Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Happy Harmony Cards!! Finally!!

Well I finally got a chance to play around with my happy harmony set I won from Lori!! I used the same layout for these cards but I just changed the colors and I really like the cameo coral one!! I used the thanks CB folder on the bashful blue one and the swirls CB folder on the cameo one!! Hope you likey!!

Tri-fold cards!!

I learned how to do this from a tutorial on SCS I believe, but if you wanna know how let me know and I can find the post for you! I just cant find it right now and I am being a little lazy!! I just wanna stamp!! Well the 1st one I did about a week ago but just never posted it. I used the 1st in fashion set! I just love it!! and the 2nd one I used the Happy Harmony set and the polka dots and paisleys paper!! I just started with the designer paper and went with the colors from there!! I love the cameo coral and the olive together!! I really and gonna have to start using this color combo a little more!! and then on the card I used some "Stickles" for the 1st time!! UMMM excuse me...why haven't ya'll told me about this stuff before?? I mean come on help a sistah out! I just love this stuff!! As you well know I am a glitter Diva!! Thanks to my wonderful upline Robyn!! May she stamp forever!! and this stuff is just to darn cool!! It comes in a ton of colors but I got the "diamonds" just to be safe!! Well lets just say I gotta get more of this stuff!! It took a little bit to dry but I really like it! I probably coulda ran the heat gun over it and sped up the process but I just let it lay out over night! I stamped the sentiment on the inside and left a little room for signing our whatever! I really liked this one!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

I've been tagged!!

I have been blog tagged by Stephanie at Islandblossomshop Thanks so much Stephanie!!
Now I have to list my favorite 5 blogs!! Man this was hard cause I have about 40 that i surf every day and they are all FAB~O but I will try and narrow it down!!

1. Lori Ames at Live-Love-Laugh-Create~ This lady is super talented and one of the nicest people you will ever talk to!! I won her blog candy contest and got the super cool set Happy harmony! Which I will be posting a few cards from later!! She has been peer pressuring me to create with it!! LOL!

2. Stephanie at Islandblossom Shop~ And no its not just because she tagged me!! I just found her blog a bout a week ago but she has so many great ideas i just drool over some of the stuff shes got over there!! Her store is supper cool as well!!

3.Heather at A secret garden grows here~ I met Heater a few years ago through our online yahoo group for our SU downlines group! She has 3 beautiful children and we were preggy with our youngest together for a little while!! I whined to her a little I am sure!! She is also very talented when it comes to SU! The idea she has on her blog for the card jars is super cute and I so will be CASEing it!! Go check it out!

4.Melissa over at Stamping through the tulips~ Melissa did my banner for me and my SU water mark she is uber nice and very talented!! And while making my banner and watermarks she made sure that I loved everything about it and was willing to make any changes I wanted...even though I didnt need any, the 1st draft was just fine with me!

5.Cori B at Inkventive Expressions~ I think Cori is the 1st blog I ever visited. I met her on SCS when her and I did a trade and she was so sweet, well I saw her blog address in her siggy line and visited, I think I started a blog that day!! and let me tell you having a blog actually forces me to stamp because I do not want my readers to get board!! Well Cori is the bestest, she has so many great ideas and I just LOVE her FAB~O style!

Well there it is, 5 blogs!! Listed in no particular order but every ones blog is great!! If you subscribe to my blog please leave a comment here so I can put you on my blog roll!! I have been getting a few emails saying I have new subscribers so introduce yourself!! I wanna know ya!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

One more bella tonight!!

I cannot make any promises that this will be the last one for the night but its the last one for right now!! Long story short Hubby had kiddos duty tonight while I went to a stampin thing at the LSS and he left Haley-bug nap from 6:30 to 9 and Preston fell asleep on his floor while playing with trucks and napped for about an hour at abou 7 so needless to say I have 2 hyper children playing at 1o:45 at night!! They are usually well in bed by this time. Well I made this bella today as well I just used a scrap of paper from a stack that I had and it kinda matches the other colors I used!! I already had this bella stamped and colored so I just kinda did the card around the colors I had used for her. Okay so now I am going to stamp a little more maybe I will be back tonight. If not I will post my creations tomorrow!!

Just Beachy!!

I was feeling a little beachy today so I decided to make this little gal! I just love her and I really love this card!! I think that these would have to be my 3 favorite colors right now!! Pink passion, tempting turquoise, and green galore!! aren't they just fab~o? and I just love this rick rack!! I picked it up the other day by the yard at my LSS and it matches our paper so well!! I also got a pink rick rack as well! I also cuttlebugged the background on this one. man I don't know what I did for backgrounds before my wondrous bug! I could not deside what type of sentiment I wanted to use so I just stamped hello on a mini tag and went with that!

Paisley birthday bella!

I made this card for a very good friend at work who had a birthday yesterday, I am sorry I am a little late posting it. Mel has blond hair with brown highlights so i just had to highlight bellas hair. It was super fun!! I just loved the way it turned out, so simple yet so elegant. I used creamy caramel and pretty in pink cardstock, I had to add some bling so I added it in the middle of the primas and on her hat! I am not sure if you can tell or not but I stamped her gift and party hat and cut it out and put it on the whole image of her so her hat matches the designer paper on the side. I cuttlebugged the background with the birthday folder that I just love!! Hope you like it!!

Nurse Bella!!

I just whipped up this card for My best friends little sisters graduation from nursing school!! I am so proud of her!! I have know this girl since she was one year old!! I used to help Katie beat this kid up and we kicked her out of our fort and now she is graduating from nursing school!! and she just got engaged to boot!! The little...umm big turd!! She is thinking really hard about going into pediatrics so I figured this card was fitting!! It was super easy but I wanted to keep it simple!! I used my cuttle bug to emboss the bkgd and that really it! I used blush blossom and bliss blue which i have to say i do not think I have ever used together. Hope you all like it!! I'll post some more tonight I am going to a stampin thing at the local sb store so I hope I have some kid free fun!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

tonights bella!

I know I promised to dust off my SU stamps but I had a card and my new bella was begging to be inked!! Tomorrow is my assistants last day so I had to make her a card!! She is the definition of girly girl and my nick name for her is blondo! So emmybella was the ticket! I took her and just colored in the purse and shopping bag with my black marker and cut them out to put over the image!! So she has a stylin purse and shopping bag!! See the bling on the purse!! FAB~O!!! I will put the spa gift card inside that we got her and definitely wish her the best! I might have to case myself on this one cause i really liked the way it turned out!! I hope you like it to!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

I won a contest!!

Lorie posted a great blog about photo wallets and then issued a contest well I entered her contest and I won!!! Whoo hoo!!! This is the wallet that I made! This is Lorie's blog address http://live-love-laugh-create.blogspot.com/index.html she is very very talented and she has the directions on her blog for these great cards!!
Hope you guys are having a great time, I am going to stamp some bella swaps night ya'll!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Do you see what this is?? yeah its a clean Stampin table!! make sure you save the link to this post cause i cannot promise that it will stay like this for long but by golly it is clean right now!! I am almost afraid to stamp on it but that will pass tomorrow. I will give it one night of cleanliness!! I decided tonight that I would try and get my Studio in order, so i started with the table and will work my way around the room little by little! Tonight I had Haley underfoot who is trying her hardest to walk using my legs and chairs as aids and Presto the very inquisitive/helpful 4 year old! His favorite word this week is "why" as he was helping he kept saying "why do you need so much paper mommy" and "why do you need all these cool markers". So I said "son I dont know how to tell you this but Mommy is addicted to stamping". without missing a beat Preston said "oh that's okay I can be addicted too" At 4 years old I doubt he knows what addicted is but it was funny!! he amazes me sometimes!! Well that is it for tonight. Hopefully I will get to work on my bitty book tomorrow and I will have some pictures to post!! Good night ya'll!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mini Photo wallet!!

I figured it out!! This is the Mini photo wallet. I had to work with it a little bit but it was super duper

easy once I finally got everything worked out in my head...you know sometimes the hamster is not running to fast up there!! I used the mini envelope template to make the pockets and I used the template for a 2x2 card I just omitted the flap of the card and punched a 1/2 circle with my large circle punch. I used doodle that for the background on the pink passion and for the photo holders I used short order numbers. I used 3, 6, & 9 and pictures of Haley at 3,6, & 9 months. It is hard to believe that she is going to be a year old in just a few weeks!! This is so cute and would be a great gift but the only problem is that you have to have the photos so small. These pics are 2 x 1 5/8 I could have made them a little bigger if I had not used the 1/2 circles and the brads but I like the look of them!! the actual photo mats are 2 1/2 x 1 7/8, I just added a little strip of designer paper up top to add a little ommphh! But this is a great idea to put all of those wallet sized pictures of yours to use!! Especially school pics! OMG I just realized I forgot the bling!! I must go add that now, after all my little diva needs some bling!!

Photo wallet #2

Here is the 2nd photo wallet I just got done with. I used my SU "at home" Simply scrappin kit and my SAB Delight in Life set. It is pretty much self explanatory if you read mt previous post...but if ya didn't go read it NOW!! hehehe!! I am going to go and attempt the Mini wallet that the instructions say you can make so if that turns out I'll post a pic later!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Strictly SU as promised!!

1st of all look at my Supa fly watermark!! get it?? Dragon fly?? Supa fly? hahahaha!! I kill my self!!! Well as promised I broke out my SU stamps and staid strictly SU on this baby except for the little bling on the belly band!! This is a photo wallet and I got the directions for it from SCS at www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/447115. This was super easy once I got my idea in mind! I used my doodle that stamp set and just stamped, I made this wallet for my mom for mothers day since the pics were taken at her house a few weeks ago and she love to show us off. But I will for sure be making more!! One 12x12 sheet makes 2 wallets and a mini wallet the directions say but I have not figured out the mini one yet. I only made one last night and will hopefully work on the other tonight if I get some stampin time. I love the way SUs Tempt Turq and Pink Passion look together. My pink passion has been neglected a little since Pixie pink came out. I was just so proud of myself when I finished this I just love it!! and thanks to the great instructions on SCS I know I will be making more of these!! Hope ya'll like it!!

New Blog Banner!!

I just got a super cool new blog banner from Melissa at http://stampingthroughthetulips.blogspot.com/ Isn't it just the coolest? She did a great job and even made me a very nice SU watermark that I will showcase tonight when I post some stamped stuff! She was fabulous to work with and did everything just like I wanted!! So if you got a minute click on over to her space and show her sum love from Ally B!!

On another note to all of you bellaholics out there that are also SU demos...since you have become addicted to Bellas do you ever feel guilty for neglecting your precious SU rubbah. I do not know why but I feel a certain loyalty to my SU's. I feel like an unfaithful wife (well no, not really but I had to go for the dramatics) I just feel a little guily, I know it will become easier with time but dang!! I have been stampin like crazy with my wonderful bellas and just using a sentiment stamp from SU. I guess its because the only stamps I have ever bought using my own money were SU stamps, I can easily walk by the stampin isles at wal-mart and Micheal's and not give them a second glance but these bellas have given me a run for my money. They are the only non su stamps I have bought. I like to refer to them as my contraband stamps!! LOL! So for the next few days I will try and show some love to my beloved SU rubbah! I started working on a few things last night so I will need to finish up and post later!
Hugs Ya'll!!

Monday, April 9, 2007

A Blogger RAK!

I Got a ton of happy mail today!! 10 packages from my bella image swap and this great RAK!! This is from Nancy at nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com go check out her stuff!! She is very talented! Thank you Nancy for the great card!!

Sunday, April 8, 2007


Here is tonights bella card made with The Bridalbellas, This card was made for a friend who will be having a shower soon for her upcoming wedding. I used my Su watercolor pencils that have been collecting some serious dust on a self in my studio! These are perfect for bellas!! What was I thinking!! I love my SU markers but these pencils and the blender pens are the dog gone bomb!! I used my new Hearts CB embossing folder and some SU double sided designer paper that matches the polkadots and paisley stamp set. It is called petals & paisleys those paper is so totally cool and the thumbnails in the SU spring mini do not do it justice at all!! I do believe a few more packs of this will be on my next order! Also Guess what?? Do you see the little flowers that I used to make the little photo corners?? Everyone who has been stampin or scrappin for a while knows what those little things are, PRIMAS!!! and guess what? This is my 1st time ever using them? Can you believe it? I am hooked!! I see how someone can become a prima addict! So just to warn you folk! In the next few days you will probably see a few more prima cards as I am trying to deal with my new found addiction!! Don't worry I promise I do not and will not need an intervention...just leave me as is! I will deal with it!!
Love and big fat inky hugs

Happy Easter!!

1st off let me say Happy happy Easter, I hope every ones day was 1/2 as great as mine!! I had a great day with my 2 best friends and children! We hunted Eggs, played hide and go seek, The kids played on the blowup bouncy slide (one of the perks of living in the south its warm in April), and did a little redneck surfing! (if you wanna know I'll have to explain it to ya) I am so blessed to have such great friends/sisters. My favorite saying is "Friends are the sisters God forgot to give us" So very very true!! Here's a few pics just to share with you our great day!! Thanks to all of you who read my blog!! And Happy Easter again!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Happy Birthday Bella!!

So I set out to design a card so I could showcase my super cool new watermark, made by my dear friend, Faith. So for the card...I used my cakeabella, and my riviting stamp set, I used some left over scraps of paper from the last SU mini. And my SUPA fly round tab punch. This was the 1st time I used the punch, I just got it todya and litterally took it out of the wrap and punch my close to cocoa I just love this ribbon and its actually brown and turq. even though it looks really dark in the pic. I think I might use this card for a swap that I am in but I am not sure if it needs more bling or if I had to much already. Whatcha think?

Monday, April 2, 2007

Tonights Thanksabella!!

I needed a thank you card for a fab friend at work who sent flowers when Haley was sicko, so this is what I came up with...the card is 4x4 and I embossed 1/2 of it with my cuttlebug swirls folder I punched out the circle on the front of the card and then just punched the thanks out with the same circle punch and put it on the inside! I added a little bling to the thanks and to loveybellas hair!! I had this one little scrap of ribbon left over from making some bows for Haley's hair a while ago and I was waiting for the perfect card to use it on since I cannot find this print of ribbon again. I think it looks nice!! If anyone knows where I can find this ribbon at let me know cause I would love some for a scrapbook page of Haley with her hair bows!!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

New bella card!

I just sat down to stamp for a little bit and this is what i came up with. I had pre colored in a bunch of bellas for when I get a chance to sit and stamp so I had this little lady all colored up so I used her! I added a little sticky jewel to her hair over her flower but I just loved it!! Very danty! I embossed the lovely lilac with the cuttlebug swirls embossing folder. And I am really diggin the tag! Its made with a super cool cuttlebug Die and fits perfectly with SU's hostess set "riveting" add some ribbon and you are good to go! I am thinking I am gonna need the set "circle of friendship" to cause it will fit on this tag as well! I got my cuttlebug from my wonderful mother in law for my b-day on Thursday and I have not had to much time to play with it but boy am I loving it on this card! Okay I think I am done for the night I gotta get some sleep!!


I got this card in the mail yesterday from Kelly, littlekel90 on SCS She was just wishing me a happy birthday and the card was designed byKay Fulton, Kay if you read this and you have a blog let me knwo and I will link back!! Thank you Kally for such a great spring birthday card...the only thing I hate about my birthday being over with is I will not get as many great cards!!

Bloggers RAK From Heather!

Heather at www.hwstevens.blogspot.com created this wonderful card for me!! If you look close it is really stiched around the edges!! Wow she likes me...she really likes me!! LOL Heather is a wonderful person and is actually in my sideline! She lives all the way in SU homeland Utah but we try and chat online whenever we can!! Go check out her page she is great!!

Blog candy!

Click on the link...http://watermarkdesigns.blogspot.com/2007/04/bella-special-blog-candy.html For a chance at a blog candy watermark!! This is especially for all of you AddictaBellas out there!! She does great work!!