About a month ago, I blogged the my last project sheet layout for Bella Blvd, and had mentioned that I was starting to make some changes on the design of my blog. Here I am, a month later, having made some additional changes this past weekend. But still trying to finish up a few more changes that I had in mind. Slowly, but surely, I will get it finished :)
Today, on the Bella Blvd blog, we are revealing our February project sheet! This month, I was asked to feature the Family Forever collection, and to work in a "family love/Valentines" theme to the page. I just couldn't make the Valentine's theme work, so I focused on the idea of "family love".
When I first received this collection for CHA work, I immediately thought about a Christmas photo card that I received from my good friend Krista. She has the most adorable family, and the photo was a great match for the colors in this collection. I'm always grateful that Krista lets me play with her photos, since oftentimes I just don't have photos of my own family that will work. In return, I hand over the layouts to her to enjoy!
I printed out one 4x6" photo for this layout, and then created a title piece on a 4x6" piece of my favorite grid patterned paper. In between the title piece and the photo, I lined up three of the fun 2x2" Candid Cards. I used a mix of alpha stickers to create my title. The red "family" alphas came from the new Treasures & Text sticker sheet, from the Family Forever collection. The mini green alpha stickers are from a High Five Alpha sticker sheet. And the "love" banner stickers are from the new Trinkets sticker sheet, also from the Family Forever collection.
I machine stitched around the edges of the grid patterned paper piece a few times, and then added some corner stickers to sort of "frame" it. I debated on using a few different color crochet hearts in the center of the title piece, but finally decided on just the aqua crochet heart, and a few of our older yellow heart buttons.
I adhered the title piece and the photo to either side of the layout, and then adhered the 2x2" Candid Cards using pop dots. The grey chevron patterned paper makes a great neutral background, and I just added some strips of the fun flower patterned paper and a few borders (a paper border and a border sticker).
You can view and download our Family Forever project sheet, complete with step-by-step instructions and a complete supply list, RIGHT HERE.