Today we welcome back the talented Stacy Cohen! Stacy is back on our team for another fabulous year together. Let's jump right in and see what she has for us today.
I'm tickled pink to be on the Prima Design Team for another term!!!
I introduced myself here on the Prima blog in this post last December, so I won't repeat myself. But here are the basics:
I'm from Los Angeles, California, married to my wonderful hubby for 10 years, and we have two darling daughters, ages 7 and 9. Some random facts about me:
- I am the slowest scrapper in the world. I usually spend three (sometimes four!) nights on one layout. And that's not because I spend a lot of time adding little details or doing intricate techniques (sometimes I do and sometimes I don't). It's because I'm VERY indecisive. It can often take me a whole hour just to decide how I want to arrange a small flower cluster.
- I can't start my day without my morning cup(s) of coffee.
- I used to be an entertainment lawyer, but now I work part-time in the insurance business and get to be a SAHM most of the time. Changing careers was the best decision I ever made.
- I have the sense of humor of a 9-year-old boy. Things that make me giggle: bodily functions, people falling down, etc.
- I am madly in love with our two adorable kitties, Smokey and Lucy.
- I have a problem with inappropriate laughter, and once I start laughing I often can't stop (not a good combination with number 4 above).
- I'm a reality show junky.
- I went to cooking school in Paris one summer when I was in college, but these days I don't do any gourmet cooking at all (though I do make a mean macaroni and cheese from scratch).
- I scrap at night after my girls go to sleep, and I usually take a break around 9pm to have a bowl of Dreyer's ice cream -- half Peanut Butter Cup and half Cookie Dough . . . yum!
Here are some projects I created for the Prima booth at CHA. The first one is a set of altered embroidery hoops.
I love to do fussy cutting, so I cut out the flowery edge of this paper from the Printery collection. I used a black gel pen to add definition to the details of the black flowers, then I outlined them with Stickles glitter glue. I misted some plain gauze and tucked it under the flowery edge:
I know some people have asked about ways to use Prima's cool new Writer's Tape. For this page I printed my journaling on it.
Here's the step-by-step:
1. Print the journaling on paper first.
Note: I knew that I was going to pop up my journaling strips with 3D adhesive, so I printed the journaling on cardstock to provide a stiff backing. Alternatively you could back the strips with cardstock after printing.
2. Adhere the strips of the Writer's Tape directly over the journaling. Trim the strips to size.
Note: I peeled off the back of the Writer's Tape and adhered it directly to the cardstock since I planned to cut the strips out with the cardstock backing attached. If you want to preserve the sticky backing of the Writer's Tape to use directly on your project, you can adhere the tape to your printed paper with removable adhesive.
3. Feed the paper through the printer again (for demonstration purposes, I only covered one line). Using normal print settings, the print will be much lighter on the tape due to the texture of the fabric. To insure that the ink is dark enough when it prints out on the tape, change your printer settings to increase the contrast and/or ink intensity. You might need to play around with this a little bit to see what setting works best on your own printer.
4. Ink the edges (optional):
5. Finally, adhere the strips to your layout. As mentioned, the cardstock backing allowed me to adhere the strips with 3D pop dots.
- 843557 Printery “Folio”
- 843502 Printery “Negative”
- 551247 Printery Chipboard Stickers
- 552527 Printery Essentials Flowers
- 551391 and 551421 SIIC
- 550103 Alphabet Stickers
- 551643, 551636 and 551612 Resist Canvas
- 843113 Londonberry “Finick Finick”
- 550790 Writers Tape
- 552268 Solitaire flower
- 552244 Powder Puffs flowers
- 552947 Melody flowers
Thanks for letting me share a little bit about me! ~ Stacy