Showing posts with label Stamping Bella. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stamping Bella. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Surprise Pop Up

Last week the Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers was to make a Surprise Pop Up Card.
I was so excited about it - I ended making 2 of them.
Here's how it looks closed
Then you pull the tab at the top and this happens!
How cute would this be sitting on a shelf or table? I colored little Hoppy Poppy with Tombow Markers - spreading the color around with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella so there's lots of sparkle 
(that you can't see in the photo!)
Then I needed a birthday card for a friend and had this King of the Grill stamp and die set that I have never used since purchase, probably 4 years ago??  I thought it was perfect for a male card.  This set is so fun with stamps for all the layers - burger, cheese, lettuce, ketchup and even an olive stuck in the bun!  I popped up the bun pieces on foam so it's quite dimensional!
And here's the surprise when you pull the tab.
You'll find the technique tutorial on YouTube here.

Thank You Card
Stamps:  Thank You Hoppy Poppy - Stamping Bella, "Pull" stamp from Jumping for Joy Set - PTI
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, DP Nostalgic Notions Collection - PTI, Bristol Smooth Surface
Ink: Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  Scor Pal, ScorTape, Cutter, circle punch foam dots, Pretty Panels #2 Die - WMS (retired)

King of the Grill card
Stamps:  King of the Grill - PTI, pull stamp from Jumping for Joy - PTI 
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, DP Text Style Autumn Abundance - PT 
Ink:Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Cocoa bean - PTI 
Accessories:   foam dots, circle punch, Scor Pal, ScorTape, Cutter,    

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Girl and her Penguin

It's the middle of summer and I have another Christmas card to share!  I bought this Stamping Bella stamp, Mr. Penguin goes for a ride,  over a year ago because I thought it was SO cute!  Which it is -  but I keep forgetting that I really don't like to color very much (!) so this is the first time I've inked it up.  I colored the image with Copics.  I thought a little girl like this would have a sweet little pink winter coat with accents of purple - so my color pallet was decided!   I die cut the image with a Stitched Edges Rectangle die from Waltzingmouse and layered it over a piece of patterned paper with foam dots. The sentiment is from Nutcracker Sweets from WMS.
The tree has little round ornaments on the stamp but I decided to glue flower sequins over them.  Since this card is hot off the press - you can still see the glue in the centers - when it dries that will be clear!  They add a lovely shine to the card as well as a little dimension!
I'm linking my card to the Merry Monday Challenge - create a Christmas card with a penguin on it (this is the ONLY stamp I have with a penguin!)
 Deep Ocean Challenge Blog -  Christmas in July
Stamps:  Mister Penguin Goes for a Ride - Stamping Bella, Merry Christmas from Nutcracker Sweets - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White, DP Text Style Bitty Stars - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Stitched Edges Rectangle dies - Waltzingmouse, Copics, Flower Sequins - Cartwrights, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, foam dots.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Day of Card Making

Sit down with your cup of coffee for this one! I participated in the World Card Making Day over at Split Coast where they issued 12 challenges! Each challenge was posted by a Stamp Company that is affiliated with SCS. I was busy all day Saturday and couldn't stamp - so I had to get to work on Sunday - I only got 9 out of 12 done and posted by the midnight deadline - so here they are!

The Flourishes challenge was to use this sketch. I used stamps from the Halloween Party set by Waltzingmouse Stamps

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Halloween Party
Paper: Ripe Avocado, white: PTI, DP SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, circle punch scallop circle punch,, sponge, orange zest twill: PTI, rectangle nestability

The challenge from Hanna Stamps was also a sketch. I used Cupcake Riley for mine.
Stamps: Hanna Stamps: Cupcake Riley
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, White: PTI, DP Basic Grey Bittersweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sweet Blush: PTI
Accessories: Prima flower, sponge, foam dimensionals, pinking circle nestibility, circle nestability, scarlet jewel ribbon: PTI

The Crafty Secrets World Card Making Day Challenge was to make something with dimension, to make it pop. I made a little journal book based on Lisa's tutorial here . The J in Journal, the glittery button and the inkwell are all popped up on foam dimensionals.
Stamps: Clear Art Stamps: Journaling
Paper: Vintage cream, scarlet jewel, DP Holiday Cheer: PTI
Ink: Chai: PTI, Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: crop a dile, copics: G20, G21, R21, Y26, Y02, E51, E53, E35, BG10, Lacey punch: EK success, Scarlet Jewell Twill: PTI, Vintage button: PTI, Twine: PTI, glue dots, foam dimensionals

The Unity challenge was to use a quote on your card.
Stamps: Unity: Perfect in Every Way
Paper: Vintage cream, Rustic White: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Earth Love Recycle
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss: PTI
Accessories: Sponge, scor tape, glue dots, labels Eight Nestability, lace, twine: PTI, Vintage Button: PTI

This World Card Making Day challenge was from Stamping Bella and we had to show what we do with our girlfriends for fun - shopping of course!
Stamps: Charlotte Ketto: Stamping Bella
Paper: Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Early Bird Sunrise
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Dandelion
Accessories: dotted satin summer sunrise ribbon: PTI, foam dimensionals, glue dots, fence punch: Marth Stewart, Sakura Black glaze pen, oval nestabilities, sponge, dew drops, copics: R37, E51, RU11, R20, C1

Jenn and Biate's Split Coast challenge was to use chocolate or other browns, their sketch and to make it a thank you card.
Stamps: Autumn Abundance: PTI
Paper: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, DP Bitty Dot Basics: PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate;PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, sponge, square nestability, Labels 3 Nestability, copics: Y38, E35, E13, E59, YR24

This challenge by Verve was to use the colors in a country's flag (they showed us a web site of flags) - I used blue and white which are on the flags of Greece, Israel, Honduras and Antarctica.
Stamps: Verve Winter Wonder
Paper: Pacific Point: SU, White, DP Bitty Box Basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, embossing pad
Accessories: argyle Cuttlebug folder, hot gun, white EP, Rhinestone stickers, circle punches, foam dimensionals.

This World Card Making Day Challenge from Magnolia Stamps was to make an ornament. I used a Magnolia Tree for mine, decorated it with dew drops and glittered it with Dazzling Diamonds - this really sparkles IRL! not so much on my pic here!
Stamps: Magnolia Tree
Paper: Bazzill Green, White: PTI
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Colorbox Dark Brown
Accessories: Dazzling diamonds: SU, foam dimensionals, crop a dile, eyelet, dew drops, satin ribbon pure poppy: PTI, glue dots, quickie glue pen

And finally - the My Favotite Things challenge was to use pink, black, white and bling. I used silver ribbon and silver stickles for my bling.
Stamps: MFT: Flopsy FLowers
Paper: WHite: PTI, pretty in pink: SU, DP Black & White basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silver ice stickles, silver ribbon: PTI, foam dimensionals, copiics: T2, R32, R20, ribbon tag trio spellbinders, rectangle nestabilities
Thanks for looking all the way to the end here today!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Few Drinks, A Few Laughs & My Stamping Assistant

Here is my card for the Ways to Use it Challenge on Split Coast which was to use some kind of text stamp on your card - I used a fun Martini's background stamp from Rubbernecker which I stamped over designer paper that had dotted circles on it (sort of like the bubbles in drinks I'm thinking!?!) My fun Diva is Addy Tude - by Stampingbella and I slipped this cute little cocktail napkin by EK Success over the ribbon. (it says "a few drinks, a few laughs" in case you can't read it in the pic!)

The sketch was a Doubledog Dare Challenge from Beverly (beestamper) last week. You can check out the DDC Challenge Forum here we'd love to have you play along - just put DDC in the keyword when you load your card on Split Coast

I wanted to share with you this picture of my stamping assistant - Scout. Here she is adjusting the location of the Diva Circle on today's card - isn't she doing a swell job?!?

And here she is in one of her favorite resting spots - on top of the piles of papers that I print off of blogs with ideas or challenges that I want to do. I have a nice little blanket on top of one of my rolling drawer cabinets where she sits most of the time. This table area is supposed to be empty clean space and periodically I organize and put all the papers in appropriate places - but then somehow it just piles up once again! And you can see about half of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets in the CD racks here as well as some The Greeting Farm and Magnolias that I store in CD cases. The plastic drawers have wooden stamps by topic, one has my embossing supplies, another all my adhesives, and another my clear acrylic blocks.

Scout's sister, Boo, comes in now and then and sits on the windowsill just to be social - but she's not into the stamping the way Scout is! Scout will actually cry when I am downstairs asking me to "come on up to the stamping room now mum!!!" (as if I need to be asked?! LOL!)

and - Just a reminder! if you want to go to the Stamp New England Workshop in Farmingon, CT on July 10th & 11th - you need to sign up by Tues 6/23 so hop on over and check it out today!!

To see the fun we had at the March Workshop in Portsmouth, NH - look here and here

Stamps: Drinks bg stamp: Rubbernecker, Addy Tude Diva: Stampingbella
Paper: white: PTI, basic black, baja breeze: SU, DP Scenic route/North Shore in the tube
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, small circle punch: Marvy, summer sunrise swiss dots satin ribbon: PTI, cocktail napkin: EK Success, Scallop ed tag: Spellbinders, gemstones: Hero Arts & Amuse, Copics: Y38, YR02, colorless blender, E00, BG10, BG13, T2

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Pattern of Faith

The Limited Supplies challenge on Split Coast today was to use just one piece of card stock as your card base and the rest had to be patterned papers, no coloring supplies, and keep embellishments simple. I've had this wonderful damask designer paper from American Crafts for some time and have been dying to use it. I cut it using my Top Note die and stamped the sentiment right onto it over the damask design. All I added was sticky half pearls and the black satin ribbon. I attached the Top Note over the Bitty Star basics designer paper by Papertrey Ink using foam dimensionals.

It was very hard not to use more card stock on this for the sentiment or framing etc!

Stamps: Every Day Blessings: PTI
Paper: Sage Shadow: SU, DP American Crafts - Metropolitan, Text Style 2008 Bitty Star Basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: top note die: SU, little pearls: Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels), foam dimensionals, black satin ribbon - unknown

Thought I'd give you a quick peek at what we'll be making at the classes I'm teaching tomorrow at the Papertree, in Manchester, NH.

This class is called "Rockin' Notes" and includes a 'pizza box', 4 - 3"x3" cards stamped with various Ketto's from Stamping Bella, and hand made envelopes.
My second class is called "Let's Go Shopping" and we'll be making this Gift Card holder.

this cute little gift bag,

and this accordion recipe/coupon holder. The pretty paper is Bloom and Grow by My Minds Eye and the stamps are Retail Therapy by My Favorite Things.

Well - gotta run - I'm still getting all my stuff together for the classes!

I'll be back over the weekend - AND - I'm on vacation next week - Whoo Hoo!!! We're just hanging out at home - puttering around - hopefully going kayaking if it's warm enough - or taking some hikes - and of course STAMPING UP A STORM!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Stamp New England - What A Great Weekend!!

I just got home from Stamp New England and had such a super time I just had to get these pics loaded up to share with you!

This is the beautiful Sise Inn in Portsmouth, NH where we all gathered - There are 34 rooms in this Inn- It's very deceiving looking at it from the front - the building extends quite far back and it's so beautiful inside - a lot of carved wood paneling and lovely rooms!

And look what we found in our rooms when we arrived - our schedule of classes, coupons for discounts at sponsoring Companies, a fun clear box with ribbon, glitter, crocheted and felt flowers and a chocolate (got to have chocolate right?!)from Emma's Paperie , a cute little Patriotic thank you stamp in the shape of a heart from Kitchen Sink Stamps and a Memento Black ink by Tsukeniko for us to use with the cards we used Copics with (that ink won't bleed when you use Copics).

And right away I met my blogging friend Jodi Collins who I was just so excited to meet in person (she just became one of Taylors Bakers Dozen!). She is SO friendly and SO crazy (in a good way!) she kept us laughing all night! Jodi is on the left, her friend Anne is next, then Leah who's from MA, Vicky from CT, and me.

Here's a shot of about half of the room - with everyone busily working during Lauren Meader's class this morning.

And this is me with 4 of the teachers - from top left - Lauren Meader, Julie Masse (teacher and organizer), me! - front row left: Karen Motz (who also just became one of Taylor's Bakers Dozen!) and Joanne Basile(teacher and organizer). These ladies are just so talented and SO friendly and happy to share all the tricks they know about card stamping!

Cindy Lawrence below left also taught a class - she was a Design team member on H&M Stamps where I'm a DT member so I 'knew' her on line but it was just so great to meet her in person. Here is Jodi again and me.Oh - yes - and in between taking everyone's pictures - we did make some projects! Karen Motz (pronounced Moats!) taught us on Friday night how to make this wonderful little book using chip board covers and the Bind It All. The cute little fairy stamper is from Stamping Bella and we colored her with Copics. Everyone was asked to bring a copy of their favorite sketch and we passed them around so we could put them all in our new "Sketch Journal" - how fun is that?!?!? Look how cute this is!! The tag says "Stamping Bug" on it - and she is holding a wooden stamp in her right hand and all her stamping supplies in a little rolling bag in her left!

First thing this morning (Sat) Lauren Meader had us make this terrific little box (a preview of her template that's coming out next month!!) and - get this - we all got the Papertrey Ink Stamp set called Life that was just released!!! (Boy - did everyone scream when we heard we were each getting our own set!). AND - we were each asked to bring a bag of our favorite bite size candy to share so we got to FILL this box with yummy treats - the idea was to give this cute box to a friend - but I know mine is only HALF full at this point so if I do I'll have to add something to it! (Yumm!)

Here is Lauren and me. Lauren is holding a little back pack that I made and gave to each teacher.
Everything is Papertrey Ink (paper, DP, and stamps) accept the brads and foam dimensionals. You can see a tutorial I did for the back pack here.

I unfortunately had to leave the weekend early (GASP!) My niece was having her wedding shower today (which was lovely!) - so I had only half finished Cindy Lawrence's water coloring project when I had to pack up - and Julie Masse and Joanne Basile (pronounced Bas-il-lay!) gave me kits for their projects to take home - so I'll share those after I've made them! Just let me say they are all terrific and I can't wait to get them done! So be on the look out for those sometime in the next week or so!!

I hope you enjoyed my pictures and had fun seeing these stamping legends that I was so fortunate to meet!!! - there's a rumor the organizers are going to run another Stamp New England weekend this fall. I'll let you know as soon as I hear anything!