I am so sad that I am unable to attend CHA (Craft and Hobby Association). I have gone to the past 2 and am hooked on the idea seeing all of the new product up close and personal, as well as meeting the people behind the brands. It's eye candy overload, I tell you! I'm going on a cruise next month and couldn't fathom leaving my kiddos for so many days back to back, so I made a sacrifice. :) I figure I can always go to the larger show in January right.
Luckily for me, I have once again been given the opportunity to play with brand spanking new Bella Blvd products before they hit the market!!! Yippee! Oh.my.goodness. Stephanie has done it again! With 6 new lines debuting at CHA, there's definitely something for every scrapper, altered artist, and card maker!!
I worked with 4 different lines: Lovey Dovey, Socialite, One Fall Day, and Hello Beautiful!
This layout, Beautiful Sisters, was created with Lovey Dovey and is my favorite project because the photo is of my mom and her sister. I have 7 Aunts, but my mom has been extremely close to this one all of her life.
I wanted this layout to be very feminine. I added ribbon and lace, rhinestones and pearls, butterflies and handmade flowers. I just adore that pink script patterned paper, too!
I sprayed the white cardstock tag with Grapefruit Luminarte Paints Radiant Rain shimmering spritz and then stamped it with my favorite script stamp.
I coated the alphabet stickers with stardust stickles and the popped the "beautiful" sticker up on foam Zapdots.
This large gray butterfly is actually from the Hello Beautiful line, but I loved how well it matched this line, so I added it! :)
Close-up of my handmade flowers
This next layout was created with Socialite. This line is so stinking fun! I can't wait to see all of the party/New Year's/GNO projects using these papers, sprouting up all over the 'net.
I *heart* that little black dress and wanted to make it the highlight, so I popped it up on some Zapdots and added a little stickles and bling.
I made this scalloped border by punching out small circles and aligning them along the border. I added a rhinestone to each one...what's a Girl's Night Out project without lots of bling?
close-up of the dress
I like how the new lines coordinate with the existing alphabet stickers and Blooms A Bella flowers.
This card was made using One Fall Day. In my book, teal+orange+brown=fabulousness!! I love this color combination!! Very fun for Fall!
The next 2 projects were created using Hello Beautiful! This line absolutely screams happiness!
I added tiny buttons coated with turquoise stickles to the tree.
This is my Just Because... mini album. It's full of photos of my 2 favorite scrap subjects and loaded with "words of wisdom" and a personalized note for them.
Every single project on this page was adhered using Helmar Adhesives.
I hope you have enjoyed getting a sneak peek at some of the projects that will be on display in Bella Blvd's booth. Check out their blog periodically to see what the other Artistas have created!
Until next post...happy scrapping!