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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Monday, May 15, 2017

Video Tutorial for Prima and Michaels Stores


Have you heard?  Prima is going to be in Michaels Stores?  So exciting, especially, for those of us who don't have a LSS!  Michaels will soon have Prima Gesso, so I created a project using just the Black and White Gesso.  After some requests, I created a video of how I did it!  You don't have to be a painter to do this!   If you can paint an imperfect circle and leaves, you've got this! 
 

 You can see the video right here, too!



Here is a close-up of the top.  :)


 And one of the side views!


Hope you will give this a try!  If you do, I would love to see it!  Be sure to start looking at Michaels on May 25 when the Prima Products will be showing up in stores! 


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Butterfly Canvas for Live with Prima

It's time for my new Live with Prima video!  As you probably know, I like to turn my canvases over and use the back of them.  For this project, I wanted to mix it up and build upward on my canvas.    You can see the video below with complete instructions on how I created this canvas.


You can watch the video here:



Here is a close up of the new Memory Hardware frame.  I love these things!  Also, the video includes directions for how I colored it with Prima's new Waxes from Finnabair! 


Be sure to go by the Prima Blog to see all the wonderful inspiration there! 


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Framed Spring Wreath for Live with Prima

It's always fun coming up with ideas for Live with Prima.  I love home decor and I also love things that can be customized to fit into any home.  This one easily works with any colors you might want to use!  

 

Here is the video that shows exactly how I created this.  Of course, if you have questions, just ask!  I'm always happy to explain further.


These tiny pots are so cute!!  I knew when I had this idea, that I had to include some!  Of course, I had to alter them a bit and that is all included in the video.


This is the first time that I've used the Prima Gold Crackle Paste and I think it's awesome!  Trust me, you will be seeing this again on my projects!  It's the perfect combination of shiny and distressed!  LOVE it!


One more close up for placement and details.  :)


As always, I invite you to check out the Prima Blogprima.typepad.com lots of ideas, inspiration and all the latest news!  Be sure to look for the Live with Prima group on Facebook, too!   We would love to have you!

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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!

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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!
 
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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!


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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!!

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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!

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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!  

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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!

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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!

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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!

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