Bella Blvd Valentines

Hello!  Happy Friday!!

All this week on the Bella Blvd blog, the design team has been sharing Valentine's Day projects - they like to force us out of comfort zone and have us create something besides layouts and cards!

For my project, I decided to create a cute little group of envelopes with twine enclosures.  They are the perfect size for holding cards and small treats.  They were so much fun to  make and decorate!

I even got to break out my old-school Crop-A-Dile!!

I kept the embellishing on the front fairly simple, but I think that ended up working out okay.

I really hope my people will enjoy getting these!

Doilies: SpiegelMom Scraps, Eyelets: Crop-A-Dile; Twine: My Mind's Eye; Paperclips: Doodlebug Design; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Some PLS Shares

Good morning, all!  I recently realized that I have a few Pretty Little Studio projects that I forgot to share here.

The first one was for the February sketch.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it:

I do love me some grid layouts, so I thought this sketch was a lot of fun to work with.  I used bright colors from the Neapolitan collection to highlight these pool photos - and now I'm ready for Summer!  :)

The second layout was a lot of fun to make.  I punched out circles from patterned paper, vellum and even a bingo card to create this one...it came together very quickly, which is always a bonus!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Layout 1: Cardstock: American Crafts; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

Layout 2: Cardstock: American Crafts; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Staples: Tim Holtz; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Hello 29 || Clique Kits

Hello, all...it's back to the work week routine today - I've got a busy week ahead, so I'm glad I was able to relax a little bit this weekend...and I managed to schedule blog posts for the week...yay!

Last week I had another layout up on the Clique Kits' blog that was made with the February Hot Mess kit.  I decided to make my yearly layout about myself..the colors in this kit were so colorful and the patterns were so fun that I really couldn't resist using it for my "about me" spread:

Seriously, isn't this kit amazing?

That watercolor-looking paper is my fave - I want to hoard ALL of it!! :)

Enjoy your week!!

Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers: Crate Paper; Journaling Card, Sequins: Clique Kits; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Staples: Tim Holtz


Scraplift Saturday | 2.6

Happy, happy weekend!!!  Saturdays are totally my "happy place"...

I have another edition of Scraplift Saturdays for you today.  Last year I made this layout:

I really liked all the layered paper strips and decided that I wanted to mimic that technique again on my new layout:

I made the strips smaller and sprinkled in a few pieces of washi and smaller scraps throughout.

I also love the collection that I used: the 7paper Amelia collection contains my favorite colors: pink, fuchsia and orange with bold black and white patterns.  SO FUN!  And I was lucky enough to grab this Freckled Fawn embellishment kit on sale during some of their Black Friday goodness.  I'm glad that I finally found some time to play with it!

Have you been scraplifting yourself?  If so, I'd love to see - please share a link in the comments!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: 7paper; Washi Tape, Felt Leaves, Wood Veneer, Acetate Circle, Puffy Stickers: Freckled Fawn; Acetate Word, Mist: Heidi Swapp; Alphas Stickers: Teresa Collins


Love || Bella Blvd

Hey, everyone!

I wanted to pop in real fast and share a layout that I had on the Bella Blvd blog this morning.  We were given an image to inspire us and create a layout based off of our inspiration.  Here was the image:

Here is my layout:

So…my inspiration from this image is pretty obvious – I was inspired to make a GIANT “Love” title.  Since the layout is all about love, I figured I should use the love-appropriate Valentina collection.  I also decided to do something new for me and hand-cut the letter outlines.  They’re not perfect and I kind of like that!

I had so much fun making this layout.  And I must say, I totally adore the Valentina collection.  

Thanks for popping in!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Lots'O Mist || Clique Kits

Good morning - happy Saturday!!

I'm on the Clique Kits blog today with my second layout made with the February kit, Hot Mess.  One of the coolest things about this month's kit is that it comes with a mini bottle of Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  Seriously, how cool is that?!?!

I was lucky enough to get the "Butter" bottle in my kit and knew that I wanted the mist to be a main focus of my layout.  I began by punching out some large circles and using them as masks on my cardstock.  I then filled in the circles with patterned paper and embellishments.

Another thing on this layout that I'm kind of proud of?  My hand-cut title!  Every time I've attempted this technique in the past, it has looked like something my two-year old niece created.  By keeping the title simple and combining it with the alphabet stickers, I think it ended up looking half-way decent!

Thanks for stopping by - enjoy the weekend!!

Cardstock: American Crafts; "Today Rocks" Label: Clique Kits; Mist, Date Stamp: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Crate Paper


A Pretty Card for Pretty Little Studio

I can't believe that I made another card!  Cards are not my "thing".  I'm not good at making them and I don't know what to do with them when I'm done!  But sometimes, I just get in the mood to create something besides a layout and a card is born!  :)

For my most recent prompt at Pretty Little Studio, I was given an image and asked to make a project inspired by it.  Here was the image:

I really loved the color scheme going on in the photo and decided that I would make a card with the same color scheme:

I actually think it turned out okay!  It's a little more froo-froo than my  normal style, but it's always good to branch out a bit and experiment!

Do you ever make cards?  Do you enjoy it?

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Die Cuts: Clique Kits, Heidi Swapp, Pretty Little Studio; Staples: Tim Holtz; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps, Pretty Little Studio; Doily, Label, Tab, Vellum: Pretty Little Studio