Eat, Sleep & Be Merry

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Today the Stamping Bella team is creating with our December Stamp of the Month, Sloth Ornament. He’s 50% off through December 31st.

Stamping Bella Sloth Ornament
Copic markers – BG11, BG70, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, G28, G40, G43, G46, R01, R29, R39, R59, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, 100, Y17, Y23, YR23

Isn’t he cute? He doesn’t come with a sentiment but Merry Slothmas is whole set of cute and quirky sentiments to go with all of the sloth holiday images. Patterned paper and tiny rhinestones are from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Oddball Flamingos
Copic markers – R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, YR04, YR27

Also this week, I colored one of two Oddball Flamingos. I think we all need a reminder once in a while to stand tall. 🙂

Patterned paper is Sweet as Sugar from Reverse Confetti.

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

Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale

Hello stamping friends! Today I’m sharing a few cards I created using Purple Onion Designs images. There’s a wonderful holiday sale taking place now through December 5, 25% off rubber stamps. I hope you’ll take a peek. Lots of cuteness. 🙂

All images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Purple Onion Designs Warmhearted Snowman
Copic markers – BG70, E30, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, R000, R01, R02, R24, R29, R39, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, YR12, YR14, YR18

Here I used Warmhearted Snowman by Stacey Yacula with a sentiment from Sweetest Season. I tried my best using the “no line” coloring technique…although I’m not sure how to carry out a “no line” look with a white image. I think I need disappearing ink. Nonetheless, I think he turned out ok. White dots were added using an extra fine point white Sharpie.

Purple Onion Designs Louis and Lighted Trees
Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG70, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G21, G24, G39, W1, W2, W3, 100, YR68

Next I used adorable Louis with Lighted Trees and a Sweetest Season sentiment. Once colored, I added Glossy Accents over the tree decorations so they are shiny and add a bit of dimension. Flurries created with the same white Sharpie.

Purple Onion Designs Kaily & Nohl, Dusting of Snow, Home for the Holidays Sentiment
Copic markers – BG10, C4, C5, C6, C7, R21, Y21, YR23

Lastly, I’ve used Kaily & Nohl, ringing in the new year with a Home for the Holidays sentiment. I also used Dusting of Snow in the background with Diamond Stickles added to the center of each flake and throughout the ground.

I hope you’ll check out the holiday sale! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today.

1amichele siggy

Just One Ho

Hello everyone. I hope my US friends had a nice Thanksgiving. My house was full of family for the first time in oh so long. It was very nice to see everyone. 🙂

Stamping Bella MINI Oddball Christmas Pudding

This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with images from the latest release. I chose sweet MINI Oddball Christmas Pudding. I love her expression. (It’s how I felt at the end of last night’s visit. Haha.)

Stamping Bella MINI Oddball Christmas Pudding (close-up)
Copic markers – BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E49, E50, E51, G21, G24, G28, G46, R37, R39, R59, W00, W1, W2

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I cut around the tip of the one leaf then die-cut the rectangle, with the tip on the top edge of the die so it would not cut. Partial sentiment is from Festive Oddball Sentiment Set.

NOTE: Enjoy 25% off your entire online order with code THANKFUL25 at checkout on XPRESSIT.US. This offer ends 11/29 at 11:59 pm PST.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) All challenge details can be found HERE.

Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy

Get Your Fat Pants Ready!

Hello everyone. A couple weeks ago the Stamping Bella team featured creations using the November Stamp of the Month, Christmas Tree Oddball, which is available through 11/30 at 50% off. Today the team is sharing designs using other images from the Oddball category.

Stamping Bella Thanksgiving Oddball

With Thanksgiving right around the corner here in the US, I chose Thanksgiving Oddball. I adore this sentiment. (And you can believe I will be wearing my fat pants next Thursday! Haha.) The image comes with a second sentiment as well that reads “Let our lives be filled with both thanks and giving.”

Stamping Bella Thanksgiving Oddball (close-up)
Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E08, E09, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E33, E35, E49, G28, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR16, YR18, YR23

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers (listed above), I cut out the image and layered atop 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

Stamping Bella Previews-Last Day

Hello, hello! Today is the last day to share with you Stamping Bella‘s new release previews. All images will be available for purchase tomorrow, November 18!

All of my stamping was done on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Teeny Tiny Townie with a Gift

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Gift
Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, G09, G24, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG05, YG09

I adore Teeny Tiny Townie with a Gift. I love that she’s standing on her tippy toes. And she’s just so very tiny. 🙂 Note that on the actual stamp, the tag is left blank. I stamped “for you” using part of the sentiment from Tiny Townie Ellie the Elf stamp set.

The Gnome and the Flamingo

Stamping Bella The Gnome and the Flamingo
Copic markers – BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E27, E31, E33, E35, E47, R12, R29, R32, R39, R59, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W7, Y21, YR23

How cute is Gnome and the Flamingo?! It cracks me up. I lightly blended a swirl (wave) background then added some tiny die-cut snowflakes.

MINI Oddball on a Stack of Gifts

Stamping Bella MINI Oddball on a Stack of Gifts
Copic markers – BG11, C00, C1, C2, C5, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G28, R29, R59, R83, R85, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG09

I think MINI Oddball on a Stack of Gifts is over the holiday season. Her expression… haha. I added a tag with an Oddball Festive sentiment. The set has the perfect mix of snarky sayings to go along with the Oddballs (or anywhere you might want a bit of sarcasm).

MINI Oddball with One Scoop

Stamping Bella MINI Oddball with One Scoop
Copic markers – BG11, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, E79, R83, R85, RV11, RV32

Lastly, I have MINI Oddball with One Scoop who is not having a good day. After coloring, I paired her with Queen & Company‘s Sweet Shop patterned and solid papers and adhered a few little “candy toppings” on the ground.

Be sure to pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see even more as I have had just a wee bit of the release to share. There’s lots more to see! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Release Previews, Day 2

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share a few more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming release. New images will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 18. Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog for more!

All of my stamping was done on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Oddball Three Elves and a Tree

Stamping Bella Oddball Three Elves and a Tree
Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, G05, G09, G28, R29, R59, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23

First up is Oddball Three Elves and a Tree. I think they’re adorable with their slight grumpiness. Haha. Flurries were added using my white Sharpie. Once colored, I added tiny red rhinestones as ornaments. Sentiment is from Oddball Festive Sentiment Set.

MINI Oddball Christmas Pudding

Stamping Bella MINI Oddball Christmas Pudding
Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E79, R29, R59, R89, YG63, YG67, YG99

I adore the new MINI Oddballs, and MINI Christmas Pudding is sweet as can be. She comes along with the sentiment I used here.

MINI Oddball and His Frogs

Stamping Bella MINI Oddball and his Frogs
Copic markers – B24, B28, B93, B95, B97, BG11, BG13, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E33, E35, G28, R21, Y38, W00, W1, W2, YG05, YG09, YR14

MINI Oddball and His Frogs might be my favorite so far. I paired him with a Happy Birthday to You sentiment.

The Gnome and the Christmas Tree

Stamping Bella the Gnome and the Christmas Tree
Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, E49, G28, R29, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG09

Lastly for today is The Gnome and the Christmas Tree. Isn’t he cute with his little pup? The sentiment is included with the image.

Don’t forget to swing by the Stamping Bella blog to see more new images and samples! I’m headed there now. It’s always a fun surprise, even for the design team. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more previews!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Release Previews

Hello everyone! I’ll be popping in today, tomorrow and Wednesday to share samples of Stamping Bella‘s upcoming release! We have new Oddballs, MINI Oddballs, Teeny Tiny Townies, Gnomes…so much cuteness! All images will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 18. 🙂

All samples were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Oddball Christmas Parents and Christmas Kids

Stamping Bella Oddball Christmas Parents and Kids
Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, E33, E35, E37,E79, G17, G19, G28, R29, R59, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, W9, Y21

First I combined new Oddball Christmas Parents with Oddball Christmas Kids. (There’s also an Oddball Christmas Pets set.) After coloring, I added some faux sparkle to Mom’s dress using a white Sharpie. At the bottom I stamped an Oddball Festive Sentiment.

Mini Snowflake Oddball

Stamping Bella Mini Snowflake Oddball
Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21

There are new MINI Oddballs in this release! So cute. 🙂 Here I colored Mini Snowflake Oddball then added a snowflake border with some pink Petite Posies from Queen & Company. Pretty paper is Flirty Florals, also from Q&C.

The Gnome and the Mistletoe

Stamping Bella The Gnome and the Mistletoe
Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R02, R24, R29, R59, R89, W00, W1, W2, YG63, YG67, YG99

Last I colored and cut out The Gnome and the Mistletoe. I used my white Sharpie to add tiny dots to his hat. The sentiment is included with the image.

Be sure to head over to the Stamping Bella blog to see (many) more upcoming release images and samples. You won’t be disappointed! I’ll be back tomorrow with more!

Before I close, here’s my card from last week’s Bellarific Friday challenge which was to use a “vintage” image.

Stamping Bella Wren and her Wreath
Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, G28, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, YG63, YG67

I used Uptown Girl Wren and her Wreath. Her dress and wreath bow were paper-pieced with shading added using gray markers.

Have a great day!

1amichele siggy

Dear Santa, Define Good

Hello, hello! This week the Stamping Bella team is sharing creations using the latest Stamp of the Month. Through November 30, 2021, Christmas Tree Oddball is available at 50% off.

Stamping Bella Christmas Tree Oddball

Her expression cracks me up. It’s just about how I look by December 26. Maybe December 2. Haha.

Stamping Bella Christmas Tree Oddball (close-up)
Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, E41, E42, E47, E49, G28, R02, R29, R59, Y21, YG05, YG09, YR23

She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Once colored I added a bit of sparkle using tiny green rhinestones.

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

Furry & Bright

Hello everyone! I’m popping in tonight to share a card using another of Purple Onion Designs‘ latest images from the new Winter/Holiday release. 🙂

Purple Onion Designs Three Dog Holiday/Furry Friends Sentiment

Three Dog Holiday is one of the super-cute images from Shari Bresicani‘s “It’s Snowing Cats and Dogs.” Isn’t it super cute? I love it.

Copic markers – BG13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E71, E74, E77, E79, G21, G94, G99, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2, YG03

After stamping the image onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then cut it out to adhere over a blended sky background. I added tiny rhinestones to the tree and then flurries using a white Sharpie. The sentiment is from new Furry Friends sentiment set.

There are quite a few dog and cat images in the release, and they’re available as a set or individually. You can find them all HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping today!

1amichele siggy

Purple Onion Designs Winter/Holiday Release

Purple Onion Designs Release

Hello again! I’m excited to share a few samples over the next couple weeks using Purple Onion Designs‘ Winter/Holiday release, now available for purchase! The release includes Stacey Yacula‘s “I’ll be Home for the Holidays” as well as “It’s Snowing Cats and Dogs” and “Snow Much Fun” by artist Shari Bresicani. My card today uses images from “I’ll Be Home for the Holidays.”

Purple Onion Designs Eddie & Ethel, Holiday House

I’ve paired sweet bunny grandparents, Eddie & Ethel, with Holiday House Background and a Home for the Holidays sentiment.

Purple Onion Designs Eddie & Ethel, Holiday House (close-up)
Copic markers – BG45, BG70, E23, E25, E27, E40, E41, E42, E43, G28, G46, G94, R01, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, Y35, YR000, YR23; Kirarina 2Win oil based marker (red)

The images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used a red Kirarina 2Win oil-based marker to add berries to the little wreaths. To add a bit of dimension, I adhered the bottom edge of the bunnies directly to the paper and placed foam tape beneath their heads.

You can find the entire new release here. It’s absolutely adorable! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy