Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bella and Stella!

I spent a little bit of time today making some cards. I'm all finished with swaps for the year, so I sat down to stamp and make cards just for the heck of it. It was nice! I certainly enjoy swapping, but it was nice to be able to just sit and do whatever -- and not have any due dates looming overhead.
Here's what I came up with:

Here's a card I made for a swap on Card Cafe. The theme of the swap was Cocktail Time. I went looking for the entire collection of the Creative Imaginations line, but this martini paper was all I could find. I bought it, but wasn't really thrilled about it. Then, after I got home, I was going through my box of stamped images and found Stella With an Olive on Top (by the way, thanks for the images, Cindy!). Then, I realized that the sentiment I planned to use had an olive above the "cheers" - I couldn't believe how well it was all coming together. I guess it wasn't so bad that I couldn't find anything other than the martini paper afterall!

Supplies Used:

Wreathabella Card

Stamp: Wreathabella (from Stamping Bella)

Patterned Paper: Deja Views (Flurries & Frost Collection)

Cardstock: Stampin' Up

Markers: Bic, Prisma

Additional Supplies: Chestnut Roan Color Box Chalk, Crystal Stickles

Stella Card

Stamp: Stella With an Olive on Top, Studio G (sentiment)

Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations

Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up

Markers: Bic, Prisma

Additional Supplies: Brads, Red embossing powder, Glaze pens