Stamping Bella has been around for over 10 years… where the HECK has the time gone? I have no idea.. but I look and FEEL 10 years older so it must be true LOL.
When I started this little business I had a passion for children’s illustrations.. and to this day the passion continues. I can’t help but casually go to the children’s section with my kids at the book stores and get lost in both the stories (yes I am 4 years old) and the images that I seen when I turn the pages. I not only love children’s illustration .. I love illustrations that tell a story.. that trigger an emotion or 2 or 4 or 1500894. My artists who work very close by me are so talented and are able to tell MY story… tell A story.. take an image out of my head and get it on paper.. down to the nitty gritty details. These artists also come up with their own AMAZING ideas to share with you as well. For 10 years I have tried to stay “ahead of the game” .. to stand out from the rest.. to be, well, less generic .. if I can be so bold to say that.
We started with the “Bellas” which to me was so needed in the market place.. something that we could associate with.. career… hobbyist.. anything. And when people would email me and tell me how one “reminded” them of so and so and this one would remind them of so and so.. and I would hear them say “that’s SOOOO insert name here”.. it would make my heart sing. Those were the types of stamps I wanted to produce. Stamps that made a difference.. Listen, I’m not solving the world peace issue LOL but if I can put a smile on someone’s face, then I’m happy. I even had one customer who had NO pictures from her youth and she used the different bellas to document her childhood. How cool is THAT?!
From the Bellas sprang oh so many other artist’s work.. senses of humor, wittiness etc…
Then came the Uptown girls… a more modern twist to the bellas.. more sophisticated.. again with the same idea.. I want my characters to RESONATE with people. And boy do these uptownies Resonate LOL. They are a huge success!
Yes, I am such a child at heart.. and YES my inner child sometimes gets unleashed and goes crazy.. and YES, I embrace those moments. And I realized that the Uptownies also have an inner child. Who were they before they “became” the uptownies? (I always say I take my stamps seriously).. Well.. they were the TINY TOWNIES of course! Younger versions of the uptownies… Playful.. Studious.. Risk Takers… I watch my children daily in awe. How different they are from each other…. I watch my daughter be SO MUCH BRAVER than I ever was… I see my son more cautious and thoughtful in his every day life… It’s so interesting to see and I really embrace those differences. My kids are my INNER child (if that makes any sense at all)
Ok so I am really blabbering.. not even sure I make sense but I wanted to introduce you to a whole new set of characters.. the TINY TOWNIES. The little playful, brave, studious, cautious little characters before they became uptownies
I hope you LOVE Tiny Townie BLOSSOM as much as I do
Colouring was done, of course, by our very own Elaine Hughes.. a HUGE part of the Stamping Bella family. Between my artists, my DT, My friends .. SIGH. I’m one lucky gal.
And here are some samples made with Blossom
Serious DELICIOUSNESS, no?
Our release will be On JUNE 1st. (hopefully a bit before).. All images will be available then. Until then, I torture you, ok?
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Mwah to da sistahs who EMBRACE their inner child