Where It Starts

So… this is the card that hooked me:

My 50th Birthday Card.
My 50th Birthday Card.

A very dear friend of mine sent me this card for my 50th birthday.  I had to find out what stamp she used and what she colored it with.  Thus the beginning of bellas and copics.  So far I have only made a few bella cards myself and I must admit they aren’t the greatest but they are certainly fun.  Here is my first card! (Look familiar?  Copying is flattery right?)


I Finally Have A Blog!

I can’t believe it!  I actually have a blog of my own!  I have been admiring everyone’s blogs and had absolutely no idea how to create one of my own.  I still don’t!  I had my son create it for me.  Love you baby-mwah-mwah-mwah!!!

I am the very lucky mother of 4 beautiful children, 2boys and 2 girls.  Almost the brady bunch since we are a blended family of my boys and his girls.  I have 3 grandchildren, oh my god they are wonderful.  I also have 2 dogs under foot all the time along with a devoted hubby that likes lots of attention.  Needless to say there is not a lot of time for stamping.

I’m actually a newbie to stamping and a brand newbie to bellas.  I’m very intimidated by putting everything together and hoping it looks okay when I’m finished.  Your many blogs have helped give me inspiration and many ideas that I have tried to put to use here.  I know I have a long way to go but I’m willing to learn-much to the dismay of my hubby.  Every time I stamp I have to pull everything out and make a major mess on my kitchen table.  Does anyone have any tips on how to make a little less of a mess since I don’t have a craft room or area?

Okay I will stop rambling for now and try to figure out how to include a picture here.