Featured Crafter Friday

February 1, 2008 - 8:00am

I am on vacation in Mexico. So there won't be a featured crafter this week. See you next week!

  

Bella & Her Kitties

February 2, 2008 - 8:00am

This reminds me so much of me! We used to have a grey cat, but now we just have an orange one. I would definitely wear this outfit, too! I added a little glitter in a couple places and poked holes at the bottom of the red paper. I did the black border around the image by hand and that was it! Simple, yet still looks adorable! :) Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Glideabella

February 3, 2008 - 8:04pm

We returned from our trip to Mexico late last night. We had a wonderful time and wonderful weather! It was in the 80s and we didn't have any rain. It couldn't have been better! It was so relaxing. When we got back home to Minnesota, of course it was a bit cooler...about 20 outside (but not as cold as the -20 that it was last year when we returned). So I thought a little Glideabella might be fitting.

I got this as a gift from Sandie. She is such a wonderful and giving friend! We have started to exchange cards with a theme....I was to pick the layout and she picked the stamp. She loves green, so of course, I made her a green card. I tried something I haven't done before...I outlined the image. I think it actually turned out ok. I might try it again sometime! :) I'll show you the card Sandie gave me tomorrow! There's also a ton of glitter on the card! Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Thanks Sandie!

February 4, 2008 - 4:44pm

I got all of these wonderful gifts from Sandie. How very lucky am I?! She gave me the most adorable binder for my bellas and I didn't waste any time filling it with what I have. She gave me a bunch of ribbon, oodles of bella images, a card her son made for me and the glideabella card I wrote about yesterday. Isn't just the most adorable card? I love the colors! She does such stunning work! Thank you so much, Sandie! Enjoy!

*Edit* I added a picture of some of my bellas in the binder. I thought you might like to see how they fit in there.

Gifts From Sandie

Bella Card

Bella Binder

  

Happy Mail To Me!

February 5, 2008 - 6:25pm

When I got back from our trip, I was so excited to see all of these goodies in my mail box!

This first one is from one of my best friends and my SU demo. She just had her second baby, Hannah, in December and this was a thank you she sent out.

Card From Katie

This was a sweet little card from Colleen along with a package of white card stock. I have been sending her and her daughter bella images to play with and she felt she owed me for all the images! :) Thanks, Colleen. You do know that you'll just be getting more now! :)

Card From Colleen

This was a card from Corie. She sent cards out to people who subscribed to her blog. What a sweet gesture!

Card From Corie

This adorable card is from Charmaine as a thank you for featuring her on my site. She makes such stunning cards. I feel like I should send her a thank you for such a pretty card! Thanks, Charmaine!

Card From Charmaine

This was a card from Pat from a RAK group I am in. Thank you so much, Pat! It's just gorgeous!

Card From Pat

And last, but certainly not least, is this adorable bella card from Marnie. We exchanged some bella images and this was the card I got along with the images. Thank you, Marnie! I can't wait to play with them!

Card From Marnie

  

Key Rings

February 6, 2008 - 7:27pm

I wanted to share a little more of my wood working hobby with you. I hope you enjoy it. These are key rings. I loved this black and white wood. I had hoped to make a pen from it, but the other half didn't work out so well. So I made it a key ring and I like how it turned out.

Key Ring

This one is one I made for my hubby. He chose the walnut wood to use and wanted me to try making it higher in the middle. This was my first attempt at it and it didn't turn out too badly. I think it's slightly off center, but it still looks nice! And he liked it! Which is what really matters.

Key Ring

This is the two of them together. These were fun and pretty simple to make. They would make nice gifts! Enjoy!

Key Rings

  

Butterfly Kisses

February 7, 2008 - 8:00am

Here's a little tent topper card I made with my Butterfly Kisses set from PaperTrey Ink. I just love this set! I could play with these images all day long. This has to be my favorite set by them! But they have so many new sets releasing this month that there is a good chance one of these new ones will be my new favorite! Sorry for the dark pictures. I have been lazy with my photos, but I will get back to using my photo box! Enjoy!

Oh! And don't forget to come back tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday. Have a great day!

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Cards

  

Featured Crafter Friday

February 8, 2008 - 8:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Tammy Hershberger!

  

Red Bubbles

February 9, 2008 - 8:00am

This was a Bubblebella card I made for a contest a while back. I didn't win, but I was very happy with the way the card turned out! I sent one of these to the host of this challenge and the other to the winner. I used a prima flower, then a punched black scallop where I cut down each petal and then I added a sticky felt flower with a brad. I also added a couple baubles to the bath. I used my corner rounder to make the scallops on the bottom and then poked holes in the center. Then I went around them with a white gel pen. And of course...loads of glitter! Enjoy!

Bella Card

  

PMSabella

February 10, 2008 - 8:00am

This isn't my favorite card, but I hadn't posted a card with her yet. I made this for a friend's daughter and her daughter just loved it! I sent along some Bella images for her to play with as well! I used some puffy snow stuff for the popcorn. It adds a lot of texture. I took out the Cuttlebug for this one. I also used the word window punch for the teal pieces. I love that little bit of punch that they add. The stamp in the corner says "happy place".I like colors, but I still felt something was missing. Oh well. Too late now! :) Enjoy!

Bella Card

  

Pink Swap Cards

February 11, 2008 - 7:00am

These are all the pink cards from the Bella swap I was in. Mine is in the center. I shared it with you in this post. This was the first card swap I have ever done and it was a lot of fun! I will share the green set with you tomorrow! Enjoy!

Bella Cards

Bella Card

Bella Card

Bella Card

Bella Card

  

Green Swap Cards

February 12, 2008 - 7:00am

These are all the green cards from the Bella swap I was in. Mine is in the center. I shared it with you in this post. Enjoy!

Bella Cards

Bella Card

Bella Card

Bella Card

Bella Card

  

More RAKs!

February 13, 2008 - 7:00am

Here are a couple cards I got in the mail recently. The first one is from Colleen. She always sends me such gorgeous cards. I haven't had any time to make Valentine's Day cards, so no one will be getting one this year. :( Thanks, Colleen!

Valentine Card

This card is an adorable Bella card from Lori. She is the one that won the contest I entered the red bubblebella card to, so I sent her one of them! The colors in this card she sent are just gorgeous! Thanks for thinking of me, Lori!

Bella Card

  

Valentine's Pens

February 14, 2008 - 7:00am

Well, sort of! They were pink and since I haven't made any cards recently, I thought these would be nice to share on Valentine's Day! These were two pens I made for myself. I like pink, so these have pink in them. I also prefer silver over gold, so I had to get some that were silver for myself! :) Here is a picture of the two of them together.

Pink Pens

This one has a lighter wood and some darker pink swirls in it. I tried making it more raised in the middle. I am going to need a bit more work on this, but it looks cool and gives the pen a fun shape. Here is a picture of this one alone as well as a close up of the pattern on the wood.

Pink Pen

Pink Pen

This one is definitely my favorite! It's thinner on the ends and thicker in the middle. It's really nice looking. It's such a rich, deep pink color. This is dyed Boxelder wood and it has some really cool holes in the wood. You can kind of see that in the close up picture. These are so much fun. I have more in the making! Enjoy!

Pink Pen

Pink Pen

  

Featured Crafter Friday

February 15, 2008 - 7:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Melanie Muenchinger!

  

Tinkerbella

February 16, 2008 - 7:00am

This is a tinkerbella card I made. I just love this little image. She's so cute and fun. I added a ton of glitter and some dots in the upper part of the card with VersaMark. Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Take A Deep Breath

February 18, 2008 - 10:48am

This was a little card I made with my very first My Favorite Things stamp set called "Serenity Now". I just love this set! It's so fun to use! I have some more cards I will share with you soon that I made with the other images in the set.

Sandie loves this set, too, so I sent her some images along with this card. It was the first time I tried punching circles and attaching them with a brad and I really like how they turned out! I added glitter to the body of the lady and did a some hand-made decorating around the image. Enjoy!

Serenity Card

  

Bright Birthday

February 19, 2008 - 5:42pm

This is a very bright birthday card I made a while back. I loved the colors in the pattern paper. I have this huge "happy birthday" stamp that I used. I think it was in a long row when I bought it, but I cut it into two pieces so it was easier to use! I went over the words in crystal effects to make it look embossed. I then added a crystal gem to the "i". I used these felt sticky flowers from the $1 bin at Target and attached a gem in the center of them. I think it's really fun and colorful even though it's a very simple card. The paper is the main attraction! Enjoy!

Birthday Card

Birthday Cards

  

Paper Piecing

February 20, 2008 - 7:00am

Paper Piecing

Difficulty:
Difficulty 3/5 (3/5)

Here's a little tutorial for paper piecing. This adds a whole lot of dimension to your cards and really ties in the image and the pattern paper you may be using.

››› Click here to see the rest of this project ‹‹‹

  

Pink Serenity

February 21, 2008 - 7:00am

This is the same layout as the blue card from yesterday. Just in pink! And it's my favorite! I love how this one turned out. It was actually the first one of these I did. I have one more in another color to show you tomorrow. Enjoy!

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

Serenity Card

Serenity Cards

  

Green Serenity

February 22, 2008 - 6:00am

This is the green version of this card. I think this paper is a lot of fun. I usually think of this pattern as a manly type, but it looks so feminine with this stamp set! Enjoy!

Serenity Card

Serenity Cards

  

Featured Crafter Friday

February 22, 2008 - 7:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Lori Tecler!

  

Little Blue Bella

February 23, 2008 - 7:00am

This is Daintybella. I think she is so adorable. I wanted to make a fairly simple thank you card. My stash of thank you cards was running low. I love stripes, so this paper was just calling out to me! I think the one thing I wish I did differently would be to have colored her dress with marker instead of colored pencil. I think it would have given it a more cohesive look. So I will probably give that a try next time. :) Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

Thanks Squares

February 24, 2008 - 7:00am

I got the inspiration for this card from THIS card by Lori. It's not exactly the same by any means, but I really love how her turned out. I think mine turned out ok. It was a bit different than the cards I usually do, but it was a fun challenge for me! Enjoy!

Thank You Card

Thank You Cards

  

Beerafella

February 25, 2008 - 7:00am

Meet Beerafella. This is just a fun little image for male cards. There just aren't enough out there. Too bad guys don't appreciate cards like we do! :) I saw how to do the sunburst things on someone's site a long time ago. I may have to do a little tutorial on them if you might be interested. They are so easy and make a fun impact! Enjoy!

Fella Card

Fella Card

Fella Cards

  

Plaid Bella

February 26, 2008 - 7:00am

Isn't this adorable paper? I just love it. They are great colors! I wasn't sure what I was going to do as far as embellishments after I got the bella attached. I think the punched flowers added just the right amount. I was also pleased that the sentiment fit on the space next to the image. I wasn't sure it would. I maybe should have checked that out before I attached the bella, but I just don't work that way! :) Enjoy!

Bella Card

Bella Cards

  

RAKs

February 27, 2008 - 7:00am

This first card is one I got from Joan. She offered to swap cards with me a while back. Thank you, Joan for this wonderful card!

RAK Card

This next card is from Sandie. She sent this adorable card along to me with some bella images I asked her for. Thank you, Sandie!

RAK Card

  

Woo Hoo!

February 28, 2008 - 7:00am

One of my best friends and I exchanged Christmas....yes Christmas....gifts last night! This is the FABULOUS gift she got me! It is just FULL of goodies and toys! I just wanted to share this. She got it at Sam's Club. So maybe some of you are on your way there now! :)

Scrap & Tote

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday!

  

Featured Crafter Friday

February 29, 2008 - 7:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Carol Sheetz!