Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bellariffic Friday (ok, so it's Wednesday)...

Anywhoooo...
Happy Wednesday. You have two days (you have to email Em by tomorrow evening some time) to play along with this week's Bellarific Friday (only it actually came out on Sunday - Check out the post Bellarific Sunday for details. Play along. Come on, there is a super cute sketch!



Check back this Friday (July 31st) for my new card... <3
I made this card a week or so ago for another Bellarific Friday, but I didn't put it up on accounta, who knows. BUT - I thought I'd share it with you because I like it.


Card Recipe ~ Image Forever My Always, by Christine Grove 
Ink: Copic Markers, Sponged ink is StampinUp!
Paper: base is PTI.  DP is from a pad called
Polka Dots & Posies that I bought at Hobby Lobby.
Embellishments: Nestibilities (to cut the pretty squares),Flowers, button and sparkly bits.
Em, at Stampingbella uses the most fantastical artists for the images. I love Christine Grove and have a few of hers.
Anyway - be looking for a few more posts this week. I've actually been creating a lot. Just need time to post.
Hugs & Blessings,
Em

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I {heart} sketches with a tWist #113

Happy Sunday Night. I have like 20 minutes to finish this post. Life is busy... WOOHOO! In fact, it was a week without air-conditioning, and a whole lot of other fun!

Anywhoooo... during the summer the great Design Team at From the Heart Stamps does a monthly Sketch instead of weekly.  It's the 113th Sketch with a twist and you can check out all the entries HERE!

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:
I'm using the Free Image of the Month. CUTE huh? I am also entering this card in their Stamp of the Month Challenge.

Card Recipe ~ Image Inner Tube Birdbrain 
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: base is PTI.  Big PolkaDot DP is from my scrap bin,
the little polka dot paper is from PTI.  

Embellishments: Punches (square and banner) are from StampinUp.
Red ribbon scrap, PTI.
Have a great rest of your night.
Hugs & Blessings,
Em

Friday, July 17, 2015

Reacquainting Myself with StampinUp!

Happy Friday All!
Lately I've been getting reacquainted with StampinUp! I started with them in 2006 and really had fallen away from using them. Lately I've been using them a lot. I mean - it's so easy to make and match and bang out some really cute cards. Sure, coloring images is fun, but I have more colored images than I care to admit and they are NOT on cards yet.
So anyway... I met Christi Beck at a homeschool field trip and I'd been looking for a local stamping group. She's awesome!  She has several events every month. And here are the kinds of things we do. If you live in or near Fort Worth, check her out -
This past Monday, she had Christmas in July. We made four of each card and a cute little bag. AND she provides the tutorials to all. Here is her blog post about it!

To help with festivities, I made these cookies:


This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago, using the Bokeh technique. If you click on the link HERE. I think it will go to the post on her blog. If not, search on Bokeh and you will find it (and a tutorial).

Last but not least, I love love love this card. It uses the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set & Tree Builder Punch. SO CUTE!!!


Check out her different events and come play! I am so enjoying it.
Blessings,
Em