you ready to meet our new artist? and anothah SNEAKY PEEKY?


I am SOOO excited with the reception of this new upcoming release.  You have no idea.  This release has totally mojoFIED me.. if that makes any sense.. been just going with the flow.. feeling museless of late and then when I saw this artwork and when I “met ” this artist, all I can tell you is that my “world changed”.  As dramatic as this sounds, it is the truth.  So much can be read into someone’s art and when I saw Christine’s art, I *knew* I had to “meet” her.. does that make sense?  It is so amazing that someone who never met me would trust me with their babies.  Aside from my “name” in the industry, I so appreciate every opportunity that comes by me.  There is a reason for everything and I firmly believe in that. do you?

When Christine and I started corresponding, it felt like we “shared a brain”.. it was crazy!  So I asked her to join me in this adventure and from then on we were instantly bonded.  for REALS.  I miss her if I don’t hear from her for one day..LOL…  and I ended my emails with “thelma” and she ended hers with “Louise” and then I forgot who I was and she forgot who she was so we both became “thlouise”.. LOL and the rest is history.

The theme of this release is hope, humor and dreams… This is just what I needed at this point in my life.. I have just been slumpy.  I don’t know why.. no reason.. just blah.  but SISTAHS?  I ain’t no BLAH no MO’… I’m BACKKKK.  with a VENGEANCE.. and I thank you all for sticking by me!

So without further ADO.. here is Christine’s Bio.. I really suggest you read it and not SKIM… it so explains who she is and I think it is SO important to understand who she is to understand her amazing art.


Hello! My name is Christine Grove and I am a children’s book illustrator. I
currently live in Georgia with my two great kids (I know everyone says that but
they really,really are the best kids ever.)  I love making a home, gardening
(I’m new and haven’t killed anything yet. Woot!) and laughing with the kids til milk threatens to spill out of our noses-or Dr. Pepper since I am a die hard fan. So drawing…it’s like a thing I HAVE to do. There aren’t many times in a day when I am not thinking about it, talking about it or actually working on illustrations. Thank God my kids are patient with me.

I started out working in ink and watercolors but over this past year I have
slowly taught myself digital painting. I’m a reluctant digital painter… it was
at the suggestion of my agent that I forced myself to learn. And guess what? I
love it! I love it like I never thought I would. So, alot of my most recent work
is digitally painted. My paint brushes are a little jealous. But I just remind
them how much I still love them and it usually works out okay.

To date I have five children’s books published. My first, Esme’s Egg, was
released fall of last year. The other four have not been released yet (which
means I can’t say much) and I can’t wait til they come out!

If I had to pick what I like best about illustration I’d have to say it’s the
characters. I ADORE creating characters. They develop somewhere in the depths of
my (creative ADHD) brain and are kind enough to let me get to know them. I enjoy
each one of their personalities and often wish they could hop off the page and
join me at the drawing table. If they could I’d bet they’d know a joke or two.
Or maybe some one-liners. I really like those.

I really hope you like my art. I am SO EXCITED to be designing for
Stampingbella! I’m pretty sure Emily is the other half of my brain. She totally
gets me and my silly illustrations. I hope they make you giggle a little bit out
loud. And if so, don’t stifle the giggle! Let it out. Those things are
contagious…makes the world a better place.

If you are interested, I’d like to invite you to keep up with my most current
work at and on my blog Hope to see you there!

Ok So now that we have introducted our GHOST artist LOL.. let’s introduce another character shall we?

Sometimes you just need to appreciate the little things in life right?  Sometimes you just need to encourage someone and just step back from a situation to just realize how lucky you really are right?

Having said that, I must introduce you to TALLULAH in her TUTU.  She is so large but has a little tutu and a little balloon.. she also needs to appreciate the little things no? Yes!

so here she is without any shame.. proud of WHO. SHE. IS.


I just love the quote I found for her.  Just perfect.

Image was coloured by ELAINEABELLA.

Sooooo?  wanna win TALLULAH?  I just like saying TALLU-LA.. LOL

Leave a comment here for a chance to win her.  And please please welcome Christine AKA my Thlouise to the Stamping Bella family.  She is reading every comment.. so no pressure. LOL

Mwah to da sistahs who wanna be named TALLULAH. lol



  1. haejin says:

    O.m.g. that is such a cute elephant!! I’m so excited for this release!

  2. Jennifer Bradley says:

    Oh do I – yes yes yes – love her!!! I read the full bio – no skimming here. Christine is a keeper 🙂

  3. what a sweet chubby elephant!!!!!

  4. CinderellaBella says:

    Welcome, Christine! I totally love TALLULAH & how comfortable she is in her own skin 🙂

  5. Kim Swenson says:

    Welcome Christine! I just love your illustrations. Tallulah is sooo super cute! Can’t wait to see more of your work. Hugs 🙂

  6. Stacy Gregory says:

    Tallulah is too darn cute! just love her tutu

  7. Tracy says:

    Absolutely love Tallulah. Love all of those plump wrinkles! As always Emily finds such great talent to be part of the team. The uh-oh part for my budget is even more stamps on my wish list soon to be in my craft room. LOL

  8. Laura G.Turcotte says:

    OOOOOOOHHHH!!!!!I ***LUV**** HER!!! I’ve loved all your sneak peeks! Can we have them NOW???!!! PPUUUHHHHLLLLLEASE??!! (whiny enough??) 😀

  9. Diana says:

    Christine.. you’re amazing! All the images are soo cute! Love the quote too, Emily!

  10. dixie in montana says:

    Em if you are Christine’s other half of brain, then she has a brain and a half cuz I’m in there somewhere too…I totally get everything you guys say!! Another artist to collect her stamps…lovin’ it!!!

  11. Oh wow! How adorable is that image!?! Love love it! And Definately words to live by! How I’d love this in my stash!

  12. Tracy says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a release. I’m so glad you have joined up with Stamping Bella Christine because your characters are well… full of character!!! Some people would probably call me a laugh-a-holic because I find humor is almost everything (I like to be happy?) so your drawings and what I can read of your personality from your bio are right up my alley. Looking forward to what the future brings for you as one of Em’s designers.

  13. Susan H says:

    Love the elephant. Love how it’s paired with this sentiment!

  14. dianayee says:

    love the quotes since they capture the emotions of the characters

  15. JoAnn H says:

    Welcome Christine & tallulah !!

  16. Cath Groden says:

    Welcome to the Stampingbella family Christine! Totally love your images and humor. Life is to be lived and I like the way you live it! Em you have a keeper here!

  17. Maxeen Olson says:

    I love the saying with this picture, looks a little like me!

  18. Oh I love her and her quote. I just love elephants.

  19. JulieF says:

    Super cute! Just checked out Christine’s blog link and love your latest post with the dog and comment about Mondays – love the expression you have given it!! Looking forward to the release!

  20. Chitra Nair says:

    Lolllllll this is super cuteeeeeee… Love her tutu hehehehe…. and the sentiment is so perfect…

  21. I so love this adorable ellie! 🙂

  22. Beneta says:

    Love her. So cute.

  23. Christine says:

    Oh. Wow. OH WOW! I am overwhelmed with the response. Didn’t Emily pair them up with the perfect sentiments? And the coloring Elaine did! I squealed when I saw them!! And I made my kids come and look. I love every. single. comment. And thank you so much for welcoming me here. And for taking the time to say such sweet things. SO looking forward to this release!!!! And to the next..and next…and next! Oh my gosh, I need to clear my calendar cause I’ll be spending my time stalking the blog to see what you ladies come up with. Bring on the cards!!

  24. SuzanneK says:

    Oooooo I think this is my FAVOURITE so far. Just love it!!!!. Am totally lovin the sneaky peaks. Cheers

  25. Denise says:

    these new images are just tooooo cute! love the newest one and the words fit just perfect!!! love these sneak peeks!!!

  26. Cathy P in AZ says:

    O-M-Geeeeeeee I am in LOVE with Tallulah! I read every bit about Christine-LOVE HER and I will be stalking her adorable stamps from this day forward!!! Too fun!!!

  27. Linda says:

    LOL with Tallulah… or find her on a ” thinking of you” card or a “loss of job, friend…etc. card. I’m all ready for Tallulah and can cheer someone up or just commiserate with a dear friend. Can’t wait for her to be released. Thanks for joining this best activity in my world.

  28. Linda Carson says:

    LOL! totally too fun and sure to bring a smile!

  29. Pamela Lengyel says:

    She is just soooooooooo darn cute!!!!! Love her!!!!

  30. Christine Schwegel says:

    I love all othe images we’ve seen so far. Looking forward to seeing more

  31. Love TALLULAH…can’t wait for her release. Christine you are so talented and it is so inspiring to see someone do something they love and make other people love it!!

  32. Jennyfer says:

    Tallulah is a sweet name! Love the elephant in her tutu! Can’t wait for the new release! WTG!!!

  33. Michelle Galloway says:

    Such a great statement! Love the Elephant!

  34. Maria H says:

    Welcome Christine. Sounds like you are little thing that made a BIG impact on all of us. Thanks Em for the chance to win another great stamp!

  35. pinky says:

    What an uplifting post Em, so happy for you and your new found artist who is genuinely so talented and Elaine has done such an amazing job colouring that adorable image!! I am off to follow the links and look forward to seeing lots lots more.

  36. Beth Norman says:

    It’s nice to meet you Christine. How cool of a job do you have illustrating books. Your work is amazing.

  37. Wendalyn says:

    I love it too dang cute

  38. Lynne F says:

    I may not want a name like Tallulah but she made me laugh out loud (which isn’t great when you are standing in line looking at your phone…it makes you look a little crazy). Em what an amazing release. Welcome Christine. Your work is incredible!

  39. LiaS> says:

    I love the image I love the quote, I love your story and I love Christine too! I just wanna squeezie that tallulah tushie!

  40. Helen Van Daalen says:

    I have to say that this image didn’t make me laugh – she actually makes me a little sad. But she is cute anyway and I think the saying makes one think. Overall I do like her.

  41. Margo S. says:

    I like big butts (on cute stamps!!) and I cannot lie!

  42. Candy says:

    Lovely to meet you Christine :o)
    Your work is so delightful!
    I am getting a real kick out of all I have seen so far.
    Looking forward to a lot more sweetness.
    Hugs, Candy

  43. Brit Kohl says:

    Oh, I love this elephant named Tallulah! She’s cute and I can totally see her on a thinking of you or encouragement card. 🙂

  44. Kimberly C says:

    Welcome Christine!! Love your elephant and can’t wait to try out some of your stamps!!! Bought Parker today. I know I am going to want them all!!!

  45. Elaine h says:

    Beautiful job on the elephant. All the releases were wonderful, and I knew she had to be an illustrator. Great work.

  46. Shirley says:

    Oh my what a cutie, and I do feel so sorry for her as Im in the same position if I wore a tutu. I love it, its a beautiful image.xxxxx

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