Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spooky Cards to Inspire a Challenge

Some of the gals on the Imaginisce DT, Aphra, Liz and Melinda have come up with a "Spooky" challenge on the Imaginisce blog to inspire you for your Halloween cards.

Check out this post on the Imaginisce blog for details. The prize is a big one. Imaginisce is giving away a complete I-rock set + accessories and a complete Cottage Christmas Collection.

So what are you waiting for? Deadline for entries is Nov. 1st. So go create a Halloween card using your Imaginisce stash of product and the colors black, purple, green and orange and post it on the link tool at the bottom of the post.

Good luck!! Can't wait to see the entries.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo frame with Imaginisce Roly Rosies

If you are in the craft world, you know that paper flowers are all the rage right now. And Imaginisce has made making these adorable flowers very easy with the introduction of their new Roly Rosies and Pop-up Posies.

I tried my hand at making these are they are super easy to put together. All you need it the petal roller from Imaginisce and a hot glue gun. The directions are on the back of the package, but basically all you have to do, after punching out the flower from the package, is to put the end of the flower in the slot on the end of the petal roller and roll the flower up. Then you slip the petal roller out. Shape the flower how you want it and then glue the center of the flower down the base of the flower. Really easy to do.

So I made a cute little picture frame for a friend of mine that is about to have a baby girl.

I used a 4x6 wooden frame sanded it and painted it with some acrylic craft paint. I then added a little glitter glaze to the painted finish for a little sparkle. I hot glued the Roly Rosies (pink of course) in one of the corners of the frame and added a couple of leaves. I cut the baby girl's name out by using my cricut expression. I used the welding the shadow letters technique to make her name. And lastly I added a little Stickles to add some more sparkle to the flowers.

Products used: Paper Flowers, patterned papers, ribbon: Imaginisce; tools: Petal Roller by Imaginisce, Cricut Expression and Cricut Design Studio by Provo Craft; Cricut Cartridges: Calligraphy, Hello Kitty Font; Acrylic craft paint: Plaid Enterprises; Glitter Glaze: Making Memories; Wood frame: Michael's.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A home fall decor plaque

Hey everyone. With fall now if full swing, I thought I should show you a fast home decor piece that I made for Imaginisce. It was pretty quick to make and I loved how it turned out.

On this project, I had a little wooden oval plaque (Kaisercraft), that I painted with a burnt orange paint. Next I used some of the Tim Holtz distress inks to "distress" the look of the paint. Next, I cut out the cornucopia from my Lite Cricut cartridge Celebrate with Flourish. I believe this image was about 4" tall.

It did take a few tries to make sure I had all the paper layers the right color for the corresponding fruit or vegetable, but I think I got it pretty straight. Then I used some of my cuttlebug embossing folders to add texture to some of my layers. After gluing all the pieces together, I then pop dotted the cornucopia and placed it on my plaque.

And to finish it off, I used some of the Imaginisce Apple Cider  "Be Blessed" rubons.

So that is it. It was pretty simple to do and I really like how it turned out. I think I am definitely going to put it out at Thanksgiving for sure.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies used: wooden plaque: KaiserCraft; Patterned Papers & rubons: Apple Cider line by Imaginisce; Cardstock: Bazzill; Tim Holtz Distress ink; Acrylic Paint: Making Memories.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Diggin' for Dinos **Imaginisce**

Hey scrappers! Today's post will be short and sweet. Here is a double page layout that I did using the Imaginisce Dino Roar line and my newly acquired Dinosaur Tracks cricut cartridge. I took these photos when we visited the Whitey museum in San Antonio, TX. They had a cool dinosaur exhibit there. This was one of the play areas with an "excavation" pit.

I made the diecut shape by using my Cricut Design Studio software. Basically I welded triangles to the outside edge of a square on the George and Basic shapes cartridge. So if you don't have this cartridge, any cartridge with a basic square and triangle will do just fine. I also had to rotate the triangles at 90 deg, 180 deg, and 270 deg. before welding so the point of the triangle would be sticking away from the square to have the point on the outside. 

Next, I just cut the shape in half down the middle and split it up on either page.

This is one of the fossil die cuts on the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge. I did outline the inner edge of the fossil shape just to make the dinosaur shape stand out a little more. I also put i-rock metallic pearl studs on the "brush".

So that is all for today. There will be more soon.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Products used: patterned papers, chipboard, heat set gems & tool: Imaginisce; Cardstock: Bazzill; letters: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Cricut Expression

Monday, October 11, 2010

Want to win a Gypsy?

The Gypsy, by Provo Craft? Well then check out the Just Imagine blog today for a chance to win. It is super easy to enter!!! And they are giving 3 away!!! So what are you waiting for.......

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Imaginisce Project Challenge on Two Peas in a Bucket

Check out this cool challenge on the twopeasinabucket.com website.

Here is the link: Imaginisce Project Challenge on Twopeasinabucket.com

And here is the info from Twopeasinabucket:

We've seen Imaginisce product fly out of our warehouse...now we'd love for you to show us what you've been creating with it! Now is your chance to get some scrapping done AND enter to win when you use your favorite Imaginisce Apple Cider or Cottage Christmas products from Two Peas in your projects. There will be five lucky winners of an Imaginisce product prize pack valued at $63 - one of them could be you! Entering this challenge is easy!

*Create a Project of any theme and size using 50% Imaginisce product and tools such as the i-top™ brad maker or the i-rock™ gem fix tool.

*Upload your project to the gallery - don't forget to check the " Imaginisce Project Challenge” box under member challenges to be included in the challenge!

*Your Project should have at least FIVE tags associated with it. You will be prompted to give tags on the third step of uploading.

*Your Project should have at least THREE related products associated with it. Please note that to associate a product to your project, it must be available in the Two Peas store. You will be prompted to add related product on the last step of uploading.

*Projects must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. CST 10/25 to be entered into the challenge. The challenge runs October 1 through October 25, 2010.

*Two Peas in a Bucket will select five winners who will each receive a package from Imaginisce valued at $63 each. The winners will be announced on Jamie's blog [twopeasinabucket.com] on October 26th.

Have fun and good luck!

And Remember this is a Two peas in a bucket challenge so the project needs to be posted in their gallery: Two Peas Gallery

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Imaginisce Sketch Challenge!!!

Hey Scrappers! Good morning. Can you believe it is October already? It is actually in the 60's today here in Lousisiana. That is cool for us.

So let's get down to business. Imaginisce had posted their monthly sketch challenge on the Just Imagine blog. This month the sketch is by Cindy Steven. She really made cool sketch and an easy one to follow. So you have no excuse not to participate.

So....here is mine:

It felt like Christmas to me so since I am years behind I did a Christmas layout. I used the Cottage Christmas line by Imaginisce. I also dusted off the oldie but goody, Tags, Bags, Boxes and more Cricut cartridge to cut the tag out. I altered the size a little to make the tag longer with my Cricut Design Studio. I just love that software.

And here is the sketch:

So here is the scoop....two ways to win:

1) The Imaginisce design team created some amazing layouts for today's BLOG HOP! So hop on over to each of the team members listed below and leave a comment at each stop. You'll be entered to win a great prize package. Remember, leave one comment on as many of the blogs (and Imaginisce's) as you like and you'll have multiple chances to win a prize package of Imaginisce goodies. The winner will be announced on October 11th.

2) And another way to win is to  enter this month's sketch challenge and you could win a $75 prize package (see details below)!!

Do you like crafting with sketches? And how would you like to win a bunch of Imaginisce products? Try out the sketch for yourself and you could win $75.00+ worth of product (tools and/or paper). Create a card or layout using 75% IMAGINSCE PRODUCTS and Cindy's October Sketch for inspiration before OCTOBER 25th.

Post your sketch on your blog or online gallery AND then come back to this blog post on the Imaginisce blog and list your link via Mr. Linky. (Please make sure you link to the post with your layout and not just your blog). We will select a winner to be featured on our blog at the end of the month. And of course, that means you could win your choice of the i-top Tool package, i-rock package or a $75 prize Collection package!

Friday, October 1, 2010

"Party Time" with Imaginisce and Cricut

Hey y'all!!! Whew, busy, busy, like everyone, I am sure. Anyway, today's post I am showing a fairly simple double page birthday layout. Birthdays come around every year and you usually have a lot of pictures. So on this layout I am placing 6 4x6 photos on it (slightly trimmed).

This type of format can also be used for any type of event where you have more than 5 photos taken.

Here I used some felt in my I-top tool. I love using fabric to make the brads because it makes such a nice smooth brad. I also used my i-rock to add a little bling to the pom pom on my birthday hat with the metallic glam rocks

Here I used the Birthday Bash sticker glass. These stickers are cool because the background is silver.

And here is part of the title that I cut using my Cricut Expression. Love that machine!!! The carts that I used were the Simply Charmed cart to make the birthday hat, "Party" and the balloons, and the font is from the Robotz cart.

I really like using my Cricut with the patterned paper that I am working with because then the title matches so well.

That is it for now.

Oh, one more thing, I will be teaching this layout (along with another double page birthday layout) at a local scrapbook store, Scrappin Friendzee in Marrero, Louisiana. The class starts at 7:00PM on October 22nd. Please call the store at 504-341-8476 if you are interested in signing up for the class. And to make the sign up more enticing, you will have a chance to win an Imaginsice Splash Dance collection, just for signing up and paying for the class. How cool is that?!!

In the class we will make (2) 12x12 double page layouts and be using the I-top and I-rock Imaginisce tools. So, if you are in Louisiana and want a fun class on a Friday night, call Ms. Jackie at Scrappin Friendzee @ 504-341-8476 and sign up!!!

Have a good weekend!!!!