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My dearest most wonderful “tapping and knocking” sistahs. 

 I have missed you like CRAZY and have wanted to blab but haven’t had a chance.. I have been swamped.. creating new FABULOSIOUS (just spelled that a little crazy but it means the MOST FAB) creations.. you will FREAKY right out!  am in love and will post a little som’n som’n very soon.. PLOMISE (as my young little Jayden says).  So what do I feel like talking about tonight?  I don’t have much of a muse I tell ya. 

First things first

I have had quite a few requests for room mates for the cruise.. lots of sistahs who want to share rooms with otha sistahs so I thought I would do a little bit of matchmaking..

So if you are interested in the cruise and would like to meet a sistah and share a room (where you will NEVAH BE I promise) then email me or post a comment if you wish and I can try to hook you up!  I don’t think anyone should miss out on this EVENT with Gina, Nichole and I.  Whatever, me, you could do without, no? LOL

So that’s the scoop.. I am STOKED about this cruise thing.. you have no idea.. and having united with Miss Gina and Miss Nichole has been SUCH an honour.. I mean lil’ ole’ me?  really… craziness!

 Oh.. I wanted to tell you also that i met SUCH a sistah last week!! Her name is Kristie L.. and she owns a store in Campbell River BC.. she is DA BOMB baby.. a TRUE BELLA.. We have been speaking on the phone for a while now and we just instantly bonded and to actually MEET her??? YIKES.. it was AWESOME.  We had dinner together with her hubby and Nicky (my date).. and had a BLAST while sporting our Bella Identifiahs.. we looked HOT I tell ya :).. I think she took a pic (I HATE TAKING PICS) and I am just waiting for her to post it SOMEWHERE..LOL!  Yes, yo’ ORDAH LEFT TODAY KRISTIE, I SWEAR!

What else can we talk about… hmmmm… renovations at the store are coming along and I realized I have no windows so I advised my ladieZZZ Dena, Nicky and Hannah that I will have to buy them matching pink mining hats with the light in the front when they work… HOW FUNNY IS DAT?  We were on the floor just imagining ourselves feeling our way through the dark… but it should be fine.. gonna put me some funky fixtures in there.. have lots of visions but to get them done, well that is a different story…

I feel like giving something away.. hmm…  Let’s have a contest…  something interesting… something where we can learn a little bit about each other and our ‘relationship with our stamps’ (of course you must remember that this is a STAMPERS blog..LOL)….  SO, put a comment in regarding a funny experience in this craft and we will pull a winner and advise by monday next week!

you thinky this is a good idea????

 Me thinky so.

love to DA SISTAHS!

Em

yet another little tidbit

about my life.. as if you already don’t know enough??? LOL

Well, I’ve been thinking.  And thinking.  And THINKING.  Remember back in April, I got me some new DIGS?  I had about 5 days of *$()(#*$ moving into my new place?  Well.. guess what?  Yup.  I’m not kidding.  Nope, not kidding at all.  My landlord asked me about a month ago how I would feel about moving within the building as he basically rented out my space to another company who was renting lots of space (I am in an office building right now) and I say to him.. what do I care?  if I get a bigger place, you fix it up as I like it ( i am a bit particular, ya know) and you MOVE ME , then why not?  I have no problem with that.. thinking it would never happen, right?

WELLLLL, last week I got the news and was shown different areas of the building which did not appeal to me in the least.. SOOOO, your sistah, you know, the picky one that needs everything perfect etc?? SHE decided to YANK her husband out of work and find another place. YOU READY?  A place that IS NOT in an office building.  A PLACE THAT may entail some RETAIL activity…  SISTAHS, I am moving.  Again.  To a store. A place where I don’t have to go up an elevator.. a store that has parking IN FRONT OF THE DOOR!! Can you believe it?  A store, which may have a pink, black and white (and of course lime green) decor… A new place called home.  Now ideally, my dream would be to hold Bella Classes in there, sell some goodies and create a really nice atmosphere..  This is a work in progress for the next little while. Obviously retail hours would probably not be set at first but that is the ultimate goal.  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?  A little store with curtains?  A store with a FRONT DOOR?  Ya know, you tend to take things for granted sometimes.  I have SO MANY HILARIOUS stories about this new place and I can’t even begin to tell you the work that is involved in this venture… OMG… I will try to take pics of the progress but I don’t want to think about MOVING ALL MY STUFF… hmph. 

So when is everyone coming to visit???? hmmmm?

 Mwah to da Sistahs who DON”T HAVE TO MOVE.

Em

YOU WANTED MORE?????

YA GOTS MORE sistahs!!!! (don’t laugh at their names as Dena and I thought long and hard about them and a TREMENDOUS amount of thinking and coffee drinking occurred to find the special name)

Here are my 2 fave non-bella stamps.. actually do I really have a fave?? not really… I really love them all (I know it sounds cheesy but REALLY I DOOOOOOO LOVEEEEYYYY THEM!!)

So here is “dare to be different” flower.. here is a card I made with it.. Nicky has another variation where she popped one of the petals.. but I LOOOVE the different petal.. sometimes I FEEL like that different petal..LOL  DO YOU EVAH feel that way? I have introduced a new sentiment as well ! A Big Thank You

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 And NOOOOWWWW here is the craziest and most AMAZING border you will ever meet.  It’s called the NOT SO BORED BORDER.. LOL.. SEEE  I toldja that we spent a lot of time thinking about this!!  This border is FANTAB.. you can cut it up and use pieces, you can use it whole

here are a couple of samples I did with them a while ago.. I LOOOOVEY THEM!!

 

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also, wanted to know what you think of the scallopy card??? that may be one of my other surprises soon….

 

Mwah to the SISTAHS who DARE to be DIFFERENT

Em

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plastered on my homepage

you will find my new fave, sweetybellas.  I LOVEY THEM TO PIECES and just wanna take a bite out of the ice cream.  hmph.  How do the bellas eat that and still maintain their physique?  I need to find out.  PRONTO.

Thank you for the OVERWHELMING response to my previous blog entry..LOL.. somehow I knew I would either get the “ALL THREE” response or the “BELLA, OF COURSE” response.  So since I am celebrating the upcoming cruise (which I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT), and since you sistahs have been SOOOO GOOOD.  I will be launching ALL 3 today and a goody too!!

Enjoy!

mwah to da sistahs!

Em

 

A cruisin’ we will go!

So Sistahs.

 Dat’s da news.  Gina, Nichole and I have decided to book a holiday on a beautiful cruise for a week. COULD YOU IMAGINE?  Stamping classes, fun, goodies OMG.. We had fun on splitcoast last night.. some of you joined us….

So that’s the scoop.  I will be in my THONG for a week while stamping and blabbing with you.. Nichole and Gina will be there too but probably dressed more appropriately  *winks* cuz THEY are the GOOD girls

MWAH!!!

Em

hee hee hee (sneaky bella)

Ok, I had to tantalizzzzeee… please read about my bella identifiah below.. but I have another NUGGET of info….

on mondddayyyyy my sistahs GINA K and NICHOLE HEADY and I (you know me already) will be revealing some LUSCIOUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS news….  Me thinks you will be happy :).. it’s so exciting I can HARDLY control it.  OMG.. I think I am gonna have to DUNK myself in baubles to cool down?  Or perhaps attach the Bella Identifah onto everything I own?  Or MAYBE just MAYBE buy another purse????  OMG.

Can’t tell what it is

nope can’t

stop asking ok?

I said NO.

Major MWAHS to the sistahs who will be SOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY

Em

have you EVAH?

Ok, so this is the “THING” that I wanted to intro today.  It has taken me literally 6 %*($)*%)($* months to get this to the way I likey it.   It’s called the BELLA IDENTIFIAH.  Basically it is a keychain or scrapbag (you know the one that sits on my floor full of pretty and the BEST tools? ya that one) key chain.. I put it on my purse as did everyone I know cuz it’s darn cute.  So this is my ideaR.  You listening?  I think when we go to an ‘event’ or a convention or a stamp show etc.. we should make sure we wear this to be seen… and then if you see someone having it , you KNOW that they are a sistah… Again it is kinda like ‘paying it forward’?  Like let’s see who we can meet from where in the world?  I thought it was such a cute idea but then again, aren’t I a little warped?

 

Let me know what you think!

MMMMMMMMWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Em

p.s. did I tell you I have it on every single one of my bags?  I am not obssessive or anything

 

I couldn’t resist

I am TOTALLY OBSSESSED with the baubles.. honestly.. I know it isn’t obvious but I can SWEAR that I am… I have had sistahs write to me that they want to dip themselves in a bath of baubles.. every so often, I stick my hand in the bin of them and melt.. i love it.  SO I introduced 2 more colours.. pearl necklace (totally obssessed with) and goldilocks (a beautiful gold).. In love.. totally

I also introduced the quickie glue pen which is my FAVE when applying glitter and when gluing die cuts or teeny tiny things.. LOOOOOVE ITTTTTTT

 and I introduced my favorite stumps for coloring with Mineral Spirits and prismas.. they are made in Taiwan and spread so beautifully.. I got the 2 main sizes I use # 2 (teeny tiny to get into teeny tiny spaces) and a number 4 which is the standard one..

OH and I have another surprise product being launched tomorrow!  I am so excited about it.. (It’s not THAT exciting) but I have been working on it for sooooooo lonnnnng  til it was perfect… you know me 🙂

 

So enjoy sistahs

love you lots

Mwah!

Em