So I spoke to mr. FELLA

And we had a long spiritual conversation about life… oh and about how we should approach his debut.  Upon discussion, he advised that he was too shy right now to appear by himself and since mademoiselle BELLA is already a recognized “supastah” (superstar), he wanted to make his debut alongside her.. in case no one liked him, he KNEW that the sistahs wouldn’t be able to resist him next to his luscious and lovely woman.. talk about a COMPLEX.  So, he will be introduced in the next 20 minutes or so.. he is so nervous about this so please be kind and try to tell him that he will be ok and have a happy home n’k?

He says “MWAH” to all the sistahs even though his lips are quivering..

I must say, I am a little nervous as well.. I am hoping you really LIKEY cuz there are lots of BROTHAHS coming with him (LOL at the “brotha’s”)

Love to all

Mwah from MOI


so I says to myself again

Self?  What do I need to do to keep my sistahs from thinking that I am neglecting them?  I respond  to myself and say’s’ self?  Me thinks a bella is in order….. This inspiration for the bella came from the very very first post by Skye’s mom AKA Sarabella.  In order to thank her for creating bella monsters out of everyone, I would like to thank her by offering her PMSABELLA.. check her out ladies.. I am loving her and feel like her almost every day (in terms of the position and food cravings..LOL).. she would be good for a pregnant announcement, or someone who loves to eat!  I have some warped (LOL) sayings to go with her which I will cross post so just click on the magnifying glass!

No funny stories for today.. just busy and processing is still up to 7 business days..  Storage is in but needs some adjustment so won’t be posted until next week and there is one fella coming up and will post some time ‘soon’.. dontcha just love me?

 MWAH and enjoy PMSABELLA.. let me know if you likey!


HI! big huge waves at you!

I am back.  hmmm.. the bella is back… why am I still awake?  I nunno but I will be going to sleep shortly.. just wanted to stop by (lol) and say hello.  All I have been doing for the past 4 days is this:

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the picture of course is a little “skewed” and the ribbon (which is a symbolic lane–did the sistahs get that symbolism???) is crooked but that will all disappear soon.  I think I am gonna take the plunge and buy a picture ‘tent’ or ‘studio in a box’ recommended by Lynnraeabella!  If anyone has any other recommendations regarding this, I would love to hear them!  I use my 3 line dots background stamped repeatedly, and Tyler’s car and “wish big” (you do NOT want to know what I was wishing while driving with 2 children and a crabby husband for 6 hours).. and glittah!  I Hope you like it!  I use *ALL* of my 3 liners and single borders as backgrounds.. keeps cost down and is so much fun to use.. try it! you’ll like it!

We spent 4 days driving from one food infested house to another (is it monday yet??), ate, visited and went to our next destination… hugged kissed, said hello and BUH BYE, and off we went to our next destination.. The best part of the trip was seeing my grandmother “nanny” who to my children is “nanny nanny” (twice over nanny) and Ryan’s grandmother.. they are the highlight of our lives (sorry moms and dads).. to see their faces when they see our children is priceless.. so it was worth the 6 hour drive!

Ok, you must think I am neglecting my bellas.. I totally owe some blog candy for the organizational contest.. OMG.. I feel so bad so I will announce it tomorrow!

(2) I am going to pick up storage tomorrow (KEEP FINGERS CROSSED)

(3) Fellas are being manufactured as we speak.. will advise big reveal (just wanted to let all of my competitors know..LOL)

(4)  I have SUCH a bella I have to show you sistahs… I know you are spoiled but I just havta so stay tuned over the next few days.. can’t say when yet (I know I am mean but you LOOOOOVEEEEEEE me anyway)

(5)  Is anyone thinking of going to the “CREATIV festival” in Toronto?  I am thinking of picking a day to be there at the “Cherished Scrapbooks” booth.. but not sure which day.. I would LOVE to meet some sistahs!

(6) I will be working like a fiend over the next few days playing catchup so if anyone has any questions at all please email me and I will respond asap!

So what’s new with all of you?  Did I miss anything juicy?  I have been reading the bellaholics yahoo group and am in LOVE with everyone there.. they are having SO MUCH FUN!



Please read!

First of all, did you see the little yahoo icon on the left of the screen?  How excited am i? Almost 350 members there just to gab about a bella? (oh ahem and other stuff of course!)  I am so in love with that group, you have no idea!  I must thank the wonderful and talented Jenna Hipps for approaching me on this idea!  Way to unite the sistahs, Jenna!!

Second of all, I am going away to Montreal tomorrow *sniff* to be with family for the Passover holidays.  I will be gone until Thursday.. this means *double sniff* that if you have not received an email update on the status of your order, or if you will be placing orders over the next few days (until April 5th), **they will not be processed until I return**… I tried my best to catch up over the last couple of days and nights and must admit, I did GOOD!  Hopefully once I get my new bella home (mid April), and some “ip” (as my daughter says for ‘help’), things will be much quicker.. but until then, please forgive me sistahs!

I will have my email with me so I will always be there in spirit!  You can contact me at any time at all

Love to all

big big big MWAH’s


Ok I feel bad

it’s been a while since a bella has been born. 

Guess what sistahs???? Check out my home page and under bellas.. you will see her! If you click under her (magnifying glass) you will see the corresponding sentiments).


Let me know what you think!




the “ribbit” theory

Hey Sistahs.. I am JUICED to write today.  It has absolutely nothing to do with cardmaking so if ya feel like reading about a card.. or a technique, I recommend you go to all of my talented Sistahs’ site.. you know the ones who are SO talented.. so resourceful, so AMAZING?  Ya.. if that’s what you want today, I recommend you visit them PRONTO (look at my favorite blogs I read)… Ok, so this is the scoop.  I am hoping that everyone who reads my blog (all 8 of you) will remember a few posts ago where I spoke about the frog and how he “ribbits”.  I have decided to call this the “ribbit theory” as it applies to MANY situations.. not just a cardmaker’s lack of muse.

Several situations here… had a long convo with my friend Natanya.. she went clothes shopping today.  It is beautiful out today and EVERYONE would probably be thrilled, right?  Wrong!  This nice weather means that I have to put away my SNOW SUIT and bring out the SHORT SLEEVES!!! OH MY.  This is the time where I think.. why didn’t I start Weight Watchers 9 months ago????  So Natanya was so excited to go clothes shopping.. she had tons of money to spend for a summer wardrobe!  So she goes into this store which is meant for the MINIS of this world (really Minis.. like mini in the sense that 95% of the population don’t fit in their clothes).. brings a WHOLE bunch of clothes into the dressing room (this is the figurative part where the frog is SINGING “hello my lady, hello my darling… ) , starts trying on the goodies with her body reflected in a 4 way mirror and….. RIBBBBBBBBIIIIIITTTTTTTT… nothing fits the way she wanted and things she never noticed before were noticed… WHAT’S up wit DAT?  Why do stores INSIST that you must see yourself at every angle?  I dont care WHAT size you are.. everyone has a little sum’n sum’n (pronounced like ‘somethin somethin’) that they don’t want peeking right back at them.. You know what I am sayin, sistahs?  I will never forget, I was telling Natanya this today that I once went to a warehouse sale and wanted to try something on… I went to this COMMUNAL changing room where a million boobs and tushes were staring at me… I was MORTIFIED.. the fact that I HAD TO UNDRESS in front of all these people?  I did do it.. that tells me I musta been a little slimmer.. but I will never forget this experience…

Here’s yet another question.. why is it that you can put on a full face of makeup, go to the hairdresser and when your hair is wet, you look in their sparkling mirror in front of you and you look like a wet drowned rat who is as white as casper the friendly ghost?  Actually at that point I am more like Casper the PISSED OFF white ghost!  Do they do something to the mirrors?  DO they want you to feel like that?  LIke the dressing room mirrors.. do they NOT want you to buy the clothes?  I recommend they remove ALL mirrors.  That will ensure increased sales.. me thinks… no? 

 Ok, last.. what about those videocameras.. they should be banned for ALL PURPOSES aside from our children.. My DH decided to candidly videotape me in the kitchen with a mouth full of food no less… shall I say more?  I am going into hiding in my SNOWSUIT.. pronto.  This is why, sistahs,  the holy one invented ACCESSORIES.  First of all, they ALWAYS FIT and second of all, if a pair of shoes don’t fit, we DON”T CARE that we need a bigger size… LOL!  GOTTA LOVE SHOES AND PURSES.

Another little fun anecdote.. I LOVED THIS.. I called one of my suppliers in the U.S. tracing a shipment… The lady in customer care asked for my company name.. I told her “stamping bella”… she says to me ” I LOVE YOUR STAMPS”.. I say to her… Ummm how do you know about my stamps?????  She says to me, I am a ‘sistah’ you know… OMG  I freaked out!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!!!!  I want to be connected to people all over the world!! I was SOOOOO happy!  That should be our code word… “sistah”.. LOL .  Is that the cutest thing you ever heard?

OK, I need to go out and buy the SMALLEST purse ever made… cuz I KNOW it’ll fit.



i know I know

I haven’t been around.. but HERE I AM NOW!!  It’s been a rough last little while..So BIZZY and had a few hurdles to overcome.. but GUESS WHAT?  Everything has been resolved!  Today was the first day I can tell you that has been amazing..  Things are coming together so nicely!  So I wanted to keep you posted

(1) I rented a new place.. an office/warehouse/studio where if any of my sistahs are in town, we can go and play there!  SO EXCITED!!!!!!

(2) I was told that storage will be done this week or latest monday of next week!  (HOW GOOD IS THAT?).. plus I am designing a few other things too!

(3) THE FELLAS.. OMG.. his face and body have been finalized.. he will be in rubber as early as next week!!  (SO HAPPY and I think my Ryafella will be jealous of him)

(4) processing times for orders are still 5-7 business days

 Ok, now that bidniss is out of the way, I have to tell you the CUTEST story about my Tyler.  We had a school play in December for him and Ryan and I went  VERY proudly to see the play.  Well, when he laid eyes on us (his father more specifically) he was CRYING his head off from nerves, would not leave our side and actually sat on the principal’s lap for the whole show and did not participate one bit.  We were so silly back then… we forgot to use the power of bribery.  Needless to say, we were quite embarassed with his behavior but still did the usual kissin and huggin afterwards saying how wonderful he was (not) during the play.

I am trying to build up to this story.. ok?

So today, we had another play to attend.. for the past two weeks the whole junior kindergarten class has been practicing.. he was coming home and singing all the songs.  I learned 2 days ago that he had “the second biggest part in the WHOLE play, mummy”… Well, when I heard this, I had a huge pit in my stomach.. I mean, the teacher remembered the last disaster in December.. how could she subject MY SON to failure???  So Ryan took Tyler to school yesterday and the teacher took Ryan aside and said to him “YOU BETTER PSYCHE TYLER OUT CUZ HE HAS THE 2nd BIGGEST PART AND WE ARE PETRIFIED”… so all day long all you heard in our house was “Tyler, can you sing for me?  Tyler are you gonna cry?  Tyler you are AMAZING”.. you get the pic.  Poor little one PROMISED not to cry.. that he was gonna be THE BEST…

So today came.. Ryan and I were waiting to get into the classroom with a line of the other parents.. one of the other mothers says.. OMG I am so nervous for you….which increased pit size in the tummy.

We get in the class and Tyler smiles at us (did not run to us.. first good sign)… the children gather around and the play starts.. Actually before it starts, my brilliant son mouths to his father if he can get a new action figure and of course we both nodded yes FRANTICALLY…. I mean, anything for him not to cry, right?  He coulda asked for a car at that moment and gotten it..LOL.  So all throughout the play.. no CRYING!  Then it was his Part… omg.. the dreaded part… My son got up (you could see the eyes welling).. and sang his part… tall and proud… Well, I GOT UP, with no bella shame and looked around me and said “did you just see my kid?  THAT’s MY kid”…LOL all the parent’s looked at me like I was on CRACk but I was SOOOO excited!  I then went to the mother who was sooooo nervous for me and asked her if she would like my son’s autograph…

I was SOOOO happy.. he was SO CUTE… I realized many times what being a mother really is.. but today gave me such happiness and pride.

So sistahs,

forgive my long winded story

But I soooo happy today and had to share!


 Oh ya, and I think I am gonna reveal another bella one of these days…..hmmmmmmm