Friday, October 24, 2014

Let's Get Out & Explore Altered Frame

I had oodles of ideas when it came to designing with Prima Marketing's Forever Green collection for FotoBella's design team.  One project I couldn't wait to get started on was this altered frame.  

 It is a great collection to have if you are really into altered projects.  I went to Big Lots and just got a plain, black, 4"x6" frame.  

Supplies Needed:  Prima Marketing I Want It All Bundle:“Watch Them Grow” Paper, Ephemera, Wood Icons, Vegetation packet, Stick Pins, Metal charms, Small Flowers and a black 4”x6” frame.

1.    Select the “Watch Them Grow” patterned paper.

2.    Place the frame face down on the paper and trace the outer and inner edge of the frame.  Cut the pieces out and be sure to cut a diagonal at each corner.

3. Begin glueing the cut pieces to the front of the frame.  Be sure that the angles at the corners line up, as well as the words in  the pattern of the paper.

4. At the top left corner of the frame, begin building your embellishment by layering several leaves from the “Vegetation” packet of leaves.

5.  Add the olive green flower from the “Sprout” flower packet.  It’s the flower with the feathers behind it.  Place the bird stick pin behind it.  In the center of the flower, remove the pearl in the center and glue the wood “hello” circle embellishment from the “Wood Icons” packet.  

6.  At the bottom right hand corner of the frame, begin layering leaves as you did in the other corner.  

7. Build the embellishment using the burlap flower from the “Mushroom” packet.  Fussy cut the ampersand from one of the journaling notecards to place behind the flower.  Add the butterfly sick pin, the metal bird cage charm and small flowers to the frame.  Also added some fun pieces from the Epherema packet such as the word “explore” and some flowers and leaves.  

8.  For the display area of the frame, insert the journal notecards with “Let’s Get Out There” which fit perfectly in the 4x6 opening of the frame.  

Here are a few close up photos so you can really see the details:

The assortment of flowers in this collection is simply amazing.  The stick pins were a gorgeous addition as well, adding great dimension and interest to the overall design.

Layers of flowers, paper and wood embellishments really created such a beautiful look to this project.  Hope you felt inspired to create a fun frame!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Altered wine decor

Hello!  I have a really fun project for you today and a great way to get a head start on making Christmas gifts.  Ugh! Yes, I said it....Christmas...and we haven't even got to Halloween yet, crazy, I know!  When I think of Prima Marketing products, altered projects immediately come to mind for me.  The Prima Forever Green I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella has so many fun embellishments that lend itself to such great creativity.  

I found a basic black wine cork holder at Big Lots and went away to work on it with the Forever Green Prima bundle.  There was a blank area at the front that allowed me to place the "it's the little things" title in the center of the piece.  

The flowers, stick pin embellishments and rhinestone gems are simply beautiful!

I tied some raffia at the bottom with a flower to add the finishing touch.

This will make such a great Christmas gift this year for a wine enthusiast.  Who doesn't love something fun and decorative for collecting corks?  Visit to get your Prima Forever Green bundle and get started on a fun altered project of your own.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Just Wanted To Say...

The Prima Forever Green collection at FotoBella offers some great options for card designs, and masculine is one of them.    

I chose the "you're my everything" sentiment, matted it in white card stock and popped it up from the back ground so that I could place some fun raffia behind it.  I fussy cut some ferns a tucked those behind the sentiment as well.  I could't resist adding a little bit of bling, so I added two rhinestone gems on either side, mixed in with the raffia.  It was just the right touch.

Simple yet beautiful and a great card for the man in your life.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello Grand Canyon layout

What amazing places did you visit this Summer?  We recently visited the Grand Canyon and wow, what a beautiful experience.  Here is one of many awesome photos from our trip.  Prima's Forever Green collection was the perfect match to this photo.  I didn't want to do too much to detract from the awesome photo.  I  chose the papers and colors carefully.  

The "hello" is from the journal cards pad in the collection, along with the pink and orange card stock. I mirrored the "hello" cards to emulate the endlessness feeling of the Grand Canyon and the continue echoes that ring through it.

The mason jar journal card I fussy cut, along with the butterflies and placed them on the page to appear as though they are escaping from the jar and into the Grand Canyon.  

I have a ton of photos from our trip and great memories to preserve using the beautiful Prima collection from FotoBella.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Explore with Prima

Hello there!  I've been quite busy with one of FotoBella's latest bundles, Prima's Forever Green.  It's has a beautiful nature theme and made me anxious to scrap some of our latest vacation photos.   School is back in full swing, but we managed to squeeze in one last vacation.  The Grand Canyon!  It was an amazing experience to say the least.  This layout has just a glimpse of what we saw.  We took a ton of photos, but this was a fun selfie I took of me and my baby girl.

Prima always delivers when it comes to fabulous embellishments.  This collection is no different.

Tags, butterflies, flowers, leaves, and ephemera are all on this layout.  It was a lot of fun sorting through all the goodies.

To get all of these fun elements, The Prima Forever Green bundle is what you need.  Go to and get your hands on it quick so you can start creating!