Queen & Company’s NEW Flower Shaker Kit

Hello everyone!  I hope you are well. I’m doing my best to remain positive.

It’s a beautiful spring day here so I thought I’d share some fun new spring/summer Shaped Shaker cards using a kit now available from Queen & Company.

The Flower Shaker kit includes the flower shaker die, stitched flower outline die, a 2×3 stamp set, four foam and acetate shakers, four shaped cardstock bases and four envelopes! Sooooo fun!

On my first Flower Shaker I used lovely Flirty Florals patterned paper with the sentiment stamped onto a strip die-cut using Foundations 4. On each side of the sentiment I stitched a pink button.

Inside the shaker areas I placed new Bitty Buttons in pink, yellow and white with a sprinkling of Sequin Confetti also in the center.

On the above Flower Shaker I used Under the Sea and All Bundled Up patterned paper. The sentiment was broken up into several lines and aligned using my MISTI.

Inside the shaker areas I used Bitty Buttons in purple and pink and sprinkled in some pink and white Pops toppings. Before adhering the white sentiment piece, I stitched a few purple heart shaped buttons.

On my third Flower Shaker card I used white card stock for the stitched outline and pink and yellow paper from Bring on Spring paper pad.

In the shaker I placed clear Diamonds as well as black Bitty Buttons and Black/White larger buttons. To the left of the sentiment I stitched a new Black/White Flower button.

I *loved* playing with new Shaped Shaker kits and I know you will too! You can find all of Queen & Company’s newest releases HERE.

I’ll be back soon with more! (I have lots more!) Thanks so much for visiting! Stay safe!

1amichele siggy

 

Stamping Bella’s April Stamp of the Month

Good morning. I hope you are well. We’re beginning to struggle a bit here, getting antsy, teens are getting bored and aggravated. It’s going to be a long  couple of months (or more).  I know it’s difficult for everyone, and I’m VERY thankful that none of my friends or family are currently sick.  But by staying home, we are helping. We have to keep reminding ourselves of that. I may start sewing face masks for those who need them. The DIY instructions were in my Hobby Lobby email this morning.

This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with Uptown Couple Emily & Ryan Under the Umbrella. The image and two sentiments are 25% off through April 30.

Stamping Bella Uptown Couple Emily and Ryan Under the Umbrella

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG10, BG70, E00, E04, E11, E21, E70, E71, E74, E79, R83, R85, R89, RV11, RV32, R0000, R000, G09, G21, G24, Y21, YR23

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The image was mounted onto a block of Simple Stripes patterned paper.  For a bit of dimension, I added a few Doodlebug Rainbow Hearts.

This week I also posted the above card on Instragram using Uptown Girl Sandy and her Sombrero with a Summer Sentiment. I used retired patterned paper from my stash, Taylored Expressions’ Circle Masking Stencil for the sun and a sprinkling of yellow jelly gems for a bit of sparkle.

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! Stay safe, friends!

1amichele siggy

uptown couple EMILY and RYAN under…
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Stripes Paper Pad – Queen & Co
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Amazon.com: Doodlebug LOLS-6223…
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uptown girl SANDY has a SOMBRERO…
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SUMMER SENTIMENT set (SET OF 8 CLING…
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Jelly Gems Bling Yellow – Queen & Co
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Amazon.com: Doodlebug Paper Pad,…
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Masking Stencils – Circles
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TE Blender Brushes
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Copic Sketch Markers | BLICK Art…
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Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Amazon.com: Sizzix 657900 Big Shot…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Quick and Easy Happy Birthday Die-cuts

Hi everyone! Distracting with crafting!

Today I’m popping in with a quick and easy card using Paper SmoochesRainbow Sherbet die-cuts. There is no stamping at all here.

I used all die-cuts from the package other than the scalloped border and honeycomb pattern. The scalloped border and honeycomb pattern were cut using Fab Frames dies and Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper.

Once assembled, I poked a couple holes in the sentiment strip and tied it onto the frame using hemp cord. I used a few clear foam squares to adhere the strip in place.

There are a lot of cute die-cuts in the Rainbow Sherbet die-cut pack. You can check them out here.

Thanks for visiting today.  Please stay safe! And if you are working an essential job (of any kind), THANK YOU. 

1amichele siggy

Rainbow Sherbet Die Cuts
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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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Fab Frames Dies
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Amazon.com: KOOL TAK Clear Foam Pads,…
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Amazon.com: One Package of 400 feet…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Amazon.com: Sizzix Limited 663843 Die…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Bundle Bunny Happy Easter

Hello everyone! How are you? What are you doing to pass your time, if you’re staying home? (I hope you are staying home, if you can.)  I’m still doing my usual work but thinking about painting rooms in the house. I’ve been out a few times for groceries, or to just drive around a bit to get out of the house. The stores and roads are eerily quiet/empty. It’s so very strange. It’s a beautiful day today though so I may spend some time on the deck.

This week the challenge with Stamping Bella was to create using an image from the lastest release. I chose Bundle Girl Bunny.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl Bunny

After stamping both images onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I die-cut and adhered over Queen & Company‘s Sweet Shop patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl Bunny (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, B00, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R00, RV11, RV32, V0000, V01, YR000, YR00, YR01, YG0000, YG00, YG01

I stamped an Easter Sentiment then adhered a few super-sparkly white Petite Posies.

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 

BUNDLE GIRL BUNNY RUBBER STAMP
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BUNDLE GIRL BUNNY “CUT IT OUT” DIE
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EASTER SENTIMENT SET RUBBER STAMPS
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Sweet Shop Paper Pad – Queen & Co
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Petite Posies White – Queen & Co
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Copic Sketch Markers | BLICK Art…
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Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Amazon.com: Sizzix 657900 Big Shot…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone. How is the social distancing going for you? Today my daughter and I attempted homemade pasta. Yes, we were bored. Well, she was. The pasta was “ok.” Would we do it again? Nope. Haha. How are you spending your time? Have you tried anything new?

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using Flutterby from Paper Smooches‘ latest release.

Using my beloved Misti, I stamped each butterfly using pink then orange, yellow, etc. inks, stamping half the butterfly at a time.

I used a strip of Half Moon patterned paper across the top and bottom and stamped a sentiment from Delightful Greetings. Very easy.  🙂

Thanks for visiting today. Stay safe!!

1amichele siggy 

Flutterby
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Delightful Greetings
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Half Moon Paper
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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A Big Fish

Hello, hello. I hope everyone is ok, staying home as much as possible, washing your hands. These are certainly strange and scary times. I feel like I’m living in a Stephen King novel. So so scary. Please be safe.

Stamping Bella Fishing Squidgy

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R02, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, Y38, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR24

Today I’m sharing a card I created using Stamping Bella‘s Fishing Squidgy. Isn’t he cute?

Stamping Bella Fishing Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B91, B93, B95, BG10, BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R02, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, Y38, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR24

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The papers are discontinued. I’m still trying to plow through my ridiculous stack. The sentiment was white embossed and tiny wood hearts (also discontinued from Queen & Company) were adhered with Sheer Glue.

I also posted the two cards below on Instagram this week.

Tiny Townie Becky Loves Bunny Wobbles with an Easter Sentiment and Bring on Spring paper.

Reading Gnome with retired Doodlebug Designs Happy Camper 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!  Stay safe! ♥♥♥

1amichele siggy 

FISHING SQUIDGY RUBBER STAMP
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FISHING SQUIDGY “CUT IT OUT” DIE
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READING GNOME RUBBER STAMP
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Tiny Townie BECKY LOVES BUNNY WOBBLES…
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Tiny Townie BECKY LOVES BUNNY WOBBLES…
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EASTER SENTIMENT SET RUBBER STAMPS
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Bring On Spring Paper Pad – Queen & Co
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Simon Says Stamp Stencils GRASSY…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
[ MRK ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Copic Sketch Markers | BLICK Art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Ranger Embossing Powder,…
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Amazon.com: EK Tools 54-04002 Powder…
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Amazon.com: KOOL TAK Clear Foam Pads,…
[ AMZUS ]
Sheer Glue – Queen & Co
[ QNN ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Amazon.com: Sizzix 657900 Big Shot…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Happy Easter Bunny Wobbles

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I hope it’s a happy Friday for you! So much happening in this world right now…

Stamping Bella Row of Bunny Wobbles

This week with Stamping Bella we’re using older images. I have had an injured eye so I chose an image that required little coloring. I adore this Row of Bunny Wobbles. The set comes were several little decorated eggs as well, but I needed to keep it simple (which is fine)!

Stamping Bella Row of Bunny Wobbles (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, R0000, R000

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I cut around the bottom then matted onto Queen & Company‘s Bring on Spring patterned paper. To finish, I stamped an Easter Sentiment and adhered a sprinkling of epoxy dots in purple, orange, green, blue and pink.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp of the Month, Squidgy in a Basket (which is 25% off through 3/31/2020). In other words, use any image from the Squidgies category.  All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

row of BUNNY WOBBLES RUBBER STAMP…
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EASTER SENTIMENT SET RUBBER STAMPS
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Bring On Spring Paper Pad – Queen & Co
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Epoxy Dots Pink – Queen & Co
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Epoxy Dots Purple – Queen & Co
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Epoxy Dots Green – Queen & Co
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Epoxy Dots Blue – Queen & Co
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Epoxy Dots Orange – Queen & Co
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
[ MRK ]
XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
[ MRK ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers | BLICK Art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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hello abode

Hello everyone! I’m popping in today to share a clean and simple card using Paper Smooches‘ new Abode stamp set.

Abode is a cute 3 x 4 stamp set with several images to create a little sitting area.  Also included are a couple of sentiments.

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers, paper-piecing the chair using Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.  🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Abode
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Rainbow Sherbet Paper
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers | BLICK Art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Paper Smooches March Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share Paper Smooches‘ March release!  This month we are featuring three new 3 x 4 stamp sets and one stencil.

You can find the new release, now available for purchase HERE.

PRIZE ALERT: To add extra fun to our hop we are giving away TWO $50 gift codes to use at the PS online store.  (Details below.)

Paper Smooches So Lovely

I used new So Lovely stamp set. The set comes with the one flower image and several sentiments. I stamped the first rose, masked it with a Post It Note and stamped the next rose, continuing to fill the bottom left corner.

Paper Smooches So Lovely (close-up)

Copic markers – G40, G46, RV52, RV63, V05, V06, W00, W1

I colored with Copic markers, added a strip of Half Moon striped patterned paper and a few of Queen & Company‘s black Epoxy Dots.

HERE ARE THE PRIZE DETAILS:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below. You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on March 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer <–you are here

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do!   https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop. (Follow PS on Twitter  at https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

In doing some or all of the above, you will have up to four extra chances to win on each blog.

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

1amichele siggy

So Lovely
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Half Moon Paper
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Epoxy Dots Neutral – Queen & Co
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
[ MRK ]
Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
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Copic Sketch Markers | BLICK Art…
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Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
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Post-it Notes, 5 Pads, America’s #1…
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Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
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Stamping Bella’s March Stamp of the Month

Hello! It’s time for the Stamping Bella team to share samples using the March Stamp of the Month, Squidgy in a Basket.  🙂  The stamp set and coordinating die are both 25% off through March 31, 2020.  (Die is currently sold out.)

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket

I stamped this cute squidgy onto X-Press it Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed below the close-up photo ↓).

Stamping Bella Squidgy in a Basket (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, C3, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, R000, R01, R20, RV91, V01, V12, V15, V17, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95

After coloring, I added a bit of zig-zag stitching and a few of Queen & Company‘s purple Ice Flowers (coming soon).

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 SQUIDGY in a BASKET RUBBER STAMP…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 25 shts…
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XP- Blending Card 8.5 x 11 – 125 shts…
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Pretty Pastels Patterned Paper 8″X8″…
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Ice Flower Purple – Queen & Co
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Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White…
[ PPR ]
Copic Sketch Markers | BLICK Art…
[ BLIC ]
Brand New Memento Full Size Dye Ink…
[ AMZUS ]
Double-Sided Tape Runner, 1/3″ x…
[ XPR ]
Amazon.com: Sizzix 657900 Big Shot…
[ AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper…
[ AMZUS ]