August 27, 2010

Bellarific {Free Form} Friday & Some News

Hi everyone! Happy Bellarific Friday!!

Today's Bellarific Friday Challenge was free form, and I can't wait to head on over to Bloggabella and see all of the creations! Today is also the last Bellarific Friday in the new Bella Babe contest!!

For my card today, I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, MTSC88 from this past Tuesday!

I couldn't wait to ink up this ADORABLE Little Peep's Heart from the latest Stamping Bella release! These Little Peeps just melt my heart!! I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Cream Paper and colored her with Copic Markers.

I cut out and embossed the image with Rectangle Nestabilities, cutting around the heart so it was "out of the box". I added some Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter to the heart with a glue how sparkly it is!!

The patterned paper is all from Love Me Do by My Minds Eye, and I used the Die-Namics Jumbo Scallop Die from MFT for the scalloped border and the flower was cut with the Garden Party Blooms Die Set 1 from Taylored Expressions. I added a button from my stash in the center of the flower.

I stamped the sentiment, "I heart you" directly onto the patterned paper in Memento Tuxedo Black. It was tough, but I refrained from using my sewing machine on this card! I find myself using it ALL the time, so I thought I would challenge myself to NOT use it! LOL!!

Now, for some is my last Bellarific Friday as a Bella Babe. It was a VERY difficult decision but I have decided to step down from the Stamping Bella Design Team. Not sure if many of you are aware, but I am expecting my second little one in September and I needed to make some decisions to be able to focus more on my family! I LOVE Stamping Bella and Emily and am SO grateful for the opportunity to be a Bella Babe! It's been a blast and, rest assured, I will be still be showing lots of love for all my Stamping Bella stamps!

Now, make sure to head on over to Bloggabella and leave some love on today's Bellarific Friday post! One lucky commenter will win Bella Bucks!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Little Peep's Heart & sentiment, both from Stamping Bella
Paper: Classic Red, Choice Buttercream & Love Me Do from My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Canteloupe
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter, Die-Namics Jumbo Scallop Die, Garden Party Blooms Die Set 1, Button, Vanilla Thread, Copic Markers and Foam Tape



  1. Oh my gosh, girl, I didn't know you were expecting....WOWWWWW, HUUUUUUUGE CONGRATS!!!! How exciting!!!!

    I'm sure you're going to be missed at SB. You do awesome things with their stamps!

  2. That's just wonderful Jodie! Not long to wait and a good idea to free up some time before the little one arrives so you can put your feet up.Rest Up,Julie.x

  3. Hehe...I'm gigglin' at Denise up's always fun finding out someone is expecting! I hope you continue on with a happy and healthy pregnancy! Can't wait to hear all about the little one!!

    Your card is super sweet my friend! She's CUTE!! Love all that sparkle!

  4. I'm so thrilled for you! I just love your work and find it so inspiring that you craft as much as you do! Quite impressive. :)

  5. OMG Jodi! First of all, that is sad to hear - you were a perfect fit for Stamping Bella! Congrats on your upcoming new arrival though!
    Secondly, that peeps card is adorable, and it was a great decision to do the "out of the box" technique!

  6. OMG, huge congrats, Jodi! I didn't know you were expecting! And it's just right around the corner too! How exciting!

    Love your card!!

  7. ACK!! Congrats on your soon to be addition to your family! I had no idea! I'm sorry that a third arm and an extra 4 hours to a day doesn't automatically come along with a new arrival because I know how much you love being a Bella Babe. Good luck with your delivery, my friend!

    xo Brandi

  8. So sad to see you have been a wonderful compliment to our little pack of babes...but I do wish you all the best with your growing family!!!!!

  9. EEEK!!! This image is ADORABLE!!! So sorry to hear you're leaving Stamping Bella because you and Karen are my #1 enablers!!! LOL! Have a great day, my friend!

  10. OH my what an absolutely adorable little girl - and stamp. You did it beautifully Jodi. And you've always showcased Bellas beautifully!

    So excited for that little girl to make her appearance :)

  11. Ya KNOW you can ADOPT me and THEN I can become part of your FAMILY.. and THEN you can make cards cuz it will be on FAMILY TIME ;)
    not such a good idear?
    I gonna miss you sistah

  12. You know I am so sad that you are leaving us but I honestly don't know how you do it all! Will miss ya and your card is STUNNING BABE!!

  13. What a little cutie holding that huge heart!! I love all of your yummy layers too!!

    I can understand your difficult decision to leave the team, and I'm sure you'll be missed.

  14. Oh Jodi, CONGRATULATIONS!!! YAY, that's so exciting! I know Emily will miss you because your SB creations are FABULOUS~and this one is no exception! Have a great weekend:)

  15. gorgeous card! this is one of my favoritest color combos!

  16. What a great card Jodi. I'm just lovin' these new little peeps!! And you've worked this one up wonderfully!!

  17. Ack! How exciting Jodi! Big CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news! Your card is truly delightful! You always do such a beautiful job with those images! :D

  18. this is just too adorable for words!

  19. Love your Bella style & creativity! You'll be missed! Congratulations on your upcoming little blessing!

  20. wow....Best Wishes on your upcoming expanded cool and wonderful....

    and..yet another fabulous card...sweet'heart' card

  21. big big congrats, Jodi!!! so so happy for you and your family!! best wishes for you and the little one. =) thanks for all the inspiring stamping bella work! i love them all and hope to see more in the future!! beautiful card as always! love it! have a fabulous and relaxing weekend!! =)

  22. This card is A-Dorable! Cuteness!
    I hope you're feeling okay and I've been OBSESSIVELY checking your blog to see if you've delivered yet. I couldn't remember the due date.

    Will miss your Stamping Bella projects because they are always amazing, but I've long wondered if you can simply function without sleep. ;-)

  23. Love this Jodi!! The colors and layout are fab! I will miss seeing your bella creations every Fri. but you're smart for adjusting your schedule now.

  24. Your inspiration with Stamping Bella will be missed but how exciting to have a new little one on the way.

    Your card today is just way too cute!!! I love it!!!

  25. You didn't tell me....I'm sad you had to step down, I know it must have been hard for you, but I know what it's like to be overloaded, and I don't even HAVE kids!! Luv ya, your card is amazing!!

  26. Jodi, that's soooo cute!

    Congratulations on your wonderful news. I am so excited for you!

    Hugs and silly grin

  27. OMG...this is the cutest. I'm gonna have to head over to the Bella store and see what might need to come home with me!


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