Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Prima Layouts!

Hey friends!
Hope everyone is having a good week. It has been a busy one for me but everything is great.
Prima has started launching their sneaks peeks everyday and I must say-you are going to love it! I really think there is something for everyone-every style, every taste and more flowers than you ever realized you needed. And if this means you need to get your stash used up before you get more-then do it!
I use a whole package on every page, but that's how i roll...:) It definitely helps you use up your supplies to make room for new.

So I wanted to share a couple of my new layouts using the new stuff.
I am having a blast with it all. And just so you know-I made a crown last week...and i am dying to share that too but i have to wait just a little longer....

This layout was made using the Strawberry Kisses paper line. I am in love with the color combination and the designs are so vinatge. I used some new pearl swirls with the roses, butterflies, burlap flowers and I said---the whole stinkin package!!

Here is the second one using the new Shabby Chic paper lines and an array of flower goodness.
Cass was a great sport-she let me take as many pics as I needed (unlike the boys who have become extremely impatient in that area).

So that's all I can share for now but it's a nice start! There will be lots more soon!!
Oh and by the way-head on over to the Prima blog-they are having a flower giveaway -all you have to do is comment on it and you could be chosen!
Go here and you have until Friday!!!!
xoxo Cari
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

New projects!

Hello friends!
Phew...the holidays are over and the boys return to school tomorrow, and I need to dismantle Christmas in my home. It was a whirlwind of a month in December but it was fabulous. I really hope you all had a nice time too. I went to NYC with Sherry to visit my brother-we had a blast but it went way too fast. I didn't get to see a couple of people I had planned to meet up with-sorry Julie:(
But I plan to go down again soon. I had cookie exchange and party with great friends, my FIL came to visit which was so nice and then Matt came home for Christmas. We did a secret santa exchange and breakfast at work-loved it! The kids had a great time-they loved their gifts and they loved having family here too.

We managed to do Christmas without using a single credit card!! That is a major accomplishment and no surprise bills in January. Plus-I don't want to give any more of my money to those greedy credit companies. There are seriously robbing people with outrageous finance charges and putting everyone in horrible positions.

It's snowing here like crazy... I love these days when I have no where to go and I can stay in sweats all day. And of course update my blog a little bit. I have a couple of projects to share.
This mini book will hopefully make an appearance on BG today-just waiting for the admin to post a thread so i can get it up for the girls. This was the November 2008 project kit that I purchased from Wendy last year. I had to have it! The fabrics, vintage finds, all of it was too good to pass up! I created a mini book and i just love how it turned out! Can't wait to share more with everyone. I'll give a hollar when it's posted...

And this little house book came together like nothing else I've made. I knew what I wanted to do in my head but I never expected it to come together so nicely. Prima featured it on their blog and then Donna Downey decided to feature it too....very cool! I appreciate that so much!
And of course I had to post it on my own blog as well.

I used two canvas houses for the covers. They come already stitched and ready to use for whatever you like. I made the pages inside from Prima packaging (remember the kraft packaging?) I decorated it with canvas tabs, tags and buttons, Prima roses, paper leaves, pearl centers, lace and more! Oh and i also sprayed it with Walnut Gold glimmer mist to give it an aged look--love that stuff!

AAAAnnndddd...I got my CHA box from Prima!!! They have out done themselves again! Hard to believe they can keep coming out with better stuff. Every release is more amazing than the last. They will start showing sneak peeks on their blog January 4th so be sure to keep checking back to see what they made. Here is the link:
I can't share until they give me the OK, but I promise to post layouts and projects I've made using all of the new goodies when they give me the green light!!!
Thats all for today! Enjoy your Sunday, relax, create and leave the house work for tomorrow..
xoxox CAri

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