Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Finds 3: The Bella Creations Edition

Good Friday Morning! I've found quite a few pretty pretties to share with you this week. There was a little bit here and a little bit there, but a few of them have been from one site; Bella Creations. This site formed at the end of 2010. I might be wrong, but I believe the main goal was to keep a large group of close crafty friends together. They continue to support each other each day and the site has boomed like you wouldn't believe! Seriously, it's THAT amazing! There are groups for:

Hand-Made Embellishments
Crafty News
Altered Art
Color Combination
Inking Techniques
Mini Albums
Clip Art

There's even a market place where one can share items they've made for sale! It's easy to spend an entire day socializing, perusing the gallery AND becoming inspired to make something totally awesome all by yourself!

The Design Team also hosts monthly challenges. If you click on the link above (or even any of the three pretty images to the right of this blog) you can find them in the forums AND posted in the groups. However, if you still need to see something, take a look at....

February Bookmark Challenge in Oh La La: The Group Leader has posted an amazing example of the fun one can have with the image supplied. Normally, I hesitate to create anything that isn't a 12x12 scrapbook page. It's where I started and what I'm most comfortable with. This time, evidently, I had some fun because not only did I make one. I LIKE IT and I took a picture of it.

Still need more motivation? If you read the information in the Challenge post (linked above) you'll see that there will be a random winner who will have the chance to select an ephemera sheet to have as his/her very own from Gecko Galz (aka, the sponsors of this challenge and creators of the bunny image here!)

If bunnies aren't your thing, maybe you'd like to participate in the February Bella Muse Challenge. Lacey has shared an adorable image that one can use on any project their heart desires.

If you choose to enter your submission, there will be a random winner selected for this beautiful package (The January kit from Scraps of Darkness):

Pretty, huh?

And one more? How about the February Tres Chic Challenge? Try a new style, or revel in one you already love. Try Shabby Chic! Use the colors of creme, pink and turquois. Incorporate at least one flower. Add some ribbon or lace. Apply a pearl. There will be a random draw for this prize, should you choose to participate:

Okay, one last, I swear! But, really, there's awesomeness around every corner at Bella Creations. You really should take some time and check it out for yourself. If you like being creative and crafty, it truly is a place to enjoy! If you're into sketches, this month's sketch challenge is to use this fun one:

So, if you're feeling inspired, what are you waiting for? Come on over and have some fun!


  1. wowzers! Love that you're sharing your enthusiasm for Bella Creations. So happy to have you there! Your bookmark is wonderful!

  2. Hey gal thanks so much for the love on the site and I am sooooooo glad you are enjoying Bella Creations!!!!!!

  3. Wowzers is right, you rock girl, thanks for posting such great info for us over at Bella Creations, so glad that you love it there as much as wek do.....

  4. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments about Bella Creations. I'm so glad that you like it there and so are so glad that you are a part of this new endevor!

  5. Oh, Anne, you are part of what makes Bella Creations special! The DT really appreciates your 'cheerleading', and is so happy you are having fun at the site and finding inspiration in the Groups and Challenges. HUGS:D

  6. Anne, you are amazing girl! We on the dt at bella creations are so glad you've found a "home" with us! Your enthusiasm is so much appreciated! Thank you for inspiring others to join us! Hugs!

  7. I love your blog! It is so beautiful!!! Now I can't wait to check out Bella Creations!!!

  8. Thanks for sharing the info about Bella Creations!! I will go check them out. Great tag girlie!! You should make're good at it!! ha Hugs!

  9. Anne - what a sweet and generous post for Bella Creations! Of course we agree and along with all of our old and new friends - we are making it the best papercrafting community on the internet! Can't believe it has taken me so long to get over to visit you - love your blog! I'm having fun tempting you to step out of the 12x12!

  10. I love that you find all these wonderful places and share them with us! Do you even know how much time you are saving me?! I just stop over here and start checking out all the great places you have found!! lol!! Thanks!
    barb :)


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