A New Card

I decided to make a card using some kind of fibers.  For those of you that know me you understand just how difficult this is.  Well, I must say this isn’t exactly what I had in mind when I started out but at least I used fibers!!!  Plus green and orange are two of my favorite colors so the card turned out okay.  If it’s a total eyesore……………………someone please be honest enough to tell me.bella-cards-394

bella-cards-395The stamp is Stamping Bella’s Lottie & Gussie Gabalot.  The paper is SU (bold brights) and I colored the image with my copics.  Used my nesties and obviously plenty of fibers that I received from my Bella sistah Danyel.  The inside of the card was done with SU’s Happy Everything stamp set.


Happy Sweetest Day!!!

Happy Sweetest Day everyone.  I just wanted to say hello and share the card I made for hubby.  He just had a birthday and I bought his card from Hallmark.  You would have thought it was the end of the world.  He said I didn’t think he was good enough for one of my personal cards.  Sooo not true, I honestly thought he would prefer a perfect card.  Anyway, I decided to make his Sweetest Day card and I must say he absolutely loved it!!!This card was so much fun to make but the image is so large there isn’t room to add much else to the card.  To perk it up a little I added some stickles…the stickles really pop but it doesn’t show very well in this picture.  The stamp is a Happy Hopper and the cardstock is SU basic black, chocolate chip and yoyo yellow all colored with copics.

My Sweetest Day gift came in the mail today.  Actually it’s something I purchased myself.  A couple of nights ago I was on-line and decided to check out eBay just for the fun of it.  I came across a buy it now auction for Stamping Bellas for $20 and free shipping.  Take a look at what my twenty dollars got me.

Can you believe my luck?  The listing had been up for less than an hour and it was about 3:00a.m. – not too many shoppers at that time.  I told hubby please do not get me any flowers this year for Sweetest Day because I have been buying my own presents more often than he knows.  Besides, if he’s going to spend money, get me a gift card not flowers that are going to die in a week right?  That’s all for now…I hope all of you have a great weekend ahead of you.  The weather here is glorious, the hot tub was delivered today, the electrical will be hooked up tomorrow, and we will be in it tomorrow night.  You know my weekend looks bright!!!

Hugz 🙂


New Cards & Blog Candy Too!

I just have to write and let all of you know about Jacquie’s blog candy going on right now until October 15.  She has been such a blessing for me to get to know since I have joined the bellas.  I live with more than my share of migraines and somehow she knows when I am at my worst and one of her awesome cards will just show up at my door.  Today I received her Happy Hopper card and I can’t look at it without smiling from ear to ear.  Now tell me you wouldn’t smile every time you looked up and saw this adorable card looking at you.

She sent me this card…again just beause.  I love Halloween so this card is awesome and it came on a migraine day!

This is the first card she sent me…because I had a 4 day migraine.  I know the picture isn’t very good but you can check out her blog and see better picture of all of these cards.  Now you get the picture right?  Jacquie is the greatest and therefore her blog is awesome so hurry on over and check it out.

Now, believe it or not I actually made a couple of cards before I was put out of commission with this last headache.  Two of them are the new Whiff of Joy stamps and one is a stamping fella from a swap…he is for my BIL’s birthday.  I haven’t done too many guy cards, unless you count 4 year old guys, and I find them very intimidating.  Does anyone else have that problem or is it just me?

That’s it for my cards for now.  We just celebrated hubby’s bday and he was quite upset that I bought him a card so he says I still owe him one.  I just finished my granddaughter’s (and forgot to take a picture of it), darn it, my SIL below, my BIL above and still have to make my daughter’s, hubby’s, and SIL within the next two weeks.  No time for headaches!!!

I hope all of you are doing great and getting ready for Trick or Treat.  It’s one of my favorite times of the year and I look forward to it for weeks.  Until next time-Take Care & God Bless!

Hugz 🙂



Time for Awards Again!!!

Well Hello Ladies.  I know I haven’t written in a while but I just stopped by Javablue’s Blog and picked up my awesome award.  Can you believe this?  I’m telling you~bellas are the best thing in life right now.  If I need a smile all I have to do is go to my computer and look at some blog postings.  Everyone is so creative and I just love the sharing and camaraderie in this group.  Thank you all for letting me be a part of it.

Java…..Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  You have made my day.

This award is given to those listed below for INSPIRING me with their ART and CREATIVITY! For that my FRIENDS I just want to say THANK YOU!







Rules for the JAVABLU AWARD:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4.Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.

5. Put links of those blogs on yours.

6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated

Here are the WONDERFUL people who INSPIRE me! Thank you!

First off I would like to say that there are so many great blogs out there it is very hard to choose just a few and every blog is inspiring in it’s own way.  With that said I would like to award the following people with the Javablu award.

Mel  who is new to our group and adds so much spunk I just wish I could bottle it up and take it with me.

Tangi  who we all know is so multi-talented we are always learning from her.

Lisa  I just love everything she posts, again multi-talented.

Theresa my first bella sistah that has helped me along the way.

Jessica  my dear friend Glitter Bella from clear around the world who makes awesome bella cards with her family.

Now on to other things.  I haven’t been making many cards lately because things have been just a little hectic around here.  We were all very excited because we were going to have four new babies in the family!  We have a new grandson named Marcus born July 14th who of course is beautiful.  I also had two nieces and one nephew all expecting babies in their families.  Therefore, I have been focusing my time on making baby things instead of cards.  Sadly, my niece lost her baby a couple of weeks ago and then two days ago my nephew lost his baby.  This is just so difficult and I’m not even the one that lost a baby.  There is nothing I can do for anyone and I absolutely hate feeling helpless.

The couple of cards I have made are:

I made this card for a teenage birthday.  It was fun but the little pieces were kind of tedious.  I think it turned out okay though.

This is the first card I have ever made as a sketch challenge, to be entering it for blog candy is a little nerve wracking for me.  This absolutely awesome blog is Trina’s Timeless Treasures and you can still enter by going there  I had lost the name of Trina and her blog for a short while but I am persistent and as you can see her it is…I found it!!  I think you have until the end of the month to enter her drawing…good luck to all.

Aren’t these just adorable?  I made them with the Cuttlekids.  I picked them up because I figured I could use them for little kids cards and baby showers.  Of course that was before we lost the babies-but I know I will still get a lot of use out of them in the future.

Take care bellas…keep up the great work because even though I’m not making any cards I sure am enjoying yours!




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?)