Now don't fall over that I'm posting two days in a row, but I had to share another fun thing with you all. A bit ago my sweet friend Laura asked if I would be interested in doing a Guest Designer gig over at the Bella Blvd blog during the month of April. Of course It was a total no-brainer for me as the bright fun colors of Bella Blvd. products truly make me happy!
Supplies: Bella Blvd Sand & Surf Collection, Ciao Chip - Self Adhesive Chipboard - Icons, Alphabet & Bits, 12x12 Cardstock Stickers
I was sent the beautiful Love & Marriage and Sand & Surf collections plus what is quite possibly my new favorite “staples,” the Freestyle Sophisticates line. Truth be told, I immediately gravitated toward Sand & Surf with its cool blues and hot orange and yellows. I *am* the mom of boys, after all! It didn’t take me long once I sat down to do this layout - it practically created itself. I layered way more chipboard onto it than I might usually use but all the pieces were so cute that I couldn’t help myself! I especially love how I was able to take the word “vacation” and with one minor alteration using some orange cardstock I created the word “captain” for my title. The only thing brighter than my little man’s smile here is that fun chipboard sun!
Next I grabbed hold of Love & Marriage. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with all that pink, but I fell.in.Looooove. with the beautiful polka dot paper and I knew something great was going to come out of it. Luckily I had an entire cd of photos from my niece’s recent senior session and it gave me just the right excuse to break them out. This photo captures her inner spirit while the gorgeous papers allow it to shine. I loved using the sticker sheets on this project along with some more of the awesome chipboard shapes. One of my favorite things to do with stickers or chipboard is to chance their size and/or shape like I did here – I split the scalloped piece and used it to perfectly frame the sweet photo.
Supplies: Bella Blvd Love & Marriage Collection, Alphabets & Bits, Cardstock Stickers Miniatures - Wedding Day.
With one more project to do I thought for sure I was going to go back to Sand & Surf, but those sweet polka dots called to me one more time! I had just come back from a trip to Canada for one of the best Crop & Create events yet, and the colors in Love & Marriage were perfect for our color scheme and these happy photos! Again I clipped and snipped some stickers to make them work for me. I have no problem using lines in ways that they were not originally intended. I only find that makes them more versatile and extends their longevity and use in my scrap stash, right? This time the “love” in Love & Marriage was all about my love for what I do and the amazing ladies I get to do it with!
So thank you again to Laura and Stephanie over at Bella for allowing me to work with your gorgeous products! I really had a great time!
That's all for today! I hope it is a great one for you.