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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Refresh!

Today we have this super fun & colourful layout to share with you!!! Isn't it fabulous?!


Suzanna Lee

"Refresh" layout

Family Fun being repurposed for Crafty Fun. Sort of... LOL!! Suzanna here today to share with you my craft room re-do. A new beginning for my creative space! I have lived in this house going on 8 years now and over that time frame, my scrappy goodies have just moved in. Nothing moved out, just more paper and more embellishments and more tools moving in. It was looking rather "overgrown". Well, I guess my husband had had enough and decided that for my birthday he would buy me furniture and a new desk for my scrappy nook. He even painted the walls for me!



The craft bits and pieces served really to supplement as work as embellishments for the new beginnings of my old craft space. Even sentiments along the selvage strips of various patterned papers worked to support the theme!



The bright, primary colors of the Family Fun collection are right up my alley! I love that there are several themes built within the theme and you can get so much from just one collection! Even if you aren't into the "theme", the B sides of the papers are great neutral patterns that will support about any theme! Love when you can more bang for your buck!




Supplies:
Imaginisce - patterned paper, buttons, die cuts, stickers, expoxy dots and letter stickers; Family Fun

Monday, January 26, 2015

Family Time!

We've got another week of great ideas for our theme "New Beginnings".
Check out this super fun page by Stephanie.





Hello! It's Stephanie from paperANDi and I gotta New Beginnings layout to share with you featuring Imaginisce's "Family Fun" Collection and Imaginisce's Milk Paints



  I started out with a white card stock for my base. I use my electronic cutting machine and cut out the following on card stock: good foods, good times, and family time. 

I peeled off my card stock from the mat and brush off the words with some Imaginisce's Milk Paints. 

And my last step to the whole process is to add embellishments from Imaginisce's Family Fun Collection and finish it up by using Imaginisce's i-Rock Tool to add sweet gems (hot rocks!) to it!




Supplies:
Imaginisce: Family Fun Collection (patterned papers, stickers, and die cuts); i-Rock tool with hot rocks; and milk paints.

American Crafts: Knock Out 2 Punch Set; thickers (part of the Imaginisce's Family Fun Collection) and white cardstock.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Choose Happy!

To end off this week we have this colourful layout by designer Guiseppa.  Sometimes choosing a single WORD to describe the upcoming year is a great motivator!!




"Choose Happy"

I am so happy to be here on Imaginisce 2015 Design Team!  Guiseppa here and a new year brings new beginnings.  I have to admit, some of my 2014 was really hard and I have been going through some things.  So this year, even though my problems have not gone away, I am going to try to "choose happy".  No matter what is going on, this is going to be my theme.  So, let's have a look at this very HAPPY layout!




Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a lot of different things that resembled HAPPY.  Oh and can you guess the Imaginisce Tool I used on my layout?  Notice all of the cute little rolled flowers?  Yep, I used the Petal Roller to make my own rolled flowers.




I also used Imaginisce's Adhesive Enamel Dots and Plastic Buttons to embellish.  The collection I used was the Family Fun.  It was perfect because of the bright, fun colors.





Thanks for popping in and having a look at my project.  I look forward to making 2015 a wonderful year and I can't wait to share all of my ideas and projects with you!

Supplies Used:
Imaginisce: Family Fun Patterned Paper, Plastic Buttons and Enamel Dots
American Crafts: Pow Glitter Paper and Foam Letter Stickers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Resolutions

We've got another great layout to share with you today.





"2015 Resolutions"
I am not one to normally make new resolutions for the new year. If you feel something needs to change, why wait for the new year. Do it now! My husband recently discovered he is gluten intolerant (on top of his other food allergies) and I have been preparing gluten free meals for him. But I also have been preparing meals loaded with gluten too for the rest of us. Can you blame me? Have you tasted store bought gluten free bread or crackers? Yuck! It's like eating cardboard. And anything labeled Gluten Free in the store is 2-3 times more expensive. Well, my husband has not been very good at sticking to his diet with all the temptation around. So I am trying to prepare more things that he can eat. I made gluten free chocolate chip cookies the other day and they were good enough my kids did not suspect they were gluten free! I have also been experimenting with bread recipes. I want to be able to make a decent gluten free loaf of bread in my bread machine. I had lots of success with the this bread machine mix I found at Whole Foods. Now to see if I can make one from scratch! The other food resolution I have is to eat green.... I am not talking salads here. Eating green means you are aware of where your food comes from. If your food has to travel half way around the world to get to you what impact does that have on our environment? Eating foods in season and grown locally is much greener for the environment. I decided to document  my 2015 resolutions with a layout...
 



I used the i-Top to create some coordinating brads for my layout. I love the dimension the brads add.
 



Supplies:
Imaginisce: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers (Family Fun collection), I-Top, small and medium brad daddies
American Crafts: cardstock

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Year - New Start

Hello Imaginisce Fans!
Well, with a New Year comes some new beginnings. That could come in any form and for anything in life. Whether it be a fresh start to the way we eat, purging & cleaning our homes, getting into a daily exercise routine, spending more time with family, etc .... the list could go on & on!!

Over the next couple of weeks our Design Team will be sharing the projects revolving around the theme of NEW BEGINNINGS.
To start us off this week we have the talented  ....




Hi everyone!! So happy to see you here! Today I'm sharing my first project for Imaginisce as part of the 2015 design team! I'm so excited to be staying here for another year and sharing my projects with all of you again!

So, for this layout the challenge was to create a layout about "new beginnings" and to use Imaginisce's "Family Fun" collection. Now, I don't know about you, but I find myself browsing through all the pins on Pinterest way too much, but in this case I was so glad I did, as I knew exactly what I was going to do! I had seen this photo on Pinterest and I wanted to use that as my starting point for this page. 

source: pillow cover by Kaleidoscope from Vertou

I love both the colors and the design of this pillow cover so much and decided to use both and came up with this: 


How is this about "new beginnings" you might ask? Well, the girl on the right is my daughter and (as some of you might already know) as of August last year she's a foreign exchange student in the US (we are from The Netherlands, Europe). She went to the US, leaving everything behind: her family and friends, her boyfriend, everything that was dear to her to trade it all in for a foreign country, an unknown family, no friends, unknown school(system), unknown everything ... now how is that for new beginnings? 

Here are a few close-ups of my layout: love all the stickers that come with the Family Fun collection! 


Some fabulous Thickers from American Crafts: 


And a few awesome die-cuts:



Except paper, stickers and die-cuts I also pulled out a few Imaginisce tools! Did you notice? Here's what I used: the I-Rock tool, tweezers, jewel tray and some jewels (Glam Rocks). 


This I-Rock tool is one of my favorite tools of Imaginisce. It's cordless and warms super quickly! The jewels have a bit of glue on the bottom and the only thing you have to do is press the warm metal tip of the I-Rock tool on top for a few seconds. The glue melts and as soon as you remove the warm metal tip, the glue cools and the jewel is fixed to your page! Easy Peasy! 


The tray comes in super handy as well. I use it very often for these jewels or for glitter or sequins: without spilling anything, everything glides back into the bottle in a second! 


Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper (Family Fun, Black Ice, Good Dog), die-cuts, stickers (Family Fun), Glam Rocks; American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock tool, I-Rock Jewel Tray, 14x14 I-Mat and Lighted Tweezers. 

So this was my project for today! I would love to learn what you think? 

And if you want to see the pin I used on Pinterest, here's my Pinterest account, you'll find the pin on my board "Inspiration Is Everywhere". And if you're looking for more Imaginisce projects then Imaginisce's Pinterest account is the place to go! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting and pinning!! 

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