Ciao! Ciao! I'm Stephanie, also known as Bella! I'm the designer and owner of Bella Blvd, this fabulous little scrapbooking company located in the sweet little town of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. For as long as I can remember I have dreamt of designing scrapbooking products! It may sound quite odd to some people, but for those of you that scrapbook, you know it's a powerful addiction of bright fun patterns and embellishments that turn your memories into real life artwork. After my first walk through a scrapbooking store, the rest was history. I had to be a part of this exciting, happy and creative community. Some of my favorite things are turtle sundae ice cream, puppies, stripes and polka dots, Philadelphia cream cheese, my Mac computers, pasta, the color pink, traveling around the world, sour cream, being an auntie, scrapbooking, shopping, photography, text messaging, organizing and re-organizing and Japanese hibachi steakhouses.
So why "Bella Blvd"? I come from a very close-knit Italian family. My mother and her family were born in southern Italia. During college I jumped at the opportunity to study abroad in Florence for nearly five months. Walking through the cobblestone streets I heard, "Ciao bella!", and when trying to fall asleep at night I could hear "Ciao bella" echoing through the narrow roads! "Blvd" was the perfect addition, considering it is a street suffix, and I totally wanted the logo to be a street sign! Plus, it sounded sweet!
These are my passions: art, design, scrapbooking and new color palettes! It's like Christmas each time new collections are created and printed! Since establishing Bella Blvd, not a single day has felt like work. Of course there are the non-art-related tasks that I've had to learn that arent my favorite...like taxes! But it's all for the better good of my "baby" (as I like to call it), Bella Blvd! I only hope is that you love Bella as much as I do, and all the happiness that comes the products!
How old will you be in five years? 31 (eek!)
What's the last movie you saw? Dear John.
What is your favorite ice cream? Turtle Sundae.
Do you want kids? Yes, but I’m not quite sure how many. That keeps changing as I get older.
What is your favorite TV show? Survivor and Private Practice
Do you watch soap operas? Days of Our Lives is my guilty pleasure.
One of my worst habits is...... biting my nails. I can't STOP!
Shop Bella Blvd at ACOT
Bella Blvd products are now available in our shoppe!
Love the All Inclusive line for cruising and beach LOs! Really great.
Bella Blvd products should be available at ACOT within the next few days!
Can we order Bella Blvd from Acot yet?