Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Bella!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.
The card featured today is based on a sketch from the Just Christmas and Birthday cards challenge blog. I used Joanne’s adorable “buttony bow” idea…do ya love those bows or what!?! :) Her fab tutorial on how to make a “buttony bow” of your own can be found here.

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 the blog of the awesome "buttony bow" tutorial creator, Joanne as she is the next Bella lovah on the hop.

See ya soon!

Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Prism, SU Choc Chip, MME PP, PTI SSW
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Choc Chip, Copic Markers
Accessories: Copic colored pearls, SU Choc Chip Ribbon, MFT button, Michael's twine, Nesties

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Exclusive New Ippity Stamps!!!

Edited: Sorry, but this pre-order offer is no longer available. Thank you for interest. I will not be selling the individual stamp kits until I have them in stock (which could be a few weeks from what I understand). Be sure to follow me for blog updates as I will announce it here as soon as I have the kits in my hot little hands and ready to ship. Have a great day!

Exclusive Anita Be Stampin with Ippity Offer
Pre-order these 8 amazing NEW stamp kits for only $99
FREE SHIPPING(US only) plus A FREE GIFT (retail value $6.50) especially for YOU!

You receive 8 cling mounted red rubber stamp kits (retail value $168!!!), a FREE gift of 6 Yummy 12x12 papers, and FREE shipping(US)...all for $99.

Be sure to order soon as this very limited time offer will be removed from my blog on Sunday evening. Here is a picture of the 6 pieces of FREE paper you will receive with your order...yum!

What is Ippity, you ask? Ippity is a sister company to Unity Stamp Co. Ippity stamps are sold exclusively by gals like me and cannot be found at Unity or in online or retail stores. I am so excited to be a part of this new venture! Here is an examle of what the luscious stamps you will be receiving look like:

Email me at if you have any questions. I am happy to help! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sending You Sunshine

Hello. I'm just popping in for a quick post tonight to share another tall card. I used the lovely CC Designs Birgitta digi image from All That Scraps on this creation. I'm super excited about ATS's brand spankin' new challenge blog. I encourage you to check it out if you're into challenges. The first challenge was to create a tall card, and I'm in sneaking my submission in at the very last minute tonight. ATS carries a fab selection of CC Designs images in both rubber and digi format...gotta love that! Thanks for breezing by my blog today! :)

Have a good one!


Stamps: CC Designs Birgitta digi image, CC Designs Sugarplum sentiment stamp
Paper: SU Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Crushed Curry, Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg PP, PTI SSW
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Copic Markers, SU Crushed Curry Ribbon, Felt Flowers, and Rhinestone Brad, Nesties

Saturday, September 26, 2009

LuLu Blog Hop

Hi there! 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. 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! Now it's time to hop on over to Karen's blog,

Have a great day!


Stamps: Stamping Bella Lulu Ruby and Rose
Paper: SU Basic Black, Making Memories Just Chillin' Girl PP, PTI SSW
Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Copic Markers, Rhinestones, Buttons, Nestabilities

Friday, August 28, 2009

Well Hello There

Hello friends! I cannot seem to resist adorable non-scary monster stamps like this one from Daisy Bucket. Here is the card mentioned in my previous post that is headed in my cousin’s direction as we speak. I love, love, love bright colors so this was an especially fun card for me to make. All of the red paper was hand cut in an effort to make the jagged, irregular edges mimic the monster’s teeth. I attempted to make it look like this monster had taken a little nibble right out of the corner of the sentiment layer. Please make a note that I have broken my own personal record by using 3…count ‘em 3…different patterned papers on one card…lol. :) I hope you like what you’ve seen today.

Have a bright, non-scary Friday!


Stamps: Daisy Bucket, Studio G sentiment
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Daisy Bucket PP, PTI SSW
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Peony Nesties

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Okay, this little gal turned out to have a little more gray hair than I had planned for when coloring her, but hey- we all have those kind of days, right? Gray haired ladies can jam out to their Ipods, too ya know…lol…I know I plan to! :) The sentiment inside the card says “Don’t worry, be happy”, which I thought was quite fitting for this card. This card will be headed towards one of my favorite cousins with a little ITunes gift card tucked inside…the perfect treat after the first full week of school. I’ll share the card I made for her brother (my other favorite cousin…wink) on my blog soon. He’ll have a gift card tucked inside his as well. Isn’t sending little treats to long distance loved ones fun? I sure think so. See ya soon!

Have a don’t worry, be happy kinda day!


Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: PTI SSW, SU Pink Passion, Black, Piggy Tales PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Prima Flowers, Silver Smooch, SU Ribbon, HL Brad

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ring Ring, Bling Bling

Happy Monday to all! I used Splitcoast Stampers card sketch SC227 for this card. I must admit I'm kind of groovin' on the finished result...I hope you like it too! I am going to try and participate in a few more challenges as they seem to really inspire and motivate me to create. The image is from Unity and is included in the Everyday Adorable Kit. I recently realized that you may be getting a little bit of "pink overload" (if there is such a thing) when you visit my blog. As a result, I am really going to try to create something without the color pink next. Or at the very least I am going to try to reduce the amount of pink on my next creation. I'm going to try...really I am! :)

Wishing you an inspired week!


Stamps: Unity Everyday Adorable Kit
Paper: Bazzill Bling Tiara, SU Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Black, PTI SSW
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: MME Buttons, Michael's Ribbon, Crystal Stickers, Copic Markers, MS Punch

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Hello blog world! Please forgive me for not "owl-ways" posting to my blog. :) This will be a super quick post today to share a card I recently made with stamps from My Cute Stamps. I hope you are all having an absolutely spectacular Mother's Day! I'll have another card to share with you very soon so stay tuned. Enjoy your day!

Best wishes for an excellent Mother's Day!


Stamps: My Cute Stamps
Paper: SU Baja Breeze, Choc Chip, PTI SSW, Unknown PP
Ink: Memento Cocoa
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Stickles, Bella Dots, Copic Markers

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Flapper Girl

Happy Sunday to all! I had a lot of fun participating in the Anya fashion show this weekend that I learned about on The Greeting Farm blog. The challenge was to use any Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm and dress or "glam" her up. As soon as I saw the hat on Anya, I was reminded of a hat that Renee Zellweger wore in the movie Leatherheads. While this movie wasn't my favorite, I'm thankful for the inspiration nonetheless. I thought the hat would look great paired with a little sequined flapper dress. The dress was created by layering tiny strips of ribbon that were attached to very thin strips of Sticky Strip adhesive. Tons of Stickles glitter glue was added to the ribbon stips once the dress was assembled. Not only is Anya's dress full of *bling*, but even more Stickles were used to embellish the hat and glittered brads were used as flower centers on the sentiment anchor...she just sparkles in real life!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamps: Anya from The Greeting Farm
Paper: SU Real Red, PTI SS White, MME PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Stickles, HL Glittered and Flower Brads, Nestabilities, SU Flower Trio Punch

Saturday, January 3, 2009

So Groovy

I am feeling so groovy right now....and for good reason! I am excited to announce that I have been selected as a January Card of the Month designer for InStyle Stamps. I think Roxy is downright adorable! One of my favorite things about this card is her earrings, which are actually glittered brads. The peace sign was created using Nestabilities to cut a circle shape out of brown felt, and then the remaining cuts were done freehand with a craft knife. I know....freehand cuts....this probably sounds dangerous to those who know me, but I survived it. :)

Have a groovin' day!


Stamps: InStyle Stamps
Paper: SU Choc Chip, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, PTI SS White, We R Memory Keepers PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, SU Markers, HL Brads, Nestabilities, Felt, Primas