Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Loving My New Prima Planner!

Hi Everyone! I'm super excited to share my first Design Team Project for Pages In Time Scrapbooking/Mixed Media Store! If you haven't seen the Planner's from Prima Marketing, they are gorgeous. There are four Planners to choose from and so many accessories...Prima has really taken the Planner craze to a whole new level. I'm happy to say that they are available at Pages In Time Scrapbooking/Mixed Media Store. Please stop by the store's Facebook page and either message Karen or give her a call to place an order.

I had so much fun decorating my planner, designed by Frank Garcia. I used Prima's Mint Pom Pom, a Hello Weekend Shaker, Champagne Hole Reinforcers, Julie Nutting Doll Die & Stamps (Valentina), as well as misc. Prima and Sizzix Dies. To stay organized inside I used Prima's Planner List Pads, Sticky Notes and Prima Clear Stamps. I'm only keeping 3-6 month's in my planner at a time to allow for decorating and art journal pages. Seriously, I never thought I'd have any use for a planner, strictly because I'm no longer able to work but I've always been a person who writes notes constantly and am passionate about art. I'm now convinced I will use my planner and possibly even do some journaling...something I've always wanted to do. The plan is to change my Dashboard layout every month...how fun, right? Hope you'll give this a try!

I'm so glad you stopped by...would love to have you leave a message!
Enjoy creating something special for yourself!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Floral and Burlap Christmas Canvas!

If you're like me you've been collecting beautiful Prima Flowers for as long as Prima has been making flowers. I truly love them and knew I wanted to make them the focal point of my Christmas canvas. Looking through my stash I also discovered some old Christmas floral picks and candle rings and decided to cut them apart to use as filler. Wanting to put a whimsical modern spin into my arrangement, I decided to die cut leaves out of burlap. I began by preparing my canvas with gesso and stenciling some snowflakes. I then painted over everything with Art Alchemy Paints, Prima Bloom Sprays and Glass Glitter. I enjoyed the process and really liked the results! It felt great using up some of my stash too! I hope you'll give this a try!
I pray that 2017 will be a wonderful year full of love, happiness, success and good health!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and please leave me a message!
Have a Happy New Year & God Bless!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Mixed Media Christmas Canvas

Happy Holidays! I can't believe there's only 2 days until Christmas, where does the time go? Hubby and I are grateful to spend a few days with each of our 4 girls. My mom is also here from Colorado, she has Alzheimer's which makes each visit very precious. I hope and pray that each of you will spend time with your loved ones making new memories!

I wanted to share a Christmas Canvas I made, inspired by Adrienne Ford's, Live With Prima Class! I couldn't wait to make a canvas using some of Adrienne's techniques as well as techniques I'd learned in Finnabair's class! As you can see it's packed with all kinds of Prima goodies! I love Prima Products designed by Finnabair! She is such a fabulous artist and teacher! Hope you'll check out Adrienne's video and enjoy making your own canvas!

Thanks so much for visiting! As always if you have comments or questions, feel free to leave a message!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pretty Little Flip Card!

Hi Everyone! I couldn't wait to show you this little flip card I made with my Anna Griffin Dies from her Flip Card Kit. The kit comes with tons of beautiful cardstock and embellishments! After making several cards I decided to use some Graphic 45 paper I had on hand. I thought if would be fun to also make some matching flowers by using a couple sizes of punches. WARNING...they are addicting!!! I always love the idea of using up some of my paper pads and this was the perfect project for that! Hope you'll give this a try!

I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to leave a comment!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Happy Birthday "Gorgeous Girl" Easel Card!

Hi Everyone! I couldn't resist, I had to share a second Gorjuss Girl Easel Card with you! There's just something about playing with paper dolls no matter how old we get, isn't there? I'm definitely not an expert with my Copic Markers but I sure do enjoy playing with them. These little cards are a perfect way to use up those 6x6 paper pads we all have sitting around and the prints are just the right size for paper piecing and layering. I hope you'll give it a try!

I'm always so thankful for each of you! As always, I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A "Gorjuss Girl" Easel Card!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This year was very special for me, I was able to enjoy time with my mom, even though she's in the late stages of Alzheimers. I truly believe this was a holiday she will always remember. I took a few moments to print some pictures to remind her of our time together. A little ziplock bag with a few pictures meant the world to her.

If you're like me you're probably thinking about creating a holiday project! It's such a fun time of year to create! I'm hoping to start on something this week. In the meantime I thought I'd take a few minutes to share a project I made a few months ago. Aren't Gorjuss Girl stamps just adorable? I never get tired of creating cards with them!
I'd love to hear from you, if you have a question or would like to comment, please do! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Class With The Amazing John Creighton Petersen!

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the Fall weather! I had the honor of taking a class this summer at Pages In Time/Mixed Media Store in Nebraska, taught by Prima Educator, John Creighton Petersen. What a fabulous person and so talented! Oh, and BTW he was recently asked to be a member of Finnabair's Design Team...Congrats, John!!!

I really enjoyed creating our class project. It actually started life as a wooden cigar box. Once I took my box home I continued to work on it for short periods until it was finished...two weeks later! I have to admit, I love how it turned out! Be sure to stop by John's blog- Artnewave
Product List:

Wooden Cigar Box- Top of box decoupaged with dictionary paper
Pkg Wooden Knobs (Michaels)
Prima Wooden Tray for shadow box
Prima (Finnabair) Metal Embellishments
Muslin fabric soaked with Prima Sculpture Medium
Prima Relics and Artifacts Archival Cast Embellishments
Prima Relics and Artifacts Dresden
Prima Art Basics Heavy Gesso (Black)
 Prima (Finnabair) Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint
Silks Acrylic Paint
Prima Bloom Color Sprays
Lindys Stamp Gang Spray
Prima- Mica Powder, Mica Flakes, Micro Beads
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Knob- Bead from my Grandmother's Earring

Thank you so much for stopping by! Would love to hear from you if you'd like to leave a comment!


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