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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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scrapbooks Plus Design Team Kit - Imaginisce "Apple Cider"

This month we used the Apple Cider collection from Imaginisce.  This collection is perfect for all of your fall photos. 

This is my favorite layout from my DT projects this month.  I fussy cut the apples from the patterned paper and adhered them around the circle using foam squares.  I used my Martha Stewart Crafts Daisy Fan punch which always adds just the right accent to your pages.  I love the wood grain patterned paper which I used for the background page. 

Next is this fun mini using Bo Bunny's My Word Cascading Album.

I love, love, love this card.  Here is a look at the inside:

I love the look of this next card.  The patterned papers are adorable!

I really love this cute chipboard sentiment.  The chipboard embellishments are probably my favorite part of this collection.  I loved them so much that I bought two sets! 

This two page layout is a scrap lift from Suzy Plantamura.  While reading Creating Keepsakes (September Issue) I fell in love with her layout.  I don't scrap lift much, but this layout really caught my eye and inspired me.

Thanks so much for joining me.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday! Webster's Pages Garden Gala

One of my favorite coworkers has a birthday coming up in September.  I wanted to give her something extra special.  Sure, we will all get together and sign a card that someone picks up from the store, but I wanted to go a step further.  She goes above and beyond for everyone she meets.  Unselfish, considerate and kind are the best words to describe her personality.

I used the Webster's Pages Garden Gala paper kit to create this card.  When I bought the kit, I had no idea what I was going to do with it and now all the paper is almost gone! lol.

To make this card create a 6x6 card base by cutting a 6x12 piece of patterned paper, then score in the center. I used the top of the green side of "Tea Time" as my base.

I then cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square from the cream side of "Tea Time." I also fussy cut the birds in the lower right corner.

Cut a 5x5 square using the blue side of "Celebrate Life."

Next I stitched the blue square to the cream square, then I stitched the cream square to the card base. 

FIXING A PROBLEM:  You can see above where my stitching is not quite as nice as I would like.  I had to think fast so I decided to make fancy photo corners using my EK Success punch pictured below.

I used a foam circle to adhere my photo corners.  I love the dimension it gives.

Tah-Dah!  All better now.

I used rhinestones from Kaiser to add a beautiful sparkle to my photo corners.

 You can't see my messy sewing now that I have made a beautiful disguise.  Repeat this for all four corners.

 Next I used a pretty teal ink to stamp my sentiment.

I cut the sentiment and distressed the edges.

I inked the edges by running the frayed edges across my ink pad.  Be sure to brush your edges before running through your ink.  This eliminates tiny bits of paper from nesting in your ink.

I adhered the sentiment to a solid piece of cardstock.

Here is a close up of the fussy cut "birds in saucer" as I like to call them. lol.

 Adhere birds to the top half of the card.

I used Zip Dry to adhere the lace across the middle of the page.  

Next I used Prima flowers (Athena Flowers, Skylight) and glued them to the lace.

I used foam squares to adhere my sentiment.  I tucked it under the large flower in the center.

For the icing on the cake, I added a blue rhinestone to the party hat of my bird.

Thanks for joining me today.  Now I have to go help my hubby with his Cricut Cake machine.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to School!

I just dropped off my darling daughter for her sophomore year of college.  Somehow I thought it would get easier, but that hasn't happened yet. lol. 

I have been busy creating new fall projects featuring Imaginisce.  Check back with me on Wednesday, September 1st for a full reveal.  I can't wait to show you what I have been up to.

See you then.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

At Peace - Webster's Pages

Have you ever just had a moment where you were totally at peace? No worries, nowhere to be, no place to go? This was that moment for me. I wasn’t aware my husband took the photo until we returned home from our vacation. I remember sitting at the computer at Ritz Photo and downloading our photos. As soon as I saw the photo I wanted to be back in that place on that beautiful Puerto Rican beach.

I started with the back of A Seahorse's Legend for my background. I wanted a color that would bring out the warmth of the rocks and my skin where the sun is shining down on me. I love the color combination of turquoise and red especially with the warm yellow background.

I used the back of Hide and Seek to create the round turquoise medallions. I used the front page to create the floral embellishment. Next I used Far & Away which was full of beautiful starfish and swirls. I cut the images I liked and placed them throughout my page. 

One of the reasons I love Webster’s Pages is because I love to fussy cut. I have found that their lines are full of beautiful, intricate designs which can easily be turned into customized embellishments.Finally, I added K & Company, My Mind's Eye and Prima crystals.

This layout is packed full of goodies yet I have used minimal supplies to create it. (See supply list below)

Patterned Papers and Journaling Cards – Webster’s Pages Seaside Retreat
Crystals – Prima, K & Company and My Mind’s Eye
Alphas- Prima

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scrapbooks Plus August Kit - Tim Holtz - "Bloom"

Karen Bearse, our designer of the month, selected Tim Holtz's Lost and Found Paper Collection. This layout is based on the DT sketch also created by Karen.

It was fun to go grunge and a pleasure  to work this collection. The vintage theme of the papers are right up my alley. The collection has two beautiful floral patterns.  I used the blue floral because it went so beautifully with my daughter's shirt.

I used stickers from K & Company.  Whatever you do, never get rid of your stash.  I remember buying these for a Thanksgiving layout, but never used them.  I guess they were just waiting for Tim Holtz to come along. lol.

The book cover is from 7 Gypsies. I used this on a previous layout and revamped it for this project.  The metal edging is also from 7 Gypsies. 

The metal key element is from Makinig Memories. I love it!  I think I may have to buy several more.  You know when you see a good thing in scrapbooking you have to strike while the iron is hot! 

I loved this film strip element.  It is the neatest thing!  I attached it to the layout using brads.

Thanks so much for joining me today.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrapbooks Plus August DT Kit - Tim Holtz - "Beautiful"

What a pleasure it was to work with the Tim Holtz Lost and Found collection this month. The deep, rich colors are absolutely beautiful. I decided to make this layout look as if it was a page from a fairy tale. The floral paper worked beautifully with this photo.

I continued the dreamy quality of the photo with pearl accents and 3-D floral stickers from Anna Griffin. It is always fun to mix designer collections to create your own unique project. Who would have guessed that the grunge style of Tim Holtz would work so effortlessly with the elegance of Anna Griffin?

The hinges are made of grunge board which I painted chocolate, green and gold to achieve an antique effect. I used pink crystal brads for the nails holding the hinges in place.

I folded the top corner of the page to reveal a beautiful laser cut border from Scherenschnitte Designs.  The folded corner is being held down by a Tim Holtz metal piece which says “Imagine.”

Thanks for joining me today.