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

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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!

janelle

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….

 

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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

 

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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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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

fay

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

 

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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

chitra

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

 

 

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It’s another SNEAK PEEK day (2 images) PLUS BELLARIFIC FRIDAY! YEEEHAAA ! Oh.. ahem.. and a chance to WIN!

CONTEST IS CLOSED

winnah of BOTH CLOSEUPS “I DO” and “IN LOVE” go to….

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

15- JANELLE you win!  please email me and in the subject line, please include "I WON I DO and IN LOVE" and please include your snail mail address
so that we can send you your stampies!

Timestamp: 2015-06-01 02:50:23 UTC

 

Sistahs!

What am I gonna do on Monday, when the release is here and I don’t talk to you anymore? LOL.. Oh one of my goals is to blog more frequently.. even if it is a little sample.. a little link.. SOMETHING.  I love knowing you are there :)

So I told my Jayden to read the post and the comments yesterday.. she LOVED the post but of course I got.. “whaddya mean, you don’t love us all the time..LOL”.. I had to advise her it was just a JOKE.. silly girl.. and then she said “WHADDYA MEAN I’M A NUTBAR??”… So I banned her from the blog.  LOL.  She’s done.  I said don’t you appreciate mommy spotlighting you and creating stamps after you?  She says yes but I’m a nutbar.  So that’s where THAT went.  Then I had the  boy child saying, I don’t understand why you always feature JAY… do you love her more?  So this is it sistahs.. an ALL ADULT sistahood.  They are NOT invited to my party NO MO’.

Today is a GREAT day!  We have 2 AMAZING, whimsical, ELEGANT stamps to present.  Yes they are ALSO my favorites but I’m “playing it down” so I don’t annoy anybody LOL.

Today we feature 2 new CLOSEUPS.  What I love about the closeups is that they have a little “frou frou” but they also capture the simple feeling.. the moment.. a bit of a “snapshot” of a time or celebration.  The details are as amazing as ever  and they are SO MUCH FUN to COLOUR!

I hope you love them as much as I do and I hope they are part of your “favourites” list :)

as you know.. all images are coloured in  by our amazing Elaineabella (@markergeek on instagram)

Introducing….. drum roll please….

“I DO”.. see? just them holding hands tightly sets the tone of what’s to come.  I love her bow.. and how her hand is cupped.  And of course.. the sentiment :)

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here are some sample cards using I DO by our amazing DT!

Here is Shelabella’s card using “I DO”.. i see her dress as vintage satin.. dreamy and delicious..

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Here is Sandiebella’s card  a more modern look.. looks like organza and a crisp beautiful white

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And our second closeup sneak peek is called “IN LOVE”.. And the quote?  sighhhhh. and her little bun? and the way his hand is wrapped around hers again?  I love that.

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Here’s Danabella’s sample using them :)

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Just GORGEOUS!!

Ok that was a mouthful!!!

Let’s move on to BELLARIFIC FRIDAY shall we!

This week’s theme was “ANYTHING GOES!”.. easy peasy.  Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

Alice WERTZABELLA used nice to SEE you Petunia

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Angelabella used Uptown girl OPAL the OPTIMIST (she’s a glass half full type of gal)

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kerribella used Petunia and Penny take a BREAK

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and the inside of the card uses our BIG WORDS HOW DO YOU SPELL LOVE

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Lesliebella used I HEART YOU (I feel like her today LOL)

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and the inside.. simple and adorable :)

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Tell me Stephabella’s card is not INSANELY amazing?  She used 4 stamps!  She used – top left is UPTOWN GIRL MADISON, top right: Uptown girl VIENNA, bottom left Maybelline LOVES MAIL and bottom right is AVA.  Love this card!  I think she needs to mail it to me.  Like right now. LOL.  I always say, using portions of your stamp keeps the stamp fresh and fun to use!  Look at your stamps in a different way.. are there elements you can punch out and use?  That’s a good challenge actually!

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Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL SABRINA loves the SPA

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TracyMACabella used Maisy and Madeline share some tea

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Are these amazingly DEELISH or WHAT?

Now for our amazing sistahood!

barbara ray

Barbara used BEDELIA

chitra

Chitra used CUPCAKE THIEF

marilynS

Marilyn used Seniorita ERMA

 

Such GORGEOUS CREATIONS!!!

Next week’s theme is ANYTHING GOES again!  WOOHOO!  So use any CURRENT bella stamp and you’re good to go :)

Wanna chance to win one of our new CLOSEUPS?  Leave a comment below!

Mwah to da sistahs who love JUICY blogposts :)
Em

 

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Sneaky PEEKY number 3, 4, 5 and 6 and BELLARIFIC FRIDAY! AND A CHANCE TO WIN!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

and the winnah of FOREVER MY ALWAYS,  GIRL TIME, SPOILED and PAMPERED goes to….

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

164-	ERIN you win!  please email me in the subject line please put I WON FOREVER MY ALWAYS, GIRL TIME, SPOILED and PAMPERED along with your snail mail address please

Timestamp: 2015-06-01 03:12:43 UTC

 

 

what could be bettah?!

OMG what a busy morning sistahs…. I am SO sorry I have kept you all waiting.. been running around.. had a sick boy child here the last 2 days.. hasn’t been fun.. but the RESPONSES ON THE TINY TOWNIES have been!  OMG I think I am more excited than you are for these images.  I LOVE seeing your reactions and reading them!

Today’s sneak peek is NOT  a Tiny Townie…  we have 6 more tiny townies to show so don’t worry!

I wanted to share this image by Christine Grove.  The sentiment actually came first.  A long time ago, my BFF texted me this sentiment and we both went crazy at how much we loved it.  And I have been searching for the perfect image to go with it and I have found it :)

Meet “FOREVER MY ALWAYS”.  Like I said.. I LOVE this sentiment for an anniversary card. I Love this playful couple.. love how they are looking at each other.. love the dance… Love how they are “in sync”…. I hope Ryan and I are that couple in 20+ years :)

Hope you love them as much as I do.  Seriously.. whats that dance when you are in that possition and are waving your hands?  is it the Swing?  OMG just looking at them I fell in love again LOL

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Here’s a card by AliceWERTZabella using Forever my Always.. isn’t it GORGEOUS?!?!?

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I also wanted to show 3 new Mo Images I could. not. resist.

 

Girl Time.

ok.. SERIOUSLY now… Can you DIE looking at the expression of the little one in the front EATING the cucumber?!?!?!  Well I almost did LOL.  THAT FACE!!!.. I thought this was such a sweet image for girls day out.. mother’s day.. birthday… Love them.

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SPOILED

Another face I couldn’t resist .. with the “spectator” shoes.. the hands clasped.. the teeny mouth.. the bows… She actually reminds me of that girl from little house on the prairie.. NELLIE was it? LOL.. Ok did ANYONE ELSE ever watch little house?  Ya.. this girl may not be so nice.. LOL.. but she’s SLICK.  and gets what she wants with her sugary smile and adorable face.

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Here’s TracyMACabella’s card using SPOILED

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PAMPERED

It’s that little cucumber face again.  HAD. TO. HAVE. HER.  I don’t think I have words for the dimples on the elbows.. the spread out toesies with that pedicure toe separator.. LOL.. I . Can.t TAKE IT.

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Here’s TRACY MACABELLA’s card using PAMPERED!

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Do you sense a theme here?  Am I crying out for a spa day?!?!?!  I think I am.  Hmph.

 

WANNA WIN THESE BABIES?  Place a comment in the comment section and we will reveal the winners on June 1st!!

Ok. PHEW.  Now BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!!

This week’s theme was a SKETCHYPOO

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Let’s see what our AMAZING/TALENTED/ PHENOMALISH Baberoonis came up with shall we?

alicewertzabella

AliceWERTZabella used PETUNIA has a PARTY

kerribella

Kerribella used WIZ

sandiebella

Sandiebella used ALWAYS BE YOURSELF

 

shelabella

Shelabella used NICE TO SEE you Petunia

stephabella

Stephabella used GAME ON

tracybella

Tracybella used ESPECIALLY FOR YOU PETUNIA

 

tracyMACabella

TracyMACabella used SMARTY CAT

 

Seriously.  Drool worthy.  AMAZINGNESS.

Now for my phenomalish sistahood which seems to be growing every week.. HERE’S TO US!  WOOHOOOO!

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Chitra used PATIENCE

 

WOOOOOOOWWWWWWW.. I love all of these cards!  If you aren’t inspired now..ummm… let’s not go there. LOL

Next week’s theme is

ANYTHING GOES!  use a CURRENT stampingbella image on a car and **POOF*** you’re ready to enter.  JUST LIKE DAT.  For information on how to enter, click HERE

 

Don’t forget to post a comment here so I have something to read and show off to my kids.. ok? LOL.

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE da sneaky PEEKIES!

Em

 

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It’s bellarific friday!!

I feel like it’s been FOREVER since we’ve “spoken” sistahs..  I guess it’s been a long week LOL.

Let’s discuss some winnahs from MARCH and APRIL.. yikes I am behind.

Winnahs for $25 gift vouchers for contributing to Bellarific Friday go to….

Tina: March 20th post

Damaris: April 4th post

Congrats!  Please email me and I will send you your vouchahs!

Ok now for this week’s challenge!

ONE LAYER WONDER.  It’s not easy to do this and the entries were AMAZING!

Let’s see what our baberoonis came up with!

alicewertzabella

AliceWERTZabella used ESPECIALLY for YOU PETUNIA

angelabella

Angelabella used NICE TO SEE YOU Petunia

kerri

Kerribella used MILK AND COOKIES

 

 

tracymacabella

TracyMACabella used Lulu’s MORNING FIX

All so different and ALL SOO STUNNING! no?  am I wrong?  LOL

Ok now for our sistahood!

margo

Margo used FLOWER GARDEN

marilyn

Marilyn used I CARRY YOUR HEART

These cards are all so PHENOMALISH!  LOVE THEM!  and LOVE da SISTAHOOD for contributing!  it makes my week.  For REALS.

Now for next week’s theme?

A SKETCHYPOO!

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for rules on how to enter our Bellarific Friday challenge, you can read HERE

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on Instagram (@stampingbella)

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Mwah to my favorite SISTAHS EVAH!

Em

 

 

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it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

WOOHOO! The sun is shining.. it’s warm outside… just yum.

If you don’t follow me on facebook you may have missed my post about Sandy Allnock’s copic HEX CHART.  Omg It’s EXACTLY what I needed for my copics!

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Sorry it’s such a blurry picture.  But basically, instead of listing the colors by name or number.. it organizes the colors by color so that you can see and make many many more color combinations!  this little tool is SOOO necessary LOL.  Even today while coloring, I discovered brand new copic color combos I would have never ever noticed before!   What a great, inexpensive tool.

Ok now for this week’s bellarific Friday!

A sketchyPOO!

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lets see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

alicewertzabella

AliceWERTZabella used Uptown girl ABIGAIL the ARTIST

Angelabella

Angelabella used QUEEN HOPPY POPPY

kerribella

Kerribella used LULU LOVES POPPIES (our stamp of the month!)

Lesliebella

Lesliebella used MAKE A WISH Hoppy Poppy

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and here’s the inside. if you look closely you will see make a wish hoppy poppy in a watermark ink. I love how this finishes and ties the card all together!

SANDIEBELLA

Sandiebella used LULU LOVES POPPIES

shelabella

Shelabella used RAMONA goes FISHING

stephabella

Stephabella used our woodsies GILBERT and MAISY under the toadstool

tracybella

Tracybella used I HEART YOU

tracymacabella

TracyMACabella used FLOWER FOR A TRUE FRIEND

 

tell me this isn’t the best team in the WWW  (lol whole wide world… i just made that up.. I think I like that. LOL)

and now for the best SISTAHOOD contributions in the WWW .. LOL.  Ican’t ever just stop at saying something once after I like it.. I have to beat it to death.  HMPH.

angelaBrown

Angela B. used SNOOKUMS

janelle

Janelle used uptown girl Sabrina LOVES the spa

tinaS

Tina used Uptown girl Sofia the Sicky

 

Fantastic cards!  Love them all!

Now for next week’s theme?

ONE LAYER WONDER.  Make a card with a single layer using a CURRENT stamping bella stamp and you’re ready to boogie!

Mwah to da sistahs who are gonna get CRAF-T.  (im SO clever today no?)

Em

 

 

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it’s bellarific friday and I have found DESIGN TEAM PEACE sistahs :)

Hiya sistahs!! Hope you had a great week!  I was in the midst of a post about something CRAZY that happened to me this week but now will have to save it til next week.. It’s SUCH an Emily story… like the OLD DAYS Emily story.. so hopefully I can write it and post it by Monday :)  I promise you will enjoy it.. laugh at me.. and with me.. I giggle and blush every time I think about it.  Ok enough about me.

Let’s discuss DESIGN TEAM PEACE… When Stamping Bella was in her infant stages, I never wanted a design team.. I just wanted the stamps to sell themselves by the sheer artwork.. design etc.  Which they did and still do. I then did a little investigating to see how other stamp companies did it and realized what an ASSET having amazing talented sistahs work with you in showcasing these little mini pieces of art and sharing them with the world.  I never cared how “popular” design team members were.. I never cared if they were all over the magazines.. I really never cared “who” they were or “who they thought ” they were.. does this make sense?  The only thing I really cared about was how passionate they were about my images.. about my company.. how loyal they would be to ME as the owner…  I figured if they had all of DAT.. then I had it made.

I have made SO many new friends throughout my journey.. people I could not live without today..  Danabella (who has been on my team since it started.. now THAT’s LOYAL).. Elaineabella who has stuck with me throughout by colouring my images.. giving me daily advice (Sorry Elaineabella).. Lesliebella who has been a loyal customer in my shop and who you would hear SQUEAL outside when she was coming in with sheer happiness (and it was INFECTIOUS! LOL).. I could go on and on.. Sandiebella (who curses just like I do LOL)  who dabbles in different medias and takes risks and makes beautiful cards.. AmyRabella who I have also known from the beginning of Stamping Bella.. Angelabella who has always been a devoted fan then DT member.. so loyal and so talented.. Kerribella who also used to be a retail store customer.. always loyal and so talented.. the amazing Stephabella who is probably blind by all the fussy cutting she does LOL.. and is SOOO talented and so supportive..Alice wertzabella (a newbie) who I recognize as being uber talented and so down to earth and kind..  Tracybella who sends me cards 789 months in advance cuz she’s THAT good.  Her coloring and card design is amazing… and of course TRACYMACABELLA only because she lets me call her that.. LOL.. No of course not.  Her work is MAGICAL.. and when she made a card using nice to see you Petunia and found “just the right” paper and embellishment in her stash to use on a card for ME.. I knew we were soulmates.   I’ve come far from not wanting a design team no?

Enter SHELABELLA.  Michele Boyer who I have been wooing for the last 643 years.. a loyal.. talented.. funny.. amazing card maker and stamper.   She had me at Hello (just  like every single one of my DT artists).. And she finally said YES!!!!  and she is now the latest addition to our amazing design team.  So yes sistahs.. I have found DESIGN TEAM PEACE.  I a happy bella.

I am thankful EVERY SINGLE DAY for these women in my life.. the problem is I probably don’t say it often enough.  And for that I apologize and I hope you all read my blog (if not you’re FIRED LOL).. and see how much I really do love all of you.

#yesicanbesappy

#imeaneveryword

#letsgetonwiththeshow

Ok so now let’s discuss this week’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY CHALLENGE!

Because it’s MAY 1st today AND Bellarific Friday.. it’s a double bonus!!  We introduce our new STAMP OF THE MONTH today AND you get to see the samples my baberoonis made with it!

Our Stamp of the month is LULU LOVES POPPIES

and this week’s theme was an INSPIRATION PHOTO!

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Let’s see how our Baberoonis can tantalize you this week… BWAHAHAHA

let’s start with our New baberooni Shelabella

shleabella
alicewertzabella

Here is AliceWERTZAbella’s card

angelabella

Angelabella’s card

dana

Danabella’s card

kerribella

Kerribella’s card

lesliebella

Lesliebella’s card

stephabella

Stephabella’s card

tracymacabella

TracyMACabella’s card

If this doesn’t tell you that you need this stamp in your collection, I dunno what will LOL.  I always say it but to this day, she is one of my most “FAVORITEST” stamps (yes that is a word)

And now for our amazing Sistahood!

angelaB

Angela B used SORRY SHANNA

Fantastic cards sistahs!

Thank you for putting up with my sappiness and grateful post today :)

Next week’s theme?  A SKETCHYPOO!

SB sketch-9-may-8 copy

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Mwah to my sistahs!

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

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