Monday, July 12, 2010

Bella Challenge Monday #6 & *New Releases*

Hello and Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. On Saturday, the kids and I went to the zoo with my best friend, Stacey. It was super humid but we had a great time! Sunday, I did some housework and caught up on some dt duties. What did you do?

It's Monday so that means it's time for another challenge from the Bella Digi Studio Challenge Blog. It's also the second Monday of the month which means it's time for *New Releases*!! This week's challenge was issued by Robyn and she wanted us to use distressing on our creation. I chose to work with the new stamp, My New Coat, which was also a *freebie* over the weekend!! Here's my card...

Isn't she cute??? I love her boots. Shelby has some pink polka dot Hello Kitty rain boots and that's what I thought of when I colored these. :) Of course, she was colored using Copics then I fussy cut around her. I used Smooch Ink on the cuffs of her coat and top of her boots. It shimmers beautifully in person. I used my go-to card base cut using my Big Shot Pro A6 Scallop Card die. *LOVE* this die!! Then, I dry embossed a piece of white Making Memories Slice Shimmer paper using the Quickutz Snowflake Embossing Folder. I added a few strips of Bo Bunny patterned paper then tied it off with some of my new Crinkled Ribbons I made. Using my Slice and the FaLaLa design card, I cut a snowflake from the shimmer paper and tucked it under the bow of the ribbon. The sentiment was hand written, cut out with the SU! Word Window punch and embellished with a Kaiser Pearl.

I know it's hard to think 'Warm Wishes' in the summertime but you could really take advantage of the time and get started on your holiday cards!!! Christmas in July?? haha, I know, I know.

If you'd like to play along with Robyn's challenge for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate for the Bella Digi store or a chance to be our guest designer be sure to read the rules below in red. And if you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Also, like the Bella Digi Studio on Facebook and NEVER miss a *freebie*!!

Here's How To Play: To participate in the Weekly Challenge, please create a *new* project using any Bella Digi image following the current week's theme. You must link to your project using the link tool at the bottom of the post on the main Bella Challenge Blog. A winner will be chosen via and that person will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store. In addition, the DT will choose their favorite three projects from all participants and ONE winner will be chosen to be the following week's Guest Designer. To be considered for the top three, you must have purchased an image from the shop (unless otherwise noted)...however, you don't have to use the purchased image in that week's challenge.

If you started here on my blog, please visit the DT blogs below to see the rest of the creations...

Bella Studio Challenge Blog
Katie {you are here}

Thanks for stoppin' by today! Join me again tomorrow for a *sweet* card I created. Hope to see you then!



Sue said...

This is wonderful Katie! I love the way you colored her!

Tammylee said...

Katie, very cute. I just love all the new images.

Eva said...

Katie, this is soooooo soooooo very ADORABLE!!!! Love your design and the all over look of this card!!! Gorgeous!!

Robyn said...

I just love this card Katie! Fabulous job!!

Michelle said...

Hi Katie. Another fabulous card from you. You have done a fabulous job.

Jaspere said...

Cute, cute and more cute.

Jana M. said...

Katie, SO PRETTY!!!!! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute. There's so much detail to this card. I love the ribbon (caught my eye right away), and the embossed snowflake paper is just perfect.