Sunday, March 30, 2008

More Cards!!!

My cards for the Bella swap my friends and I are doing are all finished! They have actually been finished for a little over a week - I just haven't taken the time to get pics of them up and on the blog... Anyway, here they are:

Card #1: Partygirlabella stamp, Cloud 9 Design patterned paper (Sparkle Chocolate Celebration), Bazzill, Crystal Stickles, Happy Birthday is from Stampin' Up's So Many Scallops, and the scallop punch is Stampin' Up too. I also used a 1/8 circle punch to do the petals on the flower. (Thanks for showing me that little trick, Mom!)

Card #2: Huggybella stamp, American Crafts patterned paper (Spring & Summer line; Flowered paper is Scones and the striped paper is Preserves), cardstock is Bazzill bling, the flower is a Prima, and the friends stamp is by Studio G.

Card #3: Mwahbella stamp, Autumn Leaves patterened paper (Viceroy from the Manhatten line), cardstock is Bazzill.

Card #4: You'll recognize from my first post on the blog. It's pretty much the same as before, but I went and got a Cuttlebug and just had to try it out on something! So, I peeled up the cardstock strips from the card and ran them through the bug. I like it! I think it added just a little something to the card, don't you? The embossing folder I used was Spots and Dots.

Oh, and here's a card for Courtney's Quote swap on Card Cafe.

Stamp is Curly Surpriseabella, all papers are by Stampin' Up, flower is by Prima. Oh, and there's a bauble in the middle of the flower.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


I made this card for the Bella Babe Challenge on the Bellaholicsannonymous group. On Friday there was a sketch posted and we have until 6:00 tonight (Mountain Time) to submit what we come up with.
I have to say, I love sketches! It makes the whole scrapbooking/card making process so much easier for me when it takes part of the thinking out of it. It's like I'm a step ahead - that's how it goes in my little head anyway... After I pick a stamp and the papers I want to use, I like to be told what to do with them. ;-)
Stamp is by Stamping Bella, Patterned Paper is by American Crafts, Cardstock is Bazzill, Sentiment is by Studio G, and of course, some Crystal Stickles!

Friday, March 7, 2008


She went out to my best friend today - she's the bestest friend a girl could have! She needs a little good luck right now, so hopefully this Bella will bring her some!

Love ya James!!!
Image is Goodluckabella by Stamping Bella, all papers and organdy ribbon are by Stampin Up, and then just a little bit of the Crystal Stickles

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I have a blog!

It's about time, huh? I know, I know... I'm just about the last one to come to the party... (isn't that how it goes?)

So, some friends and I decided to do a Bella swap... If you aren't familiar with Bella, you have got to check her out here: Some of the cutest stamps ever made! I truly am addicted to them! Oh, and for the record, I'm not looking to get help with my addiction... People can whisper all they want - I refuse to seek treatment!

Anyway, we ended up with 4 different groups and I, of course, had to join all four! Here is my card for Group #4. The stamp is Savvyshopabella (by Stamping Bella), the cardstock is by Stampin' Up and the patterned paper is by Rocky Mountain Scrapbook Co. ( I also added some Tropical Algae baubles and some Crystal Stickles. Hope you like the card!