Friday, June 24, 2011

You're Gonna Be Charmed!

Crafty Catz is having a charm of a challenge and Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring! With their new images it is most definitely worth it to enter this one! All you have to add is a charm. So easy! Here is my take on it:

The picture does not do the charms justice so here is a close up:

I went with the perfume bottle and heart for a girly, soft feel to match Lingerie Lindsay. Hope you like it!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge!

There is a new challenge happening at One Stop Challenge that Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring! The theme of this one is stickers! When I read this I thought no problem I have soooo many stickers. BUT I have to admit this was a bit challenging. Everything I found just wouldn't work right or match the way I wanted it to UNTIL I remembered I had some sticker sheets in some folders, in a bin! So here is my card:

  The stickers I used are the buttons and "celebrate" word strip.

 I added dimension 
glaze to the bubble!

I tried to take a picture of the 
stickers...didn't come out that great.

Hope you like it. And don't forget to check out the challenge as well as SSD. Lots of new images!

Friday, June 17, 2011

CDAC Challenge!

Guylou's Inimitability is sponsoring the Other Themed Challenge called The Three B Girly Girl Recipe Challenge at CDAC. So go check it out...there is an adorable freebie that happens to have found it's way onto my card! This is a recipe challenge so you have a few things that need to be added to your project! You gotta have bows, buttons and bling! Here is my card:

I hand stamped the background, colored her with copics and added silver for the sparkler! I wasn't sure how that would come out but it seems to work!

Sweet Summertime Challenge!

Whew, is it hot outside or what??? It hit 103* here today and when you are already feeling the heat at 8 am, it always makes me want to go home and eat some ice cold watermelon! Yum...I may just do that today! Talking about watermelon brings me to our next challenge at Guylou's Inimitability! Our host this week is Gina! She is one heck of an amazing woman with mad coloring skills...and if you don't believe me, just check out her blog! Miss Gina felt we needed to show our sweet side and make a summer themed project that MUST include not only the word "SWEET" on the front of the card but must also have a summertime theme, i.e. watermelon, ice cream, popsicles, (making myself hungry) flip flops, bathing suit, beach, sand, you get the drift right?

Here is my take on it....

I used Chuck Eating A Watermelon, made my own watermelons, and those black things are little ants! I really like this image, Chuck is so cute! Make sure you check out all the design teams creations. All the wonderfully talented women are listed on my side bar! My sweet sentiment came from our very own Tracy S. Thank gosh she is around to come up with some "sweet" sayings! Thank you Tracy!

Now make sure you follow the theme...."SWEET" and summertime things....and follow the guidelines as well! Check them out here. What would a challenge be without a prize. The winner will be awarded a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability Store and will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on an upcoming challenge.

You will have until June 30th, 10:00 pm (EST or click here to find out the corresponding time where you are) to enter your cards or projects here. Be sure to add the link to your entry and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier on the team to find your creations. Thanks for participating!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs New Release

Ok. I have been lucky enough to get to be a guest designer for SSD again! And I have been lucky enough to get in on this months wonderful new release! Lindsay, the talented artist and owner of SSD has outdone herself this month.

There is a scavenger hunt going on so check out all the deets here and there is a chat going on later tonight on the party blog here!

Let me just say two words......................Bella and Edward! OK technically it's three words! But you get my drift! I used 3 of the images...Bella, Edward and Immortal Love. Twilight is such a huge hit...I read the books before I saw any of the movies. And I must admit I just saw New Moon last weekend. Yes, I waited until it came out on movie channels. And I will be watching (or at least recording) Eclipse on the 27th. of my daughters friends loves Twilight and was in need of a "boyfriend" card so I used these 3 images in a card for her. I kept it simple and tried to make it go along with a 14 year old's thoughts! Hope you like it!

Because I made a 3 fold card it was so hard to photograph!  I used notebook looking paper to follow the teenage theme. I felt like it was still missing something so I added the buttons with the branches.

 This last picture didn't show up that well, but you get the jist of it. I added a piece on the inside for Bri to write on as well.

Anyway you have to check out the whole release here. And check out the Design Teams projects!

Monday, June 6, 2011


There is some wonderful blog candy happening at Elizabeth Bell's blog. 
Or it on her blog...anyway check it out! 
But you don't have to enter...this way I have more of a chance! LOL 
You know I am kidding right? Right? 
It’s blog candy time! This time it’s a blog candy MARATHON!!

What is that, you say?

Starting today, I will be featuring a separate blog candy from each of the rubber stamp companies who carry my line of designs. I have a bunch of fun candy to give away, so there will certainly be some very happy winners soon!

Today’s exciting blog candy give away features the debut, and ever
GORgeous, stamp release, from, Elphine House, Australia!
6 beautiful images, all in sparkly clear Photopolymer!

Here they are:

1. Tell Tail of Ice Cream

EHA Tell Tail of Ice Cream by Elisabeth Bell

EHA Yummy Pudding by Elisabeth Bell

EHA Greetings Bell Chime by Elisabeth Bell

EHA Flowers for You by Elisabeth Bell

EHA Nursing Boo Boo by Elisabeth Bell

EHA Apples for Mommy by Elisabeth Bell

All six delicious stamps are available for the winning, and there will be three very lucky winners! EHA has decided to award two stamps per winner, and EHA will ship the stamps to each of these lucky ducks!

Please note that EHA is not responsible for customs fees, and is the responsibility of the winner.

Who Can Enter:

Anyone, anywhere in the world, can enter!

What you get to do to enter:

To have a chance to win these prizes, Elphine House, Australia, would like to know what you would like to see in a stamp design, and how they can best serve you. Simply answer the questions below under my blog post here, and remember to let us know where you are from and leave your blog addy too if you have one. We’d love to visit your blog! 

Please post this candy on your blog or on the side bar of your blog, 
so that others can have the chance to win this fabulous set 
of prizes from, Elphine House, Australia, too.

And that’s it! Simple, right?

Greetings by Elisabeth Bell

So here are the questions:

1. What images would you like to see in a stamp? (Share as many ideas as you’d like. The more, the more helpful!)

2. What do you find you enjoy most about your stamp ordering experiences? Is it the service? The cost of shipping? The extra surprise gifts that come with your order? EHA is curious, and would like to know how to best serve you. So share away!

3. What are your favourite mediums to use when it comes to creating with the stamps you purchase? Why?

And remember to post this candy on your blog. ;)

Elphine House, Australia is excited to learn more about each of you, and to read your thoughts so as to better serve you, the crafter and stamper enthusiast!

This candy will close on Friday, June 10th at 8pm, Arizona time.
Winners will be announced shortly after on the, Elphine House, Australia blog, and I will also post the lucky winners names on my Facebook Page.

Good luck to everyone!

Oh, and hot off the press (well, by a few hours at least:), Elphine House, Australia is now officially on Facebook and Twitter! Follow them for more fun and fabulous creativity with their wonderful products, as well as the AMAYzing NEW Elphine House, Australia Design Team and their breath taking creativity.

Follow EHA on Facebook by clicking HERE,


EHA on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Elphine House, Australia

Next week, I will also be holding a Company Spotlight for, Elphine House, Australia, which will last five whole days. I did this last year for each of the companies who currently license my designs for rubber stamps, showcasing some of my personal fave designs released through their stores, and how we met as company and artist. It was a lot of fun!

The last company to spotlight was, Elphine House, Australia, but due to my moving to a new address back in September and October, I had to put things on hold. Now it is high time for EHA’s week in the spotlight! So be sure to keep your eyes on this space starting Monday, next week, to see some of the behind-the-scenes highlights about our beloved NEW company in Australia promoting Elisabeth Bell designs.

The week following EHA’s Company Spotlight, the Blog Candy Marathon continues with SCACD’s BIG blog candy give away! I have SO many beautiful stamps to give away through SCACD, so you’ll want to join us for this week!

Third in the Blog Candy Marathon will be, Belles ‘n Whistles, another BIG Blog Candy give away! Oh my, you will LOVE these delicious stamps that will be available for winning hehe.

And to wrap up our Blog Candy Marathon, I will be giving away some super delightful stamps through, Whiff of Joy! Beautiful stamps you won’t want to miss either!

Sooooo... are you ready for the Big Blog Candy Marathon?

Have a FABulous weekend, and good luck to each of you with Elphine House, Australia’s premiere blog candy, the first of FOUR amazing blog candy give aways in this exciting blog candy marathon!

Lots of Hugs,


Friday, June 3, 2011

Monochromatic Challenge at Guylou’s Inimitability

Are you ready for another challenge??? The wonderfully, talented owner & artist of Guylou's Inimitability is our host for this weeks Monochromatic Challenge! This was most definitely a challenge for me as I have never done one (specifically anyway) before. I may be able to find one or two projects that have monochromatic tendencies but never on purpose. I don't know why, because I have always liked the look of them.
Anyway, when G (as we call her) posted the theme I panicked. (And I so did not want to have a mess up like I did last challenge…did you notice??? The color scheme had greens and purples and I was the only DT member who did greens and pinks. I swear when I printed out the palette my colors looked pink :} So sorry Bren!!!!)
I was so nevrous I even emailed G to ask her advice on what I had planned and then emailed her a copy to make sure the card I made would work. I know, I know I am completely crazy!
Now onto the card made. I knew I needed a wedding card for Jerry, at work, he got married on the 22nd of May. So the image, I knew was going to be "William and Kate", and since their colors are white and black I figured it would be perfect card for a monochrome card. So I was on my way until I started going through my papers and could not come up with patterns I liked enough for a wedding card. So I started going through my digital scrapbooking kits and found two that I really liked and thought would be perfect for Jerry! So here it is:

I used both copic and prismas to do my coloring and used embossing on the is a close up and the inside:

I really liked how this came out. And this post is of course after the wedding..and Jerry has informed me that they both loved it. glad they did!

We have a few "special surprises" going on with this challenge not only do you have a chance at winning a digi or two, a guest designer spot BUT a chance at a year PDF subscription to "Through The Craftroom Door". They were kind enough to sponsor this challenge! Check out all the info here. And don't forget to check out the wonderful DT (they are listed on the left) and our guest designer, Shelly Schmidt, blogs to see what they came up with! The challenge will end on the 16 at 10 est. Go forth and have some fun!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Will There Be A Change?

Kind of a weird title, I know. But it is what I am asking myself. I just bought and received a new line of products for my skin. It is supposed to make your skin healthier, younger and all around better. I have always taken pretty good care of my skin but never really focused on age, wrinkles or anything along that line BUT I am ready to turn 40 in September and figure I had better start thinking.
I was a smoker until I became pregnant in 1996 and at the same time found out my dad had lung cancer. Needless to say I never picked the bad habit up again. Because I quit when I was still in my 20's I think that helped with the "crows feet" and mouth lines for the most part. I am also one of those lucky women who still get "pimples". I have tried Pro-Active and it does ok but not to the degree that the commercials claim.
Anyway when I went to the "Girls Night Out" a few months back I found this line of products called L'Bri and finally decided to try them out. I received my package yesterday and am planning to start the regime tomorrow I took a picture this morning after my shower..clean face and no show the before picture. Hopefully I will remember to take a picture every few weeks to see if there is a difference. This picture is horrible..never realized my nose was eyebrows need plucked (next Tuesday appt)...and the wrinkles aren't as prominent as in person. Here is the picture...don't scream!

There are wrinkles at my eyes and a few at my mouth..but I really want to see if it will improve my texture, pimples, and overall smoothness. Fingers crossed.