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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bo Bunny Bundles - Forever Fall and Garden Girl

See here everything that is included with the I Want It All Bo Bunny Garden Girl Bundle. 
In this bundle you'll receive all the papers and stickers you see, not to mention an amazing variety of embellishments that coordinate perfectly with the papers! The Garden Girl bundle includes rub-ons, layered chipboard, a pack of 27 die-cut journal pages, reusable stamps, jewels, and so much more!
To get a better look at what's included in the Garden Girl Bo Bunny monthly bundle, watch our YouTube video!  You can purchase the Garden Girl bundle by following this link - Bo Bunny Garden Girl

The other bundle available in November is Forever Fall.  See here everything included in that bundle:
This bundle includes amazing papers, stickers and perfectly coordinating embellishments.  The Forever Fall bundle includes a package of 30 die-cut journal pages, dimensional stickers, trinkets, brads, buttons, reuasable stamps and so much more! For a better look at what is included in the Forever Fall bundle check out this YouTube video.  You can purchase the Forever Fall bundle at  Bo Bunny Forever Fall

There were the two options in November for our Bo Bunny I Want It All membership.  Don't miss out on any of the new Bo Bunny collections, purchase your own Bo Bunny monthly membership at!

Basic Grey Page of the Month - Party Time

If you sign up for the Basic Grey Page of the Month Club at, you'll receive a kit each month with enough paper and embellishments for the included double page layout, as well as plenty of extras for you to do several more layouts.  You'll also receive instructions on how to put together the layout which you can choose to follow exactly or with your own adjustments.  The amazing thing about these kits is your ability to personalize to your own liking, while giving you an excellent starting point.

Signing up for these amazing kits is very easy, available only at  Basic Grey Page of the Month Club at

For the month of November, our members received the kit for the double page layout called Party Time.  In your kit you'll receive all the paper, stickers, and embellishments you'll need for this layout plus plenty of extra.  You can find the instructions for this layout here - Party Time Instructions.
In these instructions you'll also find what supplies are included, the papers and embellishments, and what supplies you'll need to provide yourself such as your pictures and tools.

In the following video you can follow along with me while I put the double page layout together.  Don't forget this is simply a guideline you can follow.  Use your creativity and make any changes to this layout to make it your own.

Here is the finished double page layout

 Remember you can purchase your own Basic Grey Page of the Month Kits at
To sign up for the membership click here - Basic Grey Page of the Month Club
If you don't want to get the monthly kit, you can also just purchase the November kit Party Time here - November Basic Grey Kit Party Time.

Friday, December 16, 2011

How to install the Silhouette Designer Studio & 10% off Silhouette Designer Studio

We have had some questions on how to install the Silhouette Designer Studio with the product key purchased from FotoBella. So, we created these simple step by step instructions.

Installing the Silhouette Designer Software

1.       Be sure you have Silhouette Studio® v1.9.0 or higher installed on your computer. (Download the latest software here).
2.       Launch Silhouette Studio. Under the Help menu in Silhouette Studio choose "Upgrade to Designer Edition".

3.       Type the unique 16-digit upgrade code you received via email from FotoBella along with your email address and password, then click the "Upgrade to Silhouette Designer Studio Edition Button" to complete the upgrade process.

Get 10% off our already low price for Silhouette Designer Studio! Click here and use coupon code: DESIGNER.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yeah! More Cameos have arrived.

I can't believe how quickly our last shipment sold out! But we have more Silhouette Cameo machines in stock again!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Win a Canon 60D Camera from Lifestyle Crafts

Nothing beats the satisfaction of the expression, "I made this," right? That's why we're excited to tell you about Lifestyle Craft's I Made This challenge that started yesterday!


Lifestyle Crafts is giving away the ultimate creative prize package including:
     $1,000 Lifestyle Crafts shopping spree
     Canon 60D camera
     Mac computer
     Canon Photo Printer
     Craft room furniture

Simply create a project using at least one Lifestyle Crafts product, such as QuicKutz Dies or LetterPress, and post the project on Lifestyle Crafts website community gallery between November 1st and January 31st to be entered to win.


Lifestyle Crafts is also giving away amazing prizes every week now through January! This week, you can win a CANON 60D CAMERA AND JO TOTES CAMERA BAG ($1390 value)! Simply make an account on to be entered to win!

Each of the following gives you one additional entry:

     Post about the contest on your blog and leave a comment on the Lifestyle Crafts blog with the URL of the post
     Mention the Lifestyle Crafts contest in a tweet
     Click here to sign-up with FotoBella before November 7, 2011 at 5pm Pacific Time.

For more information including giveaway rules and guidelines, check out!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Graphic 45 Challenge

I love Graphic 45 and all of their gorgeous vintage looking products, so I had to share this great opportunity to win Graphic 45 items!
You can win a prize package from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Collection by completing the following challenge!
Thanksgiving Card Challenge!
It's easy! Create a thank you card, post it on the Graphic 45 Facebook, and you could win a package from the Christmas Emporium collection! 
OK G45ers, Here's How it Works: 
  • Make a Thank You Card
  • Load it onto the Graphic 45 Facebook Page
  • Label photo "Thank You Card Challenge"
  • Submit by November 10 at 12pm PST On November 11, Graphic 45 will announce 3 winners!
Winners will get a PRIZE PACKAGE from the Christmas Emporium Collection!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Silhouette Cameos are In Stock

In am very excited to say that we have Silhouette Cameo's in stock! We have shipped all of our pre-orders and we were lucky enough to accelarate our subsequent orders so we have more to sell. I am personally exicited, because I have owned the original Silhouette, the Silhouette SD and the Cameo. And with each version it just gets better! The new Cameo is much quieter then the SD and I love that I can now cut my 12" paper.

Today I had a customer who was worried that the Silhouette Studio would no longer support directly importing GSD and DXF files. I tried it out and confirmed that Silhouette Studio does indeed import these files and they cut wonderfully!

Be sure to check back soon and see our tutorials for the Silhouette Cameo!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October We R Memory Keepers - Autumn Splendor

Our We R Memory Keepers Monthly Bundles, which are available at, have two options available: The I Love Paper Bundles and the I Want It All Bundles.  In the I Love Paper Bundle, you'll receive all the paper available in the bundle as well as some stickers.  In the I Want It All Bundle, you'll get everything from the I Love Paper Bundle as well as tons of embellishments to help make your pages pop!

In this month's bundle called Autumn Splendor, some of the embellishments from the I Want It All bundle are layered chipboard, reusable clear stamps, embossed stickers, a paper flower kit and so much more!
To get a better look at the October We R Memory Keepers Bundle, watch our YouTube video where I show you everything you'll receive for each option in the bundle.  And of course don't forget you can purchase your own We R Memory Keepers monthly bundle memberships as well as so much more at!

October Bo Bunny Bundles!

This month's Bo Bunny Bundle called Sweet Tooth is a must-have!
There are two options available for the Bo Bunny Bundles.  In the I Love Paper option you'll receive all the papers in the month's collection as well as stickers.  In the I Want It All option you'll receive all the papers and stickers you'd get in the I Love Paper bundle not to mention an amazing variety of embellishments that coordinate perfectly with the papers! This month's bundle includes dimensional stickers, die cut outs, reusable stamps, buttons and so much more!
To get a better look at what's included in the October Bo Bunny monthly bundle, watch our YouTube video!
Don't forget to purchase your own Bo Bunny monthly membership at!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Silhouette Series Part III - Using Sketch Pens

Welcome back to the Silhouette Series: Part III. 

Today we are going to show you how to use sketch pens with your silhouette. Let's first start by making sure your Silhouette is hooked up to your computer.

Then, replace your blade in your Silhouette with one of the sketch pens. Remove the blade and the blade cap completely and chose what color sketch pen you want to start with and place that sketch pen where the blade was.

 Choose what paper you want the sketch pens to draw on and load that paper on the cutting mat and into the Silhouette.  Now going back to your computer, change the size of you paper if you have chosen to use anything less than 8.5" x 11"". 

Pick the image you want to use and embed that image into your design.  We are using the leaf for this demonstration. In order to see where the design will sketch on your paper, go to view and show grids. That way you can line up the design exactly where you want it, just be sure to keep the design within the given parameters.

Next, go to CUT settings, where the scissor symbol is at the top of the page. Make sure that cut is selected before you send to Silhouette.  Now File, send to Silhouette.

The following settings should be as follows:
Change Settings : select sketch pens  
(once selected, the paper and speed will automatically change to necessary setting)

 Now cut page, and that will start the sketch on the paper. Remove the media from the Silhouette and you will have your finished product.

  • If you would like to add another color/design, you can reinsert your page into the Silhouette and follow the steps one more time with a different color or design.

 Thank you for visiting. All the materials are available at

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cutting Vinyl with Your Silhouette

Your Silhouette has a variety of different uses. Throughout the next couple weeks, we will be showcasing the Silhouette Series: all the different ways to use your Silhouette.  Cutting Vinyl with Your Silhouette is easy and fun. Vinyl is the perfect way to add your designs or favorite quotes to the walls in your home, photo frames or projects.

Let's Get Started:
1. Be sure to change your blade cap to the blue cap. The Blue blade cap is designed for our thinner media such as vellum or vinyl.
2. I am going to have on hand one roll of black vinyl and one roll of transfer paper. The transfer paper is important to be able to transfer your design after being cut to the appropriate project. Premium Vinyl is a stronger adhesive, which you can still use for indoor use, but is also made for outdoor use.
3. Next, I am going to create my design on my computer in the Silhouette Studio Software. Today, I have chosen to use three stars from my library, in order to decorate the cover of my scrapbook.

4. Now it's time to cut the Vinyl. Since I am only going to cut out three stars, I will cut a small piece of vinyl to use. I will take my vinyl and place it on the cutting mat, in order to keep it flat and free from bubbles.  Now place the mat into my Silhouette machine and load media. Then, go back to your computer and Send that file to Your Silhouette. Reminder: Change Your Settings as follows:
1. Media  - Silhouette Vinyl
2. Speed - 1
3. Thickness - 4

5. Once your Silhouette is done cutting your design, remove your media from the machine. Now remove the access vinyl, so the only vinyl that remains on the vinyl backing is your design.

6. Take a piece of the transfer paper and cover your design. Use your scraping tool to smooth the transfer paper to the vinyl. This will help keep your design in place so you can arrange to your project. Take your transfer paper, with the design and place on a smooth, clean surface. Use your scraper tool to scrape the design from the transfer paper. Slowly Remove the transfer paper, making sure all of the vinyl is firmly stuck t your project.

Let us know what your favorite Vinyl Project is! Check back with us for more on the Silhouette Series. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fall 2011 Collection by Bo Bunny

We found a lot of great things at the CHA Convention, including a great new Fall lineup by Bo Bunny. Take a look at the below video for a sneak peek of what's to come! 

You can sign up for the Bo Bunny Monthly Membership...
Available at

Friday, July 29, 2011

Last week we attended the Summer CHA (Craft and Hobby Assocation) Convention  and visited our vendors and different booths for some new scrapbooking and crafting items. We also saw some fresh new layout design ideas that we'd like to share with you!  Also, check back with us in the next couple days to see some pictures of all the new products we purchased at the convention.

Friday, July 1, 2011

You Don't Want to Miss out on the Bo Bunny July Kits!

The new Bo Bunny July Kits are in and you can watch the YouTube video to see the paper and different embellishments that are included in the July Kits.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


QuicKutz is an easy and cost efficient way to create embellishments for your page. sells the Letterpress Combo Kit which includes:
  • Epic Six Letterpress and Die-Cutting Tool
  • L Letterpress Tool
  • Clear Packing Mat with Grid Paper Placement Guides
  • Ink Base
  • Ink Brayer
  • 10 A2 Flat Cards
  • 9 Printing Plates with Adhesive Sheets
  • 1 Black Ink
  • Circle Cutting Dies
 I am going to focus on the Die Cutting Tool. You only need 5 things to get started.  The machine itself, the platform, the cutting mat, your die cut of choice and paper of choice.
 To Begin, Place the die cut on top of your Magnetic Platform (design side up).
Then take your colored paper and place on top of the die cut. Place your cutting mat on top of the die(s). You can cut up to three dies at one time.

Next, Place the Magnetic Platform into your Die Cutting tool and turn the handle until the entire Platform has gone through the machine.  Remove your paper and you will now have a paper embellishment to add to your page. 

I chose to use the Happy Birthday Die Cut and the Ballerina Die Cuts to create a Birthday Page for a 1 year old girl.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Come out and show your support by honoring or remembering a loved one at this year's Cropping for Cancer event.  Register today at

Bo Bunny June Kits have arrived!

Check out our YouTube video featuring Bo Bunny Monthly Membership.  Bo Bunny Monthly Membership is available in two different options, the I love Paper or the I want it All option.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Basic Grey June Kits Are In

Check us out on YouTube for a tutorial on how to put the June Kit together (and still have some leftover material for other pages)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May's Basic Grey Class Kit Has Arrived!

I am excited to say that May's Basic Grey Class Kit has arrived at FotoBella... there was a slight delay from the factory, but it made it and is as adorable as ever!
Sweet Life featuring Sweet Threads by Basic Grey

Friday, April 1, 2011

Come and see FotoBella tomorrow April 2 at the Riviera

Come and see us tomorrow
April 2, 2011
9am - 5pm
at the Riviera Hotel and Casino

Digiscrap*aplooza April 2, 2011 at the Riviera
Where FotoBella has sponsored the Give-Away of Two Silhouettes!

It is FREE to shop!

Also at the Riviera on April 2 is a Women's Expo and
the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo

FotoBella is also having a Raffle and make and take at our Booth!

Enter the Raffle early for the most chances to win!

Raffle Give Aways
Every hour!!
EK Trimmer and Scissor Kit
EK Large Edger Punch
Martha Stewart Kit
Silhouette Rhinestone Starter Kit
Bo Bunny Paper Bundle
My Mind’s Eye Paper Bundle
Basic Grey Page of the Month Kit
QuicKutz Letter Press Starter Kit

We are having a special sale that is available at the Riveria only!
Limited to stock on hand, so come early!

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Sale valid only at Digiscrap*apalooza April 2, 2011 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino Convention Center.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Core'dinations Give-Away from FotoBella

I love depth and dimension on my scrapbook pages and cards. One great way to add dimension is to emboss, another is to sand. Core'dinations has taken this to the next level with their new "core-dinating" products. They have released new paper that coordinates perfectly with Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Tim Holtz, Jenni Bowlin, and Teresa Collins product lines. Core Impressions cardstock are embossed and ready for sanding. Of course core'dinations cardstock doesn't need to be sanded, it is beautiful right out of the package, but sanding brings out great color... and dimension.

Just because we love these new products, FotoBella is doing to do a give-away of your choice of one of the assortment packs displayed below. Add a comment to this blog about how you would use one of these wonderful new papers and you receive one entry. A winner will be chosen at random using a number generated using Comments must be entered by April 8th. A winner will be announced April 9th.

Basic Grey Whimsey

Basic Grey Ornate

My Minds Eye Lost and Found

Fancy Pants Refreshed

Jenni Bowlin Everyday

Tim Holtz Adirondack

Saturday, March 12, 2011

FotoBella join's the Basic Grey Page of the Month Club!

We love Basic Grey! And this year we signed up for the page of the month program. We just received our first shipment.
Each monthly class kit includes materials and instructions for a double page layout, including enough product to make two page layouts with an assortment of Life of the Party papers and premium embellishments. FotoBella has assembled individual kits so you can have your own Basic Grey class at home!

March’s playful, “get your party on!” layout is chocked full of eye candy. From mini pennants dancing across the top, to stacks of gifts anchoring the bottom left and right sides, this double-page layout, featuring Life of the Party, fits any celebration that you have photos for. There is tons of room for journaling with a multi-media technique for your story that combines handwriting with letter stickers. “All About Me” students can scrap their own birthday with loads of style and fun.

Join our monthly club and get the latest and greatest Basic Grey class kit shipped to you each automatically month at a special discount.

March 2011 - Life of the Party
Open detailed  instructions in a new window.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The L Letterpress makes beautiful, professional looking cards at home.

The L Letterpress makes beautiful, professional looking cards at home. The letterpress process involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing it into a thick, soft paper, giving your projects a unique texture that's fresh and elegant. With the L Letterpress you can create stylish handmade projects like cards, invitations, gifts, stationary and more, all from your own home. From simple day-to-day expressions and correspondence to momentous occasions like weddings and babies, the L Letterpress enables you to creatively celebrate every event in life.

The Letterpress Combo Kit includes everything you need to get started. In the box you will find the Epic Six Letterpress and Die Cutting Tool, L Letterpress Tool, Clear Packing Mat with Grid Paper Placement Guides, Ink Base, Ink Brayer, Ten A2 Flat Cards, Nine Printing Plates with Adhesive Sheets, One Black Ink and Nesting Circle Cutting Dies.

The Letterpress Starter Kit includes what you need to get started with your existing Epic 6 or most leading
die cut machines (Cuttlebug, Spellbinder, Creatopia, Sizzix Big Kick, Sizzix Big Shot, etc.).  In the box you will find the L Letterpress Tool, Clear Packing Mat with Grid Paper Placement Guides, Ink Base, Ink Brayer, Ten A2 Flat Cards, Nine Printing Plates with Adhesive Sheets, and One Black Ink.

FotoBella is also excited to have all the new Letterpress printing plates from CHA on pre-order. They should be in soon!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Brand new lines from Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny has done it again!  Their new lines and both elegant whimsical. So perfect for FotoBella!

FotoBella has assembed full collection bundles for the new Gabrielle, Timepiece and Blast-Off lines. We also have paper bundles, paper pads, mini albums, puzzle pieces, and card kits.



Blast Off

FotoBella also has collection packs for the new Ad lib and Vicki B collections.

Vicki B

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sparkle makes me smile

FotoBella was created with a vision of both elegant books of family history and whimsical scrapbooks of the fun times we had as a family. I spent a lot of time finding tools and supplies to create my vision. I have pulled together these resources here on FotoBella for those of you who are building your own books of beautiful photos. Glitter paper is one of my favorite whimsical media... Sparkle makes me smile. And Best Creations has some of the best sparkle I have seen. Unfortunately the web takes away some of the drama... you only get the full effect in person...

I was so excited to see this year that they have created new kits where you get one sheet of each of their 9 gorgeous papers for a theme, 2 die cut sheets, the coordinating element and combo stickers and chipboard die cuts. They also have new 6x6 Glitter paper pads for each kit, which is great for card making!

There are 5 new paper pads & kits available. Here are some project samples from Safari Boy and Safari Girl.

Check out Travel Forever, Bunny Love, and Let's Party.

FotoBella just got our shipment in!