Monthly Archives: August 2014

I can never find what I want!!!

Have you ever gone shopping for something… Can find similar items but never the RIGHT item. For me, I’m a bag-a-holic!!!! But I am a tough sell on a bag. They have to be perfect. The right pockets, the right design and the exterior it a huge selling point for me!!!


Let me tell you my new obsession/fix for this bag problem!!! MAKE YOUR OWN!!!!!!! Prima Marketing and Jamie Dougherty have designed a super fab canvas tote so you can creat your own and customize it so it’s perfect for you!!

And for a little inspiration watch this how to video! It will help you get a kick start on your very own customized tote!!




Places I love

And by places I mean websites and blogs that inspire!!!

First stop is the amazing Limor Webber. Here you will find everything you need from inspiration and online classes to upcoming events and an online shopping!!! Everything beautiful in mixed-media happens here!!!

Next stop is the Bloom Girl herself, Jamie Dougherty. If you want someone who will help you feel confident in creating beautiful beautiful faces and people, this is where you should pop in!!!

And of course I have to support some local shops but I like to frequent for inspiration and some supplies!!! Treasured Memories, Urban Scrapbook and The Inked Stamper. It’s worth checking out all three shops! The reason I love them is they are all very different in what they offer and what they bring to the table for me as a consumer!!

And of course I have to share a little bit a love for all of my Bloom Girls on the design team!!! So check out the blog that features all of us on the team!! Here you will find our inspiration for the monthly challenges, some beautiful art by the team members and links to all of the design team’s blogs.

Thank you for sharing in some of the things that inspire me. And please please please share with me what inspires you!! I’m always looking for great new blogs and websites to look at!!!


Let me inspire!

So I was beyond pumped to be involved as a Guest Design Team member for Bloom Girls!! And was even more pumped when I got to do the first blog post!! I love mixed media and layers and texture and this was my spin on the beautiful ‘Summer’ stamp!! Take a look at the photos below and head over the the Bloom Girl DT blog for more on how to!!

Full view and a few close ups!






-molding paste, matte gel medium, fibre paste, acrylic BASIC paint

Prima Marketing Inc
-assorted metal flowers, metal bottle caps, stencils, bloom sprays

Bloom Girl
-‘Summer’ cling stamp

-dylusions sprays

Tim Holtz
-rubber background stamps

-old book paper, old sheet music, old sewing patterns


Challenge yourself!!

Today is the start of the Bloom Girl DT journey, and what better way to start then with a challenge!! You can head over to the Bloom Girl blog and check out the guidelines and inspiration from the design team!

Here is the guides… In the below photo you can use one, some or all of the elements suggested!! Jamie Dougherty has put together an amazing pallet for us to play!! You don’t even have to have the Bloom Girl stamps/stencils to play along. (But wouldn’t it be fun if you did!!??)


Here is my challenge inspiration!! I had a ton of fun with the pinks and even the beautiful ‘Free Spirit’ Bloom Girl stamp. So feel free to be inspired or to get creative and follow along. I’d love to see your work and I’d love to be inspired!!







Product used

Prima Marketing Inc
-resin frame
-assorted paper/canvas flowers
-Bloom Girl ‘Free Spirit’ stamp
-resist letters
-Bloom sprays
-Prima distress tool
-dots stencil

Donna Downey
-morrocan stencil

Pink Paislee
-watercolor paper pack

-flexible molding paste

-seam binding ribbon
-silhouette cut outs
-wooden banners