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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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! Scrapbooks Plus January Kit

Welcome to the New Year and to my new blog!  I am so excited with my new blog facelift.  I have to give a special thank you to Casey Olsen from  Casey created this blog for me and was so wonderful and patient.

I have the pleasure of being Designer of the Month for Scrapbooks Plus.  As the DOM you get to select the paper collection for the design team to use as well as create a sketch.  I selected the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost Collection.  What could be more perfect for this time of the year. 

Over the next few weeks I will reveal each of the projects I created for the kit.  My first project is a two page layout featuring a self portrait taken by my daughter.  I am retiring the photo so I thought I would send it out in style! lol.

This is my favorite photo of my daughter. I know, I know I have used it three times.  My daughter was kind enough to listen to her old mom and take a self portrait during the blizzard of January 2010. I used photo editing software to give the photo a blue hue. This effect is just perfect for winter photos. I double matted the photo with white cardstock and dark blue patterned paper from the collection. The white matting against the photo really makes the photo stand out.

I used a mask from Tattered Angels to glimmer mist the icicles at the top of the layout. Then I used Stickles in Frosted Lace to add shimmer to each icicle. I used a Spellbinders Lacey Circles die to create the scallops on either side of the photo. I painted white streaks on the light blue paper which runs through the center of the pages. I topped the streaks with crystals and die cut snowflakes. I used the decorative die cut paper found in the collection to frame my photo. I trimmed the die cut with white paint and added stickles around the lighter section of the paper.

The white leaves were stamped using Heartfelt Creations Leafy Swirls Rubber Stamp Set. I cut the stamped leaves and glued them behind the title. The title is a die cut which is also from the collection and was mounted to the layout using foam squares. I added three small chipboard snowflakes which I covered with Glossy Accents to achieve an icy effect.

Supply List
Patterned Paper/Title Die Cut: Bo Bunny – Midnight Frost Collection, Dotty Dot
Ink : Making Memories Acrylic Paint; Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Stickles – Waterfall; Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens - Vintage Ice; Crystals - Kaisercraft
Dies: Spellbinders – Lacey Circles and Snowflakes
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations – Swirly Leaves

Thanks for joining me today.  I wish you all good health, love and happiness for the New Year and always.


Crystal Thomas said...

Great layout!

Alissa said...

She is such a beautiful girl! Love the blog.

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful colors and flow. Great job with the blog! Happy New Year!

Diane D. said...

Just had to write and tell you what an amazing job you did with the work on Graphic 45's blog.
Absolutely stunning. Keep showing your work it's truly inspiring. I had to laugh. We called our daughter "Sweet Cheeks" as well. :)