We are so excited to introduce you to our talented March Guest Designer, Suzy Plantamura! Let's get to know a little more about Suzy and check out the projects she created to share with us!
My name is Suzy Plantamura and I have been creating scrapbook pages and working in this industry for over ten years. I have been on several design teams including American Crafts, Maya Road, MAMBI, and I’m currently on Studio Calico’s team. I was on the Creating Keepsakes Dream Team for four years. I currently have a stamp line with My Favorite Things. I love to doodle inspirational quotes, make scrapbook pages and cards, and hang out with my family in Southern California – especially at the beach. I was super excited to be asked to be a guest designer for Bella Blvd. I have always loved their products as they are exactly my scrapbook style – colorful, whimsical, and fun.
"Laugh", by Suzy Plantamura.
For my first layout, I wanted to use a photo I had from a year ago when I attended a retreat for the Studio Calico design team. It makes me laugh every time I look at it as I am laughing so hard! I used a green, yellow, and turquoise color scheme. The large chipboard letters were perfect for the title. I layered some papers behind the photo and then started applying the embellishments.
There were so many cute ones to choose from that matched my theme! I love how easy this page came together with all the star stickers and cute words and phrases. Some washi tape along the top and bottom edge finished it off perfectly!
"Doughnuts", by Suzy Plantamura.
For this layout, I went with a color scheme that isn’t what I usually scrap with – reds, yellows and navy blue. I wanted to use watercolor and mists and do a more trendy look on the background of the layout.
I added mist drops and tilted the paper and let them run down it. I added some of the 4x6 project life cards behind the photos and used lots of stickers and cut out pieces of paper for embellishments.
The black and white doodles are from a paper that was part of a Studio Calico kit recently and I can’t get enough of it! Stephanie does the cutest doodles ever and they are so fun to use on layouts! I loved the contrast of the darker, more serious colors with the funky doodles and playful products.
"Girls Are Sweet", by Suzy Plantamura.
I went with three totally different color schemes for these three layouts and this one is my favorite! I love scrapping with pinks and teals and Bella Blvd is full of products in these colors! It was very easy to pull together this totally girly page with the gorgeous papers and stickers.
I added some more of my cut out images from the black and white doodle paper. I finished it off with sequins. I couldn’t have found better products to work with these funky girly photos from my daughter’s birthday party!
I just LOVED working with the Bella Blvd. products for these layouts. I could have made so many more with all the fun choices! Each of my layouts is totally different yet so me! Thanks Bella Blvd for having me as the guest designer this month!