It's been a while since we had a special guest designer around here, with all of the CHA activitiy going on. We wanted to make sure our next guest was able to work with our brand new collections, and I think you're going to love what she came up with. With that said, I am excited to introduce to you our August Guest Designer, Shelly Jaquet!
Hello everyone! My name is Shelly Jaquet, and I am so excited to be a guest here on the Bella Blvd blog this month. I have always been a fan of the bright fun colors and playful patterns that Bella Blvd creates. The papers are just too perfect when documenting my two little ones’ memories.
Here is a little about myself. I am a civil engineer turned stay-at-home-mamma to two little ones, Elsie and Sam. Along with my husband, Chris, we are raising them in the beautiful town of Medina, Ohio. I began scrapbooking in the spring of 2001 after graduating from college. I am mostly known to do double-pagers, although every once and awhile I will push the creative envelope and knock out a single page. Cards are a must when it comes to getting my creative mo-jo flowing. I currently design for My Mind’s Eye and Becky Higgins Project Life. I have been published in Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Cards Magazine, BHG Scrapbooks Etc, and Simply Handmade.
“Summer Awesome-ness”, by Shelly Jaquet.
How could I not create a summer page with these papers? The colors of Bella Blvd’s beautiful papers just screamed summer to me! I have a scrapbook going for each of my children, and with each passing season, I love to compile a summary page to showcase all of the fun things we did. This is last year’s summer in a nutshell for my son, Sam. I like to keep things simple with one big block of lots of little pictures along with a few favorites sized a little larger.
I am pretty sure my favorite sheet of pattern paper from all three collections had to be the Daily Details sheets. When I saw the “Awesome-ness” card, I squealed. It’s the little things in life, right!? It would be the perfect spot for journaling, and I really wanted to make it part of my title too. I trimmed off the “Today’s List of” saying and transformed it into a tag making it the perfect home for my journaling. Using my Silhouette, I cut my title out of cardstock and placed it alongside the journaling.
I have a confession, I have a slight phobia when it comes to thick embellishments, but the Baby Blooms were just too cute to pass up. I got my scissors out, snipped the thread holding them together, and bam; they were flat and perfect for layering and adding texture without lots of bulk.
The cute Captions stickers were the perfect little something to fill up and embellish the empty space.
“July 08 – July 14 2013”, by Shelly Jaquet.
Like I said earlier, the Daily Details pattern papers are just awesome! I have been doing a Project Life style album since 2009. So when I saw these papers, I had to pull out my album and complete my next week using them, which just happened to be in July. Yep, perfect papers for documenting summer.
Since I filled up my 3x4 pockets with pictures and memorabilia, I used the 4x6 “Update Status” card for journaling the first half of the week. Adding a label sticker from the Bookplates to the “Captured” card made for a perfect title card for the week.
Then, it was on to my favorite card from the Daily Chevies collection. That card just makes me happy looking at it. Great for when you don’t have a lot to say, because it says it all for you.
“Hello Happiness … Happy Birthday” card, by Shelly Jaquet.
Okay, by now you guys can really see the love affair I have with the Daily Details pattern papers. Right? They really do make your pages and cards come together in a snap. The best part is that even though they are premade and ready for you to use, they are so easy to customize and make them your own too.
With summer winding down and the kids heading back to school, I am sure you have lots of summer memories to document and record. I hope I have inspired you today to pull those pictures out and get scrapping. Thank you for stopping by today, and a big thank you to Laura and Stephanie for giving me the opportunity to share with all of you today!