Friday, April 19, 2019

LIfe is good cards - Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!
So I made some cards with the Home sweet home collection to share with you today, and I lost them!!! I'm in the process of moving and have other people helping me and someone packed my scrappy goodness! So I was frantically going threw boxes trying to find them and I finally did!!
I have to say I'm not a huge card maker, so most of mine are pretty simple, but I still think there pretty. I actually made them for people that have been helping me fix up my new house and helping me move in. That made it much easier for me to make them too.
I made all three of these out of one sheet of paper and some of the embellishment that go along with the Home sweet home collection, with a few heart hugs added in.
I started with this card, I loved the teal color so I chose that as my background. It actually said Friends are our chosen family, but I covered that up with the opposite side of the patterned paper. I grabbed both the ephemera words and the ephemera icons, pilled out the hearts and layered them on. I ruffled up the edge of the paper the hearts were on, drew some lines to make it look like stitching and then grabbed that AMAZING rainbow washi tape and added some to the top and bottom of the card for some more color and moved on to my next card.
I added lines to the edge of this card as well, kinda wanted to keep that theme going since I had already started it on the other card. I loved the little houses and because I'm giving these to people that have been helping me in my move, I thought they were great. I covered the words on the card with a cute scalloped sticker from the Doohicky sticker sheet, and I love that, Doohicky :), and then added the together is our favorite place to be sticker and ruffled those edges up as well.

  I thought the trees on here were already cute, but wanted to add some of the mini heart hugs and the regular heart hugs, so I layered two of the hearts, after peeling the sentiments off, and turned them in to some trees and added some of the enamel dots to the other tree for some more color.
Then onto my last card for this week. I layered some of the papers together, I love all of  the patterns in this collection so much by the way and I hope you do too!! There so bright and playful so are some many of the other new collection!!

After layering the papers I pulled some of the houses out of the ephemera icons and the ciao chip icons, wanted to keep with the house theme and hearts. So I added two of the houses, one was a chipboard piece, a little dimension, and  ephemera piece. I found the so thankful piece in the ephemera words and cut the ends to look like pennants, popped it up on some foam adhesive. Layered two hearts behind it, I loved that the yellow heart had a little heart on it too, made it feel like I was adding a third heart. I stuck them down and started to ruffle up the edges like I did on the other cards and added the lines to look like stitching and was done, nothing left to do but add my writing on the inside and send them to the people I made them for! 
Thanks for stopping by yo see what I came up with today. If cards aren't really your thing, try to push yourself and see what you can come up with, even if there something easy like this. There still hand made and the people that receive them will love them and know you took the time to make it just for them!
Home Sweet Home Collection: Daily Details patterned paper, Ephemera words, Ephemera Icons, Ciao Chip Icons, Doohicky sticker sheet
Designer washi tape: Raindow
Mini Heart Hugs: Sentiments
Heart Hugs: Sunshine


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Quarterback-20 min challenge! / Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! 
I'm excited this morning with the assignment I have today. My assignment was to make a layout in no more then 20 minutes and I did that. I gathered everything I wanted to use, sat down and set my timer. I have to say that I love challenges of all kinds, I set myself another one to go along with this challenge. I guess know I only had 20 minutes, setting specific colors also made it easier for me lol.
I started my layout with white cardstock, I had picked my picture already, so I mated it, added a few layers. I got stuck a bit at this point, I wanted to sew some circles on the background, but that would take to much time, so instead I drew circles in black and grey on the background. Then I had a place for all my embellishments to go.

 I pulled stickers from the football collection and placed them around the circles, pulled out the cute little puffy start stickers and placed them here and there. I played with everything, moving stickers around, until I was happy with where everything was. Popped some of them up on 3d adhesive and left the rest flat.

I added my title, coming off the left hand side of the photo, tucked a few pieces of ephemera under layers, then decided that I wanted something else for the white cardstock to sit on, so I trimmed it down, matted it on a pieces of patterned paper from the Football collection, ruffed up the edges and was done in 18 minutes and 24 seconds.
I hope you like this layout and maybe even play along and see what you can do in just 20 minutes too!!
Football Collection: Boarders&Details, Fundamentals, Ephemera
Oh my stars Collection: Fundamentals
Puffy Star Stickers: Pickle Juice mix, Oreo Black, Milk White, McIntosh Mix
Word Salad cardstock stickers 

That sweet face / Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!!
I'm back this morning to share a new layout playing with a mix of Bella products. This week my prompt was to pick three or more collections and use them on one layout. I think I did that! lol
I went into my scrappy room, sat on the floor and pulled a bunch of the Bella collections I have out around me. I chose my first paper, it was the multi colored one from the Oh my stars collection, I used to mat my photo strop on. Once I got that one, I pulled a bunch of papers and embellishments that matched it and went to town adding layers behind my photo and to add some texture I used a punch too.

I played with a lot of different papers for my layers and different collections, but I kept switching them out until I finally got a happy bunch of layers. I popped them up on some 3d foam adhesive and put my photos and layers right in the center of my layout. I figured this would give me a center, a focal point. Once I had that down I went in and added some circles I had punched out for another project I had done, I had left overs and they worked great here so I added them in, above and below my photos.

I liked the circles, but wanted more there, so I pulled some of the ephemera packs and sticker sheets and started to go threw them. I layered some of the stickers with embellishments and put them in and around the circles, them I popped some of them in with my photo mats and kept going. At one point I thought maybe this was to much, but nope I kept going lol.
I pulled out some of the gorgeous puffy hearts and added them in here and there, finished off my title with some of them wonky alphas and decided that I wanted some more purple in my layout. So I grabbed my punch again, cut off about a half an inch and then punched the entire length of my layout and added another purple tone on tone and popped in a few more stickers and tabs and felt done with this layout. I was really happy with the way this turned out and I hope you decided to have some fun with your collections, mix it up a little and play with multiple together too and see what you come up with!

Oh my stars collection: Plum Stars, Fundamentals
Sweet&Spooky Collection: Night garden, Ephemera pack, Ephemera word pack
All people all nations collection: Boarders and 3x4 cards
Addison collection: Tabbies
Alex Collection: Tabbies
Wish Big Collection: Daily details, Ephemera word pack
Puffy Hearts: Ice mix, Pickle Juice, Milk white, Orange mix
Wonky alpha puffy stickers: Oreo black
Word Salad booklet

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A lovely reminder - Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone! 
Back again with a new layout in a spring theme for Bella Blvd.

I really had fun with this layout. I did a lot of fussy cutting with papers from the Island escape collection, I mean really how can you not? The flowers are just so pretty!! 

I started my layout by choosing a bright background and pulling out the Illustrated faith acrylic paints and dry brushing some of the white across the background. I wanted a little separation from all the flowers I knew I was going to add to the layout.

I pulled out the beautiful floral paper from the Island escape and started to fussy cut all the pretties. Once I had a the flowers out I started to lay them across the page on a diagonal. Once I had all the flowers lightly placed down, I added a few layers behind my photo and sat it where I wanted and then moved on to working on my title. I knew I was going to have a large title because I had picked it out before I even started my layout, lol. I knew what picture I was using and it was this one of my youngest daughter sitting in our front yard, enjoying the nice warm spring weather last year.
I was looking at this photo and looking at my daughter now and how much she had changed, I wanted to make sure I documented the little moments, she has grown so much, the beautiful changes that have happened, so when I found this title, I was like oh yeah this is perfect! lol

After adding my long title, I went back in and wanted to add some more texture to my layout so I popped some of the flowers up and adding some messy thread clusters here and there. I have a thing for the enamel dots that come along with the heart hugs, so I grabbed some of those in white and added them around my layout as well.

I was really, really happy with the way this layout turned out. The bright colors were fantastic and the flowers were great with the spring theme. I didn't want to take the chance of messing my layout up by writing on it so I flipped it over and added some of my journaling to the back of my layout. After I added my journaling on the back I flipped it back over and thought it could use a bit more, so I roughed up the bottom and top and added a little pop of a patterned paper that was in the same pink as in the flowers and tucked a few of those in there too and was done! 
I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope you come back and check out what else I create!

Island escape collection: ephemera, Sticky Mix cardstock stickers, Moonlit kisses paper 
Wish Big Collection: Boarders paper, Lets celebrate paper, Party animal paper
Heart Hugs: Black&White
Ciao Chips Hello there
Illustrated Faith: Acrylic paint Shanna's favorites, Homespun Hey Sugar Sugar cardstock stickers, One in a million cardstock stickers

Monday, March 4, 2019

Adventure / Stash Scrappin

Good morning everyone!! Im here this morning sharing a stash scrap that I did.
I recently made another layout with a circle cut out of my cardstock for Bella Blvd and I found this piece of cardstock that I had cut an ever larger circle out out and decided to use it too.

 I knew with this layout I wanted the majority of the color to be with mats and leaves behind my photos, so I pulled papers from my 6x6 paper pad that were all on the lighter side. I used four different patterned papers to fill in the circle. Once I had this done, I decided before I adhered the cardstock to the pattern papers I wanted to pull out some of my Shimmers and add them on the white Cardstock, but I still wanted to keep it light and not to busy.

 While the Shimmerz were drying I decided how I wanted my photos and then started layering my papers behind them. I had already chose some of my papers and cut leaves out of them on my silhouette, so once my I adhered my cardstock to the four patterned papers for the inside of the circle I laid my photos and there mats where I wanted and started tucking leaves in here and there. 

I went back and dug in my stash and found a few little wood pieces from another collection and since they were fall themed and the colors went along with my collection, I popped a few on here and there. I liked that they added a little shine with the epoxy part in the center and the fact that it added a little more dimension.
I finished my layout after tucking a few more leaves and pumpkins tucked around. I was actually really happy with the way this layout turned out, I love all the light colors, then the bright colors behind my photos and the pops of leave!
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out what I had up today and I hope you come back again soon!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cute Girl - Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone! 
This week were playing with the cute little felt Pennants that Bella makes. I think these are fun to play with and add some texture to your layouts.

I had my pictures picked out and printed in a photo strip, then went threw all the pennants I had and pulled all the ones I wanted to use with these picture of my sweet little niece. Once I knew what pennants I was going to use, it made it really easy for me to go threw the different collections and pull papers in those colors. Once I had pulled papers from different collections, I cut four different circles out of four different papers and at different sizes so I could layer them.

 I adhered my circle layers down and placed them in the middle of my layout, laid my photos on top of them and grabbed my pennants. I placed them on the sides of my photo strip and thought it needed something more. Then I remembered the wooden sticks that came with the pennants and pulled them out. I laid them ad different places on my layout behind where my photos would be. I moved them around a few times, but thought I liked where they were so I checked with my photos and was happy. I glued them down, added a white mat to my photo and then went to added the pennants. Since the wooden sticks added some dimension, I added a little bit of foam adhesive to the parts of the pennants that hung off the sides.

  I decided that I wanted more circles on my layout, So I grabbed my circle punches and went to popping out circles of different patterns. You cant see it to much on this layout, but the smallest layer in the layered circles is the one with what looks like white diamonds on it, so I punched a few of those out in the white paper I had already used and in the black paper that had the same pattern.I placed the punched circles around the layout till I was happy and liked how it looked. Once I did this, I decided I wanted to pull that black diamond paper in, so I added a strip to the top and bottom of my layout. I ruffled up the edges of my papers, I'm really liking this right now lol. I added a few of the cute word salad stickers here and there, grabbed some sequins from my stash and finished the layout off with a little bit of shine!
I hope you enjoyed this layout and hope you stop back by to see what else I do!
 Pennants: Shapes, Island Escape, Love, Mom Life, Girl
Wish Big Collection: Party Animal, Cakes&Crowns, Birthday Song
Mom Life Collection: Jammies All Day, Exclusive Collection Kit Bonus pattern
Word Salad cardstock sticker booklet

Friday, February 1, 2019

Cutie pie Honey bunch- Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah back this morning to share a simple layout of a few of my littles with you. This week at Bella were using the Heart Hugs, I love these!!
They add dimension, texture and not to mention there so cute!!
I had a small picture of three of my little  cuddling on the couch one day, there being sweet and not bugging each other, so I had to get this pic!! lol. I wanted something simple, but to be able to add a lot of color. I chose a few papers from the Plaids and Dotty collection, I cut the grey dot down and placed a 4 inch piece on the side of my white cardstock, so this left me a focal point in the center of my layout.
I started with the layers behind my photo, I love layers, but this also helped me when it came to time to put my Heart Hugs down, kept me to certain  colors.
I added little bits and pieces from different collection in my layers, Oh my Stars, Alex and Plaids and Dotty. And then I pulled out all the pretty packages of these hearts!!
  Some of the Heart hugs have words on them and little bitty rhinestones, I love them, but I decided to remove some of the little sayings and words and just add the cute little textured hearts. I didn't add them in any particular order, I just put them down where I thought they looked good. I added a boarder sticker in black and white dots coming from the top and bottom of the layout just for a little more focus and that finished it for me.

Heart Hugs: Pretty in Pink, Rainy Day, Black and White, Sunshine, Earth, Halloween
Mini Heart Hugs: Sentiments, Thank you
Plaid and Dotty Collection: Scallop, Ice
Oh my star collection: 4x6 paper pad, Fundamentals, Tabbies
Alex Collection: Tabbies