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.

124 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are both GORGEOUS! Stunning coloring and layouts!

Laurel said...

So pretty!

GabrielaD said...

really cute!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards! Love your coloring and the papers you used. TFS!

Laura Evans (llevans on SCS) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing!

Espbfdl said...

super super cute:) love it all!

Joy said...

love love love this!

Karen Motz said...

Such pretty cards! LOVE the papers you combined with each image!!!

Dana White said...

these are both stunning; love your colouring!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Both are just so, so, so darling!

laterg8r said...

fantastic cards, love the background paper for sake :D

Simone P. said...

Fabulous cards...I love the images!

Avril Tanner said...

Great cards! Love the patterned papers used!

Bammin' Designs said...

Pretty colouring! Love the buttons.

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

AWESOME! Both of your cards are fab! :D Tracy

Debi said...

too cute!

Peggy said...

Absolutely adorable cards!

Lynn said...

Both cards are great! Love your choice of DP on both cards.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous!

Kristin said...

Love the Keto!! Great use of colours!

Belinda said...

Lovely coloring and great layouts!

margie c said...

Cute cards!

*Alison* said...

both these cards are amazing..I love the colors and the pp matches perfectly.. so cute.. I LOVE anything BELLA related.. HUGS

~ps.. I have some free Digital Stamps right now on my site... :)

Jessabells said...

Nice choice of papers you used. I really like them

Lindsy said...

WOW! Your coloring on Gardenia is STUNNING! And I love the DP you used with Sake (she is one of my favorite Kettos too!)

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Love them both! Great coloring and matching with great papers!
~ky

Linda said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the Ketto card.
Thanks for sharing!
~Linda

Maria Matter said...

Such pretty card!
Love the papers you chosen, great designs too!
Blessings, Maria

Nicole said...

beautiful cards :)

maiahs_momma said...

great cards :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Leslie W. said...

What lovely cards!

arlene said...

Your cards are both very pretty. Love the buttons on the first one. This Ketto is one of my favorites. Love the DSP you matched her up with.

Anita said...

Both cards are so adorable!

Steph K (booga3) said...

These are both wonderful!

Marisa said...

Darling images, fabulously coloured and two great cards :D

sueincanada said...

Both are fabulous.

Ellen said...

great cards - love the layouts!

inkypaws said...

Both great cards!

itsabrt said...

These cards are great I love the second card with that paper and great coloring! Beth aka BR-T

KanataNewf said...

oohhh. I love both of them..

Sparkle said...

These are just adorable!

Linda said...

Wow to the wow for Sake's DP! Beautiful stuff! Gardenia is a sweetie!

the whimsical butterfly said...

How cute! Your coloring is great and that Cherry blossom paper could not be MORE perfect for that ketto! Love the buttons on the 1st card, too!

Michele L. said...

beautiful cards! the layouts are great

Wendy said...

Oh goodness, which one to pick!!! Love them both!

Amy said...

These are both stunning, I don't think I could pick a favorite!

Lori said...

both cards are adorable! TFS!

Wendalyn said...

Very cute card

Sammi said...

Oh wow!! these are both adorable!! Love the images and the papers you used are gorgeous!!
xxx

Isabelle said...

great cards!

Marilyn said...

Great cards with beautiful coloring & color combos.

Ezmina said...

Lovely cards!! Love the paper used on the second card!!

Denise said...

Awesome Ketto! She is colored great.

Thanks for sharing!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Janet said...

Nice cards!

Denise said...

Great cards!! Love 'em both!!
Denise

The Lewis Family said...

absolutely gorgeous!
~C

Karolyn Loncon said...

WOW! You really outdid yourself!! Both projects are outstanding!

scrappingnana said...

Cute cards.
JoAnn

sglassic said...

These are so cute!

Lisa H. said...

such sweet bella cards! nice work!

Cammy said...

How sweet -- love your colors!

txbluiz said...

Beautiful cards -- love the DSP - they match the stamps perfectly!

Giffysk8s said...

Love both of them , but Sake is one of my faves! She is soooooo pretty!

Randi said...

Love both of your cards! I especially love the chirimen paper on the Ketto card!! Goregous!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!

Larisa said...

so cute! I love the buttons!

Terri Milstead said...

Love both of the cards - very pretty

lorraine00 said...

Your cards are so cute!

c.shier said...

WOW - wonderful cards - well done!

Angie Williams said...

Gena I love both these cards!!

MelissaS said...

awesome job on both!

Dee said...

Great cards. love the DP.

DawnBeery said...

very cute card!

Kimberly S said...

Such a beautiful job on your cards! :)

Sue D said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Olgy said...

These are both darling! I really like the colors and the buttons on the first one and the DP/stamp pairing on the second one.

Wendy L. said...

What darling cards. I like your blog. Nice to meet you!

fiona said...

Very nice, love colouring too, theraputic!

Jane B. said...

What beautiful cards!!!

Kathleen said...

I love both of your cards! My fave is the gardening image. Beautifully done!

haejin said...

love the coloring~ i wish i could color like that.. i just can't seem to get the shading correct. xP

so A"MUSE"D said...

Adorable cards, and you picked great papers to go with the stamps!

mycardz said...

OMGoodness, both cards are adorable! love all the details you added. Very pretty!

Terri E. said...

Great coloring and fun button accents.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Regan said...

fantastic cards

Delse said...

I loved both your cards. You have done a great job with the coloring.

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Wow, 2 cards; you have been busy! I think the Asian is my favorite....

JOAN said...

Super cute card! TFS

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Your color combos are gorgeous. Beautiful cards.

Jennine Chambers said...

Great work! Love it!

Brandi said...

Very lovely cards.. I love how your paper choices so perfectly complement the images! :)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

These are both fabulous! I love the first one!

Karen Steen said...

stunning cards ...

allthumbs said...

Great work! Bella stamps just tickle my funny bone.

Deebi27 said...

Fantastic cards Gena, I wish I could be planting my SPRING flowers now, but gotta get past Mother Nature's winter "FUN"!

bevyb said...

Really great cards. Your coloring looks great.

barbs said...

Your cards are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

I love them both! Your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute! Wonderful coloring!

Alex said...

both cards are wonderful. The paper with Ketto is perfect! and Gardenia is on my favorites list so love to see others use her. Just beautiful!

anna said...

the ketto stamp with the matching paper is amazing

Alanna said...

Super cute cards. Love them.

Mary said...

Both of your cards are fantastic!

Dianal said...

two terrific cards ... love your choice of colours ... great job!

Diana said...

How cute is that oriental card - love it!

Liz said...

She is so pretty!!!!

cheribella said...

Great cards. Love your colors.

Lisa Petrella said...

That Gardenia Greenthumb image is really cute!! And your coloring is fantastic!! Love the button embellishments too!! Great work!

Carisa said...

both of those are darling!

Lori said...

Both oh so lovely cards!

Kandi said...

Aww, I love Gardina Greenthumb, and your coloring looks fantastic with that paper! I also love your little Ketto, those little girls are so cute!!

Nimue said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the dp on the ketto card. It all works so well together. Your pencil and marker technique is great - Nimmy

Lesley said...

They are both so adorable!

Tamara said...

I love them both! the paper is so perfect for the ketto, and the colouring on the garden image is fantastic.

Country Mouse said...

These are both super cute cards! Love them both!

Helen F. said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love both of these stunners!

Jo said...

wow - two gorgeous cards - love them both

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the gardener, and Sake is beautiful! I'm very impressed that you used that paper. I would have hoarded it forever!

Helen Dooley said...

really beautiful card. the one is so elegant and the other is fun.

Heather said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Shirley N said...

Both cards are great! I love the DP on your Sake Kettle. Gorgeous cards!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

WONDERFUL!!! Just wonderful

Jennifer said...

I'm so happy you posted two...LOVE them!!! :)

pam said...

Love how you color and combine copic with the colored pencils. I am learning the copics and coloring , blending and all that good stuff. Yoiurs are just lovely. Great job!