Monday, April 19, 2010

Stella ROCKS!

I'm constantly getting requests to make funny birthday cards and I've always struggled with it--BUT NOT ANYMORE!! My search is over! I just couldn't find stamped images that were witty,age-appropriate,and relatively inexpensive.THEN....I discovered digi stamps and a whole new world opened up....One of my favorite digi stamp sites so far is Bugaboo Stamps. This character 'Stella' is just perfect! Jodie over at Bugaboo has such mad skills as a designer and there's even a FREEBIE digi stamp every Friday(this Stella one that I used was a freebie!!)

I had SO much fun coloring her in with my new Copics! One of the things I love the most about these Stella images are the little phrases that come with the stamp. Too, too funny and it totally eliminates having to come up with something witty yourself--the hard part is done for you!

I was also asked to make a matching bucket tote to go along with this card so this is what I came up with. I love making these little bags! They're so fast and easy to create and perfect to give just a little something special.

These are the Copics I used on the image. I'm self-taught so cut me a little slack.please? The nearest store offering Copic classes is an hour away and doesn't seem to teach more than one class a month so maybe someday in the future I'll get there.

I'm absolutely loving sketches right now. I think they're just a great jumping off point to get the mojo flowing and I know on this card, it really made me think outside the box. I LOVE the long skinny card! This sketch is on p.33 of the new 'Go To Sketches' PaperCrafts mag. If you don't have this one and you're into making cards, you've gotta check it out! One of the best publications I've seen in a long time.

TONS of ideas running through my head now so I'm off to the stores to pick up a few 'necessary' (not so much) crafty items. Here's hoping you have a happy productive week!

Supplies used~QK damask dies,Santa's Workshop,Lemonade,Spellbinders tags,labels,AC ribbon,Bugaboo digi stamp,K&Co paper,DCWV cs,Copics,SU tag punch,MS border punch, SU stamp,StudioG stamp.


  1. I LOVE THIS! The colors, everything - it's wonderful. Now, you have me wanting to check out these digi images.

  2. These are so cute. I love the sentiment. Too funny.

  3. You did a fabulous job on this! I love it!
    Love the embellishments, and it is so fun!
    great job!

  4. Stella may rock, but Cathy is awesome!!! You are so creative. I am having scrapbook withdrawl. We are still updating the house and I feel to guilty spending time scrapbooking. Work is slow. Last 3 weekends we have been out of town or had a family wedding. I've been working alot lately too. If you're up to it I would love to get together and see your scrapspace and maybe get you to teach me a thing or two! I need a creative escape day. E-mail me or call me to plan a play date. ( on second thought I better not post my phone# here )

  5. Brenda, that would be SO fun!! I'll send you an email this week and see what your schedule looks like!