Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Deconstructed Heart Frame for Live With Prima

Hello lovely crafters :)
Really excited to share my latest project for Prima, and I really hope you will join me 
tomorrow night on their Ustream channel to watch me recreate this frame. I have done 
these "deconstructed hearts" as I call them on canvas before, but never in a frame. 
I will share some tricks for making things "float" and some easy and fun ways to use the new
watercolor pencils, that i am OBSESSED with! Hope to see you there! 
May 7th, 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET

Product list:
Clock Hands-891589
Clock Faces-891596
Watercolor Pencils Scenic Route-576691
Watercolor Pencils Spring Fall-- 576721     
Wood Icons Epiphany-576059
Relics and Artifacts Milagros-941581
Pixie Glenn Paper-843229
Pixie Glenn Paper-843182
Pixie Glenn Paper-843212
Wax Cord Bubblegum-576776
Vincennes Metal Pull-990343
Metal Die Flowers-572846
Metal Picture Frame-892401
Ingvild Bolme Tassels-892135
Butterfly Chorion Flowers-580629
Isabella Dani Flowers-
Microbeads Silver-
Art Basics Gel Medium-
Art Basics Modeling Paste-

Monday, April 20, 2015

Prima DT Call

Hello everyone, well like most of you all, Prima is of course the DREAM TEAM.
I am currently a Live With Prima Instructor, but that is a
different portion of the Prima family. And I still have that dream of being on
the original design team. The added bonus of creating multiple projects a month
using the BEST supplies in the biz..... yep that's my dream! I always feel like doing altered
art vs doing layouts puts me at a disadvantage, but I am giving it a go anyways.
I have to thank the sweetest lady ever, Cari Fennel, for believing in me and adding me to
the incredible Live With Prima team. I LOVE sharing projects with you all each month.
Teaching is always my goal. For most of these projects I linked the video tutorial for anyone who wants to take a peep ;)  I want to show how you can create unique pieces of altered art!
Nothing makes me happier than finding some discarded treasure that can be
transformed into a beauty. So here are some of my favorite Prima based projects from the last
couple years. Fingers and toes crossed that I make it. And best of luck to
everyone else applying! May your dreams come true! Hugs!
Ok, so I will start with some of my newer projects created for this DT call :)
Remember NOTHING is safe with me lol, I will alter ANYTHING!
Here is my altered globe....
I used the Archivist Collection with bits of other lines :)

Here is my project for my latest LWP show
I altered one of the Finnabair Birdhouses with tons of art mediums! Love them!
And the new Butterfly Collection. So pretty!

This was the Julie Nutting Dollhouse turned printers tray
 This is for my upcoming Ustream on the 12th of May :) Hope you will join in!

And here are some more of my past pieces using lots of yummy Prima!!!!

The junkyard findings from the Ingvild range are some of my FAVES!
Halloween doesn't have to be scary hehe!

 My first art journal spread
 Altered box for the Prima PPP ( I won that month and had
a heart attack of joy!!!!!! I felt so honored and blessed!)
The PPP's and BAP's are always SO FUN! And such
a good challenge . 
 Bee happy ;)
 I LOVE the Epiphany line. Altered this phone using it.
An older piece , altered paint palette.
I love to use the wooden trays the wooden icons come in.
As part of the Ingvild Bolme DT in the past we had to create
an Easter project, this was mine :) I love Easter pastels!
 This piece is much older, but it was my first gumball machine, and is very
special to me :) Prima works with EVERYTHING!
And lastly just a fun little recycled piece. I HATE throwing
out all of my old paintbrushes! So I used them on a canvas, with some
Prima goodness!

I do occasional layouts too hehe! And I love to do them when I get a chance!!!

I used lots of chalk edgers and have a video tutorial on this one :)
 Prima Vines are my all time fave items!!!!! Especially these ones!
I usually print my pix on transparency film. That way the gorgeous
Prima paper can show through!
 ahhh , the Lyric collection!
This one doesn't have Prima paper, but it has my favorite flower from Prima ever!!!
The Odette! I must have used a kazillion of these! And the Mechanicals
from Finnabair are heavenly! And I must admit I am very much addicted
 to the Ingvild chalk edgers! I use them on EVERY single project. All the 
extra color here is added by them! They are perfect!

Now these next few projects were from my term with G45, They do have Prima flowers on them ( of course!!!!)but not a lot of paper, but I feel they truly show my LOVE for altered art. So I wanted to show them. . . .

I LOVE to make dreamcatchers!
 Altered Skillet ( LOL nothing is safe!)
Altered coffee grinder
Can you tell i LOVE Prima vines??? hehe
 This was all handmade , I have a Tutorial on the cupcakes, so easy
and fun to make! 
PHEW! That was a LOT, but I really wanted to show my love for Prima!!!
It would be the highest honor to make it, and create altered pieces using all their amazing
supplies! A girl can dream right ;)
Thank you very much for your consideration :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

G45 Fairy Garden Cart/Box

Hello all :) Here today with my altered ATC box for Graphic 45.
Some of us on the DT were challenged to make something using these wonderful boxes,
and you have to go check out the blog to see what everyone did with theirs!
Super awesome ideas! I was inspired by my teammie Nichola to make this little
whimsical piece. Along with another very talented lady Debrina Pratt.
I know mine doesn't come near the charm their pieces have, but I tried lol :)
I used the amazing Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition. Along
with some Botanical Tea bits :)
I have a Snapguide Tutorial on how I created it. Hope you like!
Check out the blog for more projects from the team :)

Supply List:
Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition
Botanical Tea 8x8 Paper Pad
ATC Book Box
Stamped Metal Brads
Metal Corners
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings (light post)
bamboo skewers
Metal Wire

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mixed Media Art Canvas

Hello everyone :) It's pretty rare when I find myself able to 
create freely for no particular reason. I know a lot of you do amazing art journals! I 
really am no good at that, because I make everything too bulky. So 
whenever I get a chance I create a little art canvas, and it's my equivalent of the journal.
This was seriously just me adding textures and playing around with my Shimmerz. 
I wasn't going to even share it, but decided to anyways. I used TONS of Shimmerz. 
Just playing with texturez and all that fun stuff. Anyways hope you all like it! 
As always , mention my name for a free bonus product when you checkout! 

Cotton Candy Spritz
Sweetheart Vibez
Power to the Purple Creameez 
I Lilac You Dazzlerz
Tidy Widy Texturez
Punked Up Purple Coloringz
Pink Shimmerz

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Live With Prima tonight

Hello amazing people! I am sooooooo excited to announce my first Ustream tonight
 on Live With Prima~!!!!! I am still not believing I am a part of this dynamic 
and insanely talented crew! I don't know that I am deserving of a spot, but I will 
take it LOL! So for my first show tonight at 8:30 my time ( central ) 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET.
I will be creating the project seen below using the new Archivist collection and tons of other goodies!
I am using the Julie Nutting Dollhouse. So fun! I truly hope you will join me! 
If you have any questions do let me know :)

566371-Tatiana Ocean Flowers
566470-Firebird White Flowers
578275-Providence Paprika
892418-Shab Chic Treasure cast iron
892428-Shab Chic Treasure lamp post
890698-Shab Chic Treasure Shutters
892500-Stamp n Add Butterfly
892494-Stamp n add angel
579586-Archivist Wood Icons
990275- A4 Archivist Pad
990299-Mareilles Pull
990312-La Vie Cloches
961527-Platinum Crackle Paste
961756-Gold Mica Flakes
961398-3d Matte Gel
910891-Doll House
960315-Mechanicals Flowers
580629-Flower Chorion Butterfly
891589-Junkyard Clock Hands
891596-Junkyard Clocks
891558-Junkyard Zipper
891794-Heart Gears
891084-Chalk Edger Branch Bark
891336-Chalk Edger Worn Jeans
Fairybelle sticker alphas

Altered Reindeer Mixed Media for Graphic 45

Hello lovely crafters :)  Back with my latest project for Graphic 45.
I cannot believe it has almost been 2 years aboard this dream team! Only a 
couple more months left and I must say I will deeply miss being on this incredible 
team! For those of you considering trying out, DO IT! Do not doubt yourself!
Just go for it! you never know , unless you DO! You would be hard pressed
 to find a better company to be apart of! They are so kind to us all! And as for
the incomparable Joanna Hardy ( she helps us with EVERYTHING, and you read
her posts every day on the blog), she is just amazing! For me, she has been 
such a support and amazing friend! 
Well enough about that! Onto the project lol! I found this little gal
at Michaels, and she was begging to be all jazzed up! Once again the washi
tape came to the rescue. Have I ever told you that i never used washi tape until 
G45 made theirs? It's true! When you are wanting to alter something
 that  has a ton of curves , you can't really use paper. Their washi tape is perfect! 
And has great tack to it, add a coat of gel medium on top and it isn't going 
anywhere! I hope you all like her! MAke sure to check out the blog for 
my teammies amazing work! Katie and Keri :)