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yes it’s my fault

I mentioned my new embellishments and I had NO TIME TO post them soooo…I have extended the free shipping for one more day! (for all orders over $45).  your NEW code is 013847 so enjoy sistahs! tomorrow the NEW BEAUUUUUUUTIFUL embellies will be up n’k?

For all the local sistahs, we are having a “re-GRAND opening” after building our new extension called the “SCRAMPING” area.  This is taking place on Thursday Sept. 11th at the BOOOTIQUE from 4-8pm! We will be having light refreshments served and the CUTEST make n takes EVAH! Dianne and Nicky have been hard at work and we are sooo excited! so please come and visit! there will be sales and gabbing and lots of fun! So.. Local sistahood, come on by will ya? won’t ya?  

Mwah to da sistahs who will visit

Em

free shipping CONTINUES til tomorrow midnight (code fea404) and a GOOD CAUSE AND A SURPRISE!

Hiya sistahs!  Hope you are having a wonderful monday morning!  I know I am 🙂  Beautiful day, back at Bellaland, kids are enjoying school, FREE SHIPPING… what could be BETTAH?

My darling CHICHIBOULIE with her heart of gold and amazing talent has decided to donate to a great cause.  She is hosting an auction on her blog to raise money for a family who went through something terribly unfortunate.  You can get all information on her blog!  Start bidding sistahs!  Let’s see how we can make a change!

ANNNNDDDD.. Gretchen and i have been working on this idea for a lonnnng time..  aside from her beautiful fairies (who are still coming!!) we have decided to create a “sistahood” for Bella!  We decided to create a friend for Bella…Actually MANY friends for Bella.  I have decided to launch her first friend BEATRICE BELLBOTTOMS… I am IN LOVE WITH HER and I have noticed a HUGE “peace” theme throughout fashion and jewellery.. charms, clothes, symbols.. and of course PEACE is a wonderful thing no?

leave a comment and let me know what you think of her and I will send one out to you as a prize!

Mwah to da sistahs who cry PEACE

Em

free shipping Sept 3- sept 9 fea404 (case sensitive)

for orders over $45

Sistahs, I just went school supply shopping and FUH-REAKED out.. I just went to buy my kidlets some clothes for school and I FUH-REAKED out at how much the bills were..LOL!  so we decided to offer a little bit of ease on da wallet with some free shipping.  Ryan and I just celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary, and we just opened up our “scramping” room so that is another reason we decided to celebrate with a free shipping extravaganza.

Is this a nice surprise???

you likey dat ideaR?

mwah to da sistahs who deserve something NICE.

Em

introducingggggggg….

our first guest designer… guess who it is?  come on.. guess?  K. GIVE UP?????? It’s my sistah SHANNAN TEUBNER.. people may know her as “steuby” which is what I call her… I LOVEY HER AND HER WORK!!!  Her constant support and her talent are unsurpassed.  I have never really wanted a ‘design team’ per se but I do think it is important to acknowledge some of the important sistahs in da HOOD.. of course there are SOOOOO MANY (all of you actually) but I had to start somewhere and Shannan was da perfect choice 🙂

I know many people who organize bloghops, but I think Shannan has a blog- hop-skip- and a jump to be different.. Nicky has worked very closely with Shannan so I really don’t know what they have up their sleeves!!

Happy scouting sistahs!

p.s. I wanted to thank everyone who emailed me regarding my health… everythin is AOK right now and have recovered beautifully!  Thanks sistahs for your constant care and support

mwah to da sistahs who need a skip-and-a-jump

Em

FLOWER SOOOOOFFFFTTTTTTT

Sistahs,

Am I the worst “bloggiste” (sounds more romantic) evah?  I am so sorry I have been MIA but I have been quite ill.. my diverticulitis has flared up and I think it is the first time in 2 years, that I had to stay in bed for 3 years.. well at least a little bit in between work and all.. I am on double antibiotics and pain killers.. it ain’t pretty being around DA BELLA and I apologize 🙁

For that I will introduce yet another one of my favorite goodies that we just received.  The “shtuff” is called “Flower Soft”.. and I just love it.  It feels like flock but has a little bit more texture.. and comes in FABO colours.. I met these wonderful British ladies at CHA and just fell in love with the products.. oh and the accents of  course!!  This is the description from their website:

“Flower Soft is an amazing pot of coloured sprinkles, that allows you to create text, designs and miniature floral embellishments. Flower Soft is acid free and is loved by card makers and scrap-bookers alike. Of course Flower Soft also makes fabulous, realistic plants for dolls houses”

Their business started with dolls and the dollhouse industry and has “exploded” from there. Here are some samples nicky “whipped up” to show you.. a tutorial will follow 🙂

the pot was punched from an amazing new vase punch we will be receiving shortly but punchbunch and see the "mossy pink shtuff" at the top of the pot? that's FLOWER SOFT!!

the pot was punched from an amazing new vase punch we will be receiving shortly but punchbunch and see the "mossy pink shtuff" at the top of the pot? that's FLOWER SOFT!!this is another shaped pot by punch punch we will be receiving.. LOVE IT. and the stems and glue and flower soft are in the pot.. do you LOVEY IT?? cuz I DO!

look at the little pot and the stems with flowersoft.. is that YUMMALISH OR WHAT??

look at the little pot and the stems with flowersoft.. is that YUMMALISH OR WHAT??

I promise that this tutorial will be up on this post either later today or tomorrow.. PLOMISE!!

I also wanted to let you know that we have created some themed dot sets!  they are featured in our what’s new section and a great value and BEEYOOTIFUL (love that spelling)

so Enjoy sistahs and you should also see new coloured bonbons up and flowersoft and and and and…

Hmph.

I am in love with a flower.  And it is Soft.

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE da goodieZ

 

oh, and just to show you how many “CULLAHS” there are

lots and lots and lots of colors available (19 to be exact) and you can mix your own!!

lots and lots and lots of colors available (19 to be exact) and you can mix your own!!

Em

Kajinker Kajoinker, Tomato Tomaaahhhto

Kajinker, accessories and samples
Kajinker, accessories and samples

Ok, so we discovered this tool at CHA.. I have seen it hanging around but never really paid attention to it.. LOL.  Until I passed it by at CHA and it SCRRRRRReamed out my name… come try meeee come try meeeee.. so I did.  And I loved it.  Let me start by saying that there IS a learning curve with this little treasure and it can be a little frustrating (LOL) but the results are soooo worth it!!

meet KAJINKER and HIS friends (it’s a HE cuz he is a little temperamental..LOL)

I have tried hangtaggers in the past and the one great thing that differentiates the KA-JINKER from the others is that the tags are short.. so when you “shoot” the tag into the paper or fabric, it doesn’t dangle.. it fits securely!  This machine is PHENOM to attach my teeny daisies and my other daisies and they have their own CUUUUUUTE embellishments too!!!  Read the captions for my teeny tutorial.  More info is available on their website too!

close up with loaded "hangers"

close up with loaded "hangers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thread embellishment through the needle and poke through paper or fabric

thread embellishment through the needle and poke through paper or fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Once you thread your embellishment through the needle, you carefully press the trigger half way to “release” the tag and you follow up or continue with the same pressure for the second half of the click until the tag has gone through the other side of the paper and secured embellishment in place (this can be the tricky part and may waste a few tags til you get it right )

 

 

 

 

this shows how "tight" the catch it.. no extra tag hanging

this shows how "tight" the catch it.. no extra tag hanging

not that clear but I made 3 different colored rows of kajinkers to make a border on a scrapbook layout

not that clear but I made 3 different colored rows of kajinkers to make a border on a scrapbook layout

I used the kajinker here with my daisies to embellish FONTS.. and P.S. this is QUICKUTZ new AQUARIUS font.. it is one of my FAVES!! will be posted soon !

I used the kajinker here with my daisies to embellish FONTS.. and P.S. this is QUICKUTZ new AQUARIUS font.. it is one of my FAVES!! will be posted soon !

Ok.. that’s enough BLABLA for now.. LOL
Mwah to da sistahs who need a Kajink or two 🙂
Em

classes and classes and goodies OH MY!

Hiya sistahs!  Sorry I have been MIA… it has been crazy with our travels to Novi Michigan (remind me to tell you about our makeup adventure).. we met some sistahs which was AMAZING, saw some goodies and did a lot of shopping 🙂 (shhhhh don’t tell Ryan).

First of all I am in the midst of updating my calendar here  .  Since we have opened our new scramping room (scrapbook/stamping) we have decided that we have to change things on the retail side.  You will be HAPPY to know that as of Sept 1st, we will be OPEN every saturday!!  Can you believe it?  Just check the calendar.. everything should be there.  I am also PROUD to announce Dianne Glass joining our team of instructors.  Dianne has been published many times, has produced a DVD with our very own Nicky and has a unique and beautiful style… anyone who knows Dianne will be thrilled to know she has joined our team 🙂 

Please check the calendar and call us ASAP to book your spot!  Nicky has introduced 2 new classes in September.. All that Sparkles and Washed in Color.. book your spot (I am really not trying to be bossy)

Lots of goodies have been coming to the boooootique.. I will be posting more cuttlebug folders, more new bonbons and other yumalliciousnesses (LOL)

miss you lots my sistahs

mwah to da sistahs who need some new makeup

Em

we’re going to NOVI MICHIGAN sistahs!

Nicky, Tema, Irene, Hanna, Michelle and I are going on a ROADTRIP.. Yup, uh-huh..  we are leaving on Friday morning and coming back on sunday and will enjoy the Heirloom’s rubber stamp and paper arts festival!. Just what I need.. another 5 hour drive.. hmph.. LOL but we will have a blast!  Any other sistahs going?? 

OK back to bidniss…. I have been a posting MANIAC today.. of course there are more embellishments coming but that’s it for the stamps for now.. more to come (of course)

I think I have now launched one of my favorite bellas.. hippiechickabella.  She goes amazingly with the new sentiment “PEACE” And with the already existing “FEELING GROOVY”.. ucchhhh I looovey her.  I also love trickortreatabella.. i love her ‘hat’ .. LOL!

Tons of yummy christmas images.. all in my what’s new section..

so enjoyyyy sistahs!  I am sure I will have lotsa stories upon my return!

mwah to da sistahs who will say HI in NOVI (see? I am a POET and I didn’t even KNOW IT)

Em

NEW BAUBLES.. yup you heard me!

Sistahs.. how I have missed you but I am back and am a posting LUNATIC!

Hot off the press! We have received an early shipment of brand spanking new bauble colors.. we may be the first!

Lemonade

Granny Smith

Mint Julep

Black Cherry

Oyster– a more natural version of the white ‘string of pearls’

I also have a TON of new bonbons to post.. YUMMALISH! YUUUUUMALISH!

here are the new

gold  bonbons for a taster 🙂

Oh.. AMY R. you won the peerless!  you were #95 on Random Integer! email me!!

Also, a new bella will be coming tomorrow.. SHHHH…. and some christmas goodies… they are phenomalicious!

Mwah to da sistahs who use the word phenomalicious

Em