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Bella Xmas

Hi!  I have my first Christmas card of the year to share today.  I used my very new Wild Rose Studio's Bella on Bauble!  After always admiring Rinne's holiday cards, I can finally join in at Christmas Card Challenges.   The challenge this week (#36) is to use something new.

Oh, isn't Bella adorable as usual?  I couldn't resist these when I saw them so I had to order them right away.  The sentiment and green paper is also from Wild Rose Studio.  I went simple again with this card layout.

I went with non-traditional pink/purple colors for this card.  I added Stickles to the stars and Flower soft to Bella's Santa hat.

So I was gonna say how the name Bella always reminds me of Twilight these days.  And how shocked I was that Kristen Stewart could cheat on Rob Pattinson!  Like what?!  and like why?!  The other guy was old and married and had kids.  Really?!  

But now that seems unimportant after finding out that there are no online stores that are allowed to deliver Copics to the island of Oahu.  (Edit:  Let me clarify that there are online stores that can deliver to the other Hawaiian Islands but NOT to Oahu).  Like WHAT?!  I think I could lay down in the woods and cry like Bella after Edward leaves her.  So what are the crafty Copic coloring Oahu folks supposed to do???  We have basically one choice and a few smaller crafty stores to go to.  Before I start complaining and wailing I will be fair and check out that store and try not to faint if the prices are astronomical or if the supply is low.  It just feels so unfair, so un-American to have our choices cut down.  Yeah, I know Copics is Japanese.  Maybe I gotta try Korean ShinHan?

So are there any other Oahu crafters that read my blog?  Where are you gonna buy your Copics from???

Thanks for reading!


Leanne said…
Awwww, this is sooo cute Eva!! I love it! The colors are so not Christmas, but so could be. I can see the trend happening. :)
Really? How can they not ship to Hawaii? Wow, that is bad! Wonder why? Bummers!
Hope that place isn't too high.
Rachel Parys said…
Suuuuper cute! That darn elephant is just adorable!!

Yikes, no Copics! Say it isn't so!!! Maybe we could work out something if you can't find a place. I could acquire them for ya, and then ship them to you in Hawaii???
Tabitha Davis said…
This is adorable. You know you can add this to my challenge that is going on right now as well. Have a great day:)
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Wow, that sucks! What about the Ben Franklin stores on Oahu don't they carry copics? And they are alot of places on line that is way cheaper too. Shoot me an email and give me the names that don't ship to Oahu, and see if I can help you from where I buy mines from.....
BTW I love that cute elephie on the ornament... He is just too adorable...
Alyce said…
Oh that is dreadful about copics! But have you checked out ebay? shhh that is where I get a lot of my markers and SO CHEAP! Love your cute little card...gorgeous shading! :)
Jenny said…
This stamp is waaaay cute! Bummer about the Copics. :(
Denice said…
WTG on starting on your Christmas cards...adorable image!

Pfttt to those on-line stores that won't send to you. Don't you know any mainlanders who could send you a few Copics in the mail? LOL!
Anonymous said…
Like what!?!
Just think Dumbo instead. This elephant is too cute to think Twilight!
Cheryl said…
Sooo cute! Love that little chubby elephant! But ack, you're freaking me out about Xmas already! Yeah, I've been thinking about the Xmas card challenge blog since January since I couldn't even use all my holiday stamps before the holiday, and now it's August already! Did they ever finish that movie series for Twilight? I don't even remember which movie I saw last. So what's up with the Copics? Is there only one store there on your island that has a monopoly on them or something?
deesdesigns said…
So-o-o-o cute, I'm so glad you shared you new stamp with us - it is just delightful! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us for our Something New challenge at Christmas Card Challenges! Dee
Alanna said…
What an adorable card. Love the image, that elephant is just too cute. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CCC. Hope to see you again another week.
Lorraine said…
So cute, Eva! and you got my email, right? So you know the stores on Oahu that carry some. However, it's kind of weird in that some online stores do say they will not ship outside the continential USA with the exception of Oahu. Which is incorrect, lol. I'm pretty much stocked, but most of it was via the expensive authorized dealer here. :( Heard Shinhan is good, though, and cheaper. Never tried it.
Joy said…
Oh, Eva, I hear ya about the copics. Drives me crazy, too! That's why it took Ben Franklin so long to be able to even sell them. Most of my copics came from Japan and that art store that has the exclusive Oahu rights. But I've only bought them during their inventory sale. Online, I did get the Copics carrying case (380)but I had it shipped to my brother in Vegas and he shipped it to me.had a hard time explaining whay Ihad to ship it to his house!LOL!

But enough of that...your card is too cute!
RiNNE said…
Awwww, thanks for playing along! Love your coloring...and now I must get this stamp! Hehehe! Although I just colored that first stamp of Bella that I bought months ago.

Yeah, too bad for Kristen Stewart -- big mistake!

So sorry about your Copics dilemma. That sucks. Try Ebay?
RiNNE said…
btw, thanks for the shout-out and for playing along at CCC!

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