Saturday, December 5, 2009

Da Bella Blog Hop!!

Welcome to da Bella Birthday Bash blog hop! If you didn't already, you should go to the start of the hop at Da Queen Bella's blog. If you've been following the hop all along, you should have arrived here from Karen's blog. I hope you're enjoying the hop and all the lovely eye candy on display today!!

I was worried I wouldn't have time to make a new card for the blog hop, but I managed! This is the first stamping I've done (other than Christmas cards) for what feels like a very, very long time, I miss it! Wish I'd had time to do a few more cards with some of the other fabulous lines that Stamping Bella carries, but I decided to stick with the original Bella:

This is Balloonabella. I paper-pieced her dress using Eskimo Kisses paper from Basic Grey, and the layout is a Mojo Monday sketch from a while back. I colored in her skin, hair & accessories with Prismacolor pencils. Pretty simple and straightforward. I wish I'd been able to take a picture of her when it was light outside but I didn't finish putting the card together until after sunset...it may be morning in the States, but where I am it's Saturday night!

There's mooooooooooooore! To celebrate Stamping Bella's third birthday, Da Queen Bella herself Miss Emily is giving away *three* gift certificates of $100 EACH at the Stamping Bella store! We don't know where the gift certificates are hidden, so be sure to leave comments along the way as you hop so you have a shot at one of those fabulous prezzies...I know I will be hopping and commenting, I'd love to have $100 free to spend on Bella stamps! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7th, so good luck!

Thanks for stopping by, your next stop is Arlene's blog!

167 comments:

Dawn Mercedes said...

Great textures all over this card! Very nice to look at!

Laura Evans said...

Love the paper piecing! I can never seem to do that!

GDP2001 said...

Great color combo, love the paper piecing.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Just darling! LOVE the paper piecing and this Bella!!

Lisa H. said...

what a sweet card! that image is one of my faves!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Beautiful, love how you used the pp for her dress and on the card!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very pretty!

Simone P. said...

I love this Bella...great card..love the DP

GabrielaD said...

Great card!

Rebecca said...

Very cute. Love all the sparkle to it.

Debi said...

very sweet!

KanataNewf said...

I love your BalloonABella - everything about this card is just gorgeous.

Laurel said...

So pretty, love the paper piecing!

Regan said...

such a sweet card!!

Karen Motz said...

Very sweet!!! LOVE her paper pieced dress!!!

Anita said...

Great paper piecing...thanks for the inspiration!

Olgy said...

So pretty! I'm loving all the shimmer.

Peggy said...

Very pretty! Love the papers you used!

Megan said...

CUTE!! I love your pic of you and DH too!

Espbfdl said...

Love this bella:) She is soooo cute:) great card!

Bammin' Designs said...

Pretty card! You have a great blog - have put it in my favourites.

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Beautiful!!!

Crystal Smith-Colburn said...

I love that sweet dress!! I am going to have to try that technique with that stamp. That is one of the first stamps I ordered back in 2007 and hooked ever since. Great job!

Jamie said...

She is adorable!! I love the paper piecing.

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Nice colour combo ! Bellas are perfect for paper piecing! :D Tracy

Joy said...

love love love this!

Tanya said...

love the card!

Angie Williams said...

Love how you pieced her dress! Pretty card!

ChristineCreations said...

Oooh love the Eskimo Kisses on this card. Her dress looks so sweet!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors.
JoAnn

Lynn said...

You did a great job, the added touch of the DP dress makes this a stand out!

Ellen said...

very pretty card!

laterg8r said...

great paper piecing - gorgeous card :D

arlene said...

Still don't know why I didn't think to use a Birthday image. Your card is fantastic especially love the paper pieced dress.

Lindsy said...

LOVE the paper pieced dress! And what a great card you created! =)

Maria Matter said...

she's beautiful in her lovely paper pieced dress! great job!
Blessings, Maria

Dee said...

What a great card. Love the DP dress.

Kandi said...

Very cute! I love that paper piecing on that dress and all that shimmer is to die for!

Patty said...

Such a lovely card. Love the image and the papers you chose. Great card.

*Alison* said...

such a pretty card.. I love these stamps.. :)HUGS

DawnBeery said...

Love your card! Love how you did her dress!!

Julie said...

Great paper piecing. Dont' you just love all things Basic Grey? LOL Beautiful card.

Belinda said...

CUTE! I love that sweet dress!! I am going to have to try that technique with that stamp.

Alexis Smith said...

I love this stamp!! Great card

stubbie1980 said...

Such a beautiful card. What great talent.

Wendy L. said...

What a darling card. I like your blog. Nice to meet you!

Marisa said...

Great paper pieced dress and a darling card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card... love the paper-piecing. TFS!

Wendy said...

Gotta love the paper pieced dress, I did the same! Great minds hey! Love it, well done!

Jenn said...

I love this card! The paper piecing looks great

Jessabells said...

super cute!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

So sweet! Great work with the paper piecing bringing the papers together. Yum!
~ky

Carisa said...

great job - i love paper piecing da bella's it's like playing with paper dolls! LOL

Miche said...

I just love this paper!!! Your card looks awesome.

Delse said...

Love the paper piecing & the colors!

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Nicole said...

very pretty!! love the colors and the paper piecing - need to try that now, thanks for the inspiration

Leslie W. said...

Cute card!

Nimue said...

Lovely, lovely card - Nimmy

maiahs_momma said...

lovely card for sure :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just so adorable!

Terri E. said...

Great paper piecing.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

sueincanada said...

I love the paper piecing.

Jane B. said...

Love the paper piecing! What a cute Birthday card!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful card! I don't have that stamp and think I might need to add it to my next shopping list.

inkypaws said...

Lovely card, you did a woderful job!

Rose Mary said...

Ooh, I love this! So feminine looking.

Lisa Lou said...

Love the paper pieced dress!!

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Love the colors you used and that paper piecing looks fab!

Cathy Y. (YoungInker on SCS) said...

Love that DP-great job on the paper piecing.

Kimberly S said...

What a sweet card! :)

Lori said...

I like how you paper pieced her dress! Very nice card..TFS!!!

itsabrt said...

This is a fantastic card I love the Paper Piecing and you rockin toenails below! Beth aka BR-T

Ezmina said...

Wonderful card. Love the paper piecing!!

Wendance Designs said...

Beautiful card!!! Happy Birthday, Bella!

Isabelle said...

lovely card, love her dress!

MiamiKel said...

So sweet, love the papers!

Amy said...

So gorgeous and I love how you used the Christmas paper for a non-christmas card... it's perfect!

txbluiz said...

Great Card -- Love the paper piecing!

Linda said...

Love the skirt and coordinating paper. Sweet!

Maria said...

Beautiful color combo!In a close up the card looks kinda shimmery.. .
Love the image, it was one of my first Bellas

Karen said...

I love everything about this card! The paper piecing is a great touch.

Michele L. said...

what an elegant card!

Anonymous said...

really love the paper piecing

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful choice of DP and paper piecing!

Denise said...

Great card Christy! Everything really works great together!!
Denise

margie c said...

Beautiful! I love the paper piecing! :)

Denise said...

Cute card. I have always wanted this stamp!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Lori said...

Very girlie!!!

Sammi said...

This card is STUNNING!!! Love it!!
I love the paper on her dress!! Gorgeous!
xxx

The Lewis Family said...

Love the colors :)
~C

Karolyn Loncon said...

So cute! Love how you paper-pieced her dress, and the colors are amazing!

bevyb said...

Fab card! love the colors and paper piecing on the dress

Janet said...

Very pretty

Alex said...

PERFECT card, great colors!

Helen F. said...

Super sweet card for Bella's Birthday!

Cammy said...

How cute -- love the paper piecing.

Anita Hovey said...

Very cute...love the paper piecing!

anna said...

love how you pieced the dress

c.shier said...

Wonderful job!

Veronica said...

Love all the eliments of your card.

Giffysk8s said...

Well, I am glad you stuck with Bella cuz she is FABULOUS! LOVE that paper piecing!!! Perfect colors, too. You soooo rock!

lorraine00 said...

Ooh, love the glitz and glamour on your card and the gorgeous detailing!

Terri Milstead said...

I love the paper combination! Very lovely.

Rachel said...

very pretty!

LorieH said...

sweet card.

Debra said...

She's the perfect birthday girl! So lovely!
Debra

Dianal said...

Wow, you went to a lot of work with the paper piercing ... love this look ...

Linda said...

I love the way you pieced her dress. What at beautiful card!

Keesh said...

OH so very cute! Great paper piecing! Love Keesh x

MelissaS said...

Such a great job paper piecing her dress! Thanks for sharing :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty card--I like the paper pieced dress!

Larisa said...

great card! I love the paper piecing!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

perfect card/image for the Birthday Hop

Genevieve said...

Such a cute card!

Carol (HB) said...

So pretty and perfect for a birthday celebration!

Lara said...

LOVE this paper!
Great job!

Melinda said...

simply adorable!

stampinjane said...

She is sooo cute! and ready for a party!!!

Lori said...

Cute! Love the paper piecing and the matching decorative edge.

audrey g. said...

Love this card! Great job!

Randi said...

Beautiful card! Cute layout and I love the BG DP!

Kim said...

Cute!

Elise said...

I love ballonabella, she is sweet!

Lisa Petrella said...

Very pretty card! I like the paper piecing and the layout!!

scraphappy4067 said...

Your card is just adorable! I love the paper pieced dress, great choice of paper to go with the image!

Kelly

haejin said...

wow~ i love your choice of pattern/colors for this card.. especially her dress~ such a cute card!

jbuffan said...

Such a sweet image, love the patterned paper you chose for her dress. I need to paper piece more often, Love the look! great card.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love how you did her dress!!!

Vina said...

I love your sweet Bella card! Ballonabella is one of my many favorites! Happy holidays! Vina

Sally said...

She is just gorgeous, I love all the bling and the pp dress is magic.
Sally :)

JOAN said...

Super cute! TFS

Jo said...

Cute little card

mycardz said...

Simply adorable! love it.

Joanne Gilch said...

I just love paper piecing!
Great job1

Karen Steen said...

beautiful texture and colours!!

Emma said...

Gorgeous card....beautiful colours.
Emma x

Irene said...

What a festive card! Love the paper piecing!

Deebi27 said...

Party on Bella...her dress looks wonderful and the sparkle in the paper is a nice touch1!

Michelle VP said...

Love that paper-pieced dress! :)

barbs said...

Beautiful card. Great paper piecing.

Brandi said...

Super cute and the paper piecing is fab! :)

TinaC said...

Sooo cute...!!! Love her. :)

Papercraft Vixxen said...

Very pretty card. I love you color choices. :)

april said...

Love the paper pieced dress.... Great card!

Stampin Cats said...

Love how the whole card shimmers.

Jennifer said...

What a great card! I can't get enough of the Bella's. :)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

the paper piercing is perfect for her dress!

Jodi C. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love her dress!!!

allthumbs said...

Great work! Bella stamps just tickle my funny bone.

Kerri said...

This is so sweet! I just love the dp you used for her dress!

Robin McK said...

Your Bella is so sweet!!! Love your paper piecing! TFS

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous! I love her paper-pieced dress! Bella definitely looks ready for the party!

Tamara said...

Gorgeous! this hop is making me need to pull out my bellas again.

cheribella said...

Love the paper piecing. Great card.

Mary said...

So very pretty! Love your card!

Alanna said...

Very pretty card. I love the papers.

Lori said...

Oh this is a beautiful card! Great paper piecing!

ladybugg61 said...

Love the paper pieced dress and your choice of DP - great card!

Liz said...

Love this card.

Helen Dooley said...

What a pretty card. I love the colors.

Lesley said...

Very pretty card!

Kimberley said...

This is so pretty! I love that background paper!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty!!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

ACK!! Just love the PP you used and it looks so awesome

Shirley N said...

What a nice card--love your layout and this cute image. Think I'll need to get this one!

Jessica said...

Super cute!