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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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 this...you might love what you come up with :)


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bella Blvd: Summer 2014 Release


For the past couple of weeks we have been revealing and showing off inspiration using the 4 new collections for the summer 2014 release over at Bella Blvd. Today I have a project, and links to the entire reveal for each of the 4 collections.

You can see the full collection reveal HERE


Shellin' Corn

Supply List
Hello Autumn (Borders, Time to Rake, Daily Details, Treasures&Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces); Thankful (Alpha+Bits); Button Market (Masculine Mix); Crochet Hearts (Orange Hearts); Designer Tape (Pony Stripe); Sand&Surf (Cling Stamps [leaves])


I'm really into using circles on my projects, lately. Here, I liked the contrast of the monochromatic leaves with the colorful leaves on top to adds some interest to the background. The largest circle is grounding my photo, the second larges is under the title, and the smallest has a couple of embellishments.


You can see more inspiration featuring the Hello Autumn collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.


You can see the full collection reveal HERE


Costume Party

Supply List:
Halloween Magic (Boo Buddies, Funny Bones, Ghosties, Borders, Treasures&Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces)


This is my favorite photo from last Halloween. It's random, and no thought was put into the composition, but it captures my kids' personalities perfectly :) I started the layout by pulling all of my favorite things from the Halloween Magic collection, and just played around with the design. I cut some words from the Ghosties patterned paper, and outlined the ones I wanted to be the title with a black pen.


You can see more inspiration featuring the Halloween Magic collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.


You can see the full collection reveal HERE


Play

Supply List
Tiny Tots: One Fish Two Fish, Daily Details, Treasures&Text, Paper Pieces; Flags: Sand&Surf, Baby Boy; Ciao Chip: Amorie Guacomole


This collection is probably my favorite of the four. A toddler collection with bright, primary colors? Love! I had fun layering paper pieces with this one.


You can see more inspiration featuring the Tiny Tots collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.

You can see the full collection reveal HERE


Snow Removal Experts

Supply List
Christmas Cheer: Happy Hearts, Jingle all the Way, Paper Pieces, Trinkets, Treasures&Text; Ciao Chip: Sienna Alphabet-Ice; Lucky Starz: Color Wheel High Five Alpha; Designer Tape: Red Chevron, Yellow Chevron, Chevron Combo


This layout was inspired by the June sketch from Studio Calico, you can find it HERE.


You can see more inspiration featuring the Christmas Cheer collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.

...and those are the 4 new amazing collection for the Bella Blvd Summer 2014 release.  They start shipping September 1st, so keep an eye out for them at your local crafts store :)


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Imaginisce: Patriotic week


We're celebrating the 4th of July with festive projects all week long over at the Imaginisce blog.  I've created a patriotic layout using the Perfect Vacation collection...

Sparkler Fun


Supply List
Imaginisce:  Perfect Vacation (Good Times, You Are Here, Anywhere You Go, Die Cut Tags); i-Rock Tool and Gems
American Crafts: White Cardstock, Border Punch System, Aqua Goodness Thickers


This red, blue and aqua combo from the Perfect Vacation collection was perfect for an Independence Day theme. I used several star shaped punches to give my layout the proper 4th of July feel, and finished the look with the i-Rock tool to make some 'fireworks'.


Be sure to check in at the Imaginisce blog often this week so you don't miss out on any of the patriotic inspiration!


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