So Lovely |Adding Flair to Ephemera

Song of Songs Bible Journaling Page using Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea - Lydia Cost

I’ve recently been eye-ing all the beautiful embroidery thread creations on Pinterest, and I’m especially obsessed with the embroidered hair!  I just couldn’t help but add a little pizazz to this gorgeous mermaid from the Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea collection.

Song of Songs Bible Journaling Page using Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea - Lydia Cost

I knew I wanted to add some really long dark braids to the pretty little lady, but she already had a top bun.  I went about cutting off her pretty little bun to make room for some long locks!

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After removing her bun, I began by stitching on the hair on the top of the head, matching the pattern that was illustrated on the ephemera.  I finished stitching at the bottom of each corner of her head to string several strands below her ears for those long brads!

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I left one side open so that it appear as if she was still braiding, since her hand was in the perfect position.  Isn’t she just the cutest?!

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I added her to my Bible page along with a few pieces of other ephemera, alphas, and some ciao chips.  It was a super simply page, but I wanted that lovely little mermaid to do all the talking!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you’re inspired to add a little flair to your favorite ephemera!

Bella Blvd Kind Cards

Bella Blvd Random Act of Kindess Cards using Wish Big Girl and Acrylic Words - Lydia Cost

As yesterday was National Random Act of Kindness Day, I thought I’d share these two kind cards that I created with some of my favorite Bella Blvd products!

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I wanted these cards to be broadly themed, so that I could give them to friends just because.

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I pulled out my stash of Acrylic Words for these cards, because I wanted my sentiment to pop!  It’s amazing how many uses those acrylic words have in creating!  I’m not sure I lived before they were a part of my stash.

Bella Blvd Random Act of Kindess Cards using Wish Big Girl and Acrylic Words - Lydia Cost

I also put my Wish Big Girl Collection to good use with the amazing florals in the collection.  I love the way those large florals add such a punch to any project!  Lastly I added some Bella Wonky Alphas to finish out my sentiments.

I’m excited to send these cards to a couple of wonderful friends who deserve to have their day made everyday!  What a special blessing they are to me!

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