Sneaky PEEKY day 6-ee!

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Timestamp: 2013-09-13 23:49:16 UTC

 

 

Hiya sistahs!  So have you been enjoying the sneaky peeks so far?  I am so enjoying your responses.. It feels that all this hard work is paid off 🙂  Christine is also SO thrilled with the comments so keep them up!  Poor Christine has shingles and is moping and is in pain at home.. so leave her a comment here to make her feel bettah k?

Ok So without further ado….. meet MILDRED and MAUDE.. they are SO cool with their little purse and cell phone.. and the sentiment?  I mean REALLY.. that’s why I went to weight watchers LOL

So if you have a BFF that you love to make cards for.. how perfect are Mildred and Maude? I mean.. Stamping Bella is all about da SISTAHOOD.. Mildred and Maude represent! LOL

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Mwah to da mildred’s  who are stuck to their “maude’s”

Em

Release coming soon… you will see a post here and a newsletter if you are subscribed.

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Oh HELLO Harriet… Sneaky Peeky DAY 5

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9-- SHARON you win!  
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Timestamp: 2013-09-13 23:46:58 UTC

 

Hiya sistahs..

Happy Sunday.  I am off to the arena  (yes it begins again) to watch my goalie play.. have I mentioned how stressful it is to be a goalie mom?  hmph.

I just want to be like Harriet.. floating in a big tire with my little toe in the air and an EXTRA special bathing cap.. with not a worry in the world.

Meet Harriet  our newest “Senior-ita”.. coloured by the one and only Elaineabella.

enjoy!

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Again please note.. these images are not available as of yet… I will advise and I promise it will be well worth DA wait!

Mwah!

SNEAKY PEEKY numbah 4

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14--LINDA CARSON you win!  
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Timestamp: 2013-09-13 23:45:22 UTC

 

 

Hiya sistahs.. I just couldn’t resist a weekend sneak peek.. Ya I know I am mean LOL  but you LOOOOOOOOVE me anyway no?

Meet senior-ita MAGDA. I just love saying M-A-G-D-A… I know you’re all saying it out loud..LOL  MAGDAAAAAAAA

My mom is of Hungarian descent and I just remember her saying MAGGGGDAAA (ok I just wanted to say it again) alot… So I had to name this SENIOR-ITA  “you know what” (magda).. lol

I won’t take up much of your time today.. Nothing interesting to report aside from the fact that I washed and cut up red/yellow and orange peppers and celery an put them in nice transparent containers for me to munch on.  blech LOL.  I’m exciting right?

So here she is… MAGDA (hehehe) in ALLLL her glory.   I love the quote I paired with her too.  Did I ever tell you my story about my Kate Spade purse? Ok hold on a second.  I will tell it to you..

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doesn’t she look like a Magda? LOL.. and her squooshy boobies?  LOL.   Thank you Elaineabella for your colouring WIZARDRY.. I mean really.

Ok so quick KATE SPADE story (not random.. it’s her quote above LOL)… So Ryan took me to New York many many years ago.. (Have I mentioned that my favorite place in the world is Manhattan?).. Anyway of course we are on the street and of course we were solicited by many vendors and of course we succumbed to temptation… I NEEDED THAT BLACK KATE SPADE PURSE!!!  So we bought it.  I know.. so bad.. feel terrible.. it’s so not the right thing to do.. I mean do you think MAGDA would buy a purse ON DA STREET in NYC?  I think not! LOL

ANYWAY… I get the purse and I am PREENING… thinking I am THE COOLEST SISTAH on the planet… flashing my Kate spade purse everywhere I had a chance to FLASH it.   So I show my friends my AUTHENTIC kate spade purse and they start laughing UNCONTROLLABLY.  First of all, the purse no longer had the Kate Spade label on it.. you know why?  cuz it UNSTUCK from the purse.. AND ended up on the sleeve of my jacket.  and guess what it REALLY said (the label)… Kate SPAT.  Can you believe it???? (omg I am actually laughing my head off writing this).   I walked around PREENING.. thinking I am so ALL THAT and a bag of FULL-FAT-NON-WEIGHT-WATCHER-CHIPS.. and the label.. on my bag.. said Kate SPAT.  HMPH.

Have a PHENOM rest of da WEEKEND sistahs.

and PLEASE PLEASE note.. these stamps are NOT YET available.  I am simply being CRUEL and MEAN and TORTUROUS.  But I promise you it will be all worth it for you in the end.  Trust da BELLA.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post or ANY of the other sneaky peeky posts for a chance to win M-A-G-D-A or any of the other Senioritas or Uptownie.

Mwah to da sistahs who feel so sorry for my purse and me.

Em

another SNEAKY PEEKY (day 3) and BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!!!

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5- MARILYN S you win!  
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Timestamp: 2013-09-13 23:42:50 UTC

 

Wow a DOUBLE whammy sistahs… have you been spoiled this week or what? LOL

So now that the kids are settled in school and I have a bit of time for myself and lots of time for my sistahs  My BFF and I decided to start Weight Watchers.. (AGAIN. hmph).. this time though I will do it..LOL (if you scroll back far enough you will see that I have done it 687 times already LOL).. but this time….. So if anyone would like to buddy up, I am sharing my journey on Instagram and FB as well.. but I love me my Instagram :).. you can find me under this handle @stampingbella.   I know.. it’s a REHEALLY creative name..LOL

so here is my BFF Melissa walking in… she was SO mad at me taking this picture LOL… but hey  that’s what friends are for, no?

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So our journey begins.  Any great recipes, ideas, blogs, websites,  foods etc would be SO appreciated 🙂  or any inspirational stories too.  I read EVERY SINGLE COMMENT and will start responding within the thread.. so stay tuned.

Ok so the reason I tell you this story is because I have another seniorita to introduce to you… You ready?

MEET….. senior-ita GLORIA

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Now Gloria and her sentiment can be interpreted in many different ways :)… Like.. “ech screw it, eat the piece of cake …LOL”… or “YOU CAN DO IT” and still succeed… or simply, do what makes you happy :).. the image and the sentiment don’t necessarily have to go together.   She so makes me laugh as I feel like her every day.. like “will it show on the scale if I am standing and eating?”.. sitting is a different story ..LOL.. I just love these characters because not only are they amazing Senior-ita images but they also bypass age.. doesn’t EVERYONE step on the scale with one toe?  Doesn’t EVERYONE eat cake?  Doesn’t everyone SHOVE CAKE  DOWN THEIR THROATS WHILST STANDING UP AND KICKING THE SCALE OUT DA WINDOW? LOL.. I know I do 🙂  do youuuu”?

So there you have it.  My Gloria 🙂

And now for BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

Some winnahs from last week

 

Winnah for COMMENTAYTIN’ on the post goes to…

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15- ELAINE HOLLANDER- you win!  please email me and I will send you your $10 vouchah which could come in handy next week... just sayin'

Timestamp: 2013-09-06 17:24:22 UTC

 

Now da winnah for CONTRIBUTIN’ last week ($10 in bella bucks goes to….)

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2-Margo you win!  please email me and I will send your VOUCHAH!

Timestamp: 2013-09-06 17:26:07 UTC

Our theme this week was a SKETCHYPOO

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OK let’s see what our baberoonis came up with shall we?

Angelabella used KING OF THE CANDY CANES

Angelabella used KING OF THE CANDY CANES

Danabella used THE WAY YOU MOVE

Danabella used THE WAY YOU MOVE

I am a moronabella and featured Cath’s card LAST week instead of this week.  hmph.  Bear with me.. Im hungry LOL

Cathabella used SCRIBBLE GARDEN

Cathabella used SCRIBBLE GARDEN

Marybella used UPTOWN GIRL AUDREY

Marybella used UPTOWN GIRL AUDREY

 

 

Regabella used PARKER THE PIGGY

Regabella used PARKER THE PIGGY

Gorgeous BABEROONI work!!

 

And now for da SISTAHOOD

Leslie used UPTOWN GIRL AUDREY

Leslie used UPTOWN GIRL AUDREY

Lynn used GRILLAFELLA

Lynn used GRILLAFELLA

Violet used SANTA'S BIRDHOUSE

Violet used SANTA’S BIRDHOUSE

Gorgeousness or what?   BUT WHERE ARE ALL OUR SISTAH PLAYAHS?  It’s time to dust of da stamps and participate! ya HEAR ME?  LOL

Next week’s theme to use CIRCLES on your card.. make a background… use a template.. use a die.. go crazy sistahs!  I wanna see more cards!!

 

Mwah to da sistahs who have one TOOTSIE on da scale and ONE piece of cake in DA MOUTH

*** DON”T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT HERE FOR BOTH A CHANCE TO WIN GLORIA ANDDDD TO WIN $10 IN A VOUCHAH FOR COMMENTING!***

Em

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Sneaky PEEKY 2

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45-DENIMO you win!
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Timestamp: 2013-09-13 23:38:59 UTC

 

So I have another uptownie up my sleeve but today I am SO in the mood to introduce you to our new line by our very own Christine Grove.  She came up with the name and the concept and I have wanted a line like this FOR YEARS.. and so have all of you :).. I promise!  Christine’s illustrations are magical… sometimes I think we live in the same head.. LOL.  The line will be called the “SENIOR-itas”.. get it? lol.. I love the name and I love this line.. SO. VERY. MUCH.

This image was born through the quote.  I loved this quote SOOO much and gave it to Christine and *POOF* Dolores the senior-ita was born.  Wanna meet her?  She is VERY determined.  She would be great for graduation , goodbye, uplifting, friendship.. she can be used for anything!

Ok so without further ADOOOOOOOOO

Meet Dolores da SENIOR-ita

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I am OVERWHELMED with the comments on the post below.. keep them coming…  It makes my heart sing!  Let me know what you think of her in a comment and you have a chance to win her!

Mwah to da sistahs who feel like DOLORES

Em

Oh and while you’re here.. post a comment on our Bellarific friday post 2 posts down for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.. just sayin’ it may come in handy 🙂

SNEAKY PEEEKY day 1

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55- NADINE WHITE you win!! please email me with subject line "BRYNN WINNAH"  and your snail mail address and I will send her to you!	

Timestamp: 2013-09-13 23:35:02 UTC

 

Hiya sistahs.. told ya I was back 🙂

OK so I am starting off the sneak peeks this week with an UPTOWNIE.. we all love our uptownies, don’t we?

Elaineabella has coloured all the new release images.  Meet UPTOWN GIRL BRYNN has a BABY SHOWER

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Whatcha think?

Wanna win her when the release is up and live?   LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and I will pull for the winnahs next week…

Enjoy sistahs!  see ya tomorrow 🙂

Em

you ready to meet our new artist? and anothah SNEAKY PEEKY?

Sistahs,

I am SOOO excited with the reception of this new upcoming release.  You have no idea.  This release has totally mojoFIED me.. if that makes any sense.. been just going with the flow.. feeling museless of late and then when I saw this artwork and when I “met ” this artist, all I can tell you is that my “world changed”.  As dramatic as this sounds, it is the truth.  So much can be read into someone’s art and when I saw Christine’s art, I *knew* I had to “meet” her.. does that make sense?  It is so amazing that someone who never met me would trust me with their babies.  Aside from my “name” in the industry, I so appreciate every opportunity that comes by me.  There is a reason for everything and I firmly believe in that. do you?

When Christine and I started corresponding, it felt like we “shared a brain”.. it was crazy!  So I asked her to join me in this adventure and from then on we were instantly bonded.  for REALS.  I miss her if I don’t hear from her for one day..LOL…  and I ended my emails with “thelma” and she ended hers with “Louise” and then I forgot who I was and she forgot who she was so we both became “thlouise”.. LOL and the rest is history.

The theme of this release is hope, humor and dreams… This is just what I needed at this point in my life.. I have just been slumpy.  I don’t know why.. no reason.. just blah.  but SISTAHS?  I ain’t no BLAH no MO’… I’m BACKKKK.  with a VENGEANCE.. and I thank you all for sticking by me!

So without further ADO.. here is Christine’s Bio.. I really suggest you read it and not SKIM… it so explains who she is and I think it is SO important to understand who she is to understand her amazing art.

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Hello! My name is Christine Grove and I am a children’s book illustrator. I
currently live in Georgia with my two great kids (I know everyone says that but
they really,really are the best kids ever.)  I love making a home, gardening
(I’m new and haven’t killed anything yet. Woot!) and laughing with the kids til milk threatens to spill out of our noses-or Dr. Pepper since I am a die hard fan. So drawing…it’s like a thing I HAVE to do. There aren’t many times in a day when I am not thinking about it, talking about it or actually working on illustrations. Thank God my kids are patient with me.

I started out working in ink and watercolors but over this past year I have
slowly taught myself digital painting. I’m a reluctant digital painter… it was
at the suggestion of my agent that I forced myself to learn. And guess what? I
love it! I love it like I never thought I would. So, alot of my most recent work
is digitally painted. My paint brushes are a little jealous. But I just remind
them how much I still love them and it usually works out okay.

To date I have five children’s books published. My first, Esme’s Egg, was
released fall of last year. The other four have not been released yet (which
means I can’t say much) and I can’t wait til they come out!

If I had to pick what I like best about illustration I’d have to say it’s the
characters. I ADORE creating characters. They develop somewhere in the depths of
my (creative ADHD) brain and are kind enough to let me get to know them. I enjoy
each one of their personalities and often wish they could hop off the page and
join me at the drawing table. If they could I’d bet they’d know a joke or two.
Or maybe some one-liners. I really like those.

I really hope you like my art. I am SO EXCITED to be designing for
Stampingbella! I’m pretty sure Emily is the other half of my brain. She totally
gets me and my silly illustrations. I hope they make you giggle a little bit out
loud. And if so, don’t stifle the giggle! Let it out. Those things are
contagious…makes the world a better place.

If you are interested, I’d like to invite you to keep up with my most current
work at www.facebook.com/ChristineGroveIllustration and on my blog
http://sunshinehillstudio.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there!

Ok So now that we have introducted our GHOST artist LOL.. let’s introduce another character shall we?

Sometimes you just need to appreciate the little things in life right?  Sometimes you just need to encourage someone and just step back from a situation to just realize how lucky you really are right?

Having said that, I must introduce you to TALLULAH in her TUTU.  She is so large but has a little tutu and a little balloon.. she also needs to appreciate the little things no? Yes!

so here she is without any shame.. proud of WHO. SHE. IS.

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I just love the quote I found for her.  Just perfect.

Image was coloured by ELAINEABELLA.

Sooooo?  wanna win TALLULAH?  I just like saying TALLU-LA.. LOL

Leave a comment here for a chance to win her.  And please please welcome Christine AKA my Thlouise to the Stamping Bella family.  She is reading every comment.. so no pressure. LOL

Mwah to da sistahs who wanna be named TALLULAH. lol

Em

Who’s ready for anothah SNEAKY PEEKY?? hmmmm?

Sistahs.. when I saw Parker the superpiggy I almost fainted.  Literally.  His smug little expression.  Parker feels like he can do it all!  He is great for masculine cards, children’s cards.. people who you think are just SUPER.. people who think they can’t achieve what they are striving for.. who need encouragement.. because if THIS little piggy CAN fly (which he can, by the way.  I’ve seen him in ACTION).. then Anyone can achieve ANYTHING they set their hearts to achieve.  This little pig says a lot.  He is telling you to NEVER. SAY. NEVER.  capiche?  You listening to me sistahs?

Try NOT to faint when you see this little face and hooves, but if you do.. I totally get it.  LOL

parkerpiggy

Coloured by our very own Elaineabella

I just look at him and giggle LOL.

I am gonna stamp him in my journal just to remind me NEVER to give up 🙂

So … you lovey him?  Leave a comment here and you have a chance to win him.. leave a comment on ANY of the release images and you have a chance to win

Mwah to da sistahs who NEVAH say NEVAH

Em

how about another chicklet? NEW SNEAK!

So sistahs?  I am LOVING the response so far on the cutie patooties I have been introducing.. You are gonna FALL IN LOVE with this artist.. I promise… Not only is she SO talented but we have bonded beyond believe.. and a synergy like this = AMAZING creations… we are already working on our next one!  Sigh.. I love art.  I love illustrations.. this just makes me SO. Very. HAPPY.  I hope it puts a smile to your face too 🙂

So you wanna win a HOT CHICK?   A hot chick you ASKKKK?  Well of course, everyone needs a HOT CHICK in their collection.  Especially this one.  I think we can all relate to her in one way or anothah *wink wink nudge nudge poke poke*…

Ok ready?

here she is in all her glory.. I don’t think she meant to post for this shot but our artist couldn’t resist sketching her without her seeing 😉  so don’t tell her that her photo may go VIRAL n’k? (i mean if she would have known, perhaps she woulda put on a cuter pair of undies? LOL)

Meet Helga the HOT CHICK

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(image coloured by ELAINEABELLA)

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win her :).. you can post on any of the blog posts featuring a new image for a chance to win!

Mwah to da sistahs who don’t sweat the small stuff 🙂

Em

 

ok fine.. LOL= ANOTHER SNEAKY PEEKY

here’s another sneaky peeky.. but don’t let it LEAKY.. ok you can tell your friends…

Since Stamping Bella is all about da SISTAHOOD.. celebrating and UNITING women all around the world, it is only NECESSARY to have a CHICK line.. no? LOL

Ok another sneak peek from our mystery artist who will be released soon…

meet CHICKS RULE..

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hehehe.. GIRL POWER no?  This would be a card to send to any friend.. to show them how strong they are or have been, to support them.. or just to say hello.

Wanna win her?  For a chance, place a comment on this post and winners will be chosen on release day!

If you wanna win MIMI, place a comment on the post below for a chance

Mwah to da sistahs who consider themselves CHICKLETS

This image was coloured by our very own ELAINEABELLA

Em