Saturday, July 31, 2010


Bella{blue} Photography has been updated.   click the picture to be taken there.

for this week's challenge focus at PWCO i decided to do the sketch at  2 Sketches 4 you and the Cards blog challenge which was "cards with kites!"

I used this fantastic RAM stamp from this month's release and added a little kite in the bunny's paw.

what's in it?

pp: bazzill, 3 bugs in a rug

stamp: PWCO/RAM -

ink: memento, copic (multiliner, BG0000-BG10-C3-W00-Y02-Y17-YR04-YR07-YR65-R17-RV10-RV13-V04-V09-YG03-YG11-G21)

other: washi tape with days of the week


2 sketches 4 you

Cards blog

See you tomorrow with a sketch!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Bellarific Friday - Christmas in July

here's my card for this week's Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella's

what's in it?
cs: Prism, best creations inc. (glitter cs)
pp: cosmo cricket
stamp: Stamping Bella (cosmobella)
ink: memento, copic (E000-E00-E37-E49-E50-E51-BG10-BG93-YG95-R17-R29-RV95)
letters: carolee's creations
other: nestabilities oval and scallop oval, Cuttlebug embossing folder (snowflakes), pop dots

have a great day!

great giveaway!

here's your chance to win something really cool AND practical!
My friend Claude is having a giveaway on her blog, it's ecological sandwich and snack bags.
This is the perfect solution to using all those ziplock bags for your lunches!

go check it out here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TESC122-have a rockin' birthday!-CPS177-butterflies

I created this card for the my friend's daughter.  She'll be turning 11 this week-end.  I've known her since she was 3 yrs old and she is growing up into such a beautiful girl.  she's also into card making so for her birthday she will be getting a could of pizza boxes full of paper and embellies from me.  I'm cleaning out my stuff and even though it's not new, some papers have never been touched.
I hope she'll like her "new" stuff!

I used some old American Craft papers i had lying around and had never used.  the stamp is from Hannah Stamps, i bought this one when they went out of business and i got it for dirt cheap; i thought it might be good for tweens.   the rhinestones are from the dollar store and they are lime green, i went over them with a copic (BG45) to get closer to the teal from the leopard print paper.
I also used the sketch #122 from Taylored Expressions and a rub-on from Hambly.
what's in it?
pp: American Craft
stamp: Hannah stamps
ink: memento, versacolor, copics (0-C3-C5-C7-RV13-Y17-BG23-BG45-E31-E35)
other: Hambly rub-on, dollar store gems, pop dots

ok, one more challenge.  CPS-card positioning systems #177
this one is for my friend's mother in law's birthday.  
what's in it?
cs: bazzill
pp: Jellybean Soup, October Afternoon
stamp: Martha Stewart
ink: memento, copic (YR65, YR04, YR20, BG45, BG49) white signo pen\
other: ribbon (fabric store) 

thanks for stopping by,

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm a winner!!!!!

oh yeah i know you've seen this card a few posts ago BUT i'm so thrilled to say that not only was it featured on the Cards blog but i won this week's challenge at A crafty little place! 

i'm super thrilled! 

that't it, have a great day!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

summertime, isn't it wonderful?

This card is for this week's challenge focus at Paperworks Co.  I used a gorgeous Rachelle Anne Miller stamp from our newest release, great papers...well, kind of... and i'm only saying "kind of" because the "paper" with the sky, banner and fence is actually a fabric paper from the Dear Lizzie collection.  It was just so perfect for this stamp that i couldn't resist using it.

And this is a first for me, i usually do  a  card for a specific challenge, but as i was blog surfing i found so many good challenges this week that this card actually is good for three challenges out there.  To make it even more of a multi-functional card it's also for my friend's niece's first birthday; RAM's images are so wonderful for kids.

here's a peek at the inside

what's in it?
pp: bazzill, prism, AC dear lizzie
stamp: PWCO/RAM-a new adventure
ink: memento, copic (0, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7, E00, E02, E31, E35, E37, E43, E47, E49, YR65, Y21, Y26, YG41, YG91, G00, G02, G07, B0000, B00, B02, R17, R22, RV10)
other: pop dots, red stickles, kaiser pearls, nestabilities, spica glitter pen, white signo pen, fiskars corner punch

challenges i'm submitting this card to:

CAS-tastic challenges - summer theme

A Crafty Little Place - sketch

SB Trends Cards blog - pinwheels - update: they posted the challenge results last night...oops well anyways you can see my card here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bellarific Friday - Bella or Stella

for this week's Bellarific friday challenge we had to use either a Bella or a Stella stamp
I'd love to tell you which copics were used but i lost my post-it with my colors, i had colored this image back in June.  I paired it up with some Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers, oval and large scallop oval nesties, versacolor inks, Doodlebug letter stickers, some kaiser kraft pearls and some AC ribbon (i think it's AC, correct me if i'm wrong)

thanks for dropping by, 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Halloween is hoppin' in July

Tiddly Inks is having an early Halloween blog hop.  I have quite a few of their images but never get around to using them. So here's my chance!
oh and if you didn't come to my blog from Tiddly Inks but would like to check out the other hoppers here where you can see them: Tiddly Inks challenge blog

I actually had a little accident and got a piece of the paper torn behind her head and i didn't have time to fix it properly, but i think that i will do a few more "distressed" patches on purpose this time.  And if it doesn't look good, well i'll just chuck it.  

Not to toot my own horn but i do love the coloring on her, especially on the skirt ruffles. 
cs: prism
pp: American Craft
stamp: Tiddly Inks-everyday princess
ink: Copics (sorry i lost the post-it that had my colors written on it)
other: Viva decor pen, sparkled plastic dots (super old from my stash, i no longer have the packaging), Zig pen

thanks for stopping by and i hope you're enjoying the hop! 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

PWCO blog hop!!!

Hi and Welcome to the July Paperworks Co. stamp release blog hop! 
we are so lucky to be showcasing a second set of stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller.  As always you can't even describe the cuteness of these images.  RAM is so so talented!  
If you've arrived here from Karen Lynn's blog then you're on the right track, if not make sure you start at the top of the list and make your way back here. 

Bella---you are here!

Like always Peggy will be drawing random names from the commenters on the DTs blogs to win some of the stamps from this release.
Also there is a promo going on in the PWCO shop, 10% off all PWCO stamps, just use promo code
"PWCO stamps"
promo code valid until monday night, july 19th

So the stamp i get to showcase is called "Day at the beach"

and here's my card, it's very simple but i like it that way.  i put the coordinating sentiment on the inside of the card, it says: "Conquering the world one sandcastle at a time"

I cut out some clouds and a sun and sponged some ink around them.  i used a cork sheet for the sand.  i just tore strips and inked the edges in brown, i love the way it turned out! and i added shimmer, lots of shimmer.  first i used Smooch illuminate and put it everywhere the sunlight would hit; her hat, the sandcastly, the crab, all the seashells have a nice coat of it and the two birds.  I also spritz the whole card with iridescent gold glimmer mist, it's pretty subtle though, you have to hold the card in the sunlight to really see it.  check out the next pic to see the shimmer, the golden flecks look great on the "cork" sand.

what's in it?
cs: bazzill, Bobunny
stamp: PWCO/RAM-day at the beach
ink: memento, copic (E00, E02, E31, E33, E37, E51, Y17, Y38, YR00, YR02, YR23, YG23, R02, R27, R59, B0000, B00, B02, BG15, BG49, C1, V04, V09, V12)
other: distress inks (broken china, faded jeans, dried marigold, mustard, seed, brushed corduroy), cork sheet, glimmer mist (iridescent gold), smooch illuminate

here's where you can find the new RAM stamps for purchase

Now to keep going on your way through the hop you should head on over to Danielle's

Thanks for stopping by, 

check out this blog candy!!!

to get all the details see kelly's blog here

Friday, July 16, 2010

2 sketches 4 you-laura's sketch #56

here's my participation for this week's 2sketches4you sketch. 
it's a wedding card i made as a special order for one of my bestest customers!  
the sentiment on the front says "pour une longue vie" which means "for  a long life"

what's in it?
cs: bazzill, bo bunny
pp: webster's page
stamp: Mo's digital pencil (digi image)
ink: copics (0, C3, W1, W3, W5, E00, E31, E33, E35, E37, E51, YG91, YG95, BG0000, BG10, B21, YR02, RV11)
other: doodlebug frills, fiskars border punch, pop dots

thanks for dropping by, don't forget to come back tomorrow for the PWCO blog hop!


hi everyone,
sorry i haven't been around much.  DH has been on vacation for the past two weeks and wants to do a bunch of activities with the kids.  it's been fun but there are a few updates i've forgotten to do.
The first is the announcement for a PWCO blog hop tomorrow; don't miss it Peggy is releasing brand new stamps from Rachelle Anne Miller and of course they are super duper cute!

second; Dave and team Conmed did really good during the "ride against cancer" last week-end.  
there was 5 guys and 2 girls in the team, the girls decided to stick together since the guys ride faster than they do, but both groups did extreamly well.  the guys finished within the top 150 people and the girls were about 50 min behind them. 


I am really proud of my husband for doing this.  

see you tomorrow for the hop!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

flash those Pollycraft freebies

Pollycraft is having a challenge where you have to use any of the freebies they've given away.  if you don't have any of the old ones there are a few new ones still available, just check their blog.

This is actually the first ever freebie i downloaded from Pollycraft.  This is actually a wedding card that was specially requested by my mom.  It's very bright and unconventional but it looks even better IRL.

what's in it?
cs: Bazzill
pp: cosmo Cricket Delovely collection
stamp: Pollycraft
ink: Copics

thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, July 10, 2010


i made this card for a friend's husband how races in Lightning Sprint which is bigger than a Go Kart.  hopefully he won't find this too childish.  I really like it...probably becasue i got to use another one of Mo's images!

I'm entering this card in Mo's challenge - beach/summer.  for me Go Karting is a perfect summer activity with the boys.
I'm also entering it in the Taylored expressions weekly sketch challenge.

what's in it?
cs: bazzill, prism smooth, BoBunny
stamp: Mo's digital pencil (zoom zoom)
ink: copics, white gel pen, spica pen
other: Smooch (illuminate)


5 am....

Now that's early for a saturday morning but it was for a good cause.

Today is the day for the "Ride to Conquer Cancer" Montreal to Quebec city bike ride.
so up we were bright and early, kids and all, we drove into town and met up with the ConMed team (that's the company my husband works for)
they are biking to Trois-Riviere today and then tomorrow to Quebec city.  it's about 130 Km/day.
i'll be driving down tomorrow morning with the kids to meet up with them in Qc.

here are a couple of pictures of the team!
have a great week-end!

CPS 174

hi everyone,

this week for the PWCO challenge focus i decided to take part in the CPS (Card Position System) weekly sketch. If you want to participate you have until 8pm tonight to do so.

it's a very simple sketch and i didn't add much to it except for an extra circle element on the bottom.  I used one of the Zach and Zoe bonus stamps on this card.

what's in it?

paper: Bazzill, BoBunny, Jellybean Soup, My Mind's Eye

stamp: PWCO-Zach and Zoe sports series bonus stamp

ink: memento, copic (YR31)

extra: liquid pearls

thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, July 04, 2010

PWCO challenge focus

For the month of July at PWCO i get to do the challenge focus.  This is actually a great one for me because i always want to do some of the challenges i see out there in blogland, but never find the time (like i said in a prior post...i'm a procrastinator!)

so i decide to do challenge #57 at the Color Chef (see all the details heregreen-brown-white

a few notes: i used a toothpick for my flag post and i cut out a cloud shape and sponged some blue around it to create my sky.  Of course i'm one that tends to glue as i go and i thought of adding clouds after everything was done so it was a bit more tricky, i had to make sure i didn't sponge blue ink on Zach or my flag.  i also used some smooch on this inside of the cloud to add a little something to it.  you can see it better on the close-up shot:
what's in it?

cs: bazzill

pp: Jillibean soup

stamp: PWCO-Zach & Zoe - Zach the golfer

ink: memento, copic (0, C1, E00, E02, E31, E77, Y28, YG00, YG03, BG93), distress (broken china)

other: doodlebug frills, fiskars border punch, cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, sponge, smooch (illuminate)

oh yeah! and his hat is not paper-pieced; it's colored with copics :)

thanks for stopping by,

Friday, July 02, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

last project for the June papercard kit

this is my last project with the June papercard kit.  I have to tell you that i have tons left over!
to some of you this might look a little familiar, i've done a cupcake like this before, i just love the look and had to make another one with the delectable paper collection from Doodlebug.  
I also used my Martha Stewart cupcake border punch (for the first time!) and lots of sparkles!!!  on the yellow dots and lines i used a yellow spica glitter pen and on the brown lines, pink dots and cupcake tops i used some diamond stickles.  I also doodled a bubble frame.  
As of this saturday i will be doing the challenge focus so come back and check out my project!

Bella{blue} photography has been updated

thanks for dropping by,