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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LRW eyelets...

yep, you read that right....

Its my week to host the LRW challlenge and I chose eyelets.

I decided to use some jumbo eyelets as an accent on my tags and flower.

I used the I am script for my background and some odds and ends of

7 gypsies. The flower is from Harmonie which I stamped with a bitty background block from pti.

go pop over to the LRW and see what the girlfriends came up with.

Thanks for peekin'

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bellarific Friday..free for all

well its Friday and its a free for all!!

I decided to go outside my comfort zone this week and do a little 4x6 canvas.

I used some embossing paste and a plaid stencil for the background.

I decided to embellish with a frame I made with resin and some cool buttons.

I chose unique definition block as my focal point.

so next week is HOLIDAY or Christmas theme..play along and send your cards to emily..there is some bellabucks up for grabs!!!

Thanks for peekin'

LSC Sympathy

its been a while since I made a sympathy card...

not a fun card to make thats for sure

I used my trusty Life set with some flower soft..kept it pretty simple.
go have a lookie at what the other ladies created


Thanks for peekin'

Thursday, November 24, 2011

sneaky peaky

hi ya!

just poppin in with my sneak of our Christmas Banner swap

can't wait to see what the other girls came up with...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LRW Chrstmas

Hello all!!

Im currently on a plane to Mexico for a little R&R!!

Anyhoo, our challenge this week was Christmas.

I saw these cute ornaments on a blog but I didnt bookmark it..now I can't find it...

basically its a 3"styrofoam ball, some fabric, embellishments and ribbon.

These are for Lola's daycare teachers for Christmas.

Go check out what the other girl's came up with

Thanks for peekin'

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tie one on!!


its official, my baby boy is 18!!!

I know right...

here's a layout I did with a few of his prom pics.

Happy Birthday baby!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

bear ornamenty tag thing.....

its Sunday...I dont know where the weekend went....

I made up a couple of these ornamenty-tag things.

I used a $1.50 wooden snowflake from Michaels which I misted then applied some matte medium.

I mushed it through some art glitter and shaved ice glitter- I am beyond addicted to that stuff!!!

Now....I know that this is supposed to be a white bear ' cause I used

polar bear circle
but I didn't want a white bear...lol

So do you think he should be a tag or an ornament???

Thanks for peekin'

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bellarific Warm wishes

Bellarific Friday time!!!

This week we had a sketch..I love a sketch!!

I went with cupcake with holly for this one. I even used some crackle accents on the circles.

Paulabella just turned 29 (again) and it having a great giveaway..go check it out and find out what the prize is!

Next week's challenge is a FREE for all..do whatever u like
(as long as its Bella!)

Remember bella bucks are up for grabs- you can't win if you don't play!!

LSC Very Merry


I'm off to see TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN tonight with Dee..eeeeeek

This week's challenge was a colour combo from Rho

red pink and lime

I kept it pretty simple and used some neglected PTI stamps..I used liquid pearls on the berries

go check out what the other loonies did

Thanks for peekin'

Thursday, November 17, 2011

yes, I've been very good.......

...and if you belive that I have some land in Florida for you...


anyhoo- just popping in with a quick card I made this past weekend.

I think I'm almost done all my cards--thank GAWD

I used some Fancy Pants St. Nick and just added some glitter

Thanks for peekin'

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LRW Paper piecing

Wednesday, Wednesday...

that means only TWO SLEEPS till BREAKING DAWN!!!!

I'm just a wee bit excited!

OK down to business...our challenge this week was paper piecing

I chose this much loved and much neglected moon girl from Stampotique..how cuuuute is she?

well go have a lookie at the girlfriends over on the LRW blog and see what they did

thanks for peekin'

Monday, November 14, 2011

favorite ornament

HEY y'all!!

Just popping in with a super simple layout.

I used Bella's polaroid frame to make the focal point for my layout.

I added some mist and some maya road snowflakes and thats it.

Thanks for peekin'

Sunday, November 13, 2011


we had to say goodbye to our Nikita

she was a special dog and I miss her more than I can say.

I woke up today with a giant hole in my heart that used to be filled by her sweet face.

Its very strange around here.... quiet, but not in a good way.

We went out for diner last night and when we got home, I expected to see her coming down the hall to greet us at the door or jumping on the back door to get in-but she didnt.

I rolled out of bed this morning and looked down before my feet hit the carpet because I always had to watch that I didn't step on her at the side of the bed, but she wasn't there.

I knew it was coming but I guess that doesn't make things any easier.

People say I should be thankful for the 13 years I had with her, and I am, but I was just not prepared to say goodbye yet.

Well, this has taken me long enough to write and for those that know me I am not a "sappy person" and I really need to go wipe my eyes and the puddle off my keyboard.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bellarific ........JOY

well its Friday again-
that means another Bellarific challenge!

This week's theme is HOLIDAY so I figured i would put a dent in my Christmas cards again.

I used the I am script as a background and embossed it then hand drew

and cut out some wonky letters.

Next week's theme is a sketch....

sorry its so teenie but I am inept and cannot get it a normal size- its either HUGE or this...LOL

Play along with us and email Emily your creations at emily@stampingbella.com

there is bella bucks up for grabs!!

scroll down for my Loonie ppost!

LSC Baby girl

Hey Y'all!

Its Fridaaaaaaayyyyy

This week's challenge is to make a baby girl card.

I went all shabby chic...wtf huh

I misted some muslin and made a nest for 3 little eggs

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I even managed to use a metal frame thats been hanging around my craft room forever!!

Go check out the other loonies and see what they came up with...


Thanks for peekin'

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LRW Congrats!

Hey there!!

Its Wednesday...I'm feeling a little like a cat that was brushed backwards....meh

Anyhoo- this week's theme is Congratulations..

I dug deep in my wagon and found some Glitz transparacies and rubons

nothing says congrats like balloons right??

Go check out what the other girls did

Thanks for peekin'

Monday, November 7, 2011

bitty ruffled book bag


I promised a co-worker several weeks ago I would make her a bag for her granddaughter.....

I'm usually way quicker with this stuff but for whatever reason, I just didn't get to it until this weekend.

I didnt have a pattern for a small person bag so I kinds made one up...

I had to add ruffles..what little girl doesn't like ruffles

The bag is made of really fine wale cord-so frickin cute- it measures about 10x 12

thanks for peekin'

Sunday, November 6, 2011

one in a million

happy Sunday!!

So, I was playing with my new Bella stamps and couldn't resist this adorable image-so I used iit first..hahaha

I am a sucker for anything retro and the vintage gumball stamp is just perfect.

I decided to leave all the gum plain except one- corny..i know..hahaha

Thanks for peekin

Saturday, November 5, 2011

So very grateful for You

Hey y'all!!

I decided to craft a bit last night and made a couple cards.

I just loved the casual fridays over the edge challenge so I decided I'd play along this week.

I used come Colorbok I picked up at Joannes in the summer with a pti sentiment and embossed it with Zing

Thanks for peekin'

Friday, November 4, 2011

all roads lead to home....


I'm back with a two-fer today,
Bellarific fridays and Loonie Stampers.

I wouldnt normally combine the challenges but

they just fit so perfect I HAD to!!

The Loonie challenge was buttons-

I've had these teenie red ones forever and they were the perfect scale for the holly leaves


Bella challenge this week was SNOW...so I used my fav artsy house and added shattered glass glitter

Ok one Christmas card down.....whew...LOL Next week's Bella challenge is HOLIDAYS...get your holiday cards done!!

go have a peek at what the other loonies came up with

NOW--we bellarific babes need to know what kind of challenges you want to see for next year--leave your ideas in the comments

Thanks for peekin'

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Teenage Dream

Thursday already...gotta love when a week flies by!

Thought I'd share another layout I did a couple weekends ago

This is a sweet pic of my boy and his girlfriend.

I used some of my Studio Calico stash, some Prima letters and tim holtz tape on this one.

Oh and if Katy Perry is stuck in your head now...you're welcome..bwahahahahaha

Thanks for peekin'

Come back tomorrow for Bellarific and Loonie Stampers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Well, its Wednesday!

This week's Roseanne challenged us to use purple. Now, dont get me wrong, its not that I dislike purple, I just dont use it alot..

I dug into my stash and used some Pink Paislee diecuts, a PTI stamp, a bit of mist and some lavender seam binding.

Go have a look at what the other girlfriends did

Thanks for peekin'