Friday, November 14, 2008

Bella BLVD and other stuff

Hey everyone, Bella BLVD is having a contest! Check it out-






November 09, 2008
Announcing: Bella Blvd's First Layout Contest

All applicants are welcome! We want to see your Fall and Family scrapbooking layouts using Bella Blvd products! If you're looking to find Bella Blvd products, we have updated our Store Locator just for you! Please be sure to read complete Contest Details Here!
This contest would not be possible without sponsorship from these great companies:
Two Spotted Dogs
The Scrap Room, Inc.
Parisian Studio
Prizes:
First Place Winner will receive a $100 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Second Place Winner will receive a $50 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Third Place Winner will receive product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd and your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Here Are the Details:
1. All submissions are due no later than Wednesday, November 26th, 2008.
2. Contest winners will be posted Monday, December 1st, 2008 on the Studio Blog. Prizes will be shipped out soon afterwards.
3. Send one layout (any size) using Bella Blvd products. We challenge you to not only use Family Tree, but also try scrappin' those Fall layouts with Pack Your Bags products. A layout can be a single page or double page spread.
4. Please only send one image. There is no need for close up and detail images.
5. File should not exceed 700 pixels x 700 pixels or 700 kb.
6. Email the above along with your name, phone number and email address to art@bellablvd.net, subject line: FALL/FAMILY LAYOUT CONTEST.
7. Winners will be announced during the first week of December on the Studio Blog, and will be contacted via email and telephone.



On a personal note-

I have finally dove in and tried my hand at digital scrapbooking and I have to say, I LOVE it!

Creative Memories software called StoryBook Creator Plus is so fantastic, it takes the confusion out of layering! With this program anyone can go digital! The 100% Princess is a layout I made using all CM papers and elements. The other one is a digital layout I made using a mixture of Jen Wilson Designs and Creative Memories.












I also made a no knit scarf this week! SO fun and it's so easy! I saw the pattern in Martha Stewart's new Holiday crafts edition.




Here's a cozy yet speedy project. Cut 12 pieces of bulky-weight yarn to about 1 1/2 times the desired length of the final scarf. (We used 140-inch pieces to make an 86-inch scarf.) Divide yarn into 4 bunches of 3 strands each. Tie 2 bunches together with a square knot, leaving 6 inches of fringe at end; repeat with remaining bunches. Pin the knots to a piece of foam board. Knot inner 2 bunches of yarn together, spacing knot about 1 inch from existing knots, then knot left and right bunches together. Alternate knotting the inner bunches and the left and right ones, spacing knots evenly apart, until about 6 inches of yarn remain on the end. Finish so that final knots mirror opposite end, and trim to even the ends.




Here is a picture of the one I made, mine is made with 100% wool yarn.



3 comments:

Stayce DeWid said...

great job on the digi!!!

I love your scarf. now i have to go find some yarn :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOUR SCARF, girlfriend!

Just stopped by to say hi! Miss you!!! I hope your Thanksgiving was amazing!

Big hugs!!!

Michelle @ AMM

Jodie said...

I'm not the craftiest person and figured since this was simple and speedy, I'd give it a try. Well, I can't quite figure out the easiest way to knot the yarn. There's just so much to work with. Any pointers? You can comment back on my blog www.summitismyhomeboy.blogspot.com.

Thanks so much!