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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

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

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: 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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???

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 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

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

I {Heart} my PSF's

Hi again, I have just finished my second 12 hour day, and I'm pooped. Luckily, I have a couple of cards on file I have not shared. I made this card two days ago. I combined many of this weeks MFT challenges from SCS. I used the sketch challenge for the layout, the Who's That Girl Monday challenge, except, I changed the stamp set, but did use some scraps. Also, the What's up Wednesday challenge required a water feature, here a goblet of water. Last but not least, MFT Friday, to use MFT Colors Pink, White and Black. I know the pic looks brownish, but it is black IRF. Enjoy Susan

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas

This is the card I made for day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas challenges over at Paper Craft Planet. Today the challenge was to use either a bird or reptile on you creation. Since I have no other bird stamps and no reptile stamps I used this one. However, I needed two, so I used the reflection technique to make a mirror image. I stamped one dove on cardstock and the other on a piece of acetate. Next, I colored in the leaves and beak with copics, flipped the acetate over, lined up the images and stuck it together. The sentiment I printed on my printer. A little layering and embellishing and voila, my card. Thanks for stopping by, Susan

Just Another Friday

Today I spent making many many cards. I started with a one sheet wonder template and made 10 Christmas cards. Then I caught up on the challenges I had not completed on SCS. Then I added them to my albums over at PCP. Next I joined a blogger group on SCS and added their blogs to mine. Now for a card. This is my favorite card I made today, I made for the MFT sketch challenge. I just love the layout and who can resist the yummy cupcake. I'm not sure everyone would agree that Christmas is a cupcake kind of day, but I sure do!! Hope you all have a cupcake kind of day!! Susan

Another Day... Another Card

Hello, I hope all my American friends had a very Happy Thanksgiving. Here in Canada it is just another day so I made a card. This card is made using "The Magic of Christmas" stamp set that I got from Gina K. Designs. I love this sleigh it's so fancy. The image was stamped on white cardstock, cut out using oval nestabilities and mounted on a scalloped oval. I used a sketch I found on, a piece of printed paper, ribbon, added a greeting and voila..a card LOL :)

Tangled Stella

This stamp is so cute. I just love the wand in her hat. Her lights strewn around her.

It's that time of Year

when we are all rushing about trying to get our holiday crafts one, shopping completed, travel plans made, and cooking planned. My holidays have simplified with kids getting older, my shopping list has shrunk, and I purchase baked goods, and am making a simple Christmas dinner. The one thing I never expected was so many requests for my Christmas cards. I sell then only to friends and co-workers, usually by leaving a box at work. Now I have been told by several staff including one doctor and friends that I need to make more cards because they want to buy them for Christmas..EEK, guess I better get busy. So here's the first card Merrybella.

Daisy Bittybloom

Today is the day a new sketch comes out on the Bella forum over at I chose to use Daisy Bittybloom as my main image. I added the three squares as in the sketch, except I turned it on its side, added some bling with 5 bella baubles and added the sentiment to the bottom. Thanks for looking. Susan

Bluebell Bittybloom

This card uses one of the new Bittybloom from Stamping Bella. Her name is Bluebell. I stamped her using brilliance black ink and colored her with Copic markers. I layered her on printed paper punched with my wrought iron punch, then on mellow moss and brilliant blue card stock. I finished off the card with a bow made of brilliant blue grosgrain ribbon and a couple of bella glitter dots in green. I think she is just adorable. Hope you had a great weekend, Susan.

A Manly Card

Good Morning everyone, it is 6:30 am here and were in the middle of a snow storm. I'm awake early so I thought I'd share a card this time for the guys. I know a lot of golfers and they are mourning the loss of the season and eagerly awaiting the spring to get back on the course. this card features golfafella from Stamping Bella. I colored him with copic markers, and paper pieced a very retro vest on him. I did not include a sentiment on it so I could be used for any occasion. have a wonderful saturday Susan :)

I'm in Bittybloom Heaven

I finally got my Bittyblooms from Stamping Bella. I have stamped them all, colored them all, but have only completed one card so far. This is Sunflower Bittybloom. You Likey?

Feel Better Soon

It's that time of year again when everyone seems to be getting a cold. I made this card for a friend who has a rather nasty cold. Hope all of you who also are feeling under the weather also feel better soon. Cheers Susan

Folded Triange Medallion

This weeks technique challenge over at SCS is to make a folded triangle medallion. It took me a while to figure it out but I finally made it and made this card with it.

Bella Bash

Tonight is the monthly Bella bash and the first challenge, is to show which Bella you are thankful for. Mine is Cosmobella, she is one of my first Bellas and is so versatile.

You Know Your Getting Old When...

This card was a big hit at work and the first person to see it bought it. The inside says: getting lucky means finding your car in the parking lot. There are many more cute sayings for the inside of the card with this set and they are all just as cute, Cheers Susan

I'm Back

Sorry to have been gone so long, but I was not able to get into my account. I will show you a few cards and will return regularly.

Domestic Goddess

I loved the color challenge on splitcoaststampers so much I made a second card with it using the Domestic Goddess stamp set from Hannah Stamps.

A Hot and Muggy July

Here in Nova Scotia it has been a very hot and muggy summer so far. Everytime I try to do some stamping I find it sooooo hot and rarely accomplish much. Today, however, I managed to make a card using both the color challenge from splitcoaststampers and the sketch challenge. I used True Friend stamp set from stampin' up.

Biker Hanna

Isn't she cute? I just love her. She is from the Hannah Stamps set Route66, and the sentiment is from MFT set Twisted Sentiments.

Missing in Stamping

Hey all. Sorry I have not been keeping up with my blog, but many things have been happening in my life. I sold my house and am in the process of moving, so not much has been stamped lately. Here's a pic of a recent card I made. Take care Susan

Color Your Stamps with Copics

Hey fellow stampers, when I first began stamping I was to to never get rubbing alcohol near my rubbah. Well, Gina K. has come up with a tutorial on Coloring with Copic markers directly on your stamps, then use a mini mister with rubbing alcohol to rehydrate the ink, It works great, and my stamp came completely clean afterwards. Go ahead give it a try!!

Celebrating MFT day

Today is Celebrate MFT Day on SCS. Luckily I got my first order from them today. To celebrate MFT day you have to make a card using MFT stamps and post it an your blog/SCS. I plan on making more for my co-workers as were going through a lot of change at work and everyone is stressed.

Manly Birthday Cards

I always seem to make the same type of card. Now I'm trying to get away from the flowers and create something for all those guys out there who will smile nicely and say thank you. A card just for them. Here I have used golfafella and beerafella, from stamping Bella to create a card, just for the guys. I also have fixafella and grillafella so there's a card for all those guys. Personally, I bought beerafella, because it reminds me of my dad, so I used it to make a card for him. Golfafella reminds me of my FIL, Bill. He loves to golf, so his card will have golfafella. Thanks for looking!! Please leave a comment on what you think. Cheers Susan
Well I've been really busy for the past few days. I moved out of the basement, and into the unused diningroom. Here's a pic of my new space. I've also been working on my new online store My Paper Dreamz Here I sell my overstock of my creations, I have hundreds of cards, and hope to have many in my shop very soon, so why not hop on over and have a look. Stampingly, Susan


Another day another Bella. Today I decided to play with some Bellas. Mwahabella was up first, as she reminds me of my DD Emily. I used some papers and ribbon given to me by my BFF Cindy. Using Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery cardstock from SU! Her outfit is paper pieced her outfit and colored the rest with art pencils. I added a couple of Bella baubles, and a fun flower. She's so cute.

Hanna Valentine

I thought I would use my new Hanna Stamps set Sweet Celebrations. I used Ruby Red cardstock, printed paper from Michaels, Hanna was stamped on Whisper White. I paper pieced her dress, added a few baubles, and Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon. Don't you love the sentiment!!! Happy Stamping, Susan


Yesterday I spent the day with my friend Cindy. She has a new custom built craft room. Sorry I for got to take a pic, but trust me it is awesome. We talked so long to catch up I only ended up making a single card. Here it is... I used the new SU hostess set Time Well Spent, colored it with SU markers. The cute little ribbon is from Hanna Stamps, it is fabulous and excellent quality.

I Got My Bellas

I received my order from Stamping Bella today!!!! So I made this card which I photographed next to my craft tote on which I put my Bellaidentifier...isn't it cute. Thanks for looking!!

My New Pegboard

Today I felt the need to do more organizing. So I made a pegboard to hold my scissor collection, and punches. I went to my local hardware store where I purchased a 2' x 4' piece of pegboard, some hooks, and hanging hardware. I primed the pegboard with 2 coats of primer and painted 2 coats of white gloss paint. When that was dry, I masked off a frame around it and painted that the same color as the wall. When dry, I mounted it on the area of wall where I chose to hang it. I added a curtain rod to the bottom to hold the punches hung the hooks scissors, punches and tools. This is what my space looks like.

Hanna in the Rain

It doesn't look much like spring here in Nova Scotia, so I thought I'd post my newest Hanna card. This card was made using the set Rainy Day by Hanna Stamps.

A New Year!!!

Hello Fellow Stampers, My goal for this year is to explore new stamps from companies other than SU! I have recently purchased some stamps from Hanna Stamps. These are fabulous clear stamps and I love the ease of stamp positioning with them. These are very versatile sets, that any stamper would love. Here Hanna has been doing a lot of Shopping..she is from the But I need it... Have a Great Year! Susan