Color Philosophy Inks

Prima has a brand new ink line called Color Philosophy. The colors are amazing and the selection of colors will keep you in crafting heaven.

My Prima Planner - In the Moment

Here is my "In the Moment" planner all dolled up for January.

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My Prima Planners

Have you gotten your new My Prima Planner? They are absolutely amazing!

Frank Garcia's Memory Hardward

I created a lovely photo album using Prima's Memory Hardware journal. Click the "read more" tab to see the entire album.

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Christine Adolph Stamps

I love to use stamping to add interest and texture to my crafting projects. I will be sharing my latest project using Prima's new Christine Adolph stamps.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

June Swirlydoos Kit - Design Team Farewell

It has been a true honor and pleasure being a part of the Swirlydoos Design Team.  I can't believe it's been six months already! 

I thought I would go back to my favorite type of layouts for my fond farewell....Vintage!  Afterall, the kit is filled with beautiful vintage goodies.  The kit features papers from GCD Studios Ella Blue Collection.  Talk about beautiful papers!  I was sooooo excited when I finally received my kit. 

Since June brings us Father’s Day, I thought I would do a layout featuring me and my dad. My dad has been sick lately and I have been extremely worried. It felt good to take the time and create something special where he is the center of attention.

This layout features gorgeous, vintage inspired papers from the June Swirlydoos Kit. This layout is based on the June sketch created by Beggahuna.

One of my new favorite embellishments is the beautiful chipboard designs from Dusty Attic. Talk about precision cutting! Lol. I decided to frame our photo using one of their chipboard frames. I wanted to keep the frame unfinished, but I felt it got lost in all of the dark patterns. I simply “kissed” the frame with white chalk ink. I didn’t want to too much coverage and you can see the natural color coming through. The photo is further framed with lace from Webster’s Pages.

Of course I couldn’t forget the flowers! Prima all the way. The large butterfly is a stamp from Tattered Angels. This was my first experience using Zva Crystals. I love them because they are both elegant and delicate. The ribbon is cabbage rose ribbon (scrunched seam binding) from the Memrie Mare’s Etsy Shop.

Supply List - Swirlydoos June Kit
Patterned Papers – GCD Studios – Ella Blue Collection
Pearls – Zva
Flowers – Prima
Decorative Pins and Button - American Crafts
Chipboard Frame – Dusty Attic
Edge Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Letter Stickers - Fancy Pants - Road Show
Butterfly Stamp – Tattered Angels
Ink – Distress – Frayed Burlap, Copic Marker
Ribbon/Lace – Memrie Mare, Webster’s Pages
Adhesive – Zip Dry, ATG
Distrezz it All

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Friday, May 21, 2010

"Hi" Papertrey Ink

I love these beautiful papers from Papertrey Ink.  As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to create a fun and vibrant greeting card.


I really like the contrast of the bright colors against the kraft paper. I added a beautiful bloom from Prima and a fun feather.  I love to mix textures to create an interesting and unique design.  The kraft jounaling pockets are Maya Road.  They have a wonderful selection of kraft embellishments. 

I am off to a Copic certification class this weekend.  I can't wait to learn new techniques and begin to share them with others.

I'll be back soon with new cards featuring the techniques I learn this weekend.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Live Life With No Regrets

This is how I have tried to live my life, with no regrets.  We all look back at times and say to ourselves "I wish I had done it this way."  It seems the older I get, the less this becomes my mantra.

The beautiful papers from Basic Grey's Cappella Collection inspired me to create this card.  The rich, beautiful colors touched my soul.

1. Create an A2 card base
2. Cut a piece of patterned paper for the top of the card, ink edges.
3. Cut a piece of patterned paper for the bottom of the card, ink edges.
4. Cut a strip of solid paper, ink and adhere to the lower middle of the card to cover the seam.
5. Apply paper lace to the bottom of the middle strip of paper.
6. Adhere tape to the middle strip of paper.
7. Adhere ribbon by gathering evenly across the middle of the page.
8. Create a bow. Use string to tie the metal quote around the bow. Adhere to the left side
of the card.
9. Add two decorative pins to through the middle of the bow and top the bow with a small rosette.

I always use Scor-Tape to adhere ribbon and heavier paper embellishments to my projects. It is super strong and easy to use.

Cardstock: Craft Supply
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Ribbon (Memrie Mare); String (Hancock Fabrics); Metal Quote (The Girls’ Paperie) Flower (Prima); Decorative Pins(Jenni Bowlin); Paper Lace Trim (Basic Grey)

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

So Special - Basic Grey "Cappella"

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.  I thought I would create a layout featuring my one and only, Sierra.  This is one of my favorite photos of her.  I have probably scrapped it 100 times!

I have had people ask me how I create my circles.  I use Creative Memories' Jumbo Circle Maker.  I have many, many circle making templates, but the circle maker from CM is the quickest and easiest to use.

This elegant Prima ribbon frames my photo beautifully.  I used my Martha Stewart Crafts punch to create the outer frame for the photo. 

Bazzill Basics Garden Basics Collection fabric flowers take center stage.  The flowers come with a beautiful jewel center, but I chose to use a fancy Prima flower center.  Two Belle Arts Nuveau flowers from Prima frame the center flower.  I used additional flower centers in white and stickles to complete the upper right area of the layout.  I can't forget the two stick pins from Maya Road.  These pins are quickly becoming a staple in my inventory of madness.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Scrapbooks Plus May Kit Reveal - Bo Bunny "Sophie"

The May DT kit from Scrapbooks Plus was a pure joy!  The beautiful papers from Bo Bunny's Sophie Collection were perfect for my spring photos.  In the photo above I used Sophie Collection - 12 x 12 Die Cut Paper - Sophie Frills to showcase my focal point, the Weeping Cherry tree. What a tremendous impact it makes...I love it!

From chipboard to die cut papers, this collection has it all. 

The title was created using my Silhouette Digital Cutter.  I really like using my Silhouette because they have the greatest selection of title images.  The most wonderful mistake occurred while gluing the pieces together.  I ran the blue background through my Xyron backwards.  Instead of throwing it out, I decided to spinkle it with glitter.  I am sorry that the photo doesn't show the glitter clearly.  Trust me, it looks great!

My snowball bush was indeed a welcome sight this spring. 

I framed the photo with a window and title which were cut using my Silhouette. The gate was created using my Quickutz Revolution.


 I am really happy with the button detail.  I added stickles and chipboard flowers.  So cute!

 I purchased the beautiful scrunched seam binding from the Memrie Mare.

 I used the wonderful chipboard elements from the collection to accent my photo.

 The title stickers are also from the collection.

I love the way this card turned out!  Again, the chipboard elements add the perfect dimension. 

The leaves are Prima felt and the gorgeous ribbon is from Webster's Pages.

This card has a totally different look, yet it is from the same collection.  The ribbon from SEI gives the card a bit of a nautical look and feel.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The white die cut is from Bazzill Basics.  The card base was created using kraft paper.

Thanks so much for joining me today.