Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Family | Bella Blvd's Color Chaos Collection

Unlimited Inspiration weeks are continuing over on the Bella Blvd Blog. Today I have a layout up using the new Color Chaos collection. Here's what I came up with:

I created a large scallop pattern on the top of the layout by cutting several circles of patterned pape and cutting them in half.  I then layered them, using a couple different sizes. I added stitching for a finishing touch.

I love all the bright colors of this collection paired with lost of black accents. Everything really pops.

To see more inspiration from the Color Chaos collection head on over to the Bella Blvd Blog.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Teacher's Pet | Bella Blvd's New Star Student Collection

Today marks the beginning of Unlimited Inspiration Weeks over at Bella Blvd! Today I am sharing a layout I made with Bella Blvd's new Star Student collection for CHA. I just love seeing my layouts hanging in the Bella booth in Anaheim:)

I love this new Star Student Collection….it features lots of my daughter's favorite things: books, owls, glasses, etc. Its perfect for these back to school photos I took of her last year as she was getting ready to start second grade:

I paired a grid of photos on one side with a large piece of patterned paper on the other divided by some border strips.

I used some of the McIntosh Amorie Alpha chipboard letters for the title which coordinate really well with this line.

I love the coordinating chipboard pieces…so cute!

I stitched around a few of the photos for some added texture and added some of the fabulous new enamel stars. To see more inspiration from the Start Student line head on over to the BELLA BLVD BLOG.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sweater Weather Kit from Scraptastic | Using a quilt as Inspiration

I have always wanted to be a quilter but after trying a couple of small ones I realized I am just not patient enough:) But I do use quilts as inspiration for my scrapbooking pages all the time. I recently saw this one on Pinterest and knew I wanted to create a layout like it using the Sweater Weather Kit from Scraptastic:

Here's what I came up with:

It is pretty much a quilt scrap lift:) Here are some detail shots:

I just love the warm, cozy feeling of this kit. My favorite pieces are those snowflake clips…love those! To create the triangles I cut 2"x2" squares of patterned paper and cut them in half. I added stitching for some texture. You can see more HERE on the Scraptastic blog.

Friday, January 9, 2015

More Bella Blvd Reveals!

Hi Everyone! I am back to finish off the week with the rest of the Bella Blvd reveals.

My favorite new collection is Color Chaos:

This is just classic, colorful fun Bella! I love everything about this line! Each patterned paper is striped on one side and then a fun colorful patterns on the other. My favorite part of this new line is the chipboard! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!  Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog HERE to get a closer look at this line and another chance to win it before you can buy it.

Also revealed this week are the new Color Chaos Clear Cuts:

And the Color Chaos Invisibles:

Are these not the greatest??? I am in love! Head on over HERE for a better look and another chance to win!

And the last of the reveals is the new Simply Spring collection:

I just adore this cute, cute spring line. Makes me long for sunshine and flowers:) Here are a couple of sneaks of layouts coming to the blog soon using Simply Spring:

Check out the Bella blog HERE for your chance to win the entire Simple Spring collection!

Next week begins Unlimited Inspiration Weeks at Bella Blvd so be sure to check back in for more of my layouts and tons of inspiration from this awesome team!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Reveal Week at Bella Blvd!

Bella Blvd is in the midst of revealing their new collections! I had the pleasure of being able to see most of the new stuff designing pages for CHA and let me tell you it is amazing!!

What has been revealed so far…

The new Bella Bows, Enamel Dots & Enamel DooDads

How fun are these?? I am especially in love with the Enamel DooDads…arrows, and stars, and hearts oh my!!

Here are a couple of my sneaks using Star Student:

These are my favorite pieces in the new collections. I wrote more about them HERE and shared this layout using the new Invisibles:

Love these!!

And today the new Campout Collection!

I see many lake layouts with this in my future!

Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog and enter for you chance to win each of these collections before you can buy it…Good Luck! And continue to check back this week for the rest of the reveals!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Bella Blvd!

I've got a layout over on the Bella Blvd blog using the new Invisibles! This week and next Bella is revealing their awesome new collections. The Invisibles are my favorite! Here is my layout using the Chit Chat Invisible:

I love the feel of these…a heavy duty, transparent plastic. Makes for a super fun and special layout. I see a lot of these on future layouts:)

Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for all the layout details and enter for your chance to win these before you can buy them…HERE. Good luck!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I love a new year, fresh start. I have lots of things I want to do this year and a list of resolutions and goals. I contemplated not doing Project Life this year. I am still really behind on my 2014 album and have struggled with keeping up with the photos. But then I looked back on my albums and realized how important they are. I think it is these everyday moments that my kids are going to want to remember. SO I am giving it ago again this year. I am switching it up a bit though. They past couple of years I have used both the size A project life pages and the size D. I did this because I take a lot of vertical photos so I wanted 4x6 slots for both horizontal and vertical. Mut this year I am going to try to just use size A. I am hoping this will push me creatively and help my little project life rut that I was in.

I used the January This Life Noted kit from Scraptastic for my 2015 title page. Here is what I came up with:

You can see more details over on the Scraptastic Blog.

Here's hoping I can stick with:) Happy New Year!