Friday, May 15, 2020

Bella Blvd Digi Layout - Sweet on You!

Hi there everyone! Tya here today! I am so excited to be able to share with you my latest digital scrapbooking layout! This was my first time participating in our Mood Board Challenge and what cute and inspiring board we have to work with! 
So my layout is below and I used the cute pink, teal, yellow, black, and white color scheme. I also was inspired by the doughnuts in the top, left corner so I created this layout featuring my cute and spunky daughter snapping some cute pics with some doughnuts. The fun papers and icons are from the Addison digital collection. 

 Thanks for stopping by today! I loved participating in the Mood Board challenge this month and hope that you can get some great ideas from my layout and the mood board too! Happy Crafting friends! 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mom Life- Digital Scrapbook Layout for Bella Blvd

Hello! I can't believe we are already in May getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day soon! I am up on the blog today sharing a digital scrapbook layout celebrating that most under-appreciated title of "Mom". Sometimes when people ask what I do for a living - I get a little embarrassed to say that I am "just a stay-at-home-Mom". I need to check myself and remember that I really am proud to be a Mom and while it is not a very glamorous job, I really do love it and wouldn't trade it for the world. 
My layout used the super cute "Mom Life" digital collection. With all of its fun icons and papers, this really was a neat collection to work with! I love the navy in this collection with the pops of color! And aren't the plants just the cutest? 
Thanks a bunch for stopping by today and remember to embrace that noble title of "Mom" or if you aren't a "Mom" - give someone who you think of as a "Mom" figure a shout out! (I was going  to say Hug, but we can't do that right now can we lol! ) Have a great week and Happy Crafting friends! 

Saturday, May 2, 2020


Welcome friends to my blog on this International Scrapbook Day! What a great day to be a paper crafter! What kind of paper crafts are you making today? Want to make some cards? How about TEN cards using the adorable "Hey Cupcake" collection by Doodlebug Design?!?  I have made a walkthrough video showing how I put together ten cards! And as a bonus - I  have included a cutting guide that gives you full color, step by step instructions and the supply list on how I put these together so that you can make some of your very own! (The link to the video and the Cutting Guide will be down at the bottom of this post.)

 Here are the cards that we will be making!

and some close-ups of each card:

Aren't they so fun? 

Click on the YouTube video below and come on over and join me today! I can't wait to show you how fun these cards are to put together!

and don't forget to grab your Cutting Guide here:

Have a fantastic day and let me know in the comments what card is your favorite! 
Happy International Scrapbook Day and Happy Crafting! 

Happy International Scrapbooking Day! Digital Layout featuring Bella Blvd Digital

Hello Bella Fans and Happy International Scrapbooking Day! It is so fun to be able to celebrate this amazing community that we have!  I hope you know you all inspire me just as much as I hope I inspire you! Today I have a digital scrapbooking layout for you to take a peek at. I love the "She Blooms" digital collection so much so that is what I decided to use on my layout today.

We certainly are in an interesting phase of life right now, so the phrase "Bloom where you are planted" seemed very fitting. We are having to adjust to a new normal, and this girl doesn't do well with change... so this was a good reminder for me to refocus and try and make the best of the circumstances in which I find my life currently. I have been trying to get more of "me" in my memory keeping as of late and so I used a current selfie to document this time in my life.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are all happy, healthy, and safe! Enjoy this day and go out and create something fun! Happy Crafting friends! 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Shine On - Bella Blvd Digital Layout

 Hello there Bella Blvd fans! It's Tya here with you today!  I hope you are all having a great week! I am up today sharing with you my latest digital scrapbook layout! I used the awesome "Make Your Mark" digital collection to create this layout. Aren't the colors so great? I love black with pops of bright colors so much!

This is the time of year that we start winding down the school year. This photo was one of my oldest daughter's senior pictures. I converted the photo to black and white so it wouldn't compete with the bright colors. My favorite part of this layout is the scallop banners. When I saw these I knew that I needed to duplicate them and use them as a background element to put behind my picture. I simply duplicated the border a few times and then flipped it horizontally in my photo editing software (I used Photoshop) so that the colors would be opposite on each line. Don't be afraid to use things like banners and borders as larger decorative elements on your layouts! Digital scrapbooking makes it easy to resize your elements to your liking! And I like that a lot :)

I hope that I have inspired you today! Sometimes it just takes one special photo that you want to focus on to really make a unique statement and record a special memory! Have a fantastic week and Happy Crafting! 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Always There Digital Layout - Bella Blvd

Hi there Bella Fans! It's Tya Smith up on the blog today sharing my latest digital scrapbooking layout! Well if you didn't know - today is National Siblings Day and I thought it would be fun to create a kind of "then" and "now" type of layout of my youngest two kiddos. These two were best buddies from day one and still to this day get along so well. It is touching to this mama's heart to see that their kids like each other still after all these years. I may have shed a tear or two. That is the great thing about scrapbooking is that you can relive the memories you feel when looking at the photos.

I used the adorable Family Frenzy Digital collection to create this layout. I loved the bright, primary color scheme of this collection and I also enjoyed using some of the many word strips that are included with the kit. I thought the half squares that I created from some of the pattern papers made a good visual element. It was easy to create these with the shape tool in Photoshop.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you enjoyed this layout I created and it inspired you to scrapbook a few of your own sibling celebration photos! Happy Crafting! 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Happy Easter- Bella Blvd Digital Layout

Hello, Bella fans! It's Tya Smith up on the blog today! I am so excited to be sharing this bright and cheery Easter-themed digital layout with you all today! Isn't the Sweet Sweet Spring collection so cute? Perfect pastels and happy little icons made this a super fun layout to put together!

Having your photos in a grid is very pleasing to the eye and I love using this technique when I am working with 3 or 4 photos. It also is good to add your embellishments around the perimeter of the grid so your eye moves along with the photos. Just a handy little design tip I like to use!

So if you have oodles of holiday photos like I do, try this type of photo placement! I loved that I could add more than one photo! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!