November 3, 2011

The Card Kitchen Kit Club

Have you seen the monthly card kit club by Jillibean Soup...The Card Kitchen...and if you are like me and love to make cards this is a wonderful kit club. You know what? Even if you would rather make layouts, it's still a great club! Product galore in these kits. You could make layouts AND cards! Do I have you convinced yet? They are "souper" cute! Get it?

A typical kit looks something like this:
At least 8 pieces of 12"x12" coordinating pattern paper
  • Full sheets of either coordinating die cuts and/or stickers (many times both!)
  • Usually 3 different trims such as silk ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, crocheted trim, baker's twine, natural twine, etc.
  • Fun embellishments that work wonderfully on cards, interesting buttons, cool brads, kraft tags, mini alphas, sentiment stickers or stamps.
  • A set of 8 cards with envelopes. We love Kraft so most kits will have contain some kraft cards and envelopes. The other cards included will coordinate with the papers in the kit. 
You also receive a full, detailed set of instructions to create 8 cards. You will have a ton of product left over to create additional cards or projects. Everything will come to you un-cut so you can use the products any way you want if you don't want to create the sample cards.

Stayed tuned for some upcoming sample cards from their November Guest Designer! Wink wink!

October 3, 2011

Exciting News from Bella Blvd.

I'm so's another big day at Bella! Stephanie has been designing over the past few months two new mini collections.  I can't wait to get my hands on this cute!


She has also released some minis to add to the Sophisticates, which are just perfect for my card creating!
You should go over to the Bella Blvd. Blog and check out the great giveaway!

April 6, 2011

Bella Blvd and May Arts teamed up for great inspiration and a few giveaways too!  My assignment was to use ribbon on a card using Bella's Mr. Boy line. 

Oh my gosh, I actually had an idea right away!  I've had those before...a great idea...yeah, when I actually put it to paper, it usually doesn't turn out too good and most of the time it ends up in the circular filing cabinet!  This time was different though.  I thought some thin ribbon forming the spikes (is that what they are called? That's what I'm calling them) of the dinosaur would be perfect.  I actually thought it out before I started cutting everything apart and making a big ol' mess.  I tried one spike, and it worked.  Then, I tried the 2nd and 3rd spike, IT WAS WORKING PEOPLE!  

My second assignment, which was actually posted on Bella's Blog yesterday (oops, I thought they were both scheduled for Wednesday, I was wrong) was to use the Sophisticates by Stephanie line with some May Arts ribbon.  So, a while back, I remember Katherine McElvain, another Bella Artista, making flowers out of something, but I didn't know if it was fabric, ribbon, what?  Ei Yi Yi MY MEMORY! Or lack of.  So I did a search on "You Tube" and found a couple of examples.  I don't know if I did it correctly, but I didn't think it turned out too bad.  Added a stamped Bella Doiley, a few leaves and sewed some beads to the center of the flower.  I always say "ignorance is bliss."  Just dive in.

There are more images on the Bella Blog and a chance to win some great product.  Check it out!  Also, check out the May Arts Blog, not only do they have some awesome projects done with the Bella product, they also have great ribbon tips and tricks!

Thanks for looking!

BTW, did you like it when I said "big ol' mess?"  I'm practicing my "southern!"

March 25, 2011

Stamp Giveaway!!

Did I get your attention? for the details...hop on over to the Bella Blvd blog and tell us what you're doing this weekend.  It's that easy!

I made this layout using some of the stamps from Bella's Family Dynamix set made by Unity.  The two cuties are Jacob and Sophie, my grandkids...aren't they adorable?

This is the whole set...awesome isn't it? 

Now it's time to hop on over to Bella to leave your comment.  

Thanks for looking!

February 25, 2011


Featured on the Bella Blvd Blog today is another project, a greeting card holder, I made for CHA Winter.  I used the Bella Sophisticates line along with the coordinating stamps from Unity.  How, you ask?

The container came from the dollar spot at a big box store and I covered it with the Sophisticates paper and found matching buttons in my stash (imagine that!)  The monthly dividers are made from the same beautiful paper and I stamped a calendar for each month and adhered to the top edge so that it mimics a tab divider.  For a little added "something, something," I made charms from the seasons stamps, stamping "winter," "spring," "summer," and "fall."  I cut the season impressions out and covered with glossy accents.  When they were dry, I punched a hole in the top and hung with a fine metal chain from the box., yes, the jump rings and my fingers were not getting along that day.

Here is the easy peasy part...the "Tall Tags" paper from the collection is perfect for card making.  I cut them out and adhered to the front of an A2 card...perfect!  Sometimes I added an extra embellishment or sentiment, some, I just left with the Tall Tag...perfect.  These tags are perfect for making some quick bookmarks too.  Oh, I should probably mention how "perfect" these are.  Oh, I did? But they are!

Well, anyway, this paper is shipping in a few weeks.  Get your supplies ready, because there is so much you can do with it. And while you are checking out the Bella Blog, you have to read Wednesday's (February 23, 2011) post as well, Julie Johnson made the cutest mini book out of this line.  I hope, hope, hope she offers this as one of her kits at Paisley & Polka Dots.

I was scrappin' and having fun with my peeps yesterday, made some note pad holders and a card that I will hopefully post soon!  Until then, enjoy!