Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbook Day-Frank Garcia DT Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the Frank Garcia International Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop! 

We have some surprises in store for you in this hop! We are featuring some of our favorite Frank Garcia projects from the design team and we also have a giveaway up for grabs! We will be starting on the Prima Blog, simply follow along on each blog, leave a comment and/or follow each of the fabulous designers to be entered to win! 
Winner will be announced on May 15th! Good luck and have fun!

Start at the Prima blog and make your way through all of these fantastic blogs and then end where you began!

Today, I wanted to share one of my very favorite projects to date: 

Tales of You and Me Tag Book: 

I created this album using 4 large chipboard tags by Prima-they come in a packge of 12, so that works great if you want to make a few of these little beauties as gifts!

I made the pages in accordian style tied with seam binding. The silky ribbon makes it easier to fold and unfold without catching. 

If you would like to take a peek at how this was made-see the class right here! I created the project during the class from start to finish, along with fun ideas and techniques to try for your self! 
(Please excuse my babble-LOL)

Prima Products:
584979-Chipboard Tags-Large
942755-Flowers-Coco Bean Corsage
990817-TYM-Contes de Toi et Moi
990831-TYM-Jardin de Fleurs
990800-TYM-Notre Jardin Secret
990848-TYM-Beaute Cachee
586669-Box Flowers-Purity II
961404-Light Paste
980399-6x6 Stencil-Spark
961800-Art Sugar-White
Color Bloom Sprays-573850, 573843, 580315, 582890
584054-Doily Metal Die
961688-Licorice Beads
890940-Distresser Tool

I hope you enjoyed this post! And thank you for participating in our DT blog hop today. Be sure to visit each blog, follow or comment for a chance to win this fabulous prize:

Now head on over to visit Beatriz-she has a beautiful project waiting for you! 


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Monday, February 8, 2016

Destination Album

Hey Friends!

Today, I wanted to share an album I created recently for CHA. I used Frank Garcia's French Riviera collection newly released by Prima. This collection is vintage style by the sea-it reminds me of some things I would see in Cape Cod back in the days...the old days.

For the base-I used one of the Memory Hardware albums by Frank Garcia-it's a heavy weight  chipboard album with lots of pages inside-ready to customize! 

I transformed my album into a vacation book, ready for family vacation photographs at the beach! I spent a lot of time working on the cover-I wanted it to look beachy and whitewashed...

My boys have collected shells from our previous vacations over the years. I decided to incorporate them into the design-they add an organic touch and they were hand picked by my children which makes it even better!

I love the texture from the burlap and raw trims as well as the metals with the rust finish. They look like they have been weathered for years by the sea. French Riviera is what I used throughout the book for the seaside theme.

This is a peek at the inside cover and first page. I always like to layer ephemera, paper pieces and fun bits to make up the pages for a unique look. Adding splatters and spots make everything more interesting too.

Another shot of the cover so you can see some of the dimension added to the front with handmade flowers, die cuts, stickers and more. This is probably one of my favorite projects to date...now all that is left to do is add some special photos.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Prima Lanties and a nursery

Hey friends-
Today, I wanted to share some pics I took with my brother, in Lili Wren's nursery with the new Lanties. Prima sent me a set to try out and I knew they would look perfect in her room. 

These lovely lights are battery operated and they come in several styles (14 to be exact). The set I got is called Green House. The shades are made of a really strong coated paper, patterned with little buds of pink flowers. They can be displayed just about anywhere your heart desires!

I had to show them to her and see what she thought! She LOVED them- and tried to eat them. This photo gives you an idea of the size per lantern.  

They take three AA batteries and I can honestly say-they light up a lot brighter than I thought they would. The lanterns never got warm-they stay cool to the touch at all times.

We tried them out in three different ways to see how they would look in her room. First, we hung them loosely on her mirror above her dresser. I love how they look lit up against the glass and the setting is so sweet with the handmade dolls by Dawn's mom.

Next, we decided to hang them across the window on the curtain rod.  I personally think they look great even when they aren't lit because of the design and colors of the little shades. 

Here is a shot with them lit up. This was difficult to photograph with the light in the window but I think in this photo, you get the idea. 

Ok, so this third idea-we went a little crazy
We thought it would be fun to hang them on the metal birdcage shelf and it was!  I attached them with wooden clothes pins and framed in the shelf...

The beautiful strings of decorative lights will be shipping out to stores in just a couple of weeks. 
Here are a couple more of my favorite designs-Mason Jars with cork tops, Mercury Glass style light bulbs and Paper Maps....

I could see any of these used for photo shoots, birthday parties, weddings and more...the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by-have a great day!
xoxo Cari

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