so I says to myself

Self?  Am I spoiling my sistahs? NAHHHH , I say, can never spoil them.. They are the BEST in the world and it is payback.. so I made a little teensy weensy card showing off my bella scalloped frame.. is it not phenom?  It fits MOST of the bellas not all but you can mask and play around and the great thing is.. you can color the scallops in.. I LOVE IT.. but then again, what don’t I love?  This is why I created this line.. because I love at least 99% of the images.. that may be good or not so good.. I know I should try to satisfy everyone’s taste but I SO can’t.. If I no likey, I cannot ‘selley’ or create for that matter.. so what you see is who I am.. really..

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 please excuse the mess in the background including the pink copic marker dangling in the middle.. I swear.. when I take pics.. I don’t create ‘ambience’.. LOL.. I slap it on my son’s bookshelf..on my daughter’s changing table, in my underwear drawer.. (haven’t gotten there yet.. note to self.. clean underwear drawer).  So here you have it.. surpriseabella with hat and my NEW FAVE Basic Grey “Phoebe”… I think you will see a portion of it on every single one of my cards.. LOL

Off to meet one of the ladies at the stamp shack (Barb K.- you remember her.. she won my contest with C.C.B.).. She was in town and we made a meeting point at my LSS!! SO EXCITED!! will report afterwards…



Didja miss me? huh, huh HUH???

I know I have been MIA for the last few days but I have been swamped with work, responding to the sistahs and entertaining my mom who came in from Montreal for the weekend.. All in all was lotsa fun and the kids were in HEAVEN being spoiled from morning to night.

I have been reading all of the posts on SCS and having a BLAST reading them and I SO WANNA participate more but can’t as I don’t want to disturb the rules and regs and don’t want to irritate any other company that posts on SCS.. SEE I PLAY nicely in the sandbox.

You sistahs have been SOOOO patient with me and I know I keep you on your toes.. so I think I will think of a day in the month to post new images.. (and of course I will sneak some in between to keep you on your toes..can’t lose my effect totally ya know)… so whaddya think of the 1st of the month?  Do you likey that idea?  let me know!

Even though it is the 18th today I feel like sharing a Bella.  I really LOVE her and there are such JUICIES coming, you will freak right out, I swear.  Oh and the storage thing is already in production and I think will be good to go in about 3-4 weeks.. So here goes.  I just want you to see that you inspire me every day.. I LISTEN to the sistahs and wanna make them happy.. so I think you will be happy with…………….. CHEFABELLA.

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 Is she DEEEELISH?? I mean, literally.  I designed her to have a turkey in one hand and a pie in the other so that we can really satisfy the cooks and the bakers out there.. I personally, am the EATER (hmph.. note to self, diet starts on Monday AGAIN).  My fave part of her, of course, is the curly apron.. I LOVE HER!! She can be used for holidays, for birthdays, for dinner party invitations (haven’t done one of those in YEARS-dinner party that is).

 So…… I hope you likey and you realize how much I love you and listen all the time..

Hope you love her as much as I do

Emmabella.. chief dietabella (not)

on a blizzardy valentines day

a normal person would stay at home, relax, perhaps fill orders for the sistahs and take it easy.  Right?  Right.  Unfortunately, we aren’t talking about normal people today.  You may think I don’t have many friends as I ALWAYS talk about Nicky.. you’re right! LOL.  Just kidding.. Nicky’s role in my life is not only mentor.. but ‘partner in crime’.  So I have been stalking my supplier for a product I ran out of and he finally received it so I had ANTZ in my PANTZ.. I mean really.. should I keep the sistahs waiting for a product??? NOT SO MUCH in my humble opinion.. Before I ventured out to pick up my little Tyler from school I called Nicky.. “whatcha doing today?” I ask… she says “whhhhyyyyy?” and I say “well, I was thinking…” and she says “I’m IN!”.  So I say “you don’t even know what I am talking about?!” she says “it doesn’t matter.. I’M IN”.. so I say “did you take a peek outside”?  She says, “oh Em, we’re Montrealers.. we’re used to this HORRIBLE weather”.. and I say “I GOTS TO pick up some goodies for my girlZ (that’s YOU everybody).. Nicky says, “I’ll be in the car in 5″… so that’s the beginning of a wonderful shopping day.  did you ever have those days where all you wanted to do was be surrounded by pretty things?  Well, I had one of those days again.. so we drove at about 2km /hour .. In the U.S. that would equate to “REALLLL SLOWWWWW” and off we went! Oh I mustn’t forget to tell you that OF COURSE I have no windshield washer fluid left.. the beep in my van is beeping and I had to stop to buy some (OF COURSE I was cursing my husband.. wouldn’t YOU????)… SO I get 2 bottles.. had to go OUT OF THE WAY, and I fill the car up with some.. I get back in the car and look at Nicky and say.. “just do me a favor and look on the floor”.. we both look down and sure enough.. A BRAND SPANKING NEW bottle of windshield washer fluid (sorry for swearing at ya Ry).. what a pain.. wasted 20 minutes for nothing (insert FROWN here).

We get there 45 minutes later and the parking lot was FULLLL OF SNOOOOWWW (like you need these details).. so I created my own spot.. we get outta the car and there is tons of fresh snow so Nicky says to me ” I will follow in your footsteps”.. I say “no problemo” so I create the trail… Then she says ” Be Care—f”, “don’t F—-all”.. well as soon as those words came out of her mouth I heard SILENCE.  Deafening silence.. and I was so excited to get there that I forgot about miss magoo following me… I turn back and I see the black heap…She’s telling me to be careful and not to fall…. and kerplunk.. she is flat on her buttola .. she slipped and fell. Now here is the clincher.. I didn’t know what to do so within seconds we both started to hysterically laugh.. this lovely gentleman was watching us from afar  and asked if we needed help and just shook his head at me while I was laughing.. not nice but I think we both needed that.. (She’s being realllllly quiet right now.. I think she is soaking in a hot tub..LOL)

So we get into the place (finally) and I got SUCH goodies.. beautiful papers and lots of great blog candy/prizes for the sistahs..

all in all, despite the ‘accident’ on the sidewalk we had a GREAT day with lots of inspiration




you know the shoemaker and the shoe story?

That the shoemaker never has a pair of shoes.. well.. I am a little embarassed to tell you this story but Nicky CONVINCED me that I can’t get more embarassed than I have already been.  I am totally ashamed.  I went to mail my sistabellas packages today and guess what?  I passed by the Hallmark section at the pharmacy and YES, I did it.  I BOUGHT A $6.49 VALENTINE CARD FOR MY HUB.  can you believe it??  I have no time to make him one and I feel so guilty (that moolah coulda gone for craft use)!!!

Oh well, I feel better now.  My name is Emily, and I BUY cards.  hmph.  Now even better.. Nicky will MAKE a card for her family member.  DIG this (I don’t know what comes over me with this lingo.. holy kaboly).. she makes the card, and then she inserts a liner with repositionable tape.. writes her message inside and then once the family member reads it, she yanks out the insert, hands it to the family member and keeps the card.. IS THAT NOT HILARIOUS?

do any of you sistahs have stoooopid (“mommy that is a bad word”-says Tyler) stories to share?  Come on, tell us.. TRUST me.. you cannot humiliate yourselves as much as I do on a daily basis *LOL*


p.s. 15 minutes til VALENTINES DAY!! i am such a suck.

Could you just *DIE*, I mean honestly..

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OK, I bought these on Saturday and I haven’t stopped thinking about them.  So I decided to peel off the price (just habit..LOLOL). and I threw it in my son’s room wherever I found a spot and took a pic.  So please forgive the (a) glare, (b) backdrop (c) remnant dirt from the price sticker.. but you GET THE PIC.

 Are these not specfabulous?  just came out with that word while talking to Nicky today and I think I like it.. altho it does sound like I am in grade one but don’t all my posts??? I swear I am educated.. HONEST.  Ask my parents for the bill.. I think they have it laminated on one of their walls.. the bill that is, not my diploma.

Ok, so I can’t wait to try these babies.. the gingham one is TDF (to die for–now you are all rolling your eyes saying AS IF we didn’t know THAT term).

ANYWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, I love them and wanted to share.. i figured it was better than showing all my makeup (oh, and P.S. my friend Natanya and I dropped our kids off at a birthday party yesterday at 1:35.. had to be back to fetch them at (never use the word fetch but liked it for that moment) 3:15.. WHERE DO YOU THINK WE WENT for that hour and 20 minutes?? hmmm??? whaddya think?  she saw my “bare mineraled’ skin and we went BACK TO SEPHORA for her to buy the stuff.. (and I bought more..)  I am done now.. I swear.. I have EVERYTHING..

including the most STUNNING PRIMA flowers.



i woke up this morning

and I was SOOOO in the mood for a contest.  This contest will help me and of course in turn, will help the sistahs.. so here goes.  I dunno what the prize is gonna be.. I am gonna go shopping and pick out some gooooooodiiiiiiieeeeeees.  Trust me, if you likey the bellas, you will likey the prize.

So here goes… I want to know what your DREAM sentiments are.  What have you been struggling with using your snap stamps and alphabet letters to create?  Why not make your job easier and just let me make the dream sentiment stamp/s.  So gimme all ya got.  Write me the stamps you would like to see (try to keep it in bella style) and then the winner/s (don’t know how many) will either get a prize or the actual stamp once made… is this motivation enough?? 

Oh Bellas, write me write me write me!!!

Contest is over next Monday the 19th.


Chief Sista Sentimentabella

It’s saturday night 10:49pm and I AM DAMN PRETTY

And I feel like talking about nothing…LOL!  I went out on date night with hub-o-rama.  I wanted to go to the mall SO badly to buy makeup.  MAKEUP… I already had my fill of stamping supplies today (bought the most STUNNING paper(new basic grey-PHOEBE)… got my favorite scissors, mini paper clips-see sample below (did I mention how HAPPY those made me?), a fresh black memories ink pad (i am sick in the head for THAT making me happy), the newest and COOLEST prima flowers with polkadots, GINGHAM (yes GINGHAM) and solids.. umm how many brackets am I using here??? not sure if I closed them all off or if I left you hanging without a last bracket (OMG I AM PEEING IN MY PANTS RIGHT NOW thinking about these brackets and my grammar (do you spell it that way?  OMG ANOTHER BRACKET).. )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) there.. everything should be closed off and finished.

Ok, back to makeup cuz that’s what I feel like talking about OK? I am sure no one is interested.. I won’t go into gory details I promise.  but I bought SO MUCH.. found this new Bare Minerals collection.  I am SO IN LOVE with it.. foundation, setter, eyeshadow, bronzer and YES a special *CASE* for the foundation for your purse.. yes, ANOTHER CASE.. LOLOL.  this lovely gentleman at Sephora saw DOLLAR signs and DESPERATION in my eyes when I walked in.. *giggles* and he showed me everything he could possibly show me in 15 minutes and I TOOK EVERY SINGLE THING (even bought brushes and brush ‘shampoo’).  Ryan went to Sunglass Hut ( like you care) and left me and as I was gathering my treasures and was at the cash I was praying that he wouldn’t come in… as she rings up the last item and the total is BLARING on the register, I feel a tap on my shoulder… I jump.  It’s him.  HIM.  He saw the total.. then he saw the perfect GLOW of my face.. the SHEER happiness in my smile and he looked at me and said “you look beautiful”.  And I gave my VISA, and I paid for my goodies in a shiny black Sephora bag.. and I left the store proudly (and ‘brokely’.. is that a word?) and I was SOOOOO HAPPY.

Today was a GOOD day my sistahs


 P.S. is this not THE BEST cardmaker’s blog you’ve EVER VISITED?