Friday, February 25, 2011

Imaginisce and Giveaway

As you know I have a few favorite companies, DCWV, Imaginisce, Provo Craft, Spellbinders and Prima. Well I belong to their blogs and facebook pages because they are always giving away free stuff and who doesn't want to get things for free. So this past week Imaginisce has had a release party for one of their new collections called Berrylicious and I was selected as Day 3 winner!! This is a beautiful fun, and bright line and I can't wait to see it irl! The projects that their DT made was incredible and so inspired, they completely made me want spring NOW! LOL but then again I am sure we are all tired of old man winter and would love to see Green Grass and Brightly coloured flowers.

Ok on to the next topic...My most favourite Blogger is Pinky and I read her blog before anyone else. My day is not complete until I see what she has created to share with the world. She also has some amazing giveaways on her blog, in fact I won one last month, a subscription to Stash to Treasure. It has video tutorials and classes on it. Cost $5/month for the classes which are about 6 classes long. Pinky was hosting the class for February and she did an retro altered clock. You can also buy the kits to follow along with the video classes.
She is again having a giveway and this time it is the new Imaginisce D-stressing tool, which is cordless. So click on the link and check her out.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Potty Training Chart

 I have 2 small girls, Veronica is 2 1/2 years old and it is time to get serious about potty training. She has been using the potty for about a year off and on. It is now time to become a big girl. With that in mind I was checking out Imaginisce Challenge for this month. It is based on a photo and colours.
Veronica is all about Princess right now and I thought that a chart that she could put Princess stickers on for everything she went to the potty.
Now onto a description of the project. Using a piece of cardboard 9 1/2" x 8" I layered several pieces of CS by Imaginisce. I used the new Enchanted line and the older Fairest of Them All. I cut a strip of striped cs from Fairest of Them All then used my Martha Stewart boarder punch to punch it out. I cut a 9 1/2 x 3 strip from the Enchanted cs, cut a 3 x 8 strip of matching cs from Fairest of Them all. First I glued down the Enchanted cs, next along the side I adhered the matching cs from Fairest of Them all and then using Scor-tape I put the striped cs along the top.
To cover the remaining adhesive from the Scor-tape I covered it with blue fine glitter as you can see here in the close up. Using a Die Cut from my stash I wrote her name using Waterfall Stickles, put the Crown sticker from Fairest of Them All above her name and used a rhinestone and my i-Rock for the dot above the i. I used some pink lace from my stash to make a boarder around the white grid paper, this is to hid the additional sheets on the chart. Using my i-Rock I added blue studs to the lace.

Here I layered several flowers from Princess Posies which goes with the Fairest of Them All collection and using a star dust brad affixed it to the Chart. And yes I have a lot of this collection left when it comes to embellishments, but very little of the CS. I LOVE Imaginisce little girl lines, they are so princessy and fun.
I am very happy with how this turned out and my DD cant wait to start using it. She has told me its "pretty mommy" and that is all that is important to me! Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jean Pockets

 Alright, On I am in a swap by Martica. She challenged us to alter 2 Jean Pockets for our pals. Now Martica is the one that got me started last year on the whole altering things and I also won a wonderful paper bag album kit from her blog. I had never done a paper bag album until then. Ok back to the pocket. I had just ruined a pair of jeans by splitting the butt LOL so I took my scissors and cut off the two pockets. This on is in all creams and browns as requested by one of my pals. The CS is DCWV At Home Stack, I traced the shape of the pocket onto the CS and then cut, as you can see it looks crooked but is straight. Gathered the ivory lace along the top and added a simple long fringe to the bottom. Used Prima Say it With Pearls and Crystals in brown and clear, a Prima flower and this beautiful Butterfly from my stash that a pal had sent to me. The hanger is made out of floral wire twisted in half and then covered in brown ribbon. With the matching ribbon I then made a bow, which I have not done in years.

 This pocket is for a different pal, she likes turquoise and vintage. Vintage is not my strong suit but gave it my best shot. Again the CS is DCWV The Vintage Stack, traced and cut out the pocket then punched it with a Martha Stewart boarder punch. Added Prima Say it with Pearls and a Prima flower. The K is chipboard by K&Company that I added turquoise rhinestones to using my i-Rock by Imagainisce and of course a soft blue butterfly. Around the edge of the paper I glued turquoise eyelash fringe and using the last remaining brown and turquoise ribbon I hand gathered it at the top. Again the hanger is twisted floral wire covered with ribbon and a hand made matching bow.
I also backed both my pockets with alittle cardboard to add some stability to them. All that is is needed now is to add a little Rak and send them out. Thanks for looking. I do read all your wonderful comments and love all the encouragement you send me. It is much appreciated and helps me continue to try things that normally I would never think twice about.

Valentine's Day Mailbox

 This was made from a template that I bought and downloaded from I love making different containers and saw this and could only think about elementary school and Valentine's Day card exchange. We always made a container to hold all the cards that other students gave us. So of course I had to make it.
I printed off the template on white paper then traced it onto my cs. Used here is double sided cs by K&Company Seasonal stack. On the back is a 3D dragonfly in pastel pinks and purples. The Flag, which moves, is outlined in Cotton Candy Stickles.

Using Scor-tape I adhered the Ivory Lace then added Pink chunky glitter to cover the remaining tape. The fabric flowers, paper flowers and butterfly are glued with Aleene's Tacky glue. Then added some pink rhinestones to the lower flourish and a little pink bow to the front above the pull.

I really enjoyed making this but found it a little fussy putting it together. If you want perfection have fun because no matter how I bended the cs or made sure everything was aligned it still leans a little to the left. Thanks for looking.