Thursday, January 11, 2018

Altered Dictionary for Create with Prima

Today's post is a bit of a bittersweet one for me. Back in November, I made the decision that it was time for me to resign from my last Design Team.  Today is my last Design Team post after about 11 years of designing.  These teams have been such a big part of my life for so long, that it's a bit sad to have it come to an end.  I've got so many things in my future that I'm looking forward to though! 

I want to truly thank everyone who has followed, supported and encouraged me over all these years!  I also want to thank everyone who has given me the opportunity to work with your products and represent you!  It has truly been an honor and a pleasure!

I'll still be around and maybe will even design again some day.  Who ever knows what the future holds?  

So a huge thank you and huge hugs to everyone who has been on my journey with me throughout all these years! 

For this post, I decided to just do something I love and use so many of the Prima products that I love, too! I'm a huge lover of reading and books and I think that dictionaries are so COOL!  I went to a local thrift store and picked up this huge dictionary for a whopping $1.62!  Then I let my Prima products help me do my thing! 

Of course, there is a full video tutorial that you can watch right here!

I'm including some close-ups so that you can see the details. This dictionary has a lot of design elements and supplies, but is still completely usable!

I tucked in lots of tags, not only for the way it looks, but also to bookmark some of my favorite words and words that inspire me.

On this tag (and on others), I even used  an ephemera piece to add more detail.  You can do as much, or as little as you like! 

Although I didn't add them yet, I think there will be things like paperclips that will make their way into the pages of this dictionary.  So many more possibilities!

Thank you again for watching and dropping by! 

 Be sure to check out Create with Prima on Facebook and the Prima Blog to see what the teams are up to!  It's CHA time, so I've noticed some fun giveaways and of course new products to play with!!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

DIY Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial for Create with Prima

Hi everyone!  Today, I'm up on youtube with a video tutorial for Create with Prima!

For this one, I'll show you how to make an easy pumpkin that can be customized to fit your decor.  I used some of the beautiful IOD Stamps from Prima Marketing to stamp the fabric, which gives you even more options when customizing fabric.

You can watch the full video right here:

The little sign that I used for my grouping was created using all the same embellishments.

I'm loving the Zella Teal collection and it fits perfectly with the stamping!

And a closer look!

Be sure to drop by the Prima Blog to keep up with everything the Prima Designers are up to and all the current news and releases from Prima Marketing Inc.! 


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Owl Canvas for Create with Prima Video Tutorial

Fall is in the air and I'm READY!  Prima has a new collection that is fabulous for your fall projects!  It's called Autumn Moon and has the perfect color pallet to mix with all your fall decor.

I created this shadow box like canvas using some of the collection along with some other Prima Products that match.  I'm a nut for the owls that we are seeing in decor right now, but I wanted him to be Prima-fied!

This project is quite straight forward and you can watch the video right here:

I added some close-ups so that you can see the placement if you want to give this a try!  Isn't he cute?  I think the metal pieces make him extra special though!

Lots of details!  Most of it is Prima Flowers, but I even went out into my yard to get some sticks! 

One last close-up for the placement, if you want to see how it came together.  

As always, I invite you to join our group on Facebook!  Create With Prima  Be sure to share your latest projects!  We love to see what you are up to!

Also, don't forget to stop by the Prima Blog to see all the latest from the Design Team!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Winner of the Paintbrush Giveaway!

I have a winner!! 
 The winner of my drawing is...Jennifer Richards!

Jennifer, please contact me ( with the color or colors you would like for your paint brush!  I'll be adding some goodies to your box, too!

A huge thank you to everyone who watched!  This was so much fun and I loved reading your comments!  

While you're here, I thought I would share all the other paint brushes that I sent in the exchange!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Paint Brush Art Exchange YouTube Hop

Recently, I was lucky enough to get in on an Art Exchange.  We all are exchanging paint brushes.  After giving it some thought and holding my brush for a while, I decided to just go with what I love to do and turn my brushes into dress forms!  I did them all differently, but kept the base of the dress form and the basics the same.  

This was so much fun and just what I needed to get my mojo going!  No rules, just fun! 

Along the way, some of us decided to make videos of our process and have a hop!  So, here is the brush that I created for the hop!   

You can watch the full process video right here:

I've included some extra photos so that you can see the details if you decide to try one.  These are pretty time consuming but so much fun to do!  The possibilities are endless in dressing them.  Mine are all different and I'll be sharing them soon!

One of my favorite parts about this one is the Prima Planner Tassels.  They are beautiful and worked perfectly to add a loose, hanging detail.

Again, all my favorites!  Flowers, sequins, ribbon... the list goes on!  I'm including a supply list in case you would like to know what I used.

Ok... Now for even more!!! 

Be sure to check out all the other videos!  These girls are GOOD!  There are so many wonderful ideas that are sure to fit your style! 

Here are the links:

Heather's Blog:
Keren's Video:
Keren's Blog:
Lanette's Video:
Lanette's Blog:

And Another thing...

There are PRIZES!  Be sure to check out all the videos for information! 

I am giving away a dress form! You get to choose the color! 

 Just leave a comment to win!  I'll use to choose a winner on Wednesday, September 27!   

I feel sure that there will be some goodies in the box with the dress form!

Supply List:

3" Paint Brush (nylon)


Mod Podge Matte Finish

Packing Paper (Newspaper, non printed)

Cream Colored Tulle

Hug Snug Seam Binding

Prima Soft Gloss Gel

Prima Gesso Clear

Prima Color Bloom Glistening Waves

Prima Color Bloom Tea Stain

Prima Micro Beads Splash

3mm sequins

Small Trim (Hobby Lobby)

My Prima Planner Flower Embellishments (tassel)

Prima Flowers 594794

Prima Flowers 588366

Prima Flowers 566784

Prima Metallique Ancient Coin

Martha Stewart Metallic Teal Paint

Prima Antique Trinkets Crown

Tulle and Pearl Picks (Hobby Lobby Wedding Dept.)


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Create with Prima Rustic Birdhouse Video

Sometimes, you end up with a project that is just so YOU!  This is one of those projects for me. It will fit perfectly in my home.  It's just my style! 

This is just a small wooden birdhouse that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Every craft store carries some kind of wooden birdhouse, so they are easy to find and using Prima Products, so easy to make them yours!

You can watch the start to finish process right here:

To start out, I stained the birdhouse using Prima Color Bloom.  Although it's hard to see in the photo, it makes it a bit sparkly.  I loved the way that it made the wood look and the sheen was an added bonus!

I added a metal roof and then distressed it using Prima Rust Pastes.  So fun and easy!

Add your favorite Prima Flowers along with some Prima Craft Flowers, ribbon, twine and little birds!
Don't forget the florists moss to fill it all in!

Finally, the smallest details can pull it all together and really make the project shine.  For this one, I couldn't believe the difference adding the Prima Art Stones made.  Such tiny little details, but they really pack a punch!

I would love to see your take!  Be sure to let me know if you make one!!
Be sure to join the Create with Prima group on Facebook to keep up with what we are up to!  Also don't be shy!  Share your take on our projects with us!  We love seeing them! 


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Angel on Canvas with Create with Prima

I love angels!  This canvas was inspired by jewelry angels that I've seen.  I love how so many shapes can be used to create a personalized angel.  The IOD Molds by Prima are perfect for this idea!  So many choices to create your own!

You can watch the video right here on my blog!

I'm including some close-ups of the project.  It is easy to trim the pieces before they are dry.  I did that with the angel's head which you can see in this photo.

In my video, you will see that I changed the banner pieces.  Here is a close-up of what they look like on the finished project.  I kept them light colored and made them a bit smaller for balance.

Lastly, this photo along with some of the others, shows details of all the processes.  This one is soft and sparkly!

Don't forget to join us on Facebook!  Live with Prima has Changed to Create with Prima!  Look for us in the group section!