Soooooo. What did you think about the Birthday Boy collection we revealed yesterday on the Bella Blvd blog? Are you ready for our next collection? Let's get to it!
Thankful is Bella's newest fall collection. I have always loved fall collections, because I'm a huge fan of fall colors. Greens, aquas, yellows, reds, browns. These are the colors that fill my home. These are the colors I love to wear. So I am just naturally drawn to these gorgeous pattern papers.
I wanted to use a family photo on this layout, but the most recent one I had wouldn't have matched the papers. Note to self: take new family photo soon. So I pulled up a photo of each of us, looking for ones that matched nicely. If I line all our photos up, side by side, and add some designer tape to hold the photos together ... it's almost like it's a big family photo, right ;)
Loving the new chipboard alphas that coordinate with each collection. Especially these, with the text print on them. So cute. I adhered my title to one of the journaling stickers and adhered it with pop dots.
The sun was hand cut from the Cute Cuts paper, and embellished with a threaded button the center, and a cute little flag on the side.
The fun little cloud with the text on it, along with the "There is no place like home" piece, was also hand cut from the Cute Cuts paper. I machine stitched back and forth along the center of the cloud, and then added a few of the new buttons to embellish it. The cloud on the top is from the new Chipboard Icons.
I wanted to use so many of the different patterned paper that I couldn't narrow down my choices. So I cut small banner pieces from a bunch of the papers and arranged them across the bottom of the page, overlapping them as I went. I adhered a scalloped punched border strip on either side of the houses border strip, and adhered it above the banner pieces.
And here's a couple of peeks at a few more projects I created with the Thankful collection. More to come on these later ;)
Now, head on over to the Bella Blvd blog, where you can see the Thankful collection in full, piece by piece. And don't forget to leave a comment on the Bella blog today, where we are giving one lucky reader a chance to win the Thankful collection before you can even buy it! Check on back here tomorrow, along with the Bella blog, where we will be revealing our third new collection ;)