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Today’s Bellarific Friday challenge

original challenge

original challenge

Good BELLARIFIC FRIDAY MORNING SISTAHS!  First things first, our CLASS SCHEDULE is up!! limited spaces available, so please call to book your spot (9057632355)!

well, this week was a WONDERFUL week! I got great submissions and I am happy 🙂 so let’s boogie! Just to let you know there are variations in the colours of the submissions as everyone’s screen shows different interpretations.. which makes this contest even FUNNER (as my kids would say )

Here are the Bellarific Babes’ challenge submissions.. I think that they have OUTDONE themselves.. I mean can things get any bettah??? Sit down, have a coffee and enjoy the eyecandy 🙂

First I would like to introduce DIANNE GLASS.. She is our in house Scrapbooking expert!!  She is working feverishly on samples for the store and for sale on our  website.. she is one talented sistah! AND SHE JUST LOST 44 pounds (i think I found them.. hmph)

is she soooo cute or what?

is she soooo cute or what?

here is Dianne’s Bio

DIanne was actively involved in floral design and teaching for 15 years.    She taught children’s crafts and had a day care center.  Her passion for any paper crafts led to her passion for scrapbooking.    Dianne has taken her expertise and enthusiastic style to classes, workshops and demonstrations all over Ontario and the United States.  Dianne’s talent, engaging style and wealth of knowledge make her very sought after as an instructor.  She was on the design team for Scrapbook and Cards magazine in 2006.  Dianne has appeared on nationally syndicated shows and local cable channels showcasing the art of scrapbooking.  Dianne and her partner Nicky Manel (Nickabella)  created their own instructional DVD INK IT UP . The concept came about when Nicky approached Dianne and asked her what she was doing with all of her scraps of gorgeous papers at the end of a scrapbooking class.  Dianne handed them to her and was AMAZED at what Nicky created with them!  Nicky and Dianne decided to make the DVD showing 10 different techniques  that could be used for cardmaking or scrapbooking.  The bloopers at the end of the DVD are worth the price of the DVD alone!

Here is Dianne’s colour challenge Layout!  She uses one of my FAVORITE stamps.. which basically captures the whole point of scrapbooking!  the WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN stamp  on this layout and the Jenni Bowlin calendar

love the embellishments! and of course her granddaughter :)

love the embellishments! and of course her granddaughter 🙂

Nicky‘s card uses our hibiscus circle which fits in a 2″ jumbo punch (LOOOVE that stamp and the punch!).  She uses Nestabilities LABELS 1 set (all sold out 🙁 but soon to receive more)) and Spellbinders SHAPEABILITIES nested flower.. how cleverly layered and used! so simple and elegant!



Here’s Dana’s card using our TURTLE TOTS PICKING POSIES and kajinker jems.. so cute!

my little turtle tot picking posies.. YUM!

my little turtle tot picking posies.. YUM!

Here’s Linda’s card using our FUNKY POTTED PLANTS hanging block.. isn’t it gorgeous?  and it uses the BEE from the porcelain glazed brads!.. beautiful touch!  The coloring is using lyras and mineral spirits!



Here’s Shannan‘s card using chipboard and bella baby bubblebath.. how cute is the layout and how cute is the card?!  LOVE IT SHANNAN!!!

clever and cute

clever and cute

Here’s Monique’s card using our stella’s LOOPY DAISY Isn’t it gorgeous? colored beautifully, layout stunning.. a great card!

Gorgeous loopy flower and clever placement of the sentiment! love it!

Gorgeous loopy flower and clever placement of the sentiment! love it!

Here’s Karen’s card using Gossipy Stella the layout is great! and her dress is paperpieced.. so gorgeous!

stella bella bo fella banana fannna... why do I always have to sing this song when I look at stella???!?

stella bella bo fella banana fannna... why do I always have to sing this song when I look at stella???!?

Here’s Jen’s card.. is it beautiful or WHAT?  her layouts are spectacular! and her colouring ain’t bad either *winks*  Excellent Job on GOODLUCKABELLA sistah!

i need all the luck I can get.. so maybe if I rub this card a few times!! (lol)

i need all the luck I can get.. so maybe if I rub this card a few times!! (lol)

Here is Paula’s card.. her colouring and layouts are also so gorgeous.. I just love Butch and Mimi by Tiddly inks they look like they are gonna leap off the card! that’s how “real” they look! Wonderful job Paula as usual!

look at those faces!!

look at those faces!!

Are these not FABBYLICIOUS????  can you tell I am on yet ANOTHER diet when I think cards look edible?  oh and huggabuggs? LOL

And here’s my card.. I decided to use jenni bowlins calendar tags and buttons (sold out trying to get more 🙁 )and circled today cuz today is OFFICIALLY chill out day!!  I used buttons and ribbon and my chill out sentiment.  I also wanted to show you how I made that layer into a scrapbook embellishment.. LOVE IT! it’s great for a cover of a mini book if you are doing a monthly theme…

Here are the contributions from da sistahood all over da world!  Enjoy

Carrol Scanlan (local wonderful sistah! mwah carrol!)

Carrol Scanlan

Christyne Richardson

Christyne Richardson

Christy Stanford

Christy Stanford

Dawn Barghorn

Dawn Barghorn

Hope Spencer

Hope Spencer

Jan Dolby (stella artiste extraordinaire!)

Jan Dolby (stella artiste extraordinaire!)

Jane Bracht

Jane Bracht

Jan Tinklenberg

Jan Tinklenberg

Jessica Willison

Jessica Willison

Joanne Basile

Joanne Basile

Julie Masse

Julie Masse

Karen Daley

Karen Daley

Kimberly Carter

Kimberly Carter

Leslie Good

Leslie Good

Meredith Winston

Meredith Winston

Michelle Leishman

Michelle Leishman

Pat Serrano

Pat Serrano

Stephanie Bonniot

Stephanie Bonniot

Tamara Limestahl

Tamara Limestahl

Tracy Cornhill

Tracy Cornhill

Veronica Reed

Veronica Reed

Heather Dennis

Heather Dennis

GABY's card

GABY's card

susan white

susan white

janet rossi

janet rossi

Ellie Augustin

Ellie Augustin

I hope you enjoyed BELLARIFFIC FRIDAY!

Winner of this week’s entry will be announced on Monday along with the new challenge!  If you place a comment on this post as well, you can win a 10$ gift certificate too!  so say hi, let’s see if you enjoyed it!  The next one is great too.. just you wait!

again if you don’t see your card here, I didn’t receive it!  SO if you want to send it over, please do to

I LOOOOOVEY DA FRIDAYSSSSSSS.. especially CHILL OUT fridayzzzzz!!!

lemme know if  you likey or lovey or just lie.  LOL




  1. Joanne B says:

    No lies, I love! Can’t wait to see what next weeks inspiration is.
    Have a wonderful chill out friday. I’ve got a “return my hosue to a clean state after stamp club before husband returns from ski trip” type of day. Too bad because chill out day is WAY more my speed.

    Have a fantastic weekend Emily!

  2. Sheena B says:

    Beautiful work from ALL the bella babes!

  3. Karen Motz says:

    I LOVEY all the eye candy. Thanks for the fun challenge…can’t wait to see what you come up with for next week. Happy chill out day! 🙂

  4. V Reed says:

    That’s a rockin’ set of challenge cards! I can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be!

  5. lindaH says:

    OH MY! The sistahood certainly out did themselves this week, these are totally fantastic…and i even see a Chatham sistah on there! Hi Tracy!

  6. V Reed says:

    Oh man! I just realized there’s not blog links on the photos! Bummer! How am I supposed to go leavin’ the love? 🙁

  7. Heather says:

    WOWZA!!! These cards just get better and better!!! I see stamps I need and want badly now!!! 🙂 What fun!!! So happy for BellaRiffic Friday and the inspiration it brings!

  8. Wow, what a wonderful collection of cards. Everyone rocked the challenge!

  9. Wow…what a bunch of talented women we have lovein the bella’s! Wonderful cards ladies!

  10. Jessica says:

    I love da Friday’s too!! I didn’t participate in the challenge as I am displaced from my home but I loved looking at everyone’s creations!!!!

  11. Jamie says:

    I am sad I didn’t get to play this week but all the cards look Fabulous!! I am excited to see what Monday’s challenge is.

  12. Tamara says:

    That was fun! And challenges always give us a chance to go outside of our color comfort zones and think outside the bella-box! =) Can’t wait til next one! Smiles to the Divine Ya-Ya Bellahood Sistas!

  13. Sara says:

    Everybody did such a wonderful job. I’m gonna have to try and play along this next week it looks so much fun

  14. Dawn B. says:

    I am loving on my Bellas so much lately that the other stamps are starting to protest. I may have to cross the picket line to complete next Monday’s challenge, but it’s worth the risk!

  15. pegg says:

    Such great cards! I’m seeing some cute stamps that I hadn’t noticed before….Hopefully I will feel 100% soon and can play along w/ the next challenge!

  16. Joan says:

    I’m amazed by how much I love the colour combination now that I see it used- I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it’s fantastic!

  17. Leslie says:

    Wow – they’re all such beautiful cards. I really like Joanne Basile and Michelle Leishman’s cards but they are ALL gorgeous!

  18. I suck.
    I can’t even bare to show face 🙁
    sick with bronchitis – I pulled out my papers as SOON as I saw the challenge and I have not created a darn thing ALL WEEK! 🙁

    ALL of the cards are MAGNIFICENT! 😀 WAY TO GO LADIES!!!

    can you hurry up and post the next challenge? 😛 I need a head start…

  19. Julie Masse says:

    LOVE all the cards- so many fun different cards from one gorgeous inspiration!! Have a great weekend Em! 🙂

  20. Susan White says:

    Love all the awesome cards….So much inspiration, not to mention ideas and now I need some of these stamps too! LOL

  21. Janet says:

    great cards!! guess you didn’t get mine 🙁

  22. Pinky says:

    wow – what talent! I haven’t stamped all week. I need to get out of my stampin slump. Seeing all the wonderful creations have inspired me to get to it!
    Luv ya Em…see you soon!

  23. corinne says:

    great cards love the inspriation go go friday a good start of a creative weekend

  24. Tracy C. says:

    What fun ! A big shout out to my Chatham sistah Linda H. She is one of my stamping idols. Awesome cards everyone. I’m looking forward to next week’s challenge. Thanks Em and happy stamping to all.

  25. Sandye Curry says:

    I love seeing all of these cards! It sure does make me want to buy more stamps.

  26. Callie says:

    Wow!!! Look at all those AMAZING cards!! Way cool!! I am soooo bummed that I didn’t have time to play along this week. Next week… I hope (fingers crossed)!!

  27. Tara Panaroni says:

    These cards are beyond stunning…great job everyone! : )

  28. Pat Serrano says:

    all these cards are AWESOME!!!
    I can’t wait for next weeks challenge!

  29. Fabulous job everyone! I can’t wait to see the next challenge!

  30. Mandi says:

    Great job on all the cards submitted/created by all the talented Bella Sistahs. Hopefully this coming Monday when the new challenge comes out I can get rolling on a card and submit one of my own. The one with the hanging flowers just makes you want to reach out and touch it to feel the petals and leaves. I loved the realness of that card. Nice job to all the Sistah’s who created a card this week for the challenge. 🙂

  31. Laurie F says:

    WOW………amazing!!!! Great cards….hope its just a random draw…caus it sur would be hard to pic 1…………..
    good idea u little brainabella!!!!!
    Laurie F.

  32. Jennifer Bradley says:

    All the cards are soooo great – I wish I could have played this week – maybe I’ll get to squeeze one in next week!

  33. Jen Barkdull says:

    Wow! All of these cards are amazing!!!!!!!

  34. carisa says:

    wow, those are some bella-riffic cards!!! I am marking it on da calendar to do the next challenge for sure!

  35. Melody says:

    Wow, so many different and creative takes on the challenge. Enjoyed looking!

  36. Mary Jane D. says:

    Great challenge! The cards and scrapbook layout are wonderful.

  37. Arianne says:

    Wow, these cards look so great!
    Never thought that green was such a great color!
    (Have to dig into my stash ans see if I can do some green-damage tomorrow!)

  38. Rachelle says:

    All cards are great. Tracy yours is beautiful as usual.

  39. Jennifer says:

    Awesome cards ladies! I enjoyed looking at each and every one of them! =)

  40. Karen says:

    Wow! What a wonderful bunch of cards. It’s fun to see all the different creative things people made, all inspired by the same picture.

  41. Jessica says:

    Wow! These are fantastic. Loved them all, but I gotta say, some special “love” for Linda’s card showcasing the funky potted plants (the flower coloring and shine was amazing) and Dawn Barghorn’s mermaid card -complete with shells! I don’t even remember seeing a Mermaidabella! 🙂 I can’t wait until the new challenge on Monday so I can try to join in.

  42. Carol says:

    Hi Diane! I am looking forward to seeing more of your work! Great job on the cards ladies! I again…have not made a card!! There is always next week right? Maybe I am just waiting for the new stuff??

  43. Lori T. says:

    Wow!! Such gorgeous cards, Ladies!! I so love Fridays!!:)

  44. Nicole says:

    Beautiful cards everyone!!! I am so happy I have time for the new challenge and of course a few new stamps to play with 🙂

  45. Norma Scott says:

    wow what beautiful cards, im going to do this next week, didnt get time this week

  46. Bren says:

    What is not to like? Actually what is not to LOVE. These cards are fantastic. I could sit and look all day!!!! What great paper creators. It gives me inspiration. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pieces.

  47. Laurie P. says:

    Great cards from everyone! I’m really hoping to play finally in the third challenge next week – can’t wait for it to be posted. I loved the colours in the challenge for this week and may have to make a card even though I’ve missed the deadline for this one.

  48. Brenda M says:

    My Gosh!!! What terrific inspiration. All the cards are fabulous. I am just sorry I didn’t get a chance to join in but will have my wheels turning for the next one. They are all winners in my eyes………..Good Luck all!!!!

  49. *commenting* (Just kidding!) Gorgeous creations! Will definitely have to play with you guys next week now that I’m finally understanding the format. I’m a little slow, you know… 😉

  50. All the cards are great. Tracy, another fabulous card (as usual!!)

    (from aka super frank!)

  51. Katie W. says:

    Thanks so much for posting all of the cards…they are beautiful! If you find some spare energy, send some my way and I’ll participate next week!

  52. Janet B says:

    Congrats everyone–gorgeous work!

  53. Galit says:

    I am amazed at the sheet talent the sistahs from around the world have
    These beautiful works of art are truly inspiring. The color and to die for and the skill level is seriously freighting
    Can’t wait to finish tax season and join in the fun

  54. Cheryl S says:

    Keep the cards coming….luv to look at all the creative ideas and am inspired to get creative my self.

    Although I rarely comment on blogs, don’t have one of my own, I am truly addicted to blurfting (blog surfing)…. I just wanted to say that all of the time you put into this amazing network of gifted ladies is truly appreciated.


  55. Eileen M says:

    Oh I love all those samples! So gorgeous. I guess I was a bit out of touch, I was still pondering the red and purple theme from last week! Sheesh how time flies! I was working on a Bella birthday card for my sister, now I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed that it matches next weeks color scheme!

  56. Wow what beautiful cards! I didn’t know Bellarific Fridays…. Now I’ll come back for inspiration for sure! Great job everyone!

  57. Christyne says:

    Awesome cards this week! I had fun doing the challenge and can’t wail till Monday to play again! Thanks Em!


  58. Sandy K says:

    The artistry is absolutely beautiful. What wonderful inspiration from all card creators.

  59. Love it – meant to participate but had a crazy busy week, next week I’ll be back! :o)

  60. Ann I. says:

    WOW! What a fabulous array of cards!!

  61. Rachel M. says:

    Love everything! Wow!

  62. Alexis says:

    Everyone did an amazing job! I love seeing these each week!!

  63. Baileigh says:

    OOhhh…. I can’t wait to play this time! I have some Bellas that would like some new “rubba sistas” to join their little collection. =) Love yas!

  64. Karyn says:

    Gorgeous cards everyone!! One of these weeks I will play too.

  65. jenn says:

    Gorgeous cards ladies! I hope to play next week! 😀

  66. corinne says:

    These new stamps make you feel like a little child around christmas time. going through the pages of the toycatologe making a wishlist. Only the wishlist is always longer than the money in my wallet

    gr corinne

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