Live With Prima June + Paperclipping Roundtable

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello Everyone!
Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is doing well today! It's almost Friday! I am pretty excited because I got the opportunity to be on the Paperclipping Roundtable again! Thank You to Noell for having me again. It was so much fun! We talked about our design process and other random things, it was so much fun! 

I also wanted to share my project I have coming up for Live With Prima. I am creating a beautiful wedding/floral album called Toujours Ensemble, which means together always. Super cute huh?

Really loving all the beautiful accents. It just makes everything that much special. In other news I will be going to Puerto Rico next week for the Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event! I am so excited to be coming again and teaching with some amazing teachers! Here is a small sneak peek of one of the projects I'll be making, La Vie IV!

I cannot wait! It will be a great and fun time! 
Have a great rest of your week.

Thank You Sweden

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello friends!
Happy Thursday! I am finally back from Sweden and feeling back to normal after a week of amazing classes and teaching! I had the opportunity to go back to Sweden, and I must say, what a beautiful country. I had the chance of visiting different cities and I got to see much more of what Sweden is. Truly a stunning country and an unforgettable experience. I got to meet so many people, and I am so LUCKY to do what I do. I simply love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and seeing their smiles at the end of my classes. It's truly the most rewarding thing for me, ever. So, I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came to my classes, and to Hobby World who sponsored my tour. I wanted to give you a little re-cap of the places I visited (warning photo heavy):

I started my trip from Los Angeles to Sweden. Took a few planes, it was a long trip but so worth it.

I began classes at Pyssloteket in Stockholm a wonderful shop who had a wonderful group of ladies, and the owner is absolutely wonderful!

I then took a flight to Örnsköldsvik with the store Scraphuset, a wonderful town with a wonderful history, and truly breathtaking scenery. The ladies there were so wonderful, fun and so full of energy! Class didn't end until 1 in the morning! They were brave and stayed the whole time!

Next stop was Porlinsblomman in Halmstad, and this store was a 6 hour drive! I have to say it was a great drive, full of so much to see! Truly breathtaking WOW! I met some truly talented people there, and everyone was so wonderful!

Next, I went to Pysselskafferiet with the wonderful shop owner Stina, her store in Gånghester was so adorable! Loved it! A sweet group of students and so much to see too! I even went shopping in her darling store!

Finally, I got to go back to Stockholm and visit Pyssloteket again for a second time! This time for the La Mer album. I got a chance to see my Cartographer Collection in stores, it's so exciting. 

Well there you have it! It was such a great experience, and again, THANK YOU everyone who made this possible. I am so grateful to everyone who attends my classes, and I want you to know that you make ME happy! This has always been my dream and I really appreciate Prima, and everyone who believes in me with all of their hearts. I hope to come back to Sweden again soon!

Until next time,

Tresors De La Mer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hello Everyone!
Thank You all for the lovely comments on my last post! I really appreciate all the lovely comments! Thanks to everyone who joined me on Live With Prima yesterday, it was super fun! I made some really cute tags using the new Prima Seashore Collection. I think this may be another hoard/favorite collection for me! Lots of fresh, awesome colors, I have to say, they are super fun! Take a look:

They turned out great huh? I also made a box to store my La Mer Book, truly a stunning collection to work with and I love how it all just fits so well together. Don't you love when things just coordinate? I do. Makes my heart happy :)

Here is the recording of the class in case you missed it!

I am excited as my Sweden Tour is coming up in just a matter of days. I will be teaching this La Mer Album and I am so EXCITED! Here is the list of stores I will be teaching at!

Now for the winner of my Cartographer Prize pack! Congratulations to Maureen Hayes who said:

Frank, What a powerful quote! Thank you for sharing it, and what it means to you, with us. I am a huge fan of your work, so an aspirations of mine would be to meet you in person and be able to see you work live! I also would love to attend CHA one day! Probably never will happen, but a girl can dream, right?! Thank you for sharing this beautiful project on NSD! I enjoy all the videos you do for Prima and have gotten so much inspiration from you.

Thank You Maureen for the lovely comment! Please email me at to claim your prize! 

Thanks to everyone who left comments! I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Flying Unicorn Guest Designer

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hello Everyone!
Happy Monday! I am back from Wisconsin! I had so much fun! I will be sharing some photos soon! It was an amazing experience and the people there were so lovely! Milwaukee is such a lovely place, and the weather, wow, so lovely! Today I wanted to share some projects I made using the Flying Unicorn May Kit. I was asked to be their May Guest Designer. They featured my Cartographer Collection, so I made a few projects with that. Take a look:
I made a little botanical treasure box, I used the included G45 kraft box which was lovely to alter. I used some real corks, those little apothecary cloches by Tim Holtz, some seam binding and more....

It actually lights up inside! :)

I also made a layout "W" with my Cartographer Collection...

A fun little card, I used my Cartographer map stamp for the awesome textured background..

An adorable but simple tag :)

Lovely huh? I love how all these projects turned out! Make sure to check out the kit HERE.

I will be announcing my giveaway winner in the next few days, thanks to everyone who commented! 

National Scrapbook Day Prima Blog Hop!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Welcome to the NSD Prima Blog Hop! If you are coming from Alberto's blog you are in the right place! Prima has a fun-packed day planned with the wonderful Ambassadors, the talented Design Team, and our amazing Educators! We hope the projects inspire you to dig out your crafty supplies and have fun along with us.
Prima will be giving prizes away all day long on all of their social media outlets, along with a stunning main prize hosted on the Prima blog, so make sure you hop around and then comment on the main blog here! Love free classes? Want to learn new techniques? Join in on the marathon of "Live With Prima" classes filled with gorgeous projects kicking off at 7 am PT! Click here to watch!

For this hop I created a small little 6x6 piece with an inspirational quote! I used my collection Cartographer that I designed for Prima! I think it turned out really nice!

I decided to go with this quote stamp I found in my stash. Love this quote. It really speaks loudly to me. If you have something or someone that matters to you, cherish it, protect it, and fight for it. Fight for your dreams, your passions, and pursue them. I've learned that many times you have to pursue your dreams regardless of what people think! Be happy and live positive! So this little inspirational piece is special to me, and I leave you with that thought.

I also wanted to do a small little giveaway of a few little goodies from my Cartographer Collection!

 All you have to do is:
1. Become a follower of my blog! :)
2. Comment below this post and tell me what your dreams and aspirations are! Easy! This giveaway is open to anyone in the world!

Here is the list of participants!
Frank Garcia - You are here!

Your next stop is Maiko Miwa!

Thank You for stopping by!

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