Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bella Blvd. Clear Cuts Cards

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day, it's rainy and relaxing here so I thought I'd pop on and write up a quick post for some of my most recent Bella cards.

For the recent summer CHA paper show I made these cards for the Bella booth using the new Clear cuts, I'm not usually a card maker so I was pretty nervous making these ones for everyone to see.
Here are the two I came up with:
Happy Birthday Card:


For this one I really just went with the first idea that came to mind, I had a vision of how this card would look and it turned out pretty close...I like when that happens ha! 


I layered the clear cuts over different patterned papers to spell out my "HAPPY" and then added on the "BIRTHDAY" with the new Tiny Text stickers in Black.
and here is my other card called,
 Thanks You're A Peach!: 


For this one I did the same layering the Clear Cuts over patterned paper to create my banner under the sentiments, such an easy way to add in some fun layers.

on this card I mixed in a little bit from every new collection I think, something from here and there and I love how they can all still fit together even though they're all different topics/themes.
I hope you like them:)
Thanks for stopping by, 
~Stephanie.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Creative Retreat August Guest Project #1

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be a guest at Creative Retreat this month, so fun right!?
Here is the August Embellishment kit that I was given to take for a run: 
You can purchase it here : http://creativeretreatkits.com/products/august-2015-embellishment-kit



Here is my first guest post and planner spread:
As soon as I got the kit and tore into the packaging I knew right away that I wanted to use it on a planner spread, and what better time than the present right!? so I got right to work on this week's spread.
Here is what it ended up looking like in the end:
I usually start my weeks by filling in everything that I know I have going on, be that project due dates, appointments, chores and so on, I even at least try to plan out what we will be having for dinner and add it to the specific days. I like to get all of that stuff down before I start adding any embellishments, that way I know I have most of the important dates in there before I run myself out of room.
I flipped over my middle inserts so you could also see what's under them on the second page.
As you can see I add in more of the fun stuff on days where I have less going on, those are my favorite days of all ha! 

Since the awesome Pink Paislee Color Wash alphas were included in this kit I wanted to find a fun way to use them in my spread. Usually I would just use stickers of this size on layouts or cards but I really like the fun look they added in my columns. I spelled out "Clean Up",  "Fun", "Party", and "Relax" on different days. I think I'll definitely start using my some of my stash of chipboard alphabets like this on future spreads.

one of my favorite parts about this kit was the colors, I am a huge fan of pink and orange so that alone made me super happy. Another awesome thing about this kit are all the bits and pieces that come in it, the little banner flags are so cute! I also found myself using the stamps a ton on this spread, they are perfect for so many things!

I am a big lister, I am a little ashamed to say that you can probably enter almost any room of our home and find one of my handy notepads laying around with pages of crossed off lists. If I write it down I have a way higher chance of remembering it. So that is why I always try to write out more significant ones and put them in my planner so it is constantly in my face. Another list that I always include is my starter grocery list, that way I can go ahead and write things down as I think of them and it's all in one spot.

And last but not least a little close up to close, I think that "this is so you" tag was one of my favorites. 
Again, thank you so much for having me as your guest Danielle, I look forward to sharing my next project with you soon!
Stephanie.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Layout Recycle

Hi everyone! It's been a while so I thought I'd come share a few of my recent Bella Layouts while hanging my head in shame for neglecting my little blog Ha!
Time just keeps moving faster these days so I thought I'd share a little trick that I use when I need a layout on short notice.
This first layout I made for an assignment featuring the Bella Bows, it was one of those layouts where everything just kind of came together and looked just like I had imagined. 
It's not an earth shattering layout my any means but I like how I was able to fit in so many of the fun embellishments I've been hanging on to.
Here it is:






Now here is where my trick comes in handy, I needed another layout on short notice and honestly my creativity was running pretty dry. Now when it comes to CHA or booth projects that's never a good time to be left scratching your head trying to come up with all new ideas when  your creative well is running dry. SO I simply recycle one of my favorites. This next layout is simply lifted from my first one but using the new Bella Blvd Family Frenzy collection. 


This layout was perfect for a booth project because it allowed me to add in so many of the bits and pieces that the line has to offer.




I am pretty sure I am not the first one to come up with this time saving "technique",  but I promise that it is one of my favorite ways to go when I've just run out of juices.
So, do you recycle your favorite layouts? 
Thanks for stopping by!
Steph