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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Monday, October 10, 2016

Black, Gray and Dusty Rose! Card Tutorial

Black, gray and dusty rose...what better color combination is there?  I used loads of lovely layers and textures to create my card.  I mixed patterned paper and embellishments from the "Rossibelle" and "Salvage District" collections which coordinate beautifully.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oh My Vintage Heart! Weekly Planner Spread

Anyone who has followed me in my crafting journey knows that I started with vintage photos and projects of my family.  I love all forms and genres of crafting, scrapbooking and planning but my all time love is everything vintage!  The cooler weather and beautiful fall colors inspired me to create a vintage theme for the month of October.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone that entered the giveway.  The winner by random drawing is Docerela!  Please send me your address by clicking on the "Contact" button at the top of my blog page.

Thanks for visiting with me today.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Prima Planner Pages, Tutorial and Giveaway!

Hello and welcome!

I hope you all have been having fun seeing all of the new My Prima Planner goodies here and on Instagram.  I am having a little giveaway, open to everyone, in celebration of the upcoming release.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

Heaven Sent Canvas - My Pinspiration!

We were asked to pick one of our favorite images from Pinterest to serve as our "Pin"-spiration for a project.  I absolutely love searching Pinterest for gorgeous photos and inspiration.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

My Prima Planner Instagram Hop!

Happy Friday!

My Prima Planner's Instagram Hop is going on now! We have an AMAZING design team that we want you to meet, so hop around, like their pages, and leave them some love. When you get back to the My Prima Planner IG page just add a comment and you will be entered in for a daily prize! The hop only lasts Friday and Saturday, so don't delay!

Here is the hop list for you:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My Prima Planner Design Team!

I am excited to announce that I am now a member of the My Prima Planner design team. I never would have guessed that I would have fallen in love all over again with planning.  I have been a planner since high school (many, many, many) years ago and it is so exciting to see how this practice has spread.
They asked us a few questions for the blog, so I thought I would share them here with you.

Q: What is your favorite new planner design from My Prima Planners?
A: It is so hard to choose a favorite because they are all so gorgeous.  It is a tie between the Frank Garcia with that gorgeous dashboard and the “In the Moment” planners.
Q: When did you first start doing planners? 
A: I have done planners in one form or another for over 30 years. I can remember looking forward to each new year so that I could get a new mini calendar from Hallmark when I was a teen. It has been exciting to see this community grow so rapidly over the last few years. 
Q: How many planners do you REALLY own? 
A: I currently own 8 planners.  It took a while to find “planner peace” lol…..Oh heck, who am I kidding, I just love collecting them!  I like to switch out my inserts and place them in the planner I happen to love that week.
Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of? 
A: It has to be washi tape.  I use it, but not as fast as I hoard it. I recently bought four of one design of washi so that I never run out of it.  I will use one roll and hoard the rest.  Such an addiction!
Thanks for visiting with me today. Please leave me a comment to let me know how you enjoyed your visit.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Prima Planner Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone!

It has been quite an exciting week with the kick-off of the new My Prima Planners.  I thought I would share a peek of some of the gorgeous accessories that will be available, along with the planner, at the end of October.

Thanks for visiting with me today.


Monday, September 12, 2016

My Prima Planner Kick-Off!

Hop on over to the Prima blog and social media sites beginning Monday, September 12th-23rd to see the new planners, blog hops, surprises and more!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Week 36 Planner Spread

Just sharing my planner spread using the beautiful August box from TwoLilBeesCo on Etsy.  This kit was beautifully assembled using stickers from TwoLilBeesCo, an antique chair clip from Posh Pieces and Washi Tape from Simply Gilded.

Monday, September 5, 2016

September Challenges - Prima Card & Tag Sketch

The Prima Cards & Tags sketch for September is awesome!  You can use the sketch for ANY project, although they are perfect for cards and tags, (fondly referred to as CAT.)  I used the beautiful "Heaven Sent" collection to turn the sketch into reality.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Julie Nutting - New Dies

I used the new Julie Nutting “Valentina” metal dies to trim my stamped doll image perfectly! These dies make it quick and easy and are perfect for those who do not like to fussy cut images..  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Week 30 - Mint and Peach Floral Planner Spread

One of the prettiest color combinations has to be mint and peach.  I have found myself unconsciously buying more and more of these gorgeous colors, especially washi tape.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Vintage Emporium Card and Tutorial

I love everything vintage so it was a natural choice for me to create a sweet vintage inspired card using the "Vintage Emporium" collection.    

Monday, August 8, 2016

Planner Spread - Week 31

Hello everyone!

Sharing my planner spread from last week.  It was pretty quiet, but then again, most of my weeks are quiet.  My daughter is now an adult so I don't have all of the running around that I used to have when she was younger.  All of my little pets are now doing beautifully so we didn't have any vet appointments this week.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creating in Faith - Faith Journaling Spread

Good Sunday afternoon!

Just popping in to say hello and share a faith journaling page I created using the "Creating in Faith" line from Prima and Jamie Dougherty.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Color Crush Planner Layout - Week 30

Hello Everyone and welcome to week 30!

Can you believe that next week is August?!!!! Whew, the summer is flying by.

I decided to update my planner and give it a fresh, new look.  I have so many beautiful stamps, papers and ephemera that I haven't used in ages so I brushed the dust off and put them to work!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Watercolor Tag

I have become a huge watercolor fan in the last few months.  Not since elementary school have I had such fun with paints.  I have always loved acrylics, but I think I have a new favorite!

I have been using Prima's Watercolor Pencils which offer beautiful, pigment filled colors.  I also love the tin that stores the pencils.   

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Prima's Sweet Peppermint and Holiday Trims

Prima has been sharing sneak peeks of their new collections and I am loving the new "Sweet Peppermint" collection and new holiday trims.  I used the snowglobe stamp and die set to create the focal point of my card.  Using the snowglobe die I created a window to use as a shaker which I filled with sequins and glitter.  

Monday, July 18, 2016

The New Prima "Rossi Belle" Collection

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The new Rossi Belle collection has an absolutely gorgeous color palette and imagery which I used as inspiration for my card design. I added loads of dimension to my card using new Prima flowers and sweet embellishments from the “Rossi Belle” collection.  

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sweet Peppermint Watercolor Card

Sweet Peppermint is a new collection, created by Frank Garcia for Prima!! This gorgeous collection features beautiful mints, pinks, and muted reds to give your Christmas projects and layouts a fresh twist on vintage.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Prima's 30 Day Watercolor Challenge - Coloring Book Page

I am using Day 12 of the 30 Day Watercolor Challenge as my inspiration. This page is from the Watercolor Coloring Book - 8x10. I used Watercolor Confections - Decadent Pies and Watercolor Pencils - The Basics. I added a different quote to the center of my page "Believe You Can and Your're Halfway There"

Friday, July 8, 2016

Julie Nutting New Release "Bootiful"


The new Julie Nutting stamps offer beautiful range of Halloween themed images.  I used the “Bootiful” cling stamp to serve as the focal point of my mixed media tag. Her dress was cut from paper in the new Rossi Belle collection.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Prima's New Confetti Dies and Rossi Belle Collections!

For all of us who love shaker cards, you will love the new dies from Prima that allow you to create your own confetti.  Here is a look at a fun shaker card I created using the new "Flowers" Confetti die.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mojo Monday 455 - "Enjoy Your Day"

Mojo Monday - The Blog

Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I played along with the ladies over at the Mojo Monday challenge site.  I found time in the day to create a bright and cheerful card using the current sketch.

I flipped the sketch upside down to create my card.....

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prima Design Team 2016 - 2017!

I just wanted to share that I am a member of the 2016-2017 design team.  I am honored to have been selected to be a part of the Prima design team for another term.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Touch of Spring Mini Album

The Songbird collection is probably one of my most favorite Prima collections ever!  I love birds and when I saw all the soft pretty images, I knew these gorgeous papers would be perfect for my mini album.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Prima and Chameleon Pens - Day 2!


Welcome to day 2 of the Prima and Chameleon Pens event.  

I used a combination of patterned paper and pens to create my “Mindy” image.  I decided to add color to the resin butterfly using Chameleon pen color BL3 – Sky Blue.  The pen went on easily and added just the right finishing touch.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Prima and Chameleon Pens - Day 1!

You know what goes hand in hand? Chameleon Pens + Prima's Stamps! It's always fun to share another friendly company with fabulous products with you. Prima has paired up today to bring you a wonderful feature with Julie Nutting stamps brilliantly colored with Chameleon Pens! This is a two-part series, so make sure you check back for part two coming tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Today I am sharing my last project as a member of the 2015-16 Graphic 45 design team.  This team is near and dear to my heart and I will be staying with them as a special project designer so you will see more projects to come.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stay Inspired with Graphic 45

My favorite Graphic 45 staple has to be the wonderful collection of ivory tags.  I use them in layouts, altered projects and tag albums.  Today I am sharing a tag duo which features detailed cut images and my favorite medium of liquid pearls.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

There are Better Things Ahead Card

I love using the Creating in Faith line to create cards.  I used the "Better" cling stamp to create the sentiment for my card.  I used colored pencils to coordinate the stamp to my patterned papers and flowers.  I added a brad and crystals with the floral cluster to add dimension to the design.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Perfect! Julie Nutting's Camille

I used the new Salvage District collection to serve as a backdrop for this gorgeous “Camille” stamp by Julie Nutting.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Ladies' Diary Tag with Tutorial

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a tag that I created using the beautiful “A Ladies’ Diary” Paper Crafting set by Graphic 45.  

Friday, May 6, 2016

Prima Design Team Call 2016-2017!

It has been an absolutely wonderful year with the Prima design team.  The year has flown by so quickly.  The experience has been amazing and the talent and kindness I have encountered leaves me speechless.  I am going to give it a whirl and try again to have the opportunity to join the 2016-17 team. I have gathered a few of my favorite projects to share to show a bit of my craft style.

Adore You

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  This layout was created using the Mon Amour collection by Graphic 45.  I love this collection and it's color palette.  I love the color combo of black and pink and this collection has plenty of it!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May's Prima Product Pick

The gorgeous product pick for this month served as my inspiration for this sweet Springtime birdcage.  I created a custom topper for the birdcage using an IOD Vintage Art Decor Mould - Baroque 3 and paper clay.  I filled the inside of the cage with painted eggs and added layers of flowers in the beautiful springtime color palette.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Prima's New Quote Stencils

I absolutely love the chalkboard trend that we see everywhere today.  This surface has jumped off of the classroom walls into my heart!  I used the beautiful new "Family is a Gift" stencil to create a custom chalkboard wall hanging using a chalkboard plaque from my local craft store.  

Décor Stencils: "Décor Stencils are going to open up a whole new creative world for you! Use on our watercolor panels, watercolor papers, or Carte Blanche wood plaques for delightful pieces in your style and in your colors! Your design will be absolutely beautiful!"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Communique Square Tag and Pocket Album

I love to alter books and the Square Kraft Tag & Pocket Album is my favorite thus far!  It has lots of pockets for tags, photos, keepsakes and more!  I adorned the outside of the book with images from the “Communique” Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  I added rose trim to the spine of my book.  I used a colored spray to change the color of the trim from white to black.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

April Showers with Prima!

There is lots of Springtime inspiration over on the Prima blog today.  I created these bright and sunny tags to welcome Spring...even though it's still a bit chilly.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Altered Mini Rocker Tutorial

This is probably my favorite altered project to date!  I used the gorgeous "Gilded Lily" collection by Graphic 45 to altered this fabulous thrift store find.  On a recent trip to one of our local thrift stores, I found an old mini rocking chair that had definitely seen better days. I thought it would be fantastic to breathe new life into this piece.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Prima's April Build-a-Page Sketch

The build-a-page sketch for April is now live on the Prima blog and it is absolutely amazing! While this is not a card sketch, I used it as inspiration to create a pair of layered cards.

Take a look at this gorgeous sketch:

Friday, March 25, 2016

Once Upon a Time - Altered Box


Graphic 45 box staples are perfect for creating trinket boxes and much, much more!  I decided to add a bit of whimsy by adding a glass dome.  I placed chipboard and images from the “Enchanted Forest” collection inside of the dome to create a 3-D scene.