Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Celebrating my Happy Merry Birthday

My birthday is December 20th and for years I used to wish it wasn't right before Christmas. I'm finally learning to embrace my 'Happy Merry Birthday' and I documented that fact in today's layout. It was so easy mixing the super fun Wish Big Boy collection with the festive Merry Christmas collection! Come take a look!

I first made a base layer with pieces of patterned papers from the Merry Christmas collection. I then embellished my photo with Merry Christmas embellishments, such as the gift die cut and the Christmas tree and candy cane chipboard pieces. I then added the balloon bundle and crown die cut pieces from the Wish Big Boy collection. The only good photo I had from that day was of hubby and I, so I added the crown to myself in the photo to designate that it was my birthday. I guess you could say I was queen for a day then, right? Ha! 

I then added a few of the puffy heart stickers to chipboard and die cut pieces to give them a little extra dimension and color. (I love doing this!) I used the navy blue chipboard 'HAPPY' from the Wish Big Boy collection to start my title. How cute is the blue on blue star pattern on these alphas?!?!

To finish my title, I die cut the word 'Merry' from the Make a Wish paper from the Wish Big Boy collection using my Silhouette Cameo. I then used the Wish Big Boy pennant Ephemera pieces to make a curved banner to complete my fun title. I finished the layout by tucking a couple Wish Big Boy chipboard candles behind the Christmas tree chipboard piece. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some Bella Blvd goodies and document a recent birthday celebration! 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Doodlebug Design French Kiss layout

Love is in the air with Valentine's Day right around the corner and the Doodlebug Design French Kiss collection is perfect for documenting photos of loved ones! The great thing about the French Kiss collection though is that it has so many elements that go beyond just the Valentine's Day theme. I plan on using this collection year round to document the people, things, and even dogs that I love!

Seriously, isn't this Odds & Ends die cut of the gal flying her little pink airplane wearing a beret just the cutest?! I added a couple Ladybug Sprinkles to the front of the plane to add some fun dimension.

I really wanted to use the Eiffel Tower Odds & Ends piece and so the title 'I Love You to the Eiffel Tower and Back' was born. I thought it would be fun to put a new spin on the popular 'I Love You to the Moon and Back' phrase. The Odds & Ends banner piece starts the title. I finished the title using the adorable Swimming Pool colored Abigail Alphabet Stickers and the Ladybug Teensy Type Alphabet Stickers. 

The Odds & Ends pack has so many die cuts, putting together a layered design is fun and easy! A sweet Swimming Pool colored doily anchors this corner design. I used foam adhesive to add dimension to some of the die cuts, like the tower here. I just love layering patterned papers, photos, and die cuts- don't you?! 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the gorgeous French Kiss collection and document some of your favorite people!