Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A fun little annoucement and a whole lot of Bella Blvd!

Soooo... I was mindlessly checking my email one night late last week.  I siphoned through the spam and latest online deals, and I just happened to run across a little ole' message from Laura Vegas!  Yep, that would be THE Laura Vegas, of Bella Blvd fame, writing ME to congratulate ME on being chosen as a new member of the 2012-2013 Bella Blvd Design Team! I am so so excited!  If you know Bella Blvd, you know that Stephanie's products are  cute, colorful and so much fun to create with!  I am looking forward to an amazing year of creativity with Bella Blvd!  I hope you'll stop by their blog today, to see the announcement and the names of the rest of the talented ladies I will be designing alongside!

In honor of my little announcement, I thought it would be fun to share a couple of the layouts I submitted for my design team application.  The first is a two page layout documenting Miss Emerson's third month of life.  As you can imagine, as soon as I found out that Bella announced a baby girl and boy line back in the winter, I snatched up as much as I could of both.  The colors in the girl line are so sweet and made it easy to put together this page with photos throughout Emme's third month!

Supplies used: Bella Blvd Baby Girl patterned papers, flags, miniature stickers and designer tape. Buttons - Doodlebug Design and Crate Paper, Rubons - KI Memories, Stamps - Technique Tuesday by Ali Edwards, Punches - Stampin Up (scallop border) and EK Success (heart), Other - machine stitching, black ink, computer font

Since it's a bit hard to get a good view of a two page layout, when photographed side by side, here is a look at the pages separately, as well.

At the time that these baby lines were introduced, Bella also introduced an entire line of these sweet little flags to coordinate with many of their current and past collections.  Aren't they sweet?  And that little monkey with the flower on her head -- I just couldn't resist!  I love how they look tucked back behind that bow.

And of course, a page of mine would not be complete without journaling, and (usually) LOTS of it!  I'm a little wordy, I admit.  But this page documents all of the things I want to remember from Emme's third month, that I would have already forgotten had I not written them down.  The sticker 'words from mom' was the perfect compliment to my journaling block!  Notice that cute little yellow and white chevron strip above the word sticker?  That is some of Bella's darling Designer Tapes - I love them!!!

The sweet, colorful circles on this patterned paper, were just begging for some additional embellishment.  I used more of Bella's Baby Girl coordinating stickers, alongside some buttons, stamps and punches to dress them up a bit.

It goes without saying that I have the perfect excuse for wanting/using/hoarding Bella's Baby Girl line, but I was quick to find an excuse to own some of the Baby Boy line, as well!  After all, I do have two sweet boys of my own, of which I haven't yet scrapped ALL of their baby pictures.  But at the time that I purchased this collection, I also had a new little nephew on the way.  Coincidentally, the shower I threw for my sister and nephew-to-be, just so happened to coordinate perfectly, in theme and colors, with Bella's Baby Boy collection.  Take a look...

Supplies used: Bella Blvd Baby Boy patterned papers, chipboard shapes and designer tape. Fiskars - punches (circle and border), A Muse - small star gems, Other - machine stitching, computer font, foam adhesive, printable transparency.

Here's a closer look at page one.  Isn't my sister just the cutest little pregnant girl?

And page two...

Some more of my 'wordy' journaling - ha!  I had already glued down the background paper when I decided I wanted to designate the journaling to this spot.  So, I simply printed it out on a transparency and attached it underneath the pictures, to hide the adhesive.  This little trick still gives the same look that it's actually been printed directly on the background patterned paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I look forward to sharing lots more Bella goodness with you!


  1. oh my golly jackie- that is sooooo awesome!!! great job!

  2. Congratulations, Jaclyn! very excited to be sharing in this news with you today :)

  3. Nice Design, I love the design and also child in that. :) Very cute
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  4. Congratulations! Your LOs are fabulous! I am looking forward to working with you..x

  5. congrats girl! was so excited to see your name on that list && cannot wait to see what do on this DT as well :]

  6. Jaclyn!!!! I was super excited for you seeing your name on that list! Congrats girlie, it's been a big year for you :) Fabulous layouts you submitted, and 2 pagers at that. It's no wonder you were selected. You're on the team, with some of my fave scrappy friends and peeps out there. Have fun!