Tuesday, January 30, 2007


It is a miracle! I made a card after work! Usually I am reading and TV watching during the week, but today my first two Bella stamps came and I had to try them out so I whipped up this card! Used Prismacolor and Gamsol to do the coloring. Also, the new ribbon that I got at Michael's last night. Jane and I have a bit of a ribbon problem and we were there oohing and ahhing over the new stock! We bought about ten rolls and decided to split them! Smart thinking!

Anyway, I think I have mentioned these Bella stamps before, but you might want to take a lookg at the website. These are a new line of stamps from a woman in Canada. Small business owner....and she designs her own stamps!! Very cool! They are lots of fun! Also, if you want to see examples of beautiful Bella cards, please visit Little Pink Flowers or Prairie Paper & Ink.
Those gals know their way around a Bella. Also, Little Pink Flowers has a new card making program that sounds divine! So, check that out if you are so inclined.

Other than that, not much happening around here as it is in the teen's with a zero wind chill! I am one of the huddling masses, glad to be able to go upstairs and start a new book. So far I have read four of the books from my TBR list.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Blankets by Craig Thompson
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
King Dork by Frank Portman.

Sadly, this is the only thing in my life that I am caught up on or ahead of schedule on!!! Oh well, one must be true to themself! or something like that!


One Crabapple said...

Love the CARD !

Good for you AFTER work even !?Nice.

Enjoyed Pink Flowers and Praire Paper...thanks for links.

Which book did you like the most on your list ?

and anyway that is so kool that you are so ON IT with your list !

Did you throw a Nietzche out there ?
Did I spell that right ? - doubtful.

One Crabapple said...

Bella Stamps are Kool !

Beth said...

testing....blogger problems tonight !!!

Liz said...

Adorable card. Love the background paper and the ribbon - and the great gamsol coloring. You rock girlfriend.

Beth said...

The card is great and the new stamp is adorable and fun.
I checked out her website and I'm not sure which I like better...the stamps or her names on the stamps...they are so funny !!!

I'm right there with you regarding the hunkering down and staying warm....I've had just about enough of this cold...YIKES, I'm so tired of it already !!! It just kinda drains me.

And I do have to give you a standing ovation for getting a card done after work...that is major !!!

Jane said...

THIS CARD IS PERFECT!!! Love the paper and ribbon together. For knowing Laura as well as I do, a card after work is MAJOR LOL!

Lotus Reads said...

Lovely, just lovely, Laura! I will definitely contact Bella Stamps when I am ready to start stamping! I'm glad they are located here in Canada, makes it that much more convenient for me.

Hey, you're doing really well with the TBR challenge, good on you! :)

Trixie said...

See, that whole food/energy thing is working for you again! Congrats on the books and the art!

Heather said...

This is really cute. I love that ribbon!!

Literary Feline said...

That's a gorgeous card! I hope you are staying warm.

Laura said...


I am not reading Nietzche!!! I heard he is depressing! If I read any philospher type I would like to read thoughts by Gandhi or Rumi.....

I think I liked Eat Pray Love the best of those first four TBR books!!!