Thursday, July 29, 2010

Final layouts for CHA

Here are my final layouts that I did for Bella at CHA. The first layout is of Nicholas and Gracie. She adores him, and he usually returns the affection even though it may not look that way in this picture. I used the new Lovey Dovey stinkin' cute! (sorry for the glares)
This next line is completed using the Hello Beautiful line. I thought I was going to have the most difficulties using this line, but to my surprise, it turns out to be one of my favorites! This is a layout of my nephew, Ean and his buddy, Parker. They are like two peas in a pod. Stop back tomorrow for a couple altered projects.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHA Layouts - day 2

The second day of CHA came to an end. I can't tell you all the fun inspiration I saw at the show and I have over 600 pictures to proove it. I just love looking at all the new product and can't wait to get my hands on it all!!

Below are two more layouts I did for Bella Blvd. The first layout is of my niece, Taylor, using Socialite. The colors in this line are amazing and so it!

This next line was done using One Fall Day. This is of my daughter, Alyssa, and her friend, Brittney at the pumpkin farm. There are so many patterns to choose from. I had a difficult time deciding what papers to use. It's a little busy, but I like it. See you tomorrow for a couple more layouts!

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Bella Layouts!

This is a super late post, but as promised, here are the first two layouts I did using the new Bella Blvd lines. The first is made using Sunny Happy Skies. I'm loving the bright colors in this line. I created a couple other fun things that I will be showing the end of the week using the same line! These are four of my goofy daycare kids hammin' it up! That's Nicholas, Logan, Abby and Alexis having a good ole' time sunbathing.I love this next line. In fact, I've never seen a school collection that I've liked so much. I'm especially excited about this paper because I got to see this paper during the printing process. Get a load of all that paper (sorry about the picture quality, it was taken with my phone)!! I was absolutely amazed at the presses and the entire process. I even got a few freebies...thanks, Stephanie! The layout I made using the new Midterm paper line is of my future son-in law, Jose (that sounds so weird). This paper is perfect for grade school and right up through college. Don't forget to stop on by tomorrow for more layouts.

Sneaky Peaks!!!

CHA is Here!!!!! So, yesterday I was at CHA helping Stephanie set up the Bella booth. What a process! I've always been on the receiving end, shopping for product for the Scrapbook Store. So, this was a blast, getting to see all the "behind the scenes" stuff. I'm amazed as to how everything comes together. Stephanie and Robin are incredible...brilliant! Gail and I were pretty-much "Gofers", but it was so worth it! I can't wait to see how it all looks tomorrow. If you are lucky enough to attend, stop by the Bella Booth (you'll know it cuz it's the cutest booth there) booth number 621.

I created a bunch of projects for the booth, so this week I will be showing them all off, so don't forget to stop back each day this week for a new reveal! Here's a few sneaks. Stay tuned for full reveal beginning tomorrow.

Friday, July 16, 2010


WOW!!! If you havn't gone on the Bella Blvd. blog in a while, hop on over and check out all the sneek peeks of the new releases!!!! They are fantastic, and I can't wait to show you what I've created with them! Here's just a smidge of what Bella has in store. To see more go here!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

"Read All About It"!!!!

We want to expand our Bella family!!!! Please go to the Bella Studio Blog for details on how you can become the next Bella Artista!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Boom Boom Pow!!!

We had a fabulous 4th of July, as usual...and we managed to somehow keep the neighbors quiet this year. We usually have at least one neighbor complain about our fireworks display, not because of the display itself, but because of the noise. Most of my neighbors have dogs that I guess go apes**t when they hear the bangs and booms. Well, my friend Penny said it best when she said that we have to listen to their dogs bark at all hours 365 days of the year, so they can put up with us one day of the year!

This year, along with Bob and Carole, Jose's Mom and Dad joined us. We had yummy shiskabobs on the grill, a little pool fun, fire pit, and a pretty nice fireworks display, despite the few raindrops and big winds at times.

Here's a few of the explosives Alyssa and I bought...they had a sale :) - I am unable to upload the video to blogger and I'm so bummed about that! Since I was taking video, I didn't get any stills of the fireworks so, you'll have to take my word that the fireworks were awesome!!! I can't wait for next year!

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Winner is...


Toodie Said;
Congrats on your new shop. And such a cute name. I love the kits you offer! ...

Congratulations, Toodie! Please email me any questions and your mailing address at I will get your kits out to you as soon as you visit my shop and let me know the kit numbers (2) you'd like!

Thanks everyone else for the kind words and well-wishes!