July 8, 2014

Bella Boulevard

Back in May I was asked to be a guest blogger for Bella Blvd. I was excited, because I love color and Bella does it really well!

The first thing I pulled out to work with is the Lucky Starz collection. A rainbow of color and stars in 8 beautiful shades - perfect for this idea of a stitched page I had:
I chose the colors that would best complement the photo and then set on handstitching color coordinated x's in between layers of patterned paper. This adds a little whimsical touch, texture and underlines the color.

The photo is one of my favorites from our trip to Disney this Spring. The Dumbo ride has been completely redone and I was thrilled - but the look on Nico's face, yeah...not so much. I laugh every time I look at it. The journaling reflects on how I remember bringing him on this ride at 10 months old and how fascinated he was with it all. Now, Mom is the only one with her hands in the air!
My second page focused on the Bella boy-themed line, Max. The all-over shark print caught my eye and I decided to base the page on this patterned. 

I stacked the photos, layers of patterned paper, stickers, die cuts and enamel dots all on the center of the page and overlapped them to create a strong focal point. The rest of the layout is pretty straightforward and linear. This is a really simple and easy design base that I keep coming back to over and over again.

Thanks to Stephanie and Laura over at Bella Blvd for giving me the chance to create with their colorful, cool designs!


  1. Beautiful work, I love how you used the gray on top of all the color in the firs layout! Just lovely!!

  2. Such awesome pages!! I LOVE the bright colors and the stitching in the first layout looks fabulous!!

  3. Awesome colourful layouts, with your usual attention to detail and creativity :-)

  4. These are fabulous Nancy! I love the idea of the stitching on the first one and the colors/design of the second page. Just fabulous looking pages!

  5. Fantastic colors and design!

  6. These are fantastic, so bright and fun! Love how the title overlaps the photo on the second page. I'm off to check out the Max collection! I cam here via the GG linky paty by the way :-)

  7. Fabulous layouts! I love the bright colors.