Sunday, May 20, 2007

My Favorite Day

Hello all! I came home last night from school and Matt had cleaned out the whole garage and put up a new shelving system. He also cleaned the house and did laundry. After a long weekend at school that was the best thing ever! I can't tell you how much it helps take the load off! So, today, I woke up, made us french toast and stamped on and off throughout the day. I did have phone calls from just about everyone I know for, for some reason, all on the same day. So, I chatted and stamped the day away.
I participated in the Sunday challenge today and I also did some stamping just for me. I got my new bella stamps in the mail so I have been dying to rip into them. I had some fun after I figured out how to mount them. That threw me for a loop. I had never heard of using double sided tape to mount stamps. I think I will get some of the ez mount to attack to them. I think I will like that better than the double sided tape.

My first card is a case from Kyla Maestas's gallery on Splitcoast. She is amazing. She has been one of my favorites for quite a while so I was excited to hear that she was the next featured stamper.

stamps: bella from stampingbella
paper: basic grey perhaps, old olive, bravo burgundy
ink: pallete hybrid black
accessories: joann's green ric rac, su cranberry crisp ribbon, earth elements brads, paper piercing tool

Bella #2
So, this was my second bella attempt. I didn't make it for a challenge but just for my own fun. I'm a little lukewarm on this one, but that is normal for me. I was thinking I should make the brads holding the primas purple. I have never tried that but have heard it does work, but is time-consuming.

For this card I used:
Paper: whisper white, orchid opulence, SU print sampler, green galore
Ink: hybrid palette black ink
Accessories: pale pastel brads, prima flowers, round corner punch
prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stump, SU markers same as paper
Stamps: stamping bella, dotted background stamp from SU


Barbara said...

I love the little ladies. And I really like the one you're lukewarm on. As always - the colors are beautiful!

Kristene said...

I agree with mom. I love the green colors and the little ladies are adorable!!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous cards! I like the first one the best.