I think I've been in a time warp. Where did the last half of the year go? A lot happened in the last 4 months with trips to Las Vegas, London, Hawaii and Orlando; and oral surgery that required 24 stitches on the roof of my mouth accompanied with a soft food diet for 5...

I love the look of words intertwined with flowers. Rather than use my usual two stamps that incorporate this kind of design, I decided to branch out and combine the two designs onto one card on my own.

I stamped the floral image from Magenta with VersaFine in Onyx Black...

This month's Rounds & Rectangles Swap is a "summer vacation" postcard. Hmmmmmm . . .

Luckily, I just received my monthly Hero Arts Club package featuring the dock and jumping swimmers.

After cutting the card stock to the correct size, I made a mask with the dock die cut....

A friend celebrated her repeated 29th birthday last night and it called for a quick but special card. Thanks to Birch Press Designs, voile`!

This shows an up-close look of the Swarovski crystals; it's difficult to photograph just how brilliant these crystals shine.

Using...

There's just something about this particular stamp that makes me chuckle. I love the clever humor in many of the stamps from Lost Coast Design. Linda does a wonderful job with her designs. So here is the very easy card to make . . .

Using kraft card stock, I stamped the...

June is a busy month for family birthdays. My niece turned 29 again. I decided to make her a nice card instead of the snarky humorous kind.

Actual Card Size:  Portrait Style (5.0" wide and 6.5" tall)

Penny Black:  At Grace Cling Stamp (40-680)

Hampton Art Stamps:  Once Up...

An adopted nephew turned 11 years old last weekend. Somehow, this special occasion wasn't on my birthday calendar, so I missed making a card for him. Having just purchased this "world" die, I wanted to let him know he's out of this world.

Tim Holtz Sizzix "Destination"...

I really enjoy taking classes at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (Seattle), especially classes by Jean Okimoto who is on the Memory Box Design Team. Using a Memory Box die, she designed this card for us to make. I loved it so much that I made my own version for my...

My grandniece turns 18 tomorrow and we enjoyed a family celebration. Her gift money was enclosed in her birthday card.

It's been a while since I've used the Zig Clean Real Color Brush Markers, by Kuretake. They're water-based and very nice to color with. After heat embo...

This is a project I started in a class at Impress Cards & Crafts in Tukwila. Carla Zarkos taught a class using alcohol inks. While much of it was a review for me, there were new techniques that I learned. I also decided it was time to step out of my box because I tend...

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Bella Carta
 
Welcome to Bella Carta and My Artsy View blog. My "zen" moments are those spent in my studio. My "fun" moments are times spent with family and friends. My "special" moments are those spent with my 3 granddaughters and 1 great granddaughter, as well as 4 grand nephews and 4 grand nieces.

 

Debbie Gaetz

January 2019

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