Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks.Life is Good!

If you've been following the Bella Peeks this week, you'll already know that we have an AMAZING new Illustrator in the House-Diane Duda. If you click on her name, you can visit her Blog-Duda Daze!
Welcome Diane! Have to say that I LOVE your sweet Duda's!!! Wayyyyy Cute!!!!

Em will be releasing the Life is Good Duda any day now....Duda Day Now....Duda Hey Now!!! Hehe, ever the NAME is WAYYYYYYYYY cooooool!!!!!

I coloured her with my Prism Pencils as I wanted to achieve a little softer look and I kept my card simple as I wanted sweet DUDA to be the focal point on the card!!!

Make sure you head on over to Blogabella later to see some more sneaky peekies!!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Bellas comin' to the house!

Give me a B!!! B is for Bella!!! B is for Beautiful Images!!! B is for being excited about this months new releases. How about this Chubby Cheerleader. One of Mo Mannings images available in rubber!!!
How scrumptious is she??
Make sure you check out Blogabella all this week for some great peeks....a little birdie tells me that there might be some new uptownies in the house and  Dudas!!!! These new images are fabulous!!!!

Be back later this week with another peek!!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bellarific Friday- "You're off to Great Places!

"You're off to great places!
today is your day!
your mountain is waiting.
so.......get on your way!"
~ dr. Seuss

Happy Friday!


It's a Bellarific Day for me for sure!

By the time you're reading this, I'm on my way to London On, to visit with friends and to teach some colouring classes at Scrappin' Great Deals!!!!

So if you're in the London area and want to play! You still have time to sign up!!!

This weeks challenge was a sketch challenge.

When I sent Em over my picture for Blogabella I sent a note"

I'm not normally one to toot my own horn, but I LOVEEEEEEE this card.
Yes, I said.... I LOVEEEEEEEEEE this card!!!!

I think it's the combo of the image, the sketch and the sweet little cloud dies

I just got the dies from Impression Obsession last week and this is the first chance I've had to play with them . Aren't they cute???

Next weeks Bellarific Friday Challenge is

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What's your Hobby? Impression Obsession Challenge

What's your Hobby??? Why mine is Stamping of course!!! Well actually I have a few....

Playing and listening to Music
Jamming with friends,
Writing Lyrics and Poetry

In fact, if it wasn't for Scrapping, I'd probably never be stamping. I love to combine Scrapbooking with Stamping. IO has come out with some fabulous stamp sets that are PERFECT for that!!!!


that work really well! 

This layout is of Jonathon when he lost his first tooth! Man, that seems like a gazillion years ago!

Make sure that you head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog to get all the details as to how to play along and win a gift certificate for some yummy stamp stuff!!!

Have a peek and see what our talented DT has been up to!

How do you like that fabby Designer Paper?

It's from the new IN THE ZONE Paper Collection

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Time to Play! Featured Stamper Challenge

Between enjoying my vakay and getting projects ready for the Dirty Dozen Gallery, I have had little time to play! I will also be pressed for time this week getting ready for my classes at Scrappin' Great Deals in London next weekend! I am SOOOOOO excited to go to Sheila's and teach. I'll also get to spend some time with my BFF's up there! YAY!!! I just hope the weather holds out and I dont have a crappy drive.....ick!!!!

Sunday is the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. This week's stamper is MaryR917. She's a fine Stamper and good participant on SCS. If you have time, go and check out her Gallery. I cased her Christmas Berries Card, which you can find HERE

I haven't pulled this image out in awhile, but I think there was a little subconcious thought of Sun and Beach...flashback to Cuba I think!

Here's Surfafella Coloured up with My Touch Markers

The fabby border is a die from IO Stamps

Paper Loft has come out with a great new line of Paper called In the Zone. Can't wait to show you a layout with this one!!! Fun!!!

Make sure you check back a little later this week...... I think something exciting is brewing in the Air.....just can't tell you what yet!!!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I'm in the DIRTPILE and it's a LOVE Fest!!!

S00000 My totally Exciting news?

I'm a DIRTY Girl!!!

Oh yeah Baby! Gonna shout it out from the Rooftop!

Dirty Dirty Dirty!!!!!

Okay, now that I've got that out of my system, I want to tell you about some fun that we're all having over at Splitcoaststampers

It's a LOVE Fest

As you probably know, Stamping Bella is a Member Company on SCS

You can find the Forum HERE

Today, Stamping Bella is being featured and is hosting the challenge for the Love Fest

"Bring on the Bling"!

You can find all the details HERE

For my card, I used some very Blingy Paper from the DCWV  Gilded Orchard Collection

I then coloured up Madison with my Touch Markers

added a smidgen of glitter to the lacy parts on her dress and on her Margarita

and set her up on some Dimensional Tape!

Hope that you'll play along with the Challenge

Two Lucky "Sistahs" or Brothers for that matter will win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Stamping Bella.

Want to learn a little more about the Bellarific Babes?

You can head over to the Bella Forum and look for the "Meet the Team" thread.

Have a great Saturday and Happy Stamping of Course!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Bellarific Friday! Anything Goes

So this week anything went at Stamping Bella for challenges!
I wanted to be fair and do something that I don't spend a lot of time doing and that is Journalling Pages and working with Mixed Media!

Soooooo I pulled out my neglected Journal and stamped the Mixed Media Flowers in Stayzon Ink
Then I stamped Jame Girl in Versamark and Embossed. 

I pulled out my Sprays by Stephanie Barnard and Sprayed in Guava over the Flowers.
THen I masked the middle of the Flowers and Sprayed with Sky, followed by a little water
I masked out the green area and sprayed with artichoke.....

Added some Rhinestones for extra Bling!!!

Fun......probably not my forte, but FUN and a Challenge

Stay tuned for Big New Tomoz!!!!

Next weeks challenge is a Sketch! 
I'll dig it up later this morning so you can play along and win some great Rubbah~


Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Valentines Day~

Sorry I've been missing in action since I went to Cuba. Had a FANTASTIC Holiday, but since I've been home, I've been working on something BIG!!! I will let you know exactly what it is on Saturday!!!! 

Hope you are all having a wonderful day with your Loves!

Personally, I think Valentines should be every day,

Love others as you would like them to Love YOU!

This image is called Valentini and is available at Stamping Bella
The gorgeous Die is from IODT's latest Die Release

Happy Stamping !

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Impression Obsession Challenge-Shades of Green

This week's challenge is to create a card with shades of green. I am a little off the mark here probably because I have some brown, but what goes better with green than BROWN right? Ohhhh I am such a rebel! lol. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new image from Dina K. It's so scrumptious and vintage looking. I also like inking it up with more than one colour of ink to give some variation to the dress forms. Doing this is actually quite easy. First I inked up the whole image with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Then I took my Donna Salazar Mixed media ink pad and dobbed it to the sides of the image! LOVE LOVE LOVE the result!!!
Hope you'll play along with the challenge

I'm going to direct you to the IO blog today for the links to the players because lucky me, I am still in CUBA!!!!



Designer Paper from The Paper Loft

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Summer Flower Tilda

Another quick peek from my upcoming Scandinavian Style colouring class at 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Addiing Texture with Lotsa Dots!!!

Here's another share for the Terrific Textures class that I'll be Teaching at Scrappin' Great Deals 

Adding Lots of Dots in various gradations of colours can give you that nubby wooly look (nubby,  For this technique I used   Uptown Girl Quinn in her Boots

If you are in the London Ontario area and are interested in attending this class

Keep an eye on the Scrappin' Great Deals website for the details

Hope you're keeping warm!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bellarific Friday! You are so Sweet!

Sharing the LOVE with you today! 
As you're reading this today, I should be enjoying a leisurely Catamaran excursion in Cuba!
As I''m writing this (prescheduled on Monday) I am surrounded by falling snow and the threat of freezing rain on the way! I so HOPE our flight didn't get, it's weird to write in the past and future tense all at once!

Anywhoooooo, the  challenge for this week was You are so Sweet!

You can't get any sweeter than this image as far as I'm concerned
Scoops of Love
How sweet is THAT!!!

Not only do I really like the image, I also love the sentiment that goes along...

Wayyyyyyy cute!!!!!

Next week's challenge is a sketch!

Submit your creations to Em for a great chance to win some stamping $$$$
{you can get all the deets on Blogabella!)

Hope you're all keeping warm and I'll catch you next week!!!!
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