Friday, October 29, 2010

Double Take of Bellarific Friday Sketch

OK, I took another shot of last weeks bellarific Friday sketch and this time around I used Theo gives a Prezzie and used paper from K & Company Pack called Secret Santa.  This image was so fun to color with my prisma pencil crayons and if you see the actual stamp, Theo is sitting on a present but I just wanted to use the Teddy Bear portion for my card.  I stamped the image on bella's bested paper and used Black Memto Ink.  

Sorry it's not a video this time around but if you want to see my original video tutorial just head on over to Stamping Bella blog or Stamping bella TV on youtube.  Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful weekend.

Halloween is in the Air

I don't know about you but halloween sure made it's presence in my house this morning.  My daughter was so excited last night and prepared her costume in advance as a Fairy from the DEAD !!! I wanted her to be a nerd but that I idea did not fly in her books. We were up at 6:00 am getting ready  for today and I must give some credit for myself as I was the make-up artist behind the costume and she looked spook-tacular. 

Next,  we have my little guy who became Venom two years in a row. However, he was more exited about losing two teeth in two days and getting money from the tooth fairy then Halloween and Candy.  In my opinion, children grow up way to fast with what they learn on TV, friends and environment all together   so in my house I make sure there spirit and imagination of youth continues as long as it can.  We believe in Tooth Fairies, Fairies, Santa Claus, Elves, Easter Bunny, bad fairies who take away or hide our toys when they are not cleaned up :o) and many others... Here are some photos of my toothless Venom.

We want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy halloween this weekend, please take extra caution when going out trick-or treating on Sunday.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone !!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cheer Up

It's a windy day in Toronto, my car is in the shop and I slept in this morning  and I hope my day gets better.  
I was at the mall early this morning thinking the stores open at 9:00 am but no they open at 10:00 so I waited around until Gap's doors opened.  Both my kids needed winter coats and they are having 30 % off on there outer ware so I made good on that offer and picked up a couple of coats and a winter hat for my little guy.

Here is a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 square card I made last night for a friend in need of a little cheering up.  I used Stamping bella's image called flower bottles and I stamped it on bella's bestest white paper. I also colored this image with prisma pencil crayons. Hope you like todays card, take care and happy crafting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bellarific Friday Challenge Update

Hello blogger, just an update on this weeks Bellarific Friday challenge.  As you may have already noticed,  Emily had not posted last weeks challenge due to the Creativ Festival in Toronto this past week-end so last weeks challenge will be a repeat for this weeks.

If you have already done your 1-2-3- card, hold on to it as that will be next weeks entry which is November 4th. If you had not had the time to make your card, well this is your second chance.  I Can't wait to see all your cards.  Have a super day everyone!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Viva Decor

It's me again bloggers, yeah I know twice in one day but I really wanted to share with you another video on a product called Viva Decor and what you can do with it, let me tell you this product is absolutely gorgeous !!!  This demo has been done by our one and only Emily,  the miss bella herself so don't forget to check it out.  If you want to get your hands on these just head on over to stamping bella by clicking here.  Enjoy and once again have a great week-end everyone.


It has been a very busy week of creativity for me as I have stumbled upon a new art medium called Pan pastels. I have watched several youtube demos using this product and I was sold instantly. They are truly a delight to color with cause they apply on to paper like butter leaving no steaks behind ( I sound like a windex commercial ).  I have discovered our very creative Lindabella has also been experimenting with the panpastels, if you want to see what she created just click here. 

Ok, enough about me rambling on about these pastels and lets get down to our bellarific Friday card challenge which was a sketch done by our very talented stamping bella designer  Elaineabella

I have used the Javabuggs by Christy Croll and you can take a closer look at this stamp by clicking here .
I also stamped the image on Bellas bested white paper and colored the image with prisma pencil crayons.

All the additional information is provided on my youtube video tutorial.  I hope you will find my interpretation on the sketch inspiring and be sure to check back again next week for another fun challenge which is the rule of 1, 2, 3 - one image, two pattern papers and three embellishments. Have fun and I can't wait to see what you all come up with on this challenge.  Wishing you all a fun filled weekend and be sure to visit the Stamping bella booth at the Toronto Convention centre.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stamping bella Live from Scrapfest in Oshawa

I must tell you all I was at Scrapfest today and the Bella booth just ROCKED !!! Emily had no idea I was going to be there and the best part was her reaction when she saw me with my handy dandy video camera. I captured every moment for all of you to enjoy.  The bella stamps were flying off the racks sistahs, and there was a long line up to get to the cash which was being covered by Helen.

I really had a wonder time at scrapfest and seeing all the booths filled with yummylicious products made me feel like a little kid in a candy store. I hung around the bella booth most the time cause in my opinion it was way more exciting then the others and I am really not just saying that. 

Stamping bella's new release is really something to talk about.  I cant wait to get my hands on them so I can really have  some fun.  They are going to be delish to color and turn into cards for every occasion.  For some awesome inspiration check out Stamping bella's design team and they are Paulabella, Danabella, Cathbella, Elainabella,  Jeaniebella, Lindabella, Kimabella, Paulineabella, and Wendybella

I will be heading over to bella land on Monday to film our star, Emily. She's got some awesome products and how to's to share with you so be sure to check out the Stamping bella channel and subscribe by clicking here

Here are some pictures from Scrapfest. This is the make and take at the Stamping bella booth.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dare to be Different with Missmatch Ketto

Hello Bloggers, and welcome to another awesome Bellarific Friday.  This weeks challenge was to create a card using a Ketto stamp.   I used Missmatch Kettto from Stamping bella for my creation as she was totally inspired by my lovely daughter.  When I first saw this stamp over at the Stamping bella store I fell in love with her, she had attitude, dare and flare written all over her.

I wanted to make my card totally fun, filled with girly colors and the best paper that matched my requirement was a designer pack from  K & Company Amy Butler collection.  Because I used the sentiment "dare to be different",  I wanted to incorporate something daring and different so rather then using ribbon I opted to use black tulle.  I noticed that I have been using tulle quite often in my creations lately cause I am really liking the look and feel of tulle on my cards.  How do sistah's feel about tulle ?

Here is a video tutorial of how I put this card together.  I hope you will all enjoy it and get inspired to create your own Ketto card. Don't forget to check out Emilys blog to see what all our awesome Bella babes and sistahs have created.

Next weeks Bellarific Fridays Challenge is a sketch done by Elaineabella, make sure to get your cards to Emily by Next Thursday and have a chance to win some bellabucks. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

One last note before I leave, my nail polish color from the last video was a great hit.  If you are wondering about the color I used in this video it's from OPI called "Star-ring the Rockettes". 


Friday, October 8, 2010

Welcoming Fall Colors with Appleybowl Huggabugg

It's Bellarific Friday again and our challenge for this week was to create something using fall colors. Once I know the color scheme my life becomes easier (sometimes), cause all I have to do is choose the designer paper ( not always can choose) that best suits the challenge.

For my card, I used the designer paper from Studio Calico Nibbles the Elementary Collection. I absolutely love apples and this paper had everything that I was looking for and it complemented the stamp I wanted to use which is, the Appleybowl Huggabugg . Isn't she the cutest thing ever with her bowl of apples. This particular stamp is actually very versatile cause you can use it for a girls get together invitation, a peace offering or forgive me card, also you can use it on your scrapbook pages if you have apple picking photos.

I stamped the image on Bella's bestest Cream paper cause I find this paper provides the best result when coloring with prisma pencil crayons.

Next weeks theme is Kettos, so if you haven't been using your Kettos lately it's time to dust them off for the next challenge.

Here is a video tutorial of my card so sit back and enjoy. Also HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all the Canadian sistah's !!!

P.S. If you are wondering about the nail polish color I used on this video, its from Zoya and the name is Casey ZP24. Have a fabulous long weekend all and thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Don't Forget...

To enter you cards in this weeks Bellariffic card challenge over at Stamping bella. Your deadline for emailing your card to Emily is 5:00pm today so don't forget. This weeks challenge was creating something with a fall theme or colors and you can check out all the seasonal stamps here to get more ideas and inspiration.

It's so wonderful to see most of you are enjoying the Stamping bella channel over on youtube. I highly recommend subscribing to this channel by clicking here , as it is going to be filled with fun videos of what's happening over at bella land, card tutorials, how to projects, sneak peaks, and many many more fun filled clips.

Make sure to check out Emily's Friday post at Stamping bellas blog, to view all the cards from the design team and entries from our awesome sistah's. Thats all I have for today so have fun and keep on creating !!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sneak Peek at Stamping Bella

Hiya Sistah's, today is just a sneak peek at just one of the new stamps that is coming out soon. When I saw the image I fell in love with it right away. This is going to be an awesome image to color and bring to life. I hope you will enjoy this little small peak that Emily was so kind to share.

Have a great day everyone !!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bellarific Youtube Babe !!!

Hello Bloggers, I have awesome news to share with all of you today. I am so happy and excited to announce that I will be a part of Stamping Bella's Design team as the Bellarific Videographic youtube Babe-a roonie ( try saying that a few times).

I can't wait to share my video tutorials of the weekly Friday challenges that are happening at Stamping bella. If you have never heard of these challenges just head on over to Stamping bella's blog and join in on the weekly fun and also don't forget to subscribe to Stamping Bella TV on youtube.

Happy crafting !!!!

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