Today is probably the most Bellariffic of Fridays! Not only do we have our usual Bellariffic Friday featuring the new December Stamp of the Month offer, but we have our incredible NEW RELEASE
and we also have a fantastic STOREWIDE SALE with up to 25% off the whole store.
Happy December! Not only have the Babes created some spectacular inspiration for us in the release previews this week, but they have created some stunning new cards to showcase our December Stamp of the Month: The Gnome & The Flamingo. If you weren’t sure that you needed it in your collection, they are going to have you fully convinced by the end of this post! You will also find a new colouring video from me at the end of the post.
Today would have been Emily’s birthday. The firsts are always hard. For us, the first blog post, the first release after losing Emily, and now the first birthday she isn’t here to celebrate. Her family and friends have had to go through all of those firsts and so much more without her, and our thoughts and love are always with them, as I am sure yours are too. If you would like to leave a comment in support, I know it will be seen and very much appreciated.
Over the past months we have been working on something extra special to honour Emily on her birthday. This extra special mini release took a lot of love and strength to create, and we hope you will be as thrilled with it as we are.
All of the stamps shown today are available right now in our WHAT’S NEW section on the store.
Most years on her birthday, Emily would share the celebrations and have a sale. We didn’t see why this year should be different. So, help us to celebrate Emily and stock up on stamps!
*The Uptown Girl Emily Da Bella stamp is excluded from the sale as she is a charity fundraiser. Sale does not apply to existing special offers.*
Our amazing Design Team and special guests have all been working hard creating gorgeous samples with the new stamps. We have SO much inspiration to share with you today, you will definitely want to grab a drink and some snacks as you check them all out below. By the end I have no doubt that you will be absolutely itching to go and get inky.
Sneak peeks and release posts were always Emily’s favourites – she loved to share all the inspiration with you and shout about how wonderful the stamps and our Babes are. I’m with her there. Creating the stamps is one thing, sharing them is where the magic truly is.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will probably have seen Emily refer to herself as DA BELLA. Just like that, in all caps. Oh boy do I miss the ALL CAPS messages. This Uptown Girl is totally DA BELLA, I cried when I saw the sketches for her. Our wonderful artist captured Emily so beautifully in our Uptown Girl style.
Our beautiful, creative Emily, surrounded by some of her favourite things. The card she’s holding is a nod to her two very favourite things in the whole world – her children Tyler and Jayden.
This stamp is extra special. All of the profits from sales of Uptown Girl Emily Da Bella will be donated to the EMILY BLOCK MEMORIAL FUND. In honour of Emily’s passion for art and her creative spirit, the fund supports children’s art therapy programs.
Our samples for this release include some true to life versions, and some not so true to life. Emily would have loved this. She was all about people expressing themselves and colouring however they like. So when you get your Emily stamp, go wild, use bold colours, and share that stamping magic. Let’s fill the world with colourful Uptown Girl Emilys!
I bawled my eyes out creating this set. Emails and messages from Emily were sprinkled liberally with these phrases, and I miss seeing them from her so much it physically hurts.
You absolutely knew if a message started with “LET ME TELL YOU” or “OMG, YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE!” it was time to settle in for the ride. What perfect sentiments for fun cards to send to a friend or loved one.
Stamping is Magical – Emily would always say this, and tag her social media posts with it. She wasn’t wrong. Stamping is what brought Emily into my life, and into so many people’s. Stamping has given me some of my favourite people, and a truly wonderful community to be a part of. A #SISTAHOOD.
Every time I stamp a sentiment from this set, I’ll be thinking of Emily. I hope you will too. She created something truly beautiful in Stamping Bella, and we’re all so grateful to still be sharing that.
First up we have a special appearance from an original Bella Babe, our amazing Paulabella. I know how much Emily had missed having Paula on the team in recent years, although she very much remained our Paulabella. I’m so happy that Paula could dust off her pencils for this one. It means a lot.
The rest of the team and our guest designers are no less special. Emily truly loved her Babes, and was so proud of this team and the way everyone always works to bring the stamps to life and inspire. I am immensely proud of how they have all come together to create such a special collection of cards for today. Absolutely OUTSTANDING. The love in this post is just…well… I can’t even.
Emily’s favourite flower was lily of the valley, so our next two stamps are in honour of that.
Emily wanted to add more standalone floral images to our collection, so here’s what will hopefully be the first addition of many to come.
Use this one on it’s own, use part of the image, use the whole image, use it as part of a scene. Colour it, don’t colour it. Pencils, markers, watercolour, inks… Whatever you do, it’s going to be beautiful.
That’s it! Probably our smallest release ever, but it’s pretty perfectly formed. We hope you agree. Thank you SO MUCH for sticking with us, and helping us to continue with Emily’s dream. We appreciate it beyond words. YOU are absolutely OUTSTANDING.
It’s RELEASE DAY! All 25 new images and 3 new sentiment sets are now available to order on the website. You can find them all in one handy place in the WHAT’S NEW section.
We hope you love this new release as much as we do! Rest assured, the Babes will be sharing more inspiration with these stamps over the coming weeks, so you will have no shortage of inspiration for getting them inky and creating incredible cards/projects.
In other news, there have been further reductions in the RETIRING STAMPS category. There are some beautiful stamps in there, now at a huge 60% off! Grab them while you can, stocks are very limited.
I’ve got a new video for you today, featuring the beautiful FAIRYTALE BACKDROP stamp. I’ve already got a scene ready to colour using this one, but first I just had to use it on its own, it is just so beautiful.
It’s release day! All 20 new images and 2 new sentiment sets are now available to order on the website.
Even better news, we have got an INCREDIBLE sale for you.
SHOP: What’s New for the new stamps with 10% off, Retiring Stamps for the 50% sale on retiring images, and browse the store for 30% off all other stamps!
We have also found some old Cut It Out die inventory, so please check our Die Sale section to see if there are any you have been looking for. Cut it Out Dies are no longer produced, so this is the very last stock we have – get it while you can!
SALE ENDS MIDNIGHT EST ON 9TH FEBRUARY 2023.
Gnome Artist Card & Copic Video
To celebrate release day, I also have a card and Copic colouring video today, featuring the new Gnome Artist stamp! He’s just the cutest, and perfect for all sorts of cards and creations for different occasions. I went for a birthday card, as I need to build my stash of cards up for this year!