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Happy Halloween!

We hope you are having a spooky-good time celebrating this week-end! Here are a few brand new projects from our amazing team...just for YOU!

 

Knock If YOU Dare!

Halloween trina Knock-if-you-dare
Trina McClune brings us this humurous door hanger all set up and waiting for a good time to be had! Once Halloween is over you can simply add it to a layout for a FABULOUS look.

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Halloween trina Knock-if-you-dare-CU1
The felt DeVInes add the perfect "scary" touch to this project.

Supplies used:

  • 542221 – Felt gate
  • 841683 – Paisley Road Bhangra
  • 841669 – Paisley Road Panaji
  • 841140 – Shabby Chic Morning Poetry
  • 533779 – Hol Lts Glttr Spray Flutter Br
  • 531188 – Alphabet en floc
  • 540463 – Rose Leaves
  • Prima ribbon
  • Backing from felt de vines

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Sweet BOO card!

  Halloween anabelle boo card

Anabelle O'Malley uses our journaling cards to create a "I'm so cute that I am almost scary" card! Isn't that adorable?

(Tip: Just trim the card to fit your project's needs by splicing down the middle and overlapping the seams until it is the size you want.)

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  • SIIP Corner Black 530365
  • E-line Pearl and Crystal 300630
  • Symphony Blend Flowers- Ariatta Lilac 537845
  • Paisley Road Notecards 541965
  • Summer Mix Flowers 716424
  • Paisley Road Journaling Stickers 541637
  • Paisley Road Panaji Paper 841669

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Stunning MASK Project!

Halloween jamie dMask
Jamie Dougherty goes all out and brings us a FABULOUSLY stunning mask! Can you see this at a masquerade ball? Simply perfect!


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And check out her great use of our floral necklace!

 

  • 544201-Blizzard Prima Floral Jewelry Necklace
  • 535148-Raja Sequins- Blue
  • 530366- Rose Leaves
  • alcohol inks
  • Frozen Lake Glimmer Mist

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 Halloween Tag & Holder

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Daniela Dobson created this tag and holder using a ton of her Prima scraps and a recycled tiny paper bag!

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Tips:
You don't have to use Halloween themed paper to make Halloween projects. Daniela used Paisley Road papers that had the Halloween colors she was looking for. She die-cut a 1 1/2 inch circle for the moon and drew the bat by hand. The felt DeVine stem added to the Halloween theme.

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Check out the use of a felt DeVine as her scary tree! So simple and so perfect!
  • Assam Paisley Road - 841713
  • Dandiya Paisley Road - 841676
  • Mondovi Ikat Paisley Road - 841706
  • Bhangra Paisley Road - 841683
  • De Vines felt stem - 537005
  • Say it in Crystals - 541101
  • Madrigal Blossom Peach Harmony - 540111
  • Alphabet stickers - 531171
  • Trim

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Green Concepts Halloween Votive

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Halloween is the perfect time to GO Green like Julie Fei-Fan Balzer did on this amazing Votive Holder using Prima's clear packaging and a few other sweet products.

Tips: Use an exacto to carve your jack-o-lantern from the packaging for a spooky effect. Add a touch of orange paint for contrast on the backdrop.

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Tape the sides of the packaging together with Washi tape for an embellished look.

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  • Paint: Golden
  • Leaves: Prima (#539689, 533069)
  • Flower: Prima (#532833)
  • Sparkly Center: Prima (#535087)
  • miscellaneous: washi tape, Prima packaging

 

Julie even put together a cute little video of her votive all lit up at night!

Enjoy! And Happy Halloween!

 

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It's Banner Time!

Before we start our Banner feature we have a request for you!

Each month we pick a fabulous Reader's Find from our gallery...well we have a brand-new site and the gallery is not up and running yet...SO...if you have a stunning Prima-based project that you would love the world to see please send a photo (or two) to sharon@primamarketinginc.com. Please put November Newsletter Project in the subject. Thank you!

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You know the banner trend is a whole lot of fun, right? Well, we asked our team to add a "Prima spin" to this trend.  We cannot wait to show you what these talented gals came up with!

 

Banner birgit note card banner
Birgit Koopsen starts us off with a journaling card banner that is ready to help you celebrate!

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Each letter area is a Fairy Flora notecard attached to our adorable pom-pom ribbon and then decorated with a few Prima touches.

Banner birgit cu1

Add a touch of bling to add sparkle to your celebration! This full-sized banner is perfect for graduations, birthdays, actually ANY party at all!

  • 541972 Fairy Flora Note Cards
  • 543839 Butterflies Papillon
  • 542757 Love Letter Roses Quartz
  • 542740 Love Letter Roses Tiger Eyes
  • 539351 Belle Arte Sachette
  • 544089 Cottage Blossoms Canary
  • 540623 SIIC Vintage Swirl
  • 536992 De Vines stems
  • 841669 Paisly Road Collection Panaji
  • 541217 Lace

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Banner card NicH leaf

Leaves create the perfect banner shape as shown on this gorgeous card by Nic Howard!  Adhere your leaves and add a row of dimensional dots across the top for a "string" effect.  Add your sentiment and a cluster of flowers, and don't forget a few gems and lace to finish!

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  • 841638  Jack and Jill Green Fields
  • 841652  Jack and Jill Daydreamer
  • 541330  Lace
  • 537753  Athena flowers
  • 540463  Rose leaves
  • 812041 Whispered Words Alphas
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Black Gold, Tuscan Sun & Tutti Frutti
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Banner daniela houseframe
This Happy Home Banner Frame was a wooden frame that Daniela Dobson covered with paper. What a fun way to alter a frame and turn it in to a fabulous home decor piece! Simply replace the middle "photo" section with product packaging and adhere trim on the inside. Journaling stickers added to the banner draw your eye across the project for extra fun.

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Daniela also creatively uses one of our floral jewelry necklaces!

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Now how adorable is that happy home?
  • Letter stickers (blue) - 536602
  • Letter stickers (pink) - 537425
  • Sunny Day Fairy Flora - 841737
  • Sunlight Daisies Fairy Flora - 841768
  • Jack n' Jill journaling stickers - 541613
  • Fairy Flora journaling stickers - 541620
  • Rhinestones (from clear stamps) - 542092
  • Flower necklace - 544140
  • Trim - 541217
  • Belle Artes Sachette flowers - 539351
  • Jack n' Jill flowers small - 543655
  • Product packaging
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Banner liana fall
Liana Suwandi brings us a PERFECT fall banner to hang up during these chillier days! Just cut your pendant shapes...string them on some gorgeous Prima lace and add your decorations! Can you see this hanging from a mantle? Or a window? There are so many fabulous uses for BANNERS!
  • 841713 paisley road collection assam
  • 841669 paisley road collection panaji
  • 841614 jack n jill collection ode to joy
  • 541385 lace
  • 537395 alpha sticker
  • 537418 alpha sticker

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  Banner janine Ponder a While

Janine Koczwara brings the banner trend over to a beautiful layout. Of course banners work perfectly for a creative title area! What a fabulous way to use up those scraps of paper too.

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Janine cut rectangles of Prima paper, then notched them to create her banner. Pop them up on a larger matching piece of paper for lots of dimension and depth on your page.

  • 841799  Annalee Collection Ashton
  • 841782  Annalee Collection Avondale
  • 841829  Annalee Collection Sonnet
  • 841836  Annalee Collection Poetry
  • 841805 Annalee Collection Parlour
  • 542542  Bronte Blooms – Bluebird
  • 543891  Roosevelt – Elenor
  • 543839  Butterflies – Papillion
  • 541767  Alphabet – Paisley Road
  • 541989  Annalee Journaling Cards
  • 541384  Lace
  • 537753  Athena Flowers
  • 538828  Ballerina Blooms
  • 533205  Camelot Roses
  • 536978  Devines

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Banner liana Fall Delight

Liana Suwandi also uses a banner for her title on this super sweet FALL page! See how playful and free-flowing the title is? Add a journaling card and a few well-chosen accents to finish off the layout Prima-style!

Tip: Add Stickles to the outside of each triangle to draw your eye to the banner!

  • 841836 annalee poetry paper
  • 841683 paisley road paper- bhangra 
  • 541934 notecards- so cute
  • 541965 notecards- paisley road
  • 541163 say it in crystals
  • 540111 madrigal blossom- peach harmony
  • 541798 alpha sticker
  • 543372 summer carnation flower- lemon

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Banner liana Fall banner card
Love Liana's Fall banner on her layout above? We love how she took the same banner idea and used it on this richly-toned card. Now that's being resourceful! (Green Tip: check out her use of packaging too!)

  • 841683 paisley road paper -bhangra 
  • 841836 annalee poetry paper
  • 541798 alpha sticker
  • Prima Packaging

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Banner card NicH baby

Nic Howard shows how a well-designed banner can add so much style to a baby card!  Cut simple triangles, pop them up off the card with foam squares and add liquid pearl dots to tie them all together.

Banner card NicH  babycu

Want a soft edge on your banner? Nic uses chalk instead of ink to give a delicate shadow. Apply with a cotton ball or sponge for best results.

  • 841614 Jack and Jill Ode to Joy paper
  • 841638 Jack and Jill Green Fields paper
  • 841645 Jack and Jill Sunny Meadows paper
  • 541781 Jack and Jill Alphabet
  • 543358 Summer Carnation Flower- Wisteria

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We hope you have found the design team's projects fun AND inspiring! Please feel free to share your banner projects done up "Prima-style" with us on Facebook! Just look for "Prima Marketing Flowers" and click "LIKE".

 

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Designer Day: Come Meet Alyssa McGrew

Hi!  My name is Alyssa McGrew, and I am so excited to have this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my personal quirks.  

For starters, I am a stay-at-home mom living in central Indiana.  Prior to having children I worked for AIG and enjoyed the corporate world very much, so this has been a big change for me.  I have found,  however, that I really enjoy being at home and spending the days watching my children grow and learn.  
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My oldest, Milena, is in Kindergarten and is homeschooled; and my youngest, Elijah, is in preschool. They keep life busy, and give me many moments to scrapbook.  Without them, I would have to search much harder for great photos and layout inspiration!

Capturing Fall Journal

Capturing Fall

This fall is an interesting time in our lives, with school starting, our family launching 2 new small businesses, and our youngest moving fully from the "baby" stage to the "kid" stage.  I am dreaming of leaving the diaper bag at home permanently and moving into a new stage in life.  I created this altered notebook as an art journal/photo record/scrapbook about this fall season and what it means to our family.  So far the inside is empty, but I am taking the photos and planning the pages as we speak!
Capturing Fall Cu

  • Pastiche Paper 841218
  • Essentials flowers 714666
  • Say It In Pearls 540890
  • Say It In Pearls Centers 530884
  • Guava Peony Waltz 542795
  • Lace 537166
  • Alphabets 541798, 537395

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Growing Up and Changing Layout

Growing and Changing

This layout uses the boy side of the So Cute line, and features a photo of my son. He was intently watching a television program, and not a kids program either.  It was a show on Food Network about how things are made, and he was so focused and intent!  I just love watching his young mind absorbing information.  

  • So Cute Paper 841553, 841591, 841560
  • So Cute Journaling Cards 541934
  • Alphabets 536602, 541767
  • Flowers 716350
  • Say It In Pearls 530884

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Visiting Family Layout

Visit Family-1

This layout is about the first trip we took in my new car (yes, it is GOLD!)  We went to see Grandma and Grandpa and attend a family reunion.  While we were waiting for my husband to purchase the necessary travel beverages (we are a family of beverage lovers... all of us have a drink in hand most of the day), I snapped a few photos of the car and the kids.  The Road Trip Collection was perfect for these photos.

  • Road Trip Papers 841834, 841881, 841850
  • Road Trip Chipboard 541668
  • Road Trip Canvas 541682
  • Road Trip Rub-ons 541590
  • Vivian Blooms 542865
  • Tuscany Flowers 543952
  • Alphabets 541781, 541774

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I Create Art Mini
Art mini cover

My final project to share with you is all about a subject near and dear to me (and probably you as well): Art!  Growing up I did poorly in art class, and didn't feel I had a creative bone in my body.  Scrapbooking has been the activity that took me totally by surprise and has given me an artistic outlet that I never expected to have.  

Art mini collage 1

I made this little book out of the Fairy Flora Chipboard and added a series of some of my favorite quotes about my newest passion: Art!

Art mini Collage 2


  • Fairy Flora Chipboard 541620
  • Clementine Vines 542306
  • Poetic Whispers 542405
  • Faience 542948
  • Innosence 540203
  • Blossom Branches Pistachio 543174
  • Lace 541408, 541415, 537180
  • E-Line Crystals 300531
  • Pebbles 541545
  • Pastiche Papers 841218, 841201
  • Madrigal Peach 540111
  • Say It In Pearls 535810
  • Alphabet 537395

Thanks for spending time with me today!  Come visit me on my blog.
I hope your day is wonderful.

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Big Picture Scrapbooking WINNER Inside!

The winner for Nic Howard's fabulous Big Picture Scrapbooking class is:

 

Jolaine!!! 

 

Congrats, Jolaine!

Please contact us to start your class: sharon@primamarketinginc.com

 

If you didn't win you can STILL join Nic! This is going to be an amazing class. Register today as the class starts VERY soon.

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Jolaine

Nic is so talented... I'd love to learn from her! May just be what I need to take my scrapbooking to a more artistic level!

Posted by: Jolaine | October 23, 2010 at 08:38 PM

 

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Fall Banner, Mini Album classes and our giveaway winner!

Thank you everyone for posting suggestions last week in the comment section about classes you would like to see on Live with Prima! We have read every comment and we plan to develop classes based on your requests! November and December will be chock full of holiday ideas for home decor and gift giving. And we will have more layout classes starting end of December through January. The November schedule will be posted on our Live with Prima website the end of this week. And if you are looking for Prima supplies or kits, be sure to check out our store locator located on the site too. If you interested in attending our classes, tune in at the scheduled times and go to our Prima channel on ustream!

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Pocket Mini Album with Marion Smith

Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 pm PST!

(7:30pm MDT/ 8:30pm CST/ 9:30pm EST)

Marionpocketmini 

This album is filled with hidden pockets and journaling cards on every page. The border cut edge is beautiful and creates a very dainty look in this album. The Prima Fairy Flora papers are so versatile, that this could easily be a fall themed album too!

Prima Products:
841720 – Fairy Flora Paper “Fairy Flora”
841768 – Fairy Flora Paper “Garden Party”
841751 – Fairy Flora Paper “Summer Storm”
841737 – Fairy Flora Paper “Sunny Day”
841744 – Fairy Flora Paper “Pixie Garden”
841775 – Fairy Flora Paper “Garden Party”
541972 – Fairy Flora Journaling Notecards
542566 – Sweet Taffy Pink
542382 – Poetic Whispers Heather
541170 – Lace
541491 – Fairy Flora Pebbles
540708 – Vintage SIIC
543983 – Craftable Flowers
543181 – Blossoming Branches Walnut

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Fall Canvas Banner with Rebecca Gawryl

Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:30pm PST!

(7:30pm MDT/ 8:30pm CST/ 9:30pm EST)


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This banner is stunning! Join Rebecca for this amazing class to see how you can create a gorgeous piece of home decor for the fall season. She will give you several ideas on how to decorate Prima canvas using different art mediums and masking techniques that will want to try! Not to mention all of the gorgeous Prima flowers and ideas on how to incorporate them in any project.

Prima products:

920838 - 4x6 Canvas Page Refills (2 packages)
541972 - Fairy Flora Notecards
536954 - Devines
536992 - Devines
539672 - Maple Leaves
542597 - Sweet Taffy Blue
537777 - Athena Flowers Nuevo Ice
543327 - Autumn Harvest Ginger
539795 - Umbrella Coordinates
301101 - E-Line Flowers White
300890 - E-Line Flowers Brown
535858 - SIIP&SIIC Brown Swirls
535186 - Raja Centers Brown
535179 - Raja Centers Olive
536060 - Dynasty Centers Azure
536107 - Dynasty Centers Peridot
536084 - Dynasty Centers Topaz
882013 - Mask
541088 - Brown Lace (1 yard)
541149 - Brown Lace (1 yard)
541170 - Brown Loop Ribbon (1 yard)
541415 - White Lace (1 yard)
 

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The winner from last weeks giveaway!

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the winner is....Tonya Gibbs! Congrats!

I would like to see some Christmas ornaments and decorations. Love everything prima. Thanks, Posted by: Tonya Gibbs | October 21, 2010 at 09:28 PM

Please e-mail cari@primamarketinginc.com to claim your prize! Please respond within 7 days.

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Thanks again to everyone for all of your support! We hope you enjoy all of our upcoming classes on Live with Prima! Stay tuned for the November schedule to be posted at the end of the week!

 

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Reminder! Claudine Helmuth on Live with Prima tonight!

Class reminder: Claudine Helmuth is our guest designer on Live with Prima tonight!

Claudinephoto Claudine is going to be teaching a tips and technique class using Prima products with her Studio product line from Ranger! A match made in heaven! Be sure to tune into our Prima channel on Ustream for this free "Live" class at 4:30pm PST (5:30pm MDT/ 6:30pm CST/ 7:30pm EST) tonight!

To join the chat, create a free login on Ustream, search "Prima Marketing Inc." and click on our logo. It will take you right to our channel where the class is taking place. There are going to be two prizes given away at the end of the show. To be eligible to win, you have to be signed in to ustream and participate in the chat. The chat is located next to the video screen. Cari and Sharon will be moderating to answer any questions you may have during the show.

Hope you can join us for this amazing class!

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Floral Jewelry

Floral necklaces are EVERYWHERE!

 

Well, Prima recently released a gorgeous set of Floral Jewelry Necklaces that can be worn as is...or altered to customize it to fit YOUR needs! Our design team has created some very cute and creative projects using our floral jewelry. We hope you find something that you LOVE!

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Cari Fennell took one of our necklaces and then added a few special flowers to create this beauty. See how easy it is to customize one for a boutique effect?

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  • 544133 Floral Necklace
  • Kalanchoe Flower
  • 542962 Flower
  • Flower

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Necklace birgitheadband
Birgit Koopsen took a ready-made Prima necklace and added it to a headband for her absolutely adorable daughter! How sweet is that idea? (And it is very economical when comparing Prima's necklace price to ready-made floral headbands out on the market.)

544140

  • Scrapbook Jewelry Malachite # 544140
  • headband
  • fabric glue

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Flowers stacytank top 2
Stacy Cohen added an altered necklace to her tank neckline! This easy clip-on/clip-off accessory is perfect for any seasonal top! Stacy first colored the white flowers with alcohol inks by Ranger and then added other flowers to fill it in and make it a showstopper. (Try adhering the flowers to the tank with Velcro for a fast and simple solution that allows you to switch out flowers as you wish.)

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  • 544157 - Scrapbook Jewelry - Snowflake
  • 537647 - Lilliput roses - Iris
  • 538620 - Fairytale roses
  • 537791 - Athena flowers
  • 527037 - 4 Seasons velvet leaves

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Necklace leena fan
Leena Loh went all-out and added a necklace to her amazing altered Chinese fan! Just wind the necklace in amongst other flowers and leaves for a very full, gorgeous effect.

Necklace leena fan2

544171

  • 544171 ~ Scrapbook Jewelry Coconut
  • 543372 ~ Summer Carnation Lemon
  • 536992 ~ Felt Gates
  • 543938 ~ Tuscany Seaside
  • 542771 ~ Guava Peony Brahms
  • 538750 ~ Zazi Clay
  • 537753 ~ Athena Flowers Powder Puff
  • 539672 ~ Autmun Leaves September
  • 541095 ~ SIIC Swirl with Fimo Grey

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Necklace Danielle headband2_Stacy Cohen
Stacy Cohen also created a stunning headband for her beautiful daughter! Stacy colored the white flowers in soft colors and then added a few more in for a sweet whimsical effect.

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  • 544195 Scrapbook Jewelry Glacier
  • 537807 Athena Flowers
  • 300456 E-line Pearls and Crystals
  • 506605 Got Flowers

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Necklace trinaWe-are-here-ds
Trina McClune added a floral necklace to her absolutely stunning layout. She first cut the necklace in half, added a different flower to the center and then adhered everything to the layout as shown. Stitch the ribbon ties in place for sweet movement on your page.

Necklace trina We-are-here-CU2

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 Supplies:

  • 841737 – Fairy Flora Sunny Day
  • 813178 – Indeed Lilac Breeze
  • 543938 – Tuscan Seaside
  • 542603 – Sweet Taffy Lavender
  • 544188 – Scrapbook Jewelry Daffodil
  • 531188 – Alphabet en Floc
  • 538743 – Cameo Roses Heather

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  Necklace anabelle bag anna
Did we mention how versatile these necklaces are? Anabelle O'Malley took one to dress up a gift bag. Now who wouldn't want to receive one of these? 

Necklace anabelle bag anna2

544140

  • Annalee Poetry 841836
  • Journaling Notecards in a Box- Annalee 541989
  • Say it in Crystals 529307
  • Scrapbook Jewelry- Malachite 544140
  • Strawberry Kisses Journaling Chipboard 536664

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Necklace anabelle  bag white

Anabelle also created this GORGEOUS all-white gift bag for a wedding! (This would work just as well for a first communion or baptism.) The nexklace adds a stunning touch that you just cannot find out on the market.

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Scrapbook Jewelry- Sugar 544126

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Necklace alyssa 2
Don't we have the cutest little models ever here at Prima? Alyssa McGrew has her gorgeous daughter showing off a colored necklace/headband she altered for her. What's cool is that her sweet daughter can wear this as a necklace OR tie it up in her hair as a headband too.

Necklace alyssa1

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 Alyssa colored the flowers with a variety of art mediums:

  • Paint with Tattered Angels Glaze: Wicked, Waterfall, Emerald Cove.  Then add Stickles (clear), and use Copic BG05 on some of the edges.  Then mist with TA Glimmer Mist Marshmallow. 
  • Prima Necklace- 544171

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Wouldn't these make fun Christmas gifts?

Or get a bunch of your girlfriends together to make these and then wear them when you go out together!

The ideas are really endless.

 

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It's MONDAY!

I used to look at Mondays like Garfield the cat does. Let's just say he isn't very cheerful about this particular day of the week!

 

However, I have come to TOLERATE Mondays. I do feel so much more refreshed after a great week-end. Well, this past week-end was extra fun as my sweet daughter, Brittany, turned 21! Now, how in the world did that happen? (When people say kids grow up too fast they really do know what they are talking about.) Here she is on her birthday!

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Brittany used to be on Prima's team when she was a wee squirt! Since then she has grown up and is a junior in college majoring in Graphic Design. (She still dabbles in scrapbooking and does our Hybrid feature in our FAB monthly newsletter!) You have got to download this month's freebie that Britt created and play along with me.

 

Each hybrid design is created just for you! Once you save it on your computer you can print it out as many times as you wish. Brittany created these two projects with her digital elements:

Pumpkincardsample
(Using the pumpkin card option Britt created a fun card with touches of divine texture! )

Pumpkintagsample
(Using the tag option Britt printed the pumpkin on our Annalee patterned paper for extra dimension, then decorated it with a Pearl swirl and a piece of our felt devine.)

 

Well, I am going to take this tag download and show you another way to use it for fast and easy TREATS for Halloween.

Printout
You'll need:

  • Prima pumpkin tag print-outs
  • clear treat bags (I used Wilton party bags)
  • candy corn (or any other candy that survives in the house long enough to be bagged!)
  • curly ribbon (to tie bags shut)
  • crepe paper (for decoration, optional)


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First fill your bag with candy and tie it shut with the curly ribbon. Add a crepe paper bow if desired, or just leave the curly ribbon a bit longer.

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After cutting out your tags (with a plain scissors as shown OR a pinking shears for extra fun) you will need the following Prima products to decorate it with style:

  • Sugarplum Roses in Chestnut-543716 (you could really use any small Prima flower for these)
  • Felt Devines-537142
  • Say It In Crystals swirl-535841 (we will cut these apart so one swirl will decorate 3-4 bags)

 

Step 1

  1. Add part of a crystal swirl using the swirl on the tag as a guide.
  2. Cut the felt devines apart for the pumpkin's "stem and leaves"

Supplies
Now grab a few other supplies to kick these tags up a notch!

  • Pinking Shears
  • Silver Stickles
  • Black Distress Ink
  • Pumpkin Spice Glimmer Mist

Ink

  1. Cut off the clear bag tops with the pinking shears.
  2. Add a flower to the tag and ink the edges with black ink.
  3. Adhere the tag to the front of your treat bag with a glue dot.

Stickles

OR add a touch of Silver Stickles to the flower for a sparkly option!

 

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OR spray your flower with a little Pumpkin Spice Glimmer Mist for more intense color and a touch of glimmer!

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What you have are stunning treat bags perfect for handing out to co-workers, neighbors, your kid's teachers or friends! These really are fun and FAST to make. Get the kids involved and have a grand ole time together cranking these sweet treats out together! And do it today to make your MONDAY even sweeter!

 ~~ Sharon

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September BAP Winner!

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September's sketch was so much fun! We had a ton of entries which showed how versatile this Build-A-Page really is.

 

First off congrats to our (always-VERY-hard-to-choose) winner:

Anna Koziarek!!

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Anna colored her Paisley Road paper (841676-how absolutely creative is that? It's like getting two papers in one.) to set the tone for this vibrant layout! (So creative and so stinking cute.) Her adorable photo, use of packaging, and wise accent choices make this an all-around FAB winner!

 

Anna-please email to claim your prize within 7 days: sharon@primamarketinginc.com

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 We also want to share some of the other entries with you!! (Did we mention how many Russian entries we received? Go, Russia! We love seeing new countries get in to scrapbooking.) Enjoy!

Amanda
by Amanda

Ann terny
by Ann Terny

Annette gearside
by Annette Gearside

Becky teichmiller
by Becky Teichmiller

Carole Maurin
by Carole Maurin

Chris boshoff
by Chris Boshoff

Christina aiton
by Christina Aiton

Diane hansen
by Dianne Hanson

Johanna westin
by Johanna Westin (This card is going to charity to benefit cancer research in Sweden. Very cool, Johanna!)

Jolaine frias
by Jolaine Frias

Kim silva
by Kim Silva

Lene neby
by Lene Neby

Lina olafsson
by Lina Olafsson

Lizaveta Danenkova
by Lizaveta Danenkova

Louise williams
by Louise Williams

Maiko kosugi
by Maiko Kosugi

Maiko miwa
by Maiko Miwa

Nataly
by Nataly

Robbi bell
by Robbi Bell

Sarah wilkins
by Sarah Wilkins

Shishkina Svetlana
by Shishkina Svetlana

Vanessa waller
by Vanessa Waller

Wendy kwok
by Wendy Kwok

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Don't forget there is still time to enter October's BAP contest! Simply email your project based on the sketch to: sharon@primamarketinginc.com

 

You can see all the details for October right HERE!

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It's Big Picture Scrapbooking Time (Free Chance Inside!)

With our very own, Nic Howard!

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Colour! Or is it Color?

Colours reflect our mood and fill our scrapbooks; it's time to celebrate the colors we use!

Do you love colour? Would you love to improve the way you use colour in your projects? Do you want to immerse yourself in a workshop that takes you through a whole rainbow of possibilities? Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet… colours are all around us!

"Colour! Or is it Color?"  is set to begin Oct 28th and run for 6 weeksClick HERE to register!

"Join Nic Howard as she uses instructional videos, handouts and audios to guide you through a variety of techniques to create stunning scrapbook pages. If you want to be part of a workshop full of fun colour theory, techniques and step-by-step assignments to extend the way you include colour in your projects, then Nic is here to help you achieve your creative scrapbooking goals!"

(Bonus: Prima is sponsoring a few FAB giveaways during the six week workshop! You will absolutely love how Nic & other Prima design team members use our products during this FUN class! )

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Want to WIN a free spot in Nic's class? Just leave a comment right here on the Prima blog telling us why you want to take Nic's class and we will choose one lucky winner on Tuesday, October 27th!

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Prima Make and Takes at the Scrapbook Expo in Ontario California!

The Scrapbook Expo in Ontario California starts today! Prima is offering free make and takes in select Retailer booths throughout the weekend. If you plan to attend the event, be sure to stop by these locations to make a free layout using fabulous Prima products! There is a different make and take in each booth!

Prima Make and Take schedule:

 Friday, October 22nd 10am – 12noon – Strictly Scrapooking
Friday, October 22nd 12:30pm – 3:30pm – Scrapbook Grammie
Saturday, October 23rd 9:30am – 12:30pm – Strictly Scrapbooking
Saturday, October 23rd 1:30pm – 4:30pm – Story Tellers

Information for Scrapbook Expo in Ontario California here!

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Prima Product Pick-October & A Winner!

October's PPP is FILLED with delightfully spooky products which are perfect for your Halloween (and fall) projects!

(Make sure you scroll down for last month's winner!)

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Just look a the gorgeous flowers offered in purples, oranges and black...the whimsical chandelier-patterned Little Boo paper...smoky black E-Line pearls and alphas, creepy, crawling vines, and sparkly orange Sultan centers!


Prima has a wide variety of perfectly coordinating embellishments to go on your next project! Make sure to check these out for all your crafting needs.

 For a chance to win some of these products:

1. Simply repost this blog post on your blog, facebook wall or other site (please follow TOU for sites.)

2. Then link your post back right here in the comments section. We will pick a winner the first week of November from the linked comments!

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Cari rocks these pumpkins with gorgeous Prima flowers in purple (543334), orange (543310) and black! Just think of the possibilities using our Picks this month!


Halloween birgit pumpkin time

Birgit shows off a few of our orange-colored products  (543327) on her adorable layout! See how the orange flowers pop on the page?


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Cari uses the Little Boo paper line for a PERFECT Halloween layout filled with tricks and treats (860172, 860189)!


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Jamie D tucks a few fall-colored flowers (543327, SA-018-ND-0125) in on her amazing wall-hanging!


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Sultan centers (535087) add the perfect amount of color and sparkle to this altered mirror by Birgit!

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Altering fashion accessories is oh-so-simple with Prima's flowers (543334)! Hair combs by Cari.

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Janine adds purples and oranges (543327) to a layout about her sweet little girl! It just shows how VERSATILE Prima's products really are!

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Sept-pick

Last month we showcased the Jack and Jill collection. Well we have one very lucky winner who will receive some of the above products!

 

Congrats, Kelly!!!

Please email Prima within 7 days to claim your prize: sharon@primamarketinginc.com


Kelly

Awesome products as usual! Love it all!

Here is my blog addy: http://scraphappy4067.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

kelly

Posted by: Kelly | September 27, 2010 at 07:24 PM


 

 

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Designer Day: Come Meet Karola Witczak

Today is Designer Day on the blog and we are very excited to introduce one of our fabulous ladies to you! Karola Witczak does absolutely STUNNING work that is light and airy and so beautiful with a shabby-chic touch. We hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit better!
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Hi everyone, Karola here with a few words about Karola's world. 

What is my world? Very chaotic, but full of happiness and positive emotions! I begin with where  I am from and what I do - because it makes me just as I am.

I live in Poland, in the western part of the country, near the border with Germany, together with my husband, who's name is Martin and our six-year-old daughter Rose.  Psst! I have to admit it, but do not tell anyone - once - for the first time I decided to write their names in English in the on-line world, because they are easier to remember and associate, really is Marcin and Róza.

Our daughter Rose is our proud and perfect happiness - she gives us so much joy and inspiration every day, because both me and Martin are freelancers, he is musician and sound engineer, I am scrapbooking designer and instructor and  I think thanks to this we can provide our daughter with a lot of creative ideas and show the world from another interesting perspective.
Who I am? Well, wait for a minute ...

I'm a girl from Poland - country of many cultures and traditions, cheerful, brave people, who are famous worldwide for their warmth and kindness. This is country with a long and interesting history but also with many wonderful and talented scrappers! I am sure that at least some of them you know very well, I'm proud for my Polish girls so much! 

Love my hometown called Gorzow Wielkopolski, I grew up here, went to school here, but when I became an adult - I left the city in search of happiness and my own place on the earth. I looked for this for a few years, in the meantime I found my love, but my happy place on earth only a year ago. We decided to settle in my hometown, and this return after years was for me a wonderful event. The city has changed so much over the years - grow up and become a modern, dynamic city with the fullness of its unique charm, which favors the development of any artistic soul. I am proud of the many local cultural initiatives, which we try to attend as often as possible. I am proud of our local sporting events, our city is famous for several Olympic medalists and the Speedway at the highest level! I am very proud that I came back here and again I'm proud of my not-so-big-but-totally-gorgeous town

And here's our  family: 

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What else can I say about myself? I'm full of contradictions - a little quiet, a little crazy, always under control and calm, too often too shy, but always friendly, kind girl, despite the fact that every day I live in total chaos - work, home, family - everything has its place and time, but to reconcile the many things it is not always easy. But I try to, because when so much is happening - I feel I'm alive and I feel a lot of positive vibes! When I do not create another layout or cards - I love to read books and I'm a big fan of Harlan Coben. I love the series House MD and 6 Feet Under, I'm addicted to music (jazz, soul, bossa nova, blues ...) and often listen to live music, and one of my biggest dreams is to travel to New Orleans:))

Phew, so much I wrote about myself, so let's get to scrapbooking. You know perfectly well that I'm known as a pastel girl, though I try to fight it and make a new color combos for my projects. Today I would like to show you some of my new projects, which - as I believe are specific to my style (but still do not know what a style!):

Canvas sheet wall/door hanging:

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To create this wall hanging I used one of the sheets from a Donna Downey canvas album. I painted it white and blue paint, I added some of my favorite Jack and Jill collection and beautiful flowers from the Orchard Mix line. This is a simple recipe to create something in the style of shabby chic - very easy and fast!

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Products used:
  • Donna Downey 4X6 Canvas Album sheet - 920838
  • Jack and Jill - Ode to Joy - 841614
  • Jack and Jill - Notecards in a Box - 541941
  • Blossom Branches Almond - 543198
  • Orchard Mix Sahara - 543808
  • Orchard Mix Sunglow - 543792
  • White lace - 541316

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"Time for me" layout:

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Once I decided to create a form of escape from everyday life, other hobby to relax from  scrapbooking (I know it's strange that one of us wants a break from scrapbooking!) Ceramics and pottery delighted me , I went to a few classes, made a few things, but unfortunately I did not have too much time lately. I still believe I will soon be able to come back to ceramics, I would like very much! The pictures show me when I make my first ceramic bowl:) As the bowl was very soft and had a lacy pattern - the Annalee collection was entirely appropriate to this LO!

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Products used:
  • Annalee- Romance - 841812
  • Annalee- Sonnet - 841829
  • Annalee - Journaling Notecards in a box - 541989
  • Annalee- Parlor - 841805
  • Scrapbook Jewelry- malachite - 544140
  • ScreenPrinted Canvas - 920746
  • Jelly Alphabet - 536602
  • Summer Carnation- lemon - 543372
  • SIIC Swirl with fimo clear - 541071
  • Belle Arte Sachette - 539351

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Autumn Greetings Card: 

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Someone who knows me even slightly, knows that I love the cards in unusual shapes and from time to time I try to create another card in an interesting shape. When I create a card - I like to think a little outside the box. Most of these unusual shapes draw by myself - it's so easy to draw a pattern and cut with normal scissors - a great idea for both beginners and professional cardmakers!

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This time I have Autumn Tree card, and especially for you I created a template - I hope it proves useful! Prima Autumn Leaves and gorgeous flowers in fall color combo has created an interesting very dimensional effect! It does not matter that this card will not fit in an normal envelope - you can always make a box for it!
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Products used:
  • Jack and Jill- Sugar Skies - 841607
  • Paisley Road - Journaling Cards in a box - 541965

  • Felt Gate - 542221
  • Winter Branches Grape - 543242
  • Autumn Leaves September - 539672
  • Camilla Flamenco - 539535
  • Belle Arte Nuveau - 539399
  •  Madrigal Blossom Nocturne - 540142
  • Pebbles - 541545

   
Thank you for your attention and taking time to my Designer Day today! I'm happy that I could as a Prima Design Team member show you a piece of my personal world! Cheerfully waving to everyone in every corner of the globe! Please come visit my blog!       ~Karola


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Claudine Helmuth on Live With Prima and a giveaway!

We have a great schedule coming up on Live with Prima including a very special guest, Claudine Helmuth! She will share tons of tips and techniques using her product line called Claudine Helmuth Studios made by Ranger along with some of our amazing Prima products. She is a very talented mixed media artist, author and illustrator and we are very excited to have her guest on Live with Prima!

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 We have a special giveaway on the blog today!

All you have to do is comment on this blog post and tell us what kind of projects or techniques you would like to see on our Live with Prima classes. We will choose a random winner from the comments and announce it here next Wednesday on the Prima blog. The deadline is at midnight Pacific Standard Time on Monday, October 25th! One comment per person please. See the prize pack below! Doesn't it look amazing?

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There will be some changes to the Live with Prima schedule starting November: 

Our International shows will continue to be scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month with special Guest Designers hosting on Live with Prima. In November, we are so excited to have Nic Howard as our special guest for our International show! She is so talented and her class is going to be amazing! Stay tuned for more information regarding her show in our November schedule announcement next week! Marion will be hosting two Thursday Night shows per month, so we will be filling the remaining time slots with a variety of guest designers in the months to come.

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Flowery Layout Class with Marion Smith

Thursday, October 21st at 6:30pm PST

(7:30pm MDT/ 8:30pm CST/9:30pm EST)

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 This is a fun and flower filled layout class using some of Prima's newsest products! Learn to design a flower collage using Prima's Sweet Taffy crocheted flowers, pearl swirls and more! There will be a bit of recycling too! Don't miss this fun class!

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 Special Guest: Claudine Helmuth

Tuesday, October 26th at 4:30pm PST

(5:30pm MDT/ 6:30pm CST/ 7:30pm EST)

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Join Claudine as she demonstrates amazing tips and techniques using her Studio Line from Ranger Industries and Prima products all in one class! Watch as she uses art mediums to design and decorate on Prima canvas, flowers and more. Claudine will share some fabulous ideas using her Creative Layer Stamps too! How cool!

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Join us here to see the classes:  Prima Channel on Ustream

Hope to see you there!

 

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Amazing, Fabulous, FRESH Fall Projects!

Our team has been crazy busy creating fabulous fall projects just to share with you!

We hope you find them inspiring...so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and ENJOY them!

 

(Don't forget we have a FAB Live With Prima class today at 11:00 AM PST. Click HERE for details!)

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Karola Witczak sends a smiling jack-o-lantern card over to us even though Halloween is not celebrated in Poland. Now how thoughtful is that?

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This pumpkin is extra adorable with a flower top and leaves, vines and felt used to fill in the foliage area.

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Accent stitching around the face features really adds a touch of adorableness to this project.

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  • Paisley Road - Panaji - 841669
  • Paisley Road - Assam - 841713
  • Autumn Leaves September - 539672
  • Winter Branches Grape - 543242
  • Eclatte - 539207
  • De Vines - felt stems - 537005
  • Alphabet stickers - 537401

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Trina McClune brings us a STUNNING layout which is perfect for those amazing fall pics filled with lots of color! See the amazing contrast when placed on a dark backdrop?

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Trina even includes a playful banner along the bottom to tie the whole theme together.

  • 841713 – Paisley Road Paper-Assam
  • 841669 – Paisley Road Paper-Panaji
  • 841683 – Paisley Road Paper-Bhangra
  • 541781 – Alphabet Stickers
  • 539207 – Eclatte
  • 539672 – Autumn Leaves September
  • 537616 – Melange Sunset
  • 543112 – Swallowtail Butterflies Julia
  • 541317 – Lace
  • 540463 – Rose Leaves
  • 538729 – Cameo Roses Poppyfield
  • 517939 – Say it in Crystals
  • 517380 – Say it in Crystals

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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer brings a sweet message on her color-filled layout featuring lots of fun flowers, sparkly crystal swirls, and warm felt alphas!

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The gorgeous hand painting makes this layout a one-of-a-kind FUN project!

Supplies:

  • Patterned Paper: Prima (#841836)
  • Flowers: Prima (#539207, 540043)
  • Rhinestones: Prima (#300081)
  • Alphas: Prima (#811792)


Notes:

  • Julie painted the leaves with a mixture of acrylic and watercolor paints.
  • To make your rhinestone swirls go further, cut them apart and use just small pieces to make it look look like they continue under elements.

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Don't we ALL have jars like this lying around? Well, let's decorate them like the talented Janine Koczwara did. Then fill them with treats for a frugal, yet GORGEOUS, Halloween project!

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For the large purple flowers Janine took a daisy-like Prima flower and folded it into quarters...then wrapped florist wire around it to hold it in place. Creativeness right there.

  • 840877  Animal Bash papers
  • 840747  Paradise City Papers
  • 540180  Innoscence
  • PE-013  Dk Yellow Large Crumpled Flowers
  • 513061  Mixed Can Moda
  • 543242  Winter Branches Grape
  • 534950  Lace
  • Black Felt Lettering
  • Glimmer Mist: Haunted Shadows, Golden Terracotta

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Daniela Dobson shares a scrumptious fall card with us using our journaling card and a lovely large Tuscany flower. Using our cards as a base you can whip these beauties out in no time at all!

  • Tuscany Flower - 543952
  • Paisley Road Journaling card - 541965
  • Assam Paisley Road Paper - 841713
  • Trim - 541262
  • Bhangra Paisley Road Paper - 841683

 

 

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It's a Change of Seasons...

Fall has arrived in most of the United States!

It's that time of the year when temps drop to a tolerable level, while nature shows off by displaying gorgeous colors for all to see. The kids can run outside without becoming sweaty little buggers and there's a crisp scent to the air that is simply refreshing! Since the winds are changing all around us, we decided to change up our blog a bit too!

 

Pssst: Don't forget our Live With Prima class today at 11:00 AM PST. Click here for details! You won't want to miss Julie's FUN, FUN, FUN class!!!!!

 

Once or twice a month we hope to share a bit more with you than just projects.

We want you to get to know us better too! Today we will start with Sharon Laakkonen (that's ME by the way! I do almost all of our blog posts.) I hope to bring you inside stories from the fabulous people who work for Prima, along with some fun stories, step-by-step projects...maybe a recipe or two, and lots of other interesting tidbits. Let us know what you would love to see and we will try to get it for you!

So let's get going!

Sharon Laakkonen

Professionally: I started with Prima over five years ago by applying for their first ever design team call...and, thank God, I made it! The rest, as they say, is history! I now coordinate our international design team of 20 absolutely amazingly talented gals, work with media relations, plan and co-coordinate events, create and teach projects internationally, work hands on with our Creative Director, co-moderate "Live With Prima" classes, and a bunch of other things that need to be done! I cannot imagine working for any other company since Prima and I are a great fit. I love their products, love the people whom I work with, and love the company's vision.

Personally: On a personal note I'm a pretty simple girl in a crazy, busy household in Kentucky! 

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I recently celebrated 25 years with my hubby, Bill (whom I met in pre-school. I wish I could find a pic of the two of us from back then! I'm pretty sure I was WAY taller than he was. :) )

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Together we have three beautiful daughters-Brittany, Breanna and Bethany (who all happen to be in college right now-$$$)

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...and four handsome boys- Brayden and Billy in the back and Jonathan and Josiah in the front-whom all happen to be at home with me. every. single. day. Haha. (We home-school-EEK! Now there's an adventure for you. It's our 18th year...which seems totally crazy to me, but it works and we love it. Only 12 more years to go...) 

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Our oldest daughter, Bethany, is married to a wonderful guy, Jon...

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...and they JUST had a sweet little girl in February named Amariah Grace. (Somehow she ends up in a LOT of my layouts...I have no idea why! Do you?)

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Things I Love: Photography, reading, a clean house, caesar salad, chicken fingers with honey mustard sauce, traveling, my mother-in-law's potato salad, dates with hubby, laughing, Bible Quizzing, hanging out with my kids and their friends, politics, history, games, snuggling with my grandbaby and...get ready for this...SCRAPBOOKING! Haha...I absolutely LOVE it. As soon as I take a new batch of photos I cannot wait to print them out and dig out my Prima products and art supplies. Sometimes I even dig out my sewing machine...hehe...(it gets used for scrapbooking ONLY now!)

Since it's fall and I just took my boys to the zoo (boy was that funny...think teen-age boys' humor and animals...in the same place) I made a special layout commemorating those fun memories just to share with you. 

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Favorite Season: I had so much fun trying a new technique on this project. First up...I sent the boys out to collect leaves. (I only needed about 5, but, SOMEHOW, got a lot more...along with a gorgeous purple flower that Josiah found. I REALLY hope it wasn't from the neighbor's flower garden.) I sealed the leaves with a bit of Tattered Angels Golden Goddess Glam. Here's a "before" shot:

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And an "after" shot...look at that sparkle and shimmer! Make sure you coat both sides with a healthy amount of Glam.

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Next I stamped on the leaf with a Jack and Jill text stamp with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. (I LOVE that whimsical stamp. The text is all haphazard. Simply adorable.)

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Next I added a hint of gold (with the same stamp) right on top of the brown ink:

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After the ink dried I added the leaves right on my layout in a banner shape. Now how fun is that? I know they MAY dry a bit, but so far they look good! (This is a project I would frame and hang up instead of putting in an album just to protect the leaves.)

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Here's a close-up of the leaves and our amazing 3-D letters which I popped up with foam.

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And a shot of some of our gorgeous flowers and crystal leaves.

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Thank you for letting me share so much with you! I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a bit better.

Be sure and try this technique on a fall project. I think you will LOVE it! And if you send your kids out to collect leaves I hope they bring you back a flower too!

Stay tune for a fabulous week of inspiring projects, wonderful "Live With Prima class" info and MORE...right here on the Prima blog!

 

Supplies:

  • 841751 - Fairy Flora Summer Storm Paper
  • 841720 - Fairy Flora Paper
  • 536640 - 3-D Letters
  • 542849 - Vivian Anastasia Flowers
  • 540791 - Say It In Crystal Leaves
  • 542580 - Sweet Taffy Crocheted Flowers
  • 542016 - Jack and Jill Stamp
  • 543716 - Sugar Plum Roses-Chestnut
  • Tattered Angels:  "Favorite" Acrylic Tab
  • TA Glimmer Mist: Apple, Pomegranate, Sugar Maple
  • TA Glimmer Glam: Golden Goddess
  • Ranger Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
  • Autumn Leaves Gold Ink
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Journaling Card Winners and MORE!

Today we bring you a very special project using our gorgeous Journaling Cards! Karola Witzcak *geniusly* took a Prima Journaling Card box and altered it with Jack and Jill and Annalee papers! Now she has a matching home for her...

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Fall Projects Coming Up!

That's right...we have a gorgeous array of FALL and HALLOWEEN projects RIGHT here JUST for YOU! Be sure to keep checking back all month as we post tons of new projects...post a few give-aways... and introduce you to a couple...

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Live with Prima news!

Here is an update on upcoming Live with Prima classes this week. We have one more Halloween project, a gorgeous layout class and an International show for our viewers across the big pond! Not to mention our special guest, Claudine...

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Fabulous Prima Felt and Class Reminder

************************************************************************************************* Live with Prima Class Reminder! Tonight-Halloween Banner Class with Cari Fennell 6:30pm PST! (7:30pm MDT/ 8:30pm CST/ 9:30pm EST) Let's get ready for those trick or treaters and welcome them with this fun banner! We will be creating this...

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BAP October

This month Anam brings us a dynamic Build-A-Page sketch with a gorgeous shaped backdrop, fabulous tag journaling area, and lots of sweet scallops. Join in on the fun by submitting your Prima-based project (based on this sketch) by October 31st...

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More AMAZING Cards...

How about another WHOLE post dedicated to just cards in honor of World Card-Making Day? Stacy Cohen created this adorable patch-worked card using our new So Cute line and a few well-chosen flowers. Did you check out that cute paper...

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Wrapping UP Another FAB Event

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words so we hope you enjoy this very wordy post! Recently Prima attended the Collins Group Show in Orlando. We taught classes and showed off Prima's latest releases. These events are...

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Halloween Classes on Live With Prima!

October is upon us and we have been busy getting seasonal projects together for the month! To start off, we have some great Halloween classes including tags, mini books and decorations! There will be a lot of fun and easy...

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A Winner Inside, Another Give-Away, and More Journaling Card Projects!

Are you ready for a prize winner? Let's see who won our Journaling Cards from last week's post! Tracy Sarra! I absolutely LOVE the mini idea! I would definitely use them for that. Too cute! Posted by: Tracy Sarra |...

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World Card-Making Day

In celebration of World Card-Making Day we would love to share a gorgeous variety of cards made by our talented team! Hopefully a few of our cards will inspire you to pull out your Prima and start creating! Enjoy! Starting...

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Flower Frenzy

Today we have a gorgeous flower frenzy post filled with inspiring projects using our latest and greatest flowers! Karola Witzcak brings us a super sweet design filled with her trademark touches...and finished with lots of feminine flowers...there are Belle Arte...

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