Category Archives: My Designs

Never Stop Dreaming

Hello everyone! Happy Friday to you! This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with images from the latest release.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Astronauts and Starry Sky Backdrop

I chose new Tiny Townie Astronauts. I love that the set comes with four different little astronaut images. I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used a fine tip pen to add the dotted heart design on the flag and a white Sharpie to add dots to the space suits.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Astronauts and Starry Sky Backdrop
Copic markers – B000, B69, B91, B93, B95, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E35, R01, Y21

To create the background, I first dotted the black card stock with a powder tool then stamped Starry Sky Backdrop using white pigment ink. I covered the panel with white detail embossing powder then heat embossed. Once assembled, I added a sprinkling of tiny clear rhinestone gems onto the background.

Stamping Bella Astrology Chart

This week I also posted in Instagram the above card using new Astrology Chart. The set comes with the chart, the Tiny Townie girl and the sentiment. Note: I used my MISTI to rearrange the breaking of the sentiment to better fit the space on my card.

Copic markers – BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E40, E79, G40, G43, G46, R01, W1, W2, Y000, Y21, Y38, YR23, YR31

I paper-pieced the dress then added a row of rhinestones around the inner circle of the chart. To add a bit of dimension, I placed a foam square behind the girl’s head while attaching the lower part of her body directly onto the card front.

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

Is It Halloween Yet?

Hello crafty friends. 🙂 This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with images from the Stamp of the Month category, Bundle Girls.

Stamping Bella Grim Reaper Bundle Girl

I chose Grim Reaper Bundle Girl. (I still think she’s cute, even dressed as a reaper.) After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers (listed below the close-up photo) and layered over Taylored Expressions’ Birch Tree Cutting Plate. Dotted pattern was added to the clothing using a lavender Kirarina Wink glitter pen.

Stamping Bella Grim Reaper Bundle Girl
CopIc markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, R01, R21, V09, V15, V17; Kirarina Wink Lavender glitter pen

The birch tree and star papers are from Queen & Company‘s Hocus Pocus paper pad. Once assembled I adhered some black and purple jelly gems to add a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella’s Oddball Frankenstein.

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

You Say Witch…

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a nice week. The weather here is glorious and I’m soaking it all in…while it’s here! 🙂 This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with “vintage” images, otherwise known as “any not in the new release category.”

Stamping Bella Oddball Witch
Copic markers – BG11, BV17, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, V12, V15, V17, W5, W7, 100, Y21, YG03, YR16

I chose to use Oddball Witch. She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used my MISTI to break up the sentiment, changing it to four lines instead of two. To add a bit of dimension, I placed foam tape beneath the witch’s hat and head while adhering her boots and broom directly to the card base. I used a strip of (old) Doodlebug Design Halloween Parade patterned paper and adhered a few Queen & Company purple epoxy dots.

Stamping Bella Christmas Camper
Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BV02, BV13, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E53, G21, G94, G99, R29, R39, R89

Also this week, I colored new Christmas Camper. Once colored, I added “snow” by dotting a white Sharpie over the tree, wreath and ground.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

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

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella September Stamp of the Month

Hello everyone. This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with the September Stamp of the Month, Bundle Girl on a Swing. Now through September 30, 2021 this super sweet image with sentiment is 50% off.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl on a Swing
Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E07, E08, E09, E11, E31, E33, G94, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YR23

After stamping the image onto X-Press It Blending Card, I inked the end of the branch and stamped three additional times to create more of the tree. I colored with Copic markers, added dots with a fine tip white Sharpie marker and then used my MISTI to break up the sentiment and align the words/spacing. (I use the MISTI to stamp my base images also. It makes my stamping life soooo much easier.) Striped paper is from Queen & Company‘s Happy Harvest paper pad.

This week I also created the two cards below:

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Under an Umbrella
Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E35, E37, E79, R01, R81, R83, R85, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21

New Tiny Townies Under an Umbrella, Queen & Company Garden Party patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Edna and the Manatee
Copic markers -BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E53, G28, R01, R35, R43, RV00, RV02, RV13, RV21, Y21, YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG09

New Edna and the Manatee, Taylored Expressions Go With the Flow stencil, Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.

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

Here’s a Cup of Positivi-TEA

Hello everyone. It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted. Things have been crazy busy here. Not bad, just exhausting, non-stop “stuff.” Hopefully, I’m getting back on track now. 🙂 Today I’m sharing the weekly Stamping Bella challenge, then at the end I’ll also post work I shared on Instagram.

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E27, E29, E35, E50, R24, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21

This week we’re creating with images from the latest release. I have a couple. 🙂 First, I used Tiny Townie Loves Tea. I paper-pieced her dress and tea cup/saucer then added shading with my Copic markers. I think the sentiment is cute. 🙂

Copic markers – B23, B24, B26, B28, BG10, BG70, BG78, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, G07, G28, R24, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3

Next I have super cute new Gnomedeer. After coloring, I added dots of white using an extra fine tip white Sharpie. Simple Stripes patterned paper and Bitty Buttons are from Queen & Company.

Posted in the last two weeks on Instagram:

Tiny Townie Nurse

Tiny Townie Patricia Loves Pumpkins

Oddball Edgar Allan

I’ll Always Have Your Back Stuffies

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

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

Thanks SO much for visiting! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella New Release – Curvy Girl Previews

Hello, everyone! It’s Day 2 of Stamping Bella new release previews! Today I’m sharing four new Curvy Girls. 🙂

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

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Vet
Copic markers – B21, B23, B24, C3, C5, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, R01, R29, Y21, YR23

First meet Curvy Girl Vet. She’s adorable with her armful of kitties. I paired her with older Doodlebug Designs Puppy Love patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Nurse
Copic markers – BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, N1, N3, V12, V15, V17, Y21, YG05, YG67

Next I have Curvy Girl Nurse. I love the little tray. Before adhering the sentiment strip, I die-cut and colored a Little Bits Stethoscope, then adhered all over Simple Stripes patterned paper. I also added a tiny enamel heart to her lanyard.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Mermaid
Copic markers – B0000, BG0000, BG10, BG70, C00, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, E37, G09, R83, R85, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV11, Y17, Y21, YG05, YR16

There’s a new, very lovely Curvy Girl Mermaid as well. I used Echo Park Let’s Be Mermaids patterned paper, sprinkled a few pearls around and added some Diamond Stickles to the mermaid body and tail.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with Holiday Gifts
Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G20, G21, G29, G94, G99, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR15

And lastly, I have Curvy Girl with Holiday Gifts. I used a fine point white Sharpie to add dots to the packages as well as faux “sparkle” to her dress and the die-cut bow.

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today to see many more new releases and samples! Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Let’s Just Eat Cake

Hello everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with the latest release. So many choices…

Stamping Bella Odball Marie
Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG23, BG34, BG45, BG49, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E50, E53, R01, R02, R12, R22, R24, R29, Y21

I chose Oddball Marie. After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I cut her out and adhered her over an embossed birthday panel. It’s hard to see but is there. Any tips on photographing white embossing? I can never seem to capture it.

I also took a moment this week to color this sweet gnome:

Stamping Bella Flowery Gnome
Copic markers – BG10, BG70, BV00, BV01, BV02, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E70, E71, E74, E77, G09, G28, R83, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG09, YR23

Flowery Gnome was also colored with Copic markers. As an added bit of sparkle, I adhered a few Queen & Company Jelly Gems within his bouquet.

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

Hanging with My Gnomies

Hello everyone! I hope your week has been fine. Today the Stamping Bella team is creating using this photo as inspiration:

I kept my card simple using Gnome Pile and a cloud border.

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment was attached using my favorite tiny stapler.

While I had the cloud border and ink out, I decided to create a second card using Gnome on a Swing. I adore the sentiment. I respositioned the words a bit using my Misti. As a finishing touch, I added some white dots to the hat and a handful of Queen & Company‘s sparkly jelly gems around the branch.

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

Wishing You the Best Day Ever

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting older images. It’s been a while since I’ve colored one of the Tiny Townie Garden Girls so I chose one of those.  🙂

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Violet

First I stamped Floral Forest Backdrop onto X-Press It Blending Card using a lavender ink. I adhered the gingham strip at the base of the flowers then stamped a Happy Birthday Sentiment and adhered some of Queen & Company‘s pretty Gerber Daisies.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Violet (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E43, E44, E47, E49, V12, V15, V17, V99, YG05

Garden Girl Violet was also stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and then colored with Copic markers. I used a fine point white Sharpie to add dots to the flowers. When adhering her over the stamped background, I glued her legs directly to the paper and placed a foam square beneath her head. This added just a bit of dimension to the image.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Next week we’re using images from the Stamp of the Month category, Exclusive or Miscellaneous images. As a reminder, Cacti stamp set is available at 50% off through July 31, 2021. All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Life Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

Hello, hello! What’s new this week? Nothing here.

Today the Stamping Bella team is creating with the July Stamp of the Month, Cacti. The set consists of five lovely cacti and sentiment, 50% off through July 31st.

Stamping Bella Cacti

Copic markers – E07, E08, E09, E35, G21, G85, G94, G99, RV66, RV69, V06, Y35, YG63, YG67, YG99, YR14

I blended a bit of a sunrise with Distress Inks then die-cut the rectangle, leaving a bit of a white edge. Cacti were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.  I also used a Dandelion Kirarina Wink pen to add a bit of dotted design to each pot.

Stamping Bella Hayley the Hero

Copic markers – B26, B28, B29, BG10, C00, C1, C2, C3, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, E49, R24, R29, R59, R89, Y21, YR23

This week I also colored sweet Hayley the Hero from the Tiny Townie collection. She’s very patriotic.  🙂

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