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Sistahs,

Princess POOPY made a POOPY on the TOIDY!!! How happy are you?  (lol.. not sure but I know that I am)!  Having said that, I must say that I was INSPIRED to launch some new goodies… (everyone thanks you JAYDEN!!)

So check out my “what’s new section”.. OMG  we gots a  seal balancing a ball on her nose with the most PHENOM sentiment (sometimes life is a balancing act).. not only a PRETTY FACE here…(LOL), we gots some of the most amazing stellas EVAH (thank you Jan!!)..  stellas with cupcakes, with coffee, on the phone… hmmmm we gots some groovy VW’s… girly and boyish ones.. great for Father’s day and matches perfectly with the “feeling groovy” sentiment!  Thanks to Tiddly, we have an amazing wedding couple called Togethah Forevah… and last but not least….chichi’s ruby ribbonlace! love the movement in that image and her expression.. and I love causes!

Enjoy!  Happy long weekend!

mwah to da sistahs who will sit back, relax and enjoy

Em

whusssssssuuppppp?

Sistahs,

It’s been a bit cuh-RAZY around Bella HQ (lol– as if it is a headquarters..).. sistahs starting to discoVAH my little teeny tiny weeny winy boutique.. SO MUCH FUN!  Our store is always full.. always some coffee brewin (ok, well sometimes.. ok, well only when I am reminded gently).. our one conference table always has some sort of action.. that table means the world to me..  I know it sounds silly but it is THE place where we gather round, talk, shmoooze, create, gossip but most of all LAUGH… We try our hardest to make it the  warmest place on earth and me thinks we have succeeded! so thank you Nicky, Ryan, Dena, Hannah, Stephanie, Donna, Michelle, Irene, and of course our Shelley and Diane and Christine and Marjorea and Dia and Lana.. oh I can go on and on.  This is why I can’t wait to come in to work in the morning 🙂 .. My list can go on and on.  SO thank you sistahs for making my day so memorable.. every day.

Just to let da LOCAL sistahs know that I Will be open this Saturday from 10:00AM-2:00pm for a little shopping’ so come by and say hi!  I will even let you sit at DA TABLE…LOL!

I have also posted our 2 new classes for June so please call to sign up ASAP as the classes sell out very quickly…

This weekend we have our little Jayden’s 3d birthday party.. how CUTE IS THAT?  Now to battle the toilet training… Nothing works with her… I have now told her that when she has to “go”, she should tell us that  “PRINCESS POOPOO” (lol) has to go to the toilet and we will dress her as a princess as she sits on her “throne”.. she seemed remotely interested in that so I will keep you posted if it works..LOL (cuz my daughter’s toilet training interests you.. no?- LOL)..  Anyone want to share any toilet training stories??  I need all the help I can get!

 I have CONVINCED little Jayden that she absolutely needs this for her birthday.. I mean come on.. you know ME ahem I mean JAYDEN and her dollhouses.. I can’t wait to get my HANDS, ahem, I mean I can’t wait to play with her in this new house of mine, ahem I mean hers… LOL!  You get da drifty?

So I have snuck a few little things on my site… I have the new manly bag of inspiration.. the paypah is to DIE for and the little paper gear embellishments.. YUM!  the colours are phenom.. I hope the camera represented it.. I will be coming out with a few more inspiration bags in the next couple of days… they are now packaged in a BEAUTIFUL box.. YUMMA MUMMA! (do I really say these things out loud??).. I have also introduced a new bag of bordahs.. for scrapbooking and card making.. you can cut the borders in half for cards… MUMMA YUMMA! (yes, I am weird).. they will come in great colours! I will always try to mix the paypahs.. you will get some coredination paper, some prism and whatever other coordinating one.. trust me n’k? (famous last words).  I will also be posting some masculine stamps in the next coupla days tooooooooo.. I be SOOOOOO biZzy…

Mwah to da sistahs who don’t need to dress up like princesses to go potty

Em

happy mothah’s day to DA SISTAHS!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend :).. we certainly had lots of fun!  I got a beautiful camera and can finally take some pictures of my family..LOL.. they have been soooo neglected!  We went for brunch to our friends house and the kids played outside all day.. what a beautiful afternooooooon! Hope you and yours had the best day too 🙂

Thought I would put a little SPARKLE in your day… Please meet BUTCH AND MIMI made by our phenom Christy from Tiddly Inks .. Are they the cutest or what?  did you notice his beard and her eyelashes?!  I thought they would be phenom for an anniversary card using to a wonderful pair?  or happy anniversary??? YUMMMMM! Also, take a look at her BOW and the background bows… Krista from Sunshine Designs has created this amazing bow in 3 sizes.. packaged together.. phenom for toppers, for backgrounds or for focal points.. I just think that they are so great (if I do say so myself..LOL!)

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they are also far enough apart where you can cut them and use them singly… for an “I MISS YOU” card… delish or WHAT?

I have also posted “WOOFIN IT UP” by the same talented Christy from Tiddly Inks… LOOOVE this.. reminds me of taco bell crossed with Lady and the Tramp.. does that make sense?? Take a looky!

Da sistah has been verrrrrry biZzy ovah here researching and trying new products and have now posted the BIG BITE to make holes anywhere on a 12*12 page, through cardstock, metal, chipboard etc.. also inserts and presses eyelets soooo easily without massacring them..(lol on the massacre).. I have also found DA BESTEST PAYPAH EVAH for copics.. at least I love using this paper.. blends beautifully, doesn’t smear (after ensuring dry ink), and is a beautiful weight (150lb).. and has a creamy texture and color.. I LOVEY IT!  Definitely has da bella’s  stamp of approval.. (get it? stamp?  I know hardy har har)…

Hope you lovey the releases.. I will try to post more throughout the week 🙂

 Mwah to da sistahs who love da doggieZ

Em

STAMP AND CRUISE 2008- wanna sponsor?

Sistahs,

As many of you know, Nichole Heady from Papertrey Ink, Gina K from Gina K Designs are hosting a CRUISE this October!  OMG.. A cruise!  I mean the opportunity of a lifetime just to see me in a ‘kini! (NOT).. Ok, I digress…  We have a confirmed booking of approximately 160 stampers and a waiting list going on.  Please put your name down if you are interested as there may be cancellations .  Please contact Cruise One for more information 🙂

Now, if you know Nichole, Gina and I , you know that we love product and we believe firmly in products we promote.  Having said that, we have had many requests for information on how one can promote their business/product by sponsoring our beloved cruise with fabulous door prizes, goodie baskets, product to use in classes.. What better way to promote yourselves than by sponsoring product to 160 avid stampers :)?

At this time, all 3 of us will be accepting sponsorship requests for the cruise.  If you are in the papercrafts business/stamping/scrapbooking industry and would like to learn just how to participate in our sponsorship program, we are currently reviewing requests by email.  You can contact any of us through email (da bella at emily@stampingbella.com) and please please please put CRUISE SPONSORSHIP in the subject line of your email.

We would like to thank Scor-PAL, Core’dinations and Stewart Superior  and more who have committed to the three amigas!

Mwah to da sistahs who will float on our boat

P.S. we are soooo excited!!!

Em

blog candy? whuSS dat?

Here you go!!!  Winning Sistah, please email me ASAP with all info!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

368-- VERNA G!

Timestamp: 2008-05-09 20:43:57 UTC

I swear sistahs,  I really never understood the whole blog candy thang…until I met with a dear friend who ‘splained the whole thing….where have I been?  (aside from my blog candy booboo a while ago..LOL).. SOOOOO I decided that I am sick and tired of people emailing me saying.. you are SOOOO funny.. I LOOOOVE reading your blog…. ARE YOU REALLY THIS WAY?? So my faithful 4 people who read my blog and COMMENT, I thank you.. for the rest of you anonymous sistahs, I am gonna TEMPT you to place a comment.  I am gonna give out some BLOG CANDY… do I have to say what it is or should I surprise you? hmmmmmmmm

Ok, so this is what I would like… I would like you to post a comment.. just say HI.. reveal yourselves sistahs… and I will have someone from our team pick a numbah and the random number picked will be a WINNAH!  now what do you think of that?  I am a quick learner on the blog candy bidNISS, no?

Oh, and I will be revealing MORE images.. I will keep on adding it to the bottom of this post so keep checking!

Ok, can’t wait to read my 4 comments!

Mwah to da sistahs who will finally say HI.

Em

Stellarina stellarina tiny little thing

Stellarina dance, stellarina sing! (said to the tune of THUMBELINA).. do you think I have a 3 year old? LOL.

I am in love with yet another ballerina.  Yes, she is a little swollen.. yes she is a little bit off… LOL.. do you know who I am talking about??

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I actually have a sentiment that is PERFECT for da STELLA  “dance like no one is watching” is that perfect or WHA?

LOVE LOVE LOVE HER…  did I say I love her?

hope you lovey da stellarina as much as I do 🙂

mwah to da sistahs who can keep their balance like stella can

Em

Namaste

Please tell me that is the way to spell it.. LOL.. cuz if not.. I am gonna feel like a dumbdumb.  This is not really a bidniss post.. it’s more of a remember-those-days-with-my-fabulous-4-readers-where-i-used-to-make-fun-of-myself?  LOL.. so here goes…

I have decided that it was time to go on a little diety poo poo and do some exercise where I don’t have to jump up and down and still sweat..LOL… do I live in a bubble world or what?  ANYWAYYYYYYYYYYY  I saw my friends Amanda and Jay a couple of weeks ago and they looked ABSOLUTELY PHENOM.. so I asked them.. WHY DO YOU LOOK SO ABSOLUTELY PHENOM?  and they told me MOKSHA YOGA.. hot yoga.. hmmm.. I asked if they had to jump up and down.. and they said “nope”.. then I asked if they sweat.. and they said YUP.. and then I remembered Madonna and her TONED YOGA BODY and said to my self.. “self? (ok I know that’s old).. why don’t I go ahead and try this type of exercise”.. so as I start something new, I am just the type where I can’t DIVE into a class and humiliate myself so I booked a private class for Ryan and I… welll…. I don’t think Nicky mentioned a KABILLION times to bring water and not to faint… then she told Ryan  to watch me and make SURE that I dont keel over in the heat..LOL.. so off we went to our class.. I changed in the bathroom (cuz I don’t changey in publicky), put on my yoga gear (why not get in gear even if you aren’t into the sport)… actually that reminds me.. a few years ago I started “spinning” at a health club where you are in a dark room with FUNKY music and you are riding a stationery bike to the beat and the teacher tells you the resistance to stand etc.. LOOOVED that class… so what did I do?  I bought SPINNING SHOES and a GEL SEAT for the class… it seems that once I get “equipped” for something, it is a type of kiss of death.. do you think I “spun/spinned” again?  NOPE.. got DA SHOESIES and did not spin again…

Anyway, of course my biggest fear of this yoga biDniss was that a) I would pass out from the heat b) I WOULD LAUGH HYSTERICALLY at the silence c) I would suffer MAJOR anxiety at the silence..LOL…  So ryan and I walked in the heated room and it really was the most peaceful experience.. the class was about 95-100 minutes long and it was just wonderful.. can you believe I didn’t laugh?  I didn’t stress?  I WAS IN SHOCK.. but then again I was in a private class.. I guess it will be different when I am in a proper class….

so whaddya think I did?  I BOUGHT A YOGA MAT…

UH OH…. you know what DAT means

mwah to da sistahs who know how to spell NAMASTE

Em

sometimes you forget

what you wanna be when you grow up, don’t you?  I DO!!  This sentiment  gives me the shivers.. I dunno why but it sooo does..

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meet ambitious cowgirl  and ambitious fisherman.. They are drawn by CHICHI!  LOVE THEM….

Speaking of Chichi.. I have also launched Gardenia Gardenthumb and Pierette Pointytoes (who has THE MOST TO DIE FOR EYELASHES on the planet.. must be “great lash”-LOL)

there is moooore but I didn’t have a chance to post.. will advise

mwah to da sistahs who love da CHICHI and who NEVAH EVAH forget who or what they wanna be

Em