Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sumpin's Wrong!!!

Soooooo....anyone on a sugar high yet??? or chasing their whirling dervishes who filled themselves with chocolate this morning??

Happy Easter!

It's been a couple of years since we've had an egg hunt here. I thought Jon would be more partial to just taking the chocolate and running with it...(i'm like the Cookie Monster when it comes to chocolate!). I did however keep his supply limited, which will guilt me out of dipping into it!!!

Soooo rather than hunting eggs and eating chocolate, I played the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge this morning! 

I coloured up Sumpin's Wrong with my touch markers and paired it with this fun sentiment and banner from Impression Obsession. The Designer paper is from The Every day Life Collection-Paper Loft!!!
Isn't he just a cute little toadie!!!!

I used to call Jonathon my little Toadie when he was a baby....Drove my Grandmother absolutely insane. She'd say that is a horrible name.....I'd say, but Toadies are soooo cute!!!!! It's funny how an image can evoke memories. Grandma watches over from above and I hope that we'll be blessed with her spirit at our Easter dinner. We miss you much GG!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

WOW!!! What a BEAUTIFUL day! I just got back from a long walk with the dog and am pleased to report that I got quite warm in my winter weight coat! The sun is shining and the air is crisp and clean. I LOVE those kinds of days and am sure that that wont be my last walk today.

We've decided to break away from the traditional Easter Fayre and go with grilled steak. Funny, I think we opted for cashew stuffed Canadian Bacon for Christmas. Quite frankly, I'm not a huge fan of a Turkey Dinner and it requires so much effort to make it and so little time to eat it!!! lol.  I do enjoy it when someone else makes it though because I only want to eat it once. I abhor Turkey Leftovers!!! 

I think this aversion to Turkey dinners came about when several years ago, the Norwalk Virus decided to land in at Christmas time. My poor mother fell ill while cooking the Turkey on Christmas eve, leaving me to finish up the prep for Christmas Day. Jonathon was close behind mom, getting sick on Christmas Day and of course by Boxing Day....well, you get the picture~

Ever since then, it's a rare occasion that we cook Turkey dinners. Occasionally I will cook a Big Turkey Drumstick, because I do like dark meat!!!

Whatever you're doing this weekend, if you are celebrating Easter, I wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!!! 

For details on my card, which I created for yesterday's Mix Challenge, Click HERE

Friday, March 29, 2013

it's Bellarific Friday!

Good Morning! Sorry my post is a little late as I slept in a touch this morning and then took a long walk with Sydney! This weeks challenge was an Inspiration Challenge based on the following photograph.

For my card, I used Uptown Girl Opal the Optimist, one of Bella's latest releases!

I coloured her with my Touch Markes and sponged around the edges using a Wheat Dew Drop Pad
The fabulous Border is a die from Impression Obsession Stamps.
Paper is From Basic Grey

Sadly, we are saying farewell to fellow babe Amanda. I'm going to miss her on the team, but will be sure to continue to follow her in Blog land!!!

Make sure you head over to Blogabella to see the fabulous submissions this week. I LOVE inspiration challenges, because it's fun to see everyone's interpretations!

You can also find out how to play next weeks challenge, which is a Sketch!

Going to spend my day catching up on Design Team work and Spring Cleaning. I tore my closet apart last night and WOW!!!! all I can say is if you don't see a post tomorrow, please please call's quite possible I've been attacked by Dust Bunnies!!!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Bellarific Friday!


Are you all gearing up for a FABULOUS Weekend?
I have some fun plans, so I'm looking forward. There is a whole whack of Stamping Bella Goodness waiting for me to ink up.....gonna get stampy too!

This weeks challenge is a Sketch

I wanted to try this awesome Jane Girl Embossed
For my Background I used the Fabulous Butterflies from the Nature Silhouette Graffiti Set

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the elegant Butterfly Sihouette!

Hop on over to Blogabella to see the Fabs creations!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Dieing" to Hop with IO

Welcome to the last day of the IO Stamps Blog Hop

Wanted to make something a little masculine for you today!!!

I like the way this fun card turned out!

Here are the Supplies I used

If you haven't been, make sure you go to the IO Blog to get the details on how to win a free die of your choice~

Happy Stamping and good luck with the Draw!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Impression Obsession Die Hop Day 2!

Hello again!
Today we're hopping with IO again showcasing the fun and fabulous Dies

For my card I used Egg Set...Loveee these cute little chicks!

How about this sweet Embossing Folder? It's by Darice

IO Blog – You are HereMake sure you visit all the DT's Blog and the IO Blog and leave comments to win a die of your choice!!!

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Get well wishes

I LOVE this sweet Alice image from Stamping Bella
I used her for today's colour challenge
For my Background,   cut out an oval die and using it as a template, sponged in some colour with Night of Navy. I then stamped the Butterfly from the Nature Silhouette Graffiti Stamps.
I love the way it turned out

I coloured her with Touch Markers!

Impression Obsession Die Showcase Hop!

For the next three days, the IO Team will be Hopping to showcase all the great new dies available in the Online Store. I've chosen to share the Birdcage and Butterfly set on my first card
I stamped the Background with the Music Cover a Card and coupled it with the Spread Your Wings Sentiment from the Life & Flowers set. If you've been hopping already, you're at the end of the hop. Last, but not least I hope.....with my name starting with "V" I usually end up at the bottom of the Barrel~ lol

How about these adorable Sunglasses? 
There are four cuteee pairs in the set!
I coupled the die with this cool stamp from the You are Amazing Clear set

If you haven't been hopping, you can start with the Link Below

Monday, March 18, 2013

Touch Twin Marker Hop!

Today I'm Hopping with the Touch Twin Marker Design Team!

If you've been hoppin already, you've just arrived from the Super Talented Suzanne's Blog
and I'm the last stop on the Fabby Hop!!!

Hope you all had a good weekend and a Happy St. Patrick's Day

I enjoyed time with friends over the weekend.....was very fun and refreshing! 

I coloured Uptown Girl Isabelle loves her ice cream available at Stamping Bella of course!

The Markers I used are as follows:

R15, R1
RP 137, 7, 17
YR142, 133
BR 92,97,107
BG 5,7 ( I love the BG's for colouring denim!)
Paper is by Authentique
If you haven't been hopping here is the Hop list !

Touch Twin and More Blog -
Anna Wight -
Dina Kowal -
Elaine Hughes -
Jeanne Streiff -
Lydia Fiedler -
Suzanne Dean -
Vicki Garrett -

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bellarific Friday! It's a Guy Thing!

It's Bellarific Friday!!!
Sorry I'm running a little late this morning. Was making a big brekkie for my boy and his buddies~
Spring Break~

This week we're celebrating guys!

For my card, I used Fixafella

Love this stamp! I've used him  over and over

Sentiment is from The {Stamps} of Life

Make sure you head over to Blogabella and check out the fun submissions and the Design Team  Creations and the Sketch for next week!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Home is where the Heart is

I LOVE this image......I've used it over and over
To get the two colours on the stamp, I use Donna Salazar mixed media ink. I inked up the stamp first with the coral colour, then did the edges with leather......neat effect I think

The stamp is from Stamping Bella

It's called Artsy House

I LOVE this stamp

Happy Stamping

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Paper Loft March Sketch Challenge

Hope that you're all enjoying a leisurely Sunday!!!

Here's my sample for The Paper Loft Monthly Challenge

Make sure you click on the Link to check out how you could be our next Guest Designer and win $30.00 worth of Paper Loft Deliciousness!!!

For my layout, I used this Fabulous new Paper Line- In the Zone
I am totally loving these colour combinations and the fabulous Cardstock accessories.

Hope you'll play along with our Challenge!

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, March 8, 2013

Gettin' Sketchy on Bellarific Friday

Hellllloooooooo Just Dropping a Line to say....

It's Bellarific Friday!!!!

and I'm getting Sketchy~~~

Coloured her with my Touch Markers 
Mounted her on a Base of Shades of Gray from The Paper Loft

Want to win some Bella's?

Be sure to play next weeks Challenge


Mail your submissions to Ms. Em before next Friday and you can see your creation on Blogabella


Maybe win some free RUBBAH~~~~


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Impression Obsession Challege-Your Favourite Technique

I have to say that i'm not a fancy "technique" stamper..... I suppose if colouring is a technique, i'm all that and a bag of chips!!! Techniques are simply not my favourite, but I did use a couple on this card-Embossing and Masking.
I created my cloudy background by using one of the new Cloud Dies as a mask
I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new Easter Basket  Clear Stamp Set. This set also comes in cling.

I stamped the basket and eggst onto white cardstock and coloured them with my Touch Markers.
I then cut out the basket with the Basket Die. I stamped the bunnies onto cocoa coloured cardstock and embossed them to give them that shiny easter chocolate look. I cut them out with the bunnies set dies.
I sponged a base of green ink and then added marker grass!
 Lastly, I glittered the eggs and mounted added sprigs of Die Cut Grass to ground the Basket~

Make sure you visit the IO Blog to get all the details of how to enter the challenge and win some stamping bucks~~~

Daniela Dobson
Jeanne Streiff
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

 and of course check out the DT blogs!!! You'll see some more Yummy Creations~

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 1, 2013

It's Bellarific Friday and a New Release!!!!

Good Morning!
Hope you all had a great week! 
This week's Bellarific Challenge was to create a banner on your card
For my card, I created a banner by cutting out the wee hearts from this Secret Crush Petit Paper Pack by Pink Paislee. The card is created for our friends 25th Anniversary!
Brett and Brenda get married is not only for weddings, but works formally for any type of Lovey Dovey card! Make sure you head over to Blogabella to see the great creations from Da Sistahood!
I used this sweet flourish die from IOstamps as an additional embellie!!!

and coloured with my Touch Markers

 CG 1,3,6
R-8,16,18, 136,139

Here's the Sketch for next week!!! Make sure you email your submissions to Em so that she can get them up on the Blog!

Happy Stamping!

NO WAIT!!! Don't Go!!!


The new Bella release is TODAY!!!!

and Em has a sweet surprise for you!

Any Order orders over 55.00 will receive  a surprise KETTO goodie bag (stamps will be randomly chosen) the value of the goodie bag will be approximately 30.00!!  

now HOW exciting is THAT!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

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