March 2, 2008 - 7:00am
I won this set at my friend's Stamp-A-Stack. I couldn't decide which ribbon I liked better so I did one of each. I did like how the card turned out. I used some pattern paper I had made a while back and then used my corner rounder to make the scallop edge. I stuck on a ton of yellow gems in the middle of each scallop. I colored and cut out the flower and attached it with a huge eyelet. Of course, I also had to add a ton of glitter to the flower. It's a very spring-looking card. Enjoy!
March 4, 2008 - 7:00am
These are a few of the pens I have done recently. They are (from darkest to lightest) are Yew, Mesquite, Walnut and Ebony. I am also learning some other materials, like plastics, to make into pens. I will get some pictures taken of those when I get them done. Enjoy!
March 5, 2008 - 7:00am
A friend of mine wanted me to make her some cards. She has a dog walking business (Happy Paws), has a couple Yorkies of her own and loves animals in general. (Oh, and I made her site.) She wanted me to use the layout from this card. I don't have this stamp, (which is Walkabella) but Sandie was nice enough to send me what I needed. I made two of each of these cards.
March 7, 2008 - 7:00am
March 8, 2008 - 7:00am
This is a Clickabella card I made for my friend who gave me the huge tote full of craft things that I posted a few days ago. I used some of the flowers from the tote. I think it turned out really cute! But then again, how can a bella card NOT be cute?! Enjoy!
And I am sorry for the crappy picture! I had to take it quickly. :)
March 9, 2008 - 6:00am
This is a Kittycattabella card that I made for a friend who had to put her kitty to sleep. :( I am not sure I like the way things turned out on the pink paper, but I know she will like it. I just started putting things on the card without thinking about the layout! :) Anyone else ever done that? Enjoy!
March 12, 2008 - 6:00am
This was the last set of cards we did at the Stamp-A-Stack. I just couldn't get the images to stamp clearly. I think it would have worked better if I was on a harder surface. I was stamping on a card table and I just couldn't get the images as crisp as I would have liked. But I do think the cards turned out really cute! I showed you a close up of each of the sets (dinosaurs and zoo animals). Each of the cards have a different pattern paper on them, but I like stripes, so those are the ones you get to see up close! :) Enjoy!
March 13, 2008 - 6:00am
This is a cd rack that my hubby had sitting around the house. It wasn't being used, so I took it and used it for my stamps. I also took a bunch of time and put all my clear stamps into the cd cases that are on the bottom shelf. I had a bunch of $1 stamps that I didn't use because they weren't convenient to get to. The SU stamps were in totes and I would always surprise myself with the stamps on the bottom...Oh yeah, I had that set! So I am very excited that all these stamps are going to be out and in a more usable place!
See you tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday!
March 14, 2008 - 6:00am
March 15, 2008 - 6:00am
Are you ready for this?? These are all the goodies I got from my buddy Sandie. I knew she had a couple things for me, but I was not prepared for the magnitude of the gifts!
I'll try to list everything: pattern paper, SU stamps, Beachabella (from Stamping Bella), "life's a beach" (from Stamping Bella), baubles in TONS of colors (from Stamping Bella), mini mail boxes, a basket and two mugs that say "baby it's cold outside", body butter in various scents, oodles of SU ink pads (her MIL had them but didn't use them), decorated tic-tacs, bella images, some white card stock and envelopes, and a couple little kits she put together when she was an SU demo!
Phew! That was a lot. Now imagine me saying that in one breath! :) Thank you SOOOOO much Sandie!
March 17, 2008 - 6:00am
This is Savvyshopabella. I think she is so cute. I got a bunch of images in the goodie pack I got a couple days ago and I was dying to try her out. I definitely need to put her on my wish list! I love how it sparkles...I had to add the glitter! And I love the pastel colors in this one. Maybe I should have saved this card to post on Easter! :) Enjoy!
March 18, 2008 - 6:00am
This is Cuppacakeabella. I am going to have to work on my coloring or just not use markers next time. I didn't like how that turned out. But the pink and brown make a good combo! I added loads of glitter with icicle stickles. I thought it would look cool with the large pieces of sparkle! Enjoy!
March 19, 2008 - 6:00am
These are a couple pens I did. It's been a while since I posted one. I also haven't been whipping them out as fast as I would like. :) The lighter one on top is Bird's Eye Maple. I also put a couple of burn lines in the top half of the pen. It gives it a little bit of added detail.
The second pen is a bit different. This is made out of multi-colored acrylic. It has golds, browns, and black in it. This is a fun medium to work with. It's a bit more time consuming, but the results are very nice! Enjoy!
March 20, 2008 - 6:00am
This is a goodluckabella card. I made it for my aunt, Patty, who had her birthday on St. Patrick's Day. I really should have posted this then, but I forgot. I don't have this stamp, but Lorie was kind enough to send me some images! Thanks, Lorie!
This card is so pretty in person. The green is such a soft green and I love how it contrasts with the black. I actually printed this paper and it was found at Shabby Princess. They have a ton of stuff to download there. Enjoy!
And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday!
March 21, 2008 - 5:00am
March 22, 2008 - 6:00am
First I want to note that this is my 300th post! How cool! I just realized that and wanted to share with everyone. Thanks for stopping by to read my 300 posts!
These are a couple fella cards I made for a couple of my husband's friends who just had their birthdays.
The first uses "beerafella" and the sentiment says "celebrate!" The second used "golfafella" and says "fore your birthday" which I had wrote. I also recently got the photo corner punch from SU, so I wanted to give it a try!
Looking back at the cards now, I think I would have put the pattern paper on the top and put the sentiments on the solid cardstock rather than the pattern paper. I think the sentiment is a little hard to read and almost looks too busy...something to think about for next time! :) Enjoy!
March 24, 2008 - 6:00am
Last week my mom came over because she wanted to make some cards. She picked out the bellas and the paper and colored them. I just helped her put them all together. I have to say that I am quite proud of her!
The first one is daintybella. She is just a sweet image. We added some ribbon with lots of other colored ribbon tied inside the white ribbon
The second one is cosmobella. I think this turned out really cute. We added the flowers after we thought we were done and really liked them. They have red glitter in the center of them.
This is flowahbella and the layout was my attempt to cover up the paper I didn't like. It was perfect for the person my mom planned to give the card to, but it isn't my taste. So we made a good compromise with the scallop circle. I cut between each scallop to the white circle. It looks like a big flower!
This is tinkerbella. I love how the paper matches the flowers in her skirt. I think it's really cute!
This last one is bubblebella and our favorite. My mom colored the bubbles in different colors and it's really cute! I was a bit skeptical at first. Then there is coordinating glitter on top of the bubbles. Then we weren't sure where to put the sentiment and my mom suggested on the tub. So I put some clear letters on a block so I could line them up and I think it turned out really cute! I will definitely do this again! Enjoy!
March 25, 2008 - 6:00am
I found these markers at Dick Blick. They were only $20 and I am quite happy with them. I get lots of colors and they have a nice sharp tip, but if you turn them on the side, they can color a large area. I also bought a good skin color and a light gray for outlining bellas. Those are both from Tombow. I can get the numbers on them if anyone wants them. Now keep in mind...these aren't Copic quality, but I am just too cheap to buy the Copics! :) I also wanted to try out coloring with them and the images turned out pretty cute. I will probably throw these on cards at some point, but I just wanted to play with the markers. :) Enjoy!
March 26, 2008 - 6:00am
This is a blingabella card. I threw it together for my hubby's cousin who just got engaged. I don't have this image, but I swapped some images with someone. I added a couple baubles to the flowers. It's kind of hard to make this "busy" paper work, but I think the card turned out pretty cute! Enjoy!
March 27, 2008 - 6:00am
This is a dryabella card. I knew I wanted this image, but wasn't sure what I was going to use her for. Then I saw THIS and knew exactly what I was going to do! I paper pieced the robe and the used a cuttlebug folder on the bottom half of the card. I really love this card and I hope you do, too! Enjoy!
And don't forget to stop back tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday!
March 27, 2008 - 9:35am
I wanted to mention another site I have linked on this page, but I am not sure many people know about it. It's andihays.net. This is another blog I post to which has more personal things on it. I chose to use this site solely for crafts and craft related things. So I feel like some of you out there that I chat with frequently might want to know me a little better. So I am showing you where you can do that. I also think that if people want to just look at crafts and not personal things, they can do that! But I wanted you to know about this one exists! :) Have a great day!
March 28, 2008 - 6:00am
March 29, 2008 - 6:00am
Dogwalkabella is a newer image and I have a friend with a dog walking business and I knew I needed this to make cards for her. I think this image is just adorable. I am not really a small dog person, so I love this image with the bigger dogs. I also put some clear baubles on the card and covered them with glitter! I am quite pleased with the way that turned out! I will definitely do it again! Enjoy!
March 30, 2008 - 6:00am
I love this image! I am going to have to put her on my next order! Savvyshopabella is now going to be called SavvyButt! Why you ask? My best friend recently had her second baby and I gave her a savvyshopabella card. She loved her butt and is now hanging it on her fridge to motivate her to lose her baby weight! I also must mention I love how the coloring on this one turned out! Enjoy!
March 31, 2008 - 6:00am
I made this card for my husband's step dad who lost his mother last week. She lived a long life and died at 98. I wanted a fairly manly card, but all I think of for sympathy cards are flowers. So I made this is some blue colors. They are punched flowers and I stamped the stems. I also used the "swiss dots" cuttlebug folder on the background. The inside says, "Some moments are worth holding in your heart forever." Enjoy!