Thursday, August 21, 2014

Imaginisce...I'm not ready for Summer to End!

Hey Imaginisce fans!  Happy Thursday!  Today I have a couple of projects to share with you and yes, they are still Summer themed.  Why?  Well, I am not ready for the next season, although beautiful, I am not a fan of the cold.  So, I am holding on to Summer for as long as I can!  Here is what I did with the Perfect Vacation Collection!

With the help of my trusty Silhouette Cameo, I cut out this cute 3d Anchor and Camper Card.

I attached a picture of my husband and I on our cruise.  I thought this was a fun way display a picture.

I also stamped the title "Perfect Vacation".

What an adorable card right?  So, are you ready for Summer to end?  It's not too late to pull out more of the Perfect Vacation Collection and get crafting...I will probably be crafting with it all year round, shhhh:)

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the wonderful projects the design team has been creating!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Silhouette's Free Shape of the Week!

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Who doesn't love getting the Free Shape of the Week?  I made this layout using the Free Shape of the Week! Do you want yours?  Hurry up and get it downloaded and hop on over to the Silhouette Blog to see my full post on how I made this layout!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Samantha Walker's Creative Crafters August Blog Hop!

Your first stop should have been at Cristal Pinky Hobb's Blog.

We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Silhouette!
This month one lucky winner will receive a PixScan Mat from Silhouette.

All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.

This month the team has been given the theme "Back to School", so the team is sharing projects with that theme.

I made this fun Apple Accordion of Samantha's Shapes at the Silhouette Store, perfect for a card of mini book for your kid's teachers! I also had a bit of Samantha's A to Z Collection left in my Stash, so I used that.

I really like this!  Now, I need to find someone who might enjoy it since both of my kids are high school age.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Silhouette Tutorial on Creating Chalkboard Embellishments!

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Welcome to Back to School Week here on the Silhouette Blog and I have a sketch tutorial to share with you over on the Silhouette Blog.  This tutorial is perfect for creating those layouts for older school age kids.  Head on over to the Silhouette Blog to learn how to make your own chalkboard embellishments!  Thanks to Christine Meyer for the inspiration.  Check out her awesome chalkboard tutorial HERE!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Creative Clouds with Silhouette's Vellum!

Good morning Silhouette fans!  Today I have a really fun layout to share with you today that I am super excited about.  Do you love vellum?  I do, but sometimes it's hard coming up with different ways to use it.  We all know that Silhouette has their own vellum and we can cut out any shape we want from the Silhouette Store.  I wanted to make some clouds with the vellum, but not just your ordinary clouds. Have a looksy!

Do you like what you see?  Check out the full post on the Silhouette Blog!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Back to School with Imaginisce!

I can't believe that this summer is almost over.  I love having a summer break, but I know that most of you are ready for your kids to go back.  Well, my kids are older...high school age, so they keep themselves pretty busy in the summer.  

For those of you who have young ones going back, how about making their first day back extra special.  I made these fun lunch bags.  Imagine the smiles on their faces when they pull these cute bags out of their backpacks.


These were so easy to do thanks so my Silhouette Cameo.  If you don't have a Cameo, there are so many tutorials online.  I used a couple of my favorite collections from Imaginisce...Welcome Spring and Perfect Vacation to make a his and hers lunch bags! 

Thanks for popping in and taking a peak at my Back to School project.  Make sure you are stopping my the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the Back to School projects the design team has been making!

Imaginisce: Patterned Paper (Perfect Vacation and Welcome Spring)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Using Samantha's Silhouette Shapes to Make Stencils

Have you ever tried Silhouette's new Stencil Material?  If not, you are in for a treat! Today, I want to show you how easy it is to use with Samantha's Silhouette Shapes to create your own stencils from Silhouette Shapes!.

Open up our Silhouette Software and select your shape.  I chose Samantha's Fancy Frame.  

Next, I made my shape larger to fit my whole page.  You can either click on the image and drag the corners until you reach your desired size or use the Scale Window and change the dimensions there.  

Now, cut the amount of Stencil Material you want to use.  I chose 12 x 12 because of the shape I picked.  Next, I laid it down on my cutting mat with the glossy side up, paper side down and loaded it into my Cameo.

I then selected the cut icon and picked Stencil Material in my material type window. Adjust your blade, hit send to Silhouette and watch it cut.

Now, peel off.  Be careful when doing so, so that you don't tear the stencil.  

Lay your stencil down on your paper and simply mist.  The Stencil Material has an adhesive back, making nice to keep in place on your layout.  

This is what my projected ended up looking like.  I wanted to something a little different, so I cut out the center of my stenciled image.

I also used Samantha's Summer Lovin' Collection from Carta Bella!  Thanks for stopping by and give the Stencil Material a try.  Samantha has so many fun shapes in the Silhouette Store that would make wonderful stencils!  Make sure you are checking out Samantha's Blog frequently.  There are always so many fun new tips and tutorials on her shapes!

Monday, July 28, 2014

An Imaginisce Sweet 16!

Celebrating your sixteenth birthday is a big deal.  For my daughter, there were a couple of milestones she was looking forward to when she turned sixteen. One of them is obvious...DRIVING, which scares me to death and the other is we allowing her to DATE. Yes, we think this is a good age to let her spend more time with the opposite sex...this might scare me even more than the driving!  So, in honor of her milestone birthday, I created a couple of things. Isn't she the cutest?!

First off, I made this giant, cute accordion lolli flower using my Silhouette Cameo, Imaginisce's Welcome Spring and Little Princess Collections.  I cut out the Happy and glittered it up!

I thought she need a swag banner, so again, I used the Welcome Spring Collection and my Silhouette Cameo to create the swag and letters.  Of course, I added more glitter because every sixteen year old needs some glitter.

She loved it and proudly displayed it at her Sweet 16 Birthday Party!  I am so happy at how it all turned out and Imaginisce's collections were just perfect! Thanks for stopping in and maybe next time you are celebrating one of those big milestones in your could throw in some Imaginisce!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Imaginisce and the I-Top!

I am sure I have mentioned this before, but the I-Top is my absolute favorite tool that Imaginisce makes.  I love the fact that the I-Top can help me customize and personalize my projects, so that is exactly what I did.  All this week the Imaginisce Design Team has been sharing their projects made with the I-Top, so if you haven't seen any of them...go now, to the Imaginisce Blog!

I used all of the different Brad Daddies with the I-Top to create custom flair.  I used some of the Perfect Vacation patterned paper to add sub titles on my flair.  Fun right?!  Flair is in and I love the look!

I hope you love what I did with the I-Top.  There are so many ideas and wonderful things you can create using the I-Top. Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your I-top week!

Supplies Used:
Imaginisce: Patterned Paper (Perfect Vacation), 6 x 6 Paper Pad (Perfect Vacation), Plastic Buttons (Perfect Vacation), I-Top, 6 mm, 22 mm, 28 mm and 34 mm Brad Daddies, 6 mm 22 mm, 28 mm and 34 mm Brad Punches.

Monday, July 21, 2014

SILHOUETTE! Happiness...You and Me!

Happy Monday morning Silhouette fans!  Today I would like to share with you my newest layout!  I love making making my pages pop.  I want everything to stand out.  There are several ways to do that.  Foam adhesive has been my best friend (I should have taken stock out on it...really), but how about making your shapes larger than life.  That's what I did here using the Striped Ampersand shape.  I wanted to make it large to help draw the eye to photo and embellishments.

I added this cute You and Me title to help tie in the large Ampersand.  I used Silhouette's Chipboard to make the large Ampersand shape.  It was perfect because of it's thickness.  I could pile a whole lot of embellishment goodies on top!  I also cut out the flowers and leaves using my Silhouette CAMEO.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my project.  I have so much fun creating with my Silhouette CAMEO and I love sharing my projects with you!  To see the full post and all of my close ups, head on over to the Silhouette Blog!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

A Silhouette Hand Stitching Tutorial

Hello Silhouette Fans!  Guiseppa here and I am pretty excited to share with you my project and tutorial today!  How many of you love all the hand stitching you are seeing on layouts?  I love the look, there is just one problem, you have to buy templates for all the cute designs and fonts. Well, what if I say there is a way to use all of those cute shapes you see in the Silhouette Store to help you stitch on your layouts?  Let me show you what I did!

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First choose your shape.  I used the one of the fun Anchor shapes from the Silhouette Store.  Next you will want to decide the size of your shape.  I kept mine large because I wanted it to stand out and fill up my whole page.  If you have trouble seeing the pictures, click on them to make them larger.

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Now, click on the Line Style Window.  

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Choose the perforation you would like to use and click on it.  I recommend the largest one.  

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Make sure you have your image where you will want it on your page then cut it.  Use the proper setting for your type of paper.  It is hard to see the perforations, but if you hold it up to a light or an open window, you can see the cuts.  

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Now, let's do some hand stitching.  I used twine and a big needle to make this stand out.  Make sure you do your hand stitching in between the perforated lines.  Use those lines as a guide.  Now, I realize you could do this with the Sketch and Cut feature, but I was worried that some of my stitching would not be perfect and I would be able to see some of the pen marks.  The perorations are harder to see.  So, first off after threading your needle, make your first stitch and pull the twine all the way through until the end and tape that end on the back of you layout.  See how this first stitch is in between one of the lines?

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To make sure your stitching is continuous and there are no gaps, skip a perforated line and come up with your needle from underneath your paper.  Then bring your needle back to your first stitch and stick it through it through.

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Repeat all of the steps until you have stitched your whole shape.

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Now, finish your layout with your pictures and embellishments.  

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Hope you liked my tutorial today!  Go ahead and try it out,  There are so many fun things in the Silhouette Store to choose from.

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