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Jan 28, 2011

BC197 Party Animals

Welcome to the Blogger Challenge. This week our theme is:
Birthdays - We all have them and we all know someone having one so you're bound to get some great ideas today.
Here is my card for this week:

You can also see another (Birthday) themed card by scrolling down one entry for my (AnnaBelle) sketch challenge. It's also a birthday card and uses the same set that I used for today's card.

Stamps: Party Animals1 - AnnaBelle Stamps
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Whisper White-SU
Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - So Sophie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers - I didn't take pictures (Do you want to know the colors used - Let me know in the comments if this is something you'd like to see)
Punch: Layered Arches - Martha Stewart
Circle Punches-SU
Rectangle Dies: Spellbinders
Natural Twine - AnnaBelle
Lagoon Sprinkles - AnnaBelle

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Be sure to check out what the other BC members have created.

Jan 27, 2011

absc034 Let's Get Sketchy

Hello! How's your week been going? - Mine has had it's "ups and downs" but I'm hanging in there. So are you ready for the latest AnnaBelle Sketch Challenge? - Doesn't that sketch look fun!
So here is my take on the sketch.

For this card I used the stamp set: Party Animals 1 - I haven't inked it up in awhile and well it's just to cute to nnot be used so I got busy and worked up this fun little card.

Details: Stamps: Party Animals1 - AnnaBelle Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Whisper White - SU
Designer Paper: Penny Lane - My Mind's Eye
Punch: Birthday Candles: EK Success
Circle Nestabilitie Dies
Chili Sprinkles: AnnaBelle Stamps
Glitter: Art Institute
Natural Cording: AnnaBelle - Dyed with Copic Marker

So don't forget to check out the DT members blogs and see what they came up with for this sketch.

This week we say "Good-Bye" to Teresa and Tiffany so please make sure you stop by their blogs and let them know how much you've appreciated their work for AnnaBelle Stamps. You both will be miss very much.

Give it a try yourself and link back on the AnnaBelle blog for a chance to win a Free Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle Store.

Jan 25, 2011

Hambo Hoedown

Here's something that promises to be FUN so be sure to check it out here:

Jan 21, 2011

BC196 - Simplicity

Wow it's finally Friday and what a week it's been.
So what does this photo have to do with the BC Challenge?
Absolutely Nothing...but if you'd like an explanation click here:

Now for my card: Our challenge this week was Patterned Papers. (Easy Peasy, right!) Well with all that's been going on this week I was hoping to opt for something super easy like plopping some DP on a card and calling it good. Then good old list mom, Lisa sends an email to the group saying we should be "creative" with our use of the DP, maybe alter something with DP, try Iris Folding, Tea Bag folding etc...well let's just say I'm really "Challenged" in those areas. I've bought books on Tea Bag and Iris Folding and just can't seem to get the hang of either one. I was stuck as to what I could come up with and really tired from the festivities this week so I wasn't going to participate. Then I remembered that in my "hopefuls" project box I had an Oragami Folded shirt that I managed (with some helpful pointers from my daughter) to fold several years ago and stuck in the box for the right moment. Well now that moment has arrived!

Details: Stamps: Hero Arts
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Cajuz Craze, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper, Sources Unknown as both pieces have been in my stash forever and I have no clue what company I got them from.
Ink: Dusty Durango
Pearls: Zva
Embossing Folder - Textile (Cuttlebug)

I think I need to follow the advice on the card.

Jan 20, 2011

Say it with Emboss Resist

Hello and welcome to this weeks AnnaBelle Challenge:
Emboss Resist. - It's been awhile since I've used this technique but it's really fun, easy and very eye-catching. So why don't you give it a try for a chance to be entered for a Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle store.

Be sure to drop by the DT members blogs. We have new girls playing today and we hope you'll give them a warm welcome:
Sue W
Sue K


ETA - Our Design Team member Teresa is still playing along so be sure to check out her link here:

Supplies: Stamps: Stemmed Flowers, Flowers With Love (Sentiment) and All Things Grow (Butterfly)
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Passion and VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Clear
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Pink Passion, Whisper White and Basic Gray Designer Paper (DeLovely line).
Punch: EK Success
Blossom Sprinkles: AnnaBelle
Natural Cotton Twine: AnnaBelle

Jan 17, 2011

CIC94 - Buckets of Love

Hello, I'm finally able to participate in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. It's been awhile and I've missed the challenges. Don't you just love this weeks Inspiration photo.
Here is my take on it:


Stamp Set:Buckets of Love - There She Goes Clear Stamps
Card Stock: Basic Black,Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Designer Paper - Heart Pattern (unknown although I'm guessing it's either Heidi Grace or Heidi Swapp but an older retired line of either one.) The Striped pattern is DCWV.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Punches/Dies: Rectangle & Circle Nestabilitie Dies
Lattice Arch Punch - Martha Stewart
1/4" Circle SU
Blossom Sprinkles: AnnaBelle Stamps
Foam Mounting Tape

Not sure what's up with Blogger right now but if this looks weird it's due to there being something going on as my page to enter the information has been changed.

Jan 14, 2011

AnnaBelle Release Day - All Things Grow

Welcome!  - It's release day at AnnaBelle Stamps and time for a Blog Hop!   Today we are showcasing this lovely set, (All Things Grow) which is available for purchase at the AnnaBelle Store following the release. Details will be available on the AnnaBelle blog.

Now for the FUN part....A Blog Hop and a chance to win this set.  Here are the rules:

Follow the Hop and leave a comment on each blog. Then head back to the AnnaBelle blog and leave your name stating that you've completed the hop.  Pretty easy!

You should  have started at the AnnaBelle blog and have just come from Sue's Blog.

Next up will be Rene's Blog.

Now for my cards:  First up I created this Monochromatic card after seeing a card with these colors in a stamping magazine recently.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Craft White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Punches: Circle (1 1/4 and 1 3/8 - SU)
Chain and Photo Corner - EK Success
Pearls: AnnaBelle
Foam Mounting Tape

Now for something very different:

Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive
Designer Paper: My Minds Eye-So Sophie line.
Embossing Folder: Textile, Provo Craft
Rectangle/Scallop Rectangle Nestabilitie Dies-Spellbinders.
Punch: Martha Stewart-Layered Arches
Waterfall 6mm Sprinkles - AnnaBelle Stamps.

If you'd like to win this set just complete the Hop as mentioned above and watch to see if your name is drawn to win the set.

Have fun hopping!

BC195 - January Sketch

Happy Friday! - Today the BC Challenge group has this wonderful sketch for you to try out.  I had a blast with this card and sketch.

For starters I got to use 2 brand new items.  The stamps I used are from There She Goes - Love Birds set which I recently purchased.  What a sweet and cute little set. 

Next up I used these on my card:

Yep,  I made a big purchase (more on the way) with good old plastic money.  Why...because they were such a good bargain I couldn't pass it up.  I found them here: Along with the great discount on the Price I also received Free Shipping and an extra 15% off the price on this order and 10% on my 2nd order.  So while they are spendy I saved a bundle and just couldn't pass it up.
Okay please don't be to hard on me regarding the coloring because believe me I have a LONG WAY to go in my Copic coloring skills but we all have to start somewhere, right?  So without further ado here is my card:

Stamps: There She Goes - Love Birds

Card Stock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise.
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye - Love Me Do line.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers - Sorry I didn't write down the numbers I used.

Copic Spica Glitter Pen
Paper Piercing Tool

Ribbon:  Heidi Grace designs

Photo corner Punch: EK Success

Heart Gems: Hero Arts

Now be sure to pop in on the other BC Members Blogs to see what they have created using this sketch.

Jan 13, 2011

Say it with...Red and White

Hey did you all enjoy those little "sneak peeks" of tomorrows AnnaBelle release?
Don't forget to check back in to see the Full Cards and join in on the Blog Hop for a chance to win a FREE stamp set.

So now for today's Challenge
Say it with...Red and White.

For this card I went with one of last month's releases (Stemmed Flowers).  I stamped the flower 3 times in Cherry Cobbler ink and added a white pearl heart to the center.  The "hello" sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I love how cute it looks between the flowers.
I embossed a piece of Cherry Cobbler cs with the Floral Fantasy embossing folder and brushed on White Craft ink.  I layered this to another piece of Whisper White cs embossed with the Swiss Dot folder.  I also used a EK Success Scallop punch to create the border on the embossed piece.  I added some Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and tied a bow to complete my card.  This could be used for a Valentine card or just a general hello/thinking of you type card.

Don't forget to check out what the other DT members have created with these colors.  We also have some new DT members playing along so don't forget to check out their blogs and welcome them to the AnnaBelle Design Team. 

See you all tomorrow for the Release and Blog Hop!

Jan 12, 2011

AnnaBelle - Sneak Peek

Hello!  It's nearly time for the January Release at AnnaBelle Stamps.  To get you ready for the release all the DT members are showing a little "sneak peak" of the new stamp set(s) on their blogs. 
This month we are just releasing 1 new set but it's a real beauty and I know you will love it.  This set is called (All Things Grow) and is just so fun to work with. 

Something NEW is the fact that this set will be available the day of the Release (15th).  Not only that but you can buy the set and get FREE postage for 1 Day only when you purchase the set on the day of the release.  - Please make a note that there is a TIME change difference between the US and Australia.

So what do you think of my first little "snippet"? - Want another one...Okay how about this:
To see the full cards be sure to stop back in on Friday night (5:00 PM PST) as that is when the set will go live on the AnnaBelle Blog and Store.

Jan 7, 2011

BC194 Color Challenge

Please scroll down 1 page for the current AnnaBelle Challenge.

Hello and welcome to the first BC Challenge of the New Year.  For this challenge we were to use the colors:
Brown, Green and Yellow. 
I started to panic a little when I couldn't locate any DP with those 3 colors in it.  However I persevered and came up with this card.

My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with Pear Pizzazz and some DP from Cosmo Cricket (DeLovely) line.  A favorite of mine from last year.  I added a border of Daffodil Delight punched with an EK Success punch (Daisy Scallop).
The focal piece was already stamped and colored and laying in a box of "project" hopefuls.  You know stuff you start but never quite get to a card but you hate to throw it out because you never know when it might come in handy.  Yep, it came in handy.
The stamp is from a retired SU set:  Sun Ripened II - It was stamped with Basic Brown ink on Very Vanilla cs and colored with markers.  It was crumpled and spritzed with homemade shimmer spray and dusted with some Aztec Gold Powder as well. I added some Brown Twill ribbon, 3 brown brads and the sentiment from Mint Motif (Very Square Sentiments).

I really like how this turned out and am happy to have used up one of my scrap "hopefuls." 

Be sure to check out the other BC members blogs (Click on the Icon on my sidebar) and leave them some comment love.

Hope the start of 2011 is going well for you.

Jan 6, 2011

Say it with 1-2-3

Welcome to the first new challenge of the year for AnnaBelle Stamps.  Today we are doing a 1-2-3 challenge. (1 Border Stamp, 2 Petals and 3 Sprinkles).  Doesn't that sound fun!

So for my card I started with one of the borders from Borders By Design 1. It was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cs.
Next I added a scrap  piece of designer paper and added some Real Red 1/8" Taffeta ribbon from SU.
The sentiment is from: Take The Cake and was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.  I punched some leaves (retired SU punch) in Kiwi Kiss (also retired SU cs) Used 2 sizes of Brown Petals (Petals Brown Pack-AnnaBelle) and Chili Sprinkles (AnnaBelle).  I also embossed a panel of Cherry Cobbler cs with the Moroccan Screen embossing folder.

Be sure you check out the other great cards from the DT members blogs and don't forget to leave them some comment love.  Also you can enter any of our challenges for a chance to be entered in the drawing for a Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle Store so be sure to check out the details on the AnnaBelle blog.

Jan 4, 2011

Left Overs - Part 1

Yes I know the "holidays" are over but I couldn't let these cards just sit in "la-la land" until this coming Christmas now so here are a few of my left-overs that
never made it to the Blog in time for Christmas of 2010.

Inspired by Kendra's card found here:
After seeing her care I realized that I had that same stamp set that had never been inked so I dusted it off and came up with this card. 
DP from DieCutsWithAView
Sentiment Stamp: AnnaBelle Stamps
I useds Stamping Pastels to color in the Holly Leaves and added some Crystal Glitter (Art Institute) on the Berries.  Punch is SU.
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White.

Stamp Set: Wandering Words
Card Stock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red.
DP - Old retired SU pattern.
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (for the moon which was created using a mask). Also Craft White used on the Embossed Snowflake panel.
Punch: EK Success, Circle Punch-SU. Red Grosgrain Ribbon-SU

There will be a 2nd helping of left-overs another day.

Jan 1, 2011


Just wanted to take a moment to wish all my readers and followers a very Happy New Year.  May 2011 bring, Joy, Happiness & Good Health to all.

Thank you so much for your support this past year.  I really appreciate each and everyone who stops by and leaves comments (and even those who just pop in without commenting.)

I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming year.

God Bless,  Ida