chit chat

what I’ve been up to :)

so sistahs.. we need to catch up don’t we?  I feel like I have been SO disconnected.. hmph.  So what can we talk about… hmm??

Books?  I finished an AMAZING book.. I just found it such an easy read… a great story line.. I LOVED IT and would recommend it wholeheartedly!  It’s called YOU AGAINST ME by  JENNY DOWNHAM.. Really enjoyed it.  I discovered a new website that I am totally going to from now on for recommendations of my future books.. its called GOODREADS.. I absolutely think it is an invaluable resource if you are an avid reader.. you get recommendations, book club suggestions, and synopses of each book.  LOVE IT.  I have now started another book called “GOODNIGHT BEAUTIFUL”.. plot looks juicy.. so excited to spend MORE quality time with da IPAD..LOL

Have you read anything great you can recommend?

I also have to HIGHLY recommend an online class I have been taking  (Actually I have taken MANY recently..I am SO overeducated already..LOL).    This one is called “SUPPLIES” me by JANE DAVENPORT.  I am in LOVE with this adorable Ozzie… This class teaches you how to use your art supplies, drawing fundamentals, and it’s just PURE juiciness.. her class is SO current, Jane is SO adorable.. and this class is worth EVERY PENNY.  And there may be a little “SUPPLIES” (lol.. surprise) coming soon to a BELLALAND near you… you will just have to wait.. but trust me.. you will be VERYYYY HAPPY.  So get acquainted with Jane.. you will not be sorry.  I have also signed up for her next class called I HEART DRAWING.. I CANNOT WAIT!!!  If/WHEN you sign up, mention to her that emabella sent you :)… SO…. do you think you can guess where this is going?  Let me know what your guess is!

I am also very quiet because I am working on a new stamp line for art journalers.. the first set will be out VERY soon… I smell a release coming.. do you?  *sniff********

Also, if you ever need inspiration.. go to our CARD GALLERY here.. we have almost 800 projects in there for you to drool over!  And I keep adding more!

I am also trying to keep our home page up to date with new goodies that come to bellaland.. you should check out the new s.e.i. TUMBLE DYE inks.. (may do a video on these…SHHHH).. and also the new Simple Stories YEAROGRAPHY collection.. OMG in love.  Am going to be starting PROJECT LIFE in January..  and this paper is PERFECT for it…

Ok.. i think I am done.  *sigh*… I miss you

Mwah to da sistahs who LOVE to catch up




  1. That’s awesome stuff Em! Glad to hear the updates, guess what new? Well could Em have a new accent? an Ozzie Accent coming her way “Mate” lol:) jk, I’d hate for you to lose your accent……I will go check her out though, thanks for the update at Bella Land….

  2. maryg says:

    omg you are writing a book? jane is coming to teach? you are taking a trip to australia? what? WHAAAAAAAT ALREADY? enoh with the hints and spit the damn thing out? i am DYING T know now please and thank you? are you gong to start doing online classes ….you are killing all of us i think!
    ps the downham book is ours. she wrote another one called before i die that you might enjoy. goodreads is awesome. you can connect it to fb btw….
    now, spill the beans Missy.

  3. Yes, SPILL!!! We wanna know!!! And I can’t wait for the art journaling stamps…although I haven’t ACTUALLY art journaled, I am just collecting supplies currently. You know the drill. But I’m going to do it soon. I think. I may need more stuff first. Misssss you!

  4. Leslie W. says:

    Is Jane coming to teach?? If so sign me up stat :). Can’t wait to see the AJ stamps! Right now reading The Night Circus…..recommended to me by the amazing Denabella! Want to know more about the SEI inks, please do a video.

  5. Lorie H says:

    Count me in as well!! Can’t wait to see the new AJ stamps and get my hands on them. I’m waiting…..

  6. Cindy Major says:

    My favorite book I read lately is “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. So touching and so compelling – I couldn’t put it down.

    I also liked the Hunger Games trilogy and zipped through the whole series in a week. The first book is the best of the three, I find, but they were a really good read. I’m really looking forward to the movie, now…

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