Well wouldn’t ya know its Friday already! The countdown continue’s.

I don’t know why I said “already” because this week has been in REWIND!

Maybe its just me?

Anyway-I was “snowed in” yesterday, and pray to God I get to shop tonight-ALONE. Any time BEFORE Saturday. I need to be DONE. Seriously. It will also depend if I get my money in the mail today. Lets all cross our finger’s OK! Could come tomorrow-which is usually AFTER my bank closes-GRRRRRRRR!

So, I told you I had some fabulous Bella card’s right?

Well, you know I am not a liar. I have been so motivated and hard at “work”. This week’s blogger’s challenge was to do interactive cards-cards that move, or shake or “something”.

Wouldn’t you know, I just happened to have Cupcakeabellahere-all uninked, and ready for the challenge!

I’ll take a CUPCAKE WITH SPRINKLES, please.


Here it is! My shaker card! I haven’t done one of those in YEARS!

Inside are pastel beads from SU! They are suppose to be like the “sprinkles” on a cupcake-or heck, even confetti. Whatever you want. I also added glitter on the cupcake (of course!!!).

Here is a close up view


I used the mini cupcake from Icing on the cake-perfect match don’t you think?

Circle of Friendship by SU!-for sentiment layered over cupcake.

AND……..Happy Birthday sentiment from Simply Sentiments

So I guess you could say a collection of images from my favorite places 😀 Don’t you love when you can combine images from many places to come up with one great result? I know I do.

The paper is by Me & My Big Ideas. I got it at Michaels. It inspired my colors, and the circles were repeated from her dress 😀

Here is the open view-click to enlarge. It is held closed by Basic Grey magnetic closures. I LOVE those things! I think it was Cambria (??) that came up with this card unique fold style-I have NO CLUE what its called, but it is definitely FUN! If you know let us know in the comments section 😀

I will stamp an appropriate sentiment inside, if I ever give it away!


Next up from last week was suppose to be sympathy cards. YUCK! I hate doing those. Probably why I “got busy” and didnt get to it.

So I decided to do a card, inspired by a touching cause.

A few months ago a woman named Amy-emailed me about a card I did. She “Googled” butterfly card, and found my blog.

We “chatted” online, and when she told me the card was for a child who passed away from Cancer, I lost it! She had no idea about my story, till she read on, after my response to her.

Anyway-Fate of sorts, I guess.

This card is important, because it was designed after the “symbol” for an organization, Amy shared with me, called Band of Parents. A place founded by parents of children with a rare and deadly form of Cancer called Neuroblastoma. Money from items sold, goes towards research to find a cure.

Please check it out. It will not only teach you something new, it will, if anything make you THANKFUL for what you do have, even if very little-the people in your life, and hopefully your/their health.

This is a perfect time of year when I think we all get tied up in the drama of buying and running ragged, we may forget what is REALLY important.

I know it made me much more thankful for the type of prognosis Alexa has, in comparison. To hear you will DEFINITELY lose your child, is a pain I hope to NEVER experience. My heart and prayers go out to those families.

I have been thinking of a way to help make a difference, with their fight. The wheels still turn.

But here is my card-with a message of hope.


The stamps used are:

Tree/leaves-Family Leaves promotion by Inique Boutique. I won the set months ago! First time using it.

The sentiments are by CTMH stamps. Unsure of the name. If you know let me know!

So thats all for today.

Enough huh? That last part has me all emotionally drained! LOL!

Stay tuned tomorrow for my Saturday Sketch! I know the holiday is drawing near, so everyone’s time is limited. But I will post it anyway.

I also have more Bella cards 😀 I’m on a kick with them I tell ya!

Stay safe-and stay stamping 😀