Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oodles of Love

Hey there!!! It's the last night of 2013 and I'm enjoying a quiet evening at home. To be honest, I'm totally looking forward to it.  I decided to get a head start on some Valentine's Day cards so I decided to make a CAS card focusing on a simple sentiment from the Stamping Bella set called "Lucille Sends her Love". A bit of DP,  heart shaped dies and  voila, finished!! 

Have a safe and happy new years!!! 

Friday, December 27, 2013

You overwhelm me

Hi There!!!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday spent with family and friends. We had a great day and then spent yesterday in Victoria shopping. Earlier in the week I made this card using the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I wanted to make a card with a winter theme but not Christmasy. I used the sentiment from the Uptown Girl set from Stamping Bella called Catherine nibbling chocolate. I love how you can use sentiments from the sets all on their own. 

Em is currently having a sale. Enter boxingday2013 and get 30% off!!! 

We are still off next week from Bellarific Fridays so you have almost two weeks to get your card in using the inspiration pic above.

Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

May your glass be half full

Hey there!!! It's almost Christmas and I finally feel almost ready (just have to wrap the gifts... yikes!!!).  LOL!!! I wanted to make a fun tag to go on a wine bottle container to give away during the holidays and thought that this sassy Uptown Girl called "Opal the Optimist" would be perfect!!!  I stamped her with Archival Black Ink and then colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. 

Here's a close up of the tag. 

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! May your time spent with friends and family be great!!! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas in a shadow box

Hi there!!! Check out the fresh snow... LOL!!! We actually got some fresh snow in my neck of the woods today. Considering it snowed all night long, it really is a pathetic amount. Enough to be annoying but not enough to actually have fun in it.  

This week's challenge at Stamping Bella was "Anything Goes". I love getting crafty and making presents at Christmas so I decided to make a fun shadow box frame. One of my fave places in Nanaimo called Salvage recently had a class doing something very similar to this and I loved the idea so I customized it to what I wanted it to be.  I added some "snow", some of the bottle brush trees and a cute red sleigh that I found at Michaels.  I stamped the sentiment called "Merry Christmas and a Happy new year" with some Brilliance white ink (sorry I don't know the exact name of it) onto black cardstock.  (Ignore my shadow in the frame, I tried for days to get a good pic and no matter what it was either my reflection or the camera). 

I'm sure you're wondering what the next challenge will be and it's a fun one!!! And you have plenty time to get busy and get creative. 

Please stop by Bloggabella to see the rest of the babes creations and leave a comment for a chance to win a Stamping Bella gift voucher. Email your card to Em by Jan 9 to be included on Bloggabella and you could win a Stamping Bella gift voucher!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tag, you're it...

How's everyone doing? Are you like me running around trying to get everything done for Christmas? I'm heading out shortly to do a little shopping before I head to work.  In the meantime, I have a tag to share with you that I made using the Uptown Girl called Chanel the Chef from Stamping Bella. I thought she'd be perfect for when I get around to doing some Christmas baking... Yup, just add another thing to my list, LOL!!! 

Hope you all have a wonderful day. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

A little Dancin'

Well hello there!! I had so many great intentions of posting a few things this week and then life got in the way aka work and my birthday. Believe it or not, I've had a couple of projects sitting on my desk since last weekend and they are unfinished....
But that's not why you're here. It's Bellarific Friday, my fave day of the week!!! This week, we had an awesome sketch to work with. I decided to step away from the Christmas cards and go with something a bit more springy with a little distressed look to it. For my card, I have used the Stamping Bella set called "Em's Dancing Daffodils". I stamped the image directly onto the DP using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I distressed the edges with my distressing tool and then sponged the edges with some Chocolate Chip ink. 
Please stop by Bloggabella to see the rest of the babes and sistah's creations with the sketch.  Next week is our final Bellariffic Friday challenge for 2013!!!  We decided to make it an easy one - ANYTHING GOES - email your card to Em by Thursday to be included on Bloggabella and you could win some bella bucks

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Hi there!! I'm super late with getting most Bellarific Friday post up today. Sorry.... my parents got back from a month long holiday today and I've been house sitting so I was a busy girl getting the last of things cleaned up and buying groceries before they got back. But that's not why you're here. LOL!!! 

This week our challenge was called "Winter Wonderland" so I decided to ink up Uptown Girl Winona loves winter. I love her!!! Although I am too much of a wimp to even think about going out in the snow in a skirt. LOL!!! 

Did you see the fun news today??? We have a new Bella babe!!! We are SUPER DUPER EXCITED that Leslie Good  has joined the team.  I did a happy dance when I found out she was joining.  I stalk her... oops, I admire her blog. 

Next week's challenge is a sketch so make sure you get it in to Emily by Thursday evening at emily@stampingbella.com!! 

Have a great weekend!!! And I hope it's not too cold wherever you are. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Artsy House Christmas style

Hi there!!! I think I'm getting close to be Christmas carded out on my blog.... On to other things soon, I promise!!! I haven't had the time to play along with the Sweet Sunday sketch challenges recently so I decided it was about time I got my butt in gear and played along... And now as I look at my card, I realized I missed an element of the sketch!!! Oopsy!! Oh  well! 

I decided to use the Stamping Bella set called "Artsy House" which I now realize is currently out of stock... Sorry about that....As soon as it's back in stock, I'll make sure I provide the link.  I've paired it with one of Studio Calico's Christmas lines from last year. Have you noticed I'm using a lot of old papers lately? I realized I'm a paper hoarder so I am trying to use some of my older papers so I can justify buying new ones.

Don't forget Emily currently has a sale going on!! Use the code blackfriday2013 to get 30% off.