thanks, friend (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using an image I colored earlier this month for the Daily Marker 30-day Coloring challenge. I post all of my extra coloring on Instagram if you’re interested. I have not participated every day in the challenge but I do have extra coloring on my profile page and Instagram is the place to see all of my work in one easy place. Anyway, today I paired this super cute gnome from Forest Whimsy with brand new Mushroom dies, both from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy and Mushroom dies

The new Mushroom dies are the perfect companion to any gnomes or woodland creatures…or they’re super cute all by themselves.

Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy and Mushroom dies (close-up)

Copic markers – B18, B26, B28, BG11, E21, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G28, G29, G46, R20, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, N5, N9, YG63, Colorless Blender; Kirarina Wink White Pearl

The gnome and snail were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. The mushrooms were colored with Copics as well. To create the spots on the larger mushroom, I used my Colorless Blender then outlined each with a Copic Multiliner. White dots on the snail were added with a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (I ******love****** that white pen. May it NEVER be discontinued.) I also used my favorite curly Clouds.

Paper Smooches Single Rose die and Many Thanks

And here’s a second card using Many Thanks with Single Rose die. Super quick and easy.  🙂

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Thank You for Being You (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we are revisiting the latest release. I love so much of it, I had a bit of a hard time deciding which image to use.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath

I decided on new Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath.  (You can find all of the Curvy Girls here.) She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G20, G21, G94, G99, R20, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y38, YG03, YG06, YG17, YG99, YR04, YR18, YR23; Kirarina Wink Dandelion

After coloring, I added a scattering of dots around the wreath using a Kirarina Wink Dandelion glitter pen.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals, Little Bits Floral Set, Garden Girl Flower Sentiments

Copic markers – B01, B02, B04, B24, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E29, G21, G94, G99, R20, R24, R29, R39, RV11, RV32; Kirarina Wink Dandelion glitter pen

Also this week, I posted on Instagram the card above using the super cute Squidgy Pals stamp set, Little Bits Floral set and Garden Girl Flower Sentiments. The pretty strip of patterned paper is from new Happy Hearts mat pack by Queen & Company.

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

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Life is a Circus (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! It’s almost the weekend! Actually, it has seemed like the weekend much of the week here with snow/ice and no school. Kids have had a crazy amount of time off.

This week I’m featuring an older stamp set with brand new dies now available from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show and Flaunters dies

I’m typically not a fan of clowns (at all) but this one, from Enjoy the Show, is certainly cute.  He was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers (listed below) and die-cut with the corresponding Circus Icons die.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show and Flaunters dies

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R24, R29, R39, Y21, YG03, YG07, YG17, YR04, YR07, YR16, YR18

The surrounding scalloped circle as well as the “balls” were die-cut using new Flaunters dies. The set includes four circular frames and the smaller circle I used as balls. So versatile.

Paper Smooches So Fairy Cute, Flaunters and Bannerific dies

Earlier this month I posted on Instagram the above card using new So Fairy Cute stamp set (with corresponding dies), Flaunters and Bannerific (sentiment strips).

Paper Smooches So Fairy Cute, Flaunters and Bannerific dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E31, E33, E35, E37, BG10, BG11, BG13, R83, R85, R01, W00, W1, Y21

Cute heart paper is new Happy Hearts from Queen & Company. Inside the shaker I placed Jewels toppings (also from Queen & Company) along with some random sequins from my stash.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Queen & Company’s Happy Hearts Shaker Kit

Hi everyone!  Earlier this month I posted these two cards on Instagram but then realized yesterday I had not yet shared here.  Both use Queen & Company‘s new Happy Hearts Shaped Shaker kit.

The kit includes four heart dies, twelve foam/acetate shakers and a 3×4 clear stamp set. Toppings sold separately. I used pink and white Pops inside my shaker.

The super cute paper is from new Happy Hearts 6×6 paper pad.

On this card, I used two different heart dies from the kit and focused a bit more on a less feminine color scheme.

Inside the shaker I used Diamonds, Gems and black and white Sequins. As a finishing touch, I adhered a few blue Bubbles.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

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never lose hope (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! TGIF!  You may recall that Floral Forest Backdrop is Stamping Bella‘s February Stamp of the Month, 25% off through February 28. This week the team is featuring other Backdrops from the shop.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop

I chose Garden Backdrop, adding in Butterfly Girl Bess (with coordinating die) and a sentiment from Butterfly Sentiment set.

Stamping Bella Bess the Butterfly and Garden Backdrop (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B97, B99, E00, E01, E11, E13, E23, E25, E29, E31, E33, E50, E51, E53, E79, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23, 110, Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

All were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.  For additional detail, I added Kirarina Wink White Pearl dots to the wings, strips of kraft X-Press It Paper Deco tape along the top and bottom edges of the backdrop as well as a few of Paper Smooches’ Tiny Hearts die-cuts.

Also this week, I posted the two cards below on Instagram. (Photos taken with my phone so they are not the best. Sorry about that.)

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Heart You

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, BV00, BV01, BV02, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E29, E31, E35, E37, E49, R00, R01, R39, R83, RV11, RV32, V28, Y21

Snapshots I Heart You with Happy Hearts patterned paper from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Row of Bunny Wobbles

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, R000, R20, R30

Row of Bunny Wobbles with partial sentiment from Unicorn Sentiment set.

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

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Paper Smooches NEW February Release Hop!

Hello everyone!  (I’m SO excited!) It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release!  ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products in the Paper Smooches store HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize — a $25 gift code to use in the Paper Smooches on-line shop.

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below. (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs as well as the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment.

Ways to increase your chances of winning x4 on each blog:

Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies

Today I’m sharing a card using new So Cute Fairy stamp set and coordinating dies. She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.

Paper Smooches So Cute Fairy and Tooth Fairy dies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E35, E37, R00, R01, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After coloring, I added subtle sparkle using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and added dots to the wings using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. I paired the fairy with Tooth Fairy dies, adding fun sequins from Queen & Company into and falling out of the pocket. Cute paper is Happy Hearts, also from Queen & Company.

Thanks so much for visiting today, and good luck!

1amichele siggy

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may all your dreams come true (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone!  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with “vintage” images, which simply means “any image not from the most recent release.” I love revisiting the older images. Too often we get caught up in the new and forget about the old(er).

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer

This week I chose Dorothy the Dreamer.  I love to read so pretty much any image with books goes right into my ‘favorites’ pile. This one is no exception.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, BV01, BV02, BV25, BV29, BV23, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G07, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using a Squidgy Pal and flower from Little Bits Floral Set.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals and LIttle Bits Floral Set (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E00, E01, E11, G40, G43, G46, R00, R01, R12, R20, R24, R39, R59, R83, R85, RV32, V04, W00, 110

The background was created by adhering a strip of Post It Tape then blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I *love* the Distress Oxide inks as they are THE easiest to blend without leaving blending pad marks behind. They are very forgiving.  🙂

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the February Stamp of the Month (Floral Forest Backdrop, 25% off through 2/28/19), which means use an image from the Backdrop 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

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Pompom Fun with Queen & Company’s New Love Monster Kit

Hi everyone! Have you seen Queen & Company‘s newset pompom kit, Love Monster?  Oh. My. Gosh.  It’s sooo cute and so much fun!  It coordinates perfectly with Monster Mash so all dies, pompoms, etc. allow for numerous possibilities. The Love Monster kit includes 20 (!) steel dies, Happy Hearts 6×6 paper pad, 4×6 clear stamp set, 150 large poms (50 per color), 75 small poms (25 per color), 8 sheets of specialty gloobers, 30 epoxy eyeballs, 30 google eyeballs.

My favorite parts of the new Love Monster kit are those long arms and legs. Here, I snipped the legs apart so I could create a super happy, dancing monster.

In the photo above in the bottom left corner you can see one of the dies for the body shape. Each of the embossed circles guides placement for each pompom. After die-cutting the body, I adhered a small Gloober to each circle then pressed pompoms firmly over each one.

On the above card, I gently bent each of the arms around a pencil before gluing in place to hold the die-cut heart. (I LOVE those arms!)

The wings were die-cut from translucent vellum then colored with a Copic marker.

There’s still time for you to grab a Love Monster kit!  Also available are refill pompoms.  (Can’t stress the amount of fun in this kit!)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Stamping Bella February Stamp of the Month

Hi everyone. Thanks for visiting today.  🙂  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with our February Stamp of the Month, Floral Forest Backdrop, 25% off through February 28.

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Backdrop

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card (or 125 sheet pack ) and colored with Copic markers (listed below close-up photo). Once colored, I added white dots using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Backdrop (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, BG70, BG72, BG75, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G40, G43, G46, R01, R02, R22, R24, R29, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, RV63, V05, V06, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR02, YR15, YR16; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

On top of the yellow and orange flower, I added a super cute Little Bits Fairy. She’s adhered using Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares. (I love those.)  The sentiment (from Cactus Baby in a Pot) was stamped in white then white embossed.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal. with sentiment from Marching Chick.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Jayden Loves to Journal (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, E53, G40, G43, G46, R01, W00, W01, Y21, YR18, YR23

I easily stamped the sentiment in two colors using my MISTI and Post It tape.

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 again for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

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hey baby (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Today the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the latest release. Among my favorites of the latest are the new Baby Baby images.

Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby in a Pot

How CUTE is Hydrangea Baby in a Pot! I love her.

Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby in a Pot (close-up)

Copic markers – BG96, E00, E01, E11, E13, E07, E08, E09, E33, G43, G46, R01, R02, V01, V15, V17, V99

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card (or 125 sheet pack ) and colored with Copic markers (listed above). Once colored, I die-cut the image with the Hydrangea Baby Cut It Out Die. Before white embossing the sentiment on black card stock, I swiped my powder tool across the paper several times to prevent random dots of embossing powder from sticking. The powder easily wipes away with your finger once the embossing powder is set.  As a finishing touch, I adhered a few of Queen & Company‘s lavender rhinestones. (There are 16 colors with a nice assortment of sizes within each.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Penelope has a Pencil

Yesterday I posted the above card using Penelope has a Pencil on Instagram. (Even if you are not an Instagram user, you can easily see ALL of my cards in one spot by clicking the link.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Penelope has a Pencil (close-up)

Copic markers – B45, B97, B99, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E70, E71, E74, E77, R00, R01, R20, R21, R22, R24, R39, R59, W3, W4, W5, Y21

She also was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used  my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to adhere the sentiment.

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

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