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!!!