Hello there and Happy Holidays! One thing that I really love about digital scrapbooking is that I can whip up my own custom handmade cards in no time flat! And during this busy season, I am thankful for any project that saves me time but looks like I spent a lot of time creating it ;) I love making my own greeting cards and have really fallen in love with creating them this way.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Hello, Bella fans! I'm so happy to be here with you up on the blog today! It's such a fun season, isn't it? I love this time of year and the times that I get to visit some past photos to relive some of my favorite Christmas memories! Today's digital scrapbook layout showcases some photos of my family and I decorating our Christmas tree. For years we have headed out on the first Saturday of December to drive up into the mountains and cut down our own live Christmas Tree. In fact the area of the mountains that we go to is fittingly enough called "Christmas Meadows". This was the tallest tree we had ever cut down and the kids had an absolute ball climbing up on the ladder and helping us decorate this ginormous tree! A happy memory indeed! I miss them being so little :)
To create the layout I used the fun and festive "Holly Jolly Christmas" collection. I adore the navy and pink that are added to the traditional Christmas color scheme. The icons are so whimsical and fun! I loved the Christmas tree so much - I wish it was real!
So, if you have or are going to be decorating your tree soon - why not grab this adorable kit to create some pages and record your precious memories of this wonderful season too! I hope you all have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by today!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Hello Bella Fans- Happy Thanksgiving Week! I think during this crazy year I have become that much more thankful for so many things, big and small. When I was making this layout, I was able to think about just how much I have to be grateful for, and the greatest of these is these 4 other wonderful humans with who I get the pleasure to be with and share my space with. We have definitely grown closer this year as we have had to spend quite a few "forced family fun" days together. I have grown to love them each individually on a deeper level for sure this year - probably one of the biggest positives that have come from this pandemic.
I used the stunning "Gratitude Documented" digital collection for my papers and embellishments. I added some stitching, paint splatters, and made my own title from a font, and backed it with some of our Bella Besties pattern paper. I adore the colors in this collection!
I hope I have inspired you to make a layout this week focusing on what you are most thankful for. It was great to take the time to really assess what I was thankful for this week! Thank you for stopping by today! I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 20, 2020
Hi, there friends! Tya here! I am sharing my latest digital scrapbooking layout with you and I couldn't be happier to celebrate this fun day! Today, November 20th
is National Children's Day! I didn't even know this was a thing! But you know we have Mother's Day and Father's Day, even Grandparents Day - so it seems right to also have a Children's Day as well! (Even though us busy mamas may think EVERY day is Children's Day lol!)
My layout uses the simply gorgeous "You are Loved" digital collection. I loved the colors and all the floral and heart icons in this collection. And there is something about using stripes and florals together that just has my heart - just like these 3 cute kiddos do as well! It was a very special day in this photo as my son was leaving to go to college a few hours away and we had one last family dinner together on the night this photo was taken. Such a precious memory I never want to forget.
I hope I have inspired you to create a layout of the special children in your lives. Thank you for stopping by today! Happy crafting my friends!
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Hi there Bella Fans! I'm up today sharing a digi layout using the November Mood Board. This board was full of some great inspiration and I love that I can use this for ideas for my Digi layouts too!
I was inspired by quite a few things on this board that I used on my layout. I loved the orange gingham/plaid pattern so I used that on my background paper. I also utilized the paintbrush strokes and the circles in my mixed media elements I used behind my photo. I also tried to mimic the beautiful cluster of leaves that run on the bottom-right edge of my photo. Lastly, I was super inspired by the leaves in the middle top picture. I tried to mimic that in my leaf pattern paper strip behind the photo. I used the gorgeous Gratitude Documented Digital collection to create this layout!
If you have a family photo you'd like to document, I can highly suggest picking up the Gratitude Documented collection. It has so many lovely papers and icons that make creating family and gratitude themed layouts a breeze. Make sure to stop by the Bella Shop today and add this one to your stash! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy crafting my friends!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Hello there Bella fans! I'm so happy to be sharing another digital scrapbook layout with you today! This is the month of all things creepy and so I thought I would celebrate it with a spooktacular scrapbook layout!
This is my cute daughter a few years back and all she wanted to be was something "creepy" she said. So we hunted high and low and for just the right costume and she found this "dark fairy" costume and fell in love with it! The super fun "Sweet and Spooky" digital collection was perfect with its pops of purple, black, and orange! I had a lot of fun decorating this page and that cute little skeleton girl was a fun way to tie in the "Cute and Creepy" theme don't you think?
Friday, October 16, 2020
Hey there! Tya here! Isn't this time of year so much fun? When they were little, all three of my kids LOVED Halloween! It was a holiday months in the making, planning just the right costume and just who they were going to go trick or treating with and where! I loved looking back and remembering this fun and festive time of year with my kiddos!
For this layout, I was challenged to use our mood board for this month and I took the grid look and a few of the icons and colors on the board to create my digital layout. I loved this month's challenge as I am such a sucker for bright colors paired with black. I used the super cute "Sweet and Spooky" digital collection. It was so fun to put this together!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope that my layout has inspired you to get out a few of your Halloween photos and create a fun digi layout so you can record those precious memories! This grid layout is a great way to get a lot of photos on your layout, and still have some room to decorate as well! Thanks again - Happy Crafting Friends!
Friday, October 9, 2020
Hello there! I'm so happy to be here with you today up on the Bella Blvd blog! I hope wherever you are, you are getting the chance to enjoy the new season. I love fall so much- it truly makes my heart so happy - so of course, I had to record the memory in my scrapbook.
I used the lovely "Gratitude Documented" collection to create my layout. It was the perfect collection to use with my yellow leaf photo. The colors and the feel of the collection matched what I wanted to convey so well. The pops of teal really add a lot to the layout. I did add a few paint splatters and some sewing from my digital embellishment stash to add to the rustic feel of the layout.
I hope I have inspired you to get out and snap some photos with nature to celebrate this glorious time of year. Sometimes nature is the best subject to photograph when talking about how you love that certain season. Have a great week and Happy Crafting Friends!
Friday, September 25, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Hi there Bella Blvd fans! It's Tya up on the blog today sharing my latest digital scrapbooking layout with you today. Well, it's Back to School time! And while it may look a little different this year, you still can take those traditional first-day photos like I am showcasing on my layout today!
I used the super fun "Pop Quiz" digital collection and also a bit of the "Let's Go" digital collections. The colors of these two collections coordinate really well together. I love the bright happy colors along with the cool muted gray colors as well. They play off each other so well. I am a very linear scrapbooker and as you can see in this layout I used lots of rectangles in this layout and then placed those rectangles inside a big square. I added a few stitched lines as well for some texture.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Hey Bella Fans! Tya here! I hope you are finding some great ways to beat the heat this summer. We have had sweltering 100-degree heat in my neck of the woods and I knew that I wanted to do a layout with my kids playing in the water - maybe that would cool me off lol! I love all the water-themed products in the Secrets of the Sea digital collections that Bella has, so I created this Digi layout.
The big splashes that are on the background were not nearly as big as what I made them. One of my favorite parts of Digi scrapbooking is that I can resize the elements as big or a small as I wish for just the right effect on my layouts. I enlarged the splashes just a big and then placed them behind my photos. I love how this turned out!
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
I used the adorable "Wish Big" Collection Bundle and had such a fun time using the cute pattern papers and birthday-themed icons on this layout. I love that big cake in the center of the layout. Sometimes I like to take one digital element and enlarge it to make a good, strong focal point on my layout. I think the cake did just that. The colors are bright and vibrant colors make this layout especially fun and festive.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
I really like this grey pattern paper with the subtle doodle drawings on it. It made for a great neutral background to place all the colorful papers on. A good design tip is to make sure you add a buffer of solid color between two papers with patterns like I did here with the grey paper and the candle paper. The block of green gives the eye a rest from too many patterns. Then I added lots of colorful embellishments to finish the page off!
Saturday, June 27, 2020
The title is made from some of the Odds and Ends. I added a blue star Shaped Sprinkle to the dot on the "J" for some shine. The little "parade" sticker is found on the "This and That" sticker sheet. The banner along the top is also from the Odds and Ends.
The fireworks from the Odds and Ends were too cute not to use so I added a couple of them around the title. I embellished them a little further with some Stickles and Nuvo Drops for dimension. Aren't those little smiley stars so fun? They are also from the Odds and Ends and I added them to the center of the fireworks with some foam tape.
I can't forget to add journaling to the page - this was typed up on the computer and then mounted on a piece of the red "Family Picnic" paper that I notched the end to make into a banner shape. I tied some Swimming Pool Doodle Twine on the end. You can also see I added lots of star Shape Sprinkles here and there throughout the layout. They add such a shine!!