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Lisa62 03-06-2007 10:56 AM

I don't see what the big craze is over the bellas.
 
I have looked at all these bella stamps. I don't see what the big thing is about these. Maybe it just takes me longer to get fasinated with certain styles. I keep looking at the gallery to find something about these to get me to buy them. you ladies are so excited about buying them and can't wait to get them and yet. I have no inclination as to why? I know there not everyones style including myself.

What is it going to take to get me to buy 1. I seen 1 so far that is cute. That is the golfer. Only because my kids are starting to golf and I think the golfer would look good on a scrapbook page with a photo of my daughter on the greens golfing.

Maybe when they come out with some cuter ones.

Shanon 03-06-2007 10:58 AM

I'm not a Bella fan either, but to each their own. I'm sure there are plenty of things that I have that people say "what was she thinking" ;)

KimberlyinMN 03-06-2007 11:00 AM

I love the cards that I've come across in the gallery but I also don't have the urge to buy these. Maybe it's because I long to look like those little stick thin beauties. LOL

Kimberly

jazz4 03-06-2007 11:00 AM

I agree Shannon, their not for me either. But to each his own.

KimberlyinMN 03-06-2007 11:00 AM

What's scary is that I really do kind of look like my avatar. LOL

PUGMAMA 03-06-2007 11:06 AM

Wow for a moment there, I thought I was the only one! I thought that the Bellas were taking over this website :) Love the stamps and the creations that everyone is coming up with these Bellas stamps, but I wish that they would post more of their SU creations since I'm basically a SU kind of gal!

sassybee 03-06-2007 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN
I love the cards that I've come across in the gallery but I also don't have the urge to buy these. Maybe it's because I long to look like those little stick thin beauties. LOL

Kimberly

I read on the Bella blog that she's trying to create a plus-size version! LOL---- I can't wait to see it.

KimberlyinMN 03-06-2007 11:13 AM

Now THAT is funny! A.. BellyBella? Drawn with a wide marker?

:)

Kimberly

Lisa62 03-06-2007 11:17 AM

yah and the pot belly and pushed out behind to go with it. Pot belly being just plain ole fat not pregnant either. he he he.

rocketgirl96 03-06-2007 11:17 AM

If the chubbybella is cute, I may just have to buy her. So far, I've been resisting because I don't want to perpetuate the stick-thin myth. :)

StampGroover 03-06-2007 11:20 AM

My favorite girls are the Inky Girls I just love them!! And I think that there are some cute girl stamps in the new Penny Black catalog too!

Bagpuss 03-06-2007 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN
What's scary is that I really do kind of look like my avatar. LOL

LOL!!! :)

I didn't "get" the Bella thing, either. Then I liked them but felt there just wasn't a Bella for me. Then I decided to order "just one" to see what all the fuss was about - and because they are so cheap, with such cheap shipping to England, too. But I "accidentally" ordered three in one go! Now I LOVE them - they're really funky and so easy to colour. What I like about them is that they are completely different from any other stamps that I own.

kittie747 03-06-2007 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN
What's scary is that I really do kind of look like my avatar. LOL

Oh my goodness!!! You are so funny. I am sneaking on here from work and saw what you wrote and started laughing out loud. Now people think I'm crazy.

I am an old broad and never had the bod of any of the bella images even my hay days. I am not really attracted to them at all but know so many people are and can understand it. The old saying goes *different strokes for different folks*. That is the beauty of our site. We are all drawn to different stuff and we can appreciate what it takes to create it even though the stuyle may not be up our alley.

LeahsCreations 03-06-2007 11:29 AM

No one stamper has to like everything. I don't like country and didn't understand what the stamping craze was all about 8-10 years ago because that's the only style I saw. Now, there are bellas for me and something else for you and something else entirely for that other gal.

cmayk 03-06-2007 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by StampGroover
My favorite girls are the Inky Girls I just love them!! And I think that there are some cute girl stamps in the new Penny Black catalog too!

What are the "Inky Girls"? Do you have a link?

Rubber Stamp Nut 03-06-2007 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Bagpuss
they're really funky and so easy to colour. What I like about them is that they are completely different from any other stamps that I own.

I was just about to write the same thing! I like them because they are whimsical, and that tends to be my style. I also like them because they are so different from the other stamps that I own. It sounds corny, but they make me smile. It's fun to color them in and add cute little embellishments. But the old saying is true...different strokes for different folks. :)

Rubber Stamp Nut 03-06-2007 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by cmayk
What are the "Inky Girls"? Do you have a link?

Probably Inky Antics? I'm guessing.

dolphinprncss03 03-06-2007 11:39 AM

i finally got 3 of them and i had to get wood blocks to mount them but i think 3 will be enough for me i think they are cute but not my style to much either so it was a few dollars invested in the crazy world of Bella
Dawn

marymoilanen 03-06-2007 11:45 AM

Not for me either. Although the cards in the gallery are super cute!

Sillybird 03-06-2007 11:52 AM

I love them, think they are tremendous fun and cover a wide range of bases. I don't think that they will perpetuate the model stick thin image, cause after all they are just a rubber stamped image!!!!! its what you do with it that matters!!! he he

jeanstamping2 03-06-2007 11:56 AM

I think they are cute! but I haven't spend any money on them.

I have seen some really nice cards...Using them.....

Like the other's have stated each to their own.

Having some varitey in our life is a Good thing!!

Sereikastamper 03-06-2007 12:00 PM

I don't own any but my friend sent me some images and they are so basic in their drawn lines that coloring and creating was EASY PEASY...so perhaps that is the draw? I too like the Girly Girl line from www.inkyantics.com But hey what can I say, I am an INKY ADDICT!!! LOL

ArtofLove 03-06-2007 12:44 PM

Some of the bellas seem relevant to sentiments for cards or scrapbooking and then others don't seem relevant at all. So I like some and dislike others. Generally speaking, I love the style of the picture and the style of the bella girls. I think they are funky and trendy.

I most likely will order 5 or 6 bellas - mostly for scrapbooking purposes (the beach bella and scrapbook bella) and a few that also translate to cards (pregnant bella and bride bella).

Topaz_n29 03-06-2007 12:46 PM

Bella's aren't for me either..every 1 has their own taste..and i think all excell in whatever they choose..the only cartoony stamps i like are animals..like Whipper Snapper..but is an american site(of course) lol.. too expensive for me w/duty etc. ..but i wud love to own a couple of those..loves ya..Gail

steubner 03-06-2007 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN
Now THAT is funny! A.. BellyBella? Drawn with a wide marker?

:)

Kimberly

What about the Badonka-donk Bella? :mrgreen:

Nebraska Buckeye 03-06-2007 12:55 PM

At least I'm not crazy...
 
I, too, thought I was the only one who didn't see the appeal of the almighty Bella! There are tons of cute cards and stamps, but just not for me. To me they are all the same stamp just in different "clothes." Glad to know I haven't lost my flair for stamping just because I don't *love* Bella! =)~

momis mama 03-06-2007 12:56 PM

when i put bellas in the search in the gallery it only came up with 5 pages of bella designs.

there are SU! sets that have like 132 pages for one set of stamps (not even a whole line of stamps)

i really doubt that the bellas are gonna 'take over this site'

i also see threads about people gong gaga over the michael's $1 stamps whick is not really my taste but...

i understand that this site originated from SU! people but there are many SU! people who buy outside of SU!

just my 2 cents!

mom5boys 03-06-2007 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by steubner
What about the Badonka-donk Bella? :mrgreen:


Too Funny, sounds like something my oldest son would have come up with. I'm not tempted so far, but if they did come up with a plus-size bella, I jut might be...

Thanks for the laugh.

Novell 03-06-2007 01:09 PM

I think that if you have to be convinced to buy them, then you shouldn't buy them at all. If they aren't your taste, then they aren't your taste. Save your hard earned money on something you DO like.

birdbathlady 03-06-2007 01:11 PM

Bellas are not my thing, but.........have you seen the Emerson Quillin girls over at American Art Stamps? Now those are a kick!!!!:p

inego 03-06-2007 01:12 PM

I personally am a Bella Addict and proud to be one. I'm also fortunate enough to actually know the QueenBella IRL and for me that's even more fun. The girls are just like their momma, fun and quirky and a little off center.

What's not to love? Now if your complaint is that she's too thin...fine...that they're unmounted? Okay...but to complain that the bella's are taking over the site? Silly. There are TONS of SU pages and designs on here. Why fault us Bella-addicts for being so excited for our treasured find? We love her in all her quirks and the price can't be beat. I would rather toss Em a couple bucks for something that I'll use over and over again, then spend 40 for a stamp set that I'll only use one stamp from.

Again, my two cents, but geez, momma said if you can't say something nice....

Bagpuss 03-06-2007 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Novell
I think that if you have to be convinced to buy them, then you shouldn't buy them at all.

Well I wasn't convinced... UNTIL I bought some. At that price, as Ally says, it's almost rude not to! :mrgreen:

Lisa62 03-06-2007 01:28 PM

Not faulting anyone. just saying it seems to be a big craze and it's not my style. That is until of course I see one that really strikes my fancy then I'll buy it. and then of course like the rest of you. I just might be eating my words later on. Same as some SU sets, Don't always like them at first then I see 1 card sample or 2 that I like and have o have the set. they grow on you. So just keep posting them as you are and maybe they too will grow on me.

Lisa62 03-06-2007 01:29 PM

sorry for the second post.

steubner 03-06-2007 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by mom5boys
Too Funny, sounds like something my oldest son would have come up with. I'm not tempted so far, but if they did come up with a plus-size bella, I jut might be...

Thanks for the laugh.

it's the newest phrase in our family...based on the Subway radio commercial. "yes, I'd like a pot belly combo with a side of love handles, a badonka-donk butt with extra flabby, and some cottage cheese thighs."
It makes me LOL every time!!

jazz4 03-06-2007 01:31 PM

I don't think the purpose of this thread was to be mean about the stamps I just think Lisa wanted to know if anyone else felt the way she did. No hard feelings meant I'm sure.

inego 03-06-2007 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jazz4
I don't think the purpose of this thread was to be mean about the stamps I just think Lisa wanted to know if anyone else felt the way she did. No hard feelings meant I'm sure.

I'm sure she didn't mean to squish anyone at all...but Em does come here all the time for ideas as she is a stamper, and imagine how you would feel if you were here and saw a thread titled, WTH is with this thing...

I'm just saying, if you can't say something nice, maybe you should refrain.

C:-D

frankie 03-06-2007 01:37 PM

The Bellas are cute, just not my thing. It's ok though . . . we all have our likes and dislikes. Pretty soon there'll be some new *big thing* taking over and maybe those of us who aren't ga-ga for the Bellas will be for the new stuff!

mungojerry 03-06-2007 01:37 PM

They don't do it for me either. ;)

mochamap 03-06-2007 01:55 PM

I love the bellas. Everyone has thier own style which makes the creations on this site so unique!


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