Category Archives: My Designs

Life is a Balance

Good morning everyone, or afternoon, whatever time of day it is for you. Once some rain clears out here, we’re in for glorious cool weather with sun and a breeze. I can’t wait. Fall is my favorite season.  🙂

Today the Stamping Bella team is creating with images from the Stuffies category. Donkey Trio Stuffies is the September Stamp (set) of the Month so now we’re sharing other images from that same category. (Donkey Trio Stuffies is currently 50% off through 9/30. It’s a four-stamp set for only $6.50!)

Stamping Bella Leo the Balancing Stuffie

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E07, E09, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, E79, G24, G28, R01, R02, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, Y26, Y28, YR04, YR15, YR18

I used my MISTI to stamp the lions onto X-Press It Blending Card then  colored with Copic markers. I also used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment in one long line rather than the four lines presented on the stamp. Patterned papers are from Queen & Company’s Happy Harvest paper pad.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Hattie Loves Halloween

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, G28, R01, R02, V12, V15, V17, W2, Y21, YG03, YG09, YG67, YR14, YR16; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Also, this week I posted in Instagram the above card using Tiny Townie Hattie Loves Halloween. (The die is currently steeply discounted!)  The Fall Sentiment was stamped in white and then white embossed, stars attached and then tiny dots added using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. It’s fabulous on black, isn’t it?

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

thankful

Hello everyone. I hope your week has gone well. And I hope YOU are well. So far, so good here.

This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting older images. I adore the Teeny  Tiny Townies and since I’m impatiently awaiting fall, I chose to use Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie. The corresponding die is still available at a huge discount (while supplies last) so that’s a great deal to grab!

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie

She’s stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Isn’t she cute?

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E04, E07, E09, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG63, YG67, YG97

I had to dig deep to find my metal buttons. I haven’t used them in so very long.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the September Stamp of the Month, Donkey Trio Stuffies (which is 50% off through 9/30/2020). In other words, use any image from the Stuffies category.  All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s September Stamp of the Month

Hello everyone! Happy Friday. We’re experiencing “cooler” weather this weekend and I cannot wait. I’m so ready for fall, my favorite season.  🙂

Today the Stamping Bella team is sharing creations using the September Stamp of the Month, Donkey Trio Stuffies, available at 50% off through 9/30/20.  The set includes three donkey images and the sentiment “Any day spent with you is my favorite day.”

Stamping Bella Donkey Trio Stuffies

I used this forlorn cutie, paired with an I Miss Your Face sentiment. The image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Donkey Trio Stuffies (close-up)

Copic markers – E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, W00, W1, W2

Once colored, I masked him (using a Post It note) then adhered a piece of Post It Tape to create a “ground” line, then adhered a Circle Masking Stencil. After blending in the setting sun I shifted the ground line tape up and blended in a bit of ground. Lastly, I stamped the I Miss Your Face sentiment and adhered to a block of Queen & Company‘s Picture Perfect 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

Blog “Hug” for Kim

Hello everyone! Today is a special sort of post. Both past and most recent design team members are celebrating Kim of Paper Smooches!

I have already sent a card to Kim expressing my deep appreciation for her, her talent, her friendship, etc., so my card today is more of a “hello.”

Paper Smooches Garden Greetings

When I first noticed Kim’s images in 2008, maybe even a bit before then, I immediately fell in love. Her quirky designs are like no other. To eventually be asked to design for her was this stamper’s dream come true.

Paper Smooches Garden Greetings (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG01, E000, E01, R000, R00, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV11, Y000, Y11, YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG06; Kirarina Wink White Pearl

Kim, I know I’ve already said this (more than once), but thank you from the bottom of my heart, for your faith in me, in my creativity. Thank you for sharing your talent with so many, and thank you for being YOU. Love you and can’t wait to see what comes next!

If you’d like to see more creations celebrating Kim, there’s a master list HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Peace & Love

Hello everyone. I hope the week has been good for you. It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we’re featuring images from the latest release. I have two.  🙂

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Namaste/Good Vibes Sentiment

Copic markers – C000, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, YG03, YG06, YG09

My first card features Curvy Girl Namaste. I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. After coloring, I paper-pieced her shirt using Queen & Company‘s Flirty Florals patterned paper, masked the whole image, then used Taylored Expressions’ Circle Masking Stencil with TE’s Go With the Flow stencil adhered over that. I simply used pieces of Post It Note tape to hold the two stencils in place. I then blended in the ink swirls with TE’s blender brushes. To finish, I added a Good Vibes sentiment and a sprinkling of sparkly white Ice Flowers  from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves Essential Oils/Good Vibes Sentiment

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E27, E33, E35, E37, E40, E50, E51, E53, R00, R01, R20, Y0000, Y000, Y21, YG03

Also from the latest release is Curvy Girl Loves Essential Oils. She too was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with markers. Once colored, I stamped another Good Vibes sentiment, adhered the image to a block of Flirty Florals paper and added sparkly white Petite Posies, also from Queen & Company.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

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

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

I Believe in You

Hello everyone. Happy Friday. I hope you’re doing well.  You may recall that Stamping Bella‘s Rosie & Bernie in Hawaii (featured HERE) is the August Stamp of the Month, available at 50% off through, 8/31. This week the design team is featuring other images from that same category.

Stamping Bella Meet Rosie & Bernie

I chose to use Meet Rosie & Bernie. The image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and then dots added using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Stamping Bella Meet Rosie & Bernie (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, C00, C0, C1, C2, R00, R83, RV0000, RV11, Y0000; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Rainbow Stripes and heart are from The Stamp Market. Once assembled, I stamped a Unicorn Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Willow the Witch

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BV29, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, E37, E41, E43, G29, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV29, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, W3, W7, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR23

Also this week, I posted the above card using Tiny Townie Willow the Witch on Instagram. On each side I added a strip of Hocus Pocus paper and sprinkled several blue Jelly Gems along the bottom (both from Queen & Company).

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

Happy (almost) Fall!

Hello everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we’re creating with older images (anything not from the current release). Since the Littles and Little Bits are so much fun, I chose to use a couple sets from that category.

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

Note: Use code PAPERCUTS15 (not case sensitive) to save 15% when checking out at X-Press It (Blending Card/adhesives) or Marker Universe (Kirarina Wink pens).

Stamping Bella Littles Fall Fruit and Nature

I paired the sweet girl and basket of apples from Fall Fruit with the little fox from Nature.

Stamping Bella Littles Fall Fruit and Nature (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E07, E08, E09, E11, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, G24, G29, G85, R24, R29, R89, W4, Y21, YR18, YR23

The background was created by masking off the borders then blending in distress ink.  I used a tiny leaf stencil to then blend in some subtle falling leaves. Once all pieces were assembled, I added some sparkly orange Gems from Queen & Company.  Lastly I stamped a Fall Sentiment.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the August Stamp of the Month, Rosey & Bernie in Hawaii (which is 50% off through 8/31/2020). In other words, use any image from the Rosie & Bernie category.  All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s Pumpkin Shaker Kit

Hello everyone.  🙂  Today I thought I’d share three cards I created using Queen & Company‘s Pumpkin Shaker Kit. How is it even possible that fall is right around the corner? In some respects this year has dragged and in others, it seems to be flying by.

The Pumpkin Shaker Kit includes the pumpin shaker die, pumpkin outline die, a 2″ x 3″ stamp set, four foam/acetate shakers, four shaped cardstock bases and four envelopes. The finished size is approximately 4 3/4″ x 4″.  The kit is very easy and so much fun! I also recommend Sheer Glue as the perfect adhesive for embellishments and especially acetate.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit

On my first card, I paired the shaker with Happy Harvest patterned paper.  The paper pad has the perfect mix of lively patterns for the inside and solid patterns for the outline and stem.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside I placed a mix of orange and green buttons, Sequin Confetti and Pastel Diamonds. The buttons are also available in a collection of all  seven colors HERE.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit

Next I used the Pumpkin Shaker kit and Hocus Pocus patterned paper to create a Halloween shaker.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside I used Bitty Buttons in black, orange and yellow, Pops, Sequin Confetti and Gems. On the stem, I used black string and an Orange Flower button. A collection of all eight packages of pretty Flower Buttons can be found here and nine packages of Bitty Buttons here.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit

Lastly, I created a more traditionally colored shaker pumpkin using Special Delivery paper pad.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside I placed orange and yellow Bitty Buttons with orange and white Pops.  I die-cut two flagged strips, stamped the sentiment and adhered to the pumpkin outline using hemp cord.

You can find a large assortment of shaker kits HERE. Refills too!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s August Stamp of the Month

Hello everyone. Today the Stamping Bella team is sharing samples using the August Stamp of the Month, Rosie & Bernie in Hawaii. The image and the  coordinating die are both 50% off through 8/31/20.

Stamping Bella Rosie & Bernie in Hawaii

I paired Rosie and Bernie with their Palm Tree and a sentiment from the Adventure Sentiment set.

Stamping Bella Rosie & Bernie in Hawaii (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG000, BG13, BG18, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, G09, N0, N1, N3, N7, N9, R17, RV000, RV00, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17, RV32, RV55, Y08, Y13, Y17, YR04; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

The images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Once colored, I added a few accent white dots using a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Note: Use code PAPERCUTS15 (not case sensitive) to save 15% when checking out at X-Press It (Blending Card/adhesives) or Marker Universe (Kirarina Wink pens).

The strip of patterned paper is from Queen & Company‘s Fruit Basket paper pad, and the yellow Jelly Gems are from Queen & Company as well.

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

Queen & Company’s Under the Sea Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple cards I created using Queen & Company‘s super cute Under the Sea Shaker Kit.  It’s definitely at the top of my list of favorite kits. Included are 16 dies, a 6″ x 6″ paper pad, 4″ x 6″ stamp set, 27 foam and acetate shakers and 13 toppings. Most of the ingredients are also available as refills HERE.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

How cute is that mermaid?  I especially like the little detail of the slit in her hair into which her head/body is inserted.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

All of the toppings I added to the shaker are included in the kit. As an extra, I added those beautiful Sea Stone embellishments. I *love* them. They’re available in a bundle of eight colors (ALL lovely) or individually. I used purple.  I also added a sprinkling of Jelly Gems. The tiny white dots on the shell were added using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

Next, I used the cute crab. To cut the wavy lines I used one of the four dies from Curvy Borders.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

All toppings are included in the kit except I did add a few clear Diamonds.

You can check out all of Queen & Company’s specialty kits HERE. ALL fun!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  🙂

1amichele siggy