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Sunday, April 20, 2014

cute and innocent to Monster High

My daughter is going to a Monster High themed birthday party and I don't know where to find a Monster High birthday card, so I decided to make a tag, and what better a base than to use one of the Julie Nutting doll stamps from Prima - I can draw hair and give her a creepy looking dress and add some bling - that's about all it takes eh?  Well there you go - I painted it up with my watercolour pencils (loving these) and added some tulle and some SIC (Say it in Crystals) to the tag.


Let me know what you think and maybe your comment will win you a prize when I get to 40K!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

An amazing ArtVenture in Cornwall

What a fantastic time I had at the Cornwall Art Venture!  Three extremely talented ladies taught two classes each over the course of two days ... and a make and take!  I would definitely do it again if they come back to Cornwall!!

Cari's Classes - I learned the most from these classes - and got to use newly released products - love the 2nd layout it came with a frame!  Love the new Seashore collection!!!
Jamie's Classes - the 2nd one is my favorite of the weekend.
Limor's classes
 Oh my goodness - do you see all this!

These were the Make N Takes on the Friday evening - Cari brought a Fuji Instax camera that takes these mini polaroid photos and we got to create with the Insta Scrap collection.

On the Thursday night we had a special episode of Live With Prima that was recorded live at Auntie Em's Scrapbooking in front of a Live Studio Audience - all the Auntie Em's Peeps!!!! and took a group photo afterwards!

Well there you have it folks - a pictorial review of my weekend last weekend.  Let me know what you think!  And ... I've heard a rumor that Art Venture may be coming back to Cornwall next year ... keep your eyes and ears open for this!

Remember that your comments may just win you a prize - I will choose a random commenter to receive some RAK when my blog reaches 40K views - which is VERY soon!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pop up card box

Using Crate Paper's "Oh Darling" collection I created a 3D box card.  This card takes a lot of practice to get the folds in the right directions and sizes, but once you figure it out its stunning, and believe it or not it folds up flat!

I got the template here 

Let me know what you think!!  Your comments might just win you some RAK when I get to 40K views!!

March Build-A-Page challenge from Prima

Whoa - how did I miss posting this?  It was sitting in my Draft box the whole time ... well here you go!

The March sketch for Prima's BAP was very Pocket Scrapbooking inspired.  I used the Engraver collection and followed the sketch closely without taking too many liberties.

Here is the sketch....
Leave a comment - it may just win you some RAK when I get to 40,000 page views!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Art Venture Cornwall - are you ready??

Another Prima Art Venture is almost here ... and here are my ATC's for the swap! 

I used one of the Bloom Girl stamps designed by Jamie - I coloured them with Distress markers on heavyweight watercolour paper.  I added a few little Prima flowers and some Say It In Crystals to the centres.  A little bit of gold for eye shadow.

I hope everyone loves them!

You know what?  You can win some RAK from me if you are chosen as the lucky commenter when I reach 40K!


Friday, March 21, 2014

This Moment - Sister's - same last name no more ...

This is one of my favorite photos from my wedding - it was very impromptu and un-rehearsed, my sister put her elbows on my shoulders and folded her hands on my head.  It was an amazing moment captured.  This was the last day that we both shared the same last name.  Both of us are now married and have started families of our own.  Photographs are an amazing tool to capture a memory.  The background sheet is from the Ledger pad, and I used the new Stationer's Desk collection from Prima for this layout, and coloured up a Paintable ATC card with Distress Markers and Perfect Pearls (sorry about the glare).  I coloured some Scrap FX chipboard pieces with Twinkling H2O's (wow let me tell you that the pigment in those things is amazing!) and used Ranger's Rock Candy crackle on top.  I used various Prima stamps all over the background and a Tim Holtz stencil with heavy gesso, the finishing touch was Say It In Crystals from the same Stationer's Desk collection - I had my doubts that they matched as they looked too light - but they match perfectly!  The flowers are all Prima as well.


Let me know what you think of this layout - I love to hear your comments.  And just a heads up - I will be selecting a winner from one of my comments when my page views reaches 40Kwhich is very soon ... just sayin'!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky Girl

Happy St. Patrick's Day today!  I near forgot to dress the kids in green, I had to change their shirts last minute.  I did up this little 6x6 card front with one of the Bloom Girl stamps from Prima, along with an ATC card from the Something Blue collection and Prima flowers.  The shamrocks I used the same ledger pad paper as the background but I painted with Tattered Angel's glimmer glam in Dirty Martini and freehand cut them out.  I coloured the girl on watercolor paper with distress markers - and really am liking how that turned out; I've not been using my distress markers to their full potential - but I must say that having the right paper is the secret to success - I used heavyweight watercolor textured paper 120 lbs from Carson.

This is my entry into the Prima Product Picks challenge for the month of March.  Below is the inspiration page.
How do you think I did?  Be kind - leave a comment - it may just get you some RAK - I'm getting close to another big milestone 40K!

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