Thursday, April 30, 2009

BG sneak peeks and NSD...

Hey there!!
What a busy week! I've been working on so many projects and getting ready for National Scrapbook Day! We are celebrating over at Bad Girls with the most amazing challenges and classes. The girls are so stinkin talented-I am so excited for all of the fun stuff they have planned. Here is a link to the forum to see all of the talk about whats going on that day--May 2nd! This will definitely get your mojo goin':
http://www.badgirlskits.com/mb/viewforum.php?f=103

And we are headed for a big reveal night-the May kit is amazing! Wendy always puts together the best kits! When I first saw it-I wasn't sure what direction it would take me in. But it took on a life of it's own. I created some of my most favorite layouts with it...But in the meantime-I have some sneak peeks for you!






Speaking of reveal night--it's tonight!!!!! Come on over to the BG forum and join us at 9:00pst for the party. There are prizes, games and sometimes a reveal before the reveal-wink!

We are also doing a celeb chat with Janelle Smith from 7 Gypsies on May 5th @ 11am pst--what a great chance to chat with a Gypsie and find out where her Gypsy-ness comes from!


Hope to see you there!

Be back soon with my LO's!

xoxo Cari



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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I just came back from the Dead..

Haha!! I just got back from Buffalo where Pete and I saw the Grateful Dead in concert!
My husband is a big Dead Head and he was so excited to see them on tour. I love to go and not only listen to the music, but also to people watch...Man-it doesn't get anymore entertaining than that! I was engulfed in a sea of Tye Dyes, dreads and Patchouli...among other things...:P Tent city was fun to walk through. It has a culture that is all it's own.
t was a fabulous show! They played Bobby McGee (cool surprise) and of course-Truckin' among other favorite Dead tunes..

Then I visited Buffalo Stamps and Stuff on our way out of town to drop off my class album that I am teaching there on May 28th. It was great to see Sharon and Mark-they are the sweetest people of all time! And I also went to say Happy Birthday to my dear friend Jo--but she took the day off for her Birthday..sorry I missed you sweets! Hope you had a fabulous day! This card is for you!!


I have been bust playing with my Prima goodies! I am loving this line by Adrienne Looman. It's her Rebellious Line for Prima! Perfect for older kids, teens or any layout you want to be bold and fun! I made this little owl card using the new stamp kit and rub-ons and bling.And here she is!! Miss Holly-looking fabulous as always! I stole this photo from her and decided this is the perfect backdrop for it! Love her hat by the way! I used swirls, large page Pebble and small too, rub-ons, flowers and felt letters. Oh and black gems--they are fun to sprinkle around a page!

Thats all for today! I'll be back soon for sure!

xoxo Cari

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Prima And Tattered Angels!!

Hey everyone!!
I hope you had a great weekend!! The weather here was fabulous (for this time of year anyway). I got out and cleaned up part of my garden yesterday-it felt great to work outside with the sun shining on my face...ahh...can't wait for Summer!

Today-I am featured on the Prima Blog using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and of course--Prima goodies. The two are a match made in heaven! I hope you've had the chance to try out some Glimmer Mist...this stuff is so amazing. You can layer colors, alter anything, use with masks, ...the list goes on. I am slowly collecting a variety of colors for my stash. I am addicted. Yes--indeed, I am.
Here are my creations for the day.
I created two cards using Prima paper, old book paper and Glimmer Chips-Butterflies. I love those B-flies! I layered color upon color. I experimented with many colors and let them dry for a bit. Then I used a few on these projects.

The first card-I used Gold, Cranberry Zing, Tattered Rose and Walnut Gold.
This card I used Riptide, Gold, Coffee and Walnut Gold. This is is a Mother's Day card....
And then-I sprayed onto Kraft Packaging that Prima makes for their paintables.
Here I used Cranberry Zing, Scarlet, Golden Terracotta, Lime Twist and Lemon. Then went over the whole thing with Gold. I sprayed over flowers for a masking effect. I used a couple of Butterflies I had sprayed earlier-they are sprayed with Riptide, Walnut Gold and Gold.


Check out the Prima Blog-this is the fabulous give away-they are taking sign-ups today!!!


Thats it for today! I will be back with more projects and fun ideas!
xoxo Cari


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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hambly, BG and Classes!!!

Hi everyone!!!
This week-I am enjoying Spring Break with the boys! I just love not having a schedule or a strict bed time. We had movie night tonight-made popcorn and watched Kung Fu Panda--I love that movie!! I can't believe I didn't see it sooner! They are trying out Kung Fu moves on one another now as I update my blog....it won't end well-I just know it.

Anyway-I wanted to mention a few things:
Right now, Hambly has featured Bad Girls on their blog!! YAY!
If you post a comment on both Bad Girls Blog and Hambly blog-you will be entered to win a free BG Kit!! How awesome!! Here are the links so you can go check it out:

http://wendyrago.typepad.com/bad_girls

http://hamblyscreenprints.typepad.com/screen_prints_blog/2009/04/hambly-in-bad-girls-kit-club.html

Aaaannnddddd...I have a couple of class peeks for you to see.
My Build A Book Class is coming up this weekend on the 18th.

Build A Book Prima Style
Let’s build our own book with clear pages, clever inserts and lots of great embellishments. Gorgeous Prima products! Any theme you like!
Saturday April 18th 10:00-12:00
Fee: $40


My canvas class is scheduled in Buffalo on May 28th at 6:00 at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff!
And at Stampin & Scrappin Time in Bridgeport on June 6th.....
Class info:
Prima Canvas Album!
The album is 8x8 in size with clear and canvas pages that we will adorn with fabric pieces, paints and more! Create it with any theme in mind!
Thursday May 28th 6:00-9:00--Buffalo
Saturday June 6th 10:00-1:00-Bridgeport (limit 12)
Fee: $65
I have been a busy busy girl and i still have a lot more to do!!
Thanks as always for stopping by!
xoxo Cari

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Prima Studio!!!

Hey everyone!!!
I have been a busy girl working hard on all of my class projects, trying to get caught up!
And planning ahead! Not an easy task, especially all at once.....

I got an e-mail from Sharon today saying our videos are up!!!
I haven't watched mine yet, so I'm not so sure how well I look. It is day 5 into CHA and it is first thing in the morning with no coffee yet....sheesh! At least I am freshly groomed. Sharon did an outstanding job on her segment(of course-trying to out shine me). I helped tape a little. And I can't believe how cheery Leah is in the morning--actually--all the time!!

But first I will link you to Adam's video which is hilarious!! He cracks me up!
And he loves fairy dust......
and also in the video is Pom's significant other-Michael-he is a sweetie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkk2Lip3hMU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftheprimastudio%2Ecom%2Ffree%5Fvideos&feature=player_embedded

And here is the link to Prima Studio;
http://theprimastudio.com/free_videos

Enjoy the segments!
I'll be back soon with some projects!
xoxo Cari
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Monday, April 6, 2009

Classes, Updates and More!

Hey!!!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Here are some Spring cards I made with my Cricut!
I love the way they turned out! Simple and sweet! And a great way to start the season I may add...





Well, Spring Fling card event is over-it was such a great time! I love seeing the regulars and meeting new ones too! All of the prepping and hard work is totally worth it everytime! I hope to see all of them in the Fall--I look forward to it! It's scheduled for Oct. 3rd!
Everyone is so sweet and so appreciative--how did we get so lucky with a group like that?
And there were quite a few that couldn't make it that I missed!! SAD!!


I just finished our newsletter for the shop so I wanted to list my upcoming classes:

Build A Book Prima Style
Let’s build our own book with clear pages, clever inserts and lots of great embellishments. Gorgeous Prima products! Any theme you like!
Saturday April 18th 10:00-12:00 Limit 6 people
Fee: $40

Creative Minibook with OA
Get creative with this chipboard minibook and some of my favorite papers from October Afternoon. Darling embellishments, great stamp images and creativity = a great book!
Saturday May 2nd 10:00-12:00 Limit 12 people
Fee: $35

Canvas Album
The album is 8x8 in size with clear and canvas pages that we will adorn with fabric pieces, paints and more! Create it with any theme in mind!
Saturday June 6th 10:00-12:30 Limit 12 people
Fee: $40
All of my classes are chock full of techniques, goodies to play with and we always have fun!
Call the store to reserve a spot in any of these classes. 315-633-5325
I will have samples completed very soon and on display.

I am also teaching the Canvas Album class in Buffalo Thursday night May 28th during CKC. I'll be teaching at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff in Amherst. Sharon's store is so fabulous and so are all of the ladies that work there!! I LOVE going there to visit and teach! Her customers are amazing too-love that group! More details about that to come soon.......

And Prima is teaming up with Tattered Angels this month-make sure you check out the Prima blog for fun ideas and inspiration! I just love glimmer mist and their stencils--so addicting! I love to spray away! I'll be featured on April 20th but don't wait until then to see all of the great ideas-make sure you visit each week!
Gotta run! Be back soon with more schtuff!!
xoxo Cari


















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Friday, April 3, 2009

Butterfly Kisses!!

Hi!!!
The April Kit at Bad Girls has been revealed-Butterfly Kisses! I loved this kit so much!! It is so bright and cheery with whimsical papers, diecuts and amazing possibilities! I think this is my favorite kit to date--I just love Sass A Frass Lass so much!
This first project, I used a C&T Publishing Shadow Box--they have great stuff! This shadow box originally had a lid so the whole thing would close as a box. Instead, I cut off the lid and made a hanging shadow box with a sweet little scene inside. I decorated around the frame using distress ink and distress stickles. Then added gold pearls. On the inside, I used a page from an old book and then created my scenery. I attached ribbon to the top so that I could hang it on the wall.

On this next layout-I used the lid from the box as a photo frame-love the way it pops out! Miss Frankie looks so sweet! The background of this layout has been stamped and then embossed with white emboss powder. I stitched a border too. I punched a bunch or scallopped squares and tucked them behind the frame.

This is our Ad challenge for the month-a challenge Wendy posts every month to win a cool prize! This is my interpretation---Eat Cake!!! It's Delicious! Thats a photo of my brother when he was little enjoying a piece in his fabulous outfit!
I just loved the Hambly Butterfly Screen Print-I didn't want to cut it up! I added paper behind it and sprayed Gold Glimmer Mist over the whole thing.

I love to stare at the old Amusement rides whenever I visit a fair. They have some amazing details and beauty that I can't help but notice!! So I decided to scrap a photo I took of the swing ride at the fair---it was gorgeous!!! And pink!! I went a little crazy with die cuts-but it was fun!

Thanks for stopping by!! I will have more goodies to share soon!
xoxo Cari




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