Flaming Heart – Relics & Artifacts


When I saw Sandra Evertson’s Relics and Artifacts from Prima Marketing I was so intrigued with the ornate white resin blanks but I had absolutely no idea what I could create with them. Add in some of Finnabair’s Art Basics gels, white resin frames, some fabric and lace, gold paint and a few other embellishments and I was definitely smitten.

Flaming Heart Shadow Box

Flaming Heart Shadow Box

Creating with Sandra Evertson’s Relics & Artifacts and Finnabair’s Art Basics products from Prima has endless possibilities. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to create something with these little art pieces that intrigues you just as much.

Many of the products I used for the Flaming Heart Shadow Box are available at www.creativeinspirations.ca and are listed below for quick reference:

Stretched canvas

Stretched canvas

Dresden trim

Dresden trim

Flaming Hearts

Flaming Hearts

Modeling Paste

Modeling Paste

Soft Matte Gel

Soft Matte Gel

Heavy Gesso White

Heavy Gesso White

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Tim Holtz 12Tags of 2014 – July


When I saw Tim’s July tag I was taken back in time to a day at the beach when I was just a small child.  There was just something about his tag with the sand dollar and seahorse that drew me in.  I have wanted to do a mini configurations book for a while and this seemed the perfect opportunity to do something with all the little seashells I have been saving.  I will say it was a little bit of challenge to paint and distress stain the actual book and configuration boxes!




I hung some Mini Cabinet Cards with photos of that day above the tag with two Swivel Clasps.  This idea has been done before with other hanging devices but I liked the idea of the clasps since they look like fishing lures.

BeachFront2I stenciled the outer cover with modeling paste, added some more seashells and embellishments and decided that it would be a wonderful day to go to the beach!

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Spring Flowers


Spring is here and not a minute too soon!  The weather is not quite warm enough yet to start gardening but I thought I would get a jump start with Prima Marketing’s  Altered Metal Bike Frame.

I love all the Prima flowers that are available and of course their new Bike Frame.  I chose to insert a poster image in the frame.  I can always change the picture at a later date as the back of the bicycle wheel opens.  But for now this is how my bicycle frame looks.


Floral details:




Products used in this project include:

Prima – Altered Metal – Bike Frame

Prima Divine – Epigram – 12×12 Double-sided Paper

Prima Marketing – Divine – Mini Rose Stems

Prima Marketing – Divine – Vines

Prima – Princess – Flair Buttons

Prima – Princess – Flowers – Happily Ever After

Prima – Princess – Flowers – Whimsical

Ranger – Liquid Pearls – Bisque

Assorted rub-ons and metal embellishments.

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Cartographer Travel Album


Frank Garcia and Prima have definitely outdone themselves with the new Cartographer line of papers and embellishments.  I had the pleasure of attending a class with Frank Garcia in January at Prima’s Art Venture and saw some wonderful samples done by Frank using his new Cartographer line.

Now I can’t show you the class that we did but I can show you one of the samples he had on display — well, my version of it.  (It is very close to the original – only a few changes)




Detail on the flower arrangement  Lots of beautiful flowers!

If you would like to do this layout you can find the complete video with Frank Garcia here.

It was this layout that inspired me to create the Travel Album that follows:



Front Cover “T” Detail


Pages “T” and “R” Detail


Pages “R” and “A”


Pages “A” and “V”


Back of Page “A” Detail


Front of Page “V” Detail


Pages “V” and “E”


Back of Page “V” Detail


Front of Page “E” Detail



Pages “E” and “L”


Back of Page “E” Detail


Front of Page “L” Detail



Pages “L” and Back Cover


Back of Page “L” Detail


Back Cover Front – Detail

Products used in this album:

BoBunny TRAVEL Word Album

Prima Cartographer Collection Kit

Prima Cartographer 6″ x 6″ Paper Pad

Prima Cartographer A4 Paper Pad

Prima Cartographer 3×4 ATC Pad

Prima Cartographer 4×6 ATC Pad

Prima Cartographer Brads

Prima Cartographer Flair Buttons

Prima Cartographer Metal Clips

Prima Cartographer Tags & Tickets

Prima Cartographer Typewriter Keys

Prima Cartographer Wooden Embellishments

Prima Cartographer Flowers – Adventurer

Prima Cartographer Flowers – Drifter

Prima Cartographer Flowers – Globetrotter

Prima Cartographer Flowers – Vagabond

Prima Cartographer Flowers – Wanderer

Prima Junkyard Findings – Industrial Lights

Prima Junkyard Findings – Office Metals

Ranger Liquid Pearls – Bisque

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