Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Altered Projects

My November assignment for Bella Blvd was to create a Fall Altered Project. I have always been inspired by my friend, Stephanie Hunt's project she created a few years ago.  I decided to go to my local craft store and picked up a tree trunk and attempt to create my own. 

Here is the completed project! 
 I love the texture of the tree trunk!

 I added strips of paper, stickers, chipboard pieces, flowers, buttons & flags.

I am so thrilled with the finally project! I can't wait to display it with our family's Thanksgiving meal. 

I was feeling so inspired I decided to make a couple paper bag treat bags for my nieces. 
 I cut the tops of the bags and inked them to create dimension. 
 I layered some paper strips and cute cuts. I popped up some stickers and it is that easy. Super quick and easy treat bags. (Also inexpensive since you can use your scraps) 

Here are individual pictures of each treat bag.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! 

Altered Trunk Supply List
Thankful: Turkey Tracks, Homey, Cute Cuts, Alpha + Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons Thankful, Thankful Flags 2
Finally Fall: Borders, Miniatures Stickers
Sophisticates: Blue High Fives
Blooms a Bella: Sole, Bianca 
Button Market: Checkers, Wood Mix
Tail Waggers & Cat Naps: Icons Chipboard

Altered Treat Bags Supply List
Thankful: Alpha + Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Turkey Tracks
Finally Fall: At The Patch, Cute Cuts, Borders, Miniatures Stickers
Sophisticates: Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Dot

Be sure to check out Bella Blvd's blog to see all the other Altered Projects! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Another Year of Bella!

That is right...I'm blessed to be a part of the Bella Blvd Design Team once again! I'm so honored & thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful team! 

Bella Blvd has amazing products that are so fun to create with. One of their most recent releases is

It is a fabulous collection with warm & cozy colors & patterns. It is perfect for the upcoming fall season. Starbucks already has Pumpkin Spice...my favorite fall treat! :) I can't wait to make a layout using the Thankful line with a picture of my Pumpkin Spice Latte! 

Super excited for another year of Bella Blvd! Happy Scrappin' 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

6 wonderful years of A!

Today is my lovely little Avery's 6th Birthday!

Here is a picture of her & I on the day she was born! She was such a little peanut.
Continue to scroll through to see a look at how Avery has grown in the last 6 years!

We actually have a picture of Tim & Avery ~ being silly

Happy First Birthday to Avery! Lookin' good in her shades :)

Happy 2nd Birthday to Avery! She was very into puzzles at this age.

Happy 3rd Birthday my little princess!

Her First day of school...tear. She is getting so big.

Happy 4th Birthday Avery Ellyn!

Happy Valentine's day from Avery!

Playing in the Park ~ A favorite past time

Happy 5th Birthday! Getting even taller.

This past summer playing in her soccer tournament! She did so well! She is growing into a wonderful young girl!

Happy 6th Birthday my sweet Avery! I love you to pieces and have so many wonderful memories with you from the past 6 years. xoxo Auntie Morgan

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Bella Blvd Cards

Check out Bella Blvd for all kinds of awesome cards.

I was playing around with the Sophisticates Collection. I made two cards that could be used for Valentine's Day (which is right around the corner) A wedding or an Anniversary! I love making cards that can be used for different occasions.
I love using the tall tags! I tied some white embroidery floss around it and used pop dots.
I sewed on a white flower button on the bottom of the card to add a little dimension.

The sprinkles & lace papers are perfect to add a cute or classy look to any project.
I used pop dots on each layer to really add dimension. And of course inked the edges! :)
It is a little hard to see in the pictures, but I used the We R Sew Easy (hearts) tool on the bottom of the card & used white embroidery floss to stitch the hearts. I love stitching on projects!
I used one of the journaling squares from the Short Stories page in the Sophisticates line for the inside of the card. I also added a simple heart from a punch. The little "Love you" sticker is from the Sophisticates Miniatures Family Sticker & I used a black brad.
Be sure to go over to Bella Blvd's blog to see the rest of Cards on Thursday!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Best Wishes to another Beautiful & Groom

I've been friends with the Jones' girls for over 20 years. My last lil Jones girl got married on Saturday December 3rd. (*Side Note: I love having a wedding in December when I'm doing a December Daily Scrapbook*)

It was a nice day, a little rain in the morning, cold, but no snow...which is amazing. In Wisconsin we tend to have a big snowstorm the first weekend in December.

The church was beautiful with the candles & poinsettias! The girls wore black & white dresses. I liked that the bride had the bridesmaids wear different dresses. They went to different department stores and picked what looked good on each girl.

The reception was at an up & coming warehouse in Downtown Milwaukee. It was completely bare. They had to rent everything & decorate it themselves. It was gorgeous! The food was delicious! Plus instead of having a DJ, they had a live Band from Madison, Wisconsin. It was a trio & they were Awesome!

It was a wonderful day and I think the Bride said it best, "The Best Day Ever!"

Congratulations to Sarah & Jake! xoxo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Birthday Card Blog Hop...

For those that are just joining me, you will want to go to the Bella Blvd's blog, so you can start at the beginning of the blog hop. You don't want to miss anything.

Stephanie is the owner of Bella Blvd & one of my very Best Friends! Here is a card I made for her using the Sophisticates line!
Happy Birthday Stephanie! I hope today is a fabulous day filled with love & laughter! xoxo

I have also added a few photos of Stephanie & me. We have been friends for about 8 years. We have been very lucky to see the world together. I couldn't ask for a better friend or traveling companion.

Studying Abroad in Italy! 2005

Hanging out & relaxing in Myrtle Beach! 2006

Summer CHA show ~ 2007

Celebrating the 4th of July ~ 2008

Vacation to Vegas in 2009 for my Golden Birthday!

Scrapbooking last December together at The Scrapbook Store where we met & worked together. 2010

I have been very blessed to travel with Stephanie on business trips to help her teach scrapbooking classes. This September we went to Minnesota to participate in our first Scrapfest! We had so much fun! ~ 2011

Please remember to go to Bella Blvd's blog to leave Stephanie a Birthday message! I hope you enjoyed seeing a couple more photos of her and learning more about our friendship.

Even thought it's Stephanie's birthday, we have some gifts for a few of you lucky readers as well! We know how generous and giving Stephanie is, and we know she would never have a fun blog hop, without a few giveaways up for grabs too. So we got permission from Robin, who works alongside Stephanie in the office, to pick TEN lucky winners, who will each receive a Bella Blvd collection. All you need to do to be entered in the random drawings, is to leave Stephanie your birthday wishes in the comment section. You have lots of opportunities to up your chances, since you can leave a comment on each blog you visit, as you go through the blog hop. There are 26 blogs, plus the Bella Blvd blog, for a total of 27 chances to get your name in the pot. We will randomly choose winners, from 10 randomly chosen blogs, and announce them on Friday!

For the next stop on the blog hop, you are going to go visit Loredana Bucaria - http://www.lovescraplife.typepad.com/

Don't forget if you ever get lost you can always go back to the beginning at Bella Blvd's blog.