Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Planner Dies for Prima

Who thinks that you can only use Prima Planner Dies and accessories for planners?  Not me!  I think that you can use it all for all your paper crafting projects!

I created this card using Prima's Planner Dies and also Prima Planner Washi Sheets.

I love how the dies have the holes included to make them fit perfectly into your planners.  For my card, these holes served as the perfect place to add ribbon to hold the card pieces together.

With Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be great to add a recent photo inside the card.  I just used tape to hold the die where I wanted it to cut.  So easy and a fun way to share a recent picture with Grandmother!

Add a few strips of washi and you have simple and sweet details!

Love these little clips that are part of the Rose Quartz Collection.  These are also so versatile and can be used for everything!!  The sentiment was created using Christine Adolph Rub-on Adhesives and Foils.  Anything goes when you are creating!

As always, I invite you to drop by the Prima Blog to see all the inspiring ideas!


Friday, March 31, 2017

Prima Color Madness with Metallique and Sparks Paint

Ever wonder how mixing Prima Paint with Soft Gel and a bit of water will work?  Well, I did!  I had an idea that I wanted to experiment with so I got out my supplies and started playing.  Let me tell you, I LOVE how the Soft Gel gave the paint texture but still kept the beautiful colors! 

It is really great how this works!  In this close up, you can see how the puddles give a touch of dimension, but still keeps the gorgeous color and sheen of the paint.  

Tip:  I used the tiniest bit of water to help the flow.  Just a few drops at a time.   

I added a Metal Butterfly and a few sparkles to finish off this piece.  Really quick and easy!  The longest part of the entire project was letting it dry! 

For more great ideas, please visit the Prima Blog!  We are wrapping up the March Color Madness and getting ready for April with more beautiful projects to come!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Color Madness with Prima's Opal Magic Paint

Prima's Opal Magic Paint is so much FUN to play with!!!  There are so many ideas running through my head about patterns and this paint!  If you haven't seen it before, what it does is change colors depending on which color your background is.  So fun and easy to get very cool looks!

I created this project using only one color.  I used the Prima Aqua-Rose color.

To create the background, I painted on random polka-dots in different sizes using Prima Black Gesso.  When it was dry, I painted polka-dots that overlapped the black polka dots using Prima Opal Magic Paint.  You can see that where the paint was over white, it looks pink.  Where it's over black, it's aqua!

I didn't stop there, I also painted some black and white straws, a tag and resin keys.  There are seriously so many things that you can color with the Opal Magic!  Best part... you can take a very simple idea, one jar of paint and have a multi colored background.  FUN!

I used a Prima Rose Quartz journal card and new flowers and embellished my project.  Also, those pretty little leather pieces?  They are pencil holder from Prima's Planner collections, but who says that they can't be used on any project?  Anything goes when you love it!

Remember it's March Color Madness at Prima!!  Be sure to stop by the Prima Blog for the details and tons of inspiration!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Prima Coloring Books

Making pretty cards couldn't be easier with Prima's Watercolor Books!  You don't even have to be able to draw!  The images are already created for you.  All you have to do is color, cut and go!

I used Prima's Coloring Book 4 for my cards.

I added some color and texture to my backgrounds using the same yellow paint, stencils and modeling paste.

Adding a few foam dots under the images makes the beautiful flowers really take center stage!  It also allows a great way to layer the ribbon.

Since this was so easy and relaxing, I created a couple of more cards. 

Don't forget to go by the Prima Blog to see what the design team is creating!  This month is Color Madness and there are so many ways to color with Prima!!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Paper Clay Easter with Prima Color Madness

Since it's Color Madness Month at Prima and we are all ready for Spring, what could be a better fit than coloring Easter eggs?  I created these eggs with Christine Adolph and Finnabair stamps and a few cookie cutters.  Coloring them was fun with Prima's Pastel Dreams Watercolor Confections.

After coloring them with lots of colors, I went over each egg with the NEW Prima Wax.  I love how it left the color only in the details of the stamps. 

Of course, I finished it off with lots of Prima flowers!  I added gold accents to the flowers using Prima Metallique paints.  

Head over to the Prima Blog to see all the details about Color Madness at Prima!  There is lots of inspiration and details!  Also, be sure to follow Prima on Social Media!  You want to know when the giveaways are this month!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Live with Prima - Color Madness

Hi everyone!  March is all about Color Madness at Prima!  There are so many ways to color your projects and such a wide range of colors in several mediums.  For today's class, I colored my paper clay project with Color Bloom and Color Bloom 2 Mists.  You can view the video of how this project was created and colored right here on my blog!

Here is the video and I've also include close-ups for reference and details below.

I love the Fall Release IOD Moulds and stamps!  They are perfect for decorating your projects and even making your own piece!

The Color Bloom mists make it easy to color the paper clay.  They also give your projects a beautiful sheen. 

I used just a few colors for this project, but the color range is amazing!  You can create this project in any color to match your personal taste or decor!

Color Bloom 2 Golden Oregano 588854
Color Bloom 2 Brimstone Wings 588861
Color Bloom 2 Pot Marigold 588755
Color Bloom 2 Golden Walnut 588786
Color Bloom 2 Spring Dandelion 588748
Color Bloom Ginger Coral 580285
Color Bloom Tea Stain 573836
IOD Vintage Moulds Fleur 815295
IOD Decor Stamps Letters 815707
Cling Stamp 582715
Paper Clay 814991
3D Gloss Gel 655350
Chalk Edger Knotted Wood 891251

Hope you take a few minutes to watch the video and don't forget to drop by the Prima Blog to see all the happenings with Color Madness at Prima this month!  


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Journal Cover with Memory Hardware

My favorite thing about the Memory Hardware is how beautifully it all goes together!  I was able to create this journal cover using so many different things from Prima's Memory Hardware.  I started out using the brand new Memory Hardware Resin Frame.  These are all so lovely!  I added Memory Hardware Artisan Powder and Metallique Wax Vintage Gold.  

I then started building from there.  I also added Memory Hardware Trims and Fragments.  See what I mean... it all coordinates beautifully!   Of course, I can't quit putting the new crowns on birds!  Such a sweet touch!  I love the new Crowns!!! 

Finally, I finished it off with a Memory Hardware Trinket and some Memory Hardware pearls for the centers!

Memory Hardware  Resin Frame 992866
Memory Hardware French Regalia Crowns 992941
Metallique Wax Vintage Gold963958
Memory Hardware Pearls 991944
Memory Hardware Artisan Powder Antoinette Pink 991678
Memory Hardware Strasbourg Vintage Trinkets 991142
Memory Hardware Remnant Fragments 991982
Memory Hardware Remnant Fragments 991975
Memory Hardware Trim Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace 991050
Memory Hardware Trim Petite Rosette 990459
Watercolor Confections Pastel Dreams 590253
Finnabair Flowers 963255
3D Gloss Gel 961367
Metalliqe Ancient Coin 963057
Biscuit Wax Cord 576820
Stencil 584559

It's all about Memory Hardware on the Prima Blog today!  Be sure to go by to check out what the Design Team has created!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Prima Love Clippings

Since it's Valentine's Day, what better way to celebrate that using Prima's Love Clippings?
I created this layout using it and it's LOVE, for sure!

This collection has a beautiful vintage feel with so many rose gold foiled accents.  It fits perfectly for layouts and so much more!  It's all about Love and that is in style any day of the year!

Layers, Layers, Layers!  I added so many to this layout!  I also love the sentiments that are included in the ephemera and in the collection pads!

Add matching gold accents to the flowers, pulled this together.  I love the look of the edges being colored while keeping the flower color true.

Be sure to go by the Prima Blog!  It's Prima Love today!


Monday, February 13, 2017

New Sparks Paint from Prima

This one was a lot of fun! I had it hidden in a drawer because it was starting to fall apart and have been meaning to fix it up, but hadn't gotten around to it yet.  When I saw the new Prima Sparks from Finnabair, I knew they were perfect for this one!  I also used the new Prima Waxes from Finnabair, too!

The Sparks paints are so shiny and just truly sparkle.  They set perfectly on both the natural elements of this owl and the fabulous Finnabair metal pieces!  I couldn't resist giving this one lots of bling and fun metal elements.  Of course, the eyelashes made from a metal flower that I cut in half are probably my favorite part!  

I added the Prima Wax to the body after painting it with the Prima Sparks.  It gave it lots of visual dimension and kept it from looking flat.

This side view shows the back of the owl's detail.  I was able to pick up a bit of the 'spark' but the photos never do this justice. You can also see more of the metal here, in addition to the flowers that I also altered with the Sparks!  

So, Finnabair and Prima have done it again!  More fabulous products that work for anything, even a broken down owl! 

Be sure to check out the Prima Blog for more ideas, colors and products from Prima's latest releases!


Friday, February 10, 2017

It's Love with Prima

Today on the Prima Blog it's All about LOVE!  I created these little canvases then tied them together with my favorite ribbons.  This idea could easily be done as separate canvases, too!  


I used some of the Prima Paper Clay to make this heart for the "O".  I just rolled out some paper clay with a rolling pin, stamped on it with a Prima Stamp and then cut it out in the shape of a heart. 

I painted the wood alphas with White Gesso, then colored them to match.  I used the same stamp to give them a bit of pattern.  The last thing was Prima WAX!  I can't get enough of this stuff!  All the gold accents on the canvas, wood and paper clay are done using the wax!

To embellish, I used Prima flowers, IOD Moulds and Trim. 

Head over to the Prima Blog to see a TON of ideas that are Love Filled!  There are more to come, too!


New Prima Love Clippings

Of course, I had to make a dress form with the new Prima Love Clippings collection by Frank Garcia!  It has become somewhat of a tradition to make dress forms.  This one went to CHA.  I loved the heavy rose gold accents on this collection.  It made her dress quite formal and shiny!

This one is larger than I usually make.  It is 20" tall! I covered the paper mache form with micro beads and added Metallique paints.  I also used the rose stencil with 3D gloss gel mixed with Prima Mica Powder to add pattern and sheen to the background.

The little Prima Resin frames were such a pretty accent!

The skirt is made of paper with bits of tulle tucked in here and there. I distressed it a bit and added lots of Prima Glass Beads to it, too.

I fussy cut some of the papers and added them for more pattern and dimension.  Of course, the finishing touch was beautiful Prima Flowers!!

Be sure to go by the Prima Blog to see all the new releases!  They are ALL beautiful!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Live with Prima Video Class

Hi y'all!  I had a lot of fun creating this Cork Board using a Prima Frame and LOTS of other Prima products!  My favorite thing about it is that you can customize this to fit perfectly in your own home!

Prima makes so many products and has so many beautiful collections and embellishments that customizing it will be easy and the options endless!

Here is the video.

Here is a close-up for placement reference.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

As always, I invite you to join Live with Prima on Facebook and to follow us on other social media!  Also, don't forget to check out the Prima Blog to see what the Design Team is up to, participate in challenges and be the first to know about Prima's new releases!


New Julie Nutting Dolls and Dies from Prima

Hi!  Today, I'm sharing one of my new Prima Projects that I created using the brand NEW Julie Nutting dolls! This doll reminds me so much of high school and college! Prairie skirts were huge then!  The bigger the skirt, the more pleating or gathers, the better it would look when dancing!  Of course, we wore them with boots, too!

If you look at this angle, you can see all the dimension.  The skirt was cut out in sections and then layered.  Since I'm from Texas, the sentiment was obvious!  :)  I also added some rope, stars and of course, NEW Prima Flowers! 

Something else... there are dies for this doll!!!  Be sure to go to Prima's Blog to see all the different new dolls!