Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring is In The Air

Good morning everyone!  I thought I'd share what I have created for the challenge that just started today over on the BnW Challenge Blog.  The theme there is Spring is in the Air, and I couldn't have picked a better stamp to use.

I've been digging into my older Belles 'n Whistles Stamps, simply because I sometimes feel that some of my old favorites don't get as much attention these days....  Every stamp that is designed by Elisabeth Bell is absolutely precious in it's own unique way, and I always have such a hard time to decide what I'd like to color.  This time around, I decided to color "Li'l Miss Poppy".  She was one of the very first stamps released by Belles 'n Whistles....  Poor Li'l Miss Poppy was feeling neglected and was just dying to be inked and colored.  =)

I really wanted to stick with the blue/yellow color combination, simply because I really don't use it that often, but it's a very pretty combo, don't you think? 
I went crazy with the distressing, I just couldn't help myself here.  I've used my copics for coloring this little cutie, and some distress inks around the edges of things.

I hope that you've been inspired, and want to dig out some of your older Belles 'n Whistles stamps and come over and play with us this month for the BnW Challenge - "Spring is in the Air" 

Even if you don't have any older BnW stamps, of course you can play with us anyway, as long as you are using a stamp that Elisabeth Bell has designed...  All EB Designs are welcome for the challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by today  =)

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Showers with Christmas Power!!

Hello Belles n' Whistles fans!!  Thanks for joining me here today!
I thought that during those rainy days in April, that this would be a great time to sneak in a Christmas card here and there!  I always seem to run out of time right before the Christmas rush, don't you?!
And I haven't been able to ink up one of these really darling stamps that came out in November anyway!
I made this fun Christmas card with the adorable Andrew's Christmas Stocking from none other than the Belles n' Whistles store!!  So give yourself a treat and buy up those Christmas stamps now so you can work on your Christmas designs while you still have the time! :)
I really miss those fun Christmas mornings when the boys were little...they're so sweet!!

Sorry to say that this will be my last posting here at Belles n' Whistles.  Life just gets in the way and doesn't always allow us to do the things that we'd like to do.  I will very much miss my friends here at Belles n' Whistles and wish each and every one of them the best ever!!  Thanks to everyone for their wonderful words of encouragement and friendship!  BIGGEST HUGS AND SMILES!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I Spy With My Eye....

Hello friends!!!  Hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous Spring-time weather like me!!
It's my turn to post today and I thought it would be so much fun to share some really gorgeous creations with you all that I found lurking around in the
If you haven't been there yet to share YOUR Belles n' Whistles creations, please do as we all really enjoy looking at everyone's creations with these OH SO DARLING Belles n' Whistles stamps!!

Here's one I found from Janneke:
Oh I just LOVE the colors in this one, don't you?!  So Spring pretty!

Here's one I found from Carla S:
Love all of the stitching and gorgeous die cut vine!!

Here's one I found from Ann-Charlotte:
Such pretty lace and heart pearls along with all of the charms!!

See what I mean?!  You can get so much inspiration from others in the gallery!! So please keep sharing those beautiful creations with us using your Belles n' Whistles stamps!! :)
**Don't forget about our current challenge going on this month with the theme of "Butterflies"!*
to see full details on the challenge and be inspired from the guest designers and design team members! 
Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Hope you will stop by and share your creations with us soon! :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bringing a Little Sunshine Your Way

Good Afternoon Friends,  boy there is nothing like being late.  I swear that everything I've done today I've been behind... or running late.  I think if my head were not attached to my shoulders, I'd lose it.  ha ha

I have a card to share with you today, and I should have had my post ready to go early this morning, but nope.... not this time.  I'm sorry for my delay.... 

I have been LOVING working with Lavender colors the past week or two, I don't know what it is, maybe just a feeling of Spring Time has taken over. 

I've used "Pretty in Patches" from Belles 'n Whistles SweetArt Girls II collection.  She's currently out of stock there, but it is possible that you can still find her at other places such as Simon Says Stamp or 7 Kids College Fund.  

Isn't she just adorable?  I love her big bows, and large sun hat.   I couldn't resist adding a touch of yellow to these shades of purple, just for a little contrast.

Are you feeling a little bit of Springtime Sunshine yet?

Thanks for stopping by today, once again, I'm sorry for my delayed post.....


Friday, March 16, 2012

An Apple a Day

Hello Dear Belles 'n Whistles Fans! Happy Friday to all of you. Today I like to show you the card I made for our on going challenge at the BnW Challenge Blog  with the theme 'Butterflies'.

For my card I used 'Sweet Apple' one of my favorite images from the SweetArt girls! I colored her using Copics. My DP choice is Bo Bunny's "Garden Girl' collection. I used a metal butterfly charm, some punched out butterflies and a die cut butterfly from Whimsy. The flowers are from my stash and the rose leaves are punched out and embossed using a Nellie Snellen punch & emboss set.

You'll find more photos on my blog and all the challenge details over at our BnW Challenge Blog  I hope you like to join us in this fun challenge, can't wait to see all the stunning creations!\