Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Release Party for Good Dog by Imaginisce

It's a P-a-r-t-y!!  A "Good Dog" party with Imaginisce.  They have released this SUPER cute collection this week.  So if you are looking for the perfect collection for your little (or big ;) pooch...here it is!

My son is an absolute DOG LOVER.  This collection is made for him and his furry friends.  The adorable Good Dog Collection is perfect for bringing your love for dogs center stage.    The paper and embellishments made it so easy to create this layout.  All the colors and patterned paper coordinate so well together.  And the Doggie Die Cuts are the CUTEST!  I layered several patterned papers together to create the base of the layout.  I love creating my own embellishments so I hand cut and matted the dog bone for an oversized embellishment to balance the 5”x7” photo I used.  I made a dog tag for  journaling with the Diary Sticker Stacker and ribbon.  I also hand cut the hearts that I placed throughout the page, giving them dimension with foam tape and rhinestones.

Patterned Paper:  Dog Parade, Dog Speak, Dawg Dayz, Spotty Dog, Dog Dreams.  Doggy Die Cuts, Doggy Diary Sticker Stacker.   Rhinestones, Blue Ribbon.  Tools:  I-Rock, I-Punch, I-magicut Ribbon Cutter, Foam Tape.

Good Dog Mini Album:

As soon as I saw the fun designs in the Good Dog collection I knew there was a mini album in my future!  The idea for the shape of the pages came from the collection itself:  The heart, dog bone, food  bowl and dog house pages were all drawn and hand cut to mimic the smaller shapes found on the papers and embellishments.  I wanted each page to be a different shape so that it would catch your eye without even opening the album.  In a mini album it is sometimes tough to make space for journaling.  In this album I used the Doggy Mail cutouts and made them their own page in the album so that there was plenty of room for journaling.

Supplies used:
Patterned Paper:  Dog Parade, Doggy Mail, Dog Speak, Dog Dreams, Dog Biscuits, Dawg Dayz, Spotty Dog, In the Dog House, Paw Prints.
Fur-Ever Friends Sticker Stackers, Doggy Diary Sticker Stacker, Doggy Die Cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you LOVE this new collection as much as I do.

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

No Ordinary Calendar with My Mind's Eye

Do you have any old (or in my case new and never been used) picture frames floating around?  I've had this picture frame sitting around my house, in closets, in the attic, survived two garage sales, etc., etc. etc.  I just couldn't figure out what to do with the thing!  And then VIOLA!  I had this great idea to upcycle it and make it into a calendar!


 I started with my picture frame that is 16x20.  I painted the glass with several coats of Martha Stewart's Chalkboard paint.  Once the paint dried and I decided what size to make the actual calendar portion, I used a good 'ol Sharpie to draw the grid.  I wanted the squares to be a fair size, so I made them 2"x2", making the total dimensions of the grid 14"x10" (LxH).

Once the grid was drawn on, the fun began!  Embellishing the frame with the My Minds's Eye-The Sweetest Thing, Tangerine "I Want It All" Bundle from Fotobella.com.  Let me tell you....I used EVERY embellishment in the bundle!  The sky was the limit in this project!!  And I hope you agree, it was well worth it!  I am totally IN LOVE with this calendar!

And what I really love???  That I found these fabulous Chalk markers to write on the calendar with.  It cleans with a damp cloth and they write beautifully!  No yucky, dusty, chalky mess.

Here's some closeup shots of all the fun details on this calendar:

And one more finale shot!

Now, hurry! Go! Scour the house for a picture frame and make your own!  Don't forget to grab the My Mind's Eye-The Sweetest Thing, Tangerine "I Want It All" Bundle! from Fotobella.com

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Childhood Memories by Imaginisce

Hello, so glad you could join me today to celebrate the release of Imaginisce's new collection, Childhood Memories!  Hooray!!!  This was one of the first collections I was lucky enough to work with for my first Design Team project.  I love this collection!  It's full of vibrant, fun colors that go perfectly with those pictures of active little children playing to their hearts content.  

I created this 12x12 layout using photos of my kids playing at the park.  I was inspired by this collection to capture those carefree moments that kids so easily embrace.  I thought the kite, clouds and making the pinwheels were the perfect embellishments to accompany these photos!  

The pinwheels are a very fun addition to this page.  The centers were made using the I-top tool and brads.  And the bling was added using the I-rock rhinestone setter.  Both tools are made by Imaginisce!



I made a second layout with this collection.  In this layout, I was inspired by the bouncy balls in the bounce house photos I used, to create numerous circle embellishments throughout the layout.  I further embellished the circles by create pennants out of the stickers "Giggles", "Play", and "Care Free". 


And because I am lovin' that I-rock tool, I added some Hot Rocks to the pennants and the circle at the bottom of the page.

I hope that you are as excited about this collection as I am!  It's available now, so add it to your supplies stash and get to scrappin' those fun filled childhood memories photos!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sneak Peek Childhood Memories

Hey there!  I wanted to show a quick peek of what I've been putting together with the soon to be released Imaginisce Childhood Memories Collection.

It's such a fun and colorful collection.  Hope you stop by next week, when my projects will be revealed during Imaginisce's product release party woohoo!

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I'm Baaaack!

Every week for the past few weeks, I kept thinking I would make that week's WOYWW...hahaha the joke was on me!  What did you miss over the past few weeks???  Well the usual scrappy mess while I was getting design team projects together, "Santa's" Workshop...boy was that a doozy of a mess!  That was a "top secret" event....of course!

And a photo I can show you....

My daughter's pile of craftiness....she was making cards...you can see her blonde head just over the table.  She had to move on to using the floor as her workspace, ha!  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  She was experiencing a WHIRLWIND of Creatvity...lol  I thought it was pretty good for a 5 year old :) but of course I am bias!  ;)


And now...for what my desk looks like today, during an actual WOYWW week.

If you look closely you will see goodies from the NEW Imaginisce Childhood Memories Collection!  I had to move the projects off the desk thought....because you can't see them yet ;)

Thanks for stopping by this week for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Take time to visit http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.com to see what all the work desk spying fun is all about!

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Imaginisce Debut

Hooray, Hooray, today is THE day!  My introduction day as a 2013 Imaginise Design Team member on the Imaginisce blog:  Imaginisceblog.com.  I simply cannot express how lucky and excited I feel to be a part of this team!!!

Today....I also get to share a few of the projects that I submitted to the Design Team call that landed me a spot on this fabulous team.

Are you ready???  Here it goes...

Hunting Games 12x12 Layout-Imaginisce Happy Camper Collection

Invitation-Imaginisce Animal Crackers Collection

Visit Imaginisceblog.com to view the other two projects I submitted:

Life Is Fun Mini Album-Imaginisce Berrylicious Collection

12x12 Layout Celebrate The Season-Imaginisce Jingle All The Way Collection
(sneak peak)

Many thanks to Imaginisce for choosing me for the 2013 Design Team!!!  

I am looking forward to a fabulous year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Butterfly Carried Away Tag

Hello! The collection I have had the pleasure of working with this month for Fotobella is My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Bundle. From that bundle I have chose to make a tag with the "Together" theme of the collection. The pink, green, yellow and orange combination in this collection is really beautiful. I was inspired to make this tag by the butterfly stickers on the "Together" Sticker Sheet. However, I made my butterflies using the Lifestyle Crafts Butterfly border die. I used the single small and large die that are included with the border die.

I cut the small butterflies out of the patterned paper in the "Together collection. The large butterflies were cut out of a scrap of pearlized white cardstock I already had in my stash.

The butterflies were adhered using pop dots and embellished the butterflies with aqua and gold Stickles.

The base of the tag is cut from the piece of cardstock that is the backing in the enamel dot packaging.

I then covered the white part of the tag with the floral decorative tape and trimmed around the edges with an Xacto knife.

I then wrapped the bottom of the tag with frilly, sheer, pink ribbon.

I punched a hole in the top of the tag and tied a sheer, aqua ribbin through it. I used the same ribbon to make a bow and adhere to the bottom left of the tag.

Hope you enjoy this beautiful tag.