Thursday, December 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Christmas Mini Album

My goal was to make a Christmas mini album before Christmas, and I can't believe I actually did it.  It usually takes me forever to created a mini.  I'll start it, but take many days to add stamping and decorate it.  For this album, I used papers from Graphic 45's T'was the Night Before Christmas collection.

Black chipboard covers and pocket pages bound together with my Bind It All.
On the coil rings, I tied a bow with some tulle, and hung some holiday charms.

Here are the pages inside:

I made a video to take you through the interactive pages:

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
                                                Hugs, Mimi

Monday, December 8, 2014

Prima Day 11 Challenge Card/Tag

I don't have any of the holiday Julie Nutting stamp sets, but I hope this tag will qualify for Day 11 as I used a Julie Nutting doll stamp dressed in holiday style.  The base of the tag is Prima packaging.  The papers are from the Jubilee collection.  The left side of the tag is cut with a border punch.  I colored the girl's hair and shoes with colored pencils, very simple.  Behind the Prima poinsettia flower is a doily cut from a Prima die. 

Finished off the card with some green/gold fibers, red metallic cording, and the green satin/lace trim I bought during my trip to LA. 

This completes my entries to the 2014 Prima Christmas card challenge.  I enjoyed going through my Prima stash and creating with items I haven't even opened or used yet, and playing with the collections I love.  Thank you Prima for the fun challenges.  And thanks to all who stopped by to take a peek!

                                                Hugs, Mimi

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Prima Color Bloom Challenge Day 9

I have to say I'm very impressed with the result of creating the background of this card.  I used a Prima damask stencil and sprayed worn leather color bloom spray.  I love the shimmer of gold in the color.  So beautiful!

The paper, left over 6x4 ATC card, and tag is from the Cartographer collection.  I just replaced the twine on the tag with an olive green one.  Flower and leaves are also by Prima.  Added some brown velvet ribbon, lace trim, and pearl stamen.  Stamped sentiment, by Papertrey Ink, was heat embossed with white embossing powder.

BTW, I saw sneak peaks of some new color bloom sprays coming out early next year, matching with the new collections coming out, and I love them!!! They are deep rich colors.  Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Thanks for stopping by!

                                                 Hugs, Mimi

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Prima Finnabair Christmas Card

Hello!  Here is a simple card I made with the focus on the pretty Finnabair Mechanical metal rose.  I put a pearl in the center.  The papers are also Finnabair. 

Added some Prima scripted ribbon that I just got from Joann.com.  The stamped sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

                                                Hugs, Mimi

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Prima Challenge Day 7: Wood Icons

For this challenge, I made a card using a birdcage wood icon from the Epiphany collection.

The papers are from the Madeline 6x6 paper pad.  Along with the Prima flowers, I added some green sheer ribbon, pearl strand, and a cardinal die cut from a Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  The sentiment is a stamp from Papertrey Ink. 

Thanks for stopping by!
                                                     Hugs, Mimi