I feel like having a contest-abella (I CAN”T STOP)

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to my dearest addicta-fan-abellas

I know that I have promised to update the blog throughout the weekend but I didn’t have a chance.. YES I have lots to upload (not all bellas-yes other stamps in Stamping Bella *DO* exist *giggles*).. Tomorrow is my day to do LOTS of things and accomplish lots of things as well.. I will keep you all posted through the blog.. so now.. instead of blablabla’ing because those of you who know me by now can see that I can go off on a million tangents…LOL

 Here’s the contest.. ends Next Tuesday Jan 23nd.  I want YOU, my fellow addictabellas to figure out.. or *TRY* to figure out what the letters (‘credentials’) after my name on my business card stand for… fun no?  Most people tell you to choose the nicest card.. some blogs ask for the best technique.. we, at stamping bella, ask more important questions- like what letters stand for at the end of my name! (*LOL*)  I am not sure you will figure it out BUT the one that either gets it or has the most creative answer wins… the prize (I went to get it today– I LOVE it).. has a baby theme.. so it will include that and a stamp in that theme (of your choice) and maybe some other goodies.. again, my HUBBORAMA will judge it.  SO start getting creative and start guessing!  LOL

we could TOTALLY have fun with this one

emma-addictabella extraordinaire!

 have lots of fun



having a contest today.. it is now 11:12 pm and I had a loooong day at the ‘office’!  I have

oh boy am I cha-tty today

people who will log into their computers at work on Monday will have a lot of catching up to do!  That’s for you Ingrid.. I *know* you are out there!

 I have been up since 5:00AM as my dear dear dear children just felt like waking up…arghhh so my hub slept in and then he took them out to give me a little bit of alone time.. is he not THE BEST? (she -says -cuz- she- knows -her -mother -in law -reads -this every- day)–no really.. he is DA BEST.

 Anyway, as I mentioned I will be posting throughout the weekend.. I just posted the BEST sentiment ever (well not really cuz more are still coming).. I was inspired by a credit card.. I think it is american express but not sure.. since I have so *many*.. if any of you can confirm, please do!  Anyway, I have this discussion with my stamping friends all the time.. How much do you thing each handmade card has cost you?  I am thinking around the $1000 mark. *giggles*.. AND if they keep on coming out with new &*(&% tools and dies and dies with tools and bags to go with the tools and boxes and ‘bellies’ and and and and and , then the price is SURE to go up…. next question.. do you give all your cards away to people?  my answer is absolutely not, they are very very comfy in their shoebox.  hmph.  Would love to hear responses on this one.. (shoulda saved this for next week but couldn’t wait).. so take a look at “stamps, supplies” and let me know what you think…

are you guys worried that I will give a lengthy intro on each and every one of my stamps?  like you care what the origin and history of the stamps is.. oh well, TOO BAD.. you gonna get it anyway *BIG HUGE GIGANTIC SMILE OVER HERE*


love ya


have you ever had one of those days?

Where you felt that you had a child hanging on every limb… where you felt like you were a constant chauffeur?  Well I sure have!  I will never forget.. when I demo’d at a 4 day show here in Toronto in October (the ‘creativ’ festival.. and YES I DID SPELL IT RIGHT OK?) where I had 2 super cool hot mamas sitting with me at my table.. we were just chatting and having glitter fights (one of them SHMEARED it into the other one’s hair, then the other one took the spoon and put it down the other one’s shirt and I participated by dunking myself in it (I swear, my husband thought I ate the stuff as each and every night my TONGUE.. yes my TONGUE was saturated in glitter–along with the rest of my bod). Anyway, these two ladies followed me to the LSS who launched me for another demo about a month later.  We started talking about our kids and they said to me “Emily, I think it is so important that you have a bella who drives a minivan with lots of kids in the picture.. that’s our lives and we would have tons of people to send that to”.. I say to myself. “self? do ya think that is a good idea?” and I answered myself.. (no i did not.. that is a sign of TRUE sickness).. I thought about it and said WHO would send that to someone.. and then I looked out the store’s window and what do I see parked there?? Yup you guessed it my tres-chic silver MINIVAN… who usually sits in there?? MY 2 KIDS… so I said, you know what?  That is a phenom idea.. I think I will dedicate this “minivanabella” to all those moms out there who are the dedicated chauffeurs/caregivers/boo boo kissers/feeders/lovers/minivan-drivers (i mean to drive that you deserve a medal). Don’t get me wrong.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my minivan but it took quite a bit of convincin’ to make me drive that big piece of metal.. but now I have finally learned how to drive it without bashing into sidewalks (remind me to tell you that story.. OY YOY), or running people over (you get the picture).. now the great thing about this stamp is that the minivan (thank you Nicky for the great idea!) can actually be cut out and used for a background.. HOW CUTE IS THAT??????

In any event.. I am pretty pleased with this one.. have you ever heard me say “pretty pleased?”..  no.. I am all about superlatives.. I LOOOOOVE this bella and can totally associate with it… I even made a stamp that says “I know you’re bizzy”.. HOW cute is that??

So that’s my little nugget of information tonight.. I am half asleep right now but wanted to just keep in touch..I will be posting annoyingly throughout the weekend so stay tuned.. have some ideas up my sleeve and wanna know your thoughts..


chief executive addictabella but you can call me sista for short

 have a great weekend



P.S. arent you glad you finally found a cardmaker’s blog who doesn’t feature ANY techniques or cards?? (LOLOL.. even making myself laugh here).. I promise I will post some cards but you know what?? Where can you find a goofball addictabella who can shamelessly write about her antics and capers without blushing??


toodles for now AGAIN


shopping bellas

Hello sistahs


I will be posting more as the day progresses.. ok, maybe after the kiddies are asleep 😉

I just wanted to let you know that I have 2 sizes of the shopping bellas.. the bigger one has more room to color but is second on the drop-down list so you would have to click on the arrow.. I wanted to put the bigger one as the first choice but no can do..


just wanted to give y’all (my contribution to the american contingency) a head’s up!

speak to ya latah


CAO  (chief addictabelling officer)–*giggles*



this is an important one to me…

ok, so this is what I have been thinking about and let me know what your thoughts are.  I have created cardbackabella. She is deliciously CUTE.  I want to just EAT her.  I have been thinking long and hard about this and I think it is fair. Let me know your thoughts.  I have created a very affordable stamp to be placed at the back of the beautiful cards (or whatever else was created with my bellas).  it is teeny tiny measuring 1″ * 1.5″ and it is visually appealing. It is a stamp of stamping bella and next to it in little print it says

“images owned by Stamping Bella ©


very very small and inconspicuous and it allows the artist to still stamp or handwrite “created by and their name”

am i out of my mind or is this tres cool with everyone?  Please give me your thoughts.  It is important to me and my angel policy to have it known that my images are copyrighted and belong to me but at the same time, I want to allow my fellow sistah addictabellas to create create create!  That’s how I started!

Tell me what you think oh sistahs


I am gonna be SO ANNOYING tonight

WOULD THE NEW AND IMPROVED ELIZABELLA PLEASE COME FORWARD? My friend Liz in montreal (Elizabeth) looked at my line and I showed her her namesake.. she said “OH, that’s nice”.. so of course I ask her what’s wrong with her?  she says.. umm.. she’s not sexy at all and I SO AM..lol. (she so IS and I wanna kill ‘er)… SO, I decided to add *ahem* for lack of a word that I would LOVE to scream out on my blog but won’t (I promised I would be ‘clean’ here.. LOL).. a pair of SEDUCTIVE , HOT, laces up to the YAHOO boots..  NOW she be sexy. NO? 

This one’s for you , SHMIZ.