Monday, August 31, 2009

What an Amazing Day!

Saturday, August 22nd was such a fun day!!! I travelled from Kingston to Stamping Bella in Thornhill, Ontario to FINALLY meet my on-line stamping buddies, Pauline (L) & Linda (R).

Actually Linda gave a Copic Class which was better then fantastic! I seriously learned some great tips & tricks and had a lot of those "Ahhhhh....that's-how-she-does-it-moments". I wish I had more time to sit and have a coffee/chat with these girls, but it was a very full class and a very busy day. Lots to learn & lots to shop for... I mean, we were at Stamping Bella headquarters after all!!

I have been practicing quite a bit since I've been home - but nothing has made it into a completed card yet. Instead I have dozens of little coloured images just waiting to get layered, nested, blinged & Bella'd.

A special thank you to my Mother & brother for coming with me for the long drive each way. You guys were great company and I haven't laughed that hard in ages!!

So hopefully I will be back soon with some finished cards! I know I've been MIA... thanks for checking in!!!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Oh Baby!

Well Janice's card (in post below) has inspired me to continue on a bit more with the baby theme. I love both images from Stamping Bella (on left) & Instyle (above). I don't have a lot of baby embellishments so I just stuck with soft colours, ribbon & flowers.
Stamps: LEFT: Stamping Bella & ABOVE: Instyle
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, K&Company designer paper
Assessories: Safety pins, satin ribbon, prima flowers, brads, dew drops
Tools: Copic markers, Edge Punches, Spellbinders Nestibilities
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A Baby for Janice...

Well I've been on holidays but must have left my mojo at work. I just haven't been in the mood to make cards lately. Today was my first attempt since I've been off and I just did a very simple card.

My friend Janice is due very soon and she already knows she's having a girl... so pink it is. Janice actually looks a lot like this little Bella, so I thought this image was perfect! I kept it really simple because I don't like too much on a baby card... less is better to keep it soft looking.

My camera was giving me huge grief and I couldn't get a good picture, so I tried a close up of the image as well.
Hopefully tomorrow my mojo will be back and I'll have another card. Fingers crossed. 8)

Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, K&Company designer paper
Assessories: Felt flower, pearls, safety pins
Tools: Copic markers, Edge Punch, Spellbinders Nestibilities
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black