Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Prima for Winter CHA

Prima has done it again!  Just wait until you see all the gorgeous new paper collections, flowers and other goodies they are introducing at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) tomorrow.  If you haven't checked out the Prima blog yet, be sure to pop over there to see the sneaks peaks and all the beautiful projects created by my fellow design team members.

Now I can start sharing some of the projects I've been working on for Prima's CHA booth.  I created this layout with the new En Francais collection:

Prima products used:

843892 En Francais “Memoire”
843885 En Francais “Billettes”
556037 Lucerne En Francais
556020 Essentials Petals En Francais
558123 Cherise white
554767 Resist canvas
558338 Primmer’s Peanut
551360 SIIC
550097 Alphabet stickers

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Queen & Co.

I had the  pleasure of creating some scrapbook pages for Queen & Co.'s booth at Winter CHA.   Queen & Co. has some fun new products coming out, including decorative tape (aka washi tape), twine, and beautiful sparkly bling.  I got to play with the Queen, Girl, Soccer and Disney themed collections.  Here are some of the layouts I created:

I'll be sharing more CHA projects in the coming days!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shadow Box

It's been quite a scrapbooking worldwind lately.  I've been working on many, many fun projects for Creating Keepsakes and CHA.  I think I set a new record for myself.  In a 4 or 5 week period I completed 26 -- yes, 26 -- different projects, which included 16 layouts, 1 altered canvas, 2 necklaces, 1 bracelet, 1 altered teapot, 1 card, 1 ATC, 1 paper doll clothesline, 1 tag, and 1 pair of paper shoes using my shoe template.  This has been quite a feat for a slow "turtle scrapper" like me.  But sleep is overrated, right?  Now I'm looking forward to a taking a little scrapping break. 

Before I start posting some of these newly created projects, here's something I made a little while back for the Prima blog.  It's a "shadow box" layout made with layers of cardstock.  I love to create projects with a rainbow of color.  Bright, vibrant ROYGBIV colors make me very happy! 

I cut squares from a sheet of Prima's Screenprinted Canvas and then I colored them with Ranger alcohol inks. I used several sheets of white cardstock to create the dimensional shadow box effect.  I simply cut out the center of each sheet in graduated steps, then I separated the layers with extra thick foam adhesive.  Yep, this thick puppy is going on the wall rather than in a page protector.

Prima products:
920722 Screenprinted Canvas
890711 Shabby Chic Treasures
552718 Sherwood Rose Cottage flowers
548124 Floret Collection
544393 Arco Iris
552978 Gillian Lilac
536350 Clear Stamp
551407 Say it in Crystals
548193 Dollhouse Collection

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CK giveaway winner and Prima goodies

First of all, I want to announce the winner of last week's giveway for Creating Keepsakes' newest special issue:  Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season.   The random number generator picked comment number 1, which was posted by Crie Artezzanato (Val Rodriques).  Congrats Val!!  I see you posted your email address (thank you!), so I'll contact you to get your mailing address.

Prima is introducing their new collections and flowers for Winter CHA, and WOW, they're gorgeous!!  Check out the Prima blog for sneaks of the new products.

I've been busy, busy, busy working on projects for CHA and I'll be able to start showing them here shortly.  But in the meantime, here are a couple Prima projects I did a little while back.  This layout features my precious little kitty, Lucy.  I took these pictures of her when she was just 8 weeks old.  She's so much bigger now at 10 months old.  Isn't she adorable??

I used Ranger alcohol ink to color the Prima Resist Canvas and also the Reflections antique mirrored pieces.  I added tiny beads of Ranger Liquid Pearls to outline my stitched circles.

This is a card I made for my daughter for her last birthday.  Every year on my daughters' birthdays I make them a special card and I write a very long note inside -- all about who they are at that age, how much I love them, etc. 

I'll be sharing a lot more Prima projects in the coming weeks!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Creating Keepsakes Special Issue and...of course...a giveaway!!

Creating Keepsakes' newest special issue is out:  Scrapbooking Ideas for Every SeasonIt's a great resource for your year-round scrapbooking.

Showcasing hundreds of scrapbooking ideas to inspire you throughout the seasons, this new special issue from Creating Keepsakes is a must-have resource for your year-round scrapbooking. With plenty of 2-page layout ideas to help you scrapbook more photos in less time, color combinations and patterns to refresh your creativity, season-specifictips for better photo taking, and more, you'll reach for Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season again and again.  You can purchase a copy of this issue here.  

As usual, I have a copy of this special issue to give away to one lucky blog reader.  Just leave a comment here before Sunday night and tell me your favorite season.  Personally, I'm partial to summer.  I'll announce the winner next week! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Favorite layouts from 2011

2011 has come to an end and 2012 is off to a roaring start.  Looking back, I have to say that 2011 was a very good year.  My family was healthy and happy, my girls progressed in all areas of their lives (school, friends, mastering new skills, etc.), and we welcomed two loving kitties into our household (they've brought us so much joy!).  Also, I made some wonderful new friends in 2011 -- some real life friends here in Southern California and some online scrapping friends from all over the world.  I'm grateful that this hobby has brought these sweet new friends into my life.  In 2012, I reduced my scrapbooking commitments down to a manageable load, so I was able to enjoy more free, non-scrapping time.  I had the honor and privilege of designing for Creating Keepsakes Magazine and Prima throughout the year -- my two biggest scrapbooking "dream" teams. I'm filled with gratitude for all the gifts of 2011.

I'll jump on the bandwagon and post my favorite layouts and projects from 2011.  

Thank you for indulging me!  If you posted a list of your personal favorite projects from 2011, please include a note/link in the comments.  I would love to check out your beautiful work!

I wish you all a very healthy and happy 2012!!