Good Friday Morning! I've found quite a few pretty pretties to share with you this week. There was a little bit here and a little bit there, but a few of them have been from one site; Bella Creations. This site formed at the end of 2010. I might be wrong, but I believe the main goal was to keep a large group of close crafty friends together. They continue to support each other each day and the site has boomed like you wouldn't believe! Seriously, it's THAT amazing! There are groups for:
There's even a market place where one can share items they've made for sale! It's easy to spend an entire day socializing, perusing the gallery AND becoming inspired to make something totally awesome all by yourself!
The Design Team also hosts monthly challenges. If you click on the link above (or even any of the three pretty images to the right of this blog) you can find them in the forums AND posted in the groups. However, if you still need to see something, take a look at....
February Bookmark Challenge in Oh La La: The Group Leader has posted an amazing example of the fun one can have with the image supplied. Normally, I hesitate to create anything that isn't a 12x12 scrapbook page. It's where I started and what I'm most comfortable with. This time, evidently, I had some fun because not only did I make one. I LIKE IT and I took a picture of it.
Still need more motivation? If you read the information in the Challenge post (linked above) you'll see that there will be a random winner who will have the chance to select an ephemera sheet to have as his/her very own from Gecko Galz (aka, the sponsors of this challenge and creators of the bunny image here!)
If bunnies aren't your thing, maybe you'd like to participate in the February Bella Muse Challenge. Lacey has shared an adorable image that one can use on any project their heart desires.
If you choose to enter your submission, there will be a random winner selected for this beautiful package (The January kit from Scraps of Darkness):
And one more? How about the February Tres Chic Challenge? Try a new style, or revel in one you already love. Try Shabby Chic! Use the colors of creme, pink and turquois. Incorporate at least one flower. Add some ribbon or lace. Apply a pearl. There will be a random draw for this prize, should you choose to participate:
Okay, one last, I swear! But, really, there's awesomeness around every corner at Bella Creations. You really should take some time and check it out for yourself. If you like being creative and crafty, it truly is a place to enjoy! If you're into sketches, this month's sketch challenge is to use this fun one:
So, if you're feeling inspired, what are you waiting for? Come on over and have some fun!