Hard to believe that Christmas has one-month-past. I'm proud to say that I have completed my December Daily. I just had a really hard time photographing and posting it all during the month of December with preparing for the CHA show. Here's the best family photograph we go this year, our first married Christmas and Mr. & Mrs.
Would you still be interested in seeing posts of my December Daily Album 2013? Or are you over it? Let me know...
Printing a favorite photo in a super big size always makes a great impact. This photo of my brother-in-law Dan with his daughter Lauren during her first swim was just priceless so I printed it as 12x12" and it became the base of my layout.
Just a few embellishments in the negative space of the photograph is all it needed to finish it off. Crochet Hearts (Bella Blvd) and some punched paper hearts, floating up the right side of the layotu.
And some strips of Bella Blvd Designer Washi Tapes, mixed with a sticker font combination (from Doodlebug and Jillibean Soup) for my title, and wha-la!
Let Bella Blvd inspire your creativity this weekend! Happy scrappin'!
Today I have a fun little combinations of both
Here's a funny photo I captured a couple weekends ago at my girlfriend's house. Look at my tiny little car next to that big honker of a truck....
Create a funny caption for the photo---leave in the comments below and you could win....
I have one more Scraps Box left over from the "Not-So-Spring-Cleaning Giveaway" at the Bella studios. (Click here to see the previous post)
Just create a caption for the silly photo above! I'll choose the most clever, or my favorite and announce the winner to receive this nearly 10 pound box of randomness! Winner will be chosen and announced on Monday!
I've been meaning to share this photo for quite some time now...because every time I look at it I just start crackin' up. During a fun antiques shopping trip in April, Allyson and I got a bit silly when spotting some-very-random "finds" in the Third Ward....
(Photo compliments of Jennifer Edwardson!)
Wishing you a wonderful Saturday---hopes it's sunny!
Our vacation in Puerto Rico recently was wonderful. Here's one of my favorite photos from the week. I can't wait to share with you more from my visit at The Scrapbook Gallery, and the short vacation that followed. I'm still editing pictures....very soon I'll have more to share....
Steven and I spent quite a few hours a last weekend de-weeding and mulching this flower bed. This photo is the "before" photo --- where you can see the weeds and sticks and old disintegrating mulch. Focus on the pretty green people okay! This is exciting, it's warming up around here ;)
As we finish up the mini "planting" project next weekend I'll share with you the after shots!
Now, I hope you're checking blogs on your ipad while at the park or on your front porch! If not...get outside...enjoy some sun and spark your creativity!
I've got to keep you on your feet! And, as a creative person, change is good. It rejuvenates my mind and soul & gets me excited! It's definitely a creative thing.
Lately, I've been super inspired finding new blogs & creative ideas. I thought to myself,
"self, it's time to refresh the blog with some new features."
Blogs are personal, right? No matter how you spin it I am me--and "ME" is Personal. Sentimental. Emotional. That's why I want to make this blog "more me". Does that make any sense or am I rambling?? I'm not saying I'm going to be crying telling you my entire life story & daily dramas, but I do want to share more about who I am, my life and interests (including scrapbooking of course, but not limited to.)
With all that said I've come up with some new features you'll start to see around here on a regular basis:
I'll explain a little bit more about each feature as they come up...and every single week won't be the same....but if there is wedding stuff....it will appear on a wednesday. These features are also now in the "categories cloud" on the sidebar if you ever want to search for posts tagged specifically.
As usual I'll be including random DIY's, Single & double page scrapbooking layouts, health & fitness updates and more! If there's every anything you'd like to see around here, be sure to email me or leave suggestions below by entering a comment.
Welcome to a breath of fresh air around here ;)
And last but not least, it's time to announce the randomly chosen winner from Thursdays Sophisticates Chipboard Giveaway!
Congratulations to Sandi Pressley who wrote, "
Love the fun quilt feel this layout has. I love Bella Blvd. and appreciate the chance to win some goodies."
Be sure to email me with your mailing address and I'll ship you the goodies right away!
Ciao! Ciao! I'm Stephanie, also known as Bella! I'm the designer and owner of Bella Blvd, a fabulous scrapbooking company located in the sweet little town of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. For as long as I can remember I've loved drawing, crafting and creating handmade gifts and cards.