Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! Stampingbella turns 3 on December 7th. So joy us on this blog hop today and see all the beautiful creations the SISTAHS have made. If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

This is Gardenia Greenthumb.
I colored her awhile ago with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.
She is one of my first that I combined Copics, colored pencils and gamsol.
I was quite happy with her, but feel I have gotten better at coloring, blending and shading.

I couldn't resist so I posted a second fav image.
This is Sake, from the Ketto line, she is just so cute and I matched her up with a beautiful piece of DP.
Unfortunately I can't remember the brand of the paper, but I love the gold running through the flowers.

Hope you enjoyed!

Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Send Chocolate.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The last X-mas picture...........

Now that my kids are 14 and 11 and they are fighting all the time, this may just be my last Christmas card picture. I actually had to bribe them for this photo op!!
Read about this idea on line somewhere and adapted it fit my kids..

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just some other cards ............


The colors got a little washed out in the photo, but I used a free digi download from MFT.
I'n not sure what to use for a sentiment, so I left it off.

Copic Colour challenge #39

I thought the colors for this challenge would be a challenge, but with the right image, it was pretty easy.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge Week #48 and MoJo111

Haven't had time to do much Christmas card creating, still trying to get ready for the craft fair.
For week 48 of Sparkles christmas card challenge I did this card, it doesn't match the sketch she used, but......
I was able to get this card done, again trying to duplicate some of the great coloring of Linda Heaven's.
I think I'm getting close.
I used sketch from MOJo Monday #111
Anyway, enjoy!!

Used my copics, some colored pencils with gamsol and added some glitter glue and buttons to spice it up.

Some other cards......

Not much time to write, but wanted to get some pictures of cards up.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MORE for the craftfair

Craft Fair------

If my cards don't sell at the fair...well I won't need to make a card for a long time!!!!!!


Not much to write about on these cards.
They are real cute, would be great for an old friend!
I think they are much like the "Shoebox" cards you can buy in the store.

Been practicing my coloring and shading on all these cards.
Always inspired by my fav blog " Heaven's Created This"

More than a card

I found the instructions to this great card at SCS.
Not sure if you can really see from the pictures, but it's a card and on the inside is a matching bookmark.
I used the perforation wheel to my paper cutter to make the bookmark.

Isn't it a great idea?? Not only a nice card for someone, but also a little something to go with it.
I plan on making a few for some of my friends I don't really buy gifts for.

This particular card says "Friends Forever" on the inside.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Items for the craft fair

My daughter and I will be doing a craft fair in a few weeks.
Here are some of the items she has made with a little help from me.

A small gift for a teacher - made with Rolos and Hershey kiss.

Glass ornments with sand and shells with little tags with sayings such as "Snappy Christmas" and "Meryy Shells" I JUST LOVE THESE. Going to try and find a cute snowman or maybe a cup of cocoa and put inside the ornaments.

Snowman soup. Like her the way she designed the ingredients... Cute..
The stamp is from Inky Antics.

Dog treats and cats treats made with various stamps. She put these together and I helped to color the images.

These are gift card holders made from scrap cardstock.
She embossed and added buttons and other embellishments.

We found the instructions to make these here.
Simple to make!

This is a stationary holder. She found the instructions over at Splitcoaststampers and made 3 in just about 2 hours. Again just used a few pieces of cardstock to make this.

The costume 09

My daughter wasn't sure what to be this year for halloween.
Then she decided she wanted to be Lady Gaga, she wanted me to make her the outfit that Lady Gaga wore to the VMA awards.
So- here is how it came out!

Made a spandex dress for under thelace, then made the crown or hat or whatever you call it, wrapped lace over her face and voila!! Lady Gaga!!

A card for an old friend

This week was one of my oldest and best friends birthday.
I made he this because I knew she could take the joke!
Got this image in a swap so not sure who makes it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Other cards I've been working on....

One of the Ketto's I received in a swap. I still have a hard time coming up with the sentiments to put on my cards.
After viewing some of the other great cards/blogs out there I think mine are a little plain, but I guess that is just my style

Another Ketto I received in a swap. I just loved this beautiful oriental looking paper, I colored her up to match as best a could, even added a little gold to her hair that you can't see in the photo.

One sentiment I don't have a problem using is:
Happy Cluckin Birthday and
Merry Cluckin Christmas

Need to find a better font for this.

Christmas Card challenge #45

This week's Christmas Card challenge over at Sparkle's blog was to use a bird/birds in your card. I got this stamp some time ago and have never used it until now. I lifted the layout from one of my favorite blogs, Heaven's Created This/


Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day - WCMD09I

Here is my stab at WCMD09.
Scor-pal sponsored this challenge, although I don't have a scor-pal, I was still able to follow through and make a card. It is a upright Z fold card. Hard to see in the picture, but came out really cute! I left the bubble above daydreamabella head empty and will write something when I'm ready to send it!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Christmas card challenge #43

I've been absent from these challenges for awhile, but since today was a rainy day, I am trying to catch up.
There was no specific rules to this weeks challenge, so I look a sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping and used it with a cute snowman I received in a swap. I also used a circle punch on the edge to dress it up just a bit.

Copic Colour Challenge- #33

I've never done a color challenge before, so here is my first attempt.
I used a new digi downlad from Mo's Digital Pencil.
I loved these cute little eskimo children.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Denami Designs Blog Candy!!

Denami Designs, you know the owners of those cute little chickie stamps, is having a $50 gift certificate giveaway.

Visit here , follow the directions and you could win this:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

UGGs and Candy!! Don't they go great together!!

Want to win some candy??? Visit Tori at Wild Stamping Sprinkles and enter to win some great blog candy and if that isn't enough follow the directions on her site and go to;
Whooga Boots Contest and enter for UGGs there!!
Winner of the blog candy will be pulled Friday 10/2
ugg boots on saleGood luck to everyone!!