on the snail’s shell using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

Next week’s challenge is to use this inspiration photo:

March 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 and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

I’d also like to thank everyone who participated in my Copic Instagram Giveaway. I appreciate each and every “like,” comment and view. ♥

Winner

Congrats, PNWCraftGirl! Please email your contact info to me following the link in my sidebar. WOOHOO!!  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Sweet Lily and Instagram Copic Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week I have used what might be my favorite stamp of all time, Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily. She’s sooooo sweet.  I think my give-away is kind of sweet too. Read on! :)

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Last week’s challenge was to design using this {mojo}bella sketch:

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I turned the sketch on its side and widened the center panel, pretty much sticking to it.

I used a few of the markers from Copic’s 6-piece Ciao Skin Set to color Lily’s skin. Included in the set are E000, E00, E11, E15, E18 and E93.

 

6pc Ciao Skin Set

If you’re new to coloring skin, this is a great beginner set as blending pairs have already been chosen for you. No guesswork! You can find many more Copic Ciao marker sets here.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic makers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E11, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, G21, G24, G94, R00, R01

I used E000 as a base, then added depth/shading using E00 and E11.

The super cute sentiment is from Marching Chick stamp set.

So… I would like to share with one lucky winner a brand new Ciao Skin Set of six markers, 24 quarter-sheets of X-Press It Blending Card (24 pieces 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ each) and one package of X-Press It 1/4″ High Tack Double Sided Tape. I’ll also include my card. (Approximate Copic value, $40.)

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Here are the “rules:”

  • Find the card above on my Instagram account @SHEL9999. “Like” the post and leave a comment there for your chance to win.
  • The winner must be a follower of my IG account. Please only follow if you like my work. Feel free to tag friends if you think they might like my work too.
  • I will choose one random winner from the comments there on Friday, March 17. Winner will be announced on Instagram as well as here on my blog on that day.
  • Open to Canadian and US residents only. (I wish I could open to all but I need to keep the shipping costs reasonable.)

Next week’s challenge is to include glitter or bling. Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com 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 visiting!

1amichele siggy

It’s So Nice Having a Friend Like You (stamping bella)

Hello crafty friends! Today is Bellarific Friday, otherwise known as Challenge Day with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to create anything using a current SB image so that should have been very easy. :)  Today the team is also using the March Stamp of the Month, Uptown Girls Belinda and Bernadette the Bench Buddies which is 20% off through March 31st.

Michele Boyer- Stamping Bella

While the Belinda and Bernadette image is beautiful on its own (absolutely one of my faves!), I wanted to add a bit more detail using Copic’s 4pc Multiliner Fine Set.

Copic Fine Nib Inking Pens

This fine nib collection includes four nib sizes (0.03, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.3), all pigment based, waterproof, archival, disposable and perfect for use with Copics. They’re also great for filling in any lines that may not have stamped 100% in all areas. I always keep a variety of Multiliners on hand and use them *all* the time. (A “must have” product for me!)

Using Copic Fine Nib Multiliners to add detail to stamped image

I used the 0.05 Multiliner to add tiny dots to the shirt and skirt of the girl on the right. I also doodled tiny dots around the left, right and bottom border of the stamped panel.

Michele Boyer- Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, E47, E59, E79, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, Y32, YG0000, YG01, YG23, YG25, YR18, YR23; 0.05 black Multiliner

The cute, tiny flowers are new Posies (shaker elements) from Queen & Co. I love them. They’re just so tiny. And cute!

Next week’s challenge is to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

March 10

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com 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 visiting!

1amichele siggy

Let’s Celebrate (stamping bella)

TGIF, friends! Here in Virginia we have apparently decided to skip winter almost entirely. We had a very brief spring and now it seems we’ve moved on to summer! 70’s in February. It’s very weird, but if we can’t have snow, we might as well wear flip flops! And so I shall. :)

On my card today I used Stamping Bella‘s Winobella from the Bella 2.0 Collection.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

We were to create using the photo below as inspiration.

Feb 24

I went with a bit of the color combo and definitely the theme of alcohol. (I prefer wine.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B39, BG11, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E51, G21, G24, G94, R00, R01, R11, R14, R22, R24, R37, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21

Next week’s challenge is to create anything you’d like. No limitations other than to use a current Stamping Bella image. Email your card to emily@stampingbella.com 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 visiting!

1amichele siggy

almost perfect (stamping bella)

Today I tried something new. It is most certainly *not* almost perfect. But I am learning.  I love the new Danielle Donaldson stamps from Stamping Bella. I so want to use them but I don’t know what to do with them. It’s a completely new style for me. SO… for today, I pretty much tried to mimic some of the watercolor style I found online. I left white around the image as recommended in Danielle’s (amazing) book, “creativeGIRL: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life.” And I copied Danielle’s white dots (using Copic’s Opaque White and a toothpick). Maybe if I try to replicate other people’s ideas, I will eventually have one of my own. That is my hope. For now, I give complete credit to Danielle.

Stamping Bella Almoststella

After watercoloring, I wanted to add some flower stems for these adorable new Pom Flowers from Queen & Co.  A couple of my Copic Multiliners were running low on ink so I took this opportunity to replace the cartridges. It was super easy.

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges

As described on the Copic website, the A and B refills contain different ink viscosity to aid ink flow, depending on the nib size, so it’s important to choose the correct one.

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges Step 1

After removing the cartridge from the package, simply remove the clear cap.

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges Step 2

Then remove and toss the empty cartridge from the pen barrel. (Sometimes a coin helps to remove it.  I was able to use just my fingers.)

Replacing Copic Mutiliner Ink Cartridges Step 3

Simply pop in the new ink cartridge. Done! So easy! And no mess!

Stamping Bella Almoststella

Once I drew in the stems, I glued my flowers atop.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

those who don’t believe (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to use a die in creating a card. Such a simple task.  :)   I used three.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

How adorable is this Set of Dragons? (There is actually a fourth but I only used three today.) Each was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers, then die-cut with each coordinating die. Mission accomplished. :)

Before assembling, I zig-zag stitched around the border and adhered three tiny Posies Toppings from Queen & Co. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella’s Unicorn Add-ons.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BG32, E31, E33, R00, R01, V12, W1, W3, W5, YG01, YG03, YG93

The whole design of my card was inspired by my Bellarific sister (and long-term artistic idol) Paula Williamson. I love every single thing she colors/creates. Every. Thing. ♥

Next week’s challenge is to create using the photo shown below as inspiration.

Feb 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 and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

You are Sweet (stamping bella)

Hello everyone.  Today I’m sharing a card using one of Stamping Bella‘s latest releases, Tiny Townie Sammy is Sweet. (I think she is *very* sweet.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

After stamping her onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers. I added a strip of Queen & Co.‘s Heart Throb patterned paper along the side then added a beaded border using X-Press It 1/4″ High Tack Double-Sided Tape and silver Bitty Beads.

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I reach for this tape quite often. I use it to adhere card layers, attach embellishments and more. It comes on a 55-yd roll, is acid and solvent free, can easily be torn by hand, even used as instant hemming! It works great on metal, glass, wood, paper, plastics and fabric. Also available in 1/2″ width as well as 1/8″. (I actually use all three.)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG32, BG34, C1, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I firmly adhered a strip of the 1/4″ double-sided tape, removed the release tape, then poured the beads. (I laid the paper into a tray to contain the beads for easy replacement back into the container.) I pressed the beads firmly onto the adhesive tape and they are there to stay!

I’ll be back tomorrow with Bellarific Friday! Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

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