Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goody Goody

How cool is it to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world!

A while ago, an entrepreneurial and talented, crafty blogger in Australia contacted me about turning some of my doodles into stamps. Andrea has since become a terrific friend, and I greatly admire her dream and ambition of starting her own company.

Well, I was more than happy to give her some drawings, and viola! Look what I received in the mail yesterday!



I have to tell you, I was enormously impressed with the quality of these stamps. They are made from photopolymer and look like those gel window clings, only much sturdier and of higher quality.






You just peel the image off the acetate backing and stick it on the lucite block. Once you've conditioned your stamp, simply ink, position and BAM! What's even more wonderful is that the stamping block and stamp are both clear, so you can see exactly where you are positioning the image. This enables you to mix and match elements to create your own custom design.



Couldn't be easier! Andrea has more stamps created by different designers, each with its own unique style, and more stamps are being introduced monthly. I encourage you to visit her site and give her your support. Congratulations on the launch, Andrea! And thank you so much for the opportunity to collaborate with you.

(Good grief, the girls think they are famous now. Hahaha!)

82 comments:

Ces said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH! I want to go shopping! It's past midnight and I want to go shopping!!!!!

Oh I am so excited!! YEEEE!

Björnik said...

Hah!!! Aaaawwww.... They are soooo beautiful Bella. I am going to drool all over these. I am very happy that more people can now have your adorable illustrations! Congratulations my dear!

I've waited 2 days for these and it was all worth it! I can breathe properly now!:P

By the way, I don't get your explanation of the process. Maybe you should do a sample for our viewing pleasure!hehe

And I could already imagine Emma in the first day of school introducing herself as an international supermodel.hahaha

Sae Lin said...

Those stamps are great! Congratulations!

Alisa said...

Hiya Bella,

These are so sweet. And such a great idea. Lovely to see so many beautiful new drawings over here

Thanks so much for coming to visit me. You are such an inspiration in so many ways.

x Alisa

Connie said...

I found my way to this part of your site and am very glad I did. Wonderful things and I love the 'warning'!

encaracolada said...

how nice! congratulations for these pretty stamps.

Silke said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I love these!! Your illustrations are just PERFECT for fun stickers and stamps! Congratulations!!!!!! Love, Silke

Caity said...

CONGRATS!! Now I have to find where to buy them, cos I NEEEEEEEED that loverly heffalump!

Vicki Holdwick said...

What a great collaboration!

Your art is perfect for stamps.

xoxo

Jen Anderson said...

Congratulations! They look fantastic.

voz said...

OMGOMGMOG! I'm hyperventilating with excitement! They look super, super, super. I like thinking of your lovely little drawings stamped on envelopes and letters. Yay!

Deborah said...

Adorable! I LoVe!!! I WaNt. Off shopping with Ces...Write a children's book next, please and thank you. **kisskiss** Deb

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!I WANT SOME!!!!!!!!!!! THESE ARE GREAT! Oh Bella how awesome is this! I'm doing the happy dance for such. Watch it now. I just broke a sweat! he he he! Oh Bella please let me know when they go on sale. I want one.. no two... no, no, no, 15 of every single thing!!! I mean it!! CONGRATS BELLA BABY!!! I just love them and I love you even more. Hugs till your purple!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

The girls are right! They are famous. Haven't you heard of Bella's Girl! Okay in my really ghetto voice.. "Where you been???" he he he!

yoon see said...

Congrats to you dear Bella.
I love all the stickers here.
I am happy to hear that you have been offered such a great opportunity to turn your girls into real role models.
Congrats and congrats!

yoon see said...

Hi Bella,
How do you find time to attend to all the comments as more and more people drop by for commenting?

I know that is a two way communication but as I follow more and more blogs. I feel sad and I don't know why I feel this way.
Did I do the right thing blogging out my feeling?
I feel better writing and voicing out my feeling.

Thanks and I got to go.
It's very late here. I got to sleep.
I try my best to drop by because i love your postings Bella.

MiniKat said...

How pretty! What a wonderful collaboration. :-)

yoon see said...

Yeah, I almost forget to send my best regards to your little ones.
Pls. tell Anna and Emma that I am their big fan.
I went back to check on your other postings to find inspiration.
I feel better. It's good to be here.
I shall write to you when I am less busy.
Thank you.

esque said...

Oh, that is so terrific! I love them! Off to check the website!

jenn said...

That. Is. So. Cool.

Loni Edwards said...

Congratulations Bella! These are so beautiful! Well done!

Bella Sinclair is said...

Thanks, everyone! This was fun to do, and it was a great honor to work with the lovely Andrea.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

How very exciting...happiness shared!

aimee said...

yowee zoweeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! i knew your drawings would look fantastic on products and here is clear proof. andrea does great work and she has excellent taste in illustrators! oh, they just look fantastic! congratulations!

Kaili said...

Oh these are so beautiful!! Bella congratulations, this is such a fun exciting venture! I'm sure your designs will be in much demand very soon!

Kaili xx

Shannon said...

How cool! Congrats!!!

would those stamps ship to ny? guess ill have to ask andrea!

The Original Drama Mama said...

Those are adorable! I may have to buy some for our letterboxing jaunts this fall...

RockerJewlz said...

Well, hallelujah, Bella is finally making an income off what she simply calls "doodles" but that we all know are MUCH more than that!

Fantastic, news, Bella. It will be nice to have a "piece" of your art to share with others on our handmade cards and crafts. Yippee!

Patricia said...

Wow Bella!
Stamps of your drawings:)
They are all beautiful!

xoxo

Andrea said...

Thank you Bella for the wonderful introduction! I've had some beautiful friends of yours leave some lovely comments that are much appreciated :)

La Humahuaquena said...

I have to come here because I have to wish you a wonderful day!

Have A Wonderful Day!

xoxoxoxoxo
La Humahuaquena

linda cardina said...

OH MAN THESE ARE ADORABLE!!! can't wait to get some. i'm still waiting for the disney cartoon. dora has nothin' on your lil' bella.

theartofpuro said...

OOOHHH!! They are wonderful,I want one.
Congrats Bella!

Faruffa said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
These are too much beautiful, congratulations Bella ... brava brava brava, I love your art!!!!

jenn r said...

ooh these make me happy! can't wait to get a new job so i can get some and stamp them all over the place. beautiful bella!

Eric Barclay said...

That is awesome!

Ces said...

Touch - go!
I will try again.
Love your new header and your sidebar notes.

Sonny said...

OMG. Cute! Cute! Cute! And I SO LOVE your blog header. You are incredibly talented. Love it! :D Hope you are having a splendid day.

PS This week's Tuesday Talent is posted. Please stop by and say hello. :)

cindy said...

oh wow, it's neat to see your work in a different manner. wonderful!

Diana Evans said...

oh how cool Bella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THese are so neat and the packaging is as priceless as the art pieces....

It's fun to see work turned into stamps so many people can enjoy your art!!!

You are amazing!!!

Hugs
Diana

laughingwolf said...

wonderfulness, bella :)

...and, fall began a few minutes ago here in the northern hemisphere...

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella,

These are just gorgeous and they made me smile~ love them!
congratulations on your fantastic news and I wish you much luck with your new venture.
I will come back to do some shopping soon.

Thank you for your very kind words, you left for me, I appreciate your friendship and kindness.

Hugs
Carolyn xo

Janine said...

Oh this they are so cute.
That is truely a good idea.

rebekah said...

i love the sweet shy elephant <3 めちゃかわいい ^____^

Marie S said...

Oh Bella this is wonderful. They are so so cute!!
You and Andrea work well together.
Congratulations to both of you!!!
Love and hugs.

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful Bella! Very nice.

Nina Crittenden said...

Cute as can be! Way to go!!!

nollyposh said...

Oh my gOOdneSS sooo fabulous!

Caroline said...

Bella, how perfect your little illustrations are for these stamps! Congratulations!

platitudinal said...

Wow! They look great :)

kj said...

fantastic, bella. adorable and fantastic.

Valerie said...

cute! do u have an imprint to show us?

LuLu said...

Bonjour Bella! Your art is ADORABLE and sooooo BEAUTIFUL! Nice meeting you! I will come and visit often! What a fun blog! Please come overe too when you have a minute! Take care, LuLu

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I LOVE THE NEW BANNER!!! Happy Elephant day he he he! That is so cute. Girl you are going to be so busy!!! You still never told me where I could get my stamps and stickers! You can't hide them forever cause they are calling my name! Let me know when they become available. I love you soooooo much honey bunny. Kiss my girls

Nicky Linzey said...

Congratulations Bella, they are lovely. Your new header is soooooo sweet!

indigene said...

These are amazing! I adore them and they make your style really stand out! Hmmm...I thought you and the girls were famous! Well in my book you are! :)

caren said...

Congratulations sweet Bella.......I must go shopping!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Super inspiring!!! Simply ADORABLE!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Ces said...

I am told that a certain Anglo-saxon Norseman came here earlier. I am so delighted he behaved himself! I was so nervous that he would make me blush. That was really him. He loved Suzy because she reminded him of the Catfish ride drawing.

Anna said...

ooo the stamps are real cute, love them.

voz said...

I just now noticed the little antler/horns on the girl sitting atop Mr. Elephant's head (in your top banner). Cute!

Ces said...

How could that girl sit so calmly on such a huge trunk?!

Renee said...

Congrats Bella, congrats Elephant.

xoxo

Deborah said...

LoVe your new header! Everything you do is wonderful. Thanks for the tip on my malfunctioning link to Rhonda...problem fixed, thanks to you. **kisskiss** Deb

justdoodleit said...

Congratulations! These are super cute and your new blog header made me chuckle :)

cally jane studio said...

You're so clever!! Love your blog :)

TattingChic said...

Bella! That is wonderful! Those stamps are adorable! I am so happy to see your darling images caught in a rubber stamp! That's so cool! I collect rubber stamps! I'll have to see about purchasing some!

Lisa M Griffin said...

These are so lovely... just sweet and charming. How exciting for you. THank you for sharing your news, I am sure these stamps will be a big hit for your friend.

Cheryl Lynn said...

I WANT, I WANT, I WANT! These are absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy for your successful collaboration. And yes, your girls are very famous. How wonderful!

cindy said...

thank you so much for your wonderful comment, today and for visiting us! enjoy your weekend!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog darling! I really appreiate your kind words :)
Have a lovely weekend!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Ces said...

WHUT!????!!!! You just come in and leave? YEAH!

Renee said...

You will be thrilled, I have a yoyo in my possession.

xoxo

Ces said...

I am making like the ginkgo.

Amy C said...

YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHs
ConGrAtuLatiOns these are so so CUTE and so you and so adorable, I love them and WANT them

Ces said...

ACK! ACK! Ug! Stop the LOL! You, Vanessa and I, we are all HAHAHAHAHA or Hehehehe the real Onomatopoeia Internetters.

Only to please you dear -individual leaf vein and ribs!

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you so much, everyone, for your generously kind comments!

Carol Lawecki said...

Wow, I love these stamps! Congratulations on your artwork becoming stamps. I have to get some for my Mom, she is into stamping. I love the tree stamp!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Congratulations...how wonderful !!!

BT said...

Oh now you are famous too. Woweeee, what marvellous stamps - what a great idea. I love them. I want them.

Karin Bartimole said...

that is soooooo cool Bella!! What an honor to know that your joyful creations will be delighting folks near and far! congratulations!!
xo Karin

Emily said...

This is just too cool! Congrats!!!