Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday Stacey!

I know, I could have really done this up right and made my SIL a funny OLD LADY card, since it is her 40th birthday and all, but my SIL is like the sweestest person evah, so I decided to make her a sweet card using "soccermomabella" instead. Both my nephew and niece are avid soccer players so Stacey is a full time "Soccer Mom" on top of everything else she does. Hmmmmm, maybe this bella should have a big S on her chest for SUPER Soccer Mom! Ha-ha! Stacey will get a chuckle out of that! But needless to say, she IS SUPER in my book. I have no idea how she gets everything done, but she always does.

Ok, so today is Bellarific Friday and today's challenge was a sketch by YOURS TRULY! I can't wait to see what the Sistahood came up with using it too! Be sure to hop on over to Bloggabella and check 'em out as well as the ever so talented Bella Babes too!

Next week the Bella Babes have the week off and I do as well, so I'll see you hens back in the hen house the week of July 4th! The next Bellarific Friday challenge is on July 8th and the theme is ribbon! Woo-hoo! I'm lovin' it already!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a safe holiday next weekend to those is the US. {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; CS - Kraft from The Kraft Outlet, SU Basic Black; DP - Jillibean Soup; Prismacolor Pencils; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; Button; Ribbon - Papertrey Ink

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Coffee anyone?

Mornin' hens!! If you're like me, I'm worthless without my mornin' cup of coffee! What is it about coffee that just starts the day off right? Seriously, I'm like the "cookie monster" when it comes to my coffee. ME WANT COFFEEEEEE!! LOL!!

I'm not the only one who is a total coffee nut either, my SIL is too! Therefore, I had to use "lattebella" from Stamping Bella for her birthday card. I paired her with some great coffee DP from Flair Designs and some brick DP from my scrap stash, all of which is matted with SU Early Expresso, my GO TO cardstock of choice lately! I colored lattebella with my Copics and then stitched around the edges of the image as well. I finished off with punching two slotted holes in the bottom of the image cardstock mat and then threaded the saddle stitched ribbon through. Then I finished with this big copper brad and there ya have it! One birthday card that I like a latte!! LOL!

Oh, and I know it's sort of last minute, but if any of you hens would like to play along in tomorrow's Bellarific Friday challenge.... here's this week's sketch by lil' 'ol me!! Just email your card photo to by tonight to be entered into this week's challenge. You could win some cool Bella Bucks! Woo-hoo!
Have a TEE-RIFIC Thursday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; DP - Flair Designs; CS - Neenah Classic Crest, SU Early Expresso; Copics; Big Copper Brad; Ribbon - Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

...and here's DH's card!!!

Acccccck! Now tell me you're not rollin' on the floor, bustin' a gut with this one?? OMG, this is SO my DH! He can fix ANYTHING and is ever so handy when it comes to repairs, maintenance, you name it - he can fix it!! Yeah I know, I'm blessed! No service calls at my house, wouldn't know how to act if I had to call a repair man for something! Eeeeeek!

Anyway, this was the card I made him for Father's Day. The inside reads, "so take the day off, you can finish your "honey do" list TOMORROW! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha! When my little chick saw this card she said, "oh my goodness Daddy, that's YOU!" *snort* We always tease him that he suffers from a disease called, NOBUTTATALL!
laughing Pictures, Images and Photos Seriously, his pants are always about to fall off because his has no BUTT to keep them up! Tee-hee! Needless to say, when I saw this image over at Dude Time Doodles, I knew it would be perfect for one of his cards. This image is called, "Pete Plumber". I printed him onto some Neenah Classic Crest cardstock and colored him with my Copics. Isn't that DP great? It's from the Harley Davidson collection at EK Success. The diamond plate design is even raised for a totally realistic look too! I matted the image onto some SU Basic Black CS and then stitched around the edges of it and the DP as well. To finish I added the vertical piece of black CS and used these cool screw brads as the perfect GUY hardware to this UBER COOL Father's Day card. Yeah, he LOVED it!

Ok, I hope you hens have a great day and I'll see ya back in the hen house on Thursday mornin! {{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Image - Dude Time Doodle; CS - Neenah Class Crest, SU Basic Black; Copics; Screw Brads; DP - EK Success (Harley Davidson collection)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Bwah-ha-ha-ha!! Is this guy a hoot or what? OMG, every time I look at this image I'm crackin' up! *snort* This is my Dad's Father's Day card and he loved it!

The image is "Arnie in the Loo" from Dude Time Doodles. Now be honest, how many times have you hens read the directions/ingredients on the shampoo and conditioner labels while on the THRONE??? Hmmmmm? ROFL!!! OMG, I SO LOVE this card. Of course, you hens know how much I LOVEEEEE funny old people images!! What can I say, I'm a sick chick!

Ok, so I printed Arnie out onto some Neenah Classic Crest cardstock and colored him with my Copics. Then I finally decided on the sentiment I wanted to add so I typed it up in MSWord and then ran some scrap paper through the printer for a few test runs so I could get the placement just right underneath the image and when I was sure I had the right placement, I ran the image through and it printed out perfectly underneath him. I matted the image onto some SU Early Expresso and stitched around the edges. Then I adhered it to some OLD DP from Patchwork Papers and Flair Designs. They seemed to work well together and made a great background for a masculine card. (Ya'll know how hard guy cards can be.) *sigh* Ok, then I matted each layer with the same SU Early Expresso and stitched around the edges. To finish, I threaded this satin ribbon through a slit I made in the image panel and added a few mini brads to the corners too. Ain't it a doosey????

Oh and to give you hens a little update.... if you're wondering why the sporadic posts lately, well this Chicken's turning into a BRAINIAC!! Pffft! Ummm, let's just say I'm trying anyway! Hmmmph! I have a new job and I've been in training for the past month, so I'm trying my best to make a few cards here and there in between my classes. Hopefully, in a few months, my schedule will become more consistent and I can fit more cards in. Until then, I hope you hens understand and won't be too disappointed when I don't post. Okee dokee, that's it from the hen house today. I'll post my husband's Father's Day card on Tuesday. If you like this one, you're gonna LOVE Tuesday's! Woo-hoo!! Happy Father's Day to all da ROOSTERS out there!!! {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies: Digital Stamp - Dude Time Doodles; Copics; Ribbon - SU Early Expresso; CS - Neenah Class Crest, SU Early Expresso; DP - Flair Designs, Patchwork Paper; Brads - Recollections (Michaels)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Madilyn!

Mornin' hens!! It's time for another Bellarific Friday today and this week's challenge theme was "Paper Piecing". I LOVE this technique, simply for the fact that it speeds up the card making process substantially. Believe me, this is a real time-saver when you need to get a card done quickly. One piece of advice I will give you is, always pick an image with a rather large space that normally would have been colored and also to pick a small patterned DP for the paper pieced part.

I decided to ink up Abby from Stamping Bella for today's card. I paper pieced her dress and colored the rest of the image with my Copics. I matted her to the My Minds Eye DP and then stitched around the edges. For a little added interest, I punched a border punch on the second panel behind the image. I finished with some striped DP and then an organza ribbon tied in a cute little bubbly bow!

This little card is for my niece Madilyn's birthday. She's having a birthday party on Saturday and I for one can't wait! I just LOVE when my family all gets together for a BBQ or birthday party. I'm sure with our family, she'll be showered with tons of gifts since we do love to spoil her rotten. Tee-hee!

Ok, well hopefully you were able to play along in this week's Bellarific Friday challenge but if not, there's always next week. Which by the way the theme is "Here comes Summer". I won't be participating next week but I'll be checking in to see if you hens played along. So dust off those Stamping Bella images and show 'em some lovin!! Submit your project photo to by Thursday evening and you could even win some Bella Bucks just for playing along. FREE stamps you say? Uh-huh, FREE!!! FREE is good!! Yippee!!
Ok, you hens have a wonderful weekend and a great week next week as well. {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; CS - SU Early Expresso; Copics; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; DP - My Minds Eye; Ribbon - Offray

Saturday, June 4, 2011


... dey tink dey know everything. You give dem an inch, dey swim all over you!! LOL!! Remember that line from Disney's - The Little Mermaid?? Oh boy, I love that movie. Ummm, but what Disney movie don't I LOVE? *sigh* As I was making this card, I couldn't help but remember poor Sebastian saying this about Ariel. He's SO cute and funny, I couldn't help but fall in LOVE with him and Flounder too. Seriously, I could watch that movie a hundred times! Yes, I REALLY AM just a big kid at heart!

Ok, so back to my little card here. This is one of Stamping Bella's newest releases called, "Three Baby Mermaids Under the Sea". Yep, that's right - there are THREE images in this set. I've only used one of them here but you do receive all three when you order this set. They are all so cute too! I found this paper in my stash of 12 x 12 DP and I thought it worked perfectly with my underwater theme! I stamped my little mermaid onto some of Bella's Bestest Paper and colored her with my Copics. I cut her out with my new Eyelet Circles Nestabilities. I LOVE the look of these Nesties. So girly! Then I sponged a bit of chalk ink around the edges and adhered the image on top of the DP. I added some embossed CS and this pretty aqua satin ribbon tied in a cute bubbly bow to finish. Okee dokee, that's it from the hen house today! I hope you hens all have a GREAT Sunday and I'll see ya back in the coop on Friday with my take on this week's Bellarific Friday theme "Paper Piecing". Come on and play along, you could even win some cool Bella Bucks just for playing along. Whoot-whoot!! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper, Bazzil Blue; DP - Unknown; Ribbon - Michaels; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug; Copics; Nestabilities

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Bellarific Friday!!

TGIBF!! Woo-hoo! I LOVEEEEE Bellarific Fridays, don't you? I just love lookin' at all the FABBY eye candy from da Bella Babes and the sistahood too! They're just uh-mazin!! LOL!

This week's BF challenge theme was "Masculine". Well, with Father's Day right around the corner, I'm sure this played right into your card makin' schedule right? I actually needed to work on mine as well but decided to mix it up and make my cousin's birthday card instead. This is Jackson the Champion from Stamping Bella. He's part of the Green Bean Baby range of stamps. These are SO CUTE! I LOVE coloring their hair! Tee-hee! I started by stamping Jackson on to some Bella's Bestest Paper and colored him with my Copics. I matted him with some SU Basic Black and added a few brads to each corner. This DP is from the Rough and Tough collection from Fancy Pants and is SO BOY!! I finished my project with some saddle stitched ribbon threaded through a cute orange button! I think it turned out so cute and is a perfect little boy card, don'tcha think?

I'm also using this card as part of Catered Crop's FTR 13 challenge too!

* Colors – red, white, blue, and yellow
* Stamps and Stickers – happy birthday, sailboats, waves
* Color Mediums – stamp ink
* Embellishments – twine/hemp rope, buttons
* Tools – punches, border punches, distress tools, sewing machine, die cuts, pearls
* Techniques – distress, make a square card, paper piecing, sewing, distressing
* Theme – summer, water, happy birthday

Wanna play along in this week's FTR13 challenge too? Just use ANY one of the above ingredients and link your card to the FTR13 challenge over at the Catered Crop. Just so you can see how easy it is to play along (and almost ANY card will do) I've highlighted those ingredients that I've used in my card above. Easy Peasy!!

Ok, that's it from the hen house today! Be sure to hop over to Bloggabella and check out all the eye candy for today's Bellarific Friday "Masculine" challenge! I'm sure there will be lot's of great ideas for Father's Day, which is AWESOME if you're like me and haven't started yours yet! Eeeeek! Next week's BF theme is "Paper Piecing". Whoot-whoot!! That's always a fun technique! Come on and play along, just dust off those Stamping Bella stamps and submit your project via email to Ok, you hens have a WONDERFUL weekend! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Stamping Bella; DP - Fancy Pants; CS - Bella's Bestest Paper; SU Cajun Craze & Basic Black; Punch - EK Success; Brads - Recollections - Michaels; Copics; Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Button