Monday, June 15, 2009

Couldn't wait to post . . .

I've been working on this Flowahbella for over a week (not 24-7 obviously). If it wasn't the wrong color hair, it was the smudged glitter glue on the flowers. This is my first attempt at paper piercing. I don't know that I could have picked an image with a smaller piece (her top) to cut out. My new Cutter Bee scissors worked great. I'm really pleased with how she turned out. I used Diamond Glaze on the flower pot and popped it up.

Also used my new Martha Stewart leaf punch that I finally found at Wal-Mart. I wish I had not left a border around the printed paper, but how many times can you re-do something? I'm way to anal for my own good sometimes! I need to add a sentiment, but I'm not sure what or where, so it's not complete. Stampin' Up has the perfect punch I'd like to use. Hmmmmm!
These little cuties, Love Fairies, are from Two Scoops Rice. This card needs a sentiment also. "Need a hug?" works for me, the where is the problem.

I also used my new Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing file on the green cardstock. The designer paper was downloaded from Paper Craft Inspirations. Not that I need MORE paper, but how great to print out 4x6 coordinating paper.

A lot of firsts for me today while my laundry keeps piling up. I certainly wouldn't have the freedom to let everything else go if I was any younger with children still at home or "the ball and chain" (I do believe in marriage, just not for me anymore).

12 comments:

Crystal said...

OH My Judy this are sooo cute!!! Love your bella wonderful colors and such a sweet design...oh my and those bugs...just TOO CUTE!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both too cute!

Joan Ervin said...

What adorable cards, Judy!!! All your hard work sure paid off on the Bella...love your coloring and how you popped the flowers!!! The second card is sooo cute...such a darling image and great coloring, too!!!

Allissa Designs said...

oh sweetie. this is beautiful!! Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog.

Hugs
lisa.xx

Mina said...

gorgeous cards...I love your image and the gap around the paper frames it beautifully...sometimes we just have to stop and leave it alone dont we lol xxx

Maria said...

Awesome job on both your cards, Judy! You did a fantastic job with your paper piecing. . .Bella's dress is gorgeous in yellow dots!!

Those fairies are adorable. . .I love the pretty shimmery wings. Awesome job with our coloring too!!

Keep up the great work on your paper piecing! You did fabulous!

Maria

Maria said...

PS. . hey Judy. . how nice that you lived in Hawaii too! I miss living in Hawaii. . .especially the nice weather, the beach, clean air, and especially, the food! LOL!! It's nice to find another blogger who lived in Hawaii!!

Aloha,
Maria

Wanda. said...

Adorable cards! TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What adorable cards!! Love your colors and your paper piecing!! I especially love Bella's yellow polka dotted dress!!

Donna said...

These are both great! I absolutely love the colors on the first one, though, and your paper piecing is flawless!

Lovely Linda said...

Fabulous cards Judy - I love thast you have done with the Bella...your colours are gorgeous! I too love that MS punch and am glad to learn that Walmart has it - we can't get it over here (Australia) and I would be the envy of all of my friends if I got it.....I do love the extra dimension that it adds to your flowers - beautifully done!! Thank you for your comment on my Blog - it led me to yours!! God bless you!

Colleen Wold said...

I just absolutely LOVE your flowahbella card! The paper piecing looks FABULOUS, love her bright, sunny colored dress and I love the flower embellishments too!
Your Love Fairies card is adorable too!