hehehehe.. I love torturing…. you may be seeing this in MANY places soon…
but if you REHEALLY wanna look cool… just say :
Happy Happy Happy NEW YEAR sistahs
me loves you
know what I’m talking about? hehehe it’s the event of the YEAR!
you can find all information HERE if you want to attend.. Angela Urbano and I will be hosting a class there.. well *ahem* Angela is actually teaching.. I will be there for entertainment..LOL .. It is supposed to be an amazing event .. anything that Catherine from SCT puts together is phenom.. so if you have not registered yet, might I suggest you do so ASAP? LOL
So lets discuss a little bit what the class Angela is teaching is about. First of all, if you dont know Angela, she is an AMAZING scrapbooker.. Life journaler.. her style is graphic and clean. Just gorgeous!
The class is called LIFEBOOK 101.. here’s a little excerpt of what the class is about:
“Are you one of those scrappers who can’t think of the right words to say on a layout? Do you hesitate when writing what you truly feel when you are in the moment? Do you suffer from JOURNALER’S BLOCK?
Conceived by Angela Urbano and Emily Block , Lifebooking is a new revolutionary way of looking at how we we scrapbook. Lifebooking is BOOKING LIFE not scraps..LOL. It’s time to track the little details of your life.. the simple facts to the most difficult emotions.. and the lightbulb to the Seinfeld moments we experience every day. A lifebook page doesn’t always start with a visual, a colour palette, a photo or pretty patterned paper.. Sometimes it’s the words that tell the story. Sometimes it’s the words that paint the picture. Sometimes it’s the words that capture the moment.
Angela will take you through “journaler’s block’ exercises to create a 12*12 double lifebook spread. Join us om our Lifebooking adventure. Check out our different lifebooking techniques which make us each unique as well as makes us one. We will arm you with tools needed to start capturing the words. They will arm you with the most POWERFUL TOOL needed. the power of YOUR WORDS. Lifebook THAT. ”
Angela and I have been hard at work developing a new concept. A concept that is extremely important for future generations. It’s called LIFEBOOK. It’s a verb.. ie. DO YOU LIFEBOOK? or OMG I HAVE TO LIFEBOOK this moment … it can also be a noun… I am a LIFEBOOK GEEK/NERD.. LOL ..
The foundation of lifebooking can be different for everyone… Angela loves to Lifebook on 12*12 pages.. I LOVE to lifebook in my journal.. you can lifebook on a napkin, toilet paper.. a bar coaster…
So what is a lifebook you ask? Well, it’s a place where you can document your every day musings, thoughts, events, conversations. A place to put random pictures that will be appreciated in years to come. How I can’t wait til my kids look back at my lifebooks and giggle.. cry.. and understand that their mom is more than a mom.. but a PERSON. Are you angry that you ate that MARS BAR? Stick the wrapper in your lifebook and write why you are angry about it and in 20 years, our kids won’t even know what a Mars bar is… in effect, it is creating your own history. Write the weather down.. your mood… what you REALLY felt this day or that day.. It’s your place to say it as it is.
Now along with the concept of LIFEBOOKING will come a series of PHENOM stamps that will be used in your lifebook.. whether it be on a 12*12 layout, your daily agenda, or your journal. These stamps will be a series of icons.. and prompts to help you get in the habit of lifebooking. They are the CUTEST things ever (if I do say so myself..LOL).. and they will be SO useful . We will have a WHOLE series that you will NEED and WANT to collect.
I think the daily nonsense.. the daily grind is what scrapbooking is really about. Of course celebrating the loss of a tooth is an amazing feat.. but what about the tooth fairy.. how you explained her to your kids.. what about the PRIDE on your child’s face.. documenting what they felt.. documenting what you felt when your child lost that tooth… like OMG I KNOW this kid will need braces.. and how much is that gonna cost me! As TABOO as that sounds on a scrapbook layout, it’s OK to say that in your lifebook. Your kids will thank you for it. Trust me!
Wanna see a little sneaky peeky of the layout for the class? OHHH and there is a bonus single page layout and a card that will be taught in the class! And I will be doing make and takes with these new little stampies.
Can you see the stamps in this sneak peek? HMMMM? (that’s Angela looking very mysterious)
Trust me sistahs.. Join us in this journey. You will not regret it.
More to come
Lifebook a mwah, will ya?
I am alive sistahs.. I am on the mend… I have never been that sick before in my life but I am hoping with a little R&R, I will be back to 100% soon. I came into the office after not being here for almost 2 weeks! I missed Denabella and Helenabella so much!
I wanted to just come on here to say hi.. and to say that I miss you and to say that I will be MUCH more verbose in the next coupla weeks.
I am working on a PHENOM new release .. and some other GREAT news coming your way!
Mwah to da sistahs who still come by and say hi
Seems like I am gonna be mia for a little longer . I have now been in bed since last Tuesday and have visited my doctor today. Have been given meds and cough suppressant. We are moving tomorrow! I am not quite sure yet what they will do for me
I am surmising that more of what happened this weekend will happen tomorrow. Everyone working around me. Maybe they can staple me to the bed, staple the covers around me and slip me in the moving truck?
I wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday. Be safe, be warm and WASH YOUR HANDS all the time lol
We are expecting and planning for amazing things in 2012
Mwyuuehe (that’s a mwah through a Kleenex lol)
I am going to keep this short and sweet. I have a HORRIBLE flu and have been in bed for 4 days.. cannot move.. the doctor said just a few more days of feeling horrible.. grrr.. I hate being out of control, helpless, weak. I thank my lucky stars I have my devoted DENABELLA and RUBYBELLA taking over with my packing and the store business.. it’s crazy how sometimes you are FORCED to just stop. I am so sick, I can’t even argue..LOL. my kids and hubby are happy with that
Ok so BIDNISS first
Let’s see who won some BELLARIFIC TRIPLE BUCKEROONIS shall we?
Winnah for COMMENTAYTIN’ ($30 in Bella BUCKEROONIS) goes to
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
36- LINDA ALLEN! you win! please email me and I will send your voucher
Timestamp: 2011-12-16 15:10:58 UTC
Now for da winnah for Contributin! ($60 in Bella Buckeroonis) goes to
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
8- Tricia T.. you win! please email me and I will send you your MOOLAH!
Timestamp: 2011-12-16 15:13:45 UTC
Ok.. my head is “bobbing”.. getting SLEEEPYYYY… gonna make this a quickie
Da Bestest Babelicious Baberooni Cards
Cathabella used LULU’s Birthday cake (I think this one is red velvet..mmmm)
Paulineabella used CUPCAKE WITH A HOLLY ON TOP
Regabella used our VINTAGE HI WHEEL and the film slide from our GRUNGY #1 set.. (took me a while to notice it but I did! )
Robinabella used KING OF THE CANDYCANES
Shannanabella used IZZIE HAS A PREZZIE
Lindabella used DOOR WITH WREATH
Paulabella used UPTOWN GIRL’S CHRISTMAS TREE (dunno why it was so big!) i know paula needs attention so maybe that’s why she saved it so big? LOL
Are those not BEAUTIFUL?! OMG
…bobbbing.. and throbbing….. and fevering… and trembling….
OK Da sistahood now
Amanda used UPTOWN GIRL EVE under the MISTLETOE
Cindy M used STELLA’S CHARIOT
Corey used THEO GIVES A PREZZIE
Halley used MINTY COFFEE
Jessica used I EVEN LOVE THE BOX
Jo-Ann used YOU DECORATE my LIFE
Lorraine used UPTOWN GIRL POSH has a PRESENT
Lynn used JOYFUL VILLAGE
Makalah used Lulu’s MORNING FIX
Gabs’ mom MARIA used FROSTY
Michelle G used BIRDS DECORATING TREES
Rosanne D used SANTA’S BIRDHOUSE
Stephanie used VEGGIEBELLA
Tanya used GROUP HUG
Violet used Felix Ketto has a flower
Of course, the week I am sick everyone decides to submit LOL just kidding.
Ok now my head has officially popped off my body
No bellarific Friday posts til the new year.. stay tooned for the upcoming themes
mwah to da sistahs who will pick up my head that just rolled off the table
Mwah Mwah Mwah (please disinfect)
I am sitting here moping because I feel like my chest is caving in.. every cough is painful.. achy.. shaky.. BLECHY. I NEVAH admit that I am sick but now I kinda surrendah..LOL.. But NO I HAVE NO TIME TO BE SICK!! Ryan was shocked that I told him I was going to the clinic this morning. I NEVAH go to clinics.. cuz I am NEVAH sick . Such is my life at the mo. Feeling a little sorry for myself.. Moving houses in 7 days.. house is a DISASTER.. have orders to fulfill with deadlines.. oh and did I mention I was SICK? LOL.. Ok enough complaining
Let’s share our little AJ monday grouping this week.. shall we?
The theme this week was letters.. numbers..
Here is my collage page.. the quote “REDISCOVER DELICIOUS HARMONY” came from a Mcdonald’s ad in a magazine..LOL.. I loved that. everywhere I turned that paper was there.. I was so scared I would lose it, that I stuck it down in my book today. I tried this collage in a different sized journal.. I think I am in love.. it’s SO SMALL.. made by HANDBOOK and i think it’s a 3*5 or 4*6 size.. I love playing around in different books. Remind me to take a picture of my JOURNAL GRAVEYARD..LOL. I meant to but my darling husband closed every box I had open waiting for pictures etc.. oh well.. when I UNPACK, I will take a picture of it! I have about 30 journals either started, neglected, tossed, wrinkled.. but I can’t get rid of them.. I will get to them eventually
Next week’s theme… FREE FOR ALL.. draw, scribble, paint.. collage.. quote.. you name it.. unwind from all the holiday stress!
Mwah to da sistahs who listen to me vent
Hiya sistahs.. I am a sicky aj Monday will probably be up tomorrow
Hiya sistahs, long time no SPEAKY.
Well, it’s that day again.. one of my FAVORITE days of the week. Seeing our stamps come to life! Literally. You have no idea how tingly I get when I see all of your cards. It is an honor, really!
Let’s discuss some WINNAHS from last week…
Winnah for COMMENTAYTIN’ (DOUBLE BUCKS at $20) goes to…
Here are your random numbers:
17- Melissa C you win! please email me and I will send you your vouchah!
Now for da CONTRIBUTIN' winnah (double bucks- $40 in bella buckeroonis goes to...)
Here are your random numbers:
5- Linda F you win!! what a way to welcome you back!
Timestamp: 2011-12-09 13:44:30 UTC
Ok now to this week’s challenge! An All white card! I was gonna contribute this week with a blank card..LOL but I decided against it … Who woulda THUNK that such masterpieces would come out of this theme! Just you WAIT ‘ENERY IGGINS… JUST YOU WAIT… (my fair lady)
Ok let’s see what da BABEROONIS came up with!
Danabella is off this mumf
and Cathabella is suffering from Computer issues.. hmph.. Tell me how
STUNNING these cards are.. COME on… TELL ME!!!!!
Ok now for da SISTAHOODS’ masterpieces….
Here we gooooo
Halley used CUTESY ORNAMENTS
Karen used CUTESY ORNAMENTS
Christy S used SNOWBUNNYBELLA
Lynn used SWIRLY HILLS WITH TREES
Makalah used PATSY PIXIE
Maria used GROUP HUG
Michele G used UPTOWN GIRL CLAUDIA has a CANDY
Tricia used BEEDAY HUGGABUGG
Violet used one of the CUTESY ORNAMENTS
Gorgeous or WHAT?
Next week’s theme is a sketch! last challenge til the new year!
Don’t forget to leave a comment to possibly win TRIPLE bella bucks.. WOOHOO! $30 in Bella bucks
but WAIT, there’s MORE! LOL.. submit a card for next week’s challenge and you can ALSO win TRIPLE bella bucks.. $60 SMACKEROOS! Trust me.. this will come in PRI-tty handy in the next few weeks.. just sayin’
Mwah to da sistahs who lovey da surprises
sometimes I feel like a bit of a voyeur…a voyeur in a good way I hope! LOL cuz that sounds reHeally bad.. but I LOVE looking at videos and blogposts where people show their studios, craft rooms, art supplies, travel bags, journaling stuff etc.. I get little goosebumps when I see new product I need to have (and therefore the shop needs to have) and bags, books, bowls, baskets etc.. as to where people stash their STUFFS… so…if you are interested, I thought I may post some things here from my studio (if that’s what you can call it..LOL.. it’s more like an unfinished basement).. and hopefully my new studio once I move in 3 weeks.. *thunk* (that was my jaw dropping just thinking of what I still have to do…)
Basically for the past month, little by little, I have been trying to organize all of my supplies.. finding homes for them so that the move to the new house will be easier..
So if you would like me to do some posts like this one, let me know! and if you have some FAVORITE storage bags/boxes/cases that you can’t live without, I would LOVE for you to post it in the comments!
Ok so for today, I would like to show you how I used my STICKER STADIUM by CROP and STYLE that I had my papers in before but now have found a new “life” for… OMG I LOVE IT! AND I am getting some more in the store next week!
So this is what the sticker stadium looks like.. it is meant for….. LOL your stickers, odd shaped papers etc.. it rises to different levels and STRETCHES so you can stuff it!
Well, guess what I used it for? I used it for ALL of my STENCILS/TEMPLATES and masks.. and I have a LOT OF THEM! For my cardboards and foam mats.. all the goodies I use to add texture to my canvases or art journal pages..it’s amazing! my little 6*6 plates go in the front and as they get bigger, they go to the slots behind.. my 12*12 in the back slot
Here is my newfound love from the front. This baby can fit A LOT. and I mean A LOT..
And here it is from the side.. showing how wide the gussets can grow! See the pink fibreglass walls behind it? ThatSSSS my studio Glamorous, idn’t it?
The great thing is that Ryan PROMISED to have the craft room of my dreams in about a month.. should I show you the one I am EYEING?? Maybe I will wait a little to show you
Tomorrow’s bellarific Friday theme is WHITE … you still have time to submit! And you still have time to post a comment HERE for the chance to win DOUBLE bella buckeroonis.. that’s $20 in bella bucks.. if you still submit a card.. you also are eligible for a $40 win in bella bucks to be announced next week!
Ok sistah’s let me know if you like to peek into other people’s studios too and I will keep these posts going. Please feel free to add comments and post your faves
mwah to da sistahs who LOVE boxes like I do
hiya sistahs! It’s a dreary day over her in Toronto.. blah..
but I have something so INSPIRING to show you and we are taking preorders now! Denabella designed it with WarrenaFELLA.. one of our great customers Carrol’s husband .. ok get the connection??? LOL Yikes say that 47 times fast! LOL
It’s a washi tape stand! Remember last year or a little bit longer than that we had a big shipment of Washi Tape that came in .. we sold out in seconds! Well we were looking for a way to store them.. not only to be practical but to put a smile on our faces and inspire us every day..
Warren hand makes these in solid oak.. they are just gorgeous! you can fit over 60 rolls of Washi tape on the 3 tiers
are they not GORGE? (-ous.. )
Their price will be $39.99 plus shipping. We are taking preorders now so just call Bellaland (1.866.645.2355) and we will make sure to put one aside for you
Also, keep checking our bloggypoo or shop as you may just see some new washi tape to put on that stand!
Mwah to da sistahs who feel like a little washi