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Bella Blvd: Reveal Week Day #1

It's Day #1 of the BELLA BLVD Reveal Week:
BELLA BOWS and ENAMEL DOTS & DOODADS Introducing Bella Bows, a simply soft way to embellish your cards, layouts and crafts.   Created from felt, these darling bows are a great way to add some dimension & style  to all projects. In our signature Bella Blvd colors, Bella Bows are available in 12 single color packages, including an adhesive dot on each bow for easy application.
Okay, these are seriously the coolest things!  I had the pleasure of creating a card for the CHA Booth that focuses on the Bella Bows and here is a peek:

A look at ALL of those yummy colors:

Embellishing just got a whole lot more fun with the newest addition to the  Bella Blvd catalog: Enamel Dots and DooDads! A colorful assortment of self-sticking  enamel accents in 9 different colors, matching perfectly to our paper collections.  Each pack of Bella Blvd Enamel Dots comes with 38 assorted pieces, including 4 sizes.  And why only have round enamels, when you can…

Winter Smiles & Saying Farewell

Wow, it has been a crazy, busy month, hasn't it!?! I set aside the day yesterday to take down my Christmas tree  and decorations.  Of course, in the process you must dust, vacuum and fluff all of the old stuff that's coming back out onto the shelves again... I always, always dread packing it all away so I'm glad it's over!  Now my house looks so clean...and sparse LOL
This will probably be my last post for 2014, so I wanted to send a  farewell to a few of the teams that I was so privileged to be a part of  for the past year or two: DOODLEBUG DESIGN NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGN PINK PAISLEE TOP DOG DESIGNS I have decided that it was time to cut back on my commitments going into 2015, but I do have a couple of surprise announcements to share once they're made public...I can't wait to share them with you!
Here is one of my final projects made with Top Dog Dies With the chilly winter months still ahead of us, warm someone's day with this cozy  card using the Darling Deer Die Set...i…

Cozy & Shabby Gifting Tags

Happy Holiday Greetings!   I have a quartet of Cozy Christmas shabby chic-style gifting tags to share with you today.   I've pulled together chipboard stickers, cardstock stickers, brads, enamel dots,  bits 'n pieces, insta squares and SN@P! cards from the collection by SIMPLE STORIES  along with a few other basic office supplies from my stash.
To begin I started with basic manila shipping tags, as well as a couple of metal rim key tags (these can be found at office supply stores).  I soaked the key tags in a tea solution overnight to give them an aged look.
Next, I prepared the tags by inking around the edges with a brown distress ink. 
I started each tag with a mat of paper that was cut from a larger SN@P! card or placed two of the smaller Insta Squares together to form a background. 
Add dimension by layering small stickers and die-cuts with foam adhesive.  When adding the brads, I made sure that I attached them to a piece so that the prongs wouldn't show at the back of the tag.

Photo Trio Wooden Plaque

Today I have a Christmas home decor project up at
using one of the wood surfaces from Sierra Pacific Crafts
and the "Believe" Collection from Authentique.
From the Authentique Blog:

First, the three lower squares of wood were removed from the rings and then the 
surfaces were painted with a black acrylic paint and a sponge brush.
 Square dies came in handy when it came to creating the mats and cutting the
 photos for the blocks.
Trim by Petaloo was added to the edges of the sentiment card, as well as a single 
band of black and white baker's twine, which tied in nicely with the painted wood. 
 Matching ornaments were trimmed out from a separate piece of the "Adorn" 
Paper and attached with foam adhesive.
In keeping with the shape of the wood pieces, the papers and photos were corner 
rounded on the edges.The 6X6 paper pad of papers are ideal when creating small mats.
For the hanger, a length of gingham ribbon was tied through the ha…

Fun With Scrapbook & Cards Today!

Hello, Hello! I'm excited to share that I have a few projects that can be found in the Winter Issue of  SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY as well as their Winter "Crop & Create Delivered" Kit and the 2015 Planner!
I hope that you had a chance to grab one of these kits because they're now  Sold Out!  Here is a peak at my favorite card that I made with the kit:
Isn't it a cutie pie?
Great news though, the 2015 Planner and Winter Issue can be ordered/viewed at

 If you live in the Texarkana, USA area, you can pick up your FREE  copy of the magazine :) 
Hope you have a fun week!

Newton's Nook December Blog Hop

Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs' "Deck The Halls With Inky Paws" Blog Hop Day #5! If you've missed the previous days' projects, visit the blog:
For my project I've used the Simply Sentimental and Winter Tails stamp sets to create my card:
I stamped sweet Newton onto plain cardstock and then watercolored.
I trimmed around Newton and then used a small oval die to cut out a nice clean shape around the snow.  
Along with some aqua cardstock, I used patterned paper and a scalloped sticker from Bella Blvd.  The two sentiments look just perfect together I think!
ENTER to WIN! We will be choosingtwo lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop!  To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs  (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the   collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and  comment for your chance to win. You will not know which…