Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hello everyone. Anything special going on in your world? Nothing new here which is ok with me.  🙂

This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with older, a.k.a. “vintage,” images.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl Flower March

I chose Bundle Girl Flower March. I adore her with her trail of flowers.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl Flower March (close-up)

Copic markers – B60, BG10, BG70, BV00, BV02, BV13, BV31, BV23, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E51, G21, G94, G99, N0, N1, YG03

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I stamped a Butterfly Sentiment, added a sprinkling of Queen & Company‘s purple jelly gems and stitched onto Papertrey Ink’s (old) Pretty Pastels Text Style patterned paper.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Next week we’re using images from the Stamp of the Month category, Mochi Girls. As a reminder, Mochi Donut Girl is available at 50% off through May 31, 2021. All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Happy Birthday Reverse Confetti!

Hello everyone! It’s Reverse Confetti‘s 8th birthday and I am honored to be celebrating with them! You can find a list of all participants @ReverseConfetti on Instagram.

I’m sharing cards using two sets, lovely Cup of Friendship, Cup of Friendship Confetti Cuts and fun/versatile Celebrate Tag Confetti Cuts. Colored images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Markers used are listed below each photo. All patterned paper is from Queen & Company‘s Flirty Florals 6×6 paper pad.

Reverse Confetti Cup of Friendship

Copic markers – B000, B00, C1, E33, E35, E37, E49, G28, R83, R85, RV000, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG09, YR23, white Sharpie fine point

After coloring the Cup of Friendship, I die-cut the image then used a white fine point Sharpie to add dots to the flowers and cup. The cup is also popped up on foam tape.

Reverse Confetti Cup of Friendship

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, C2, E35, E37, E49, G28, R83, R85, R89, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG09, YR23, white Sharpie fine point

Next I used the second image in the Cup of Friendship set, a lovely floral shelf. The image was die-cut then popped up on foam tape, tiny white dots added with my white Sharpie. Small enamel heart is by Doodlebug Designs.

Reverse Confetti Celebrate Tag

Here I used the background shape and letters from Celebration Tag Confetti Cuts with Queen & Company’s Sweet Shop patterned paper to create a fun celebration card. Once assembled, I added a sprinkling of enamel dots.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, REVERSE CONFETTI!! Thanks so much for having me celebrate with you! ♥ ♥ ♥

1amichele siggy

 

Do You Like Donuts?

Hello everyone.  This week the Stamping Bella team is featuring our May Stamp of the Month, Mochi Donut Girl. The image is 50% off through May 31, 2021.

I have never been a big fan of donuts…until I tried Krispy Kreme. That first bite changed everything. Forget the rest.  🙂  How about you? Do you have a favorite?

Stamping Bella Mochi Donut Girl

Copic markers – B04, B06, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21

I first stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. I removed the portion of the stamped image below the donuts and table line, then stamped the plate portion onto a scrap of Queen & Company‘s Sweet Shop patterned paper. When cutting out the plate, I left a bit of the bottom of the donuts so that when I adhered the plate, I inserted it under the donuts. Layering paper-pieced parts are much easier to align that way. No chance for a tiny gap where cut edges may not perfectly meet. I did the same little trick with the blue “table.” Sentiment is from Long Stemmed Baby Peony.

Stamping Bella Oddball Maya

Copic markers – B21, B23, B24, C00, C1, C2, E31, E33, E35, E34, E37, E50, E51, R24, R29, R89, Y21, YR23

Also this week, I colored new Oddball Maya. After coloring, I adhered her over a lightly blended background and Garden Party patterned paper.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.”) All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Hang in There – More New Purple Onion Designs

Hello everyone! I’m popping in today with another sample using Purple Onion Designs‘ latest release, A Happy Little Place.

Purple Onion Designs A Happy Little Place

Here I’ve used Jane, Clothes Line and an Around the Town sentiment.  I love the little clothes line.   And isn’t Jane just so cute?

Purple Onion Designs A Happy Little Place (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, BV000, BV00, BV01, E07, E08, E09, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E50, G24, R00, R29, W00, W1

The fox was cut out and popped up on foam tape with the little enamel heart “hanging” from a string. I also stitched the sun in place with some zig-zag stitches.

As a special promotion, the set as a whole can be purchased at 30% off through Friday, May 14.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 🙂

1amichele siggy

New from Stacey Yacula and Purple Onion Designs – A Happy Little Place

Hello everyone! I’m excited today to share with you a sample from Purple Onion Designs‘ newest release, A Happy Little Place by Stacey Yacula, available now. I *may have* squealed just a little when I was asked to guest design. Eeeeeee!  Haha.

This release is so very sweet. There are several little characters, buildings, accessories, pieces for outdoor scenes and a very sweet coordinating sentiment set. ♥ ♥ ♥

Purple Onion Designs Ivy Country Cottage, June, Around the Town sentiment

On my card today I used Ivy Country Cottage with Junie and an Around the Town sentiment.

Purple Onion Designs Ivy Country Cottage, June, Around the Town sentiment (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, BG96, BG99, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E79, G21, G24, G43, G46, R000, R00, R01, R83, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y0000, Y21

Images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Once colored, I used Daffodil, Lavender and Rose Kirarina Wink glitter pens to add little dots to the ivy and flowers.

You can see the entire new Happy Little Place release HERE.

I will be back throughout the month to share three more samples. 🙂  Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

The Love Between Father & Daughter

Hello everyone! Today the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the latest release. It was another great one so I had a hard time narrowing my choices.  So I picked two.  🙂

Stamping Bella Daddy's Little Girl

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E49, E59, R24, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I love this image, Daddy’s Little Girl. And to be honest, the sentiment is a tear jerker for me. When your dad is gone, the sentiment hits home a little hard. But it’s sweet. There’s a second sentiment that comes with the set as well.

Stamping Bella Oddball Amelia

Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, E51, E84, E87, E89, W4, W5, W7, Y21, YR07, YR09, YR18

Also this week I colored new Oddball Amelia.  She comes along with two sentiments also. I used my favorite of the two.

Next week’s challenge is to use any current Stamping Bella image. Easy enough.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy

A Mason Jar of Flowers, Dandy Lion and Aretha

Hello everyone! It’s a cold, cold Friday here this morning. It doesn’t feel like late April at all. Hoping for some heat soon (but not too much)!

This week the Stamping Bella team is creating using an inspiration photo (found at the end of this post).

Stamping Bella Mason Jar of Flowers

Copic markers – B0000, B000, B00, C00, C1, G21, G94, G99, R83, R85, RV02, RV11, RV32, Y000, Y04, YG03, YR000, YR02, YR04, YR14

I chose pretty Mason Jar of Flowers. After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I adhered over Queen & Company‘s lovely Flirty Florals patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment (included with the flower image) and attached using a Tiny Attacher.

This week I also shared the two cards below in Instagram.

Stamping Bella Dandy Lion Loves You

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R85, R89, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7

Dandy Lion Loves You was colored with Copic markers and paired with Happy Hearts patterned paper. I added some heart sprinkles and white dots using an extra fine point white Sharpie marker. Once assembled, I adhered a (partial) Odd Together sentiment.

And lastly, I colored beautiful new Oddball Aretha. I used my MISTI to arrange the letters in a vertical format, colored with Copic markers and added “sparkles” to her gown using a white Sharpie. Once colored, I matted onto Fruit Stand patterned paper.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

More from Edgar & Mollie and a Sweet Mother’s Day

Hello everyone! TGIF!  This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting images in the Stamp of the Month category, Edgar & Molly The Edgar & Molly Vintage Snail set remains at 50% off through April 30.  Today you can see other Edgar & Molly sets in use by visiting the Stamping Bella blog.

Stamping Bella Edgar & Molly Vintage Balloon Set

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E07, E09, E11, E21, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, R01, Y21, YR23

I paired Vintage Balloon set with an Edgar & Molly’s Vintage Sentiment. Before assembling the die-cut pieces, I blended in a Folk Dance stencil background.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Mom

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, G21, G24, G28, R37, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y12, Y15, Y18, Y38, YR23

Also this week, I used new Curvy Girl Mom to create a super sweet Mother’s Day card. I *adore* this image and sentiment. After coloring, I added strips of Echo Park’s Summer Bliss patterned paper.

Next week’s challenge

Use any current Stamping Bella image and the photo below as inspiration.

All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Why are Pirates Called “Pirates”?

Hello everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week the team is revisiting older, a.k.a. “vintage,” images. I chose super-sweet Tiny Townie Pirate.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pirate

Isn’t she the sweetest? I love her little patched flag.  And the sentiment is too cute.  🙂

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pirate close-up

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, C3, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, R01, R02, R29, R89, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers and then matted onto Queen & Company‘s versatile Simple Stripes patterned paper.

You can find all of Stamping Bella’s adorable Tiny Townies HERE.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current image from the Stamp of the Month category, Edgar & Molly. As a reminder, Edgar & Molly Vintage Snail Set is available at 50% off through April 30, 2021. All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s April Stamp of the Month

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a nice week. Mine has been very busy…which is so strange to be experiencing after having so much of “nothing” going on for so long.

This week the Stamping Bella team is using the April Stamp of the Month, Edgar & Molly Vintage Snail Set. The five image set is 50% off through April 30th.

Stamping Bella Edgar & Molly Vintage Snail set

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E35, E37, G21, G24, G28, R01, R02, R24, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, 110, Y17, Y21, YR16, YR18, YR31

In addition to the images I used here, the set includes a teacup and a snail.  I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and then adhered a scrap of gingham paper, a heat embossed Encouragement sentiment and three of the 4,000 brads I still have from 80 years ago. (Someone please bring these back! haha.)

Bundle Girl Bunny

Copic markers – B21, B23, BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, RV11, RV32, V01, V12, V15, Y21, YG03, YG05, Y35

Also this week, I created one last Easter card using Bundle Girl Bunny with an Easter sentiment.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.”) All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy