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'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

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

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...


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

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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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Imaginisce: Birthday Cards + Little Princess

It's always good to have a stash of birthday cards available :)  Today, I'm sharing a couple that I made using the Little Princess collection from Imaginisce...

Happy Birthday 1

Supply List
Imaginisce: Little Princess (Royal Ribbon, Happily Ever After, make believe, Secret Garden, plastic buttons, i-Rock Tool & Gems)
American Crafts: Blue Baker's Twine, Silver Glitter Tape

I saw a card on Pinterest with a neat little flower similar to this one, and thought it would be fun to recreate. It was made with a 2 inch scallop punch, a 1.5 inch circle, and the i-Rock tool + gems for the cute little center.

Happy Birthday 2

Supply List
Imaginisce: Little Princess (6x6 pad, Royal Ribbon, Happily Ever After, Secret Garden, Glass Slipper, Tiara, Make Believe, i-Rock Tool & Gems
American Crafts: Cardstock (White, Craft)

I would love to have an ice cream cone like this one in real life, wouldn't you? I used 8 circles in 3 different sizes, and a banner punch for the cone. I added a little doodling to my 'icecream' scoops, and used the i-Rock tool and gems again for some 'sprinkles'.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Imaginisce: Summer Time

Today, I'm up over at the Imaginisce blog sharing some creative ways to use up scraps...

Summer Time

Supplies List
Imaginisce: Perfect Vacation ( Away We Go, This Way, Oh Snap, Memories Captured); Welcome Spring (Flutterbye)
American Crafts: Craft Cardstock, Baker's Twine, Daydream Thickers, Goodness Thickers (Black)

Honestly, it's not hard for me to use up scraps. I love to layer them, and tuck a lot of embellishments here and there. But, sometimes it's fun to add a little more detail.

For this page, I gave my scraps a little makeover by adding a notebook edge to one piece, turning another into a tag, and one more into a little file folder. It adds a bit more detail to each piece, making the page more interesting. Getting low on papers from your favorite collection? Try might love what you come up with :)

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