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?

ya wanna see a JUMBO

lilypad in action?  Please refrain from laughing at my constant change of my watermark.. IF YOU WANNA CALL IT THAT.. I am having ISSUES… *giggles*

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 I love this card and it fits da bellas in it too.. it’s such a great shadow.. I LOOOOOVE IT (in all three sizes… oh and the golf bag and sentiment are mine too in case you were wondering…..)  I will try to post a sample of the medium lilypad too.


Let me know if you ladies like them.. I really do!  (ya, AS IF you will write a comment “Em, Nicky, this card SUCKS”).. can you IMAGINE???? OMG…… 

Please refrain from all comments

yours truly