WELCOME TO BLOGABELLA

coredinations black magic and vintage are in!

you can find them here!  they are here in LIMITED QUANTITIES so enjoy sistahs!   I am also hoping you took a peeky in the Bellas’ favorite storage section!

we received more copic cases and I introduced a tool box which is TO DIE FOR… you can fit sooo much in there and it is a hard shell case for a cutter etc… YUMMMMMMMMOOOOOOOOO

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you can find them here

I was actually at a convention 3-4 years ago and saw this in a store and HAAADDD to HAVVE IT and have never looked back.  This company’s quality cannot be beat.. PHENOM.. it gets da Bella’s STAMP OF APPROVAL

CHA in 3 days.. WHAT AM I GONNA WEAR????

mwah to da sistahs who have clothes they like

Em

Picking your own FROOTSSSS

Ok, so here’s a funny little story.  Oh first of all I should probably say that I will announce the WINNAH of the recipes and advice given tomorrow.  The lucky winnAH will receive a $20 gift voucher!  So stay tuned!

Ok, so back to da FROOT picking.  We have done this in the past and I always ask the same question.  WHY DO WE DO IT… then I forget and the whole cycle starts all over again…

Ryan “wanna go strawberry picking?”

Emily “why?”

Ryan “because it is fun.. and a way to kill 2 hours”

Emily “fine.  K. we’ll go.”

And then I realize that it is SMOLDERING hot outside and I am MISERABLE.

So we go in the car and off we go to the farm to pick strawberries and sweet peas.. then after that activity we go for ice cream and buy fresh fruits and vegetables.. OK.. let me get to the crux of the event

We park the car.. proceed to BUY 2 big white buckets to collect the strawberries in… we walk approximately 2 km (=90 miles in my head) to the strawberry vines (are they called vines)?  my Tyler and Jayden are slipping in mushy strawberries as are Ryan and I… we follow these people wearing strawberry shirts who advise us which “lane” to go pick from.  So off we go… stooping and pulling and sliding and picking these strawberries.. my children have RED mushy faces from eating.. I am sweating but starting to LOVE the challenge of finding the biggest strawberry.  Ryan and I proceed to enter a SILENT strawberry picking contest… where we proceed to pluck strawberries and raise them to the sky to show EVERYONE WHO THE CHAMPION STRAWBERRY PICKER IS… our children at this point are a little bit unsupervised.. ahem… and are filling the buckets with what they DEEM good strawberries but we don’t notice cuz Ryan and I are bizzy becoming champions.  Once we fill the buckets to the point where it is difficult/impossible to carry them to the BOOF where we pay for them… $20 later.. we are pooped, and I start my questions again as to WHY WE PICK OUR OWN FRUITS when it costs $0.99 to BUY it in an air conditioned market…

Ryan says it is the EXPERIENCEEEEE

P.S. the strawberries were mushy and soft by the time we got home so they were thrown out.. but it was the EXPERIENCE..

P.P.S.  I won the ALL STAR STRAWBERRY PICKING CHAMPIONSHIP

mwah to da sistahs who enjoy picking their own  FROOTS

Em

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Happy 4th to da American SISTAHS!

’tis FUH-riday!  I miss da sistahs.. I have been SOOOO buried under piles of paypah but I have emerged for a second to say Hello!  soooo.. HELLO!  what’s everybody up to?  I think it is a loooong weekend there?  I hope you are up to lots of good times, barbecues, food, fireworks, rest relaxation 🙂 .. if that is happening in your neck of the woods, can I come ? 🙂

My kidlets started camp this week.. Tyler (6) is a veteran.. it is his 2nd year in a row hopping on a bus and going to a beautiful day camp… I grudgingly make his lunch (I don’t LOVE making lunches.. have I mentioned that evah?  I am running out of ideaRs)… Little daughter Jayden (3) started camp as well (in the mornings) and is loving it but when I see her little body walking with her GINORMOUS backpack I get these little aches and pains and pangs… I am not into making her lunch either..lol

Sooo my long weekend question to you issssssssss: what can I possibly give my kidlets for camp lunches.. fast, easy, and you guarantee me that they eat it.  I mean REALLY GUARANTEE anddddd that I will like to prepare it at 7:00am.. LOL

Big challenge and BLOG CANDY involved sistahs

Mwah to da sistahs who will give FOOD advice

Em

3b8d33– and the free shipping code continues…..

until tomorrow July 1st!  I am hoping that everyone is taking advantage as it wil be a while til the next one comes 🙂  please also note that due to the volume, shipping may take a little longer!

I also wanted to let the local sistahs know that the boutique is OPEN tomorrow July 1st!  We are closed today for the holiday and tomorrow will be refreshed and ready to pack and ship!

Hope everyone is having a great long weekend!

mwah to da sistahs who love free shipping

Em

FREE SHIPPING code 3b8d33 (case sensitive) over $45 til JULY 1st! (happy birthday Canada too)

Happy birthday to US (da sistahs) happy birthday to US (da sistahs), happy birrrthday to usssssss (da sistahs)…. happy birthday TO US.. oh and Canada too (*winks*)

Please use the code above for free shipping over $45 all over DA WORLD!  if per chance the code DOES NOT WORK.. please put a comment in the comment section and we will credit you the shipping upon processing.  WE PROMISE!

stay tuned throughout the day as a few stamps will be launched and some eye candy cards and maybe I will sneak in some birthday party pictures of my local sistah acting FUH-REAKY!

mwah to da sistahs who love da free shipping 🙂

Edited to Add:  HALOBELLA!

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MORE!  all bummed out  stay tuned for the cutest sentiments that go with him/her (stick a bow on her..LOL).. love the loose feet.. love the long sleeves.. LOVE the teddy.. and nicky popped up the bum bum and the teddy

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you likey da bum bum?

 MORE!

soccermomabella + sentiment!

i know that lots of sistahs will be happy  :).  Please note that soccermomabella can be used generically as well as I just put up the new sentiment best coach

Birthday Flalas from PINKY DINKY DOO!!!!! I love you pinky 🙂 thank you!!

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 my darling husband Ryan… this was waiting for me on my chair this morning.. he always says I am “ONE OF A KIND” (notice the middle rose :))

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Maralyn just RAN in like a whirlwind and represented da CUZZINS who I ADORE with flalas (MORE!) and sephora gift certificate.. can you say BARE ESCENTUALS????? and a beautiful card.. take a looky!

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**birthday bash with the Thursday LUNCH BUNCH last week :).. YES we are FREAKS but get to know us n’k? LOL

dena and nicky!  Everybody knows Nicky but I am not sure if anyone knows Denabella.. she is the BESTEST in the world and is my absolute right hand.. without her.. OMG.. let’s not think about it.  MWAH AND KISSES DENA.. I LOVEY YOU! but you and nicky ARE goofballabellas 🙂

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and YES I am a freak… see below.  Thank you to everyone for making every day such an amazing day.   I love you all.. da locals and da not so local sistahs

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teacup daisies anyone?

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JUNE 27th– MORE SHTUFF

Rose Bouquet featured here and the background used on the card

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LOTTIE AND GUSSIE… friends forevah!! LOVE THEM

and nicky’s card?  priceless 🙂

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Em

tomorrow is DA DAY.. DA FUN DAY

da 36 year old day.. lots of celebrations!!  I will be releasing some stamps.. some NEVER BEFORE SEEN pictures (LOL) and an additional surprise 🙂

happy birFday to meeeee, happy birFday to meeee… happy BIIIIIIRFFFFFF-DAY to MEEEEEEEE, happy birfday to me.

well, not yet but you can FEEEEL my excitement no?

Mwah to da sistahs who loooove surprises

Em

so many goodies… so little timmmme

Ok so I promised I would be finished my uploading yesterday.. ya.. not so much!  But here I am… sitting in my corner of the office.. it is now 8:25 pm and Nickabella is teaching a PHENOM big shot class.. (did I mention that I lovey DA BIG SHOT?)  I  LOOOVE hearing all da local sistahs ooohing and ahhhhhing.. makes my heart piTTAH paTTAH…

so here is some eye candy made by DA NICKY.. hope you lovey as much as I do :)… P.S. did you book the cruise yet?

branch with birdie card

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is that STUNNNING or what? I love the fact that Nicky put a sentiment right on the branch.. kinda like a special delivery.. or a special message (if that makes any sense at all?)

we then gots da ENJOY LIFE card featuring Krista’s  funky dandelion as a soft shadow behind the sentiment and Jan’s loopy criss cross border repeated several times on the pink paper.. YUMMMO!! (there’s that WORD again..) and DA BONBONS??? OMG.

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4th of july purses… I thought this was PHENOM using my star punches and their negatives.. brilliant no?

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Ok, so as u noticed, I STARTED writing this post last night.. then I continued this morning… and now I am finishing it 🙁

WHY IS THERE NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY????

mwah to da sistahs who NEED more time 🙁

love ya

Em

GREAT NEWS SISTAHS!!!

I heard through the grapevine (hee hee I have CONNECTIONS YA KNOW) that there is now a little teeny tiny weeny winy bit of room on the cruise!!! SOOOO if you wannnnnna join in on the fun….. click on Stamp and Cruise for more information and COME AND JOIN US!! will ya? won’t ya?  we NNNNEEEEDDD to meet DA SISTAHS! and boy do we have goodies planned.. ohboyohboyohboy (said with hands rubbing togethah)

for even MORE information click here

You can rest assured sistahs that Nichole, Gina, Nicky and I have lots of goodies planned!!!

 let me ..er ‘ahem’ I mean, let us know if you can make it

You may be asking yourselves.. there is NO WAY my hubby would join me on this adventure *right Sarah?* *winks*

but rest assured that the hubbies will be entertained! I mean Ryan will be there and Ryan is a MASTER ORGANIZER.. Nicky’s hubster Joe, and Gina’s and Nichole’s hubs… it will be fun!! The guys will have such a great time just knowing that we will no?

Mwah to da sistahs who will swim with DIS SISTAH (well, not so much swim but HANG OUT FO SHO’)

Em

solid WEEDS anyone?

Ok, so I am in love with these stamps.. n’k?  I ADMIT IT..  I think we  needed these!  I have a few more to post tomorrow so bear with me.. but NICKABELLA has OUTDONE herself 🙂  Check these out.. and mixed with dots and daisies.. YUMM-O (that’s new…LOL)

introducing funky dandelions

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introducing flowery weeds

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take a looky at the daisy peach embellishments with bling centers.. OMG.. in love with a daisy..LOL

introducing funky grass

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on the bottom right of this card you will see the poppy glitter dots “resting” on top of the raindrops eyelets.. it’s a feast for the eyes.. the gloss of the raindrops and the glitter from the dots (YUMMM-O– again..LOL)

mwah to da sistahs who LOVEY the word YUMMO

Em