Card Samples

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



  1. Jovi says:

    I really like the Minivanabella… but it’s probably the only kind of minivan I would own… lol. I like the kiddo hanging on to mommy’s leg…

    Emily another great Bella!

  2. Beth says:

    Love the minivanabella! I need it to send to all my girlfriends with small children! Keep ’em comin’!

  3. AmyR says:

    Oh I LOVE minivanabella!!!! It’s just PERFECT!!!! WAH! WHY do you keep adding all these fab stamps???!!!!!????? I want them ALL!!!

  4. Tonie S says:

    Oh they just keep getting more fabulous! You go girl!
    Love the minivanbella!


  5. natanya says:

    Hey Sistahaddictabella heh up theh!!!!!
    I looooove all your stamps, and they do just keep getting better. I want to just lie on my bed with all your rubbah around me!!! It would make me so happy(and of course some glittah).

  6. Beth says:

    Oh MY GAWD! I wish that I had seen this one before I ordered last week! That is me (two times ovah!)…..

    I cannot wait to justify this order – just another day like today will do it!

    (mom to 5 with one on the way)…

  7. Ya know, those “other” stamping blogs, with the stamping and the cards and the techniques…same old, same old. But here at Emily’s stamping blog it’s all about TALKING about stamping and cards and techniques.
    I LOVE reading your blog, Emily, it is so very entertaining and personable!

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