Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Prima's October BAP!!!

October's sketch, by the one and only Riikka Kovasin, is completely amazing with a triple photo spot, condensed journaling lines, a wonderfully lowered title, and a fantastic media-filled backdrop! Our designers on both teams: Design Team and Educators LOVED it so much! here are a few samples for you to get your mojo going!

Here is my take on the challenge for this month. Please check the Prima blog to see what the rest of the DT did with the sketch too! 

This is a page of our precious Granddaughter at 6 months. I used lots of Royal Menagerie products for this page. I followed the sketch almost exactly just changing a few things, I put the title over the photos and kept the rest pretty much the same.  I used the oil pastel crayons (pink) to draw circles. Then blended with a waterbrush. I added a few “splats” also! I misted the background with the Frost and Boysenberry Color Bloom sprays. I just added some blooms and sequins. I also stamped a solid cardstock around the edges to use as my background paper. A really simple page to complete!

We would LOVE to see what you create with this month's PPP or BAP! You have until October 31st to enter your Prima project! There are only three rules:
1. The project must be Prima-based. 2. The deadline is October 31st at 23:55 ET. 3. You must have FUN creating it! Ready! Set! Go!

Products used:
Royal Menagerie -
Flutterby paper 847401
Clear Stamp 582555
Tags & Tickets 582449
Maud flowers 583361
Diana flowers 583354.Patricia flowers 583378
Caroline flowers 583347
Anne flowers 583316
Beatrix flowers 583323
Elizabeth flowers 583309
Say It In Crystals 582326
Other Prima Products -
Velvet Rainbow Naturals leaves 556327
Chalk Edger Sweet Pea 891374
Color Bloom Spray Frost 582890
Color Bloom Spray Boysenberry 580278
Oil Pastels 814328

Monday, September 28, 2015

Anna Griffin New Cricut Content!!!!

Today I want to share some projects I did for Anna's latest HSN appearance. These are using her new Cricut content "Anna's Christmas Cards & Embellishments". These images are absolutely gorgeous. And when you pair them with some of the pretty Glitter paper it makes amazing and sparkly Christmas projects!

First are a couple of layouts. The background die-cut mats, the holly and poinsettas and even the sentiment are all from the content.

This is another layout. The die-cut mat and pretty pine cone embellishments are also from the content.

For this one, I did a card to match the layout to show the versatility of the images, and the different sizes you can make them.
One last layout, I loved how the pink with the red turned out! The background die-cut, the holly leaves and ornaments are all from the content.

I also did a card to match this one!!!

I hope you check out this new cartridge and content. And check out all the other new Anna Griffin products on HSN. And don't forget she has more shows on HSN coming up in October! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Prima Palette Markers Versatility

Today I want to share a  project using Prima's Palette Markers. I have used them in several different ways for this. I love the vibrant colors you get with these markers. This is a layout that I did with a photo of our sweet little Granddaughter. I wanted to keep the colors lighter. I used the Palette Markers on the stamped bird and flowers and also on the diamond strip of paper.

I mixed Golden Chalk Board paint with Light Texture Paste and applied it to the stencil on the background paper. Using the light green, yellow and blue markers I made the diamond patterned stip of paper.

I used Royal Menagerie papers, blooms and embellishments on this page, the colors are so pretty and I love the blue and yellow together. I used foam dots under the little berries and colored blooms.

Here you can see a close-up of the bird. I used the light colors of blue, green and yellow on the bird, along with the orange from the Auburn collection for hte beak and feet!

The Royal Menagerie flowers are all so pretty, I love them all, and I colored the stamped images to match as closely as I could.

Here are a few more close-ups.

I loved working with these markers. I have used them before with the little Julie Nutting doll stamps, but they really do work for lots of things!!! I will be using them a lot more in the future!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it!!!

Prima Products used 
Chalk Edger - Coldsfoot - 891299
Chalk Edger - Turquoise Stone - 891343
6x6 Stencil - Poppies - 580019
Paper Clips - 582746
Tags & Tags Resist Patterns - 582814
Royal Menagerie paper - 
Royal Menagerie paper - 
Royal Menagerie Chipboard -
Royal Menagerie flowers - Diana - 583354
Bloom Cling Stamp - Birds - 980528
MicroBeads - Splash - 962630
3D Gloss Gel - 961381
Chalkboard Paint - Golden - 577124
Light Paste - 961404
Palette set - Violet - 576530
Palette set - Dolled Up - 576523
Palette set - Auburn - 576431
Palette set - Sapphire - 576483
Palette set - Blonde - 576424
Palette set - Emerald - 576509
Palette blender - 576547

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AVA 5 Months!!!

I'm so excited, today I have a couple of layouts on the Prima blog using the GORGEOUS Royal Menagerie collection! I have two layouts, one of each of our precious Granddaughters!!! First is Ava, these pics were taken on her 5 month birthday! I love how the colors match perfectly with all the lucious goodies in this collection. Lots of flowers, leaves, stamps, chippies and more! The pretty pinks, yellow, lavendar, aqua and hints of green!

Here you can see how perfectly the colors in the embellishments match the colors in the cute pictures!

I added some small blooms, leaf stamp, punched leaves and alphablend letters on this tag. I also took one of the wooden elements and used the white pastel stick to give it a whitewashed look.

I love the lavendar blooms! I did some faux stitching and used a border punch too.

Here you can see a little better, I also distressed the edges slightly with the Ingvild Bolme distressing tool.

This was a lot of fun, so many fun elements in this collection. It's one of my favorite collections ever, maybe even all time favorite!!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Please visit the Prima blog to see what else the DT has created with this collection :)

Prima Products used:
Royal Menagerie -
Queen For the Day paper – 847395
Fly Free paper – 847418
Say It In Crystals 582326
Beatrix flowers – 583323
Cling stamps 582340
Clear stamps 582548
Caroline flowers 583347
Anne flowers 583316
Tags & Tickets 582449
Elizabeth flowers 583309
Mary flowers 583286
Matilde flowers 583385
Patricia flowers 583378
Chalk Edger Sweet Pea 891394
Chalk Edger Vintage Pink 891138
Chalk Edger Teal Damask 891206
Chalk Edger Moss Lawm 891190
Ingvild Bolme Distressing Tool 890940

Chipboard & More 582463
Oil Pastels 814328

Monday, August 3, 2015

Some Prima Projects!

Hello everyone, I know it's been almost a month since I posted here, but we've had a lot going on. I've been keeping up with Design Team commitments, but haven't had much time to blog!!! Things should be getting back to normal now and I should be back to posting regular!!!

I was lucky enough to be chosen as part of the new Prima Design Team and have had a couple of projects featured on the Prima blog already! I wanted to share them here too. Neither is a layout, which is very different for me! But both were lots of fun!!!

First is a chunky charm necklace that I made using some of the Memory Hardware pieces. It seems like the large multi-charm necklaces are very popular right now. I really like them, I've bought several and wear them a lot! When I saw the bottles and trinkets I thougth I would try to make one.

I chose my items and put them together with the Memory Hardware Villenueve Antique rings and chains. I used several items and also instead of connecting the chain in the back I chose to conect it in the front leaving two pieces of the chain hanging, adding a charm to the longest one. I took the little bottle and used the label that says "Lavende" and I took some tiny purple blooms and pushed them into the little vial. Really Easy and I liked the turn out!

Prima Products used:
Memory Hardware LaRochelle Antique Trinkets 990725
Memory Hardware Louviers Angique Chains 990305
Memory Hardware Villeneuve Antique Rings 990626
Memory Hardware Montpellier Apothecary Vials 990619
Memory Hardware Montpellier Apothecary Vial Labels 991098
Metal Embellishments 583576

Next is a set of tags that I made into refrigerator magnets! This is a family theme tag set that I did for our youngest son, his wife and their new baby!! It's a really easy and cute idea. I was a pretty simple and quick project and it was a lot of fun to do using all the little Julie Nutting stamps!!!

Prima Products used:
Julie Nutting Tag Pad – 910686
Julie Nutting Metal Embellishments – 910587
Julie Nutting 6x6 pad Blush – 910860
Julie Nutting 6x6 pad Dress Me Up – 910877
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Adam – 911201
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Marisol – 911232
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Baby – 911287
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps School Wear – 911218
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Footwear  - 911263
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Skirt & Pants – 911256
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Jammie Set – 911331
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Girl Set – 911294
Palette Set Emerald – 576509
Palette Set Ruby – 576516
Palette Set Light Skin – 576462
Palette Set Medium Skin – 576479
Palette Set Blonde – 576424
Palette Set Brunette – 576448
Blender Pen – 576547
Chalk Edger Blue Jay – 891060
Chalk Edger Worn Jeans – 891336
Chalk Edger Coldsfoot Petals – 891299
Chalk Edger Lady Bug – 891398
Chalk Edger Old Rose – 891213
Chalk Edger Vintage Pink – 891138
Chalk Edger Blossom Tree - 891381
Chalk Edger Sweet Pea – 891374
Chalk Edger Hydrangea – 891367
Chalk Edger Black Coal – 890995
Alphablends black/white – 840679
Optimist Sticky Tabs – 572440
Trims Magnolia – 583033
Trims Petite Rosette – 990459
Flowers - 582081

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it and I hope you come back for another visit later!!! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Anna's Griffin's July 1st HSN Show!!!!

I hope you all got to watch some of the HSN Craft Day this Wednesday. There were some amazing deals and lots of new goodies from Anna too!!! She launched a new Cricut, the Cricut One, which is the most affordable Cricut with the new technology. And of course they had the amazing Cricut Air!!!

So many gorgeous products I don't know where to start. I will share some of them with a project that I did from each!!!

I will start with a page that I did with the Cricut Explore Air. This was done with the Anna's Lace cartridge in the Cricut Design Space. HSN also offered this in a regular cartridge for those who have the older regular Cricuts. The images in this are just so pretty and intricately detailed!!!

This one was done with the beautiful butterfly dies! These dies are so much fun, and you can make lots of layers, just fun to play with!!!!

I did this one with the Paper Tricks embossing folders. I just made regular rosettes for this page, but you can make lots of different fancy folds with this embossing set!!!

The Birthday Bouquet 3D Floral Sticker set comes with gorgeous florals and titles. This page was so easy to create with this collection.

Now, the Endora Halloween collection is the most gorgeous Halloween collection I've seen! Lots of  paper choices, really cool embellishments and stickers!! Loved this one!

Last but not least for today I am sharing a page created with the new Fancy Floral cardstock collection. This is one of my favorite paper collections. So pretty and the colors are gorgeous. This is a cardstock weight paper, great for all kinds of projects, lots of pretty things for fussy cutting, like I did with this layout!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WOW Embossing UK and UmWOW Studio Blog Hop

Hello everyone! This is a project that I made for the WOW Embossing UK and UmWow Studio Blog Hop going on this week. For my project I made a layout with a photo from my nephew's wedding this May. I used lots of UmWow chippies and WOW powders. I also used an UmWow stencil on the background.

I used two colors of lavendar on the swirls, and added floral elements in lavendar and white.

I used the diamond stencil with lavendar ink in different areas of my background. I used the blue powder on the little chippie bird and added a tiny pearl for the eye!

I used three colors of green powder on the greenery chippies! I love the shimmer of the glitter! And the chippies are so pretty!

I added a tag with the journaling and some twine with a few pearls for the finishing touch.

Here you can see that I also used the diamond stencil and ink on a lavendar strip of paper as an element. I also added a small amount of lace trim.

WOW Embossing Products Used:
Metallic Lilac Ultra High powder WD02UH
Opaque astel Purple regular powder WM04R
Opaque Primary Frozen regular WK14R
Primary Lucious Lime powder WH09R
Mint Mojito Embossing glitter WS60R
Sensational Sage powder

UmWow Products Used:
 Harlequin mask 
 swallows chipboard 
 leaf stems chipboard 
 Flourishes Two chipboard