WELCOME TO BLOGABELLA

it’s BELLARIFIC Sunday! LOL

Hiya sistahs!

So sorry for the delayed post.. kidlets got in the way ūüėČ

What an amazing and inspiring blog hop on Friday, yes?  LOVED every single entry and had so much fun hopping (the most exercise I have had in MONTHS LOL).

The winner of the COMMENTATOR on my CARDMAKER BLOGHOP POST IS….

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Here are your random numbers:

17	-STEPH you win!!! Please email me (emily@stampingbella.com) and I will email you your $25 vouchah!

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This week’s Bellarific Friday theme was CHRISTMAS in JULY!

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

AliceWERTZabella used FROSTIER.. LOVE the line free stamping and LOVE how Alice layers her papers and washi.

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Angelabella used Christmas Mouse

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I used Buddy and Jolly.. I challenged myself to use only pencils on this card.. pretty happy with the results :)¬† I also “operated” on the sentiment that comes with Uptown girl EVE UNDER THE MISTLETOE (I used my craft knife to separate the sentiment so that I could use just the “holiday wishes” portion of the sentiment)

EMILY

Kerribella used Christmas Soldiers

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Lesliebella used Valerie with SNOWMAN

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Sandiebella used SANTA LOUIS

 

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Shelabella used Uptown girl Savannah has a star

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Stephabella used Uptown girl OPAL.. (SEEEE?  you can make ANY stamp into a HOLIDAY stamp ;))

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Tracybella used BUDDY and JOLLY

 

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TracyMACabella used Christmas SOLDIERS

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If these cards don’t make you wanna wrap up a gift and send it to me (LOL) I don’t know what will!

Now for our amazing sistahood!

 

bev

Bev made tags using SENIORITA ERMA

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Heather used CUTTING THE RUG

 

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Margo also used a “non-holiday” stamp and made it work BEAUTIFULLY on this holiday card! Uptown girl Molly makes a detour

 

Are these not PHENOMALISH???? Omg I love them all!  I appreciate so much when da sistahs participate every week.. makes my heart sing (this week it is singing Christmas carols LOL)

Now for next week’s theme?

A SKETCHYPOO!

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Can’t wait to see what you create!

Mwah to da FALALALA’s in my life :)

Em

P.S. another reason I am humming carols is because I have 18 NEW HOLIDAY IMAGES COMING !!!!¬† Can’t wait to share them with you :)

Mistle toe MWAH’s

Em

p..p.s (I know Im annoying tonight LOL)

 

 

CardMaker magazine BLOG HOP! WOOHOO! oh and a PRIZE!

Hiya sistahs!

I was approached by CardMaker magazine and asked if they can do a blog hop featuring our stamps!  Who would say no at such a wonderful and amazing opportunity! I am so grateful to Brooke for being so patient with me LOL.. I think I drove her a little nuts!

So without further ado…¬† and with LOTS of thanks to her team for wanting to work with our stamps.. HERE WE GO!

Here is the full list of sistahs participating in the blog hop.¬† So you should have arrived from TracyMACABELLA’s blog

Here is a list of all the participants.. and seriously?¬† I always get lost in these blog hops, that’s why I am giving you the master list so you can investigate at your leisure :)

CardMaker- http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/

Angela Thomas- http://sparkleandbling.blogspot.ca/

Chitra Nair- http://www.craftingchitra.blogspot.com/

Elaine Hughes- http://quixoticcards.com/

Gini Williams Cagle- http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Hill- http://www.honeybootique.com/

Jennie Harper- http://stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/

Michelle Boyer- http://papercuts.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Mendi Yoshikawa- http://www.snippets-of-mendi.blogspot.com/

Tracy Valure-  http://tracysstampingcorner.blogspot.ca/

Stacy Morgan- http://twinshappy.blogspot.com/

Tracy Macdonald- http://iwannabuildamemory.blogspot.ca/

And MEEEE!!! WEEEEE!

for this post I decided to use one of our BIG WORDS.. 

and this one is PERFECT to share with da sistahs arriving at my blog…. tell me if you agree :).. you can find MONEY CANT BUY HAPPINESS HERE

I also used THIS mojo monday sketch.. I LOVE SKETCHES!!!!

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So if you have made your way to my blog, WELCOME!!!¬† and if you want a chance at winning a prize, leave a comment below!¬† Tell me what your favorite stamps is.. or why you love stamping so much.. heck (who says HECK?).. tell me anything ya want and you are entered into a draw to win a $25 gift certificate from MOI to YOI (couldn’t find anything to rhyme with MOI.. Ok I coulda said TOI.. but it was too logical and too French LOL).

so here’s something else that rhymes with MOI… and that’s…..

MWAH!

Em

 

P.S. Bellarific Friday will be on Saturday so we can fully enjoy the HOPPypoo

 

it’s Bellarific Friday!!

hiya sistahs!

Hope you’re having an amazing summer so far :).. i’m so busy planning a new HOLIDAY release!! coming sooner than you think!¬† The images are stunning so stay tuned!

This week’s Bellarific Friday theme was a SKETCHYPOO!

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

 

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Angelabella used I LOVE YOU HOPPY POPPY

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Kerribella used “I DO”

 

stephabella

Stephabella used

UPTOWN GIRL SERENA has a SIGN

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TracyMACabella used Tiny Townie HAYLEY the HERO

these are SO AWESOME :)

and now for our SISTAHOOD!

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What  a PHENOM Bellarific Friday!

Now for next week’s theme?

CHRISTMAS in JULY!  Simply use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a Christmas layout.. embellishment.. etc.. and voila!  Email it to me by Thursday and it will be up with the rest on Friday!

MWAH!!!!

Em

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!!

Hiya sistahs!

this week’s Bellarific Friday challenge is to use a Christine Grove image… Well.. don’t have to ask me twice LOL.¬† Her images are SO full of personality and quirkiness.. (just like me LOL).. I LOVE them!

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

AliceWERTZabella used ONE OF MY PEEPS

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Danabella used MiMi the chick MISSES you

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I used Tallulah and her TUTU.. I LOVE saying T-A-LL-U-L-A-H… don’t you? LOL.. and of COURSE every elephant has to have jewels in her TUTU , Crown and TAIL.. no?

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Kerribella used SNOOKUMS

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Sandiebella used HULA CHICK

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Shelabella used MILTON

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Stephabella used MILTON

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TracyMACabella used SILLY GOOSE

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Tracybella used SCOUT’S HONOR

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And now for our AMAZING sistahood!

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Chitra used MILTON

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Erin used CHRISTMAS MOUSE

What an amazing roundup of cards!!

Now for next week’s theme?

A SKETCHYPOO!!!

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Use a current Stamping bella stamp.. and you’re done! LOL¬† Easy peasy.¬† I love sketches!¬† Dont forget to email me your creation by next Thursday for me to post it :)

MWAH!

Em

 

Some new techniques!

Hiya sistahs!  Just a quick HELLO and wanted to share what our Elaineabella has been up to!  She has TWO amazing techniques up on her BLOG .. go take a looky at them .. she is UNBELIEVABLE!

The first technique Elaine teaches you is how to make a bright beautiful sky with fluffy white clouds.. AMAZING!

here’s a sample of one of the cards she made using the technique.. there are more on her blog!

Here Elaine used a stamp from our latest release FOREVER MY ALWAYS..

is that background not PHENOM?  Makes the whole scene pop!  Actually it makes the whole scene! LOL

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Elaine also teaches you a technique on how to make a “galaxy” background… AMAZING!

Here’s a sample of the background on a card with of course, our famous “NACHO” from ourlatest release!

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I hope you send some love to Elaine!  She is SO inspiring :)

Mwah to da sistahs who wanna be Elaine.  hmph.

Em

It’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

Hiya sistahs!

Hope everyone in the U.S. is enjoying their July 4th weekend!¬† We just celebrated our Canada Day on Wednesday.¬† This family hasn’t stopped for the last 2 weeks.. now it’s safe to say we are home for the next 2 weeks LOL.. then back out again for a few days :)¬† Hope it is beautiful weather where you are and that you are enjoying it (of course also taking stamping breaks too :) )

Today’s challenge for Bellarific Friday is a SKETCHYPOO!¬† Not only is it a sketch, but it is also a challenge for our BABEROONIS to use the sketch and our STAMP OF THE MONTH Thank you HOPPY POPPY (20% off ALL MONTH LONG!)

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

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Kerribella’s card

 

LESLIEBELLA

Lesliebella’s card

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Shelabella’s card

 

Sandiebella

Sandiebella’s card

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Stephabella’s card

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TracyMACabella’s card

Is that bunny not ADORABLE???  I love her.

And now for our Sistahood’s cards!

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Emily D used Uptown girl OPAL

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Fay used SPIT HAPPENS

 

GORGEOUSNESS!!!

Now for next week’s challenge?

Using a CHRISTINE GROVE image.. a seniorita.. a milton.. a scouts honor.. a nacho.. any of her images will do :)

Let’s see what you come up with!

CANNOT WAIT!

MWAHHHHHHH

Em

it’s CRAZY TOOSDAY!

and it only lasts 24 hours.. and then POOF it’s gone!

What a great way to add to your collection, buy happy gifts for other sistahs or brothas… it’s a truly great thing and it’s our way of THANKING you for your loyalty :)

this months sale is

CUTTING THE RUG by Mo Manning from 11.99 down to $3.29!!!!

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“CLINK” was $12.99¬† TODAY ONLY $4.29

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Uptown girl CHANDLER makes a CHOICE was $13.99.. TODAY ONLY $5.29

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Enjoy!!

one of our sistahs reminded me that today was NOT the first TOOSDAY of the month and she was right LOL.. my last couple of weeks have been so crazy that this is what happened LOL.  Bellas make big booboos when they have crazy weeks .  Enjoy da SALE!

mwah!

it’s Bellarific Friday on SUNDAY!! sorry sistahs!

Oh sistahs.. what a crazy emotional week.  I am SO SO sorry I have been MIA.  :(

we travelled to Montreal (our home town) to have my son Tyler’s Bar Mitzvah.. a rite of passage for Jewish boys who turn 13.¬† It was MONTHS of preparation for this ceremony for our close family.. all organized long distance (we live in Toronto).¬† It was such a beautiful day and we arranged that it be on my birthday which made that day extra special :)¬† The day couldn’t have gone better until it was over and everyone left and got a call from my mother that my stepfather was in the hospital and suffered a massive heart attack!!¬†¬† CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?¬† Thank goodness he pulled through.. as happy as that day was for us was just as scary when we heard the news.¬† Thank GOODNESS he is okay and recovering in the cardiac unit … so thankful.¬† So you can understand what an emotional rollercoaster I was on all week!

here are a couple of pictures from that morning :)

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here Tyler was nervously practicing his reading

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here are Tyler and Jayden all cleaned up before the morning’s events :)

But I am BACK.  And here to share an amazing Bellarific Friday with you.

Ready?

The theme for this week was an inspiration photo

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lets see what our Baberoonis came up with shall we?

AliceWERTZabella used Maisy and Madeline share some tea

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Angelabella used Petunia and Penny Take a BREAK

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Danabella used UPTOWN GIRLS FELICITY AND BLAIR

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Kerribella used UPTOWN GIRL MAYBELLINE loves MAIL

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Lesliebella used Maisy and Madeline share some tea

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Sandiebella used BIRTHDAY HAMSTER

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Shelabella used UPTOWN COUPLE BRETT and BRENDA GET MARRIED

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Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRLS PAIGE and PEGGY POUR some TEA

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Tracybella used TINY TOWNIE SALLY and her SNAIL

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and the inside

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TracyMACabella used TINY TOWNIE BREE LOVES BUTTERCREAM

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Are these AMAZING or WHAT?  I love to see how everyone interprets our photo challenges!

Now for our amazing and talented SISTAHOOD!

janelle

Janelle used Uptown girls Paige and Peggy Pour some tea

fay

fay used Maisy and Madeline share some tea

lucy

Lucy used UPTOWN GIRL FLORA and her BICYCLE

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Tina used LOTS of UPTOWN GIRLS! Uptown girl Maybelline, Uptown girl CAITLYN, Uptown girls Victoria and Juliette, Uptown girls PAIGE and PEGGY.. uptown girls Felicity and Blair!

If you don’t see your creation up, it’s because I never received the email.¬† Please please email it to me again and I will include it!

And for NEXT week’s theme?¬† a SKETCHYPOO!

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Enjoy sistahs!!

MWAH!

Next time I will see you is on CRAZY TUESDAY!!  WOOHOO!

STAY TUNED….

 

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!! WOOHOO!!!

Hiya sistahs!  WE have a JOOCY Bellarific Friday today :)..  Ready to get inspired and crafty?

BUT FIRST… let’s announce our MAY winnah!

Winnah for contributing on May 22nd is CHITRA!  Chitra please email me and I will send you your $25 vouchah!

Let’s go!

Today’s theme was a SKETCHYPOO

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We all have different interpretations of the sketch and that’s what makes it fun!¬† I try to always begin my card by choosing a sketch and my papers.¬† Everything falls into place after that.¬† The sketch may not end up looking like it was “intended” to…. but who cares? lol.. it’s a starting point to get DA JOOCES flowing.¬† I am in the process of making myself a binder with lots of sketches to peruse through before I start my card.¬† It helps me SOO much.¬† I actually started a Pinterest board with sketches that you are more than welcome to follow :).. HERE is the BOARD. I also have a Stamping Bella inspiration board (i know.. shocking LOL).. you’re more than welcome to follow that too :).. Pinterest and Instagram are the DEVIL.. oh ya and carbs are the devil TOO¬† LOL.¬† They all have that same “junkie” glazed eye effect on me… a hopeless addiction :)… oh ya .. and youtube.¬† hmph.¬† Lots of vices this bella has.

If YOU have any vices/websites/resources you would like to share, I would love for you to put it down in the comments.. I need MORE (ahem that’s the junkie talking)… also we have a new feature where you can click to receive all replies to the comments..¬† I try my best to respond and we can all respond to eachother and get the feedback.. fun no?

Ok enough blabla

Let’s see what our baberoonis created shall we?

Aliceabella used Uptown girls Clarissa and Camille share a CAFE

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Angelabella used NACHO

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Danabella used VALERIE with SNOWBALL

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I used TINY TOWNIE AMANDA is AWESOME

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Kerribella used Tiny Townie TINY DANCERS

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Lesliebella used BABY BOW

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Sandiebella used UPTOWN GIRL BENTLEY gets BLOWN AWAY

 

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Shelabella used Tiny Townie AMANDA is AWESOME

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Stephabella used THE READER

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Tracybella used RAMONA AND HER WAGON

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TracyMACabella used Gilbert has a SNACK

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and the inside sentiment which I love so much!

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Tell me these aren’t PHENOMALISH?!?

And now for our AMAZING.. PHENOM… TALENTED.. sistahood!

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AngelaB used BIG ROCK

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Please welcome ERIN! A first timer :) Erin used Petunia THINKS she’s a PREZZIE

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Fay used uptown girl BENTLEY gets BLOWN away

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Lucille used HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOPPY POPPY

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Tina used UPTOWN GIRL LOLLY and her BROLLY.. she snuck in a little Christmas Soldier in there too.. I think he’s serenading Lolly :)

Hows DAT for amazing talent!! I LOOOOOVE seeing all the cards in BIG BRIGHT COLOURS.. yum!

Now for next week’s theme?¬† AN INSPIRATION PHOTO!¬† Use this photo however you wish.. the theme.. (tea/ food/party).. the colors.. outdoors.. you name it!¬† please use a CURRENT Stamping Bella stamp in your project :) (i.e. current meaning you see it on da website)

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Mwah to da INSPIRED sistahs!

Em

 

It’s BELLATASTIC Friday sistahs!

And my little boy’s birthday. OMG He’s 13.¬†¬† I’m a parent of a teenager.¬† That means I must be an adult.. OMG.¬† I can’t be.. I’m still a kid.¬† A teenager? Seriously?¬† and in the Jewish religion he is a MAN.¬† UMMMM… not in my books this morning lol..¬† My little “Ty Ty” (Tyler) is 13.¬† yikes.¬† he’s 13.¬† Where did the time go?¬† hmph.¬† As you can tell I am a bit “Farklempt”¬† this morning.. all teary eyed and mushy hearted… And let me tell you.. he sure ACTED like a teenager this morning.¬† double triple QUINTUPLE HMPH!!!

So I wanted to take a pic of his angry face this morning and he wouldn’t let me… so I posted this picture on facebook when he was about 7 just to embarass him a little .¬† Take THAT teenager HA!

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And here is a view I see all of hockey season…¬†¬† my little goalie

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And here is my “serious” almost-teenager a few weeks ago… He likes the serious look for pictures.¬† I call it PENSIVE.. intelligent.¬† I could SHOVE HIM IN MY MOUTH and EAT HIM.. (when he’s sleeping-see note about teenager attitude above LOL)

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Ok that’s my little personal NUGGET I had to share with my sistahs today.

Now down to BIDNISS.

 

This week’s theme was ANYTHING BUT A CARD.¬† … which could be a bit challenging LOL..

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

AliceWERTZabella used our HOLLY IN JAR DIGITAL IMAGE

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Angelabella used SPIT HAPPENS

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I rummaged through my dies and found one that I never used before.. shocking I know.¬† It was the TIM HOLTZ MATCHBOOK die.. That’s not a card is it?? It’s a MATCHBOOK .. LOL.¬† I used HOPPY POPPY HAS A PREZZIE and a vintage Avery label with the sentiment on the bottom of the matchbook.¬† Here’s the front

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and here’s the inside … So much fun!¬† I used my ZIG CLEAN COLOR BRUSH MARKERS and some INKTENSE colored pencils for some of the shading.¬† LOVE!

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Kerribella made a bookmark using NICE TO SEE YOU PETUNIA

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and here’s the bookmark on it’s own :)¬† LOOK AT THOSE CHICKLETS!!!

Shelabella made a picture frame using Tiny Townies TINY DANCERS

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Stephabella made a Copic reference journal cover using UPTOWN GIRL CALLISTA loves to CRAFT

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Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL REBECCA loves to READ

TracyMACabella used FLOWER GARDEN

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SUCH GORGEOUSNESS!!!

Now for our amazing  sistahood!

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Angela B used YOUNG LOVE on a poem she wrote to commemorate the loss of her grandmother :(

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Barbara used WIZ

 

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Emily D. used UPTOWN GIRL OPAL as a wine label

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Fay used Valerie in Love

Tina made a cute little project.. a cup filled with home made cookies!  what a great ideaR! Tina used UPTOWN GIRLS PAIGE AND PEGGY

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Now for next week’s theme? a SKETCHYPOO!

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Mwah Mwah Mwah to my sistahs who love Bellarific Fridays!!

Em