Have you heard? It's reveal week over at Bella Blvd!
(Keep reading for giveaway info....) In conjunction with CHA I am celebrating Bella's four-year anniversary in the amazingly creative paper crafting industry.
I thought I'd share with you today my forward in the latest catalog supplement, reflecting on my company and experience and the gratitude that overwhelms me each time I find myself in deep thought over it. Here's a glimpse at the forward page,
"Ciao Ciao Bella fans! Bella Blvd is officially four years old. It's hard to get those words out without a bit of emotion as I can recall beginning this company in the upstairs level of my parents home just as if it were yesterday. I remember receiving the very first wholesale account applications in my inbox and found myself thinking, 'Wow, people actually want to buy my designs as paper products!' This is really happening.' The house quickly filled with boxes and boxes, and thousands of pounds of patterned papers and stickers. Soon I had loyal and hard-working employees, a warehouse and studio space too. As time passes the rest becomes part of Bella Blvd's history.
My creative vision has become a reality and here we are celebrating Bella Blvd's fourth birthday. It truly is a time for celebration. I am happy to hear Bella Blvd products being described as contemporary, lively, versatile and inspiring. In addition to three new product collections, in this Summer supplement you will find testimonials from customers, designers & press sharing their love for Bella too.
Thank you for making this dream of mine come true. Thank you for contributing to Bella Blvd's continuing success story, and for inviting me into your home of creativity. Here's to several more years of color, inspiration and fabulous products!"
Next week is CHA Summer in Chicago where we'll officially release three new collections! Within each collection I'm a bit partial to a paper or two, or three.....so here are my favorites from the patterns. This patterned paper,Toadilly Cool, is full of frogs wearing party hats and bringing birthday gifts tot he party. It's my fave in the new Birthday Boy collection. See the entire reveal here and enter for a chance to win!
Today is the big reveal day of the new Thankful Collection. Check it out and win-it-before-you-can-buy-it here. This colleciton is perfect for fall, Thanksgiving and everyday home & family projects. I named this pattern (appropriately) Homey and it's my fave within the set.
And I have a little treat for you today---we haven't revealed this collection on the Bella Blog quite yet.....but honestly....how could I NOT create a Birthday Girl collection to rival the Birthday Boy products?! No brainer, especially because girls love pink! lol. So here's a peak at my favorite pattern within the collection named, Sugar Rush.
So that's that. My emotional testament to four years of Bella Blvd, and my favorites from what's new! The new products will begin shipping very soon to your favorite local and online scrapbooking stores----so be sure to let them know!
And now....a special giveaway of sorts just for those of you that have made it this far!
Today I'm giving away all the patterned papers and cardstock stickers from each of these three new collections to ONE lucky person.
Leave a comment below sharing your favorite birthday memory; I'll pick the winner on Friday!