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, October 30, 2011

Cardabilities Sketch #42




After this cool, crisp weekend I think it is safe to say that fall has arrived!  I created this warm autumn card using the Nightfall collection from Memory Box. 

I used the beautiful Fall Leaf Trio stamp by Memory Box in the place of the circle on the sketch.  This stamp was fun and easy to use and Memory Box has a Fall Leaf Trio die to coordinate which made it easy to cut my image.   I matted my patterned paper strips with bright white cardstock to add a gorgeous contrast.   The sentiment stamp is from Hampton Art. 


The sketch is absolutely beautiful and fun to use.  Be sure to stop by Cardabilities and give it a try!


Patterned Paper:  Nightfall - Memory Box
Cardstock:  Memory Box
Stamp:  Fall Leaf Trio - Memory Box
Markers:  Copic
Die:  Fall Leaf Trio - Memory Box
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger - Barn Door
Ribbon:  May Arts
Flower:  Prima

Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Joy




It's been a while since I have been able to sit and create a layout just for the heck of it.  I was trolling through my local scapbook store and I cam across the new Bonjour collection from Kaisercraft. 





I used netting from Webster's Pages to create a soft corner in the lower left corner of my photo.  I layered flowers and stickers from the Bonjour collection on top of my netting. 


I stamped a beautiful flourish around my circle using a stamp from Teresa Collins.  On the inside of my circle, I used a paper piercing technique combined with stitching on the outer edges. 

Patterned Papers, Sticker Sheet:  Kaisercraft Bonjour Collection
Doily:  We R Memory Keepers
Ink:  Stampin' Up - Always Artichoke, Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet
Pearl Pens:  Viva Decor - Light Blue, Lime Green
Circle Cutter:  Creative Memories
Stamp:  Teresa Collins
Flowers:  Kaisercraft, Prima
Shabby Chic Treasures:  Prima, Bench and Photo Corner
Netting:  Webster's Pages
Leaf Die:  Sizzix
Die Cutting Machine:  Sizzix Big Shot
Punch:  Martha Stewart Crafts - Deco Fan
Photo Credit:  Sharon Goodyear


Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.

Friday, October 28, 2011

November Scrap That! Reveal Blog Hop



Welcome everyone!

Scrap That! has a beautiful kit for you for the month of November.  "Putting on the Glitz" features gorgeous papers from Glitz Designs and My Mind's Eye.

We have a secret sentence this month so while you are hopping, you will want to be looking for the “special” word on each blog. Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a special sentence. Email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca to be entered into a drawing for a Dusty Attic Prize pack.

If you have just arrived here from Lisa’s blog you are in the correct place! If you are just stopping by I invite you to join us by starting at the Scrap That! blog by clicking on the link below.

Scrap That! - http://scrapthatchat.blogspot.com
Dusty Attic - http://dustyattic.ning.com
Glitz Design - http://glitzitnow.blogspot.com
Karen- http://agirlsscrapobsession.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://kaye2222.blogspot.com
Robin - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com (You are here!)
Shona - http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.com
Vicky - http://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.com

Today I’m going to share with you three layouts created using the Scrap That! November “Putting on the Glitz” Kit featuring the Glitz Designs Vintage Blue Paper Collection.  

Let's get started!


The Sketch


Working with sketches can provide you with a terrific starting point for your layout.  I designed the sketch this month to allow you to add multiple elements. 

This first layout, using the main kit, shows a simpler design without extra flourishes.  I used a circle to connect the embellishments in the upper and lower corners of my page.




In this next layout, which is another take on the sketch with added flourishes and flowers. 


Be on the lookout for a complete video tutorial on this layout the third week of November on the Scrap That! blog.

The Layouts

I love this engagement photo featuring my cousin and her new husband.  I loved the Glitz Designs Paper Layers and thought the "Live Laugh Love" sheet was perfect for this page.  I added two Dusty Attic chpboard peacock feathers for a touch of drama.  I painted the feathers gold, then used Liquid Pearls to color in the colorful details of the feathers.

I used Martha Stewart Crafts Wildflowers punch to create a pretty floral border for my page.  I cut out a square from the center of my page to create a frame. 


I created a fun paper bow to place behind my flower.  I used water to soften the paper and then I shaped it into a bow using 1" strips of paper.



I love this photo of my parents.  I have held it for quite some time just waiting for the right mix of papers, flowers and embellishments.  The papers and embellishment have both feminine and masculine touches to represent my mom and my dad.

I used the embellishment add on which contains beautiful flowers and Prima resin shutters. 


Layers, layers and more layers.  I can't seem to get enough!





Scrap That Main and Embellishment Kits
Martha Stewart Crafts:  Wildflowers and Scroll Heart Punches
Ranger:  Foam Squares; Liquid Pearls (Buttercup); Distress Ink - Broken China
Tattered Angels:  Glimmer Mist - Moonlight
Creative Memories:  Jumbo Circle Cutter
Lifestyle Crafts:  Flourish Die
Prima:  Shabby Chic Treasures - Ceiling Ornament


The Kits

November Main Kit


November Embellishment Add On

Ways to Win!

Here are some of the ways you can win fabulous prizes!

STEP 1: Visit all EIGHT blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. (Please note: Dusty Attic does not have a blog but just follow the link leave a comment on the forum thread in their community.) There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog, and one of those lucky ladies will be selected to win a fabulous package of Prima!


STEP 2: Head over to our * facebook page, and LIKE us, and then head over to our *social community and become a MEMBER. Once you’ve done that you will be eligible to win a Scrap That! store gift certificate. All qualifying entries will also be entered into a draw for the PRIZE, of a FULL Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit!


STEP 3: If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Glitz Prize Package generously provided by the Glitz Girls, then head over to our COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge. The challenge will run from Oct 28th to Nov 15th so you have LOTS of time to post your creations. You can enter as many times as you like. You do not need to be a subscriber to participate. The more entries, the more chances you have to win!


STEP 4: Who doesn’t LOVE Dusty Attic? Who wouldn’t want to win some Dusty Attic?
When, while you are hopping, you will want to be looking for the “special” word on each blog. Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. Email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca. All correct entries will be entered into a draw for the Dusty Attic Prize Pack.  My secret word is "CUT."


STEP 5: Finally, if you post our blinkie on your blog you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate - super easy right? Just post a link to your blog on the Scrap That! Blog so we can come visit :).


We hope you all have good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on November 21st to see if you are one of the lucky winners!


Thank you for stopping by! Next, click here to be taken to Shona's blog.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zva Creative Design Team!






I am honored to announce that I have been selected to join the Zva Creative Design Team!  I love flowers, crystals and pearls so this quite a treat for me.

Please join me in congratulating the new 2011-2012 design team:

Windy Robinson – US (DT Coordinator)

Sarah Gough – New Zealand
Susan Lui – Singapore

Carole Maurin – France
Jolanda Meurs – Netherlands
Yukiko Ochi – Japan
Fabi Oremerod – Brazil
Tara Orr – Canada

Karen Shady – Australia
Robin Shakoor – US - That's Me!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scrap That! November Kit Sneak Peek!



Please join us this weekend for the Scrap That! November "Putting on the Glitz" kit reveal blog hop.

Here is a glimpse of two of my layouts...






We have FIVE terrific prizes up for grabs, and we promise you a ton of inspiration and some beautiful blogs. The fun all starts on Friday Oct. 28th at 10 am MST at http://www.scrapthatchat.blogspot.com.

A Dusty Attic Prize Pack - generously provided by Jennifer Hedger owner of DA

A Glitz Design Prize Pack - generously provided by the Glitz Girls

A Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit

A Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate

A Package of Prima

We are excited to share with you our sneak peek for this month!

Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Technique Video - Applying Liquid Pearls




Hello everyone!

I want to thank everyone for their support and for visitinig me here in my little creative space. 

I have received questions asking how I apply pearls in liquid form to my projects.  Today I have a short technique video showing you just how to do it.  

In my "Fun for All" video I tried to show you this method, but my little helper Chance (my 4 year old puppy) decided he wanted to be heard on video as well. lol.  This time he decided that he would let me try it on my own.

Please be sure to leave me a comment to let me know if you found this helpful and if there are other techniques you would like to see.

Enjoy!




Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Graphic 45 New Release Sneak Peek!

I am so excited to tell you that Graphic 45 will be sending out a newsletter tomorrow with a sneak peek of their newest collection.   
Simply sign up for the Graphic 45 newsletter before tomorrow at 2pm EST to get the first peek.   Click here to sign up!
I have seen the sneak for this gorgeous new collection and I know you will fall in love with it just as I did!

Just wait until you see it!  Get those tropical vacation photos ready!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fun for All! Cardabilities Sketch #41




Hello everyone! 

I am extremely excited to share with you my first project as a member of the Cardabilities Design Team.  Cardabilities is an amazing site which offers a new card sketch twice per month.  This is the beautiful sketch for 10/15/11 .


Today’s sketch reveal allows me to use one of my favorite design elements…flowers! I used the Nantucket collection from Pink Paislee because of the gorgeous color palette and coordinating pieces of ephemera.

I created a video tutorial to share with you the steps I took to create this festive, yet elegant party invite. Simply change the sentiment to create a birthday, get well or thank you card. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

 




Pink Paislee (Nantucket Collection  6x6 Paper Pack, Ribbon Trim, Ephemera)
Core'dinations (Core Impressions Pink Paislee)
Viva Decor Pearl Pen (Light Green)
Pearls (Kaisercraft)
Tools:  Fiskars (Scissors, Paper Trimmer)
Adhesives:  Beacon (Zip Dry); Ranger (Foam Squares)
Photo Editing Software:  Memory Manager (Creative Memories); PSE9


Thanks for joining me today.    


Best Scrapbook Page Ideas of CHA Summer 2011!



Hello everyone!

This is a short post to share some exciting news.  I had the extreme honor of having my "School Days" layout chosen as one of the Best Scrapbook Page Ideas of CHA Summer 2011 by About.com.


I used the An ABC Primer collection from Graphic 45 to create this nostalgic layout.  The
Geometric Metal Door Plate from Graphic 45 was used to anchor my title.  I cut the title from Games and Playtime.  The shaped black cardstock is from Core'dinations Color Core SigSeries Graphic 45 collection.  After I cut the shape, I lightly sanded the paper to reveal the lighter core of the cardstock.



Paper: An ABC Primer (Graphic 45), ColorCore Cardstock (Core’dinations)
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: Stickles (Ranger), Metal Door Plate (Graphic 45), Paint (Making Memories), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Tags (Graphic 45)
Adhesives: ATG 700 (Scotch), Foam Squares (Ranger). Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 450 Quick Dry (Helmar’s)
Tools:  Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)
Photo Credit:  H. Armstrong Roberts

Thanks for joining me today.



Friday, October 14, 2011

Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop - Final Day!




Hello everyone and welcome!

Today I am pleased to share with you my fun and colorful Magic of Oz cupcake tower. Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives have partnered to bring you a fantastic two week hop and today is the last day! To join in on the fun visit Graphic 45’s blog by clicking here. You will be amazed at all of the beautiful projects both teams have to share.

I remember the fun I had at Halloween parties and how much I loved the decorations. I knew exactly what I wanted to make for this fantastic hop with Scrapbook Adhesives…a cupcake tower!



I am a longtime user of Scrapbook Adhesives products and I use them for a variety of crafting projects.  I used their 3D Foam Squares and My Stik Tape Runner to assemble my project.

 

Please enjoy this video which shows you the steps I took to create this one of a kind centerpiece.




PRIZES!!!



You could win this amazing prize pack by visiting the Graphic 45 Facebook Page.  Simply leave us a comment for your chance to win!

Scrapbook Adhesives is also offering a wonderful prize this week! All you have to do is go to their Facebook page and tell them that Graphic45 sent you!  Be sure to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives' blog this week to see their beautiful projects.

Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.



Friday, October 7, 2011

Scrap That! October “Bella Rosa Kit” Reveal Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Scrap That! October “Bella Rosa Kit” Reveal Blog Hop!  I am so pleased that you have joined us for the hop today. We have EIGHT BEAUTIFUL blogs for you to visit this weekend. The team has created gorgeous projects using the Scrap That! October “Bella Rosa” Kit. This amazing kit features the Prima Romantique and Creative Imaginations patterned papers as well as Dusty Attic chipboard, crystals and lovely flowers.

If you have arrived from Lisa’s blog, you are in the right place. To start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to the Scrap That! site.

Here is today’s blog hop order:

Scrap That! - http://scrapthatchat.blogspot.com/
Dusty Attic - http://dustyattic.ning.com/
Jeni O’Connor- http://jocmomentsoftime.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://agirlsscrapobsession.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://kaye2222.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com/ (You are here!)
Shona - http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.com/
Vicky - http://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.com/

The Layouts


Surprise!  If you watched the “Glubers” video I hinted that the lace flower would be included on one of my projects…here it is!  This layout was fun to make and includes some of my favorite things…flowers, chipboard and a touch of lace. 




I used the glubers included in the kit to make this lace flower.  This flower was quick and easy to make and I hope you give it a try.


I used several pieces of Dusty Attic Chipboard to enhance my page.  Each piece was painted with Manila acrylic paint by Making Memories.  I didn’t apply a heavy technique to the pieces because of the heavy embellishments already on the page.  I simply added small touches of liquid pearls. 



Scrap That! Main and Embellishment Kits; Liquid Pearl (Petal Pink); Dusty Attic Chipboard; Fiskars: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Corner Punch; Martha Stewart Crafts: Monarch Butterfly punch; Scrapbook Adhesives: Foam Squares; Tattered Angels: Chalkboard Glimmer Mist (Cotton Candy); Pebbles Inc.: Pearlescent Chalks Shimmers; Beacon: Zip Dry; Photo Credit:  Rebecca Abell - Dreamstime


The Sketch

I had the honor of designing the sketch this month for our talented design team to use with this beautiful kit. For those of you who have followed me for a while, you will recognize the sketch as I have used it before and posted it on my blog for contests. This is my favorite sketch design and I was honored that it was selected.






My first layout was created using the main kit and sketch. To begin, I converted my photo to a sepia tone so as not to clash with the patterned papers.

My flowers and leaves were made using dies. The flowers are Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals and the leaves are Sizzix Leaves. I love the shape of these leaves and they were quick and easy to make. Once I die cut them, I sprayed them with glimmer mist then folded them in the center. Once they were dry I was left with this gorgeous molded shape.



The swirls you see behind my flowers were made using a die called “Swirls” from Lifestyle Crafts.



Scrap That! Main Kit; Creative Memories:  Jumbo Circle Cutter,  Circle Punch, Glue Pen; Die Cutting System:  Lifestyle Crafts (Revolution), Sizzix;  Dies:  Tim Holtz  (Tattered Florals), Lifestyle Crafts (Nutmeg Alpha , Swirls), Spellbinders (Lacey Circles);  Martha Stewart Crafts:  Monarch Butterfly Punch;  Fiskars:  Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Photo Corner Punch;  Scrapbook Adhesives:  Foam Squares; Ranger:  Glimmer Mist (Rum Punch, Key Lime, Dazzling Diamonds); Beacon:  Zip Dry; atyou Spica Glitter Pen (Melon)



This layout was created using the main kit along with the embellishment add on.  I chose this collection of papers from Creative Imaginations IOD to enhance this beautiful photo.  In my layout above I cut a circle from the center of my patterned paper.  I used the circle in that layout and saved the negative to use here.  I used the remainder of the paper and layered it on top of patterned paper. 

Before adhering the pages together, I punched small circles (5/8”) and placed them under my circle cut out as shown below.


More handmade flowers using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die.  I layered my handmade flower with flowers included in the kit.


You will also notice that this layout is also based on the sketch.  Instead of one focal flower in the lower corner of my photo, I created a cluster of flowers, leaves and flourishes.  I used the botanical branch from the main kit


I cut a decorative frame from my patterned paper and layered it using foam squares.  The ribbon you see below the photo was sprayed with Glimmer Mist (Rum Punch) to achieve the splotchly affect you see above.


Scrap That! Main and Embellishment Kits; Pearl Pen:  Viva Décor (Cardamine Red); Creative Memories:  Jumbo Circle Cutter, Glue Pen; EK Success:  Circle Punch 5/8”; Die Cutting System:  Lifestyle Crafts (Revolution), Sizzix; Dies:  Tim Holtz  (Tattered Florals), Lifestyle Crafts (Swirls); Fiskars:  Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Photo Corner Punch; Scrapbook Adhesives:  Foam Squares; Ranger:  Glimmer Mist (Rum Punch, Dazzling Diamonds); Beacon:  Zip Dry


The Kits

Bella Rosa Main Kit
Contents:
Prima Romantique Collection of Papers
Creative Imaginations IOD - Provencial - Provencial
Creative Imaginations IOD - Provencial - Bordeaux
Creative Imaginations IOD - Provencial - Jolie
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Chiffon / Leapfrog / Wheat
Prima Romantique Alphas - may be substituted for other Prima Alphas
Prima Blossom Branches - Pistachio
Prima Say it in Crystals Strip
3 Prima Cottage Blossoms - Baby Blue
12 Prima Romantique Avon Roses
6 Prima Athena Flowers - Pink
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Buttercup
Dusty Attic Sweet Pea Border DA0593
4 two inch Cosmo Cricket Glubers
1 Length of Crocheted Lace

Embellishment Add On
Prima Bengal Blooms - Mauve
Prima Romatnique - Flower Market
Kaiser Craft paper Blooms - Dusty Pink

Prizes

We have THREE prizes up for grabs:

A Dusty Attic Prize Pack - generously provided by Jennifer Hedger owner of DA
A Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit
A Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate

Read on to learn THREE ways you can win!

First visit all eight blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. (Please note: Dusty Attic does not have a blog but just follow the link leave a comment on the forum thread in their community.) Dusty Attic will choose a comment winner from their forum.


If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit, then head over to our COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge. The challenge will run from Oct 10th to 24th so you have LOTS of time to post your creations. You can enter as many times as you like. You do not need to be a subscriber to participate. The more entries, the more chances you have to win!


Finally, if you post our blinkie on your blog you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate - super easy right? Just post a link to your blog on the Scrap That! Blog so we can come visit :)

Thank you for stopping by! Next stop on the hop is Shona’s blog. Click here to see the beautiful projects Shona has waiting for you.