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Happy Friday, peeps!
Today I'm sharing all of the brand new collections for 
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 **Lots of photos below so hang in there :) **

My two cards for the Snapshots Collection

I used the large heart die-cut (Paper Pieces) as the anchor for this design…everything added to the
 card was tied to the heart in some fashion.  Always liking to add as many different textures as 
possible, I took the top part of a feather and attached it to the back of the heart so that it would
 fan across the one side.  I find that thin adhesive dots work really well with the feathers!

 When designing a larger card (5X7) and using a standard journal card (3X4), I like to mat the
 journal card onto a separate piece of patterned paper so that I can adjust the height as needed.  
 Borders stickers and cut-outs can also help to stretch the design, as well as add visual interest.

 I loved the challenge of trying to think of inventive new ways to use the Crochet Hearts! 
 After turning them to-and-fro, I decided that the heart could take on the shape of an “A” or a “V”.   
To give a little more detail, I used a large embroidery needle and crochet thread to outline the
 heart into an “A”. I love this card…it made me happy, happy, happy!
A deck of playing cards was my inspiration for this beautiful black and red combo.  
 I layered three of the McIntosh Crochet Hearts together to form an even larger heart! 
  To change the look up just a bit, I added the wooden button with the black print.

 I didn't create any samples with Play Date, but isn't it cute!?!

 I widened the speech bubble on this card by sketching in a pencil line onto a white cardstock
 and then machine-stitching around the edge.  This could easily be turned into a masculine card
 by omitting the ribbon bow and adding a mustache embellishment in its place!

I love the look of subway art and use it a lot in my card designs.  It’s clean and linear and
 so easy to put-together with Bella Blvd’s new Daily Chevies!  I did add a little POP by
 using foam dots under the banner stickers.

 This mini album is a mini version of project life.  With all of the ‘collage’ making software available
 today, I thought this album would be a fun way to showcase a small collage (or single) photo
 that reflects the highlights of each month.  I pulled various seasonal components from new 
and previous Bella Blvd collections.  The “Daily Chevies” cut-out cards featuring each month
 of the year were the inspiration for creating this type of album.   
These cards are also perfect for your 3X4 page protector sheets too!  
 **I will post the inside pages of the album in the weeks to come**

 For this mini album I started with a black scalloped chipboard album that I thought would 
best represent “Trick or Treat’s” whimsy.  The cover was inspired by all of the cute houses
 found in the collection.  I used a template that I had on hand and cut the shape from 
chipboard before attaching the patterned papers.  The large star die-cut made the perfect 
focal point for the front of the house.  I love the new Paper Pieces packs that 
Bella Blvd has created for these new collections!  
**I will post all photos of this album in the weeks to come** 

Journal cards also make great focal points for cards!  To fill in the white space, 
I punched a large snowflake from white’s subtle and doesn’t take away from the
 artwork  and other embellishments that were added.  

 When thinking up a design for this card, pretty packages came to mind.   
Strips of Designer Tape mimic lengths of ribbon wrapped around a present.  I added a die-cut 
behind the scalloped sticker and added it to the side of the card as one would a nice
 full bow on a gift box.  

That wraps up my share of Bella Blvd Summer CHA 2013 projects!
Again, don't forget to comment on the Bella Blog each day this week to have a
chance at the 'win it before you can buy it' promotion...good luck!

I'll be leaving for Las Vegas on Sunday!  If you're attending the show, you can
find me at the Pink Paislee Booth #600 before noon on Tuesday and Wednesday
and all day on Thursday :)  Also, follow me on Instagram...I plan on posting pictures!
See you when I get back...Ciao!


  1. WOW!!! You've been seriously busy! I don't know how you have time for it all. These all turned out so good! Hopefully you get a tiny vacation soon. ;)

  2. Awesome Shellye!!! I just ADORE your mini albums! (well, everything really). Fabulous collections too ... would love to have them all!

  3. This paper is to die for! I love all of the collections!

    So cute!!


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