Friday, February 10, 2012

Love FotoBella? Join our Design Team!

FotoBella is having a design team call!  FotoBella is seeking 4-6 inspirational design team members from March 1, 2012 through September 1, 2012. We are seeking enthusiastic team members who love to scrapbook/make cards and love the products that we carry at
As a design team member, each month you will receive a kit to create with. You will then submit at least three projects (one 12x12 layout, one card, and one tag) with the materials from the kit by the 15th of the month.  We encourage you to make as many projects as you can with the great kit you receive! For at least one of your monthly projects you will provide step by step instructions and highlight the techniques used to create your project, including photos throughout the process.  It is even better if you create videos of your project and techniques to accompany the instructions!  You must be able to provide high quality, clear photos of your projects for use on our Blog/Website/Facebook/Newsletter. You must help promote FotoBella online and feature your projects and FotoBella kit on your facebook/blog. While on the design team you will receive a discount on all products at and will be featured once a month in our newsletter.
The ideal candidate has a distinct style, can incorporate and teach basic to advanced techniques, is a great communicator, is highly motivated, is a self-starter, works well under pressure, meets deadlines, and LOVES to create and inspire.
Applications close on February 24th at midnight pacific time. To apply send an email to [email protected] with the following:
·         a link to your blog/facebook
·         photos of three of your favorite layouts/cards/tags
·         step by step instructions for one of your projects
·         a short bio
·         your favorite brand, and why it is your favorite
·         a list of other design teams you are on right now
·         your full name, address, phone number, and email address
We contact design team members by phone February 27th and will announce the team on our facebook page and blog March 1.
Due to shipping and time constraints, this call is to US based applicants only.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Craftwell eBosser with custom plates for the Lifestyle Crafts L Letterpress

One of my favorite new gadgets at CHA in Anaheim a couple of weeks ago was the Craftwell eBosser. We expect it at Fotobella this summer. This new electronic die cutting machine uses all of your existing manual dies and embossing folders and cut/embosses at the touch of a button.

While we were at the show, I had someone tell me that they make hundreds of invitations and that this would be a perfect tool for them. It insired me to got Lifestyle Crafts and Craftwell together to test the L Letterpress (one of my current favorite gadgets) in the eBosser... and it was a success. The L Letterpress which inks and debosses. You can even create custom printing printing plates! So those invitations will be absolutely gorgeous. Here is a link to ordering the custom printing plates, if you use coupon code FOTOBELLA, you will get 10% off!

To get a custom printing plate, you need to create a PDF file with a 1200 dpi image for a 6 inch by 8 inch printing plate. You can find detailed instructions here.

Here is a video we took at the show at the Lifestyle Crafts booth. Here they show their new magnetic platform (that we are also hoping for this summer), and they also show the L Letterpress.