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It’s Bellarific Friday!!! WOOHOO

Sistahs.. where do the weeks go?  I don’t get it .  I have all these plans and NONE of them come to fruition.  Ok maybe a couple of them.  I challenged myself this week to colour an image every single day.  and I succeeded!  I have been sharing my work on our Facebook page AND on IG.  I am going to start sharing it on the blog too.. I don’t know why I don’t.  hmph.  You can find our FB page HERE and you can find our SISTAHOOD group HERE.  It’s HOPPIN’ over there.. so many gorgeous samples and tips and tricks happening there.. Join!

I have to tell you that this colouring business has been meditative for me.. I’m in love again… Loved my quiet in my corner in the basement surrounded by all the things I love.. images.. markers.. pencils.. paints.. AHHHH.. BLISS!

Also don’t forget tomorrow is the last day to get WANDA (stamp of the month) at 20% off ANDDDDD this coming Tuesday is CRAZZZZY Tuesday!! stay tuned for our 24 hour CRAZY SALE!!! it’s gonna be fun!

Now let’s discuss this week’s theme.. a sketch!  I find sketches sooo helpful.. kinda like a puzzle.  LOVE.  I have been “pinteresting” sketches and printing them out and bringing them to my “corner” so when I am ready to make a card,  I have the recipe!  LOVE.

Ok this week’s sketchypoo

Sketch-4-feb-27 copy

Let’s see what our Baberoonis have come up with shall we?

amyRabella

AmyRabella used UPTOWN GIRL BENTLEY gets Blown away (shh.. I think this card is for my birthday LOL)

angelabella

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRLS VIctoria and Juliette

danabella

Danabella used LIFE IS GOOD

emilybella

I decided to make myself a babe LOL.. know one else will make me one :) Here I used SNOOKUMS

kerribella

Kerribella used SENIORITA SYLVIA

lesliebellaoutside

Lesliebella used BABY BOW

lesliebellainside

And the Inside

tracybella

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL TIFFANY loves to TEXT

tracyMACabella

Tracymacabella used ESPECIALLY FOR YOU PETUNIA. My heart pitter patters when I see our new collection come to life!

tracymacabellaINSIDE

and da INSIDE

 

 

 

And NOW for our PHENOMALISH sistahood! (yes it’s a word)..  OMG sistahs! every week our group grows and I see new names and it makes me SOOOOO happy!!! thank you thank you thank you thank you for participating :))))))))

CaroleAnn

Carole Ann used LULU’S MORNING FIX

 

Droolworthy no???  LOVE.  Seiously.

Now for next week’s theme?

WASHI TAPE or RIBBON…. use any CURRENT stamping bella stamp and embellish your card with Washi or Ribbon and you’re DONE!  OHBOYOHBOY.. this is a GOOD challenge.  Gonna work on it now :) you?

Mwah to da sistahs who are new to bellarific fridays.. Mwah to da sistahs who are OLD to da bellarific fridays.. MWAH to ALL of my FAVORITEST sistahs.  Yes. that means YOU.

MWAH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

And LOTTTTS of inspiration today sistahs :).   Today is one of my favoritest themes.. FLOWERS.  It’s a sign of life, and spring coming (ummmm.. it’s -30 here.. no spring happening here so fast but one can dream no?)

Our Facebook Sistahood group is HOPPIN’.. lots of interaction and inspiration over there.  If you haven’t joined, please do! You will have lots of fun!

Now for today’s challenge.. let’s see what our baberoonis EXTRAORDINAIRES came up with shall we?  I can tell you that one image in particular is VEHERYYY popular this week.. can you guess which one? LOL

amyRabella

amyRabella used UPTOWN GIRL FIONA loves FLOWERS

kerribella

Kerribella used UPTOWN GIRL LULU LOVES POPPIES

 

tracymacabella

TracyMACabella used our FLOWER FOR A TRUE FRIEND image (stamped 3 times!)

tracymacinside

and the INSIDE sentiment for the FLOWER for a TRUE FRIEND image

emily

I have also challenged myself to play along. I love the so needed creative time to work on these!! I am going to try to work on more cards this year. One of my goals. I used FLOWER GARDEN in this card

 

Is that an INSANE roundup or what?  Amazing INSPIRING cards!!

And now for our sistahood :)  We have some new names again which makes me SOOO happy!! I love when sistahs play along with us!

 

 

janelle

Janelle used Uptown girl LOLLY and her BROLLY

margoSMITH

Margo S used Uptown couple BRETT and BRENDA get married

marilynW

Marilyn used Uptown girl Madison and her MARGARITA

nastaran

Nastaran used Babycarriageabella (available digitally)

sharon

Sharon used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

shirleyMitchell

Shirley used UPTOWN GIRL FIONA

How’s DAT for an amazing roundup!

WOOHOO sistahs!

Now for NEXT WEEK (FEB 27th)  challenge is

A SKETCHYPOO!!!! Ohhh so excited. I am OBSSESSED with sketches these days!

Sketch-4-feb-27 copy

If you need more info about how to enter our challenges, take a look HERE

Mwah to da sistahs who love sketchies too!

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Bellarific friday! WOOHOO! know what that means?

yes that it’s FRIDAY. LOL.  And I am SO grateful for Friday this week.. Been a crazy week with our CUHRAZY release :)  Thank you so much for your amazing orders and love for the new images.  I kinda like them too ;)

Now for this week’s Bellarific Friday we had a sketchypoo!

Sketch-3-feb-13 copy

I was able to play this week!  Was so excited to break out my goodies and relax and colour.  It was soooo needed :).  I am going to try to do every challenge.. we will see where that takes us LOL

Now let’s see what our baberoonis have created based on this sketch shall we?

angela bellarific friday feb 13

Angelabella used UPTOWN GIRL FARRAH loves FLASHDANCE

kerri

Kerribella used RAMONA and her WAGON

lesliebella

Lesliebella used SNOOKUMS

sandiebella

Sandiebella made a KITTY box using SMARTY CAT

stephabella

Stephabella used Uptown girls Pattie and Dottie.. check out those AWESOME boas!

tracymacabella

Tracymacabella used UPTOWN GIRL LUCILLE

Seriously sistahs, Our DT outdoes themselves every. single. week . no?

 

Now for our phenomalish sistahood!

 

janelle

Janelle used Uptown girl CHARLOTTE loves to SHOP

What an amazing turnout!  Did you know that if you contribute you have a chance to win a $25 vouchah?  Winners announced the first week of the following month you contributed!  WOOHOO sistahs! more motivation to get crafty!

Next week’s theme?   FLOWERS!  it could be the image you use.. it could be da PAYPAH you use.. it could be da EMBELLIES you use.. as long as you use a CURRENT stamping bella image and have a flowah SOMEWHERE on your card LOL.. you’re good to go!

So get crackin’

Mwah to da sistahs who love BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

Stay tuned.. on monday I have an idea up my sleeve.. we’ll regroup and discuss. LOL

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s RELEASE DAY! WOOHOO!

Sistahs, if you only knew what went into ever one of our releases, you would cry LOL.  It’s months of preparation.. finding just the right quote.. making sure all body parts are functioning LOL.. thinking about the image.. if it works.. if it tells MY story. Every image means something to me :) and I hope they mean something to you too :)

Please note that these images will start being shipped at the end of the week or the beginning of next week as we are waiting for the packaging to come in.  Hopefully it will arrive earlier so we can ship ship ship!  Orders will be shipped in order so the sooner you place your order, the sooner you will receive your goodies!

Grab your favorite hot beverage (or cold).. grab a snack (or 4) and just sit back and scroll through our new images and some corresponding cards our baberoonis have made for you to drool over . N’k?   LETS GOOOOO!

All of our images (except the Mo Mannings)  have been coloured in by our AMAZING and TALENTED Elaineabella.  My deep gratitude goes to her for all she does for me :) Her colouring brings our images to life! oh and her sense of humor keeps me laughing daily.. LOL..not sure which is more important? hmm they both are!

I also wanted to thank our AMAZING DEDICATED and DEVOTED baberoonis for making all of these amazing cards for all of us.. They went beyond my expectations and A BIG HUGEAMUNGOUS (yes that’s a word too) HUG goes to them.  Thank you thank you thank you!!

OK, let’s start with our new Mo Manning images shall we?

We have brought back CUTTING THE RUG by popular demand

cuttingtherug

Meet Valerie in LOVE (one of my favorite images.. the little necks.. the little feet.. LOVE)

valerieinLOVE

here’s a card by TracyMACABELLA

valerieinloveTRACYMAC

here’s HOCKEY player.. this image was inspired by this little teeny tiny goalie I saw at one of Tyler’s practices.. Mo saw my post and the rest is history :)

here was the inspiration picture.. look how little he is LOL

little goalie

and here’s HOCKEY by Mo ( I have a weakness for hockey players ;))

hockey

I always loved this image by Mo.  They are just so full of emotion.. and was so happy to find this quote to pair with them :).  Meet ESKIMO KISSES.. I used to do this with my mom all the time.. now I do it with my daughter :)

eskimokisses

I thought HEY BUD by Mo was a simple sweet image.. fun and easy to colour..

heybud

here’s a card by Tracymacabella

heybudtracymac

and who could resist this little tutu’d elephant (I think I Have a thing for tutu’d elephants..  I have Tallulah who is shown from behind) and now I HEART YOU.  She is so sweet :) and a little shy too.

iheartyou

and here is a perfect image for Easter featuring my favorite VALERIE BUNNY by Mo

valeriebunny

and now introducing our brand new WOODSIES collection.  They are sweet and whimsical.  They remind me of the illustrations in the books that were read to me as a child.  They are meant for adults and children alike.. I would love to receive a card with one of these images wouldn’t you? :)

Meet Gilbert has a snack

gilberthasasnack

Elaineabella made this card using Gilbert has a snack

gilberthasasnackELAINE

 

Meet Gilbert and Maisy under the Toadstool (what is a toadstool anyway LOL) and please notice little maisy on the left .

gilbertandmaisyunderthetoadstool

Here’s Lesliebella’s card

gilbertandmaisyLESLIEbella

here’s Elaineabella’s card

gilbertandmaisyunderthetoadstoolELAINE

 

Meet Bedelia .. can you just eat her up? and the garland around her head?  PERFECTION!

bedeliathebunny

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

bedeliaelaine

and here’s Kerribella’s card

kerribedelia

Here’s Bedelia and Betsy go for a walk.. Such a sweet card for mothers day or a birthday..

bedeliaandbetsygoforawalk

here’s Elaineabella’s card

bedeliaandbetsyELAINE

Here’s TracyMACABELLA’s card

bedeliaandbetsytracymacdouble

And here are the 2 cutest mice I HAVE EVAH seen.  EVAH.  meet Maisy and Madeline (yes Maisy escaped from under the toadstool to visit her friend Madeline in the cup)

Maisyandmadelinehavesometea

Here’s Elaineabella’s Card

maisyandmadelineELAINE

and here’s Lesliebella’s card

maisyandmadelinelesliedouble

and here is our playful Petunia.. she loves her chicky friends..:).  Meet Petunia has a party

petuniahasaparty

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

petuniahasapartyELAINE

Petunia can be playful but can also be shy.  Meet ESPECIALLY FOR YOU PETUNIA

especiallyforyouPETUNIA

Here’s Stephabella’s card

petuniatheshypigSTEphabella

Petunia not only has chicky friends she also has Piggy friends :).  Meet Petunia and Penny take a break.. I’m in love with the quote!  A LOTTLE in love.

petuniaandpennyhangout

here’s Sandiebella’s card

petuniaandpennySANDIE

here’s Elaineabella’s card

petuniaandpennyELAINE

As I mentioned before, Petunia is extremely silly at times.  Like here.  Meet Petunia thinks she’s a prezzie.  Anything for a laugh that Petunia :).. Mark Twain said it perfectly!

petuniathinksshesaprezzie

Here’s TracyMACabella’s card

petuniathinksshesaprezzieTRACYMACDOUBLE

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

petuniathinksshesaprezzieELAINE

Another silly Petunia and her chickies  .. meet Nice to SEE you Petunia :).. and YES the  U’s are all missing because she “Misses U”.. get it? LOL. I so funny.

nicetoseeyoupetunia

Here’s TracyMacabella’s card

nicetoseeyoupetuniatracymacDOUBLE

And now we introduce our little cutesy poo HOPPY POPPY .. I could squoosh her to pieces.  She is perfect for any age group.. she puts a smile to my face every single day.  and the sentiments I paired with them are just as adorable and cute and clean and small.  Just like my Hoppy.

meet Nice To Meet you HOPPY POPPY

nicetomeetyouhoppypoppy

here’s Elaineabella’s card

nicetomeetyouhoppypoppyELAINE

Here’s Stephabella’s card

nicetomeetyouhoppypoppysteph

here’s TracyMACabella’s card

nicetomeetyouhoppypoppyTRACYMAC

and here’s THANK YOU HOPPY POPPY  perfect for a teacher’s card… doctor, nurse.. you name it.  she’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face

thankyouHOPPYPOPPY

here’s Elaineabella’s card

thankyouhoppypoppyELAINE

Here’s Angelabella’s card

thankyouhoppypoppyANGELA

and here’s MAKE A WISH Hoppy Poppy

makeawishhoppypoppy

here’s Stephabella’s card

makeawishhoppypoppysteph1

and Hoppy Poppy has a Prezzie

hoppypoppyhasaprezzie

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

hoppypoppyhasaprezzieELAINE

and here’s Tracybella’s card

hoppypoppyhasaPREZZIETracybella

 

 

here’s Happy Birthday HOPPY POPPY.. she’s on that cake in all her “incredibleness” no?

happybirthdayhoppypoppy

here’s Elaineabella’s card

happybirthdayhoppypoppyELAINE

Here’s Tracybella’s card

happybirthdayhoppypoppyTRACYBELLA

how about I LOVE YOU hoppy poppy.. DEELISH or what?

iloveyouhoppypoppy

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

iloveyouhoppypoppyELAINE

Here’s Stephabella’s card

Iloveyouhoppypoppystephabella

and finally QUEEN Hoppy Poppy sporting her crown :)

queenhoppypoppy

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

queenhoppypoppyELAINE

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

queenhoppypoppyDANABELLA

so these are the hoppy poppies.. are they to die for or what?  LOOOOOOVE

Now I wanted to introduce to you our BIG WORDS.  They are meaningful words meant for simple, easy and clean cards and meant for special people..  the BLACK words are meant for the front of the card.. the focal point and the pink/colored words are separate stamps for the inside of the card.. I just love love love these and it will be a growing collection :)

here’s HOW DO YOU SPELL LOVE

howdoyouspelllove

here’s Danabella’s card

HOWDOYOUSPELLLOVEDOUBLE

here’s STOP RUSHING

stoprushing

here’s Danabella’s card

stoprushingDANADOUBLE

and RIDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT

ridiculouslybrilliant

here’s Danabella’s card

ridiculouslybrilliantDANADOUBLE

and MONEY CAN’T buy HAPPINESS (ain’t this the truth sistahs?)

moneycantbuy123

 

and SOMETIMES people forget

sometimespeopleforget123

 

Card by Danabella

sometimespeopleforgetDANADOUBLE

Card by Tracybella

sometimespeopleforgetTRACYDOUBLE

 

we are also bringing back RAMONA and TEDDY in a BALLOON.. back by popular demand :)

ramonaandteddy

and FINALLLYYY our 3 new uptownies!

Uptown girl BETTY LOVES BOOKS

bettylovesbooks

Here’s Sandiebella’s card

bettySANDIE

Stephabella’s card

bettystephanie

Uptown girl Sabrina loves the SPA

sabrinalovesthespa

Here’s Tracybella’s card

sabrinatracyvDOUBLE

and Uptown GIRLS Samantha and Sierra take a SELFIE

samanthaandsabrina

Tracybella’s card

samanthasierraTRACYV

SOOOOOOOO???? do you love this amazing release? hmmmm???? Cuz  I DOO. SOOOO much!!!

Wanna chat about the release?  Why not join us in our Sistahood FB group?

Mwah to da sistahs who love release day as much as I do :)

Em

 

 

 

 

 

It’s bellarific FRIDAY!

Oh sistahs.. Monday is the release and I am gonna be HIBERNATING all weekend trying to organize myself.  I CANNOT WAIT!

I need to announce some WINNAHS for CONTRIBUTIN’ on our Fridays’ posts!

December’s winner- MARGO you win!  please email me and I will send your 25$ voucher!

January’s winner- BONNIE you win!  please email me and I will send your $25 voucher!

I mentioned on facebook that we have a Sistahood group there which is amazingly fun!  We have over 400 members and would love for you to join! just request to join and I will let you in!

This week’s theme is VALENTINES :).. I love Valentines day.  Our babes played with WANDA this week just to give some inspiration for our stamp of the month :) (Wanda is 20% off all month long)

Here we go with our amazing BABEROONIS!

angelabella

Angelabella’s Card

 

danabella

Danabella’s card

kerribella

Kerribella’s card

lesliebella

Lesliebella’s card

Sandie - SOTM February - Wanda

sandiebella’s card

stephabella

stephabella’s card

tracybella

Tracybella’s card

tracymacabella

Tracymacabella’s card

 

#NOWTHAT’SAWHOLELOTTAWANDA! LOL.. I LOVE HER! and what the babes created with her!

Let’s see what da sistahood did!  We have some new contributers!  Makes me HAPPY!

amandafluri

Amanda used uptown girl LUCILLE

barbaraRay

Barbara used YOUNG LOVE

dianaB

Diana used UPTOWN GIRL MOLLY (but she creatively placed her on a heart rather than her luggage !)

fayS

Fay used UPTOWN COUPLE EMILY AND RYAN

kasia

Kasia used UPTOWN GIRL BUBBLES

kathymcnally

Kathy used UPTOWN GIRLS PATTIE AND DOTTIE

margo

Margo used Brett and Brenda

Sandie

Sandie used UPTOWN GIRL LUCILLE

susankim

Susan used UPTOWN GIRL LUCILLE

 

WOWZAAAAA!!! Is this not a great roundup!! So proud of da SISTAHOOD!!

Next week’s theme? A sketchyPOOO.. a fun one too!

Sketch-3-feb-13 copy

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks this weekend and then the release on Monday.. WOOOHOO!!!!

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE a juicy release.

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes we DO have another Uptownie to sneak peek..

mmhmmmm we sure do!  This is one of my favorite images LOL.. I love Sierra is holding the camera HIGH above their heads.  Do you know why? It ELIMINATES the double chin LOL (as if they have a double chin.DOUBLE hmph.).. I have a huge collection of pictures with my bestie looking MINI because of the positioning of the camera (also involved ladders and stepstools.. DONT ASK)   LOL.. Don’t tell me I’m alone out here sistahs…

Ok meet Samantha and SIERRA take a SELFIE… I LOVE the quote :) I love them.  Reminds me of my very own bestie.

samanthasierraTRACYV

hope you love them as much as I do :)

Mwah

Available on Feb 9th .. at a Stamping Bella near YOU. (which would be ME. LOL)

Em

Today you get to meet ROYALTY sistahs!

LOL :)

Meet QUEEN HOPPY POPPY.  Isn’t she AND HER SENTIMENT delish?

card made by Danabella

queenhoppypoppyDANABELLA

I also wanted to feature another Hoppy Poppy since we are in a HOPPY POPPY typa mood :)

meet MAKE A WISH hoppy poppy.. she makes me LOL.. her cheeks.. her sideways mouth… and her little dress.  Oh and the sentiment?  Too cute for words!  These hoppy poppies are amazing for adults and kids alike.. that is why I love her so :) Card made by Stephabella

hoppypoppycakeSTEPHABELLA

Hope you love poppy as much as I do :)

Mwah

Em

It’s CUH-RAZY TUESDAY sistahs!

the first Tuesday of every single month, we will be featuring some stamps at INSANE prices.. Buy for gifts.. add to your collection… buy a duplicate in case you lose your first one LOL (that’s what I do …LOL cuz I am an AIRHEADABELLA)..  I love seeing the excitement of da sistahs on Crazy Tuesday.. that’s why I LOVE doing this!  Check out our home page banner and 3 featured stampies for more details!

CRAZYTUESDAYFEB2015

We also have SNUCK in another sneak peek… Another card using a new WOODSIE character :)  and her name?  Her name is NICE TO SEE YOU PETUNIA.. and you will FAINT when you see TracyMACabella’s card… the paper and the embellishment… MAGNIFIQUE!

NICETOSEEYOUPETUNIATRACYMAC

And the inside of the card?? Yes you see correctly… Tracy mac AND OTHERS have emailed me to ask me why I am missing the “U’s” in the sentiment… can “U” figure it out? :)

nicetoseeyoupetuniatracymacINSIDE

Hope you love the Petunia’s as much as I do… Oh and I really do :)

 

All goodies will be released next Monday Feb 9th… save your pennies sistahs.. this is gonna be a GOOD ONE!!

Mwah to da sistahs who are as CUHRAZY as I am :)

Em

OHHH sistahs.. its Sunday FEB 1st!

Time to check our new banners on our home page to see what’s in store for the month!  The banners are basicall my way of “talking” directly to my sistahs LOL.. and a little fun design I get to create too!  I love designing the banners!

So in those banners, you may just see a new stamp I haven’t revealed yet LOL.. can you name which one? and you can see February’s STAMP of the MONTH!  WANDAAAAAA!

Because I missed yesterday’s sneak peek I have a few to show you today! So sit tight! this is gonna be fun!

 

I would like to introduce to you another character from our “WOODSIES” collection.  These little woodsies are amazing for kids and adults alike.. moms, children, friends.. that’s what I love so much about these… their versatility and their “fun-ness” to colour.. yes?

Ok so here is Kerribella’s BEDELIA (the bunny) card.. I am in LOVE with BEDELIA.  In. Love.  ummm and that garland around her head ?  could you not EAT her? (ok please don’t eat her)  .. Have I mentioned how much I love her?  hmmm?

kerribedelia

Ok Ok .. I wasn’t going to reveal this one but I couldn’t resist because Bedelia is the star again… Bedelia and her little one Betsy.  Perfect for Mothers day.. for Daughters day.. for ANY DAY!  Bedelia and Betsy go for a walk was made by TracyMACabella..

bedeliaandbetsytracymac bedeliaandbetsytracymacINSIDE

I am also going to reveal Maisy and Madeline have some tea.. Again. SMOOSHABLE.  Seriously. no?  This card was made by Lesliebella

maisyandmadelineteaLESLIE maisyteacupinside

Here’s another BIG WORDS sample called “NEVER FORGET” made by Danabella.. LOVE how simple , effective and inspiring these big words are!!

neverforgetDANA

and the inside quote to go with it

neverforgetDANAINSIDE

perfection!

 

Again all of these reveals will be available for purchase next Monday FEB 9th.. WOOOHOOO!!

See you tomorrow sistahs :)

MWAH!

Em