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sneak peeks DAY 5! AND BELLARIFIC FRIDAY! What could be BETTAH?

Hiya sistahs!  What a fun day in BELLALAND no?  2 sneak peeks AND bellarific friday all rolled into one!

Our first sneak peek is an uptownie!  Her name is Uptown girl BETTY.. isn’t she adorable?  This could be great for a book lover, a teacher.. a friend.. OHH the ideas are turning ! This card was made by Stephabella :).  Betty will be available on Feb 9th!  Click to enlarge the card to see her details!

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And now for this week’s theme.. a SKETCHYPOO

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Let’s see what da BABEROONIS came up with and you will find a new BIG WORDS sneak peek in there too!

angelabella

Angelabella used THINKING BIRDS

Danabella used our brand new BIG WORDS quote “MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS’.. AMEN sistahs :)

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and the inside :)

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kerribella

Kerribella used UPTOWN GIRL JAYDEN loves to JOURNAL

lesliebella

Lesliebella used BELINDA and BERNADETTE

sandiebella

Sandiebella used UPTOWN GIRL BENTLEY gets BLOWN AWAY

stephabella

Stephabella used WIZ

Tracybella

Tracybella used Uptown girl CHARLOTTE

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Tracymacabella used MATILDA on her SWING

Aren’t these  GORGEOUS?!?

And now for our amazing sistahood!

bonnie

Bonnie used Uptown girls Victoria and Juliette

emilydavis

Emily used UPTOWN GIRL WINONA

fay

Fay used Uptown COUPLE Emily and Ryan

janelle

Janelle used UPTOWN GIRL FLORA

kimberlyclark

Kimberly used PARKER the PIGGY

margo

Margo used UPTOWN GIRL SAVANNAH

natalie

Natalie used UPTOWN GIRL JAYDEN

pinky

Lori “pinky” used ONE OF MY PEEPS

 

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Stephanie used UPTOWN GIRL OPAL

 

 

 

 

AMAZING NO?  I love my sistahood!!!

And now for next week’s challenge?  VALENTINES!  Any card, color combo with a valentines theme and a CURRENT stamping bella image is your assignment :)

If you don’t see your card up here its because I did not receive it.. so please resend if you don’t see it!

Sunday is Feb. 1st! you know what that means?  NEW BANNER on the blog and NEW stamp of the month!  Stay tuned to find out who/what it may be!

Also Tuesday is February  3d… you know what that means?  OUR FLASH CRAZY TOOSDAY sale!  yup!  Stay tuned to see what will be on sale!

Mwah to da sistahs who still read my bloggypoo :)

Em

 

sneak peek DAY 4! Mo Manning :)

Hiya sistahs!  Are you loving the sneak peeks so far?  Woodsies and hoppy poppies and big words.. ooh lalalalalala!!

Today I am going to show you 2 of the 5 Mo images being release in this release.. I fell in love with them and couldn’t resist.  Hope you love them too :)

First is HEY BUD.. I think it is such a wonderful simple image for a friend.. for a child.. just a general pick me up!  This card is by TracyMACabella

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Another image I am showing today is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES called Valerie in Love.  Mo just “has it”… the ability to depict a feeling… even without a face?!  How does she DO DAT?  Amazing.  This card can be used for Valentines day, a birthday card, anniversary card.. engagement card… JUST. LOVE.  Seriously.  the little round heads.. the scraggly loose hairS… and just how they gently lean towards eachother…  the shoesies sticking up because they are still a bit nervous…Think I take my images a little too seriously? LOL.  I think so.  This card was also made by TracyMACabella

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I hope you look forward to the sneak peeks as much as I love revealing them :)

mwah

Em

sneaky PEEKY day 3! Introducing a brand new character!

Hiya sistahs!  I am SO thrilled that you loved Petunia yesterday… there are more woodsies to come so stay tuned!

Today I wanted to introduce you to a brand new artist , Hannah Cumming. When I found her, I squealed with joy.  Now I am not sure again WHY I needed “HOPPY POPPY” in my life.  But I did.  I carried her around as a screen saver LOL (not joking.. I even took her before Hannah said yes) just so I can look at her goofy smile and awkward demeanor.  I just wanted to make her MINE.  Again.. must be a tug from my childhood.  Maybe she looks a bit like Miffy? LOL… She’s WAY cuter than miffy.  So I made Hoppy Poppy come to life.. but our BABEROONIS made her come to life even MORE.  And when they did?  I just wanted to SQUISH Hoppy Poppy EVEN MORE. hmph.  It’s pretty difficult squishing a piece of cardstock.  Trust me.  I tried it.

When I created Hoppy (I call her Hoppy for short cuz I CAN), I wanted to make her SMALLish… and I wanted her to have clean SMALLISH sentiments to go with her.  There’s no messing around with Hoppy.  She’s all BIDNISS.. but when she’s not all BIDNISS, she’s a funny, goofy little bunny. And she is by no means PERFECT.  Is anyone?

Ok so without further ADOOOOO meet 2 Hoppy Poppies (yes that’s hoppy poppy in PLURAL)…

Since this image introduced me to the world of Hoppy Poppy, I decided to name her “NICE TO MEET YOU HOPPY POPPY”… mhhmmm I’m original like DAT.

This card was made by our very own TRACYMACABELLA.  Seriously now do you see why I have CRUMPLES of paper around me trying to be SQUISHED? LOL

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And the second image being Sneak Peeked (yes its a VERB) is HOPPY POPPY has a PREZZIE made by our very own TRACYBELLA

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SeewhatImean about the little sentiments and the little hoppy poppies?  SIGH.  I wanna stamp her EVERYWHERE.  seriously.

Hope you enjoyed my Wednesday blabla and these images :)

Lemme know what you think!

Mwah to da sistahs who need a HOPPY POPPY in their lives too!

Em

 

Sneak PEEK day 2! Introducing “THE WOODSIES”

Sistahs,

I have to tell you that this “WOODSY” collection is very close to my heart and I will tell you why.  I had a toy as a child in the early 70’s that has remained in my heart since then.. and when I was talking to Chrystal, our amazing artist, I told her about this memory I had and based on that she created a  line that I am forever indebted to her for :)  She brought my vision to life.

This toy was so special.  It had a little soft “woodsy” cabin with rubbery furniture and a cast of little puppet woodsy animals where you can put your little fingers in their sleeves to make them move and come to life (yes I am a baby LOL)… Now don’t get me wrong.. part of this woodsy collection are FARMSY animals as well LOL but didn’t want you to get confused and just wanted the whole collection to remain the WOODSY collection just for my benefit.  Cuz I am selfish and I wanna be 3 again LOL.

Here’s the toy I am talking about.  Don’t laugh. LOL..   IT came with a story too.. Sigh… Those times were good.

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Ok so I would like to introduce Petunia the Pig to you today.  NO she is not a “woodsy” animal per se.. but she’s MY WOODSY.  so THERE. hehehe

TracyMACabella brought Petunia THINKS she’s a PREZZIE to life today.. and the sentiment is just so perfect with her.

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and here’s the inside of the card

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I hope you love petunia and her CHICKLETS as much as I do :) and I hope I didn’t bore you with my story!

Mwah to da sistahs who sometimes act GOOFY to cheer their besties up :)

Em

And so it begins….. Some AMAZING sneaky PEEKIES for our upcoming release

Sistahs I am SOOO excited to start showing you some of our new designs headed your way :)

I am aiming for a release date of Friday Feb. 6th… SOOO excited!  And who knows.. it could be sooner.. you will have to stay with us every single day to find out :)

So the first image I am sharing with you today is from our new collection : BIG WORDS.    You can interpret it as meaning LITERALLY big words (which they are) or MEANINGFUL words.. which they are too!

I always loved typography… I also ALWAYS loved quotes.  Like GOOD JUICY quotes you know?  I ALSO LOVE images that you have to colour… and I ALSO love a simply stamped card that a) I need to make in a hurry and can have fun embellishing instead of colouring  LOL (let’s be real) and b)  when the recipient would appreciate the appropriate words.  SOOOO having said that, I came out with 5 BIG WORDS stamps for this release that will blow you away :).. The other great thing about these BIG WORDS is that most of them (if needed) will come with a corresponding stamp to stamp on the INSIDE of the card.. just like the sample I am showing you today :)

First of all I love this quote.. SECOND of all I love Jason Mraz.. THIRD of all I love this font.. so bundle this togethah?  a BEEYOOTIFUL card by Tracybella. This stamp is called “SOMETIMES PEOPLE FORGET”  and it SO true right?

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And here’s the INSIDE stamp

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Sigh.  I love my stamps.  LOL.  I hope you love them as much as I do!  Let me know what you think about this concept/idea BIG WORDS in the comments section.  Would love to hear!

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE release time :)

Em

It’s Bellarific Friday! on FRIDAY! And one of my new obssessions/passions

aside from stamping and journaling and painting and stamping again and collecting and and and  …..

I am obssessed with… you ready?  An age old natural product… essential oils.  They are my BEST BEST friends.. I cannot begin to tell you about how much they have helped my family..Like FOR REALS.  THEY CHANGED ME.. and they changed my WHOLE FAMILY.. even the male non-believer.. I’m not mentioning any names..lol.   They are in my purse at all times  from  headaches.. to tummy aches.. to nausea to just needing a boost.. these are my heros!  You know me.. I NEVER mention anything I don’t firmly believe in.  I NEVER do.  These I have been using for the past 6 months and I am ready to SCREAM from the top of my lungs to anyone who will listen (LOL)  about how these have worked for me!  I loved them so much, I bought a kit from Young Living essential oils and the rest is history.  the BEST investment of my life.. and such fun research to see what I can use when :).. If you would love to hear more about this, just email me or message me on facebook or ask in the comments below :) it would be my pleasure!  I am also thinking I may include one day of the week devoted to a combo I discovered, a single oil and what it has done for me :)..  I guess when I love something so much I feel the need to shove it down your throats so you do it with me.. is that SO wrong? LOL.  You can just call me ESSENtiabella n’k?

Ok enough about my new obssession.. ok never enough but enough for now. LOL.

Let’s discuss this week’s bellarific Friday shall we?  our theme this week was a COLOUR CHALLENGE!

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Let’s see what our amazing BABEROONIS have come up with shall we?

amyRAbella

AmyRabella used FLOWER GARDEN

angelabella

Angelabella used SPIT HAPPENS

danabella

Danabella used HELGA the HOT CHICK

kerribella

Kerribella used our Stamp of the Month GRACIE!

sandiebella

Sandiebella used our Stamp of the month GRACIE!

tracymacabella

TracyMACabella used MIMI the CHICK misses you

Seriously.  I think I need a little essential oil to ground me after seeing these cards.  They are STUNNING!  the team has outdone themselves!

And now for our AMAZING sistahood!  Which has grown, I might add :)  So WELCOME to da NEW SISTAHS!

barb

Barb used UPTOWN GIRL BAILEY has a BABY

bonnie1

Bonnie used Uptown COUPLE Emily and Ryan under the UMBRELLA

cynthia

Cynthia used Uptown girl AVA

lizrobinson

Liz used uptown girl MARCELLA

margo

Margo used WIZ

patricia

Patricia used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

sandie O

Sandie O used Uptown girl AUDREY

stephanie

Stephanie used uptown girl WINNIE

What an Amazing roundup sistahs!! So proud!!

Now for next week’s theme? a SKETCHYPOO!

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Don’t forget to get your entries to me by next Thursday ! can’t wait sistahs!

 

oh and did I mention a 30+ release?  3 new collections..  a BRAND NEW artist.. OMG I’m palpitating as I talk about it.. *ahem* I know there’s an oil for that!

Mwah to da sistahs who wanna try something new!

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Bellarific Friday on SUNDAY sistahs!

Ohboy… I bet you aren’t jealous of me sistahs.. just moved homes and it was TORTURE! LOL.  I was in the midst of such disaster you couldn’t imagine.  But NOW… my computer was finally set up at midnight last night and I am ready to BOOGIE.

So without further ADOOOO… Let’s get started with Bellarific Friday shall we?  We have some new sistahs contributing… we have a full house today.  Grab a coffee and let’s go!

This week’s theme was a SKETCHYPOO

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Let’s first see what our Baberoonis came up with shall we?

AmyRabella

AmyRabella used UPTOWN GIRLS FELICITY AND BLAIR

angelabella

Angelabella used SENIORITA MILLICENT

danabella

Danabella used “CLINK”

kerribella

Kerribella used ONE OF MY PEEPS

Lesliebellaoutside

Lesliebella used UPTOWN GIRL POSH

sandiebella

Sandiebella used RAMONA LOVES CAKE

stephabella

Stephabella used UPTOWN GIRL LILY LOVES LAUNDRY

tracybella1

Tracybella used UPTOWN GIRL REBECCA LOVES TO READ

tracymacabella

TracyMACabella used SENIORITAS MILDRED and MAUDE

Are these DROOLWORTHY or WHAT? LOL

Now for our AMAZING sistahood!

Diana

Diana used a KAJILLION (lol) Uptownies including pippa, felicity and blair, lucille, vienna, faith, Posh, Ava and OPAL! WOWZA!!!

fay

Fay used UPTOWN GIRL LUCILLE

lucy

Lucy used UPTOWN GIRL FLORA

margo

Margo used “CLINK”

Pauline

Pauline used CHICKS RULE

sandieO

Sandie O. used Uptown girl MAYBELLINE

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Sharon used Uptown girl Faith the FAIRY

stephanie

Stephanie used Uptown girl LOLLY and her BROLLY

tricia

Tricia used Uptown girl QUINN

wanda

Wanda used Uptown girl LUCILLE

whitney

Whitney used UPTOWN COUPLE BRETT and BRENDA

Now SERIOUSLY.. can a BELLARIFIC FRIDAY get any BETTAH???

Next week’s theme? (friday Jan 23) is a COLOUR CHALLENGE! WOOHOO!

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Don’t forget to use a CURRENT BELLA IMAGE and incorporate these colours any way it inspires you!

Can’t wait to see your creations!

Mwah to da sistahs who were having Bellarific WITHDRAWAL :)

Em

 

 

It’s CUH-RAZY TOOSDAY sistahs!

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Today and every FIRST Tuesday of every month, we will be HEAVILY discounting some of our stamps!  It’s a surprise every month!

 

Today we have 3 of our most popular stamps on sale!

 

Uptown girl Bubbles was 10.00- TODAY ONLY $3.29

Uptown girl AUDREY loves MAKEUP- was 12.99 NOW $4.29

Uptown girl WINONA loves WINTER- was $11.99 NOW $3.99

 

This is a great opportunity to buy gifts or to add to your own collection!

Stay connected with us on FB and Instagram and TWITTER for exciting and exlusive updates!

We are going to REALLY spoil you this year!

 

MWAH!

Em

it’s Bellarific Friday and it’s ALLLLL about Gracie!

Hiya sistahs!  Hope you had a great week :)

We have an AMAZING PHENOMALISH Bellarific Friday for you today!  Our stamp of the month this month is Gracie and she’s 20% off all month!  We will be featuring a stamp of the month every month and our Baberoonies will feature a card with the stamp.  You are going to LOOOOVE this idea.. wait till you see the roundup!

Ok so without further ado… here’s our BABEROONIS Gracie cards!

We will start with our newest member of our team , KERRIBELLA!

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Here’s AmyRabella’s card

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Angelabella’s card

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Danabella’s card

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and the inside

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Here’s Lesliebella’s card

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and the inside

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Stephabella’s card

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Tracybella’s card

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TracyMACabella’s card

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and my card WOOHOO!

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Are you inspired by Gracie??? I sure am!

Now for our AMAZING sistahood!  AMAZING!  and a HUGE welcome to our new contributors!

The theme for our sistahood was ANYTHING GOES

cynthiaR

Cynthia used UPTOWN GIRL BENTLEY

Fay used WIZ

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Helen used Ramona and Teddy in a Balloon (this image will be coming back soon!)

helen

Helene used Uptown girl Brynn has a BABY SHOWER

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Jo Ann used GRACIE

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Lucy used UPTOWN GIRL FLORA

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Margo used Uptown girl FARRAH

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our former BABEROONI, Paulineabella used SENIORITA MILLICENT

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Pinky used Ramona shares her HOT CHOCOLATE

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Are these amazing or what?  I love all of you.  I really really do!

Next week’s theme?

Our first SKETCHYPOO of 2015!

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Make sure you use a current Bella image and fit it into the sketch and you’re good to go!

Mwah to da sistahs who will participate!

Em

 

 

 

 

 

It’s TOOSDAY sistahs!

I have been gone WAY too long.  I PROMISE this won’t EVAH happen again!  It’s been crazy!  Kids have been off for 2 + weeks.. we are in the midst of moving homes.. don’t ask.  It AINT PRETTY. LOL

So I will try my best to be around but as of February, I will be around A LOT.  You may even get sick of me LOL.  I am around on Facebook and Instagram though so if you follow me there, you should be able to see what I have been up to !

Ok so I wanted to announce this week’s theme as Bellarific Friday resumes THIS FRIDAY! WOOHOO!

This week’s theme is ****ANYTHING GOES*** so if you did any bella crafting this holiday, send it in (as long as it is a current image!).. Would LOVE to see what you have been up to!

So here are some NEW ideas we have come up with for 2015.   We are always open to new ideas so please share your ideas in the comments below!

We will  be having a STAMP OF THE MONTH every month where we offer that one stamp for 20% off retail price!  This week da BABES are working on our GRACIE image!  Wait til you see what they come up with this Friday showcasing the adorable image!  Gracie is now offered at 20% off :)

We will also be having CRAZY TUESDAYS ! Every 1st TUESDAY of the month I will be featuring some stamps at a CRAZY RIDICULOUS price!  Could be 1, 2, 3, 10 stamps.. you will have to check on that particular TUESDAY.  our first CRAZY TUESDAY will be NEXT TUESDAY, Jan. 14th.  The prices for these stamps will be valid for 24 HOURS only!

I also wanted to welcome a new BABEROONI to our team.  Her name is Kerri Boucher and I have known her forevah!  She used to come to our store.. shop til she dropped.. took classes.. and she has come a long way !  Her cards are BEEYOOTIFUL and I know you will love her as much as I do.  you can check out her blog HERE.  Please give her a WARM SISTAHOOD welcome here or on her blog.  I know she will love it :)

If there’s anything you would like to see on the blog, again, let me know.. was  thinking about favorite tools, art journaling, collaging… I will be doing videos too but let me know!

MWAH to da sistahs who have their thinking caps on :)

Em