Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Smile" *Blue Fern Studios* Video Tutorial

Hello everyone! Today was my education day on the Blue Fern Studios blog, and I have a new video to share.
I have used paper from the new Sanctuary collection..have you had a look at it yet? It is SO gorgeous!


I hope you enjoy the video!

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Special Moment" *Blue Fern Studios*

Hey everyone! How are you?
This past weekend I received the new Sanctuary collection from Blue Fern Studios in my mailbox :)
It is just so perfectly gorgeous...I had to make something right away!
This is one of my all time favorite photos of my oldest girl. We were hanging out on the deck, and she was telling princess stories, singing songs, and just rambling on and on. I adore the look on her face, her hair, the colors...all of it!

"Special Moment"

I used the Calling Cards and Conservatory papers, along with chipboard pieces Boston Lattice and Heart Essentials. To complete the look I layered in lots of Prima flowers, tags, brads, etc. 

Thanks for looking! Come back tomorrow for this month's video tutorial :)


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Build A Page *Prima Marketing*

Good morning!!
It is a cold, snowy one here as we just had our first snow storm of the year. (Not bad, considering it is November and this winter stuff usually starts sooner!)
How is the weather where you live?
Along with winter weather, the month of November brought a fantastic new sketch for the Prima Build A Page challenge :)

2014 November BAP Keren

Here is my take...

I combined old and new to get just the right color mix I was looking for...the beautiful and subtle pinks and puples from the Princess collection, combined with new flowers and embellishments.

I hope you get a chance to join us this month, find the full post and inspiration from the Prima team here.

950958 Princess Collection "Ava", 891992 Shabby Chic Treasures Butterflies, 892098 Shabby Chic Treasures Frames, 577582 Del Mar Quarter, 577360 Capistrano  Grape, 578220 Capri Merlot, 578060 Hillsboro Ginger, 572907 Princess Collection Wood Embellishments, 951122 Princess Chipboard Pieces, 971250 InstaScrap ATC Cards, 573744 Color Bloom Iris, 573881 Color Bloom Pressed Petal, 573775 Color Bloom Sunshine, 573874 Color Bloom Sorbet, 961374 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blue Fern Studios November Sketch +New Collection Peek!

Good evening!!
I actually played along this month :) 
Head over and check out the DT examples and enter your project, too!

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Here is my take on the sketch:

I used the oh so gorgeous Montage collection, along with a few favorite chippy pieces, too!

Have you heard...there is a new paper line coming along VERY soon!! Here is a quick first look :)


I love it! What do you think??


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blue Fern Studios October Video Tutorial

Hello there!
It is time for my Video Education post on the Blue Fern Studios blog.
This month I got to work with the gorgeous Montage collection for the first beautiful!
Here is my layout...called "Happy."

In this video I show you how I use some of the fabulous new Prima Art Basics to alter my chipboard and background.

A few close ups..

Pretty chippies, pretty flowers..

Lots of layers, color, and fun texture..

I hope you enjoy the video - thanks for watching :)


Saturday, October 11, 2014

"Happy Girls" *Prima Marketing*

Hello there!
Popping in real quick with a late post...
A little something to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - and  to promote it Prima had a gorgeous pile of "pink projects" including one from me!

This page started with the photo - and I instantly knew the quote I I headed to Pinterest to print one off! The rest...some neon pink acrylic paint, stenciling with the super fun Pin Wheel Stencils, a smattering of Mica Flakes, Glass Glitter, and Heavy Gesso, and it all came together! I used just the kite piece from one of the new Julie Nutting Wood Doll packs, and painted it and embellished a bit with Glass Glitter and more paint.

Prima products:
846701 Coffee Break - "Coffeeology"
910648 Wooden Dolls
575984 Pin Wheel Stencil 7" Round
576011 Pin Wheel Stencil 9" Round
911058 Kraft Paper Tag Pad
911065 Kraft Paper Tag Pad
892425 Shabby Chic Treasures Door Locks
961626 Glass Glitter - Sterling
961749 Mica Flakes - Frosted
961442 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White
971168 Insta Scrap Stickers

Friday, October 3, 2014

Blue Fern Studios: October Sketch Challenge

Is it already October?
It definitely feels like it. Cold wind, rain, with scattered snow showers forecasted. Oh boy - here we go! I would pay for just one more week of warm weather to finish outdoor projects!!
Anyway - if the weather is dreary where you live, what a perfect excuse to create! If you are looking for a little inspiration - why not play along with the October Sketch Challenge from Blue Fern Studios?

What fun! To see inspiration from the Design Team, and read all of the rules, go here.

Have a great day!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Video for Blue Fern Studios

Good morning!
It's "my day" on the Blue Fern Studios blog..with a new video!
This month's project is all about bold and fun - using an awesome new panel piece {Printer's Drawer} as my focus.

Enjoy :)


Along with the gorgeous BFS goodies, I have used Prima flowers and embellishments, Chalkboard Paint, and Color Bloom sprays, as well.

Here's the video:

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Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Altered Flower Basket - *Prima Marketing - NEW Shabby Chic Treasures!*

Hello everyone!
It is Prima Mid Release time :) :)
This time around, that means gorgeous new products from Ingvild Bolme and Julie Nutting!!
Yesterday on the Prima Blog we took a look at the gorgeous new Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins...and I had a little project to share using the new Resin Swirls..

Shabby Chic Resins are easily altered with Color Bloom sprays to match any project! I used the Resin Swirls to add a touch of elegance to my altered basket. I paired a selection of new trims with a few gorgeous embellishments from the Cigar Box Secrets collection for a rustic fall look. This basket makes an excellent photo prop of centerpiece filled with fresh picked flowers!

My little girls LOVES playing "model" for me...she is all girl getting dressed up and posing :)
What a great way to have fun with your projects - using them as photo props! This girl was all for picking flowers as I snapped away!

Here's a closer peek at those gorgeous resins and flowers...

And a few more of my darling girlie..

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Ollie" *Prima Marketing* Prima Product Picks

Hi there! I hope you are all doing well :)
Fall is rolling in here....I hate to see summer leave :(
One thing I do love about the season, though, is the gorgeous colors!
Prima's September challenges are up and running, and I played along with the PPP's gorgeous color and product choices..a perfect fall palette..



What a perfect palette for this photo! My favorite part about working with a color palette is first choosing my background paper, then building up my mixed media background by adding and blending all of the colors from the palette..layering Color Blooms, chalk edgers, and Art Basics until it all works just right. Then I choose a handful of embellishments to match - so easy!

I adore the look of the burlap flowers and trims for a beautiful soft, rustic look...and the metal pieces provide a great contrast.

Prima products:
813888 Time Traveler's Memories- No.70
572860 Time Traveler's Memories- Wood Embellishments
892241 Junkyard Findings - Metal Corners
574505 Cartographer - Voyager Flowers
574550 Cartographer - Vagabond Flowers
572778 Stationer's Desk - Brads
961268 6.5x10.25 Stencil - Honeycomb
961350 Art Basics - Modeling Paste
578688 Forever Green - Herb Flowers
578190 Capri - Riesling Flowers
577650 Manhattan - Chrysler Flower
578268 Providence - Clove
577100 Weave Trim - Mushroom
573911 Color Bloom - Gilded
573874 Color Bloom - Sorbet

Have a great evening :)