Can you believe that the lazy days of summer are nearly a memory!? As families prepare for school, I can't help but recall my favorite part of it all....the back-to-school shopping! New notebooks and markers and pencils, and more! But imagine if mom was cool enough to make supplies like this!
and even mini assignment notebooks too!
and check out this totally rad pencil case....
and with some help from Stickles it's so easy to jazz up those glue sticks!
Check out those pens with the coordinating patterns inside them! How clever!
Last but not least.....a graduation layout using Pack Your Bags products
ONE WEEK AND COUNTING UNTIL THE WEB SITE LAUNCH! WHO-HOOOO!!
Congratulations, I can't wait to see what you do with the product! Amy, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full address and contact information. (Subject line: PACK YOUR BAGS WINNER) Thank you to everyone that posted and entered!
Here at Bella we are preparing and counting down for the Bella Blvd web site launch. We have had several wholesale requests already, and we can't wait to begin taking orders.
The official web site launch date is:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd.
Hope you'll be there!
Here's a beautiful layout using Family Tree. And tell me that's not the cutest title,
"We Saw A Bear...Oh Way Up There!"
and a fun "I Love to Travel Tin"
Click on the images to view full photo and enlargement!
Well, it's school kick off week here at the Bella Blvd studio blog! It's hard to believe school is almost back in session. In honor of summer vacation coming to an end, we will be featuring school-related projects using Bella's collections. We want to show you how versatile the new Bella collections are. They aren't only for family and travel but can be used for several different themes! Stay tuned this week for more ideas!
There are not enough words that describe how awesome all you readers are! Bella Blvd has had an *awesome* response!
It is hard to believe that in two weeks we have reached over 30 states and 4 countries! Just amazing!
Thank you spreading the word so quickly about Bella and our products!
Now-onto our winner from Monday's blog! The randomly chosen winner is....
Shawna from Moscow, Idaho
Shawna, please send me an email at email@example.com with your full address and contact information. (subject line: FAMILY TREE WINNER)
I'm hoping today that I can answer the many many questions that have been filtering in since August 1.
Q:Will you be having a design team?
A: In the future we do plan to have a design team. However, until the design team is established Bella will be feauturing two "Bella Artistas" a month. In September, we will have a call for submissions. Please stay tuned for details and rules. Your work could be featured on our blog and our very new web site after the launch.
Q: When can I sign up to be a retailer?
A: The web site will launch in early September. As soon as the web site is life retails and online stores can sign up to be a wholesaler with Bella Blvd. Soon after you are approved, you can request order forms and catalogs. And soon after our product will be in your store(s)!
Q: When will your product be available?
A: Bella Blvd will be taking orders for Family Tree and Pack Your Bags throughout the month of September.
Q: When will your product ship to my lss?
A: Depending on when your lss places their order, shipping will begin in October 2008.
Q: Will this product be available before your first CHA show in January? I hope we don't have to wait that long!!!
A: Of course it is availabe soon! We wouldn't tease you that many months prior! Family Tree and Pack Your Bags will be available for orders soon (September). At the CHA show in January we will release more new collections for you!
Q: Will your company website be strictly wholesale or will it be retail also?
A: Wholesale in essence is retail. Bella Blvd will sell only to online stores and independent retailers worldwide.
Q: Please tell me you will be adding some stamps at some point!
A: So many questions about stamps! You'll have to wait and see! At "some point" I'm sure we will have awesome stamps! It sure is great to know the demand is out there!
Q: Would love to hear if you plan to expand the line.
A: Family Tree and Pack Your Bags are complete collections. We are constantly working on product ideas and development. If new products are added (ie. stamps) they would be a part of the newest collections as they continue to be released.
Q: Where can it be purchased?
A: Tell your lss and online scrapbook stores about Bella today! If they purchase it, then you will be able to buy it!
Q: About your label stickers - are they on a non-gloss stock?
A: The stickers will be printed on a semi-gloss stock. They will have a slight gloss finish. This means a slick writer will be necessary when writing/journaling on them.
Q: Tell me about the paper. Material? Print?
A: Bella Blvd patterned papers will be printed single-sided. The paper material is a sturdy #65 cover stock.
Q: I'm curious if you are going to have any cardstock to match the patterned papers? (Especially the Asparagus, Burnt Orange & Rust colors)
A: At this time, we do not have plans to release cardstock. Definitely something to think about for the future!
Q: Will you be exclusive to LSS and/or online and NOT the box stores?
A: Currently, Bella Blvd does not have plans to sell at any big box stores. We are focusing on the independents and online communities.
Q: Do you teach classes on location? For example, would you travel to my store for a make-n-take or meet and greet?
A: I have years of experience in teaching creative classes and would love to visit your store for either an event, a class or to host a krop. If you are interested in something like this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: EVENT REQUEST
Q: I was wondering if you could give me any input or advice about working in scrapbooking, and how to get work with manufacturers, what kinds of work you do, etc?
A: Working in scrapbooking, at least for me, is the most rewarding job in the design field. Being passionate about the actual hobby of scrapbooking will really show your passion and excitement for the work. To get work with manufacturers I would suggest looking online for job postings in the industry. Personally, I am a graphic designer. I love print, pattern and product design. That's what I LOVE!!!
If there are any additional questions, please write in and I will respond as quickly as I can.
Friday will be the last of our 6 product peeks. You will see the entire Pack Your Bags collection! And maybe, just maybe, we'll give a set of it away!
I'll leave you with some more inspiration.
**LOVE** the usage of a bible verse here as the journaling!
It reads, "On the thrid day God said let there be TREES on earth, and it was so. And God saw it, and it was good."
Warning: it's a long post today! But read all the way to the end...and you could be a winner!
Well hello there! It's the third week of the blog, do you know what that means??. . . . . . .
Great Guess! You finally get to see the entire Family Tree collection! Whooo-hooo!
Each of Bella Blvd's two debut collections will include 6 single-sided patterned papers, 1 alphabet cardstock sticker and 1 Label Additions cardstock sticker. Drum roll please......here she is......
(Leaves of A Ancestry)
(Carla in color Asparagus)
OMG! This is too exciting! It seems like I've been waiting *forever* to show this to you! I sure hope it's bringing immediate inspiration to your creative genius. If for some odd, very peculiar reason it's not, here are just a couple layouts to get those creative juices flowing...
Thank you to the Bella Artistas for your beautiful artwork! Starting in September, you'll learn much more about the fab five of the Bella Artista team! Plus, you just may be picked to be our next featured Bella Artista!
On a different note...so many questions have been pouring in through emails! The Q&A post will be on Wednesday. If you have any questions about *ANYTHING BELLA RELATED* please please email us before Wednesday: email@example.com
The web site and official debut is just a couple short weeks away! The game plan is for the web site to launch on Wednesday, September 3rd. Be there to check it out! Your local or on-line scrapbooking stores can become Bella Blvd wholesalers starting on September 3rd. Be sure to tell them all about us!
And last but not least...in celebration of previewing the Family Tree collection, we feel it would be so much fun to ***GIVE-AWAY*** a set of the product to one lucky fan out there! Leave a comment below, be sure to include your name + city + state, and I will randomly pick a winner and announce on Wednesday!!
Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks! Thank you for sharing and being a part of all this excitement!
I can't believe we are almost to the reveal! I'm so happy that everyone is loving what they see!
In addition to patterned papers, Bella will also release cardstock stickers, in both "Label Additions" and an alphabet of which we appropriately named, Carla!
Why cardstock stickers?
Because, as a scrapbooker, I find myself still going back to this most basic of products. I *love* my alpha stickers. I also love how the stickers keep my pages more flat, resulting in albums that hold even more!! Not to mention how great stickers are for smaller projects like cards and mini albums!
Here's a peek of the Label Additions for Family Tree.....
(My favorite stickers are right in the center...the soup can label stickers....they will stretch perfectly across a 4x6" photo! so yummy!)
and allow me to introduce to you, Carla!
Medium to large letters are just my fave! I hope you likey!
Have a great weekend everyone! Be sure to join us on Monday, when we will reveal the entire Family Tree collection! We'll also give away some goodies!
I've chosen two patterned papers from each collection to preview today. . .
From Family Tree:
And from Pack Your Bags:
That cloud paper just makes me so happy!!!
Stay tuned....on Friday I will show you something other than patterned paper! Who-hoo!
I also want to thank everyone once again for your emails and support. This journey is just beginning and I know with people like you I can make this happen. I feel truly blessed to have such encouraging people surrounding me. I've already made new friends from all over the world, and I can't wait to meet more! Thank you so much!