Sunday, May 1, 2022

Everyday is a Gift, Show Brotherly Love

Hello friends!  It's been a while, I've been enjoying some free time and also enjoying time with family.  It's so great to reconnect in person after live a long distance relationship for so long.  I'm so happy to have my sisters and their families closer to home and do things a s a family again. Grateful took on a whole new meaning.  

Besides reconnecting with my family I have been spending time purging my creative space, quilting, junk journaling, bible journaling, art journaling and getting out with my dogs.  We're getting lots of good exercise and quality time.  I'm not sure which I'm enjoying more...I think creatively the winner is bible journaling.  When I retired the 1st thing on my bucket list was reading the bible from front to back.  I have gone way beyond that now and am now reading the old testament....fascinating!!!   I've learned so much about my self and how to be better.  I'll be sharing some of my work later this week.  

Until then I leave you with this.

Show Brotherly Love Peter 3: 8-17

8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For
“He who would love life
And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips from speaking deceit.
Let him turn away from evil and do good;
Let him seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Suffering for Right and Wrong
13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

When I see the world today, I see so much evil...Praying for better days for all.


Thanks for stopping by today!  I want to leave you with this song.  It's by the Byrds but it comes from a bible passage . Ecclesiastes 3:1-8



Debbie



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

New Card and Quilting

 Hello friends!  Hope all is well with everyone reading this.  I have been very busy helping family members get moved and settled and keeping up with my own household is keeping me busy. I started quilting a while back and am still very new to it...My sisters have created a monster!!   I actually tried quilting years ago but with a 40 hour a week job I found it unsatisfying because I am one of those crafters who need instant gratification and quilting is time consuming.  However, I decided to gie it another go since my family all quilts and I thought it would be a good time to find a common hobby.  Turns out it's very rewarding!  

Here is one of my first projects using the Quilt As You Go technique.  It's easy and fast and the end result turns out every time. My sister decorates her kitchen in lemons and I found this beautiful fabric and decided to make her a house warming gift with it. I created a table runner and placemats with it.  I also made a new card for her.  She loved it!  






My next project is in the works and will be ready soon.  I'm still working on the Quilt top and it will still need to go to the long arm quit shop to be quilted and a backing put on so I have a way to go yet.  


I'm still making cards and just hanging out at home and organizing and Spring cleaning.  All the moving and organizing I've been doing in everyone's homes has me in the mood to get my house in order!  Spring is the perfect time for that because we are still seeing some of the white stuff.


Thanks for stopping by today!





Sunday, March 6, 2022

Fond Farewells

 Hello friends!  Well I have some news to share with you all today, I am busy with lots of stuff going on in my life, mostly some down time and personal things.  I stepped down off of all my teams and am trying to regroup and take some much needed family time.  


I've spent the last 25 years working, scrapbooking for manufacturers and stores around the world and met so many wonderful people all over the world, however it's time to take a break and enjoy some family, friends and create for myself. I've been working out and getting in shape.  Reading the Bible which was on my bucket list after retirement and I have taken a deep dive into that and so grateful that I did.

I recently got off Facebook and left so many friends and my family connections behind there. I will probably leave Instagram soon.  If you want to get in touch I have an email in the upper right hand sidebar of my blog and you can drop me a line there.  I feel so much better.  If you want to follow my creative life you can do that here.  I also have a forum where we can chat privately if you would like to join.  It's by approval only. here is the website. https://chatter.boardhost.com/index.php

My youngest sisters have moved back the the area and we are really enjoying each other's company.  So happy to have them in my everyday life again.  My sister Annie is a Quilter and she has inspired me to start quilting.  I did try it years ago but with a full time job and my love for scrapbooking and card making it left me little time for another hobby.  I've made a table runner and a small baby quilt so far and I'm just getting ready to start a much larger project.  My husband Jeff is already begging for a quilt so he is now on the list for a new project.  

I hope that many of my friends will find a way to follow me or email me and stay in touch.  I've heard from several of you and will keep you in my contacts. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  

Debbie




Friday, February 25, 2022

Spring Topiary Card

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a fun card featuring Card-io Stamps, as well as one of Lavinia's beautiful Stencils. Here in Wyoming our temps dipped into the sub zero's this week and it's darned cold...so cold that you can get frostbite within 5 minutes. Needless to say I'm staying inside. I created this card hoping that it will egg on some Spring weather or at least make me feel like it's coming!








Tuesday, February 22, 2022

"Spring Swag" Video Tutorial

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a new card and video tutorial featuring Card-io Stamps a lots of other goodies! See below for supplies used. Thanks!



Supplies Used: 65 lb. Patterned Paper Cardstock: 4-1/2" x 6" mat 110 lb. White Cardstock: Card Panel Card Base White: 5-3/4" x 5-3/4"

Patterned Paper of Choice for Matting

 

Stamps: Card-io Collection: Majestix Dogwood Daydreams (CARDIO-MSS-DOGWOOD_DAYDREAMS-MADO-02) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/majestix-clear-peg-stamp-sets/products/majestix-dogwood-daydreams-stamp-set-by-card-io-1

Cardi-io Collection Majestix Dragonfly Haven (CARDIO-MSS-DRAGONFLY_HAVEN-MADR-02)https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/majestix-clear-peg-stamp-sets/products/majestix-dragonfly-haven-stamp-set-by-card-io

Card-io Collection Terracotta Terrace Card-io (CARDIO-CSS-A6_TERRACOTTA_TERRACE-CCSTTER-01) Collectionhttps://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/combination-stamp-sets-1/products/terracotta-terrace-a6-stamp-set-by-card-io    

Wise Words (CARDIO-CSS-A6_WISE_WORDS-CCSTWIS-02) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/combination-stamp-sets-1/products/wise-words-a6-stamp-set-by-card-io

 

VersaFine Onyx Black (VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink listed as alternative): https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-nocturne-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Fern Green: (VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-shady-lane-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Cactus Flower: (VersaFine Clair Purple Delight ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-shady-lane-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Sunflower: (VersaFine Clair Cheerful ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-cheerful-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Momento Tangelo: (VersaFine Clair Summertime ink listed as alternative)https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-summertime-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Additional Supplies: Pink, Green, Purple, Orange, Black Glitter Pens: Sparkling Glitter Gel Pens by Uni-Ball Signo https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/sparkling-glitter-pens-by-signo

25mm Acrylic Peg by Card-io https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/acrylic-rods/products/acrylic-peg-25mm-diameter-by-card-io

Blending Tools by Nellie's Choice https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/blending-tools/products/blending-brush-5-by-nellies-choice

Music courtesy of Fesliyan Studios, "Forest Ventures".



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Thanks for stopping by today!


Debbie

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

"Home Is Where The Heart Is" Video Tutorial


Hello Friends!  Welcome to another video tutorial For Del Bello's Designs!  Today I'm sharing a fun panel that can be framed and hung on a wall or set on an easel on your desk.  I'm calling this one "Home Is Where The Heart Is". It reminds me that Spring is on the way with all the bright colors and the pretty blooming tree!  See below for supplies used. Thanks!


Supplies Used: 

65 lb. Multi-colored Cardstock: 7-3/4" x 10-1/4" mat (Grunge Light Tones 12" x 12" Premium Paper Pad by Craft Consortium https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/paper-pads-by-craft-consortium/products/grunge-light-tones-12-x-12-premium-paper-pad-by-craft-consortium 

65 lb. Bright Green Cardstock 6-1/2" x 9" 

90 lb. Neenah Multi-purpose Cardstock 6"x8-1/2" 

65 lb. Black Cardstock 8-1/2" x 11"

Stamps:

Lavinia Stamps: LAV178 Fairy Steps https://delbellosdesigns.com/search?type=product%2Carticle%2Cpage&q=Fairy+Steps

LAV41 Fairy Door https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/fairy-door-by-lavinia-stamps?_pos=1&_sid=8515ac3b3&_ss=r

LAV246 Fairy Path https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/fairy-path-by-lavinia-stamps?_pos=1&_sid=b7c228b7d&_ss=r

LAV688 Fairy Charms https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/fairy-charms-by-lavinia-stamps?_pos=1&_sid=d582d3f33&_ss=r

Lav504 Christopher https://delbellosdesigns.com/search?type=product%2Carticle%2Cpage&q=Christopher

LAV608 Wild Hares Set Large https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/wild-hares-set-large-by-lavinia-stamps?_pos=2&_sid=e92db88e1&_ss=r LAV471

Fairy Bugs https://delbellosdesigns.com/search?type=product%2Carticle%2Cpage&q=Fairy+Bugs

Inks: 

VersaFine Onyx Black (VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink listed as alternative): https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-nocturne-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Fern Green: (VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-shady-lane-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Plum: (VersaFine Clair Chianti ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-shady-lane-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Potting Soil: (VersaFine Clair Acorn ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-acorn-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

DistressOxides

Picked Raspberry  https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/distress-oxide-ink-pads-by-ranger-tim-holtz/products/distress-oxide-picked-raspberry-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz

Gathered Twigs https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/distress-oxide-ink-pads-by-ranger-tim-holtz/products/distress-oxide-gathered-twigs-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz

Weathered Wood https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/distress-oxide-ink-pads-by-ranger-tim-holtz/products/distress-oxide-weathered-wood-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz

Twisted Citron https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/distress-oxide-ink-pads-by-ranger-tim-holtz/products/distress-oxide-twisted-citron-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz

Shabby Shutters https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/distress-oxide-ink-pads-by-ranger-tim-holtz/products/distress-oxide-shabby-shutters-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz

Pumice Stone https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/distress-oxide-ink-pads-by-ranger-tim-holtz/products/distress-oxide-pumice-stone-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz

Victorian Velvet https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/distress-oxide-ink-pads-by-ranger-tim-holtz/products/distress-oxide-victorian-velvet-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz

Blending Brushes: https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/blending-brushes-by-nellies-choice

Chalk Pastels: 

Bright Yellow Green (Alternative Bright Yellow Green Pan Pastels) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/panpastels/products/bright-yellow-green-shade-ultra-soft-pastel-680-3-by-panpastel

Bright Pink: (Alternative Pearlescent Red Ultra Soft Pastel) Pearlescent Red Ultra Soft Pastel https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/panpastels/products/pearlescent-red-ultra-soft-pastel-953-5-by-panpastel

Additional Supplies: 

Brown, Green, Black Glitter Pen: Sparkling Glitter Gel Pens by Uni-Ball Signo https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/sparkling-glitter-pens-by-signo

Gelly Roll Glitter Pen Clear https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/gelly-roll-pens-by-sakura/products/clear-glitter-gelly-roll-pen-set-of-2-by-sakura

Moonlight Bold Point Gelly Roll Pens, Green and Pink https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/gelly-roll-pens-by-sakura/products/moonlight-bold-point-gelly-roll-pens-set-of-10-by-sakura

Music courtesy of Fesliyan Studios, "Forest Ventures".



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Monday, February 7, 2022

"Winter Cottage" Card

 

Hello friends!  Today, I'm sharing a card for Del Bello's Designs that features Nellie's Choice Stamps.
It's a Wintery card as it seems Winter finally showed up in this part of the country. Wyoming is notorious for big storms in late Winter and Spring. 

 The main stamp is called Snowy Landscape With Cottage and the trees were stamped with  Christmas Silhouette Trees and VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Glamorous.

To finish off the card I highlighted all the elements with a
Uni-Ball Signo White and a Gelly Roll Stardust Pen in clear as well as a Green Sparkling Glitter Pen. I also used distress oxides with a Nellies Choice #4 blending brush to color in the stamping.

Below you will find my supply list for this card.




 



Snowy Landscape With Cottage
Christmas Silhouette Pine Tree
VersaFine Clair - Nocturne 

Distress Oxide Faded Jeans

https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/distress-oxide-faded-jeans-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz?_pos=3&_sid=01332da1d&_ss=r

Distress Oxide Lucky Clover

https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/distress-oxide-lucky-clover-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz?_pos=3&_sid=c01156136&_ss=r

Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs

https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/distress-oxide-gathered-twigs-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz?_pos=3&_sid=ebab58804&_ss=r

Distress Oxide Dusty Concord

https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/distress-oxide-dusty-concord-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz?_pos=3&_sid=278d0ad34&_ss=r

Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
White Gelly Roll Pen
Sparkling Glitter Pen - Green
Blending Brush #4 by Nellies Choice



Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will give this fast easy card a try!

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Fairytale Valentine Video Tutorial

 

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a Valentine which I'm calling "Fairytale Valentine".  Valentine's Day is one of the  most popular holidays and I love everything about it!  My home is decorated almost as much for this special holiday as it is for Christmas!  I hope you enjoy this fun and quick Valentine's Day Card tutorial!  If you decide to play along we would love to see your cards!

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Below is my supply list for this card.

Supplies Used:

65 lb. Multi-colored Cardstock: 4-1/2" x 6" mat (Alternative Pink Bliss Scenscapers by Lavinia) https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/pink-bliss-scenescapes-by-lavinia-stamps?_pos=24&_sid=36e1b0d35&_ss=r 65 lb.

White Cardstock: Doily die cuts mat 110 lb.

White Cardstock: Heart die cut Card Panel Card Base White: 5-3/4" x 5-3/4"

Stamps: Card-io Collection: Majestix Dogwood Daydreams (CARDIO-MSS-DOGWOOD_DAYDREAMS-MADO-02) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/view-all-card-io-products/products/majestix-dogwood-daydreams-stamp-set-by-card-io-1

Lavinia Stamps: LAV568: Berry Wreath https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/berry-wreath-with-mini-berries-by-lavinia-stamps?_pos=1&_sid=160477736&_ss=r

VersaFine Onyx Black (VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink listed as alternative): https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-nocturne-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

VersaFine Clair Charming Pink https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-charming-pink-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Fern Green: (VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-shady-lane-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Cactus Flower: (VersaFine Clair Purple Delight ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-purple-delight-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Archival Ink Cobalt: (VersaFine Clair Twilight ink listed as alternative) https://delbellosdesigns.com/collections/versafine-clair-ink-pads-by-tsukineko/products/versafine-clair-twilight-full-size-ink-pad-by-tsukineko

Distress Oxides Picked Raspberry https://delbellosdesigns.com/products...

Additional Supplies: Pink Glitter Pen : Sparkling Glitter Gel Pens by Uni-Ball Signo https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/sparkling-glitter-1-0mm-gel-pens-set-of-8-by-uni-ball-signo?_pos=7&_sid=5e0fbac93&_ss=r

Gelly Roll Glitter Pen Clear https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/clear-glitter-gelly-roll-pen-set-of-2-by-sakura?_pos=1&_sid=5e0fbac93&_ss=r

Optional: Die Cuts, ribbon and flower, adhesive gems, sentiment of choice

Music courtesy of Fesliyan Studios, "Forest Ventures".

 

 

Friday, January 21, 2022

"Birds Of A Feather" Card Tutorial

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a card that features several Card-io Stamps stamped on a bright Distress Oxide background. 

I know it's a little early for a Spring card but while I was out walking my dogs, I saw a Robin!  Robins are the first sign of Spring in Wyoming, well it's January and either this poor guy was misplaced or we are getting an early Spring!  I'm hoping for the latter!

The background was created using Distress Oxide Wild Honey Spray and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink for the edges of the card.   Once the background was dry I stamped the tree branch and swing from Card-io Swings and Things Collection.

 The Flower Border was stamped with Card-io Field Florals and the birds and Birdbath were stamped with Card-io Rural Retreats and VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Glamorous.

To finish off the card I highlighted all the elements with a
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen in clear.


Below you will find my supply list for this card


VersaFine Clair - Nocturne 
VersaFine Clair - Glamorous
Distress Oxide Wild Honey Spray
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Card-io Swings and Things Collection
 Card-io Field Florals Collection
Card-io Rural Retreats Collection
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will give this fast easy card a try!

 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Bunny Love Video Tutorial

 

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun video tutorial and Valentines Day card to start out the new year!  Grab yourself a beverage and sit back and enjoy today's video!

 

 

 



Supplies Used: 65 lb. Black Cardstock: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" blue mat, 65 lb. Pink Glitter Cardstock: 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" pink mat, 110 lb. White Cardstock: 5" x 5" Card Panel Card Base White:5-3/4" x 5-3/4"

 

Stamps: Card-io Collection: New Beginnings A6 https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/new-beginnings-a6-stamp-set-by-card-io

Lavinia Stamps : Group Of Hearts Mini https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/group-of-hearts-miniature-by-lavinia-stamps

Fairy Charms https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/fairy-charms-by-lavinia-stamps

Flora Set https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/flora-set-by-lavinia-stamps

Wild Hares Set https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/wild-hares-set-large-by-lavinia-stamps

Wishing Tree https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/wishing-tree-by-lavinia-stamps

Versa Fine Onyx Black (Versa Fine Clair Nocturne ink listed as alternatives): https://delbellosdesigns.com/products...

Distress Oxides Kitsch Flamingo https://delbellosdesigns.com/products... Hickory Smoke https://delbellosdesigns.com/products...

Picked Raspberry https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/distress-oxide-picked-raspberry-full-size-ink-pad-by-ranger-tim-holtz?_pos=3&_sid=1d68dba8a&_ss=r

Additional Supplies: Gray, Red, Brown Glitter Pens : https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/sparkling-glitter-1-0mm-gel-pens-set-of-8-by-uni-ball-signo?_pos=7&_sid=8c3c768ee&_ss=r

Stardust Clear Gelly RollPen https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/clear-glitter-gelly-roll-pen-set-of-2-by-sakura?_pos=1&_sid=f9edd0454&_ss=r

Pastel Chalks: Pan Pastel as alternative: Neutral Grey and Magenta https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/magenta-ultra-soft-pastel-430-5-by-panpastel?_pos=1&_sid=658882e3b&_ss=r https://delbellosdesigns.com/products/neutral-grey-shade-ultra-soft-pastel-820-3-by-panpastel?_pos=42&_sid=658882e3b&_ss=r

Music courtesy of Fesliyan Studios, "Forest Ventures".


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!