Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pets on Parade


I wanted to make a box of cards for a friend who also happens to be my vet. So of course I had to use all of my adorable pet stamps from Stamping Bella! I used Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, and Copic Spicas on all of the cards.

Stamps: friends come in all shapes and sizes by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella; sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Chocolate, DCWV Petstack and Yellow
Accessories: Inkssentials Opaque White Pen, SU Clips Assortment, 
3-D Dots

Stamps: parisbella and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Chocolate, DCWV Teal, DCWV Petstack
Accessories: CTMH Silver Brads and Paper Piercer, Nestabilities

Stamp: dogwalkabella by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Black and Chocolate, DCWV Petstack
Accessories: Misc. ribbon, 3-D Dots

Stamps: cuddly cat by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella; sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: DCWV Light Green, DCWV Petstack
Accessories: Bella's Dots in Glitter Pink Orchid, SU ticket Corner Punch, Taylored Expressions Ribbon

Stamps: puppybella by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Chocolate, DCWV Petstack
Accessories: Bella's Dots in Glitter Bubble Gum, 3-D Dots, misc. ribbon

This card is also for BSC65 on SCS.
Stamps: butch and mimi by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella; sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Black, DCWV Petstack
Accessories: Inkssentials Opaque White Pen

I copied this sketch from Hope T. Spencer. She made a beautiful card for Breast Cancer Awareness. Check out her card here
Stamps: fifi by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella; sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: SU Berry Bliss; CTMH Chocolate
Accessories: Sugared Brads, Flower Brads, Greenhouse Felt Flowers, brown thread, sewing machine


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bella Bash Challenges

On Wednesday night, I enjoyed this month's Bella Bash on SCS! It's always fun to chat with the sistahs and to participate in the challenges. 

First up was Laura's challenge to make a valentine card for your BFF. Well, I can't tell you who she is because she will see this and it will spoil the surprise! I love this new CTMH paper!
Stamps: huggybellas by Stamping Bella; sentiment by SU Short & Sweet Set
Paper: CTMH That's Amore
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Bella's Dots in Glitter Dark Cocoa; brown thread, sewing machine, misc. ribbon

Jamie's challenge was to make a card inspired by your favorite love song. Well, I used the song "When I Said I Do" (by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black) on a card I made for my 25th Anniversary last summer. I didn't want to use the same song, so I chose another favorite: "Baby, Baby" by Amy Grant. (This is the ringtone on my phone when my kids call!) Now, you all know that I am head-over-heels-in-love with my granddaughter, Emma Grace. And you may also know that a photo of her in her ladybug costume inspired the Tiddly Inks stamp called lovey HuggABugg. So I combined these two things and made this valentine for Emma, using a line from the song:
Stamp: lovey HuggABugg by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella; sentiment written by Amy Grant
Paper: CTMH That's Amore
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Shimmerz in Angel Wings, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, CTMH Paper Piercer, misc. ribbon, misc. brads

Thanks for the great challenges, Laura and Jamie!

Yargh!

This is for BCC64 on SCS. I made it for my nephew's birthday. This is such a cute stamp!

Stamp: Little Johnny Deppster by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella; sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Vineyard Berry, Buttercup, and Indian Corn Blue
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: CTMH Corner Rounder

Java Junkie

This is for BSC64 on SCS. I, for one, am thankful for coffee!

Stamps: grumpabella by Stamping Bella, sentiment by Whipper Snapper Designs
Paper: Garden Green and Chocolate; New Pencils by October Afternoon
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: SU Hodgepodge Hardware, Taylored Expressions Ribbon, CMTH Button, CTMH Waxy Flax in Chocolate, Brown thread, sewing machine

As Pretty as a Flower

Sparkle, THANK YOU for sending me this stamped image! She is adorable! 

Stamp: Tilda with Sunflower by Magnolia
Paper: SU Haiku, Old Olive, and Tangerine Tango
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Ribbon, SU Ribbon Slot Punch, Brads

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What's Cookin'?

This is another one of those just-for-fun cards.

Stamps: Stella Thinks She Can Cook by Stamping Bella; sentiment by Memory Box
Paper: CTMH Magic Moments
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Bella's Dots in Glitter Sky, CTMH Paper Piercer, Nestabilities

Birthday Surprise

This is one of those just-for-fun cards!

Stamp: Birthday Cake with a Stella in It by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Magic Moments
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Taylored Expressions ribbon, 3-D Dots, Nestabilities, Stickles in Cotton Candy and Eucalyptus

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cruisin' in the Snow

This is for BCC63 on SCS. In addition to the color challenge, Hope added a "twist" of making a card that reminds us of cold, frost, ice, etc. So why the convertible? My husband has a midnight blue convertible Porsche, which I love to drive. When we lived in CO, I often drove to work in the winter with the convertible top down and the heater blasting! Even when it was cold, the sunny Colorado skies were just too inviting to ignore!
Stamps: Cruiseabella and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Indian Corn Blue, Dutch Blue, and Petal
Inks: Memento, Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Taylored Expressions ribbon, 3-D Dots, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

SALE!

This is part of a new stamp set by CTMH called "Ms. On the Go." I love that she has a "real" figure. I am so excited about this new set!

Stamps: Ms. On the Go by CTMH
Paper: CTMH Magic Moments
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: SU Ribbon Slot Punch, Taylored Expressions ribbon, 3-D Dots

A Perfect Afternoon

This looks like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, doesn't it? I just love this new CTMH paper! 

Stamp: Waiting Tilda by Magnolia
Paper: CTMH Magic Moments
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Taylored Expressions ribbon, SU Ribbon Slot Punch, CTMH Piercer

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Precious Heirloom

My parents gave this rocking horse to Brittany for her first Christmas. I have saved it for her for 24 years. Amazingly, it was never damaged in any of our moves. We just dug it out of the storage closet and Emma LOVES it! It's even sweeter because my dad is gone now and he would have loved seeing Emma ride this! Here are photos of my parents with Brittany and the rocking horse on Christmas Eve 1984. Brittany was four months old. 

Here's a video clip of Emma riding the horse. She is 22 months old.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wishing You a Warm House...

Some friends in CO just moved into a new house, so I thought this would be the perfect card for them. This is also for BSC62 and BCC61 on SCS.
Stamps: Happy Neighborhood and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Paper: CTMH Crystal Blue, Orange, Chocolate, and Buttercup; Chilly Mornings DP by Weathervane
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: CTMH Paper Piercer, SU Mat Pack, 3-D Dots, misc. ribbon
TFL!

Swinging to the Music

Isn't this stamp just too sweet? I can't wait to hang a swing from a tree for Emma!

Stamps: Tilda with Medium Bow and Swing by Magnolia
Papers: SU Creamy Caramel and Baja Breeze
Inks: Nestabilities
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Light Unto My Path

My SIL, Lori, sent me this background stamp, and I sure enjoy using it! Doesn't this little angel make winter look FUN?

Stamps: Tilda with Lantern and Background by Magnolia
Paper: SU Ski Slope; misc. brown
Inks: Mememto Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Stickles in Gunmetal and Frosted Lace, Liquid Pearls in White Opal, 3-D Dots, Shimmerz in Angel Wings

Waiting for Spring

When you live in snowy place, it's easy to wonder if the winter will ever end. Then you realize that it's only January, and you've still got 2 months of winter to survive! Now, I love the winter weather, so this stamp isn't me~but ask me again in March, and I may have a different answer! LOL
Stamps: Waiting Tilda and Sled by Magnolia; sentiment by Verve
Paper: DCWV Winter Matstack; SU Brocade Blue and Pink Pirouette
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, 3-D Dots, CTMH Paper Piercer, sewing machine

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snow Play

Today was a fun day! Brittany's best friend, Brenda (from CO) came to visit for 4 days. It snowed overnight, so we took a day to play in the snow! It was a day of firsts for Emma: first time sledding, first snow angel, and first attempt at a snowman (the snow was too fluffy...maybe tomorrow). We played with Emma's best friend, Lela, who lives next door. Here are a few of my favorite photos:
Brittany, Emma, and Brenda
Emma making a snow angel
Emma's ride back up the hill courtesy of Rick!
Out for a sled ride
Emma and Keaton
Brittany, Emma, and Lela
Me and Emma

Ice Dancers

My DH filled my stocking with some Tildas. Of course, there were several skating ones! I love this one. When I was little, my mom made my skating dresses, and my tights were always "nude" colored and shimmery. The rink where I skated had long benches where I would sit to lace-up (I trimmed the sled stamp to look like a bench). The sentiment reminds me of how I have always felt about skating. So this card really reminds me of my childhood!
Stamps: Ice Princess Tilda and sled by Magnolia, sentiment by Verve
Paper: DCWV Winter Matstack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: SU Felt Flurries, Bella's Dots in Glitter Platinum

One of my favorite places to skate is on the 5-acre frozen lake in Keystone, CO. It is breathtaking! That's where I imagine this Tilda to be...
Stamps: Tilda on Skates and Sled by Magnolia, sentiment by Verve
Paper: DCWV Winter Matstack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Bella's Dots in Glitter Sky, CTMH Paper Piercer, misc. ribbon

My SIL, Lori, sent me this background stamp for Christmas. She knows how much I love winter, and that this stamp will be put to good use! This is where I want to live someday...
Stamps: Skating Tilda and Winter House Background by Magnolia
Paper: SU Ski Slope; misc. pink and brown
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas
Accessories: Shimmerz in Angel Wings, Liquid Pearls in White Opal, Stickles in Icicle, 3-D Dots

Once again, I am dying to lace-up and skate!
TFL!