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Member Since September 2009, 3 forum posts, 110 public projects

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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September Sketch Winner: Megan Klauer

Hopefully you all remember this beautiful September Sketch from Aida for our monthly challenge. Nothing like waiting until the last day of the month to post the winner....but in my defense I thought there were 31 days in September (this year LOL).
We are thrilled to announce that our Design Team all picked Megan Klauer as the sketch winner. In addition to being a great scrapbooker, she's also a wonderful photographer. Be sure to visit her blog when you have a minute and check out the close up to this fun B-Day Bash Layout.
Congrats Megan!!

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Tutorial: How to make Prehistoric Tracks

I was waiting for an explanation from Tomomi on how she create the VERY cool dinosaur tracks on her layout before I posted this and she was nice enough to include step-by-step photos too!!

Look closer...aren't these dino prints so cool!? I instantly recognized them as our "Snag'em Stamp" but couldn't figure out how she got the cool crackled texture.
Supplies needed: 
Stamp the track image on some cardstock:
Cut out the print with an xacto knife:
Here's the image after you cut away the stamped images:

Now you'll need some Crackle Paint:

Paint over the stencil, like this:


Let the paint dry and you're done. Cool technique huh??

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This week's Winners!!



i-rock Apron Contest

We showed you some fun ideas on how all of us working with Imaginisce rocked out our i-rock aprons and challenged YOU to do better. We said we'd pick a lucky winner and send them the apron and the i-rock tool as long as you promised to show us what you did with the apron. The lucky challenge winner and person we'll be featuring on our blog is: Christy from Nebraska

Dino-roar Winners!!

Tuesday we gave away our first Dino-roar Collection Set! And the winner is:  TanishaRenee


Wednesday we had the cute Sarah de Guzman blog about using the Dino-roar Collection and she too wanted to giveaway a set. The winner of this post is:   Cheryl Kosakura
Thursday we featured some amazing ideas using our Dino-roar Collection and the Cricut Dinosaur Tracks cartridge. The winner is:  Blingdazzler (Kim Hudson)

Friday we were so excited to show you some fun ways to add texture to your papers and couldn't wait to giveaway a set of our Dino-roar Collection, Provo Craft Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders. The winner is:  jan farnworth

This past Monday (bonus) we couldn't resist showing some of our most unique ideas made with the Dino-roar collection and gave away one last Dino-roar Collection. The winner is: Angie (WI) 

CK Scrap & Play WinnerWe were so excited to offer a giveaway for the upcoming CK Scrap & Paly event that we'll be teaching at in Provo, Utah. We were lucky enough to convince the team at CK to let us giveaway one spot to attend the event (hotel/travel expenses not included). We're very excited to announce the:  Lori C and all you need to do to claim your prize is email us and we'll get you more details about the event on 10/15. We need to hear back from you by 10/10. Thanks!! 

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Out with a RAWR!! Last of our Dino-Roar Featured Projects

You R Dino Mit Candy Box
by Aphra Bolyer

What a yummy Dino-roar Collection idea! Aphra turned a plastic organizer box (we call them bead boxes at our house) into a candy container. LOVE, the texture on the the front cover she created using Cuttlebug Embossing folders too! To see the box filled with yummy treats and other views, visit our online gallery.

Prehistoric Pals Children's Book

Holy cow we all giggled and giggled in the office when we "read" Robyn's children's story book she created entirely out of the Dino-Roar Collection. It's so clever and I think any kid would love a book like this. To see all the pages of her story book, visit our online gallery and click through each image to read her book!!

Jack's Book of Dino Jokes
by Sam Hauzer

If you didn't notice from an earlier posts Sam's son Jake loves dinosaurs and I loved this fun idea for a mini book. I'd love to hear some of Jack's jokes, wouldn't you?


GIVEAWAY!!I promised one last Dino-roar Collection giveaway over the weekend, but I got super busy and didn't have time to share until this morning. So we'll make this a quick one....simply leave a comment on what you'd use the Dino-Roar Collection for if you won? We'll leave this open until this afternoon when I post ALL the winners from our giveaway last week. So come back later to see if you won!!

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Recap of Scrapfest & Winner Announced

We are still catching up on work and sleep after returning from Minnesota's famous Scrapfest event sponsored by Archivers and held at the amazing Mall of America. 

Here's some great pictures we gathered while on our travels and be sure to scroll the end of the post to find out who our luck SCRAPFEST winner of the Imaginisce-Provo Craft giveaway is....
Teaching classes is by far my most favorite part of every event! The students in our classes were wonderful, gracious and quick learners. We had so much teaching and cannot wait to return next year! 


Me teaching one of our AWESOME group of ladies in class!! They rocked!
We love to see great friends at events like Scrapfest....
Julia, Glue Arts' GLUE GIRL

Sometimes after a VERY long day of teaching and demos we take time to eat! We enjoyed the couple of dinner spots we visited while in the Minneapolis area. Thankfully our team member, Matt grew up there!! 

Amy, Lori, Nicole and Matt Holmes at Fat Lorenzo's local pizzeria
Julia Sandvoss, Amy Mitchell, Lori Allred, Madison Parker of Echo Park dining at Twin City Grill
This cute mother-daughter duo stopped by our both to show us what they created with the new i-rock tool they purchased at Scrapfest. Scroll down...it's cute! If you know who these cute girls are, tell them to email us...we want to send them a fun thank you for sharing their creativity with us at the booth!!


We had a few minutes before our class started to stop and eat a banana....little did I know Amy was snapping pictures of my "resting".
Madison of Echo Park wanted to try out our i-rock tool and he was hooked. He was blinging all sort of things out and even demo-ed the tool to a fun group of ladies the next morning. Thanks Madison!!
I added the circle so you could sort of see what Madison created with the i-rock...for those of you that cannot tell, it's the letter "M" for Madison.

But then we decided to show Madison how easy it was to i-rock his own Echo Park stickers using the i-rock.


Wanna see Madison's feedback about the i-rock? Check out this quick video Amy shot after he finished playing with the tool for the first time: 
 
Watch in coming weeks for a Blog Swap with Echo Park. We've challenged their designers to come up with some fun sample featuring our i-rock and i-top tools.  

ScRApfEsT GiVeaWaY!!! 
And for all of you that stopped by our booth or attended one of our classes, you know about the combined Provo Craft-Imaginisce Giveaway we were promoting at this event. The package includes the i-rock tool and accessories, the i-top tool and accessories, Dino-roar Collection, Apple Cider Collection, Cottage Christmas Collection Prize.  The winner of this prize package was picked at random and we're excited to post that it goes to: Lisa Richter of Rice Lake, WI. Lisa email us your shipping info!!

Our flight home...see you all next year at Scrapfest!!



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Roaring Good Time With Dino-Roar & Cricut!

Have you seen the new Dino Roar line from Imaginisce? Yesterday we showed you how great this collection worked with the new Dinosaur Tracks cartridge from Provo Craft. And today we had a couple more layouts to share.

Roarin' Fun 




Supplies used:
1 sheet of Stomping Ground paper, 1 sheet of Bedrock paper, Dino Tracks BorderImaginisce i-rockGlam RocksProvocraft Cricut, Dinosaur Tracks Cartridge (First Image TyrnoRex), Orange cardstock, Brown Cardstock




Natural Bridge
by Heather Carpenter

 Love how Heather used a Cuttlebug embossing template to create texture on the mountains on her layout!

It's the end of our week, but NOT last of our Dino-roar Giveaways!! We had so many great ideas we're going to post one more time for our release party and offer one more giveaway this weekend. So stop back when you get a second, but todays' giveaway....

.... we'll be giving away a Cuttlebug embossing machine (does cuts too) and some fun embossing folders to go with it. And a set of our Dino-roar Collection. All you have to do is tell us what Dinosaur Park you like near your home!!

Be sure to check back later this weekend to see which of our Scrapfest attendees won our Scrapfest prize package!! Woot, Woot!

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Dino-Roar Collection & Cricut's Dinosaur Tracks: The Perfect Pair!!

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! We're having fun this week previewing designs for all our fabulous fans with our Dino-Roar Collection and the Dinosaur Tracks Cricut cartridge. Shemaine create the bulk of this post and then we rounded up some more creations from our awesome design team for you...so keep scroll (and you could win)!!

It's Shemaine from the Design Team and I've got a fun project for you today. I save pretty much every thing and recycle it when I can. For this project I have re-purposed a baby bag I got from my shower 3 years years ago into a fun birthday gift bag.


Here's the before
And here's the finished project



Here's a close up of the dinosaur embellies that I created with my Cricut Expression and the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge and some of the patterned paper from the Dino Roar collection. The green check  background is also recycled packaging from our Dino Roar stickers and so is the strip down the card.


You can easily re-purpose gift bags with pattern paper by simply tracing the shape of the bag and cutting it out. Then I just adhered the paper to the bag with adhesive and created a little Dino scene. Then I finished it off with a tag I cut using the tag option of the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge . Add some coordinating tissue paper and you've got a fun gift bag.


The card was created with the Card option also included in the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge from Cricut. How easy is that? Simple load a sheet of cardstock on the Cricut mat and choose this option on your Cricut and cut. Mine measures 5". Then I backed the die cut dino with tan cardstock and embellished. I finished off the card stamping a birthday wishes sentiment.

I hope you'll try re-purposing a gift bag with one of our collections. Be sure and link it up to this post so we can stop by and see it!

Now here's some more great ideas using the Cricut Dinosaur Tracks cartridge and the fun Dino-Roar Collection:

Dinomite! by Robyn Schaub




Birthday Boy 
by Melinda Spinks

Dyno Boy




i Love Dinosaurs 
by Melinda Spinks



Notice how Melinda stamped behind the sticker stacker to add a little added bit of interest. We also loved all her pen stitching all around her embellishments and cut out pieces.



Check out these cute leaves too....

Field Museum

Today's Giveaway! We'd love to giveaway a set of our Dino-roar Collection and Dinosaur Tracks Cricut cartridge to a lucky winner today.  All you need to do is go check out our website and tell us "which" Dino-Roar product you like best!!  Leave a comment!!

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On TV Today: Treat Cans & GIVEAWAY for CK Scrap & Play Event


Today Brett Lund featured the new Apple Cider Collection on Good Things Utah and featured two very cute treat ideas. He also announced an awesome local event Imaginisce will be teaching at in October and told about how local scrapbookers could win a ticket to attend (scroll down)!!



The first are the Candy Cans and we've posted a link to our online gallery where you can download instructions for how to create this same project at home.
The second project uses our cute Snag 'em Stamps from the Apple Cider Collection. These darling candy sticks were not featured on the show, but you can download the instructions clicking on this link



We've partnered with Creating Keepsakes Magazine to giveaway a spot to their upcoming  CK Scrap & Play 24 hour crop (value $125) that our own Lori Allred will be teaching at on October 15 & 16th in Provo. 

Do you need some YOU time? You'll get it at the CK Scrap & Play event. Get some serious scrapbooking time with this incredible 24 hour getaway that includes hands on instruction, classes utilizing some of the industry's most popular products and goodies, prizes and lots of fun! Re-energize your scrapbooking creativity with classes that include, albums, layouts, and cards, oh my! 

Don't miss this learning extravaganza where you can expand your creative brain and increase your scrapbooking stash with goodies galore. Also, recently announced Provo Craft will be there with TONS of giveaways too!! For more information or to register, visit http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/scrap_and_play/provo/index.html

Enter to Win:
Simply leave a comment about the unfinished projects you'd like to finish at the Scrap & Play event if you win. Winner will be announced on Monday, September 27th.

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Sarah's dino-mite Giveaway!

Hi all! It's Sarah, here.

Today, I was given the opportunity to share a post, so I decided to carry on with the Dino-Roar Collection release party. What do you say?!

When I got my scrappy hands on this collection, I was ecstatic. Check out some of the layouts that I created with these adorable papers and embellishments:


It definitely helped that I had photos pertaining to dinosaur-related photos, but trust me, these papers work with just about everything... even a layout about your friends!

I told you it's versatile (and super cute)!

...so what are you waiting for?! Get your hands on some Dino-Roar to join in on all the fun. :)

How about a dino-mite giveaway?!
Leave a comment to this post by the end of this week, and we'll announce a winner of some Dino-Roar Collection products next Monday.

Good luck to all who play, and thanks for reading!

Hugs,
sarah.

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Dino-Roar Release Party!! Free ideas and product too!!

We are so excited to feature our new Dino-Roar Collection all week on our blog. This fun new collection features some fun new types of product and darling designs.

Dino Tracks Borders - These are a bargin! There are six different designs and you get two of each. They're even adhesive so you can stick them where ever you want...love these!! 


Terry's Tag Stickers - We love these fun journaling stickers that coordinate perfectly with the fun papers!

Dino-Denim Stickers - You will love the look and feel of these fun canvas type stickers!

Rumble and Roar to our Blog all week for inspirational ideas and free product giveaways! Check out the amazing layout inspirational ideas from our Design Team today and scroll to the end to find out how you could win a sampling of this new collection.  


Nature Boy by Aphra Bolyer 
We loved how she popped a lot of her pieces up with foam squares to create added dimension.
 
Close-up of Dino-Denim Stickers backed with brown cardstock. 
 

Kim wanted to feature her cute girls with this dinolicious collection and so she made it a bit more feminine by adding flowers and buttons. I loved how she lined the paper with a white pen too! 

We so loved how Heather used the September Sketch to create this fun layout. The paper is perfect for tearing, don't you agree??


My Favorite Dinosaur by Cari Locken
Simply perfect, everything about this layout works for me!

Little Buddies by Cindy Stevens
Check out the fun textures on Cindy's layout circles...we'll feature how she did that in the next day or two!!

Studying Dinosaurs by Tomomi Hiramaru
Some of my favorite items in the collection are the new adhesive boarders and I love how Tomomi featured them on her layout.

Dino-Mite Friends by Erin Bassett
I love that this layout really focuses on the "friends" and not so much the dinos...and of course I like the use of i-rock gems too!!

Dino Boy by Samantha Hauzer
This layout will blow you away! We will post the close-up pics of this amazing layout on Sam's blog....be sure to leave her some comment love if you like it too!!

FREE STUFF!!
Now that you've been inspired, let's tell you how you could win! First of all, we're going to ship the lucky winner a sample collection of everything in our new Dino-Roar Collection (a $50 value). Do one of the following and you'll be entered to win each time:

1. Forward a link to this blog post to 3 of your friends and leave a comment.
2. Post a link to this blog post on Facebook and leave a comment here that you did.
3. Post a link to this blog post on Twitter and leave a comment here that you did!!

We'll select winners at the end of the week and announce them all on our blog next Monday!!

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Scrapfest Fans...you know how you are!!

We have been having a ball here at Mall of America playing with out Scrapfest friends. If you were one of them and you received a flyer at our booth, this is the blog post you're LOOKING FOR. Leave us a comment and you know WHY!!! Thanks for stopping by the Imaginisce booth this weekend. We'll be sad to leave tomorrow, but thank you for the great visit!!

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On the LOOKOUT for i-rock Aprons (you can win one too)!!

Recently we created these fun i-rock aprons for CHA and I challenged our design team to show me what they could do with their aprons. Here are pics of my apron and some others from our team. I'm going to post more of the team's aprons soon, but I wanted to get this started.

We used our i-rock tools and i-top tools to make these unique creations!! Read on to see how you could try "rockin" out an apron like these!!

My Apron (Lori's)
I used a few of Gimme Clips, hair clips to decorate my apron. The white fluffy tulle, black zipper and pink flower are all hair clips with pins on the back so you can wear them on your clothes...soo cute. The other flowers I made from fabric and felt!! 

Bridget, Don and Me (sorry no apron for Don)

Aphra Bolyer's Apron
I respect any crafter that pulls out their sewing machines to spritz up their aprons...I'm a hot gluer not a sewer. I love Aphra's flowers too! 



Erin Bassett's Apron
I don't know which I like more the ruffle at the bottom of Erin's apron or her darling flower. Yum!! 

Check out her custom bling "name" ...so easy to do!!

Heather Carpenter's Apron
I love that Heather used the flower stencil to create her cute flower on the top of her apron! 


Tammy Wark's Apron
Tammy used the swirl and flower stencils to bling out her cute apron. 


Pinky's Apron
Leave it to Pinky to add some spunk to her apron...that's a zebra ruffle around her apron. I also loved how she cut the bottom so it was more rounded then square!
Liz Qualman's Apron
Now that's a lot of bling and doesn't it make you smile!!
I couldn't find a picture of Robyn's (on left of me) apron, so I thought I'd post this from CHA...it shows both her apron and Liz's apron (on right). 
Sarah's Apron
Here's Sarah at CHA with Lisa Day (her apron was left in her suitcase).
Shemaine's Apron
More cute ruffles and I'm sure it involved sewing. I LOVE how Shemaine used her green rhinestones to create leaves off the ends of her pocket next to the mini silk flowers (from the template kits).

Cath Evalson, Shemaine & Susan Opel
Wanna Create your own i-rock Apron + more?? 
We'll send you the apron, the glam rocks and i-rock tool. But beware, we want you to share what you create so don't participate in this challenge unless you're willing to share with us. Simply leave a comment telling us, "YES! You are willing to take the challenge and you will share with us your creation and why you think we should pick you". 

Shy? But still want to win? 
We get that not everyone is up to the challenge of creating, but still may want to win the same prize package (SECOND package of course). Well for you, just send us a link to a photo of one of our design team gals and/or staff wearing one of these aprons and post a link to that photo. OR share a photo of you wearing an apron...any old apron will do. We suggest you post those photos to an online gallery or your own blog and leave the link in your comment below!! 


(Disclaimer: I might have accidentally left off pics of some design team girls, please forgive me and share your pictures on our facebook page or your blog and we'll link to it!

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We were Inspired at Spark!!

So many things around me inspire me and help me want to be creative. Attending Spark for the short time I was there certainly helped pump up my creative juices. I might have to try and attend next year for sure!! 

This was the sight when you first walked into the main hall...the decor was so inspiring and looked so fun!! 
I wonder who got up there and put this bicycle up, but boy it was cute. I loved how the front basket was filled with "sewing pattern paper and colored streamers.
 Each table center piece was unique and very creative.
 Have you ever been to the DIY DISH? Well if you have, then you would have recognized the very cute Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood from this fun online video craft show. Be sure to check out these cute twins on their website. We hope to be doing some fun projects with them soon too!!
DIY Dish girls, Amy Mitchell & Lori Allred
Our good friend Shannon from Cricut/Provo Craft shared our demo table with us and she was so much fun! We had fun blinging out and adding custom brad centers to her cute quilled flowers!!
Shannon from Provo Craft
 Here's some picture of the Spark attendees having fun using the i-top and i-rock tools.

Thanks Margie, Elizabeth and Rhonna for inviting us to come play, it definitely SPARKED my creativity!!!!

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Paper Cupcake Tutorial with Imaginisce's B-Day Bash


We've been asked by so many of our fans how this cute paper cupcake was created. And before we retire our B-Day Bash Collection banner on our blog, we wanted to featuring one of my most requested projects to date. So finally we asked the talented designer to show us step-by-step how she created this. I personally can't wait to give this a try myself! Be sure to scroll to the bottom and find out how you can win everything you need to make these fun cupcakes at home!! 

First the supplies you'll need: 


·       4-  12 x ¾” Strips Brown Cardstock
(Core’dinations  Brown Sugar from Vintage Collection was used in sample)
·       1-  12 x 2 ½” Confetti Paper (dot side)
·       1- 7 ½ x 3/8” Hip Hip Hooray Paper word strip (brown side)
·       1- 3 x 3/8” Hip Hip Hooray Paper word strip (brown side)
·       Make a Wish Paper Candles
·       Glam Rocks - Metallic Pearl (gold was used in sample)
·       I-Rock Tool
·       Scoring tool or Stylis and Ruler
·       Glue Dots
·       Hot Glue Gun

UPDATE: We didn't realize the instructions and images for the first few steps were missing when this went live, below is the updated version!
Score lines 1/2” apart across Confetti Paper (dot side) strip.


Fold on scored marks to create corrugated strip.


Overlap ends and secure with strong adhesive to create cup cake bottom.
 Gently pull Brown strips thru fingers to curl slightly and make them not so stiff.


Twist and curl first strip counter clockwise using glue dots to secure curls as you turn strip. Place glue dots on underside of curls so they can’t be seen.

Use glue dot to secure next strip and continue curling. Slightly press curls to get desired look. 

Continue adding strips and curling to create at least 3 rows. You should make each row slightly larger than the one before.


 

Turn last curl and secure end with glue dot. Use glue dots where necessary to get desired shape.

 
Apply hot glue to secure “frosting” to cup cake bottom, spreading slightly so when word strip is added it will make bottom come in a little and give “cup cake like” look.


Insert candles into top where curls started and secure with hot glue. 


 
Add gems as desired using the i-rock tool.


Fold 3” word strip as shown. Create circle with 7 ½” word strip and staple with folded piece as shown. Slide around bottom of cup cake and secure in place where desired with glue dots.

LET'S CELEBRATE (with free stuff)....
We have loved playing with the festive B-Day Bash Collection and appreciate all the great ideas we've seen around the web using this collection. And since today's post features a cupcake...I think we should talk cupcakes. What's your favorite cupcake (paper or real)?? We'll pick a lucky winner that will receive a set of the B-Day Bash Collection AND i-rock tool with Glam Rocks.

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Headed to Spark & Scrapbook USA



I'll be hanging with the fun & sassy Margie Romney-AslettRhonna Farrer and Elizabeth Karchner at Spark this weekend!! If you're there, hunt me down and say HI!! 

If you're in Utah and not attending Spark, then you might consider hitting the popular Scrapbook USA expo. Our team will be selling you all sorts of kits packed full of your favorite products for GREAT prices. Be sure to stop by and say hi to BRIDGET and the rest of the crew!! 


Have a great weekend everyone!!

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Take the (Cottage) Christmas Card Challenge!!!!

Hello everyone!! This is Heather again from the Imaginisce DT. A couple of months ago Lori, our DT coordinator, issued a challenge to start making your Christmas cards before November. So, for once, I actually did this and not only did I take her challenge, but I managed to get 18 handmade Christmas cards made. And last year, I don’t even remember if I mailed Christmas cards. (I know, shame on me).

So, I am going to share with you how I made mine. And believe me, if I can make cards, then you can. I am not much of a card maker, or a stamper for that matter, and I did both. With a few sheets of cardstock, 6x6 card pad, stamps, and a few punches you can make some cute handmade Christmas cards.

First the supplies I used:
Cottage Christmas 6x6 Card Pad
(3) 12x12 sheets each of (3) different cardstocks (coordinate with patterns in card pad)
(1) 12x12 sheet of white cardstock
Stayzon ink
Acrylic stamping block
Variety of Coloring Markers (I used Copic)
2” & 2 ½” Scalloped Circle Punches
I-rock tool & gems and studs
Adhesive
Foam Adhesive
Optional: Border Punches (3 styles)

Now the assembly:


1) I picked out (2) each of three different patterns of the papers in the 6x6 Cottage Christmas card pad and then picked the coordinating snag’em stamps that went with the patterned papers.

2) Then I selected three different colors of cardstock that would match all three of the patterns. I choose a light blue, Christmas red, and a kraft color. Cut (2) pieces of each 12x12 cardstock into 8 ½” x 5 ½” and then fold in half. You should have 6 of each color.

3) Save the cardstock scraps. You will use them on the cards.


4) Cut 1 ½” strips of the patterns and glue to the center of the cards width wise.


5) Punch out (18) 2” scalloped circles from the white cardstock. Stamp (6) each of the three different stamps. Color in your stamped images. Ink the edges of the scallop circles.


6) Now take the leftover cardstock strips from cutting the cards and use a border punch on them and layer over the patterned paper strip on the front of the card.



7) Decorate your card or stamped image with the i-rock tool, crystals and glam rocks.

8) Use foam tape to adhere the stamped images to the cards.


That is it!!! I used the same pattern, but the cards were all similar.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and get to it!! Take the challenge. Like I said, if I can do it, then you can.

Imaginisce DT member

So now we would like for you to take part of the challenge. Let us know if you have started your Christmas/Holiday cards for this year. We would love to see them as well. Up for grabs: an I-rock tool with crystals and glam rocks, exclusive i-rock tote and a Cottage Christmas 6x6 Card pad.

What you have to do to enter:
Leave a comment with a link showing us your Christmas cards you've started, or post the image on our Facebook page OR email the image to our blog email address contactimaginiscegmailcom. We'll give you a week (due date 9/20) to show us what you've started and obviously using Imaginisce products always make us happy!!

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Making your Pop Art POP with the i-rock!

Pinky here with another fun idea for your i-rock tool from Imaginisce.

I love Pop Art and I am always thinking of easy ways to be more artistic and have fun while creating. I love making a card using my pile of scraps that just sit here.
This card was simple and fun to make and it used nothing but scraps!
I began with a bunch of cardstock scraps in bright vivid colors.
I used my Cricut Expression and the Wall Decor and More cartridge to cut out 2 (including layers) coffee cups from each color. (I used 2" but you could use any size)
After I finished cutting the coffee cups, I glued them all down and it needed something to make it pop! That is where to i-rock came in handy. I chose the Glam Rocks in Metallic Pearl because the colors reminded me of coffee and coffee steam.
After I added my POP with the i-rock, I cut 1/4" strips in black to make a frame, then I inked the edges.
I also cut a 8"x 6" card and adhere it to the back. It can be framed or just set on the table.
It was a fun project, I bet any cut would do...butterfly, stars, anything you can think of!
We would love to see what you create using your i-rock.

I hope you enjoyed my POP of fun blog today.

For more ideas and projects you can visit my blog


~Pinky~
Imaginisce Design Team



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Last Week's Winners Announced

September Sketch Blog Hop Winner
We selected at random a winner that joined us in our Blog Hop last week featuring the creations from our Design Team using the new September Sketch. The following winner was picked from Aphra Bolyer's blog post:   Manhattan Mandie



How to Make Your Own Template 
Last week we had a great blog post about making your own i-rock templates for setting gems on your projects and with the help of Sarah at PinkCricut we asked you to list which of her videos you liked the best. The winner will receive a template kit and new i-rock tool:  (LaTonya) Lady and A Laptop
Facebook Project Winners
Last week on our Facebook wall we challenged our awesome fans to show us what they've been creating with Imaginisce products and boy did we have a lot of great things posted. We'll be shipping out random boxes of Imaginisce goodies to the following random winners:
Kendra Klincker
Gisele Julien
Mandi Spangler
Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer

If you haven't already heard from us, then please email us your shipping information to contactimaginiscegmailcom or click here. Be sure to put what contest/giveaway you won in your subject line.

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Oh My Crafts Featured Our Blog

How many of you know about our friends at Oh My Crafts? They're a great online source for many of the Imaginisce products and today their e-mail blast featured this lovely i-rock project by Amy Mitchell.

Amy is a longtime quilter and loves collecting fabric as much as paper. She whipped up this darling pillow for us featuring both the i-rock tool (see the sparkly bling) and the i-top tool buttons (center of all the fabric flowers).

In fact almost every ad we feature some of Amy's work. This image below was part of an ad placed in a quilting magazine recently and we loved how she blinged out many of the buttons shown here using the i-rock tool.

Be sure to check out the e-mail blast from Oh My Crafts today...you might find a great deal!!

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September SKETCH CHALLENGE by Aida Huron

We are very excited to feature our September Sketch created by Aida Huron. Our design team created some amazing layouts, now lets see what you can do! We would encourage you to submit your layout or card based on the sketch...especially so you can win an awesome prize package and/OR participate in our BLOG HOP today for your chance to win!
 Aida created this fun layout with the Cottage Christmas Collection.

Would you like to win now? Just HOP ON OVER to the following Design Team blogs to see what they did with the sketch. Remember, leave one comment on as many of the blogs (and ours) as you like and you'll have multiple chances to win a prize package of Imaginisce goodies. We'll announce the winner on September 7th. Enjoy!

Do you like crafting with sketches? And how would you like to win a bunch of Imaginisce products? Try out the sketch for yourself and you could win $75.00+ worth of product (tools and/or paper). Create a card or layout using 75% IMAGINSCE PRODUCTS and Aida's September Sketch for inspiration before SEPTEMBER 25th. 

Post your sketch on your blog or online gallery AND then come back here and list your link via Mr. Linky below. (Please make sure you link to the post with your layout and not just your blog). We will select a winner to be featured on our blog at the end of the month. And of course, that means you could win your choice of the i-top Tool package, i-rock package or a $75 prize Collection package!

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