Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Hello Friends! Today I have a bold and bright share using the Bella Blvd Addison collection.
I created this layout with the idea of using all or most of my leftover scraps pieces that were sitting on my desk. The Addison collection is such a happy grouping of patterns and colours that I knew I wanted to use it in a celebratory way.
My daughter has recently passed her Learner's driving test which is quite a big deal for her! And I love that in this collection there was a die cut key!
I kept the photo black and white to allow the patterned paper to have a starring role. The strips of paper were also shaped to represent a city skyline with varying heights to create interest.
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd Addison; Alphas - Bella Blvd; embellishments - Bella Blvd: puffy stickers, paper pieces, stickers. other - staples, typewriter, paint.
The rest of the leftover paper strips have been layered with fussy cut images, stickers, puffy hearts or die cut paper pieces. My journaling was simply stapled to the bottom of the page and a few drops of paint complete the look of my layout. I am so glad to have now documented this milestone! Thanks so much for visiting..x
Monday, August 14, 2017
Hello Friends! Today I want to share some project life filler cards created using designer tape as my inspiration.
There's a brand new collection of Designer Tapes designed by the amazing people over at Bella Blvd. The patterns and colours are simple divine!!!
Card 1 | Designer Tape Feather
My first filler card has been styled using a washi/designer tape feather. Using a piece of florist wire, overlap the designer tape and then trim it until it resembles a feather shape. Notch a few triangles from the long edges to give it a fringe look. Adhere to the filler card using wet adhesive.
Card 2 | Punched Shapes
Using white leftover cardstock, punch your shape. I am using circles. Punch a second shape in a coordinating patterned paper to match the designer tape you wish to use. Add the designer tape to one half of the cardstock shape. Trim to match the shape of the punch. With the patterned paper shape, cut in half and adhere to the blank space of the cardstock. To complete the embellishment, add a chipboard icon to the middle of your punched out shape. Add the designer tape embellishment to your project life filler card.
Card 3 | Stamps + Designer Tape
Trim white cardstock to project life filler card size. Add designer tape to the lower edge of the cardstock and add stitching for extra effect. Using a stamp, add a simple sentiment above the designer tape lines. To complete the card, add a few enamel hearts to the top row of designer tape.
Each type of card can be create using a variant on the methods above. Try wrapping a chipboard pieces in designer tape or adding the tape vertically rather than horizontal.
Don't forget to check out all the new patterned designer tapes now available through Bella Blvd.
Thanks for visiting..x
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Hi Everyone! Today I want to share a project that I featured over on my Instagram for Bella Blvd. It's a mini album created using the Secrets of the Sea Boy collection. I love this 4x4 mini album size, as I can slip my Instagram photos straight in with minimal fuss!
I found my album's title quote on Pinterest and I think it suits this project perfectly!
"Bare Feet & Salty Hair"
products used: mini album - We R Memory Keepers 4x4 (black); pp - Bella Blvd (Secrets of the Sea Boy); alpha - Bella Blvd: Secrets of the Sea Boy Fundamentals; embellishments - Bella Blvd: Secrets of the Sea Boy Designer clips, paper pieces, puffy icon stickers; other - cardstock, machine stitching, typewriter.
Each 4x4 Instagram photo was mounted onto patterned paper and off set on the opposite page insert with a die cut paper piece, puffy sticker icon or a few notes of journaling.
Some of my photos were posed but most of them are a capture of our family holiday in-the-moment snapshots.
The Bella Blvd Secret of the Sea boy collection was simply ideal for documenting our Summer holiday. I hope I have inspired you to also create a project using this collection the next time you pull out beach photos to scrap! Thanks so much for visiting..x
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Hey there friends! I'm just trying to get this blog up and running once again! Life keeps interfering and it is a struggle to even get to the computer at times! LOL! But here I am, starting over. Again. :)
Today I have a share using the Pebbles Inc Heart of Home collection. I think I fell in love withthese patterned papers, almost instantly! *sigh*
My first project was to create a layout featuring my crazy kids!
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Pebbles Inc Heart of Home; embellishments - Pebbles Inc Heart of Home label stickers; enamel dots. other - machine stitching, typewriter.
The flowers were all fussy cut and adhered to allow the edges to lift from the page.
Machine stitching added an extra detail while the gold foil labels help to draw the eye across my layout.
You can see more details and read about my thought process to creating this layout on the Pebbles blog, here. Thank you for visiting..x
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a Pinterest Inspired creation combined with the gorgeous new Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea collection!
I was looking through Pinterest and I came across this cute mermaid graphic..
I was inspired not only by the simple silhouette design but by the curve of the text as well.
Here's what I came up with.
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp -Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea Girl 6x8 Mini Paper Pad; Alphas - Bella Blvd: Wonky Alpha Puffy Sticker, Tiny Text Alpha Stickers; Embellishments - Bella Blvd: Puffy Icon Stickers (Secrets of the Sea Girl), Designer Clips (Secrets of the Sea Girl); IF Enamel Hearts; other - sequins.
These cards will be perfect to share with my mermaid loving nieces on their next birthday! Thanks for visiting today..x
Friday, May 12, 2017
Hey Friends!! Today I am sharing my step by step process for creating the paper crowns I made using the new Bella Blvd Popsicles and Pandas Collection.
It was a really simple process of folding paper squares from your favourite patterned paper collection.
Start by gathering your supplies and tools.
Supplies | Popsicles & Pandas: Paper: Picnic, Daily Details, Oh Summer!, Popsicle Party, Paper Pieces; IF Enamel Hearts: Hey Sugar Sugar; Enamel Dots: Punch.
Tools | metal dies: flower and leaf; hot glue gun; bone folder/scorer.
Cut out several flower shapes from metal dies or electronic die cutting machine. I have combined two shapes to make one flower. Roll the flower shapes to form the flower and secure carefully with hot glue.
For the smaller pink crown, trim patterned paper into 1" squares. The larger crown is made from 2" squares. Cut/trim enough squares to fit the circumference of your head.
Fold each square neatly on the diagonal to form triangles. Use the scorer for a crisp edge. Link each triangle together by applying hot glue (carefully) to the edge of the inside fold and then slide a second triangle between. Complete the crown by securing the first triangle to the last. Allow the crown to dry.
Add your die cut flowers and any other embellishments.
Complete your gift by wearing it yourself or ceremoniously passing it along to a special mother for Mother's Day! Let's face it mums. We deserve to wear a crown on Mother's Day!! *grin*
Thanks for visiting..x