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A wonderful Prima Educator Day . . .

Spent the best day yesterday at Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO


We got together to create this mini-book.

It's a Frank Garcia Memory Hardware Chipboard Album (Square).

We all loved using this album with a 6x6 paper pad.

Frank's trick of painting the edges of the album in your favorite color

makes putting this together a snap!

The classroom is ready and filled with gorgeous Prima Marketing products.


We were using Prima's Butterfly 6x6 paper pad

with a theme of butterflies, birds and fairies for our books.

Then we got down to busy-ness:


We started with 4x6 Pocket Paintable Cards

and used

Prima's creamy Oil Pastels.

They easily mix with water and have the most delicious colors.

They are, by far, the easiest to blend I have ever worked with.

The girls agreed!


Each of the girls picked out an intricately cut butterfly from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

We first painted with a layer of 

Prima's Altered Alchemy Light Patina,

let that dry and then added

a layer of 

Altered Alchemy Opal Magic Blue.

Why is it called Magic?

The color is brilliant when painted on white or cream.

Paint it on black and the color magically changes.

(You'll see in a bit.)

We finished the inside pages and 

then started layering the cover:


Since each of the gals chose their own image for the cover,

each book was uniquely their own. 

Here are a few samples of what they completed:


Notice the butterflies!


The doily on the front cover was cut using

Prima's Die - Parisian Lace.


Of course Prima flowers were everywhere

as well as 

Prima's Butterfly Matchboxes.


Butterfly Tags & Tickets

were used on the cover and throughout the book.


We were finished creating at 2 pm

(I thought)

but the gals kept fussing, adding flowers, leaves, embellishments and fussy cutting.

It was so much fun!

Thank you to all those who participated.

I loved every minute of it and hope you did too.




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