Archive for May, 2009

Some MO’ eye canDEEEEE

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Nickabella has been BiZzy.. check out these gorgeous cards! This one is using our brand new Tiddly DAISY HIGHTOPS.  isn’t it ADORABLE?  Colored with copics and the flower on the top left is one of my faves.  They come from PRIMA in either a TUBE or a BAG in white.. SO versatile! Nicky used her copics to dye these flowers to match the paper.  We will show you another tip with these flowers tomorrow.  You get a KAJILLION of them.. the one in the TUBE are larger than the ones in the bag.  Isn’t it great?  This is so great for a little girl, a teen, an exerciser (what is THAT? LOL).. an EXTREMELY versatile stamp!

Nicky used PEACE HIGHTOPS in the following card.  Also colored with her COPICS and she used our new American Craft ZING embossing powders for the sentiment.  In my humble weight watchered opinion (lol) the TRUE test of using an embossing powder and making sure the quality is top notch is to try it on an itty bitty image or a sentiment to see how detailed it is and make sure the words are legible.  WELL GUESS WHAT?  These powders are absolutely fantabulous.  First, the pallette is gorgeous (45 colors).. 2nd, the fine-ness of them and quality is not to be beat.  Why do you think I brought in EVERY SINGLE COLOR? LOL.. (go big or GO HOME.. my philosophy).. I will show you another tip tomorrow on making embossing and glittering easier..

I love reviewing products.. I am a PRODUCT QUEEN.. I will try my bestest to feature some of my favorite things and see what you thinky

Mwah to da sistahs who LOOOOVEY da cards and who need a little….. ZINNNNGGGG!

Em

If you evah have an extra pair of SHOEZZZZZ

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

you can make your momma an amazing fantastic wonderful phenom MOTHER’s DAY PREZZIE like this

Are these the cutest things EVAH?  Jayden’s school asked us to bring an old pair of shoes to school (these are Tyler’s old shoes) and looky what I got back?  The most GLORIOUS, painted, Blinged, Beautiful Potted SHOEZZZ! LOL.. Come on.. tell me how cute these are?

Weight Watchers update: down 1.6 pounds.. only 678 to go! LOLOL..

Product Update:  Just posted the newest collection of Collage Press patterned paper in our what’s new section.. Look for KNAVE of hearts and SWEET SHOPPE.. OMG To die for!!  The quality is phenom (80 pound paper) and the colours are LUSCIOUSLY EDIBLE.  I have also posted new Cosmo Cricket papers also available in the what’s new section..  YUM!  I have also posted some new goodies in the “Specials” section.. we have no room in Bellaland and I was FORCED to put stuff on sale to make some room (some who visit us can confirm this.LOL).

Babe Card Updates

Danabella made a gorgeous card using BFFabuggs.. stunning!

Jenabella made a YUMMALISH card using savvyshopabella.. the paper piecing, the sketch, the colours, oh my!

Joannabella made a PHENOMALISH card card using cuppacakeabella..let’s all wave to Joanne in Disney!

Karenabella made a STUNNINGABELLA card using ALTEE ‘TUDE.. isn’t it amazing?

Lindabella Shows how the magic starts on the paper with stella with an olive on top.. truly magical. She also made a GORGEOUS card using FLOWER BOTTLES… thanks for calling today Linda.. you made my day :)

Paulabella (angelbella) made a PHENOMALISH card using TAKE A STAND KIRBY.. I just love the layout and how delicate it is!! And just wanted to let the sistahs know that i have added a 36 LYRA set to our store.. YUM!  Paula also made a gorgeous card using PHOEBE Ketto.. (scroll down).. OMG stunning!

Shannanabella made a gorgeous card using Daisybella!

BEEYOTIFUL WORK DONE BY ALL! MWAH!

Please don’t forget to enter this friday’s  challenge BLING AND GOLD. Send it by Thursday 5pm EST to emily@stampingbella.com

MMMMMMMWWWWWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

EM

This week’s Challenge!!

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Hiya sistahs!  Just wanted to post quickly that the challenge for this week is based on the back of one of my shirts..LOL.  SOOOOOO you must have a card with gold in it AND BLING… every sistah needs a little bling, no??? and of course a little gold?

fun no?

And now for da WINNAHS…..

for the Contributing Sistahs.. you know how hard this is?  I wish I could pick them alllll!!!! And honestly, in my heart, all of you are winnahs!  But if I had to pick one (which I do :( ) I will pick EBRU VATANSEVER for unique shape and beautiful use of a Ketto.. great job!

Now for the PEANUT GALLERY (those putting in a comment).. Ryan chose #79

MEGAN LOCK!  you have both won $20 gift certs to BELLALAND!

Mwah to da sistahs.. we have a BIG EXCITING goodie that we will share with you by the end of the week!  We are so excited by it and hope you will be too!

Em

Happy Mother’s Day to all my Sistahs

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Whether you are a momma or not, I just think today is such a wonderful day to celebrate WOMANHOOD.  And da SISTAHOOD.

So mwah to all da sistahs who are celebratin’ :)

Tomorrow I will upload a picture of my gifties :)

guess what day it is? YUP.. AGAIN!

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Hiya sistahs!!  Hope you are well… We are currently BURIED…LOL undah RUBBBBAH!!  I have been cutting stamps all day for the past 8 days.. trying to catch up!  my BOSSES are sooo hard on me :( HMPH.

DA good news is that it IS friday, IT IS Bellarific… and it is the WEEKEND!!! WOOOHOOOO!!

I also wanted to apologize for my late challenge this week.. I promise it will NEVAH happen again!

So heeere goes!  The challenge this week was “BIRTHDAY” chosen By Danabela. excellent choice Dana and hope you had a great golfing trip!!

Here’s Nickabella’s gorgeous card! she used BFFabuggs. Her layout, the colouring.. FANTASTIQUE! did ya notice da BONBONS and da RIBBON???  also if you check out Nicky’s blog you will see a stunning card using Rollanda Ketto.. the layout is OUTSTANDING!

Danabella made a stunning card using golfafella.  If you take  a looky at Dana’s blog, you will also see an adorable card using our brand new MONSTAH BASH.. how cute are da monstahs?? and da CARD???

Jenabella made a stunning card using Patricia Birthday cake.. isn’t it terrific?  the colors, the layout, the image!!  LOOOVE IT!  if you check out Jen’s blog, you will also see some gorgeous cards using Agnes Ketto and Savvyshoppabella!  go check it out?  they are gorgeous!!

Joannabella (who is away in disney!!!) made a PHENOMALISH card using Cuppacakeabella .  She also had an adorable card here with hippiechickabella.  SOOO CUTE!!!

Karenabella – who I GOT TO SEE TWICE IN 2 WEEKS!!!!! made a stunning card using PATRICIA BIRTHDAYCAKE AS WELL!  check out those DOTS!! I believe they are the pumpkin ones.. LOVE THEM!  If you want to see some other great samples, go to Karen’s blog and see a gorgeous LATTEBELLA and another gorgeous card using 3 little trees!  BEEYOOTIFUL!

Lindabella made a stunning card using BEEDAY HUGGABUGG.. is it not DEEEEVINE??? OMG!  If you check out her blog, you will also see a gorgeous mixed copic and pencils card using underthehoodybella.. ADORABLE OR WHAT?

Paulabella made a FANTABULOUS card using retailafellabella.  Need I say more? LOL.. also take a look here at peony bittybloom… those colors together are my fave!!

shannanabella made an amazing card using birthday cake with a stella in it.. is it not adorable??? If you look at Shannan’s card here on her blog, you will also see a great card using Daisy with a stella on top.. just LOOOVELY!!

And now for our sistahood contributions!!  they are PHENOM as usual! thank you so much for taking the time! it makes me soooo veryyyy happy!

Betty Meyskens used FLOWAHBELLA

Betty Meyskens used FLOWAHBELLA

Brenda Martin used BILLBOARDABELLA

Brenda Martin used BILLBOARDABELLA

Carol Schuchard used Cuppycake with a HUGGABUGG on top

Carol Schuchard used Cuppycake with a HUGGABUGG on top

Ebru Vatansever used GINGER KETTO

Ebru Vatansever used GINGER KETTO

Janet Rossi used DAISY BITTYBLOOM

Janet Rossi used DAISY BITTYBLOOM

Janine Orchard used LEANING TOWER OF STELLA

Janine Orchard used LEANING TOWER OF STELLA

Jessica Kerr used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Jessica Kerr used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Jessica Ottevanger used SUPERBELLA

Jessica Ottevanger used SUPERBELLA

Jessica Willison used MISSMATCH KETTO

Jessica Willison used MISSMATCH KETTO

Josee Boileau used CURLY SURPRISEABELLA

Josee Boileau used CURLY SURPRISEABELLA

Karen Wilson used SPRINGTINI

Karen Wilson used SPRINGTINI

Kathy used HOLLYHOCK BITTYBLOOM

Kathy used HOLLYHOCK BITTYBLOOM

Kimberly Lowrey used BEEDAY HUGGABUGG

Kimberly Lowrey used BEEDAY HUGGABUGG

Kim Reid used AGNES KETTO

Kim Reid used AGNES KETTO

Leslie Good used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Leslie Good used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Lisa Vaughan used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Lisa Vaughan used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Louise Charlton used CUPPYCAKE with a HUGGABUGG ON TOP

Louise Charlton used CUPPYCAKE with a HUGGABUGG ON TOP

Mandi used IS THAT A CUPCAKE ON YOUR HEAD?

Mandi used IS THAT A CUPCAKE ON YOUR HEAD?

Margo Smith used SUPERTYLER

Margo Smith used SUPERTYLER

Martha used GIFTABELLA WITH HAT

Martha used GIFTABELLA WITH HAT

Michelle Leishman used PHOEBE KETTO

Michelle Leishman used PHOEBE KETTO

Nicole  used PARTYGIRLABELLA

Nicole used PARTYGIRLABELLA

Pat Serrano used CAKEABELLA

Pat Serrano used CAKEABELLA

Paula Bacon used COSMOBELLA

Paula Bacon used COSMOBELLA

Regan D'Agostino used TEDDYBELLA

Regan D'Agostino used TEDDYBELLA

Tami Mayberry used TEACUP DAISIES

Tami Mayberry used TEACUP DAISIES

Tammy Hershberger used CUPPYCAKE WITH A HUGGABUGG ON TOP

Tammy Hershberger used CUPPYCAKE WITH A HUGGABUGG ON TOP

Tenia Telson used WINOBELLA

Tenia Telson used WINOBELLA

Tracy Cornhill used CHATTY CATHY

Tracy Cornhill used CHATTY CATHY

Vicki Burns used SPABELLA

Vicki Burns used SPABELLA

Wendy Visser used TURTLE TOTS-CHEERLEADER

Wendy Visser used TURTLE TOTS-CHEERLEADER

melanie fellows using BRANCHING OUT OWLIES

melanie fellows using BRANCHING OUT OWLIES

Excellent cards and NEW FACES TOO!  I love it!  Don’t forget to leave a comment and you can win $20 in bella bucks!  One lucky Contributor will also be winning a $20 GIft cert!

Have a great weekend sistahs and I will probably be back before sunday to present the next challenge!  I have LOTS to talk about so I will be more active on my blog next week

MWAH MWAH MWAH!!

Em


OMG OMG OMG I FORGOTTED

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I thought I posted the challenge yesterday!!!!

Danabella chose the theme this week!  It’s BIRFDAY week.. so any card you would like to submit with a birthday theme… g’head!

Challenge must be emailed to emily@stampingbella.com by 5:00 pm thursday EST and the subject line should be BELLARIFIC FRIDAY MAY 8th!

THANK YOU THANK YOU Michelle for reminding me :)

mwah!

Em

Happy birFday to RYAN, happy BirFday to Ryan….

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Just wanted to wish my deliciously yummalish phenomalish husband a happy birthday… we had a great day today!! Had sushi for lunch, had cake with candles (I didn’t cuz I started weight watchers today.. hmph).. but we all celebrated in Bellaland.. Nicky, dena, ryan and me!

First  i would like to tell everyone how IMPRESSED I was with this week’s contributions!  Absolutely SENNNNNNNSATIONAL SISTAHS!!!  It makes me sooo happy :)

Now for DA WINNAHS from Friday!

The winner of da sistahood contribution is

KIMBERLY LOWREY!  What a beeyootiful card using Tatiana Ketto.. so BOLD and gorgeous!  Great job!  We will send you a $20 gift voucher shortly!

Now DA WINNAH from da PEANUT gallery (commentators) is #37 (For Ryan’s birFday)

CINDY VERNON! : you will receive a $20 voucher as well!  Happy shopping!

Thank you all for participating.. we SO appreciate you using and enjoying our stamps!

Now let’s take a looky at what DA BABES have been up to :)

Danabella has been SOOOOOOOOO busy making STUNNING cards!!  If you scroll through her blog, you will see our reindeer circle, alteeTUDE, ampleeTUDE, and flowahbella! yummy eye candy!!

Joannabella has also been a very biZzy bee making stunnaLICIOUS (nice word ay?) cards!  Take a look at her bloggypoo and you will see cards using teeoffabella, and polar bear circle and bluebell bittybloom

Karenabella: made a stunning card using Queen Anne Bittybloom..omg! and she also made a gorgeous card using shower BUGG sooo cute!

Lindabella made a STUNNING card using SUCKITUP STELLA.. soo funny!

Hope you LOVEY and congrats to da winnahs!!

Mwah to da sistahs who will support da weight watcha!

Em

IT’s BBBBELLLLLARRRIIFFIIIC FRRIDAY (Again?!?!?!) and free shipping continuessss

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Honestly, it’s crazy… where does the time go?  I remember being perched on my couch last week Thursday night thinking the same thing… WHERE oh WHERE does the time go?  I have no ideaR.

Well sistahs, this week was a PHENOM week… we are celebrating Ryan’s birthday on Monday with our FREE SHIPPING OVER $50!  The code to use upon checkout is happyweek.  So you must take advantage!  We had a wonderful new release this week and I have tried to put a lot of product online and in our “special” section.. SUCH GOODIES omg!

Here was this week’s sketch provided by the wonderful and talented Jen Del Muro -babe-o-rama

so let’s start looking at how our Bellarific Babes interpreted this sketch

Nickabella made a beautiful card using our Curly Flourish.. I just love the simplicity of a flourish and the color combo?!  LOOOVE IT!

Danabella made a gorgeous card using our brand spanking new ALTEE ‘tude.. Is the card not ADORABLE??

Jenabella made a stunning card using our hanging hearts block.. see how versatile this stamp is?? LOVE IT!

Joanne-abella made a gorGEOUS card using our polar bear circle.. isn’t it DEEVINE?

Karenabella made a stunning card using the brand spanking new queen anne bittybloom.  Isnt’ it gorgeous?

LindaBella made a stunning card usingy  Ivy Ketto.. umm she told me she colored this in the car on the way home from MEMPHIS?! LOLOL.. you should see my coloring in the car

Paulabella made a stunnalicious card using SPRINGTINI.  whaddya thinky?

Shannanabella made a gorgeous card using Wendy Papillon. Isn’t it gorgeous??

And NOOOW onto our SISTAHOOD contributions :) absolutely DEEvine sistahs!

Arianne Addicks using BALLOONABELLA

Arianne Addicks using BALLOONABELLA

Barbara Nelson used FRIENDS IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

Barbara Nelson used FRIENDS IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

Brenda Martin used Tatiana Ketto

Brenda Martin used Tatiana Ketto

Callie Zenner used ALL BUMMED OUT BABY

Callie Zenner used ALL BUMMED OUT BABY

Carolyn Orgar used Penelope with PREZZIES

Carolyn Orgar used Penelope with PREZZIES

Cat Spicer used JAVABELLAS

Cat Spicer used JAVABELLAS

Christine Dol used STELLA NEEDS A PREZZIE

Christine Dol used STELLA NEEDS A PREZZIE

Colleen Wold used MOMMY AND BABY CUPCAKE

Colleen Wold used MOMMY AND BABY CUPCAKE

Dawn Barghorn used FROGGY KETTO

Dawn Barghorn used FROGGY KETTO

Gaby Duclos used I-WISH-I-LOOKED-SO-GOOD-ON-A-BIKE-A-BELLA

Gaby Duclos used I-WISH-I-LOOKED-SO-GOOD-ON-A-BIKE-A-BELLA

Gena Porter used FROSTY

Gena Porter used FROSTY

Jane Bracht used APPLEY BOWL HUGGABUGG

Jane Bracht used APPLEY BOWL HUGGABUGG

Janet Rossi used DAISY BITTYBLOOM

Janet Rossi used DAISY BITTYBLOOM

Jessica Ottevanger used PREDICTABELLA

Jessica Ottevanger used PREDICTABELLA

Josee used BEERAFELLA

Josee used BEERAFELLA

Josee Boileau used MISSMATCH KETTO

Josee Boileau used MISSMATCH KETTO

Karen Wilson used Sunday Dress

Karen Wilson used Sunday Dress

Kimberly Lowrey used TATIANA KETTO

Kimberly Lowrey used TATIANA KETTO

Leslie Wittenberg used KILO WATT

Leslie Wittenberg used KILO WATT

Lisa Hassmer used RUMOR HAS IT

Lisa Hassmer used RUMOR HAS IT

Lisa Vaughan used LULU KETTO

Lisa Vaughan used LULU KETTO

Lori Haines used ROLLANDA

Lori Haines used ROLLANDA

Louise Charlton used Felix Ketto with FLOWER

Louise Charlton used Felix Ketto with FLOWER

Michelle Leishman used Shower Bugg

Michelle Leishman used Shower Bugg

Monica Reeck used SWEETYBELLAS

Monica Reeck used SWEETYBELLAS

Paula Bacon used MINIVANABELLA

Paula Bacon used MINIVANABELLA

Stephanie Bonniot used FAT SCRIBBLE TREE

Stephanie Bonniot used FAT SCRIBBLE TREE

Sylva Lamson used CUPCAKEABELLA

Sylva Lamson used CUPCAKEABELLA

Tara Panaroni used AGNES KETTO

Tara Panaroni used AGNES KETTO

Terri Dodd used Beatrice Bombshell

Terri Dodd used Beatrice Bombshell

Tracy Cornhill used KRISTA'S FLOWERS

Tracy Cornhill used KRISTA'S FLOWERS

Vicki Burns used CUDDLY CAT

Vicki Burns used CUDDLY CAT

Shelley Schectman used KENYA KETTO

Shelley Schectman used KENYA KETTO

Chrissy Bower used BIKERBABEABELLA

Chrissy Bower used BIKERBABEABELLA

So how is THAT for Bellarific Friday?!?!?!?  AMAZING no?

One of the contestants will be receiving a $20 gift voucher on Monday and one lucky PEANUT GALLERY participant (aka. someone who places a comment ) can also receive a $20 gift certificate so PLEASE place a comment and tell me you were here to visit :) even if it’s just a little ‘hi’

Mwah to da sistahs who love DA FRIDAYS