Saturday, May 10, 2008

More Bellas to share

I hate to admit I've been too busy, over the past few months, to keep my blog current. I am, however, happy to report that I have had a lot of fun playing with my Bella stamps and making custom cards for friends and co-workers.

The stamp on this card is called Imeldabella and, as you can see, she has a shoe fetish like most women. Imedabella loves to shop for bargains at two of her favorite stores, DSW and Macy's.
Another Bella favorite of mine is Bubblebella because she is the epitome of relaxation. I think many women will agree that a hot bath is a welcomed treat after a long, work day. To enhance the bubbles, I used clear baubles. I love the way they add dimension to the image. I think Bubblebella is the perfect stamp to use if you want to create a card for a birthday, Mother's Day, or if you are giving someone special a gift certificate to a day spa.
If you are a frequent visitor to Splitcoaststampers, you will find hundreds of card creations showcasing all of the Bellas. These stamps are extremely popular.

Here's another Bella creation:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's a Bella Parade

If you're addicted to stamping like I am, you will understand my need to sing praises about new products. I put out a call out in the Bellaholics Anon. group for Bella images I don't own and was wonderfully showered with so many stamped Bellas that it felt like Christmas. I have been busy making cards and trying my hand at different techniques that I have hardly done anything else. Here is my latest card. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bella Creations

Last week, I received my first Bella Stamps in the mail. I was so excited. If you are not a stamping or scrapbooking enthusiast, you will not understand the thrill of owning Bella Stamps. These rubber divas are all that and a bag of barbecue-flavored chips. Bellas have their own identity, style, and fan base. In fact, they are loved and adored by thousands of stampers around the world. I thought I was content with scrapbooking my favorite photos and memories. I was...until my friend, Kim, introduced me to the Bella Stamp line. Now, I am a Bellaholic.

The first thing I did with my Bella Stamps was stamp them on white cardstock. The next order of business was to color the stamped images with Prismacolor Pencils & Copic Markers to give them "personality" and "flair". I was amazed at the beauty of my little, colored gems. Each Bella creation possesses its own unique presence. If you are not crazy for Bella Stamps, (I am sure) as you read this post, you are wondering if I have lost my mind. Don't mind is still in tack. Yes, Bellas are rubber stamps! But they are not ordinary rubber stamps. The love & care given to their development transform plain paper and cardstock into colorful, life-like, works of art. Thanks, Emmabella!

Check out my first Bella creations (below) and let me know what you think. You just may become a Bellaholic, too!