Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Lori!!!

So I am a little late in wishing this, but the DT coordinator for Imaginisce had a birthday yesterday and I just wanted to give her a big shout out!! So Happy Birthday Lori!!! I really enjoy being part of the Imaginisce Team and knowing you.

If I lived closer I would give this to you to wear.

I made this birthday badge from the new, not released yet, badge backers for the I-top brad maker. I have had the chance to play with them and they are pretty cool. Keep your eyes opened for them.

Products used: Papers, ribbon, flowers and badge backer with the I-top brad maker all by Imaginisce.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little Snow Princess

I know, I know, I really need to scrap the boys a little more. Charlotte just takes such cute little girl pictures. In the past 14 months it has snowed 3 times here!! I live in south Louisiana. It just does not snow here. Anyway, our last frigid bout with mother nature was a week ago. Here are some photos that I took.

I even mixed it up a bit and used the Lucy Bird line for a winter layout. I threw in some of the Fairest of them all collection as well.

Products used: Patterned papers, ribbons, rubons, chipboard elements, stickers: Imaginisce; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; border punch: Martha Stewart; Pen: Copic.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Do you like challenges? And free product?

Thought that might get your attention. So go check out the Imaginisce facebook page and look at the weekend challenge. Some of the entries are pretty entertaining. I have to say, I really need to learn how to photoshop like some of those gals. And the girl thinking about her I-top at her wedding!!! Really? LOL!! Go check it out. What do you have to loose.

Here's the post: WEEKEND CHALLENGE: Post a photo on Imaginisce's Facebook page...
or your blog (post the link on Imaginisce facebook page) OF**YOU HOLDING the i-TOP TOOL** (if  you don't have one, then photoshop one onto a picture, borrow a friends or go to the store & take a photo of you holding it). Monday morning they will post the winner!!

And don't forget about the February sketch challenget that is going on as well. Here is the link.

the winner will receive an i-top gift package or $75 worth of other Imaginisce products. They have until the 25th to turn in their layout.

Have fun with the challenges!!!!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Vegtables for Breakfast"

If you know me at all, you know I have a love for my Cricut Expression. I just love being able to make my own embellishments to really customize my project. Anyway, on Thanksgiving morning, this past year, I was cutting up vegtables for a tray for everyone to snack on while I was preparing the big meal and my little Charlotte wanted to eat the raw vegtables. She really wanted to eat them for breakfast. So I let her. I figured what would it hurt. It reminded me of when I was a child and I told my mother "mom, don't tell anyone that I like brocolli".

So being the avid picture taker that I am, I took pictures of this "everyday moment". And here is the result. I used the fab "Lucy Bird" line from Imaginisce. I just love all the bright colors. This layout is mostly paper, but I used some of the coordinating Lucy Bird puffy stickers.

And the best part about this layout is that it was fairly quick. And layering the Lucy Bird papers was quite easy. Even though the patterns are different, they certainly coordinate well.

This is just a close up of part of the title.

Products used: Pattered papers and puffy stickers: Imaginisce; Cricut cartridge "From my Kitchen" & "Mickey Font": Provo Craft.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another 30 minute layout

Okay, I am not much a single photo scrapper. I usually take more than one photo per occasion that I scrapbook. This photo is the exception. Well actually it is not. You should see the proceeding 10 photos before I got this halfway decent one. None the less this was the only suitable one. I was trying to get a "self portrait" photo of me and the three kids. This was the best one out of the session.

This is a layout that I did out of the Detour line from Glitz Designs. The Glitz girls (except Laura. We missed you Laura) were in LA for the weekend to teach classes at local scrapbook stores. I had the opportunity to briefly sit in one of the classes that they were teaching. And this was one of the layouts that they taught. I did add to it a little, but the basic layout inspiration was from the class. I really wanted to go to other classes, but alas, motherly familial duties got in my way.

This layout took all of 30 minutes to completely put together. I love my Cricut Expression machine, but there is something to be said about premade embellishments and letters. They are fast! And the Glitz girls base their products on that. To make fast scrapbook pages.

Face it, I would love to spend hours on a layout. And sometimes I do, but the fact is, you just can't beat a 30 minute layout. Hope you like it!

Products used: Patterned papers, letter stickers, cardstock sticker, glitzers: Glitz Designs. Chipboard letters and small alpha letters: Cosmo Cricket. Inks: Ranger, Versamagic. Pen: Copic.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Imaginisce "jewerly" box

Here is a little "jewelry" box that I made for my daughter. It is actually supposed to be a ribbon holder by Kaisercraft. It was pretty simple to make and I just love putting things together then decorating them.

First all I did was put the box together (with glue and clamps) and then painted it. The paint I used was the household wall paint that I had used to paint the walls in my daughter's room. Keep this in mind the next time you paint a room. Save your leftover paint and you can use it to paint home decor pieces and they will match perfectly.

Ater the paint dried I put some of the Lucy Bird border rubons along the bottom edge and on the back part of the lid.

Then I made a covered brad with my I-top brad maker and put it on a matching flower. My husband had drilled a small hole in the lid and I put the brad through the lid.

And that is it. I have some of my daughter's hair clips in the box instead of jewelry. I even put a piece of the printed cardstock in the slots of the box so I can put other smaller hair clips in the front part so they are easy to find.

This did take a little time to assemble the box and the glue and the paint drying time, but it was pretty simple and it matches her room perfectly.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Do you like sketches?

Well if you do then read further....Imaginisce is starting something new on the Just Imagine! blog. They are going to have monthly sketch challenges. One of the DT members will construct a sketch and then you will see what the DT members did with the sketch. Then you will have a chance to participate.

Here is how you play.
Imaginisce is giving away a $50 prize package to one lucky winner...but the catch is that you have to  leave a comment on all of the DT member blogs that participated in the sketch for the the Just Imagine! blog and they'll be entered to win for each blog post comment they leave (one per blog). Make sense??

So if you are still with me, here is the sketch for February's challenge:

by Julie Bonner. Her sketches are amazing. You really ought to check out her blog.

And here is my take on the sketch. I used the Lucy Bird collection from Imaginisce.

I hope you like it. And don't forget to check out the Just Imagine! blog for all the details. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Products used: Patterned papers, flowers, rubons, custom made brads, cardstock stickers: Imaginisce; Foam letters: American Crafts; Scallop punch: Marvy Uchida; Pen: Copic.