Card Samples

some SAMPLEZ for you sistahs!

hiya tootsies,

just wanted to show you some ideas I did with my HANGING BLOCKS.. I just love them all.. there are SOO MANY of them and you can make a quick and easy card or aย  border on your scrapbooking page for ANY occasion!

you can find all the hanging blocks for different themes here

the one I worked with here is called the hanging stars block

love this stamp!

love this stamp!

My style of stamping is really very clean andย  S-I-M-P-L-E, I am always on the go, I never have time to “think” per se (how sad is that to have the GUTS to admit that..LOL).. and I love to be creative.. I love to stamp.. I love to color.. but I think I am majorly TYPE A.. as many of my colleagues would confirm ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So… Having said that, I will try to make some samples-for-people-who-have-no-time-to-think-like-DA-BELLA.ย  Samples that focus on limited layers, pretty papers.. perhaps nestabilities and copics and lyra colored pencils with mineral spirits.. hmmmm not so simple no mo’.ย  That’s why the NICKABELLA is so important as she makes beeyoootiful layouts, thinks before she puts down a layer.. LOL.ย  My Anchor.ย  The bellarific babes also THINK.. ME??? I no thinky so much.ย  So I hope this helps some people who feel stressed about layouts etc.. sometimes, you don’t need to think!

here you see 2 cards and a sample scrapbook page

here you see 2 cards and a sample scrapbook page

In the card below I used silky black ribbon.. brand new in da store with more colors coming.. this 0.5″ ribbon is PHENOM and looks like silk but is stiff enough to tie knots.. YUM! also used this sentiment and the wish charm

A star is Born.. A pretty bold card for a baby :) but I love it!

A star is Born.. A pretty bold card for a baby ๐Ÿ™‚ but I love it!

Below is a card using the same DREAM STREET PAPER as the one above.. love the stars theme!ย  it is more of a generic card.. a little more “black tie” (lol) where I used a celebrate stamp and I stamped the stars hanging block stamp repetitively across the card rather than just once.ย  I also used the new black ribbon to tie the bows.. OH and LOTS AND LOTS of glittah on both cards with the quickie glue pen (one of my favoritest tools).

bows bows bows!

bows bows bows!

Is the scrapbook paper below not the cutest thing ever??? You can embellish any of your scrapbook pages with any stamp.. the hanging blocks are great for a top border!ย  add a picture and some embellishments and VOILA.. super cute.. super SIMPLE BEEYOTIFUL CLEAN layout.ย  Just love this idea!

top of the 12*12 page

top of the 12*12 page

So what do you thinky?ย  Please let the TYPE -A -abella know!ย  Would love to hear your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ (just LIE if you have to)

and DO NOT FORGET our Challenge this week.ย  You can see it here!

check out Bellarific Babe DANA for a sample of HALOBELLA.. so cute! Great job DANA meister!

check out our lovely PAULA babe for her card using the PEACE VW

Hey, when you stop by their blogs, tell them I say HI.. n’k?

Mwah to da sistahs who FEEL INSPIRED and ARE NOT Type A

P.S. Anybody watching the bachelor?!



  1. Janet says:

    Your cards are great!! You have inspired me to try to be more Type A! lol

  2. Tara Panaroni says:

    Wow! For someone who claims she doesn’t “think” about being creative you certainly did a PHENOM job! Love your talent : )

  3. Callie says:

    I LOVE your clean and simple style Em. It’s very elegant. Beings that I’m a scrapper first and a card maker second my favorite is the border you did on the 12×12 pages… but your cards are fab too! Off to see the other samples! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Vicki Burns says:

    Simple is the new 30! LOL I like simple, too~especially when I am so behind in my scrapbooking that I can actually watch myself age on the pages as I work. If I am simple, the torture ends more quickly. HA!

  5. {pam} says:

    thanx for your simple ideas. i am really not into thinking much lately . . . about anything . . . LOL!!! seriously tho . . . it is nice to have some clean and simple ideas to make in a hurry!

  6. what simple and cute ideas!
    Yes, I’m watching Bachelor…not liking the spoiler rumors…

  7. lindaH says:

    when i’m not immersed in cards i also like to scrapbook…and would love to do something really personal in my books…THIS COULD BE IT!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Loving your cards and layout Em and no I’m not lying! LOL! You are too funny! I seriously LOVE reading your blogs, you always make me giggle which is the best! And those quickie glue pens are the best tools, totally agree with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now, I’m totally type A so we either would make a funny stamping pair! Hehe! Maybe we could enable or would that be unenable eachother’s “A” moments! LOL! *wink, wink* Really, I so try to not be the type A girl but no luck as of yet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ok, the Bachelor…I’m sooo watching! But curious me had to go and watch the spoiler on You Tube! I know, I know – how horrible is that? But I just couldn’t help myself! Knowing that I could know and then resisting it was just too much but I still am watching the episodes anyway! It’s still fun and I’m loving it! Who are you routing for? I was a Jillian fan till he booted her! I can’t wait to see what goes down when Deanna comes back next week! Ohhh the drama! Gotta love it!

    Have a great week! And keep making and posting those type A cards and layouts! I’m loving them as well as Nicky’s too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Tracey says:

    Love these! I’m a clean & simple gal too so these are right up my alley!

  10. Maria says:

    Hey Em, I’m loving this Type A style and look forward to creating without all the stress. Love how you have used one stamp to create a scrapbook page and 2 cards. Great ideas and no fibbing here. Hugs, Maria

  11. vol25 says:

    Hey emily!

    I am really really liking what you did with the stamps. Always fun to see what everyone is doing with the stamps!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Diane Ram says:

    Hi Emily, I really love what you did…we can make fabulous cards quickly!
    And I love the hanging stamps on a scrapbook page…I think I know what I’m buying on Saturday.

  13. Joanne B says:

    Emily, I just love these clean cards and that stunning layout. Classic, elegant. Love it!

  14. Jess Willison says:

    Em – I love what you did with the Hanging Blocks….what a FAB idea….I’ll have to add more to my shopping cart!

  15. Stamping Bella says:

    you can send the jpeg to

  16. paula says:

    Oh, I LOVE it!! ‘A Star is Born” is my favorite baby saying!!! I like to think it was fashioned after my birth…

  17. Angie says:

    beautiful! I love it!!!!

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