Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook September sneaks!

I am guesting with My Creative Scrapbook again this month and today is the day for the sneak peak!  My Creative Scrapbook has such wonderful kits and really for every type of scrapper.  

I received the Main kit this month to play with and here is a glance of what you could create...

Hurry on over to the MCS blog to see the other kits.  I will share later this week the reveal of the layouts I created.  You can catch me today on the Bella Blvd blog.  

See you tomorrow for some Bella style PL!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Legacy collection - Simple Stories

I am so excited to share the newest eBook from Simple Stories, featuring the Legacy collection.  To be honest, I wasn't real sure I wanted to work with this collection when it was first announced.  I don't do heritage pictures as I have more than enough of the today to keep me busy with the 8 of us.  But, I always try everything out, so I printed out a few pictures that I thought would go with this collection and then I really looked through the cards and I WAS SOLD!  This collection is what scrapbooking is all about!

It is about leaving behind your legacy for your children and children's children; to really tell who you are and what you are about.  I love it and I only scratched the surface and can't wait to play more with this amazing collection.

And here is the layout that is featured on the cover

My very first heritage page!  This is my mom and her parents, my legacy.  There are a few more of my pages in the eBook also and many other gorgeous pieces from the other DTs, so make sure you click on the link to look through the rest of the book!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Call of the Wild - Bella Blvd

This layout was in the September issue of PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking

You can find the September issue: here

Or Purchase the Digital Issue: here

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Autumn - Simple Stories

I had the chance to play with the newest mini collection from Simple Stories, Sweater Weather.  I couldn't resist making a page of the one tree that lost its leaves here in FL this fall (January), pitiful, I know!

Did you catch the play on words?  The arrow says, count your blessings, ... and then I have even when they don't ... fall!  Couldn't resist.  I added in a few falling leaves to celebrate the season that I love.

You can see more details on the Simple Stories blog.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our Little Peanut - Simple Stories

Ever wonder how to get the sprinkled look with the enamel dots that are so popular?  Well, you will have to jump over to the Simple Stories blog to find out a neat trick I found for the perfect placement!  :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Live Your Dream - My Mind's Eye

I love to fussy cut so when I saw these words "Live Your" I knew instantly it needed to say dreams.  My layout was based on my title first and then I added a few pieces from my stash of Market Street to finish up the layout.  I wanted some splatters, but I splattered a little too much in my effort to keep my pictures covered.  When will I finally learn to splatter before gluing things down???  

After my title I used the sketch from My Mind's Eye to guide the placement of my papers.

Here are a few close-ups...

I also wanted to share that my friend Juliana from 17turtles, 
has just opened a etsy shop where you can find some lovely cut files that she has created!

You can find her at
BLOG: 17turtles
FACEBOOK: Juliana Michaels Designs
TWITTER: julianamichaels
INSTAGRAM: julianamichaels 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Week 52 - Bella Blvd

I completed a whole year of Project Life and it is all documented only 2 weeks after the actual date.

You can see detail shots and my steps for assembling a Project Life spread on the Bella Blvd blog.  

Rocky's dedication, computer death, and trouble at the beach...

Our favorite eats and a little boy celebrates 1!

1.  I will continue to do PL - I like having our album starting in August it marks the progress of our last little boy, so it makes it special and it keeps me from having another big project around Christmas.
2.  I am considering sticking with the same page protectors next year instead of using multiple, I think it would be easier.
3.  I will continue to make single pages that coordinate with the second page for flow.  I will use double page spreads only for special events.
4.  Try it, it really is a lot of fun and it doesn't have to be fancy.  It is amazing to look at your year minus the fluff and see that even there were moments you might rather forget, life has been good.