Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 2 of the Advent - Belle's Carol

I am so excited and glad that you've come to celebrate the Advent with us at Belles N' Whistles! Summer has some wonderful surprises for you so make sure to come back and visit every day. My Design Team sisters have the most wonderful traditions and memories of this precious and wonderful holiday to share with all of you.

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the music. I love the older, traditional songs as well as the newer, contemporary tunes. When I saw "Belle's Carols", my mind started filling up with the wonderful sounds of the holidays. I remember being a little girl and right after Thanksgiving, Mommy and Daddy would pull out the Christmas decorations and and packed away would be the cutest little paper Hymn books from our church that would have Silent Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, and all of those hymns we grew up on. I would take that book and just look over it again and again and would day dream about seeing myself up on a stage singing to all the world in the most angelic voice anyone had ever heard. Well, if you've ever heard my voice, you'd tell me it's a good thing I can color! I would just sit and practice my stage act on my dolls and sing to the top of my lungs - in my head! I could lip sync like no one's business and I always knew my dolls thought I was the most dazzling of entertainers!

I would love to hear what your favorite holiday carol is so, please share that with us. Oh, Happy Holidays and let the fun begin!

Much love,


Card Ingredients:

Belle's Carols from Belles N' Whistles, Eskimo Kisses Paper from BasicGrey, Stickles, copics, Prima Flowers, BasicGrey Bling half moon pearls, Peppermint Forest paper from DCWV.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #46 - Box It Up!

It's Tuesday and the always inspiring Suzanne has challenged us to box it up! When I saw Cherry Blossom, I knew I wanted to do her up in some special way and I found this great purse from Jodi and thought it was perfect for her! It was so simple and you can find it here. I got to meet Jodi earlier this year at Stamp New England and was so excited to give her project a try!

She's colored with copics, has some stickles added on to her top and I really tried to keep her elegant looking. I just love this beauty's face. She looks so exotic! Don't you just adore her chopsticks?

This is what this great purse looks like from the side. I just love how easy it was to put together!

Now go on over to Follow Your Heart and see what other great containers my Design Team buddies have in store for you. It's that time of the year when you need something cute and fabulous for wrapping!

Card Ingredients:

Cherry Blossom by Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design
, copics, Stickles, Holiday Paper Pack from DCWV, ribbon, Prima Flowers, Silver Rhinestones.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Roses on Paper Design Team Challenge - Christmas Morning Tilda Candle

Sure hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Mine was nice and relaxing and I even got the chance to read a book! Well, it's back to work and creating and today, our ever lovely and talented Peta challenged all of us over at Roses on Paper's Design Team to make an altered Christmas project and I made a candle band using one of the new Magnolias from the So Jolly Collection. Hope you enjoy it!

These new Magnolias are just too adorable and I had to color up Christmas Morning Tilda. I like to think of her as going out in the middle of the night with her candle to look for the reindeer on the candle band! I made the band out of some of that gorgeous and fun Eskimo Kisses paper from BasisGrey. I just adore this paper and love the blues and burgandies in it.

I decorated the top of the candle by using my Poinsettia Shapeabilities and I added some Prima Flowers to the top. I love my flowers!

Here is another view of the top. Love these nestabilities!

So head on over to our Roses on Paper Design Team blog and check out the great projects by my design team sisters! And show us your Christmas projects! We love to look!

Card Ingredients:

Christmas Morning Tilda by Magnolias, Eskimo Kisses by BasicGrey, Prima Flowers, copics, stickles, Diamond Glaze, Stickles, BasicGrey Bling, spacers, nestabilities, shapeabilities, candle