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Saturday, November 22, 2014

I Love Aspen Layout

FotoBella Fans!  Hello!  I'm sharing a layout today with photos from the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen, Colorado.  The photos from the trip were perfect for the We R Memory Keepers Shine Collection.  

This collection has a few embellishments with it, but for the most part, I fussy cut a lot for a lot of my embellishments on tis page.  It really brought the page to life, in my opinion and this layout is one of my favorites.  

Everything you see on this page from the tree, dear head, hearts, owl, leaves, all fussy cut from the Journal Cards in the Albums Made Easy Card Set.  I added some Stickles, glossy accents and twine to the mix as well.  

I inked the edges on EVERYTHING!  Between the cutouts, the inking and the added shine, this layout came out with some great dimension and character.

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dear Santa Layout is the place to find a great Christmas collection by We R Memory Keepers.  It's the North Pole I want it all bundle and it is perfect for those holiday projects you've been waiting to start.  This collection has the classic colors and patterns.  

There are some fun snowflake stickers I couldn't wait to use in this collection.  I adhered them to the layout with foam squares to give them some dimension and coordinate with the snow flake patterned paper I used for the background of the layout.

When I saw the alpha stickers I was really excited to use them.  They are really cute!  I had a bunch of titles I wanted to use, and settled on this one (so I'd have enough letters, ha!).

Silver Stickles added some sparkle to the center of the snowflakes and ran it along the edge of the photo to frame it out with some bling!  Visit FotoBella to see this bundle for yourself.

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Best Wonder Mom Gift Card Holder Card Tutorial


Orion Sheet
Die Cut Letters
Clear Stamps
Die Cut Cardstock & Transparencies
Chipboard Stickers 
Gold Ink Pad
Teal Ink Pad
Glue Dots
Double Sided Tape
Embossing Ink & Powder
Glue Stick

Paper Cutter
Scoring Knife
Heat Gun
Cotton Swab

Cut a 11.5” x 4” piece out of the Orion Sheet.

With a ruler or straight edge and a scoring knife, score lines widthwise, at 2.5”, 3.5”, 4.5” and 9”.

Fold the paper strip as pictured.

Choose a shape you would like for the gift card slot. I decided to go with a triangle. Trace the line you want to cut on the fold flap pointing up. With scissors, cut the shape.

With a glue stick, glue the up flap closed. Make sure to keep the area where the gift card will be placed, un-glued. Make sure your gift card will fit, and then press until dry.

With your Gift Box Punch, cut notches in the right side end, .75” in from both ends. ft card will fit, and then press until dry.

 With your choice of stencil and ink color, use a cotton swab to ink some fun designs on the inside, focal point of the card. 

Grab some colorful embossing powder, embossing ink and the triangle and diamond shaped clear stamps from your bundle.

 Place the stamps randomly, sprinkle embossing powder and seal with your heat gun. 

Find this Remember This die-cut and ink the edges with a gold ink pad.

Secure the die cut tag to the inside of the card. Choose some paper die cuts and transparencies and secure around the tag as you like.

Ink all edges of the inside of the card with a matching ink pad.

Ink all edges of the outside of the card with a matching ink pad.

Find the pictured Chipboard Stickers, Chipboard Letters and Die Cut Stars. 

Layer up your chipboard on the Polaroid frame. Then cut off the backing as pictured. This will only be secured to the left side of the front flap, so you do not want to remove the entire backing of the sticker.

Secure your chipboard embellishments to the front (left flap) of the card. 

Layer on the die cut stars.
Your card is now finished! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank My Lucky Stars Layout

There are several things I really like about the We R Memory Keepers Shine Collection.  One is the great variety of cards in the Albums Made Easy set, and the cork stickers.  Both of which I've used in this layout.

Although there isn't a lot of embellishments included with this collection, it is very easy to add your own.  I fussy cut the buck so that it stands out against the background paper.  I also added twine and stickles to the banner and flower graphics on the paper.

I love how this collection compliments the photos and has become one of my new favorites from We R Memory Keepers.  Visit to check out all of the Shine Collection.

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Aurora Today Gift Tag

Hello everyone!
If you are debating which new FotoBella Bundle to purchase next, I recommend the Aurora Bundle by Basic Grey. It is a great bundle with rich colors that are perfect to transition into the fall and winter months. I love the stunning shades of purples, greys and golds!

Here is a gift tag idea for you, with plenty of layers and dimension.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Basic Grey Highline Card Tutorial

     This card will be sure to bring a happy hello using Basic Grey's Highline I want it all bundle from FotoBella!

Supplies from bundle:                                                       Other Supplies:
12 x 12 Collection Pack                                                       Flower Stamp
Vellum Tape                                                                        Tim Holtz Stencil (Splatters)
Die Cuts and Transparencies                                               Distress Ink (Black Soot)
Mixed Brads                                                                         Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Title Stickers                                                                        Black Eyelet
                                                                                             Ribbon and/or twine

Crop-a-dial Big Bite II
Border Punch


1. Cut a 6"x 6" card out of black cardstock. Cut the same size out of the pink "Be Yourself" paper, and punch around all of the edges using a border punch.

2. Cut  4 3/4" x 4 3/4" from the "Good Times" paper, and ink around all of the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot). Attach the black vellum tape to the bottom, leaving about 1/2" from the right. Use the Tim Holtz (Splatters) stencil to mask the splatter on the top right using the Jet Black Archival Ink.

3. Stick the Hello There sticker tag to some black cardstock, and trim about 1/8" from the edges. Then attach a black eyelet with some ribbon and/or twine through it.

4. Ink the edges of the three flower die cut with Distress Ink (Black Soot) and attach to the top back of the tag, leaving the flower that overlaps free from glue.

5. Place tag about halfway over the black vellum tape, and lightly trace around the flowers with a pencil. Now lift off your tag, and use some flower and/or leaf stamps around where you traced.

6. Glue down your tag, and lift the red overlapping flower to attach the green vellum tape across the top of the tag and edge of the paper.

7. Now ink the other two floral die cuts with Distress Ink (Black Soot). Attach a brad to the larger one and place on the top left corner. Stamp another flower coming off of the side of the lower left side of the paper, and place your smaller flower over the right side of the black vellum tape.

8. To finish it up, just glue your punched paper to the black card, and your "Good Times" paper on top.

I hope you'll give this card a try, and send a little cheer someone's way!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Basic Grey Highline Layout

     All of the bright, funky, colors and patterns in Basic Grey's Highline I Want It All Bundle, was exactly what I've been saving this 20 year old photo for. They just screamed Betsey to me, as she's always been one of my favorite fashion designers. This is a photo of her store in San Francisco, CA with her business card attached on top.

     I had so much fun working on this page, and started off by using gesso on the bottom of my paper.The banner was created using the Printed Chipboard Shapes and Vellum Tape. I attached 2 of the large Mixed Brads on the ends, and finished it off with a zigzag stitch in four different colors.

     I cut the black flowers with my Cricut Expression, and backed them with some of the papers in the 12 x 12 Collection Pack. I used some more of the mixed brads for some of the centers, adding silver studs from my own stash to the rest. The other flowers around the photo come in the Die Cuts and Transparencies pack. The drips and splotches were masked with a stencil and inks. I used white paint to spell San Francisco and XOXO on the Chalkboard Wood Tags, using some more Vellum Tape on the wood portion of the heart. Then I rubbed a little chalk to both pieces.

Thanks for your visit, and be sure to pick up your bundle at FotoBella