Monday, April 27, 2015

Imaginisce's New Heartland Farm Collection!

Imaginisce has really outdone themselves with their newest collection Heartland Farm. This collection has my mind spinning with ideas.  I love that is perfect for Spring, Summer, farm and everyday crafting.  I am really going to do some major crafty damage with this collection!

This picture was taken in May 2011 of my daughter and I.  Our Spring's in Wellsville are green and gorgeous.  Behind us is our Flowering Cherry Tree.  I wanted to bring that Spring feel to my layout with the die cut branches and tree.

So, Imaginisce has never done this type of embellishment before.  These denim pockets are so stinking cute and add a fun element to my layout.  Not only do they have the denim pockets but they also have so many cute colored die cuts, enamel dots, layered stickers and their famous stamps.  

I cut these branches and flowers out with my Silhouette Cameo and made the little flowers with the Heartland Farm Collection.  The center of my flowers are the new Enamel Dots!

You are in for a real treat!  All week long you will have a chance to see all of the fun projects the design team has been creating with the Heartland Farm Collection on the Imaginisce Blog!  I hope you have enjoyed my project and it has inspired you to dig into this new collection!  Until next time...Happy Crafting!

Imaginisce Supplies:
Heartland Farm (Patterned Paper, Adhesive Enamel Dots, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes and Denim Pockets)

American Crafts (Adhesive Foam Dots and Cardstock)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Imaginisce Springtime Birdhouse!

Everything is greening up where I live.  I love seeing the signs of Spring and the warmer weather.  Springtime really inspires me to create. Maybe it is the fact that I'm not freezing all of the time, I'm not quite sure, but I seem to enjoy crafting more when I am warm.

Today I am sharing with you a cute little bird house I made with the Welcome Spring Collection and my Silhouette Cameo.

I simply love creating 3d projects and this cute birdhouse was screaming to use the Welcome Spring Collection from Imaginisce.  I wanted to really dress this cute house up, so I added a cute little bird, some branches, and a Spring title.  I also had cut out some of the cute flowers and tulips from this collection.

I am so pleased with how this turned out.  I thought about giving it away to someone, but I might have to be selfish and keep it on my shelf dedicated to my crafty projects.  

So, does Spring inspire you to create wonderful crafts?  We would love to see them.  Share them with us on our Facebook Page and make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the wonderful Spring projects the design team has been creating!  Until next time!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Springtime with Imaginisce!

Happy April Imaginisce fans!  Today I want to share with you my Easter project. I don't know about you, but  I really get excited when the weather warms up.  I enjoy creating projects with bright colors and usually those projects end up being Spring and Summer projects.  For some odd reason, I feel more creative playing with Spring and Summer papers as well as photos. It might be the fact that I prefer warmer weather and it just inspires me...ya, we will go with that!

I love the I-Top and I think I've said this before that it is my favorite tool that Imaginisce puts out.  I created this layout using the I-Top as well as the I-Rock

As you can see, I REALLY used this tool, all over my page.  In combination with the I-Rock, I think it has an Easter feel to it.  I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the background design.

I love all the color and the I-Top and I-Rock help to create fun embellishments all over my layout.  What will you create using Imaginisce Tools.  There are so many options.  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy the warmer weather and Easter.  Maybe it will inspire you like it has me.  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the Easter projects the design team has been creating!

Imaginisce- Little Princess Collection (patterned papers and 6x6 Paper Pad), Welcome Spring Collection (patterned paper and 6x6 paper pad), I-Rock, Hot Rocks, I-Top, 16, 22 and 34mm Punches and 16, 22 and 34 mm Brad Daddies
American Crafts- Cardstock and Double- Sided Super Sticky Red Tape

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hello Summer...New Carta Bella and a Tutorial!

I have really been looking forward to creating Summer layouts.  For some reason, I feel more inspired by summer products.  Carta Bella has come out some fun new Summer products to craft with.  Today, I will be using the new Soak Up the Sun Collection and the Designer Embossing Folder Clouds that go along with it.  I have a fun and easy way to use the new embossing folders.

First off gather your supplies.  You will need:

Carta Bella Embossing Folder
Carta Bella Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock
Pigment Ink
Manual Die Cut Machine

Cut the cardstock into four 6 x 6 pieces.

Using ink, dab the inside of the embossing folder.  Make sure you dab the side that has the image indented.  Dab everywhere except for on the clouds.  If you get a little on the clouds, it’s okay. 

Insert one of the 6 x 6 pieces of cardstock inside of the embossing folder, making sure not to move it around.  Send it through the manual die cutting machine you use, following the directions for embossing.

Here is what it looks like.

You can use these inked and embossed clouds however you’d like.  I trimmed the edges of mine and used them on my layout.

Here are a few more close ups.  The cute title is from the Silhouette Store.  One of many designs Carta Bella has in their store.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope I have inspired you to get crafty with some of Carta Bella’s new products.  Make sure you check them all out.  You can find them here on the Carta Bella's Blog as well as their Silhouette designs in the Silhouette Online Store!

Carta Bella Supplies:
Carta Bella Silhouette Designs Hello Summer

Monday, March 23, 2015

An Imaginisce Easter Sketch with the Petal Roller!

I have really been enjoying using the sketch that fellow DT member Suzanna Lee created for us!  First a card and now this layout. For this time around I went with the Easter theme. My kids are getting older, in fact, the pictures on this layout are a few years old.  They are even older now, but they still enjoy getting their Easter basket.  Come on...who doesn't want chocolate right?! Besides, there is always a little something extra in their baskets besides candy.

So, along with the sketch, I also used one of Imaginisce's awesome tools...THE PETAL ROLLER!  Yep, I remember when this tool first came out.  I don't know why I didn't think of that myself...genius!  Then again, I am not the genius...I leave that to Imaginisce!  So, as you can see, I created this border from a Silhouette Design and rolled the strips up using the Petal Roller.

I also love making rolled flowers.  I always grab my Petal Roller to roll them up.  It makes it so fast and easy to create these little cuties.  Make them as big or as little as you'd like.

I love the dimension it created on my layout.  So fun right?

Have you tried the Petal Roller yet?  If not, your missing out.  In fact, I have four of them! You know how things get lost in the craft room.  I always want to be able to have one on hand.

So, do you just love this sketch and have you had a chance to play along with us?  If are the details!

Creating a project (card, layout, etc) using the sketch below as your inspiration.

THEN ....
1. Post your creation on our Facebook Page OR leave a link here to your project that you posted in an online gallery. (make sure to post your link on THIS page - dated March 2, 2015)
2. You can post on Instagram and TAG us #imaginiscesketchchallenge.

At the end of March we will pick ONE lucky winner to win a Prize Package from Imaginisce!
Deadline to enter your sketch is Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

Thanks for stopping in and we can't wait to see what you do!

Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Welcome Spring and Childhood Memories), Petal Roller
American Crafts: Cardstock, Thickers and Adhesive Foam Dots

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Do What You Love...My Last Silhouette Design Team Project

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It's true, my parents always taught me to do what I love.  It's what will make me happy.  I have been doing what I love for many years now and that's paper crafting.  I have been lucky enough to be able to be on the Silhouette Design Team for the past year and half...doing what I LOVE to do!  I am sad that my this is my last project, but so happy I had this opportunity.  I have enjoyed my time sharing and learning from the other ladies on the team.  I can't wait to see what the new team has in store for us!  

I will continue to indulge in all of my Silhouette products because I love using them.  I use them all the time on almost every project I do.  I want to share with you this whole post about Doing What You Love, so head on over to the Silhouette Blog and have a looksy!

Designs Used:

Silhouette Products Used:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A little Easter Treat Gift Set with Imaginisce!

Hello friends!  I have a fun Easter set I made using Imaginisce and my Silhouette Cameo!  I believe you can never have enough treat gift sets on hand. I know my kids are always asking for something for friends, so I am sure this will get used!

So, to make these little cuties, I pulled out some of my Welcome Spring Collection from Imaginisce, perfect for an Easter gift!

Check out that cute little flower on the side of the basket.  I put one of the Dimensional Stickers from this collection in the center.

Cute right?!  I hope you enjoyed my little Easter Treat and I know for sure that one of my kid's friends will be enjoying it as well!  Oh, make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog frequently because the design team has been creating some fun Easter projects!  Thanks for stopping by!

Imaginisce: Patterned Paper, Dimensional Stickers, 6x6 Paper Pad and Die Cut Shapes (Welcome Spring Collection)
American Crafts: Cardstock

Monday, March 16, 2015

A Carta Bella Die Cut and Gelato Tutorial!

Did you know that Carta Bella sells the designs you find in their paper collections?  Yep, they are in the Silhouette Store.  I love die cutting and using my Silhouette Cameo and finding new ways to use them.  This time I used Gelato’s. Let me show you how!

Gather the supplies needed:
Water in a dropper bottle

Start with the lightest colored Gelato and rub it on a craft mat or paper plate (something that won’t absorb liquid)

Add a very small drop of water and mix with your brush.  You can always add more water if needed, but it’s always safe to start out with small amounts.

Brush on the first layer and then add the second and third Gelato colors.  Layer them by Overlap the colors just a little bit.

Pick out the title you would like to use.  I used Carta Bella’s ‘Boys Make the World Go Round’ found in the Silhouette Store.

I only wanted the title part, so using my Silhouette Software. I ungrouped and deleted the gears.  Then I sized my title by dragging the small box in the corner outward.

Next, cut out the title and adhere it to the paper Gelato background.  As you can see, I used the negative part of the title.

Here are some close ups of my layout.  I used a few more of Carta Bella’s die cuts found in the Silhouette Store.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you are checking out Carta Bella’s designs in the Silhouette Store and the Carta Bella Blog have fun creating wonderful things!

Carta Bella Supplies:
Carta Bella Silhouette Designs Ahoy there Labels

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lucky...Silhouette's Stencil Material!

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Have you tried using different mediums with Silhouette's Stencil Material? Today on the Silhouette Blog, I have a tutorial on how I made this layout using Stencil Material and Gelatos!  Head on over there to the Silhouette Blog to see the full post!

Monday, March 9, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Sketch Card with Imaginisce!

March is here!  This year is going by so fast and don't know where all the days have gone! Today I would like to share with you my St. Patrick's Day card.  Even though our family doesn't get big into St. Patrick's Day, I always find it useful to have cards for all occasions on had because you never know when you will need them. 

I made this St. Patrick's Day card using Suzanna Lee's sketch for this month.  I also used not one, but two of Imaginisce's wonderful tools; the I-Rock and the I-Magicut!  I love adding bling to my projects to dress them up and bit.  I-Rock allows me to put my bling anywhere I like.  The I-Magicut has changed the way I cut ribbon...FOREVER!  No more fraying ribbon!

Here is a closeup of how I used the I-Rock and I-Magicut on my card.  I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my title, clover border and large clover.

Have you played around with Imaginisce's tool yet?   We are known for creating amazing tools that no one else has!

Also, would you like to play around with our sketch this month?  Join our sketch challenge by:

Creating a project (card, layout, etc) using the sketch below as your inspiration.

THEN ....
1. Post your creation on our Facebook Page OR leave a link here to your project that you posted in an online gallery. (make sure to post your link on THIS page - dated March 2, 2015)
2. You can post on Instagram and TAG us #imaginiscesketchchallenge.

At the end of March we will pick ONE lucky winner to win a Prize Package from Imaginisce!
Deadline to enter your sketch is Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

Thanks for stopping in and we can't wait to see what you do!  Make sure you are frequenting the Imaginisce Blog to see what the design team has been creating! 

Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Outdoor Adventure, Family Fun and Endless Summer), I-Magicut, I-Rock and Hot Rocks
American Crafts: Adhesive Foam Dots

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Mountains are Calling...A Silhouette Layout!

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It's true, I am craving summer and all of the fun things that come along with it. Today on the Silhouette Blog I'm sharing one of my favorite things to scrap...SUMMER!  Our family really takes advantage of the summer.  We love to camp, hike, fish, swim, go to family reunions, vacation and more.  So, there are always so many pictures of our family doing these things. The Silhouette Store has so many fun designs for summer projects (you should see my design library...blush) and I wanted to start using them.  So, to see the full post on this layout, hop on over to the Silhouette Blog!  Thanks for stopping in!

Silhouette Designs Used:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An Imaginisce Milk Paint Tutorial!

I am so excited to play with Imaginisce's Milk Paint.  I have a few ideas running through my brain and today I'm going to show you one of them.  I'm going to stamp on top of my Milk Paint!

Gather your supplies and mix up your Milk Paint according to the directions on the package. 

I used American Crafts Cardstock to paint on.  Using my small paint brush, I simply started painting.  There is nothing special you have to do here.  

Next I used my Imaginisce Stamp, inked it up and stamped it directly onto the Milk Paint. Just make sure your Milk Paint is dry.

How easy is that?  I really love the effect it created and it was so easy to do.  I just love all of the fun details on this layout. Here are are few more pictures.

I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the cute leaves.  I love Imaginisce's Enamel Dots and Plastic Buttons.  I used them to dress up my page even more.  Can you see where I used my I-Top?  Yep, I love creating custom brads to fit my projects.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today!  If you haven't tried Imaginisce's Milk Paints...grab yourself some!   I love the fact that I can make as much as I need for a project. That way there is no wasting or drying up.  Oh, and because it is water based, it is easily washed off!  Make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the fun projects the design team has been creating using Milk Paint!

Imaginisce Supplies:
Outdoor Adventure (Snag 'Em Stamp), Bushel 'O Fall (Die Cuts), Family Fun (Plastic Buttons, Adhesive Enamel Dots and 6x6 Paper Pad), 16mm Punch, 22 mm Punch, 16 mm Brad Daddies, 22 mm Brad Daddies and I-Top.

Other Supplies:
American Crafts (Adhesive Foam Dots, Cardstock and Thickers