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Mar 27, 2007

Summer's coming!

Quick post today as I need to get in the shower, dressed and get the children ready before I go out this morning.

I finally got to play a little with my new bellas last night, they've been languishing in their plastic bag for about 5 days now! :) I am soooo ready for some warm weather here! I read blogs of people in warmer climates and get so jealous of their 70 degree weather!! Well, Beachabella is certainly ready - isn't she cute! Never in my wildest dreams would I be caught in a bikini like this (or any for that matter!) but that's the beauty of bellas, we can dream! I wanted to make her bright and pretty so I used my Bold Brights again - it's getting to that time of year when we can use these again, isn't it?? Ok, so I wanted to try and make my own background paper so I used Sparkling Summer and just randomly stamped a background. The sand around her feet is really sand - I used a VersaMarker and Heat & Stick powder to add some playground sand for texture, it looks really neat IRL. Her towel is cut out of DP and I added little polka dots to her bikini first with a turquoise marker, then a white gel pen on top of that to soften it.

Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Dots & Dashes DP
Stamps: Beachabella, Life's a Beach (Stamping Bella), Sparkling Summer (SU!)
Inks: Black Stazon, Yoyo Yellow, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange
Accessories: Heat & Stick, VersaMarker, Tab Punch, Prima, Brads, White Gel pen, Watercolor brush

Have a great day everyone - think warm thoughts!


  1. I love, love all of your cards. I just found your blog and found that you are from Maine as well. My favorite card is the girls on the beach. Wonderful colors. Mo

  2. Ack! Another bella! I love it!
    Great blog...I will be back often!

  3. Very cute Bella! I'm right there with you missing the warm weather, altho we did get up to 60 here today, so I suppose i can't complain. Maybe my folks brought the Florida sun with them!!


  4. Oh yeah...go eat a whoopie pie for me, will ya?? :-)

  5. This is an adorable card Julie! You've done it again. :)

  6. Julie, this bella is OUTSTANDING. I love her. Love the colors, you did a fantastic job. She makes me so HAPPY just thinking abou the beach. I cant' wait.

  7. What a cutie! I know what you mean about the bikini! Is it weird that I'm jealous of a chic with stick arms? LOL

  8. LOVE your Bella card! So bright and cheery!


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