Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Imaginisce: Birthday Cards + Little Princess

It's always good to have a stash of birthday cards available :)  Today, I'm sharing a couple that I made using the Little Princess collection from Imaginisce...

Happy Birthday 1

Supply List
Imaginisce: Little Princess (Royal Ribbon, Happily Ever After, make believe, Secret Garden, plastic buttons, i-Rock Tool & Gems)
American Crafts: Blue Baker's Twine, Silver Glitter Tape

I saw a card on Pinterest with a neat little flower similar to this one, and thought it would be fun to recreate. It was made with a 2 inch scallop punch, a 1.5 inch circle, and the i-Rock tool + gems for the cute little center.

Happy Birthday 2

Supply List
Imaginisce: Little Princess (6x6 pad, Royal Ribbon, Happily Ever After, Secret Garden, Glass Slipper, Tiara, Make Believe, i-Rock Tool & Gems
American Crafts: Cardstock (White, Craft)

I would love to have an ice cream cone like this one in real life, wouldn't you? I used 8 circles in 3 different sizes, and a banner punch for the cone. I added a little doodling to my 'icecream' scoops, and used the i-Rock tool and gems again for some 'sprinkles'.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Imaginisce: Summer Time

Today, I'm up over at the Imaginisce blog sharing some creative ways to use up scraps...

Summer Time

Supplies List
Imaginisce: Perfect Vacation ( Away We Go, This Way, Oh Snap, Memories Captured); Welcome Spring (Flutterbye)
American Crafts: Craft Cardstock, Baker's Twine, Daydream Thickers, Goodness Thickers (Black)

Honestly, it's not hard for me to use up scraps. I love to layer them, and tuck a lot of embellishments here and there. But, sometimes it's fun to add a little more detail.

For this page, I gave my scraps a little makeover by adding a notebook edge to one piece, turning another into a tag, and one more into a little file folder. It adds a bit more detail to each piece, making the page more interesting. Getting low on papers from your favorite collection? Try might love what you come up with :)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bella Blvd: Summer 2014 Release

For the past couple of weeks we have been revealing and showing off inspiration using the 4 new collections for the summer 2014 release over at Bella Blvd. Today I have a project, and links to the entire reveal for each of the 4 collections.

You can see the full collection reveal HERE

Shellin' Corn

Supply List
Hello Autumn (Borders, Time to Rake, Daily Details, Treasures&Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces); Thankful (Alpha+Bits); Button Market (Masculine Mix); Crochet Hearts (Orange Hearts); Designer Tape (Pony Stripe); Sand&Surf (Cling Stamps [leaves])

I'm really into using circles on my projects, lately. Here, I liked the contrast of the monochromatic leaves with the colorful leaves on top to adds some interest to the background. The largest circle is grounding my photo, the second larges is under the title, and the smallest has a couple of embellishments.

You can see more inspiration featuring the Hello Autumn collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.

You can see the full collection reveal HERE

Costume Party

Supply List:
Halloween Magic (Boo Buddies, Funny Bones, Ghosties, Borders, Treasures&Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces)

This is my favorite photo from last Halloween. It's random, and no thought was put into the composition, but it captures my kids' personalities perfectly :) I started the layout by pulling all of my favorite things from the Halloween Magic collection, and just played around with the design. I cut some words from the Ghosties patterned paper, and outlined the ones I wanted to be the title with a black pen.

You can see more inspiration featuring the Halloween Magic collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.

You can see the full collection reveal HERE


Supply List
Tiny Tots: One Fish Two Fish, Daily Details, Treasures&Text, Paper Pieces; Flags: Sand&Surf, Baby Boy; Ciao Chip: Amorie Guacomole

This collection is probably my favorite of the four. A toddler collection with bright, primary colors? Love! I had fun layering paper pieces with this one.

You can see more inspiration featuring the Tiny Tots collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.

You can see the full collection reveal HERE

Snow Removal Experts

Supply List
Christmas Cheer: Happy Hearts, Jingle all the Way, Paper Pieces, Trinkets, Treasures&Text; Ciao Chip: Sienna Alphabet-Ice; Lucky Starz: Color Wheel High Five Alpha; Designer Tape: Red Chevron, Yellow Chevron, Chevron Combo

This layout was inspired by the June sketch from Studio Calico, you can find it HERE.

You can see more inspiration featuring the Christmas Cheer collection in this post over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog.

...and those are the 4 new amazing collection for the Bella Blvd Summer 2014 release.  They start shipping September 1st, so keep an eye out for them at your local crafts store :)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Imaginisce: Patriotic week

We're celebrating the 4th of July with festive projects all week long over at the Imaginisce blog.  I've created a patriotic layout using the Perfect Vacation collection...

Sparkler Fun

Supply List
Imaginisce:  Perfect Vacation (Good Times, You Are Here, Anywhere You Go, Die Cut Tags); i-Rock Tool and Gems
American Crafts: White Cardstock, Border Punch System, Aqua Goodness Thickers

This red, blue and aqua combo from the Perfect Vacation collection was perfect for an Independence Day theme. I used several star shaped punches to give my layout the proper 4th of July feel, and finished the look with the i-Rock tool to make some 'fireworks'.

Be sure to check in at the Imaginisce blog often this week so you don't miss out on any of the patriotic inspiration!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Imaginisce: Birthday Card + Welcome Spring

Another Birthday card late to the mailbox.....√ √ √ check!! Actually, in my defense...I was out of the invitation size envelopes. Walmart doesn't carry them anymore, and I never get to a craft store. So, it's actually Walmart's fault....get your stuff together, Walmart!!
I used the Welcome Spring collection from Imaginisce for this card. It came with several little clear stamps, but I think this butterfly is my favorite...

Happy Birthday

Supply List
Imaginisce: Welcome Spring (Spring Stripe, Flutterbye, Butterfly clear acrylic stamp); i-Rock tool and gems
American Crafts: White Cardstock

I fussy cut the main butterfly from the Flutterbye patterned paper, leaving a little bit of a pink border. I topped it and the stamped butterflies with the little rhinestones designed to go with the i-Rock tool...and also used it to add 3 white dots under my sentiment.  So fun :)

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Imaginisce: Little Princess

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of guest designing for Top Dog Dies (You can see that post HERE).  In the mini album that I created for them, I made some circle flowers using the i-Top punches from Imaginisce. I loved how they turned out so much, that I decided they needed to be on a card...

Cheer Up Buttercup

Imaginisce: Little Princess (6x6 pad); i-Top punches
American Crafts: Cardstock (white, kraft); Baker's Twine

The i-Top punches are designed to use with the i-Top Tool to make your own brads using patterned paper. Instead, I just folded the tabs over and topped with a circle using dimensional tape. I love finding creative ways  to re-purpose my 
tools :)

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Bella Blvd: Friday Sketch

We worked with this awesome sketch over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog last Friday....

Here is my take on it:


Supplies:Summer Squeeze: Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Classic Calendars: Ice Calendar, Borders, Treasures & Text; Scattered Sprinkles: Oreo Sprinkles, Treasures & Text; Molly: Treasures & Text; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Saltwater; Designer Tape: Gray Dot; Button Market: Wood Mix

Although I had to scale everything down a bit, I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  Eliminating white space, and using one medium photo instead of three small photos was key in converting it to 8.5x11. I combined all three of the new mini collections for this layout.

Be sure to check out Friday's post to see 2 more projects inspired by the same great sketch!

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