Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Speedy Recovery and a Tire Swing

Hello everyone! I hope it’s a happy Friday where you are. 🙂  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with “vintage” images. I chose one of my favorites from the Edna the Fairy Godmother collection, Edna to the Rescue.

Stamping Bella Edna to the Rescue

    Copic markers – B21, B24, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E50, E51, R01, R02, R29, R89, Y21

I love her and the big bandage.  I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and then added dots with an extra fine point white Sharpie.  For an added bit of dimension, I placed foam tape beneath the bandage but adhered Edna’s legs directly to the card front. Simple Stripes patterned paper is from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Tire Swing

Copic markers – B21, B23, B26, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, E35, E79, N3, N5, N7, N9, R01, R02, R24, R29, R59, Y21, YR23

Also this week, I colored Tiny Townie Tire Swing. It’s such a sweet, simple image. The top of the rope is adhered directly to the clouds while foam tape pops up the tire just a bit. On the clouds I stamped a Happy Birthday to You sentiment.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Next week we’re using images from the Stamp of the Month category, Tiny Townies. As a reminder, Blossom Loves Balloons is available at 50% off through May 31, 2021. All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Blossom, Dandy and Bob

TGIF everyone! It’s time for a new Stamp of the Month with Stamping Bella. Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons is available at 50% off through June 30, 2021. She’s from the very first release of Tiny Townies and I adore her. ♥ The sentiment “Birthday girl” comes with the image but I chose to use one from Tiny Townie Birthday Party in it’s place.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G21, G24, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W0, W1, W9, Y21

This card was actually somewhat of a train wreck. Once I had paper-pieced the balloons and colored the hair and skin, I was just about to color the dress when  a giant drop of pink ink fell from my marker.  I was able to fix it somewhat, although she still has a more pink than usual neck.  Then as I was coloring the dress, even more ink blobbed out but this time it was pretty much everywhere. So I ended up very carefully cutting out the image and balloons and adhering them over a newly stamped outline. All is well in the end other than some choice words. And I didn’t *want* to add black to her dress. Or use that dark of a pink, but … *shrugging*  That pink marker has now spent a lot of time against a paper towel so that hopefully I don’t have that problem again. : |

Staming Bella Rainbow Dandy Lion

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, R01, R02, V0000, V000, V01, W00, W1, YR000

This week I also colored new Rainbow Dandy from the new Dandy Lion category. He’s colored with Copic markers with faux sparkles added to the rainbow and mane using an extra fine point white Sharpie marker.

Stamping Bella Oddball Bob

Copic markers – B16, B24, B26, B91, B93, B95, BG10, BG11, C00, C1, C2, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E47, E74, E77, E79, G03, G07, G09, R29, R59, V09

And lastly, I colored Oddball Bob. Now you can have that song stuck in your head too.  🙂

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

Thanks for Helping Me Grow

TGIF, everyone!  This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with images from the latest release. I decided to work on my watercolor skills (which are severely lacking).  I tried….

I used super cute Planty Dandy Lion. I love the whole new line of Dandy Lion by Kristin Farnsworth. She’s soooo talented.

After stamping the image onto Acquarello Artistico Extra White 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, I colored with Karin Brush Marker Pro markers using  Silver Brush Black Velvet brushes. The sentiment was adhered using a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

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

Cheers

TGIF! This week the Stamping Bella team is using images from the Mochi Girl category.  I chose Mochi Party Girl.

Stamping Bella Mochi Party Girl

Copic markers – B60, BG15, BG18, BG78, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV31, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, N4, N7, N9, 100, 110, R01, R29, R56, R59, R89, Y21, YR07, YR09, YR12, YR16

After stamping her onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers, adding in a bit of faux sparkle using a fine point white Sharpie pen.

As a reminder, Mochi Donut Girl is available at 50% off through May 31, 2021.

Stamping Bella Oddball Albert

Copic markers – B21, B24, B29, BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, G21, G94, G99, R29, W1, W2, YG03

Also this week, I colored Oddball Albert from the latest release. Isn’t he fabulous? The set includes the image plus two sentiments. I adore him.

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

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