Friday, November 27, 2009

Cute & Easy Little Christmas Gift

Well here is another easy, little gift that could be given to a coworker or neighbor. I have featured the Polar Expressions line by Imaginisce. Not only is this gift easy and quick, but you are going "Green" by using the packing of the chipboard stickers.

First I got a pack of the Polar Expressions "Warm Wishes" chipboard stickers and mounted them on the packaging insert to take away the "sticky" back and trimmed around the edges. Next, I cut some small pieces of adhesive magnetic material and stacked two pieces on the back of each sticker.

Then I inked the edges of the chipboard stickers with my Copic markers and added a little "Bling Fling" to embellish the front of the sticker, just a bit. And now the refrigerator magnets are finished.

I placed the magnets in a cute little box that I made out of two pieces of the double sided papers.

I took left over strips from the paper that I just used to make the box and I cute the edges with a decorated wavy blade from my Purple Cows cutter and crossed the strips on the top of the box to simulate a tied ribbon. And lastly I embellished two poinsettias flowers with a custom made brad from my I-top and adhered it to the top of the box.

And that was it. This was a super easy gift that would be perfect for a teacher, coworker or even a neighbor. I hope you enjoyed it.

Products used: Patterned Papers, flowers, Bling, brad & brad maker: Imainisce; Trimmer: Purple Cows; Adhesive: Glue Dots International; Copic markers.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Home made Christmas ornaments

I was feeling a little crafty tonight and I decided to try something that I don't do very much, stamp. So the way I see this is, if I can do this project then you can. I have been wanting to try and make my own gifts this year and this is one thing that I came up with. I decorated my own ornaments. It was really fairly simple.

So here is the tutorial. I hope you enjoy it.

First I had to overcome the fact that I was going to have to stamp on a curved surface. I do not have a curved acrylic block so since the Snag em stamps from Imaginisce are easy to bend I decided to just use my hand to stamp the image on the glass ornament. But now I had to figure out a way to hold the glass ornament still. So with necessity the mother of invention I used my daughter's play doh to hold the ornament still while I stamped on it. Worked like a charm!

After I stamped the images with Stazon ink and let them dry I colored in a little with my Copic markers and then brushed the ornaments with glitter glaze.

While I was letting the ornaments dry I wrapped the holiday trims around the handle of a basket.

After the ornaments had dried I tied a ribbon on the top of the ornament for decoration.

Next, I decorated the front and back of the basket handle with a couple of the Polar Expressions poinsettias and finished them off with a brad made with my I-top.

And now the finished gift basket of ornaments.

This little gift basket was easy and fairly quick to make. I hope this inspires you to make some of your gifts this year.
Products used: Patterned paper (grass in basket), ribbon, stamps, poinsettias, I-top brad maker all by Imaginisce; Ink: Stazon; Copic markers; Glitter Glaze: Making Memories; Basket: Micheal's.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

And the winner is......

(to my blog post compition)

Anonymous said...
I am a fan!!!!!! Kristy
November 13, 2009 4:21 PM

Kristy send me your address and I will send you some Imaginisce goodies in the mail. You can contact me on my profile page and click on the "email" link.

Hey, what do they can't win if you don't play.

Congrats Kristy!

Be looking for more blog posting giveaways coming up.....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A little Friendly Competition....

There is nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. So check it out. You all know who I am pulling for to win, but hey winning $300 worth of glue would be sweet too!! So come on and become a fan of two great companies on facebook!! Go Imaginisce!!!!!!

And come back here and comment that you joined and you will be in the running for a give away for some Imaginisce goodies. So what do you have to loose. Deadline for my give away will be next Monday, Nov. 16th, so you have the weekend to comment. Good luck!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

I guess the word is out........

Thanks Imaginisce!!! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team!!

You can check out the announcemnt on the Imaginisce blog at Become a “folllower” on the Imaginisce blog and/or FACEBOOK page and you can win FREE PRODUCT!! How cool is free scrapbook stuff!!They pick people all the time to receive free products just for being a fan of Imaginisce. You can also find them on Facebook at
And thank you for all the wonderful congrats!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Have you ever wondered....

Why certain things happen? Like disappointments in life? Like when doors are shut and you just don't know why? But then something AMAZING happens and you think, "that is why". Today is one of those moments!!!! Stay tuned...................

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Beauty You See

This is a layout that I did a while ago, but I don't think I have ever posted it. I remember this day as we were running out the door to go to a Tball game (or maybe it was practice, not sure) and my son Jake stopped me and said, "Mommy look how beautiful". He was looking at the agapanthus blooming in our front yard. And as an avid scrapbooker, I already had my camera with me (to take pictures of the game) and so I snapped away. If he had not have stopped me then I would have missed them all together. This is the reason I scrapbook. I want to remember the everyday moments for years to come. Hope you enjoy it.

Products used: Stamps, patterned papers, die cuts, transparency and large journaling card: Fancy Pants Designs; Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Ink: Ranger.

Thanks for looking!