Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Stylin' in your shades: A Bella Blvd Layout

Hi crafty friends!  Sorry for the mini blog absence.  The kiddos and I have been 'down for the count' with one final (I hope!) winter bug and boy, was it a doosie!  Last Friday brought about 4 separate doctor's appointments, four different diagnoses (from ear, throat to sinus) and four rounds of antibiotics.  Yuck!  I don't know how my hubby managed to avoid all this, but thankfully he did because someone needed to take care of us all!  (Thanks, honey!)

Sickness or not, I think we're all in the mood for a little sunshine at this point in the year.  That is just what I have for you today - in paper form, though, of course!  I'm up on the Bella blog with a bright and fun page today.  In fact, you may need to put on your sunglasses before you take a peek (you've been warned! ;)).

Supplies used: Bella Blvd - Sand & Surf: Beach Balls, Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha + Bits, Miniatures; Love and Marriage: Cute Cuts; Engaged at Last: Bachelorette Party; Kiss Me: Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha + Bits; Freestyle Sophisticates: Saltwater; Designer Tape: Ice Stripe; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Piggy-Punch, Other - American Crafts cardstock, Theresa Collins gems, Doodlebug gems, misc buttons, machine stitching, crochet thread, computer font - Veteran Typewriter.
The cat's eye glasses from Bella's  Kiss Me collection Cute Cuts sheet, look so similar to the glasses that my daughter is wearing in this photo, that I couldn't help but to pair them together on a page. While I loved the sentiment that was originally on the glasses, I decided to alter the lenses with a bit of patterned paper, to make them look even more like those that my daughter is sporting! The next step was to dream up a fun title and to pull out some bright and sunny papers from the Sand & Surf collection to complete the page.

How about this sweet little sun?  I couldn't resist adorning it with a coordinating button and some twine. :)

For lots more crafty inspiration, be sure to stop by the Bella blog and see what other 'Free for all Layouts' the other talented designers have dreamed up.  I know you won't be disappointed!  See you soon!