Monday, June 21, 2010

Don't forget......

Imaginisce is having their monthly sketch challenge and the deadline is soon. Click here to see June's sketch. This month's is by Kim Holmes. All you need to do is make a layout or card using 75% Imaginisce products and we will select a winner to get a $75 goodie box or I-top prize package!!! You really can't go wrong and the hard work is done for you.

So check out the sketch and don't forget to post a link to your blog entry with your sketch and you could win!! Good luck!! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Guest Blogger on the Imaginisce Blog!!!

I was so excited when Lori, our DT coordinator for Imaginisce asked us (the dt girls) if we would like to guest blog on the Just Imagine! blog. Before I even thought I about it I said yes and today I am the guest blogger on the Just Imagine blog.

If you have time check out my post. I wrote a tutorial about making a paper pieced kite. I just recently had a similar piece featured in a Club CK online article about handmade paper accents.

Here is the post on the Just Imagine blog: Guest Blog Post.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the tutorial!!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another To Love and Cherish Imaginisce Project

I could not, for the life of me, figure out what these little "rings" are called. You know the little drink rings that you put around the stem of a glass at a party so you don't loose your drink. I made these as a gift for someone that likes to entertain. They were pretty easy to do and a little blast to the past using "shrinky dink" plastic.

So the first think I did was to stamp on the shrinky plastic with one of the To Love & Cherish snag 'em stamps. The one I used is the flower. After I cut out the flowers I shrunk them in the toaster oven. This took about 3 minutes.

Next I has to enlist the help of my husband and he got his drill press out with a very tiny drill bit and we drilled holes into the one of the petals on the flowers so I could put the jump ring through.

Then I colored my flowers with my Copic markers and then set a flower center with my I-rock tool and Jewel hot rocks.

And lastly I threaded the large ring through the jump ring and bent the end up so the ring would stay intact around the stem of the glass. I think these were earring rings like the kind you find in the bead section of a craft store.

So that is it. It really is not too complicated and a pretty inexpensive handmade gift for a friend.

Hope you enjoyed it. And if you have a chance check out the Just Imagine! blog today. There is a picture of me and Ms. Jackie Daigle on there. This past weekend I demonstrated the i-top and i-rock tools at her 1 year anniversary celebration of Scrappin Friendzee.  Her customers loved the i-top and i-rocks so much she sold out that day!!! So if you can't find these awesome tools at your local scrapbook store ask them to carry them. We really need to support out local stores.

Products used: Acrylic stamp: Imaginisce; gems: Imaginisce; Markers: Copic; Jump rings: Tim Holtz for Advantus; Shrink plastic: unknown.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Splashin' into Summer with Imaginisce

Well I guess Summer is in full swing now. I know it is in the South. I think it will be in the 90's today. I just love the warm weather. That is why I live in the south. I love Louisiana for all it's culture, seafood and LSU and New Orleans Saints football. I guess the seafood might be on hold for this year because of the oil spill that British Protroleum has caused but hopefully in the near future it will be up and running.

Imaginisce has just released an adorable Summer/Beach line and I found some more summer "splashin'" pictures that are perfect for it.

We were on vacation last year in Orlando, Florida at my parent's time share. Jake could not swim to well so he hung on to his swim noodle and he had just as much fun as everyone else.

and here is a closeup

I used the Splash Dance collection from Imaginisce. I also used my I-rock in a few spots. And the sand dollar is cut from my Cricut using the Life is a Beach cartridge with some of the Whitewash Core'dinations cardstock. Letter stickers are American Craft and small letter stickers are Cosmo Cricket.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stupid Migraine!!

For all of you out there that suffer from these blasted headaches, is there anything that you do in particular to get relief? It seems like they are coming more and more. The nausea, vomiting, intense throbbing, aversion to light. What do you do to curtail these symptoms. Uuughhh....

Going back to lay down in a dark room, that is, if the kids will let me........

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A new Sketch with Imaginisce

Imaginisce has a sketch challenge every month. And if you participate you have a chance to win a $75 goodie box!!! I don't know if I have seen any other manufacturer give that much away. This month's sketch is made by Kim Holmes. This sketch was really easy to work with and you ought to check out all of the other Imaginisce DT members blog's for their takes on the sketch. There are so many different takes on it.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used the Scooter's Vacation line from Imaginisce. I also used my I-top and my new favorite tool the i-rock.

So if you want to participate, here is the sketch:

Just just hop on over to the Just Imagine blog to see how you can win some goodies.

To make it easier to find everyone's sketches here are the links:

So check everyone's out and participate. You have several weeks to get your sketch done. It can be a card or a layout, but remember it does need to be at least 75% Imaginisce products to be considered. Just post your entry on this link when you are finished and on July 1st a winner will be announced.

Thanks for stopping by!!