Today we have not only a few free-for-all layouts to share with you, but also a short little tutorial from one of our layout designers as well. Enjoy!
“A Little Bit Of Heaven”, by Sheri Reguly.
I love summer, and everything wonderful associated with it! We’ve been experiencing a very chilly spring in my parts of the woods, so I can’t help but dream of warmer temperatures, and sunshiny days. I couldn’t resist scrapbooking this sweet beach photo of my daughter that was taken a few years back. I choose my papers and embellishments based on the colors in my photo, as well as to reflect on the topic of my journaling.
Love And Marriage: May Eighteenth; Sand & Surf: Borders, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Engaged At Last: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sunshine & Happiness: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sophisticates: Short Stories; Flags: Summer
“Cherry Berry Love”, by Malika Kelly.
This layout started out as an 8.5x11 layout (sometimes I like to mix things up in my albums). I had 3 small photos, all of the same image, but just with different finishes and I didn't think I need that much space to scrap them. As I was creating my layout, I felt a little cramped and that I needed to expand a bit. I pulled out a 12x12 sheet of the Sophisticates line in a coordinating color, added some ink drops and let my journaling strips spill over the edge and easily turned this in to a 12x12 layout. Sometimes it is easy to start small and turn it in to something bigger as you go!
Kiss Me: Love Notes, Borders & Cute Cuts; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle McIntosh; Baby Boy: Momma's Boy; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red, Green; Designer Tape: Gray Dot; Button Market: Red Flowers, Pickle Squares
"Love That Awesome Hair", by Becki Adams.
I love the new collections from Bella because once again they are so versatile. Even though these collections are centered around engagement and marriage they also have great "b" sides that can be used in so many different ways. I chose to use them for a baby layout.
Love and Marriage: May Eighteenth, Smokeys in Love, Turner Hall Ballroom, Esther Fleming Floral, Chipboard Icons; Kiss Me: Alpha+Bits Stickers; High Five Alpha Stickers: Gulf, Pink-Red; Designer Tape: 12 mm Combo, Chevron Combo; Feathers: Cotton Candy
“So Many of My Smiles”, by Gina Lideros.
I had these bright cheerful photos that I took of my daughter at a park several years ago and I wanted to create a colorful background to match. I love Bella's new designer tapes, the palette is so happy & bright and looks great paired with the new feathers. I also created a fun colorful title out of designer tapes by first cutting my title using my Silhouette Cameo, and then layering strips of designer tapes on strips of paper and adhering behind the title.
Step 1: To create the clouds for this page I first trimmed several pieces of white cardstock just a little bit larger than the punch that I intended on using.
Step 2: I layered strips of Bella Blvd designer tapes on my cut pieces.
Step 3: Then I punched out the clouds and layered them on my page. I even save one of the cloud negatives and adhered it to my page. These make such cute embellishments.
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Banana; Designer Tapes: Polka Dot Combo, Chevron Combo, Gray Dot, Hot Pink Dot, Yellow Chevron; Feathers: Gulf, Ice; Button Market: Stars, Orange Stars, Masculine Mix