Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hello February

It's one of my favorite months! Filled with chocolates, Resees hearts, pink and red roses, love, snuggles, hugs and more - it just doesn't get better than that! I just love all the *pink* goodness in all the local shops.

Instead of apologizing for my lack of posts, I'm going to catch you up and fill you in. January was full of deadlines and preparations for Bella Blvd's very first trade show exhibition with the Craft and Hobby Association. It was a huge success! As a result, my life has transitioned very quickly from designer to inventory control and shipping! Oh.....the joys of owning a small business. It's all so exciting that at night when I say my prayers before I fall asleep I think about how all of this started and where Bella Blvd is now compared to 5 months ago. God does wonderful things, and I have faith in him, even through this economy, to carry out His plans for me, no matter what they may be.

While I was in Califnornia I cannot even express to you how much I missed this little guy.

My little Mio Mio. All I had to hold on to (literally) was a photo of him on the wallpaper of my cell phone. I missed his little face, and snuggle-ly kisses everyday. He always makes me happy!

Amongst all the craziness, I have been able to get together with my favorite girls for late nights of scrapbooking, story telling, snacks and laughs. I just finished assembling my first album for the year 2008! Wha-hoo! I love finishing an album. No, I haven't finished the full year yet, but I'm well on my way. Here are some of the last layouts:

and you've gotta love this one....I dug into my stash of favorite products. I just *love* this line from SEI, Sporty. It was one of their first collections, and I still have every piece of it in my stash. See, look how far SEI has come since then!


Wendy Lee said...

Congratulations on all of your success Stephanie!!! I love the LO's you posted here! Love them! My fav is the one of you and Morgie, I think it is because I love those pictures of the 2 of you so much!! Now, when are we scrappin??? XOXO

Elizabeth said...

I am so happy for you and your success. I love when you post your layouts, too : )

Morgan said...

YAY your back to blogging. I can say that only because you always yell at me when it has been a long time since my last post. Anyways, love the layouts - always inspiring - like usual. Love you!

Beth said...

I'm so glad the show was a success, but I knew it would could it not be??? Love the layouts!!

Jenna said...

why has no one talked about little mio!?!?! look at that little face....that's who should be in your next layout! That way you will have a picture of him for when I take him home!

Katherine said...

I knew you would do great. Congrats on all the good things coming your way. And I love the pages. My favorite is the orange one! Great job all around.