Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Stella birthday card

I made this card tonight for one of my co-worker's who has a birthday coming up. I saw this Stella stamp (Leaning Tower of Stella) and just had to use it. Both this stamp and the happy birthday sentiment are from Stamping Bella. I inked them both with Memento Ink in Tuxedo black and embossed the Stella with clear embossing powder and the happy birthday with a shimmery embossing powder. I also used Liquid Applique on top of the cupcake. After colouring in the image with my Tombows, I went around the outside of them with a Gelly pen to add some sparkle. You can't really tell from the picture but I used pop dots to give the image some oomph. I think it turned out cute and I'm hoping my co-worker likes it.

Thanks for checking out the card!! Have a good night everyone!!

Javablu Award

My first award!! I just want to say thanks to Cheribella for passing the award onto me!!

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4.Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5. Put links of those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated

Here are the wonderful people who have inspired me! Thank you!

The first person I want to give this award to is Jo...I've just recently met her through SBS and the work she does on her blog is inspiring!!

The second person I want to give this award to is Zoe...another wonderful lady who I met through SBS and her work is fantastic!!

The third person I want to give this award to is Teresa...a newbie to the blogging world and another member of my SBS group, the work she does is awesome!!

The fourth person I want to give this award to is Simone...she is my Bella sistah for this round and her work is fantastic!!

And finally, the fifth person I want to give this award to is Kim...I'm very inspired by the work on her blog and just love the ideas that she comes up with.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Blog candy alert!!

One of my SBS sisters, Dawn, is giving away some fabulous blog candy:

At last I've got my Blog Candy organised:

So I'm giving away:
My beloved Pull-Ez Ribbon Storage holder (well not my one but a brand spanking new one!!LOL
Cuttlebug Baby No 2 Die
Chipboard Flowers and Rhonna Farrer clear stamps (they are brilliant!)
Cuddly Buddly Xmas Sentiment Stamps
Die cut Flowers and tags
2 sheets of Die Cut letters
5 little Tickets
Various papers from Laura Ashley, DCWV and Dovecraft
Ribbons plus gorgeous brown lace
Selections of stickers
Prima Flowers not in the photo because they haven't arrived yet (Grrr!!)
and perhaps some other little additions!!!

Check out her blog for your chance to enter!! Here is the link to her blog.

Shower Card

Hey everyone...sorry that I haven't posted any new cards in a while. I made this card for my friend's baby shower (her theme is yellow and brown) but I am stuck on how to finish colouring in the skirt on the Bella...any suggestions anyone (just so you know, I chose to keep the skirt white)? I think this Expectafellabella stamp from Stamping Bella is really cute (it's the first stamp that I have that has a fella in it). I embossed the image after inking it with Memento Ink (I'm still loving this ink) and used my Tombows to colour it in. I also added some copper baubles that I purchased from Stamping Bella to add an extra touch to the card. Hope you are all having a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to check out the card.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers group #23

Hi everyone!! I'm so excited to be in SBS group 23 and getting to know everyone. I've been stamping for 9 months now so I'm still learning about tricks and techniques. I'm 28 years old and am from a small town in Ontario (I live about an hour and a half from London, Ontario) with my boyfriend and all my animals. We've started renovating a house that was bought in March of this year, so hopefully we'll be living in it before Christmas (I can't wait as I will be getting a craft room!!).

I love stamping and a favourite stamping company of mine is probably Stamping Bella (I have tons of cute stamps from this company and am always looking to get more)!! I'm looking to branch out into scrapbooking as well (so if anyone has any pointers they want to pass along, I would greatly appreciate it).

I can't wait to start chatting with all of you in this group!! Thanks for stopping by and talk to you soon!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Feeling a bit creative today...

Hey everyone!! I just bought this new Bella stamp yesterday and had to make a card with it (I fell in love with the Daisybella stamp when I first saw it). I used paper from Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is from Stamping Up. I used Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and my Tombows to colour the image in. I also used some dots and a bauble from Stamping Bella to add some finishing touches to the card. I hope you all enjoy looking at the card!!