Friday, June 26, 2015

Sweet Strawberry Summer Gift Set with Imaginisce

Summer, summer, summer...I love it and all that comes along with it.  I am so excited to see all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that have been growing in my yard.  My berries are growing so well and I am excited to start eating them.  Every time I am outside, I love to snag a few off my bushes.  So, when I saw these adorable Strawberry designs in the Silhouette Store, I knew they were perfect to use with the Heartland Farm Collection and they remind my of my summer berries.

This first one is a strawberry purse.  I used the Heartland Farm patterned papers, the I-Rock and Hot Rock Gems to resemble the seeds of the strawberry and some cardstock from American Crafts.

Look at this adorable jar...I really love this one and again more Heartland Farm patterned papers and Hot Rocks!  The little strawberry is from the Heartland Farm Die Cut Cardstock Shapes.

Lastly this fun strawberry card...continuing with the same supplies that are on the purse and jar.  What a cute set right?  This would be a good gift set to give to someone as a "get well", "just because" or "I am thinking about you", kind of gift.  I have a feeling this set will be gone real soon.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I also hope that you pull out you Imaginisce Tools frequently and use them.  They add so much to all kinds of crafting projects.  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the fun projects the design team has been creating!  Thanks fro stopping in and until next time!

Imaginisce Supplies: 
Patterned Paper, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes and Adhesive Enamel Dots (Heartland Farm Collection), Hot Rocks and I-Rock Tool

American Craft Supplies:
Twine, Cardstock and Foam Dots

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Imaginisce Heartland Farm Cards

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I've said it before, but don't you just love the Heartland Farm Collection from Imaginisce?  The fun, bright and cheery colors and patterns are perfect for just about any paper  crafting project.  So, today I am sharing with you a couple of cards I made.

In combination with this collection, I used Imaginisce's Petal Roller, a must have if you love making handmade paper flowers.  This tool makes it so much easier and faster to create these cuties.  Let's have a closer look.

I layered these rolled flowers to give them a different look than just simple roller flower.  I'm also loving the new Wood Pieces and Denim Pockets that come with this collection.

This card is a little different.  I used just the roller flowers and then add some of the Adhesive Enamel Dots

Super cute right?  If you haven't scooped up the Heartland Farm Collection or the Petal Roller...there is still time.  Have fun and get crafty with this collection. Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog to see all the crafty goodness the design team has been doing!  Until next time!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

XOXO...JustNick Project with My Cute Puppy!

I can't tell you how excited I am to be here and creating for the JustNick Design Team. I love crafting with my my Silhouette Cameo.  The JustNick cut files are absolutely fabulous and I am thrilled to be sharing with you what I create using these files.
I made this fun layout using the XOXO Background and the Stems for Stephanie cut files.  The cute puppy...well that is my little Maltese Rango.  Ever since we got him, he has become such a big part of our family.  He is so deserving of a cute layout don't you think?
The Stems for Stephanie file is perfect for layering.  All of the flowers fit really well together and I love working with flowers on my projects.  
Background files add so much to a layout.  If I feel that my layout is lacking something...I find a background file and add it in.  The JustNick Store has so many fun background files and all of them so fun and unique.  I'm going to be a busy girl playing with all of these.  
I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I look forward to sharing many more projects with you and these awesome cut files.  Make sure you are stopping by the JustNick Store frequently because new files are added weekly!  Until next time and happy cutting!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Life Is Good with Imaginisce!

I love this picture!  It makes me excited for the fun camping trips our family has coming up this summer.  I also love the fun, happy colors of the Heartland Farm Collection...perfect for my camping and summer layouts!

When you are thinking about adding some subtle additions to your project, have you thought about using the D-Stress Tool from Imaginisce?  Well, that's just what I did.  Today I would like to share with you my layout using the D-Stress Tool!

I cut out this title using my Silhouette Cameo.  Using the D-Stress, I sanded all around the edges of the title.  To make it stand out even more, I used American Crafts Slick Writer Pen. The whole outside of my layout is sanded as well.

I'm loving the little stamps that come with the Heartland Farm Collection. I used heat embossing to make this tree stamp.  I also used the D-Stress on the Die Cuts from this collection and the clouds that I cut out from my Silhouette Cameo.

Have you tried using the D-Stress Tool?  Let me tell you, I was thrilled when I received this tool from Imaginisce.  I used to use sandpaper to get the look that I wanted.  This tool gets in ever corner and hard to sand areas.  I love it! Make sure you stop by the Imaginisce Blog to see what the design team is up to! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you get the chance to play with this tool!

Imaginisce Supplies: Patterned Paper, Clear Acrylic Stamp and Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (Heartland Farm Collection), D-Stress
American Crafts Supplies: Cardstock, Slick Writer Foam Dots

An Easy Way to Create Dimension Using Carta Bella's Element Stickers!

Do you like the look of epoxy stickers?  I have and I love the dimension they add to my projects and if you know me, you know I love adding dimension.  Today I have an easy layout tutorial on creating dimension using Carta Bella’s Element Stickers and some of their Silhouette Designs (all supplies on this project are listed at the bottom of this post with links).

First off, I cut out some die cut designs from Carta Bella in the online Silhouette Store.  I arranged then on my page, layered them and used foam adhesive for dimension.

Next, I decided on the Element Stickers I wanted to use and adhered them down.  Then using Glossy Accents from Ranger, I added a small layer all over the sticker, making sure to cover all areas and let it dry completely. 

This is what my stickers looked like when I was finished.

I do this every so often because it is an easy way to at some dimension and change the look of my projects.  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have fun creating with Carta Bella’s Element Stickers.  Make sure you are stopping by the Carta Bella Paper Blog to see what's new and what the design team has been creating!

Carta Bella Supplies:

Friday, June 5, 2015

Carta Bella Embossing Folder Cards!

Good morning!  Today I'm excited to share with you some cards that I made using some of Carta Bella’s new embossing folders.  I love thinking of and finding new ways to use products.  Here is a quick idea for you!

First pick the size of your card.  Run the front part of your card through your manual die cutting machine making sure you follow the directions for embossing.  I used Carta Bella’s Ogee Embossing Folder and Designer Cardstock.

Once you have your embossed image, decide which parts of the embossed image you would like to cut out and cut them out using a craft knife.

Now that you have cut out all of the areas you’d like, adhere patterned paper to the other side of the card.  This technique gives the card a pop of color.

I personally think the fun part is dressing up and embellishing.  So, using your favorite Carta Collection…makes your card beautiful!  I used the new Travel Stories Collection.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  Now, it’s your turn to dip into those embossing folders!  Also, make sure you are checking the Carta Bella Paper Blog for all kinds of inspiring ideas by the design team!

Carta Bella Supplies:
Kraft Vellum Cardstock

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Embellish Your Projects with Carta Bella Designer Stamps and Dies!

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I enjoy the most about putting together a project is embellishing it and adding those special touches that make my project unique.  Today I'd like to show you how using Carta Bella’s Designer Dies and Stamps can embellish and add those finishing touches to your projects (links to all the supplies are at the end of the blog post in the supply list).

I put together this cute little drawers and I wanted to embellish the drawers themselves.  For the first drawer, I used a die set for the flower and leaves.  The center of the flower is a stamp and it made the perfect flower center.  Instead of simply stamping it, I heat embossed it to make it stand out more. 

The center box was more of the same, die cuts and heat embossing.  I ink stamped the little saying tag on the butterfly.

This cute bicycle stamp was also heat embossed and the little hearts stamped.  To make everything stand out even more, I used foam adhesive.

I thought this drawer could be used several different ways; maybe just for looks, storing some of your favorite trinkets or give it as a gift with little gifts inside each drawer.

So, no matter what kind of project you are creating, these fun designer stamps and dies are perfect for embellishing your projects and what’s even better, they are smaller enough for layouts, mini albums or any altered projects.  Make sure you are stopping by the Carta Bella Paper Blog to see all of the fun projects made by the design team!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting with Carta Bella!

Carta Bella Supplies:

Echo Park Supplies:

A Little Puppy Love...Heartland Farm Collection!

Happy Wednesday!  We've made it halfway through the week!  Today I have a fun layout featuring my hubby, our adorable dog and of course the ever so popular Heartland Farm Collection!  I know I've said it before, but aren't the colors and patterns in this collection fantastic?  I am loving the versatility this collection offers.  I get so excited to get it out and use it.

So, have you had a chance to check out the fun new Wood Pieces in this collection? I decided to use one of them as a center for a flower as well as the I-Top and Brad Daddies to create the other flower centers.  The I-Top is perfect for this and is always my go to tool when creating centers for my flowers.

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I created this fun title and added the tiny alphas onto part of the title.  For the title I used American Crafts works perfectly with my Silhouette Cameo.

Finally, besides this awesome collection...the stars of my layout; my hubby Sam and our adorable dog Rango.  So sweet right?  You will notice in my layout the large heart and filigree rose. Those were also made with my Silhouette Cameo, the Heartland Farm Collection and American Crafts Cardstock...all a wonderful combination!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have had a chance to get this fun collection into your crafty hands because it is must have for your scrappy stash!  Make sure you stop by the Imaginisce Blog to see what the design team has been creating with this fun collection! Have a wonderful Wednesday and see you all next time!

Imaginisce: Patterned Paper, Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes, Wood Pieces and Adhesive Enamel Dots (Heartland Farm Collection)
American Crafts: Cardstock, Foam Adhesive, Wood Veneer (Studio Calico)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My Design Team Intro...Up on the JustNick Blog Today!

I'm thrilled to be sharing with you my first project with the JustNick Design Team as part of my into on the JustNick Blog today.  I created this layout using the Fancy Floral Cut File.  When I say this one, I knew I had to create with it for my first project.  Take some time to stop by the Justnick Blog to learn a little more about me!  Here are a few closeups of my project!

Monday, June 1, 2015

I'm Happy to Announce....

I'm so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be on the JustNick Design Team!  For those of you who don't know what kind of team this, well let me tell you!  The fabulous creator of this team and Nicole Nowosad has decided to start her journey and share with you her talents of creating cut files that can be used on digital cutting machines.  I am thrilled to be creating with these fabulous cut files and I can't wait to share them with you!  Make sure you go and check out the files at JustNick!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Couple of Cute Farm Cards!

Good morning!  I have a couple of cards to share with you all today.  I made these using the Heartland Farm Collection from Imaginisce.  In this collection there are these fun Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes that I thought would make the most adorable cards.

To make these cards, I used my Silhouette Cameo and designed these easy to do if you are a Silhouette junky like myself. 

I cut a circle in the center of the cards and adhered these cut farm animals on.  On the inside of the cards I used some patterned paper from the Heartland Farm Collection.  It gave these cards a kind of 3D look with patterned paper in the background.

There are so many fun things to make with this collection and I look forward to making more, such a fun collection to work with!  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog to check out all of the fun projects the design team is creating and I hope to see you really soon with more projects with this collection...until then!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day with Carta Bella!

Besides honoring those who served and died for our country as well as loved ones who passed before us, on Memorial Day, our family does love to get together for a BBQ.  I thought these oh so cute fortune tellers would make a great Memorial Day table decoration for our BBQ’s.

I frequent Pinterest as most do and I came across a project similar to this and I wanted to give it a go, so I've created this easy to follow picture tutorial for you!

Cut your patterned paper into 8 inch squares.  You can really do whatever size you’d like, but this the size I picked. 

I used my Score-Pal and scoring bone for some of this tutorial, but you don’t have to use one.  You can simply fold by hand, after all isn’t that how we did it as kids?

When you have a completed fortune teller, turn it upside down and now you have a fun container to hold treats to put on your BBQ picnic tables when you have that Memorial Day BBQ.

After you have pierced a hole in the center of the upside down fortune teller, insert a shish kabob skewer down the hole.  Stick it all the way through so the skewer touches whatever it is sitting on.  This will help it to stand up.

Make adorable tags using Carta Bella’s or Echo Park’s Silhouette Designs, Designer Stamps, Designer Dies and Element Stickers.  My supply list is at the bottom of this post so you can see what I used to create the tags.

Finally, fill them with some sweet treats.  Use these cuties to adorn your Memorial Day picnic tables or around your home.  When you are done using them, you can give them to the kids and let them make use them as fortune tellers!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have enjoyed my project and I hope it inspires you to create something fun for Memorial Day!  Make sure you are frequenting the Carta Bella Paper Blog for more inspiring projects by the design team!

Carta Bella Supplies:

Echo Park Supplies:
Designer Dies Phrases #1 Die
Echo Park Silhouette Design US Map