Color Philosophy Inks

Prima has a brand new ink line called Color Philosophy. The colors are amazing and the selection of colors will keep you in crafting heaven.

My Prima Planner - In the Moment

Here is my "In the Moment" planner all dolled up for January.

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My Prima Planners

Have you gotten your new My Prima Planner? They are absolutely amazing!

Frank Garcia's Memory Hardward

I created a lovely photo album using Prima's Memory Hardware journal. Click the "read more" tab to see the entire album.

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Christine Adolph Stamps

I love to use stamping to add interest and texture to my crafting projects. I will be sharing my latest project using Prima's new Christine Adolph stamps.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Simple Elegance

Hello everyone,

Today I created a simple yet beautiful card perfect for any occasion.  I used my Sizzix embossing folder to create the beautiful embossed design which really makes the card elegant. 

The butterflies were stamped using Unity Stamp's "Perfect the Way You Are" stamp. I absolutely love this new stamp set designed by Tanis Geisbrecht.

Supply List

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Stamp:  Unity Stamp Company
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments:  Foam Squares, Ribbon, Sizzix Embossing Folder

Thanks for joining me today.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Just Because

Fall mornings…I love them! The air is crisp and clean and the leaves are slowly beginning to turn. The beautiful papers from SEI’s Moonrise collection have really put me in the mood for cider and pumpkin bread.

Create a 5 x 6 1/2  card base.
Cut 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 piece from patterned paper, adhere to card base.
Cut three  1 1/2 x 4 1/4 strips from brown patterned paper. Adhere to the center of card.
Cut three 1 1/4 x 4 strips from geometric patterned paper, ink edges, adhere to brown mats.
Cut two borders using scallop die. Ink edges, adhere together, adhere to card.
Apply fabric border across card just above the green scallops.
Cut two labels and emboss. Apply Spiced Marmalade ink using blending tool.
Stamp sentiment
Adhere labels using foam squares.
Air brush flowers with Copic marker.
Adhere three small leaves to the left of labels
Tie a bow ribbon, adhere behind flowers.

Stamp: Outlines Rubber Stamp
Ink: Tsukinkeo - Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers – YR04; Ranger Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
Patterned Paper: SEI Moonrise Collection
Embellishments: Prima – flowers, leaves; Spellbinders – Labels 4; Michael’s - Ribbon; QuicKutz – Scallop Border Die; Fabric Border; Copic Airbrush System ABS-1N 

Thanks for joining me today.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Moonrise - SEI

Have you ever seen a paper collection and instantly fell in love?  That is what happened to me when I saw SEI's new Moonrise collection at my local scrapbook store Scrapdoodles.  The colors are the most wonderful mix of orange, gold, green and brown...the perfect recipe for fall. 

1.  Create a 5 x 6 1/2 card base from cream cardstock.
2.  Cut a 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 piece from brown paper, adhere to card base.
3.  Cut a 2 x 5 1/2 strip of orange metallic patterned paper, adhere to left side of card.
4.  Cut a 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 strip of brown, adhere to orange metallic paper.
5.  Cut a 1 1/2 x 5 strip of geometric patterned paper, ink edges, adhere to brown strip.
6.  Cut a large orange flower from patterned paper adhere to card.
7.  Stamp sentiment on green paper, adhere to brown paper and adhere to card using foam squares.
8.  Add crystals to top right corner of card.

Stamp:  Stampin' Up - Holiday Best
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade
Card Base: Michael's Crafts
Patterned Paper:  SEI Moonrise Collection Assortment Pack
Crystals: Kaiser Scrapbook - Green

Thanks for joining me today.


Monday, September 6, 2010

The Color Room

Is this beautiful or what?  This is a short, but sweet post to let you know that I just became a member over at The Color Room.  They have the most amazing color palettes and they are so inspiring.  Each week they feature a beautiful new palette and sketch.  I can't wait to get started creating.  If you have time drop by and check them out.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Warm Memories – Mini Album

This is a fun little mini I created using the Bo Bunny Cascading Chipboard Album. The cascading pages allow you to see each beautiful piece of patterned paper. I love the versatility of this album because it allows me to add or delete pages. Scrapbooks Plus has a great selection of mini albums in different shapes, sizes and materials. I consider it my one-stop-shop!

The Cover

One of my favorite types of flowers comes from Bazzill. Their grosgrain flowers are stunning. I added Cinammon Stickles to the middle of each to match the book. I attached the flowers to the patterned paper using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Painted my staples using my Copic Markers, then I placed them in the stapler. You will see how I used the staples on the next few pages.

The scallops were made using my EK Success punch. This punch also embosses while it punches which is terrific. I added a ribbon from Webster’s Pages and finished the page off with a chipboard sticker from the Apple Cider collection.

I love using the family themed tags from 7 Gypsies. I used them last month in my Tim Holtz family album and thought they would also be great for this album. I am a big fan of Tattered Angels glimmer chips. I used the dragonfly from the Nature collection. I used Glimmer Glam from Ranger Ink to give a subtle shine to the dragonfly.

The beautiful tag was made by my daughter. She loves Tim Holtz and made this tag last year after seeing a demonstration at the Great American Scrapbook Convention. I added the ribbon so that you could see it from the front of the book when it is closed.

Kaisercraft has the most fabulous mini envelopes! I used one on this page and surrounded it with Stickles. I left the right side empty to allow for numerous photos or momentos.

The chipboard pumpkin was painted using chalk ink and a light spray of gold glimmer mist.  The butterfly is from K and Company as well as the "Laughter" sticker.  On the right side I used Kaisercraft envelopes and a beautiful fall wreath from Jolee's.

Thanks for joining me today.