Monday, October 30, 2006

Tags, Tags more Tags!!

I entered a Tag Swap on SCS. This is my first Swap and boy am I having fun! My favorite tag is this really fun Snowman tag. I CASED this from tx stamper. The Snowman Stamp is TAC but I have no idea where it came from...just appeared :-) I used Pallette Noir and Palette Reflection Blue. I used the my Lyra Aquacolor Crayons to color in the popping Snowman.

Here is my snowflake tag...very classic. I used my Marvy Uchida Giga and Mega Tag Punches to make the actual tag...the larger tag is Bazzil Blue cardstock. I stamped on a sheet of white cardstock using the Winter Flakes LE stamp and the Kaledacolor Blue Breeze Stamp Pad...I love this look. The Snowflake brads are Memory Makers.

I hope everyone likes them!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Circles of Gold

I needed to whip up a card for a very, very late graduation. My almost sister (everything but blood) graduated in May and I'm finally getting around to getting her gift together. A really cool gift to give a newly graduating woman is Maria Shriver's Ten Things I Wish I'd Known- Before I Went Out into the Real World.

Now the card was inspired by the ribbon...I think it came out okay. And as a bonus my son (3) watched me emboss and thought it was "magic"!

The images are TAC Traditional All Season, Be Authentic, black and gold cardstock . Images are gold embossed. I really like the TAC embossing always seems to emboss envenly and the image doesn't curl...and I've never burnt my cardstock. I always put a piece of cream paper inside dark cards so I can write a note.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Son's First Card

Now before you go busting on the stamping technique. This is my 3 year old son's first card. He made it for his nonno. I asked if he wanted to stamp a card for him and he got busy.

I had him stamp a piece of plain paper with washable ink...hey I love him, but I also like my table! He picked the mini-stamps to use and everything. Then I assembled it into a card.

He loves Butterflies...and XO became big when I told him it meant hugs and kisses. I really am so proud of my little guy...and his grandfather was bowled over when he received it.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Up to the deadline

Last night I stayed up to midnight pulling together my donation for the DYW Winter Wonderland Auction. Now I've had since September to do the donation but of course had to wait until the deadline (tomorrow).

I decided a while back to do a Baby Girl Shower gift. I have a few doubles that were leftover from my baby girl's shower...and everyone I know has had boys this year. So I loaded up the gift bag (complete with tissue)...I was so proud.

But it was missing something...of course a card. But then I thought...well you always need Thank You notes...and now you know why I was up to midnight. Above are my creations...a Shower Card...and a set of six Thank You cards which matched the pink gingham gift bag (I didn't get a picture of the bag all put together :-(

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I was whining to a friend how my Etsy site has not done very much business and then I came home and sitting in my inbox was an order for two totes with a set of four monogram cards in each!! I was so excited. It was actually a rush job because the person needed them for the following week. I was really impressed with myself that I completed the project in essentially 2 hours (okay about 4 hours with the various interruptions)!!!

Let see...the tote is truly cool thing and makes the absolute PERFECT gift bag for something small...and so absolutely simple.

The tote pattern came for PaperCraft magazine October 2005 (but if you need it I have it)...the Asian vine I got off of ebay but the Monograms is the TAC Fun Bet and the ink is Pallette Noir, with black grosgrain ribbon. A simple combo with POW!!

Friday, October 13, 2006


I made these for the Nursery kids for our Fall Fest at the Y-Women. This picture has square corners...but I actually rounded them later! I think they look much better.

I was cheap this time...I made these out of construction paper. It works but if I made them again I would definitely use cardstock.

The pumpkin stamp is part of the TAC Traditional All Season stamp.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Doggie Thanks

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in the Berkshires in Massachussetts. I made this card to thank my neighbors for taking care of our dog (my dog really). I guess I should mention that all of my stamps are umounted and come from The Angel Company.

This card is a 3X3 and hand watercolored with aquacrayons. I just love the inside because I finally figured out what to do with all that white space!!! The brads are MM Fashion...and the grass paper is from the DCWV Stack 3. The stamps are All Occasion Celebration; Spot; and a GWP Puppy.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

First Post

Hi all,

I'm Bella Rose's mom, Lisa. I decided to start this blog to post my card creations! I am nuts about Rubber stamping...although I've only been stamping for less than a year. I started because as a SAHM I needed some adult conversation and a friend of mine from Y-Women (a women's club) was doing a "Stamp Camp". It was just after my daughter was born...she layed patiently entertaining herself while I discoved a whole new world.

I hope you enjoy my creations and let me know which ones are your favorites!!!