We are so excited to introduce you to our talented October Guest Designer, Katie Rose. Let’s get to know a little more about Katie and check out the projects she created to share with us!
Hello! My name is Katie Rose and I am super excited to be Guest Designing for Bella Blvd today! I live in a small town on the coast of NH with my hubby and our three kiddos. I have been scrapbooking consistently for about 14 years, shortly after my second son was born. A few years ago I entered the design team world and was even lucky enough to have served on the Bella Blvd design team in 2013-2014! I have been a fan of Bella Blvd’s since they came on the market…the whimsical designs and bright colors are so fun to work with. When I am not scrapbooking I run an early childhood center for 120 children that I co-own with my sister. I am passionate about photography and love all things Disney and watch entirely too much reality TV.
Here’s a look at the layouts I made with Bella Blvd’s gorgeous new collections.
“Camp”, by Katie Rose.
My tried and true circle cutter and circle punch that I bought 14 years ago in my early days of scrapbooking are still two of my go to tools. I used them both here to create several circles of varying sizes using patterned papers from the Family Frenzy collection. I balanced the circles with a photo collage on the top half of the layout. I then added lots of fun stickers and embellishments for some finishing touches. I especially love the look and texture that the circles cut from the Clear Cuts add to the page.
“Oh The Places You Will Go”, by Katie Rose.
The Whatever Is Lovely collection is such a special collection. I just knew I had to create a very special layout with it. My oldest son has just entered his senior year of high school and is looking at colleges and thinking lots about his future. I am sad knowing that he will soon leave home but also so very excited for what the future holds for him. I created this layout to tell him just that. Aside from my photos, I wanted to highlight my favorite patterned paper from this collection…Admirable. I cut a strip of it to use on my background and added coordinating colors of Clear Cuts on top. I stitched them on for added detail and texture. This is a very special layout for me using a very special collection.
“Yum Yum”, by Katie Rose.
I think the Fresh Market collection is so adorable! I just love all the cute little fruit throughout the line. I paired this collection with these equally adorable photos of my daughter eating strawberries as a toddler. I love watching toddlers savor every juicy bite of fruit. She could literally take a good 5 minutes to eat one strawberry! I was inspired by the grid design of the Fruitful patterned paper. I created a grid of squares on my Silhouette Cameo with white cardstock. I then cut a few squares from Fruitful and other papers in this collection and placed them under my cut. When I was happy with my placement I stitched it all down. I then added other fun bits inside of some of the empty squares.
“One Year Later”, by Katie Rose.
Another special layout for me. My husband had a heart attack a little over a year ago and we almost lost him. This summer we celebrated as a family the one year to the date of his heart attack with him fully recovered. It was a very special moment for us that of course we had to commemorate with a family selfie! I used the Family Frenzy collection. That Let’s Take a Selfie paper is perfection! For this layout I wanted to use a diagonal design but keep my photos straight. So I used some strips of patterned paper diagonally across the middle to separate the top and bottom corners. I used the top for my photos and the bottom for my title.
Thank you so much Bella Blvd for having me guest design today! I had so much fun playing with these new collections!
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