Category Archives: My Designs

Stamping Bella’s December Stamp of the Month (and more)

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another Friday with Stamping Bella! This week the design team is featuring samples using the December Stamp of the Month, A Gift From Yeti. Through 12/31/20, this set (image and sentiment) is available at a 50% discount. The die is also available at a steep 70% off!

Stamping Bella A Gift From Yeti

Copic markers – B0000, B01, BG11, C00, C1, C2, E50, E51, E53, G28, R39, R83, R85, YG06, YG09

After stamping my Yeti onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with markers, die-cut then adhered over some older Doodlebug Designs patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment in two colors using my MISTI for perfect alignment, then adhered a few die-cut snowflakes.

Also, this last week I posted the two cards below in Instagram.

Bundle Girl & Penguin Baking a Cake

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl & Penguin Baking a Cake

Copic markers – BV04, BV08, BV29, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E50, E51, R24, R29, R59, R89, W00, W1, W2, W7, 100, YR15, YR18

Mochi Christmas Girl

Stamping Bella Mochi Christmas Girl

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, R24, R29, R59, Y00, Y02, Y21, YR31

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

The Gift of Your Friendship and Black Friday Deals

Hello everyone! I hope my US friends had a nice Thanksgiving day. I know it was different for most, if not all, but hopefully it was still nice. (I ate too much. haha.)

This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with the latest release. I couldn’t decide so I chose three. 🙂 All were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

First, BLACK FRIDAY DEALS:

EVERYTHING in the Stamping Bella shop is 30% off all weekend long. What? Everything! Sale price is reflected on each individal item. No code necessary.

X-Press It Blending Card as well as other products in the X-Press It store are 25% off through 11/30/2020 at 11:59 pm PST. Use code THANKS25 at checkout!

Stamping Bella Glenda Loves Gifts

Copic markers – BG02, BG10, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, R02, R24, R29, R89, Y21

My first card uses Uptown Girl Glenda Loves Gifts. I added a bit of paper-piecing on the packages and applied a bit of shading with gray markers.

Stamping Bella Ophelia & Odelia Love Ornaments

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG18, BG32, BG34, C00, C1, C2, C3, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E49, E51, R01, R02, R59, R83, R89, RV11, RV32, YG03, YG06, YG09

Next, I have Uptown Girls Ophelia & Odelia Love Ornaments. This set includes a sentiment and additional image which I did not use.  The sentiment here is from Long Distance Christmas sentiment set. Again, I paper-pieced the package then added a couple strands of holly border. The tiny rhinestones were cut from a very old rhinestone flourish I have in my stash. I’m determined to use it one way or another.  🙂

Stamping Bella Mochi Ornament Girl

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, R01, R02, R24, R29, R39, R59, R89, W1, W2

Lastly, I have Mochi Ornament Girl. Isn’t she lovely? It’s fun to color a larger image. I left the ornaments white like snowballs and added white dots using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

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

The Cutest Bundle Girl on a Turkey

Hello everyone. I hope your week has been a great one.

Today the Stamping Bella team is using images from the November Stamp of the Month category, Bundle Girls. (Through November 30, Bundle Girl with a Penguin is available at 50% off.)

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl on a Turkey

I’ve used Bundle Girl on a Turkey. The corresponding die is currently available at a steep discount, greater than 50% off!

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card using a light tan ink, I colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl on a Turkey (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E07, E08, E09, E21, E25, E30, E31, E33, E35, E49, W00, W1, W2, Y15, YR15, YR23

I used Taylored Expressions’ Circle Masking Stencil to create the background, added a scrap strip of patterned paper and then a few enamel shapes. Lastly, I stamped a Fall Sentiment to complete the card front.

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

Teeny Tiny Holiday Greetings

Hello everyone. I hope your week has been going well. Same old thing here. Nothing exciting, but I’m ok with that.

This week the Stamping Bella team is featuring older images. I chose two of the cutest, tiniest, wee little Teeny Tiny Townies.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie Gingerbread House

First, I used Teeny Tiny Townie Gingerbread House. After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with markers, I cut out and adhered over a block of Queen & Company‘s All Bundled Up patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie Gingerbread House (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, YG03, YG06, YG09; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

I stamped a Long Distance Christmas sentiment and added white dots to the centers of some of the pink snowflakes.

Stamping Bella Happy Holidays Teeny Tiny Townie

Earlier this week, I posted in Instagram the above card using Happy Holidays Teeny Tiny Townie. Isn’t she sweet?  She’s sooo tiny!   She too was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Happy Holidays Teeny Tiny Townie (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E35, E37, R24, R29, R89; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

I layered her atop another panel from Queen & Company‘s All Bundled Up paper pad, adding white dots into the snowflake centers. At the top, I adhered a large Snowflake Border.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current image from the Stamp of the Month category, Bundle Girls. As a reminder, Bundle Girl with a Penguin is available at 50% off through November 30, 2020. All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s November Stamp of the Month – Bundle Girl with a Penguin

Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by today.  🙂  This week the Stamping Bella team is featuring the November Stamp of the Month, Bundle Girl with a Penguin, 50% off through November 30, 2020.  I *truly* adore the Bundle Girls so I gladly grabbed my creative cap this week.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Penguin

The stamped image consists of the Bundle Girl with one penguin trailing behind. I decided to add extra.  🙂  After stamping the first, I masked the penguin portion, stamped a second penguin, masked again and stamped a third.

Side note: X-Press It Blending Card is back in stock! Yay! I know it was difficult to find for quite some time. Available in 25 sheets or 125 sheet packs.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Penguin (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, C7, 100, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R24, R29, R59, R83, R85, R89, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR15, YR16

After coloring with Copic markers, I carefully cut out the long image and adhered over a blended background. I also added tiny pink dots to the Bundle Girl’s outfit using an Old Rose Kirarina Wink pen. I so often reach for white, but there are many other choices, all of which are crisp and vibrant on darker colors. I love them.

Once the image was adhered, I stamped a Long Distance Christmas sentiment and added a handful of tiny snowflakes.

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 Winter Wonderland Shaker Kit

Hello everyone.  I’m back to share more of Queen & Company‘s new Winter Wonderland Shaker kit.  🙂 You can see my previous post/samples here. I had a lot of fun with this kit. There are just so many variations!  All of my samples are cards but the shakers would be so cute on scrapbook pages and gift tags as well!

As mentioned previously: The kit includes 30 steel dies, 6×6 patterned paper pad, 3×4 clear stamps, eight exclusive shaker toppings and nine foam/acetate shakers.  As a holiday bonus, outline dies are included in this kit as well ($8.95 value).

Also available:  A coordinating Winter Wonderland Solid paper padtopping refills, and soon to be available foam and acetate refills. There are also Holiday Sprinkles 1 and Holiday Sprinkles 2 on sale.

On this card I die-cut packages from the patterned paper.  Using the same “gift box” die, I varied the height creating the appearance of different sizes.

Inside, I placed shiny toppings from the kit as well as a sprinkling of clear diamonds. Once assembed, I adhered over a flag shape from Foundations 2, then layered atop the other pieces. As a finishing touch, I added white accent dots to the red patterned paper using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Here I used the super sweet ballerina in the round globe/shaker. I love that there’s a die for her tiny dress and teensy slippers. I die-cut a piece of vellum as the back of the shaker. The snowflakes still show through, they’re just a little more subtle.

Inside, I used pearls and tiny snowflakes from the kit. Before securing the acetate over the shaker, I used Sheer Glue to adhere several of the tiny snowflakes within the globe so that when the card is standing, the snowflakes are still “suspended.”  The assembled globe was then adhered over a scalloped panel and stitched strip die-cut using Foundations 4.

Lastly, I created a non-shaker card using the sleigh dies.  I first die-cut the sleigh from the leftover foam from the center of one of the globes. I then adhered a red die-cut sleigh over the foam, adding gold dots along the edge using a gold Zig paint marker. (A gold Sharpie would work just as well.) After die-cutting the rails, I colored over that piece with the gold marker as well, then adhered.

I placed the sleigh atop a scalloped rectangle from Foundations 2, tucking in a scattering of small die-cut gifts. The sentiment was stamped onto a flag strip, then cropped, placing the sentiment portion over foam tape.

You can find all of Queen & Company‘s current Black Friday options HERE.  (Warning…shaker cards are very addictive!)

Thanks so much for visiting today.  🙂

1amichele siggy

Wreaths and Knitting

Hello everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we’re using images from the latest release. With so many amazing choices, I could only narrow it down to two.  🙂

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Wren and Her Wreath

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, C3, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G18, G19, G28, R83, RV11, RV32, RV34, Y21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

First I used super cute Uptown Girl Wren and Her Wreath.  She’s so dainty. I love her.

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers then paper-pieced her dress. Once the dress was adhered in place, I added a bit of shading with gray markers. I also added tiny white dots to the wreath using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. Lastly, I stamped a Long Distance Christmas Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Knitting Penguin

Copic markers – BG15, R00, R14, R29, R59, W00, W1, W2, W5, W7, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR04, YR15, YR18

I adore images that feature knitting. I can make a scarf, but that’s about the extent of my experience. I’d like to sometime try a cable pattern but that sounds a bit scary.  Haha. 

This is my favorite of the new penguin images, Knitting Penguin. The image was colored with markers, adhered to some older Doodlebug paper and then the sentiment was stamped in one line using my MISTI to help with alignment.

Stamping Bella Thanksgiving Oddball

Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E07, E09, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G07, G09, W1, W3, W4, W7, W9, 100, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR04

Also this week, I created the above card using Thanksgiving Oddball. She comes with the sentiment I used here plus a second fun and quirky sentiment, “Get Your Fat Pants Ready.” Haha. I love that one.  Patterned paper is from Queen & Company‘s Happy Harvest paper pad.

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

Queen & Company’s NEW Winter Wonderland Shaker Kit

Hello everyone! Queen & Company is beginning Black Friday early! You can check out the current offerings HERE. And just in time is brand new Winter Wonderland Shaker Kit. The kit includes 30 steel dies, 6×6 patterned paper pad, 3×4 clear stamps, eight exclusive shaker toppings and nine foam/acetate shakers.  Holiday Bonus: Outline dies are included in this kit ($8.95 value).

Also available is a coordinating Winter Wonderland Solid paper pad, topping refills, and soon to be available foam and acetate refills. There are also Holiday Sprinkles 1 and Holiday Sprinkles 2 on sale.  Whew! So much fun! I also highly recommend Sheer Glue.  It’s my favorite for attaching the card stock outline and attachments over acetate. 

Queen & Company Winter Wonderland Shaker kit

Here, I used the house, trees, snowman and reindeer/sleigh with patterned papers from the kit as well as extra solids. Berries on the wreath and Rudolph’s nose are just random tiny circles leftover from another die.

Queen & Company Winter Wonderland Shaker kit (close-up)

Inside I placed snowflake toppings from the kit along with white Pops and clear Diamonds.

Queen & Company Winter Wonderland Shaker kit

On this card I used the Mary and Joseph silhouette with dies from Foundations 4.

Queen & Company Winter Wonderland Shaker kit (close-up)

Inside I added irridescent sprinkles from the kit along with clear diamonds. (They’re my favorite and I use a lot of them!)

Queen & Company Winter Wonderland Shaker kit

It’s easy to create non-shaker cards with the kit too! Here I built a snowman, added a couple trees and snow drifts using Curvy Borders.

Queen & Company Winter Wonderland Shaker kit (close-up)

Once assembled, I added bright white dots in the centers of the snowflakes using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen, rounded the corners and adhered to my card base.

You can check out the Black Friday sale as well as Winter Wonderland kit and all extras HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

You Can Move Mountains

Hello everyone. Now that I’ve delivered these cards to their recipients I feel I can share here. I didn’t want to ruin the surprise.  🙂

I used super cute Follow Your Arrow from The Cat’s Pajamas latest release. I absolutely adore it.

The Cat's Pajamas Follow Your Arrow

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG32, BG70, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, W3, Y21, YG06, YG09, YR23

I also used new Slimline Basics to create the clouds. Eventually I hope to create an actual slimline card.

The Cat's Pajamas Follow Your Arrow

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG32, BG70, E07, E09, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R00, R01, R20, W3, Y21, YG06, YG09, YR23

With both cards, I used Queen & Company‘s Happy Harvest patterned paper with coloring on X-Press It Blending Card. Tiny dots on the fox’s feather were added with a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

You can find all of The Cat’s Pajamas latest releases here. I purchased a second stamp set I hope to use soon.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Fall is My Favorite Color

Hello everyone! The inspiration for this week’s challenge with Stamping Bella comes from the photo below. So many options!

I chose the color palette to use with new Curvy Girl Loves Autumn. She’s so cute with her sweater dress, scarf and flowers. 🙂

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves Autumn

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card (back in stock!), I colored with Copic markers (listed below the close-up photo) then carefully cut her out and layered atop a block of Queen & Company‘s Happy Harvest patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves Autumn (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G40, G43, G46, R24, R29, R39, R89, W1, YR15, YR16, YR18; Kirarina Wink Orange maker

I added tiny dots to her scarf using a Kirarina Wink Orange marker then adhered a scattering of tiny leaves, also colored with Copic markers.

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