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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

tracyMACabella

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!

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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

tina

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

fay

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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tracyrebecca

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

 

Zig markers.. my order.. a little bit of DIS and a little bit of DAT

Hiya sistahs!  Why does it feel like Friday when it’s only Tuesday ? LOL.. long week already!

First of all, I wanted to share with you that I TOO wait desperately for my order.. LOL.. as desperately if not MORE desperate than you (is that possible?).  Was so excited to open my mail box and got a box FULL of DIS(this)!

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so much fun!

Is anyone addicted to YouTube like I am?  OMG.. I’m SO addicted.  Every night Youtube is my best friend .. that and my Ipad and a pair of headphones :)

I bought these markers a while ago… started watching videos.. and now hooked on playing with them LOL…

I watched THIS VIDEO by Jennifer Mcguire.. she has two more … careful.. she’s an enabler LOL

So I decided to play!  The first colours I always try are portrait colours.  They are my fave.  And since I got my big box yesterday.. I was SO excited to pull PAMPERED out and play with her :)

So in this picture, my ink smeared a bit which made me scream and curse.. but then I quickly got over it because I knew she is JUST for PRACTICE.  (It took me about 5 minutes to  calm down and stop cursing LOL)

Here i used FLESH and PALE PINK.  this is my new GO TO face colors :)

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then I coloured the rest in with other combos I tested.. and then it began to bleed.. and not behave (watercolor has a mind of it’s own). so I just showed you the towel and the face and cucumbers below :)..I also tested the PINK on her cheek which is not the right pink but that’s ok! now I know!   I will continue to  play.. and practice and try to tame my temper :)  I love that they have a teeny tip.. you can get them in all of da little bella nooks and crannies.  LOVE!

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This is the 60 set above.. they are so bright and vivid.  Just gorgeous.  I can stare at the chart all day long :)

I will try to practice some more and share some more with you throughout the week!

Mwah to da sistahs who love to CULLAH! (colour) LOL

Em

 

it’s bellarific friday sistahs and I miss you!!!

Hiya sistahs!

well this release was just amazing.  You guys went insane LOL.. which validates to me that you loved the images :).. I love that you love the images.  For REALS.

This week’s bellarific theme was ANYTHING GOES!    But for our Baberoonis it wasnt’ lol.. It was a theme as we do every first friday of the month.. a theme using our Stamp of the month!  This month’s stamp of the month should be called stampS of the month!  I put all of our BIG WORDS on sale for 20% off because I just couldn’t pick one.  SO… If you ever wanted to try these images now’s the time!  You can find all of them HERE.  When you see the words in pink on the image, they were made smaller for the inside of the card.  Sometimes you just want to put a little something in there and can’t think of the right words.  right?

Ok so let’s see what our Baberoonis came up with shall we?

 

AliceWERTZabella used Uptown girl OPAL the OPTIMIST AND RIDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT

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Angelabella used SOMETIMES people FORGET

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Kerribella used SOMETIMES PEOPLE FORGET and SENIORITAS MILDRED and MAUDE

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Lesliebella used RIDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT

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Sandiebella used UPTOWN GIRL FARRAH to inspire you this week!

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Shelabella used Uptown girl WINNIE and STOP RUSHING

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Stephabella made a gift card holder using Uptown girls Samantha and Sierra take a SELFIE and RIDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT

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Tracy Macabella used SOMETIMES PEOPLE FORGET

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and here’s the inside

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Phenomalish no?

Now for our AMAZING sistahood!

 

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Angela used UPTOWN GIRL BIANCA

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Chitra used FIX IT boy

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Kristina used UPTOWN GIRL Abigail the ARTIST

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Margo used Seniorita Gladys

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Barbara used WIZ

SIGH.. I need to have a creative weekend!!!

Next week’s theme?

ANYTHING BUT A CARD!  so for example it can be a bookmark.. a recipe card.. a journal entry… a picture frame…

Have fun sistahs!

MWAH!!

Em

 

 

it’s RELEASE day.. IT’s RELEASE DAY sistahs! And 10% off the whole shop TODAY and TOMORROW!

Well we made it sistahs.  We finally made it! WOOHOO!! Today is the day you  can finally choose your favorite stamps!  What a day to celebrate!  I know I’m doing the happy dance.. that means I can get my own order too! LOL.

In honor of our release, we are offering a 10% off discount code for TODAY and TOMORROW (CRAZY TUESDAY).  Our Crazy Tuesday this month is incorporated into the release and happening a day early!!!  So on your marks… get set.. and GO!  the 10% discount will only be valid until MIDNIGHT on Tuesday night.   All orders will be processed in sequence so the sooner you place it, the sooner you will receive it!

DISCOUNT CODE is: junerelease

Since I know I can’t even remember what I did an hour ago LOL, I will recap all of the stamps in the release right here to make it easy for you :)

Here we goooooo!  ready?

Tiny Townie BLOSSOM

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Tiny Townie BREE

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and some card-spiration

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Forever my ALWAYS

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and some CARD-spiration

forevermyalwaysALICE

 

Girl TIME

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SPOILED

 

spoiled

and some CARD-spiration

spoiledTRACYMAC

 

Pampered

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and some CARD-spiration:

 

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Tiny Townie Amanda is AWESOME

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and some CARD-spiration

amandaisawesomeALICE AmandaisawesomeANGELABELLA

Tiny Townie TINY DANCERS

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and some CARD-spiration

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Tiny Townie DOROTHY the DREAMER

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and some CARD-spiration

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Tiny Townie SALLY and her SNAIL

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and some CARD-spiration

SALLYANDSNAILSHELABELLA sallyandsnailDANA

 

Uptown girl BRITTANY the BIRTHDAY girl

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and some CARD-spiration

brittanySHELABELLA brittanystephabella brittanySANDIE

 

Scout’s Honor

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and some CARD-SPIRATION

scoutshonorANGELA scoutshonortracymac

 

Silly Goose

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and some CARD-spiration

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Nacho

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and some CARD-spiration

tracybellaNACHO

Petunia gets a PIGGYBACK

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and some CARD-spiration

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Tiny Townie SAGE LOVES SCIENCE

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and some CARD-spiration

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CLOSEUPS ” I DO”

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and some CARD-spiration

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CLOSEUPS “IN LOVE”

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and some CARD-spiration

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Tiny Townie HAYLEY the SUPERHERO

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and some CARD-spiration

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Milton

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and some CARD-spiration

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Gamblaritas

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and some card-SPIRATION

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I’m EXHAUSSSSSSSSTED. LOL

I hope you enjoyed our two week journey. I hope you are inspired and feeling like you’re ready to STAMP!

Mwah to my sistahs who LOVE release day!

Em

 

 

 

 

Last SNEAKY PEEKIES until Tomorrow!

CONTEST IS CLOSED

WINNAH OF MILTON and GAMBLARITAS  is…..

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

41- CHITRA YOU WIN!  please email me in the subject line " I WON MILTON and Gamblaritas" with your snail mail address and we will mail him out to you!	

Timestamp: 2015-06-01 02:39:26 UTC

hiya sistahs!

Sorry for such a late post :(.. we were IMMERSED in a hockey tournament and I haven’t had two seconds to escape and write !  So I will REFRAIN from any stories and get right to da POINT!

I will pick da winnahs of da STAMPIES tonight!  So make sure you place your comments ASAP so we can close them all up and start fresh tomorrow.  Sound good?

ok.. let’s go!

First stamp I wanted to show you today is the mooshy squooshy cutie named Milton.  I mean COME ON.. How can anyone resist him.  He told me you can even call him Miltie for short.  He is just DEELISH.

Meet Miltie!  Coloured by our Elaineabella.  I mean SERIOUSLY.  Now do you see what I mean????

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Here are some inspirational cards using Milton

Here’s Kerribella’s MILTON card.

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Here’s Sandiebella’s card using Milton

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and here’s Sandy Allnock(abella’s) card using her HEX chart and our image! (didjabuyityet?)

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Here’s another card by TRACYMACABELLA :)

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Is he not the cutest little mouse/hamster/gerbil/ you have ever seen??!??  me thinks so.

And now for our second sneaky peeky by Christine Grove….. GAMBLARITAS!  I just love these women..  I always wanted to start my own little poker group.. or bridge.. or mahjongg.. or BINGO….. and the sentiment?  So. SO. SO. true.  Should be all of our mantras.

Meet our Gamblaritas.. the newest addition to our “SENIOR-ITA” line.. the visors.. the wine.. Oh.. Ingrid in the middle is on a bit of a diet.. so she’s sipping her spritzer.. she didn’t tell anyone about the chips she has hiding under the table.  SHHH.

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And here’s my card using Gamblaritas.. I had so much fun with them.  Oh, except for the part where I had to FIND those little MINI playing cards in my stash.  you didn’t wanna SEE da bella searching for them.  There may have been a few harsh words said ..  Ingrid even offered me a few chips to appease me.  Didn’t help.  But I FOUND THEM!!

Here’s my card :)

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Sistahs, I SO LOVED spending the last two weeks with you so so much :)  you were SUCH good company :)

Mwah to da sistahs who love to gamble a little.. who love Miltons a little.. and who love new releases!

Don’t forget to post your comments by 10:00pm so that I can announce them at that time!

MWAH!

Em

Happy Saturday sistahs! A new FAVORITE (LOL) and a special VIDEO.. oh and a chance to WIN!

contest is CLOSED

Winnah of TINY TOWNIE HAYLEY goes to….

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

1- KATHLEEN S you win!  Please email me (emily@stampingbella.com) and in the subject line please write "I WON HAYLEY" and please include your snail mail address
and we will mail her out to you ASAP!	

Timestamp: 2015-06-01 02:46:08 UTC

 

Hiya sistahs!  2 more days until you can all be unleashed like MONSTAHS!

I am SOOO  happy you love this release  ALMOST as much as I do *wink*.. I love hearing your stories.. why you love the images.. how you can relate to them.. how they tell YOUR story.  To me, they are not just little pieces of RUBBAH.. they are pieces of my heart and I am so thankful I can bring joy to your smooshie faces that I would hug and kiss if I saw you.. (is that wrong?) LOL.

I kinda saved Tiny Townie Hayley for today..  I really don’t know why.. LOL.. I just wanted to “SAVE ” her.. LOL.  I LOVE her and her sentiment and I think she applies to every sistah out there.. young or older, plump or skinny.. wrinkly or smooth.. doesn’t MATTAH… if we can’t find our own HERO.. we need to be our own.  Amen sistahs.

Hope you love superhero Hayley as much as I do :)

This image was coloured of course by one of my favorite heros  Elaineabella.

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and now for some sample cards

Here is AliceWERTZabella’s card using Tiny Townie Hayley

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Here is Lesliebella’s card using the amazing Hayley

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I seriously LOVE her.  I’m not even gonna say the F*** word (favorite).. ok  I kinda said it.

Now for another  one of my colouring HERO’S.. Take a look here for Sandy ALLNOCK’s video using her AMAZING HEX CHART (didja buy it yet? hmmm?).. if you are just arriving to the blog today, take a look at this post showing what the HECK a HEX is :) and WHY you need to buy it right now.  like I mean RIGHT NOW.

Here is Sandy’s video using the brand new Tiny Townie Hayley with her partner in crime PARKER THE PIGGY… She has such an imagination.. so happy she put these two togethah!

Wanna win her?  Leave a comment below..

Always remembah sistahs… BE YOUR OWN HERO.

Mwah

Em