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!
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.
Hey, Bella fans! Missy here, and I’m so excited to share a new layout and process video with you today. I love creating mixed media layouts, and the new Illustrated Faith Watercolors are perfect for adding that extra bit of interest to a project. There are 12 small pans in this set, and the colors are just beautiful. I was inspired by the Free Spirit feather paper in the new Addison collection. I decided to create my own feathers, so I cut some on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. Before peeling them off the cutting mat, I used the watercolors to paint them. I left some of them white and used papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad to back the open spots. They made the perfect background design for my layout.
"Your Wings Already Exist, All You Have To Do Is Fly", by Missy Whidden.
One of the popular trends for using watercolors these days is the packaging technique. I added some paint to some scrap plastic, turned it over and smooshed it down onto my cardstock. It naturally creates a really neat watercolor look, and you don’t get the brush stroke effect. I did this to create some interest and color peeking out from behind all the feathers and my photo. My photo is a perfect match for the Addison collection because of the colors in my daughter’s shirt. Plus I found a really awesome quote on Pinterest for my title, and it ties into the feather theme really nicely.
One of my favorite things about the new Bella lines you get really cool patterns and beautiful solids. Backing cut files like these feathers allows you to use lots of patterns & colors without it being too overwhelming. Another fun new addition to the Bella embellishments are the fun Tabbies. I added one to the right side of my photo.
Look at how pretty the watercolors turned out on these feathers! The colors are very rich and beautiful, and the more you layer them, the richer the color gets. I also added some splatters. I also used a few of the new Illustrated Faith stamps here. I used some pink ink from my stash and stamped “believe” in a few places on the layout.
This cute arrow is also from that Icon stamp set. The Paper Pieces in the Addison set are so fun…this “awesome” piece was the perfect fit & color for this area of my page. I love how some of the Bella staples match these new collections, like these dark blue Enamel Hearts. I used a few of those around the layout.
Another fun new embellishment is the Washi Stickers pack. That cute heart is a washi heart! So adorable. There are also washi strips, and I used a piece of one as a layer under my photo. Here you can also see where I did some machine stitching through some of the feathers. It’s very subtle but still gives some added detail and texture.
There’s the yellow & white striped washi strip I mentioned. I stuck it to some white cardstock, cut it out and used it as a layer. I love this quote, and I just had to use it for my title. I mixed and matched some of the Fundamental Cardstock Stickers with some Tiny Text alphas, and I used my computer to print out the rest. I added my journaling right under the title as well as another washi sticker.
I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try with the new watercolors & new collections! There are some really awesome patterns, colors & images in all the collections that are truly inspiring. It’s fun to go through it all and see what jumps out at you.
Here’s my process video for this layout. I show you all the colors in Shanna’s Favorites Watercolors and how I used them on my layout. I hope you enjoy!
Hi there friends! Are you all settled into the fall weather, pumpkin spice everything and cozy sweaters? Here in the pacific northwest we are well on our way!
Fall is one of my favorite times to be crafty and worship Jesus in color through bible journaling!! Today I wanted to share of my favorite supplies that I pull when I am working through a kit.
Our bible journaling kits come with some AMAZING supplies but when I get a new kit I always love to pull additional supplies out of my stash to have on hand and together with the kit!
If I had to pick just three items to pair with my monthly kit (and seriously you are twisting my arm here because I love them all!!!)
Paper Pieces (especially the icons!!!) I am loving the new Bright & Brave paper pieces! Seriously HOW CUTE is that typewriter! I love keeping my entries pretty simple when I am bible journaling daily so a simple icon at the top is the perfect way to top off a little heartfelt journaling, so simple but it just makes my heart sing!
Alphabet Stickers! From the 12x12 sticker sheets to the homespun alphabet stickers I find alphas a must have as I work through a new bible journaling kit! They are great for adding titles to the top of your entries reminding you of the big take aways from that month’s devotional. When each kit arrives I pull alphabets that match well with that month’s colors and I am good to go!
3. TABBIES & Designer Clips!!!! Seriously can we talk about the tabbies & designer clips? I am smitten!!!! One of the things that I love doing after I work through each day in the devotional is adding a visual reminder to the top of my page so that as I see it peeking out of my bible later that day I can quickly remember what I was working on that day. The tabbies and designer clips are just PERFECT for this and make it so easy! MY favorite thing about the designer clips is they sit just above the paper tabbies protecting them from getting bent ( because if you are anything like me you throw your bible in your purse, in the car seat next to you, in your luggage and doesn’t sit on a bookshelf untouched ) seriously, if you haven’t checked these out yet, give them a try, you will LOVE them!
So there you have it, my top 3 goodies to pull out as I work through the latest bible journaling kits! What are yours? Do you love making a kit to work through the 14 day devotionals or do you pull supplies each day?
Hi all! Megan back with ya today to share a digital layout using a combination of the new Addison & Oh My Stars Collections (Available SOON in the Digital Shop!). I couldn't be more excited about these new collections. They are true Bella awesomeness. Yes, that's a word. Ha!
I selected a photo from my nieces' recent senior shoot and knew right away that the funky, fun Addison collection was going to be in the forefront of this design.
The photo I chose offered not only a great insight into Kenzie's determined personality and her cute little butt chin (she's gonna love me for that one - hee.), but it also provided some great white space to work with! I love using large photos on my layouts. Another reason I'm so thrilled with the digital process. It's so easy to resize them as you design rather than printing the photo first and then trying to decide whether you really want it to be that big or wish that you would have printed it bigger.
I created a vertical line of sorts by sprinkling a variety of embellishments from both the Addison & Oh My Stars collections down the left side. That's one thing I love about Bella; the collections mesh so well together.
The bright bold title becomes the focal point topped with a fun quote about the senior year of high school. So, so true. I added a bit of "stitching" by simply using the type tool and a drop shadow. So much easier than having to reset the sewing machine every time the thread breaks. LOL!
The layout is anchored by the Addison border strip and then finished off with the "Class of 2017" subtitle & stars, both from the Oh My Star collection.
I can't wait to hear what you guys are creating with the fab new Bella collections!
Digital Supplies: Addison Collection Bundle & Oh My Stars Collection Bundle (AVAILABLE SOON!)
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Hey everyone, it's Laura here to share one last layout with you. When the new collections arrived on my doorstep a week ago, I knew the first collection I wanted to play with was Oh My Stars. I'm a sucker for star patterned paper, as it's such a great fit for so many every day projects. I wanted to continue with my recent focus on sports themed layouts, and dug up some older photos of my youngest daughter on one of her softball teams.
I love to add die cut backgrounds to my pages, so I started out by die cutting an open circle background from the navy blue star patterned paper. I built my entire page on the white grid patterned paper background, so I knew the background piece would stand out great against the white. I pulled out a few additional patterned papers to incorporate into my design, all from the new collections.
I've mentioned this before, but I love to mix a cursive font along with a clean font for my titles. I often achieve this using all die cut words/alphas, along with my patterned papers. On my Bella layouts however, my go-to choice is to mix the Sienna chipboard alphas in with a die cut cursive word. In a way, I think this title work has become a signature part to almost all of my layouts. Also, I never even attempt to save the dots to my i's when I die cut words, so I always dot my eyes with a coordinating enamel dot.
I always pull my colors from my photos when it comes to choosing patterned papers. Which helps explain the pink, as Sarah had pink on her glove. I didn't want to use just black, navy blue, and green, so the pink was a nice touch of color to mix in. I wanted to add the "shoot for the stars" designer clip to the page, and while I couldn't clip it to my journaling block, tucking it behind it worked just as well.
I adhered my photos along the bottom of the page, adding a few small strips of patterned paper in as well to add some more color. I also tore off small pieces of the navy blue washi sticker (from the Alex collection) to add where the photos overlapped.
If you're like me and have lots of sports photos that need document, check out the new Oh My Stars collection, as you're almost guaranteed to find a color to match those photos!
Oh My Stars: Blueberry Stars, Borders, Fundamentals, Colorful Designer Clips; Addison: Curfew; Alex: Washi Stickers; IF Bright & Brave: Thank You Jesus, Borders; Family Dynamix: Quadrants; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; High Five Alpha: Black-White; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars; Enamels: Oreo Black
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Thanks so much, Laura for sharing your talents with us, one last time!
As my journaling reads . . . it happened! The first bone fracture in our family! Of course being the documenter that I am, I had to record the story in my scrapbooking! And there was no better time to document how tough my 5-year-old boy was than with the brand new Alex collection from Bella Blvd!
Let me tell you that I like to “get to know” a collection before I use it! Weird I know! So after spending some time sorting through the papers, digging through the paper pieces, tabbies and clips, I already had a favourite pattern that I *had* to include and pulled out a few of the bits and pieces that would suit my layout!
I stuck to a mostly blue and grey/black color scheme with some fun pops of red and color! Before I even started the layout I knew I wanted to incorporate the new Illustrated Faith Homespun Alpha stamps as my title. I grabbed some navy ink and my title stamped beautifully! They really are dream stamps to work with!
I easily added the rest of my title right over the top of my stamping with some small alphabet stickers.
While I was in the stamping zone, I also pulled out a couple of stamps from the Illustrated Faith Icons and Elements sets to add some detail to my background. I used quite a soft grey ink so it’s kind of hard to see in the photos but I wanted some of the cross background pattern peeking out here and there and the stamped arrows were a great accent!
Most of the layouts embellishing is around that centre photo strip but I added a small section to the top edge of the layout to balance it out.
Now don’t get me wrong, I hope I never have to document such an event of my son’s again BUT I am just so thrilled with how this layout turned out! A great mix of grunge meets scrapbooking and just perfect for this layout about my big, tough boy!
Supplies: Alex: Borders, Daily Details, Killin’ It, Fundamentals, Designer Clips, Paper Pieces, Tabbies, Washi Sticker; IF Clear Stamps: Icons, Homespun Alpha, Elements; Little Bits: White; Enamel Dots: Ice, Blueberry; Tiny Text: Fruit Punch