Friday, July 7, 2017

Favorite Color with Prima

Today on the Prima Blog, it's all about some of the designer's favorite colors.  My favorite color is blue which is perfect for the most current Prima Collection St. Tropez.  This collection has a lot of different shades of blue and is terrific for scrapbooking your favorite tropical photos!


I've been busy scrapbooking some of my daughter's vacation photos.  I love how well this collection works with them!  The flowers are beautiful and the chipboard has so many fun elements to coordinate.

I used a lot of techniques from my most recent Live with Prima Video for this page, too!  You can see the video here:  Message in a Bottle Canvas Tutorial





Be sure to go by the Prima Blog to see more from the Design Team!


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I Scream, You Scream for Ice Cream!

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate all things ice cream!  At Prima we were challenged to use Prima  products to create Ice Cream Cones.   How FUN!  So, I got busy with some of my favorite Prima and got to creating!!

Here is what I came up with: 


If you follow me, you know I LOVE paper clay and the IOD Moulds!  I rolled out some paper clay, stamped it and then formed it to make the cone and wafer for my project.  I used the new IOD Medallion mould for the 'cherry on top'!


After stenciling and using watercolors to get my base complete. I cut a small foam ball in half and added Prima's boxed flowers for a fluffy ice cream cone.  
Tip:  I used gold tipped pins and glue to attach the flowers to the foam ball.

  

The little resin bees from Prima are so sweet and I loved adding one to the cone and using one for the sentiment.  Get it?  Bee Sweet?  

As always, I invite you to the Prima blog to see what the rest of the team came up with!  There are so many sweet Ice Cream projects!!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

LWP Video Class - St. Tropez Collection

The Live with Prima Team decided to use the St. Tropez Collection this month!  It was so fun to see how we all used it differently.  My project is a 12x12 Canvas that features a photo of my daughter and a message in a bottle.  My favorite color is blue, so I really played up the blue on this project.  It also fits the photo perfectly!


You can watch the video right here!

For this one, I want to point out that I tried to include every step.  Normally, I have done the project ahead of time and you miss a lot of the back and forth of design choices. So many times, I have tried to explain that there is a lot of adding or taking things off as I design.   For classes, I and other teachers, have already thought out, created, moved things, etc. before you ever see the project or take the class. For this project, there is so much movement to the paint that it was the perfect project to show you that although it was fine without the last few additions of more paint, etc., adding those final details really finished it and I am happier with the design.  Would love to hear what you think!




When you watch the video, you will see that I used a lot of Prima Snowflake paste.  In addition to being so sparkly and perfect for winter themed projects, it also worked perfectly with this piece to give the look of sparkly beach foam! It's always fun to think outside the box!


I didn't put a real message in my bottle, but think I need to go back and do that!  It would be fun to include it, just in case someone opens it someday!


Make sure to see what the other teachers did with the St. Tropez collection!   Everyone had such beautiful projects!  Don't forget to join us on Facebook!  And, as always, I invite you to the Prima Blog to see what the design team is creating!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My Favorite Prima

Like most people, I first fell in love with Prima for their flowers! They, of course, continue to be my favorite Prima Product, but... there are so many more products to love with Prima!

My favorite thing about Prima is how many products that they now have.  There are so many mixed media, painting, waxes, etc. that make anything possible!
 

I created this little jewelry box using some of my favorite flowers from the CHA release.  I also used some of the new IOD Moulds for my base.    The best part of the IOD Moulds, not including the gorgeous designs, is that they can be used again and again!


Be sure to stop by the Prima Blog to see some of the other DT Member's favorite things!
 
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Julie Nutting and Finnabair Gesso for Michaels Stores

I made this with one of the stamps that are at Michaels plus a lot more goodies from Michaels.   The chalkboard, flowers and ribbons all came from Michaels, too!
 

I stamped and embossed the Julie Nutting Doll on black cardstock.  It's a fun way to spruce up a chalkboard.  I love the way the bright flowers really show up on the completely black and white background.  

 A fun tip... I had no idea that you could use the Prima Black Gesso for chalkboards! Works like a charm to fix any boo boos!


These Prima Products are now available in Michaels!  Be sure to look for them at your local store!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quick Gift Wrap with Julie Nutting Stamps

Need some quick gift wrap?  Just pull out your Julie Nutting Stamps, some paint and matching ribbon and you are good to go!  I used some white wrap that I picked up at Michaels for $2!  Butcher paper would work, too! 


Tip:  Stamp before wrapping.  Your will thank me for this tip!  :)  I did all the stamping and painting before I wrapped... the second time.  lol


I'm all about the wrapping when giving gifts and this was so cute and easy!  This stamp is from one of the planner stamp sets, but for larger packages, the large Julie Nutting Stamps would be fabulous!!




Be sure to stop by Michaels this week to find the stamps and other Prima Goodies!

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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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