Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WOW Embossing UK and UmWOW Studio Blog Hop

Hello everyone! This is a project that I made for the WOW Embossing UK and UmWow Studio Blog Hop going on this week. For my project I made a layout with a photo from my nephew's wedding this May. I used lots of UmWow chippies and WOW powders. I also used an UmWow stencil on the background.

I used two colors of lavendar on the swirls, and added floral elements in lavendar and white.

I used the diamond stencil with lavendar ink in different areas of my background. I used the blue powder on the little chippie bird and added a tiny pearl for the eye!

I used three colors of green powder on the greenery chippies! I love the shimmer of the glitter! And the chippies are so pretty!

I added a tag with the journaling and some twine with a few pearls for the finishing touch.

Here you can see that I also used the diamond stencil and ink on a lavendar strip of paper as an element. I also added a small amount of lace trim.

WOW Embossing Products Used:
Metallic Lilac Ultra High powder WD02UH
Opaque astel Purple regular powder WM04R
Opaque Primary Frozen regular WK14R
Primary Lucious Lime powder WH09R
Mint Mojito Embossing glitter WS60R
Sensational Sage powder

UmWow Products Used:
 Harlequin mask 
 swallows chipboard 
 leaf stems chipboard 
 Flourishes Two chipboard 

Friday, June 19, 2015

HUGE news!!!!!! I'm so excited to share!



First of all: a special THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who applied! We were humbled beyond words to see so many talented people apply for our design team. Your creativity, beautiful projects, and sweet words about our company are all appreciated so much.
We know that along with the excitement for the new team there will be some disappointment too...and we hurt right along with you. If there was ANY way we could add everyone who applied to the team we would do it in a heartbeat! So please know we appreciate YOU. We love seeing your work, we know you put yourself out there, and we THANK for it.  We will always consider ALL of you as part of our Prima family!
So, after spending hundreds of hours going through gorgeous design team applications, poring over blogs filled with beautiful projects, and repeating this process multiple times, we FINALLY have our new team narrowed down! Please help us give these designers the warmest welcome ever. (Click on their blog links for a wonderful creative journey around the world.)

Ania's Blog:

What's your favorite color?  For many years it was a white and navy and now I love all shades of gray, black, yellow and gold :)

What's your favorite movie?  I don’t have one favorite. I like dramas, comedies, and cartoons for children. Currently I watch, with my kids, "Transformers" all the time. You know ... day after day! :)



Tell us your favorite thing about living in your country, Sweden! Sweden is a beautiful country with lots of things to see and experience.
If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would you go? Thailand – love the friendly people and the beautiful landscape and beaches.

  1. CĂ©line's Blog:
  • Tell us your favorite thing about living in your country, France? The food, I really like french food, all types of bread, pastries, cheeses, and wine! :)
  • If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would you go? USA of course, I had the chance to live 2 years in Florence KY, and I miss so much my friends !
Evgenia's Blog:
  • What's your favorite color? Any shade of turquoise!
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  • If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would you go? New Zealand, read so much about it, saw millions of photos, and I know, one day, I will make this dream trip a reality!
Fran's Blog:
What's your favorite color? I love so many colors, but, if I had to pick, it would have to be turquoise.

What is one food you cannot eat? There's a few, lol, but I'm not really too keen on meat.

What is your favorite Prima product: I adore ALL Prima flowers but particularly the vines as I love leaves too!  I find myself drawn to the smaller blooms of 2 inches or less as they are so easy to cluster!! 
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?  I could go on vacation anywhere it would be to Poland!  The country looks so beautiful, the buildings in the old towns look so intricate & the Polish people I have met online are the most creative, friendly, resourceful & genuine people I have ever met.


Irina's Blog:

Tell us your favorite thing about living in your country, Russia? Oh, it's difficult.  Each country is special in its own way. I love my country, because there is snow! That's for sure! I love our snowy New Year, family traditions and gifts under the Christmas tree))

What is your favorite Prima product ever? Flowers of course! I like the different elements, but it's my love. I have an incredible amount of Prima flowers! As soon as I see them just want to create. They always give me inspiration!

  1. Jessy's Blog:
  • What's your favorite movie? I love movies but I have not been watching movies in the cinema for the past 2 years. One of my favourite movies will be "Ever After". I love romantic-chick-flick-comedy kinda movies. 
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  • What music do you listen to when you scrap? I enjoy listening to praise & worship songs. And I do listen to current hit songs too, my current fave is Lay Me Down by Sam Smith. 

What is one food I cannot eat? Seafood, which is quiet sucky, as I am the only one in my family that cannot eat it and everyone around you while eating it makes it look like it tastes so good.
What is my favorite color? I love all things pink, seriously who wouldn't. Even though I am quiet a tomboy it all still comes back to pink. :)


What are your favorite colors? My favorite colors green and yellow!

What are your favorite Prima products?  Of course, everything!

What is your favorite Prima product: I LOVE the Songbird Collection! It's soft and sweet with beautiful graphics.
What is your favorite color? Pastels speak to me, but I also love pops of bold, bright happy colors...and gold! Everything is better with a touch of gold.


What is your favorite Prima product ever? VINES! Any and all of them, but in particular the summer carnation ones. :) I love how a vine can just pull any project together and make it look polished and perfect!

What's your favorite movie? Very tough one, but time to let the inner geek out! Currently my favorite movie is "Interstellar." I LOVE all things outer space. And of all time- the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and all of the Harry Potter movies. :) Told ya, big geek! haha!

What is your favorite Prima product: My favorite Prima product ever is the versatile and beautiful Prima resin embellishments. A resin embellishment can add that extra special touch to any project.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? If I could go anywhere in the world, I would love to take a trip back to Paris. There is so much history, architecture and culture to absorb, it seems as though one can never have enough time to take it all in.
What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. I absolutely LOVE Patrick Swayze and there is just something about this movie that gets me! I just love everything about it.
If you could go anywhere where would you go? If I could go anywhere in the world on vacation it would be a tropical island somewhere. Not a tourist spot, just secluded, but with food of course!!! Just sandy white beaches, sparkling blue water, warm ocean breezes and my entire family!! I would want my kids and grandkids to be there too. And I would want to stay for at least 2 weeks!


Riikka's Blog:

Tell us your favorite thing about living in your country, Finland! I love the big change in the seasons! The winters are cold and dark and when the light starts to increase when spring arrives we Finns go crazy! The first sunny day in spring, no matter what the temperature is, you can see Finns crowding the terraces in shorts. Our summers are warm (not hot) but what's the best is the amount of light!
What is your favorite Prima product ever? Just one? That's hard! But I guess I'd have to go with stamps as they are so versatile. I really love the new Finnabair stamps and my favorite of those is "Messy" (961893).
What's your favorite color?  Blue
If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would you go?  Rome


What is your favorite Prima product ever? My favorite Prima products are ALL of the flowers.  I have never seen a flower in all of Prima's collections that I didn't love!  Each one has it's own personality and I have even created layouts using flowers as my inspiration. 
What music do you listen to when you scrap? I love all kinds of music.  My iPod has an eclectic mix of music from Beethoven to Rap.  I would have to say that when I scrap I love to listen to instrumental music.  My creativity flows when I have a soft melody surrounding me.
What is your favorite color?  MY fave color- mint green!
What is your favorite Prima product ever? Those fancy packs of die-cut note cards!

What is one food you cannot eat? Bugs. I don’t want to eat bugs. I don’t care how delicious they are, I am just really scared of bugs, dead or alive.
What’s your favorite Prima product ever? Oh dear, I want to say everything. But, if I have to choose, I am gonna go with the resin and metal embellishments. They are just so unique and definitely cannot find anything like them. So are the papers, flowers, and everything Prima.. See? I can’t make a choice. lol!
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  2. Tiffany's Blog:
  • What is one food you cannot eat? I cannot eat Sushi. California rolls, yes but raw fish I can not do. (kind of ironic since I'm Japanese.) 
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  • If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would you go? I would love to visit Greece. It is so beautiful.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sweet Happiness (Sharing some BoBunny!)

I've had this picture for a while now, but never had the right paper to scrap it. I ordered Bo-Bunny's Rose Cafe collection from and it was perfect for the prized photo!!! The blues and yellows were perfect!

I used lots of layers because all of the papers are so pretty!!!! I slight distressed and inked the edges of most of the layers.

I stamped some leaves and cut them out. I made the yellow blooms by layering some from my stash.

I layered two pieces of the Chipboard Layered pieces for my title.

I used pieces from the Ephemera pack as well as more buttons!

Products Used:
Bo Bunny Rose Cafe -
Layered Chipboard Stickers
Bistro Paper
Heirloom Paper
Dot Paper
Fresco Paper
Misc. blooms

I hope you enjoyed seeing my page! I had a lot of fun creating it! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate your time!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WeR Memory Keepers Layout!!!

Our precious little Ava is 3 months old now!!! She is growing so fast, seems like yesterday she was coming home from the hospital. I wanted to create a fun page for this sweet little picture so I chose my WeR Memory Keepers Chalkboard collection, the colors were perfect and the patterns are just plain fun! 

I added some "faux-stitching" with my Zig markers and added a few buttons and fussy cut some flowers from the paper.

I used foam dots and popped up the cut out flowers for dimension. Added some floral buttons from my stash.

Here you can see some of the embellies and the faux-stitching. I love the fun designs on the papers in this collection.

This page was really fun to create, and is was quick to come together. Sometimes I get so busy creating for my design teams I forget how much fun it is to scrap just for me!!!

Thanks for dropping by, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit!!!

Products used:
Watercolor paper
Sketchbook paper
Ombre paper
Chevron paper
Collage paper
Doodlebug Designs alpha stickers
buttons, pearls, ribbon

Friday, May 8, 2015

Almost Two!!!

Our sweet little Kinsey Grace will be 2 years old in June. The time has flown by. Seems like it was yesterday she just came home!!! This is a picture that was taken not long ago and it shows how much she has grown up!

I used lots of blooms and Prima goodies for this one. I used the Optimist and Anna Marie collections, they mix well and came in the Prima March "Special Delivery" box!!!

Here are some close-ups.

I used some resin corners that I had in my stash too. And some leaves.

I used these cute alphas, they reminded me of something for a child!

I love the colors of these gorgeous blooms!

I used the little alphas to make a "monogram" of her initials on top of the photo.

This was a fun layout to do and it came together really quickly! I used a truck that Delaina Burns told me about for dimension, instead of wasting a lot of foam dots on large items I used a piece of cardboard from a box! I always have them laying around! (Thanks Delaina!)

Thank you so much for dropping by for a visit, I really appreciate each and every one who drops by, whether you leave a comment or not, thanks so much!!!!!

Supplies used:

Prima Optimist collection - Flair Buttons
Prima Optimist collection - Perfect paper
Prima Optimist collection - Magnitude paper
Prima Optimist collection - 6x6 paper pad
Prima Optimist collection - Sticky tabs
Prima Anna Marie collection - Sewing Basket paper
Prima Anna Marie collection - Eloise paper
Prima Anna Marie collection - Nightingale paper
Prima Alphablends alphas
Prima Architecture collection resin embellishments - Old Church Window
Prima Labelle Cerise flowers
Miscellaneous blooms & leaves
Scor-Tape adhesive