Monday, September 15, 2014


How many times have you heard that?  A lot I bet!  But it really is a Beautiful Day for me because I get to show you my layout using Bella Blvd.!  And it will be an even MORE Beautiful day for someone out there! 

This month I had the opportunity to work with Bella Blvd.  I LOVE Bella Blvd., and you should too! Bella Blvd. has LOTS of fun paper in beautiful bright, cheery colors! When I opened my package I thought to myself, "this is going to be a HAPPY layout!"  and it is!  The Molly Collection is perfect for creating pages for Girls (both little and big!)  My plan was to create a FUN layout of my daughter and her best friend.  And that's what I did, or at least what I started to do. 

Here are the FUN Papers that I worked with this month! 

When I begin a scrapbook page I'm really never intending it to be a two usually starts out as a one page layout....(here's what it looks like in the beginning)

But after I have the first page all out on paper I begin to wonder what it would look like as a two page layout and well, things start to take off!  You'll see the end result in a few minutes! 

Along with the Molly Collection I also used Clara Lane Design Template Collection from Kiwi Lane, along with the Rings.  The Rings are super fun to use!  I made photo mats out of mine, and used the Clara Lane mainly for the borders.  And of course I used my favorite template of all, the Scallop, to add a little bit of character to the pages.  I'm the type of Scrapbooker who thinks that a Scallop can be used on every page you create.  

Here's my final layout...and yes, it turned out to be a two page layout! 

As you can see from my layout I used the Clara Lane Template as the main Border Template for my page.  I just cut the width of the border in different sizes.  Also when I was using the Scallop Border, I tried to use the "words" in the Bella Blvd. paper as a guide.  I wanted the words to be shown in the page and not have them cut off so that you couldn't read what they were saying.  Since the background paper included flowers I had to use one of the flowers from the  Kiwi Lane Accent Collection to add as an embellishment to my page.  Along with my added ink and the usual rhinestones I REALLY like the way my page turned out.  

If you'd like to re-create my layout, here are the Kiwi Lane Templates that I used to create it: 
Templates Used: 

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So did you notice that there aren't any photos on my Layout?  Well that's because I've decided to give it away to one lucky winner.'s the deal.  September is a Special Month for me, my birthday is in September.  And well, I thought I'd like to brighten someone's day. SO how would you like to be chosen to receive this page as a gift from me to you?  All you have to do is leave a comment here on my personal blog!  You have until September 30, 2014 to leave a comment. and a winner will be chosen on October 1st!  
Oh...and P.S.  My's the 21st! :0)

Have a GREAT Day!

Jill :0)


cghundley said...

Well Happy Birthday
to you, a little early!
Great two page layout,
I like the way you
used the borders!
Carla from Utah

Cathy said...

Love your layout! Happy, happy birthday this month!

Kelly W. said...

What an adorable layout! Such fun paper and I love the bff theme and the colors. Thanks for the reminder that layering different DTs and printed papers can give such a neat look to a layout. Keeps things from getting stale!

The Flores Family said...

Hello! This is such an awesome layout! I would love to win it! Happy birthday and thanks!

rosa said...

have a happy birthday! love the cheerful bright colors!

goffy28 said...

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday to you and many many more!! The colors are so bright and fun for the summer and spring. Love the layout you have created.

bamafan said...

Thanks for the chance to win this layout. Happy Birthday!

Antoinette said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful Layout! I would love to win since you are making your announcement on Oct. 1st which happens to be my Birthday.

tinad said...

Happy happy birthday! I love the layout! I would over to win this layout. Cute! Cute! My granddaughter' s Birthday us Oct 10th

traupman said...

Happy Early Birthday! Mine is the 20th! We actually have 5 family members with September Birthdays! This year my son turned 16 yesterday and I will turn 40! Birthdays are so fun and since this is a big one for me my hubby is taking me out of town. So excited and I would most def make him take pictures of me just in case I win this page :)
Keep up the wonderful creating and thanks for sharing and for the chance to win it!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

happy birthday! fabulous layout! I love the bling and how the scallop cut words peek out!!

Kate Rosloff said...

I love your layout. Everything works for me- the colors, the bling, the movement created by the scallops and the circles. Love your use of the words printed on one of your pages. Amazing layout!