Friday, March 6, 2009

Oh Happy Day!


It's a happy day in more ways that one! I just have to say, this card expresses perfectly how I'm feeling today and what I'm doing. Cause I'm leeeeeeeavingggggg on a jet plane, going to see my best friend again! (did you sing it with me!?!)

I'm off to Calgary to visit my BFF Dana. I haven't seen her since she came to Boston last October, so we're definitely due for a visit. Hubby and the dog are on their own for the next ten days...I'm not worried...they'll figure it out!  :)

The layout for this card uses the Mojo Monday week 76 sketch. I absolutely HAD to use the Arivedercibella image from Stamping Bella for my post today. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with copics. I paper pieced the suitcases...aren't they darling! I wish my bags were that cute. Frankly, I don't look that cute today...I'm in Lulu pants, Merrell runners and have a computer bag slung over my shoulders...but I'm comfy for my travel day.  :)

The patterned papers are from Bella Blvd., the Swing Into Spring collection. It's so fresh and happy, plus there's plenty of pink, my favourite colour! The image was cut out with square Nestabilities and layered onto a scalloped square of Regal Rose. The green base layer is kiwi kiss and the sentiment is another of the sentiments from the Mini Words set. I didn't know this until I read it on Bloggabella, but the Mini Words set is actually Em's handwriting...how cool!!!

I did some paper piercing to add a little interest and made a tailored bow for the top. The polka dotted badge from Stella's Love Set was the perfect addition to my tailored bow.  I finished off with three Bella Bonbons for just the right touch of bling. 

Now, to make it an even happier day, it's Bellarific Friday AND Em's releasing a bunch of new images today too! I can't even stand it! I'll have to wait til I get to Calgary to look at all the Bellarific submissions and the new stamps, but you can pop over to Bloggabella and have a lookey once she gets it all posted. Have fun!!! 

AND, How about a little blog candy!!! I don't know about you, but every time I say the name of this image, Arivedercibella, it makes me think of the song: arivederci pasta, no more baked alaska, til nineteen ninety five (I know, I'm dating myself). So I changed the words a little and came up with the first two lines for the song, but I'm not getting anything for the third line. Here's what I have: "Arivederci Bella, I'm going to see Stella".....................and I need you to finish the song for me, K? Leave a comment on this post with your song suggestion. My BFF and I will choose the most clever line and that person will receive a nice little package of yummy blog candy.  The deadline for this contest is Sunday, March 8th, 8pm EST. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you're the winner. Can't wait to see what you come up with!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

19 comments:

Leslie said...

Love it! Have the best time my friend - enjoy every minute together with Dana! I'll work on the song....

Nancy said...

No song stuff from me... just wanted to tell you to have a fabulous time in my city!! I'll be away to make room for one more fantastic person to fly in! LOL!

greenc said...

I could think of a few things for the song. ....Stella and I must be on time. ....Stella and take my stamps so fine. It was hard to choose between the two. Have a great weekend. Cathy

Dana White said...

WOHOOOOO as I am writing this you have already texted me that you are at the boston airport!!!!

Wendy said...

Hey, we have a date when you get here! Can't wait to finally meet you! Love the card, looks so finished! I love that about yours.

Miche said...

I don't even know the song...and I'm older than you!! But if you want a rhyme...how about "we're ditching our fellas and gonna stamp some Bellas"...I'm so excited for you guys!! Have a GREAT visit

Bev said...

This is fabulous! Love the colours

Janet said...

hope you are having a safe trip!!! Have a good 10 days with dana and i will see you in 17 days!!! :)
hugs

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

AWESOME card! I'll bet you guys didn't even sleep last night!

Have fun!

Lori Schwindt said...

...and a make everything come alive! How's that for some song writing. Love your blog!

Susan N. said...

Cute card. I have to admit I think I am older then you and I have not heard of that song. I did come up with a rhyme "Arivederci Bella, I'm going to see Stella, Love and Kisses bloggabella"! Sounds like you will have a fun time with your friend, nothing better.

~Christina~ said...

Super cute!!!

Cher said...

how bout...Arivaderci Bella, I'm going to see Stella...and before you see me I will see yer fella! lol have a nice vaca...and please pick moi! (does my french count? LOL) Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

she is just so cute...

Char in So Cal said...

"Arivederci Bella, I'm going to see Stella".........."in Calgary we'll be a stampin' but our husbands we won't a tella"

Hava a wonderful and safe trip!!

Rubber Hugs,

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}
darn spammers! lol

Stampin Cats said...

hmmmmm, I don't know this song but I'll give it a shot. Arivederci Bella, I'm going to see Stella".....................and embellish our lives away.

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Never heard the song but I tried to keep the same tempo:

Arivederci Bella, I'm going to see Stella" with Dana, we'll have fun

LOL! Have a great time!

Dianal said...

Arivederci Bella, I'm going to see Stella, who's dating a stampin' fella, Tim Holtz he's not, but on occasion he'll stamp and use an H20
pot.

Best I can do with an 11 minute time frame remaining.

Emily said...

Sorry, this comment went on the wrong post. my ending to your song was posted there by 8pm. It was "leaving behind doggie and my fella". Hope you can still consider it.

Great cards Karen! I love both of them! Have fun in Calgary!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fabulous! Love the colors. Thanks for playing! :)