Friday, March 6, 2009

Just another day in paradise...

Happy Friday All!!!! :)

It's a happy day in Shelley's World - my first ever Stamping Bella order came yesterday and I have today off from work!!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!

I just have to toot my own horn here a little....I am so proud, I accomplished 4 challenges and two cards all this morning! And for a newby in the challenge department, I think that deserves a pat on the back! ha! Whew! I hope I'm allowed to do that...2 challenges on one card...hmmm...

Oh well,
First card...

I made this one for Alicia, a friend of ours who lives in Jamaica. We are going on holidays again there and we can't wait to see her. It just so happens to be her 27th Birthday so I got her a nice gift and made this card. The challenges are from Our Creative Corners Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdowns Weekly Color Picks #32. I obviously don't have all the colors they specify, but it does say that you can use simular colors. The yellow cardstock is from my DCWV Jewel Color Stack and both my pink patterned papers are from Costco packs. I used Stamping Bella's Prezzibella stamp, but only used her from the waist up. I added a scrap piece of pink polka dot ribbon left from class at Scrapbookers Paradise, added a button from my botton jar and some bling to make it sparkle. Of course I always color in with my Crayola's (I'm not giving in to the Copic's just yet!!!) and I stamped the present twice so I could pop it out with some pop dots. Gotta love 3-D!

Second Card...
This one doesn't have a recipient but will be added to the shelf with all my extras and get used shortly I'm sure. I made this for Kwerner Designs Color Challenge #44 and Mojo Monday's Week#76 Sketch Challenge. I used Dew Drop's Versa Magic Ink in Jumbo Java to ink up my brand new stamp from Stamping Bella called Hearty Ewe. I think he is too cute and I embossed him with Whispers Holographic Embossing Powder! Again both the patterned brown and pink swirl paper and the solid pink background are from a Costco pack but the dark chocolate card stock is from my DCWV Neutral's stack. I had a Studio G Clear Stamp for the hello that I bought at Michael's and the ribbon is called Playful Petals. I put the whole thing on white Bon-Bon card stock and called 'er a day!
So, two for today, I think I can call that good for a couple! heehee Have a nice weekend, thanks for coming!



  1. OMGosh, you made me chuckle! I just got Bella stamps for the first time about 6 weeks ago and felt the same way as you! Your card is adorable, and I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

  2. Fab cards, love the bella image

  3. Love your Bella!!! Great card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you next time!

  4. Great samples Shelley, LOVE the fun designs and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the OCC!! Jennifer :)

  5. You absolutely can combine challenges and you did great! This is just great! Thanks for playing the CTD!

  6. Gotta love those bellas. Great job on the cards.

  7. Both of your cards are SO pretty! I'm sure Alicia will love her Bella birthday card!!! Thanks for playing in the CTD challenge!!

  8. Hey, the more challenges, the merrier! These are all cute! I am so glad you were able to come play the color throwdown challenge with us!