Friday, September 30, 2016

Bella Blvd and CardMaker Blog Hop

Hello everyone, Welcome to my blog! If you've found your way here from Juliana's blog then you're on the right track, so sit back and I hope you enjoy the card I've made for you today.

Making cards isn't exactly my strong point, but sometimes I like to change it up a bit from bible journaling and making layouts and sneak a few in.  We were sent the cutest box filled with some fun Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith products for this feature and I had a blast pulling some of it together for today's hop.

Paper Pieces are one of my favorite embellishments so it was no surprise to me that they quickly became the focus of my card. I used pieces from the Friendship and Encouragement packs to create my little Bouquet. The "Rejoice" piece was from the Encouragement pack as well as the aqua banner piece, and the flowers and the floral banner is from the Friendship set.

I added in a few other goodies as well, the yellow butterfly and pink arrow stickers are from the His Word Sticker Sheet and the "Oh Lord" sticker is from the Word Art Sticker Sheet. Once I had everything on there I added in a few patterned paper leaves and enamel hearts to finish it off.

Now don't forget that Bella Blvd is having a giveaway at the end of the hop so please make sure your last stop is the Bella blog so you can be entered.
From here your next stop should be Kelly Gettelfinger's blog ( ).
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Supply List: Bright & Brave: Geared Up For Jesus, Garden; Paper Pieces: Encouragement, Friendship; Stickers: Word Art, His Word; Enamel Hearts: Bananas For You, Bless Her Heart Mix.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Love Her- A Bella Blvd Layout

Hi everyone, Stephanie here today to share my "Love Her" Layout that I did of my Niece Kimberly.
I love it when her mom sends me photos, with my family being so far away it's always nice to be able to keep up with the kiddos this way. Plus it gives me my much needed dose of girly pictures, don't get me wrong, I love my boy but the pink is a nice break between all the manly hues.

I love how "everyday" these recent photos are, and they really let Kimberly's personality shine through, I love her cute kissy face shoved up against the window! She melts me!

For this layout I chose to use a pink, white and yellow color scheme with little pops of black.  I feel like the black just helps the black and white photos tie in a little better. 

Usually when I think of Bella I think of all the bright bold colors that we offer which I love, but I never want to forget that there is a pretty softer side too. I used lots of patterned papers from the new Oh My Stars collection on this one, the 6x8 paper pads offer solid colors on the backs of each piece and I really appreciate having the option of the colors already matching perfectly. Since my layout is 9x12" I simply used two strips of the Cotton Candy Stars back side to reach across my page. The products are just so versatile! 

Another one of my favorite supplies has always been washi tape, and now Bella offers Washi Tape Sticker Books. Here I used the "Oh my stars I love you" piece at the bottom of my layered papers. I like the different texture that the tape adds, it's just kind of fun and a simple thing to add. I also mixed in some other pieces around the layout, like the pink heart paper piece and the yellow "hello" sticker is from the new Oh My Starts Fundamentals sheet.

For my title I used the "Today" Chip Scripts sheet, and sewed through it for a messy look. I added some enamels and used the Illustrated Faith roller date stamp to finish it off, hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Supply List: Oh My Stars: Punch Stars, Cotton Candy Stars, McIntosh Stars, 6x8 Paper Pad, Paper Pieces, Fundamentals, Black and White Washi Stickers; Chip Scripts:Today; Enamel Dots: Milk White; You Are Loved: Washi Stickers.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hello hello! Stephanie here today sharing this "Inspired By Pinterest" layout  I recently did. 
These are always one of my favorite types of assignments because it really allows me to go out and find some inspiration when I may be lacking in the "mojo" area. 
The pin I chose to work with was this picture of some pretty and simply designed stationary. I loved how it was full of color but still clean at the same time. 

The first thing that caught my attention in the picture were the hexagons, not only do I really like how they were laid out and arranged, but the way they were put together really inspired me as well and I knew right away that there was going to be lost of patterned papers involved.

I really tried to keep my hexagons in the same position as the inspiration pin because I really loved how symmetrical they are. I also really liked how the triangles are also aligned with the flow of the other shapes.

I am admittedly one of the slowest fussy cutters in the history of man. I did make a cut file to cut out my triangles to put my hexies together, but in the end I ended up using them as a stencil so I could have more control over which parts of the pattern papers ended up on my layout.

I decided to use some Chip Scripts mixed with Tiny Text for my title "Hello There Love", I just can't get enough of those things! I love how they look clean and white or dressed up, they are the perfect words for titles and I am really hoping that one day we have even more of them! 

After I got all my triangles cut up and pieced together, I arranged them on my paged and decided to run it through my sewing machine. I tried to keep my lines clean so they wouldn't distract from the lines of the main design.

In my inspiration picture, you can see that they used some larger triangles as the focal point of the design, so I tried to do the same. even though most of mine ended up being covered by my picture and embellishments, I promise they're still there hiding under all the goodness. 

I added in a few of the new Tabbies and gift tags from the You Are Loved collection to layer it up a bit and finished it off with some stickers and a chipboard icon from She Blooms.

That's about it from me today, thank you so much for stopping by!