Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's New Wednesday | Bella Blvd

This is where the big, wet tears start to fall on my screen. This is my last project for the Bella Blvd team. I loved being a part of such a wonderful and amazing group. I'm looking forward to just sitting back and taking in all of the eye candy that the next team will be bringing us. 

I used a lot of Color Chaos for this layout. The Invisibles and pattern papers in this collection are just amazing. I have to admit that I was trying to save all of the scraps that I could. I kept saying to myself that every little piece can be useful — and for this collection that is so true.

I also used the Enamel DooDads and Dots on this page. I put them everywhere I could think to put them, including in the sticker lettering. 

Supplies: Color Chaos (Invisibles: Referee Invisibles), (Pattern paper: Bell Pepper Strandz, Color Chaos Daily Details, Words of Wisdom), Treasures & Text, Trinkets. Enamel DooDads: Ice. Enamel Dots: Mike White

Thanks for stopping by to see my last Bella Blvd project.

Friday, March 13, 2015

March sketch | Scrapbook Circle

Today I shared a new sketch challenge on the Scrapbook Circle blog. If you play along, there is a Pinkfresh Studio prize pack up for grabs. Check out the blog to get the details and to play along.

I made this page using the March Here's the Story kit and this month's sketch. 

How fun is that "hello" plastic word? I wish I had a few more!

I added faux stitching to a lot of this layout. I was in a doodling mood.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us. Stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog to see what the other ladies made to inspire you.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Easter basket | Bella Blvd

Easter is one of the cutest holidays. Everything is tiny — little pieces of candy, cute baby animals, and our little ones running like crazy kiddos looking for that last egg filled with jelly beans. 

Today Bella Blvd is looking at mixed media and altered projects, so I made this Easter basket using the Simply Spring collection and Color Chaos Clear Cuts. 

I added two treat containers with critter likenesses to my basket. The Simply Spring collection is just too cute — and perfect for making little gift bags, tags or cards for the Easter holiday.

The Clear Cuts overlays are perfect for making a unique basket. Make sure to throw in some grass and candy!

This idea would make a great hostess gift or basket for a wee little one who isn't expecting the overflowing chocolate goodness.

Supplies | Basket: Color Chaos: Clear Cuts (Pepper Confetti Clear Cut, Peep Confetti Clear Cut). Bunny Bag: Simply Spring (Pattern paper: Hippity Hop). Chick Container: Campout (Pattern paper: Campout Daily Details).

Thanks for stopping by here today to see my Easter project for Bella Blvd. Make sure to head over to their blog to see what the other gals made.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Cards | Bella Blvd

Today on the Bella Blvd blog I am sharing these two cards using the new collections. 

Clear Cuts Overlays are a great way to add dimension and pop to any project — especially a card. Going with the dots theme from the overlays, I also used the Color Chaos Whatnots Chipboard to add another fun layer to the card.

Supplies: Color Chaos: Whatnots Chipboard, Clear Cuts (Metallic Gold Confetti), Treasures & Text Stickers 

What an uplifting image! Who wouldn't want to get a parachuting hedgehog on a card?! I couldn't help but use this 4x6 card as the main image on a card.

Supplies: Simply Spring (Pattern paper: Simply Spring Daily Details), Treasures & Text stickers 

Thanks for stopping to see my cards today. Make sure to visit the Bella Blvd blog for more inspiration.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Card sketch | Bella Blvd

Some of the gals on the Bella Blvd team have made cards using this sketch. These are the two cards I made using Star Student and Simply Spring from the new collections just released.


Sometimes a pat on the back just won't do! Surprise your little champ with a card in their lunch box or book bag for a job well done. I flipped the sketch on its side for this card.

Supplies: Star Student (Pattern paper: Star Student Borders, Geek Chic), Treasures & Text 

This card is more like the sketch than the first one, but I swapped out the pennant for the little picture squares. Little enamel dots help finish off the border.

Supplies: Simply Spring (Pattern paper: Spring Patchwork, Simply Spring Daily Details), Treasures & Text; Enamel Dots (Milk White) 

Stop by the Bella Blvd blog to see what the other gals made!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Study on | Bella Blvd

I love the new Star Student collection from Bella Blvd. It is the perfect mix of smart and sassy — just what I need for documenting my son's journey. The imagery in the collection is also amazing for cards.

How cute is this Geek Chic pattern paper?! I can think of a dozen ways to use this.

For graduation, a reward for a grade well-earned, or to celebrate a milestone, this collection will make it easy to whip up a fun card.

Supplies: Star Student (Pattern paper: Geek Chic, Star Student Daily Details), Trinkets

Check out more inspiration today on the Bella Blvd blog.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Glitter trend | Bella Blvd

Who doesn't love a nice splash of glitter? I know I do! Especially on cards — it adds a little extra effort and makes the recipient feel special and loved. 

Some of us on the Bella Blvd creative team are exploring glitter today on the blog. Here are the two cards I made to highlight glitter on cards.

I love the idea of using glitter on only a single part of a larger pattern. For this card, I used gold glitter on a rain cloud to juxtapose the rainy scene with a bright moment. This is a great way to send a smile or hopeful wish to someone who is having a hard time.

Supplies: Simply Spring (Pattern paper: Eggstravaganza, Dancing in the Rain); Color Chaos (Pattern paper: Scallop Strandz)

The starry night scene on this fun pattern paper was just begging for glitter on the stars. It makes them twinkle and gives a subtle little shimmer to the overall card. 

Supplies: Camp Out (Pattern paper: Under the Stars, Camp Out Borders), Chipboard Icons, Trinkets; Star Student (Pattern paper: Brainiac); Color Chaos (Pattern paper: Pickle Juice Strandz) 

Stop by the Bella Blvd blog for more glitter inspiration!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February sketch challenge | Scrapbook Circle

February has run away from me already! Two Fridays ago I shared on the Scrapbook Circle blog this latest sketch challenge. I just got around to working with it myself this past weekend. 

Here's the layout that I made using the February "Today is Beautiful" kit and this month's sketch.


As you can see, the kit is great for Valentine's documenting — nice florals, glitter and heart patterns fill this kit.

You can win a Dear Lizzy Serendipity/WeRMemory Keepers prize pack if you play along with us. You have until Feb 24th to join in. Read more about the challenge and share your project here on the Scrapbook Circle blog.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Third grade | Bella Blvd

On the Bella Blvd blog, some us us on the creative team are just starting to dig into all of the amazing goodness. Today I'm sharing more of my favorite pieces from the new collections just debuted at CHA by Bella Blvd.

Here is a layout I made featuring the Star Student collection.

I just love the bold patterns and colors in the Star Student collection for my son's school layouts. The fun glasses and doodles give the page a trendy geek vibe — and I love it!

The Enamel DooDads have been a great addition to the Bella Blvd collections. These black stars are some of my favorites in the collection.

Supplies: Star Student (Pattern paper: Art Journal, Geek Chic) Treasures & Text Stickers, Trinkets; Color Chaos (Pattern paper: Peep Strandz); Enamel DooDads (Oreo Black)