Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Em!!!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Blog Hop!!! 
Today's a BIG day...not only is it Em's birthday but it's also release day for new images from Stamping Bella!!! Be sure to start the hop at Bloggabella so you don't miss anything and leave a little birthday love for Em while you're there!

I decided to use Partygirlabella for my card today. I had this layout in my head (I know...shocking that I didn't use a sketch!!!) and I thought she'd still look ok if I chopped off her legs.  She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with copics. Then I stamped the balloons two more times so I could cut them out and pop them for dimension. The cupcake is also popped. I added just a little sparkle to her hat and the cupcake flame with my yellow Spica glitter pen. The image is layered onto chocolate which I cut out with Blossom Nestabilities

The card base is 5.25 inches square and layered with chocolate and brocade blue. I ran the red panel through my Paisley Cuttlebug folder then added the patterned paper strip (it's American Crafts Craftfair Collection). The sentiment, it's a cupcake thing, is flanked with olive Bella Bonbons and a little yellow ribbon from my stash finishes the card. 

And here's a second card that I made especially for Em...the image was designed by Christy Croll (Tiddly Inks illustrator) especially for Queen Bella's birthday today and it's a surprise for Em. Read about her reaction in this post. I used the same layout and paper collection. 
There's a hidden prize on one of the blogs along the hop so be sure to leave comments for a chance to win! Now you're off to Vicki's blog for more Bella inspiration!!! In case the hop chain is broken click here for the master list of all the hop participants, find your place and keep hopping. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

123 comments:

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

WOWZER! Your cards just freaking rock! I love the bright intense colors!

Maggie said...

Your coloring is fantastic...love those balloons!

GabrielaD said...

Both cards are fantastic. I love Parygirlabella... she is always my go to stamp for birthdays... so happy with her balloons! The card you did for Emily is just perfect... love it.

Dana White said...

sure cute - love them both my bff

Lindsy said...

LOVE love love the bright bold colors you used! And the pop-out balloons?? FANTABULOUS!
Super great card :o)
And the card for Em is just plain amazing :o)

Jenn Borjeson said...

OK I love the first card's bright colors and the way you cut out the balloons! But then I saw the 2nd card and squealed. LOL I just LOVE that image - and the card is just beautiful! Love the coloring, the jewels on the crown, everything!

Jacilynn said...

I love the DP and balloons. Super cute cards.

Nancyroo said...

your cards are simply amazing!

Christi said...

Your coloring is amazing! OMG!! They both are fantastic!!!

NormaJean said...

your cards are beautiful so colorful

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Karen! So bold and bright.....just like Em!! Great stuff!

Shaela said...

wow, incredible cards!!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the balloons!

Niki Estes said...

Karen, these are both so cute! I love the colors and sketches and the extra dimension you added to the first card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabby cards! Those balloons are a show stopper! Gorgeous work!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Those balloons are making me swoon!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Terri said...

WOW, more amazing coloring...I am seeing some beautiful things being created. Love both cards!

Colette said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I *have* that stamp, but it's NEVER turned out as gorgeous as yours! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both cards!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Karen, this is fabulous!

JWill795 said...

OMG! These are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE THEM!

Sandra MacLean said...

Those are some fabulous cards!! I love the layered look to the balloons on the first one and the colors in the second one are eye catching! Great job!!

Dawn said...

Love the embossing with this card and the great colors in the balloons...how fun!

Sue said...

Both cards are just fabulous! I love the images and the color combinations on both. The extra sparkle & bling on Emily's card is perfect.

kadie said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the colors, the cutouts and the texture!!

Giffysk8s said...

Great coloring on both! Those balloons are awesome!

Bonnie B said...

I love Partygirlbella...she is awesome.

Nancy said...

KAREN!!!!! A-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!!!!

Jen said...

I love your card!

Tink said...

Beautiful Cards!

Carrol said...

Wow. Awesome cards. Love them both.

SelenaB said...

I love the colours

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Wow,wow,wow!...Did I say wow?! These are super fabulous!

Anne said...

Wow, awesome cards.

scrappypug said...

two spectacular cards... awesome!

Colleen Wold said...

Holy awesome-ness!!! Your coloring is freakin fabulous! And your cards are just fantastic!! TFS!! I love these blog hops, I discover new blogs to follow!

Tina said...

Love, love, love this card. So much color and dimension.

joni h said...

beautiful card! birthdays are so much fun!

Karen Wilson said...

OMGoodness, I LOVE your balloons! How creative is that?! Both your cards are gorgeous. GREAT job!

Denise said...

Stitches, layers, bling and all. This is just fantastic!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

april said...

I love both cards!!! Both are ADORABLE!!!

Terri Milstead said...

Love the way the balloons pop off the page.

Sparkle said...

I love your bright and festive card.

carpediem said...

You always do such a great job on your cards!

cindy ziliak said...

Wish I could eat cake and stay that skinny!

Dee said...

Your cards are super gorgeous.

Cherie said...

Two cards! Wow! I really love the Party Bella. She is just awesome!

Marjorie said...

Your cards are fabulous!! I love your card layout for both of them!

Dawn said...

I just love Partygirlabella! Love Queen Em too! Beautiful cards!

lia said...

LOVE THE COLORS! so bright and cheery!

Charlene said...

Great cards!!

Julie Masse said...

Karen these are both super FAB cards!!! But that Bella card - I am in love with that image!! You colored her perfectly - amazing job!! :)

Kathy said...

Both cards are fantastic, love the dimension on the balloons!

Cheryl said...

Love how you made them pop, the colors and layouts

Davis Family said...

I am slightly jealous so many of yu got to color Em. But you did a great job.
Great cards. FANTASTIC!

Kerry J. said...

I adore those blossom nesties! Your cards are so bright - they make me smile! Love your colouring Karen! Amazing cards!

michib2006 said...

Beautiful card! I love the idea of doing multiple layers of the balloons.

Jenn said...

I love your card, especially all the layering, they really make it pop!

Leah the Orange said...

BOLD and BEAUTIFUL! i love these cards, and the way you play with colour! that Em image is awesome - i hope she has a wonderful birthday!

thanks to all of you bellariffic gals for the bloghoppin' fun! :)

---Karmyn

Marisa said...

Great job on the balloons! Lovely bright card.

Jenifer H said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love your coloring, especially on the new "Queen Em" image. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Mak said...

These cards are FANTASTIC!

Cammy said...

Love both of your cards! Such fun colors.

Pamela Gibson said...

mmm cupcakes!

Julia said...

More great vibrant cards.

Raquel said...

OMG, both cards are absolutely gorgeous, love the layout and the use of you colors, they are sooo cute. Love it!!!!

Nicole said...

wow your cards are stunning!!! gorgeous work :)

moster said...

Wow -- I've never visited your blog before. I LOVE your vibrant colors. Bookmarking your blog NOW!

Sonia said...

What a lovely colourful card, its lovely.
Hugs Sonia x

Denise said...

Your cards are just luscious Karen! I just received the partygirlabella and just can't wait to use it!! Denise M

Randi said...

Stunning cards!! Your coloring is amazing. Love the rich, vivid coloring! Love the layout on that last card. The image really pops!

Yvette said...

What FUN and HAPPY cards!!! They are sure to brighten anyones day!

Christina said...

Adorable!

Penny said...

Love the colors! :^)

Jenn said...

Gorgeous cards and your coloring is FAB!!!

Cr8ive ME said...

love your cards.

I'm also participating in the blog hop.

M.E.

Janet said...

as always super cards:)

Hope Spencer said...

These are both so beautiful! Wow!

Robyn said...

Great cards, so colourful and lively.
Robyn A

Tracey said...

Love your cards! Gorgeous!

Michele Boyer said...

These are both so VERY cute! I love the balloons on the first card and the fun bright colors on the second!

Stefanie said...

Oh Karen, I love both cards! That paper is fabulous and the balloons on the first card look so great popped up like that.

Sprytebyrd said...

Love your cards! The layout on Partygirlabella is awesome!

Mandi said...

Great job on both your cards. So very cute. :)

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Ooooolala......these cards are truly a masterpiece.....I LOVE THEM. Great colors.......your colouring in wonderful

Diana said...

Just love your work. Your cards are always so gorgeous!

Jami said...

Super cute card. I love how you paper pieced the balloons.

Margo said...

Love how your cards are so "crisp" and clean looking!!! Super cute!

arlene said...

Love your card. The layout and especially the balloons are fabulous.

Katie said...

Both cards are amazing! Your coloring is fantastic! Love the balloons! TFS, Katie

Brandi said...

These are awesome! I love the bright colors and dimension!

Ann Kranitz said...

Hi!! These cards are just fun fun fun!!!

Toothy said...

love the layout and the colors

Patricia Garcia said...

Your work is amazing, Always glad to browse your blog!!

Tina said...

Wow! Love your cards and the bright colors. Very cheerful.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!!

txbluiz said...

love the colors and your card!!!

Jessica said...

This is beyond fabulous... LOVE the colors, the coloring, everything! I'll definitely be adding your blog to my google reader for more inspiration! ;)

inkedx2 said...

Love the colorful card. TFS

Robbie

Tema said...

Beautiful Bella! Great detail on the balloons.Love it!

jen said...

These are both so awesome! Love the dimension!

jellybean74 said...

Truly eye popping and jaw dropping!!!

Shannon Roberts said...

WOW!!!!!!!! Amazing! True talent! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Love your cards...your colouring is AMAZING!!

chercroppin said...

WOW!! Both cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colors you used, those stamps are darling....and what a fantastic coloring job! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christy Lynn said...

Love your Partygirlabella card, the balloons look fabulous popped up on dimensionals.

Ramsey said...

OMGosh! I LOVE these cards! You are amazing with the Copics, girl! Fab job!

Joanne Peirson said...

I love your use of bold colours!

(Nerdette) Stephanie said...

OM gosh, love the baubles on Emily's crown. Too cute.

The balloons on Partygirlabella are fabulous. Great colouring job.

Wendy said...

You have 108 comments on this one...hell, that is how many I have for my whole blog! LOL Amazing job and Em should be very proud and honored!

Carisa said...

cute, love them!

marla said...

Wow what an awesome card. Love the colors!!

JessicaK said...

Fantastic job with the coloring and the DP choices rock.

southernscraps said...

Love the cards. Love those balloons.

Joanne B. said...

Love your out of the box balloons!
And your Card for Em's birthday is aaaahhhhmmmaaazzzzing!

The Pink Elephant said...

Wowzers!! LOVE your cards!!!

{pam} said...

both of your cards ROCK!!! especially love the 3D balloons!!!

starqueen said...

Hi Karen,
Happy birthday to EmmyBella! Both of your cards are fabulous...if it's not a sketch, it should be!
Thanks for sharing!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Awesome cards! I really LOVE how the balloons pop out of the frame!

Jane B. said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful cards, adore the colours and ballons are so cool. Kim

LindaSS said...

Your cards are so adorable & your talent for coloring your images is amazing. Stunning work!!!

Martha said...

beautiful cards. love the way you colored them.

Kandi said...

These are both so striking! Your coloring is fantastic as well as your paper choices. Love 'em!