Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Happy Creamsicle Day cards!

Hello everyone! My latest project was inspired by yesterday's National Creamsicle Day! I knew right away I wanted to make some little 3D creamsicles and they ended up being the perfect size for some summertime cards! And of course I had to use my favorite summer papercrafting collection - Island Escape from Bella Blvd! 

I used the popsicle from the FREE Sun and Fun cut file from the Paper Issues online store to make my little warm weather treats. I first erased the popsicle stick portion of the cut file in my Silhouette software. After the popsicle tops were cut out, I used foam adhesive to adhere them to white cardstock so they would be 3D. I then trimmed little ends off of real popsicle sticks and adhered them to the bottoms. 

I love the way the pink mini polka dot patterned paper looks in popsicle form. It reminds me of a strawberry frozen treat! And these little treasures were SO much fun to make! 

I even made a few extra creamsicles to use as table scatter. I must say, these little embellishments are even cuter in person! 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to create little 3D popsicles for your next project! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Love and Smiles with Bella Blvd!

Good day everyone! I am super excited to be sharing my latest layout with you. I had so much fun mixing up a few Bella Blvd collections. I used the Bella Blvd Mom Life and Island Escape collections along with the Illustrated Faith All People All Nations collection. I love that all of the Bella Blvd collections mix and match so well! 

My main goal was to make a cool focal point with the Bella Blvd Puffy Hearts. And what better way to do that then with a rainbow effect, right?! I first made banner strips from my favorite patterned papers and then cut a slice out of the middle so the puffy hearts would really pop against the white background.

I love all of the floral die cuts in the Illustrated Faith All People All Nations ephemera pack! I finished off my title with an Illustrated Faith word sticker (love) and some Illustrated Faith Homespun alphabet stickers. I love the mix of fonts! 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope I have inspired you to feature puffy heart stickers on your next layout! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Big Bella Blvd Sale!

I am super excited about the Bella Blvd 10th Anniversary sale! I mean who doesn't love a fabulous craft supply sale?!? Here is the link to their online store:  Bella Blvd Store
And remember, the code for 40% off your order is CELEBRATEBELLA. 

Happy shopping everyone! 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fun Mini Album!

Hello everyone! I am super excited to share my latest Bella Blvd creation with you! I love that Bella's collections are always so colorful- and the Bug Explorer collection is no exception! I first started by painting a Maya Road chipboard album with the Illustrated Faith Acrylic Paints. I painted only the edges in the white paint first and let the pages dry. I then painted over the white with the fun acrylic paint colors. I love how the colors pop! 

The cover page actually has a peek through opening in it so you can see the main title on the second page. Isn't the little ant ephemera so cute?

I love all of the insect icons in this collection! This line is great for documenting any kind of outdoor activity. I documented my strawberry picking adventure with my hubby! 

This collection is also great for documenting the super cool moth we had seen that morning while looking for strawberries. 

I had so much fun embellishing the album with all of the spider and insect chipboard and ephemera pieces! I can't pick a favorite bug! 

I love the 'insects you might find on an outdoor adventure' page that I made with the ephemera pieces! That spider is so cute! 

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your next outdoor adventure!


Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Fun with Bella Blvd!

Hello everyone! I can't say enough about the Bella Blvd Island Escape collection! The color palette is gorgeous and the graphics are amazing. I am in total love with this collection! I had a blast using it to document my favorite pair of sunglasses! 

I used the SUPER FUN Sketch Alphabet cut file from the Paper Issues online store for my main title. It is super cool and it is FREE! Be sure to check it out! 

I think all of the fruit graphics and floral printed patterned papers are so cool! 

I also used the fun sun cut file from the Feels Like Summer cut file set from Paper Issues as well. It makes a perfect background for the rest of my layout. I finished off the page with the chipboard 'summer' from the Island Escape chipboard set. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your favorite pair of shades! Stay cool everyone! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Documenting High School Graduation with Bella Blvd!

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing my latest layout using the super fun Bella Blvd Pop Quiz collection. I love that it can be used to document photos of little kids and big kid stuff-like graduation! And I am in love with all of the color in this collection! 

I also used papers from the Bug Explorer and Island Escape collections. I had fun die cutting some books and using the Bella Blvd chipboard words to embellish the spines. This is the cutest Science class book I have ever seen!  

And more fun die cut books! I used the adorable 4 Books cut file from the Silhouette Online Store.

I finished off the page with cute chipboard pieces and a puffy heart. The laptop and the pencil are my favorite! 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your next graduate! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fun with Fruit Ephemera Pieces!

Good day everyone! Today I am excited to share my new favorite layout with you! I used the new Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit collection from Bella Blvd. When I first saw the fruit, I knew it was a fun collection. But after actually working with this collection, I am smitten! Come take a look! 

I had so much fun hand stitching on the ephemera fruit pieces! And I love how cute the Bella Blvd puffy heart is as the peach 'pit'! 

I love all of the tropical colors in this collection. And how cute is that hand stitched apple?!?! 

I used the How Sweet It Is FREE cut file from the Paper Issues store for the title and the watermelon. I love how the title reminds me of watermelons as well! And speaking of watermelons, isn't that die cut watermelon adorable!?

And more hand stitched fruit! I love the dimension the hand stitching adds! 

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you all have enjoyed my latest creation! And I hope I have inspired you to use fruit on your next project!  ;) 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mini Album for Dad!

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun new mini album I created using the cool and funky Bella Blvd Dad Style collection! I had so much fun going through old photos of my dad to use in this album. I thought the old photos would be a perfect match to the vintage vibe of this collection. 

I started by using a Lori Whitlock label cut file I purchased from the Silhouette online store. I first cut out multiple cardstock pages to use as my base. Then I cut out multiple pages from my favorite Dad Style collection patterned papers. 

I love all of the colors in this collection. They are so versatile and great for new or old photos! 

I added some chipboard accents from the Bella Blvd Bug Adventure collection on this page.

Ha! I love this photo of my dad on his Harley and my sister and I on our bikes. I laughed out loud when I found this photo! I dated all of the pages using the adorable Illustrated Faith Homespun number stickers.

I love all of the clock icons in this collection too. They were perfect accents for this album because as I was creating it I realized time goes by way too fast. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your dad this Father's Day!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Bella Blvd Island Escape Layout!

Good day everyone! I am excited to share my latest, and my new favorite, layout with you! When I started working with the Bella Blvd Island Escape collection, I knew it was super adorable. But after using it, I now love it so very much I need to add a lot more of it to my stash! I just love the colors and the summery vibe! And the patterns are gorgeous! 

The dark blue acrylic word adds a super quick and awesome title! And the felt pennant adds some cool texture.

The starfish and shell pieces are die cut using the Sweet Summertime cut files from the Paper Issues online store. And guess what?!?! Those cut files are FREE! Go check it out! I also added a little hand stitching with embroidery floss on one of the journaling cards. Stitching on journaling cards might be my new favorite technique!

The chipboard and stickers are just gorgeous! I love the chipboard florals and I am IN LOVE with the little chipboard waves! Are they not the cutest!?!? 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you have a great day. I hope I have inspired you to document your warm (or hot!) weather pictures! 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Fun Layout using Cut File and Bella Blvd!

Good day everyone! Today I am sharing a fun layout using the amazing Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith All People All Nations collection and a free polka dot cut file from Paper Issues! I absolutely love the artsy vibe and the color combo of the All People All Nations collection! It just might be my new favorite!! 

The cool Ephemera pieces helped this layout come together rather quickly. They are great for page accents and even layout titles!  

I love the journaling shapes as well. They are pretty large, which is great for being able to document all of the details! I accented the layout with adorable coordinating Illustrated Faith enamel hearts! And I just can't get enough of the patterns and the color combo- swoon!

Thanks for joining me today! Be sure to check out the All People All Nations collection for your next project! 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fun Cards with Bella Blvd Pennants!

Good day everyone! Today I am sharing some fun cards featuring Bella Blvd's felt pennants! I love the dimension and texture they add to any project-especially cards! Be sure to check out all of Bella Blvd's pennants because they come in so many more themes than the boy ones featured here!

I first used the Illustrated Faith Acrylic Paints to paint fun and funky backgrounds for my cards. I then layered chipboard pieces, ephemera pieces, and (of course!) the felt pennants over the painted background. I finished them off with the super cool Bella Blvd puffy sticker stars and puffy sticker alphas

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to be creative on your next papercrafting project! 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Bella Blvd Dad Style!!

Good day everyone! For today's project I used the super cool Dad Style collection from Bella Blvd! I made little gift card wallets using a 3D Gift Card Wallet from the Silhouette Design Store. These little holders make great little gifts for Father's Day, birthdays, or just because! 

I also embellished the inside of the wallet with coordinating Dad Style ephemera and stickers. Bella Blvd puffy star stickers add a fun finishing touch! 

Thanks for joining me today everyone! 
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bella Blvd Football collection!

Good morning everyone! Who is super excited about the Super Bowl this weekend? I AM even though my Chicago Bears fell short again I still love to watch the biggest football game of the year! I wanted to wrap up football season with a layout using the super fun Bella Blvd Football collection! I love all of the fun colors and it is great for documenting activities about all your favorite teams! 

I used the coordinating Football alphabet stickers wrapped around a die cut football to make a fun title! This collection is also perfect for documenting kids football games!

And the 'foam finger' die cut and acrylic FOOTBALL word are seriously fun!

I love the texture and dimension that the flag pennants add! 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope everyone has a great day!