Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday and Imaginisce

Hello friends! today is a special day for me. Imaginisce is featuring me as a guest designer on their blog today!
I am sharing some of the projects here to give you details on how I created them. Today I want to focus on the Enchanted Collection. This collection is just DARLING! I had so much fun working with it, and to tell you the truth, I couldn't seem to stop creating with it! Every time I'd get done a creation, I'd have an idea for another one. In collaboration, Glue Arts is also featuring this Guest Designer Post and has supplied me with a giveaway as well. Make sure you hop over to Imaginisce and Glue Arts today, as they will both be giving away goodies, plus scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for MY giveaway!!

WARNING- Photo and Project Heavy Post!!

I REALLY REALLY enjoyed creating this week! I've mentioned that I've been a bit overworked, and creating was becoming a chore at times. With less responsibility I'm feeling free to create at my own pace, fast or slow, and that is such a great feeling.

First I want to share this adorable layout with you. I have to say, I think I was channeling my mentor and friend Jana Eubank. She shared an amazing video on the Cricut Circle Blog ( you can sign up here) last week, and I created this layout after watching it, and I think it looks a little like her style.

Don't forget you can click to see these larger!


First I used the pink( Princess Promenade) as a background paper, I trimmed off a little around the edges, and then I added strips of kraft cardstock, which I trimmed with my deco scissors.  I layered the stripe paper (Fairy Trails)towards the bottom, and topped that with about a 6 inch circle, again, matted with kraft cardstock and trimmed with mini scallop scissors.  I mounted my two photos on a sticker backing sheet, ( don't throw those away- they often have beautiful prints on them!) which I shabbied the edges a bit with my distress tool ( Heidi Swapp). I then layered on blue punched scallops (Happy Ever After)  in a border, and topped them with a border strip (Belle of the Ball Border ) from the collection.( All adhesive is Glue Arts Perma Tac and I used the Glue Glider Pro Gun)


Now for the fun part, the embellishing! I first cut out the castle from the patterned paper (Happy Ever After ) and stuck that on with Perma Tac, then I added the diecut girl and animals and flower (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts) , popping them up with UCutIt foam. I had cut out the white scallop circle from my Cricut Imagine, then I cut a smaller circle of kraft and journaled on that.
I cut out the title using my Gypsy and Cricut Expression, using Martha Elegant Cakes ( birthday) and Storybook  (princess) using the pink paper (If the Crown Fits ) and adding the shadow in kraft as well. I used the cut out crown tucked under my title to add interest to that as well. To finish, I added some craft store pink pearls.

Next, I made this fun gift bag.. Again, I used the backing from an embellishment package. I cut that down to size, and added a border strip ( Belle of the Ball Border Stickers) across the bottom, and then added a white cardstock punched strip ( martha stewart) across the top. I popped up the white journal spot with UCutIt foam- cut from cardstock using my Imagine, and layered on the dreams come true punch out (Make Believe Cardstock Die Cuts ) with more UCutIt foam. I tied a double bow with the collection ribbon ( Satin Streamers) and topped it with a brown button and twine.


The flower swirl (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts) is cut in half, tucking the edges under the diecuts, then popping the second half up with UCutIt foam. I tucked in a couple flower pins, and then added IRock gems with the IRock tool.


 Next I have a card for you First I cut the orange paper (Princess Posies) -to size for the card, then I punched the strips of pink (If the Crown Fits)and attached them at the top and bottom of the orange. I added UCutIt foam to the back of the castle punch out (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts), and then added UCutIt to the Imagine cutout scallop oval.


To each side of that I added a collection ribbon bow (Satin Streamers) with pink buttons and twine. Then I added the (Sticker Glass) Stickers, and I stamped the Princess stamp ( Snag 'Em Stamps - Crown Princess) on pink, stamped again on green- cut out the crown- and added the IRock Gem.


I created another card, using the blue paper( Mirror Mirror) then matting it with the orange paper( Princess Posies). I layered the border strip (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers ) then popped up the cardstock cut out scallop oval- cut from my Imagine- and then layered on the chipboard sticker ( Once Upon A Time Chipboard Stickers).


Then I tied on the collection ribbon (Satin Streamers )with bow, button and twine, then pushed through two green flower pins ( topped with Irock gems) I added UCutIt foam to the crown punch out (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts ) and added an IRock gem to the center.


next I have this fun mini album cover. I'm not sure yet what I'll be doing with the inside, perhaps to make a small journal for one of my girls, or a mini album with photos. I took a Pink Paislee canvas album then sprayed it with pink tattered angels spray mist. ( I also sprayed my Petaloo flowers as well) after they were dry, I added the border sticker (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers )to the cover,  then added my flowers towards the bottom using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares. I tied a double ribbon bow with the collection ribbon (Satin Streamers), and added a medium ITop button to the center. Then used a Glue Arts Mini Glue square to adhere the heart punch out to it's center. I also added UCutIt foam to the back of my title punch out (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts) and adhered that to the cover. I tucked in two homemade pins into the flowers as well.


Next, I used a mix of stick on gems and stick on Pearls randomly all across the album cover. I love how super girly this turned out.


I created another girly card. First I used a block of the product packaging , then I added a block of the stripe paper (Fairy Trails ), slightly larger then the backing block. I added a piece of the flower border sticker (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers ) towards the bottom, and then added on my Imagine cut out scallop rectangle.


I layered on the dimensional journal sticker (True Love Tags Sticker Stackers),  then added the girly girl chipboard sticker (Once Upon A Time Chipboard Stickers). I also added the chipboard crown and then added the collection ribbon  bow ( Satin Streamers )  with button and twine and a punch out flower that I added a little UCutIt foam to make it pop up.



A landscape card, I used the backing again from a sticker package, then added a block of the stripe paper (Fairy Trail). and added the sticker border (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers ) to the bottom of the card. 

 

Again I used a journal spot cut from my Imagine, and tied the collection ribbon across with a bow (Satin Streamers )  and topped with a button and stuck on the sticker (True Love Tags Sticker Stackers ) I popped up some of the punch out flowers (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts ) with UCutIt foam and layered them under the bow. then I topped them with my IRock and gems.


and finally today- I have this one last princess card to share with you.I cut a block of pink paper (If the Crown Fits ) and matted it with the stripe paper (Fairy Trails ). then I added a torn green strip (Happy Ever Afte ) and I layered on the punch out trees ( Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts). I wrapped twine around the card, tied a bow and topped it with a green paper ITop brad.


I added a cut out flower with pearl to it's center. I added the punch out carriage ( Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts). and the sticker  (True Love Tags Sticker Stackers )then stamped the princess ( Snag 'Em Stamps - Crown Princess). I then handcut the clouds and popped up two of them with UCutIt foam. I also added a gem and several pearls to the card as accents.




 Lastly for you today, I have a giveaway for you! Would you like to win the Imaginisce Dino-Roar collection?

or would you like to win a Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro plus refill AND Ribbon Adhesive?


I will chose two winners on Saturday! please click the follower link on my right sidebar to become a follower and leave me a comment on this post- US/Canadian Shipping only.  Thanks so much!


thanks for coming by today!

115 comments:

Darlene said...

I just love the Dinosaur collection, not really a pink girly girl, even though I have 2 daughters!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

GMS said...

Your projects are so fun & whimsical. What a fun giveaway!

Liza Henderson said...

I love this whole line of Imaginisce. My girls will go crazy for this stuff. The card with the rhinestones and pearls...I MUST MAKE ONE!! Thank you for so many amazing projects.


Liza
lizahenderson814@yahoo.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I LOVE your work! I am so happy you were a guest designer and that I can now follow you for more inspiration! your mini album cover is so simplistic, but beautiful! Thank you soooooo much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Jodi said...

awesome projects!!! Your work always makes me smile!! Thanks for the chance to win some fab prizes!!

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful projects! TFS!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, you have been creative Kristen! Congrats on being featured with Imaginesce!! Loved all the pics---thanks for taking the time to post them all for us to oooh and awwh over ;)

Liz said...

I fell in love with the beautiful pearl and pink album cover. It looks a little labor intensive, but the finished work is so worth it. Great giveaway too ! Already a follower of your blog :-)

Kim VanSheppy said...

Love the name of your blog! Love the cutie card and the girly girl cards. TFS

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Kath said...

Oh my goodness, that Princess collection is perfect! I love how much intricate detail went into your LO and card and bag. You rock!
Kath
bobkatfree@yahoo.com
(I already follow your blog)

Patricia Hurlburt said...

ALL of these projects are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
:)Patti

http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com

Kristal said...

CONGRATS on being a guest designer for Imaginisce!! Your projects are definitely a source of inspiration for me, thanks! What a fun giveaway! BTW ... I'm a new follower.

Ashly said...

Love all of your work and have been following you for a while now :) I would LOVE to give the glue arts a try. I have never used them, but hear nothing but good things about their product. Thanks!!

Julie said...

I'm a new follower sent over from Imaginisce and i love your scrapbooking style. Looking forward to going through your blog and seeing all of your projects.

Thanks for the inspiration and the chance at the giveaway.

Just Julie

Theresa said...

I'm a new follower...wow are you ever talented.That "Dreams Do come True" album is amazing!So glad you are a guest designer.
Thanks so much the opportunity to win such a lovely prize. I absolutely love both collections, and have some of each, so I'd be beyond thrilled to win.
firelass51@aol.com

Danielle said...

Fantabulous work! Im a new follower from Imaginisce!

stampinlara said...

Your projects are absolutely stunningly gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE. I just became a follower of your amazing blog, thanks for sharing!!
stampinlara@yahoo.com

Lsunflower58 said...

I just love all your work. I check your blog regularly and now I am a follower. And what an awesome giveaway. Thanks!!!

Karen Pinsonat said...

Congrats on being a guest designer! Love all your projects, especially the gift bag! I'm now a follower :-)

Nancie said...

I love your work, you are very talented.

I'm now a new follower thanks to Imaginisce.

Nancie
scooby71099@msn.com
http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/

Debc06 said...

Love the Dinosaur project you did and imaginisce showed but I also love the enchanted projects. I am a new follower. Love love love the Glue Arts products.
Debbie
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Sandy Reeves said...

I love the Birthday Princess layout!

HeatherC said...

HI Kristen! I have unofficially followed your blog for a long time. I just love your style. Congrats on being a guest blogger for Imaginisce!!

Wanda said...

Wow.. I love your projects.. My favorites are the princess cards and the gift bag.. soooo much fun!!!

grammy deed said...

Great idea for the gift bag. My three grand daughters will love all the pink.
guy1065ataoldotcom Grammy J

grammy deed said...

Great idea for the gift bag. My three grand daughters will love all the pink.
guy1065ataoldotcom Grammy J

Trish said...

I have two little girls and I LOVE all the pink stuff makes me want to go scrap right now

TeenaBugg38 said...

congrats on your feature this week!!!

Chelle said...

Love your projects. Nice to see you spotlighted on Imaginisce. I am already a follower.

Lesabe said...

I am now a follower of your blog. I love all your ideas and creativity =)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great projects and I just LOVE that little gift bag!

Kathy said...

Oh, it was so much fun to get to know you,Kristen, and I am now a follower! I love your clean, crisp style, and can't wait to use many of your ideas on pages for my young granddaughter. Can't wait to see more!! I would LOVE that Dinosaur collection! Thaks for the chance to win it.

Autumn said...

Love, love, love that mini album!! Oh' the time it must have taken to put on all those pearls and jems, but it looks awesome!!
Glue Glider Pro is also my all-tim favorite glue, it's the best!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects and for the chance to win!
xxAutumn

Jamie said...

Beautiful projects!! You have some amazing talent I always love looking at your projects!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful projects. You do so well with the pink and bling.

Julie said...

Gorgeous projects! I wish I had your creativity! I adore everything you have created with the princess theme. My daughter would love these.

Julie K.
my_playroom at hotmail dot com

Becky said...

i love these ideas! Imaginisce sent me over! the cutie card is my fav!

seth said...

Love finding new blogs. So excited to be a follower of yours. Love your cards!!

Shell said...

Love your work! All the bright and cheerful elements you use...so love the birthday princess LO! Adore Imaginisce and Glue Arts thank you so much for the chance to win!

Carolina said...

Love these projects, have just become a follower!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Kristen - you have been a busy girl! All these projects almost made me dizzy :) I love the cute Enchantment papers and what a great idea to use the backing paper from packages - I have often noticed how cute they can be but it never occurred to me to actually use them! I am glad you had fun creating these. It is no fun when your hobby turns into a chore. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

rebeccadunham athotmail dot com

Jerri said...

I love all of your projects Kristen, so, so cute! All of the Imaginisce stuff is so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Emily said...

Wow! I am in awe of all your creations! Very talented :)

greenmama said...

I love the mini album!! It is so sparkly and girly! I am now a follower!

isay said...

i love all your beautiful creations! you are one talented lady and thank you very much for sharing all this. Congratulations on being GDT over at Imaginisce. i am definitely be lurking into your blog looking for some inspiration. have a great week!

{VICKI} said...

I'm a new follower
thanks for the chance

Liz said...

I came from Imaginisce and your work is amazing... I'm in total awww with your creations..Thanks for sharing your talent and what a fun blog...
I'll book mark and follow... Looking forward to getting to see more of your creations

connie said...

I already follow your blog. Beautiful projects.

Jamie said...

I love what you did with Imaginisce! So creative and fun. I love the way you layer!

dallena said...

I too love the Dinosaur collection, with a 5 year old boy in the house=). I'm new to your blog, been away from scrapping for a few years and am getting great ideas here and at Imaginisce to pick it back up! Thanks for sharing.

Jamie Harder said...

Oh my goodness ... so many AMAZING projects!!! I LOVE your work!!!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful projects!

Jamie said...

Love your projects they are all amazing. Thanks for sharing!!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Emma said...

Wow such fun projects! Great giveaway :)

ruth said...

Wow! So many projects, so many ideas.......now to get busy! :)

And a giveaway to boot! I'm following!

johnnysgirl said...

Your projects are so beautiful..I get so much inspiration thank you
cheryl
c.antley130@comcast.net

Mel said...

I love the Dino collection..it would be perfect for my son! Your album is adorable...so girly, and so bling!

Scrapamum said...

Beautiful work Kristen!

Elaine said...

Your work is absolutely amazing!
Congratulations on being the featured guest designer for Imaginisce!
I just love how you added the hat pins, too cute:)
Thank you for the chance to win.

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

linda161 said...

I love the Princess layout especially because I mainly do the scrapbook 12 x 12 layouts and not too many cards. All of your projects are beautiful.

Liz said...

thanks for the chance to win you are very talented i love your stuff im a new follower :)

jewelbn said...

Your darling princess creations make me want to sit down and start pumping out ideas for my 3 granddaughters. They are so cute! Love the little carriage card!
Julianne :)

catnap said...

I love the embellishments on your Dreams Come True bag!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I was already a fan :) Your projects are always amazing! Love them all today!!! And I {heart} the Dino Roar collection... I just bought a couple sheets so I could do my Jurassic McDonald's Pages with it!!! Would LOVE to win more!!!!!

Diane S. said...

I am following you and have posted on Glue Arts and Imaginisce! Love your cards-so beautiful!

Wendy said...

I would love to win the dino collection :). Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

Love love love that mini album cover! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Pamk said...

I love your cards and lo's but the canvas album cover is my favorite. I am an old follower and drooling over that Glue Glider Pro.

Cathe said...

I am new to your blog...I found you through Imaginisce. I really love all of your stuff...it is way to hard to pick what is my favorite. I also have two girls so of course I love your princess creations...thanks for sharing all of your beautiful work...

Cathe Bledsoe-Gallimore
ovalemama@gmail.com
http://ovalemamas.blogspot.com/

KateB said...

wow-I gotta say I love the mini album cover cause it mixes the whimsy with the serious AND all that bling! yummy :):)

The Dinner Spot said...

I just love the princess carriage card. My girls would absolutely flip if I made that for them.

XXOO AMY said...

Im a follower! TFS!!

madebyKarla said...

OMG! all your projects are amazing! I would love to win that glue glider ;)
madebykarla@gmail.com

Auntie Ang said...

I am a new follower and you can rock the imaginisce was looking at your previous post and you are such a awesome designer.. Glad you were on imaginisce I stock them daily I'm new to whole blogging world and scrapping world so I have lots to learn

Valerie Durham said...

What a great blog! I love all of your work - you have a great style! Just became a follower!

Steph B said...

Found you through Imaginisce blog! I love your work, the gift bag is my favorite!!

Vana63 said...

OMGoodness, the dino collection is awesome but I really want to try out those ribbon adhesives too...oh, the choices, LOL! Thanks for a chance to win!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOW! I just got these papers--and I'm totally inspired! Beautiful creations as always! THANKS for the chance to win!

Kimmarie Baker said...

All your projects are scrapalicious! I love the Once Upon a Dream projects. The dino creations are so cute too. I am now a follower. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com kimmariebaker@gmail.com

Evette K. said...

ME ME ME....I am waving my arms and hands the hardest...lol lol. I just love the girly things so much. After having two boys I had a girl and of course everything turned pink in my house...that was 32 years ago as my daughter sure has grown but had two boys herself, no girls. Though my oldest son did have girls...three of them!!! Sure will be making a lot of girlie things with those granddaughter. Your projects are great gf. Keep sharing with us we love it. Hugs

Beverly said...

Kristen love your work and thanks so much for sharing...you certainly have an eye for *bling* Your album is beautiful . . . Love the giveaways.

jordanbev5 said...

Your work is adorable and inspiring! I love all your projects and would love to do such amazing works like you! I wasn't sure if you were asking which prize we wanted to win, but I love both! Thanks for the prizes, too! jordanbev5 @ yahoo.com

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

Wow Kristen all the princess projects are sooooooo pretty and cute! Love this line for my 2 years old girl!!

pennykitz said...

WOW You are a very creative artist!! Your projects are amazing!
I would love to win one of your giveaways. Thank you for this chance. pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

PamS said...

Your projects are adorable...perfect for 2 little girls.

Denise said...

I have been really wanting a Glue Glider! I will keep my fingers crossed!
Great projects! Love the card with pearls and rhinestones!
I am already a follower here also...
DeniseB

DebC said...

I love all these projects you did with imaginisce! It is by far my favorite manufacturer and I was most excited to visit their booth when I was working the CHA show. I got to meet Lori and that really made my day! Love the projects with the princess crowns. My granddaughter loves princess stuff and always dresses up. She is 3
Thanks for opportunity to win great stuff but mainly for sharing all your projects!
dsc105@live.com

Kristie Maynard said...

Love these girly projects. I must say I think my favorite is that gift bag. Thanks for the chance at these great give aways!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG girl!! =) You are very talented and I have to say that Canvas Mini Album has to be my FAVORITE!! What a CUTE idea and I agree so girly and fun!! I also LOVE your cards they are so cute!! THANKS so much for sharing with us today and for the chances to win such FABULOUS PRIZE packages!! =) Either one will make someone's day!! Again THANKS so much for sharing and I can't wait to see what you will create next!! =)
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Nicole said...

All your projects are super nice. You've brought out the little princess in me! :)

Penny said...

I love all those rhinestones and pearls. Great card. Your work is "beautiful." Thanks for an opportunity to win.

Darcy said...

Congratulations on being the GD for Imaginisce. I can see why they picked you!

darcy.lagrandeur at gmail dot com

JennyKozar said...

These are all great projects! Thanks for sharing.

V said...

I love what you've done with the Imaginisce! that beaded album is simply gorgeous. It's my favorite by far. I love it!

Kim M said...

I love the Dino collectionk, it is so super cute!

mommahobbit said...

That dino collection is great but the brown bag is my favorite project! Nice work!
http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/

Sandi said...

I love your projects! My favorite one (although hard to choose) would be the mini-album....love all those pearls and bling! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mic said...

Just became a follower! Now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog. Great stuff! Thanks for the inspiration! And the chance to win....

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I love you projects, especially since I don't do girly. I would love to win the adhesive. I am joining you as a follower.

Cottagerca said...

Kristen, congrat's on the GDT spot. Such an adventure for you. I am following you, as i believe your light springy type of cards have inspired me to try the lighter side of things this spring. Glue arts gift pack would sure help with my inspiration.
Ava

Summer Braxton said...

Ooooooo, two really great prizes! Thanks for the chance.

Queen Mary said...

I love your style! It is so whimsical and magical! Loved your use of the Enchanted line from Imaginisce! I am now a follower!

doverdi said...

Your projects are so awesome. I love all the Imaginisce products although they are very hard to find in Ontario, Can where I live. Thanks for the fun giveaway & I'm now a follower too. TFS!

Drayia said...

Imaginisce sent me. I love everything you have done with the enchanted line. The gift bag is very cute and the fact you pop everything up gives it wonderful depth. Thanks for sharing
drayia.blogspot.com

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats on your guest spot! Your work is great!

jime said...

I'm a new follower and I'm so glad that imaginisce had you as a guest designer. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. I like that you don't only show us, but you tell us how you did it ;) I love how you changed a cheap paper bag to a chic bag ;) Thanks again!

marianne-g said...

I would love the Glue Glider Pro. I've been admiring it but.....
I follow your blog all the time.

Kimberli said...

Gorgeous projects, I love the twine/button pieces on your projects!! Thanks for all your inspiration and the chance to win!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love this cute princess line; just wish I had a girl to scrapbook - LOL!

flowerdisco said...

so much beauty my heart was racing :) for real.

Wendy said...

I'd love it all :) I'm a new follower & Your projects are amazing!

Beth Fiscus said...

What a GORGEOUS princess collection you have made! I especially love the blinged-out album cover!

Candy said...

Great project! You are so creative! I became a follower of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win your give away! I have been wanting to try the Glue Arts adhesive and of course I love all the Imaginisce products!

Brit in MN said...

Ohhh, love that mini album cover, and the once upon a dream card! So pretty & completely girly, LOVE it!

Brit K
britngavin@clearwire.net

kirsten said...

Hi Kristen! I really admire your work.

I am a new follower of yours.