WELCOME TO BLOGABELLA

MwahBELLA… OMG I LOVE HER

She’ssss up and she comes with “OUR WORDS” to go with her!! You can place the words on her hand .. like she is blowing  a kiss!!!  Check out Nicky’s card..   Nicky grabbed her before i could even see her take her! You can make your own background paper with her.. you can mix her also with Billboardabella’s words as Nicky did…. OMG OMG OMG. This party is gonna be sooo much fun!!!

Hmph.  I am in love with a bella.  Who blows kisses.

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Mwah to all da sistahs with 7 layer dips.

Em

ever feel like this?

LOL.. I feel like her all the time AND I want her title

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I used Goldfish baubles

copic markers

Stardust glitter pen (which looks a little TOO OBVIOUS in the picture but much more discreet IRL- in real life-just learned that one)

bellabustah (of course)

and my Roseanne sentiment which I LOOOOVE.

 

You likey?  I lovey! and I feely likey her-y

mwah!

Em

 

P.S. you ready for the PARTY tonight? LOL.. I AM SOOOOO READY.

Happy

anniversary/birthday tooooo meeeeee… happy anniversary/birthday TOOO MEEEEEEEEEE, happy  ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY TOOOOOO MMMMEEEEEEeeeeeee…. Happy ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY toooooo meeeee…  actually to US.  IT has been 1 full year since da SISTAHOOD was formed.. can you believe we have been BFFFF’s for that long?  feels like YESTERDAY when I was being screamed at re. shipping.  hmph.  SEE WHAT I REMEMBER?  I am such a half/empty type of gal.

Seriously sistahs, it has been the BEST year of my life.  THE BEST.  I cannot BELIEVE how much I have learned and grown (we won’t discuss which “grown” I am talking about.. hmph).. between learning how to conduct a business, learning to balance family/friends and business (still working on that one..LOL), moving twice.. OMG.. so much has happened.  ME SOOOOO HAPPY.   We have SUCH projects in line for da sistahs for the next year to come.. you have no idea.  NO IDEA.. already working on it. Nope, not giving hints.. NOPE, you can’t twist my arm.. the only thing I can promise is that you will be HAPPY.. my love of “PRODUCT” / QUALITY/ INNOVATION and of course FUNKYNESS will be provided to you.. the ideas are BRIMMING.  

 I wanted to thank all of you for sticking by me, for supporting me AND for being my friend.  MY TRUE BLUE friends.. you have no idea what it means to me.   As I mentioned a million times, you don’t have to OWN a BELLA to be a BELLA.. and all of you are bellas and sistahs and OMG I am speechless and look like  a bumbling (is that a word?) fool.  I hope you have enjoyed the journey and will “ride on ” with me..

Ok so the SCOOPAGE.   Tomorrow is DA BELLA BALL on splitcoast in my members forum –> http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=176 (since after ONE YEAR I cannot provide a proper LINK.. double hmph).  Basically it is semi formal..potluck.. bring yourselves and your senses of humors please.. DO NOT Leave them at home.  or at the office.. or wherever you are coming from.  Make sure kiddies are in bed so you can FOCUS (that has been my main word at home with Tyler… FOCUS  TYLER).. we are sure to have a BALL.. LOL… Who’s gonna be “DA BELLA-DA-BALL???”  we shall see.  Lots of activities provided by all da sistahs.. Katie Skiff and Laura Evans will be the hostesses along with Shannon Teubner, Lori Brown (AKA pinky dinky doo), Amy Rysavy, Gina K.. did I forget anyone? OMG.. there are tons more of da sistahs hosting.. if I didn’t mention you PLEASE forgive me.. I am too excited to even THINK! 

Here’s the snag.. or maybe it’s a good thing..LOL… My DH Ryan has purchased Bon Jovi tickets for us tomorrow night so I will be out from about 6-11:00 EST.. LOL.. can you believe that?  But I trust da sistahs taking care of it and I will have my blackberry with me so I will know your every move.  SO BEHAVE.. ya hear me?  NO WILD PARTIES TIL I GET HOME.  I will reveal a bella before I leave so that I can “whet” your appetites.. she is scrumptious and sexy and actually has a new look for this collection… YUM!  There will be challenges on the hour and LOTSA prizes.  Nothing will be sold out so don’t panic and take your time… you will get everything you want! (that is, ahem, if you want it!).  There is also another bonus but can’t tell you that til manana….

So tootsie roll sistahs… enjoy the day, rest tonight, prepare the ballgowns and

LET’s PPPPAAARRRRTTTTYYY

 Mwah to da sistahs who supported and *LOVED* me for the past year

may we continue to grow together

mwah mwah mwah

love you

Em

Doodles For Daniel

Sistahs,

So I went on an adventure.. an adventure to meet new people, new artists, ya know, to shake things up a bit (of course, WHY should things be STABLE and STATUS QUO in my life???).. In any event, on this journey I met a lot of sistahs… wonderful women who decided to take a risk and participate in my contest.. I appreciate all your effort. Sharon Gregory from www.funkyfairyspapercrafts.com has won my contest as I mentioned in a previous entry and her images have come to life in RUBBAH! Upon getting to know Sharon, I learned about a tragic event that occurred in her life.. a very sad time and I asked her if I could share with all of you. She wanted to have her story “outted” for lack of a better word and here it is written by Sharon

“I dedicate these designs to my son Daniel.

Daniel was diagnosed with a rare cancer(ewings sarcoma) in July 2006 when he was just 14 years old.During treatment the cancer managed to spread around Daniels body,and eventually to his brain. Sadly on 16th February 2007 Daniel lost his brave battle and peacefully slipped away,aged just 15 years xxx

Daniel loved to draw,loved to doodle….so its quite fitting that these designs be dedicated to his memory.

I hope you all enjoy using the ‘Doodle For Daniel’ Collection.”

Shaz x

So that is shazzy’s story (I AM ALLOWED TO CALL HER DAT N’K?? — SHE “LETTED” me)

Isn’t it amazing how everyone has a story, how there IS such a thing as FATE and REASON for meeting? I totally feel a connection and am THRILLED to have “met” Sharon.

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the cancer foundation of Sharon’s choice

Mwah to da sistahs ACROSS DA POND and everywhere else!

MWAH to Daniel, the inspiration behind these designs.

I have just posted a couple.. should be all up in the next half hour or so

you can find them here –> http://www.stampingbella.com/index.php?cPath=69

Doodles For Daniel

Sistahs,

So I went on an adventure.. an adventure to meet new people, new artists, ya know, to shake things up a bit (of course, WHY should things be STABLE and STATUS QUO in my life???).. In any event, on this journey I met a lot of sistahs… wonderful women who decided to take a risk and participate in my contest.. I appreciate all your effort. Sharon Gregory from www.funkyfairyspapercrafts.com has won my contest as I mentioned in a previous entry and her images have come to life in RUBBAH! Upon getting to know Sharon, I learned about a tragic event that occurred in her life.. a very sad time and I asked her if I could share with all of you. She wanted to have her story “outted” for lack of a better word and here it is written by Sharon

“I dedicate these designs to my son Daniel.

Daniel was diagnosed with a rare cancer(ewings sarcoma) in July 2006 when he was just 14 years old.During treatment the cancer managed to spread around Daniels body,and eventually to his brain. Sadly on 16th February 2007 Daniel lost his brave battle and peacefully slipped away,aged just 15 years xxx

Daniel loved to draw,loved to doodle….so its quite fitting that these designs be dedicated to his memory.

I hope you all enjoy using the ‘Doodle For Daniel’ Collection.”

Shaz x

So that is shazzy’s story (I AM ALLOWED TO CALL HER DAT N’K?? — SHE “LETTED” me)

Isn’t it amazing how everyone has a story, how there IS such a thing as FATE and REASON for meeting? I totally feel a connection and am THRILLED to have “met” Sharon.

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the cancer foundation of Sharon’s choice

Mwah to da sistahs ACROSS DA POND and everywhere else!

MWAH to Daniel, the inspiration behind these designs.

I have just posted a couple.. should be all up in the next half hour or so

you can find them here –> http://www.stampingbella.com/index.php?cPath=69

a Cherished we will go.. a Cherished we will go…

Hi Ho the derri-OOOOOOOO, A Cherished we will GOOOOOOOOOOO.. You’re probably asking yourselves if I have FINALLY “LOST IT”.. well I havent’!  I am SOOO excited.. I was invited to spend the day with “friends” and “family” cuz that is what I consiDAH my SISTAHs.. at Cherished Scrapbooks  (www.cherishedscrapbooks.com) at their open house in Mississauga Ontario on Saturday Dec. 1st.. In case you have all FORGOTTEN, Cherished Scrapbooks (Lisa, Dianne, and NICKY and EVERYONE) have been the key people I am forever thankful to.  They are the ones who launched my line in their store, spoke to everyone who would listen, introduced me to lots of people and watched me take up space at their cropping table cutting my RUBBAH.  To my Cherished Sistahs, I am FOREVER GRATEFUL.

So I am gonna Mosey on in and just take up MORE space and blab and chat while Nickabella does all the work..LOL JUST KIDDINK.. I will help *winks*.

So if any of you wanna visittttttt.. that’s a great place to be

 Mwah to da sistahs who feel “CHERISHED”

to Cherished I will goooo to Cherished I will goooo, Hi HO the DERRRRYYYYYY-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

A CHERIIIIIIIIIISHHHHHHHHHHHHHEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I will go.

Won’t you come too?

click on the linky above to get the deets (love that word)

Em

WINTER CLOTHES

Ok, back to the stamping theme.. lol (NOT for this paragraph)…. ARGHHH clothes.   Why is it that when you go up a size in shoes you don’t care?  EVEN 2 sizes..  How about a bra.. you can go up a size and, I mean, it isn’t DETRIMENTAL.. you don’t freak out and cry?  WHY is it that wallets ALWAYS fit and PURSES ALWAYS fit.. you don’t care if they are “too small” or “too large”?  These are intriguing, earth-shattering questions, no?   So this is what I did.  I went to Old Navy and found the most LUSCIOUS, SOFT, cashmere sweater EVAH… long and hooded and cute.. So I bought all 4 colours.  So I look the same every day but a different colour..LOL.  So the eyeshadow may change a little (as if I have time to put eyeshadow on)… Why do I do that?  Nicky does that too!  We see something that fits properly.. we try it on and buy 100 million of the same thing.. hmm… So I put on the most luxurious Charcoal Grey colour of my sweater collection and it ripped.. I have not been the same since.. must goooo return it.. but you know what the good news is?  I have THE SAME SWEATER IN A LIGHTER GREY! (ROFLMAO).. I am one sick stampin’ chick.. (oh that would be so cute to name someone’s blog!!)

So that is my deep thought for the day.

 Now, let’s talk DOODLES.  I think I am gonna have a little teeny tiny winy weeny woony moony toony loony reveal on Friday.. whaddya think?  There is a story with this collection.  The name of the collection will be called “Doodles for Daniel”.. it is going to be Phenom…..!  I plomise (as my daughter would say)

So off I go.. back to work in my PINK version of DA sweatah dat fits.

Mwah to da sistahs whose bags and shoes fit without a hitch

MWAH!

Em

doodly dooooo winner numbah twooooo

Ok, there will be 2 winners in this contest.. the rest were all phenom but just couldn’t choose but trust me, this will happen again REAL soon!!

Stephanie Mayne, will you please step up to the podium and claim your prize?   $50 gift certificate to stamping bella and some images to be made into stamps!! start pickin a name baby!

If you would like to see Stephanie’s blog.. she has WONDERFUL creations and great moooosic.  So enjoy!

Mwah to da talented sistahs who make my head spin…..

Em

DOODLY DOODLY DOODLY DOOOOOOOS

HIYA SISTAHS!

all is well over here.. plugging away, working etc.. the USUAL.. I wanna say Ujjjj (soft “J”) you know when you wanna say “usual in short form??”.. how long can I talk about the word usual..LOL?

So I wanted to THANK you so much for the amazing entries I received.. each and every one has been appreciated and reviewed and they were all so special.

 I will have 3 winners which I will announce over the next couple of days.  The first prize winner of $100 in Rubbah stamping bella money… drum roll please…… is the lovely and talented and wonderful  SHARON GREGORY.  She has designed some phenomenal goodies or rather PHENOM goodies for da sistahs!  We will be working very closely togethAH to ensure wonderful and original doodly doo images.  I will be releasing one shortly as it is just TOO CUTE TO RESIST!!!  YOU WILL LOOOOOVVVEYYYYY THEM.  (at least I hope you will.. ahem.. YOU BETTAH)

Thank you to da creative sistahs!  2nd prize and 3d prize winners will be contacted via email and announced on the blog that has 8 readers (ya MINE, n’k?)

MWAH MWAH MWAH! to my sistahs

Em