Sunday, November 11, 2018

Wake up and be awesome / Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!!
We've had a bunch of strong thunderstorms the last few days, knocking power out and lots of rain, but its also been nice because its kept it cooler and when its in the 100's on a constant, its so nice for it to be cooler!
Well I'm here this morning to share a new layout with you using an older Bella collection, Alex. I love this collection, the colors are so bright and I love the fact that it works so well for my older boys!
I got out the Alex collection and pulled a bunch of things that I wanted to use, so that got my color scheme as well. So once I had those pieces pulled out, I started to lay things around my layout to see where I wanted them. Once I got an idea of where I wanted things, I decided to dip into my stash and grab some of my Shimmerz and play with them on my background to add some more pops of color.
I let all the color dry and decided I wanted to add a little more to my background, so I grabbed my Bella Blvd Elements clear stamps and started stamping away on my background. Once I was happy with it I moved on to putting the rest of my page together.
I started by cutting the Daily Details paper apart for layers behind my photo. I added all my layers, got it just how I wanted it, laid it where I thought I wanted it to go and moved on to playing with the Washi stickers. I pulled the ones I wanted to use and stuck them on some white cardstock and cut around them. I did this so that I could pop some of them up and on dimensional adhesive if I wanted to. I laid them across my layout and stitched threw the ones that were flat to the page to add some more texture and popped the other ones up. 
Once I had my washi strips down and sewn threw, I pulled out some tabbies and designer clips and tucked them in at the top of my photo.
I had everything to the right side of my layout and wanted some more to the left side, so I went back and pulled out the same Shimmerz colors and the stamps and added some to the left of my layout. While while that was drying I grabbed the boarders paper and cut a few strips off and added them to the top and bottom of the layout and sewed thew them. Then went back to adding some of the washi stickers, designer clips and some more stitching. To finish off my layout I went in and pulled out different colored Puffy Star stickers and added them here and there on the layout. I mean those go with any layout!! I love them and the dimension they add to a layout.

Alex collection; Beast Mode paper, Daily Details paper, Boarders paper, Tabbies, Designer Clips, Washi Stickers
Illustrated Faith Elements Clear stamps

Puffy Star Stickers; Orange mix, Blueberry Mix, Milk white

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy days of Summer / Bella Blvd DT

Hello everyone!! Summer is here and I have been having so much fun with my kiddos! We've been outside so much! And you'll see a bit of that fun in this layout.
This week my focus was on the Wonky Alpha stickers, so I decided to make a large title using different colors of them and I love how it turned out! This layout needed a big title and these alphas were perfect for it!!
I started my layout with a white cardstock background, my picture had one of my younger daughters sitting in a doughnut floaty and smiling so big in the water. So I went threw my beautiful stash of Bella goodies and grabbed out one of the newer collections, Island Escape and then an older collection, Addison. I went through and pulled papers and embellishments that complemented eachother and started on my layout. 

I cut a few large rectangles out of pretty patterned papers and placed them to the left side of my layout and placed my photo of my goofy girl the the right of those over lapping some. I added a few paper layers behind my picture on the right and then moved on to adding my title. I grabbed two different colors of the Wonky Alphas and placed my title on the larger rectangle papers.

Once I had the title done, I knew I could start embellishing where I wanted. So I did! lol I grabbed some of the embellishments from the Addison collection, the cute doughnuts and a heart, I thought they looked great since she was sitting on a big ol' doughnut lol. I added some paper strips to the bottom of the layout and one to the top and then started tucking pretty flowers in here and there, paper ones and chipboard. I finished my title off with the word summer from the Chipboard sheet from the Island Escape collection and I was done with this goofy little layout.

Island Escape Collection; Moonlit Kiss paper, Peace&Quiet paper, Pennants, Ephemera pack, Ciao Chips
Addison Collection; Daily Details paper, Borders paper
Wonky Puffy Alpha stickers; Ice, Punch

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mountain Mover / Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone! 
Im here to share a new layout with you that I made using the beautiful All People All Nations collection. I love the color combo in this collection! The bright pinks, teals and yellows and then the navy add in, its just all so beautiful!
I had these two goofy pictures of one of my daughters, she loves to pose and is so quirky, but on top of all of that she is just a bright soul! She is interested in so many things and wants to constantly learn more and more. 
I love the paper that says Hope on it, the florals and colors are amazing so I wanted to use it for the majority of my background and I started knowing that, so I placed it on 3/4 of the layout.
After I got that down, I started with deciding how I wanted my pictures placed and then adding in the layers that I wanted to use. I grabbed the Boarders and 3x4's paper and started to cut it up for layers. I started placing the papers here and there behind my photos and added some of the tip-ins in with the layers. I grabbed a little white envelope from my stash and added it in to the layers too and then grabbed some of the florals from the ephemera pack and popped them in between some of the layers.
Finishing off my layout, I added my title, the beautiful Brushed words and then grabbed the words cardstock sticker booklet and added some of the little sayings around my layout. When I got to this point, I decided that I wanted a little more of a contrast between my background and white cardstock, so from the boarders and 3x4's paper I cut a strip of the navy diagonal strip and added it along the edge if the patterned paper and was done.

All People All Nations Collection: Hope patterned paper, Boarders&3x4's, Shapes Tip-ins, Ephemera Die-Cuts
Basics:Brushed Words Clear Sticker Booklet, Words Cardstock Sticker Booklet

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Baseball and fun / Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!
Back again to share with you a layout I made using the Baseball collection this week.
This layout really didn't go the way I planned, I started my layout with everything going across the middle of the layout, and a whole different picture picked out, but I dropped my phone in water a little over two weeks ago and lost all of my pictures on it!! I was so sad, thats what I get for never backing my photos up anywhere! I will from now on, I promise you that!
Like I said I started my layout with everything towards the top of my layout, going all the way across from side to side. I didn't have my picture printed yet, but knew what size I wanted it to be so I created a layered photo mat, with a little dimension, placed it where I wanted it and went to adding some more color to the sides of my layout.

 I added some brighter pops of color/patterned papers to the sides, I distressed the edges of my of my papers to add a little more dimension to them too. I pulled out the sticker sheet and the ephemera pack and started to tuck things in here and there on my layout, I have a love for all the tabs, as you can probably tell!
I popped a baseball here in there up on some dimensional foam, added a few stars and some more tabs, lol. Along with baseball mitts and then my title. 
Once I had the title on I thought I was going to be done with this layout, but when I looked at it again, I thought there was to much white space at the bottom of my layout. So I decided to add a few uneven paper strips, I used a boarder punch from my stash for one of them. Then went in and tucked another tab and that cute foam finger in. 
At this point I knew I was done and just needed my photo, then that whole thing with my phone happened :(

 Well, I liked my layout so I went in to my pictures and found this picture of my son doing some batting practice. We had went to a local park, his sister was using the tee stand and he was being pitched to. He loves to practice and he loves baseball so I thought the title still worked too.

Baseball collection: 
Patterned papers; Play ball, Boarders&Details, Hit it, America's Pastime, Ephemera pack, Fundamentals
Ciao Chips;Amorie McIntosh 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jumping for joy/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone! Spring has sprung here, well most of the time! lol our weather is being a bit crazy. So I decided to scrap one of my photos from a few years back of my son swimming.
I started with a white back ground, I do that a lot lol. I started pulling some papers from the Oh my Stars collections that made me think of summer, outside and that matched my picture since I had decided to use a colored photo.

This week were focusing on pennants and there are so many that Bella has put out that are great for summer fun that it was so easy to pull a few that went so well with my layout. The colors matched great and the sayings too! lol I went in and started pulling a few that I thought would work and ended up with more then I thought, I ended up cutting it down to what I actually ended up using, I was going to lay them flat on the layout but I started playing with there little sticks and decided I liked out it added some dimension to the layout, so I added them in as well. I laid some of them flat on the layout with there sticks and them popped some of them up with 3D adhesive so I could stagger them down the layout on top of each other.
After adding my layers to the left side of my layout and playing with the pennants, I moved to my photo and adding the layers I wanted behind it. I did chose just one photo for this layout and a colored on at that. I usually go black and white photos, every once in a while you'll catch me using a color photo, like with this layout. I added the few layers and positioned my photo where I wanted it, I grabbed some of the designer clips, paper pieces and a few other things and started playing with them.
I hadn't planned on adding a cluster on the right side of my layout when I started this layout, but I thought there was a little to much white space to the right, so I decided to add another cluster there. I started with layering two pieces of patterned paper that I had already used on the layout and I loved the clouds, so I decided to use some of those as well. I thought they went good with the cloud paper I had used on the opposite side of the layout and kinda brought it all together. I popped some of them up in 3D adhesive to bring some dimension to the right side of the layout too. Then I went in with a few word stickers that I felt went with this layout and that was it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my layout! Please feel free to follow my blog and check me out over on my instagram account too!!

Oh my stars Collection; Ice Stars, Plum Stars, Boarders, Orange Stars, 4x6's, Designer clips, Paper Pieces, Tabbies, Pennants; Summer, Today, Boy
Illustrated Faith Basic words

Monday, April 16, 2018

March Memory planning/Pebbles guest designer

Good morning everyone, Sarah here this morning and so excited to be guest designing for Pebbles and working with there new collection Patio Party!! This collection is full of beautiful florals and other patterns, it gives you so many options of things to do!! Cards, layouts, planner spreads and memory planning is what I am sharing with you today!
I am sharing my memory planning for the month of March!

I started out my month by writing a list of things that I needed to get done and a few ideas of things that I wanted to do but weren't at the top of my list. Then I went for the fun stuff! I pulled out all the pretties that Pebbles sent me and started to play!
​I went threw and grabbed some of my favorite papers,embellishments and started to add them in my planner . I used some wood grain washi from my stash and covered the separating lines in my planner to make them a color I wanted and to add just a little more to my weekly spreads.

​This month my family has quite a few birthdays so I wanted to make sure they were all documented too! I added in some of the cut aparts with washi so that I had places to journal about things that went on whith the bday parties and what we were all doing. My mom was in Florida for her birthday, so I thought it would be a great time to add the cute flamingos in too!!

​My last week of march was almost finished, when my youngest daughter, shes a year and a half old, decided to add her own touch in on my planner! I thought about covering everything up, but I decided that it was ok, I could leave it in there and make sure I journal about what my little goof did.  I kinda think its fun to know I can look back and see what she did later and the journaling to go along with it.
Well I very much appreciate being able to share my memory planning with you and I hope you enjoyed it as well!! 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Hey Girl Hey, water color fun/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!!
 I'm here this morning to share with you a fun little mixed media project I made with Bella Blvd/Illustrated Faith water colors. These paints are beautiful and easy to work with, the colors blend so well and the colors are so bright!
I started my project with a circle cork wall hanging, I covered it in white acrylic paint, once that dried I used a stencil from my stash and some modeling paste and added some little doilies around the circle.
I let the doilies dry and pulled out Shanna's Favorites acrylic paints. I spritzed the whole thing with water, I grabbed the pretty, pretty pink and started adding it here and there on the cork circle, spritzing more water over the paint and tilting it here and there and letting the water run and drag the color over more parts. I went threw and did this with the dark blue and the teal as well. I loved watching it blend between the colors, blending some places into purple and bringing out the doilies on the background. 
After letting the the cork circle dry, I pulled out All people All Nations and started layering pretty papers behind my photo and fussy cutting some flowers and leaves out of one of the papers and layered them in as well. I pulled bits and pieces from the ephemera pack and shapes. I used those to create my title on the right side of my photo and then moved on to the last bit of embellishing.
I pulled out the Basic words and added a few below my photo and to the left and then went in for the Hey Sugar,Sugar epoxy stickers. I love these and I keep reaching for them on all kinds of different projects! But I added these little beauties in a few spots and loved the pop of white and was happy.  

Illustrated Faith: Studio Acrylics Shanna's Favorites, Water colors Shanna's Favorites, All People All Nations collection; Hope, Boarders&3x4's, My Foundation, Ephemera, Shapes, Epoxy Stickers;Hey Sugar,Sugar, Basics-Words, Make your mark collection;Real Deal

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Awesome kid/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! I'm sharing my first layout made with the new Bug Explorer collection!! I love this collection, and yeah I know I say it about all of them, but oh many are they all so beautiful and fun to play with!
I went threw the collection and pulled papers I thought would look good with my photo and decided to go with a less busy background, but a patterned one. Once I decided on that, I pulled the daily details paper and cut a bunch of the cards apart and started layering them behind my photo.
Once I got the layers the way I wanted them, I started to play with a few of the papers I had pulled from the collection. I love all the patterns and wanted to add some more color to the right side, so I decided to add a few strips and distress the edges and went back and distressed the edges of my layers too. Once I had my papers down the side I knew right where I wanted my picture. 
Ok, so y'all have seen the new acrylic words right? And pennants?? Well I love them all!! So I pulled the word Awesome, then dug threw all my pennants and found the one I chose to use, it actually said Kids, but I decided to pull of the "s" and just make it kid. So I used the combo of those two for my title. I pulled a mixture of leaves from the ephemera pack and the chipboard pieces and added them around my photo and tucked my pennant under some of those and added the cute little sun and cloud piece up by my title.
Finishing off my layout, I decided to grab a few stickers from the sticker sheet and then go into my Bella goodies and grab some of the Illustrated Faith hexie epoxy stickers and add them around the layout, they add a new shape and I love the pop of color it adds!
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out the layout I made today and make sure to come back!!
Bug Explorer Collection: Exclusive collection kit bonus pattern, Daily Details, Catchers, Wiggle Wiggle, Boarders, Ciao Chips Icons, Ephemera, Cardstock stickers
Pennants;Family, Acrylic word; Awesome
Illustrated Faith;apple of my eye mix, mini hexies

Friday, March 9, 2018

Vacay relaxation/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!! I am having fun playing with the new Island escape collection from Bella Blvd!! This collection has so much to it! You can go big and floral or minimal like I did with this layout, but it still has beautiful bright colors and make everything pop!!
I wanted to have my picture to stand out, I rarely use a colored photo, but this picture of the sky was so beautiful and I enjoyed the day so much that I really wanted to keep it in color and remember the beauty of the day. I was laying on the deck of a boat, sun bathing, soaking it all in and decided I wanted to snap a picture of the beautiful sky, so I did. And this whole collection made it all come together!
I started with my photo, no mat on this one, but started pulling patterned papers and layering them behind my photo. I love the Daily details paper, you can use the pretty patterned paper on one side or you can cut all the different pieces apart on the other side and use them for titles or great layers! And that is what I did here! I did my layers and then pulled a doily from my stash and tucked it into my layers and behind my title card.

With my picture being of what its of, I knew I wanted to use the waves from the Ciao Chips, so I made sure to add those in, then moved to cutting and ripping a few layers from different papers and layering them at the bottom of my layout to pull some color down to the bottom to. I pulled a few pieces from the Ciao chips and tucked them into the layers at the bottom and added the banana at the top of my photo to add a little more yellow there. 
I found the Float along sticker tab and popped it in at the bottom too, I thought it was appropriate, lol. I wanted more color, so I grabbed my Mini Hexies epoxy stickers and added them in here and there around the layout. I added my journaling to the bottom right of my photo to remember the day and decided to add a little more color, so I added a few teal splatters and was done.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this layout! I hope you get your hands on this collection and enjoy all of it!!

Island Escape collection, Peace&Quiet, Tropical Bliss, Daily Details, Boarders, Sticky mix Cardstock stickers, Ciao Chips Icons
Illustrated Faith; Mini Hexies epoxy stickers, Oh my heavens, Bananas for you, Bless her heart

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

My Hero/Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone! Sarah here to day to share a simple layout about my dad with you, using the new Dad style collection.
 I love this collection and there are so many things that can be done with it, but I chose to so a simple and clean layout this time around about my dad saving an eagle when I was younger.I wanted my photo to be the focal point. When I started my layout I chose to pull a few papers and layer them behind my picture. I also knew going into this that I wanted to use the My Hero from the Daily Details paper as my title so I had placed that to the left of my photo and its layers.

After I had my photo and title square down, I added a few strips of pattern paper to the top and bottom of the layout, roughing up the edges as I went, I love the little bit of texture that this adds to a layout,especially a simple one. Once I had the paper added to the top and bottom, I moved back in to embellishing.

I used a few of my circle punches from my stash and punched out different sized and patterned circles and popped them down here and there on my layout. I love using messy splatters usually, but I wanted more color added to this layout with it being so simple and I wanted to have control over there the circles went all together. After I had placed them, I pulled out my sticker sheet and added the man circle sticker with the mustache and the legendary sticker. When I added the legendary sticker I added a paper strep with it. I added some of the little circles onto the My Hero card Id chosen to use for my title, along with the protector sticker there as well. 
I thought all the little stickers and title I chose to use went well with this photo and added my journaling on the back of my layout. I always remember my dad being a protector when I was growing up and when he saved this eagle, to me he was my hero, I loved hoe compassionate he was. The eagle had flown into a power pole and got its talon stuck in it wing, my dad had manage to keep the eagle calm and get his talon out of his wing while he waited for animal control got there. I just remembering watching him and think how amazing he was for how he handled the situation and I loved the fact that I finally did a layout about it!

Dad Style collection, exclusive collection kit bonus pattern paper, Boarders, Story teller, Daily details, Dressed to impress, Cardstock stickers, ephemera pack

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Right here/Pretty Little Studio DT

Good morning everyone!!
Sarah here this morning to share a new layout with you using the XOXO Collection. I have to say that I really do love this collection! The colors are beautiful and all the pretty patterns! So many pretty bits and pieces, you can layer so much and I did a little layering of pieces in this layout.
I started out by picking out my picture and then pulling one of my favorite 8x8 patterned papers from the paper pack and adhered it to the bottom center of the page. I added a small blue photo mat around my photo and then place it at the top middle of the 8x8 paper that I had already placed down.
I liked my photo where I placed it, so I grabbed a few die-cut labels and bits and added them to the left side of my photo, tucking them under, behind and on top of it.
After I got that little bit of layering done, I jumped down to the bottom of the layout and pulled out a bunch of the die-cut circles and labels and started to lay them in a grid like design. Once I got them where I wanted them, I adhered them down and pulled out my flair buttons from the collection and picked three, and oh man was that hard cause I wanted to use them all!! lol.
Once I chose the three I was going to use, I pulled some black thread from my stash and made some little messy thread nests to go behind the flair buttons and glued them down. I went back and ruffled up the edges of the circles and papers behind my photo to add a little more dimension to my layout and then splattered a little bit of my shimmerz at the top to finish it off.
Thanks so much for checking out my layout and make sure to head to the shop and check out all the pretty new things coming in!

Pretty Little Studio Products used: