Monday, September 28, 2015

Anna Griffin New Cricut Content!!!!

Today I want to share some projects I did for Anna's latest HSN appearance. These are using her new Cricut content "Anna's Christmas Cards & Embellishments". These images are absolutely gorgeous. And when you pair them with some of the pretty Glitter paper it makes amazing and sparkly Christmas projects!

First are a couple of layouts. The background die-cut mats, the holly and poinsettas and even the sentiment are all from the content.

This is another layout. The die-cut mat and pretty pine cone embellishments are also from the content.

For this one, I did a card to match the layout to show the versatility of the images, and the different sizes you can make them.
One last layout, I loved how the pink with the red turned out! The background die-cut, the holly leaves and ornaments are all from the content.

I also did a card to match this one!!!

I hope you check out this new cartridge and content. And check out all the other new Anna Griffin products on HSN. And don't forget she has more shows on HSN coming up in October! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Prima Palette Markers Versatility

Today I want to share a  project using Prima's Palette Markers. I have used them in several different ways for this. I love the vibrant colors you get with these markers. This is a layout that I did with a photo of our sweet little Granddaughter. I wanted to keep the colors lighter. I used the Palette Markers on the stamped bird and flowers and also on the diamond strip of paper.

I mixed Golden Chalk Board paint with Light Texture Paste and applied it to the stencil on the background paper. Using the light green, yellow and blue markers I made the diamond patterned stip of paper.

I used Royal Menagerie papers, blooms and embellishments on this page, the colors are so pretty and I love the blue and yellow together. I used foam dots under the little berries and colored blooms.

Here you can see a close-up of the bird. I used the light colors of blue, green and yellow on the bird, along with the orange from the Auburn collection for hte beak and feet!

The Royal Menagerie flowers are all so pretty, I love them all, and I colored the stamped images to match as closely as I could.

Here are a few more close-ups.

I loved working with these markers. I have used them before with the little Julie Nutting doll stamps, but they really do work for lots of things!!! I will be using them a lot more in the future!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it!!!

Prima Products used 
Chalk Edger - Coldsfoot - 891299
Chalk Edger - Turquoise Stone - 891343
6x6 Stencil - Poppies - 580019
Paper Clips - 582746
Tags & Tags Resist Patterns - 582814
Royal Menagerie paper - 
Royal Menagerie paper - 
Royal Menagerie Chipboard -
Royal Menagerie flowers - Diana - 583354
Bloom Cling Stamp - Birds - 980528
MicroBeads - Splash - 962630
3D Gloss Gel - 961381
Chalkboard Paint - Golden - 577124
Light Paste - 961404
Palette set - Violet - 576530
Palette set - Dolled Up - 576523
Palette set - Auburn - 576431
Palette set - Sapphire - 576483
Palette set - Blonde - 576424
Palette set - Emerald - 576509
Palette blender - 576547

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AVA 5 Months!!!

I'm so excited, today I have a couple of layouts on the Prima blog using the GORGEOUS Royal Menagerie collection! I have two layouts, one of each of our precious Granddaughters!!! First is Ava, these pics were taken on her 5 month birthday! I love how the colors match perfectly with all the lucious goodies in this collection. Lots of flowers, leaves, stamps, chippies and more! The pretty pinks, yellow, lavendar, aqua and hints of green!

Here you can see how perfectly the colors in the embellishments match the colors in the cute pictures!

I added some small blooms, leaf stamp, punched leaves and alphablend letters on this tag. I also took one of the wooden elements and used the white pastel stick to give it a whitewashed look.

I love the lavendar blooms! I did some faux stitching and used a border punch too.

Here you can see a little better, I also distressed the edges slightly with the Ingvild Bolme distressing tool.

This was a lot of fun, so many fun elements in this collection. It's one of my favorite collections ever, maybe even all time favorite!!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Please visit the Prima blog to see what else the DT has created with this collection :)

Prima Products used:
Royal Menagerie -
Queen For the Day paper – 847395
Fly Free paper – 847418
Say It In Crystals 582326
Beatrix flowers – 583323
Cling stamps 582340
Clear stamps 582548
Caroline flowers 583347
Anne flowers 583316
Tags & Tickets 582449
Elizabeth flowers 583309
Mary flowers 583286
Matilde flowers 583385
Patricia flowers 583378
Chalk Edger Sweet Pea 891394
Chalk Edger Vintage Pink 891138
Chalk Edger Teal Damask 891206
Chalk Edger Moss Lawm 891190
Ingvild Bolme Distressing Tool 890940

Chipboard & More 582463
Oil Pastels 814328

Monday, August 3, 2015

Some Prima Projects!

Hello everyone, I know it's been almost a month since I posted here, but we've had a lot going on. I've been keeping up with Design Team commitments, but haven't had much time to blog!!! Things should be getting back to normal now and I should be back to posting regular!!!

I was lucky enough to be chosen as part of the new Prima Design Team and have had a couple of projects featured on the Prima blog already! I wanted to share them here too. Neither is a layout, which is very different for me! But both were lots of fun!!!

First is a chunky charm necklace that I made using some of the Memory Hardware pieces. It seems like the large multi-charm necklaces are very popular right now. I really like them, I've bought several and wear them a lot! When I saw the bottles and trinkets I thougth I would try to make one.

I chose my items and put them together with the Memory Hardware Villenueve Antique rings and chains. I used several items and also instead of connecting the chain in the back I chose to conect it in the front leaving two pieces of the chain hanging, adding a charm to the longest one. I took the little bottle and used the label that says "Lavende" and I took some tiny purple blooms and pushed them into the little vial. Really Easy and I liked the turn out!

Prima Products used:
Memory Hardware LaRochelle Antique Trinkets 990725
Memory Hardware Louviers Angique Chains 990305
Memory Hardware Villeneuve Antique Rings 990626
Memory Hardware Montpellier Apothecary Vials 990619
Memory Hardware Montpellier Apothecary Vial Labels 991098
Metal Embellishments 583576

Next is a set of tags that I made into refrigerator magnets! This is a family theme tag set that I did for our youngest son, his wife and their new baby!! It's a really easy and cute idea. I was a pretty simple and quick project and it was a lot of fun to do using all the little Julie Nutting stamps!!!

Prima Products used:
Julie Nutting Tag Pad – 910686
Julie Nutting Metal Embellishments – 910587
Julie Nutting 6x6 pad Blush – 910860
Julie Nutting 6x6 pad Dress Me Up – 910877
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Adam – 911201
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Marisol – 911232
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Baby – 911287
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps School Wear – 911218
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Footwear  - 911263
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Skirt & Pants – 911256
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Jammie Set – 911331
Julie Nutting Cling Stamps Girl Set – 911294
Palette Set Emerald – 576509
Palette Set Ruby – 576516
Palette Set Light Skin – 576462
Palette Set Medium Skin – 576479
Palette Set Blonde – 576424
Palette Set Brunette – 576448
Blender Pen – 576547
Chalk Edger Blue Jay – 891060
Chalk Edger Worn Jeans – 891336
Chalk Edger Coldsfoot Petals – 891299
Chalk Edger Lady Bug – 891398
Chalk Edger Old Rose – 891213
Chalk Edger Vintage Pink – 891138
Chalk Edger Blossom Tree - 891381
Chalk Edger Sweet Pea – 891374
Chalk Edger Hydrangea – 891367
Chalk Edger Black Coal – 890995
Alphablends black/white – 840679
Optimist Sticky Tabs – 572440
Trims Magnolia – 583033
Trims Petite Rosette – 990459
Flowers - 582081

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it and I hope you come back for another visit later!!! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Anna's Griffin's July 1st HSN Show!!!!

I hope you all got to watch some of the HSN Craft Day this Wednesday. There were some amazing deals and lots of new goodies from Anna too!!! She launched a new Cricut, the Cricut One, which is the most affordable Cricut with the new technology. And of course they had the amazing Cricut Air!!!

So many gorgeous products I don't know where to start. I will share some of them with a project that I did from each!!!

I will start with a page that I did with the Cricut Explore Air. This was done with the Anna's Lace cartridge in the Cricut Design Space. HSN also offered this in a regular cartridge for those who have the older regular Cricuts. The images in this are just so pretty and intricately detailed!!!

This one was done with the beautiful butterfly dies! These dies are so much fun, and you can make lots of layers, just fun to play with!!!!

I did this one with the Paper Tricks embossing folders. I just made regular rosettes for this page, but you can make lots of different fancy folds with this embossing set!!!

The Birthday Bouquet 3D Floral Sticker set comes with gorgeous florals and titles. This page was so easy to create with this collection.

Now, the Endora Halloween collection is the most gorgeous Halloween collection I've seen! Lots of  paper choices, really cool embellishments and stickers!! Loved this one!

Last but not least for today I am sharing a page created with the new Fancy Floral cardstock collection. This is one of my favorite paper collections. So pretty and the colors are gorgeous. This is a cardstock weight paper, great for all kinds of projects, lots of pretty things for fussy cutting, like I did with this layout!

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.