Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bella Blvd + Kiwi Lane


We've teamed up with Kiwi Lane Designs, and have been posting our projects all week long over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog. I was sent some border templates, and had fun pairing them up with the new Tiny Tots, and Christmas Cheer collections...

Three's Company

Supplies:Tiny Tots: Sassy, Toy Chest, One Fish Two Fish, Love to Learn, Watch Me Grow, Borders, Flashcards YZ123, Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Ice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Designer Tape: Orange Stripe


I used a single border on 5 different patterned papers, layered them together, and trimmed off the ends. Keeping the background white, so the colors would pop, I built the rest of my page up from there. For a little added detail, I punched and doodled some hearts in a few of the layers.



 Snow Angels

Supplies:
Christmas Cheer: Daily Details, Borders, Christmas Crew, Jingle all the Way, Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces, Chipboard Icons; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Designer Tape: Red Chevron; Button Market: Pickle Juice Squares



I used the templates with the Christmas Cheer collection for a fun winter themed layout. I used 5 different templates on 5 different patterned papers, and stitched them down for a background. I decided to put the wavy sides down, so that the white cardstock peeking through might resemble rolling snow hills.



Be sure to head on over to Bella Blvd to check out the rest of the great project, and to see the fun and unique ways everyone used the templates!


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Imaginisce: Fall Home Decor


We're celebrating fall with some home decor projects over at  Imaginisce  this week. I made use of some sticks laying around my yard for a cute fall centerpiece :)  Arranging the sticks in the jar was almost as fun as making a flower arrangement. 



Fall Garland

Supply List
Imaginisce: Perfect Vacation (You Are Here, World Traveler); Welcome Spring (Flying Colors); Little Princess (Secret Garden, Make Believe); i-Rock Tool & Gems
American Crafts: Cardstock (White, Brown, Craft); Baker's Twine, Daydream Thickers




For the garland, I chose papers from 3 different collections to make an autumn color combo. I cut them in 2 different sized circles, and 2 different sized scalloped circles to make it fun and quirky. I then punched 2 holes in each circle, and strung them on some orange baker's twine. 




Using the i-Rock tool, I added some gems to some die cut leaves, and hung them on the branches with mini clothespins. 




Be sure to pop in the Imaginisce blog through out the week, to see all  kinds of fall themed inspiration!


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Bella Blvd: Monday Morning Challenge


The Monday Morning Challenge is up over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.  The challenge was to use at least 5 different colors on a project. I chose to combine the Lucky Starz and Max collections for this layout of my son, Owen....

Soccer Star

Supplies:Lucky Starz: McIntosh Starz, Pickle Juice Starz, Oreo Starz, Scallop Starz, Surf & Turf Starz, Treasures & Text; Max: Shark Attack, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces; High Five Alpha Stickers: Green; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: McIntosh; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Pickle Juice; Designer Tape: Chevron Combo, Navy Dot


It's not hard to combine 5 colors using Bella products...you'll find at least that or more on most of the papers :) I started by choosing 5 colors from the Starz papers, and had fun picking out embellishments to coordinate with each one.


Be sure to check out the rest of the projects for this fun challenge over at Bella Blvd!


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Imaginisce: My Baby Collection


Happy Sunday!  I'm just popping in to share a couple of layouts made with Imaginisce's My Baby collection.  The first one stays true to the collection theme, and is a two pager....


My Sweet Baby

Supplies
Imaginisce: My Baby Boy (Blue Moon & Stars, Giraffe Dreams, Sweet Baby Boy, Blue Hippopotamus, Die Cut Tags, Plastic Buttons ); i-Rock Tool & Rocks
American Crafts: Baker's Twine


This one frustrated me a little, because my brown marker kept drying green.  But, I just went with it, green is a baby boy color, too...right?


For the second page, I used the My Baby collection for a non-baby layout...


 Recital Bud

Supplies
Imaginisce: My Baby (Blue Moon 7 Stars, Sweet Baby Boy, Blue Hippopotamus, Pink Elephants on Parade, Adhesive Gems boy, Pink Polka Dot ); i-Rock Tool & Gems/Rocks, i-Top Tool & Brads
American Crafts: Cardstock (White, Craft), Blue Letterman Thickers


I just used a simple grid design while using up some scraps...


That's it for today...


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bella Blvd: Unlimited Inspiration Week


It's Unlimited Inspiration Week over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog, where we're inspiring you with projects galore featuring all four of the new collections. I chose to use the Hello Autumn collection...


Hayride 

Supplies:Hello Autumn: Falling into Fall, Gatherings, Borders, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces, Chipboard Icons; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Unity Stamp: Leaf Without You



The Bella Blvd & Unity Stamp "Leaf Without You" was the perfect touch to add some extra leaves to the already fabulous Hello Autumn collection.  For the design, I formed triangles using 3 circles, and 3 Ciao Chip leaves to help draw the eye.



The new collections start shipping next week! So, be sure to head over to Bella Blvd to provide you with plenty of inspiration to start using them!


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Imaginisce: Back to School Week


We're celebrating Back to School over at Imaginisce this week!


Teacher Card

Supply List
Imaginisce: Perfect Vacation (You Are Here, World Traveler, Random Stripes, Anywhere You Go); i-Top Tool; Little Princess (Secret Garden)
American Crafts: Cardstock (Craft)


When 'Back to School' time rolls around, everyone usually always thinks of apples (or at least I do!). The red color in the Perfect Vacation collection plus a round heart die made an adorable apple for the focal point of this card.


I layered two hearts for more dimension, and grounded in one a 2.5x3.5 piece of white cardstock. You could even lose the brad, and make the cardstock piece a bit bigger to be used as a pocket for a $5 or $10 gift card to an office supply place...or maybe even a coffee shop.

Be sure to keep checking the Imaginisce blog for all of the amazing back to school inspiration!


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Bella Blvd: Pinterest Inspired


Yesterday, we were sharing Pinterest inspired projects over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.  This was our inspiration photo...


Here is my take on it...

Afro Circus

 Supplies:
Scattered Sprinkles: McIntosh Sprinkles, Peep Sprinkles, Ice Sprinkles, Pickle Juice Sprinkles, Bell Pepper Sprinkles; Tiny Tots: Flashcards M-X, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces, Chipboard Icons; Christmas Cheer: Paper Pieces, Trinkets; Classic Calendars: Treasures & Text; Daily Chevies: We Are Family Bookplates, Pink Arrows; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Cotton Candy, Saltwater, Pickle Juice, Bell Pepper; High Five Alphas: Pink-Red, Piggy-Punch, Green; Designer Tape: Polka-Dot Combo 


I was inspired by the stacked colors in the photo, and decided that the Scattered Sprinkles collection would be perfect. So, I cut strips making sure to match up the patterns, and sewed them together. I also added several crochet hearts inspired by the texture of the sweaters.  I mixed several collections to match up the colors, but mainly used Scattered Sprinkles and the new Tiny Tots collections.


Head on over to Bella Blvd to see the other beautiful projects inspired by this same photo!

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