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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Monday, January 28, 2013

Fairies and Butterflies ATC

“Good things come in small packages.” I can’t think of a better way to describe an ATC. This is my first but surely not my last. I used the beautiful Butterflies #2 from The Dusty Attic to adorn my sweet fairies as they flutter about on my arch shaped canvas. I added bits of cheescloth which I sprayed pink and tucked it behind the fairies.
I painted the butterflies using Dusty in Colour Navajo White acrylic paint. Once dry, I topped with clear crackle varnish. As a final touch, I added Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink acrylic paint to the dried crackle finish and wiped away the excess to reveal a beautiful pink design going through my butterflies.
Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil: Code DA0805
Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink: DA0907
Dusty in Colour Navajo: DA0903
French Flourish Border: Code DA0275
Butterflies #2 Code: DA0842
Clear Crackle Varnish: DA0900
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper
Distress Ink - Tattered Rose
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Viva Décor Pearl Pen - Ice White and Salmon
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Girl


Hello everyone!
There is nothing I love more than one stop shopping and now The Dusty Attic offers everything you need.  Whether you need acrylic paint, flowers or that special crackle finish to accent your chipboard pieces, The Dusty Attic is at your service! 

The sweet little one in the photos is my little cousin at a recent family reunion.  These fun photos were taken by my cousing and fellow crafter Crystal Thomas.  This page is filled with lovely layers and was definitely handmade with love.


I used a combination of Dusty Pink, Cranberry and Sunburnt Orange acrylic paints to create this beautiful color gradient on my border.

Among the delicate Dusty in Bloom flowers from the Bridal Veil collection, I added a crocheted butterfly, paper fans and flowers.

Here is a close-up photo of the butterfly from Butterflies #2 which I painted with Navajo White and Dusty Pink paint from Dusty in Colour.  Once the paint was dry, I applied a layer of Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish.

I stamped floral images behind my photos to add interest to my page.  I used a small blossom from the Bridal Veil collection as part of my photo corner.

The Dusty Attic
Dusty in Bloom – Bridal Veil
Dusty in Colour – Dusty Pink, Cranberry and Sunburnt Orange
Clear Crackle Varnish
Lace Border #2
Butterflies #2 

Other Supplies 

Stamps:  Stampendous 
Ink:  Stampin’ Up – Regal Rose, Artichoke
Resin Flourishes:  Melissa Frances
Die:  Sizzix
Floral Vine:  Prima
Brad:  My Mind’s Eye
Gesso:  Liquitex
Doilies:  Martha Stewart Crafts
Patterned Paper:  Pink Paislee, My Mind’s Eye
Glimmer Mist:  Tattered Angels - Key Lime, Rum Punch
Cheesecloth:  Craft Supply
Canvas Alphabet:  Prima

Thanks so much for joining me today.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hello everyone!  

Stopping by to share my latest layout featuring the new chipboard designs from The Dusty Attic.  I used Floral Corners, Dusty in Colour and Dusty in Bloom leaves and flowers to embellish this layout of my great-grandparents.

I used Pesto, Navajo White, Soot, Forrest and Cashmere acrylic paints from the Dusty in Colour collection to paint my chipboard.  

I framed my photo using Dusty in Bloom Leaves and pearl brads from Zva Creative.  I used Blue seam binding to create a delicate bow.

Melissa Frances:  Oval Frame, Ruffled Trim and Swag
Zva Creatives:  Pearl Brads
Hero Arts:  Self Adhesive Lace
Ranger:  Distress Ink - Soot
Tattered Angels:  Glimmer Mist - Moonlight
Teresa Collins:  Patterned Paper

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Key to My Heart Tag


Hello everyone,

I am pleased to share with you this shabby chic tag featuring gorgeous chipboard from The Dusty Attic's new January, 2013 release.  

I began by altering my tag by covering it with tissue paper, then applying gel medium.  I also added ribbon, which I gathered, to the bottom of the tag using gel medium.  Once it was dry, I covered it with gesso to create my canvas.  

I used the ephemera pieces from Pink Paislee's London Market collection to build my center design.  I covered my Morrocan Design chipboard piece with The Dusty's Attic's Navajo White acrylic paint and topped it off with The Dusty Attic's Clear Crackle Varnish.

I cut a portion from Lace Border #1 and painted it using The Dusty Attic's Dusty Pink, Navajo White and Pesto acrylic paints.  Once the paint was dry, I added Clear Crackle Varnish to create a pretty finish.  I finished my design by adding a pretty white flower from  Dusty in Bloom's Bridal Veil collection.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Always Dream 12x12 Canvas


Hello everyone and welcome to the new year!  I am very excited about 2013 and I can’t wait to share new projects and techniques with you.

I started off my scrappy new year as a part of The Dusty Attic (DA) design team.    I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of this special team of talented artists.

My first project for them is this 12 x 12 canvas.  I wanted to fill my canvas full of artsy goodies while showcasing my photo.

To prepare my canvas I applied gesso, then a thin layer of cheesecloth to create texture.  Once the canvas was dry, I used a sponge to apply DA Dusty Pink acrylic paint.

I tore and painted DA corrugated cardboard, then sprinkled fine glitter while my paint was still wet. 

These lovely flowers from Recollections add a soft and elegant touch to the canvas. 

Here I painted the back of a Tim Holtz Fragment acrylic square using DA Dusty Pink paint.  Once the paint was dry I stamped the front of the piece using black Staz On ink.

I painted tan tags using DA white and Dusty Pink acrylic paints.  I wrapped pink baker’s twine around a small spool and tucked it into the flower vine.

I cut my Lacey Corner into halves, painted them white and placed them in the outer corners of my canvas.  I used Viva Décor’s Rose Pearl Pen to embellish the piece.

I used flowers from DA which I absolutely love.  Flowers and chipboard….how sweet is life! I used DA Albaster paint to color my metal book plate.  I added patterned paper to the center and applied pink pearls using a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Rose.

The Dusty Attic Supplies

Dusty in Colour -  Alabaster; Dusty Pink
Lacey Corners
Dusty in Bloom – Bridal Veil; Evening Blush
Corrugated Cardboard

Other Supplies
Artist's Loft:  Canvas
Dritz:  Cheesecloth
Recollections:  Flowers – Large Pink Plastic
Tim Holtz:  Metal Book Plates; Acrylic Fragments
Carta Bella:  Patterned Paper
Prima:  Flower Vine
Lara's Crafts:  Spool
Queen & Co:  Baker’s Twine
Melissa Frances:  Flourishes and Glitter
Stampendous – Stamps
Clothes Pins
Viva Décor:  Pearl Pen – Rose
Staz On Ink:  Black

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

I look forward to sharing lots of great memories with all of you this year.  Thank you for your love and support. Your comments have meant the world to me.  You all motivate me and I hope I have given you a little inspiration along the way. 

Peace and blessings.