Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Reminder: Buffalo Classes!

Hey friends!
Just wanted to post a reminder about the classes I have coming up this Saturday at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff in Amherst NY! These two classes are really fun and the kits are packed full of Prima goodies...the cost of the classes are worth what you get in product alone and the bonus is you get to spend time with me-LOL! Space is limited and there are a few spots left, so sign up as soon as you can...

Contact the store if you're interested. Here is the website with phone number, class info and more:

Romantique Layout Class - $25.00
Join Cari to create a gorgeous two page layout using the brand new Romantique Collection from Prima. The soft color palette is perfect for any theme, from baby to wedding or heritage photos too. We will be using a wide variety of wonderful Prima products to complete these pages, such as chipboard elements, felt and of course-flowers!
Sat. Oct. 22nd- 10-11:30

Winter Bliss Mini Album-$45.00
Is it possible to use the words winter and bliss together in upstate NY? It is now! This gorgeous mini album will be the perfect setting for those upcoming holiday or winter photos. We are going to use a mixture of glitter, stamping, die cuts and gorgeous Prima products to create this one of a kind project
Sat. Oct. 22nd- 12:30-3:30

Hope to see you there! And feel free to ask me any questions-OK?

Have a great day!

xoxo Cari

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Heritage Layout

Hey Friends!
October is here and I have such an incredibly busy month! And I am going to try and keep my blog updated as much as possible. I have so many things I want to create, closets need to be cleaned out, leaves are falling...and I am getting ready for my trip to Australia! I leave on October 26th and I can not wait! I will miss out on Halloween, which I love and I know the boys are bummed about it, so I am going to get the decorations out in full force...Bryan is going to help!

I have this layout to share, using the Printery Collection from Prima. I love the color palette of this line and the designs are beautiful. I added a very specific color scheme to compliment my family photo. There are a lot of little details added throughout the design. This is a family portrait of my husband as a toddler with his Dad, Mom and baby brother...I adore this photo. I have lots of layering going on behind the photo, with vintage book paper and patterned paper with trim. I love the softness that the trim adds around the photo.

The mixture of flowers add a great impact, but without overpowering the colors of the photo and papers. I love to mix different types of flowers to add interest and texture to the design. I used Ceylon (Attic), Avon Roses, Aglow Leaves, Solitare (Pure) and Powder Puffs ( Cassie) flowers. Then a bow made of seam binding was tucked in among the flowers...

I added chipboard accents and tiles tucked in among the flowers. I love the way they add interest and texture within the flower clusters. Then I sprinkled some colored crystals around to draw your eye across the page. And my absolute favorite element that I used are the Antique Mirrors...they make the perfect backdrop for my title..I cant say enough about them-if you get the chance to grab some-do it!

So that's all for today! I will be back with more goodies and ideas that I hope will inspire you to create some fabulous projects of your own!

xoxo Cari

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