Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bella Rocks & More HAPPY Mail!

I wanted to use another Bella image that I received, AND I wanted to use another NEW Cuttlebug large embossing folder. I'm happy to say that I was able to do both!


My SBS2 Secret Sister sent me Bella stamped images, and this one is just the coolest! Look at Bella with her guitar. She really ROCKS! I'm loving this new embossing folder. It's called allegro. Both of my girls are very musical, so this folder was a MUST for me. The ribbon is fantastic, and I think I got it at Hobby Lobby. The "you rock" is Karen Foster snap stamps. I colored the image with pencils and used gamsol. I'm very happy with the way this card turned out!


I'm happy to say that I finally know WHO sent me the wonderful Bella images! I received my SBS2 "reveal" package yesterday. My secret sister is Inking Aloud's, Lori T. Lori is so talented, and it's always so much fun to visit her blog, because all of her creations are such eye candy! We're also both on Tamara's Sketches! card design team. Very cool! I had NO CLUE that Lori was my secret sister, and she was an awesome secret sister. This is the card that I received with my reveal package. I love the red and turquoise. It's such a pretty card!


Lori also sent me an altered notepad and pen. Isn't this fantastic? I love it! Such a pretty color, and the stamping is perfect!


Look at these monogram sticky notes! So cool, all different colors, and I love the dots! Such happy sticky notes! They're sitting here right on my desk!


She also sent me lots of packages of BLING! Love it all, and I will use it all, because I just love bling! Such pretty rhinestones! Plus, look at the jumbo altered paper clip! Gorgeous! The red and brown is so striking!


The altered paper clip is worth a second look. It's so pretty! I love it! I love it ALL! Thank you so much Lori! You were just an awesome secret sister! I am one of the luckiest bloggers that I know! I have "met" such amazing women, and you're all so wonderful, generous, and kind! Thank you!

Well, if you saw my 10 p.m. post and photo from last night (below), you will know that I'm a little bit crabby today, because we got more snow! It's heavy and wet, and I need to go outside to finish shoveling it. I did a little bit of it already, and I'm tired! Ugh! Yuck! I guess all of this will just make me appreciate spring so much more when it finally arrives! Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments :

Lesli said...

Wonderful Happy Mail!!! I love the you rock card - awesome fun!!!

malieta said...

Hey Carol!
I love the You Rock card...the embossing folder and ribbon are beautiful!!!
Your "happy mail" is awesome, your friend put together a terrific package.
malieta:)

Dawn said...

you need to start putting a "drool" warning on your posts - lol

What a great "sister" you have! All wonderful goodies. The card and bella stamp is beautiful!

Ana Baird said...

Great cards! The Bella card is gorgeous!

Andrea, said...

I love your Bella card, the embossing folder is just perfect with it
Andrea x

Becky said...

CAROL! You're Bella card is absolutely stunning! I love it! And what an awesome secret sister you have! She sent you some really great things! Hope that snow doesn't give you too much trouble! Spring will be here soon!!

scrapnnMO said...

You lucky duck! You've gotten some really amazing GOODIES! Love your newest card!

Marlou said...

wow!! you lucky lady, what amazing goodies you received Carol!!! and love your beautiful card with your GORGEOUS!!! EMBOSSING FOLDER!!!!!! love that altered paperclip too, its wow!! :) xx

Chris said...

Love your fabby cards and that rock girl bella is sooo coool..lol
Awesome candy there too Carol :D

Terrie B x said...

love your cards..and your candy is great:_x

PaperAddict said...

I love the "Rock" card! You did a great job coloring her - especially her hair - giving her low lights was so cool!
Lori sent some awesome goodies to you!
Hugs,
Catherine

Alexandra said...

that rockin' bella is too cool and your card is amazing! I love that embossing you did, totally is PERFECT for that card! And girl, you have gotten some AMAZING mail -you lucky gal!

Okay, I am seeing your pic below and ooooh, I am glad we don't get that here! Sorry you are having to shovel AGAIN - thinking warm thoughts for you! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

savitri said...

This is awesome!!! I need to go to the store after pay day :D I want more CB stuff!! I love your Bella card. I want a Bella or two! :D:D

~KRISTY~ said...

YOU ARE A LUCKY DUCKY CAROL GETTING ALL THOSE FABBY GIFTS IN THE POST.LOVE YOUR NEW CARD THE ROCKIN BELLA IS JUST GORGEOUS & LOVE THE EMBOSSING & I CAN SEE YOU USING THAT ONE ALOT & GETTING YOUR MONEYS WORTH!

Liz :) said...

Ohhh I love your stuff, I'm always looking at your posts and I am wondering a stupid question... with all the ribbons and tabs you use and the embossing paper, what kinds/types of glue to you use? it's sometimes hard to add flat papers to embossed ones and vice versa, and adding fabric to your cards, I just don't know what kind of glue to use.
Thanks....

Melonie said...

WOW! You got some awesome stuff! Love the card you made and great blog!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

LOVE your bling and LOVE your rocker chick card. Those new cuttlebug folders are to die for!
Zee

Liz :) said...

Sorry.... but ATG gun? I’m new at this so I have noooo idea what that means? I made a door hanger for my friend over the weekend and I used the stick glue, I guess it was okay being that I didn't use pictures, and I used the glue gun, another okay because it was on wood... I actually saw the door hangers that your girls made and thought they were awesome, I used them as my motivation! So a big Thanks to your girls! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your bella card that emobssed background is perfect. Oops I did not know we were suppose to do a reveal, shame on me, I better get busy.

My Paper World said...

Sooooo cute Carol! I LOVE your Bella card! what fun goodies too!
Nicola xx

Jamie Martin said...

These are all so pretty :)

Liz :) said...

Thanks for the info on the glues, I saw some of that double sided tape in a dispenser that looks like the white out tape... I thought about using it but opted not to, I'll check out the site you sent me and see if it's the same. Thanks again. I'll be posting my door hanger project tomorrow, I hope your girls will look at it and know they were the inspiration for it! Thanks.

Elisabeth said...

That Bella is awesome!! I just ordered some this morning and can't wait to get them!

Your friend is gorgeous! I love those two colors together!

Have fun playing with your new stash!! =)

Mistylynn said...

Wow that bella is rockin' but I'd have to say my fav is the butterfly card...the yellows are amazing. You're a lucky gal. Take care.
Misty

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

What a fun package! So many nice things! I bet you were doing a happy dance! Love your rockin Bella card! I have that cuttlebug folder ordered and can't wait to get it and play with it! It's absolutely perfect for this image!
I wish I could send some sunshine your way! Sounds like you've had just about enough of the white stuff! Hang in there! Spring is on it's way soon!
Have a great day!

Deb Neerman said...

Hi again! Your "You Rock" card is da bomb!!! Love it! Great coordination.

Okay, how does one get these uber-kewl secret sisters?!? I really NEED one of 'em!

Great stuff, as usual!

~Hugs, Deb

Deb said...

I love your Bella card, she is so cool, the embossing folder is fab too, haven't seen that one before. Love your secret sister goodies, lucky you!

Tracy said...

Very cool! Nice Bella...Lori is such a sweetheart! So glad you enjoyed our first Secret Swap!

scrapbit said...

Oh, all so nice!! I love this secret sister thing. My first and so fun.