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in case no one has noticed…

I did SNEAKILY put in 2 new stamps..!  I love when I do dat.  My Happy Peas honestly make me so happy!  They look so SNUGGLY and cozy and they are a little bit of a bella and fella combined to keep with the theme!  I watercolored them (I have no clue how to watercolor but own EVERY SINGLE watercoloring medium out there) and they look specTACular!  They give me the warmest and fuzziest feeling EVAH.. how about you?  do you Likey?  I have sentiments to go with them.. just click on the magnifying glass! A little bit of a note about how the peas came to life?  My right hand Ruby ( I say RIGHT HAND cuz If I didn’t have her by my side every day and on weekends I would have never coped and would have probably given up).. Anyway, Ruby’s daughter Robyn (not only the most BRILLIANT 9 year old little girl but STUNNING..) said to me one saturday… “PEAS come to my birthday party.. and she said, Em, why don’t you have a stamp of peas???.. well that was it.. the next day, they were created thanks to Robyn.. the cutest story that goes with that one is that I told her to think more more more so we can design more stamps and i hear her muttering to herself “hmmm what rhymes with carrot?”  LOL! 

Oh and there’s a new fella.. SHHHHH.. you all asked for him.. so ya HAPPY NOW? LOL

Processing time is now about 8 ish days and I have moved all today and will bring my inventory over there on Monday so will try to get everything cleaned up and organized for Tuesday which will be PURE processing day… Hmph.. As you all know this is SO frustrating for me.. I can’t stand making you wait and I do know that you understand and your supportive and lovey dovey comments mean so much to me.. HONESTLY!
MWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Love to all

Em

I HAD to post this

Is anyone aware of the “crocs” phenomenon?  Crocs are the UGLIEST shoes you have EVER seen in your life (actually they are coming out with cuter styles) but they are SOOOOO comfy womfy.. you never want to take them off!  About 2-3 years ago I was in Montreal shopping and spotted BRIGHT pink crocs in the window. I went nuts.. didn’t know what a ‘croc’ was then but bought them and wore them proudly all over the place… Ryan thought I was a PSYCHO.. my friends had no idea what had landed on my feet etc.. but I continued to wear them..(would you doubt it??).. Toronto still didn’t have the crocs at that point.. well.. wouldn’t you know it.. a year later, it becomes the latest craze and EVERYONE and their grandmother had to have these shoes! ALL the people who made fun of me are now wearing them ..LOL.  Well, I bought Tyler a pair last year and he wore them to death last year.. I swear it is like walking on two mattresses!(giggle)…  Ok, so then I am watching Oprah while working and hear the most incredible story about a stay at home mom who was at the pool and created these croc ‘charms’ that everyone went NUTS over. These charms hook on through the holes of the crocs.. kinda like an accessory.. Sure enough this woman who created these croc charms, made it on Oprah and BAM.. the rest is history.. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE stories like that.. you know about what people invent and sell kabillions of? I saw a story about a young girl who wanted pastel nailpolish so she took nailpolish and mixed it with white and called her company HARD CANDY, made it to Oprah and bingo bango.. the rest is history once again!! LOVE IT!

Ok, I digress (what else is new?).. the whole POINT of this post was to show you these legs

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 I mean HONESTLY.. could you take these legs and SHOVE them in your mouth whole???  And of course, checkout minibella’s crocs with all the charms.. THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! 

Ok, that’s all I had to share..LOL.. sorry I got off track yet again! And Winners will be announced for the contest early next week

MWAH

TOODLES

Em

urgent message from DA SISTA

Hello sistahs!

Thank you for participating in my contest! I AM LOVING the stories! (well, some are very sad..) so I laughed and I cried and laughed some more and cried some more.. isn’t it refreshing to just sit down and read and really get to know each other?  Can you tell I studied sociology?  I just love learning about people!  Ok.. now the urgent message.  I am now ready to move into my new place.. actually for the next few days and into the weekend.  This means delays on processing.  I could just SCREAM, it is very frustrating because I want to ship ASAP and I can’t process as fast as I would like to.  So.. things to look forward to in the next couple of weeks:

(1) juicy reveals of course

(2) speedier processing time as I will be getting more help!! (YIPPEE)

(3) Different postal options which will be pricier but trackable AND 4-5 day GUARANTEED delivery!  How’s that for a treat?  I am SO excited for that.. no more horse and buggy! (Although I will still offer the horse and buggy service)

So please please please forgive me for the next few days as orders WILL be delayed and I know it is so unacceptable but right now that’s all I can say.. I would like to apologize a million times over and I can PROMISE that things will get MUCH speedier.. so please most of you have been with me from the beginning and I am suffering from some growing pains right now.. (my stomach, my bum… no just kidding (not).. I am talking BIDNISS)..I am hoping you understand and will forgive me…

Love to all

BIG FAT JUICY MWAHHHS!

Em 

Fixafella is SO BIZZY

fixing all the leaks and plumbing.. and he is also doing a lot of measuring for some new furniture etc.. he may even paint!  He is such a doll and if you colour him up and put a little charm here and there.. how ADORABLE will he be?  I am LOVING his boots and his pencil behind the ear….. hmmmm

 

Hope you likey!

mwah!!!!

Em

happy birthday to my hubba hubba

today is Ryan’s birthday.. actually was…  numbah 35… I still remember when we were 20 and I was fixed up on a blind date with the CUTEST boy you ever did see…. 15 years later, he is that same boy  who picked me up for our first date (and was a little late–why can’t I forget that?).. my girlfriend fixed us up and came on our first date with us.. I knew right then and there that he was “THE ONE”… Ok I am gonna tell you about our first date (even though I may bore you to death)..He picked me up (not as late) and we went to the most amazing coffee/sandwich place (didn’t expect so much then-boy have things changed!)  so we sit down and we are talking up a storm and all of a sudden I see his jaw drop.. I am wondering what is going on and sure enough what do I see/feel?  His jaw dropped cuz as we were talking I was crossing my legs under the table cloth.. as I was crossing my legs, I caught onto the tablecloth and started pulling it off the table.  Along with the ginormous sandwich AND.. yes AND.. a huge scalding cappucino.. all over my lap… I WAS SO EMBARASSED at being such a klutz.. Ryan IMMEDIATELY jumped up and told me he had a spare pair of pants in his trunk (didn’t think to ask why..LOL) and he said he would go get them for me to change since I was BURNT and had alfalfa sprouts all over my pants… Ok so NOW.. the panic set in… Sistahs.. do you know why???? I WAS PETRIFIED that his pants WOULDN’T FIT!!!! What if they didn’t?  that’s it if they didn’t, he would TOTALLY never ask me out again.. I was suffering sistahs.. really suffering.. So he brings me the pants.  Black DRESS pants.. he put them in my hands and told me to go change.. OMG.. I wanted to spill more COFFEE and WINE all over the pants so I wouldn’t have to change.. but I couldn’t cuz he was watching my every move…. So I go to the bathroom.. hold my breath and HOPE for the best…. whaddya think happened?!?!?!?!?  THEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY FITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT and were even a little loose (loose?  what’s that?  those were the days.. hmph). So of course I strut right out of the bathroom dramatically repeating to him over and over again that the pants are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO big on me (while I hold in my tummy and pull the pants forward so he can see just HOW big they were on me.. LOLOL!)… Well, it was love ever since.  Hope I didn’t bore you.

Of course I am a little guilty too as I didnt make or buy a card for him.. so this is my tribute to my love… Happy birthday  to my fella!

So lets have a little contest… Let’s forget about stamping for a second (ok not for that long) and tell the sistahs about your first dates with your significant others or any other funny stories you would like to share!  I love to listen to this stuff!  It will be a great prize of course.. to be discussed… I also owe for the last contest so I will send that out too!

 

I am SO EXCITED to hear the stories? DId you “MWAH” or not? LOLOL

 

Mwah to da sistahs

love you muchly

Em

charmZ and crystalZ

Hiya..

throughout the day I will be posting charms and crystals.. I just want you to know that the charms are priced as singles! (didn’t want anyone to be confused).. The more I look at them, the more I am going MENTAL.. they are just too cute for words!  Ok.. going to take pics and post..

oh they will be located under Bellas favorites!

love to DA SISTAHS

MWAH!
Em

She’s here… a little wobbly, but here.

Check winobella out… I LOVE HER.. she is NOT the one I spoke of yesterday so there is more to come but she is one of my faves… the tilt of the second glass makes me so happy.. I dunno why?  DOOOO YOUUUUUU LOVEYYYYYYY?????????????

So I made a decision… I take pride in making my cards.. I know I am a bit of a spendthrift and enjoy top quality and therefore always end up spending a little more.. BUT, when that card comes out with the swarovski crystal (can’t use anything else anymore) and the perfect charm and the most beautiful ribbon.. I mean, how can you resist?  I wouldn’t use these treasures on bulk cards but on very special single cards.. OMG.. So this is what I thought I would try out.  Lemme know what you think…  I have brought in some charms (Oh have I mentioned that along with every container out on the planet, I LOVE little things?  Like mini things.. miniatures, doll house furniture.. etc.. sick I tell ya!).. So Ya, as I was saying, I brought in some charms that I handpicked myself (with Nicky’s help *winks*) That I thought would go AMAZINGLY with the bellas and fellas.. you know, to hang on the ribbon, to stick on with a glue dot etc.. I dunno, I just feel it completes my card.. you may not agree with me (but you better..LOL).. I have bought MANY charms from dollar stores.. and I LOVE them and would still continue to buy them.. but they are not quite as detailed as these and not quite as detailed as these.. and frankly don’t look ANYTHING like these..LOL!.. I have put one up that is so mini and cute (looks ginormous but is really maybe 1″ high *0.5″ wide).. and it is AMAZINGLY cute.. I will include a jumpring with them so you can apply easily….. I LOVEY bella’s bottle opener.. do you lovey?? the picture doesn’t do it justice… Ok lot’s more charms to come.. I don’t have many because I wanted to try it out to see if the sistah’s liked this type of thing?  I will also post the most amazing swarovskis in my favorite colours.. will package them in 10’s.. I LOVE them so much.

 Ok, ’nuff said (someone said that on an SCS post and I LOOOOOVED IT)

mwah! mwah! mwah!

Em

this is so freaky

I just had a thought.. I know that it is scary but it is late and I am working and participating in some chats on bellaholics yahoogroup… I got SUCH a visual.  Is it not AMAZING that we are all connected?  I mean I am at my desk in Toronto working, typing etc.. and another sistah is in another part of the world typing on her computer while snacking and watching tv and the next sistah is feeding her pet while checking her emails and chatting.. I mean it is totally AMAZING?!

just thought I would enlighten you by letting you into the ‘bellas’ thoughts.. did I just sound like the biggest loser?

loser MWAH’S
Em

yet another addiction…

actually the continuation of an addiction.  HELLLLLOOOOO Sistahs!  mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah! (thaSS me making up for lost time).. I am so sorry I haven’t written in a while.. I figured I couldn’t beat the “stuffed pickle” story so I just wanted to lay low…LOL.  Actually have been crazy busy.. furniture has arrived in my new place minus a BELLA.  I am waiting for a computer to be set up there (this week) and then I am gonna move!  I have so many things to talk about but have NO IDEA where to start.. lemme think.. (can you tell I don’t plan these blogs? I am the only person that can type out my thoughts.. step by painful step)… 

I have been chained to my desk and trying my hardest to get your goodies out.. I am still at about a 7 business day turn around time but things should change by next week.. I promise!  Once I am set up and have my peeps with me helping oh boy sistahs.. watch out… Emabella will have ‘time’ on her hands… I have so many ideas that I will be able to work on and have come to fruition (hopefully) that you will FREAK out and be so happy (me thinks and me hopes). Lots of GOODEEZ (love that sp)

Storage–it’s READY.. can you believe?  now this is the problem (don’t mean to tease).. I am waiting to add a module on my system for shipping.. different levels people can choose from with options (trackable too!).. just trying to keep everyone happy and give lots of options.. So once it is done, I PROMISE it will be up!

So my obsession.  OMG my obsession (are there 4 s’s or just 3???).. I know I have mentioned my coloring obsession and thought I had it all… NOW, I can confidently say I have it all…the theme of this round of colouring obsession is watercolour.. I will not dare list what I own but I can tell you that I have now purchased, liquid watercolors (in bottles), cakes of watercolors, and PEERLESS watercolors.. I lie.. I had the Peerless for the past few years since a stamping convention I attended in Novi Michigan.. YUM!  I do believe that GINA K’s website sells them.. they are AMAZING.. a dry, deeply pigmented watercolor booklet!  There are 15 blendable colours.. one colour per page and you just pick up the colours with a wet brush and colour away! OMG OMG.. AMAZING… I definitely need practice (of course spent a kabillion on amazing brushes too.. AMAZING kolinsky watercolor brushes).. I have so many of the best tools.. if only I knew how to use them properly.. ho hum.. but I AM SOOOOOO BLOODY HAPPY.. you have no idea!!

Here’s a card I made using the peerless watercolours.. I think the colouring needs more work.. BUT I love the card anyway :).. I also used a new cuttlebug die.. the mesh.. I LOOOOOVE IT.. ! Anyone else as sick as I have been this week?  And of course I mean “SICK” in the best of terms *winks*

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 you can find the “fella shirt” over here… it is so versatile.. you can put little teeny tiny buttons to embellish, you can stamp once on patterned paper and cut out the tie etc… LOVE IT.. but what don’t i love?

this is becoming a problem ladies….

hellllpppppp mmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 MWAH MWAH MWAH! (continuation from earlier)

Em

Tag Shmag

I love every single blog on this planet.. it’s nuts.. how do you choose?  I mean, I sit in front of my undies drawers thinking about which pair to wear so you can imagine what this means in terms of all of the wonderful blogs out there. Can I point to a couple that I visit daily?  I can… Like I said I have a list that is SOOOOO long, I visit all the sistahs blogs.. any time someone posts that they made a card, I immediately look etc.. but these 4 blogs are what I always check almost daily.. you ready?  I am not sure I am doing this properly so all you tag shmaggers out there, please correct me if I am missing something n’k.  This is is NO ORDER at all..  (p.s. can you tell me no likey this?? LOL)

(1) Ellen Hutson -she has a wonderful store with wonderful goodies.  I have bought many times from the Ellmeister.  You can be 100% confident that EVERYTHING posted on her site is tried/tested/approved but Ellen.  Her cards are beautiful, her techniques are amazing.. just really a wonderful read.

(2) Julie Ebersole– I mean, need I say more? LOL. Julie is hilarious, has a contagious personality and lingo, oh and she makes kinda nice cards (*MUCHO WINKOLAS INSERTED HERE*).. a wonderful talent, a heart of gold and really a supportive friend and ‘anchor’ as I call her.

(3)  Amy Rysavy– is there such a thing as too much?  LOL.  Amy has wonderful cards, techniques, information, tutorials.. you name it, she gots it! Awesome.

I think when people are tagged, they stop after the name and don’t give a huge shpiel about it afterwards.. oh well.. you know me and the blabbing thing.. it just doesnt’ end.

so that’s my tag shmag story.. i no wanna do it again unless I can fill 75000 pages to acknowledge EVERYONE who inspires me, makes me laugh, and just plain old loveable people out there who are part of my life.

Did I do this right?

love to all my tootsie rolls

Mwah!

Em