Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Canvas House mini book...

Hello friends!
I have a new project for you....well-sort of new. I made this project last year for the Inspired event. I taught this as a Prima class. I did a live show on Live with Prima recently, and re-made the book using newer Prima products. Everyone was so sweet and really seemed to enjoy the class-I am so happy for that! And Kristina at yourmemorieshere.com made it into a kit.

You can se the kit here and there is only 1 left!

I decided to post some pics of the book itself, so you can see how each page turned out. I can't wait to add photos to it! I did add more after the class was finished. I had some leftovers and decided to use them up.

Here is the cover: Flowers and embellishments added with lace. I sprayed the entire book with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist to give an aged look....I also tied a sweet little bird cage from Marions Trinket line with Prima. I used some twine to tie it onto the lace bow. I love seeing other embellishments peeking out from other pages too..

I used a large crocheted flower from the Love Notes-Botanical flower pack. They are going to be the perfect back drop for my photos. I also added Cute As A Button crocheted centers to some of the flowers throughout the book...they are super fun to use..

Another large crocheted flower on this page. All of the pages where made from Prima packaging-it's too pretty to not use! I save them for a project such as this...

Rub ons and paper pieces were also used on the book pages for added interest and layering. I love to layer! And the leaves really finish off the flower clusters perfectly...

I also used Cottage Blossoms and Innoscence flowers to add to the Love Note flowers. They compliment the book perfectly without over powering the pages or overall look...

If you want to see how the book was made, you can see the recorded version of the class right here:
I hope it inspires you to create something of your own!
I will be back soon with more news and projects to share!
Thanks for stopping by...
xoxo Cari

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The 4th Inspired Class for Prima

Hey Friends!
I am so "happy" to have my fourth and final project complete for my Inspired Workshops! And i have to say-it looks cuter in person...gotta work on photog skills-LOL...

It is a tag mini book using Donna's products from her Prima lines. I used canvas, rose trim, flowers and more! This is going to be such a fun project to make-I want to make 10 more for myself! Hopefully it will be posted on the Mini Workshop schedule today if not already. You don't have to be registered at the event to take the mini workshops-they are open to everyone! And there are some really cool projects lined up from the other instructors too. Take a peek at them if you get the chance!

Here is the link: http://donnadowney.com/index.php/mini-workshops/mini-workshops-schedule

"Happy" Tag Mini Book-$30.00
Join me to create this fun mini album made of tags and canvas! Each page is uniquely decorated using Prima flowers, scupltured centers and gorgeous rose trim. This class kit is filled to the brim with scrap happiness!

Here are the first two pages...and that' all I am sharing for now...:)

Donna Downey Cabachon Scultured Flowers
Donna Downey Fabric Word-Happy
Donna Downey Canvas Screen Print Tag Set
Donna Downey Birdcage Screenprint Canvas
Donna Downey Rose Trim
Prima Craftable Flowers
Prima E-Line Flowers
Prima E-Line Pearls
Glimmer Mist
Need To Bring:
Fabri Tac Glue
Crop-O Dile or Hole punch and Eyelet Setter
Hope to see you at the event! And thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Cari

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inspired Classes

Hey friends!
I finished 3 of the 4 Inspired Classes I will be teaching in May and I wanted to share them here! I am trying to get the fourth done and finalized as we speak. EEk-I need uninterrupted time to do it! The boys have been sick all week, so I have been a bit distracted. Thank goodness they are on the mend!

Here is the link to see what the event is all about: http://www.donnadowney.com/index.php/inspired-artists-workshops
My super sweet friend Lolly is one of the featured artists teaching at the event-she has an awesome project in store for the attendees. I am so excited for her! And the rest of the artists are amazing too....go check it out!

I am teaching four mini workshops at the event for Prima. All of the mini workshops look amazing and so fun! Here is the schedule to see what is being offered and hopefully my classes will be posted today: http://www.donnadowney.com/index.php/mini-workshops/mini-workshops-schedule

Flower Mini Book-$35.00
This mini book project is made entirely of flowers! We will create a one of kind project using over sized flowers, gorgeous papers, and more! This class is chock full of Prima goodness and fun techniques too!

Floral Necklace and Tote Pin-$27.00
Let’s take our scrapbook supplies to a whole new level and create fun jewelry using gorgeous Prima products! We will mist and color to customize the pieces to your liking, making them as unique as you are!

Homemade Crown -$30.00
Get ready to create something unique and beautiful using Prima products. I will show you how to put together a gorgeous crown fit for a queen. This project can be made for a special friend, to display in your home or to wear around the house while you clean! We will have so much fun creating this project together!

Hope you'll join me and the other amazing teachers for a weekend of creativity and fun... This event is amazing!
Bee back soon with the final project!
xoxox Cari

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