Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Very Special Bella Girl.............

Every once in awhile you come across people who are sooooo talented that it's just beyond incredible! Andrea Murdock is definately one of those people. She won our Blog Candy, and by chance I visited her blog, and WOW! So, I contacted her and asked her if she would mind if I posted a few of her StampingBella projects on our site, and she said sure! I promise if I didn't live in Alabama, I would be soooo soaking up her card classes in Canada! If you would like to visit Andrea's Blog, just click HERE - I promise you will not be disappointed! To get a better view of any pic on the slide show, just double click, and you can view it in full screen if you wish!

Would YOU like for your work to be spotlighted on our website? If so, just send me some pics of your work to or a link to your blog! So sistahs, here are Andrea's gorgeous Bellas:


Friday, June 26, 2009


Dear Readers,

Sometimes life gets in the way of best intentions, which has happened. I know I said that I would post contest entries two days ago, but my daughter gave birth to a beautiful little girl. Everyone is fine, but with work and long hospital visits I have not had a chance to post the entries.

So, without further ado, here they are! Presenting our July Featurebella contestants. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and vote. I will leave the entries up through 7:00 PM on July 2nd since I am behind a bit here, and the winner will be announced July 3rd. Good Luck Everyone!


Monday, June 22, 2009


Ok Everyone, send us your entries! We're waiting on YOU to be our next FeatureBella! Just email a pic of your card to - we'll take it from there! C'mon - wanna play for GREAT Stamping Bella prizes and YOUR work featured on our site?

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Hi Everyone,

On June 25th, 2009 at 10:00 AM CST there will be a HUGE Bella Blog Hop honoring Emily, the company's founder and Head Bella! YOU can participate! Just follow this link and click HERE: to join the fun! The hop is sponsored by Split Coast Stampers and will be very inspiring as you "hop" along to see all of the creations made in honor of Emily!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


1. Can you tell us how long you've been stamping, and what inspired you to start?

I tried once about 20 years ago. However, I was trying to emboss and to this day I consider myself "embossing impaired"! I didn't try it again until I went to a Stampin' Up Party with a friend about 10 years ago. I still didn't stamp a lot until I became a demonstrator with The Angel Company about 6 years ago.

2. How did you find StampingBella stamps? - I've learned so much there and spent so much as a result! ;-)

3. What is your favorite color combination and coloring medium?

I absolutely LOVE to color! My favorite combination is anything that involves pink, my absolute *favorite* color. I love my Copic markers, but since my collection is limited I still rely on my trusty 128 color Prismacolor pencil set. I just bought a set of Kohr-i-nor pencils and am having fun trying them out, too.

4. What is your favorite tip or trick to share with new stampers? (can be more than one)

Have more than one kind of ink. I find rubber stamps and acrylic stamps don't always "like" the same ink.
If coloring doesn't come natural to you, practice, find online tutorials and discover which coloring medium you like the best. The most beautiful image with the most beautiful papers and fanciest embellishments loses a lot if it's not colored in nicely. (If coloring is really not your thing, there are a lot of great solid images out there, too.)
Paper "stacks" are great ways to save time and be sure that your papers all coordinate.
Try to have a variety of embellishments. If you have stamping friends, split the embellishments and their cost among you.
Read stamping blogs and join stamping groups/lists. You will learn SO much from more experienced stampers and get all kinds of inspiration from stampers of all levels.

5. If you could be any Bella stamp, what would it be and why?

Well, coincidentally there is a Lisabella stamp. At the moment, though, I am trying to lose weight, so I would be Weightwatchabella wanting to be one of those ice cream eating Sweetybellas! (Em really needs to create a Chocolateabella, don't you think?)

6. What is the one item in your craft room you can't live without?

Just one? Hmmmm... My cutter. I can't cut a straight line to save my life.

7. Do you have a Bella name? If not, and if you did, what would it be?


8. Any general information you would like to share - if you've ever been published, been on a design team, etc.
I've been published several times in The Rubber Stamp magazine and in The Angel Company catalog. I'm currently on the DigiStamp Boutique design team.'s our interview with our wonderful Featurebella, Lisa Thompson. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

July FeatureBella Contest

Since I can't enter the July contest, I thought I would do an example. We can't wait to receive your entries! The theme is....Red, White, Blue and Silver! Send them NOW through June 23rd in JPG format to! Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 12, 2009

More From our Great June FeatureBella

Happy Friday!

We thought we'd show you a few more great creations from our Featurebella, Lisa Thompson! So, without further ado.........

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Come on! Join the other SouthernBellas and take advantage of GREAT savings on StampingBella Rubbah! Get free shipping, participation in special contests for prizes, and a class project shipped to you monthly for as low as $5 per month!

Wanna Join? Just click HERE to sign up at Funkie Munkie Scraps! You'll be glad you did, Sistah!

Have Questions? Need to Contact us? Just click to email us HERE and we'll answer all your questions or call us at 864-288-9400 Monday through Saturday!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

ATTN: Clubmembers!!!!!

If you're a SouthernBella club member, your May Class Kit is on the way to you in the mail!!!! It's the cutest thing you've ever seen! Want a Peek? Here It Is!!!

This is our class Kit for May, and if you're "IN THE CLUB" you'll get it mailed to you absolutely FREE, complete with full instructions and all the necessities to make this great clutch!

Not in the SouthernBella Club? Well, you're missing out not only on our class kits mailed once a month to you but also our "Bella Bundles" that always include Bella Stamps, sentiment(s) and accessories for 35% off RETAIL PRICE! Want more information? Just click HERE!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


We are now accepting entries for our July Featurebella contest!

We will accept entries NOW through June 23, 2009 @ 7:00 PM.
Voting will begin June 23, 2009 @ 7:30 PM and end June 30th at 7:00 PM.

THEME: Use the colors RED, WHITE, BLUE, and SILVER with your Bellas! We're going Patriotic in anticipation of July 4th! So GET CREATIVE and submit your entry!

Please submit your card in JPG format to - Please save your picture in web format if possible for the clearest view.

1. One month FREE membership in southernbellafms - the greatest Stamping Bella club!
2. A bag of Bella goodies from our sponsor, Funkie Munkie Scraps!
3. Automatic entry in our QWEENABELLA contest in May of 2010 for a chance to win some GREAT prizes!
4. A showcase of your fabulous Stamping Bella abilities on SouthernBellaFMS!
5. An interview with SouthernBella published on our blog


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sorry if I confused you..............

Hello fellow SouthernBellas,

There seems to have been a wee bit of confusion about our Blog Candy Winner and our June FeatureBella.

The June FeatureBella is Lisa Thompson. The Blog Candy winner is Andrea Murdock. Hope this clears everything up! Check out Lisa's great work below and leave her a bit of sisterly love!

July FeatureBella Contest announced Tomorrow!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Our very first Featurebella is crazy talented! Lisa has a fantastic blog - if you would like to visit it, please click HERE. She has been kind enough to share some of her Bella work with us, and you for inspiration. We believe she loves Bella as much as we do, so that makes it extra special that she is our innagural winner! We have compiled some of her super work into a slide show for your enjoyment.......please leave a comment and show the Bella luv!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


We would LOVE to start a sketch or color contest every other week, but need to know if there would be interest to do so. We're thinking it would start on Thursday and viewers would have until the next Thursday to send entries, then voting would start for 7 days.

PLEEZE help us by giving us your opinion in the poll at the bottom of the page. Thanks so very much, and look for some KEWL stuff to come in the next few days!