Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bella Blvd Rainbow Scrapbook Layout

I love combining all the colors!!! Bella Blvd's Legacy line is packed with products in all the colors!  Here's what I created recently using a combination of Plaids & Dotty, Heart Hugs, and Word Salad Stickers!
Rainbow Scrapbook Layout for Bella Blvd by Christine Meyer
For lots of people they want a legacy to leave behind.  In our house part of our legacy, is caring for each other in a loving marriage through the good and bad!  So what better products to use to showcase that legacy than our Legacy products?  Within the Legacy products you can find - lots of color, lots of words, and lots of versatile products!

To kick things off I picked an non-traditional piece of patterned paper for my layout - I used the front page from the Plaids & Dotty Collection. You know, the one that comes in the paper pack and has the exclusive patterned paper on the back.  I cut off all the branding details and just used the plaids and dots!  I loved that it had all the colors included in it and was all lined up.  It made a really nice backdrop for my colorful picture!

My title was a little trickier to come up with - so many great choices available!  In the end I opted for combining the acrylic "Sweet" with letter stickers from Illustrated Faith.

Seeing as I couldn't resist pulling in all the colors of the rainbow for my patterned paper, I had to follow that up with Heart Hugs in all the colors of the rainbow (and more)!  I used the Heart Hugs from a variety of packages, incorporating different sizes, to create a border between my plaids and dots!

Finally I couldn't resist the chance to really dig into the Word Salad Stickers!  The phrases and words within it provide so many options for ready made journaling and can work for just about any topic you can come up with!  I pulled different phrases from as many colors as I could to tell our story!
I created a process video for you so that you can take a closer-up look at how I pulled together this clean & simple layout!

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Frozen Yogurt Scrapbook Layout

I was recently up over at the Bella Blvd blog with this Frozen Yogurt Themed layout!

Frozen Yogurt Scrapbook Layout using Bella Blvd
Two years ago I started a journey to get healthier.  I was on a mission to lose weight and shift my eating habits back into a healthier direction.  But as a die hard ice cream fan, I needed a substitute.  Enter, frozen yogurt!  I discovered several varieties that I loved and used that as a healthier substitute as I worked my weight down 50 pounds.  Stories like these are important to capture.  It's important for our families (and us) to know who we were in different moments in time!  So now that I've shared a little background on what this layout means to me, let's take a look at how I created it!
The layout is made up of papers from the Wish Big collection, mostly the girl side but a little from the boy side too!  I used a cut file to create a giant, fun focal point and then backed it with a variety of bright Bella Blvd colors!  I also worked in lots of Heart Hugs - they are just the best embellishment!
I decided to make my own DIY embellishments - combining a cut file with a triangle punch to create lots of Frozen Yogurt cones!  All those cute patterned papers made this so much fun!
Let's take a look up close at the whole process in this process video:

Thank you so much for joining me today - I hope you are able to get yourself a little treat today!


Wish Big Collection - Birthday Girl & Birthday Boy, Heart Hugs - Black & White, Rainy Day, Plaids & Dotty - Cotton Candy


Friday, January 25, 2019

Plaids & Dotty Bella Blvd Scrapbook Layout

Plaids and Dotty is the perfect collection either as a stand-alone collection or as a complement to other collections.  With simple designs and all the fabulous Bella Blvd colors, it's a tremendous addition to your crafting supplies.  I have already used it in conjunction with other collections but today I wanted to showcase it on it's own, focusing specifically on the plaid side of things!  I was immediately drawn to going down a rainbow path, so I decided to run with that! Let's take a look at what I created!
Plaids & Dotty Rainbow Layout for Bella Blvd by Christine Meyer
One thing that may jump out to you immediately, and makes this collection different, is the different scale on the Plaids.  They aren't all the same, so although they coordinate, you aren't getting all the exact same pattern with just different colors.  This led me to design a little differently as I created this.  I initially thought I'd put everything on straight and have a "quilted" look.  BUT as I was just haphazardly placing the triangles on, I noticed that the different scales lended itself nicely to a little bit of a messier (for lack of a better word) look.  So I took a chance and am so happy I did!
I also used a cut file to create a big title focal point!
Backing the cut file with black really made it pop and allowed me to bring in more black throughout the layout - even going with a black cardstock base.
You can also see I brought in lots of enamel dots that coordinated from the Heart Hugs sets and just placed a few in each color area.
Finally I brought in lots of black hearts from various Heart Hugs sets.  As I was debating how to embellish and pulled these out, I just knew a row of the black ones would be a great contrast and help to bring in one final touch of black.
Want to see how this whole thing came together? You can check it out in the video below:

Thanks so much for joining me today!  You can check out any of the products in the affiliate thumbnails below!

Monday, January 21, 2019

DIY Laundry Wood Pallet Sign

If you are a DIY type of person then the newest products at Clear Scraps are going to become a staple in your crafting!  Between BIG Farmhouse Mascils and all kinds of wood pallets, they've got you covered for creating a variety of pieces.  Today I have a new Laundry Sign to share with you!
DIY Laundry Wood Pallet Sign
This looks like I spent hours on it, but guess what??? I didn't!  This whole thing came together in under an hour (not counting dry time)
First up I spray painted the Rectangle Medium DIY pallet shape.
Then I used the Laundry Mascil with Distress Oxide inks to add the word Laundry.  This comes from the new Farmhouse 6 X 16 line!
Finally I added some wood clothespins.  I though I could either use these for socks...or maybe inspirational quotes.  One way or the other, I've got an adorable new farmhouse style addition for my otherwise boring laundry room.  Almost makes me want to go do laundry, almost ;)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Seasons Givings Hop Winner

Patty K from NE Ohio you are the lucky winner from the HOP!    Email me at and I will get you set up with your prize!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop for 2019!  It's been another amazing year in the creative world.  I'm blessed beyond words to work for so many amazing companies and to have the support of friends and fans like you!  To celebrate I have TWO giveaways going!  The first one is here and the second one is over at my YouTube Channel!

My Giveaways

Since this is the Seasons Givings Hop I couldn't resist giving away the Seasonal Sticker Book from Paper House Productions!  This was one of their new releases this fall and I just love it!
In addition to that the winner will have their choice of either one of a paper pads or planner from Paper House Productions!  To enter just leave me a comment below telling me what country or state you are visiting from.  My 6 year old Geography buff will get a kick out of seeing the comments!  I will leave comments open thru the end of the day on the 4th.  A winner will be announced here and on my Facebook page on the 5th.
My Second giveaway is taking place over on YouTube in correlation with this video!  This is a walk-thru of all my favorite projects from this year!

Here's the whole Blog List for the Hop:


Thanks for stopping by - be sure to head to Lisa Heke next!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today is the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I'm playing along over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog!  Here's a sneak of what I created - now run over there and get yourself in on the fun and prizes ;)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

DIY Phone Stand

I'm all about being creative and I'm also all about practicality.  Oftentimes amongst my crafts, I find myself craving doing something that is practical.  So when I saw the Regular Phone Stand in the Clear Scraps Store, I knew I had to snag it!  If for no other reason than maybe it will save me time every week searching for my phone underneath all my scrapbooking papers!  Let's take a look at this useful product!
As I considered decorating it, i had a lot of ideas! This stand is made of acrylic. I could use paint or vinyl or washi....their were very few paper crafting items that I didn't consider!  In the end I decided to go with a patterned paper.  Specifically a patterned paper that I hadn't used a lot of on a scrapbook layout or card but really love!  This way I could look at it for a long time!  I added a cut-apart piece with the phrase "Make Ideas Happen" onto the top - figuring that it might provide some inspiration as I craft.  I also had some flat butterfly stickers.  Anything with dimension was out because then my phone wouldn't lay flat.
You can see that my phone fits on it nicely.  I also tried some bigger phones and those were all great too!
One of the details I really like about this is that it comes together very easily - just two quick pieces of acrylic that slide into place.  I also appreciate how easily I can still charge my phone thanks to the notch opening you see pictured!  Let's take a look at a quick video of how I put this together!

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