If you ever get a chance . . .

to take one of 

Frank Garcia's Prima Marketing classes.

Run towards the store to sign up.


Every little detail in his designs is perfection.


Butterflies, crystals, flowers, pearls and antique shutters . . . 

right up my alley!



. . . and just look at that gorgeous foiled paper . . .



More later this week with Frank's tags!

Micro-Bead Mash-Up . . .

I love using Prima Marketing Micro-Beads.

They are available in an array of gorgeous colors.

I mix Micro-Bead colors to create my own mash-up:


My go-to colors are bronze, copper and silver.

Using an empty prescription bottle, I mix my own color combination:

about 1/3 of each color.

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Put the child-proof (insert smiley face) lid on the prescription bottle,

shake up and you have your own beautiful combination of

Prima Marketing Micro-Beads


These micro-beads are part of Finnabair's Art Ingredients collection.

You can see how she uses micro-beads here:

Finnabair and Micro Beads on You Tube

Prima ArtVenture 2017 . . .

This was my 2nd year to attend Prima ArtVenture and it did not disappoint. Each workshop was filled with new products and amazing techniques. 

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Here's the class taught by Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair). Finn is a wonderful instructor who allows you to create as you wish while still giving you concise direction on how to use her mixed media product. 

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The detail in the cover of this book is full of technique and new mixed media product from her 2017 product line

Prima @ Creativation . . .

Being a Prima Endorsed Educator, you can guess my favorite booth at CHA. Prima Marketing always has innovative designs surrounded by gorgeous samples:


The sample below shows one of Frank Garcia's new frames.

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These Wild & Free papers are also designed by Frank Garcia

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Love the feathers. And more gold!

Sharon Laakonen showed us a great way to use

the Prima Planner Glue Pens with Rub-On Foil Sheets

for a beautiful effect.

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We used Frank Garcia's new spoon collections at

Prima ArtVenture.

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More to come soon from

Prima ArtVenture workshops.

Layer, layer and then layer some more . . .

As promised, here's more from Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint Prima Marketing workshops. We took his tag class and wow was it fabulous. Here's what we made:

Look at all those luscious layers. 

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I added silver eyelets to each tag, whitewashed the edges and finished off the backs.

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If you ever have an opportunity to take Frank's classes, don't hesitate. He's a fabulous teacher with beautiful projects! And he has lots of complimentary workshops on his blog. You can find them here: Free Project Sheets.