the “AVENT” (pronounced EEvent)


we had DA BESTEST time at our Galabella day (well at least nicky and I did..LOL!). Meeting all the sistahs was the highlight of my day!

ok here is how the table looked the night before (nicky makes sure everything is nice n’ neat)

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notice the matching chairs and the bare wall? LOL!


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this is a “snippet” of the laughter that went on here… loved every minute of it!!

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we also had a GUEST STAMPER! (Super Jayden)

and I got lots of gifts from da sistahs but had to show off DA CUPCAKES

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can you believe how STUNNING they are? my colours! my flayVAHS! Thank you Maralyn Karen and Esther! Karen, we MIIIISSED YOU!!!!

Now, I am CONVINCED that SOME of my sistahs read my blog… cuz LOOKIE what ELSE I GOT? La Piece De Resistance!!

you readyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

I mean reaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ready???

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Yes, I gots da Bon Jovi FIGURINE.. jealous? hmmmmmm????

Mwah to da sistahs who wanna crawl into DAT BOX with da JON


I wanted to leave you all with some of Pinky’s Prose

Em announced a class
I knew I must attend
to sit, craft and learn,
to meet my Sistah friend

A road trip I did make
Five hours in the car
Dreaming of all the Bella’s
the journey was not far

Once upon the threshold
a store of green and pink
my eyes gazed upon
bella’s, fella’s, paypah and ink

Up from her desk
in true Bella style
rose Emily herself
offering a hug and a smile

Then to meet Nicky
a true artist and crafter
a darling she is, full of
life, love and laughter

This card making class
was so worth the trip
our cards we did make
are pretty, fresh and hip

So to Em and Nicky and
the Sistah’s who took part
thanks for the memories
I’ll hold close to my heart


ever wish

that you had your own fairy godmother?  there have been SOOOO many times where I have said “I WISH”…. you?  Well Bella has said the same thing.. ovah and ovah and ovah again.. so here we go.. this is the story about how I met Jan Dolby www.thepinksuitcase.com. There is a “ONE OF A KIND SHOW” every year in toronto.. actually twice a year and Ryan and I go and spend a lovely evening downtown just browsing, buying and minding our own Bidniss.. until I saw JANNNNNNNNNNN.  Jan was sitting and eating (first time all day I am sure since being on her feet all day) and I started FREAKING OUT… I am not sure if it was that obvious (winks) but I almost HUGGED this stranger.. I saw her artwork and LOVED her sense of humor..  I immediately commissioned her to make this painting for my wall at work.. just imagine taking a class with Nicky.. looking up and seeing them:

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When I saw them, I fell in love with them and with Jan (but we will add an eye to the middle one  right Jan? *winks*)… we exchanged phone numbers, I gave her a business card and hoped that we would connect… of course did I wait long?  did Jan?  It was Kismet… we met the following Tuesday and recreated STELLA… the fairy godmother.. sometimes she retains water in her feet (don’t we all)?  sometimes she acts a bit goofy (don’t we all?).. sometimes she may drink a little too much (HICCUP!) but she will be doing MANY things with us and the bellas.  She is always wielding (is that a WORD?) her magic wand… and she always has her little displaced tiara.. just in case.. YA NEVAH KNOW WHEN YOU NEED A WAND OR A TIARA ya know.  I love that she represents different ages.. grandmas, 30 somethings.. she is ageless and full of spunk.   I have her up in front of me and she just makes me smile… I see her with sparkly shoes.. I see her with a sparkly tiara.. I dunno.. I am hopelessly in love.  With all of my artists.  Who draw my favorite characters.

Big fat kisses Jan

thank you for taking a risk with me

let’s watch our relationship blossom and grow.

Mwah to my Jan


the parTAY has begun

to celebrate our first galabella class tomorrow I have decided to launch some new images so you will see them appear throughout the day!

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these are some of the new ones.. YUM


you asked and you asked and you asked and you asked and you asked

we have been working on this image for at least 10 months..LOL.. it started out one way.. then we let it go.. then she morphed.. then she evolved and HERE she FINALLY is!!  Her name is…… BIKAHBABEABELLA.. she has her doo rag on, she is poised and POSED.. she has daisy wheels.. she has a PERSONALIZED engine and her daisy SIGGY… are you in love?  do you want those curls?  do you want the doo rag?  do you want the BIKE???????????????????????????????????


I am yet again in love.

with a bike

a do rag

and a bella

whose name is


p.s. you will be meeting a new member of da bella family tomorrow.. and some more tiddlys.. and and and and and

mwah to da sistahs who want it all! and then some!


Scraponizer’s in DA HOUSE sistahs!!!

Ok, I didn’t mention this before but I am IN LOVE with this product (yes, I KNOW, I am in love with lots of things).. I spotted this little company at CHA and placed my order IMMEDIATELY.. by the end of the show, they won all sorts of innovation prizes, product of the year.. etc…  am I GOOD or what?

Soooooo I got almost everything and have posted them here.. they come in singles and then you can get whichever inserts to suit your needs.. I have the 2 section for cards.. I have the 3 section one for my colored pencils sorted in color families… YUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!  they are super light and they snap closed nothing falls out… I am hoping to have my whole room/office/life scraponized ASAP… LOL.  You can also ALTER the whole scraponizer toolkit!  Check out www.scraponizer.com for great inspiration. 

p.s. they are also a sponsor for the cruise!

p.p.s. If you have one of those plastic filing system totey thingies, they fit right in!

Hope you lovey da scraponiZAHS


Mwah to da sistahs who wanna SQUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEZE themselves into a scraponizAH and be organized


I just can’t shuddup today

I received a coupla new products today… LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE THEMMMMMMMMM

 First is the handy ribbon organizer… look at it FULL.. this one is black but of course, guess what colour I chose to sell? 🙂

Is this not THE juiciest thing you have ever seen in your life?  LOVE it and so colorful and inspiring.. I keep mine right in front of me at home.. LOVE IT.  It has over 200 holes that you can put your ribbon through and so much space to put rolls in.. and a ZIPPAH and a HANDLE.. YUM!

I also received this handy caddy.. take a guess in what colour? LOL… part of the proceeds of this pink treasure goes to Breast Cancer.. so me lovey it.  It is completely see-through, made of a strong vinyl.. you can keep all your goodies and supplies in there or even your copics!  What a great stand for them 🙂

Also received my pom pom prongy thingies which were out of stock and are back!

ok, now for some MORE eye candy. Meet matilda muffinbread

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These are my FAVE and totally represent our wacky sense of humour.. Salt and PEPPAH shakers and the sentiment to a wonderful pair.. that sentiment also goes with imeldabella..LOL

here’s Nickabella’s card LOOOOVE IT?

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next meed “attitudy” cats.. I LOOOOVE THEM.. can be used for any occasion..LOL… only meeeee

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notice the BLING in aquamarine, the fishy charm and the paper?  the paper will be in a kit shortly (tomorrow) with all matching accessories… YUMMMMMMM.. you likey da kitties with da ATTITUDE???

 LASTEST BUT NOT LEASTEST, meet cuddlycat.. I just love her.  That’s all I have to say..LOL (can you BELIEVE that that is all I have to say?)… sample to follow tomorrow!


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Just had to share.. this is HILARIOUS. Rhonda Coleman a sistah on the Bellaholics group (you should totally join if you haven’t.. the link is on my homepage). I asked Rhonda for permission and she agreed :). She posted this after my last bella release.. OMG I hope you enjoy it as much as I did..LOL

“…I guess that’s why I’m in an “aholicsanonymous” group!!!

I read the words “LatteBella” in an email and I just HAD to visit www.stampingbella.com . And then I SAW her, and she started calling to me, then, the LatteBella coffee cup on my desk started calling to HER, and THEN, she just JUMPED right into my shopping cart. And as if THAT wasn’t bad enough, I saw the card charms to go with her and before I knew it THEY had joined LatteBella in my cart.

Well, then I read about a crafty bella, so, like a silly fool, I followed that link. OMG!! How perfect is she?!?!?! Well, you KNOW how those Bellas stick together – silly girls! Next thing I know, LatteBella is serving CraftyBella a cup of White Chocolate Mocha Latte in the shopping cart!

And THEN, they started whining that they were lonely and needed some “pretties” to keep them company. LatteBella kept whining and whining that she wanted some baubles to play with. Well, you guessed it, next thing I knew, a set of Tutti Fruitti baubles was sitting on her little cafe table in MY shopping cart!! Of course, I KNEW once that happened that CraftyBella – the little copycat – was going to have to have something too, but SHE wanted RIBBON! She screamed and cried, and threatened to hold her breath until she DIED. By this time I just really had a headache and HAD to give in or lose my sanity, so a spool of Bella’s Favorite Reversible ribbon joined the rest of the stuff in my cart.

Recognizing a DANGER POINT was quickly approaching, I said, “THAT’S IT!” I had to get out of that place or totally lose control. So I VERY QUICKLY hit the “check out”button before the ribbon and the baubles and the charms and the Bellas set up such a racket that THE BELLA herself would have to come and see what was going on!!! Hopefully in a week to 10 days those silly little Bellas and their “pretties” will be showing up in my mailbox. THEN, I’ll show THEM a thing or two when I put Stazon ink all over their pretty little bodies and STAMP, STAMP. STAMP with them.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Rhonda – poorer, but alas, not much wiser!”

Mwah to da sistahs who have argumentative bellas and embellishments in their cart


soooo excited (yet again) LOL

So I have committed to the AMAZING new paper (cardstock) line coredinations.  If you haven’t seen this line yet.. PLEASE DO SO.. DO NOT PASS GO DO NOT COLLECT $200 (yes, I am a loser).. I have committed to the WHOLE pallette (don’t tell Ryan, we have NO SPACE to put it) but of COURSE I will find room.  This paper is FAB-O as the “core” of the paper is a lighter shade of the surface color.. not white! so if you sand or distress, the COLOR is what shows and not a white core.. LOVE IT!  there is also a “black magic” line where if you sand the black of this paper, a color shows underneath.. MAGNIFIQUE! and a “Vintage” collection which is already distressed looking!  PHENOM!  could you ask for MORE in a paper?  black magicked (lol) vintaged, and VIBRANT?  sooo excited.  My order will be picked up by MOI (minivanabella) on Wednesday and I will be posting as soon as I receive!  IF anyone has ANY requests or orders, please email me by wednesday and I will try my best to add to the order and get it for you!

I will also be adding more bag’ o’ inspirations.. I have a new one with baubles, ribbon, patterned paper and cardstock that all match soooo beautifully for layouts or cards.. I kept them in their 12*12 original size so that it gives more freedom to da sistahs.. meet OrangeTulip

let me know what you thinky!

mwah to da sistahs who need to be “cored”


Ok.. since you asked so nicely….

I have now released 3.. yes COUNT em 3 new bellas… lattebella, YOGABELLA (finally perfected after 1.5 years in the works) and Craftybella.  Craftybella was made with an empty mason jar so that we can FILL IT… see this little sample Nicky whipped up.  This stamp is NOT for sewers only.. there is glittah and glue and paintbrushes there.. I wanted it to apply to a general crafter :).. notice the BONBONS in the jar :).. makes me HAPPY

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Next.. is there a CHICHI in da HOUSE?  well  meet Patricia Birthdaycake… I am SO in love with these fairies (lots more coming).. to me they are a classic, whimsical illustration.. I am so close to this line and the artist Gretchen, cuz my late aunt was an illustrator and this was EXACTLY her style.. I actually have a painting of hers (I have to find it).. and she did a fairy that was MY little face and they look like these! Once I find it I will show you sistahs n’k?  ANYWAY, this fairy is so elegant and poised.. see THIS card that Nicky whipped up.. simple and elegant.. LOVE LOVE LOVE her (and LOVE the bonbons under her..LOL)

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Next is a release by my wonderful Tiddly Christy.. I LOOOVE her and her work.. Her artwork puts a smile to my face, SHE makes me giggle as well….  meet KISSIEFACE

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We are not working tomorrow as it is a long Easter weekend…

Mwah to da SISTAHS who LOVEY my stamps and artists as much as I do… Mwah to da sistahs who will celebrate Easter.. Mwah to my spoiled sistahs

Love you