Kim Mannino

I love working creatively with photos! For more than 20 years I have been sharing this passion with others both on-line and in-person. As a founding member of pixels2Pages, I work with the best tools to accomplish my photo projects. The FOREVER® suite of products are the best creative tools available, and the only tools that ensure preservation for generations.

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Artisan Tip: Easy Masks

Easy Masks are an effect that can be effortlessly applied to an element with just a single click. They are frame effects applied from the Frame Effects operation panel. This gives the user the ability to “try on” masks quickly and easily. They earn the name "easy mask" due to their simplicity in application.

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Blueprints: June 2024

This installment of pixels2Pages monthly membership Blueprints include nine unique Blueprint (BP) designs in 12x12 and 11x8.5 sizes. In addition, we are including our Double Page Spread BPs (DPS) as a Seamless Layflat (SLF) file. You will receive 21 individual Blueprints to use for easily creating layouts that preserve your memories.

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Video Tidbit: Pattern Stroke Borders

Utilizing a pattern stroke can add a delightful touch to page borders, infusing creativity and playfulness into the overall design. By applying a well-chosen pattern stroke, you can instantly transform the edges of a page, turning it into a visually engaging and dynamic layout. This simple yet effective technique not only enhances the aesthetic appeal, but also allows for customization, making each page uniquely charming.

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Bright Idea 395: Patterned Paper Formula 4 - Ripped

Combining patterned paper on a layout can present challenges, but a helpful approach involves using strips of ripped paper to layer the patterns. This technique adds dimension and visual interest to the layout while seamlessly integrating different designs.

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Blueprints: May 2024

This installment of pixels2Pages monthly membership Blueprints include nine unique Blueprint (BP) designs in 12x12 and 11x8.5 sizes. In addition, we are including our Double Page Spread BPs (DPS) as a Seamless Layflat (SLF) file. You will receive 21 individual Blueprints to use for easily creating layouts that preserve your memories.

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Photography Tip: Take Ten

By challenging yourself to take ten distinct photos of the same subject/scene, you'll not only refine your technical skills but also develop a more comprehensive understanding of your subject's visual potential. This practice encourages creativity, adaptability, and a deeper connection with your photographic subjects.

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Video Tidbit: 3 Ways Brackets - Punctuation as Design

Follow me on a visual journey where creativity meets punctuation! In this fun and whimsical design concept, I’ll explore the power of using brackets as design. Watch as these symbols transform a blank page into a dynamic layout, adding depth, structure, and a touch of whimsy to my pages.

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Bright Idea 389: Bookmark It

Transform a simple bookmark into a dynamic title space for your layout. Use the bookmark's unique design to craft eye-catching titles and take it a step further by seamlessly incorporating photos. This concept not only adds flair to your page creation but also serves as a functional and visually appealing element. Unleash your imagination as you redefine the ordinary bookmark, turning it into a canvas for your layout to shine.

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Blueprints: April 2024

This installment of pixels2Pages monthly membership Blueprints include nine unique Blueprint (BP) designs in 12x12 and 11x8.5 sizes. In addition, we are including our Double Page Spread BPs (DPS) as a Seamless Layflat (SLF) file. You will receive 21 individual Blueprints to use for easily creating layouts that preserve your memories.

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Tool Tip: Remember The Tool

Enabling the "Remember The Tool Options with Each Project" setting in the software offers a time-saving advantage by storing distinct settings for individual projects, encompassing various tool options such as font size and cutting angles. This feature simplifies workflow management by automatically recalling project-specific configurations, eliminating the need for manual adjustments when transitioning between projects.

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Bright Idea 383: Transparent Title Collage

Are you ready to transform your title into a work of art? Transparent Title Collage is a fun and innovative way to add a unique touch to your layout. Craft a stunning title collage that captures attention and sparks inspiration.

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Blueprints: March 2024

This installment of pixels2Pages monthly membership Blueprints include nine unique Blueprint (BP) designs in 12x12 and 11x8.5 sizes. In addition, we are including our Double Page Spread BPs (DPS) as a Seamless Layflat (SLF) file. You will receive 21 individual Blueprints to use for easily creating layouts that preserve your memories.

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Video Tidbit: All Wrapped Up

Taking inspiration from a gift box, I’ll craft a shape that captures the essence of celebrating and unwrapping presents. I’ll begin with a basic rectangle, which is cut into a grid. The grid will serve as the foundation for an imaginative pattern designed to showcase the photos from your celebration.

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Tool Tip: Photo In Frame

This tip will provide guidance on utilizing the four available "Photo In Frame" choices: rotating, zooming, replacing, and removing.

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Start2Finish: The Little Mermaid

The idea for creating this page sparked when I captured an image of the Little Mermaid cast. The photo was taken right outside the theater, with the bustle of people passing by and against the backdrop of a less-than-appealing rocky wall. However, what truly caught my attention was how stunning the cast appeared in their complete makeup and costumes. It was a moment that compelled me to celebrate them through my creative layout.

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Blueprints: February 2024

This installment of pixels2Pages monthly membership Blueprints include nine unique Blueprint (BP) designs in 12x12 and 11x8.5 sizes. In addition, we are including our Double Page Spread BPs (DPS) as a Seamless Layflat (SLF) file. You will receive 21 individual Blueprints to use for easily creating layouts that preserve your memories.

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Bright Idea 377: Pattern Paper Formula 3 - Done With One

Pattern Paper Formula 3 offers a convenient yet visually stunning way to create borders. Bright Idea 377 introduces a quick border technique that combines functionality with aesthetic appeal. This technique uses the grid cutter to cut one single designer paper into several artistic pieces, thus creating borders and strips for a captivating double page spread.

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Blueprints: January 2024

This installment of pixels2Pages monthly membership Blueprints include nine unique Blueprint (BP) designs in 12x12 and 11x8.5 sizes. In addition, we are including our Double Page Spread BPs (DPS) as a Seamless Layflat (SLF) file. You will receive 21 individual Blueprints to use for easily creating layouts that preserve your memories.

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Video Tidbit: 3 Ways - Triangles, Creative Background Techniques

In this video, I will demonstrate three options for altering a triangle pattern and incorporating it into the background. This will allow you to quickly generate multiple pages with captivating visual arrangements, enhancing your ability to craft cohesive compositions and optimizing your workflow. The potential for variations is boundless, and this video functions as an initial exploration of the countless design possibilities.

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