WELCOME TO BLOGABELLA

YOU JUST WANNA SMOOSH THEM

and then EAT them.. and then LOVE them.. and then HUG them.  YUP.  Things people think, I just SAY..LOL

Welcome to Tiddly Ink’s new world of HUGGABUGGS… They are to DIE for cute and really a labor of love between Christy and I.  I LOVEY you Christy!

Christy is giving some blog candy.. some original prints of the HUGGABUGGS.. Like I said, you will need to collect them all.. and there are more to come!!

WANNA WIN ALL 8 HUGGABUGGS? Just make a little comment in the comment section and I will pick a winner by Friday!

you can find them all in Tiddly Inks’ section or what’s new.  Here’s a FABULOSO sample that the BESTEST NICKABELLA made

COULD YOU NOT EAT THIS HUGGABUGG ?  LOVE HER

COULD YOU NOT EAT THIS HUGGABUGG ? LOVE HER

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MILES the DRAGONFLY HUGGABUGG

LUNA the Moth HUGGABUGG

LOVEY HUGGABUGG

FLUEY HUGGABUGG

BUZZY HUGGABUGG

FLUTTERBY HUGGABUGG

MONARCH HUGGABUGG

SNAILY HUGGABUGG

don’t forget to post a comment to win all 8 HUGGGGGGGGS

Mwah to da sistahs who lovey my buggies

Em

we have been thinking and thinking and thinking

you get the picture.. LOL.  We decided at Stamping Bella to help out our sistahs all over the world and help you save wherever we can.  SOOOOOO we have developed the Anytime Anywhere $4.99 shipping for orders over $50.  Yup, you heard right.. you order any time (24/7), and we will ship anything anywhere for that one price!  Kinda like “subsidized shipping” where we share the costs.. Shipping from Canada is quite pricey but we know what everyone is going through financially and how unsteady the economy is so this is our way to help.  Free shipping will be very rare now as this constant program will replace it.  There is no time limit, no code to enter.. if your order is entered and over $50, you will have the Bella shipping special offered as an option.. choose that and we pay the rest!

We hope this helps.. especially before the holidays 🙂

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE the number $4.99

Em

Bidniss Bidniss and mo’ BIDNISS

helllllooo my sistahs!

hope you all had a great day. We had fun at da bella’s today.. I finally had a moment to upload most of the GARTER ribbon collection which is PHENOMALICIOUS.. different widths and colours.. YUMMM!!!

I also received a very limited quantity of new nestabilities!  I have the Large Labels, small labels, labels one and labels two! Also received the nested flowers and nested birds.. YUM! you can find them all in the “what’s new” section

We have also created a new card kit.. monochromatic and beautiful.  Great for gifts!  More colors to come tomorrow

I hope you will enjoy the new goodies 🙂  We are always up to something  (we are in the midst of working on a whole new project) and stay tuned for Nov. 24th!  We will be releasing a new small line of the CUTEST stamps evah!

Mwah to da sistahs who can’t wait 🙂

Em

Artist Trading Card album.. but you can call it A.T.C. for short

Ever have one of those “light bulb moments”.. when you look at something and then realize you can use it for a multitude of things?  I have those ALLLLL THE TIME.

here’s a little blurb about ATCs which I thought was interesting.

Artist Trading Cards (A.T.C.) are individual art miniatures which pass hand to hand. Some sources have credited M. Vänçi Stirnemann, who began trading sessions in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1997, as popularizing ATCs in the modern era, although modern ATC’s can be traced back to portrait miniatures and to a kind of business card popular with Impressionistic era artists.

Artists have produced miniatures for trade or self-promotion in many eras and places, and the current trend is thus part of this larger context. Historically there were few standard rules or guidelines to art trading cards, and many variances in sizes can be seen in older cards. The standardization in size of baseball cards is credited with creating the standardization in size for art cards. Today the only rule for these cards is their 2.5 by 3.5 inch size (64 x 89 mm), same as baseball cards and collectible card games. There are, however, certain conventions usually observed by those who make and trade these cards, such as the expectation that they be traded, not sold, and that they be created as unique works or small limited editions of prints. Artists generally sign and date the back, and may also include a title and contact information. For many, the face-to-face trading session is considered an integral part of the concept, although others find each other via the internet and trade by mail.

Artist Trading Cards are typically made on a base of card stock. However, ATCs have been created on metal, stiffened fabric, plastic, clay, glass, balsa wood, leather, embroidery canvas, acetate, heavy watercolor paper, and many other materials. The art on the cards can be done in any media: pencils, watercolors, acrylic, oil, collage, scratch board, mixed media,assemblage, digital art, calligraphy, beadwork, rubber stamps, carved soft block stamps, pen and ink, colored pencil, airbrush, pastels, and many others – anything artists use.

Another great thing about ATC’s is that you can use them as card fronts.. they are ready to layer and put on your card!

So now we get to wonderful storage.. .OMG.. you know me and storage.. we are BFFFFF”s

I LOOOVE this book… it’s called the QUEEN’s COLLECTION and I have another style as well!

but of course I bought this one for myself cuz of the colors and the attitude *winks*

This is the closed album with several of my colored "ATC's"

This is the closed album with several of my colored "ATC's"

Here it is opened to the first page and shows you all different size card fronts inserted in there

Here it is opened to the first page and shows you all different size card fronts inserted in there

What’s really great about this system is (a) it is pretty to look at.. I take it everywhere with me! Second of all, the refills are PHENOM quality.. all sewn and the reinforcements are made of muslin fabric.. PHENOM!

here's what it looks opened.. shows the refills

here's what it looks opened.. shows the refills

Another great thing about this is that you can fit full cards in there for storage, you can put your card pieces in there (I love to color so while I am watching tv I color and then I put them in the book so when I am ready to make a card, I pull what I need out!)

You can “grow” with this book and add pages.. each insert refill comes with a post.. GREAT!  I also put my receipts in here… ya know the ones I don’t wanna show anyBUDDY? LOL

here it is opened showing different sizes and a full card!

here it is opened showing different sizes and a full card!

Did I mention I love this thing???? OMG.. LOOOOVE IT.

Hmph.

I’m in love with a BOOK.

An ATC BOOK.

Mwah to da sistahs who MUST HAVE/NEED this booky

Em

and the winner is….

I asked Ruby to choose a number from 1-263 and she chose #17 so…. Sarah Armstrong, you are DA WINNAH! Email me your info and I will send over your $50 voucher! Happy shopping!!

Another “nugget” of info is that I have not been well for the last few days.. my throat has been terrible where I can’t swallow and just feverish and plain old blechy.. I was convinced that I had strep throat.. so off I went to the clinic and if anyone knows me.. i don’t go to doctors unless I am CRAWLING on the floor..LOL.  SO the doctor looks in my throat and says.. “do you have kids”?  I say “yes”.. she says you have HAND FOOT MOUTH DISEASE!!! OMG.. isn’t that a 4 year old disease? I Ask?? she says YES and it is rare in adults.. of course ONLY ME… between my 95 year old Diverticulitis and my 4 year old HAND FOOT MOUTH disease, I am about 64 years old on paper..LOLOL.  She still took a strep swab but for now there is nothing I can do but rest (ya whatever) and rinse with this gargly stuff… I have been banned from the BOOOTIQUE for the last 2 days.. Ryan told me to STAY HOME.. can you believe?  SO here I am reading magazines and struggling as to whether I should go in or not.. I won’t I won’t don’t worry!

On another note.. We will be having a big release of a new line of stamps on Nov 24th!! THey are the CUTEST stamps evah.. I know my sistahs will totally freak out.. I actually GUARANTEE IT!

We are actually having a SCRAPBOOKING stamp launch at the boootique tomorrow from 1-4.. Light refreshments, make and takes… LOTS of FUN!! These stamps have NOT been seen before and will be “appearing” soon on the website 🙂

Mwah to da sistahs who will come and join us tomorrow and YES I will be there 🙂

Em

TACK IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again

Sistahs

don’t forget to leave a comment by friday here for a $50 gift certificate to DA BOOOOOTIQUE!

I discovered another way to store da stamps!  LOOOVE this!

you use Aleene’s Tack It Over which is a removable GLOO

Prepare your rubbah naked stamp, a paint brush or foam brush.. I use my fingahs.. shhh don't tell

Prepare your rubbah naked stamp, a paint brush or foam brush.. I use my fingahs.. shhh don't tell

Dip da brush into da GLOO

Dip da brush into da GLOO

brush da GLOO on da RUBBAH

brush da GLOO on da RUBBAH

Let da GLOO dry.. it goes on white and dries clear.. once clear you can place on your acrylic block and ready to peel on and off!

Let da GLOO dry.. it goes on white and dries clear.. once clear you can place on your acrylic block and ready to peel on and off!

place it in the new STAMPBOOK!

place it in the new STAMPBOOK!

see how thin it is?  I WISH I WASSSSSSS hmph

see how thin it is? I WISH I WASSSSSSS hmph

GUESSSS WHOOOOOO?

GUESSSS WHOOOOOO?

The stamp books are PHENOM.. I LOOOOVE THEM!! They fit in a craft binder by Cropper Hopper which I find TRES bulky.. so I would carry them loose or put them through a big binder ring 🙂

Mwah to da sistahs who wanna look like a stamp book 🙂

Em


just another manic monday and a little BLOG candy for da SWEET TOOF

Sistahs, do you remember the BANGLES?  I LOVED manic monday!!

It has been a whirlwind of a weekend!  We ran around all over the place for a change.. went to scope out a VERY interesting show in Toronto called the National Women’s show and we will be participating in this show next year.  It was a wonderful array of vendors from food to exercise to product.. YUM! so we went to do some scoopage and walked out doing a little DAMAGE!

Koopeh Garlic Twist Chopper

of course I had to buy this garlic chopper.. so cute and with a TWIST of DA WRIST you can chop chop chop!  WIll I ever use it you ask?  I Hope so..LOL.. well at least RYAN hopes so!!

Also saw a WONDERFUL new exercise machine that works on vibrations… 15 minutes on this BABY and you lose inches and cellulite.. was 2 SECONDS close to joining the gym that carries this machine..LOL

Then bought some vitamins, ate some yogurt and VOILA, the day was ovah!

Yesterday we took the kids to see Madagascar 2.. OMG.. it was HILARIOUS.. Ryan and I loved it more than the kids! If you have little kidlets, I recommend you take them ASAP!

That was it for the weekend.. getting chillier by the second..  how’s the weather at your neck of the woods?  HUH??

On the BIDNISS side.. things are CRAZY .. we have LOTS of IDEARS that seem to be coming to fruition so you will alll be soooo very happy! Between Scrapping Bella coming alive and this new little venture we may be doing, I will have VERY HAPPY SISTAHS indeed (always wanted to use that word and never had DA opportunity)

We will definitely be posting more samples and tutorials as the weeks progress to get your juices FLOWING.

So NOW for the blog candy… $50 gift certificate to bella’s store if you place a comment and tell ME what you did this weekend

 

Mwah to da sistahs who did SOMETHING this weekend

Em

YUMMMO-Hanging block and AWESOME new website

Hellllooo Sistahs!

You know that we are starting to create some stamps for scrapbooking for our soon to come website.. In the interim, I am having a BLAST with Jessica Rose creating some new concepts and ideas for the new site and for some new stamps!

So here is a little sample of what Nicky and I have done with our LIMELIGHT HANGING BLOCK.  I AM IN LOVE with this stamp… the chandelier is so wonky… LOVE IT!  It is sooo versatile.. you can stamp it in a row on top of your scrapbook page to just add that little OOOOOMPH.. now I want you all to say it “OOOOOOMMMMMPHHHHHHH” (bet you’re all saying it 🙂 )

Take a looky at my page.. notice the lamps on the top left?  a picture from DA CROOZ and a nestibility popped on the bottom left and my graffiti on the right (white gel pen will be available tomorrow – along with gold and silver).. it’s an amazing idea cuz you can use it in any layout as a “chalkboard”!  LOOOVE IT.. I used my ruby red bonbons and Quickutz NUTMEG font.. cute no?

NOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW take a looky at what the brilliant and TALENTED Nickabella did with the same stamp!

YUUUMMMMM-O!

Now for my next NUGGET of information (my old boss used to make fun of me all the time when I said something “brilliant”… he would look at me and say “YET ANOTHER NUGGET”.. LOL)

You must RUN.. not walk.. not trot, not jog, not stroll but RUN to PAPERCRAFT PLANET .  This is a NEW amazing social community for papercrafters!! what could be bettah?  Facebook for US!! LOL on the “us”.. cuz WE are different ya know.  Join the Bella Sistahs group.. we are gonna have LOADS of fun.  Our little talented and amazing Shannan Teubner (I call her STOOBY) will be the HOSTESS with da MOSTESS and she’s DA BOSS there.. and she has LOTS up her sleeve for fun!

so MWAHHHH to da sistahs who will JOIN da new PLANET.. Papercraft planet that is 🙂

Em

LAST DAY for FREEEE SHIPPING SISTAHS (oh and a new product)

HELLLO??? ANYBODY THERE????  Should I go back to addressing my posts to my 4 friends or do I have more?  hmmmmm????????? Well, if you are MY FRIEND, show me that you are here!! COME ON…… Ok, enough guilt

I just happened to “stumble” upon this product :).. Thank you Carrol!! (carrol is my source of new and upcoming things even though she doesn’t think so *winks*).  Ok, I am OBSSESSED with MANY things.. MANY things as you know and adhesive is one of the many.  I am always on the lookout for new items (so if anyone wants to share, write a comment..LOL)

Ok, so Carrol brought this in and I fell in love with it!  I am always looking for a great embellishment adhesive and this seems to be PHENOM

What Microdots is, is a sheet of teeny tiny weeny winy little PERMANENT adhesive dots!

you place your embellishment, whether pearl, bauble, bonbon, even shaped paper or punches and press it onto the teeny tiny weeny winy dots

once you “PEEL” your embellishment off, you are left with a “blank spot” on your adhesive sheet so you know EXACTLY what has been used!  Now is that BRILLIANT OR WHAT?

VOILA!  ooey gooey glooey.. WITHOUT the ooey gooey glooey!! ( If anyone heard me speak and DIDN”T KNOW ME?  they would NEVAH think I was university educated.. LOL.. )

Who likey’s DA GLOOEY??? HMMMMM-ey?

Mwah to da sistahs who WILL POST A COMMENT

Em

and FREE SHIPPING CONTINUES 8d43d7 (case sensitive)

Until Nov 4th!!!! all around the world minimum order is $45

SISSSSSTAHS!!!!  First I need to have you click on the next two links.. All the cruisin’ sistahs who were out and about on the 11th floor at the midnight buffet will remember these songs.. I am IN LOOOVE with them and Ryan blasted them in the store and nicky, Ryan and I were LINE DANCING.. ME??? LINE DANCING???ahem.. a little bit prettier a sight than me on the DUNE BUGGY but not that much prettier.. our UPS lady Donna walked in to this spectacle LOLOL

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it’s DA SLIDDDDE … the CHACHA SLIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE…

A lot of sistahs have been asking me about my inside out stamps..I think I am gonna have to rename them..LOL.. cuz even I don’t understand it by its name.  Basically the inside out stamps include a LARGE stamp for your focal image.. and a MINI stamp that can be used in many ways.. on the inside corner of your card, to dress up your envelope, to make a tag.. to use on the back of the card etc.. look at Nicky’s FABBBBBBBBBBBBBBB samples.. I am in LOVE .. with a WEED… a DANDELION WEED

Clean and Elegant! That's NICKABELLA! you can see the mini dandelion on the corner of the envelope and on the tag!  LOVVVE them! Colored and glittered of course!

Clean and Elegant! That's NICKABELLA! you can see the mini dandelion on the corner of the envelope and on the tag! LOVVVE them! Colored and glittered of course! and I don't have a picture but the mini was stamped inside the card on the bottom right corner 🙂

you can find the dandelion bunches here! colored with the famous LYRA colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits 🙂

Here’s another beautiful sample from a sketch Nicky said she saw but she is unable to give credit so if ANYONE reading this blog has created this sketch please tell us!!

this card features our  Gerbera in vase

and the STUNNING new Basic Grey Urban Prairie Collection including BLUEBIRD and HAYFIELD and tropical algae baubles

now check out the backof the card using the mini one! could you faint? LOL.. I know I am a bit DRAMATIC.. The card looks BEEEYOOTIFUL from behind.. ahem.. err… unlike someone I know (me)..LOL

and now for DA BOYZZZZZZZZZZZZ  Cuz I am sure I have a HUGE male readership.. (Hi Ryan!)

I just LOVE this Jessica Rose stamp called TOOLTIME. it is SOOO versatile! Already have a few more samples in my head!  I used silver dotted American Craft paper (sold out) and this wonderful 7 Gypsies MEASUREMENT paper where I just cut out one of the rulers and put it underneath my main layer..   Also used my Grey Copics for the toolZ and my burnt honey bonbons and underNEATH da bonbons I put Tim Holtz WASHERS as a base

Nothin’ like a little eye candy and dance moves for the weekend!

MWAH TO DA SISTAHS who are doing da SLIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE

Em

P.S. the blog candy winnah is #97!  Thank you all for participating!  YOU ARE GOING TO RECEIVE 3 Jessica Rose AMAZING stamps!  Please email me directly