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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Smile for the Mama-razi

Sharing a layout I did using Prima products including the new wire! 

I apologize about not having blogged much recently, but I haven't been crafting either :/





Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Traveling in Time with Prima ....

Have you seen the Time Traveler collection from Prima?  It is fantastic, rusty browns, mustard yellows, and black.  What an amazing colour combination.  The embellishments for this collection are just as spectacular. I do believe that I bought the whole collection .... parts of it in triplicate!

I've been busy making layouts and a mini album with the collection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Monday, May 19, 2014

falling in love ....

I'm falling in love with the Seashore collection from Prima ... the colours are perfect for boy projects or girl!  Which is convenient because I have one of each, LOL.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the embellishments on the tag and the shadow box I used Prima chalk inks to colour.  I also used the chalk inks to colour the mermaids hair and shadow/shade her tail. You can see the shimmer from the metallic chalk inks - stunning in person.
 
Guess what the shadow box is from?  Give up?  The packaging that the Prima Resins come in!  Talk about up-cycling!
 
Are you in love with the Sea Shore collection yet? 
 


Sunday, May 18, 2014

I am a Pinterest FREAK ...

I love Pinterest as a source of inspiration.  I see a project that I think to myself; hey, I can duplicate that ... I can make that!  And then I call my friend Amber over, and we try and do it ... sometimes better than others.

This time we were re-creating a Pin that a friend of mine sent of some rolled paper flowers.  They looked simple enough, and sure enough they were.  I used plain Bazzil cardstock and for the stems and leaves I used computer paper and sprayed it with some Prima Color Bloom spray (Lime Wedge) and then used the Prima Arbor Sizzix die to cut out the leaves.  In a matter of 2 hours we had made a half dozen blossoms, stems and leaves.  They turned out better than the originals if you ask me!
 
If you want to check out the original website please follow this link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Swirly-Paper-Flowers/?ALLSTEPS
 
 
The Inspiration
 
My creation



 
 

The CropFest weekend ...

I had the amazing opportunity to attend my first CropFest in Kingston Ontario with some amazing gals that I originally met at Crop & Create in Ottawa two years ago, we became great scrappin' buddies, they are two of my Peeps!  I also invited a long-time friend who has recently gotten into scrapbooking.  The theme was Garden Party - and we were encouraged to get into the theme, which we did with our garden hats, fascinators and tea party dresses.  It was an amazing time;  a full weekend of scrapping - challenges and games but no interruptions, no classes, no schedule; very different from what I had been attending recently.  And don't get me wrong, I love the intensity of full day classes, but I also love to be doing my own thing too.

I got a lot accomplished; 3 layouts, two cards and a mini album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

40K Winner winner chicken dinner

My 40K page views goal has been surpassed, thank you all for all of your support!  I have picked a winner from the 353 comments I have received over the years.  If you have left me a comment, you were in the running.  And without further adieu the winner is .... BRIGITTE!!!!

Brigitte, please contact me so that I can get your prize package out to you!

Thank you all for playing along, and keep those comments coming, I love to hear from you ... and who knows - I may just be pulling another name soon - you never know!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inspired to scraplift - oh yeah I am!

I'll be the first to admit that I get inspired from the work of others - seeing beautiful work from designers or someone who is passionate about their art gets my creative juices flowing.  I came across a layout that did more than that for me - I loved absolutely everything about this layout from the colours, to the products, to the sparseness and negative space.  Louise Nelson is a designer for Prima Marketing; so you know I already love the products.  She used gold on black and kept it simple - and stunning.  You can visit Louise's blog post here 

Here is my version of her layout
 
 

And here is a photo of Louise's original!  I can't get enough of it! Wowzah!!

Thank you for looking!

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