Thursday, December 31, 2009


For many of you it is already 2010! We still have several hours to go, and in a little while I plan to be like Winobella!!

I used Mercy's sketch from this week (MTSC54) and stamped Winobella on bella's bestest white paper and coloured the image with copics, originally I coloured her dress but then I decided to paper piece it. I used my clear glaze pen on the bottle and the glasses and used a clear atyou spica pen on her hairband. The DS paper is from Crate Papers Bliss line & I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry ribbon. The cs is pale plum, wild wasabi & rich razzleberry. The punch is Martha Stewart's scalloped dot border punch.

Funny thing is I was working on this card when I was talking to Karen today, we haven't connected over the holidays so today was our first chat - she used Winobella too for her New Years card & Mercy's Sketch - see we really are BFF's!!

I hope you all have a safe & wonderful New Years - I am happy to say we are staying in (it's REALLY cold here again) and we are on our own (PHEW!!) so I am going enjoy my wine while watching the hockey games & hubby is making me dinner - what a perfect new years!

Happy 2010


Copics: E000, E00, E21, R02; E55, E57, E59; V000, V12, V15, V17; RV19; GF17, G19

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Shopping we will go....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas; today in Canada it's the big Boxing Day sales & hubby & I are heading out to see what we can find - maybe a nice new pair of shoes?!

Todays is my last day as guest designer for the Sweet Stop blog, and I want to thank them for inviting me this month it was a lot of fun!

I inked up Stamping Bella's Shoe bag with mementos ink and stamped the image on bella's bestest paper and coloured it with copics. I used my pitch black atyou spica pen on the dots on the bag & melon atyou spica along the ribbon. I added a rhinestone to the centre of the flower & used my clear glaze pen on the show so in person they look like red patten leather shoes!

The DP is from We R Memorys White Out line called Frenzy and I added some button in the corner. I paper pierced around the ds paper and added a strip of ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you check out all the Sugar Babes creations & have a great day!!


Copics: R27, R29; BG45, BG49; Y38; YR04, YR07

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I wanted to wish everyone a very safe & happy holidays, enjoy time with family & friends!
Here is one last Christmas card I made for this years batch. I love this Pure Innocence line from MFT and today I used Mercy's Sketch (MTSC53) and Pure Innocence's Merry Kissmas. The image is stamped with mementos ink and coloured with copics. On the snowman I added some microfine glitter and some tiny twinkles for his buttons. I used green stickles on her pompom, and baby blue stickles on his.

The DS paper is from basic greys Eskimo kisses, and I stitched around the edges. I added a snowflake from my Martha Stewart punch and a bella bonbon

Take care & again HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!


Copics: BG000, BG01; RB10, RV11, RV32; R24, R27, R29; R59; E57, E59; YG17, YG67; E000, E00, E21, R02

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Back to Reality...

This was me last week (really I look EXACTLY like beachabella in my swimsuit (wink, wink) We spent last week laying around the pool and walking along the beach in Cuba and having several beverages at the amazing swim up bar, it was fruit punch with rum so very healthy; lots of vitamins!! It was super relaxing but now we are home back to the snow & cold - I want to go back!!

I used Mercy's sketch challenge from last week (MTSC52) although my image was a little smaller then the sketch (oops!) Beachabella is stamped with memento's ink onto bella's bestest paper and coloured with copics, I added some shimmer to her bikini with an atyou spica pen and used my black glaze pen on her sunglasses.

The DS paper is from Basic Greys Indian Summer collection and I added a prima flower with a bella bonbon.

Now I'm trying to get ready for Christmas, but I am very behind - tomorrow will be a very busy day!!

Thanks for stopping by


copics: E000, E00, E11; E55, E57, E59; RV17, RV19; YR04, YR07; Y13, Y15, Y17, black glaze pen, atyou spica pen

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch with a twist

I love that the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge blog does a monthly Sketch with a twist (SSS35), this weeks twist was to make a pocket card.

I looked at the sketch and made a long pocket card for 2 gift cards I am sending for gifts this year, the card is 7x 3 1/2". I chose Polly Packages from stamping bella; since it's for Christmas gifts, and stamped her on Bella's bestest paper and coloured her with copics. The DS paper is from American Crafts Merry Mint line. I cut the card front and made a pocket with the bottom portion, and made my card close over the card.

I paper pieced around the patterned paper and added some chocolate satin ribbon and a chocolate button. Inside the card I used Stamping Bella's sentiment "especially for you"

Make sure you go to The Sweet Stop blog to see the amazing Sweet Stop girls cards & have a fantastic Saturday!!


Copics: R24, R27, R29; E000, E00, R02; E25, E27; BG000, BG10, BG23; YG17, YG63, YG67

Friday, December 18, 2009

If Life Gives You Lemons....

Make Lemonade! For my bellariffic Friday card I inked up Elizabeth LuLu and her Lemonade stand - what a fancy dancy stand!! I used Jen's SKFYTT from this week and the DS paper is Basic Grey's Lemonade (I couldn't resist!!)

The challenge this week was stitching, faux or with a machine so I stitched around my 2 layered pieces with my sewing machine. Elizabeth is stamped with mementos ink onto Bella's bestest paper and coloured with copics. It doesn't show too well in the picture but I used my lemon atyou spica pen along the cut lemon edges, my turquoise atyou spica along the letters and the flowers at the bottom, melon atyou along the green trim and finally clear in the center of the flowers. For the lemonade I used my clear glaze pen where the liquid is and added some lemonade baubles.

Make sure you pop over to Bloggabella later today to see all the amazing cards - we will be taking the next few weeks off because of the holidays but we will be back January 15th with a new Bellariffic Friday challenge!!

Have a great day


copics: YR0000, YR20, YR21; E000, E00, E21, R02; Y11, Y13, Y15; R83, R85, R89; YG23, YG25; BG10., BG13; atyou spica's - melon, lemon, turquoise, clear; clear glaze pen. Paper- Basic Grey's Lemonade

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

More Christmas Wishes...

I am happy to say all my Christmas cards are in the mail; I think they may even get to their destinations on time! This is the last set of "mass production" cards I made.

I used Mercy's sketch from last week (MTSC51) as my inspiration, and inked up my long neglected Elzybell's stamp Mark & Ela. The image is stamped with mementos ink and coloured with copics. For the falling snow I used glue and micro fine glitter, for the snow on the ground I used liquid applique and micro fine glitter, which I heated a little.

The DS paper is from My Mind's Eye's colourful Christmas as are the brads. I embossed the baja breeze paper with quickutz snowflakes and sewed around the patterend paper.

I sent these cards to my parent's and
brothers. When I was in about grade 1 (really not that long ago...) my dad, brothers & I went tobogganing outside of town. You parked on the side of the road & walked in and then walked back out. I was in front of my dad on the sled; but didn't know I was suppose to drive so we wound up in a tree; my foot was all wrapped up in the branches. Naturally I cried & cried & my brothers told me to quit being a wimp and then my poor dad had to pull me out on the sled. Fractured my foot; but the funniest part is the next year when we went out the poor little tree was growing crooked!!

So the moral of the story is if you are on the front of the sled keep your eyes open because you're the driver!!!


copics: RVOOO, RV17, RV19; YG13, YG21, YG25; BG000, BG18, BG72; YR04, YR07; N1, N3, N4, C00; E55, E57, E59; E30, E31, E34; E000, E00, E21, R02

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sweet Stop Saturday

Good morning - hope you are all having a great weekend! I am thrilled to show you the card I made for The Sweet Stop Blog

This weeks sketch was perfect for this sweet Pure Innocence image, and I was able to make quite a few to try & finish of my cards! Pure Innocence Flurry of Love is stamped with mementos ink and coloured with copics. I added some glitter for the snow and falling flakes and my atyou spica pen along the top of her boots. Really this image shows how the weather has been around here!!

The DS paper is from Fancy Pants Frosted line; string of snow & colour of winter. I sewed around the edges of the ds paper; this is so much faster then paper piercing when I am in mass production, although I do still love paper piercing! I added a Martha snowflake and a pink rhinestone.

Thank for stopping by & make sure you stop by the Sweet Stop to see the Sweet Stop girls creations!

copics: E000; E00; E21. R02; B41, B45; RV32, RV34; YG01, YG13; E57

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bring on the BLING!!

Happy Friday - today's Bellariffic Fridays challenge was BLING - glitter, rhinestones, baubles, bonbons anything that shines!!

For my card I used this weeks Mojo Sketch (MOJO116) and inked up Pookie Lollipop. The image is stamped on Bella's bestest paper and coloured with copics. I popped up the petals on her head and added some pink stickles to them, and popped the flowers on the bottom which have a combo of glamour dust glitter & crystal effects. On the pot I glued on Glamour dust glitter, then put on a layer of crystal effects.

The DS paper is from crate paper's bliss collection called zest & impulse. I paper pierced around the paper and added some chocoalte ribbon and for a little more bling I added some bonbons.

Don't forget to pop over and see all the amazing entries on Bloggabella today! I hope you all have a great weekend; we are suppose to get more snow & cold weather - I've been trying to get my shopping done & parcels sent between the snow storms!!

Thanks for stopping by

copics: R81, 883, R85; RV17, E000, E00, E21, R02; G14; YG01, YG03, YG21

Monday, December 7, 2009

Stamping Bella Birthday Release!!

Today's the day Em is having a huge release for Stamping Bella's 3rd birthday!!

I am excited to show you a new BELLA! I loved this image as soon as I saw her & instantly thought it was me on the phone with my BFF, but then I realized we have advanced to headsets (yes so we can chat & stamp BRILLIANT!) so it can't be us!

I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch (SSSC47) for my layout. Gossipabella is on bella's bestest paper and coloured with copics and I used a gelly roll pen on the pattern on her skirt. On her headband, phone and stool I used my clear glaze pen & in the middle of the phone (love the phone, it reminds me of the one from Pottery Barn) I added some orange stickles.

The DS paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Nutmeg 6x6 book and the punch in Fiskars Apron Lace border punch (thanks Joanne for always using this punch & showing me how much I needed it!!)

Em will be updating Bloggabella through out the day to show you all the new releases so make sure you keep checking back!!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day - if you're anywhere near me try & stay warm!!


Supplies: copics: BG10, BG23; E55, E57, E59; YR15, YR16; E000, E00, E21, R02; R00, R11; R24, R27. Clear Glaze Pen, Gelly Roll Pen, orange atyou spica pen, silver atyou spica pen, orange stickles, Fiskars Lace Apron Border Punch, DS Cosmo Cricket nutmeg; chocolate chip cs, riding hood red cs, chocolate chip ribbon, bella's bestest paper white

Saturday, December 5, 2009


this post will remain at the the top until the contest closes Dec 5th please scroll down for newer posts

Stamping's 3rd BIRTHDAY is Dec 7 & we are Throwing a BIRTHDAY BASH

click here for details on the Birthday bash Contest - the prizes are AMAZING!!

Click here to sign up for the blog hop on Dec 7th!!

make sure you stop by Bloggabella on the 7th for the BIRTHDAY RELEASE!!!

Grab the picture on my side bar & copy it to you blog to let everyone know you are joining the bash!


Welcome to the Stamping Bella Birthday Blog Hop, if you didn't get here from Amy's Blog So Amused then click here to go to Bloggabella and start at the beginning!

This is an exciting day - first it's the bella birthday bash hop, and I have a sneak peek of a new release AND I was asked to be the December Guest Sugar Baby on The Sweet Stop Blog!!

I used today's Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS33) for my layout & my sneak peek will be released on Monday - a new Green Bean Baby Stamp!! The image is on Bella's Bestest paper and coloured with copics. I used my clear glaze pen on her headband, and added some sparkle to the heart on the mug with my red Atyou Spica Pen. The DS paper is from Pink Paislee called Bullseye; I believe it's their new Valentines line, and I paper pierced around it. I used my Martha Stewart Scallop Dot border punch and along the celery ribbon I added some bella bonbons in cotton candy.

To celebrate Stamping Bella's 3rd Birthday there are three gift certificates of $100.00 in Bella Bucks hidden along the hop so make sure you leave comments along the way! The lucky winners will be announced on Monday Dec 7 on Bloggabella!!!

Don't forget today is the last day of the Bellabday3 contest make sure you get your card loaded by 10 pm EST today!!

Thanks for stopping by now hop on over to Jackie's blog Stamping Sister to see what she has created in honour of the celebration!!


copics: RV000, RV10, R000, YG000, YG08, YG11, R24, R27, R29, E55, E57, E59, E000, E00, E02

Friday, December 4, 2009

Laundry Day

When I saw this stamp on the Greeting Farms website I knew I had to have her; this is how I felt yesterday with laundry, ironing and trying to get my Christmas decorations up!

I used Mercy's sketch from this week (MTSC50) and stamped HG Laundry with mementos ink and coloured her with copics. I paper pieced her hairpiece and used my black glaze pen to make the polka dots stand out. For the laundry I used my clear glaze pen on the laundry basket and my atyou spica pitch black pen on some of the laundry.
The paper is all from my July Key ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions. I added some clear rhinestones in the corner

Thanks for stopping by - don't forget the Bella Birthday bash blog hop is tomorrow at 10:00 am CST and I am so excited because I have a little sneaky peak of the Stamping Bella release on Dec 7 to show you on the hop!


copics: E000, E00, E53, E55, E57, E59, Y21, Y26, YR23, YG93, YG95, BG72, R35

Thursday, December 3, 2009

sweet stop minty coffee...

I am still trying to get my holiday cards done; I am happy to say I am at 99 and need about 105 so I am SO CLOSE that maybe I will get to make a couple other cards!

This weeks The Sweet Stop sketch (sss32) had me a stumped until I found the perfect image for the sketch!

I inked up Stamping Bella's Minty Coffee and stamped it with mementos ink onto bella's bestest cream paper. The image is coloured with copics and I added some candy cane stickles to the holly on the mug and used a gelly roller pen on the steam.

The DS paper was too perfect for this image; it's from imaginisce and is layered on light blue bazzil paper. The red square was embossed with cuttlebugs candy cane embossing folder and the sentiment is also from Stamping Bella. I layered the chocolate ribbon between the image and mounting square

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to get your cards in for the birthday bash contest & the blog hop on Saturday for Stamping Bella!!


copics: B000, B00, B02, R24, R27, YG11, YG13, YG17

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sweet Cool Yule

Well it's feeling a lot like Winter here in Calgary! We have snow and comfy cold temps (yes there is such a thing) so now all the Christmas lights look nice in the neighbourhood!

I love Karen's Sweet Sunday's Sketches and this weeks (SSSC46) was perfect with Cool Yule from MFT (I managed to make 10 more Christmas cards) The images are stamped with mementos ink and coloured with copics, on the bear I used BG000 along the edges and blended with a blender pen. The bears scarf is paper pieced.

The DS paper is from SEI's wintersong and on the penguin I added some crystal stickles along his hat and stitched around the ds paper.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!


copics: BG000; BG72, BG75; R000, R02, R24, R27, R29, N1, N4, N8. Paper - baja breeze; riding hood red; neenah; sei wintersong


I can't believe it's already December - where the heck did this year go? I guess I better start working on a calender for next year of my Mom will be bugging me in January about how she doesn't know what day it is (really why did I ever start making these?!)

This month I chose Wreathabella - she is so festive I hope by the time the holidays are here I am in a festive mood, last year not so much so this will be the year I am all about Christmas!!

Have a great day - only 24 days til Christmas....


Friday, November 27, 2009

Bellariffic Lollipop

Happy Black Friday to all of you in the States, if you are going shopping I wish you great success - from what I see on the news it looks crazy; not sure I would be going out!

This weeks Bellariffic Fridays challenge was a sketch by moi :) I chose one of the sweet new Lollipops for my card. Ella Lollipop is stamped with mementos ink onto Bella's Bestest Cream paper and coloured with copics. I cut her with the same size nesties as the brown underlay, and just trimmed off where the embossing line is; I do this quite often when I don't want a large border between my layers. I added some glamour dust glitter to the polka dots on her bow and dress.

The DS paper is from Fancy Pant's delight line. I added some chocolate ribbon and some bella's baubles. I didn't have the right colour in the cranberry/red so I coloured clear baubles. It worked perfectly but was a little messy and I of course kept dropping the bauble!

Make sure you pop by Bloggabella today to see all the other cards & remember to check out all the birthday bash stuff on Splitcoast

Have a great day


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sweet Flopsey

I wanted to make a card to wish everyone in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving so I inked up Sweetie Pie Flopsey because you need pie after a big turkey dinner!

I used Mercy's sketch from this week (MTSC49)but flipped it around to work with my image. Flopsey is stamped with mementos ink & coloured with lyra pencils & prisma colour pencils using odorless mineral spirits. The pie is coloured with copics and I added a clear glaze on with my glaze pen. I paper pieced the pan and chefs hat.

The paper is from my Sept Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions, the ds paper in the package is Bo Bunny's Kitchen Spice. The punch is from EK success called Parisian which I ordered from Stamping Bella and I paper pierced along the edges.
I popped up the brown/rust piece then popped Flosey as well to give lots of dimension to the card.

Enjoy time with your families, eat lots of turkey; we canucks did that last month & are now getting ready for the Grey Cup this weekend (our Super Bowl) For those of you going shopping on Black Friday - good luck!!

Thanks for stopping by