We are excited to have the ever so talented Jana Eubank here with us today, as our October Guest Designer. She has created FOUR layouts to share today, including two 2 page layouts.
Hi Bella Blvd Fans! My name is Jana Eubank and I am thrilled to be guest blogging here today at Bella Blvd. First, a little about me. I started scrapbooking 16 years ago when my husband and I got married when I wanted to record our “story” together. I had dabbled with memory keeping before, but this is when I really got serious about it. As a young mother, scrapbooking became my “best friend” while my husband worked nights. It was a great creative outlet for me and I loved that when I was finished I had a page full of memories that honored our family. I have continued to scrapbook every day and really enjoy playing around with all of the beautiful products that are available. I just love the happy, bright feeling of Bella Blvd products and am honored to share a few projects with you today.
"Sooky", by Jana Eubank.
This first page features the ADORABLE Trick or Treat collection. My very favorite holiday is Halloween, so you can probably guess that I had a blast with this one! I love the addition of blue in this collection! It really makes the other traditional Halloween colors POP!
I especially had a lot of fun using my scissors to cut out the cute little owls sitting on the branches. I sprinkled them throughout this two page spread and couldn’t resist adding the caption stickers to a few of the owls. Don’t they look like they are all sitting together having a conversation about the latest Halloween happenings in the neighborhood?! Hee!
I used one of the cut a part 4x6 cards to hold my journaling. I turned it on its side so that I could add it to the left of my photos. The card had a pumpkin on it that was now facing the wrong direction, so I used one of the die cuts to cover it up. A couple more owls finished off the bottom of the card perfectly.
On the other side of the page I used more die cuts to house my title and the year my photos were taken. I cut apart the tabbed die cut and tucked each cut side behind my photos to look as though it is a lot longer than it actually is.
"Halloween", by Jana Eubank.
This second Halloween page features my kids visiting their grandparents on Halloween night. I wanted to include lots of the cute patterns from the Trick or Treat collection, so I cut several layers to go behind my photos. Next, I tilted each layer slightly in different directions so you can get a little sneak peek of each pattern. I covered the seam in between the two photos with a few border strips cut from the border paper. I layered them together and then trimmed them to size.
The top of the photo grouping is accented with a black, scalloped border sticker, and a few of the icon and tab stickers. How cute is that little Frankenstein?!
To the right of my photo I built a grouping that includes a chipboard letter title, more layered stickers and icons, and the “Beware” 3x4 cut a part card. I had run out of letter As for the word “Halloween,” so I used the letter “V” turned upside down and then accented it with the black star sticker. I love adding shapes in place of letters in titles. It’s a fun way to carry the theme throughout the page.
"Dad & Cam", by Jana Eubank.
This next page features the adorable Daily Chevies collection. I was immediately drawn to the heart paper in this set. I cut a strip of it to go down the left side of my page and then had the idea to add dimension to it by layering a few buttons and the doily hearts on top of the hearts in the pattern. I love the way it turned out!
The journaling is contained on one of the 4x6 cut a part cards that I have tucked underneath the bottom edge of my photo. I rounded the bottom two corners and then accented it with more doily hearts and a couple of flags. So cute!
"Kindergarten Program", by Jana Eubank.
Every time I take pictures of my kids at their school programs they turn out a little dark and dreary due to the indoor lighting conditions. The Playtime collection really helps to brighten up my photos and convey the happy childhood vibe that I really wanted on this page.
I ran the darling floral paper across both pages and then added a green scallop strip underneath. I cut a section of red gingham paper to serve as a border in between the two patterns. To add more interest to the yellow background, I inserted some of the yellow Daily Chevies paper. The change in scale between the two yellow patterns makes this area a little more detailed that it would have been otherwise.
I used my Cameo machine to cut out a layered oval to hold my title. I embossed the background with a polka dot embossing folder to give it a bit of texture. The mixed colors of the letter stickers are so playful and fun. They just make me happy! Oh, who am I kidding … everything on this layout makes me happy!
The buttons are so cute! I love the little bit of shine they add around this page.
I hope you enjoyed my projects today … I had such a great time creating them! Thank you again to Bella Blvd. for giving me the opportunity to play with their darling collections! I had a blast! If you would like to see more of my work, I hope you will visit me sometime at my blog!