Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Crown...

Hello everyone!
I am off to CHA is less than 24 hours! I catch a flight out tomorrow afternoon to Chicago to meet up with everyone. I have so much to do to get ready and it's already midnight...ugh!
No worries though-I always manage to get everything done before I leave. I also had to get Jack ready to leave for Camp, which meant running around to 10 different places to get what he needed.
I just wanted to share another project with you before I leave. It's another crown for the Prima booth. I swear-these are so much fun to make! And to wear too! I created the base from Prima packaging. I used Glimmer Mist on the background and then dry brushed gold paint over the surface.

I added German glitter glass to some leaves and placed them over some velvet leaves I had in my stash. The temple leaves really pull it together in the front with a gorgeous new bloom from Prima.
I habd painted a bunch of the flowers you see in blue. And then I added some rich color to some neutral flowers that matched.

Anything goes when making one of these. It can be any color combination, all kinds of textures can be added and just when you think you're done-add a little more for flair!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back after CHA with more projects and stories to share!
xoxo CAri

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Pretty Packaging

Hey friends!
I'm back with another mini album made from Prima's new releases and this one is my new favorite. I hope you like it!

The pages are made from the flat packaging our flowers come in. Each page is made from two pieces that are glued back to back. All of the edges are embossed in gold. I simply ran my emboss ink pad (I use Distress by the way) around all the pages, sprinkled with fine gold embossing powder and heat set. I love the look! I made three pages all together.

The papers are from Prima's new release this summer-Annalee. I used the same papers on the previous project I posted. I used the 6 x 6 paper pad. The scale of the patterns are great for smaller pages.

I punched three holes in the binding and used lace to hold the pages together. Each page has the new Annalee chipboard embellishments that can be used for journaling or to frame your photos.

On these pages I used the new Clementine roses and matching ribbon strips. In the flowers centers-I placed smaller flowers to add a bit of dimension. You know how I like to layer :)

These papers are really soft and sweet, yet they still have a punch of color throughout the patterns that make it so eye catching--I love that!

OK-gotta go back to work! I have a lot of projects to complete before I leave for Chicago. I promise to share along the way!
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Cari

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Hello friends!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer! We just got home from the lake, and it's crunch time for CHA and I have a ton going on with Live with Prima. I just know that from now until August is going to fly right by...eeek! I want Summer to last a few more months. We are making the best of it. The kids have not stopped--they are so busy and having a blast.

We are showing sneak peeks on the Prima blog of all the new amazing lines coming out for CHA and the girls have out done themselves with their projects! I wanted to share a new project I made using the new Annalee paper Line with some chip embellies, new pearl swirls and silky flowers.

This is our BAB canvas mini book in pink and white. I added Glimmer Mist and old book papers to the pages.

Prima came out with new little stamp sets too that are too sweet. I stamped some butterflies here and there thorughout the book.

I love adding the chip accents to each page-they really helped tie the pages together and added something new for each page. They are glittered too-gotta love that!

For the front and back covers-I added clear pages. They will protect anything from getting bent or pulled off in transit to and from places. I think I may add paint to the edges and some stamped images too.

Thats all for now. I'll be back with some more projects as I progress through the week.
I am in high gear to get my projects finished!
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Cari

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