Thursday, May 19, 2022

Simple Stories Snap Binder Project- "Full Bloom" Collection

 Hey Crafty Friends! I'm up on my blog today sharing my latest scrappy creation! I am on such a Mini Album kick as of late! Today I am sharing my "Full Bloom" Snap Binder Album.  This adorable collection is by Simple Stories and is just too fun! This album comes just in time to add Spring Photos and record Spring memories before Summer gets here! (My next project focuses on Summer and I can't WAIT to share it with you!) 

Here are the photos of the album- I love the Snap Albums by Simple Stories because they come filled with cute pattern papers, chipboard dividers, and plenty of pocket pages to make album making so easy! I also love to add lots of interactive elements to my albums so you will see lots of those too! 

Make sure to check out my YouTube video at the end and if you like what you see, please like and subscribe! 




This album will be for sale over on my Etsy Shop- find it here: FULL BLOOM ALBUM

Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting Friends! 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Bunnies and Blooms Cards - Simple Stories - 10 Cards -1 Collection

 Hey, there crafty friends! Long time, no blog! I took a bit of time off last year and to say it is good to be back is an understatement! Crafting really is therapeutic I think! Anyway- today I am sharing my latest batch of handmade cards. I made 10 cards using the adorable "Bunnies and Blooms" collection by Simple Stories. I was on the Simple Stories Design Team back in 2020 - I am still such a fan of everything that they put out, so plan on seeing lots of Simple Stories projects here on my blog! 

Let's jump into the cards! Like I said, I made 10 cards using many parts of the collection. Here are all of the cards:

As far as materials go I used these products from the Bunnies and Blooms collection:

-6x8 Paper Pad

-3x4 Elements

-Tags Cut apart paper

-Cardstock Sticker Sheet

-Chipboard Stickers

-Foam Stickers

-Bits and Pieces Ephemera

-Journal Bits Ephemera

-Decorative Brads

-Enamel Dots

-Color Vibe Cardstock in Peony, Sky, Blush, Lilac, Mint, and Green

I also used a few other products - a scallop circle metal die, a stitched rectangle metal die,  a 1 inch circle punch , some white sheer ribbon, some white crochet thread, and some Nuvo Dots in Simply White.

Here are individual shots of all the cards. I have included the measurements of the cards for you to use if you'd like to recreate these cards on your own! 

Card 1

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 White Cardstock card base
(2) 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch pieces of Purple and White Dot paper (6x8 paper pad)
3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of Color Vibe Sky paper
1 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Yellow Floral paper (6x8 paper pad)
2 1/2 inch scallop circle cut from white cardstock using a metal die
Bunny Sticker (Foam Stickers)
Yellow and Blue Flower Stickers (Cardstock Sticker Sheet)
Hello Spring Label (Journal Bits)
Nuvo Drops on flower centers

Card 2

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch White Cardstock card base
4x 5 1/4 inch Lilac Color Vibe Cardstock
(cut with a stitched rectangle metal die)
2x 51/2 inch Peony Color Vibe Cardstock
1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Mint Tulip (6x8 paper pad)
Live Life in Full Bloom Label (Journal Bits)
Butterfly and Bird (Bits and Pieces)
White Crochet Thread
Nuvo Drops
White Decorative Brad

Card 3

2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Garden Tools (6x8 paper pad)
2 1/2 x 5 1 /2 inch Green Color Vibe Cardstock
Top half of Pink Butterfly Tag (Tag Cut Apart paper)
Yellow Flower Label (Journal Bits)
Rake, Flower, Shovel, Hello Spring and Pink Flower (Bits and Pieces)
Nuvo Drops
White Crochet Thread

Card 4

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch White Cardstock card base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Mint Gingham (6x8 Paper Pad)
3 x 5 1/2 inch Blush Color Vibe Cardstock
2x 5 1/2 inch Yellow Large Floral (6x8 Paper Pad)
Choose Happy (Cardstock Sticker)
Flower Label ( Journal Bits)
Flower Chipboard Sticker (Decorative Brads)
Bird (Bits and Pieces)
Brads (Decorative Brads)
White Crochet thread

Card 5

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch White Cardstock card  base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Light Blue Speckle (6x8 Paper Pad)
1 x 5 1/2 inch Pink Gingham (6x8 Paper Pad)
1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Yellow Large Floral (6x8 Paper Pad)
1 x 4 inch  Mint Color Vibe Cardstock (notch the end)
White Crochet thread
Bunny, large pink flower, seed packet (Cardstock Sticker)
Yellow flower (Foam Stickers)
Floral Label (Journal Bits)
Bloom Where You are Planted Label (Bits and Pieces)
2 Yellow enamel dots (Enamel Dots)
Nuvo Drops

Card 6

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch White Cardstock card base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Pastel Multicolor Plaid (6x8 Paper Pad)
3 3/4 x 5 1/2 Yellow Small Floral (6x8 Paper Pad)
1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Mint Gingham (6x8 Paper Pad)
3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Peony Color Vibe Cardstock (cut with Stitched Rectangle metal die)
 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch You are My Sunshine Card (3x4 Elements) 
White Sheer Ribbon
Rainbow (Bits and Pieces)
Plaid Heart (Bits and Pieces)
Small Pink and Mint Hearts (Cardstock Sticker)
2 Pink Enamel Dots (Enamel Dots)

Card 7

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch White Cardstock card base
4 x 5 1/4 inch Light Blue Speckle (6x8 Paper Pad) this is cut with a Stitched Rectangle metal die
3x4 inch Pink Gingham (6x8 Paper Pad)
3x4 Butterfly Card (3x4 Elements) Notch top edge with a 1-inch circle punch 
Bloom Where You are Planted Tag (Tag Cut Apart)
Spread Your Wings label (This is from the bottom edge of the Butterfly Tag that we used up on the "Hello Spring" garden tools card (Card 3) 
Butterfly Brad (Decorative Brads)
Purple Flower (Cardstock Sticker)
White sheer ribbon
Nuvo Drops

this is the tag that is inside the pocket

 in the card above.

Card 8

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch White Cardstock card base
4x 5 1/4 inch Mustard Floral (6x8 Paper Pad)
Yellow Bow Label (Journal Bits)
Love Makes Everything Grow (Cardstock Sticker)
Bunny, flowers, and Rake (Bits and Pieces)
Green Heart (Foam Stickers)
2 Pink Brads (Decorative Brads)

Card 9

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch White Cardstock card base
*1 7x8x 4-inch Mint Gingham (6x8 Paper Pad) 
1 7/8 x 4 inch Peony Color Vibe Cardstock
*1 7/8 x 4 inch Purple and White Dot Paper (6x8 Paper Pad)
Bloom Die Cut (Chipboard Stickers)
Bloom Baby Bloom Word Strip (Cardstock Stickers)
Ladybug (Bits and Pieces)
Butterfly (Cardstock Stickers)
Nuvo Drops

*You may need to trim the edges of these stickers to make them fit on the card. Glue the Pink paper in the center first then the two other papers on the sides - then trim off the excess overhang. 

Card 10

4 1/4 x 5x1/2 inch White Cardstock card base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Mint Color Vibe Cardstock
4 x 5 1/4 inch Navy Floral (6x8 Paper Pad)
4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch piece of Vellum
Large Yellow Flower, Watering Can, Daisies Sign, and Purple Flower (Bits and Pieces)
Green Seed Packet, Pink Flower (Chipboard Stickers)
Love Grows Here Banner (Bits and Pieces)
2 Pink Enamel Dots (Enamel Dots)

Here is the assembly video of these 10 cards if you'd like to see how I put them together. 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Tya 💗

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Happy Spring -Bella Blvd Digi Layout

 Hey there friends! Tya here! I am up on the blog today sharing my newest digital scrapbook layout! I don't know about you, but this winter is seeming to drag on extra slow this year! I could sure use something bright and sunny to cheer me up! When I saw all the cute papers and elements in the" Sweet Sweet Spring" Digital Collection - I just knew I needed to create a layout using it to brighten my day!

 So my oldest daughter was born on the first day of Spring. She really is a ray of sunshine and I knew that she would be the perfect subject for a layout all about Spring. I loved all the sweet elements in the collection like that little sun peeking out through the clouds! How cute is he? The papers were also soft and pastel and really just emulated "spring' so much! Who knows - maybe if I keep making Spring themed layouts- it will get here quicker! Positive thinking! 

I hope this layout has brightened your day a little bit and has given you some inspiration to get a jump start on your Spring scrapbooking too! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting! 

Friday, February 12, 2021

My Funny Valentines Digi Layout - Bella Blvd

 Hello, Bella fans! It's Tya - and I am up on the blog today sharing my latest Digi scrapbook layout with you! We are almost to the big day - full of love and hearts and all things mushy and gushy and I can't wait! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because I adore the people I get to call mine and it is a great day to celebrate them! 

A few years back I decided to buy a few Valentine's Day themed props and had my kids pose for the camera and these are the pictures I got back. They are such goofballs! (A lot like their Dad!) I am glad that we had this fun time together and it was fun to make this layout celebrating My Funny Valentine's! 

I used the adorable "You Are Loved" collection to make this layout! I added a big heart for the background and then make a clipping mask from that awesome paint swatch paper and I  love the effect that it added to the layout. I love Digi because I got to get the look of paint, without the mess! 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to create a layout of your Valentines this year too! Have a great weekend! Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

You are Loved Digital Layout Bella Blvd

 Hello, Bella fans! Tya here sharing my newest digital scrapbook layout with you! As I was going through photos a few weeks ago, I came across this one of my sweet hubby and I on one of our anniversaries. I have such an appreciation for him and since we are approaching the month of all things lovey-dovey with it being February soon, I knew I needed to make a quick layout of the two of us.

I used the beautiful "You Are Loved" Illustrated Faith Digital collection to create my layout. I also used a few different pattern papers from the Bella Besties and the Plaids and Dotty paper collections. I  loved the stark white background with the pops of bright color against the black and white photo. Layouts like these are timeless and I loved making it. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to create a photo of one of your favorite loved ones as well! Happy Crafting my friends! 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Winter Memories Digi Layout


Hello, Bella fans! Tya here! I am up on the blog today sharing my latest Digital Scrapbooking post with you. Well, this week on the blog, my paper scrapbook friends are highlighting out awesome Cut-Outs -and I wanted to share with you how if you are a digi scrapper, you can achieve a very similar look to the Cut-Outs by just playing with your Blending Options! 

If you look closely at my "Winter" title - it does look like the colored letters are back behind the white border. The steps to achieve this are super simple. Create your title and make sure you add a pretty thick stroke around the letters that are white. Next, right click on your layer. Go to the "Blending Options" tab and when the menu opens up click on "Bevel and Emboss" and then in the menu on the Bevel and Emboss screen, locate the Direction menu, and then click on the "Down" button, This makes the letters sink behind your stroke, resembling the Cut-Outs. This is a super fun way to add interest to your titles and make them pop! 

I used the adorable "Holly Jolly Christmas" digital collection to make this fun, wintery themed layout! I love the colors and the navy was the perfect match for my photo! I love it when a collection matches my photos perfectly! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Happy  Crafting my friends! 

Holly Joly Christmas Collection Bundle

Friday, January 1, 2021

2021 - Bella Blvd Digital Layout

 Hello, Bella Fans, and Happy New Year! Is anyone else super excited to see 2020 go? I know I am for sure! Today I wanted to share with you a layout that celebrates my excitement for 2021 to be here and to share a few of my resolutions for the upcoming year.

 I used the wonderful and colorful "Bright and Brave" Illustrated Faith digital collection. This one was right up my alley because I  love the contrast of the bright, happy colors along with my favorite color, black. It really spoke to me so I was so happy to be able to work with it. 

I challenge you this new year, to perhaps create a resolution layout of your own. I am one who if I write something down, I am more prone to work on it and strive to accomplish it. The "Bright and Brave" collection is perfect for making these types of layouts so I hope you will pick this one up! Thank you for stopping by today-  Happy New Year! 

Illustrated Faith Bright and Brave Collection Bundle