Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I am so excited that I am almost at 10,000 hits and would like to celebrate by offering an amazing Blog Candy to one random person, and all you have to do, is leave me a comment and tell me what your New Year's resolution is. Please spread the word!
I will post a card tomorrow so please come back.
Hope you are all having an amazing night.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Emily and Ryan are 2 of my favorite people in the whole world and they made this trip so special for Joe and I. We had a blast with them and I don't remember ever laughing as much as we did together. Joe and Ryan were inseparable and were hysterical. Thanks so much Em and Ryan. These are memories we will treasure forever. Can hardly wait til the next trip
The 2 days at sea we started classes at 9 A.M. and we finished at 11 P.M. We broke for lunch and dinner, and finished the night meeting for drinks after the last class. The 4 days at port we relaxed, slept in and sat by the pool soaking up the sun. It was heaven on earth.
Emily had a brilliant idea of giving everyone a necklace and filling it with beads. What these women and gentleman wouldn't do to fill their necklaces, they screamed , flirted with Ryan (Emily's hubs) , and showed up in PJ's for the classes. It was soooo much fun. The people with the most beads won prizes.
There is so much more to tell, but I would be typing for the next few days, so I think that I will stop and post my pictures now, and just trust me, that if you ever get the opportunity to come to one of Emily's, Gina's and Nichole's events, just come, because they are FANTABULOUS and you won't want to miss out.
Thanks so much for reading this far. Here are the pictures I promised. I am sorry but my computer doesn't have a caption button so I had to download the pictures and the caption separately.
#1 -Gorgeous and adorable Rina & Alicia (Gina's daughters). Just love those girls.
#2 - Our Hubbies - Tom (Gina's), Ryan (Emily's),(David (Nichole's) and my cutie patootie, Joe.
#3 - Alma (The Cat's pajamas), me and Kim (My Favorite Things). I really miss you guys.
#4 - Me, Julie, Charmaine % Amber. The nicest girls ever.
#5 - Gina, me & Nichole (I love you and miss you).
#6 - Ryan and his Girlfriend (How cute are they .....).
#7 - Sweet Charmaine and little old me.
#8 - Me, Emily, Irene and Michelle (Thanks for the support).
#9 - Kim, me, Alma and Emily
#10 - Our adorable Calgary group Brenda, Charlene, Wendy and Rhonda
#11 - My favourite girls Gina, Emily, Nichole and me
#12 - And last but not least Gina, Nichole and me
Thanks so much for stopping by
Mwah & Hugs
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Stamping Bella will also have all kinds of exciting challenges and specials going on all week on her blog while we are away, so don't miss it.
I will post cards, pictures and tell you guys all about the trip when I get back so stay well and I will post again in a weeks time. Did I tell you how excited I am ...
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
All Stamps and supplies are from Stamping Bella http://www.stampingbella.com/
The first card is Matilda Muffinbread and this is one of the first images I used my Copic Markers to colour with. For the background I stamped the " 3 separate dot backgrounds" in Mementos Pear Tart ink and used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots for the pink layer. The glitter and pink Bon Bonz add the finishing touch.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
All stamps are from Stamping Bella http://www.stampingbella.com/
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Emily at http://www.stampingbella.com/ loaded some new images to her website, and these are 2 cards that I designed with some of these stamps. If you go to http://www.stampingbella.com/ the cards will be posted there on Monday so that you could have a better look .
There is something wrong with my camera so the images might not be as clear as they should be. Sorry about that (it's a fairly new camera also aargh).
The first card is with Tiny Tina Teacup, don't you just love this image.
I stamped the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black (my new favourite ink)
and used mineral spirits and Lyra pencil crayons to colour the image. I then stippled Memento's Lulu Lavendar all around the image to soften in some of the white space. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder with my Big Shot to emboss the Lavendar panel (can I tell you how much I love my Big Shot ). I then attached the lavendar satin ribbon and punched the tiny flowers and used glue dots to attach the green BonBonz.
The second card is with this sweet Is that a Cupcake on your head ? image.
I stamped it again with tuxedo black Memento's ink and coloured with mineral spirits and Lyra pencil crayons. The background is the heart border that I kept stamping across the card so that it looks like one big background image. With the Bella Borders it is so easy to align them and they stamp so beautifully. I don't really know that it shows that well in the picture so hopefully Emily's camera works better then mine and you will be able to see it on her blog on Monday.
The small green strip under the sentiment is punched with the Big Bite just to add a bit of texture and the oval was punched with the Fiskars punch. I also popped the top part of the cupcake up with double sided pop dots. I stamped the image twice and cut the cupcake from one of those images, after I cut it out I rolled it around my fingure to make it easier to put the pop dot in. Clear as mud ?????
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you are all enjoying a great weekend.
Please leave a comment and let me know that you dropped by , if you have any questions email me at email@example.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I am back from CHA (craft & hobby association trade show), and although it was an amazing trip , there really is no place like home. Emily and I had a very productive trip and bought some incredible things that you will read about on www.stampingbella.com .
There were lots of gorgeous patterned papers, acetate is still very popular as are chip board books and shapes. I found that blue/green and pink/blue colour combos were everywhere. Owl's, butterflies and elephants were on many of the patterned papers. There was so much to see that it will take me a few days to process all of the things I saw.
It was so nice to see good friends and meet some new ones. I will try to post some of the pictures I took in the next few days. I am really pooped tonight but wanted to let you know that I was back.
Hope you all have a good night.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
and check out the new stamps and the samples and let me know what you think . The cards always look so much better in real life, you can't always see the glitter and sparkle on the cards.
On the Happy Birthday heart card I started by making myself a template of the heart and then I stamped the Happy Birthday 3 line over and over to make it look like one large stamp. I just love the 3 line stamps and use them all of the time. They are so easy to align and make a wonderful background. I then stamped the Juicy Chubby Heart in red versa magic chalk ink and really liked that it was transparent enough to show the words . I wanted to add some more embellishments and aside from the rhinestone added the clipiolla on the side of the sentiment.
The Ballerina card I used My Minds Eye patterned paper and loved the combination of the orange and blue colours. I coloured the ballerina with mineral spirits and Lyra coloured pencils.
Some of you inquired about the golf bag stamp that I used in the last post , if you want it please contact Emily at http://www.stampingbella.com/ and she will tell you where to find it on her site.
I have also been really busy getting ready for a new class that I am teaching called Cuttlebug your Art out. I sure hope they like it..
Thanks so much for visiting my Blog, please leave a comment so that I know you were here. If you want to email me privately firstname.lastname@example.org
All stamps Stamping Bella http://www.stampingbella.com/
Embellishments - stamping bella
Card stock - Prism, patterned paper My Mind's Eye
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
All images coloured with Bella spirits and Lyra coloured pencils
all supplies are from Stamping Bella www.stampingbella.com
I am so excited to finally have a blog. Thanks so much to Vicky for making it happen.
Let me introduce myself, my name is Nicky and I am a confessed Stampaholic. My first passion is my family, wonderful husband of 35 years, beautiful daughter, daughter in law, son and the love of my life my 3 year old grand-daughter.
I started stamping about 9 years ago and shortly after I started I was invited to teach and have been teaching stamping classes ever since . Teaching has given me the opportunity to meet the most wonderful , amazingly talented people that share my passion of stamping and paper crafts.
I currently have the BEST Job in the world , I work full time as Creative Director and designer for Stamping Bella, where I also
teach stamping classes. Emily the owner and I met when she signed up for my stamping 101 class and the rest is history. We instantly bonded when we found out that we were both from Montreal and new mutual people. Emily reminds me so much of my daughter (which is getting her PHD out of town), that I just had to adopt her as my other daughter. Our adventures have led us to lots of laughter, great endeavors and wonderful stamps and products that we are so passionate about. I hope that through my blog I can share some of these adventures with you.
Please feel free to comment or ask any stamping related questions that you may have.
P.S. As you will soon see I am not very computer savvy, so please bear with me and let me know if I have broken any Blogging etiquette.