Friday, March 10, 2017

Bella Blvd + The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!

Hey, friends!  Happy Friday...woo hoo!  I'm so excited to be taking part in the Bella Blvd + The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!  Designers from both teams have used Bella Blvd products mixed with cut files from The Cut Shoppe to create some awesome projects.  There is a ton of inspiration on all the blogs, so be sure to hop along and visit them all.  And what would a Blog Hop be without giveaways and discounts, right?

You should have arrived here from The Cut Shoppe's blog.  Keep reading to see the Hop order and the project I created :)  Keep reading for the prizes, giveaways and discounts!



For my layout, I mostly used the new Illustrated Faith Delight in His Day collection.


And here are the cut files I used from The Cut Shoppe... Say Anything and The Half of It.


Here is what I came up with.  I used the Illustrated Faith Delight in His Day collection mixed with a few Illustrated Faith Basics embellishments.  I used the The Half of It and Say Anything cut files from The Cut Shoppe.  One of my favorite techniques is backing a cut file with patterned paper, so that's what I did here.  I cut all those scallops on white cardstock and backed lots of them with papers from the Delight in His Day 6x8 Paper Pad.  I left a lot of them open and backed them with another sheet of white cardstock.  I love the tone-on-tone look, and it created some really cool texture.  I did use a bit of watercolor and gelatos on my background to create some splotches of messy color.


I love the texture here!  Even though there is a lot of white, you can still see the cut file and the awesome shapes it creates.  I printed my journaling out on my computer and created little strips.  I also did a bit of machine stitching with black thread around the cut file.


I paired the "Love" piece from the Say Anything cut file with some of the new Wonky Alpha Puffy Stickers and some of the alphas from the DIHD Fundamentals Sticker sheet.  I love mixing and matching fonts and colors for my titles!  I also added some machine stitching again and a fun black & white arrow die cut from the IF Basics line.


I layered some of the solid 6x8 papers behind my photo as well as a few stickers from the Fundamentals sheet.  Isn't that scallop piece so cute?!  I also added some adhesive foam under the photo to raise it up and also some black tangled thread.


Here's another angle of the cut file and dimension.  This cute heart is from the IF Basics Bits & Pieces pack.  I raised it up and added thread for an extra pop of yellow.


I love this fun butterfly from the IF Basics line!  I decided to tuck it under the photo along with some yellow thread.


Here's the Hop Order...I know you'll just love what everyone created!




Now it's time for the PRIZES!  Here is what you can win from Bella Blvd...look at all those PUFFY STICKERS!!  I promise you, they're amazing, so make sure comment so you have the chance to win them!!



The Cut Shoppe's PRIZE is a $25 Gift Certificate to the Etsy Store!  That's a whole lotta cut files you can get...woo hoo!  And you can also enjoy this 30% OFF discount  if you use the code BLOGHOP30 valid today through March 13.


So make sure you visit all the blogs and leave your comments for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT day!

45 comments:

  1. Love how you used that background file!! Beautiful as always.

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  2. Love this layout! Everything you do is always awesome!

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  3. Loving this! Would enjoy very much this giveaway! <3

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  4. Love, love, love the use of this cut file. The scrappy bug is starting to itch and I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

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  5. Love your style Missy! You are always so inspiring!

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  6. The Cut Shoppe, Bella Blvd and Missy Whidden all together....Can't get much better!! :)

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  7. Wow, What a fun page. Love the cut file and the puffy stickers. Always a treat to see your creations.

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  8. So cute love the cut file you used

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  9. Love your use of the file! Delightful!!

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  10. I love that I can recognize your projects before I even see your name. You have such a distinctive style that is a perfect mix of minimal and mixed media!

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  11. I love that cut file
    background! And the
    colors and it looks
    so fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Love those puffy stickers and your designs! Thanks for the chance!

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  13. Very cute layout! Love all the cutouts!

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  14. Very cute layout! Love all the cutouts!

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  15. Very cute layout! Love all the cutouts!

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  16. Love this layout Missy! There is a lot going on but at the same time it is so clean and uncluttered. Brilliant idea to back some of the cut outs with white to add texture but not colour. Love the way you used this cut file <3

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  17. I just adore your layouts Missy and just love this one! Gorgeous!

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  18. Your layouts always inspire me! Love the way you use color and texture.
    (And DANG - these prizes are awesome! :) )
    Awesome work with both Bella and the Cut Shoppe!

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  19. Beautiful layout Missy. I love the black stitching around the cutfile - makes the layout look less square. The puffy stickers ARE just GORGEOUS!!!

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  20. I've been watching your videos for months now but this is my first visit to your blog. Love your creations and Bella Blvd...it's a double whammy..ha ha! Fingers crossed for the big puffy sticker win!

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  21. Gorgeous layout as always!! I love stalking your blog for inspiration!! :)

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  22. THis is so fun and inspirational! Nice textures

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  23. Missy I just love your style! Its always a HUGE inspiration to me and this layout is no different! The way you used the background cut filet just rocks and I love all the bits of texture and pops of colour!

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  24. Oh Missy, your layout is fabulous as usual! Love that sweet photo of you and your daughter.

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  25. This layout is stunning, love every detail. And there is so much color. ❤️

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  26. I love this layout and the cut file. Something to see everywhere! It is so perfect with the black and white photo!

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  27. Another beautiful layout! I love your style. You've inspired me to try mixed media on my layouts. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. You always create such bright, beautiful and fun pages. This one doesn't disappoint!

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  29. Illistrated Faith is a favorite such a cute layout, getting the word file. Thanks for the inspiration, I will be following you.

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  30. I just love your use of color. You have such a way with multimedia. I can tell a layout is your's the second I see it. You are one of my biggest inspirers.

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  31. Missy I love your job, you're an amazing artist! I'm one of your biggest fan!

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  32. Beautiful layout! So clean and crisp.

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  33. I really love your layouts! You inspired me to use mixed media and bright colors! Thank you!

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  34. Another gorgeous layout Missy!

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  35. beautiful! Love the colors as always.

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  36. So much texture, colour and diverse elements but it all comes together perfectly in this sunny, happy layout. Thank you.

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  37. Wow! What amazing layouts! its so bright and pretty! I love it!

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  38. Great idea to put the patterned paper
    behind the scallops. the page
    is bright and colorful but the
    picture is still the main item
    on the page.
    thanks for sharing.

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  39. This is so cute! I am a big fan of yours. :o)

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