Friday, April 9, 2010

Here I am!

Hey hey!!
Sorry I have been away from my blog for so long...things have been crazy and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. But it's all good! Germany was so amazing--I met so many sweet girls and I'll post more about that soon with pics! I have a card event I am preparing for tomorrow and I am down to the wire on that. It'll be nice to see all the girls tomorrow!

As you may know-I have a new job working for Prima and I love it! I am working on Live With Prima-live video classes that have been a huge hit! All classes have a project from start to fnish, made especially for the shows packed with techniques and tips. The Instructors have been amazing to work with-Marion, Julie and Donna. If you want to see what it's all about, check it out here: We have kits available for every project made and a calendar of upcoming's really cool-go check it out!

May is going to be extremely busy! I have Bryan's First Communion coming up so we have been getting ready for that. I am going to be teaching for Prima at Donna Downey's Inspired Event-I can't wait! But I have lots to prep before going-not quite ready yet! Here is a link if you want to see what it's all about:

And then I am going to be teaching at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff on May 20th plus make and takes for CKC Buffalo during the show Friday and Saturday.
All my girls will be there-it will be an amazing weekend!
And Tim Holtz is coming to her store---she is beyond excited! Check out her site for details.

OK-so onto other things-Prima is doing an exchange with Couture Cardstock!! Their stuff is amazing-I am hooked on their cardstock-it's heavy weight, has gorgeous texture, takes stamped images with ease and they offer a huge assortment of colors and styles.
Check out their site here:
and you may want to check out their blog too-they have some amazing samples from their design team using Prima and Couture Cardstock--
AND-Prima has it featured as well! Leave a comment on the Prima blog for a chance to win an amazing giveaway!! Good luck to you!!!

Here are some cards I created using their devine products:
The first card is made with a textured cardstock--I am in love with it! It looks like linen and adds subtle detail to the card. And notice how well it took the stamped sentiment--perfection!

This second card-I used the textured cardstock again for my label and sentiment as well as the card base. Then added my flowers and goodies too. The flowers are Tea Roses, Pearl Penache, Cameo Roses, De Vine felt and velvet leaves.

And this last one-I ran through the Cuttlebug with my dot emboss folder. No crackling or distortion occured after running it through--love that!
I also used it in punches-perfect! I layered the circles and placed my sentiment in the center.
Tied a big fat ribbon aropund the waist and added some fun Sprites with a pearl.

Thanks for checking in! Hope you like the cards and I'll be back with photos from Germany and a few more projects I have been working on.
Have a fabulous weekend
xoxo CAri

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Unknown said...

everything you do is unique, even if it looks simple :)
love the flower cluster on the second card :D

Mahlin said...

I´m glad your back again. and those cards are lovely!

Tammy Ozuna said...

I want to make each and every one of these cards - beautiful! Can you tell me which stamp set the frame with "Merci" in it is from? I saw two different Prima sets that have it. Tammy