Apr 10
2007

Bellas: How it all Started

I know what you’re already thinking: “another Bella post,” but this is about a lil’ something more. I bet you didn’t know that Stamping Bella was the reason I started stamping!

My stamping obsession started in August 2006 when I was visiting my boyfriend in Ontario. I had been working on a scrapbook for him for all summer long and was just in a complete doozy with all the supplies. From internet resources, I just had to visit one of the LSS there. It was a hot summer day and so he wasn’t too upset to sit there for about an hour while I shopped. (Hey, it was only about an hour… could have been longer! lol) So I’m looking and looking… and I get to the stamping section and stopped dead in my tracks.

“Oh my gosh, what the heck are these???” I said to myself, or something like that. πŸ˜‰ As I was a complete newbie to stamping, I asked one of the ladies how these “bella things” worked. She said I needed to get an acrylic block and something tacky to get the rubber to stick on the block itself. Whaaa? My boyfriend even asked me if it was worth it as I needed to get so many different components to “get the stamp to work?” I looked at him and was like, “Uhhhh hello, look at how cute they are. I want them!” So that day, I went home with two flowers, Tinkerbella and Emmybella (among a lot of other things!)

Months later, the website went live and Bella’s have now travelled all over the world. I have a fantastic relationship with Emily, the creator/owner/Bella-extraordinare of Stamping Bella and I now own many Bellas lol. Not only do I own Bellas, I have fully submersed myself into the stamping world and own way too many other stamps from numerous companies! Hmmm, but I know that my collection doesn’t even compare to some of your collections! So that’s how I started in my journey of stamping.

This particular card was made for Christie Ortman’s Bella Swap. The details can be found here. I had to make 20 of these stinkin things! lol But well worth it as I received 19 other fantastic cards back. I will be showcasing those tomorrow. My goal for this card was to really play Bella up and make her look like the real Tinkerbell.

Supplies used: Tinkerbella from Stamping Bella, sentiment from Just for Fun, Bazzill cs, Autumn Leaves pp, brads unknown, Michaels ribbon, coloured with Prismacolor pencils + odourless mineral spirits, Stickles glittuer glue.

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  1. I LOVE This card hun…shes so pretty!!!

  2. These are so cute! I love love the pp! You did a great job making Bella look like a “real” Tinkerbell!

    ~K

  3. well i’m glad you picked up that bella!!!

  4. Thanh.. I can’t imagine if you hadn’t picked her up.. **sniff**.. you are am amazing chick (i hate that word but wanna make it cutesy) and I love you to pieces! Thanks for all your support, you phenomenal work and your loyalty!
    You are a DOLL! (oh and thank Andy for waiting that hour.. we woulda never ‘met’ had he been impatient!)
    Em

  5. Love this card and I, like you, think the Bellas are fabulous creations and can’t get enough of them. I even opened up an extra VISA so I could hide more of my purchases from DH! How sick is that?

  6. WOW!!! I love that story. It makes you realize how the tiniest thing can affect so much!! We’d never have ‘met’ you either if it wasn’t for a side trip for scrapbook supplies. Which store was it? I was in a stamp store in Missisaugua (sp?) last June. It was 5 min before they closed so I didn’t get much of a chance to look around. I bought one stamp & promised I would come back again before we left. I didn’t get the chance πŸ™ (And all the stamps were 20% off too!! Dog-gone-it.)

    The card is beautiful too!!

  7. I always enjoy seeing your Bella cards πŸ™‚ This one is wonderful ~ Jovi

  8. What a great story, and a pretty little card. I think I’ll post my “stamping story” on my blog if you don’t mind. Good idea.

    Mary (toao)

  9. Thanks for sharing your adventure into the stamping world, Thanh! You’ve given me an idea for my challenge on Monday!

  10. Super creation…and you DB was a sweetie to wait an hour…I can hear my DH’s foot tapping if I linger too long even at the grocery store!

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Apr 10
2007

Bellas: How it all Started

I know what you’re already thinking: “another Bella post,” but this is about a lil’ something more. I bet you didn’t know that Stamping Bella was the reason I started stamping!

My stamping obsession started in August 2006 when I was visiting my boyfriend in Ontario. I had been working on a scrapbook for him for all summer long and was just in a complete doozy with all the supplies. From internet resources, I just had to visit one of the LSS there. It was a hot summer day and so he wasn’t too upset to sit there for about an hour while I shopped. (Hey, it was only about an hour… could have been longer! lol) So I’m looking and looking… and I get to the stamping section and stopped dead in my tracks.

“Oh my gosh, what the heck are these???” I said to myself, or something like that. πŸ˜‰ As I was a complete newbie to stamping, I asked one of the ladies how these “bella things” worked. She said I needed to get an acrylic block and something tacky to get the rubber to stick on the block itself. Whaaa? My boyfriend even asked me if it was worth it as I needed to get so many different components to “get the stamp to work?” I looked at him and was like, “Uhhhh hello, look at how cute they are. I want them!” So that day, I went home with two flowers, Tinkerbella and Emmybella (among a lot of other things!)

Months later, the website went live and Bella’s have now travelled all over the world. I have a fantastic relationship with Emily, the creator/owner/Bella-extraordinare of Stamping Bella and I now own many Bellas lol. Not only do I own Bellas, I have fully submersed myself into the stamping world and own way too many other stamps from numerous companies! Hmmm, but I know that my collection doesn’t even compare to some of your collections! So that’s how I started in my journey of stamping.

This particular card was made for Christie Ortman’s Bella Swap. The details can be found here. I had to make 20 of these stinkin things! lol But well worth it as I received 19 other fantastic cards back. I will be showcasing those tomorrow. My goal for this card was to really play Bella up and make her look like the real Tinkerbell.

Supplies used: Tinkerbella from Stamping Bella, sentiment from Just for Fun, Bazzill cs, Autumn Leaves pp, brads unknown, Michaels ribbon, coloured with Prismacolor pencils + odourless mineral spirits, Stickles glittuer glue.

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Comments

  1. I LOVE This card hun…shes so pretty!!!

  2. These are so cute! I love love the pp! You did a great job making Bella look like a “real” Tinkerbell!

    ~K

  3. well i’m glad you picked up that bella!!!

  4. Thanh.. I can’t imagine if you hadn’t picked her up.. **sniff**.. you are am amazing chick (i hate that word but wanna make it cutesy) and I love you to pieces! Thanks for all your support, you phenomenal work and your loyalty!
    You are a DOLL! (oh and thank Andy for waiting that hour.. we woulda never ‘met’ had he been impatient!)
    Em

  5. Love this card and I, like you, think the Bellas are fabulous creations and can’t get enough of them. I even opened up an extra VISA so I could hide more of my purchases from DH! How sick is that?

  6. WOW!!! I love that story. It makes you realize how the tiniest thing can affect so much!! We’d never have ‘met’ you either if it wasn’t for a side trip for scrapbook supplies. Which store was it? I was in a stamp store in Missisaugua (sp?) last June. It was 5 min before they closed so I didn’t get much of a chance to look around. I bought one stamp & promised I would come back again before we left. I didn’t get the chance πŸ™ (And all the stamps were 20% off too!! Dog-gone-it.)

    The card is beautiful too!!

  7. I always enjoy seeing your Bella cards πŸ™‚ This one is wonderful ~ Jovi

  8. What a great story, and a pretty little card. I think I’ll post my “stamping story” on my blog if you don’t mind. Good idea.

    Mary (toao)

  9. Thanks for sharing your adventure into the stamping world, Thanh! You’ve given me an idea for my challenge on Monday!

  10. Super creation…and you DB was a sweetie to wait an hour…I can hear my DH’s foot tapping if I linger too long even at the grocery store!

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