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I COULDN”T RESIST.. I just HAD to have it. HAD TO.

Sistahs!!! I’ve missed you sooo much!  It’s been a crazy week in Bellaland.. Ketto’s have been SO OUTTA CONTROL!  I thank you so much for confirming that I am NOT crazy for loving them so!  Our orders have been non stop and we thank you.. we may be  a little behind right now so if anyone is in a super hot rush, please let us know and we will try our bestest to accomodate!  Our special offer is over TODAY at midnight so if any of you have last minute shopping, we recommend to place your order today as you will receive very cute goodies if your orders are over $45 and $90.. see 2 posts down!

Ok here are  the winners to our 2 special entrants.. one for comments and one for submissions!

here goes!

the winner from the PEANUT GALLERY (lol a.k.a. comment section) is

Here are your random numbers:

150	

Timestamp: 2009-03-12 18:57:23 UTC

Linda w
inkylin@new.rr.com | 65.27.67.151

I am already so in love with your new line of stamps. I want one of each. No, maybe I want 2 of each to share.

Thanks much

LINDA W, please email me and I will send you a 50$ voucher! Thank you so much for playing!

Now for the winner of the submission

TAMMY HERSHBERGER! BEEYOOOTIFUL CARD and gorgeous layout!  Please email me to collect your 50$ prize!

Ok, now for what I HAD TO HAVE… I COULD NOT RESIST.. Now that you know my obssession with pretty skulls, and all things ED HARDY…. My girlfriend Natanya came to Bellaland with her 9 month old baby and she had THEE most gorgeous DIAPER BAG slung around her stroller.  A DIAPER BAG YOU ASK?  YUP A DIAPER BAG.. it had pockets and it had the coolest strap (forget about the changing pad it came with..LOL).. It was just YUMMALISH.  YUMMALISH.. I confirmed with my friend if it looked like a diaper bag and she said ABSOLUTELY NOT! So once I had confirmation, I immediately  HAD to buy it.. .. and I mean WITHIN 5 MINUTES… Did ja know that I am compulsive???  and now you will see why.

DA PURSE (forget I mentioned Diaper Bag)

DA PURSE (forget I mentioned Diaper Bag)

THE STRAPPPPPP

THE STRAPPPPPP

SO HOW AMAZING IS THIS?  I just love this purse.  LOVVVE IT.

Now for some GOODNESS from Nickabella… you MUST check out her new and improved blog banner created by one of our BABES MONIQUE! and please leave her a comment and tell her what you think!

Here is Nicky’s card featuring Maisy KETTO

I just LOOVEY this card.. the image, the layout, the sparkle, the Fancy Pants paper.. YUMMMM!!!

is it not the CUTEST?  LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!

We just received an order from AMERICAN CRAFTS.. OMG.. we are all freaking out in Bellaland.. so I had to make a card using my FAVORITE PAPER EVER.. called “Passing Notes” from the TEEN collection. I also used TATIANA Ketto.. my favorite Sassy Ketto Tomboy

and the BFF Ribbon????

and the BFF Ribbon????

you can find it here.. I JUST ADORE this whole tweeny collection.. OMG.. more to follow sistahs!

glitter glitter glitter glitter.. YUM!

Ok, now let’s take a looky at what our babe-o-ramas are up to

Danabella made a BEEYOOOTIFUL card using our Polar Bear Circle.. how gorgeous is this? it’s feeling like winter here again!!

Karenabella made a gorgeous card using our Minty Coffee stamp!  Thanks karen!

Lindabella made a stunning card using bella daisy oven and sentiment.  can you believe the colouring job? OMG.

has anyone seen the DENTABELLA card by Monique?  take a looky! it’s STUNNING!

check out Paulabella’s card?!  She uses Basic Grey Marrakech paper and CRUISABELLA!! What a combo! and the coloring.. OMG again!

here is Shannan’s card!  look how cute! She uses Crafty Huggabugg!  adorable!

Ok that’s it for me today.. see you all tomorrow with the entries!

mwah!

Em

HAPPPPYYYYY MONDAY SISTAHHHHHS! NEW CHALLENGE and SHTUFF

Hope you had a LOVEALICIOUS weekend (that’s a new word that just came out..sorry). I wanted to thank you all for your support on the new KETTO line.. it has EXCEEDED all of our expectations and if you know me, you know I have VERY HIGH expectations!!

I decided that we are going to extend our comment contest to win 50$ in Bella Bucks!  We are also extending our Winner announcement from last week and BOTH will be announced this THURSDAY!  So if you have not placed a comment yet, please place one HERE and let us know what you think about the  new KETTO line! Our special offer ends this THURSDAY March 12th!  If you spend over $45 you receive an exclusive KETTO bella badge set and if you spend over $90 you receive both the exclusive badge set AND 6 assorted bella card charms!  YUMMM!!!!

The most wonderful SISTAHS are here visiting us in BELLALAND TODAY!! You may know them as PINKY66 and KIMREID_STAMPER!!!! HOOOOW AMMMMAZINGLY LUCKKKY AM I???!?!?!??!

you can tell that Nickabella is in HEAVEN cuz her eyes are closed!

nicky, PINKY (lori), me and KIMMY!

nicky, PINKY (lori), me and KIMMY!

It’s such a fun day .. we wish you were here!!

Another thing is I have posted a few more images over the weekend.. and am posting a couple more today.. and then THAT’s IT.. I PLLLLLOMISE!! so shop til you drop SAFELY..LOL

Ok I never told you about my little SKULLY thing… but I LOOOVE CUTESY skulls.. not SCARY skulls.. but I LOOOVE funky skulls.. can I say the word “SKULL” one more time? LOL

so meet SKULLY ketto

look how cute..

look how cute..

and another secret is that Ryan bought me the cutest DIAMONDIEST skull ring that I wear every day… the heart crossbones are in DIAMMMMMONDSS.. aren’t I the LUCKIEST?

another thing I am posting today is the tripletree KETTO

I just LOOOVE these trees in KETTO style!

I just LOOOVE these trees in KETTO style!

also added GINGER ketto… k that’s IT.. i’m DONE. k?

Ok.. now on to THIS WEEK’S BELLARIFIC CHALLENGE!

Ok so This is the challenge.. you can use ANY of these colors for a color combination AND you MUST use a button on your layout.. not the jenni bowlins necessarily.. any button.. but I just LOOOVe these colors!

Entries MUST be in by Thursday 5:00 EST to emily@stampingbella.com with the subject line saying BELLARIFIC FRIDAY MARCH 13th!

CANNOT wait to see what the entries look like! (back to $10 prize for entries)

HAVE FUNNNNNNN SISTAHS!!!

I AM SUUUUUCH A DUMBABELLA!!! I FORGOT TO SEE WHAT THE BELLARIFIC BABES ARE UP TO!!!!

so here goes.. let’s take a lookie!:

Nickabella: made a GORGEOUS card using ELMER !  is he not the cutest? LOVE him and the layout!

Dana-Bella– made a GORGEOUS card with SUZETTE KETTO!!!  HOW GORGEOUS is this card?? OMG.. I love suzette!

karen-abella used MARGARITA KETTO!  How cute is she?? I’m telling you.. these Kettos drive me NUTS with excitement! Great job KAREN!!

Linda-Bella used our SHOPPABELLAS… just love her coloring and the card!  Great job Linda!!

Monique-abella made a GORGEOUS MAISY KETTO card… ENJOY THE BEEEEYOOOOTY!

Paula-ABELLA: used SNAILY HUGGABUGG.. is it not PHENOM?!?!

mwah!

Em

today is DA day.. TODAY IS DA DAY.. TODAYYY IS DA DAYYYY!

Did you hear me sistahs?  TOOOODAYYYYY IS DA DAYYYYYYYY!!!!!

If I had to wait one more day, I would have busted.. literally and a kajillion KETTOs would have fallen out of me.  Literally.  You may think this is too much of a visual and utterly REPULSIVE.. butttt when you meet KETTO you will want me to EXPLODE daily.. LOLOL.. (I am actually giggling at how dumb I am)..

The love affair started two years ago when I went to the One Of A Kind Show in Toronto.  And I spotted this

this is all it took for me to fall in love.. so if you want me to fall in love with YOU, send me a vase with pretty art on it..LOL just kiddinK (takes a lot more than DAT)

this is all it took for me to fall in love.. so if you want me to fall in love with YOU, send me a vase with pretty art on it..LOL just kiddinK (takes a lot more than DAT)

So I met Catherine, one of the owners, and begged and pleaded with her to draw for me.. but timing just wasn’t at it’s best for them .. they were SWAMPED!  So now comes the NEXT show last fall and guess what booth was the first on my list?  UMMMM.. ya.. KETTO!  So without shame I begged and pleaded and basically THREW myself in front of her.. LOL (almost) and she finally said that we will talk in the new year.. so guess what I did on JAN 2? LOL.. I may have waited until the 3d ACCCtually.  And so the correspondence began and the love affair flourished and the collection grew.  AND GREW.  AND GREW.  oh and then it GREW a little more.  And everything JULIE drew (the other 1/2 of ketto), I grabbed and hugged and squealed and became a frantic lunatic. (LOL)

you will soon see why.

Here’s a little story about how Ketto started and who they are:

” Ketto’s story started with a cup.  Or should we say with a blue cat on a cup.  That’s how it all started.  With cats and plenty more images that embellish dishes, plates, cups, clothing, jewellery and so many other items, along with its blend of originality, quality and pleasure, Ketto has created a constantly growing number of enthusiastic customers and fans always eager to find out what’s coming up next!  Ketto is also about INTEGRITY, SUSTAINABILITY, LOCAL ECONOMY and respecting the environment. This guides Ketto’s every decision.  Ketto’s story is an ongoing one, one that follows the rhythm of it’s team’s creative boldness”

I asked Julie how they came up with the name “KETTO” and this was her response:

“ketto means “2” in Hungarian.  We found the name 10 years ago right when Ketto began.  We were painting on ceramics while studying at university to save money for travelling.  We opened our travel guides and looked for the number 2 in a few languages.. we liked the way the number looked and the sound of it and THERE YOU HAVE IT!”

Ok, a little more about why I feel particularly bonded to this company… first is that they are from Quebec City and I am originally from Montreal! So same style and same ROOTS!  Second, my mother is hungarian and KETTO’s NAME is hungarian.. what do you think of DEM apples? HMMMM?  Another thing that was very important to me and just had to find the right “fit” was to have different cultures represented in stamps and there are a couple of different ones featured here you will soon see… I couldn’t have all represented but at least it is a start 🙂

Another thing about the KETTO line is that it illicits the little girl in you.. it unleashes a type of passion that you didn’t know was there! It is a full line of characters, animals and background stamps that coordinate perfectly!

Ok ENUF blabla.. onto BIDNISS. Please go visit their website and PLEASE give a round of applause for Ketto and their birth in the stamping world 🙂

You will find all of the stamps under KETTO in the stamps section.. so sit back relax and ENJOY.. and after a little intro, you will see what our Bellarific Babes and the sistahood has been up to… There will be a special giveaway for this release.. all orders over $45 will receive a bella badge set featuring KETTO designs! yuuuuummmmalliiiiish. For all orders over $90 you will receive an assortment of 6 bella card charms and the Ketto badges! So here are some samples that we have compiled.. we hope you enjoy them 🙂 (oh and pay attention cuz there are some of Nickabella’s BRILLIANT tips and tricks!-otherwise known as NUGGETS)

here is what the badges look like.. are they GORGEOUS or what?

Meet LuLu

I made this card and just loved how it came out.  Her name is Lulu Ketto and she just looks like she’s saying whussup doesn’t she? LOL. I used dream street papers (love this line) and prism cardstock (all colors will be up shortly :)) and colored in with lyras and mineral spirits.  I also used the new BAZZILL TULLE (love this range)

you can see the tulle closer up here

now pay VERY close attention sistahs.. this is Nicky's tip #1.  I screwed up stamping the sentiment originally.. now comes Nicky to the rescue!  She told me to stamp it on white, cut it out, glitter all around and it loooks beeyootiful!  what a way to save a card! NO?

now pay VERY close attention sistahs.. this is Nicky's tip #1. I screwed up stamping the sentiment originally.. now comes Nicky to the rescue! She told me to stamp it on white, cut it out, glitter all around and it loooks beeyootiful! what a way to save a card! NO?

Now meet ROLLanda Ketto (get it?  rollerskates? LOL.. I kill me).. Nicky made this exquisite paper pieced fairy on a beautiful layout!

closeup of da PAPER PIECING! BEEYOOOTIFUL!

now meet Kenya Ketto.. oh how I loovey her.  People in the office say that I look like her.. or rather SHE is lucky enough to look like me..LOL ESPECIALLY her legs..LOL.  She could be African American as I depicted her and as the artist intended (I think) but to me she transcends all race.. she is anything you would like her to be!  STUNNING! Nicky has also designed some shadow stamps! you will see the largest circle in this card (but there are three sizes in the collection that come in a set).. you will also see Kenya’s Sparkle used in the background.. MWAH!  (also notice how great they are cut out and popped! oh, ahem, and SPARKLED TOO!)

Meet Sake (pronounced SAKEEE) Ketto.. you just wanna EAT her.. she is so cute! And look what Nickabella did with the paper piecing!  FANTASTIC CARD!  “arigato” says nicky 🙂

look how clever! nicky stamped her sentiment on the patterned paper to tie everything in!  I asked her if she made a booboo under there (lol) and she said NO (she never makes mistakes!) and that she teaches this way so that OTHERS (ahem like me) don't make booboos :)

look how clever! nicky stamped her sentiment on the patterned paper to tie everything in! I asked her if she made a booboo under there (lol) and she said NO (she never makes mistakes!) and that she teaches this way so that OTHERS (ahem like me) don't make booboos 🙂

the following card was made by me introducing MADELINE ketto (I think I want the name to have a LOOOONG “I” k?..LOL.  I just LOVE her.  I cut her out (very easy) and popped her on top of the cloud paper (called JET LAG) by the new BELLA BLVD line (how could you resist the name of the company?  I will be talking more at length about them on Monday).. and I lined the white pompoms under the cloudy layer.. just love those pompoms!

floatinnnngggg.. cuz she's LIGHT.. hmph

floatinnnngggg.. cuz she's LIGHT.. hmph

Meet ANISE ketto.. she is so whimsical and beeyootiful and I just love how their tights are too big on them and they droop a little..LOL.. only me loving these teeny deets.  Nicky made this GORGEOUS card which folds open in such a special way! please don’t mind her pinky in the picture 🙂

now meet Suzette Ketto.. she is so shy yet a little coy.. I just LOVEY her!  (again I am annoying.. I ADORE this line.. I can’t help it! LOL)

Nikcy used the BO BUNNY ocean dot and the threading water fiskars punch!

Nicky used the BO BUNNY ocean dot and the threading water fiskars punch!

now for nicky's NUGGET (I think that is what I will call it from now on instead of 'tip'.. she didn't have much ribbon left in her stash.. so what did she do?  she put a strip of paper which acted like ribbon and then matched the little piece of ribbon she had and knotted it on top of the strip of paper!  FAUX RIBBON! BRILLIANT NUGGET NO?

now for nicky's NUGGET (I think that is what I will call it from now on instead of 'tip'.. she didn't have much ribbon left in her stash.. so what did she do? she put a strip of paper which acted like ribbon and then matched the little piece of ribbon she had and knotted it on top of the strip of paper! FAUX RIBBON! BRILLIANT NUGGET NO?

I made a card using Wasabi Ketto.. just to show you the versatility of these stamps and you want something quick n easy?  no colouring just glitter quickly, layer and VOILA!

Here are a couple of other stamps being launched today!

the cutey patootie panda bear and the shadow heart set

here is Felix Ketto with a flower.. he is SIGNATURE Ketto.. it is how they started!is he adorable or what!  Stay tuned for a butterfly, dragonfly, bee and bird!

Ok, is that EYE CANDY or WHAT?  Now onto our regularly scheduled program.. bellarific friday!

here was the challenge posted

and HERE is what our Bellarific Babes have been working on!  I just think every week is getting BETTAH AND BETTAH-RER (lol) so enjoy (AGAIN)

Nickabella– She just couldn’t resist with the new KETTOS to submit 2 cards (yes, she got them early cuz she sits right next to me.. and cuz she’s my NICKABELLA!!

Her first entry includes LOTSA new stamps.. you gots da MARGARITA ketto, you gots da IVY ketto, you gots da new CIRCLE SHADOWS, and you gots Kenya’s sparkle.. ALL IN ONE CARD!  And she also used the new QUICKUTZ labels (cuts 3 thin labels.. GORGEOUS).. this card IMHO is FANTASTIC! (actually FANTASTIQUE in french cuz Ketto is French ya know)

and here is her OUTSTANDING second card.. JUST LOVE the simplicity.. you will be seeing many more cards coming with our new shadow stamps! LOOOOOVE Kenya.. did I mention that?  Nicky uses our new WAVE shadow here

gorgeous or what?  Now check out another NICKY NUGGET.. color in the letters to add interest and tie all the colours together.  BRILLIANT!!

and here is a closeup of the new WAVE shadow!

Here’s is Dianne-abella’s layout using our ANISE Ketto as a border!  BRILLIANT no?

popped the dress!

popped the dress!

Dana-bella used our AMIMALS ellie-phant.. is it GORGEOUS or what?  LOVE HER and LOVE the card!

Here is Jenn-abella’s card using Kinibella and our sentiment.. the sketch is gorgeous and her coloring too!  Uchh I just drool over ALL the bellababes and sistah’s cards!

here is KAREN-abella’s card is it not GORGEOUS?! she used our palm trees with an umbrella.. love the paper piercing!  and the CULLAHS? and the BONBONS?  OMG!

Here’s LINDABELLA’s card.. her colouring? OMG.. need I say more?! she used DAISY VW.. stunning linda! hey was that flower always on the license plate?

here is Monique-abella’s card because she came into the store she “happened” to GRAB our new AGNES ketto.  her colouring is GORGEOUS and my fave part of Agnes are her braids!! could you SMOOOOSH her? And the BOWS on the card?  YUMMMMMMMMMMMM

Now check out PAULA-abella’s card..OMG… bluebell bittybloom at her best!  the colouring?! and her footsies crossed?  OMG

here is SHANNAN-abella’s card using daisybella at her finest!  Is it not spectacular? and the paper piercing?  I would have stopped at one hole..LOL

and here is my card using MISSMATCH ketto (notice how her tights don’t match? only I could love such legs.. oh maybe you will too..LOL.. I LOOOVEY her and how goofy is she? ) and I also used our new heart cluster under the layer (comes in two sizes in the package!) and aqua solid bonbons

see lulu’s heart cluster peeking?!  GORGEOUSSSSS!

Ok so what do you think of our bellarific babes?  was this not a SPECTACULAR spread??

Now here’s our sistahood at it’s finest

brendamartin

brendamartin

christyne richardson

christyne richardson

dawn barghorn

dawn barghorn

eileen reyes

eileen reyes

galit sugar

galit sugar

jamie morris

jamie morris

jami rudd

jami rudd

jane bracht

jane bracht

janet rossi

janet rossi

jennifer bradley

jennifer bradley

joanne basile

joanne basile

julie benavides

julie benavides

karen wilson

karen wilson

kristy strawbridge

kristy strawbridge

lisa godfrey

lisa godfrey

lori brown.. aka pinky dinky doo

lori brown.. aka pinky dinky doo

louise charlton

louise charlton

mandi morlan

mandi morlan

michelle leishman

michelle leishman

mindy scott

mindy scott

pat serrano

pat serrano

shelley's card  *waving hello*

shelley's card *waving hello*

sherry bruce

sherry bruce

stephanie bonniot

stephanie bonniot

tammy hershberger

tammy hershberger

teresa gladwell

teresa gladwell

terri dodd

terri dodd

tracy cornhill

tracy cornhill

velarie mabounsou

velarie mabounsou

kimberly carter

kimberly carter

so was this AMAZING or what?  I absolutely enjoyed every single one sistahs! thank you so much for participating!

So in honor of  our Ketto Release, we will be giving on Monday a $50 bella bucks card to a participant and a $50 bella bucks card for a random commenter.. !  whaddya thinky? tell us if you love the line (and if you don’t just LIE..LOL just kidding)

Another thing that you should take a look at is ALL the new scrapbooking papers, pads and embellishments I have received!  you will find Dream Street Papers, BELLA BLVD (love that line) and Sassafrass and Fancy Pants and Prima  will all be up by end of day!  All the newest scrapbooking goodies! (please tell your friends and family..LOL  you could even include your pets!)

I am so sorry this was posted so late but It took me TWO days..LOL  either I am slowwww or this process is slow..LOL.. I hope you love these stamps!  I will try to post on this blog entry throughout the weekend to show everything new so keep on visiting!

Always check the Ketto section as I have lots more to post.. I will advise when I am done posting!  I also am posting a stella (LOL.. she is TOO funny) and 2 huggabuggs…

Have a SUPER DUPER SHMOOPER weekend and keep checking back k?

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE da KETTO.

Em

So you EXCITED for FRIDAYYYYY?

cuz I sho’ am!  and I am soooooo happy with my necklace even though you may think it’s a little NUTTY.

Ok very quick post today.. wanted to say HELLLO to my sistahs while I drown at my desk..

Here are some eye candy to look at !

Let’s see what the Bellarific Babes are up too..hmmmmm

Dana-bella– whatchadoooooing?  why so GRUMMMMPY?? I love what you did with grumpabella!

monique-abella made 2 stunning cards using bella baby bubble bath and another card using togethah forevah.. BEEEYOOOTIFUL dahhlink!

paulabella used this STELLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA .. look how she POPS off that card.. and YES PAULA everyyybody has a Stella in their lives 🙂  LOVE HER and LOOOVE your card!

shannan-abella– made a BEEYOOTIFUL card using Peony Bittybloom.. isn’t she GORGEROUS?

that’s allS I have to share today sistahs.. gotta leave da STORE or else my kidlets will KILL me and ask who there MAMA is

MWah!

Em

sneaky peeky don’t let it leaky…

Ok sistahs,

I am just doing this cuz I can’t hold it in and I feel like i am gonna BUST…

Meet PHOEBE.. I am NOT telling you her last name cuz then you can find her somewhere and I will be MADD..LOL…As I promised, there will be over 20 images in this collection released on Friday.. plus a VERY CLEVER stella and a couple of BUGGIES… so hold on tight sistahs!

PHOEEEEEBEEEEEEEEEEE

PHOEEEEEBEEEEEEEEEEE

Nicky used our COLLAGE PRESS paper from the MARGOT collection.. Honestly Collage Press is one of my FAVORITEST paper lines evah!  She colored her in with pearlescent chalks and dove blender.. is this card not AMAZING? DEELISH?? so now you met Phoebe.  Her character is a little bit sassy, a little bit GOTH (but not much..just a hint), she is very very very pretty, whimsical.. and she has A LOT OF family coming.  She has travelled very far to come and join us here at Bellaland.  Everyone who has walked into this store and met her and her family have FREAAAAKKKKED out. I bet you will too!

So whaddya thinky?

Here’s another little  something that should put a smile on your face.  Anyone who knows me, knows that my style is very “different” … a little “eclectic” shall we say? hmmmmmm?  My jewellery always causes conversations cuz I love to pick up different pieces.. Yes, I am juvenile at heart.. Yes, my own mother blames herself for me thinking that I am 4… I ADMIT IT.  But this was SOOO VERY CUTE!!! I couldn’t resist!  I saw it in the window of a store.. ON A MANNEQUIN and made the store owner DISMANTLE it for me..LOL.. I mean, the enameling, the HAIR, the BLING, the GLASSSSSSESSSSSS.. could you have resisted? (probably but just humor me sistahs!)

Ya, I am crazy

Ya, I am crazy

Hope you enjoyed the EYE CANNNNNNDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Mwah to da sistahs who are young at heart

Em

Bellarific Monday for Friday (if that makes sense?)

Hiya Sistahs!!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Ryan, Tyler, Jayden and I had PEEJAMA day yesterday.. it was PHENOM.. boy did I need that.  Do you evah have PEEJAMA days at your place?  The weather is still bitterly cold but SUNNY.. and that makes a world of difference in my eyes.  We had a GREAT crop on Saturday at the BOOOTIQUE.. we do this once a month, everyone wins a prize, they are fed and clothed and bathed (just kiddinK but they are FED).. and specials and shopping oh my!  I came in for the day to work and it gave me SUCH shivers to just see everyone so happy and bellaland buzzing with GLEE!  What did you do this weekend?  Wanna come over and play? pretty please?  I do FEED my guests ya know 🙂

Bellarific friday last friday was a huge success.  Lots of fun was had and the entries were OUTSTANDING!  I thank you so much for playing along.. I am having so much fun BUT I AM cursing on Thursday when I have to compile the post.  SHHHH don’t tell anyone I curse.. very UNBELLA-like and ALL OF YOU WHO KNOW ME.. don’t say a THING about the cursing k? lol.

HERE IS THE RANDOM WINNER for posting a comment

Here are your random numbers:

43

Timestamp: 2009-03-02 14:28:35 UTC

Lori T. Says:

February 28th, 2009 at 5:22 am
Wow!! Such gorgeous cards, Ladies!! I so love Fridays!!:)

Lori, please email me ASAP and I will send you your $10 gift card!

Here is the RANDOM winner of the card post:

TRACY CORNHILL!  Beeyootiful card!  please email me as soon as you can, and I will send you your $10 bella bucks!

Thank you sooo much for participating!  YOU READY FOR THIS WEEK”S CHALLENGE?? HMMMMMM?????

Ok, here it is.   A funny story about this image.  I am a catalog, flyer FREAK.  Not many people know this about me.. LOL but it’s true.  I collect flyers, magazines.. anything with pretty print on it.  Much to Ryan’s chagrin, these end up piling up and then I have to hide them somewhere else… LOL

So I went into my local grocery store (AND NO I DON”T SHOP FANCY SHMANCY.. the location I go to has NOTHING of what is in this flyer/brochure..LOL.. But I can always pretend it’s fancy :).. When I saw this image it screamed out SPRING IS IN THE AIR!  I just LOVE these colors and I think it will be SOOO much fun to see what you come up with!  ok enough chitter chatter.. here it is

is that GORGEOUS or what?  HOW DO YOU DRESS YOUR TABLE?  if I could get away with paper plates, I would..LOL

is that GORGEOUS or what? HOW DO YOU DRESS YOUR TABLE? if I could get away with paper plates, I would..LOL

So have fun with this!  Again the rules are to follow the color scheme, however you may interpret it, and let your creativity loose!  The submissions must be sent to emily@stampingbella.com  and in the subject line, you must type in BELLARIFIC FRIDAY MARCH 6th please.  All entries are to be submitted no later than THURSDAY March 5th 5:00pm EST please!

Now let’s take a looky and see what our BELLARIFIC BABES have been up to this weekend!  After you take a looky, write a commenty and tell them I said hi! LOL

Dana-bella used our flowery weeds in a BEEYOOTIFUL card and she also made a little calendar with Goodluckabella!  Great work Danabella!

Jen-ABELLA has a gorgeous card for her Saturday Sketch Challenge and she used lilly loveaboo from our CHICHIBOULIE collection!  the colors and the sketch are beautiful and you should definitely participate in her saturday challenges.. they are great! She has also posted her bellarific friday challenge from last week.. check it out up close and personal! LOL

Karen-abella made a fantabulous card using nice view and our mini words… if anyone doesn’t know it already, the mini words was made by me a KAJILLION years ago.. (my handwriting).. just another NUGGET of information that you SOOOO needed to know..LOL don’t you feel complete now? 🙂

Linda-ABELLA outdid herself with a BEEEYOOOTIFUL card featuring 3 of our purses; coily purse, slouchy purse and big flowah bag.. this card is so clean and crisp and gorgeous!  ENJOY!

Monique-ABELLA features our AMIMALS turtle and our “HELLO DEAR FRIEND” sentiment… look how STUNNING this card is!! and YES you are reading correctly.. the collection is called aMimals.. I named it after my daughter Jayden who called animals AMIMALS and I wanted to SQUOOSH her every time she said it..LOL.  Now I have LICENCE to say it every day without SOME people making fun of me..LOL

Paula-ABELLA made a stunning card using ARTISTABELLA.. I just LOVE her eyeshadow and blush.. not to mention the rest of her.. hmph.  GORGEOUS card PAULA!

PHEW!  That was a mouthful!

I will also try to write some BS (bella sightings) as I see them sprinkled throughout the net… but right now, I am all “writed out”..LOL

ok.. maybe ONE bs today (bella sighting).. cuz I get to say AMMMMMMimals again.. cuz it’s not often that I can say AMMMMMMMMimals and get away with it..LOL

Check out her ADORABLE card!! LOVE IT HOPE!

Mwah to da sistahs who enjoy da daily blogs.. (at least I have been trying, no?)

Em

Today’s Bellarific Friday challenge

original challenge

original challenge

Good BELLARIFIC FRIDAY MORNING SISTAHS!  First things first, our CLASS SCHEDULE is up!! limited spaces available, so please call to book your spot (9057632355)!

well, this week was a WONDERFUL week! I got great submissions and I am happy 🙂 so let’s boogie! Just to let you know there are variations in the colours of the submissions as everyone’s screen shows different interpretations.. which makes this contest even FUNNER (as my kids would say )

Here are the Bellarific Babes’ challenge submissions.. I think that they have OUTDONE themselves.. I mean can things get any bettah??? Sit down, have a coffee and enjoy the eyecandy 🙂

First I would like to introduce DIANNE GLASS.. She is our in house Scrapbooking expert!!  She is working feverishly on samples for the store and for sale on our  website.. she is one talented sistah! AND SHE JUST LOST 44 pounds (i think I found them.. hmph)

is she soooo cute or what?

is she soooo cute or what?

here is Dianne’s Bio

DIanne was actively involved in floral design and teaching for 15 years.    She taught children’s crafts and had a day care center.  Her passion for any paper crafts led to her passion for scrapbooking.    Dianne has taken her expertise and enthusiastic style to classes, workshops and demonstrations all over Ontario and the United States.  Dianne’s talent, engaging style and wealth of knowledge make her very sought after as an instructor.  She was on the design team for Scrapbook and Cards magazine in 2006.  Dianne has appeared on nationally syndicated shows and local cable channels showcasing the art of scrapbooking.  Dianne and her partner Nicky Manel (Nickabella)  created their own instructional DVD INK IT UP . The concept came about when Nicky approached Dianne and asked her what she was doing with all of her scraps of gorgeous papers at the end of a scrapbooking class.  Dianne handed them to her and was AMAZED at what Nicky created with them!  Nicky and Dianne decided to make the DVD showing 10 different techniques  that could be used for cardmaking or scrapbooking.  The bloopers at the end of the DVD are worth the price of the DVD alone!

Here is Dianne’s colour challenge Layout!  She uses one of my FAVORITE stamps.. which basically captures the whole point of scrapbooking!  the WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN stamp  on this layout and the Jenni Bowlin calendar

love the embellishments! and of course her granddaughter :)

love the embellishments! and of course her granddaughter 🙂

Nicky‘s card uses our hibiscus circle which fits in a 2″ jumbo punch (LOOOVE that stamp and the punch!).  She uses Nestabilities LABELS 1 set (all sold out 🙁 but soon to receive more)) and Spellbinders SHAPEABILITIES nested flower.. how cleverly layered and used! so simple and elegant!

BEEYOOOTIFUL!

BEEYOOOTIFUL!

Here’s Dana’s card using our TURTLE TOTS PICKING POSIES and kajinker jems.. so cute!

my little turtle tot picking posies.. YUM!

my little turtle tot picking posies.. YUM!

Here’s Linda’s card using our FUNKY POTTED PLANTS hanging block.. isn’t it gorgeous?  and it uses the BEE from the porcelain glazed brads!.. beautiful touch!  The coloring is using lyras and mineral spirits!

gorgeous!

gorgeous!

Here’s Shannan‘s card using chipboard and bella baby bubblebath.. how cute is the layout and how cute is the card?!  LOVE IT SHANNAN!!!

clever and cute

clever and cute

Here’s Monique’s card using our stella’s LOOPY DAISY Isn’t it gorgeous? colored beautifully, layout stunning.. a great card!

Gorgeous loopy flower and clever placement of the sentiment! love it!

Gorgeous loopy flower and clever placement of the sentiment! love it!

Here’s Karen’s card using Gossipy Stella the layout is great! and her dress is paperpieced.. so gorgeous!

stella bella bo fella banana fannna... why do I always have to sing this song when I look at stella???!?

stella bella bo fella banana fannna... why do I always have to sing this song when I look at stella???!?

Here’s Jen’s card.. is it beautiful or WHAT?  her layouts are spectacular! and her colouring ain’t bad either *winks*  Excellent Job on GOODLUCKABELLA sistah!

i need all the luck I can get.. so maybe if I rub this card a few times!! (lol)

i need all the luck I can get.. so maybe if I rub this card a few times!! (lol)

Here is Paula’s card.. her colouring and layouts are also so gorgeous.. I just love Butch and Mimi by Tiddly inks they look like they are gonna leap off the card! that’s how “real” they look! Wonderful job Paula as usual!

look at those faces!!

look at those faces!!

Are these not FABBYLICIOUS????  can you tell I am on yet ANOTHER diet when I think cards look edible?  oh and huggabuggs? LOL

And here’s my card.. I decided to use jenni bowlins calendar tags and buttons (sold out trying to get more 🙁 )and circled today cuz today is OFFICIALLY chill out day!!  I used buttons and ribbon and my chill out sentiment.  I also wanted to show you how I made that layer into a scrapbook embellishment.. LOVE IT! it’s great for a cover of a mini book if you are doing a monthly theme…

Here are the contributions from da sistahood all over da world!  Enjoy

Carrol Scanlan (local wonderful sistah! mwah carrol!)

Carrol Scanlan

Christyne Richardson

Christyne Richardson

Christy Stanford

Christy Stanford

Dawn Barghorn

Dawn Barghorn

Hope Spencer

Hope Spencer

Jan Dolby (stella artiste extraordinaire!)

Jan Dolby (stella artiste extraordinaire!)

Jane Bracht

Jane Bracht

Jan Tinklenberg

Jan Tinklenberg

Jessica Willison

Jessica Willison

Joanne Basile

Joanne Basile

Julie Masse

Julie Masse

Karen Daley

Karen Daley

Kimberly Carter

Kimberly Carter

Leslie Good

Leslie Good

Meredith Winston

Meredith Winston

Michelle Leishman

Michelle Leishman

Pat Serrano

Pat Serrano

Stephanie Bonniot

Stephanie Bonniot

Tamara Limestahl

Tamara Limestahl

Tracy Cornhill

Tracy Cornhill

Veronica Reed

Veronica Reed

Heather Dennis

Heather Dennis

GABY's card

GABY's card

susan white

susan white

janet rossi

janet rossi

Ellie Augustin

Ellie Augustin

I hope you enjoyed BELLARIFFIC FRIDAY!

Winner of this week’s entry will be announced on Monday along with the new challenge!  If you place a comment on this post as well, you can win a 10$ gift certificate too!  so say hi, let’s see if you enjoyed it!  The next one is great too.. just you wait!

again if you don’t see your card here, I didn’t receive it!  SO if you want to send it over, please do to emily@stampingbella.com

I LOOOOOVEY DA FRIDAYSSSSSSS.. especially CHILL OUT fridayzzzzz!!!

lemme know if  you likey or lovey or just lie.  LOL

Mwah to da BELLARIFIC SISTAHS!!!

Em

what’s up for today?

Things are bizzy in bellaland preparing for da SURPRISE coming next friday!  I cannot wait for you to see the reveal.. OMG.. I have a minimum of 20 images coming and you will FUH-REAK out.. Literally!!!!.. Ok enough teaZing..

Here’s a beeyoooootiful card made by Nickabella using our lovely twinkletoes HUGGABUGG.. is she the cutest thing EVAH?? Nicky used LABELS 2 by  Spellbinders and basic grey BONNET in the Urban Prairie collection.. MWAH! and one of my FAVORITEST sentiments

I want to EAT her.. do people eat HUGGABUGGS? hmmmm

I want to EAT her.. do people eat HUGGABUGGS? hmmmm

You still have a few hours left to email me your JPEGS for our challenge! This is SUCH a fun one!! The entries are just phenom!

So what are our BELLARIFIC BABES up to? let’s seeeeeee

Nicky made a beautiful card using our celebrate 3 liner stamp 🙂  check it out as she used a great technique you will learn a ton and get to stare at the eye candy!  Just a great idea for a masculine card!

Jen Del Muro used MONARCH huggabugg and she colored the little dotties in matching colors.. BEEYOOTIFUL work!

Dana made a gorgeous card with content-to-be-a-bella with yummy basic grey paper!  DEELISH!

Linda made a GORGEOUS card using Stella thinks she can cook!  Linda and her Stellas! She also used one of my favorite sentiments. Great job Linda!

Monique made a gorgeous card using our AMIMALS spotted giraffe.. so beautifully colored and check out the little boobbooo looolooo (that’s me speaking baby) pearl in her hair?!  I got the opportunity to see this live and I freaked at that pearl..LOL.. ohhh the things that make me happy 🙂

Enjoy the little things today sistahs and can’t wait to post the challenge participants tomorrow!! sooo excited!

mwah to da sistahs who NEVER COMMENT ON MY BLOG (lol)

Em

anothah day anothah dollah

Not quite sure why I made that the subject line.. just felt like saying it I guess..LOL!

Well I am sitting here entering some new Jenni Bowlin goodies.. LOOOVE that line.. LOVE LOVE LOVE that line.. did I mention I LOOOVE that line?  Honestly sistahs, I am SOO lucky with my ‘job’.. I get to spend the day with my husband and close friends.. I get to STARE at pretty things all day.. who could ask for more??? Well I would love if every one of you were with me here but hmph. You aren’t.  I swear that is the only thing missing!!  So at least if I know that you are “thinking” about lil ole me, I am happy 🙂

Nicky made a couple of FABULOUS card samples using heart HANGING blocks.. love these goodies

great for any occasion!

great for any occasion!

I just LOOOVE hearts.. that’s why I love valentines..LOL… when I make stamps for Valentines, I know that I am going to use them all year long.. can be used for miss you, love you, happy birthday etc.. any occasion really!

Yummy variegated ribbon and lyras and glitters OH MY!!!!!

Yummy variegated ribbon and lyras and glitters OH MY!!!!!

I loooove that card! and again you can use it as a trim on a scrapbook page as per the previous post for bridal showers, wedding!

and here’s a 3*3 card Nicky made with the funky plants hanging block

oh to wish for spring...

oh to wish for spring...

just for you sistahs! Please disregard the background.. ahem.. there was a little bit of no room going on...lol

just for you sistahs! Please disregard the background.. ahem.. there was a little bit of no room going on...lol

How’s DAT for HMPH day eye candy?  hmmmm?  you lovey da hangies?  (blocks that is)

So let’s take a look at BELLARIFIC BABE SIGHTINGS for the day 🙂

Karen Motz has somethin’ going on!!  She features daisyboardabella (i totally forgot her name.. can you believe?? i called her snowboardabella.. how GAUCHE) today.. HOW DEEELISH is she?? HMMM??  the colours the layout (bellarific babe Jen).. love the card and LOOOVE her!

Shannan Teubner BEEEYOOOTIFUL cards shannan! She used Kinibella and funky clothesline.. Love those stamps.. you’re gonna hear a lot of dat.. I love ALL my stamps.. well almost all *winks*

ok and some Bella Sightings.. otherwise known as “BS”..LOLOL.. I have to call it that now.. Ok let’s start again.. and NOW for some BS……..

Lori Craig at Splitcoaststampers has organized a challenge using our stamp and the same patterned paper.  You should SEE what these sistahs did with BLUEBELL BITTYBLOOM! You must check it out!!

Ok that’s it for me sistahs!

roger 10/4

let me know what ya thinky!

Mwah!

Em

some SAMPLEZ for you sistahs!

hiya tootsies,

just wanted to show you some ideas I did with my HANGING BLOCKS.. I just love them all.. there are SOO MANY of them and you can make a quick and easy card or a  border on your scrapbooking page for ANY occasion!

you can find all the hanging blocks for different themes here

the one I worked with here is called the hanging stars block

love this stamp!

love this stamp!

My style of stamping is really very clean and  S-I-M-P-L-E, I am always on the go, I never have time to “think” per se (how sad is that to have the GUTS to admit that..LOL).. and I love to be creative.. I love to stamp.. I love to color.. but I think I am majorly TYPE A.. as many of my colleagues would confirm 🙂  So… Having said that, I will try to make some samples-for-people-who-have-no-time-to-think-like-DA-BELLA.  Samples that focus on limited layers, pretty papers.. perhaps nestabilities and copics and lyra colored pencils with mineral spirits.. hmmmm not so simple no mo’.  That’s why the NICKABELLA is so important as she makes beeyoootiful layouts, thinks before she puts down a layer.. LOL.  My Anchor.  The bellarific babes also THINK.. ME??? I no thinky so much.  So I hope this helps some people who feel stressed about layouts etc.. sometimes, you don’t need to think!

here you see 2 cards and a sample scrapbook page

here you see 2 cards and a sample scrapbook page

In the card below I used silky black ribbon.. brand new in da store with more colors coming.. this 0.5″ ribbon is PHENOM and looks like silk but is stiff enough to tie knots.. YUM! also used this sentiment and the wish charm

A star is Born.. A pretty bold card for a baby :) but I love it!

A star is Born.. A pretty bold card for a baby 🙂 but I love it!

Below is a card using the same DREAM STREET PAPER as the one above.. love the stars theme!  it is more of a generic card.. a little more “black tie” (lol) where I used a celebrate stamp and I stamped the stars hanging block stamp repetitively across the card rather than just once.  I also used the new black ribbon to tie the bows.. OH and LOTS AND LOTS of glittah on both cards with the quickie glue pen (one of my favoritest tools).

bows bows bows!

bows bows bows!

Is the scrapbook paper below not the cutest thing ever??? You can embellish any of your scrapbook pages with any stamp.. the hanging blocks are great for a top border!  add a picture and some embellishments and VOILA.. super cute.. super SIMPLE BEEYOTIFUL CLEAN layout.  Just love this idea!

top of the 12*12 page

top of the 12*12 page

So what do you thinky?  Please let the TYPE -A -abella know!  Would love to hear your thoughts 🙂 (just LIE if you have to)

and DO NOT FORGET our Challenge this week.  You can see it here!

check out Bellarific Babe DANA for a sample of HALOBELLA.. so cute! Great job DANA meister!

check out our lovely PAULA babe for her card using the PEACE VW

Hey, when you stop by their blogs, tell them I say HI.. n’k?

Mwah to da sistahs who FEEL INSPIRED and ARE NOT Type A

P.S. Anybody watching the bachelor?!

Em