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3.22.2010

Bella Blvd Estate Sale & a giveaway!!








{Reported by Annie Hafermann}





Hello bright, funky, make-me-wanna scrap "Estate Sale" collection. Bella Blvd has once again delivered a diverse fresh collection of double sided heavy weight papers with coordinating cardstock weight stickers. The collection includes 6 doubled sided patterned papers and 4 different sheets of cardstock weight stickers ranging from alphabets, to journaling spots, to embellishments. This collection screams "abandon whatever you are doing and SCRAP ME RIGHT NOW!"

What I made:

Layout - Hello Big Girl

All product Bella Blvd Estate Sale except pink felt, button and flower all of which are misc.

Layout - Party Time
All product Bella Blvd Estate Sale except flowers (Prima), buttons (misc) and small piece of lace paper (Ki Memories)

Card - HiAll product, except misc. flower and button, are Bella Blvd Estate Sale

What I liked:
The GREAT variety of cardstock weight stickers.
The font of the cardstock alphabet stickers that came in the "Alpha + Bits" sheet.
All the great strips, accents, words, flowers, etc. on the "Bits of Bella (Estate Sale)" paper.
The wide RANGE of designs and colors in the collection.

What I'd like to see more of:
Hard to say....but perhaps a side or two of solid coordinating color (unless I used white, I didn't find much cardstock in my stash that would work with the collection.)


Where and How Much:
Product: Estate Sale Collection
Manufacturer: Bella Blvd
MSRP: $1.00-3.99
Available at: www.stopandscrap.com*, www.stampingbella.com, www.cordcamera.com *indicates best price at time of publication


What do you think?
Have you had the please of working with this (or any of the other AMAZING collections) from Bella Blvd.? What have you made or what are you just dieing to create? We love to hear from you! Leave a comment by noon EST Tuesday to be entered to win a Bella Blvd Estate Sale prize pack!!

77 comments:

kmassman said...

I have not had the pleasure of working with Bella? But, I would love to give it a try! I think I would scrapbook some pictures of my twin sister and myself when we were little.

Anne Thompson said...

I've looked at this online but haven't found it in any of the local stamp stores. I think it would be great to work with as a cardmaker primarily. I can see lots of ways to combine papers and those stickers to make some fabulous cards. Anne, yourmainestamper

Anonymous said...

I have noticed this line when I have browsed the internet stores,however I thought the paper was too "girlie" for my three boys,
Now that I have a granddaughter and she is coming home from Italy next month and we will see her for the first time (plenty of pictures will be taken) I have lots of ideas for photo opts and LO growing through my head right now.
Need to concentrate on work though.
Thank you for doing this review.

Deb

RAP said...

I think I would use it for some pictures of my 12y.o. daughter.

just me and z said...

Those colors are fabulous! They would be perfect to scrapbook some images of my 3 1/2 year old daughter in some of her outfits she had this past fall! Thank you for the chance to win some great products!
-Lindsay

ArlaMo said...

Such a fun line! I love Bella's alphas.

PamS said...

I have not worked with Bella Blvd before. But I am liking what I see with this line. I like all the colors that were put together. I like your layouts and card.

KittyMama said...

Oh my gosh, you scared me!! I didn't know they had a line called Estate Sale. I saw the title of the post and I thought another great scrapbook company was going under!! *whew*

carriegel said...

I don't think I have ever used anything by Bella but I would sure like to give them a try.

Brianna said...

This is just beautiful! Love those colors!!

Just call me b said...

Wow! I love me some Bella Blvd! It just makes my scrappy time much happier! I'd love to win!

Laura L said...

I have not had the chance to work with this great product yet, but this paper is screaming at me to scrapbook with it. :)

Joni Parker said...

I love Bella stuff. I got a few sheets of their new release Man of the House las month in one of my kit clubs...and it is FAB!!! I'd love to pick up that whole set and this Estate Sale set as well. Their papers seem to be verstile and just plain cute!!!

mylambboys said...

Hi! I have not worked with Bella products before. But I love the Estate collection of papers. I am working on a family album for my twin sister and 2 brothers. I would love this paper for the pages of my sister and I.

Carlyn

Scrapycandy said...

Bella has some amazing designers. And I really want to make a decor bird house for my mantel. I need to find the base and these papers would be terrific!

Arjanne said...

The paper looks great! Hope my LSS will carry it!

AngMomof3 said...

I don't think I've had the chance to scrap w/ Bella, but this line may be my first purchase for sure! Gotta request it at my LSS for sure.

Scrapamum said...

Love the colors! Perfect for my little ones : )
My LSS doesn't carry Bella Blvd so I might have to go online and see if I can get my hands on some of this goodness!

nina said...

Sweet layouts! I love the colours in this collection. I've never tried any BB papers but they sure look yummy!

Jennifer said...

I've been waiting to try some Bella Blvd supplies! Love the colors in this line.

Erica Hettwer said...

I've actually been working a lot with Bella Blvd lately. It's one of the featured manufacturers over at A Walk Down Memory Lane where I'm on the DT. (It's 25% off there this month, too!)

I love their Super Stud line, it's great for pics of my Little Man

Carla said...

First of all, your projects are beautiful!!! I would love a chance to work with Bella Blvd., I love the Estate Sale line but have not had a chance to work with any of it yet. It is simply beautiful!

Peggy said...

I haven't had the pleasure of working with any of the Bella Blvd collections but would love to try it out and make some scrap pages and cards. It looks lovely. God bless!
Peggy Allen

lenore said...

Love this line and am dying to make a minibook using it!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the round layout! I have to do one of those sometime! I love these papers, fun for cardmaking and scrapping!

Joy Pearcy said...

Great line! Love all of it so much. Never had the pleasure of using Bella products, but will definitely go look for some now! I would love to scrap stuff from childhood and some with my cousin and me. Thanks for the chance to win!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I seriously love Bella Boulevard but their stuff is not sold everywhere, so it's thrilling to have a chance to win, wow! that would be so so so amazing!!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

I just discovered this line a couple months ago. I have not been able to find it locally so I either need to order it online or wait to get to a larger metro area to find a store that might carry it. Thanks for the chance to win some of it

Lisa Cutler said...

I dont' know if i have seen their stuff before but LOVE IT. Esp. love the round layout. Thanks for the chance.

StacyC said...

Love this collection... I have not tried any of the Bella lines but would so love the opportunity...

{Sarah} said...

Cute examples!! I'm a big fan of their alphas/cardstock stickers!

Jingle said...

I really like Bella Blvd.'s stuff in general! They use great color combinations and their patterns are easy to use!

klasickewpie said...

I have not seen Bella Blvd at the LSS, but now that I see this line I must get me some...fast. I love the Nana's Apron and Coin Purse so much, and those flower prints would be perfect for my magnetic calendar I'm going to start. I love estate sales in general and this one I definitely would not pass up.

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

i'm so loving this line! i've not had the pleasure of working with Bella Blvd yet, but I'd so love to :D

Etta said...

I haven't used it, but I have had my eye on some! This collection looks like fun! Love the colors!

jill marie barrett said...

this looks like fun.

Cindy said...

This is a really cute line! It's versatile enough to use for huge variety of projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

lisa808 said...

I'm not familair with Bella, but the papers look pretty.

Veronica said...

I've not had the PLEASURE of working with Bella! I would have to order on-line!! No LSS's :-(
Beautiful stuff. Thanks for the chance!!

barbs said...

Great patterns and colors. I would love to try working with Bella.

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouu, beautiful! I'm loving these papers that are feminine, but not so girly as most products (not that I'm against girly). :)

carpediem said...

Would love to make a mini album with this kit and use any leftovers to make a few birthday cards!!! laura j

william said...

Dona't have it--but I love it!

Janette said...

Love the look of this collection. I think it would be great for scrapping both male and female themes due to the mix of colours.

Cynthia B. said...

This line is super-cute! I've been able to do a couple of layouts with Sweet Celebration and Camped Out, and I was really happy with how they turned out! Lots of great patterns and colors, and the bits a' Bella are my fave because they make great accents for layouts OR cards!
Thanks so much for the chance to win some Estate Sale goodies!

Heather H said...

I've used some Bella Blvd super stud, which was perfect for my DS. This collection looks nice, though more girly. It would be great for LOs of my nieces. Thanks for the giveaway.

Erika M. said...

I love this line - I would make a mini album for my mom for mother's day!

Deanne said...

I would love to try this out...seems absolutely wonderful!

Stephanie said...

I have loved every collection from Bella Blvd I've seen, and this one is no exception!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I haven't been able to get my hands of this line but I have seen a few sheets of their collection Man of the House and it is wonderful!!!! I haven't been able to complete the layout but I have some great guy pictures to complete!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great review--thanks for always sharing! Great examples too! I love love love creating cards--although, I want to step out of my box and make a LO....ack! It frightens me since it is so big (12x12)...but maybe I will buy a small album and work on that first:)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenny McGee said...

What a perky collection. It is so cute. thanks for a chance to win.

Kim M said...

Every collection Bella comes out with I fall in love with and this is no exception. It went on my wish list as soon as I saw the CHA sneeks, love the color combinations and can't wait to get my hands on some.

SherryG said...

I've never seen any of this brand, but I love it!

smahrty said...

I have not worked with bella blvd before, but the name Estate Sale has definately got my attention. Looks like a great collection.

Deborah said...

I have not seen any bella Blvd at our local store but with 2o grandchildren to scrap for I would love to try it. It looks like it would be fun paper to work with. I make a book when my grandchild graduates from 8th grade. I have completed 7 so far. Loved your card. Deborah Keizer

Carol said...

I like this collection - it seems like it'd be really usable with the two sided papers... Those are the ones that you sometimes wish you'd have bought two of each!! I have used some of their papers, but I don't remember the line name - my local Scrapbook store had it in their monthly kit - fun, fun, fun!!!

Mary F said...

I haven't been able to find their products locally-but I'm am loving the color mixes! I love the variety of patterns and colors-looks just up my alley Thanks for the review!

Anke said...

I haven't used Bella Blvd, but I should like to try! It looks great.

charmi said...

I havent tried bella blvd..but i love what you did with them & i'm not sure if my lss carries them !!

jennie said...

The only Bella Blvd I've had the pleasure to use is random parts that have been in kits. I have been really impressed by the colors used and that the themes are not overly "Theme-y" Very nice collection!!

Angela Fehr said...

I've never even heard of Bella Blvd. before. But I love it when companies do cardstock-weight stickers, and double sided paper always gets my vote - if you don't care for one side, the other will be usable. Very classic colours in this line as well.

Gayle215 said...

I love Bella Blvd. I've been lucky to receive it in some kits. I'm dying to make a three generation scrapbook page with this collection!

SusieScrapper said...

Beautiful collection, love the flowers!! I'm dying to create some spring layouts to go along with the wonderful spring days!!

Stephanie Zito said...

This line looks absolutely gorgeous! I have 3 girls and would love to scrap some layouts of them with these papers!

so_sweet_n_simple said...

wow i love it all

Sandie said...

Annie your pages are gorgeous! I'm working with this same line at the moment in a DT kit, and I love all the elements in the sticker sheet and cardstock sheet. I too though would've liked some solid colours on the reverse as I found only white or kraft cardstock worked with the papers.

Maria said...

What a great collection. It seems to be pretty versatile too which is always a plus!
I would love to make both cards and pages with this.

Michelle said...

I cant recall using anything by Bella, but I think this line is adorable! Would be perfect with pages for my only daughter (1 year old) after having 3 boys!

Kelly Hansen said...

LOV LOVE this line. My favorite from ths line is the sheet that you can cut from all the different elements to embelshish. Bella Blvd has the stuff together. Love your papers!

Carola said...

I have not had the chance to work with this great product yet, but I think this paper is perfetc for me to scrapbook some photos I love;)

marla said...

I have heard of and seen Bella Blvd online but NEVER in person. I would LOVE to win this line. The papers look beautiful!!

PattiM said...

Beautiful papers..

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Tanstar said...

Thanks for sharing such gorgeous papers ++ I just took photos today of my son at his easter fun day at kinder and I can see me busy scrapping up a storm with the estate sale, I know most would think it too girly but I would definately enjoy using such happy colours :)

Wendy said...

What Fun Spring colors, I have never worked with Bella before, but would love too! Thanks

Louise Dubord said...

Georgeous line. It inspires me to do lots....

Anonymous said...

Nice line that could be used in alot of ways. like that it is not too cutesy.

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