Monday, September 30, 2013

Prima Canvas project give away winner - Kelly Millett

The random winner of my Prima Canvas Project give away is - Kelly Millett Thanks to everyone who entered. Kelly send me your address and I will get this project in the mail to you this week with an added surprise. Thanks, Trent

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Design Tag Project-Prima Kit

Here is a tag I made using the Prima Kit. This prima kit can be purchased on

Check out these kits they are really great!

Design Card Project -Prima Kit

Wanted to share my latest card project I made using the Prima kit that can be purchased from

I hope you enjoy this birthday card I made. This kit has so much adaptability in making projects with all the great product it has to offer.



Friday, September 27, 2013

Card kit cards made

I had several birthdays lately and made the following cards. I utilized paper crazy card kits. These kits are great with the materials provided.

They also have instructions but have never been one to follow them. Hahahaha. I like to always add my own touch.

Hope you like these cards.

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Canvas Swap- 2013 Lori

Happy Friday everyone. Well I wanted to share this canvas I made for a swap I was in.

My style is vintage distress and I love mixed media. Here is the canvas I made and really like how it turned out.

This was a canvas I not only tried to identify with the recipient but also that represented me as an artist.

I hope you like.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

VDS Card Design - Project - Prima Lyric and Fairy Rhymes Main Kit

Well this week thus far has proven to be a challenge to find time for a design project. However, I did fit in this birthday card project I completed using the Prima Lyric kit that can be purchased on

When making this card I made a 5x7 (A7) card. I first took a sheet of 12x12 Kaiser Craft Cardstock Latte Weave and cot to be 10x7. The I folded the card stock in half to get a 5x7 card as my base.

I then took the 12x12 Fairy Rhymes "Flower Song" sheet and cut a piece to serve as my matte background. I distressed and roughed up the edge before attaching to the card.

I then took the 12x12 Prima Lyric "Box Office" piece of paper and cut out the object that I wanted to place on my card. After cutting out I then distressed sides and attached that onto card with adhesive.

I finished the card off by adding one of the wooden flourish butterfly's, one Prima flower, some lyric say it I. Crystals and gold crinkle ribbon.

Everything used in this project is contained within the kit besides distress ink, adhesive, blending tool, distress crackle paint and distress stains.

I hope you like and let me know if you have questions on this project.

Thanks and kind regards,


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Prima Canvas Project - Prima Lyric and Fairy Rhymes Main Kit

My next project is a canvas wall piece. This was made with the Prima Lyric and Fairy Rhymes Main Kit that can be purchased on

I wanted to take this kit and create a canvas wall art piece. I utilized three different canvas sizes to create this piece. Below I have listed the supplies used in this project.

The first canvas (top) I used frayed burlap, Shimmerz Cotton Candy & Treasure Hymn sprays. I utilized these sprays and inks to develop the back ground. I then took the Prima Shabby Chic Celiing Adornments and used the Shimmerz Cotton Candy spray and distress stain Gathered Twig to give the adornment great texture and color accents. Then after drying I applied the ceiling adornment with adhesive tape to the canvas.

The second canvas (middle) I used the Prima Fairy Rhymes Collection "Flower Song" paper as the focal point. I took the paper and used Tim Holtz ripper to rough up the sides and then distressed out the sides with gathered twig. I then attached that to the canvas using adhesive tape. Across the bottom I applied some of the gold Crinkle Ribbon, merci pastel flowers, metal bee embellishment (not part of kit), and two of the stickers that are found on the Prima Journaling sticker set.

The thrid canvas (bottom) I used Frayed burlap Distress stain, Shimmerz Treasured Hymn and brown paint and applied that as the base coat for the canvas. The after drying with heat tool I then used the stencil and shimmerz patina to give it a cool look. I then applied random objects cut from the Flower Song paper. I also used two stickers from the Prima journaling sticker sheet.

Once all complete I then attached the canvas together using jump rings and screw eyes.

When making this canvas project I used the following found in the kit:
- 1 12x12 Prima Fairy Rhymes Collection "Flower Song"
- 1 12x12 Prima Journaling spot stickers - used 4 stickers from the sheet
- 1 pkg Prima Shabby Chic Ceiling Adornments
- 1 yard of Gold Crinkle Ribbon
- 1 pkg Prima Merci Pastel Flowers

Items used from other add-on kits:
- Shimmerz Paints - Cotton Candy spray
- Shimmerz Paints - Treasured Hymn spray
- Shimmerz Paints - TextureZ Patina
- Prima Stencil - pochoirs stampini schablonen (item #564247)

Items used outside the kit:
- Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
- Ink blending tool
- Metal bee embellishment
- Adhesive tape
- brown paint
- sand paper
- glue dots
- Tim holtz Idea-ology Jump Rings and Screw Eyes
- 1 Artist Loft 4in x 4in (10.1cm x 10.1cm) Canvas
- 1 Artist Loft 4in x 5in (10.1cm x 12.7cm) Canvas
- 1 Artist Loft 5in x 7in (12.7cm x 17.7cm) Canvas

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tag made background

I made the following tag using distress paint spun sugar, distress ink gathered twig and water.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tattered tag using My Mind’s eye kit materials

I decided for my next piece of work to make a tag that utilized products from the kit and some product from my stash.

I first started off with a # 10 size manila size tag (4 1/8” by 8 ½”). I used pumice stone and frayed burlap stains to give the tag an aged look and feel.

Then I took the sheet of Memorable “Hello” Friendly paper and ripped it jaggedly. I used gathered twig distress ink to then distress out the sides of the paper. I applied these two pieces of paper to upper left corner and lower right corner accordingly.

Then I used my sewing machine to stitch the paper into the tag using two different styles of stitching. I then took a journaling ticket and used a stamp from Tim Holtz stamp set CMS090-Going Somwhere- to give the tag a saying.

I then die cut out paper and cardboard with the tattered floral bigz sizzix die. I then utilized distress paints, distress inks to accent and color in the floral pieces.

I then used the brads that are part of the My Mind’s Eye kit and applied them to the floral pieces then used adhesive to attach to the tag.

I then took the butterfly sticker from the My Mind’s Eye sticker set and distressed the sides with gathered twig. Then I ran a coat of distress crackle paint (clear rock candy) to give it a shimmer look. Once I completed that, I then stapled the base butterfly on the tag in the upper left corner.

I then used the mini mover&shaper die to make butterflies out of chipboard. I used my favorite method of creating the butterfly by using distress dies, paint and crackle paint to give this the ultimate look.

I then applied those onto the tag randomly and used a word band in the left lower corner by attaching with staples.

You will notice that I used several items outside of the kit. For this project I wanted to show the versatility of the kit and how you can merge this with your current stash of products in your individual craft space.

I have not gone into great depth how to do each step but more high-level. If you have specific questions on this project let me know.

Products used from the kit are:
• 1 sheet of Memorable “Hello” Friendly Paper – My Mind’s Eye paper
• 5 brads from the My Mind’s Eye Decorative Brads package
• The large butterfly sticker from the My Mind’s Eye Decorative Sticker sheet
• Other scrap paper pieces from other My Mind’s eye paper to create tattered florals

Products used from an add-on kit are:
• Tim Holtz distress paint – antique linen

Products used not included with the kit are:
• Wendy Vecchi – Potting Soil – Archival Ink
• Tim Holtz Distress stains – pumice stone, aged mahogany, frayed burlap and salty ocean
• Tim Holtz distress paint – picked raspberry, peeled paint, walnut stain
• 1 Inkssentials #10 size manila tag – 4 1/8” x 8 ½”
• Tim Holtz idea-ology - 1 Journaling ticket
• Ink blending tool
• Mister bottle with water
• Tim Holtz distress crackle paint – clear – rock candy
• Tim Holtz distress Ink – gathered twigs
• Tattered Floral Bigz Sizzix die – Tim Holtz
• Mini butterfly die by Sizzix – Tim Holtz
• chipboard
• A word band idea-ology – Tim Holtz
• Adhesive, glue dots and glue

Have a great rest of your week and happy weekend ahead.

Be sure to check-out Violet Divine Scrapbooking site and place your order today for the My Mind’s Eye kit – this is a great steal for the pricing based on all the products that are plentiful in this kit.


Trent Miller

Monday, September 16, 2013

September Halloween Tag swap.

I participated in a Halloween Tag swap and this is what I made. Really like the depth, texture and distress feel that I achieved.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Card project- Violet Divine Scrapbooking-My Minds Eye kit

Here is another card that I created using the My Minds Eye Kit that can be purchased at
The card size that was made in this project I created was a 5x7 (A7).
Supplies from kit used:
- 1 sheet of Core'dinations Cardstock Shabby Shutter
- 1 sheet of Core'dinations Cardstock Worn Lipstick
- 1 sheet of Memorable "Hello" Friendly Paper (My Mind'sEye)
- 1 sheet of Memorable I'm with..."Together Paper" (My Mind's Eye)
- 2 sheets of Memorable "Perfect" Flawless Paper (My Mind's Eye)
- 1 My Mind's Eye Decorative stickers - used one sticker from the sheet
- 1 My Mind's Eye Decorative Brads packet - used 3 brads from the pack
- a portion of the Tan Cheveron Wire Ribbon
- 1 My Mind's Eye Journal Card
- 1 Bunch of Teal & White Divine Blooms - (used 4 of them in this project from the bundle of 10 that comes in the kit)
- 1 Petaloo Color Me crazy 18 flowers - used 4 of them in this project
Inking used in add on kits:
- adirondack Color Wash- Lettuce
- Distress Paint - Antique Linen
- Shimmerz Paints - treasured hyme and Jeni B Blue
Supplies used not included in the kit:
- 3D Foam Squares (Self-adhesive) scrapbook Adhesives
- inkssentials glossy accents from Ranger
- Inkssentials Artist trading cards sticky back canvas
- ink blending tool
- adirondack acrylic paint dabber - espresso
- distress ink - gathered twig - Tim Holtz
- Alterations Sizzix Bigz Die - sewing Room - dress form - Tim Holtz
- Alterations Sizzix Bigz Die - tattered florals- Tim Holtz
- Ideology grunge board basics - Tim Holtz
- coffee filter
- glue dots
I first started by taking the sheet of Core'dinations Cardstock Shabby Shutter and cutting this to be 10x7.
I then scored that and folded it to be my card stock size of 5x7. I then took the sheet of Core'dinations Cardstock Worn Lipstick and cut it to be 6 1/4 by 4 1/2. I then took the two sheets of My Minds eye card stock and cut 4 1/4 by 3 1/2.
I first distressed the lettuce card stock. Then I distressed the worn lipstick card stock and placed on card with adhesive. Then layered on the two patterned pieces of My Mind's Eye paper on card.
I then took the My Mind's Eye Journal Card and distressed sides and placed on the card with adhesive on the lower left corner on the front of the card.
I then cut out the dress form using the grunge board basics. I first used the adirondack acrylic paint dabber - espresso and covered the die cutout. I let it fully dry and then used antique linen distress paint on top of that. I then used sand paper to give it a worn affect and distressed some with gathered twigs distress ink.
I then used a inkssentials sticky back canvas and die cut out the dress form again. I then distressed sides of sticky back canvas and sprayed that with Shimmerz Paints - treasured hyme and Jeni B Blue let that fully dry and applied to dress form. I then took coffee filter and took the sheets of Memorable "Perfect" Flawless Paper that was cut out with the tatterd floral die cut and distressed sides and applied that to dress form on top of filter I wrapped around to form silhouette of a skirt. I continued the process of applying the tattered florals and distressing and applying to form with glue dots till filled out.
I then took the Petaloo Color Me crazy flower and sprayed them with adirondack Color Wash- Lettuce. I then took one of the Teal & White Divine Blooms and placed in center and placed on dress form skirt with glue dots.
Then used brads and word strip sticker to finish completing this project.

I hope you like. This was all done with materials from the My Minds Eye Kit that can be purchased from
You have to go out and buy one today and make this card it is a lot of fun.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Violet Divine Scrapbooking - My Minds Eye Kit -Card Project-9/12/13

I wanted to share this card project I created with the My Minds Eye Kit that can be purchased on Violet Divine Scrapbooking store site.

When making this card I used the following from the kit:
1-sheet of the Core'dinations Cardstock Worn Lipstick
1-sheet of Unforgettable "You Are" Pleasant My Mind's Eye paper
1-Bunch of Pink Divine Blooms
1-of the My Mind's Eye Decorative Brads
I also used the Cotton Candy Shimmerz Paints Spritz - this was used to accent the dress form.
Products used that were not part of the kit were:
1-plain black sheet of card stock
-some grudge board to cut out the Tim Holtz Alterations Movers&Shapers Mini Sewing Room Set die
-black soot Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink
-blending tool and adhesives
I hope you enjoy this card and I will be working on several other projects over the next week that will utilize some of the other great products that are included in the My Minds Eye kit. This kit is priced at $29.50- check out the store site to see the full listing of what products are in the kit. The products featured in this kit are from My Minds Eye, Petaloo and Prima Manufacturers. This is a great quality and quantity buy from awesome manufacturers.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Violet Divine Scrapbooking - My Minds Eye Kit

So tonight I get home and I am welcomed by a great package from Violet Divine Scrapbooking I shared last week that Jamie Cope Green has asked me to be a designer and I am ecstatic to have this opportunity.

I am very excited to get going on designing my first projects. The first kit that I will be using to make multiple projects with is the My Minds Eye Kit. This kit can be found by clicking the link above.

My mind is racing on several projects that I will be creating and posting over the next week. I plan to show how this kit can be used to make cards, tags and a canvas project. Of course these projects will feature my vintage distress style and will look forward to sharing what I create.

The kit has so much to offer and at a great price. Here is a picture of all the great product below.

I will also tie into my projects shimmers paint sprays and treasure hymn is one of my favorites.

So can't wait to show you what I pieces of art I create from this great project kit.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kevin's bday card Sept13

So tonight during craft night with michael I made my friend Kevin's birthday card. He will be 60.

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September tim holtz-12 tags of 2013

Here is my 12 Tags of 2013 September Tag for Tim Holtz. Was a fun tag that utilized his stencils. Great technique.

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