Saturday, May 4, 2013

Prima NSD Blog Hop and More!

Hello everyone!
So excited to be a part of this special blog hop! 
Today, I have a couple of projects and a video to share with you...
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Recently, I taught a class on Live with Prima, featuring a  Coffee Cup Canvas album (by Donna Downey) and transformed it into a flower pot album, perfect for Mother's Day or a sweet friend of course! I used Gelatos to color and shade the canvas covers.  Then used a variety of flowers, leaves, stems, notecards and Prima's Rosarian collection to make up the pages inside. This was so easy to create and it would make an adorable gift!


The Rosarian papers have fun, easy journal spots to cut out to use for the inside pages! 


Check out the class here to see how it was created! 




Video streaming by Ustream

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Today, we are having an all day marathon of classes on Live with Prima in honor of (inter)National Scrapbook Day! Here is the class I will be teaching: 


“Customize and Create” Journal with Cari Fennell
8:00am PT/ 11:00am ET/ 3:00pm GMT

This Prima journal is a wonderful book to alter and customize to your heart’s content! Cari will go over some simple steps to show how you can achieve a unique look by blending paints, layering papers, stenciling and mix a variety of elements to customize the cover. She will also be using some of Prima’s newest products such as Mechanical embellishments, resist canvas and Sunrise Sunset papers. This book can be used to hold photos, to journal in, record special occasions, etc…










Prima Products:

562656-Au Naturale Flowers
561826-Sarah Flowers
557331-Charlotte Flowers
921910-Canvas Banners
551506-Crystals
551513-Crystals
545499-Alencon Lace
554736-Resist Canvas Flowers
550813-Canvas Tape
541545-Pebbles
960209-Spiral Journal
960414-Mechanicals-Epoxy Stickers
960360-Mechanicals-Metal Tags
960353-Mechanicals-Trinkets with Cogs
960322-Mechanicals-Flowers
960339-Mechanicals-3D Flowers
960346-Mechanicals-Washers
960230-Mechanicals-Roman Numerals
960391-Mechanicals-Caps
960285-Mechanicals-Clock Faces
960394-Mechanicals-Mini Brads
562984-Alphabet
960216-Wood Icons
960070-Sunrise Sunset-White Hot
960063-Sunrise Sunset-Corona
960056-Sunrise Sunset-Aperture
960001-Sunrise Sunset-Del Sol
960018-Sunrise Sunset-Celsius
564100-Resist Canvas Alphabet-Wood Grain
922399-6x6 Stencil-Chevron Grunge
890940-Distressing Tool
891008-Chalk Edger-Dark Bark

Extra Materials:

Molding Paste
Acrylic Paint-Pink, Butterscotch, Aqua, Crimson, Tan
Green Ink Spray-Lettuce or Apple
Brown Ink
Scissors
Palette Knife
Trimmer
Manila Tag
Ribbon
Twine


Join me if you can! This class plus 7 other classes will take place here! And if you can't make it to the "live" class, no worries! It will be recorded and saved on the same channel. The classes are held all day, starting at 9:00am ET until 12:00am ET!

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Here is the blog roll and make sure you stop by all of these fabulous places to see lots of inspiration!


Thanks so much for stopping by--have great day everyone!! 
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127 comments:

Аня said...

Very beautiful!!

anditoo72 said...

LOVE the flower pot and so excited to see the class!!!

Аня said...

I'm in love with your project!

LISA said...

I think I am going to hang out with Prima all day today!!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous album! Sadly I am out most of today and tonight, but do hope to catch at least some of all the excitement going on on the Ustream channel!

Alyce said...

stunning!! i love all of the layers and beautiful embellishments :)

LISA said...

Oh, and that coffee cup canvas album??? Totally beautiful and sweet!! Perfect for Mothers Day!!

Heather M said...

Happy NSD Cari!Cant wait for an all day of Prima!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Going to check out the videos...so much to see! Love your beautiful craft room, that vintage furniture is gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

What an incredible mini book! Love all the details and the tips and tricks are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

pbp908 said...

What a cute book - would be perfect for Mother's Day!

Zuzu's Blog said...

love all the build up of layers you use and great colours. nice and cheerful in a summery way... I have put the video on pause as we have poor connection but when i get back in 45 minutes it will have loaded lol. I will watch it with a nice earl grey tea and a bit shortbread as my afternoon treat. x

Miss NiceRoad said...

Gorgeous, Cari!!

said...

thanks for the inspiration!
I love this project

pattyo said...

So excited to see all the classes today! Love your projects!

Pakrat said...

Love the flower pot album

crafty jo said...

great journal love the purpley pink colour hope to catch your class next time

crafty jo said...

great journal love the purpley pink colour hope to catch your class next time

crafty jo said...

great journal love the purpley pink colour hope to catch your class next time

Yasmin said...

this is utterly gorgeous!! I have the excact same album and I got a lot of idea's on how to use it! Thanks for sharing! Happy NSD!

ginnye said...

This album is simply BEAUTIFUL!! So much Prima Prettiness!!

MiladyDeWinter said...

Wow!! Your creations are beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a nice weekend!!

MiladyDeWinter said...

Wow!! Your creations are beautiful!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Have a nice weekend!!

Theresa Hasbrouck said...

The flower pot album is absolutely adorable!!!

Traci said...

I love watching you create Cari! Your projects are always so inspiring. Tfs! Hugs Traci ; 0)

ginnye said...

This album is simply BEAUTIFUL!! So much Prima Prettiness!!

Angeline said...

the flowers are AMAZING!!!! so so pretty!

Kelly Foster said...

Your journal looks really awesome! I hope to get the chance to tune in. Have a great day!

Patries said...

Hi Cari, I'm stunned with the use of color on the album, TXS

Chermaine c said...

Happy NSD! the albums are really beautiful! loving the bright colors used for the coffee album and the burlap feel of the 2nd album! yea the journaling note cards make it easy to embellish the little details of any projects ! thanks for sharing :)

creatingwithqadirah said...

Amazing.. I love your book. TFS with us.. I'm a new follower :-)

creatingwithqadirah said...

Beautiful mini.

Laura Strack said...

Cari, I love your Flower Pot! It was fun watching you create your awesome artwork.

Lilli Nikolaisen said...

I soooo love your work and so great to get to follow your class =)

Hugs from Lilli =)

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Can't wait Cari, love your book, your style, your teaching methods......I could go on but I don't want you to think I'm a stalker or something. See you soon to make the book. Thanks for a me day today too!!

HELLO KITTY LOVES STAMPING said...

i love this.. im watching your class right now.. gotta get back to it.. thanks for holding a class,.. happy nsd to you

Scrapycandy said...

I am really enjoying your album video. The painting is really interesting. Thanks for all your hard work! I am inspired.

joyce rodli said...

just so you know ... i was here -HAHAHAHAHA

joyce rodli said...

did this go through? con found it!

LMKENNEDY said...

I watched your coffee cup mini album on Live the other night and must say I am in the process of obtaining all the supplies to make it. Loved the project and can't wait to start mine. You do a wonderful job of using so many different Prima products.

Krystle said...

Beautiful projects!!!

mommyx2 said...

Your journal class was awesome!! Love the detail and techniques!!

Judy said...

Cari...really enjoyed and appreciated your class today. Loved how you explained every detail, thought out loud and gave us all of the Prima goodness. You're very creative!!

Judy said...

Cari...really enjoyed and appreciated your great class today. Learned so much because you 'thought' out loud and rationalized your choices with us, explained and demonstrated great techniques and gave me the boost to attempt making a book like yours. Thanks so much!

Nat Laney said...

Cari, love the colors of your coffe cup canvas mini., so bright and beautiful. thank you for all your inspiation.

SaraK said...

I like those fresh colours!

Cherry47 said...

Awesome Cari. As usual.

Cherry47 said...

Awesome Cari, love your project.

DeAnna Johnson said...

I adore this project. I will doing one tonight. thank you :)

sue morris said...

This is awwwwwwwesome Cari!! Your so creative!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us. :)

Shanna Shands said...

Awesome projects. I need to find the coffee cups and give that a try. I really loved how yours turned out! I need to get cracking on my journals too!

Amy Lou said...

Hi Cari! Thanks for the class. I have an Art Journal just waiting to be decorated. I loved your design.

Olga Kolov said...

Wonderful! The book and album are wonderful!

pia u said...

thanks for the inspiration!

lisa malterud said...

the flower pot album is adorable

langeatheart said...

Gorgeous job on the coffee cup album so original and again gorgeous! Loved the video! TFS! :)
http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

langeatheart said...

I loved the coffee cup album just grogeous and original! TFS! :)
http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

langeatheart said...

Gorgeous job on the coffee cup album so original and again gorgeous! Loved the video! TFS! :)
http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

Jodie said...

Fab projects x thanks for the inspiration x

Romy said...

Such fabulous creations! I always love seeing your work!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wow. Breathtaking project. TFS

Rachel Ivey said...

love you stuff! So inspirational.

Rachel Ivey said...

Love your stuff! Very inspirational!

Ruth said...

Love love love the flower pot! I have to make one of these!! Thanks for sharing

Holly said...

I watched your class and it was fabulous!

Gunn (Merete) said...

This cover is awesome and I will go and watch the recorded version. Just a bit of time difference, so I didn't catch the live version. Thanks for the inspiration.

Alexia Misso said...

Lovely project ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Marion said...

I can't believe I am the first to comment. Your segment today was great. I loved the journal. I want to make one for myself and think I will use this one. Thanks

Debbie said...

I am the first one to leave a comment love it Love your ustream classes from all of the designers
upnurse at aol dot com

malflu said...

cool projects and gifts <3

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely fabulous projects and great videos!!

Lynda Manning said...

Wow I love your flower pot album.Very clever.

Playing with Paper said...

I love your mixed media book!! I got to watch your video this afternoon!! :)

Lynda Manning said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome album.

karen barker said...

Lovely album and I love your video too. Thank you for sharing your inspiring work

Ana Bela said...

Amazing projects:)

Ana Bela said...

Great projects:)

Anna Sigga said...

Beautiful creations and the album cover was fab!

Tash Daly said...

Wow 2 fabulous projects. Super inspirational thanks so much for sharing.

Sharon said...

Hi Cari,

I caught the coffee mug project and LOVED it. I'm going to check to see if the store in our city has it in stock. I also wanted to thank you for all you do for all of us crafters from around the world. I'm so glad that I found the Prima family. Happy International Scrapbooking Day!

Sharon said...

Hi Cari,

I followed your tea/coffee cup the other night and just loved it. I'm going to head over to our scrapbook store here in the city and see if they have one.

I love your picture on this page. You're so beautiful in it. And I love the title of your blog - just me and my mary janes. So pretty.

And thanks so much for all you do with Prima. You can tell you love your job. As do the other instructors on the Prima channel. I feel like I'm adopted into a wonderful family when I watch the 'Prima' show.

Krystal Hepner said...

What a beautiful album thanks for sharing it with us!

Dangina Martinez said...

Awesome can't wait to watch.
Dangina

Rhonda said...

Loved Loved this Album Cari, I love the way you change the colours of the items you used to suit you album...

Hugs
Tillie65
(Rhonda A)

Rhonda said...

Love you Album Cari, Loved the way you changed the color of items to suit your Album...

Hugs
Tillie65

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

Great classes Cari! I love how you teach me new things and I adore when you giggle! You're a sweetheart!

~Vanessa W

Rhonda said...

Hi Cari!

Loved your class this morning. I am making one for my sister that recently passed away. Your ideas were beautiful, and you are fun to take classes from.
Thanks again for your ispiration. :o)

Lari Scrap said...

Cari, your work is always gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Happy NSD!

TracyM #6773 said...

Gorgeous album!!!
I'm a bit time-zone challenged, sadly I missed your live class, looking forward to catching up with them all this afternoon.

Kathy Murray said...

Very pretty!

Lorena said...

Love the changes to your blog Cari, very stylish! Loved your flower pot album there the other night, inspirational. Keep doing what you do - I love it!

www.ScrappingCorner.ca

Ramona said...

Love your journal...you can just forward it on to me!!! LOL Great show!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Thanks Cari for sharing your beautiful creations. The colours are so vibrant. Love them.

Sue Schubert said...

cant wait to see your class!
thanx for giving me a chance to win!

AMY said...

love both of your projects!!!

Shan Herren said...

your work is stunning! going back to watch the video of your class so I can make the album! thanks!!

Denise said...

Gorgeous mini albums :)

Laura Strack said...

Love at first sight! So pretty, Cari!

Kim said...

Loved your tutorial today...I have brain overload with all the wonderful ideas I have learned today. Thanks to you and Prima for a fab NSD!!!!!

Debbie L Gregory said...

What a FANTASTIC day. I really enjoyed watching you do this jounal. I have the mask ive neer used yet so I ordered journal today. I can't wait to get it. Ive done a canvas cover from the mixed media set and Ive been drooling over this one. So glad this is recorded so I can work along when mine gets here. Thank you again for great day!!

lydbug said...

goregeous projects.. LOVE them.
tfs

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful creations. Love the planter.

Ptitesmimines said...

Great Show Cari, Fantastic project ! Happy NSD <3
Hugs
Céline

Rusticdiva said...

Wow loved your album and the flower pot journal. Super fun to spend an afternoon creating. Thanks for sharing

Pavla said...

I love the album cover you created on Ustream - you make layering look so easy - I'm not sure why I always freak out when layering things LOL

Morgyn Mlinarek said...

The flower pot it gorgeous, can't wait to create my own. Thank you

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Gorgeous journals! I love the colors of the coffee cup one!

Leslie said...

Awesome project!

Caz said...

Hi Twin!! Watched your show - it was so good. Love your style and all your projects. I'm having an early night tonight then watch the recordings again tomorrow!!!
Thanks for your and all the Prima team's hard work yesterday!!
xx

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful projects! I was able to catch a bit of your journal cover class yesterday, and I'm glad all the classes are still available to view!

Arnlaug said...

Your creations are so beautiful!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Cat S said...

Neat idea especially for mother's day. TY

Pam said...

Beautiful minis !!!!!!!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh how original I LOVE it thank you for the amazing video love your work hugs Amy :)

Karen Ruiz said...

So gorgeous. Had me looking at the chipboard shapes differently all day. Love your work.

Gina Cangin said...

What a great creation... I'm new to scrapbooking so when i see these pages i'm fascinated... Love your blog... <3

Gina Cangin said...

What a great project... I'm new to scrapbooking so when i see these pages i'm fascinated... Love your blog... <3

Mack said...

Not a scrapbooker but I love the flowers. xx for the video.

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

CARI I <3 you!! I love this project.. I am pretty sure I still would like 10 of these books although I wough be very happy with one to d some creative mixed media pages in.. and oh yeah the PRIMA GOLD CARD!! HAAA!! :-) Enjoyed your project so much and thanks again!

Barb Wagar said...

REally nice. Prima makes it so much nicer!

Nikki Payne said...

Ohhh wow what gorgeous projects!
So many adorable embellishments you have used :)
So inspirational thank you for sharing x
Nikki x

flowerpalace said...

~ Danielle Tilley ~ Happy international scrapbooking day Cari & Prima!! Well, I'm straggling over the finish line!! But I made it!! Lol you make awesome little projects Cari. I especially enjoy your LWP streams.. particularly at the start when you're giggling on your on, in silence waaaah!!
Thanks so much for sharing!! It's been great fun!!! xx

Виктория Viktoriya said...

Thanks for your tutorials on Ustream! It was very useful and inspirational! Love your projects!

Kimberly said...

I love the flower pot album, and really enjoyed the class on decorating the album cover!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I have a journal that has been needing some love. Can't wait for all the fun today. And lovely mini.

Joyce Casaldi said...

I have a journal that has been needing some love. Can't wait for all the fun today. And lovely mini.

carlies said...

wow love this project thank you for this inspiration!