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Imaginisce & Xryon - Day 5



Well, we've come to our final day of our BLOG HOP with Xyron.  We have been so inspired by all of the incredible projects that we've seen this past week.  Now we just can't wait for Easter!
We've got one more day of inspiration to share with you so please join us & Xyron for our final day.



Easter Baskets


Easter in our house is all about filling cute little baskets with lots of goodies.  What better way to use some fun bright color paper and make your own baskets.  I used a cut file and cut out the basket shape from three coordinating colors and used pieces from each color to make these fun little baskets.  For projects like these you need a good strong adhesive and the Xyron Mega Runner was perfect.  See below for step by step instructions to make your own.


Check out Fleur's blog for a full tutorial & more great photos of these adorable little basketcs.

Supplies:
Patterned Paper and Stickers - Imaginisce Endless Summer, Childhood Memories and Good Dog Collections, Stamp - Imaginisce Childhood Memories Collection, Imaginisce I-top tool, Imaginisce Small Brad Daddies, Adhesive -  Xyron Mega runner, Ink - Versafine, Punch - Epiphany Crafts, Eggs - Color Fantastik and CTG Brands Inc., Pom poms - Michaels, Candy - Allan's, Typewrite - Smith Corona





Easter Napkin Rings

I love the Easter season! I enjoy making Easter bread and having family over to our house for meals.  I thought it would be a fun way to decorate our dinner table this year with some festive napkin rings. So I created some paper rings from patterned paper.  The accordion flowers & chickie were cut out with my Cricut and patterned paper. I added the little eyes using my i-rock tool and some small black Glam Rocks.


Hop on over to Cari's blog for more photos of her cute project.

Supplies used: Imaginisce (patterned papers from Childhood Memories & Good Dog collection; i-rock tool and small black Glam Rocks); Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock, Xyron (Permanent Adhesive Glue Stick & Mega Runner); Cricut Expression 2, Ribbons & Rosettes Cartridge, Simply Charmed Cartridge





Table Centerpiece

I have always been a fan of Xyron and my new favorite adhesive is the Xyron Mega Runner.  It is so easy to use and works really well.  I used the Mega Runner to make an Easter Centerpiece.  I have a fun pinwheel die that I just couldn't wait to use and thought it would be the perfect thing for this project.  I chose several different papers from the Love You More collection to make the pinwheels.  For the pinwheel stems, I made paper straws by rolling the paper and using the Xyron runner.  I then stuck the paper straws to the back of the pinwheels.  The candy in the jar worked to anchor the pinwheels and viola!  A beautiful and fun centerpiece!

Make sure to stop by Apryl's blog for more photos & info of her beautiful centerpiece.


Supplies:  Imaginisce Love You More Collection, Xyron Mega Runner, Brads, Lifestyle Crafts Pinwheel die, pink tulle, mason jar.


Let's continue our BLOG HOP by making your way over to Xyron's blog and see what their designers have created.

Xryon Design Team



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Giveaway!

So this is the end of our BLOG HOP with Xyron and as we mentioned at the beginning of the week we will be giving away 2 prizes. That's right! 2 fabulous prizes!!

All you have to do is leave a comment (each day) on the Imaginisce blog & the Xyron blog for a chance to win a collection pack of Childhood Memories OR Good Dog.

We will be announcing the winner on Monday, April 1st.


... and in closing,
We want to wish you a blessed Easter weekend.

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Imaginisce & Xyron - Day 4



We're here today with Day 4 of our BLOG HOP with Xyron.
Wow!!! We've seen so many exciting projects over the past several days.  We sure that you've been enjoying them too.

We're going to keep it going today and start off with designer, Sara Zenger.




"Egg"celent Banner! 

Just in time for Easter I have an adorable and simple Easter Egg banner to share with you!  I love making a banners and with each new holiday / season I want to make a new one.  For Easter I had a request from my son to make the banner 'not girly'!  I took this as a challenge!   

I started off with kraft card stock for my pennants and then using my cameo cut an egg shape out of white cards to and then a coordinating chevron egg top out of paper from Imaginisce!  I took paper from three of the new collections, Childhood memories, Good Dog and Endless Summer - these were perfect 'non girly' colors!  

I am so happy to have had my Xyron handy because running the top chevron layer of my egg through my Xyron made adhering it simple and easy!  Every little part of that egg it glued down tight! 

My banner got his approval, it was not cute, it was awesome! 


Hop on over to Sara's blog for more pictures of her adorable banner.

Supplies : Paper - Endless Summer, Childhood Memories, Good Dog, Cardstock
Toos - Xryon, Cameo, i-Punch
Other - Foam tape, Twine




Bunny Treat Bags & Easter Card
Jodi created these super cute treat bags using our Love You More & Good Dog collections. Aren't they adorable?
I'm sure those treats won't last long though!!


You can more pictures of Jodi's bags and card on her blog. So please stop by.


Supplies: Love you More Collection, Good Dog Collection
Xyron Supplies: Mega Runner
Other Supplies: Twine from the Twinery, Cardstock




Some Bunny

When our Xyron goodies arrived on my doorstep, I was thrilled to see the Megarunner amongst the collection. I have LONG been in search of an adhesive that "wow's" me since I bid my Kokuyo adhesive farewell (oh what a sad day that was...). I am pleased to say, I just might have found THE replacement. I like the dots, I've always preferred dotty adhesive for the simple fact that when you stop rolling, the adhesive stops. I also like that the dots allow you the ability to change your mind without having to redo the layout around the ripped up paper that ensued as a result! My other "beef" with some adhesives is starting over; threading those things and not losing bits and pieces can be challenging. Xyron's Megarunner is just a cartridge that you replace. I need to check into ability to recycle the cartridge and price. I also like that the Megarunner is more portable then my other ATG and has a cover over the dispenser part. So far, so good! Thanks Xyron!!




Check out Suzanna's blog for more pictures of her stunning Easter layout.


Supplies: 
Imaginisce: Patterned Paper from Good Dog, Makin' Waves, Hippity Hop, Childhood Memories, Stickers from Childhood Memories, Colored Foam Tape
Other: Cardstock: Bazzill, Adhesive: Xyron Megarunner and Glue Stick, Cut File: Samantha Walker, Ink: Colorbox, Punch: EK Success






Let's continue our BLOG HOP by making your way over to Xyron's blog and see what their designers have created.

Xryon Design Team



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Giveaway!

At the end of this BLOG HOP we will be giving away 2 prizes. That's right! 2 fabulous prizes!!

All you have to do is leave a comment (each day) on the Imaginisce blog & the Xyron blog for a chance to win a collection pack of Childhood Memories OR Good Dog.

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Imaginisce & Xyron - Day 3




We've come to Day 3 of our BLOG HOP with Xyron.

Haven't the projects been amazing? Both Design Teams have created such beautiful projects.  And guess what? We've got even more to share with you today!



Easter Basket Fun

When I first starting scrapping ( well over 12 years ago) one of the first tools I ever bought was a Xyron X sticker maker.  I loved it.  When I found out that we were going to do a swap with Xyron I was so excited.  I fell in love instantly with the Create a Sticker machine.  It was exactly what I had been missing when I created those fun die cuts and titles using my Silhouette.  It was always so hard for me to put the adhesive on them. I had tried everything and nothing was working really well until I got the Create A Sticker!  I am in LOVE.  I don't have to worry that my die cuts are going to fall off.  


Mary Pat has more details on her blog about this wonderful layout. PLUS she has created a video of how she created this layout. So make sure to check it out!

video:  


Supply list:
paper- Imaginisce ( good dog and childhood memories)
tools- I Rock and glam rocks
washi tape- imaginisce ( love you more collection)
Silhouette- title work, eggs



Happy Easter cards


I created 2 Easter cards to share with you today, of course I will be creating more, can you believe Easter is just around the corner. Anyhow these are quick and easy cards to make, it's really just a punch and paste technique! :) I love that I also get to used some of my left over scrapped paper.



Check out Adora's blog for more info on her cards/


Supplies used: Imaginisce "Good Dog" paper collection, Xyron Mega Runner and Glue Stick and Fiskars Punches.






My kids are always wanting little gifts and treats for friends, so I decided to make this cute egg basket, decorate it and fill it with grass and candy.  I used the Xyron Mega Runner and Corner Glue Stick to put this basket together.  I love how easy the Xyron Mega Runner is to use...so smooth.  I think I may have to make a few more of these to give out to close friends and family for Easter.

You'll definitely want to head over to Guiseppa's blog because she has more fabulous pictures to share of this wonderful creation.


Make sure to stop by Guiseppa's blog for more pics of her adorable treat box.


Imaginisce Supplies: Love You More Patterned Papers and Roly Rosies
Other Supplies: Xyron Mega Runner, Glue Stick and Silhouette Cameo




Let's continue our BLOG HOP by making your way over to Xyron's blog and see what their designers have created.

Xryon Design Team




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Giveaway!

At the end of this BLOG HOP we will be giving away 2 prizes. That's right! 2 fabulous prizes!!

All you have to do is leave a comment (each day) on the Imaginisce blog & the Xyron blog for a chance to win a collection pack of Childhood Memories OR Good Dog.

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Imaginisce & Xryon Blog Hop - Day 1




Welcome to Day 1 of our BLOG HOP with Xyron!

We are so excited to be teaming up this week with the talented Xryon Design Team. This is going to be a fabulous week full of incredible ideas and inspiration.

The Imaginisce Design Team will be highlighting the Xryon projects using a variety of Imaginisce collections but incorporating an Easter theme to their projects.  The Xryon team will be highlighting our Good Dog and Childhood Memories collections.  You are in for a treat!

So let's get this blog hop started!!!





Chick Candy Dispenser


This little chick is the perfect addition to a gift basket for Easter, or a just-because candy dish left out for guests. Made using the Cameo and pattern papers from the Good Dog collection, this chick-a-dee is a great way to add some fun to your jellybeans!



Hop on over to Diana's blog for more photos about her project.

SUPPLIES: Imaginisce Good Dog (pattern paper), Imaginisce Hippity Hop 3-D stickers, stamped sentiment, ink, The Twinery twine, orange card stock, googly eyes, Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Glue Stick, jellybeans, Silhouette Cameo, 3D 



Easter Bunny Basket


For our kids the highlight of Easter is looking for the chocolate eggs and bunnies my husband and I have hidden throughout the house and garden on Easter Sunday. So for this year I decided to create an Easter Basket for each of our 3 kids in which they can put the sweets they've found! You won't believe how quickly these were created! 



I've cut the templates with my Cameo en used Xyron's Mega Runner to glue it all together ... in no time at all I had 3 fantastic baskets!

Hop on over to Monique's blog for more about her project.

Supplies Used: Imaginisce (Love You More: patterned paper). Other Supplies used: Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner, Doodlebug brads, Silhouette software: Lori Whitlock, Silhouette Cameo.




Easter Banner

I was super excited to use the Xyron sticker maker on my Easter banner!  I knew it would make adhering my project a breeze!  I took a bunch of fun, spring inspired papers and put them together for a festive banner that's hung in a sunny area of my home.


Make sure to stop by Jennie's blog to see more about her project.

Supplies: Imaginisce - Patterned Paper (Endless Summer, Childhood Memories); Alphabet Stickers: Love You More; Small iTop paper punch



Xyron Design Team
Now hop on over to the Xyron blog to check out what their designers have been up to.



Giveaway!

At the end of this BLOG HOP we will be giving away 2 prizes. That's right! 2 fabulous prizes!!

All you have to do is leave a comment (each day) on the Imaginisce blog & the Xyron blog for a chance to win a collection pack of Childhood Memories OR Good Dog.

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Imaginisce & Xryon - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of our BLOG HOP with Xyron.

We've got another day full of fascinating projects.  If you've been looking for some fun Easter-themed ideas then you won't be disappointed because all week long our Design Team will be sharing some very creative ideas. Xryon's DT will be sharing some fabulous project ideas as well.


Easter Treat Boxes

I love to make 3 dimensional paper crafts like these Easter Treat boxes. But because its not flat, you need an adhesive that dries fast so your not sitting there holding pieces together waiting for it to dry. Xyron sent me their Mega Runner and I put it to the test to see if it would hold.  I LOVE
the Mega Runner!! It held without the mess that glue makes. It held without having to wait for pieces to dry! After using it on a layout, I am throwing my old tab dispenser away. Thank you Xyron!


Stop by Marcia's blog to see more of her fabulous project.

Supplies:
Imaginisce: Love You More: Patterned Paper, Good Dog: Pattern Paper;
Bazzill cardstock in white; Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalk ink in Mango Mai Tai and Pink Cheeks;  Sakura Micron pen; Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon; Twine: May Arts; Cut files: Silhouette Store



Easter Basket Pillow Box


For my project, I made this adorable Easter pillow box that would be perfect to give as a sweet little treat to a teacher, friend, or co-worker. 
To start, I searched through all my Imaginisce papers to come up with some great Easter colors. I decided to go with this Good Dog striped paper, a Good Dog die cut, Hippity Hop for the basket, and Love You More for the Easter egg.


Hop over to Aimee's blog to see more of her adorable project.

Imaginisce Supplies Used: Good Dog (patterned paper, Die Cut), Hippity-Hop (pattern paper), Love You More (pattern paper), Pop Up Posies, I-Rock tool, Hot Rocks, Lighted Tweezers
Other supplies used: SRM clear pillow box, The Twinery twine, Ribbon from Michaels, Silhouette Cameo
  





Happy Easter Card



Easter is such a fun holiday to create things for and I wanted to create a special card for my little guy. He is big on the hunt for Easter eggs, so I wanted to make him a card that featured an Easter basket. There were a lot of little pieces involved, so I was glad to have the Xyron glue stick on hand and the Mega Runner was so great for putting together larger pieces without the mess of traditional glue. I used B-side patterned paper from the Childhood Memories collection, plus a wee bit of Hippity Hop that I was hoarding. I also took the darling carrot, bunny, and chick from some Sticker Stackers and added them to my "hoppy" little scene.


If you make your way over to Regina's blog you will see more photos of her beautiful card.

Supplies: 
Patterned Paper: (from Childhood Memories and Hippity Hop collections) Imaginisce; Accents: (Hippity Hop Sticker Stackers) Imaginisce, (Stickles) Ranger; Dies: (Doily Frame) Lifestyle Crafts, (A Tisket a Tasket, Whimsy Alpha) Taylored Expressions; Fibers: (gingham) May Arts; Cardstock: (green, pink, cream) Stampin' Up!


Let's continue our BLOG HOP by making your way over to Xyron's blog and see what their designers have created.

Xryon Design Team



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Giveaway!

At the end of this BLOG HOP we will be giving away 2 prizes. That's right! 2 fabulous prizes!!

All you have to do is leave a comment (each day) on the Imaginisce blog & the Xyron blog for a chance to win a collection pack of Childhood Memories OR Good Dog.

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An Invitation & a Reminder!

We hope that you're having a safe & relaxing weekend.  We know many of you are having your Spring Break or are about to start it.  Have a enjoyable time.

We wanted to invite you to join us this coming week for a Blog Hop as we are teaming up with the fabulous Xyron crew and have a week full of amazing inspiration that you will not want to miss!

And a quick reminder ....

Our March Monthly Challenge ends tomorrow!!!


So if you've been planning on getting something created for this you still have a few hours left to get your entries in!!!  By submitting your project you are entering for a chance to win a CutBright LED Rotary Cutter and a CutRight Acrylic Ruler!! 2 fabulous prizes!

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Endless Summer WINNER!



Wow!
What a fabulous week full of inspiring summer creations!

I'm sure you would like a chance to play with this collection and create your own summer themed projects right?

Well, we have one lucky winner to announce.

That person is ....

Melissa!!!





Congratulations Melissa!


To claim your prize:
Please send an email to imaginiscewinners@gmail.com with your mailing info no later than Fri., March 29th, 2013 and "Endless Summer" in the Subject Heading.


Join us all next week for an exciting week of projects as we're teaming up with Xyron!!



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Endless Summer - Day 5


Well, we've reached our final day of inspiration for this wonderful summer collection. We hope that you've enjoyed all the inspiration that you've seen this past week.


This super cute collection wouldn't be complete without some amazing die cuts that help to finish off your projects. They are great for adding as titles to your layouts and embellishments to any type of project.



We still have lots more to show you today so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy looking through these summery projects using Endless Summer!



Endless Summer is just so perfect for ALL your summer needs.  I love that it can be used for so many summer activities- cook outs, swimming, cold treats, and just summer fun!  In our neighborhood you can hear the ice cream truck about a mile away.  The kids love it when they can get their dollar and wait at the end of the driveway and pick out their favorite cold treat.  

"Hot Summer Days"



Supplies:
paper- Imaginisce (endless summer)
die cuts- Imaginisce ( endless summer)
tools- sewing machine, I Rock, Silhouette 
stamps- hero arts
ink- jenni bowlin


"You're Sweet"



Supplies:
paper- Imaginisce ( endless summer)
die cut- Imaginisce (endless summer)
tools- I Rock, Glam Rocks




"You are invited" 
I really love the oversized Die Cuts that come with this collection and decided to create a card to feature those. Love the result!




Supplies: Imaginisce (Endless Summer patterned paper and oversized die cuts).
"Cruising" photo tray
In 2011 my sweet parents-in-law took us, their kids and families, on a 8 day cruise visiting Italy, Greece, Turkey and Kroatia. We had the time of our lives! And although it's been 2 years I still wanted to create something special to give them as a way to say "thank you" (other than we already did). When I saw this gorgeous collection from Imaginisce I knew what I wanted to make: a photo tray! Here it is, hope you like it!





Supplies: Imaginisce (Endless Summer, patterned papers, oversized die cuts, sticker stackers, chipboard stickers and Childhood Memories ABC stickers). Other supplies: Kaisercraft photo display, American Crafts cardstock, gesso, Studio Calico color mist, dies: Spellbinders, Joy crafts, Marianne Design. Tools: Silhouette Cameo and Sizzix Big Shot.



"Hooray for Summer"

When I first saw the Endless Summer collection I fell in love with the watermelon paper. My son's favorite food was watermelon when he was a toddler. I couldn't take him into the grocery store without walking out with a watermelon. So I had to dig out these older photos I took of him. We ate LOTS of watermelon in the summer! How could I say no? Could you resist that face?




Supplies:
Imaginisce: Endless Summer: Patterned Paper, Chipboard Stickers; Sticker Stackers, die cuts, i-Rock, hot rocks rhinestuds in black, colored foam adhesive in black;
Recollections cardstock in white; The Paper Company cardstock in black; Bazzill cardstock in red; Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalk ink in Green with Envy, Bloody Mary; October Afternoon Sprinklers in Strawberry; Sakura Micron pen; burlap



"BBQ Recipe Book"

The other thing that I love about the Endless Summer collection are the snag 'em stamps. They are all so darn cute! So I wanted to do a project that showcased some of them as well as more of the paper and embellishments. I decided to put some of my favorite BBQ recipes into a book for my daughter. Not just grilling recipes, but other foods you would find at a BBQ. This is something I have been meaning to do for a while, ever since she moved out. These are some of my most requested recipes and include recipes from my mother and grandmother as well as friends. I printed my recipes onto larger index cards and trimmed them down rather than hand write them as I wanted to fit the entire recipe on the front of the card. The larger index cards went through my printer easier. The stamps worked so well to embellish the recipe cards inside. I think this is something my daughter will treasure for many years :)








Supplies:
Imaginisce: Endless Summer: Patterned Paper, Chipboard Stickers, Sticker Stackers, die cuts, picnic snag 'em stamp, grill snag 'em stamp, treats snag 'em stamp, Love You More: Washi tape,  i-Magicut Ribbon Cutter, d-stress tool Little Yellow Bicycle burlap mini album; The Paper Company cardstock in black; Core'dinations cardstock black Kraft core; 
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One; Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalk ink in Midnight Confession, Green with Envy, Bloody Mary, Baja Blue, and Mocha Mama; May Arts white grosgrain ribbon and black twine; Really Reasonable Ribbon; Sakura Micron pen; Derwent Watercolour pencils; Epiphany Crafts button



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GIVEAWAY!!
Now what fun would a release party be if there was no prize?!
That's why we're going to giveaway a collection pack of Endless Summer to ONE lucky winner.

All you have to do is leave a comment on each post this week and tell us what your favorite summer BBQ dish is.
(winner will be announced Sat., March 23rd)

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Endless Summer - Day 4



Welcome to Day 4 of our Endless Summer Release! We've got another fabulous day of projects to share.

Isn't this chipboard adorable?
It's our Live, Love, Swim 5 x 12 Chipboard Stickers that goes along with the new Endless Summer Collection.


Now would you like to see some more Endless Summer projects?
Alright!!
Let's get going then!


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"Card & Party Favor"

How fun to send out invites to a BBQ made with this bright summer collection. Top it off with a party favor for the guests! This popsicle treat holder was cut from kraft paper using the Cameo and then decorated with the fun papers and stickers in the Endless Summer collection.




Supplies:  Endless Summer (pattern paper, die cuts, 3-D stickers), white card stock, kraft card stock, gel pen, Silhouette Cameo, adhesive


"Sunshine"

Summer comes alive on the page with the Endless Summer collection. Waves roll and the sun shines — making it so easy to capture those memories for your family.

Supplies: Endless summer (pattern paper, die cuts, 3-D stickers), gesso, staples, Fiskars large cloud punch, white card stock adhesive, foam dot adhesive, gel pen



"Hot Summer Days"I have lots of summer photos from our vacation and decided to create a double page layout in a grid like fashion. I added 3 X 3 blocks and added photos as well as the Endless Summer die cuts and stickers to embellish the layout.  I absolutely LOVE all the fun summer saying and the die cuts are super cute! This collection is so versatile for all your summer photos!



Here's a close-up of the 2 pages of Jodi's layout.




Supplies Used:  Endless Summer Collection, Endless Summer Stick Stackers BBQ and Lazy Days; i-rock tool, Glam rocks, Childhood Memories ABC Stickers
Other Supplies: Twine from the Twinery; EK success Heart Punch; Martha Stewart circle Punch.



"Hello Sunshine Card"

I simply adored the little Sunshine Snag-em Stamp, and knew that I wanted to create a card where the sun would be the primary focus.  I stamped the image on white cardstock along with the Sunshine Snag-em Stamp, and then used Copic Markers to color them in.  I matted the card to bring out some of the color to create a simple but fun and happy card.

Supplies Used: Endless Summer Collection; Sun Snag-em Stamp; Sunshine Snag-em Stamp, Childhood Memories ABC Stickers
Other Supplies: Twine from the Twinery, Copic Markers




"Hooray For Summer"

My family love watermelon and when summertime rolls around we can hardly wait to get it.  Biting into that juicy piece of fruit is the best.   And this patterned paper was so perfect for my photos. I played along with the 'watermelon' theme by handcutting some seeds from black cardstock and also using my i-rock to adhere some black Glam Rocks along the top of my layout.

Supplies used: Imaginisce (Endless Summer - patterned papers, Sticker Stackers, Die-cuts), Foam Tape, i-rock tool and Glam Rocks (black) ; Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock, Embossing folder


"You Are My Sunshine"

That sunshine patterned paper is super cool! I love it but decided to only use a small portion of it to go along with the theme of my layout.




I used the "sunshine" Snag 'em Stamp with blue ink on the green paper and embellished it with some turquoise glitter Glam Rocks.


Supplies used: Imaginisce (Endless Summer - patterned papers, Snag 'em Stamps, Die cuts), Foam Tape, i-rock tool and Glam Rocks, alpha stickers (from Childhood Memories collection) ; stamping ink, twine (The Twinery), Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock, embossing folder, Border Punch (Fiskars)


"WTG"

I thought this little bikini die cut was darling.  I decided to create a card that I will give to a friend who has been working hard losing weight and has finally reached her goal weight.



Supplies used: Imaginisce (Endless Summer - patterned papers, die cuts), Foam Tape, i-rock tool and Glam Rocks; Border punch & corner punch (Fiskars); Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock, twine (The Twinery



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GIVEAWAY!!
Now what fun would a release party be if there was no prize?!
That's why we're going to giveaway a collection pack of Endless Summer to ONE lucky winner.

All you have to do is leave a comment on each post this week and tell us what your favorite summer vacation spot is.
(winner will be announced Sat., March 23rd)

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Endless Summer - Day 3

Welcome to another day of summer themed inspiration using our new Endless Summer release.


With this collection comes a fun set of Snag 'em Stamps.

Grill

Picnic

Treats

Pop

Sun

Sunshine
We've got another day full of fantastic ideas so let's get started.



"Hooray For Summer"
This Endless Summer collection is awesome!  The colors are so vibrant and fun and make you want it to be Summer already!  Living by the beach we have tons of surf and sand pics and I couldn't wait to scrapbook them in a double layout with the Endless Summer Collection.   All the patterned paper coordinates very well together and you can't go wrong with any combination.  I used both sides of the Summer Picnic paper and the Sunkissed paper which I thought was perfect for the beach scene photos.  I also chose a few great die cuts and embellished them with Hot Rocks.











Supplies:
Paper:  Summer Picnic, Sunkissed, Let's Eat.  Embellishments:  Lazy Days Stickers, Summer Die Cuts, Hot Rocks.  Tools:  I-Rock tool.



"Endless Summer"

Our family loves to BBQ and the kids love to eat!  I love the BBQ and picnic theme papers and embellishments in the Endless Summer collection.  It makes for a very fun layout!   Because I love all the fun patterns I had a hard time choosing. So, the perfect way to use a bunch of the patterns, was to incorporate pennant flags with all the fun patterns.  I made all the pennants with the Summer Picnic patterned strips and layered them on the page.  I loved how it turned out!


Supplies:  Paper:  Let's Eat, Creamsicle, Soda Pop, Summer Picnic.  Embellishments:  Sticker Stackers, Hot Rocks.  Tools:  I-Rock Tool






"Sunshine" Snag'Em Card

It's been such a cold winter for so many of my friends, I was especially glad to see the warm, bright, happy colors in the Endless Summer collection. I thought I would create a card for one of my good friends still weathering the winter in the northeast to help warm her up and get her dreaming about summer. I adore the darling sun Snag 'Em stamp and thought it would make the perfect focal point for a happy card. I stamped the image twice, once on yellow and again on orange cardstock. To get more dimension, I used foam tape to pop up the smiling face and snipped in between all the rays before bending the solid ones forward. Adding the "sunshine" sentiment stamp and some glitter made the whole thing pop off the patterned paper!



Supplies used:
Patterend Paper: (Endless Summer collection) Imaginisce; Cardstock: (orange, yellow, white) Stampin' Up!; Stamps: (sun and "sunshine" from Endless Summer); Dies: Cloud Border, Cloud Duo (Taylored Expressions), label die (Stampin' Up!); Accents: (stickles, liquid pearls) Ranger; Ink: (white hybrid) PTI


"Live Love SWIM"

My little rugrat has been learning how to swim and I've been waiting for the perfect collection to use to help me capture his experience. The wave paper from Endless Summer was just the ticket. I had a great underwater photo as well as one of him earning a ribbon. It was tricky using two such different photos, but I solved my dilemma by placing the swimming photo behind vellum. I also placed some of the patterned wave paper behind vellum as well, which gave the otherwise simple layout some interesting design elements. I love the chipboard stickers from this collection and the words "Live, Love, Swim" made for a terrific title. For a final accent to the page, I used the one of my i-Top punches to create these little elements, which reminded me of "paddle wheels." 



 It was tricky using two such different photos, but I solved my dilemma by placing the swimming photo behind vellum. I also placed some of the patterned wave paper behind vellum as well, which gave the otherwise simple layout some interesting design elements. 


I love the chipboard stickers from this collection and the words "Live, Love, Swim" made for a terrific title. 



For a final accent to the page, I used the one of my i-Top punches to create these little elements, which reminded me of "paddle wheels." 


Supplies used: 
Patterend Paper: (Endless Summer collection) Imaginisce; Cardstock: (green, orange red) American Crafts; Dies: (alphabet) Lifestyle Crafts; Tools: (i-Top Paper Punch) Imaginisce; Stickers: (chipboard stickers from Endless Summer collection) Imaginisce; Specialty Paper: (vellum) PTI; Fibers: (embroider floss) generic; Accents: (Mister Huey) Studio Calico





"Pool Party"

It's no wonder that I love this collection!  Summer is my favorite season and summer photos are my favorite to scrap.  So, the bright colors and happy sun are perfect for all of the happy captures that I love so much!



"Hello"
I wanted to take my favorite elements (the sunbeam paper - Sunkissed) and the cheerful die cuts and make a festive and fun card, just to say hello!



Supplies:
Endless Summer Papers
Sun Snag 'Em Stamp (Endless Summer)
Summer Die Cuts (Endless Summer)


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GIVEAWAY!!
Now what fun would a release party be if there was no prize?!
That's why we're going to giveaway a collection pack of Endless Summer to ONE lucky winner.

All you have to do is leave a comment on each post this week and tell us what your favorite summer treat is.
(winner will be announced Sat., March 23rd)

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Endless Summer - Day 2


Welcome to our second day of our Release Party for this super fun new summer themed collection, Endless Summer.

This Sticker Stackers in this release are super cute.

BBQ 5x7

Lazy Days 5 x12

When you think of summer-time what do you think of?
BBQ's, picnics, pool parties, and just hanging out right?

Well, that's exactly the ideas that our DT have come up with too.
Let's take a look at their creations today.



“Hooray For Summer”

I love the fun bright colors of the Endless Summer Collection! I especially love that they are the perfect colors to bring out the colors in my summer fun photos. For my layout, I chose to document a day on the lake which is pretty much what our summers are like. Some sporadically placed photos, some Endless Summer chipboard pieces, some Sticker Stacker pieces, and some Glam Rocks and you’ve got the perfect summer layout!





Supplies Used: Imaginisce Endless Summer (patterned papers, Sticker Stackers, Die Cuts, Chipboard Stickers), I-Rock tool, Hot Rocks, Glam Rocks, Lighted Tweezers, Foam Tape
Other supplies: The Twinery twine, Sakura white pen, Mr. Huey Mist, Maya Road Mist, Silhouette Cameo



“Summer Lovin Mini”

When I saw the Endless Summer collection I knew I wanted to document our Summer of 2012! And what better way to document the highlights of the summer than to make a mini album! I chose this flip-flop mini shaped album which I feel is a great summer icon. And there are so many great pieces to the Endless Summer collection for each event like the sun (of course!!), B-B-Q foods, water, ice cream, and the oh-so-yummy watermelon! I’m already waiting impatiently for this summer!!










Supplies Used: Imaginisce Endless Summer (patterned papers, Sticker Stackers, Die Cuts, Chipboard Stickers, Snag ‘Em stamps), Childhood Memories (alphas), I-Rock tool, Hot Rocks, Glam Rocks, Lighted Tweezers, Foam Tape, Offray ribbon
Other supplies: Sakura white pen, Silhouette Cameo




"Hooray For Summer"

 This new Endless Summer collection has be chopping at the bit for summer to arrive!  The colors are so bright and cheery!   I loved this paper with the sun rays on it, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with it! 

This I added some white paint to the top of the paper to soften the paper and then I popped some bright orange thread in my sewing machine and stitched along the rays to make them pop.

I cut the hexagon using my Cameo and then I topped off all the space in my photo with the Hooray For Summer die cut!  Lastly, because I love my i-Rock I added some bling! 



Supplies:   Paper - Endless Summer Collection
Embellishments - Endless Summer Die cuts, Glam Rocks
Toos - i-Rock, Cameo, Punch
Other - Foam Tape





"Cheers"

I love it when I hear people say 'pop' as in soda pop - its make its seem so nostalgic.  I had the very same thought when I saw the cute little bottle stamp in the Endless Summer collection! 
I created this card knowing I wanted to use the stamp and then I remembered that versa mark ink gives it a nice water stain image, that is how I created the back ground for this card.  
This card is meant for an up coming kids birthday so I wanted it to be bright and fun!  I think its going to accompany a cute pack of root beer and orange soda! 



Supplies:  Paper - Endless Summer Collection
Embellishments - Twine, Button, Washi Tape, Bottle Stamp
Toos - Punch
Other - Vera Mark Ink, Liquid Glue, Adhesive, Foam Tape


 "Hot Summer Days"


As soon as I saw the sunburst paper in this new collection I immediately fell in love with it, so bright and fun.  I cut out the rays and folded up the edges to add some dimension then reattached them in the same order coming from the top corner.  To add some texture I added some stitching as a border around the rays.  The fun stickers and die cuts in this collection are perfect for all my summer pages and adds the perfect finishing touch to any layout.




Supplies: Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers and Chipboard Stickers - Imaginisce Endless Summer collection, Imaginisce CutRight - Quilting and Sewing Ruler, Imaginisce Colored Foam Tape, Other: Cardstock – Core’dinations, Typewriter – Smith-Corona, Thread – DMC.



"BBQ Party Set"

I really loved the BBQ theme papers and die cuts in this collection as well, perfect for your next BBQ party.  I created an invitation, some potato chip containers, cutlery holders, pop wraps and some fun watermelon rosettes.  This collection is sure to make your next party a big hit. 




Supplies: Patterned Paper, Stickers and Stamps - Imaginisce Endless Summer collection, Other: Cardstock – Core’dinations, Twine – The Twinery, Die Cut Machine and cut file – Silhouette Cameo, Typewriter – Smith-Corona, Punch – Epiphany Crafts, Scoreboard – Martha Stewart, Paper Straws and Kraft Bags – Essential Packaging, Pop – Jones Soda, Ink – Versafine, Markers - Zig.


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GIVEAWAY!!
Now what fun would a release party be if there was no prize?!
That's why we're going to giveaway a collection pack of Endless Summer to ONE lucky winner.

All you have to do is leave a comment on each post this week and tell us what your favorite summer activity is.
(winner will be announced Sat., March 23rd)

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Endless Summer Release Party - Day 1



We're excited about this summer collection and we know that you'll be inspired by all of the wonderful projects that you will see this coming week.
So, ... welcome to the first day of our release party for Endless Summer!


This collection has a wonderful selection of double sided 12x12 patterned papers.

Summer Picnic

Watermelon

Let's Eat

Creamsicle

Soda Pop

Sun Kissed


Aren't these fun papers for all those summer photos? The possibilities for this collection are endless so let's get started sharing some of the amazing projects that our DT have created.



"Sun Kissed"

 I love this collection every paper is beautiful, it's bright and yet subtle. I created this layout of my son and nieces on one of the vacations we take in the summer. The vibrant color of the sun kissed patterned paper is one of my favorites and with the blue backdrop that draws your eyes right onto page.



Supplies Used: Endless Summer Collection


"BBQ" 

I created another layout with this Endless Summer collection. Summer will not be the same without the backyard BBQ,  a classic summer celebration! As you can see how much the kids love BBQ skewers, one of the most enjoyed food in our family gatherings, it's not just a bbq, it's a tradition. :)


Supplies Used: Endless Summer Collection.




"Summer Lovin' "


We are a swimming family so this amazing collection is going to get a lot of use. A lot! I have more Popsicle, slip n slide, pool, BBQ pictures than I know what to do with. Until this collection arrived at my doorstep! I cut apart the sun rays and backed some of them with cardstock which I used my pinking shears on. Other rays are pop dotted off the page for some depth. The sun is layered with the stamp that is colored with Copic markers and a coordinating button in the center.





Supplies
Imaginisce: Patterned Paper, stamp, iTop, small button, stickers, die cut, pop dots
Other: Twine: The Twinery; ribbon: Cosmo Cricket; Distress Stickles; Die (letters): Die-Versions; Cardstock: Bazzill, Copic markers: Y17, YR04, YR15, YR15


"Homegrown"

As soon as I saw the watermelon paper I thought of these pictures of my son and his homegrown watermelon. I used the silver tears GlamRocks and colored a few of them black for watermelon seeds. And that cut file titled "scattered raindrops" makes the perfect watermelon backdrop, don't you think?!




Supplies
Imaginisce: Patterned Paper, stamp, chipboard, stickers, GlamRock (silver tears)
Other: Cut files: homemade, Loni Leah Designs; Cardstock: Bazzill, Pen: American Crafts






This collection just screams everything that is wonderful about summer; BBQ's, swimming, yummy food and just spending time outdoors.  I had so much fun creating this layout and card.  The patterned papers are perfect colors for summer and I love all the fun little details on them.  I have many more fun summer pictures that I am sure I will be using with this fun collection.  

"Horray for Summer"




"You are my Sunshine"


Imaginisce Supplies: Endless Summer Patterned Paper, Snag 'Em Stamps and Die Cuts


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GIVEAWAY!!
Now what fun would a release party be if there was no prize?!
That's why we're going to giveaway a collection pack of Endless Summer to ONE lucky winner.

All you have to do is leave a comment on each post this week and tell us what your favorite summer memory is.
(winner will be announced Sat., March 23rd)

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St. Patrick's Day Inspiration - Day 5

Well, we've reached the pot of gold today. The final day of our inspiration for St. Patrick's Day.

Have you been inspired to create some fun St. Patty's Day projects over the weekend? We sure hope so!

Today we have 
sharing her talents with us.

"Lucky You"


I wanted to create a St. Patricks Day Layout using non-traditional colors.  I chose pictures of my best friends daughter, and decided to hone in the bright pink sweater, and then bring the color green in for embellishing.  I chose the Love You More Line to use, to bring out the pink tones, and then embellished with shamrocks cut from my die cut machine using the Hopscotch paper from the collection Childhood Memories.  I added some stickers and glammed it up with some pink glam rocks!





Imaginisce Products: Love you More Collection, Childhood Memories (Hopscotch); Color Fusion Glam Rocks, i-rock tool,
Other Products: Silhouette America (Die Cuts); Twine from the Twinery;


Wow! What a super week of incredible ideas and ways to create for St. Patrick's Day. We trust that you have found a lot of inspiration through the projects that our designers created this past week.

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We want to invite you to join us next week for our 
 Endless Summer Release Party! 

This super fun summer collection will definitely get you in the mood for summer, pool parties, bbq's and sitting by the beach!   So please stop by & join us!






Have a super weekend and ....

 ... tomorrow!

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St. Patrick's Day Inspiration - Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of our St. Patty's Day inspiration.  Our Designers definitely had fun creating projects for this assignment and we've got some more great ideas to share with you today.




"Pot of Gold"

I made this cute Pot O’ Gold to hold some yummy gold coins for my kids this St. Patrick’s Day.   I used a Silhouette file and cut out the pot from black cardstock and the shamrock with some green patterned paper from the Childhood Memories collection.  To create the rainbow I cut the rainbow shape with my Silhouette and used the i-rock tool to add the hot rocks to the paper.  I cut out a few clouds and added them to the other end of the rainbow. 







Supplies: Patterned Paper - Imaginisce Childhood Memories and Hello, Cupcake collections, i-rock - Imaginisce, Hot Rocks – Imaginisce, i-rock LED LIghted Tweezers
Other: Cardstock – Bazzill Basics, Twine – Jillibean Soup, Die Cut Machine – Silhouette Cameo, Cut Files – Rainbow – Lori Whitlock, Pot – Amy Robison, Letters - Kolette Hall





Home Decor Planter

Since I didn't have any St. Patrick's Day photos to create a layout, I decided to go with a little St. Patrick's decor ( I don't have any of that either, but now I do).  I had this cute green pot sitting around, well truth is...I killed the plant that was growing in it, so to redeem myself I made this cute St. Patrick's Day plant...so to speak.  I cut all these cute sayings and the clovers using my Silhouette Cameo, dressed them up a bit, attached some wood picks and added some white paper grass.  Viola...a paper plant I can't kill.  Now, this cute potted paper plant is going up on my crafty shelf...no watering required.







Imaginisce Supplies Used: Childhood Memories Collection, Good Dog Collection and the Petal Roller. 



Join us tomorrow for our final day of St. Patrick's Day themed inspiration.


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St. Patrick's Day Inspiration - Day 3

Today we have designer, 
sharing a darling card with us.



St. Patty's Day Card

St. Patty's Day is always a fun holiday -- though in our house it's really more about another excuse to eat chocolate! I wanted to create a fun little card to give to my son, who is a choco-holic. 




I began by choosing some fun (and green, of course!) patterned paper from the Childhood Memories collection and die-cut my card base. 


Then I created a "pot o' gold" by simply punching out an oval from some black cardstock and adhering a trimmed oval piece -- I filled it with some metallic Glam Rocks and added a die-cut rainbow. 


The alpha stickers were just perfect for my "Lucky You" sentiment, which I thought was a fitting accompaniment to the shiny gold "coin" hidden inside the card!





Supplies used:
Patterend Paper: (Childhood Memories collection); Fibers: (green/white twine) The Twinery; Cardstock: (black, white) Stampin' Up!; Stickers: (alphabet from Childhood Memories); Dies: Tuck & Close Notecard, rainbow from Sunny Days (Taylored Expressions); Accents: (metallic Glam Rocks); Tools: (i-Rock), Oval Punch (EK Success); Other: (chocolate coin) generic



We have a few more days of inspiration so please join us again tomorrow & Friday.



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St. Patrick's Day Inspiration - Day 2

Welcome to another day of St. Patrick's Day themed projects.

We've got a some more great ideas to share with you today.


"Life is Good"

What better way to spread some Irish cheer than with a little lucky pot o' gold. Filled to the brim with chocolate gold-foiled coins, my son is going to love getting this little treat on St. Patty's Day. We aren't really Irish, but his school and after-school program have always gone over the top with the leprechaun silliness, so he is really into the celebration of the day. I cut this pot o' gold using my Cameo and it was really easy to assemble — totally worth the extra steps to make my son't day a fun one.






SUPPLIES: Imaginisce Good Dog Pattern Paper; Silhouette Cameo, pot o' gold by Amy Robison digital cut; hemp twine; Close to My Heart stamped sentiment, black ink; Chocolate gold coins







"Trap"

A few years ago we made the most adorable cake for St Patrick's day. It doubled as a leprechaun trap. My son wanted to ensure that the leprechaun could see the gold coins and drew a sign for added attraction! There are several "different" features on this layout that add my own spin to some great Imaginisce products. First, I masked the phrase thus leaving me the heart from a stamp from the Good Dog collection and stamped a four leaf clover on the bottom right. The green fabric flowers with a petal cut out made great 3 leaf clovers in the patch.



Supplies
Imaginisce: Patterned Paper, flowers, stamp, sticker, Compacts Jewels, letter stickers
Other: Cardstock: Coredinations, Bazzill, Twine: The Twinery, Buttons: Blumenthal, Ink: Studio Calico, Sequins: Michael's, Silhouette Cameo


Join us again tomorrow for Day 3 of our St. Patrick's Day inspiration.


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St. Patrick's Day Inspiration - Day 1

Top 'o the mornin' to ya!



With St. Patrick's Day coming up we thought it would be fun to share some festive projects with you.

Saint Patrick's Day (also known as "The Day of the Festival of Patrick") is known as a cultural & religious holiday celebrated on March 17th. It was celebrated as early as the 17th century. The day generally includes parades, festivals, wearing green clothing & shamrocks abound in plenty. Over the years the holiday has taken on a more secular celebration of Irishness & Irish culture.

Over the week our designers will be sharing a variety of fabulous St. Patty's Day themed projects and we hope that you enjoy them. We know you'll want to try out some of their ideas because they're super cute!




St. Patty's Day Wreath

I love St. Patrick's Day!  My maiden name is O'Brien and so with a name like Mary Pat O'Brien you can bet my family sure did celebrate!.  I needed a home decor wreath for our back door and  the papers in Good Dog and Childhood Memories have the perfect color of green for my wreath.  I love all the different patterns.  I also went through stash and pulled out a darker green piece of paper from Christmas Cheer for contrast.  



To make my wreath I started by making 36 shamrocks in 4 different patter papers.



Next I used my I Bond glue gun.  I love this little tool.  It melts the glue to the perfect temperature and doesn't burn your fingers!  I put a dab of glue on the shamrock and placed it on my wire wreath.


I alternated the pattern pieces around my wreath.



Once I had all my shamrocks in place, I created my pot of gold.  For the look of gold coins I used my I Rock and some beautiful yellow and orange gems.  I glued that on the bottom of my wreath and hung it on my back door.  I love how it turned out!



Supply list
paper- Imaginisce (Good Dog, Childhood Memories, Christmas Cheer)
cardstock-Bazzill
Tools- I Bond and I Rock (hot rocks)
Wire 12" wreath



Please join us again tomorrow for more "shamrock" inspiration!


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i-rock Winner & Some Reminders

What a fabulous week of glitz & sparkle here on the Imaginisce blog! We're sad to see it come to an end but we hope that you found a ton of inspiration this past week to bling up your projects.  

If you haven't had a chance to try out the i-rock tool before we're positive that after seeing the tutorials this past week & the variety of projects that you can create with the i-rock you will be heading right out your front door in search of your very own tool!

However, we've got one lucky person to send an i-rock tool to.  Are you ready to find out who it is?

The lucky winner of an i-rock tool, one compact and one tube of Glam Rocks is ....



Congratulations Stefanie!

To claim your prize:
Please send an email to imaginiscewinners@gmail.com with your mailing info no later than Fri., March 15th and put "i-Rock Winner" in the Subject Heading.
(*please note: if you do not reply by deadline date you will forfeit your prize)


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We would like to remind you of our Monthly Challenge that is happening right now.  We've got a fabulous sketch with some great challenge rules to follow.  PLUS the winner will receive
a CutBright LED Rotary Cutter and a CutRight Acrylic Ruler.
For more details on the challenge follow THIS LINK.


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We also want to remind you of the fabulous Sketch Challenge Contest that is happening over at the PageMaps blog.  Becky has created a super fun sketch and we're giving away the prize this month.
A collection pack of Endless Summer!  


Head on over to their blog for more information.


Have a super weekend!!

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Winners to announce & A New Monthly Challenge!

Well, well, well! Another month has zipped right by and here we are looking at March!!  I think the older I get the quicker time seems to fly by.

First of all, we want to share with you about a VERY exciting GIVEAWAY that we are having.
We're celebrating with Scrapbook Expo 100K Likes on Facebook with a SUPER DUPER CRAFT TOOL GIVEAWAY.
You can enter by going to the Tool Giveaway HERE on our Facebook Page.


We've got a few winners to announce today and the first one has to do with that beautiful tool that can create buttons, brads, magnets and more!!!  That's right!  These last 2 weeks our Design Team have shared with you so much inspiration using our i-top tool and the Button Daddies. We hope that you've enjoyed it. We enjoyed reading all of your comments.


And now ...  the lucky winner of the i-top package is ...


Mary B!!!





Congratulations Mary B! 
You've won yourself an awesome prize!

To claim your prize: 
Please send an email to imaginiscewinners@gmail.com with your mailing address and put "i-Top Button Feature Winner" in the Subject Heading no later than March 8th, 2013.
(*please be advised that if you do NOT reply by this date you will forfeit your prize.)


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We also have a winner to announce from our February Monthly Challenge.
So many fabulous projects again this past month. Thank you!!!

The winner of February's Challenge and a collection pack of Childhood Memories is ....

Laurie Dunham!!!!!

Here's her winning layout.
We like how she changed up the sketch a bit by adding 3 photos & moving the heart design a little lower on her layout. Great work with the Good Dog collection, too!
Congratulations Laurie.


To claim your prize:
Please send your mailing address info to imaginiscewinners@gmail.com no later than Friday., March 8th, 2013 and put "February Monthly Challenge" in the Subject Heading.
(Please note: failure to respond by deadline will mean forfeiting your prize).


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And now for another new challenge.

MARCH MONTHLY CHALLENGE


We've got another sketch for this month created by the talented Diana Fisher.
See the challenge rules below and join in the fun this month!



Challenge Rules:
1.  Use the sketch provided as inspiration for your layout, card, or altered type of project.
2.  Use the color GREEN somewhere on your project.
3  Use the word "LUCK" or "LUCKY" on your project.
4. Use a chipboard embellishment.

* you must use at least 70% Imaginisce product on your submission*
Submission Deadline is March 25th, 2013.
Please upload your entry at the bottom of this post.

Prize:
A CutBright LED Rotary Cutter and CutRight Acylic Ruler

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Now would you like to see what some of our Design Team members created for this challenge? I'm sure you would ... so let's take a look!






















There is so much inspiration from the designers projects that you will definitely get some ideas on what you can create for this month's challenge.

Don't forget to upload your entries at the bottom of this post.
Deadline is March 25th, 2013.
Have fun & good luck!


We also want to invite you to join us tomorrow on the blog as we share a peek from some projects our Designers created for PageMaps.  A few of our Design Team members created layouts using some of Becky Flecks incredible sketches so we hope you'll stop by.



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Rock it Out! Day 4


Today brings us to our last day showcasing some fabulous i-rock projects.

We've got some handy little tools that will help you handle the gems & rhinestones ... such as the Lighted Tweezers and the i-rock Jewel Tray.
 

The tweezers make it so easy to place the rhinestones exactly where you want them. Plus the Jewel Tray makes clean-up a breeze as you just twist off the cap at the end & dump the rhinestones back into the tube.

Design Team member, 
has created several stunning projects using the i-rock tool.



This week it's "I-Rock" week at Imaginisce's! For my I-Rock projects I knew exactly what I wanted to do: I wanted to decorate a tin I’ve been saving for an occasion like this and I wanted to do a layout (as that’s what I love to do most). 

Altered Tin
Let’s start with the tin; originally it looked like this: 


And now it looks like this: 



The crystals add just the perfect finishing touch!



The I-Rock tool quickly became one of my favorite tools. It’s so very easy to use: insert 3 AA batteries (it's cordless), put the switch on "on", press button down to start heating the metal tip (15 seconds) and while you keep pressing the button down you gently touch the top of the crystal to melt the glue on the back. This takes only a few seconds, depending on the size of the crystal. 


I also love all the extra's you can get for this tool, like the jewel tray and the tweezers:


Supplies Used: Imaginisce (Love You More: patterned paper, sticker sheet and washi tape; I-Rock stencil kit). Tool: Imaginisce I-Rock.



And to show you these crystals are also perfect for a boys layout I created this page about my youngest fitting caps. Instead of the soft pink crystals I used for my other project I've chosen bright blue and orange crystals for this project.

LOVE YOU


and a few close-ups of the crystals:




I really love how this turned out. From now on the I-Rock tool will be within reach for every project I create!

Supplies Used: Imaginisce (Good Dog: patterned paper; Childhood Memories: sticker sheet; Rhinestuds).
Other Supplies used: Bazzill cardstock, October Afternoon washi tape, Studio Calico color mist.Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock, Silhouette Cameo, TCW mask.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you to do some scrapping today!
Monique



GIVEAWAY!
Would you like to add some sparkle & bling to your life??
Well, now's your chance!

We're giving away 1 i-rock tool, 1 compact and 1 tube of Glam Rocks.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on today's post and let us know what you would use the i-rock tool for.
(Winner will be announced tomorrow, Fri., March 8th)

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Rock it Out! Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of our i-rock feature!
If you have never seen this tool or used it before then you will find a lot of inspiration from this week's projects.  Our Design Team members have created some wonderful projects that will spark a lot of ideas.



"Thanks" card

I was a little nervous to work with the iRock and the hot rocks.  I mean, they seemed sort of girly and maybe hard to use?!  I couldn't have been further from the truth.  NOT girly and DEFINITELY NOT HARD TO USE!  I loved using them on this little card and I already have big plans for new projects!


SUPPLIES:
Paper: Childhood Memories, iRock and Hot Rocks Compact



"You & Me"

I love to "rock" the iRock! This layout has several types of the Glam Rocks on it; Pearl, Silver Tears and the Hearts, all adhered with the iRock. I always use the Silver Tears for water splashes but found on this layout that they make a groovy little flower.  It's always fun to find a new use for something! Yes, this is another layout from my trip to Paris with the Love You More collection. I think this collection was made for my trip! You should have seen the 5 of us (4 of us grown adults) squished into the tiny photo booth laughing hysterically!


Supplies:
Imaginisce: iRock, Glam Rocks, Patterned Paper, Stickers, Washi tape, Button
Others: Doilies: Martha Stewart, Twine: The Twinery, Date Stamp: Studio Calico, Ink: VersaFine







GIVEAWAY!
Would you like to add some sparkle & bling to your life??
Well, now's your chance!

We're giving away 1 i-rock tool, 1 compact and 1 tube of Glam Rocks.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on today's post and let us know what you would use the i-rock tool for.
(Winner will be announced Fri., March 8th)

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Rock it out! Day 2


It's time to bling it up again!!!
It's Day 2 of our i-rock feature.

Did you enjoy those projects yesterday?
We've got a few more to share with you today.

One of today's projects feature the stencils that go along with the i-rock tool.  These help you add that special touch to a t-shirt, jacket ... just about anything.

i-rock flourish stencil

i-rock crown stencil

i-rock bracket & border stencil





Flourish Hat

I love bling and when I got the the I-Rock tool I instantly fell in love with it!  This tool is perfect for blinging anything!  I also love hats, especially hats with bling.  And so, my project was adding bling to one of my hats.  This hat was already cute with the flowers, but adding the rhinestones, made it PERFECT!







To apply the design, I used Imaginisce's Small Flourishes stencil.  I taped the stencil to the hat where I wanted the design to be.  I then used a pencil to mark dots that I could later use as my guide to adhere the rhinestones.  The stencil is made of flexible material so it is easy to manipulate on the hat.  Then I set to it with the I-Rock tool and before you knew it, I had this beautiful rhinestone flourish design that I just LOVE!


Supplies:
I-Rock Tool, Small Flourishes Stencil Kit




Pass, Shoot, Score with the I-Rock

I was so excited to use this pictures of my husbands hockey tournament because his team colors worked so well with the Imaginisce Childhood Memories collection!  We have all done this, right!?!?  I started the layout with a blank background, threw on some mist, stitched a circle with a sewing machine (tip from friends I was scrapbooking with - draw your circle first so you have a guide) and then I dug through my stash for coordinating Hot Rocks and Glam Rocks.  

I use lots of bits its of paper in different shapes to make my pictures stand out.  I wanted to add something on top of the photos hats whey I cut out pass, shoot, score with the Cameo.  My husband gave this layout a thumbs up! 



Supplies: Imaginisce - Childhood Memories, Good Dog and Love You More paper collections and stickers. Childhood Memories Stickers.  I-Rock, Hot Rocks, Glam Rocks.
Other: Sillouhette Cuts, Thread, Punch, Adhesive, Washi Tape, Embossing plate



GIVEAWAY!
Would you like to add some sparkle & bling to your life??
Well, now's your chance!

We're giving away 1 i-rock tool, 1 compact and 1 tube of Glam Rocks.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on today's post and let us know what you would use the i-rock tool for.

(Winner will be announced Fri., March 8th)

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Rock it out! Day 1



This week we've have some super fun projects to share with you that some of our DT created using the i-rock tool and lots of bling! Now who doesn't love bling?! That added touch of sparkle can add a smile to just about anyone's face!

The i-rock tool is super fun & so easy to use.  It will rock your world!!

It adheres rhinestones & other gems to paper, ribbon, fabric and even furniture! No glue is needed ... therefore no messy clean-up. The i-rock uses 3 AA batteries.

It can be used with our Glam Rocks which come a wide assortment of colors & shapes; with the Compacts that include Crystals (in a multitude of colors) and Glitter Hot Rocks.


So would you like to see some projects?
Ok ... let's get rockin'!




"Bubble Fun"

I LOVE that the Childhood Memories collection has some “bubble” elements in it because I have so many pictures of my kids playing in bubbles! Who doesn’t? Playing in bubbles is such a fun part of being a kid! 

For my layout I wanted to replicate all of the bubbles and all of the fun colors that are in my daughter’s bathing suit. I created 3 different types of bubbles. The first I used a small circle punch and punched out the medium sized bubbles from the patterned paper, the second type was made from gluing down twine in a circle, and the third is simply stamping with the Bubbles stamp. 



I love that the Hot Rocks were the perfect touch for the shine on all the bubbles and they were so easy to apply!




Supplies Used: Imaginisce Childhood Memories (patterned papers, alphas sheet, sticker stackers, Bubbles stamp), Good Dog (patterned paper), Makin’ Waves (patterned paper), I-Rock tool, Glitter Hot Rocks, Jewel Hot Rocks, Lighted Tweezers
Other supplies: Bazzill cardstock, The Twinery twine, Elmers white pen, Silhouette Cameo




"Bad to the Bone"

Did you know the i-Rock can be used on more items than just paper? You can jazz up hats, shirts, etc ...  I decided to add some bling to my dog Satchel's new coat. He was so happy with it he could hardly sit still for me to take his picture :)



Some tips if you want to try this: 
1. Make sure the fabric you are applying the gems to is heat resistant. You don't want to melt it. 
2. You can create templates for shapes or words using your Cricut or Silhouette like I did. 
3. Do not put your i-Rocked items in the dryer. This will loosen up the glue and the gems may fall off. Hang dry instead.
I hope you give it a try.

Supplies:  Imaginisce i-Rock, Hot Rocks compact (Pink, Black, and Clear assortment), Hot Rocks compact (Crystal assortment)


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GIVEAWAY!
Would you like to add some sparkle & bling to your life??
Well, now's your chance!

We're giving away 1 i-rock tool, 1 compact and 1 tube of Glam Rocks.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on today's post and let us know what you would use the i-rock tool for.
(Winner will be announced Fri., March 8th)

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Page Maps

We are super excited to be teaming up with this talented lady once again!

Becky Fleck
She is the owner of Page Maps and creates layout sketches and card sketches.  She is the author of best-selling books called Scrapbook PageMaps and Scrapbook PageMaps 2. She is also the editor of Scrapbook & Cards Today, one of Canada's top selling paper craft magazines.


We are thrilled to be partnering up with her again & with Page Maps this month.
Becky created some sketches for a few of our Design Team members and they created extraordinary layouts!!

Here's a sneak peek of what they created.
To see the full reveal you'll have to head on over to Page Maps site and check out all of the beautiful sketches are creations. Click here on March Maps.

Marcia Dehn-Nix

Aimee Kidd

Apryl Holland

Adora Concepcion

Guiseppa Gubler

Monique Liedtke

Jodi Wilton

Fleur Smith

Mary Pat Siehl

Suzanna Lee


So now that you've seen these amazing sneaks you'll definitely want to head on over to Page Maps to check them out in full!

PLUS we're sponsoring a GIVEAWAY on the Page Maps Blog.  All the details will be posted there on Mon., March 4th so make sure to check it out.  You'll have a chance to win .....
a package of Childhood Memories!!

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