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 not...here 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)
OR
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!


Supplies:
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!

Supplies:
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:
Gelato’s
Brush
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)
OR
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! 

Supplies:
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!

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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

Monday, February 23, 2015

Carta Bella's Words of Love Valentine's Day Cards

I hope you have been enjoying all of the wonderful Valentine’s Day projects the design team has been sharing the last little while  Make sure you are checking the Carta Bella Blog frequently to see what they have been up to.  Today I have a couple cards to share with you made using the Words of Love Collection, Designer Dies Forever Love Die Set and Love Die Set.


I decided to use the Designer Dies and create my own pattern on my card, but first, I cut out multiple strips of patterned paper from the Words of Love 6x6 Paper Pad.  There was really nothing special about how I cut the strips, they weren’t measured.  I didn’t think it really mattered.


Using Carta Bella’s Ultra White Felt Cardstock, I cut out a 4x12 piece, scored it in half and adhered my strips of paper.


I made sure I covered the whole front part of the card.


Then using the Designer Dies I mentioned above I cut out hearts on another piece of cardstock measuring 4x6.  This is what mine looked like.


After I was finished, I used foam adhesive to pop up the die cut part.  Here is a close up of the end result.



Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed my Words of Love Valentine Cards.

Carta Bella Supplies:
Ultra White Felt Cardstock

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Silhouette Layout with a Little Bit of Everything!

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Good morning Silhouette fans, today on the Silhouette Blog I'm sharing a layout with a little bit of everything on it.  I love the fact that Silhouette offers so many products I can use. Sometimes it's hard picking what to put on my projects and other times, I just add a little of everything. Today I am sharing this layout featuring my beautiful daughter, some Adhesive Backed Cardstock, Sketch Pens and Adhesive Corrugated Paper. Head on over to the Silhouette Blog to see all of the details!

Friday, February 13, 2015

On the Silhouette Blog today!!

Don't you just love all of the new Valentine's Day designs in the Silhouette Store?  I love using those adorable designs all year round and not just for the Valentine's Day projects. Today on the Silhouette Blog I'm sharing this super cute layout using Valentine's Day designs on a non Valentine's Day layout.  Stop by to see how I made it!

Love layout tutorial

Valentine's Day Framed Saying with Imaginisce!

I have said it before and I'll say it again, Valentine's projects are my favorite and I am so excited about this project!  I have this adorable shelf in my craft room and I wanted to add more to it even though it is full.  I thought I should make a cute framed Valentine's saying.  I would show you my shelf, but it needs some cleaning and rearranging. Good news though, I'll share with you the cute framed saying!


I cut this adorable saying out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I Used the Family Fun Collection for the background and also the red words in the saying.  I used some foam adhesive to pop up the red words.  Of course I need to pull out and use one of Imaginisce's fabulous tools.  I decided to use the I-Rock along with some Hot Rocks.



What Valentine's Day projects have you created using Imagnisce products?  We would love to see them.  Share them with us on our Facebook Page.  We love seeing what our fans create!  Also, check out the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the Valentine's Day projects they have been creating!   Until next time...happy crafting and enjoy your Valentine's Day!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Share a Sweet Valentine's Day Treat with Imaginisce!

Have you made any fun Valentine's Day crafts to share with those you love?  I have made quite a few because I just love creating cute things for this holiday. Today I want to share with you these adorable treat boxes I made using my Silhouette Cameo and Imaginisce's Love You More Collection.




I filled these with some sweet treats and they are just waiting to be given away on Valentine's Day! Fun right?  Thanks for stopping in and make sure you are checking the Imaginisce Blog frequently to see all of the fun projects the DT has been creating!  Happy Valentine's Day!