Prima Educator

A weekend of workshops for Prima Marketing . . .

May 5 @ Mary's ScrapDen in Evansville Indiana for this Card Organizer. 

CO 1

This project combines beautiful papers, flowers and embellishments from Prima Marketing Inc with the construction and design from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Create lovely storage for your handmade greeting cards or give as a gift with some of your own handmade cards. Either way, it's a charming addition to your desk.


And then on to Jasper Indiana to Doodlebug Inc on May 6 for two Prima Marketing workshops.


As a Prima Endorsed Educator, I'm very excited to be visiting Indiana again this Spring and hope you can join me for this very special Prima Marketing Education Days. We'll not only build these projects from scratch (yes, even the book), but we'll be using all kinds of brand new Prima products.

We will have fun creating these projects in Prima workshops and you'll also have time to create a complimentary make 'n' take by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

In between I'll be doing demos with other Prima products. 

Hope you can join me for National Scrapbook Weekend in Indiana!


and if not . . . .

I'll be bringing two of these workshops to

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

save the date

Saturday, May 20

PictureThe hidden drawer book box from 10:30 to 2 pm


the Mini-Book - June 10 from 10:30 to 4 pm

NOTE: The mini-book fits inside the hidden drawer.

Call Checkered Cottage to make your reservations.



Upcoming 2017 Workshops . . .

G45 Natures Sketchbook

Join me on 

Saturday, February 11 @ Checkered Cottage

where we'll combine the beautiful new

Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook

with a

Maya Road chipboard book and Prima Marketing flowers.

Please bring to class:

  • Craft mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting and regular scissors
  • Ink to match project: black or dark brown will do. Just enough to cover the white core edges
  • Adhesive: Strong wet glue such as Beacon 3-in-1 or Beacon Fabri-Tac + tape runners (you'll need a lot of tape).
  • Corner rounder
  • Paper Piercer
  • Crafty Foam Tape (preferably black)
  • Scor-Board (a small one will do if you have one)
  • Pre-painted Maya Road books

Let's have some fun! See you Saturday.


Nature's Sketchbook Portfolio

I'll be teaching

A Nature's Sketchbook Portfolio

Saturday, March 11 @ Checkered Cottage

and save the date for . . . 

Saturday, April 22 when we'll create a 

Home Decor Greenhouse

complete with gorgeous

Prima Marketing flowers.


March 2016 Teaching Schedule . . .

Basic Supply List (These are supplies we use in almost every workshop I teach):

  • Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
  • Craft Mat
  • Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors
  • Adhesive: both wet & dry
  • 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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016: 6 pm  - Heritage Layouts @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

Join me for two heritage type layouts suitable for photos from yesteryear or today. This night, we will be working on two 12x12 layouts (as a make-up from last month as well as this month's layout)

In addition to basic supplies (see above), please bring: 

  • craft knife
  • craft cutting mat

Feb layout

March 2016 copy

Check back before each class to make sure I didn't forget anything on your supply list!

Saturday, March 12: 10:30 am  - Bird In A Box Spring @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

Basics required. See list at the top of this post


Scor-Board (small one will work)


small paint brush (flat)


Baby Wipes or something for paint clean-up

Ink Pads Used: Distress Black Soot and Vintage Photo

Check back before each class to make sure I didn't forget anything on your supply list!

Please consider bringing your lunch as we have lots of work to do.

BYO Lunch will cut down on away time.

House in a Box Spring copy

Friday, March 18, 2016: 10:30 am - 1 pm: Graphic 45 Tags @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

Basics required. See list at the top of this post.

Ink Pads Used: Distress Inks: Antique Linen

Palette Knife


NOTE: Since Mother's Day is so early in May

and I will be out of town in May

I will be adding 2 Mother's Day tags (tags only, no cards) to this workshop

at no additional charge.

G45 March copy

Saturday, March 19: 10:30 to 4:30: Prima Educator Days @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

As a Prima Marketing Educator, I will be periodically adding workshops at Checkered Cottage featuring Prima Marketing products. This month's project is a mini-book using Frank Garcia's Memory Hardware 6x6 mini-book and combining it with Nature Garden papers, flowers and embellishments. You'll be choosing some of your cover embellishments so no two books will be exactly alike. 

Supplies Needed: Basics (see top of the blog) plus small paintbrushes to color images on the front cover. I used rounds #4 and #6.  Distress Ink pads: Antique Linen. Gold leaf pen. (palette knife not needed. I'm losing my mind.)

Check back before each class to make sure I didn't forget anything on your supply list!

Prima Mini-Book