Friday, June 10, 2011

For the Record, I {heart} Bella-riffic Fridays...

Hey, everyone!  I am BACK!
DC was awesome but utterly exhausting.  I am still processing how much was accomplished in 3 days there-really only 2 touring DC b/c the last day was spent at Six Flags before we embarked on our overnight ride home. Crazy town!  I am sunburnt, sore, and have a blister the size of a quarter on my right foot- right in the arch.  OW!  I took a pic but DH says it's gross and not to put it on my blog, LOL! Oh well... life is good and what a wonderful, educational, and eye-opening trip.  best part?  The one-on-one time I got to spend w/ my girl.  Loved every minute of that....

I am TOTALLY excited about Bella-riffic Friday today and the PAPER PIECING challenge we have for you today.  Stamping Bella is HOPPIN' and I can't wait to see all the entries from this past week! Paper piecing has always been a fave technique of mine and I couldn't wait to use my 6x6 Sampler pack of "For the Record" paper by Echo Park again.  As soon as I re-visited the yellow plaid I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to work with.  Here's "LuLu's Two Pies":

She is gorgeous, isn't she?  I really love the artistry of the Lulu's and seriously can't believe how long it took me to own one!

Now, did I mention Bella-land was hoppin'?  Today also kicks off our VERY FIRST Book Club discussion on the Forumabella and I cannot WAIT for our live CHAT LATER THIS WEEK~ SO STAY TUNED FOR Details and for when I open up the discussion on the FORUM If you can't make the live chat, no worries, you can leave a comment on the discussion forum at ANY time!  TOTALLY excited for this and just hope you can join us at some point!  :)

Last but not least, next week's challenge is our "Here Comes Summer" challenge so use your imagination and get summery!   Last but not least, you have FOUR more days to enter our FIRST Monthly challenge on the Forum!  Check out all the details for that HERE :)

Talk to you soon, sistahs!  It's been a crazy week!
xoxo,
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15 comments:

Leanne said...

Love her! Love her outfit, love your card Jess! Welcome home and I hope your foot is feeling lots better soon!! Have a wonderful Friday and a gr8 weekend and most of all Thanks for inspiring!! Hugs,

Pauline said...

Awesome card Jess. Love the colours and great job on the paper piecing. Have a great weekend.

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! Love the paper piecing & the colors. Sounds like you had a great trip with your daughter - now get some rest :)

Ebru Vatansever said...

She is absolutely gorgus my friend. I have this stamp by have yet to use it. Your color tones are perfect for a country style kitchen !! Mwah !!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Love the way you pieced this together. It looks so super-dooper! Right out of the fifties kind of look. I love it!

Thanks too for the nice comment on my lo. I really appreciate that. Have fun with the sketch when you get to it.

Smiles!
Gwen

Danni said...

Hope your blister heals fast, those are so painful!! Hugs!!
Another oh so sweet card!! and just too cute!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is SO sweet, Jess! LOOOOOVE that yellow gingham for her apron!!! Adorable!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Love this, Jess...so pretty!

Robin McK said...

Hey Jess!
Welcome back! I LOVE your Lulu! Great plaid paper - I think I need to get it...

Fabulous little button with the thread!

margie c said...

Happy to hear that you both had a fab time! and Ouch! Your blister sounds painful!
LuLu is SO adorable! I really like how you pieced her dress! Sweet card, Jess :)
Have a fab and relaxing weekend!
hugs, margie xo

Crafty Cath said...

Yup - she's gorgeous! But your colors and paper help make it so. I LOVE this color combo and the country feel. Makes me want to run into my room to duplicate it. Hmm!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh I ADORE her!!~

Steph said...

Such a sweet image, it's on my list for my next shopping order from SBella! Love those colours and your paper piecing is gorgeous x

Kelly Booth said...

So cute...just a Bellarific card! Love the colors you Used too...

Dana White said...

Here paper pieced dress & apron are fabulous - love the bright colours!!