i-Space with Tiffany
Are you an organized scrapbooker?
Do you have a place for all your products & tools or
are you struggling with how to organize it all?
We hope to have a few ideas for you that will help you in this organizing process.
It's always fun to have a peek into someone's studio and crafty space and we're excited to bring our i-Space feature back to you this year. Our new Design Team members will be sharing their creative spaces with you throughout the year and whether you're in the midst of re-organizing your scrapbook room or just need a some new ideas for storage then we hope that you find inspiration from our designers spaces.
Today our designer, Tiffany Hood
, is excited to share her space with you.
So, take it away Tiffany!
I'm so excited to show you the place where I can go and relax and create. My space is a loft room that's about 450 square feet. My husband and I put the room together about a year ago and it was carefully designed to be organized and functional. There's a place for everything, and it's my dream craft room.
#1: The right side of the room is lined with desks, chairs and filing cabinets. My computer and printer are at the end, and the desk space is where I use my Cricut and Sihouette, cut vinyle and cut fabric. I have 6 chairs in this room and 6 desk spaces for friends to come over and craft with me!
#2: In the right corner is the sewing area. There are several cabinets with fabric and sewing supplies, and a large desk with plenty of room for large projects.
#3: This is the view when you enter the room. The walls are a soft blue color and the room's decorated with a soft French feel with touches of pink and a lot of black and white damask. The large white cabinet stores my stamps, albums and my kids' craft supplies. They are frequently in here with me being creative.
#4: The left wall has most of my storage. This is two Expedit bookcases from IKEA (most of the furniture is from IKEA) and two more desk spaces. Here is also where I keep my printed photos, Xyron, stamp inks, my Clip-It-Up, markers, and frequently used tools.
#5: The large white boxes are where I store items I want to keep from special events, birthday cards, etc. and each family member has one.
#6: Here's where I keep my Cricut Expression and inside the cabinet are my Cricut Cake, Your Story, and Big Shot and Epic 6 tools. the wall shelf is a Making Memories embellishment center and stores my flowers, buttons, glitter, glimmer mists, and other pretty embellishments. the blue frame is a clip frame. I got the idea from Heidi Swapp on My Craft Channel. I keep my design team schedules here to stay organized.
#7: These are Jetmax Cubes from Michaels and are perfect for my cardstock. My patterned paper is in another cabinet. The drawers hold my ribbon, misting supplies, Big Shot dies, embossing folders, Letterpress tools, and Imaginisce tools.
#8: Here's my newest addition to my room - my peg board. I love showing off the supplies of the companies I design for and having them on the wall also makes designing easier because I can see more at once.
#9: Here's my beautiful Imaginisce tools! Notice the new i-Magnicut Ribbon Cutter! Love it! I also keep my i-bond glue gun, i-rock mini iron, i-top and i-top supplies here.
#10: I found these clear divided boxes at Michaels that are perfect for my other Imaginisce tools.
#11: The dividers are re-positionable and in here are my i-rock and gems, lighted tweezers, and my d-Stress tool.
#12: In this box are my i-top daddies. All the toppers are together by size, and the bottoms are divided into types. I love this system. So easy to find what I need and it's all in one place. The large and extra large heads are also here.
#13: I have a thing for twine. Love it!
#14: And here's how I store my punches. These are actually kitchen storage rods from IKEA called "Bygel Rails". My border punches are in drawers but these styles of punches are perfect for these rails.
I hope that I could give you some ideas for storage and organization of your supplies.
WOW! What a gorgeous room! Thanks so much Tiffany
For even more photos of Tiffany's room, as well as a surprise giveaway
, check out her blog
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We'd like to introduce you to another new series
that is going to be so much fun!!
Have you ever come across a project and thought to yourself "Now who would have ever thought that possible?" OR "I didn't know you could do that?"
Well, this new series will knock your socks off! In each segment of this new feature one of our designers will share with you a project that they made using Imaginisce products but in a way that you never dreamed of! It will be a video or picture tutorial feature and we just know that you'll love it!!
So let's get started.
Today we have designer Ilene Tell
sharing her project called ...
Homemade 'Rubber' Charms
"Hi everyone! Today I have a very quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own "rubber" charms. Rubber charms are becoming more popular lately, so I thought it would be both fun and economical to be able to make your own."
Here's a list of supplies needed for this project.
- Imaginisce i-bond (glue gun) and colored Glue Sticks
- Imaginisce i-rock Mini Iron
- Manual Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug or Sizzix - she used Sizzix Big Shot)
- Dies (Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Hearts)
- Non-stick sheet
- Embossing Folder (Sizzix or Cuttlebug - she used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots)
Pick out the color glue you want to use - Imaginisce makes various solid colors, as well as a variety of Glittered colors. Here I used a soft pink. Heat up your glue and squeeze out a circle onto the non-stick sheet.
Fold the sheet over on top of your circle and then use your Imaginisce i-rock Mini Iron to iron it flat and relatively thin.
Allow it to sit this way until it cools completely.
Once completely cool, you can peel the sheet off the top and then peel your glue off the sheet. You should have a flat "pancake".
Select the die you'd like to use, making sure your pancake is big enough for it. If it's not, you could always go back and add more glue, repeating the steps above to make it bigger.
If you would like more texture you can now emboss using an embossing folder. This step flattened my heart a little. So if this happens you can always go back and use the die to even it out again.
You now have a "rubber" heart (the texture does end up firm but flexible, very similiar to rubber). My 'pancake' was big enough that I was able to go back and trim around the edge, giving me another heart.
This is what my charms ended up looking like on a tag, paired with the adorable Sole Sisters collection. Since the glue comes out firm but flexible it was very easy to wrap the open heart in baker's twine for extra texture.
Try it out and enjoy!
Be sure to share your creations with us by posting a link here on the comments section or on our Facebook page
We'd love to see what you create!
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Guest Designer - Day 2 & Giveaway!
It's been great having Megan Aaron as our Guest Designer this past month and we have loved seeing her beautiful creations.
Before we share more of her fabulous projects we had a few more questions to ask Megan just so that we could get to know her a wee bit better.
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A: Hmmm, it's a toss up. The beach is always nice, but I just LOVE mountains. So I think I would have to go with somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, maybe Colorado.
Q: What inspires you?
A: All kinds of things! I am inspired by blogs, magazines, pinterest, new products, photos, etc. I am pretty much always on the lookout for inspiration and I keep a notebook with me at all times to jot my ideas down.
Q: What kinds of projects to you prefer to create:
A: I used to make primarily layouts, but a few things, including a lack of photos have prompted me to move more into card making. I enjoy card making because it allows me to try out techniques without worrying about making mistakes. Also, I can make a card in an evening after work, whereas layouts take me much longer. However, I will never give up my first love of layouts because I love looking at the photos of my adorable daughter and capturing those memories for the future.
Now let's get to those awesome projects that Megan has to share with us today!
She designed 2 beautiful cards using the Sole Sisters collection.
"Best Friends Forever"
Megan wanted to use the i-rock Flourish stencil
for the perfectly shaped circular swirls, but the whole swirl was too large for the card, so she used a pencil to mark where the gems should go and used the same small swirl three times to create a swirl that was perfect for the scale of the card.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection, i-rock tool, Black Glam Rocks and stencil); Wasau paper and American Crafts cardstock, sewing machine, The Twinery (red twine)
"Thanks a Bunch"
When Megan saw the three die cuts she knew that they would be make a great card, pretty much all on their own! She wanted to use the "Thanks a bunch"
Snag 'em Stamp but only the sentiment part. So she created a mask. To keep the white cardstock pristine, she made the mask so that it was just a hole cut out for the sentiment, then stamped in that hole.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection, i-rock tool and Black Glam Rocks, white Foam Tape); American Crafts cardstock, Tsukineko ink
Megan also created this adorable altered project - a box of chocolates!! What a perfect gift for a dear friend!
Megan altered a Godiva Chocolates 'traditional' gold box by wrapping it with two contrasting patterned papers. She just turned the paper upside down and traced the box on the back in pencil. It was so quick & easy! A couple of die cuts and a big red bow to finish it off!
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection, white Foam Tape); Maya Road Ribbon and Spellbinders die
Thank you so much Megan for sharing your beautiful work with us.
This brings us to our Giveaway!
We hope that you have enjoyed Megan's projects just as much as we have and we would like to give away a ...
All you have to do is leave a comment on today's post and then hop on over to Megan's blog
, follow her blog and leave her a comment there as well. You will then be entered into this giveaway!
(winner will be announced this Friday, March 2nd)
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Thanks for all the wonderful comments on our new Design Team features this past week. We're thrilled that you have enjoyed them and we look forward to bringing them to you many times throughout the year!
Today brings us to our i-Spy feature and we want to share with you two fabulous projects.
The first project is a layout titled "At Honey Haven"
We spotted this fabulous layout at Scrapjazz
. We loved how she used the Happy Harvest collection and added a few hand cut details (ie. the fox and the owl).
Beautiful page Alicia!
The second project that we spied was this gorgeous card using one of our newest releases, Sole Sisters. We loved everything about it!
If you would like to be "i-spy'd" on our blog then please make sure to share your projects on online galleries and also on our Facebook page
. You never know ... you may our next i-spy feature!
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Thanks for joining us today! We are sharing another new Design Team feature with you that our card-loving followers will love.
It's just all about cards! Nothing else .... just CARDS!
A few of the design team members have created some beautiful cards and they're so excited to share them with you. We hope that you will be inspired to get crafty today and make some cards of your own!
What a fabulous way to use the Snag 'em Stamps!! We love it!
"I made this card using the Sole Sisters purse stamp to create a pattern on the background paper as well as the focal point in the center of the card. Remembering to use your stamps to help create a pattern can add fun and dimension to your cards. What girlfriend wouldn't want to get this shopping-inspired card from a friend?!"
Regina created this gorgeous pastel card full of dimension and
here's what she has to say about her card.
"I used Pop-up Posies and the white i-rock Glam Rocks. The 'happy' was diecut from the Pop-up Posie packaging (it really is the perfect thickness and it coordinates so perfectly)."
The Houndstooth patterned paper is a striking combination with other patterned papers as it really makes the colors "pop" and appear so vivid. We really like all the hand-cut work that Abby has used on her card!
"I really love the houndstooth paper and Snag'em Stamps in this Sole Sisters line. I clear embossed the cute flowers stamps onto my green cardstock and surrounded it with fussy-cut flowers and that sweet Sticker Stackers "bff" embellishment. I topped off my card with some red ribbon, punched trim and some white pen doodles."
"Thanks a bunch"
We love the paper piecing idea that Ilene created on her card.
"I love this little stamp from the Sole Sisters collection since it comes with a sentiment, which makes putting a card together a breeze. Since the stamps are clear, it's also very easy to do paper-piecing with them. I chose coordinating papers and stamped the heads of the flowers on those sections that had a bright but unprinted background. For the flower that had a body too small to cut out, I added a little i-rock bling. Frame it in chipboard, tie a ribbon around it and pop it up with foam adhesive, add some more bling and ink the edges and you're done! The best thing about this stamp is that it's small enough to be the perfect-sized accent for a 4.5" x 5" card (which can go in the mail with a regular stamp) :) "
Are you feeling the urge to get out your scrapbooking supplies and start creating a whack load of cards?? We sure hope so.
Leave us a comment today as we'd love to know what kinds of cards you like to create most?
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Today we're excited to bring you a new feature called ...
In these segments we will have a member of our Design Team showcase a certain Imaginisce tool, create a project(s) and include some step by steps pictures.
Today Rebecca Keppel
will be sharing the i-bond
(Glue Gun) tool with us and a few creative ways to use it besides the obvious ~ of glueing things together!
Now the basics, of course, with the i-bond
tool is to use it to glue things together. In this 1st picture Rebecca used the i-bond to attach the Roly Rosies
A super fun idea ... (that even kids will love - providing they have parental guidance because the i-bond
, like any glue gun, gets extremely hot and we all want to keep our fingerprints!!) ... is drawing with the i-bond to create a resist effect.
Once the glue was dry, she sprayed them with Maya Mist ....
... and then wiped the mist off the glue patterns with a paper towel.
She really liked the way you can see the sparkle and color of the i-bond glue in relation to the misted tag. (we do too, Rebecca!)
Rebecca used this technique to create a gift tag (the flower on the bottom left is actually a clip from our collection and the demin Roly Rosies
Isn't this adorable?!
Fabulous projects and super fun ideas Rebecca. Thanks for the great tips!
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1 Product 2 ways
Today we are sharing with you another new monthly idea that
we've asked our Design Team to take part in.
We wanted to challenge them to use one Imaginisce product in 2 different ways and think outside of the box a bit ... which for some of us, isn't always easy!
So today we've got 3 designers who are taking part in the challenge of using our Roly Rosies
in 2 different ways. Let's see what they've come up!
Project #1: Flower Frame
"I made this frame using the Roly Rosies-Paper. I wanted to dress up the flowers a bit and possibly use them in a different way. I put the flowers together using the Petal Roller and then added a bit of "glam" to them! How did I do this? Diamond Dust! Love that stuff!! I simply put glue on the edges of the flower petals and then dipped the flower right into the container of Diamond Dust and voila ... glamorous! I did this with all of my Roly Rosies. I then took one of the Roly Rosies wound it around the body of the Petal Roller then stretched it out and cut it in half length-wise (see picture #3 below). I added the flowers on my frame and some Crystal Hot Rocks."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Hot Rocks: crystal, Bon Voyage (papers), Roly Roises, petal roller, i-rock tool); Diamond Dust; Cardstock (Bazzill Basics); Wood Frame
Project #2: "Canvas Flower Bag"
"I had this canvas bag in my closet and thought it could use a little dressing up. These lovely flowers are the Fabric Roly Rosies. I used the Petal Roller to roll them up, glued them together using the i-bond and then glued them to the canvas bag. I added an extra touch to the flowers by sticking some Fashion Flowers in the center glueing them in and adding some Crystal Hot Rocks to the very middle of the flower. I then adhered an i-rock motif around the flowers using the i-rock mini iron. I did cut the motif up so I could place it on certain places around the flowers. Now, this canvas bag has a little flowery fun!"
Supplies: Imaginisce (Roly Rosies: fabric, i-rock Motif, Fashion Flowers, Hot Rocks (crystal), i-rock, i-bond, i-rock mini iron); Canvas bag
Project #1: "Happy Birthday" tag
For this stunning tag Shellye used the Neutral Roly Rosies, assembled them together and layered them onto a gift tag.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Roly Roises: neutral), petal roller, i-bond); flat backed pearls; paper leaves (Recollections, Michael's); rub-on sentiment (Basic Grey); misc. ribbon & string; 2 scalloped tags (Stampin' Up)
Project #2: "Something to Crow About" card
How adorable is this??
Shellye used the Roly Rosies (Brights) for the eyes of the crow! Genius!
"Punch large scallop, small scallop and circle from black cardstock. Cut circle in half (trimming as desired for wings). Punch heart from orange cardstock; fold in half. Assemble together as shown in photo. Cut small pieces of banner from Birthday Bash paper; glue to front of body. Glue baker's twine around the wings; attach with foam dots to body. With hybrid Petal Roller roll the Rolie Rosies as shown on package instructions. Trim down the size of the finished Rolie Rosies as desired (I cut mine down just a little bit). Add corduroy brads to center of Rolie Rosies and top with a small punched black dot (or use buttons, poms, etc); glue to head of crow as you like. Assemble the remainder of your card as desired."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Birthday Bash papers, Rolie Rosies); Cardstock; 5x7 premade card; corduroy brads; Thickers sticker letters; Baker's Twine; computer generated sentiment (Courier New Font); mini brads; large & small scallop punches; 1.5" heart punch; 2" circle punch
Project #2: Layout
"I am in love with the Roly Rosies Fabric/Papers! I love that I don't have to do any cutting to create these flowers plus rolling them is super easy. I think that the Imaginisce Petal Roller is brilliant, one of my favorite tools for sure!
I sprayed the Roly Rosies with glimmer mist for coloring and used it as is (flat) on my layout. Using a darker background makes the color and texture on my paper 'pop'."
Project #2: Friends Forever card
"I used the same coloring techinque (with mists). I embellished my card with a rolled Roly Rosies and one flat. I think that the polka dot print on the background paper is a great match with the Roly Rosies-text fabric."
If you have other ideas of how to use these Roly Rosies we'd love to hear about them & see them. Feel free to post them on our Facebook Page
or comment here & leave us a link to your creations.
Please join us tomorrow for another new monthly DT challenge.
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There are so many things in our everyday life that can inspire us in creative ways. Such as clothing, jewellry, home decor & household items (i.e. dishes, bedding, etc), magazine ads, nature, and on & on we could go. We decided to give our Design Team gals some new types of assignments and you can expect to be inspired by these each month.
For this particular assignment/challenge we asked a couple of our designers to pick an everyday item that they could find inspiration from and create a project from that. They could use the colors, the design, the shape, the texture, etc.
So today we are excited to share with you projects by Mary Ann & Ro.
Magazine ads can be such a great source to boost your creative ideas. The colors and the designs can spark many ideas to help you start your layouts, cards, etc. Mary Ann found this particular ad and was inspired entire design.
Here's a close-up view of the beautiful flowers that she created too.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection), Pop-up Posies; Border punch; alpha stickers (Doodlebug)
"I'm a Good Girl (sometimes...)"
"A few years ago a dear friend gave me a cup for my birthday. I just love this cup because the figure and the phrase that comes stamped on it: "I'm a good girl (sometimes....)" is perfect for me! LOL! I think this friend really knew me very well! Since then I always thought about making a scrapbook page using this phrase. So when Cari asked us to create a project that was inspired from everyday things around us I immediately remembered that my cup would be a great idea for a layout!"
Here's is Ro's inspired layout.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection: papers, Sticker Stacker, Chipboard Stickers), Roly Rosies; Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock; American Crafts & Fancy Pants (Alpha stickers); wood piece (from local store)
So take a look around you today. What inspires you? Can you find everyday items that spark your creativitiy?
Try creating a project using those inspirational items and share with us on our Facebook page
or comment here & share a link. We'd love to see your creations and we'd love to hear what you thought of today's ideas!
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Blog Hop Final Day - Scrapbook Adhesives & Winner Announced
Wow! What a week of inspiration!!
We were so excited to share all of these projects with you this past week and we hope that you have been inspired to try new ideas with your adhesives.
We begin with ...
Adora created this darling heart door hanger. What a pretty piece of decor to have hanging from your entry way especially with all of that beautiful hand-cut work on the flowers!
Adora used the 3D Foam squares to add dimension and she also put them on the top of the cut out flowers and added glitter for added texture.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection); Scrapbooker Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares); Clear Scraps Acrylic heart; Martha Steward Butterfly Punch
Adora also created a couple of cards.
"Friends are the Best Accesories"
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares); Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock; Martha Stewart flower punch; DCWV Sticker
"Let's Go Shopping"
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (adhesive Photo Corners); Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock; Yellow cardstock (unknown source)
What a cute, cute layout Regina has created about her son trying out the 'big boy' swing for the first time. Look at that big smile!
She used the foam squares in the title to 'pop' up the word 'kid'.
Regina used the Adhesive Sheets on the title to make glittery letters ... which look amazing! Regina also used the Crafty Power Tape to make the rosette.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Apple Cider collection of papers); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (EZ Runner, Crafty Power Tape, Adhesive Sheets, 3D Foam Squares, Photo Corners); Cardstock (American Crafts & Stampin' Up); Fire Opal Glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts); Twine (unknown source); Dies: Stardust Grand Alphabet, Merry Cookie Cutter Alphabet (Lifestyle Crafts/Quickcutz); Rosettes (Tim Holtz for Sizzix)
Did you enjoy it?? We sure hope so!
Now ... what better way to end off our incredible Blog Hop week then to announce the lucky winner!!
Can we get a drumroll please .....
Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Scrapbook Adhesives product & the Hippity Hop collection.
I love the pearls on the little houndstooth purse. So adorable!
How to claim your prize:
Please email us your mailing info to: Contact.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight Friday, Feb., 24th, 2012 and put the giveaway name in the Subject Line.
We want to say 'thank you' to all of you who have stopped by this past week & who've left comments. We enjoyed reading your comments and it sounds like we've sparked your interest in both the paper collection and the adhesives! We hope that you have been able to find ideas & inspiration to create your own works of art.
Don't forget about our Monthly Challenge
(a sketch this month). Give it a try because you may just win yourself an i-magicut ribbon cutter!!!
for all the details on the challenge. Deadline to get your entries in is the 25th!
Have a super weekend!
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Blog Hop Day 4 - Scrapbook Adhesives
We've got another day of fascinating projects to share with you.
Here are a few words from Ro on her project:
"This project is a small wall hanging to celebrate the spring that is coming. In the center I used a small canvas and on it I glued the butterflies with 3D Adhesives in two layers to give a lot of volume. I also put glitter on the 3D foam squares."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares); glitter; butterfly punch; canvas
"I was trying to think of something I could do with the adhesive supplies that would be considered a secondary use for them. I pulled the photo corners out of their packagin and just stared at them for a minute. They come with 42 photo corners lined up on one sheet. As I was looking at them I saw a potential pattern. I started stacking them on top of each other in a pattern in hopes that I could pull off a cool chevron look. I think I succeeded. I love that the end result is so dimensional! I decided to keep the rest of the card simple so that the chevrons could be in the spotlight."
You can visit Heather's blog to see step x step instructions on how to make your own chevron out of photo corners.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Happy Camper paper & chipboard, i-rock tool and Glam Rocks); Scrapbook Adhesives (photo corners in white, black & kraft, EZ Runner, Thin 3D Foam Squares in black); machine stitching; ribbon
"Best Friends Forever"
"I love how the Sole Sisters collection is perfect for black & white photos as it makes the page 'pop' with color! I absolutely LOVE the THIN and regular 3D Foam Squares and have been using these for years already! I added them to the hand-cut/punched flowers & leaves and title die-cut on my layout. For the 'title' die cut I used the THIN 3D Foam Squares and the 3D Foam Squares to adhere the die cut flowers so that they would be a little bit higher than the 'title'."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection, i-rock, Glam rocks); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares, Thin 3D Foam Squares, white Photo Corner); Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock
Don't forget about our Giveaway!!
All you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog post.
(winner will be announced tomorrow)
Now hop on over to their blog to check out their amazing projects today!
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Blog Hop Day 3 - Scrapbook Adhesives
We are so excited to be bring you more great projects today. Our Design Team has loved using Scrapbook Adhesives
product ... and it's quite evident from all the wonderful projects that they keep coming up with!
We've noticed that they have really enjoyed using the Crafty Power Tape
too. If you ever need just just one adhesive then this would be it! It's perfect for everything!
Would you like to see some more projects from our Design Team?
Ok, then ... let's get going!
First off today is ...
Ilene created this adorable layout about her darling daughter. It is full of dimension as she has used the foam squares in various places on her layout to give that 3D effect.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection, flowers, i-rock, Hot Rocks); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Power Tape, White 3D Foam Squares, EZ Runner, EZ Squares)
Shellye made this beautiful gift box using a variety of Scrapbook Adhesive products. This box has many layers of dimension. Shellye used Thin 3D Foam Squares to adhere the blue polka dot paper, the pearl accents, and the small flowers. She used the 3D Foam Squares to adhere the chipboard purse and one of the other flowers so that it would be higher than the other flowers. All these layers make this adorable box so full of dimension!
Here's a few words from Shellye on her project:
"I have used tons of foam dots on projects over the years. I can honestly say that 3L Foam Squares are by far the best at keeping small accents (like the pearls) secure ... it will take some work to get this off (if you wanted to). I'm now hooked on 3L and won't settle for anything less on my crafts from here on out!"
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection); 2.5" x 3" x 1" treat box (Martha Stewart); misc. flat backed pearl accents, baker's twine and sticker sentiment
"I created the sun on this layout using Adhesive Sheets. I cut wedge-shaped pieces of the sheets and applied them to my page, and then removed the backing from every other sheet and poured the orange glitter over them. Then I removed the backing from the rest of the sheets and added the yellow glitter. The sheets held both chunky and fine glitter perfectly! For the strips on the sun, I raised them up off the page by placing a Thin 3D Foam Adhesive Square under each one. They were the perfect size!
Under the "seed packets" I used the Thick 3D Foam Adhesive Squares. I also used these under my title, with two under the strawberry to make it extra dimensional. I used the white Photo Corners to highlight my photos, and I did a lot of stitching on this layout. I used Crafty Power Tape and the EZ Runner & EZ Squares to adhere all of my elements onto the background paper."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Berrylicious collection); Scrapbook Adhesives (Adhesives Sheets, Thin 3D Foam Squares, Photo Corners, 3D Foam Squares, Crafty Power Tape, EZ Runner, EZ Squares); Glitter
Wanna win some of these fabulous adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives
and a package of our Hippity Hop collection??
Then just leave us a comment on today's blog post and you'll be entered to win.
(winner will be announced on Friday)
Good luck and we hope to see you back tomorrow!
2/15/2012 7:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Blog Hop Day 2 - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Were you inspired yesterday to try a few different
techniques with your adhesives? We sure hope so!
Thanks to Tatertots & Jello for sending so many new faces/followers over to our blog yesterday! Wow!!! We hope you've returned today check out more projects!
Now hold on to your foam squares & glue sticks because we have some more ideas to share with you as continue on with our Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
"Bloom & Grow"
"I love using varying dimension of foam and these products work perfectly for that!! On the cover, I cut another kite from the pattern paper and used the Thin 3D Foam Square, layered it on my die-cut to add dimension.
It's wonderful for creating collage effects in various levels of dimension.
When I stitch my photos to their mats, I used just a few squares from the EZ Squares in the middle to tack the photo in place so it would be centered while I sew.
I have a confession ... I'm an EZ Runner addict. I absolutely LOVE this runner and have used it since day 1 of scrapping. I don't make many projects without it. It holds awesome and yet you can work with it."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Hippity Hop collection, i-rock, silver tears & Heart Glam Rocks and Hot Rocks, 16mm Brad Daddy, 16mm punch, d-stress tool); Cardstock (Bazzill); Scrapbook Adhesives (EZ Runner, EZ Squares, 3D Foam Squares (white), Thin 3D Foam Squares (white), Photo Corners, Crafty Power Tape); Chipboard Tab Book (Teresa Collins); Scallop Border punch (Martha Stewart); Acetate Accent (K & Co.); Baker's Twine (The Twinery); Crop-a-dile; Other: sewing machine, thread, binding rings & ribbon
Diana created this adorable door sign for a baby's room. Isn't it precious?
We liked how she combined the Sole Sisters & Happy Harvest collections to create such a soft and inviting sign.
Supplies: 1 wooden block, Imaginisce (Sole Sisters paper, Happy Harvest: diecuts, canvas stickers, Roly Rosies, Petal Roller); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Power Tape, EZ Squares, Thin 3D Foam Squares, White Photo Corners); alpha stickers
"Friends are Fabulous"
Mary Ann has a few words to say about her project.
"I made this fun little picture for my bff's red, black & white scrapbook room. I know she is going to love it when she sees it here on the blog today! Since this will be hanging on the wall, I wanted a really strong adhesive. The Craft Power Tape was perfect to use to adhere everything together, including the medallions. I then added some 3D Foam Squares to add dimension to the "J" and to add the flowers to the centers of the medallions for a little extra pop."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters collection); Scrapbook Adhesives (Crafty Power Tape, 3D Foam Squares); cardstock
Please leave a comment and be entered into our Giveaway (see details on yesterday's post)
(winner will be announced on Friday)
Don't forget to hop on over to Scrapbook Adhesives
blog because they have some wonderful projects to share today!
2/14/2012 3:03:15 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Blog Hop Day 1 - Scrapbook Adhesives
We are so excited about this week as we being Day 1 of our Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives
and we're just busting with adhesives to share some projects with you. (I know ... bad pun! Forgive me.)
have many amazing products and our Design Team had the opportunity to work with a variety of products such as 3D Foam Squares, Thin 3D Foam Squares, Photo Corners, Crafty Power Tape, E-Z Runners and the Adhesive Sheets. Their products are archival safe, acid free, acrylic based adhesives (won't bleed through the paper), lignin free (won't yellow paper) and has passed the PAT (Photographic Activity Test). They have been around for over 40 years and have provided the crafting industry with quality adhesives perfect for every crafting need.
Today we will start off our Blog Hop with ...
"I love creating little gift boxes, filling them with goodies and then giving them to someone special. The problem I usually have is gtting the boxes to stay together. I found that the Crafty Power tape held these gift boxes together perfectly. I made some cute roses using the Petal Roller from Imaginisce and adhered them together with some adhesive squares from the EZ Runner. I wanted my roses to pop off the gift boxes so I added 3D Foam Adhesives under them, stacking them to get the height I wanted. On the little Love tag I used some black Photo Corners. 3L products have been around a very long time and I am sure that my projects will last because of 3L's quality."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters Collection, Petal Roller), Cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Power Tape, Photo Corners, EZ runner)
"For the layout, I adhered a line of 3D Foam Squares (Black, small) and sprinkled glitter on them. I ran a piece of the Crafty Power Tape under the cardstock and adhered a piece of ribbon. I also used the White Photo Corners around the outside of my 2 photos. I used the large 3D White Foam Squares to pop up the Imaginisce Die Cuts, and layered 2 layers of the large 3D White Foam Squares to make one die cut layered on top of another"
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters - paper, chipboard; i-rock Hot Rocks (journaling lines), Berrylicious die cuts); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares (small black), Crafty Power Tape, White Photo Corners, 3D Foam Squares (large white), EZ Runner); ribbon (Crate Paper); White pen (Signo Uniball); alphas (American Crafts); cardstock (Bazzill)
"Thanks a Bunch" card
"For the card, I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheets to paper, cut fringe and removed the top and sprinkled with glitter for the grass. I applied all the cut out stamped flowers with 3D Foam Squares (white small)."
Supplies: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters: stamps, i-rock Glam Rocks); card (Hero Arts): markers (Copic); white pen (Signo Uniball): Pearl Paint (Ranger); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares - white, small)
Creating with Imaginisce Geek is Chic & 3L Scrapbook Adhesives was a lot of fun. The adhesive is super strong, easy to apply, and I love that the 3D foam squares package includes different sizes. Adhering my patterned papers to the plastic box with the Crafty Power Tape insures a long-lasting project, I was very impressed with the strong hold. I used the 3D Foam Squares all around the rim of the lid to give dimension to my punched border. I was so happy to see how well using the i-bond black glue stick hides the glue job under the black ribbon trim. Loved that! I topped the box with more Geek is Chic paper, fan-fold embellishment, the cutest apple/worm die-cut, tiny alpha stickers and twine.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Geek is Chic papers & die cuts, i-bond & black mini glue sticks); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Power Tape, 3D & Thin Foam Squares); Other: Compartment Box, Ribbon, Die Template, Border punch, Twine, Scoring board, Gel pen, tiny alphas
After seeing these fun projects and how the gals have used the 3L product we couldn't help but have a little giveaway! To be entered in the giveaway all you have to do is leave us a comment on every post this week.
One lucky winner will be chosen randomly to win ...
Imaginisce - Hippity Hop collection pack
Scrapbook Adhesives package
(EZ Squares, EZ Runner, Crafty Power Tape, Adhesive Sheets, 3D Foam Squares (2 pkgs), Photo Corners (3 diff. colors)
(winner will be announced on Friday)
Now don't forget ... this is a blog hop so we'd love for you to hop on over to Scrapbook Adhesive's blog
and check out their fabulous projects.
We'll see you tomorrow!
2/13/2012 7:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
More inspiration to come!
They're at it again!
The Design Team have been working hard (both our team and Scrapbook Adhesives!). We've seen some of the projects already and we can honestly tell you that you will not be disappointed!!! These gals have come up with some pretty awesome projects!!! We can't wait for Monday!!
We hope that you will join us every day next week and then hop on over to 3L's blog to check out their amazing projects too. There will be lots of inspiration and if you leave comments on our blog posts each day you'll be entered into our Giveaway at the end of the week!!!
2/11/2012 7:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
i-Spy & Weekly Winners!
It's always a treat for us to come across projects that our followers have created.
Today we'd like to share a project that we found on 2 Peas in a Bucket
We just loved the detail (and time it took) of the hand-cut candles from the patterned paper of our Birthday Bash collection. Beautiful work Cherie!
Now for our weekly winners from this past week's "Love is in the Air" inspiration.
"Love is in the Air"
Sole Sisters collection pack
We were married Feb 10 (back in the dark ages) and my husband was working nights. He forgot Valentine's day until he was on his way home in the wee hours of the morning, and the only place open was the gas station. I got one of those packs of 10 bars of Zero candy bars that year. LOVED it, LOL.
"Love is in the Air"
i-rock & accessories
Love these Valentine's cards! My favorite is the first one. I send them out, too :)
How to claim your prize:
Please email us your mailing info to: Contact.email@example.com no later than midnight Friday, Feb., 17th, 2012 and put the giveaway name in the Subject Line.
Don't forget about our Monthly Challenge. It's a fabulous sketch full of inspiration! Details can be found here
We hope that you'll join us again next week as we are having a blog swap with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
. We will have a ton of inspiration to share with you as will the 3L gals so we hope you'll stop by. And yes, you can bet will have some giveaways!!
2/10/2012 4:55:43 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Day 4 - Love is in the Air!
Thanks for joining us these past few days for our "Love is in the Air" week. We hope that you've enjoyed the projects that our Design Team has created.
Today we'd like to share with you some Mini Albums that a few our team members have designed. They're so creative and these albums are stunning!
As with all the projects shown this past week we want to encourage you to check out the Designers blogs as well because many of them they will have a few more detailed pictures of their projects and add some information on how they made their projects & the types of supplies that they used.
It's no surprise that Shellye rocks the mini albums!! This album is just stunning as she has incorporated so many embellishments from the Sole Sisters collection. What a gorgeous album just ready to insert some photos & journaling.
Heather created this family album and used the long piece of cardboard packaging from the Sole Sisters chipboard package. Very creative idea Heather! She also created the journaling template which she has posted on her blog for you to download if you wish.
Showcasing some family favorite photos is what Rebecca has done here in her mini album. The papers, black & white photos are so striking with the black album. The pop of color with the die-cuts, flowers and paper covered i-top brads are the perfect touches on this album.
We want to thank you once again for joining us.
We'd love to see your 'love' themed projects so please feel free to share your work on our Facebook Page. Don't forget about the Giveaways happening this week HERE & HERE.
(winners will be posted tomorrow!)
Join us next week as we're excited to be teaming up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L all week long. Our Design Teams have been working hard creating wonderful projects and we can't wait to share them with you. So please stop by our blog next week for inspiration and giveaways!
We love seeing people using our tools and we're thrilled that TODAY ...
Her site is just brimming with inspiration & fabulous tutorials so make sure to take a look around. We know that you'll have a hard time leaving!
2/9/2012 7:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Day 3 - Love is in the Air!
Oh! Have we got some fun projects to show you today!
We asked a few of the Design Team members to create home decor/altered projects and they've come up with some fabulous stuff! (but then again, we wouldn't expect anything but that!!)
Rhonda did an incredible job altered this heart shaped box. The rolled flowers & lace are just the perfect touch.
Tiffany covered this heart shaped wreath and decorated it beautifully with the Roly Rosies fabric flowers. Definitely a perfect way to welcome your guests at the front door!
Adora altered this shadow box. Look at all the detail! We love how she added the rhinestones, Roly Rosies and the ribbon on the outside. That Houndstooth patterned combined with the red are just so striking! This is definitely a gorgeous frame to display in your home.
Are you enjoying the projects so far? We certainly hope so!
How about another Giveaway today?
We want to hear about your favorite Valentine's Day memory
(whether it be from childhood or later on in life).
Post your comment here by midnight Thursday, Feb., 9th, 2012.
One lucky winner will randomly be chosen to win ...
an i-rock tool & accessories
(Winner will be announced on Friday, Feb., 10th)
Join us again tomorrow for our final day "Love is in the Air".
2/8/2012 7:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post