Friday, July 11, 2008

Sweet Summer

Okay....I've gone outside the SU box and used my first Stamping Bella on a card. I got some of them this past week and this one worked for me for today's limited supply challenge. We needed to make a summertime card with only three layers, limited embellishments and no designer paper. During the summer I love to sit on my deck with a cup of coffee and a book. I've actually taken two Bella stamps - the Late drinker does not have books next to her - Yipee for markers!

I'm also posting this card for this weeks' challenge over at Stamp Something....They're looking for Triple Plays - Three Colours, Three Layers and Three Embellishments.

One quick question to Bella users - I have the stamps, I have a block, how to I get the stamp to stay stuck on the block while I'm using it? (What a Newb!)

I promise not to bore you with all the family scrap pages I make, but I wanted to share these two. I'm using Stampin'Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kits and am wonderfully pleased with how the colours actually go with the photos I have. I'm working on both son and daughter at the same time. I'm thankful for the scrapbook layouts that people have posted on their blogs.....it gives me a jumping off spot! I'm also going to delve into the past scrapbook sketch challenges on Splitcoast!

Hope the sun is shining where you are....it keeps popping behind clouds here - JOAN

10 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous Bella card Joan and fabulous LO's. I've joined SU today as I keep admiring all the gorgeous papers you use and thought i'd take advantage of the starter kit. I have a little something for you on my blog. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Alison said...

Lovely card, sorry can't help with the Bella question. Fab LO too.

Carolyn King said...

super cute card! Love the flowers along the side...
and your pages are beautifully done!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Joan! I love that sweet Bella image, great coloring too. Love your layout and colors, great accents. Awesome job with the challenge! :) Thanks for playing.

For the Bellas, I used double stick tape, one piece on the block and stick on the bella. Usually I can use one piece of tape for a while before needing to change it. Hope this helps! :)

Deb Neerman said...

Hey, Stranger!! Good to see you on my blog!

The card is gorgeous; and your l-o's are just terrific!!

You rock, Joan!

Erin... said...

Love the bella card!! great idea to combine 2 stamps!! Super job with the challenge!!

I use mono-adhesive for my bellas, double sided tape. Seems to work well.

Hper that helps:) Thanks for joining us this week:)

Alexandra said...

Your layouts are gorgeous, please keep sharing - I love them!! As for the contraband, well, it's pretty cute too - LOL! Love the bella card Joan, really adorable! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dawn said...

Lovely card - great image

Lisa H. said...

cuper cute card! glad you used your new stamp (aren't those Bella's the best?!). great colors and I love the flowers along the side.
As for your question, I use doulbe stick tape on my block (I have one designated just for my Bellas). It holds the stamp in place while I'm using it and then I can remove it(the stamp) and use it over and over again. I beleive there are a few tips on the Bella site to help you out.

Susan (rainy) said...

She is adorable. The pages are wonderful, too.