Hi! My name is Gina, and some of you might know me as myfrogprince on some forums. I am so honored to be your guest designer at Bella Blvd. for the month of October!
I started scrapbooking back in 1996 when supplies were limited. Back then it was mostly stickers, decorative scissors and colored cardstock. It has been so fun to watch this industry change and grow over the years and grow with it. I am passionate about scrapbooking and photography and I love sharing it with others. I have been fortunate enough to study photography and work with Canon as a Special Projects Representative to train store employees in digital photography. I currently enjoying being on a few design teams while I share my love for scrapbooking and photography with others.
I love the Addison collection so much! The bright and trendy colors and designs are just perfect for scrapping photos of my teenage daughter. The look of the Addison collection fits her personality so much! To create the large X's on my layout I simply used my paper trimmer to cut my papers into strips and then used a tiny attacher to staple them into X's. Easy peasy and oh so fun!
Addison: Paper Pad, Fundamentals, Washi Stickers, Enamel Dots: Blueberry
I'm a big fan of patterned papers, and I love using lots on my pages! For this layout I chose papers from both the Addison and Bright and Brave collection. I love how well the pieces in both collections go well together. I specifically wanted to include the bible journaling paper because my daughter is a child of God and I am so proud of where she is in her personal walk right now. To create my background I layered strips of patterned papers (at an angle) against a white cardstock background. I added some drops of pink spray mist and a few enamel hearts. I also used some paper pieces and a strip of washi to finish up my page.
Addison: Curfew Paper, Free Spirit Paper, Fierce Paper, Daily Details Paper, Washi Stickers, Bright And Brave: Bible Journaling Paper, Geared Up For Jesus Paper, Paper Pieces, Enamel Hearts: Hey Sugar Sugar
Fall is my favorite season and I absolutely love Halloween and creating anything Halloween related.The Spooktacular collection is filled with lots of cute patterns that are perfect for documenting your spooky memories. To create my layout I started with a cut file from The Cut Shoppe (called Full Circle) and cut out my big design using the Bright And Brave Epistles paper. Then I backed my cut file with different papers from the Spooktacular pad. I added a few drops of black ink across my page and added my photo and title. I chose a black and white photo to really bring out the colors of the papers in the design. I added some super cute paper pieces, tabbies, stickers and enamel dots to complete my design.
Spooktacular: Paper Pad, Fundamentals, Paper Pieces, Tabbies, Bright And Brave: Epistles Paper, Enamel Dots: Guacamole
I can't let Halloween pass without making a Halloween card. The papers in the Spooktacular paper pad are perfect for this because they are already sized to a smaller scale to fit well with cardmaking. On my card design my love for patterned papers and washi came together. I simply trimmed my papers and washi strips at an angle before adhering them down on my card front. I used my sewing machine to add a little bit of machine stitching to my design then used foam adhesive squares to make my paper pieces come to life. I added a small bell pepper enamel dot to finish off my card.
Spooktacular: Paper Pad, Washi Stickers, Paper Pieces, Enamel Dots: Bell Pepper
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Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us this month, Gina!
Your projects are inspiring!
To check out Gina and more of her work, you can find her
in all of these places on inter web! :)
American Crafts Design Team 2016
Crate Paper Design Team 2016
Citrus Twist GraceBox Design Team 2016
Shimelle Laine Design Team 2016