Friday, November 13, 2009

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Belles N' Whistles

Like I promised, I'm back with my Rockin' Around from Belles N' Whistles and my
Christmas Tree to show you how she can be used for the upcoming holidays. What a cutie patootie she is!

She's colored with copics and I used some Stickles on her and the horse and the tree. I really love this week's sketch by Sketch Saturday. It's just fabulous and so easy to put together. Isn't this Eskimo Kisses paper from BasicGrey the greatest? I love all the patterns in it.

Isn't she just so precious? I totally adore these two stamps!

I really hope I showed how versatile these stamps can be. Come back around Valentines Day to see her in pinks and reds and Easter in gorgeous pastels, Summer in some bright reds, whites and blues, well, you get the idea! Enjoy your day!

Card Ingredients:

Rockin Around by Belles N' Whistles, Christmas Tree by Belles N' Whistles, Eskimo Kisses paper by BasicGrey, Prima Flowers, spacers, Stickles, ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Bling by BasicGrey, nestabilities, MS branch punches, hatpin.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Atlantia by Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!

It's so exciting to get to participate in blog hops, but when you get to present a brand new Elisabeth Bell stamp, well, for a stamper and for me, it doesn't get much better than that! If you came to me from our inspiring and talented Carolyn, then you're on the right track. If not, make sure you head back over to our dear Jennifer's blog to start off!

This is the new collection from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and Oh, they absolutely take my breath away! And in honor of my move to Florida and my love of the water, I want to introduce you to Atlantia. Isn't she just absolutely stunning? Her and all the others in this new collection will be available for purchase today at 6am California time.

She's colored with copics and has so many different types of Stickles all over her to show her off! I think she looks like she's glittering under water, don't you? I added some tiny Kaisercraft pearls to her and added the sheer blue ribbon and a hatpin that has some underwater colors to them. I wanted to keep her simple and elegant. What do you think?

I used my divine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder and my EK Success wave punch for the edges and called it elegant. You know me and I just have to show off her ethereal face. Isn't she just stunning?

Now make sure you hop on over to our sweet, talented Anki's blog for our next showing! I hope you're enjoying this as much as we are!

Card Ingredients:

Atlantia by Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, Stickles, copics, nestabilities, Fall Collection Pack paper from My Mind's Eye, ribbon, hatpin, Kaisercraft Pearls.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rockin' Around the Autumn Trees with Belles N' Whistles!

One of my favorite things as a little girl was sitting on a hobby horse that my brother had and riding it like I was born on a ranch. When I saw this cutie baby, Rockin' Around from Belles N' Whistles, it brought back some wonderful childhood memories.

I wanted to show the versatility of this stamp and the tree so I thought since New England was so beautiful during the fall, I would pull from the autumn colors and this is what I came up with. The sketch is from this weeks Sketch Saturday day and she's colored with copics. I used some yellow Stickles everywhere to give it a warm glow and cut here and her horsey out and popped them up. Don't you just love the teddy bear hanging on for dear life? I think this Indian Summer paper from BasicGrey is perfect for this card and I used a couple of cuttlebug folders to give it some dimension.

Here's a close up of her sweet face and that precious rocking horse.

I added some Prima flowers and some branches from my Martha Stewart punches and some brown pearls in the corners. I love how she came out! Can't you just see her done up in spring and then summer colors? Oh, the things you can do with her and that tree! Think about Easter, the fourth of July, all kinds of things. Check back tomorrow to see her in a bit more of a holiday setting!

Make sure to stop over at Belles N' Whistles and look at the entire collection and stop over at our Design Team blog and see what the project of the day is. You'll be inspired and challenged, I promise!

And don't forget to look at Follow Your Heart and see the great Elisabeth Bell candy that's going on! Sugarless but sweet as can be!

Card Ingredients:

Rockin' Around by Belles N' Whistles, Stickles, Prima Flowers, Indian Summer paper pack from BasicGrey, MS branch punch, ribbon, SU scallop edger, brown pearls

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm Back with Try It Out Tuesday - Make A Scene!

I've finally made it to Florida and am just about unpacked and can find everything! I'm loving life and sorry I've been away for over a week. I've been settling in and getting comfortable in learning a new job and am loving every second of it! Warm weather, a cute new apartment and new adventures to look forward to. It just doesn't' get much better than this!

After missing a couple of Tuesdays, I'm back with our challenge from the ever talented, Suzanne, challenged us to make a scene and here's my take on it. I used Snow Fun, one of the new releases from the Winter Wonderland Collection from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This one so reminds me of my gorgeous baby, Nichole, who would be out building a big snowman every day if she could! I've never seen anyone who loves the snow and outdoors like my baby girl! Honey, I miss you terribly and hope that you gets lots of snow this year to keep you busy and occupied!

She's colored with copics and I added some Polar White Flower Soft for the snow and some stickles to add lots of sparkle. I added some dimension to my scene by adding some different shaped snowflakes falling around the cutie pop and her snowman. And I love the Eskimo Kisses paper pack from BasicGrey.

Make sure to stop over at our Follow Your Heart blog and see what my always creative and inspiring Design Team buddies have in store for you. You'll never be disappointed by stopping over there! Girls, I've missed the heck out of all of you and thanks for your patience with me while I've been on the move. Love you all!

And make sure to check out the snippets of our new Elisabeth Bell Release that's going to be available on November 12th! It's like no Elisabeth Bell you've ever seen and I'd hate for you to miss out on the opportunity for some sweet candy!

Card Ingredients:

Snow Fun from the Winter Wonderland Collection from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, Polar White Flower Soft, Stickles, MS Snow flake punches, nestabilities snowflakes, Crystal Rhinestones, Ribbon, Cuttlebug snowflakes folder, SU ticket punch