Archive for September, 2009

LuLu Blog Hop!

Welcome to the LuLu Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you’ve just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

So this is my first time joining a blog hop! Pretty cool I must say. Here’s my submission:


I decided to use “Gertie” as my Lulu stamp of choice. I love it when I can use my “butterfly wishes” sentiment to go with a stamp. It’s just such a fairy tale kind of saying and I think the card kind of carries that theme.

How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is…we’re not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Monday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! (I know it’s the standard post ending but I really do mean it)

Now it’s time to hop on over to Carisa’s blog!


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Or so my mom described my card. And I must agree.
Here’s my submission for tomorrow’s Bellariffic Friday challenge:


His name is Noah the computer guy and is one of the newest releases from Stamping Bella by designer Ellia!
I thought it’d be a great stamp for my nephew’s birthday’s since they’re at that age where you just don’t know what’s cool with them anymore. So it’s pretty general that I think all 3 could relate to. Of course I can’t give them each the same card, but I’ll work it in somehow.
I wanted to make him a little more punky, so I coloured in the tips of his hair blue, and added an ear piercing. I like his checked shirt too.
I didn’t add a sentiment cause I forgot to see if there were any fitting ones at the shop yesterday. It’s OK though cause I’m not sure what I’ll use this card for yet anyway.

I used my orange chalk ink to fill in the white area, and then used my yellow ink to create a glow casting from the laptop screen.

And for the first time I’ll be participating in a Blog Hop this Saturday! The idea is to create a card using a Lulu stamp. My blog will then be linked from someone else’s blog that signed up, and then I will have a link to the next person’s blog in line. Should be pretty cool! So I’m just working on that card tonight and will finish it up tomorrow once I get my hubby’s opinion on the finishing touches.

So check back on Saturday for my creation!

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Bellariffic Freakin’ Fridayyy!

Well I got off my unmotivated butt and made a card for tomorrow’s challenge! Now… I feel complete. I can feel satisfied about my Friday.
And here it be:


Ain’t she a cutey pie? Kinda reminds me of a Betty Boop pose while she says “Awwww Shucks…” in that high pitched, low quality voice of the 30’s. Man she’s old.
So of course I picked the cherry patterned paper to go with the cherries in her hair. I think I’m going to switch to using my chalk ink to fill in the white as I did here, as opposed to just chalk. The chalk ink shows up so much better and you can actually see it in the photos. I got these great sponge daubers you fit on your finger that make it so easy to do. Only 3 in a pack though and I’m not sure if I can use multiple colours without things getting muddy. Experiment for another day I suppose.
I followed the branch and berry theme with the cuttlebug border embossing on the brown strip. I coloured in the berries with my copic marker and sparkled up them branches. Even then it wasn’t popping out enough though so I cut two thin strips of the brown paper and edged it. Much better. Looking at it when it’s done though makes me realize I have the border too high. It’s a little top heavy. If I could re-do it I’d move it all down a bit to even it out. But oh well.
I love the big punch I bought that cuts out 4 different shapes to fit your sentiments on. It just happened to have 2 shapes that fit my sentiment perfectly. Took a couple tries to get it even though.
Anyway, it’s almost beddy bye time! That’s what I tell Dexter and he slowly walks into his crate and *harumphs* down on his pillow. I had to give him a bath today because he REEKED. Ew. He got into the garbage last night and I couldn’t even go near his face. What a stinker. But he’s all pretty smelling now and I can kiss his face all over! My little baby. I hope he likes his new home next month.

Night folks!

p.s. I can’t get into my husbands server (and he’s out at work) so I won’t be able to put the large file up to view my image up close. Check back later tomorrow if you’re interested.

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I’m here! Don’t go!

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but I’ve been caught up in some new and exciting things in my life. Robbie and I got a house! It’s all happening so fast since we got married in Vegas. Not to say that’s bad, it’s actually quite the opposite. I’m so very happy and cannot wait to move in with him and Dexter. And it’s only a month away too. So we’ve been busy researching furnishings for the house, finding the best prices for the best products. I’ve been really into the decorating. He’s more technology. All I have to say is thank God for Ikea! Wow! Amazing deals and really funky designs. I can’t wait to decorate the house to our style. All the painting won’t be fun, but to see the finished product is just going to be incredible. I will post pictures of the progress next month.

I actually have been working on cards, even though there’s a lack of blogging. Only one new design though, so I thought it was worthy for posting. I am in love with this new stamp. Great new line from “Motivet” stamps. They are really fun to colour.


This is a thank you card my sister requested for my aunt. I also made a second one as a birthday card. It could really work for a lot of things. Here’s a close up of the image because I’m proud of my colouring on this one so I must boast.

DoraSunClose I really like how the sun flower turned out. I stamped it twice and cut out the second one. Underneath I just used one colour because I intended to cover it all up, but when I put it on top I thought it looked cool turned slightly so it looked even more 3-d.

Aren’t her blue eyes adorable?

I screwed up though and had my cuttlebug folder backward and it’s actually an imprint of the design rather than it being popped out. But I don’t think it’s too visible to someone who doesn’t use card making tools… I hope.

And guess what?! Although I was too lazy to participate in a TWO week challenge from Stamping Bella, I did comment on the cards and I was randomly picked to win $10.00! I guess someone up there knew I wouldn’t have much personal spending money and decided to pass some along to me. So cool. I never win anything. It will definitely come in handy especially with a new release coming up. I suppose I should start some Christmas cards. But do I ever do anything early? Why do you think I didn’t get my Bella challenge done? Because I left it to Thursday and these two Motivet cards took up all my time so I didn’t get one done like I hoped to. Oh well… it all turned out in the end.

Nighto peoples! Thanks for popping by!

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