Friday, July 29, 2011

Prima CHA Summer 2011 Photos - and another LO to share! :)

The Prima booth at CHA was absolutely GORGEOUS - and it's still *very* surreal to me that I had **Prima** creations on display during this show :) :)....SO SO incredibly blessed to be a part of this amazing and wonderful team!! :) :)

You can see more lovely photos of Prima's CHA booth here, including photos of the separate Ruby Violet booth (SO colorful and bright and all sorts of purty :)), and YES!!!! that would be another one of my layouts featured about 2/3 of the way down showcasing the BEAUTIFUL Amore heart (YES, you want, you need, you MUST have it!!! :))

And now...onto the layout! This one was created with the lovely Pixie Glen collection and lots of new beautiful embellies :)

Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another CHA Prima Layout to share :)

Today the Prima blog is all about the new chipboard pieces, flocked rub-ons, and alphas - all of which coordinate perfectly with each of the brand new lines. :)

And another of my CHA Prima layouts is also featured on today's blog :) :) - thrilled to share with you this Joshie layout I created using the new North Country collection. Love love LOVE this winter line - the colors are so rich and I am truly in love with each piece of paper in it!! :)

Thanks for looking!! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Prima and CHA - Masks, Resistables, and Crystals

Aren't these absolutely beautiful? The Resistables are especially gorgeous!!

Visit the blog to see the stunning examples created by our talented Design Team with these products - you won't be able to resist ordering them for yourself!! :)

Ohhhh and can't forget about the new crystals - swoooooooon!! :) :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

...More BEAUTIFUL goodies from Prima (and YES!!!! one of my CHA LO's!) :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE these Cradle Birdnests - they are SO darling!!!! :)

You can check out more stunning projects featuring the above products on today's blog, but I wanted to OFFICIALLY share here on my blog one of my CHA layouts that is featured there :) :) (and especially since the image shown there is appearing a little distorted - I'm sure anyone in a position to fix it is still busily occupied with CHA, so no biggie :-P...I am *thrilled* to be able to finally share it here!! :)) 

This layout of my sweet Joshie showcases the beautiful Alla Prima collection, along with one of those GORGEOUS Gemini flowers featured above :) - I was SO thrilled to get this shot of him with my camera phone recently while we were away on vacation :)...a cool Instagram app filter really brings out the colors and adds some cool texture too. :) Doesn't the photo go perfect with these summery colors??!! :)

Thanks for looking!! :)

And this is what *18* months looks like :)...

Not only did Sophie turn 8 today, but little man also turned 18 months. :) Not sure how and when that happened - and I mean that SERIOUSLY!! :-P These 18 months have really F-L-O-W-N by, but I continue to love and adore him more and more with each day - our family seems SO complete with him in our lives. :)

Happy 18 months my sweet and busy boy Joshua!! :)

And She's *8*....

Life with this child is always interesting. :)

Eight years ago, I walked (ok waddled :-P) into the hospital ready to be admitted for induction at *14* days past my due date because she was perfectly content to "stay put." :-P YET while still happy punching and kicking enthusiastically away inside my belly. :-P At that point, I should have known that she is a child who not only marches to the beat of her OWN drummer but also does things in her OWN way and OWN time. :-P

She is energetic, dramatic, willful, and S-T-U-B-B-O-R-N :-P - yet also compassionate, loving, generous, and affectionate. She is incredibly smart, artistic, confident, and full of passion - yet a pushy bulldog on the soccer field with a "take 'em down" attitude. :-P She is bold and says what is on her mind, yet hypervigilant to the mood and feelings of those around her - if she loves you, she loves you for LIFE. :) She loves all things bling-y and glitzy, never has enough stuffed animals :-P, and is especially crazy-nutso about cows and pigs. :) She would eat french toast and "pink milk" everyday if I let her. :-P She makes each and every day interesting, challenging many a times :-P, her smile and infectious laugh are her saving grace at times :-P, but I can't help but admire (and envy) the enthusiasm with which she greets each day - she is a HAPPY girl. :)

I always say that the things that I love the most about this girl are the things that make me the CRAZIEST :-P...a high-maintenance ball of loving energy :-P - but either way, I love love LOVE this girl. :)

And today she is *8*. :) Happy Happy Birthday my beautiful Sophie Grace!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prima - More Ruby Violet

Can't get enough of the new bright and sassy Ruby Violet line??!! :) Check out this video!! 

And more Ruby Violet product sneaks and awesome examples can be seen here! :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Prima - Introducing Ruby Violet

Isn't it positively YUMMY??!! :)

Ruby Violet will debut at CHA with its very own booth! Find out more here and don't forget to enter the giveaway for new Ruby Violet products as well! :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Prima Sneak - Mounted Stamps, Art Tape, and MORE! :)

Toggles, Ornamental Edging, and Art Tape - OH MY!! :) The Art Tape is especially cool because you can stamp, print, or paint on it and create your own customized tape - how COOL is that??!! :)

Check it all out here!! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Prima's Sneak - Tiny Treasures

I promise will fall in LOOOOOVE with these delightful treasures - metal pieces, art tiles, and buttons. Yes they are small but so rich in detail and feel. GORGEOUS enhancements to any page or project!

Check out the amazing examples from some of our uber-talented Design Team gals here! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Prima Sneak - Shabby Chic Treasures and New Tools

The new Shabby Chic Treasures are so gorgeous, and the new tools ROCK too! :)

You can check them all out here!! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011


Flowers, flowers, flowers - the new Prima releases are GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely in LOVE. :)

So what are you waiting for??!! Go check them out here!!! You will NOT be disappointed!! :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Prima Sneak Peek Day 7...Alla Prima

I just love the sweet summery colors of this new collection! :)

Another full sneak can be seen here, and of course another awesome giveaway!! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Got Sketch? Blog - Sketch #123

Another fun new sketch released today by my talented friend Val, and it's a double! :) And YES! that means *I* did a double too! :-P I know, I know - pick your jaws up from off the floor! :-P

For this layout, I used the Fancy Pants Beach Bum line - absolutely ADORE the fun colors of this collection! And they went perfect with some recent pics I took of Lucas testing out his new slip-and-slide! :)

Check out the sketch here and see what the other girls did with it! :) Thanks for looking! :)


Prima Sneak Peek Day 6...North Country

This wintery/holiday line does not disappoint - another GORGEOUS one! :) Love the rich tones...

Another giveaway and another full peek here on the blog - what are you waiting for??!! :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Prima Sneak Peek Day 5...Londonerry

Another yummy sneak from Prima - check it out here, along with another giveaway on the Prima blog!! :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Prima Sneak Peek Day 4...Romantique

I absolutely ADORE this line - simply gorgeous colors. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! :)

Check out the full sneak here! You won't be disappointed..and rumor has it, there might even be a little giveaway on the Prima blog too. :)