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New Prima Molds! Cuban Vacation Layout by Nichola & Related SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Letters from the Sea Kit, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale

On Cuban Time by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana

Ah… Nichola and family recently escaped the snow and went to Cuba! How exciting! I love what she’s done with her mementos and photos. Read on for some info from Nichola’s post:

I rarely do scrapbook layouts. It’s not my forte. But after our vacation to Cuba, I was compelled to do something with those photographs.

There was a saying we heard over and over from locals: “on Cuban time”. Things happen a little slower there, at their own pace, but they’ll get done eventually. Normally I’d be well meaning and craft with these pics eventually, but it was a bit of serendipity that this month’s kit is Letters from the Sea and I was prompted to get to them a little more swiftly.

I added loads of extra bits like the Mini Wrought Iron Flourishes and Wrought Iron Shadowbox Header which totally reminded me of the swirly decorative elements we saw on the buildings in the city of Ciego de Ávila.

I also added our baggage claim tickets… because God forbid I throw out any little bit of paper that might possibly be sentimental.

The layout basically started as a few ATC’s that got out of hand. Everything just sort of got added in layers from there.

Note: I’ve said it loads of times, but it bears repeating, these super thick ATC blanks are amazing. They will take an absolute beating and not warp in the least.

Beautiful layout, Nichola! I love how just adding the same color (splotchy whitewashed paint) unites all the different chipboard pieces.

Note: Alternatives to the large (real) shells that Nichola used:
Beach Beauties Seashell Buttons Mix or
Silicone Mold – 7 Seashells

Plus both of those are included in today’s FLASH SALE! As is the Under the Sea Chipboard Border in Nichola’s project!

More photos are below… plus a chance to win EVERYTHING in Nichola’s supplies!

More New Products!

I love these new silicone molds! Plus more gardening miniatures to get you ready for spring!

Beach Collection ON SALE!

FLASH SALE! This is a 25% off sale on EVERYTHING in the Beach Collection!

Lots of variety here: from seashell charms to silicone molds!

30 options… including the 4 highlights below!

The sale ends at midnight on Friday night, March 1st.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

On Cuban Time Giveaway!

Those colors are so lovely…

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Nichola’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a few of the EIGHT items in the supply list/Giveaway:
Under the Sea Chipboard Border (Nichola cut out individual shells and seahorses from this border and scattered them about as separate elements)
Seaside & Me Scrapbook Paper – Floral & Pale Shells (the pale aqua/cream floral print behind the ATCs)
Seeds of Love Scrapbook Paper (the background)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway! Just supply your own photos for the theme and off you go!

Note: if an item is duplicated in the Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

To enter the On Cuban Time Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, March 1, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won A Matchbox Circus Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Kat Cashwell! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 28th, 2019

33 responses to “New Prima Molds! Cuban Vacation Layout by Nichola & Related SALE!”

  1. Debora L. says:

    Really fun ideas! Love the borders and new molds.

  2. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Love the molds and the Cuban beaches

  3. Cheryl says:

    I love everything about this!

  4. Nadine says:

    Lots of neat new items!

  5. Bonnie Moran says:

    Love this look

  6. Ann F. says:

    I love this as a momento. I have a photo of me with all 5 of my sisters on the beach in Florida. I would love to use that photo along with some shells, etc. Beautiful!

  7. Kat Cashwell says:

    love the new molds! this is awesome and I love the colors!

  8. I love the molds They are awesome!

  9. Darlene says:

    Oh my gosh ..I love Cuba!!!…great giveaway

  10. Kathy S. says:

    Excellent aged effect.

  11. Clarissa Sharp says:

    I’m so over winter; let’s go to Cuba!

  12. Kathy Toews says:

    I would use this giveaway for my spring brake photos from the beach.

  13. Michelle G says:

    Love the colors and theme!

  14. Leanna Alverson says:

    I’ll make something from my vacation this year to Lake Michigan.

  15. Celia says:

    What a wonderful way to save and display memories!

  16. Peggy Manning says:

    OK, I’ve ordered but it would be doubly wonderful if I won some of these things also. Many thanks for seaside ideas. PeginOKC

  17. Karen Mallory says:

    I love the way Nicola uses all the chipboard embellishments. The molds are so fun to play with! Not sure what I would make but it would be fun to make it!

  18. Jean marmo says:

    Love seeing a layout project. I would scrapbook my 20 month old granddaughter visiting us in Michigan last year. She loved the lake!!

  19. Carla M says:

    The molds are great!! And the layout has so many possibilities!

  20. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Great ideas! It brings back lots of memories from my trips to Greece….I think I’d switch some of the sea motifs to Greek architecture…love it.

  21. Laurie B says:

    Very pretty project! The flourishes and beach themed molds would be perfect for my Florida photos

  22. Kitty Tatman says:

    Loving that chipboard design!

  23. Catharine McCammon says:

    Oh the filigree grills. I want them!

  24. Janet Turner says:

    What a great idea. I love the colors!

  25. Laural says:


  26. Lea Cook says:

    Breathtaking layout!

  27. Barbara Jo Danner says:

    Oh I love the molds!

  28. ricki walker says:

    Time for vacation!

  29. Nancy E says:

    Really love the miniature under the sea creatures. What fun to create a cloche with these featured!

  30. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome new items! I love those silicone molds! So much detail!

  31. Luanne Shoup says:

    Really love the clipboard design!

  32. Evelyn Safiri says:

    Thrilling to see that these products in the hands of such a talented artist resulted in the creation of such evocative Art!