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

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Click It With Cricut (Lots of Prizes)



Who can remember back to when they were young and played with paper dolls and all the fabulous clothes with the little tabs that would fold over to hold them in place? So many memories of fashion parades and glamorous outfits complete with paper tiaras and matching handbags.

Today our design team members are going to combine the Imaginisce collection of  Enchanted and the Cricut cartridge 'Once Upon A Princess' to create the cutest paper dolls that will surely bring back those childhood memories.


Design team member Liz Qualman has a unique sense of knowing just the right combination of fashion accessories for her little paper dolls and has produced two of the most adorable cards.


Cricut Cuts

- Cut < Doll3> at 4.5"
- Cut < Doll 3> Layer at 4.5"
- Cut < Raincoat > at 4.5"
- Cut < Raincoat-s > at 4.5"
- Cut < Raincoat > Layer at 4.5"
- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to add eyes and buttons



 Cricut Cuts
- Cut < Doll2 > at 4.5"
- Cut < Doll2 > Layer at 4.5"
- Cut < Doll2-s > Layer at 4.5"
- Cut < Pajamas > at 4.5"
- Cut < Pajamas-s > at 4.5"
- Cut < Pajamas > Layer at 4.5"
- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to add eyes and buttons

For more information, photos and additional projects pop by Liz's blog HERE.


Design team member Robyn Schaub created this magical card that is sure to put the twinkle into any little princesses eye when she opens this on her birthday.


Cricut Cuts:
- Cut < Doll1 > at 2.5" from dark grey cardstock
- Cut < Doll1-s > at 2.5" from cream cardstock
- Cut < Doll1 > Layer at 2.5" from pink cardstock
- Cut < Princess2 > at 2.5" from cream cardstock
- Cut < Princess2-s > at 2.5" from Princess Posies paper
- Cut < Princess2 > Layer at 2.5" from Princess Promenade paper
- Cut < Princess2-s > Layer at 2.5" from Happy Ever After paper

For more information, photos and additional projects pop by Robyn's blog HERE.


And finally design team member Melinda Spinks created a fairytale hanging mobile complete with enchanted castle and four fashionably dressed princesses, each with their own little butterfly.


Cricut Cuts - Castle
- Cut < castle > at 8" from Orange glitter cardstock
- Cut < castle-s > at 8" from Princess Posies
- Cut < castle > Layer at 8" from Mirror, Mirror paper
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side


Cricut Cuts - Princess (Orange Hair)
- Cut < Doll3 > at 4" Black cardstock
- Cut < Doll3-s > at 4" Skin Tone cardstock

- Cut < Doll3 > Layer at 4" from Orange cardstock
- Cut < Princss4 > at 4" from Princess Posies
- Cut < Princs4-s > at 4" from Lemon cardstock
- Cut < Princss4 > Layer at 4" using Happy Ever After
- Cut < Princs4-s > Layer at 4" using Lime cardstock
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to decorate


Cricut Cuts - Butterflies (Orange)
- Cut < Buttrfly > at 1.75" Orange cardstock
- Cut < Btrfly-s > at 1.75" Princess Posies

- Cut < Buttrfly > Layer at 1.75" from Cream cardstock

- Cut < Buttrfly-s > Layer at 1.75" from Lime cardstock
- Repeat all steps using < Flip > to create the reverse side

- Use your i-rock and Glam Rocks to decorate


For more information and photos pop by Melinda's blog HERE.

GIVE-AWAY
 Have we inspired you to drag out those childhood memories and create some paper dolls of your very own?
If you are still after some inspiration then today's prize is going to give you that boost you need as we are giving away to SIX randomly chosen followers:
The Cricut Magazine (Premier Edition)
and
A Cricut Cartridge
 

Here's what you have to do:
- Pop over to each of today's designers and leave a comment
- Pop back here and tell us your favourite Imaginisce collection
and your favourite Cricut cartridge.
It's that easy!!
Winners will be announced on Friday

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Spring Mix

No, we're not talking about a mix of some of these.



But, a mix of some of these.


That's right, we challenged a couple of our designers to create a layout that mixes at least two of our Spring releases. And you are going to LOVE the results.

My Unhappy Prince Charming by Michelle Unruh


Here's what Michelle said about her scrapbook page:

This was a fun challenge. I decided to try and use the Enchanted line with a photo of my baby boy when he was a bitty baby. The little frog on his shirt made me want to use the Enchanted line. I actually managed to use something from all four lines I have. The brown dot and green polka dot paper are from Berrylicious. The green strip I punched was from Animal Crackers, with the rest from Enchanted. I even snuck a little Garden Party in, using the small brown flower and brad under my title. I used a fashion flower to anchor my frog at the bottom as well as some hot rocks sprinkled around my page. Even bitty Prince Charming needs a little bling! :) With all that is going on at my house lately, I don't have much time or mojo. More like the mojo is missing!! So, I used a sketch from Sassy Lil Sketches that gave me the inspiration I needed. Side note - I wish I could shrink him back to this size again!!! He was so fun (still is, but sassier! LOL) and so darn cute! I miss that baby smell!!! Dreft laundry soap mixed with Nivea lotion on a freshly bathed baby!!! Heaven!!!

Feeding Giraffes by Aphra Bolyer


And here's what Aphra had to say about her layout:

I love the themes and patterns of Imaginisce's papers and embellishments, but I also love the wonderful "B" sides. There you will usually find smaller more neutral patterns that can fit just about any theme. I decided to really take advantage of the back sides on this layout about my kids feeding giraffes while on vacation last summer. I loved how well my photos popped off the green backside of the Just Peachy paper (from the Berrylicious collection) and how the Summer Stripe paper (also from Berrylicious) tied all my colors together. The solid blue backside of Rows of Posies (Garden Party collection) was perfect for my clouds while the yellow backside of Cherry Lemonade made for a great sun. For close-ups and details about the Cricut cuts I used, please visit my blog My Scrappy Life.

Wasn't that fun? Ok, now we want to see you mix it up and flip it over. You might just surprise yourself. And be sure to show off your creations at our Facebook page. We'd sure love to see!

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Guest Designer: Lisa Falduto (with giveaway too)

We are so excited to introduce you to another talented designer that loves to use Imaginisce products, Lisa Falduto. Read through the post and find out how you can win our giveaway today!

Paper has always fascinated me! As I child I shredded paper to make wonderful culinary dishes with my toy cookware. As a student in school I used paper to create many projects for homework assignments. As an adult I've used paper to create bulletin boards, games, puzzles, displays, and so many other things in my preschool classroom. 
About 15 years ago I discovered rubber stamping and began creating cards. But this time it was different, I was obsessed! I made a natural progression into scrapbooking and then to altered items, all now a daily part of my life. There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down with a pile of paper, embellishments, stamps, and tools to create something memorable. Paper crafting is my passion!
Since I have been involved in the paper crafting industry for so long I've had many opportunities to design for manufacturers and travel the country to teach.  I am always thrilled to teach and meet fellow paper crafters at events!  I learn so much from the participants in my classes and get so inspired!

I live in Wisconsin with my husband and I have two beautiful daughters.  I also enjoy bargain shopping and gardening.

We asked Lisa some questions so we could get to know her better: 


Diet or Regular?
Neither.  I rarely drink soda, but if I do I tend to choose diet.


When and where do they scrap/craft?
I am a closet crafter and primarily work in my home studio.  I craft at all different times day and night.  I mostly craft when I am feeling inspired.


What is your favorite Imaginisce tool or product? 
I am in love with the i-rock!  So easy to use, no cord getting in the way, and the glam rocks and gems are to die for cute!  I use it all the time on my work!
How do you kick off your creative process?
I grab the supplies I want to use and start picturing how I might lay them out.  I always start with paper and end with embellishments.  Sometimes when I get stuck I flip through some idea books or magazine.  If I am really stuck then I head to the grocery store and start looking at packaging to get inspired!

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a teacher and I did become a teacher!  Now I have taken that passion and turned it into teaching paper crafting classes as well.  I love teaching!


If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
If I could live anywhere I would like to live in Florida, right next to Disney World.  I love it there, such a happy place!


Giveaway: Since Lisa's favorite tool is the i-rock, then our giveaway should be an i-rock and NEW accessories (not available in stores yet). To be entered to win just take a minute and go follow Lisa's Blog and come back and leave some comment love. We'll post the winner this Friday on our blog!

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i-spy and Weekly Winners

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Did you all enjoy our week of i-rock glitz and glamour? We sure had lots of fun creating lots of blinged up projects to inspire you to use your i-rock in ways you hadn't even imagined. It's a bit sad that the week had to come to an end, however we still have our game of i-spy to play before we head home for the weekend.
Who has made it into our Imaginisce hall of fame this week?

Let's Celebrate Layout - Pia Salem-Lopez
Spied at Pia's blog
By DT member Aphra



Wishing You the Sweetest Day Card - Jess
Spied at Jess's blog
By DT member Shemaine



Enchanted Paper Dolls - Shantaie
Spied at Shantaie's blog
By DT member Tracey


If you would like to have your work spied on our blog then start posting your creations all over the web and fingers crossed that next week we might just spy YOU!






Giveaway: i-rock intensive day 1
Prize: i-rock  pack of goodies
Winner:

Giveaway: i-rock intensive day 2
Prize: i-rock  pack of goodies
Winner:

Giveaway: i-rock intensive day 3
Prize: i-rock  pack of goodies
Winner:
 

Giveaway: i-rock intensive day 4
Prize: i-rock  pack of goodies
Winner:

  How to Claim Your Prize Package:
Please email us your shipping information
no later than midnight Wednesday, 30th March 2011 and put
the giveaway name in the Subject Line.
We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can.
Congratulations!!

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I-Rock Cristal Clear! *Blog Hop*

Good morning!! Are you ready for the last day of i-rock fun with IMAGINISCE?!

Pinky...err...I mean CRISTAL here with a special celebration of CRISTAL CLEAR projects all things CLEAR and all things BLING!
Today we have a special treat, unique and fun ideas for using your
i-rock with all those "Cristal Clear" acetate and acrylic products!

Here are the Sneak Peeks and links to HOP ALONG! It's all Cristal Clear now!




Be sure to hop and follow every blog below for more ideas, great tutorials and tips, and a chance to win a
FANTASTIC I-Rock PRIZE PACKAGE!!!!
One randomly selected winner will be chosen to win this package.
It's been a pleasure to host today's blog hop and I hope you had as much fun as we did!!
See ya next time!

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Join us at Scrapbook USA Expo this weekend!!


Come by and visit our crew from Imaginisce and the Original Scrapbook USA Expo this Friday and Saturday. Like always, we'll have GREAT deals on tons of your favorite products, including kits! And new this year, a Gimme Clips section. So if you like flower hair clips, you will not want to miss these great bargins! 

Without a coupon admission is $12.00 for one day and $22.00 for a two day pass. With your coupon code the attendee receives a discount of $2.00 off a one day pass and $4.00 off a two day pass. Discounts will not be available at the show....only ONLINE!

Coupon Code: imagine2

Good for: $2 off regular admission/$4 off 2day pass

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Hop!

We hope that you are enjoying all the incredible projects that the design team has created using the i-rock tool.

On Day 1 we showed you ways to add bling to fabric and then on Day 2 we revealed some ways to add bling to mini albums. Well, today we've got some great ways to add pizzaz to paper.



We've got another mini blog hop for you today and a few sneaks to show you here on the blog. Below are some sneak peeks of what some of the girls have created. This is the order of the blog hop that you will need to take in order to see all the wonderful creations.






And of course, what would our mini blog hop be without a way to feed your obsession for bling??
We'd like to give away a prize package of i-rock goodies to you so all you have to do is visit each designers blog and leave a comment (listed above in this post) then return to this post and leave one final comment telling us what inspiration you gained along the way.

One randomly selected winner will be chosen to win this package.
We'd love to hear your ideas on what kinds of things you'd use your i-rock tool on.

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Bling'n the Mini!

Are you ready for some more I-rock inspiration?



Well, today we are "Bling'n the Mini!" What better way is there to finish off a mini album than to add a touch of bling? There is no easier way to make your project go from looking ok...to WOW! in just a few minutes, using the I-rock.

Below are a few sneak peeks of what a few of our design team members have created. But...you will have to visit each of the designer's blogs to find out what they made...


Heather Leopard

Now, after you've visited each blog on our mini blog hop and left a little comment, make sure you hop on back to the Imaginisce blog and leave one final comment for your chance to win an AWESOME prize!

We would love for a lucky follower to have their own obsession with bling. To make sure that happens, we are giving away an amazing
i-rock bundle of goodness
to a randomly drawn follower who hops to each of our designers blogs, leaves a comment on each of the blogs and then hops back here for a final comment about some of the ideas they would like to try with their very own i-rock.

Hope you enjoy the hop!

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I-Rock, You Rock, We all Rock Hop!


It's true what they say about diamonds, and we here at Imaginisce get pretty darned excited about our bling bling!    In fact, we absolutely love to share our addiction for the flashy!   Consequently, knowing that a project is not complete until it has a little bling, it's almost as if we were.....


To appease this wonderful craving, we are constantly looking for ways to wield our i-rocks and create some fun projects.   Our charge for today's blog hop was to figure out creative ideas to add bling to fabric and boy did the team go to town on this challenge.

Below are a few sneak peeks of what a few of our design team members created.  But...you will have to visit each of the designer's blogs to find out what they made and maybe even find a tutorial or two to inspire your very own project.  See below for the details.
Liz Qualman



But wait, there is more...
We would love for a lucky follower to have their own obsession with bling.  To make sure that happens, we are giving away an amazing
i-rock bundle of goodness
to a randomly drawn follower who hops to each of our designers blogs, leaves a comment on each of the blogs and then hops back here for a final comment about some of they ideas they would like to try with their very own i-rock.  How is that for AWESOME???

Thank you as always for your wonderful support and please have fun on the hop.

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i-spy and Weekly Winners!

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The close of another week draws upon us and so it's time to reveal our design team picks for this week's i-spy. We think you're going to love these three new additions to the Imaginisce Hall of Fame.

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Berrylicious Card by Michelle Kovack
Spied at Michelle's blog
By Lori Allred



Johnny Loves His Sisters Layout - By Jillian Deiling Cassity
Spied at Scrapbook.com
By DT member Cari

Pucker Up Layout - By Stacey Michaud
Spied at Stacey's Blog
By Rhonda VanGinkel

If you would like to have your work spied on our blog then start posting your creations all over the web and fingers crossed that next week we might just spy YOU!






Prize: i-rock and embellishments
Winner:



Prize: 'Give A Hoot' Cricut Cartridge
Winner:



 How to Claim Your Prize Package:
Please email us your shipping information
no later than midnight Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 and put
the giveaway name in the Subject Line.
We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can.
Congratulations!!


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Click it With Cricut



Like we've been saying all along ... Imaginisce and the Cricut were just made for each other.
They go together like
Green Eggs & Ham!
They really do.

Since today happens to be
St. Patrick's Day
Courtney and I (Cari) are going to share with you some cards that we've made focusing on that theme. We also tried using as many green Imaginisce papers as possible. We hope you enjoy looking at our creations.





Happy St. Paddy's Day 
using OCTOBER 31st cartridge
By Courtney Lee

I (Courtney) wanted to throw some surprising things into the mix with these cards and this is one of them. I used the Halloween seasonal October 31st cartridge for this card. It's not just for Halloween! :) I simply cut off the stick that was coming out of the cauldron to make a pot at the end of the rainbow!

Instructions:
  • Fold one A2 sized card (5.5"x4.5" when folded).
  • Cut the sparkle blue layer at 5 3/8"x 4 1/8".
  • Cut the Enchanted paper at 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Cut a piece of ribbon and adhere behind layers.
  • Cut the cauldron at 4.5" because you are cutting off the stick that is coming out of the top.
  • Doddle around edges with pen
  • Use the cauldron to choose the place of your rainbow and adhere Berrylicious canvas rainbow sticker to the card.
  • Use pop dots to adhere cauldron to the card and fill with Glam Rocks in Metallic Pearl.
  • Use your i-rock to adhere.
  • Add blue jewels to the corners and add your sentiment!
Supplies:
Cartridge used: October 31st
Imaginisce: i-rock
Solid cardstock from Paper Trey Ink and glitter blue layer from DCWV™
Sentiment from K& Co. 
Ribbon from Paper Trey Ink: Pure Poppy in Saddle-stitch™
White gel pen




Believe
using DESIGNER'S CALENDAR and CAKE BASICS
by Courtney Lee

On this next one, I was trying to show you how versatile the lines are. All the brown paper is from the Cottage Christmas collection and the shamrock is made from the Animal Crackers line. Don't forget about using the paper collections to their full potential! Also, remember you can use all of the Cricut Cake cartridges in your Expression machine like I did here.  

Instructions
  • Fold one A2 sized card (5.5"x4.5" when folded).
  • Cut the brown layer at 5 3/8"x 4 1/8".
  • Cut the Berrylicious paper at 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Cut a piece of ribbon and adhere behind layers.
  • Tie a bow and adhere using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.
  • Cut brown circle at 3" (mine was actually cut at 2.83" because I did it on my Gypsy)
  • Cut yellow polka dotted circle at 2.75"
  • Cut white layer at 2.75"
  • Cut clover at 2.75"
  • Run clover through your Cuttlebug™ using the Swiss Dots Emboss Folder™
  • Adhere together using foam dots to separate the yellow layer and the white layer to give it dimension.
  • Add your rhinestones using your  i-rock!  
Supplies
Cartridge used: Designer's Calendar™and Cake Basics
Cuttlebug folder: Swiss Dots
Imaginisce: i-rock
White cardstock from Paper Trey Ink™
Ribbon from my stash
Ink: Momento in Rich Cocoa



Make a Wish!
using DESIGNER'S CALENDAR
by Courtney Lee

Lastly, I didn't want to have a post without another shaped card. You do need a Gypsy so create this exact look, but using an eyelet setter and punching eyelets in the top to connect the front and back half will work just as well and will give you two cute bows at the top after you connect them with ribbon or twine! 

Instructions:
  • On your Gypsy, weld two 4.25" shadows of the shamrocks at the top. Make sure they are aligned.
  • Cut base card out of white cardstock.
  • Cut another 4.25" shadow shamrock out of white cardstock and adhere to front.
  • Cut regular 4.25" shamrock out of the Berrylicious Collection: "Just Peachy"™ paper.
  • Remember that the real dial size is off so that even though they are both cut at "4.25" they layer properly.
  • Place the i-rock Swirls Stencil over the project and rotate it until you like where the swirls are.
  • Use your i-rock to set the clear gems.
  • Add tiny black gems from the compact in pink, black, and clear to places that you would like to highlight.
  • Heat emboss your sentiment.
  • Tie twine around the stem of the shamrock and add your "lucky" charm!
Supplies:
Cartridge Used: Designer's Calendar on my Gypsy
Imaginisce: i-rock
Imaginisce: Compact in Crystal
Imaginisce: i-rock Swirls Stencil
Cardstock from Paper Trey Ink™
Gold Embossing Powder: Paper Trey Ink™
Twine
Charm from K & Co.
Ink: Versamark



St. Patrick's Day
by Cari Locken



Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge and instruction:
  • Cut cream cardstock base 6" x 8". Fold in half.
  • Cut patterned paper (blue/cloud) Happy Ever After (Enchanted) to 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".
  • Adhere to black cardstock mat 3 7/8" x 5 7/8". Adhere to front of card.
  • Cut 4 1/2" from peach cardstock.
  • Cut < lprchn > 4 1/2" Headwear using orange cardstock.
  • Cut < lprchn > 4 1/2" Headwear Accessory 2 using orange cardstock
  • Cut < lprchn > 4 1/2" (pants) from green patterned paper.
  • Cut < lprchn-s > 4 1/2" (top) from green patterned paper.
  • Cut < 1Prchn-s > 4 1/2" (jacket) from green patterned paper.
  • Cut < lprchn > 4 1/2" Accessories 2 from yellow cardstock. (shirt)
  • Cut < lprchn-s > 4 1/2" Headwear using black cardstock. (hat)
  • Cut < lprchn-s > 4 1/2" Headwear using yellow cardstock. (hat)
  • Cut < lprchn-s > 4 1/2" Headwear using green patterned paper (hat)
  • Cut < lprchn > 4 1/2" Accessories 1 from black cardstock (shoes) - save the small pieces (for hat)< lprchn >
  • Assemble leprechaun on left side of card. Place a small scrap of black cardstock behind face (for eyes). Use a black marker to draw in mouth and nose.
  • Embellish with glam rocks (gold and green).
  • Stamp sentiment on right side of patterned paper.
Supplies used:
Imaginisce Enchanted (Happy Ever After), Live Loud (Ear Candy)
Imaginisce i-rock tool
Imaginisce Glam Rocks (Mellatic Pearl & Fushion)
Core'dinations Cardstock
Melissa Frances stamp (sentiment)
Ink (Colorbox)
Black marker (American Crafts)
tape runner & liquid glue

Irish at Heart
By Cari Locken


Cricut Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge and Instructions:
  • Cut green cardstock base 8" x 5". Fold in half so card measures 4" x 5 with folded edge on left.
  • Cut < stprck10 > 4 1/2" from black cardstock. Sand edges lightly.
  • Cut < bckgnd10 > 5" from patterned paper.
  • Adhere a small piece of yellow cardstock behind words on black cardstock. Then adhere to green patterned paper and into corner slots.

  • Adhere to card base.

  • Embellish with glam rocks and twine.

Supplies used:
Imaginisce i-rock tool
Divine Twine (green)
Core'dinations cardstock
tape runner
black pen (American Crafts)
You're Me Lucky Charm
by Cari Locken
Cricut Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge and instructions:
  • Cut < stptrck2 > 5" from patterned paper.
  • Cut < bckgrnd5 > 5" from yellow cardstock.
  • Cut < stptrck2 > 5" again from dark green cardstock. Then cut out the horsehoe.
  • Adhere a small piece of dark orange cardstock behind the sentiment on the patterned paper. Adhere to yellow piece and insert into corner slots.
  • Adhere dark green cardstock horseshoe overtop of the patterned paper image.
  • Cut Black Magic cardstock base 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Use embossing folder on cardstock and then sand embossed design.
  • Adhere yellow piece to front of card.
  • Embellish with Hot Rocks and Metallic Pearls (in silver)
Supplies used:
Imaginisce Lucy Bird (Pretty Maids in a Row)
Imaginisce i-rock tool
Imaginisce Hot Rocks and Metallic Pearls
Core'dinations cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Celtic Blessing Card
by Cari Locken
Cricut Florals Embellished Cartridge and instructions:
  • Cut dark green card base 12" x 4". Fold in half.
  • Cut 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece from and mat onto a 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock. Then lay 6 1/2" of ribbon across middle adhering ends of ribbon behind cardstock. Make some bows with ribbon and adhere at either end of ribbon strip and then adhere entire piece onto front of green card.
  • Cut < filagre4 > 3" from blue cardstock
  • Cut < flgre4-x > 3" from patterned paper
  • Cut < filagre4 > 3" Layer 1 from yellow cardstock
  • Cut < flgre4-s > Layer 1 3" from green patterned paper
  • Cut < filagre4 > Layer 2 3" from dark orange cardstock.
  • Adhere all layers in place and adhere to center of card.
  • Type sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock. Ink edges lightly and cut to a point at each end. Use pop dots to adhere overtop of design.
  • Embellish with glam rocks.
Supplies used:
Imaginisce Dino-Roar ribbon
Imaginisce i-rock tool
Imaginisce Metallic Pearls (in copper)
Core'dinations Cardstock
pop dots
ink (green - Colorbox)
Luck of the Irish!
We hope that you enjoyed the cards and we thank you for your comments because they brighten up our day! And to brighten up your day we'd like to have a little giveaway!
Would you like to win a Cricut cartridge?
Well today we are giving away to one lucky follower the
Give a Hoot Cartridge
All you have to do is tell us what you'd like to see us do with our Imaginisce products and the Cricut.The spread the word about todays post via your blog, twitter, facebook, email, etc shout it from the mountain tops!Winner will be announced on Friday.

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Monthly Challenge Round II and a Giveaway

March Madness
Card Sketch Challenge
It's now the half way mark in March so thought we'd give you a re-cap on this month's challenge and share some more inspiration from our talented design team.
 
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The rules:
Take inspiration from the above sketch and incorporate the following game plan into your completed card using atleast 75% Imaginisce products:
1. Three Patterned Papers
2. Three Colors
3. Three Embellishments

And to add a little bit of inspiration, here are some more design team creations.
 
By Michellen Unruh
 
By Kim Holmes
 
By Courtney Lee
By Lydia Jackson
 By Keely Yowler
 
  Aren't they just the sweetest cards from our design team? And speaking of our design team, we have given them the hard task of judging each entry and choosing a deserving winner who will take home this wonderful prize package consisting of:
i-top package
valued at $75 including all accessories
or a range of popular collections to the same value
Upload your completed entry into the Mr Linky at the bottom of this post before March 25th and the winner will be announced on April 1.
 
Giveaway
Well we couldn't go without giving something away so who would like to give a new home to one of our i-rock tools and a nice little stash of i-rock embellishments? All you have to do is tell us an idea you would like to see us use for one of our monthly challenges.
Winner will be announced on Friday.
 

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i-spy and Weekly Winners

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We love Fridays!
Our design team have been out and about again looking to spy gorgeous creations to join our Imaginisce Hall of Fame and I think you will agree they have found some super cute projects.
So who did they spy?


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Gift Packaging by Michelle Philippi
Spied at Michelle's Blog
By DT member Erin


Popcorn Layout by Brenda (Skrapaddict)
Spied at Scrapbook. com
By DT member 'Pinky'



Happy Birthday Card by Sherri Everett Thompson
Spied on Imaginisce Facebook Page
By DT member Courtney



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Snappy Birthday Card by Therese Calvird
Spied at Therese's Blog
By DT member Melinda

If you would like to have your work spied on our blog then start posting your creations all over the web and fingers crossed that next week we might just spy YOU!



 


Prize: Entire Berrylicious Collection
Winner:


 How to Claim Your Prize Package:
Please email us your shipping information
no later than midnight Wednesday, 16th March 2011 and put
the competition name in the Subject Line.
We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can.
Congratulations!!

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Craft Critique: i-bond Glue Gun Review by Amy Anderson

I was so excited to find out that Amy Anderson wrote a review of our new i-bond cordless glue gun for the fantastic Craft Critique site. You may already know Amy from her super awesome blog, Mod Podge Rocks. And who better to evaluate an adhesive tool then the queen of Mod Podge.
Be sure to jump over to Amy's post and see how she created this darling frame with our Garden Party collection and the i-bond glue gun.
Be sure to leave Amy some good Imaginisce comment love about her great write up on the i-bond. We hope to invite her back to join us on the Imaginisce blog, so we want her to feel our love!

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Final Encore!

Last month's challenge brought about so many wonderful entries that we really had a hard time choosing just one winner to take home the grand prize. And although we finally made a decision and chose an overall winner we couldn't let an opportunity go by without giving an encore round of applause to two wonderful projects and their creators.
So, we contacted Pam Bray and Karen Zabuska to ask if they wouldn't mind us showcasing their entries on our blog and we thought we'd even send them a little prize just to say thanks!

Guess what? They said yes!

Pam Bray

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Pam created this darling mirror for her grand daughter using the Lucy Bird and Enchanted collections with sprays of pop-up posies to decorate the edges. Wouldn't this be wonderful in any little girls bedroom, or perhaps even a few older girls?

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If you would like to see more photos and find out how Pam made this gorgeous mirror then pop over to her blog which you will find HERE.

Karen Zabuska

Delicious! Couldn't you see yourself serving up this delightful creation next time you have friends over for afternoon tea? Karen did just that! She made party favours in the form of a cake, filled each individual slice with chocolates and served them up on a cake plate to her friends.
Isn't that just the most adorable idea!


  
Karen also used the Lucy Bird collection for her project and decorated the individual party favours with Hot-rock Crystals using the i-rock. Karen also adhered the felt border using her i-bond, and finished the decorating with splashes of colour using the left over patterned paper to create her very own roly flowers. Too clever! Now don't forget to drop by Karen's blog so you can learn more about how she put together her entry.

We'd just like to thank both Pam and Karen for allowing us to feature their projects and hope they enjoy their little surprises which we will post out very soon!

March Monthly Challenge
Don't forget you have until March 25th to enter our March challenge, and to refresh your memories you can find all the details HERE.


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Fun at Remember When Scrapbooking

Design team member Erin Bassett recently paid a visit to Remember When Scrapbooking in Southern California and had a blast with the huge group of ladies that came for the "Love in Paris" crop extravaganza!


Erin showed them how easy it was to use the i-top to create fun and fabulous rings and hair accessories. Here's a few of the ladies and their creations:





Don't you just love how different they all look! The great thing too is that when they are tired of those flowers they can just un-snap them, switch out the flowers, and snap it back together again...easy peasy!!


The i-top has a fabulous array of super cute accessories so you can mix and match your own personalised custom made jewellery every time you walk out the door.

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Treat Bag Toppers Tutorial

 Treat Bags
 My goodness weekends seem to come and go by so quickly and now we are at the start of another week. Today we are going to hand over the blog to one of our talented design team members Aphra Bolyer who has kindly offered to show us how she made those adorable Animal Cracker Treat Bags we showcased during the Animal Cracker release party week. We've had so many people contact us wanting to know just how Aphra put those fun little packages together that we whispered in Aphra's ear and she said she'd be more than happy to share her secret. So please give a round of applause as we pass the hat to Aphra...

Hi, it's Aphra here - I often find myself needing a quick, but cute treat for my son's preschool class or for birthday party favors or for a holiday. Well, you know, often! I've created an easy and inexpensive treat bag for just such occasions. Here's some Animal Crackers treat bags that I made for my son's class.



Since those are long gone, I thought I would use the new Berrylicious line for today's tutorial. These little cuties will be for my son's school Easter party. Ready?
Step One: Gather your supplies. I used a 4.5" tag cut with my Cricut Expression Birthday Bash cartridge, but you could just as easily use a 4.5" by 4" piece of cardstock or patterned paper. You'll also need a clear zip top bag. I used a 4" x 6" jewelry bag (about 200 per box for just a few dollars). If you use a different sized bag, just change the dimensions of your tag. You'll also need some stickers and ribbon. Oh, and your treat!


Step Two: Add topper. Fill your bag about two-thirds full with whatever treat you want. Cut your tag, score it and fold it in half. Use adhesive to attach it to the front and back sides of your bag enclosing the zip top inside.


Step Three: Embellish. For me, that usually means one sticker and some ribbon. The kids are going to tear into it as soon as they can, so I wouldn't use too many preciuos embellishments. If you have a lot to make, you may even want to use our amazing Snag 'Em Stamps. It might even be fun to let your kids do the coloring to help with the treats.


Step Four: Add note. We always write a little note on the back of the topper saying who it's to and who it's from.


Super quick, easy, and inexpensive, right? And I can think of so many different uses for this little idea. They don't just have to be for kids. I plan to make my co-workers some of these with some bath salts in them for Mother's Day. And for my older son, I'm thinking Pokemon cards. Oh, and my mom would like tea bags in hers. Anyway, you get the idea.
Thanks for stopping by! 

So hands up who's going to make these fun little bags?
Well how are you going to make them is you don't have any cute Imaginisce products to use?
Guess what we're giving away today?
The Entire Berrylicious Collection
So one lucky follower can make their own treat bags and hopefully send one to us, we'll be waiting!
We'd like you to stop by Aphra's blog and leave a message to let her know you loved her tutorial, then pop back here and tell us what treats you'll be putting in your goodie bags!

Winner will be announced this Friday

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i-spy and Weekly Winners

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Well it's time to wrap up another week. Who can believe it is the weekend already?
We've had a busy blog with our new monthly challenge, our very first Guest Designer for 2011 and another episode of Click It with Cricut.

And to finish off the working week we bring you another round of i-spy. So who joins the i-spy hall of fame this week?


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A Royal Engagement - Michelle McClure
Spied at Michelle's Blog
By DT member Heather




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Birthday Girl - Char Dobson (Canada)
Spied at Char's blog
By DT member Keely

Thank You Card - Scarlett Salamone
Spied at A Walk Down Memory Lane
By DT member Kim

If you would like to have your work spied on our blog then start posting your creations all over the web and fingers crossed that next week we might just spy YOU!

 
Prize:  Big Box of Imaginisce Goodness

'Monthly Challene Round 1'
Prize: i-rock and accessories

Prize: Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge

 How to Claim Your Prize Package:
Please email us your shipping information
no later than midnight Wednesday, 9th March 2011 and put
the competition name in the Subject Line.
We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can.
Congratulations!!

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Click It With Cricut




Made for Each Other
Don't you just love how you can find a Cricut cartridge for any Imaginisce project you are working on? No matter what the project you can find the perfect cut to pair up and give it that special touch.

In the spirit of Spring which is quickly approaching, Keely and I (Pinky) decided to shake off the winter blues and spruce things up with some Garden Party and our Cricut Cartridges!

Keely created this very spring inspired dress form using the following Cricut cartridges:
Sentimentals, Storybook, and George & Basic Shapes
Doesn't it make you want to don that pretty spring dress and run through a field of flowers? Ok maybe it's just me, but I am completely in awe!




Cricut Altered Paper Mache Dress Form
by Keely Yowler
• Paint dress form using cream craft paint. Pat on paint with dry washcloth for aged look.
• Paint wooden candle holder with tan craft paint.
• Using Cricut cartridge Storybook, cut 1 <heart> at 1 1/2 inches. Ink edges with distress ink. Adhere to center of dress form chest.
• Using Cricut cartridge George and Basic Shapes, cut 60 <heart1> at ¾ inches. Ink edges with distress ink. Adhere to upper portion of dress form.

• Using Cricut cartridge George and Basic Shapes, cut 100 <circle> at 1 ½ inches. Ink edges with distress ink. Roll each circle in cones shape and glue edge. Adhere to dress form, working from bottom to top.
• Assemble flower layers, attach with brad, and adhere to waist of dress form.
• Form hat with crocheted doily, flowers, and brad. Adhere to top of dress form.
• Adhere strand of pearls to neck of dress form
• Cut 2 pieces of tulle at 7 inches each. Tie together in center. Adhere to back center of dress form. Adhere roly rose, punched leaf, and decorative berry to center of tulle.
• Cut 1 piece of tulle at 10 inches. Tie around wooden candlestick. Adhere jewel to center.


To create postcard:
• Using Cricut cartridge Sentimentals, cut 1 <postcard> at 3 ½ inches, 1 <postcard> layer at 3 ½ inches, 1 <scissor3> at 4 inches.Using Cricut cartridge, George and Basic Shapes, cut 3 <heart1> at ¾ inches.
Ink edges with distress ink.
Assemble as shown, adding Imaginisce Garden Party diecut.
Adhere to bottom of candlestick.

Cricut Sweet Surprise Gift Card


To create gift card:
• Using Cricut cartridge, Sentimentals, cut 1“ <label 1> at 6 inches, 1 <label1> layer at 6 inches, 1 <swallow> at 3 inches.
Ink edges with distress ink.
Assemble as shown, adding Imaginisce “Garden Party” diecuts.
Write, “I love you”, with black pen.

Supplies:
- Imaginisce Garden Party collection
- Cricut Cartridges: Storybook, Sentimentals, George and Basic Shapes
- Cardstock
- Paper mache dress form wooden candlestick
- Ranger distress ink
- White tulle
- Leaf Punch
- Craft Pearl strand
- Craft crotchet doily
- Decorative jewel
- Black journal pen
- Cream or tan craft paint

You will find more pictures and great ideas on Keely's blog
Be sure to stop by and say hello!


Beautiful Spring
Pinky created this Spring Wall Hanging
using the
Cricut Cartridge:
Home Decor


Cricut Spring Wall Hanging
by Pinky Hobbs
• Using Cricut Home Decor Cartridge and Garden Party papers cut 1 Die Cut Shape of each in 5", 4" and 3.9", then layer using Glue Arts 3D glue.
Using Cricut Home Decor Cartridge and Garden Party paper cut 1 dragonfly shape in 2.5", then in green cardstock cut 1 shadow for dragonfly in same 2.5".
• Using i-bond & Roly Posies and Pop Up Posies layer posies and add charm to center.
• Using i-bond adhere posies and dragonfly to Wall Hanging
• Brush on pink paint above and below title.
• Adhere ric rac and green bow.
• Adhere SPRING title and apply glitter glue. Allow to dry then adhere ric rac as hanger.

Supplies:
- Cricut cartridges "Home Decor"
- Assorted Ribbons
- Chipboard Alphabets
- Green Cardstock
- Folk Art Pink Paint
- Glue Arts 3D Combo Pac
You can find more pictures and many more ideas on Pinky's blog right here.

We hope you enjoyed our
Cricut projects today!
And to make it more exciting we are giving away a brand new Cricut cartridge!
The amazingly useful SIMPLY SWEET cartridge!~

We love to make our fans HAPPY!
Leave a comment right here, go hit up Keely & Pinky's blog
&
and you will be entered to win this amazing cartridge!!
If you already have it, it would make an awesome scrappy gift for a friend!!
Enter now and pass the word along!!!

Keely and I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we enjoyed making it!

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Monthly Challenge Round 1!

March Madness is the moniker given to the chaos created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (college basketball) tournaments that traditionally begins the first week of March. This American tradition sends millons of fans into a synchronized frenzy each year due to the concentrated hype surrounding 69 teams vying for college basketball's biggest prize.

While March Madness is a phenomenon typically reserved for the national sports psyche, Imaginisce designers Melinda Spinks and I (Beth Moore) joined forces this month to create a little of that frenzy right here in the Imaginisce papercrafting world.

March Madness Card Sketch Challenge
Let's see if we can go one better than the college basketball and have 70 entries vying for our biggest prize:
i-top package
valued at $75
or a range of popular collections to the same value


The rules:
Use Melinda's sketch,
and incorporate the following game plan into your completed card using atleast 75% Imaginisce products:
1. Three Patterned Papers
2. Three Colors
3. Three Embellishments
(It's all about three's - well March is the third month)

Upload your completed entry into the Mr Linky at the bottom of this post before March 25th and the winner will be announced on April 1.


Before we send you off to create a little chaos in your own craft space, we thought we'd leave you with a whole lot of inspiration from our design team who joined in on our card challenge frenzy... will you be joining us too?

And don't forget
We're giving away:
The i-rock and accessories
just for leaving  a comment on today's post!
(Winner will be announced on Friday)

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Melinda Spinks
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Beth Moore?
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Cari Locken
???? ?? ???? ?
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Pinky Hobbs
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Erin Bassett
???????????? ? 
Heather Leopard

Liz Qualman
Sophia Allison
??
Rhonda VanGinkel
??????????????
Cari Locken

February Challenge Winner
Wow, did we have a hard time choosing the February challege winner. It was a such a close race as we had some amazing projects. So please be upstanding and charge your glasses (orange juice of course) as we congratulate...

Becky Thackston
And how could we not share Becky's gorgeous project.
You can also view more photos of this darling floral arrangement and find out the story behind Becky's great find at her blog HERE.
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Becky could you please email us at contact.imaginisce@gmail.com with your details so we can send out your prize pack. Congratulations!





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