I'm in a swap group that sends either a rectangle (self-mailing postcard) or a round (Altered Trading Coin) each month. This month, we were asked to send our partner a postcard using a spring theme.

I was lucky to find a pre-designed postcard on very heavy chipboard; I...

Where does the time fly to? What seems like a nano-second, an adopted "niece and nephew" of ours celebrated their daughter's 21st birthday yesterday, unbeknownst to me. She has excelled and is due to graduate from college this spring with amazing grades each year. A qu...

February 23, 2019

I just learned that a young lady we know is celebrating her 14th birthday. She's far more mature than her 14 years; she's a hard worker and member of a champion cheer team. A quickly made birthday card was needed.

Altenew stamps and dies to the rescue! For the base card...

I know I don't use my Magenta Stamps as often as I'd like to. Every one of their stamps is beautifully and artfully designed; and the quality of the rubber is the best. I'm so fortunate to have been introduced to Magenta's line of stamps and other art supplies in my be...

"Be Mine" are the two words most used today, in addition to the traditional "Happy Valentine's Day" that we greet our loved ones with. I have two grandnephews who live in Oregon that I seldom see and thought I'd surprise them with a card for this special day. They are...

After an extended absence, I'm back. It's been snowing what seems like forever, and I'm using some of this quiet time to catch up on a massive backlog of cards to make for family and friends. My cousin's birthday was this last Thursday. I wanted to make a card that fol...

My card for a friend who recently lost her husband unexpectedly. My first inclination was to color the image with watercolors. My mind was scattered. I decided to rely on my Prismacolor colored pencils. I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with whit...

I've had the joy of taking card classes from Jean Okimoto at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila. This is one of the cards Jean designed that we made at the last class using a fan fold die from Spellbinders as the featured die . . .

Card design by Jean Okimoto

That card...

One of my nephews is a crazy and fun-loving guy. It was birthday night at his family's home the other night and I wanted to make an unexpected card for him. And here it is . . .

I've loved her since the day she arrived at my studio.  She's one of the Slapstick Cling sta...

Happy Mother's Day to everyone today. I hope you've enjoyed family and friend time, as well as time spent doing something you really love.

My sister-in-law and her two daughters are very close family, and we enjoyed a family afternoon with them today. Instead of a typic...

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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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