Sunday, February 24, 2013

Creating Mini Albums for Gifts

Hello peeps,

Today I would like share a gift I made for my husbands cousin Perla who flew in from Mexico City, Mexico for her baby shower. I used the new Prima Lyric Collection and my favorite shabby chic treasures by Ingvild Bolme, and of course the fabulous flowers by Prima. Because I only had 2 days to make the gift I had no time to buy a Prima mini album so I used chipboard that always have on hand along with my ever handy and fab Bind It All tool from my friends over at Zutter Innovative Products.

For years I have been making and creating albums to give as gifts to family members and friends. I would rather give a handmade gift because it shows that a lot of time and effort was put into it.
This is  Perla's first baby....a baby girl, and they decided to name her Navani Valentina. Perla has never scrapbooked before but told me that they have scrapbook stores in Mexico City, and had never tried it. She loved the book and cannot wait to fill it up with pictures of her baby when she is born. So I made she she had enough adhesive, stickers, and extra papers.......I think we have a new scrap sister ♥ mission accomplished!

Happy Scrapping

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Well Hello There..............

It has been a few months since I blogged, and I am back again sharing a few things that have kept me busy and away from my severely neglected blog.

 A few months ago I blogged about the great things happening in my life.........I was so excited that I was no longer unemployed. I got a full time job in the industry I am so passionate about....scrapbooking. I spent 1 1/2 year trying to find a job in the crafting industry with no luck, and just when I was about to gave up after so many disappointments Prima Marketing  called me to come in for a interview.....I was hired!

I had been a Prima fan since 2004 and could not wait for my local scrapbook stores to get the new latest and greatest.....I always "had" to buy one of each. 
Pictured here is my dear friend Monica and I about 6 months prior to Prima hiring me. We were excited that our local scrapbook store got a new Prima shipment in, and could not wait to buy it all.......this photo cracks me up because we were really this excited. 

At Prima Marketing, I work in the Design Dept as an Account Manager for a major chain store. I had the opportunity to travel to Thailand to meet with our buyers and show them the product our team developed for them. I love to be able to help come up with concepts and ideas to sell to our clients. I have learned so much working at Prima since last August, and still am amazed how things work in the industry.....I can truly definitely say that my perception in working in the crafting industry has changed tremendously. I have so much to learn.
I also have had so many opportunities while working at Prima and cannot wait to share them with you. As I slowly get back to blogging I will share all my adventures with you, one at a time.

I want to leave you today with a little trinket bracelet I made using Prima products. These adorable scrapbook mini frames come in various finishes, and colors. I was trying to think outside of the box when playing with them.

So goodbye, but not for long......I so much crafty creations I want to share with you, so come back soon!