Last year, when we were choosing our new Design Team, we had a group of talented designers that we just couldn't pass up. So we added a special team of On-going Guest Designers that have been joining us here on the blog throughout the past, along with the rest of our Design Team. We have loved having them here, sharing their gorgeous layout and card designs with everyone. Today, we are featuring three of those designers for their last round of projects. Let's check out what Stacey Michaud, Sarah Klemish, and Kryssi Ng have created for us this month.
Hi all! My name is Stacey Michaud. I am a teacher during the day and an avid scrapbooker by night! I use the creative process to keep my sanity and record my stories. Paper serves as my muse and I love gaining inspiration from the products around me. I like to call my style clean and linear with a twist. Journaling is a must for me. I have been blessed enough to be published in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes and Memory Makers magazine as well as several idea books!
“Count Your Blessings”, by Stacey Michaud.
I loved the Count Your Blessings sentiment on the Chip Essentials pieces and thought it fit my photos perfectly. It triggered the idea of putting a variety of numbers along the side of the layout. I simply mixed alphabets and placed them randomly. I think it gives the simple layout a bold touch. I also tucked the Tall Tag saying under my photos to add more typography and sentiment to the layout.
Winter Wonderland: Blizzard; Baby Girl: Pretty in Pink; Sophisticates: Chip Essentials, White Numbers, Tall Tags; Family Dynamix: Cute Cuts; Sunshine & Happiness: Sunny Side Up, Petal Power; Spring Flings & Easter Things: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Baby Boy: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Baby Blooms a Bella: Champagne
“The Next Generation”, by Stacey Michaud.
The photo on this layout is so meaningful to me. It was taken at a reunion my family had with all of my husband's college friends. Since it took place in the summer, I wanted the layout to be bright and happy. It also gave me the idea to create the sunrays. I created the rays by combing patterned paper, flag banners, and sentiment stickers. The papers on this layout came from many different collections. I simply looked for common colors and pulled it all together with a stripe.
Socialite: Cute Cuts; Spring Flings & Easter Things: A Tisket a Tasket, Sunny Sundays; Sophisticates: Short Stories, Chipboard Essentials; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Oreo; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Baby Girl: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniature Stickers; Midterm: Alpha+Bits Stickers
In the scrapbook world I am known as “Sarahak”, in the real world I am Sarah Klemish (wife, mother, daughter, sister). I still remember the first Creative Memories class I took 10 years ago – cardstock and pictures cut in funky shapes! I still treasure those layouts but since then my style has changed. I am typically what is known as a “simple” scrapper. Straight lines, white space and sewing, that sums it up. I am currently designing for Creative Memories (talk about coming full circle)! I have been published in Scrapbook Trends and was on the Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbook Etc. team for a year. Love the hobby, love the people and love being asked to participate on fun projects! Thanks Bella Blvd!
"Max at 14", by Sarah Klemish.
I started with a white cardstock background and a large photo. After layering some pattern paper across the bottom I added strips of pattern paper and vellum under the edges of my picture. I cut the title out using my Cameo, and added a few banner embellishments on the top left side of the photo. I printed my journaling on vellum and sewed it down. I added some confetti and a doily for fun!
Birthday Boy: Toadilly Cool, Borders, Eat Cake, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Button Market: Orange Stars
“This Smile”, by Sarah Klemish.
I started with a white cardstock background that I splattered with black ink. I used my Cameo to cut out the circle accent and the title conversation bubble. I added several pattern paper circles in my circle accent. I added pattern paper behind the "smile" in the conversation bubble. After added two pictures I placed a scallop border sticker on the top and bottom of the layout. I used tape on the large picture. Super fast and easy!
Birthday Girl: Party Dress, Miles of Smiles, Sugar Rush, Borders, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Punch Chevron
I'm Kryssi Ng, and I live in NYC with my husband and two little girls. I started doodling and drawing at a young age and pursued an education in fine arts. That lifelong passion eventually led me into the world of paper crafting and graphic designing. Most of my waking hours are dedicated to tending to my family but on the small window of free time on some days -- you can find me in my room making cards (and sometimes scrapbooking a layout) or tinkering around with Photoshop/Illustrator. Anything but cleaning!
“So Blessed”, by Kryssi Ng.
I had this stack on old pumpkin picking pictures sitting there for the longest! I love how versatile all the Bella Blvd collections are. The tones all seem to fit together from one line to another. I pieced together yellows, oranges, and greens from the assorted collections and it was easy peasy! A little stamping for added details completed the layout.
Sunshine & Happiness: Sunny Side Up, Borders; Spring Fling & Easter Things: Sunny Sunday, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Mom's Bouquet; Family Dynamics: Just Write Journaling Stickers
“First Xmas”, by Kryssi Ng.
We get a lot of photo cards during the holidays. In an effort to cherish them, I've decided to scrap them! Like this here of my godson! I didn't want it to get lost in a pile of random photos and cards. I love that the lines I used were not too girly or kiddie for this super cute boy!
Sunny Happy Skies: Pandaland; Winter Wonder: Ski Slopes, Alpha+Bits Stickers; All Inclusive: Bookin' on the Beach