Thursday, November 29, 2012

A little mixin' 'n matchin'

Hi all, just wanted to share a LO I made for Imaginisce - the challenge for the DT was to create a project using pp from one collection, die-cuts from another, and chipboard embellies from a third. I love to mix things up a bit, so this was a really fun challenge for me!

PP is from "Love You More"
Die cut (title) from "Hello Cupcake"
Chipboard (leaves) from "Monster Mash"

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another giftbag!

These giftbags are so fun and addicting to make! I used the gorgeous Prima Almanac collection (I had the A4 paper pad), and the absolutely adorable "Shopping Bag Sophie" digi stamp from Sweet Nothings Stamp Company. I paper pieced her pants and top, as well as her bow and a few of the giftbags she's holding (how perfect is that for decorating a giftbag?? LOL).

For the black bling swirls and the black row of gems, I used Flourish With a Bling "Kate's Corner Flourish".

I added a gift-tag to the bag - I cut it out of the pp, backed it on sturdy black cardstock, and finished off with a large silver eyelet. For the butterfly, I added black and white stickles to the wing tips. The pretty black ribbon is from May Arts. And as always, Sophie is colored with Copics. Btw, if you want to pick up some of these bags to decorate yourself, they're super cheap at Michael's - I got a pack of 13, and they ended up being about a quarter each (after coupon).

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gearing up for WINTER

With some wintery home decor. But who says winter can' be bright and fun? I used the Teenie Beanie Sprout album from Punky Sprouts - I used the banner and bracket pages from two of these albums and put them together to create a fun banner. This month we're celebrating the season on the Punky blog, so come check out what the rest of the DT created as well :)

For more interest, I lightly distressed the edges with my scissors:

I also backed all the chipboard stickers with paper for more emphasis:

At the top of each page, and under some of the elements, I added icicles that I cut out of glitter cardstock:

I popped all the chipboard letters up with pop dots for more emphasis:

I added the doilies that I cut out using my Cheery Lynn die, and backed some of them with cardstock to help them stand out from the background paper. I also inked their edges:

Mini Album: Punky Sprouts (Teenie Beanie Sprout)
Paper, Dimensional Chipboard Stickers: Crate Paper (Snow Day)
Die-Cutting Machine: Sizzix (Big Shot)
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs (French Pastry Doily), My Favorite Things (Icicles)
Buttons: Fancy Pants Designs
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Chalk Ink: Tsukineko
Glitter Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View
Other: seam binding, chipboard letters, cardstock

Sunday, November 18, 2012

i-Challenge Weekend!!

Hi guys, today is the last day of the Imaginisce i-Challenge weekend and I have a brand new challenge for you. More info on how to enter can be found on the Imaginisce BLOG.


1. One upcycled/recycled item (I used old paintbrush)
2. Two stickers (I used one chipboard sticker and one layered sticker)
3. Three flowers
4. Four numbers (the small stickers for "2012" on the photo)
5. Five different patterned papers (I used papers from "Monster Mash" and "Love You More")

And here is my sample LO:

The winner for my challenge will with an i-Bond (glue gun) and glue sticks:

Also, one winner will be selected randomly to win the grand prize - you have to participate in all the challenges (there are a total of six) to be eligible:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love You More

All this week the new Love You More collection is being revealed on the Imaginisce BLOG. My projects are up on the blog today, and I wanted to share them on my blog as well. Love You More is a really beautiful Valentine's line, full of reds, pinks, and soft greys. This line comes with stickers, letter tickers, and washi tape :)


Paper, Stickers: Imaginisce (Love You More), Tools: Imaginisce (I-Rock, Glam Rocks), Foam Adhesive: Imaginisce, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Die Cutting Machine, Leaf Die: Sizzix (Big Shot), Chalk Ink: Tsukineko, Color Spray: Maya Road, Liquid Pearls: Ranger Industries, Other: doilies, cardstock.


Paper, Buttons: Imaginisce (Love You More), Foam Adhesive: Imaginisce, Die Cutting Machine: Sizzix (Big Shot), Dies: My Favorite Things (Icicles, Snowflakes), Cheery Lynn Designs (Deco Corner), Tim Holtz (Lamp), Sizzix (Flowers), Molding Paste: Liquitex, Color Spray: Maya Road, Glitter Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View, Lace: American Crafts, Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Marker: American Crafts, Tools: Sewing Machine, Chalk Ink: Tsukineko, Other: cardstock, cheesecloth.


Hi guys, sorry for not picking a winner sooner - it's been a super busy week due to multiple reasons...I'm sure you all know how that goes. So, I won't make you wait any longer....

the winner of my Imaginisce giveaway is...

Carla from Utah!

Carla, please email my your addy at and I will get your prize out to you ASAP.

Everyone, thank you for commenting and to all my new followers!

Also, I wanted to respond to a couple comments...

Missy, I am so sorry about your loss. Sending you big hugs, as well as birthday wishes!

Adriana, Happy birthday!!

And to everyone who left such sweet comments about my work and my YouTube videos, a big huge thank you!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sweet Nothings November Challenge

The new challenge for Sweet Nothings Stamp Company is up on their BLOG today, and it's a color challenge. I used Balloon Sophie (colored with Copics and printed on X-Press It paper) to make a card. I trimmed the balloons out, and added a butterfly that Sophie has on a leash of twine (from The Twinery :)

The pp is 6x6 pad of Bo Bunny "Gabrielle". Hope you like!

And here is the finished inside. The butterfly is Bo Bunny and the background pp is Webster's Pages.

And here is the inspiration photo for the color challenge:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Veteran's Day Blog Hop!

Hi guys, I'm the last stop on the Imaginisce Veteran's Day blog hop for today - so when you're done here, head on back to the Imaginisce Blog. Make sure you read all the way to the end though - I have a little giveaway today!

I made a card using a free vintage digi image I found on the web - super easy to do just by Googling whatever topic you need an image for. I used some red and blue Imaginisce papers and accented with red, sparkly hot rocks, using my I-Rock. I also finished off the inside with some red white and blue ribbon.

And since this is a card to thank the men and women who have served our country, putting their lives on the line for us, I also wanted to enter it in the Cheery Lynn "Give Thanks" challenge.

Paper: Imaginisce (Hello Cupcake, Makin' Waves)
Tools: I-Rock, Hot Rocks
Doily Die: Cheery Lynn (French Pastry Doily)
Leaves Die: My Favorite Things
Heart Die: Tim Holtz
Die-Cutting Machine: Sizzix (Big Shot)
Flowers: Recollections,
Ink: Tsukineko
Ribbon: May Arts
Twine: The Twinery
Velvet Ribbon: Maya Road
Wood Banner: Studio Calico
Liquid Pearls: Ranger Industries
Other: cardstock, vintage image

And now for the giveaway - all you have to do is leave a comment and be a follower of my blog to be entered to win (you can click on the picture for a larger image):

Here's what's included:

1. Sole Sisters Collection:
- 6 sheets of pp from the collection
- Canvas Stickers
- Die-Cuts Package
- Sticker Stackers
- Jounraling Sticker Stackers
- Chipboard Stickers

2. Monster Mash Collection:
- 6 Sheets of pp
- Canvas Stickers

3. Christmas Cheer Collection (just in time for the Holidays!!)
- 6 Sheets of pp
- Canvas Stickers

So, make sure you leave a comment and follow my blog to be entered to win the giveaway described above, and then head on back to the Imaginisce Blog.

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Wish" Card

Today, I wanted to share a card I created using two of my favorite things - a Saturated Canary stamp colored with Copics and Cheery Lynn dies. The challenge at Saturated Canary is to create a shaped card, and the challenge at Cheery Lynn is to create a vintage card. I used some gorgeous Crate Paper, which has my favorite combination - bright and vintage all in one.

Rubber Stamp: Saturated Canary (Circus Trixie)

Cheery Lynn dies:
- French Pastry Doily
- Dancing Doily Lace Border
- Lace Corner Deco B

For close-ups, you can click on the images:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Imaginisce DT call!

Free Sweet Nothings stamp offer!

And here's the info from the Sweet Nothings blog about the digi:
I'm happy to announce that for the month of November, we're offering a FREE digital image. Send us an EMAIL when you've completed the 4 other simple steps and we'll get Uptown Sophie out to you. Well... your inbox that is :)
Please allow 24-72 hours for image.

Here are our links:

Don't forget that we offer Creative Challenges every other month. And what better way to use a free digi than to enter and possible win an exciting prize?
Next one runs November 13-27. Check back here for more info.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your new free digi! We can't wait to see what you create with it!