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It’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY! (on Sunday.. hmph)

Hiya sistahs!  Well it has certainly been one of those weeks and I am SO sorry for this late post.  it’s the first minute I have had to myself!  I was in Ohio for most of the week (I still cannot believe how INDEPENDENT I was by driving BY MESELF!  I never do things like that!)  but I have to say it felt good going by myself and feeling like ” I could do it”..  But now that I did it.. I think I am going to be going QUITE often.  First because I LOVE it there LOL.. second of all I LOVE it there.  LOL.  You sistahs are going to be SO happy with the setup.. they are so organized.. so wonderful. and so quick.. you are going to get your stampies in NO time.  I did not anticipate the volume we received during this release.. so I am hoping all the orders will be out by this week!

Just a couple of pictures from Ohio to share

 

These are just 3 of my FAVORITEST girls.. Cheryl, Mo and Judy

3 of my FAVORITEST Ohio chicklets

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My girls working away on Bella GOOOODNESSS

I also wanted to show you what RAW rubber looks like.. Rubber is basically like “sap” from a tree and this is what it looks like solidified.  COOL AY?

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ok enough blabla.. Im late enough with this post LOL

This week we had an INSPIRATION photo to play with.. and it is SO what my neighborhood looks like today.  Fall is my FAVORITE season.. the smell.. the leaves.. the coolness… what’s your fave season?

inspiration 11-Oct-17

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

amyRabella

amyRabella used UPTOWN GIRL MADISON has a MARGARITA

angelabella

Angelabella used the sentiment that comes with UPTOWN GIRL JAYDEN loves to JOURNAL

danabella

Danabella used UPTOWN girl MOLLY makes a DETOUR

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Lesliebella had some fun with some mixed media techniques using our FLOWER FOR A TRUE FRIEND stamp

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and the inside. I LOVE the partial stamp image… it’s so beautiful.. hmmm May steal this IDEAR

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And another mixed media stencil technique by Lesliebella and this time she used just the sentiment from FLOWER FOR A TRUE FRIEND. Gorgeous!!!

stephaniepaisley

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PREZZIE

tamabella

Tamabella used SENIORITA DOLORES

tracybella

TRACYbella used Lulu’s TWO pies

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Tracymacabella used LULU’S TWO PIES

 

I feel like I need to play in the leaves right now LOL.  GORGEOUS cards as always baberoonis!

Now for our Sistahood!

fay

[socialmedia][socialmedia] Fay used UPTOWN GIRL SUNNY

margo

Margo used Uptown girl LOLLY and her BROLLY

And now for THIS FRIDAY’s challenge (oct  24th)

a SKETCHYPOO!

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Hope to see you all get crafty and send me a card using one of our current images!

Mwah to da sistahs who prefer to roll in leaves rather than RAKE them.

Hmph.

Em

It’s RELEASE day!! It’s RELEASE DAY!! IT’S RELEASE DAY SISTAHS!!

 

Today is FINALLY the day sistahs.

PLEASE READ carefully as there is some great news and some information that is important to remember! First I have to thank all DA sistahs for hanging in with me.. following on facebook and continuing your loyalty to da bella over the years.  I am also so very  thankful for the comments and emails I have received from sistahs telling me how happy and excited they are!!  This made da bella’s heart SINGGGG!! so thank you for taking the time out of your busy days to play along :) .. I am so thankful and grateful for you all!

I also would like to thank ELAINEABELLA for doing such a fabulous job colouring ALL of our images and for our OUTSTANDING Design TEAM (Amyrabella, Angelabella, Danabella, Lesliebella, Sandiebella, Stephabella, Tamabella, Tracybella, and tracyMACabella)  for coming up with AMAZING samples.. THANK YOUUUUU!!!!

Some announcements!

(1)  WE HAVE CHANGED OUR SHIPPING ORIGIN!  

All of our goodies will be shipped from our new distribution facility in Ohio. We could not handle the volume here in Canada anymore and had to have some major changes which we have been working on for the past YEAR!   As much as I LOVED and was SO PROUD being a Canadian company, I couldn’t handle the volume of it all anymore and NEEDED to make SURE that the quality of our product would NOT be compromised.    Well it finally came to fruition and I am free to announce it to my sistahs!  I am SO excited about this as it leaves me time to focus on MORE artwork.. MORE frequent releases.. MORE involvement with YOU.  This was what I have wanted for so long and it is finally coming to life!!   Having said this, we are hoping that this transition is as SEAMLESS as possible.  There, of course, may be some hiccups.. so please bear with us.    Da bella is going to Ohio next week to make sure all runs smoothly.. So the sooner you place your orders, the sooner they get in a queue but there MAY BE SOME DELAYS.. So again.. please forgive us but this is going to be an amazing thing.  All da US sistahs will get their shipments much QUICKER via USPS.. and we have accommodated shipping charges for our Canadian and International sistahs.   You can find our shipping rates HERE.  I think you will be pleased !

 

(2) We have a new website!!  We are hoping that you enjoy it and that it is prettier to look at.. easier to navigate and just an all around better shopping experience!

we have enabled “SHARE” buttons.. so if you see an image, card, or project  you love, share it on Pinterest, Facebook, instagram!  It will grow our community and allow us to have even more fun!

 

(3)  45 new images can be found in our WHAT’S NEW section found HERE.. enjoy!

 

(4)  The website is still a work in progress!  I will be adding more and more digital images (as well as card samples) to our collection so I urge you to keep checking!  DIGITAL IMAGES will ONLY BE older discontinued images.  None of the most recent releases/uptown girls etc.. will be offered digitally .

 

(5) if you have any questions at all, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me!  That’s what I am here for!

ok Enough BLABLA… here is the new release in ALL of it’s GRANDEUR. There are images I have not yet shown on facebook or my blog.. so grab a coffee or a tea.. sit back.. scroll and have fun!  I would love to hear feedback on if you love it.. what you would like to see in imagery.. etc… I think you are gonna get sick of me LOL Here is da STAMPING BELLA OCT 2014 RELEASE!  Enjoy! I wanted to shout out to ELAINEABELLA for colouring all of the images on the site AND to  our amazing DT who have made some samples.. so you will find them UNDER the image shown.  READY? SET? HERE WE GO!

Always be yourself

alwaysbeyourself

BUDDY and JoLLY

BUDDYANDJOLLY

Lesliebella made a GORGEOUS card using Buddy and Jolly

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and ANOTHAH by Lesliebella

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Gracie

gracie

 

Little Horse

littlehorse

One of my PEEPS

oneofmypeeps

Seniorita VIOLA

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Christmas Penguins

CHRISTMASPENGUINS

Danabella used Christmas Penguins in this amazing card!

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Christmas MOUSE

Christmasmouse

Hula Chick

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Halloween CAT

HALLOWEENCAT

Smarty Cat

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I believe in Santa

IBELIEVEINSANTA

Milk and COOKIES (please look at this squooshy bunny’s face?  I could EAT HER UP!!!)

milkandcookies

Seniorita MILLICENT

MILLICENT

Christmas Soldiers

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Lesliebella made a GORGEOUS card using 3 of our soldiers :)

lesliechristmassoldiers

 

Seniorita ERMA

ERMA

Uptown girl SERENA has a SIGN

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Uptown girl CHARLOTTE loves to SHOP

charlotte

Uptown girl SOFIA the SICKY

SOFIA

Uptown girl CALLISTA loves to CRAFT

CALLISTA

Tracybella made a PHENOMALISH card using Callista!

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Downtown guy CALVIN loves his COMPUTER

CALVIN

Uptown girl BAILEY has a BABY

BAILEY

Stephabella made an AMAZING CARD using uptown girl Bailey

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Uptown girl FIONA loves FLOWERS

fiona

uptown girl REBECCA loves to READ

rebeccalovestoread

Tracymacabella made a BEEYOOTIFUL card using Rebecca

tracymacrebecca

Uptown girl SAVANNAH has a STAR

Savannah

uptown girl FARRAH loves FLASHDANCE

FARRAH

Angelabella made a fun 80’s card using FARRAH!

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Uptown COUPLE Bella and BARNEY love to BARBECUE

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Lesliebella used our Bella and Barney uptownie couple in this fabby dabby card!

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Uptown girl MACKENZIE loves MUSIC

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Uptown girl BENTLEY is BLOWN AWAY

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What a FUN sample by our very own Stephabella using Bentley!

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Uptown girl CHANDLER makes a CHOICE

CHANDLER

Tracymacabella made a BEEYOOTIFUL card using Chandler

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Uptown girl TIFFANY loves to TEXT

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Tiffany sample by Lesliebella

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Santa Louis

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Valerie with SNOWBALL

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Valerie with snowMAN

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Valerie with PUP

VALERIEWITHPUP

WIZ

wiz

Blanche FUSSY CUTTING

BLANCHEFUSSYCUTTING

SnowPALS

SNOWPALS

Santa Express (I can hear Santa” WHEEEEing” can you?)

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Princess (she looks like the cat that ate the Canary.. or rather she’s saying “please dont’ mess with me LOL)

PRINCESS

The READER

thereader

Birthday hamster (looks like me at midnight when my husband comes to check on me LOL)

birthdayhamster

Miles in Winter

MILESINWINTER

Girly Girl Candy

girlygirlcandy

Baby BOW

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and CLINK (one of the most versatile stamps to celebrate friendships, hurdles, obstacles, celebrations.. LOVE this stamp!)

CLINK

Danabella used CLINK in this card.. clearly someone loves Pinot Grigio! LOL

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or this week’s Bellarific friday! a SKETCHYPOO lets see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

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AmyRabella used UPTOWN GIRL EVE under the MISTLETOE

AmyRabella used UPTOWN GIRL EVE under the MISTLETOE

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and HER BROLLY

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY AND HER BROLLY

Danabella used our new GRACIE

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Lesliebella used our brand new UPTOWN GIRL TIFFANY loves to TEXT

Lesliebella used our NEW UPTOWN GIRL TIFFANY LOVES TO TEXT

Sandiebella used UPTOWN GIRL Faith the FAIRY

Sandiebella

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRL CATHERINE nibbling Chocolate

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Tamabella used UPTOWN GIRL QUINN and her BOOTS

tamabella

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL JAYDEN loves to Journal

tracybella

Tracymacabella used UPTOWN GIRL FAITH THE FAIRY

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and now for our sistahood?

Violet used UPTOWN GIRL POSH has a present

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I hope you love this release as much as I do :)

HERE ARE THE WINNAHS OF BELLARIFIC FRIDAY CONTRIBUTIONS OVER THE LAST MONTHS:

please email me to collect your vouchahs!

JULY 2014 WINNAH- is TINA using Victoria and Juliette on our July 25th post

AUGUST 2014 WINNAH- is MARGO using AVA on August 22nd

SEPTEMBER 2014 WINNAH – is VIVIANE using MADISON on SEPT 1st

 

CONGRATS SISTAHS!

Don’t forget if you contribute to our weekly bellarific fridays you have a chance to win $50!

 

Next week’s theme? an inspiration photo!

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Simply ink up a bella image that reminds you of this scene or triggers something in you.. use these colours.. the world is your OYSTAH!

Mwah to da sistahs who need a break from da bella

LOL Em

Like OMG.. gag me with a spoon…

if you recognize these famous 80’s valley girl expressions and you’re around my age, you will SO appreciate uptown girl FARRAH loves FLASHDANCE… see the slinky hanging shirt?  the LEGWARMERS?  the GUM CHEWING?  Farrah is one of my favorites and that’s why I kinda saved her for the end LOL.

Do you LIKE LOVE HER as much as I LIKE do?  if so, leave a comment for a LIKE chance to LIKE win her… like ok?

FARRAH

Like MWAH.

Em

another little sunday sneak peek :)

Meet Gracie by Christine Grove.  I told a little tale about her on facebook LOL.  She is just the cutest little girl out there.. her socks.. her expression..  I think she will evolve into a line of her own called “goodnight Gracie”… I used to love watching George Burns show (yes I am THAT old) and he would end each show by saying goodnight Gracie after his wife Gracie Allen.  I don’t know WHY I think of them but I do.   So sistahs… you see now how each of the images I launch is just a little piece of me.  A piece of my memory..something that touches me somewhere.. :).. I love them all!

 

If you check our PARKED page at stampingbella.com.. there is a little extra image there featured too :)…  It will be up a bit later but keep checking!

 

Only 5 more sleeps until my BIG announcement, my NEW website and the NEW RELEASE!! WOOOHOOO!!

 

Ok without further ADO… meet GRACIE.  Let me know what you think and you may win her!

I hope you love her  ALMOST as much as I do :)

gracie

Mwah to da sistahs who love da crunchy sockies.

 

Em

It’s bellarific friday and a new SNEAK PEEK!

I am featuring another sneak peek if you go to www.stampingbella.com .. you can see Hula Chick there :)

But for now, meet uptown girl CHANDLER makes a CHOICE.. I love HER and her EYELASH and her SENTIMENT!  Do you?  if so, leave a comment for a chance to win her!

CHANDLER

and now for our challenge this week! 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments!  Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

AmYRabella used UPTOWN GIRL FAITH THE FAIRY

AmYRabella used UPTOWN GIRL FAITH THE FAIRY

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PRESENT

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL PAISLEY has a PRESENT

Danabella used MIMI the CHICK MISSES YOU

Danabella used MIMI the CHICK MISSES YOU

Lesliebella used our SOON TO BE RELEASED BUDDY AND JOLLY!

Lesliebella used our SOON TO BE RELEASED BUDDY AND JOLLY!

Sandiebella used CIRCLE ELEMENT and framed numbers on her art journal page!

Sandiebella used CIRCLE ELEMENT and framed numbers on her art journal page!

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRLS BEATRICE and BARBRA are BESTIES

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRLS BEATRICE and BARBRA are BESTIES

Tracybella used uptown girl OPAL the Optimist

Tracybella used uptown girl OPAL the Optimist

Tracymacabella used TWIRL

Tracymacabella used TWIRL

 

And now for our SISTAHOOD!

Violet used SENIORITA DOLORES!

violet

 

and now for next week’s theme?

a sketch!

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use any Stamping Bella image and send to me via email by next thursday!

Mwah to da sistahs who are loving the sneak peeks :)

 

Em

 

 

another sneak peek!

Sistahs,

as you will notice, I have “PULLED THE PLUG” on our website.  If you go to www.stampingbella.com every day until next friday you will see our count down to the new release AND a reveal of new images :)… This is FUNNNNN.   I am busy populating our new website with all of our images…. it is more work than I would have EVAH anticipated..  hmph.

Ok so today’s sneaky peeky is an image by Mo.. I just love using children’s illustrations for my friends cards… I love finding just that perfect sentiment that can have you use an image for many occasions!

Leave a comment here AND On this post on facebook for 2 chances to win her.

babybowmwah!

another sneak peek!

Hiya sistahs,

our release has been delayed to next week.  we are awaiting our GORGEOUS new packaging and because this is SUCH A HUGE release, we need to make sure our BRAND NEW WEBSITE is ready.. , our packaging AND DA RUBBAH!!  So please bear with us.. stay tuned on Facebook and over here for the exact date!! I promise you won’t be disappointed just bear with us ok?

Here’s a sneak peek… meet Seniorita ERMA… you know, as difficult as it is to find THE PERFECT image.. it’s just as difficult to find THE PERFECT SENTIMENT to go with it.  I think all my sistahs will agree that THIS is THE PERFECT sentiment!

Leave a comment here for a chance to win her!  and I hope you love her as much as I do :)

Meet ERMA.

ERMA

mwah mwah mwah to my patient sistahs :)

Em