I just *had* to take a break and make this card

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I *LOVEEEEEEEE* these cheerio flowers (think I was hungry when I named it?–YIKES it’s MONDAY again.. hmph).. I hope you like them too.. they are so much fun to color!!! I used Provocraft paper and bazill (of course).. and prismacolor pencils and bella spirits.. Oh ya, just found these amazing swarovskis.. I call them “swarovskis in a bagel”..LOL.  they are set in a silver ring (hence the bagel.. uchh food AGAIN).  Bought them at Michaels.. and glittah in the middle of the cheerios!  Unfortunately, you can’t see one iota of bling from this picture but TRUST me.. it’s there!

Will write more tomorrow.. off to pack the sistahs stuff



I am so sorry, I just couldn’t wait a moment longer

I AM READY TO BUST!  I have so many juicies coming that I had to show you this one (yes, there WILL be another on the first, OK??).. her name is… jammybella and she is adorable.. I think she is one of my faves.. DID YOU TAKE A LOOK AT HER SLIPPERS?? lol.  I want a pair of those.. oh ya and the PJ’S?  OH ya.. and her HAIRDO?  oh ya.. mustn’t forget her hot bod under those pj’s?  hmph.  Actually, when I try to straighten my hair and then go out in the rain, my hair looks like hers ( I am literally laughing my head off and anyone else who has curls feels the same way)… HOWEVER… On Jammybella, it looks PHENOM.. on Emmabella, not-so-attractive..LOLOL

Anyway, thinking of some words to go with her.. any help would be awesome.. right now I think I have a few “life is a pajama party” on hand.. if not, will make some more.


I am a happy bella today.. it was date night last night.. have to talk about that later.

Enjoy jammybella tootsierolls



Good Morning my Sistahs!

I just wanted to let you know that processing time for your orders will be approximately 3-5 business days.. I am trying my hardest to keep it at a minimum and am working my tushy off to get your orders out to you ASAP!  So, no worries if your order is still in ‘pending’ status.. if it does go beyond that time frame, please email me and it will be dealt with immediately!  Thank you for understanding and if you have any questions, requests, issues to contend with, or just wanna chat, never never never hesitate to email me as I am always here!

Love to all




there is NO NEED to put me on your blogs etc… you have misunderstood me! You are all doing a wonderful job in promoting and LOVING the bellas.. which is the most important thing! Please don’t misunderstand me!  You have gotten to know me over the last little while and I don’t want you to misunderstand my previous post!! All I wanted to say was that I spotted cards using the bellas without even mentioning that they were bellas! LOL. That’s all!! really!! you don’t need to put me in your siggy or on your blog.. just *LOVE* me and my girls.. that all I ask for


I really don’t usually do this

but I need to talk to my sistahs about something.  You know that i believe in the “pay it forward” theory.. where I can help, I always help and do and give etc.  My Bellas are my babies as you can understand and I really want to protect them and make sure that they go to a good home etc (LOL.. really nutty, eh?).  But most importantly, they expect to be acknowledged.. I know that this is SO NOT my style of email but I need to be serious for a moment.  All of my sistahs have been nothing but supportive, kind, thankful, fabuloso, inspiring etc.. and I do read your blogs and see the kind words and the referrals etc.  and I know that you do this from the bottom of your hearts and that is why I so love you all.  I have noticed that some cards have been posted on blogs without accrediting my image.  Now, you realize, I don’t need attention, I am actually quite shy (STOP LAUGHING), and really try to keep to myself (OK, NOW I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR LAUGHING).  SO please, just think about it.  No one is forcing anyone to post a bella card.. I only want you to do it with pleasure.  If you can’t give the bella her deserved credit, then please don’t post her.

I know I am talking in circles.. I am just a little disappointed at the moment and really hope you ladies understand where i am coming from.  I worked and continue to work so hard to maintain my website, to maintain my connection with all of you, to keep you all happy cuz when the sistahs IS happy, I be happy.  So please, when you are thinking of posting a Bella card, just give credit to the Bella.. she will really appreciate it

Do you think I am wrong? 

Thanks for listening

hope you didn’t hear violins in the background

hope you understand where I am coming from

I love you all and promise not to be sappy no moe’


paper.. it’s all about the paper, no?

hello chiquitabananabellas,

I am TRAPPED upstairs in my office working and I am not allowed to go downstairs.. CAN YOU BELIEVE?  I don’t usually wanna go downstairs, but now that I CAN’T, I am miserable.  They now poured the cement to level the floor and tomorrow the tiles with the grout are coming on.. but another restaurant night! (my little girl is ALL OVER THE PLACE).. LOL.. she actually sat at another table by herself tonight.. should I be offended???

Anyway, the point of this post is that I have been meaning to write about the paper I use for my “bella spirit” technique (good ole, artist quality odorless mineral spirits-dare ya to say that 10 times)   but had to make sure I received enough to share with everyone.  I found it!  I am a lover of good quality beautiful smooth cardstock.. actually any paper at all…LOL just not the ones that crack and are rough etc.. you get the pic…

 I thought about my business for a long time before I launched and I thought to myself self? (LOL–I know it’s getting old).. what exactly did I want to share with the public.  Obviously my luscious stamps but I also did NOT want to sell what everyone else sells in terms of supplies, embellishments etc.. unless I LOVE them.. Honestly, it’s good and it’s bad… I really can’t sell stuff I don’t like?!  I can’t create stamps I don’t like so of course I can’t cater to everyone (although I would love to!).  So back to the planning stages.. I surfed a lot etc and said I won’t sell stuff that other people have yet another gizmo at .10 less than the other website.  Of course price counts but I was always taught growing up that you get what you pay for.. so really if it costs a little more, it’ll pay off in the long run.. OMG can I digress a little more???? So you can see the paper here (as if a white sheet of paper will inspire you to no end-LMAO).  How do I describe it?  hmmm It is a beautiful sharp white and it has such a wonderful texture.. like a ‘creamy’ texture.. does that make sense?  It works beautifully with prismacolors… and when you stamp on it … MWAH!(gather all your fingers into a point and kiss the tip and raise hand in the air.. kinda like an italian chef.. you get the image?)… just beautiful.  Obviously I don’t use this for my actual card.. I use it just for the layers that I stamp so that a little bit can go a looong way.  The basic white cardstock that I use for cards is an Index Smooth white…

I have such a headache, I dunno what I even wrote above.. but I am hoping it is understandable.. oh do I have a HAIR PRODUCT blurb to write about… I need HELP ladies.

love to all




As much as I don’t like pictures taken and as much as I really don’t like to be part of the limelight, I must reveal Barb’s rendition of our meeting on Monday.  It completely captured the moment and really accurately described our wonderful day.  So, take a peek.. I am not quite sure why my hand is LODGED on my jutting out hip (oh how I wish it was a bone.. but it is NOT) in both pictures.  So read it up.. you will meet Nicky as well and I hope you enjoy as it is SO well written.. actually impressively written!  Oh and that kissy picture at the end was completely ad libbed (is that a word??)!  LOVED IT!