WELCOME TO BLOGABELLA

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY SISTAHS!!!!

What a happpppy week it has been!  Thank you for “sharing” in the happiness with us 🙂  and I hope you didn’t think I was a FREAK 🙂

Today’s theme was a sketch provided by Shannanabella

I have a little announcement to make and I am very sad about it but I havta understand.  This will be Shannanabella’s last week participating as a BABE-ORAMA.  Shannan has been a “part” of stamping bella since it’s genesis and has been a very important part of it at that.  Shannan has a lot on her plate and I havta understand that even though I want her all to myself.  So it is with great sadness that I bid Shannan farewell from da Babes but she also understands that there is ALWAYS a spot open for her.. right Shannan?

Now let’s see how Shannan’s sketch was interpreted by all.  This will be fun!  Off we gooooo!

Shannanabella used EVA BLOOM

Lindabella used FUNKY FREESIAS

Paulabella used ROMANTIC CAGE

Danabella used LILLY BITTYBLOOM

Meahnibella used GRUMPABELLA

Jodibella used KITTYCATTABELLA

Jeaniebella used STELLA DIGS IT

Karen MOTZABELLA used COCO HAS A CUPPYCAKE

Joannabella used RUMBALL with CANDLE

Now how’s DAT for da BELLARIFIC BABEROONI EYE CANDEEEEE?

Now let’s see what da HUGE sistahood contributed this week! ABSOLUTELY PHENOM! and some newbies too!! WOOOHOOOOO!

I have tried to LINK up the stamps to my shop for you to get a better view, but for some reason it isn’t working.  If you would like to find the stamp in the shop, just type in the name in the search box and poof! it will appear.  I am trying to load samples on line using the stamps as well so always click on the button “click for more ideas” and you may see a card sample that you like!

Arianne Addicks used EMMYBELLA

Arianne Addicks used EMMYBELLA

Avril Tanner used LOVEY HUGGABUGG

Avril Tanner used LOVEY HUGGABUGG

Bobbi Sloan used FLUTTERBY HUGGABUGG

Bobbi Sloan used FLUTTERBY HUGGABUGG

Brenda Martin used VALENTINA

Brenda Martin used VALENTINA

Cat Spicer used GERTIE LULU

Cat Spicer used GERTIE LULU

Corey Galluzzo used IZZIE HAS A DAISY

Corey Galluzzo used IZZIE HAS A DAISY

Dawn Barghorn used BEEDAY HUGGABUGG

Dawn Barghorn used BEEDAY HUGGABUGG

Deanna Woodland used DAISY BALLOON

Deanna Woodland used DAISY BALLOON

Deborah Southard used GRATTYTUDE

Deborah Southard used GRATTYTUDE

Denise Modin used LESLIE AND LORIE LULU

Denise Modin used LESLIE AND LORIE LULU

Dina used CHARLOTTE KETTO

Dina used CHARLOTTE KETTO

Gena Porter used KING OF THE WILD THINGS

Gena Porter used KING OF THE WILD THINGS

Jenn Borjeson used DAYDREAMABELLA

Jenn Borjeson used DAYDREAMABELLA

Jenn mcmillan used BABYCARRIAGEABELLA

Jenn mcmillan used BABYCARRIAGEABELLA

Jennifer Roach used LOVEYBELLA

Jennifer Roach used LOVEYBELLA

jessica Fitzhenry used HUGGYBELLAS

jessica Fitzhenry used HUGGYBELLAS

Kathleen Willis used TWINKLE FAIRY

Kathleen Willis used TWINKLE FAIRY

Kerri Michaud used PHOEBE KETTO

Kerri Michaud used PHOEBE KETTO

Kerry Johnson used CAKEY WATT

Kerry Johnson used CAKEY WATT

Kimberly Lowrey used CHLOE the COFFEE MUG GIRL

Kimberly Lowrey used CHLOE the COFFEE MUG GIRL

Krista Vantol used POOKIE lollipop

Krista Vantol used POOKIE lollipop

Leslie Good used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Leslie Good used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Lisa Henke used CATCH OF THE DAY

Lisa Henke used CATCH OF THE DAY

Lori Scott used KETTO'S DOLLY

Lori Scott used KETTO'S DOLLY

Lori Tecler used KILO WATT

Lori Tecler used KILO WATT

Margo Smith used TEACUP DAISIES

Margo Smith used TEACUP DAISIES

Mary Henesey Hansgate used PATRICIA BIRTHDAY CAKE

Mary Henesey Hansgate used PATRICIA BIRTHDAY CAKE

Michele Leishman used CHARLOTTE KETTO

Michele Leishman used CHARLOTTE KETTO

Monika Reeck used KENYA KETTO

Monika Reeck used KENYA KETTO

Olga Vassilenko used SPRINGTINI

Olga Vassilenko used SPRINGTINI

Rebecca Power used CHICHI KETTO

Rebecca Power used CHICHI KETTO

Regan Dagostino used PACK YOUR BAGS

Regan Dagostino used PACK YOUR BAGS

Robin Mckinley used GERTIE LULU

Robin Mckinley used GERTIE LULU

Sara Spencer used KILO WATT

Sara Spencer used KILO WATT

Sharon Holden used KETTO'S DOLLY

Sharon Holden used KETTO'S DOLLY

Sheila Veitch used BELLA'S TOPIARY

Sheila Veitch used BELLA'S TOPIARY

Silke Kittmann used MISSMATCH KETTO

Silke Kittmann used MISSMATCH KETTO

Siobhan Kline used WASABI KETTO

Siobhan Kline used WASABI KETTO

Tamara Bennett used EMMYBELLA

Tamara Bennett used EMMYBELLA

Terri Dodd used HANNA LOLLIPOP AND LANDON LOLLIPOP

Terri Dodd used HANNA LOLLIPOP AND LANDON LOLLIPOP

Tricia Traxler used KILO WATT

Tricia Traxler used KILO WATT

Vicki Burns used ROMANTIC CAGE

Vicki Burns used ROMANTIC CAGE

Violet Verhoog used IVY KETTO

Violet Verhoog used IVY KETTO

Tanya Fretz used PHOEBE KETTO

Tanya Fretz used PHOEBE KETTO

Tammy Hershberger used BELLA BABY HANGING BUNDLE

Tammy Hershberger used BELLA BABY HANGING BUNDLE

Angela Pruisman used LADY OWLIE AND HER SIGN

Angela Pruisman used LADY OWLIE AND HER SIGN

Monika Davis used ELLA LOLLIPOP

Monika Davis used ELLA LOLLIPOP

wendy bond used DAISYBOARDABELLA

wendy bond used DAISYBOARDABELLA

Allison Fillo used CURLY SURPRISEABELLA

Allison Fillo used CURLY SURPRISEABELLA

Anabela Neves used SNAILY HUGGABUGG

Anabela Neves used SNAILY HUGGABUGG

now how’s DATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT for SISTAHOOD EYE CANDEEE??

If you have sent me a submission and you don’t see it here, please please don’t get offended and email me ASAP and I will post!  Maybe it got lost in Cyberspace, Maybe I forgot, maybe I am an airhead.. LOL.. so please email it to me

Please remembah, that all participants in Bellarific Friday have a chance of winning $20 in bella bucks to spend as they wish in da bella shoppe.

Also remembah that ALL commentaytahs (commentators) have a chance to win $10 in Bella Buckeroonis if you just place a comment :), this should motivate you to both PLACE A COMMENT ANDDDDD SUBMIT!

Since Joannabella has become our Coordinator we have been sooo organized.  Don’t think I am brilliant (ok you can) and organized (ok you can— shhhh to all da sistahs who COME IN to BELLALAND and see my desk.. SHHHHH.. wasn’t Einstein disorganized?)  I am GRATEFUL to my WHOLE design team and for Joanne for taking the BULL (me) by the horns and telling me what the Next Bellarific Theme is! so a BIG round of applause to da WHOLE BELLARIFIC BABEROONI TEAM and to JOANNE for FEEDING DA BULL (me, in case you didn’t read it one line earlier..LOL).

ALSO I HAVE PROLONGED THE FAVORITE PRODUCT BLOG POST WINNAHS TIL MONDAY CUZ I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT MORE PRODUCT!!

NEXT WEEK’S THEME…… VALENTINES DAY! (or LOVEY DOVEY)

how to submit?  Make any card with the above theme and email to me ANY TIME UP TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11th.. email to emily@stampingbella.com with the SUBJECT LINE: BELLARIFIC FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12th

one SLIGHT hitch.. I will be travelling to FLORIDA that day for a 10 day holiday with the family.  I will try my bestest to get it on line by Saturday 🙂

Mwah to da sistahs who lovey da BULL

Em

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG.. today RE-HEALLY is a happy day

We gots some GOODIES sistahs.. can’t wait to post it online!!  but I will tell you what they are k???

We got JAPANESE MASKING TAPES IN!! (these make me so happy you have no IDEAR) and we got all the new Cosmo Cricket lines in the store (Material Girl, Garden Variety and Joyride).. YUM! there was some CRAZY pushing and shoving going on here.. OMG.. I almost even fainted!!

here’s an AWFUL picture of me kissing my masking tape (ya, I am crazy) but if you HAD THESE TAPES you would kiss them toooooo!

please ignore dusty glasses and closed eyes

please ignore dusty glasses and closed eyes

now here are more pictures of just the goodies

couldn't wait to rip the bag open

couldn't wait to rip the bag open

a little tug of war with my friend Diane

a little tug of war with my friend Diane

cosmo cricket teaser!

cosmo cricket teaser!

today was a GREAAAATTTTT day!

now take a look at a sample layout I made with the masking tape :).. the layout is not quite done.. needs something of dimension but I wanted to show you how great it is

i used the MILESTONE definition block (and the patterned masking tape)

i used the MILESTONE definition block (and the patterned masking tape) also used MY MINDS EYE love me do collection

maskinggggg tapppppppe = happpyyy LOL who needs ribbon?

maskinggggg tapppppppe = happpyyy LOL who needs ribbon?

and here are some examples of fun things you can do with the tape as well.. dress up a simple lunch bag!  Tape an envelope sealed.. decorate a glassine envelope.. YUMMM

you can identify your tools/art supplies with the tape by wrapping a piece around it.. dress up your agenda, a spice jar.. OMG!

now how’s DAT for EYE CANDEEEEE?

Goodies will be online soon

*****Ohhhh and another  thing.. a great thing.. a WONDERFUL thing.. a HAPPY THING… guess who’s coming to Bellaland in June????   DONNA DOWNEY! she is coming for a weekend of classes! OMG is that not exciting!  If we see how many people would be interested in taking her classes, we will make a list and find a venue (hotel, accomodations etc!).. how much fun will that be!  She is coming on June 4-6 for lots of funnnnnnn! and lots of classes!  we are gonna have SUCH a great time.. you have to come k? LOL*****  Please email me if you are interested

don’t forget bellarific friday tomorrow AND don’t forget the previous post for your chance to win some hair drying gloves.. YUM!!!!

Mwah sistahs

I be soooo verrrry happpppy

Em

products products products. HMPH- and blog candy!

here we go again about INANIMATE objects and products that I adore.  Sistahs, as you all know (if you know me by now or if you are new, you will get to know me rather quickly..LOL as I am not that difficult to figure out!)

Remember THESSSSE? Well they are about to HAUNT YOU AGAIN!

So let’s discuss some blog candy here…..  I was recently contacted by the owner/creator of the HAND DRYING gloves, Patti Coyne.  I discussed these gloves  in this post.  Patti is from one of my favorite Toronto HOT SPOTS in terms of product called Delineation.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this store.. they have all the newest hottest must-have products!  Ok, I may sound redundant.. LOL but have I mentioned how much I LOOOOVE these gloves?  I really really love them and TRUST ME.. if I no LIKEY something, I TELL-Y.. and if I LOOOVEY something, I TELL-Y TOO and force people to buy it..LOL.  A lot of people have been asking me what products I use in my hair (curly).  I use a product call CURL KEEPER and the whole line of curl care products from www.frizzoff.com .  I actually get my hair cut at the creator’s salon… they obviously specialize in curly hair products.  TRUST ME SISTAHS, I have tried it ALL.  I am a makeup, purse, wallet, moleskine, any agenda, pen, hair product DIVA..LOL.  The website for the hair products is rather flashy LOL.. There is a “technique” in how to saturate your locks in Curl Keeper and you may think it is crazy that there is a technique but please watch the videos and you will THANK me!

So this is the scoop. Patti sent me some gloves to give out as BLOGGY CANDY to all of da curly haired sistahs out there!  I have 3 PAIRS to give away to 3 lucky winnahs!  BUTTTT you gotta work for it.  Since I am a product Diva, I need to know what product- whatever it is- that you CANT LIVE WITHOUT! So I now can’t live without these gloves.  I also don’t wear much makeup but I love this new eye shadow I got from MAC called NAKED LUNCH.. i put it all over my lid and leave! it’s YUMMY!

I also love SHU UEMURA eyebrow pencil.  Now I don’t really like the look of an eyebrow pencil.. but this is magical.  it only goes on when it touches your brow.. just a little tint and hue.. LOVE IT.. and you MUST ask them to sharpen it the japanese way with a razor blade.. it’s amazing.

So HERE are my TWO NUGGETS.  I have MANY MORE UP MY SLEEVE that I love and cherish.  Be sure to leave a comment and I will pick 3 lucky winnahs on FRIDAY!  We may discuss this stuff more often if you are interested?  SO DON”T FORGET TO TELL ME WHAT YOU LOVE AND CANT LIVE WITHOUT in a COMMENT!

Don’t forget Bellarific friday submissions should be in by Thursday Night with this sketch as the theme

Mwah to da SISTAHS who LOVE PRODUCT!

Em

bloggypoooooo

sorry sistahs!  Another crazy weekend around here!!

let’s announce some winnahs from last week n’k?

here’s da winnah for da CONTRIBUTAH last week!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

7- COREY GALLUZOOOO-- yay sistah! you won $20 in bella bucks! will put it into your account!

Timestamp: 2010-02-02 20:43:45 UTC

here’s da winnah from the COMMENTAYTAHS:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

45-ALEXIS E! Please email me and I will send you your bella bucks!

Timestamp: 2010-02-02 20:45:35 UTC

tomorrow will be MUCHHHH MORE TALKATIVE.. I PLOMISE!

mwah!

Em

it’s a LLLLAAATEEE bellarific friday! (sorry)

Hiya sistahs! sorry for the previous EMERGENCY post but it really was an emergency..LOL!  We had a store full of people trying to rifle through boxes , kicking, pushing SHOVING!  SISTAHS IT WAS CHAOS!!!! LOL.. but a good chaos 😉

So let’s boogie with BELLARIFIC FRIDAY so I can load the new goodies into the computer n’k?

The THEME FOR THIS WEEK IS BIRTHDAY.. hmph.  Why do I have to wait anothah 5 mumfs for mine?

Let’s see what our BABEROONIS have done this week.. OUTSTANDING I ‘says’

Danabella used ALLBOXEDUPABELLA

Jeaniebella used IZZIE HAS BALLOONS

Joannabella used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Jodibella used SPOTTY KETTO

KAREN MOTZABELLA used MONSTAH BASH

Lindabella used ADDY ‘TUDE LOVES TO SPARKLE

inside of her card

inside of her card

Meahnibella used MEREDITH the TEACUP GIRL

PAULABELLA used LADYBUGGY LOLLIPOP

Shannanabella used ALLBOXEDUPABELLA

LOOOOVEY my BABEROOOOOOONIES SO MUCHLY!

Now, let’s talk about da AMAZING SISTAHOOD!

Amber Kroening used ETHAN LOLLIPOP

Amber Kroening used ETHAN LOLLIPOP

Angela Pruisman used BIRTHDAY CAKE WITH A STELLA IN IT

Angela Pruisman used BIRTHDAY CAKE WITH A STELLA IN IT

Avril Tanner used HEARTY CUPPYCAKE

Avril Tanner used HEARTY CUPPYCAKE

Catherine Groden used ALLBOXEDUPABELLA

Catherine Groden used ALLBOXEDUPABELLA

Chris Parmenter used MISSMATCHED KETTO

Chris Parmenter used MISSMATCHED KETTO

Christy Stanford used AGNES KETTO

Christy Stanford used AGNES KETTO

Corey Galuzzo used KISSIEFACE

Corey Galuzzo used KISSIEFACE

Dawn Barghorn used ADDY 'TUDE used ADDY 'TUDE IS A CUPCAKE DIVA

Dawn Barghorn used ADDY 'TUDE used ADDY 'TUDE IS A CUPCAKE DIVA

Deanna Woodland used KETTO'S POT O' FLOWERS

Deanna Woodland used KETTO'S POT O' FLOWERS

Erica Johnson-Wanzer used DAYDREAMABELLA

Erica Johnson-Wanzer used DAYDREAMABELLA

Jeanette Smith used MONSTAH BASH

Jeanette Smith used MONSTAH BASH

Jennifer Roach used PARTYGIRLABELLA

Jennifer Roach used PARTYGIRLABELLA

Kimberly Lowrey used BESSIE LULU

Kimberly Lowrey used BESSIE LULU

Krista Vantol used KETTO'S DOLLY

Krista Vantol used KETTO'S DOLLY

Leslie Good used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Leslie Good used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Lisa Galbraith used DAINTYBELLA and HEARTY CUPPYCAKE

Lisa Galbraith used DAINTYBELLA and HEARTY CUPPYCAKE

Lisa Henke used KING OF THE WILD THINGS

Lisa Henke used KING OF THE WILD THINGS

Lorie Haines used BILLBOARDABELLA

Lorie Haines used BILLBOARDABELLA

Mairi Wittenberg used TURTLE TOTS BIRTHDAY WISHES

Mairi Wittenberg used TURTLE TOTS BIRTHDAY WISHES

Margo Smith used TATIANA KETTO

Margo Smith used TATIANA KETTO

Monika Davis used CAKEY WATT

Monika Davis used CAKEY WATT

Regan D'Agostino used HEARTY CUPPYCAKE

Regan D'Agostino used HEARTY CUPPYCAKE

Robin Mckinley used SCARLETT TEACUP GIRL

Robin Mckinley used SCARLETT TEACUP GIRL

Sandy Kerr used BETTINA BUTTERCREAM

Sandy Kerr used BETTINA BUTTERCREAM

Shanna used THE BIRTHDAY BOY

Shanna used THE BIRTHDAY BOY

Sharon Holden used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Sharon Holden used CUPPACAKEABELLA

Siobhan Kline used DAISYBELLA

Siobhan Kline used DAISYBELLA

Tanya Atkisson used PARTYGIRLABELLA

Tanya Atkisson used PARTYGIRLABELLA

Tara Panaroni used HOLLYHOCK BITTYBLOOM

Tara Panaroni used HOLLYHOCK BITTYBLOOM

Terri Dodd used ELLA LOLLIPOP

Terri Dodd used ELLA LOLLIPOP

Tricia Traxler used BEEDAY HUGGABUGG

Tricia Traxler used BEEDAY HUGGABUGG

Vicki Burns used ALLBOXEDUPABELLA

Vicki Burns used ALLBOXEDUPABELLA

HOW AMAZING ARE THESE CARDS?? I just love them!  Thank you all so much for contributing 🙂 I see some new names too!

soooo if you REALLLY like these CARDZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, then I suggest you place a comment and say HOOOWWWW MUCHHHH YOU LOVVVVE THEMMMMMM and you can win $10 in bella buckaroonis!

Those who contributed this week have a chance to win $20 in Bella Bucks!   Winnahs will be announced on Monday!

Ok, so NOOWW for next week’s sketchy Bellarific Friday!

This is DUE NEXT THURSDAY to be emailed to lil ole me (not so little)

Mwah to da SISTAHS who are amazing!!!

Em


WHY does something like GLUE make me HAPPY?

Here we go with the INANIMATE object stuff.. and how much I LOVEY IT!  Wait til I show you THIS!!

It allllllllllllllllllllllll started when I decided to take an online class with Kelly Kilmer on Art Journaling (one of the many classes I have been taking).  The class I am taking is called A LIFE MADE BY HAND.  It is so wonderful.  As I always say about art journaling is that the process means more to me than the end result.  Kelly mentions wonderful art supplies she uses which I will update you on here unless you take the class which I really recommend.

The first supply she mentioned was the COCCOINA GLUE STICK. Then I investigated further and found the COCCOINA GLUE PASTE (YUMMALISH) and the LIQUID GLUE.  The amazing thing about these glue sticks and paste and liquid is that they are ALL NATURAL, made with ALMOND OIL, have amazing “stickability”, are acid free and smell like a FRESHHHHHH MARZIPAN.  AND… There are NO CALORIES!  LOL.  Kelly uses these gluesticks with GUSTO.  I just tried them and am in LOOOOVE!! Oh and they are made in Italy… YUM.  They should smell like Pizza, no? lol

da GLUE sticks

da GLUE sticks

da ROLLER liquid glue

da ROLLER liquid glue

da PASTE.. has a little well in the middle and has a little brush

da PASTE.. has a little well in the middle and has a little brush

I will also be carrying some gift journals just cuz I could NOT resist and wanted to share with da sistahs! so stay tooonedddddd in the what’s new section!

Ok couldn’t wait.. had to SHARE the SMILE JOURNALS.. are they not SOOO ME? All handmade leather in Italy, 5″*7″ and is refillable.  Amazing to keep with you or to gift 🙂

do you LOVEY da GLOOOOOOO????????

Also got some new 7 GYPSIES GOODIES!!!! and will be receiving MOST OF EVERY PIECE OF NEW AMERICAN CRAFTS!!! (having them overnight it so I will receive on FRIDAY!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!)  See some of the perks of NOT going to CHA?  I get the stuff BEFORE da peeps get back! LOL.

So excited so tomorrow will be a POSTING NEW STUFF DAY!

Also, DON”T FORGET this week’s BELLARIFIC friday theme is BIRTHDAY.. and you can send to me by Thursday evening

Mwah to da sistahs who love GLOO and nice new goodies

Em

OMG I totally forgot

about my blog for a MINUTE!!! (or 2 I admit).. I have been so swamped in crafting ideas and personal projects and bidniss projects OMG!  Denabella and I will be travelling to a retailer event in Boston at the end of March and we have to start thinking about our project we are gonna be teaching lol and some fun make and takes.. WOOHOO!  I am also taking a family trip to FLA in february and spending time with my mom there and going to Disney.. have NOT had a vacay in about  8,987,044 years.  HMPH.  Of course I will remember to blog there :).  I will share what I am working on in a couple of days and see what you thinky about it nk?

Ok let’s talk BIDNISS.

Some winnahs perhaps?

Ok, so the winnah of $20 in BELLA BUCKEROONIS for CONTRIBUTING to Bellarific friday last week isssssssss…. drumrollll pleeeeasseeeeee:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

8- LORI TECLER YOU WIN!! email me and I will send you your voucher!

Timestamp: 2010-01-26 18:04:19 UTC

Now for da winnah of the COMMENTATAH ($10 in bella bucks)

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

9- EMILY you win!! (sounds like I am talking to myself..LOL.. which I do.. anything wrong with dat? 
Email me and I will send you your $10 voucher!

Timestamp: 2010-01-26 18:05:40 UTC

Also wanted to share some scrapbook goodness with you.. this layout was done by our very own Jill Sprottabella.. how cleverly she used our SCRAPLINES BUTTONS! LOVE IT! and our 10 things i love about you stamp too

mwah to da SCRAPPY and STAMPY SISTAHS!!

stay tooooned for tomorrow.  We will have a little blogggg candy

You got it! uh -HUH.. it sho’ is.. it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

Hiya sistahs!

I’ve missed you!!   Things are really BIZZY in Bellaland but I have lots of ideaRs to post online next week.. *ahem* of course not all STAMP related!

let’s get down to Bidniss.. this week’s theme was TWINCHIES.. my interpretation was TWINCHIES on a card but I learned (last night) that it coulda just been a twinchie project 🙂  so here goesssss.. I’ve mentioned before how much I love INCHIES and TWINCHIES.. it gives you a fresh perspective and allows you to use elements of a stamp that you never thought should be “featured”.. it’s amazing really!

So let’s see what our BABEROONIS have been up to… READY?   SET?  HERE WE GOOOOOOOOO!

Danabella used FLUEY HUGGABUGG.  She also used Basic Grey BROKEN CHINA paper from the JUNE BUG COLLECTION and this sentiment

Jeaniebella used STELLA HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

Joannabella used HEAD OVER HEELS HUGGABUGG

Jodibella used gossipabella

Karen Motzabella used SAKE KETTO

LindaBELLA used BESSIE LULU

Meahnibella used FLUEY HUGGABUGG

Paulabella used HANGING HEART BLOCK

Shannanabella used BESSIE LULU as a magnet!

now how’s DATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT for da “i” candeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?

Let’s see more talent coming from da sistahood!

Amber Kroening used TOPIARYBELLA

Amber Kroening used TOPIARYBELLA

Angela Pruisman used BUTTERFLYABELLA

Angela Pruisman used BUTTERFLYABELLAChristy Stanford used ANISE KETTODeborah Southard used TURTLE TOTS birthday wishesEmily Davis used DAISYBELLAJamie Morris used BEEEMINE HUGGABUGGJennifer Roach used ANISE KETTO, GINGER KETTO, WASABI KETTO and MAISY KETTO

Karen Wilson used SUNDAY DRESS

Karen Wilson used SUNDAY DRESS

Karin Hoeve used LOVEY HUGGABUGG

Karin Hoeve used LOVEY HUGGABUGG

Leslie Wittenberg used YOGABELLA

Leslie Wittenberg used YOGABELLA

Lori Brown used HEARTY CUPCAKE

Lori Brown used HEARTY CUPCAKE

Lorie Haines used SAKE KETTO

Lorie Haines used SAKE KETTO

Lori Tecler used CUPPYCAKE WITH A SPRINKLE ON TOP

Lori Tecler used CUPPYCAKE WITH A SPRINKLE ON TOPMairi Wittenberg used RUMBALL with CANDLE

Regan D'agostina used SKETCHY WILDFLOWERS

Regan D'agostina used SKETCHY WILDFLOWERS

sara spencer used MONSTAH BASH

sara spencer used MONSTAH BASH

Vicki Burns used TAKE A STAND MAYA

Vicki Burns used TAKE A STAND MAYAMairi Wittenberg.. our resident 11 year old BELLAHOLIC!

Emily Davis used DAISYBELLA

Emily Davis used DAISYBELLA

HOW”S DATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT for SIST

AHOOD “i” CANDEEEE?

Now don’t forget sistahs.. place a comment and you have a chance to win $10 in BELLA BUCKS!  All CONTRIBUTAHS have a chance to win $20 in bella buckkkkssss!!
NEXT WEEK’S BELLARIFIC THEME IS BIRTHDAY!  Due JAN. 28th!
MWAH TO DA SISTAHS WHO LIKE THEMES IN ADVANCE 🙂
EM 

Is it WRONG to be in love with an INANIMATE object?

LOL!  Today we had a great day in Bellaland.  I have been TERRIFIED of my new JANOME SEW MINI sewing machine which arrived approximately 7.5 weeks ago.  It’s been in the box ever since.  Today was the day I was FORCED by Denabella to open it.. and it was great timing because our wonderful and talented Diane Losier came in to work and she guided me through it.. (Hopefully she will come in whenever I need to change the thread or bobbin thingy or whatever you call it..LOL).. So I had to run out and buy thread and i came back and practiced a little and sewed a little tag on the following layout!  I WAS SOOO EXCITED!! I am so in love with this little machine that I think I wanna buy 4 of them..LOL.  I also took out my XYRON 250 and fell in love with THAT all over again (note to self, buy one in every size.. am I NUTS or what?). Oh.. ANOTHER thing I am in love with.. and I mean AM IN LOVE with.. and I really mean AM IN LOVE WITH is a product called HAPPY TAPE.  I LOVE this product.  I actually ordered EVERY SINGLE COLOR for myself.. of course to test it out before I can sell it to my loyal and faithful customers.. (why couldn’t I buy ONE roll to test out is beyond me…).. in any event I AM SO THRILLED that I bought this tape because it is WONDERFUL… they come both SHEER and OPAQUE.. they are easily “tearable” not to be confused with “TERRIBLE”.. and they come in a KAJILLION colors.  I will be carrying this product in the next couple of weeks as it totally passed BELLA APPROVAL!  I use it in the place of ribbon, I use it on my packaging, envelopes, binders, agendas.. OMG.. the ideas are endless!!

Ok enough “conundrun” (sp).. here is my layout..LOL

here's my sewing expertise.  FINE it isn't so straight but it's great for a first attempt, no?  Also used Basic Grey ORIGINS stitched brads and glazed brads and donna downey tag

here's my sewing expertise. FINE it isn't so straight but it's great for a first attempt, no? Also used Basic Grey ORIGINS stitched brads and glazed brads and donna downey tag

Here I used our ROUND MEMORY BLOCK stamp and new wooden heart embellishments and a 7 GYPSIES sticker in the middle.  Put two ORIGINS glazed brads in the center of the heart button

Here I used our ROUND MEMORY BLOCK stamp and new wooden heart embellishments and a 7 GYPSIES sticker in the middle. Put two ORIGINS glazed brads in the center of the heart button. Do you see a little bit of the turquoise and gold striped HAPPY TAPE??? YUM!

MORE GOLD STRIPED HAPPY TAPE!! YUMMMMMMMM

MORE GOLD STRIPED HAPPY TAPE!! YUMMMMMMMM

you likey da tapey and da goodies?

MWAH!

Em