Monday, January 30, 2012

Inspiration Unlimited

It's a big week over at Bella Blvd!
For the next several days you are going to be bombarded over on the
Bella blog with all kinds of great inspiration using the newest Bella Blvd products.
Today's post on the blog features all kinds of projects from the new Baby Boy line.
And what a ya know, I've made a few things with this sweet line!

Here are a couple of cards...

And of course a layout...

{fyi: this layout was made for the Bella Blvd booth at CHA. i don't have any kids though. so Virginia was nice enough to let me use a picture of her cute Atticus. then i pretty much just made up the journaling. and the name of the child in the picture. i like how this layout turned out even though it is kind of fictional. might have to scraplift this one for a layout that i am going to keep!}

Be sure to check out the Bella Blvd today and all week to see what the Bella team has been making!
Be prepared to be inspired!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crochet flowers and flags, oh my!!

As if Bella Blvd isn't already coming out with a crazy amount of great new stuff this year, they now make crochet flowers and flags!
Are you kidding me??!!

4 different sets of flowers, each one is so fun!!
Here are a couple close-up shots of 2 projects I made using these new flowers...

And how about utter cuteness on a little pin??!
I love it!!
There are 24 sets of flags and each package will retail for only $1.75.

You can't beat that!
Here are a few of my favorite sets...

Of course I made some things with these cute little embellishments!

Now you have to head over to the Bella Blvd blog to see more of the flags and flowers!
And make sure to leave comments on each post for your chance to win some of the new stuff!!
TGIF (tomorrow)!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More things to share...

Happy Tuesday good people!
Just hopping in for a minute to share a couple of things!
I forgot to post the card I made with the
January kit from Midnight Rooster.

How sweet are these little pins??!
They are handmade in each kit.


Want to see some more
fun Bella Blvd sneak peeks??!

Check out this bright, fun new line called "Sunshine & Happiness"!
The name is oh-so appropriate!!
And I love it!!

Here are a few things I made with it...

Go check out the Bella Blvd blog to see this entire {delicious} line!

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win some!
Have an awesome day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Charm School

That is the new kit from Noel Mignon!!
It's the
February kit and it is kind of lovey-dovey-themed, but still versatile enough to use for much more than Valentine-y projects.
Trust is delicious!!

And it goes on sale TODAY!

As soon as I got my kit, I jumped right in!
{i mean, i love hearts & i love red so i really couldn't help it}
And I made a very lovey-dovey layout!

Now go get a kit for yourself while you still can.
You will **heart** it!
Don't forget to continue to check the Bella Blvd blog this week!
Check out all the sneaks and leave comments for your chance to win some of the new products!
Today there is a
sneak peek of some of the new products being added to the Sophisticates collection.

I got to make a couple of things with some of the new papers.
Now there are pink, purple, and navy blue papers!

OK that's all I've got!
Happy Monday folks!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I am pretty sure you are going to want to check this out...

It's true!
Bella makes tapes now!!
Check out the Bella Blvd blog to see some of this awesome stuff!
And leave a comment over there for a chance to win some!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A sketch for cards and layouts

A couple of weeks ago I made a few cards for the Bella Blvd blog.

Initially I was stuck in a little rut, so I ended up coming up with an easy sketch to help me make the cards.

Here is the sketch I drew out...

Here is one of the cards I made from the sketch...

The more I looked at the sketch, the more I thought it might work for a layout too.
So I tried it!
I grabbed my
Cabin Fever kit from Noel Mignon and went to work!
Here is the resulting layout...

I like it!
I think the sketch can work for cards and layouts!
I will be keeping that in mind for the next time I get stuck in a rut!


And FYI...the next kit from Noel Mignon goes up for sale on Monday, January 23rd.

It is called "Charm School".

Don't you think it is fabulous!!?!
{click on the picture to see if you can get a bigger & better look at it!}

I can't wait 'til mine gets here!!


Paper Issue new challenge + more Bella Blvd sneaks

All we need is love.

Love is all we need.

It's one of our most favorite times of year...Valentine's Day!

And at Paper Issues we are celebrating for a full month!

Link up your paper-crafted projects, new or not-so-new, {here}.
If it is lovey-dovey; if you used hearts or it is Valentine-themed; or whatever, link it up!
We want to see it!
Take this layout for instance...

This one was in a recent issue of Creating Keepsakes, and it is pretty mushy!
So I linked it up!
Now show us what you've got!
You have until February 14th to link up.

Have you been keeping up with all the sneaks over on the Bella Blvd blog??

There is a sweet new Baby Girl line to match the Baby Boy line!

And in keeping with the baby-ish theme, there is a cute mini line called "We're Expecting!"

Don't forget that you are supposed to be leaving comments on all those posts over on the Bella Blvd blog for your chance to win some of it even before you can buy it!!
Have a great day!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pebbles love

Alright, how about a little Pebbles lovin'?!!
Last week was "Double-page Layout Week" over on the
Pebbles blog.

I made this sweet layout for my friend Lindsay...

I used the very sweet New Addition line from Pebbles to make this page.
OK now you want to see some NEW Pebbles stuff??
Sure you do!!

Check out this uber-fun new birthday line!

Look at this fabulous paper!!

These embellishments make me smile big!!

You think that Hip Hip Hooray line is great??
Check out this gorgeous line!

I love the colors and patterns in these new Country Picnic papers!!

I am way more excited about these corrugated alphas than I probably should be!!

Masking tape stickers, dimensional embellishments, and tiny alphas...LOVE!!

Now the best part is that YOU can win some of this fabulous stuff!!
Check out the Pebbles blog to see the rest of these lines and leave a comment on {
this post} and {this post} for a chance to win some for yourself!
Good luck!!

Celebrating family

OK I am a little behind posting a few things!
Here is a layout I made last week using the fabulous Cabin Fever kit from Noel Mignon!
I have to admit that I am pretty blessed when it comes to my in-laws.
No crazy, deranged in-law stories here!

And I guess it is time I celebrated that!!

{made with the Cabin Fever kit from Noel Mignon}
Can you see how I tried to highlight the MIL (mother in law) in my title.
Oh I think I am sooo clever!
Don't forget to be checking the Bella Blvd blog this week & next for sneaks of all their new products!
And leave comments on each post for a chance to win some of it!!
Happy hump day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bella Blvd does BUTTONS now!!

This is your first peek into some of the brand new embellishments from Bella Blvd!

There are lots of new embellishments this go around!

Buttons are such a timeless embellishment that we all love to use so much.

Now you'll have plenty to mix and match with your Bella Blvd papers and stickers!

They have produced 20 different button items for you including plastic buttons, wooden buttons and button mix collections.

You're going to love how affordable they are!

All the plastic and wood button items will retail for only $1.75/each and the Button Mixes for only $2.99.

Don't you want to have them all?!

Don't forget to go leave a comment on the Bella Blvd blog for your chance to win some of these beauties!!
Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

NEW Bella Blvd goodies!!!

Get excited my scrapbooking friends!!
It is that time of year again.

{aka Christmas time for crafty people!}
And Bella Blvd is showing off all
their new stuff this week!!

Are you ready??!
How about something totally new from Bella Blvd??!
Check out their super cute new baby boy line!

I've seen it in person and trust me, it is super duper cute!!
It is a great baby boy line, but also it would work for young boys too (not just little bitty babies).
Gotta love the versatility!!
Here is a little peek of a couple of things I have made with this line already...

Make sure you head over the the Bella Blvd blog today to see more sneaks & leave a comment there for a chance to win a full set of the new Baby Boy line!

Check back all week for more sneaks!
Happy Monday!!