Thursday, August 16, 2012

Prima Designers Day - Juliana Montoya

Hey Everyone!!!! My name is Juliana Montoya and I am very exited to share with you a little bit about me.  First, I want to start by saying that being a designer for Prima is a dream come true.  I am so grateful and excited about this opportunity and like many of you I have been a fan of Prima since day one.  I started scrap booking about two years ago and I fell in love with it the very first day.  From a very young age I started playing with papers, flowers and paint.... I love painting too :) Many times during my school years, I got in trouble because I kept playing with my books and making little things out of the pages and added any stickers I could find.. I have always loved to work with my hands and let my imagination go.......and create.

I love to create anything from cards, tags, layouts, mini albums, mixed media to altered projects.  I was born and raised in Costa Rica and grew up surrounded by nature, warm beaches, animals and beautiful peaceful landscapes, therefore, I enjoy anything outdoors.  I love hiking, camping, swimming and playing with my two little fur balls (Kimbo & Kuki), my two babies kittens. I predominately like the soft shabby chic and vintage style, however, I do love to challenge myself by working with many other different colors and styles.

Besides my passion for scrap booking I also enjoy other hobbies such as reading, writing, photography, dancing, singing, traveling and of course antique shopping.  I love to visit a lot of different vintage/antique shops and finding very unique items.... many of them, I use for altering or to inspire me to create.

I love meeting and learning from other people and I really do look forward to sharing my work with you all so please stop by my Blog anytime... I would love to see you there.  I love to share my work through videos as well, so I invite you to follow me on my Youtube Channel 

Now let's take a look at a few things that I created for Prima.  I am loving all of the new collection from this summer release.  I love every collection but of course, I do have a few favorites. I will start with my all time favorite collection, Tea Thyme.

I created this Shabby Chic Configuration Box with a little twist.  Instead of using a box I used a frame that way it displays better on my wall.  I used many different embellishments and flowers from the collection.  I had so much fun putting this together and the Prima embellishments were a perfect fit :) 

Tea Thyme Charmuse 844677
Tea Thyme Challis 844684
Tea Thyme Charmante 844721
Tea Thyme Timids 562540
Wood Tickets and Clocks 559236
Typo Bulbs I 891527
Vintage Trinkets 559656
Clock Hands 891589
Clock Faces 891596
Dell’ Arte 891466
Windows III 891435
Symphony Blend 537852
Marcelle 891459
Floret Gisele 548162
Fly Away 891480
Bretton Vine 552657
Au Naturale 562656
Serenade 561451
Soprano 561680
Interlude 561383

I love the new resin pieces and flowers from Prima.  I created this canvas with a few photos of one of my baby kittens.  He is a Bengal and is very photogenic :) 

I added a lot of texture to this canvas... texture is one of my favorite things to do on my work. 

Rondelle Etude 844639
Rondelle Cottilion 844592
Rondelle Clips 558864
Rondelle Wood Letter 558796
La Coeur Resins 891442 
Lyrique 562052
Pierott 562083
Serenade 561444
Soprano 561659
Interlude 561383
Manette White 557249

One of my other favorite paper lines is the Zephyr Collection.  The colors of this collection makes me think of the warm blue beaches that I grew up by.  Also reminds me of summer :) I used some of the new Prima flowers and embellishments from the collection. 

I went to the beach where this photo was taken and collected a few shells and pieces of wood :) 

Zephyr "Zanella" - 844448
Zephyr " Tempore" - 844486
Zephyr " Gramercy" - 844455
Zephyr " Angelus" - 844462
Donna Downey Mask - 922153
Fly Away Birds - 891480
Zephyr Wood Letter "Summer" - 558826
Bretton Vines Script - 655350 
Zephyr Flowers - 562465
Lyrique Flowers - 562052
Serenade Flowers - 581475
Soprano Flowers - 561703
Soprano Flowers - 561659
Silentium Flowers - 582342
Poppies & Peonies - 922238
Soubrette Flowers - 561611
Au Naturale Flowers - 562731 

And Lastly, I altered an ordinary frame using the beautiful Rondelle Paper Collection, flowers and embellishments. 

Rondelle Gavotte 844608
Rondelle Cabriole 844615
Rondelle Cottilion 844592
Rondelle Flowers 562427
Rondelle Sticker Alphabet 559144
Rondelle Wood Embellishments 559212
Perle Bebe 555528
Lyrique 562052

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading a little bit about me! Again I am thrilled to share my work with all of you and I hope I can give you a little bit of inspiration :) 
Juliana Montoya 


  1. You have given me a lot of inspiration! Your work is so amazing!

  2. Hi sweetie!!! Wow I am so so proud of you! Love all the layouts and the frame & boxes!!! wow wow!!! Loved reading all you wrote and hun I am so blessed and honored to call you My Friend. I know you will continue to soar and one day we will see a paper line designed by you!!!!
    Luv Ya Bunches

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