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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Swap Ideas Day

Happy Swap Ideas Day!

We love being a part of the crafting community, everyone is so uplifting and enjoys sharing tips and techniques. So today is a wonderful day to celebrate!

We wanted to share some of the best ideas from past projects made by our incredibly talented design team.

Here's a fun idea from Drea

 With some Chipboard, I used the light purple flourish and covered it with a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Crazing. After it dried, I colored it with 3 different permanent inks to highlight the crackles.
(See her blog post here)

Here's a fun idea from Jessica

Combine a card and mini album all in one! The finished size is 7.5"x5.5", and it holds a whopping 11 pictures! I could have gotten 10-13 more if I did all picture on the accordion fold out, smaller pictures where I used the one large 4x6 photo and added them to the pull out tags in the center. For, me this was the magical number for my album this time.
(See her blog post here)

Here's a fun idea from ReNae

Tassels are so popular and are so easy to make! 
Just roll up the paper, decorate, and hang from a chain!
(See her blog post here)

Here's a fun idea from Apryl

Have you ever made a framed art project with your cutting machine and scrapbook supplies?  It's easy!
Grab a frame and some paper you like. Cut a saying out, I used my Silhouette Cameo and a piece of 12' x 12' white textured card stock. Layered it on top of some coordinating prints.
(See her blog post here)

Here's a fun idea from Jeri

I easily added a sky to my layout by watercoloring with Prima Marketing Oil Pastels.
I added some clouds using some Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso
(See her blog post here)

We can't wait to see your ideas!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Have you heard the latest FotoBella news?  The September Page of the Month kits are now available for purchase at!  Page kits are a great way to get your photos into layouts and letting someone else do all the creative leg work for you!  I was excited to work with Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection to design the layouts.  The kit design includes supplies to create a double page and single page layout.  

Along with some great patterned papers, there are thickers, wood ephemera pieces and epoxy paper clips.

You can also learn a fun and easy technique to add gorgeous paper flowers to your layouts.  If you find yourself loving the idea of page kits you can become a member of the Page of the Month kits.  As a member you will get discount prices and a fabulous kit shipped to your door every month!  What a great deal, where do you sign up?  Click this link right here:   POTM membership

Have fun creating!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September's Graphic 45 "2 Cards 2 Tags" Membership Kit

The kids are back at school and there is a hint of fall in the air!  

And these September images of the Graphic 45 Children's Hour
Paper Collection reflect this very beautiful time of year!
Images that make such beautiful cards and tags 
in September's "2 Cards & 2 Tags" Membership Kit!
Your September kit will include everything you need 
to make the cards and tags shown here!
 To get your September Kit, go to 
and click on Memberships!

Friday, August 26, 2016

MME Wildberry 4 Card Set

My Mind's Eye Wildberry 4 Card Set

MME Wildberry Love Paint Sheet
MME Wildberry Love Stamped Sheet
MME Wildberry Life Tribal Sheet
MME Wildberry Today Sketch Sheet
MME Wildberry Hey You Gardens Sheet
1 My Colors Cardstock – Black Bear
1 My Colors Cardstock – B’Dazzled Blue
1 My Colors Cardstock – Imperial Red
MME Jubilee Chipboard

 Bo Bunny Blossoms

Paper Cutter
Knife or Paper Edger
 Black Marker


Find the Love, Life Trial, Today and Hey You Sheets.

Cut a 6’ x 8” piece from each of the sheets.

Fold each piece in half, so you will have a 6” x 4” card base.

Grab the Blue, Black and Red solid cardstock sheets. 

Cut one 5” x 3” piece of the Red and Black sheet. Cut two 5” x 3” piece of the Blue Sheet. 

With the sheets, a ruler and pencil, measure one 4” x 1” piece and three 1” x 1” piece from each sheet. Make sure you mark and cut the pieces with prints placed visually how you like them. See next photo for an idea of print placement. 

Here are how I chose to cut my detail pieces, you can cut them however you prefer. 

With a paper edger, or a sharp knife edge, rough up the edges of the small paper pieces and the solid cardstock pieces. 

Begin to secure the solid cardstock pieces, centered on the front of the cards. View the images to see which color to place on each card. With adhesive, secure the blue cardstock on the Love Floral Card. 

Next, adhere the small paper pieces to the card. Make sure the open end of the card is facing you. 

When placing the small paper pieces to the card, make sure the outer visible area of the cardstock is even, all the way around. The space between the paper pieces will be much smaller, see images for spacing suggestion. 

For the Life Tribal Card, secure the black cardstock and the Today Floral pieces. Notice that I have reversed the placement of the pieces on this card. 

On the Hey You Floral Card, secure the red cardstock and the red Love pieces. 

On the Today Dot Card, secure the blue cardstock and the Today Heart pieces. 

Grab your ruler and black marker.

Draw dotted lines around the solid cardstock and each of the small detail paper pieces. Draw them about 1/8” in from the edge. 

Continue drawing dotted lines on each of the cards.

Find the MME Jubilee Chipboard Sheet and the Bo Bunny Blossoms. 

For the Love Floral Card, secure the flower print heart and ‘hey’ saying from the chipboard sticker sheet. 

On the Hey You Floral Card, secure this yellow flower chipboard sticker in the lower left corner of the card. 

For the Life Tribal Card, secure a Bo Bunny Blossom to the lower left corner and the ‘leave a little sparkle’ chipboard sticker across the center of the squares. 

For the Today Dot Card, stick the ‘lovin it’ and green heart chipboard sticker to the center of the lower right square on the card. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

MME Wildberry Double Page Layout

My Mind's Eye Wildberry Layout 

2 MME Wildberry Life Sheets
1 MME Wildberry Today Sheet
1 MME Wildberry Hey You Sheet
MME Jubilee Enamel Shapes
2 My Colors Cardstock – Polar Bear

2 Images 10.75” x 7”

Paper Cutter

Grab 2 Green Wildberry Life Sheets, 1 Wildberry Today Sheet, 1 Wildberry Hey You Sheet, 2 White Cardstock Sheets and the Jubilee Enamel Shapes.

Print out 2 of your favorite photos, both about 10.75” x 7”.  

With the Life Sheets, please one right side up, the other upside down. I did this because of the color variation, I wanted the lighter areas on the inside, the darker on the outside.

Cut off the label strips on each sheet.
Cut the White Cardstock 11” x 7.25”. Adhere each photo onto one White Cardstock.

Grab the Wildberry Today Sheet. With some water and your finger, trace a couple of sayings with water. Let the water soak in.

Once the water has soaked into the paper, you can gently tear the saying out of the sheet. It tears easily, but make sure you guide it, so you get the full image in your torn piece.

Repeat that process on a couple sayings. I chose ‘Having a Blast’, ‘Best Day Ever’ and ‘Awesome’. Once you have them torn out, set aside to dry.

With a straightedge and a knife, or scissors, cut a variety of shapes out of the Hey You Sheet. Cut some larger shapes with multiple colors, as well as some small, single color shapes.

Gather your words and cut out shapes. I tore the Best Day Ever phrase into individual words and placed them on the left layout page. Place the words and shapes on each page as you like. From here you can decide if you need to cut more shapes to fill the space.

Attach each image to the Life Sheet. You should have ½” on the top and bottom, and ¼” on the side to the edge of the Life Sheet. 
With adhesive, attach the words and shapes around the images.

Once you have the layouts all secured, grab the Enamel Shapes.

Stick a few of the enamel shapes around the layout.