Friday, July 7, 2017

Favorite Color with Prima

Today on the Prima Blog, it's all about some of the designer's favorite colors.  My favorite color is blue which is perfect for the most current Prima Collection St. Tropez.  This collection has a lot of different shades of blue and is terrific for scrapbooking your favorite tropical photos!


I've been busy scrapbooking some of my daughter's vacation photos.  I love how well this collection works with them!  The flowers are beautiful and the chipboard has so many fun elements to coordinate.

I used a lot of techniques from my most recent Live with Prima Video for this page, too!  You can see the video here:  Message in a Bottle Canvas Tutorial





Be sure to go by the Prima Blog to see more from the Design Team!


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I Scream, You Scream for Ice Cream!

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate all things ice cream!  At Prima we were challenged to use Prima  products to create Ice Cream Cones.   How FUN!  So, I got busy with some of my favorite Prima and got to creating!!

Here is what I came up with: 


If you follow me, you know I LOVE paper clay and the IOD Moulds!  I rolled out some paper clay, stamped it and then formed it to make the cone and wafer for my project.  I used the new IOD Medallion mould for the 'cherry on top'!


After stenciling and using watercolors to get my base complete. I cut a small foam ball in half and added Prima's boxed flowers for a fluffy ice cream cone.  
Tip:  I used gold tipped pins and glue to attach the flowers to the foam ball.

  

The little resin bees from Prima are so sweet and I loved adding one to the cone and using one for the sentiment.  Get it?  Bee Sweet?  

As always, I invite you to the Prima blog to see what the rest of the team came up with!  There are so many sweet Ice Cream projects!!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

LWP Video Class - St. Tropez Collection

The Live with Prima Team decided to use the St. Tropez Collection this month!  It was so fun to see how we all used it differently.  My project is a 12x12 Canvas that features a photo of my daughter and a message in a bottle.  My favorite color is blue, so I really played up the blue on this project.  It also fits the photo perfectly!


You can watch the video right here!

For this one, I want to point out that I tried to include every step.  Normally, I have done the project ahead of time and you miss a lot of the back and forth of design choices. So many times, I have tried to explain that there is a lot of adding or taking things off as I design.   For classes, I and other teachers, have already thought out, created, moved things, etc. before you ever see the project or take the class. For this project, there is so much movement to the paint that it was the perfect project to show you that although it was fine without the last few additions of more paint, etc., adding those final details really finished it and I am happier with the design.  Would love to hear what you think!




When you watch the video, you will see that I used a lot of Prima Snowflake paste.  In addition to being so sparkly and perfect for winter themed projects, it also worked perfectly with this piece to give the look of sparkly beach foam! It's always fun to think outside the box!


I didn't put a real message in my bottle, but think I need to go back and do that!  It would be fun to include it, just in case someone opens it someday!


Make sure to see what the other teachers did with the St. Tropez collection!   Everyone had such beautiful projects!  Don't forget to join us on Facebook!  And, as always, I invite you to the Prima Blog to see what the design team is creating!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My Favorite Prima

Like most people, I first fell in love with Prima for their flowers! They, of course, continue to be my favorite Prima Product, but... there are so many more products to love with Prima!

My favorite thing about Prima is how many products that they now have.  There are so many mixed media, painting, waxes, etc. that make anything possible!
 

I created this little jewelry box using some of my favorite flowers from the CHA release.  I also used some of the new IOD Moulds for my base.    The best part of the IOD Moulds, not including the gorgeous designs, is that they can be used again and again!


Be sure to stop by the Prima Blog to see some of the other DT Member's favorite things!
 
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Julie Nutting and Finnabair Gesso for Michaels Stores

I made this with one of the stamps that are at Michaels plus a lot more goodies from Michaels.   The chalkboard, flowers and ribbons all came from Michaels, too!
 

I stamped and embossed the Julie Nutting Doll on black cardstock.  It's a fun way to spruce up a chalkboard.  I love the way the bright flowers really show up on the completely black and white background.  

 A fun tip... I had no idea that you could use the Prima Black Gesso for chalkboards! Works like a charm to fix any boo boos!


These Prima Products are now available in Michaels!  Be sure to look for them at your local store!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quick Gift Wrap with Julie Nutting Stamps

Need some quick gift wrap?  Just pull out your Julie Nutting Stamps, some paint and matching ribbon and you are good to go!  I used some white wrap that I picked up at Michaels for $2!  Butcher paper would work, too! 


Tip:  Stamp before wrapping.  Your will thank me for this tip!  :)  I did all the stamping and painting before I wrapped... the second time.  lol


I'm all about the wrapping when giving gifts and this was so cute and easy!  This stamp is from one of the planner stamp sets, but for larger packages, the large Julie Nutting Stamps would be fabulous!!




Be sure to stop by Michaels this week to find the stamps and other Prima Goodies!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Prima and Michaels

The final countdown is happening!!  Only 2 more days until Prima starts showing up in Michaels!  I'm really excited, especially for those of us who don't have local scrapbook stores in our areas!  We haven't had one here in YEARS!  I'm also hoping that the limited release will bring new people to our love of Prima!

I've been a huge fan of Julie Nutting for years!  I loved her even before she started designing for Prima!

I created these little favor bags using Julie Nutting planner stamps, Finnabair glitter and lots of cute stuff from Michaels!


I love all the little sayings that are included in this stamp set.  Yes, it's for Planners, but so much MORE!  My friend is hosting a 'Craft Party' soon, and we will be using these little bags for favors!  

I also wanted to remind everyone that this is FUN!  I think in trying to create the 'perfect' project, sometimes we forget why we do this and why we LOVE it! 


I hope that all of you will take a peek at Michaels soon!!  I know that I will be checking each time to see what they have of these terrific products!

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