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Guest Designer, Yvonne Blair!

    MeHi everyone!  My name is Yvonne Blair and I have been scrapbooking "officially" since 1997.  I have worked in the scrapbooking industry since then as well.  I now work and teach at She Scrapbooks in The Villages, Florida.  I love sharing my love of the paper crafting industry and seeing women find a passion in creating art out of their stories.  Being a "scrapbooker" has brought me my very dearest friends and opened so many doors I never knew existed.  I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you today!  

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This layout is filled with Luminarte twinkling H2o FUN.  I painted up a piece of card stock leaving some areas lighter then others.  Then I used the Monarch stencil set to create the wings.  I fussy cut those out so they would pop off the page.  I punched out some butterflies and saturated those with Luminarte twinkling H2O's.   
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I hope you can see the beautiful shimmer of the Luminarte - there is truly no other product that shines and shimmers like Luminarte!   The finished project is STUNNING!

 
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Here is a fun little card made with some "Paint it Paper" and more Twinkling H2O's.  I also used Creative Imaginations "Fred Mullet" fern stamp.  Inked them up with Alfalfa and Olive Vine Twinkling H2O's and then cut them out so they would be a bit dimensional.  For the butterflies, I painted them with Luminarte H20's in rose gold and then sprayed them with Luminarte Radiant Rain in Pink Grapefruit.   I picked up some of the left over H2O on the edge of the sentiment strip to get a seepage around the edges.  Loved how that added a little definition to the edges.  

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Thank you so much for letting me share some of my creations!  I hope to be able to come back and share some more.  Until next time!  


Supplies used:

other products used:  

  • Teresa Collins stamps
  • Butterfly punch
  • May Arts ribbon
  • Bling
  • Cardstock - plain and dotted

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LuminArte Heaven......

Good Morning ~ Lynne Forsythe with you today!  I am so priveledged to be sharing with you today.
A bit ago...I had the opportunity to get my hot little hands on some
LuminArte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.
I know.....shame on me for having never tried it before!!
After having worked with it....I have just one thing to say....I'M IN LOVE.

I love to color all kinds of things...
Fabrics, Papers, Fibers....let's just leave it at...ANYTHING THAT WILL TAKE COLOR!!
So, my quest began to see just how well this product would stand up!!!
Let me tell ya.....IT MORE THAN STOOD UP!!

I began by spritzing a piece of torn apart cardboard...
Love it!

Next....I spritzed some LuminArte Radiant Rain onto a craft sheet and dipped a kraft tag into it....
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I then diecut my mannequin, creating a skirt out of seam binding
as you can see........Love it!

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I sprtized paper and grungeboard...
Lovin' it even more!!

With my creation finished....I began to think!!
Everything I had used so far was a pourous surface....
hmmmmm!

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I created the heart using tissue wrap which has a bit of a waxy surface
once again....LOVE IT!

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Here is my last creation using tons of natural fabrics....


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Canvas, jute, mulberry flowers, linen paper......
once again.....TOTALLY LOVE IT!!

Here are a few close~ups!

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I hope I have inspired you to pull out some natural goodies
and to begin to MIST AWAY!!!


I promise you.......YOU WILL LOVE THE RESULTS!!!

Thanks for stoppin' by........
Lynne Forsythe

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Remember ... "Same Product - 3 Ways" ?!?

Well we're back with way number three! Last month Nicole and Alice shared projects using a new blog feature called "Same Products 3 Ways". Now it's my turn to share my project. I created a canvas - my new obsession - using the products below ... papers form the adorable Ragamuffins collection by IOD ...

Ragamuffins Paper Collection

plus these other FUN products ...
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Here's how I created my 6 x 12 studio canvas ...

I covered the canvas with papers from the Ragamuffins collection and lightly dry brushed the background with white paint. I stamped randomly on the background with a script stamp and black permanent ink. I mixed green paint with modeling paste and pressed the mixture into a butterfly stencil to "create" multiple textured flower backgrounds. I sprinkled glitter on the flowers while they were wet. I then painted several canvas flowers with twinkling h20's, dried with a heat gun to get a curled look, layered them together and placed them on the stenciled areas once they were dry. The stems were created by rolling paper and gluing to the canvas. I added some canvas leaves and a title. Here's the end result ...

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A close-up of one of the flowers ...

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another close-up of the dimension ...

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Hope you've enjoyed all the different ways we used the same products and stay tuned for our next feature of "Same Product - 3 Ways". Thanks for stopping by!!

Lynn

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Debbie Mumm Songbirds Shadow Box

Good morning!  Cheryl Mezzetti here to share one of my projects i really designed using our Luminarte h20's and Radiant Rain Sprayers!  In addition I used the new Luminarte Silks!

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Songbird Shadowbox

Songbird closeupFirst i started with two canvas's from Canvas Corp cutting out the front of the thin canvas and folding into the back side slightly.  I then painted both pieces using the silks in Ginger Peach, Spicy Tomato.  I cut strips of our real wood adding some  Harvest Sol, Blue Flame and Stargazer before gluing down to the sides and opening of my canvas shadow box!

I finished it off by adding a piece of our new Debbie Mumm Songbirds paper embellishing the papers with vines and a small birds nest!  The front window is  a piece of our Creative Cafe Acetate and knob from 7gypsies.  The front ribbon was dyed using our Luminarte Radiant Rain in Ocean Wave and Teal Zircon!  I finished it off by adding two hinges along one side,  a few sticks and my dyed ribbon!  Spray project using Luminarte Radiant Rain Pearl Gold!

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Easy As 123

Hey there blog readers!! Tanisha here with a super easy and cute toddler project.  My godson is learning to count, so I decided to create this little mini album to help him along.

I started with a bare elements mini album, chipboard alpha, and papers from Creative Cafe and Signature Collection.  This mini is durable and brightly colored--just perfect for a toddler.

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I used chipboard numbers and punched circles on each of the 10 pages.

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Creative Cafe Calendar Week Paper

Creative Cafe Calendar Day Paper

Creative Cafe Calendar Year Paper

 

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IOD Ragamuffins

Some crafters are intimidated by scenic background paper and just don't know how to use it.  Frankly, I was at one point in time until I started with the mindset that the patterned paper with busy patterns or scenes can help me create a page in a quick fashion.  Look at this cute patterned paper from the IOD Ragamuffins line:

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I decided to take this cute, cute paper and make it the background for my page.  I added lots of dimension and extras to the already adorable background by placing the die-cuts from the set with pop-up dots.  I decorated the corners with stickers.  I journaled on the already made banner at the bottom of the page and I even added some criss-cross stitches for extra movement.  Look how cute this page came out:

 

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So, don't let a patterned paper intimidate you!  Just use it to make your page come together quickly.  The IOD Raggamuffin line is the perfect line to play with.

IOD Ragamuffins

IOD Stickers

IOD Die-cuts

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Bazzil + Unity + Think Pink

Hi there, it 's Eva sharing a new card with the beautiful Bazzill Cancer Awareness Glazed Cardstock, Marah Johnson's Embracing Hope Unity Stamps and our new Think Pink Luminarte.

I always love playing with resist papers and our Luminarte products, so I was looking forward to paint these very special papers by Bazzill.  I paired the pretty products up with some Spellbinders.  Here is what I came up with.

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The Think Pink Petite set is all you need to paint these beautiful papers.  After I die cut my flower and leaf, I just painted them  to coordinate with my card as well.

Supplies used:

Bazzill Cancer Awareness Glazed Cardstock

Unity Stamps - Embracing Hope by Marah Johnson

Luminarte Think Pink Petite set Twinkling H2O's

Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents by Samantha Walker

Spellbinders Sprial Blossoms One

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Christine Adolph--Sakura

Have you ever come across one of those collections that is just so pretty that you don't even want to cut into it?  That's exactly how I felt about Christine Adolph's Sakura collection.  The beautiful colors and patterns are suitable for framing!

As you can see, I eventually decided to cut into those pretty papers to create this layout.  I used the die cut paper as my background and cut the lanterns from patterned paper to use as a decorative element across the top of the layout.

I brought out the purple in the papers by painting a strip of Paint It papers with sugar plum Luminarte Twinking H2Os.  I further embellished with die cuts, layered stickers, and a border punched strip of real wood paper.

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I create this card for a friend.  I embossed a piece of wood paper and then inked the raised design and then embellished with twine and a die cut. 

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Twinkling H2Os in Sugar Plum

Christine Adolph Sakura

 Sakura DC Shapes

 Sakura Layered Sticker

Sakura Serenity DS Paper

 Sakura Lovely DC Paper

Sakura Blooming DS Paper

Sakura Spring DS paper

Real Wood

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Marah Johnson Paint It Papers

Monarch Define DS Paper

 

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Cards by Alice

Do you love paints and inky fingers?  Today on Cards by Alice I am going to feature the NEW Silks Luminarte acrylic glaze paints by Dreaming In Color.  These little pots have the same beautiful mica color as our Luminarte H20's but work with our paints to cover more surfaces!  I am also going to show you a few techinques on how to use them.  I really had fun using these paints and I know you will too.

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Brillant shimmering semi-gloss arylic glaze can be used on wood, paper, fabric, clay and so much more.

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I started out by dry embossing white cardstock, (used an embossing folder).  Next I painted the whole card using Sky Blue Silks acrylic glaze. Then I used Emperor's Gold Silks acrylic glaze paint to highlight the raised image by painting over it.  It only looks like it was a lot of work! And i just love how it turned out!

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Can you see how shimmery the Silks paints are?  Isn't this cool?

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I also used Ice Silks on the stamped butterflies so you can see how shimmery the Silks are.  The Ice color Silks is a clear coat that can be used on any color surface to add that extra shine.

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Suppplies I used

Silks: Emperor Gold, Ice, Sky Blue and Ginger Peach

Alpha Basics CS Sticker 2.2x10 

Real Wood 6x12 Thin Birch

 

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On this card I blended a lot of color to get the right effect.  You can blend these paints by dry brushing the paints on to your project.  I used Creative Imagination's Nature Stencil Kit

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Nature Stencil Kit 

 

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Drybrush is a painting technique in which a paint brush that is relatively dry can still holds paint. The resulting brush strokes have a characteristic scratchy look that lacks the smooth appearance that washes or blended paint commonly have.

 

Supplies I used:

Silks:Ginger Peach, Coarl Berry, Sky Blue, Guatemalan Green, Sunburst and Carmen

Nature Stencil Kit 


Here's my last card for today!

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On this card I used both dry brushing and blending.  I also embossed and stamped on wood paper.

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Supplies I used:

Silks: Guatemalan Green, Sky Blue and Fern

Real Wood 6x12 Thin Birch

 

I had a great time putting this post together for you all and I hope you learned something and don't forget to check your stores for this awesome paint.

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New Design Team Member: Shelley Hamilton

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It is my pleasure to announce Creative Imaginations' newest Design Team member, Shelley Hamilton.  Shelley lives in Mansfield, Texas. 

     Shelley enjoys scrapbooking and mixed media arts.  She teaches classes at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas, and is on the store's design team.    

     Shelley has been married to her husband, John for 10 years, and they have two kids:  Evan, who is 9 years old, and Macy, who is 7 years old.  Shelley also has a 21 year-old son, Blake.  Shelley uses her kids as subjects for much of her work, as they are the joy of her life!

  Professionally, she teaches Statistics full-time at the University of Texas at Arlington, and she has been there for 15 years.

     Overall, Shelley enjoys people, she is crazy about her family and friends, she loves to scrapbook, and she is excited to share her projects with us!  

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May Arts and Creative Imaginations Blog Hop

Hello, Lynn here to share a card I created using the fabulous May Arts Ribbons.  Today is our last day to feature our work and post a winner!  Congratulations to Karen McAlpine “I really like this flower idea. I love adding handmade embellishments to my cards. Love that shelf of ribbon rolls---heavenly for a ribbon-a-holic like me! LO” Karen email me your ribbon selection and address to:ceeangels@aol.com. 

May Arts Ribbons are such a pleasure to work with and the possibilities are endless. The Creative Imaginations Team really loved the Sheered/Frayed flower ribbon and I used the white flower ribbon to create my spring card. I used the green leaves ribbon to ceate the stem. I cut the center of one flower and layered it onto another flower to create more dimension. I painted the flower with Twinkling H20 Ice and then sprayed the card with Luminarte Radiant Rain Ice Mist for a shimmery effect. Here's my card ...

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Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week!  Stop by again next week to see what our design team has whipped up for you! 

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May Arts & Creative Imaginations tutorial!

Hi everyone, it's Nicole here excited to share my project for our week long blog hop with May Arts!  But first another winner ~   Sharon S “Both the package and card are beautiful.  I forget that ribbon adds such a special touch to a package -- I really like the Silky Crush ribbon on that package -- gonna have to get me some of that.  :-)  Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration too” Sharon please email me your address to ceeangels@aol.com

Earlier in the week I was perusing facebook and stumbled on a really cute flower tutorial using fabric strips.  I played around a bit with the technique, but kept ending up disappointed with the end result because the torn fabric strips made the flower petals look frayed & messy when I really wanted a crisper, cleaner look.

Enter May Arts Ribbon!  Its finished edges were just the tweak I needed to get the crisp petals I was yearning for!  I grabbed my Debbie Mumm Songbird 6x6 pad and some of my favorite May Arts ribbon and got to work.

I started by spraying both sides of a 2 foot length of 1 1/2" wide white satin ribbon with Sunburst Spray until it was completely saturated, then dryed it with a heat tool. When it was completely dry, I folded it in half widthwise and secured it with some super tacky double stick tape.

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Then I folded the ribbon in half lengthwise, once...twice...three...maybe four times.  Using my super sharp tonic scissors, I randomly cut notches into the top of the ribbon through all the layers...maybe to the halfway point, like this:

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When it's done and unfolded, it looks like this:

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Then onto a 2" gluber I pleated the ribbon (with the notched edge along the top) all around the gluber in a spiral toward the center. 

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I was done when I ran out of gluber, then I just trimmed off the excess.

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After adding a button or two and some cute twine, it makes a beautiful embellishment for the front of a card for a special friend!

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Creative Imaginations Products Used:

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Today we are giving away some ribbons from May Arts - you get to pick your favorite roll! All you have to do is post a comment and we will pick a winner and post it tomorrow!  And remember to hop on over to the May Arts blog for a chance to win some Creative Imaginations goodies!  Good luck!

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May Arts/Studio Basics pairs up!

Good morning!  This is Alicia and I am continuing the May Arts/Creative Imaginations blog hop today.  I decided to use 3 of the magnificent May Arts ribbons today on this Studio Basics Family Matters card. 

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I used the pretty blue and green sheer ribbon to thread the outside of my card, and I love the May Arts leaf ribbon which comes in various colors so I made this a springy card with that.  I then decided to make my own ribbon flower here:

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I cut a little white circle out of cardstock, covered it with adhesive and then I took the May Arts sheer box pleat and circled it around the cardstock.  To add color to the ribbon, I took some of the Luminartes paint and sprayed my ribbon flower.  See how easy it is to make your own ribbon flower embellishment? 

Come on over to the May Arts blog here: May Arts blog   for more fun projects with May Arts and Creative Imaginations.

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May Arts and Creative Imaginations

Hey there, Tanisha here to share with you another project for our week long blog hop with May Arts. But first we have another winner! Vera W. Yates "These are awesome projects. But that shadow box took my breath away. LOVE it!" Vera please email me your address to ceeangels@aol.com. 

One of my favorite ways to use ribbon is on gift packaging.  I love that I can add that extra special touch without having to take a trip to the store.  I used May Arts Silky/Crush ribbon in white and blue/white baker's twine and the gorgeous Sakura line by Christine Adolph for this birthday gift and card.  To make my gift set sparkle, I spritzed the card and the front of the gift box with red pearl Luminarte Radiant Rain mist

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Here's a close up of the gift box detail.

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Here's a close up of the card --you can see just how shimmery the luminarte is.

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Those special touches make this a perfect gift for your mom, sister or good friend.

Products Used:

Sakura Foil Paper

Sakura Spring Paper

Sakura Layered Sticker

Sakura Die Cuts

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Today we are giving away some ribbons from May Arts - you get to pick your favorite roll! All you have to do is post a comment and we will pick a winner and post it tomorrow!  And remember to hop on over to the May Arts blog for a chance to win some Creative Imaginations goodies!  Good luck!

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May Arts ribbon and Oceanside and Nautical papers!

Good afternoon, Cheryl Mezzetti here to share two projects with you!! We hope you are enjoying our blog hop with May Arts Ribbon! 

On my first project, i used the beautiful new Samantha Walker Nautical collection along with some of the gorgeous May Arts Ribbons! I would have to say that one of my favorites is their Silk Ribbons.  Whether you use them plain or spray them with our Luminarte Radiant Rain - the result is spectacular!

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 My second project I started with the new Oceanside Collection by Christine Adolph and 7gypsies small shadowbox!  I created this by using my convertible die from Accucut! The beautiful white May arts silk ribbon is perfect for closing this box!

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Thank you for dropping by and remember to hop over to the May Arts Blog for another chance to win some of our collections!

 

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May Arts and Creative Imaginations Blog Hop

Hello, this is Shelley Hamilton.  I wanted to share with you a mini album I made using Creative Imaginations' Peeps line of paper and May Arts' beautiful trims.  But first we have another winner!

Connie smith " I really love the Monarch Collection and like what Donna has put together. Paper and ribbon is like peanut butter and jelly. Match made in heaven :-) The Grain/Ivory Wide Striped Ribbon is awesome on this card. Thanks for the chance to win."  Congratulations Connie! Please email me your address to Ceeangels@aol.com and your favorite ribbon and we will get your prize out to you!


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To adorn the cover, I used green satin stitches ribbon at the bottom of the page, and aqua wired ribbon on the rings.


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On this page, I used blue and green striped ribbon to make the little bow.


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This colorful little wooden bird is by Maya Road.

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On this page, I used white rosettes sprayed with Apple Blossom and Key Lime Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist Luminarte.  They made for pretty eggs!

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Here, I used orange burlap trim and yellow burlap trim for cute arrows covered with green leaf trim.  At the bottom of the page, I used white crochet ribbon.  Isn't it pretty?

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To create my Peeps Album, I used the following Creative Imaginations products:

28128 Peeps Peepsters Glitter Paper

28130 Peeps My Peeps DS Paper

28131 Peeps Hanging Out DS Paper

28132 Peeps With My Peeps DS Paper

28133 Peeps Chicks Glitter CS Sicker 2.5x10

28134 Peeps Bunnies Glitter CS Sticker 2.5x10

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Today we are giving away some ribbons from May Arts - you get to pick your favorite roll! All you have to do is post a comment and we will pick a winner and post it tomorrow!  And remember to hop on over to the May Arts blog for a chance to win some Creative Imaginations goodies!  Good luck!

 Hope you enjoyed today's inspirational projects by Donna ~ Be sure to come back later today for some more inspiration!

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May Arts and Creative Imaginations Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to our week long Blog Hop with May Arts and Creative Imaginations.  This is Eva here today and I have a sweet card to share with you using some beautiful May Arts trims and Creative Imaginations products.

 

As you can see I used a few pretty ribbons/trims on my card.  I really like working with May Arts ribbons, as they are such a wonderful addition to any project.  I used the pretty sheered/frayed flower in pink as my addition to the frame stamp, which is by JustRite Papercraft, their Just Keep Calm set. I also used faux/suede leaves, which came in a tan color, so I sprayed it with Luminarte Radiant Rain Mist to achieve the green color.  I love how I was able to customize the color of my leaf, it was so easy.  I am also a huge fan of the Grain/Ivory Striped wide ribbon and I found a way to incorporate it into my card as well.  As you can see I added a little bling in the middle of my flower, which came from the beautiful black gem stickers, just a perfect addition, don't you think?

 

 

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For my card I used the following Creative Imaginations products:

#28069 Monarch Allegro DS Paper

#28071 Monarch Cherish Varnish Paper

#27964 Provencial Fleur DS Paper

#26371 Grande Twinkling H20 Coral Berry 10gr

#28918 Black Gem Mini Stickers

#28922 Smoky Gem Swirl

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Today we are giving away some ribbons from May Arts - you get to pick your favorite roll! All you have to do is post a comment and we will pick a winner and post it tomorrow!  And remember to hop on over to the May Arts blog for a chance to win some Creative Imaginations goodies!  Good luck!

 Hope you enjoyed today's inspirational projects by Donna ~ Be sure to come back later today for some more inspiration from DT member, Eva Dobilas.

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Samantha Walker's Nautical With May Arts!!

Hello everyone!  Donna here, completely thrilled to be guest designing for Creative Imaginations and having the extra bonus of using some lucious May Arts ribbons!!  But first, we have a winner from yesterday's feature by design team member, Alic Carmen!  Drum roll............Miriam Prantner  " This card is just fabulous!  I just LOVE how you painted the ribbon.  The flower looks wonderful, but my favorite is the ombre colors you got on the burlap for the grass/stem"   Mariam please send me an email with your address to:  Ceeangels@aol.com.  

For both of my projecst, I had the pleasure of using Samantha Walker's Nautical collection.  I adored the red, white and blue color scheme as well as the "oceany" feel of the line.  I combined two papers, using both on each of my layouts, Ocean Wave and Sea Stripe.  I paired those papers with a red circle die cut cardstock sheet and a few pieces of Happy Days die cuts, and I had the absolute perfect combination for beach pages, especially after I added in the ribbons............ the May Arts ribbons!!!

I'm a ribbon fan going way back, but I love none more than I love the wider width ones.  There are endless ways to use ribbons on any given project but here, I had such a fun mix - wide blue striped, kraft with red, ivory checkered grossgrain, a linen/cotton macrame and twine, red twine - I decided to use them all together. Who can resist, right?

On my first layout, I knew immediately what I wanted to do!  I cut each of my ribbons into little pieces, witout measuring, and created a frame for my photo, by surrounding it with the ribbons and then zig zag stitching them.  I wrapped the twine around the bottom, and loved the end result.

 

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 I used a wide piece of the lobster paper at the bottom of the page - love those lobsters -  and acut red circles from the die cut paper to add a little more punch to the ivory background.   And, for the title, I covered a piece of chip board and popped the title up on it at the bottom of the page.

 

 

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Fory my next page, I used the same papers, some diecuts and again, pieces of each of the ribbons.  This time though, I left out the stitching and the adhesive - I attached the ribbons using only a few large, red paper clips and staples. Then, I simply tied a piece of twine around one of the paper clips.   And, I couldn't resist those lobsters!  Here, I cut out the little block from the manufacturer's strip and created little tags to mix in with the ribbons.  

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I finished off the layout with some messy paint on the edges and some random zig zag stitching at the top.

 

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This Nautical line is just perfect for any type of beach page, but is versatile enough to use for almost any other type of layout and the ribbons, well..........we all love ribbons........  

Thanks to both CI and May Arts - what a pleasant mix to create with!

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Remember each day you have TWO chances to win ~ post a comment here and you will win a roll of your favorite ribbon from May Arts!  Hop on over to the May Arts blog for a chance to win one of our collections!

 

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May Arts and Creative Imaginations Blog hop week!


Welcome to another May Arts and Creative Imaginations blog week.  We are so excited to team up with May Arts again!  Our Design Team has been hard at work crating some of the most beautiful designs using May Arts ribbons and Creative Imaginations products.

To start, here's a card designed by Alice Carman

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Have you ever tried to paint on ribbon?  You can using our NEW Silks paints and using May Arts burlap ribbon.

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Here's a detail photo of how you can paint and blend using Creative Imagintions Silks paints and May Arts burlap ribbon, sheer flower and faux suede leaves.

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Here's another ribbon from May Arts you can paint using Creative Imaginations Silks paints.  

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May Arts sheer frayed white flowers click here

May Arts faux suede leaves click here

May Arts Burlap ribbon click here

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Dreamin in Color "New" Silks in Sunburst, Olive Vine and Sky Blue

Creative Imaginations Raident Rain Shimmering Mist in Teal Zircon click here

 

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Hope you enjoyed today's inspriational piece and come back everyday for a chance to win our blog hop giveaways! 

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Today we are giving away some ribbons from May Arts - just post a comment and we will pick a winner and post it tomorrow!  Good luck!

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NEW Ragamuffin

Here's a quick look at the NEW Ragamuffins collection from IOD.

 

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What do you think of  the Ragamuffins collection from IOD?  Isn't this cute?  I love the muted colors in this collection and the embellishments are uber cute!

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I also used Monarch Canvas Flowers to add texture to my card.  You can stamp it, ink it, glitter and paint. 

I stamped on my flowers then I used a heat gun to set it.  Next I used my Twinkling H2O's to color and I added a little glitter for the center.

Supplies

28076lMonarch Canvas Flowers Self Adhesive 5x12

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Petite Twinkling H20 Sunburst

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Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

 

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Kid Doodle by Studio Basics 101!

Hello all and hoe you are enjoying some Spring weather!  Donna here, sharing two projects made with the bright, fun Studio Basics “Kid Doodle” collection.   I immediately got hooked on this collection as soon as I laid eyes on it!   The paper names  got my attention, too – like QT Pie, Girl Doodle and Text Me!  Even better, the papers are double sided.  Combined with a Javier Luggage Tag from the Bare Elements collection, Whats Up and 12 x 12 stickers from the collection,  a little bit of blue gingham from the 6 x 6 Gingham paper pad and a few spritzes of LuminArte Radiant Rain Key Lime mist, the end result was a wicked fun mini which now has a home in my office.  Love it!!  Nothing like having favorite photos to look at while you're at work.

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To create the cover, I covered the outside with some QT Pie DS paper and then dove into the 12 x 12 sticker sheet.  On it, among other things, are these cool journaling tags, fun images of random things like cupcakes and radios, a really neat alphabet and fun skinny sticker strips with kid phrases on them.  I cut one of the journaling tags and turned it sideways to create the title of the book, and then cut some of the skinny strips to frame the photo.  I then framed the frame with some twine and added the “wow” sticker and a couple of buttons. 

To make the inner pages, I simply traced one of the tags onto a piece cardstock, cut them out, and then covered them with patterned paper.  

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How fun is that gingham paper and sticker alphabet for making an embellishment!?

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Here, I paired the Girl Doodle paper with cut up pieces of sticker strips.

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And another gingham embellishment and here, I let my photo be my page.

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Love the bright green here, the other side of the QT Pie DS Paper shown above.

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The    stickers were perfect for putting a month to each page.

This collection was wicked fun for a layout too.  

Here, I used various strips of paper from the Kid Doodle Collection and a bit of blue and pink gingham from the 6 x 6 gigham paper pad.  I folded some of the paper strips to take advantage of the pattern on the back side and to give some height to the layout,

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and then layered all of the papers and a few of those fun sticker strips on the left side, adding a bit of zig zag stitching here and there.  I again used a cut journaling tag for the "be yourself" title and placed a cut up strip on the side of the photo.  Aren't the conversation bubble stickers "soo cool"!!

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And thats it for me! 

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Another use for the Real Wood paper

Hello, Alicia here!  I really have enjoyed playing around with the Real Wood papers and experimenting with different looks.  On this page, I used the Real Wood paper as an embellishment by masking the butterfly stencil, spraying with the glimmering mists, and then cutting them out as circles. 

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I traced the butterfly with a white pen to bring out the stenciled image some and then made scalloped circles with two of my butterflies:

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I then cut out one of the butterflies for an added emblishment on my page.  I also love how the Real Papers can be mixed with all of the Creative Imaginations collections.  On this page, I mixed it with the IOD Loolah papers and embellishments.  I just love how versatile these wood papers can be when you experiment with them.

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Check back often for more projects and ideas!

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