Thursday, September 1, 2011

Prima Blog Hop with Tattered Angels!

Prima is pairing up with TA for some...

Blog Hopping Fun

I know there are going to be TONS of fabulous projects and techniques from the amazing line-up of talented designers.

First we have a give-away on the Prima blog-so make sure you go back there and leave a comment for a chance to win these products:

I also have a few projects to share with you! I was recently asked to create 4 layouts for the back of TA's clam packs using Prima products. Talk about a FUN job (and just a WEE bit of pressure!)

This layout shows off a photo of hubby and I from last fall. I used Prima's new Romantique papers, a new brick wall mask and chipboard shapes.  The flowers are colored with Glimmer Mist and Glam. I even colored paper with glaze for a really cool shimmery effect (see blue paper.)

Tip: When spritzing Glimmer Mist or Chalk spray on paper it will rumple a bit. You can counter this by spraying the back side with a bit of water...or lying the project flat with a few books on top (I slip in a piece of plastic so my books stay dry.)

Prima Products:
  • Romantique Papers-colored with waterfall glaze and rum punch glimmer mist
  • Romantique Chipboard Shapes
  • Summer Carnation Vine
  • Audrey Rose Flowers -colored with Espresso Bean glam
  • Brick Mask-using rum punch GM on it
  • Say It In Crystals Swirl-Amber
  • Book Paper
  • Edge Punches
  • White Tulle
  • Note-whole layout misted lightly with chalk spray

For Sweet Cheeks (doesn't Amariah have squeezable cheeks?) I used Romantique papers, along with a necklace from Prima (YES-they sell necklaces ready to color!) and a few other fun embellishments. The chipboard letters have HEAVY coats of Glaze and Glam on them. It was fun to customize the colors to fit the layout.

Tip: Fabric flowers take coloring agents a bit differently than mulberry paper flowers. Just spray lightly and use a heat gun to avoid water spots. When applying Glam or Glaze to chipboard letters apply a thick coat to avoid brush marks. Let dry thoroughly!

Prima Products:
  • Romantique Papers-some colored with waterfall glaze and rum punch GM
  • Say It In crystals Swirl
  • Innocense White Flowers
  • Audrey Roses
  • Scrapbook Jewelry Necklace-white: colored with rum punch GM
  • Cameo Roses-white
  • Times Chipboard-colored with  espresso bean glam and waterfall glaze
  • Lace-colored with dark brown glam

Above Prima projects used the Lagoon Clam Pack: Chalk Chalkboard, Rum Punch Glimmer Mist, Espresso Bean Glam, Waterfall Glaze


My next two projects use the Melody Paper Line from Prima...and the Lagoon Clam Pack.

So my youngest son, Josiah, has a very tender heart towards little Sophia-pictured above! He REALLY wants to marry her. He even asked her dad for permission. (He was turned down flat, but the kid is not deterred. Heaven help me. He's barely 7. She's barely 2.)

This layout was just a blast to make. I colored a lot of flowers...and leaves (a trick I learned from Cari Fennell!) The Glam and Glaze make the leaves look absolutely luscious!

Prima Supplies:
  • Melody Papers
  • Innocense White Flowers-colored with Bahama Blue glimmer mist & Apricot Nectar Chalk
  • Mulberry Rose Leaves - colored with Golden Goddess Glam and Pewter Glaze
  • Audrey Rose Flower-colored with Apricot Nectar
  • Millinery White Fabric Flower -colored with Bahama Blue GM
  • Fitzgerald Beaded Flower- colored with Apricot Nectar Chalk
  • So Cute Chipboard
  • Linen Alphas

Project number four is of my sweetie-pie granddaughter. AGAIN! I love scrapping her photos. 

Again I used a lot of fun coloring mediums on the canvas word, fabric flowers, lace flowers, lace trim and leaves!

Tip: When coloring lace just squirt mist into a baggie. Add lace and seal to shut. Knead until color is dispersed evenly. Add more mist if a darker color is desired. Remove lace and air dry.

Prima Products:
  • Melody papers
  • Regent Collection Flower-white: colored with Apricot Nectar Chalkboard
  • Brown Trinket Flowers
  • Paintable Canvas word-colored with Apricot Nectar Chalkboard
  • Lace-colored with Bahama Blue Glimmer Mist
  • Classic Lace Flowers -colored with Bahama Blue glimmer mist
  • Mulberry Rose Leaves-colored with Golden Goddess Glam & Pewter Glaze
  • Say It In Crystals Pearls
  • Melody Journaling Stickers

 The above two projects were colored with the Lagoon Clam Pack= Apricot Nectar Chalk, Bahama Blue Glimmer Mist, Golden Goddess Glam, Pewter Glaze

Make sure you check out the following links for LOADS of inspiration!
(If any of the links do not work just hop on over to Prima for a complete list: 

Prima Educators:

Janine Koczwara
Nathalie Kalbach
Cari Fennell
Birgit Koopsen
Jamie Dougherty
Marion Smith

Design Team Links:
Ania Lexander
Trina McClune
Hege Lundquist
Anna-Maria Wolniak
Trudi Harrison
Maiko Kosugi
Stacey Young
Leslie Ashe
Karola Witczak
Steph Devlin
Emeline Seet
Marie-Nicolas Alliot

Finnibair (Anna Dabrowska)

And finally hop on over to the...
Tattered Angels DT Blog:
 Tattered Angels Blog


  1. Okay, my favorite is the sweet cheeks one... too dang cute!!!

  2. You work so well! Your LOs are gorgeous! Congrats!

  3. Ohh! Wonderful. I love your work. Thank you very much for the tips. Greetings from Spain

  4. Oh, thanks for the tip of spraying water on the back! I love your LOs those are awesome!

  5. Oh my, each one of your creations with the Prima products looks stunning! And your DGD is so adorable!

  6. Impossible to pick a favourite from these gorgeous pages.

  7. primas is so beautiful from the pp and bling and with the mist 2 awesome,tfs

  8. Sharon I just do not know which one I like the best!! They all are so amazing. LOVE the brick wall mask!! I so love the Romantique collection best!! Thanks so much for the tips and sharing your awesome talent with us!!


  9. Love all those lovely LO's (yes totally squeezable cheeks! And necklaces, who knew...I haven't seen those anywhere. WOOT!

  10. All your layouts are amazing! Thanks for sharing. -Kris-

  11. Just hopping around.... so so beautiful Sharon:):)

  12. You are sooo god at this!! All of your projects are pretty as can be! Love the Lo of you and your hubby!!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs Lina

  13. How sweet--I love the little story. I'm a Sharon, too, by the way. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  14. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. That's all I have to say! Katherine

  15. **sigh** Oh My Goodness - way too hard to pick a favourite - I love them all **sigh**

  16. ok, love the pack! the "Lagoon Clam Pack"! it's too hard to pick one favorite! I love altering the flowers - i think i would have to say I love love flowers.

  17. P.S. loving the Musiccccccccc! yay.,

  18. Everyone of your layouts is fabulous!!

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  20. The friends layout is just divine, but the story behind the kids is so lovely. I can't choose between Sweet Cheeks and Friends, they are both my faves!

  21. Gorgeous pages Sharon, your little grand daughter is such a cutie pie.

  22. Absolutely stunning layouts!! Luv the stories too ;)

  23. Such beautiful layouts thank you for sharing them.

  24. bautiful projects! soooo pretty!!

  25. Beautiful projects Sharon!!
    These are so Beautiful!
    Love your works.
    Thanks so much!!

  26. Such lovely projects (and I'm envying you your trip to Peru!!)

  27. Your layouts are fantastic
    I love it

  28. Such lovely layouts. I love the colours and I have to find that brick wall mask. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

  29. simply beautiful, what a sweetheart she is...

    Peggy Lee

  30. you really made all hearty your styles

  31. Adorable layouts. Love them all.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  32. Thats great. i love all the colors, and what a cute face to scrap. so cute.

  33. I love all the 3 LOs here... simply gorgeous! Love your color combination and oh what precious photos too :)

  34. GORGEOUS!!!! You show how you can use prima with a romantic style as well as whimsical. Im really lovin the brick background paper. Thank you for sharing such wonderful talent..Im inspired...

  35. Beautiful LO's! And yes,your granddaughter's cheeks are squeezable! Too cute!

  36. Very pretty layouts :)
    so lovely!
    it was nice meeting you at the crazy kars days, you guys were great!



  37. Awesome......
    your layouts is so pretty,i wish to touch once.
    Any way thanks for sharing all....
    volunteer peru