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Monday, March 2, 2015

MME Hello World Card Tutorial

     I'm LOVING the new My Mind's Eye Hello World I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! This  card has lots of layers and distressing, and was a lot of fun to make!

Supplies from Bundle:                                    Other Supplies:

- 12 x 12 Paper Bundle                                    - Cream Cardstock
- Adventure Journal Cards                               - Glue
- Adventure Decorative Brads                         - Rope or Twine
- Discovery Sticky Notes                                 - Lace or Ribbon
- Travel Mixed Bag                                         - Scissors
- All Aboard Wood Veneer                             - Decorative Scissors
                                                                        - Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs)
                                                                        - Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)


1. Cut a card at 8 1/2" x 6" from the cream cardstock and ink around the edges with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo). Cut the same size from the brown arrow "All Aboard" paper, and trim the edges with decorative scissors, inking them with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs). Wet the edges with some water and distress and curl your edges. After it dries, machine stitch around the edges.

2. Cut 8" x 5 1/2" from the aqua "Discovery" paper, and repeat the cutting and distressing technique from above, using Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) on the edges. Attach to the arrow paper and sew around the edges.

3. Fussy-cut the luggage from one of the Adventure Journal Cards, and ink the edges of the image and card that you cut from using Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs).

4. Place the brown card along the left, and layer with the polka dotted one, again inking all of your edges. Then place the Sticky Note on top adding the pink decorative brad. The chipboard compass comes in the Travel Mixed Bag and also gets inked.

5. Take the Paris tag, which also comes in the Travel Mixed Bag, and again ink around all of the edges. Add some lace or ribbon along with the wood veneer heart. Glue the luggage down adding the tag to the left. 

6. Now attach the brad with the Oh the places we'll go tag, adding the wood veneer plane and arrow. 

7. To make the banner, ink the edges of the banner pieces from the Travel Mixed Bag, with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo). Dip quickly in water, and use toothpicks to shape it, wrapping the banner around and over the toothpicks. Once dry attach to the right, and glue some rope or twine right above it. Now you can glue your layered papers to your card!

 Thanks for your visit! Have a great day!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Non Traditional Valentine Card.

Hello Loves-
Here is a great Valentine's Day card for a  boy. 
Super easy to add the embellishments right onto a ready made card background.

Wishing you a creative day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MME's Now and Then Mildred Layout

Welcome.  Today I'm sharing a layout I did using MME's collection Now and Then Mildred for FotoBella DT.

When I received my bundle in the mail, I knew immediately that heart paper would get used.  I love everything about it!  It makes a great background paper for this layout.

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Monday, February 23, 2015

Enjoy the Journey Tag

I'm sharing a little tag I did using the MME's collection Now and Then Mildred for FotoBella DT.

I am being slightly obsessed with tags after a swap we had over the holidays.  You can see all the tags we did here.  They are something fun and quick to create.  I haven't figured out yet what I'm going to do with them, but meanwhile I'm having fun creating them.

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Friday, February 20, 2015

Follow Your Heart, You're Amazing! (Layout)

The "Follow Your Heart, Be Amazing!" Bundle by My Mind's Eye was first released in 2012, and today you can take advantage of this collection in a FotoBella Bundle!  

There are so many "amazing" EMBELLISHMENTS that come in the Bundle, that it's  easy to make an "amazing" project!

The colors are soft and understated which allows your featured photo to be the star!  The variety of colors will complement most any photograph.  

It's a mixture of geometric patterns and textures, with images such as bicycles, butterflies and kites.

Beautiful graphics and pre-printed mini-collages are featured in the collection, which can help kick-start your scrapbook layouts!  
Kites, Hot Air Balloons, Bicycles and Birds are some of the fun images you'll find with this collection !

I wanted to create a fun scrapbook layout page for my grandson,  so I selected the preprinted layout page with a collage of blank hexagon shapes and graphics.  

 To highlight the hexagons,I stamped some colorful paper hexagons using the same colors in the collection.  

Then, to give it added texture, I stamped another set of hexagons exactly the same as the first ones and adhered them using dimensional tape. 

Using Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist, I repeated the hexagon pattern by spraying through a stencil sporadically throughout the layout. 
 To highlight the photograph, I cut a 4" x 6" rectangle, and placed it on the left side of the page.  The yellow photo mat was highlighted by an acetate overlay.

Layered chipboard and some stamped images from the polymer stamp set completed the layout.

Now, all I need to add is a photo of my Grandson!

FotoBella offers a variety of paper collections, both past and present, so it's easy to find your favorite collections available in these money-saving Bundles


Monday, February 16, 2015

Carta Bella Layout

Hello Everyone!  Today I'm sharing another layout I did using the Carta Bella collection for the FotoBella DT.  I really should get another package of this collection.  I have so many other ideas for it.

These pictures of my daughters just couldn't get anymore amazing and they look great with the paper line.

Thanks for looking.
Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 Tag

     Here's a fun tag that I made using My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella!

     I started by stamping the yellow "smile" paper in black, and then adding the stenciled circles with some gesso. I used the bike Sticker Icon with some Enamel Dots on the wheels. After distressing the Oh Happy Day tag, I attached a Decorative Brad to it, adding the grey brad to the yellow banner on top.  The twine, ribbons, and the home-made rose all came from my own stash. 

Have a great day!