Sneak peek DAY 10- JAMMMMM PACKED sistahs!

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Timestamp: 2014-02-21 14:37:49 UTC




Hiya sistahs!  Today is a VERY exciting sneak peek day for me… As you know, I am VERY passionate about journaling.. about recording life’s little moments.. sticking things down.. jotting down notes.. keeping daily ephemera.. creating your own HISTORY.  Something to look back on.. a relic.. a treasure.. a legacy!  Project life is one amazing project that I LOOOVE and admire anyone who can keep up with it LOL.. I think it by far surpasses scrapbooking.. I think its more “all-encompassing”..   I am also taking a class and following a group called “THE DOCUMENTED LIFE”.. which I LOVE and actually have been keeping current with and am IN LOVE with this project!

First I will feature the 5 sets of stamps useful for these projects.. then I will show you samples of my book and will give you information on where to start and how to start.. Just like I plead with my sistahs to try mixed media, I also think that these two projects mentioned above are SO nice to follow.  The documented life really just requires a few minutes a day.. bond with your planner.. write in it, stamp in it.. color in it.. stick things down in it.. UCH I could go on and on..

Let me introduce you to our journaling stamps… I LOVE THEM.  LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE… and you will be seeing LOTS of samples using them.. LOTS.  and don’t worry there are still 2 uptownies left to reveal LOL.. So bear with me on this post cuz I am really passionate about them and think I can make you be passionate too 🙂

Ok ok ok ok… HERE WE GO!

this set is called PLANNER/DIARY weather/mood/calendar set.  Now why do I LOOOVE this set and carry it with me everywhere I go?  Welllll…  First, with these stamps, I can spend 10 quality minutes with my journal every day and get my “basics” out.. I can stamp and colour the weather.. I can stamp my mood for the day.. I can stamp the doodles and elements to decorate the journal and colour them in.. I can use the square element to make a checklist.. I can use the circles to highlight a date oh I can go on!

Now the calendar and frame is very interesting too… sometimes people are not as regimented and don’t have a planner.. HOWEVER.. you can make any notebook into a journal with this stamp!  Just stamp away.. decorate, circle the dates, day of the week, month and year and VOILA!  you have documented and dated your day!  You can convert any notebook into a diary or planner by dating it.  YUM no?


next is THOUGHT BUBBLES set..

These are AMAZING prompts for that “middle page” in documented life.. or your project life projects… Love the binder clip.. the doodles… and the the words in the bubbles.. it makes me HAPPY!!!


and here is our BLABBITY BLA BLA set lol.. the paper clip makes me so happy lol (it’s the little things sistahs..)..  the glasses? the frame? the pushpin? this is a great set for what you collage or stick down through the week..  I love every word and every image in this set..  I know this will be with me everywhere I go 🙂


Another set called the “CURRENTLY” set… includes quotes.. what your kids said that was “quotable”.. what you are reading.. etc.. LOVE THIS SET!! it describes YOU in the HERE and NOW


and finally our LIFE DOCUMENTED set.. sometimes you want to document what happened in the news for the week.. a clipping.. a headline.. well this is the stamp set for you.  All these stamps are really everyday all encompassing prompts that you can use day in and day out and guess what?  your answer or journaling will always be different.  Now that’s versatility!


SOOO?? do you love these as much as I do?  If you have always wanted to  start a project like this but didn’t know how.. these are the stamps to make you start and help you begin this journey!  I will also try to create some videos to show you my process 🙂

Don’t feel like you are “too late” in the year to start.. it’s never too late and its so much fun!!

what I love about the DOCUMENTED LIFE PROJECT is how juicy it is .. full of colour, material, artwork.. I love sticking in “TIP INS” (you will learn this in the mini class).. and following their weekly challenges.. if we get enough sistahs on this project, we can have our own group here.. and they have a WONDERFUL and supportive group on Facebook.  I cannot recommend this highly enough.. really.   5 Brilliant and talented women put this project together and you will be blown away when you see their work.. Just click on my link I inserted and good luck being productive today LOL

Ok now for my little planner

Here’s my cover.. I sketched the girl on it and found her perfect for this journey 🙂


here’s the side view with my TIP ins added in with Washi tape


here’s the top view with my tabs and happy face clips..


Here’s the top TAB view (They teach you how to do all of these things including the tabs)


the jars below were a challenge on repeating a pattern (that is the tip in.. a page taped in).. on the left you will see the first planner set in action.. the heart the face the weather.. YUM!  That middle page where you see my doodle of the face is where I will use my new prompts.. all the sets above.. along with my doodles etc..  you can see I stuck things down.. words from a magazine.. everything goes in here.. I only have ONE BOOK to bring with me all the time.. work on it at the arena.. doctor’s office.. the car while waiting for the kids.. SO. MUCH. FUN


I included my valentines day cards in my planner.. the words make me smile.. I kept the card with the kids messages on it.. LOL.. Jayden told me I was her idol.  I need to keep this and remind her daily LOL.. the page on the left is my week.. I write most of my appointments on my monthly view.  see next pic


Here is the monthly view.. I need to dig into march but wanted to show you.. I bought a monthly agenda from the dollar store.. ripped out the monthly pages and stuck them into my weekly planner.  I need to see things in a monthly view.


Here is another example of my pages.. Tyler went for lunch with family one day.. and someone was eating a sandwich out of this printed bag the restaurant gave her.. well my son who knows me so well asked her nicely if he could bring this home to me for his mom’s journal LOL.. does he know me or what?.. I cut up the bag and stuck it in my journal.. then I had a random girl I sketched and didn’t want to lose her so there she went :).. you will also see magazine words cut out.. inspiring words etc.. I LOVE WORDS!


more inspiring words I found and HAD to put in my planner 🙂  it’s a “creative manifesto”


and last.. I LOVE AUSTIN KLEON.. LOVE.  so I had to glue something in from him as well .. AND I have been practicing my brush script so the bottom part is made by me 🙂


i know this was very long winded.. but I just wanted to show you a part of my daily life 🙂

hope I didn’t bore you to death! LOL

WANNA WIN all 5????   Leave a comment for a chance!

Mwah to da sistahs who love to document life 🙂







  1. Amy T says:

    oh my gosh, I absolutely love your journal!!! It is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. oh my gosh!!!!! every single one of these sets is fabulous! and they come from your heart, it is so apparent! love the pages and projects you have shown. thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  3. Margo S. says:

    I recently recieived a smash book, which would be perfect to start a project with these stamps!!

  4. Pam Bowen says:

    Love, love, love this…..I could start March 2nd for my birthday!
    Send ’em fast! LOL
    Right now I put notes on large 5X6 cards…this would give me great words and pockets, etc. I do a card for each day….hey, at least it helps me to remember what I ate yesterday LOL…and when I called for a prescription refill and when the taxes are due, etc.

  5. Diana L says:

    O M G! Your journey looks amazing! I’m too intimated to even attempt to start ..maybe if I win these stamps I may start =D hehehehe

  6. Karen says:

    I love your journal. My Art Journal has yet to be started, but I have the book 🙂 Your stamps are perfect for it!

  7. Laura Evans says:


  8. Karin Albers says:

    Struggling through a tough divorce made me shy away from my scrapbooking. However, I saw these and will do a planner/journal. I am EXCITED again. Maybe I will even blog about my return to it. Love this idea. Love these stamps!! Thank you.

  9. sammy says:

    Oh what a fabulous idea! I’ve been wanting to start keeping some sort of journal, but it’s a little daunting, and I never seem to have a clue where to start! But I have some ideas now, thank you! x

  10. Kellie B. says:

    I love these stamps! I haven’t seen anything so original. I haven’t stamped in a while. This is making me want to get back into it.

  11. Tanya Rudd says:

    Wowzers, I adore the stamps! I am into art journalling and these would be amazing! Love your book, how inspiring.

  12. Alison says:

    Love these! I’m starting to use project life for my daughter’s first year 🙂

  13. Denise I says:

    love your journal…. wish i had more time to “play”! 🙂 never enough time…..

  14. Debbie J says:

    I love seeing your daily journal. It’s great! I love your new stamp sets too. I hope you pick me to win them! Yes, please!

  15. Laura Turcotte says:

    Oh boy! These sets are absolutely amazing!!!! I definitively want, no–NEED these sets for my journal! LOVE it ALL!

  16. Lori P. says:

    How absolutely fabulous are these sets?!?!?!?! I would love to win them!!!!

  17. picsnprops says:

    I’m so so in love with these sets!!! That gives me a whole lot of ideas !!!

  18. Tamikko Braun says:

    what a beautiful journal! I love it! The stamp sets are perfect for documenting the everyday. Must gets!!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  19. laura j says:

    wow….love them!

  20. Violet says:

    I don’t do the project life but I do some art journaling and a lot of scrapbooking. These could come in handy for those.

  21. Kerri Boucher says:

    love them all!!

  22. Heather Goodson says:

    Simply amazing!! Your book is soooo inspiring!! All the stamp sets are so versatile ! You have done it again!!!

  23. Heather Goodson says:

    I meant to ask where did you find The Creative Manifesto word page? I would like to be able to get one to add to my journal too!

  24. Laila Bianca says:

    Art Journalling is something totally out of my confort zone!!! That got me curioser and curioser….. 😉
    Gorgeous stamps sets!!!

  25. Lorraine Melin says:

    I am a huge fan of PL and kept up last year until August. I’ve restarted and hope to do better this year! Love these stamps!

  26. Beverly Soo Hoo says:

    I recently started using project life products to document daily life and these stamp sets would absolutely help the process! Totally love them! Great job!

  27. Michele says:


    That is all.

  28. Pam says:

    LOVE! Fabulous journal!

  29. LeslieBella says:

    Oh Emily – you are an inspiration to me….I LOVE your journal and that you share so much of your heart with us! Mwah!

  30. Darla M says:

    These are awesome.

  31. magneticpanda says:

    I am in love with all of the sets but I think the ‘currently’ and ‘life documented’ are especially calling out to me for my journal! Your planner/journal is amazing! Very inspiring :D! I just got a filofax, too, so this would be phenomenal to own to really make it my own :]! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Gabi Lee says:

    Love these. They would be great for my Project Life.

  33. DawnBeery says:

    WOW!!!!! What an AWESOME collection of stamps!! LOVE them all!!!

  34. Kathleen P says:

    Thank you for sharing such great ideas – a friend has been trying to get me started with PL, but I keep saying ‘not enough time’ – just gotta start somewhere, and these sets would so fun to use…. gets the creative juices flowing – have to go home tonite and drag out my art journal and re-connect! thanks again for all the inspiration.

  35. Jacqui D says:

    Love all of these stamps. They are adorable. Particularly love the one about the weather.

  36. Meaghan says:

    OMG OMG OMG! I need all of these sets in life! I’ve been on a planner kick and these would be perfect for adding that fun, personal touch…. Whilst being totally FUNctional!

  37. Terri Refshaw says:

    I love the new stamps and I love the journal. Great ideas to implement myself!

  38. Cheri Burry says:

    Love your journal, gives me some ideas to do mine. Can’t wait for the release date on all your fabulous new stamps.

  39. Candy says:

    Thanks for showing! I have never seen inside anyone’s journal. Such fantastic ideas. Your stamp sets are awesome!!
    I have wanted to try this – but had no idea how to start. Thanks to you and this set I could 🙂
    Hugs, Candy

  40. Cathy Barbera says:

    Thanks for sharing, no wonder you’re having so much fun. My favorite of these stamps is BLABBITY BLA BLA …

  41. Dottie says:

    Oh, my goodness… your journal is amazing, chucked full of really cool pages. These sneak preview stamps are the greatest! Waiting for the release date cause I know just what I want!

  42. Elysia Lebedoff says:

    LOVE your journal! FUNNY thing is my kids bring me home bits of randomness too! I love it, and knowing that I inspire them as well!
    Thanks for the chance to win some lovely stamps!

  43. Diana Symonds says:

    I would totally love to win these stamps. I love words and icons. Thanks for the chance!!!

  44. SuzanD says:

    Love these. The icons are fabulous. So versatile. Tanks for sharing your planner.

  45. Leslie W. says:

    You are a GENIUS! I am in LOVE with all of these stamps! Can’t wait to get them in my “hot little hands” to use them in my Documented Life Journal. I hope you are very proud of this release!

  46. Jenny says:

    Love them all!!! I really hope I win something because my credit card might not be too happy…or my husband 🙂

  47. Elaine says:

    Kia ora and hello from New Zealand.
    Aren’t the stamps fantastic.
    I WOULD LOVE to own everyone of them but ahh that just isn’t too be.
    Love this image and how its been created which gives me great inspiration and ideas to get on with my cards.
    Kind regards, Elaine

  48. diana says:

    Great new stamps! And thanks for showing us your journal. 😉
    With so much going into your journal, what do you bring along with your journal to work with on the journal when you’re away from home?

    • Stampingbella says:

      Ohhhh that’s a whole other post! I will show you 🙂
      If you go to Lorraine Bell’s blog she has a little video showing you what she brings along.. I love journal kits!

  49. sammy says:

    Just had to come back and tell you that you’ve done it now!! I went out and bought myself a journal today, and have been busily decorating it. Tomorrow, I shall start on the *inside*. All. Your. Fault. 😉 x

    • Stampingbella says:

      Do you sign up for the class? Best $12 ever spent! I’m so excited for you!!! It will be your best friend I promise!!!
      Can’t wait to see what you do with it!
      Hugs and mwahs sistah!

  50. Carla says:

    I’d love to do a chalkboard technique with these! Awesome as usual.

  51. Kim Mueller says:

    looks like a lot of fun!

  52. Helen Van Daalen says:

    Great stamps – very versatile

  53. Bern says:

    Way cool.

  54. shannon pearson says:

    I need these stamps! One way or another they will be part of my collection. Awesome addition.

  55. Irma Van Oirschot says:

    Love the expressability of the comments…..can’t wait to do some work! I’m inspired! WOOT!

  56. Kimberly C says:

    Wow again great sets. Loving the calendar set the most!

  57. Kim Eddy says:

    Ok… I’ve been leaving comments like crazy each and every day because you’re hard work and love shows in all of your new releases. But these? Oh dear Em…. You have out done yourself my dear!! I’m gonna recommend you be the next spotlight artist on the DLP page!! Yip… You need to be cause you rock my sistah!!

    • Stampingbella says:

      Kim!! You made my
      Day 🙂 I’m so glad you see every ounce of me in the stamps.. Because it’s soooo true :). You actually made me tear up 🙁
      Thank you for recogniZing it.. It means the world to me sistah! And mentioning it on DLP?? That would be so awesome 🙂
      Mwah mwah mwah to you!!!

  58. I absolutely love all of these sets!!! They are a most have!!

  59. Belinda Lujan says:

    Love the sets so excited for the chance to win

  60. cam says:

    I am admiring your work today. Your journal is Amazing! And the stamp sets are fantastic 😀 one day I would love to create something that beautiful to capture the little moments as you’ve mentioned.

  61. Jami Rudd says:

    Love the sentiments.. Doodles…statements… Love it all

  62. Janet says:

    Gotta love words:)))

  63. LoriT. says:

    These are awesome!!

  64. Julie F says:

    Thanks for the chance!! I’d like to try some mixed media myself! and art journaling…..

  65. Cindi Wells says:

    Thank you for sharing the journal, I love stamping bella!

  66. Angel P says:

    totally delish bella!!! oh the possibilities I see with theses sets…so much FUN!

  67. liaS. says:

    i have tons of empty journals and empty pretty notebooks. help me fill them!!!! LOL!

  68. Julieann says:

    Awesome journal and these stamps are really neat. I really hope to win these.

  69. Teri says:

    Hello journaling!!! What fantastic sets these are!!!! Again, can be used for sooo many things!!!! And again, my granddaughter would love the weather ones!! She’s always writing little “books” and making them about her day! I’d say that’s a budding artist in the making!!!! She will be 6 on St. Patrick’s Day and we are doing an “art” party!! She’s very involved in it all! Wait till she sees these!!!! LOL!! I’m in trouble!!!!

  70. Mary Duffek says:

    Love love love love love…nuff said

  71. Lorie Haines says:

    You are such an inspiration to me and to so many others. I started the documented life projedt because of you and now cannot wait to get these stamps and put them to use in my planner. Another awesome release my friend.

  72. Sabine says:

    the journaling stamps are great! My daughter would definitely love these! Very inspiring!

  73. Laura Maunu says:

    Love Love LOVE! There is def a need for more stamps to journal with out there and these are incredible!!

  74. michelle r. says:

    this is perfect for PL or scrapbooking! love it.

  75. Carol W says:

    I definately should be doing this…I may have to look into the mini class…thanks for sharing…

  76. Vivi Casale says:

    this is so cool!! love the idea!! I’d love to win those!

  77. Jen Griffin says:

    I just love my little calendar book, and I love all the fab ideas you given. I love to color and stamp and save tickets and all that great stuff too! I had started using a Smash book for this a few years ago (still do that), but I needed a calendar so I wouldn’t forgot all our appointments – life get’s crazy! And it’s tough getting old – the memory goes fast! LOve all your adorable stamps – they are perfect for journaling on my calendar!

  78. Ascension Pardo says:

    Love them all

  79. Patti V says:

    How stinkin’ cute is that planner!!! What a fun set to play with…thanks for sharing 🙂

  80. Pinky says:

    Have I told you lately that “I LOVE YOU” and everything you do??
    These journal stamps are at the top of my list (and the list is long)
    Order extra rubbah Em – these babies are going to fly off the shelves!!

  81. Marrianna says:

    Your DLP pages are wonderful. I enjoy your drawings, also, and love your cover. Congratulations.

  82. SharonP says:

    Well I have to say you have TOTALLY inspired me! You took a lot of the scary out of it. I got a Filofax for Christmas and some of these would be great but I am trying to write myself something inspirational everyday and actually did the word for a year thing so thinking a new journal to do this would be amazing (do you think having 2 would be crazy?) I think it could even kick start the card making mojo when it leaves me. Thanks Em, truly great post and your journal is Fabooo!

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