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Gorgeous Projects by Steph Devlin

 
Hi everyone, Steph Devlin here with some shares to finish off the month.  I can't believe it's the end of September...goodness, it will be Christmas before we know it !!! 

First I have a new layout to share with you, where I have used the beautiful Londonerry Papers and embellishments.

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Jetai1WM
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  • 843762  Sampler
  • 843106  Parlor Games
  • 553326  Coventry Rose
  • 552594  Avon Rose
  • 553234  Flower Market
  • 552992  Gillian
  • 537647  Lilliput Roses
  • 539597  Debutantes
  • 539535  Camilla
  • 551643  Pixie Glen Resist Canvas
  • 551612  Printery Resist Canvas
  • 551640  Londerry Resist Canvas
  • 843748  Pixie Glen Ledger Sheet
  • 551490  SIIC


Next I would love to share the first of two OTP items that are going to be a set.  I have taken a cup and saucer and altered it, using Prima's beautiful new flowers, vines and butterflies. The addition of the Shabby Chic Resin gives the cup a whimsical touch and adds to the charm of this altered item.

 

  Alteredcup7PWM

Alteredcup4PWM

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  • 553173  Gemini
  • 548858  Corrine Roses
  • 538668  Fairytale Roses
  • 535513  Mini Roses
  • 552985  Gillian
  • 544805  SIIC
  • 547394  Precious Metals
  • 549381  Candy Gems
  • 890728  Shabby Chic Resin
  • 551810  Crystal Palace
  • 552072  Meredith
  • 552640  Bretton Vines

 

 Lastly I have another OTP creation using a wonderful texture technique that you can mix and match with Glimmermist and Inks.

SeptYou will need a Multi Medium Gel, (I used Claudine Hellmuths Studio Line)and Glimmermists and Inks of your choice.  I combined both the Chalkboard and Traditional Glimmermists for a more matte approach to create the final result for this canvas.

 Firstly, you will need any Prima Mask -  I have chose a gorgeous flourish for my 5" circular canvas.  Position your mask on the surface, exactly where you want the design to appear.

Sept1 copy
Sept2 copy

Next using a palette knife, apply your Medium Matte Gel horiontally over the mask.  Smooth it with the bottom of the knife and you can even use a small square of cardstock or old giftcard to distribute the gel evenly.

Sept3 copyOnce you have lifted the mask off, you can either dry in the sunlight, or if you are impatient like me, a heat tool helps speed up the drying process.

Sept4 copy

I started by applying Glimmermist over the dry surface area - concentrating on the textured area.  Dry off lightly with heat tool and repeat the process with deeper, richer colors, customising appearance of your project.


Sept5 copy

I puddle my deeper colors to draw the eye to the texture created by the gel.

Sept6 copy

Sept7 copy
Lastly I ink the edges to define my surface and blend lightly with a dauber sponge or if you like getting messy like I do, your finger works perfectly !!

So here is the finished canvas ready to hang up or pop on a easel ..... 

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and some close ups ....

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  • 552404  Miss Kate
  • 543051  Mountain Lilly
  • 538712  Cameo Roses
  • 538606  Fairytale Roses
  • 843239  Cornwall
  • 890773  Shabby Chic Resin
  • 890698  Shabby Chic Resin
  • 890674  Shabby Chic Resin
  • 890728  Shabby Chic Resin
  • 930042  Trinkets
  • 882037  Masks

Well, thanks for taking the time to read my post, and I hope you have fun playing with this new technique ...

Steph xo

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We always love to share what the design team has been up to.  Today, we have two very talented ladies sharing some of their projects made with our newest collections.  First up is Leslie Ashe...
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Leslie is going to share some great tips and techniques on how she made this lovely layout.  We just love the colors and textures!
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I opened my bottle of spray mist and just let it drip on my page in various spots.  Using 3D adhesive, you can lift your felt embellishment and photo for a more dimensional effect.
 
 
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I used a border punch on 2 sheets of patterned paper (after using spray mist). I turned one upside down and placed it on top of the other so that the border punch would appear on both sides of the paper.  This makes for a very nice border.
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Placing crystals on your page really adds a lovely effect. Here, I took my pen and dotted around to make it pop off the page.
 
 
Just another tip -
I used paint on my mask for this layout. While it was still wet, I used spray mist over the entire page.  This made the paint shimmer more once it was dry.  Also, I placed buttons on all of the clocks on this page for a fun look.
Supplies:
Printery Paper "Negative" 843502
Printery Paper "Emperor"  843489
12x12 Ledger Paper 843748
Printery Essentials 552527
Printery Coventry Rose 553289
Harlow Cashew 551773
Gillian Cider 553005
Sherwood Rose Partridge 552695
Meredith Mer 552091
Aglow Mica 553494
Parchment Petals Vintage 551971
Parchment Petals Antique 551988
Reflections Londonerry 551124
Writers Tape Khaki 550790
Say It In Crystals 551384
Say It In Crystals & Pearls 544270
Arco Iris Collection Botanical 544362
Alphabet Stickers 550127
*Alphabet Stickers 544232
Mask 550004
Felt Gate 542207
 
other:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in suede
 
 
 
Next, we have an amazing mixed media project from Anne Jo Lexander...
 
Ania_box1 

I'm a big fan of adding personal touches to small favors.

It doesn't really have to cost you that much - only what you already do have stashed in your scrapbook-supplies and/or pantry. Take this box - it's an empty cardboard box that was used to contain nuts. Its inner walls were lined with foil which made it easily cleanable with a damp cloth, and the nut did not leave any strong odours so it was perfect for my purpose: gifting this box filled with coarse ground coffee grains along with two cups of french press cups!

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I used the Printery paper collection for this box, mellowing out the blackness some with white paint randomly added then wiped off the paper. I then built a focal point with a die cut piece of chipboard, felt leaves and a white flower, before adding more paperflowers and leaves to the centre.

It was all hot glued onto the box. 

Ania_box3 

I wanted the box to be as practical as possible, yet somewhat decorative. Hence the simple top made of paper.

Thanks for looking!

Supply list:

Say It In Crystals border 544478
Splendor Moss 553593
Printery papers: "Monogram" 843533; "Negative" 843502; "Page Four" 843526
Flower Market Printery 553265
Vermont Ocre 553647
Cartier Smoke 553364
Toggle 550448
Londonerry Chipboard 551230
Ribbon: Elysee

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Creative Journals and an International Class on LWP this week!

This week, we have some great classes in store for our viewers, including an International class all the way from Australia!

Janine Koczwara is going to share some of her design secrets while creating a gorgeous layout using the Pixie Glen Collection, with an assortment of Prima embellishments. There has been a schedule change for this class and it will be broadcasting Friday, September 30th USA/ October 1st Australia. See class details below!

Our journal classes offer a mix of styles, from brightly colored with a playful twist,to shabby chic loaded with techniques! Drew is creating a fun journal using Ruby Violet papers and embellishments. Marion will be creating a journal from scratch using watercolor papers, grungeboard and Prima pretties!

Watch our live broadcasts and recorded shows from our Prima Channel on ustream! Create a free login and join our live chats during every show! Go to our Live with Prima website for our complete schedule, show information and more! And did you know you can watch our Live with Prima shows from our Prima Fan page on Facebook? Click the Facebook link to see for yourself!

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Teen Class: Ruby Violet Journal with Drew Scott

Tuesday, September 27th at 5:00pm PST/ 8:00pm EST

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Let’s create a cute little journal to write out all your thoughts, creative ideas or keep you on track with your daily schedule. This class features so many awesome techniques including a Ruby Violet Cuff transformed into a journal closure, altering flowers and so much more! This is a class that will get your mind flowing with new ideas and ways to use Ruby Violet on virtually any project you can think of!

Prima Products:

  • 940058 Ruby Violet Cardstock (2 sheets)
  • 950546 Ruby Violet Embellishments
  • 940515 Ruby Violet Embellishments
  • 940751 Ruby Violet Cuff (teal + pink)
  • 890964 Comfort Craft Knife
  • 890940 Comfort Distressing Tool

Extra Materials:

  • Tape Runner Adhesive
  • Wet Glue or Hot Glue
  • Printed masking Tape or Gaffer Tape
  • Black Pen
  • Colorful Markers (I used Copics)
  • Corner Round

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Handmade Water Color Journal with Marion Smith

Thursday, September 29th at 6:30pm PST/ 9:30pm EST

 Watercolor Journal

This watercolor journal is so much fun to make, but get ready to get messy! We'll be using Prima masks, spray mediums, UTEE, and ink to make this truly unique journal!

 Prima Products:

  • 529567-Wildflower Pillar Pack
  • 545611-12x12 Mask
  • 545642-12x12 Mask
  • 549510-Botanical-Butterfly Kiss
  • 544683-Say It In Crystals and Pearls
  • 546021-Innocence Collection 2

 Extra Supplies:

  • Grungeboard by Ranger-Basic Dots
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Heavy Thread
  • Brown Distress ink
  • Glimmer mist in; Green, brown, red, and tan
  • UTEE
  • Heat Tool
  • Gear bigshot die cut (Optional)
  • Watercolor paper (About half a standard pad, 12 sheets then cut in half)
  • Misting water bottle

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International Show: Pretty Pastel Layers Layout

with Janine Koczwara from Australia

Friday, September 30th at 6:00pm PST/ 7:00pm MST/ 8:00pm CST/ 9:00pm EST/ Oct. 1st 1:00am GMT/ 10:00am Central Australian Time

Take a Photo 

Do you love soft, feminine, multi-layered pages, filled with little details? Janine Koczwara has created a beautiful feminine page with the new Pixie Glen line.  She will take you through the steps and show you how she adds her distressed layers, for a wonderful detailed looking layout.

Prima Products:

  • 536152-Monarch Centers
  • PE-002-30P-Small Roses-Pink
  • 538620-Fairy Tale Roses-White
  • 546137-Innocence Collection 2
  • 549336-Candy Gems-Berry Blue
  • 843236-Pixie Glen Paper-Dartmoor
  • 843205-Pixie Glen Paper-Rose Arbor
  • 843168-Pixie Glen Paper-Window View
  • 841638-Jack and Jill-Green Fields
  • 541064-Lace
  • 536350-Clear Stamp
  • 541781-Alphabet-Jack and Jill

 

 

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Hi Everyone!  Stacy Cohen here.   Now that my girls are back to school and our family is on a regular schedule, I've had more time to play around with all my beautiful Prima supplies.  Here are a couple layouts I've been working on.   The first one features papers from the lovely Pixie Glen collection. 

 This little light of mine

I love that there is a paper in each collection with journaling spots.  I used one of the journaling spots and the mini alpha stickers to create a hidden journaling pull tab,

 This Little Light of Mine Close Up

 

I decided to play around with something a little different on this layout:  candle wax!  I lit a sea-blue candle and let the hot wax drip onto my paper.  I added some droplets of spray ink to compliment the wax color.  If you try this at home, be careful with the flame and hot wax! 

 This Little Light of Mine close up candle wax 

Products used:

843229 Pixie Glen "Cornwall"

843212 Pixie Glen "Devon"

843168 Pixie Glen "Window View"

843205 Pixie Glen "Rose Arbor"

550172 Alphabets - Pixie Glen

550073 Alphabet Stickers

551360 Say it in Crystals

551841 Crystal Palace - Starburst

 

This next layout features a picture of me and brother when we were little.  The Romantique line is perfect for these vintage looking layouts.  Eeeks . . . I think I just called myself vintage.

 My brother and me 
 

What I did here was cut out the image of the lady and flowers from one corner of the Romantique "Hilary" paper, then I flipped the remaining piece of paper over, cropped it, and adhered the lady with 3D pop dots to the reverse side (covering the missing spot).   

 I painted the edge of the Romantique paper with gold paint, then I mounted the paper on cardstock and crocheted a delicate border around the outer edge.

My brother and me close up 
 
 
 
Products used:

843427 Romantique "Hillary"

551223 Romantique Chipboard 

550097 Romantique Alphabets

553470 Medley Copper

551704 Fleur De Lys - Almond

552503 Avon Rose - Romantique

552695 Sherwood Rose - partridge

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

 Stacy Cohen

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Hello, Trudi here! 

I have two projects to share with you today.  As Prima has teamed up with Tattered Angels this month, both  feature a touch of Tattered Angels mediums and a whole lot of Prima 'loveliness'.

First up, a layout created with the gorgeous Alla Prima Collection with a hint of Printery and also a little background history behind the photo.

Presently,  my eldest girl 'Miss E' is going through a stage where she likes to 'ham it up' whenever the camera comes out.  Quite often my photos will look like this one...


....Or my personal favorite - the tough look


However, in a rare moment,  I may 'score a keeper' as they say... 

The photo has been cropped tight to remove the background distractions of a 'food court' as we refer to them in my part of the world.  I also wanted to focus on the faces and expression of my two girls.


'With You' by Trudi Harrison

Materials


  • 552558 Essentials 11 - Alla Prima
  • #553272 Flower Market - Alla Prima
  • 552459 Avon Rose - Alla Prima
  • #551209 Chipboard Pieces - Alla Prima
  • #553814 Alla Prima Col. Mulberry Paper 6" x 6"
  • #843380 Alla Prima Col. Ferrulle
  • #843397 Alla Prima Col. Chiaro
  • #843328 Alla Prima Col. Low Key
  • #843359 Alla Prima Col. Motif
  • #553296 Coventry Rose - Printery
  • #843526 Printery Col. Page 4
  • #843519 Printery Col. Signature
  • #552107 Meredith - Kiwi
  • #890735 Resin - Mini Windows
  • #890759 Resin - Gable
  • #552008 Twisters - Pastel
  • #552688 Sherwood Rose - Truffle
  • #552985 Gillian - Aqua
  • #546366 Dreamy - Angelica Rose Collection
  • #543563 Essentials 9 - Annalee
  • #543631 Essentials 9 - Annalee Mini
  • #542726 Love Letter Roses - Jade
  • #537654 Lilliput Roses
  • #930042 Vintage Trinkets
  • #545574 8" x 8" Mask
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Trunk Bay and Coffee Shop


The background patterned paper is Alla Prima 'Low Key'.  
An area behind the photo was first masked with Tattered Angels 'Coffee Shop' and 'Trunk Bay' Glimmer Mists and a Prima 8" x 8" circular mask  - I used #545574. 

 You can see some of the masking peeking out in the above photo.


 Essentials flowers have been layered with hand cut elements and a variety of other pretty Prima blooms including Gillian and Angelica, Avon, Coventry, Lilliput, Love Letter and Sherwood Roses.

A little butterfly magic has also been included - the one featured is from the Meredith Kiwi collection.
A Pastel Twister has been incorporated to create a butterfly flight path.



I also have a little altered bird cage and stand to now share with you . 
The colors for this were inspired by this months Prima Product Pick and Palette.


The bird cage started out as 'bare' chipboard. 
 To create a similar shabby rustic appeal on chipboard, I have included a small step by step.



First cover the chipboard with white medium - I used texture paste.  To add some extra detail, stipple the surface.  Allow to dry


 Place a Prima mask over the area you wish to add the masked detail and spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  Allow to dry.


Now you can leave it at this point 



Or you can take it a step further by adding more rustic appeal as I have done with the walnut ink crystals - Acknowledgement to Rachelle Minett who introduced me to walnut ink crystals and this particular technique. 

Sprinkle Walnut Ink Crystals sprinkled randomly over the top of the cage,  the top, base and table of the pedestal stand.  Spritz with water and I have allowed them to 'run'. 

 Areas where there is too much concentration of color, blot with absorbent toweling.  More water can also be added to further dilute.   



More depth was added round the bars of the cage and corners, with a paint brush and a liquid solution of Walnut Ink Crystals and water.

Once dry, the cage and stand were embellished with some Prima loveliness.

Starting with an 'Alyssa'  Bretton Vine which was weaved around the outside and top of the pedestal stand.



Before attaching, the vine was altered first by lightly sprayed with Tattered Angels 'Coffee Shop' Glimmer Mist. 

Blooms and hand cut patterned paper butterflies were randomly affixed.

 A resin bird from the 'Garden Well' pack has been affixed to the open door of the cage. A 'Sparrow' Cradle awaits inside the cage for 'her' to come and rest upon.



Some of the new gold tassel trim was applied around the bottom edge of the cage.  To 'age' the gold toning of the trim, 'Coffee Shop' Glimmer Mist was lightly spritzed before attaching.

The cage hangs and has been attached to the pedestal stand with the assistance of Prima Glitter Twister - the end was left and then twisted to add to the decoration.



Altered Bird Cage by Trudi Harrison

Materials

  • #552640 Bretton Vines – Alyssa
  • #552886 Cradle Sparrow
  • #552015 Twisters – Glitter
  • #550493 Tassel Trim – Gold
  • #553296 Coventry Rose – Printery
  • #890803 Resin – Garden Well
  • #551988 Parchment Petals – Antique
  • #551995 Parchment Petals - Scroll
  • #549053 Sugar Blooms Sparkling
  • #841478 Flights of Fancy – Miss Pretty 
  • #545567 8" x 8" Mask
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Coffee Shop
Thanks so much for dropping by and peeking at my projects!

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Beautiful Resins

We have just released a whole line of beautiful resin products here at Prima.  They are so versitile and add the perfect shabby chic touch to any project.  Let's see how design team member, Marie-Nicolas, has used them...

Today I'd like to show you how to use resins in different ways.  One of my favorite things to do with them is to paint them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.

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Just paint the resin piece with the included brush.  Don't forget the sides!!  Allow to dry.

 

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Cut a rectangle of paper the size of the interior of the resin piece and glue it on.

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Next, add a paper flower, Arco Iris flower or other embellishment of your choice.

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It's so beautiful, I will just have to make a card to go with it!

 
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Supplies: 842505 Melody Paper "Breeze", 842604 Melody Paper "Gathering Leaves", 843069 Sweet Fairy Paper "Blowing Kisses", 545314 Sweet Fairy Rub Ons, 544256 Say It In Crystals, 544393 Arco Iris Flowers, 890728 Resin Sculpture Window, 545567 8x8 Mask, 544317 Alphabet Stickers, 545819 Melody Chipboard Stickers, 536312 Music 4x6 Clear Stamp 

 

Of course, you can always use the resin pieces just as they come like I did in this example:

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Here I used two different circle shaped resin pieces.  On the first one, I added a small paper scallop circle, a small paper circle and one of the Arco Iris flowers.

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On the second one, I used a small paper circle, one of Prima's new Toggle buttons and a crystal.

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Supplies: 843441 Reflection Paper "Scribes", 843496 Printery Paper "Pressman", 842291 Reflection Paper "Goldboro" 842345 Romantique Paper "Gazette", 544249 Alphabet Stickers, 843243 North Country Paper "Wonderland", 541699 So Cute Canvas Chipboard, 550868 Pixie Glen Flocked Rub Ons, 551384 Say It In Crystals, 890735 Resin Mini Windows, 890742 resin Ceiling Ornaments, 544355 Arco Iris Flowers, 550448 Toggle Quirky, 921644 Canvas Paintable Word "Us", 550486 and 550516 Ornamental Edging, 552003 Elysa Flowers, 553470 Medley Copper

 

So you see, the possibilities with the resin pieces are endless!

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August BAP and PPP Winners!

For August we offered this lovely Ruby Violet-inspired Prima Palette:

  Rubypick

 

We also offered two ways to win a few Prima products!

 

1. Repost Winner-just by reposting this palette on your blog, Facebook or other site you have a chance to win. This month's winner is:

 

Jan Garber!!

 

Jan Garber

I love the new Resin pieces and all of the new gorgeousness!

http://scrapnsurprise.blogspot.com/2011/09/prima-perfection.html

Posted about it on my blog!

Posted by: Jan Garber | September 14, 2011 at 11:31 AM

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2. Project Winner-You can always join in the fun and submit a project based on these products/colors. Our Project Winner this month is:

 

Beverley Cunningham!!

 Ppp beverlery cunningham
Beverley's fun use of the bold, bright colors is perfectly displayed on this whimsical design featuring lots of Prima flowers!

Jan and Beverley-please email within 7 days to claim your prize! Put "PPP August Winner" in your subject line and direct the email to:

 

sharon@primamarketinginc.com

 

Here are a few other adorable samples from our readers!

Ppp irit shalom
by Irit Shalom

Ppp janice boon
by Janice Boon

Ppp larissa mcconville
by Larissa McConville

PPP Maja_Stokk
by Maja Stokk

Ppp marie-josee
by Marie-Josee Hamel

Ppp vanessa guiterrez
by Vanessa Gutierrez

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We also posted this adorable sketch for August:

 

2011August

 

Our August BAP Winner is:

 

Natasha Aguirre

 Bap NatashaNaranjoAguirre
Natasha has so many amazing elements going on with this beauty of a page! Look at her lacing techniques, masking, paper edging and stitching! Overall it is a complete winner in our eyes!

 

Natasha, please contact us within 7 days to claim your "BAP August" prize at:

sharon@primamarketinginc.com

 

How about us sharing a few other delightful projects?

Bap beverley cunningham
by Beverley Cunningham

Bap camilla ekman
by Camilla Ekman

Bap carla m
by Carla M

Bap chiqui gutierrez
by Chiqui Gutierrez

Bap alice dabush
by Alice Dabush

Bap dalaina burns
by Delaina Burns

Bap floliescrap
by Floliescraps

Bap kanako hajiri
by Kanako Hajiri

Bap lean
by Lean

Bap Magda Klementowicz
by Magda Klementowicz

Bap monique fox
by Monique Fox

Bap myriam mg
by Myriam MG

Bap phillipha newsham
by Phillipa Newsham

Bap romy veul
by Romy Veul

Bap Sara O¨nneby
by Sara Onneby

Bap shona keehn
by Shona Keehn

Bap susan lui
by Susan Lui

Bap tiffany solorio
by Tiffany Solorio

Bap vanessa gutierrez
by Vanessa Gutierrez

Bap wendy kwok
by Wendy Kwok


 

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Great gift ideas on Live with Prima this week!

We have two fabulous classes on Live with Prima this week! The first show is tonight with Jamie Dougherty featuring Ruby Violet Necklace kits. You will be amazed at just how easy these kits are to assemble to create your very own custom necklaces. And it's never too early to start thinking about the holidays. Lolly will be creating an assortment of ornaments, with great techniques and ideas, using Prima's North Country Collection. All of the projects featured this week, will make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season, so be sure to tune in!

Our classes are broadcasted live from our Prima Channel on ustream. Create a free login to participate in our chats that take place during every show. The chats are lively and fun, with viewers from all over the world! We have moderators present during every show to help you with any questions you may have during the classes. The instructors participate in the chats as well! Go to our Live with Prima website for a complete list of classes, scheduled events and to see our exclusive special value kit!

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Ruby Violet Necklace Extravaganza with Jamie Dougherty

Tuesday, September 20th at 5:00pm PST/ 6:00pm MST/ 7:00pm CST/ 8:00pm EST

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The Ruby Violet necklace kits are amazingly simple to create with and the look is anything but simple! Jamie will show you how to create a variety of necklaces from these fun and amazing kits with ease. These would make amazing gifts for the upcoming holiday season and they are very affordable too! Ruby Violet products will be available at acherryontop.com the end of September or pre-order a Ruby Violet Grab Bag through yourmemorieshere.com

Prima products:

  • 940898- Necklace kit
  • 940836- Necklace kit
  • 940652- Loopy Necklace Kit
  • 940690- Loopy necklace Kit
  • 940607- Ruby Violet embellishments
  • 940263- Ruby Violet embellishments
  • 940225- Ruby Violet embellishments

 Extra Materials:

  • Brads/ and or jump rings
  • Liquid adhesive (Beacon Quick Grip)

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Holiday Ornaments featuring North Country Collection with Lolly Chessie

Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30pm PST/ 7:30pm MST/ 8:30pm CST/ 9:30pm EST

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It's never too early to get ready for the holidays!  Lolly will show you how to make an assortment of 3D ornaments using elements from the fabulous new North Country Collection (the pine cone is just a little sneak peak of one of the ornaments being created during this class)!  Lolly will also be showing you a cute way to package these little fellas up as individual gifts too!

Prima Products:

  • 530747- Say it in Pearls SIIP Center Gray
  • 551254-North Country Chipboard
  • 551155-Antique Mirror Frames
  • 843274-North Country Paper: Icicles
  • 843298- North Country Paper: Snow Fall
  • 843267- North Country Paper: In the House

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Fresh Designs with Maiko

September is a product swap month with Prima and Tattered Angels so many of Maiko's projects feature both companies!

First, let me introduce this layout to you.

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This is a photo from when we traveled with the family the other day.
The storm was coming that day so we were not able to swim, but we really enjoyed taking a walk by the seaside and taking some photos.

Here are some details on what I did to this layout.
First I applied some modeling paste on white paper with a painting brush.

Sept 2


After drying the modeling paste, I added 3 colors of TA mists and wiped off some extra mist with tissue paper.

Sept 4


This is how it looks.
I also colored the flowers with TA mist using a painting brush.

Sept 5


The big flower is misted with Pearl TA mist which makes it look very sparkly.

Sept 6


I sprayed the canvas title and drew the edges with ink.  
Sept 7


I also used some new Resist Canvas from Prima sprayed with mist. 
Sept 9


Prima Items:
  • # 843380 Alla Prima Col. Ferrulle
  • # 551209 Chipboard Pieces - Alla Prima
  • # 546052 Innocence Collection 2
  • # 921354 Elle Collection
  • # 549084 Turkish Stone - Summer Carnation II
  • #551407 Say It In Crystals
Mists:
  • Sea Glass
  • Patina
  • Gumdrop
  • MustardSeed
  • Marshmallow

Next is my second layout.

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The background is colored in brown (it matches the Prima Palette too.)
I also used a lot of Resist Canvas on this project.
After masking the background with ink, I sprayed some mist over it.

Sept 11


Prima Items:
  • # 843144 Londonerry Col. Manor House
  • # 843403 Romantique Col. The Courts
  • # 843441 Romantique Col. Gazette
  • # 843427 Romantique Col. Hilary
  • # 553791 Romantique Col. Mulberry Paper 6"x6"
  • # 552503 Avon Rose - Romantique
  • # 552572 Jardinere - Romantique
  • # 551643 Resistant Canvas - Pixie Glen
  • # 550066 8”x10” Alphabets - North Country
  • # 551384 Say It In Crystals
  • # 552053 Elysa - Wheat
  • # 552695 Sherwood Rose - Partridge
  • # 553586 Splendor - Terra
  • # 553470 Medley - Copper
  • # 551124 Reflections - Londonerry

Mists:
  • Mustard seed
  • Wheatfields
  • Sand
  • Suede

And lastly this is my canvas album.

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Here are the pages inside.
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Sept 15

Sept 16

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Sept 18
Sept 19
Sept 20
I colored all the pages using masks and mists.
I used a lot of mist so the pattern appears clearly.
Because I decorated the album like I decorate a layout, the album became very thick!! lol
Sept 21

 


Prima Items:
  • # 920586 4x6 Canvas Album
  • # 843380 Alla Prima Col. Ferrulle
  • # 843373 Alla Prima Col. Encaustic
  • # 550134 12”x12” Alphabets - Alla Prima
  • # 550073 8”x10” Alphabets - Alla Prima
  • # 552558 Essentials 11 - Alla Prima
  • # 551209 Chipboard Pieces - Alla Prima
  • # 550035 Masks
  • # 550028 Masks
  • # 551384 Say It In Crystals
  • # 551438 Say It In Crystals
  • # 551407 Say It In Crystals
  • # 551391 Say It In Crystals
  • # 550523 Tassle Trim Lt. Blue
  • # 552411 Coiled Pearls - Grace
  • # 552916 Ceylon - Garden
  • # 553050 Bristo Blooms - Teal
  • # 552688 Sherwood Rose - Truffle
  • # 551841 Crystal Palace - Star Burst
  • # 890797 Resin - Bird Houses
  • # 552985 Gillian - Aqua
Mists:
  • Mustard Seed
  • Sunshine
  • Weatfields
  • Sea Glass
  • Patina

I love the collaboration with Prima and Tattered Angels.
And I really enjoyed creating these projects!!
Thank you so much for taking a peek at my work!!
~~Maiko Kosugi

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Prima Will Be at Scraptastic 2011!

FOUR of our talented teachers will be teaching September 23 & 24 at Scraptastic 2011 in Brussels, Belgium!

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Make sure you check this event out and look for classes by:

 

Birgit Koopsen

Ingvild Bolme

Nathalie Kalbach

& Sharon Laakkonen!!

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Big Picture Winners!

 

We have a few winners to announce!


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Sharon Milford wins a spot in the Double Take Class!

 

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I would love the opportunity to learn from these very talented scrappers.

Posted by: Sharon Milford | September 14, 2011 at 02:09 PM

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Megan Lenske wins a spot in the Good Life Class!

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Oh gee.... how to decide??? I would be grateful to win either as they both look absolutely inspirational. You're going to make me choose though... eenie meenie... The Good Life please!!!

Posted by: Megan Lenske | September 14, 2011 at 11:58 PM

 

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Megan and Sharon-please contact us within 5 days to claim your BPS classes!

sharon@primamarketinginc.com

 

Thanks to all who entered! We appreciate each of you.

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Fresh Designs from Trina...

Hi, Trina here!

With Prima and Tattered Angels teaming up this month, I thought I'd show you a LO I've made using the two together.

I also wanted to show how versatile Prima is as this LO has new papers, but older collection embellishments. I adore how you can mix and match Prima products!

Sept1

First here's my LO: 
(you can probably pick that I've been inspired by my fellow DT member Finn's gorgeous style in this LO).

Let me show you how I created it.

I started off with a piece of Prima's new Printery collection paper "Negative". I stamped it with Prima's clear recital stamp.

 

Sept 2
 
You'll notice how it's not 'perfect' and has been overlaid.

Next I added some muslin.

Sept 4

Once it was in the right place I colored it using Tattered Angels Dark Denim. 


Because I only wanted the muslin to be colored, I sprayed the Glimmer Mist onto a scrap piece of paper, then used a scrap piece of muslin to transfer the medium. 

Sept5

Once this was done, I decided the LO needed some of the blue in the photo to come through so added a few sprays of the Bell Bottom Jeans.

I then started adding my clusters and embellishments. To do this I usually grab out all the product I can find in the right color ways. I then pile them on my desk next to where I'm working and start picking, placing, & discarding until I'm happy. 

Sept 6

The above close up shows how I decided to add some more muslin. I realised the LO needed some balance so added it under my smaller photo.

 

Sept6
 
I am using quite a lot of dies at the moment. It allows me to add layers of dimension without the LO becoming literally too thick.

In this case after pulling all my flowers out, I realised I wanted to add more color to match the misting I'd done earlier. I picked some Prima Innocense flowers then misted with Glimmermist Bell Bottom Jeans. 

Sept7

I've misted quite heavily in this instance to get a fuller coverage of color on the flowers. 
And then finally I usually add the last touches of Say It In Crystals, stitching, title etc.

 

Sept8

It seems pretty straight forward, but usually takes me a day to complete a LO including choosing & printing photos. Still I love the process.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I put together this LO.

Supplies used:

  • 843502 - Printery Negative
  • 843526 - Printery Page Four
  • 843540 - Printery Love Ledger
  • 550080 - Alphabet Stickers
  • 544225 - Alphabet Stickers
  • 535315 - SIIC
  • 543778 - Orchard Mix Frost
  • 537791 - Athena Flowrs Blue Belle
  • 536312 - Clear Stamps 4x6 Recital
  • 539467 - Cancan Flirt
  • 540180 - Innoscence Collection
  • Cottage Blossoms
  • Tattered Angels Glimmermist Bell Bottom Jeans and Dark Denim

Other: Cheery Lynn Die, Fiskars small circle punch, Tim Holtz Sizzix Ticket Die, Stitching, Black Ink

 

 

Visit me at my blog: www.trinamcclune.typepad.com

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Prima and Tattered Angels Blog Winner

On September 1st we posted this lovely give-away from our Prima/Tattered Angels Blog Hop:

 

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Of all of the wonderful comments left we randomly chose one lucky winner:

 

Carissa Squires!!!

 

Congratulations, Carissa! Please email us within 7 days to claim your prize! sharon@primamarketinginc.com

 

 

I really loved Sharon Laakkonens layouts with the new paper! And the wreath from Cari! Some very talented people here!

Posted by: Carissa Squires | September 12, 2011 at 08:06 PM

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We also have a few more projects to share with you from our talented designers! Each of these projects (plus many more) were shared on the blog hop.

TA ania
By Ania Lexander

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By Trudi Harrison

Ta finn shefun
By Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair)

Ta hege kjennepvannet
By Hege Lundquist

Ta lesliedailylovecoverwm
By Leslie Ashe

Ta maiko14cute
by Maiko Kosugi

Ta marie-nicolas IMGP5570
By Marie-Nicolas Alliot

Ta trina
By Trina McClune

Ta emelineIMG_6058

by Emeline Seet

Ta amwsome-people-look-for-a-beautiful-place-other-make-a-place-beautiful-kopia
By Anna-Maria Wolniak

 

 

PRIMA'S DESIGN TEAM LINKS
Ania Lexander
Trina McClune
Hege Lundquist
Anna-Maria Wolniak
Trudi Harrison
Maiko Kosugi
Stacey Young
Leslie Ashe
Karola Witczak
Steph Devlin
Emeline Seet
Marie-Nicolas Alliot
Finnibair (Anna Dabrowska)

PRIMA'S EDUCATORS LINKS

Janine Koczwara
Nathalie Kalbach
Cari Fennell
Birgit Koopsen
Jamie Dougherty
Marion Smith
Sharon Laakkonen

 

 

 

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Free Big Picture Classes!

Big Picture Classes



Big Picture Classes has been so generous to offer a free spot in each of the following classes just for our Prima readers!

  • The Good life by Amy Tangerine
  • and Double Take by Nic Howard and May Flaum

 

If you would like a chance to win a spot in one of these online classes please leave a comment on this post letting us know which one you would love to take.

 

We will choose a winner on Friday, September 16th! Classes start September 22nd. Go register today!

 

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The Good Life by Amy Tangerine
starts 9/22

About the class
Each week of class will focus on some of the components that make up the good life. Over the course of four weeks, you'll create and be inspired by fashion, home/office, travel and crafts. You'll also learn plenty of techniques that you can use on your various projects, which aren't limited to just fabric and paper. In this class, you will spend a little time learning, absorbing, feeling inspired and then be able to spend more time actually experiencing and doing. Isn't that what life's all about anyway?

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Double Take by Nic Howard and May Flaum
starts 9/22

About the class
Join Nic and May as they embark on four weeks of double fun! Each week you’ll receive four new sketches, eight example layouts, tips, techniques and step-by-step instructions. Working together to create double page layouts, while using your stash of scrapbooking products and making a dent in that pile of photos is the goal - all while having fun with two instructors that love to participate alongside the students on the message board and in the gallery. Nic and May will work together with you in this fabulous workshop to enjoy the numerous handouts, examples and sketches, big tips, and suggestions. In addition to all of that, you will find helpful information each week, the answers to common questions about creating double page layouts, from holidays to vacations and everyday moments in between - they'll bring the ideas - you just bring your photos and supplies!

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New Designs with AnnaMarie

Hi everyone! AnnaMarie Mondro here, and happy to be back hosting the blog! Hope you are all transitioning well to the month of September! :) Not only will I be celebrating a birthday in two days (!), but I also have three out of four kidlets back to school (including a new Kindergartener - sniff sniff! :-P) 

 

My littlest guy still keeps me pretty busy outside of naptime and bedtime (!), but I am finally getting a chance to catch up a bit with older photos waiting to be scrapped - it is such a treat to revisit those special moments! You have one of those piles too right?? Or is it just me?! LOL! :)

 

The first layout I would like to share with you today is one I created for the September Prima Product Pick (and Palette) - you can view the gorgeous earthy colors here, and don't forget that if you play along this month, you can submit your layout to Prima (should feature either those products OR colors), and get a chance to win your own pretty Prima package! :)

Additional details, including deadline and e-mail address for submission, can be found on the Prima blog - hope you find time to play along with us this month! :) I was so very inspired by the *gorgeous* browns of this palette - it just screams fall (my *favorite* season btw!) :)) Combined with these wonderful older photos of my Sophie taken by my friend Kate J., this layout came together rather nicely - such a nice warm palette of browns!

I find that my Tattered Angels Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist showcases beautifully on both the corrugated cardboard base and the Prima Resistant Canvas. :)

And don't you just love the subtle shimmer to these gorgeous Splendor leaves?? And aren't those wooden toggles so ding-dang CUTE?! :)

I also used my Tattered Angels Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist on the Shabby Chic Resin pieces to give them a bit of a more aged look - just spray lightly and blot once or twice with a dry cloth...gives a bit more depth in color without changing it too drastically! You can also spray the mist on any of the Flaxence linen flowers like I did below, if the color you have isn't quite the shade of brown you need. ;)

Supplies List: Item# 551445 - Say It In Crystals Item# 553579 - Splendor - Cinnamon Item# 553531 - Splendor - Fall Mix Item# 842291 - Goldsboro - Reflections Collection Item# 553722 - Tweet Vine - Quail Tendrills Item# 552022 - Flaxence - Barley Item# 544782 - Say it in Crystals & Pearls Item# 551742 - Firefly - Blue Ochre Item# 552886 - Cradle - Sparrow Item# 553128 - Allure - Jewel Mix Item# 553630 - Vermont - Brown Item# 551773 - Harlow - Cashew Item# 890728 - Resin - Window Decor Item# 551636 - Resistant Canvas - Romantique Item# 550448 - Toggle - Quirky Item# 553470 - Medley - Copper

 

And now onto my second layout. :) Obviously I am feeling a wee bit melancholy :-P as I look back on the pics taken over the summer, because the photos I chose to showcase on my layout below have me feeling just a teensy bit sad about how my littlest is not such a baby anymore (boo hiss LOL! :-P) I was really struck by this reality at my dad's house on the lake as he showed his independent explorer side :) and only looked back periodically to make sure I was still there. :-P They grow up too fast! :)

I think it's fairly safe to assume that I absolutely adore the Shabby Chic Resin pieces, as well as the Amore heart and Antique Mirrors - seems like I look for any excuse to add those products onto my pages! :)

Supplies List: Item# 843168 - Pixie Glen Col. Window View Item# 843519 - Printery Col. Signature Item# 551735 - Firefly - Sandune Item# 552367 - Miss Kate - Coppertone Item# 551506 - Say It In Crystals Item# 552718 - Sherwood Rose - Cottage Item# 551964 - Amore - Aqua Item# 551216 - Chipboard - Pixie Glen Item# 553630 - Vermont - Brown Item# 552145 - Fantasy - Bronze Item# 890780 - Resin - Garden Fittings Item# 890711 - Resin - Window Frame Item# 890834 - Resin - Bird Homes Item# 551100 - Reflections - Printery Item# 550097 - 8”x10” Alphabets - Romantique

 

That's it from me for this month! :) Thanks for stopping by! ~AnnaMarie Mondro

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Prima is Heading off to....

...a few AMAZING events this week in the great state of Minnesota!


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First check out Archiver's Scrapfest!


Date: September 16th-18th, 2011

Location: Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Project: Prima will be there offering lovely make-n-takes each day of the event.

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We will also be attending the fabulous Creative Connection!

Date: September 15th-17th, 2011

Location: Crowne Plaza, St. Paul, MN

Project: Prima will offer gorgeous make-n-takes in the Creative Connection Marketplace.

  • Friday, September 16th- 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 17th-10:00 am - 6:00 pm


 


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More Ruby Violet and Home Decor on Live with Prima!

Our classes are in full swing this month and there many more coming up! This week, we are featuring a Ruby Violet project, with teen instructor Drew Scott. His altered jewelry box will make the perfect container for your treasured pieces! Lolly has the perfect home decor project just in time for the Fall season. She will show you how to create a centerpiece using Prima flowers, that will look stunning on your table.

Be sure to check out our Live with Prima website for the entire September schedule, and also a calendar of events where Prima classes will be taught world wide. On this site, you can also watch previously broadcasted shows, find our ongoing special value kit and answers to commonly asked questions regarding our program on our FAQs page. The site is full of great information!

Join our classes "live" on our Prima channel at ustream.com. Create a free log in to join in our chats that take place during every show. You can chat with our Prima moderators to ask questions or comment and  meet other crafters from all over the world. Ask your friends to come too, then you can "meet" up and socialize!

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Teen Class-Ruby Violet Jewelry Box with Drew Scott

Tuesday, September 13th at 5:00pm PST/ 8:00pm EST

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Let’s create a fun and funky jewelry box embellished with new Ruby Violet! In this class, we will go over so many techniques such as variegated painting, splatter painting, altering Prima goodies and much more! This project is perfect for storing all your Ruby Violet necklaces and Cuffs. Use any of your favorite colorful paints to customize this project.

 Prima Products:

  • 940317 Ruby Violet Embellishments
  • 940294 Ruby Violet Embellishments
  • 949190 Aspen Cinderella Vines
  • 545413 Alencon Lace (1 yard)

Extra Tools and Supplies:

  • Colorful Paints + White and Black Paint
  • Foam Brush or Paint Brush
  • Extra Paint Brush or toothbrush
  • Small Butterfly Die Cuts or Punch Outs
  • Wet Adhesive or Hot Glue Gun
  • Temporary adhesive or tape

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Floral Fall Centerpiece with Lolly Chessie

Thursday, September 15th at 6:30pm PST/ 9:30pm EST

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Create a beautiful rustic fall candle scape centerpiece in oranges, browns, and greens.  Lolly will show you how to deck out a wood slice with moss and a huge assortment of Prima flowers made from paper and fabric.  You'll also learn how to wrap each candle with a little row of houses in Kraft paper.  This project can also be made in teals, purples and oranges by using different flowers from the same kit!

Prima Products:

  • 842413- Madeline Collection - Parterre
  • 546878- Treasure Rae Col Venice
  • 546564- Raffia Col Encyclia
  • 546939- The Fitzgerald Col Woodland
  • 547820- Matriarch Collection Audrey
  • 548711- Dechire Collection Noir

Extra Materials:

  • Circular Wood Slice (roughly 9 inch)
  • Green Moss
  • Sizzix - Alterations Die - Townscape
  • Sizzix - Eileen Hull - Leaves
  • Kraft paper (2 - 8.5 x 11 sheets)
  • Distress Ink - "Frayed Burlap" -or- "Walnut Stain"
  • Distress Ink - "Peeled Paint"
  • 3 White Candles (different heights if possible)
  • 3 Wooden Thread Spools (only necessary if you cannot find 3 candles of different heights)

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Are you into stamping or new to it? Or do you need an inspring holiday project for the upcoming season? We have a great class featuring our cling mounted stamps, new wooden frames and cool techniques all combined in one class. Watch our recorded video where Cari shows you how to do all of this!

 


Video streaming by Ustream

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Prima and Heidi Kelley

We are so lucky to have Heidi Kelley on our Design Team.  Her style is so unique yet whimsical in its way.  We love all that she adds to the team and know you will love her too!

 

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My name is Heidi Kelley and I live in the United States, currently in the state of Missouri, although this has only been our home for 8 months because we have moved many, many, times for my husband's job. I am a full time stay at home Mama, whose world really revolves around the "littles" that my husband and I have brought into the world. I have been married to my incredible husband Patrick for 11 years, and we have three children: 2 daughters, Ahna (10), and Sarenna (8) and 1 son, Jax (1). We are also expecting our fourth child this coming February!!


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There are few things I love more than having my hands covered with paint, gesso, and various other art mediums... and creating works of art that feature my children and the everyday wonder in my life. My two daughters and son are the inspiration for nearly everything I share, although a few photos of my hubby and I fall in occasionally! In addition, I find myself often creating mixed media projects completely inspired by my emotions that day. I create with my heart, never having a plan to start with, and simply going where the mood, paint, and photos take me.

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Supplies:
Ornamental Edging 550455, 550462, 550493
Medley "Treasure" 553456
Vintage Buttons 550738

 

My mixed media creating style is nothing if not completely eclectic. A bit haphazard, I suppose. I don't enjoy creating things that are replicas, or even remotely similar to other projects that I have created. While I use paints consistently, as well as art mediums, and certainly have techniques that I like to use in every piece - I crave making something fresh and new each time I sit down to work. I adore pulling in items that traditionally are not "meant" to be used in scrapping and art, and altering is what I love best. This can mean altering the canvas, the papers, the flowers... nothing is safe or unalterable. :)

Sittingprettypillow 


Supplies:
Carlotta Flowers:552732 Ivory, 552749 Smoke, 552763 Winery, 552787 Parrot
Parchment Petals:551988 Antique
Ornamental Edgings 550516
Resist Canvas 551643


My layout style is incredibly eclectic also, with a lot of whimsy involved. For me, it is truly about setting the scene, and capturing the memory of that precise moment. It's the everyday moments that I scrap, the looks, the moods, the things that we could forget so easily down the road. My journaling tends to remain private, written on the back or slid into a compartment on the photo, but I think this is an incredibly important aspect of scrapping and preserving the memory.

Here are a couple layouts that I created for the Prima booth this year at CHA:

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Supplies:
Pixie Glen Paper:"Garden Gate" 843175, "Pyske Cuts" 843182
Chipboard Stickers 551216
Jardinere Pixie Glen Flowers 552602

Inthemirror 



Supplies:
Printery Paper:"Signature" 843519, "Explorer" 843489
Printery Coventry Rose 553296
Printery Tiny Alphabet Stickers 550165
Antique Mirror 551131
Flocked Rub-ons 550875
Resist Canvas 551636
Ornamental Edging 550479



Let's see... what else? How about a few random facts that one might not guess about me....

1. I have a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, with a minor in Bioethics. I had hoped to one day work within medical ethics boards, but... my family has continue to grow and so I remain at home, and am so very happy to do so. These children are my life!
2. I despise applesauce.
3. In the last 10 years, we have moved 9 times. One of those moves kept us in the same place for nearly 4 years... so we have moved, a lot. I have lived in North Carolina, several spots in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Alabama, and now Missouri.
4. Topping my bucket list currently is taking a long hot air balloon ride. I will do it... someday.

Thank you so much for letting me share a bit about myself. I am SO honored to be a part of this Design Team, and still can hardly believe I am here. I truly believe that life lies in the details and while the big picture can most certainly be beautiful, it is the tiny elements that carve each one of us into our own person. I want to document these details, these little snippets of whimsy, of character, of flaw! I love sharing my story, our story, the way I see it - or the way I think my little ones see it... so that I can remember it long after the moments have passed.

xx Heidi

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Loving Ruby Violet

We have gotten so much amazing feedback about our new Ruby Violet line.  We are so excited to hear all of the positive responses to such an incredible line.  Here are some more peeks at the products as well as some amazing projects put together using this new line!

 

RV Product Sampler 

 

Ruby Violet Purse by Cari Fennell

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We just love how the Ruby Violet flowers kicked up the elegance of this otherwise plain purse.  Where's the party?

 

RV Plain Cuffs 

These cuffs are so fun and versitile.  Check out just some of the ways they have been altered.

 
RV Cuffs 

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There are so many ways you can individualize these cuffs to make them the exact right piece to wear for any occasion.

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?So many cheery baubles to choose from!

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Making your own jewelry has never been easier!

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But remember, they are great for just about any project!!

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?Are you excited?  Ruby Violet is really a one of a kind, fun filled line sure to put a smile on your face!

 

 

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Ruby Violet Showcase and more on Live with Prima!

Tonight, we are featuring the Ruby Violet Collection with guest host, Lilla Rogers! She is the designer and creator of this fabulous new line for Prima Marketing. Join us for an introduction of our new line, with countless creative ideas!

And on Thursday night, we have Jamie Dougherty sharing new and fabulous ways to alter an ordinary candle into something extraordinary! This project will make the perfect house warming gift or something you could recreate as a gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Be sure to tune in to our Prima Channel to see the live broadcast, at the scheduled times below! You can also see the show after it has been broadcasted, in our archives here. For the month long class schedule and show information, visit our Live with Prima website. Hope to see you at the shows!

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Ruby Violet Showcase with Lilla Rogers

Tuesday, September 6th at 5:00pm PST/ 8:00pm EST

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Let us introduce to you, Ruby Violet! It’s a brand new line, filled with color, bits, baubles and endless possibilities! Join us as Lilla Rogers, shares her vision behind this funky new line that she designed exclusively for Prima Marketing, with projects, techniques and more.

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 Lilla is going to show you how to create one of kind jewelry using the Ruby Violet necklace kits, without the use of any tools.All you will need are brads/jumprings and strong glue (Quick Grip by Beacon)to create a one of a kind piece.

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She will also be demonstrating other creative ways to embellish cuffs, and create your own scrapbook embellishments for your layouts! See the new paperline and stamps that match perfectly with this whimsical line...

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Lilla has so much to share with you tonight, we think you'll be inspired to try these amazing products for your own special projects! Find these products coming soon at A Cherry On Top and Your Memories Here. Ruby Violet will be in stores at the end of September.

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Bright Idea Altered Candle with Jamie Dougherty

Thursday, September 8th at 6:30pm PST/ 9:30pm EST

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Looking for a fabulous gift idea? Well, look no further! Join Jamie as she alters a glass jar candle, with lots of Prima and awesome techniques!  She will be using Prima’s clear stamps, UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), and Chalkboard Mists to create this gorgeous look!

Prima Products:

  • 541835- Paintable Clear Stamps
  • 544638- Say It In Crystals
  • 549565- Aire Collection
  • 547516- Lovely Fabric Lvs.
  • 538217- Caravan Nomad Rose

Extra Materials:

  • Thick Glass Candle
  • Heat Gun
  • Melting Pot (Only if you have one)
  • Clear UTEE (Ultra Think Embossing Enamel
  • Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist (Hot Chocolate, Decadence)
  • Heavy Gel Medium
  • Paint Brush
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Clear spray Varnish
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel

 

 

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September BAP & PPP

September brings us some amazing new challenges!

 

First we have our very popular Build-A-Page Sketch:

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This month's sketch is PERFECT for adding lots of fun embellishments, a HUGE title and a sweet shaped journaling spot!

 

Want to play along with us? Simply send your Prima-based project to us by September 30th, 2011 for a chance to win some amazing Prima products. Send projects to: Sharon@primamarketinginc.com. Please include "BAP September" in the subject line.

 

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BAP_KAROLA witczak
Karola Witczak shows off the new Pixie Glen line on her BAP layout this month!

Supplies:
  • Pixie Glen - Garden Gate paper # 843175
  • Pixie Glen - Window View paper # 843168
  • Pixie Glen - Dartmoore paper # 843236
  • Pixie Glen - Chipboard pieces # 551216
  • Romantique - Resist canvas # 551636
  • Londonerry - Resist canvas # 551650
  • Alla-Prima - Resist canvas # 551629
  • North Country - Typeset Alphabet # 550127
  • Mask 6 x 8,5'' # 550042
  • Ceylon flowers # 552892
  • Firefly flowers # 551742
  • Vermont felt leaves # 553616
  • TA Glimmer Mist - Cherub Pink

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Bap hege lundquist
Hege Lundquist turns part of the sketch side-ways for a fun twist using new Printery papers!

 

Supplies:

  • 843557 Folio, Printery collection
  • 551247 Chipboard Pieces
  • 550165 Alphabet Cardstock
  • 550103 Alphabet sheet
  • 552527 Essencials flowers, printery collection
  • 551100 Reflections, printery
  • 553364 Cartier flower, smoke
  • 552374 Miss Kate, foxy
  • 552688 Sherwood rose, truffle
  • 553487 Medley, star gazer
  • 551438 say iy in crystals
  • 882150 Masks
  • 548802 Meldoy, Love note collection
  • 547479 Lovely leaves collection
  • 544393 Arco iris collection
  • 544478 Siic borders botanical
  • Glimmer Mist - leather, jade

 

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  Bap anne jo lexander

Anne Jo Lexander takes our sketch and converts for a fabulous card this month! Check out that gorgeous Fleur de Lys flower taking center stage!

Supplies:

  • 6x6 mulberry paper – 553791  
  • Romantique paper – 843465, 843403
  • Splendor Leaves, moss: 553593
  • Fleur de lys, almond, 551704
  • Resin bird – 890810
  • Mini alpha – 550066
  • Crystals - 551513

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Bap stacy cohen
Stacy Cohen uses blocking beautifully on this sunshiney page using new Alla Prima papers and flowers!

Supplies:

  • 843397 Alla Prima “Chiaro”  
  • 843335 Alla Prima “Composition”
  • 552596 Alla Prima Jardener flower
  • 553333 Coventry Rose
  • 551391 Say it in Crystals
  • 552138 Fantasy Butterflies

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Bap maiko kosugi
Maiko Kosugi's page is filled with delightful new Prima products which enhance her amazing photo!

 

Supplies:

  • 890773-Resin Birds
  • 843403-Romantique Paper
  • 843434-Romantique paper
  • 843458-Romantique Paper
  • 552565-Romantique Essentials Flower Tube
  • 552503-Romantique Avon Roses
  • 550837-Alla Prima Flocked Rub-Ons
  • 550004-Brick Wall Mask
  • 550073-Alla Prima Alpha-white
  • 551346-SIIC pearls
  • 551902-Elegance Flower-Teal
  • 552237-Powder Puff Flowers
  • 552688-Sherwood Rose-Truffle
  • 552657-Bretton Vines
  • 552886-Cradle Bird Nest

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Bap marienicolas alliot
Marie-Nicolas Alliot's artsy touches fit perfectly on this BAP-inspired page. Take a peek at the fun masking techniques too.

Supplies:

  • Reflections Collection "Shimmer" #842338
  • Sweet Fairy Collection"Fairy Notes" #843076
  • Printery Collection "Signature" #843519
  • Say it in crystals #544294 #551490
  • Antiques mirror #551100
  • Prima Flowers #546151 #548223
  • Buttons #550431
  • Alphabets stickers #550073 #544232

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September's Prima Product Pick (and Palette) are soft and soothing, and oh-so-delightful!

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Of course there are two chances to win some amazing Prima products with our Palette and Pick challenges! Here's how:

ONE: Repost this Prima PPP blog post on your blog, facebook, or any other forum (please follow all forum's TOU.) Come back here and LINK us to your repost in the comment section!

 

AND/OR

 

TWO: Complete a Prima-based project using these products, or the Palette shown above, and submit them to us: sharon@primamarketinginc.com by September 30th! Please put "September PPP" in the subject line.

 

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Ppp maiko kosugi
Maiko Kosugi brings us an 8x8 canvas in soft browns and rich maroons. What a perfect project to hang up in your home.

 

Supplies:

  • 551636-Resistant Canvas-Romantique
  • 551384-SIIC Singles
  • 551117-Alla Prima Reflection Mirrors
  • 551896-Elegance-Maple Flower
  • 551995-Parchment Petal Flowers
  • 552695-Sherwood Roses
  • 553517-Aglow Leaves-Gold
  • 890803-Resins-Garden Well
  • 890780-Resins-Garden Fittings

Ppp annamarie wolniak
Anna-Maria Wolniak uses almost every brown in the palette on this stunning layout. The alphas add extra texture and visual interest to the design!

Supplies:

  • papers: #843458, #843410, #843526, #843489
  • alphas: #544836, #550066
  • canvas: #551650
  • flower: #548803
  • cotton tape: #550790
  • arco flowers: #544362
  • crystals: #551414, #551384
  • vintage buttons

Ppp stacey young
Stacey Young lets the browns in this month's palette enhance her sweet picture on this gorgeous page.

 Products:

  • 545345 Flocked Rub-Ons
  • 550110 Typography
  • 843489 "Emperor"
  • 843557 "Folio"
  • 842345 "Scribe"
  • 842437 "Skyward"
  • 546151 Eminence
  • 890711 Resins-Window Frames
  • 546366 Angelica Rose
  • 551384 SIIC Singles
  • 552756 Carlotta
  • 553289 Conventry Rose
  • 552695 Sherwood Rose
  • 552503 Avon Rose
  • 553470 Medley

Ppp hege lundquist
Hege Lundquist lets a bold white backdrop sets the stage for a dramatic effect with her brown accents!

 

Supplies:

  • 842383 Beautima - Madeline collection
  • 551124 Reflections - Londonerry
  • 550066 8"x10" Alphabets - North country
  • 552435 Coiled Pearls - Catherine
  • 552695 Sherwood rose - Partridge
  • 548803 Madeline - Love note collection
  • Glimmer Mist - suede

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Steph Devlin keeps a softer palette by using a monochromatic color scheme on her beautiful page.

Supplies:

  • 842420 - Parkway
  • 842413 - Parterre
  • 842345 - Scribe
  • 553296 - Coventry Rose - Printery
  • 551414 - SIIC
  • 544782 - SIIC
  • 551704 - Fleur De Lys
  • 552259 - Solitaire
  • 551773 - Harlow
  • 552039 - Flaxence
  • 552564 - Bretton Vines
  • 553494 - Aglow Leaves
  • 890698 - Resins-Window Closers
  • 810054 = - Times Alphas
  • 930059 - Trinkets

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Trina McClune uses a wide bariety of luscious browns and other neutral shades on this stunning layout about her little boy! (Check out the new Aglow glittery leaves just released by Prima!)

Supply list:

  • 843496 – Printery Pressman
  • 842253 – Reflections Reflections
  • 552886 – Cradle Sparrow
  • 553500 – Aglow Coffee Bean
  • 551384 – SIIC
  • 553159 – Gemini Bronze
  • 552527 – Essentials 11 Printery
  • 553586 – Cinnamon
  • 547400 – Precious Metals Col Honey
  • 882020 – Mask
  • 544065 – Cottage Blossoms Chocolate
  • 538705 – Cameo Roses White
  • 550066 – Alphabet Stickers
  • 537395 – Alphabet Stickers
  • Other: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Cheery Lynn Die

 

Ppp karola witczak
Karola Witczak finishes off our Palette projects this month with this gorgeous page filled with masking techniques, Shabby accents and gorgeous new Prima releases!

Supplies:

  • Printery - Emperor paper #843489
  • Printery - Pressman paper #843496
  • Printery Alphabet Typeset #550165
  • Printery Resist Canvas #551612
  • Printery Avon Rose #552480
  • Romantique - Orchard paper #843410
  • Londonerry - Manor House paper #843144
  • Mask # 550011
  • Mask #550035
  • SIIC #551414
  • SIIC #551438
  • Solitaire flower #552268
  • Gemini Latte flower #553180
  • Sherwood Roses #552688
  • Aglow Mica leaves #553494
  • Shabby Chic Resin Treasures - Large Window Closers #890681

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It's a Prima & Tattered Angels Blog Hop!

We are excited to bring a little

Blog Hopping Fun

your way!

 

We have teamed up with Tattered Angels to bring you some FABULOUS new projects from BOTH of our amazingly talented Design Teams and Educators!

 

 

First up we have this sweet give-away:

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Included are:

  • Prima Innoscense alterable flowers-3 packs
  • Prima Winter Roses
  • Prima Royal Verbena Silver Flowers
  • Prima Miss Sophie Lace Flowers
  • Prima Sugar Plum Roses-Banana
  • 3 styles of alterable Prima lace
  • TA Glimmer Mist-Sunflower, Blackberry Cordial, Bronze and Timberline
  • TA Glam-Nightfall & Dirty Martini
  • TA Chalkboard-Cherry Cola & Monolith

 

For a chance to win the LOVELY prize above just visit some of the other blogs listed below and then come back here and let us know your favorite altered Prima product spotted on one of the blogs!

(Comments will close September 14th at midnight PST. One lucky winner will be chosen on September 15th.)

 

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Now how about a few project peeks and blog links?

Be sure you click on all of the links for LOADS of fun ideas and techniques altering gorgeous Prima products!

 

 

How about a few Prima Educator Peeks:

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And a few links! You need to see what they have for YOU!

 

Janine Koczwara

Nathalie Kalbach

Cari Fennell

Birgit Koopsen

Jamie Dougherty

Marion Smith

Sharon Laakkonen

 

 

 

Prima Design Team Peeks:

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Design Team Links:

Ania Lexander

Trina McClune

Hege Lundquist

Anna-Maria Wolniak

Trudi Harrison

Maiko Kosugi

Stacey Young

Leslie Ashe

Karola Witczak

Steph Devlin

Emeline Seet

Marie-Nicolas Alliot

Finnibair (Anna Dabrowska)

 

 

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And finally hop on over to the...

Tattered Angels DT Blog:

 Tattered Angels Blog

Nat PrimaRemembering01

 

 

So hop around, get inspired, and then come back here and leave a comment for a chance to win that FABULOUS prize!!

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