Friday, September 21, 2012

Carta Bella Design Team Blog Hop


Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Join our Design Team on their individual designer blogs as they share their current projects using Carta Bella Paper products. Follow the blog hop list below to hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive a Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on each corresponding blog. All comments are due by midnight EDT on Thursday, September 27 to qualify. Winners will be announced on each blog on Friday, September 28 to be sure to check back to see if you won!

I hope you read that right...there will be a winner from EACH of our blogs!!!  So you have 6 chances of winning the collection of your choice!

Here is a layout using the new All Hallow's Eve collection.  What is so cool about this collection are the neutral colors.  It is so easy to work with and I used it here in a 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) layout using Instagrammed photos from a recent cemetery tour here in New Orleans.
 I will share a tip of how this layout came together so fast.  I grouped the photos onto a blank document using Photoshop Elements...then printed them on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of photo paper.  I DID NOT cut each one out.  Nope...I just cut around the entire piece to glue down.  No piecing them back together, except for across the two pages.  Super simple and quick! 
 I don't know which of the new collections from Carta Bella are my favorite, but they have been so much fun to play with.  The texture of the 12X12 papers is like cardstock.  

Please hop over to the rest of the the amazing design team to see which collection they have created with.  Leave comments on each one.  All comments are due by midnight EDT on Thursday, September 27 to qualify.  Good Luck!

Blog Hop Order
Patricia Roebuck - You are Here

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132 comments:

  1. Now I really need to start using my Photoshop Elements and stop being intimidated by it because that collage is a great idea! :)

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  2. Thanks for the tip on grouping/printing photos.
    Saves sooo much time. Love the colors and photos!

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  3. Gorgoeous project

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  4. very nice. great layout, great papers.

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  5. Beautiful layout-the collection really highlights the photos!

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  6. What a great way to save time! Anything that saves time is a good thing. Love how this turned out!

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  7. This is such a great double pager and I love how you've gotten so many great photos in! It's a great design!

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  8. I really like the speckled look on the paper. Im going to have to try it!! Was that just with a paint brush and reg acrylic paint???

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  9. Nickole, I used mist. I unscrew the top and stop flicking it. I have a video coming up soon for Carta Bella showing how I do this. I used to use paint, but not since mists came out...so much easier!

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  10. Love your layout! And what a great tip for your photos.

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  11. love how you used the halloween papers.

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  12. I love your layout. I love two pagers.

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  13. Beautiful LO, love the typed journaling and scalloped elements!

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  14. WOW!! This is one amazing page! Totally pub worthy, I hope you submit it somewhere!!!

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  15. Love the layout. Great work. Have a great day

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  16. Melissa Ullmann11:15 AM

    Beautiful! :) I love the flower on the last image. How did you make that?

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    1. Melissa, the flower is from the pattern paper. I cut it from the Silhouette. this is the design...Design id #30029 and it is by Jamie Koay. I love her designs. But it is just a simple spiral you cut from paper. You can do it without a die cutting machine. This design had kind of points on the ends, so I thought it had that "wicked" look to fit the Halloween collection. Hope this helps!

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  17. Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. They do those graveyard tours here too, I really want to go. Thats a great idea to print the photos like that ! Love the letter style ! Lovely LO.

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  19. Very nice layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Carla from Utah

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  20. What a great idea for a layout! I too like the All Hallows eve collection.

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  21. Great ideas like the photo tip. I also love every collection of carta bella I can't decide.

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  22. amazing layout, love the double page spread and thank you for the tip regarding the photos, I am always looking for ways to speed up my scrapping!

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  23. Great tip on the photo. I will have to try that in my photoshop. Thanks for sharing today. I love when others share two page layouts and use multiple photos.
    Lisa
    snappinandscrappin.blogspot.com

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  24. Such a cool page! I like how you used a Halloween collection to scrap a non-halloween page - the collection is so perfect for your topic!

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  25. Wow, I love this layout! Great photos and really like the asymmetrical design!

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  26. Amazingly wonderful LO. Wow, that had to take a lot of time! Great job.

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  27. Thanks for the collage tip and the chance to win :]

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  28. i have this program but i have never even try anything like this thanks for the tips great LO
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  29. Fabulous papers for mysterious NOLA! Love the layout!

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  30. Great layout. Wish I had the courage to try PhotoShop. thanks for the tip on speckling the paper.

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  31. Lovely layout. I love the colors with the photos

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  32. I love the neutral colors and kraft paper, and your creative style is amazing! I've just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

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    1. Nice to meet you too, Lillian!

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  33. Awesome layout! Great details!

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  34. Wow! Fabulous layout!

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  35. Wow, love! What a great layout!!

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  36. What a cute layout with the little photos!

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  37. Awesome layout... that paper ROCKS! Love seeing people doing 2 page layouts!
    Hugs

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  38. LOVE this, and I love the products, as well. I usually love Halloween but never buy any product because of the colors... this is so tempting!

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  39. Tatiana Ortega4:26 PM

    Great Layout, I love this collage! Thanks for the chance to win

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  40. There is a whole story on 2 pages!

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  41. Beautiful layout. Love the idea of using the photos!!

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  42. Wow! This is a fantastic layout! I am very inspired to lift a similar idea in my own local area, perhaps Seattle's Volunteer Cementery as that is where Bruce Lee is buried. I am so glad to see that all of those markers are still intack considering all New Orleans has been through...or going through! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us your design style! New visitor/follower!

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    1. Christine, I never thought I would enjoy a cemetery tour as much as I did. So much history. Of course, doing a night tour would have a different feel to it ;) but would be fun, although, I don't think I would want to be in a cemetery at night!

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  43. What a great layout! I love all the photos and how you did the journaling!

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  44. Great idea for a LO with lots of pictures...beautiful!

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  45. What an amazing layout! :)

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  46. What a fun way to use your instagram pics. I love the 2 page layout and how you included the journaling.

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  47. Awesome photo trick! I love the layout!!!

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  48. Beautiful! Amazing details!!!

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  49. This is a gorgeous double-pager! WOW!!

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  50. I love your layouts Patricia, always so much to look at.

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  51. Awesome way to make your photos easy. I love that Idea. I love this paper too. :)

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  52. Beautiful layout, I love the little details!

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  53. Dorina D11:07 PM

    All Hallows Eve and the "graveyard tour" sure work well together. It's so nice to see 8 1/2 X 11 layouts and your picture printing tip was so good. Thanks for sharing

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  54. Cool layout and a perfect match of photos to products!

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  55. LOVE this two pager! FABULOUS! I just got a few sheets of Hallow's Eve from a kit and the quality is un-real! It has definitely made me a HUGE fan!

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  56. What a gorgeous double page, love all the little details!!!

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  57. Love this page, what an interesting bit of history.

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  58. Such detail. Looks like much thought went into project.

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  59. thanks for the great giveaway! love the page

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  60. love this collection, and love what you did with it! great little details with the stitching and misting - and that flower is gorgeous - PSE has made my life sooo much easier - from collages/groupings, frames, printing on photos..love it!

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  61. Great 2 pager and i love all the little details!

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  62. Wow, what a wonderful layout! I love all the amazing details!

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  63. Great layout! The collection looks fantastic with your photos.

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  64. Great LO! I love cemeteries and when I saw your LO I had an "aha" moment about how I might need to scrap something about that! Thanks for sparking that idea and I do love that the palette is neutral so it doesn't have to be Halloween!!!

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  65. Great tip. It must have been fun to tour the old cemetery. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. This new line definitely has beautiful neutrals that can be used beyond Halloween! Don't you just love the alphas...can definitely see versatility!

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  67. Amy Megan11:22 AM

    6 chances to win is a big Woo Hoo from me, I'd love to win any of Carta Bella's products, even if I already have it!

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  68. Love the ideas on using Instagram photos. And, good tip on printing as one sheet!

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  69. Great layout. I love the muted colours, and the skull journaling spot beneath the word 'Nola'! x

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  70. Thanks for the collage picture printing tip :)
    Great layout too!

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  71. Super L/O & collection!

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  72. Love your double page layout! Thanks for the photo tips.

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  73. This is really pretty! I love the neutral colors, and the great two page design!!

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  74. What a beautiful layout. I love the look you got by combining neutrals.

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  75. Great idea with the pics. Love Nola, wish I had the time to do a cemetery tour : )

    Paula

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  76. Simple? I wish my 'simple' had so much detail! Love the round pennants. There's so much here to love, not enough time to mention each element that wows me.

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    1. Thank you, ehbost. It looks like a lot of detail, but it really isn't. It's lots of little pieces of pattern paper and the focus on the photos...oh and very linear...so really is simple and quick as far as design.

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  77. I love your layout! So creative!

    shophappymn at gmail dot com

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  78. Beautiful project, thanks for the inpsiration!


    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. What a neato trick 4 printing out pics 2 use in LO's;) Can't believe I hadn't thought of it~lol! Beautiful LO btw! Luv the new CB collections! Thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com

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  80. I love the neutral colors in this layout and such a great use of your instagram pics!

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  81. Great layout and thanks for sharing the tip!

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  82. Fabulous layout and wonderful tip!

    Tracy

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  83. Love the layout. What a great idea about printing out the pictures as a whole! Love this line...really need to get my hands on it!

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  84. Beautiful layout

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  85. oh wow I am loving this layout!! looks amazing! thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  86. Love your layout - reminds me of my visit to New Orleans. Thanks for the PE tip - now to get up my nerve to try it!

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  87. Love your layout - reminds me of my visit to New Orleans. Thanks for the PE tip - now to get up my nerve to try it!

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    1. You can do it, Joyce. It is not as hard as you think.

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  88. Great layout! Thanks for sharing :)

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  89. Beautiful work!

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  90. Nice idea with the photos.Ihad done a layout a few years back using that technique and forgotton about it.Thanks for the reminder:)!

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  91. Great tip on the photos! Love the layout!

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  92. I love this layout, thank you for the inspiration!

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  93. Wish I knew how to do that (with the photos!!!) Such a cool tip. Love the design and paint splatters, great job on the visual triangle!

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    1. Renee, it is not as difficult as you think. Will have to share it through a video so you can see.

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  94. Mmmm - love this layout!! Fantastic :)

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  95. Love your two page layout! I've always wanted to do a New Orleans cemetery tour.

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  96. I, too, love the neutral aspects of this collection!! I also love the photo collage trick! Great LO!

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  97. I like the natural look, and the ink spots!

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  98. I love this LO, it's not the "traditional" colors which is such a nice change! I love this Halloween collection, it's a must have! Thanks for sharing!!! LOVE your blog.

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  99. I love the way you worked in so many photos!

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  100. I love the way you worked in so many photos!

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  101. I really like this-tell us more about the cool flower!

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    1. BethW, the flower is from the pattern paper. I cut it from the Silhouette. this is the design...Design id #30029 and it is by Jamie Koay. I love her designs. But it is just a simple spiral you cut from paper. You can do it without a die cutting machine. This design had kind of points on the ends, so I thought it had that "wicked" look to fit the Halloween collection. Hope this helps!

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  102. Now I regret not using PS. I love your layout and you make cenetery visiting look like fun. How cool is that??

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  103. Nice layout! Lovely! Love the papers you used for the layout. Thank so much for sharing! Have a great week!

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  104. Beautiful layout. I love to see 8.5x11 layouts! You did an amazing job on this. I love all the little details that you have added. :)

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  105. I love double paged spreads, especially this one. Cool subject too.

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  106. Connie N.11:13 PM

    Love the use of all hallow's. Eve for a non-Halloween layout. Love it.

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  107. I love how you grouped those photos! I've been playing in Photoshop Elements a lot lately. I'm going to have to give this a try! Thanks for the tip and the lovely layout!

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  108. I love 8.5x11 layouts too! And love what you did with the collection!!

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  109. this is amazing xx love all your details xxx

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  110. Wow,I love all the details. Andyou made the cemetary look like a lot of fun.

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  111. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Awesome layout and AWESOME photos.
    GREAT job and thanks for sharing!
    Janet
    tomjan@frontiernet.net

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  112. Love the layout. I never thought about going to a graveyard walk. The pictures made for a great scrap project. The paper is awesome, too! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  113. OHHHH! What a fab LO!! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  114. Very stylish and elegant,I love it.

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  115. Love all those photos! Stunning layout!

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  116. Love the layout! Thanks for sharing how to use mulitple pictures on the page without having to use individual pics. I couldn't tell that all the pictures were printed as one.

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  117. What a fantastic Halloween layout. Love all the embellishments and how you used Photoshop.

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  118. I love using photo collages too. Your layout is fantastic!

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  119. What a gorgeous layout! Love the photo collage! Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome CB product!

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  120. A brilliant 2-pager! I love the tip about the photo sheet, the circle banner and misting looks incredible! What you say about the paper is soooo true, it is delicious to work with. Thanks for the inspiration

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  121. Wonderful 2 page layout. Love the use of so many photos, Thanks for sharing.

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