Busy Busy

January 3, 2008 - 9:40pm

I wanted to say I am sorry for being so quiet. We have one more Christmas event this weekend and then we should get back into the swing of things. I have been so very spoiled this year! I can hardly believe it. I have so many people that love me and I couldn't be happier. I am currently having fun with my newest toy from my hubby. A MacBook! That's right! It was such a surprise and I have wanted one for so long! WooHoo! It's hard to stop playing with it! I even got a pink case for it! My, how he knows me! :)

Have a wonderful evening and I will get some cards posted soon. With all of the festivities, I haven't been able to find my creative mojo. So hopefully it will come running back to me soon! Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for a wonderful lady!

  

Featured Crafter Friday

January 4, 2008 - 8:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Maria Colosimo!

  

Red Thanks

January 5, 2008 - 8:00am

This is a sweet little Bella I made with one of my more recent bellas. I love the way this one looks in red. It's such a good color on her. :) I used another card from the DCDW card pack I had and added some card stock behind her and mounted it at an angle. Then I used my scallop punch and attached a white circle with a flower and sentiment on them. I added glitter to bella and to the red dots on the card. Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Best Wishes

January 6, 2008 - 8:00am

I made this card for my college roommate and her husband who are expecting their first baby in June. I am so excited for them! I love this image from Stamping Bella and I am sure I will get it one day. For now, I don't know that many people having kids, so getting a friend to send me an image when I need it is fine...As long as she is willing! :) There's nothing too fancy about this card, but I think it turned out great. This was made when I was still in the card making groove! :) Have a great day. Enjoy!

Bella Card

  

Celebrate 2008

January 6, 2008 - 12:10pm

This is an adorable card I got from my friend Colleen. I just love the way it looks. It's very simple and so very pretty! The colors are great and I love the "celebrate" stamp! Thank you so much, Colleen!

RAK Card

  

Eat Cake

January 7, 2008 - 8:00am

I made this card for a friend of mine. She has an orange cat just like we do. :) I had been sent a few of these images around my birthday and I thought they were so funny! So now I am getting around to using them. I just may have to get this one. It's prefect for birthdays. I also figured you were tired of seeing bella cards. But if you aren't...don't fear, I have many more to show you! :) I just got the word window punch for Christmas and I love the little bit of added "punch" (hehe) it gives to the card. I have a feeling I will be using it this way more than to put words on, but you never know! :) Enjoy!

Kitty Card

  

BubbleBella

January 8, 2008 - 8:00am

I think Bubblebella is one of my very favorite Bellas. She's so cute and so fun to color! I made the purple one for my best friend who just had her second baby. And the green one went to a friend who needs to remember to take some time for herself for a sanity break. :) They both loved their cards. And I had so much fun making them. I think I like bubblebella because you can load o the glitter in the tub! And we all know how I love glitter! I also used some clear baubles on the purple card. I think they are so fun! Just apply with glue-dot and voila! I hope you are all getting a chance to relax a little after the holidays. Have a great day!

Bella Card

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Bee Thank You

January 9, 2008 - 8:00am

These are a few thank you cards I made a while back. My favorite thing about this card is the ribbon. It's so much fun! I wasn't to happy with the rest of the card, I thought it was too plain, but the ribbon did the trick! Enjoy!

Bee Card

Bee Cards

  

Green Bella Thanks

January 10, 2008 - 8:00am

This is one of my favorite bella images and one I bought first. I just love her crazy hair and how adorable she looks in every color. She is the perfect bella for thank you cards. I loved this paper, too. It was the inspiration for the card. I didn't want to cover up any more of it than I had to. I also added a couple green baubles. Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

Don't forget that tomorrow is Featured Crafter Friday! You aren't going to want to miss her!

  

Featured Crafter Friday

January 11, 2008 - 8:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Nicole Cooke!

  

Yay For Stamps!

January 12, 2008 - 8:00am

Maria was a featured crafter recently and I just got the best gift from her!! She sent me this lovely stamp set of hers! Thank you so much Maria! I hope to get some time to stamp and use these lovely stamps!

Stamps

  

Wood Turning

January 12, 2008 - 9:00am

I have a new hobby. And yes, it is something other than stamping. I can hardly believe that! I have starting turning wood. This is where you take a piece of wood and it spins and you shape it. You can make pens, bowls, all sorts of fun things. My hubby's step mom does it and that's where I saw it. Then his dad got me the tools for Christmas. We made a little wood shop for me in the basement. It's just wonderful. This picture is of some pen tubes I turned. These were the first ones I did and they turned out great. I am quite impressed. I have just watched people and videos and this was my first go at! I am sure you will be seeing more of these in the future. Enjoy!

Pen Tubes

  

Veggiebella

January 13, 2008 - 8:00am

The other day I was lucky enough to meet my online friend, Sandie in person. We went to lunch and got some time to chat. It was so very nice. She gave me this adorable Bella card she had made. I really need to get her a website so she can share all of her wonderful creations with the rest of the world! Thank you, Sandie!

RAK card

  

Kitty Thanks

January 14, 2008 - 8:00am

Here's a cute kitty card I made. I just love this image and I really wish I had more images of this cat. If anyone has any images they would be willing to send me, I would be more than happy to stamp some images of something I have for you. There's nothing too fancy for this one. Just simple and sweet! Enjoy!

Thanks Card

Thanks Cards

  

Fixafella

January 15, 2008 - 8:00am

This is "fixafella" from Stamping Bella. Don't you just love him!? If you have a hubby at home that likes to build things like my hubby...this is a must have! I think he's just adorable and so very fitting for my hubby! And I need to get more of these fellas. They make great guy cards. Of course, I had to be sure I didn't add to much glitz to it! That is a hard thing....no glitter, no ribbons. But I love the stripe paper and I think it looks great! Enjoy!

Fella Card

Fella Cards

  

Shopping Bella

January 16, 2008 - 8:00am

I just love how this card turned out. Stamping Bella has to have the BEST stamps ever! I love the colors and the tiny flowers. It was just so much fun to make. This stitched ribbon is hard to get to knot correctly, but it looks nice when it came together. I love the stamp saying as well. This is just a very happy card. Now if I had a reason to send one out to someone! :) Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Thanks Flower

January 17, 2008 - 8:00am

This is a great stamp set from Stampin' Up! and I just love it. I definitely have to get this set out and make more cards with this! This is from the same set as one of the stamps I used for Christmas cards. This was the first card I made with my cuttlebug and crop-a-dile. So I was just having a little fun playing with my new toys! I love these colors together! Enjoy!

Also, don't forget to come back tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday. You are NOT going to want to miss her!

Thanks Card

Thanks Cards

  

Featured Crafter Friday

January 18, 2008 - 8:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Amy Rysavy!

  

My First Pen

January 19, 2008 - 8:00am

This is a picture of the first pen I turned. I am so proud of myself and so happy with how it turned out! These are two pictures of the same pen, just on different sides. I couldn't decide which picture I liked better of it! Enjoy!

Pen

Pen

  

Some Goodies!

January 20, 2008 - 8:00am

This first card was a RAK I got from Sonya in one of my yahoo groups. It's so lovely and so very sweet of her! Thank you, Sonya. Also, Sonya....if you have a website, please let me know so I can include a link.

RAK Card

This is another RAK I got from Katie. She also sent me some huggybellas images. She used pink fun flock on the robe in the card. It's so fun...and soft! Thanks, Katie!

RAK Card

This is a card my friend Sandie made. (Please note that I finally got her to start a blog! You'll love her work!) This card is so hilarious! Her mind was on a drink when she made this one! She cut out a worm from another bella image and put it in the glass! It's so cute! She is so very clever. :)

Bella Card

This is a goodie package I got in the mail the other day from Sandie! Isn't she the best pal ever!? She sent me a bella stamp (glideabella...she's an ice skater), some chalks, some glitter (because she knows how much I love it) and some blank cards and envelopes! Thank you, Sandie! You're the best!

Goodies

  

PaperTrey Ink

January 21, 2008 - 10:03am

I got the most wonderful gift as a thank you from Becky. She got me my VERY first set of PaperTrey Ink stamps. This has been my favorite set since I first came across PaperTrey. I was so excited! Of course I jumped right in and used them! I had to get a card made to send to Becky using them of course! So here's one of the cards I made using my new Butterfly Kisses set. There is so much glitter on the butterfly. It looks so pretty in person! The sentiment is from the Kitchen Sink Stamps thank you set I got from Maria. I am sure I will be using this set a lot! Enjoy!

PTI Stamps

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Cards

  

Swap Cards

January 22, 2008 - 8:00am

I signed up to do a bella card swap. I signed up for the green and pink groups. These were the cards I made for them. I think they turned out so cute and I can't wait to get the others in the group in the mail! I'll be sure to post a picture of them when I do! I used Gardenbella on the green cards and Bubblebella on the pink cards. The best part about these cards are the shiny paper I used. It looks so pretty! Enjoy!

Swap Card

Swap Cards

Swap Card

Swap Cards

  

Who Wants Some Wine?!

January 23, 2008 - 8:00am

This is Winobella. I just love her. She is so much fun. And she looks great with both red and white wine in her glasses. I tried a couple new things on this card. I put the pattern paper through my cuttlebug to add a little dimension and I love the way it looks. The paper is from Close To My Heart and I got it from Sandie. I also did the black border around bella by hand. I did them both a little differently and I just love how it turned out. I will certainly be doing this one again! I added a bunch of glitter all over the card and then added some crystal effects to the wine bottle and the glasses. Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Card

  

So Cute!

January 24, 2008 - 8:00am

This is an adorable card I got in the mail from Nicole who was a featured crafter on my site recently. It was so sweet of her to send me this card. And it is so gorgeous in person! Thank you, Nicole!

And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday!

Thank You Card

  

Featured Crafter Friday

January 25, 2008 - 8:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Emily Giovanni!

  

Be You

January 26, 2008 - 8:00am

Say hello again to Grumpabella. I just love her. She is so sassy...in a "leave me alone" sort of way. :) This was the first time I tried the angle paper. It turned out all right for my first try. :) But I think anything would look great with Grumpabella! Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Card

  

Presents!

January 27, 2008 - 8:00am

I love these stamps. It's hard to get enough of them. Bellas have to be the most fun stamps I can think of! You can make them match anything and there are so many occasions they are perfect for. I cut the green and black paper to the sizes I wanted them and then I put them in the cuttlebug. It looks so cool! I can't believe I don't use the cuttlebug on ALL of my cards! I added some glitter and this bella was complete! Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Card

  

Happiness!

January 28, 2008 - 8:00am

This is Cakeabella and she looks so sweet. She even baked a cake for you! It would make me happy, too! The paper is from Close To My Heart and I got it from Sandie. I put the paper through the cuttlebug but I put it in the wrong way, so the swirls are recessed instead of raised. I am actually pretty happy with how it looks, though. So it was a good mistake! :) The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set "Warm Words". And man, this set is so useful! I added a couple baubles from Stamping Bella and that was about it. Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

HuggyBellas

January 29, 2008 - 8:00am

These are Huggybellas. They are so fun and perfect for friends. This was a card fold I saw on SplitCoastStampers and it works out perfectly for bellas. The bellas really stand out with this card fold and I know I will use it again for these stamps! This paper is also from Close To My Heart given to me by Sandie. I added a prima and a sticky felt flower attached with a brad. I then stamped the sentiment and added some glitter! Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Clickabella

January 30, 2008 - 8:00am

Don't we all wish we looked this cute when we were sitting at our computers? I know I do. I know a couple people that would love this green computer, too!. I used a couple cards from a DCDW card pack. I added a prima and a sticky felt flower with a brad. Then I made some photo corners and added dots of glitter to them. I added the sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

More Pens

January 31, 2008 - 8:00am

I am a bit funny when it comes to wood. Most people want to find the most perfect piece...not me. I want to find the strangest piece of wood with the most imperfections. I think they have so much more character. I like the knots and the strange colors in wood. So this second pen was perfect! I was so pleased with the colors in it! I also took a picture of the two pens together. I am quite happy with how they turned out and I am making more things all the time! Enjoy!

Turned Pen

Turned Pen

Turned Pens