Thursday, August 11, 2011

Long time- no see!

Hello friends!
Summer has been wonderful and so busy, at the Fennell household. I apologize for not posting in a while but that's what summer does to gets you outside, planning trips with family, enjoying waterparks, sleepovers, boat rides and cookouts.

I was also consumed with the trade show, CHA in Chicago. It was very hot. It involved a ton of hard work, as always. But ended after spending a week with my Prima family and a fabulous dinner at Gibsons. There may have been a night out, involving a cheesy dance club, including Alicia's fab skills of cutting the rug and some Jersey Shore wanna be's. But no one was there........ so, it didnt really happen :)

I have some of my layouts to share that I made using Prima's new releases at the show. The products were a huge hit as always and many compliments were made on ALL the samples displayed in the booth....every single one! The DT knocked it out of the park this summer and I was very humbled, placing my projects next to their's on display....

This first layout is of Gwen, the miracle baby. She looks so sweet. I remember her in the hospital, wearing a cotton ball as a diaper...she was tiny to say the least. To see her like this, makes me smile. I needed to make a layout for Nic and this was the perfect time. The Pixie Glen line was not my favorite at first, but now I love it! I also used some of the new Shabby Treasures metal embellishments (painted pink frame and lantern), Melody flowers and new canvas leaf vines with pink sticthing. I also added some little stamped images, here and there as well.

Here, you can see the metal frame close up, with a sweet little Pixie image and flowers.

This is sweet layout of Bryan using the Londonerry Paper Collection, with coordinating embellishments. There are so many cool things to cut out of this paper line to use as accents for your projects. It can be used for masculine or feminine projects and even heritage too.

Here, you can see some of the new leaves, tiny treasure metal trinkets with a mix of flowers, clustered around the edges of the photo. I also used an old book cover for the background to frame in the photo and to add a little interest with the pop of red.

I made my own medal with a chipboard accent, scallopped circle from packaging, green ribbon and placed his name in the center with new alphas. I really enjoy making my own embellishments for my pages and this one has to be my faveorite to date....


***Coming up:

Next Tuesday, August 16th, I have a Live with Prima show coming up! I am making my Happy Tag book project and ending with a little Ruby Violet cuff demonstration.....I may even give one away! :0

Thanks for stopping by-I appreciate it so much!

xoxo Cari

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huntla1 said...

Hi Cari! Long time no see me either. I haven't done near the exciting things you have, but my time to watch live Live with Prima has been limited. I take a collage on canvas class on Tuesday nights (next week is our last until end of summer so I will miss the live mini, but I will catch in reruns) and Thursdays have been hit or miss and sometimes just for a few minutes. Love your layouts, especially the one of Bryan as that is my favorite of the new collections. I am trying to decide whether to order it in pre-order or not. I have so darn much paper! Take care and enjoy the rest of summer.

Kristina said...

Hey Sweets! Being so busy sure makes summer fly by doesn't it? I love your layouts (they are even more gorgeous in person) and my favorite part of CHA was finally getting to meet you in person! So wish we could have hung out more but you had to work and I had to play, I mean work too :)
Loves ya!
P.S. Mustache xoxo

Kathy said...

Cari, your projects are outstanding, as usual, and they stand up to all of the DT projects, so don't go knocking yourself! You've done beautiful layouts, which inspire me, as always!

sheila said...

Gorgeous layouts Cari!!! Love Love Love your work!!! You always inspire me!

phamil said...

Cari, it was awesome to see you again at CHA!!! Your layout of Bryan is what sold that collection to Susan (my lss owner) I just kept going back and looking at it over and over. Along with all of the layouts in the booth! Thanks for helping us too. Love your beautiful work as always! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Blossom inch said...

Hi! Cari
It has been a long time, I totally love this beautiful with loads of details!