Friday, February 26, 2010

Fun With Maya Mist!

Well, it's Friday night and lots of you may be going out for the evening.  Heading out with friends, or if you are still in school, maybe to a dance.  If you are like my girls, maybe you would like to dress up your jeans a little.

Maya Mist and a Crafter's Companion stencil to the rescue.

On these I used the Iridescent pearl and a heart and flourish stencil.  The effect is a little more subtle.

Here I used a star type pattern and blue mist.

Well, just a few quick sprays and we are ready to go.  And, since the mists are water based, they just wash out in the washing machine (yes, I did test this on some scrap fabric first).  The girls are already busy looking at the other stencils we have and thinking of what color combinations they would like to try.  Guess I will need to start hiding my mists.  LOL

Just another fun thing you can do with your mists.



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Did You Know?

That lots of new Prima goodies went into the store today (which, are flying off the shelves)?  And that more Prima (e-line) will be going up in the next few days?  If not tomorrow?

That the Maya Road products are selling quickly, and we are planning on doing some special mist tutorials soon?

That we will be getting some of the new Tim Holtz distress inks and crackle paints, as well as glossy and crackle accents?

And, finally, that Pink Paislee has a new online magazine filled with tons of inspiration?  And you can download it here for free.    This is the inaugural issue and it features some beautiful projects made with the new paper lines that should be shipping in the next few weeks.  It also includes many technique ideas including glitter and shaped papers.  And one of my favorites, a sketch challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch.


Monday, February 15, 2010


I hope you were able to find some fun things in the store over the weekend.  I know I did.  Now, all I need is some time...and a little inspiration.

My good friend Heather offered to share a few of her beautiful designs to help me get motivated to use some of my Lily Bee Vintage Poppy.  She also offered to let me share them with you.  You may know Heather from her screen name, Miracle's Momma.  If you would like to learn more about her you can read her blog here.

I love the use of lines and symmetry in her design.  The beautiful use of color and bits of bling.  I hope you enjoy them as well.

Thanks Heather for some much needed inspiration.



Saturday, February 13, 2010

Marks Paper Company

I love the Courtship collection from Marks Paper Company.  The colors of the paper are just beautiful and the texture of the paper is fabulous, almost like fabric.  I have done a few layout with it that I am happy with, but had a bit of the paper left and just couldn't figure out a way to use.  Until I started thinking "home decor".  The colors are perfect for my home, soft and pretty, neutral enough not to clash with anything, but enough color that they aren't "white".

 Bits of the papers, some beautiful Prima bloom that I added stickles to, a butterfly vine I chopped, inked and stickled and some velvet trim.  Before glittering the chipboard title, I misted with brown to make sure no naked chipboard would be showing.  So much quicker than paint.

I mounted the top layers (through the red) onto a piece of chipboard  and adhered.  Then I glued the brown piece of cardstock to the back, face up and went around with my scallop scissors.  Thanks to Lisa Pace for showing me the trick to getting the perfect edge around your chipboard project.  Just follow the line of your chipboard.  No more cutting and then gluing for me.  And it really added quite a bit of depth to the project.

Here you can see that I munged the leaves to help them tie into the overall color scheme with some walnut ink.  I also added more platinum stickles to the petals.

One last project.....
The light here isn't very good, but you can see how beautiful the papers blend together on the KaiserKraft memo board.

Hope I was able to inspire you today.



Friday, February 12, 2010

A Little Rebellion

Funny how we see a project made with some paper or embellishment, when it is first released, go hunting for it, but never find it.  Something new comes along and we forget how much we loved that item and simply had to have it.  And then.....our luck changes...a sale comes along ....and we see those beautiful things again.  That's a little how I feel about these papers.

I remember when Rebellious first came out, how fun and funky it was.  How totally different in style from many of Prima's other things.  How perfect it would be for photos of my daughters.  How badly I wanted it!

Well, now here it is, on sale!  I had to wait a bit.  But on sale?  What is better than that!

This line is so fresh and funky. So much fun to play with.  Perfect for those teens and tweens.

And do you remember Prima's Flirty Little Secrets?  Some gorgeous pieces are still available (and on sale)!

So be sure to come by the Sweetheart of a Sale this weekend.  You never know what forgotten treasures you may find.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Everything Old....

It has been a bit of a lazy week around here.  Feeling a little under the weather with a bad cold, so dh decided to help out and take care of all the running around and a lot of the cooking.  And, being that I was sick, I didn't really feel much like going out or doing much anyway.  

What is a girl to do?  Well, I did organize the scrap stash a bit, which led to the realization that I need to use some supplies if I hope to make room for some of the new and wonderful things Suzanne has been sneaking here on the blog.  It also has made me think about all the wonderful goodies I may need to stalk up on before they are gone for good.

I love, love, love the Postcards from Paris line by Webster's Pages.  Why is it I haven't used any?...well, until now.
Lovely Paris Couture paper, Edged Blue Velvet trim, Alpha Stickers, Silhouette and Fabric Fancies from Webster's Pages and a Prima Trellis Rose.  I found the butterflies as a free image using Google.  A little Pearl Maya Mist, some embossing and they were beautiful and sparkly.

Here I used the enchanting Winter Wings Papers with more of the Alpha and Die Cut Stickers and a bit of trim all from Webster's Pages.  So quick and easy 

And finally some Pink Paislee for these photos I took of the children at my sisters a few weeks ago.   From the Amber Road Collection, Bonfire, Postcards, and Harvest Hayride.  Some more gorgeous trim from Webster's, this time in the Cocoa Ruffle and a Prima.  A few other scraps of trim and lace, rub ons and a chipboard alphabet.  

Being ill may not be the best, but it did afford me some much needed scrapping time.



Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Well, I just couldn't restrain myself any longer -- I HAD to get my hands on the gorgeous Pink Paislee Cupid Collection!!  And what better use than to make a valentine for my dear mama -- though the design is pretty generic!

Pink Paislee has done such a fabulous job coordinating their papers and embellishments, this project practically made itself!  I started with a coaster from the Maya Road Tag Coaster Album, covered it in Cupid paper and sanded and inked the edges with Maya Road Pigment Inks in White and Brown.  Then I chose one of the Cupid Fabric Tags, frayed the edges a little and adhered it to the coaster.  Next  I used the sizzix to cut hearts out of three coordinating Cupid paper patterns, layered them with pop tape, and used the Cupid Pressons as accents.  These pressons (rubons) are fabulous and go on like butter.  Some generic ribbon punctuates the bottom left corner and the top of the coaster.  Then I spritzed the whole thing with Iridescent Pearl Maya Mist and lastly added the Cupid Brads -- it was a cinch with the cropadile!  And the best thing is, I have plenty of paper and embellies left to make more valentines!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Webster's Pages

Did you know there is a whole forum devoted to all things Webster's Pages?  Well, there is!  It is a great place to find inspiration, challenges, and just have a great time.  I found the inspiration for this layout there in the monthly challenge section.  This month's challenge is to print your photo onto your scrapbook paper.  Lucy Edson did some amazing projects using this technique.  How could I not be inspired.

The patterned paper is from the Nature's Storybook collection.  The trims and the title font are also Webster's.  The beautiful leaves, flowers and butterflies are all Prima.

Be sure and check it out.  You can find the Webster's Pages forum at

Hope to see you there.


Monday, February 1, 2010


Without a doubt, the HOTTEST trend of the new season is Roses, Roses, and more Roses!!!!  And who better to bring you roses than PRIMA!!!  In paper, flowers, and even in their gorgeous bling, roses rule!!



Bling -- the fabulous new Say It In Pearls and Roses line features the pearl swirls we all crave accented with tiny resin roses -- BEAUTIFUL!!!!

and even in their E-line, which will retail for $1.49!!!!

For Spring and Summer -- everything's coming up roses at Prima and Flamingo Scraps!!!!


So sorry to have tantalized y'all with that Pink Paislee Sneak Peek and left you hanging -- my computer has been in the shop most all week!!!

PRIMA!!!!!  By far our biggest order -- we just couldn't resist all the GORGEOUS FABULOUS FANTASTIC goodies in the CHA-W release!!!  Flamingo Scraps will be carrying three of the new paper lines along with coordinating flowers, cardstock and chipboard embellishments, and alphas -- Pastiche, Raspberry Tea, and Flights of Fancy.

And FLOWERS!  Way too many to show you here -- we will have Innoscence flowers that can be altered in sooooo many ways!  Maya Mist works wonderfully and we have tons of new colors coming in!

Madrigals in every color!

Love Story
Ameruse -- fabulous pearl centers and just a kiss of glitter!!

Zazi -- just stunning and in several colors!

Debutantes -- precious little bouquets!!

I'll blog again on the rest of our Prima order and the HOTTEST trend for the season!!
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