Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Live With Prima

Do you enjoy creating with different kinds of mediums? Would you like to try some new projects with the help of extremely talented instructors?

I recommend you check out is Prima's brand new website that offers free online Live Video Classes and Exclusive Video Project Kits!

Each class includes a project demonstration from start to finish featuring gorgeous Prima products. You will also be able to order a complete kit to recreate the project at home. Prima's kits are available on their website and through participating retailers (Your Memories Here is one of them)

It's the best place for fabulous ideas and to learn more about paper crafting!
*see a complete schedule of all Live classes

*watch the Live Video classes! All participants can chat, comment, and ask questions during the class! (a Prima representative will be moderating to answer product and technique questions)

*learn more about the amazing instructors

*View the videos after the Live classes are over. If you miss a class you will be able to go back and watch it as many times as you wish.

I hope you'll join me tonight @ 9:30 EDT/6:30 PST for the next Live with Prima class. I do have the kits available if you want to create your own.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

How to Make a Daffodil

I just made this video on how to make a daffodil using two Prima flowers. The video also includes an altered tin I made using Prima flowers, leaves and lace and the daffodil.

Your comments are always appreciated.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Foster's Dream

Happy Saturday! I wanted to share a layout with you today of our dog, Foster. He's such a goofy dog. He falls asleep in the middle of the room flat on his back like this:
He doesn't even wake when the girls come running in. About the only thing that will get him up is yelling at our cat, Arney. Then Foster jumps up for "duty" (he thinks it's his job to police the cat)
For my layout I used DCWV Nana's Kitchen paper. The great doggie image is a brand new release Lily-Boo's Boutique digi ( you can click those words or use the link in my side bar) I cut the "dream bubble" out on my Cricut using SCAL. The little bone cut is a Sizzix die.

Here's a close up of my colored image. This is one of the six in the dog set. I'm guessing this must be what Foster is dreaming about to sleep so soundly.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Strawberry Picnic

I made this layout of my two girls sitting in their play house having a "picnic". They like to sit at their little picnic table and have snacks when the weather is nice.
For my layout I used Mimosa paper for the background. I love the gradient pink to light peach colors and the sparkle of the glitter (they look like little asterisks) The patterned paper squares are DCWV Sweet Stack mat. The journaling block and strawberry were both cut on my Cricut. I used some green Flower Soft on the stem of the strawberry for some different texture. The lace trim across the bottom is Prima lace and it comes cream, but I just rubbed a pink ink pad across it to make it match my page's colors. The little chipboard girls are Basic Gray and the title is Thickers they both were given to me by Suzanne (I won her blog candy).
I have been wanting to play along at some of my favorite challenge blogs so this week I got to it and covered a bunch!
Sketchy Thursdays - the page layout
Practical Scrappers - ribbon, floss or fibers
Bitten By the Bug 2 - From My Kitchen ice cream tab cut
Scrappy Frog's - Pick 3 I chose : die cuts (strawberry), no coloring (the raw chipboard shapes) and lace (Prima lace)
Cricutters Anonymous - picnic theme

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good day. We're having some beautiful weather here in Ohio. The girls and I decided to take advantage of the fair weather and do a little gardening since it's Earth day. We've got a little corner in the back of our yard just for Marlee and Lilee's flower garden because they like to pick flowers and these will be theirs so they can pick all they want (and leave mine alone).

First we had to dig up some weeds. Here's Marlee (sporting the Pocahontas braids) working on a patch.
And here's Lilee working the tiny shovel (as she calls it)
Marlee took over the camera work and snapped a few shots of me using the garden claw.
Marlee also took a bunch of other photos while she had the opportunity. This is a pretty good one she took of her sister (not bad camera work for a 4 year old)
And here is both girls waiting to add some wild flower seeds. When their garden blooms this summer I'll post some pictures of it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CupCake Crazy!

I know I've got a lot of cupcakes going on here. I just love this paper I found at Hobby Lobby (and it was 50% off this week!) It has little glittery accents but they just aren't showing up in the photo :( The image is a Lily-Boo's digi from the circles collection that I colored with my Touch markers. I added glitter embossing to the icing and clear embossing to the strawberry. The sentiment (a studio g) is stamped on the ribbon with timber brown Stazon ink. The flowers are Prima and they are actually a little more peachy colored IRL. The centers of the flowers are island blossom dew drops. Also, because I used a ribbon, I'm going to submit this over at Practical Scrappers cuz the challenge this week is ribbon, fibers or floss. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lily-Boo's Wants You to Join Us

Lily-Boo's Boutique, the place to get some really cute digital images has a group on SNR card universe and we'd love for you to join us. In fact, Lily-Boo's will give away a FREE Digi when we reach 50 members!

Who doesn't love to get something for free?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Time to Re-Fresh

I've been feeling like my blog needed a good freshing-up. The old background had been there since I started my blog and was becoming quite stale.
I'm fond of this new design and color scheme. These are my happy colors, my favorite colors. I hope you like the changes. if anyone finds this difficult to read (maybe there isn't enough contrast between the background and text) please let me know. I'd rather it be legible over pretty :)
Speaking of fresh (how do you like that segway?) I'd like to share some pics. of my new blooms.
My favorite is my tulips.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This May Make You Thirsty

Well, at least the colors made me want something fruity and tropical to drink.
I made this card for the Paper Craft Mania color challenge. We were challenged to use the colors green, orange and brown. Easy peasy with the SEI Mimosa paper. The beautiful citrus colors of that paper did make it a little hard to choose which one to use :) I love the pearl shimmer this one has. I also used the Prima Sweet and Sassy all about me flowers. I think the colors of those flowers compliment the Mimosa papers perfectly (click on those words to see all the colors in the assortment) I dotted the center of each flower with some orange Stickles. I stamped my sentiment with brown ink and a TAC stamp to take care of the "brown" requirement of the color challenge. I embossed the orange card stock with a Sizzix texture boutique embossing folder and my Cuttlebug (the Sizzix folders work beautifully in your Cuttlebug)
Before you go I'd like to remind every one that we are looking for next month's guest designer. over at YMH Designs blog. If you'd like to share what you can create with the FREE products I give you then send me an email (my email address is at the bottom of the page) with a link to your blog so the DT and I can take a peek at your work.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lily-Boo Too April Challenge

The challenge this month at Lily-Boo too challenge blog is to make a spring card with the colors yellow, light green and a blossom.
Spring Green and yellow card
For my card I used one of the Lily-Boo's Boutique Mother's day digi stamp images because it reminds me of being outside enjoying the nice weather (even if you have house work to do).
For the card base I used SEI Mimosa paper chartruse dots and for my blossom I used two Prima flowers layered and a little yellow rhinestone center. The 'happy spring' stamped sentiment is a little Studio g on yellow card stock.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cuttlebug Folder Storage

O.K. I have a confession: I have only had my Cuttlebug for 3 weeks! You see, I had the old Sizzix system (the extremely heavy red one that you pull down on the handle) and I was able to use that for my Cuttlebug folders (with the adapter of course). I just couldn't justify buying another machine that would do the same thing. Then those wonderful people at Provo Craft created the blue Cuttlebug. Well, blue is my favorite color and I know someday when my Cricut chirps it's last time I will be replacing it with the blue version. So I saved my pennies and when there was a great deal on the Green Wednesday I snatched up my blue Cuttlebug. Let me tell you, I should have got one sooner because it does a much better job both embossing and cutting with the Sizzix dies I already own. The embossing is so much deeper and defined.
Whew, now that I've got that off my chest. Here's what I've created for you to peek at today:
It is my mini lunch box that I use to hold my embossing folders. (I got it at Hobby Lobby) The so super cute image is a Lily-Boo digi. Of course I had to make it match my blue Cuttlebug. Here it is before I decorated it:
It served the purpose but didn't add any pizazz to my work area, just hanging there on my peg board.
I colored up the little cuties with red hair to look like my girls'. The blue bling is Prima adhesive crystals and the rhinestone flower is also Prima, from the Chelsea accents tin. If you fancy this image for your own Cuttlebug love, head over to Lily-Boo's Boutique in a hurry because they are only selling a limited number of the Cuttlebug Cuties images.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

No project today. I just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Easter on this beautiful Sunday.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My New Gig

I am so incredibly excited to tell you all that I've been selected to be on the DT for Lily-Boo's Boutique! If you could hear me I'm squealing with delight. Lily-Boo's are such fun digital stamps and I get to play with them as a member of their DT. I hope you'll come visit me and the other designers on Lily-Boo too ~ a challenge blog and of course Lily-Boo's Boutique to get some Boos of you're own.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blog Candy!

This post will be staying at the top till April 1st. Please scroll down for newer posts.
Who doesn't like to get something for FREE?

Well, here's your chance. I spotted these embellishment suitcases at Target on clearance and picked up the last two. I'm going to give one away to one of my randomly chosen followers. You don't need to do anything, just be a follower so that your name is in my list to pick from :) If you want to share this information, be my guest ;) I'll pick a winner on April 1st (for all you fools that follow my blog) I'm just kidding, I think my followers are great not at all fools. Why else would I give you goodies?

In case you're wondering this is what's inside the embellishment suitcase:

25 die cut shapes that look like postage stamps, journaling tags, tickets and mini post cards
30 printed paper blossoms
100 assorted color and size buttons

We Have a Winner!

No Foolin! The winner of the April blog Candy is (insert drum roll here)








KreatesKards! Mary, please send me your address so I can mail out your embellishment suitcase to you.

Thank you to all of my followers. I hope you'll stick around now that the give away is over. Who knows when I might give out another totally random batch of blog candy ;)