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

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)


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



it’s yucky out

and I am sure that Ryan would rather be doing this!

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I LOVE beerafella.  He’s just chillin’..literally!  I had so much fun.. I just bought about 6877 sheets of MME Tres Jolie paper… it is THE MOST AMAZING paper I have seen in a while..LOL! Actually that’s not true.. it’s ONE of the most amazing paper I have seen in a while!  I am gonna work on the bellas with the paper too.. YUMMY!  I am not sure if you can see the charm but it is a six pack of beer.. I bought them about a year ago just KNOWING that I would use it one day..LOL!  And here it is!

Just thought I would give you a little eyecandy

you likey?


all i have to say right now

is that I love my sistahs.. really nothing fancy.. no stuffed pickledness.. just plain ole love.



(p.s. no time to blog today but will try to conjure up a little som’n som’n in the next coupla days.. I have learned that life is too short not to express how you feel.. so there I am again with my jugular (sp?) extended.. but had to say the *L* word)

lookie what Donna did!

My donna M from my lunchbunch stamping ladies has made me some cards for my pathetic ‘gallery’.. She is such a wonderful stamp artist.. very simple and beautiful colour combinations!  Such a talent, I tell ya! Donna uses my 3 line happy birthday stamp (will upload soon.. thought it has been there for the last 4 months! LOL).. my oval flowers and high tops!

These scans are not the greatest and don’t give justice to beautiful cards but here goes anyway.. I LOVEY these cards

thanks Donna!



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I have such

goodies up my sleeve that I just can’t save them.. I know I really need to to keep up the momentum but I can’t!!  So here goes.. I think Jenn B will really be happy (I think but can’t promise).. so I hope you like him.. have a few more but will try to space them out or else you will get sicky of me.. hmph.

Here goes.. newbiefella





being tagged

ok sistahs.. first.. why is my font so small?  hmmmm I dunno.  Someone emailed me stating that I have been  tagged.. I have no idea what that means.. I know it means you may read my blog and like it and now I have to tag a blog?  OMG.. somebody help me!!  BUT, if it means I have to picky, I no likey.. I can’t pick.. I love ’em alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.

 again I ask… why is my font so SMALL?  even in CAPS it is SMALL….



the tale of the stuffed pickle

So on Saturday I was going to the show right?  There was a possibility I was going to meet some sistahs so I had to dress nicey nicey… I squeezed on a few outfits and finally decided to wear a pair of jeans a top and this gorgeously stunning olive colored suede blazer… do you see where I am going here?  I look at hub, he says beautiful darliiiink, i get in the car, get to the show and realize.. I look like a STUFFED PICKLE in that blazer!  Of course, instead of shutting my mouth and keeping pickle thoughts to myself, I get to Cherished Scrapbooks booth, immediately disturb Nicky in the midst of a demo and say “tell me the truth.. do I look like a stuffed pickle”.. she looks at me as usual with the “you are on crack” expression and I just settle down and try to forget about this pickle business…

I failed to mention that while I was so focused on my pickly outfit as I walked into the show, my peripheral vision caught sight of a booth of baskets.. woven baskets.. As you all know by now, I am OBSSESSED with baskets, boxes, bowls, cases, wheely totes etc.. anything that ‘houses’ something else.. but at that point, I could NOT stop at the basket booth.. I had to get to Nicky ASAP to discuss ‘pickledom’… Anyway, I hung around the booth for a little while, playing with stamps and colours and Odorless mineral spirits and I spot this cute blonde lady who looks at me and whispers ‘do you know who I am?”.. and I of course knew right away… it was ROBBY.. a doll, a crazy loony tune like all of us but most of all… such a TRUE ‘sistah’ in every sense of the word.  I lovey.  Of course, guess what almost the first thing I said to her was?  “I look like a stuffed pickle”.. LOL! We blabbed and walked around the show together.. I showed her an amazing demo that I love so much and can’t achieve with watercolor paper and tombow markers a technique done by Krista Schneider.. a wonderful artist and has AMAZING AMAZING stamps (check her out at www.sunshinedesigns.ca .  She is a true doll and wonderful artist and honestly, her technique is not to be beat…!I hope you likey her stuff cuz I sure do :).  Nothing like supporting a Canadian talented female entrpreneur!   So we watched that together walked up a coupla aisles etc.. I then ended up on my own.. and guess where the first place I went to was?  Of course the basket place… So not only did I fall in love with the basket

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but I bought it… I feel like I did a good deed as I got the whole story as to how many people are employed to make these baskets etc…

I decide to schlep this basket all around the show with me.. I bought a Diet Coke and I put it in this GINORMOUS basket and watched it slide back and forth the whole time.. well at least until I filled it with goodies!.. I went to Nicky to show off and she says to me ‘you gonna schlep that basket all over the show?  why don’t you just leave it at the booth?  That was her kind way of telling me I looked like an EEJIT (idiot) walking around with that basket… TOO BAD.. I loved that basket.. and I went to buy some veggies after the show and I quickly called Nicky to tell her that 4 grocery bags fit in there and it only took me one trip with the food from the car… USUALLY TAKES 100 million trips and drives me NUTS… ok back to the show… After walking a little further, I met 3 wonderful cousins who I have known for a long time.. these 3 women are so special and love each other so much and share the same passion for the craft.. they go to all the shows together, they stamp together, take classes together and exude such a warmth about them that you just feel instantly attracted to them…  They are Maralyn, Karen and Esther.. They have supported me from the get go and I can’t thank them enough (plus I know they read this blog so more brownie points for meeeeeee- just kiddinK).. All three look at me and say “WE TOO are bare minerals women”.. I was so excited plus now I know their secret 🙂 *winks*

So I bought a few goodies (including a Swarovski Heat setter-JUST what I needed-NOT).. don’t ask.. but if I ever do anything with it, I will be SURE to post…

Anything else I have to share?  OH ya.. here are a coupla pics from the booth of Nicky alone and Nicky and Dianne (they are the two that made the awesome best kept secret DVD Inkitup

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I think the stuffed pickle is done for tonight.. hmmmm

I think I am gonna post another bellafella..or fellabella.. not sure which way it goes yet *winks*

MWAH! MWAH ! MWAH!  And if you came to the show to see me, I am SOO SOO SOOO sorry I missed you 🙁