SO I have been getting

“slack”.. or is it “FLACK”.. UCHHH let’s just call it SLACK/FLACK, for not being ‘around’ and writing to you… I have heard that people enjoy reading my blog on their coffee breaks.. so here goes.. a synopsis of my life at this particluar point in time



No just kiddinK.. much more has been happening .. like ……work!  DId I mention I have been wooorrrkkiinnggg?  hmph.

It’s been a CAR-AZZY week.. THe Creativ (not spelled wrong) Festival is on in Toronto this weekend.. I will never forget when I was at Cherished Scrapbook’s booth doing demos a year and a half ago and they launched my stamps to the public.. well I sat there and demo’d prismacolor and odorless mineral spirits and lots and lots of GLITTAH.. I had GLITTAH fights going on at my table.. I used to come home and I would tell Ryan about my exciting day and I would SPIT glittah as I spoke excitedly.. am I not SOOOO lady like?  uh-huh.. I am.  I also mentioned in my SCS forum about how even if I SAT on the cupcake that cuppacakeabella is sitting on, I would STILL eat it.. now how is DAT for being a lady… (NICKY would just shake her head reading this… telling me to just TRY to filter my thoughts.)  I can’t Nick, cuz I AM ON A ROLL.  I am overtired, and just feel like blabbling and venting.. S’aright with you?

So in terms of the free shipping HUMP.. I believe that is over and am now tackling the 10th of October .. I figured out that no matter how long I work, my pile doesn’t seem to be slimming down (hmmm sounds familiar in another topic.. but don’t even get me started on SLIMMING DOWN.. hmph).  A cute little story happened this morning (yet another tangent I know)….  I went to my gas station at the corner where I buy my extra jumbo hazelnut coffee every morning.. the owner knows me and actually would pour my cream in my coffee (I know I Should have non fat but…)  ANYWAY… so he says to me .. “what do you eat everyday”?  and of course any “juicy” bella would be mortified and think right away “OMG HE THINKSSSS I AM FATTTT”.. so I pretended not to hear him.. (LOL) and he says to me  again ” what do you eat everyday”.. so of course I LIE and say ” a salad”.. (lol again..I am so glad I can make myself LAFF.. otherwise I swear I would cry)… so I say “WHY do you ask?”-petrified of the answer- and he says “because I want to know what makes you so beautiful every day”.. OMG I quickly almost leaped over the counter to give him the BIGGEST hug but controlled myself and simply asked him if I could fold him up very nicely and SHOVE him in my pocket so that every time I needed a boost, I could take him out and press a button (LOL)… HOW NICE WAS THAT?  I tell ya, he totally made my morning.

Then, reality set in.

I got to my office and looked around me and almost threw up.  The sick thing is that I am moving on SATURDAY.  YES SATURDAY as in 2 days from now???? and it looks as if I am moving in my office cuz it is a DISASTER but I haven’t packed a thing!! I am trying to fill orders to the last second before pulling the plug on Friday night… after friday it may not be until Tuesday til I can ship again.. OMG.. I am FREAKING OUT.  I Don’t want anyone to be unhappy 🙁 but this is for the best to run a more efficient place where I can have people actually take classes, buy, shmooze, hang out.. so I gotta close my eyes, grin, and bear it.  I promise to those who I haven’t shipped to, I will try my best to compensate any which way I can.. I promise.  Bella’s honor. 

So the floors are going in tomorrow.. it is almost completely painted, I need some furniture but I am telling ya sistahs, this is going to be worth a trip to T.O.  I bought a coffeemaker and a kettle.. have some ink pads, blocks,stamps,baubles and paypah and we are READY TO BOOOOOOOGIE.  SO that is my light at the end of the tunnel.  Please bear with me.. I beg you.!  I have had my 3 elves with me all the time working.. I have become somewhat of a slavedriver 🙁 sorry Dena, Hannah and NIcky…

That’s my update right now.

I hear a little snoring boy in the room next to me.. I swear that TOO keeps me going.

Mwah to da patient sistahs who DON”T/DO have to listen to little snoring boys



Oh and please visit NIcky and Cherished Scrapbooks booth at the Creativ Festival.. code word to identify yourselves should be “sistah?”.. she’ll know EGGGsactly who you are 🙂  I will try to be there at some point on Sunday if I don’t die in the moving process 🙂



cuz cuppacakeabella is UP.. I AM IN LOOOOVE WITH HER!  whaddya thinky?  If I sat on a cupcake.. well.. I don’t think I would want to discuss it at this particular point in time..

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Mwah to da sistahs who along-with-me, would smooooosh the cupcake and Mwah also to those who wouldn’t  *winks*


ya happy now

bella baby has been born.. I know that bella has been preg for about 2 weeks ANDDDD she snapped back to her FAB-O figure.. Ya, that’s a bella for ya.. can you just KILL HER??? LOL  Anyway, she has given birth to THE CUTEST BABIES out there (OF COURSE, look at fella and his bella??).. They are SMOOSHY and GOOSHY and FATTTSY and WATTSY.. I lovey them so much.. fun to colour fun to post.. Baby cards are DA BOMB.. and I was always out there looking for JUICY ones.. here they are!  you can find them here –> baby.  You can also look in the new card gallery to see samples!


and YES, there is a bella coming … LOL.. just wanted you to meet baby… YOU LOVEY MY NEW BABY??  Don’t you LOOOVE nicky’s card?

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 Mwah to da sistah who loves chalking blush on da baby

Love to da sistahs


liz’s birthday has come and gone….

and NOW it is time to talk bidniss.  Sistahs.. oh sistahs.. I have a new collection coming out.. YOU WILL FAINT!! Coming out on friday.. at least a portion of it will… OMG.. I LOOOOVE IT.. and of course I will launch a bella too 🙂  I am still buried under orders from the free shipping bonanza so please forgive me… again you know I am ALWAYS here for you so if there is something rush, please email me and I will take care of it!

Have any of you seen our ‘home’ on Splitcoast?? we are having such a BLAST… please come and join and introduce yourselves.. it’s so important to me.. I mean we are a sistahood, no?  so if you go to www.splitcoaststampers.com

and then under forums, you will see “member companies”.. I am a MEMBAH.. so you will see 7 wonderful companies there with their proper forums.. A GREAT place to be.. so will you come?  please?  pretty please with a “mwah” on top?


Love to da sistahs who will be “moving in” to my ‘other’ living room



ode to my 36 year old bff shmiz who looks 23

Happy birthday Shmiz.  I love you.  And of course feeling SOOO guilty that I didn’t send you a card so here it is.

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Let me tell you a little bit about my high-school-always-was-a-bad-influence-on-her-and-she-made-me-graduate-university-BFF-named-LIZ.

This will bore you but I am gonna talk about her anyway.  Liz is the most wonderful, warm, amazing, SKINNY, BEAUTIFUL Bella. Not only is she BRILLIANT and GORGEOUS but a phenomenal wife and friend and mom.  We have been BFFS since we were 12 and blabbed to each other in high school when the teacher would always get US into trouble when it was really ME who was the blabbermouth (shocking I know).  Liz was the one who pulled all nighters with me and forced me to FOCUS and concentrate on my studies..  Liz was the one who Wrote, ahem, edited, my papers that I handed in to my professors in university.  Liz and I got engaged within a week of eachother.. liz is DA BOMB but she lives too far away *sniff*.

Liz, you are the blond eating ice cream and I am the brunette (except you really look  like bella and I, well, I have curly hair 🙂 ) ..

Happy birthday my friend

I love you and miss you

mwah! (she actually coined the term)

your sistah in every sense of the word


peeking in from under my pile

hellllo sistahs!

I was just nodding off at my computer.. LOL (I have NEVER said ‘nodding off’ before, have YOU?) when I decided that I must give you an update regarding my sistah sale last week… Nicky threatened to take a picture of me at my desk.. I warned her not to so that you wouldn’t be scared of what you saw!

This is the scoopage… I am backlogged.. VEWY backlogged.  I am trying my hardest to process ordaHs but please bear with me… I blame the backlog NOT on the sale but on that one day I decided to spend with my family! LOL.  just kidding.  SOOO you know I am always here to answer questions.. and I am working this weekend to try to catch up  and I have been working at least 12 hour days.. so PLEASE forgive me if you feel it is taking too long.. I am really trying my bestest!  If any of my sistahs need their order in a true blue rush, please email me and I will try my best to ship ASAP

I have already seen a couple of new sistahs, have you?  If so, quickly get a blanket, throw it over their heads and bring them over to our yahoo group n’k?

Splitcoast forums is gonna be DA BOMB’.. i mean, only if YOU make it da bomb.. we can totally blab, talk about new product, ourselves etc.. I would love to start a thread about all of us.. wouldn’t that be FAB-O?  Our ages (i am 35 with a 6 year old mentality), our aspirations, marriage/no marriage, kidlets, etc… I am so excited!  We can talk FREELY on this forum.. and there will be a link to albums etc… I trust you sistahs will make it a PHENOM place to be.. bellaholics has exceeded all of my expectations.. it is such a nice place to be.. everyone loves eachother (at least on DA board.. not sure what PM”ing is going on..LOL) very welcoming and just, well, nice. So let’s make this splitcoast ‘thang as great a place to be!  Let’s get our symbolic ‘blankies’ and throw them over potential sistah’s heads and kidnap them into our forum.. sound like a plan? 

my move.  DON”T ASK.  Ryan has been involved with the renovations of my new place.. OMG.. contractors don’t show up… things aren’t moved.. it is a disaster and I have to move in 1.5 weeks.. I am PETRIFIED and STRESSED out.. how am I going to survive??  Oh well, thank goodness I LOVE my job and ADORE my sistahs and there is always SOMETHING that is making me go on and making me love every single step of this journey.. even the contractors that don’t show up 🙂

 Did I mention I have a new little teeny tiny line coming up?  It may even be launched next week if I am lucky… TDF… I mean honestly,  the images.. OMG.. I wish I could tell but I can’tttttt

Mwah to da sistahs who don’t have contractors


and the winnerS are….

Ok I wanted to give out to everyone as each and every story was hilarious/ amazing.  So I have decided to give to EVERYONE who participated in the contest.. I am in a CHEERY kinda mood and love my sistahs.  Actually let’s give to EVERYONE who posted on this thread

Please email me personally all of your email addresses ASAP… in the subject line, please put WINNER IN CONTEST.


sistahs’ you are all WINNAHS to me.

I shmuv shmoo (that’s what I say to my kids and my friend Liz in Montreal)



a cute lil’ story

we had our friends in from Montreal all weekend.  They brought their 2 little ones and we had a PHENOM time… so they left yesterday.. and RUBY (you know my right hand woman/hero?) Ya, well she promised to take Tyler and Jayden on a subway ride.  Let me tell you HOW EXCITED my children were so when Ruby called on Sunday night I had a feeling…. Yes it was true, her poor DD Robyn was sick so she wouldn’t be able to make it..

Ryan and i talked about it and YES, we decided to do it.  To have an adventure.  So we took the kidlets on a subway.. went to a mall downtown to eat lunch, then we went outside and listened to music being played outside by spanish musicians (tyler gave them money and Jayden put on a little show herself dancing).. another couple was dancing in the middle of this huge area; ballroom dancing.  Ryan said to me “what would possess people to just get up and dance in the middle of a crowd”… you know what?  A while ago, I would have agreed with him.. how embarassing! but now?  you know what?  I found it beautiful!  This couple did not CARE what other people thought.. they felt so liberated and moved by the music that they let go of their inhibitions and just danced and danced.. it was SO BEAUTIFUL to watch.. and I have PLENTY of inhibitions and I am trying to push my children to not be caught up by that, to let go, to dance when they want to dance and sing when they want to sing… it was really beautiful..

So THEN, we saw a double decker bus tour.. LOL and we took the kids on that, touring the city (LOL.. the tourguide asked where we were from and we told him NORTH OF THE CITY).. he was killing himself laughing.. and then we went on a boat ride on harbour front.. it was really nice… I knew I had to take yesterday to soak up the kids and the hub cuz the next few weeks I will be MIA due to work.. 

We then ended the evening with a cable car ride and the subway again.. Ryan and I have never been on the cable car before.. so it was sooo much fun.

So Sistahs, the moral of this story is to DANCE when you want to DANCE and SING when you want to SINGGG.. life is too short to have inhibitions.. we should let loose and just enjoy life.  That’s my new motto.  I mean it.

Mwah to da Singing and Dancing Sistahs..