Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bella Birthday Blog Hop!

Good morning everyone! Hopefully you're having a great time following the Stamping Bella 3rd Birthday Blog Hop! If you didn't start at the beginning, you might want to go here to Blogabella to start. You can see the details here regarding three $100 gift certificates that Stamping Bella is giving away.

Here's my card for the hop. It's a little "springy", I know. I'm tired of making Christmas cards at this point. This is the bffABUGS stamp from Bella. I just love these little bugs! They're colored with Lyra colored pencils and Gamsol odorless mineral spirits, then cut out and layered using Nestabilities. The patterned paper is K & Co Citrus, which I wasn't sure I liked at first, but the bright colors have grown on me. The paper was the inspiration for the colors I used for these "bugs".



Here's a close up showing some of the bling I added. I used tiny rhinestones on the antennas of the righthand bug and stickles on the wings. I also added black, glossy gel pen on the righhand bug's hair and the swirls on her dress. I's a little more bling that I would normally use on an "everyday" card, but I couldn't seem to stop once I got started last night.

Have a great time on the hop. Now that you're done here, follow the hop to Tammy's blog Stamp Happy. I feel honored to be pass the hop on to her. I follow her blog and check it out nearly every day.

Happy Hopping (and stamping!),
Kathleen

107 comments:

  1. How darling! LOVE this image, your coloring and the layout!!!

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  2. CUTE!!! Love how you used these nesties!!!!

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  3. cute card---love this yellow:) Great stuff!

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  4. Very fun card! Love these little sweeties!

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  5. totally great card - beautiful :D

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  6. Great card - love the colours you used. Makes the card give off a bright and warm feeling.

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  7. How cute, love the bright colors!
    nice work!!

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  8. Love it!! Your card is awesome!

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  9. How darling! LOVE this image and your use of the nesties!

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  10. My favourite Bellaland stamp!!

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  11. DARLING card!!! I love the colors you used and the bling you added =)

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  12. Adorable!! Beautiful work. :)

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  13. Cute card, I like the touch of bling! Well done!

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  14. So sweet! I have a hard time with bright colors too, but you did this beautifully!
    ~ky

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  15. too adorable Kathleen! Nice to see the springy colors, it's snowing here in PA!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  16. love the colors :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  17. These are adorable. Great job with distressing the edges.

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  18. What a fun color scheme...love it!

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  19. Cute image and fabulously coloured. Great card :D

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  20. Just love these cute little buggs....adorable card.

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  21. This card is darling!!! Beth aka BR-T

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  22. Great card - thanks for sharing!

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  23. SO sweet! I love anything w/ yellow and these super duper adorable huggabuggs are colored up wonderfully! Awesome card!

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  24. Adorable! And great colours too!

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  25. Awwww... how cute is this card!? I adore it!

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  26. OMGOSH they are adorable! TFS!

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  27. This is totally adorable!!
    so cuuuuute!!xxx

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  28. just darling little huggabuggas! cute card.

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  29. So adorable!! Love the colors!

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  30. Awesome card. Love the bright crispness of it.

    Denise Wells
    mamascollections@aol.com

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  31. Aren't these two little Buggs so cute?!?!?! Great job on them!
    Denise

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  32. Ca-YUTE!! Love those sweet little Hugga-bugs!! Colors are yummolicious, too!

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  33. Great Card -- Love how you used two different nestabilities to layer!

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  34. Oh, this is delightful! So cheery!!! Your coloring is fabulous!

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  35. What a darling lil card :) Too cute!!!

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  36. Aw, too cute! And I love that stamp!

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  37. Great card - love the colour scheme!

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  38. what a sweet little card. I love the shapes of your image mats

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  39. very cute & colorful card!

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  40. Such a sweet image, and a fun card! :)

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  41. Adorable! Love the springy colors!

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  42. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog! Your card is one that will stand out of the crowd for sure! It's fabulous!!!

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  43. :) i love glitter~ and how cute are these girls??

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  44. Angela (SCS monkeymama)December 6, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    What a darling card to give a friend; love the colors! (Your cat Jax is darling, too!)

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  45. Pure sweetness! I love how you turned your labels it looks great!

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  46. i love these little huggabugs.

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  47. Stunning coloring!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  48. The bright colors work great with this card!

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  49. Great work! Bella stamps just tickle my funny bone.

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  50. This is so adorable..love the colors

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  51. love the colours you picked for this stamp .... absolutely gorgeous

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  52. Colorful, fun and happy...that what this card brings to me!

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  53. I love this stamp and your coloring is bright and cheerful! Perfect!

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  54. So cute!!! I love the bright colors, and you can never have too much bling!

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  55. Adorable, cheerful design! I love how you layered the Nestabilities, too!

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  56. P.S. And THANK YOU for being so sweet with your mention of my blog! You're awesome! :)

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  57. I love this card. It makes me feel so happy!!!

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  58. they just look like so much fun!!

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  59. Love how you used the nesties ... this card is so cute!! great job!

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  60. I love these little huggabugs. In fact, I just stamped them today...getting ready to color them this week! Love your card!

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  61. This card is STUNNING!!! WOW!!!

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  62. So cute!! I love those little bugs too and I love the springy colors right now!!

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  63. Well... I'm tired of Christmas cards too! I love your "springy" card and I say that one can never have too much bling - lol!

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  64. What fun. The colours are wonderful. A really cheerful card. It made me smile - Nimmy

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  65. I love the springy card. It's cold and snowy here, and I love to see something bright and sunny.

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  66. Those little ones are just too, too cute!!! Love this card!

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  67. Love your card!!! :)

    And I'm loving those Bug stamps of Stamping Bella! I have two little ones (5 & 6) and donate cards to hospice patients (hoping to get over to the Children's Hospital before the holidays), so they'd be perfect (so cute and so much fun)!

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  68. what a cute set of fairies. They are adorable.

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  69. Awwww, what a cute image and a fantastic card!!!

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  70. Awww, this is such a cute image! Love your card!

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  71. You gotta love the buggs & yours are soooo cute

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  72. These buggs are too adorable. Love your coloring!

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