Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sharing All American projects

Hey everyone,

I have a couple of layouts up on the Bella Blvd blog today featuring the brand new All American line.

Stars and Stripes

Bella's new All American collection helped bring my fourth of July layout to life. I love the playful patterns in this collection, they were perfect for these photos that I took of my kids dressed up on fourth of July.
I started my layout by using both the A side and B side of American Pride paper as the base of my layout.
Then I layered on Bella's Navy dot designer tape, and used the Stars & Stripes cardstock sticker as my title.
I finished it off with flags, chip icons and star buttons.

All American: American Pride, United We Stand, Seeing Stars, Borders & Cute Cuts,
Cardstock Stickers: Just Write
Flags: All American, All American Words
Chipboard: Chip Alphabet - Sienna Ice, Chip Icons
Designer Tape: Navy Dot
Button Market: Stars

Our American Hero

Look for me soon in Scrapbook Trends September 2013

As an army wife, I am always looking for the perfect scrapbooking papers and embellishments to record those special moments of my husbands' career. Bella's new All American collection is perfect for honoring and remembering military service members.
This photo is very special to me because it was taken during my husbands two week leave (to come home) during a 1 1/2 year deployment to Afghanistan. I used Bella's Just Write cardstock sticker and Cute Cuts journaling spot to help journal a memory that my kids are sure to cherish for years to come.

All American: American Pride, United We Stand, Cute Cuts
Sophisticates: Surf N Turf, Freestyle Scallop
Cardstock Stickers: Just Write
Flags: All American Words
Chipboard: Chip Icons
Designer Tape: Red Chevron, Chlorine Dot

Friday, March 15, 2013

Introducing All American...

Drumroll please!! Are you ready to be wow'ed with stars and stripes?  Have some Fourth of July pictures that you would like to scrap? 

Introducing Bella's first patriotic collection....

One of my favorite pattern papers from the collection is:
American Pride
Just look at how adorable those hearts are!

Here are some sneak peeks of projects that I have made with the collection (look for these on the Bella blog starting next week)

Love what you see? Make sure that you check out the Bella Blvd Blog to see the entire collection revealed and enter for your chance to win it before you can buy it!

Here is a link to the catalog supplement :All American Catalog

The new All American collection begins shipping April 1st!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Big Announcement coming tomorrow..

hey everyone! Are you getting excited as me about the Big Announcement coming to the Bella Blvd. blog tomorrow? Can't wait to help reveal what Bella has up their sleeve. It's going to be fabulous.

...and I have one more sneak peek for you today.

Make sure you stop by the Bella Blvd. blog tomorrow to see the reveal!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

a sneak peek of something exciting..

is coming to Bella Blvd. this Friday. Make sure you stop by the Blog on Friday to check it out!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I Love You 7 Days A Week...

Hi everyone!

You may have noticed that my blog has a new look. I have been wanting a fresh new look for awhile and I'm so excited, to finally see it completed. Thank you to the fabulous Kristen Tweedale for redesigning my blog for me. If you or someone you know is in the market for a new blog design, you should contact her. She is awesome! other news, I'm up on the Bella Blvd. Blog today. A few of us Design team members were asked to create a layout based on this inspiration image..

March Inspiration image

This is what I came up with based on the sketch.

I Love You 7 Days A Week

This was such a fun inspiration image this month. I can honestly say that there were so many ideas that I took from this image.
The polka dot background inspired me to use Bella's Gray Dot Designer tape as a border. The numbers in the photo inspired
me to use Bella's fun number border from the Love and Marriage collection. The white frames in the photo also inspired me
to use this chipboard insert that I saved from the packaging of the Chipboard: Bachelor/ette Chipboard Icons. And the large
buttons in the photo inspired me to add a couple of blues buttons from Bella's Button Market. I love the finished look of it all
put together.

Engaged At Last: Bachelor Party, Bachelorette party, He Proposed, Bachelorette Extras
Designer tape: Gray Dot
Love And Marriage Collection: Borders
Cardstock Stickers: Just Write Journaling Stickers, The Wedding Party Miniatures, High Five Alphabets: Gulf
Chipboard: Bachelor/ette Chipboard Icons, Sienna Alpha-Frosting
Feathers: Frosting, White
Button Market: Blues

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Love that smile...

Gotta love this face, that I wake up to every morning....

Love that smile...
This is my baby Kona, she is the youngest of 3 my 3 dogs. She just got a brand new haircut right before I took this shot, and was showing off. I love her little smile, and her
little expressions. She follows me around the house all day long and is like my shadow. Is she adorable or what? Big trouble maker too.

I used the new Elle's Studio Day to Day collection on this layout. I love the papers in this collection, tidbits and tags.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

lovely beautiful girls

Hi friends,

I would like to share with you a glittery embossed project that I created using WOW embossing powders.

supplies: Studio Calico So. Cal kit
WOW embossing powder: Sierra Sunrise
Silhouette: cutting files
My Mind's eye: pattern paper

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

You Are Beautiful inside and out...

Hi there,
I have a new layout to share with you today showcasing the brand new Bella Blvd. crochet hearts that debuted at CHA.

You Are Beautiful Inside and Out

These photos of my daughter make me smile, she loves taking photos and never misses a photo shoot opportunity.
I took my inspiration from the heart shaped symbol that she was making in these photos and decided to pair them with
the new Bella crocheted hearts. I really just cannot get enough of their vibrant colors and textures. They make fun
embellishments and compliment the new Freestyle Sophisticates papers.

Sophisticates: Freestyle Gulf, Freestyle Peep, Freestyle Scallop, Freestyle Banana, Freestyle McIntosh, Freestyle Saltwater, Freestyle Pickle Juice
Engaged At Last Collection: Bachelorette Extras
Flags: Bachelorette
Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice, Saltwater, White, Gulf, Bell Pepper, Punch, Cotton Candy, Scallop
Designer Tape: Chevron Combo, Ice Stripe, Gray Dot, Combo
Chipboard: Sienna Alpha-Pickle Juice
Cardstock Stickers: Black - White High Fives
Button Market: Text