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!

Imaginisce Supplies:

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!





Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Silhouette Valentine's Day Layout

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I love Valentine's Day and I also love making Valentine's projects.  Today on the Silhouette Blog I am sharing this layout featuring my two adorable kids.  Have you checked out the Silhouette Store recently?  It is chuck full of amazing designs perfect for your Valentine's Day projects.  I found this fun background design called Circle Heart Page/Mat Background and it became the feature Silhouette design of my layout.  To see my whole post for this project...head on over to the Silhouette Blog.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Carta Bella Words o Love Matchbox Valentine Tutorial


Good morning all!  Today I would like to share the cutest little Valentine tutorial.  I will show you how to make Matchbox Valentines using the Words of Love Collection and the Designer Die and Stamp Set Because I Love Die/Stamp.

To make these little cuties, you can either use the big matchboxes or the little ones.  I chose the little ones because I thought it would be cute to hand them out to the little neighbor kids.


First you are going to need to measure your box.  Start off by measuring the width and then cut the strip.



Then measure each side that will be covered in the paper.  Score the lines so that the paper will fold easily over the matchbox.  Just to let you know, I used the 6x6 Paper Pad from this collection.  It worked perfectly and I didn’t have to cut into my 12x12 pieces of patterned paper.


Next, make two pieces for the ends of the matchbox.  I simply traced the ends and cut them out.


Using the adhesive of your choice, glue the measured and scored paper to your matchbox.



Look how cute!


Finally embellish! 


Here are some more pictures of my Valentine Matchboxes.



Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Carta Bella Supplies:
Words of Love 6x6 Paper Pad
Designer Dies and Stamp Set Because I Love Die/Stamp




Monday, February 2, 2015

Imaginisce Conversation Love Arrows!

Creating paper crafting projects for Valentine's Day is one of my favorite things to do.  This holiday is so fun and there are so many ideas to get creative with. Today, I want to share with you my Conversation Love Arrows project.


I had so much making these conversation arrows.  I cut these out using my Silhouette Cameo and then used Imaginisce's D-Stress to finish the edges of the hearts and tips of the arrow.  To attach the the parts of the arrows together, I used a shish kabob sticks.  I made sure I cut out two hearts and two ends for each arrow, so that I could glue the shish kabob stick inside.





I filled a small jar with M&M's and stuck all of my arrows inside.  I also added a bow to dress up the jar a bit.

You know what is so fun about these?  Each heart has a little conversation saying on it.


I am so happy with how this turned out!  What an adorable handmade gift to give that someone you love or maybe to use as decor with a little sweet treat inside.  

For this project, I used Imaginisce's Family Fun Collection (the B sides) and some of the Welcome Spring Collection.  I love the versatility of Imaginisce's collections.  

Now, it's your turn.  What will you create for Valentine's Day?  Gather up your Imaginisce supplies and get crafty and make sure you are checking the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the design team's Valentines' Day projects!  Thanks for stopping in!

Imaginisce Supplies:
Family Fun Patterned Paper, Welcome Spring Patterned Paper and the D-Stress Tool

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Couple of Cute Imaginisce Love Cards!


Hello my crafty friends!  I've got a couple of cards to share with you.  I am always in need of cards, especially over Valentine's Day.

I made these cuties using my Silhouette Cameo and Imaginisce's Family Fun and My Baby Collections.  I also added a touch of bling using Imaginisce's I-Rock and Hot Rocks!



I love how they turned out!  I will put these in my stash, but I have a feeling they won't be in there too long!  Thanks for stopping in happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 23, 2015

A New Year and Beginning with Imaginisce!

I am so happy to be on the Imaginisce 2015 Design Team and today I have this layout up on the Imaginisce Blog!  A new year brings new beginnings andI have to admit, some of my 2014 was really hard and I have been going through some things.  So this year, even though my problems have not gone away, I am going to try to "choose happy".  No matter what is going on, this is going to be my theme.  So, let's have a look at this very HAPPY layout!



Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a lot of different things that resembled HAPPY.  Oh and can you guess the Imaginisce Tool I used on my layout?  Notice all of the cute little rolled flowers?  Yep, I used the Petal Roller to make my own rolled flowers.




I also used Imaginisce's Adhesive Enamel Dots and Plastic Buttons to embellish.  The collection I used was Family Fun.  It was perfect because of the bright, fun colors.





Thanks for popping in and having a look at my project.  I look forward to making 2015 a wonderful year and I can't wait to share all of my ideas and projects with you!  Make sure you are checking the Imaginicse Blog to see all of the design team's New Beginning projects!

Supplies Used:
Imaginisce: Family Fun Patterned Paper, Plastic Buttons, Enamel Dots and the Petal Roller
American Crafts: Pow Glitter Paper and Foam Letter Stickers