Friday, August 28, 2015

Imaginisce Travel Cards!

Good morning!  So, have you seen the new Happy Traveler Collection from Imaginisce?  It's so, so FUN and full of bright colors, patterns and designs...perfect for those travel memories.  Summer break has come to an end for most of us and our kids are back in school, but you know you still have all of those summer memories waiting to be scrapped.  I have made a layout with this collection and now, I made some cards.  I am always in need of cards at my house.  My kids and husband are always digging through my stash of cards when they need one for a special occasion.






I love the adorable Die Cut Shapes that come with this collection.  I used my I-Rock to add a little bling to my project.  I sure love that tool...so fun to use!  I hope you have enjoyed my cards and make sure you get this collection in your scrappy hands!  Keep checking the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the design team's creations with this collection.  Until next time!





Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Imaginisce's New Happy Traveler Collection!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I am so excited about Imaginisce's new collection Happy Traveler!  I love all the fun additions that come along with this collection...the Puffy Stickers and Wood Veneers are awesome! I have so may travel pictures that need to be scrapped, so I know this collection is going to get well used.

Our family took a trip to California back in 2012 and I haven't scrapped many of the photos. I know that I was waiting for the perfect collection and boy this one was it!


I love the bright colors of this collections as well as all of the fun patterns.  I used some of American Crafts Thickers for my title and then cut the 'adventure' part out using my Silhouette Cameo and the 6x6 Paper Pad from this collection.I used the 6x6 Paper Pad to make some boarder strips as well.


I love that this collection also has 3x4 cards that can be cut out to use as a project life style of scrapbooking, for journaling and even embellishing. You can see that I used mine for journaling. This collection also comes with some cute stamps...look at the cute balloon! Look closely and you can see a wood veneer and puffy sticker...so fun!  I also used some Hot Rocks and the I-Rock for more embellishing.  


Well, what do you think?  What a fun collection right?  I am sure you have a bunch of photos from summer just waiting to be scrapped and this collection is perfect for them.  I already have so many ideas of what I would like to do with the Happy Traveler Collection that my head is swimming.  Time to dig into another project!  Until next time!

Imaginisce Supplies:
Patterned Paper (Happy Traveler), 6x6 Paper Pad (Happy Traveler), Clear Acrylic Stamps (Happy Traveler), Wood Veneers (Happy Traveler), Puffy Stickers (Happy Traveler), I-Rock and Hot Rocks

American Crafts Supplies:
Cardstock, Adhesive Foam Dots and Thickers

Friday, August 21, 2015

Always Summer with JustNick!

I am holding on to summer for as long as I can.  I don' t know about you, but I'm not ready for the colder weather of Fall and Winter.  Today I am going to share with you a layout that keeps me holding onto summer.
Back in January my husband and I went on a cruise to the Caribbean.  This beach happens to be on the island of Antigua.  This small island has some of the most beautiful beaches.  I had to keep pinching myself.  It was so hard to believe that I was soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach and water in January.  I wanted my layout to be bright and warm, just the way I felt in the sun.  I went with a non traditional beach layout and used the Open Triangles and Word 3 cut files.  Have a looksy!
I used the 'always' from the Word 3 cut file as part of my title because it's true...It's ALWAYS summer in the Caribbean.
Here are some close ups on the Open Triangles cut file I used.  I love that I can use the outside and the inside of this file...giving me more options I even added some embellishments to them.
I am having so much fun creating with the JustNick cut files found in the JustNick Store.  Go have a look for yourself.  There are lots of unique cut files you won't find anywhere else.  Also, make sure you are stopping by the JustNick Blog to see what the design team has been creating!  Thanks for stopping in and having a look at my layout. Until next time...HAPPY CUTTING!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back To School Layout with Imaginisce!

Happy Friday Imaginisce fans!  Today I'm going to share with you another Back To School project.  This time I scrapped by beautiful daughter Janica.  She is a senior this year and my last one to finish school.  I am having so many mixed feelings about her being done.  The next stage in life for her will be collage and by that time, I 'm pretty sure both of my kids will be moved out.  I'm excited for this next stage in life, but sad at the same time because I will miss seeing them everyday.  I just love having them around.

I made this layout using my Silhouette Cameo, the Family Fun and Heartland Farms Collections and of course...my I-Top!  I wanted to use a variety of patterned papers, so I cut the background design out with my Silhouette Cameo and then adhered the patterned papers to the back.  I think the colors of the patterned papers are perfect school colors and add so much to this layout.


This adorable title was also made using my Silhouette Cameo.  


Can you see that cute apple?  Yep, made with my I-Top and Brad Daddies.  I love the versatility of the I-Top and the fact that I can create custom embellishments with it.


As you can tell, I didn't do too much embellishing on my layout.  I felt that the background design with all of the patterned papers created a lot to look, making the layout embellished enough.


What Back to School projects have you created?  You know it is that time of year and Imaginisce has some fun collections that are perfect to create these projects! Make sure you are checking the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the fun projects the design team has been creating!  I hope you have enjoyed my layout  and it has inspired you!  Until next time!

Imaginisce Supplies:
Patterned Paper  (Heartland Farm Collection), 6x6 Paper Pad (Family Fun Collection), Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (Heartland Farm Collection), I-Top, 34mm I-Punch and 34mm Brad Daddies

American Crafts Supplies:
Cardstcok and Adhesive Foam Dots

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sweet 16 with JustNick Cut Files!

Happy Monday all!  I thought we should start the week off right with a layout featuring my gorgeous daughter.  Yes, she seems to be the subject of a lot of my projects lately, but she is so fun to scrap, so you will probably be seeing more of her.
This week we are focusing on using 3 cut files on our project.  Now, this was not hard at all.  All of the JustNick cut files are amazing and it was easy to find 3 that would work well together.  The cut files I used on this layout are the Chain Reaction BackgroundCard Sentiments 1 and the Basic Banner...new in the JustNick Store this week!
How fun is that background?  I used some foam adhesive to give it a bit of dimension.  The Card Sentiments 1 were perfect for my title.
Okay...so the Basic Banner cut file is soooo cute!  I knew right away it would work well with the photo.
I love how this layout turned out and the cut files all worked so well together.  Who needs to spend a load of money on embellishments when you can use the JustNick cut files.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope of inspired you to get crafty and have fun using the JustNick cut files.  Make sure you are visiting the JustNick Store weekly because there are always new cut files!  Until next time...happy crafting!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fall Home Decor with Carta Bella!


I love simple, easy projects and today I have one a project for you that is just that.  today I am going to show you how I made these adorable 3x4 wood blocks using the new Fall Blessings Collection.

To start off, I bought these already cut 3x4 wood blocks at a local craft store, but you can use regular wood pieces and cut them down to the size you’d like.  You can actually use any size you want, but I liked this size.


Next, you will want to cut out your pieces of patterned paper according to the size of your wood blocks.  The new collection, Fall Blessings, come with 3x4 Journaling cards as well as 4x6 Journaling cards, so you can use those if you’d like.  I cut my 3x4 pieces of paper out using the 6x6 Paper Pad because I wanted to add Designer Dies and Stamps on mine.


Adhere your pieces of patterned paper to your wood blocks and sand the edges for a finished look.  You don’t have to sand your edges, I just like the way it looks. 


Now, pick out the Designer Dies and Stamps you’d like to use to embellish your blocks.  At the end of this blog post, I listed the supplies I used to make mine.


Here are some close ups of my embellished blocks!



Thanks for stopping in and I hope I have inspired you to get crafty with one of Carta Bella Paper’s newest paper collections.  I just wanted to also give a big thank you to the Carta Bella Paper Team and all of the fans that have supported me.  It has been fun creating for a wonderful company.  This is my last post with the 2014-2015 team and it has been a real pleasure!

Carta Bella Supplies:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Back to School with Imaginisce!

Can you believe that for some of us, school starts in less than a month? Wow, summer is flying by and it is never long enough...at least for me. I only have one child left in school and she only has one year left, yes she is a senior!  Wow, I am getting old!  

The fun thing about this time of the year, is that we get to create fun back to school projects.  Now, since I don't have young school age kids, I love gifting these fun back to school projects to my neighbors who have young kids.  I still enjoy creating them!

So, I made this fun gift set using my Silhouette Cameo, the Family Fun Collection and the Heartland Farm Collection.  It comes with a card and an easel sticky note holder...perfect for holding some of the things teachers use the most.


Look closely at this card.  Isn't that apple just adorable?  I used the I-Rock with some Hot Rocks to embellish it!



This has to be my favorite part of the project.  This easel is so fun and you can find it at the Silhouette Store.  The Family Fun Collection and Heartland Farm Collections were perfect for creating this project.  The colors are perfect back to school colors.  If you look closely at the apple here, I also dressed it up with the I-Rock and Hot Rocks.


I hope you have enjoyed my project today!  I really do enjoy creating back to school projects even though I am not ready for school to start.  I hope that it has inspired you to get crafty and to make something special for those teachers who do so much for our kids!  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog frequently to see all of the fun projects the design team has been creating!  Until next time!

Imaginisce Supplies: Patterned Paper (Family Fun and Heartland Farm Collections), 6x6 Paper Pad (Family Fun), I-Rock, Hot Rocks
American Crafts: Cardstock, Adhesive Foam Dots and Adhesive Tape

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JustNick...Flowers are My Favorite!

I just have to say that there have been so many wonderful projects created by the design team here at JustNick!  I have been so impressed and I am thrilled that I get to share with you mine!  So, if you want to get in on the JustNick crafty bandwagon...check out her amazing cut files!
My assignment this time around was flowers.  Now, I don't know about all of you, but flowers are a staple for me.  I could use them on almost every layout I create.  For this project, I used the Crazy Daisy Background and the Stems for Stephanie cut files.
As you can see here I used Silhouette's Black Sketch Pen to create my background.  Have a look at the adorable title...yep, another JustNick cut file, Wild & Free.  
Here are a couple of pictures of the flower cut file I used.  I love this cut file because it comes with a variety of flowers and it's an awesome go to cut file for flowers.  I know I will be using this one often.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have enjoyed my project!  Make sure you check out the JustNick Online Store and download some fabulous cut files to play with and don't forget to check out the JustNick Blog to see what the design team has been creating!  Until next time!

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!