Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hey, Once I was a funky singer playin' in a Rock and Roll Band....

Yes, I watched Dancing with the Stars. Did you? OMG...I love the cast this year! I especially love that Lacie from So You Think You Can Dance is on it. And I love love love Cloris Leachman. Should prove for some entertaining nights this season! I can't wait.

The other night I was hanging out with my hubby and coloring these images from Stamping Bella, so I thought I'd make a little card set with them. All of the images were stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper (my favorite!) My Riding Hood Red and Kraft cardstock was still on my desk from yesterday so I just grabbed those and went with it.

First up is Bookwormabella, who I just love. One of my favorite parts is the worm and the look on his face. You can click on my card to see a close-up.
I have been trying to use up some of these Primas that I've been hoarding, so I added a few, and even colored some white ones yellow with a Copic marker for just the right color. Baubles added just the right touch for the flower centers. You can find the sentiment here.

The next card uses Sellabella, which reminds me of my friend Joann. This one is based on Amy R's Sketch #12, which I love.
I did have to break out the Stampamajig for this one to line up the sentiment, but I'd rather do that than ruin a whole card with a crooked sentiment! There I go again with the Primas and bauble, and this time I found room for some white taffeta ribbon. The chocolate panel is embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder, and I scalloped the red panel with my SU Scalloped edge punch.

Next up is one of my all-time favorites, Staceyfishabella. I grew up fishing with my dad, so this image reminds me of our times together on the lake. Yes, I even touched worms!
This card uses Amy's Sketch #6. I couldn't figure out how to make Stacey fit, so I cut her fishing pole "out of the box." The background panel is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I added accents with more Primas, baubles, and taffeta ribbon, and the Worm Wishes sentiment fit perfectly in the SU Word Window punch.

Last up is my favorite card of the set, which uses Teddybella and Amy's Sketch #7. I love this image...I only wish I had looked that cute when I was pregnant!
I used the Argyle embossing folder on my background, which I think is perfect for baby-type cards. I thought primas would be overkill on this one, so I just stamped the Retail Therapy sentiment and cut it out with my Circle Nestabilities. I love those things!

Well, that's it for today, folks. I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Which one is your favorite? I'd love to hear!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

16 comments:

paula said...

Hey Shannan! I love your Bellas!! I love the color combos you have going on!! I love the cuttlebug folders you used and it has inspired me to get home and pull mine out too! I often times just forget about those guys, sitting in my dark drawer...I can hear them calling to me...lol You're one busy sistah!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wasn't she a RIOT last night!! I almost PIMPed when she grabbed the cue card with her score written on it!! Too funny....Your cards are supah cute too!!

Giffysk8s said...

Fab cards, Shannan! Love the hardware. This is the first time I have seen the argyle embossing folder. I think it's a must have! My favorite is bookwormabella~I am an author, so of course I loveys her!

BTW: also a DWTS fan!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Lovin all the bellas...and the colors! I watched part of DWTS. I only saw a couple of the stars, since I was shuffling kids to and from things. Thanks for sharing all your Bella card!!! I am going to make something with the colors of you last card. FAB!!

Christi said...

Wow Shannan!! All of your Bellas are fantastic!! Your coloring is flawless and I LOVE that stitching you did on the first card. Also, I TAGGED you on my blog today. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your bellas, so sweet.

Darsana said...

Shannan,
my fav is bookwormabella. My daughter is only 11 but she is very much the bookworm and she has this crazy out of control hair that she always pulls up in a ponytail or a bun and she looks like your card! I love it. I missed DWTS cause we had piano lessons and mini performances last night, but I taped it so I will watch tonight. Thank you for sharing.

Tandra said...

Hey Shannan!! Those are just fantastic!! I love the colors too, and all the baubles and flowers!

I LOVE Joann! She looks VERY happy to have sold that house!
Wheres her ice cream cone? LOL

Angela said...

Wow!!!All I can say about your work is wow! It is so absolutely amazing. I look forward to checking out your blog every day to see what wonderful creations you come up with.

Paper Makeup said...

i always love the extra bits of detail you do! Plus your layouts are always slightly not the norm but always look fab. Great use of the cb folders as well. Ok, so overall, i always LOVE what you create!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Shannan these are all beautiful trendy looking cards, I love the colour combinations you have used. Hugs Linda x

Denise said...

Love all your "Bella" cards, they are awesome.

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this set! Your coloring rocks!!

We're huge DWTS fans, especially my 9 year old!! She still has most of the last four seasons on our DVR!! She could tell you who wore what for what dance...it's hysterical!!

shel9999 said...

Great. Just great. Four more Bella images I don't have. (Love every one of your cards!)

Shari said...

Love your Bella cards! Great job!

Kristie said...

Great cards! Bookwormabella is my fave!

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