Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"I Love You So" *Blue Fern Studios*

Good morning!
How is your week going so far?
We planted a couple of rose bushes yesterday, anxiously waiting for the weather to warm up some more...
I have one last page for Blue Fern Studios to share this month..

"I Love You So"

For this one, I fussy cut the beautiful rose and bird cage motifs from the Blue Fern Garden papers, and placed them strategically on my page. (The background paper is Prima - Something Blue collection). Below I have used one of the Memory Frames, simply painted white.

I added one of the Grande Cages, which was first painted white, then given a brushing of chalk ink.

The small flower border piece below is the "cut out" from one of the Floral Hearts. Once again, I just painted it white to make it really stand out!

Blue Fern Products:
Blue Fern Garden: Signature
Floral Hearts
Grande Cages
Memory Frames

Thank  you for taking a peek :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Perfect Moment" *Blue Fern Studios*

Good morning!
I am back with number two out of three of my Blue Fern Studios projects from my post yesterday..

"Perfect Moment"

I chose to use the gorgeous Blue Fern Garden papers for this one, as the colors worked perfectly with my photos - I love when that happens!

I started with the "Boudoir" paper, and layered strips from other Garden papers.  Over the paper strips, I added  two of the Jeweled Page Dangles, which were embossed with a light pink embossing enamel. I also have used one of the Flourish Hearts, which I cut apart and tucked the heart half, and the flourish half on either side of my photos.

Thanks so much, as always, for your love and support :)
Have a wonderful day!


"So Sweet" *Blue Fern Studios*

Happy Monday, everyone :)
I am up on the Blue Fern Studios blog today with three layouts. I would love if you'd have a look!
Here is the first of the three..

"So Sweet"

For this one, I went back to one of my all time favorite pieces of BFS chipboard...the Floral Clock
I covered this piece with embossing ink, then sprinkled three different embossing, ivory, and copper for a variety of color and texture. For the clock center I added another clock embellishment and clock hands (Prima Junkyard Findings).

Tucked into the bottom of this cluster is another "older" favorite, the Ornate Medallions. This one was also given a coating of copper embossing enamel.

The papers are the brand new "Time Traveler's Memories" collection from Prima Marketing. I have also added a large selection of Prima blooms, of course :)

Thank you for looking!! Have a great day!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

7 Dots Studio Projects

Hello friends :)
Hopefully by now, you have gotten your hands on some of these gorgeous new collections from 7 Dots Studio.
I am really loving playing with the colors in the Illumination line.


My favorite thing to do - layer up the tags and die cuts from the Elements sheets that come with each collection! Tucked in between and behind, I added pieces of the Quatrefoil Panel from Blue Fern Studios.

I also love all of the little word stickers and die cut shapes to add interesting details to my pages..and then of course piled on the Prima flowers :)

7 Dots Studio products:
Illumination - "Joy"
Illumination - 6x6 Designer Pad
Illumination - "Connections"
Illumination - Tags
Illumination - 6x12 Die Cut Elements
Illumination Element Stickers

"2 Peas In A Pod" find a title that works just perfectly for your photo :) The 2 Peas in a Pod sticker from the Nature Walk collection.

Once again, I went about layering tags and elements, along with some stamping, stenciling, and lots of mixed media. I loved adding a pop of gold, bronze and yellow to these neutral papers. The color possibilities are endless!

7 Dots Studio products:
Nature Walk - "Winged Vines"
Nature Walk - 6x6 Designer Pad
Nature Walk - 12x12 Die Cut Tags
Nature Walk - Word Stickers 6x12
NatureWalk - Die Cut Elements 6x12
Illumination - Clear Stamp Set 2

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today! Thank you for taking a look!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

May MMM Kit Reveal + Video Tutorial!

Good morning!
It is that time once again - to reveal the new Magnifique Mixed Media Kit for C'est Magnifique!
This new kit is most definitely "spring inspired" with gorgeous pastels and pretty little details...I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Here's a look:

Pretty, right?

Here's what the kit contains:
13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Blue
13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Yellow 
13 Arts: Ayeeda Paint: Matte Lemon 
Silks: Acrylic Glaze: Irridescent Violet 
Stampendous: Embossing Enamel: Shabby Pink
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes: Styleboard Chipboard Shapes 
Tim Holtz: Layering Stencil: Lattice Work
Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: Soft Lavendar 
Petaloo: Burlap Blossoms: Pink 
Petaloo: Botanica Collection Minis: Soft Yellow 
Cosmo Cricket: Wood Charms: Feathers
* some items will be partial packages

And now, here is my first project I made with this kit, along with (as usual) a complete video tutorial!

The video is nice and short :) Enjoy!

Another look...

Remember, these kits fly off the shelves - so hurry! You can find it in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Have a wonderful week!


Friday, April 11, 2014

"Memories" *Prima Marketing - Time Traveler's Memories*

Good morning!
How is your week going so far? Busy here, enjoying the spring weather, planting flowers (indoors - still a TON  of snow out there), spring cleaning, organizing, and planning for baby :) I just went out and purchased fabric to make curtains for his room! Can't wait to start sewing!

Anyways, I am a little late sharing this post that was up on the Prima blog a few days ago. Prima is rolling out their mid releases, including this stunner - Time Traveler's Memories. What a fabulous vintage - travel inspired collection. I absolutely adore it!


I snapped a few photos of my littlest, Paisley, recently having a tea party. She is such a little character :) I couldn't pick just one - and my favorite thing to do lately is create a photo collage for my layouts. That way I can stick with a single photo size - with multiple shots :) Love it. 

The flower clusters consist of brand new releases of flowers, a few from the Time Traveler's Memories collection, along with others that came out at CHA in January. Tucked into the clusters are some of the chipboard pieces, tags, and wood icons from the collection as well.

The beautiful chalkboard title is one of the new Chalkboard Resin Icons, also from the mid release. I love these!!

Here is another look at the collection:

Prima products:
813901 Time Traveler - The Traveler
813888 Time Traveler - No.70
813895 Time Traveler - Dark Lines
813871 Time Traveler - Love Affair
813710 Time Traveler - Chipboard Pieces
572860 Time Traveler - Wood Embellishments
573249 Time Traveler - Tag Me
814076 Time Traveler - 6x4 ATC Pad
575069 Time Traveler Flowers
574505 Cartographer-Voyager Flowers
574314 Princess - Whimsical Flowers
574673 Luna - Lyrical Flowers
891954 Comfort Craft Tools - Metallic Chalk Edgers

Thank you so much for taking a look today!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

"Cherish Always" *C'est Magnifique*

Hi there :)
Back again today to share another layout I created using the April MMM Kit from C'est Magnifique.
This kit is sold out, but keep your eye out for our next one, coming very soon :)

I really had a lot of fun with this one...I was delighted with this Riddersholm paper from the kit, and I really love the energy the sun-burst design can give to a page. 

"Cherish Always"

I used the stencil from the kit along with a variety of the paints/mist and stenciled the design, then used a circle punch to punch out circles, which I layered randomly on the background. I then added more stenciling using the same stencil and a pen. I dipped the end of my paintbrush in the Art Anthology paint and created dots along the "rays" of the sun burst. And so on...until I thought it was complete!

All of the embellishments were given a touch of the Inka Gold for a beautiful sheen. 

Have a very happy Monday :)


Blue Fern Studios - April Sketch!

Good morning!
Have you seen the new sketch challenge up at Blue Fern Studios?
Michelle always designs the most beautiful sketches..I hope you will play along :)

Take a look at the BFS Blog for inspiration from our designers. There is also a fab chipboard pack to be won!!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

*Wishing For Peace Blog Hop* *Prima Marketing*

Good morning! I am so glad you are here, and taking part in Prima's "Wishing For Peace" Blog Hop. There are so many parts of the world right now experiencing turmoil. As paper crafters, we speak a "universal language" and are banding together to share a little peace inspired creativity. The Prima Team and our guests for the hop are all over the world, yet we all share the same love of this beautiful hobby and that has brought us all together.
Please join in our "peace-filled" blog hop which is traveling around the world today. (We would love for you to add your own peace project using the bottom link on the Prima Blog)

I have a little tag I created to share for this event:
I was inspired to use fun, bright, happy colors, and I achieved that using the Color Bloom sprays, Prima's Resist Canvas, and Chipboard Pieces from the Bloom Collection. I added a bit of fringe to the bottom for that hippy-chic look ;)
Prima products:
980153 Bloom Chipboard Pieces, 960612 Elementals Resist Canvas, 573911 Color Bloom Gilded, 573904 Color Bloom Peony, 573850 Color Bloom Lime Wedge, 554767 Resist Canvas Pieces, 570736 School Memories Paper Flowers, 971267 InstaScrap 4x4 Frames

Besides our Prima teams we also have a few special guests with their peace projects:



 Keren Tamir, Canada

Trina McClune, New Zealand

Tanya Batrak, Ukraine

Evegenia Petzer, South Africa

  Olga Heldwein, Poland

Elena Olinevich, Belarus 


Louise Nelson, Australia

Flo Teixeira, France

Felicity Wilson, Australia

Stephanie Sch├╝tze, Switzerland

Brit Sviggum, Norway


I hope you will take the time to hop along to each of the blogs and see what the other girls have created - and maybe create a peace project of your own!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Fly" *7 Dots Studio*

Good morning!
I am a few days late posting this - but- I thought I would let you know about the new challenge on the 7 Dots Studio Blog. (Click the link for challenge details and TONS of inspiration from our DT!)

This month's theme is "Fly Away." Interpret however you would like :)

Here is my layout..featuring the new Illumination collection:

The background was created using goodies from the C'est Magnifique April MMM Kit, along with my Gelatos, stamps from the Illumination collection, and some Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces.

I pulled the colors from this page from the background paper, making everything work nicely together with my flowers,embellishments, and background work.

7 Dots Studio products:
Illumination - Tolerance
Illumination - Clear Stamp Set 2
Illumination - Die Cut Elements 6x12
Illumination - Elements Stickers 6x12
Nature Walk - Elements Stickers 6x12

I hope you will join us :) 
Have a great day!