Apr 17, 2008

Daily pick today

Hey havent been on much lately getting things ready around the house before surgery
but I have enough time to make the pick for today...
She has the most amazing ideas on her blog, so go give it a whirl....
Have fun blurfing.....

Apr 9, 2008

Finally, I got the link to the blog I have been searching for

I knew I had the link somewhere and thankfully Heather wrote to me again,
The other blog pick for today is Heather Huggins
Thanks again chica and remember to watch out for the postman, ok....
(edited to correct the hyperlink)

Would you like to go on a journey.....and my Daily blog pick....

Check out Gina K's Blog today,
its going to talk about a big Reveal. I thought it was soo cool
how they each tell a story..
head over there right now with a nice cup of cappuccino or hot cocoa....
Have Fun...This will also constitue my Daily Blog Picks today because it has
numerous blogs all in one to go thru......

Apr 8, 2008

Bloggaversary RAKers, lol.....

Ok Sandie and Lisa Floyd will be receiving the
book marks that I mentioned.
Please forward to me your snail mail
Thank you all for your well wishes and I do hope not to let anyone down.

Bloggaversary... WhooooHooooo!

Just realized that my Bloggaversary is actually
right now, lol.....Stampin-Mami was created one year ago this
April. So in honor of this auspicious occassion,
the first 2 people to comment on this post, will get a little
RAK from me. But please comment away, I would love
to hear from you all......

There is one catch.......you must post a small RAK on your blog
as well and link back to me.

I will be RAK'ing some images and a Bookmark,
since I just finished making some bookmarks, I will
keep in that tradition and make 2 more.....
I 'll post them up here by the end of the week.

OHHHHH yea I also found out that those cute lil fairies
are called Magnolia Stamps, lol... too cutey patoootey.
I am soo loving them, I cannot wait to get that extra refund that
we will be getting because I will be getting some of those...
(edited to add balloons pic)

Finally I got them Done.....

Well you guys remember a few posts agao I was aksing for Doll Pins, well since then, my girlfriend over at SpanishBella was soo very kind enough to send me some pins that she got.

Ok well after twirling my hand over and over and getting a cramp, I finally got the ribbon
on the doll pins, I still have alot more to go ......
Gracias Wendy it helped alot, I dont have the little candy bowls that I orginially
saw the doll pins in, but this is the next best thing for me......

Meet Hailey.......and Amy's Simply Sistah's

Well I have just seen the cutest stamps eva,
Amy over at Sweet Times and Memories has Hailey and Maddison May and a whole new line of Sistah's.

This was my entry for the Design Team, I hope I get chosen to be
on this team, I would love it, love it, love it......

I do hope you like this one, I will be working on some of the other ones
later on today or tomorrow....

Apr 7, 2008

Ok so Just BEcause I was feeling creative

Here is a card I did last night, and I hope you like, I cannot recall the name of the image but its cute just the same.

I used stickles , SU paper, and lots of love....

Sorry I am not writing too much tonight, im a bit tired.... see you all manana......

God Bless and Sweet Dreams!

Apr 5, 2008

My very First Award! I am honored....

Ok so I was awarded the "Arte y Pico Award" from my
friend Bev at Country Frog Creations last Sunday, have not had a
chance to place this up here until now.
Now I am going to be Awarding this to some crafty blog
buddies I have come to admire and love there work....
This award is given to bloggers who share their art creations through blogging and here are the rules...

1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
Here are the bloggers I feel are deserving of this award:
Maria over at Card Inspired
MPK aka Penny at MZ Penny Kreations
Christie over at Sweet N Sassy Stamps
and last but not least
my girlfriend BERE at Berry Bitch Princess
Congratulations to you all, you have all inspired me
in various ways and I love your creations.

Ok So here are the other things I said i would post

All these images came from a small individual swap that I had with Heather Huggins.
I will be doing some cards later on tonight, and I'll post them up here.

So someone asked me where are my latest cards....

Lol, I have been so crazy busy these weeks that I have not been able to create anything new, but I did promise some pics of the images that I was RAK'd, I have been rak'd with some cool cards and images..

I do have a card that I made for my girlfriends son's Birthday. He turned 10 years old on Good Friday and I did this card for him from the Images that Heather Huggins sent me.

Heather thank you once again, I finally packed up your goodies and have them ready to ship out to you. Lastel your package went out too, Please let me know when it arrives.

Ok so here is the card I created for Michael. Only thing is that I do not know the name of the stamped image that I used. But I will name this one Skater Boy......like Avril Lavigne, lol..(edited to change color of text)

Anyway Here it goes......

I used the Rockstar paper from DCWV, colored pencils, some prisma and some just regular color pencils, On the skateboard I used Stickles, (cannot recall the name put its obviously orangey) and its a Tri-Fold Card. Oh yea and I gave it a look as if it was outside somewhere and traced the image itself with the sky blue marker from Martha Stewart, I love that blue color.

Well There you have it, let me go on and get my other posts ready....

Apr 4, 2008

This is what you have been waiting for................

This is what you have been waiting for.......
April's Featured Artist
is none other than our very own
Cutey Patootey
Emily.....Stamping Bella

I am sooooo happy to bring this Exclusive Interview to you....

I know you cannot wait for it either soo with out further a do, Here is

Em The Stamping Bella

1. Why the name Stamping Bellas?

>>hmmm good question. Well the company started out as “Emmyz” because everyone called me “emmy” or Em but it wasn’t so catchy and a little “narcissistic” LOL.. so then when my first bella was created I looked at her and said.. OMG SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BELLA (beautiful in Italian and no I am not Italian..LOL)! Then the search for a website name came and was found and the rest is history!

2. What other designer or company would you like to work with?
I work with many artists and suppliers.. I have 5 artists I work quite closely with and have created very tight relationships with them. There is no one in particular I strive to meet or work with.. people enter my life on a daily basis and I believe for a reason. I have met many many wonderful “sistahs” on this journey and I plan to meet many more J. With artists or companies I work with, we just for some reason find eachother. It is soo wonderful.
3. Which Bella was your very first creation?
My Bridalpartybellas.. they were my FIRST FIRST FIRST creation and they will forever mean the world to me.

4. Did you ever think that your idea would sky rocket the way that it has?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. I had no confidence, I felt like I had no place in the stamping world..,
I just wanted to bring my hobby to the next level and share the artwork with the people
around me. My most important idea in this adventure was the SISTAHOOD..
THAT sistahood and me being so deeply involved and “out there” was my intention..
more than sales.. to say that I have “met “ people from all over the world
who share my passion?? How CRAZY is that? To have been able to create a
venue where other people meet and become true friends?
Could you beat that??? So even if the business
fails, I will ALWAYS be thankful for this experience.. FOREVAH!

5. If you could say, what are some other plans that your thinking of coming out with?

Now WHYYYYY would I do that? *winks*… All I can say is that I have a PHENOM line of embellishments coming.. something NOT to be believed.. trust me. (ever hear me say that before?)
6. When is your Birthday?
June 25th 1972. I now expect a birthday card from EACH and EVERY one of you J
7. If you could pick a fruit to eat right now at this minute, what would that be and why?
Chocolate covered STRAWBERRY. That’s a fruit no?

8. What is your favorite food recipe and would you mind sharing that with me and our readers?
Hmmmmm… I honestly love everything.. I don’t really have a favorite recipe…
9. What is your all time favorite Elvis song, if there is one? Lol….
Hmmmm you know the one that starts the show “LAS VEGAS?”.. a little bit something.. (oh am I ignorant)..LOL. Is that even ELVIS?? OMG
10. Ok I ask all my featured artist this question and some of us may know but there are many who don’t like me, What is your favorite drink? Cosmos (lol), Tini’s wines?
I honestly don’t drink… I have other vices..LOL. If I HAD to choose, it would be red wine.
11. You had a little snafu with a little button that sent out lots of $$$$$ as Gift Certificates, you mentioned that you would honor your mistake, could you roughly state how much that set you back?
I didn’t do the final “tally” but it had a potential loss of approximately $ 70,000 but all is ok J
12. I know a lot of the ladies in the group did not want to take you up on the offer for fear that it would hurt you financially, What would you like to tell the ladies who decided not to take the G.C.?
I thank them from the BOTTOM of my heart and appreciate their thoughts and actions ,you have no idea. BUT by the same token, I cannot “blame” anyone who used it as I did honor it

And there you have it, Isn't she like the most coolest person, I had
lots of fun doing this and most of all I got to share it with you. Thank you for reading, Em thank you for the interview and I do hope to work with
you in the near future...... Thank you again and Readers I do hope enjoy...
See ya later.....

Whewwwwww There is alot going on around here today!

Hey there its been crazy around here this week with the start of
the new quarter at college, the kids returning to school from spring break,
Pageants, Rehearsals, you name it, it was done this week. Not to mention all the cooking and cleaning, etc. etc....
Well lets see we have a lot of interesting things to post today.....
I wanted to say thank you to the Stamp Crazy Group
I was Queen of the Group last week.
Incase your wondering what that is, the girls in the group decided
that all the girls in the group would be Queen for the Week, so names are picked
every week for that respective week and the name chosen gets to be
the "Queen". The other ladies from the group get to send out images to the one picked. So I was chosen last week and I had no idea, lol.
I received a TAC catalog and some images from Danni, Bere sent me a stack of Bellas, I think there is one of each bella in there, lol . Gracias Chica,
Im sorry but there were a few others that sent me some images, but
I am not at home right now, so I cant look at the envies to give them there due
credit. I also got lots of buttons,I cannot wait to get some cards done,
But please for any of you that sent me images,
Well ladies I loved my images that I got and I thank you from the
bottom of my heart. I am very grateful . ok so on to the next post.