Tuesday, April 11, 2017

inspired by {make it prima} april mood board

This last year, as I was dipping my toes back into the craft waters,
I was sticking mostly to Stampin' Up! products.  It made sense - I'd decided to sign up
once more with them as a demonstrator, thinking that I'd hold workshops and classes
to get comfortable again and re-find my design groove.
It was fun.  And I met lovely people.  But definitely didn't happen as I had hoped.
No workshops or classes happened (not from lack of trying!),
and it's now time for what's next.
So, I'm going forward by going backwards a bit.
I'm re-finding my old loves.  Finding new ones.
And, as I have expanded my Pinterest horizons,
one of the recommends that came up was this one:
Make it Prima April Mood Board
Isn't it pretty?  and fun?  and inspiring?!
No surprise - It's Prima. : )
 I pinned it.  Clicked it.  Saved it.
And then I went digging through boxes and bins of my scrapbook stuff.
Oh, my goodness.  It was like I had gone to a reunion and run into old, dear friends.
I found a bunch of years old Prima things, very loved years old Prima things.
I pulled things together that went with the April mood-board from Prima.
Added things that I've ordered here and there more recently.
Mixed old and new and had a wonderful time putting together this page of Ellie.
An old favorite photograph that tells a story all of its own (my favorite kind of photograph!).
I chose this quote from Winnie the Pooh:
"You don't spell it.  You feel it."
That's his response to Piglet's question of, "How do you spell love?"
Groove re-found.
And love felt.
Thanks for visiting : )

Materials used:
Prima Marketing papers:
IOD Angelique – Heavenlies (2007) – cut out to frame
IOD Angelique - Angel Breath (2007) - background
IOD Angelique – Harp (2007) - tags
IOD Angelique – Angel Kisses (2007) – lower layering pieces
IOD Angelique – Wings (2007) – upper layering piece
4x6 Paintables – Secret Garden – with some watercoloring
Embellishments:
Prima Marketing:
Color Bloom Spray Mist – Tea Stain (on tags)
Rossibelle Flowers
Charlston Flowers
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures - Resin Birds
Finnabair Mechanicals - Grungy Butterflies
Say It In Crystals – rhinestones (2008)
Ribbon and trim from years ago (unknown name)
Small paper flowers and fabric leaves from years ago (unknown name)
Other:
Linen thread
Ranger Stickles – Cotton Candy
Misc. Styrofoam birds egg – Etsy, maybe
Rustic hanger with clips – old Jenni Bowlin kit, I believe