Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bella Blvd Tutorial - Herringbone background

I've been busy the last couple weeks with tutorials and have one super easy one to share with you that I did for Bella Blvd this month.

Here is the page I created... can you guess what the tutorial is on?

I was inspired by one of the papers in the new Family Forever line by Bella Blvd and wanted to create a herringbone type of pattern. I made it super simple, but now, I want to complicate it and do it all over again! That happens to me a lot.

Here are a couple closeups of my page:

I handcut out some words from some Bella Blvd papers for my title, just as the talented Stephanie Buice did in one of her recent Bella blvd layouts.

I hope you will stop by the Bella Blvd blog and let me know what you thought of the tutorial...See the video tutorial click HERE

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Bella Blvd collections!

Bella Blvd. is releasing 3 new mid-season mini releases this week and the first 2 are up on the blog for you to see! Each collection features new double sided papers and co-ordinating sticker sheets!

First up is Summer Squeeze 

There are so many bright and summery colours and patterns with a trendy pop of black!!!

Next up is Scattered Sprinkles

Who doesn't love a good polka dot pattern right! I think this one is my new Bella Blvd fave.

Now for the happy news - you have a chance to win each collection before you can buy it!

Head over to the Bella Blvd blog HERE for all the details. GOOD LUCK!! I will be back tomorrow with the last of the 3 mini releases!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The new Bella Blvd Buzz Newsletter is out

2 posts in one day?? I know right... well I am back with good reason...The newest Bella Buzz newsletter is out now by Bella Blvd and I was happy to be asked to contribute a page this round.

Becki Adams and I were challenged to create a Spring themed page, using the new Lucky Starz collection and 3 different coloured Bella Blvd feathers.

Challenge accepted

Truth is, as soon as I saw the word "spring" I had an idea and then the idea popped in my head on how to use the different feathers in a unique way.

I also added some Bella Blvd stickers with a little clothespin and tons of strips of Lucky Stars paper in a rainbow pattern. I may have gone overboard with all those stars. In hindsight, I should have varied the patterns as there are some awesome B-sides that would have worked great. Oh well!

Here is my final page, I think it's pretty darn springy. I love all the bright rainbow colors in the Lucky Starz line!!

To sign up for the Bella Buzz newsletter - head over to the Bella Blvd blog or click HERE

I have a secret and I can share it !

I am super excited to share a secret I have had for a little while now ... I have been asked to join the DT for Cocoa Daisy kit club!<

I fell in love with the kit and add on options when guest designing in April so I am very excited to be joining the team now !!

I have seen the May kit and add-ons and CANNOT wait to get mine... stalking my post man this week!

I'll be back later today with a project share !

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jillibean Soup - Wishing You Joy

Good morning! Just stopping in to quickly share a fun card I made for the Jillibean Soup blog this month.

I started with just some simple white cardstock and a scrap of a leftover white circle Placemat that was in my stash and added lots of fun color by adding some punched circles from some of my favorite Jillibean Soup papers.

I stamped the sentiment before I adhered the Placemat and punched circles, and created a quick pocket out of vellum and sequins, attached to the back of the Placemat. I popped the whole thing up with dimensional foam adhesive for fun.

I love that rainbow houndstooth patterned paper from the Birthday Bisque line and added a small strip along the bottom of the card to tie all the colors together! I hope you like the card :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Q&A time!

I thought it might be fun if I answered a few reader questions instead of always yammering on and on.

So, here is what I need to know: Do you have any questions you want answered?? It can be anything?
Silhouette Cameo related, questions about products, how to use them, ideas? Favorite fonts, sewing tips, inpiration, etc.

Do you have any comments for me about my blog - what you like, don't like to read, etc.

Ask me anything and I will do my best to answer you!

Leave me a comment and I will work your questions, comments into a blog post in the next week ! I will also choose from those who comment to win a RAK from me!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bella Blvd - Brush Script trend!

I spent the weekend at a Scrapbook and Cards Today event here in my city - Crop and Create. It's always tons of fun to help out at the events and getting some down time too to scrap with my friends.

I am up on the Bella Blvd blog today with a layout inspired by one of the newest trends - Brush Script!

I hopped on this project right away, I just love the look of the brush script .. although I am terrified of testing it out in wet medium form.

Here is the page I created for this assignment:

I had this photo printed for a few weeks now. It was a picture I captured in the midst of the parent visit night at dance class. I love the natural pose of Addison showing her "pipes" to her teacher.

It reminds me of her personality so much. If you have ever met my daughter, you would know that this is her. She is a tough cookie- having to boss "the brothers" around constantly had helped her stick up for herself and I think it's great for her self-esteem... something that is so tough for girls. I know this personally.

Instead of using a paint brush and painting on my brush script, I cut it from cardstock using a free cut file I have previously posted (link below). The title is one I found on Pinterest and I think it is just perfect for that photo. I have such a hard time with titles, and so Pinterest is just great for that inspo. sometimes!

Anyway, I added in some of the new Bella Blvd candid cards to layer behind my photo and used tons of the new letter stickers for the rest of my title. I LOVE these alphas and LOVE that font!!! I need a cut file for that ... :)

Here is what the brush script file I created and used on this page looks like:

To download the free cut file - you can do so HERE.

Please stop by the Bella Blog and let me know what you think of this project! I appreciate all your comments :)