Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thanks Inky Antics!!! -Read more to win some Blog Candy!

I had a BLAST stamping for Inky Antics this month as their Guest Designer

This is my Favourite Project by far!!!

To read all about it AND to enter for some Inky Antics Blog Candy

Head on over to the Inky Blog

Big Huge Honkin' Hugs to you Jacqui!
It was such a pleasure working with you this month!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Enjoy the LIttle Things

Isn't that the truth? So often in our lives we can take things for granted. Our belongings, our employment, our homes, Family and Friends. Sometimes the magic in moments does not stem from the magnitude of the event, but in that moment itself. For instance I can reminisce from time to time, my mind wandering to the past. It's funny, but the moments that truly stand out in my mind, aren't the Holidays, the self achievements, the accumulation of material things, but rather things that might seem insignificant in the world, yet mean so much to me.


Jonathon's first giggle,  his eyes sparkling, the rosiness of his apple cheeks. It took me by surprise and of course I laughed and he laughed back, beaming and grinning and I laughed and smiled and he laughed again and again. it was a beautiful moment.

The look on my baby's face when his toes touched wet grass for the first time

Watching my Father and Jonathon nap in the rocking chair

Catching my first fish with my blingy pink fishing pole

Hugs and Kisses and affection


There are so many more 

Often it takes a tragedy, scare or just a wake up call to realize how important those moments are.

I cherish them and hold  them dear to my heart

I created this journalling page for this weeks Mixability challenge

I really really love this colour combination

Stamps used are from Stamping Bella

Journal your art out Java Spills
Tallulah in her TUTU-The sentiment only, but watch for Tallulah a little later this week 'cause I'm LOVIN" this sentiment!!!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's a BellarifiC Sketchypoo!

Oh my gosh! I forgot to go in last night and write my post before it published this morning!!!!

This weeks challenge is a sketch. I really Lub a dub this one AND it gave me a chance to play with some new rubbah that I most recently accumulated!!!!

I combined the sentiment from Yours Truly with the Journal Your Art Out Java Spills
Who knew that splotches could be so pretty! I coupled the main panel with Paper from 

It's a sad day at Bella today. Paulinabella, who has been with Em for a long long time is bidding us a fond farewell! We are going to miss her much!!! Be sure you head over to her blog to wish her well!!!!
Hugs for all~~~

Next week we're asking you to Button up~~~

Yep, Use some Buttons on your cards.......

You can never go wrong with buttons!!!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's the Pig-Plain and Simple

Sometimes things should be left as they are. Sometimes there is no need for embellishment
Keep it simple......state what you mean and mean what you state.

I pondered and pondered over how to present this piggy, but I wanted this little piggy to stand alone
He doesn't need a supporting cast, he's adorable just as he is!!!

Parker the Super Piggy is one of the latest releases over at Stamping Bella!

He is just WAYYYYY to cute!!!!
Don't you want to pinch those rosy l'il Cheeks??

Happy Birthday Emily!!!

I hope you had a Bellarific Day!!!!

To celebrate, Em's having a BIG BIG Sale

Here's all the Deets!

So yes I have been MIA.. but so have you!! LOL.. where has everyone been?
So it’s my birFday on tuesday.. I suffered so hard last year turning the big 4-0.. now 4-1 is a piece of cake (ok not really but I am trying to be positive..LOL).. It is the year of taking care of ME… and I am trying :)
So to celebrate my birFday on TOOSDAY.. I am starting our birFday sale early.  Like.  RIGHT this is the time to pick up goodies you haven’t in the past.. gifts etc as it is our highest sale of the year.  We are offering 25% off the whole store (not applicable to wholesale orders).. This includes our sale items as well.. and through the week I am hoping to post some sale goodies from my very own stash.. so keep an eye out on that section!  CODE FOR OUR WEEKLONG SALE IS: bellabirthday2013  so enjoy! and tell your friends (or sistahs :) ) !
Oh and if you spend $100 or more (before the discount) you receive our BELLA EXCLUSIVE die for free! (limited quantities-$35 value)

I coloured Parker with my Touch Markers

Here's the Map!

Glad to say although my Mojo ran away for a bit, Parker helped me get it back!

Now why don't you run on over to Bella and give him a home!!!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Bellarific Friday-Sizzlin' Summer

I wish it was a little more sizzlin' here. It's chilly this morning.....going to have to do a little Cha Cha Cha to warm up!......ohhh work? Yeah, well I guess I'll have to save the dancing until tonight!

I am Lovin' Uptownie Sandy and her Sombrero! Way Cute!
She is one of several new releases over at Stamping Bella

I coloured her with Touch Twin Markers

Make sure you check out Blogabella to get the latest challenge and to see the Fabs Creations!

Happy Stamping

Friday, June 14, 2013

Getting Sketchy on Bellarific Friday

My Gosh! Is it Friday already? I can't believe how quickly the days are rolling by..sometimes I wish time would slow down and at other times, I'd love to speed it up just a little. This week I could by a few extra plate (er probably platter) is quite full and I feel like I'm racing like the wind to keep up. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will have a little more energy next week!

For this weeks sketch, I used Flynn's Berry Happy Day

Ian't she pretty?

Markers used

Strawberries: YR23, R10, R2, GY43, 47
Skin: YR26, R131, RP7
Dress: BR109, Y169

Make sure you head on over to Blogabella to see the fine creations and get next weeks challenge, which is called Sizzlin' Summer!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

For Dad

Father's Day will be upon us this weekend. I have a few cards to make and took the opportunity to get started by playing in the Splitcoast Colour Challenge Yesterday

I used  the Journal your art out Grungy set from Stamping Bella to create this masculine card. 
There are all sorts of fun stamps in here that would work great with cards as well as in a journal

The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life All4Dads

My Dad is generally a happy and hard working guy. Sadly, he tore a tendon in his knee and has been "grounded" for the last few weeks, which is extremely frustrating for him. His mobility has been great affected and having to spend the day between the den and the bedroom is not his cup of tea.

Of course this is affecting Sydney too as she is used to her daily truck ventures and "working" right along with Grandpa.

He seems to be mending slowly, but surely and I pray that he is up and on his feet again soon!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

More Inky Fun with Benson!

I {Heart} Benson Bear~ He's so cute with his fuzzy paws over his face. Today he's embarrassed because he forgot a Birthday, but he could be shy or playing Peekaboo!

I teamed Benson up with Huckleberry Pond Designer Papers from The Paper Loft

Here's the inside!

Gotta Love those Inky Antics Stamps!

I'm having fun with my guest spot this month

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 7, 2013

What a way to end a Bellarific Week!

It's a dreary day here, but you can always count on a friend to lift your spirits
In the Spirit of Sistahood, the challenge for today was to create a Friendship Card

Ramona is bringing sunshine and love your way today!

Coloured with Touch Twin Markers

Have a Fabulous weekend and don't forget to head on over to Blogabella to see the Delish creations from our Fabby DT and Da Sistahood!!!

If you haven't seen all the new sneak peeks of the up and coming release, you can also see them on Blogabella. I totally {Heart} these sweet new Characters!!!

and of course here is the Sketchy Poo for next can go Square or Round.... It IS hip to be square!!! lol. Make sure you get your submissions in to Em before Friday next week to win some stamping bucks!!! It would be a great time to win some free rubbah and scoop up some of these adorable new stamps..... For the Uptownie fans, there are a couple of them coming as well!

Have a Wonderful Weekend and try to stay dry!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Impression Obsession Challenge-Bloom where you are planted

Good Morning!

As you can see, I was in a "summery" mood whilst creating this card

Wishful thinking perhaps as its been a touch cool here this week!

This weeks challenge is a floral challenge......I used Sea Grass instead of flowers, but do have the flower pot (Summer Pot Large)!!! In addition to these two stamps, I also used this gorgeous Sand dollar  on my background and the sentiment can be found here 

Here is the Challenge Hop order. Be sure to follow over to the IO Blog to link up your entry for this week!

IO Blog  
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett-You are Here

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Oh my GEE!!!! Is this not the cutest image EVER?????
Sharing a Sneaky Peeky of Helga the Hot Chick.....from the HOT new line of Chick stamps coming very soon to Stamping Bella. If you haven't seen Em's peeks this week, you HAVE to head over to Blogabella to see!! I know these stamps are going to have everyone clucking!!!!!

If you think Helga is cute, you must see Mimi and Chicks Rule......

I can't wait to get them ALL!!!


Image is coloured with Touch Twin Markers!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Quiet as a Mouse, but squeaking out some news!

Me, quiet? Well sometimes!!! I've been fairly quiet on the blog as I've been busy working on samples for Inky Antics
I was so excited when Jackie asked me to be their Guest Designer for June!!

They have the sweetest line of adorable and Whimsical Stamps, so many, that I had a difficult time deciding which one's to work with this month!

I absolutely could NOT resist sewing mouse and many stitiches!

I would tell you all about the cards, but Jackie has done a wonderful job of describing the project and introducing MOI!!! 

She also has BLOG CANDY

So be sure to pop on over and leave a comment to win a fun stamping prize package!!!!

Happy Stamping!

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