Thursday, February 26, 2009


Hey guys,

I hope you guys have checked out for the colour challenge. You still have time to participate till 5 P.M. tonight, and have a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

I wanted to post this card 'cause I thought it would make a great masculine card. This card was published in Scrapbooks and Cards magazine . I designed 20 different cards using this one stamp . I love using the faux tearing technique and I LOVE Stamping Bella Celebtate 3 liner words stamp . This happens to be the Celebrate which could be used for any occassion.

I used low tack masking tape that I tore on one side, and put it down on the card to form a rectangle. I then used a stipple brush and Marvy ink pads . I stamped the 3 liner stamp two times with brown ink. I wanted to anchor the Prima flower so I chose a brown circle to mount it on, and a bronze brad to put in the center of the flower. I also edged the cream card stock with a Krylon gold marker.

Thanks so much for coming by and please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dare to be different

Hope you all had a fab Valentines Day !!! I spend mine with my family and had a great time.

I fell in love with these "Branching Out Owlies", and I LOVE this particular "Collage Press" patterned paper, and I thought it would be perfect for this image. Blue, black and cream are some of my favourite colours, and I don't use them often enough. I paper pieced the upside down owl, and I coloured the rest of the owls with black Lyra pencils and mineral spirits. The branch is glittered to make it pop.

I am so excited that Bellarific Fridays are back !!!!! Check it out at Click on Bloggabella to see the first colour challenge. All you have to do is scan a picture of your card to Emily by Thursday 5 p.m. EST and your card will be shown on her blog, AND, you have a chance to win a gift certificate. How cool is that? I gave her my card today and I hope you guys will go and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment so that I know you visited.



Thursday, February 12, 2009

Late Bella

Hi Everyone,

It has been such a busy time at Bellaland with all of the CHA arrivals and the launching of the new stamps. I thought that all these gorgeous papers were fab when we saw them at the convention BUT they are more stunning in the store. Go and check them out at .
I have also been sooooo busy making boards for the stores that buy from us and designing my new classes and for the store. So please forgive me for not posting for a few days. I do have a few cards lined up to post for the next few days, so stay tuned.

The card that I am posting was published in Scrapbook and Cards magazine this past summer and I thought that I would share it with you. I paper pieced the pants and coloured the rest with Lyra coloured pencils and mineral spirits. I used green flock on the seat of the stool. I also used glitter here and there to pop the image. The blue Bon Bonz and the ribbon are also from Stamping Bella and the scallop punch was from Stampin Up.
Please leave a comment and let me know you were here.



Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A card and more CHA pics.

I just love this image of these adorable "Rumor has it Girl" from, and the image comes with the sentiment as well. When you go to Stamping Bella's site, don't forget to leave a comment on her blog for a chance to win a gift certificate. A winner will be picked on Friday, so check back to see if you won.

I coloured the image with Copic markers, and used Label 1 Nestabilities for the layers. I don't know if it will show on the screen, but I chalked the background behind the girls with baby blue chalk, and used lots of glitter to highlite the girls. I had a few scraps of paper left, so I punched the flowers out, and adhered them to the card. I put a sticky backed rhinestone in the center of the flower. The patterned paper came from a paperpack, and I apologize, I just don't remember which one it was.

Now here are some more pictures from CHA, enjoy.

1st pic. - Kerri Serrika , Cindy Lawrence and Jen Balcer and me. These ladies are soooo nice and talented.
2nd pic. - Shannan, Alma (owner of the Cat's Pajamas), me and Emily
3rd pic. - Me , Linda (owner of Amuse ) and Shannan
4th pic. - Kim Hughes, me and Julie Ebersol
All of these ladies are so special, talented and so down to earth , I loved spending time with all of them.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Back from CHA

Hi there, I am back from CHA and had a fantabulous time. It was a lot of work, a lot of laughs, and a lot of shopping. Emily and I started laughing, from the time we got to the airport, to the time we returned home. Although we had to change our flight three times going there, and twice coming home. I was so worried that our luggage would end up in Hawaii or somewhere exotic, rather then L.A., but the luggage was there waiting for us (phew).
Emily (stampingbella) bought the most beautiful things, which hopefully will start coming into the store in the next couple of weeks. The pattern papers were so gorgeous, it was hard not to order all of them, but we did leave a few behind. I don't want to spoil the surprise, so I will wait till Emily launches all of the new product line on her Blog
It was also so nice to meet up with old friends that I love and adore. I also got to meet a few new people. Here are a few pictures that I took, hope you enjoy.
You all know how bad I am with names so if I misspelled or put the wrong name I am so soweeeee!!!!
First picture: Emily (owner of Stampingbella store ), Shannan Teubner (Steuby), and me.
Second picture: The Designer for Webster Pages (such a nice person and so much fun),Shannan, Emily and I.
Third picture: me, Caroline King (Cammie), Deb Anton . I just love these two.
Fourth picture: Lisa Johnson ( what a talent ), Emily and I at the Marvy booth.
Fifth picture: taken in front of My Favorite Things Booth, me, Michelle Giraud, Laura Canaly, and Kim owner of the MFT booth. Besides being so talented these ladies Rock.
I will have more pictures tomorrow , my blog only allows me to post 5 pictures at a time.
Have a great evening.