Friday, July 29, 2011

Baby it's COLD outside!

NOT!!! Pfffft!! It's SO STINKIN HOT here in Florida it's not funny! Come on Fall, hurry up already!! LOL!

Today's Bellarific Friday challenge was Christmas in July! So, I decided to ink up Lulu's Snowman from Stamping Bella! Isn't she a CUTIE? I stamped her onto some of Bella's Bestest Paper and colored her with my Copics. The DP is from an older Basic Grey Figgy Pudding collection. I paper pieced her dress and hat and then stitched her to an SU Early Expresso mat. I used my EK Success border punch to make the alternating scallops on the bottom and tied a cute bubbly bow with some SU Early Expresso satin ribbon. To finish, I applied some Liquid Applique to the hat trim and added some Stickles to the falling snow. Brrrrrrr! Baby it's COLD outside!! Tee-hee! Wanna see some more clever Christmas ideas? Hop on over to Bloggabella and check out all the AWESOME Bella Babes and the sistahood too! They're sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Hey, it's never to early to start. It seems like once Halloween comes, the rest is a BLURRRRR!

And now on to a bit of sad news..... today is my last post as JEANIEBELLA! Oh, how I love that title! From the first time I heard it, from da Bella herself, it has always made me smile. Being on this DT was such an honor. These are the most talented ladies EVER! And if talent wasn't enough, they're SUPER DUPER suh-weet too! Needless to say, I'll be STALKING them ALL! LOL! Okee dokee, that's a wrap from Jeaniebella!! I hope you hens have a wonderful weekend! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; DP - Basic Grey Figgy Pudding; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, SU Early Expresso; Copics; Ribbon - SU Early Expresso; Liquid Applique; Crocheted Trim

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mid week reminder....

Mornin' hens! Thought I'd give you all a "MID-WEEK" reminder for my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! Nothin' hard about this challenge, just use Kraft colored cardstock somewhere on your project and link it below on my TKT #52 post before Wednesday, Aug 3rd at 7:00pm EST. I'll pick my Top Krafty Chicks from all the entries and post the winners right here on my blog on Thursday mornin', Aug 4th. PLUS, the winners will also get the honor of having Clara The Krafty Chick sit on your blog sidebar. Who wouldn't LOVE to have Clara? Hmmmm? She's so STINKIN CUTE! Awwwwk!

Ok, so to get you hens motivated (since there's no way you are actually OUTSIDE in this heat!) I've put this little number together for you.
I stamped TV Peep, from Stamping Bella onto some of Bella's Bestest Paper and cut him out with my Exacto knife. I matted him with some SU Kraft CS that I embossed with my QuicKutz embossing folders, and then matted it again with some Prism Navy and then white. This DP is from an older October Afternoon collection called Campfire. I LOVE the fun happy colors in this collection, don't you? Ok, to finish off the card, I stitched around the edges, added a few red brads and tied this super cool striped grosgrain ribbon in a simple knot. Simple card but oh so cute!

This card is also my submission to this week's Catered Crop FTR #17 challenge. I SO wanted to make a cute alien card for this challenge but let's just say, time was NOT on my side. Hmmmmph! So here's the recipe for those of you who'd like to play along in the Catered Crop FTR #17 challenge.

* Colors – red, white, green; blue, gray, kraft <<< SEE, THERE'S EVEN KRAFT IN THE RECIPE - SO YOU CAN ENTER MY TKT #52 CHALLENGE WITH THE SAME CARD! WOO-HOO! (Make it a two-fer!!)
* Stamps and Stickers – strawberries, sentiment, aliens/monsters, scientists
* Patterns – circles, checked/gingham; scallops
* Color Mediums – markers (ProMarker, Copics, White Signo Pen)
* Embellishments – clear gloss, glitter, charms, brads, ribbon
* Tools – corner rounder punch, border punch, die cut shapes
* Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing, make an easel card
* Theme – birthday, just hello/because

It's simple to play along, you only need to use ONE of the above ingredients. I've highlighted those ingredients I used in RED. Ok, now it's your turn! Come on and play along with the rest of the hens! We won't bite! (Chickens don't have teeth, ya know!) Tee-hee! Have a T-RIFIC Thursday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, SU Kraft, Prism Blue, White; DP - October Afternoon Campfire; Copics; Ribbon - Taylored Expressions; Exacto Knife; Brads; Embossing Folder - QuicKutz

Friday, July 22, 2011

Knit happens!

Ain't that the truth?? LOL!
Mornin' hens! TGIF!! Woo-hoo! Don'tcha just LOVEEEE Fridays? Man, I sure do! The weekend is HERE! Yippee-skippee! And of course that also means it's time for another Bellarific Friday card for ya too! The theme for today's Bellarific Friday card was a sketch by our own Ebrubella!
Thank goodness Ebru helped those of us who are circle card challenged by providing us with a square version, as well. Whew!! I was sweatin that one! Ok, so here's my take on Ebru's sketch! This is "Knitting Peep" from Stamping Bella. Isn't she cute? I stamped her onto some of Bella's Bestest Paper and colored her with my Copics. I cut her out with my circle Nesties and then sponged around the edges with some chalk ink. For those of you who've never seen this sponging technique before, I have a video on it HERE. Then I matted the image with some DP cut in a circle as well and then once again with a scalloped white circle. The DP I used on today's card is from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl collection which ties in perfectly with the theme too! I finished the card by stitching around the edges and adding a couple of Prima Flowers with a button on top! Cute huh? Wanna see some more ideas using this super duper cool sketch? Head on over to Bloggabella and check out all the Bellababes cards, as well as the sistahood too! I know they'll have tons of inspiration to offer. So what's next week's Bellarific Friday challenge? Well how about Christmas in July! Hey, it's never too early to get started on my Christmas cards, that's for sure! Although this heat certainly isn't helping my mood any!! Seriously!!! Could it get any more miserable? Hot Pictures, Images and Photos Oh well, look on the bright side, that just means a weekend of staying inside and CRAFTING! Hot diggity dog!! Sounds like a plan to me! Okee dokee, that's it from the hen house today! I hope you hens have a wonderful weekend and try to stay cool! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; CS - SU Cherry Cobbler, Bella's Bestest Paper; DP - Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl; Flowers - Prima; Button; Twine; Nestabilities; Copics; Colorbox Chalk Ink

Thursday, July 21, 2011

That's Krafty Thursday #52

Woo-hoo!! Ya'll ready for this? Tee-hee!
Well, I'd say it's HIGH TIME we have ourselves another That's Krafty Thursday challenge, don'tcha think? Yesiree, let's get this show on the road! Soooooo, I need all you hens out there to dust off that Kraft colored cardstock and make sumthin' purty, k? Ahhh, ya'll know I ain't picky, so just make whatever yer little 'ol heart feels like, stick some Kraft colored cardstock on it and link it up below before the deadline of August 3rd, 7:00pm EST. I'll pick my TOP KRAFTY CHICKS from all the entries and post them right here on my blog on Thursday, August 4th. To top that off, you'll also become the proud caretaker of Clara, The Krafty Chick badge for your own nest (I mean blog, that is). That way the whole world will know that YOU ARE ONE KRAFTY CHICK! And of course I know there are tons of Krafty hens in the hen house, so come on, show me whatcha got!!

Ok, so lemme tell ya a little bit 'bout my card. Ain't she a beaut!! I told ya you was gonna LOVE her! OMG, I crack up every time I look at her. This is Fanny Fart from Dude Time Doodles. I think I spent my whole craft allowance over there this past week. *sigh* But ya'll know me and funny, it's just MY THING! This is my sister's birthday card. Pfffft! Think she's still gonna LOVE me afterwards? *snort* I printed Fanny Fart onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored her with my Copics.
I paper pieced her dress and stitched her to the mat of SU Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. This DP is from the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 collection and I'm so in LOVE with it. I finished by printing my sentiment onto a scrap piece of paper and punched it out with my circle punch. I matted it with the same SU colors as the image and then attached it right below this bubbly bow made from some cream twill tape. Oh, and here's the inside too! Now tell me the truth, ya'll want me for a sister don't ya? Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!! Ok, now it's time for YOU to get KRAFTY!! Git-er-done!! LOL! Ya'll have a TEE-RIFIC THURSDAY and I'll see ya back in the coop bright 'n early tomorrow mornin!
{{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Image - DudeTime Doodles; CS - SU Cherry Cobbler & Basic Black, Neenah Classic Crest; Copics; Twill Ribbon - Michael's; SU Scalloped Border Punch; SU Scalloped Circle Punch; Creative Memories Circle Punches; DP - Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934; Gelly Roll Pen - Blue Glitter

Monday, July 18, 2011

Join your hands, and with your hands - your hearts!

Mornin' hens! Did you all have a FABBY weekend? Mine was a lot of fun. We went to my nephew's birthday party and I visited with my family, which is always wonderful, and then I made a few cards yesterday, which was VERY relaxing. Me LOVEEEE coloring! All in all, a wonderful weekend in my book!

My anniversary is this coming up weekend so I needed to step things up a bit and get a card made for my DH! Eeeeek! I surely wouldn't be on the "good wife" list if I didn't make my own hubby a card now would I? Ok, so I dug through my Stamping Bella images and I've been wanting to ink this one up for awhile now, but hadn't really had an occasion until now. This is "Jack and Ginger" by Mo Manning, available from Stamping Bella.

I think they are absolutely adorable don't you? This is so me and my DH too! We still hold hands everywhere we go! He's the most thoughtful man on earth and I'm truly blessed. Ok-ok, enough mushy talk, so I stamped Jack and Ginger onto some Bella's Bestest Paper and colored them with my Copics. I matted them with both SU Night of Navy and Early Expresso. This DP is from the My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose collection. Perfect colors for a man card too! Ya know how it goes, gotta be careful not to use any prissy colors when makin' those men cards. Pfffft! Oh and of course, he'd faint and fall right over if I was to put any ribbon or bows on his card, so I figured I was safe with a button and string!! LOL!!

Okee dokee, that's it for me today. I've gotta treat in store for you hens on Thursday. Yep, that's right! It's high time I have another That's Krafty Thursday challenge, dontcha think? Woo-hoo! Wait til' you see my card!! OMG, it's to die for! I'm SO in love with it, I might not be able to give it away! Bwah-ha-ha-ha! How's that for a teaser? Tee-hee! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Jack and Ginger (sentiment included) from Stamping Bella; DP - My Minds Eye Stella & Rose; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, SU Night of Navy, Early Expresso; Copics; Border Punch - SU Scallop; Baker's Twine; Buttons

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's that time again....

....what time you ask? Well, Bellarific Friday of course!! Now you hens do remember what today's theme was right? Oh I know you did, cuz' I bet ALL OF YOU played along too right? Tee-hee! No worries, if you're like me, I know how hectic the Summer months can be but if you have time, we'd LOVE to have you hens play along in our Bellarific Friday challenges. It's super simple to play, just make a card using the theme of the week and a Stamping Bella image, then send your photo by email to Emily at by Thursday evenings and you will be entered into the weekly drawing to win some cool Bella Bucks to use at
How cool is that? Did you know that you can even win Bella Bucks just by leaving a comment on the Bellarific Friday post? Uh-huh, you sure can! But wait, don't run off just yet.... let me tell ya a little bit 'bout my card. Today's Bellarific Friday theme was Bella or Stella. Hmmmmm, this was a no brainer for me cuz' I LOVEEEEEE Stella!!! I made this card for my mom to give to my sis for her birthday comin' up.

I stamped her onto some of Bella's Bestest Paper and colored her with my Copics. Then I ran her through my printer for the computer generated sentiment and stitched her to some SU Early Expresso. This DP is from an older Cosmo Cricket line "Mr. Campy" but I still love it. I stamped her again on the inside and then finished with a few mini brads and tied a bubbly bow with this pretty red saddle stitched ribbon! Ain't she a cutie??

Now this card is doing double duty this week as part of the Catered Crop FTR 16 challenge too!
Here's this week's recipe:

Colors – red, white, green, and brown
Stamps and Stickers – cake, flowers, mice, strawberries
Patterns – circles, checked/gingham
Color Mediums – markers (ProMarker, Copics)
Embellishments – banners
Tools – border bunches
Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing
Theme – birthday

It's super easy to play along in the Catered Crop "Follow the Recipe" FTR 16 challenge! Alls you need to do is use ANY one of the above the ingredients and link it up over at the Catered Crop website. I've highlighted those ingredients I've used in RED. So you can see just how easy it is to play along. And get this, one lucky hen will get a $25 gift certificate to use at Deadbeat Designs. Woo-hoo!! More FREE stuff!! What hen doesn't LOVEEEE FREEEE stuff? Hmmmmm??? Not this one for sure! Okee dokee, that does for me today! I hope you hens have a FABBY Friday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon.

Next week's Bellarific Friday theme is a sketch challenge from our own talented Babe Ebru! Here's her sketch! Wowzers!!! AWESOME Ebru!!!

Now head on over to Bloggabella and check out all the GOR-JUSS eye candy! Oh, and don't forget to leave that comment! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamp - Stamping Bella; DP - Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, SU Early Expresso; Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Mini Brads - Recollections from Michaels; Copics; Border Punch - SU

Monday, July 11, 2011

TOAD-TALLY awesome!!

Mornin' hens!! Tee-hee, I bet you thought I'd forgotten about you didn't you?? Nah, I'm just running behind this week! Hmmmph!!

Meet Charlie from Stamping Bella. Charlie is part of the Green Bean Baby line. I just LOVE this collection, as you know, cuz' their hair is so STINKIN CUTE!! All spikes and crazy lookin'!! Kinda like mine in the mornin'! Pffft!

Ok, so I stamped lil' Charlie here onto some Bella's Bestest Paper and colored him with my Copics. I matted him with some SU Night of Navy CS and then again with some OLD, (and I do mean OLD!) Bazzil Bling CS in this pretty aqua color and then again on the SU Night of Navy. Now tell me this DP isn't da cutest??? Acccck! OMG, I thought it was TOAD-TALLY perfect to go with Charlie, don'tcha think? I cut one of the little frogs around the edge and slipped the corner of the image panel underneath. I finished with the "worm wishes" sentiment placed under a double button accent and there ya have it! One TOAD-TALLY awesome birthday card for my nephew! Whoot-whoot!! Ummm, maybe that should RIBBITT-RIBBITT! *snort* Yeah-yeah, I'm bein' silly! It's Monday, what can I say? Oh, and I TOAD-TALLY forgot (Can ya tell I'm havin' fun with this word?) to tell you the theme for this week's Bellarific Friday - it's Bella or Stella!! Guess which one I'm gonna use??? Have a good one hens! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber stamps - Stamping Bella; DP - Basic Grey Skate Shoppe; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, SU Night of Navy, Bazzill Bling; Copics; Buttons; Twine - The Twinery

Friday, July 8, 2011

It's Bellarific Friday - all tied up in a bow!

Yep, that's today's theme alright..... RIBBON! Easy peasy!! Didn't even have to use the ol' noggin for this one! I needed a card for my nephew's birthday and I have been itching to use this cute image called, "Bronte and Louis" from the Mo Manning in Rubbah collection over at Stamping Bella. Honestly, Bronte is the spittin image of Miley, my nephew's dog. I added a few black spots just like Miley has and I know he's gonna see the resemblance as soon as he opens this card. I really love how this card turned out too! These Mo images are so detailed and while I will admit, the coloring does take longer, it is well worth the extra time when you see the results. This card really is stunning IRL! I stamped the image onto some of Bella's Bestest Paper and then colored it with my Copics. I matted the image with some SU Basic Black CS and stitched around the edges. This DP is from another line of the MME Stella & Rose collection and I think it works perfectly with a masculine image. I know, I know.... I put a bow on a boy card!! Shhhh! But you have to admit, it's too stinkin cute there now isn't it??? LOL!

Ok, that's it from the hen house today! Be sure to hop on over to Bloggabella to see the rest of the Bella Babes take on this challenge as well as the sistahood too! And I know you hens played along too, right? Ooooooh-ooooh, I can't wait to see your creations!!! On your mark, get set, GO!!! Last one there's a rotten egg!!! Awwwwwwk, did I just say that?
{{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, SU Night of Navy & Basic Black; Copics; Ribbon - Michael's; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; DP - MME Stella & Rose collection

Monday, July 4, 2011

For my special bud...

Mornin' hens!! Did ya miss me last week? I sure hope so cuz' I SO missed bein' away from the hen house!! I couldn't wait to get home and back to craftin'!!! I made this little card for a "special" friend of mine who is retiring and LOVES to work in the garden. She always calls me her "bud" so this little gal was the perfect choice for her card! This is "Sprout" from the Mo Manning collection over at Stamping Bella. Who can resist Mo's images, huh? They're so detailed and oh so cute!

I stamped Sprout onto some of Bella's Bestest Paper and colored her with my Copics. I matted her with some SU Early Expresso and then stitched around the edges. I stamped the sentiment (which comes with the image btw) onto a scrap piece of cardstock, rounded the corners and then tucked it behind the image panel. This DP is from the MME Stella & Rose collection and I added a little texture to the base with my SU embossing folder. To finish, I layered a few punched flowers, a button and tied it all together with some twine! I thought I might insert a Home Depot gift card for some new plants, as a going away gift! Whatcha think?

Ok, that's it from the hen house today. Don't forget we have a Bellarific Friday challenge this week, July 8th. The challenge theme is RIBBON!! Oh seriously, that's a gimme for da hens, right? Yep, that's what I thought, so let's get those Stamping Bella images dusted off and let's fill up Emily's email ( with lots of ideas, k? Woo-hoo!! You could even win some FREE Bella Bucks! Nothin's bettah than FREE rubbah!! LOL! {{{hen hugs}}}

July 4th Hat Sparkler Waving Patriotic Flag Red White And Blue Stars Stripes Smiley Smilie Emoticon Animated Animation Gif Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy 4th of July!!

Stamps - Stamping Bella; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, SU Early Expresso; Copics; DP - MME Stella & Rose Collection; Flower Dies - Cuttlebug; Button; Twine; SU Embossing Folder