Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

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

More from Queen & Company’s new Garden Party Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing three more cards using Queen & Company‘s adorable new Garden Party Shaker Kit. You can find the first three cards I posted here.

On my first card, I decided to create a little bird house using the foam pieces without creating a shaker.  I like the dimension.  And the little bird.  🙂

I used Foundations Dies #4 (back in stock!) to die-cut the sentiment piece and added Polka Dot enamel dots to the flower centers.

Next I created a shaker wheel barrow, adding die-cut tools and seed packets.

Inside the shaker I used only toppings included in the kit.

And lastly, a boot with flowers.

Again, I used only toppings from the kit.

You can find all things Garden Party (kit, refills, etc.) in the Queen & Company shop HERE.  Also available is Garden Party Solids, a paper pad of 24 double-sided sheets of solid paper, perfectly coordinating with Garden Party patterned paper. Also, I highly recommend Sheer Glue for adhering paper and embellishments over acetate. It’s my favorite to use with the shakers.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

A Bit More from the New Release (and a cute bunny)

Hello everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting the latest release. I love the release so it was pure pleasure for me to do so.  I actually chose two.

Stamping Bella Oddball Marie Antoinette

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E50, R24, R29, R59, R83, RV11, RV32

First I used Oddball Marie Antoinette. I think she’s fabulous and the two sentiments that come with the image are pretty great also.  🙂 I colored her in reds and pink, matching Queen & Company‘s Happy Hearts patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Sign

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E35, E37, R00, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG17, YG63, YR14, YR15, YR18

I also used new Curvy Girl with a Sign. I love that there are five different sentiments to stamp on her paper.  (I used “I miss you” here.) I paired her with Q&C’s Vintage Truck-Sweater Weather patterned paper. To the right, I adhered a couple of Taylored Expressions’ All Wrapped Up die-cut packages.

Stamping Bella Ella Loves Easter

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, C00, C1, C2, C3, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G20, G21, G24, G28, R01, R02, R83, RV11, RV32, V12, V15, YG03, YG07

Also this week I used an older, totally adorable image, Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter. I stamped an Easter Sentiment and then matted onto Q&C’s Garden Party patterned paper. A pink Flower Button was tacked onto the sentiment strip.

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

Hello, Dandy Lion (new from Stamping Bella)

Hello everyone! It’s the final day of Spring previews featuring Stamping Bella‘s latest release.  All images will be available for sale tomorrow morning and I can’t wait! I haven’t seen everything so I’m as excited as some of you!

Today the team is featuring designs using a new character, Dandy Lion. I think you’ll like him!

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

Hello Dandy Lion

Stamping Bella Hello Dandy Lion

Copic markers – E30, E31, E71, R000, W1, W3

I *love* Hello Dandy Lion! This particular image is my absolute favorite of the bunch (from those I’ve seen so far).  I stamped him and his coordinating sentiment, colored his face and hands with markers, then stamped again onto a page ripped from an old book. (I got the book from a freebie bin at a used book store. One old encyclopedia is enough to last a lifetime!) I then very carefully cut out his mane, glued over the first stamped image and added shading with Copic markers. I also added white highlights to the “bubbles” using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Dandy Lion Protector of Hearts

Stamping Bella Dandy Lion Protector of Hearts

Copic markers – BG000, C00, C1, C2, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, V0000, V000

Next is Dandy Lion Protector of Hearts.  After coloring, I added a bit of Diamond Stickles to his wings, adhered a couple of Paper Smooches small clouds and matted over Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper.

Out of This World Dandy

Stamping Bella Out of This World Dandy

Copic markers – B02, B28, B29, B39, B69, BG15, BG18, E25, E27, E31, E33, G16, G21, G24, G29, R02, R20, R24, R29, R56, R83, R85, V09, W00, W1, Y00, Y21, Y23, YR15, YR18, YR23, YR24, YR27, YR68

With Out of This World Dandy I colored onto kraft paper and added white highlights with my White Pearl pen.

Knitting Dandy

Stamping Bella Knitting Dandy

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E31, E33, E37, G21, G24, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, G21, G24, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, V01, V12, V15, YG17, YG41, YG45, YG61

My Knitting Dandy are a little on the wild side with their green and purple manes. I used patterned paper from Paper Smooches and epoxy dots from Queen & Company.

Bubble Dandy

Stamping Bella Bubble Dandy

Copic markers – BG000, C00, C1, E13, E15, E18, E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, G0000, R00, R01, R21, R81, V12

Last of my samples is Bubble Dandy. I added Diamond Stickles to the bubbles, a tiny heart by the sentiment and then matted onto Queen & Company‘s pretty new Garden Party patterned paper.

Be sure to visit the Stamping Bella blog to see more samples and to leave a comment for the chance to win a prize! Good luck, and thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews, Day 2

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share more samples from Stamping Bella‘s Spring 2021 release. All images will be available for purchase Monday, March 22! If you missed my samples from yesterday, you can find them HERE. Be sure to head on over to the Stamping Bella blog today to see more and leave a comment for the chance to win a prize!

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

Curvy Girl Holding Hands

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Holding Hands

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G20, G24, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21

How cute is Curvy Girl Holding Hands? I adore this. Also included is the super sweet sentiment. After coloring, I added dots to the shirt/dress, brushed in a bit of Folk Art Tulip stenciling and adhered a couple of enamel heart shapes.

Curvy Girl Boy Mom

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Boy Mom

Copic markers – BG01, BG45, BG49, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E35, E37, E51, E53, RV11, RV21, RV23, RV34, Y21, YG03, YG09, YR23

Next is Curvy Girl Boy Mom. This image includes the sentiment I used as well as “Boy Mom: It’s an experience not a description.” I added dots here as well and blended in a bit of a Folk Dance stencil background.

A Little Boy and His Hero

Stamping Bella A Little Boy and His Hero

Copic markers – B28, B29, B91, B93, B95, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, E31, E41, E42, E43, R01, R02, R24, R29, R59, Y21

A Little Boy and His Hero includes the sentiment I used plus “I have a HERO, I call him Dad.” So cute. After coloring, I blended a background using a Fiskars (I believe) stencil and added a few enamel shapes.

Oddball Rosie the Riveter

Stamping Bella Rosie the Riveter

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E79, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2

There are sooo many fantastic historical Oddball images this month. Rosie the Riveter is one of my favorites.  There are two sentiments included – the one I used here and “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” I love it.

Oddball Frida Kahlo

Stamping Bella Oddball Frida Kahlo

Copic markers – B16, B18, B69, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E25, E27, E29, G29, G43, G46, R24, R29, R59, V09, W00, W1, 110, Y15, Y18, Y38

Next is beloved Oddball Frida Kahlo, surrounded by bright die-cut flowers. The sentiment I used is included as well as one of Frida’s quotes, “At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.” 🙂

Oddball Abraham Lincoln

Stamping Bella Oddball Abraham Lincoln

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E27, E29, E30, E31, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9

Next is one of my personal favorite historical figures, Abraham Lincoln. His set includes the image as well as two sentiments. I reconfigured the one used here into a long vertical line. In the set the stamp is actually one horizontal line. Also included is the Lincoln quote, “The better part of one’s life consists of one’s friendships.” He was matted onto (older) Doodlebug Designs Patriotic Picnic paper. Enamel shapes are also by Doodlebug (and old).

Oddball Marie Antoinette

Stamping Bella Oddball Marie Antoinette

Copic markers – B21, B23, B24, B26, BG10, BG11, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, E000, E00, E04, E21, E30, E31, E35, E47, R24, R29, Y21, YR14, YR23

Last, but not least (of my samples for today), is Oddball Marie Antoinette. Included with her is the sentiment I used plus “I crown you Queen for the day!” I love her and the sentiments! Once colored, I added a sprinkling of Queen & Company‘s yellow jewel toppings.

Don’t forget to head over to the Stamping Bella blog to see more of the new release. And leave a comment there for the chance to win a prize!  I’ll be back tomorrow with one last day of previews. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews and Weekly Challenge

Hello everyone! It’s time to share samples of Stamping Bella‘s upcoming Monday, March 22 release! I love preview time! I haven’t seen all of the new images myself so I’m excited to see what I haven’t already! Today I have eight samples, the weekly challenge and an extra at the end. Be sure to head over to the Stamping Bella blog to see even more, and don’t forget to leave a comment there for the chance to win a prize!

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

Curvy Girl Big Hug

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Big Hug

Copic markers – BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E50, G40, G43, G46, RV00, RV 55, RV63, Y21

The sweet Curvy Girl Big Hug sentiment is included with the sweet image. After coloring, I added white dots to the little girl’s dress and brushed in a bit of Folk Art Tulip stenciling. Purple epoxy dots are from Queen & Company. (Bundled assortment of dots here.)

Curvy Girl with a Sign

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with a Sign

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E50, G16, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG07, YG17

Curvy Girl with a Sign comes along with five different sentiments to stamp inside the sign. I love that! She is matted onto Q&C’s pretty Garden Party patterned paper. Once complete, I added a couple of tiny enamel hearts.

Tiny Townie Crafty Friends

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Crafty Friends

Copic markers – B00, B23, B24, B26, B28, B93, BG10, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, E30, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, 79, R28, R59, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, RV55, V09, Y18, Y21, YG03, YG09, YR16, YR18, YR23

After coloring this adorable Tiny Townie Crafty Friends image, I added white dots to the dress on the right and then matted onto older Doodlebug Design patterned paper. The sentiment is included with the image.

Tiny Townie Unicorn

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Unicorn

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, E31, E35, E37, E49, R83, R85, RV11, V01, V12, V15, V17, C00, C1, C2, Y21, YR23

After coloring sweet Tiny Townie Unicorn, I added a dotted pattern to the leotard and brushed in a background of stenciled stars. I also added some Diamond Stickles dots into the background. I used only part of the sentiment that comes along with the image. The remainder reads “even if they’re all grown up.” Sweet.  🙂

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Unicorn

Copic markers -C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E09, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, E31, E35, E37, E79, R83, R85, RV10, RV11, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG09, YR14, YR18

I decided to create a second card using Tiny Townie Unicorn, I love her so much. Sentiment is from new Birthday Wishes set.

Rainbow Tiny Townie

Stamping Bella Rainbow Tiny Townie

Copic markers – B000, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, G40, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, Y11

Rainbow Tiny Townie includes the rainbow sentiment. I added white dots throughout and stitched onto scraps of (older) Doodlebug Spring Things patterned paper.

Oddball Shakespeare

Stamping Bella Oddball Shakespeare

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, Y21, YR23

Oddball Shakespeare includes the sentiment I used here as well as three others. “I wish you all the joy that you can wish” and “In celebration of this day…”  I love all three! After coloring, I added some purple epoxy dots and matted onto Q&C’s Simple Stripes patterned paper.

Oddball Bride & Groom

Stamping Bella Oddball Bride & Groom

Copic markes – BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, G94, R24, R29, R59, W00, W1, W3, W4, W5, W7

Next I colored Oddball Bride & Groom and used a new Odd Together Sentiment. This sentiment set is SO funny. It’s a must see! Once colored, I adhered over Reverse Confetti’s Sweet as Sugar patterned paper and  Simon Says Stamp’s Stacked Hearts. I also added a few of Q&C’s super sparkly white Petite Posies.

And now for this week’s challenge and an extra!

Stamping Bella Mini Frenchie Set

Copic markers – E30, E31, E33, E35, G21, G24, G28, RV11, RV32, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, Y23, YR23

The challenge this week was to use a dog image so I tried to work on my no-line coloring with Mini Frenchie Set, pairing the image with an Edgar & Mollie Vintage Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Snowdrop

Copic markers – BG70, C00, C1, E000, E00, E11, E21, E40, E41, G21, G24, G28, R01, RV11, RV32

While I was practicing my no-line coloring, I decided to do another using Bundle Girl with a Snowdrop. I *love* her. I added white dots to her coat and hat and stamped a Celebrate & Congratulate sentiment.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  No problem!! 🙂  All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Sweet (discontinued) Easter

Hello, hello! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we were to use older, a.k.a. “vintage,” images. Unfortunately, I chose not only one but TWO discontinued images. Yep. I am totally out of it this week. Terrible. So while neither count toward the challenge, I thought I’d share them anyway…just because. (Next week I’ll be certain to use current images!!  Sheesh.)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Becky Loves Bunnies

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G24, R30, V15, V17, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YR23

First, I colored Tiny Townie Becky Loves Bunnies.  I used a current Easter Sentiment and discontinued flowers and patterned paper from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Row of Bunny Wobbles

Copic markers – C00, C1, R000, RV11, RV32

After I colored the first discontinued image, I thought “I’ll make a quick Row of Bunny Wobbles!  Yep…discontinued also. *shaking my head*  I used another (current) Easter Sentiment with some heart buttons from Queen & Company.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current image from the Stamp of the Month category, Bella’s Exclusive Images (any dog stamp). As a reminder, the Golden, Wolfhound & Bulldog set is available at 50% off through March 31, 2021. All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy