Just in case you haven't heard, our very own Frank Garcia released two beautiful lines in January: "Tales of You & Me" plus "French Riviera"! But, that's not all! He also has a wonderful mini-album line, Memory Hardware, which is filled with sturdy chipboard albums, striking metal embellishments, luscious metal chains, an amazing newcomer: Artisan Powder, and so much more! Today we're going to explore his two collections in full with absolutely stunning projects; from altered home décor to to tags to fabulous layouts! So sit back and enjoy all things Frank Garcia! (Pssst...you can see new projects, plus lots of inspiration right here on Frank's Facebook page: Frank Garcia Crafting Community.)
Have you ever seen such a cute Patchwork Bunny as this amazing creature from Jennifer Snyder? Adding bits of "Tales of You & Me" paper and "Memory Hardware" trims over the piece lend a sweet and whimsical touch for a springtime theme. How perfect would he be set on your Easter table? Or you could create a themed collection in your home. Jennifer always knocks it out of the park and this gorgeous piece in no exception!
Products: 990824 Prima Tales of You & Me paper - Belles Melodies d Amour, 990817 Prima Tales of You & Me paper - Contes de Toi et Moi, 529338 Prima SIIC, 990466 Prima Memory Hardware by Frank Garcia - Grand Rosette Trim, 961428 Prima Finnabair Art Basics -Soft Matte Gel, 990459 Prima Memory Hardware by Frank Garcia - Petite Rosette Trim, 564452 Prima Flowers - Lyric, 575311 Prima Flowers - Something Blue, 580667 Prima Flowers -Butterfly - Bette
Is there anything sweeter than an altered heart box filled with love? Beatriz Jennings upcycled a favorite box to create this gorgeous "Trésor" for us with Tales of You & Me paper, Memory Hardware sequin trim, and a few well-chosen embellies. Just wait until you see the three beautiful tags tucked inside!
Prima Products: Papers: 584368 Tales of You and Me Collection, 990169 The Archivist chipboard pieces, 990398 Memory Hardware Pearls, 990589 Memory Hardware Trim Gold Sequin, 990435 Memory Hardware Trim white Sequin, 990596 Memory Hardware Trim Ruby Red Sequin, 991043 Memory Hardware Trim Rocquencourt Doily Lace, 991050 Memory Hardware Trim Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace, 990282 Statement Stickers, 582579 Color Bloom Carmine Red spray mist, 582890 Color Bloom Frost spray mist, 580315 Color Bloom Empress Gold spray mist, 574499 Cartographer Flower Navigator, 580506 Lineage Flowers, 583866 French Riviera Brads, 990466 Memory Hardware Trim Grande Rosette
"Tales of You & Me" is soft and sweet, perfect for romantic projects, but it can also go towards a vintage, darker look as well...like you see on this "Tales of Us Vintage Tag" by Lisa Novogrodski! Lisa pulled out the creamy tones, then added them darker accents for a beautiful, vintage effect. In fact, Lisa has put together a complete video of how she created this dramatic tag from start to finish! https://youtu.be/UtZBApGTP-g
Prima Supplies: 990817 - Tales Of You and Me - Contes de Toi et Moi, 990763 - French Riviera - Respirer l'air de La Mer, 990848 - Tales Of You and Me - Beaute' Cache'e, 573836 - Bloom Spray Tea Stain, 573904 - Boom Spray Peony, 584054- Crochet Doily Die, 991050- Mirabeau Floral Lace, 991036 - Monpazier Gilded Trim, 990626 - Villeneuve Antique Rings, 990947 - French Riveria Clear Stamps, 962982 - Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel, 962579 - Art Ingredients Micro Beads, 990695 - Cote D'Azur Antique Chain, 655350 - Watercolor Pencils Spring & Fall
Next up is Frank's second collection, French Riviera! This line is reminiscent of days spent soaking up the sun, digging your feet into the warm sand, and breathing in the ocean air! With nautical touches, plus serene imagery it is absolutely brilliant for all types of projects!
When you live near the water you'll want to record those beautiful images seen every day! Trina McClune chose French Riviera papers as her backdrop for this stunning shot of her backyard! With a beautiful sea theme, and colors which perfectly match her picture, the whole layout comes together beautifully.
Prima Products: 990756 – French Riviera Au Bord de la Mer, 990763 – French Riviera Respirer l’air de La Mer, 990749 – French Riviera Cote d’Azur, 990787 – French Riviera Journees De Reves et Aventures, 990794 – French Riviera Juste Toi, Moi et le Bleu Profond de la Mer, 584801 – French Riviera SIIC, 586225 – Vieille Vieille Flowers, 586188 – Deep Blue Sea Flowers, 586133 – Saint Tropez Flowers, 583781 – French Riviera wood embellishments, 961350 – Art Basics Modeling paste, 961473 – Art Exravagance texture paste white sand, 962715 – Art ingredients glass glitter midnight blue, 573867 – Color Bloom summer sky, Chalk ink – Black coal, 990435 – Memory Hardware trim, 990473 – Trim Parisian Ruffle, 990312 – Memory Hardware cloches, 990725 – Memory Hardware La Rochelle Antique Trinkets, 991098 – Memory Hardware Montpellier Apothecary vial labels
Lisa Gregory is first with a brilliant fotofolio! We all need one of these to add our summertime, vacation, or cruise photos to! Lisa Gregory added beautiful French Riviera papers, Prima flowers, and Say It In Crystals as the base, then accented with Memory Hardware pieces to make the most beautiful place to store all your precious memories!
Prima Products: Memory Hardware Villeneuve Antique rings, Memory Hardware 1/4 inch artisan tape, Memory Hardware 1/2 inch Artisan Tape, Memory Hardware La Rochelle Antique Trinkets, Memory Hardware Bordeaux Lumiere Antique Chain, Memory Hardware Chantilly Metal Knobs, Memory Hardware Glass Pearls, Prima Flowers Esperanza Filaire, French Riviera Say it in Crystals, Color Bloom: Lime Wedge, Empress Gold and Glistening Waves, Baroque Farm Resins 892098, French Riviera 12x12 paper: 990787, 990794, 990770, 990756
Our last project today shows a darker side to the French Riviera line! Delaina Burns chose one of the beautiful text papers as her main paper, then added ocean blue papers for the top...perfectly mimicking the beach and sea! A few well-placed accents draw your eye to the action-packed photo and wonderful title!
Products Used: 990787- French Riviera-Journées De Rêves et Aventures, 990763- French Riviera-Respirer l'air de La Mer, 583866- French Riviera Brads, 586171- French Riviera Flowers - La Mer, 583033- Trim, 584559- Stencil - Woven, 576837- Jute Indigo
Who else is ready for a week by the ocean like me...breathing in the salty air, feeling the sun warm my skin, and sticking my toes deeper in the warm sand? Playing around with "French Riviera" is as close as you can get without being right there on the water! You're going to LOVE the fun elements in this collection. And "Tales of You & Me"...absolutely beautiful with the sweetest palette, gorgeous imagery, and the best embellishments ever! We'd love for you to share your projects done with any of Frank's lines! Feel free to tag us on any of our social media below!