Monday, June 13, 2011

Class announcement and a new project!

Hello friends!
I am heading to Buffalo this weekend to teach for Prima at the CKC Convention...anyone gonna be there? Sharon at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff invited me to teach at her wonderful store, Thursday night, June 16th at 6:00pm. I am so excited to see everyone-I just love the ladies that come to the classes every year..they are awesome! And I always enjoy meeting new friends too!

I am teaching my Happy Tag Mini Book...this is one of my favorite projects to date..

The class is $35.00 and you get lots of Prima goodies to work with. So if you're headed that way, stop by and take the class at one of the best Scrap/Stamp stores in NY!

Here is the blog for Buffalo Stamps and Stuff...http://www.buffalostampsandstuff.blogspot.com/


New Project:
Ahhh...I had the freedom to create what I wanted this past week and it was awesome...
I have been creating for assignments, and lots of other things behind the scenes, so it was nice to create a project and then share it here...

I created a mini album using a 6 x 12 Canvas refill page from Donna Downey and used it as my cover. Then I civered the front and back with a Prima screenprint that Donna also created. I added a canvas word with a lovely Cinderella vine, Cabachon centers and ribbon to bind the inside pages...then finished it off with Pom Pom trim with lace.

I cut another screenprint into 6 x 12 instrips and used it for the inside pages. Each page is adorned with Prima Cabachon centers, Aire flowers and some found items as well as Prima packaging. I had fun adding these goodies throughout the pages...
Rebecca from Pink Paislee sent me some gorgeous journal cards so i decided to add them to the pages too. I had no idea the back peeled off so you can stick them down..how cool! They worked so well with the color scheme...
I also added canvas tabs and tags to the pages with Madeline paper from Prima. I had some mini vintage playing cards kicking around in my stash so I added those too...they are too cute! i found them at a used book store where i get my old book and music paper from..
I slid the canvas tags in between the pages-I love that they peek out in different areas of the book. At the bottom of the page on the right-I added another vintage find from Jenni Bowlins store she had at Inspired last year..it was nice to finally use it. The little row of ivory flowers are too awesome. Wish I had tons more! There are little bits of bling in the centers too..
Final page...lots of Paink Paislee journal cards loaded up here with ribbon and flowers. I also used the packaging they came in too.
I had a blast making this and I may just have to make more...hmmm....we'll see!
So that's it for today! Hopefully I will see some of my peeps this weekend at the convention...
I'll be back soon with more creations! Have a great day!
xoxo Cari
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9 comments:

Martha Richardson said...

I love this journal!! Sometimes it is nice to just create to create!!! I'll be home to Buffalo for a couple weeks, unfortunately after you are at BSS...my fav. LSS. Don't you just love Sharon ;)

Kathy said...

Cari, your projects are gorgeous! It's great to see you using other brands along with Prima for your creations!

phamil said...

Oh, I knew I'd be glad I stopped by your blog!!! What wonderful projects, love the colors, and your style is always just so refreshing and beautiful!!! Thank you for always being such a wonderful inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

Your journal looks awesome.
Received my prize package last week, WOW, what a wonderful assortment of goodies. Thank you.
Dianne in Australia

Kelly R said...

It is ksimoner from 2 peas and live with prima chat. What a fun project! I like all the variety of the pages. Awesome. Cari, come visit my etsy shop. We started it a few months ago and love it. www.kellyron.etsy.com

Janine K said...

Oh this album is so so beautiful Cari. I love it.

ChatterScene.com said...

What a pretty project!

Kathy said...

Cari, I was just scrolling through the Prima new release blog post, looking for layouts I wanted to CASE. I stopped at one, not knowing who the designer was, and guess what? It was yours! This always happens, so your style must be totally in tune with my psyche!

BTW, the layout was one about your dog, "Just Darling". I love the colour combo!

misty said...

Gorgeous and so creative!