Friday, November 30, 2007

August Bella Calendar Page

YEAH! I am finally done! I must say I was a bit confused and frustrated in the beginning of this project, but I am so HAPPY that I did it! I absolutely cannot wait to see what the finished project is going to look like. I appreciate all of the hard work Tangii has put into this swap and all of the other Bella's hard work creating their months!

I knew for August I had to do Kinibella because that is the month that my family has always taken our beach vacation. The wave is from a template that I hand drew and she was colored in with my SU! Markers and Prisma pencils.

I hope that everyone likes it!

Happy Friday!


Stamps: Kinibella and Life's a Beach ; Stampingbella

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: Citrus Kick;SEI and blue cs; Bazzill

Embellishments: paperflower; Prima, Misc; Ribbon

Tools: SU! Word Window Punch

Thursday, November 29, 2007


I just can't seem to get enough of these bella stamps! I don't know why I had to have this one. I do nothing with horses, have only been on ONE in my whole life when I was with the Girl Scouts, but I had to have it! Maybe I was a cowgirl in a previous life, or I just love animals so much! Whatever the reason I am glad that I bought it. I really enjoyed coloring this one. This is actually a Thank You card for another bella that is hosting a swap that I am in. I think it's ok to use a cowgirl for a Thank You? My husband wanted to know what a horse had to do with thanking. I couldn't give him an answer.I was just dying to use this stamp!

I hope that everyone is having a great night!

Stamps: Giddyupbella and Howdy by Stampingbella

Ink: SU! Black, Chocolate Chip and Not Quite Navy

Paper: SU! Kraft CS and DCVW All Dressed UP (very blingy!)

Embellishments: SU! River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon and Buckles;SU! HodgePodge

Tools: SU! Corner Rounder

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stylin' Birthday

I can't believe my one niece is going to be 6 on Monday the 3rd! I was part of my sister's" labor team" which was her husband, myself and the many doctors and nurses of Jefferson Hospital in Phila. I am her Godmother and also her special aunt, as I am her only Aunt! lol... She has grown from the little baby I was afraid to hold, to an adorable toddler that made me smile all the time, to my little girlfriend. We talk on the phone, we laugh and watch movies together and she has become my little papercrafting buddy! She is now into Hanna Montana, High School Musical and the Cheetah Girls. I am amazed Dana, it seems like yesterday that you were born and now you are becoming quite the little lady. I love you very much Dana and am so proud to be your Aunt and Godmother, not to mention your Friend.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I Wish I Were a...

PRINCESS! Wouldn't that be great? Beautiful gowns, jewels... Ahhh, just imagine..

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the major lag in posting, but things have been a wee bit busy around here. I hope that everyone in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Remember I said in an earlier post that I had good news to share? Well, I am now a member of the Design Team for Sweet N Sassy Stamps! Korin the queen bee behind the new company asked me to be the Featured Designer for December!! How exciting is that? I am so flattered! Please check in to the website to see all of the new goings on there! I have a few things up my sleeve with some of her wonderful and adorable stamp sets!

You can just click here

I made this card using the Princess set. One thing that I love about it? Besides the fact that it comes with it own dragon? (friendly of course!) You can interchange what you would like the princess to be holding. I chose the star, so she can just wave it and POOF... my Christmas shopping is done!

I hope that everyone is having a great evening!


Stamps: Princess; Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Ink: SU! Black and Bravo Burgundy

Paper: Bravo Burgundy by SU! and pp is Villa by Chatterbox

Embellishments: SU! Bravo Burgundy Ribbon and pearls from the Pretties Kit. Diamond Dots by Stampendous

Tools: SU! Ticket Corner and 5 Petal Flower Punches

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

This is the last night that I will have to post until after this weekend. I just wanted to wish all of you a very wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope that everyone has a great time with their families. Even though I am a wee bit stressed out, I keep on telling myself that even if the turkey isn't perfect, the time spent with my family will be. I will be cooking for 15 so things will be a bit crazy around here the next couple of days. I want to tell my MOM, thank you.... She always spends the night of Thanksgiving Eve and we have a great time together cooking, listening to Christmas carols and have a little pre-Christmas cheer! I can't wait MOM!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.. I am thankful that you take the time to view my blog.. it really means a lot to me.

This card is for you....

Sunday, November 18, 2007

You're 2!

I hope that everyone is having a great Sunday! I for one am starting my preparations for Thanksgiving! I was also informed today that my sister is having my nephew's 2nd birthday party the Sunday after Turkey day. That meant that I had to kick it in high gear! Here is the card that I made for him.

I have to say, it is really hard to find boy stamps! One of the solutions to this problem is In the next coming days I will have my hands on an adorable pirate set, suitable for boys of all ages! Until then, here is what I have created for him...

Stamps: Party Animals by Penny Black, Paper Tray by Papertrey and Itty Bitty Backgrounds by SU!

Ink: Black Stazon and Cranberry;CTMH, image colored with SU! markers

Paper: pp by DCWV Nana's Kids, cs;Bazzill

Tools: Cuttlebug;Happy Birthday folder, Sizzix #2 and SU! Word Window Punch

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Absolute Bliss

Well, I am home from another fun crop. While there I made this card which is for a swap that I am in for the House Mouse Yahoo Group. I had so much fun making these cards! These little guys look so warm and snuggly. Kinda how we wished we felt at the crop today. Something was seriously wrong with the heat! Sorry girls! We laughed about it and said we would come to the December crop dressed in parkas!

I have some good news to share at a later date. So please stay tuned......

I hope that everyone is having a warm Saturday!


Stamps: House Mouse;Stocking Full of Love, SU!;So Many Sayings

Ink: Black Stazon, CTMH;Cranberry and Heavenly Blue

Paper: SEI and Bazzill

Embellishments: misc. ribbon, SU! Silver cord, Diamond Dots by Stampendous and Stickles

Tools: SU! Ticket Corner Punch and Word Window Punch, Cuttlebug

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thank you Lord for your Blessings

Happy Friday everyone!

I am up to my eyeballs in paper as I prepare for my crop tomorrow. It is a lot of work, but I LOVE it! We always have a great time!

I managed to get another card done for Thanksgiving, this one is for my 3 year old niece. Again, this is one of the stamps that I just blew the dust off of, so I don't know who made them, Sorry!

I did get to use my new Nestabilities on this card, they are really cool! I am asking Santa for more of them!

Ok, enough babbling, here is the scoop on the card.

Stamps: ?

Ink: Black Stazon, Cat's Eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan, image colored with my prismas/gamsol

Paper: cs;Bazzill and Mellow by Basic Grey

Embellishments: brads;CTMH, ribbon; $1 spot at Target

Tools: Cuttlebug and Nestibilities

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Let's talk Turkey!

I can't believe that 1 week from today it will be Thanksgiving! I know I have said it before, but it came up too quick this year. I have a full house every turkey day and cook for two days in preparation for it. I am trying to squeeze my card making into the running around! I made this card for my 2 year old nephew. I think that he will get a kick out of the turkey! This will really be the first year that he will kinda know what is going on.

I hope everyone is having a great night!


Stamps: ? found in the closet from years ago

Ink: Stazon in Timber, prisma pencils, Cat's eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan

Paper: Mellow by Basic Grey and Bazzill cs

Embellishments: Brads by CTMH

Tools: SU! Ticket Corner Punch and 3/16 Corner Rounder

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Birthday Wishes

This image just cracks me up! I wish I could stuff my face with a nice birthday cake right about now. (I just joined WW) I guess coloring it will have to do!

I made this card for my niece's birthday (on my hubby's side). Her favorite color is purple so of course I had to make the card that color! The image is from the Happy Hoppers collection of HM. It is called It's My Party. She was colored in with my prismas and gamsol.
I am going to attach a gift card onto the paper with the tab. I hope that she likes it and has a great birthday. They are not near us so we will not be seeing her.

I hope everyone has a great evening!


Stamps: HH;It's my Party, SU!;Party Punch

Ink: Black Stazon, CTMH;Petal and Sunkiss Yellow

Embellishments: misc. ribbon and Glitter Brads;KI Memories, Stickles in Yellow and Ice Coffee

Tools: SU! Spiral Punch, 3/16 Corner Punch, Rounded Tab Punch and Designer Label Punch

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Teddy Bear Pilgrims

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? I have so much to do and I am trying not to slip into panic mode (just yet). I have my whole family over which is about 16 people! I have to start off small by making some cards for my two nieces and one nephew! I wish I could tell you whose stamps these are, but I don't have a clue! I found these about two weeks ago tucked away in a spare bedroom closet. I have had these since I first started stamping and have since forgot about them. I was so glad to find them, because they are perfect for children. The other two cards that I am making are from the same group. I used the Splitcoast Challenge #126 for this card.

Anyway, I hope that everyone is having a nice Sunday and that you are not too stressed out with the impending arrival of the holidays.


Paper: pp;Basic Grey's Mellow, cs;Bazzill

Ink: Stazon Black and Timber,Cat's Eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan, Prisma pencils

Embellishments: flower;Bazzill, misc;button and ribbon, brads;CTMH

Tools: SU! Tag corner punch and Marvy Scalloped Oval

Saturday, November 10, 2007

June's Puppybella

I don't know what the weather is like wherever you are, but here in SEPA it is the perfect day for stamping! Brisk, cloudy and showers. My hubby is out, I have my IPOD plugged in and I have managed to get another month done for the Bella Calendar Swap. Whew! This is one of the newer stamps called Puppybella. I just love that little doggie! I just HAD to make sure that she matched her owner. How fun!

I colored Bella in with both prisma pencils and my SU! markers that I just received. I am seriously liking them! I used the blender pen on her dress, I do need a little more practice with that. Have to try again on Kinibella which is what I am going to start on now for August.

I hope that eveyone is having fun today!

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Puppybella by Stampingbella

Ink: Black Stazon, Petal;CTMH

Paper: cs;Bazzill, pp; DCVW Pocket full of Posies Stack

Embellishments: flowers;Prima, rhinestone brads;MM, Lavender Stickles

Tools: SU! Scallop circle punch and 3/16 Corner Rounder, 1/16 punch by Fiskars

Friday, November 9, 2007

Very Merry

Who doesn't love the Bellas and the Bellaholics group on Yahoo? I am participating in a Calendar Swap, thanks Tangii! I have three months to make: December, June and August. This is the first set that I finished. I was nervous at first, because I had no idea how to go about it. Once Tangii explained it to me, the light bulb went off! I will be working on the other two months this weekend and hope to have it postal on Monday.

Happy Friday Everyone!


Stamps: Stampingbella; Wreathabella, Saying; SU! Short & Sweet, LOVE this set!

Ink: Black Stazon, Cranberry; CTMH

Paper: PP; DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack, CS; SU! Real Red and Garden Green

Embellishments: Cranberry ribbon;CTMH, Dotted ribbon; American Crafts and Diamond Dots by Stampedous

Tools: SU! Word Window Puncha and Ticket Corner Punch

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

You Snooze, You Lose...

Is the name of this stamp from the HM Happy Hoppers collection. I know, Geez another card with animals on it? Sorry! I just love furry critters! When I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it immediately! I don't even know what you would use it for... birthday? I colored it in with my prismas and gamsol. I also used the Splitcoast SC#147.

I hope everyone is enjoying their week!


Stamps: House Mouse/Happy Hoppers - You Snooze, You Lose

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: pp Junkitz and cs is CTMH Seafoam and Blush

Embellishments: Chipboard flower by Junkitz, ribbon - SU! Wild Wasabi, brads by MM

Tools: MM Distressing Tool

Monday, November 5, 2007

Welcome Baby

I hope that everyone had a nice Monday! I am thankful that my Monday at work is over, until next week that is! (I am not a huge fan of Mondays) Before zoning out and watching Dancing With the Stars, I thought I would jump on and post a pic of a card that I just made for a very good friend that just had a baby. As I said in a previous post, I don't have any baby stamps. I bought this set by CTMH called Nursery Bash from my friend Elisabeth, thanks E! It really is for early birthdays, but I thought that the giraffe would like cute on a baby card. I colored him in with my SU! Watercolor Wonder Crayons and my aquabrush. This card is also done with the Splitcoast SC#145.

I hope everyone has a nice evening.


Stamps: CTMH Nursery Bash, SU! Short and Sweet

Paper: pp Wild Asparagus, CS CTMH Colonial White and SU! Bashful Blue

Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Old Olive

Embellishments: misc. brads and ribbon

Tools: SU! punches, Word Window and Slot

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Caught up in the Spirit!

Alright, I know that Halloween was just on Wednesday and Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away, but out shopping today with my husband, I got in the Christmas Spirit! What the heck?!

I even said to him in Joann's, let's skip decorating the house for Thanksgiving and just go for the Christmas decorations! Where did this come from? Is it that the stores already have their shelves loaded with Christmas items? Was it the Christmas stamps that I bought in A.C. Moore?

Or the Christmas music that I actually heard playing in the toy dept. of Walmart? Whatever it was, I am going to embrace it. To me, Christmas is a magical time of year. Where everyone seems nicer, happier. Where there are smiles on every one's faces. So, this year I for one, am going to get into the spirit just a wee bit early. Who knows maybe it will be contagious. Couldn't we use a little more happiness in this world?

I CASED this card from a card in a swap that I was in that was hosted by my friend Kim. We had to use our favorite finds at the CKC. I loved Colleen's card and just had to case it. Thanks Colleen, your card was awesome!

Stamps: Fluffles in Light, SU! Punch Pals

Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Ruby Red and Garden Green

Paper: DCVW

Embellishments: ricrac by SEI and White Daisy ribbon by CTMH, Diamond Dots by Stampendous and Stickles in Xmas Red and Green

Merry Early Christmas everyone!


Friday, November 2, 2007

Blooming with Happiness!

Happy Friday everyone!

I have been so busy that I haven't even had a chance to make a card let alone post it!

I made this card for a friend's anniversary. It was simple, but I loved the end result.

This was from SCS's Card Sketch Challenge # 134, the Topper Card.

Stamps: SU! Blooming with Happiness
Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Watercolor Crayons
Paper: SEI and cs scraps
Embellishments: SU! Pretties Kit, misc. ribbon
Tools: Scallop oval punch