Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbook Day-Frank Garcia DT Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the Frank Garcia International Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop! 

We have some surprises in store for you in this hop! We are featuring some of our favorite Frank Garcia projects from the design team and we also have a giveaway up for grabs! We will be starting on the Prima Blog, simply follow along on each blog, leave a comment and/or follow each of the fabulous designers to be entered to win! 
Winner will be announced on May 15th! Good luck and have fun!

Start at the Prima blog and make your way through all of these fantastic blogs and then end where you began!

Today, I wanted to share one of my very favorite projects to date: 

Tales of You and Me Tag Book: 

I created this album using 4 large chipboard tags by Prima-they come in a packge of 12, so that works great if you want to make a few of these little beauties as gifts!

I made the pages in accordian style tied with seam binding. The silky ribbon makes it easier to fold and unfold without catching. 

If you would like to take a peek at how this was made-see the class right here! I created the project during the class from start to finish, along with fun ideas and techniques to try for your self! 
(Please excuse my babble-LOL)

Prima Products:
584979-Chipboard Tags-Large
942755-Flowers-Coco Bean Corsage
990817-TYM-Contes de Toi et Moi
990831-TYM-Jardin de Fleurs
990800-TYM-Notre Jardin Secret
990848-TYM-Beaute Cachee
586669-Box Flowers-Purity II
961404-Light Paste
980399-6x6 Stencil-Spark
961800-Art Sugar-White
Color Bloom Sprays-573850, 573843, 580315, 582890
584054-Doily Metal Die
961688-Licorice Beads
890940-Distresser Tool

I hope you enjoyed this post! And thank you for participating in our DT blog hop today. Be sure to visit each blog, follow or comment for a chance to win this fabulous prize:

Now head on over to visit Beatriz-she has a beautiful project waiting for you! 


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Project-Only You Layout

Hey friends!

Well-March is almost here and winter has not been too bad. I think we got off kind of easy-not a lot of snow, warmer days here and there and Spring is around the corner already! Plus, baseball season starts soon for my son-so I am pumped! Love watching him play...

I wanted to share a layout I created for my album using the new Tales of You and Me collection by Frankie! He designs the loveliest papers and this particular collection has been a huge hit in the scrappy world. 

This collection has vintage imagery, with soft pinks and warm hues matched with cool plum tones-it's really beautiful. So, I decided to make a layout about Lili Wren when she was just a new babe in the world...

I love that there are some backgrounds with just a subtle pattern so that I can customize with art mediums, patterns from stencils and also add as many embellies as I wish without it being too busy.

As you can see-there are many ways to add additional color, texture and fun little surprises (stamped little hearts and bees) to make this project one-of-a-kind. And I am in love with the new boxed flowers from Prima, with the touch of rose gold on the petals.

This project will be a class at Auntie Em's in Cornwall, Ontario Canada this April. I am awaiting more details from the store before I can officially post-which I will do soon, along with the other classes I am teaching that weekend. So stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Destination Album

Hey Friends!

Today, I wanted to share an album I created recently for CHA. I used Frank Garcia's French Riviera collection newly released by Prima. This collection is vintage style by the sea-it reminds me of some things I would see in Cape Cod back in the days...the old days.

For the base-I used one of the Memory Hardware albums by Frank Garcia-it's a heavy weight  chipboard album with lots of pages inside-ready to customize! 

I transformed my album into a vacation book, ready for family vacation photographs at the beach! I spent a lot of time working on the cover-I wanted it to look beachy and whitewashed...

My boys have collected shells from our previous vacations over the years. I decided to incorporate them into the design-they add an organic touch and they were hand picked by my children which makes it even better!

I love the texture from the burlap and raw trims as well as the metals with the rust finish. They look like they have been weathered for years by the sea. French Riviera is what I used throughout the book for the seaside theme.

This is a peek at the inside cover and first page. I always like to layer ephemera, paper pieces and fun bits to make up the pages for a unique look. Adding splatters and spots make everything more interesting too.

Another shot of the cover so you can see some of the dimension added to the front with handmade flowers, die cuts, stickers and more. This is probably one of my favorite projects to all that is left to do is add some special photos.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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