Friday, July 24, 2015

Imaginisce...Life Is Good!

I know summer is coming to end end and in about a month, so I am embracing every last minute of it. So, I  decided to create another warm weather project using the Heartland Farm Collection.  This photo was taken on a cruise I took with my hubs.  Oh how I miss the Caribbean!


I love using my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut out the frame, sun, clouds and title using it.  Then I dressed it up with the fabulous Heartland Farm Collection, my I-Rock and I-Top!




I am pretty sure there are some more summer and warm weather projects I will be creating with this collection.  I am not am not done with summer yet! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you keep getting crafty with Imaginisce!  Make sure to check the Imaginisce Blog often to see what the design team has been up to!




Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More Summer with Imaginisce!

I have said it before...I love creating Summer projects and I am so in love with the Heartland Farm Collection!  Today I'm going share with you another fun summer project.

Those of you who know me, know that I love my Silhouette Cameo.  I have had so much fun using the Heartland Farm Collection and my Silhouette Cameo together, but did you know that Imaginisce ROCKS the tools as well.  Here is my project and then we will talk Imaginisce Tools. How fun is this beach set?


I thought this would be cute as a fun little gift for a cute little girl.  Notice in the seat of the chair that there are some cute I-Top Snap Booby Pins? Yep, I made those.  


So, to make those, I used Imaginisce's I-Rock tool, some Snap Daddies and Snap Bobby Pins!  I love that I can make custom projects with this tool!



I also used Imaginisce's I-Magicut to cut the ribbon holding the bobby pins together.  This tool is absolutely fabulous!  I never have to deal with a frayed ribbon again!


Some pretty rocking tools right?  So, what are you waiting for?  Imaginisce Tools are a perfect for all of your crafting needs. Don't forget to get busy with the Heartland Farm Collection as well.  Thanks for stopping by and make sure you are always checking the Imaginisce Blog to see what the design team is up to!

Imaginisce Supplies: Patterned Paper (Heartland Farm), I-Rock, I-Magicut, 22mm Snap Daddies, 28mm Snap Daddies 
American Crafts: Cardstock

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life's a Circus with Carta Bella's New Designer Dies!


Hello Carta Bella friends!  Today I am showing you a way to create a background for your layout.  On this layout, I used the new Designer Dies Animal Set 1 & 2 and the new Circus Party Collection.

First off, you will want to cut out all of your animals and start arranging them on your background piece of paper.  I used the 6x6 Paper Pad from the Circus Party Collection to cut out my animals so I wouldn’t have to cut into all of my 12x12 sheets of patterned paper.  If you like how I arranged mine, you can copy that.  Just scroll down to see the arrangement of my animals.


Once I cut all of my animals out and arranged them, it was time to adhere them.  I wanted my layout to pop, so I used foam adhesive on all the animals.  I love the dimension. 


Now have fun adding pictures and embellishing!




Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you enjoy creating with these fun new dies cuts as much as I have.  Until next time!

Carta Bella Supplies:

Monday, July 13, 2015

JustNick Wobbly Circles Cut File!

Hello JustNick fans!  So, by now I am sure some of you have had a chance to play with some of the JustNick files.  I am loving all of the designs and every time I see a new one...I just want to play!  
This week we are focusing on cut files with circles.  When I first saw the Wobbly Circles cut file, I knew I wanted to use it!
I also decided I wanted to use the Summer Words cut file for my title.  To make this title pop, I cut the background out in red cardstock and then the center is Printable Gold Foil from Silhouette.  I love how it looks and stands out.
All of the fun circles in this cut file are perfect for pictures and embellishments...perfect for adding your own personal touches.
Thanks for stopping in and hope you enjoyed my project.  This was so fun to create.  Make sure you stop by the JustNick Store!  New cut files are added every week.  For inspiration...keep checking the JustNick Blog.  This new team is crazy talented and there are always fun ideas!  Until next time!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Creating Summer Projects with Imaginisce!

I am all about creating fun, bright layouts for summer.  Let me tell you about my summer layout!

I love making my projects pop and stand out.  I really love the look of a 3d project.  To create this layout, I used one of the JustNick Cut Files! This one is called the Flower Burst 2.  I love how this file makes my whole project dimensional and in combination with some patterned paper from the Heartland Farm Collection...it just pops!


So, what would be more perfect than using the daisy stamp from the Heartland Farm Collection to go with the Flower Burst 2 file?  The combo works so well together.


I didn't want to just stamp the daisy stamp and call it good.  Do you see some other patterned paper under the Flower Burst 2 file.  Yep, that is more Heartland Farm patterned paper and I decided to match my stamp to it.  So, I stamped in black, outlined the inside of the leaves using an ink pen and colored in the leaves with a colored pencil.  Then I used and ink pen to fill in the flower center, but I also used my I-Rock and some gold Hot Rocks to put in the center as well.  Looks pretty good huh?



I didn't have to do a whole lot to this layout to make it look fabulous!  So, what kind of summer projects are you creating with Imaginisce products? We'd love to see them on our Facebook Page.  Thanks for stopping in today and make sure you are checking into the Imaginisce Blog to see the summer projects the design team is creating!

Imaginisce Supplies: Patterned Paper, Die-Cut Shapes and Clear Acrylic Stamp (Heartland Farm Collection), 6x6 Paper Pad (Family Fun Collection), I-Rock, Hot Rocks
American Crafts: Cardstock, Foam Dots and Stamp Marker

Monday, July 6, 2015

Embellish Your Projects with Carta Bella Designer Stamps and Dies!


I don’t know about you, but one of the things I enjoy the most about putting together a project is embellishing it and adding those special touches that make my project unique.  Today I'd like to show you how using Carta Bella’s Designer Dies and Stamps can embellish and add those finishing touches to your projects (links to all the supplies are at the end of the blog post in the supply list).

I put together this cute little drawers and I wanted to embellish the drawers themselves.  For the first drawer, I used a die set for the flower and leaves.  The center of the flower is a stamp and it made the perfect flower center.  Instead of simply stamping it, I heat embossed it to make it stand out more. 


The center box was more of the same, die cuts and heat embossing.  I ink stamped the little saying tag on the butterfly.


This cute bicycle stamp was also heat embossed and the little hearts stamped.  To make everything stand out even more, I used foam adhesive.


I thought this drawer could be used several different ways; maybe just for looks, storing some of your favorite trinkets or give it as a gift with little gifts inside each drawer.


So, no matter what kind of project you are creating, these fun designer stamps and dies are perfect for embellishing your projects and what’s even better, they are smaller enough for layouts, mini albums or any altered projects.  Make sure you are stopping by the Carta Bella Paper Blog to see all of the fun projects made by the design team!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting with Carta Bella!

Carta Bella Supplies:

Echo Park Supplies:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sweet Strawberry Summer Gift Set with Imaginisce

Summer, summer, summer...I love it and all that comes along with it.  I am so excited to see all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that have been growing in my yard.  My berries are growing so well and I am excited to start eating them.  Every time I am outside, I love to snag a few off my bushes.  So, when I saw these adorable Strawberry designs in the Silhouette Store, I knew they were perfect to use with the Heartland Farm Collection and they remind my of my summer berries.


This first one is a strawberry purse.  I used the Heartland Farm patterned papers, the I-Rock and Hot Rock Gems to resemble the seeds of the strawberry and some cardstock from American Crafts.


Look at this adorable jar...I really love this one and again more Heartland Farm patterned papers and Hot Rocks!  The little strawberry is from the Heartland Farm Die Cut Cardstock Shapes.


Lastly this fun strawberry card...continuing with the same supplies that are on the purse and jar.  What a cute set right?  This would be a good gift set to give to someone as a "get well", "just because" or "I am thinking about you", kind of gift.  I have a feeling this set will be gone real soon.


I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I also hope that you pull out you Imaginisce Tools frequently and use them.  They add so much to all kinds of crafting projects.  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the fun projects the design team has been creating!  Thanks fro stopping in and until next time!

Imaginisce Supplies: 
Patterned Paper, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes and Adhesive Enamel Dots (Heartland Farm Collection), Hot Rocks and I-Rock Tool

American Craft Supplies:
Twine, Cardstock and Foam Dots

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Imaginisce Heartland Farm Cards

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I've said it before, but don't you just love the Heartland Farm Collection from Imaginisce?  The fun, bright and cheery colors and patterns are perfect for just about any paper  crafting project.  So, today I am sharing with you a couple of cards I made.


In combination with this collection, I used Imaginisce's Petal Roller, a must have if you love making handmade paper flowers.  This tool makes it so much easier and faster to create these cuties.  Let's have a closer look.


I layered these rolled flowers to give them a different look than just simple roller flower.  I'm also loving the new Wood Pieces and Denim Pockets that come with this collection.



This card is a little different.  I used just the roller flowers and then add some of the Adhesive Enamel Dots


Super cute right?  If you haven't scooped up the Heartland Farm Collection or the Petal Roller...there is still time.  Have fun and get crafty with this collection. Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog to see all the crafty goodness the design team has been doing!  Until next time!







Tuesday, June 16, 2015

XOXO...JustNick Project with My Cute Puppy!

I can't tell you how excited I am to be here and creating for the JustNick Design Team. I love crafting with my my Silhouette Cameo.  The JustNick cut files are absolutely fabulous and I am thrilled to be sharing with you what I create using these files.
I made this fun layout using the XOXO Background and the Stems for Stephanie cut files.  The cute puppy...well that is my little Maltese Rango.  Ever since we got him, he has become such a big part of our family.  He is so deserving of a cute layout don't you think?
The Stems for Stephanie file is perfect for layering.  All of the flowers fit really well together and I love working with flowers on my projects.  
Background files add so much to a layout.  If I feel that my layout is lacking something...I find a background file and add it in.  The JustNick Store has so many fun background files and all of them so fun and unique.  I'm going to be a busy girl playing with all of these.  
I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I look forward to sharing many more projects with you and these awesome cut files.  Make sure you are stopping by the JustNick Store frequently because new files are added weekly!  Until next time and happy cutting!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Life Is Good with Imaginisce!

I love this picture!  It makes me excited for the fun camping trips our family has coming up this summer.  I also love the fun, happy colors of the Heartland Farm Collection...perfect for my camping and summer layouts!

When you are thinking about adding some subtle additions to your project, have you thought about using the D-Stress Tool from Imaginisce?  Well, that's just what I did.  Today I would like to share with you my layout using the D-Stress Tool!


I cut out this title using my Silhouette Cameo.  Using the D-Stress, I sanded all around the edges of the title.  To make it stand out even more, I used American Crafts Slick Writer Pen. The whole outside of my layout is sanded as well.


I'm loving the little stamps that come with the Heartland Farm Collection. I used heat embossing to make this tree stamp.  I also used the D-Stress on the Die Cuts from this collection and the clouds that I cut out from my Silhouette Cameo.



Have you tried using the D-Stress Tool?  Let me tell you, I was thrilled when I received this tool from Imaginisce.  I used to use sandpaper to get the look that I wanted.  This tool gets in ever corner and hard to sand areas.  I love it! Make sure you stop by the Imaginisce Blog to see what the design team is up to! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you get the chance to play with this tool!

Imaginisce Supplies: Patterned Paper, Clear Acrylic Stamp and Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (Heartland Farm Collection), D-Stress
American Crafts Supplies: Cardstock, Slick Writer Foam Dots

An Easy Way to Create Dimension Using Carta Bella's Element Stickers!


Do you like the look of epoxy stickers?  I have and I love the dimension they add to my projects and if you know me, you know I love adding dimension.  Today I have an easy layout tutorial on creating dimension using Carta Bella’s Element Stickers and some of their Silhouette Designs (all supplies on this project are listed at the bottom of this post with links).

First off, I cut out some die cut designs from Carta Bella in the online Silhouette Store.  I arranged then on my page, layered them and used foam adhesive for dimension.




Next, I decided on the Element Stickers I wanted to use and adhered them down.  Then using Glossy Accents from Ranger, I added a small layer all over the sticker, making sure to cover all areas and let it dry completely. 


This is what my stickers looked like when I was finished.




I do this every so often because it is an easy way to at some dimension and change the look of my projects.  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have fun creating with Carta Bella’s Element Stickers.  Make sure you are stopping by the Carta Bella Paper Blog to see what's new and what the design team has been creating!

Carta Bella Supplies: