Yo ho, Yo ho (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things here. It’s been crazy.

Today I’ve used Ahoy Me Hearty from Paper Smooches:)

Paper Smooches Ahoy Me Hearty

Once colored with Copic markers, my parrot was die-cut using its coordinating Ahoy Icons Die then perched atop a Seasonal Tree (minus one branch).

Paper Smooches Ahoy Me Hearty (close-up)

Copic markers – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G17, G28, R29, R89, Y17, YG06, YG09, YR16, YR23, YR27, 110; Brown Copic Multiliner

After stamping the gold coins, I “hung” each one from the branch using a brown Copic Multiliner.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I’ll be back soon.  :)

1amichele siggy

Life’s a Beach (stamping bella)

Hello everyone. Today the Stamping Bella team is creating with the July Stamp of the Month, The Littles Sandcastle Set. It’s soooo cute.  And 20% off through July 31.  :)

Stamping Bella Littles Sandcastle Set

I created a little scene by first sponging some clouds then added a bit of (kraft) sand.

Stamping Bella Littles Sandcastle Set (close-up)

Copic markers – BG07, BG18, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, E44, N7, N9, R01, R02, R29, R89, Y21, YR16, YR23, YR27, Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

After stamping the Summer Sentiment, I adhered the window panel on foam tape then adhered the Copic colored elements.  Once complete, the scene was adhered over a block of red Delightful Dots patterned paper from Queen & Company.

Also this week, I posted the below card on Instagram.  (New Fishing Squidgy.)

Stamping Bella Fishing Squidgy

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG10, BG23, E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E49, E50, E51, E53, G21, R01, R08, R37, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG63, YG67, YG97, YR0000, YR000, YR14, YR18, YR23

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

Fun with PomPoms (queen & company)

Hello there! I have been having loads of fun playing with Queen & Company’s pompoms.  The poms are available in the super cool Birthday Bash kit as well as individual colors/sets (in cute bags) and as a kit refill. So many great options.  : )

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On my first card, I used multiple pompoms to create flowers in the shape of a heart on yellow Delightful Dots patterned paper. I found it helpful to layout the design first then snap a quick photo with my cell phone to use as a reference when adhering the poms.

Thank-You-Poms-500-CU

To create the small green leaves, I trimmed just a tiny bit away from one side of a small green pom then pinched the ends before adhering.

To adhere each pom, I used medium and small Gloobers. Using the Gloobers, assembly was quick and easy with no mess. Once assembled, I added a die-cut sentiment then adhered the panel to my card base.

Supplies:  PomPoms from Birthday Bash kit, Delightful Dots patterned paper, Gloobers, Handlettered Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)

Welcome-Baby-500

Next, I created a Welcome Baby card, using pompoms as a sort of mobile. I first adhered a block of Flirty Florals pattered paper to a white card base. I then die-cut white card stock using the long side of an oval die. I die-cut a second piece of white card stock, again with the oval die, then slid the die down just a bit and die-cut again to create the arched border. I adhered a strip of foam tape behind the “canopy,” then adhered lengths of white string to the foam tape. I adhered the canopy to the top of the floral paper with the strings loosely hanging down.

Welcome-Baby-500-CU

I determined the length of each string then adhered Gloobers to hold the string ends in place. I trimmed away the excess string then adhered my poms.

To create the white “paneling” below the mobile, I firmly scored white card stock every ¼”, added a thin strip across the top and, lastly, adhered the die-cut sentiment.

Supplies: PomPoms from Birthday Bash kit, Flirty Florals patterned paper, Gloobers, Handlettered Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)

The Birthday Bash kit can be used for so much more than just birthdays! How else can you imagine using the pompoms?

Thank so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Oh the Places You’ll Go (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we’re using images from the latest release. I chose one of the four super sweet Squigy Pals. :)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and Rosie & Bernie Plan a Trip

I also used only the suitcase portion of Rosie and Bernie Plan a Trip.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and Rosie & Bernie Plan a Trip (close up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, R14, R22, Y17, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, YR21, YR23, W2, W4

I placed map paper inside a stitched circle then tacked an Adventure Sentiment using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Below are two cards I’ll soon share on Instagram. :)

Stamping Bella Rosie and Bernie in Hawaii and Rosie and Bernie's Palm Tree

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, C3, E01, E11, E23, E25, E27, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E51, G12, G14, G28, N9, R83, R85, RV11, RV17, RV19, RV32, RV69, Y06, Y19, 110

My care above uses Rosie & Bernie in Hawaii with Rosie & Bernie’s Palm Tree and a Summer Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Amanda is Awesome

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, C00, C1, C2, C7, E00, E01, E11, E13, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G28, G40, G43, G46, R0000, R000, R00, R12, R22, R83, R85, RV32, Y0000, Y000, Y21, Y32, YR23, 110

Here, I’ve used Tiny Townie Amanda is Awesome with a sun from Littles Ice Cream & Lemonade.

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

Thanks for Your Service (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I’m just now back from a whirlwind of graduation celebrations, company and vacation. It has been a C-R-A-Z-Y month. I think things will slow down a bit now but I feel behind. I need a vacation after the last three weeks…and yes, a vacation from my vacation. It was not all good. But everyone is ok (now). Thankfully.

Today I have a fun card to share using Circle of Honor from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Circle of Honor

I stamped the fireworks in red and light blue inks then added the perfect embellishments, new Starbursts, from Queen & Company.

Paper Smooches Circle of Honor (close-up)

Copic markers – B28, E18, E33, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y17, Y21, YR23

I applied red, silver and blue Pin Stripe Glitter Tape (currently on sale), then adhered my Copic colored eagle. Quick and easy.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today! I’ll be back soon!

1amichele siggy

One Last Stamping Bella Preview – Little Bits Florals

Hello!  I have one final sample to share from Stamping Bella‘s June 25 release. Today I used new Little Bits Florals with one Little Bits Critter.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Florals and Little Bits Critter

After stamping and coloring with markers, I added white dots with a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (You probably know by now that I love that pen.)  :)

B0000, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C5, C7, R24, R29, R83, RV32, Y21, Y32, YG03, YG06, YG09; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Copic markers – B0000, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C5, C7, R24, R29, R83, RV32, Y21, Y32, YG03, YG06, YG09; Kirarina

I used a Flower Sentiment and Simple Stripes paper from Queen & Company.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews of additional sets. And leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

1amichele siggy

 

Stamping Bella Previews – More Florals and Fairies

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Hello again! I’m back today with four more samples from Stamping Bella‘s June 25 release! Since it’s Friday, I also have this week’s color challenge. (It’s a super-long post so you’ll need to click on the Read More button soon.)

First, I used Straight Up Floral set with new Little Bits Fairies.

Stamping Bella Straight Up Florals and Little Bits Fairies

I stamped the flowers, first the center, then masked and stamped the left and right. The fairies were stamped, colored and cut out then adhered using clear foam squares.

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Stamping Bella Previews – New Floral Sets

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using two of Stamping Bella‘s upcoming June 25 releases – Daisy Floral and Straight Up Floral sets.

Stamping Bella Daisy Floral and Straight Up Floral Sets

Daisy Floral set consists of the image on the left (with the cute fairy) plus one additional flower. Straight up Floral set consists of the flower on the right plus one additional flower and a leafy branch.

Stamping Bella Daisy Floral and Straight Up Floral Sets (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G43, G46, G85, R81, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, YR23

Once the flowers were stamped and colored, I added a sentiment from Dragon Sentiments. Pretty paper is from Picture Perfect by Queen & Company.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews of additional sets. And leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

I’ll be back tomorrow with three final samples from the new release.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Squidy Pals and Goalies

I’m back today to share a few more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming June 25 release. Today we have new Squidgy Pals and Goalie Squidgy:)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals

Squidgy Pals is a set of four of the cutest little squidgies ever. Here I paired one with a peek at another new set which shall not be named until Saturday. (Shhhh, I snuck it in.)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals (close-up)

Copic markers – B16, B24, B66, B69, BG10, BG11, BG13, E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, G17, R01, R24, R39, R83, R85, RV32, W1, W2, W3, YG03, YG06, YG09

I colored with markers then white embossed a sentiment from Tiny Townie Ellie the Elf. The flower border is from Taylored Expressions’ Skinny Mini Borders 2 and patterned paper is Picture Perfect from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals

Next, I used a second Squidgy Pal and Birthday Sentiment to create a boy birthday card.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals (close-up)

Copic markers – B93, B95, BV17, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G03, R01, R24, R29, Y21, YR23

I colored with markers, cut out and adhered over strips of Birthday Bash and Delightful Dots patterned paper from Queen & Company. Balloon dies are from Paper Smooches.

Stamping Bella Goalie Squidgy

And last but not least for today is new Goalie Squidgy. I am a H-U-G-E hockey fan, specifically the 2018 Washington Capitals Stanley Cup CHAMPIONS!  (#ALLCAPS #fanthroughthickandthin #superexcitingyear #itwasstressful) So I was happy to see this cute goalie.

Stamping Bella Goalie Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B29, BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, E43, R29, R39, W00, W1, W2, W3

Of course I colored him in Washington Capitals colors (how could I not?) and used a Queen & Company black Epoxy Dot as the puck. Patterned paper is from Fruit Basket (also Q&C).

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews of additional sets. And leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more samples from the new release.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Oddball Graduate

Hi everyone! I’m back today sharing one more of the new Oddballs, coming to Stamping Bella June 25th!

Stamping Bella Oddball Boy Graduate Meet Oddball Boy Graduate. Of course, there is an Oddball Girl Graduate too.  :) If it weren’t for the actual excitement of being “done,” I believe this is what a lot of graduates would look like after all of those finals and projects.

Stamping Bella Oddball Boy Graduate (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, BG10, E000, E00, E01, E11, C00, C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C9, E31, E35, E37, Y21

To be honest, this is what *I* looked like after my son’s graduation and party. Exhausted.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews of additional sets. And leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more samples from the new release.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

1amichele siggy