Sorry sistahs, have had SUCH a headache with this internet and WORDPRESS today.. don’t even ask! so I am retyping the whole entry again.. bear with me..
Well it’s here sistahs! Our challenge was quite a success! Who would EVER think of putting white, purple and red together? Nicky and I were fearful at first but the image was so elegant, we figured how could it go wrong?!?!? and it didn’t!
Before I go on, I would love to introduce our brand new BELLARIFIC BABES! We have chosen some amazing sistahs to help contribute to these bellarific fridays and post some samples on their blogs. You may already know some of them but if not, please give a BIG ROUND OF applause to….
Nicky Manel of course you all know NICKY. Nicky is Stamping Bella’s creative director, right left hand and feet..LOL and is one of the most talented cardmakers of all time (IMHO). She has been stamping and teaching for more than 10 years, has a very dedicated following.. people don’t even have to know what she is teaching, they just sign up! Nicky’s warmth and talent exudes at all times…you just want to be close to her and hopefully, through osmosis, you will become that talented too (i’m still waiting.. hmph). Nicky has been on TV several times demonstrating the craft, has been published in many a magazine.. just a super wonderful sistah!
Here is a pic of Nicky and her bellarific Friday card!
and she HUFFED and she PUFFED and she BLEEWWWW the house down!
and here is Nicky’s layout. Isn’t it gorgeous? SHe uses appley bowl huggabugg and our sentiment.. She also used my favorite bo bunny double dot paper.. LOVE THIS CARD!
Come meet STEUBY.. otherwise known as Shannan Teubner
Wonderfully talented, a joy to be around and a wonderful friend! a True sistah!
cute cute cute!
here is Shannan’s bio:
“Hi my name is Shannan, and I am an ADDICTABELLA! I started stamping in 2006 and in early 2007 my first bella stamp made it’s way into my craft room. From that day on, I was a woman OBSSESSED. Don’t get me wrong, I love all my stamps. But my Stamping Bella stamps have a special place in my heart, and so do my sistahs. When I am not stamping, I’m chasing my 2 boys or hanging out with my husband. I am honored to be playing along with the Bella Babes, the Princess Bella Babe and the Queen Bella Babe. I loveyyy them all! Mwah to all my sistahs!”
Here’s Shannan’s BEEYOOTIFUL springtini card! Isn’t it gorgeous?
now meet Karen Motz
We met Karen about a year ago and we fell in love She and her BFFFFF Dana (see below) just lightened up my day whenever they came to visit.. the passion, the zeal, the zest! you couldn’t beat that! Here’s a little bio introducing karen and then her card using HAPPY FLOWERS which come in 2 sizes packaged together! I also think Karen is addicted to dots.. she used the poppy glitter small dots and nestabilities!
“I was a scrapbooker for years, but rubber stamping and card making have taken over my passion ever since I was introduced to it in May of 2003. I love all the different looks you can get with one stamp.. I love colouring…I love paper.. I love ribbon.. I love embellishments.. I love it all! In addition to stamping for myself, I also taught stamping and cardmaking classes at my LSS. I was lucky enough to live nearby Bellaland.. it’s such a fun and happy place to spend some time and some money (grin!).. Since moving to Massachusetts, I started blogging in November ’08 as a way to keep in touch with friends and also share a little of my creativity with the stamping world”.
Now please meet Dana White.. the other half of Karen..LOL. These two made our day when they came to visit! They even were put to work at times (we have no shame..LOL) Dana, we miss you sooo very much and hope you come and visit us soon k? (and sickness is NOT a reason NOT to come for a visit..hmph)
Here’s dana’s bio and picture.. now give her a round of applause!
that smile! mwah!!
“my cousin introduced me to scrapbooking and from that I discovered rubber stamping, at the time I said it wasn’t for me and now I have a wonderful room devoted to what I was not going to do!
When living in Toronto I was lucky enough to discover Stamping Bella and become friends with Emily and nicky, and spent many hours at Stamping Bella; my HAppy place with my sistahs. Since moving back to Calgary I miss Toronto and the time I spent with the girls (and Ryan)
I started blogging in Dec. ’08 to get my stamps inked regularly and whenever I need a fix of my happy place I reach for my Bella Bindas!”
and here is Dana’s Card
stella bella bo bella banana fana fo fella.. fee fi fo fella FELLA STELLAAAand HERE'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS LINDA HEAVENS! We met Linda last year when she came for a visit to Bellaland.. we had so much fun, coloured our heads off, blabbed and gabbed and ATE. It was an amazing Day!! Linda is a Phenom colorist and fabulous cardmaker and just a wonderful person all around We love you Linda!!here is cute lindathat smirky devilish smile.. BWAHHAHAHAHAHA
Here is Linda’s BIO and Card
I’m Linda (besiieheav on SCS). I’ve been married to Mark (affectionately known as “the hubs” on my blog) for 20 years and we have 18 year old twin boys. We are preparing to be empty nesters in September when the boys will embark to university. we ARE ready (we think!) If you are wondering where the “bessiehheav” came from, it was derived from my beloved West Highland Terrier, Bessie.
I’ve been stamping for about 6 years but have always been a creative soul at heart. As a youngin’ I grew up with a mother who painted and sewed and I was always intrigued by it. My grandmother was a seamstress and taught me to sew at a very early age, a skill I still enjoy today when time permits. I grew up with an easel in our kitchen where I watched my mother take her weekly oil painting classes, much like today where my kitchen has become my creative space. Unlike my mother, I was never much for oil painting, watercolor and pencil crayons were my passions. Needless to say, when I discovered there were images out there that I could stamp, then paint or colour, I was hooked. Just over a year ago, I ventured into copics and I am still learning how to use them to their potential. I can’t say I have a favorite colouring medium, I enjoy them all and even like to mix them up!
I am hoping I can inspire you in some way, just like my mother and grandmother have inspired me.”
This is Linda HEAVENLY.. lol
now meet Monique Hawrelluk
this chicklet is FULLL of energy.. and I mean FULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL of energy and that is why we looooove when she comes to visit Bellaland! She is extremely talented, SOOO cute and bubbly and hard to resist!
cute cute cute!
“I’m a jack of all trades.. master of none” so to speak. My passion for crafting and creating led me to rubber stamping approximately 5 years ago and really have no idea what I would do without it now I ‘m also a Stampin Up demonstrator, but mainly as a hobby. Besides my amazing son and most supportive boyfriend, rubber stamping is now my true passion and my escape from reality.
and here’s Monique’s gorgeous card using Patricia Birthdaycake!
gorgeoussss dahlink!Let's now meet Paula Williamson.. she has been to Bellaland too! we had SO MUCH FUN together !.. had a group of sistahs including Lunda.. so much fun!!! Paula is funny and full of personality (we'll keep you Paula *winks*) Paula is also a wonderful cardmaker, master colorist and funny and fun and and and!another big mwah!
” A huge HELLO from Michigan! My name is Paula and I lead a double life. During the day I work in a small factory and we manufacture pressurized toilet systems. Can life get more glam than that? When I return home to my loving husband, daughter, dog and cat, I slip into my ‘room’. (ok sometimes I make dinner). I started scrapbooking in 2000 and it’s been almost two years since I just gave it up and set my sights on the blogging world and cardmaking! I rediscovered my love of coloring and I have never looked back. Believe it or not, I spent four years in college, two were in an art school in Ohio. I studied color, composition, design and lettering, and it’s all helped me with my cards today. I love making, learning and helping others. I usually have a smile on my face and while I think of myself as shy, others might not agree! LOL. Blogging has opened up a world of people I would have never met otherwise, and spending a day with stamps and friends is as good as it gets! I don’t know if you could pin me down to any particular style, other than “clean & uncluttered”. I like to focus on the main image and show it off.. and you probably won’t find a card that I have not sewed on! haha”
Love Beetle EXTRAOrDINAIRE!! how BEEYOOTIFUL is this card?!
And last but certainly NOT LEAST, the UBER talented and “sketchy” (she hosts great sketch challenges on her blog..LOL) Jen Del Muro
love this girl!
Her layouts are FAB-O, her coloring is PHENOM and she has agreed to be a BABE (even though she was one before..LOL)
“HI there! I am Jen del Muro aka genie1314 on SCS. I have been crafting all my life, but dove into stamping about 5 years ago. It all started with a home party and I was hooked from there. I am thankful to have served as part of the SCS dirty dozen, as well as several other design teams. I live in North Texas with my beautiful daughter, Ellie and my loving husband Tony. When I am not stamping, I enjoy hanging out with them and our 2 crazy dogs and sly black cat. My work can be seen in various publications, and on my blog. Thank you to Emily and Nicky for bringing me on to play with the wonderful Stamping Bella Stamps (as if I needed an excuse to do that!) and the rest of the bella babes.
and here is Jen’s card
and who can forget LIL OLE ME.. and my turtle tots picking posies
loook at that face!!
So there you have it! Whaddya think of our Bellarific babes? They will be contributing in our challenges weekly and will be posting cards on their respective blogs regularly so PLEASE check daily!
Now here are the sistahood contributions, absolutely fabbydabbylicious and we soo appreciate you entering! (in no particular order)
Chris Arthars- very clever use of flowersoft for the bouquets!
I must also give a BIIIIG thank you to Hope-A-Bella for a goodie bag I received from her
This is what I received and I was soooo giddy! There was an educational book as well that mentined bella a kajillion times. I had little post it notes everywhere showing the bella “sightings”.. I don’t have a picture of it cuz my little TYLER stole’d’ it!.. hmph.. here is the pic of Hope’s goodies
Stephanie Bonniot- beautiful haircut and card stephanie!
Jennifer Boothdawn barghornsusan whitejenn BorjessonKaren Daleysusan white
So what do you think of BELLARIFIC FRIDAYS? do you likey? do you lovey? want us to continue> Put a comment in too and you can receive a 10$ bella bucks voucher if we choose your name! WE will post our next challenge on Monday so stay tooooned!
I am THRILLED with how this turned out…. I am so PROUD of the bellarific BABES.! I was also so happy that I got to play too.. I had so much fun (FINALLY.. I nevah get a chance to play)
I will place these cards in the sistahs gallery as well1
Thank you all for participating1
NOw if you don’t see your card up here, please let me know.. i do require a separate file of the card of the week.. also please visit the BELLARIFIC BABEORAMA’s blogs and see what they are up to!
Mwah to da sistahs who think that EVERY Day is BELLARIFIC!