hi ho, hi ho

it’s off to buffalo stamps I go.  The most wonderful and talented Sharon Klima (owner of buffalo stamps) has offered to feature me on her make and take/demo day tomorrow (Sunday)!!  Nicky and I are all packed an ready to go.  We have the most luscious cards to make with the fine ladies that have signed up!  We are psyched!  Now, the class starts at 1:30 PM.. it takes approximately 1.5 hours to get there so you would assume we would be leaving at 11’ish right?  NOPE! We are leaving at 8:00AM.. YUP 8:00.. you know why?  come on.. ask me.. ASK ME ASK ME!!! We are going SHOPPING.. going to all the craft stores to get some goodies before we go to Sharon’s.. ask me if there is something I am missing.. COME ON… ASK ME.  the answer is absopositively NOT.. but you know that if there is something that is in a container and has lots of color.. I am in!! oh, and if it is a die of any sort.. I am IN or if it is a BOX of any sort.. I AM IN.. or if it is something sparkly.. I’m in.. shall I go on?  Needless to say, I will HAVE to come home with SOMETHING and I will be sure to share with all of you.. I promise.  Oh and I am also sure there will be some sort of story to go with this whole adventure.. IE.. car seizure at the border… NOT. or tripping and falling or glitter all over my body OR OR OR.. you get the pic.

SOOOO.. will write more tomorrow.. PROMISE (maybe)


 hope you are all well and can’t wait to announce the winners on Tuesday..

OH.. and HAVE YOU BOUGHT THE DVD YET?  What the (*%(*($% are you waiting for? 

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have you ever met a stagettabella without a stagette?

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Well meet daintybella!  Is she just the cutest?  she can be a bridesmaid or a bat mitzvah girl (I think.. what do you think?), she can be a casual bride.. I just think she is SOO pretty.. (when I say ‘pretty’ to my dear 19 month old daughter, Jayden,  she proceeds to twirl incessantly, showing her stuff and immediately passes out from dizzyness–MEAN MOMMY)–but she is so cute doing it that I can’t stop her?!?!?!?!?


P.S regarding the post below INKITUP.. please write a comment to nicky that you saw it here so you can get your well deserved prezzy… (sp?)  you guys must think I am OBSSESSED with spelling..

P.S. I am

MWAH! (LOVE LOVE LOVE this term).. my friend Shmiz (AKA LIZ- donthcha remember? you met her a few posts ago!) signs off this way.. if you say it, it sounds like a kiss! may just have to make a stamp like this (all other rubber stamp companies reading this may steal this idea–LOL)-.. thoughts?  I THINK IT IS PHENOM so it really doesn’t matter.. na na na na na na na na  (said in a nasal teasing voice).


love ya all



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 this is an announcement to all my fellabellas… now that I have digested my meal and am packing orders busily.. I must tell you a little bit about my favorite techniques video.  As you have seen in my blog, I have my fave website which is www.inkitupvideo.com.  This is Nicky and Dianne’s amazzzinnnnnnggggggggg DVD.  Let me tell you a little bit about this ‘bible’ of mine…

As you all know, Nicky is a huge part of Stamping Bella’s existence.. and if you love the BELLA, you will love THE NICKY.  So here goes.. I won’t give it all up to you.. you will have to take the BELLA word for it! 

INKITUP is a PHENOM dvd with cardmaking, scrapbooking, and stampandscrap techniques ( you thought I didn’t have any techniques on my blog.. well, it’s because I was saving this hidden treasure for you!).  Every project that is done in the scrap portion is also done in the stamping portion.. OMG.. where do I begin?  Here is a little recap of what you will learn.. vellum techniques (Nicky is VELLUM QUEEN- and it is really hard to find any info on vellum), random stamping, stippling, masking, acetate.. you name it, THEY GOT IT.  This DVD caters  to all levels of stamping.. it adds dimension and inspiration to the ‘professional’ stamper, and gets the beginner stamper all excited and inspired.. it truly is amazing.

Here’s the clincher.. the BLOOPERS.. who in their right mind would shoot a DVD with 104 degree fever, a nose like rudolph, unfocused pneumonia-infested eyes… only my NICKABELLA would!!  So, while dianne and nicky were talking about something, the videographer was busy shooting.. so the last portion of this DVD (which is worth it’s money in gold), is the bloopers.. OMG OMG OMG.. they are SO hilarious.. you will laugh your heads off and you can sneak a peek on their website (there is a little 2 minute clip).  Trust me.. you will love it.

for the first 20  people to order, you will get a little gifty from the NICKMEISTER.




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HOW much can I bet you that you are thinking I am posting a new bella with a full tummy and you are all SOOOO excited.  Sorry to let you down.. this bella typing like crazy at MIDNIGHT is the one with the full tummy.. I will tell you why a little further down. 

So I see that my audience has grown?  is it because of my beautiful card gallery, or is it because of the techniques I am sharing with all of you OR… (drum roll please)  is it because I am the biggest bella goofball on this planet and you can’t wait to hear what I am up to next?  Me thinks it is the option C. 

I am having SOOOO much fun with this competition, you have no idea…and I am absolutely DYING to tell you your progress but I will not. My lips are sealed. *NANANANANANANANAN* (fingers in ears a-la -4.5 -year- old -son -sleeping -like a- little -angel- in- the- other- room -does).. did you say something? LOL

Please keep em coming cuz there will be 2 winners now.. COUNT’em 2!

So I have a full tummy cuz my ex boss.. steve.. whom I ADORE and LOVE and CHERISH and LOVE and ADORE took my hub and I out for supper. OMG.. Steve and I LOVE our food so we know, when we get together on a business dinner it’s” no holds barred “(OMG I SAY THIS ALL THE TIME AND WHEN I WRITE IT I THINK I AM A LUNATIC-THIS SO DOES NOT MAKE SENSE).  I may as well call my HUB by name.. you all probably know him by now-RYAN-.. n’k? I hate people who always say “my husband my husband my husband”..he has a name YA KNOW.  So Ryan and Steve had 3.5 pound lobsters.. can you believe?  I would like to tell you that they were bigger than my ‘b-hind’  that’s how big they were.. but they really weren’t (note to self-diet starts tomorrow AGAIN). They were ENORMOUS.. and salad and steak and shrimp cocktail.. I am such a stuffed-a-bella but tres happy.

wise words of the evening.. they can be grout sticks in a pretty case, they can be tools of any shape or form, ‘bellies’, or FOOD..these things make me so happy so I thought I would share my menu with all of you tonight..

love to all

fella- sista -chief -fatta -addictabella- going- on- a- dieta- tomorra—‘NOT-TA’

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I am so MEAN

my dearest Bella-issimas, 

So I make this card.. YA I REALLY DO MAKE CARDS, OK?  and I really LOVE it.  now I mean LOVE it.  It is really simple and clean.. nothing fancy, but it turns my crank.. this is the CLINCHER.  You ready?  I go downstairs to my photo studio (dining -room- with -2 -8.5*11 -pieces -of- paper -as- a- backdrop -against -a -vase- on -my -buffet- say that 10 times fast).. I take my camera and of course.. THE BATTERIES are DEAD.  I am so miffed (I could so say something worse but I won’t)!  So what I CAN do is show you the stamp I used.. it is called “MANLY PHONE” (that just made me laugh–where do I come up with this stuff?).. girly phone is on it’s way.. So hope you enjoy the stamp.. my card will be up as soon as I can revive the dead camera (you think CPR would work? *giggles*)

Have a BELLA-rific day (ok, now I am getting nauseating)

Emmabella- (not so nauseating)

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I feel like having a contest-abella (I CAN”T STOP)

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to my dearest addicta-fan-abellas

I know that I have promised to update the blog throughout the weekend but I didn’t have a chance.. YES I have lots to upload (not all bellas-yes other stamps in Stamping Bella *DO* exist *giggles*).. Tomorrow is my day to do LOTS of things and accomplish lots of things as well.. I will keep you all posted through the blog.. so now.. instead of blablabla’ing because those of you who know me by now can see that I can go off on a million tangents…LOL

 Here’s the contest.. ends Next Tuesday Jan 23nd.  I want YOU, my fellow addictabellas to figure out.. or *TRY* to figure out what the letters (‘credentials’) after my name on my business card stand for… fun no?  Most people tell you to choose the nicest card.. some blogs ask for the best technique.. we, at stamping bella, ask more important questions- like what letters stand for at the end of my name! (*LOL*)  I am not sure you will figure it out BUT the one that either gets it or has the most creative answer wins… the prize (I went to get it today– I LOVE it).. has a baby theme.. so it will include that and a stamp in that theme (of your choice) and maybe some other goodies.. again, my HUBBORAMA will judge it.  SO start getting creative and start guessing!  LOL

we could TOTALLY have fun with this one

emma-addictabella extraordinaire!

 have lots of fun



having a contest today.. it is now 11:12 pm and I had a loooong day at the ‘office’!  I have

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oh boy am I cha-tty today

people who will log into their computers at work on Monday will have a lot of catching up to do!  That’s for you Ingrid.. I *know* you are out there!

 I have been up since 5:00AM as my dear dear dear children just felt like waking up…arghhh so my hub slept in and then he took them out to give me a little bit of alone time.. is he not THE BEST? (she -says -cuz- she- knows -her -mother -in law -reads -this every- day)–no really.. he is DA BEST.

 Anyway, as I mentioned I will be posting throughout the weekend.. I just posted the BEST sentiment ever (well not really cuz more are still coming).. I was inspired by a credit card.. I think it is american express but not sure.. since I have so *many*.. if any of you can confirm, please do!  Anyway, I have this discussion with my stamping friends all the time.. How much do you thing each handmade card has cost you?  I am thinking around the $1000 mark. *giggles*.. AND if they keep on coming out with new &*(&% tools and dies and dies with tools and bags to go with the tools and boxes and ‘bellies’ and and and and and , then the price is SURE to go up…. next question.. do you give all your cards away to people?  my answer is absolutely not, they are very very comfy in their shoebox.  hmph.  Would love to hear responses on this one.. (shoulda saved this for next week but couldn’t wait).. so take a look at “stamps, supplies” and let me know what you think…

are you guys worried that I will give a lengthy intro on each and every one of my stamps?  like you care what the origin and history of the stamps is.. oh well, TOO BAD.. you gonna get it anyway *BIG HUGE GIGANTIC SMILE OVER HERE*


love ya


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