I finally did it... I broke down and got a Cuttlebug. You know, that crazy contraption that I thought was unnecessary and limiting... *sigh. I HAD to play with StampVamp's, didn't I... couldn't just remain a faithful Stampin' Up snob, could I... sheesh! I have to admit, I need to shop around online to find the folders and dies I crave, but the few I got at Mike's will do for now. Here is my first Cuttlebug creation - and it is SO me! Pink, with funked-up flowers and a shopping Bella. If that doesn't scream out my name, nuthin' will! :) I actually stamped ShoppingBellaTM when I was visiting the Vamp a couple weeks back, and brought her home until I found a good spot for her. As I was coloring her, specifically her boots, I was schoolin' Vamp and her dd about Christian Louboutin's trademark red-soled shoes... Notice Bella is wearing some haute couture kicks! :) That's my girl!
I used Pixie Pink paper and embossed the background with the 'Bug.
For the flowers, I used YoYo Yellow, Gable Green, Only Orange, Rose Red and Eggplant Envy.
For the Feeling Groovy, I used a $10 alphabet set from Wally World, and the same colors (except no Eggplant Envy).
Finally, I slapped on some of the Stylized Silver HodgePodge Hardware (henceforth called HPH!) and pierced the corners of the bella. (Note to self: NO paper piercing when giant dog wants attention!)
As usual, I am most disappointed in my photographic quality - the card is much more fun in real life. Imagine if Beate's or Cambria's (et al!) photos don't do the art justice? Oh, man... I feel so inadequate! (JUST JOSHIN'!) Like I said in a previous post, I aspire to be one of the stamping Big Girls one day! :)
Happy Monday, Kids!