Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Two Bella layouts and a GIVEAWAY!

So, it's officially February, the L-O-V-E month.  I know many of us are busy crafting up all kinds of lovey, dovey cards to give, treats to share, or maybe even pulling out last year's Valentines photos to scrap.  Whatever the case, I'm seeing lots of fun love-themed products and projects popping up all over the web. I have a couple of my own heart filled projects to share with you today.

This first page was up on the Bella Blvd blog on Monday, along with lots of other beautiful cards and pages featuring the Kiss Me collection.

Supplies used: Bella Blvd - Kiss Me: Bouquet Kiss, Flutter, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Blue High Five Alphabets; Designer Tape: Punch Chevron; Chipboard Icons: Baby Girl; Button Market: Blues; Crochet Flowers: Juniper. Other: Bazzill cardstock; Martha Stewart doily punch and small diecut doily; Studio Calico kraft heart stickers, Me and My Big Ideas gems; American Crafts ribbon and wooden epoxy button (Dear Lizzy); Veteran Typewriter computer font; machine stitching.

I'm in love with the navy and pink color combo that's so prominent in the Kiss Me collection! It's certainly a no-so-traditional color scheme for Valentines projects, which in turn, makes it suitable for so many more subjects, as well.  I knew with it's feminine touches and great color scheme it would pair great with some pictures of my baby girl in her pink tee and blue jeans. 
The floral border strip near the bottom third of the page, helped me to ground my title, and allowed for another excuse to tie in lots and lots of additional Bella floral elements.

I had fun layering up flowers of all different mediums on this page - patterned paper, chipboard, doily and even Bella's crocheted flowers.  It creates lots of dimension, texture and interest, don't you think?

I had another layout go up on the Bella blog today.  Myself and some other design team members were give this inspiration image to base a layout off of:
Here is my take on the challenge...

Supplies used: Bella Blvd - Kiss Me: Bouquet Kisses, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha + Bits; Sophisticates: Short Stories, Tall Tags (Bookmark Size), Sprinkles & Lace Oyster, Pink-Red High Five Alphabets; Birthday Boy: Just Write Journaling Stickers ; Baby Boy: Momma's Boy; Designer Tape: Punch Chevron; Button Market: Red Flowers, Pink Flowers, Stars; Other: American Crafts cardstock (white), Stampin' Up scallop border punch, Veteran Typewriter computer font, Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards stamps, Tsukineko black ink, EK Success heart punch, Glossy Accents, Joann's crochet thread, machine stitching, colored pencil.
Can you see the similarities and items I drew inspiration from?

I was drawn to so many of the elements from this image. I knew I wanted to start my project with a mostly white background, just as is featured in the inspiration piece. Because this seemed a bit too plain I decided to back my whole project with a border of the Sophisticates Oyster Sprinkles & Lace paper, for a subtle but impactful effect.   
I just couldn't resist creating a row of elements/tags that appear to be hanging, as again, inspired by the original image.

I went for a bold red title, just like the inspiration text.  The little 'kissy lips' throughout the page, were cut from one of the borders strips on the Kiss Me collection paper.  I popped some of them up and added glossy accents to all of them, to make them look at bit more realistic.

You might have noticed that I mentioned something about a little giveaway in the title of this post?  I'm sure you haven't forgotten!  I would love to share this pile Bella Blvd's Kiss Me collection with one very lucky blog reader...
To be entered in the giveaway sign up on the side bar on the right to follow my blog, leave a comment letting me know you did (or if you're already a loyal follower) and I will pick a random number on Sunday evening (Feb. 10th), to receive this pretty prize package. Sound good? Easy peasy, right? 
Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your layouts Jaclyn, especially the "Doggie Kisses" one! So cute!!!!

  2. So very precious, Jacyln! I want you to know that each time I've seen this layout, it's brought a huge GRIN to my face...I LOVE that sweet photo :)

  3. hey jackie,
    you are rockin' the bella blvd here!! my fave is the the doggie kisses-- talk about cute cute cute!!!!! your little on is adorable!

    what an awesome giveaway- thanks for the opportunity to win! Long time follower!