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!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Love" *Blue Fern Studios*

Good is your weekend going so far?
Not a lot happening here, we had a pile of snow yesterday (isn't it spring?) so I stayed in and worked on some sewing projects, something I haven't taken time to do in a long time! I am working on some dresses for the girls :)
Anyway, yesterday was my turn on the Blue Fern Studios Blog...I shared one of my pages here yesterday, here is the other:


Another ultra- feminine page..this one a bit more bright and wild! The colors I chose were based off of my photo 100%. I started with "Love Letters" from the Blue Fern Garden papers, and then cut and layered pieces from "Calling Cards", "In Bloom", and "Picnic". Much of this did end up being covered up, however, by my photo, chipboard, and media.

Next I took the Quatrefoil Panel and have used it in three ways. I cut a large rectangular piece of the panel and it is entwined in my paper layers beneath my photo. Next, I cut a few strips from the panel and added those here and there. I also popped out a few of the "inner pieces" of the panel and scattered them and added them to clusters as well. The panel pieces were all given a coating of white embossing powder, then painted with watercolor paints and Gelatos.

To ground my title, I added a section of one of the Heart Borders, and used the word "Love" from the Valentine Word Set for a simple title...once again painted white.

Blue Fern Studios products:
Blue Fern Garden - Calling Cards
Blue Fern Garden - Love Letters
Blue Fern Garden - Picnic
Blue Fern Garden - In Bloom
Quatrefoil Panel
Heart Borders
Valentine Word Set

Thank you so much for stopping in today. Until next time!


Friday, March 21, 2014

"Adorable" Layout for Blue Fern Studios

Good morning! And...happy Friday!!! 
I hope you have some fun weekend plans - maybe some creating? If so, I hope to inspire you a little bit...
I have two super girly-girl pages on the Blue Fern Studios Blog today! I will share the first one here, today:


I love this picture of my little girl...she looks to me just like a porcelain doll...ivory, smooth skin, sweet pink lips, and a frozen expression to go with it - lol!
Anyway, I wanted to go for a super feminine and soft look here. I started with the Rose Wreath, giving it a good coating of gesso, then let that dry.

Atop the gesso, I randomly dabbed Distress Ink and Distress Paint, then sprayed with water, dried, and repeat. The colors weren't quite where I wanted them, so I went in with my favorite chalk inks and added the green, and a bit more color here and there on the flowers. I think this is such a beautiful "statement piece" for any layout, and i based the entire design of my page around it!

The papers I chose are new releases from Prima Marketing - the Something Blue collection. I have also used a few tags and tickets, and a stamp from Princess, and flowers from the Bloom collection. I am just LOVING new Prima!

For my title, I simply painted the word "adorable" from the Good Vibes Set white with a few coats of gesso so it would really stand out.

Blue Fern products:
Rose Wreath
Good Vibes Set

Other products:
Prima - Something Blue papers
Princess Clear Stamp
Princess Tag Me
Bloom Fabric Flowers
Alphabet Stickers
Ingvild Bolme Resist Chalk Edgers
Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Liquitex Gesso and Modeling Paste
ColorBox Stencil

Have a fabulous day!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Free Spirit + Color Bloom for *Prima Marketing*

Good morning!
Happy happy happy first day of Spring!!! I am so excited, spring is my favorite season. Although, I must admit, we don't actually get "spring" for awhile yet, and are still buried in snow....oh well...I kid you not, I heard for the first time since I moved to this house in December, a bird singing. I look out the window and there is a bird on a branch way down at the end of the yard! Yay!!! I have been so sad that I have not seen any birds around here yet, not even the winter birds. Hopefully this is the start of something good?!

Anyway, I had a post up on the Prima Blog...all about the flirty and fun new Free Spirit collection, and keeping with our month's theme - Color Bloom Madness! Check it out:


The Free Spirit collection is one of my favorites because of the mix of gorgeous bright colors and carefree fun patterns. Perfect for pages of my little girl!
(If you'd like to see how this collection works perfectly for little boys, as well, see the post HERE, where my talented sister Erin created a gorgeous "boy" page with the same collection!)


Now for some close ups:

I was inspired to use the Wood ATC's, which I masked with a Prima Stencil, modeling paste, and covered with embossing powder to create a resist..which I then sprayed over with a few gorgeous colors of the new Color Bloom sprays. I love the Sultry Shimmer sprays for their beautiful gold shimmer! I also used them to color the Le Mia flowers to coordinate perfectly with my layout.

Here you can see a few steps along the way of my process, and those Color Blooms in action!

Prima products used:
573911 Color Bloom – Gilded
573904 Color Bloom – Peony
573850 Color Bloom – Lime Wedge
846619 Free Spirit – “Expressive”
846589 Free Spirit – “Dreaming”
846657 Free Spirit – “Groovy”
573645 Free Spirit – Chipboard Pieces
572235 12x12 Stencil – Tulip
572945 Wooden ATC – Lovely Prints Set
571528 Le Mia Flower – Cotton Candy
574796 Raelynn Flower

I hope you have a happy day!!! See you soon!

Friday, March 14, 2014

April Magnifique Mixed Media + Video Tutorial!

Good morning! Today I get introduce the new Magnifique Mixed Media kit for April!
I am so thrilled with this kit...I adore the colors, there is a stunning variety of embellishments, and as always, a super fun selection of unique mediums to try out!
I love to see how different paints, sprays, powders, etc...will work together, and I love to try new things so we always try to seek out a unique combination of goodies for these kits!

Have a look...

Art Anthology: Sorbet: Dimensional Paint: Imperial 1oz.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder: Madonna Robe Blue Gold
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Moonshadow Mist: Violaceous Violet
Viva: Inka Gold: Gold
Jacquard: Lumiere: Perlescent Turquoise 1 oz.
Prima: Ingvild Bolme: Shabby Chic Treasures: Oval Resin Frames
Prima: Tatiana: Victorian 
Prima: Cartographer: Wood Embellishments 
Prima: Cartographer: Tags and Tickets
The Crafter’s Workshop: 6x6 Stencil: Mini Cut Circles
KaiserCraft: Rubons: These Days: Brown
Prima: Assorted Flowers (Mini Sachet: Meadow, Prima: Labelle: Jade)
*Some items are partial packages*

As always, I have a project to share along with a video tutorial. Here is a look at the layout I made in the video:


Kids and their sweet :)
I can't get over how much I LOVE these colors together! Sit back and have a look at my start to finish process video!

A few more close ups of the page...

Thank you so much for stopping by today and having a look. If you'd like to get your hands on this kit, (they go fast!) find it in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Have a great day!!