Prima's April Build-a-Page

The April BAP challenge is going on now over at the Prima blog. Be sure to head on over and give it a try!

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All About Tags!

Just sharing a sneak peek of a Springtime tag duo I created using Prima's Garden Fable collection.

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Upcycle with Graphic 45 and a tutorial

I created this altered rocker using the Gilded Lily collection by Graphic 45. I have also included a tutorial for you.

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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.

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Square Tag and Pocket Album

Take a peek at my latest album using the Square Tag and Pocket album and the beautiful "Communique" collection by Graphic 45.

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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.   Here is a photo of the chair before I got "a hold" of it! lol.

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.  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

March Cards and Tutorial

The “Children’s Hour” and “Time to Flourish” calendar collections provide beautiful inspiration every month of the year.  I used each collection’s March patterned papers to create this card.  I used loads of layers and texture to provide interest and beauty.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Prima - Tales of You and Me


Today I have three very different projects for you featuring flowers, papers and wood elements from the Tales of You and Me collection from Prima.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Perfect! Multi-Photo Layout - Graphic 45

Using multiple photos on a layout is a great way to capture memories when you have lots of fun photos to use.  This page features three photos with a similar theme.  I connected the photos using circles which draws your eye to the collage of photos.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Creating in Faith - Card Tutorial

How beautiful to be able to share a card of faith with someone special.  I created this card with that thought in mind.