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My name is Alicia Giess and I am thrilled to be able to share a little part of my life with you, i.e. my passions such as my family and friends, my faith and my scrapbooking hobby.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Carta Bella - What an honor! and a Giveaway!! :)

Seriously...I am so thrilled to be joining the Carta Bella design team.  Designing with Carta Bella's awesome products is such an honor.  I really love the texture and quality of their papers.  Come on over to Carta Bella's blog for my interview questions:  Carta Bella blog!

I am showing off the Rough & Tumble collection with my first page showcased:

  

I just love the fun colors in this collection which are so perfect for all my summer photos.  The chipboard accents in the collection are pure fun and add a lot of movement to your pages.

On this closeup of the top of the page, you can see how I added banners, planes, boats, and stickers!  A little movement was also added with the slope that I cut  with the patterned paper edges.


I also love to add embellishments to my photos to make the eye move through the page more.  The stickers in the Rough & Tumble collection are perfect for titles, journaling, or just added extras to your page.

How would you like a chance to win some of the fabulous Carta Bella products?  

 Want to win a collection kit of your choosing from Carta Bella Paper? Simply leave your name and email address (in code if you prefer) in the comments section of this blog post to qualify. All comments are due by September 17, 2013 to qualify. I will select ONE lucky winner on September 18, 2013, and notify them by email. Winners have one week to respond or I will select another winner. The winner may select a current collection from Carta Bella Paper. The collection will be shipped from the Carta Bella Paper offices. Only one entry per person please.

Good luck!  Please leave a comment.  I'd love to hear what you think about this cute Rough & Tumble collection.


37 comments:

  1. Colleen Hoehn
    colleenhoehn@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Colleen...for taking time to enter the drawing! :)

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  2. Gorgeous page - love how you cut the slope in the paper at the top - really sets the slide theme!
    wahoolady (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. Rough and Tumble is a sweet collection!! I absolutely love your layout especially the way you used the embellishments and that you have more than just one picture on the page! Awesome job!!

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    1. Oops, forgot my email!! tjzeimetz@iowatelecom.net....thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Love it!!! You are so talented!! Great page & wonderful pics!
    burgett14 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Congrats on joining the Carta Bella design team! I love the Rough & Tumble. Perfect for scrapping my two boys! Thanks for the giveaway! fourjacksonsmn at hotmaildotcom

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  6. I really like your layout, how you used all the chipboard accents and how you mimicked the curvy slide with the curvy border on top! Love the Rough and Tumble collection as I have so many hotos for my boys and grandson to scrap! Perfect for that, and I will adopt using more than one photo to be able to showcase all of those I have, thanks for the tip! Cindy at acskrueger@sbcglobal.net

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  7. I love your layout and that it has four pictures on it! I think the Rough and Tumble collection is simply adorable. Congratulations on making the team, I look forward to seeing more of you great layouts and thank you for a chance to win a collection from one of my favorite companies! :) Jennifer at jenharkema@hotmail.com

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  8. I always admire your work Alicia. Congrats on being on the Carta Bella team! Love their products and the quality of their papers. Lee-Anne at scrapnut@shaw.ca

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  9. Great page! I have two boys in elementary school, so the theme of our house is Rough and Tumble! So glad to see you on the Carta Bella team! - jj palmer

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  10. Congrats on making the Carta Bella DT! You deserve it! I love your layouts always filled with fun photos and so many great ideas. I have joined your blog a new fan (well an old one just new to the blog). Please pop over to visit me when you have time I would love to see you there! :)
    http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you so much! Off to check out your blog! :)

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  11. So love your style. I love the movement you created with the slope of the patterned paper. Great looking page. Carta is lucky to have you. dpeeples1 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Love this layout! And we have a number of things in common... infertility, then four children, homeschooling, and scrapbooking.

    dorseyss {at} me dot com

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  13. Love your blog title, and great introduction to your work! Rough and Tumble is too cute, I think it will make great boys or girls pages. So fun! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  14. I AM SO IN LOVE!

    danielle {at} reagan dot com

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  15. I love your layout. Thanks for inspiring me today. I'm also a new follower of your blog. I'd love it if you would follow my blog. Thanks

    Melisa Alzammar
    Lovemycricut2@gmail.com

    www.MelisasCraftyCreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Melisa! Off to check out your blog! :)

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  16. I love the layout and the slope makes it flow with the plane and makes you feel like you are flying through the layout! Love it! clsteinbeck@yahoo.com

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  17. Your work is so perfected and looks so professional!!!! I love how the page is so organized, yet your eye travels to every part of every beautiful embellishment! Gorgeous! Congratulations on the Carta Bella DT...your work totally embodies their products. Lainie1130@yahoo.com

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    1. Lainie....you are the winner of the free Carta Bella package! Congratulations. I will be emailing you with details.

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  18. Congratulations! That IS awesome! Love your layout. It's absolutely amazing. And thanks so much for a chance to win some awesomeness from Carta Bella! dpiercey7(at)cox(dot)net

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  19. Just found you from the Carta Bella blog and I love your page. Thr collection is really fun looking.
    jesscolebourne at gmail dot com

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  20. Awesome work! Love the design of this layout!! kellyguercio (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. It's very dynamic, with the top "tube" design to complement photos.
    And thanks for giveaway, kazouliss at gmail.com

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  22. Congrats on the DT! I like how you've used the collection for summer photos. I'd love this collection for my 1st baby boy. tufnruf(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. I love the collection and the layout is a lot of fun! I love that you can get a lot of photos on and still make a fun page! Thanks a bunch! kmassman gmail

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  24. Congratulations Alicia. You are going to be an awesome addition to the design team.
    Joan pchefjoan@yahoo.com

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  25. Congrats, Alicia. Way cute LO! i love the movement in the LO and the colors. i need this for my son's photo.

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  26. Oh, this is a beautiful LO! So deeply studied! There are no accidental elements. All go so well synchronized! I an truly impressed. I love the combination of the heavenly and soft sky blue with the strong deep red chevrons! Just love all the details and the whole art work! Great job! Congrats!

    hugs, Marzena

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    1. Thank you so much, Macarena! Your comments are truly appreciated.

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  27. Congrats! Very cute layout - I love the layering

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  28. Super adorable layout! I LOVE the design! Congratulations on making the Carta Bella team and I am looking forward to more of your work! :)

    Courts Crafts Blog at gmail dot com

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  29. Wow! Your page is just fabulous!!! Love it!!

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  30. This layout is fantastic! I really love the way you used the embellishments, it really made the layout amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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