Guest Designer: Katie Rose

GUEST DESIGNER

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!

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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.

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“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.

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“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.

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“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.

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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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