For my July pages I used the 4th of July theme and Happy Birthday America! So to celebrate I decided on Cuppacakeabella. I of course tweeked this bella a little bit by adding a custom drawn arm with a sparkler which I thought added a special touch. Then I paper pieced (for the VERY 1st time) the bottom of the cupcake, and of course added some diamond stickles for the frosting! I thought my paper piecing turned out very good...and I couldn't believe how easy it was....why the heck didn't I try this sooner! Ha ha! I can't wait to get my Glossy Accents from Wish On A Scrap b/c that would have looked so darling on the cherry on top! Of course I colored with my Copics.
Then my next project of the day was to work on my Inchies! My friend Kimmie from Crafting for Sanity is hosting an inchie swap on the Yahoo Group Rock Bottom Scrapbooking Supplies. I was VERY nervous about joining this swap b/c I had NO CLUE what you can put in a 1 inch by 1 inch square piece of paper! I wanted to make them pink and brown b/c we all know those are my FAVORITE colors. After cutting my pink squares and incorporating some pretty flourishes (b/c those are my favorite designs these days) I had to think of something to go in the middle of the square. I pulled out my Bellas and was going to use a Bella head when I found my cardbackabella and thought she would be PERFECT b/c of her small size! Then I topped them off with micro mini beads....which I still don't know if I am crazy about the beads being on them...but the tacky tape was already on the squares so there was no turning back!