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Da BeLlArIfFic FrIdAY iS Here!

Hiya sistahs!  well we are back from the “award ceremony” and guess what the BESTEST mom did?

she forgot her camera… GRRRRR..

So anyway, here we are.. bellarific friday.. have a store full of sistahs and I escaped to my computer.. no one will notice….

I would like to announce a new amazing Bellarific Babe who will be completing our team.  Her name is JEANIE WITMER and she is just amazing!  I have to say we have da best group around.. da best sistahs around.. well, just the best of everything really.  Please make a stop at her blog and show her some lovin’.. k?  Show her how POWERFUL da sistah’s are.  All you have to really say is “hi”.!

Ok.. so the theme for this week’s bellarific friday was HALLOWEEN or FALL.. a little break from the sketches to allow for some creative freedom!  I hope you all enjoyed it and if you don’t see your card up and you have sent it to me, please feel free to email it to me and you will go into the draw for $20 in bella bucks.  If you place a comment, you also have a chance to win $10 in bella bucks!

So let’s just see what our babes have been up to this week 🙂 Grab a cuppa java and enjoy!

JEANIEBELLA used SPOOOOKY STELLA

Danabella used the MUMMY the WITCH and the PIRATE

Joanne Basile used MATILDA MUFFINBREAD

KAREN MOTZABELLA used SPOOOOKY STELLA

LINDABELLA used CHEFABELLA

MEAHNIBELLA used BEWITCHEDATUDE

Paulabella used ROW OF PUMPYKINS

SARAHBELLA used our HAPPINESS definition block and EVERYDAY MOMENTS SCRAPPY WORD STAMP

SHANNANABELLA used LITTLE WITCHY

and our SPOOOKY stamp as a background!

So how’s DAT for DA babes?

Now let’s go with our SISTAHOOD!

angela Pruisman used MONSTAH BASH

Angela Pruisman used MONSTAH BASH

Angela Thomas used BELINDA BUMBERBOOTS

Angela Thomas used BELINDA BUMBERBOOTS

christine dol used SPOOOOKY STELLA

christine dol used SPOOOOKY STELLA

Colleen Wold used WITCHYBELLA

Colleen Wold used WITCHYBELLA

emily davis used THE MUMMY THE WITCH AND THE PIRATE

emily davis used THE MUMMY THE WITCH AND THE PIRATE

Gaby Duclos used LITTLE WITCHY

Gaby Duclos used LITTLE WITCHY

Janet Rossi used LITTLE WITCHY

Janet Rossi used LITTLE WITCHY

Leslie Good used LITTLE WITCHY

Leslie Good used LITTLE WITCHY

Leslie Wittenberg used the MUMMY THE WITCH AND THE PIRATE

Leslie Wittenberg used the MUMMY THE WITCH AND THE PIRATE

Lori Brown used TWINKLE FAIRY

Lori Brown used TWINKLE FAIRY

Lorie Haines used BEWARE HOUSE

Lorie Haines used BEWARE HOUSE

Lori Tecler used WITCHYBELLA

Lori Tecler used WITCHYBELLA

Margo Smith COSMOBELLA

Margo Smith COSMOBELLA

Monika Davis used WITCHYBELLA

Monika Davis used WITCHYBELLA

rebecca power used BRANCHING OUT OWLIES

rebecca power used BRANCHING OUT OWLIES

shannon bracken used BEWITCHEDATUDE

shannon bracken used BEWITCHEDATUDE

Tammy Hershberger used MONSTAH BASH

Tammy Hershberger used MONSTAH BASH

Tracy Cornhill used BEDBUG HUGGABUGG

Tracy Cornhill used BEDBUG HUGGABUGG

Valerie Johnson used WITCHYBELLA

Valerie Johnson used WITCHYBELLA

So sistahs.. how’s DAT as a launch to da WEEKEND?!

Mwah to da sistahs who lovey da WITCHES

Em

a few things to say (lol.. as if you are surprised) and some BLOG CANDY!

Hiya sistahs!!

first a reminder to send your Bellarific Friday submissions by tomorrow morning 🙂 (send to emily@stampingbella.com).  I am not loading until the afternoon cuz my little Tyler is receiving an award in school that we have to attend.. a reward for the most adjusted in a new school.  I am so thrilled for my little one!

We are VERY busy in Bellaland these days trying to prepare for our upcoming show at the CREATIV FESTIVAL and the NATIONAL WOMEN’s SHOW.  It’s our first jaunt on the road and are so excited!! So won’t you join us from near and far and in between?  will you? huh? huh? will you?  Our booth is built.. our make and takes are prepared (Paulabella and Lindabella will be demoing all day Saturday October 17th) How exciting is THAT?  so if you don’t really want to visit Ryan, Dena, Helen and I.. then at least come say hi to Paula and Linda..LOL! (just kidding.. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULDN”T WANNA SEE RYAN?? ).. we have other great make and takes being planned.. one different one on each day!

2 of these (actually a different one for the second one) will be greeting you at the booth too!  She is life size and even gives autographs! LOL

Another piece of news in Bellaland is that we have a brand new stamping teacher!  She is so talented, innovative, current and just a joy to be around!  You will LOVEY her! I PROMISE!!!  She has already led some Java Wednesdays at the store and everybody fell in love with her! Her Name is Shelley!

This is Shelley hard at work for the show assembling our brand new DOT mixes that will be featured at the show! You will love them AND her!

Can you tell we are excited!?

Another yummy thing is that as you all know we have been working on developing www.scrappingbella.com .  Well, it’s finally in the final development stages!  Go take a look there and tell me what you think of our little sample of our new design!

Ok now for another little funny story…

Note the lip gloss lodged in this “potted plant” (these little paper flowers  will be giveaways at the show that our Shelley made for us).. This little lip gloss looks innocent right?

how cute is this pot?  at the center of each flower is a bella pin :)

how cute is this pot? at the center of each flower is a bella pin 🙂

its there its there

its there its there.. see it with the JK?

So this is the scoop on the lip gloss.  I went to target in Buffalo and I am always in the makeup department… and almost always lost in the lip gloss department.  I am ADDICTED to lipgloss.. but it has to look natural.. it can’t be sticky (MAC) cuz if it is sticky then my hair gets stuck to it.. then i walk around with hair on my cheek.. you get the picture.. it ain’t PURTY.  So this lip gloss called out my name.  I read the box it came in and it said that it was clear when applied and then promised to “react” with your skin and assume your lip tone.. so basically it promised to enhance the NATURAL tone of my lip.  It also promised to not be sticky.  WHAT MORE could a sistah want?? a stickiless, neutral shiny yummy lipgloss right?

So I bought it and put it in my purse.  One day at the office I found it in my purse and decided to put it on. So I slathered it on.  Felt minty and yummy and STICKY FREE  on my lips. AND I FORGOT ABOUT IT. Sure enough our lovely Laurie P. came in the store to shop (Hi Laurie!) and all I hear is “WHOOOOAAAA BABBBBBBY”.  I stared at her a little puzzled, I must say and asked her what was wrong?!  She says to me, ” YOUR LIPS!!!!” and I casually say.. “it’s the NEW LIPGLOSS “.. ” ISN”T it GREAT?”  Laurie says.. “YA” (but did NOT sound convincing).  So I quietly snuck to the bathroom to take a looksy and what do I see?  THESE FLORESCENT PURPLE SMACKERS staring at me in the face.  OMG OMG OMG.  I was MORTIFIED!! I took toilet paper and WIPED it off promptly and was so embarassed to re-enter bellaland.  But I did.. with my head hanging low.. LOL and of course WITHOUT the PERFECT lipgloss.

So here’s your chance at some BLOG CANDY ($25 in blog candy) to buy WHATEVER you would like! Do you have any funny makeup stories?   Any products that promised one thing but didn’t come out exactly as promised??  If so, leave a comment with the story to make the sistahs laugh.  I will close this contest next Tuesday Oct. 6th

Mwah to da sistahs who lovey da NEUTRAL lipgloss 🙂

Em

Another reason to CELEBRATE?

Hiya sistahs,

I wanted to announce da WINNAH of da BLOG CANDEEEE from last BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!

NUMBAH 22 from da ENTRIES has won!

MEGAN LOCK!  You are da winnah of 20 BELLA BUCKS!

NUMBAH 28 from da PEANUT GALLERY COMMENTS has won!

LISA HENKE!  YOU WIN 10 BELLA BUCKS!

Please email me sistahs and I will send your vouchers out (I forgotted to cut and paste the RANDOM numbers.. forgive me!)

So I decided to play around with our new DEFINITION STAMPS by PEPPERMINT CREATIVE and I went NUTS!  Who says you always have to have an IMAGE as your focal point? HMMMM?  I also used our new OCTOBER AFTERNOON papers from the REPORT CARD COLLECTION (click on the MORE IDEAS button to see the backs of the paper)!  I will be uploading the rest of the collection and the FARM FRESH collection!  SO YUMMY!  I also used our SILK RIBBON collection (which I will be posting too… the silk ribbon is so soft and yummy and romantic.  Will be putting it on line shortly too!

ALSO.. DON”T FORGET bellarific friday this week.. no sketch just a fall/halloween bella theme!

so sistahs… I want each and every ONE OF YOU to CELEBRATE today!

Mwah

Em

I’MLATE I’MLATE I’M LATE for da BLOG HOP!! OMG

I am soooo sorry!!!
I don’t have a card for this challenge due to da RELEASE and da BELLARIFIC friday but da BESTEST sistahs participated….

HERE

1. Emily – www.stampingbella.com/blog
2. Shannan – Pink Tulle with Feathers and Sequins
3. Joanne – http://www.stampedbyhand.blogspot.com/
4. Laura – http://lauraevans.typepad.com/my_crazy_stamp_obsession/
5. Paula – http://www.paulatracy.com/
6. Jamie – http://www.jaymerzstamps.blogspot.com/
7. Sara – http://saracreativemind.blogspot.com/
8. Anita – http://www.anitabestampin.blogspot.com/
9. Karen – http://paperplayhouse.blogspot.com/
10. Dana – http://danashouseofcards.blogspot.com/
11. Gaby – http://sheinksalot.blogspot.com/
12. Lesley – http://ourscrappylife.blogspot.com/
13. Michele – http://papercuts.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
14. Jane – http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga…&ppuser=123368
15. Tammi – http://tropicaldreams-17.blogspot.com/
16. Megan – http://meganlockdesigns.blogspot.com/
17. Debbie – http://dreamsofglitter.blogspot.com/
18. Jen – http://iheart2stamp.com/
19. Tiffaney – http://www.inkling2stamp.blogspot.com/
20. Cindy – http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/
21. Miche – http://micheldesigns.blogspot.com/
22. Kathleen – http://willstampforwine.blogspot.com/
23. Debi – http://www.debiscrazylife.blogspot.com/
24. Sparkle – http://sparklecreations.blogspot.com/
25. Arlene – http://scubascrapper.blogspot.com/
26. Janet – http://www.corrosivecreationsbyjanet.blogspot.com/
27. Julie – http://www.stampinwithjulie.blogspot.com/
28. Tanya – http://www.little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
29. Rebecca – http://www.feelgoodink.net/
30. Carisa – http://ladyguineveresinkyfaeries.blogspot.com/
31. Kelly – http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

So get groovin, and you will start this fabby dabby event by visiting SHANNANABELLA

Enjoy!

MWAH!

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY and the RELEASE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!

Phew! What a WEEK sistahs.. it’s been CUHRAZY in Bellaland and in CYBERBELLA.  Thank you so much for your continued support and appreciation.. this is what makes me INSPIRED and want to find more ARTWORK for da sistahs so KEEP IT UP!

Some NOTES to remembah!

REMEMBAH that our GIVEAWAY (TSHIRT) is valid until MONDAY so take advantage (all orders over $85)!  It is SCRUMMY! and don’t forget to check out our new releases if you havent.. OMG.. FANTASTIC (if I do say so mEself)

REMEMBAH that our SUPERSTAR BABES will be arriving in T.O. on Saturday Oct 3d!  Just in time for WORLD CARDMAKING DAY and boy do we have goodies in store for da LOCAL sistahs!  They will be teaching 2 different card classes each (OMG OMG OMG) we will be having some SURPRISES that weekend too so you HAVE to come and visit!!!

REMEMBAH that we are ON DA ROAD and will be having a booth at 2 SHOWS!  The national WOMEN’S SHOW and the CREATIV festival here in downtown toronto and our very own PAULA AND LINDA will be demoing on Saturday Oct. 17th!!

Ok now that the BIDNISS is taken care of , let’s boogie with BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!!

Here is the sketch we got to work with courtesy of KAREN MOTZABELLA!

Let’s see what da BABES are up to! Cannot use adjectives cuz THEY ARE ALL OVER THE TOP!!!

DANABELLA used COCO HAS A CUPPYCAKE

JOANNABELLA used IS THAT A CUPCAKE ON YOUR HEAD? (LOL.. who thinks of these names? *winks*

KAREN MOTZABELLA used TRIPLE DECKER PRESENTS

LINDABELLA used NOAH THE COMPUTER GUY

MEAHNIBELLA used CIRCUS TENT

PAULABELLA musta been drinkin..(LOL LOVE YOU PAULA) and here is her WRONG rendition of the sketch.. but she makes me laugh and I love her and her work so here is BETTY the BOOKWORM

SARAHBELLA use our SIMPLE PLEASURES sentiment  and JENNI BOWLIN paper and THICKERS in her LAYOUT!

SHANNANABELLA used GEORGINA GLAMOURPUSS

SO IS THAT A BELLARIFIC BABELICIOUS SPREAD???

Now let’s start with da SISTAHOOD’s contributions!  Now if you don’t see your entry here, it’s not cuz I ignored it LOL.. it may have gotten lost in the shuffle so PLEASE email me your entry and I will add it in!

Ok let’s boogie!

Amber Hight used CHARLOTTE KETTO

Amber Hight used CHARLOTTE KETTO

angela pruisman used SPOOOKY STELLA

angela pruisman used SPOOOKY STELLA

Antje Eccarius used I-DESERVE-A-TIP-A-BELLA

Antje Eccarius used I-DESERVE-A-TIP-A-BELLA

Beth Scott used AGNES KETTO

Beth Scott used AGNES KETTO

Brenda Martin used TEDDYBELLA

Brenda Martin used TEDDYBELLA

Colleen Wold used I-DESERVE-A-TIP-A-BELLA

Colleen Wold used I-DESERVE-A-TIP-A-BELLA

Cyndee used JAVABELLAS in a clever folded card!

Cyndee used JAVABELLAS in a clever folded card!

Denise Modin used FELIX KETTO WITH A FLOWER

Denise Modin used FELIX KETTO WITH A FLOWER

Gaby Duclos used LOTTIE AND GUSSIE GABALOT

Gaby Duclos used LOTTIE AND GUSSIE GABALOT

Jane Bracht used RUBY AND ROSE (I think it is just RUBY :)

Jane Bracht used RUBY AND ROSE (I think it is just RUBY 🙂

Janet Rossi used GERTIE LULU

Janet Rossi used GERTIE LULU

Jeanette Smith used TEDDYBELLA

Jeanette Smith used TEDDYBELLA

Jeanie Witmer used BETTINA BUTTERCREAM

Jeanie Witmer used BETTINA BUTTERCREAM

Joan Ottevanger used WITCHYBELLA

Joan Ottevanger used WITCHYBELLA

Kim Stewart used SAY CHEESEABELLA

Kim Stewart used SAYCHEESABELLA

Leslie Good used SHOWER BUGG

Leslie Good used SHOWER BUGG

Lori Brown (aka PINKY DINKY DOO) used LOVE BEETLE HUGGABUGG

Lori Brown (aka PINKY DINKY DOO) used LOVE BEETLE HUGGABUGG

Lorie Haines used POLAR BEAR CIRCLE

Lorie Haines used POLAR BEAR CIRCLE

Lori Tecler  used CHARM BRACELET

Lori Tecler used CHARM BRACELET

Margo Smith used TATIANA KETTO

Margo Smith used TATIANA KETTO

Mary Clark used Stella with an OLIVE ON TOP

Mary Clark used Stella with an OLIVE ON TOP

Megan Lock used IVY KETTO

Megan Lock used IVY KETTO

Michele Ghent used PUFF

Michele Ghent used PUFF

Michelle Trotter used LOVEY HUGGABUGG

Michelle Trotter used FLUTTERBY HUGGABUGG

Monika Davis used BEST FRIENDS FOREVAH

Monika Davis used BEST FRIENDS FOREVAH

Rachael used CRUISABELLA

Rachael used CRUISABELLA

Rebecca Power used NOAH THE COMPUTER GUY

Rebecca Power used NOAH THE COMPUTER GUY

Sharon Holden used MISSMATCH KETTO

Sharon Holden used MISSMATCH KETTO

Sindibella (our teacher here in da bella BOOOTIQUE)

Sindibella (our teacher here in da bella BOOOTIQUE)

Tammy Hershberger used the Mummy the Witch and the Pirate

Tammy Hershberger used the Mummy the Witch and the Pirate

Tanya Atkisson used TATIANA KETTO

Tanya Atkisson used TATIANA KETTO

Tanya Fretz used DANDELION BUNCHES

Tanya Fretz used DANDELION BUNCHES

Vicki Burns used GINGER KETTO

Vicki Burns used GINGER KETTO

Silke used our AMIMALS turtle stamp

Silke used our AMIMALS turtle stamp

WOOOHOOOO! what great cards!! And OMG.. the CLEVERNESS.. THE MASKING… THE SHAPED CARDS.. you know what? Each and Every week, I learn something from da SISTAHOOD.. and THAT, my sistahs, is what MAKES it a sistahood!

MWAH TO MY VERY OWN, PERSONAL, SCRUMMY, YUMMY SISTAHOOD

Em

Today is DA DAY! It’s RELEASE day andddd GIFT WITH PURCHASE!!

***SISTAHS, PLEASE KEEP COMING BACK TO THIS ENTRY AS I WILL BE UPLOADING THROUGHOUT THE DAY!! so KEEP “REFRESHING”***

***ETA: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING ME ABOUT THE SIZES OF THE TSHIRTS – you can buy them HERE! great for gifts and your personal sistahood.  Now for the sizes.. the size of the BUST or is for the WIDTH only of the tshirt.. so if you lay your tshirt flat and measure the width, our measurements should jive!  I suppose you can double it for the circumference and add a little for “give”. Also, our GIFT WITH PURCHASE ends MONDAY SEPT 28th*** so take advantage sistahs!

I have been BEGGED.. PLEADED with… ALMOST BEATEN to come out with a SISTAHOOD TSHIRT.. and GUESS WHAT SISTAHS!?  IT’S HHEEEERRRREEEE!!!   Yup it is.  I SWEAR.  *Sistah’s PROMISE*.  We have made the CUTEST… YUMMIEST.. COZIEST… decaled tshirts!  The front looks somethin’ like this.. AGGGtually, EXACTLY like this .. LOL.  and it is available to YOU for FREE for all orders over $85!  Yup! You can wear it to conventions to IDENTIFY yourself.. and maybe meet new sistahs…if you go to a crop, your “sistah’s house” to play.. or when you go “night night”.. it’s really a “GOOD THING” (per Martha Stewart)

Here’s a pic of the tshirt!  All sizes available.  All you have to do is when you place your order and it is over $85, just put the size desired in the comment section! (small-3xl available). For size specifics, please email me at emily@stampingbella.com and I will forward you the information.

**also please don’t forget our ongoing FREE SHIPPING for orders over $55 in North America and $75 OVERSEAS..  Is this an amazing day or what???**

ANOTHAH phenom thing we created is DA BELLA BOX (fits letter size papers)! WHAT is an EXCLOOOOSIVE  BELLA BOX YOU ASK? Well, First of all it is ADORABLE! LOL if I do say so meSelf.  But SECOND of all, it is TRES TRES FUNCTIONAL.  If you EZ mount your stampies, you  can put it on a storage panel and put it in your BOXY.  If you have recipes, card sketches, looseleaf, your children’s homework (LOL.. see what mode I am in?) you can also put it in the box.  Have I mentioned that I LOOOOVE this box?  Fabulous quality and screenprinted with LOVE.

a picture of the rings.  they are so "CHEWY".. soft and stretchy so they won't "CLIP" you when you open and close them!

a picture of the rings. they are so "CHEWY".. soft and stretchy so they won't "CLIP" you when you open and close them!

a sample of "dirty" "LOOOOVED" stamps on a storage panel with thin EZ MOUNT

a sample of "dirty" "LOOOOVED" stamps on a storage panel with thin EZ MOUNT

Ok, First let’ introduce (UPON MUCH REQUEST– ain’t i so giving to da requests?)

BRAND SPANKING NEW EXCLUSIVE BAUBLE SETS! 11 WONDERFUL sets created by DENABELLA with love!  So if you are fearful of committing to  a certain color, here’s your chance to get a great “TASTER”

MELTED HONEY

BUBBLY

18 KARAT

SEAGLASS

CITRUS PEEL

CARAMEL TREAT

HOLIDAY WISHES

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

PINK PUNCH

BLUEBERRIES and CREAM

First let’s take a looky at what our CHRISTY CROLL has come up with for this release.  TO DIE FOR!!! Christy I LOOVEY you!

meet our CONFUSED CHRISTMAS CAT

CONFUSED CHRISTMAS DOG

THE “CHOIR”

YOU DECORATE MY LIFE

Now let’s talk about one of our new CELEBRITY artists..LOL.  All my artists are celebrities in my eyes.  Oh how I love them all so!

Meet MISS MINTABELLA.. known as MISS MINT.. or known as my cousin PAM.  Her bio will ‘splain how we crossed paths.. a little weird I must say and SHOULDA COME SOONER!!!  As you all may know, I have been working diligently for a LOOONG time on our new website WWW.SCRAPPINGBELLA.COM! This eagerly anticipated LAUNCH will be *fingers crossed* on November 1st or sooner! SOO.. to appease my scrappers, MISS MINT and I have collaborated and made a PHENOM starter selection of SCRAPPY stamps… they will be called SCRAP ‘INK stamps.. She has come out with AMAZING concepts, and unfortunately her wit and humor are almost identical to mine so BEWARE of the most PHENOM SCRAP ‘INK stamps to come!!  So here’s a 40 image TASTER of what will be a HUGE collection by November!  Remember.  These stamps are HYBRID stamps meaning you can use them both in cardmaking and scrapbooking.  I have made sizes of the stamps that will mostly fit both a scrapbook page and a card.. so STRAP YOUR SEATBELT on and ENJOY!

Meet my cuz PAM.  Is she not STUNNING?  she looks *exactly* like ME! (LOL). and here is what she has to say

“Shout out to the stampin’ sistahood!  My name is Pam but I’m probably best known as Miss Mint, at least to those in the digital scrapbooking world.  I am the owner and lead designer at PEPPERMINTCREATIVE.com, an online shop specializing in original digital and hybrid scrapbooking supplies.  I have been a graphic designer for some time but when I accidentally stumbled upon digital scrapbooking 4 years ago, it was love at first “click”.

Now I spend my days (and sadly most of my nights) in my jammies under the glare of my monitor uttering profanities at Photoshop as it unexpectedly shuts down on me mid design.  It’s the best.

You can also find my designs on SCRAPBLOG.COM and thanks to my awesome design team, layouts and projects featuring my designs have been known to appear in quite a few national and international books, magazines, and idea books.

When I am not working (which is never), I am usually pretending to be a photographer, or pretending to work out at the gym.

So you might be wondering (or you might not, but I will tell you anyway), how Emily and I may have crossed paths.  I was going to tell you an exciting and elaborate tale, but the truth is, we’re COUSINS (how’s that for nepotism?) and the only truly bizarre part of the story is how long it took us to realize that we could collaborate in some way.

It was my second or third visit to the MOUTH WATERING CRAFT OASIS that is the official Stamping Bella store here in Toronto that we finally sat down and discussed.  Bella to Mint. Mint to Bella.  I left with a notepad full of demands ideas and ran home to start drawing.  And Emily made the rest happen.  And NOW I am SOOOO excited to be sharing my stamps with you and I am beyond grateful to Emily who, through this adventure, has helped me rediscover my passion for drawing and doodling.  I am the luckiest SISTAH EVAH!”

so let’s see what Pam’s all about and her style:

I love cupcakes and have a particular affinity to them.. my Dad always calls me cupcake and I have been searching for the perfect one 🙂

HEARTY CUPPYCAKE

comes with the sentiment and INCHIE size for envelopes or INCHIE SQUARES! sentiment is available separately

CUPPYCAKE WITH A SPRINKLE ON TOP

Includes sentiment and inchie! Sentiment is also sold separately

rumball with cherry on top

rumball with candle on top

includes inchie and sentiment!  Sentiment is also available on its own.

The following TOP 10 stamps I find BRILLIANT. (along with the rest).  They are funky, whimsical and functional.. forces you to journal in a FUN way!! And wait til you see the CARDS (yup cards!) we make with these babies!

TOP TEN FAVORITE THINGS

10 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOU

10 things I LOVE about you

Now for our DEFINITION blocks.  I AM IN LOVE with these (how annoying am I with all this love? LOL.. but I really am LOVING this).  Again.. these are PHENOM to put on a card or on a scrapbook layout!  Last week, when PINKY (lori brown) came to visit with da girls, she had a sneaky peeky and “STOLED-ED” one.. LOL

here is her card using TOGETHER DEFINITION BLOCK and KISSY FACE.. it was for her and Joe’s ANNIVERSARY!! cute or what?? That’s what I call a USEFUL stamp no?

TOGETHER DEFINITION BLOCK

BEAUTIFUL definition block

BIRTHDAY definition block

CELEBRATE definition block

FAVORITE definition block

GIGGLE definition block

HAPPINESS definition block

LAUGHTER definition block

MEMORY definition block

TRADITION definition block

Ok… How’s THAT for BRILLIANCE?  Now MORE Brilliance!  It’s the NEW SCRAPLINES by our very own MISS MINT!  She is AWESOME isn’t she?  You have to tell her that by leaving a comment k?  PLOMISE? (as Jayden would say.. P.S. it is I who says that all the time now and Jayden says it properly.. LOL)

SO let’s discuss SCRAPLINES.  I think it is versatile, and SO MUCH fun to use!  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, these stamps look like simple outlines as an image but once you USE them, you will be AMAZED!  Stamp on your SCRAPS, cut out (and by cutting, I, in no way mean PRECISELY!  the wonkier you cut around the outline (scrapline) the cuter!), and apply.. thaSSSS it! thasss ALL!  This is the first BATCH of these stamps.. ant they come in different sizes per package.. for inchies, scrapbook pages (large and substantial enough)  and CARDS!! HERE WE GOOOOO!!

SCRAPLINES BUTTONS

a sample using these buttons 🙂

you can punch holes in them.. thread TWINE.. SILK RIBBON.. the OPTIONS...

you can punch holes in them.. thread TWINE.. SILK RIBBON.. the OPTIONS...

closeup of DA BUTTONZ

closeup of DA BUTTONZ

FOLKY HEARTS (solid and OUTLINE in a set)

FUNKY FLAMES

picture these babies on the bottom of a layout in different color papers (and different flames).. YUM!!

SCRAPLINES HOLEY SCALLOPY BORDERS (comes with a 3″ and a 5.25″).. you can layer them.. OMG

SCRAPLINES SCALLOPY BORDERS

again, these look like nothing as an image but once you stamp these on patterned paper.. WOWZA!

SCRAPLINES YUMMY HEARTS (SHADOW AND OUTLINE)

and a sample 🙂 notice how they were cut (wonkily and cute!)

Ok, so as you see, miss MINT and I have been BiZzY.. Here are some CLEVERLY thought of SCRAPPY words.. you can even use them on a card………. LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Remember, they are all LARGE (the image on my website does no justice).. here’s a sample of the size and the scallopy borders 🙂

SCRAPPY WORDS CAPTURE THE MOMENTS

SCRAPPY WORDS CELEBRATE LIFE

SCRAPPY WORDS DEAR DIARY

SCRAPPY WORDS EVERYDAY MOMENTS

SCRAPPY WORDS NO DAY BUT TODAY

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

How about some MEMORY BLOCKS? hmmm?  I named it memory blocks as a Play on Words.. write down your journaling so you don’t HAVE A MEMORY BLOCK later on!! LOL.. brilliant no?

These are LIFESIZE (well, big.. LOL.. actually THE perfect size)…

LABEL MEMORY BLOCK

OBLONG MEMORY BLOCK

ROUND MEMORY BLOCK

WHAT A TWEETIE (3 sizes for inchies, cards, scrapbooks! you can even SCRAPLINE them.. see? I made it a VERB.. TO SCRAPLINE)

and the cutest little HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment

ARTIST TRADING CARD BACK: what a GREAT way to celebrate your little pieces of art!  Stamp on the back of your ATC (artist trading card), sign it, limit edition it.. and just enjoy!  Most of these signature stamps I have seen have been very COLLAGE-Y.. but this one?!  Whimsy!

That’s it for MISS MINTYPOO.. whatcha think?  Do you want more in october? hmmmmm?  leave a comment and let us know!

Now let’s discuss the DEEVINE adorable ELLIA!  AKA GREENBEANBABY.  We met coincidentally a long time ago regarding a certain company who “stole” our images.. she came to my rescue and fought for both of us! LOL.. and we just happened to cross paths again as I was just enamored with her talent and artwork. I just had to name these kidlets after Tyler’s friends..LOL They are SO PROUD!

Here’s a little bit about Ellia:

Ellia is addicted to, and in love with a few things.  Her family, paper, a sharp x-acto blade, a brand new glue stick and a whopping cup of coffee!.  It is with these necessities that she is fueled by the love to create cut paper illustrations/  Long after her kids are asleep, her nights are spent cutting out cutesie characters for various clients as well as art for licensing, and products for her shop.  She is forever inspired by her family, childhood memories and retro goodness.

Ellia lives in Milwaukee with her talented husband, her two kids, two cats and a new puppy.  They collect DVDs, video games, books, comics, toys and paper.  They all enjoy superheroes, cartoons, and homemade cupcakes.

Now wait  til you see some Ellia GOODNESS..

HERE GOES!

meet BETTY THE BOOKWORM

SPENCER the bookworm

COCO has a CUPPYCAKE

JACKSON the CHAMPION

NOAH the COMPUTER GUY

LEILA ALWAYS measures up

PHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

how’s that for a release? hmmmm????

I have already put some stuff in the SPECIALS section and still have new basic grey stuff that JUST came in!

Check out my new favorite paper MY LITTLE SHOEBOX.. so cute!

So let us know what you think and I will be trying to keep this post up throughout the next few days and will let you know when I am completely done.. but STAMPS ARE DONE sistahs!

MWAH

sneaky peeky but PROMISE not to LEAKY!

tomorrow is the day sistahs!! SOOOO EXCITED!! As I mentioned there will be lots of new ideas and over 40 new images!! OMG..

I would like to introduce you to my cousin PAM.. aka MISS MINT.. I will give you her full bio tomorrow but take a looky at how BRILLIANT and TALENTED and AMAZING this mintabella sistah is!

Without further ADOOOOOOOO, Please look at a few of the new stamps in ACTION

They are called SCRAPLINES… what Pam intended for these brilliant stamps is that you stamp them on any patterned paper of your choice, coordinate, cut and VOILA!  Now when I say cutting, I don’t mean tedious cutting around nooks and crannies.  If you cut “WONKILY” (lol).. it looks even cuter!  So here are some samples I made.. Enjoy and hope you enjoy this release!

I will give full instruction on the cards tomorrow.. I hope you lovey da hearts, da borders da scallops  YUMMMM

I now have to DIP my finger in a bowl of ice water.. don’t ask. HMPH.  Put a WEIGHT WATCHERS meal in the microwave for a hundred million hours, took it out, it spilled all over my hand and now I am in AGONY…

Moral of the story.  Don’t go on Weight Watchers.. LOL

just kiddink

em

NEW SKETCHYPOO!

Hiya SISTAHS from dreary toronto!

I hope you are counting down til Wednesday!  We  have SO MANY surprises/concepts for you.. you are gonna FREAKY OUTY! (at least I hope so)

Here’s this week’s sketch due Thursday.. please email me your submissions to emily@stampingbella.com.. can’t wait to see!

Here’s da SKETCHY by KAREN MOTZABELLA

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    The cards are very very cute, I love the stamps!
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Ok, gotta go load up more stuff online!

mwah!!

Em


OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY

I am SOOOO excited for Wednesday.. OMG!  I am just indexing the images and they are SCRUMMY.. wednesday is da DAY sistahs.. and anothAH surprise tooooo!!!

I also wanted to mention that we are having a LULU image blog hop.. It should be LOTSA fun and if you would like to PARTICIPATE, please sign up or chatter about it here on splitcoast!  If you are NEW to Splitcoast Stampers website then I apologize deeply cuz once you log in there, you will NEVER have time to do ANYTHING ELSE!! Join our Members company there and meet lots of new “friends”.. it’s just a great place to be.. It’s a WHOLE sistahood in there!

Mwah!

Talk tomorrow.. just had an urge to blab..LOL Oh and needed a little break

Em