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Happy Monday! Just stopping by to let everyone know that I have a Live With Prima show coming up tomorrow at 11:00 AM PST. I will be creating another lovely treasure box using some trays, trims and lovely things, take a look:

I love the way it turned out, a lot of lovely details. It's a great and inexpensive way to store little treasures, maybe even some crafty things. If you want to tune in, be sure to bookmark the Live With Prima Ustream channel HERE.

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International Scrapbook Day Blog Hop with Prima!

Hello friends! Welcome to the Frank Garcia International Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! The party started over on the Prima Blog, if you are coming from there, you are on the right track! We wanted to showcase some of our favorite projects using my Frank Garcia line of products. I think one of my favorite products right now is my Memory Hardware Artisan Powder, it really adds that perfect touch of antiquing and aging to any surface, even resin and wood! My class Vestiges Mixed Media Assemblage has been very popular this year, take a look:

Mix in some of my Bourdeilles Antique Trinkets and you have the most beautiful assemblage. Memory Hardware is more than just albums, it's a versatile line that allows for multiple applications across different projects and creative areas. 

I have a giveaway for you today! All you have to do is comment below, what are your plans for National Scrapbook Day? I will pick a lucky winner on May 15th!

Next stop on the hop is Trina McClune, click here to hop on over to her blog!

Prima - www.prima.typepad.com
Frank Garcia - www.frankgarciastudio.com/new-blog-1/
Trina McClune - www.trinamcclune.typepad.com
Lisa Novogrodski - www.lisas-livingincolor.blogspot.com
Delaina Burns - www.delainas.blogspot.com
Cari Fennell - www.meandmymaryjanes.blogspot.com
Beatriz Jennings - www.iralamija.blogspot.com
Jennifer Snyder - www.scrap-escape.blogspot.com
Lisa Gregory - www.what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com
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Envoyé du Ciel Mini Album

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday! I have a project to share today, Prima just took off the wraps off their newest collection Heaven Sent. It's truly a sweet collection perfect for the little ones but also can be a Spring line that is truly versatile. I made this sweet little album using the range and my Square Memory Hardware Album as well. I think it turned out pretty cute, what do you think?

Sweet right? I can't wait to start teaching this sweet album in store. It would make a perfect gift for a mother who is expecting or just someone who wants to preserve all of those special baby pictures. Thanks for stopping by.

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Treasured Life Mini Album for Live With Prima

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you guys are doing wonderful! I wanted to stop by and share my upcoming Live With Prima class. I have a show coming on March 29th and I will be creating this beautiful album with my Memory Hardware Magnetic Album & Tales Of You & Me. I love how versatile this line is and how you can either work with the dark tones or the lighter tones. Of course I love making my projects delicate and sweet. Take a look: 

Sweet and delicate right? This class is on Tuesday March 29th at 11:00 AM PST, make sure you tune into the Live With Prima Ustream Channel here: www.ustream.tv/channel/primaflower

See you there!

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St. Tropez Mixed Media Album

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I am only 2 days from leaving to Florida for some classes on a ship (exciting huh?) and I just wanted to stop by and share my St. Tropez Album, one that I taught in Reno this last week. I have to say this album is massive, and probably weighs like 40 pounds. Yes it's quite heavy and no, I am not exaggerating. I think it turned out amazing, it is of course with my French Riviera Collection, take a look:

The shells on the album were made using my new Artisan Powder, which I am very excited about. It's an all purpose dry powder with no shimmer perfect for antiquing effects. You can use it dry, wet, or in mediums, and it's permanent after drying. Pretty cool huh? The little dots are from the new Metallique Acrylic Paint from Prima.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting some pictures soon from my cruise!

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Treasures Of Love Tags

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Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day filled with love. It feels like it has been a while and it truly has. A lot of things have been going on in my life, and well sometimes you just have to step away from it all and take some time for yourself. I wanted to stop by and share some tags I created and will be teaching in select stores. I used my Tales Of You & Me Collection and I think they turned out pretty nice. Take a look:

Didn't they turn out sweet? I love all the little bits and details. Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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Plage De La Bouillabaisse Mixed Media Album

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's 2016 already! This past year went by so quick and I can't believe we are in 2016 already. There are so many exciting things coming up this year and I can't wait to share it all with everyone. First up, right before CHA I will be teaching at Artventure Anaheim. I have to say there is a lot of hype for this event and I am so very exciting. I will be using my brand new French Riviera Collection and I will be teaching this lovely Plage De La Bouillabaisse Mixed Media Album. Adorned with beautiful sea shells altered with my new Artisan Powder this album is perfect for all of your beach-themed memories. Take a look:

Beautiful isn't it? I love everything about it. Look for this album in stores as well in the upcoming months. I look forward to sharing some more projects as CHA comes around next week!

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CHA Winter Sneak Peeks: Tales Of You & Me

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Hope everyone is staying warm in this chilly weather, it has been a little above 30 degrees here in California, it's very welcome as we have heat waves all year long. I am excited to be sharing a sneak peek of one of my new collections with Prima, Tales of You & Me. As you know I am a huge fan of vintage, shabby chic and beautiful collections. So it may come to no surprise that I was excited to design a collection that was so shabby and pretty that I was overly excited to share with all of you. Here is a peek:

Isn't it just stunning? It makes my heart skip a beat. It's so beautifully perfect. I can't wait for you to play with it and create some magical projects. More peeks coming soon, so stay tuned.

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Frank Garcia DT Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Frank Garcia Design Team Hop! I am excited to be showcasing my Design Team gals today! They are some of the most talented girls I know! I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas projects that I made this season. 

I love the shaker in the front of this book, it's so fun and interactive. I used my Victorian Christmas collection, and you can see a video on how to make it here. To celebrate my Design Team I have a special little giveaway for a special winner! Simply leave a comment below (and follow these amazing girls!) and you will be entered to win this Holiday Prize! I will pick a winner in 7 days.

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Introducing The Frank Garcia Design Team

Hi Friends! I have an exciting announcement to share with you all! Today I am announcing a group of talented and special ladies who will represent the Frank Garcia brand for the next couple of months. These talented ladies will have the opportunity to work with my Frank Garcia products and show off their talented! SO without further delay, here they are:

I can't wait for them to share their talents and amazing projects with you! Watch this space in the upcoming months, you will be blown away by their talents!

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Christmas Cheer Tags

Hello Friends! Hope everyone has had a wonderful first week of November. The times are changing and you can definitely feel the crisp chill of Fall (even here in Los Angeles). I wanted to share these festive tags I made on Live With Prima on Tuesday. You can check out the video here. I do love creating for Christmas, it's almost therapeutic, and just knowing that someone will receive these handmade lovelies makes me very happy :) 

Aren't they just lovely? I really love them. I hope you can catch them on Youtube and make a set of your own. I am off to Wisconsin for the weekend. Catch you guys later!

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Un Calendrier de L'Avent Album

Hey Everyone! Happy Wednesday! It's hard to believe it's almost the end of October. This time of year always seems to pass by so quickly. Today I wanted to share my newest album using my Victorian Christmas Collection that I designed for Prima. I wanted to make something that you can use like a December Daily/Advent style album. Take a look:

I am excited to be sharing this album on Live With Prima, join me on October 27th 2015 at 11:00 AM PST on the Prima Channel! www.ustream.tv/channel/primaflower

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Joyeux Noël Album on Live With Prima

Hey Friends! I feel like I haven't been on here for a while! With all the traveling, work, and life, I have been crazy running around. I am excited that Victorian Christmas my first Christmas collection with Prima was a success. Everyone has been so sweet and kind, and I appreciate the amazing response to the line. I couldn't have wished for sweeter friends. Today I will be on Live With Prima sharing this sweet album. Love the shaker in the middle. Take a look:

Isn't it just super sweet? I will be featuring this album today at 11:00am PST on Live With Prima, be sure to tune in here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/primaflower also if you were interested in a kit, my lovely friend Janene over at www.thescrapbookdiaries.com will have these available. 

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Que Tes Jours Soient Joyeux Et Lumineux Christmas Tags

Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday! It has been a crazy month for me, even though I haven't been teaching this month (took some time off). I have been a busy bee trying to get all my Fall classes in order and getting all my product ordered. Its crazy how much work goes into it, but at the end it's all worth it! I love meeting new people and teaching, it makes me very happy to see happy students! I had a chance to work on my 2015 Christmas tags a few days ago. I have to admit, this is always the most popular class in the whole year. People sign up FAST! I have to admit it' s my favorite too! They always turn out so cute, take a look:

Fun stuff huh? I would like to see you in one of these classes! Check out the classes tab down below to see if these will come near you!

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Coffret Parisien

Hello Everyone! Happy Wednesday! It's a very hot summer here in Los Angeles, but I managed to get some crafting going this week. I created a beautiful Parisian Box using Prima's new wooden trays and my new Memory Hardware collection. I love the way it turned out. It's so small and petite. I absolutely am in love with it. Take a look:

What do you think? Pretty right? Oh and let's talk about the tassel on the side! I love how all my new Memory Hardware metals just work so well together! I will be teaching this on Live With Prima on Tuesday August 11, 2015. Make sure you tune in, http://www.ustream.tv/channel/primaflower

See you there.

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Rocquencourt Parisian Album

Happy Friday friends! I am finally back from South Africa, will be doing a recap of my trip soon, but meanwhile I wanted to share one of my newest albums, the Rocquencourt Parisian Album. I used a lot of my new Memory Hardware pieces as well as some classic Prima papers. I created a shaker effect on the top with rhinestones. It turned out beautiful I think. Take a look:

What do you think? I am absolutely in love. I can't wait to teach this class in the next couple of months. Look for it in Reno, CA at Scrapbook Paradise to start. Thanks for stopping by, have a beautiful weekend.

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A Victorian Christmas

Happy Tuesday Everyone! If you know me, you know I simply ADORE Christmas time. It's the jolliest season of all. So you can imagine how excited I was when I designed my own paper collection for Prima. I would like to present A Victorian Christmas...

It's everything I love about Christmas. Vintage, gold accents, beautiful flowers and embellishments. I am completely in LOVE. Here is a peek at the papers:

Aren't the flowers just lovely? Oh and there is way more flowers than these adorable ones. I wanted to share my first project. 25. An album that is exquisitely and perfectly all about Christmas. Take a look:

Are you in love as much as I am? Good news is, this album is one of my new classes for the Fall. I can't wait to share even more with you! Come check out the Prima blog to see more of Victorian Christmas: http://prima.typepad.com/prima/2015/07/summer-sneak-peeks-victorian-christmas.html

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Lost Parisian Album + Memory Hardware

Hey Friends! It's an exciting time again when there are new product releases in the scrapbooking world. I am excited to share a few sneak peeks of my Memory Hardware line with Prima Marketing. I love mini-albums and bookbinding, and this release very much complements the line. So let's start sharing some peeks! I first want to share my Lost Parisian Album. It's made with my new TALL album. Isn't the size just beautiful? I added some gorgeous leather paper to the spine, and it made it look beautifully vintage. Take a look: 

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Isn't it just lovely? Here are some peeks of my new products:

  Memory Hardware Artisan Parisian Leather Paper: A paper with a leather texture reminiscent of old French leather chairs, vintage leather books and more. It's a versatile paper that can be distressed, die cut, inked and used to cover a Memory Hardware book spine and more.

 

Memory Hardware Artisan Parisian Leather Paper:

A paper with a leather texture reminiscent of old French leather chairs, vintage leather books and more. It's a versatile paper that can be distressed, die cut, inked and used to cover a Memory Hardware book spine and more.

  Memory Hardware Artisan Adhesive Tape: A tape used for book-binding, mixed-media, album construction, altered art, scrapbooking, card-making, glitters and beads, boxes, ribbons, laces and more.  Features:  - Double Sided - Extra-Strong Adhesion - Weatherproof - Perfect for mixed media applications! - Great for pockets, flaps, and interactive mini-album features!

 

Memory Hardware Artisan Adhesive Tape:

A tape used for book-binding, mixed-media, album construction, altered art, scrapbooking, card-making, glitters and beads, boxes, ribbons, laces and more. 

Features: 

- Double Sided

- Extra-Strong Adhesion

- Weatherproof

- Perfect for mixed media applications!

- Great for pockets, flaps, and interactive mini-album features!

  Monpazier Gilded Trim - A beautifully detailed and dainty sequin trim with petite sequins that have a beautiful shine and sparkle. Rocquencourt Doily Lace - A royal doily lace trim with a beautiful detailed doily design, use them together or cut them individually. Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace - A beautifully detailed floral lace, perfect for borders, layouts, cards and more.

 

Monpazier Gilded Trim - A beautifully detailed and dainty sequin trim with petite sequins that have a beautiful shine and sparkle.

Rocquencourt Doily Lace - A royal doily lace trim with a beautiful detailed doily design, use them together or cut them individually.

Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace - A beautifully detailed floral lace, perfect for borders, layouts, cards and more.

What do you think? Aren't these peeks just lovely? I can't wait to share everything else that is to come! Visit the Prima Blog for even more inspiration and sneak peeks!

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Amoureux Pour Toujours Album

Hey everyone!

It is the beginning of summer here in SoCal and it is beginning to heat up! Since I am not a big fan of the heat and summer I like to stay in and scrap. That's exactly what I did this past weekend. Aside from working on my Summer 2015 release samples, which are exciting, I also worked on this exclusive album for The Scrapbook Diaries, which I was excited to work on. I love creating albums from scratch, and this one is a BIG one. It measures 8.5 x 8.5 inches and each page is 8x8. I used the new vintage wedding line from Pion Designs. I have to admit I am in love with their papers, they are truly stunning, of course accompanied by gorgeous Prima embolus, this book turned out beautiful, take a look: 

Isn't it lovely? Best thing is The Scrapbook Diaries will have it available as a kit in a couple of days! I love the kits from there, Janene always makes sure everything is perfect each time. These kits will be limited so be sure to snatch one up before they are out!

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Amour Layout

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Happy Tuesday! It was a great crafty weekend for me, I got some work done on the design side of things and of course squeezed some crafty time in there. I was itching to make a layout, as I have been on quite the mini album rampage lately. I love creating with light and muted colors, so it seemed in order for me to create a shabby chic layout. I made this layout and used a photo from our recent trip to Paris. 

Very happy with the way it turned out! Love all the shabby chic elements, and of course the beautiful details. I will be teaching this project in June on Live With Prima! Be sure to tune in here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/primaflower

I hope you can join me on June 16th at 11:00 AM PST. It will be fun. Have a great week!

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