Happy Friday blog readers! This week has been a long and busy one here at Bella, and I'm thankful for a weekend of fun to come. A little update for everyone....
Bella Blvd's CHA release is currently shipping!!
The product has been shipping throughout the month of February, and will continue for as long as need be! I must admit I totally underestimated the amount of time it takes to pack and ship. What a task! Rest assured, the small but powerful Bella team is plugging away. The store locator is being updated regularly so be sure to check it if your on the hunt for Bella goodies!
2 creative projects to show you today. Both using the SweetCelebration birthday collection. One super cute mini album by Beth recording a youngster's 5th birthday party!
and this bright layout celebrating a 23rd birthday.
I love that about Sweet Celebration, it can be used for birthdays young and "old!"
With the current economic hard times our country is facing, it's good to know there is a solution to making your current product stash last even longer! A big trend in current magazines and online galleries is the use of scraps. Using bits and pieces of sticker sheets, paper scraps, buttons, brads, ribbons and more make the birthday layout below a a quick solution.
Bella Blvd challenges you to create a layout with your scraps! Stretch those supplies! Use those shnibbles (is that a word?!) of ribbon in the bottom of your jars!
When designing the Bella Blvd collections we try to streamline approx. 2-4 colors throughout all the products. This way mixing and matching some of the patterns from different sets is super easy. Not only are some of the colors shared, but also there are versatile patterns and sticker pieces within each collection. Some patterns can be used for everyday layouts and craft projects.
Take Sweet Celebration for example. Wendy created this layout with winter photos (notice the christmas tree in the background!) Titled, "Favorites of You," Wendy chose her favorite winter photos of her daughter, added Bella's versatile stickers ("favorites" and the striped tab) to create a non-birthday themed layout.
Last Friday Bella Blvd presented at a local elementary school's Career Day event. The fourth through eighth graders had all heard of scrapbooking and most of them raised their hands when I asked if their mothers or relatives scrapbooked. How cool is that!? The students created this Valentine's cad in just 10 minutes. Our brand new Sweet Celebration collection is perfect for scrappin' those Valentine's memories and special people.
And what an honor for Bella Blvd to sponsor Moxie Fab World Blog by Paper Crafts Magazine. Check out their Bella Blvd review today.....and there's a giveaway!
CupCards To Go is an online card kit club. The lovely Cassonda chose Bella Blvd's Family Tree collection for the February Kits. Her Design team has made the most beautiful cards to inspire the CupCards customers. You can read all about the kit club here, and see Feburary's kit here!
This morning Cassonda sent me images of their work. Holy cats, you've got to check this out! How talented are her girls! Here are some of my favorite from the bunch!
Not much Family Tree papers on this one....but she used the paper slug as an embellishment! What a great idea for cards!
You can see the rest of the Design Team's cards here! Great job ladies! You made my day!
about staples on your scrapbooking layouts? Personally, I *love* them, but I have so many friends that do not want them anywhere near their layouts or workspace. I love using staples to create layers and texture.
Congratulations ladies! I will be in touch soon! I decided to choose 8 new Artistas instead of 6 because there were just so many great submissions. For those of you that aren't on the list, thank you so much for submitting to our call. Your entries were all so very inspiring! And for those that are just learning about Bella Blvd, no worries, there will be more Bella Artista calls in the future!