It’s bellarific FRIDAY sistahs AND we have a new BABEROONI to introduce you to!

April 11th, 2014

Sooooo?  how was your WEEEEEK?  what have you done????? what have you accomplished????  I constantly feel like I am on a hamster wheel LOL.. just going and going.   I NEED DOWN TIME!!! LOL.  AND my dishwasher broke last week.. and trying to cook paleo and use all your gadgets AND have to hand wash everything?  I wasn’t a very cheerful bella.. let me tell you.  Is it a problem when your kids say “mom why are you always in a bad mood?” LOL… I said I am not in a bad mood, I just simply need a dishwasher LOL.  Oh and your socks picked up off the floor.. OH and clearing the table after yourselves.. Oh I can go on and on sistahs… And if you follow us on facebook I would love for you to participate in my question I posed on my last post.. LOL.. you’ll have to go on to facebook to see it!  I really recommend “liking” us on facebook.. I constantly try to update it with inspiration.. daily nuggets of my life (doesn’t it seem glamorous? LOL).. Oh and we got our new dishwasher delivered today in case you were wondering.. and I am gonna be a HAPPY bella mama starting tomorrow.  (unless the socks are still not picked up and the table not cleared LOL)

Ok back to bellarific friday!

This week’s theme was a sketchypoo.  SO simple yet effective.  Wait til you see the inspiration that comes with it!

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Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

But first I would love to introduce you to our newest baberooni TRACY VALURE.. aka TRACYbella.  And not to be confused with Tracy Macdonald, I have named her TRACYMACABELLA LOL… I’m so clever no?  I found Tracybella’s work on Pinterest.. posted her card on my FB page and saw how many people knew her and loved her.  So I had to love her too.  I just had too.. She was delicious and SOOOO nice and SOOO talented.  SO welcome Tracybella to our ‘nuthouse’/sistahood LOL

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL OPAL the OPTIMIST

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL OPAL the OPTIMIST

Angelabella used SENIORITA GLADYS the SUPERHERO

Angelabella used SENIORITA GLADYS the SUPERHERO

Cherylabella used UPTOWN GIRL FLORA

Cherylabella used UPTOWN GIRL FLORA

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL MAYBELLINE LOVES MAIL

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL MAYBELLINE LOVES MAIL

Sandiebella used UPTOWN GIRL BUBBLES loves her BUBBLY

Sandiebella used UPTOWN GIRL BUBBLES loves her BUBBLY

Stephabella used RAMONA goes fishing

Stephabella used RAMONA goes fishing

TracyMACabella used Uptown girl MAYBELLINE loves MAIL

TracyMACabella used Uptown girl MAYBELLINE loves MAIL

 

I feel so complete sistahs.. Are these not BEEYOOTIFUL?  Every single one of them!!

And now for our sistahood!

Margo used GAME ON

Margo used GAME ON

Violet used SENIORITA magda

Violet used SENIORITA magda

LOVE da sistahood and would love to have more contributors! I just love seeing your samples and work!

Next week’s theme?

SENIORITAS!  Ink up your seniorita image and play along!

Mwah to da sistahs who will get inky

Em

 

***OH and PS.. will post all the monthly winners I have missed next week!  Sorry for the delay!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s bellarific Friday sistahs!

April 4th, 2014

How has your week been? hmmmm?  tell me! LOL.. I would love to hear :)

Well this week for me was VERY productive.. work and cooking.. and cooking and cooking.. and loving every minute of it :) .  Went to doctor today to get weighed and it seems that this Paleo/whole30 way of life is agreeing with me :) .. I am down 12.5 pounds.. and thrilled about it!!  It’s gonna be a long process but if I can keep this up, I have a great feeling that I will be successful!

If you don’t already follow me on Instagram,  I will show you  some of the things I made this week.. ready?

Flank steak

Flank steak

Crispy CRRRRRUNCHY chicken wings

Crispy CRRRRRUNCHY chicken wings

Maple breakfast sausage patties without Maple LOL.. sweetened with grated apple

Maple breakfast sausage patties without Maple LOL.. sweetened with grated apple

mashed turnips and carrots.. TO DIE FOR

mashed turnips and carrots.. TO DIE FOR

Now you know what I have been doing in my “spare” time LOL… I am becoming a “foodie”.. LOL

Ok now for this week’s Bellarific Friday!  It was an inspiration photo

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Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with for this challenge shall we??

Angelabella used uptown girl ISABELLE LOVES ICE CREAM

Angelabella used uptown girl ISABELLE LOVES ICE CREAM

Danabella used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

Danabella used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL AVA LOVES TO CELEBRATE

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL AVA LOVES TO CELEBRATE

Sandiebella used SUMPIN'S WRONG

Sandiebella used SUMPIN’S WRONG

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRL CLAUDIA loves CANDY

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRL CLAUDIA loves CANDY

We have a couple of Baberoonis who had to take this week off but they will be back next week for fresh inspiration!  Are these GORGEO-RAMA or what?

Now for da sistahood!

Daphne used Uptown girls VICTORIA and JULIETTE

Daphne used Uptown girls VICTORIA and JULIETTE

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL ISABELLE loves her ICE CREAM

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL ISABELLE loves her ICE CREAM

Violet used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

Violet used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

Great roundup!  We need more sistahs to play along don’t we?  Would love to see your creations!

Don’t forget to “like” us on  Facebook.. I try to “troll” pinterest daily and post creations on my FB page and the creator of this card wins $10 in bella bucks!  So come check us out!

Next week’s theme? a SKETCH!

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Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Mwah to da sistahs who will get stampy and inky this weekend :)

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a LATE Bellarific friday!! I am soooo sorry sistahs!

March 29th, 2014

Hiya!  How has your week been?  Well I have been busy busy busy.. packing orders, creating new images and COOKING.  I am telling you sistahs, this week has been insane in the kitchen.. however.. I am losing weight, feeling great and LOVING this program!!!  just wanted to share :)   Also had our first and last playoff game last night :( … Poor Ty.. the game went into overtime and they scored on him … It was a very upsetting night and DON’T EVEN ASK what went on in the car on the way home.  Why oh why did he choose such a position. It’s his dada’s fault LOL.

Ok enough about me.
let’s talk about this week’s challenge.  A gorgeous SKETCHYPOO!

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Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

Cherylabella used LITTLE UMBRELLA

Cherylabella used LITTLE UMBRELLA

Lesliebella used KISSY

Lesliebella used KISSY

Sandiebella used BYE BYE BOY

Sandiebella used BYE BYE BOY

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL ISABELLE

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL ISABELLE

 

Now are these inspiring or what??!?!  *sigh* I love my baberoonis and my sistahood so much… do you feel me SQUISHING you through the screen????

Now for said AMAZING sistahood :)

 

A big welcome to a new contributor BRONA using Uptown couple Emily and Ryan under the UMBRELLA

A big welcome to a new contributor BRONA using Uptown couple Emily and Ryan under the UMBRELLA

Violet used RAMONA LOVES CAKE

Violet used RAMONA LOVES CAKE

How’s DAT for a roundup?  I need to get crafty.. think I can stamp on a piece of chicken and kill two birds with one stone? LOLOL (I just made myself giggle..Im a nerd)

Next week’s challenge? OOOHHHH an inspiration challenge!  LOOK at these colours!!  Just incorporate the theme of the picture, the colours.. one colour, 2 colours…. which ever way this inspires you and send your creation to MOI .. k? k.

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Mwah to da sistahs who will not give me a “late slip” LOL

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Bellarific Friday and a New BABEROONI has joined our “Posse” LOL

March 21st, 2014

And I started another diet.. LOL.   But this one, I am hoping is for GOOD.  My house has accepted the WHOLE 30 challenge.. basically a paleo diet.  If I tell you that cooking for this is a full time job, I am NOT kidding LOL.. but it is soooo worth it.  I have found amazing recipes that my family is gobbling up and we are enjoying good clean whole food.  I LOVE IT!  If you are at all interested in something like this or are eating this way, I would LOVE to share recipes..  If I scroll back to all my posts I am SO embarassed at all the diets I have tried LOL.. omg.. it’s a day to day change.. but this time I don’t feel like this is a diet at all.. this is a way of life.  Jayden gave me the “hand” saying WHOAAA mama.. baby steps LOL.. and Tyler has embraced it wholeheartedly.. it’s actually amazing to watch.  Yes it is a lot of work but boy it is worth it.  I’ve been on it only 5 days and feel EONS better and have learned so so much! (that’s what happens when you drive to your march break destination and have nothing to do but read LOL).  If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some of my meals this week :)

Ok enough BLABLA

here’s this week’s challenge which I gave NONE of da sistahood enough notice to complete LOL..

BLING IT UP  was the theme this week.  Let’s see what our baberoonis have come up with shall we?

First I wanna welcome our brand new AMAZING baberooni.  Her name is CHERYLabella Valadez and you will just love her!  Visit her on her blog and give her a warm sistahood welcome n’k?

Cherylabella used UPTOWN GIRL AVA LOVES TO CELEBRATE

Cherylabella used UPTOWN GIRL AVA LOVES TO CELEBRATE

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PREZZIE

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PREZZIE

DANAbella used UPTOWN GIRL MARCELLA goes to the MASQUERADE

DANAbella used UPTOWN GIRL MARCELLA goes to the MASQUERADE

Lesliebella used our CLOSEUPS "BIG ROCK" stamp

Lesliebella used our CLOSEUPS “BIG ROCK” stamp

STEPHABELLA used UPTOWN GIRL FAITH THE FAIRY

STEPHABELLA used UPTOWN GIRL FAITH THE FAIRY

Sandiebella used LULU LOVES POPPIES

Sandiebella used LULU LOVES POPPIES

Are these not BLINGALICIOUS?  really.  honestly.  GORGEOUS! and I love seeing the new images in play

Now for our tiny but gorgeous sistahood!

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL OPAL

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL OPAL

Now for next week’s challenge?

(1) surviving the cooking LOL.. just kidding

Here’s the sketch for next week!

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Hope you get crafty this weekend or are you cooking ? LOL.. either way it’s a creative outlet oui oui?

Also, please follow us on facebook!  I am going to start posting daily cards and creative things over there.. I look through Pinterest and Instagram to find Stamping Bella goodies.. if I post your card on Facebook, you win $10 in BELLA BUCKEROONIS!  So if you are posting to pinterest, please tag it with the word stampingbella and if you are instagramming, please put #stampingbella and if I find it and post it and you see it on facebook?  you win!

mwah to da sistahs who use hashtags

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m BACCCCCCK with a teeny tiny Bellarific Friday a bit late

March 18th, 2014

Hiya sistahs!

I am back and boy do I have work to do!  Florida was just beautiful and EXACTLY what the doctor ordered (although 3 out of 4 of us were sick for a few days).. The drive was SUPER long.. don’t think I will be doing that again.. LOL.. The kids behaved better than I did! LOL

Ok enough blabla.. I missed last Friday’s Bellarific Friday post.. it’s very small but of course packed with beauty :)

Last week’s theme was a SKETCHYPOO

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Here is what da BABEROONIS came up with :)

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL AVA

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL AVA

Danabella used RAMONA loves to GLIDE

Danabella used RAMONA loves to GLIDE

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PREZZIE

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PREZZIE

Sandiebella used BYE BYE GIRL

Sandiebella used BYE BYE GIRL

Stephabella used UPTOWN COUPLE BRETT AND BRENDA

Stephabella used UPTOWN COUPLE BRETT AND BRENDA

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

Gorgeousness or what?

And now for da sistahood :)

Violet used RAMONA LOVES TO GLIDE

Violet used RAMONA LOVES TO GLIDE

I love bellarific fridays.. even if they are on TOOSDAYS :)

This friday’s challenge? BLING IT UP!   We need shine and glittah and bling on da card using a Bella image of course :)

Short notice so get crackin’ sistahs!

Mwah!

I missed you lots

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY from sunny Florida :)

March 7th, 2014

Well sistah’s if you follow me on FB you will know that we were coming to Florida for March break.  My DARLINNNGNG husband advised me that driving to Florida was on his bucket list.. how could I say no?  So on the third day in the car.. a couging achy Tyler and a splitting headache, I asked him if we are done with this driving nonsense.. LOL.. he said YES.. it’s now done and he’s happy… Until next year LOL.. There are certainly some advantages.. the biggest one being I DONT HAVE TO GO TO THE AIRPORT… there’s nothing I dislike more than airports.. oh and planes.. oh and people coughing and throwing up on planes.. Ok that’s another story.  LOL.  We are here safe and sound and trying to forget about the drive.. it’s kinda like childbirth no?

Ok Bellarific Friday this week was an inspiration sketch!

inspiration 3-mar-7

 

Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL REILLY loves to RELAX

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL REILLY loves to RELAX

Danabella used HELGA the HOT CHICK

Danabella used HELGA the HOT CHICK

Lesliebella used Uptown girl LOLLY and her BROLLY

Lesliebella used Uptown girl LOLLY and her BROLLY

I wanted to give a big WELCOME to our newest babe STEPHABELLA hill.. she is an amazing designah.. so proud to have her!!

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRL SUNNY

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRL SUNNY

Tamabella used UPTOWN GIRL SANDY

Tamabella used UPTOWN GIRL SANDY

Marybella is stepping down from our team and we wish her lots and lots of luck  in her future endeavors!  We will miss you !!

Sandiebella is lost in her craft room reorganizing LOL.. I cant wait to have her back!!

Now for da sistahood!

aMY r USED uptown girl posh

aMY r USED uptown girl posh

Cam used SENIOR-ita SYLVIA

Cam used SENIOR-ita SYLVIA

Violet used SENIOR-ITA MAGDA

Violet used SENIOR-ITA MAGDA

gorgeousness!!!

now for next week’s theme?

A sketchypoo

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Hope you have a great week sistahs!  Follow us on Facebook for daily inspiration!  Post your creations on Pinterest and if I select it and feature it on facebook you can win a $10 voucher!

just tag it Stamping Bella

Mwah mwah feverish mwah

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY and yes I am barely still alive LOL

February 28th, 2014

** IF YOU HAVE WON FROM OUR RELEASE BLOGPOSTS PLEASE PLEASE EMAIL ME AGAIN WITH THE SUBJECT LINE : WON and the name of the stamp or the date.. WITH YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADDY TOO***  I HAVE HAD A SCREW UP WITH MY EMAILS. SO EVEN IF YOU SENT IT, PLEASE RESEND THE EMAIL SO  I CAN GET THEM OUT TO YOU!!***

 

Hiya sistahs.. Hope you had a great week!  I have to thank each and every one of you for the AMAZING reception to our last release.. this has been INSANE (in a good way).. and I am GOING insane (not so in a good way LOL).. Haven’t slept in 2 weeks.. trying to burn the midnight oil to get da stampies to da sistahs before I go away on Tuesday for our March Break trip.. There are NOT enough hours in a day but I will not sleep until everything has been shipped.  I will almost promise that :)

So now for this week’s theme.. a SKETCHYPOO!

sketch-4 - Feb 28

Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

here we goooo!

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

Danabella used SENIOR-ita MAGDA

Danabella used SENIOR-ita MAGDA

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL CATHERINE loves CHOCOLATES

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL CATHERINE loves CHOCOLATES

Marybella used UPTOWN GIRL BRYNN has a BABY SHOWER

Marybella used UPTOWN GIRL BRYNN has a BABY SHOWER

Tamabella used Jack and Ginger

Tamabella used Jack and Ginger

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL QUINN

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL QUINN

Is that a ROUNDUP or WHAT?  OMG.. gorgeousness!

Now for the phenom sistahood!

Amanda B used Uptown girl MOLLY makes a detour

Amanda B used Uptown girl MOLLY makes a detour

Amy R used Uptown girl Reilly loves to RELAX

Amy R used Uptown girl Reilly loves to RELAX

Angela B used Seniorita *MAGDA

Angela B used Seniorita *MAGDA

Joyce used Little Emmy

Joyce used Little Emmy

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL MOLLY MAKES A DETOUR

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL MOLLY MAKES A DETOUR

Tuoi  used Uptown girl SUNNY

Tuoi used Uptown girl SUNNY

Violet used UPTOWN GIRL QUINN

Violet used UPTOWN GIRL QUINN

Next week’s theme is an INSPIRATION CHALLENGE!  use colors, shapes.. anything that inspires you from this photo into a card or project using one of our stamps!

inspiration 3-mar-7

Mwah Mwah Mw (too tired to finish the word.. LOL)

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it’s RELEASE day sistahs!!! and BELLARIFIC FRIDAY all wrapped into one!

February 21st, 2014

It was supposed to be on Monday but I just couldn’t wait :) .. HOWEVER, I do need to tell you that the RUBBAH has not arrived yet.  The truck is on it’s way with 9 GIGANTIC boxes FULL :)

So if this release is anything that I can anticipate, it’s gonna be a BIG one and I wanted you to get your orders in so I know what I am dealing with and if I need to order another 9 GINORMOUS boxes LOL.  So place your orders as soon as you can so I can gauge what I need.. k? k. LOL.. I know I am a bit bossy :) .. I will promise to keep you posted about the volumes and if there are delays .. so PLEASE be patient with me sistahs.. ok?  And if for some reason you are in a hot little rush, Please email me.  That’s what I am here for :)

THE WINNAHS OF THE SETS will be announced on top of the last 11 blog posts.  SO PLEASE check for your names on each post to see if you are a winnah.  IF YOU ARE A WINNAH, please email me with your snail mail address and as soon as they come in, they will be sent out.. AND if you are anticipating placing an order along with your win, just email me to match those up OK?  bossy pants again here.  LOL.

Also if you are in the UK, our very own ELAINEABELLA is selling our stamps so it may be easier to purchase them from her!  You can find them here or email her and she will take care of you :)

Ok HERE WE GOOOOOO.. the moment we’ve all been waiting for…. (the names of the stamps will be highlighted .. so click on them to find them to purchase)

Let’s start with the UPTOWNIES

UPTOWN GIRLS BEATRICE AND BARBARA

beatriceandbarbaraCOLOURBLOG

Uptown girl ABIGAIL THE ARTIST

ABIGAILBLOG

Uptown girl MARCELLA goes to the MASQUERADE

and da WINNAH IS:

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UPTOWN GIRL JAYDEN LOVES TO JOURNAL

 

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UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PREZZIE

PAISLEYCOLOURblog

UPTOWN GIRL LILY LOVES LAUNDRY

LILYCOLORED

UPTOWN GIRL MAYBELLINE LOVES MAIL

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UPTOWN GIRLS PAIGE AND PEGGY pour some TEA

PAIGEANDPEGGYBLOG

 

AND NOW FOR OUR NEW CONCEPT.. THE CLOSEUPS!

THE RIGHT SHOES

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and BIG ROCK

closeups_bigrockBLOG

 

FLOWER FOR A TRUE FRIEND

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and NOW FOR CHRISTINE GROVE’S COLLECTION

SNOOKUMS

snookumscolor

SENIOR-ITA BEVERLY loves the rain

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SENIORITA GLADYS the SUPERHERO

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NOW FOR OUR MIXED MEDIA STAMPS

 

THE PERFECT SCRIBBLES

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FULL CIRCLE background

CIRCLESBACKGROUNDBLOG

FRAMED NUMBERS

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FLOORPLAN

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AND NOW for our amazing JOURNALING/PROJECT LIFE/DOCUMENTED LIFE/SMASHBOOK/DIARY/AGENDA stamps LOL

PLANNER ESSENTIALS SET #1

CALENDARJOURNALBLOG

BLABBITY BLA set

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THOUGHT BUBBLES SET

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LIFE DOCUMENTED SET

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CURRENTLY set

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ARE THESE THE MOST PHENOM STAMPS EVAH?  LOL.. I can’t help it.. I just love each and every one of them.. SERIOUSLY.

And I SO hope you do too.  I hope for you to start journaling and mixed media and I PROMISE to do some videos soon to help inspire you.

Hope you love them as much as I do :)

Now for BELLARIFIC FRIDAY! PHEW.. I am ZONKED  LOL

This week’s theme was to use WASHI TAPE or RIBBON on your cards..

let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we??

Angelabella used the beautiful quote paired with UPTOWN GIRL SUNNY is STYLISH

Angelabella used the beautiful quote paired with UPTOWN GIRL SUNNY is STYLISH

Danabella used SENIOR-itas MILDRED and MAUDE

Danabella used SENIOR-itas MILDRED and MAUDE

Lesliebella used SENIOR-ira DOLORES

Lesliebella used SENIOR-ira DOLORES

Marybella used UPTOWN GIRL JAYDEN loves to JOURNAL

Marybella used UPTOWN GIRL JAYDEN loves to JOURNAL

Sandiebella used SENIOR-ita DOLORES

Sandiebella used SENIOR-ita DOLORES

 

Tamabella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

Tamabella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

HOW STUNNING ARE THESE???

and now for our SISTAHOOD!

Amy R used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

Amy R used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY

Cindy used BAD HAIR DAY

Cindy used BAD HAIR DAY

Cindy M used UPTOWN GIRL BRIGITTE the BRIDE

Cindy M used UPTOWN GIRL BRIGITTE the BRIDE

Laila used UPTOWN GIRL SANDY in her SOMBRERO

Laila used UPTOWN GIRL SANDY in her SOMBRERO

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL FAITH the FAIRY

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL FAITH the FAIRY

Violet used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

Violet used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

VIVI used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

VIVI used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

 

PHEW I am POOPED!! I wanted to get this up before I had to run to the dentist and to get weighed.. DOUBLE WHAMMY BLECHNESS LOL

But at least I have these images to keep my spirits high!

Hope you enjoyed the last 2 weeks as much as I did!  I think we all bonded :) I love my sistahood!

Have a great weekend sistahs and BE CRAFTY!!!

NEXT WEEKS THEME is a SKETCHYPOO!

sketch-4 - Feb 28

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST 2 SNEAKY PEEKIES for the week and TOMORROW DA RELEASE!

February 20th, 2014

*** WINNAH OF BEATRICE AND BARBARA AND ABIGAIL goes to….***

 

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

16-MAKALAH you win!  please email me and I will send you your goodies!!

Timestamp: 2014-02-21 14:40:07 UTC

 

 

WOOHOO sistahs!  Today is the last day of the release and I am so excited.  FIRST, I try my best to respond to the comments if there is a question so I am not sure if you receive and email that I responded or you have to manually check :)

I am overwhelmed with the personal emails and comments for yesterday’s huge reveal :) … I am SOOO happy there are other sistahs out there interested in journaling etc.. it’s my passion as I mentioned and I am here to help start you off or inspire you with that.. so please feel free to email me if you have any questions at all :) .  I will make another post on the supplies I use.. I love looking at other people’s supplies.. makes me happy!

I really recommend the class I mentioned yesterday.. it’s a good starting point. and for $12?  best money you will spend :)

I want to finish off the sneak peeks today, pick the winnahs and announce them tomorrow on the release post!

Ok on to today’s sneak peeks.  2 more UPTOWNIES!!

Uptownies Beatrice and Barbara are best friends.. and this image so reminds me of me and my bestie… cuddled up on the sofa.. eating ice cream.. laughing, whispering, sharing secrets.. we may even shed a tear or two (see the kleenex box? LOL)… This image makes my heart sing.. makes me happy and makes me always think of my bestie..  I hope she brings you the same feeling especially with the quote I paired with her :)

meet Beatrice and Barbara

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of course all of these images are coloured in by our Elaineabella.. She brings them all to life really :)

Sandiebella made a gorgeous card using these beauties

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Tamabella also made a GORGEOUS card using Beatrice and Barbara

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For our next image we have uptown girl ABIGAIL the artist!  I LOOOOVE her too and LOOOVE her quote :)   It’s so inspiring!

Meet Abigail

ABIGAILBLOG

and here is a card by Sandiebella

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Tamabella also made a BEEYOOTIFUL card using Abigail

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Are these FUN or WHAT?  And have you noticed our Chrystal’s (artist) signature?  You will find that butterfly on the canvas in many of her drawings :)

Hope you enjoy these images as much as I do!

Hope you feel that stamping is as MAGICAL as I do :)

Wanna win these??? Leave a comment here for a chance!  You have til tomorrow morning to get your comments all in… tomorrow morning is the release!! FINALLY!!!

Mwah to da sistahs who are my true sistahs :)

Em

Sneak peek DAY 10- JAMMMMM PACKED sistahs!

February 19th, 2014

*** WINNAH OF ALL 5 JOURNALING sets goes tooooooo*****

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

73-JULIE ANN you win!  please email me and I will send your goodies as soon as they come in!!

Timestamp: 2014-02-21 14:37:49 UTC

 

 

 

Hiya sistahs!  Today is a VERY exciting sneak peek day for me… As you know, I am VERY passionate about journaling.. about recording life’s little moments.. sticking things down.. jotting down notes.. keeping daily ephemera.. creating your own HISTORY.  Something to look back on.. a relic.. a treasure.. a legacy!  Project life is one amazing project that I LOOOVE and admire anyone who can keep up with it LOL.. I think it by far surpasses scrapbooking.. I think its more “all-encompassing”..   I am also taking a class and following a group called “THE DOCUMENTED LIFE”.. which I LOVE and actually have been keeping current with and am IN LOVE with this project!

First I will feature the 5 sets of stamps useful for these projects.. then I will show you samples of my book and will give you information on where to start and how to start.. Just like I plead with my sistahs to try mixed media, I also think that these two projects mentioned above are SO nice to follow.  The documented life really just requires a few minutes a day.. bond with your planner.. write in it, stamp in it.. color in it.. stick things down in it.. UCH I could go on and on..

Let me introduce you to our journaling stamps… I LOVE THEM.  LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE… and you will be seeing LOTS of samples using them.. LOTS.  and don’t worry there are still 2 uptownies left to reveal LOL.. So bear with me on this post cuz I am really passionate about them and think I can make you be passionate too :)

Ok ok ok ok… HERE WE GO!

this set is called PLANNER/DIARY weather/mood/calendar set.  Now why do I LOOOVE this set and carry it with me everywhere I go?  Welllll…  First, with these stamps, I can spend 10 quality minutes with my journal every day and get my “basics” out.. I can stamp and colour the weather.. I can stamp my mood for the day.. I can stamp the doodles and elements to decorate the journal and colour them in.. I can use the square element to make a checklist.. I can use the circles to highlight a date oh I can go on!

Now the calendar and frame is very interesting too… sometimes people are not as regimented and don’t have a planner.. HOWEVER.. you can make any notebook into a journal with this stamp!  Just stamp away.. decorate, circle the dates, day of the week, month and year and VOILA!  you have documented and dated your day!  You can convert any notebook into a diary or planner by dating it.  YUM no?

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next is THOUGHT BUBBLES set..

These are AMAZING prompts for that “middle page” in documented life.. or your project life projects… Love the binder clip.. the doodles… and the the words in the bubbles.. it makes me HAPPY!!!

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and here is our BLABBITY BLA BLA set lol.. the paper clip makes me so happy lol (it’s the little things sistahs..)..  the glasses? the frame? the pushpin? this is a great set for what you collage or stick down through the week..  I love every word and every image in this set..  I know this will be with me everywhere I go :)

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Another set called the “CURRENTLY” set… includes quotes.. what your kids said that was “quotable”.. what you are reading.. etc.. LOVE THIS SET!! it describes YOU in the HERE and NOW

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and finally our LIFE DOCUMENTED set.. sometimes you want to document what happened in the news for the week.. a clipping.. a headline.. well this is the stamp set for you.  All these stamps are really everyday all encompassing prompts that you can use day in and day out and guess what?  your answer or journaling will always be different.  Now that’s versatility!

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SOOO?? do you love these as much as I do?  If you have always wanted to  start a project like this but didn’t know how.. these are the stamps to make you start and help you begin this journey!  I will also try to create some videos to show you my process :)

Don’t feel like you are “too late” in the year to start.. it’s never too late and its so much fun!!

what I love about the DOCUMENTED LIFE PROJECT is how juicy it is .. full of colour, material, artwork.. I love sticking in “TIP INS” (you will learn this in the mini class).. and following their weekly challenges.. if we get enough sistahs on this project, we can have our own group here.. and they have a WONDERFUL and supportive group on Facebook.  I cannot recommend this highly enough.. really.   5 Brilliant and talented women put this project together and you will be blown away when you see their work.. Just click on my link I inserted and good luck being productive today LOL

Ok now for my little planner

Here’s my cover.. I sketched the girl on it and found her perfect for this journey :)

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here’s the side view with my TIP ins added in with Washi tape

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here’s the top view with my tabs and happy face clips..

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Here’s the top TAB view (They teach you how to do all of these things including the tabs)

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the jars below were a challenge on repeating a pattern (that is the tip in.. a page taped in).. on the left you will see the first planner set in action.. the heart the face the weather.. YUM!  That middle page where you see my doodle of the face is where I will use my new prompts.. all the sets above.. along with my doodles etc..  you can see I stuck things down.. words from a magazine.. everything goes in here.. I only have ONE BOOK to bring with me all the time.. work on it at the arena.. doctor’s office.. the car while waiting for the kids.. SO. MUCH. FUN

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I included my valentines day cards in my planner.. the words make me smile.. I kept the card with the kids messages on it.. LOL.. Jayden told me I was her idol.  I need to keep this and remind her daily LOL.. the page on the left is my week.. I write most of my appointments on my monthly view.  see next pic

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Here is the monthly view.. I need to dig into march but wanted to show you.. I bought a monthly agenda from the dollar store.. ripped out the monthly pages and stuck them into my weekly planner.  I need to see things in a monthly view.

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Here is another example of my pages.. Tyler went for lunch with family one day.. and someone was eating a sandwich out of this printed bag the restaurant gave her.. well my son who knows me so well asked her nicely if he could bring this home to me for his mom’s journal LOL.. does he know me or what?.. I cut up the bag and stuck it in my journal.. then I had a random girl I sketched and didn’t want to lose her so there she went :) .. you will also see magazine words cut out.. inspiring words etc.. I LOVE WORDS!

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more inspiring words I found and HAD to put in my planner :)   it’s a “creative manifesto”

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and last.. I LOVE AUSTIN KLEON.. LOVE.  so I had to glue something in from him as well .. AND I have been practicing my brush script so the bottom part is made by me :)

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i know this was very long winded.. but I just wanted to show you a part of my daily life :)

hope I didn’t bore you to death! LOL

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Mwah to da sistahs who love to document life :)

Em