Sunday, September 30, 2007

Christmas Card #1

First off let me say, How CUTE is this stamp? This is a new line by Stampendous called Pixel and Pookie. She is Pixel and it's called Pixel Tree. Every year I get stuck the end of November panicked and pressured to make all of my Christmas cards. This year I figured I would make 5 a weekend and then when it gets closer to Christmas it would all be done, NO STRESS!

So.. this is the first set.

Stamps: Pixel Tree, by Stampendous and Merry Little Christmas, Technique Tuesday

Ink: Black Stazon and CTMH Ponderosa Pine

Paper: The Christmas Glitter Stack by DCWV, cs by Creative Memories (sorry forget the color name)

Embellishments: Stickles in Frosted Lace , Yellow, Liquid Applique and White Ricrac Ribbon from my stash

Tools: Prisma Pencils/OMS and CM Star Punch

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Scary Kitty!

I LOVE cats! As most people know. So when I saw this scary kitty stamp at Michael's last week, I had to add it to my collection. I didn't use typical Halloween colors for this one and I think it turned out ok. The pp is from GinX and the cs is from Bazzill. It was sponged with black ink double matted and then I raised it with popdots. I used my SU Word Window punch and then the word Halloween from the CTMH set called Holiday Jubilee. The black grosgrain ribbon is from CTMH as well.

I hope everyone enjoys this scary kitty as much as I do!


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Little Corner of the World

Fall? It's fall? Where is the cool crisp air? Hopefully it will be here soon!

I made this card using one of my new SU sets, it is called Seasonal Whimsy. I stamped it all in SU's Ruby Red and then matted it on some Bazzill cs. The larger piece of pp is by My Mind's Eye and is from the set called Everyday Tango (love it!) the smaller piece is Wild Asparagus. I raised the main image on popdots as well as the leaf that I cut out. I then added three copper brads.

I hope everyone is having a nice evening.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Well, I am up early this morning so I decided to get a card posted! I had a busy day yesterday hosting my first papercrafting event as an SU demo! It went great and I want to thank everyone who was there. We had so much fun!

This card was made with one of C.C. Designs new halloween stamps, this stamp is just precious!!! How cute is this little girl? I think I will be making my neice's halloween cards with this one.

Stamps: C.C. Designs and Papertrey

Ink: CTMH black, SU Pumpkin Pie

Paper: DCWV for cs and SEI for pp.

Embellishments: KI Memories, Stickles

Tools: SU Rounded Tab Punch, SU Corner Rounder Punch

I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday!


Friday, September 21, 2007

Peace on Earth

Hi Everyone!

I finally got this card done! I am hosting a papercrafting event tomorrow so between setting up for that, work and household chores, I finished it.

This is the Criss Cross card from Beate Johns tutorial on SCS. If anyone is interested, here is the link

This one was tough for me, everything I used just didn't seem to mesh. I finally decided to go with what is here, though I am not crazy about it. Unfortunately, I seriously need some help in the card picture taking category!

Paper: Chatterbox (I think!) and Bazzill

Ink: SU Not Quite Navy, Embossing Ink by CTMH

Embellishments: ribbon from Joann's and button is from my stash, embossing powder, Twinkle Pixie Dust by Uptown Comotion (about 4 years old)

Stamps: CTMH, Papertrey and Fancy Pants

Happy Friday!!


Thursday, September 20, 2007

You're Neat

Well, all day at work I couldn't wait to get home and finally try out Beate John's tutorial on the Criss Cross Card. Well, I started it, it's getting dark and I can't get a decent pic of my cards without natural light to save my life, so I guess I will post that tomorrow! Here is a very simple card that I made over the weekend, it is from the SU set You're Neat. I just love these tiny animals!

I tried to keep it plain so the little guy or girl didn't get lost. The PP is by Basic Grey's Lollipop Shoppe and the CS is scraps from my stash. I stapled a little piece of ribbon and added three little prima flowers and secured them with brads. Oh, and the little kitty was colored in with my prismas!

I hope everyone is having a nice night, I am off to finish the other card!


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Witchy Mice!

Hi Everyone!

I sure hope that no one gets tired of looking at witches and pumpkins and mice, OH MY!

Here is one of my favorite House Mouse Stamps. It is called Bewitching Pumpkins and was a little on the tedious side to color! I did use my prismas and gamsol for the whole image. The base of the card is CS from KI Memories and then I random stamped a piece of CTMH cardstock and used the pumpkin from the Holiday Jubilee set. I added some ribbon by KI Memories down the side and added a flower from prima, a button and tied it with some ribbon.

I wanted to keep it simple because of the elements in the stamped image. Glad I finally tackled this one!

I hope everyone enjoys it and that you are all having a bewitching evening!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Simple Christmas

This is a card that I made with a stamp that I purchased at RubberBuggy Stamps in Strasburg, PA. I was there with my friends before we headed to a Scrapbook Retreat! My friend Kim had already bought the set by Stampendous and then Jen and I had to buy it!
It is simply white CS that is embossed with the Cuttlebug, Snowflake folder, I added some Stickles in Green and Red for Christmas and then double matted it it dark green and cranberry, added some ribbon and called it done!
This card has me looking forward to the winter season, I LOVE snow!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friends Always

Whew, what a change in the weather! It is so beautiful here in SE PA! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Here is a card I made with a stamp that I bought from . They have the most unique stamps! Just amazing! This little cutie was colored in the my prismas and the wings were stamped again on another piece of cardstock inked with daubers and then cut out and turned upward to give it a 3 dimensional look. The paper used is from the collection Everyday Tango by Mind Mind's Eye. I used my SU Word Window punch and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey's Faux Ribbon set. I then attached a tiny Prima flower with a glitter brad from Ki Memories. The ribbon is from my stash. I made this card for a friend that is helping me through a rough spot in my life right now.

Have a great evening!


Friday, September 14, 2007

No Peeking!

Here is another card using one of my new Bella stamps. You can find them here.. They are one of my favorite lines of stamps! This one is called Bubblebella. I made the card using the Splitcoaststamper's Challenge # 134, which is called a Tent Topper card.

She was colored in with my prismas/gamsol and then added Stickles in the color waterfall for the bubbles. The paper is from Bohemia Collection from My Mind's Eye and all of the CS is Bazzill. I attached two glitter brads in the bottom corners and then added some ribbon from my stash. I then used a stamp from the christmas set, No Peeking from CTMH for the sentiment. I had a tough time taking a pic of it since I didn't have any daylight. I hope that everyone can see it ok.

I hope everyone is having a happy Friday!


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fall Leaves

Whee!! The temperature and humidity has finally dropped here in SE PA. I couldn't be happier!

I love summer, but there is something about the cool, crisp air and the holidays around the corner that get me going! I decided to break in more of my SU stamps and cardstock! I have recently became an SU Demo, I am very excited!

This card was made with the set called A Tree for All Seasons. I just LOVE it! I like anything teenie, tiny! It was colored it with very sharp prismas because the image is so small and inked with a sponge in yellow. I then added the saying "fall leaves" from my CTMH set, simply called Fall.

I hope everyone in SE PA is enjoying our first taste of fall weather!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thanks... I needed that!

Well, today was one crappy day at work! All day I needed to get happy! So... I took my drug....a dose of Splitcoast Stampers! I made this card from the tutorial Cami's Tri-fold card. Here is the link.

I have seen this card and my friend and upline Jill made one, but I was so intimidated by it!

Wow, was I wrong! This tutorial was well written and easy to follow, thanks Cami and Beate!

I used Crate Paper's Twill Collection and SU's Fun & Fast Notes for the stamp! That little birdie was colored in with my prismas and I added a touch of bling with my Diamond Dots by Stampendous. I then added three more flowers on the other side and then added to stems to make it look like a little bouquet!

I hope everyone is having a good evening, mine is getting better!


Monday, September 10, 2007

Hocus Pocus


My order of Bellas came in and I am sooo excited!!! This is my favorite of the bunch! I just LOVE witches! She was colored in with my prismas/gamsol and then I added Black Diamond Stickles to her hatband and the frill on her dress. I used my black Glaze pen on the pumpkin to make his face stand out! I double matted it and then put it on a cardbase of paper from SEI.

I then added 3 little flowers from my Color Lab set from KI Memories and stamped Hocus Pocus on layered scalloped paper and then raised it with a popdot. I also placed 2 purple Diamond Stickers on the o's.

I hope everyone is having a bewitching evening!


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bella Kitty Layout

Hi everyone!

It's been a few days since I have posted, I can't believe it! I was busy last week preplanning scrapbook pages for a weekend retreat I just came home from. Myself and 3 of my friends had SO MUCH FUN! Elisabeth you were missed! We laughed until the wee hours of the morning, and I mean wee hours.. like 4am!! I scrapped some, shopped a lot, ate and also got to spend some much needed time with just us girls!

Here is one of the pages that I created at the retreat. I must say though, it has been a while since I have done any scrapping since I became I card marking addict. I thought that I missed it, but honestly I think my true love lies with stamping and cards!

This layout is of the kitty that this blog is named after.. Bella..

The paper is by Crate Paper's Birdie Collection, there are some primas, chipboard, stamps and Bazzill CS.

I hope everyone had as much as an enjoyable weekend as I have!

Thanks Kim, Tara and Jen!


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

First Day

I made this card to send to my niece on her first day of kindergarten, which was today. She had a great time and was very impressed by the playground at school! lol... Her favorite animal is a duck as I have mentioned in previous posts, which is why this stamp is perfect for her. The stamp is by Penny Black and the paper is from a pack by DCWV called Nana's Kids. Really cute paper! The ribbon is from my stash and the saying is also PB. Oh, it was colored in with my aquabrush and SU WWC.

I hope everyone out there that had little ones starting today had fun!


Monday, September 3, 2007


Ok, I think this sums up summer. Watermelon!! (Not the I colored the mice in with my primas and then did the watermelon and table with my SU WWC. I the used all CTMH papers for it. It is all from the set Let's Get Together. Isn't it summery? Ahhh..

I hope that everyone had a great summer!


Summertime Fun

This is it! My last summer cards until next year.. Well maybe, this is it.

Here is a cute penguin with the name of Petey. He was a special one month on Inky Antics. Who knew penguins could surf?

He was colored in with my prismas and I sponged ink on the background in sand and sky blue.

I used the Fusion line by Basic Grey and the CS that is used on the mat and embossed on the bottom is by Bazzill. I used the Tiny Bubbles folder and the tag die from the Cuttlebug. I used ribbon from my stash and stamped the title with SU Everyday Flexible Phrases..

I will be posting another card in a bit, I am trying to pack for a retreat that I am going on this weekend. A scrapbooking retreat! Woohoo!

Hope everyone is having a great afternoon.


Sunday, September 2, 2007

Do Nothing

Another beautiful day here in SE, PA. What a perfect weekend for the unofficial end of summer.

I just had to make another card that featured summer and how I wish it was sunny when I was on vacation! This would have been me sitting on the beach reading a book. Oh well, there is always next year. The stamp set used in this card was CTMH's Do Nothing. She was colored in with prismas/gamsol, then raised up on dimensionals The saying was stamped in Indian Corn Blue by CTMH as well. The CS is once again Bazzill and the PP is by SEI and is called Citrus Kick. I really love the vibrant colors in it! I added three rhinestone stickers that I bought in Michael's $1 section.

I hope everyone is having a sunny Sunday!


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Fall's Flower

Here are the beauties I just picked up at Wolff's Farm Market in Aston, PA!!!

Sweet Summer

OK, I am holding true to my word, here is another summer layout. This one is called Sweet Summer. It is so nice here on the Northeastern Coast. I am almost sorry to see summer go with a day like this... I just love fall and just came back from a Farmer's Market with my parents and picked up some beautiful mums!!! I am also posting a pic of those! I had one more, but I gave it to my mom.

Anyway back to the card, this is a House Mouse stamp called Summer Shower, it was colored in with my trusty prismas and gamsol. The paper is by Crate Paper from their Twirl Collection.

I then took two chipboard accents from CTMH and sponged them with Ranger Paint Daubers in a light green and stamped them with SU's set Everyday Flexible Phrases In Purely Pomegranate. I attached them with some ribbon from my stash.

I hope everyone in my neck of the woods is enjoying the wonderful weather!