Saturday, May 28, 2016

Prima's Julie Nutting Dolls Are Everywhere - Eileen Hull Suitcases

Julie Nutting's Dolls ( from Prima) are EVERYwhere! and popping up in even more places...

The Dolls are Everywhere challenge continues.  You can find the original post and challenge right here.  

We've had dolls being posted in front of craft stores "shopping for clothing" ( Julie McGivern Vincent‎), dolls going for boat rides (Toni Samskar

Julie and the Design Team thought it would be fun to get our favorite Prima dolls ready for vacation. Summer, after all, is right around the corner! Maybe in your area, you are already experiencing the start of summer vacation from school. 

We used the Eileen Hull suitcase die #657124 from Sizzix to get our creative juices flowing.  I decided to use Gina and give her a vintage look with an old worn suitcase and mount onto an 8x8 canvas.  Gina is one of Julie's new designs.  You can find a great selection of Julie's products here.  

I thought I'd take a few shots that show the dimension and depth of the piece.  

Isn't Gina adorable? 

Visit Julie Nutting's blog to stay on top of the newest doll designs.  She's got some funnnnn stuff coming out soon. 

 To join the Dolls Are Everywhere challenge, just take a photo of your doll in front of some place special - going on vacation?  Take the doll too.  She'd love to join you.   Going grocery shopping?  Dolls love to shop.  Going to the park?  You bet dolls love a day at the park.  

After you snap a photo, post your creative shot to one of our Julie Nutting Facebook  doll groups.  They can be found here: Julie Nutting Paper Doll and Other Fun Stuff or Julie Nutting Doll Club.  

I can't wait to see where your doll turns up.

Products Used:  
Prima, Julie Nutting Doll Stamp Gina - 911379
Prima Soft Matte Gel Medium 961428
Prima Stencil 584641
Prima Finnabair Mechanicals Star 963354
Prima Color Bloom Mist ( on Suitcase)  - Antique Gold 573843
Eileen Hull/Sizzix Scoreboard XL Die- Suitcase/Bag  Die 657124
Paper - Maja Design Life by the Sea collection
Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Ranger Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz - Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Wink of Stella Clear
Clearsnap - Mixd Media Inx - Vintage, 

Be A List Maker - Justrite Planner Page for May

I'm trying something new and  moving outside my zone of comfort...but sometimes ya just have to stretch and make lists and plans.  I am not a "book type" planner BUT I am a list maker.  Mom's and dad's need plans/lists to make the family week run smoothly  

My son asked me why bother making a plan.  It's like a roadmap - you can't get to your destination unless you map out a route.  Plans do change, get derailed, and evolve, but you need to start at point A and have a vision of how to get to point B (with all the details in between).    In order to successfully make it to the weekend and achieve all you need to do, you need to map out all the details of the week.

In mommy talk...a plan is the best way to try and get the entire family where they need to be and do it on time with minimal frustration.  I'd seriously like to be on the "no headache, no stress" plan.  Capturing the week's activities in a fun and whimsical way sure makes the job more fun.  

 No better way to plan than to pull out some fun products.  JustRite Papercrafts has a variety of tools and products. . 

Don't have a Planner - Don't think You'd use a Planner?  
So you don't own a planner you say?  Yeah neither do I. 
 Don't think you'd use a planner?  Nope - neither would I. still need to keep your family on track.  My mind may be a steel trap, and yet I realize I need to let what's in my steel trap out so the family knows where they need to be. 

I am a list maker.  I think of my planner as a list for the family to see.  My list is their list.  Not every week will have a list, but some weeks are essential.  

I added some fun colorful washi tape and popped it to the fridge.  EVERYONE uses the fridge so they are bound to see my handy weekly planning list.  They may not read my list but now we enter into a whole new realm which paper crafting cannot possibly cover.   I must move on... haaaaaaaa.  

 If you don't own a planner, no matter and no worries.  The world of the internet is filled with freebies for you to print and use.  I used a fun one from that I adapted into something to fit my needs.  That is found here: 
My Week Looks Like this....  DIY Printables by Ink Tree Press

You can find a whole host of free printables here.  
Here are the products I used to create the first part of the week:

Monday Box:

Tues Box:

Wed Box:

Thur Box:

And for the bottom of the week....heading into the fun weekend.....
JustRite actually has the whole week covered. 

Here are the products I used to create the first part of the week:
Friday Box:

Saturday Box:

Sunday Box:

Last Box with Sunny Day:

My Week Looks Like this....  DIY Printables by Ink Tree Press

Friday, May 27, 2016

JustRite Seaside Card for May Using Prima Frank Garcia

Howdy!  I have a cool combination of products today....the newest releases from JustRite Papercraft Products teamed up with Prima's French Riviera collection by Frank Garcia. 

This is my first post for JustRite so why not pair it with some of my favorite papers?  Only makes sense to use what  I love.  The sweet  beach themed  stamp and die combo  At the Beach Stamps CR-05057 and  Seashells At The Beach Die - DIE-05058 are perfect for the French Riviera collection.  
Calling all card makers and scrappers who mat photos onto your pages.  I'm talking to you for a moment.  

First off - gotta shout to the world about the coolest, most handy die in all the world for card makers and folks who love to mat their photos on scrapbook pages.. A2 Card Front Basics Dies DIE-05047.  
Raise your hand if you are still cutting rectangles for backgrounds on cards.  Come on - raise that hand without shame because I was one of those people until two weeks ago.  

Yes indeed, cannot tell you how many rectangles I cut that are far from perfect and frustratingly so.  No more.  I seriously always wondered about rectangle nesting dies.  I can't lie.  My head could not wrap itself around the need for rectangle dies when all you need to do is cut some rectangles for card mats.  

Haaaaa!  But then that's where I've made many a cut that is really lousy and most shameful I admit. 
No more.  The A2 Card Front Basics Dies DIE-05047 was perfect, and cut my multi-layered mats in a split second.  A real  "must have" tool if you make cards and actually for photo mats for scrappers.  

The papers for the card as well as the accompanying embellishments from the Prima French Riviera collection have a nice soothing and peaceful feel, thus the sentiment from  JustRite's Congrats Card Basics  set. 

I like to provide images that show the dimension of the card.  While this one is pretty flat, it still has a bit of depth.  
Visit JustRite Papercrafts today for the current release as well as many other dies, stamps and crafting products.
  At the Beach Stamps CR-05057
  Seashells At The Beach Die - DIE-05058
 A2 Card Front Basics Dies DIE-05047
Congrats Card Basics CR-056068
Prima - Frank Garcia -French Riviera 6x6 paper pad 584405
Prima Frank Garcia Brads 583866
Prima Frank Garcia - French Riviera Flowers 586201
Prima Frank Garcia - French Riviera Say It In Crystals

Thursday, May 26, 2016

LemonCraft EveryDay Spring cards and Gifts

I'm here today to share some projects for May. 

The 'EveryDay Spring' collection is new and is a collection you must have.  It is fun and bright and beautiful. 

This is the first projects.  It is a mini box decorated with 'EveryDay Spring'  papers, flowers and trim.  The new flowers are also just amazing.  I chose the 'EveryDay Spring' 06 sheet for this box.  


This is a card I made using the 'EveryDay Spring'  collection.  I used the 'EveryDay Spring'  Basics paper pad for this card.  I love checker patterns.  

Here is the next card I created using the 'EveryDay Spring'  collection.  I added LemoncCraft's new chipboard pieces.  They are wonderful.  I wish I had a few more sets of the chipboard.  I also added a flower and button from the collection as well. 

I love the bright pink and green colors of the collection so I added watercolors to my card to match the paper.  

'EveryDay Spring'  is a collection that everyone must have. It's full of fun and color and  will make you smile.   I just love this collection.  

Thank you for stopping by! 
Jennifer Snyder