Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts meets Graphic 45 . . .

8-4-16 Gina 2

This altered tin is one of the projects featured on

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts


Check out the details on this


an adorable back to school project by


Cabana Houses . . .

GSLC Cabana Row Houses
This was such a fun project!
produced an adorable
Cabana Row House Set
This is a new set from Gypsy Soul that is dimensional
and has lots of adorable add-ons.
Besides the Cabana Row House Set, I used:
Under the Sea Border (#C19F)
Seaside Doors & Windows (#C40C)
Palm Trees Silhouettes (#C40A)
Seaside Decor (#C40B)
This was such a fun project to create as my niece & nephew
own a condo in Seaside.
This is perfect for their beachside home!
And being on the Prima Education Team,
I was able to pair lots of Prima Products with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Crowning Glory . . .

GSLC Crown 6

Although I've been working with

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

for years, I'm joining the team in a new capacity . . . 

as one of their Educators.

As a Prima Marketing Educator,

I saw this crown as a match made in heaven.

Gina (the owner) designed this crown and I immediately was in love.

Every girl deserves a crown!

It starts out like this:

GSLC Crown 1

and with the addition of

Prima Marketing Paints & Jewels

it turns into this:

GSLC Crown 7

You can find the step-by-step instructions

and a supply list here:

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts & Prima Marketing Crown

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gypsy Wagon . . .

How cute is this!

GSLC Wagon copy

I have adored Gypsy wagons ever since I saw my first one.

I was 18 years old and traveling with my cousin and Grandparents through Northern Spain.

We passed a Gypsy wagon on a country road and I was in love.

The Gypsy life . . . carefree, traveling and seeing Europe on your own terms in a tiny house.

This 18 year old saw it as a somewhat romantic way to travel.

Now, the 66 year old in me wants a 5 star hotel room with room service!

(ok, it doesn't have to be 5 stars)

In any case, once I saw this Gypsy Wagon from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

memories came flooding back and I was in love with this project.

GSLC Wagon 2

Of course, the perfect pairing for this project is

Canvas Corps' 7 Gypsies collections!

I mixed several collections, both old and new

and set out to decorate the wagon

as well as all the miniature furniture, banners, stars & moon and shutters from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

To paint the wagon, I used

Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kits.

I chose the Weathered Bronze kit for painting most of the wagon

including the wood and the tint on the shutters.

GSLC Wagon 3

I added strokes of Glimmer Glaze to the roof

making the wood look a bit old with a dash of patina.

GSLC Wagon 4

Inside the wagon is a bed and table & chairs,

all from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

I've created a tutorial so you can easily see the steps I took to create this project.

Find it here:

 Gypsy Cart/Wagon PDF

Contact Gina to get your very own

Gypsy Wagon and have a great time decorating!




Prima Education Days in Indiana . . .

This past weekend I had the privilege of teaching at two wonderful Indiana stores.

Marys 1

Friday night was spent with new and old friends at

Mary's Scrapden

We started with a Carte Blanche blank slate.

Added beautiful Prima papers (everyone chose their own)

and then painted

4x6 Paintables with Oil Pastels.

Marys 2

Each one was finished off with 

Adhesive Rub-Ons and Rub-On Foil Sheets.

They all turned out beautiful and unique to each artist!

Mary's C

Mary's B

Mary's A

Mary's 9

Mary's 8

Mary's 7

Mary's 6

Mary's 5

Mary's 4

Not to be missed, are Prima's beautiful gold doilies!

Mary's 3

Next I traveled about an hour up the state to

Doodlebug Inc

for two Prima projects:

First up, a 6x6 Memory Hardware mini-book.


Can you tell it was a very cold, windy day?

But we had fun inside this beautiful store chock-full of great goodies!


We decorated the books using a couple of cool techniques

and many chipboard shapes from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

The paper is from Frank Garcia's Collection: Vintage Emporium

as were the flowers.

Mel and Hannah make everyone feel right at home

and did I mention they ship for one (very low) price?


Hannah and Mel have one little section with

really cool jewelry and purses.

Yep, bought a couple. Did you see the price on that purse? $9.99!

OK, on to altered art.

For the 2nd workshop at Doodlebug

we began with Prima's Watercolor 12x12 Panel.

A blank canvas was painted using

Oil Pastels.

Not saying this because but . . . 

these are the best oil pastels I've ever used.

They mix easily with water,

are creamy,

come in a ton of colors

and one pack of 24 colors is only around $20.

I think the gals that used them this weekend would agree!


We also tried the beautiful

Artisan Powders

and the

Opal Magic Paints and found out they are definitely magic!

We painted with Art Alchemy paints

and finished off projects with detailed

Prima Trims.

Once the base canvas was painted, we layered it with


various Prima stamps and Birdy Nest stencils.

Using Art Extravagance Texture Paste - Crackle Mediums were a big hit!


Of course, we also added Adhesive Rub-Ons and Rub-On Foils.


Each canvas is beautiful and unique to the creator.






Mel and Hannah had prize giveaways in each class:

Gotta love Comfort Craft Tools!


Thank you Indiana! I had a great time visiting and teaching for

Prima Marketing.

A Great Time with beautiful Graphic 45 . . .

Yesterday at Checkered Cottage I enjoyed a full days class with wonderful ladies.

We made the Bird on a Box


Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

and beautiful

Graphic 45 papers.

Fussy cutting those gorgeous papers.

We used Graphic 45's Botanical Tea.




Finished Bird on a Box


and the houses inside


What a great fun day!

Thank you so much to a wonderful group of gals!

PS: To those taking my workshop next Saturday,

you do not need a palette knife.

(I'm losing it!)

See what to bring on my class list here:

Saturday, March 12: 10:30 am

Bird In A Box Spring @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

You will need to bring:

Craft Mat

Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)

Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors

Adhesive: both wet & dry

Crafty Foam Tape (dimensional pop-ups)


Paper Piercer

Pencil & Ruler (recommend Tim Holtz ruler)

Edge Distresser

Ink and applicators to match project papers


small paint brush (flat)

Ink Pads Used: Distress Black Soot and Vintage Photo

Baby wipes or something for paint clean-up.

IMPORTANT: Would you consider bringing your lunch? 

We have tons of work to do today and would love to see you finish the project.

Bringing your lunch would save lots of time.

House in a Box Spring copy

See you there!

Monday, January 4 with 7 Gypsies . . .

7 Gypsies Christmas Houses

Monday's workshop at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

begins at

10:30 am and will probably last most of the day.

Please bring to class:

  • Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
  • Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors
  • Adhesive: both wet & dry and please bring a wet glue that is heavy duty (similar to Beacon 3-in-1)
  • Craft Mat
  • Crafty Foam Tape (dimensional pop-ups)
  • Crop-a-Dile
  • Paper Piercer
  • Pencil & Ruler (recommend Tim Holtz ruler)
  • Edge Distresser
  • Ink and applicators to match project papers (I used Vintage Photo)
  • Marvy Uchida Snow Pen (or similar)
  • Red & Green (XMAS colors) colored pencils or markers or Copics
  • 2 shades of brown (light and dark) colored pencils (Copics won't work)
  • 2" circle punch (if you have one)
  • Edge punch (your favorite decorative edge punch)
  • Score Board
  • Long reach Crop-a-Dile (not the regular crop-a-dile) if you have one
  • Gold leaf pen
  • Black acrylic paint, sponge brush and paper plate to hold paint
  • Baby wipes (it will be somewhat of a messy morning)

See you at Checkered Cottage!