Time for a big announcement!

Today, my shop at Scrapable closed. All purchases/downloads should have been completed before 12 noon CST today, but if you have any issues or questions relating to things of that nature, you can email me (labellevie.designs.hw@gmail.com) and we’ll try to get them fixed for you!

There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes here at LBVD — new shops, a lot of fun stuff for you and a very special collection that you’ll see soon! Remember this post, where I asked you to give me your guesses on where LBVD is headed? Well big congrats to the winner of that giveaway, chigirl! Her guess was correct — I’m headed to Scrap Take Out! 🙂
My shop will open Oct. 15, and chigirl will get everything new for free (be sure to check your email if you’re chigirl, you’ve got something from me)! New things will include my contribution to October’s BYO, a brand new mini kit and a new alphabet.

I’m really excited about what’s coming next for LBVD. I’ll see you all soon over at Scrap Take Out! 🙂

Changes are coming!

With Scrapable closing for good at the end of the month (A LITTLE CHANGE: the shop will close on Sept. 29 at 12 noon CST instead of Sept. 30), my shop there will be closing. Currently there’s a great sale going on, so if you’ve had your eye on something, now’s the time to grab it!

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I’m already busy packing up my things and moving them into my new home, which will open October 15! On that day, I’ll have several new products, and you can grab your chance to win them all right here! Just leave a comment on this post with your guess about where you think my new shop will be. I’ll randomly pick a winner from everyone who guesses correctly. If that’s you, you’ll win all of Oct. 15’s new releases! Please only leave one comment with one guess. Any additional comments/guesses will not count. Also, please make sure the email that you provide when you leave a comment is one you check frequently — it’s how I’ll be contacting you!

You have until 5pm CST tomorrow, September 27, 2013 to leave your guesses. The winner will receive one email from me on Sept. 27 (the “you’ve won!” email), and an additional email on Oct. 15 (email with details on how to collect your prizes). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask (use the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of the page). Good luck!

LBVD Template Challenge | Vol. 2 & Vol. 1 Winner!

First off, I’ll apologize for how late this is. Things have been a little hectic trying to work some things out and this totally slipped my mind! But I’m here now, and I have a winner from Vol. 1….congratulations Shelby! I’ll be emailing you soon with details on how to claim your prize 🙂
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And now it’s time for Vol. 2 of the Template Challenge! Need a refresher on how to play?
* Create a layout using the template freebie in this post (scroll down to find it!)
* Upload your completed layout to the gallery of your choice
* Leave a link to your layout in the comments section of this post

Here’s the freebie for this round! You can either click the image to download or click HERE.
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Some other important things to know:
* You can only leave a link to ONE layout, so if you complete more than one, just pick the one you like most!
*  You may upload to whichever gallery you like (remember to credit the template and link if you can!)…however, if you upload to my gallery at Scrapable and you win the challenge, I’ll add an extra $2 to your prize!

The winners of these template challenges will be chose randomly, so everyone has a fair shot at winning. If you’re randomly selected, you’ll receive a $10 coupon to my shop! Please pay attention to the deadline listed below, any entries submitted after that time will not count.

Template Challenge | Vol. 2 starts: RIGHT NOW!
Template Challenge | Vol. 2 ends: 11:59pm CST, September 30, 2013 (check HERE if you need help converting your time to mine)

Good luck everyone, and enjoy your template freebie!

Friday Fontology, Vol. 4

**Just a little disclaimer: All of the fonts found in Friday Fontology are personal use okay, meaning you can use them for any of your personal projects/pages. If you’re looking to use them for any kind of commercial use, please check the creator’s TOU [most require either a small donation or a commercial license purchase]. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.

It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Time for another volume of Friday Fontology! This week, it’s all about calligraphy/script themed fonts. These ones are great for giving your journaling a handwritten look. Housegrind is actually one of my favorite fonts to use on my personal pages, as it closely resembles my actual longhand handwriting. It’s pretty cool to see my *almost* handwriting on a digital layout! Enjoy these fonts, and try using one (or all) of them on your next project!
*If you’ve missed any of the previous weeks, just click on this post’s tag at the very bottom of the post, or click HERE.*

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Brannboll Ny // Housegrind // Channel // Admiration Pains // Jane Austen // Jellyka Delicious Cake

Lunch Money | Sneak Peek

Ready to head back to school? This week’s new releases will help you do just that! Lunch Money & the add on will available in the shop on Friday, and you can enter for your chance to win both of them right here on the blog! Here’s a little peek of what you could win:

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If you’d like a chance to win both new releases, just leave a comment here on this post. Thursday night around 9PM CST, one winner will be chosen at random and sent an email on how to claim your prize before everyone else can get their hands on it! Good luck 🙂

eta: Congrats weeshare, you’re my winner! Expect an email from me soon 🙂
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Friday Fontology, Vol. 3

**Just a little disclaimer: All of the fonts found in Friday Fontology are personal use okay, meaning you can use them for any of your personal projects/pages. If you’re looking to use them for any kind of commercial use, please check the creator’s TOU [most require either a small donation or a commercial license purchase]. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.

Welcome to Week 3! I’m so glad that everyone seems to be enjoying these posts. It’s a lot of fun for me to dig through all the fonts I’ve got to find my favorites to share with you. This week has a special theme — back to school! My oldest started kindergarten this past Monday (where did the time go, seriously?!?), but even if your kids haven’t gone back yet (or maybe if you don’t have school aged children anymore), I hope you’ll find some use for these great fonts!
*If you’ve missed any of the previous weeks, just click on this post’s tag at the very bottom of the post, or click HERE.*

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Learning Curve // Eraser // KG Primary Penmanship // Life Lessons // Colleged // Octin Sports

Friday Fontology, Vol. 2

Time for week 2 of Friday Fontology! I’ll apologize in advance for feeding your font addiction if you have one like I do 🙂
**Just a little disclaimer: All of the fonts found in Friday Fontology are personal use okay, meaning you can use them for any of your personal projects/pages. If you’re looking to use them for any kind of commercial use, please check the creator’s TOU [most require either a small donation or a commercial license purchase]. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.

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Capture It // Rock Show Whiplash // Old Press // Blackout // KG Second Chances // Disco

LBVD Template Challenge | Vol. 1

**I’m just noticing that the preview is missing something — like all my templates, this one is CT friendly and limited CU okay (quickpages for sale or free only). If you have any questions please ask!**

I’m so excited to finally be starting the LBVD Template Challenge! These will come your way every 2 weeks, right here on the blog. Want to know how to play?
* Create a layout using the template freebie in this post (scroll down to find it!)
* Upload your completed layout to the gallery of your choice
* Leave a link to your layout in the comments section of this post

Sounds easy enough, right? Here’s the template freebie for this challenge!
lbvd_tempchall_vol1_previewYou can either click the image to download, or CLICK HERE.

Just a few more little things:
* You can only leave a link to ONE layout, so if you complete more than one, just pick the one you like most!
*  You may upload to whichever gallery you like (remember to credit the template and link if you can!)…however, if you upload to my gallery at Scrapable and you win the challenge, I’ll add an extra $2 to your prize!

The winners of these template challenges will be chose randomly, so everyone has a fair shot at winning. If you’re randomly selected, you’ll receive a $10 coupon to my shop! Please pay attention to the deadline listed below, any entries submitted after that time will not count.

Template Challenge | Vol. 1 starts: RIGHT NOW!
Template Challenge | Vol. 1 ends: 11:59pm CST, August 31, 2013 (check HERE if you need help converting your time to mine)
Template Challenge | Vol. 2 will begin: 12 midnight, September 1, 2013

Have fun, and good luck! 🙂

Friday Fontology, Vol. 1

Happy Friday everyone! Starting this week here on the blog, I’ll be bringing you some of my favorite fonts and letting you know where you can grab them for free! All of the fonts found in Friday Fontology are personal use okay, meaning you can use them for any of your personal projects/pages. If you’re looking to use them for any kind of commercial use, please check the creator’s TOU [most require either a small donation or a commercial license purchase]. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask. Let’s get started!

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Return To Sender // Peach Sundress // Mission Script // Basically Serif // Pompiere // Always In My Heart

I have SO many fonts…probably too many lol! These are just some of my favorites. I love a little bit of everything — handwritten, sketched, script, classic type — and this list seems to have all of those! You can find these fonts for free at the links above. Try using one of these on your next page, either in your title or your journaling…or get creative and use two or more together, it’s up to you!

 

DSF Blog Train August 2013

timeforablogtrainI’m so excited to be joining Digiscrap Forum’s blog train this month! For those of you who’ve never visited my blog before, welcome! Make sure to explore a little (you might find more freebies!) and check out our Facebook page for all the latest La Belle Vie news.
If you’ve been following the train’s path, you landed here from Brandi White Designs. After picking up this piece here, your next stop is Snackpackgu’s Designs. (Lost? You can find the entire list over at DSF –> http://www.digiscrapforum.com/showthread.php?t=5092…and just remember that different designers may be in different time zones — if their portion isn’t posted yet, just check back!) Freebies for this blog train are only guaranteed to be available until the end of August, so make sure to grab them all before then!

lbvd_aldnh_previewHere’s my portion. Included are 4 papers (2 patterned, 2 solid) and 4 elements (1 journal card, 1 flair button, 1 metal gear and 1 arrow border). Click the image to download, or CLICK HERE (sorry, link has expired).

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you next time! 🙂