Welcome to the FIRST Bella Blog hop, skip & a jump!

Some of you *may* know that Shannan is the very first guest designer for Stamping Bella 😀 Lucky girl. Well she asked some girls to play along with her for a Holiday themed Bella Blog Hop! I am very excited! Thanks for thinking of me girl 😀 I own way more Bella’s than I care to admit in public. Yet, I NEED  want more.

 The goal was to create a winter/holiday gift using our Bella’s.

Now the PROBLEM with the challenge was I didn’t PAY ATTENTION. I have a thing with reading directions. It usually doesn’t happen. SO what did I do? Instead of creating a winter GIFT, I made a winter CARD. At least I got the WINTER part right.

THEN when I got my lil reminder I realized my error, and only had like 10 minutes to make something. NOT COOL! When you are stamping with these great girls, its not good to only have 10 minutes. That included photo time people! Yes, I know-crazy. But we are busy with soccer and we are off (weather permitting) to the Deerfield Fair all day.

 The ONLY good thing  about my error is you can see that you can whip up something in 10 minutes, if you HAD to.

Here is WHO is playing along :

Amy Rysavy
Carole Burrage
Debbie Olson
Jen del Muro
Lauren Meader
Michele Boyer
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Van Bruggen

The Bella Blog
Nicky Manel

Now I will first share my card-since that was my original thought for the challenge.



For this I used my most loved Christmas/Winter color combo 😀 Lav. lace, sweet blush, and Caribbean. I used the Glideabellafor this card. I think she is so cute, and has gone uninked for a YEAR! YIKES! How could she be so un-loved? A shame. But winter is coming so they will all get loved again. She was done with my copic markers. I used liquid applique on her jacket cuffs and collar.

I thought that Rustic Snowflakes would be the perfect addition for this! I added bling stickers to the snowflake squares-which were colored with markers for the trio of color, and I used the Glue Pad and Martha glitter for my vellum snowflake border layer. Nice and wintery! I find that adding layers in vellum cardstock as a nice soft layer.

Now for my under 10 gift



Gotta love Pepperidge Farm cookies! These fit PERFECTLY into the Papertrey 4 oz round tins-4 per tin, no problem! Makes you feel less guilty eatting 4 as well. Another great thing to whip up for all the people on your list that you want to do a little something for but not anything over the top.

I used my Core-din-ations cardstock and ran it through my snowflakes folder, then sanded. Super fast and easy, and gives a nice look I think. I wrapped the lid with some ribbon from SEI I believe. I then tied around the tin with my Polka Dot ribbon from Papertrey Ink

In that “mass producing” mind set, I kept my tag SIMPLE (OK honestly I didn’t have the time to get all fancy schmancy-but it works!). I used my snowflakes TABLE CONFETTI (cook huh?) as my accents for my tag, adhering them with glue dots.

So that is it! My quick under 10 gift idea! LOL!

Sorry girls for my lack of reading.

Make sure you all hop around to see what everyone has come up with!

Tomorrow are more release peeks and my Saturday Sketch!