Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Back....

Sorry I have been MIA, my computer crashed and I just got it repaired. Luckily my son was able to fix it. I made a few cards while I waited for my computer and thought I would share them with you. Hope you all had a great Christmas. My single friends and I had a small get together and present exchange on christmas, and I had made them all christmas cards using my bellas and fellas. They were a great hit, surprisingly it was the guys who were awed by the cards LOL. I made these cards with my newest bella stamps, Valentini, Julia's Diaper Bag, and mini Spouseabella. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year. Susan

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Challenge Extravaganza Day 3

Day three of the SCS Holiday Challenge Extravaganza was yesterday, but I did not get a chance to post. The Challenge was to make a Scrap-ling ( They measure 1.25 x 4.25 and are made from the cut off strip leftover from turning a 4.25 x 5.5 card into a 4.25 square card.) They can be used as Tags, bookmarks etc. Here's what I made. It is a little Thank you card for my BFF. Hope you all have a Safe and Happy Holiday, Susan

Sunday, December 21, 2008

SCS Holiday Extravaganza Day #2

Today is the second day of the SCS Holiday Extravaganza. This challenge is a limited supplies challenge. The card must be square, have scallops on it, have a sentiment of three or more words, must have ribbon and NO glitter. Here's my card, I kept the colors from yesterday, because I loved them. Happy Holidays!! Susan

SCS Holiday Extravaganza Day 1

Yesterday was day 1 of the Holiday Extravaganza at SCS. The Challenge was an inspiation Challenge and can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405367 I used both brown and blue on my card and snowflakes. Here it is... The Snowflakes are from Gina K.'s Magic of Christmas stamp set. There are also four punched snowflakes, and lots of glitter Merry Christmas, Susan.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bella Color Challenge #58

Last weeks Bella Color Challenge was to use Gable Green, Real Red and going Gray. This is what I made. The only gray is around the edge of the oval, the image is Merrybella. On a side note I have been extremely busy, and at times without internet so my posts may be sporadic for a while. Please check back often I will do my best to update more frequently, once the holidays are over. Thanks and I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season, Susan.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bella Sketch Challenge # 58

This weeks Bella Sketch Challenge is #58. The sketch was simple and elegant. I used Polly Packages, colored her with Copics and Spica glitter pens. I assembled the layers and ribbon. The final touch was three green bella glitter dots and the sentiment.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Distressed Window Shopping

This weeks MFT Who's that Girl challenge was to use distressing on your card, so I distressed this card using Tim Holtz Distress Ink on all of the card and the flowers. Thanks for looking Susan

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bellaversary Sketch Challenge

Shannan provided an awesome sketch for this challenge. I decided to use a fella stamp for this card as I had used bella stamps for the rest of the challenges, plus I had these really cool screw brads I've been wanting to use. The image was stamped using brilliance graphite black ink, then colored with copics. The cardstock colors are brilliant blue, handsome hunter and really rust. The DP is from CTMH Kaleidoscope Brights collection.The bottom of the rust card stock is punched with my new Martha Stewart zig zag embossing edge punch. Have a fabulous Monday, Susan

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bellaversary Theme Challenge

Hi and Happy Sunday everyone. The Bellaversary Theme Challenge was to create a card using twos, since it is Em's 2nd anniversary. On my card I paired two Bella stamps to create an image. I used Javabella, and Clickabella to make this work scene and I colored them with my copic markers. There are two layers and two flower embellishments made from two flowers held together with a brad. Thanks for stopping by. Susan

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Em's BellaVersary Bash

Last night was the BellaVersary Bash over at the forum on SCS. Em has some awesome new releases, and specials over at stampingbella.com. When I got up this morning I went to check out he creations from the challenges last night and got a fantastic surprise. The November Participation Winner was announced and it's ME!!! I was so shocked, I just sat and stared at the screen. Then of course I went and got my son and showed him, so he would stop thinking I'm crazy for always doing the challenges and saying I could win. The first Challenge last night was the BellaVersary Signature Color Challenge. So, in honor of Em, I got out my Stamping Bella stamp, my green and pink paper, some printed paper, punches nesties and bling and made this card. It looks even better IRL, less fuzzy and more vibrant, and the flowers sparkle. Hope you all have a great Saturday....Susan.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hydrangea Bittybloom

This is my card for this weeks Bella Color Challenge #57. The colors for this challenge are Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue and Glorious Green, What a great combo! I inked up my remaining uninked bittybloom and colored her with copics. The green layer is punched using my new Martha Stewart zig zag embossing border punch I got at Michaels this morning and the coral layer is punched using my Fiskers scalloped threading punch. I used a small piece of glitter DP and cut the butterfly from it also. The final touch was the sentiment and two green bella glitter dots.

MFT Ambassador Challenge #1

The new release party over at the MFT forum on SCS was last night. The new sets are fabulous. I love the challenges and this one was to have three buttons and something blue on the card. Since a new Flopsey was being released and I had not used my one from last month, I decided to make a card with it. I used brilliance blue and bashful blue cardstock, a piece of glitter DP I got in a glitter paper pack last year. Three little brilliant blue buttons, and matching ribbon. I colored Flopsey with copics, paper pieced the cupcake bottom, dotted the icing, and added stickles to make the icing all glittery.The corners of the brilliant blue layer were punched with the wrought iron corner punch. The image was cut using oval nestabilities.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Another try..

I think this card turned out better than the one posted below. I wasn't so happy with my first card from the stamp set And Then I Said..., so I gave it another try... I like this one a whole lot better. I added a sentiment from Twisted sentiments. What do you think???

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

And I Said...

I just couldn't wait to share my newest stamp set with you. It's called And I said.. from MFT. I order the product bundle a couple of weeks ago and it came today. It included the stamp set, peerless watercolors, a palette, glitter ribbons, glitter flowers and brads, a white gels pen and a stamp storage case. I couldn't wait to ink up those stamps. This is what I came up with.

Appletini Anyone?

This weeks MFT Who's That Girl challenge featured set is "Merry Christmas?" plus add some sparkle or bling. I also used a sketch I found over at www.iheart2stamp.com. I stamped my image on whisper white cardstock, colored it with copics and spica glitter pens and cut it out using oval nestabilities. The base is certainly celery, the bottom layer is Pixie pink, which I scored with my score-pal. I took a piece of printed paper and double layered it and attached. The wide strip was put through the cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped in pixie pink and attached then my appletini on top. I really like this card and can think of many people I could give it to, so I think I'll make some more with different layouts. Cheers! Susan

Monday, December 1, 2008

Bella Sketch Challenge #57

Today is Monday and that means a new sketch challenge over at the Stamping Bella forum on SCS. For my card I used yet another Bittybloom, this is Poppy! For the card I used real read cardstock for the base. I cut out two large scallop rectangles from wild wasabi cardstock, and overlapped them till I got the right size and cut and fit them together. To cover the line I put a piece if ribbon, then attached my image after layering it a few times. For the flowers I used four pink sateen flowers I got at Michaels. (I must tell you these are the bomb, they come in a cute reusable clear plastic pail and there must be hundreds in it. They come in blue too, look in the wedding section.) Anyways, I colored them with a cadmium red copic marker, and love how they shimmer. I layered two attached them together with a brad and attached them with a glue dot. The final touches are a sentiment and a couple of glitter bella dots. TFL Susan