Saturday, August 30, 2008

Altered Letters

I've had this project done for some time now...I got them hung on her wall, then I forgot to take pictures of it :)

I finally took the pics because I wanted to share them with y'all. And wouldn't you know it...I forgot to upload them and post them here! *grin*

Bella is so excited to share her pretty letters with you! I couldn't show you these without showing the little cutie they are for.

I found these letters at Michael's this spring/summer. They are made of MDF and were very easy to alter. I picked out the patterned paper, which is K&Company. I'm going to use this paper for her scrapbook as well. That's a whole other story...I haven't even started her scrapbook yet!!! Ack! I still need to scrap my wedding, honeymoon, and many other events!

These were very easy and fun to do. I traced each letter onto the patterned paper, cut it out and then mod podged it onto the letter. After I had each letter covered I painted the edges of each letter with pink paint so they look all pretty.

I went with the simple & pretty look for embellishing these letters. Each letter has one embellishment like rhinestones, primas, ribbon, etc.

As you can see I hung them up on the wall right above her crib. Just to make sure they are super safe I used double sided foam tape meant to hang things on walls.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Good News!

This is to all my ladies that participated in the last rhinestone and pearl share.

I am very happy to announce that the remaining rhinestones and pearls have been mailed and are on their way to you!!! Whoo-hoo!

Have fun crafting and remember I love to see pictures of what you create!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Whoo-hoo! I've made a card! It has been what feels like forever since I've made a card. The past few weeks I've been working on rearranging and reorganizing my craft room. I moved some tables around and such. I'll have to get some pics of it.

This is the SFYTT found over at Iheart2stamp's blog. I think this is a really fun sketch!

I have been itching to use my Tilda's that I received from my awesome PIF friends. I'm not sure of the name of this one, but isn't she cute? I've been toying with the idea of joining the Magnolia Stamp Club. I'm still thinking about it.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but her wings are all sparkly thanks to the Clear Spica Glitter pen from Copic. I also dotted Baby Blue Stickles onto the flowers of her dress. Under the glitter they are a yellowy-apricot color. The Stickles were also put on the flower in the middle of the sentiment. The center of the flower is covered with yellow spica glitter pen to make it really sparkly!

I dug through my Primas and found these three flowers that I layered together to make this perfect accent for the card. I think it is so cute!

Hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

Stamps: Tilda by Magnolia, SU Riveting
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Almost Apricot, DCWV Nana's Nursery
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Black (unsure as this was a PIF)
Accessories: Baby Blue Stickles, Clear Spica Glitter pen, Yellow Spica Glitter pen, Prima Flowers, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sweet Baby...

Isn't she the cutest? Yes, I think so!

A cutie and a stinker! This little Bella just learned how to pull herself up in her crib...and anything else she can manage. As much as we love it, there is also a downside. Naps and bedtime have become...well, interesting. Where we once had a sweet baby that would go to sleep without much fuss (she'd fuss and carry on for a bit, but no big deal...if she was tired she'd end up tossing and turning for a bit, then fall asleep).

Now...we have a Bella who immediately upon being put in her crib stands up and holds onto her crib rail! When we leave the room...the crying begins. The full on "I am so upset with you right now!" cry. She finally cries herself to sleep.

It sounds like this is a phase and she'll get through it. Anyone else have this happen and tips they can share?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rhinestone/Pearl Update

Hi! Hope you are having a spectacular weekend! We are experiencing hot weather up here in the Seattle's going to hit the high 90s today! Whew!

I wanted to let everyone in the rhinestone and pearl shares that I was notified the remaining items have been shipped and are on their way to me. I am hoping to receive them next week. Once I get them I will be packing them up and sending them on to those that are waiting for them.

Thanks for being so patient.


Sunday, August 10, 2008


I'm still waiting for the package of remaining rhinestones and pearls to arrive. Once it arrives I will be packing them up and sending the remaining ones out to you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another Bella

The Bella's are just so fun! They have to be one of my favorite stamp lines out there. Well, I do have a number of other favorites too! LOL!

I made this card for my mom's birthday, which was in June. This is just up her alley, she loves to sew. When she was young, in her twenties, she would make her own clothes. I remember her telling me how she's stay up till the wee hours of the morning working on the outfit she was going to wear to work the next day! How neat is that? Not only making your own outfits, but doing the night before you wear it? Wow.

This card uses some of my mom's favorite colors, pink and green. I didn't realize it when I made the card, but I used the same Basic Grey patterned paper as her Mother's day card.

I got the image from one of my PIF friends. What a great group of gals! The PIF image swap group can be found here at SCS. That's the link for the current round we're in.

The super cute flower embellishments were done using bridal flowers found at Michael's. I got this wonderful idea from Lauren. The flowers were originally shimmery silver, but I colored them with my pink Copic marker and now they're this pretty shimmery pink. I used the pink rhinestones from my shares in the middle of each flower.

Oh, and did you notice the rhinestone in her hair? I thought that was a cute idea!

After looking at this card, I would do a couple things different. First, I would ground the Bella. She needs something to stand on! I think I missed this when I made the card because I was in such a hurry to get it done and put with mom's present. That's what I get for doing things last minute. :)

I think I would also add an embellishment of some kind to the upper right or left hand corner of the image. It needs something there. Maybe I'll redo this card and fix it up.

Stamps: Fashionista Bella from Stamping Bella
Ink: unsure as this was a PIF
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, patterned paper by Basic Grey
Accessories: Copics, Rhinestones, Bridal flowers

Monday, August 4, 2008

Super Mom

This was the card I made for my mom this past Mother's day. I had fun with it...the Bella's are so cute!

I paper-pieced the skirt on Super Bella and colored in the rest of her using my Copics. Her cape was made sparkly by the addition of Stickles! Gotta love the glitter! LOL!

This card was perfect for my mom, as I truly do believe she is a super mom. I love her to pieces and couldn't imagine what my life would be like if she were not in it.

I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!


Stamps: Super Bella from Stamping Bella, Snap Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine (sentiment)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, patterned paper by Basic Grey
Accesories: Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder, SU scallop punch, Copics, Stickles