Monday, June 6, 2011


The Bella Creations Blog Hop was a big success this weekend.  Thanks to my followers who hopped along and welcome to my new visitors.

As promised, here's some information about my Heavenly Mail which is my give-away prize.
The materials used are from the Bella Creations debut monthly main kit--the June kit Heavenly comprised of Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers, some hand crafted embellishments, and lots of other yummy goodness.

For the hop, each Design Team member created an envelope and tag to give away on her blog.  This same envelope and tag is also a challenge at Bella Creations.  One of our members, Lili, challenged the DT to create an envelope, and now we're all in a contest to see which one will be the members' favorite. If you did the hop, then you know that the competition is pretty fierce!  I'm glad I'm not voting!

This same envelope also is the design team example for the Tres Chic challenge for members this month at Bella Creations.  Here are the requirements which I incorporated:
Style: soft and dainty

Color scheme: creme, soft pink, yellow, pale green
Elements: button, feather, cherub, doily(paper or fabric), flower
You don't need to have the kit to enter the challenge, but you do need to incorporate the required components.

In the photo up above, I turned one of the small alpha/cherub images into a postage stamp and then using my Red Lead stamps to add "art post" " and the cancellation waves.  I also used 3 colors of Ranger Distress ink on the white envelope, and typed the song lyrics on the Cherub die cut.  Our design team Bella, Heather Hudson, is offering a free sheet of these die cuts to anyone who buys the Heavenly kit.  You do get one die cut with your kit.  But it was handy to have an entire sheet to use digitally. The doily and butterfly are fussy cut. The postage stamp alphas are from Crafty Secrets and not part of the kit.

This is the back side of the envelope and tag.  If you like to ink things up, Ranger Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo matches this paper line quite well. I love this double sided patterned paper.  It worked so well for this project.  I only added the fussy cut angel and a Crafty Secrets sentiment sticker.

I love the sentiment.  My new friend and winner of my blog hop prize is.................
ksval1956 said...
Lovely, lovely tags! This will be my first blog hop - sounds like a great time!
Congrats Valerie!  Please pm me either here (it's one of the tabs up top) or at Bella Creations on My Page with your snail mail addy so that I can post your heavenly mail!

Be sure to check out Valerie's art and freebies on her own blog, Right Brain Freedom

I will be featuring the rest of my design team work for Bella Creations later in the week.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, I would like to share with you the new things I designed for Leanne Seed when she asked me to be the guest artist at Gecko Galz.  In the meantime, I have the links posted in the sidebar.


Just me said...

Congrats Valerie!

Heather said...

Congrats Valerie!

Terry said...

Congratulations, Valerie!

1CardCreator said...

Congrats Valerie!

Starr said...

Beautiful card, Congrats Valerie!

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