Saturday, December 27, 2014

NEW Prima Winter CHA 2015: Bella Rouge Collection {Layout}

Good morning everyone!

As most scrappers know, Winter CHA is just around the corner. Which means all of our favorite companies are showing us their latest must-have collections and goodies! Prima, as always, has a fabulous lineup of products for us. They've been previewing over the last few weeks, and today I'd like to share with you a layout that I created featuring the new "Bella Rouge" Collection.

"Natural Beauty"
Not only is this collection absolutely classy and beautiful, but it's incredibly versatile too. And I am in love with the rich, warm color palette! On this layout, I started by toning down the background just a bit with some gesso. I then watered down some gesso a bit and used a paintbrush along with some very high tech flinging motions {insert sarcasm here} to create the random splatters. There are some new Color Bloom sprays released this time around as well, one for each collection. I've used {2} of them here: Empres Gold and Deep Teal.

Each collection offers a range of new flowers too- including these roses. I LOVE roses- they are always my favorites of the Prima flowers- and you get such a great selection of them here. I've dressed these ones up a bit with some of the new Prima Art Ingredients: micro beads, seed beads, and glitter. 

I may have mentioned in the past how much I love that the new wood icons are printed. This mirror piece here was great for adding my own touches to :) Behind the lovely lady you see one of Jamie Dougherty's new Bloom Collection stencils- isn't it awesome?! And some "Empress Gold" Color Bloom spray.

 More new flowers and leaves, as well as one of the new collection brads. Perfect for that extra special little touch!

Prima Products used:
847111- Bella Rouge Collection "Les Amours"
847319- Bella Rouge A4 Paper Pad
579487- Bella Rouge Tag Me
579357- Bella Rouge Say it in Crystals
579296- Bella Rouge Brads
578930- Bella Rouge 3x4 Journaling Note Cards
579111- Bella Rouge Cling Stamps
580582- Bella Rouge Flowers
580537- Bella Rouge Flowers
580575- Bella Rouge Flowers
580513- Bella Rouge Leaves
579548- Bella Rouge Wood Icons
580315- Color Bloom Spray Mist- Empress Gold***NEW
580322- Color Bloom Spray Mist- Deep Teal***NEW
962579- Art Ingredients Micro Beads- Copper
962586- Art Ingredients Micro Beads- Bronze
962623- Art Ingredients Micro Beads- Grass
961596- Art Extravagance Glitter Set- Luminous
980429- Bloom Collection 6x12 Stencil- Circles
573584- Trim

Thank-you for visiting today! I hope your weekend is off to a great start :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Life is Full of Wonderful: A New Layout for Webster's Pages

Good morning! It's been a busy behind-the-scenes month of creating for me as CHA is just around the corner, but I am here today to share with you a layout and a card that I made for Webster's Pages using the "Nest" Collection. This collection has rapidly become one of my all time faves! Bold colors, an array of patterns, motifs, etc- all come together for one versatile collection that easily suits every style!

First up, I have my layout which features my sweetheart of a daughter:

"Life is Full of Wonderful"
I wanted a sugary, frosted feel for this layout :). A bit of gesso toned down the background before I applied some masking with modeling paste and a sprinkling of microbeads and Prima glitters. Layers of cards cut from the "Nest" collection created the base for my photo.

I've used some of the collection cardstock stickers like the vintage telephone one here, as well as a jewel from a Webster's Pages bookmark.

I love the variety of paper straws- such cute, fun additions to any project!

This resin cameo is perfect for accenting a sweet little girl layout :)

Another resin piece from a Webster's Pages cameo set, I love the pennant shape and cute font :)

A Blue Fern Studios chipboard frame pulled the whole photo grouping together. I painted it white and sprinkled on some Prima glitter to give it some shine.

Webster's Pages Products Used:

I also have a card that I would like to share with you, also using the Nest Collection. This one is a bit more tame :)

"She Follows Her Heart"
As mentioned, I just love the diversity available in this collection. I love the chevrons, feathers, bold colors, etc and lots of white too! I tried to contrast them here with just enough layers to create a simple yet fab card :)

I'm a bit obsessed with tulle lately :) I've tucked in a classic Webster's Pages ruffle ribbon trim to pull together the pinks. 

Webster's Pages Products Used:

I hope that you are all doing good and that life is treating you as it should ;)

Take care,

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Touch of Gold w/Webster's Pages

Good morning!

Today I'm going to share a tag that I created for Webster's Pages using their brand new "All That Glitters" collection, designed by Brandin O'Neill. Though this is a holiday line, I chose to create a non-holiday project, focusing on GOLD! I love gold, don't you? So I added some bits of glitz and glam to make this layered tag extra pretty :).

"Love" Tag
Clearly, this collection has plenty of awesome golden details as you can see from the papers and motifs. I love the contrast of pink with gold, so I added just a touch of that in there as well.

As usual, I include plenty of layers in the bottom portion of my tag, alternating between paper and gorgeous trims like these from Webster's Pages. I've also sprinkled on some glass beads and glass glitter from Prima.

This classic tinsel trim is also From Webster's. I love including multiple trims in my bow topper treatment and I like them to be a little bit messy, too, for a pretty shabby chic feel. My flower cluster includes all new flowers and leaves from Prima's Summer CHA release.

The framed "Love" motif was given dimension with foam adhesive to not only allow the flowers to be tucked behind but to really make it the centerpiece of my tag.

Webster's Pages Products Used:

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Some Prima Projects!

Good morning :)

Today I'd like to catch up on a couple of Prima projects!

First up, is a thankful-themed card:

"Thankful for You"
I wanted to create a fun card that would be perfect for your best girlfriend! I have used the beautiful "Princes" collection which I adore for its muted, neutral, soft shabby chic color palette. 

I used one of the new Julie Nutting "Mini Dolls" which are absolutely adorable! 

Also put to use some favorite Prima dies and plenty of new release flowers too.

Prima Products Used:
911041 Julie Nutting Wood Etched Mini-Dolls, 951153  Princess- Collection Kit, 572785  Metal Die- Doily 1, 572822  Metal Die- Flowers, 572846 Metal Die- Flowers 2, 577599 Manhattan Flowers, 577438 London Rose-Crown, 578602 Maduro Flowers, 576097 Say It In Crystals, 578633 Volado Flowers, 578510 Iced Coffee Flower

Next, we have a fall-themed Pin Spin project, where we find an inspiration photo on Pinterest and create a project inspired by that photo!

 I love this photo of my younger two children, who are just 13 months apart. I remember how scared I was to have kids so close together, and many people told me that when they got just a little bit older, they would be like twins. And they are! It truly feels as if there is no age gap at all :)

I was inspired by this beautiful fall photo:


Prima Products Used:
846855 Epiphany- Clear as Day
846633 Free Spirit- Hippie
847012 Cigar Box Secrets- A4 Paper Pad
892494 Stamp-n-Add: Angel Wings
573911 Color Bloom- Sultry Shimmer Gilded
569662 Allstar Tickets and Tags Set
578572 Cigar Box Secrets- Havana Nights
578596 Cigar Box Secrets- Humidor
578640 Cigar Box Secrets- Culebra
578633 Cigar Box Secrets- Volado
577544 Melbourne- Reef
577742 Rodanthe- Sandbank
577940 Serasota- Dreamy

Thank-you so much for stopping by and viewing my Prima projects today! I hope your week is off to a pleasant start :) Best wishes,

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Strawberry Fields" Layout for Webster's Pages!

Good morning everyone! Believe it or not, I'm up with a new post today. Things are winding down for me here after 6 long months of canning after continual foraging and harvesting. It's getting colder and winter could arrive at any's always a mad dash to get everything settled before we find ourselves under snow.

But I have been creating, I have! :)

I had the pleasure of using a gorgeous collection from Webster's Pages which I hadn't yet had the chance. It was released just a little while back and is called "Strawberry Fields". It is just stunning! If you love it too, you can find it {HERE}.

"Do You Suppose She's a Wildflower?"

I love the cheerful colors of this collection and the fabulous country summertime feel of the patterns. I thought they paired nicely with this photo of my daughter feeding the chickens. 

I added a bit of fussy cutting, as well as some strips of the "Woodgrains Vellum" from the collection beneath my cluster here (the yellow patterned piece), as well as the strip directly above my photo. I've also used quite a few gorgeous Prima flowers, many new releases.

The various ATC cards available for cutting out with this collection make for great titles too! I love it when a collection allows me that luxury, rather than having to dig into my letter sticker stash to create my own. And I especially love when I can then use a title that I may not have thought of, yet fits so well, as in this case :)

Webster's Pages Products Used:

Strawberry Fields Collection Paper: Weathered
Strawberry Fields Collection Paper: Dream On
Strawberry Fields Collection Paper: Storyteller Sheet I
Strawberry Fields Collection Paper: Strawberry Patch
Strawberry Fields Collection: Woodgrains Vellum

Thank-you for stopping by today! I appreciate your visit :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW Webster's Pages "Nest" Collection!

Good morning and welcome to...October?! For real? 

Yes, crazy. But let's start off the month right with a project with a brand NEW collection from Webster's Pages called "Nest". This collection is awesome...and being a family-oriented mama, all the little family-themed items in this range are right up my alley. So many cute motifs to cut out, cards, titles, new stickers, etc- much to love here. And COLOR...tons of color!

Here is my very first project using this gorgeous new line:

"With You I am at Home"
The inspiration for this canvas came from the 4x6 "Family" card cut out. I loved the different shades of eggs all sitting in a row :). And I just went from there. 

I applied some "Egg Blue" chalkboard paint from Prima with a spatula to the background of my canvas. Then misted with "Sunshine" & "Worn Leather" Color Bloom sprays before I went to work adding my various "Nest" cutouts and stickers.

I loved creating dimension by layering these little fussy cut frames and heart, popping them up with foam adhesive. I also used one of the vellum envelopes from the Nest "Memory Pockets & Labels Kit" to pull the whole cluster together. 

Below my layered hearts I added a Blue Fern Studios "Party Flags" chipboard banner piece. I found that if you use an old paint brush (one that has stiffened bristles) and apply gesso vertically, you get a wood grain effect which I though worked great for this project! 

Webster's Pages Products Used:
{Follow any of these links to purchase directly from Webster's Pages!}

Nest Collection- "Home With You" Paper
Nest Collection- "Life's Fabric" Paper
Nest Collection- "Special Places" Paper

Thank-you so much for checking our my project today!
I hope all is well in your part of the world, and that your new month is off to a great start!

See you soon :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Metals from Prima!

Have you seen the new Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Metals from Prima yet? Prima made the full, big reveal earlier this week- and you are just going to be in love! Such intricate pieces with moveable parts...amazing. Truly, not a detail was spared in these pieces!

This is a nature-inspired canvas that I created, featuring a couple of these new pieces. 

This shabby metal latch has three different parts to it, complete with a functioning sliding bolt. If you love fine details, you will be truly pleased with these!

This vintage water pump reminds me of one that I have in my own garden. I wanted to give it an aged appeal, and there's just so much texture on the surface that coloring and altering truly has no limits!

Check out the blog for more- including Ingvild's new stamp-n-add set and resins!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Prima: Featuring NEW Wood Icons!

Today's post is all about the new release wood icons from Prima! I must say I am absolutely in love with the fact that some of these come printed. If you're short on time (as I am MOST of the time), this is an absoulte time saver when it comes to wanting to dress up your wood icons. It's already done for you!

"Fall Tag"

I've used lots of "Cigar Box Secrets" goodies here! The "Special" sentiment is one such printed wood icon- isn't it awesome? I love it so much! The crown wood icon a little further up was actually flipped to the backside for the raw look :)

Hand-cut details, tons of new release flowers, and bling went into this tag. I really went for a blend of colors that would compliment the change of seasons here...

Follow along on the Prima blog all week for these fabulous embellishments and more!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Introducing "Montage" & a GIVEAWAY!

Good morning!

I recently got back from vacation and wanted to get caught up and share with you the reveal of Blue Fern Studios' latest paper collection "Montage", as well as a chance for you to win a collection for yourself!

SO stunning...!!

Head on over to the Blue Fern Studios blog for a closer look- and details on how YOU can WIN!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Prima: August PPP!

Good morning :)

I'd like to share with you today the card I created for this month's Prima Product Picks :)

"Daydreaming About Us"
I've combined lots of new products on this card; papers from Coffee Break & Epiphany collections, Color Bloom sprays, lots of beautiful new flowers, new trim, and a sweet 3D embellishment from Epiphany for my sentiment.

Such a stunning pastel palette and so many goodies from which to be inspired!!

Here are some closeups of my card:

I'm so pleased with all the glitter available in the new flowers! Who doesn't love a little extra sparkle?? And all the roses...roses are my favorite Prima flowers :)

The jute trims are awesome for getting that unkempt look on your projects!

Prima Products Used: 846701 Cofee Break Collection "Coffeeology", 846732 Coffee Break Collection "Fill it to the Rim", 846862 Epiphany Collection "Words to Live By", 576257 Epiphany 3D Stickers, 573782 Color Bloom- Soft Teal, 891725 Chalk Edger- Pastel Pink, 577070 Weave Trim "Buff", 576875 Jute Trim- Wheat, 577612 Manhattan- Times Square, 577957 Sarasota- Peaceful, 577711 Winthrop- Tourmaline, 577759 Rodanthe- Esplanade, 578596 Cigar Box Secrets- Humidor, 573157 Cartogra

I hope you get the chance to join us this month! Hope to see you there :)!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Prima: Forever Green Garden Journal

It seems fitting that today's post features a garden journal, as it is my gardening and foraging that has kept me so busy and away from my blog :)

If you haven't yet checked out the amazing Prima collection "Forever Green", you must do so! It is stunning- and absolutely perfect for this bountiful time of year...and just what I needed to record my gardening escapades this year. 

"Garden Journal 2014"
Prima has a ton of new gorgeous trims, which I've incorporated here and throughout. I love the natural, raw texture of these neutral trims for my nature-based project.

Here I've used the Forever Green cling mount stamp set, crochet icons, and bling from the 3-D stickers set.

So many fussy cut details from this beautiful collection!...

Prima Products Used:
Prima Products: 846817 Forever Green Collection "Garden Talk", 846800 Forever Green Collection "Orchard Fresh", 846794 Forever Green Collection "Nature's Bounty", 846787 Forever Green Collection "Botanical Garden", 846770 Forever Green Collection "Spread Your Wings", 846763 Forever Green Collection "Watch Them Grow", 575755 Forever Green Cling Stamps, 576233 Forever Green 3D Stickers, 576370 Forever Green Crochet Icons, 578701 Forever Green "Succulent", 578732 Forever Green "Grow", 578749 Forever Green "Sprout", 572808 Metal Die-Cuts, 572815 Metal Die-Cuts, 577117 Weave Trim "Flower", 577025 Lace Trim "Almond", 577049 Lace Trim "Champagne", 576875 Jute Trim "Wheat"

 I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blue Fern Studios: August Sketch Challenge!

It's a new month and time for a new sketch from Blue Fern Studios!

August Sketch
And we have a brand NEW batch of goodies for you too- including some of our NEWEST designs, hot off the press! Take a look at what one lucky randomly drawn winning participant will win from this month's sketch challenge:
In addition to our prize winner, we will also select a Top 3 to feature in our winner post!
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! **Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please- a layout, card, tag, canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.**

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE. {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the sketch post HERE by midnight EST on August 31st, 2014.
See you there!