Monday, November 24, 2014

More Family Fun with Imaginisce! I know what you are thinking.  Summer projects?  Well, if you haven't had a look at the new Family Fun Collection from need to.  This collection has so many themes to it; games, art, baking, arcades, pool, bowling, zoo and movies!  I just so happen to use the pool themed paper.  I made this adorable accordion card and pail with treats!

I used the Dimensional Stickers and Sticker Book to make this card.  I also used my I-Rock and Hot Rocks to add a little more fun to this card.

I love this cute pail....just add your favorite treat and what a fun little gift.  

I added some more Hot Rocks to the little shovel.  I thought they looked like sand grains.

So, if you haven't checked out the new Family Fun Collection...make sure you do and always check out the Imaginisce Blog for more inspiration!  Thanks for stopping in and enjoy your crafty day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Superhero themed Charity Event!

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Good morning...I am excited to tell you about the project I am sharing with you today that is up on the Silhouette Blog. We have some really fun "Superhero" themed designs in the Silhouette store and I know that superheroes are all the rage right now.  I had the opportunity to t do a charity event for a family that recently lost their son to Leukemia.  This little boy loved superheroes and I wanted the charity event to have that them.   This was my contribution to the event.  I made a banner, some "Pow" and "Zap" words as well as some superhero masks that I put on balloons, but I would love for you to check out the whole post. Please scoot on over to the Silhouette Blog to see it all!!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgiving with Sisters

If you are anything like me family when it comes to Thanksgiving, you are on the “Family Rotation”.  While, I love time with my husband’s family, I do love the years that I get to spend time with my sisters.  During this time, there are usually fun pictures, laughs and reminiscing.  It’s not often that we get all of us together at once, but we can usually count on Thanksgiving to give us that time together.  Today I want to share with you my “Sisters” layout and the technique I used.

To create this layout, I used Carta Bella’s “A Perfect Autumn” Collection in combination with the Designer Dies Grateful Die/Stamp Set and Designer Dies Thankful Blessing 4 x 6 Stamp.  One of my favorite things to do with stamps is to heat emboss with them.  I did that here with the leaves from these to stamps set.  I love the raised look it gives especially when using textured cardstock.

I also did the same with this cute little deer.

To give my leaf clusters bit of a different look, I also cut out leaves from the “Falling Leaves” patterned paper and added them in.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have wonderful time creating and scrapbooking those wonderful Thanksgiving memories.

Carta Bella Supplies:
A Perfect Autumn 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stamped Look with Silhouette Sketch Pens

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I have a fun, new layout up on the Silhouette Blog today using Sketch Pens. Come by and have a look!  Don't you just love all of the cute paper and fun embellishments on this page?  Well, all of these came from the Felicity Jane Charlotte Kit.  My friend Jeana Goodwin has her own new monthly kit Club. Super cute must check them out!  

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Samantha Walker Creative Crafter's Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Jamie Cripps Blog.  If not, go there first as to not miss anything!

Have you heard about Samantha's new adventure?  It's called Digi Playground and it's perfect place to get SVG digital cutting files, digital stamps and printables!  Here is a link to the Digi Playground's Facebook Page 

I made this cute 3d pumpkin using Samantha Walker's 3d Box Jack O Lantern Pouch and the 'Give Thanks' Word Phrase.  The 3d Box Jack O Lantern had a face on it and I simply removed the face and added the 'Give Thanks' Word Phrase to make it more of a Thanksgiving themed project.  

I had some leaf stickers left over from one of Samantha's older collections, "Harvest", so I added those to the pumpkin. can add a sweet treat!

Samantha has some of the funnest 3d projects!  Have a look at her Silhouette Portfolio!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Imginisce's New Family Fun Collection and the D-Stress Tool!

The new Family Fun Collection by Imaginisce is simply fabulous!  There are so many cute themes.  My mind was swimming with ideas, but I had to pick just one. Let me show you the fun box card I made.

I cut out this adorable box card using my Silhouette Cameo.  I put it together and simply used the stickers from the Sticker Book as well as the Dimensional Stickers to embellish my box card.

Oh, and I can't forget about the D-Stress tool from Imaginisce.  Next to the I-Top, this is the tool I use the second most.  I love having a finished look to my projects and I love sanding around the edges of my projects. That's what I did here!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing projects from the new Family Fun Collection as well projects using Imaginisce tools...which are the best tools out there!  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the fun projects using the new Family Fun Collection and Imaginisce tools!  Until next time!

Imaginisce Supplies: Family Fun: Patterned Paper, Dimensional Stickers and Sticker Book; D-Stress Tool

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Carta Bella Altered Christmas Stars!

Can you already believe that Christmas is right around the corner?  Just when I thought I’ve recovered from 2013…there it is, Christmas again.  Well, right now is the perfect time to get into the festive mood and create some fun Christmas d├ęcor.  I love the Bundled Up Collection because it is perfect for those wintery projects as well as Christmas ones.  I found these fun paper star boxes at my local craft store and decided to dress them up.

What’s even more perfect than the Bundled Up Collection?  Well, the Designer Dies of course!  I used the Designer Die Snowflake Set #2, Designer Die Snowflake Tree Die Set and the Designer Die Tree Die Set to dress up these boxes.  See those cute leaves?  Those are originally supposed to be trees, but work perfectly to make some wintery looking leaves.  Here is a close up of the other boxes.

I also used a little Stickles to add a bit of glimmer and bling.

I love that fact that these boxes open up, so I could use them as a gift box or just to display.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my project.  I hope you enjoy crafting with the Bundled Up Collection!

Carta Bella Supplies:

Echo Park Supplies:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spooky Doily Banner using Samantha Walker's Silhouette Designs!

Good Tuesday Morning!  Today I am so excited to share with you the cute and fast Halloween banner I made using some of Samantha's Silhouette Designs.

If you are anything like me, you wait until the last minute to do your holiday crafts, yep, it's the last minute! Lucky for you this is so easy to do!  Let's start!

Start off by choosing your Samantha Walker doily design in the Silhouette Store.  Samantha has a lot of doily designs, so you will have a lot to pick from.  I picked the 12 inch Doily Sets.  

I didn't want all of the layers, so to get rid of those, right click on the image and select Ungroup. Now, you can remove all of the layers.  

Now I have my doily how I want it.  

Next I want my doily smaller.  So, highlight the doily and select the Open Scale Window.  Click on the Lock Aspect button to change the size.  Then adjust the width and height and click apply.  I sized mine down to 5 x 5 inches.  

For my banner, I'm going to cut our five of these doilies.  So, I simply copied and pasted them to make five.  I couldn't get all five on one page, so I had to cut the fifth one out on another piece of paper.  Go ahead and cut all of your doilies out.  These are mine.  

For the next part of our Spooky Banner, we are going to cut out six pennants.  I used Samantha's Frosted Tree Shape to make my pennants for the banner.  

I want to use only one of these tree pieces and they were the perfect shape for pennants.  So, like I did with the doily, I Ungrouped the shape and just left the one I wanted to use.  This size was perfect, so I didn't have to resize it.  I wanted six of these, so again, I copied and pasted and fit six on my page.  I then cut them out.

Here are my pennants.

Next for our 'Spooky' title.  For this, I used Samantha's SW Spook 31 Apha Set.  In your Silhouette Software, click on the Text button on the far left hand side.  Find Samantha's 'SW Spook 31' in your fonts.  Type out the word 'Spooky'.  

Now, we want the title letters to fit inside the pennants.  Drag one of ;your pennants back onto the page.  Click on the 'Spooky' word and Ungroup it like you did with the other designs we previously used.  Now, each letter of the word 'Spooky' is separated.  Highlight the whole word and make it larger by dragging the the squares in the corners of the word.  Pull the whole title over to the pennant and see how large you want your letters to be.  Mess around with it a bit until you have decided your desired size.  As you can see, I like this size.  My whole title ends up being 3.381 x 9.694 inches.  

As you can tell, the 'K' and the 'Y' are touching.  I don't want them to touch or it will mess up the the cut.  So, I am going to separate them a little and the then cut them out.  I can do this because I already Ungrouped the title.  Now, the 'K and the 'Y' are not longer touching and it's ready to be cut out.  

Let's assemble!  Alternate the pennant and doily.  Start with the pennant, adhering your 'S' to the first pennant. Next, score your doily down the center evenly.

After you have adhered your title letters and scored your doilies, start attaching them to your ribbon. I glued my ribbon the back of the pennants.  When attaching the doilies, fold your score line in half and insert the ribbon inside.  Then glue it together, making a half doily.  Do this with all of your pennants.  

I wanted to dress up my banner a little more so I cut out Samantha's Halloween Washi Tape WordsOctober and Flower.  I adhered them to my banner as you can see!

I love the fact that I could create a cute Halloween banner, all from Samantha's designs!  I hope I have inspired you to jump on that last minute Halloween craft.  Check out Samantha's Silhouette Portfolio to see all of her amazing and fun designs!

Samantha's Silhouette Designs Used:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Imaginisce...some of my favorite tools!

Imaginisce has an variety of tools. So, today I wanted to share with you a layout I made using two of my favorite ones; the I-Top and the I-Rock.

I love making my own flowers and I have always thought that the I-Top was the perfect tool to use to create flower centers.  I did that here, but I also used the I-Rock to adhere some Hot Rocks for my flower centers as well.  See the cute diamond shapes on my layout?  I used the I-Rock there as well and added more Hot Rocks.

Here are a few more close ups of my layout.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you already haven't, check out the Imaginisce tools and give them a try for your crafting projects.  Make sure you are checking the Imaginisce Blog all week to see all of the the design team's Imaginisce Tool projects!

Imaginisce-Little Princess Patterned Paper, Good Dog Patterned Paper, Childhood Memories Patterned Paper. I-Rock, Hot Rocks, I-Top, 16 mm Punch, 16 mm I-Top Brad Daddies