Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Click it with Cricut at Imaginisce

It's time again for another installment of Click it with Cricut at Imaginisce this week and this time we are playing with the Once Upon a Princess cartridge from Provocraft and the Enchanted collection from Imaginisce.  I can't think of a better match than these two products, but I will let you be the judge of that.
Melinda Spinks, Robyn Schaub and I were charged with showcasing a theme of our choice from both of these products and we thought it would be fun to play with the adorable dolls and dress them up with Enchanted...
I had way too much fun creating this thinking of you card.  I just could not get enough of the adorable little umbrella and raincoat set to which I added some i-rock glam rocks as the buttons and accents.  My daughter asked if she could have this card, because it looks more like something to play with than to send in the mail - LOL.
I also had to make something with these cute little pajamas and tiny bunny slippers.  It was the perfect outfit to create this invitation for a sleepover.  Can you imagine the glee from a little girl who receives an invitation like this?  Not sure that the actual sleepover would be as exciting as receiving the card.

Please pop over to the Imaginisce blog for the other projects from Melinda and Robyn and the directions for the cuts on these cards.  Also, I think there might even be some prize opportunities if you leave a comment here and at the other blogs.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

New Nikki Sivils Collection!

Is this not the most perfect collection for "little stinkers" like mine?  I created this page with the adorable Max and Mollie collection from Nikki Sivils.  The little skunks are about as cute, mischievous and amazing as my two little munchkins - see for yourself in the photo - LOL.  I really appreciate the fun spring colors in this collection and the animal motifs are great for this time of year.  You can now find Nikki Sivils papers at, so be sure to head over to check out what is available.
Love how Nikki includes an upper and lower case alphabet with both her letter stickers and the mini letter stickers.  She knows how to pack a sticker page!  I had some fun with combining both of them together in my title.

I can't seem to make a page without Nikki's adorable burlap buttons.  They already have the adhesive on the back and are the easiest to add and most striking part of the project.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Imaginisce Fun with Fabric

This week at Imaginisce we are all a hop about the i-rock tool and to kick it off with style and flair, today we are sharing our ideas for how to use the i-rock on Fabric.  Customized jeans seem like a luxury fit for a little princess.
My daughter was really excited about her custom jeans with plenty of bling and unique style.  They were so easy to make that she helped me put them together.
I used the i-rock Swirls Stencil to create the design on the jeans and flipped the pattern to make them match on both sides.
This was a great opportunity to use my i-top and the medium sized button daddies to create these fun fabric flowers.
One more thing....Please see the full tutorial for this project below and then you are off to SophiaAllison's Blog for another great idea about adding bling to fabric.  And don't forget to head back to the Imaginisce blog for an opportunity to win your very own i-rock.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oh My Crafts Discovering Possibilities & Sketch

Has anyone been to a scrapbook workshop or retreat lately? I have never been to a multi-day retreat, but I am really excited to share that I am going to attend Oh My Crafts' Discovering Possibilities 2011 event. It is going to be three days of crafting packed with amazing classes from many of your favorite manufacturers and an opportunity to tour the Oh My Crafts warehouse during their SUPER sale. I am so excited to visit Downtown Salt Lake City (the craft mecca) and spend some time crafting with some of my very favorite folks. I hope that I will see some of my friends there. For more information about the event, please visit the site HERE.

One of the vendors will be the one and only Imaginisce and you all know how much I love them! Imaginisce creates so many wonderful product options. Below is a recent project I created with the Berrylicious collection. I think it embodies Spring and how exciting it is that it is finally here.
This collection will have you buzzing with creativity and will definitely bring some sunshine and rainbows to your crafty day. I love how this collection brightens up this outdoorsy photo of my daughter and husband.
The Berrylicious collection comes with this wonderful die cut rainbow and I think it frames my page perfectly. I used my Cricut Once Upon a Princess cartridge to cut the single cloud and then traced the blue outline with a gel pen. Aren’t the little bees in the honeycomb paper adorable? They add such a fun flair to the project.
I created this cluster with some of Imaginisce's paper flowers and chipboard from the Berrylicious collection. To dress it up and polish it off, I added some button and string.
These seed packet journal cards are so clever. They are heavy weight cardstock and perfect for writing something special. I love how you can add a name or a date in the scroll at the bottom. I also used my i-rock to add some glam rocks for some sparkle.

Imaginisce Berrylicious collection:

  • 002916 Juicy Fruits Die Cuts
  • 002917 Fresh Phrases Die Cuts
  • 002900 Cherry Lemonade 12x12 Paper (25 pk)
  • 002902 Sunshine Seeds 12x12 Paper (25 pk)
  • 002904 Just Peachy 12x12 Paper (25 pk)
  • 002914 Summer Fun Sticker Stacker
  • 002913 Home Grown Chipboard Sticker
  • 002260 i-rock
  • 002274 Glam Rocks – Mirror
Other Materials:
  • Chalk Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Pop dots
  • String
  • 5x7 Photo
It wouldn’t be right if I did not leave you with a sketch to make your own page with the Berrylicious collection or another collection of your choice. Have fun with it and enjoy getting outside again in the sunshine.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

March Sketch Challenge at LYB

It's time again for another sketch challenge at Little Yellow Bicycle and boy do we have a treat for you! As we wait for Spring with baited breath, tomorrow is the release of the lovely Elizabeth Park Collection.  This month we would love to see pages with our BRAND new Elizabeth Park collection, however we know many of you are just now getting your hands on the Twig collection and still want to see plenty of pages as well.
I wanted to emphasize Little Yellow Bicycle embellishments and especially the awesome canvas sticker borders. They are available with many of our collections and add great color and texture to a project. The Elizabeth Park collection includes this super cute birds on a wire canvas border sticker which was a fun compliment to the photos of my daughter playing on the ropes at the park.
It's fun to combine the different LYB embellishments to create a unique title.  "Welcome, Spring! Enjoy" is a combination of Elizabeth Park Fresh Verse and Chipboard Stickers.  No need for alphabets when you have wonderful sentiments built right into the embellishments.
One of the newest and most exciting Little Yellow Bicycle embellishments are these gorgeous flowers included in the Elizabeth Park Paper Flower Kit. If you love the look of homemade flowers, but have no idea how to make them or the energy to figure it out, these beautiful little gems come pre-cut and scored to make it easy to fold in all the right places. They also layer perfectly for added dimension.
Who can get enough of these gorgeous dimensional stickers with butterflies???  The added layers of patterned paper make these an extra special embellishment.  Adding a bit of florist wire for antennae, bling for the body and floss for the trail easily make these fluttery friends come to life.

Please see the Little Yellow Bicycle blog or facebook page for more details on the contest rules.  Hope to your wonderful work soon.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Twig Spring Town

Don't you just love it when you figure out something fun to alter?  I bought these blocks from Adornit's wood decor selection and thought it would be a great idea to cover them with Little Yellow Bicycle's Twig collection.  Mostly because the colors are fantastic and the little chipboard pieces below made each block look like part of a little town.  I especially love the tree and the little Spring people...they really dressed up my blocks.
LYB - TW-279 - Chipboard Shapes with glitter accents (24 pieces)
This is the tallest of the blocks and I painted all of them brown with acrylic paint.   Then, I cut the letter 'S' out of the Twig Pleased Plaid paper with my Cricut Storybook Cartridge at 4.75 inches and used the shadow feature for the white cardstock.  Then I added some of the Twig Epoxy stickers to decorate the chipboard tree.
This is where you can see the darling little chipboard Twig person.  I added some bling to his eyes then tucked him behind the letter 'P' which I cut out of the Petaled paper at 4.25 inches with my Cricut, then used the shadow feature on the white cardstock.  I think that twine is the perfect fiber to add to this collection, so I tied up each of my block clusters with it.  It also made it easy to tuck in little items like this Twig leaf.
Isn't this Chipboard house fantastic???  I love how it looks behind the letter 'R' which I cut out of the Leaf a Note paper with my Cricut at 3.75 inches, then used the shadow feature on the brown cardstock.  The wood ringed chipboard button was the perfect element to tie everything together with the twine.
Love how this set of blocks from Adornit comes with the large wooden flower to break up the design.  I thought this one would be a great fit for the middle of the word and for the letter 'I' which I cut out of the Petaled paper with my Cricut at 4.75 inches then used the shadow feature on the white cardstock.
I cut the letter 'N' with my Cricut at 3.75 inches and used the shadow feature on the brown cardstock.  I also used the fabulous Fabric Favorites for the large flower.  Simple and elegant tied together with twine.
For the letter 'G' I used the largest sized block again and cut it at 4.75 inches and then used the shadow feature on the white cardstock.  Here you can see another of the little Twig people and again I used some bling for the eyes.  I also used one of the chipboard buttons as a clasp for the twine.

Please grab yourself some Little Yellow Bicycle Twig before it is all gone.  I know this collection is selling like hot cakes.  Also be sure to stop by the Adornit Store for more wood decor ideas to alter.  they have an extensive selection.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Officially a Biker Chick!

I am ecstatic to share that I am joining the talented design team at Little Yellow Bicycle and can now call myself a Biker Chick!  Who can help but smile at such a fun title.  My husband thought it sounded really sexy until I told him it was a scrapbook company called Little Yellow Bicycle instead of Big Harley Motorcycles.  He just sighed and said congratulations...  It is such a treat to design for such an amazing company.  I cannot wait to share all of the wonderful product and ideas you will see from LYB this year.  Below is a project I created with the Brand New Elizabeth Park collection that ships to stores next week.  Please put this collection on your radar, because it is truly wonderful!
This is a photo of my daughter playing around at the park and I thought the Elizabeth Park collection with lovely shades of pink and fluttering friends perfectly captured the whimsical nature of my little girl.  I especially love the canvas sticker borders with the pink polka dots and decorative edge.  Attaching them to the top and bottom of my page really creates a fun focus on the photo.
LYB makes the cutest dimensional stickers and these layered butterflies are so much fun.  I used some floss to stitch the butterfly trail and added some bling for the body of the winged embellishments.  LYB also adds the most beautiful details to their patterned papers and if you look closely at the plaid, you can see the beautiful white design on the edge of the paper.
LYB added a brand new embellishment to this collection called a paper flower kit.  Do you have a hard time folding your own accordion flowers?  Well...these beautiful little gems come pre-scored and ready to assemble.  So daughter could make them herself.
I am always a huge fan of stickers and as usual, LYB has their wonderful favorite pieces sticker sheet with beautiful senteiments like this one.  They even added the bling on the sticker for you and some of the other stickers come with tiny buttons already attached.  Absolutely love this collection!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend -