WELCOME TO BLOGABELLA

da WINNAHS and da NEW CHALLENGE

Hiya sistahs!!

Sorry I have been MIA.. I was sick yesterday (1st day off in 4 years..LOL) and still not 100% but surviving!

Here are the winners for the contest!

JAMIE MORRIS: your gorgeous card using “missmatch ketto” has won!! I will be sending you a 10$ bella bucks reward! Mwah sistah and thank you for contributing!

and da winnah of the peanut gallery is number 12!

  1. Sue Says:
    Ok that’s it I’m going home and carding all weekend. What a bunch of beautiful cards.

Ryan chose this winnah so Sue, please email me ASAP and I will send you your reward!

Now here is the next challenge

This was out of the IN STYLE MAGAZINE.. another inspiring piece from when we drove to Boston…LOL.  I just LOVED this image.. the colors and the roses!!  So the challenge is using these colors.. any combo AND YOU MUST INCLUDE a FLOWER on the card.. OK? LOL.. this challenge is due APRIL 17th as we will be away as of tomorrow until Sunday.. we are going to Montreal to be with our families for the holidays (pending my health of course!)..  rules are you must send me the card as a jpeg to emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday April 16th 5:00pm EST

I hope you have LOTSA fun with this challenge 🙂 I know I will! and if I don’t blog beforehand, I wish all my sistahs a very happy and healthy holiday!

but before I gooooo, let’s take a looky at what our Babes have been up to!

Nickabella: has full instructions on her blog on how to make her Happy Flowers card!  YUMMMY AND GORGEOUS!!

Danabella: has an amazing card using our triple decker presents.. LOVE THAT CARD!

Karenabella: used the ALL CRACKED UP huggabugg… checkout that sparkle.. YUMMMMM!!!

Lindabella made the cutest beerafella cards for her twin boys’ birthdays.. GOOD LUCK WITH DA “RENO LINDA!!

Paulabella (aka ANGELBELLA) made a stunning card using bella blvd paper and WASABI KETTO oh and baubles.. isn’t she DEEVINE?

so whatcha thinky of DA EYE CANDEEEEEEE?

lots of (((((HUGSSSS))))))) and SMOOOOOOCHES to da sistahs

Mwah!

Em

Bellarific Friday in DA HOUSSSSSE!!!

can you say BELLA (chorus chimes in BELLLLA).. RIFFIC (chorus chimes in RIFFFFIC)  fridayyy (chorus chimes in FRIIIIIDAY)… Heyyyyy HOOOOO.. ok.. I am a loser, and I BET you kinda chimed in and sang with me..no? LOL

Well da SISTAHS have again OUTDONE themselves in this Friday’s challenge.. I just LOOOVE Bellarific Fridays (but I don’t love them so much on Thursday night when I am loading..LOL)..

I hope you all had a great week sistahs.. we were busy over here.. went to visit Ketto and blabbed and bought some goodies.. will post the pictures next week!

Bellarific Fridays seem to be getting more and more popular and I just LOOOVE seeing the entries.. the similarities.. the differences, paper used, choice of stamps… OMG.. I am in my own Bella Heaven here and feel so LUCKY that you feel like using my stamps and are inspired!  MWAHHHHH!!!!

Ok, let’s see what our Bellarific babes were up to in this challenge…hmmmmmm.. I don’t think you will be disappointed!

Here was the challenge colors!

Nickabella made a GORGEOUS card and a scallopy gorgeous layout using our Happy Flowers stamp.. I just love that stamp.. and it comes in a mini too.. it makes a beautiful set if you stamp the large one as the focal point on your card, and then stamp and color the mini on the inside bottom corner and then stamp it on the envelope … YUM! even stamp the mini on the back of your card and sign your name under it.. can you TELL I LOVE MY STAMPS WITH MINIS???? lol (not screaming.. just trying to make a point 🙂 )

Danabella– has been ONE BIZZY BABE!!! Wait til you check out her blog if you haven’t already!  in this challenge she used MISSMATCH ketto.. and our sentiment (which is one of my faves).. What a GORGEOUS card and oops I forgot the BONBONS on the top right.. I will nevAH forget when karen and Dana came in and got those bonbons in their hot little hands..let’s just say there was LOTS of SQUEALIN’ goin on..LOL.  I f you check out Dana’s earlier posts.. you will se an AMAZING card using Krista’s flowers, a border (not online yet but will be shortly) and billybootabella!! LOOOVE THEM!!


Jenabella has been very busy she used CHARLOTTE ketto in this week’s challenge.. isn’t it gorgeous? You know Jen and her layouts! fantastic! and of course our sassy sentiment! you should also check out Jen’s previous posts where she made 2 gorgeous cards using BEEDAY huggabugg and POPPY bittybloom.  Just gorgeous!

Karenabella who I must say made my WEEKEND when she came into my classroom in Boston and surprised me!!  I got BIG smooches and HUGGGSSS (I miss you karen!!) and She brought me 2 little hello kitty mint tins.. is that LOVE or what!?  MWAH sistah!!! Back to Bidniss (lol). Karen used IVY ketto and this sentiment.. Ivy is so graceful isn’t she? now if I SAT ON THAT BRANCH.. hmph.  How gorgeous is this card??? Karen has also been a very busy bella.. she made a GORGEOUS card using Rollanda Ketto.. I am so annoying in the store cuz I keep saying ROLLLLLLLLLLLanda… LOL and then I finish off by saying “GET IT? she’s on ROLLLLLLLER skates” and customers just ROLLLLLLL their eyes at me..LOL.. if you look further down, you will see a STUNNING card using our flower bottles (comes with a mini too) and another card using stella needs a prezzie!  is that cute or what?!

Lindabella made a gorgeous card for this challenge!  she used the ever so popular MISSMATCH ketto and the feeling groovy sentiment. How well does that image match with the sentiment? LOL.. and the coloring?! triple hmph.. extraordinaire!  Linda has also been a very biZzy babe!! she made the most PHENOMALICIOUS card using my flowery weeds and my dandelion bunches.. OMG.. look where her imagination took her?!  And she is right!  we have SOOO many beautiful flowers.. take a looky and see where YOUR imagination takes you!!  You will also see one of her cards using stella with an olive on top.. stella IS an older version of my Linda..LOL!  excellent job Linda as usual!

moniquabella has been VEHERRRY bizzy too!  she made a stunning card for this challenge! she used Krista’s Flowers (one of my favoritest stamps evah).. it’s so colorful and versatile.. love this card and layout!  She also used this sentiment (so generic and great!) moniquabella has also graced us with her presence today! I love when she comes in and flits all about.. makes me happy!  monique has also been SOOO bizzy and made a gorgeous card on her blog  using our flowery weeds, our string of pearl baubles and this sentiment! gorgeous!  Monique also made the cutest card with mommy and baby cupcake and our new bella blvd paper that we ran out of but quickly reordered and should be in soon and this sentiment

Take a looky at what PAULABELLA has been working on!  for this challenge she used Krista’s flowers too! are they not gorgeous?! and the coloring! YUMMO!!!! and that background paper? double yummo! Paula also made a GORGEOUS card using chichiboulie’s EVA BLOOM.. you can find the gorgeous card here and another piece of art here! she used the beautiful AGNES KETTO.. OMG.. have you ever?? are they not SPEC-FABULOUS? ( a COMPOUND word as Tyler would say)

Shannanabella made this card using suzette ketto.. YUMMALISH! and that sentiment?? one of my faves! PHENOM layout, EXCELLENT COLORING.. YUUUUMMMMMM!!!

and I used our wildflower trio for this card.. also used the new nestabilities PEONY.. it just makes a new look for a “circle” layer.. LOVE that nestability!! and the american crafts TARDY SLIP paper.. LOVE IT!!

Ok and you would think the above is ENOUGH?? NOOOOOO!!!! We have our SISTAHOOD who worked so hard and came out with PHENOM cards!! so sit back, relax and enjoy!

ava bellon using cakeabella!

ava bellon using cakeabella!

paper purse and mini card with Charlotte Ketto!

Barb Wesley's paper purse and mini card with Charlotte Ketto!

brenda martin using Agnes Ketto!

brenda martin using Agnes Ketto!

carolyn orgar using IVY KETTO!

carolyn orgar using IVY KETTO!

cat spicer using Balloonabella!

cat spicer using Balloonabella!

chris arthars using Maisy Ketto!

chris arthars using Maisy Ketto!

christy stanford using underwatergoddessabella with the sentiment!

christy stanford using underwatergoddessabella with the sentiment!

cindy aliff used Emmybella!

cindy aliff used Emmybella!

dawn barghorn using Tatianna KETTO!

dawn barghorn using Tatianna KETTO!

ebru vatansever using javabuggs!

ebru vatansever using javabuggs!

elaine knies with amimals CHICK STACK

elaine knies with amimals CHICK STACK

gaby duclos used beachabella!

gaby duclos used beachabella!

inge used BETTY BOMBSHELL!

inge groot used BETTY BOMBSHELL!

jamie morris used Missmatch KETTO!

jamie morris used Missmatch KETTO!

jami rudd using sistahoodabellas!

jami rudd using sistahoodabellas!

jane bracht using DAISYBELLA!

jane bracht using DAISYBELLA!

jen borjeson using CRUISABELLA!

jen borjeson using CRUISABELLA!

jennifer bradley using MAISY KETTO

jennifer bradley using MAISY KETTO

joanne basile using LOVEBEETLE huggabugg!

joanne basile using LOVEBEETLE huggabugg!

julee tillman using IVY KETTO!

julee tillman using IVY KETTO!

karen wilson using TATIANA KETTO!

karen wilson using TATIANA KETTO!

kimberley nath using LULU KETTO

kimberley nath using LULU KETTO

lesley using partygirlabella!

lesley using partygirlabella!

leslie good using turtle tots PICKING POSIES!

leslie good using turtle tots PICKING POSIES!

lisa thompson using Daisybella!

lisa thompson using Daisybella!

lori ann altiuk using SAKE KETTO

lori ann altiuk using GINGER KETTO

louise charlton using PHOEBE KETTO

louise charlton using PHOEBE KETTO

mandi morlan using CHARLOTTE KETTO

mandi morlan using CHARLOTTE KETTO

margaret dewitt using IPODABELLA

margaret dewitt using IPODABELLA

mary clark using PAPILLON KETTO

mary clark using PAPILLON KETTO

mindy scott CUPCAKEABELLA

mindy scott CUPCAKEABELLA

monika reek uses IMELDABELLA!

monika reek uses IMELDABELLA!

pat serrano using CRACKED UP HUGGABUGG

pat serrano using CRACKED UP HUGGABUGG

peg rounds using ARTISTABELLA!

peg rounds using ARTISTABELLA!

rebecca power using BRANCHING OUT OWLIES!

rebecca power using BRANCHING OUT OWLIES!

sarah pendergast using MARGARITA KETTO!

sarah pendergast using MARGARITA KETTO!

shaunna lasley using billboardabella!

shaunna lasley using billboardabella!

shelley weaver using BLINGABELLA

shelley weaver using BLINGABELLA

stephanie bonniot using PARTYGIRLABELLA!

stephanie bonniot using PARTYGIRLABELLA!

terri dodd using BEACHABELLA!

terri dodd using BEACHABELLA!

terri trotter earley using HIPPIECHICKABELLA!

terri trotter earley using HIPPIECHICKABELLA!

tracy cornhill using YOKO AND ONO KETTO!

tracy cornhill using YOKO AND ONO KETTO!

vicki burns using MISSMATCH KETTO!

vicki burns using MISSMATCH KETTO!

SISTAHSSSSS.. you have all outdone yourselves.  I cannot believe what you all came out with and I am SOOO VERRRY PROUD!! thank you all!  Now one of you will win $10 in bella bucks! and someone from the PEANUT GALLERY will win $10! so PLEASE place a comment.. tell me what you think.. tell me if you are inspired.. just talk to me!! LOL

Mwah to da sistahs who have made EMMYBELLA very very proud!

Em

back in the grind :) but a GOOD grind

SISTAHHHHHS!! I have missed you!!!

Boston is over and we are back.. we had such a PHENOM time… it was a LONNNNNG drive (8 hours) but we stopped in Albany and shopped and slept and then we were off to Framingham!  We met lots of new peeps and of course our old buddies.. ate well, shopped well, shmoozed well.. picked up lots of new customers.. a GREAT time was had by all!

So having been away and in a car for 6 kadrillion hours I had time for myself.. and you know what that means? aside from  irritating ryan for 5.8 kadrillion hours?  READING MAGAZINES.. my favorite pastimes!  I got to catch up on new makeup products (part of Ryan’s irritation), recipes, fashion, what trends to watch out for etc… basically the main thing I found (especially in INSTYLE magazine) was that the trend is BRIGHT COLORS… and I mean REHEALLY bright colors.. so we were quite “BANG ON” with this week’s challenge! (makes me giddy).  Sistahs, do NOT forget about this week’s challenge.. here’s a little reminder of the colors

for all the rules, check out my post here

I got GREAT inspiration for our challenges too!  I also cut this out cuz it makes me realize how BRILLIANT and AVANT GARDE nickabella is! LOL (she’ll kill me for saying that)

check out Nicky’s card here.. notice how she colored in the letters to coordinate with the card?

Now check out Isaac Mizrahi’s add in IN STYLE

see the title?? BRILLIANT I SAY :)

see the title?? BRILLIANT I SAY 🙂

whenever I look in the magazines, I also ALWAYS look at new gadgets, home furnishings etc.. and LOVED these two pages… don’t ask me why!

Aren’t they inspiring?  Well, I am off to the one of a kind show to BEGGGGG Ketto for more images..LOL.. hopefully it won’t take another 2 years.. just kiddinK..   Hope to be even MORE inspired and find MORE goodieZZZZ

Mwah to da sistahs who lovey da EYE CANDY and who will be sending me their submissions!

Em

a boston we will go.. a boston we will go

HIII HOOO THE DERRIO, a Boston we will go.

Ok, so I am still at the store.. done packing, done my show board.. everything cut.. my elves helped me sooo much ! Thank you Helen and Nicky and Dena and Ryan!  OMG.. without them?? well, I would rather not discuss.  Ryan and I will be leaving tomorrow for our lonnnnng trip!  I pity the man to sit with miss “ADD” who asks a KAJILLION times when we will get there.. but with a BIGG starbucks soy misto no foam, 3 sweet n lows (I know it’s bad for me.. shhh).. and my 678 magazines.. life will be GOOOOOD.  We will be seeing our friends Alma from the Cat’s Pajamas, Kim from My Favorite things, Karen Motz and Joanne Basile!!! soooo excited!  Reservations are made for dinner on friday night and I have a date at the American Girl store for *ahem* my little Jayden (as if.. we know it’s for me!)

So I will try to post throughout the weekend but I may not be able to so please forgive DA BELLA n’k?

Don’t for get to participate in next week’s BELLARIFIC challenge.. due April 2nd for Friday April 3d posting! One lucky contributor will win $10 in bella bucks and one commentator (peanut gallery) will win $10 too! So you HAVE to participate! Bella SAID SO.

Our April Calendar is UP! So please sign up for classes as theie is limited space!  Our Diannabella has gone back to school part time!  Congrats Di!  She will still be teaching IN BELLALAND nights and weekends! We are introducing Sindi to our team and she will be teaching day classes!  She is wonderfully talented and does phenom work so enjoy!

Let’s see before I leave if the bellarific babes have been up to anything YUMMY (they better have..LOL)

Danabella has been very bIzZy making 2 cards .. one using FROGGY KETTO and one using CRACKED UP HUGGABUGG.. LOOOVE THEM!

Karen-A-bella made an awesome card using Santa’s clothes a dryin!.. feeling a little chill!  LOL.. beeyootiful!

LindaBELLA made 2 phenom cards using row of ‘kinis and felix KETTO with a flower.. ARE THEY NOT STUNNING? and check out her copic storage on one of her posts..YUMMY!

Paulabella made 2 STUNNING cards using Kenya Ketto (shh.. she is one of my faves) and Lucy Ketto… are they not gorgeous?

Monique-abella made 2 gorgeous cards using Froggy Ketto and ROCKABELLA.. are they not simply luscious? (can you tell I am running out of adjectives? LOL)

shannan-ABELLA made a gorgeous card using patricia birthday cake.. Patricia is SOOO dainty.. EGGsactly like me..LOLOL.. Beautiful card Shannan!

That’s it before collapsing

Mwah to da sistahs WHO WILL NOT COLLAPSE and who will miss me so 🙂

Em

it’s MONDAY.. ho hum

well it was a GREAT weekend in Toronto sistahs.. Tyler, my almost 7 year old finally got the hang of BALANCE on his two wheeler!!  We were cheering and screaming and shouting!

a little WOBBLY at first

a little WOBBLY at first

we even had a little BOOBOO

we even had a little BOOBOO

but then we were GLIDINNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! and so very proud

but then we were GLIDINNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! and so very proud

how cool is HE?

how cool is HE?

now of course I cannot leave PRINCESS JAYDEN out….

that FACE??? smug as a BUG in a RUG

that FACE??? smug as a BUG in a RUG

So THAT was our day yesterday.. LOTS accomplished!

I am still BURIED in work.. only 3 more days to get things done for Boston on the weekend.. Ryan is busy trying to get everything printed for our catalogs.. nothing like CRUNCH time I tell ya!!!

Bellarific Friday was FAB-O last week! congrats!

Joanne Basile, you wil the $10 bella bucks card for your BEEEYOOOTIFUL CARD!!

now for the PEANUT GALLERY NUMBER 21 was chosen by Random integer!

so LINDA H! you win you BELLARIFIC BABE!

Now for the next challenge… DRUMROLL PLEASE…….  This will be due by THURSDAY APRIL 2nd with subject line BELLARIFIC FRIDAY APRIL 3d.. so you have EXTRA LONG to work on it 🙂

I AM IN LOVE witht this picture

that’s the challenge SISTAHS!!!
happy stamping and challenging while I CRUNCH.. I should be crunching my abs.. hmph

Mwah to da sistahs who FEEEEL MY PAINNNN

Em

Bellarific Friday is HEEEERE!

Morning sistahs!  I hope you had a great week.. I have no ideaR where this week has gone as I have been buried under papers and working very hard to complete everything I need to complete for our show in MASS. next week… nothing like CRUNCH TIME! This gives me flashbacks of when I was in university and pulled all nighters for every exam and paper I had to write…grrrr.. why is this the only way i can work? in chaos..and mess.. and time restrictions?? I will nevah change me thinks!

so here goes another TERRIFIC bellarific challenge!  sit back, relax and enjoy!

here was the challenge

Here are our bellarific babes in ACTION

nickabella has been hard at work and produced THE MOST phenomalicious card… I JUST LOVE Charlotte

Ketto.. she is so DEEVINE! and the layout? and the tiny flowers? and the colouring!  YUMMMM!

Diannabella has a YUMMALICIOUS layout in the same colors too! LOVE IT DIANNE!

shannanabella made a beautiful card using chichiboulie’s baby buttercup.  Isnt it stunning?

Paulabella (aka angelbella) made a stunning card using happy neighborhood.  That stamp and that card make me OH SO VERY… HAPPY!! and that coloring? hmph.. so yum!

what has our MONIQUEABELLA been up to??  she made a gorgeous card using cracked up huggabugg

our LINDABELLA made this gorgeous card using AGNES KETTO.. I just love her braids.. and how whimsy she is… how about the little detail with liquid pearls at the bottom of her dress? HARUMPH (that means big hmph).. the coloring?!  BELLISSIMA!

karenabella made a stunning card using our AMIMALS turtle.. gorgeous!

JenABELLA used our turtle tots picking posies in this stunning card! So clever stamping right onto KRAFT paper! beautiful!

Danabella made a gorgeous card using stella’s chariot.. that actually is one of my favoritest stamps! Great job

I made a quickutz card this week.. i just LOOOOVE quickutz and am becoming re addicted again.. OMG..  this pot and flowers and mini tags are just DEELISH

is that PHENOM or what?!  How amazing are the babes? HUHHHHH?

Now for DA SISTAHOOD cards!  Excellent job everyone and thank you so much for participating!

barb wesley using sketchy wildflowers

barb wesley using sketchy wildflowers

brenda martin using poppy bittybloom

brenda martin using poppy bittybloom

carolyn orgar using stella's chariot

carolyn orgar using stella's chariot

cat spicer using presentahbella

cat spicer using presentahbella

chrisarthars using pierrette pointytoes

chrisarthars using pierrette pointytoes

christyne richardson using twinkle fairy

christyne richardson using twinkle fairy

dawn barghorn using poppy bittybloom

dawn barghorn using poppy bittybloom

diana stout using goodluckabella

diana stout using goodluckabella

ebru vatansever using percolator circle

ebru vatansever using percolator circle

elaine knies using billboardabella

elaine knies using billboardabella

gaby duclos using spabella

gaby duclos using spabella

heather dennis using cupcakeabella

heather dennis using cupcakeabella

jamie morris using tatiana Ketto

jamie morris using tatiana Ketto

jami rudd using butterflyabella

jami rudd using butterflyabella

jane bracht using billybootabella

jane bracht using billybootabella

janet rossi using butterflyabella

janet rossi using butterflyabella

jennifer bradley using Tatiana Ketto

jennifer bradley using Tatiana Ketto

joanne basile using suzette ketto

joanne basile using suzette ketto

julie benavides using cosmobella

julie benavides using cosmobella

julie weidner using goodluckabella

julie weidner using goodluckabella

karen daley using springtini

karen daley using springtini

karen wilson using agnes ketto

karen wilson using agnes ketto

kimmy c using rockabella

kimmy c using rockabella

kim platt using happy forest

kim platt using happy forest

laurie palozzi using veggiebella

laurie palozzi using veggiebella

lisa thompson using surfafella and beachabella

lisa thompson using surfafella and beachabella

lori brown using charlotte ketto

lori brown using charlotte ketto

louise charlton using anise ketto and her flowers

louise charlton using anise ketto and her flowers

margo smith using javabellas

margo smith using javabellas

michelle leishman using tatiana ketto

michelle leishman using tatiana ketto

pat serrano using best friends forevah

pat serrano using best friends forevah

shaunna lasley using rockabella

shaunna lasley using rockabella

stephanie bonniot using beach hut and ball

stephanie bonniot using beach hut and ball

tammy hershberger using cuppacakeabella

tammy hershberger using cuppacakeabella

terri dodd using belinda bumberboots

terri dodd using belinda bumberboots

vicki burns using Suzette Ketto

vicki burns using Suzette Ketto

Arent’ these AMAAAAZING?? Thank you so much again for participating.. it means the world to me!

we will be issuing $10 in bellabucks for the peanut gallery winner (commentator on this post) and to one submission.  will be announced on Monday! so comment away!

I will announce the new challenge on Monday and you will have two weeks to complete as I will be skipping next friday (I will be away) so I expect LOOOOTS of submissions!!!

well I am off to crunch in my crunch time again.. hmph.. harumph.. triple harumph!

mwah to da sistahs who love to crunch too!

Em

shhhhh be vewy vewy quiet..LOL

I thought I was watching American Idol with Ryan but lo and behold…. he is asleep on the couch with remote in hand and mouth a little teensy weensy agape..LOL  so that’s whay I am whispering..hope you can still hear me..LOL

I am LOVING American Idol this season.. Danny and Adam and Megan .. OMG.. I LOVE THEM ALL. are you loving it as much as I am???   Let me know! post a comment and let’s see what you think!  Who do YOU think will win?

I just have a few minutes to post so I just wanted to share some eye candy.. what have our BB’s been up to?

I know that I have been working nicky to the bone lol.. she has outdone herself in the fantab classes she offered this month.. OMG.. Stunning cards! IF you haven’t signed up, you BETTAH!! and next month will be even more amazing! Her cards have been outstanding as usual! way to go nickabella! Nickabella is also helping me prepare for a show we are participating in in Framingham Mass next week (actual show is March 29th)! I will be teaching a class there and doing some great make and takes!  IF you are  a retailer and attending this event, please pass by and say hi!

here goes for our bellarific babes…

lindabella made a GORRRRGEOUS card using bloomin’ pots… ucchhh the way she colors makes me GREEN with envy!! and those BLOOMIN’ POTS drive me nuts i love them so.. they were inspired by a picture of vases I saw in a magazine..LOL. Great Job LINDA!!!

Danabella made a stunning card using Ivy KETTO.. I just love her.. If I sat on a branch…hmmm let’s not discuss!  Great job DANA!

Jenabella made a beeyootiful card using happy forest for her sketch challenge.. how gorgeous is it?! I LOOVEY IT!

Karenabella made a gorgeous card using our palm tree with umbrella (i know I know.. a very original name).. her paper piecing and copic coloring are divine!

moniquabella made a fabulicious card using FROGGY KETTO.. the dimension, the layout, the coloring! OMG I am so proud! beeeyoootiful card Monique!!

Paula-abella ok, yet another colouring SPECIALISTE EXTRAORDINAIRE!! OMG.. how gorgeous is staceyfishabella? hmm? and I “ain’t no fisherwoman”..LOL.. PAULA, GORGEROUS card sistah!  wait until you and pauline and Linda come and visit.. better take a coupla valium! LOL

shannanabella made a gorgeous card using stella doing a balancing act… I love that big toe with the heart.. how can you resist her?  great job Shannan! beautiful card!

that’s it for the eye candy today! hope you are having a great night and DON”T FORGET TO PARTICIPATE in bellarific friday this week! you can see all deets here

mwah to da sistahs who have da OPINION on american idol

Em

This week’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY challenge!

Hiya sistahs!

I hope you had a great weekend.  We just hung around and did not very much (well, we snuck into work a little bit). .. it was REFRESHING I tell ya!

I absolutely LOVED posting all the works of art last week for bellarific friday!  So keep submitting as it is a true labor of love and I appreciate the submissions sooo very much!

here’s the “peanut gallery winner” (comment winner).. it was a random integer and it chose #14!

So PEGG, please email me ASAP to collect your $10 in bella bucks!

Now for the winner of the submissions!

LORI BROWN (PINKY DINKY).. beeyootiful layout, use of the button, colours!  EXCELLENT! Will send you your bella bucks ASAP!

Now for this week’s challenge:  Please ensure on all your submissions that you follow the challenge and that you use only BELLA stamps.  In the subject line of your submission, please put BELLARIFIC FRIDAY MARCH 20th.  and that’s it!  Nicky chose a GORGEOUS picture and we had to share.  I love the colors and the texture.. just wanna wrap them around me!

don'tcha just wanna wrap yourselves in this????

don'tcha just wanna wrap yourselves in this????

mwah to da sistahs who lovey da WRAP

Em

It’s…. BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

Sistahs!  Where does the week go?!  I have no clue but it happened again.  It’s FRIDDDAYYYYYYYY!

WE have had great entries this week so get your java, sit down and get inspired… you ready freddy?

Here goes!!

this was the challenge image

The colors were black, red, ivory and blue.. a mixture of any or use all 4!  Another part of the challenge was to include a button on the card or layout (yes, of course you are allowed to submit layouts! With our amazing papers available online and in Bellaland,  how can I RESIST a gorgeous layout?!  HMMMMM????  In the image above, I posted Collage Press Paper (another one of my favorite lines).. the quality of this double sided paper is not to be beat.  it is thick and smooooooth and silkyyyyy and YUMMMMMY.. and the colors are crisp and FRESH! The buttons are from JENNI BOWLIN.. they are soooo Vintage.. SOOO creamy and delicate.  These are by far one of my favoritEST buttons evah.. and it has just a hint of bling in the middle.. DEEELISH! Of course you didn’t have to use these products, I just thought it is so much fun to mix and match different lines.. I am SO not a matchy matchy person.. I love to just mix paper lines and embellishments!

Let’s begin with our BELLALAND Bellarific Babes

Nickabella made a gorgeous card with our new WILDFLOWER BOUQUET stamp.. it comes with a mini stamp as well to embellish the inside of your card and envelope and back of card!  LOVE IT!  NIcky Cuttlebugged the bottom layer with SWISS DOTS embossing folder and embellished her middle button with a cut out of the original flowers.. I just LOVE that touch.  Brings the whole card togetha, don’tcha think?

look how cute that little flowah is! (another nicky nugget!)

look how cute that little flowah is! (another nicky nugget!)

Here is Diannabella’s layout using Jenni Bowlin 4*4 mini paper pack (I LOOOOOVE THESE.. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!) they are cute and little and so versatile! you can make your own little 4*4 book!  This one she used is the Farmer’s Wife mini paper set.. I have sold out the others but have a new shipment coming in any day and as soon as I get them I will post and let you know!  Dianne also used the Jenni Bowlin chipboard Bingo Butons… SO CUTE!

dianne also corner rounded the papers.. SOOO CUTE!

dianne also corner rounded the papers.. SOOO CUTE!

Here is Dana-bella’s card using Flamenca Ketto.. Is it not adorable?! The colors, the paper piecing! excellent card!

Here is Karenabella’s card using bikahbabeabella! I LOVE IT!

Here is Paulabella’s card (I think she likes to be called ANGELBELLA lol).. Linda, is Paula an ANGELLLL??? HMMM? LOL.. she used Cosmobella in this card and colored her OH SO PHENOMENALLY!  This card has a gorgeous layout and the ribbon is sooo romantic!  Excellent job sistah!

Here is Lindabella’s card. So SIMPLE and GORGEOUS.. I am a very big fan of white space and simplicity.  She used Chatty Cathy and DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HER COLORING.  triple HMPH. Linda, when are you and paula and pauline coming again???

Here is Jenabella’s card. Isn’t it ADORABLE?  She uses the bright and cheerful appley bowl huggabugg and just a note sentiment.  Don’t you wanna SQUOOSH her? OMG.   Jen is a PROFESSIONAL “layouter”..LOL.. she has her weekly sketch challenge.. deelish!

Here’s Shannan’s Card.  Isnt’ it gorgeous?  Shannan used mwahbella in this card and I just think it suits the whole layout, the bling and one of my FAVORITE sentiments!  Excellent card!

Here is Monique-abella’s card.  HOW GORGEOUS is it? She used Tatiana KETTO as her focal image (WHO I LOVE BTW).  She also used the JUST FOR YOU sentiment..  isn’t she CUH-UTE? LOVE HER

Here is my very simple card.   As you can tell.. I LOOOVE simplicity.. so here you have it.  I used my cloudy HANGING BLOCK .. I paper pieced one of the clouds with fancy pants paper, I stamped happy birthday from billboardabella’s words and in the third cloud are these charms that I FELL IN LOVE with and had to carry in the shop.  They are called “tiny words” charms and they come 12 in a package.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  so linear and graphic!  I attached them with Queen and Company’s ultra mini brads (SO CUTE).  The cloudy hanging block is great for cards or scrapbooks.. you can journal in them, stamp in them.. love them!

clean, simple.. lotsa white space..LOL

clean, simple.. lotsa white space..LOL

That’s it for the Bellarific Babes!  I hope you LOVED THEM!

Now for DA sistahood contributions! I loved the challenge.. the colors were gorgeous and what you all did with it is incredible! so thank you AGAIN for making this another successful and wonderful Bellarific Friday!  The fact that everyone used different stamps just PROVES what a diverse collection we have!  Makes me soo very proud 🙂

Alexis used Sake Ketto in this wonderful layout!

alexis smith

alexis smith

Brenda used Daisy Lamp in this great card!

Brenda Martin

Brenda Martin

Callie used chefabella, Staceyfishabella, lattebella, and flowahbella respectively on this layout! how fun!

Callie Zenner

Callie Zenner

Carol used Stampah Huggabugg on this gorgeous card!

Carol Schuchard

Carol Schuchard

Carolyn Orgar used Tatiana KETTO!  GORGEOUS!

Carolyn Orgar

Carolyn Orgar

Christyne Richardson

Christyne Richardson

Corinne used Daisy bella on this butterfly card!

Corinne Oosterhoff

Corinne Oosterhoff

Dawn used Queen Bee Huggabugg in the REGAL card! great job!

Dawn Barghorn

Dawn Barghorn

Elaine used Appley Bowl HUGGABUGG! so cute!

Elaine Knies

Elaine Knies

Gaby used Phoebe KETTO.. so cute!

Gaby Duclos

Gaby Duclos

Jane used Ipodabella in this fabulous card!

Jane Bracht

Jane Bracht

Joanne used Hydrangea Bittybloom in this stunning card!

Joanne Basile

Joanne Basile

Jolie used SNOWBUNNYBELLA In this great card!

Jolie Armstrong

Jolie Armstrong

Julie made a gorgeous card using Sake Ketto and our “hello dear friend” sentiment! gorgeous work!

Julie Kwan

Julie Kwan

Karen made a beautiful layout using the fabulous collage press paper!

Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

Kim used Content-to-be-a-Bella in this great card!

Kim Platt

Kim Platt

Kimmie made a BEEYOOOTIFUL card with Charlotte KETTO.. lookie how great!

Kim Reid

Kim Reid

Laurie made a FABULOUS card using Partygirlabella’s balloons!!  How clever Laurie!

Laurie Palozzi

Laurie Palozzi

Lisa used Balloonabella in this great card!

Lisa

Lisa

Lisa used WRAPPED IN LOVE for this fab-o card!

Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson

Lori used the beautiful IVY ketto for this beautiful card! Look at the cuttlebugged  LEAFY BRANCH background! has the same movement as Ivy!

Lori Brown (aka Pinky Dinky DOOOOO)

Lori Brown (aka Pinky Dinky DOOOOO)

Louise used Stella has her fix on this amazing card!

Louise Charlton

Louise Charlton

Michelle used our AMIMALS spotted giraffe on this ADORABLE card!

Michelle Leishman

Michelle Leishman

Galit used the gorgeous COLLAGE PRESS paper and the Wonderful Maisy Ketto!  Gorgeous work Galit!

Galit Sugar

Galit Sugar

Monika used HUGGYBELLAS in this lovely card!

Monika Reek

Monika Reek

Pat made a gorgeous card with Lovebeetle HUGGABUGG… STUNNING!

Pat Serrano

Pat Serrano

Pauline used BEEDAY huggabugg for this SPECFABULOUS card.. Beautiful job!

Pauline Godfrey

Pauline Godfrey

Sheryl made a gorgeous clipboard again using Collage Press and the beautiful Quickutz GAZEBO font.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Sheryl Skopit

Sheryl Skopit

Stephanie made a beautiful card using Fashionistabella.. Way to go!

Stephanie Bonniot

Stephanie Bonniot

Susan used Bubblebella for this great card!

Susan White

Susan White

Tina used lovey Huggabugg in this great card!

Jami Rudd’s card.. how cute is the dirt on fixafella?!

Jami Rudd

Jami Rudd

Tina H

Tina H

Shelley’s layout!

jenni bowlin yummies!

jenni bowlin yummies!

Vicki used the beautiful Lattebella in this Beautiful job!

Vicki Burns

Vicki Burns

PHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

only 4.5 hours to post this entry.. I think I am SLOOOOOOWWWW.. LOL

anyhow, I hope you love these posts.. I think they are soo much fun and SOOO inspiring.

Have a GREAT weekend sistahs!

Mwah to da sistahs who are INSPIRED

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Em