Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Use It Up Tuesday-Bella Blvd

Hey y'all! Hope you are staying warm in your neck of the woods. It's a cold & blustery day here. Another good one for staying in and crafting! 

One of my (many) resolutions this year is to use up scrap supplies that I have been hoarding. I love new & pretty products, but what's the point of buying them if I never use them?! So I am going to test out a new installment on my blog called "Use It Up Tuesday". I will try to post a new project a few times a month using older products. 
So today I am posting my first "Use It Up' post! I created with Bella Blvd's Lucky Stars . This is such a fun collection, perfect for creating layouts of kids &  their many activities!! 

I began my layout with this sketch from My Creative Sketches
The orange cardstock really helps these fun papers pop off the page!
My son had his 4th birthday party at a local Childrens' Museum & the kids had a blast with the parachute.
I distressed the edges of the patterned papers  to give it a rough fell, like little boys had gotten a hold of it! Ha ha!

My alphas are also from Bella Blvd. I added in some colored sequins & two flair buttons from The Crafty Pickle . The wood veneer banner is also a hoarded item, from Pink Paislee.
The die cut heart & "what a wonderful day" tag are from Elle's Studio. I added a chipboard beanie hat (this reminded me of little boys) from UmWow Studio.

        My journaling is tucked inside of the glassine bag. I embellished it with feathers & a wood heart from Studio Calico, a fussy cut star from the Bella Blvd collection & a mini clothespin from Crate Paper. I don't always like for my journaling to show, so these bags tucked away on a page make the best solution! 

It's so hard to believe that these photos are almost 4 years old! Ty turns 8 on Friday!! I am in disbelief & a bit sad that that little guy is gone. : (  But I enjoy his antics & zest everyday! 

Thanks for stopping by! Stay warm!!


  1. Adorable page!! Love how you used up your BB!!

  2. I love your bright color!You made fabulous page using the sketch.Thank you for playing along with us at My Creative Sketches.

  3. I adore your layout, Thank you for joining in the sketch challenge

  4. Great page! Love the bright colors! Thank you for playing along with us at My Creative Sketches!