Monday, April 21, 2008

Cuppacakeabella and Rockabella

Came out to play this weekend... I have been wanting to try paper piecing with the Bellas, and finally did over the weekend. I had no idea it would be so much fun! I'm almost even delusional enough to think that it was faster to paper piece than it is to color the image in the first place... Almost...

All of the paper for the Cuppacakeabella card is by Stampin' Up! The patterned paper is from one of their holiday minis - From maybe a little more than a year ago...? I actually found the ribbon on sale at Michaels a couple of weeks ago and grabbed it because I thought it would go so well with these papers. You can't really tell (because I covered it w/ the image) but it's a pretty close match! I also used a little bit of Stickles on her dress - I want to say it was the Fruit Punch stickles.

And here's Rockabella. On Card Cafe, there's a swap called "Star Struck" and this is what I came up with for it. The majority of the swaps over there are open to your interpretation, so as long as the card has some sort of star somewhere, I'm good to go... Cardstock is Bazzill, patterned paper is Bo-Bunny (Shabby Princess Collection) Star Struck and Star Struck Stripes, stars were cut with my Cricut (George cartridge), Orange Peel stickles, American Crafts rub ons (superstar) and a little crystal for the guitar...

Friday, April 11, 2008

My Super Talented Friends

Our Bella swap is all over and I believe most of the participants have their cards in hand, so I think I'm safe to post pictures off all the cards so everyone can see what was done. And, so that the participants can see who did which card (for those of us who forgot to sign the backs). I had so much fun with this swap and I can't wait until we do it again! Here are pictures of each group of cards:

Group #1:

(Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

Me, Courtney, Lila, Jamie, Paula and Nej

Group #2:

Nej, Lark, Me, Judi V, Heather J and Kim B

Group #3:

Sherri, Sarah (W), Alex, Judi V, Debbie D, Me and Nej

Group #4:
Nej, Cindy K, Courtney, Jamie, Lila, Sandi and Me
So, there they are! If any of you would like to see a pic of one certain card, I did take individual pics as well, so just email me and I'll get them to you. Thanks so much for playing along - and thanks for the Hostess goodies! I really didn't expect anything, but loved what I got! You girls are the best!!!