Friday, July 30, 2010

Design Team Inspiration with Queen & Co!

Happy Friday! This is it - the end of summer vacation! I can hardly believe it. Where did the time go? I will be back on school schedule next week! I know many of you still have another month or so of summer vacation left, so enjoy it while you can!

I have a little Design Team Inspiration for you to kick off your weekend! Designers Andra Hoffman and Leah Schaeffer have been playing with the Queen & Co. Wild Things collection and have created some really fun layouts! Check it out:

Mountain Views by Leah Schaeffer

Leah saw "camping" when she saw this collection and decided to create a couple of layouts from her recent camping trip to Yosemite National Park. I just love how her title fit so perfectly in between those trees on the paper! Here is a close-up:

That raccoon she created with her Cricut is too cute and works perfectly with her theme!

Nuts 4 Nature by Leah Schaeffer

Here is another layout Leah created using the Queen & Co. Wild Things papers. I love the earthy feel of this layout - perfect for her theme!

Here is a cute little critter with a large acorn Leah added to conceal her journaling! Isn't this just the best idea?

I absolutely love it!

Now let's see what Andra did with the same collection!

Helping Papa by Andra Hoffman

I love all the green in this layout! The perfect background for her theme! Everything just comes together so well on this layout! Checkout how Andra used her i-Rock to outline her journaling - it really helps it stand out and gives the whole look such a nice finishing touch.

9 Months by Andra Hoffman

I love the contrast of the colors in this layout! The added bling on the 9 adds the perfect finishing touch and I just love this picture of Andra's grandson! Isn't he just too cute?

Have a fantastic weekend and stay-tuned next week for more inspiration, new products coming soon from CHA and, of course, more giveaways! Don't forget to enter our Bo Bunny Win It Before You Can Buy it Giveaway!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bo Bunny!

You thought I was going to forget -- didn't you? With Bo Bunny, not a chance! Before we get to the sneaks, I thought I'd share with you a couple of altered projects I created using Bo Bunny Jazmyne and Bo Bunny Peacock Lane. It's always a tough choice which Bo Bunny collection to use. I simply love them all! But, since I was making these for other people, I decided to use these collections! Take a look:

Altered Mini-Bookcase by GenCraft (Floren)

I love the Jazmyne collection and this is perfect for my daughter - the purple lover! I thought this would look nice in her bedroom! She can organize her "collections" into little bottles and place them on the shelves! The mini- bookcase is by Kaisercraft. I painted it that lavender shade and then covered it with the Bo Bunny Jazmyne papers. I simply love how this turned out and so does my daughter!

Altered Trinket Box by GenCraft (Floren)

So how often is it that you can make something for one child and not the other one? You mom's know exactly what I'm talking about! I made this trinket box for my other daughter using the beautiful Bo Bunny Peacock Lane collection! I also added Basic Grey Kioshi Pops and a Prima Butterfly to the top. I loved this one so much it was hard to give it away! The Trinket Box is Kaisercraft that I painted a dark shade of purple. I used the Peacock Lane Cut Outs for the top of the box - it fit perfectly! I also added some punched butterflies to the sides of the box to match the top.

So right about now you're probably wondering where the sneaks are, right? Well, I have good news and bad news! The bad news is that there are waaaaaaayyyyy too many photos to add to the blog! I would have to do one collection per day just like Bo Bunny does on their blog! So since I need to show sneaks of all the new releases, I decided to "turn on" all the Bo Bunny products in the Coming Soon category! That's the good news - by the way! I didn't have time to add in the product descriptions just yet, but they will be in there soon! The new Bo Bunny is not expected in stock until late August. We will begin taking pre-orders around the second week of August. Be sure you are signed up for your product notifications and we will send you email updates!

Did I mention something about a giveaway? I did, didn't I? Okay, let's see, go take a look at all the new Bo Bunny products. After you look at them all, leave me a comment about which one is your favorite - you know - the one you can't wait to get your hands on! We will have a random drawing and the lucky winner will receive all of the papers in the collection they like the best! Seriously - win it before you can buy it! And, for a special bonus - give me some love for my altered projects and I'll even throw in all of the Bo Bunny Jazmyne papers in addition to your NEW papers!

We're going to let this contest run a little longer than some of our other ones. You have until 11:59 pm August 8 to leave your comments. We will have the random drawing and announce the winner on Monday, August 9! We will have a link to this contest in the right-hand column. Be sure to tell all your friends! Good luck!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Happy Tuesday! I can already tell this is going to be a busy week! My kids go back to school Monday and I've been running around trying to get everything done... all in the midst of CHA! My life seems to be a perpetual Murphy's Law!

Anyway... we have some wonderful Tuesday inspiration for you from our newest Design Team member: Teri Berrios! She couldn't wait to get started and boy what a start! Teri used the fun new Imaginisce Birthday Bash collection to create a double-page layout and a mini-album for her daughter's birthday! Check out her gorgeous work:

My Day 2 Party by Designer Teri Berrios

Teri used the Imaginisce Birthday Bash collection papers and embellishments along with the i-Rock for this double-page layout. Check out all that bling! Teri also used her Imaginisce i-Top to create the "9", "2" and "Party" brads in the centers of the flowers! What an amazing amount of work!

Happy B-Day to Me Mini Album by Designer Teri Berrios

Teri used the Imaginisce Birthday Bash collection papers and embellishments for this mini-album of her daughter's 9th birthday. What a great way to display all of those extra pictures that won't fit on your layout! Wow! Teri does some amazing work and she takes fantastic photos! Thanks so much for sharing, Teri! We can't wait to see what you do next! For more photos of Teri's mini-album and to see all of her work, be sure to check out her blog!

We are expecting the new Imaginisce Apple Cider and Cottage Christmas very soon! Be sure you are signed up for product notifications and you will be the first to know when these great new collections become available!

Stay tuned tomorrow for some Bo Bunny peeks and a new giveaway!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday! Wow, CHA starts tomorrow! If you're going, you're probably already there. We're skipping the Summer show, but watch out L.A.! We are definitely going to the Winter show in Los Angeles next January!

We have a little inspiration for you today from Designer Andra Hoffman who has been hard at work with Basic Grey Oliver and Olivia! Check it out:

Altered Wall Hanging by Designer Andra Hoffman

Andra used Basic Grey Olivia as the background papers in this beautiful wall hanging! I love the design and all that bling she put on with her i-Rock! Love those Prima flowers, too!

Home Wall Hanging by Designer Andra Hoffman

Andra used the Basic Grey Oliver 6x6 Paper Pad to make this wall hanging for one of her neighbors. I love how this turned out! Great work, Andra!

Now for our Prima giveaway winner! Thanks so much for all of your comments! The new Prima products are expected in stock late August - early September. Be watching the Coming Soon category for all the new products and be sure to get your product notifications in! Without further ado: Congratulations to: lorihf!

Lorihf said...

I love PRIMA everything!! No way I could pick a favorite!!

Lori, send us an email with your shipping address and we will get your Prima Flowers and Bling right out!

Stay tuned all this week for more inspiration from our talented designers, peeks of all NEW products coming soon from: Bo Bunny, Basic Grey (and more!) and more fun giveaways!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More Basic Grey Sneaks!

Here are the last three teasers from Basic Grey that I found on Facebook! The official release is July 27! We will be adding as many photos as we can to our blog and gallery so stay tuned!

Basic Grey Jovial

Basic Grey Marjolaine

Basic Grey Curio

Wander, Pyrus and Jovial are expected in stock in August. Marjolaine and Curio are expected in stock in October.

Don't forget, you have until 11:59 tonight to get your comments in for the Prima giveaway!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Design Team Inspiration and another Basic Grey Sneak!

Happy Friday! TGIF! You know what I just realized? My kids only have one week of summer vacation left! Where has the time gone? My kids have one of those semi-yearly school calendars. They only get 8 weeks of summer vacation, but they get a fall break, their Thanksgiving break is actually a week long instead of just two days, another 2 weeks off at Christmas and 2 weeks off for spring break! It's better for memory retention and it works for us too (much less boredom!!!)

Okay, now for some Basic Grey Inspiration from our very talented designers!

Family by Designer Andra Hoffman

Andra used the fun new Basic Grey Olivia collection for this layout! Love all the pinks and the pattern on the bottom! Oh, and check out that gorgeous Prima butterfly! Great work, Andra!

Party by Designer Sandi Clarkson

Sandi created this layout using the Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection and Basic Grey Doilies. Sandi actually created this for the doily challenge I suggested over at StuckOnUSketches! I love her use of the doilies not only as the background for her photo, but also as the greenery at the base of her flower! Great work, Sandi! Isn't her granddaughter just the cutest little thing?!

A Grandmother's Love Blooms Forever by Designer Nanne Harry

Nanne used the gorgeous Basic Grey Indian Summer Paper and Doilies also for the doily challenge at SOUS! Love the colors, love the sketch, love those handmade roses! Nanne is going to have to teach me how to make those! Great work, as usual, Nanne!

We will leave you for the weekend with the newest Basic Grey sneak I found over on Facebook! Don't forget to leave your comment for our Prima giveaway (see the Current Blog Contest on the right directly under the store link)! You have until 11:59 pm Sunday! Stay tuned next week for some Bo Bunny sneaks and more chances to win! Here's your Basic Grey sneak:

So, now we've seen Wander and Pyrus. Only 3 left...

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time for some more sneaks!

Who loves flowers and bling? I'm definitely a girly-girl and every single one of my projects MUST include either flowers, frilly ribbon/lace or bling! Well if you're like me, you're going to love all of the new Prima! Check some of this out!

Prima Say It In Crystals - Vintage Frame

Prima Say It In Crystals - Vintage Bird

Prima Say It In Crystals - Flower Color

Prima Say It In Swirls with Lace!!!

Prima Say It In Crystals Stem with Flowers

Prima Rossetti Roses

Prima Poetic Whispers

Prima Louisa May Alcott Flowers

Prima Angeelous Flowers

Prima Guava Peony Flowers

Prima Vivian Flowers

Prima Bronte Blooms

Prima Faience Flowers

Prima Autumn Harvest

Prima Roosevelt Collection

Prima Antique Mistletoe

Gorgeous! Remember, this is just a sample of what to expect! We get hundreds of flowers/bling from Prima and could not possibly post them all to the blog! Be watching the Coming Soon category for all of these beautiful blooms and fun bling in the next few weeks! Expected in stock in September!

What do you think? Love them? Which ones are your favorites? Leave us a comment and you could win some of our current Prima flowers and bling!

Leave your comment by 11:59pm Sunday, July 25. We'll have a random drawing and announce the winner Monday morning July 26. Good Luck!