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, December 27, 2015

Prima's "A Victorian Christmas" Card and Tag

The beautiful season of Christmas, and the Victorian Christmas collection by Prima, truly brings joy to my soul.  I love creating special keepsakes for the special people in my life as a token of my love.   

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Holiday Fun!

I can't believe how quickly the holidays came and went.  Parties, projects and just the rush of the season.  I wanted to share a few projects made using Graphic 45's "A Christmas Carol" collection.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mon Amour Tag Duo

I absolutely love the beautiful imagery of the Mon Amour collection.  I decided to showcase two of my favorites for these ultra-feminine tags.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What's on my Desk - My Favorite Prima Products!

As Prima designers we often receive wonderful boxes filled to the brim with all sorts of Prima goodies! There's always a gorgeous mix of all of the lines. It is always fun to see what each individual designer loves and today I am sharing what I am loving in my creative space and why. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

It's Prima Day!


It's Prima Day! A day filled with TONS of inspiration just for you! So grab your paper, flowers, and glue and have some fun with us as we travel around the world. Our very talented design team members are showcasing newly created projects on their social media, so join the fun, hop around, and be inspired!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pumpkin Time with Graphic 45!

I was inspired by the gorgeous colors of the pumpkins from the “Time to Flourish” October pages and thought I would create a layout where those images could really shine.    I decided to mirror my focal design in the top corner using papers from the 8x8 “Time to Flourish” October pages. This is such a fun look and adds interest to the page.  I used a chalk ink to stamp drips on the page.  Using the chalk ink allowed me to smear the ends of the drips easily.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Graphic 45 Holiday Treasure Layout & Tutorial

A Christmas Carol … that is exactly what I think of when I look at the beautiful patterned papers in this holiday collection.   

Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's Frightful! Halloween Shadow Box with Tutorial

How fun was it to use the Groove Tool to apply ink to my project???  Very!  I was able to apply my ink easily and found that I saved time in the process. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Prima October Product Picks and Challenge

October ushers in a new season filled with chilly nights, gorgeous falling leaves, and crisp apple harvest! (Unless you live in the southern hemisphere, then you have the exact opposite!) Either way Prima's fresh palette will bring a twist of warm richness to your projects.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Rare Oddities Album

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with an album!  I created this Mixed Media Album using the Rare Oddities collection.  

Friday, October 2, 2015

Think Pink with Prima


"Breast Cancer. It's a horrible disease that affects so many around us: friends, moms, sisters, aunts, neighbors, co-workers. And, although the majority affected are women, this is a disease that also attacks men. Let's do what we can this month to bring awareness to the devastation breast cancer causes. Prevention is the key!"

I am from a family of breast cancer survivors and I designed this card to show my love and support for those who are enduring this struggle.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


The beautiful color combination I selected from a color board makes this my favorite Prima project.  When I saw this color combination, I knew exactly which beautiful Prima embellishments and papers I would use to create my canvas.  

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mon Amour Card

Less is truly more when creating this sweet card.  Layering just a few key pieces of chipboard along with a single ephemera card creates a beautiful effect.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015


World’s Fair is one fantastic collection.  The vibrant color palette served as my inspiration for this fun and carefree layout.  I used an elegant circle embellishment in the center of my page to mimic the shape of a Ferris wheel.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"You Are Loved" Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection


This layout was created using the Mon Amour collection.  The thing I love most about this collection is its versatility.  I used a tag from the Large Tag Album to mat my photo.  I then framed my photo using red liquid pearls. I added embossed chipboard, twine and ribbon to give different textures to the page. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sketchabilities Sketch #147

Hello everyone!

With kids back to school and back on schedule you may have time to join in our Sketch #147 and Welcome a New Sponsor to the Sketchabilities Blog.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mon Amour Altered Mixed Media Box

Hello everyone!

The Mon Amour collection is absolutely stunning!  I used the 5x5 Mixed Media Box from the Staples collection to create this beautiful set.  This allowed me to use various mediums for stenciled designs and collages.  

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Decorating Your Home with Prima

DIY home decor

I love using lanterns through-out my home.  Today I am sharing a lantern to be used indoors as an accent for my craft studio.  I started with a white lantern from my local art supply store.  I kept the design simple by adding just a few key pieces.  At the very top of the lantern, I applied black sand texture paste and allowed it to dry overnight.  Next, I added metal embellishments to each section of the top of the lantern.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Inside My Planner - Webster's Pages Color Crush!

Hi Everyone,

Today I have something a little bit different for you.  I am sharing one of my planners and my planner desk with you.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My Vintage Heart - Sketchabilities Sketch #146

Are you ready to see one of the most beautiful sketches I have had the honor to work with? The sketch for this week from Sketchabilities is absolutely amazing.  

Here's a look at this lovely sketch...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Family Reunion Mini Album

This project was truly a labor of love.  Every summer my family and I go to my great-grandparent’s farm to celebrate another year of family love.  It always surprises me how we grow and grow each year with new family members attending for the first time.  It’s good to see old faces and welcome the new.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Royal Menagerie Card with Tutorial

Hello everyone!  

Today I have a beautiful card and tutorial for you.  I used Prima's "Royal Menagerie" collection to create this lovely summer card.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Raining Cats and Dogs Layout with Graphic 45

Hello everyone! 

Today I am sharing a layout I created using the "Raining Cats and Dogs" collection from Graphic 45. The color palette is just beautiful!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dreams Come True - Sketchabilities Sketch #145

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend!  

Today I am sharing a sweet little layout featuring Blue Fern Studios' "Montage" collection and Sketchabilities latest design Sketch #145.

Here is a look at the sketch....

Friday, August 14, 2015

Cards of Celebration - 2Crafty Chipboard

Time to Celebrate Card Trio

Hello everyone!  I am here today with a fun card trio featuring 2Crafty Chipboard and Graphic 45's "Time to Celebrate" collection.  I thought it would be fun to create cards that celebrate the fun events in life.   

"Happy Birthday"

My first card shows just how effortlessly the clean finishes on the chipboard blends with the intricate design of the fussy cut papers and 3-D flowers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Gilded Lily Tag

Today I am sharing a tag featuring the Gilded Lily collection from Graphic 45. I just love Victorian themed papers and projects.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Vintage Love - Prima Memory Hardware

Hello everyone!

Today is a very special post featuring a vintage photo of my aunt.  The new memory hardware collection pieces are just perfect and it seems that they were made  especially for my vintage inspired projects. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Lucky Dog - Sketchabiities #144

Happy Friday!  I am happy to share my latest fun layout featuring the "Raining Cats and Dogs" collection from Graphic 45.  I used sketch #144 from Sketchabilities which is really a pretty one.  

Take a look at the sketch ....

Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Sent from Heaven" Baby Card with Julie Nutting Stamps


There is not anything much more precious than a newborn baby and to celebrate precious ones all over the world Julie Nutting created a whole line of sweet, baby stamps.

The new Julie Nutting baby themed cling stamps are the perfect touch for projects featuring our littlest ones.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Graphic 45 - Faber-Castell Blog Hop

Blog Hop

Today Graphic 45 will be hopping along with Faber Castell. To join in you can follow these links:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July with Graphic 45!


You will never say “Bah Humbug” when you see this gorgeous Christmas Carol themed collection.  I used my Cricut die cutting machine to create this card.  I always like to create interest with my cards.  I find the easiest way to do this is with the shape of the card itself.  I used solid red cardstock to create the base of the card.  I then used papers and images from the collection to create accents and embellishments.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Birthday with Sketchabilities!


Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing my latest layout using Sketchabilities Sketch #143.  I love the versatility of this sketch.  You can truly make the design you own.  Here's a look at the sketch...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Beautiful Summer Cards with 2Crafty Chipboard

Hello everyone!  

I am happy to share my first projects as a member of the 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team.  I love creating soft, beautiful cards with an elegant flair. The cards I am sharing today are perfect for summer celebrations.   

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Rare Oddities - Graphic 45

Hello everyone!

Today I have a first look at Graphic 45's Halloween collection, "Rare Oddities!"

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

So Very Lovely - Sketchabilities #142

Welcome to Sketch #142!

This sketch is truly a treat.  It allows you to add lots of fun layers while allowing you photo to shine!

Here is a peek at the sketch....

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Artisan Style!

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing my first post as a member of the Graphic 45 design team.  

Friday, June 19, 2015

Prima Design Team 2015-2016!

I am happy to share some exciting news with you all today.  I am beyond excited to announce that I am now a proud member of the 2015-2016 Prima design team. 

I am truly in good company and honored to be working with another great team of artists. This year has truly been a blessed one for me and I hope I can inspire you along the way.

You can click here if you would like to see my DT audition post.  

To read the announcement and meet the rest of the team by clicking here.

Thanks for visiting with me today. Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sketchabilities #141 - "Sitting Pretty"

Hello everyone!

Today I am happy to share my first design team project for Sketchabilities.  The sketches are beautiful and easy to follow and gives you a great road map to create your own special work of art.

Here is a look at sketch #141....

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pocket Pages!


Hello everyone!

Today I have something a little different for you...Pocket Pages!

Join me each month as I share a pocket page layout for 2015.  This month I have used Graphic 45's May "Time to Flourish" collection papers, sticker sheets and ephemera cards.

Let's take a closer look at each page separately...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

DT Announcement - 2Crafty Chipboard DT!!!

I am so excited to be a member of the 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team for 2015-2016.  Please join me in congratulating the rest of this fantastic group of artists.... 

Friday, May 15, 2015

"Blue Skies" and an Announcement!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Pure Love

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Memories are Forever

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Graphic 45 Final Round Projects

Hello everyone!

I am still taking it all in that I am now part of the Graphic 45 Design Team for 2015-2016.  I have to thank my cousin Crystal Thomas for encouraging me to get back in the ring and start creating again.  You are my angel.

Here are my final round projects.  This is quite a lengthy post so sit back and relax and spend a little time with me......

Mixed Media Projects

Features the Tropical Travelogue collection.