Friday, March 20, 2009

Bellarific Friday

It's Bellarific Friday and Emily posted some beautiful cards on her blog. go and check them out , they are amazing .

For my submission I used Charlotte Ketto (just can't get enough of these Ketto cuties). The patterned paper is from Dream Street and the card stock is Prism. I used Quick Kutz Label 1 to cut out the shape of the layer. I used orange rhinestones , ribbon and lots of glitter to finish and pop the card. I also used Fiskars scalloped punch for the bottom of the paper.

These are colours I would not normally pick to use on a card and that is why I love to participate in the Bellarific Friday challenges. It forces me to try new colour combos and now I really like orange and plan to use it more often.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.



Monday, March 16, 2009

Sketchy Wildflowers

Hope you all had a great weekend!!!!!! The weather was beautiful, the snow was gone and I am finally caught up with class designs, cutting and packaging them. Now I have to start doing it all over again for April's schedule . It's a good thing I absolutely love and adore what I do.

Here is the card I made for last week's challenge at I decided to use a new release called Sketchy Wildflower (you get the large flower stamp and includes a mini version of the stamp). I really love stamps of flowers, as they are so versatile and can be used for any occasion. I used mineral spirits and Lyra coloured pencils to colour. The patterned paper is by Jillibean and Prism card stock. I stamped the image twice and cut out the flowers and popped them up. The third flower I glued to the button for extra interest.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Banner

I am so excited about the new look of my Blog, what do you guys think ? Isn't it Fabulous!!!!!!! I want to thank Monique our Bellarific Babe, amazing stamper and good friend for designing it for me. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you sooooooo much. I would also like to thank Stephanie , stamper extraordinaire for assisting and keeping us company. Thanks so much Stephanie for all of your help today.

By now you must all know how very untechie (don't know if that is even a word) I am. Monique and Stephanie took pity on me and helped me improve the look of my blog and they did an incredible job.

I made this card with Mazie (one of my favourite Ketto images) and Fancy Pants Garden patterned paper, love this paper. I pulled the colours from the patterned paper and used Lyra coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I glittered the wings, crown and flower. I punched out 2 flowers and glued them together. In center of the flower I used a blue Bella BonBon (love these things), and attached 2 peices of ribbon under the punched out flower. The brown scalloped layer is the back of the Fancy Pants paper. I also used a Fiskars corner rounder on the layers.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of both my new Blog and my card. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great day.



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bellarific Friday Challenge

Hiya Sistah's,

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and had lots of time to stamp. Me , not so much as I taught a stamping class at Bella store on Saturday all day and then saw my gorgeous adorable grand-daughters later on. Today, I am trying to come up with cards for my next class, but I am having blank moments.

Did you check out Stamping Bella there are over 20 new releases . They really are yummy and fabulous. I loooooove them and would have such a hard time just picking one of them. So guess what, I own them all :o).

Don't forget to also check out the Bellarific Friday Challenge on The deal is that you have to submit your entry to Emily before 5 EST on Thursday, and she will post all entries on Friday. One winner is picked and will win some Bella Bucks.

Here is one of the cards I submitted for last weeks challenge and will post the other one tomorrow. This is one of the new releases and this is Kenya Ketto . Kenya and Mazie are 2 of my favourites, although I really do love them all. I decided not to use any layers and make a pretty and crisp card focusing on Kenya cause she is so adorable . The colours for the challenge were Sage, Turquoise and Yellow. I left the yellow out and focused on the turquoise and sage colours, as they are colours I use all of the time, and I really like the combo. The wave shadow stamp ( I LOVE SHADOW STAMPS) was inked with VersaMagic Sage ink and then I glittered all around it to give it a finished look. I really love the font of this sentiment and thought it would be a perfect stamp to colour and to fill in some of the white space. I used sheer sage ribbon and turquoise ribbon to finish the card. I am very happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think okay!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to hear from you

Have a great week



Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy Thursday

Can you believe it's Thursday already ? This week just flew by. I have been so busy designing, cutting and packaging my new classes for March which I am teaching at Stamping Bella Boutique. So much work! So little time! LOL

I made this card a while ago and I just love Elmer. He is so preppy and cute. I didn't have many embellishments at the time, so I used my circle punch and button as an accent to finish off the card. I love how the green and blue colours are so vibrant. It's just perfect for my Son's Birthday card.

I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



Monday, March 2, 2009

Bellarific Challenge

Here is the card that I made for the Bellarific challenge. Every week there will be a different challenge and you should all give it a try, it is so much fun to participate. You could win Bella Bucks. Check it out at

This time the colours were yellow, green and taupe. I used a white card, and then kraft coloured card stock as the base. I used nestabilities for the yellow layer, and my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder. I also used glitter and a small green rhinestone in the center of the flower. I coloured the image with Lyra pencils and mineral spirits.

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