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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Quick and cute halloween cutapart cards

Hi all, Happy October ! I am excited to be back on the design team this term!

Today I am sharing with you six. Yes , six super cute and quick cut apart cards using the Simple Stories Say Cheese Halloween collection.

The 12 x12 cut apart paper that I used from this collection had 6 great designs perfect for 4x6 cards. So, I used two 12x12 we r memory keepers orange and lavender cardstock pieces to cut bases for my cards ( for quick bases just cut in half then cut the 12x6 strips every 4 inches and the fold to get 3 cardbases from each 12x12 sheet.

To enhance the cut aparts, I used chipboard pieces, die cuts, stickers and stamps to customize them and add sentiments. Also, some of the cards I wanted to have the cardstock base color peek out, so I trimmed the cut apart pieces about a 1/4 on each side and layered it on top.

Lastly, to give them some shimmer and shine I used clear and black stickles and clear nuvo drop dimensional adhesive. I just love how much the little extra details add to my cards!

Here are the supplies i used:

Simple stories say cheese Halloween stamps

Simple stories say cheese Halloween 6x6 stencil

Say Cheese Halloween 6x12 Chipboard by Simple stories

Say Cheese Halloween Bits & Pieces by Simple Stories

Say Cheese Halloween Happy Kids Bits & Pieces by Simple Stories

Say Cheese Halloween Collection Kit by Simple Stories

DIY Party Cardstock Paper Pack (48 sheets) by We R Memory Keepers

Check out my unboxing video on YouTube here

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Jennifer Taylor

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How to Make A Girls Halloween Layout

Good morning scrapbookers, Penny here today to show you how to make this cute little girl's Halloween layout. This layout features my two granddaughter's Olivia and Madison in their Halloween costumes last year.

A Wee Bit Wicked

These two can be a lot of fun on a regular day, but on holiday's they are a real blast. I made this layout using products from the FotoBella Online Scrapbook Store. They are a great all in one online scrapbooking shop, that carries the latest in your scrapbooking product needs. Be sure and check them out, you won't be disappointed.
So I started this layout by choosing some sweet Halloween themed pattern papers. I loved the little witches feet and hats on this sheet from the All Hallows Ever collection by Photo Play. so that is what I started my layout with.

All Hallow's Eve Paper by Photo Play

To that I added a sheet of the polka dot maroon from the Bo Bunny - 12 x 12 Wonderfully Wicked Collection . I cut that sheet into a banner shape.
I loved that these Halloween paper collections are double sided, and made of a good quality paper. They also have a great texture, and thickness. The All Hallows Eve Halloween collection came with 2 sheets of this cut apart title designs. They could be used as titles, or for project life type albums.

Title Sheet and other patterns

Here is a photo of the full size sticker sheet included in the kit.

These are some of those accessories cut out and mounted on cardstock that I plan on using on my layout, but just because I plan on using them doesn't mean they will make the finished layout as I often change my mind on what I want to use.(The orange, and black mounting cardstock were not included in these collections.)

Fun All Hallows Eve Cut Outs and Ephemera

While those pieces dried, I cut a smaller banner out and glued it onto my larger banner. Then I added a strip of gold adhesive bling down the side of the large banner. After all you can't have a girls scrapbook layout without some bling on it.

Next I added my "Wicked" title piece that I had previously mounted onto the matching maroon sheet of pattern paper.


Then I added my photo of the two girls.

Love these two cuties#

Next came my other embellishments that were now dry and ready to be placed on my Halloween scrapbook layout. I normally don't glue these pieces down at first and just move them around on the page till I like where they end up in my design.  I learned this trick the hard way, ruining many layouts when I tried to move page elements after the glue had already dried. Sigh....Live and Learn.

A Wee Bit Wicked

So a little more bling and my layout is all finished and ready to be either put on display or added to the girls Halloween scrapbooks.
I used the following scrapbooking kit to make this layout:
All Hallows Eve 12 x 12 Pattern Paper

All hallows Eve by Photo Play

For more fun coordinated kit items check out these cute extra's:
Photo Play - All Hallows Eve Stamps

All Hallows Eve Stamps by Photo Play

Photo Play All Hallow's Ever Dies

All Hallows Eve Dies by Photo Play

Photo Play - All Hallows Eve Ephemera

All Hallows Eve Ephemera by Photo Play

 I hope you enjoyed following along today as I made this layout and for more inspiring fun projects check out the FotoBella Blog . Till next time "Happy Scrapbooking"! Love Penny

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor Mini Album

I'm Diane and I am so excited to share my first Design Team project for FotoBella featuring the Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor collection. But first, I would like to take a little time to tell you a bit about myself. I am a blessed wife and mother of a wonderful 8 year old little boy (fixin to be 9yrs).  I have always had some type crafting in my life.  At a young age my mother taught me how to sew on our pool table.  Then as teen a family friend taught me cross stitching and I did that up until I saw an Anna Griffin Christmas card making kit for sale.  I bought it and haven't looked back. I enjoy making cards and just recently I have really found that I love to make little mini albums. I love paper crafting!!! 

I am looking forward to sharing my paper creations with you and hope to inspire you to create beautiful mementos of your very own. Below is an introduction to the Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor paper collection by Simple Stories, which is available at Enjoy!

Today, I would like to share with you my very first FotoBella Design Team project. I have created a beautiful little 6x6 mini album for you. I have used the new Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor collection by Simple Stories. Here is a gallery of photos for you to view, just click on the arrows to see the next photo.

Simple Vintage Autumn Splendar Mini Album Front View
Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor Mini Album photo

Below is a YouTube video of my project.

Autumn Splendor Mini Album

Thank you for visiting today. Please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel, "Pretty Fun Stuff" for more projects using products from Also, be sure to visit for this and more beautiful paper collections and many other scrapbook supplies and crafting products. I hope this little mini album has inspired you create something beautiful today.

Blessings and Hugs,

Diane Design Team

The FotoBella products I used are listed below:

12 x 12 Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor Collection Kit by Simple Stories, 12 x 12 Autumn Splendor Simple Basics Kit, Autumn Splendor Bits & Pieces, Autumn Splendor Foliage Bits & Pieces, and the Autumn Splendor Chipboard Stickers.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Card Making Day

Today we have our new FotoBella Design Team with us, and they have crafted some incredible cards to inspire you with handmade card ideas!

Here is Diane's Happy Fall Card. She used Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor by Simple Stories.

Happy Fall handmade card ideas featuring Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor
Happy Fall Card

Items that Diane used: 12 x 12 Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor Collection Kit, 12 x 12 Autumn Splendor Simple Basics Kit, and Autumn Splendor Chipboard Stickers.

Here are Penny's Halloween cards featuring PhotoPlay's All Hallow's Eve Collection.

Spooky handmade card ideas featuring PhotoPlay All Hallows Eve
Happy Halloween handmade card ideas featuring PhotoPlay All Hallows Eve
Happy Halloween
Welcome My Pretties handmade card ideas featuring PhotoPlay All Hallows Eve
Welcome My Pretties

Items she used: All Hallows Eve 12 x 12 Pattern PaperAll Hallows Eve Stamp SetAll Hallows Eve Dies, and All Hallows Eve Ephemera

Here is Jennifer’s sugar skull card featuring Simple Stories Say Cheese Halloween:

handmade card ideas featuring Simple Stories Say Cheese Halloween
You’ve got me under your spell 4x6 sugar skull card

Items she used : Say Cheese Halloween 6x12 Chipboard by Simple stories , Say Cheese Halloween Collection Kit by Simple Stories

This is Laurie's Love Notes card featuring Graphic 45 paper:

handmade card ideas featuring graphic 45 paper
Music Speaks
handmade card ideas featuring graphic 45 paper
I always add light cardstock to a dark base

Items she used: Love Notes 8x8 Paper, Love Notes Stickers, Graphic 45 Triumphant Red Roses, Love Notes Patterns & Solids, Love Notes Chipboard, and Graphic 45 Matte Pearl Gems

We hope that we have inspired you with FotoBella's talented design team's handmade card ideas. Enjoy your day and be sure to share the cards you create with us on FotoBella's FaceBook page!

Friday, October 4, 2019

FotoBella Reward Points!

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Prima Marketing Golden Coast Mini Album

     Hey everyone! Drea here featuring the Golden Coast 8 X 8 Essentials Bundle by Prima Marketing from, with this mini album made from small paper bags. It's been years since I made one, but this beautiful, beachy collection was perfect to highlight my last trip to California. Looking forward to going back in a couple of months!

     The sand was created with the Dusty jar from the Prima Marketing Rust Paste Camouflage Set

     I just love the texture, and added some small shells among the flowers and chipboard pieces!

     All of the paper edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, including one of the Journaling Notecards peeking out of the pocket on the left. 


     The wood  planks were stamped with the Prima Marketing Old Town Stamp using Archival Ink (Potting Soil). 

     Then I added the ship's wheel and some screws made from paper clay using the Finnabair Mechanica Mould. They started out with a coat of Dylusions Paint (Ground Coffee), followed by Art Alchemy Paints (Rustic Brown and Magical Pond), and finished with touches of Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste (Blue). 

     Some of the flowers and leaves got the golden touch with (Vintage Gold) Prima Marketing Wax.

     I didn't mind trimming down the papers from the 8 X 8 Paper Pad to fit this 6 X 6 album.

     Thanks for looking, and shop to get the Prima Marketing Golden Coast 8 X 8 Essentials Bundle!