Wednesday, September 17, 2008


What is the Belli Challenge you ask?

Each week, I try to give us a challenge that will use things we have lying around our stamp rooms! With a constant flow of new things coming out, I tend to forget about the other things I have and they quickly become clutter!

This Weeks Belli Challenge is to be SQUARED!! You can embellish anything with anything in your stamp room that is a SQUARE. I have sooo many odds and end SQUARE things lying around that I know I need to pull them out and use them! Square metal edge tags, Square brads, Square punches, Square embellishments, Square stickers...You name it...after 11 years of paper crafting...I probably have it lying around my room. After I all...I am a hoarder! LOL

Here is what you need to do...Make a completed project embellishing your work with ANY SQUARE. Share the link here in the comments linking to my Blog and CBC34. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC34 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link! I will do a random drawing for all participants and have a special pack of assorted Designer Papers for the winner!

The winner of last weeks Challenge was LORI BARNETT- check out her BEWITCHING project here. Lori, please contact me at and I will mail you your pack of DP. Thank you for participating!

Last week was VERY rough, so I did not mail out Pammy's reward, Pammy, I will have some time this weekend to get that in the mail.-

Do you know what I just decided? Looking through my supplies of all of my STASH? I have TWO HOARDING for scrapbooking and one for Card making! Well, I have TONS of stuff I use for scrapbooking that I rarely touch except when I go on my Scrapbooking weeks in March and October (woohoo that is coming up!)
Well, I looked at the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge and decided to combine these challenges because I could utilize the sketch for SQUARES! :) Inside my scrapbooking stash was wome REAL LIFE Snapshots with a FALL theme and I originally TRIED to make them work with my Autumn Blessings stamp set...but it was JUST too busy for the simple beauty of those stickers! It just did not match. So I set the background aside for that...I had already stamped the Autumn leaves and used the Scripture of All I have Seen... so I needed to revamp and simplify. That is why I have TWO CARDS! I included a photograph of my sticker sheet from Pebbles Inc. Real Life Snap Shot sticker sheet.
Here are the details of Card One:
Stamp Set: My personal design Autumn Blessings and Distressed BG available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - see below for a chance to win!, Wordsworth- All I Have Seen
Cardstock and Ink: Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very vanilla, SU Hawaii Papaya DP, Vellum
Accessories: Cuddlebug, Flame Dew Drops, Old Olive 5/8th grosgrain, Dimensionals, Chocolate PolyTwill, Dew Drops
Card Two:
I used the remaining card to make another - I had all the pieces, so why not?
Stamp Sets: Stampabilities Psalm 91:1,
Cardstock: Same as above no vanilla though!
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Real Life Fall Stickers, Polytwill Chocolate, Leaf Brads, Flame Square Brads
Thank you for looking and commenting. Be sure to check out the FABULOUS Belli Challenge Design Team's creations!!!
Courtney Fowler

Please keep our friend Courtney in your prayers. She is away from her husband and home due to Hurricane Ike. There has been (unknown how much yet!) damage to her home and she is away from her husband.

Be sure to check out what everyone else has made and make a comment too for them please! We all LOVE comments. It is fun to see what everyone is thinking about what we are creating! :)

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Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

Thanks for this awesome challenge Chris! I haven't been able to get Courtney off my mind. My prayers go out to her. Can't wait to see what you create this week!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Wow!! I love the fall colors. Your cards are beautiful!

Danita said...

Great card Chris!!! Fall is in the air here!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Rochelle W said...

I love your layout too Chris.

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous Chris!! I love it!!!

Sally said...

Just stopping by to say Hi! I am one of your SBS24 Sisters. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and see the work they create.

Love your work here on your blog. You have a lovely style. You have so many different things to us here in the UK - we miss out on a lot, especially all your stamping places and companies!

Sally x

Christina said...

great cards i can see it is hip to be square!

Debby said...

Beautiful, what a lovely fall card. My favorite time of year.
Angel hugs

Susan Hackney said...

Love your card! Check mine out at
Thanks for the challenge!