Wednesday, May 29, 2013

So Many Of My Smiles Begin With You....

 Hi Everyone, 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I haven't been on top of blogging lately.  We have had lots going on.  We just got back from camping and my daughter graduates from junior high tomorrow.  Can't believe I am going to be the mother of a high schooler soon.  Ack!! Where does the time go?

 I have a new layout up on the Bella Blvd. Blog today, and I would love to share it with you.  So, here we go....

So Many Of My Smiles Begin With You 

This picture always make me smile.  My good friend always brings her daughter with her when she comes to visit.  Even though she is a few years younger than my daughter, they always enjoy each others' company.  I kept the embellishments simple on this layout so that the main focus could be on the photo.  To make the washi flower I pleated gray chevron washi tape around a die cut circle and topped it off with a wood button.  I love the look.

Sand and Surf: Flying High
Engaged At Last: Bachelorette Extras
Cardstock stickers: Just Write Journaling stickers, Alpha + Bits
Feathers: Orange, Gulf
Designer Tape: Gray Chevron
Button: Button Market Feminine Mix

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two Hearts One Love

It's wedding week on the Bella Blvd blog. As we make the countdown to Stephanie's wedding the design team is sharing layouts of our weddings and leaving wedding advice for Stephanie and Steven. To see the design team's work visit the Bella Blvd Blog

Two Hearts One Love

The new Bella feathers are perfect for accenting wedding pages! They add such a unique look.
On this layout I used the pony, oreo-black and pickle juice feathers to accent my photos.
I love the way they look along with the contrast of the black and white photos.

Love and Marriage: Vows, Cute Cuts, Esther Fleming Floral
Cardstock Stickers: Alpha + Bits
Flags: Love and Marriage
, Engaged At Last: He Proposed, Bachelor Party
Chipboard: Sienna Alpha - Pickle Juice, Sienna Alpha -Pony
High Five Alphas: Brown-Cream High FivesDesigner Tape: Gray Chevron, Pony Dot
Feathers: Pony, Pickle Juice, Oreo-Black
Button Market: Checkers

Saturday, May 4, 2013

National Scrapbook Day with Bella Blvd.

Hi There,

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Are you doing anything special to celebrate?
We are celebrating National Scrapbook Day over at Bella Blvd. with all about me layouts. Stop by the Bella Blvd. blog to see what the Design Team came up with and for your chance to win.

Every hour on the hour the design team will be showcasing their "All About Me" layouts and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win 1 of 2 giveaways. Yay!

Here is what I came up with as my "Me" page.
I rarely have photos taken of just me or scrap about myself. Right after we were given this assignment I had a friend come
in to town and I asked her to take some photos of me. I embraced the challenge and learned to let go a little and have fun.
My favorite colors that represent my style right now are a mix of teal, orange and yellow. The Sand and Surf collection was
perfect for complimenting my style and I had fun adding in some crochet hearts and feathers pieces too. A new technique
that I taught myself while making this layout was I ran out of chipboard alpha's (Pickle Juice) for my title, so I took another
alpha I had on hand (Pony) and wrapped it with Designer gray chevron tape. I love the look!

Sand and Surf: GPS, Borders
Cardstock Stickers: Alpha + Bits, Miniatures
Chipboard: Sienna Alpha - Pickle Juice, Pony
High Five Alphas: Black White High Fives
Love And Marriage: Borders
Engaged At Last: Bachelor Extras
Designer Tape: Ice Stripe, Blue Chevron, Polka Dot Combo, Gray Chevron
Crochet Hearts: Orange, Bell Pepper, Gulf
Feathers: Orange, Cream, Gulf
Button Market: Text

1. What are your top 5 supplies/products that you cannot scrap without?
Sewing machine, foam squares, enamel dots, silhouette cameo, kraft or white cardstock
2. What do you listen to while you scrap? TV, music, or do you do your best working in silence?
I always have Pandora radio on (usually Bruno Mars or Maroon 5) or tv shows that I have DVR'd
3. What snacks and/or drinks are beside you when you're scrapping?
If I am cropping at home it is usually fruit and water, but if I am at a crop and they have junk food
I am bad. It is so hard to say no when it's in front of me. Peanut MM's are a fave.
4. When do your do your best scrapping? Are you a morning scrapper, a late night scrapper, or do you find time during the day?
I scrap throughout the day in between errands and chores, I usually have a project on my desk at all times and work on it here and
5. Be honest. Where do your layouts go once you're done with them? In albums, in piles, or shoved in random places?
I'm glad you asked that question, I haven't put my layouts into albums for years (hoping I'm not the only one).
They go into piles and I have a cabinet they get shoved into sometimes.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me, be sure to head on over to the Bella Blvd. Blog  to learn more about the design team and leave a comment for your chance to win!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bella Blvd's warehouse sale starts today...

Hey Everyone,
Have you heard the news? Bella Blvd's second annual warehouse box sale starts today. Head on over to the Bella Blvd Blog to get yours while supplies last.

This is an amazing deal, don't miss it!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Coming this Friday to the Bella Blvd Blog...

is their second annual warehouse box sale.

Sale Starts: Friday May 3
Sale Ends: Friday, May 17
Limited Quantities, while supplies last! Save 70% off retail prices! Great for National Scrapbook Day, Mother's Day and anyone and everyone that can't get enough Bella :) Happy Spring Cleaning!

Make sure you stop by the Bella Blvd Blog on Friday to get yours!

So Many of my smiles begin with you

Hi Everyone, 
Good morning, I have a fun tutorial showcased on the Bella Blvd. blog today and I would like to share it with you.  

So Many of My Smiles

I had these bright cheerful photos that I took of my daughter at a park several years ago and I wanted to create a
colorful background
to match.  I love Bella's new designer tapes, the palette is so happy & bright and looks great paired with
the new feathers.

Step 1:  To create the clouds for this page I first trimmed several pieces of white cardstock just a little
bit larger than the punch that I intended on using.

Step 2: I layered strips of Bella Blvd designer tapes on my cut pieces.

Step 3: Then I punched out the clouds and layered them on my page.  I even save one of the cloud negatives and adhered
it to my page. These make such cute embellishments.


I also created a fun colorful title out of designer tapes by first - cutting my title using my Silhouette
Cameo, and then layering strips of designer tapes on strips of paper and adhering behind the title.

Sophisticates: Freestyle Banana
Designer Tapes: Polka Dot Combo, Chevron Combo, Gray Dot, Hot Pink Dot, Yellow Chevron

Feathers: Gulf, Ice
Button Market: Stars, Orange Stars, Masculine Mix