have I brought Ryan shopping with me??? WAYYYYY too many I tell ya… He ends up tuning out, holding my parcels and purse and OF COURSE he is thinking about hockey or running a marathon or channel surfing or or or…. SO that is how Retailfellabella was created (located in the fella and his bella section)… This stamp depicts so many of our lives.. unless you are SMART and LEAVE HIM AT HOME.. you can either address this stamp to a fella in your life or a bella… I shoulda made a stamp that says I’m SORRY.. LOL!  So I have “patience is a virtue” and “I’d rather be”… and you fill in the blanks.. this is OF COURSE my goofy sense of humor!

I just think they look so cute together and her outfit is TDF…..

Ok enough rambling!  Enjoy!


(maybe there is more to come)…


bottles and pacies and diapers OH MY!

So I decided to post another piece of the ‘new collection’.. of course it has to do with food.. cuz ME LOVES FOOD and of course it has to do with babies cuz me LOVES babies and when I had mine, there was not such a great variety out there.. so here goes.  BABYCAKES and sentiments are here to STAY!  I LOVE IT.. just think of the colouring .. YUMMY.  I just had to add “yummalicious” to the collection cuz I say it all the time and wanted to share … LOL.  I am going out for a birthday dinner with hubs tonight (birFday on the 25th)… I forgot to post a picture of his surprise to me at Tylers birthday party.. HOW THOUGHTFUL AND CUTE IS THIS???

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(yes she’s a little creepy I know but I love hub for getting the original image from the artist and making it into a cake.. I mean COME ON.. is he the best or WHAT?)

Let me know if you likey the cakey!



p.s. more to come…

please remind me

to tell you the NUT MAN story and my new shoe escapade as those stories will be PRICELESS.. i may even write them later on..LOL. I just laugh thinking about it.  OK something juicy right now.  I have had this bella in my hands for the last 2 weeks.  I have literally been SHAKING to show you but wanted to wait.  Then I says.. Wait?  for WHAT?  So i decided I MUST reveal.  I was SO in the mood today you have no idea.. AND I think I will be revealing throughout the weekend so stay tuned.. let’s call it the revealapalooza…LOL! It reminds me of when I got married, I registered for these stunning dishes that were to be used only when “company” came.. well then the kids came and the company left! LOL.  I went to the china store to get more pieces for the set and I told her  that I didn’t understand WHY I was buying more since they were all wrapped up in my cupboard never having been used.  She proceeded to scream and shout at me telling me that you only live once and to crack open those dishes and to USE them.  So of course, since that day, I pulled those babies out of their wrapping and they are our every day dishes and I have been SO happy using them.. don’t you love when I digress?  Well I am not really digressing.. it kinda has to do with me hoarding bellas, no?

Anyway, this bella was inspired by all of YOU.  You told me what you wanted, I listened and boy am I happy about this one.  She and billboard are my favorites.. OMG.

Her name is HUGGYbella and I hope you LOVE her… she has sentiments too.. check the magnifying glass.




sneak preview to a new collection…

New collection..LOL. Just a little spice for life.. something I have been working on for a while.. being a mom.. being invited to many a kids birthday party where I have gotten to the point of having my son draw on the gift bag rather than producing a card due to lack of kiddy stamps, I thought I would come out with more of a variety and BOY will DA SISTAHS be pleased… I mean I be pleased, so why shouldn’t you be… being ‘pleased’ is SO not a ‘me’ word.. so I will change that.. I AM SPECFABULOUSLY PHENOMENALLY THRILLED with what we have created over here.. There.  I feel bettah now.

Of course, there is a bit of humour in the stamps.. after all, it still is an ’emmybella’ stamp, no?

So here is the first of a few that are gonna be launched in the next little while.. it will be SO MUCH FUN to colour and play with.. mmmmm yummy.

I named it Julia’s diaper bag and the sentiments to match are not just for kiddies but for life in general.. you’ll see why once you press the magnifying glass under the diaper bag.  Julia Stainton, a wonderful card artiste and previous dirty dozen artist was involved in a few idea discussions with me and this one was one of the ideas.. so one year or so after our discussion, I decided to make it ‘live’. And it is perfect.  Julia has a wonderful blog that would inspire you (click on her name on top to see it).  Unfortunately, Julia is going through a very hard time right now (more mentioned on her blog) .  I wish I could do more for her.

So, Sistahs,

take a look here and PLEASE let me know what you think! (only positive posts please..LOL. just kiddink)

Julia, this entry is for you.  Our hearts and thoughts are with you!



pinky dinky doooooo, where are you???

Sistahs,sistahs, sistahs,

 I had SUCH a blog entry prepared (coming tomorrow).. Had it all spelled out, i’s dotted, t’s crossed and then I had to postpone the entry.  I know I know, how COULD I do this to you???  But something even BETTER came my way. OMG, do I have to share.  I get a call from Ruby this afternoon.. you know Ruby?  AKA Roobs ( my right hand at home)?  Well she always calls me when I receive a package and she shares my joy by opening it up, and describing the exact contents of the package.  So she calls me today at the office and says…. “are you expecting something?”… I know right away that that is code word for a package.  I say “no”.. (and then I doubt myself and try to think back REAL QUICK to see if I had done any middle of the night shopping I didn’t recall.. but this time I was quite confident that I didn’t buy anything.. I knew she wanted to open it so we could share the excitement together but this time, I don’t know why, I wanted to open the package myself.  So I get home.. I see the package.. a LONG package. an interesting package…. a Canadian package?… hmmm.  So I open it up very carefully and this is what I see.

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 Sistahs.. I literally cried.  How does someone “know me” so well but really doesn’t know me ? (does that make any sense at all?).

I received a bulletin board hand made in green and pink (is it that obvious that it is my fave color combo?LOL).. with ribbons and a huge MWAH at the bottom.  I swear I cannot tell you how touched I was.  And then.. oh and THEN, I see this thermal lunch bag in green with pink polkadots… YOU COULD JUST DIE at how cute it is.  I will be toting this with SUCH pride.  Looking at these two things and having read the card to match with such meaningful words inside meant the world to me.  Lori, my dear friend, this blog entry is dedicated to you!

BIG FAT JUICY MWAHS to all da sistahs who love eachother, have fun together, and most of all , love me! LOLOL.


kini kini bo binny banana fana fo finny

Ok, you get the pic.  This is the scoopage.. Beachabella has quasi retired.. or has the potential to be retired cuz KINI bella has arrived!! OMG I love her… LOVE LOVE LOVE her.. not that I didn’t love beachabella (a limited edition now worth millions on ebay..LOL).. but she is DA BOMB.. she has daisies and polky dots.. (oh I love polky dots).. Let me know what you think.. I have now removed beachabella from the website.  So in case any of you “COUNTERS” are there..LOL.. you will see that a new one has replaced the old one.!!

do you LOVEY the KEENY on da BELLA?

 Talk to me…


card charms

more posted under Bella’s favorites.. a really cute retro ish one is the one for  Rockabella.. there are some sexy sassy lips.. with attitude of course.. Each one was SO thought out, you have no ideaR.  There’s a high heeled shoe.. hmm.. go browse.. you will see! Plus new swarovski colors and more to come!!

going night night now.. tomorrow is Ty’s birthday so we are going to bring cupcakes to his school for the kids tomorrow, then I have to be off work cuz my Ruby has the day off (THE NERVE).. so I am on full mama duty.. but of course I will be around to answer questions etc.. you know that!




I just had to show da sistahs

I made this card and have put it on my wall.. I mean I don’t want you all to get the wrong ideaR but I sooooo love her… See how the swarovskis just finish it off?  Oh I love her so.


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So I am thinking of creating a ‘happy’ wall in my office so anything I receive in the mail (hint hint) I will put up there.. what do you think?  I wanna call it the ‘wall of fame’




I have such visions

with musicabella.. you can embellish her hair, her dress you can glittah her musical notes.. OH HOW I LOVE HER.  I tried to make her quite generic with the treble and the note cuz once I start getting into specific instruments we can never end…

so let me know what you thinky!

do you lovey?