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Friday, July 19, 2013

Bella Blvd CHA Sneak Peek: Christmas Countdown

Today is the final day of reveals over on the Bella Blvd blog. 

 
I hope you've left room on your scrappy shopping list for a bit more, because this collection is sure to be a new favorite.  It most certainly is for me! 


 
I am already dreaming up all of the fun I will have with this collection, and I think a December Daily album will be at the top of the list. 
 
Have you spied some of the new embellishments that Bella is releasing with many of the new collections?!  My favorite of these new items is the Paper Pieces.  They are already diecut, printed with fun sayings and ready to add to your pages and cards.  I love, love love, the Christmas Countdown version of them.
 
 
 

Now hop on over to the Bella blog where you can see the ENTIRE new Christmas Countdown collection and even have a chance to win it before you can buy it!  And for those of you who aren't among the lucky winners, you can get your hands on the new collections when they start shipping to retailers beginning August 5th! 
 
Thanks for joining me for this fun week of reveals of all the new Bella pretties!  I'd love to hear your thoughts on the new collections and even some of your favorites.
 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bella Blvd CHA Sneak Peek: Daily Chevies

If you've been visiting my blog all week long, you know what's on the agenda ... more pretty peeks at Bella Blvd's Summer release!

 
Today, you can get a closer look at this fun and versatile new collection...
 

 
As I've been doing all week long, I thought I'd give you a closer look at one of my favorite prints from this collection 'Chevy Orange'.
 
 
If that bold, bright orange chevron wasn't enough, how about the B side?!  I love all of the everyday quotes and graphics that can be used for Project Life style pages and/or traditional scrapping!

 
 
Now hop on over to the Bella blog where you can see the ENTIRE new Daily Chevies collection and even have a chance to win it before you can buy it!  And for those of you who aren't among the lucky winners, you can get your hands on the new collections when they start shipping to retailers beginning August 5th! 
 
Stop back by tomorrow for a look at another brand new Bella collection!  See you then!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bella Blvd CHA Sneak Peek: Trick or Treat

The excitement continues as more sneak peeks of Bella Blvd's newest collections are revealed this week!

 
For many it may feel like summer is just getting started, but already many of the stores are putting up their back to school displays and fall d├ęcor.  Even if you feel like you're not quite ready to move ahead to that time of year, you might change your mind, once you get a peek at this new collection from Bella Blvd! 
 

 
There is not one piece from this collection that I don't absolutely love!  But if I had to pick a favorite it would be this patterned paper called 'Daily Details'.  Not only is it perfect for creative scrapbooking, but is also sized to fit some of the compartments in many Project Life style albums. 
 


The B side is a sweet little candy corn print!

 
 
Now hop on over to the Bella blog where you can see the ENTIRE new Trick or Treat collection and even have a chance to win it before you can buy it!  And for those of you who aren't among the lucky winners, you can get your hands on the new collections when they start shipping to retailers beginning August 5th! 
 
Stop back by tomorrow for a look at another brand new Bella collection!  See you then!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bella Blvd CHA Sneak Peek: Playdate

I'm back again today with, you guessed it, more Bella Blvd peeks!!!! 

 
I know, I for one, have been waiting for a collection of this type for quite some time.
 

If you've got any little ones in your life, like me, you probably have plenty of pictures of them frolicking in the outdoors and/or local playground.  If so, you'll find the images in this collection just right for your photos!

 
 
One of my favorite patterned paper pieces from this new collection is titled 'Park Play'.  How cute are those trees and swings?!
 
 
The B side of the paper features an array of super sweet Bella clouds on a fresh aqua blue background.  Too cute!

 
 
Now hop on over to the Bella blog where you can see the ENTIRE new Playdate collection and even have a chance to win it before you can buy it!  And for those of you who aren't among the lucky winners, you can get your hands on the new collections when they start shipping to retailers beginning August 5th! 
 
Stop back by tomorrow for a look at another brand new Bella collection!  See you then!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bella Blvd CHA Sneak Peek: Snapshots

Good Monday morning!  You're in for a real treat this week if you're a Bella Blvd fan.  As I hinted to you last week, Bella is revealing the first look at their five new collections that will debut at Summer CHA, all this week on the blog.

 
The first reveal is the Snapshots collection.
 
 
Here's a look at the collection overall.  I'm in love with the color palette!  And as you can imagine from the collection name, it's filled with adorable little camera images and cute sayings.


I'm not gonna lie, it was hard to pick a favorite paper from this new line - they are all so cute.  In the end though, I couldn't resist 'My Point of View' -- those camera, SWOON!


Even the B side of this paper, is a cute and very usable notebook paper design...

 
Now hop on over to the Bella blog where you can see the ENTIRE new Snapshots collection and even have a chance to win it before you can buy it!  And for those of you who aren't among the lucky winners, you can get your hands on the new collections when they start shipping to retailers beginning August 5th! 
 
Stop back by tomorrow for a look at another brand new Bella collection!  See you then!
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bella Blvd's Summer Release

If you are a papercrafter, then you already know that the next few weeks are like Christmas in July. Not only will there be loads of new and inspiring products debuting at the CHA Summer trade show at the end of the month, but the coming weeks will be filled with sneak peeks of many of those lines.

Bella Blvd has not one, not two ... but FIVE new collection debuting at the show.  Here's a look at the collection names and logos....

 
 
 
 
 
 

It all looks rather intriguing and inspiring, doesn't it?!?  If you want even more of a peek, head on over to this post on the Bella Blvd blog, where they've revealed a scrapbook page featuring each of the new collections.  And stayed tuned to the Bella blog beginning next Monday, June 15th, where all five lines will be revealed in their entirety!!!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Time for Fireworks: A Bella Blvd Layout

Hello and Happy Fourth to all of my American friends and readers! I've got another Bella Blvd All American page to share with you today.  It was part of the Saturday Sketch feature on the blog a couple of weeks back.  This was the Becky Fleck sketch we were given to work from...

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As I've probably already mentioned here once or twice, I'm often a bit of a rule follower.  So when working from a sketch I tend to gravitate toward a fairly literal translation.  For this page though, I think it's safe to say that I stepped out of my box a bit.  I took inspiration for the title, photo and journaling placement from the sketch, but otherwise took a bit of a different direction with the patterned paper, banner strips and tone on tone stars

Supplies used: Bella Blvd - All American: Borders and Cute Cuts, Seeing Stars, United We Stand, Alpha+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Ciao Chip: All American Icons; Designer Tape: Ice Stripe, Red Chevron, Chlorine Dot; Other: My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Studio Calico Mister Huey's mist, Simple Stories Snap label sticker.





I love that a sketch can be an exact guide to your page, or might even just provide you with a piece of inspiration to interpret your own way. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back soon with more crafty shares!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

We Love a Parade: A Bella Blvd Layout Share

With an annual fourth of July parade passing just steps from our front door, it's only natural that attending it would quickly become our family tradition.  My boys are often enthralled with the trucks and tractors that pass by, and then naturally, spend the remainder of their time searching the pavement for every last piece of candy that has been tossed their way.  

Bella Blvd's All American collection was a natural choice to scrapbook this memory.  I love all of the stars, stripes and polka dot images it includes.  To balance out the bold and colorful elements on the page however, I reached for a tone on tone woodgrain patterened paper from the Love and Marriage collection to use as my background.  Here's a look....

Supplies used: Bella Blvd - All American: Borders and Cute Cuts, Seeing Stars, United We Stand, Alpha+Bits, Flags; Love and Marriage: Smokeys in Love; Sophisticates: Petite Pieces; Ciao Chip: All American Icons, Stars and Hearts; Designer Tape: Ice Stripe; Button Market: Stars, High Five Alphas: Brown-Cream, Gulf; Other: Westrim sequins, crochet thread, Hero Arts gems, Heidi Swap chipboard frame, machine stitching, Veteran Typewriter font.

Bella's stickpin flags are always a sweet little accent that can be tucked in just about anywhere on a page or card.  Here I tied a simple little bow of crochet thread around my frame, and easially tucked and secured the flag through the knot.  A splash of sequins, gems and buttons adds a bit more detail and interest to this ensemble.

 
For the page title, I originally used only the white letter stickers to spell out my saying.  While it was legible, in the end, I decided to layer the white stickers over top a matching blue set to create the look of a shadow and a little more pop to the title piece.



This page, along with several other patriotic pages is up over on the Bella blog today.  I hope you'll stop by and check them out!